Leighton Meester: fashion feat or faux pas?

Leighton Meester‘s choice of outfit is being slammed. At least, that’s what I’ve concluded from a brief sweep of the media reporting on the Harry Winson event she attended yesterday. Sure it’s bold, but is the negativity really warranted? Marchesa’s SS2011 collection – from which Leighton’s number comes – was overwhelmingly loved by fashionisers around the globe for its intricate detailing and fantastical shapes. So while a sheer jumpsuit (in Leighton’s case completely see-through even from behind, to some people’s dismay) is not something we’ll all be rocking sans underwear, it does beg the question as to how much context plays a role in our opinion of a garment. Perhaps knowing what Leighton’s jumpsuit looked like on the runway softens its effect on the red carpet.

Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch

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Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch
Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch
Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch
Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch
Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch
Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch
Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch
Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch
Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch
Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch
Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch
Leighton Meester at the Harry Winston Court of Jewels Recreation launch

What do you think of Leighton Meester’s outfit – a bold fashion move to be commended, or a faux pas?

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.