There are lots of places a newsboy cap looks fabulous. The red carpet is not one of them.
At a recent red carpet event, Ricki Lake, 44, added the fashion cap to her little black dress. She completed the look with bare legs and pumps.
As much as I love effortless chic — especially the offhanded way a casual element adds a youthful touch to something dressy — this look didn't work for Ricki.
I think there are two main reasons that her outfit fell flat:
1) A newsboy cap adds a jaunty touch to your look: it's youthful and boyish. This type of hat looks great with a turtleneck and jeans or a classic white shirt. With a LBD it just looks out of place.
2) Too much black. Ricki's hat, hair and dress are all black .It's just too much of a good thing.
I'm starting to see more and more newsboys on women over 40 (Yoko Ono donned a white one with a black pantsuit recently and it looked much worse than this.)
At best, it's a trend that can add some fun to casual looks. At it's worse, we may be seeing it pop up with everything (just remember how annoying and ubiquitous the fedora was a few seasons ago.)
What do you think?
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