Who Wore It Best? Amber Riley vs. Queen Latifah in Donna Morgan
It’s not often that two megastars wear the same dress within days of each other, but last week Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Queen Latifah donned the same long-sleeved, sequined black frock by Donna Morgan.
Amber wore hers to CoverGirl’s 50th Anniversary Party on January 5, the same night that her Glee co-stars were across town collecting their People’s Choice Awards for Favorite TV Comedy Actress (Jane Lynch) and Favorite TV Comedy. Queen Latifah sported hers on the January 2 cover of Parade Magazine.
Black is slimming by nature, so it’s an excellent choice for the red carpet or a photo shoot. Both ladies shine in this piece by the maker of “dresses for all shapes and sizes,” and they hit the sequin trend right on the mark. (Wonder how Amber felt when Taylor Swift showed up post-People’s Choice in a strapless version?!)
We prefer the way Amber accessorized the dress, with a glamorous headband and matching bows on her shoes. Her blue satin heels provide a much needed pop of color in an otherwise monotone ensemble. We like Queen Latifah’s peep-toes as well, but her outfit could use some spicing up.
Given Latifah’s lackluster accessories and the fact that all magazine cover are Photoshopped to some degree, we take our hats off to Ms. Riley. Yeah, we’re playing favorites, but at least we admit our faults. Latifah, you may be Queen, but Amber has our hearts!