SA Best Dressed Women
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1. Michelle Pienaar – Actress in
MNET soapie: Egoli
…delicately well-dressed – always…
the same colour from top to bottom is often the key to looking
2. Leanne Manas – Continuity presenter –
…feminine, magnificent dress sense…
pleasure it is to wake up in the morning and see her on the telly.
She understands the art of accessorising with care.
Nadine – Afrikaans singer and entertainer
Women often are classified as the best-dressed
when the dress does not overpower them. Wear styles that compliment
4. Jo-Ann Strauss - Former Miss SA
and ‘Top Billing’ -presenter
…playful, experimental and
She has mastered the art of “throwing pieces
together”. Stick to one primary piece and add on secondary pieces
like Jo-ann does.
5. Elana Afrika – Continuity
Presenter and MC
…fun, original and modish…
fashion, choose a style that really suits your age, your figure and
the occasion you are dressing for, and you too, may end up on this
6. Karen Beukes – Principle dancer and Ballet
Mistress - SABT
She is a perfect
example of understated sophistication. She does not dress to
impress, but impresses nonetheless.
7. Dr Precious Moloi
– Philanthropist and businesswoman
elegant appealing statements and is often the perfect inspiration
for new classy trends.
8. Lee Ann Liebenberg – Top
FHM Model and popular socialite
…sexy, sassy, elegant, chic…
Lee Ann makes fashion choices seem so easy. Although she can wear
just about anything and get away with just about “nothing”, she
sticks to understated elegance. Well done!
Rantselli – Businesswoman
…understandably back on this list…
Her delightful and charming look is often very pleasing to the eye.
She experiments with different styles for different occasions and
achieves her fashion goal.
10. Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi - Minister of Public Service and AdministrationYour personal view
stylish public official…
Sophisticated tailored suits are an
excellent choice of outfits for doing official business.
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SA Worst Dressed
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1. Mara Louw – Idols judge and performer extraordinaire
Aikôna, Sissie, Aikôna - Shoulderpads are sooooooooooo last
millennium! It seems like she has tried all the styles one could
possibly think of, and still hasn’t found one that works for her. It
is always good to experiment with different looks, but leave the
extravagant stuff for theme-parties. Stick to basics, Mara.
Karen Zoid – Singer and songwriter
Sublock can be bought at
many chainstores, Karen. Stylish women are often aware that
tan-lines do not show when they are dressed for the camera. Unisex
clothing should be an option and not the ultimate. Fashion 2005 will
go down in history as a celebration of femininity.
3. Pam Andrews - Pop singer
“To dream the impossible
dream…” I have seen this girl dress a lot worse than is shown here.
A fashion tragedy can often be solved by listening to style-experts,
trusting your instincts, having the lights on when you get dressed,
or just toning it down a little, …or a lot!
4. Nicole Fox
– 5 FM DJ
I wonder what Taubie Kushlik would have thought of this
ensemble. I do not think that an evening dress should be worn with
denim, and with ugly golden shoes, regardless of how eccentric you
are. This “collection de la Fox” would definitely look better if the
shoes were silver and much finer. Fashion slaves are seldom
best-dressed women, they are merely fashionable….
Minki van der Westhuizen – SA Model
Pretty girl + pretty
dress + bad fitting = worst dressed. “Victoria’s Secret” is not a
secret anymore and may be purchased at various national and
international outlets. You may have the most beautiful dress waiting
to be worn to a special occasion, but please glance in the mirror
before finally stepping out
6. Jenny Cwrys-Williams –
702 Radio talkshow host
She has the perfect dress sense for
radio, where she can be heard, but not seen – at least till she
finds a stylist with a niche for ensembles. I always pretend that I
am colour blind when I look at her, especially when she was the
presenter for “Show me the Mommy” on television. Colour
co-ordination could be the key to elegance. The shortest line
between elegance and style, is simplicity. When you are short, you
should not draw too much attention to your feet.
Margaret van der Westhuizenn – Ex Big-brother housemate, Radio
Maybe this works for her, but it definitely reminds me of Miss
Eliza Doolittle BEFORE coaching. Being branded as a “stylish
dresser” requires the perfect balance between dress sense and public
8. Hlubi Mboya – Actress - Isidingo’s
The “borrowed look” only works for private parties and
girls’ nights ‘in’. It is extremely important to dress your figure,
eg: if pants are too long, cut them shorter or give them away to a
charity of your choice, or do not purchase them at all.
Jeremy Mansfield and Alex Jay – Radio DJ’s
Go slow with the
feathers and rather wear pencil-skirts, daaaarrrrrlings! It is
important for a “woman” to NOT let chest hair show.
10. Laurika Rauch - singer
My worst nightmare came
true: when I was in matric (a hundred years ago) I predicted that
all will be wearing bright metal-coloured suits after the year 2000.
Never in my life did I think my Idol – SA’s most talentend singer -
would be the first. Shiny fabrics draw unnecessary attention and
should be worn by supermodels only.
Thank you to the readers of:: Huisgenoot, You,
Drum, Top Billing, Style, Rapport, Citizen, City Press, Die Son,
Sunday Times, Beeld, Die Burger, Volksblad, listeners to RSG and
Radio 702, and visitors to our site for your nominations and votes.
These photos were spotted in the following SA publications that
cover high profile social events: Huisgenoot, You, Drum, Style
Magazine, Heat Magazine, Top Billing Magazine, Rapport, Beeld,
Sowetan, Citizen, City Press, Sunday Times. For any additional image
of any of the candidates, a Google/images-search is recommended.
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