In or Out: Rachel McAdams in Marchesa

Posted on December 07, 2011

We have very positive things to say about this dress, but we know some of the kittens are not Marchesa fans. Let’s discuss.

Rachel McAdams in MarchesaRachel McAdams attends the premiere of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” in Los Angeles in a Marchesa gown.

Rachel McAdams in MarchesaMarchesa Resort 2012 Collection

Rachel McAdams in Marchesa

Rachel McAdams in Marchesa

We are more than over the poufy princess dresses that have become the Marchesa trademark, so we’re thrilled to see something so soignée and simple, with a retro feel to it. Who can’t see a young Joan Crawford or Katharine Hepburn swanning across the screen in something like this? Love that the dress has a textural quality to it while still being sleek. As for the detailing, we can’t see the shoes well enough to judge, the hair looks good, and we’re sounding like a broken record lately, but she could have used some color on her face. We love clean makeup in a variety of different situations, but it’s the holiday season and you’re wearing a stunning silver gown. If now isn’t the time to indulge in a little glamour, then what could possibly be a more appropriate time? Her makeup is very pretty, no doubt about it, but it’s barely more than day makeup. We’re not asking for smokey eyes and cherry red lips; just a touch of sparkle and a hint of color would be nice.

Still, despite the nitpickery, we think she looks gorgeous in this dress. You are free to hold onto your virulent anti-Marchesa stance, but we will silently judge you for it, just so you know.

 

Vote Now!


IN! Serving up serious GARBO, bitches!


OUT! Not loving it.


 

Olivia Wilde’s well-paired separates got an approving nod from the commentariat, who voted it IN.

[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, elle.com]

    • Anonymous

      IN IN IN IN IN IN!!!!!!!! she looks dazzling in that dress!!! though i do agree with what youre sayig about the makeup, she could have added a little more umph to her face. 

      • Anonymous

        Totally agree.

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

      In.  Love it, she looks beautiful.

    • http://twitter.com/maggie162 Maggie

      Dress looks great – definitely an IN – but I miss her as a brunette.  That color did so much more for her complexion than this one does.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        I know! It made her coloring rich and glowy. Otherwise she looks perfect. Maybe a brighter pink at the lips but not going to quibble about it.

        • Anonymous

          Agreed on the bright pink lips, some semi-sheer hot pink gloss would have set off her face perfectly without being too “holiday”. Still, she looks fabulous. In!

          • Anonymous

            Ditto all:  the IN, the brunette preference, the lip color.  But would add my own teeny-tiny quibble: polished nails would’ve been nice (and absolutely not necessary to go all matchy with a bright pink lip either — just not a naked nail). 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelsey-Albrecht/100001647200441 Kelsey Albrecht

        I agree. 

      • Anonymous

        I so agree! As a brunette, she distinguished herself from the ocean of young blonde Hollywood actresses. Her acting still sets her apart, though.

      • Anonymous

        I so agree! As a brunette, she distinguished herself from the ocean of young blonde Hollywood actresses. Her acting still sets her apart, though.

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

        I agree; I think she could get away with this sheer makeup look if her hair were darker too. Still, she’s definitely IN.

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

        agreed, she’d look better in that dress as a brunette

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

        agreed, she’d look better in that dress as a brunette

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

      This doesn’t even look like a Marchesa..they are all ruffle/froufrou/overdone.  This is gorgeous!!  SO IN!!!

      • Anonymous

        Exactly- no origami napkins hanging off the dress. Are we SURE it’s Marchesa? So sleek!

    • Anonymous

      I’ll vote In with a few reservations. That color isn’t the best on her. She looks a little sickly. (Could be due to the too-understated makeup.) An updo is fine, but this is a little too messy. Would have like to have seen something sleeker with the hair.

      Great dress, though. Love the shape, drape, and fabric. I am bored of Marchesa, but am so glad to see a Marchesa gown without shower scrubbies or saloon-girl fringe on it.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        As usual, Anathema, you and I are one precisely the same page about this.  Love the dress, its not her color.  She needs sleek, polished looking hair and the make-up is washed out looking.  And Marchesa?  I usually loathe it for being overworked and over-embellished.

    • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

      IN. She looks amazing.

    • Anonymous

      IN! I agree with previous comments about how it would have looked better if she stayed a brunette. But this dress is just so appropriate for the season. 

    • Anonymous

      In times a million. I think the makeup’s good too, so there. But I’m not liking the wisps in the hair.

    • Anonymous

      IN, she looks awesome.

    • Anonymous

      She looks great and I love that understated make-up is the new trend. Enough of that damn over-done smokey eye!

      • BerlinerNYC

        Seriously! I can’t take my eyes off her. She looks understated and radiant.

    • Anonymous

      wait sorry for commenting again, (still an in) but is she in this movie?? 

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

        She played Irene Adler in the first. I have no idea if she’s in this one too, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

      • Jessica O’Connell

        She reprises her role as Irene Adler but it seems like it’s a much smaller part this time. I don’t think she’s going to be as integral to the plot.

    • Anonymous

      Love that back cowl thingie.  Decidedly IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

      IN! So glad to see something DIFFERENT from Marchesa

    • http://twitter.com/therosh Rosh

      I think she needs a new hair color – and I agree with TLo about the makeup, but I LOVE the dress. No more folded napkin dresses, please! She looks sleek and gorgeous overall, so IN!

    • Anonymous

      IN!

    • Anonymous

      So IN!  She looks ridiculously beautiful here.

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

      Beautiful – total in!

    • Anonymous

      In. She looks great. the dress is well fitted and she looks good in this style. Love the cowl in the back, it compliments the bottom of the dress very well. The color is not my favorite, but it still looks really great on her.

    • Anonymous

      She’s a big IN, but I agree about the makeup, and earrings wouldn’t kill her.

      • Anonymous

        She’s wearing diamond studs, but you need a microscope to see them in the picture. 

    • Anonymous

      I think the dress is really pretty but a) is it too fancy for a film premiere? and b) she needs something sparkly on her face.

      • Anonymous

        a) my thought exactly. It’s even got a train forgodsake. Points deduction for inappropriate event selection.

        • Anonymous

          Seriously!  This says Golden Globes to me.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PMAPJYMO5AC6GMONR6NQFURAXE bebo

       It’s a beautiful dress but she too young for that dress, it’s more a women in her thirty or older.

      • Anonymous

        She is in her 30′s.

      • iCouture

        She is 33, so I think its perfect for her!   :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583505025 Kelley Comfort

      Out. I just can’t with Marchesa. Not even this dress can reverse my bad opinion. And with pale hair and dress, she REALLY needed more colour on her face.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t love it, but I do like it.  IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN!

    • Anonymous

      IN. IN. IN. And I’m one of your bitter kittens who can take a pass on Marchesa and all their frippery. This dress is gorgeous in every detail and the girl looks slammin’ in it. With a little color on her face, she’d be a 10.

    • http://www.facebook.com/theAccidentalHousewife Leah Elzinga

      do stylists honestly have no idea what the backdrop/carpet is going to be at these events??  Matching the dress to the backdrop bothers me WAY more than Barbie matching any day… though in for my fence jumper, Rachel ;)

    • Anonymous

      IN!!! I love Marchesa, if I were rich and famous I’d be in their dresses at every event haha! This is stunning, I love the color and the sparkle, and it fits her perfectly. I thought the same thing about the makeup too, she’s a bit washed out. I think if she just added a pop of color to her lips it would be perfect

    • Anonymous

      IN! Refreshing to see something from Marchesa without the frippery. More color on the lips would have made this flawless.

    • Brad and Anne White

      Love it, and I agree with others that she’s too young for this. Could you imagine Helen Mirren in this dress? Killa. But I’ll still give her an IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN, although she looks like she’s wrapped in Christmas gift wrap.

      • Anonymous

        I did think that for a second but I suppressed the thought, so excited was I by simple and elegant ANYTHING. 

    • http://twitter.com/MFeatherstone Mary Featherstone

      IN!!! Love love love it. 

    • Anonymous

      it’s so beautifully un-Marchesa which must explain why i like it so much  IN

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      Finally a Marchesa dress that I love wholeheartedly. I don’t have problems with her makeup, but the hair looks just a little bit messy. Still, she’s dress for maximum impact.

      IN

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

      Surely you lie! This cannot be overwrought, frou frou Marchesa…because, damn, it’s simple and elegant and stunning. Total IN. I’d like a bit more dramatic makeup, but I’m a fan of glitter eyeliner so you can’t go by me.

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

      IN

    • Judy_J

      That is one gorgeous gown, and she looks great in it. I agree her makeup could use a bit more oomph.  But still, IN.

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks perfect – big IN. 

      I think it’s funny they posed in her front of Noomi Rapace’s face – I think Noomi’s got the bigger role in the movie. 

    • Anonymous

      This is beautiful, but her hair is messy and the makeup is way too casual.  She looks like she’s trying this dress on in the store, not like she spent the day prettifying herself for the red carpet.

    • aimee_parrott

      The dress is a little bridal for a movie premiere, no?  Still she looks lovely, and overall I’d say this is IN. I wish she’d go back to being a brunette though, she looks so much better with dark hair.  Oh, and I agree that the makeup is too sedate for such a dramatic dress.

    • Anonymous

      Way IN. If Marchesa would use their sort of ethereal, floral, fairy-tale sensibility in this more restrained fashion more often, they wouldn’t get so much hate. All their ill-advised ruffles are a mystery to me, because I don’t think you’d ever see Georgina Chapman herself in any of that getup. This seems like something she would certainly wear.

      I sort of agree with you on the makeup, but I kind of dig how the overall effect is sort of washed-out and misty–like she’s the Lady of the Lake giving Excalibur to King Arthur. (Yes, I am an enormous nerd. Sue me.)

    • Anonymous

      soigne and simple. you are spot on. I think it’s lovely and she looks beautiful and elegant. nothing here to dislike.

    • http://twitter.com/baxterbartley Becky Bartley

      No Crazy Fringe – Check.
      No awful appliques that double as nipple pasties – Check
      No Pretty Pretty Princess ruffles -Check.

      Ok Guess that means it’s an IN!
      I actually like this Marchesa dress… There I said it without laughing. 

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

      Love the dress! (This coming from a Marchesa hater.) Wish Rachel was her dark brunette color again. And, yeah, I WOULD like to see some holiday red lips!

    • Anonymous

      IN.

      And let the record show that I like a Marchesa dress. Pigs shall fly …

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know, guys… it’s a gorgeous dress but I am not sure it’s her dress. It’s a little mature for her and the color washes her out.
      Out.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      IN!!

    • Linde Hoff

      Lovely…..definitely “in.”

    • Zach Ng Zheng Yang

      TOTALLY IN!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      IN. First Marchesa dress I’ve liked in a long time. Not that it’s a new design, aside from the fabric. It’s not hard to imagine Katharine Hepburn in a dress like this because she WORE a dress just like this, more than once. Many decades ago, when glamor was king. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. I adore clothes like this.

      Edited to add: Not crazy about the messy “I just pinned my hair up to mop the floor” do with the gown, either. The dress is so much more elegant than her face and hair it’s a disconnect.

      Agree about the makeup. The trend toward nude lips and minimal eye makeup isn’t doing anybody any favors on the red carpet. Their faces disappear.

    • penn collins

      out….looks like someone just draped a bolt of fabric over her. Maybe in a richer color, or with some makeup?

    • Anonymous

      Looks kinda awkward. OUT

    • allisankelly

      IN!!!…I’m beyond stunned that it’s a Marchesa gown…

    • Anonymous

      IN!  This is speckltacular!!

    • Anonymous

      IN. I hate most of the Marchesa frou frou dresses but this is sleek and gorgeous.

    • foodycat

      IN, because that is an unexpectedly beautiful dress from Marchesa, but I think it reads a little bit old for her.

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

      Are you sure its really a Marchesa?  Its not tracky! lol

    • taodon

      IN

    • Anonymous

      I wish we had an Okay vote because I have a roll of gift wrap just like this in my closet, yet this seems inoffensive as far as Marchesa goes. But, I like it more from the back and it’s not really her color and…well I’m going to stop because I am talking myself into an out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/raweiser Rachel Weiser

      Goddess! In! But I agree the make up needs more “Wow!” to it.

    • Hilary Sain

      She looks UNBELIEVABLE!!! So in.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, it looks like she forgot about makeup. But overall, it’s an IN for moi!

    • Anonymous

      In.  That dress is fantastic.  I agree…some color on the lips would be great.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  It’s a gorgeous dress on her. 

      I hope the men in this movie brought it!

    • Anonymous

      IN! Love the dress. She definitely could use more make up – so basically I fully agree TLo.

      Does anyone else think she looks a lot like Jennifer Garner (especially in these pics)?

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I’ll give her an IN.  With a few reservations.  I’m not really loving the hair.  I wish it was, like the dress, a lot more sleek and polished looking.  And the Estimable T+Lo are so right about her make up.  Its pretty enough, but kinda washed out looking with this spectacular dress.

    • Anonymous

      She looks stunning.  So very in.  

    • Anonymous

      I’m shocked that I’m saying IN since it’s a Marchesa, but I never would have known if you hadn’t said so.  Love the dress — it may be a bit much for a movie premier, but she looks fabulous in it, and if it was my movie premier I’d dress to kill, too.  The hair needs some work, she could use some great earrings, and a touch more color in the face would be good, but the overall look is gorgeous.  Definitely IN!

    • Anonymous

      In.  I think this is the only marchesa dress I’ve EVER liked, and it looks lovely on her.  My only complaint is the hair.  The pouf front is doing her no favors, and I wish, wish, wish she’d return to her more brunette look, which would have suited this dress better.  This is a brunette’s dress.

    • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

      I would’ve never guessed this was a Marchesa dress. She looks phenomenal and I cannot wait to see her in the Sherlock Holmes sequel. IN!

    • Anonymous

      I really don’t like Rachel McAdams or Marchesa, and the fabric looks kind of like some aging Real Housewife’s sofa, but it is a great movie star look.  I have to admit, IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QP4RBTAZX6QTHZZSJ2YT7DGO7Q Brittany

      IN!!!

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

      In. Unfussy, probably a relief from her Victorian drag in the movie.

    • CQAussie

      Oh yes IN.  This is a beautiful look up and down.  IN!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Looks great. A bit much for a film premiere, though?

    • Anonymous

      Quite in (although I have a weakness for Marchesa sometimes— I like the frippery). But oh, I miss her dark hair. How perfect would this have been with warmer lips and brown hair? 

    • Anonymous

      Marchesa dresses typically looked like they were designed and made by drunk drag queens after a sale on lace and ruffles at Michael’s craft emporium.  But, this isn’t bad, saved by the draping in the back. She does look gorge. In.

    • Lauren Maier

      IN!  She looks so lovely and I love the back.  

    • Anonymous

      That is just beautiful!

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      **IN**!! It’s stunning!

    • Anonymous

      IN!  She looks gorgeous!

    • Jessica O’Connell

      I love everything! She looks gorgeous! IN!!

    • Anonymous

      Yes – I agree.  This is Marchesa without being “Marchesa.”  

    • Anonymous

      IN!

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Without a doubt – IN!

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

      I love Ms. McAdams. She looks lovely and is working the hell out of that dress.
      But it’s still OUT because the fabric on that dress is the exact same fabric that the angel on top of my tree is wearing. Seriously people? No one else is thinking bad holiday tablecloth?

      • Anonymous

        I actually think it would make a lovely holiday tablecloth, but I’m coming down with you on the side of Out, because a) this dress is red carpet, not film premiere, b) her brunette hair and red lips would be so much prettier (see the model) with this dress, and c) I disagree that she is bringing the old Hollywood glamour, I don’t think she is quite pulling that off.

        But it is a stunning dress for the right person and occasion.

    • Addicted2Glamour

      This gown is gorgeous! The only thing here I don’t see working is her hair; it’s a little sloppy and the color is off (unless it’s my computer screen or the lighting.) A slightly qualified IN.

    • Erin Nice

      IN – I wouldn’t have known it was Marchesa and she looks gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      In- it is a beautiful dress.

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      LOVE IT! Ahem. Sorry for yelling, but this is beautiful. I agree on the makeup, but this is Glamor with a capital “G”!

    • http://twitter.com/Bloodisea Barbora

      Huge IN! :)))

    • Mary McClelland

      IN. I think she looks beautiful and I usually find Marchesa repulsive like clothes for women with lingering Disney princess fantasies, but this is stunning, breath-taking, and I love the material. The color and shape are wonderful on her and I appreciate the simple, classic hair.  This looks like a Blanchett dress. Swoon.

      You are right, she could have used a touch more blush. Other than that A+.

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

      in, gorgeous, I like her makeup as is, hair is a little sloppy,  maybe there was some wind along the way

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

      IN, but I do agree with you about the makeup. Her look is pretty but it’s boring…she needs a punch of color somewhere.

    • Anonymous

      IN. It’s the first Marchesa dress I’ve liked in a very long time. Maybe ever.

    • Anonymous

      Beautiful, well-fitting dress. I, too, wish she had more make up (or even just a stronger lipstick), but otherwise this is pure elegance. IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN! Don’t change a hair for me…or your makeup.

    • Anonymous

      I hate Marchesa as a rule, but this dress is exceptional. I’d like to see the hair more finished, polished; the dress deserves it.
      A big IN.

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

      I agree on everything you said. IN. Dress is gorgeous, just wish her faced popped a bit more.

    • Anonymous

      Multiple INs.  She looks absolutely lovely in this very chic gown.

    • Anonymous

      Unreservedly IN! This is exactly what a silver screen goddess should look like. Best of all, it doesn’t look like a Marquesa dress!

    • Anonymous

      It looks very mother-of-the-bride to me. Not loving it. OUT

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

      I don’t know if Rachel wound up with this dress (rather than a tasselled, ruffled Marchesa mess) through luck, her own good taste/sense, or a very aggressive stylist. But she should be very happy that she did get it. IN!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344922354 Eric Scheirer Stott

      CLASSIC!  It clings in all the right places!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

      IN!

    • lilibetp

      In.  I think she would be even more In if her makeup had been more in existence.  And I think she’d look even better in a different metallic – gold?  Reminds me of the gold lame dress Grace Kelly wore in “To Catch a Thief.”  Beautiful, but would have been even more beautiful in silver.

      The style, the lines of the dress are glorious on Rachel, though.

    • Anonymous

      Marchesa or no Marchesa, she still looks fantastic. Agreed about the makeup though. Still, an in!

    • Stefanos Mantyla

      IN. How can one even dispute the INness of it, even if one hates Marchesa?

      • Anonymous

        I’ve never seen a Marchesa I liked… until now.  An excellent reminder that hope springs eternal!

    • Daniele Paulding

      In. Gorgeous!

    • Anonymous

      LOVE! IN!

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

      I am not into that hair – it looks very office to me – but that’s a stunning dress. IN.

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

      I like it enough to say it’s In, but I will say that the texture makes it look like she somehow got a silver sunburn which is now peeling off. 

    • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

      In full stop.  Gorgeous dress worn perfectly.

    • Anonymous

      in

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      In. No complaints.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B2UJP2N3XZ5YMF5NUIAM3YYATA Dave

      IN – slamming dress.

    • Anonymous

      In, of course. I want it. She looks absolutely beautiful!!

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

      I don’t understand how that hair got the TLO approval; have red carpet standards been so low on hair that THIS is in? That’s what my hair looks like when I put it back to wash my face. That aside, this gown is fantastic.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sleepneeded Greg Polansky

      So very IN. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555593309 Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

      Is she still even relevant? A bit too matronly. OUT.

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

      I love the dress, although I don’t love the color. A rich jewel tone would have been nice. The make up needs a little more color, but overall she looks great and I LOVE the dress. IN

    • Joyce VG

      IN.  She looks fabulous!

    • Anonymous

      IN, and very appropriate for the movie she is promoting…. 

    • Anonymous

      I love the cut of the dress.  The fabric, however, should only be seen from a distance; it looks thin and cheap in the close-up shot.

    • Anonymous

      In.

      I like the entire look and agree with TLo about amping up the makeup a notch.

      And one nit-pick; it’s not a dress to wear with a lot of jewelry, but perhaps colored gemstone earrings to break up the monotony? Her diamond studs are totally lost.

    • Anonymous

      Love the dress — i’m one of those who is pretty much over marchesa — too much frippery on so many of their dresses, but this one is understated and gorgeous!  i love the floral “print” (is that a burnout velvet?) – it’s a great way to get interest and texture in a fabric without an in-your-face multi-color gaudiness… agree that the make-up seems a little too understated and the hair looks messy.  overall, though — IN!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelsey-Albrecht/100001647200441 Kelsey Albrecht

      In. I’ve been dying for someone to wear that dress.

    • Sara__B

      I had no idea Marchesa could be so restrained. It’s a lovely gown but not a good color for Rachel’s current hair color. I don’t like messy hair with a fabulous gown, and her makeup is underplayed, but IN anyway. (Are you SURE this is Marchesa?)

    • http://twitter.com/BJoP Ben Pugh

      Don’t get it, that fabric is all upholstery. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      IN. A rare instance in which an actress wearing a Marchesa gown looks simple and elegant.

    • Anonymous

      So IN!

    • Anonymous

      IN. She looks stunning.
      Although — a bit much for a movie premiere isn’t it?

    • Cathy S

      In. And I’m in the “hate Marchesa” category. But that gown doesn’t have the usual Marchesa excesses. It’s beautiful and she looks great.

    • Isana Leshchinskaya

      oh my. gawgeous! I-N.

    • Anonymous

      I’m okay with Marchesa and I think this dress is stunning. She’s definitely IN.

    • Anonymous

      We was served! IN.

    • Anonymous

      In. Hair didn’t have the perfect finish the dress calls out for, but it’s the right kind of style.

    • Anonymous

      IN.

      It’s a beautiful gown and suits her body well. 

      I completely agree with TLo that her makeup needs to be amped up some.  I’m not digging the hair so much…looks drab and dry.  Could go for a warmer blonde shade perhaps…idk.  I’d also like to see an earring with a bit more sparkle or color.  I can’t even tell if she even has any earrings on.

    • Anonymous

      In.  And agree with others who prefer her as a brunette.

    • Kate Pearce

      I dunno, it looks like curtain fabric to me, too shiny, although the shape is lovely on her.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not opposed to the Marchesa label per se, but I have been deeply opposed to their played-out origami napkin and froo froo princess dresses over the past few years.

      This is stunning.  And I love uniformly love Rachel McAdams on and off the red carpet.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ebba-Svantesson/1750647220 Ebba Svantesson

      in

    • Anonymous

      IN – no complaints except that a stronger red lip would have put this over the top.

    • Anonymous

      IN! Love her, love her getting her Jean Harlow on. She does need stronger makeup but her figure looks amazing.

    • Anonymous

      love it, love her — so in!

    • Anonymous

      The design of the dress is beautiful but the fabric is too much like curtains or that mirrored wallpaper you used to see in the 70′s.  But I’m so happy to see an updated 30′s retro look.  I never understood why other designers haven’t reimagined the 30′s the way they have other decades.  Agree about the lack of color on her face.  A soft blush and a pinker lip would have done wonders.  Hate the poof in the center of her head with the hair.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jill-Tracy/100001557759289 Jill Tracy

      IN! Love the 30s feel of it, especially the back!

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

      Agreed on the makeup. And the dress – I’m surprised! IN!

    • Chloe K. Evil

      She does look great, but I agree she could have used more colour on her face. But definitely IN!

    • Mariah J

      GORGEOUS! This is the good side of Marchesa

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

      Is this the same dress I saw on Rooney Mara in Vogue? I like it! I agree about adding a little colour, but overall it’s great and festive-looking without being over the top.

    • Anonymous

      Out.  Beautiful dress, but her hair and make-up – and lack of some great earrings – look like she’s just trying it on at the store and will glam it out later.

    • Anonymous

      I just love her for some reason, and she looks absolutely gorgeous in this dress. In all the way!

    • Anonymous

      I just love her for some reason, and she looks absolutely gorgeous in this dress. In all the way!

    • Grace Armstrong

      I love Rachel. Anyone seen the show Slings and Arrows? Tlo, I think you would like this show. Canadian community theater with a resident ghost…but it is so much more than that. So funny and great performances. The dress is IN. Rooney Mara worked the shit out of it, but it is great on its own. The least Marchesa of the Marchesas.

    • Grace Armstrong

      I love Rachel. Anyone seen the show Slings and Arrows? Tlo, I think you would like this show. Canadian community theater with a resident ghost…but it is so much more than that. So funny and great performances. The dress is IN. Rooney Mara worked the shit out of it, but it is great on its own. The least Marchesa of the Marchesas.

    • Anonymous

      IN!

    • Anonymous

      This is not a good color on her, she looks washed out.  It seems to be picking up gray??? in her hair
      I don;’t like it on her

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

      IN. She looks fabulous though I’m not generally a fan of dresses that are so long they look like they’ll get caught up in your legs and trip you. Or better yet, caught on a heel and torn.

    • Anonymous

      She looks like a mercury glass Christmas tree ornament, in a good way. The dress is great. If we start seeing more Marchesa like this and fewer that look like ballet costumes for someone playing the part of a sea creature, It would be wonderful.

      That said, I definitely agree on the makeup and I’m not loving the hair either.

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

      So freaking in!

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

      What kind of person would call this out?  It would give no hope to the rest of us to ever feel we look even adequate.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

      Most definitely IN!  If Marchesa did more things in this vein I’d like them again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

      Stunning. IN

    • http://twitter.com/lovefromgirl Cassie (C.M.W.)

      In in in in IN. All the slinkiness! All the silver! It works, especially on her!

    • Anonymous

      Total IN!

    • Anonymous

      IN!   Love Love Love this dress

    • Anonymous

      In! she looks amazing. really wish she would dye her hair back to dark brown though. that frosted look really isn’t cutting it for me.

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

      Wow that’s a knockout dress! I wish it looked as good on her tushie as it does on the model. I totall agree about her make up. Still she’s lovely. IN

    • Anonymous

      I like a Marchesa dress.  Something shifted in my universe. Completely IN.

      What I don’t understand is how that is from a resort collection – it looks so fall / wintery.

    • Samantha Irene

      In! but she does need some color..

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

      In! It’s gorgeous!

    • Anonymous

      IN! She looks amazing. 

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

      IN!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Charlotte-Siewierkiewicz/503556621 Jessica Charlotte Siewierkiewi

      IN! She looks gorgeous. And I’m pleasantly surprised that Marchesa can make other dresses than sheer/princessy/precious/origami choose-your-combo dresses.

    • http://twitter.com/Nonnetje85 Manon

      In! But it would have been better with brown hair….

    • Anonymous

      I’m amazed that this beautiful gown is actually Marchesa.  It’s nothing like the usual overdone frippery that I associate with the name.  It’s lovely.  She looks lovely in it.  If I were her age and had her body, I would commit theft to own this dress.

      IN!  I hope to see more of this kind of thing from Marchesa.

    • Anonymous

      In.

    • M Carlson

      Dress is fabulous. She needs a stronger lip color.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t like the hair or the lip color, but the back of that dress is stunning. IN!

    • http://twitter.com/A_SmallFry AC

      IN. Nuff said.

      • Nicole Merrill

        Agreed. IN. No more words necessary.

    • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

      STUNNING. No two ways about it.

      But I would have loved a red lip with this.

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

      totally IN. she works that marchesa like she sewed it herself.

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

      IN!  Beautiful from head to toe – and this dress is great for a Sherlock premier. 

    • Anonymous

      IN! Thou turning up the volume on the make up just a tad would have really hit it out of the park.

    • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

      IN! I am normally not a Marchesa fan either, but this is a whole new direction- and it’s spectacular. She looks ethereal and fabulous.

    • iCouture

      IN.  Love the dress.  I don’t so much mind the understated makeup, but she could have done a much better hairstyle for this

    • vmcdanie

      In but I wish I hadn’t read first it was Marchesa as I would have liked it better. Not that I hate Marchesa, I’m just REALLY over them.

    • Anonymous

      In.  That is all.

    • http://twitter.com/mellafe natalia h

      I like the idea of this dress but I kinda hate the fabric. It’s like a worn out sofa my grandma used to have.

    • Anonymous

      IN!! She looks fabulous. I love that silhouette - so chic.

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

      in! that dress is amazing and whoever says differently is obviously smoking crack. put down the pipe and bask in the beauty that is this dress.

    • Anonymous

      I’m glad to see something different from Marchesa. Those poofy, frilly dresses that obliterate shape were getting kind of annoying. As to Rachael, she looks amazing. IN.

    • Anonymous

      40′S glam makeup would have been awesome, but that seems so minor considering how fabulous she looks.  IN!

    • Anonymous

      A reserved IN from me. I’m thinking this dress needs to be seen IRL to fully appreciate it. She looks pretty good in it but she’s also very washed out, no doubt from the low key makeup but also from the color of the dress. The hair seems wrong too. Maybe something more sleek or glamorous? 

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      IN!

    • Anonymous

      She got robbed of a WERQ. She looks fabulous. IN

    • Anonymous

      IN. Love it. But I’m not crazy about the hair or makeup. She looks like she’s getting ready to go out and hasn’t bothered with the primping yet.

    • http://wipgirl.wordpress.com/ kristel

      This is definitely an in. It’s a VERY restrained dress for Marchesa (no frills, ruffles, poofs, origami napkins, etc) and it looks good on Rachel McAdams. (The make-up is a little too restrained for sure.)

    • http://twitter.com/felicitas_s Felicitas Strautman

      IN!

    • http://twitter.com/IfIwasasculptor Erin Leahy

      Agree with everything. LOVING that dress.  Loving it like a dear child.  Like an extremely fierce and sexy child.

    • Anonymous

      HATE Marchesa, LOVE this dress.  She looks great and if she cuts out the label, no one will know she had to deal with the evil fairy princess Georgina.

    • up with pod people

      looooooooooooove it, IN.

    • Anonymous

      Almost stunning – total movie star look.  The only thing that could improve it would be more color on her face, especially her lips.

    • Anonymous

      I give her 9.5/10.  Resounding IN.

    • http://twitter.com/MissAmynae Amy Putnam Ellinger

      In, but could have been better. I’m just imagining a bright berry gloss with a big colorful cocktail ring in similar shades…would have killed. 

      As for Marchesa- Pretty dress, but Ms Georgina needs a muse other than herself.  It works beautifully for L’Wren Scott and Victoria Beckham, but Ms Georgina comes off as schizophrenic. Needs to follow Coco’s advice- “before you walk out the door, take one thing off.”   

      And where is Michael Sheen? He’s a delicious accesory :-)

    • Anonymous

      In. In. In. Love it

    • Anonymous

      Old Hollywood fabulous. Very much IN.

    • Lauren Bradshaw

      A little Ruby Woo on the lips and she would have been perfect… But even so- IN.

    • Anonymous

      That’s an IN.

    • Anonymous

      Lauren is right:  a dramatic dress calls for some dramatic make-up.  And I want some important earrings, stat.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      She looks good, although I wish she’d go back to being a brunette.  Love the dress. IN

    • Anonymous

      The dress is in, but she is out.  She really didn’t bring it.

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

      IN IN IN IN IN, no doubt about it. only complaint is the hair..and hair colour. im not a marchesa fan but i do love this on her

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

      IN IN IN IN IN, no doubt about it. only complaint is the hair..and hair colour. im not a marchesa fan but i do love this on her

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

      In! Totally gorgeous!

    • Anonymous

      LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!

    • Anonymous

      LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!

    • Anonymous

      In. But yes, makeup is bland. Dress is just beautiful.

    • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

      Definitely IN!

    • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

      Definitely IN!

    • elzatelzabelz

      OUT- too reminiscent of bad 1970′s wallpaper. Not all retro is good.

    • http://twitter.com/pag_baj Paige Boerman

      IN! Fabulous to the max.

    • Anonymous

      too north american & lacking in mystique for garbo but still a gorgeous dress, particularly from the back.

    • Anonymous

      In!! with enthusiasm!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

      Gorgeous! This should be a WERQ!

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

      I don’t quite like the colour, but the fit, drape and texture are amaazing. 

    • http://twitter.com/younglibrarian Katie Dunneback

      I’m going with IN for the sheer fact that I would never have pegged that as a Marchesa dress. I think the hair could have been a bit sleeker, though, and the makeup definitely needs to be kicked up a notch.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not so much for Marchesa usually, but she looks fabulous. Major in.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  Yes, the makeup was a bit underplayed, but the dress is pretty fab.

    • Anonymous

      oh IN. IN IN IN.  I love that dress with all of my heart.  LOVE.  She is pretty – I wish her hair were neater and her make up was a schosh heavier and more interesting.  But IN IN IN IN IN with that dress.

    • http://twitter.com/rduds4 Rachel Dudney

      IN! FOR SURE! She looks amazing! Fresh and fiercely elegant! 

    • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

      Her face looks washed out but the dress is a Veronica Lake-ish knock out of a masterpiece.  IN

    • Anonymous

      I like the dress. I’m not sure I love it on her. Not that she looks bad or anything, I just don’t think that dress is the best shape for her (enviable) figure. But she’s pretty much IN.

    • Anonymous

      In.  I love what Marchesa has put out lately.  She could have gone a lot better with the hair and makeup, but the dress does the job.

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

      Agreed.  A bit of colour on the lips would’ve punched it up that last perfect notch.  She does look lovely.  In.

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

      Super in! I wouldn’t have recognized this as a Marchesa dress, which is a definite plus in it’s favor.

    • Anonymous

      IN!  It does not look like Marchesa at all.

    • Anonymous

      Red lips.  Stat.  

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      In. This is a Movie Star dress – almost too much for her but she pulls it off.

    • Anonymous

      A big IN!!! This is Marchesa done right. But I still wish McAdams would go back to being a brunette.

    • Pennymac

      There’s something wrong with having this be an in because its a Marchesa that doesn’t look like a Marchesa. Never-the-less, the dress is a WOW-I love the old Hollywood look of it. More dramatic makeup would have made this look perfect, IMHO.

    • Anonymous

      In

    • Anonymous

      Oh COME ON. I can’t believe she went out the door with such a grocery shopping make-up on. I throw my empty latte cup across the room in disgust, because this could have been a WERQ. OUT!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      In. I’m prepared to love almost anything that isn’t a poufy, princess gown!

    • Anonymous

      actually, i think a red lip would’ve been perfect here, especially b/c rach looks so goddamned good in one…  but she is still IN b/c she’s werqing the shit out of it all.

    • Anonymous

      IN – it somehow makes her a little stumpy which is crazy in such a gown -but look at it on her compared to the model – it makes her legs short  -some adjustment is needed- BUT that is a slamming dress. I love the makeup. It drives the whole look home to me. She is a wash in understated color.

    • Anonymous

      Agree, makeup needs a little something, but she is INNNN.

    • Anonymous

      In for the dress. Out for the polygamist hairdo.

    • Anonymous

      In!

    • http://twitter.com/TMamBo Therese Bohn

      Completely IN! Gorgeous!