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Rihanna and Elizabeth Banks Wear Red Dress, Leopard Belt, Black Pumps

Compare & Contrast: Red Dress, Leopard Belt, Black Pumps

Red dress, leopard belt, black pumps — a killer combination both Rihanna and Elizabeth Banks recently took on. Fashion coincidence? The items are similar but the styling is vastly different. Rihanna is dressy and chic, while Elizabeth is more casual and sassy. Let's break their looks down shall we?

Rihanna: The singer chose a tomato red Monique Lhuiller Resort '09 dress at the Spirit of Life Awards dinner in LA. Very fancy-dinner appropriate.

Dress: So as not to be the average lady in red, she sought funkiness and got it with the origami detail bodice. The taffeta fabric elevates the look to black tie status.

Belt: The slim leopard belt breaks up the look and adds a touch of casual. Without it, the look would be too mature for Rihanna.

Shoes: The black satin pointy pumps maintain sophistication without distracting.

Elizabeth Banks: The actress wore a bold red square-neck mini dress to the MTV TRL studios in NYC. MTV appearances require lightheartedness and this delivered.

Dress: This dress is not nearly as elaborate as Rihanna's; it's equally modern, fun, and flattering.

Belt: This overly wide leopard belt distracts from the dress. Plus, it does nothing for her figure besides hide it.

Shoes: The black patent round-toe pumps save the look. They provide some much-needed shine.


SheenaW SheenaW 8 years
I'm not loving Rihanna's hair with this dress and Elizabeth Banks just looks tacky.
sheree-campbell sheree-campbell 8 years
I love the dress Rihanna keep doing your thing ok girl!!!!
fashionsake87 fashionsake87 8 years
Loving Rihanna All The Way!
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 8 years
That red, wOw!!! just PoP'S ouT!! love it !!
jgulli3 jgulli3 8 years
Both belts are too much!
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I think the outline is her bra I love both these ladies, and think they're both beautiful and crazy talented, but I don't like either of these looks. I like Elizabeth's dress, but I agree the belt is not flattering (although I like it for a different outfit), and her shoes are boring. I don't like Rihanna's dress (that color is awful, and I hate tafetta) or her hair, but I do like the belt and the pumps (they're classic pointy black, though)...
shannydoots shannydoots 8 years
I love Rihanna's dress, but I love Elizabeth's belt. I don't think Elizabeth's outfit looks cheap at all. Sure, it's a little safe/boring, but I wouldn't say cheap-looking. Hate Rihanna's hair! (the cut AND style!)
loveyoulots loveyoulots 8 years
I don't see a silver outlikne. Love Rianna'a look, it's classy and not too mature for her with the leopard belt. I like her mature hair because it was for a formal event. Elizabeth's outfit does look cheap, but I do like the shoes and they do save the outfit.
nourhayaty nourhayaty 8 years
i love Rihanna's outfit
Melo-D Melo-D 8 years
Ummm, maybe I'm crazy but does Elizabeth's neckline have a silver outline or something????
Melo-D Melo-D 8 years
Rihanna's hairstyle does make her head look... big. Elizabeth's belt is just too wide and I wish she had a funkier shoe.
emalove emalove 8 years
I love Rihanna's look...I think Elizabeth's is kind of tacky/cheap looking.
Angela123 Angela123 8 years
I actually REALLY like them both, in different ways, like Fab said. And I definitely agree with Elana about Rihanna's hair.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
I :love: Rihanna's outfit! Very FAB!!
LikeThoseShoes LikeThoseShoes 8 years
only because that belt is tacky as all get out
LikeThoseShoes LikeThoseShoes 8 years
Elizabeths outfit is just yucky to me
ElanaRobinson ElanaRobinson 8 years
They both look nice but I think this look on Rihanna would have been better with a different hairstyle.
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