Anyone who knows me can tell you I am a huge fan of the costume change.  I have been known to pull this move at birthday parties, work events, and even poolside bbq’s (who can choose between their new high waisted vintage inspired 2 piece that every guy will hate and their 1 piece with a deep v and fringe that every guy will hate?  Not this man repeller.  Shout out Leandra!)

After last night’s marathon Oscar extravaganza, I was happy to see that many starlets agreed with my “outfit part deux” strategy.  Don’t get me wrong, there were some definite “she nailed it moments” – cue Naomi Watts, Adele, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock (sans hair brooch) and of course Michelle Obama.  But there we more than a few who managed to make their follow-up look more modern and less Jessica McClintock ’98.

A few before and afters to illustrate:


More gorgeous after party looks:



Take away?  Skip the snoozefest and go straight to the boozefest!