In or Out: Julie Bowen in Naeem Khan

Posted on January 11, 2012

It seems the only time we ever pay attention to Julie Bowen is when she’s in a much bigger red carpet lineup, like an awards show. We don’t mean to spare her from our laser-precise bitchery; it’s just that you can always expect her to dress in either black, gold, or white, usually in a sheath dress, with her hair pulled back kind of severely and not a lot of jewelry. It’s very much a standard Hollywood look, but from a style perspective, it’s a little boring. And there are only so many ways you can tell someone to stop wearing tight ponytails and stop exposing their sternum.

So when we were skimming the wires and these pics popped up, we both said out loud “Oh!” as if something really shocking had happened when all that happened is Julie sported a different style of dress and hair.

That’s enough for us. Come on out here, Julie, so the crowd can get a good look at you.


Julie Bowen in Naeem KhanJulie Bowman at Audi Celebrates The 2012 Golden Globe Awards in West Hollywood, California in Naeem Khan.

Naeem Khan Spring 2012 CollectionNaeem Khan Spring 2012 Collection

Julie Bowen in Naeem Khan

Julie Bowen in Naeem Khan

Julie Bowen in Naeem Khan

We LOVE this dress. We HATE this dress on her. What did they DO to it? Why is it all yanked up and tied off at the shoulder like that? It’s making that stunning dress look like an overstretched Hefty bag on trash day. Seriously, what is that shower puff doing on her shoulder? It actually looks like the dress is pulling away from her, like at any moment it’ll break free and fly all over the room like a popped balloon. At first we thought the dress looked so odd on her because of some sort of fit issue, but it doesn’t really look like there’s a problem there. It’s just weirdly … arranged, we guess is the word – on her body, and it all looks quite askew.

In other news, her hair and makeup are really soft and pretty and that’s a good thing. She was working a Hollywood Fembot look for way too long. She looks like a real (albeit real pretty and real thin) person for once. We do think the hair’s a bit casual-looking and she could have mitigated that with some more sparkle on the ears.

We just wish we could figure out why the dress looks so different on her. She’s as thin as a model herself so that’s not it. Either way, adjustments were made and they shouldn’t have been. Minions make the call:

Vote Now!


IN! Soft, pretty and striking, I have NO IDEA what you’re bitching about, T Lo!

OUT! Girl, yank that thing back into shape or go find a dress that looks good on you!


Mila Kunis’ unfortunate dress that looked like it was pieced together from Prince’s scrap basket has been voted OUT by the kittens who are bitter.

[Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images,]

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  • Anonymous

    The shoulder piece looks like the top of a gift basket.   Me no like.

    • Megan

      My thoughts exactly! No bueno, Julie.

    • Nancy Marion

      Yup! And a regifted one from Kohl’s, no less, probably containing overperfumed body wash and lotions.

  • Anonymous

    That is not her dress.  It’s the old “she’s not wearing the dress, the dress is wearing her”. 


    • Patti Lever


  • Anonymous

    OUT.  Hair and dress do not match, and those flyaway strands drive me nuts.  And the odd cinching effect it the dress seems to make on her opposed to the model is really distracting.

  • Francesca Lagmay

    WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT TO THAT DRESS?! The original was gorgeous, but what they did to the straps and neckline are travesties. OUT Out out. 

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Yeah, out.  Although her makeup looks nice.

  • Anonymous

    it looks exactly like a hefty bag! What went wrong?! Are her shoulders too narrow? The puffy tulle element is deeply wrong. Her eys make-up is lovely, tho’

    • Nancy Abrams

      Bowen’s boobs and bones bag. She is so skinny that the bodice is blousey rather than fitted like it is on the model. She once had a beautiful body, but now it is so scrawny. One more missed meal and she’ll look like Alexa Chung.

  • Stacy Parker Cole

    Why is she so hunched up around the shoulders? Back issues? I don’t like the stuff on the shoulder, and the hair is too flyaway for me. Make up looks really good.  Would have loved to see Saldana in this.  OUT

    • Anonymous

      This was my immediate reaction–she is hunching her shoulders forward as if she wants to hide her chest.  Look at the model’s shoulders–very squarely held making a straight line and clean angle with the diagonal of the dress.  She’s rounded across the top.  And the puffy monstrosity just has to go.

  • Judy S

    Out. Good analysis.

  • Anonymous

    The pic where she has her hand on her hip, thereby giving herself some shape, is not so bad. Other than that, she looks awkward and uncomfortable in the dress, which is I think part of the reason why it looks so bunchy and bizarre.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    It would be a WERQ if she had it placed on her like the model had it.  The hair and makeup look lovely, but the way the dress is fit to her makes her look shapeless, and that’s out. 

  • Anonymous

    She broke out of her decade-long style rut. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s a step in the right direction. IN.

  • Jessie Melcher Brown

    Maybe its too long and they tried to shorten it from the shoulder by pulling it up?  Pretty girl/weird dress.  But I will give her a lower case “in” for most improved.

  • Tadiana Walton Jones

    Without even noticing at first that the runway version was missing the twisty-tie shoulder puff, I thought there was something weird with the fit on her, making a fascinating dress look tacky.  That reminds me, the garbage man is coming today and I’d better make sure hubby took out the trash ….

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  Hair and makeup will not save the look when it looks like your dress has been tied a certain way to avoid it being sucked into the apparent black hole right around your belly button.  While I can appreciate what the designer was going for with this dress, it just looks odd to me, period.  Even on the model.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  I had the exact same reaction as you.  “I love this dress!  Why does she look TERRIBLE in it?”

  • Anonymous

    The weird thing is that the fabric part of the dress goes all the way up to the top of the shoulder on the model, so it isn’t like they hiked it up on Bowen. Also, I can’t tell because of the background, but the runway version doesn’t seem to have the poofy tulle bit sticking out at the top.

    Out. I hate to vote that way, seeing as she attempted something different, but this dress just looks terrible on her.

    • Sara__B

      I looked at a video from the Naheem Khan runway show: At the 3 minute mark, the model is shown walking around the end of the runway. There’s a tiny pouf at the back of the shoulder where the bodice has been tied. I think the dress has been yanked up in the back and let down in the front which has pretty much ruined the fit of the bodice.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for clearing that up. I love a diligent bitter kitten!

  • Anonymous

    Agreed about the dress, but I cannot get over how stunning her face looks.  I never noticed how gorgeous her eyes are.  Well done, makeup people!

  • Hetha Innis

    She’s probably not as long in the torso as the model, so the shower puff ends up on her shoulder whereas it’s probably on the back of the neckline on the model. Would love to see a shot of the dress from behind.

  • Gaby Ripoll

    I think the dress was actually too BIG (perhaps a height/proportion issue – the model looks longer waisted) which perhaps they thought they could mitigate by gathering up the extra fabric into a bow. Unfortunately, it actually obliterated the shape entirely. Seriously, look at the bodice. She’s swimming in it, whereas it’s more form-fitting on the model.  

    • Anonymous

      Hmmm… I think you’re right.  Good observation.

    • muzan-e

      Exactly. And y’know, I thought maybe it was a problem around the waist as well – which it tends to be, women tending not to be shaped like long-limbed gazelles – but on second and third glance, I’m pretty sure that it’s actually the bagginess conspiring to make her look short-waisted.  Tragic. 

      • Gaby Ripoll

        The slouching doesn’t help. Why do starlets work so hard on their bodies just to obliterate the results with poor posture? Tsk. 

        • muzan-e

          I’d like to think that it’s to remind natural-born-slouchers like me that it looks bloody awful. *g*  Like they’re doing a service to mankind, y’know?

          But actually, it reminds me of a piece of advice that was apparently pinned to a wall backstage at one of last year’s Paris Fashion Week shows.  It’d all fit on the back of a business card. She could carry it in her clutch, take a peek at it just before she embarks onto the red carpet. And shine.

          • Gaby Ripoll

            I LOVE that advice. I need that as a poster. 

            There are exercises you can do to strengthen your back muscles to help combat natural slouching, which usually occurs when your pecs are stronger than your back. 

      • Anonymous

        Esssaxxxctly. I think the major problem is torso length. It’s throwing the whole dress off. Couple that with the bodice being too large – and this is what happens, at least on the dress like this. I don’t know if yanking it around or altering it would have helped…..

        Oh….and….let’s see…..I guess…a minor IN. Not bad enough for an out.

  • Anonymous

    No no no! They ruined the dress. And the hair is UGH. The pretty make-up won’t save this. OUT all the way.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I don’t like the dress or the dress on her.  It looks like a PR unconventional challenge made of garbage bag strips… and not as well as some of the contestants have done it.  It has no motion, and it looks lumpy.  I can’t tell whether or not the model has the lace scrunchy on her shoulder or not–black on black in the photo–but that’s also distracting.


  • Anonymous

    I like the dress on the model, but not on her. I also like that type of peep toe shoes, show toes or don’t show them at all. Out.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you.  I hate those type of peep toes.  They always make me think the holes are there to ventilate the feet and let the stink out.

      • Anonymous

        It also reminds me of Chucky’s (Sons of Anarchy) gloves, before he got the prosthetic hands.

  • Anonymous

    This is all kinds of wrong.

  • Gus Casals

    I love Julie, and the dress is good… but OUT. The shoulder…let’s call it “treatment” just kills it for me.

  • Anonymous

    Out hate the dress

  • Anonymous

    It looks like something that came from last week’s Project Runway challenge. Blech.

    • foodycat

      Complete with shower puff shoulder accessory!

  • Brad and Anne White


  • Anonymous

    I hate wear the hem hits on the dress – both on Julie and on the model.  I don’t mind the shoulder puff at all, and her hair and make up look great.  So for me, everything from the waist up is great.  But waist down… no thank you.

  • Anna Tree

    That is not her dress. And she looks SO uncomfortable in it.  OUT. (This makes me sad as I love the dress on the runway.)

  • muzan-e

    They’ve ruined the neckline and left the bodice baggy. Unbelievable.  

    As fitted onto the model, the neckline is designed to elongate, working with the pattern to draw this gorgeous, fluid angle across the body from shoulder to opposing hip.   But they’ve dropped the neckline to the point that it just looks crooked, and they’ve left the fabric hanging around the torso like a sack. 

    A sack tied together at the shoulder. W. T. F.

    • Anonymous

      Well described.  The baggy fit changes are awful.

  • Dina dV

    It’s less the shower puff than the bloused bodice that seems wrong to me.  The dress is supposed to be slinky so the bold pattern is doing most of the work, but when the bold pattern is combined with a loose fitting bodice AND a shower puff on her shoulder, it does look like there were too many fit issues and not enough time to correct them.

    The original dress would have looked great on her because she’s so lean but that blousy, lumpy torso is awful.

  • Anonymous

    She’s too short for this dress. That’s why they’re yanking that poor shoulder strap like’s it’s Christmas at the mall. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    “We LOVE this dress. We HATE this dress on her.”
    Agree.  The shower pouf embellishment is horrible, but I don’t think They did much to the dress other than that.  I think it’s her posture. You can’t wear a dress like that and be all forward-leaning and slump-shouldered.  I don’t know who Julie Bowen is, but I do know she is OUT.

  • Rincey

    If you look at the model, the design goes all the way up her right shoulder, while on Julie it isn’t even close to that, making me think the poof or tie is supposed to be in the back and is making the dress look askew. So close, but she doesn’t seem to feel comfortable in it. OUT.

  • R. L.

    Out.  The bold pattern doesn’t work well with the blousing and gathering.  She doesn’t seem happy and she’s kind of shlumpy in this dress. 

  • Sarah Winningham

    Man-oh-man is that dress struggling to get free of her, out. On an unrelated note- she suddenly looks like Cheryl Hines’ sister.

  • Michelle Argento

    I cant figure out why I dont like it on her. Maybe it’s the hair color and complexion? Maybe because it’s too loose around her center. I dont know. This is an easy OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t like where the hem falls on her, the tulle is doing weird things to her chest shape, and my daughter just said it looks like a gift basket/shower scrubby.  OUT

    I like the makeup and enjoy her as an actress.

  • Anonymous

    Out.  It’s so graceful on the model and so oddly placed on her.  Like TLo said, it looks like it was pulled up and tied off at the shoulder.  However, I do like her soft hair.

  • Anonymous

    Oh dear– must we go after such a snowflake as Julie Bowen who never takes a risk? Must we shut her down as OUT the first time she tries something out of the box.

    Yes, my fellow kittens, we must. I’ve been staring at this dress for several minutes now, trying to figure out WHAT they did to it to make it look like… THAT. And THAT, is just no good.

    Dear Julie, please do try again. No, really. Now. Go. Leave, and try again. OUT.

  • Briarnoir

    That poor dress. From looking at the pictures, what happened was that dress didn’t sit properly on her (too small perhaps) so all the gorgeous visual interest in the diagonally arranged pattern (top left to bottom right lines) in the bust was pulled flat. It looks like it pulled off the lines for the rest of the dress too. :( Tragic.

    She really does look like a gift basket though. It’s like someone wrapped a piece of lattice work and you look at it and go, “No. I don’t want /this.” Bad basket.

  • Anonymous

    Out.  The dress is gorgeous, but not on her.

  • Anonymous

    Partly it’s her posture, and partly it’s that she’s shorter-waisted than the model. Great dress, just not her dress. Also, I’ve never noticed before how lovely her eyes are.

  • Merneith

    Out. And Not Her Dress.

  • dollsaga

    the upper bodice of the dress does not fit her, too loose, if they could  downsize it  to make it fit, the entire look would be different. the bodice fits the  model very well.

  • Sarah Kingsley

    The dress is too big for her.  She looks thinner than the model, which is rare.  The dress fits the model really well, as it should.  It appears that no one realized it was too big for Julie until the very last moment and made really ill advised improvisations.  Yuck.  I’d be uncomfortable in it too!

  • Anonymous

    This is the text book book example of “Honey that is not your dress. Set this dress free.” She looks like her boobs are in a shrink wrap Easter basket. OUT!

  • Elana Bryan

    Ummmm…Julie Bowen is 5’6″ and the model is 5’11” – I think that’s the difference.  Love the dress. 

  • Anonymous

    It looks like the top of the dress was changed completely.  On the model, there is a strappy part and then the tulle, creating almost a double sleve.  That way, the true dress fabric – not the gauze – is holding the dress up.  By having the tulle be the point of attachment, the dress sits badly from the weight of at once being pulled up, and falling down due to gravity (thus giving the dress a pinched AND billowy look).  Further, by taking the gauze from something that cascades stylishly across the front and down the back to Julie’s version, it turns into a scrunchie that is not terribly attractive and that also competes with the pattern of the dress.  Thus, it’s not that this isn’t Julie’s dress – it’s that her dress is the one the model is wearing, not the B-team substitue one Julie actually has on her back.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    The hem is too long. I’d like this so much more if it stopped just above the knee. Plus, it’s not tailored- she looks like her stylist  grabbed the closest size and not the “right” one. And because it’s not tailored, it makes her boobs like like they’re sitting somewhere around her elbows.  

  • Manon Eileen

    Weird weird weird. Out.

  • Jeanne Moran de Grasse

    E) All of the above!  Plus, it might just be the model’s walk, but look at how the hem appears to wrap around the top of each calf – even the one in the back looks to wrap around.  Is there any chance this was once a legged one-piece/jumpsuit and it got converted badly into a dress?

  • Anonymous

    Love this dress.  Hate that is looks like a gift basket on Julie.

  • Mori Clark

    her face looks fine, altho a touch more colour might be nice? that dress though…. uh……..i’m not a big fan of the original, and on her it looks even worse. it looks like her bellybutton or crotch are vacuums, sucking in fabric. 

  • Call me Bee

    Ooowee that dress with that backdrop is making my eyes spin.  OUT!  However–her hair and makeup look beautiful.  Still OUT. 

  • Aly Light


  • Anonymous

    OUT. Looks like she stole Jane Lynch’s hair.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a step in the right direction, but it’s not working on her. OUT

  • Jennifer Wattley

    OUT. I really don’t like that shoulder on her.

  • Ass Kicking Adviser

    She needs a bra. She is as skinny as the model but not as young. Sorry Jules, it happens to the best of us.
    And that dress looks too big on her. Did they send over a 4 instead of a 0? Not sure but I agree, something went awry.
    Love her make-up – the softer works much better on her.

  • Anonymous

    The dress on the model looks skin tight. Not so much Julie, which is a shame cuz I think she could really pull it off it you fix the fit and the horrible shoulder idea. I think she may also need red carpet posing classes. the way she’s standing in the first picture is not doing her any favors.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  She and Kelly Clarkson just can never get it right.  Kelly’s weight problems cause her errors but I can’t understand how someone so obviously in shape just can’t dress herself to look good.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed! OUT!

  • Anonymous

    Out. She looks like a Goth Easter basket.

  • Anonymous

    It doesn’t help that she looks really uncomfortable. Whatever her stylist did to the dress is not only ugly looking but awkward feeling.


  • Anonymous

    out, I agree, the dress on the model is fantastic, but on her it makes her look thicker and that weird potscrubber has to go

  • Anonymous

    In. I think she looks beautiful. 

  • Anonymous

    It’s looks like the dress is actually pulled lower on her shoulder, the leaves end mid-shoulder on Julie but all the way up the shoulder on the model. It’s is also too loose in the waist. On the model the waist is accentuated but on Julie the middle of the dress is essentially shapeless. This is clearly a dress that needed much more careful fitting. On the other hand her hair and makeup are very good. But that pile of leaves dress puts her out.

  • Sorana Tarmu

    I’ve never seen a prettier dress turned so bad on someone so thin. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    I think maybe the problem is she is too narrow for the dress.  The model seems to have broader shoulders which are allowing it to lay properly.  Also they added that random bit of flouncy nonsense at the top which just took it from ill fitting to just ugly.  Whomsoever was responsible for that needs to be fired.  Just saying.  Out.

  • Anonymous


    It’s another one of those dresses that needs an instruction sheet or picture included on how to properly wear it. She obviously didn’t know because she’s the a great figure to totally work this dress. It’s a beautiful and chic dress on the model…on Julie is saggy, baggy, and frumpy.   poor dear.

  • Anplica Fiore

    She’s got great eyes…just not good enough to save this look!  OUT

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress on the model but you’re right, something they did with it on Julie makes it very unflattering on her upper body. Just kinda shapeless and the weird puff is just weird. I usually like soft, loose hair with some curls but I’m not liking this particular hairstyle on hair. Which is a shame. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Love her on Modern Family, and so loved her on Lost – she played the role of Jack’s disconnected wife perfectly. Also agree – love the dress, but it’s a WREQ on her, not a WERQ.

  • Sara__B

    OUT. I wonder why she changed the way it’s tied and ruined the whole silhouette of the dress. If it doesn’t fit, don’t wear it!

  • Sarah Veenstra

    That is not ANYBODY’S dress, at least until it gets shortened to above the knee. OUT.

  • Ally Monge

    I love her makeup but that’s it. Sorry T & Lo, but that dress is hideous. OUT

  • Anonymous

    Oh I want this to be in, because I love love that dress.  But she’s TOO THIN FOR A DESIGNER DRESS so they had to tie it up like you would do if you were playing dress-up.  The woman needs to eat something.  OUT.

  • Kris Bruneau

    I want to see Shelley O in this dress!

  • Judy_J

    That dress has gone horribly awry on her. Too bad, because her hair and makeup looks really good. She’s got beautiful eyes. But it’s not enough to forgive what they did to that dress. OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Julie – call Bert Keeter! We want to see how he would dress you.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    It appears that the dress is too big for her and they did a little ham-handed pinning. Shame, it’s a striking dress.

  • Anonymous

    Out.  Everything you said.  Plus, she doesn’t have the elan to pull this off.  The way she’s standing, she looks like she’s hiding in a corner, hoping no one will notice her.  The wearer needs to be someone who throws back her shoulders and says, here I am!

  • Anonymous

    Major OUT. Her posture (or lack thereof) indicates a high level of discomfort or embarrassment. This is a dress that needs to be worked. 

    And I agree that her hair is softer but not in a good way. It’s matronly and reminds me of how my mom’s hair turned out in the 70s after she’d had it set in pin curls the night before. I don’t know what hairstyle would flatter her, but so far she has not hit on it.

  • Sara Munoz

    Nice try Julie, but you look like a gift basket.

  • Anonymous

    She’s too tiny for this dress

  • Anonymous

    Is it possible she put the dress on backwards? More than just the bodice is off. Nice try, but I am sad to say out.

  • Anonymous

    I actually like the dress on her, but T Lo is right about the weird arrangement. It’s like it has all been jerked around rather violently. Still, I give her an IN for looking soft, pretty, and, most importantly, different.

  • MilaXX

    OUT for me. Makeup is good, but while I agree she needs to wear her hair out, I don’t like this style.Reminds me of a baby chicken. The fit on the dress is weird. Maybe it’s whatever they did to get that poof on the shoulder. I also don’t like the length on her. Sorry, nice effort but somehow missing the mark.

  • Anonymous

    i really want to like this. i really cant. even without the atrocious shower puff, its still just not working. OUT i guess, but god bless her, she tried.

  • Anonymous

    I couldn’t believe it was the same dress on the model. The model looks adorable, Julie looks like a hot mess.

  • Anonymous

    OUT.  Girl, that is not your dress.  This is a fabulous dress, and all I see is (like others said) “gift basket” when I look at it on her.  And she doesn’t look excited, proud, or confident, which one should in a fabulous dress on the RC, even if someone effed up the shoulder.

  • sweetlilvoice

    I have to agree with you gentlemen-killer dress, crap changes. I have to recommend Modern Family for all of those who don’t watch it-it’s a great show. 

  • sweetlilvoice

    I have to agree with you gentlemen-killer dress, crap changes. I have to recommend Modern Family for all of those who don’t watch it-it’s a great show. 

  • Anonymous

    Dammit. The dress doesn’t look good on her. BUT, she doesn’t look severe as she tends to do. There’s a certain softness going on here that I quite think suits her.

    Only because I want to positively reinforce leaving her “usual” look, begrudgingly IN!

  • Aniela Marie Perry

    It looks like her belly button is trying to swallow the dress and it’s giving me a cramp just looking at it. OUT.

  • mcglory13

    She’s so pretty. In the close up photos. When you can’t see much of the dress. Out.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think it’s a dress—I mean the original, the one on the model. I think it’s a onesy. And I think it was made into a dress (w/ shower poof-thingy). 

  • Anonymous

    I really hope this experience doesn’t discourage her from taking fashion risks in the future, but this is a definite miss.  Wrong dress, wrong hair.  She’s got such a pretty face!  Maybe just needs a little more color on her lips.

  • oohsparkley!

    Out.  I wanted to give her an in for trying something different, but it just isn’t right.

  • Liana Brooks

    OUT – Please get her to wardrobe and makeup ASAP.

  • Janie R

    Maybe the dress broke and they fixed it with a twisty tie in the limo. Out

  • Anonymous


  • enuma

    I want to vote “in” because I’m thrilled that she’s covered up her sternum for once, but I just can’t.


  • marilyn

    Out.  This dress is for an older woman, who is very curvy.  She is thick through the middle, compared to the model.  Also, her coloring is too fair for this dress.  She is washed out.  The pompom at the shoulder looks tacky.  It is not on the model’s dress which looks much more sophistocated with the smooth shoulder (minus pompom).  Wrong dress for her with bad alterations from the runway dress. 

  • Jane Morris

    Looks like they forgot to use the hair dryer on the shrink wrap. OUT>

  • Anonymous

    I love her – she’s bright and funny and pretty. Even if she’s a bit predictable and not too fashion forward, I always like to see how she looks, which is generally good. 
    But OUT – that dress is just awful on her, and the shoes are not helping.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    OUT. You thoroughly covered the reasons. And then your minionly kittens came up with a few more reasons.

    What stings is that it totally is a “coulda-been-a-WERQ” dress. Maybe on her, definitely on somebody.

  • Mary

    I think it would look better on Florence Welch, out

  • Anonymous

    Oh my, I had the exact same thought before I even read your text.  What possessed her to gift wrap the shoulder?  Very unfortunate because the dress is lovely.  Don’t even get me started on that hair.  Oh wait the shoes are even worse.  

  • Jeffrey D Foldenauer

    Out she looks like she is wearing a bag of french fries.

  • Anonymous

    Forget the dress – in the last picture she looks like a Gabor sister – not good!

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    I don’t know why this isn’t on the girl-this-is-so-not-your-dress category. it makes her body look so weird and I don’t think it’s just how it’s arranged on her. her eyes look so pretty though. still, going with OUT!

  • Susan Walker

    I like the dress as it is on the model.  I like that she is softening her look.  But I must vote the out.

  • Emily

    Out.  She’s totally a gift basket.  Too bad too, because hair and makeup are beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    Out, I agree with your WHY the shower pouf! This dress was so pretty on the model

  • Anonymous

    Out!  She either needs to hire a stylist or a NEW stylist!

  • Anonymous

    If you look closely at the dress on her, you can see that it is gathered around her belly button area rather than the curved line extending down the center of the dress from the side of the hip as on the model. it makes for a distracting, muddling effect of the pattern I think

  • Anonymous

    OUT. It looks like they actually had it hang lower on her, or else maybe it’s a height/body proportion thing? The spot where mesh turns into the pattern is actually lower on her than it is on the model, so it can’t have been yanked up (can it? Is she so much shorter than the model that the top of the dress was actually indecently low?) Again, that darker spot in the middle of the dress is lower on her than on the model, although the hem length looks the same (??). All I can imagine is that the pouf exists on the runway version but is falling on the model’s shoulder blade, not on top of the shoulder…? I don’t know. Why didn’t they change to something else when they saw what was happening here?

  • Allison Woods

    I’m terrified of that dress on her. She looks like a sack of….something.

  • Anonymous

    That is one bizarre dress on her. Hair and makeup, lovely. Dress, gift-bag for a giant Martian child who is giving away Earthlings as birthday party favors. (I saw that on a Twilight Zone episode.)

  • Anonymous

    Someone (who should be shot) tried to raise the waist line and lower the bust line for some strange reason. I love the dress but it looks like she ran out of the house and someone threw a dress at her and she had no idea how to put it on in the car on the way there.

  • AWStevens

    You had me at “We HATE this dress on her.”  OUT

  • Praggya R. Barretto

    Out. This is just off enough where you kinda tilt your head and say “what the…?”

  • Anonymous

    shoulda worn it the way it was made.

    i’ve been having a kind of difficult & very stressful week so i decided to take a nap [i know this sounds irrelevant but i truly am going somewhere w/ it], anyway, in order to calm myself down a lot of times i try to empty my mind of everything but trivialities–something like meditation, but i usually focus on something w/ a few complicated, if somewhat inane, components as opposed to nothing/everything. i worry too much sometimes to get on the everything/nothing train, i just cant get there. anyway, todays project: this dress.

    i think whats going on w/ it is that she had the whole damned thing reformatted, if you will, & whoever conceptualized it in its new way knew not a single damned thing about how to make a becoming dress. you guys started w/ the shoulder poof &, yep, indeed the problems start there. not only w/ the wrapping paper enhancement but what was lost to add it. where there once was an elegant thick-like strap-thing there is now nothing. that elegant TL-ST led into a much more chicly defined bodice. now it leads into illusion netting which leads into a top that looks like teeth.

    but where the problems really get up to speed is mid-section. who the h-e-double-toothpicks-on-toast decided putting two poorly placed & poorly structured drape-loops on either side of this woman, drape-loops which lead to a vast creamy toothy middle emptiness–anyway, who decided all that was a good idea? it wasnt. the original’s deep, thick vertical river of a midline from the waist down defines the whole shape of the dress. & it’s created by having all the draping off to one side. rearrange all of that & all you have is drape droop. & drape droop is never good, just from the sound of it you can tell.

    i guess i found it more annoying than most cos i think it’s quite a nice dress, as much as i hate the grecian wilma business in theory. a sequined grecian wilma should be awful in any fashion. but here it starts out good & then it goes to the woman who i know not much about, but who, to me, looks something like a puffy-haired cross between, i dunno, a lesser fonda [bridget, maybe] testtube mated w/ carol burnett & the whole dress just dissolves.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. I hate everything about this look. I even hate that dress on the model. This is a big old OUT for me. Guess there was a reason she rocked the same look for so long – it works for her. She has really pretty eyes though.

  • Anonymous

    Love the original dress but someone really messed it up and should be smacked. Hair and makeup look lovely, though. Soft and pretty and makes her brown eyes really pop.


  • Matthew Vella

    I think its also cos she’s posing terribly!

  • Claudia Gilbert

    I’m confused; are they trousers or is it a dress?  Because my eye keeps seeing trousers on the model…  I totally agree with the assessment here.  It looks so strange on her; pulled and ill fitting.  And I really hate that they gave her a poofball on her shoulder.  Why?!

  • RzYoung

    Hmm, could she be too thin for the dress? It almost looks static and sticky at the bottom. The puffy shoulder is an abomination 

  • Ally Huang

    I think it’s a height thing. She probably isn’t as tall as the model and so it’s drooping unflatteringly in certain places. And on the model.. it looks like a jumpsuit! Lengthy jumpsuits does not usually fit well on shorter people :/

  • Janet McKay

    Is it even a dress?  Look at the models legs.

  • Cassie (C.M.W.)

    OUT. The look has literally gone pear-shaped on her.

  • Anonymous

    Out.  Hate the hair and the dress too, adjustments or no adjustments.  Looks plastic and uncomfortable.

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  • Anonymous

    Out.  The dress definitely looks better on the model.  

  • Anonymous

    Out. She looks like she wrapped my shower curtain around her then added the shower poof as an accessory. 

  • Jessica O’Connell

    OUT – somehow an awesome dress was made to look drab. That’s never good. On the model it’s all figure hugging and kickass – on her it’s suddenly just awful. Sad day for that dress.

  • M M

    That is not her dress.  It’s the old “she’s not wearing the dress, the dress is wearing her”. 

    What Scarlet said^!!