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BN Pick Your Fave: Bonang Matheba & Kerry Washington in Oscar de la Renta



Bonang B Matheba & Kerry Washington in Oscar de la Renta - BellaNaijaStyle - BN Pick Your Fave - December 2013 - BellaNaija

Yipee, it’s a brand new month and BellaNaija Style has a lot in store for all you style watchers.

It is time for BN Pick Your Fave. Trust us, you are really going to like this one.

We have Hollywood actress Kerry Washington and South Africa TV presenter Bonang “B” Matheba in Oscar de la Renta. The frock features off-the-shoulder pink floral lace bodice and an aqua cloqué skirt with a rise-and-fall hemline.

When it comes to being the belle of the ball, stars look to the famous American designer.

See how Kerry and Bonang wore the piece off the Spring 2013 Ready-To-Wear Runway.

Kerry Washignton
Kerry Washington in Oscar de la Renta - BellaNaijaStyle - BN Pick Your Fave - December 2013 - BellaNaija

Where: The 44th NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California on Friday 1st February 2013.

How She Wore It: 2013 has definitely been the highlight of Kerry Washington‘s career and personal life.

She got her first Emmy nod for Scandal, she starred in Django Unchained – one of the biggest movies of the year, she tied the knot with Nigerian-American NFL Player Nnamdi Asomugha and is expecting her first child.

At the 44th NAACP Image Awards, Kerry looked oh-so-amazing in this Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 gown.

She styled the dress with diamond earrings, a brooch on the skirt, a pink clutch, all by Kotur as well as a Neil Lane ring and a pair of nude Christian Louboutin heels.

Her look was camera ready with smouldering eyes, light pink lipstick and a half-up, half-down hairstyle.

Bonang “B” Matheba

Bonang B Matheba in Oscar de la Renta - BellaNaijaStyle - BN Pick Your Fave - December 2013 - BellaNaija

Where: The Luminance Luxury Store Opening in Hyde Park, Joburg, South Africa on Wednesday 24th July 2013.

How She Wore It: The beautiful South African TV presenter was spotted in the same dress at the star studded opening of the Luminance Luxury Store launch in Joburg.

Bonang who is also the face of Revlon South Africa, wasn’t one to miss in this Spring 2013 creation as she made her way into the venue to host.

She styled the dress with silver earrings, a bow-shaped brooch on the skirt, and a pair of red ankle strap heels. She completed the look with an elegant chignon, smokey eyes and pink lipstick.

The Dress

Oscar de la Renta Spring R-T-W 2013

Oscar de la Renta Spring R-T-W 2013

So Pick Your Fave…Kerry or Bonang?

Photo Credit: Zimbio | Style | |


  1. MOM

    December 3, 2013 at 10:52 am


    • Plato

      December 3, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Bonang’s shoe choice shows that she had no business wearing OdlR. BCBG would have been better for her.

    • Mimi

      December 3, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      I concur

    • Iris

      December 3, 2013 at 11:27 pm

      Yep. I think it’s best on the model actually

  2. stylefash25

    December 3, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Its a lovely dress and i think they both rocked it well; I like Bonang Matheba’s red shoes twist but overall i’ll go with Kerry Washington because she pulled the look off effortlessly.

  3. Olufunke

    December 3, 2013 at 10:57 am

    would have preferred Bonang pair it with Kerry’s shoes but Bonang rocked it better.

  4. Uche

    December 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

    its soo Kerry. the fitting on her is so right

  5. Joke Akinola

    December 3, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Kerry is a head turner anyday anytime,no wonder she was named d most stylish woman of the year. She killed dt dress with her choice of colors of shoes n purse plus her very light makeup,I thereby vote for her.

  6. Anonymous

    December 3, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Kerry please! She wore the dress gracefully

  7. veevee

    December 3, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Bn’s new obsession with bonang tho. This picture is too old for a who wore it better episode right now tbh. Anyways, clearly kerry wore it better. The dress is not so fitting on bonang and besides, the red shoe just spoilt the whole look.

  8. Chelle

    December 3, 2013 at 11:57 am

    its the one legged model

  9. adelegirl

    December 3, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Kerry Washington can do no wrong in my eyes. She’s Olivia Pope! Plus she’s married to a man of Nigerian descent now, so, Kerry definitely wore it better! 😀

  10. adelegirl

    December 3, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Looked at the dress again and again. Love it! <3 Oscar de la Renta makes such great dresses!

  11. B

    December 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    The dress and shoes on Kerry and the hair on Bonang! lol at one legged model….where did her other leg go?!!? hahaha

  12. Berry Dakara

    December 3, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    If Kerry had Bonang’s hairstyle, she’d be the clear winner. Since she doesn’t, she’s simply the winner.

  13. zeenie

    December 3, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    beautiful dress… both of them look really nice but i fink id be a little biased cos i love kerry Washington so id give it to her … Olivia Pope all the way!!!…

  14. Tr

    December 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Kerry all the way!it fits her better

  15. Felinda

    December 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Uppl are voting Kerry cos clearly you dont know Bonang, She and Minnie Dhlamini are the finest African Fashionistas. I been paying attention to them for a long time. Kerry is so skinny and petite, it looks like the dress is wearing her (kinda like a sack) and she is not wearing the dress.

    • Girl Bye!

      December 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      I’m sorry; Is this not a “who wore it better?” why are you telling us about knowing Bonang? No. Some of us don’t know her and whoever else you mentioned. However, I digress. Back to the matter at hand; most people are going with Kerry because the dress is a little ill fitted on Bonang (blame the stylist for not pulling the right size or not doing a thorough pre event fitting with her) and her red shoes are heavy and clashing (in a bad way) which takes the romantic, classic & chic feel away from the dress & overall look. Kerry executed the look better, I hope you now understand. You’re welcome, have a nice day x

  16. Miss_Flygerian

    December 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I don’t get why Kerry is winning the poll. I don’t know who Bonang is but she is obviously the winner. Kerry’s hair and rather skeletal neck ruins the look, not to mention that her bust is barely noticeable in the dress.

  17. Onye

    December 3, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    The only person voting for Bonang is either blind or is Bonang herself.

  18. ndidiamaka

    December 3, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Bonang for sure, for the one who said they dont know Bonang, do the do, GOOGLE HER

  19. Leah

    December 3, 2013 at 9:51 pm


  20. BabyDee

    December 3, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    “How She Wore It: 2013 was definitely the highlight of Kerry Washington‘s career and personal life”. Errr, we are still in 2013 so this una grammar no work. It should be “2013 has definitely been……………..


  21. NYstyle

    December 3, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Totally oversize on the other lady, see the top of the dress on her eww .., its perfect fit for Kerry and perfect shoe for the outfit.


    December 4, 2013 at 1:54 am

    The model wins for me too.

  23. NNENNE

    December 4, 2013 at 2:44 am

    There’s this lady from Anambra State… 100% Igbo. She could go for Kerry Washington’s twin!

  24. Omo1

    December 4, 2013 at 10:57 am

    NONE O!

  25. tish

    December 5, 2013 at 11:34 am


  26. NOSA

    February 4, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Bonang….Bonang she rocked it,ppl stop being jealous and accept it

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