Kate Beckinsale In Elie Saab – ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’

Tuesday night the lovely Kate Beckinsale once again appeared on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.’

The ‘Total Recall’ star went with understated elegance for her on-air look, choosing an Elie Saab dress from the 2012 Pre-Fall collection.

When done correctly, a one shoulder dress can provide just the right amount of intrigue, which a weathered designer like Saab is certainly capable of. The dress itself fit Beckinsale like a glove, but it was her hair and shoes that I feel didn’t do the frock justice.

Although Beckinsale looks beautiful with large, loose curls, wearing her hair over the revealed shoulder makes the dress appear awkward and incomplete. A look like this begs for an updo, which would show off the silhouette of the dress.

While I appreciate the elegance of simplicity, a higher shoe with a small amount of embellishment would have amped up the entire ensemble and made the knee-length hemline more flattering.

There is nothing agregiously wrong with Beckinsale’s ‘Tonight Show’ choices, but I believe that the actress is certainly capable of more.

Do you think this is one of Kate Beckinsale’s better looks? Or were you hoping for something with a little more style know-how?

You can buy Kate’s Elie Saab dress from Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman

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10 Responses to Kate Beckinsale In Elie Saab – ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’

  1. Lara July 19, 2012 at 13:33 #

    I have to say I disagree. I think the choices were right all around. She always looks a bit over-dressed for my liking, but even so, I do find this entire ensemble works.

  2. dee July 19, 2012 at 13:46 #

    I think she could have styled this dress better.

  3. Christine July 19, 2012 at 14:10 #

    I like this look.

  4. Nat July 19, 2012 at 14:21 #

    I don’t mind the hair, but I think the look would have been much improved with some interesting sandals.

  5. Alina July 19, 2012 at 14:52 #

    I agree with you, Jessica.

  6. Sara July 19, 2012 at 15:28 #

    FC, I think you hit the nail on the head. Better shoes and an updo. Kate usually fails in the shoe department though, so it’s really no surpise…

  7. Anj July 19, 2012 at 16:08 #

    I think if she did an updo, it would be too formal for a talk show so I’m glad she put her hair down. In a way, her hair balanced out her long sleeve.

    I agree a higher shoe would’ve been a better choice for the length of her dress, but this isn’t bad.

  8. Yeliz July 19, 2012 at 18:35 #

    The dress is perfect on her and I also like her hair, but I agree on the shoes.

  9. Nat39 July 19, 2012 at 18:51 #

    Agree, neither hair nor shoes work here.

  10. Nikki July 20, 2012 at 07:55 #

    I like the dress, though I think that the ruffle lay better on the model. But, it’s a pet peeve of mine to wear a one-shoulder dress with hair covering the bare shoulder and it seems that most of us agree that the shoes were a fail.

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