Let me preface this by saying that generally, I love Jaimie Alexander. She’s super badass, and she has some really smart things to say about the state of female superheroes and what needs to happen in order to make them strong role models (rather than just cheesecake). She’s fabulous as the Lady Sif, and I can’t wait to see her in Thor: The Dark World.
I do not, however, love the dress she wore to the premiere of Thor: The Dark World.
I’m actually kind of hesitant to even call this Azarro Couture number a dress, because Jaimie appears to be more naked than not. It’s kind of like a negative space version of the peek-a-butt gown Gwyneth Paltrow wore to the Iron Man 3 premiere—although at least Jaimie didn’t pin the wardrobe choice on the people she surrounds herself, eliminating her own agency in the process. She told People about the pick, “You know, it’s actually quite warm because it’s a long sleeve. I tried on a lot of dresses and a lot of them were actually too big, or too small, or too short, or too tall, and then I saw this dress. I saw a photo of it and I thought, ‘I can’t wear that because that is revealing!’ Then when I put it on, it was edgy but sort of classy at the same time.”
I suppose good for her for being comfortable enough in her own skin to walk the red carpet in an “Emperor’s New Clothes” situation—but I think it might have been both edgier and classier had the sheer panels been solid and in a contrasting color. Green, maybe. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but sexy doesn’t have to be about flaunting whatever it is that you’ve got. Often, it can be sexier to keep it a little under wraps—to leave something to the imagination, if you will. At least her makeup and hair are spot on, though. Totally gorgeous
I’m a little baffled as to why this whole nearly-nude thing is becoming such a common red carpet trend, though. Can anyone explain it to me? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
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Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.
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