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Who Wore Roland Mouret Better…Samantha Barks, Karolina Kurkova or Natalie Dormer?

Who Wore Roland Mouret Better Samantha Barks, Karolina Kurkova or Natalie Dormer

Roland Mouret’s ‘Abbotsford’ dress has been worn by celebrities on three separate occasions and in two different colourways.

‘Les Mis’ actress and red carpet newcomer Samantha Barks was the first to wear the black-and-green version to the 2013 London Critics’ Circle Film Awards back in January.

Opting for subtle jewels and an updo, she added metallic-silver Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pumps to her look.

Karolina Kurkova wore the same dress in green-and-white with Christian Louboutin ‘Paulina’ pumps for her guest appearance on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ the following month. Only Karolina can make me fall in love with a look which features white pumps.

When Natalie Dormer attended the ‘Games of Thrones’ LA premiere she wore her ‘Abbotsford’ dress with black pumps.

I prefer the green-and-white runway version over Samantha’s black-and-green. Natalie’s footwear was totally wrong for this dress and Karolina took my breath away, so it was an easy win for the leggy Czech model.


You can buy Samantha’s version of the Roland Mouret ‘Abbotsford’ dress from Net-A-Porter.com.

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10 Responses to Who Wore Roland Mouret Better…Samantha Barks, Karolina Kurkova or Natalie Dormer?

  1. Silvie April 19, 2013 at 09:23 #

    Although Karolina had better shoes, I love that Natalie pulled her hair up, the neckline is beautiful.

  2. Yeliz April 19, 2013 at 10:15 #

    Karolina for sure.

  3. EmmaWoodhouse April 19, 2013 at 13:01 #

    I like all three, but Karolina and Samantha are tied imo.

  4. dee April 19, 2013 at 13:17 #


  5. Joy April 19, 2013 at 13:43 #

    Seriously, how could this even be a competition or comparison. My girl Karolina OWNS this look. I say once she has worn something, everybody else shouldn’t even bother. Gorgeous!

  6. Amy April 19, 2013 at 16:01 #

    KK. She wore it first and better than the rest.

    • Zoey August 3, 2013 at 10:42 #

      Nah actually Samantha wore it first, but I like both their looks, just Sam’s a bit better

  7. Jeremy April 19, 2013 at 16:35 #

    yeeaahh, this one is just totally unfair. lol.

    KK for the win, not even a question.

  8. Sarah August 3, 2013 at 10:40 #

    Honestly I’m gonna have to say Samantha, because I like the colour better, though I think KK had the best shoes and natalie best hair. So reasonably even but Sam wore it first so she wins :)

  9. Chloë November 23, 2013 at 12:48 #

    Personally, I just love Natalie’s look of having her hair up in an updo. I don’t think loose hair goes with this outfit – it brings the attention away from the unusually gorgeous neckline.

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