Olivia Palermo In Zara – Front Row @ Stephane Rolland Couture

I recently asked you who wore this floral print Zara dress better?

Denise van Outen or Rebecca Ferguson?

Denise is currently winning, but would she be winning if Olivia Palermo was added to the mix?

Not for me.

Whilst I love that Olivia opted for purple, I would’ve preferred her to wear a daintier heel to her chosen Charlotte Olympia Paloma pumps.

The solid colour and satin sheen gives the heels a Fall feel which is in total contrast to her summery dress.

I’m also not a fan of the Lulu Frost necklace. Its totally lost against the print of her dress and in my opinion not necessary.

I do like the fun element added via her bag though.

The venue must have been over 100 degrees in temperature, so I admire Olivia for looking so cool under the extreme conditions.

Credit: Getty

Armani Privé Fall 2011 “Hommage au Japon”

Armani Privé Fall 2011 “Hommage au Japon”

Stéphane Rolland Fall 2011 Couture

Stéphane Rolland Fall 2011 Couture

28 Responses to Olivia Palermo In Zara – Front Row @ Stephane Rolland Couture

  1. Lucía July 6, 2011 at 20:13 #

    I love it 🙂

  2. Lori July 6, 2011 at 19:34 #

    I love to see Olivia on the site but this is not one my very favourite looks from her. But she’s never boring I will give her that. The shoes are a problem.

  3. manja July 6, 2011 at 12:13 #

    even when not perfect she wears it with style and it looks her makeup a lot.cute fun look.

  4. Alina July 6, 2011 at 09:45 #


  5. AL GIGA July 6, 2011 at 08:23 #

    now she has got style!

  6. Ayesha July 6, 2011 at 06:57 #

    why is she wearing brands like zara and topshop to couture shows???she does make them look great,both the looks but not for such events.and shouldn’t she ideally be wearing looks by the designers themselves.

    • Fashion Critic July 6, 2011 at 07:23 #

      I saw why not?

      What difference does it make?

      The objective is to look good (which she does) so the price of the garment is not relevant imo

  7. KateS July 6, 2011 at 06:30 #

    I love the bag and necklace, but the shoes feel rather formal and heavy. Very cute and summery from the ankles up.

  8. mochababe73 July 6, 2011 at 06:10 #

    I much prefer the shoes and to switch out the bag. The dress has too much going on as it is to have to compete with a fringe evening bag.

  9. Gabby July 6, 2011 at 05:43 #

    She has wonderful style, but I haven’t a clue who she is.

    • anamika July 6, 2011 at 10:51 #


  10. sarah July 6, 2011 at 04:41 #

    Love the Lulu Frost necklace!

    • Fashion Critic July 6, 2011 at 06:12 #

      thank you

  11. Caitlin July 6, 2011 at 03:48 #

    I want to know WHERE this girl gets her bags from!! I would happily go naked if I could just cover myself in olivia’s divine accessories.

  12. Ariel July 6, 2011 at 02:55 #

    I love this look! The colors are beautiful!

  13. Hannah July 6, 2011 at 01:17 #

    I don’t liekthe styling either, I get what she was going for but hte necklace in particular i find annoying. However, what irritates me the most is the fit, this dress absolutely does not fit her, it looks way too big, and I know that this dress is very sculptured, could you say, and that olivia is not exaclt urvaceous, but she could have gotten it tailored or a different dress that actually fit properly. I also don’t think a belt would have hurted in this instance.
    Also, as a sligth side point, I would kill for Jenifer Hudson to wear this, she would kill it, or Jennifer Aniston, but that won’t happen.

  14. Laura July 6, 2011 at 00:48 #

    It does look good on Denise Van Outen too

  15. Laura July 6, 2011 at 00:47 #

    The shoe looks like something you would wear in the evening. The dress is flawless. I feel, more star quality pops from her than the other two. It does not look high street ( not that there is anything wrong with the European high street ) on Palermo.

  16. artemis July 5, 2011 at 23:37 #

    I love Olivias style but in this case I expected more from her..That dress is gorgeous but she doesn’t upgrade it as she could..

  17. justme July 5, 2011 at 22:47 #

    I can live with the shoes just because they’re not nude or black. But the necklace and bag are random, unnecessary and quite frankly not cute.

    There isn’t AC at these events? Omg I would die lol. It’s hot as hell in Paris rn.

    • Fashion Critic July 6, 2011 at 06:16 #

      No unfortunately.

  18. Yasmine July 5, 2011 at 21:34 #

    i think the shoes are the most out of place, and is it just me or does she have weird eyes?

  19. Emi July 5, 2011 at 21:12 #

    I’m a big fan of her but I don’t like her accessories, here. They’re quite nonsense with each other. Since I don’t like feathers, I don’t like the bag. But even if she wears something I don’t like, I never dislike he rcompletely. Plus here she looks incredibly cute, she has a great make up.

  20. mol July 5, 2011 at 20:57 #

    I don’t like the shoes or bag, but i do like the necklace which looks like it is growing right into the pattern in a very organic way, that part was beautifully done for me.

  21. robbie July 5, 2011 at 20:11 #

    she looks gorgeous. she sure does love necklaces.

  22. dee July 5, 2011 at 19:55 #

    Shoes and bag do not go. They both look like something you would wore in the evening. The necklace is too much as well. All she needed was a pair of great sandals.

  23. Lee Ann July 5, 2011 at 19:39 #

    Actually my daughter wore this dress best! I do applaud her for wearing a very inexpensive dress to a couture show and making it not look out of place

    • Fashion Critic July 5, 2011 at 19:41 #

      my sister has this dress too so actually she trumps all 🙂

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