We are bound to be impressed by the woman who snagged George Clooney. Amal Alamuddin is not just a successful international lawyer, she has the figure of a fashion model and great personal style.
Amal is around 5’8″ tall, very slim and athletic, with a straight body shape. In this respect she resembles Princess Diana, and many top models. Her shoulders are wider than her hips which means visually her torso tapers down from the shoulders. In this first set of pictures we see her in various lengths of skirts, all of which are flattering. However the A line skirts are actually slightly less attractive than the cream pencil skirt as they make her legs looks a bit too thin. I feel the open necks on the two jackets are better than the very high necked orange top with a python collar. You can see the fabric slightly pulling on her upper chest and it emphasises her wide shoulders, especially given the stronger colour, compared to the neutral skirt and shoes. Overall I love the cream suit – elegant, understated, classic and very nice detailing.
What about dresses? These summer frocks, worn with sunglasses and big bags, do look pretty. But which is the best? I don’t particularly like the mint fit and flare as it emphasises the width of her shoulders, and the style seems to me to be fighting with her shape. The pink on the other hand, which has a high waist and nice little sleeves that complements her figure. However, just because you have great legs doesn’t mean you have to show them all the time. My favourite is the longer black and white dress with high, black heels. I think the lower neckline is really great and de-emphasises her shoulders. It makes her look both slim in the middle (with the black line across her waist) and very feminine. I also think her bust looks better in a lower cut neckline – it looks a bit wide in the mint dress.
Does Amal ever get it wrong? Not often, but there are a few looks I think are flawed.
The first dress (below) was widely adored by the media. It is by Giambattista Valli, and features white lace with embroidered pink and purple flowers. Although it shows off her long, slim legs I just think it was too short and wide at the front. The paisley jumpsuit is an unflattering muted colour, and just looks boring. The hat, necklace, brogues and denim jacket don’t come together, and I would say she was barely recognisable. The blue and green lacey dress is too long in the sleeves and, while the length and open neck are good, the ribboned waist and soft, textured fabric is not as good as more structured cloth.
But overall she is a very stylish lady. I hope she is happy with George.