14 August 2012 by

Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale's Fashion Fight For Total Recall: Who Gets Your Vote?

by Stephanie Soh

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As Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel embark on a tour to promote their new film - a remake of '90s action movie Total Recall - we can’t help but compare the two. The beautiful brunettes have been keen to impress in the style stakes with both Kate, 39, and Jessica, 30, chosing a series of gorgeous outfits to flash. But Kate is opting for grown-up elegance compared to riskier offerings from Jess. So who really wins in this Total Fash-Off? They may come to fisticuffs in the film (see trailer below), but in the real world the fight’s on the red carpet…

1. Comic Con 2011

Kate and Jessica make their first appearance together at Comic Con last year. There’s already a marked difference between their styles: Kate goes for a black matching Tibi top and knitted skirt, completing the sophisticated look with a pair of Brian Atwood pumps. Jessica’s chosen a fun Christian Cota ensemble, with pink confetti shorts and a shiny metallic top. That’s not the last we’ll see of her super flat midriff either…

2. MTV Movie Awards

The style onslaught continued at the MTV Movie Awards in June. There seems to be a bit of a theme going on here: long-sleeved, thigh-high dresses in pale colours. Kate wore a Christian Dior turtle-neck outfit with aubergine Ferragamo heels, whilst Jessica went for a clean white Chanel dress with matching white and mint green sandals.

The two looked great together as they presented the award for Best Cast, and we suspect that they may have put their fashion heads together and collaborated their looks for this appearance too...

3. LA Premiere

The two A-Listers couldn’t look any more different here, appearing at the premiere for Total Recall in LA. Kate embodies the venomous femme fatale, wearing a reptilian form-fitting dress by Armani Privé.

Meanwhile, Jess looks pretty in pink with a prom-style Raf Simons for Christian Dior dress, accessorised with some statement jewellery. Slinky and snake-like vs. 1950s sweetheart – which glamorous look worked better on the red black carpet?

4. Berlin Photocall

Are they playing mother-daughter for a photocall in Berlin? Kate channels society housewife with a Zac Posen pencil dress and perfect hair, whilst Jessica could be her punky teenage daughter, sporting a bouffant up-do and a Christian Cota midriff-baring ensemble. There’s even a hint of familial resemblance in the matching turquoise shoes – Kate in suede Louboutins and Jessica wearing Bryan Atwood sandals.

5. Berlin Premiere

Both women pulled out all the stops for the Berlin premiere of Total Recall. They’ve gone monochrome here – Kate in a nude and ivory Naeem Khan gown and Jessica in a black Eli Saab halter dress. 

Both gowns had the wow-factor but who looked better – Kate as a demure Hollywood starlet, or Jessica as a glamorous A-List siren?

6. Cancun Photocall

And there's more! For a stop in Mexico, Jessica cracked out a pair of edgy trousers by Giambattista Valli while Kate looked sleek-and-chic in a J. Mendel dress topped off with K-Middy-tastic Nicholas Kirkwood heels.


7. Studio Shots

Didn't we tell you Ms Biel's toned stomach would be back? And here it is peeping from under a loose-fitting blue top teamed with a pair of red trousers we'd more likely seen on K-Stew.

It's a dramatic contrast to Lady Becks who swathed her curves in a shimmering metallic cocktail dress and let her hair fall in loose waves.

8. LA Photocall

At the Four Seasons Hotel in California last month, Jessica went girlie in an Oscar de la Renta frock covered in gold sequins and with an embroidered lace skirt in contrast to Kate who verged on the edge of frumpy in a beige high-necked Dior number, major bouffant and red satin heels. Our vote goes to Jess on this one.

9. Comic Con 2012

And finally, we're giving big love to the Biel for adding a splash of colour to her all-white Thierry Mugler look with a neon-hued shoe. As for Kate, she looked funkier than usual in a Rag & Bone ‘Silver’ tuxedo jacket, Rag & Bone leather pants, Christian Louboutin ankle boots and a Tom Binns necklace. HOT.

But now it's time to bring in the verdict, folks! Are you team Biel or Becks? Let us know below...


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