ELLE has a tendency to do multi-cover issues featuring a handful of women extremely well. The magazine’s annual Women In TV Issue has just dropped for February 2017, starring four cast members from HBO’s Big Little Lies. Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz, Shailene Woodley and Nicole Kidman each hold their own on solo covers shot by photographer Alexi Lubomirsrki.
Our forum members didn’t waste time choosing their favorites. “Reese and Nicole might just be my favorite because we rarely see them in this relaxed but sultry light. US ELLE does actresses justice again,” dodencebt pointed out straight away.
“Nicole’s got the best one, IMO. It’s that effortless vibe with the top paired with denim. Also, she looks great. I’m actually rather fond of Shailene because she’s a tremendous actress, but she’s very tricky to photograph. Styling should be kept simple with her, in this case it’s too overbearing,” wrote Benn98.
RanThe was quick to notice Shailene’s cover too, adding, “Zoe and Shailene have the best covers. Shailene is always hit or miss with her covers. Her last ELLE cover was so horrid, they redeemed themselves with this one!”
“Well the HBO press team did well. The entire cast of Big Little Lies? I love Reese’s cover, I just wish she wasn’t biting her thumb and it was a clearer sultry head shot,” honeycombchild shared.
Handbag Queen felt the same way, expressing, “Sorry, but I’m suffering from a case of Reese Witherspoon burnout after all of the covers she’s been on lately. Also, she doesn’t look at all sexy with her fingers in her mouth – looks like she’s trying to get something out that was stuck in her teeth!”
But not everyone was willing to approve. “All four covers are beyond dull,” disapproved mepps, who went on to say, “If I had to choose the best one, I’d go with Zoe’s, but I’m not feeling the blonde hair at all. Nicole Kidman looks terrible on her cover – like she was just beat up.”
Which cover do you think outshines the rest — if any? Share your opinion with us here.