My mom always taught me to keep a little black dress on hand for last-minute events, undetermined dress codes, and general “I have nothing to wear” moments. Thankfully, I stocked my closet with a few that I keep on repeat, all of which have gotten me out of more fashion emergencies than I can count. Mine, like most women, are plain black dresses in simple silhouettes, that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, but Alison Brie’s 2019 SAG Awards dress just gave new meaning to the LBD.
The 36-year-old actress stepped onto the silver carpet wearing a super form-fitting, long black dress that boasted a major statement piece on the back. While the front of her gown looks simple and classic with clean lines and a strapless design (which Brie joked that she essentially had to be sewn into), when she turned around, we were all surprised with a huge black structural bow. The bow, suspended from a ribbon choker, was so big that it draped over the front of her shoulders, like a pair of grown-up butterfly wings.
And to give the all-black dress a bit of sparkle (yeah, I didn’t think it could get better, either!), the bow is embellished with silver beads, sequins, and rhinestones that cluster in the middle of the bow and disperse out toward the front.
More to come…