In or Out: Christina Ricci in Michael Kors

Posted on August 09, 2011

Happy Holidays to all the Bitter Kittens! And the very best of New Year’s, darlings!

What? It’s August? Well, someone should’ve told Christina Ricci, then.

Christina Ricci attends the Disney ABC Televison Group’s ‘TCA 2001 Summer Press Tour’ in Beverly Hills in a Michael Kors smoke print dress. Shoes by Yves Saint Laurent.

YSL Trib Too High Heel Pump in Red Suede

To be fair, we probably wouldn’t be making this critique so strenuously if Anne Hathaway hadn’t just done the same thing. In the constant battle to remain stylish on the red carpet (and to avoid the dread of accidentally wearing something someone else was photographed wearing), a lot of gals show up looking like they just arrived here from 6 months ago. This isn’t the worst we’ve seen, but the whole look sure as hell doesn’t say “late summer” to either of us.

Further, we just don’t like this look. It’s all good on paper, but it’s not really working for Miss Christina at all. For one, it’s kind of severe. With the tight bodice, flared skirt and pin-straight hair, it’s giving her a bit of a bobblehead look. We’re not entirely sure what we would have done differently (aside from scrapping the whole look and starting over). We love the dress, but we don’t think the shoes really help the look and the hair and makeup are really harsh. Maybe a pair of sandals and some colorful bangles would have made it look a little lighter. Whatever the case, it’s just not working for us.

VOTE NOW!

IN! Fierce, chic, and sexy!

OUT! Robot Girl Christmas!

Olivia Wilde’s “Half-Breed” dress got itself an IN from the minions. T Lo is pleased.

[Photo Credit: PRPhotos.com, Michael Buckner/Getty Images, ysl.com]

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  • http://aintbaroque.wordpress.com/ Ain’t Baroque

    Can’t believe I’m standing on the opposite side of the fence, but… in! Love the silhouette and the shoes, although I would’ve put the hair up and toned down the lips.

  • http://aintbaroque.wordpress.com/ Ain’t Baroque

    Can’t believe I’m standing on the opposite side of the fence, but… in! Love the silhouette and the shoes, although I would’ve put the hair up and toned down the lips.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rociosaurio Rocío Vázquez

    Yeah i like it, it’s not perfect, but IN

  • http://profiles.google.com/rociosaurio Rocío Vázquez

    Yeah i like it, it’s not perfect, but IN

  • Anonymous

    Minnie Mouse shoes (in her signature color this time, even).

    Ms. Christina here isn’t that old, but god damn does that makeup age her. She looks like she was going for the Sam Jones look and missed it.

    OUT.

    Edit: I really am kind of sad about the out-ing on this one. I kinda love her.

  • Anonymous

    Minnie Mouse shoes (in her signature color this time, even).

    Ms. Christina here isn’t that old, but god damn does that makeup age her. She looks like she was going for the Sam Jones look and missed it.

    OUT.

    Edit: I really am kind of sad about the out-ing on this one. I kinda love her.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t hate it, but I’m not loving the proportions on her. Her torso looks ridiculously long. Also, the styling has left looking very Victoria Beckham-ish.

    But I gotta add: Killer stems girl!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t hate it, but I’m not loving the proportions on her. Her torso looks ridiculously long. Also, the styling has left looking very Victoria Beckham-ish.

    But I gotta add: Killer stems girl!

    • Anonymous

      I got a VB vibe as well, which isn’t bad, but she could’ve lightened the tone up a bit with different hair/makeup/shoe choices.  But I think I quite like the dress.

    • Anonymous

      I got a VB vibe as well, which isn’t bad, but she could’ve lightened the tone up a bit with different hair/makeup/shoe choices.  But I think I quite like the dress.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G65AD2RWIJUUOA7B5R54U7652E LE Molnar

      V Beckham was my first reaction too, which trends negative to me. 

      I have to say I don;t really ike the dress. Maybe in real life it’s lovely but the ‘smoke’ pattern adds to the appearance of weird proportions.I love CR but this isn’t the look for her. Alas, OUT

  • Anonymous

    Tight, short, and shiny.  Where’s Heidi?

    Out. I want to like it, but I can’t.

  • Anonymous

    Tight, short, and shiny.  Where’s Heidi?

    Out. I want to like it, but I can’t.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    In.  I am loving it. 

  • Vaniljekjeks

    In.  I am loving it. 

  • Anonymous

    The proportions on the dress make her body look really strange, IMO. Her torso looks weirdly long and because her waist is so tiny and long, her shoulders look REALLY broad in this. A very strange look.

    • Anonymous

      Her torso IS weirdly long (I suffer the same problem), she just chose a dress that happens to accentuate that fact.

      She doesn’t look awful, but I can’t give this look an in either.  Out.

    • Anonymous

      Her torso IS weirdly long (I suffer the same problem), she just chose a dress that happens to accentuate that fact.

      She doesn’t look awful, but I can’t give this look an in either.  Out.

  • Anonymous

    The proportions on the dress make her body look really strange, IMO. Her torso looks weirdly long and because her waist is so tiny and long, her shoulders look REALLY broad in this. A very strange look.

  • Anonymous

    If those aren’t “eff me” pumps, then I don’t know what is.  IN (but barely)

    • Anonymous

      The idea of Minnie Mouse F-Me pumps just creeps me out! LOL!

    • Anonymous

      The idea of Minnie Mouse F-Me pumps just creeps me out! LOL!

      • Anonymous

        Bahah!  I didn’t even think about that…ew…. :)

  • Anonymous

    If those aren’t “eff me” pumps, then I don’t know what is.  IN (but barely)

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress but I hate everything else: her hair looks limp and her lipstick is blinding me. I don’t hate the shoes, but I’m not loving them either. I give the dress an In and Christina an Out.

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress but I hate everything else: her hair looks limp and her lipstick is blinding me. I don’t hate the shoes, but I’m not loving them either. I give the dress an In and Christina an Out.

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

    Don’t like the hair or lip color; the rest of the makeup is fine. I see where you’re coming from on the Christmas-NYE party look, but I think the length of the dress and slevelessness is keeping it summer-appropriate. The dress fits her like a glove and looks gorgeous, shoes are decent, jewelry passable. Overall, I think this is an IN.

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

    Don’t like the hair or lip color; the rest of the makeup is fine. I see where you’re coming from on the Christmas-NYE party look, but I think the length of the dress and slevelessness is keeping it summer-appropriate. The dress fits her like a glove and looks gorgeous, shoes are decent, jewelry passable. Overall, I think this is an IN.

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

    I hate the dress. It’s just too short and stiff looking for that kind of skirt, and the proportions look off or something. It just stands away from her body awkwardly. And it makes the bodice look way too tight instead of just form fitting. The color is ok though, and the shoes aren’t bad except I have a thing about suede in August. So OUT. Plus. Her hair. And her lips match her shoes.

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

    I hate the dress. It’s just too short and stiff looking for that kind of skirt, and the proportions look off or something. It just stands away from her body awkwardly. And it makes the bodice look way too tight instead of just form fitting. The color is ok though, and the shoes aren’t bad except I have a thing about suede in August. So OUT. Plus. Her hair. And her lips match her shoes.

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      I’m totally with you on the bodice looking way too tight and I also have a thing against suede in summer.  Suede is for fall/winter, my fine feathered friends.  I’ll also add that the makeup is too heavy.  Summer calls for lighter, fresher makeup!  I dig her and wish I could give this an IN.

  • Anonymous

    All those Minnie Mouse shoes do is make small women look even tinier… in a “I stole my mom’s shoes” kind of way.

  • Anonymous

    All those Minnie Mouse shoes do is make small women look even tinier… in a “I stole my mom’s shoes” kind of way.

  • Anonymous

    Also, the fabric is so tight and shiny that it makes her look really muscular, like a svelte bodybuilder in a dress version of a wrestling unitard, or a cartoon superhero–Otter Woman!

  • Anonymous

    Also, the fabric is so tight and shiny that it makes her look really muscular, like a svelte bodybuilder in a dress version of a wrestling unitard, or a cartoon superhero–Otter Woman!

  • Judy_J

    I like the dress, except that it is just a tad bit too short.  Not loving the shoes, but that’s probably because the skirt is too short.  She also needs to tone down the lip color.  Otherwise, I think she looks pretty good.  I give her an IN.

  • Judy_J

    I like the dress, except that it is just a tad bit too short.  Not loving the shoes, but that’s probably because the skirt is too short.  She also needs to tone down the lip color.  Otherwise, I think she looks pretty good.  I give her an IN.

  • Anonymous

    I love that dress and think it looks great on her.  Agreed, the suede shoes are a wrong choice for August and I don’t really like her hair in this manner that she has been doing.  I love her with bangs and a little more volume.  All in all, though, I must give her a “squek under the wire” IN. 

  • Anonymous

    I love that dress and think it looks great on her.  Agreed, the suede shoes are a wrong choice for August and I don’t really like her hair in this manner that she has been doing.  I love her with bangs and a little more volume.  All in all, though, I must give her a “squek under the wire” IN. 

  • Anonymous

    A tad severe but I have to vote IN. I really like her jewelry and the different tones of everything she is wearing. Also, she is clearly feeling, which goes a long way in selling it.

  • Anonymous

    A tad severe but I have to vote IN. I really like her jewelry and the different tones of everything she is wearing. Also, she is clearly feeling, which goes a long way in selling it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1550881905 Hildegerd Haugen

    She is such a cutie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1550881905 Hildegerd Haugen

    She is such a cutie.

  • Anonymous

    I actually like everything from the neck down, even if it is a bit off-season, but the hair and make-up failure is pretty significant. It makes her look like a Christina Ricci drag impersonator on a Sunday morning walk of shame.

  • Anonymous

    I actually like everything from the neck down, even if it is a bit off-season, but the hair and make-up failure is pretty significant. It makes her look like a Christina Ricci drag impersonator on a Sunday morning walk of shame.

  • http://twitter.com/vicesbyproxy Shannon C.

    I’m inventing a new pet peeve: lipstick to match your shoes. Although I’m actually impressed by the feat– it’s as if she took a paint sample and had both made of the same color. But it’s the first thing I noticed and I can’t stop seeing it.

    I agree with TLo– definitely too severe. The dress is great, but you don’t need to match a shiny dress with super shiny hair and a shiny face.

  • http://twitter.com/vicesbyproxy Shannon C.

    I’m inventing a new pet peeve: lipstick to match your shoes. Although I’m actually impressed by the feat– it’s as if she took a paint sample and had both made of the same color. But it’s the first thing I noticed and I can’t stop seeing it.

    I agree with TLo– definitely too severe. The dress is great, but you don’t need to match a shiny dress with super shiny hair and a shiny face.

  • Anonymous

    Huh. I think she looks head-to-toe fabulous.
    In fact, before I started reading, I wondered why this wan’t a WERQ post.

    Just goes to show how much I know. :(

  • Anonymous

    Oh, and that’s an out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513870668 Katie Eskridge

    The dress is cute but hate hate HATE the shoes. Between the shoes and the makeup and hair, she looks like a hooker. This look is boring and unimaginative. OUT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513870668 Katie Eskridge

    The dress is cute but hate hate HATE the shoes. Between the shoes and the makeup and hair, she looks like a hooker. This look is boring and unimaginative. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I say INish.  She needs a thin belt or something higher up on her waist to give the illusion of a shorter torso.  And if any face is made for bangs then it has to be Christina Ricci’s.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve always thought she needed bangs too, but I’m really digging this sleek, shiny style with the razored ends. I think it complements her unusual beauty perfectly, but in a more grown up way.  

  • Sweeney Agonistes

    Hey, if you’re going to wear Minnie Mouse shoes, there are worse places than in front of a big wall that says DISNEY all over it. The look isn’t my favorite, but it’s passable.

    • http://badkittyknits.blogspot.com KittyKnits

      “Hey, if you’re going to wear Minnie Mouse shoes, there are worse places
      than in front of a big wall that says DISNEY all over it.” — hahaha!  Great observation!

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

    In. It’s severe, perhaps too much so, but not so much that it pushes it over the line into OUT territory. I don’t necessarily see it as a midwinter dress – but I agree that it doesn’t say late summer either.

  • Shawn Hill

    IN! Fierce! Tiny diva!

  • Anonymous

    Ugh, I am so tired of Minnie Mouse shoes.  And I despise that orange-y shade of red on her lips.  She looks harsh, and a bit “rode hard and put up wet.”  OUT.

  • Ted Kane

    Her makeup’s a little shiny, but otherwise she looks fantastic.  IN.

  • Anonymous

    I love that dress so much that it overwhelms any other complaints. And really, my only complaint is her lip color. The hair’s not great either but it’s alright. IN

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry TLo, I like it; she looks adorable. IN

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

    I think she looks great. In.

  • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

    Hm… sorry guys, but I kinda love this. The suede pumps for August are maybe a bit unfortunate, but otherwise, IN!

  • Anonymous

    The styling is not perfect for sure, but it doesn’t even matter. She looks sizzilin’ hot. IN!

  • http://badkittyknits.blogspot.com KittyKnits

    Out.  The proportions are too weird, and the lipstick-matching-Minnie-Mouse-pumps is giving me a headache.  It’s too bad because the dress by itself is cute (in theory).

  • Anonymous

    Wow. I think I’m in the minority here, but I think the dress totally deforms her body proportions. I think it looks awful. Plus, it looks like Catwoman’s party dress. This is so OUT for me.

    • Anonymous

       Agree 100%. It makes her look reaaaaaally off to me. She has such an amazing figure, but my reaction to this was “ick,” as though she had been photoshopped poorly or something.

    • Anonymous

       Agree 100%. It makes her look reaaaaaally off to me. She has such an amazing figure, but my reaction to this was “ick,” as though she had been photoshopped poorly or something.

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

    I like the dress and the shoes, it’s the hair and the make up that’s throwing this off for me. There’s nothing young or summer about either of those whatsoever, and it really helps push the look more towards that christmas aesthetic that you’re talking about. But she has a great body that looks great in the dress, she’s werquing the shit outta her pose and there’s nothing “matchy-matchy” about this. IN I SAY

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

    In.  I think she looks adorable.

  • Anonymous

    I love the color, shape and sheen of the dress.  It’s unusual and fresh, and gets major points for having two shoulders and no origami… sleek and cute and a little tough, not unlike miss Christina herself.  I’m not on board with the shoes, but IN nonetheless.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AJCJNZJACZTAPFGKRRNA4B6UYI Trotter

    I think all the celebs are rocking holiday looks because its so g-d hot out they need to do something to get their minds off of the oppressive heat.  LOVE the shoes, love that the dress is fabulous AND has pockets (but get your hands out of them, girl!), love the hair and makeup. Robot Christmas is IN, bitches!

  • http://twitter.com/shinobi42 Shinobi

    She always kind of looks like a bobblehead.  The only time she didn’t was in Penelope when she wore a scarf for like the whole movie. 

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

    Hate her hair, and the dress bodice looks like scuba gear.  Out.

  • Danny Maza

    IN She look amazing :)

  • Anonymous

    Out. She’s really cute but that look does nothing for her.

  • Anonymous

    IN, i know what you’re saying about the hair and all, but overall an IN for Miss R. 
    (ps I can’t believe how many “in’s” the fringe got yesterday!)

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

    Except for the hair and makeup, I’m loving the look. Simple but dramatic and the pop of color in the shoe is fun! IN.

  • Anonymous

    Severely IN!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelsey-Albrecht/100001647200441 Kelsey Albrecht

    In

  • Elena

    In.

  • Anonymous

    The make-up is a bit much, especially that lip color and I agree that this would have been better with a cute pair of sandals and some shiny baubles.  And her hairs is wrong.  But the dress is cute.  She’s so very, very tiny.  I have strong reservations but I’m giving her an IN!

  • Anonymous

    God, her boobs. They are being strangled. I have to chestbind for cosplay and it is not fun and I know mine are always pissed off about the experience, but there’s really no reason she needs to mash hers down so badly just to wear a dress. 

  • Anonymous

    I hate that hair and makeup. Out. The dress is admittedly cute, though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502834383 Jennifer Marie Wegmann-Gabb

    I like the dress and think the charm bracelet is adorable…it is Disney after all… IN.

  • Courtney Hellams

    in! the dress and shoes are gorgeous. 

  • http://twitter.com/foodhussy foodhussy

    In  i think it’s cute – she’s not a pretty girl but that gives her some shape and draws away from her five-head

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

    IN – not the most summery look but I like it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Lipinski/2201190 Brian Lipinski

    This is a definite IN for me – maybe even a WERQ.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Jane/100002245814326 Austen Jane

    An “In” from me for the little hot-bodied minx. Don’t care for the shoes and think she looks better in bangs, but still in.

  • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

    I think it would’ve looked better with fuller hair, but overall I think she looks great. IN!

  • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

    Love everything about this:  IN.

  • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

    The shoes match her lipstick, and that’s a strange silhouette on the dress. I hate her make up, the hair adds nothing, her hands are in pockets – why are there pocket on this dress? – and the bracelet says St. Patrick’s Day.

    On the other hand, I like the shoes and the dress isn’t horrible. At a distance, it’s passable. In the distance/full-body photos she looks chic, a little to much Posh Spice wannabe, but good. The close-ups are scary.

    I want to say in because she’s really trying here and I’ve given so many outs lately, but… OUT. Sorry. She lost it in the details.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

    Mmm…ever since she lost a bunch of weight a number of years back, I’ve thought she pretty much always looks like a bobblehead.  Now, a really cute one, but a lollipop, for sure.  This particular look is just too shiny for me, even though she is terribly cute.  A mild out.

  • Anonymous

    IN

  • Anonymous

    In. I’m grading on a curve again, because Ms. Ricci has made many unfortunate decisions. I don’t like the hair, lipstick, or shoes, but the dress is bangin’. 

  • Terence Ng

    IN, but only because it feels wrong to give it an OUT. She looks like Posh Spice, which is dated. But maybe she’s pulling out the minx for Pan Am.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a cute dress, but the proportions are off. The skirt needs to be longer.  The shoes have a similar problem.  The extreme heaviness of the front with the extremely slim heel just looks odd.

    And her maquillage is way overdone.

    Out.

  • Anonymous

    OUT I say! I do NOT like that hair at ALL. The girl needs bangs… and maybe an updo would look cute. With less makeup and the dress in a brighter color.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V5FPPGRAOI5NHP5EC7MU4JKLLE Diana

    IN – This dress makes a short, tiny woman look longer and leaner than she has in a long time. The lipstick is scary but otherwise I think she looks wonderful. What a cool color the dress is - I feel like I haven’t seen that many times.

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

    IN. I don’t see a problem here…

  • Anonymous

    In!

  • Dave Carter

    I have to agree with some other posters here that I think she looks pretty great. I give her an IN.

  • MilaXX

    Small IN, the dress is cute and I like the makeup. The hair is wrong and the shoes don’t work at all. It’s not a train wreck it’s just not as cute as it could be.

  • Anonymous

    Softer hair and any other shoe would have made this work for me.  Out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aboutelle Ashleigh Boutelle

    Screw “seasonal appropriateness”…she looks amazing.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shawna.ready shawna ready

    I think you guys are just grumpy today, she looks fab.

  • http://profiles.google.com/shawna.ready shawna ready

    I think you guys are just grumpy today, she looks fab.

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

    IN! She looks fierce!  

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

    IN! She looks fierce!  

  • margaret meyers

    In.  She looks much too good to be any kind of out.

  • margaret meyers

    In.  She looks much too good to be any kind of out.

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    I’m guessing she’s in LA, but if she were in NY I’d give it a pass.  Eh.  Who am I kidding.  Bitch looks fierce regardless of the season.  A less-than-enthusiastic-but-still-well-deserved IN from me.

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    I’m guessing she’s in LA, but if she were in NY I’d give it a pass.  Eh.  Who am I kidding.  Bitch looks fierce regardless of the season.  A less-than-enthusiastic-but-still-well-deserved IN from me.

  • http://twitter.com/lizwrites Elizabeth Briggs

    I think she looks pretty hot! IN

  • http://twitter.com/lizwrites Elizabeth Briggs

    I think she looks pretty hot! IN

  • Anonymous

    IN – I think she looks really fantastic and put together. Just because it’s late summer doesn’t mean everyone needs to run around in a breezy floral print!

  • Anonymous

    IN – I think she looks really fantastic and put together. Just because it’s late summer doesn’t mean everyone needs to run around in a breezy floral print!

  • http://www.facebook.com/luv2birdie Elana Bryan

    Sorry TLo, but IN!  I love how she looks here. 

  • Valerie Owens

    IN – Give the girl a break.  She is working that look!

  • Margot Brose

    It’s not a disaster, and it’s hella flattering, so I dub thee IN.

  • aussiegal77

    The only thing I really love about this look is her charm bracelet.  Her hair and make-up IS too harsh and I detest the shoes. I think the dress is good but the styling and accessories let it down.  OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I actually love this dress and think she’s workin’ it.  If she wanted to wear red shoes, however, at least do a sandal.  And I agree about the hair.  The best hairstyle CR ever had was the bangs, an incredibly flattering look for her.  I’m sorry she grew them out.

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

    Please don’t let matching your shoes to your lipstick become a thing.

  • Anonymous

    I mostly like it. The hair needed to be fluffier and the silhouette is a touch off, but I love the color, the shoes and the charm bracelet, although I will admit to having red pumps and charm bracelets of my own… I think the length and lack of sleeves make it fine for summer — it’s not like we all need to go organdy and cotton and, frankly, Ms. Ricci has never been too much of a floral print sundress type.
    Also, suede only for fall and winter? Winter is usually wet. We do know what the wet does to the suede, no? I’ve lost shoes I loved that way….

  • Anonymous

    IN for sure!

  • Toto Maya

    She looks photoshopped, like they tried to make her waist smaller and it just looks odd.

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

    In.  It is a bit severe, but she looks great.

  • Amanda in Austin

    Change the shoes and add some flirty jewelry, and it could have worked.  Red velvet is not a summer shoe, honey!

  • Anonymous

    I usually don’t vote, but I am disturbed by the way the trend is going, so  – OUT! But only on a few technicalities. Seasonality concerns, hate platforms, skirt too short, hate hair, shiny makeup. Tweak it a little and she’s good to go 12/31/11.

  • Anonymous

    Out. The bodice is awfully tight (and Christina Ricci is TINY! It’s not like it needs to be!) and in combination with the cut of the skirt it’s making her proportions look… weird. It’s not disastrous, but she ought to be able to do better.

  • Anonymous

    The dress is okay. I like the smoke print on Leila Shams dress http://leilashams.com/leilashamsstore.html?bpid=641 better.  This particular look doesn’t strike me as too off season, but she is way too tan, do you think the Duchess suggested a harsh bronze when he lent her the dress? in. i guess, but Christina you can do so much better.

    • Anonymous

      If she was taking makeup advice from the Duchess, she’d be far more orange.  

  • Anonymous

    Her pose gives the impression that her head is not centered on her body. The dress is cute but the length of the top is out of proportion to the skirt. The shoes are just too overpowering for her size. OUT

  • Anonymous

    IN! She looks so cool and in charge! I love it!

  • Anonymous

    If a dress made my waist look so tiny, I’d never take it off!

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress and overall thin she looks good.  (although the pose is off)   I think that in general I don’t really love super high heels with very short dresses.

  • Anonymous

    IN!  I think she looks great and better than she has looked in a while.  Outfit does look early fall but I hate summer clothes to begin with.  I guess it comes from living in Florida and beeing feed up with the Palm Beach and Miami looks.

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

    I think the only thing that causes the bobble head effect on her is the fact that she lost a liiiiitle too much weight.  I need some curves back.  And sadly, I wholeheartedly disagree with you.  Love it.  Eyes are maybe a little to heavy for such a bright lip, but I love that lip color.  And I say “feh” to seasonal dictation of style.  So a resounding “in”!

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Lollipop head is never a good look.

  • Anonymous

    It’s the hairstyle. I can’t wait until this trend is done with; there aren’t a lot of women who look good like this; it’s a style for women with fistfulls of hair and most of us have a good spaghetti-serving on a good day, and too many decide to go ahead and  sport the look because it’s trendy and end up looking like the little old ladies with their see-through hair. If she’d gone with a strappy sandle and a Helen-Mirrin blow-out with bangs…she’d look adorable.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jacob-Marek/696640989 Jacob Marek

    that is a whole lotta IN, darlings!  she looks chic as hell.

  • Anonymous

    The shoes – yuck. They look hella cheap. I don’t understand why YSL is simply reproducing drag queen platforms and getting away with it? And they’re not the only ones – what’s with the great platform movement of the early 2010s?

  • Anonymous

    LAH-VIT ♥

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

    Weirdly enough, im gonna say out.  Her shoes and her lips match, and her hair makes her forehead look massive, and.. gah. I just dont like it. out.

  • Joyce VG

    I think she’s working it. IN.

  • aimee_parrott

    Are you kidding?  She’s working it!  I think the dress looks really great on her, and I like the lipstick.  She’s always going to be fighting against her forehead, and the hairstyle’s not doing her any favors.  But that and the shoes are minor quibbles.  IN.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691569288 Christopher Coyle

    … I have to say… “IN!” But only because in that second picture, she’s totally rocking a young, fierce “Angelina Jolie” vibe.

  • Anonymous

    In. I love the concept, I just hate that mickey mouse pump. That dress makes her legs look fantastic, and I really love it when women actually look athletic and healthy, as opposed to anorexic and/or anemic. The dress could have used about 2-3 mm more on the hemline, but overall I say she done herself good.

  • Anonymous

    In. I love the concept, I just hate that mickey mouse pump. That dress makes her legs look fantastic, and I really love it when women actually look athletic and healthy, as opposed to anorexic and/or anemic. The dress could have used about 2-3 mm more on the hemline, but overall I say she done herself good.

  • Anonymous

    i think i need to say IN.

  • Anonymous

    i think i need to say IN.

  • Anonymous

    The proportions are all wrong, i know she is a tiny gal and is likely looking for some height from the shoes, but they are a gawd awful combination with that dress…OUT

  • Anonymous

    The proportions are all wrong, i know she is a tiny gal and is likely looking for some height from the shoes, but they are a gawd awful combination with that dress…OUT

  • Anonymous

    Shiny face, shiny dress, harsh makeup, harsh shoes. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Check, check, check, and check.   I would only add: unpleasant hair.

      And . . . .

      Apparently I’m in a tiny minority, but I just don’t understand the very-very short hemlines:  (1) It’s a challenge to manage the proportion elements — and most stylists seem barely able to cope as it is;  and (2) I’ll say it again … a person CANNOT MOVE – bend, reach out, reach up, give a hug, even sit – in a skirt like this without worrying a little about exposure.  That’s no way to enjoy an evening, ladies!

    • Anonymous

      Check, check, check, and check.   I would only add: unpleasant hair.

      And . . . .

      Apparently I’m in a tiny minority, but I just don’t understand the very-very short hemlines:  (1) It’s a challenge to manage the proportion elements — and most stylists seem barely able to cope as it is;  and (2) I’ll say it again … a person CANNOT MOVE – bend, reach out, reach up, give a hug, even sit – in a skirt like this without worrying a little about exposure.  That’s no way to enjoy an evening, ladies!

  • Anonymous

    Shiny face, shiny dress, harsh makeup, harsh shoes. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I think she looks great here. Sure it’s a bit off-season but it’s still a very chic dress. Agree that the makeup is harsh, but it’s still IN for me

  • Anonymous

    I think she looks great here. Sure it’s a bit off-season but it’s still a very chic dress. Agree that the makeup is harsh, but it’s still IN for me

  • Anonymous

    in! love it! how tiny is her waist…..

  • Anonymous

    in! love it! how tiny is her waist…..

  • Anonymous

    In.  I think she looks good.  Not the best she’s ever looked, but she doesn’t look bad.  The shoes are a bit heavy, but I like the color they add and they aren’t nude! Or naked!  I do like the dress.  I think she has too much forehead to be without some sort of bang or fringe, but overall, I like it.

  • Anonymous

    In.  I think she looks good.  Not the best she’s ever looked, but she doesn’t look bad.  The shoes are a bit heavy, but I like the color they add and they aren’t nude! Or naked!  I do like the dress.  I think she has too much forehead to be without some sort of bang or fringe, but overall, I like it.

  • Anonymous

    I guess I’m on the wrong side of the fence as well – I think she looks great.  The make-up is too heavy, but the dress looks fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    I guess I’m on the wrong side of the fence as well – I think she looks great.  The make-up is too heavy, but the dress looks fabulous.

  • Katey Phillips

    In. I absolutely love this outfit.

  • Katey Phillips

    In. I absolutely love this outfit.

  • Hannah Marten

    IN

  • Hannah Marten

    IN

  • Anonymous

    In.  All fine except the too-straight hair.

  • Anonymous

    In.  All fine except the too-straight hair.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Super-cute. Maybe not seasonally appropriate, but I don’t put much favor on that unless it come to sweaters and knits. Love the pop of red with the shoes.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Super-cute. Maybe not seasonally appropriate, but I don’t put much favor on that unless it come to sweaters and knits. Love the pop of red with the shoes.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6LN3YDEEKSR6XINKBYKN72NB74 Elaine

    This is fucking gorgeous! I’m sorry, but I know a couple of queens who need to be dusted off and brought out into the bright light of day once in a while ; )

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6LN3YDEEKSR6XINKBYKN72NB74 Elaine

    This is fucking gorgeous! I’m sorry, but I know a couple of queens who need to be dusted off and brought out into the bright light of day once in a while ; )

  • Anonymous

    Aw, I kinda love it. It’s very her. Matching the lipstick to the shoes is a big no-no, though. IN for me.

  • Anonymous

    Aw, I kinda love it. It’s very her. Matching the lipstick to the shoes is a big no-no, though. IN for me.

  • Anonymous

    The dress fits her like a glove and it’s a beautiful dress. I don’t like that the shoes get substantially all the attention (I would have shared it) and the hair is too flat, but all in all it’s an IN for me. 
     

  • Anonymous

    The dress fits her like a glove and it’s a beautiful dress. I don’t like that the shoes get substantially all the attention (I would have shared it) and the hair is too flat, but all in all it’s an IN for me. 
     

  • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

    OUT. Could’ve worked without the clumpy shoes.

  • http://twitter.com/TheEmpressIsIn Michael Marceline

    sorry, but i think she looks hot. to me, it’s a clever play on stewardess attire (re: her upcoming new series Pan Am) & i also love that she’s at a Disney event looking edgy & sexy.  IN!

  • Anonymous

    Well she certainly has a bangin’ body in this dress. But something about the whole thing gives off a “Posh” vibe (the woman, not the adjective). 

  • Anonymous

    Sandals would have helped it a ton. And bangs, she has a five head and thin wispy hair which doesn’t give her many options hair wise.

  • Anonymous

    In.  That is all.  Maybe because I’m hopping around T Lo today and haven’t seen what Ms. Hathaway did the other day.

    Still, A solid in.  Love the shoes.

  • Anonymous

    Yes it’s not very summery, but i like a lot it. IN.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. The tightness of the bodice and high cut on the shoes is making her look like she has a loooooong torso and short little legs. At least Minnie Mouse shoes makes sense at a Disney event. I wish Katy Perry were there to walk around in a ruffle polka dot mini, huge yellow pumps, a Minnie Pearl hat, and nothing but illusion netting on top.

    While we are at wishing, I wish Christina would re-gain a little of the weight she had when she was younger. She has the kind of face and figure that needs a little softness to look its best.

  • Christina Brennan

    I like this look a lot.  It’s not perfect- I agree that it’s a bit dark and heavy for a summer dress- but still an IN for me.  She looks great in it. 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t usually pipe in on these, but I’m in disagreement.  She IS a tiny little bobblehead, so no demerits for that, the makeup isn’t quite perfect, but she’s working that dress, so IN.

  • Anonymous

    It’s so tight on the top and she’s so skinny that it looks like she can’t breathe. Seems like a lot of people like the look but it’s slightly (and I emphasize slightly) disturbing to me because of this.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like she was frying chicken and just let the grease splatter all over her dress. That’s just the fabric right? The way it reflects or whatever? I hate that. So sick of platform shoes.

    OUT

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

    IN. I’m not huge on the platform pumps (never am) nor the bright red lipstick (again, not a fan) but I still think she looks fierce and awesome.

  • Sara__B

    IN! She does look fierce, chic, and sexy, but not perfect. Her hair IS too straight and her lipstick IS too harsh, but IN anyway. (And of course she looks like a bobblehead — her waist size isn’t much bigger than her hat size!)

  • Mary McClelland

    Can I vote In and Out? Probably not.  I like the dress in theory.  I like the color of the shoes.  I like the grey dress mixed with the bright poppy red shoes.  I just think the dress, because it’s so tight, looks like a wetsuit.  A shark colored wetsuit. And it also kind of looks like a ballet costume because of the skirt.  My immediate reaction was IN! But then I realized, it kind of didn’t fit.  And it is too short.  If it were a skosh bigger in the bodice/waist area and a skosh longer and maybe the shoes were more summer appropriate then I would say IN. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m giving it in because… well, she looks fierce. 

  • Anonymous

    In – she does look fierce

  • Anonymous

    What is wrong with you guys. Who cares what season it is; Christina is stunningly chic in this look, the best she’s looked all year actually. 

  • Anonymous

    In!!!! This should have been a WERQ it’s so in.

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

    The dress may have a lot of potential, but overall, she looks really awful. I has a sad, and Ricci has a OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/CheriCPat Cheri Patrick

    In.  The dress is cute, it’s something different than boring black, the shoes are NOT NUDE, the hair is right.  The lips that match the shoes aren’t enough to make it an out.  And shame on you for calling her on the bobble-head look – that is how she looks naturally!  She has a large, heart-shaped face, and the width and high forehead make it look disproportionate to her tiny body.  I don’t think there is anything she can do to NOT look like a bobble-head, so like SJP’s hands, it’s not right to point it out as a flaw. 

  • http://twitter.com/Littlegrr Mary Nau

    So very IN.

  • Anonymous

    I love this look. It may not be totally seasonally appropriate (I think she’s showing enough bare leg to counteract that, though), and her torso does look a little long, but I still love it. It’s chic and sexy. IN.

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

    I think it’s smoking hot!  Huh>??

  • Anonymous

    Out. My reasoning isn’t going to be very lucid, but it’s very clear to me:
    She needed an observer with a cool head and stringent gaze to say “no.”  She still can wear a dress like this because she’s worked to keep a tight, lean, body. She shouldn’t be wearing *this* dress because it makes her look as if all she is, is a tight, lean, body. The promise of hot monkey sex and sharp, pointy elbows and knees overwhelms any charm or grace.

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

    she is gonna look like sarah jessica parker in a few years & she didnt have to.

    edited to add:
    or madonna.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jahna.peloquin Jahna Peloquin

    In! Love the dress in concept and on her plus she deployed red shoes (instead of nude, or DTM), and just looks adorable. Points taken off for the off-season-nees of it and severity of hair/makeup but she still looks damn good.

  • Camille Carnahan

    i don’t understand why someone doesn’t have an intervention with her hair!  she’s really beautiful, but it’s hard to see that as you’re left dealing with her enormous forehead.  cover that up, girl!  bangs are your look.

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

    OUT. Any idea what that fabric is? It’s kinda cool but definitely giving a New Year’s Eve vibe as you noted. And what’s with that dumb charm bracelet?

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

    Dress is very nice, but hairstyle doesn’t help at all (total bobblehead), overall styling is wrong. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had it with her. OUT.

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

    Not fond of the reflective fabric, but IN.

    ….Is it reflecting the light, or it is just different shades of black and gray? I really can’t tell. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/sleepneeded Greg Polansky

    IN. It’s absolutely gorgeous. 

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

    Yeah…not quite seasonal looking…but an indisputable in otherwise.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. But more from the styling than the dress. Agree with your alterations.
    Plus — a sandwich wouldn’t hurt, even though we’re not supposed to get into body issues here.

  • Anonymous

    In.

  • Grace Ritt

    IN. She looks fierce, and she has to wear severe pieces, because she is a severe gal. 

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

    IN! She looks super sharp here.

  • http://twitter.com/joshmartinphoto josh martin

    Damn, y’all are harsh today! To me, this is restraint, color, and vixen hotness expertly deployed – she looks FIIIIIEEEEEERRRRCE!

  • Anonymous

    IN!  She looks smokin’ hot and she’s really working it.

  • Anonymous

    massive out just for the makeup. geuh! she looks ghastly from the neck up. I actually really like the silhouette of the dress, even if my seamstress eyes detect seams straining (and when she looks to be under 120lbs, that’s a feat). suede shoes in summer are just more fuel for an OUT though. 

  • Anonymous

    In! I love it! And she’s done much worse in the recent past so she must be rewarded for the effort!!

  • Anonymous

    out, and i hate to say that. the proportions are off, her torso  looks too long. if the waist was higher it might have worked. and omg i hate the hair and makeup here. in the closeup she looked like a disney villianess version of herself!

  • Anonymous

    You girls must be cranky and retaining water today.  She looks fabulous!  Totally IN!!!

  • Anonymous

    And suede has been a year-round fabric choice since the early ’90′s.

  • Anonymous

    IN!  You’re nuts! I think she looks quite the foxy.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Just doesn’t look right.  And there’s something off-putting about the way her bright red lipstick seems to exactly match her bright red shoes.  

  • Anonymous

    J’adore from the neckline down though that angle fierce pose of hers is off putting. IN

  • Anonymous

    i LOVE this!

  • Anonymous

    Out only because it is August.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  i love the dress.  meh on the shoes & hair.  hate the makeup/shiny face.  kick ass sandals instead of the minnie mouse suede pumps and some blotting papers and different lip color and this would have been fab.

  • Anonymous

    IN, barely. I actually like this oddly proportioned dress even though summer isn’t the right season for it. The styling is bad and those shoes aren’t working here one little bit. But still, marginal in. Too bad she didn’t do something different with hair and makeup. She’s not doing her pretty face any favors here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/teresaec Teresa Enright Campbell

    So.In. She is totally hot, the legs are enough to distract you from anything else, if I could look like that I’d wear that dress with those shoes every day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/teresaec Teresa Enright Campbell

    So.In. She is totally hot, the legs are enough to distract you from anything else, if I could look like that I’d wear that dress with those shoes every day.

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

    in, sorry loves. I think she looks amazing, and the bobblehead-ness just comes from, well, christina. she kinda has a big head.

  • sonictofu

    I never say this, but fierce.  IN.

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

    She looks fab. I can’t wait for Pan Am!

  • Anonymous

    She looks cute! If a bit shiny. IN nonetheless, and here are some facial blotters, darl.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  I agree with all the critiques but she still looks FIERCE!

  • Anonymous

    IN

    Cute dress. I like the hair too. It looks evening summery to me.

    Hate the matchy shoes/lipstick. 

    I’m also looking forward to Pan Am…hoping it is similar to Mile High. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tina-Kaderabek-Mally/1209909034 Tina Kaderabek-Mally

    As a mother of two small girls, I have a problem with hooker heels and a hooker dress at any Disney sponsored event. 

  • Anonymous

    Late summer? Who cares! IN! She looks great.

  • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

    Well, I disagree from the neck down. I love the dress and the shoes and I think that shape totally flatters her and makes her legs look amazing.  It’s the make-up I don’t care for. IN, though. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y2XOOVC3RWOVZ4KMUTADL3GS7M DANIELLE

    Those shoes some how balance the whole thing out. A touch of the high-end ridiculous makes the outfit seem so much more fun. IN

  • Robert Sanchez

    Yeah, it doesn’t quite say “August” but she’s exposing her arms and legs in a cute minidress. Strappy, glittery high-heeled sandals would have been a better way to go than suede platform pumps, but she looks cute and pulled together and didn’t overdo the jewelry. Overall, I’d say it’s “in.”

  • Anonymous

    you better not pout, better not cry, better watch out i’m telling you why… ’cause WEDNESDAY ADAMS IS ALL GROWED UP AND SHE’S COMIN’ TO GIT YU.  i say IN.  she’s sleek, chic and scary-fierce and she’s ready to pounce!

  • Anonymous

    I adore this!  I literally said “love it” out loud when I opened the post.  This girl is fierce and rocking this look, whatever season it happens to be.

  • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

    She has a great rack and that gets smooshed in the x-ray apron of a dress.  Hate the shoes, blech…  OUT

  • Anonymous

    First : she’s too skinny and should start to eat something.
    secondly : in that super shiny dress, in that posture, with the smirk on her face I can only think at 2 words : Victoria and Beckham.
    Out.
    Only because the lipstck matches the shoes.

  • Anonymous

    I like it except that it’s too tight. I think it would look a lot less severe if it fit her correctly.

  • http://twitter.com/drnels Nels P. Highberg

    IN! Wednesday Adams looks like an adult woman!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739725169 Amy Contre

    She looks like a smaller, sweatier, Victoria Bechkam.  I still say IN.

  • Patricia Biswanger

    OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/choconestor Nestor Fuentes

    IN

  • Damien Washington

    Pity IN — she looks like a bobblehead because she IS a bobblehead. I adore her, but her body is just too thin for her head, so anything she wears gives off this effect. She’d have to wear samba ruffles and a hoop skirt to achieve balance.

  • Anonymous

    For some reason I’m leaning towards an IN…

  • cheesepuff74

    in

  • narita_rayna

    IN but not 100%.  i like the dress & i like the shoes, just not together. also, i agree that it’s not a seasonal look.  but my biggest concern is the hair. too matted down to her head.  she needs to shake that out.  it’s close enough to an IN, but everyone knows she can do better.