Honey Help Me! Lorde goes Goth

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A lot of celebs are fortunate enough to have stylists that make sure they’re always well dressed. Unfortunately, celebs also have too many yes-men – people who are afraid to tell them they’re making a bad decision.

Between stylist and yes-men sometimes Hollywood’s finest step out in looks that stun us. Other times they step out in looks that just scream, “Honey, Help Me!”

I get it, Lorde is only 17 and goth is a pretty normal phase to be in at her age but umm, NO.

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The “Royals” singer donned a floor length elbow-sleeved gown to the ARIA Awards in Sydney, Australia this past Sunday and I just know one day she’ll add this to her list of teenage regrets. While the shape of the dress works well for her body, the color doesn’t seem to do anything for her pale skin. Against that basic black Lorde looks beyond pale – sickly almost! Those identical silver bracelets? They look like nametags on a body lying in the morgue. No ma’am.

Lorde had every opportunity to bring her look to life with her hair and makeup but she missed it. Though an on-trend plum pout and side-parted hair would normally be cute, it just adds to her drabby, depressing look.

What could Lorde have done to look more alive? Keep the dress black if need be, but swap out the dark lip for a true red. Instead of silver bracelets she could’ve tried a gold necklace. I know, gold chains go against everything she’s well known for but one won’t kill her! Last but not least  she should let those luscious locks loose!

Lorde’s career is just starting out and if she’s around for more than a few months she’ll have more red carpet opportunities to redeem herself. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that she’s invited to the Grammys and gets it together by then!