WERQ: Christina Hendricks

Posted on June 09, 2011

Kittens, it’s time to shout out a “WERQ!” to a gal who all too often, and all too sadly gets it wrong when she’s stepping out in front of cameras.

Christina Hendricks attends the New York premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Company with the New York Philharmonic .

When we say an outfit doesn’t flatter a lady, that’s often taken to mean that we want her to wear something that makes her look smaller. No one could say that a horizontally striped shirt worn by someone known for her bountiful ladyhips and voluptuous boobs is a good idea if the goal is to look smaller and thinner. And guess what? She doesn’t; not really. But she looks really cute and sexy, and the shirt hits her at just the point where it accentuates her hips and gives her a really womanly look. A LOT of stylists and style commenters would disagree and say the focus is being put on the wrong places, but there’s nothing wrong with having hips and they don’t need to be hidden. Dressing to flatter, to us, means finding clothes, cuts, and silhouettes that work the best with the types of bodies the fashion world doesn’t take enough time to consider (and which most people have); it doesn’t always mean making yourself look smaller.

Plus the jacket’s cute and the hair and makeup look good (which is, sadly, not always the case with her). Many will disagree with our take here because she’s pretty much violating a long-standing rule about dressing her body type, but we think she looks sexy. Okay, yes; the purse looks cheap and the shoes seem like an odd choice, and the jeans are pulling across the crotch, but the girl needs some encouragement. You WERQ those hips, honey.

[Photo Credit: getty, wireimage]

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