In or Out: Jessica Szohr in Marchesa

Posted on November 23, 2011

Darlings, what’s a gal to wear when she spends all day as a ren faire wench and just wants to hit the clubs without having to go home and change? A wench cocktail dress, of course.

 

Jessica Szohr in MarchesaJessica Szohr attends the 39th International Emmy Awards at the Mercury Ballroom in New York City in a Marchesa dress.

Jessica Szohr in Marchesa

Jessica Szohr in Marchesa

Jessica Szohr in Marchesa

We seem to always be railing against the excesses of your average Marchesa dress. Even when we find one that we like, there’s usually an argument about whether it’s too twee or too princess-y (Tom always comes down on the side of yes, it is). It’s kind of refreshing to stumble across a Marchesa dress and not have either of these criticisms pop into our head. Princess-y? Not with that shape. Twee? Not with those sleeves. In fact, we think we kind of like this dress. Let’s break it down:

The bodice is quite striking and pretty; a beautiful shade of blue.

The sleeves are ridiculous. We like the idea of a big puffy sleeve here, but the volume is too much. Two-thirds as large as they currently are would have been just about the right proportions.

And that’s it. There’s not much breaking down to do, it seems. We think the shoes are a tragic mistake and we wish her hair had a little more zhuzh to it, but overall, it’s a head-turning, get-your-picture-taken kind of dress.

Vote Now!
IN! She’s a lusty wench who wants to show off her gams!
OUT! She could shoplift a couple hams in those sleeves!


Jessica Alba’s Betty Draper-esque Caroline Herrera bored the bitter kittens and they voted it OUT.

[Photo Credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images]

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    • Anonymous

      no, OUT. absolutely not. no.

    • MilaXX

      small IN. The sleeves are ridiculous, but the rest of the outfit is pretty cute.

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

      Can I give the sleeves an OUT and everything else an IN?

      • Sobaika Mirza

        ^ THIS. She looks great (and I’ve never been partial to her red carpet style) and this would be an instant IN if it weren’t for those goofy ass pillow bags.

    • Anonymous

      i too think small in. i love marchesa. that is all.

    • Anonymous

      I like the shape, color, and pattern of the dress, but the sleeves and the fact that the beading looks really cheap in the close-up makes it an OUT for me.

      • Anonymous

        That’s because it’s sequining, not beading.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  Bodice is beautiful, sleeves are comical.

      • Joyce VG

        I agree. 

    • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

      I love that dress! The blue with the jewels is luxuriant, and omg those sleeves! So over the top! LOVE, especially with such a fitted mini-skirt of a dress, very nice juxtaposition of HUGE and teeny-tiny. The shoes might not be the best choice, but with the sleeves pulling focus no one is going to notice. The hair is unfortunate though, but I’m still going to give her an IN for choosing something so unique and dramatic.

      • Anonymous

        I too love the sleeves. Definite in from me. Just such an unexpected juxtaposition that I feel gives the dress some added drama. I’d say the hair and make-up are unfortunate, but I don’t care. I love finding something so unexpected on a red carpet so it makes up for anything else.

      • Cathy S

        You have read my mind! I usually hate Marchesa but I love this dress for all of the reasons you mentioned. In.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Krumel/774655640 Jennifer Krumel

        Agreed 100%. IN

    • Anonymous

      Oh dear, I like the idea of the drama the sleeves are supposed to bring, but they belong on a different dress. This looks like what happens when you mix Legos with Duplos. 

      I do love the color and the bodice of the dress, but the the rest, including the styling sends it just over the line into Out land for me.

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

      I feel like if it were just above knee length instead of a mini, the proportions might be more aesthetically pleasing. I wish I knew what the runway dress looked like – that hem looks like it was hacked off to me. Still, if only because I am a huge fan of puffy sleeves => IN! 

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/O5zYg6EMmcahpFvPfpdCYLTSyBxqSWYJXena#f908b Kate

      It’s different, I like it! IN!

    • Anonymous

      Bahahahahahahaha!

    • paula.pertile

      I kind of love it. 

    • Anonymous

      The neckline, top half, and sleeves of the dress are actually very princessy in shape. Just a slightly different era of princess.

      That said, OUT. Someone needs to stop the people at Marchesa, because they seem to be huffing fabric glue.

    • foodycat

      I guess they weren’t offering canapes at this event. I’d have mayonnaise up to my elbows with sleeves like that. The pretty colour cannot save it. OUT.

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

        Marchesa dresses: best dieting trick ever.

    • Anonymous

      I kind of love it, and it’s a good color for her, fits well, etc.  Although she should have worn some sort of high (preferably delicate) necklace with it.  IN!

    • http://profiles.google.com/christine.jain Christine Clark

      I kind of love it. In.

    • Anonymous

      This will definitely get her membership in the International Wench’s Guild. Out.

    • Anonymous

      Well.  I do sort of like the dress part.  Those flowers on her boobs looked like spiders for a minute but I think that’s just a conditioned response after the fighting fish on Ms. Lively’s breasts the other day.  Also, points are given for not having yards of fringe pouring out of her vagina.  But those sleeves.  Huh.  Those are hard to take.  They yank the focus away from all the good things here, including her lovely gams.  This is always the problem with Marchesa.  There’s no sense of knowing when there’s enough fluff, of knowing when to stop.

      I hate those shoes and I think her hair looks tragic.  Lusty wench though she may be, I think I have to go with OUT!

    • Anonymous

      Oh, the sleeves. OUT.  Although I must admit, when I see the word Marchesa in your tag line, I start to twitch, so I’m not completely unbiased.

    • Anonymous

      I would’ve liked it  except I hate the fabric and shade of that dress and those sleeves make me think like she’s ready to fly. So, I like the concept, but not the final product. Out by a smidge.

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

      I saw that dress and all i could think was BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH, so yeah, out.

    • http://aimeewrites.com AimeeWrites

      You know what?  In.  I think I like it.  I don’t usually go for such “different” dresses, but it has a certain something…

    • Anonymous

      Oh goodness, this one.  Isn’t she over yet?  She’s trying way too hard.  OUT.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GFMOZFM3WT3T56EZHVZFK7UXSI Ramon

      She is ready to dance the mambo with Perez Prado in those sleeves.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, Perez Prado reference wins the day. Kudos, sir. Kudos.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Very out.  Hair is bad, shoes are bad, dress is a nice color…but horrible.  Reminds me of cheap off-brand prom dresses my grandmother made me try on.

    • Anonymous

      No, I can’t. I actually don’t like the bodice. It looks cheap to me. The color is beautiful but not enough to save the outfit. OUT all the way.

    • Anonymous

      is she from “Once upon a time”?
      (I have no idea who she is…)

    • Anonymous

      It’s odd.  Those sleeves are ridiculous, but, the more I look at those pictures, the more I like the dress.  I’ll give it an IN and encourage her to take up shoplifting.

      • Anonymous

        And stay far, far away from lit candles.

    • Anonymous

      I like it. IN.

    • Anonymous

      It’s the pirate shirt in dress form. OUT.

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

      I love this, but would have gone with a silver shoe. IN

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

      IN. I like. 

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

      IN! She looks fantastic! Hair and makeup are perfect too. The sleeves are a little too much but it’s not terrible.

    • Sara__B

      I have a knee-jerk negative reaction as soon as I see the word “Marchesa”. This particular costume is not the explosion of ruffles and bows and fringe and sequins and beading and lace I’ve come to expect, but those gargantuan sleeves are incredibly silly. OUT.

      • Anonymous

        Sara, me too with the knee jerk. Perhaps we need a 12 step program…

        • Sara__B

          Maybe, but then I’d have to stop complaining about Marchesa, and it’s such fun!

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

      IN! Love the dress, the sleeves, the color, the shape, the hair and even the shoes with the dress. She has the body and presence to pull off the over-the-top (since when is fashion good when it’s safe?) sleeves. 

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

      No comment, just giggles at yours.

    • Anonymous

      IN. I can’t say why; something about it just appeals to me.

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

      It looks like a movie costume. You know, the kind where the gal rips off half her dress, lets her hair down and suddenly “becomes” sexy. This is the “before” version. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katherine-Lavender/553350310 Katherine Lavender

      I think it’s horrendous, sleeves or no sleeves. The beading is unsubtle and dated: and not good unsubtle, but the “I got glitter stickers in my party bag and thought I’d put them on my dress. Cwever ‘ickle me!” unsubtle. BAD unsubtle. And not good, glamourous dated either, but shitty attempt at William Morris wallpaper print on frumpy 70′s dresses dated. BAD dated. BAD eyesore of a dress.

      p.s.: that’s an “out” from me…

      • Anonymous

        Katherine, don’t hide your feelings. Let them all out. :-D

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

      I second “small in” — just take the volume in on those sleeves and it’s a definite in.  I love the embroidery.  

    • Anonymous

      I love, love, LOVE the sleeves! They don’t really go with the rest of the dress, but I don’t care. I still love them.

      –GothamTomato

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K7VOQSAYZ7H2OBX6LOJNNIBSSE Amanda

      IN overall, you can’t help but look at her!

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Does this woman ever look sober?

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

      Make the TLo recommended changes and she’s an IN…currently, an OUT.  It’s really too bad because I picture the dress w/out those sleeves and just a little cap sleeve with the sparkle and think supercute

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Two things, okay then, three.
      one:
      I do love the notion of the dress. Its a really interesting shape, and the color and fabric choices are luscious.
      two:
      As someone else said, the embroidery looks cheap. In fact it looks like an assortment of pre-made sew on appliques that you can get at lots of fabric shops.
      three:
      I want to see what those sleeves look like when she has her arms at rest before deciding whether the proportions are wrong.

      So all that said, I am going with a cautionary In.

    • Anonymous

      IN!  If the sleeves were any smaller they would look like bad vintage.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

      chop off those stupid sleeves and she will look amazing. 

    • Anonymous

      i can’t. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      IN. It’s not perfect, but it’s interesting and pretty. I’m not even sure why you guys are so down on the shoes; they seem like a soft fawn color to me, and I think it works with her skin and the dress. Not that they’re a revelation or anything; I just don’t see why they bug.

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

      This looks like a re-purposed bedazzled denim jacket with floor length drapes turned into sleeves. a.k.a. GOD NO. out out out

    • Toto Maya

      No. I can’t even see the bodice, all I see are the ridiculous sleeves.

    • Anonymous

      Out.  Those sleeves are just ridiculous.    They’re just incongruous with the rest of the dress.  Almost as if the Marchesa girls tacked them on as an afterthought.  The proportion is just wrong. 

    • Anonymous

      Out.  I think I’m at the stage where I’m voting Marchesa permanently into the Out bucket. Can someone stop them, please?

    • Valerie Little

      As a star, with stylists and hairdressers that follow her everywhere she goes, what possible excuse does she have to turn up at a photo shoot with frizzy hair and obvious split ends? 

    • Anonymous

      I hate it. The sleeves are not able to balance the recycled bridesmaid dress that is the body. 
      That neckline is quite fug, like they couldn’t decide on how to resolve it. The color is not quite there, the applications are awful. Good in theory, awful in practice.    

    • Anonymous

      i kind of think she’s rockin’ the Evil Queen look. IN.

    • Natasha Fairweather

      Interesting. How would you eat in it though? Oh that’s right, they don’t eat. I think I give it an IN because at least it’s not boring.

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

      Out.  So out.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3NXBVKLOMNGCAVCVXOVWDGD3SE Marissa

      Is this a joke? what? OUTTTTTTTTTT SO OUT. 

    • Anonymous

      The bodice is beautiful and I particularly like square necklines, but all I can see are the ridiculous sleeves.  Out!

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

      IN. 

      I like the ridiculous sleeves — they make it more interesting than it would have been otherwise.  I mean, you take away the sleeves or even tone them down and you lose a lot of the drama.

    • http://profiles.google.com/laurenjeanstm Lauren St Martin

      IN! I absolutely love it!

    • Anonymous

      I can’t…not with those sleeves.  OUT!

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Those sleeves are ridiculous and her hair and makeup age her about 20 years.

    • Anonymous

      Out for the sleeves, and also because I don’t like what’s going on with the bodice fabric under the embroidery. It looks like a sheer blue fabric stretched over sweatpants material or something.

    • Anonymous

      The bodice on that thing is beautiful, but the sleeves and shoes are a problem. And the hair/makeup skews kind of drag queen to me…

    • Anonymous

      I keep trying to imagine the dress without those sleeves, and what I get is…..a pretty sheath with beading in a striking shade of blue, but nothing really memorable.  The sleeves are what make this dress, for better or for worse, so (surprising even myself), I vote IN. 

    • Anonymous

      IN. IN. IN. I love this dress and I don’t usually like much by Marchesa. I think her hair is perfect because it’s so simple – the dress does the heavy lifting here. Not crazy about the shoes and I wonder if there’s ever any regret over the foot tattoos.

    • Anonymous

      It’s weird. I like it. In.

    • Anonymous

      You know, don’t mind the dress. I kind of wanted to hate it, but I kept going back to why I thought it was terrible and all I could see was how her flat, flat hair and bangs that swallowed her face make her look like her head is tiny, and with the sleeves, even tinier. With some volume on an updo, maybe. But no, OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Is this another Gossip Girl ho? (I’ve never watched.)
      This dress makes no sense whatsoever.  OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Designer should take the sleeves off & start over.  The color nearly saves it, but I’m still leaning toward “OUT”

    • Anonymous

      I love the embroidery on the dress, but once again, Marchesa takes something lovely and goes one step too far–and ruins it. The sleeves are absurd. The only good thing about them is that if you are perspiring, the stains won’t show.

      Shoes?  Silly cross-legged stance?  Out.  Out.

      OUT.

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

      Out. It looks like stiff brocade to me with cracktastic sleeves.

    • Anonymous

      Those sleeves are stupid. If she takes her hands of her hips, they probably hang down below her knees. Skip the soup course in that dress and don’t cook over a gas stove.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LU5C262WB3Z5F4WZ6QGKXLNLE JaneM

      IN.  Like the dress and her look.

    • Anonymous

      Lower-case in, and the shoes were a mistake.  Also, who is she?  I am the worst gay ever, but a lot of these starlets are complete unknowns to me.

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

        She was on Gossip Girl the first few seasons. 

    • Anonymous

      No no no no no no no.  No.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      Personally, I love it.  The great color, the exuberant sleeves, the sparkly embellishments.  And the dress really brings out the blue in her eyes.  In.

    • Anonymous

      I wish there was a picture of her arms not bent so the sleeves could be seen. They are too big but I say IN. Great color, great hair and makeup. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Denise-Fike/1595046047 Denise Fike

      out. MARCHESA is fortunate to have deep pockets because the designs are lowbrow.

    • Anonymous

      If she had customized those sleeves so they were half as ridiculous as they are, this would have been IN, because the bodice and skirt are amazing. But, those sleeves, they blind. And thus, she is OUT.

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

      OUT.  Why this gorgeous girl always looks ridiculous is beyond me.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

      She’s really gorgeous but she always mess up on the hair department. 
      It is criminal how awful Gossip Girl dresses her character and made her look much worse than her natural looks. 
      As for this one, I would give her an In if the sleeves didn’t exist.  But it is still a very interesting without being eye-searing look. So still In.

    • Anonymous

      In

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OYMPLGS7S7467GQMKEWJDJ3N4A Deb

      Love it. IN

    • Anonymous

      I actually love the bodice, and I agree that if the sleeves were still big, but not CRAZY MOFO big, this dress would be an In. But that’s a big if.

      OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Love the body of the dress, hate the sleeves.  Shoes are absurd.  Hair needs lift (it looks like someone couldn’t figure out whether they wanted to blow her hair out bone straight or give it bounce, so just opeted for wilted). 

      Too many issues – OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/JohnOCinJP John O’Connell

      In. Sequined butterfly wings framing your vajayjay? So in. File under so out, it’s in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

      I don’t like the hair, but I do really like that dress (but admittedly I love me some medieval fashion).

    • Jessica O’Connell

      OUT. hate the sleeves. just a little too much.

    • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

      Out.  She could fly away in those sleeves.

    • Anonymous

      No, no no no, T&Lo. Sleeves are not supposed to be bigger than the dress they are attached to. OUT.

      • Anonymous

        In the late ’60s and very early ’70s, we wore short dresses with huge, overly long, belled or flagged sleeves. Not sure I like the gathering at the wrist, but otherwise, it takes me back to my college days.

    • http://heartprintandstyle.blogspot.com Vivi N

      OUT. The dress is a gorgeous shade of blue and it fits her nicely. The sleeves made me laugh. Seriously, I’m still chuckling. *chuckles* It’s Jessica, herself, that made this outfit an OUT. Her hair is straight up bothering me. And is that blue shadow AND liner to match the dress? Nah. Not cute. At all. The shoes are bland. Probably she and/or her stylist was going for ‘dress is showy, tone down everything else’. But the shoes almost seem non-existent. 

    • Anonymous

      OUT!

    • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

      The bodice is looking dangerously denim-y, even though I agree that the shade of blue is a beautiful one. At first I thought there was no way I would accept such voluminous sleeves, but I can see TLo’s point that if they were about 2/3s the size, they might work. I’d want to see it to believe it, though. Her posing isn’t helping, either; having both hands on her hips like that is just emphasizing that each sleeve is basically the same width as the dress itself. As-is: OUT.

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

      Prince Valium. Out.

    • Sweeney Agonistes

      Not Miss Ellen’s portieres, Miss Scarlett!

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

      Eek! I mean, “Out.”

    • Anonymous

      I LOVE IT!!!  Ok, maybe I just love the color, but that gives it an IN for me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2254843 Kara Lang Guminski

      Out.

    • Carrie L. Boram

      Gak! Those sleeves are ridik. She’s beyond out. Hidy.

    • bookish

      OUT. Those sleeves are ridiculous.

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

      I actually like it. I think it’s the fist non cracktastic thing she has worn in a long time. IN.

    • Anonymous

      Looks like a long line of “outs” here, but I’m going to be contrary. It’s a beautiful color and I love the design on the bodice. The sleeves are exaggerated but… so what. 
      It’s romantic and crazy. IN!

    • Anonymous

      Fun and color.  IN.

    • Anonymous

      Nice to see an interesting sleeve. Too bad the dress is a bore. But still in.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6416893 Jenna Kuhmann

      I love it.  Even the crazy sleeves.  They make the dress go from typical to fabulous, and I love her hair and makeup.  She looks stunning.  IN.

    • Stefanos Mantyla

      OUT. Too unfinished, with the huge sleeves and the shoes.

    • Aly Light

      Why is there even voting on this? I can’t believe this was made by a quasi-respectable designer. This looks like a Dress Barn sheath dress to which someone has attached a torn-up pair of palazzo pants.

    • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor Aisling O’Connor

      It looks like denim. Denim + a puffy chiffon sleeve = stuff of nightmares. OUT

      Cute hair though.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Who even notices the shoes when she looks like she could fly like a butterfly at any moment, lol.  I like her makeup, and the dress is great, but someone should rip those wings off. Out.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. those sleeves are atrocious, even to a closet ren faire wench like myself!
      unfortunate, ’cause the rest (minus the shoes) make a pretty fabulous and sleek holiday look.

    • Anonymous

      It’s different. I like it! Love the color!

    • Anonymous

      I want to vote it in, because I like the color & idea.  Alas, I can’t vote something with those humungous sleeves in.  I just can’t.

    • http://democracydiva.com/ Democracy Diva

      Out, even though she could save a lot of money this week by smuggling some turkeys in those sleeves.

      • Anonymous

        Score :)

    • Anonymous

      The sleeves set my heart aflutter. IN!

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      I would love to see that dress with little cap sleeves, or sleeveless.  It fits her well, the beading/embroidery is nice, but those sleeves~!   Hair and makeup are good too.  I guess I can’t decide on in or out – count me as not voting.  :

    • Anonymous

      IN.  Love color, love sleeves, love hair.

    • CQAussie

      The dress itself would have been fabulous minus those sleeves, which are an institution unto themselves.  That shade of blue is lovely and she’s got great legs, her make-up and hair are also working well.  I want to vote this in but those sleeves are just too much and ruins the entire look.  Also….bridesmaid shoes.  OUT.

    • Anonymous

      i always love balloon sleeves & i always hate brocade, glitzy brocade the most, so please forgive that i feel a serious disconnect coming from this dress.

    • Anonymous

      DId John Pike spray her,too? Because she’s all orange. 

    • http://twitter.com/HotMessHousWife Sammi M

      OUT. Although I think if the sleeves lost half their fabric, it’d be cute. They’re just too darn big as they are and ruin the dress.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      Who the hell is she?  Cut off the sleeves and it wouldn’t be horrid.  Out.

    • Kate Pearce

      Out-the proportions just don’t work for me.

    • margaret meyers

      In.  It’s supposed to be striking, so some of the rules get thrown out.

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

      The blue is fantastic!  The hair and sleeves are out.  Overall out – because I can’t see pass the sleeves, though without them this would be a total in!

    • Anonymous

      I just can’t–OUT.

    • Anna Tree

      OUT. I loathe the embellishments on the dress and no one should iron their bangs unless is it 1996.

    • Anonymous

      Just barely squeaking in, by a millimeter.

      This dress badly needs grown up or dare I say, elegant styling to avoid too much of the ren fair wench cocktail dress vibe.

      I’d have told her to go kind of 60′s makeup (I know that’s over-broad, but think a Bond movie cocktail look, lots of eyelashes) with upswept hair (but keep the shaggy bangs) & sleek dangly earrings & a sexy high heeled sandal.

      ETA: and maybe try a choker, though I’m not certain about that.

    • Anonymous

      There Marchesa goes, fucking with my head again, showing a dress that has some redeeming value (even though it’s not quite successful).  It’s really too short, though; it needs to be knee length to have some balance. 

    • up with pod people

      IN because it is high time designers started playing with sleeves.

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

      I really like the bodice, but the sleeves are just too much. Out.

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

      out,  the sleeves are too ridiculous

    • Anonymous

      She looks like she’s ready for take off in those sleeves, yikes. At least it’s not your typical boring RC fair and aren’t we all tired of being bored silly? It’d be an easy in if not for the sleeves. Sleeves are OUT but the bodice is IN.

    • Anonymous

      This is crazy. I love it. IN!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLSER5H3A6FPBAZOEIQIOBHAYM Elizabeth Rust

      OUT. I love the color and the bodice detail, but those sleeves are ludicrously huge. [All I can think of is the number of priceless bric-a-brac that would go flying if I even tried to wear an outfit like that!]

    • Anonymous

      Ridiculously out.

    • Anonymous

      I love the bodice, both the color and the design.  If the sleeves were half the size or smaller, I would love the whole dress, but they are just too much and I say out.

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

      The bodice is incredibly beautiful. The sleeves make me think of one of these things, like she could literally take off in it at any moment.

      OUT!

    • Anonymous

      In-ish. Love the color, love the body of the dress. You boys are right, turn the volume down a third on the sleeves, lose the shoes. What tipped it over to the in side: didn’t take one look and immediately scream Marchesa. Lord, am I sick of their usual schtick.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t “Marchesa” Northern italian for “too, too much”?  I actually like this dress alot but agree the volume of the sleeves as a bit OTT.  I don’t think they hair is helping this look one bit.

    • Anonymous

      Great color for her, a bit wacky and not too wacky, not accessorized. 

      I give it a solid IN.  

    • Anonymous

      The sleeves would be better with less volume but they’re still fun. As for the shoes, it must have been hard to find shoes that weren’t focus pulling. Hair is boring. Still, it’s fun, it’s different, it’s interesting. IN

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

      Can’t get past the sleeves, and if you took the sleeves away what would you have then? An utterly forgettable dress with an ice skating pattern on it. OUT. 

    • Anonymous

      color is lovely, bodice is attractive too, but the sleeves are bat wing/shit crazy….OUT

    • http://twitter.com/annamoy annamoy

      Horrorshow! OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

      I agree with the T.Lo assessment and give it an “out” for the crime of vastly too much sleeve. 

    • Anonymous

      she’s taking a chance with those sleeves, and she’s WERQing that bodice! this is an IN for me!!!!

    • Anonymous

      The dress is beautiful, but the sleeves are a distraction. I don’t like her hair this way.

    • Mary McClelland

      OUT. Renaissance Fair gone wrong.  Plus she has Shannon Doherty’s 90210 Brenda Walsh hair! Get those bangs out of your eyes, Jess. The sleeves are too silly and costume, but I like the color a lot.

    • Anonymous

      IN!! I love that she is taking a risk and I think she looks fab.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  This just does not work.

    • Anonymous

      Out. Love the dress but cant get past those blue curtains on her arms. Imagine tight long sleeves on this thing and it would look J Lo-ish.

    • Anonymous

      Lol, out.

    • Anonymous

      IN with the crazy sleeves.  It’s different.  It’s risky. I like it.  They make this Not Just Another cocktail dress.

    • Anonymous

      OUT  Someone is having fun at this woman’s expense.  Those sleeves are ridiculous.  The dress makes her look like she has a circulatory problem and her arms are showing signs of significant edema.

    • Anonymous

      Hall of Fame-BAD. OUT. You can break that shit down all you want but it’s an overall ridiculous look.

    • Grace Ritt

      OUT. No. Just no.

    • Anonymous

      IN

      I think I may be crazy, but I actually like the volume and billowy-ness of the sleeves, in contrast with the fitted dress. It’s exaggerated and unexpected.   This look is not for the average woman…but this woman, whoever she is, has a model’s physique and can pull it off.  Love the pattern of the dress and the color. Her edgy styling with hair and makeup look great…so do her legs! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1046681022 Paula Berman

      It looks stupid.  I can’t be more articulate than that.

    • Anonymous

      IN  Love that color on her.  Makes her eyes pop, and the dress fits her well.  the sleeves are over the top, but I forgive her.  Just hoping she won’t reach across the table because they’ll drag through the gravy on her plate.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely OUT!

    • http://twitter.com/neri_peri Nerisa

      “She could shoplift a couple hams in those sleeves!”. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAH! So OUT!

    • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

      This would have been SO CUTE with just cap sleeves but apparently the design team over at Marchesa can’t put down the crackpipes.

    • Anonymous

      Jesus tapdancing Christ, those sleeves.  OUT.

      (Okay, for a celeb at an awards show OUT.  For a ren faire groupie or a Cirque du Soleil performer, big ol’ IN.)

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

      Oh, here comes Big Bird. OUT.

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

      Small IN.  Large one if she takes flight with those sleeves.

    • Anonymous

      Out.  I don’t think this girl has ever gotten it right.

    • Anonymous

      I love the dress, and since it is Thanksgiving, I will pardon the shoes, hair, and makeup. IN.

    • Anonymous

      I am loving those sleeves. She’s rocking them. I would probably be waving them about like a crazy woman. She’s doing them right.

      IN.

    • Anonymous

      Out. It’s a beautiful color (especially on someone with her coloring) and I love the pattern, but those sleeves are WAY out of proportion for that dress.

    • Anonymous

      She’s working those sleeves and the sleeves are kind of spectacular.

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • Anonymous

      It’s interesting, and she’s young and thin enough that it stay out of “ugly and unflattering” and more in “acquired taste”. The hair is a total miss though. Just barely OUT. With a challenging dress the shoes and hair have to be just right.

    • http://twitter.com/siao siao

      HAHAHAHAHA. Sure, the bodice is pretty, but you guys are joking, right? OUT. A thousand times OUT.

    • Anonymous

      As someone who actually does work at a renfaire, I must say that the sleeves and neckline immediately brought me there.  That being said, I think this dress is kind of fabulous.  The sleeves are a bit too large, and the hair is a bit flat, but look at that gorgeous beading! IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=564839755 Jillian Liszewski

      In.  I love those crazy ass sleeves.  Why does she look 40, though?

    • Anonymous

      In -  but where is Jack and Chrissy? We know Mrs Roper is over Anya’s getting fitted.

    • Anonymous

      I think this is totally goofy looking, to be honest.

    • Anonymous

      It pains me to say OUT.  If we could stage a sleeve amputation, this would be a fabulous dress.

    • http://twitter.com/anibellee Lynsey M.

      OUT.  Extremely OUT.

    • Anonymous

      i just don’t like it. OUT

    • Anonymous

      Awful. Just awful. OUT!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61101261 Becca Robson

      Looks like a denim mini dress. Urgh.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      I am totally on board with midnight blue, square necklines, big poufy sleeves, jeweled bodices and so on – but this dress leaves me cold. I blame the stylist. This is not her dress (or her haircut), plus she needs a big gold collar and maybe tights. You know what – definitely tights. Tights would make this look about a crossdressing Juliet and that would help with the tweeness of it all. It would be more tunicy. And I love a good a tunic.

      I’m giving this an In but only because I want more tunics in my life. Particolour hose are due for a comeback, aren’t they?

      PS: on reflection – are those bluebirds hovering around her lady area?

    • Corazon Nunez

      Why is everyone hating the sleeves? I don’t think they’re very practical and look ridiculous if someone wore them in public, but they are still cute. Did anyone notice how her tattoo matches her outfit?

    • Anonymous

      In.  I’m with you on the sleeves.  I love the ridiculous theatricality of the puff, there’s just too much.

    • Anonymous

      Troll girl is totally working this dress. Points for her eyes and tattoo matching the color of the dress. Regarding the sleeves of course they are totally impractical but if she stays away from any open flames she will be alright!

    • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

      Is Joan Jett trying to go straight?  Don’t understand the look from the neck UP.  The dress is lovely even if the sleeves look as though she’s gonna take flight any second.  IN

    • Anonymous

      hot mess. OUT

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

      Out. Word on the street is the Henry VIII is looking for a new wife…

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

      Those sleeves are tragic. they’re so silly, falling over her hands all the time! Out.

    • Anonymous

      Out.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry everyone — I really really love this!

    • penn collins

      I keep waiting for her to spread her arms and float away.out.
       

    • Anonymous

      In!! I love, love, love this dress!! And whoever she is, I think her hair and make-up are gorgeous!!! 

    • Geno Boggiatto

      Out- an utter mess!

    • Anonymous

      in

    • http://twitter.com/nanipoo Ilana Schenck

      Nonononononononono.  Those sleeves are unacceptable.  Its a shame, because I feel like if there were little cap sleeves with the jeweled embellishment this dress would be SUPER cute.

      OUT!

    • http://twitter.com/nanipoo Ilana Schenck

      Nonononononononono.  Those sleeves are unacceptable.  Its a shame, because I feel like if there were little cap sleeves with the jeweled embellishment this dress would be SUPER cute.

      OUT!

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

      You’re being taken in by the lovely color and how well it works on this person (whoever the hell she is). The dress looks like a personal-flight contraption. She can go from the gala to the air in 60 seconds flat.

    • http://twitter.com/Unclassical Alexandria N

      i’m sorry ya’ll but I LOVE THIS DRESS. I would totally wear this if I was rich and skinny

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

      Not a big fan of the puffy pirate sleeve, or the shoes, but the rest of it gets an IN.

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

      I actually kind of like it. The sleeves ARE ridiculous, but the color and fit on her are amazing. Small in?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dancinfool Ditty Nicolaides

      Close your eyes and imagine those sleeves are fitted. Now that would be a WIN!

      • Lisa

        Hmm….  you’re right.  I can’t give it an IN and I can’t give it an OUT for that exact reason!  Just a little more fit on the sleeve, and fabulous!

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

      OUT

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

      OUT

    • Anonymous

      The sleeves are outrageous, and I’m loving it. IN.

    • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

      I can’t believe this is even up for a vote. For godsakes her hair looks ridiculous and her makeup matches her dress. OUT

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

      Love the color and the detailed bodice, but I agree, the sleeves are waaaay over the top. But she squeaks by with an IN. 

      Who the hell is she, by the way???

    • Anonymous

      OMG…it’s a brunette Goldie Hahn.

    • http://twitter.com/geekheat richard edmond bell

      this girl need not to do the “hands on the hips” thing all through out,it kinda exposes the weaknesses of this dress. it made her look like she has blue wings with small tentacles creeping out of it!

    • aimee_parrott

      This is OUT to me because of the sleeves, and it’s a damn shame, because the rest of the dress is really beautiful.