Nicole Richie's Balmain dress is giving us visions of a shell-covered grotto somewhere in the south of Italy...
...Which is fitting because this gorgeous crocheted frock looks more like a bikini cover-up than a cocktail dress. We can clearly see the Fashion Star judge's nude skivvies, in addition to legs for days!
That said, the pastel colors pop and the artistic design certainly is memorable. Plus, Nicole's minimal accessories are the right choice. We're glad she didn't show up with, say, a parasol and a bowl of pasta.
Now, please excuse us while we book a Mediterranean getaway.