Move over NBC, CBS, HBO, and Showtime: Netflix is (and has been for quite some time) officially the place to turn to for addictive dramas that will have you hooked and feed your binge-watching addiction just like that. And I’m not just talking the seductively dirty Kevin Spacey political drama House of Cards, because there’s another Netflix series with an equally obsessive (and equally deserved) fan following, Orange Is the New Black.
If you’re a fan of the hit show and have been waiting for months to get your hands on the first taste of season two, I have some good news: You’ll have it come June 6. But I have some even better news, too. When it comes to the stars of the show, the OITNB ladies — including Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Uza Aduba, and Laverne Cox — have gotten impossibly more stylish off screen since the end of season one, which they proved yesterday at the season two premiere in New York City.
And though there were a few hints of color here and there (and even an on-the-nose orange jumpsuit, thanks to actress Vicky Jeudy), the ladies confirmed one of the most oft contested style truths in existence — that black will always be the new black.
Schilling kicked off the premiere red (or black, rather) carpet in a stunning midi-length sheath dress from Monique Lhuillier, whose curve-hugging fit and bell sleeves were only outshone by the graphic and edgy skull print that covered the entire look. Finishing off the modern-chic ensemble with metallic silver pumps, a stick-straight lob, and a pastel pink pout, the actress was able to fuse both her daring and darling sides in just one outfit.
Prepon went dark but classic in a sweetheart-neckline dress, which featured subtly sexy lace sleeves and a perfectly tailored fit. Styling the ensemble simply with raven waves, basic black pumps, and a red lip, the actress nailed a vampy-glam look with ease.
Aduba, who plays Crazy Eyes in the Netflix prison series, looked insanely amazing in her minimalist cropped shell and matching voluminous skirt, which she paired with double-strap heels and a pink pout like Schilling’s.
Like always, Cox brought the sexy in her detailed-leather and structured-shoulder mini dress, whose bustier bodice and short hemline were both chic and seductive. Throwing on a bold, leather clutch and oversized cuffs on each wrist, the actress was a full-blown vixen in her all-black ensemble.
Actress Natasha Lyonne went the fashion-risk route, which totally paid off thanks to her sequined, flared-skirt dress. Leaving her hair simple and makeup barely there, the ensemble’s embellished, voluminous shoulders and sheer sleeves got every bit of the attention it deserved.
I can only guess what hilarity and drama will ensue in the second season of OITNB (until we find out in a few weeks, of course), but at least I know the stars' style is going nowhere — but up, that is.