Elven beauty queen! As the main girly-girl female character in Lord of the Rings, Arwen gets the widest variety of dresses. Believe me, I have a whole folder of them. Anyway, one thing I’ve noticed about a lot of her dresses is that they tend to run big. Look at the way this dress is hanging off her. It’s an interesting styling choice because obviously these outfits were made specially for Liv Tyler. I kind of like it though, because it’s sexy in a different kind of way. I mean, look at her shoulders. The neckline literally cannot get any wider. Sexy without being vulgar. Very Elven. I also love the color palette here: the muted blues and greys are very Imladris* and match her coloring very well. The huge sleeves and looseness of the rest of the gown counterbalance the wide neck, really drawing attention to her face. The beadwork is lovely as well.
* I like to think of Lothlórien and Imladris as being rival fashion houses. Am I right? I’m right.