This wounds me to say because everyone knows that here at Manolo for the Big Girl our collective bosoms heave with love for Miss Nikki Blonsky, but say it I must.
Nikki Blonsky is not tall enough for this outfit.
See, when you are travel-size like the Divine Miss B, there is a danger of having Too Much Going On. There’s just not enough distance between objects to let the eye rest. You’ve got to break it up a little.
La Blonsky has a LOT going on with this outfit, what with the big hair and the Pucci-inspired charmeuse top and the wrinkled leggings and the electric blue shoes which I do not technically hate but question because is that suede? in July? Really?
Fortunately, Nikki redeems herself. Same idea, but a cleaner look. Notice how the ribbon gives us a break from the pattern and draws attention upward while the black peep toes –even in a shorter heel– makes her legs look longer. This is how it’s done short girls.
I love a happy ending.