Reese Witherspoon, daring and adventurous? I don’t know when those two words were ever used to describe Reese Witherspoon, especially in regards to her fashion. But when Reese turned up at the Vanity Fair party last night in a plunging black gown, that was what popped to mind. Reese is always the demure one at official events, the one who’ll always wear something pretty but never edgy. I mean, if you look at her last few Oscar appearances, including the one where she actually won the Oscar, her fashion choices – while pretty and glamorous – were never risky. But this black gown is definitely risky, begging the question – is Reese moving out of her comfort zone with this side boob display?
2013 wasn’t the best year for her, what with the arrest and the public backlash that followed. She also had a brief appearance in Mud, which was well received by didn’t linger in anyone’s minds. While she does have several high-profile releases set for 2014, including Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Inherent Vice, she does seem to be hitting her groove in producing while her acting career falters.
I have a hard time believing that Reese would want it that way, especially with women over their 30s famously struggling in Hollywood for roles. But with Cate Blanchett and Amy Adams proving otherwise, maybe Reese is trying to create a new image for herself to land more roles? One would think she didn’t have to go so far to do that, considering her husband is one of the most powerful agents in Hollywood and largely responsible for Matthew McConaughey‘s career renaissance. But in Hollywood, you gotta do what you gotta do. She’s already fired her manager, but really, it’s probably dawning on her that it’s up to her more than anyone else.
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