When it comes to party dresses, one must always bear in mind the three Fs:
Fit, fabric, and form.
Here we have Kate Hudson, looking lovely and svelte in a black cutout gown by Rachel Roy.
Clean lines. Lays beautifully. And sweet baby Jesus, that necklace is gorgeous.
Meanwhile, poor Hayden Panettiere seems to have forgotten the F words altogether.
This dress is snug in all the wrong places, which makes tiny actresses look larger than they really are.
The cutouts aren’t right for her figure. The fabric is regrettably wrinkle-prone.
And her most memorable accessory? A soon-to-be-lamentable back tattoo.
Hayden honey, I’m here if you need help.