From don’t to do: Amanda Seyfried
The nearly nude number - Don't
At the premiere of Mean Girls, in 2004, Seyfried looked underdressed in all nude. “Her mini, heels, and bag blend together,” says Glamour fashion market editor Becky Malinsky.
The nearly nude number - Do
Today Seyfried has learned that a skin-tone midi, like her Bottega Veneta, needs a dash of embellishment and bolder accessories. (The Alexandre Birman metallic shoes do the trick.)
You be a Do! To fancy up a peachy dress, Malinsky likes a red lip and glam waves.
The red mega gown - Don't
Please find a classic case of gown overpowering girl. “Between the bow and the cuffed trim, we lose sight of Amanda's amazing body,” says Malinsky.
The red mega gown - Do
The Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci number at left, which Seyfried wore to post-Oscar parties this spring, still has some volume but works, thanks to the belted waist and the flattering V-neck.
You be a Do! “With a bigger bust, avoid extra fabric at the waist,” says Malinsky.
The royal blue frock - Don't
Short, shiny, and seriously, seriously low-cut, Seyfried's dress from 2010 shows just a bit too much skin.
The royal blue frock - Do
Out on the Les Mis press circuit, though, she did short and shiny right—this covered-up Dior shift is stunning. Oh, and the golden rule with boxy skirts? “Always go with a short hem so your legs look long and lean,” says Malinsky. Especially true if you're 5′3″ like Seyfried.
You be a Do! Matching your shoes to your outfit? Totally in again. Love her blue on blue!
The whimsical sheer moment - Don't
Let's be honest: Sheer is hard (even for celebs!). The problem with Seyfried's 2005 look: “It has zero waistline,” says Malinsky. “And the visible shorter hemline feels sloppy.”
The whimsical sheer moment - Do
The Elie Saab she wore to the Lovelace premiere, left, “hugs her curves in a good way,” Malinsky adds. “And with a full-length nude lining, the pops of sheer lace are clean and sophisticated.”
You be a Do! “Remember to pick for fit first,” says Malinsky. “Then you can work in trends that flatter you.”