May has been a banner month for fashion faceoffs the world never expected, and didn’t know it truly needed. First we saw Rihanna and Julia Roberts go toe-to-toe in a matching Gucci dress styled in polar opposite ways, and now we have Amal Clooney and Hailee Steinfeld sporting the same striped shirt dress a mere four days apart. Will stylish wonders never cease?
Hailee first wore the striped grey and pink Monse dress, which resembles a dress shirt worn backwards with buttons up the back and a knotted hemline composed of two faux sleeves, to Swarovski’s #bebrilliant event in NYC last Tuesday, pairing it with a simple pair of black and silver high-heeled sandals. Then, on Sunday, Amal gave her own take on the silk sheath, leaving the back slightly more unbuttoned to create and off-the-shoulder effect, accessorizing the look with small pearl and diamond earrings and metallic silver Dior pumps while grabbing dinner in Rome with her husband.
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When you find a dress versatile enough to work on two style stars as aesthetically and generationally different as Hailee Steinfeld and Amal Clooney, it’s probably worth investigating how to incorporate this casual look into your own fashion repertoire, shirtdress sleeve hemline, backwards collar, and all.