What we have here is a surprising fashion faceoff. We're used to "True Blood" star Anna Paquin going for it with figure-flattering, tough-chic looks, but Kristen Bell's a different story. Her vibe is more retro sweetness with a bit of Old Hollywood glamour thrown in. So when both blondes went for similar dresses by Versus (that's Versace's diffusion line) with see-through corseted tops, we took notice.
Versace is not for the faint of heart. The edgy, sexy clothes require a certain kind of personality to pull them off. You can't slink onto the red carpet in a Versace. You need to do your best model-on-the-catwalk vamping to make it shine.
Anna gets points for attitude. Her black nail polish (very vampire-friendly), dramatic eye makeup and black Brian Atwood platforms work with the Versace vibe. But Kristen's combo of edgy and lady-like wins. We love the way the sheer fabric of her strapless version continues below the waistline and the fact that she balances out the cheekiness with a longer-hem. Her romantic low ponytail and face-framing tousles are a perfect counterpoint.
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