Jessica Alba In Giambattista Valli – NEA’s Read Across America Kickoff with First Lady Obama

Jessica Alba attended NEA’s Read Across America Kickoff with First Lady Obama at The Library of Congress on in Washington, DC. yesterday.

She opted for a chic sophiscated look wearing a Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2011 shift dress.

The actress read Dr. Seuss’ to elementary school students during a kickoff event wearing her floral print pocketed dress with tights and black shoes.

I love that this look is event appropriate without being neither too formal nor too conservative.

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10 Responses to Jessica Alba In Giambattista Valli – NEA’s Read Across America Kickoff with First Lady Obama

  1. k March 3, 2011 at 19:33 #

    The neckline is a little blah to me, but otherwise I love how she looks (as I usually do). I hope she has more formal events before baby number 2 comes, I loved her maternity style on the red carpet when she was pregnant before.

  2. PamG March 3, 2011 at 19:40 #

    I agree, she has the right amount of formality and ease. It’ll be interesting to watch her maternity style evolve.

    • molly March 4, 2011 at 00:14 #

      Well we have already seen it and she didnt dissapoint! She could have given Natalie Portman a few pointers over awards season. She doesnt compromise…i like that :D

      • PamG March 4, 2011 at 07:27 #

        I don’t think Natalie ‘compromised’ with her maternity fashion choices. I remember Jessica Alba dressing quite well last time around, except that she frequently paired thick black tights and black shoes with even the prettiest dresses. It’s been a few years, so let’s see…

  3. dee March 3, 2011 at 19:55 #

    Cute and event appropriate. I wonder what shoes she is wearing?

  4. Sharon March 3, 2011 at 20:08 #

    The perfect look. I hope she wore the same shoes as the runway model.

  5. Ethne Blist March 3, 2011 at 21:17 #

    I am curious as you all are about what shoes she was wearing and also if she was wearing tights.

    • Can March 4, 2011 at 12:54 #

      She was wearing black tights. Not sure what shoes.

      I think she wears the tights when she’s wearing shorter dresses and skirts as a defence against any potential paparazzi up-skirt shots. I always get that impression, anyway.

  6. mochababe73 March 4, 2011 at 01:52 #

    As a teacher, I give this outfit two thumbs up!

  7. pipsqueak March 5, 2011 at 03:34 #

    Awesome choice for the event. Jessica looked sophisticated yet age-appropriate. Formal doesn’t have to pencil skirts and kitten heels.

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