Succession fans have been left questioning the show’s wardrobe department after Shiv sported some very unflattering outfits in the final two episodes of the latest series.
Initially, Shiv Roy – played by Sarah Snook – was hailed as Succession’s stylish poster girl with her chic high-waisted trousers and tailored suits at the start of the latest series.
But disappointed viewers noted the character’s outfits have become increasingly ‘ghastly’ as the third season went on, culminating in an ‘ill-fitting’ and ‘creased’ £169 Ted Baker dress worn to her mother’s wedding in Italy in the season finale.
The ‘cheap-looking’ dress was teamed with white ankle strap sandals, which made her legs looking shorter, while fans noted it did nothing to flatter the star’s figure.
In the previous episode, Shiv was dressed in an ‘unflattering’ £560 blue halter neck dress Chiara Boni La Petite Robe, which also raised eyebrows.
Succession fans took to Twitter to slam the wedding weekend wardrobe choices, saying they did nothing to flatter Shiv’s figure. Others said women with as much money as Shiv would never wear such frumpy dresses.
One tweeted: ‘Shiv’s season finale wedding dress was pretty and very appropriate for the occasion but was too tight. I wonder what the costume designer and actress were trying to communicate.’
Another wrote: ‘These wedding weekend dresses are not doing Shiv favors.’
Shiv has been hailed as Succession’s stylish poster girl with her chic high-waisted trousers and tailored suits. But disappointed viewers noted the characters’ outfits have become increasingly ‘ghastly’ as the third season went on, culminating in an ‘ill-fitting’ and ‘creased’ £169 Ted Baker dress worn to her mother’s wedding in Italy in the season finale
The previous episode, Shiv was dressed in an ‘unflattering’ £560 blue halter neck dress Chiara Boni La Petite Robe, pictured
Fans noted that the material of the Ted Baker dress seemed to be creased and rumpled, and said that someone with as much money as Shiv wouldn’t ever wear the gown. However, some suggested it was a deliberately passive aggressive move to wear white to her mother’s wedding
Paired with white ankle strap sandals, the dress did Sarah Snook’s character no favours, cutting off her legs and making them look shorter, while other fans noted how the fabric looked bunched and creased
Succession fans took to Twitter to slam the wardrobe choice, saying it did nothing to flatter Shiv’s figure
A third added: ‘There is no way a woman with that level of wealth and ambition would wear an ill fitting dress from Monsoon [sic] and that horrible hat to any event, let alone her Mother’s wedding.’
Another posted: ‘So, biggest takeaway from season finale of “Succession”: for being billionaires, Shiv’s dress for her Mom’s wedding looked super cheap. Like, “I got this at Macy’s” cheap….’
For a character known for sleek power dressing, the frumpy floral frock stood out and prompted viewers to take to Twitter to question the fashion choice. One noted there were ‘wrinkles and pulls’ in the fabric.
Several viewers felt the Ted Baker dress looked so ill-fitting that it must have been a deliberate choice by the costume designer. Others pointed out that choosing a mainly white dress could be seen as a ‘passive aggressive’ act by the character.
One tweeted: ‘Shiv basically wore a white dress to her moms wedding and took a public dump on her on the same day. she deserved it. They all did.’
The Ted Baker dress (right on the model and left on Shiv) did little to flatter and was so off-the-mark that many noted it must have been a deliberate choice by the costume designer
The figure-hugging £560 Chiara Boni La Petite Robe dress (right) worn by Shiv in episode eight (left) also raised eyebrows
Several viewers felt the Ted Baker dress looked so ill-fitting that it must have been a deliberate choice by the costume designer. Others pointed out that choosing a mainly white dress could be seen as a ‘passive aggressive’ act by the character
Another suggested: ‘I’m sure I’m late to the game here, but I love that the costume designer put Shiv in a white dress for her mother’s wedding. Delightfully and stylishly passive aggressive.’
A third wrote: ‘That Shiv dress is a perfect ‘wedding guest who can’t wait for this to be over’ degree of tightness. Genius wardrobe.’
Costume designer Michelle Matland has previously spoken of her ‘anti-bling’ vision for the Roy’s wardrobe, which is best reflected in Shiv’s separates from previous seasons.
Yes, they wear high-end labels, but not in the sort of obvious way of the nouveau riche or Instagram millionaires.
Instead it is quietly expensive: an exquisitely tailored suit for Logan or Shiv’s sophisticated blouses and trousers from the likes of Gabriela Hearst, Max Mara or Loro Piana.
Style evolution: In series one Shiv (left), with her long auburn locks still in tact, was dressed in earthy, ’70s-inspired tones, accessorising with silk scarves and even baseball caps. Pictured, the character in a long brown coat, worn over teal trousers. Right, a £269 Massimo Dutti coat
Relaxed and oversized: In the pilot episode, Shiv’s separation from her family was illustrated by this low key outfit of an H&M Fair Isle sweater, maroon trousers and a well worn baseball cap. Right, popular Fair Isle knits can be found at every price point, including this £29.99 Zara style
Shiv has become something of a poster girl for modern power dressing. She is confident, sleek and wears colours that are quietly eye-catching.
‘Shiv’s clothing is powerful, classic, strong corporate, yet approachable due to the tones being a perfect fit for her hair and complexion,’ explained sylist Rachel Gold. ‘Plus the soft textures bring an element of femininity.’
The wardrobe is dominated by suits, turtlenecks and discreet jewellery that screams luxury.
But while the media scion can afford to step out in Ralph Lauren, The Row and Theory, shoppers without a billionaire’s budget can achieve her signature look by picking up key pieces at the likes of Massimo Dutti, Mango and Jigsaw.
‘The trick to nailing Shiv’s style is look for high waisted tailored trousers, sharp blazers and fitted knitwear in neutral hues such as monochrome, camel, navy and taupe,’ said fashion stylist Hannah Eichler.
‘Add ladylike jewellery and a slick of buttery rose hued lipstick and don’t forget to dig out those straighteners – you’ll need a sleek bob to show you mean business.’
Autumnal tones: Shiv in a signature silk shirt in a burnt orange hue in series one. The shade was typical of her colour palette in the earlier episodes. Right, a Holland Cooper blouse, £199
Sophisticated: Succession’s Shiv (played by Sarah Snook) has become something of a poster girl for modern power dressing. She is confident, sleek and wears colours that are quietly eye-catching. But you don’t need a billionaire’s budget to recreate the looks at home. Shoppers can pick up key pieces like a blue silk shirt (left) from brands like Jigsaw (right, a £125 style)
Soft shades: This pale pink colour is a perfect base for Shiv’s series two suit (left). A similar style, with the same type of collar, can be found at Hobbs for £39
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