Before moving on, let’s get this on and off the proverbial table: I stole this idea, the one about sumptuous long-sleeved dresses at the 2013 Golden Globes awards ceremony. Yes, I did. I ripped-off my pal Alyson, the brilliant journalist who has one of the best blogs out there, That’s Not My Age.
If you’re not reading and following her I think the second you click above and visit her space, you too will become a fan.
I asked her if I could steal her idea — kicking myself for not being clever enough to think of it myself — and she gave me permission to do so. In that case, maybe it doesn’t qualify as a crime. If you can ask the potential victim of a premeditated robbery if you can have her permission to blithely walk away with her intellectual property, and then she grants it, maybe it would more rightly be defined as a favor. I can rationalize almost anything.
Thank you, Alyson.
Here then is a collection of dresses on women who dared not to bare. In the ranks of celebrity-dom covered arms are almost an aberration. So much so, in fact, that they look fresh on the red carpet and separate the brave from the bare banal. Granted, some of the designers of these dresses have incorporated scene stealing details like necklines slashed to the waist and peek-a-boo backs alongside the more demure touches like those on Julianne Moore’s and Helen Mirren’s gowns.