WERQ: Sarah Jessica Parker in Mary McFadden

Posted on July 26, 2011

We could have done this as an “In or Out,” because if we’ve learned one thing with this blog it’s that people have a lot of opinions about SJP, but we didn’t want to subject you to three in one day and besides, we wanted this one to ourselves.

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Artistry on Ice Press Conference in China in Mary McFadden dress paired with Roger Vivier shoes.

Despite her (totally earned, in our opinion) reputation as a fashionista, SJP tends to make mistakes fairly often and they’re not so much of the “risk-taking” variety of, say, Michelle Obama, as they are of the “I’m not sure what people want from me” kind. For someone so into fashion, she can be remarkable inconsistent. In recent years, it seems to us she’s been having a hard time figuring out how to stay fashionable in her middle age while still giving the public a little of that old Carrie Bradshaw magic. To her credit, it’s been a while since we said she was dressing too young, so at least she’s not making that mistake anymore.

The way we see it, this is a great look for her. It’s vibrant and body-hugging and looks great in pictures. It’s paired with shoes that give the look some oomph, since the dress alone wouldn’t have been enough. Hair and makeup look great (yes, we know she wears too much eyeliner but at this point, it’s a signature) and the overall feel is chic, a little sexy, and totally appropriate. Maybe not as WERQ-worthy as Katy Perry showing up in a Smurfette skater’s costume, but we’re just the kind of queens who sometimes want to give the snaps up to simple good taste. You WERQ that shit, girl.

[Photo Credit: celebutopia.net]

    • Rebecca Johnson

      Compare this with how she looked on the Vogue cover. I’m not saying she looks bad here, but she looks like a woman who has gotten older as time moves on – y’know, like all human beings. I don’t understand why magazines think that their audience want to see digital renderings of what their cover models could look like if they were made of plastic.

    • Anonymous

      For some reason the first thing that sprang to my mind was: If that dress is available in some slightly more boring colour we’re going to see Cathy Cambridge in it soon.

      • Anonymous

        Spot on. I thought the same thing, regarding Cathy Cambridge.

    • Anonymous

      I can get behind this WERQ. It is a very pretty dress, and it highlights her figure and face in a really great way. But would it have killed her to put on a little lipstick?

      • Anonymous

        not everyone does lipstick… she did dark eyes.  no need for ‘lipstick.’  i’ve worn ‘lipstick’ like 5 times in my life, and that was in stage make up. 

      • Anonymous

        She has smallish lips.  Lipstick (she is wearing pink gloss) would compete with the eye make-up

    • Anonymous

      Exactly the kind of dress that looks great on her body type! Not *loving* the hair, but the dress totally makes up for it.

      • margaret meyers

        Yeah, the hair needs to be up with this dress.

        • Anonymous

          The hair needs a hot oil treatment or something.

        • Anonymous

          I’ll see you hair up, and raise you a haircut. Six inches off, please!

      • Cheri Lee

        I’m getting the feeling that not everyone likes an older woman with long hair.  First Nina now SJP.  What’s with the hair?  I think its unnatural to have perfect hair like Cathy.  It is but ass hot outside!  I like the idea that I am not the only one with a little frizz.  Besides, long hair is good for covering crows feet that’s why Goldie Hawn always has those friggin bangs in her eyes.

        • Anonymous

          I think an older woman has to be careful about long hair. The artlessly free-flowing locks of youth don’t look as good past one’s 20’s or in some cases mid-30’s, usually.  An older woman needs to have the imprint of shape and style put on her longer hair. But it’s a subjective tipping point. In my personal view the 40’s is too early to give up on long hair for most women, but it varies. Usually Ms. Garcia’s shows enough shape from her cut that I think she still pulls it off, while SJP, as here, lets her ends go all scraggly and teenager on us.

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

          She’s a celebrity at a special event, so yeah I have higher standards for her hair than your average gal (or celeb) on the street. And while I’m both fine with her hair in this specific instance (yes it’s frizzy, but not badly so) and with “long hair” on women in general including older women, there’s a point in some people’s lives where the big lion’s mane of hair stops looking fresh. Especially when they’ve had that hairstyle going on for quite a while. Again, I really think she looks good in these photos–but in general I think she needs to change up her hair. She looks nice with short hair and with a less voluminous long style, too.

          • Anonymous

            I think she might look awesome with a very sharp, angled bob, sort of a la Posh, but I bet some other people would say her face is harsh/angular enough as it is and that haircut would just make it worse. I think that’s crap–embrace the angles, people!–but I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s holding onto the big waves because she thinks it softens her.

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s more the fact that SJP has had that hairdo for FOREVER and it’s getting a little stale.

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

      I love SJP.  For one thing, she’s not living in terror of making a mistake, which automatically makes her more interesting.  (Of course, if you lived in public during the 80’s there are already enough terrible looks of yours preserved on film for eternity; worrying about a couple more is probably pointless.)

      And I get what her dilemma is: it is hard to keep your style, when it’s a style defined by youth.  I mean, I’m not even 30 yet, and I already find it difficult to know what to wear because I’m too old for some of the things that used to be staples in my wardrobe. 

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      I think she looks better here than she has in quite some time, even though I feel that this dress is season INappropriate.  And is it just me, or has she lightened up on the eyeliner?  I’m patiently waiting (ok…maybe not so patiently) for the day when the middle part goes out of style.  It frames very few faces well and just drags the face down, in my opinion.

      • Anonymous

        I’m with you on the dress not being appropriate to the season. I think it happens a lot, the celeb wants to be ahead of the curve when it comes to being au courant, but then that means wearing what just happened on the runways, which is always ahead of season. And I’m with you on the center part. I forgive her a lot when it comes to her hair, because I can sympathize with how hard it is to be a curly haired girl. But an off-center part, or even a side part would be much more flattering for her long face.

      • Anonymous

        I’m with you on the dress not being appropriate to the season. I think it happens a lot, the celeb wants to be ahead of the curve when it comes to being au courant, but then that means wearing what just happened on the runways, which is always ahead of season. And I’m with you on the center part. I forgive her a lot when it comes to her hair, because I can sympathize with how hard it is to be a curly haired girl. But an off-center part, or even a side part would be much more flattering for her long face.

        • Anonymous

          I was thinking the same re: a side part.

      • http://twitter.com/velleitas Isy

        If you live in the PNW, this is definitely season appropriate. I turned the heat on in my car and haven’t gone a day to work without putting on a leather jacket. We’ve had maybe 3 days about 70F this year so far. If China is anything similar, then this is fine, especially if the temp drops in the evening.. And she doesn’t look particularly sweaty, so I’m assuming it’s alright.

        • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

          See, I’m a Texan and have been sweating like a whore in church for the past few months, so I automatically think that anything with sleeves longer than 2 centimeters is season inappropriate.  Ha!

          • http://twitter.com/velleitas Isy

            I def know what you mean! I grew up in Texas, so this “summer” where it rains all season and I’m still reaching for a scarf and long sleeves is definitely not my idea of great weather.

            I think this “weather map” about sums up what the country looks like right now: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lonhlewOfV1qbkpo2o1_400.jpg

        • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

          I’m from the PNW, too. I didn’t even think about whether this dress might not be summer-appropriate, because seriously, I keep forgetting it’s supposed to be summer. ;)

        • http://twitter.com/BryanInsurance Bryan Insurance

          I just took the flannel sheets off my bed last week when the temperature got over 75 (which has only happened about 4 days so far this year BTW).  This dress looks perfect for the Seattle “summer” season.

          • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

            I’m a summer fan and love the heat, but we’ve had something like 35 days where the temperature has been over 100 degrees (103 today, as a matter of fact).  This is the first year EVER that I’ve wished for cooler weather.

          • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

            I’m a summer fan and love the heat, but we’ve had something like 35 days where the temperature has been over 100 degrees (103 today, as a matter of fact).  This is the first year EVER that I’ve wished for cooler weather.

    • Anonymous

      It’s a great look for her and the shoes are a nice touch. I couldn’t see jewelry added. The dress can stand on it’s own. Nice work, SJP.

    • Anonymous

      She looks gorgeous, I love the color, and I haven’t heard about Mary McFadden for years. She had her moment in the early 80’s, then went quiet (or at least, I stopped noticing her). I had no idea she was still kicking.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        Mary McFadden is very much still alive and kicking. I saw her a few months back in the city out having drinks and she looked absolutely stunning.

        • Anonymous

          There was a time when she was everywhere.

          –GothamTomato

          • Anonymous

            I lost interest in Ms. Mcfadden when she insited in foisting her bizarro “partner” on everyone and everything.  I can’t recall his name right now.   Kahlo?  Something like that.  He had this super dark dyed hair in a very unattractive blunt cut and they both went about life looking VERY SERIOUS, like they were doing open heart surgery.  It was odd…..

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

              I think you’re referring to Kohle Yohannan. Related news. Is Blair Waldorf’s mother on Gossip Girl based on Mary McFadden? Let’s chew on that for a spell.

            • Anonymous

              YES!  Thanks, i googled him and saw some current pics from his book – HEL-LO Daddy!  He turned out quite hot.  I see their marriage ended in early 90’s, no big surprise.  Sorry, I’ve never watched Gossip Girl, I am of no help.

            • Anonymous

              I just assumed the McFadden was vintage.  SJP wears vintage frequently, and I thought Mary McFadden was finished after her strange “retirement,” which included some sordid money-related issues, did it not?  Either way, I like the dress on Sarah Jessica very much, and think that the shoes are the perfect way to keep the dress modern.  

          • Anonymous

            I lost interest in Ms. Mcfadden when she insited in foisting her bizarro “partner” on everyone and everything.  I can’t recall his name right now.   Kahlo?  Something like that.  He had this super dark dyed hair in a very unattractive blunt cut and they both went about life looking VERY SERIOUS, like they were doing open heart surgery.  It was odd…..

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

      She looks fantastic. Love the color and texture of the dress and the shoes are paired wonderfully!

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

      I like the dress, but I don’t think the color is all that good on her.  Still meh about her hair.

    • Anonymous

      agree TLO. 

    • Erin Nice

      Smashing. I love her and I think she looks gorgeous here. 

    • Erin Nice

      Smashing. I love her and I think she looks gorgeous here. 

    • MilaXX

      I like it and think she looks good. The only thing I would change is the center part on her hair as it elongates her face. A side part would not de-emphasize that. Bonus points for being over 40 and realizing it’s time to lengthen the hemline and I love the color on her. If she had gone with browns liner instead of the now trademark black it would have brought her eyes out even more.

    • MilaXX

      I like it and think she looks good. The only thing I would change is the center part on her hair as it elongates her face. A side part would not de-emphasize that. Bonus points for being over 40 and realizing it’s time to lengthen the hemline and I love the color on her. If she had gone with browns liner instead of the now trademark black it would have brought her eyes out even more.

    • Anonymous

      Since no one is regularly taking my picture, nor coming to me for fashion advice I think I’ll just reserve any bitchiness and say she looks fabulous!  I’ve always liked her.

    • Anonymous

      Since no one is regularly taking my picture, nor coming to me for fashion advice I think I’ll just reserve any bitchiness and say she looks fabulous!  I’ve always liked her.

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

      I uncritically love her, despite her foibles and imperfections.  She looks great here.

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

      I uncritically love her, despite her foibles and imperfections.  She looks great here.

    • Anonymous

      WERQ indeed!  Classic SJP, showing off all of her best assets.  Killer bod, great legs and most importantly of all, a super confident attitude without the dive/bitch thing so many want to throw in too the mix.  She looks fantastic!

    • Anonymous

      WERQ indeed!  Classic SJP, showing off all of her best assets.  Killer bod, great legs and most importantly of all, a super confident attitude without the dive/bitch thing so many want to throw in too the mix.  She looks fantastic!

    • http://joansbooks.blogspot.com/ lilithcat

      Great dress, but is it bad if I say, “I didn’t know Mary McFadden was still around!”?

      The shoes, however, are just a tad bit too clunky for the dress.

      • Anonymous

        I didn’t know that, either, come to think of it.
        I also agree the shoes are a bit too clunky. 
        But she looks great in the dress, though i wish it was just a snitch shorter.

    • http://joansbooks.blogspot.com/ lilithcat

      Great dress, but is it bad if I say, “I didn’t know Mary McFadden was still around!”?

      The shoes, however, are just a tad bit too clunky for the dress.

    • Anonymous

      WERQ is right! snaps for you SJP! you look amazing and the boys say it well. 

    • Anonymous

      WERQ is right! snaps for you SJP! you look amazing and the boys say it well. 

    • Susan Foster

      It’s almost there for me; I just don’t like the length.  

    • Susan Foster

      It’s almost there for me; I just don’t like the length.  

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      I’m one of those prone to dissing her, but she looks good here.  Love the dress, can tolerate the shoes, and even the makeup isn’t too raccoony for me.  WERQing.

    • Anonymous

      I’m one of those prone to dissing her, but she looks good here.  Love the dress, can tolerate the shoes, and even the makeup isn’t too raccoony for me.  WERQing.

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

      Fabulous color.  Fabulous bod.  BUT, still think the hair is a real detriment… does NOT flatter her features, and she needs brighter lipstick. Sorry, precious TLo, don’t care for those shoes.  

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OMTA7CJOTIYAF34H5OZ5PMFBQI Terri

        I completely agree. The long hair parted down the middle ages her and elongates her face. And she does need more color in her face, but soften the eye makeup. Also, the shoes are wrong for this dress, way too clunky and dark. 

    • margaret meyers

      Love the dress and the shoes; I hate the hair.  She needs a little volume at the top.

      This flat on top, wavy blankets of hair down the side is a little harsh on just about everybody and I do not understand why it is catching on.  That Zshooozsh Guy knows it:  volume up and away is like a little face lift (and I’m not talking Betty Ford volume).

    • Anonymous

      Normally I get very annoyed with her refusal to recognize that she’s too old for the long windblown locks but even her hair looks good here.
      LOVE the dress.
      Shoes are a tad too heavy for the dress IMHO.

      • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

        But I don’t think she has the face either for short hair or updo’s either. So. 

    • mcarlson

      That is a beautiful dress in a beautiful color. The shoes? meh.

    • Shawn Hill

      The dress DOES bring it, because of its body hugging texture; goddess without being all sentimental about it, and I think the hair is a signature for SJP too. Happily hat free!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

      Don’t love the color so much, but do love the texture and silhouette.
       

    • Judy_J

      Love the dress…it fits her like a glove and the color is to die for.  I do wish she’d lay off the black eyeliner and put a bit more color on her lips.  And her hair needs updating, big time.  Shock us, SJP….get a brand new ‘do!

      • Anonymous

        Last night I saw part of an old SITC where she had her hair in a short wavy bob parted on the side and it looked terrific.  Much more flattering.
        Love everything else here though.  Great dress.

        • Erin Nice

          That was my favourite of her SATC hairstyles! It was fabulous on her. If I remember correctly, it’s from when she first started working at Vogue.

    • Anonymous

      She’d look better IMO if she’d gain a little weight.  She’s skin, bones, tendons and breasts.

    • Anonymous

      I love this dress. She looks great and appropriate. And real!

    • Anonymous

      It’s ok, I Iike the dress itself and the color but she, Like Kyra S, needs a new hairstyle.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      I love that dress!  Gorgeous – want it.  I’d give her an IN.  I wish she would experiment with a different hair style occasionally, but otherwise she looks good.

    • Anonymous

      I agree that she looks good here. 

      I do NOT agree with ” “risk-taking” variety of, say, Michelle Obama,”  
      IMO (and I’ve seen others agree here) MO rarely looks good when she is not decked out in something  formal (gowns,etc)..  Otherwise she too often looks sloppy or lazy or just plain wrong.  (and almost never is it because it looks like she was taking a risk – unless that mean boob belts and poorly fitting or sloppy

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

      Nice- it’s “body hugging” but not so tight that it clings like saran wrap.

    • Liana Brooks

      I love the color and the crossing at the chest, but I’m not sold on the dress. The collar looks uncomfortably high, and it looks like there are shoulder pads. She wears it well, but it’s not something I’ll rush off to buy.

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks great here.  Whether it’s the dress or her, she looks very relaxed and not as gaunt as she often does.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE that dress on her – modest while still being extremely figure-flattering.  I would totally wear it myself, sans the shoulder pads.  Don’t care for the shoes, it’s mostly the thickness of the ankle strap that pulls the look down.

    • http://twitter.com/bevog bevog

      I don’t get it.  The dress is quite ugly IMHO.

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

      I am not sure about the linebacker shoulder pads – they’re a bit too severe

    • Joyce VG

      Gorgeous!

    • Terence Ng

      People give her so much shit for how she looks, but I never thought she was particularly hideous. In fact, I think she ranges from off to gorgeous, like anyone else would.

      I like that she embraces fashion and isn’t always following trends you’ve seen time and time again.

      She looks great here. Shabam.

    • Anonymous

      definitely in!  the hem looks a little frayed, but she looks fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      Not crazy about the shoes, but what a figure-flattering dress! Very pretty. Now, let’s work on the “do.”

    • Anonymous

      Is this vintage?  It sure looks very 80’s.  The color is great and I love the shoes so I agree, she’s werqing it.

    • http://twitter.com/BryanInsurance Bryan Insurance

      Time for an update to that hair – c’mon SJP!  Love the dress but think the shoes look too clunky. 

    • Anonymous

      It looks like Fortuny pleating, which is always gorgeous and flattering. I think she’s looks incredible here – what a great color and style. But I think the shoes are not right — close, but the top strap is to heavy and cuts her legs. A thinner strap would have made it perfect.

    • Anonymous

      I completely agree…WERQ!

    • Anonymous

      I just don’t get it with her – fairly unattractive woman, too much eyeliner so she has raccoon eyes (it that is her signature, she needs to change it!), not very talented, why-oh-why is she so popular?? Sex In The City was an OK show, nothing great, she wasn’t the strongest cast member. And while this dress is pretty, she doesn’t look as good as half a dozen women at the last wedding I went to. Color me confused.

    • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

      I really love this dress.

    • Anonymous

      SJP, is serving up a big plate of you wish you look this good in clothing at your age and mine!

    • Anonymous

      Super flattering dress on her–love it!

    • Anonymous

      She looks great in that dress. It fits her so well and it’s such a great color.

    • narita_rayna

      so perfect on her. love the fit, silhouette & color. total knockout.

    • Anonymous

      that dress is positively spectacular.  and i wish i had it b/c i think if it were sold in my size, it’d look good on me too.  but dayum, she’s giving it her all her ~ and it’s so simple but so dynamic.

    • Anonymous

      i actually think this is an appropriate deployment of bear trap shoes. the dress is simple, but not dainty, and needs a little something to add some edge.

      WERQs for me!

    • Anonymous

      The shoes look a little heavy to me and I think something other than black would have looked better.  Otherwise she looks pretty great, love the dress.

    • Anonymous

      I am *almost* there with you on a WERQ for this, but for her hair, which just looks unwashed, and the fact that her necklace is being worn under the dress, which is just a WTF moment for such a camera-savvy person.

      That having been said, the dress is very very nice, and I almost like the shoes.  I would have given this an ‘in’ if you would have done an ‘in or out’.

    • Anonymous

      I like the dress a lot — but not on her. She’s too scrawny — the rows of pleats emphasize her angular figure. I don’t like the black shoes. I would have preferred silver or bronze or even, gasp, nude. The black is too heavy. This dress might look great with shoes with embellishments/jewels. 
      Not WERQing for me. 

    • Anonymous

      I agree it’s a WERQ. But I usually do like her clothes, even when she’s a bit off.

    • Anonymous

      cant win without some losses…She prolly lost a stylist for a while and not found a good one for some time. She looks pretty fab here though.

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

      I agree.  If anything, the shoe is a little heavy but her body looks slamming in this dress. If I found something this flattering, I’d have one made in every color and never wear anything else.

      (Between her and Cathy, I guess I’m going to have to accept the black eyeliner trend.  Sigh.)

    • Anonymous

      She looks terrific. A lesser sleeve would be more appropriate considering the heat…but this is a solid good look on the wold clothes horse (GET IT? lol made myself laugh).

    • Anne Lucchesi

      I love the outfit, I just wish she could do something different with her hair. It always looks a little bit thrashed to me.

    • Robert Sanchez

      The dress is a good choice. The shoes seems a bit heavy for the dress, especially as it’s July. I’m not a SJP fan, but she looks pulled together here, stylish, and age-appropriate.

    • Robert Sanchez

      The dress is a good choice. The shoes seems a bit heavy for the dress, especially as it’s July. I’m not a SJP fan, but she looks pulled together here, stylish, and age-appropriate.

    • Anonymous

      She looks fantastic!  This is her best look in a long time.  The dress is beautiful, and it works for her, both style- and color-wise. Great length too–show some nice leg, but don’t be a slut about it. I still don’t get black suede shoes in summer, and I never will, but in spite of that, I like the shoes. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44DVCQ623KZ3CQM7XIOQ3V3UOE Lauren

      That hair needs to be given a rest. Not that middle-aged and older women can’t rock long hair, but her’s has been looking this tired and exhausted for how many years now? Although at this point, I’m not sure how many people would recognize SJP without it.

    • http://thememorexe.com memorexe

      Mary McFadden!!!!
      Is she still operational?! Fashion Gods Be Praised!

    • Anonymous

      I like it. Great color and shape and its age-appropriate. I’ve always liked SJP for her spunk and acceptance of her unique looks. Although I wish she’d kept her original brown hair (remember her in Footloose?) and that she’d tone down the eyeliner. But she looks wonderful here.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, it looks as if she backed off on the eyeliner this time. That’s a great dress and fits her beautifully, just the right length. I would have given her an IN.

      • Anonymous

        I agree, baby steps on the eye makeup. Sometimes it’s so thick it’s like she purposely clumps her mascara. This is an improvement. And I love the dress. I don’t care about her hair length but the color… it’s like what most people dye their hair away from and it’s not flattering to her skin tone. Neither is the lipstick. Maybe a different blush would have helped. The overall look is good though.

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

      I love this, because, well, it’s a wonderful dress–color, texture– that I wish I could wear but can’t possibly. It’s a gift to see someone with the right body wearing it and werqing it.  Thank you, SJP!

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

      I love this, because, well, it’s a wonderful dress–color, texture– that I wish I could wear but can’t possibly. It’s a gift to see someone with the right body wearing it and werqing it.  Thank you, SJP!

    • Beth G

      I want her to eat something with fat.

    • Anonymous

      That dress is amazing on her.

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      I think she looks lovely, and her hair doesn’t bother me for some reason. WERQ! 

    • Anonymous

      Hate the runching (not the word but you get the idea), otherwise everything is fine. 

    • Anonymous

      Honestly, I think there are few things as bad for a face like hers as a middle part. A side-part in her hair would be infinitely more flattering.

    • Christine Campbell

      I think the “looks great in pictures” part is really evident here…and that’s something a lot of lesser beings than SJP really just don’t get…

      WERQ it, girl.  I love you.

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

      She looks mostly great and she’s working that dress.  I just can’t get past her hands, though.  They creep me out.

    • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

      I think she looks great. Her hands are very thin, bony and veiny, but that reminds me that women aren’t really meant to be that thin, regardless of what Hollywood demands.

    • Anonymous

      This outfit is a perfect example of the difference styling makes. The dress is what I’d call a transitional piece – you know, like furniture that isn’t quite classic, but not exactly identifiable as modern either. Paired with pumps or low-heeled sandals, a long string of pearls and an updo it would be standard Dowager Countess fare. SJP’s hair and choice of shoes, although not spot-on, keep the dress looking more on the youthful and fresh side. The color and shape of the dress look great on her too, and it’s saturated with just enough color to work in any season.  Those sleeves, though, are straight up 80s. Which come to think of it, may have been the last time I saw a Mary McFadden dress.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000484988865 Patricia Steere

      Shorten the dress a little, but not to a gyno-revealing length. She needs her hair up or shorter or both.  These straggly locks age her. 

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks great but for the hair. Not that it’s so terribly awful, but unless it’s lit just right it just looks straggly (and generously augmented).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294512334 Terri Griffith

      Wow, I’m not a fan of hers or her style but I’m loving this!

    • Anonymous

      Looks great. As for the hair — honestly, wouldn’t just about every style and color make her look worse? (not that I love the hair but I think there’s a reason she sticks with the color and style)

    • Anonymous

      I LOVE this dress, and I love it on her. But I hate her hair, esp. with this look. I like her with a bob. This drags her down, and it bores me. Time for a change, SJP. In my humble opinion. :)

    • Anonymous

      I would love to see her get an a-line bob.  That long strangly look is done.  But other than the hair, she looks beautiful! I love that purple.

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

        I totally agree, she needs a new hairstyle, and Ithink she could go really short with a Marcel wave bob.  She’d look like Gloria Swanson!

    • Anonymous

      What a great dress.  Gorgeous color. That style dress would flatter many shapes of women, not just model thin people.

    • Anonymous

      What a great dress.  Gorgeous color. That style dress would flatter many shapes of women, not just model thin people.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Finley/1303716227 Scott Finley

      Wow.  Mary McFadden.  I remember that name from the late 70s/early 80s because my mom was a big fan of her clothes (which essentially looked the same as this dress) and would go to NYC a few times a year and drop a mint on pieces, and would often have some of Mary McF’s gauzy/silky/pleaty things amogst her purchases (and damn they cost a mint!).   They were perfect for that moment in time.  Anyway, is she still designing or someone buy the name….either way, great look.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE this dress!  I want one.

    • http://twitter.com/kimsylvi SEK

      Great color on her. The thing is, every time I see her I tend to focus on one thing: her hands. They are so veiny and bony–I just want to give them something to eat. I think she looks fab, but her hands make her seem so much older.

    • Anonymous

      WERQ worthy indeed. McFadden. Really? I’d forgotten all about her. Anyway, loving this look on SJP, looking good.

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

      I usually don’t like the way SJP looks and I really want her to find a new hairstyle STAT, but TLo are spot on with this one. She looks very, very nice. Werq, SJP!

    • http://twitter.com/JaniceMSmith joy peace

      Not feeling it for Summer.  Too hot for long sleeves.  Brighter color please!!!

      Love you anyways. :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

      I find that McFadden fabric interesting, but this dress ages her, and girls of our age don’t need that.

    • Anonymous

      As tired as I am seeing SJP several times a week for doing nothing but wearing clothes, and sometimes not very well, I was surprised to see her looking so fabulous. Absolutely gorgeous color on a dress that is interesting and fits impeccably. The shoes seem a bit awkward but they look good enough. You boys are dead on here, and I usually don’t agree with your love for Miss Thang, but she’s cute cute cute here.

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

       I think it’s super cute and really fits her figure. And the design is very pretty.

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

       I think it’s super cute and really fits her figure. And the design is very pretty.

    • Anonymous

      What does WERQ stand for?  I have totally forgotten.

    • Anonymous

      She looks great.

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks good, but I HATE that dress… looks like something my grandmother would have worn.

    • Amanda in Austin

      I wish she’d cut 6 inches off her hair.

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

      Cool dress.  She looks great.

    • Rachelle Neame

      Omg I swear I tried on a dress just like that a month ago. Now to desperately find it and wear it forever, luvittt

    • Lisa

      I freaking LOVE this!  She looks amazing!  WERQ it, SJP!

    • Ashley DeHaye

      While it doesn’t blow my mind, I have to commend her (and recommend many, MANY starlets take lessons from her.) There are ways to show off a banging body that do not include a bandage dress or really any spandex at all.