In or Out: Jessica Chastain in Viktor & Rolf

Posted on September 15, 2011

We’re not sure if this is an example of “Girl, that is NOT your dress.” Let’s walk through it together.

Jessica Chastain in Viktor & RolfJessica Chastain attends ‘Coriolanus’ Premiere during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival in a Viktor & Rolf gown.

Viktor & Rolf Resort 2012 CollectionViktor & Rolf Resort 2012 Collection/Model: Anais Pouliot

Jessica Chastain in Viktor & Rolf

Jessica Chastain in Viktor & Rolf

Jessica Chastain in Viktor & Rolf

There are times when we fear we’re too hard on this gal specifically and too hard on pale-skinned redheads generally when it comes to color. We love this dress and we love the color of this dress, but we’re not convinced it’s the right color for such a pink girl. Now that we’re reaching the end of New York Fashion Week, we can tell you that brilliant yellow paired with black is definitely a trend for spring, which is great, because it’s a striking combination. But yellow’s tough for a range of skin types, not just the pink girls. Olive-skinned girls can’t always rock it, nor can lighter-skinned Black women. In fact, the only skin tones that tend to effortlessly rock it are those of naturally tan Mediterranean or Latin women and dark-skinned Black women.

But it’s still striking on her and we think she might have been able to make it work with the right kind of makeup. This would not be the right kind of makeup. In fact, all of her makeup tends to play up her pinkness, making her look a little consumptive. And the hair’s a mess. We’d give her an OUT on the hair and makeup alone but we’re more interested in hearing what the Bitter Kittens think of this color on her.

 

Vote Now!
IN! Bold and striking!

OUT! Flight of the pink bumblebee!

 

Christina Hendricks’ “They’re called ‘breasts,’ mama” dress got a near-unanimous OUT.

[Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, elle.com]

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527150091 Pat Biswanger

      OUT.  Not loving the color at all.  I think it’s for black women, or very very white women, only.  I also think the belt is too wide on her.  It’s OK on the model, but on her it makes the dress look short-waisted and her waist look wider.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=527150091 Pat Biswanger

        P.S.  I am so excited to be a first responder.  I’ve never had the honor before!

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

      I don’t love how her hair is styled, but I like the rest. She has all the colors of the sunrise working for her. It’s not perfect, but it’s not bad. IN

      • Anonymous

        IN!! I agree, hair is a bit messy and the lip color is wrong, but I think she looks gorgeous in the dress. So I say IN! IN!!

      • http://shootingshoes.wordpress.com Amanda Gun

        I agree, it’s another IN from me. It’s not very exciting, but it’s far from bad.

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

      OUT.  Don’t like the flappy thing, don’t like the bumble bee thing. The belt is too plain, looks like a piece of tape.  Don’t like the lipstick. 

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        But she was smart to tuck the long “flappy thing” into the belt. The model looks overwhelmed by it.

    • Joanna Schuth

      I don’t think the color vs. skin combo is necessarily bad here; it’s her makeup that’s much too much and throwing everything off. It’s chalky and much too hot-pink based.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        Agreed! I actually think the color looks FABULOUS on her. The hair and makeup are what kill it.

      • Anonymous

        The lipstick is very harsh as well.

    • Jason Kramer

       I love the dress on her.I think this is a case of “Girl, this is not your red carpet pose”. As I scrolled down the post, I just kept thinking “hands on hips! Look alive, Jessica!”

      • http://twitter.com/Jillio Jillio

        Agree! Love the dress on her, but she seems unconvinced. 

    • http://twitter.com/catherineeileen Catherine Hann

      It’d be so much better if they’d tone down the blush. That took her pink-ness to a whole new level.

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

      I’d say in ,except for tucking in the sash. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/decapod73 T.S. Alexander

      IN!
      Disclaimer: I’m red-green colorblind, so maybe this looks better to me than to the rest of you.

      • Anonymous

        I’m also colorblind, and I think she looks great.  Maybe she is, too?  

    • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.eric.hill Shawn Hill

      IN! What a dress! But definitely needs different hair and makeup. Maybe even as crazy as the model’s blue eyeshadow. Doesn’t Jessica have blue eyes? They should be popping!

    • http://profiles.google.com/h.e.waddell Heather Waddell

      I think this is actually a nice color on her. The gold tones to the yellow are nice with her skin and hair.

      That said, the hair and makeup are terrible.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed, sort of. The yellow just needed to be a *smidge* warmer and have a smidge more gold and less lemon. That with the right makeup, would have been fine. Although, as a redhead who just doesn’t even try with yellow, I’m not actually sure what the right makeup would be – just that this isn’t it! :)

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

          Good assessment of the dress color. I only kind of like this particular yellow for her, and she apparently didn’t know how to make it work. So, since we’re stuck with it, I’d say the make-up needs to be warmer. I actually like that shade of lip color on her, but, with this dress, she’d do well with a a slightly orangish red, or a brownish pink. And the blush is way too pink. What I’m saying here is earth tones. :-)

          I do like that she emphasized her mouth and went minimal on the eye make-up, but she needs to tone down the blush too.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      In, reservedly.
      I love the color and I don’t think its bad on her at all.  She does need more dramatic make up to balance it however.  The reason I’m being reserved on my in vote is that she pushed the side shoulder drape up and belted over the tie sash, which make it look far less interesting as a dress.

      • Anonymous

        I echo your reservations, but also give it an In.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly. It looks like a huge yellow tea towel knotted up over her boob.

    • Anonymous

      IN! Fits her beautifully and I love that she didn’t shy away from a great color.

    • Anonymous

      In- I really like the color and I will always defend and fellow pink girl. 

    • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

      I like the dress and the color, but from the neck up she’s a disaster!  That next to last photo looks like a mug shot.  OUT!

    • Anonymous

      Indian girls also rock the yellow. Frida Pinto would KILL in that dress.

      But Chastain’s hair is icky, if she’s going to keep the bow she should have kept its length, and I’m just not digging it.

      OUT.

      • http://typicalgirlink.wordpress.com/ Dorothy Damage

        I agree. Brown and Black ladies in general tend to look amazing in yellow.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you, TLo (no surprise) – I think it could have worked, but there are just a lot of elements here that aren’t happening as they should be. The hair is a disaster, and her delicate facial features all but disappear because the only thing she’s rocking is a dark lip. So… maybe? Being of the redheaded persuasion myself, I’m not sure if I would attempt this color myself.

      I’m not sure I like what she did with the shoulder strap and the piece on the front, either – it looked airy and effortless on the model, but stuck under the belt, it looks almost like an accident.

    • Margot Brose

      I actually think redheads look good in yellow, but the styling is awful. Black PEEP-TOE PLATFORMS with a gown, black nailpolish, and a black belt? So utterly bumblebee. Addtionally her hair and makeup are terrible for the dress. Out, but don’t stop believing!

    • http://www.reporternextdoor.wordpress.com Ashley Nicole

      I’m a pale skinned redhead and yellow is just one of the colors we have to avoid. Also, I like the way the top is worn on the model better. OUT!

    • http://twitter.com/JifferAlderman Jennifer Alderman

      I’m a pale skinned redhead and yellow is just one of the colors we have to avoid. Also, I like the way the top is worn on the model better. OUT!

    • MilaXX

      In. I think she needs a matte foundation to downplay her pink/red tones, but I like the dress on her. Not a home run, but not a bad effort.

    • http://twitter.com/bredalot Breda Smith

      My first instinct, as a pink-tinged person myself, is ABSOLUTELY NOT. The only yellow I can fit in my wardrobe is in purses, because there are other colors between them and my skin. (Maybe belts?) But I almost like this on her. Full disclosure: I am totally on the Jessica Chastain Train after seeing her performance in The Help, where she was fucking adorable and occasionally heartbreaking. But I still think she’s pulling this off way better than she has any right to.

    • Judy_J

      I think the color looks good on her, but it’s ruined by that hair and makeup.  Especially the makeup.  A smokier eye and less pink blush would look better, I think.  I do love that dress. I say IN, based on the dress.

    • http://twitter.com/OracleKath Kathrine Marlow

      OUT.  The girl is in serious need of gays.

      • Anonymous

        Trust me, PLENTY of “gays” I know would not have the slightest clue what to do here.  Or in any fashion situation.  I personally would love it if we could get past the stereotype that all gay men have good taste and a sense of style. Go to any gay bar in any city in America on any given night, the evidence will hit you square between the eyes.
        And I am sure there are plenty of women who could be more helpful to her than some gays would be.
        Thanks, stepping down form the soapbox now.  Damn!  It’s slippery up here……

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          So very true Tom.
          I know loads of style challenged gay men.  In fact I deal with them in my work environment every day.  Fortunately, I’m in a position to pull them aside and quietly say, “Honey, no. I cannot in good faith allow you to put those things together in the same house let alone the same room.”

        • Anonymous

          could we perhaps alter the phrase “Gays” to mean “anyonewhoknowshowtodressyouwhenyoudon’t”?   

          • Anonymous

            PERFECT!  Let’s just go with “AWKSTDYWYD”!  Say that 3 times fast…… :)

    • http://postsomethingcreative.blogspot.com Nicole

      The hair and makeup makes her look about 20 years older.

    • http://chupatinja.wordpress.com Santa

      IN, it looks great on her.

    • Anonymous

      IN because I really love the dress. I think she just needs to work it more. Sell that dress, girl, it’s gorgeous!

    • Anonymous

      OUT. For the color alone. I’m one of those people who cannot rock this, or any other shade, of yellow. I can’t/won’t even have it around me and have been known to leave rooms painted yellow! I kind of like her messy updo though.

      • http://twitter.com/bredalot Breda Smith

        You would’ve had a hard time at my high school. My senior year, a new school was built, and for some unknown reason (“principal’s favorite color” was the rumor) they made all the hallways and lockers pale yellow. It was, somehow, horribly depressing. But then, between the fluorescent lights and general adolescent state of the students, everyone looked godawful all the time anyway!

        • Anonymous

          Do you suppose they would’ve allowed a transfer to another school due to Color Aversion Syndrome??

      • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

        I’m stealing this idea: from now on, I will only appear in rooms that go with my skin tone. Freakin’ genius!!!

    • http://twitter.com/BookcaseHat Emily

      In! I like the yellow think she looks great.

    • http://profiles.google.com/thekate Kate Musgrove

      Honestly, I love it. IN. 

    • Anonymous

      Out but just barely. Personally I think the color looks better on her than the model. I just think it’s the styling that puts her out. The hair is good up, but needs to be cleaned up – no flyaways/dangly-bits. Then put the makeup focus on the eyes rather than the lips. And for GOD’S SAKE lose that rouge! Then a different/fancier shoe would’ve made it so much classier.

    • Anonymous

      In. Although, honey you need to fire your hair stylist. Sloppy locks do not work with the fierce chic of that dress.

    • http://www.facebook.com/girlonawarpath Tiffany Johnson Watts

      IN! Don’t like the hair. Make-up could be better, but I think she looks good and I love the color, personally.

    • Anonymous

      I think the dress looks good on her.  IN.  (Though, the hair is somewhat unfortunate.)

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

      Love her, but this isn’t the color for her.

    • muzan-e

      I’m not convinced that she’s actually a very pink-toned fair at all. It’s tricky: they’ve used a pretty cool-toned combination of lipstick and blush, the sorts of colours made for porcelain-skinned girls with the faintest flush of pink through their cheeks. But it looks to me like they’ve thrown a peach-ish foundation at her, which is just gorgeous with the hair and the eyes, and which plays against her skin just perfectly from the neck down. 

      The fiercely-yellow orange mightn’t be perfect for her.  But if you threw this colour up against a girl whose porcelain leans decidedly pink, you’d walk away with bleeding eyes. :)

      …. not that I’ve made that mistake while dressing myself before.
      ……. goodness no.
      ………..I can recognise when it’s Not My Dress. I really, really can.

      ………………but it was so so pretty…!

    • Anonymous

      Out.  Terrible hair and too-pink makeup warring with the lovely yellow dress. 

    • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

      Out. It makes her look sallow, and I don’t know why she belted the necktie in instead of leaving it flowing like the model. It just looks awkward now. And the hair is really bad. 

    • Joyce VG

      I think the color looks really nice on her. The dress is gorgeous.  IN.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

      IN! I think the color looks nice on her, I don’t see her looking consumptive at all.

    • Elena

      I could get over the color if she was giving me something in the hair or makeup. Out. But I think the dress looks mostly good on her.

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

      Love the dress and the color… I just wish her hair wasn’t so messy! I’ll give her an IN!

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

      In – She is striking and beautiful!  It’s a bold color and think it’s risk well taken!

    • Anonymous

      That is just way too much YELLOW for me; I feel like I am staring at the sun. I think I would probably give it an Out no matter who was wearing it. But the dress itself is pretty and so is she.

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

      In for sure.  I am a pink redhead and I’d never go near this dress for myself.  Partially because I’d have to drop the weight of a toddler from myself and also because of the color but she looks good.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sneslusan Sal Neslusan

      in! wearing canary is HARD and I think she looks lovely. 

    • Alyssa Stanfield

      In…only because I graded on a scale. For her, she looks much more alive and vibrant in any color, and I like the yellow on her. Hair and makeup are bad, but she appears to be making progress.

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

      On the model it looks carefree, on her it looks like a drape

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

      I like the dress.  Yes, it contrasts hard with her pinkness, but dark-skinned women look great in white, right?  I want to like her hairdo, but it looks like she’s got it up with a claw.  Still, what gorgeous natural hair. I don’t hate the make-up as much as TLo but I don’t love it either.  Overall, though: IN.

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

      It’s a very striking dress, and she almost makes it work. But the more I stare at her the more I’m convinced that the colour is just not good for her skin tone. So that inches it just on that side of Out, I guess. 

    • Anonymous

      In- She wears it well and the color works on her.  The construction of the dress would presents challenges for anyone.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JVRJ67CJ4WP52CDFVIPDBQF5GI Erin

      Before reading your commentary, I thought, “Wrong color, wrong hair, wrong makeup, wrong belt, wrong way to wrap that shoulder.”  I love her but this is definitely not her dress.  It could be stunning on her in a different color, though.

    • Mariah J

      Man I really love that dress….but I don’t think it’s her dress :(

    • Anonymous

      IN.  I’ve always love redheads in bright yellow (to which my own wardrobe bears witness).  I agree with the hair and make-up, but I think the dress is fabulous, so IN.  I also think the dress looks far less fussy with the bow (?) contained under the belt.

    • Anonymous

      I actually think the color works fairly well with her pink skintone. As someone else commented earlier, she’s got the colors of the sunrise going here. And the dress seems to fit her perfectly and creates a very flattering silhouette; it’s always been surprising to me how many red-carpet looks one *can’t* say that about.

      I’m giving it a reserved IN, the reservations being (1) the hair, (2) the clownish lip-color (the model’s is much more pleasing), and (3) the tucked-in bow/sash (although I allow for the possibility that untucked would affect the silhouette in a negative way, so maybe it was a good choice by the stylist here).

    • Anonymous

      I vote In. That is a great dress, and I love the tone-on-tone colors. I think her makeup could be better, especially the lipstick, but otherwise she looks great.

      P.S. I bought some lightweight saffron colored wool to make a skirt to go with a great vintage black w/white polka dot blouse I scored. So good to know I’m on trend. (Can’t wear this gold anywhere near my face or I look seriously ill.)

      • Anonymous

        Can you make that outfit in a nice BIG size for your pal Bigwhitegranniepanties?  xoxo

        • Anonymous

          You’ll have to be patient. I seriously bought the fabric about a year ago and still have the skirt on my to-do list!

    • http://profiles.google.com/rachael.margarita Rachael Jones

      Maybe if she chose a different belt, it would look so harsh.  Or she needs a deeper yellow, I’m a pale pink girl, and I adore wearing yellow! I’ll give her an In!

    • Anonymous

      Although it’s not my favorite, i don’t mind the dress on her. Like others have said, it’s the overly pink makeup that throws off the entire look.  If they toned down the pink on her eyes and cheeks, I think it would have made a world of difference.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I hate her hair, but I kinda love the dress, and the usually too severe red lip isn’t bad either. IN (with reservations)!

    • Anonymous

      She looks great even though it’s probably not her best color. But she pulled it off somehow. I would never even stand next to a curtain that color. 

    • Anonymous

      I really like it on her. I also like her hair … it’s kind of fun. IN!

    • Julie Fountain

      Out. Nice try, though, but the color is all wrong. Also not loving the proportions – she’s not tall enough for it. Maybe with a thinner belt. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

      I like the dress.  I don’t even mind the color for her.  Her hair, however OUTs her on general principles.  Nobody told her to ride in a convertible to a red carpet.

    • Anonymous

      You know,  the more I look at this I think it’s just not her BELT.  The dark colour of the original went well with the model’s dark hair but with her it just looks too dark and heavy and adds one more colour to the mix.  Swap it out for a warm brown, similar to her hair, or a dark red, similar to her lippy and the whole look would have been so much softer and she would have been all citrusy and lovely.

    • Anonymous

      In!!!!  1000x in!

    • Anonymous

      Out. The color is pretty, but it’s not her color, and I don’t think there’s any makeup in the world that could’ve made it so. And the hair is far too messy.

      Clean up the hair and make the dress in turquoise and you have a winner.

    • Anonymous

      In. I agree the color’s not perfect for her, but I still think she looks lovely.

    • Sara__B

      Her blush, lipstick, eye makeup, gown color, hair style, and lack of visible energy are making her look a LOT consumptive. (I’m actually wondering if she was feeling ill.) The dress is definitely bold and striking, and I do like color on the red carpet, but this is not quite working for her. OUT.

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

      In. Just for the heck of it.

    • Anonymous

      No woman looks good dressed as a giant school bus.  OUT.

    • Guest

      I don’t disagree with u 2 often, but I’m going to have to.  I think this is a stunning outfit and I like the red lips.  Now to be honest, I am a fair skinned (slightly) redhead so maybe that’s why I think it looks good. So…IN

    • Anonymous

      I don’t disagree with u 2 often, but I’m going to have to.  I think this is a stunning outfit and I like the red lips.  Now to be honest, I am a fair skinned (slightly) redhead so maybe that’s why I think it looks good. So…IN

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

      In on the dress, out on the rest.

    • Anonymous

      Not a good color for her. Shame, because she’s a beautiful girl, but she needs to learn which colors work for her and which don’t. Yellow on a redhead is usually not a good thing. 
      Agreed on yellow being tough to pull off for most of us. My skintone is light olive and I look ill if I wear yellow. My co-worker is a dark-skinned Dominican and she looks positively radiant in yellow.

      The dress itself: I like the original version better, with the two straps on the shoulder. You know, she could have had the dress reworked in a beautiful blue or green, which would have looked amazing on her. I like the fit of the dress on her. It’s really just the color that’s not working.

    • Anonymous

      I think she’s IN – very elegant.  …although I kind of wish she were posing like the model. 

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

      I say it’s a big “in” She looks great. I find that I LOVE bright yellow on my pink skin. What I DON’T like is the chunky black belt. I don’t care if it’s on trend or not. It looks like she borrowed a back support belt from the guys at Home Depot. Something pretty and delicate would be better here.

    • Anonymous

      Ummm, no. It misses the mark. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      IN – I just wish she had not tucked the sash into the belt.

    • Anonymous

      Couldn’t they have put a peach blush and coral lipstick on?  The dress is okay it is the makeup that makes it an out.

      Plus the tucked in sash.

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

      Agreeing with the comments that the belt is what’s throwing it off – if you hide that part, I think the color on her looks kind of cool.  She’s too fair & pink to do this color AND the bold black belt and shoes.   Her lip is the wrong red too.. but the dress… I love it.   IN. 

    • Anonymous

      Hard to put your finger on, but I think perhaps it’s the heaviness of the wide black belt contrasted with the clearly lightweight fabric that’s not working for me.  Definitely a tough color to pull off.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Cool dress, but not her color at all.

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

      OUT, don’t love the hair and the lipstick really doesn’t help the dress at all. I think that a different color would have been wonderful but this clashes too much with everything else on her.

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

      Yellow = fave colour. Pale = my fellow skintone (although I happen to be someone that looks great in yellow). Therefore. IN.

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

      Yellow = fave colour. Pale = my fellow skintone (although I happen to be someone that looks great in yellow). Therefore. IN.

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

      Yellow = fave colour. Pale = my fellow skintone (although I happen to be someone that looks great in yellow). Therefore. IN.

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

      Yellow = fave colour. Pale = my fellow skintone (although I happen to be someone that looks great in yellow). Therefore. IN.

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

      Consumptive indeed. Wrong shade of yellow. OUT.

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

      Consumptive indeed. Wrong shade of yellow. OUT.

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

      Consumptive indeed. Wrong shade of yellow. OUT.

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

      Consumptive indeed. Wrong shade of yellow. OUT.

    • Aly Light

      I think she could rock this with better make-up and hair. Mostly the hair– she cannot work a messy look, since it over-shadows her, (and nobody could rock this particular brand of styling) but lord lover her, she’s been trying to on every red carpet she’s stepped on.

      I say IN because the dress is lovely, but everything else needs to step up.

    • Aly Light

      I think she could rock this with better make-up and hair. Mostly the hair– she cannot work a messy look, since it over-shadows her, (and nobody could rock this particular brand of styling) but lord lover her, she’s been trying to on every red carpet she’s stepped on.

      I say IN because the dress is lovely, but everything else needs to step up.

    • Anonymous

      I zoomed past your post to say:

      Red + Yellow = McDonald’s.  All the time.  EVERY time.  If it’s red and yellow, it’s probably cheap, drive through, and clogs your arteries.

      Where did I learn this?  Fashion design school:  color psychology class.

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

      nice dress, looks feverish. not that feverish is always bad.

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

      nice dress, looks feverish. not that feverish is always bad.

    • mdesmondobrien

      I actually think she’s rocking the color. It’s the hair and makeup that are unforgiveable. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      With the right make-up (i.e. lips not THAT red and shadow/blush not THAT pink) this could be a beautiful look.  When you put your thumb over her face, the skin/hair/dress color look better.  Of course, you shouldn’t have to put your thumb over someone’s face to make the look work.  I’m giving her an almost-IN.

    • Anonymous

      Almost IN. She seems to have autumn coloring, and that shoulder-sash gold is a nice warm autumn — without that, the canary yellow alone wouldn’t work. The lipstick is too blue. I’m neutral on the messy hair, but the dress drapes just loverly. (I think the sash thingie shouldn’t be tucked into the belt, though.)

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

      I do like the color and the dress, but the styling ruins everything. Still i’d say in.

    • Anonymous

      I agree with the makeup.  But I think the dress is nice on her.  IN.

    • Anonymous

      I’m giving this an ‘in’ but not all caps.  I don’t think it’s so bad on her and I’m not sure I can tell you why.  On my monitor it is not a green-hued yellow, which really helps for her skin tone.  I fear a lemon yellow would have been a disaster on her.  So if she’s going to wear yellows, this is the way she should go.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, this is so not the color for her.  The dress itself looks great on her, but that color is devouring her.  She looks like those paper dolls from when I was a little girl.  They were all very pink and the clothes were all very bright colors that made them look like flat marshmallows.  OUT!

    • Anonymous

      When I saw Jessica Chastain’s photo, I thought she wasn’t dark enough to pull off that color well. But when I saw the model’s photo, l  was surprised how well it worked on an extremely pale skintone. Edited to add: In! It could be better, but not bad.

    • Jessica Rowe

      Totally agree with you about the colour.  Well done, TLO.

    • http://twitter.com/artfulhome1 Christy Bishop

      It’s an unusual color combination, and I think a stunning one! I like the color much better here than on the model. Could the makeup be better toned? Maybe, but I’m not offended by what’s here. I kind of love it.

    • Anonymous

      IN, but she should have left the scarf outside the belt the way it was worn by the runway model. Marigold is a delightfully unusual color. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

      The length is stumpifying on such a wee tiny lass.   OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe it’s me, but I think she would be IN if she didn’t seem so depressed. She just seems to not really be werq-ing her look, you know? It’s like she’s not sure of the dress, or she’s feeling sick or something. If she was all “Sparkle, Shirley, Sparkle” she’d look fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      Out.  Not her dress, agreed, and the lipstick color is too bold and the cheeks are too pink.  Other than that, she’s fine.  I love this color, but it’s not one I can wear, either. 
      While I like black with either orange or yellow, can’t get over feeling all Halloweeny or bumlebeey wearing either.

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

      IN.  I think it’s her hair and make up that is messing up the over all look, but i think the dress looks nice on her.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      The first time I saw this color on the red carpet was Michelle Williams and it is so distinct that anytime anyone wears it I have to compare it to Michelle, and they always pale in comparison.  Michelle seriously rocked it.

      http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/fashion/best/4110/5/oscar-dresses.html

    • Anonymous

      The color doesn’t bother me at all.  i think she looks fine.  not crazy about her hair, but still, In

    • Anonymous

      The color doesn’t bother me at all.  i think she looks fine.  not crazy about her hair, but still, In

    • Anonymous

      The color doesn’t bother me at all.  i think she looks fine.  not crazy about her hair, but still, In

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

      Out.  The color is doing nothing for her.  Too bad.

    • Anonymous

      Not my favorite makeup but I like the hair and I actually love the color of the dress on her. Love it. I do think the look would be more attractive if the dress were cocktail length but that’s a minor thing. Overall, IN!

    • Anonymous

      The lipstick is weird but I do in fact love that color on her.  It’s a gorgeous, regal dress.

    • Anonymous

      The lipstick is weird but I do in fact love that color on her.  It’s a gorgeous, regal dress.

    • Anonymous

      OUT – the dress is gorgeous but as a fellow pink skin toned person, that is not her color.  Hair and make-up did not do her any favors either.

    • Anonymous

      OUT – the dress is gorgeous but as a fellow pink skin toned person, that is not her color.  Hair and make-up did not do her any favors either.

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

       IN! This is the best look she’s put together yet: the dress fits, gives her a great silhouette, and the color works (c’mon, TLo… remember KiKi Dunst in that saffron Chloe dress? THAT’S bad coloring). I agree that hair and makeup are fairly bad: the hair looks half-assed and thinned out, the blush is too pink, and that trick she does of contouring the socket in her inner eye drives me *crazy* (especially here, she just left it as a pencil line…). But the accessorizing (those little black studs, the black cocktail ring, the black shoes, and the black manicure) is great.

    • http://twitter.com/cluckerdoodle Remy S

      I just desperately love such bright and happy shades of yellow on everything from furniture to clothing. I’m one of those pale pinky skinned girls who should probably avoid it too, but I can’t help but give her a vicarious IN for rocking such a sunshiny shade. 

    • Anonymous

      IN. I’m a pink-skinned redhead myself and I love yellow.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19801927 Dennis Coyle

      IN.  a different lipstick would change the perspective completely.  and one little miss does not an out make

    • Anonymous

      It has to be an OUT.
      THe color is not bad, but I think the sloppy hair and makeup kill this look. Oh, also the black belt on the OUTSIDE of the sash thing!

    • Anonymous

      I give her an In. The color’s incredible and I don’t think it looks bad on her. The only problems I have are her hair and that belt, which th model’s wearing too so I guess it goes. Still I think she looks really nice.

    • Terence Ng

      If she had gone with letting her hair down, with a blowout, I would have given her an in, especially because it would have made a better argument for the severe lips. OUT. The hair was a mistake.

    • Anonymous

      Why couldn’t she have done that dress in blue? 
      Is there something funky with her eye in that last close up shot?
      Am I the only one who recoils at yellow and black because I am afraid of bees?

    • Anonymous

      In.  I think with better makeup and better styling (tucking the sash into the belt) this would have been fine.  I’m willing to give her a lot of credit because she at least tries to wear interesting colors.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      In – sometimes a girl just needs a little sunshine.

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

      A little harsh.  That dress is fabulous, although I’m much more fond of the original styling on the straps.  For a yellow and black combo it’s remarkably *not* bumble-bee-ish and while it’s not her best color she’s not all washed out. She gets an IN from me.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. This is not her colour.

    • Rachelle Neame

      IN! I believe pinky girls can wear yellows like this- it works because it brings out yellow tones in her skin, and makes her look peachy.
       And that hair works amazingly- the hair, with the lip, and then the yellow, brings a beautiful range of color to the entire look. Although the lipstick could have been a slightly less dramatic shade of red, I agree.
      But yes. The consumption eyes need to go. But that’s a minor quibble.
      IN IN IN!

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

      I am torn because I love the color and dress on her, but I don’t like the hair and the make up.

      I’m giving her the in just for wearing the yellow. IN

    • Anonymous

      As a pale-skinned red-head, I saw the first photo and immediately thought – “Great Dress!!!!… awful lipstick!”  I do have really yellow undertones and so I actually look great in yellow.  However, I tend to like yellow on red-heads in general.  and yes, I do think you are too hard on red-heads.  Sometimes it pays to dress for the hair rather than the skin tone. IN

    • http://www.facebook.com/emmajliberman Emma Liberman

      In. Shed the rules! She looks lovely, it suits her body and quite frankly if redheads listened to all the rules we would get ever so bored of them. 

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

      IN. I love that dress and she makes me want to have red hair and pink cheeks.

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

      That makeup is hideous and she probably should have found something to go better with her skin but I can’t bear to call that gorgeous dress a fail. IN.

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

      That makeup is hideous and she probably should have found something to go better with her skin but I can’t bear to call that gorgeous dress a fail. IN.

    • Darnell Usher

      Latin is not a skin color!!!

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        Oh for God’s sake. Re-read the sentence.

        • Alloy Jane

          Lol, I’m always amazed at the lack of reading comprehension one finds here (and the internet in general, I suppose).  I mean, they are words.  Clearly typed.  And comprehensible.  But people are just dying to be offended by any- and everything.  Maybe this site should have a Kindergarten Refresher post where commenters are reminded to mind their manners and are quizzed on reading comprehension.  Also, that shade of yellow is too dark for her pastiness.  I’m a pale olive and I can’t wear that shade of yellow.  My sister, who is a naturally tan latin woman, rocks it.

        • Darnell Usher

          Yeah, it still doesn’t make sense.  There’s no such thing as naturally tan skin.  Tan is what you get from prolonged exposure to the sun no matter what skin color you are.

        • Darnell Usher

          Yeah, it still doesn’t make sense.  There’s no such thing as naturally tan skin.  Tan is what you get from prolonged exposure to the sun no matter what skin color you are.

          • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

            “Naturally tan” as opposed to a tan out of a bottle. It makes perfect sense to anyone who’s not determined to be offended no matter what.

            • Darnell Usher

              lmao.  I’m not offended at all.  Don’t get mad at me because you know that you’re wrong.  Have a pleasant evening, mmkay. 

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        Oh for God’s sake. Re-read the sentence.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      The color is all wrong but the dress is nice.  In. 

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

      In.  Love pink girls in this shade of yellow.  Hate the black belt/shoes, but if that’s the trend, I can’t hold it against the girl.

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

      In.  Love pink girls in this shade of yellow.  Hate the black belt/shoes, but if that’s the trend, I can’t hold it against the girl.

    • Anonymous

      I think she’s rocking it! The red lips really help to balance the boldness of the dress, but I agree, a sleeker hairstyle would’ve worked better. I also like the styling of the frippery tucked into the belt as opposed to the way the model is wearing it. Overall she’s an IN 

    • Toto Maya

      The dress is fine on her in my opinion, it’s everything else that drags it down. The hair and makeup, specifically. Maybe a different belt would have helped as well.

    • Anonymous

      Disagree completely. I think she looks pretty amazing in that color. IN.

    • http://twitter.com/theresaharnisch theresa harnisch

      IN. I kind of like her hair color and skin tone with the lipstick and dress… somehow it’s working for me.

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

      Hair’s a bir of a mess, but I like the dress and the color on her, so IN

    • Anonymous

      In. I love the dress and the red lip. Agree with the consumptive pink, but it isn’t harshing the fabulous enough to undermine how great she looks in the dress. I don’t mind the slightly messy hair.

    • Anonymous

      Frankly, I think the whole thing looks lovely.  I love the sunny color palette, both in the outfit and in her natural coloring.  It’s styled much better on her than on the model, too; it looks much sleeker and more elegant, and the up-do really highlights her collarbone.  IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN, but you’re right about the makeup.

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

      IN. I love the dress even if it’s not her color and I like her hair and makeup. In fact, I think she looks close to awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ChereeWinston Cheree Winston

      IN. I agree with you about the make-up, but still think she looks too good to call it an out! I’d like it better with the sash outside the belt too!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

      i like it! IN. 

      the model’s expression is hilarious. 

    • Aiste Griciute

      Yes, the hair and make up may be off, but the dress itself suits her pretty well. Don’t be too nit-picky.

    • Anonymous

      I think the color could work for her.  But it’s the changes to the dress that mess it all up.  It just looks awkward and uncomfortable, and that takes serious skill to pull off.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=745465637 Nellie Wilson

      I think she’s pulling it off. I agree the color is not the best for her, but on the other, she’s doesn’t look sallow or ill, which is what yellow does to most of us. My quibble would be with the belt. I think she’s short-waisted, at least compared to the model. A slightly narrower belt would have been better for her. But all-in-all, very pretty. IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN. The dress looks great on her. I think the yellow with the “orange” hair and almost red lip make it all work.  Hate the eye make-up though. 

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

      IN for the color and for the overall look. I’ve had fairish skin and freckles my whole life, and no matter what hair color I have, color can be a tricky thing. It’s something you have to play around with, try out, and be careful with your lipstick color. I agree with T&Lo, the makeup choices could have really helped out, but there is no reason she can’t wear this color. Don’t condemn her to black/neutral dresses!!!

    • Anonymous

      I always try to decide what I think before I get to your comments, and in this case you and I were exactly on the same page. I was all, “Huh, great color, but I’m not sure it’s great on her.”

      Still, I’ll give her an IN. The color isn’t benefiting her appearance, but neither is it clashing. Structure and fit-wise the dress looks great, and if it were a jewel-tone green, I don’t think there would be any debate.

      This color is hanging in there because the broad orange section is as close to a jewel-tone as orange can get. It’s the color of Madeira citrine.

    • Anonymous

      Girl, this is not your color.

      It’s a great dress though.

      Out.

    • Anonymous

      I love this.  IN.

    • Anonymous

      I love the dress, but I think it’s not right on her. So sadly, OUT. 

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

      I actually think she looks stunning in the dress, and the color seems to look good on her, so IN. (Her hair is a mess, what happened? And almost a out for that red lipstick…. you got so much color already, why so vivid on the lipstick?)

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

      LOVE the dress, and love it on her. IN. but as a fellow Ginger who loves her some turmeric-ey colors, I may be biased… ; )

    • Anonymous

      Out, mainly on the hair and makeup.  If her hair wasn’t so distractingly bad and her makeup (especially her lipstick) were better, it might be an in.  The style looks good on her.

    • Anonymous

      i like this color on her, and like that she kept it simple with the styling, even if it is an ad redux, although i prefer the vertical sash outside the belt rather than in. i also enjoy the messy updo ~ or at least am not bothered by it, but there’s not a great view of the back which i bet is a mess. i don’t like the platform pumps, especially this peeptoe varietal, but they do sort of balance the thick patent belt so i’ll give her a pass. as for the lipstick… is it her signature color? nope, but: the color the model’s wearing is most certainly not an option, nor is the next most compilmemtary choice (imo), a bright pink. the only colors that would’ve complimented both the dress and the woman would be a deep berry/purple or a coffee brown ~ neither of which would actually be appropriate for her OR the event. sometimes options are limited and bitches have to just “make it work” within certain constructs.

      for that, i give her an in.

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      I like the color, even on her. However, I think the black belt is what throws the whole look off. Even though the yellow with black (bumblebee) is on trend right now, with her coloring the black looks too harsh notice the model has black hair and the black works with her coloring). The same dress with a bronze belt would actually work with her hair and skin color. So, I say a slight IN.

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

      I think she could have pulled this off with the right styling, but it would have been tough to do. She hasn’t done it. OUT.

    • http://www.beautifymylifeblog.com Jessica

      In! I think she looks fantastic.

    • http://stitchingincircles.etsy.com Tina

      I think it actually looks pretty wonderful with her hair — very autumnal tones. I do think the ivory skinned, fun-having model with the dark hair looks better in it (poor actresses, having to compete with models!).

      Also, T Lo, Thank you so much for taking responsibility for making sure comments on all posts stay civil and appropriate and don’t body-snark. It is one of the many reasons that I love your blog.

    • Nora Mulllin

      /it might be her dress but it’s sure as shit not her hair and make-up. 

    • Anonymous

      IN, dammit.

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

      In! I love this dress and I actually think the color looks quite good on her. It’s striking, it’s unique, I even like the hair with it because it contrasts the harsh lines of the dress. I just hate what I see of the shoes – peep-toed clogs.

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

      In! I love this dress and I actually think the color looks quite good on her. It’s striking, it’s unique, I even like the hair with it because it contrasts the harsh lines of the dress. I just hate what I see of the shoes – peep-toed clogs.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but there was something off about this dress on her. I’m not sure if it was the color, shape or the length, but this dress and the styling are clearly not working.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but there was something off about this dress on her. I’m not sure if it was the color, shape or the length, but this dress and the styling are clearly not working.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ebba-Svantesson/1750647220 Ebba Svantesson

      in

    • Anonymous

      It’s not her skin color that bugs me with regards to the dress color, it’s her hair color that doesn’t suit the dress color at all.  I like the dress and color…not on her.  Tucking the sash into the belt looks ridiculous.  She also needs just a touch more eye makeup…smokier.  She looks really tired here.

      OUT

    • Anonymous

      OUT. This is a tricky color to pull off and it’s just not flattering on her. I’ve noticed her makeup is generally unflattering which is a shame  because she’s a pretty woman. She just doesn’t seem to know how to play up her good looks. Get a new stylist STAT!

    • Anonymous

      I love the dress and I love the color, but it is not a good color for her.  I also do not love her lipstick and her hair is too casual for this dress and this occasion.  She needs help.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely not.  I like the idea but the color combination doesn’t work for me.  That belt is ridiculous. 

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

      Oh, I’m obsessed with this. Absolute IN. Give me a pale freckly ginger in a bright color any day of the week.

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

      Oh, I’m obsessed with this. Absolute IN. Give me a pale freckly ginger in a bright color any day of the week.

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

      OUT. She looks like she’s 60 with that matronly ‘do — what happened? I hate the styling of the dress, looked better on the model.

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

      I love it! I think it looks great and adore the color. In!

    • Anonymous

      In. I’m not wild about her eye makeup or blush, but other than that I think she looks gorgeous and (surprisingly, maybe it’s just my monitor?) have no problems with the colour on her.

    • margaret meyers

      In.  How can you look this good and be out?

    • Anonymous

      i absolutely love that dress…. but hate hate HATE that black belt. i also think her hair could have been a little neater. out :(

    • http://twitter.com/SanjuShampur Sanju Shampur

      OUT

    • http://twitter.com/SanjuShampur Sanju Shampur

      OUT

    • http://twitter.com/SanjuShampur Sanju Shampur

      OUT

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you boys.  I think she could rock it with different make-up.

    • Anonymous

      Out.  She’s gorgeous, it’s gorgeous. They are NOT gorgeous together.

    • Anonymous

      Hmmmmm. Her make up could definitely be improved but I like the hair and the way the dress is styled- she looks pretty good here so I’ll give her an IN.

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

      With so many women showing up looking utterly ridiculous (ill-fitted, tacky, ugly, entirely wrong shoes, horrid hair, etc.), I don’t know how you can reasonably call this look an ‘out’. The hair is a bit too wind-blown, but that didn’t stop you from giving Angelina Ho-li a pass. At least Ms. Chastain chose a dress that fits her well and flatters her figure, put on lovely makeup even if it’s not quite the right makeup for this color dress (though I love the lips — rowr!) and looks bright and put together. I give her an IN. You go, pink girl!

    • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

      I don’t hate the color on her at all. I also think that women shouldn’t fear yellow, and this is a great example of why. I love the way this looks on her, although I wish she’d left the front-train outside of the belt. It looks a little claustrophobic this way.

      I would have recommended a pink lip, though. And she really should have done something with her hair after her yoga class. Sheez, girl.

    • Anonymous

      The harsh lipcolor is the big bad for me. I actually kind of like the burnt gold with her haircolor- gives her a firey effect or something,   

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Makeup and dress colour are having a smackdown fight.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laurie-S-Neilsen/775114982 Laurie S. Neilsen

      She looks like a number two pencil. OUT.

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      I’ll give her an IN since the only thing I’m not liking is the color of the belt.

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

      NOOOOOooo. Goddamn, she is so pretty and she always juuuust misses the mark. The yellow is fine if not for the orange-yellow sash. Pair those two brights with the red lip and it clashes in a bad way. I can see what her stylist is going for with the makeup–play down the rest of the face to focus
      on her lips in order to accent the dress–but she actually needs very
      clean, polished (I’m thinking of a pale metallic) effect on her eyes. As it stands, the messy hair and sleep-deprived eyes make her look like she’s allergic to her dress. Pass the Benadryl, please.

    • Anonymous

      The color is totally and completely wrong on her.

    • Anonymous

      The color is totally and completely wrong on her.

    • Anonymous

      In, Bold and striking! Nice choice!

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

      Out. Citations are as follows: failure to wear appropriate make-up, failure to have an appropriate red carpet facial expression and finally  failure to hire a competent professional hair-stylist. Jessica, I will give you thirty days to either burn that dress or wear it again with all citations corrected.

    • Cheri Lee

      The dress is beautiful and it looks like its wearing her so I am going with OUT!

    • Phillip Wilde

      The color does not work for her.  It makes her look sickly. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s an in, but just barely.  The belt really bothers me.

    • http://profiles.google.com/katherinempg Katherine Pisarro-Grant

      I love this. The color is beautiful, the fit is great, and she looks striking. The makeup is pretty bad, but overall, I think she looks great. IN!

    • Anonymous

      I like it. It doesn’t look as good on her coloring as it does on the model’s, but I can’t honestly say it looks bad. The hair and makeup could use some work. I understand the concept of making your lips bold to balance the dress, especially when you’re fair-to-pale, but that color + the dress color don’t do it for me (blue-based red lipstick + orangey-yellow dress =  not quite right).

      Anyway, she gets an IN from me.

    • Shona S

      I love the dress and I seem to love redheads in more of a variety of colours than most, I suppose. I think a smoky eye, pale lip (very pale lavender or coral?) and more polished hairstyle (up, definitely not down) would have helped immensely. Also, colourful accessorizing would have turned this into a more light-hearted outfit. As it is right now seems too harsh for her celtic features.

    • Shona S

      I love the dress and I seem to love redheads in more of a variety of colours than most, I suppose. I think a smoky eye, pale lip (very pale lavender or coral?) and more polished hairstyle (up, definitely not down) would have helped immensely. Also, colourful accessorizing would have turned this into a more light-hearted outfit. As it is right now seems too harsh for her celtic features.

    • http://twitter.com/younglibrarian Katie Dunneback

      As someone who has got damn near the same complexion as she does, this color combo is so incredibly *not* her friend. We pinkish redheads can certainly rock a cool yellow. The warmer yellows? Not so much. The lighting in the close-up/face-front picture is certainly the kindest to her, and if I’d only had seen that, I might rethink my position. However, the other pictures emphasize what my experience has been with this particular shade of yellow. I’m going to have to go with “OUT” on this one.

    • Anonymous

      In! And I love the consumptive flush and the messed hair. Love it all. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214755227 Meira Niibori

      OUT.  But not because of the color – looking at her arm against the dress, it might not be the best color in the world for her, but it’s actually not terrible because it’s such a deep, bold yellow.  But the makeup is awful.  So’s the hair.  And I much prefer the bowsashthing not belted, as it is on the model.  And perhaps a thinner belt on her, now that I think about it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1326120071 Gaby Ripoll

      IN!!

    • http://twitter.com/DresswithAplomb Aplomb Pomilio

      I think she looks lovely. IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN. I like the color on her, and she looks 1000x better in the dress than does the 10-year-old model. Fits her beautifully. But I agree on the hair and makeup (except the lipstick, which is fine).

    • http://www.nahuli.blogspot.com Anonymous

      Yeah, not a good color.  And I’m a pale woman who can never wear yellow.  I wish I could but I absolutely cannot.  So it thrills my heart to have my daughter wear yellow, since she has a lovely tan complexion since my husband is Filippino:)  But yeah, we pale women — yellow is not our friend.

    • http://twitter.com/Ash2046 Ashley Wu

      OUT. I think it’s more to do with the fact that she is a redhead and she is so fair, the “brightness” of it all makes her look lost in the dress since the yellow is so stunning. It’s also the lack of eye-make up that killed this look, because it just makes her look washed out…Notice how the model is able to hold her own in this dress because her dark hair gives her more “weight” and equal presence as the dress, not to mention the strong eye color

    • Anonymous

      I’m still pissed she and her stylist ruined the shoulder detail. That was the best element of the whole dress.

      I *think* the color could have been okay with different makeup, but I’m not sure what that makeup would have been. So perhaps not.

    • Anonymous

      I’m still pissed she and her stylist ruined the shoulder detail. That was the best element of the whole dress.

      I *think* the color could have been okay with different makeup, but I’m not sure what that makeup would have been. So perhaps not.

    • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

      Got to disagree i’m afraid, I adore that colour …and on her. It’s such a difficult colour to wear that i think as long as it doesn’t make you look bleurgh then you’re ok. 

      • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

        Forgot to then write IN

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

      I think it’s fab except for the makeup, so I’m going to say IN. Love me some Viktor and Rolf.

    • Anonymous

      I think the colour looks great on her. Love the make up but hate the hair. IN! For a couple of steps in the right direction.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t like the way the – bow? scarf? – is tucked into the belt.  That aside, I love the dress, love the color – but the color just doesn’t work for her.  Still, I can hardly blame her for wearing it anyway, so it’s a very reluctant out.

    • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

      I’m one of those people who is madly in love with yellow and can’t wear it next to my face. I do it anyway sometimes, but then I don’t have to walk a red carpet. I love her in this dress, though so for me she’s an IN.

    • Anonymous

      i say IN. mustard yellow is a must have for fall http://heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com/2011/09/blog-post.html

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_66KPZ36LMHMRQOX3HIJGHRNNUA MandyM

      I don’t mind the dress color at all. It’s better on her than the model for sure. But I am not crazy about her makeup. If we are judging the dress, she’s an in. If it’s the whole look, it’s a very hesitant out.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_66KPZ36LMHMRQOX3HIJGHRNNUA MandyM

      I don’t mind the dress color at all. It’s better on her than the model for sure. But I am not crazy about her makeup. If we are judging the dress, she’s an in. If it’s the whole look, it’s a very hesitant out.

    • Anonymous

      In.

    • vmcdanie

      I know the votes are in but this look is an IN to me. I love it whenever someone wears a saturated color and I don’t think the yellow looks bad on her. I do like the strap positioning better on the model. 

    • Anonymous

      I gotta say in, also.  Beautiful beautiful with her red hair.  

    • Anonymous

      Thsi si not her dress or the models dress whit is a public school bus.

    • Anonymous

      In. It’s not “her” yellow but she pulls it off.

    • Anonymous

      I like this, though I hate the hair and the make-up could have been better.

      I’m a pale-skinned, pink-tinged girl with dyed red hair (deep red, not trying to get the natural redhead look) and dark features. I have this Michael Kors rain coat that is pretty much that shade of yellow (I call it marigold) and I am in love with it. I wear it all the time, and I also wear red lipstick quite often. So, I am biased on this look because, well, I’d probably wear that dress with my red lipstick and my pink-toned skin :P. I don’t know–I really don’t think that it looks bad on her skin. But I guess I do like it a bit more on the model.

    • http://blue-again.myopenid.com/ blue

      IN. It’s beautiful and looks great on her. Only problem is it totally clashes with her hair color, but I can overlook that.