In or Out: Jessica Chastain in Elie Saab Couture

Posted on September 07, 2011

We saw these pics of Jessica, who has been coming in for quite a bit of bitchery from us lately, and thought, “Oh, she finally managed it! Let’s give the girl a WERQ.” Then we looked a little closer.

Jessica Chastain in Elie SaabJessica Chastain attends the ‘Wild Salome’ premiere during the 68th Venice Film Festival in Elie Saab Couture.

Jessica Chastain in Elie Saab Fall 2011 CoutureElie Saab Fall 2011 Couture Collection/Model: Nimue Smit (WOMEN)

Jessica Chastain in Elie Saab

Jessica Chastain in Elie Saab

Jessica Chastain in Elie SaabIt seems she’s either wearing dresses and colors that don’t suit her or she’s accessorizing badly, but more often than not, we come away with the impression that she doesn’t use a stylist as much as she should. We think this dress is another example of a color that’s just not quite right for her, but we can’t deny that it’s a very pretty dress. Some pale-skinned redheads look great in a peach color and some just look sickly and washed out. She’s leaning more towards the latter. Also, it’s a little tight across her waist and she could use a better bra.

But honestly, the stuff that made us turn this post into an I/O instead of WERQ (don’t you love all our insider-y terms?) is all happening north of her neck. Look, this isn’t just a borrowed dress; it’s a borrowed couture gown. That thing costs more than your car. It requires perfection in all the styling. Her hair looks messy (No flyaways with couture! EVER!) and her makeup looks like she slept with it on. Sweetie, we’re begging you, hire a sassy gay man to take care of these details for you.

Vote Now!
IN! She’s a peaches and cream confection!

 

OUT! She looks sweaty and messy!

 

In Minion Opinion news, yesterday’s I/Os shook out as follows:

Selma Blair’s hospital scrubs received an IN because she had a baby, T Lo!

Emma Stone’s “don’tgivafuck” ensemble also got an IN because T Lo were too mean to her.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty, elle.com]

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  • Anonymous

    I can barely see where her skin ends and the dress begins…OUT

    • Anonymous

      OUT from me for that very reason.

    • Anonymous

      OUT from me for that very reason.

    • Anonymous

      OUT from me for that very reason.

    • Anonymous

      Ditto. OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/PsychicMuppet Bitsy Carver

    She’s a little shiny, but the overall effect is lovely, I think. IN

  • http://twitter.com/PsychicMuppet Bitsy Carver

    And you weren’t mean, you were just a little hard on her!

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

      The model also has flyaways. Just an observation. (I think I might be in love with Jessica Chastain. I think I also might be moving away very quickly from a 6 on the Kinsey scale.)

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

    Messy head, yes, but great dress :-)   IN

  • Judy_J

    She looks like she went to the gym, came home and put on that dress.  The dress itself is gorgeous, but it is all wrong on her.  That belt makes her look like like (in my mom’s words) a sausage tied in the middle with a string.  OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I actually hate the middle part of the dress.  Makes this very slim woman have bulges everywhere.

    • Anonymous

      I am really not loving this trend.  The little skinny belt at the actual waist (instead of empire or drop-waist) gives lots of otherwise thin women a little tummy and muffin top all at the same time.  It even looks like it’s cutting into the model’s waist.  I think it’s supposed to be reminiscent of shirt-waist dresses or something, but I really hope it is not a look that is going to endure much longer.

      • Anonymous

        Well, they should be wearing a waist cincher, like a respectable lady would have in the 50s.  The natural waist is a fine, in fact the best, place for a belt, but if the skirt’s not a full one we all need a little smoothing help.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NOKXDCD5D666MCRGNZBNH7QWRA katie

    umm, she looks like she went straight from spin class to the red carpet without showering first. and that dress is uglier than homemade sin in a jelly jar. OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/graykeller gray keller

    This dress is gorgeous however Ms. Chastain needs to lose 22 pounds before she wears it. 

    • Anonymous

      Seriously WTH? 

      So strip off her skin, any little muscle tissue, and her internal organs.   Skeleton is all that is left?  There, perfect?

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

    I think the dress is beautiful, but wrong for her. It matches her skin perfectly, and looks almost invisible or ghosty. And her hair is a mess. A different color and washing her hair would turn this OUT to an in.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like she added a slip/liner, for which I am grateful.  However, I’m sorry—this is not a WERQ.  Nor is it an IN.  This doesn’t strike me as “a celebrity wearing a couture gown”; rather, it looks like the way runway models often look–the model is not the focus, the clothing is, so the model kind of blends in.  This was accentuated for me when I saw the photo of the model.  If possible, the gown is even closer to her skin coloring than it is to Chastain’s.  At least Jessica added some bright lipstick so we know she’s alive.  I want to see Penelope Cruz wear this dress!  With her skin tone & hair, she would rock it!

  • Anonymous

    It looks like she added a slip/liner, for which I am grateful.  However, I’m sorry—this is not a WERQ.  Nor is it an IN.  This doesn’t strike me as “a celebrity wearing a couture gown”; rather, it looks like the way runway models often look–the model is not the focus, the clothing is, so the model kind of blends in.  This was accentuated for me when I saw the photo of the model.  If possible, the gown is even closer to her skin coloring than it is to Chastain’s.  At least Jessica added some bright lipstick so we know she’s alive.  I want to see Penelope Cruz wear this dress!  With her skin tone & hair, she would rock it!

  • Anonymous

    Lovely, fly-aways and all. IN from me!

  • Anonymous

    Lovely, fly-aways and all. IN from me!

  • Anonymous

    IN.  Her makeup is horrible, but the dress is lovely and overall I think she looks good.  

  • Anonymous

    IN.  Her makeup is horrible, but the dress is lovely and overall I think she looks good.  

  • Anonymous

    I also just came from spin class and look exactly that shiny and with the same messy hair. It’s a pretty dress, but it’s not for her. I think she needs a deeper color–she just looks like a column of peach. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I also just came from spin class and look exactly that shiny and with the same messy hair. It’s a pretty dress, but it’s not for her. I think she needs a deeper color–she just looks like a column of peach. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I want some sassy gay men to take care of my fashion details!

  • Anonymous

    I want some sassy gay men to take care of my fashion details!

  • Toto Maya

    I say IN. Not perfect, but she looks good.

  • Anonymous

    Love it, IN.

  • Anonymous

    the runway model has messy flyaways, not agreeing with it, just sayin’

    • Aly Light

      I… actually think she may have copied the runway hair.

  • Elena

    Out.

  • Anonymous

    OUT, wrong color on her and she needs a good blotter and some face powder to go with that dress

  • Aly Light

    I think she looks great, despite everything you say. Ok, the skirt is maybe a little shear. But whatever. She’s IN.

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

    IN.  I think she looks lovely.  Being a curly headed gal who couldn’t tame flyaways with a can of Aqua Net I won’t hold it against her.

  • Anonymous

    there’s just a bit too much dumpy-ness going on. – Out.

  • Anonymous

    I was going to disagree with TLo’s first sentences…until I went back and looked at the pictures to see each point they made.  Yes better bra  – the waist did not bother me, until I thought about sitting down and if it is pulling a little standing, then I guess it would be worse sitting.  
    I don’t love, but don’t mind her hair style.  Agree that her makeup could be a little better.   Very pretty dress and overall the dress looks good on her.

  • http://twitter.com/sageness sageness

    Oh, dear. This gown needs awesome underpinnings, and whatever bra she has on is not doing the job at all. The right bra (or lack thereof) creates the shape of the drape, and changing the shape of the bra changes everything.  Beyond that, I wouldn’t mind the messy hair if the makeup were perfect. Better makeup could have helped the ‘redhead washed out in a peach dress’ problem immensely.

  • Anonymous

    31 flavors of OUT!

  • Anonymous

    OUT
    It’s not the dress for her.
    Gorgeous dress, but the wrong color for her and sloppy makeup/hair.

    Really?  Emma and Selma got in’s because we felt sorry for them?

  • Mariah J

    I have the same coloring as her and while I like it as a color I DO NOT wear it. OUT

  • Anonymous

    The makeup is awful and the color washes her out, but I’m inclined towards in IN, just because sometimes I’m nice.

  • http://twitter.com/dodgefan Lisa Weaver

    A bit shiny, true. The color isn’t her fabulous best, true. An out seems harsh, but an in? I don’t know if the granting of an IN would do anyone any favors, so. . . OUT

  • Anonymous

    Gorgeous dress, absolutely the wrong color for her (it would probably look amazing in a bronze-y tone), and the fit is off.  Her waist looks pinched.  (Also, she needs a comb.)

    Out, I am sorry to say.

  • Anonymous

    I usually agree with the entire “don’t wear a dress the same color as your complexion” except for Emma yesterday and Jessica today. I think she looks great. And I love her hair. Make-up’s not perfect but not enough to move her into out for me. Seems like I’m voting opposite of most people lately (said out both times yesterday) and I probably will be off today as well but I still say IN!

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

    I’m voting for a WERQ. I think she looks terrific. Granted she looks a little sweaty and has a couple of flyaway hairs but it’s Italy in September, people! Cut her some slack. It’s probably like the surface of Venus. She can only stay limousine-fresh for so long.

    If I can’t have a WERQ I’ll go for IN.

  • Anonymous

    I think her hair and makeup look great.  Look at the model for god’s sake.  Now that’s a bad hair day.

  • Anonymous

    Out. I usually love Saab gowns but this one doesn’t do it for me. Something about it reminded me of my Grandmother’s shinny vinyl tablecloth. The Sunday one.  Maybe if she is holding pot roast I would like it more.

  • Anonymous

    Agree with Sageness:  This is an almost-IN-but-an-OUT because of what we’re not seeing–her underthings. There’s a dumpiness in the midsection that could have been eliminated with proper squeeze-wear.  And the girls–good God, the girls are just not perky enough for a dress like this.  I like the color, and while not a fan of the see-through skirt and showing your panties thereby, I think it’s a pretty dress. But you need underpinnings to wear it. And there’s a major fail here on that score.

     

  • Anonymous

    Out.  For the reasons T Lo stated.

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

    Lovely overall.  IN

  • Megan Patterson

    GIRL BLOT BLOT BLOT

  • Anonymous

    She’s In. I’m not going to hate on the girl for a shiny face — considering how shiny my face is right now! Maybe she is nervous, or it was hot. Pretty jewelry.

  • Anonymous

    She’s In. I’m not going to hate on the girl for a shiny face — considering how shiny my face is right now! Maybe she is nervous, or it was hot. Pretty jewelry.

  • Anonymous

    She’s In. I’m not going to hate on the girl for a shiny face — considering how shiny my face is right now! Maybe she is nervous, or it was hot. Pretty jewelry.

  • Anonymous

    She’s In. I’m not going to hate on the girl for a shiny face — considering how shiny my face is right now! Maybe she is nervous, or it was hot. Pretty jewelry.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYWH5NAGE3TS2MWXRAVBSWBSZA Brittany

    Out – not a fan of the colour on her, and her neck-up look has been consistently unkempt. Also the bottom reminds me of Kirsten Dunst’s ill-fated nightgown dress at the Oscars a few years ago (http://www.catwalkqueen.tv/kirsten.jpg)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYWH5NAGE3TS2MWXRAVBSWBSZA Brittany

    Out – not a fan of the colour on her, and her neck-up look has been consistently unkempt. Also the bottom reminds me of Kirsten Dunst’s ill-fated nightgown dress at the Oscars a few years ago (http://www.catwalkqueen.tv/kirsten.jpg)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZHWCV5QUMLSECZBSVVFDZFSN5U Kenta S

    I had to ‘lol’ at the Minion Opinion News: you two are so transparent in your condescension and bitchiness. Don’t ever change, you fuckers.

    I really wanna give this lady a break: this has almost all the makings of a ‘pretty, pretty princess’ look on her, but it’s exactly her skintone, and trying to find the neckline is giving me eyestrain. I disagree on the hair, and her makeup looks fine close up, but terrible from afar. They should’ve given her brows, blended her crease color out further, and powdered her face down.

    For eyestrain alone, I must give this an OUT.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZHWCV5QUMLSECZBSVVFDZFSN5U Kenta S

    I had to ‘lol’ at the Minion Opinion News: you two are so transparent in your condescension and bitchiness. Don’t ever change, you fuckers.

    I really wanna give this lady a break: this has almost all the makings of a ‘pretty, pretty princess’ look on her, but it’s exactly her skintone, and trying to find the neckline is giving me eyestrain. I disagree on the hair, and her makeup looks fine close up, but terrible from afar. They should’ve given her brows, blended her crease color out further, and powdered her face down.

    For eyestrain alone, I must give this an OUT.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZHWCV5QUMLSECZBSVVFDZFSN5U Kenta S

    I had to ‘lol’ at the Minion Opinion News: you two are so transparent in your condescension and bitchiness. Don’t ever change, you fuckers.

    I really wanna give this lady a break: this has almost all the makings of a ‘pretty, pretty princess’ look on her, but it’s exactly her skintone, and trying to find the neckline is giving me eyestrain. I disagree on the hair, and her makeup looks fine close up, but terrible from afar. They should’ve given her brows, blended her crease color out further, and powdered her face down.

    For eyestrain alone, I must give this an OUT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

    love the dress but not on her. wishy washy isn’t pretty

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

    love the dress but not on her. wishy washy isn’t pretty

  • Anonymous

    OUT.
    Only reason to wear this (not flattering through the midsection and totally washes her out) is to achieve, as you fellas astutely opined, a fluffy peaches & meringue vision of stylized feminity. Hair & makeup put that out of reach.

    Oh, and I can’t believe that both Blair & Stone were IN!!!! Way too much compassion floating around here yesterday.

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

    OUT. 

    I love a beautiful translucent gown, but it’s absolutely wasted on the wrong complexion here.  And they couldn’t rustle up some blotting paper?  For shame.

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

    OUT. 

    I love a beautiful translucent gown, but it’s absolutely wasted on the wrong complexion here.  And they couldn’t rustle up some blotting paper?  For shame.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

    Out, everything just looks off.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

    Out, everything just looks off.

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

    Wilde Salome, I think–as in Oscar Wilde. I would give a small extra vote to the dress as thematically appropriate because the skirt seems to be pretty peek-a-boo, I mean Dance of the Seven Veils-ish. But I agree she is not living up to the dress. She would be fine if she were wearing something simpler, I think…. well, that’s what you guys said. OUT.

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

    Wilde Salome, I think–as in Oscar Wilde. I would give a small extra vote to the dress as thematically appropriate because the skirt seems to be pretty peek-a-boo, I mean Dance of the Seven Veils-ish. But I agree she is not living up to the dress. She would be fine if she were wearing something simpler, I think…. well, that’s what you guys said. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. The dress isn’t fitting right here at all. I also don’t particularly like the color on her, and, as a result, you lose a lot of the details in the dress that make it special.

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

    She looks beautiful. IN

  • MilaXX

    OUT! The color is awful on her. The makeup is okay and I can even forgive the shininess considering it’s an outside event The hair is unforgivable. Yet another case of this not being the dress for the wearer.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. This dress just isn’t flattering on her – at all. Who knew “couture” could be dumpy? I guess couture that isn’t made specifically for you can be dumpy…obvs. She’s such a pretty woman and I love her coloring, but nothing is working in her favor here. Not your dress.

  • Anonymous

    Dear lord, is that dress unflattering. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I want to give her an IN because its sucha pretty dress, but you’re right TLO….if you’re wearing couture, then hire professional hair and make up people (that know what they’re doing). And it is too tight in the waist. O.U.T

  • Anonymous

    OUT . . . she looks like she’s dragging old glittery skin around with her.  And that little bit of hair on her forehead is giving me the sads.

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

    Out, because WE ARE OVER NUDE DRESSES ZOMG STOP STARLETS PLEASE.

  • Anonymous

    Well if Emma Stone can get an IN for her morning-after mess of a dress, this young woman certainly can. It is the wrong color for her, but it’s a gorgeous dress, so I’m giving her an IN. (And the runway model’s hair is worse.)

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

    Horrid posture. Shoulders back may have completely changed this outfit. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    The dress by itself is beautiful, but…  Her hair and make-up are all wrong – fly away hair and shiny face.  A pretty dress does not make an ‘IN’ – you need the whole look to work, so this is OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I like the make-up AND don’t think she looks washed out, so: IN.

  • Joyce VG

    OUT. The color is not good with her skin tone and it’s tight around her waist.   Fly away hair!  How dare she!  (love you guys)

  • Anonymous

    IN   Overall effect is lovely

  • Grace Ritt

    IN. She looks like she’s super happy in it and I think the dress suits her perfectly and you guys didn’t show the back which is super awesome!

  • Alloy Jane

    OUT.  Totally washed out starlet in a-more-than-some-people-make-in-a-year dress.  Now, I look ridiculous on a daily basis but my job is casual and I don’t make a ton.  BUT IF I POOPED MONEY I would totally always look cohesive.  Ridiculous still probably, because that appeals to me, but everything would work together to make a look.  To reiterate what someone else already said, this is just a pretty dress, and that does not cut it. 

  • Shawn Hill

    In. The dress saves her.

  • Anonymous

    She’s in Venice in early September… hot and HUMID!!!  So let’s give her a bit of a break on the hair and makeup.  But I agree about the color… not so great.  But I just saw ‘The Debt” and I’ve become a big fan!!

    • Alloy Jane

      My family is from El Salvador, which is a subtropical, volcanic country.  Over there, you will see women in full face paint walking up hills in cha cha heels.  If they can do it for the sake of fabulousness in the 3rd world, then these 1st world top of the economic food chain dudes and dames can make at least TRY to better effort.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, please.  Venice has been in the low ’80s.   Sorry, she doesn’t get a pass on account of the weather.

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

    Out.  She looks like she has belly rolls.  Nothing wrong with it, but when you do, you try to camoflage them.  Or at least you should, Brittany Spears.

  • Phillip Wilde

    It’s a gorgeous gown, but it always creeps me out when there is no contrast between someone’s skin tone and the color of their clothes. OUT, but just for that reason.

  • Sara__B

    One should never look sweaty and messy when wearing a gorgeous couture gown. (The color’s wrong for her, too.) OUT.

  • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

    I said yesterday (I think it was yesterday) that she might be someone who doesn’t wear clothes well, but I think she looks good in this. The color suits her IMO. And while I agree that couture calls for flawless hair, I rather like her ‘do. This is the prettiest I’ve seen her in any of the posts you boys have done on her. IN

  • Anonymous

    I vote meh

  • Anonymous

    the color does look a bit wrong for her, but overall i think it’s a beautiful dress and the makeup really doesn’t look that bad to me (but then again, i’m not a makeup girl myself).  still, IN.

    but can i just ask: HOW IN THE HELL did those last two looks get ins???

  • Anonymous

    Out, but barely. She is obviously a beautiful woman and she is wearing a beautiful dress, but the make up (especially that lipstick color), the hair, and the dress color on her all tilt the scale toward out. Also, I looked up her age and she’s only 30! She looks a lot older than that here. Not that it is a crime to look 40 (hell, I’m several years past 40), but it is kind of a shame when you’re only 30.

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

    IN but def not WERQ. She’s shiny and not in a good Firefly way.

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

    IN but def not WERQ. She’s shiny and not in a good Firefly way.

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

    IN but def not WERQ. She’s shiny and not in a good Firefly way.

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

    IN but def not WERQ. She’s shiny and not in a good Firefly way.

  • Anonymous

    I’m torn…… She actually looks great in the dress, it is lovely and the tiny details aren’t apparent until you spend a lot of time micro obsessing.  The hair and eye makeup, however, is not good…….
    Can we do a new term – Inout?

  • Anonymous

    I’m too tired to elucidate.  OUT!

  • Lisa

    Oh, OUT!!  You almost gave that tablecloth a WERQ?  For shame, TLo!  

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

    The problem is she doesn’t know how to work the thing. Meanwhile that model looks like a frigging goddess ascending from the water.

    But it’s not bad. It’s still very pretty and she is not at her best (it will come with more experience) but I can’t say she looks bad. Jessica gets an IN. 

  • Anonymous

    OUT! and her face looks greasy. Bad makeup and missing foundation garments.

  • Anonymous

    How can Emma Stone’s outfit possibly be IN??? Dammit, the consequences of not voting.

    Out for Jessica.

  • Anonymous

    How can Emma Stone’s outfit possibly be IN??? Dammit, the consequences of not voting.

    Out for Jessica.

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

    She’s more IN than out. The execution on all fronts is a bit off, but the overall look is fine. Just wish the dress was whiter in color.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Bra, waist, color…you nailed it.  Pretty dress, though.

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

    she needs kate winslet’s foundation garments to make this work.
    then again & even better: would work well on kate winslet, w/ her foundation garments.

  • http://twitter.com/RobertSanchez36 Robert Sanchez

    Out just because of the color making her look so washed out. I really want to “in” her because she’s adorable in interviews. But the dress color is terrible and the details, as you mentioned, are off.

  • Anonymous

    Poor thing.  I think she just must be exhausted. She has been in every movie for the past three months.  She needs her gays to give her a shot of tequila, a shot of espresso (not together -ugh), fix her hair, redo her lipstick, and push her out on that carpet.  I feel for her exhaustion – really, I do.  But, honey, you’re wearing couture.  Get your shit together!

  • Anonymous

    Poor thing.  I think she just must be exhausted. She has been in every movie for the past three months.  She needs her gays to give her a shot of tequila, a shot of espresso (not together -ugh), fix her hair, redo her lipstick, and push her out on that carpet.  I feel for her exhaustion – really, I do.  But, honey, you’re wearing couture.  Get your shit together!

  • Anonymous

    Poor thing.  I think she just must be exhausted. She has been in every movie for the past three months.  She needs her gays to give her a shot of tequila, a shot of espresso (not together -ugh), fix her hair, redo her lipstick, and push her out on that carpet.  I feel for her exhaustion – really, I do.  But, honey, you’re wearing couture.  Get your shit together!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sara-Jenkins/506864334 Sara Jenkins

    Couldn’t take my eyes off her shiny, shiny face. Out.

  • Anonymous

    (spit take).
    Are you guys drinking? She looks horrible. HIddy. Matronly ‘accentuate your mid-section’ type of trainwreck. I agree that her hair and make-up only make it worse but I don’t get why you guys like the dress. It might be couture but it’s also zzzzz…….
    Sorry, fell asleep as a result of a boring dress. Is this fashion or is this the 50′s?  Maybe it’s just dress abuse. Not sure but I know it’s not working.

  • Anonymous

    OUT and a slap across the face from her outraged governess for leaving the house looking like that for the ball. Sent up a long, winding staircase in disgrace to go to bed without dinner and to have a harsh scrub in the tub by Mrs. Tilwillikers, who also sternly disapproves. 

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

    I see your problem. We’ll ignore the hair, even the model had fly-aways so I suppose we can call it the Run Way look, but the rest? The dress looks beautiful on the model because it stands out against the blue-gray background. Here, on the RC with heat and humidity it falls flat. Save it for the photo shoot, this isn’t RC material. OUT

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

    I see your problem. We’ll ignore the hair, even the model had fly-aways so I suppose we can call it the Run Way look, but the rest? The dress looks beautiful on the model because it stands out against the blue-gray background. Here, on the RC with heat and humidity it falls flat. Save it for the photo shoot, this isn’t RC material. OUT

  • Anonymous

    Out.  It’s not her dress.  She looks dressed up, but not couture fabulous.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    I think it is a beautiful dress, but it should be on a brunette.  It is too close to her own skin color.  And her hair is a mess and her face is shiny – I don’t care how hot it is there, she needed to blot before pictures.  I’m afraid it is an out for me.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. When will these chicks learn that satiny, lacy tablecloths don’t make for good fashion? The tablecloth, I mean “dress”, looks cheap and the styling is very sloppy.

  • http://twitter.com/yup_lester lester

    in from me

  • Anonymous

    The dress is gorgeous but the color of it does NOTHING for her…I can forgive the messy hair/face cause it is probably hotter than Hades in that gown.  I’d be sweating like a whore in church too wearing that thing…

  • Anonymous

    IN!

  • http://twitter.com/BeantownMrs Praggya R. Barretto

    Out. It’s too close to her skin tone so she looks like a disembodied head and levitating arms. If it had been in a darker color and a material that wasn’t so shiny, then it could have been very pretty.

  • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

    IN

  • Anonymous

    a lot of orange here, like a paint color swatch

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely HATE it when I see a starlet walking around in a giant same-skin-tone outfit. She has too much pink in her skin for this. While I do agree somebody out there with a pale complexion + doe eyes could rock this dress out (ala Christina Ricci), someone with even a teeny bit little olive undertone could make this look faboo.
    I really also don’t like the belt; it looks like she tucked the top part of the dress into it. Makeup’s bad bad bad, but I actually don’t mind the hair, as strangely enough, it looks unkempt yet very meticulously placed. Still, I can’t keep a girl in when I just like her hair. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Well I have to assume that Jessica does not have an army of helpers like Gwynnie here:
    http://gofugyourself.com/fug-or-fab-and-well-played-gwyneth-paltrow-09-2011/contagion-premiere-68th-venice-film-festival-4
    But someone needs to be put on blot duty at least. It’s not that hard, she could even do it herself.
    OUT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Gilbert/875055316 Claudia Gilbert

    Obviously, different people have different colouring, but I wished she’d gone for a more similar makeup that the model wears.  The bright lipstick jumping out ruined the kind of paleness thing she had going.  The gown is lovely, but I do get the sweaty comment.  

  • http://badkittyknits.blogspot.com KittyKnits

    In!

  • Anonymous

    It’s not perfect — and you listed all the reasons why — but in/out is a choice, not a scale, so more “in” than “out.”

  • Anonymous

    Out for the pale coloring of the dress and the shiny face.  

  • Anonymous

    In. Looks glorious on her. The runway model is styled with flyaways. Don’t like the shiny face, but at least it helps differentiate it from the dress.

  • Anonymous

    Sweaty and messy.  Hard to give someone an ‘out’ due to the weather, but boy this goes beyond that.  She looks like she’s melting…the color so close to her skin tone, saggy boobs, all that puddling at the bottom, frizzed and fly away hair, and the sweaty and shiny face.  Poor dear.

    OUT

  • Anonymous

    In.  There are definitely some bad points but overall I don’t dislike it enough to say it’s out.  In for me.

  • Anonymous

    My reaction is “meh.” The gown is gorgeous, but really needs to be on someone either several shades darker or several shades lighter. The lack of contrast with her skin is detrimental to the gown. Better styling might have made up for it, but that’s not what we’ve got here. She’s so bland she’s practically invisible. She’s surrounded by a “don’t notice me” field.

    If this were a second-string red carpet event and she was in a cocktail dress, I would say “meh” warrants an in, because at least it passes muster.

    But when you’re in a couture gown at a respected film festival, “meh” = OUT. The bar is higher, and she’s not even close to clearing it.

  • Anonymous

    She looks so… listless.

  • Anonymous

    She looks so… listless.

  • Anonymous

    Yawn.

  • Anonymous

    That dress is to die for and is absolute perfection, why is she wasting it on Sunday morning hangover styling?! It makes me so sad.

  • Anonymous

    This one is so hard!  Okay, I’m ready.   You’re right about the too-tight waist and from the front, at least, she’s got the ‘standing in a hole’ problem.  However, the dress is gorgeous and the color works and she’s awfully pretty so:  IN!

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

    Out.  Totally agree – and the color is not good on her.  It is a pretty dress though.

  • Patricia Biswanger

    OUT.  Color is terrible on her, and though the runway model is also sporting messy hair, you are right, this dress demands better.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

    Out!  I’m tired of lazy celebs not finishing their looks.

  • Anonymous

    out

  • Samantha Irene

    agreed. It’s the hair and makeup that take this straight to OUTsville

  • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

    Why do I think that that’s Keira Knightley’s couture gown?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Curefreak Daniel Wheeler

    I have to agree unfortunately the dress is nice but it’s not worn well and the rest of your critisims are valid.
     so yeah out