Love It or Hate It? Stephenie Meyer's Floor-Length Floral Frock for 'The Host'

Author Stephenie Meyer wore a floor-length floral ensemble to the premiere of 'The Host' this week. Love it or hate it? Weigh in here!
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Love It or Hate It? Stephenie Meyer’s Floor-Length Floral Frock for ‘The Host’

Author Stephenie Meyer wore a floor-length floral ensemble to the premiere of ‘The Host’ this week. Love it or hate it? Weigh in here!

-Lucia Peters

Stephenie Meyer The Host premiere

Still mourning the end of Twilight? Well, you’re in luck: The Host opens next week, so you’ll be getting your Stephenie Meyer supernatural romance fix again soon. Starring Saoirse Ronan and adapted and directed by Andrew Niccol, The Host sees the Twilight scribe ditching the vampires in favor of science fiction, although we can be sure that there will still be a healthy dose of forbidden love and whatnot along the way.

Speaking of Stephenie Meyer, let’s take a moment to consider what she wore to the film’s world premiere on Tuesday night, shall we? Amidst the sea of designer gear and short, sexy dresses, Stephenie opted for a long, flowing floral number with a black shrug, a string of black beads, and a pair of aqua heels that match the background color of the dress. She finished the look off with a subtle smoky eye and a bold red lip. What do you think, Bettys? Love it or hate it?

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I’ve got to say that I don’t really love it. To be fair, Stephenie has apparently been working really hard to get in shape, and she does in fact look fabulously healthy; but somehow I can’t help but feel that this ensemble is more suited to, say, an afternoon garden party than a nighttime Hollywood premiere. There are ways to do floral for this type of event; Lucy Liu, for example, went for a full floral gown at the Golden Globes this year, and while we didn’t love it, it was still appropriate for the event. Or maybe Stephenie should take a leaf out AJ Michalka’s book: She went for floral too, but the dress was shorter, and its fit and flare fit made it the perfect party frock—totally premiere-worthy:

AJ Michalka

Maybe that’s just me, though. What do you think? Love it or hate it? Tell us in the comments?

Oh, and by the way, if you happen to love Stephenie’s or AJ’s look, we’ve put together a couple of lookalike ensembles for you. Click through to the next page to see them!

EDIT: It’s been pointed out that part of Stephenie’s look probably has something to do with her Mormon faith. I totally get it — I really do — though I also still think that there are ways to dress up a look without making it super sexy or revealing (remember Natalie Portman’s wedding dress?). Thoughts?

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