Fashion Faceoff: Rachel vs. Beyonce

03/06/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

Rachel McAdams looks lovely on this month’s cover of ELLE (we love that her hair is still pink!) but we couldn’t help thinking how familiar her dress was. Yup, it’s a version of the same Armani Privé gown that Beyoncé walked the Academy Awards red carpet in. Considering that the photos of Rachel were shot well before the Oscars, it amazes us that she is also photographed in Kirsten Dunst’s Chanel Couture gown for the inside spread! Chalk it up to great minds thinking alike. But Beyoncé and Rachel generally have such different styles, this faceoff is an unexpected one! So, you tell us: Who wears the Armani gown better? Rachel McAdams or Beyoncé?

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deb on

The slimmer/sleeker silouette of Rachel is a better match for the dress – Beyounce should stick to eveningwear that is less structured in the bodice – the skirt portion is draped beautifully on her curvy frame – I agree with a previous comment that the gems in Katie’s hair on Oscar night would have been more fitting with the dress that matched (I think Katie’s stylist is color blind)

Tara on

Rachel, by far. Beyonce is gorgeous, but I think the dress makes her look big, not flattering at all. Anyway, it doesn’t look like a good red carpet choice for anyone, unless you’re Nicole Kidman who can wear anything!

yhrfhy on

beyonce looks 100 times better rachel.

Vicki on

I’m with the majority here. Definitely better on Rachel. It makes Beyonce look like she has a pooch in her belly area. Besides, Rachel is talented and down to earth and Beyonce is all over herself. It’s one thing to be confident, another to be arrogant.

itsme on

I’ll go neutral on this one, because you can’t see the whole dress on Rachel. Who knows, she might look a complete stick. I don’t like the dress at all, though… the beads are overkill to me. Hated them in Katie’s hair.

Amy on

I think Rachel’s skin lends more to the color and the incredible detail in the dress, a nice blending, where Beyonce’s contrast makes it seem a little too much like a prom-dress color. I do love Beyonce’s body though, so I can’t knock her for looking fabulous as usual!

Rocki A on

That dress is nice, however, I really don’t think the dress compliments either girl! Both are beautiful women in their own ways. Therefore, Beyonce is to shapely(love a curvy figure), and I believe Rachel is too thin.

Meghan on

Rachel looks soooo much better Beyonce just has a really weird shape and nothing really ever looks good on her!! GO RACHEL!

astoreri on

I’m really not a fan of this dress, I mean what is with the weird grape like jewels?

But that being said it looks a million times better on Rachel than Beyonce. As has been said the shape is just not flattering on B, and the colour is too pale for her. I also think this dress is the type that is better worn on the cover of a magazine than on the red carpet.

But at least neither of them have the grape things in their hair like Katie did!

FaSHONista on

We can’t eve see the dress that good on Rachel, she is all sitting and slumped is falling off her shoulders and she makes it look like a trailer trash outfit…EWWWWWW
Maybe is she in a standing position or environment like B, we would be able to better compare. I think that the slim sleek figure of Rachel would work better on it. I am not feeling those hips of B’s in this outfit. This dress doesn’t complement her curvy body.

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