Katharine McPhee attended the NBC Universal All-Star Party on Friday evening in Pasadena, CA.

The former ‘American Idol’ contestant-turned-actress wore a black SportMax ankle-length dress with black leather and stud embellishments, matched with nude suede Christian Louboutin pumps.

While the dress itself is fine, with black studs adding a nice edge to the LBD, the look is let down by the shoes.

I would venture to say that almost any other shoes would look better than these conservative suede pumps.

Ankle straps + ankle-length dress certainly does not help.

A fun, bright shoe plus a more intentional stack of bangles could have helped this look out.

Overly messy hair and a pale lippie finish the look.

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