Monday, March 05, 2012

Who Wore Marchesa Better?

Who Wore It Better?
Marchesa Spring 2011 Jumpsuit

How does one compare a model-turned-designer and one of TV's biggest style icons? Especially when both of them are wearing the exact same outfit? Marchesa co-designer Georgina Chapman and Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester are facing off on this edition of 'Who Wore It Better'. The brunette beauties were seen wearing a lace jumpsuit from Georgina's own fashion brand, Marchesa...over one year apart. 

It's safe to say that when Georgina Chapman designs for her own brand, she creates outfits she intends on wearing herself, as we've seen on the red carpet. Last month (February 2012), Georgina picked out a black plunge-neck jumpsuit from her Spring 2011 line to wear at the CFDA Gala in New York. She had her suit lined with black fabric, displacing the sheer effect that it was presented with originally. Georgina added black Louboutin pumps and a clutch bag, and had her hair slickly tied back. 

Leighton Meester, who is always at the forefront of fashion, wore the jumpsuit way back in November 2010 to a Harry Winston jewellery launch in New York City. Leighton dared to wear the ensemble as is, revealing a whole lot of skin through the sheer lace. A sparkly diamond necklace, Nicholas Kirkwood heels and a silver bejewelled sphere clutch completed her provocative look.

Polish model Zuzanna Bijoch wears the runway version of the jumpsuit at the Marchesa Spring 2011 showing. It features an off-the shoulder neckline with deep V-neck, clasped by an embellished waistband. The harem pants are tapered and ruched at the ankle.


Who Wore It Better? This is not the ideal silhouette for everyone - with all that transparency, the genie-in-a-bottle pants and a oh-so-low neck, it's extremely tricky to wear. I prefer the jumpsuit on Georgina, it looks more modest and demure than on the other two. I also think that Leighton lacked the height needed to pull off the shape of the pants, which seems to be more forgiving on Zuzanna.

What are your thoughts?



52 comments:

Diva Naomi Addy said...

I am liking it more on Georgina, it just look way better on her in my opinion of course.
Have a lovely week ahead.
kisses

Marianne M. said...

i completely agree with you, Georgina looks demure and chic but Leighton looks well, i don't know. her legs look short and sturdy , the sheer fabric and heavy make up doesn't help either

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

Oh that is a hard one, I have to say Leighton! xoxo

Rahul Bhatia said...

Tricky to wear for sure;) Nice outfits and agree with your closing lines, Sam!

Sandwich de Dinausore said...

Nice!

xoxo

Daniella said...

They all look beautiful and they have all put a different spin on this jumpsuit! Though i have to say i really love how Leighton Meester wears it,i think its the hair,make up and jewellery that makes me love it on her just that little bit more. :) Great post my dear as always my dear! :)

Take care,Daniella xox

Re_becah said...

I don’t know. I really don’t like this outfit hehee
Have a nice week! :)

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LifeStyle Journal said...

I think Georgina Chapman looks amazing. Of course, model looks perfect, but Chapman made the outfit alive, she looks fantastic.
In my opinion, such shape of the pants is what Leighton Meester should never wear. Her legs look not good in it.
Kate

Miss Jota said...

Hello dear. I love Marchesa. Kisses from Brazil ~.~



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aki! said...

I'm going to definitely go with Chapman. The amount of skin makes me a bit uncomfortable. On top of it... the feel of the fabric makes the skin look like it's peeling, it's not even a graceful reveal.

Taylor Morgan said...

Georgina wore it better. The sheer effect is not flattering. Lining the suit with black fabric definitely improved the dress!

xoxo,
Taylor

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Marie Martell said...

Hey Sam, I definitely agree with you also! The way it falls off her shoulders and ends perfectly at the chest looks great! and I love that it's not sheer in the legs.

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VintageDanielle said...

I think Georgina really pulled it off!

BlogLoveTherapy said...

I like it best on Georgina. It just looks more put together.

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Ember Drake said...

I like it better on Georgina! The sheer leg on the other two aren't as pretty!

Em
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Bree said...

I absolutely adore Leighton Meester, but I agree with you. Georgina Chapman simply wore it best. She looked sexy and elegant. I love how she added the black fabric as well. It made the whole ensemble better. :)

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S. Lopez said...

Thx for the comment on my blog! And Georgina wore it the best. I love Leighton Meester tho, such an inspiration in fashion. You've got a great blog! Following you now!

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ftashion said...

Oh! I thought Leighton looks pretty good in this jumpsuit. In fact, I kinda love how we can see the beautiful sheer lace against her skin. hee but yeah, Marchesa looks even better with her height.

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Pratishtha Durga said...

Goergina for sure!!! She adds so much chic and oomph to the outfit!!!

Zoe said...

mmmmmmmmm....for me leighton!!!!!!!!

Fashion-Bridge said...

Loving Leighton's look the most! She has the appeal of a bad girl but a very pretty one;)

Xx

Alexandra

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Michelle Lee said...

love Leighton!

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Teresa said...

ok this is kinda hard.. if i had to wear it, i'll go for the Georgina look! but i would use it with Leighton's makeup!

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Denise said...

I'm back! I liked Georgina Chapman better. As you said, it's not an easy piece to wear. I like Marchesa!
I am sooooo glad for you, I read the news - 7 km away! But I am soooo glad for it - somehow, I had the feeling you would find, that's why I told you it happened to Jasna!

GLAMOURMOES said...

Hmmm difficult! But I think I like Georgina Chapman better!

Summer-Raye said...

Georgina

Elin Kling said...

I´m in LOVE.

Walking on Sunshine said...

I think that Leighton wears it better! :)
I love her!
how are you honey?I'm sorry for not answering to comments for some days but I'm on the mountains to ski! :) xoxo

Bailey Schneider said...

Georgina wins HANDS down ...um... covered up LEGS down ;-)
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Nicole said...

I'd have to say Georgina. I love how she wore the outfit in her own way with the black underneath. Also her shoes are better than Leightons.
Georgina's make-up and hair is exactly how I would have wore it.
xxx

rolala said...

It's a difficult silhouette to pull off for sure. I totally agree with you that Georgina wore it best. The lining on the legs is simply more flattering.
Have a wonderful week Sam!
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Squared said...

Well... I love how it looks on Georgina. I usually like how Leighton dresses, but honestly, this time, I have to say I don't like how this looks on her!!

Punctuation Mark said...

i'd have to say the designer herself! happy monday!!!

Dominika said...

Much as I love Leighton, I think Georgina wore it better. I like the fact that she didn't show off too much body, she looked really classy.

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Gabi said...

I love leighton, but this time Georgina looks so much better.

An said...

I love love love Leighton but am not a fan of how they scrunched up at her ankles - I agree, she needs more height for this look <3

Alexandra Rebelo said...

my favourite is absolutely Georgina Chapman, i like the legs in black so much glamour.

kisses, Alexandra

The Jones said...

Gotta say...Georgina wore it best. Maybe because it was her vision in the first place? I just think her look has the perfect makeup and accessorizing and a more classic look.

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

because the suit is lined with black fabric, it definitely looks the best on Georgina. I love Marchesa, but you have to make it wearable and not just straight off the runway sometimes.

milu said...

like it!

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Elle Sees said...

Def Georgina

Alexandra said...

I know everyone's saying Georgina, but I have to say I loved Leighton's the best! She can do no wrong in my eyes. Love that piece, such a unique yet femme look.

Alexandra xo

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I go with Georgina! That's how I would wear it. :D
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Jess said...

marchesa definitely wore it best!! i completely agree with what you said!!! and thank you for your sweet comment!!

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Lipgloss Kisses said...

Definitely Georgina Chapman. I don't really like the jumpsuit when it's sheer, looks kind of awkward.

indie by heart said...

I think it looks better on Georgina, although I'm not sure if I personally like it at all .. :)

Thanks for the comment!

Have a lovely day,

Satu
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DXiredDiamond said...

I think it looks good on Leighton but Georgina wore it the best for me! She made it more classy in my opinion, which I really like! :)

LB
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hope in high heels said...

I'm for georgina here... looks so classy when there's more left to the imagination. I do love leighton meester though!

Golden Cheer Grahams said...

According to me, Georgina Chapman wore it the best.
Leighton Meester seems to have big legs with that outfit...

Lisa Lockhart said...

Honestly I don't think any of them pulled it off, not even the model lol. But I will say that I like Leighton's plunging top and Georgina's lined pants.

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Miu said...

I definitely prefer it on Georgina Chapman!

Vicky Fernández said...

Wow! That's such a difficult to wear jumpsuit... Second girl is amzing and the third one is too thin, but I would wear the first option... Anyway, the jumpsuit is beautiful!

Vicky
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