In or Out: Anne Hathaway in Alexander McQueen

Posted on August 24, 2011

This one isn’t a Scrolldown Fug so much as it’s a Scrolldown WTF?

Anne Hathaway attends the European premiere of “One Day” in London in head-to-toe Alexander McQueen.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2012 Collection/Model: Josefien Rodermans




The dress we neither love nor hate. We were never inclined toward lace, but got used to seeing it and could admit that there are ways to do it well without looking bridal or like a mantilla. But MAN, are we ever tired of looking at it now. We’re too busy picking out our outfits and cutting out carbs in preparation for the whirlwind that is Fashion Week coming up, so no thoughts have been spared for things like trendcasting but we pray to Mr. Jesus there aren’t any more shows in our future where 20 girls walk out looking like doilies. PLEASE, fashion world, let this trend go. You’ve flogged it to death.

Anyway, after all that bitching, we can say the dress is fine, even if we’re tired of lace. She should never have chosen that white clutch, though. Instantly takes the look to Bride Land. Except when you look down, and then we’re apparently in Rodeo Hooker Land. Seriously, WHAT is going ON with those shoes? What a horrible choice to pair with that dress. The sandals that the model’s sporting make much more sense than these clodhoppers. Honestly, if she was standing in front of us (and not repeatedly slapping us for bitching about past outfits), we’d have a hard time keeping our eyes on her face. Everything about the look says “Look down.” That’s where all the visual “weight” is. Really odd choice for footwear with this dress.

VOTE NOW!

IN! A beautiful dress and bold accessorizing, bitches!

OUT! She looks like she’s been bolted to the ground!

Zoe Saldana’s “party in the font, virgin in the back” dress was declared an OUT by the Bitter Kittens.

 

[Photo Credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images, style.com]

    • http://www.facebook.com/joeygallegos2 Joey Gallegos

      I agree with your comments on the clutch. I would have loved to see something different, although I don’t feel it looks bridal. These shoes are perfect for the dress. They create a chic cowgirl kind of look. Overall, I think this look is IN.    

      • Anonymous

        I agree that the shoes would work fine with the dress, but the accessories and the shoes are orbiting in different style universes.  If she’d worn some chunky-funky jewelry and a different clutch, she’d have it it out of the park.

      • Anonymous

        I agree that the shoes would work fine with the dress, but the accessories and the shoes are orbiting in different style universes.  If she’d worn some chunky-funky jewelry and a different clutch, she’d have it it out of the park.

        • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

          I agree – I liked the shoes, but I would have changed the other accessories to work better with the shoes.

        • Anonymous

          I agree. I can get behind the shoes with the dress but the other accessories aren’t working for me. Also, it looks like there are some fit issues with that dress.

          OUT! There are no excuses for Anne Hathaway not looking flawless.

    • Anonymous

      Love the dress.  That’s battenburg lace, not just any run o’ the mill lace. ;-)  Shoes and clutch, not so much.  But golly, she’s a beautiful, smart woman and funny (see Daily Show appearance).

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

        I really liked her on the Daily Show.  She is very funny and sweet and beautiful!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FLWC67NZ5SMGEFVS2INWPKI2M4 darrel

      i love this! usually on your team, boys, but I think this is beautiful, and the shoes add a little interest! give her some credit for not touting satanical silly putty pumps.

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

      Yikes!  I thought the same thing about those shoes.  Just wrong, wrong, wrong.  OUT.

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

      She looks like a doily sandwich. That neckline looks too uncomfortable for words. Please take the designer out back and shoot them. Overall, horrible dress, bad shoes, ugly purse. OUT

    • Anonymous

      Here’s the thing. Hair and face: Yes. Dress: Not in love with it, but it looks and fits great on her: Yes. Clutch: No. Jewelry: Yes. I love that Anne always wears real jewelry: Accessorize, bitchez! Shoes: Think I got those at payless. No.

      The shoes are outvoted. She’s more yes than no.

      In.

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

      I like it. She looks chic, but with a slightly rustic 30s feel.

    • http://twitter.com/LaurenJeanSTM Lauren St. Martin

      I Love the dress, but the shoes are all kinds of wrong, and her hair and makeup are totally wrong! Fail, Anne, Fail.

    • http://www.what-the-frock.com Dana WhatTheFrock

      I don’t love the shoes but they don’t push this look into OUT territory. She still looks fab.

    • Anonymous

      I like this dress on her, but damn are those the wrong shoes! .
      I actually love the shoes, but they just don’t work at all with the dress. They would look awesome with a pair of jeans.
      Don’t like the white clutch and the hair looks a little helmet-y on top.
      I’m going to say OUT, just because she’s capable of doing a thousand times better than this. 

    • http://twitter.com/karenwalsh Karen Walsh

      Gonna agree that she’s in.  She looks beautiful.  Don’t love the shoes, but don’t think they are as much of a disaster as you boys do.  Would’ve rather seen a sandal or more color.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I’m on the fence! I love the dress, but it needs some tweaking around the bust. And the shoes and clutch are “MEH” at best. But I love the hair and the jewelry, and the dress is 85% there, so I’m giving it a (conditional) IN.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I’m on the fence! I love the dress, but it needs some tweaking around the bust. And the shoes and clutch are “MEH” at best. But I love the hair and the jewelry, and the dress is 85% there, so I’m giving it a (conditional) IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P2A3RYQVKJZKZNKS5W2ASCAKSI Lynne

      Love the lace dress, she looks great!!!  IN

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P2A3RYQVKJZKZNKS5W2ASCAKSI Lynne

      Love the lace dress, she looks great!!!  IN

    • Valerie Owens

      I think the shoes would work if the dress were shorter, like on the model.  I’m going with apathy here. No IN or OUT.

    • Valerie Owens

      I think the shoes would work if the dress were shorter, like on the model.  I’m going with apathy here. No IN or OUT.

    • Anonymous

      The dress is tolerable, though I totally agree with you and hope that the urge to make clothing out of lace tablecloths has run its course.  The clutch is a very poor choice.  A pop of color there would have made sense, especially since she’s wearing a tablecloth from someones wedding.  But those shoes, those shoes!  They’re heavy, they’re ugly, and I can’t help thinking of the pics not long ago of her in sandals where her poor toes looked like they’d been tortured.  These shoes won’t help that at all.

      Still, I have to go with IN!  She looks smashing, even with those torture devices on her feet.

    • Anonymous

      The dress is tolerable, though I totally agree with you and hope that the urge to make clothing out of lace tablecloths has run its course.  The clutch is a very poor choice.  A pop of color there would have made sense, especially since she’s wearing a tablecloth from someones wedding.  But those shoes, those shoes!  They’re heavy, they’re ugly, and I can’t help thinking of the pics not long ago of her in sandals where her poor toes looked like they’d been tortured.  These shoes won’t help that at all.

      Still, I have to go with IN!  She looks smashing, even with those torture devices on her feet.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548830913 Darien Nevulti LeDisko

      IN….but i still hate those shoes with this.

      :/

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=548830913 Darien Nevulti LeDisko

      IN….but i still hate those shoes with this.

      :/

    • Anonymous

      I do like the shoes with this dress, but it makes me think of a pair of similar Bruno Magli shoes I had and donated to Goodwill!  Damn!

    • Anonymous

      I do like the shoes with this dress, but it makes me think of a pair of similar Bruno Magli shoes I had and donated to Goodwill!  Damn!

    • aussiegal77

      So OUT it’s not even funny.  That dress is all kinds of wrong and the clunky shoes just kills it even more.  I detest her clutch, her ring, her bracelet. It’s literally a bridal look from head to clunky toe.

    • aussiegal77

      So OUT it’s not even funny.  That dress is all kinds of wrong and the clunky shoes just kills it even more.  I detest her clutch, her ring, her bracelet. It’s literally a bridal look from head to clunky toe.

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

      Her outfit, like her British accent in that movie, is a hot mess. OUT.

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

      Her outfit, like her British accent in that movie, is a hot mess. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I think she should have had it hemmed so it hits her leg where it hits the model’s, and yeah, the shoes are weird. They’re not triggering my vomit reflex like they seem to be for you guys, though, and I’m also a bigger fan of the dress (the neckline adds some nice interest), so I’ll go with an unenthusiastic IN.

    • Anonymous

      I think she should have had it hemmed so it hits her leg where it hits the model’s, and yeah, the shoes are weird. They’re not triggering my vomit reflex like they seem to be for you guys, though, and I’m also a bigger fan of the dress (the neckline adds some nice interest), so I’ll go with an unenthusiastic IN.

      • Anonymous

        HEMMED?  WHAT?

        • Anonymous

          Hemming – to shorten a garment when it is too long for the wearer. If it there’s not a good spot to abbreviate the lace pattern on the bottom ruffle, it can be done along the bottom of the sheath portion where the ruffle is seamed in.  

          • Anonymous

            *I* know what Hemming is.  I cannot imagine that someone was suggesting to hem that scalloped lace bottom.  Yes you might be able to Shorten the length at the waist or the horizontal seam – but not sure how well that would work here.. 

          • Anonymous

            *I* know what Hemming is.  I cannot imagine that someone was suggesting to hem that scalloped lace bottom.  Yes you might be able to Shorten the length at the waist or the horizontal seam – but not sure how well that would work here.. 

            • Anonymous

              If someone who knows what they’re doing (and I’d certainly assume that either Anne or the House of McQueen can locate and pay such a person) can abbreviate it in pattern, lace can be properly hemmed while maintaining it’s quality and the integrity of the design. It can also, however, be altered at other seams.  

          • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

            Ideally, they would have cut it for her, measuring hollow to hem to make it hit in just the right spot – but that would have gotten a wee bit pricey. I do see what looks to be a seam where the ruffle is attached, so it probably could have been hemmed and the ruffle reattached to keep its shape. Still quite a bit of work.

            • Anonymous

              I just can’t get myself too worked up about what either Anne or the folks at McQueen could afford in terms of alterations. If you won’t bother, don’t wear it or accept fit criticism.

    • Anonymous

      My sister got this tablecloth when she got married in the late 80s! All I can see are feet when I look at this. The dress makes her look tiny and the shoes make her feet look enormous. OUT for wanky proportions.

      • Anonymous

        My mom-in-law had a tablecloth like that too. I’d forgotten about it. 

      • Anonymous

        i absolutely received an identical lace tablecloth as a wedding gift, its been wrapped in tissue and unused for about 20 yrs….apparently i should contemplate turning it into a dress…….

        • Anonymous

          Or hiring a butler and giving a blow out dinner party.

          • Anonymous

            an even better idea!

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous! Love the shoes love the clutch.

    • Anonymous

      O to the UT.

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

      Despite the odd shoe choice, I think she’s an IN.

    • Anonymous

      WTH is with showing that white dress against a white background!  Even with all the lace detail, all I see is a white blob.

      I had shoes very similar to those.  Only I wore them with suits or suit-like skirts

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      oh those shoes are tre unfortunate.  although when she turns sideways all I can think is “someone get this girl a burger, stat!”

    • Anonymous

      Love the shoes, but not with the dress and agree with those who believe the hem hits Anne at the wrong place. It looks too long to be the flirty dress on the model and too short to be a gown. Combining a gown and a dress either makes it a drown or a gess, both of which would seem appropriate.   

    • Anonymous

      I love this and I think she looks beautiful. Battenberg lace is my favorite. I like the shoes–they sort of ground the dress, and the gold in the clutch and the bracelets tie-in nicely with the shoes. And at least the shoes are not those ever-lovin’ nude pumps. Gotta give her credit for that.  IN.

    • taodon

      IN

    • Anonymous

      I’m pleased that with the peeptoe shoes she sprung for the pedicure. Mani too!

      That’s all I got.

    • Anonymous

      Out for the failure to accessorize properly.  Absolutely The Wrong Shoes, Jewelry and Bag.  Sadly, this also may be the first Alexander McQueen dress I’ve seen that I have actively disliked. I don’t mind lace but I’ve always disliked that neckline.  And I’m over the mermaid thing, too. 

      Meh dress could have been overcome with proper accessorizing.  And for that crime against my eyeballs, Ms. Hathaway, you are out.

    • Anonymous

      Anne at this premiere: OUT. The movie she’s promoting: AWFUL.

    • Anonymous

      You know what? I think I like the shoes. They are a nice contrast to the lacy dress. IN.

      • Julie Woodson

        I like the shoes also, though maybe not with this dress.

    • Joyce VG

      OUT.  Don’t like the dress on her and the shoes are screaming at us.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYAY25W7VS5BYCOCTK62SSUBI tw125

      OUT for me. I can’t even deal with the clutch and shoes because
      I hate the dress. The lace is lovely but the neckline makes both Anne and the
      model look as though their heads aren’t properly attached to their bodies. I’m not crazy about the silhouette either. 

    • Anonymous

      The skull keeps the clutch just this side of bridal, but those shoes! Those are Working Girl from the 80′s work shoes.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know, I thought Melanie Griffith’s style was more delicate. I was thinking one of the secretaries on “9-5.”

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know. The dress is “meh”.  I could take it or leave it. But then there’s the hair, which isn’t great, the white clutch and then THE SHOES! They shouldn’t even be in the same room as the dress. Don’t like the dress enough to give her an in so…

      OUT.

    • Anonymous

      “rodeo hooker” omg i laughed so loud i scared my cat. i love you  tlo, i love you so very very much.

      oh yeah this is out.

    • Anonymous

      If you look at the pattern of the lace, it resembles the wonderful yellow and black Alexander McQueen dress that Drew Barrymore wore sometime this past year…

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

      OUT….I could let the clutch pass, but those shoes absolutely killed it….

    • Anonymous

      On the fence here. I like the dress a lot. That lace has a really beautiful pattern to it, and the ivory is gorgeous on her. The shoes? hmmm…I think she was trying to take the lace to a hippie/boho place, but they aren’t working at all.

      Okay, I’ll throw the girl a bone and vote In.

    • jaibee

      IN. I think the shoes look great! Could take or leave the bag but the shoes add a flash of…well, not colour, but contrast, at least, without being the obvious black (or the dreaded nude)

    • http://twitter.com/suryasnair suryasnair

      IN. Love that dress and it looks good on her. Shoes are not the best but i can live with them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1286383234 Sharyn Glowatz

      IN.  Don’t love the accessories, but love lace and love that dress.  Lace is a big trend – deal with it!

    • Anonymous

      In

    • Anonymous

      ~ Runs to linen closet to make sure she’s not missing one of her antique lace tablecloths ~

      Seriously, though, I do like the dress.  The shoes are fine  .  .  .   with a different outfit entirely!  Can I give her an “In” for everything from the ankles up?

    • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

      Oh no no no no no… that hemline is horribly awkward! not only does it hit at an unfortunate place, it fishtails. No. And the shoes? So very very very wrong. Sorry, Annie… it’s OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      Not a fan of lace, but this is really pretty. As to the clutch and the shoes, meh. What ever happened to a simple pair of sandles? No need to have so much weight and detail on the feet, the dress has enough going on!

    • Anonymous

      I like the dress but the look is a big ole’ OUT.  The jewelry, purse and shoes belong on another outfit, in another time zone.  Especially the shoes.  Brown leather pumps people?  Really?? 

    • Anonymous

      I suspect the idea was to try and move the dress far away from bridal land by adding very rustic, casual looking shoes. Shoe FAIL in a big way.

    • Anonymous

      I feel like I am meeting Miss Havisham when she was young. XD OUT

    • Anonymous

      I don’t like the length and I don’t like the flare at the bottom.  I wish it ended at her knees.  I don’t know if I hate the shoes, or if I just hate the shoes with this dress.  The clutch is ugly.  Hair’s not my favorite.

      I guess I’m going with Out.

    • Anonymous

      There is no excuse whatsoever for Ann Hathaway to show up to anything other than a retro showing of “Urban Cowboy” in those shoes. And maybe not even then. With such a formal, light, dare we say it–lacy antimacassar dress? Unforgivable!

      If someone used this styling on PR, Nina would purse her lips until they turned inside out, and Michael Kors would have a stroke.

      Shame on her stylist! 

      OUT!

    • http://twitter.com/annacgk Anna Koscheck

      I was really lucky to go to the premiere yesterday and meet Anne, and though the shoes took some getting used to (totally thought “I wonder what TLo will say about them!”) she looked incredibly gorgeous in person, the dress was beautiful. Plus she was just *so* nice it made her look even prettier. So IN!

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

      Definitely IN, but points off for the shoes.

    • Anonymous

      OUT!  I cannot believe that Rachel Zoe allowed her to leave her hotel room dressed llike this.

      Maybe Rachel Zoe is no longer styling her.

      • MilaXX

        Maybe Rachel Zoe is no longer styling her.

        I was wondering that myself. She has been a bit inconsistant on the RC lately.

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

      Yes, those are horrible shoes. But she looks great anyway. IN!

    • Anonymous

      Not just lace, but Battenburg lace.  Hello, 1989!  There’s been a lot of it flying around, include JJone’s maternity top you just featured.

      I’m not hating this look, though the shoes are so very wrong.  It’s hard to deny that she’s gorgeous.  I wish ‘MEH’ was an official option.  Guess that makes it an OUT for this round.

    • http://twitter.com/elialger Eliana Alger

      IN ♥ I just love the dress…the shoes are a no…and the clutch is a no no…but I just love the dress

    • http://chupatinja.wordpress.com Santa

      IN! Love the dress and the shoes look good too :)

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      In, although I’m not keen on the shoe choice. But I love the shape of the dress, especially the neckline and the hem length (hem length on the model was better. I’m pretty bored with micro-minis.

    • Aly Light

      IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN – I think she looks really pretty. I agree that lace can be overwhelming but somehow McQueen & Co. pulled that one off. The shoes are clunky but all right. And Anne Hathway’s smile can make almost anything look good!

    • MilaXX

      small IN. It’s not bad enough to be a full fledged OUT, but it’s on the cusp. Dress is okay, but I’m with T and Lo, never been a big fan of lace. The true missteps are the bag and those shoes. GAH! I think I had a pair in 9th grade I wore with skinny jeans and a double belt.

    • http://www.lindamerrill.com Linda Merrill

      I agree with Joey – the shoes are fabulous with the dress. Sort of an updated prairie style, if not outright cowgirl. There’s just something retro-vintage that works. The clutch is awful, totally agree. IN

    • Anonymous

      Oh, girl…
      Out.
      Sorry, still love you.

    • Judy_J

      I actually like this dress, just wish it was the runway length and not the longer length Ms Hathaway decided to wear.  I’m not a fan of dresses that end just above the ankle, and those shoes make it twice as offensive.  I like the shoes, just not with that dress.  It’s almost like she had decided she wanted to wear those shoes, by god, and it didn’t matter if they went with the dress or not. But still, I’m giving her a lower case in.

    • Anonymous

      The dress isn’t exactly the usual lace, it’s Alexander McQueen lace — heavier and with more character.  Hence not bridal.   I don’t mind the clutch either, but the shoes I agree are strange and wrong.   I love the dress, though.

    • Anonymous

      I like the shoes, but definitely not with this dress. What bothers me about the dress is the ever-so-slightly-mermaid bottom hem. And the length seems odd…like it should either be shorter or floor-length. Out.

    • Anonymous

      I can explain. I ran into Annie in the elevator on the way to this gig and she broke a heel off the fabulous shoes she was wearing. So I took the bullet for her. I was like, “Here, Anne. We went to the same college and I like you, kid. You could be someone someday.” I took my very own Nine West peep-toe pumps off my feet and swapped with her. Then I limped off to the office wearing Anne Hathaway’s busted Louboutins. Just don’t tell TMZ.

      • Anonymous

        You ARE a humanitarian!

    • Aiste Griciute

      Bad hem length, bad bad bad shoe choice and an overall OK dress. I think this is asking for an OUT. 

    • Aiste Griciute

      Bad hem length, bad bad bad shoe choice and an overall OK dress. I think this is asking for an OUT. 

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

      It’s like a doily sitting on an ugly leather couch…

    • Anonymous

      Out. The length is awkward and the neckline is awkward. The jewelry and clutch belong to a different, much fancier, outfit than the shoes do. Also, her skin tone matches the lining so exactly, you cannot tell that the entire length of the dress is not lined, which is also awkward–like the length and the neckline are awkward.

    • Anonymous

      I love lace dresses, but there is just something wrong here.  The length?  The neckline?  The accessories and shoes (godawful shoes)?  It just doesn’t come together right, so nope, it’s an OUT for me.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t place it but something about this look makes he legs look too long in a distracting uncanny-valley sort of way.

      Am I just crazy or does any else get that too?

      Other wise. meh. It’s a pretty dress but it’s very doily lace pattern, and right on about the white clutch.

    • Now I am The Bee

      I love this battenburg lace dress!  And–I love it at this ankle length.  The shoe choce, however, is unfortunate.  But–she’s still stunning so she’s always an IN for me. 
      –Toni

    • Toto Maya

      The dress reminds me of steamroll wrapping. Tastes good, not good as a dress. And the shoes ARE fug.

    • Anonymous

      A tiny bit out.  I don’t mind the dress, can overlook the length, can even overlook the clutch, but the shoes are just wrong.  Practically any other color would be OK.

    • Anonymous

      I love the dress even if I’m not predisposed to like lace. IN.

    • Anonymous

      I love the dress even if I’m not predisposed to like lace. IN.

    • Anonymous

      I love the dress even if I’m not predisposed to like lace. IN.

    • Anonymous

      I love the dress even if I’m not predisposed to like lace. IN.

    • aimee_parrott

      I’m torn.  The dress is really beautiful, but I rillyrilly HATE the shoes. 

      Overall, I guess I’d give her a marginal IN, but good god, honey.  Is Rachel Zoe still styling you?  If so, I think you need to move on.

    • http://www.madamovarypart2.blogspot.com madam ovary

      The shoes completely freaked me out – reminded me of a badly dressed teacher I once had who wore those type with too dark nude pantyhose (I think they used to call the color “suntan” and it came in an egg).  I was fine with everything else – she looked great.  Just very bizarre on the tootsies.

    • Anonymous

      Uuuuugly shoes. But the rest works for me… I’ll say she is squeaking by with a lower case “in”.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T53WBEPGJZ7MMMZC4O563YU5HA Observer

      Out- The shoes are awful with or without the dress.  I guess the dress is ok but it reminds me too much of a fancy tablecoth for an afternoon tea to meet the vicar.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T53WBEPGJZ7MMMZC4O563YU5HA Observer

      Out- The shoes are awful with or without the dress.  I guess the dress is ok but it reminds me too much of a fancy tablecoth for an afternoon tea to meet the vicar.

    • sweetlilvoice

      In, the dress is really nice. The shoes do suck though…..

    • Anonymous

      I really don’t think that dress is flattering to her in any way. It also has an unfortunate whiff of “eau de table map” to it. The shoes are awful, period, and I pity her poor, abused feet. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Hem, sleevelines and necklines are not working together for me.  although I don’t know how else you would hem it and the neck and sleeves are dictated by the lace itself.  don’t get me started on those shoes.  I usually love Anne, and the hair/makeup are great here, but what she’s selling I ain’t buying this time.

    • Anonymous

      Hem, sleevelines and necklines are not working together for me.  although I don’t know how else you would hem it and the neck and sleeves are dictated by the lace itself.  don’t get me started on those shoes.  I usually love Anne, and the hair/makeup are great here, but what she’s selling I ain’t buying this time.

    • Anonymous

      I say she is IN. The dress is very flattering and it fits her very well. Don’t like the clutch but I think she looks great.

      That said, I never grew up with grandparents so I don’t really have an aversion to doilies.

    • Anonymous

      I say she is IN. The dress is very flattering and it fits her very well. Don’t like the clutch but I think she looks great.

      That said, I never grew up with grandparents so I don’t really have an aversion to doilies.

    • Anonymous

      I love this dress AND the shoes. I think your comments are quite off. Her hair and makeup is beautiful, the dress is gorgeous, and, as I said, I love the shoes. The clutch is the one questionable choice I see. IN. 

    • Anonymous

      I love this dress AND the shoes. I think your comments are quite off. Her hair and makeup is beautiful, the dress is gorgeous, and, as I said, I love the shoes. The clutch is the one questionable choice I see. IN. 

    • Christina Brennan

      I agree, TLo.  At first blush I thought that it was a strange length but really, it was just the poor shoe choice.

    • Christina Brennan

      I agree, TLo.  At first blush I thought that it was a strange length but really, it was just the poor shoe choice.

    • Sara__B

      The more I look, the less I like this look. If Anne were as tall as the model, the dress would look and fit better. I do appreciate the expensive awesomeness of the lace, but not neck-to-ankle in a mermaid dress with an awkward neckline. The shoes are great but not with this dress. Overall, OUT, but not awful.

    • Anonymous

      Out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.horseman Charlotte Horseman

      Sort of done with Anne for a while anyway…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Suzanne-Wood/1663511446 Karen Suzanne Wood

      I love the footwear. The dress is overwhelming. Grandma wants her thanksgiving tablecloth back.

    • Anonymous

      In.  I love everything but the shoes.  The shoes, well, I am confused.  I even like the clutch and love the jewelry.  

    • Anonymous

      In.  I love everything but the shoes.  The shoes, well, I am confused.  I even like the clutch and love the jewelry.  

    • Anonymous

      In.  I love everything but the shoes.  The shoes, well, I am confused.  I even like the clutch and love the jewelry.  

    • Anonymous

      In.  I love everything but the shoes.  The shoes, well, I am confused.  I even like the clutch and love the jewelry.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

      it’s…. meh. just meh. not good enough for an in, not bad enough for an out.

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      I like the dress, but the shoes don’t go at all–OUT.

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

      OUT.  It does her no favors, kind of reminds me of an enormous lace tablecloth in a Victorian house. HATE the shoes.  

    • Anonymous

      Plus her feet look mega beat-up, especially for her young age.

    • Anonymous

      Bad, bad, bad. Out!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T24URKJGBLJQPBWCRPU37IIHLU Krab Louse

      I actually gasped out loud when I saw those shoes!  WTF, indeed….

    • Diana Martinez

      Hair, purse, and shoes are BAD.  But she pulls the dress off.  So……… IN-ish? 

    • Anonymous

      Can you call someone out just because the shoes are SO awful? (Well, I’m not a fan of the high, horizontal neckline, I think it dowdifies the dress – and no I’m not requesting skin tight, plunging cleavage.)

      She manages to make the dress look graceful, not like a fitted tablecloth with an unfortunate neckline. (Today’s my day to cavil at necklines).

      So can she really be out just because of the shoes?

      Well, she’s darn sure NOT in, so it’s gotta be OUT. But reluctantly.

    • http://aimeewrites.com AimeeWrites

      Out!  Unless it’s on a formal dining table, battenburg lace (which I LOVE, btw) should be used in small amounts.  The shoes are cute, but they don’t look at all right with the dress.  (Or, I suppose, the dress doesn’t look right with the shoes.  Whatever.)

    • Anonymous

      OUT – tablecloth dress, first-aid box clutch, and scuffed up, ugly shoes.  They look like recycled boot leather- which goes with the horsey teeth, I guess.

    • Anonymous

      The shoes ruin everything – OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I like the dress.   It would be a good wedding dress for a 2nd or 3rd marriage.  Maybe it isn’t the best choice for this event since she doesn’t seem to be getting married. The shoes are ridiculous.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  The shoes are horrible, but still in.

    • http://twitter.com/DeitraNotDietra Deitra S.

      Jesus H. Christ on a stick, what is with all these “In”s?  This look is horrendous!  The dress becomes an absolute nightmare at some point mid-thigh.  And I honestly have no idea what kind of shoe you would put with this gown, so I can see why Team Anne was stymied.  Personally I think I’d just pair it with a gallon of lighter fluid and some matches.  But even in their own right those clunk-a-junk shoes should never be allowed to touch a red carpet.  And in case any of you were curious, yes, this is a vote for “Out.”  I can be a bit ambiguous at times.

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

      Sorry, TLo, but this is definitely an IN.  The shoes don’t bug me– it’s hard to figure out what to wear on your feet that DOES work with all that lace, and I think she made an inspired choice.   I love the dress, even though it makes her look very flat-chested.  I love the jewelry.  I even love the little clutch.  I particularly love, as always, the radiant smile.  The hair is less than great, but I can live with that.  All in all, she looks terrific.

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      The shoes and dress remind me of a western-inspired outfit. Someone upthread mentioned “cowgirl chic”. If she had paired it with a different clutch and jewelry, I think the shoes would have worked – although, perhaps, for a different event. For THIS event, I would have gone with different shoes, kept the jewelry, and scrapped the clutch.

      Overall, though, it’s an IN because I love, love that dress.

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking if she had gone for a pop of color with the shoes and clutch she could have really had something.

      Then again, I am not a fan of clutches as I am the type of person who would set it down to get a drink and hors doeuvre then spend the rest of the evening going “Where the @#$%! is that damn clutch!” give me something with a strap! (Even if it is a “clutch with a leash” to make an evening purse!)

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  From the knees up, she looks gorgeous.  I don’t particularly like the bottom of that dress on her, but it’s still an in–and then you get to the shoes.  Clunk.  The whole look just feels off.  

    • http://twitter.com/Emenie_em Emma

      These poor short actresse. They starve themselves, but nothing can change the fact that she is 6 inches too short for this dress.

      • margaret meyers

        Internets say Hathaway is 5’8″.

    • Anonymous

      IN

      I totally agree about the shoes and clutch (shoes are awful with this dress!)  I was surprised that my eye was drawn down and did not focus on her face at first…like TLo pointed out (perhaps it’s the bulls eye on her cooch as well as the short flared hem.)  However, she looks really pretty and I do not see bridal at all. It fits her perfectly, has a bit of a modern feel to it, and is a pretty lace dress…as far as lace dresses are concerned.  She’s wearing it, not the other way around.

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

      I agree that the shoes are strange, but they’re not silly putty shoes and I like the dress and accessories, so she’s IN

    • Kim Sheehan

      I love how the top looks. The rest, not so much.

    • Phillip Wilde

      I think it’s a beautiful dress, but the length bothers me.  It seems like it should either be six inches longer or a foot shorter.  And quite right that the shoes and styling do not draw attention to her beautiful face.  Sadly, I vote OUT.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      In.  The shoes are a bit weird but it kind of works.  I think she looks gorgeous. 

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

      Out.  Like the dress, would love it without the bottom ruffle.  I saw another photo from the knees up and I thought she looked fabulous.  But the clutch, shoes and ruffle really ruin the look for me.

    • Anonymous

      IN, except for those shoes. Those are some ugly-ass shoes.

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

      No, hate the shoes.  Hate them.  HATE them!  Just a crime against attractive shod feet everywhere.  I’m hard-pressed to come up with ANY outfit they’d look good with… 

      That said, I do think the dress is decent, and lovely on her.  It suits her, in a way that lace rarely suits anyone.  (Part of the most unappealing part of lace — even when done well — is how often it is worn by women who don’t really fit with it. 

      I’m going to say IN, because I feel the dress is the major part of the look and it works.  Hair and make-up are fine (though Holy God, that’s a ridiculously unflattering light and angle on the thumbnail.  Her nose — which is perfectly fine — looks way out of scale, like a fake rubber nose because of it.)  Not a big fan of the loose hair wrapping around to one shoulder thing, but that’s a personal issue, since I’m consumed by wondering how it’s being held that way all the time — no way will mine ever do that and I don’t care how much hairspray and how many pins…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      A very reluctant IN. But she needs to burn those shoes AND the stylist who suggested them.

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

      From the front they don’t look so bad but yeah, from the side they look ginormous. I love the lacey dress, but I hate the side hair. Never a fan of that, unless it’s a braid that falls on the side or something. Don’t like the accessories at all. Kind of split down the middle for me because I do like the dress, but I guess I’m going to have to go with OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe I’m a hillbilly and don’t even know it, but those shoes do not faze me in the slightest with this dress.  IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IQLI7NTDM22M7DLPNE7HWMH25A Al

      I’m not getting the feeling I need from this look. The dress is fine but the bottom looks a little fussed over because of the alterations mad. The shoes are a bad choice. Peeptoes are getting old as it is but pair with this upscale purity dress it looks downright dead on arrival. OUT.

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

      In, bot I think the proportions are a tad off–like maybe and inch or two too long before the flounce. Kinda like the Battenberg. The stuff is fun to make. The shoes are indeed the worst of it. They look like something from the back of her closet from 1978. Love to have seen that clutch in red.

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

      I’m doing an IN because I love the dress. Sure it’s a big doily, but I still love it.

    • margaret meyers

      That length used to be worn a lot in the 30s for important daytime events and not-quite-formal evening events.  I like this length because it makes the ankles look so slender but jeez those shoes are killing the effect. 

      And I suppose it’s just the close-up, but I’m wondering if Miss Hathaway should have powdered her ankles.

    • Anonymous

      Out. 

    • Anonymous

      I like the shoes…a lot, in fact…but that dress is so fugly I don’t even know what.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ginabea gina Butler

      That is not only lace…. as in cut from the bolt lace – it is Battenburg lace which is worked by hand.  It is worked to fill the shape of the design.  It is fairly crude work – not the finest that you would find in vintage Battenburg lace.  
      You’re so right about the shoes – make no sense.

    • http://twitter.com/somuchhotter Ethan Barclay-Ennew

      OUT!!!!!!!!!! OH GOD MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!! Where did she get those shoes? Did she perchance happen upon a dragqueen cowboy and beet him senseless to steal them? Also, white on white, really Anne, was that really necessary?

    • Anonymous

      It looks like what someone would wear for their second wedding ceremony. The shoes are just hiddy with this dress.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

      Overall, this is IN.  Yeah, the shoes are a mistake, but not that much.  They’re different and bold.  The dress is simple and delicate, the shoes are a nice contrast.

      Besides, they’re not nude!

    • Anonymous

      Out! Over lace. OVER her.

    • http://profiles.google.com/angela.is.pretentious Angela Rodriguez

      That hemline needed to be lower or higher. Those shoes needed to dissolve right off her feet and go to a land far, far away. That clutch needed to be spiced up a bit with some sort of color. The dress itself is gorgeous but that hemline is driving me up a wall. I tend to enjoy a lot of what Ms. Hathaway wear even when it’s a little wonky with the accessories.

    • http://twitter.com/kathymashalla Kathy Mashalla

      Out.  The pumps do not work with the dress. Maybe if she stole the shoes Cameron Diaz wore at the teen choice awards.

    • Patricia Biswanger

      OUT.  I have been missing a tablecloth since I moved last year, and now I know where it went.

    • Anonymous

      The middle of this look is an IN – I like the dress and think she looks good in it – however, the hair is awful and the shoes totally suck. I don’t mind the clutch and I like the bracelet a lot. So…what to do? I’m thinking the bad outweighs the good – so OUT. Sorry Annie.

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

      Ye gods, could she not see her feet? 

      Pretty dress, although I find gold and white accessories just a little tacky.  Reminds me entirely too much of Monet costume jewelry from the 80′s.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t care if she’s walking around in a Victorian tablecloth, I think it’s beautiful. I loooove the dress. I haaaaate the shoes. How can she have gone so wrong there? I’ve still gotta give her an IN.

    • Anonymous

      Each individual element:  not terrible, but flirting with outishness.
      Taken together:  so OUT it’s a pride parade.

    • Anonymous

      If she was wearing a denim jacket, I could understand the shoes. Still, IN.

    • Anonymous

      I like the dress. The length is just begging for some amazing shoes. These shoes are a disappointment at best. The clutch and bracelet belong with a different outfit. They both look so yacht-club to me.
      I gotta go with an OUT. I like Annie a lot, but her terrificity cannot outweigh the shoes and weird accessories.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, I love the dress!  Battenburg is in a completely different plane of existence than ol’ shiny acetate lace.  IN, because the gorgeous dress overcomes the ugly shoes.

      Those shoes look like something that may or may not have come from the wardrobe closet of “Boogie Nights.”

    • Anonymous

      Out. The dress looks like one of those plastic table cloths designed to look like “Battenberg lace” that you can buy at Big Lots.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  A colored clutch would not go with such an ornate (but strangely pretty) dress.  And the shoes bring in a fun ’70s vibe.  Can say I mind this at all, even if it’s not my favorite Hathaway ensemble.

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

      OUT! A lace doily with vintage ’70s casual leather pumps? Oh hell to the no!

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

      pretty dress, horrible length, horrible accessories all, good enough shoes worn elsewhere=more horrible than not horrible.

      all matched by shade, i think, w/ no other consideration.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t particularly like the length of the dress. Had it been cut-off at the knee, this would have been a definite IN. i think that would have balanced out the weird shoes as well. I’m going to go with an OUT on this one.

    • Lauren Maier

      IN!  I think her face just shines (in a good way, not in a “bad makeup” way) and I love the dress.  I don’t even notice the shoes, though they wouldn’t be my first choice.  I think she looks lovely.  :D

    • Robert Sanchez

      Out.

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      Out. I hate the shoes, and the dress length bugs the ever-living daylights out of me. Oh and the hair annoys me. It doesn’t look bad, but I’ve never been a huge fan of wearing it like that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1052062518 Megan Moore

      Out. You didn’t mention the hair, which I assume you also don’t like. And as always, I agree with what I assume you don’t like.

    • Anonymous

      Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke would approve of the dress but not the “lady of questionable virtue (and taste)” shoes.

    • http://twitter.com/TwiterlessTerri Terri

      I love the dress.  It’s gorgeous on her and she looks kind of ethereal, but not “bride-y.”  Her make-up and hair are soft and lovely.  I like the boldness of the accessories and think they offset the softness of everything else a bit.  IN. 

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

      Overall, she still looks beautiful.  Shoes… odd choice.  clutch… unfortunate, safe choice.  But i cant look at her in that dress and call her out!

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Very.

    • Amanda B

      I don’t know, I don’t love the shoes but the darkness and length of her hair seems to pull the visual weight up towards her face. I say she is IN.

    • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

      I think you’re totally wrong. The shoes are great and look terrific with the dress. Clutches I can’t be bothered to care about. Definite in. 

    • http://twitter.com/JudysNotebook Judy

      Her feet look huge!

    • http://twitter.com/JudysNotebook Judy

      Her feet look huge!

    • Elena

      It’s just not quite right. Out.

    • Anonymous

      Out. The hair, accessories, dress and shoes are all okay individually but put them all together in this outfit and they add up to a big old out!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/anibellee Lynsey M.

      In.  I agree that the jewelry/clutch accessories are a little much but I actually think that the shoes are cute with it!

    • http://twitter.com/anibellee Lynsey M.

      In.  I agree that the jewelry/clutch accessories are a little much but I actually think that the shoes are cute with it!

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely love. This is the dress that somebody should have designed for la Nina. White cotton lace, long sleeve, strong shoulder. longer length. but no trumpet at the sweep. Aperfect dress to wear a squash blossom turquoise necklace (and I know Nina has one).

    • Joey Melliza

      its not a good length on her – which makes her look frumpy – like mary poppins on her day off

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      What I would have loved is a KILLER pair of red CFMs.

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

      The dress looks great on her, but the accessories are all wrong. Lovely hair and makeup pull this back toward IN. Barely.

    • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

      Another “Irish Grandma’s lace curtains” dress.  Yay.  The shoes look like canned pumpkin.  OUT

    • Anonymous

      The shoes wouldn’t have been my first choice but still IN…she is cute enough to pull it off…

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

      IN! i agree that the bag & shoes are wrong, but she still looks GORGEY (that’s gay for ‘gorgeous’).

    • Anonymous

      This is difficulltttt because I absoloutely love everything from the waist up. And the accessories.
      Tentative IN, don’t want to mention the bottom.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Pretty dress. I like the shoes, but not with the dress, and clutch is way cute, again, not with the dress.

    • Anonymous

      Hathaway’s face takes away from the dress. She is huge in the face, she needs to review her Julia Roberts Rule of Order. Someone should have told her to go for neutrals and let the outfit be. I don’t know who consults nowadays, but damn son, the lady needs help. The bracelets should have been kept on the dresser, the nail polish gone or just clear. The hair should have been up and away from the face. Wrong shoes, go for the camel color! The red polished toes, stop! The lady in the background to her right is thinking the same thing, so are the people to the right of the lady in the background (not taking a picture of Hathatway, and the girl to her left is checking her FB account) “Why those shoes?”

    • Anonymous

      The problem with the look is the length of the dress. Had it been short, like a mini, the shoes would have been ok. As it is, the dress makes her look stumpy, a problem that’s exacerbated by the heavy shoes.

    • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

      i think she looks great. i for one adore lace!

    • neon_rain23

      Ah ha! So that’s what happened to the net curtains in my Nana’s bathroom! OUT!

    • Samantha Irene

      I’ll forgive the shoes this time – they’re aren’t good, and they don’t come close to working … but I like the rest of the accessories… and I’ve always loved a good doily. 

    • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

      Jesus, those SHOES! Horrific. I kind of like the dress (although not the neckline, at least not on Anne) but the SHOES. It makes her look like a farmer girl who accidentally wore a nice dress. I bet she wonders where her little lamb went off to.
      Love you Anne, but this is just bad, bad pairing.

    • Mary McClelland

      Love the dress- for a wedding! shoes WTF!  Out for ridiculousness

    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      Love this dress but the accessories are fighting with each other a bit.  Not the biggest fan of the shoes or the clutch, but she looks well put together over all.  Except for the forced smile.  In by an inch.

    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      Love this dress but the accessories are fighting with each other a bit.  Not the biggest fan of the shoes or the clutch, but she looks well put together over all.  Except for the forced smile.  In by an inch.

    • Anonymous

      OUT! She’s wearing my Grandmother’s tablecloth. 

    • Anonymous

      I see your point about lace but it can be lovely and I like this dress.  Those shoes belong with a set of tweeds.

    • Anonymous

      I see your point about lace but it can be lovely and I like this dress.  Those shoes belong with a set of tweeds.

    • Anonymous

      IN! Fuck it, I’m easily pleased. Give me a bit of lace (which I will NEVER tire of) and I’m in. She looks great. And I don’t think the shoes are quite so bad.

    • Anonymous

      I like this dress quite a lot and she looks great in it.  Point on, the clutch was a colossal mistake and the shoes followed up with catastrophic.  I would have loved to see a really vibrant blue or green snakeskin clutch with this and then some black strappy sandals, super high and chic.  That would have secured it out of “Brides Land” for sure.  And given her a needed edge.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

      I’d like the dress better if it ended at the knees, without that extra ruffle on the bottom.  The clutch and the shoes are all wrong for the outfit.  Out.

    • http://www.beautifymylifeblog.com Jessica

      Out! The shoes are way way too heavy. I don’t really like the length of the dress, but it would have been MUCH better with some strappy shoes.

    • Ted Kane

      The details may be wrong, but the overall look is fine.  IN.

    • Amanda in Austin

      Maybe she lost a bet and was forced to wear the shoes as payoff?

    • Kelly Berryman

      She should have shortened it and had it hit right below her knee. She should have also launched those shoes at Rachel Zoe’s head. Assuming Rachel’s still styling her. If not, she needs to beg to be taken back.

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

      I say IN, but I like lace.

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

      I say IN, but I like lace.

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

      I say IN, but I like lace.

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

      I say IN, but I like lace.

    • Anonymous

      I think she’s too healthy for that dress, it just doesn’t lay right on her. She’s got muscles fighting against the shape of the fabric. Out.

    • Anonymous

      I think she’s too healthy for that dress, it just doesn’t lay right on her. She’s got muscles fighting against the shape of the fabric. Out.

    • Anonymous

      OUT OUT OUT.
      Make it go away.
      please

    • Anonymous

      RODEO HOOKER LAND.  I love you TLo.  

    • Anonymous

      i say in.  the shoes aren’t soooo bad and i love the dress.  i also love my grandmother’s tablecloths, used them for curtains for years.

    • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

      Eurgh. Out.

    • http://dearauntnettie.com/museum dancinfool

      Like the dress, hate the accessories.

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

      OUT. I don’t think this is a good dress for Anne at all, even disregarding the bad accessories. It makes her look a little stumpy and chunky. TSINYD, Anne. 

    • Darin Lockert

      lol – dying over the lace vagina on the front of this dress…  Definitely out!

    • Usama Hamayun

      Shoes is only thing tht I am hating here, honestly speaking she is so adorable and refreshing to watch tht i get biased whn it comes to judging her…dress is strictly okay but the clutch is fab.