Who Wore Julian J Smith Better? Victoria Beckham or Olivia Palermo

Victoria Beckham was the first to wear this colourful Julian J Smith Spring 2010 dress when she headed out to dinner with her boys in Beverly Hills late last year.

It was at a time when VB sported a curly bob and when she was still obsessed with Trib Two’s.

Olivia Palemro wore the same dress recently when she attended the Roberta Freymann Boutique in New York, where she presented her first capsule jewelery collection in collaboration with Roberta Freymann.

I usually really love Olivia’s style, but there is too much going on her for my liking, and I’m a lover of embellished pieces.

To show off a necklace collection I would’ve worn a solid colour.

At present everything is clashing with Olivia’s look. I can’t focus on one piece for too long.

To make the dress work Olivia should’ve lost the embellished Topshop jacket, the tights and the necklace, but that would’ve defeated the purpose so Victoria wins for me.

Credit: Vogue, Bauer Griffin & Rex

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17 Responses to Who Wore Julian J Smith Better? Victoria Beckham or Olivia Palermo

  1. Hako April 1, 2010 at 08:09 #

    Palermo, not Palmero :)

    Victoria looks great!

  2. federica April 1, 2010 at 09:22 #

    I do truly love Mrs. B. and it’s a fact that she wins almost every “Who wore it better?” poll. I mean, she can do great when she want, even when she’s not wearing her own designs.

  3. Frances April 1, 2010 at 10:03 #

    FC – by any chance would you know where I can purchase this dress? I tried his site – came up with nothing. Thanks

    • Fashion Critic April 1, 2010 at 11:02 #

      sorry I don’t

  4. shubby doo April 1, 2010 at 10:46 #

    no contest…has there ever been a poll with VB in VB and she hasnt won….woman knows and OWNS her style *applauds*

  5. gloria April 1, 2010 at 13:41 #

    mutual.. nothings is amazing. i like victorias bob, i think its cute. agreed, olivia should lose the jacket and tights- or changed shoes instead.. i like the necklace with the dress though

  6. lee April 1, 2010 at 14:46 #

    wow, i didn’t even notice the necklace on olivia until u mentioned it. just goes to show how there was too much going on!

  7. robbie April 1, 2010 at 14:46 #

    victoria, olivia ruins it with so much accessories.

  8. Melissa April 1, 2010 at 14:47 #

    Olivia is a master of mixing prints and looking amazing, but this doesn’t work at all. VB for the win!

  9. pipsqueak April 1, 2010 at 15:45 #

    Chances are slim that anyone will beat Victoria in such “Who Wore It Better” contests. I bet she has some forms of customization in most of the clothes she’s wearing – or seen wearing. Perfection takes great efforts. She looks fabulous.

  10. wilwarin April 1, 2010 at 16:58 #

    i’m back, my laptop works again :D
    anyways although i really don’t like VB i loved her in this dress, she looks fresh and beautiful in it.

    • Fashion Critic April 1, 2010 at 17:02 #

      woot woot ;)

  11. mochababe73 April 2, 2010 at 01:20 #

    The dress has a print which needs to stand on its own. This look is so busy with the printed jacket and the huge statement necklace. Then she added the tights.
    Victoria gets it because she kept it simple.

  12. Jen April 2, 2010 at 04:19 #

    the tights weren’t so bad, but the jacket and the necklace didn’t make any sense with the dress.

    I liked the colour of V’s TTs with the dress.

  13. faina April 5, 2010 at 05:12 #

    dang, VB looks a lot better than even the model. Good for her =)

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