In or Out: Marisa Tomei in Vivienne Westwood

Posted on July 20, 2011

This look is like a tutorial on how to make questionable design elements work AND how and when to deploy neutrals. Sit up and get your notebooks out.

Marisa Tomei attends the “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” World Premiere in New York City in a Vivienne Westwood dress paired with Sergio Rossi sandals.

In most cases, that skirt would give us eye twitches. It’s all flared and puffed and draped and cinched in weird places that would normally have us bitching about how unflattering it is. And we might even have found the top equally as annoying. But somehow, this all works really well and we think it has a lot to do with the monochromatic factor of the look. Yes, we can even get behind the matchy shoes, which only work here because they’re interesting shoes and not another pair of Silly Putty pumps. Sharp-eyed minions will note that we gave a compliment to a shoe that has a T-strap, which should have them concerned about an impending apocalypse, but again, it works because the shoe has some real style to it. We hate the bracelet she’s sporting, but the lack of any other showy jewelry helps the look. And finally, she did the one thing we implore any gal who insists on wearing neutral ensembles: she picked a tone that contrasts with her skin tone, which makes all the difference in the world. Despite the relative busy-ness of the shape, the simple tones and touches of style really sell this look for us.

But we know you all have an annoying tendency to form your own opinions.

VOTE NOW!


IN! She looks chic and put-together!

OUT! Her dress looks like it’s trying to escape!


The voting is still open on Emma Stone’s jutting hips.

[Photo Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images]

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  • Anonymous

    Yikes, out.

  • Anonymous

    In!

  • Anonymous

    TLo, are you on crack? Yes, she looks good and many things are working here, but that dress is ridiculous. Save the strange pointy skirt for Lady Gaga.
    OUT.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_64HSRZWCSJ5RBFGCWDLFQOICYM G

      Thank you Alexis.  I agree 100%.  The dress is weird… and I may be off VW for life.  I can’t stand the lumps and bumps and folds and pooches and asymmetry.. … OUT

  • Anonymous

    In.  I can’t stand any of it, really: the dress, the shoes, the bracelet, the bag… but somehow she’s pulling it off.  The (non)color compliments her, her hair and makeup look great, but it’s the attitude that’s pulling it all together.

    • Rand Ortega

      What jhedman said.
      In.

      • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karen K.

        Ditto!!  I normally hate that color but it looks great with her skin tone and hair.  And I love the bracelet.  

    • Anonymous

      Me too what jhedman said.
       

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

      I agree. In.

  • http://twitter.com/miggylol Miggy!

    I was ready to give her an “in” on the first picture, but the side view in the second picture knocked that out of consideration.

  • Grace Ritt

    In! She looks fresh and happy, and stylish.

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

    i feel like she passed gas and somehow it’s trapped in there. And this is coming from someone who thought she deserved her Oscar.

  • http://twitter.com/Roy2ul RR

    in in in

  • Wendy Wetzel

    Out.  For any pointy outy things that resemble floatation devices…..   and please wear shoes that fit and your toes don’t drape over …..  does no one get pedicures anymore?

    • Anonymous

      I agree 100% with Wendy -OUT

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

      The shoe fits. You can see the quarter-inch gap in the back of her heels. It’s just in that shot–probably because of her posing, shifting weight, etc–her foot has slid slightly forward, as feet are wont to do in heels.

  • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

    Out because that dress only looks good from a head-on view.  The points make it silly and her prehensile toes clinging to the side of the shoes aren’t helping, either.

    • Anonymous

      “Prehensile toes” is the EXACT phrase I was about to post!  Even so I’m going to give her an IN because the overall effect is pleasing.  I kind of like the bracelet too, although not necessarily with this dress.

  • http://twitter.com/Megan_Burgess Megan

    In! I love it.

    On another note: what is with the unpolished toes? It’s a small nitpick but if you’re wearing really fab shoes, you might wanna put a little effort into your feet.

    • Shannon 1

      It looks to me like she’s wearing nude polish. Her toes look clean and pedicured.

  • Anonymous

    Um.  No.  OUT.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

    It works for me. With all those crazy points, she still manages to have a figure. I think the shoes are great and the bangle isn’t all that bad. Also a bonus, though it shouldn’t necessarily be, is that she is dress age-appropriately, too. 

  • Anonymous

    OUT. It’s not that I think she looks bad or the dress is so bad, but there are so many other dress designs that are more flattering. Just because this weird bits-around-the-waist thing is Of the Moment doesn’t mean it’s a good look. I agree that she wears neutrals well, but I lost my enthusiasm when I saw the tat on her foot. Sorry, that is just not classy in my eyes. Also her toes are coming off the front of the shoe because the heel is so ridiculously high. Fooey. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L6FKGKUXWF6QSWWYAHJZYKKI3E Adrian

    Sorry, guys, this is an OUT for me. Her bod is slammin’, hair and makeup are proficient, but she’d look better wrapped in almost anything else, IMO. All that pulling and puckering. I get that the dress is supposed to be asymmetrical and have volume, but it’s just not tailored at all well for her body. The shoes are better than nude pumps, but I don’t think they’re really anything special. The color totally works, but there’s an “obviously borrowed” vibe to this I can’t get with. Also, I find the bangle the most interesting part of the whole ensemble. That clutch is a snooze – looks like a big glasses case.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WendyLKaufman Wendy Kaufman

    Hmmm….not on board with this. Top is nice, but the skirt would be better simple–get rid of the weird pointy bits, pointing fore and aft.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DO54ICWQLRD2STHRSELEATLSKY Cindy

    The pointy parts of the skirt is just bad.   I do like the shoes, and I personally don’t mind the unpainted toes.   Full disclosure:  I can’t stand painting my own toes

    • MilaXX

      me neither, regular year round pedicures are one of the few things I splurge on.

  • Anonymous

    In.  But I have to admit, this is because she usually misses in her T & Lo appearances and this outfit is a pleasure to see.

  • MilaXX

    Big IN for me. Marissa can be hit or miss on the RC, but she got it right this time. Hair & makeup look great as well. I like the bracelet/bag, espcially since it’s the only color in the entire outfit. Very minor quibble with the toes dragging. A dr scholl’s foot pad would fix that right up.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah Big IN for me too. I think she looks great. I don’t know what everybody else is smoking bitchin about the girl’s toes? What do you want her to get foot plastic surgery?  I mean what’s with taking a close up of her feet anyway? 

      She rocked the neutral – she looks good. 

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

    IN….

    1.) She’s 46!  She looks freaking amazing, is still gorgeous, and yet can still move her face — she gets an IN every time as encouragement to others!

    2.) It takes real guts to wear a dress that poufs around the hips like that at ANY age, but at 46? In a profession that thinks women all shrivel up and disappear at 30?  That’s an automatic IN! 

  • http://profiles.google.com/ellenbehm Ellen Behm

    IN. I think she looks great and I love the blue bracelet.

  • http://twitter.com/wrenaria Kimmy Hescock

    What’s with all the weirdly poofed-around-the-hips dresses on the red carpet lately? So NOT flattering. I do like the shoes and the neckline isn’t bad, but seriously. Poofed all over. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    All the pictures that show her legs (1,3,4,5) solidify my opinion that bare legs are not for everyone, even if the legs are tanned and still good. Nice hosiery (to smooth lumps and bumps and disguise veins) and closed-toe shoes (to hide prehensile, unpolished toes) would have been an improvement in styling. Mixed feelings on the dress itself.

    • Anonymous

      What?! If your legs aren’t flawless, you have to wear stockings in the summer? (And I’m in the pro-hose camp around here, but that doesn’t mean I think they’re required at all times.) Does this no-bare-legs thing apply only when you’re being photographed or walking the RC, or does it apply to everyone, all the time? And you don’t think her legs pass muster??  (I’m not being sarcastic – I’m genuinely surprised by your post.)

      • Anonymous

        Please don’t be surprised — I’ll explain. For me, the no-bare-leg thing applies to appropriate situations (yes, red carpet, being photographed, business attire, formal/cocktail wear) and more importantly, how one ACTUALLY LOOKS in the end. Bare legs are fine in summer with daily, casual attire for anyone, flawless legs or not. But veiny legs and awful toes squeezing out of strappy sandals ruin a look. Marisa’s legs are more than fine, maybe a bit veiny, but her feet look bad — she’s got to take that into consideration when she’s going out to be photographed. The key is wearing the best quality hosiery in a good color so it doesn’t have that stretchy, shiny, crappy look. 
        (Personally, I don’t find that wearing stockings in summer really makes me any more uncomfortable than not wearing them — hot is hot is hot. If you’re in Brooklyn, you know what I mean — I’m on the LES. NYC is a bitch in summer.)

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, it has been kind of brutal here in the city!

          I think she looks fine and the toes don’t bother me (though I realize they bother a LOT of people) because I have the kind of fee that don’t fit nicely into almost any size. Too bad shoes can’t be altered to fit, the way clothes can. But I understand your point. Don’t necessarily agree, but I get it.

          And now lily white gams and I are heading out into the creeping up toward 90 degree weather! 

        • Anonymous

          I’m sorry, I think this is just a horrible attitude, and it makes me want to get up on my unrealistic-beauty-standards soapbox and rant for awhile.  But I will restrain myself.  She looks fine, her legs look fine, her feet look fine.  Maybe her toes look a little funny, but whose don’t?  Feet are universally funny-looking.  I think it’s just insulting to say she has to cover up her legs and wear closed-toed shoes from now until the end of time because maybe she shows her age a bit (and really, that’s what the issue is here – leg veins and gnarly toes).

  • Anonymous

    IN. Even though I don’t like anything about this. The dress is annoying, the shoes don’t fit, she didn’t bother with a pedicure, and the bracelet is too ornate. HOWEVER, she seems to pull it all together and she looks calm, cool, and collected. Aristotle had it right: The whole is greater than the sum of
    its parts.

  • Joyce VG

    It’s pulling at the bust and the material is doing a weird cinched yet poking out thing, but I think the shoes are hot and she looks very pretty overall.  IN.

  • http://chupatinja.wordpress.com Santa

    In :)

  • Anonymous

    I think she pulls it off, though I don’t really like the dress or the shoes. The shoes put me in mind of 40-ish women, mostly secretaries, (back in the day when most folks smoked, at least if they had a drink in their hand) trying to hang on in the face of the 20-something typing pool out at happy hour with their recently- or soon-to-be- divorced male coworkers.

    Nonetheless, it just barely works. If the neckline were less rumply-bumply, it would be a solid IN, as it is, it’s a just-barely IN.

  • Anonymous

    In. I like the drama of the poufy hip sihouette, when it is employed properly. (Emma Stone almost nailed it in the black lace dress.) I do think the shoes are a little matchy, but thats’ a minor quibble.

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress, and I think it is very flattering on her.  Some color in the clutch would have been appropriate, and I have issues with shoes that do not fit correctly.  Overall, IN.

  • Anonymous

    I give her an in and hope to god that one day she will find a pair of shoes that actually fits her. The last picture just looks painful. 

  • Anonymous

    She looks fantastic, that is a very cool dress.  A note to Emma Watson:  the must have item for wearing a dress with poufs, flares or wings on your hips….. CONFIDENCE!  Marisa oozes confidence here, she knows how to do it and it pays off.  LOVE those shoes…..

  • Anonymous

    IN. I think she looks great. But she can only pull it off because she’s in such great shape – any extra padding and it’d look ridic.

  • Anonymous

    IN. I think she looks great. But she can only pull it off because she’s in such great shape – any extra padding and it’d look ridic.

  • Anonymous

    First photo IN, but after viewing the second I have to say OUT! Did the entire female cast of this film lose a bet? What did Julianne Moore wear for the premiere?

  • Anonymous

    IN! I think she’s totally pulling that off.

  • bookish

    No, no, no. OUT! She looks good from the front, but as soon as she turns to the side her dress looks like something out of a futuristic science fiction movie. Yuck.

  • Anonymous

    I like the color but not a fan of all this pointiness near her waist and hips. But she gets the OUT because…Girl, paint your toenails!!!!!

  • Megan Stoner

    OUT. What woman wants a sagging heap of fabric right in front of her tummy?!

  • margaret meyers

    It’s all about balancing the effects.  Jada Pinkett always looks so aggressively done in what she wears.  It’s the totality of her tiny, fierce fitness, her intense expression, her dedication to tight clothing with extreme design elements and attention-grabbing details and accessories.  All together it gets to be too much.  Westwood took an unusual garment and made sure to balance it by using very tasteful fabric, and Tomei went with neutral accessories and soft hair and makeup.  I think she looks very good in this tough dress.  Think of Emma Stone in that Valli dress, or JLo in that Pucci at the BAFTA dinner:  the first so simple and a failure, the other so tight, so green, so cut-out, so encrusted and a failure. 

  • Anonymous

    in

  • Matthew Dinda

    So IN! This look is great, although I can’t get behind the shoes as much as you. I do commend her for looking age-appropriate. 

  • Anonymous

    IN. But that seems like the wrong material for this structure to me.

  • Lisa

    Not OUT, but not IN for me.  Very neat and put together, but dull.  

  • Anonymous

    OUT – it looks like badly folded origami

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

    I think she looks great, but I don’t want to encourage the proliferation of those gawd-awful skirts. Ergo, in the interest of fashion justice, I declare this look OUT.

  • Anonymous

    While I don’t love the skirt of the dress, it’s not enough to give her an out, because, let’s face it, she looks fabulous. IN.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MN3NQ262BP3YF2RQJ4DYQQBDMA Shalia

    I’m going to have my “up a size” rant again, but this time about the shoes.  Seriously, your toes should *never* be over the front of the shoes, practically gripping the floor on their own!

    • MilaXX

      The shoes aren’t too small, you can see she has room in the back. It’s just the heels are so high they are sliding out. The Dr. Scholl’s for the balls of your feet help stop the slipping.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. While I like all of the accessories, esp. the shoes, I cannot give the dress an in. I don’t mind the neutral color but the folds and flaps look ridiculous and unflattering. It looks like VW was trying way too damn hard here. If a designer on Project Runway came up with this I’d be rolling my eyes and laughing and saying “ugh, puhlease”. 

  • Anonymous

    Right-o boys! IN

  • Lena Bea

    In. It looks good ( except for the shoes…)

  • Anonymous

    IN. pulled together, crisp. great shoes.

  • Michael Jo

    in in in k bai

  • Kari Popovic

    Is it weird that I really, really wanna see what she looks like from behind? I like this, she gets an ‘in’ from me, and I think she even gets’a keep the bracelet…it’s a little dash of color that causes the same, “Hey! Look at that!” that the weird horns on her skirt do. I think this is fun and interesting, all the way around… but I still wanna see the back..

  • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

    It’s fine but I’m not in love.

  • Anonymous

    It all works. IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  I really like the dress and she’s WERQing it.

  • Anonymous

    Fabulous. And her hair looks great.

  • Liana Brooks

    That is a bizarre dress. It’s… I’m not sure what it is. I’m with you on the bracelet. The shoes are fine. From the front everything looks glossy. A little rumpled, but otherwise okay.

    I’m giving this a reluctant IN.

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

    IN!

  • Anonymous

    Out.  The skirt may not be bothering you very much, but it is driving me insane.  It would have been a great look if not for those triangular… things… on the skirt.  Ew.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D3D3I75B234TXVLWNKF4GKWUIM T

    IN. Not my fave Westwood dress, but I think MT is working it. 

  • Anonymous

    IN!

    She looks great.  Seems like it’d be a difficult dress to keep looking good throughout an evening though.  Sitting and then standing, needing to adjust and pop the points all back in place…

  • Anonymous

    LOVE it. In.

  • http://twitter.com/A_SmallFry AC

    IN! I absolutely HATE that clutch and that bracelet with it but overall I think she looks hot!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gina.rook Gina Knox Rook

    Too much going on. Out. And I thought we were done with folded napkin dresses? Sooooo sick of them.

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

    IN, she looks polished and chic as hell. Love the shoes but HATE the way that heeled sandals like that cause a person’s toes to go off the shoe and touch the floor. Yuck. But still, despite what I would imagine were some very dirty toes by the end of the evening, she looks fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Daddy T and Daddy Lo! I’m so proud of my fashion papas!! I am awash in admiration over your personal growth and transformation. You graciously gave credit where credit is due instead of automatically hating on those poor neutrals, monochromes and ankle straps. They can’t help being what they are. They were just made that way. And they CAN be stylish and eye-catching in a good way! You are the joy and glory of my heart (I’ll leave it to you two to decide who is Joy and who is Glory). And extra points for making this into a teaching moment, to boot.

    Sadly, darkness looms on the horizon in the form of the trend toward weird hip accents. Weird hip accents. Any 2 of those 3 words should never be used together in any combination, let alone all 3 of them as a phrase. Please, daddies, please, use your fashion superpowers to quash this burgeoning trend before it becomes an all-out menace! Maybe you could whisper in the Duchess’ ear, or frown pointedly in your front row seats at Fashion Week….

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

    INNNNNNN

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

    Freaking amazing.  Everyone who’s saying out because they know that skirt would look good on them needs to can it–Marissa looks PHENOMENAL in it–total in.

    And the shoes are gorgeous.

  • Anonymous

    Very in! And I really want that clutch. Anyone know who it is by?

  • Anonymous

    The skirt is the only thing bothering me, but overall she’s looking stunning. IN!

  • Lauren Bradshaw

    Cute.  In.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMEB3XKJCE4WL62SKN473LWBXQ Frank

    In!! But I feel like her face should have some more color or something?

  • Anonymous

    she looks really good. IN

  • http://twitter.com/nanipoo Ilana Frome

    In…but what is with her toes coming out over the shoes and curling under like they’re holding on for dear life?

  • AWStevens

    IN because I love the tattoo on her foot.  Yes, the tatt won me over…  The bottom of the dress looks like a pin cushion.  I do LOVE that fascinating bracelet –turquoisey and shiny– which brings out the shine of her shoes.  I think she looks happy and fabulous.  Yeah, I stand by my IN!

  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    IN–she looks good enough to make you forget the weird hips.

  • http://profiles.google.com/richixcore Richi Robilotto

    It is poofy, but it’s not outrages-Lady-Gaga-poofy. I LOVE the drape of the neckline.  IN.

    Gurl needs to get some shoes that fit, though. 

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

    that’s cos vivienne westwood knows how to cut.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H6FPGG4IMVA2AUSY6XXUZ3AMKY Miriam S

    Out! It looks terrible. The fit is all wrong.

  • Anonymous

    IN!  But I LOVE the bracelet!  Who’s it by, anyone know?

    • Anonymous

      Vintage David Webb.

  • Anonymous

    In. 
    The neckline balances the hips, so it works. To make any hip boosting look ok you need to bring the waist in either physically or visually, and this has the proportions sorted, unlike the Emma Stone ones.
    Not that keen on the shoes though.

  • Anonymous

    She looks gorgeous.And I love the bracelet, and the purse. IN!

  • Anonymous

    Surprisingly in.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  & I like the bracelet.

  • Mary McClelland

    In! Good for her.  She has been looking atroc lately. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SZX2C3LG37W7ABOQTGF6DC6VFM

    from the front: in

    that side image though. eek. out.

    overall…OUT.

  • Anonymous

    yea! she looks fantastic…

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

    OUT

  • narita_rayna

    best she’s looked in a long time – IN

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26QG22FL4HVT7ZA46F4EE4UEXY amyw

    In! I actually love that dress on her. But the shoes look too small or something. The toes flopping off the edge freak me out.

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

    OUT. The dress is weird and the shoes are ugly. Sorry guys.

  • Anonymous

     The dress does look nice in one SINGLE angle, but she’s on the a red carpet.  That means a total wall of photgraphers snapping at EVERY POSSIBLE angle.  She or one of her gays should’ve seen that coming. I’m going with **OUT**.

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

    IN.

  • Anonymous

    Top in, skirt out. However, she gets points for the color, so she is an in, but barely.

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

    IN. That is all.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. I do like the color and the neckline. The dress is pulling and puffing in all the wrong places.

  • http://twitter.com/chelwi Christine

    In! I think she looks gorgeous.

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

    IN, even with those annoying hip poofs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1077090078 Megan Sullivan

    I like Emma’s poofy skirt more. Out.

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

    IN. Love the shoes. I hate the color of the dress though.

  • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

    I like the shoes.  I like the tiny pop of color in the bracelet.  The dress looks like someone stuck a vacuum cleaner hose up her skirt and hit reverse.  OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    In – but only because she’s making it work. Hate that neckline. I do like the shoes, but they seem to be doing horrible things to her toes ..

  • http://onionjam.tumblr.com SkipperJane

    It’s almost a matter of what angle you look at it from, but overall, I’d give it an IN.  I like the shoes (and I like t-straps).

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress and the bracelet. I actually would want to see her wearing a colored shoe (maybe a deep purple), but she looks good here. In!

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

    OUT

  • http://stitchingincircles.etsy.com Tina

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!  The dress is so flattering form the front, and so interesting from the sides. Love the color, subtle shine, and cute  hoes! Agreed on the bracelet, tho, TLO.

  • jmoss1

    In because she is wearing Vivienne Westwood and Vivienne is never wrong. 

  • Anonymous

    in. i agree  with everything tlo said except i like the bracelet. that dress could have been bad but the whole look came together well. she misses so much on the rc i was really  happy to see this look work.

  • Anonymous

    In. I love how the clutch pushes the dress from being just a bleh neutral to being a neutral COLOR.

  • Anonymous

    IN! She looks awesome, and I like the funky bracelet as a contrasting design element.

  • Anonymous

    IN. She looks awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314255041 Irina Ryabchuk

    A belt would make it perfect, but nonetheless she looks effortless. In!

  • Anonymous

    Quirky and interesting, like MT herself.  In. 

  • Anonymous

    In. The grey looks good. She chooses the right colour and style.
    I like it.

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

    I like it, but her face looks weird. Has she had work done recently?

  • Anonymous

    I’ll give her an IN. And to be honest (though I know I’m alone on this) I really love the shape of that dress.

  • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

    The bodice does not fit her at all, the horizontal drag lines under the bust means the bodice is too long by about 1/2 inch as best I can tell.  The armsyce doesn’t fit either I think she needs more ease in the shoulder.

  • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

    I can hardly believe it, but I think I have to say In.

  • Patricia Biswanger

    IN

  • Anonymous

    Dress does not fit well, points look awful, shoes look uncomfortable.  Out!

  • Anonymous

    Out, because although she looks fine for a cocktail party, this is RED CARPET. The top of the dress is floppy and distracting and she needed some make-up or hair or jewelry oomph to the occasion. The tipping point for me from okay-in to OUT is the toe hangover on the shoes.  

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

    In.  She looks great.

  • Anonymous

    I think so looks amazing! IN :)

  • Anonymous

    IN! I lurrrrrves it. Still don’t want to see the movie, though!

  • Anonymous

    I love the bracelet.  You are silly, crazy kittens.  The dress is ridiculous, but she’s wearing it well.  I guess that makes it an IN, but perhaps she could use all that power for good next time.

  • Anonymous

    In. But it’s a little too small.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s tick off the points, I need to be scientific about this.  Color: good.  Dress: No….too pouchy and pointy and just not a Westwood fan.  Shoes: style YES but fit NO, have to call this one a draw.  Clutch: inoffensive.  Bracelet: Yes, and a nice jolt of color.  Hair: well, at least it doesn’t look raggy, but not much style there, either.  Makeup: fine.  Attitude: definitely.  So that’s four “Yes”, one outright “no”, and three “so-whats”.  I guess that means IN, but I can’t get excited about it.

    And I think she needs to ride the “let’s wear hose” wave, especially with non-pampered feet hanging out all over the place.

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    I was about to give it an IN, but looking at the skirt again – it’s just so weird and makes her THIGHS look pregnant.  Is that even possible?  But everything else is flawless, and I really love the clutch she picked.  I’m torn.  IN, I guess.  But just barely. 

  • AWStevens

    That Egyptian Ankh tatt is awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500972147 Chelsey Lauer

    In.

  • Anonymous

    In. The front view is great, love the shoes and the bracelet, I own quite a few tops with the same neckline. The side view is very Lady Gaga, but I’d still give her an IN.

  • Anonymous

    In. The front view is great, love the shoes and the bracelet, I own quite a few tops with the same neckline. The side view is very Lady Gaga, but I’d still give her an IN.

  • Anonymous

    Totally in. The skirts weird but from most angles it doesn’t seem bothersome and she looks fab. Love the shoes.You go Marissa.

  • Judy_J

    IN.  She looks marvelous.  Now THAT’S the way to do the jutting hips look.

  • Anonymous

    She looks perfect! 20somethings should die to look that good.

  • Anonymous

    The accessories are fine but that dress…? No, No, No! 

  • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

    Not a fan of the skirt shape, but everything else looks great! IN!

  • Anonymous

    The skirt is a little Judy Jetson from some angles, but otherwise it’s a really good look for her. Sometimes she shows up looking like crap, but she can really look great when she puts a little effort in.

    IN!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m voting out, mostly because no one else should be encouraged to dress like this.

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

    Out…what is with this flared hips on the dress mess???  I thought it was relatively acceptable until I saw the side shot!

  • http://twitter.com/Kaptain_Killjoy Nimith

    Out! She looks like she should have ‘Potatoes’ stamped on her arse.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t mind the top of the dress, but the skirt part – oofa.  Not a super flattering look.  And yet, with that, “You got a problem with my dress?” look, she pulls it off.  IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN! And I actually LIKE the bracelet, though I covet the shoes. The dress is killer.

  • Anonymous

    In

  • Anonymous

    In

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

    IN!  I really like this outfit and love the shoes!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

    IN!  I really like this outfit and love the shoes!

  • Anonymous

    In!

  • Anonymous

    I was scrolling through the pictures going, “Oh, I love this – I hope they like it!”  And you do!

    IN!

  • Anonymous

    I was scrolling through the pictures going, “Oh, I love this – I hope they like it!”  And you do!

    IN!

  • http://ficklekitsch.blogspot.com Jennifer Zowie

    OUT. She looks like she’s wearing a half-crunched paper bag. Also, buy shoes that fit.

  • up with pod people

    In, because Tomei looking a bit high fashion is a breath of fresh air.

  • Anonymous

    IN!the dress enhance her body just,true Vivienne Westwood aesthetic. 

  • Anonymous

    IN!the dress enhance her body just,true Vivienne Westwood aesthetic. 

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

    In – not the awesomest overall look, but together it is working.

  • Anonymous

    In. The bracelet adds a pop of color.

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

    I think she looks beautiful!  In!

  • Anonymous

    Skirt.  Why?  Speechless.  OUT.

  • Anonymous

    In. As another poster said, somehow, she’s pulling it off. The fact that the neutral doesn’t compete with her skin tone makes all the difference in the world.

  • Anonymous

    The dress is more of a silvery taupe than beige so its a whole different class of neutral.
    IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN. I thought I wasn’t going to like it very much, but for someone reason, I do.

  • Anonymous

    The skirt looks like a cheap project runway design. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    The skirt looks like a cheap project runway design. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    IN. I think she looks terrific, and she seems really comfortable in it.

  • Anonymous

    In. Love Vivienne Westwood dresses. 

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

    In… her confidence and her hair are winning it for me.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely out. The bottom of the dress looks like a freakin’ apple turnover, and not in a good way. And even with the edges, the outfit is still boring as heck.

  • Anonymous

    IN  I cant believe this is Westwood but  IN – she looks cute.

  • Anonymous

    I think she should have gone with a lighter eye and a bolder lip, but otherwise she looks okay. Points for pulling off a difficult dress!

  • Anonymous

    super in!

    i not only love the color on her, but i like what she did with the accessories, most notably the purse.  i know it seems silly since it’s such a small item, but i like that it doesn’t technically match but is still amazing with the look.  it ALMOST matches one of the colors in her bracelet, but not quite.  and i love the bracelet, especially with the minimal bling elsewhere.  oh and of course i agree with tlo about the shoes ~ the gold design elements (and thin straps) keep the neutral from being overwhelming on her foot, unlike a bear trap of a pump would be.

  • Shawn Hill

    In, and the bangle is nice, too. A welcome spot of color. But, I liked her Oscar dress, too. I don’t understand girl shoes unless they’re by Alexander McQueen.

  • oohsparkley!

    IN.  She’s made it work, but she’d look better in thousands of other dresses.

  • Anonymous

    IN!  I think she looks fabulous from all angles.  She’s werqing the hell out of that Vivian Westwood dress, which can’t be easy.  And that bracelet you guys hate is vintage David Webb.  Fabulous and highly collectible, not to mention, pricey.  http://www.luxist.com/2005/02/14/luxist-field-trip-animal-bracelets-at-david-webb/

  • mc90

    She looks MAH-velous! —Emmylou

  • Anonymous

    Sure, the dress has some weird angles, but it looks really interesting overall and it’s totally out of the red carpet box. IN.

  • http://twitter.com/hillaryblock Hillary Block

    what is with celebrities shoving their feet in shoes that are at least a size too small? HAMMER TOE!!!!