Dianna Agron in Mary Katrantzou

Posted on December 10, 2011

And just because we’re all about the juxtapositions here at T Lo International Unfair Comparisons, Inc. …

Dianna Agron in Mary KatrantzouDianna Agron at the celebration of her Nylon magazine cover in LA in Mary Katrantzou.

Mary Katrantzou Mixed Floral-Print Crepe Dress

Dianna Agron in Mary Katrantzou
Lea Michele never met a sexy dress she didn’t immediately put on and wear in front of cameras and conversely, her cast mate here has a rather vehement need to define herself as a Good Girl every time she heads out the door. Or at least, her style choices give that impression. It’s actually a struggle sometimes to not use the words “nun,” “Amish,” or “sister-wife” when we’re writing about her.

But if pretty, feminine, and demure is your thing, we can’t think of a more stylish option than a Mary Katrantzou dress; especially if you want to manage the trick of being just a tad edgy on top of everything else. She gets a thumbs up on that choice. What’s really bothering us here is the cherry on top of this flowery sundae; namely, the headband. Come on now, Dianna. There’s more than enough interest of the floral variety in that dress. Flowers in the hair? Mega-overkill.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty, neimanmarcus.com]

    • maddy lucas

      I love the look but totally agree about the headband, it’s just not needed here.  Man, she is SO much more likable than Lea Michele (going along with the whole comparison thing…).

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Whoever’s responsible for that headband needs a good slap. It ruins an otherwise great look, I think it’s my favorite dress on Dianna Agron. The shoes aren’t a good match either but I’ll take what I can get.

      • Anonymous

        Definitely agree. The headband takes it from fashion to costume instantly.

      • Anonymous

        OMG, what IS it with those shoes? Are they some sort of orthopedic boots?

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

        I think the shoes would be great with jeans. But with this dress, they’re awful

    • Anonymous

      eh i like the headband, but i hate the shoes.

      • Anonymous

        Absolutely agree!
        And if we are not finished comparing, she looks so much better here than on that cover.
        Megaliner vs. Headband! Sounds like the attack of the Giant Fashionistas!

    • Anonymous

      I have muscular calves so I am predisposed to run far far away from any “bootie” situation, but good heavens, that outfit would be a WERQ for me if she was not wearing those cloppy shoes.

    • Anonymous

      Adorable dress and I don’t see it as demure. I’m sure it’s 100% clinging to every curve. The hairband is de trop.

    • Anonymous

      Is it a flowery headband?  It looked to me more like a chuncky stone necklace repurposed as a headband.  Someone probably felt that it would be pretty edgy to wear a necklace as a headband.  I’m guessing it was more painful and annoying than edgy. 

      • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

        That’s what I thought too – chunky stones like a necklace or bracelet, worn as a headband.  Bad idea.  The boots suck.  But that dress is gorgeous.  And she looks so much better here than she does on that cover.

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

        Even if it started out as a headband, it doesn’t look like a comfy one.  In fact, it reminds me of a wedding dress I tried on when we were getting married — spaghetti straps with a crystal cord wound around them, holding up a giant princess-y dress.  Wearing it for 60 seconds to try it on (after I said “that looks ridiculously uncomfortable) left me with irritated patches on my shoulders for 3 days from the crystals scraping at my skin.

      • foodycat

        Painful was my thought too – I bet it took a lot of tugging to get it out of her hair at the end of the night!

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous print, Greek milkmaid headband.  Go figure.

    • Anonymous

      She’s gorgeous, and I’m fine if she leans puritanical in her choices (though the headband with this outfit is a NO). While covered up, many of her outfits have a slight edge or interest that removes the threat of school marm.  It’s kinda refreshing to see a gorgeous girl who seems rather uncomfortable with her beauty. 

      Overall, wholesome or not – there’s no reason she can’t learn to pose for photos in a more flattering way.

      • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

        I was with you until “uncomfortable with her beauty.” I don’t know if that’s the case with DA or not, but it’s a shame if her non-slutty clothing choices make people think she’s uncomfortable with her looks. One can be incredibly comfortable with themselves and have no desire to advertise their wares for every photographer around.

        I wish she’d changed her shoes, and yes… posing lessons, stat.

        • Anonymous

          Definitely – I wasn’t intending to link the clothing choices with being self-conscious or uncomfortable with her beauty.  To me, poor posing (here, and in many of her magazine spreads) makes her seem less self-assured. 

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

            I don’t think it’s her beauty she’s uncomfortable with — I think it’s the media hoopla. I’m very comfortable with my body and my looks and I still HATE having my picture taken, because I’m quite pretty in person but look like a troll in photos.  DA may have had the same thing at some point (most of us do, because school photographers suck as a rule) or she may just bore easily — in which case, standing around posing is tedious torture.

          • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

            Gotcha- I can definitely see that. I’ve done a little modeling, and when I first started it was very much the, “uhm… so… what am I supposed to do with my arms?” attitude, and I see that with her in a lot of what she does.

      • Anonymous

        I get the opposite impression, that she is incredibly comfortable with her beauty. She dresses demurely because she has nothing to prove. Lea, by contrast, seems like she is insecure about her level of “hotness,” thus the need to show the world her body every three seconds.

        • Anonymous

          Agree about Lea.  I think I’m settling more that this is less a confidence issue and more a reluctance to “pose for the camera.”

          • Anonymous

            That I could definitely see! I find her awkwardness rather charming. :)

    • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

      She is so freaking adorable! She’s so much more my style (in my, “If I were a celebrity, what kind of clothing choices would I make?” fantasy world) so I love seeing her go out in dresses like this. Honesty, I don’t even hate the headband, though I recognize the valid critcism of it. You werq that good girl schtick, Dianna!

      • Anonymous

        I had the same thought – the disparate elements make her seem so much more approachable than if she was perfect; I could see myself putting this outfit together (in my, “If I were a celebrity, what kind of clothing choices would I make?” fantasy world) from the clumpy shoes to the twee headband and everything in between. It feels like she is having some fun.

        • Anonymous

          …and I would do it in the full knowledge that my more glamour-conscious sisters-in-law would disappove…

          • http://jessieliz.wordpress.com/ Super Red

            amen, sistah!  

    • Anonymous

      the dress is wearing her.

    • Anonymous

      It’s the shoes that do the outfit in and turn it into sister wife.  A sexy high heel would take care of it all.  The headband is ridiculous but doesn’t turn her from cute into old lady like the shoes do.

    • Anonymous

      i also think it is rocks on the headband, not flowers.   anyhoo, it was not needed, it looks like a ‘project accessory’ reject.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, the shoes are bad.  The dress doesn’t look like it quite fits her, the way it’s bunching at the waist and its hem falls lower on her than the model (or maybe it’s the angle of the photo). 

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

      Do not like. 

    • Anonymous

      The headband was a strange choice.  The shoes–also a strange choice.

      But I do love a Mary Kat print, and this dress looks sensational on her.  Too bad the accessories don’t do it justice.

    • Anonymous

      I like the headband with the dress.  It adds just a bit of youthful goofiness.  The dress should be a little shorter.  But those shoes – holy crap.  My grandmother wore those.

    • Anonymous

      Think she looks fantastic and the dress is gorgeous!

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

      I like the dress, I can ignore the headband, but those clunky shoes have got to go!

    • http://profiles.google.com/claudiaberry Claudia Berry

      ITA, the headband is way too precious.  She’s not 11, come on.

    • Anonymous

      I agree: Ditch the headband and get fiercer shoes. I do like those shoes. In fact I am kind of obsessed with oxford heels right now, but I don’t think they work with that dress, unless she were wearing tights with them.

    • Anonymous

      Shoes are horrid, too.

    • Anonymous

      The headband looks more like colored rocks to me, but it does still make the outfit look a bit twee. Other than that, she is definitely pulling the dress off and I love her hair and makeup!

    • Anonymous

      Those aren’t flowers, they’re stones. Unless I’m wrong.

      They look like quartz to me.

    • http://deeplyproblematic.blogspot.com/ RMJ12345

      Makeup is GORGEOUS. I think she looks great. 

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

      Love the shoes, hate the headband. Covet the dress.

    • http://twitter.com/TheFirstMrsHumm TheFirstMrsHummel
      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        That is almost $1000?  Seriously?  WTF?!? 

        If I ever — no matter how much money I may have — suggest spending 1K ON A HEADBAND, please someone — ANYONE — hit me about the head until I come to my damn senses. 

        Unless it’s a Liz Taylor style tiara.  In which case, it’s totally fine.

        • Anonymous

          Okay. Then I’ll steal your $1000, just to be safe. ;-)

      • Anonymous

        Diana Agron is wearing it better. Still not worth 1K, though.

      • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Urban Gypsy aka Tess

        How ever did you find that? Nice detective work. That headband. I didn’t like it when I thought it was flowers and I still hate it knowing it’s insanely expensive. It’s has very Project Accessory made in a hour under duress look about it. I guess congrats to the designer who sold (or in Diana’s case, lent) that thing for a grand.

        • http://twitter.com/TheFirstMrsHumm TheFirstMrsHummel

          From Fashion of Glee on Tumblr.  They track down nearly everything that’s ever been worn on the show, or by the actors.  :)

    • Sara__B

      Yes to the dress. No to the orthopedic heels, Kindergarten headband, and awkward poses. (Just found out the headband costs $950, thanks to FirstMrsHummel. It only LOOKS like a Kindergarten headband.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jane-Morris/1076502799 Jane Morris

      Here awkward posing issues aren’t helping either.

    • MilaXX

      I don’t like the headband and I think the dress could be an inch shorter.

    • Anonymous

      It looks like she’s wearing Nun shoes.

      The dress is cute but it’s DECEMBER. Can’t anyone dress seasonally? 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1589131702 Jenna Gordon

      that whole thing is a tragedy. the dress might have been ok (MIGHT) if not for the headband and those horrible shoes. those really do look like amish shoes.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KEYJDIENR5MRK2NXJYKNOLWDFE Alexandria

      I kind of love the headband…

    • RocknLox

      I like Dianna’s looks because she doesn’t resort to nakedness. 
      You know she’s cute and so does she. 
      She doesn’t have to show everyone her ladybox and I appreciate that. 

    • Anonymous

      i would choose dianna’s conserved sexy over lea’s whorish sexy any day.

    • Anonymous

      Ditch the headband and the shoes and this is pretty cool. I much prefer this over the can-you-see-my-uterus-from-there gyno dresses. Her makeup looks lovely.

    • bloodshothalfblind

      great dress. terrible accessories.

    • Anonymous

      I’m digging the clunky shoes (although they don’t look like they fit exactly right), but the hairband is utterly Thumbelina. Interestingly, it looks like it’s made of rocks. Not that that helps.

    • Anonymous

      I like the headband, and I love her makeup. The dress is noticeable, that’s enough.

    • Anonymous

      I vastly prefer her look on the cover of the magazine!

    • Anonymous

      This reminds me of once when I was a wee lass, I went running down the stairs and proudly announced to my parents, “Look! I got dressed all by myself!” Dianna has that same pleased smile on her face that I had. Then my mom said, “You look like a Christmas tree.” Dianna’s outfit – and mine – kinda warranted that remark. Still, she looks so happy and pleased with what’s she’s wearing I can’t bear to piss on her parade. So I”ll just say: Oh, sweetie – how creative and colorful! (Mom, are you taking notes?)

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

        My mother used to go with “You look like a drag queen” which always pleased me absurdly.  She knows me so well. 

        My brother, on the other hand, was “You look like a cheap LA hooker” followed by a fight to strong arm me back into the bathroom until I took off the eye make-up and put on a baggy turtleneck and jeans 2 sizes too big.  (In my house, my brother, not my father, was the crazy one about dating:)  So that always told me I was hitting the mark I aimed for. 

        Which is part of why I always defend Lea Michelle — it’s not necessary to scream “I’m HOT” but some of us like an aggressively sexual look.  It’s got a certain FU appeal.

        • Anonymous

          Jealous! I never got such praise from my mother. Luckily, your brother didn’t seem to realize one of the advantages of skimpy outfits is that they fit so easily under big, baggy clothing.

    • Anonymous

      I ran into this hara krishna named Sunshine who wished joy and love for me and handed me a daisy.  Strange, she looked a lot like Dianna Agron…

    • Anonymous

      Except for the nose, I would have had no idea she was the girl on the cover.  I like the dress, but she’s taking it into twee territory with the styling.

    • Anonymous

      Ohhh, I LOVE the dress! Her makeup looks really great here too. 

      • Kimberly Cooperrider

        I agree, I really like her makeup and the dress. The less said about the headband the better…

        • Anonymous

          Exactly. I choose to pretend it doesn’t even exist.

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

      The dress is fabulous, but it’s the only thing. Her flowery headband is pretty First Communion, as is her hair. Meanwhile, I have no idea what those shoes are doing with that dress. It’s too bad; the poor dress deserved better.

    • Anonymous

      Is it a floral headband? It looks like large quartz stones to me- gorgeous but probably quite uncomfortable. I dislike the dress and really, really dislike the shoes- she is a stunning girl but her “amish indie” style is very grating.

    • Anonymous

      I love the whole look. Yes, even her hair and the big shoes. Handing back my gay card now…

    • Anonymous

      Love everything — yes, the headband, hair, makeup, dress — until the shoes, which are awful with this dress. But overall, smashing.

    • Anonymous

      My first thought when I saw the photo was how much prettier she looks in the flowered dress than on the Nylon cover.  Does Nylon specialize in making attractive people look as ordinary and unappealing as possible?  I’m still in shock over the Ewan Mcgregor photos.    

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

      The headband is as awful as much as the dress is awesome. I love the dress, but she needs to amp up the rest of the look with tousled hair and some majorly sexy shoes. I can’t even fathom the mindset that went into selecting that headband, it’s SUCH a major miscalculation. I hate headbands to begin with and this is probably the worst I’ve ever seen.

    • Anonymous

      The headband isn’t flowers, it’s gemstones.

    • Anonymous

      Have to say…love the hair and makeup, just not the headband.  Dress is slammin’.

    • Anonymous

      The only thing I don’t like is the shoes. Yes, that’s right. I liked the headband.

    • Judy_J

      She looks worlds better in the floral dress than she does on the cover of that magazine. Doesn’t even look like the same person.

    • R. L.

      I love this dress.  I do wish her shoes were different and that she deep-sixed the headband.

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

      The headband doesn’t really bother me (would’ve been better without it, but it’s not bad).  What does bother me immensely is the shoes.  Just gross.  As for the dress, at first glance it looks kinda ugly, but the more you see how it works, the more I like it.

    • Anonymous

      Guess I’m style-impaired. I think everything she has on is hideous. I especially dislike the dress. Sorry…

    • Anonymous

      she needed a juxtaposition of hard and soft here, some edgy sexy shoes and some jbf hair would’ve knocked this out of the park.

    • Anonymous

      …hold the top half still and pivot the bottom half 1 quarter turn.  Don’t forget to do a kinda pee pose…really?…REALLY?

      Say what you will about DIVA Michele, girl knows how to pose.  Dianna here could take a lesson or twelve.

    • Anonymous

      the pose. WTF?

    • Anonymous

      “Mega-overkill.”  THANK YOU. 

    • foodycat

      I like her hair, I like her makeup, I sort of like the dress and think she looks so much better than on that cover. But I don’t love the hairband.

    • Anonymous

      She’s lovely, absolutely lovely…

    • Anonymous

      I love the dress and Mary K prints in  general.  The headband was a major miscalculation.  The shoes are ugly but I do think they give the whole look a sort of edgy, college girl hipster chic.  A pair of platform pumps or f-me sandals would have pushed the look into older, blander territory.  So good for her for going the quirky, funky route.  I hate to see young starlets dressing like 40-year-old divorcees trawling for their third husband (cough Lea Michele cough).  I’m a big fan of Dianna’s style.  She’s dressing her age and is clearly more into the California hippy chick/indie hipster styles.  Feels like a breath of fresh air.  Plus, she’s so beautiful that we don’t need to see her good china on display all the time.

    • Anonymous

      Love it all.

    • Anonymous

      Headband and shoes are both not’s for me–but the headband is really unforgivable.

    • Anonymous

      Are those flowers? They look like rocks. Cool rocks.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with the love-the-dress-hate-the-booties-and-headband crowd, but I also think the dress looks better on the model where it hits above the knee, rather than at or just below.  Couldn’t Mary have hemmed it for her?  Are all of the hemming tailors in LA on strike?  Explains all the men with droopy pants on the RC.

    • Anonymous

      That headband is perfect if you’re about to run on-stage as Guinevere to sing “The Lusty Month of May.” Save it for the Renn Faire, m’lady. 

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

      200% better than the magazine cover!

    • Anonymous

      Those are flowers in her hair?! I thought that was some Etsy ridiculousness with semi-precious stones.

    • Anonymous

      I think the headband looks more like some beads than flowers, and while I would be totally uncomfortable wearing something like that  (can you say MIGRAINE!) I think the effect is totally adorable.  

    • Anonymous

      those orthopedic shoes are killing me

      • Mary McClelland

        I know I HATE ankle boots with skirts/dresses. So frumpy and awful. 

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, yeah, the headband kind of sucks. But I kind of like the shoes but what I really love here is her makeup. 

    • Anonymous

      Thank god the Ren Faire ended only an hour earlier. 

    • http://twitter.com/anacedillo Ana Cedillo

      she looks cute, yeah def did not need that headband. but yeah totally agree with this “It’s actually a struggle sometimes to not use the words “nun,” “Amish,” or “sister-wife” when we’re writing about her.”
      i tend to be more into leah than her, i dont quiet see any talent whatsoever to dianna agron..she is really gorgeous thats about it.

    • Diana Martinez

      I actually love the look from the neck up.  The dress and the shoes are what I have a problem with.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. The dress is fabulous on her, but that headband looks like the one I insisted on wearing at my 5th birthday party.

    • Anonymous

      That headband is waaaayyyyy too Ren Faire. The dress is great.

    • http://twitter.com/lizettms Lizett Schreiber

      Her hair and makeup look great! This is her look.

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

      Then I’ll use a different adjective:  those Mennonite runway shoes are hiddy-unless the runway happens to be in a barn. 

    • Anonymous

      Lose the headband and I am on board.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry, that dress is just ugly…

    • http://twitter.com/karenrubyleo Karen

      How do you know she’s trying to be a good girl? maybe thats just her style. Her make up is beautiful.