I’m not sure this bodes well. Dark colour, high-neckline, and a shirt dress. Throw a flash of red in there and she could have worn it when she was engaged to Buddy (check out the Veep Style tag for proof).
Flat shoes are usually a sign that she’s more at ease – but they may not be part of the costume, just more comfortable to wear behind the scenes. She also has a more open neckline and I think a slightly shorter skirt than at she did at the end of season 5/beginning of season 6 – a sign perhaps that she’s slightly more comfortable and doesn’t feel the need to aggressively cover up (that is, protect herself) in the same way.
I note that even the polka dots of the dress are blue, which is usually DAN’s colour.
It’s a very neat illustration of how different Selina’s colour palette is from Amy’s – it’s heavily dominated by red and black, with yellows, oranges, grey and royal blue making up the rest of it.
Note that even in season 6, when Selina is visibly depressed, her clothing continues to be vibrant and colourful. Some things never change, and Selina wanting to be the centre of attention is one of them.
Whereas the use of colour in Amy’s wardrobe seems to be directly linked to her level of confidence – when she’s riding high and sure of herself we see her in a range of blues and greens and pinks and purples, with the occasional black (which is to be expected – EVERYONE wears black sometimes) – but when she isn’t, when she is withdrawing into herself (for whatever reason), we start to see a lot more black, navy blue, grays and browns.
One way in which they are similar is that they don’t tend to wear patterns very often – there’s only printed dress on that rail, and it’s the dress Selina wore for her interview with Dan, her first attempt to put herself out there after losing the election, and one it’s safe to say she had mixed feelings about. Compare it to Amy wearing patterned blouses and dresses at moments of emotional turmoil (albeit, turmoil that is often repressed, at some cost to Amy’s emotional well-being).
It’s a small thing I noticed, but look at the picture behind Amy when she does the interview with Catherine:
That’s a large print of Le Baiser de l’Hotel de Ville:
It’s an interesting choice of decoration for Amy – it’s one of the most overly ‘romantic’ images of the twentieth century, and she’s using it to decorate her home. (Though, given the stack of frames at the side of the shot, it’s almost surprising it’s actually on the wall).
I’m not knocking her taste by the way – there’s a reason it’s an iconic shot – but it’s an interesting choice. Amy’s trying to control her image all the way through this interview, and still manages to blatantly give away the nature of her feelings for Dan, though she doesn’t realise it herself.
She’s almost giddy in the next episode when she’s talking about Buddy, so I think it’s fair to say that, as unexpected as it might seem, Amy Brookheimer is a bit of a (deeply) closeted romantic.