Style Showdown: Gwyneth Paltrow vs. The World

If you still haven’t decided which team you’re on in the Gwyneth Paltrow as “Most Beautiful Woman” or “Most Hated Celebrity” debate, maybe this style showdown will help you decide. The recent premiere of Iron Man 3 means we’ve been seeing a lot of Gwyneth on the red carpet lately—providing us with ample opportunity to size up her style, and the competition with ample opportunity to steal it. Check out our roundup of some of the actress’ latest appearances and fellow starlets in look-alike looks—and help us decide which title these celebs are making Gwyneth hold tighter to.

Showdown #1: Gwyneth vs. Nicole

Gwyneth Paltrow and Nicole Richie

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Paltrow was spotted heading to an Iron Man 3 press conference in Paris lending her stardust to up-and-coming Italian designer Barbara Casasola by wearing her long-sleeved black jumpsuit. The sheer paneling at the deep V and sleeves sexed up this otherwise buttoned-up piece, as did Paltrow’s gold Louboutin pumps. If Paltrow drew raves for this look, perhaps she owes partial credit to Nicole Richie, who a week earlier wore a very similar Emilio Pucci jumpsuit with even more sheer cut-outs to an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The “fashion star” also paired her jumpsuit with Louboutins, adding a tasseled clutch. Do you prefer Paltrow’s more sophisticated look or are you on board with Richie’s showgirl styling?