Tika Sumpter In Marc Bouwer – ‘Sparkle’ LA Premiere

Tika Sumpter returned to the red carpet on Thursday evening for the LA premiere of her latest film ‘Sparkle.’

We are kicking ourselves that we missed this last week.

The former ‘Gossip Girl’ actually completely blew me away wearing a stunning red Marc Bouwer Fall 2012 gown.

Pairing a plunging neckline with a thigh-high slit is dangerous territory, but Tika makes it look effortless and not overtly revealing.

I’m in love with the gown’s strong shoulders and gorgeous ruching along the waist.

A sleek ponytail and minimal jewelry complete the look.

A red-carpet star is born.

You can buy Tika’s B Brian Atwood ‘Cassise’ metallic leather chain-strap sandals from Neiman Marcus.

Credit: Marc Bouwer & Getty

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20 Responses to Tika Sumpter In Marc Bouwer – ‘Sparkle’ LA Premiere

  1. Lalitha August 21, 2012 at 10:34 #

    Stunning dress, love the colour and these shoes! She looks sleek and beautiful!!

  2. Ade August 21, 2012 at 11:12 #

    I knew it was a matter of time before this beautiful lady shines, I’m so glad I didn’t wait in vain and I’m even more glad that you too love her FC.

  3. TL August 21, 2012 at 12:18 #

    Drop dead gorgeous. Do we have BDOTW on Monday?!

  4. CreoleLady August 21, 2012 at 12:26 #

    She brought it and left nothing behind. Wow.

    • Christine August 21, 2012 at 13:30 #

      Lol. +1

  5. Zissou August 21, 2012 at 12:56 #

    It’s Tika.
    MIss Sumpter if you’re nasty!

  6. Christine August 21, 2012 at 13:29 #

    It is not too late for BDOTW for this week, right?

    She looks gorgeous. She knows what works for her shape! I see a new RC style crush is on the horizon. I love this dress. So stunning :)

    • Fashion Critic August 21, 2012 at 15:00 #

      Nope ;)

  7. Alina August 21, 2012 at 13:44 #

    Maybe I’m the only one, but I don’t like this look.

    • Valerie August 21, 2012 at 15:55 #

      me neither.. in the close-up, the top reminds me of some kind of lifeguard vest, the shoulders are just weird. Her styling is excellent however.

    • Jones19 August 21, 2012 at 18:54 #

      I don’t like the dress either but I must give her props for impeccable styling.

    • Zerina August 21, 2012 at 21:18 #

      Thank God I am not the only one disliking this look. I hate the dress.

    • tiffany August 22, 2012 at 01:16 #

      loathe. somehow feels overexposed and too much material/working of fabric at the same time.

  8. dee August 21, 2012 at 13:52 #

    Love the shoes!

  9. Nat39 August 21, 2012 at 18:57 #

    Great gown, great styling, the slightly overexposed bust is distracting but she is rocking the overall look.

  10. P. August 22, 2012 at 05:26 #

    It is undeniably that she’s rocking the hell out of it. The gown is piece of art, but the drag queen make up is a huge sore to my eyes.

  11. Jeremy August 22, 2012 at 08:27 #

    I’m sorry FC, but I have to respectfully [and strongly] disagree here!

    I think this looks is absolutely awful. Tika is a gorgeous girl, and she has a great body .. but this gown shortens her and makes her look too broad. It’s a dress that needs to be worn by a woman with HEIGHT; someone tall and long and narrow, to carry those shoulders.

    Also the drag makeup gotta go.

    Can’t we just dream about howw amazing WHITNEY wwould’ve looked at this premiere!!

  12. katie August 22, 2012 at 14:42 #

    This dress looks so much nicer on her than on the model!

  13. bm August 23, 2012 at 14:32 #

    I don’t like it. :(

  14. EmmaWoodhouse August 24, 2012 at 15:11 #

    I love the lustrous color and the gold shoes, but the unflattering and tackily revealing style has got to go. It makes her shoulders look very broad and shows too much skin.

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