In or Out: Diane Kruger in Vionnet

Posted on June 29, 2011

We want Diane Kruger’s life. She’s internationally famous, landed a cute boyfriend, gets to jet all over the word and attend parties and events dressed to the nines, and she only seems to do any work every 18 months or so. Face it, girl landed herself one sweet gig.

Diane Kruger attends the Jaeger-Lecoultre Reverso 80th Anniversary in Paris in a dress.

Vionett Fall 2011 Collection/Model: Gertrud Hegelund (IMG)

Despite looking like one of those cheap vinyl “lace” tablecloths, we find ourselves liking this more than we probably should. It’s got a great shape to it and that shape looks great on her. We like the color as well. We also salute her for lining it in a matching blue. We’re only so-so on the length, though. And that clutch seems like a really odd choice. But we have a feeling no matter how we break it down, there’s only going to be one point of discussion among the female bitter kittens: sheer hose. It’s back, at least on runways, red carpets and editorials. Oh, we know it never really went away, but young women abandoned them in droves over a decade ago (blame Carrie Bradshaw), and it’s been a long, slow road back for the once-perennial. Personally, we kind of dig them, although we understand if some ladies think they’re aging. This is supposed to be an “IN or OUT”, but we have a feeling we just turned it into a discussion on sheer hosiery.

VOTE NOW!

IN! She looks chic and soignée, darlings! And nothing beats a great pair of L’Eggs!

 

OUT! She looks dowdy and that lace looks cheap! Leave the sheer stockings for your grandma!

Yesterday’s Minion Opinions were as follows:

Jennifer Aniston’s girly, yet funereal dress got an IN, despite some arguing.

Julia Roberts’ small town realtor getup got a howling, and well-deserved OUT.

[Photo Credit: dianekrugerfan.com, style.com]

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  • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

    I LOVE that sheer black hose are making a comeback! IN! Plus, there’s no better accessory than Pacey Witter.

  • Anonymous

    I actually really love this. Her top portion is a bit large on her, but I like that she took out the sheer of that and left the skirt to be the focus. IN. 

  • http://twitter.com/AnnaPBrittain APB

    Sheer hose AND open-toed shoes??! Clutching my pearls in HORROR.

    • Anonymous

      Well put.  Me too!

    • Anonymous

      Back in the Golden Days of Pantyhose, when they first came out with the sheer toed ones, they were called (believe it or not) Sandal  Foot.

      • Anonymous

        Yup! I remember that! Thanks for making me feel ancient, SS. lmao

        I caught my mother recently telling someone that she NEVER wore hose with open-toed shoes back in the day. I went up in the closet and quickly produced photographic evidence to the contrary. She was pissed!  HAHAHA

        • Anonymous

          Lulu, that’s a terrible a thing to do to your mother. Also, it’s hilarious.

          Yeah, I remember sandalfoot. It sounds a bit like a disease.

          • Anonymous

            I know, but I can’t help it. As a kid, I was constantly getting pinched under the table for saying things in front of people.

          • Anonymous

            Ah yes, sandalfoot (sandalfeet?) hose.  Was even worse when a toe would poke through, causing a run in your supposed invisible sandalfeet!

          • oohsparkley!

            Oh, the pinch!  I got it too.

      • Anonymous

        Stacy and Clinton still say pantyhose with open toes are appropriate, as long as they are, yes, sandalfoot. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

    In. She’s rocking it, even though I like a few details better on the model.

  • Diana Martinez

    Personally, I HAVE to wear hose, otherwise my heels/flats/pumps are uncomfortable.  Sandals, fine, I can go bare-legged, but otherwise? I’m in hose, and it’s never bothered me. 

    As for Diane’s dress?  I’d give it an IN if the black thing she had under it went all the way down the dress.  It bothers me that it stops, for some reason.  So I say OUT, but just barely.

  • http://twitter.com/voice_is_shut Jeffrey Nash

    I think she looks fabulous – although it was altered from its original runway form, she still managed to avoid dowdiness by not covering up her legs.  Love the deep blue / black combination and the hose.  This is a difficult look to pull off (so many ornamental elements – cutout shine lace, case in point), but I think she deserves an IN.

  • Joyce VG

    IN.  Ack.  Hate the shoes though.

  • Meghan Winch

    I love it. And I don’t usually love her. But this gets a big fat IN from me.

    Well, except: sheer hose. I don’t mind it as a rule, but I can’t stand it (or any hose, really) with sandals/peep toes/anything with toes out, basically. So that’s unfortunate for me, but the hair, makeup (so fresh!), dress and shoes all make it a super IN.

  • http://twitter.com/A_SmallFry AC

    I don’t mind the hose. However I think the length of the dress is wrong and the top looks like its too big for her. OUT for an ill fitting dress. (The color is great though.)

  • Anonymous

    Nude hose make no sense. (And certainly aren’t coming back in anytime soon as a regular purchase for daily wear in this economy.) But I don’t think color but sheer hose ever went out (black is always in). On the dress? OUT. Cheap looking material.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I so want that dress!  Gorgeous, perfect, IN!  Shoes without hose feel awful to me so I don’t like that trend at all.  The stars always look uncomfortable with their feet smooshed in high heels with no hose.  If that ages me, I vote for comfort and to me, hose are comfortable and long dresses just mean you can wear knee highs :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    I love that sheer hose are coming back, though I prefer them in nude.  I know some people don’t like them, but those people are not very VERY fair skinned women with a tendency to bump into things!  For my legs to look good bare I would have to never leave my bed for at least a week to prevent all the little bruises I end up with, and I’d have to use spray tan because my legs reject sunlight… This is a headache.  Even then, since my skin is WHITE and my hair is black there is no way of hiding all the follicles — even waxed my legs still look like they may have stubble.

    Hose hides ALL of these flaws!  I’ve missed them…

    As for the look, IN, though I’m not a huge fan of the hose in this case and I find the dress confusing… Is it bare under the lace or is it lined in nude?  Because I’m getting nude on her skirt but she has hose on, so if it’s her skin… how?  And if it’s a nude liner then why change the top…?  But she looks good as long as you don’t ponder the dress over much.

    • Anonymous

      I’m in the same boat. Bring back the hose, I say!

      • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

        Hear hear!

    • Anonymous

      I fell ya, Shannon. I’m whiter than the Queen. My legs reject not only sunlight, but spray tan as well. As George Carlin said, I just try to neutralize the blue. I don’t wear hose anymore because my life doesn’t require it, but if I were still working, I’d wear them everyday. It was either nude hose, black sheer hose, or black tights.

      • Anonymous

        The whiter than white legs are why I chose to go to pants in the last few years of my working life (recently retired YOUNG).  Just couldn’t do bare legs with professional dresses.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        Mine will take spray tan (the make-up stuff) but not self-tanner!  You know what you need for self-tanners to work?  Melanin in your skin to react to the lotion — I don’t have any!

        • Anonymous

          Oh, I thought spray tan and self-tanners were the same thing. Either way, I always wondered if it was the lack of melanin in my legs that prevented self-tanning lotion from working, but that just seemed crazy. Now I know I was right.

        • Anonymous

          Oh, I thought spray tan and self-tanners were the same thing. Either way, I always wondered if it was the lack of melanin in my legs that prevented self-tanning lotion from working, but that just seemed crazy. Now I know I was right.

          • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

            Well, I have no clinical proof that it is true, but since self-tanners cause a darkening reaction in melanin chemically, it’s the only explanation I can think of!

    • Laura Valentine

      For serious. I never stopped wearing them (I’m 33) because I *like* them and they’re comfortable and you don’t get weird color puddles around your knees and ankles and because my skin is the color of fishbellies and shows EVERYTHING. 

    • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

      You are describing my legs. If I wear a sundress in the summer with sandals, I don’t care, but “going out” I need some cover-up.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

      I have the opposite problem. My legs tan 60 seconds after I walk outside, which means I get sock tan lines at my ankles when wearing sneakers. Wearing hose covers that up.

    • Anonymous

      I totally get your point and I don’t completely disagree, BUT don’t wear hose with open toe shoes. Webbed toes…not a good look. IMHO anyway. Just giving my unasked for 2 cents. No offense intended.   :)   

      BTW I’m pasty white myself and every little bump or bruise shows up on my legs like crazy. For that reason alone I kinda’ wish the sheer, nude hose would make a come back.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        I’m totally with you on that!  If you must wear an open toe, buy a peep-toe and some of the “sandal” hose, which are cut out at the toe with just a little bit like a flip-flop between the big toe and the index toe.  (And yes, I know it’s not an index toe but what else do you call it?)  Why they are called “sandal” is beyond me since you still look stupid wearing them with sandal, but they’re fine with a peep toe.

        In fact, I wear them a lot because I have wide feet and I don’t like my toes scrunched:)

  • Lauen newman

    In. She rocks it. 

  • Anonymous

    Have you done a review of that collection?  http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/F2010RTW-VIONNET

  • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

    And why do you guys dislike this length so much, TLo?  I’ve seen you criticize it many times, and I don’t get it. 

    I think it’s a great length, primarily because I have short legs that tend to go dumpy in a full length dress.  The below the knee or mid calf gives me the same feel as a longer dress but without so much stubbiness.

    • Anonymous

      That skirt length is what my grandmother calls a “proper church length” skirt. ALL the old ladies in her church rock that length and sit there with their legs crossed at the ankles, with their sensible heels. It’s a look for the over-60 set.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        I wear that length all the time and I’m only 28!  Though come to think of it, I do usually wear them for work or church or family events where I go ultra-conservative….  You may be onto something there :)

  • Anonymous

    Nothing beats a great pair of L’eggs! In.
    Though I wish the bodice lining only went to a little above the bra, leaving the lace only on the shoulders.

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress except for the thigh windows and the length.  Thighs are not the window to the soul, trust me.  But the dress is lovely, the color is nice.   Bring the length up to where it’s hitting on the model and we’re getting somewhere.

    But I loathe, loathe, loathe those dark hose.  I loathe any hose.  They are a torture device, just like bras and spanx and all those other things that men thing make a girl so fetching but are so uncomfortable.  Women have to endure some horrible discomforts to be “presentable”. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      I don’t know, I could see thighs being the window to the soul.  For instance, my thighs say “I love chocolate cheesecake” and my soul says the same :)

      I like stockings with a garter belt rather than full hose, because I find them more comfortable.  And I love bras!  Believe me, if you’ve ever tried to catch a running kid while braless and lactating, bras are not only NOT a torture device, but your very best friend!

      • Anonymous

        LOL!  You might be right about the thighs.  Mine say, “I’m addicted to chocolate!” and my soul is no different.

        I agree that stockings with a garter belt are more comfortable than pantyhose, but I really, really don’t like feeling confined and sweaty, which is just how hose in general make me feel.  My disdain for bras began at 10 when I suddenly developed huge breasts that only got bigger with age. 

        When you have huge breasts there is no bra that is comfortable.  All of them have straps that dig into your shoulders and make permanent dents.  Those with underwires manage to drill deeply into the breast flesh and there’s no way to adjust them for comfort.  And with large cup sizes come a discouraging row of extra binding around the rib cage with an unfortunate number of hooks.  A bra becomes a straight jacket for the breasts.  Yet going without one is unseemly (and can frighten young children.)

        I think I might just have underwear claustrophobia.  That would explain so much of my life…

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          See, I have DDD and I LOVE my bras.  It’s just so much more comfortable that making my muscles carry them alone! 

          Have you ever been fitted?  Because sometimes that makes a big difference.  Also, if you look at a plus-size retailer, theirs are usually better made. 

          I will also say that I have found my shoes very important — Vibrams FiveFingers have TOTALLY eliminated my back strain.  Apparently the tiny couple degrees of incline from the heels in my sneakers was enough to put more strain on my upper back and shoulders; I got the Vibrams for running in and now they’re the only thing I wear whenever possible because they make my back feel so much better!

  • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

    She looks gorgeous, but it’s lace. Shiny… blue…. LACE. With a skirt under a skirt. Out. 

  • Anonymous

    good god, out. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

    Out!  I grew up pentecostal and it took me YEARS to get over my insecurity about bare legs!  

    Out to anything with nylons that doesn’t include a garter belt and a seam up the back!

  • Anonymous

    I think she looks great, and I love the clutch.  IN!

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    Love. Love the hose, love the dress, love the length.  Hair’s a little dull, though

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress well enough, but I like the runway version better. I think a nude lining would have been a lot better. The cutouts on the skirt wouldn’t look so odd if the bodice was like the original. Still, I’ll give her an In. That blue is lovely on her, and she is wearing a midcalf dress without looking dowdy.

    As for the hosiery… hmmm not sure how I feel about it. I wore pantyhose back in the day, just because everyone did and it was work appropriate. I might wear it again, not sure.

  • Judy_J

    IN…I love it.  And I for one am glad for the return of sheer hosiery.  They make so-so legs look good, and great legs look even better.  And they’re sexy as hell when worn with a garter belt.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. I feel it is shapeless and whatever she did to the top to make it more demure, it ruined it.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares about hose, I’d rather talk about how cute JJ is.

    But I do like the dress and the color.

  • Anonymous

    IN. It’s a pretty dress, though it doesn’t make me love it.

    (Past 30, hosiery is your friend. For most of us, past 45 or 50, it makes it legal to show your legs in public, even if you can’t afford cosmetic procedures for your veins & capillaries. Scoff my children, scoff. You too will come to this.)

    • http://twitter.com/nicole_sauvage Nicole Sauvage

      formerlyAnon, you are my people!  Living in the South, I don’t love hose (not at all warm in winter, hideously hot in summer), but they are like Photoshop for your legs and thus I embrace them if I want to look really polished.  And if I’m wearing closed-toe shoes–hose + sandals is a no-no.

      I think the dress looked better in its original incarnation–gotta give this one an OUT.

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        I go for a peep-toe and those really absurd stockings with the flip-flop bit at the toes so my toes are still bare and the seams are under the upper.

  • http://twitter.com/BobbiNJ Bobbi

    Glad to see hose coming back! I never got rid of them. I know I am old-fashioned, but, unless it is a casual outfit, I don’t think  an outfit looks finished without them. It also does no favor to your feet or your shoes to wear them with no hose!

  • Anonymous

    In!

  • bookish

    IN! I don’t love the dress, but I love it on her. That dark blue is so pretty with her hair color.

    And my main problem with sheer hose is how freaking expensive it gets to wear them regularly. I don’t know what my problem is exactly, but I can never get more than two uses out of them before they get a run. And if you buy the super cheap brands at the grocery store your legs look like shit. My feet love them, though; I tend to get blisters when I wear shoes with no stockings, and hose solves the problem every time.

  • Lauren Bradshaw

    Is there a half-ass, half-way not in, not out option?  I choose that.

  • Sara__B

    Add me to the list of those who are happy to see sheer hose making a comeback. But hose with sandals or open-toed shoes will always be OUT to me.

  • Anonymous

    Love the color.  Hate the shoes.  It’s a tepid “IN.”

  • Anonymous

    In.  

    I wouldn’t have noticed the hose unless you’d mentioned them (some eye for detail, I know), but I think they keep the unlined skirt from looking cheap.

  • Anonymous

    Ix-nay on the shoes.  The dress has a dust ruffle.  OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t mind sheer hose at all, but not with this dress. For me, it’s an In but the shoes/hose killed it.

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    The color’s nice, but does that length really flatter anyone?  And the sheer bodice was more interesting.

  • Anonymous

    I really like the dress on the runway. On her it’s all okay. In. 

  • http://twitter.com/solnutela Sol Márquez Thomas

    sorry, she stole my man, can’t love the way she looks even when she looks good.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MMD4EQDQBQK6CCC3KGYUI62JEM Kathleen Van Dyk

    IN, I love the dress.  Sheer stockings, fine, but I can’t condone sheer stockings and open toes, I just can’t.  There’s something vulgar about seeing the seam on the toe.  Also that clutch is causing cognitive dissonance.

  • Anonymous

    In. I like the hose. Also like the way the lace looks w the lining. I just wish the skirt were lined too.

  • Anonymous

    Like it! Especially the skirt. I wish she’d taken in the upper part a bit, so that the neckline had a straight line. 

    As for the hose, I don’t think any other leg would have looked good with this look. In fact, the see-through parts of the dress would have made the look quite tacky against a “nude” leg.  

  • Anonymous

    Oh my! I love it. IN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

    As a pasty white chick I love that hose are back.  My legs need them.

    For her particular dress I love the color but I would like it with the bottom lined as well as the top and a few inches shorter.  YMMV

  • MilaXX

    OUT!
    I don’t mind sheer hose making a comeback. I only go barelegged in the summer months.  If I’m going to a formal event  wear hosiery. I don’t however like what she has done to the dress. The hose look silly with open toe shoes, she needs a pump or at the very least a slingback. I like that she lined the top, but I wish she had also lined the bottom. I’m all for a pop of color, but that bag has nothing to do with that dress whatsoever. The only things I like are the shape and the color.

  • Anonymous

    I call in just on this side of OUT, because I hate sheer anything over granny panties.  I don’t mind the hosiery at all, I just don’t like it with open toed shoes.

  • Anonymous

    My god she’s fabulous. love the hose but not with the open toed shoes. 

    Also, is it chilly in Paris? the whole outfit looks more like a fall ensemble, non?

  • Anonymous

    IN! Love the color on her. Yes, I do want her life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374511853 Sara Yungwirth

    In
    I think she’s working it.

  • aimee_parrott

    I think she’s IN.  I don’t mind the hose, although I do think that the shoes are not right for the hose, at least not on her.  They make her feet look really wide, and so it’s not all that flattering from the ankles down.  Classic black pumps would have been a better choice, I think.  Still, she looks great and I love the color!

  • Anonymous

    She’s gorgeous. Beautiful color on her. They look good together. I just don’t love this dress. I can’t wait until lace is over.

  • Anonymous

    In.  So very in.  And not just because of Pacey.

    I usually hate sheer hose.  However, I understand why she did it.  That skirt is sheer and she probably didn’t want sexy to become trashy. 

  • Anonymous

    In.  So very in.  And not just because of Pacey.

    I usually hate sheer hose.  However, I understand why she did it.  That skirt is sheer and she probably didn’t want sexy to become trashy. 

  • Anonymous

    In.  So very in.  And not just because of Pacey.

    I usually hate sheer hose.  However, I understand why she did it.  That skirt is sheer and she probably didn’t want sexy to become trashy. 

  • Anonymous

    In.  So very in.  And not just because of Pacey.

    I usually hate sheer hose.  However, I understand why she did it.  That skirt is sheer and she probably didn’t want sexy to become trashy. 

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress on her, but the length is awful. If anything here is aging, it’s that. The color is fantastic on her.
     
    I like sheer hose. Always have. I was a young lady (ahem!) in the 80s and we all wore them.
    Sheer hose is like makeup for your legs. It hides a lot of flaws and evens out the skintone. It’s a much more polished look than bare legs, IMO. 

  • Anonymous

    You can’t go wrong with navy — it’s flattering on just about everybody — especially love to see it in Occasion dressing.  (Part of why I don’t mind either the lace fabric or the sheer skirt?)
    Hair, makeup, and accessories easy and lovely.
    My only ‘sniff’ is that her sandals aren’t working (as in ‘functioning’ — feet kind of wonky in the straps).

  • Robert Sanchez

    The hose has got to go, and the length is terrible. The dress color is attractive with her hair and coloring, but overall, I’m not feeling it.

  • lilibetp

    I hate hose with a passion, but I hate opaque hose even more.  So, I guess this is okay.   

  • Mariah J

    This dress is OUT its just to tacky…but sheer hose is IN. Some of us need it boys, you can’t deprive us.

  • Anonymous

    OUT

  • Anonymous

    Out. I am not sure how a semi see-thru skirt can be frumpy but somehow this dress is. I may have liked it better longer or shorter. I do have a feeling the dress looked probably better in person. However never ever wear pantyhose with open toed shoes. This is contributing to the old lady frumpy look.

  • Anonymous

    IN, but I’m not crazy about that length.
    I like the sheer hose! 

  • kim i

    oh, i give her a big ol’ “in,” all around, because 1. she’s lovely, 2. she’s not afraid to push the envelope a little, and 3.  that joshua jackson accessory kicks ass.

  • Alyson Lamble

    Out.  The dress just hangs on her from top to bottom.  It looks much better on the model.

    Don’t even get me started on the hose and shoes.  Those shoes, in particular, are hideous.  And Joshua Jackson needs a haircut.

  • Alyson Lamble

    Out.  The dress just hangs on her from top to bottom.  It looks much better on the model.

    Don’t even get me started on the hose and shoes.  Those shoes, in particular, are hideous.  And Joshua Jackson needs a haircut.

  • http://twitter.com/Unclassical Alexandria N

    OUT. death to shear hose, espcially with open toed shoes, and OUT to granny’s curtains becoming your party dress when you stopped by to borrow some hose. leave this shit for marykateandolsentwinsqueensofgrannylooks

  • http://twitter.com/Unclassical Alexandria N

    OUT. death to shear hose, espcially with open toed shoes, and OUT to granny’s curtains becoming your party dress when you stopped by to borrow some hose. leave this shit for marykateandolsentwinsqueensofgrannylooks

  • Anonymous

    OUT  As for sheer hose with sandals? Noooooooooo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3MKGFQLQXOIUEBZI73BZHTCRNY Adrienne

    In.  I LOVE the way she dresses.

    But Pantyhose are the DEVIL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    Big fat IN.

  • Anonymous

    Love, love love. Pacey. What dress?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve got to say OUT, but just barely. I want to like it, but the sheer legs kill it.

  • Anonymous

    I blame bare legs on Princess Diana, not Carrie Bradshaw. I remember the huge fuss in the press when Diana was seen getting on an airplane and she was bare legged. I threw my hose out right then and there.

  • http://profiles.google.com/insertbrackets Tory Adkisson

    I am on the fence but probably a tentative IN. My qualms are that the top of the dress looks a little slack and that the bare skin of the model’s dress has more intrigue than the blackout. That being said, the blackout works nicely against Kruger’s Aryan features. It’s close.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  She looks great and I don’t mind the hose.  I still wear them on occasion for very formal gatherings.

  • Anonymous

    the one piece of fashion advice my mother gave me that still sticks with me today is NEVER WEAR HOSE WITH SANDALS!!!!!!!!

    still the dress is beautiful – i wish it was to the floor though – mostly because that way it would be covering her open-hose-toe shoes…

    the gold watch is also throwing me off!!! i dont mind the pink clutch, but with that watch it just looks kinda tacky. she should have just stuck with the bracelet.

    hair and makeup are beautiful.

    THIS IS A TOUGHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
    but i have to go with out! 

  • Jillian Kroos

    For the purpose of this look, I like the sheer hose. tights would’ve been too heavy and bare legs would’ve looked weird. 

    HOWEVER, pantyhose are awful- they run, they twist, they’re not enough coverage in winter and too much in summer, they demand a closed toe, and you can never find the right shade. I hope they stay on the runway.

  • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

    I don’t understand hose-hatred.  I love the feel and look, and it’s much more forgiving to my feet if there’s something between them and my shoes.  My only complaint is that they don’t really come in enough colors (“nude” is drastically darker than my pale flesh).

  • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

    The length and the lining, not the sheer stockings make her look like a dowdy grandma. OUT.

  • Emily Giovanni

    Love the dress. I think she looks gorgeous, and definitely in. I also like that the legs portion of the dress is see-through. However, I don’t think she should have worn knee-high hose with a dress that shows her upper legs, and I also don’t think that she should have worn them with open-toed shoes. No hose and/or close-toed shoes would have perfected this look for me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

    Death to pantyhose!

  • http://postsomethingcreative.blogspot.com Nicole

    OUT.  The length is awful, the shoes are yuck and the hose doesn’t belong here.  I’m all for hosiery but NOT with open toed shoes and a calf-length dress.   

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juline-Débaul/100002426617563 Juline Débaul

    She seems alright atop, even if it seems a bit mature for her. It is the bottom half that loses me. Whose idea was that clutch? In spite of that. thus might be an IN, though I am not sure why. I like the earrings with this dress, but the rest of the accessories really miss the mark. I will vote a mere half-IN, just half.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juline-Débaul/100002426617563 Juline Débaul

    She seems alright atop, even if it seems a bit mature for her. It is the bottom half that loses me. Whose idea was that clutch? In spite of that. thus might be an IN, though I am not sure why. I like the earrings with this dress, but the rest of the accessories really miss the mark. I will vote a mere half-IN, just half.

  • Jill Roberts

    You forgot to hate her for being so freakin’ gorgeous.  She gets an in from me for the color and the styling.  But sheer hose, no, no, NO.

  • Anonymous

    The dress is gorgeous. (I’m not embarrassed to admit that I love lace) But it’s a tad too long and it needs a full lining. I like black sheer hose with the right dress and shoes; however, wearing them with open-toed sandals is a huge no-no in my book.

    As much as I love the dress and don’t like the hose/open-toed sandals, it’s the lack of lining that makes it an OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/LaurenSchneider Lauren Schneider

    IN because of the fabulous dress, hair and make-up.

    Hate the sheer hose.  No thank you.

  • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

    Completely in.  But – I think the whole dress should have been lined, not just the top.  And I love the clutch.

  • http://twitter.com/DaggerMitten Lauren Nastachowski

    I agree with Demo Diva! Every bit of it! 

  • aussiegal77

    Mmmmm not sure.  I like the dress and how she worked with the look to suit her style and I love her hair and make-up but her stockings are annoying me.  And the length of the dress annoys me.  Overall…..I think….IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Despite the dresses shortcomings, she looks great. The accessory immediately to her left doesn’t hurt either.

    I don’t mind sheer hose, they can be very flattering to the legs, but what’s the official TLo take on hose with sandals? They push my last button but seem to be quite common just lately.

  • Anonymous

    OUT, sadly.

  • Anonymous

    I N

    They look great on her, and in general, can really elevate a look.

  • Anonymous

    Hose are fine, the see-through to granny pants aren’t.  Marginal in.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  I love the dress.  I don’t care if hose make a come-back, because I don’t have to wear them, and I don’t mind if someone wants to wear them.  But there are times when you don’t wear them.  And with sandals is one of those times.  It just reminds me of old ladies.  That’s my only issue here: either the shoes and no hose, or the hose and different shoes.

  • Anonymous

    Call me an oldhead, but I love that hose are back in fashion and love the length of this dress. I was instantly attracted to this look and I suppose it’s because she’s wearing hose.

  • Anonymous

    Personally, I think of hose as “makeup for the legs” (I read that somewhere, it’s not original) and, as “a woman of a certain age”, hardly ever wear a dress without them. However–and this is a BIG however–no hose with open-toed shoes.  Diane has broken the unbreakable rule, I think.

    That (and the too-long length of the dress) aside, she rocks the color and I love the peek-a-boo quality.  IN.

  • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

    Sheer hose are fine provided they are done correctly.

    She’s in as well.

  • Anonymous

    I’m thrilled that hoisery is coming back, if indeed it is.  Those of us who are paler than pale need all the help we can get, and even self-tanners don’t work on my albino legs.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    I vote IN. I like the hose. And even though she’s wearing open-toed shoes and carrying a questionable purse, she is making it all work. How does she do that? 

  • Aly Light

    IN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

    I for one love sheer hose, but never with open toed shoes.  Bleah.  What I don’t like about this dress is that the top doesn’t seem to fit as well as it does on the model.  It needs to be more fitted around the arms.

  • Anonymous

    Obviously an IN! She looks fabulous. I really adore the dress, and I like the length as well. The lace is a bit cheap looking, I admit, but I can get over that. I don’t really like the purse, though. While I can see a bright purse with this dress, the hot pink is a bit too much. Also, I completely support bringing back sheer hose (though I’ve never stopped wearing them). I’m usually not a fan of hose with open toed shoes, but I don’t actually mind it this time. It really bugs me sometimes, though.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  I don’t mind the sheer stockings.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

    IN

  • Anonymous

    She looks very pretty. I like the sheer hose. IN.

  • Anonymous

    In. Love the color. Including that of the clutch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1550881905 Hildegerd Haugen

    No love from Norway for this look.

  • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

    I really disagree, I think it’s an OUT. I have no problems with the sheer hose because a) it’s black (not nude), b) it’s an evening look and works with the choice of shoes here, and c) it was meant to add some modesty to the sheer all-over lace of the dress.

    Which brings me to why I hate the rest of the look. It’s frumpy! The only element that gave the original version an edge was the fact that everything was see-through! Which was why there’s also the sheer black hose on the model–the small cry of modesty that made the whole thing sexy instead of slutty. But now that Kruger’s almost nearly covered it all up with a black bodysuit/whatever-undergarmet-layer, the blue lace detail is lost. Now it’s just a boring, high neckline, too-loose fitted, tea-length, ruffle-hemmed grandma dress. Yawn.

  • Anonymous

    I like this dress, do not like the purse and didn’t even pay attention to the legs until TLo instructed me to, which made me scream out loud, to the shock of my colleagues:

    NO HOSE WITH OPEN TOE SHOES, EVER!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2066192 Melissa Mellon

    TLo – love, love, love you guys, but you’ve got a bit of a grammar problem here. Your sentence beginning “Despite looking like one of those cheap vinyl ‘lace’ tablecloths,” contains a misplaced modifier. After this dependent clause, you name the subject – “we.” This placement indicates that Tom and Lorenzo are the ones looking like tablecloths. 

    • Anonymous

      If you sincerely wish to help T and Lo write a more gramatically correct blog, you should contact them privately with your proof reading suggestions. The “contact” button is at the upper right just under the banner.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2066192 Melissa Mellon

        Good point! I was in a hurry and failed to consider whether or not the comments section was the appropriate place for this feedback.  

    • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

      Eh, I don’t know if you really want to correct their grammar when you’re incorrectly using an en-dash instead of an em-dash here.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2066192 Melissa Mellon

        I’m not sure that all grammatical mistakes are necessarily equal (for example, misplaced modifiers seem less offensive than non-agreement in number between subject and verb). If I harmed my credibility by neglecting an em-dash, I apologize.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KHOBVO4DF5BCCIBGXDAH7VYMU Kris

    out.  

  • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

    In! But I hate hose. They are a necessity in winter when it’s cold out, though.  

  • Vaniljekjeks

    In!  I love the black/dark blue combo.

  • Anonymous

    The dress is too long on Diane, and that with the dark hose makes her look dreary.  That couple extra inches off the length of the skirt makes quite a difference on the model’s overall look.  Plus, the model has more lightness up top which keeps the overall look from not being heavy/dark/dreary.

    Still, Diane is IN….she looks lovely in the closer pics where I see dress pattern and no hem.  Also, it’s a beautiful color.

  • Alyssa Stanfield

    Dark house…blech. But the hot pink clutch makes it an IN!

  • Anonymous

    I actually don’t mind the hose. I think it pairs nicely with the dress. My big point of contention is the length, which isn’t exactly flattering. Still, overall she looks pretty good, so IN.

  • Anonymous

    Like the dress. Don’t mind the sheer hosiery. In fact, its flattering.

  • Anonymous

    BTW, I have no idea who this chick is

  • Elaine Lang

    My prom dress was made of that odd shiny lace over taffeta…it was the scourge of the late 80s.    I’m concerned to see it making a comeback, although I will say that the midnight blue is nicer than the intense teal of my prom dress.  I give a pass to the hose OR the shoes but not both together because I SAY SO.

    Still, I give her a maginal in.    But, she’d better look sharp!

  • Anonymous

    No fan of pantyhose per se, but i am a fan of thigh highs/stayups whether hose or tights..i live in a northern climate with some form of winter like weather at least 8 months of the year and when the legs finally do emerge from hibernation they are pasty white….bare legs are just not an option here most of the time…..

  • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

    I like the hot pink clutch, but I don’t like the blue lining. The dress popped more with a nude lining and made the bodice more interesting. Now it just looks like the top is too big for her. Also, I hate tights or panty hose with strappy open toed shoes. Yuck. I say out.

    On second glance, the top is just too big for her, unlike the flattering fit on the model. Definitely out.

  • http://twitter.com/a_liking Ali King

    Hm. As a TRULY “young woman” (at 20), I’ve never really experienced the hose trend…. but I kinda like ‘em!
    Diane definitely gets an IN.

  • Anonymous

    I say IN! The Pacey accessory doesn’t hurt either. I say YEA to sheer hosiery as well.

  • oohsparkley!

    IN!  And I’ll be happy if sheer hose really make the comeback.  My legs need the camoflage. (dang -where’s my Word spellcheck?)

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    once they ditched their purposeful packaging, everything beat a great pair of l’eggs.
    {i know, the environment & all. still, it was heartbreaking in a plastic egg sort of way.}

    otoh, i didnt even notice the sheer stockings. it’s probably cos i remember being forced to wear them.
    i did notice that she pretty much destroyed the resonance of the dress by stuffing a half slip under it & pulling that half slip above her shoulders so it ended just beneath her crotch. for heavens sake, if yr gonna destroy something’s presence {the top makes the dress, but only on the runway} do it in such a way as to not glamorize yr own legs in the process. feh.

  • Anonymous

    Total fan of sheer black hose! And I like the dress too so…IN!!

  • http://twitter.com/Stevesotherhalf Svanhild Salmons

    I really don’t like the modified version of the dress, but she still gets an IN for her accessorizing, because Joshua Jackson goes with everything.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Dress looks cheap and I don’t like that the sheer part of said dress begins at the upper thigh. It’s distracting to me and I’m not a fan of lace. The hose WITH open toe shoes are a big no-no in my book. Put it all together and it’s frumpy and dated. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CGY36NG25QFIZQOLMH7SQTKLU andrew

    Yeah, hose!  Yeah, midnight blue lace dress!  Nice, actually.  IN

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    In.  That’s a fabulous dress, even sheer.

  • Kimberly Piper

    She can keep her life if I can just have her hair.  So shiny!

    Anyway, love her.  Love the dress.  Love her in the dress.  IN.

  • Lisa

    Hmmm… not crazy about the fit on her.  I love the dress on the model though.  

    As for the sheer hose issue, I just really hate hose.  I just really do – they’re so uncomfortable!  But my legs don’t look good enough without them, so – what can I do but give in?

  • Anonymous

    I can’t decide!  First I thought in until I saw the see-through skirt and so I decided out.  However, I love the color and the cut so I’m sitting on the fence.                                                                                                

  • Anonymous

    out

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R6IMLDKVLPPJTRBYRBXK2KXKYU Meg

    OUT for the dress, but IN for sheer hose.  Tights never look right in the summer, but cranked up a/c makes bare legs a chilly prospect.  Bring on the hose!

  • http://diaryofaconsumerpunchingbag.blogspot.com/ Laura Ann Springer

    In..I love the dress and I thinks she wore it well.

  • Alyson Lamble

    Here’s my biggest problem with the hose, upon further review.  It’s not that they’re paired with open-toed shoes, although that is a major no-no; it’s that they make her legs a very unflattering shade of grayish-purple.  Gross.

  • Anonymous

    IN,u got admit she got a sense of style.

  • Anonymous

    I’m cool with sheer black hose staging a comeback.
    And there’s all sorts of funky patterns that can be incorporated into sheer tights, as well.

    As for Fraulein Kruger, girl’s a gem!
    Absolutely gorgeous! IN!

  • Grace Ritt

    I’ve been seeing girls in my school wearing sheer hose for the last couple of years, and I think they can be sexy when worn with something shorter. However, I think Diane Kruger is a goddess when it comes to fashion, and she has no rule. IN!

  • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

    I was going to say “in” until I saw that she was wearing OPEN-TOE shoes with HOSE. OMG SO FREAKIN’ OUT just for that. Seriously. SERIOUSLY. I have no issues with hose if it works with the outfit, but NOT WITH OPEN-TOE SHOES unless you’re over 70 and don’t give a flying eff anymore.

  • Anonymous

    The color’s lovely, but it looks like she’s wearing grannie panties under there, which I hate.  The black hose don’t bother me, but those horrible ankle things on the shoes do. Those cut the lines of the bottom of the dress very awkwardly. I prefer the slightly higher length of the dress on the model, but even without shortening it, different shoes wouldn’t make her ankles and feet so cluttered-looking.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sleepneeded Greg Polansky

    In

  • Anonymous

    Personally I would like the dress goes into a full gown length. For me it looks a little bit odd. I don’t particularly like the shoe choice, still In through.

  • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

    IN.

  • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

    IN.

  • Anonymous

    I am almost 50 and the only time I didn’t wear hose was in the summers when I went out dancing wearing a skirt. Every other occasion, I wore them. I don’t understand why they went out of style?? Bare legs with formal gowns looks so awkward to me. Who wants to see your bunions when you are dressed formally???

  • Anonymous

    Oh honey, no. OUT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

    So IN.

  • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

    IN, but she can keep the hose. Better on her than me.

  • Anonymous

    I think something closer to skin color would have been best, as it looks beautiful on the model, while the black lining makes it look unbalanced, like she’s wearing a really short dress and then threw a tunic over it for some mysterious reason. The length is all wrong, and paired with the hose it adds to the old-lady feeling; my grandma uses skirts that exact length, and she’s over 80. I’d say the problem is actually all the fit and she could use two less sizes easy, because the dress gathers at her waist and the armholes are rather big.
    Hair, makeup and jewelry are pretty, but completely incongruent with the dress, and it almost looks like she was made up to wear one dress but was forced to trade it for this one at the very last minute. Sheer hose should die a burning fiery death, but I can admit that it can be made to work on some cases, as the model shows. 

    But there is one thing that absolutely tips the scale: open sandals with hose. C’est terrible! OUT

  • http://twitter.com/BeantownMrs Praggya R. Barretto

    Out. I like the lace dress Jennifer Aniston wore, but this is ugly. Shiny metallic lace? Hose? With open-toed sandals, no less. No way. Sorry. Even Pacey can’t make this outfit an In.

  • AWStevens

    She went from Tarrentino to Pacey?????????? OUT

  • foodycat

    I think she looks pretty great, although her hair could be a little more done. You want her life? You guys get to sit with your cats and dissect fashion, does it really get better than that?

  • Anonymous

    IN!

  • Anonymous

    In. It’s a plain look that somehow borders on dowdy, but it’s okay and not worth an Out. I love sheer hose. I’m far too old to care about them being aging but I’m happy happy happy if I can wear them without garnering rolled eyes from my kid.

  • Anonymous

    I love this on her, and I have always been a fan of sheer black hose for evening looks.  It’s during the day that I prefer a more opaque black tight.

  • Lies L.

    I LOVE those hose and wear them often. I’m so glad they’re coming back in style – and besides, she always looks great in vintagey outfits, anyway. IN.

  • Lies L.

    I LOVE those hose and wear them often. I’m so glad they’re coming back in style – and besides, she always looks great in vintagey outfits, anyway. IN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548830913 Darien Nevulti LeDisko

    IN, :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

    I’d say IN, but I will add that, while I have no problem with pantyhose, I can’t imagine that it was needed on what I can only imagine was quite a warm day in Paris. But whatever.

  • Structural Reform

    O=U=T.

    Dress is too long, and hose with this dress is unattractive.

  • Anonymous

    In!

  • sonictofu

    IN – this is one of my favorite colors ever, but it can be difficult to wear.  She makes it work!

  • sonictofu

    IN – this is one of my favorite colors ever, but it can be difficult to wear.  She makes it work!

  • Anonymous

    Out. That dress is ugly, the length is awful, and the sheer hose make it worse.

  • Anonymous

    O TO THE OUT.

  • Patricia Biswanger

    IN