Designers often favor similar silhouettes and even carry those styles through collections, resulting in instantly recognizable pieces. That’s why it was pretty easy to identify the extensively embellished black dress Gabrielle Union wore to the 2013 ESPY Awards earlier this month as one of Marc Bouwer’s sleek creations. Her Fall 2012 version featured both a revealing neckline as well as an open back and was accented by EF Collection earrings, a Graziela Gems statement ring along with black pumps. Gabrielle’s dress closely resembled the crisp white one Jaimie Alexander sported back in January for the London premiere of The Last Stand. This embellished creation came from the Pre-Fall 2012 offering and included more pronounced cut-out details. She capped off her look with snakeskin slingbacks from Nicholas Kirkwood.
The color and cut-outs on Jaimie’s Marc Bouwer helped her secure a win in this instance. We also like the fact that she added a dynamic pair of pumps as opposed to the basic black ones Gabrielle selected. Which actress do you think wore it best?