In or Out: Blake Lively in Chanel

Posted on November 16, 2011

We feel a twinge of pretend gay uncle pride looking at these pics.


Blake Lively in ChanelBlake Lively attends the Museum of Modern Art’s 4th Annual Film benefit ‘A Tribute to Pedro Almodovar’ in New York City in a Chanel dress paired with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Blake Lively in ChanelChanel Fall 2011 Couture Collection/Model: Tao Okamoto (WOMEN)

Blake Lively in Chanel

Blake Lively in Chanel

Blake Lively in Chanel

Oh, look at you, sweetie. You’re all grown up and sophisticated! You’ve learned that you don’t have to show off the upper reaches of your thighs every time you go out! You’re dressing for style and not to show off your body! Today, you are a WOMAN, darling.

We suspect many of the bitter kittens are not going to like this look. It is a bit much, after all. But we think it’s pretty sharp and has just enough of that classic Chanel feel to it that the overembellishment and muppet peplum don’t feel like too much. We almost wish she’d had the nerve to wear the gloves, but we don’t think she’s fierce enough to pull them off. The black tights make a nice substitute for the thigh-high boots, but the little booties she’s sporting weren’t the most interesting choice in the world. She’s also wearing too much jewelry but we don’t mind that so much because way too often the ladies on the red carpet are wearing too little jewelry, as far as we’re concerned. You’re young and people are throwing free Chanel at you. Go put an extra couple of rings on, we say.

So, is this a perfectly chic look; something that forces us to shriek “WERQ, gurl!?” No. It’s not quite as sophisticated as she would like it to be, but it’s way more sophisticated than a lot of her prior red carpet looks. Could our tacky little girl be growing up?

Vote Now!
IN! Our tacky little girl is now chic and sophisticated!

OUT! Our tacky little girl is still tacky.

Ashley Greene’s Candy Striper Vampire gown was widely debated, but the vote came down to IN.


[Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images,]

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  • Democracy Diva

    IN! Agreed that it’s a bit much, but in a good way. Too much is better than not enough! 

    • Anonymous

      Agree totally with every word. I LIKE that it’s a bit much. It’s chic as hell and wholly original.And I LOVE that there are no boobs on display! IN for Serena van der Woodsen, who is never dressed nearly as well as this on her show.

      • Anonymous

        Agree!  And it doesn’t hurt that the background is all red roses to contrast with the blacks and greys.

  • shawna ready

    It’s not something I would wear, and I think she has on WAY too much jewelry for such a fussy look. Sorry guys, gonna have to go with OUT. Her face looks great though, she always has gorgeous make-up. 

  • MilaXX

    IN I’m glad she didn’t wear the gloves and while I think she could have stopped at one ring, I like the bracelets. I also think the shoes were a good choice. The muppet peplum and jewelery are attention getting enough.

    • Anonymous

      i think the gloves and even the hat are hot, but with the jewelry it would have pushed her into crazy old lady land.  given a choice, i’ll take the jewelry.  actually, i’d love to take that bracelet- or is it two bracelets?  can anyone find a detail shot?  the shoes, which are totally forgettable, were a good choice, i agree.  

      • accidental housewife

        Yes. I actually think the shoes are perfect with what she’s wearing here. As for the bracelet (I’m pretty sure it’s one piece), I think we’ll be fighting over it. I’m not much of a jewelry person, but that thing is beyond fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    IN. All the jewelry is interesting and sophisticated enough that I’m kind of digging it, even though there is definitely too much of it.

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    IN. I’m glad she did away with the boots, although I don’t love her choice of shoes, overall this looks great.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Love the top, even the muppet fringe but shouldn’t the skirt be toned down a bit since the top is so over the top?

  • Heather Hayes

    I don’t really have a comment about the look – I just wanted to say it’s so refreshing to see a background that’s not filled with corporate logos!

    • Anonymous

      yes yes YES.  a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to moma for ditching the uuuuugly advert logo backdrop that is standard for today’s red carpet.  may others follow in your footsteps.

      see, i even used caps.  you know i mean it.

      • Anonymous

        Plus it’s not a monochrome blank slate that screws up the color scheme of everyone’s outfit (I always feel bad for the starlets who look like floating heads because their designer black dresses are just disappearing into the backdrop).  Definitely well thought-out. 

        Also, I think it’s a great look and she’s IN. :)

  • Anonymous

    It is a bit much, but she looks great. IN.

  • Kiltdntiltd

    Gotta go with OUT here.  I don’t think it suits her at all.  Its way too much look for her.

  • Anonymous

    Take away/reduce the hula skirt, please. Then it is pretty fabulous

  • Anonymous

    Our tacky little girl is still tacky. It’s an amazing outfit–even with the overkill bangles–but she looks like she’s wearing someone else’s clothes whereas the model looks like she’s dressed well. The only thing I dislike is the buckle on the top/jacket. I would have preferred another button instead of a belt.

    Can I declare the ensemble In, but the person Out?

    • Anonymous

      I agree with everything you said – right on!

  • Anonymous

    It would be absolutely perfect but for those earrings which mak the whole thing look more like she’s playing dress up in her grandmother’s closet.  Smaller earrings and edgier hair would have really put this over the top.

  • Anonymous

    I actually love this look. Sometimes, no matter how fit you are, squeezing yourself into something looks unpleasant. So this is a refreshing choice for her.

  • Judy S

    IN! I immediately thought how grown-up she looks in this outfit, up to and including sophisticated. 

  • Jamie


  • Anonymous

    love it.  every bit.  

  • marlie

    Not a fan. I appreciate that she’s not almost-nude, but for some reason, in this dress she looks like she’s 20 years older than she really is.

  • Anonymous

    I think I like the overall look, but the tiki hut roof kinda ruins it.

  • Anonymous

    Blake Lively cannot evoke Chanel to save her life. She lacks the combination of elegance and fierceness to pull off this look. She’s tacky at the core and she’s still OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Ha! I should have read your comment before I posted. I said almost the same thing.

  • Denise Alden

    The best things about this look are:  those roses!  And she’s at a tribute to my beloved Pedro!  I don’t care what anyone’s wearing except Pedro!

  • Anonymous

    I would like to give this woman an IN, simply because for the first time in recent history, I’m not worried that she’s going to flash the cameras.

  • Addicted2Glamour

    At first glance this Chanel is a case study in the Failure to Edit. There’s just a hell of a lot going on here. Then at second glance it’s confirmed. That trim around the waist is the offender – it looks like that plastic stuff they make cheap hula skirts out of that you buy in the Discount Party Shop. The black tights – uuugh – don’t help. And the icing on this madness is her nail polish. OUT.

  • Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

    IN! IN! IN! This look is tres chic!

  • Badriya Al-Badi’a

    In–what could be more appropriate for an Almodovar event than wearing a bit much?  And I like the bracelets with the dress, they’re a nice nod to the original armwarmers.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, she’s not falling out of either end of this {fabulous} dress. It’s an IN for me.

  • Ali

    Ohhhh, I love this. IN, IN!

  • Eric Scheirer Stott

    This would be chic without the peplum.

  • Anonymous

    In, this is the way to mix tweeds. Good one Chanel.

  • Sara Leigh Merrey

    IN, though I’m not a fan of the grass skirt peplum. A little too much jungle boogie.

  • Anonymous

    Out. I don’t hate it, but she just doesn’t have the fierceness necessary to pull this off. I will say it is an improvement over her usual Boobs Legsly schtick, but not enough for me to vote In.

    I still don’t understand her as a face of Chanel. Not a match that works for me.

    • accidental housewife

      I think she looks really good, but I don’t understand her being the face of Chanel either. There’s little elegance to her, and isn’t that what Chanel is supposed to all about?

      I also don’t get her status as a fashion plate/role model. (Notice I did not call her an icon.) She usually looks ridiculous, and often skanky. But this is a world in which Chloe Sevigny is considered to be a fashion goddess, even though she almost always looks like she shops and dresses in the dark. So I suppose nothing  in the fashion world should surprise me.

    • accidental housewife

      I think she looks really good, but I don’t understand her being the face of Chanel either. There’s little elegance to her, and isn’t that what Chanel is supposed to all about?

      I also don’t get her status as a fashion plate/role model. (Notice I did not call her an icon.) She usually looks ridiculous, and often skanky. But this is a world in which Chloe Sevigny is considered to be a fashion goddess, even though she almost always looks like she shops and dresses in the dark. So I suppose nothing  in the fashion world should surprise me.

    • BerlinerNYC

      Yes, my first thought was, meh, but at least it’s not Boobs Legsly! :-)

  • Anonymous

    If it didn’t have that stupid hip fringe this would be OK, even with the excessive jewelry and the tights.  It looks better on her than on the model.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, look at you, sweetie. You’re all grown up and sophisticated! You’ve
    learned that you don’t have to show off the upper reaches of your thighs
    every time you go out! You’re dressing for style and not to show off
    your body! Today, you are a WOMAN, darling.Could our tacky little girl be growing up?

    Now why do I have the feeling that you are having the next post of her, in a next to nothing dress, already lined up? It might be saying Chanel on the label , but I still think it’s an ugly dress.

  • Susan Collier

    In! Like it. Who is Blake Lively again? Is she on Gossip Girl or something?

  • Anonymous

    im going with IN

  • Sobaika Mirza

    IN. Best she’s looked, fashion-wise.

  • Anonymous

    IN!  She looks divine!

  • Jenna Kuhmann

    It’s not my favorite thing ever, but she looks like a young lady here instead of a…well, you know.  IN.

  • Anonymous

    I’m really interested in the bottom of the dress it’s snug on the model and Blake. 

    In.  My biggest complaint is the red stones vs. the lavender/blue stones and nails. 

  • Natalie

    Really? just because she throws on a pair of tights means she sophisticated and has style? OUT. 

  • Anonymous

    Not in love with the shredded peplum–it’s a bit much.  But aside from that, love the dress, love the fit, love the tights and jewelry–it’s an IN from me.

  • Ellen Behm

    IN. I kinda just love the whole thing. And I still don’t really know who she is.

  • Anonymous

    Remove the raffia from around her hips and it would be great.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know why this works, but it does. She looks very sophisticated and chic. In.

  • Cathy S

    In. She could do without the rings but the bracelets are great.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a bit business on the bottom, party on top, what with the booties, tights and dripping diamonds. Still, the jewelry is killer and hair and makeup look really pretty. Improving. All her bits are covered so I’ll give her an in. 

    • Anonymous

      I agree!  She is more covered and as TLo observed classier than  usual so IN.    

  • Alexander Peterhans

    I think it sort of works. IN.

  • Anonymous

    here’s my advice of the day for blake: lose the nipple buttons.

    i am right there with you overindulging in the vintage (style) jewelry.  in 1969, i used to see just how many of my grandmother’s necklaces and bracelets i could pile on my body, add at least one ring for each finger, then take some psychedelics and go out dancing.  sigh…back in the day in san francisco (which we called then, as we still do here in cali, “The City”.)

    i love the dress, it is so edgy and sooo chanel.  the bodice is like a reworked classic chanel jacket, styled for a young and daring fashionista.  the combination of textures is yummy and the colors- a mix of silvery grey, indigo, black, and white which were put through a blender and then through a shredder- is very “fashion forward”, as nina is wont to say.

    so, blake, my little kumquat, now that you’re wearing my grandma’s jewelry and my mother’s earrings, indulge in the consciousness enhancer of your choice, and go out dancing.  IN IN IN, keeping the spirit alive.

  • Anonymous

    Out. It is too mature a look for her to pull off. This would work for someone 15 years older w more fierceness, or Gaga with the gloves, some crazy sunglasses and absurd heels. Also, the bright blue nail polish is too much.

  • Delysia LaFosse

    I can’t believe I’m doing this for an outfit to which the term ‘muppet peplum’ can be aptly and hilariously applied, but I’m giving it an IN. Somehow I feel as though I shouldn’t like it, but I do.

  • Joanna Schuth

    Well, she’s not dressing like an L.A. hooker anymore.

    Now she’s dressing like a *French* hooker.

  • Kit Taylor

    In! Beside the jewelry and so-so shoes, I love it!

  • Linde Hoff

    This is great — good for her!  I like it better with the boots, as illustrated on the model, but we can’t have everything.

  • mcglory13

    On the one hand, her midsection looks like the thatched roof of a tiki hut. On the other hand, she is trying something different than her usual Boobs Legsly look. In conclusion, I’m going with out. 

  • Anonymous

    IN. She needs the encouragement. Boobs Leggly can be a thing of the past if she steps up her game.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not that she’s tacky. It’s more like she’s 20-going-on-50 in here. This is not a look for beginner ducklets who just graduated from the school of micro-mini. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I know a girl who works in Chanel store and sold her stuff…she actually buys her things, don’t know about these – but she shops! and she is VERY nice to sales people. Just saying…

  • Anonymous

    It’s just way too much fuss.  OUT. 

  • Mari Rose

    I like it. Good on ya, Boobs Legsly.


  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    TLo! I’m so disappointed. How could two fashion bloggers instruct a girl to put on extra jewelry while wearing Chanel?! Poor Coco must be spinning in her grave right about now. :-)

    • Anonymous

      Oh. And she looks pretty great. IN.

  • Anonymous

    She looks great! What fun. IN!

  • Anonymous

    Oh, and by the way, what a great Background! No nasty words and logos and busy-ness. IN!

  • Anonymous

    Adorable! IN!

  • Anonymous

    I liked it until I got to the closeup. What’s that tumor thing growing out of the dress over her left breast? A button? Who the hell put that there? The Muppet fur wasn’t sufficient embellishment? And the Intergalactic officer shoulder pads, with their sharp edges, are silly. Actually the more I inspect this garment, the less I like it. I’m indifferent to the person wearing it. (To be honest, I’m not sure who she is.)

  • Anonymous

    IN! I LOVE the background.

  • CQAussie

    I love the dress and the bracelets but the multiple rings were a bit much.  I’m not sure about her hair, it might be too severe for this look cuz to me she’s bordering on fashionista secretary?  But overall it’s an IN.  Extra point for showing improvement! 

  • J. Watt

    I can’t stand her, but she looks great. In.

  • Susan Bullard Mayer

    OUT – It looks like a Larry the Cable Guy version of a Chanel suit – no sleeves!  Once I saw that, I couldn’t unsee it.

  • Anonymous

    Out. Dress is wearing her. Proof is that she left off the gloves. Those gloves are awesome.

  • Lauren Maier

    I like it.  It’s not mind-blowing or anything, but the lady’s IN.  :)

  • Anonymous

    IN.  Her hair looks great.  Don’t like the grass skirt around her hips, but everything else is pretty chic.

  • Kathrine Marlow

    I agree with TLo, give her an IN just for the progress.  As the Fuggirls like to call her Boobs McLegsly (or however you spell it)  She’s still kinda tacky though

  • Kanye West

    OUT. The overexcess of jewelry is a turn-off, but I might have been able to look past it had she worn some cuter shoes. Those booties are terribly boring.

  • Anonymous

    I’m pleased she’s well groomed, well covered and clean.  I hate the outfit.  Hated it on the model, hate it on her.  Not her fault, it’s just fugly.  Out (with props for the well covered and groomed.)

  • Anonymous

    Love it. Sophisticated yet fun. In.

  • MusingsFromManhattan

    IN. Fab!

  • Kate Trautschold

    She had a coat on in some pictures… I liked it better with the coat.

  • Anonymous

    in!  and do you know who COULD wear that ensemble with the gloves and fierce the shit out of it?  ERW!  i’m beginning to look at outfits and think “wwerwd?”

  • Sara Munoz

    Finally Blake is doing right by Chanel. I cannot deny that she is IN!

  • Anonymous

    IN!  However, I do perfer the look and styling on the model

  • Euphory

    How is this girl a “Fashion Icon”???!!  She can’t even pull off a Chanel!

    This is far more sophisticated and tasteful than what she normally wears.  But she is just so wrong for Chanel and so wrong as a fashion icon. 

  • Lexie

    In! Such an improvement from what she normally looks like. Great hair/makeup. Although I agree that a little less jewelry and better shoes would have done wonders.

  • Anonymous

    I love this.  I think a girl should wear a muppet peplum at least once in her life.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get the fascination with her.  I don’t watch Gossip Girl, so I have no idea how she is as an actress, but I’m guessing she’s nothing special.  For me she isn’t a striking beauty, just another blonde, pretty face.  Like the girl next door.  So I can’t really get excited about anything she wears.  The first thing I thought when I saw this picture was “Oh, that hair is too old for Blake Lively.”  Other than that, I’m just not terribly interested in her, just jealous that she sleeps with Ryan Reynolds.

    So for me this is neither in nor out – it’s a YAWN.  Show me something/someone else.

    • Euphory

      She’s a quite poor actress actually, at least in Gossip Girl.  She was better in “The Town” but still not as half as good as what her PR people made it out to be. 
      But somehow this girl got the favors of The Karl and Anna Wintour, and they are really pushing her as the next great Fashion Icon.  Oh, and her PR people said because she’s young, hot and doesn’t do drugs, she should be in Times’ 100 Most Important People (global range) List.  Seriously, that is her claim to importance. 

      • accidental housewife

        Please tell me she’s closer to #100 than she is to #1 on that list. Because, other than to her friends and family, I  can’t think of any way in which she’s important.

  • Ben

    if you stop the picture right at her belly, i think she looks terrific. and then, it gets a bit too much?

  • Brian Jardine

    IN.  May be the best she’s ever looked, muppet peplum and all.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Love the top half, hate the grass skirt.

  • Anonymous

    In.  I really like this.  I’m not 100% sold on the tights and booties, but otherwise…

  • Yan Neng

    IN just because she’s trying something new and doesn’t look that half-assed doing it!

  • R. L.

    In.  She can get away with the jewelry.  I’d love to be able to wear this but alas, I am old and not famous enough to have Chanel thrown at me.

  • Nicole

    IN. I’m actually really in love with this…she looks classic yet still young.  

  • Aisling O’Connor

    So much for Chanel and classic elegance. There is so much going on here. SO many details my eyes are rolling around in my head looking for somewhere to rest.

    Also the jewelry looks cheap.


  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry. In my universe, a “Muppet peplum” = an automatic OUT. I like the bracelets, though.

  • M M

    I think she looks quite lovely here. Finally….IN.

  • Anonymous

    O. U. T. Spells Out!

  • Emily Roach

    In! Yay Blake!

  • Gaby Ripoll

    In! Just as the tights stand in for the boots, the “excessive” jewelry stands in for the gloves. Wish her shoe had a little silver or blue to tie in more to the look, or perhaps pop some color in with a deep purple, but I love it overall. 

  • Amelia Logan

    looks cheap on her

  • Beverly Bethard DeFabio

    in…love the no-slit up/down to there.

  • Angela Martin


  • LaDonna Carpenter

    Did someone clue her in that she would be posing in front of a wall of roses? Those rings make me wonder…the red of the rings really pops against that wall.  I even like the booties…like them more than the high boots the model is wearing.  IN!

    • WordyDoodles

      nicely observed about the rings in front of the roses! Now that you said it, that’s my favorite part of the look (which is an out for me!).

  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    IN. I think this is the best I’ve ever seen her look.

  • Sara__B

    I don’t like the heavy tights and shoes with this sleeveless dress — boots would have been better if she needed to be warmer — but it’s refreshing to see her putting away her body parts. Yes, our tacky little girl is growing up, but this is still over-accessorized and overdone. MUCH better, but still OUT.

  • Catherine Rhodes

    I think this is the most hideous thing I have ever seen. OUT

  • Joyce VG

    I am so proud of myself.  Before I knew this outfit was Chanel I said to myself “she’s wearing Chanel.”  I am officially one of Tlo’s Bitter Kittens.  Oh and yeah she’s an IN because now I’m in a great mood.

    • WordyDoodles

      We are proud of you too. :)

  • Anonymous


  • Carrie L. Boram

    She looks so cool! I love it! I don’t think I’ve ever seen Boobs Legsly look so great.

  • Anonymous

    Love it! She can pull this off because she’s got those long legs. She looks fabulous.

  • maybe more

    IN! She looks the best I’ve ever seen her, and that outfit is to die. I’d do anything to get my hands on it — and isn’t that exactly the point?

  • Anonymous

    I think she’s IN. I LOVE that silver color!

  • Anonymous

    One ring too many, and I really don’t like the dress, but it works on her and she looks good, so I’ll give her props and say: IN.

  • Aly Light


  • Anonymous

    Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. IN

  • Liana Brooks

    A step in the right direction, but that dress… I don’t think that’s anyone’s dress. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Love the accessories but that dress is just not pretty. Out.

  • Anonymous

    I like it. In

  • Anplica Fiore


  • Anonymous

    IN. Love the bracelets on her right arm. Beauty!

  • Anonymous

    IN!!!!!!!!!  She looks awesome!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    nope.  she just looks vapid.  like someone who is trying on sophisticated clothes for fun but then will take her bleach blonde hair back to the mall.  she’s just not enough woman, enough edgy or sophisticated or or or something to carry this off.  OUT.

  • Anonymous

    For the sake of my aging and physically neglected heart please stop springing the scroll down fug on us poor, unsuspecting kittens! I don’t always hate a peplum, but this one looks like an expensive pom pom and the entire outfit jangles my nerves. With her All-American, outdoorsy good looks, I fear Blake will almost always be an Out in anything but casual clothing.  The RC is just not for you, babydoll. But you can still model jeans and sweaters and do the occasional editorial.

  • Shawn Hill

    All that blonde looks so nice in gray, and what great bling! IN!

  • Jessica

    In! For a girl who somehow manages to make Chanel look trashy most of the time, this is a fantastic step in the right direction.

  • Anonymous

    AB. HOR. the hose/shoes choice.  FIrst off, the black of the hose and shoes veers to brown, and that is NOT working with the blue/black/grey dress.  From the knees down she looks like she’s on her way to her job as a Marketing Coordinator (no disrespect to MCs everywhere).  She should have stuck with the boots the model is wearing. From the knees up, IN.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    I actually like the dress quite a bit but wish she had kept the boots. In.

  • aimee_parrott

    IN, no question.  It’s not perfect, but it is such a VAST improvement!!

  • Anonymous

    You know, I think what makes this look for me is the rose background.  The combination of red against the gray fabric really set it off.  I’d say IN but only if she takes the background with her.

  • Brad and Anne White

    She needs to remove one ring and one bracelet, but she’s still IN for me. Those high “button nipples” on the dress are tres annoying though…

    • Anonymous

      My thoughts EXACTLY about those damn buttons.

  • Anonymous

    This is a lot of look, but damn if it doesn’t look fabulous. IN.

  • Ally Monge

    I think she looks spectacular. I would have given her the WERQ… but then again i am not a gay uncle *sigh* IN! Love that bling.

  • Anonymous

    My favorite thing about her look is the way she is standing. She doesn’t look like she is about to burst and pee all over the red carpet, and nor does she look like she has transplanted her left foot to her right leg and vice versa.
    Those awful poses need to go away with the silly-putty shoe.

  • Anonymous

    Doth my eyes deceive me? She looks Classy, without a K! IN, IN, and IN. I like the muppet peplum (just look at my avatar) and the fussiness because it keeps it out of matron territory. She’s still young enough for fun clothes.

  • Merneith

    In, but the skirt would have been chicer if she’d left it the original length.

    • Stefanos Mantyla

      Is “chicer” a word? I would be more inclined to say “more chic”, personally, just to avoid that debatable area. Just saying…

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    For me this is OUT. This is just too much look. And those three big buttons are somehow distorted on her, perhaps because of her chest? I think she is still tacky, unfortunately.

  • Anonymous

    Extremely marginal IN.  I guess.  WAY too much jewelry, WAY, WAY too much.  And the nail polish is tacky.  Less about her style and more about Uncle karls but those two buttons on the chest of the top are just weirdly placed and unneccasary.  Whopps, I talked myself into an OUT.  just because it is better than she usually does doesn’t give it a pass.

  • Jenna Thomas-McKie


  • Anonymous

    Oh yes, she’s IN. Love it.

  • Don Edwards

    OUT! Fringe? With this kind of dress? Are you crazy?

  • Anonymous

    IN. I can’t figure out why. Every instinct in my body is screaming that I should hate it, but somehow it really does all come together. The parts are all awful, but their sum is great.

  • Anonymous

    I like her nails. I wonder what color she’s using

  • Anonymous

    The “muppet-peplum” is my favorite aspect of this outfit. The skirt looks stranded to me – I think it needs the same-fabric gloves to reel it back into the ensemble.

    Plus, the bracelet that really pops, the one with the reddish-purple stones (or, “stones”) would work over the gloves and all the random oddments would fade away, or better yet, could be left off the wrist.

    In, in any case, despite my caveats.

  • Angie O’Brien

    I saw this on Jezebel’s site and they commented that her boobs are as long as they are wide, they’re getting totally compressed! It’s odd, you can’t un-see it. So maybe if it fit her ladies a little better, but otherwise I like.

  • DonKno

    IN. Vast improvement over what she’s worn before.

  • Anonymous

    IN! That said, I disagree on the black tights. I think the peplum is fine, but the black tights WITH the peplum make her look a bit bottom-heavy.

  • Anonymous

    IN! That said, I disagree on the black tights. I think the peplum is fine, but the black tights WITH the peplum make her look a bit bottom-heavy.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    I can’t stand her for a reason I couldn’t tell you if I tried.  She just never seems “high fashion” to me, and 99% of the time she reminds me of someone who should be in sweats and flip flops.  But she looks quite cute here, so IN. 

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    In.  Love the dress – very Chanel.  And I usually can’t stand this girl!

  • Anonymous

    in, not perfect but very presentable

  • Alexandria


  • Fifi LaRoux

    IN! She looks better than she has in a long, long time.

    I really want those ruby rings. Bitch.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  Love all the greys and textures.  Smaller earrings, though.

  • Manon Eileen

    I think she looks quite lovely and chic. In.

  • Anonymous

    OUT bc she clearly has not taken the advice of t.lo et la minions ~ GET A STYLIST.  ugh.

  • Anonymous

    IN. I’m still shocked to be looking at a picture of her and she’s covered up. Huh. Looking good. 

  • Anonymous

    I can see that I am in the minority, but I think this is hideous on her. OUT.

  • Anne Jiao

    OUT. just because its weird doesn’t make it beautiful.

  • Joy

    In, very striking and chic

  • Anonymous

    In – for improvement

  • Anonymous


  • Mariah J

    I love it, you go girl!

  • Anonymous

    I just can’t get over that peplum, muppet is a good description for it.  And I don’t think those prints go together well.  The only thing I liked is that I think the jewelry complements the top of the dress, but overall, its out.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, she actually managed to find clothes that look good on her!  Bravo!  IN.

  • Anonymous


    I really like the dress A LOT!  It seems perfect for an event at the MoMA too.  Way too much jewelery…lose a bracelet on each arm and smaller earrings.  The booties don’t bug me at all, and I like the tights more than the boots the model is wearing.

    I’m not convinced she’s all grown up though….I think this was just a fluke.  we’ll see….

  • Anonymous

    I don’t looove it, but since it’s such a huge step in the right direction for tacky little Blake, I’m going to say IN.

  • Rebecca Johnson

    Meh. She’s not *selling* it – frankly that dress is pretty ridiculous, so in order to make me look at these pictures and think “wow, she looks good”, she needs to project the attitude “damn I look good”. Which I don’t get from these photos at all. She looks stiff and uncomfortable, and I refuse to give her an “in” just because she is less nude than usual. OUT.

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  • oohsparkley!

    In.  Tons of fun.

  • Robert Sanchez

    I’d give her an “in”. This is a big improvement for her, and she does actually look pulled together and cute.

  • Aaminah Khan

    To be honest, I love her as Boobs Legsly. (Sue me, I have a crush.) But there’s no denying she looks fab here. IN.

  • MandyM

    IN! Love it! Although I agree that the gloves are much cooler than the jewels she’s poured on.

  • Anonymous

    Not crazy about her, but I think she looks great. Except for the boring black tights. It’s like she needed something with pizazz – grey with subtle patterning, maybe – to go with the rest of the look. But unequivocably IN.

  • Elana Friedman

    its In. But it looks like whoever styles her for Gossip Girl gave her some pointers if Serena decided to be successful in business. Small business woman!Serena still makes Blake Lively look good.

  • Andrea

    super cute! fun and sophisticated at the same time!

  • Anonymous

    has learned something from leo. or perhaps was hanging around w/ leo’s funky family twenty blocks from where i now sit. in a house behind nature mart, if theyre still there.

    took a dress that went up to the borderlands of idiotic on the model, made it look good. theres something to be said for that.

  • Haley Buchanan

    IN.  I don’t actually like the jacket, aesthetically.  But I totally GET the jacket.  It’s Chanel doing a play on Chanel.  It’s a good balance of fun and fussy, and she looks happy wearing it.  That’s IN enough for me.

  • Paige Boerman

    In. It’s a step in the right direction and that’s to be encouraged.

  • Karen Quintanilla

    OUT. Our tacky girl makes Chanel look tacky, and that’s a crime. 

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Love it, big ole IN!

  • Anonymous

    I’ll say in.  It entertains me.

  • AWStevens

    Who dressed her?  A blind four year-old picking items out of her great-grandma’s trunk?  OUT

  • Anonymous

    IN! hate that she’s wearing black stockings with it, but i’ll let it pass cuz this is a step up for her :)

  • Anonymous

    IN. Looks better on the model, though – adore the hat and gloves.

  • Molly Harrington

    I think she looks very chic. IN! Although I do agree it’s a tad much jewelry, I love the tights with the ankle booties. Sure, it’s not the most interesting choice, but I think with everything else that’s going on they go quite nicely. Well done, Blake Lively.

  • Anonymous


  • thatgirl

    wow… I actually like it better on her than on the model. She looks great! (which I don’t often say/think about Blake Lively) IN

  • JillK

    I like it much better with the gloves and I think she got the styling all wrong, but she still looks fabulous. IN!

  • Anonymous

    In, by a hair.  It’s a little tacky – she needs to lose one of the major bracelets and the smaller ring.  I also think the shape of the earrings with the cut of dress is just a smidge dated/aging.  But I grade on a curse, and its glamorous, appropriate, and flattering – a triumvirate with which Ms. Lively has struggled.

  • Sorana Tarmu

    I must agree she looks better than ever, muppet peplum and all. IN.

  • Stella

    Think she looks great. Definite IN.

  • Thom

    IN: The tights detract from the look, in my opinion, but she looks very playful yet sophisticated.

  • Anonymous

    There’s a lot going on in that outfit, but it’s not *too* much. And it only takes one glance to confirm that she does indeed have the good china wrapped up. So I say “IN!”.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus Christ, girl, you don’t have to wear every piece of jewellery that is offered to you. Save some for the other ladies. Furthermore, your nail colour is lovely but wrong for this outfit. OUT!

  • Anonymous


  • Mary McClelland

    In. Best I’ve ever seen Boobs Leggsly look!

  • Anonymous

    In. This is the best I’ve seen her look in Channel. 

  • Anonymous

    In give her an in, if only for not showing her boobs and thighs on the red carpet as she is generally so prone to doing.  Good for you for hiding your charms for a change!  You got to give them rewards for stepping out of their comfort zone!  

  • ecallaw

    That hairstyle combined with the earrings make her look like she’s playing some sort of politician type in an SNL skit.  Just not feeling it. OUT.

  • Jessica Rowe

    I miss Teen Witch.  (If you get my reference, you get a gold star!) And she kinda looks like a witch in these picks to me.  Maybe it’s the broom around her waist. But, it’s not horrible.

  • Alloy Jane

    The jewelry doesn’t bother me so much as those shoes do.  I think she looks nice but wish she would’ve done something more interesting with the hair.  Still an In.

  • Anonymous

    The garish nail polish, armful of bracelets and horrid makeup is all a bit too too.  But I love the Chanel design.

  • Meredith Valant Blixt

    IN! So adorable!

  • Anonymous

    She is the worst ambassador for Chanel they have ever selected. She makes Chanel look cheap and tacky

  • Anonymous

    Out (AND STAY OUT!) Make this one go away.

  • frankystein123

    WERQ that sh*t! IN.