Seeing Double: The mesh-paneled LBD
Posted by on July 1, 2012 | 4:20 pm EST

As designers glorified mesh panels during the past spring/summer runway shows, celebrities too, were quick on their toes to hop on the bandwagon. From the illusion mesh panels on Stella McCartney’s designs to Miley Cyrus’ memorable asymmetrical David Koma dress, women in the spotlight embraced the trend in all its alluring glory. Given its popularity, we were bound to stumble upon two celebrities sharing similarly-inspired looks that deserve a mention and perhaps a little friendly competition on this side of the Web.

When we saw Trilby Glover at the 2012 Australians in Film Awards and Benefit Dinner on June 27, we couldn’t help but be reminded of a frock Mila Kunis wore to the Los Angeles premiere of Ted six days earlier. The frock in question is a black dress with a plunging neckline that’s tastefully covered with sheer mesh panel. Although Glover and Kunis’ ensembles are from two ends of the fashion spectrum—Glover’s is Topshop’s while Kunis’ dress is Christian Dior—the slight similarity is there. Except for the fabric, we at Fashion Glamour thought the two dresses eerily carried the same lady-like aesthetic with a surprising dash of sexiness.

However, contrary to the perpendicular neckline on Glover’s Topshop dress, the Dior frock featured a more conservative and narrower V-neckline. While the skirts are slightly pleated, Kunis’ dress had more volume than Glover’s fast-fashion frock. The peplum-like detail on Kunis’ Dior dress also afforded an extra punch of sartorial flair, something that was lacking in Glover’s outfit.

With the summer season having just started, we don’t think we’ve seen the last of these mesh-paneled dresses. Sexy, sophisticated and safe from wardrobe malfunctions, we’re trusting this trend will continue its reign in the few months ahead.

Photos from PR Photos

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