If you've ever wondered how celebrities manage to move at awards ceremonies in their intricate red-carpet outfits, Selena Gomez set the record straight this week: Sometimes they can hardly move at all.
On Thursday (February 6), Gomez attended the 2020 Hollywood Beauty Awards in Los Angeles wearing a blush pink dress by Patou and platform heels by Aquazzura. Her look was chic enough for the red carpet yet simple enough to find a loose interpretation of it at Zara in two weeks' time. In other words, it would make the perfect date-night outfit for Valentine's Day.
Note how Gomez's long sleeves are attached to the bodice of her dress with tight bows, forcing her to hold her arms at her sides. While the romantic silhouette was cute in front of the cameras, it ended up constricting the star later.
Once the singer was seated at her table for the awards ceremony, her dress got in the way of basic dinnertime functions. Her off-the-shoulder sleeves were so far down on her arms, she couldn't lift them to take a sip of her water. Instead, she had to slouch down in her seat so her glass could reach her mouth.
In videos posted to Instagram, Gomez laughs as she tries (and fails) to move normally in her dress. "I can't f*cking move!" she exclaims in one. She repeats in the other video, "I can't move my arms!" The things we do for fashion.
Gomez's look was styled by Kate Young, with whom she's worked since 2014. The dress is just as sophisticated as the other outfits Young has picked out for the 27-year-old to wear while promoting her new album, Rare. "It was really important that [Gomez] looked powerful and strong and it wasn’t about doing girlish or baby looks," Young told People about Gomez's current style era. "It was about her looking sexy and strong. She’s here to do business.”
The singer certainly has a lot of business ahead—and hopefully, she'll have an easier time moving in her outfits to promote it. Last week Gomez announced the forthcoming launch of her new beauty line, Rare Beauty. "Rare Beauty isn't about how other people see you," she wrote on Instagram with the collection reveal. "It's about how you see yourself."
Originally Appeared on Glamour