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]

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1405004314 Cindi Tracy Aune

      Dress, not bad. Hair and make up…bad.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed!

    • Sweeney Agonistes

      Out, out, out. She looks like she pulled a Slutty Jennifer Aniston costume off the Halloween sale rack.

      • Liana Brooks

        Green dress with red hair? She’s an extra from a Batman movie.

      • http://www.facebook.com/c.d.barney Chrissy Barney

        Oh, but you forget- the Slutty Jennifer Aniston costume would all be in varying exciting shades of neutral.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. Cheap looking and slutty.

    • Anonymous

      Oh my God, the hair!  It’s bad.  Why does it look so dirty?  And lifeless?  No.

      I love the color on her, but the fit is off in the hips.  And I like the shoes, but not so much with the dress.

      Also, the lipstick is horrible.

      I have to go with Out.

      • Anonymous

        Wait, is her nail polish purple or is that a trick of the light?  I love funky nail polish, but there is no reason to match your nail polish to the beading on your dress and your shoes. 

        • Anonymous

          If you can’t do the purple nail polish to match your shoes and beading for a Smurf movie, then when can you do it?? ;-p

      • Beth G

        I had the same thought about the fit in the hips – it’s riding up.

    • Anonymous

      Too shiny. Shoes look like Dyeables.

    • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

      In – don’t like the fit at the waist but she’s adorable…can really look different from one hairstyle to the next and i like the shoes! it’s a little short too…but again – in in in!

    • Sam Corbett

      In! It’s a little hootchie, as MK would say, but it looks like if you licked her, she would probably taste good. Does that sound weird?

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

      IN – I like the shoes and that she used them to pull out the bit of purple in the beading. It is a little short and I prefer her with a little curl in her hair, but it’s a nice departure from her “Emma”-look and I think she looks gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      I say she’s OUT.
      The dress is too shiny and obviously uncomfortably short for her, I hate the shoes and I don’t like that pin-straight hair on her.
      This can’t really be compared to Katy Perry’s look, because there’s nothing fun about this look and, well frankly, she’s no Katy Perry.

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

      In, I think she looks fresh and cute!

    • Vaniljekjeks

       Hair and makeup are good, but her face says “holy fuck I wish this dress wasn’t so short I want to go home and put on some pants”, color of the dress is great, shoes are cute… she’s in.

    • http://twitter.com/verascity Vera Sticker

      Cute dress, too short, bad hair, I like the shoes. She looks like she’s gained a little weight, but it’s good for her.

    • Anonymous

      I have to give her an IN. She looks exactly like a cartoon version of herself, which for this particular premiere is totally appropriate.  And I love the color on her, and dig those shoes something chronic.  My only quibble and its a tiny one.  The lipstick is a shade or two off balance with the rest of the amped up color.

      • Anonymous

        “She looks exactly like a cartoon version of herself, which for this particular premiere is totally appropriate.”

        Yes, yes, this. IN.

    • Anonymous

      Out.

      The dress is a big nothing and that hem is a mess.  As you said, she looks uncomfortable. The lipstick is just wrong and the eye makeup and hair make her look washed out.

      I rather like the bag and the shoes, however.

    • Anonymous

      HATE the lipstick. The dress, for me, is meh. Tight and shiny bath towel with some sparkly crap tacked on the hip. It’s all very boring, very been there, seen that on a kajillion Hollywood starlets. 

    • Grace Ritt

      She does look VERY cartoon hooker, unfortunately. But I think she looks really cute. Hey, it’s a cartoon movie! Also, let’s give her a clap for not wearing blue. IN.

    • Anonymous

      She’s an IN but I don’t really like how shiny shiny this whole look is. She needed a different texture somewhere, either with ruffled hair or different shoes. She is super cute though. If a little hootchie. But cute still.

    • Anonymous

      Too shiny/peacock/slutty bridesmaid for my taste. Out. Though points for still looking cute. 

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      Wait a minute.  Katy Perry dresses like a clown dressed like Esther Williams but since she’s Katy Perry that’s fine, but RDJ dresses like RDJ and he gets a sigh and an extension of the IN/OUT debate? Methinks there’s some heat-induced double standarding going on.

      As for Jayma?  She looks fine, and I thought choosing an accent color from the outfit was a surefire way to pick contrasting colors that don’t clash.  Using the eggplant beading as a way to pick non-nude/non-black pumps was a smart choice.  But it’s neither exciting nor a disaster so it’s just kind of there.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        RDJ is a sloppy, mismatched mess. No comparison.

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      Wait a minute.  Katy Perry dresses like a clown dressed like Esther Williams but since she’s Katy Perry that’s fine, but RDJ dresses like RDJ and he gets a sigh and an extension of the IN/OUT debate? Methinks there’s some heat-induced double standarding going on.

      As for Jayma?  She looks fine, and I thought choosing an accent color from the outfit was a surefire way to pick contrasting colors that don’t clash.  Using the eggplant beading as a way to pick non-nude/non-black pumps was a smart choice.  But it’s neither exciting nor a disaster so it’s just kind of there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1007327979 Sara Frankart Finn

      Shoes AND nails are matching that beading. And the hair is driving me nuts. Out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1007327979 Sara Frankart Finn

      Shoes AND nails are matching that beading. And the hair is driving me nuts. Out.

    • Anonymous

      Hair and Makeup are gross. The dress would look better on someone ten years younger.

    • Anonymous

      Hair and Makeup are gross. The dress would look better on someone ten years younger.

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

      Too short, too plain.  The color is the only thing going for it, and it’s a little too shiny.  Don’t like the shoes, either.

    • Liana Brooks

      This is hard! I like the dress. I think the color is perfect for a summer movie premier, especially in the daytime. But, it doesn’t fit quite right, does it? Maybe she was moving and the picture was just bad, but there’s a funny wrinkle in the skirt. I love that she wore something other than nude shoes, the purple is a welcome improvement. The make-up and hair are fresh and cute, but not RC worthy.

      Taken apart like that I think this works. Put together not so much.

      Her job here is to stand out and get attention, and at a distance all I see is a bright green dress with almost-red hair. She’s wearing a Poison Ivy costume. OUT

    • http://twitter.com/theorymeg Megan K.

      She looks lovely, but dressing like a slutty, shiny green apple is an automatic OUT.  And what’s with the strawberry Lip Smackers lip gloss?

    • Amie Curie

      I hate her hair and that lipstick color does NOT suit her, but otherwise she’s an IN. Dress is gorgeous color on her, love the shoes, great legs.

    • Jennifer Hofstetter

      I want her to be in so badly, but I’m pretty sure I wore that dress in teal for a Christmas party 3 years ago.  Love the accessorizing, but her hair isn’t doing it for my, and that dress is awful.  But I love her!  But OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/AleksandrJohn Alexander Cavaluzzo

      IN. It’s a beautiful color and cut, and even though the shoes match the embellishment, the pairing of green and purple is definitely fabulous.

    • Lauren Bradshaw

      IN

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  The dress is too short it looks horrible.  It also looks a tad too small in the hip area.  I am ok with the lipstick and hair, shoes and bag but they took at least 3 inches off the dress and did a bad hem job to boot.  It looks like they just tucked it under.

    • Anonymous

      IN. She looks great, love the shoes. The hem could be a little longer but still an in.

    • Anonymous

      In!! I love the color of the dress and the shoes are nice. I wouldn’t know what color shoes to put with that dress, so I would probably pick up the beading color. I don’t think even stylists are that good with color

    • Lauen newman

      Out. The dress looks cheap to me and it is way too short. HOWEVER, I like the make-up. The hair not so much.

    • lilibetp

      The dress has great potential, except it doesn’t fit right around the waist on the right side (she probably has a higher hip) and it’s MUCH too short.  She needs softer hair and the lipstick is not good.  At all.  I don’t really have a problem with the color of the shoes, although they could be one of the lighter colors in the beading.  And I hate those stupid satin-covered wedges.  They make everyone’s feet look HUGE, like they’re trying to hide that they have two sets of toes or something.

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

      Lip color just wrong with this ensemble.  hair too stick straight blah.  dress too short and shiny.  shoe color okay, but they are a size too big.   OUT

    • Anonymous

      Colors are garish, dress is too short and shiny, and she’s not giving the attitude to pull it off. Out.

    • Anonymous

      GREAT color and style on the dress, love the beading detail.  But not only is the hem too short but it is clearly been altered to be that short by a less than expert seamstress.  That is one wonky hem.  I like the purple shoes.  Her face needs more volume of hair and slightly shorter, off the shoulder length.

      Mostly a good look though, considering I just don’t find her looks compelling or interesting.

      • Anonymous

        I just took the photo and lengthend the skirt to just above the knee and it is a much, much better proportion for her.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t get behind that cartoon shade of green. The hem is not only short, it’s kinda bunchy. Out.

    • Anonymous

      OUT!!
      Those seams, and the boning, and the hem, and bad fit at the waist, and the shiny (so much shiny-ness). It just looks too much like a home-ec project (and like a home-ec student styled her).

    • Judy_J

      Short, tight, shiny….Heidi would love it.  Her shoes appear to be a half-size too large, which bothers me.  I just don’t see anything I really like about her whole look.  OUT.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

      I don’t mind the outfit (though I can’t imagine sitting through a movie in it), but something about the hair and makeup looks like she just got out of a pool.

    • http://twitter.com/creneebo Renee Bomar

      Wait – I think I saw this at a Party City After St. Patrick’s Day sale.  It looks suspiciously like gift wrap…

    • Anonymous

      barely an in – the skirt is waaay too short for her (personal comfort level).  She’s not WERQ-ing it!  

    • Susie O’Brien

      Why no mention of “short, tight, and shiny?”

    • Jillian Kroos

      what is up with the bad dye jobs today!? That hair looks parched and fried. And that dress needs about another 2-3 inches.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      Cold & Bitter: Out. If this was PR, that look would leave Nina snoring. If it was any color but neon, no on would ever look twice at it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/atelierjl Atelier Jimmy Leonardo

      I think that deserves an IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

      Sadly, OUT.  Her dress is bunching up around her waist, her lipstick color is AWFUL, and her hair is awful.  Love the color on her, love the shoes with the broach.. but she looks uncomfortable.  OUT.

    • Diana Martinez

      Hair and makeup are awful, and the dress actually looks homemade, and not all that well.   I say she’s OUT, which is a shame because she’s an adorable woman.

    • Anonymous

      This is a cute dress with cute shoes, cute make up and cute hair. But none of them are her. Yes, this is the least herself she’ll probably ever look like, but ultimately no one will remember this, because the romantic-tidy Glee teacher style is so well-cobbled and so much more flattering even for her rl personality. This is a wasted effort, and she looks panicked. OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

      The hair is too straight and blunt, and the lip color is awful. I didn’t even notice until you said something, but now it’s all I can look at.

      I had actually just written a whole bunch more and decided to give her an IN, but I keep scrolling up to look at the lips. It seriously looks photoshopped onto her face. I just can’t. I had this Barbie supermodel game on supernintendo, and one of the things you had to do was they showed you a 10 second picture of Barbie’s face and then you had to recreate the look right after. The shade of lipstick she has on was one of the four choices you had to adorn your face.

      Jayma, this is not 1994.
      You are not made of plastic.
      Sorry babe, you are OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll give it an IN. It’s got a lot of things I like in outfits: bright colors, good fit, shoes that don’t match the dress, and (my secret no  more love of) floral waist corsages. That being said, she doesn’t look 100% comfortable in the outfit… which is sad because she’s a beautiful girl, and the outfit is cute too. 

    • Erin Nice

      Out. I think (hope) her make up was applied with a different dress in mind. While I love the idea of her outfit here, it seems that it didn’t come together the way it should have. And I think it looks as though she hasn’t washed her hair in days, which I doubt is the case.

    • Anonymous

      Is it just me, or does it look suspiciously like the hem was shortened by someone folding it over and using double-stick tape?

      Color is terrible on her.  Make-up not suited to the dress.  And the dress looks like a middle school home ec project.  Out.

    • http://profiles.google.com/vispreeve Daniel Vispreeve

      Hate the hair & lipstick – love the dress & shoes. I would say IN, but the reality is 50/50.

    • Anonymous

      I read this: “waits to see if a nipple is going to pop out or her panties will make an appearance,” and thought it said this, “waits to see if a nipple is going to pop out of her panties.” Funny either way! But, um, also: OUT.

    • Anonymous

      In. Very cute.

    • Anonymous

      Pretend the dress is floor length and you’ve got a very pretty ordinary late ’50s or early ’60s gown that’s been chopped off. I’ll bet they made a stole out out of all that chopped off fabric. OUT.

    • Shawn Hill

      IN. I thought you’d love the shoes, because green + purple = HULK, which is witty. Only the hair is off, I like her with a little wave or curl.

    • http://twitter.com/DaggerMitten Laur.

      Yup. Thought only one thing…The Joker. OUTSIES!

    • http://twitter.com/fetytang Faith Ytang

      In. But not a big fan of the lipstick color though. And I like Jayma’s hair being curly/wavy whatever.

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks cute here- a little washed out, but cute. IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/hunter.abrams Hunter Abrams

      in

    • Anonymous

      It’s her hair that’s really putting a damper on the whole thing. Out.

    • Anonymous

      It’s all a little too shiny and a little too “this is the first dress I ever made”. A bit cheap. OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1511310208 Lee Reece

      In…. SHE’S NOT WEARING NUDE PUMPS. Hair looks awful though.

    • Anonymous

      I’m loving this look on her. IN!

    • Anonymous

      Except for the hair, she looks great. In!

    • Anonymous

      It’s too short, but I’ll still give it an IN. She looks cute.

    • Anonymous

      Lank limp hair. Another “dress” that’s really just a carrier for an applique. And while not as too-short as the Katy “dress,” still too short. The dyed to match satin shoes…what is there to say. Somehow though she still looks “cute,” although cute isn’t my personal idea of style when you’re over 17. 

    • http://twitter.com/hamsteaky Maria Smith

      The dress looks like she hemmed it herself at the last minute.

    • Anonymous

      To be honest, I couldn’t scroll down past those horrid lips.  Who thought that was an attractive color on her?!?

    • Anonymous

      chelles_belles described this look as “slutty bridesmaid.”  I’d have said that myself if I’d been clever enough to think of it. The dress is too short and too shiny, and why on earth would you wear satin shoes???  Unless you were a (say it with me now!) slutty bridesmaid1

      I love the color of the dress with her hair, but as TLo said, she looks uncomfortable in it, and that is never a good look. She knows that the good china is in imminent danger of making an appearance, so she’s tense and nervous.

      I’m sad to say, it an OUT for me.

    • Anonymous

      I feel like the dress would have looked better with 2 more inches of hem. She looks good, the hair bugs and I like the shoes. IN.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry. After Katy, this is just a short snoozer with a bad applique that looks like the ones they sell at Walmart. Poor girl. Katy Perry is almost an impossible act to follow.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry. After Katy, this is just a short snoozer with a bad applique that looks like the ones they sell at Walmart. Poor girl. Katy Perry is almost an impossible act to follow.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ruthieoo Ruthie O

      Color! In!

    • http://profiles.google.com/ruthieoo Ruthie O

      Color! In!

    • Anonymous

      Considering it’s the same event as Katy, this looks great to me.

    • Anonymous

      Considering it’s the same event as Katy, this looks great to me.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Am I the only one who doesn’t know who she is? Generic Hollywood starlet look.  A + because she didn’t wear nude shoes. A – because the dress is too tight and pulls.  Even so, she’s IN.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Am I the only one who doesn’t know who she is? Generic Hollywood starlet look.  A + because she didn’t wear nude shoes. A – because the dress is too tight and pulls.  Even so, she’s IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • Anonymous

      Out. Too short.

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

      So sad. I want to like this, and it has nothing to do with celebrity worship. She looks cute, but The dress is TOO. DAMN. SHORT. And she knows it. I do like the accessories. But ultimately it comes down to rocking it, and she’s just not.  Out.

    • Anonymous

      In.

      For all the reasons you boys said, it’s a different kind of look for her, appropriate,as other bitter kittens have pointed out, for a cartoon premiere, and I like the purple shoes (something different, not nude!)

      For some strange reason though, when I first saw this, I had a vision of Jayma’s stylist being the winner in a three way battle between Frau Seal and Jennifer Anniston’s stylists for this dress. It has their “tight, short, & shiny” thing going strong.

      srq

    • Anonymous

      Is it just me, or is the dress too tight?  Looks like that’s not an intentional “drape”, but a “dress is riding up pleat” on the side there.  Must go off to look for this…but if you boys didn’t display it, it may not be out there to find.

    • Anonymous

      The color is great on her, but a shiny beadazzled micromini towel =OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

      It’s like a home craft version of something that was fabulous in the original. I think it misses, but it’s unobjectionable- IN

    • sweetlilvoice

      I like the shoes! 

    • http://twitter.com/thelilerin erin l.

      In. this look is so amazing, I could see myself in it for sure. Yeah it’s short but so what? The whole rule boobs or legs: she’s got it down. She looks great and I even love the pin-straight hair, better than the constant end flips she ALWAYS rocks.

    • Tom Shea

      IN. Hot.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, if it’s that short when she stands, how on earth does she sit?  But then again, she is a rare mortal who can actually wear that beach towel and bring it off.  I’m going to have to say IN, with the advice that she understands she got by on good will here, and do better in future appearances.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

      Out.  While I’m not opposed to the idea, you should only wear something like that if you know you can rock it like you own it.  Keeping your hand clenched to your thigh does not count.

      Also, her hair looks greasy.

    • Anonymous

      My gut says Out, so Out it is.

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

      Cute, but I don’t love the hair and the lipstick color doesn’t suit her coloring at all.

    • Joyce VG

      It’s way too short. OUT.  She looks terrified.

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

      good color, thighs that dont even touch, a little short, i like the shoes but i hate the etsy splotch. woulda coulda shoulda been better if she kept the shoes & diverted the amoeba. but still more positive than negative all around.

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

      good color, thighs that dont even touch, a little short, i like the shoes but i hate the etsy splotch. woulda coulda shoulda been better if she kept the shoes & diverted the amoeba. but still more positive than negative all around.

    • Anonymous

      Out.

    • Anonymous

      Out.

    • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

      OUT, she looks cute, but uncomfortable, and that hair is doing her no favors… Plus they obviously hemmed that dress.  They could have easily given her another inch.

    • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

      OUT, she looks cute, but uncomfortable, and that hair is doing her no favors… Plus they obviously hemmed that dress.  They could have easily given her another inch.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      Two more inches of skirt would have been better, but it’s good!

    • Anonymous

      Ha! Cartoon hooker. The dress is too short and too shiny. Like the shoes thou, but ultimately she’s out.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like a slutty bridesmaid…OUT

    • Anonymous

      I think she’s IN despite the few issues. The dress is a skosh too short and the hair could use some volume. Apart from that she looks cute.

    • Anonymous

      Is it the way she’s standing, or is that hem crooked?

      It doesn’t work.  It looks like cheap Forever 21 wear.

    • Anonymous

      phooey.  OUT

    • Anonymous

      Quick!  Vote her out!  She’s trapped in Bridesmaid Helllllll!!    Out, out, ou-ou-out!

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

      In, but barely an In.  I agree — dress is pretty, just too short.  Hair and makeup are pretty bad and unflattering. 

    • Anonymous

      Out. She just looks so pasty (makeup) and the hair looks terrible. I can’t even consider the dress and shoes as a result.

    • Anonymous

      i wonder why some of you read a fashion blog…  not as an insult, i just don’t get it.  yes, the dress is a little short, but she looks killer.  her make up is gorgeous and fresh.  she looks summery and fun.  i don’t know her from anything (i don’t know what show she’s on), so with this as my only impression of her, i love it. 

    • Anonymous

      Out. Dress is too short and the hair is way too flat. 

    • Anonymous

      Tough call.  The positives: 1) she succeeded in not looking like herself, 2) I like that green on her, and 3) she doesn’t look emaciated, like she sometimes does.  In fact, her thighs look kind of buff.  However, the extreme side part on her hair is not working, she is clearly uncomfortable with the length, and the beaded detail at the waist is downright ugly.

      I guess I have to call it out.

    • Danny Maza

      IN, but the hair and make-up are OUT!

    • http://twitter.com/Hussified Coleen D. Wybranski

      I’m going for IN because that is a rocking shade of green, but I am super disappointed in that hair color and style. She would have looked better with her bangs and a darker auburn.

    • Anonymous

      Who is this random suburban strip mall girl masquerading as Jayma Mays?  Photo ID, please!    

    • Anonymous

      Not a big fan of the hair or lipstick but love everything else. Shy girls should be able to have fun too. IN!

    • Anonymous

      In.

      I wish she looked more comfortable in such a short dress, because she’s got the legs to with it.
      Lipstick color is off and I prefer her hair with a curl.

    • Elena

      In! I can see that there are some issues with the look, but I really don’t care because she looks great.

    • Alyson Lamble

      IN.  I actually love her shoes more than I love KP’s.  Yes, the dress is too short, but it is a great color and fits her marvelously.  I also really like the straight hair,  Not for everyday, mind, but for now and again.

    • Anonymous

      A tentative IN, because she’s out of her comfort zone and it isn’t a disaster. I still think the dress is too shiny, as are the shoes. Satin for both? Really?

    • Anonymous

      I love the shoes, except they’re too frigging big. Do only normal, non-famous people wear shoes that fit?

      Not that the right size shoe would help. Short, tight and strapless will always be a big old OUT for me, no matter how great someone looks in the dress.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I’ll give her an IN for this one, just for playing against type. Though she’s really close to showing the good china.

    • http://www.revivify.net Alex Smith

      Your hair shouldn’t look that greasy on top unless you’re a PI in the 1940’s, and that lip color is more Michael-Kors-spray-tan than a coral should be, especially for someone with her coloring. Despite those flaws, though, I think she looks adorable. The shoe choice is nice, the purse intrigues me, and with the exception of the slightly-puckered and slightly-too-short hem, the dress is flawless. IN, I say.

    • MilaXX

      IN, I prefer her hair redder,  the dress could stand 2 inches more length, and maybe some earrings (kinda on the fence about that), but overall she looks great.

    • MilaXX

      IN, I prefer her hair redder,  the dress could stand 2 inches more length, and maybe some earrings (kinda on the fence about that), but overall she looks great.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      She looks hot and different. IN!

    • Anonymous

      Yay for purple shoes with a green dress!

    • Anonymous

      That dress looks like it was made from a Simplicity pattern, OUT. Plus, why do redheads always want to go blond? The red is so gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      Agree with everything, except the shoes. I think they’re perfect. I’m so tired of the no-no’s on *matchy-matchy*. What is a gal supposed to do??  we hate the nudes, black is too safe, red would make it look like Christmas, blue would have been too expected, etcetcetc.

      It is waay too short. And how on earth did she get her leg to swivel like Barbie? I hope it’s the camera angle!

      Nevertheless, IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKEMUFJDBZL5KUVSXY22FFS3EM Deborah

      In. I think the whole is greater than the sum of its parts here. I don’t disagree with any nit that’s been picked, but when I look at the full shot of her, I just think “she looks darn cute.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

      This outfit makes me want skittles.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, no no NO! Jayma, you are not the typical TSS (tight-shiny-short) dress wearer and it just screams on your face that you’re paranoid and scared of us seeing a butt cheek!

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

      I think she looks amazing! In!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_553FKX5YMTLSXCMIR3ADLM5QA4 Amber

      Whyyyyyy all the gyno dresses?  WHY??

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_553FKX5YMTLSXCMIR3ADLM5QA4 Amber

        And her hair looks dirty.  But I have to love the purple shoes.

    • Anonymous

      PRAISE ever-lovin Jehovah!   She is wearing a color on her feet!

    • Jill Roberts

      Oh Jayma.  Why do people who find a hair color that suits them perfectly insist on changing it to something that washes them out completely?  Yes, I’m talking to you too, Katy Perry.  Skirt obviously too short, but I’m loving the color of the dress.

    • Anonymous

      I’m on the fence about the dress, but I love the way the shoes contrast beautifully, and all the COLOR is wonderful, so I give it an IN!

    • Anonymous

      I’m on the fence about the dress, but I love the way the shoes contrast beautifully, and all the COLOR is wonderful, so I give it an IN!

    • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

      Clothes are cute. Hair and especially make-up are not. Hmm. Going with out. The orange lipstick just ruins it all for me.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N3GA2TTX752OYSKBWWXQVFM2HI katie

      IN, but I hate her makeup and her hair.

    • Mariah J

      What did she do to her hair? It should be considered a crime. So OUT

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

      IN.

    • Anonymous

      I’m mostly okay with it, but the hem is driving me insane! It looks like she hemmed it herself…by hand…in the car on the way to the premiere. Gray or black pumps would have been great.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566983224 Erin Leahy

      matchy matchy and she’s not rockin it.  Its not her style.  (which doesn’t have to mean Emma Pilsbury style!)

    • Anonymous

      I think the dress is too short and makes her legs look stumpy, which they clearly are NOT. 
      Close but OUT

    • Anonymous

      No. It’s great that she doesn’t look like her character in “Glee” but this is really bad. It’s just not for her and the hair and make-up totally destroy her adorableness.

    • Sara__B

      The only part I like is the makeup. Dress is too short and looks cheap. Shoes are too heavy for such a tiny dress on such a tiny lady. Hair is just wrong. OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1693267907 Ann Popovic

      I can’t see anything anymore. There are little glowey green dots floating around in my perepheral vision and her ironed so flat it’s actually inside-out hair has left me permanently squinting in sympathy-pains.

      Out. Oh, out, out, out out and out.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t watch Glee, and have never seen her before.  So, knowing nothing about her, I give her an IN.   Not wild about the ensemble, but think she’s carrying it off.  Looks great.    

    • Anonymous

      Special Offer, Today ONLY.

      I give up on my notions of short/too short/what price is that kitty in the window?

      She’s IN.

      Tomorrow, I will resume my stance that there must be some minimal standards.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      I’ll give her a begrudging IN.  There isn’t anything horribly wrong with the look, except she looks uncomfortable in it.  Personally I like the shoes.  The hair, though, is awful.  Still, she’s getting more right than wrong.

    • Anonymous

      Hmm… On the fence on this vote, but leaning toward Out: dress is too short; shoes are a good color, but boring; hating the lack of bracelet or necklace; not loving the straight hair; and her lipstick color is atrocious.

      (The pros: pretty dress, great color on her, pretty clutch.)

    • Anonymous

      IN. That is my favorite shade of green, and it has to be in shiny fabric. The shoes are also in a gorgeous shade. She might be nervous, but she looks really tidy and cute. Maybe it helps that I’ve never seen Glee.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Love the dress and shoes, but that lipstick & hair is way off.  She still gets an IN.  

    • Courtney Hellams

      I love her forever but ugh. The shiny, awful prom dress fabric is just awful. Out! 

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      At first glance, she doesn’t really have the public persona to pull this off – and somehow straight hair makes her look washed out.  That said, bold and interesting choice.  IN-minus, if only because most people appearing in public in a shiny green microdress with purple shoes couldn’t remotely work it this hard.

    • Anonymous

      IN. The dress is simple but the color looks great on her. And I love the plum shoes.

    • Anonymous

      Out.
      Sorry, girl, but how can you even imaging competing with a sparkly schtroumpfette ?

    • Anonymous

      Out.
      Sorry, girl, but how can you even imaging competing with a sparkly schtroumpfette ?

    • http://twitter.com/yup_lester lester

      Out.
       

    • http://twitter.com/yup_lester lester

      Out.
       

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

      eh, OUT, she looks like a teenager.

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

      eh, OUT, she looks like a teenager.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with everything. The shoes I don’t really mind because I hardly notice the beading, but the lip color and straight hair is not doing it for me. Overall, though she looks bangin’.

      warp-speed.tumblr.com/

    • Anonymous

      I agree with everything. The shoes I don’t really mind because I hardly notice the beading, but the lip color and straight hair is not doing it for me. Overall, though she looks bangin’.

      warp-speed.tumblr.com/

    • Anonymous

      She looks adorable! I love it. In.

    • http://twitter.com/poptartsjen Pop Tarts Jen

      That’s a pretty cute dress, at least for the premiere of “The Smurfs.” I’m definitely not in love with the shoes, but I like the dress (even though it’s a bit short), especially the little flower detailing. She gets a half-hearted IN from me. She should have either made sure her dress was a little longer or been more confident about wearing a super-short dress, though. The confidence would have made her look better, even in the same clothes.

    • Anonymous

      “cartoon hooker” i can’t imagine a detter description OUT

    • Donna Schmidt

      IN

    • http://twitter.com/ChickAdvisor ChickAdvisor

      That hair colour is soooo washed out!

    • Anonymous

      All I see are sad little craft project flowers glue gunned to a dress that was hastily slapped together from a Butterick easy sew pattern.  **OUT**

    • Anonymous

      I’m kind of on the fence. The dress is seriously too short, but I love the choice of purple shoes with it.  I don’t like the straightened hair and I really really don’t like the lipstick shade. Guess I’m going with an OUT.

    • iCouture

      IN.  She looks cute, and its for a SMURFS premiere people, hellooo!   The shoes are not matchy matchy either, as there are several colors in the beading.  What other color shoes would work??   Nude? No.  Black? No.  White? No. Green? No.  The shoes are fine!

    • Anonymous

      I’ll give the look an in, even though the hair and lipstick could look better.

    • Hannah Couture

      I feel bad saying OUT because I like her, but OUT. I think the dress is cute and is appropriately cartoonish, but it is too short. She looks nervous wearing it. Plus, that’s a bad shade of lipstick and her hair is kind of odd.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Nestor.Chocolato NesTtor Chocolato

      IN 

    • http://twitter.com/Roy2ul RR

      in!!

    • Anonymous

      I like the purple shoes with the green. It doesn’t seem too match to me. She looks great.

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      too short. OUT!

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      too short. OUT!

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

      IN

    • http://twitter.com/pag_baj Paige Boerman

      An overall IN. My only real quibbles are the length (add a couple inches and it’d be fine – she’d be more comfortable too), and the lip color. I’m not crazy about the hair, but I’ll take it.

    • Anonymous

      The dress is adorable (although a bit gyno, especially for her). The shoes wouldn’t bother me IF they weren’t the same material as the dress. The color is fairly subtle, and even looks black from far away, but perhaps a non-shiny fabric like peau de soie would ahve worked better. HATE the hair, but I have never been a big fan of ironed hair in general. Unless you have super-thick hair, it always comes off as too severe and limp to my eye.

    • Anonymous

      This dress is two different kinds of grape.  I have never seen this one not look awkward on a red carpet, so I’m not sure it’s the length or anything else about the dress that’s making her seem weird.  I think she’s just weird.  I like weird and a grape dress for a cartoon premiere (we really are becoming an infantilized society) is probably ok, so I say IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN! I bet that shade of lipstick looked acceptable in person.

    • Haley Buchanan

      OUT – the beading on the dress and the shiny green fabric border on tacky for me, even for a Smurfs movie.  It’s a little too cartoony without being balls-out, kitch-tastic, Katy Perry cartoony.

    • aussiegal77

      Too short, hate the shoes, love the hair but not on her…..cute dress but again, too short.  OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Why does anyone ever wear satin?  It’s almost always a mistake. It’s the most unforgiving fabric possible.
      Love the color, but still OUT.

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

      IN! I agreed – pin straight hair super bad on her. I disagree – purple pumps super cute with that dress you picky bitches

    • Lisa

      In!  It’s adorable, it’s fun, and honestly I don’t think it’s ridiculously short.  She looks fun and colorful – and not like she’s trying to upstage Katy Perry, which would be hard to do – for a fun movie.  Good job!

    • Anonymous

      More IN than out for me.

    • Brendan Foehr

      In. I agree with your points, but it’s ultimately a good look. Plus, considering how uncomfortable she looks, it might be awhile before we see Jayma in anything as daring as this.

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      The dress is too short (and satin!), the hair is too flat, the lipstick is not working, the matchy nail polish is not working, the shoes are uninspired (there ARE other colors, maybe a nice silver or gray). I can’t grade on a curve because she generally looks awkward or hand out Ins just because it’s “not horrible.” OUT!

    • http://twitter.com/marared Jaime

      Dress could have been two inches longer, but the color is gorgeous and she looks great in it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicole-Walraven/527225623 Nicole Walraven

      so very Out. lately i wonder about you guys…not a lot, but sometimes. the dress is short, shiny like a bridesmaid dress and the beading detail actually makes it look cheaper. i do like the shoes, but the whole rest of the thing is 90’s call girl.

    • Anonymous

      IN.

      I hate her hair, unless we discover that she’s using some sort of medication that is causing it to fall out and look so thin and limp. The color and cut make it look like nylon doll hair.

      I hate that thing she did with her eyelashes, but it’s very “in” right now, and I admit it suits her. Grudging approval on the eyes. The lips are the wrong color, but if she’d gone coral, she would match her skin; and if she’d gone dark, it would have been too much.

      The dress reminds me of the foil on Easter eggs, but somehow that’s working for me. The shoes are blessedly covering her toe cleavage (ugh, I hate toe cleavage), and I suck at matching-without-matching, so I give her a pass on that count. The beautiful color boosts the shoes into outright approval.

    • Anonymous

      way too short. it just looks…cheap. OUT

    • elzatelzabelz

      OUT- this just looks ridiculous. Also, her hair color is all wrong. Maybe in blue with another 3 inches? Still, NO. I do not like.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Beading and fabric look cheap and tacky.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE that color of green especially with red hair (complementary colors make each other more vibrant).  the eggplant shoes are gorgeous and are not so matchy , since the beading seems to be many colors with lavender dominant.  i wish the dress was at least 4 inches longer.  hate the lipstick and her eyebrows are way too thin.  her ring and purse are both intriguing, would like a closer look.  overall, i say IN.  she’s a modern cartoon princess.

    • http://twitter.com/anairbb Briana Blanchard

      IN. She looks great overall, and the matchy matchy doesn’t bother me because both colors look great, especially on a redhead. If the dress was a little longer (I’m picturing Reese Witherspoon’s yellow post-divorce Nina Ricci) and she had a little more volume in her hair, I would absolutely love this look.

    • http://bewarethespork.livejournal.com/ Jay

      IN, no contest. Not 100% sure I like the hair, but the rest is just fab. Knocked it out of the park.

    • http://twitter.com/ringeddragon Ringed Dragon

      Out. While I actually do like the hair, I hate the shoes and she looks completely uncomfortable in that dress.

    • Anonymous

      Dress fine could be a tad longer, love the shoes. The hair and makeup is an out. Overall she is in the doorway. Either an in or an out. 

    • Anonymous

      I just…don’t know. The dress is pretty and so are the shoes, but they both seem really heavy – more fall/winter than summer fabrics. If that skirt was, like, 4 inches longer, she’d be going to a Christmas party. It is pretty, though, and I like the color on her. Her hair is just ok (nice color), but the makeup is pretty bad. That lipcolor is rough, and the rest is just really waxy looking. Ummm…forget it, she still looks hot: IN.  

    • Anonymous

      I just…don’t know. The dress is pretty and so are the shoes, but they both seem really heavy – more fall/winter than summer fabrics. If that skirt was, like, 4 inches longer, she’d be going to a Christmas party. It is pretty, though, and I like the color on her. Her hair is just ok (nice color), but the makeup is pretty bad. That lipcolor is rough, and the rest is just really waxy looking. Ummm…forget it, she still looks hot: IN.  

    • Anonymous

      I just…don’t know. The dress is pretty and so are the shoes, but they both seem really heavy – more fall/winter than summer fabrics. If that skirt was, like, 4 inches longer, she’d be going to a Christmas party. It is pretty, though, and I like the color on her. Her hair is just ok (nice color), but the makeup is pretty bad. That lipcolor is rough, and the rest is just really waxy looking. Ummm…forget it, she still looks hot: IN.  

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks as cute as a button. In. 

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks as cute as a button. In. 

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks as cute as a button. In. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA3DFKSUNJ22DXKN3GG4ZAPGNA Olivia

      1. Dress is cute, a bit short, but i’m not complaining. it’s different from everything else she wears to awards and events.
      2. i don’t see anything wrong with the hair! I think a wavy hair wouldn’t have gone at ALL with the dress. The part is good as well; compared to her middle part she usually pulls, it’s a plus.
      3. Not a popular opinion here, but I actually like the lipstick. It’s got the perfect amount of shimmer without looking like a retro whore, and it’s not too loud (see her  @the Golden Globes 2011), and it was nice that the eye makeup wasn’t dramatic, so it didn’t clash.
      The lipstick seems kind of summer LA (before you say anything, yes I’m from LA), and though the lip was bright, it wasn’t clownish. It was fresh and cute :)
      4. The EYE MAKEUP! FABULOUS. I love the lush eyelashes, they make her eyes look twice as gorgeous as they already are. The bit of eyeshadow was perfect, not too overwhelming, but definitely helped

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6YKBGSJPVAK3AG44ASGX5UMMB4 Em Web

      OUT. I seriously made an involuntary guttural throat noise when I saw this…thing.

    • akprincess72

      She needs to bury that lipstick in a deep, deep hole in the woods.

    • Jolene Barnett

      The lip would work if it were matte instead of glossy.

    • Joey Melliza

      can’t get over how badly the dress is hemmed — out!

      • sonictofu

        Agreed – why was it hemmed shorter – and hastily?  out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rachel.council Rachel Council

      IN! I don’t know what some of these people are talking about with the slutty or cheap comments.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know. Her uncomfortableness makes the dress look worse than it is, even though it is too short. I think OUT.

    • Alloy Jane

      I love it! She’s the Tin Man after he gets a sex change and takes a job in the Emerald City!  Love the color of the shoe but the shape and textile leave something to be desired.  And I don’t recall reading any “matchy matchy” criticism regarding Katy Perry matching her shoes and eyeshadow to the carpet, so why make a fuss over Jayma matching to the beads in her dress?  Anyways, I like the lacquered hair and the clutch as they go with the whole Tin Man theme happening in my head.  I just wish she didn’t look as uncomfortable as she does.  When you go out in a dress that short, your mentality has to be “fuck it, if they see my ass, they see my ass.”  She needs a tall glass of “fuck it.”

      I also don’t get the “she looks slutty” comments.  If she was grinding on a few “D” Listers in these pics, then I’d think, “yeah that’s kinda slutty,” but as it is, she looks terrified of moving in the wrong direction and exposing herself.  She’s also (probably) not doing a bunch of dudes in addition to her husband.  You kinda have to smear your crotch in a few directions to qualify as slutty.

    • Anonymous

      2″ would have made all the difference. But really great American thighs!!!!!

    • mcarlson

      5″ longer on the dress would’ve made it perfect in my eyes.

    • Lena Bea

      In. I like everything except her hair. It looks flat and dull, and completely not right for her.

    • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

      going to have to say In.  I love the dress and the shoes.  But the length definitely concerns me.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like the attention-seeking bridesmaid who shortened her skirt without the bride’s approval.

    • Anonymous

      Out

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

      I’m a sucker for the green and eggplant color combo.  Don’t like the lipstick – maybe it’s my monitor futzing with the color but her lips look all smeary.  Other than that she gets a solid “in” from me.

    • Anonymous

      IN. I think the purple shoes were an inspired choice. Hate the hair though

    • Anonymous

      Out. St.Patrick’s Day bridesmaid from David’s Bridal in suburban Cleveland.

    • oohsparkley!

      IN.  It’s not perfect, but she looks cute.

    • narita_rayna

      she looks like a tacky christmas present.  so OUT!

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      In. LOVE the color combo, and I didn’t even notice the shortness of the skirt until I read TLo’s post. The lipstick color bugs, though.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

      Although it IS way too short, I LOVE it. Love it, love it, love it. And I love the shoe color with the dress color. She looks amazing. IN

    • Anonymous

      An IN, because I think overall she looks cute and the color is a good one. Not in love with the makeup, and there’s something wonky about the hem of the dress that gives it a ‘reused bridesmaid’s dress’ kind of feel. (“You can totally shorten it and wear it again!”)

    • http://profiles.google.com/lauren.b.rose Lauren Rose

      The dress is definitely too short and the dye job is just not working for her.  OUT.

    • Patricia Biswanger

      out

    • http://twitter.com/capt_shiny Mags

      The shiny green fabric makes me think prom, plus the hair and makeup are awful. OUT.

    • Adella Thompson

      In. I don’t know why. It shouldn’t work, but it does for me.