In or Out: Hillary Swank in Gucci

Posted on December 14, 2011

We hate to be old-fashioned about fashion. What we mean by that is we hate subscribing to the old rules. You CAN wear white after Labor Day; a lady CAN wear slacks to a formal event; colors are NOT necessarily season-specific; shoes do NOT have to match the bag, etc.

But then we take a look at Swanky Hills here…

Hillary Swank in GucciHilary Swank attends the broadway opening night of “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” in New York City in Gucci.

Gucci Spring 2012 CollectionGucci Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Anabela Belikova

Hillary Swank in Gucci

Hillary Swank in Gucci
And all we can think is, “That’s not really very December, is it?” The white skirt, the pumpkin-colored top, the open back – none of that really speaks to this time of year. Normally, we wouldn’t really care about that, but for whatever reasons – mostly the open back – it really jumped out at us this time, to the point where it was a little distracting.

We will say that it’s a pretty chic little dress and it suits her quite well. The shoes, bag, jewelry and hair look good, for the most part; well chosen and paired. But nothing about this look says “Broadway opening in New York in December” to us.

Vote Now!


IN! Oh, PLEASE, T Lo! Should she wear white gloves when she leaves the house too?


OUT! Who cares what season it is? That frock’s FUGLY!

 

In other news of opinionated bitches, Jessica Chastain’s Peach Cobbler dress was voted OUT as was Elle Fanning’s Christmas Snowflake frock. Take no prisoners, that’s the T Lo Minion Mantra.

[Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images, elle.com]

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

    IN. She looks sharp.  Who knows what the weather is doing this week?

  • Anonymous

    The open back looks unfinished rather than deliberate. Perhaps if draped, and the waistband of the skirt wasn’t quite so low.

  • Elias Pineda

    IN  u old ladies 

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

    OUT

  • Anonymous

    In. She looks fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    I give her an IN barely. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t look like an intern at a fashion magazine a la Anne Hathaway in Devil Wears Prada. Definitely not the right look for a Broadway opening. That open back is definitely spring/summer though.

  • http://twitter.com/AbbottRabbit AbbottRabbit

    The gentleman in the group shot* is clearly aghast that she’s trotted out in mid December with a completely bare back. 

    *Is that Harry Connick Jr.?

    • Judy_J

      Yes, and he’s saying “What happened to the back of your dress?”

      • Anonymous

        AND he’s starring in the musical!

  • http://twitter.com/PKGM PKGM

    IN. She looks great! It’s sharp!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717883898 Glynis Fediuk

    Out. The colours don’t bother me—it’s the intentionally weird fit (it looks way better on the model) and the open back.

    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      Ditto!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joy.yeager Joy Yeager

    Out, the back is ridiculous.  I love Harry Connick, Jr’s expression.  I feel the same way about it. 

  • Anonymous

    I can’t even get to the seasonal question, because I’m so not loving the vanishing hips trick. I’m sure it’s partially a problem with the photo angle, but she looks bizarrely disproportionate.  I like the looser way it sits on the model. 

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

      Yes, that is messing me up too… it’s making her figure look manish, and I know that’s not the case.

    • Anonymous

      What bothers me even more than the vanishing hips are the linebacker shoulders.  We all know she has a slammin’ body, but I think this is one of those Girl, That Is Not Your Dress scenarios.

    • Anonymous

      Right? I love the dress and think the back is actually a fun detail… but, as much as the fashion world pushes androgyny, having NO HIPS is not pretty. 

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

    It’s not an appropriate look for the occasion..if it were a regular night at the theatre, sure, but not an opening night on Broadway.  OUT (the look is totally cute, but not for this situation)

  • Anonymous

    OUT! But…there she is all bare-backed in front of a sign that says “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever”. The show may be DOA, the dress may be wrong for the season, but the photo? Priceless!

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

    Out. It’s just not good. 

  • Judy_J

    “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever”, indeed!  Seems to me that dress would feel a bit drafty, doncha think?  I also don’t like the way it pulls across her hips.  It appears that the skirt has been altered to fit more snugly on Ms Swank.  The runway version flows better.  I vote OUT.

  • Ceur -

    She looks better than the model = automatic in.

  • foodycat

    IN – if not entirely seasonal. 

  • Anonymous

    The separation of the two pieces simply (along with Swank’s not-so-swanky hair) turns it into a casual, daytime look. I don’t think it’s seasonal. Even with the open back, this dress is more ”business lunch with my agent,” rather than “opening night at Broadway.”

    • Anonymous

      Whoops–forgot to vote. Overall, it’s an “in” dress, but I say OUT for the occasion.

  • J MN

    OUT.  The outfit would be great in early fall but to me it looks out of season for Dec.  It just looks too lightweight or something.

  • Anonymous

    In.  I think it suits her weather it is technically in season or not.  On an unrelated note, Harry Connick Jr. made me smile.

  • Anonymous

    To her credit, it’s summer somewhere.

    • Anonymous

      Just like it’s fIve o’clock somewhere? “Pour me something tall and strong …”

      • Anonymous

        eeeeexactly :)

  • Anonymous

    I prefer “season appropriate” clothes.  I don’t care if it’s unseasonably warm or cold I don’t want to see velvet in July any more than I want Hilary to wear this dress in December. 

    Fantastic dress on Hilary, too bad she couldn’t wear it next spring or summer.

    • Anonymous

      Agree completely.

      And therefore, an out from me.

  • Anonymous

    Setting aside the less than set in stone season dictates, she looks fantastic and the dress really suits her figure.  I’ll give her an IN for that.

  • Anonymous

    in. you’re right about it not being very nyc in winter, but I still like the look.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LCM5POTSHO74MUOQO6IAV4YUBE Jessica

    I think she looks really great, better than the model.  Sure, open backs aren’t for winter, but … is she REALLY spending any time outside?  How long is the walk from the limo to the door….?

  • http://twitter.com/flatjean Emma Jean

    IN. She looks chic and hey, she has more than enough money to jet off to wherever this look will be seasonal. Also it’s such a nice winter here in New York! 

  • Addicted2Glamour

    Maybe it’s the fit, maybe it’s the design. But this dress makes her look All Torso. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    She’s one of those people I find inexplicably aggravating so it’s hard for me to assess without prejudice.  So, with caveat, I say OUT.  Nothing about that dress says “Broadway opening night in December”, as you pointed out.  Maybe she’s read the reviews, which so far have been close to abysmal, and decided it didn’t need her best effort?  http://theater.nytimes.com/2011/12/12/theater/reviews/on-a-clear-day-you-can-see-forever-at-st-james-review.html?scp=3

  • Anonymous

    That IS a disconcerting amount of bare back for a dress that’s not even semi-formal in December. But it’s not so bad compared to this time last year when everything she wore (if I remember correctly) was All Boobs & Sternum All the Time.

    It may partially be the photography but I think the very long-waistedness with no through-line of color or cut, just the top & skirt intersected by the black band low on the hips makes her proportions look off to the point where it just looks “wrong.”

    So, for that, lowercase out.

  • Anonymous

    SHe looks like a pez dispenser from the back, big old head….

  • Anonymous

    IN!n  She looks better on this Red Carpet than 90% of the Red Carpets of the past.

  • CQAussie

    If that back hadn’t been open – I would have voted this as “in”.  As it is though – OUT.

    Cute shoes but.

  • Anonymous

    In.  This risk paid off and she looks great for any time of year.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a tough color to wear, and it’s certainly not right for her.  OUT.

  • Anonymous

    yawn. NEXT!

  • Anonymous

    Also, I think Harry Connick’s expression says it all.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    It does seem a trifle breezy and light for the event and time of year.  But I love the dress overall and whoever is styling her hair needs to be kept on! In.

  • Anonymous

    She looks sharp and amazing, IN. 

  • Anonymous

    Considering it’s 50 degrees in New York City today, I’d say this isn’t so inappropriate, at all. She looks great. IN.

  • Anonymous

    She looks fantastic!  I have to give her an In, although I’d feel better about the whole color story, oepn back & shoes if it was Sept…

  • Maya Gurantz

    IN. She rocks it.  

  • http://twitter.com/shadowofrazia Dominique C

    I kind of liked it until she turned around. Out. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

    Out.  I hate the dropped waist; it throws her proportions off.  And I’m tired of her showing off her back.  It’s as exhausting as Heidi and her fallopian length skirts.

  • http://profiles.google.com/fade131 Fade 131

    I mean, the colors feel so Halloween to me (I hate that shade of orange).
    Also, it’s ugly. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t mind showing skin in December, as long as she’s not standing outside freezing while her male coworker is bundled next to her in a parka. IN

  • Anonymous

    OUT, because I feel like the black waistband is hitting her too low. It’s making her look weirdly large-torso-ed. And with that going on, then the opening in the back feels weird because I’m terrified we’re about to see her buttcrack.

    Also, I am just now realizing, I don’t think I dig that style of back opening–just disappearing into the waistband of whatever you’ve got on the bottom. I think I need it to have some bottom of its own, so to speak, or else I feel like it looks sort of slutty, like those scarf tops that everybody pretended were acceptable in the early-mid 2000s. But I think that might just be a weird personal thing.

  • Terence Ng

    I actually went “woah!” and jerked back when I saw the back of that dress.

    It’s…just not looking good in general. Out.

    • Anonymous

      Me, too! The back startled me and I yelled, really startling myself. 

      On top of the seasonal problem, while the yellow & white on the model make sense, the pumpkin & white are a huge disconnect. 

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

    Who cares what time of year it is?  She looks great.  I think the only consideration someone should have for the time of the year when picking out an outfit is how hot or cold it is.

  • Anonymous

    Like Terence, I gasped when I saw the back, and not in a good way. OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/PsychicMuppet Bitsy Carver

    OUT

  • Anonymous

    Weird! I didn’t realize that her bare back is actually because of a cutout of the dress…at first I thought that the woman hugging her was holding up her shirt and that’s why Connick Jr. was making that face. Strange, strange cutout.

  • http://twitter.com/theorymeg Megan K.

    But she looks HOTT.  IN.

  • Sarah Lynnae

    In, though I really hate that burnt umber color.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  Put-together and gorgeous.  And at least where I am, the weather thinks it’s April.  

  • R. L.

    Not seasonal-appropriate but I guess that shouldn’t be the defining question.  The look is okay, barely in.  I think it really is someone else’s outfit or the camera angle does bad things to her body because her torso looks longer and her legs look shorter.  Maybe it is barely out.

  • Anonymous

    That said, I give it an in. She has a tendency to look severe on the red carpet, but here she looks effortless and chic.

  • Anonymous

    In. For a different time of the year, say early fall or spring. Hate her hairstyle

  • Anonymous

    Out. Maybe it’s the way she’s standing in the first photo, but I’m mostly offended by the dropped waist that makes the her lower body look odd. I have no problem with the coloring of the dress, and the lack of back doesn’t both me so much as it’s too darn low; I really just want to hoist it up an inch or two.

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    IN! (Even if that really is a very summer/fall dress.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=167100010 Meghan Young

    No, I love it. She’s in. I guess it’s not really “december” but it’s not INAPPROPRIATE either, so I’m all for it.

  • Anonymous

    Out. It looks terrible ON her, who cares what the weather is doing. But the shoes are awesome.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. OMG – hideous hair, outfit so bad from the front it’s like someone who can’t keep up with the PTA crowd, and the back reeks of desperation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13953311 Missy Covington

    IN, you stuffy bitches! :)

    There’s something that is so “girl, this is YOUR DRESS” about it (it looks fan-freaking-tastic on her body) that all seasonal considerations are negated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13953311 Missy Covington

    IN, you stuffy bitches! :)

    There’s something that is so “girl, this is YOUR DRESS” about it (it looks fan-freaking-tastic on her body) that all seasonal considerations are negated.

  • http://profiles.google.com/argiebear Gustavo Casals

    I actually like it, and if not for the goofy pic, you wouldn’t even have seen the back (which is the most out-of-season detail). I she looks put together and pretty IN.
    My only question is: I saw some pics from the “Iron Lady” premiere, and everybody was dressed as to build snowmen… who are out of place here, the IronLadiers or Hillary? 

  • Anonymous

    I like it!…..the front more than the back….

  • Anonymous

    I like it!…..the front more than the back….

  • Anonymous

    Out.  It’s a dress for the Spring collection, and… admittedly, it’s nowhere near cold enough in greater metro NY for me, but a frock (as opposed to a gown) that is that open in the back and white is clunkily discordant.

    Harry agrees.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. It’s fug.
    LOVE her shoes, though.

  • Joyce VG

    OUT.  It”s not Spring yet Hilary.

  • Anonymous

    OUT

  • Anonymous

    OUT. I’m sorry, the dress makes her torso and her head look huge!  The backless bit is also a little jarring for December and again, making her torso look unnaturally long.  The shoes are cute and the hair/makeup look good but the dress is fug.

  • Anonymous

    There’s a reason it’s from a SPRING collection.  OUT.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    Actually, she has a divinely long torso, so suited to many of the trickier designer garb, but this dress demonstrates that she does not have the long legs to balance it out. The waist/belt should’ve been a little higher so her legs don’t look so short.
    I do like the dress, though, maybe not for December in NYC, but for Hollywood, it probably could have fit right in.
    She still bugs me though. For that, IN minus.

  • Mariah J

    I like it, its chic. IN

  • Anonymous

    I agree about the lack of seasonality but I don’t care – IN!

  • Anonymous

    It looks strangely disproportionate on her. That pumpkin shade does nothing to her complexion either. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    OUT, as is usually the case with Hillary Swank. The front of the dress says, “I have no shape!”, while the back of the dress says, “I’m a back-door-access slut!” and the hair says, “I’m trying to pull a JLo look but I can’t!”  And meow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

    it legit looks like she forgot the back of her outfit.

  • Anonymous

    She looks great. The pumpkin offsets the white as far as “summer white” goes. And it’s a little late to start saying that an open back is not wintery enough when the red carpet is full of strapless dresses year round.  

  • Anonymous

    the colors dont trouble me, tho the back seems like an odd feature that doesn’t really work with the dress…the fit is awkward and its throwing her proportions off somewhat…she gets a modest IN

  • Anonymous

    OUT for wearing the spring collection in December in NYC. Also, I think the skirt sits too low on her hips – is she long-waisted?

  • MilaXX

    Small  OUT. While it’s not as out of season looking as Romey’s dress with Daniel Craig it’s also not formal enough to to get away with. As I mentioned to a few of my fellow minions in a discussion the other day, some clothes (to me) are summer, some are winter and some are year round This frock just says summer only to me.

  • Anonymous

    Out. It’s ugly any time of year.

  • Anonymous

    She looks pretty dang cute.  I wish it was anytime other than December, but that’s not her fault, is it?  IN.

  • Anonymous

    IN. It’s currently 64 in my neck of the woods and so a backless dress doesn’t seem all that wild to me. 

  • Anonymous

    Mild In because if this was in May it would be a strong In.  Girl has made a living showing off those super-toned back muscles, I’ll let it pass.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll give her an IN and assume she wore a coat.

  • http://www.kittenmasks.com/ kittenmasks

    IN. Love this look on her.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Can’t stand her.

  • Anonymous

    Total IN for me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-Waddell/10401341 Heather Waddell

    In. It’s been pretty warm in the northeast lately, and she looks amazing.

  • Charles Purdy

    IN! I see your points about seasonality, and I don’t love that color at any time of year, but I have to say she looks beautiful and wears that color well.

  • Anonymous

    I think it looks better on her than on the model. I’m not crazy about the back either, but other than that she looks perfection.

    –GothamTomato

  • Anonymous

    I like it. MAN, that is one narrow-hipped lady. 

  • Anonymous

    Point well taken, but still in. 

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Out – that’s a horrible dress that would look good on no one. Even the model’s version is lame. On Swank it’s making her proportions all screwed up.

  • http://blue-again.myopenid.com/ blue

    OUT. Ugly. Even uglier from the back.

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

    The waist is too low for me. There is almost some plumber crack showing. Ew. Never attractive on the red carpet in any season. And her hair is a little too PTA mom. OUT

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WAULD4HTEVJWRM4XE7AZEX6PB4 Debra

    IN. I agree that it doesn’t seem very Decembery at all, but it fits her so well and she looks lovely. 

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

    OUT.  The waist is too low and it’s ill fitting–on purpose.  And I hate t-strap shoes, she would have gotten an out for that crime regardless.

  • Anonymous

    Yikes, the back of that dress!

    OUT

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, it’s a little bit summery-looking, but nevertheless she still looks like a million bucks.  IN.

  • Anonymous

    I think she looks great: chic, feminine, low-effort (it’s never effortless) and unusual. I don’t feel desperation. Don’t we always say stuff like you can show your boobs OR your legs but both is tacky? Well, let’s include “back” in that. Her neckline and hemlines are modest; let’s let her have her open back. Besides, have you seen the schlock people wear to Broadway on a daily basis? I’m so happy to see someone wearing to the theater something other than sneakers, jeans and their kid’s college sweatshirt, I practically want to give her a WERQ.

  • Shannon Twigg

    I hate the back, but I love the outfit as a whole. IN!

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

    In. She looks pretty chic, and I hate to say it because I’m not a fan. 

  • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

    In.  Not seasonal, but cute. 

  • Anonymous

    Yeah she looks good. The celeb world doesn’t adhere to the rules of nature. IN

  • Anonymous

    Very much OUT.  The front of the dress makes her look paunchy, and the back is bordering on obscene.

  • Anonymous

    Very much OUT.  The front of the dress makes her look paunchy, and the back is bordering on obscene.

  • Anonymous

    I like it from the front, hate the back, and hate the shoes. Two out of three aspects says OUT.

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

    It isn’t the color or the late summer/fall look.  It’s just ugly looking, hanging there and the back is creepy looking. It looks like she broke into her mom’s closet and put some shit together. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    OUT mostly because it is out of season and because I really dislike the back.  From the front, it makes her look very broad on top and narrow hipped…disproportionate.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  I actually don’t mind it.  She looks chic.

    And…seriously?  This outfit is the first time you’ve had that thought since Thanksgiving?  We’ve had gals on the RC wearing their Easter dresses, for Oprah’s sake!  This at least is vaguely Fall-ish

  • http://profiles.google.com/h6davis Hannah Davis

    IN. Although the waist looks a little low for her…it throws off the proportions a bit, but not enough for me to dislike it.

  • Anna Tree

    Adorable and slightly mod. IN

  • bloodshothalfblind

    OUT.  this is tres chic in August.  at a coastal afternoon soiree.  this is not for an evening red carpet event in Manhattan, in December.

  • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

    In.  Super chic for any time of year.

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

    I like it! IN

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

    Not the best dress in the world, but she’s making it work. IN just for being a color instead of matching her skin.

  • Anonymous

    Way too much back, and her torso is too long for the dress and makes it seem way off in terms of proportions. Girl, that ain’t your dress and girl, this ain’t San Tropez in July. O-U-T.

  • Anonymous

    I like it. In.

  • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

    I’m gonna say in, because the dress looks really good on her.

  • Anonymous

    IN.   At least the shoes are not white.  Right?

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

    She looks very chic. I love the whole look. But I am totally distracted by the fact that she must be freezing. I know what the weather is doing this week and it isn’t 80 degrees.

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

    Please!  Should she have gone out in a Ms. Santa outfit?  Who cares what color she wore if she looks good?  As for the open back, as long as she wore a coat to the theatre why should it matter?  Plus, it’s not beige or skin-colored and NO putty shoes either.  IN in any season!

  • Christina Brennan

    In.  I like the dress a lot- it’s unusual without looking freakish.  I agree with you guys that the open back doesn’t make it December appropriate but since when do celebs wear clothes that reflect the season?  They’re always walking around 1/2 naked.

  • Anonymous

    IN, you silly boys.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Barely.  I hate the drop waist, but that’s really the only thing.  I just think it throws off the proportions.  Although I have to say it doesn’t look as obvious on Swank than the model.  As a result, I think it looks much better on her.  But, yeah, it’s got a total Thanksgiving color story going on.

  • Anonymous

    IN. She has, what I like to call, Hollywood Head (okay fine I just made that up) but basically she is so thin that her head looks HUGE in comparison to her teeny body and she looks like she could fall over any second from the weight of it.  Her head is distracting but I give the outfit an IN, barely.

  • Anonymous

    IN. Barely. I can’t give her an out when she normally looks horrid on the RC. This is mostly good. I don’t mind the color but it’s not the most flattering on her.

  • Anonymous

    Out, no matter what time of year.  And the shoes are ugly.

  • Anonymous

    NYC December mind you. OUT

  • Anonymous

    Don’t hate it, don’t love it. I agree it is pretty summery looking. Although, I was just shopping and many, many dresses and blouses out right now are so light and sheer. I couldn’t even contemplate them while wearing jeans, wool sweater, scarf and leather jacket.

  • Lauren Maier

    IN!  She looks really good and really comfortable and, dare I say it, “Swank”y!!!  

  • Anonymous

    From the front it’s pretty and looks nice on her, although it seems casual for the event.  Of course, if she were a man she would be wearing a Tshirt and crappy shoes with a baseball cap and jeans that are too long, so maybe I’m being picky.  But anyway, the back of this dress is not at all attractive and in fact is sort of pointless and stupid-looking.

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

    1970s shoes that belong to a 14-year-old girl; a hip-hugger skirt with an open back so her butt crack nearly shows; flaccid, do-nothing hair; cap sleeves with shoulder pads that make her look like a linebacker; and she wore this abomination in winter? Oh no, sweetie, this is an OUT fo-sho.

  • Anonymous

    That is an truly ugly dress…OUT!!

  • Anonymous

    Yikes… hate. this. dress. Sorry, Hil.

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

    Why does she always look so odd to me?

  • Anonymous

    Admittedly it looks more October/November than mid-December, still a great look. IN.

  • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

    IN.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  I’m in NYC now and I feel cold just looking at her.  Besides, that dress is not worth freezing for.  

  • http://twitter.com/capt_shiny Mags

    Wow, I loved it until I saw the back. But she still looks fabulous, so IN.

  • Anonymous

    in

  • Anonymous

    Out for any season.  Plus, I’m still pissed that she has more Best Actress Oscars than Meryl Streep.  That’s crazy.  

  • Anonymous

    That low-slung belt makes her torso really long and her legs look short. OUT.

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

    That thing is fug. That color is HIDEOUS. OUT. 

  • Anonymous

    In.

  • Anonymous

    Out.  The entire fashion world needs to learn their seasons.  Their is no such thing as “pre-fall”, and this dress should not see daylight in December.  Let this be a lesson to them all.

  • Anonymous

    IN.  Should she have been wearing red velvet?  She looks sharp and put together, and it works. 

  • bailey debruynkops

    hideous color combo outtie out

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

    Out! I was going to say In, but then I saw the back view…. The top kind of reminds me of one of the little kid art smocks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1214755227 Meira Niibori

    I’m torn…. it’s a lower-case-”in” for the outfit itself, because she does look good and there’s nothing major wrong with her appearance (except that I think it would look much better if the dark band hit her about an inch higher on the hips).  But, it’s an “out” for being both completely inappropriate for the location (December in New York) and too casual IMHO for the occasion (Broadway premiere).

    I guess that adds up to an OUT overall, but… yeah.  It’s an OUT.

  • Anonymous

    My 12 year old boy just said “She has a man body – even though she’s a girl.”  Yep.  And this shapeless rag in tired and ugly colors doesn’t do her justice.  I’d rather see her in sweatpants then.  

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

    In! Who cares about the weather when she looks perfect in that dress? 

  • Anonymous

    She looks fabulous.  Suits her to a T, without showing us everything she’s got.  IN

  • Anonymous

    Harry Connick Jr. is THE MAN.  I crack up everytime I look at that pic.

  • Anonymous

    if it’s super cold in los angeles right now [& it is, for los angeles. the dreaded 40○] i can only imagine what it is in new york. that said, the dress is kind of ruined if you put a jacket over it & it certainly caught attention the way it is w/in the way the weather is [not that it wouldntve in some other weather] & i guess catching attention is one of the fine points in the lives of celebrities, even interesting ones, so i gather it did its job. there you go.

  • Anonymous

    oh god love it except the back… I guess I’m leaning towards IN

  • Anonymous

    Ehn. I like the color on her, I like the dress (more so from the front than the back) and I think she looks nicely put together. I’m trying to think of a reason it should *necessarily* “speak to the time of year” and I’m coming up blank. Unless, maybe, it was an outdoor event. And I actually do think the white skirt with the black belt/sash is a bit winter-y. So IN.

    Bet she had the heat on in the car, though.

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

    IN. best she’s ever looked.

  • Anonymous

    I think this deserved a “Girl, this is not your dress.”

  • stacey avelar

    No matter what the time of year, that is just a craptastic dress. Ick.

  • Anonymous

    She does look gorgeous but, I agree. I have a short, thin-strapped, color block dress in that exact color scheme and I’d feel out of place wearing it this time of year.

  • http://www.gprotocol.com Advaita Waikar

    I think she looks pretty great actually. I like that the orange is muted and slightly on the darker side, not a very bright one. It makes her look young. IN.

  • Guest

    IN. She looks clean, simple, and chic. 

  • Surya Santhi

    IN. She looks clean, fresh and chic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Claudia-Gilbert/875055316 Claudia Gilbert

    I can see your point, TLo, but I think her overriding loveliness trumps your complaints.  In.

  • Aly Light

    IN.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

    Definitely IN from the front but OUT from the back.  It’s a turn-around fug, a close cousin of the scroll-down fug.

  • Anonymous

    I’m giving it an IN because I don’t care about seasonal dressing and I think she looks great here. Love the shoes she chose and her hair looks purdy! Also…cutest pic EVER with the Harry Connick and the back!

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

    IN.  The back may be a bit summer-y, but when we have this weather in N.Y. we must enjoy it.  It’s like when it hits 50 degrees in L.A. and everyone wears ten layers…  50 degrees in a N.Y. December = chance to wear a backless dress.  Philly must be the same; I’m sure when it is 40 degrees everyone has their shorts on.

  • Anonymous

    Total IN. Hillary rocks the backless dress. Ehhh its been kind of warm here and I’m already sick of red and green.

  • http://twitter.com/Bloodisea Barbora

    IN!

  • Anonymous

    Out. Too skimpy, too open, not elegant enough for the theatre. The shoes are jejeune. And we don’t do beachy hair in NYC in December. *pursed lips of disapproval*

  • Anonymous

    IN, I like the dress enough to ignore the event-appropriateness

  • http://twitter.com/chelwi Christine

    Love the dress on her, but hate her hair! Also, not liking the back of the dress that much….I’ll say IN, I guess. :)