I thought Emma’s wardrobe couldn’t possible be worse than that horrid black shirt with the embroidered flowers but, dear God, I was wrong. So, so wrong. No one has been less right in the history of ever. Emma’s wedding dress is… I mean, it’s…
For what I have read I can safely absolve Eduardo de Castro… it seems to have been JMo’s idea to badly rip-off Grace Kelly’s dress (with LESS transparencies and a row of ugly pearl buttons because WHY NOT at this point) and add a lace, doily-like coif to it to cement how much older and worn out Emma looks and how miles away she’s from the sleek, clean and edgy look of Season 1. And nothing says “positive character development!” like a tight, severe chignon and a pinched sort of make-up look so we can appreciate what true love has done for Emma Swan.
Seriously, what were they thinking? This is JMo, almost EVERYTHING LOOKS GOOD ON HER. Put her in a modern-looking, structured ballgown and you’ll get a great blend of “fairytale princess” and “powerful modern woman”. Or blend a modern silhouette with a dreamy hairstyle that brings back Emma’s amazing princess curls, or a loose braided hairstyle and a small tiara. There was SUCH potential, HOW DO YOU FUCK IT UP?
And don’t come here with “you just hate Emma Swan”. It is true, I deeply dislike THIS Emma Swan, but even CSers and other Emma fans, who still like her, are calling bullshit on this dress. It’s… so not Emma Swan. It’s the polar opposite of Emma Swan. It’s as unlikely of her as having the big wedding full of people she likely barely knows, which it seems is ALSO happening.
I’m just… it’s such a thorough screw-up. I’m a bit impressed, actually.