Michelle Williams has had a pretty great year. Between receiving oral from Ryan Gosling and being chosen to play Marilyn Monroe in a critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film, I’d say she’s probably one of the luckiest ladies in Hollywood. I’ve been a huge fan of hers since she was the tortured girl next door (not named Joey Potter) on Dawson’s Creek, and I love that she is getting so much recognition for her talent and beauty.
I’ll be honest – at first glance, I didn’t really care for this outfit. Something about it seemed sloppy and less-than-appealing. Yet certain elements compelled me to give it a second look, and I saw so much potential. I really love the idea, and I knew it could be improved upon (I know, my humility is astounding). Polka dot dresses are delightfully retro and classic, and I love the structure and silhouette of the one I found at Delia’s. I feel like I usually only see black and white polka dots combined with black, white or red, so I really appreciated Michelle’s choice of gray. It’s understated while still being an interesting contrast. Gray booties and shiny black tights complete the look, adding a quirky finish to this ensemble. I really like that you can easily dress this further down for class or dress it up for a date or work; Versatility is always a plus.
[Lead image via cinemafestival/Shutterstock]