What ever happened to designers creating gowns for women with features that enhance and accentuate? That was definitely not the case for Beyonce's Givenchy dress at the 2012 Met Gala. Not only was the dress unflattering from behind –
sheer, spider web-inspired design – but the base layer or shapewear Beyonce was wearing was all wrong!
Let's start with the back. We all know Beyonce has naturally beautiful curves but this panty-looking rear does her no favors and actually makes her look wider from behind. What's
the point of wearing a fancy ethereal gown when everyone's eyes go straight to your skivies?
The illusion was completely lost! We've all seen fashion like this where the illusion is that you're nude underneath. Well, not in this case. It looks just awful. You can see the nude tone is a few shades lighter than her skin tone, making her skin look washed out and strange under the flashing lights. This I would expect from a dress off the rack but not a custom made couture gown, and not on uber styled people like Beyonce!
For women of color and those with a darker skin tone, check out our Body Wrap selection of shapewear. It tends to have a slightly darker tone of nude.