Who Wore KaufmanFranco Better…Kate Beckinsale or Selena Gomez?

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Kate Beckinsale attended the 2014 American Music Awards back in November wearing a stunning ice-white KaufmanFranco gown featuring a deep plunge and sexy side cut-outs which she styled with a Bulgari necklace and Lee Savage clutch.

Selena Gomez wore the same gown to the 2015 InStyle and Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party this month, also opting for the same Lee Savage clutch but going light on the jewels with just dangling earrings.

I was convinced I would love Kate until I placed the looks side by side. On reflection, I much prefer Selena’s jewels and the belt she added to the look.

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12.01.15

Selena Gomez In Kaufmanfranco – 2015 InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe Awards Post-Party

Selena Gomez In Kaufmanfranco - 2015 InStyle and Warner Bros  Golden Globe Awards Post-Party

Selena Gomez joined in the fun at the 2015 InStyle and Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 11) in Beverly Hills, California.

The actress wore a white Kaufmanfranco sleek-silhouetted gown with plunging neckline, with Jennifer Meyer jewels and a Lee Savage clutch accessorizing the look.

Here Selena possesses a maturity in her style that I don’t think we’ve witnessed before, and I have to say I really like it.

You may remember that Kate Beckinsale wore this same gown to the 2014 AMAs sans belt.

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24.11.14

Selena Gomez In Giorgio Armani – 2014 American Music Awards

Selena Gomez In Giorgio Armani  - 2014 American Music Awards

Following her sombre, aging, uninspiring, braless red carpet look, Selena Gomez performed onstage at the 2014 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday (November 23) in Los Angeles, California.

The singer wore a custom Giorgio Armani blush gown with a deep-scoop neckline and delicate layers of soft tulle which will have us all saying, “This is much more like it” and “Why didn’t you make this your red carpet look?”

Ethereal and enchanting, the look was styled with a simple half-up, half-down hairstyle with the makeup soft and in neutral hues to complement her gown.

For the first time in a long while, this is a Selena Gomez look I can fully get on board with.

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24.11.14

Selena Gomez In Armani Privé – 2014 American Music Awards

Selena Gomez In Armani Privé - 2014 American Music Awards

Selena Gomez is performing at tonight’s 2014 American Music Awards, hosted on November 23 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

But before changing outfits for her stage time, she was on the red carpet in an Armani Privé slinky black gown paired with gold statement earrings and cuff bracelets.

I much preferred this look from the side profile and the back, where the more interesting backless detail of the dress and her bun-inspired updo could be glimpsed in better perspective.

While I will never be one to argue with classic sophistication, this look translated as rather serious and mature for the singer-actress, especially for the AMAs.

Do you agree?

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Selena Gomez In Versace – 3rd Annual Unlikely Heroes Awards Dinner and Gala

Selena Gomez In Versace - 3rd Annual Unlikely Heroes Awards Dinner and Gala

Selena Gomez attended the 3rd Annual Unlikely Heroes Awards Dinner and Gala held at the Sofitel Hotel on Saturday (November 8) in Los Angeles, California.

The actress wore a white Versace suit adorned with gold beaded epaulettes from the Fall 2014 collection.

Many, like me, haven’t always understood the Gomez-Versace pairing, but on this occasion I have to say I like the sleekness of the look sans the gold beaded epaulettes.

I think the only people who could pull off the gaudiness of those epaulettes are Heidi Klum and Mel B.

Once again the makeup appears a tad too light for her complexion, but the rest of the styling, including metallic-gold pumps, complements her look.

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03.11.14

Selena Gomez In Gucci – 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala

Selena Gomez In Gucci - 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala

Selena Gomez attended the 2014 LACMA Art + Film Gala on Saturday (November 1) in Los Angeles.

After not being so impressed with Kirsten Dunst’s offering, this is more like it.

The actress stunned wearing a Gucci one-of-a-kind pale-grey silk georgette floor-length dress intricately embroidered with small grey crystal chains, with twisted shoulder straps held by a black-diamond crystal brooch.

Some say that she often looks like a young girl playing dress up, yet for me this sultry gown couldn’t be more perfect for her, from the alluring silhouette to the colour which complements her caramel skin tone.

This is one of her best looks in a long while.

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