December 30th, 2011
Kickette 2011 Rear End Review: The Good, The Bad & The Really Bad In WAG Fashion
L-R: Sara Carbonero in Alaia, Sylvie van der Vaart in Georgio Armani, Irina Shayk in Alexander Wang. All images via Getty.
2011 was the first full year of life for our Kickette baby, The Style Files, and it’s been quite a year for WAG fashion. We brought you loads of exclusive fashion spots, shared unsolicited opinions on fashion weeks near and far and tried to use our brain power to figure out just how many black fur coats Alex Gerrard owns.
Answer: we still don’t know.
There were some high highs and some low lows and believe it or not there were also lots of great looks. We judged with reckless abandon; sometimes you all agreed, sometimes you didn’t and sometimes you probably just thought we were insane. So without further ado let’s have at it.
It may come as a surprise that we talked about more looks that we liked than looks that we didn’t like. That’s something we’ll work on for next year.
Sure it might be obvious for us to pick red carpet looks, but that’s what these dresses were made for and we thought both ladies stunned.
Rounding out the trio of Gucci girls was Sylvie VDV in a look from Gucci’s stunning Fall 2011 collection.
We must recognize Frankie Sandford for her lovely high street looks. In particular, this leopard print dress from Topshop.
We also loved her python print Zara blazer and the military-inspired shirt dress from Urban Outfitters she wore in the fall. Even if Frankie is wearing high street on her bod you better believe she’ll be bringing a fierce shoe game. She’s got more pairs of Louboutins than we’ve got short tent photos.
Knock-off dresses are at the top of our “Things We Find Gross” list so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Nicola McLean’s faux Herve Leger dress is at the top of the bad list. What amused us most about this situation was that two other WAGs wore the legit version before dear Nicola.
The dress Shakira wore to the Latin Grammy Awards offended us so badly that we picked out another outfit for her.
Alex Gerrard’s usual M.O. of “wear as many designer labels as possible at one time” hit fever pitch recently. Frankly, we’re over it.
Louise Redknapp is one of the most hit-or-miss WAGs when it comes to fashion. Unfortunately for her this miss in the form of a silver sequined potato sack trumped all.
The Really Bad
There were two looks that stood out for us this year as being the worst of the worst. It speaks volumes that the wearer of one of our best looks of the year is also the shamed wearer of the worst.
Obviously we picked out another outfit for her, but it couldn’t permanently erase the horror from our memory. We can only assume that Shayk hired a new stylist (or any stylist for that matter) because her looks during the second half of the year were head and shoulders above the rest.
The dime-a-dozen dress is virtually the same colour as her cooked to overdone skin and we haven’t seen that much make-up in one place since our last trip to Sephora. We think she has a chance if she wipes the Liverpool off her face and calls Shayk to see if her stylist is available for emergency hire.
Phew! We made it through another year of gowns, playsuits, bad jeans and everything in between, Kickettes. We can’t wait to see what the next year brings. But first we need
a drink drinks.