In our Out: Elizabeth Olsen in Alexander McQueen

Posted on October 14, 2011

Brace yourselves, public. There’s another Olsen being foisted upon us. The good news is, she’s apparently so good in her film debut that there’s actually an Oscar buzz surrounding her, which is prompting all sorts of deliciously dishy reports that her older sisters are seething with jealousy.

Anyone who can get those creepy womb-mates to get angry is welcome here at T Lo International Style headquarters, we say. Now let’s judge her.

Elizabeth Olsen in Alexander McQueenElizabeth Olsen attends the 49th annual New York Film Festival presentation of “Martha Marcy May Marlene” in head-to-toe Alexander McQueen.

 

Elizabeth Olsen in Alexander McQueen

Elizabeth Olsen in Alexander McQueenAlexander McQueen Embellished Wedge Sandal

Elizabeth Olsen in Alexander McQueen

Well, one thing’s for sure: she’s got the Olsen girl predilection for dressing up and looking much, much older than her actual age.  Reminder: she’s all of 21 years old. That’s a hairstyle and makeup for a lady a good 10 to 15 years older than her.

As for the getup, there’s a lot to like here. In fact, we like all of the pieces, from the dress, to the shoes, and even the clutch, belt, and bracelet. We just don’t like them all together. We’ve always felt that showy pieces are fine, but that you should mitigate them with less showy pieces so as not to look like Edina Monsoon. A showy belt OR showy shoes, but not both at the same time. And while we like a put-together look, there is such a thing as being too put together, such as when you decide to dress yourself head to toe in pieces from the same designer. We love a black and gold combo, but just a hint of another color here would have gone a long way in preventing her from looking like a New Year’s Eve decoration.

Minions? It is now your turn to judge.

 

Vote Now!
IN! Sparkly and sophisticated! She’s a Holiday Barbie!

OUT! Way too matchy-match! She’s a Holiday Barbie!

 

Emma Stone’s half-assed look squeaked by with an OUT, although quite a few minions loved it just for the Giorgio Armani dress.

[Photo Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images, alexandermcqueen.com]

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