In or Out: Jessica Biel in Giambattista Valli

Posted on October 31, 2011

Jessica’s apparently feeling downright angelic, you guys.

Jessica Biel for Giambattista ValliJessica Biel attends the Fashion Group International’s 28th annual Night of Stars in New York City in a Giambattista Valli gown.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2011 Couture Collection/Model: Tanya Dziahileva (MARILYN)

Jessica Biel for Giambattista Valli

Jessica Biel for Giambattista Valli

Personally, we think she looks like a Hallmark Christmas tree topper, but that’s just us. Some people go for that sort of thing. We think she needed edgier hair than that Ma Ingalls ‘do she’s sporting and more dramatic makeup to take this away from sickly-sweet. Then again, maybe sickly-sweet was the goal. Kittens make the call as to whether this all works.

 

Vote Now!
IN! Touched by an Angel, bitches!

OUT! I’m gonna hurl.

Leelee Sobieski’s sister-wife look got a puzzled OUT from the commentariat.

[Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images, elle.com]

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  • Anonymous

    She looks like a Foot Ball player!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MNMVM2GPVUEIOJXBOSLCXKAW4U judy brown

      If linebackers wore gauze…

  • Sobaika Mirza

    Ew. No.

    Don’t like her belt either, the one on the model is much more stylish and edges it up a bit.

    • up with pod people

      oh interesting, the belt is the one thing I love about it.

      • Anonymous

        I like the belt, but not with this.

    • Anonymous

      I love the models belt, but it would probably make Biel look thick-waisted.

      Then again, the proportions are off on the entire outfit so I don’t know why they would think twice about the belt when theres thos giant should pads to worry about.

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

        yeah, maybe it would work on someone with a longer torso? Trying to figure out if it would work on ANYONE. still not sure I like it on the model. Better than on Biel, but still….

        • http://twitter.com/leslielies Leslie S

          either cate blanchett or zoe saldana … so basically, only the fashion gods.

    • Anonymous

      I agree.  Plus the model’s belt has movement; Jessica’s is too static and stiff so close to all that shoulder frouforall.

  • Anonymous

    Honey, The Immortals is coming out next month.  It’s too late to audition.  And, even if it wasn’t…did you really think that was the right way to make a good impression?

    OUT.

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

    OUT. If you had told me this was a wax replica of Jessica Biel, I would not have questioned you. She looks downright plastic.

  • Anonymous

    Classic case of “this is not her dress,” and the styling is way off.

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

      This isn’t her dress. It’s Barbara Mandell’s dress, circa 1980.

      • Anonymous

        Bingo! The only thing missing is the Aquanet helmet hair.

    • http://twitter.com/ladonnazc LaDonna Carpenter

      Completely agree.  This is Uma Thurman’s dress, or someone else who is a 8 feet tall, size 0 and has arms like toothpicks. I like the way it looks on the model, but she’s 8 feet tall, size 0 and has arms like a toothpick.

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

    OUT.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Oh Jessica, whatever am I to do with you?   That is WAY too much dress for you, and the overly referential gold leaf belt that imagines a laurel crown takes it straight to costume-land. And not in a good way. Mkay?  OUT

    • Anonymous

      THAT’s why the belt bothers me! Thanks, I was drawing a blank.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Hey that’s what us minions are for, right?  Its about helping our pals in critique out whenever we can. :)

        • Anonymous

          And this is why I love the minions.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Out.  Too much fru-fru frippery.  

  • Anonymous

    Out… I can’t even pinpoint what’s so wrong it’s just… wrong…

    • http://squirrel-monkey.livejournal.com/ squirrel_monkey

      It could be the shoulder ruffles swallowing her neck.

  • Anonymous

    I never realized before how much she looks like a young Princess Anne.  Oh, and the dress is bad.

  • Anonymous

    well dang, now I have the 7th Heaven theme song stuck in my head.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

    remove the frou frou shoulder stuff and it would be a pretty dress.

  • Anonymous

    *sigh* It would have been perfectly fine if not for those…shoulder…things. 

  • Anonymous

    Out. I don’t hate the dress, but it just isn’t working on her. This is one of those times that I understand what people are talking about when they say having a longer neck makes clothing work better on women. Those sleeve poufs look like linebacker pads on her. Not elegant at all.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Yep. You got it in one, Anathema.  The proportions are totally wrong on her.  Plus the dress is too big.  Checking the model shot and the pic of her, the hem is a good 2 inches too long.

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

      Long and skinny necks are important — I’d much rather dress a size 12 with a great neck than a size 0 with a short, stubby one.  There are just more options for neck and shoulders with a long neck.

      • Anonymous

        I get complimented on my long, slim neck from time to time. When I was younger I thought it was a really weird thing to  notice on someone, but now that I’m older, I get it. My hairdresser told me many years ago that because of my neck and my face shape, I can wear pretty much any hairstyle. I would never have thought of those attributes being so beneficial. Beauty is strange.

        • Anonymous

          Me and my short, thick German neck (as my aunts like to point out) are envious. Good for you!  :)

          • Anonymous

            LOL Those are my two perceived good attributes. I’d exceed the Disqus word limit were I to list all my perceived flaws (beauty and otherwise). ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Works on the model, but does NOT work on Ms. Biel. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Out.  Could be one of those dresses that only looks good in motion.

    • Anonymous

      That’s what I was thinking!  It’s so straight and ode-on-a-Grecian-urn when standing still, but it’s beautiful in motion.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like she’s voting herself OUT as well–that is not the facial expression of a gal who is feeling comfortable with her choice of outfit.

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

      Agreed!  She was not selling it…

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

    OUT. Her shoulders look deflated. 

  • Anonymous

    She looks like Princess Leia, she has a similar hair style even. The puffy stuff on the shoulders is just WTF.

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

      Princess Leia was never this fluffy…

  • BerlinerNYC

    That dress is crazy. Very “First Communion of the Infanta.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Poytinger-Baumer/1516981341 Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    out.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  It looks like she missed the sleeve opening on her right side.  And the belt with her jewelry, just….no.

  • Anonymous

    Wait, there’s no automatic OUT for when one’s shoulders are made to be twice the size of one’s face? 

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

    Take the puffy sleeves off and she’d almost be an in..wayyyy too much volume around her face

  • Anonymous

    I love this dress, but not on her. And I hate the belt with it. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    It’s very sweet and could be improved by de-sweetening, but it’s pretty and she looks human and lovely and no faux pas are screaming at me, so IN.

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    I actually love it. I think it’s graceful and elegant. Sure, it’s definitely “trying” too hard in the angelic category, but I still think she looks great!

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

    The dress is wearing her instead of the other way around. Out.

  • Anonymous

    Tree Topper!  OUT!  Hahahaha

  • Anonymous

    On Jessica, I do see Christmas tree angel, but on the model, I see 80s fantasy movie empress – or sorceress. The latter is actually a compliment, but it strikes me as one of those dresses that you can’t ever wear in real life. Certainly, she can’t, though the styling is not helping.

  • Anonymous

    OUT, but I appreciate the attempt. The execution is just a little sad to me.

  • Judy_J

    Looks way better on the runway model.  Out.

  • Anonymous

    Ew.

    Not crazy about the dress anyway, but the only things that somewhat redeem the runway version are (1) the dazzling white, (2) the more visually interesting belt, and (3) the model working it like she owes back-rent.

    Jessica looks so plain and unhappy just standing there in a dishwater-colored version of the original. Plus, the open-heart-surgery keyhole is unsettling and out of place given all the marshmallow fluff surrounding it.

    OUT.

    • Anonymous

      “… working it like she owes back-rent.”

      So funny.

  • Anonymous

    the clash between the belt and the bracelet is hurting my eyes!!!! 

  • Linde Hoff

    If she’d worn a headpiece to match the belt, she could ride in the back of a chariot….

    • Anonymous

      … through the pearly gates.

  • Clay Thompson

    OUT.  The sleeve interest has literally fallen flat, and they need to be re-invigorated to serve their purpose.  The hair also needs to pulled back tightly with 0 volume to not compete with the shoulder accessories.  She looks like she is trying way too hard in this get-up.

  • Brad and Anne White

    Very pretty. IN.

  • Anonymous

    I think that dress is better while in motion.  Standing around, not so much.

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

    That’s a lot of dress for her.. OUT

  • paula.pertile

    She needs a harp.

  • Anonymous

    Jessica’s sugar plum fairy aesthetic just doesn’t work especially when the runway model is bringing archangel realness. OUT

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Ugh the shoulders…ick. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    No thanks. Out!

  • Anonymous

    OUT

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

    OUT.

    I could see this dress working and being totally fabulous… on someone else.  Jessica Biel does not have the edge or the fashion chops required.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BA6BTBV4V3MQRX6K2HDEL7Y7TU MerridithK

    Out.  Hurling.

  • Anonymous

    yes, perhaps too angelic, but i can’t really say she looks bad. IN

  • Anonymous

    If she took the capelet off then…wait, what??

  • Anonymous

    Angelic, no.  Linebacker, yes.  OUT.

  • Mariah J

    OUT…this is why avant garde runway looks do not work in real life, the nice fluttering wings on the model deflate and end up looking like giant shoulder pads.

  • Sara__B

    I suspect this is a dress that needs to be in motion all the time. She’s made unfortunate styling choices, too — the smoothed-down sleeve ruffles now look heavy and bulky, the belt is much less interesting, and her hair and makeup are, yes, too Ma Ingalls. Sickly sweet indeed. OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/Deac82 Mike M.

    Needs a turban

  • Anonymous

    OUT. With her broad, volleyball-esque shoulders, she looks like a linebacker in this thing.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not as bad as I thought it would be from the header photo but the hair is definitely hurting the look, and she just barely lost the fight with those monster shoulders. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Any stylist who looks at this dress and thinks anything other than editorial should be fired.

  • http://twitter.com/baxterbartley Becky Bartley

    Love the belt, but ehh on the dress. Maybe if it was a different color or just lost the marshmallow fluff shoulders it would work?
    And yes the styling needs to edgier. I would love to see a bright red lip with this.

  • Anonymous

    Well, she was on 7th heaven….
    OUT.

  • Joyce VG

    “OUT!  I’m gonna hurl”!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I’m a stickler for correct hemlines. Floor-length means it hangs just above the floor, like it does on the model. Now she looks like a 6 year old girl. who has raided her mum’s closet. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Seems to be the latest rage — having the hem of a dress puddle on the floor. Like what they did with curtains starting about 15 yrs ago. It has to be done with the RIGHT dress, or it just looks too long and disproportionate. Makes for very dirty hems, no?

  • Anonymous

    PRINCESS PUFFY SLEEVES! You are OUT.

  • Anonymous

    If you took off the tissue dispenser shoulders, this would be a rocking IN.  As it is, it’s a disappointing Out.  She’s so pretty, and she dresses her body so very, very badly.  There needs to be a stylist out there who specializes in the “boyish” figured women of Hollywood.  Hillary Swank could use the same help.

  • Anonymous

    Double plus IN. I think this is the best she has ever looked, like Joan Crawford in Letty Lynton.

  • Anonymous

    My first thought was this was a dress that could have been worn by a movie star in the 30s or 40s, and I was trying to imagine the star and how she would have styled it. Katherine Hepburn – her natural toughness paired with the softness would have worked, or Joan Crawford? Dietrich definitely, and maybe Garbo…

     It doesn’t work for Jessica Biel, however, she’s too small, short-necked and “soft” herself, soft meaning pretty, and princess-like, not a bad thing, just not for this dress.

    • Anonymous

      Joan Crawford in Letty Lynton (19320 wore   a white dress with huge ruffled sleeves, designed by Adrian. It was widely copied and hugely influential for the evening looks for the rest of the decade.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry SewingSiren, I didn’t read your comment first before posting, but we are certainly on the same page! The dress itself is great, just doesn’t work 100% with Jessica, although to be fair, she doesn’t look bad, either.

    • Anonymous

      My thoughts exactly!  On the model, the dress definitely evokes the 30s/40s starlet sweeping into a room, giving fierce face, in dramatic black and white, in a truly gasp-worthy moment.  On Jessica, the gasp has left the building.

  • Anonymous

    And I love the Ma Ingalls hair too. I’m really hoping that comes in style. Preferably  with flecks of grey. Many many flecks of grey…. 

  • Anonymous

    OUT. She’s being swallowed by all that volume.

  • Anonymous

    You are lovely, Miss Biel, but that is nacho dress. OUT

  • Anonymous

    Preparing to hurl!

    OUT!  This dress is so wrong for her not-lithe-enough body. And I do not want to see any big white granny panties except for the minion of that very name who posts here.

  • Anonymous

    Out! This dress was made for a Cate or a Tilda. Jessica cannot pull it off.

  • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

    I’m with the minions – this plain, dull, boring girl cannot possibly handle GV and certainly not this dress. It’s for an Iman or the other four people in the world who can even hold a candle to her (I’m not sure who that is but it’ll come to me). That hair! aaaccckkk!!!

  • Anonymous

    I like this a lot.  Her makeup needed more oomph though.  IN

  • Anonymous

    She’s very pretty – but the look overwhelms her.  Out. 

  • http://casseroleandlongsuffering.blogspot.com/ Jenna

    Belt- in.  Everything else- OUT.  I do appreciate that it has a unique silhouette….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002209332020 Molly Maguire

    So dreamy. So delicate. So stupid…on her, and maybe on anyone but the model, whose headband says it all: peignoir for bedtime ablutions. Also: can’t anyone hem a skirt anymore? 

  • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

    I like the look though I think the belt on the runway worked better than the one that Jessica is wearing. That belt had a little more edge to it, which was nice. The hair is fine; I think that it needed to be up so as not to interfere with the somewhat complicated shoulders on the dress. Definitely an “IN” for me.

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

    I could like the dress, but.. that belt doesn’t work here. And I hate the hair. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Out!  That dress looks fine on a model for 3 seconds.  No way it works anywhere else.

  • http://twitter.com/coheny Coelha

    OUT! Don’t know about you, but I don’t appreciate the chandelier shoulders! Way too much fabric… but hey, I like the belt…

  • bookish

    No. Just no. She looks really pretty and there are lots of little details that I like, but only if she was supposed to be in costume for a Christmas play.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    Out. It looks boring, sad and limp on her.

  • Anonymous

    OUT – she looks like a linebacker in that dress! (An angelic one, but still- a linebacker!)

    • Anonymous

      I thought she looked like a cross-dressing linebacker!

  • Anonymous

    Those pouffy sleeves seemed to have died on her – the spray on lacquer the model has obviously been hosed down with is holding better.

  • Anonymous

    a fucking FAB dress, but the girl and the styling on the runway are light years ahead of jb… ms. biel is being worn by the dress, rather than the other way ’round, and for that, she’s OUT.

  • Sarah Lynnae

    I like the hair and makeup, but she looks like she’s being squashed by a fluffy mushroom.

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

    Hallmark tree topper it is, and dress looking way better on the model, but she’s IN.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Her post Justin sartorial choices are really weird.

  • http://postsomethingcreative.blogspot.com Nicole

    OUT

  • Kate Pearce

    OUT it looks like it’s trying to smother her.

  • Anonymous

    Out.  Twee Xmas tree ornament.  

  • Anonymous

    I *might* like this if the sleeves weren’t so awful. Maybe. But they are awful so OUT.

  • Anonymous

    out

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Get the girl her tinsel halo.

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

    OUT!

  • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

    Bleagh. 

  • Anonymous

    OUT. The belt she wore just ruined the look. And to everyone who said she looked like a cross dressing linebacker – spot on!

  • Anonymous

    Santa Maria!  as we say when we stub our toe.  What on earth?  Just all kinds of wrong.  And no blaming it on Justin either.  Not his fault.

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    OUT. This makes her look like a midget. Meaning, proportions are bad.

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

    Ridiculously puffy. OUT. Hate the belt and the hair. She’s had some good moments lately but this is not one of them. 

  • Nicole Merrill

    OUT; she looks ridiculous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Charlotte-Siewierkiewicz/503556621 Jessica Charlotte Siewierkiewi

    Out. There’s just something about those shoulder ruffless…

  • CQAussie

    No….sad droopy shoulder ruffles = OUT.  They’re so huge & depressed I can’t even see anything else!

  • Anonymous

    No.  I also irrationally hate her.

  • Anonymous

    Is this her Halloween costume?  If she wanted to be Adelita, she needed color.

  • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

    Out. The top is pure airbag deployment; the bottom is pure polyester prairie girl-era Loretta Lynn.

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

    even on the model the sleeves just seem done wrong.
    great belt on the model, however, & fabulous swoosh.

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

    OUT – If we removed the shoulder … whatever that is… and perked up her makeup I think I’d like it. The belt is good.

  • Anonymous

    I think the dress is gorgeous, as is she, but she’s way too milquetoast to pull this off. Panache, stat! OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Out.

  • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

    bad, bad, bad! Those cabbage patches on her shoulders are going to smother her.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. What’s with the mismatched “sleeves”?

  • MilaXX

    OUT
    Yet another case of Not Your Dress. She has an athletic guild and her arms are too buff for that dress. She looks like a chiffon linebaker.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katie-Heim/708520610 Katie Heim

    YUCK. O-to the UT.

  • MilaXX

    I swear we should all save ourselves some typing and just use NYD like we do WERQ

  • Anonymous

    The top of this dress looks like a craft project done with marshmallows. The model only looks good because she is in motion. Poor Jessica is pouffed beyond flattering. And the dress is too long for her.

    o.u.t.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. She looks like a dust ruffle.

  • http://twitter.com/nicolahearts nicole seligman

    OUT, but this is the prettiest i’ve ever seen her look hair/makeup wise.

  • Anonymous

    It looks top heavy on her. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    WOW  - out of ALL the beautiful things in the world to wear – THIS???
    and the hair and makeup belong on a certain maid that lives on a syrup bottle. 

  • Anonymous

    Out, mainly because of the overdone shoulders.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a great Halloween costume! Oh, wait. OUT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tracy-Alexander/3234141 Tracy Alexander
    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tracy-Alexander/3234141 Tracy Alexander

      OUT, btw

    • Anonymous

      Perfect!

    • Anonymous

      OMG – you nailed it.   someone left the barbie in the rain…

  • Anonymous

    It’s her fairy costume for Halloween?

  • Anonymous

    Out. Only good thing about the outfit is the belt.

  • Anonymous

    She thinks she’s dressed to the nines but this is closer to 7th heaven. It’s close. She’d probably get more IN votes if her hair was in a sleek pony tail with out a center part and maybe a funkier belt. That hair ruined it. I actually like the dress but not enough to give her an IN. OUT. 

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  At first I thought your opening line said “allergic,” which makes sense because it looks like a few boxes of Kleenex gave their lives for her shoulders.

  • Aly Light

    OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Out. Dress is wearing her.

  • Anonymous

    I feel like the dress is wearing her, rather than the other way around.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. She can’t carry those shoulders, proportions are all off, ridiculous. Maybe without the shoulder fluff??? Her face looks pretty, though.

  • Anonymous

    Out. Those shoulders need to go or she needs to some how embrace and rock them.

  • Anonymous

    I think those shoulder ruffles ruin the look. Good for runway; terrible for real life. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Out. Dress is beautiful; styling is wretched. That belt is too heavy for the ethereal gown. And the school marm hair throws another bucket of cold water on the Midsummer Night’s Dream theme.

  • Anonymous

    What the hell is wrong with this woman? She looks like a wax figurine of herself. I also think she suffers from something I call “you do not look like you think you do” syndrome. She seems to think she’s a supermodel, but she’s a pretty Hollywood TV star. My advice to her? Wear normal clothes so you can at least appear to be normal person.

  • http://twitter.com/pag_baj Paige Boerman

    OUT. Those shoulders kill it.

  • Anonymous

    out – what every other person who said out said. 

  • Anonymous

    OUT…she is pretty…the dress is really bad ’80s bridesmaid, and that belt can’t hide the fact.

  • Anonymous

    OUT  

    When she sees these photos and wretchedly flings the whole outfit out of her window, will someone please pick up that gorgeous belt and ship it to me?  

    Happy Monday!

  • Presumptuous Insect

    Oh, dear. OUTY McOUT.

  • Erin Nice

    Out. Love the dress, but hate it on Jessica Biel. And the styling is way off.

  • http://twitter.com/Coloradowomyn Kimberly S-W

    no.

  • Anonymous

    OUT! Looks like a tired sad dove. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s not just you….

  • Megan Patterson

    I agree, but I really want that belt.

  • Anonymous

    I actually quite like the dress.  I think it also suits the event she’s attending, but she really did need to toughen it up with edgier hair/makeup or accessories. 

  • Geno Boggiatto

    OUT.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  I love the bottom of that dress, but the sleeves with that BELT! I cannot with that belt.

  • Anonymous

    Brilliant halloween costume!  Also doubles as a Christmas ornament as TLo aptly notes.  Any other day of the year and it’s OUT!  

  • Anonymous

    The butter-cream shoulder ruffles are a bit too much.  The model has the bitch-tude to make them work, but Jessie here is sadly lacking.  OUT

  • http://www.wordydoodles.com WordyDoodles

    This dress calls for a very regal, imposing attitude if it’s going to work. Otherwise, the layers and folds will drown, smother and otherwise destroy the wearer. I can see Sophia Loren working it. But this isn’t Jessica Biel’s dress.

    • Anonymous

      OMG!  Sofia L. would soooo work that dress like it was her job and it’s bonus time!

      • http://www.wordydoodles.com WordyDoodles

        ‘And it’s bonus time!’ LOL- love it!

  • Laura Goulding

    Was she high?  Out.

  • Anonymous

    This is just NOT a look for her. OUT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1094686382 Elizabeth Monroe Baker

    Alexis Carrington called. She wants her dress back.

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

    Hates it!  Belt is drab, hair and makeup are drab, jacket is baddddd

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

      or maybe those wings are sewn to the dress??  BADDD

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

    IN!

    i kinda really love it, in a dhristmassy, really gay way.
    xD

  • Anonymous

    Out.

    I thought “bride cake topper for romantics”

  • Anonymous

    LOL!  OUT!

  • Natasha Fairweather

    Out on the dress, but I love love love the belt. 

  • Susan Carley Oliver

    The sleeves remind anybody else of hops?  Just me, then?  OK, I’m off to get meself a pint.

    I love the belt, and the skirt’s nice enough, but everything above the waist is a mish mash mess.

  • Anonymous

    There’s a lot of TRY going on here.

    I’ll give it an IN.  It’s glamorous bedsheets instead of boring bedsheets

  • oohsparkley!

    Too much dress for her.  Out

  • Anonymous

    Yuck.  The sleeves plus the spread on the floor plus the feather belt—fly away angel!  Out.

  • Anonymous

    It makes her look neckless and squatty. UT!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KQSWLY2RUE3HAOERJI7HHORJJQ Debby Barbero

    Out.  It looks great on the model and horrid on the woman!  Is it because it is static in the pictures of Biel?  As several others have mentioned, she does look like she’s wearing football padded shoulders as well.

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

    Love the belt…. that is all. OUT

  • Anonymous

    Out.  The shoulders look like a matador’s cape.  And the dress is not flattering.

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

    OUT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chloe.stabler Chloe Stabler

    OUT.  You would have to be superhuman to pull off the shoulders.  Even the model is struggling.

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

    Out. She looks like there are those shelf-shaped mushrooms growing on her arms.

  • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

    Those shoulders are insane. OUT. 

  • Emily Roach

    Out. That’s a dress to WALK in. not stand in. Too bad! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PCARAOJSL553GBBPQSLRYD5REE L.

    OUT, but on the model its very Lucy Ricardo.

  • Anonymous

    OUT!  That dress is sooo wearing her instead of the other way around.  And why is it all limp looking compared to the model?  Not the skirt, I get that: movement.  But the sleeves are less dramatic as well, just dull.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jill-Tracy/100001557759289 Jill Tracy

    Ugh! No, no, no, OUT!!

  • Anonymous

    Only Olivia de Havilland should look like Olivia de Havilland. OUT.

  • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

    I don’t think she’s getting it regular from JT anymore and therefore declared herself a restored “virgin”.  This looks more costumey than anything.  OUT.

  • http://profiles.google.com/mmara00 M M

    Out. As fluffy as those shoulder pads are, they actually appear to be weighing her down. She looks downright short here, where normally she looks statuesque. 

  • Anonymous

    I wouldn’t go so far as to say I want to hurl but definitely out.  It makes her look to fluffy and I doubt that was her goal.  I like the belt on the runway much better.  Completely agree with the hair and make up.

  • Anonymous

    The belt placement coupled with the floor-puddling length isn’t doing her proportions any favors.  I think it works well on the model, but Jessica’s not tall enough for that dress.  I also think the belt on the runway version is much better; it lengthens the lines rather than cutting the body in half.  

    OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I saw this on her in motion–some film clip–and it looked a lot better on her than these still shots–so I’m going to give it a reluctant in–also because I’ve been giving outs for about the last 15 looks, and I’m bored with my own negativity.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  Biel just doesn’t seem fashiony (I know, a highly technical term) enough to pull off this dress.  

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

    That dress should be burned. It would be a public service. And Ms. Biel should get a week in fashion detention for wearing it. OUT

  • Anonymous

    She looks like a blancmange. She’s going to turn us all into Scotsmen and win Wimbledon!

    Which is to say, OUT.

  • Anonymous

    In (an its okay sort of in, not a that’s fabulous in).  It is a sweet look, but that’s okay once in a while.

  • Anonymous

    Well I’m obviously in the minority here but I think she looks great!  It’s a high-fashion, off the runway look for a high-fashion event.  She’s chic, lovely and IN!

  • http://twitter.com/tommarkiewicz88 tom markiewicz

    frankly, i don’t think she has the height to pull it off. she obviously had it hemmed from the runway look, and with those proportions the shoulder treatment is too overwhelming. i think the simple up-do was the way to go, i just don’t think this is her dress. i could see zoe saldana rocking this though

  • Anonymous

    Hate it. Out

  • Anonymous

    Out out out out out. The whole combination is awful.

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

    What a disaster. What the hell was she thinking? OUT!

  • Anonymous

    Big time OUT.  She needs to be about a foot taller to pull this off…

  • Anonymous

    She just always looks sort of masculine to me, I guess it’s her very athletic build. Nothing wrong with an athletic build (I fall into that category myself) but it’s almost like she overcompensates by going too girly. That might make sense only in my head because I am distracted by the Scott Caan on my TV right now. Bottom line: OUT!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQSQJRAL4YYWB2OZNHNUHKZAEY Christopher

    Christmas ornament,  out.

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

    This would look sweet on someone like Reese Witherspoon. It’s not her dress. She looks like she has football pads on her shoulders.

  • Anonymous

    This makes my teeth hurt. Easy OUT.

  • bailey debruynkops

    cant stand her. no/out

  • Anonymous

    No. OUT

  • Anonymous

    OUT! It is too much of a look for her.

  • LocMama

    I’m chiming in before I’m influenced by the commentariat.  I say IN.  She looks romantic & soft.  She’s got a very athletic bod and can tend to look harsh.  Her broad shoulders are carrying those football pads just fine.  Besides, I thought Ma Ingalls was a hottie!

  • Anonymous

    Out.  

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Out. The proportions are all wrong on her.

  • Anonymous

    What, the floaty white dress with wings wasn’t enough? She had to go and add feathers. OUT!

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

    She’s just not stoic enough to pull this off.  Those sleeves make her look completely ridiculous.  The rest of the dress is really lovely, but the sleeves are swallowing her whole.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a

    Out, she looks like a fluffy turtle.  Also while the feather belt is lovely in its own right, the original belt is much better with the dress.

  • Zubair Ghumro

    IN! I think she looks demure and beautiful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

    Out. It makes her look like she has no neck and is stumpy and short. None of those things are true. Only a 6′ tall model can work something like this, and I don’t like it much even on her.

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

    OUT.  You nailed it with Hallmark Christmas tree topper.

  • http://twitter.com/onetimeko maybe more

    She looks gorgeous, but the hair’s off, she needs some accessory switching and she looks uncomfortable. She’s not really working it so cliche as it is, the dress is wearing her. OUT, but mainly because of her attitude… Some serious confidence and better styling could make this werq.

  • Anonymous

    UGLY

  • http://twitter.com/Kerry_McC Kerry McCombs

    I’m feeling the opposite….she has those wide, athletic shoulders, and I think the frou frou softens them up a bit. I’m going to give it an “in.”

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

    Nah, weird combo of floaty and big shoulders.

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

    Nah, weird combo of floaty and big shoulders.

  • http://rachbomb.livejournal.com Rachael J.

    Flowy dresses don’t work on this lady.  Stick to structured dresses Jess!

  • Anonymous

    Out. She and jessica Alba should start a club PBDGirls. Pretty But Dull. I mean they are both gorgeous and about as appealing as unsweetened oatmeal.

  • Anonymous

    unless she takes off and flies, she’s out.