In or Out: Jayma Mays in Reem Acra

Posted on July 25, 2011

We’re going to have a hard time seriously assessing any dresses today now that Katy Perry has upended the rules for everyone.

Jayma Mays attends the premiere of ‘The Smurfs’ in New York City.

This is a pretty cute, head-turning look. We’re going to critique some things, but we just want to state upfront that she got a lot right here. If you’re a supporting cast member of a popular TV show and you get a chance to walk a “red” carpet because you’re starring in a movie that, for good or for ill, has a lot of buzz, then you want a look that slightly redefines yourself for the public. You don’t want to go out looking like you. You want to go out looking like the best, most attention-getting version of you. So, well done on that part, Jayma. You certainly don’t look like a sexually repressed high school counselor with OCD.

HOWEVER.

That dress is really short. We realize we just gave Katy Perry hosannas for essentially wearing a 1940s bathing suit on the red carpet, but that’s Katy Perry and she’s always at her most comfortable when the world waits to see if a nipple is going to pop out or her panties will make an appearance. We don’t know you, Jayma, but that doesn’t seem like you, especially since you’ve got your hand rather firmly planted on that skirt in mortal fear of accidentally exposing the 2 inches of thigh directly under your ass cheeks. In other words, you don’t look entirely comfortable in this thing, dear, which is a shame, because you’ve got a slammin’ bod going on there.

Additionally, while we salute the bold use of color for the opening of your cartoon movie, it would have been nice if you didn’t choose your shoes because they perfectly match the beading detail on your dress. It’s not a horrible crime (green shoes would have been), but it’s still a little too matchy. Also, the makeup is soft and pretty (although the lip shade clashes with the dress), but we’re not convinced the pin-straight hair suits her.

VOTE NOW!


IN! She’s colorful and sexy she’s knocking me out with those American thighs!

OUT! Cartoon hooker!


Minion Opinion on Vanessa Hudgens’ salute to her 5th decade was a loud OUT and Robert Downey, Jr.’s “douchebag on a bender” look ultimately came down to an IN, although there were some brave and fabulous kittens who tried to argue for style instead of celebrity worship. Alas.

[Photo Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images]

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