Runway To “Carries War” Press Night – Michelle Ryan In Michael Kors

Former “Eastenders” and “Bionic Woman” actress Michelle Ryan arrived at the “Carries War” press night in London last night, wearing a red and navy blue colourblock Michael Kors sheath dress from the Spring 2009 collection.

This collection was full of red white and blue pieces, with touches of yellow and black through into the mix.

The dress is sold with the white patent belt and I really wish Michelle had worn it, because the dress has a much better silhouette with the belt.

Gold bangles and a black pumps complete this look.

Do you think her dress looks better without the belt?

Credit: Style.com & London Features

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20 Responses to Runway To “Carries War” Press Night – Michelle Ryan In Michael Kors

  1. Harris Helen June 25, 2009 at 14:06 #

    DEFINITELY better with the belt. Just looks more polished!

  2. christian June 25, 2009 at 14:24 #

    no, she should have worn the belt, it makes the dress look so much better and giving her more of a waist.

  3. Rachel June 25, 2009 at 14:27 #

    I love the look with the belt. Without it? not so much. It’s not as interesting.

  4. leeshay June 25, 2009 at 14:35 #

    Definitely with the belt. And the dress should have been shorter (knee-length like on the model). Don’t Hollywood starlets have tailors?!

    • Fashion Critic June 25, 2009 at 14:53 #

      She’s not so Hollywood anymore ;)

  5. Lexa June 25, 2009 at 14:49 #

    The belt makes that dress very interesting, without it’s just blah … ;)

  6. Sara June 25, 2009 at 14:52 #

    Belt all the way. I was thinking it before you mentioned it.

  7. Aideen June 25, 2009 at 14:56 #

    Belt for definate, it defines her waist with black around her middle she looks square. beautiful dress though

  8. Sarah June 25, 2009 at 14:57 #

    Before even reading your comments, that was the fisrt thing I thought upon seeing the picture. Also, I argee with Lexa about the length. Very disapointing in general, especially since we can see on the model how fabulous this dress can make a woman’s body look.

  9. Pez Globo June 25, 2009 at 15:05 #

    the dress loses all its appeal without the belt.

  10. Ally June 25, 2009 at 15:19 #

    I don’t think it is the belt that is the problem. It would be fine w/out the belt if the midsection was not as long (look at the model, the midsection is much shorter) and if she brought the hem abover her knee (I feel like I’m a broken record from yesterday with Marion!). That would define her waist better. I am starting to feel like the belt is being over used right now on dresses (thanks Michelle ;-)).

  11. tharightlight June 25, 2009 at 15:39 #

    What about the shoes? In my opinion black shoes combined with navy in your clothing are seldom a good thing. There are exceptions, of course, but I really dislike these shoes with this dress. (Excuse me for bad English, i’m not a native speaker:-)

    • Fashion Critic June 25, 2009 at 15:50 #

      I’m not a fan of the shoes. Black and navy do not work for me either

  12. shoeaholic June 25, 2009 at 15:47 #

    I beg to differ! The dress looks great with the belt but I feel the belt is a bit predictable, with the whole red white and blue nautical theme.. She looks stunning, she really made the dress work with the matching lipstick!

  13. Shaha June 25, 2009 at 19:13 #

    I like the runway version better! However, the red lipstick and clutch wins my vote! =]

  14. Parvati June 26, 2009 at 02:09 #

    The dress looks much better with the belt.

  15. Umsy June 26, 2009 at 07:14 #

    The belt makes all the difference!!!! without it, jus orinary

  16. Biology-blog June 26, 2009 at 07:26 #

    The belt makes that dress very interesting. I love it.

  17. maru June 26, 2009 at 16:07 #

    I like the dress without the belt. Agree with shoeaholic about the nautical look being too predictable.

  18. whitestroke June 26, 2009 at 20:03 #

    Definitely the belt. It’s just much more interesting with the 3rd color thrown into the mix.

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