Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Who Wore Versace Better?

Who Wore It Better?
Versace Spring 2012 Dress

Three stars battle it out this week in a very sexy Versace Spring 2012 dress. The attention commanding asymmetrical dress is decked with gold studs on the bodice and half the skirt. The leather laden dress also features delicate chiffon draping on one side of the skirt and upon the shoulder. It's the fine balance between goth and girly. The Grecian style mini has been created in two colours, jet black and tangy lime green.


1. British X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos was seen in the dress at an FHM party in London earlier this month. The singer carried a large gold Wilber & Gussie clutch bag and wore chunky black Kurt Geiger platforms with it. 
2. Jada Pinkett Smith wore the sassy dress in a punchy shade of lime green, to a movie premiere also during May 2012. Jada added a pair of gold Jimmy Choo ankle strap sandals.
3. American actress Elizabeth Banks was the first to wear the dress back in January. She took a different approach by pairing the dress with a pair of sheer black tights and slick black ankle boots.


Both dresses as seen on the Versace SS12 catwalk. Left is Zimbabwean model Nyasha Matonhodze in the black frock and to the right we see Dutch girl Melissa Tammerijn in the green version. I much prefer the heels that it's been styled with on the runway.


My pick from the three, (excluding the exquisite runway models) is Elizabeth Banks. I like the punk rock edge she gave the look with tights and boots. Her smouldering make-up and cropped layered locks were befitting too.


Who do you think wore it better? Tulisa, Jada or Elizabeth? 
And which colour do you prefer, black or lime?

56 comments:

Roberta said...

For me Elisabeth Banks!
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Stephanie said...

I think I like these dresses better on the runway. I love the green one!

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Ema said...

I like it on Jada Smith, i prefer it in that color better than black. Lime color is gorgeous :)

rolala said...

Totally agree with you! Elizabeth played up the edginess of the dress and it really worked the best.

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Grace said...

I'm going to have to say jada rocked that dress!

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Paris said...

OMG this is always hard but I love the way Elizabeth Banks styled her outfit too!
However I prefer the green version of this dress (the way it is styled on the runway) because it is so spring the most!!

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Alice Oliveira said...

Amazing dress!...Elizabeth Banks wore better!!

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JanM ♥ said...

I love the way Jada wore it with her heels although I don't think the style of her dress worked with her body.

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Loved Elizabeth Banks:)

Joyce said...

Yeah I agree with you, I like the way that Elizabeth Banks wore it. It looks a lot more sleek with the black tights!

hope in high heels said...

I like the green on Jada, works beautifully on her skin tone and with those shoes!

Beny Ricardo said...

Yahhh, She must be Elizabeth Banks XDD she's gorgeous!




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Nicole said...

I would wear this dress totally different to all of them, but Liz looks the best out of the three :)
xxx

Thesmallnoble said...

I think Elizabeth Banks wore it best. But I have to say I like the green one more (:
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Purvi said...

I liked the dress on Jada... loved the color on her :)

Ember Drake said...

I think these dresses definitely looked best on the runaway - but I do like Tulisa's look as well!

Not a big fan of Jada's though - I agree with JanM above that the style didn't quite work for her bodytype!

Em
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Margaretka said...

It is fantastic !!! Loved Elizabeth Banks !
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Dana said...

I see what you are saying about the edgy look Elizabeth gave the design but I actually like Ms. Jada's look better simply because I like the color of the dress and the fact that she took it and made it fit her own small frame by hemming it up and leaving the frilly (no pun intended) part hang... That's making a dress your own! Just sayin...

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Lilli said...

Hi dear! I prefer how Tulisa wears it!:) Kisses and have a nice day!

Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Jada looks so beautiful and so powerfull in that dress! :)

fluff and fripperies said...

Definitely Elizabeth for me - and I've never even heard of her before!

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stylewithoutstyle said...

Hmm...can't decide...lime looks amazing and black is sexy :)

Anna said...

I agree with you completley! Although I couldnt initally put my finger on it, Elizabeth is just the one who rocks this look with such a perfect attitude - fashion is about owning the look and oozing confidence and she does this perfectly with this outfit :) p.s I gave the visa job to Morgan to look after and we don't have to - as we're tourists and some of the places we're visiting arent considered to be in the euro zone we're fine :)

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Bodil Huisman said...

Love the neon green one on the catwalk!

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Rakel said...

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Indistinctive Writer said...

hi Sam! thanks for dropping by my blog! ^__^

black has always been fashionable. it blends well with any other color. that's why i vote black! ^_^


have a nice day!

ftashion said...

Hey I think Elizabeth wore it better too, though I think the runway models wore it best! I prefer the black version. The gold studs look so cool against the black chiffon!

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Dominika said...

I love both versions of this dress, but in this case I think Elizabeth wore it best. She looked like a combination of a rock chick and a model, so wonderful!

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Zoe ConcepciĆ³n said...

mmmm for me the first girl!!!!Love the gold clutch and the sandals!!!!!
When are you going to came here sam???????
xoxo

Rainbow Gatherer said...

I loved the lime color but Elizabeth is better :)

EYECANDYSTYLE said...

If I was celebrity one day, I would still not buy clothes from famous designers ... It is nothing more embarrassing than two women in the same dress to the same party:-p ...
I would rather sew and design myself no matter what ..

EYECANDYSTYLE said...

p.s. I like mostly nr 3:)

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Yup I would say Elizabeth as well, she just gives the right attitude! Hope my girl is doing well!;) kisses

Girl Lilikoi said...

My pick will be Banks! Her make up and sleek hair do suits the whole look! I'm in love with your blog and writing dear, wanna follow each other?

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The Jones said...

I'd say Elizabeth too...somehow those tights and boots make the dress stand out even more...and lend to its gladiator tough-chic style.

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yiqin; said...

they all look good <3

Filipa said...

Hi Sam, I would say Elizabeth Banks...

erica marie said...

I completely agree, Elizabeth Banks is totally rocking this look.

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

I might have to go with Elizabeth Banks on this one. The models actually wore it best. I love it in both lime and black.

Rachel. said...

I like it on Elizabeth Banks! xo

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Sofie said...

They all look adorable. =)
Kisses! <3

Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour} said...

I like it on Elizabeth better. Maybe she just looks more confident in it? I don't know, but she looks gorgeous! Have a beautiful day, and thanks for stopping by my blog! It made my day!
xoxo

Sootjeelina said...

I gotta agree, I like it best on Elizabeth Banks, but my favorite is definitely Melissa Tammerijn on the runway!

xoxo Sootjeelina

Giovanna said...

I vote Elizabeth Banks! She looks amazing!

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Jessa Belle said...

I vote Jada! I personally like the hue she wore better for Spring! They all look so amazing!

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indie by heart said...

I think it looks best on the model actually, Nyosha! ^^ But out of celebrities, Elizabeth.. If I had this dress I would pick the lighter shade tough. :)

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Amanda Chic said...

I love black dresses, and these are awesome. Amazing Versace post !!

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t said...

I like the black one.

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Teresa said...

here comes Sam with my favorite kind of posts in her blog :)

i agree with you.. Elizabeth for two reasons: 1) she looks more stylish and made the look stand out.. 2)perfect hair and make-up to combine with the dress!

not to mention i LOVE tights!!

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Skinny Moonstick said...

I can't really decide which lady wears it better- I think they all look very pretty and chic! That Versace dress is super trendy!
Thank you sweetheart for your kindness :)
Good luck!

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Elisabeth said...

I would say Tulisa Contostavlos..I'm so tired of tights now that it is summer!
Thank you for your kind words on my blog!

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Marianne M. said...

Number one dress/outfit i just can't overcome the hairstyle monstrosity and that oh my God my eyes go blind gold clutch, number two the peanut colored dress just doesn't go well with her skin tone, as for Elizabeth not a huge fan of the tights and boots she pulled off with this outfit but that hairstyle and make up and rock edgy vibe sells the deal for me.
thanks for your comments Sam, always love reading them

Marie Martell said...

I agree with you Sam! Elizabeth Banks looks the best!

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Miu said...

I definitely prefer the black version and I think Tulisa Contostavlos wore it better.