Glee’s Lea Michele Stuns in Maxi Dress (Despite Fashion Faux Pas?)

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For someone relatively new to celebrity life, Lea Michele of “Glee” fame demonstrates remarkable poise on the red carpet, resembling a seasoned professional.

Captured here at Fox’s “Glee” spring premiere soiree, her demeanor reflects her growing comfort with the spotlight and her emerging star quality.

A petite powerhouse on the red carpet: Lea Michele stuns in a printed maxi dress at the 'Glee' eventA petite powerhouse on the red carpet: Lea Michele stuns in a printed maxi dress at the ‘Glee’ event (Credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN)

Lea Michele is wearing a printed long-wrap dress from the Etro Spring 2010 Ready-To-Wear collection.

Never mind that the dress isn’t that appropriate for the red carpet, her shoes don’t match, and her bangs aren’t that even. Lea Michele brings an air of elegance to this outfit and, so far, to everything she has worn at formal events.

With this Etro wrap dress, she proves that the wearer makes the outfit, not vice versa.

Lea Michele wearing a printed long wrap dress at the "Glee" spring premiere soiree in Los Angeles on April 12, 2010Lea Michele wearing a printed long wrap dress at the “Glee” spring premiere soiree in Los Angeles on April 12, 2010 (Credit: Nikki Nelson / WENN)

Lea Michele’s hair and makeup are a little too heavy for the dress, and I would’ve preferred slimmer, more elegant shoes to counterbalance all that flowy fabric. But I have to hand it to her: it’s difficult for anyone without supermodel proportions to pull off a long-sleeved maxi dress, especially one with extra ruffly fabric attached to the hem.

Lea Michele’s petite frame hardly qualifies her as modelesque, but she carries and models the Etro long wrap dress on the red carpet like nobody’s business.

I adore the print on that Etro wrap dress – so very spring! – although I rather like it on shorter dresses. A print like that on a long-sleeved long dress would overpower me!

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