The Little Black List: Best of 2015

The last 365 days flew by, but the following ladies proved they knew how to rock a dress! Here are our editors’ favorite fashion looks of the past year:

1. Gone Girl Rosamund Pike is Glorious in Givenchy rosamund-pike-22. blake-lively-17Blake Lively Continues to Prove She’ll Never Need a Stylist

3. Lupita Nyong’o is Crowned Queen of Cannes & Master of the TwirlOpening Ceremony & "La Tete Haute" Premiere - The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival

4. Reese reese-witherspoon-6Witherspoon is Anything but Basic in Black & White

5. Rihanna Demonstrates the “Art of Couture” in Guo Pei at the Met Galarihanna-1

6. Zendaya’s Unreal Cuteness Results in a Recreated Barbiezendaya-17. Sienna Miller Sports “Oscar” to the Oscarssienna-miller-2

8. Charlize Theron is Divine in Diorcharlize-theron-9

9. Kate Middleton Hints at Baby’s Gender in Last Outing before Charlotte’s Arrivalkate-middleton-47 10. Caitlyn Jenner Proves to be the Best Dressed Lady in the Kardashian Clancaitlyn-jenner-1

Top 10 Worst Wedding Gowns

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve been dedicating the week to weddings on film, but we have to include the bad, too!  Here is our Top 10 List of the worst wedding gowns on film.  At first, we thought it was going to be difficult to come up with ten terrible wedding dresses from movies, but then we actually had a hard time narrowing it down!

1. Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried), Mamma Mia! Yuck… we don’t even know where to start.  There is no redeeming feature of this disgusting outfit.  Amanda Seyfried plays Sophie, a 20-year-old girl getting married on a Greek island.  You could wear a white bikini, and it would be a better choice than this.  Sophie is supposed to be a free-spirit, but good god, this is atrocious.  The lack of makeup, the frayed layers, the tiny crown in the middle of her head, the fact you can’t separate her hair, tiara, gown or skin from each other in the dimly-lit church she almost gets married in – it’s all just bad.  Even her handsome husband-to-be looks horrible!  Who is he channeling?  John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever?!  Our biggest question was, she lives in Greece… why didn’t she go the route of Grecian goddess?2. Betsy Hopper (Molly Ringwald), Betsy’s Wedding We love when people think for themselves, but this wedding gown was just too hideous to pass off as inventive.  It’s just plain awful.  Molly Ringwald plays an independent young bride marrying into a wealthy family, and everything goes wrong planning her wedding – just like her gown!  It’s short in the front and long in the back (just like a mullet), paired with long gloves, cream ruffles, white cowboy boots and a top-hat.  Ringwald had just chopped off her beautiful red locks to shake off her teenage queen status, so she looks all the more terrible.  It’s bad when you know the top-hat is probably the best part of the getup.  Blech!

3. Kimberly “Kimmy” Wallace (Cameron Diaz), My Best Friend’s Wedding Good thing Cameron Diaz was cute, because this dress would have been #1 otherwise.  In the 1997 romantic comedy, Julia Roberts and Diaz fight over sexy Dermot Mulroney, and after seeing this dress, we remembered why we rooted for the redhead the whole time… We don’t even know how to describe it – a bunch on geometric shapes in unflattering angles?  Film Scouts describes it as, “off the shoulder and double-bodiced, constructed of white silk gazarre and silk satin, hand-beaded with Austrian crystals and detailed with silk roses. The silk tulle veil, piped in silk satin, flowed 20 feet over a 14-foot train.”  That description was a hell of a lot prettier than whatever the hell Diaz is wearing.  She started her career as a model, so it’s impressive they found something so gross to put her in.  Kimmy is supposed to be a wealthy Chicagoan and her wardrobe is pretty and preppy up until this point.  We just don’t get it – does she hates herself AND her cousins?!

4. Marianne Dashwood (Kate Winslet), Sense & SensibilityThis dress was originally in our Top 3, but we Googled it and found photos of it from behind, and the train is actually stunning from behind.  It just looks bad on a chubby, curly-haired Kate Winslet.  She’s not even that large, but she looks perpetually pregnant in every empire waist she dons in the period film.  Her wedding scene looks particularly horrible, because her skin-tone matches the material of her mesh dress, the the gold beading matches her hair color, and it doesn’t look like she’s wearing any makeup, which turns her into one big blob.  According to IMdb, the gown was actually trimmed with straw… what?!

5. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Sex and the City It’s not surprising why Mr. Big nearly left Carrie at the altar in this ridiculous outfit.  Our editors constantly argue about whether or not Carrie was well-dressed in the TV series, and while I argue that I don’t love everything she wears, her character certainly took risks and inspired many trends.  But this is just terrible.  Sarah Jessica Parker is such a clotheshorse, and can almost wear anything, but not this crinkly monstrosity by Vivienne Westwood.  The dress itself isn’t even that bad – it looks beautiful on the hanger, but it’s a gown you’d constantly have to steam to keep it’s shape.  On Parker’s tiny frame combined with severe, slicked back hair, hideous gold heels and the bird on her head, Carrie Bradshaw ended up in our #5 spot.  This was especially disappointing after the beautiful gowns she modeled earlier in the movie at the Vogue wedding dress shoot.  But Carrie later realizes she made a fashion faux-pas to Miranda at a Valentine’s dinner together: “I put a bird on my head!”  Miranda responds, so relieved, “Is that what that was?”  As if it had been bugging her, the whole movie, too!  Fun Fact:  In real life, Parker was definitely unique at her own 1997 wedding – she wore a little black dress!

6. Henrietta “Duckface” (Anna Chancellor), Four Weddings and a Funeral Poor Duckface.  She was definitely crazy, but that’s because she loses Hugh Grant, not once, but twice in this 1994 romantic comedy.  And it’s probably because she looked like a huge meringue at her wedding.  (No, not really – it was the early 90s… Most brides looked like puffy meringues!)  There’s a famous scene in this film where Andie MacDowell tries on a bunch of different wedding gowns, and discusses how ridiculous they all look, and it seems Duckface didn’t get the memo.  At least she gets to hook up with a prince instead!

7. Emma Allen (Anne Hathaway), Bride Wars We missed something about this Vera Wang gown that ended up on so many “Best Wedding Gown” lists… The cream colored dress matched Anne Hathaway’s pale skin, completely washing out the star.  In some shots it isn’t so bad, but we’re over the crinkly mermaid look.  And paired with a luminous Kate Hudson, she just looks so blah!  In the film, her character, Emma, is supposed to have inherited the gown from her mother, indicating that she’s not having the wedding of her dreams, but just repeating her parents’ day.  Well we’re glad she doesn’t end up getting married in this dress, cause it stinks.

8. Toula Portokalos (Nia Vardalos), My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nia Vardalos wrote this sleeper hit about planning her own nuptials to her co-star, Ian Gomez.  We hoped the pretty Greek looked better than this in real life!  When Nia’s character, Toula, sees herself for the first time in her gown she exclaims, “I’m a snow beast!”  After the ceremony, she starts ripping bows and rosettes off her goofy gown, which makes it look a lot better.  Eh, at least she gets John Corbett! :)

9. Juliet (Keira Knightley), Love Actually Keira Knightley is one of our favorite fashion icons, and she’s so adorable it’s hard to forget how strange her wedding gown is in this Christmas classic.  (Especially considering we just featured her TWICE on the Vintage Wedding Gown List!)  Her frock in this romance is see-through, her midriff is showing, and she’s covered in feathers… probably three of the biggest “dont’s” on your wedding day, hehe.  She still looks so cute from the neck up, but really trashy and immature from the neck down.10. The Bride (Elsa Lanchester), The Bride of Frankenstein There’s only one explanation for this gown: Men.

Little Black List: Suri’s Top 10

“Suri” means pickpocket in Japanese, which makes sense, because we’d love to steal her style!  Miss Cruise turned 6 today, and we’re counting down her Top 10 Looks – which, despite only being alive for a few years, was pretty hard to narrow down.  No wonder she has her own blog

1. Black & White & Cute All Over: This editor’s two favorite shades on a girl with her favorite coloring (brown hair, blue eyes, pale skin).  This silk dress was made for her by Holmes & Yang (her mother’s design label).  Suri looks like a china-doll with edge.2. Burberry Baby: This is probably Suri’s most famous outfit.  She wore this classic Burberry plaid dress and bob haircut in 2007 that made her a style phenomenon.  All of a sudden, toddlers everywhere were sporting this adorable ‘do.3. Lady in Red: Suri sported a similar dress to the NYC Ballet, but this one is by Helena & Harry.  She paired it was a great pair of silver Bonpoint ballet flats and pigtails!4. Anchors Away: We featured this look last spring.  This black and white Ralph Lauren nautical dress is perfect for the summer!  We wish it came in our size!5. Bold Navy: There’s two things Suri seems to love – a great fashion moment, and a good cupcake.  Here, she has both!

6. Oh, Canada: Here is an older Suri last year in Vancouver, sporting an adorable Burberry princess coat.  She had on sneakers and a dress from H&M, too – the horror!

7. Disney Princess: All little girls play dress-up, but some get to do it for magazines.  Here, Suri sports a Cinderella gown at the famous theme park in Florida. 8. 1980s Chic: The true mark of a trendsetter is pulling off something that wouldn’t normally look good – Suri does it all the time.  Our editors hate both Juicy Couture and leggings, but here, Suri is pulling off both.  College cardigan by Juicy, flats by Manolo Blahnik, leggings by American Apparel, and princess umbrella by Disney.

9. Boots Made for Walking: Our editors also happen to hate rain boots (mainly because they’re meant for children under 10, but college girls seem to think that’s their age group…), but Suri makes them look good, once again!  Dress by mother’s label Holmes & Yang, accessories by Kidorable.

10. Tiny Dancer: Here, Suri is sporting the classic ballet look: soft pink tights, leotard, and ballet slippers.  She even stays in character by having her hair French-braided.  Love. <3

The Little Black List: Best of 2011

We here at theSkinnyStiletto realized we really like compiling lists, so we’ve created a new category we’re calling “The Little Black List.”  To start off 2012, we’re saying good-bye to 2011 by listing the 10 Best Fashion Moments of the past year.  (And no, there will never be a Kardashian on this list…)

1. Kate Middleton Makes Bridal History

2. Reese Witherspoon is Black & White All Over3. Angelina Jolie Causes Envy at Golden Globes4. Philip Treacy Brings Hats Back5. The Princess & the Purple 6. Salma Hayek Shows Off Shades of Gray

7. Blake Lively is Lovely at the Met8. Mila Kunis is Red Hot9. The Obamas: 1st Family of Fashion10. Camilla Belle Bares All