In or Out: Christina Hendricks in Carolina Herrera

Posted on February 14, 2012

Since her BAFTAs red carpet appearance had us shrieking in horror, let’s do Christina a solid and show her looking slightly less crazy.

Christina Hendricks attends the ELLE Style Awards 2012 in Carolina Herrera.

We….think? We like this? No matter what, it’s refreshing to see her without the babyheads and the crazylady hair she’s been favoring lately. Although come to think of it, the hair’s still a little on the crazy side.

But look! The dress fits her! It’s not too tight and her tits aren’t squealing like balloons slowly leaking air! It’s also a great set of colors for her, as anyone who watches Mad Men could have told her. Not entirely sold on the exaggerated shoulders and high neck; not for her. And we can’t help thinking it would look much better if that skirt was more fitted to her. Still, it’s head-turning and flattering in a way she can’t seem to manage half the time.

We were chatting about her with some other red carpet commenters here at Fashion Week and we all came to the conclusion that her much-discussed difficulty fitting herself is at least 2/3 bullshit. Bear in mind that she’s thinner than the vast majority of women out in the world, most of whom have learned how to dress themselves. Every time we see a celebrity in person – and we’re seeing a lot this week – it’s always a shock how tiny and skinny they all are compared to their pictures. Look at her skinny husband for comparison. Look at that tiny waist. She’s a curvy gal and a busty gal, but she’s not a big gal; not even by celebrity standards. The only reason people think she’s bigger is because she dresses so badly that her outfits tend to make her look bigger. Yes, that rack presents its own difficulties when it comes to dressing and we’re not ignoring that, but it’s no excuse for the parade of awkward-looking outfits she’s foisted on the public,

As we said, this is a big step in the right direction for her. It fits, and the basic shape suits her. And it’s a look-at-me dress, which is always good for the red carpet. More of this please, Christina.

 

Vote Now!

 

IN! I’m so happy not to see those baby heads!.


OUT! Too ’80s secretary.

 

 

Leighton Meester’s limp hair and fur skirt got a vehement OUT from the kittens who are bitter.

[Photo Credit: Landmark/PR Photos]

    • http://twitter.com/sillytwigg twigg

      The print, shoulders and hair are all super ugly. OUT.

      • Anonymous

         Absolutely, which is a shame because otherwise–I mean, the emphasized waist, the absent screaming babyheads, because the neckline isn’t great and the length is awkward–it’s a start toward a silhouette that works.

        I have a friend who’s tiny–under five feet, narrow hips, 110 pounds soaking wet and boobs like Hendricks. The only time I have ever seen this friend dressed as badly as Hendricks is *all the time* is when she was wearing a bridesmaid’s dress picked out for a girl who was 5’10 with no cleavage.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  It’s like a roll of wrapping paper had sex with a tablecloth, and that dress was the result.

      • Anonymous

         I liked this even though I voted in, cause it’s just so damn funny.

      • http://www.facebook.com/janet.selman Janet Selman

         Oh, I wish I had said that.

    • butter nut

      IN!  it’s a little too retro power-shoulder pads 80s, but i kind of love it on her.  the color is really killing it.  she wears purples better than most.  also – it fits! and she doesnt look like a crazy, disheveled sea hag!  

      • Anonymous

        Yes, I love love love what the color does for her eyes.  IN!

    • Anonymous

      I’ve been on a Designing Women kick lately, so this is IN for me.

      • Aly Light

         That’s kind of a backhanded compliment.

        • Anonymous

          Not from me it’s not! Christina’s serving up some Julia Sugarbaker realness, and there’s nothing ironic about how much I love it.

    • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

      Out. I saw a nearly identical vintage dress on Etsy this past week being modeled by a hipster. You’re better than that, Christina.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.. do you even have to ask? I have hives now from looking at this.

    • Anonymous

      Whilst it is much much better the shoulder puffs and the print are pretty cringe worthy. I really can’t give it an in, so OUT from me. 

    • Anonymous

      Agreed with the BS of not finding clothes that fit.  Tailors are your friends. ALSO, Katy Perry has big boobs too and she finds clothes that flatter and fit without torturing her tits.

      • Anonymous

        Katy Perry spends most of her time in custom spandex and latex.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

        Her boobs aren’t that big. It’s when you get to DDs and beyond that it becomes difficult dressing them.

      • Anonymous

        Strap on a G cup, then come talk to me.  Dresses don’t fit.  Shirts don’t fit.  You can f-ing forget about jackets, and don’t even think about buying anything in the same size top and bottom.  Designers don’t like them and certainly don’t design for them (there’s a reason anorexic models are used, and a lack of tits is one of them.)  Having big boobs and being Christina sized are entirely different things.

        • Anonymous

          I’d assume a G cup is different. .  But Christina Hendricks isn’t a G. She’s a 39DD. Katy Perry is a 34D.  And as someone who is a 36DDD, I am able to find shirts, dresses and jackets that fit. And when I have issues, I am fine with getting a tailor to fix it (and certainly don’t make an actress’s salary).

          • http://twitter.com/dulcian dulcian

            I’m sorry, but if Christina Hendricks is really wearing a 38DD she needs to go for a bra fitting someplace other than Victoria’s Secret, STAT.  No way is that ribcage more than a 34 or 36, and even less way are those girls small enough to be a DD at that band size.

            36FF here, and despairing of ever finding a button-down shirt that fits the boobs and the waist at the same time without a tailor’s intervention. But that said, Christina has no excuse for not dressing her figure better.  Clothes that fit and flatter exist, trust.

            • Anonymous

              I am with Dulcian and Flyover: my cup size is larger than than Kristina claims hers is, and I am not anywhere near her size. There is no way she is a DD. She’s probably not a 39 either – likely she is smaller around and needs a much larger cup size. MsKat is larger around and has a larger cup size – so she can pick up a bra/shirt at Macy’s since she is proportioned that way. Try being a 32G – that’s where the problems lie.Tailors are not your friends, at least not where I live. I used to live in LA & had the same problem.  Visiting them is a pain in the neck, and it often takes more than one try for them to get it right – so multiple visits for one garment with not fabulous results and they have complained (more than one) that my figure makes their work hard (tiny waist, big breasts, narrow shoulders & chest, big hips).  I try to avoid. There are not a lot of choices in tailors outside NY. There are a few off the rack clothing lines made for larger busted, smaller chested women (Bravissimo, e.g.), but the choices are few. 

        • Laura Valentine

          Well.  No.  I mean — it is difficult, and I agree that being small & being busty are two different things.  But I am normally a 30JJ (right now I am breastfeeding, so my bra size is 32OMFG).

          You can dress them.  I have jackets that fit, shirts that fit, dresses that fit, VERY few of which I’ve paid to have tailored.  Yes, it is certainly more expensive, and there are brands that do not work ever (and lots of brands from whom I can buy skirts or pants but never dresses or tops).  But you CAN dress them, and I am certain that Hendricks has more money to work with than I do.  If I somehow manage to never have squished babyheads or Boobs Start At Neck Thanks To This High Collar syndrome, she’s got no damn excuse.

    • allisankelly

      I just can’t with this girl. She has SO MUCH POTENTIAL!!!! OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Noo great-grandmom dress! Out!

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

      Love the color, but not the print.  Love the shoes but not the clutch.  The shoulders and makeup push this into an Out.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      TRUTH! Same can be said for Salma Hayek. It’s not like their bodies are particularly catered to, but they should be able to discern what works and what doesn’t.

      • Anonymous

        Salma Hayek and Katy Perry have significantly longer torsos than Christina Hendricks so they don’t need to “hoist the girls” to show that they have tiny waists.  Christina Hendricks does.  I have a very similar problem-I am not nearly as thin in the waist as Christina Hendricks, but am still fairly slender there.  I do have 34DDs and less than one inch between my bottom rib and my hip bone.  It’s nearly impossible to find clothes that fit without making me look fat or like I’ve got the “baby heads.”

        Back to Christina-I do wish she would go with a slightly darker red

        • Sobaika Mirza

          Really? I don’t agree on Salma Hayek, she’s much shorter than Christina Hendricks and I don’t think her proportions exactly help her out. At any rate, the point still stands that both are grown women and shouldn’t have such issues dressing their shape.

          • Anonymous

            Christina is taller than Salma but proportionally her torso is shorter.  

            I am a grown woman too and, without extensive tailoring, can’t find anything that doesn’t make me look like a pornstar or a tent.

          • Anonymous

            Word, I’m tall and short torsoed like Christina with an even larger bust (and god help us all if I don’t drop at least one of these new extra cup sizes after I pop this kid out) and a much, MUCH smaller clothing budget, but I make it work. High quality knits are your friends. Wrap silhouettes are your friends. Learning how to throw a couple of darts into a structured jacket or paying a halfway decent dry cleaner to do it is your friend.

            That neckline? Not your friend. Shit that just plain doesn’t fit? Also not your friend. Why is she doing this?

          • Anonymous

            Word, I’m tall and short torsoed like Christina with an even larger bust (and god help us all if I don’t drop at least one of these new extra cup sizes after I pop this kid out) and a much, MUCH smaller clothing budget, but I make it work. High quality knits are your friends. Wrap silhouettes are your friends. Learning how to throw a couple of darts into a structured jacket or paying a halfway decent dry cleaner to do it is your friend.

            That neckline? Not your friend. Shit that just plain doesn’t fit? Also not your friend. Why is she doing this?

        • Anonymous

          I’m also a small curvy girl, but with a small waist as well.  Finding clothes to fit is a challenge, but by no means impossible! There are plenty of tricks that Christina could learn.  A-line is your friend.  So are high V necks – a little cleavage but no baby heads.  Wear small prints.  Never wear a dress that buttons up the front.  And if you’re going to belt at the waist, for the love of God wear a better bra and hoist the girls to the ceiling!

      • http://twitter.com/arodenha Alli

        It doesn’t help that Salma is obligated to wear designers that her husband’s company represents, all of who are exactly what  she SHOULDN’T be wearing – there are designers out there who will flatter a short, big-boobed woman, but Gucci, YSL, and Stella McCartney aren’t it.

    • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

      The dress is ugly so it’s an OUT although a step in the right direction. 
      I have to disagree on the shoulder pads, I think that they balance the baby heads nicely and help the overall effect. 

    • Anonymous

      It’s mostly that high neck that doesn’t work for me- not with her bust- but I like the colors and I’m grading on a curve for her, and heck, I’m just feeling mushy today, so… IN. Revoke my Bitter Kitten card if you must, but I just ain’t bitter today.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        I agree that opening up that neck to show a little skin would be a big improvement. So would shaving off the husband’s mustache and styling his hair. His goofiness reflects on her.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      I like the colour but I think the shape is aging and the shinyness isn’t great either. OUT

    • Anonymous

      Actually wearing something that fits doesn’t beget an in, from me.  Now, ditch the Barney curtain fabric and we might have something.

      Out…bless her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=149700394 Jessica Smith

      You know what, she looks quite a bit better than she normally does, so on that basis alone I’m giving her an IN. If we could just chop off the weird shoulders and turn it into a boatneck – oh, and smooth down the hair – I think we’d be in business! Love the purple on her.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

         Exactly.  We don’t need to see the baby heads, but for her to wear such a high neckline just looks odd.  A boatneck would be perfect.

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

      In.  I think she looks mostly great.  For some reason she either has to completely foist her boobs on us or cover up to the neck and I feel like she could find a comfortable medium.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe she got a huge zit on her chest, so she was forced to wear a higher neckline.
        Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.

      • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

        Precisely. A happy medium would be good. I’m not crazy about the dress, but I’m grading her on a curve, so she gets an IN from me.

    • Anonymous

      I like it.  I like it all.  The hair isn’t real bad, but this is coming from someone who’s hair has a mind of it’s own and refuses to respond to any attempts at styling.

    • Anonymous

      Love it! I say fully embrace the look that is the ’80′s secretary. I’m getting sick of the ’70′s. In!

    • Anonymous

      Out! Partly because there is a horrible 80s love song playing on the at work radio station and the combination of that and this dress are making me want to jump out the window!
      But I do agree that in theory at least, it’s an improvement from her usually awful looks.

      • Anonymous

        What song was it?

        • Anonymous

           Oh, I can’t remember now. The station played so many today! And I love bad 80s music, but this one was just bad. Can’t believe I can’t think of it.

    • http://mariadiaz.tumblr.com/ maria

      I’m starting to think that she is either cheap (doesn’t want to spring for good stylists, tailored clothes, a real beauty squad, etc) or just has horrendous personal taste. You are spot on when you say that other than her boobs, she is not that big. Downright small in the real world. With the right tailoring and styling, bitch looks flawless. I hope she googles herself and listens to us. 

      • Anonymous

        I think it may be all of that combined with a mindset that’s a curvy girl’s worst enemy; loving the designs and style you see on straight-bodied models and not emotionally letting go of the idea that you can or should dress that way.

    • Lori

      On its own I don’t like it, but compared to the last few outfits she’s been out & about in I’m willing to work with it. I still think someone should do an intervention though. She needs a Get A Grip girlfriend and a gay or two, STAT.

    • bookish

      It’s not my favorite, but she looks cute and so much better than usual. I also like the purple with her hair. IN

    • Anonymous

      OUT – the nice accessories and make up don’t balance out against what looks like something from the Goodwill dress rack – shiny purple with big shoulder pads.  Thank goodness she covered up the girls – we’ve seen about all we need to see of them

    • Anonymous

      I’m torn.  On one hand, this is one of the best looks I’ve seen her have.  On the other hand, it’s still not very good.  There’s certainly room for improvement, but I’ll give her an IN for attempting to correct her course.

    • Judy_J

      I’m giving her an IN just because it’s such a dramatic improvement over the BAFTA gown.  She needs to be encouraged.

    • Anonymous

      NO. Sorry. OUT.

      • Anonymous

        Ditto.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry but this is an OUT for me, the neckline and shoulders make her look like a linebacker..i also loathe the print and her hubby’s porn stache :)

    • Anonymous

      Hair, makeup, dress color & pattern are great. The high neck and puffy shoulders are just awful on her.

      I’m voting Out because overall she looks matronly and bigger than she is.

    • Terence Ng

      My initially feeling was OUT, but the more I look at it, I want to give her the IN for being different. IN, but it’s because I’m grading on a curve.

    • MilaXX

      small IN – Sure it’s mostly because we don’t see the baby heads, but I think this is a step in the right direction for her. I think it needs to lose the shoulder pads and taper the skirt a bit. However, I like the color, the hair and makeup look good and I like the choice of shoe.

    • Anonymous

      OUT — as in Leslie Fay 1987 OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/chelwi Christine

      I’m going to say IN, because this is a step in the right direction and she needs the encouragement. However, I agree with others that the print, shoulder pads and hair are not good.

    • Anonymous

      Such a pretty face. I don’t like the puffy sleeve caps, but otherwise this is a pretty dress for her. Eye-catching and conservative at the same time.

    • Pennymac

      I wore a similar dress, print and all, to an insurance convention in 1984. It wasn’t Barney purple, but a softer shade of pink, and with my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bangs (Gawd, remember those?), I thought I rocked it.

      While an improvement in the fit department, Christina still needs to do better than this, because baby heads fitting in the dress without squishing does not an IN make.

      OUT

    • http://frockpaperscissors.blogspot.com/ kvlm

      I agree, it’s a step in the right direction but not a leap, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves.  The shoes are KILLING me.  And the bag does not help.  It has sort of that 1980′s secretary dress vintage potential but it falls flat.  As a chesty short necked girl myself, I can say without a doubt that wearing something high-necked, full cleavage covering WITH poufy shoulders or pads is a quick way to make yourself look like Joan Collins circa Dynasty.  And only Joan Collins can pull off that look.  OUT!

    • Stefanos Mantyla

      OUT. Some sort of funky take on conservative that is just not tasteful at all.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6TDAYXK555ABAKZEEOAJMC25FU Stan

      What’s with the porn ‘stache on her husband?  Is he doing a John Holmes bio-pic?

    • Anonymous

      The print is eye-searing and the fit is still off, making her look much thicker than she is. OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/sebwfu Shannon Beamer

      I agree that this is a step in the right direction, but it’s a very ugly, SMALL step.  So, well, it’s OUT.  Sigh.  She’s so pretty!  She MUST do better. 

    • Anonymous

      She looks more upholstered than dressed. 
      I see the improvement but I’m still leaning towards nay.  

    • Anonymous

      I’m not a fan of dress patterns that look like someone painted a face side-eying on her breasts. OUT.

      (and I agree with you on the fitting issues too. Lord knows she has access to tons more of designer clothing now. Whatever, Hendricks)

    • Anonymous

      Print and big shoulders are ugly… so, sadly, is an OUT…
      can I add that her husband’s thin mustache looks really weird? :-)

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

      My grandmother has a dress like that. Out.

    • Anonymous

      She looks better than at the BAFTA’s but she’s still struggling.

      Out

    • Anonymous

      First, to respond to this: 
       “She’s a curvy gal and a busty gal, but she’s not a big gal”. 
      That in itself makes it difficult if not impossible to find clothes that fit. 
      I am less exaggerated but essentially built like Christina. I am not a big gal (size 6/8), I have a tiny waist, which is why all the pants I buy that fit my hips gap in the waist. I have a large bust and narrow shoulders which is why I can’t wear button down shirts and must go up a size for most any shirt/jacket that is too tight in the bust which then doesn’t fit the shoulders right (too big) so then I go to the tailor if my self-esteem can take it that day.  We’ve all seen the PR designers panic when they are asked to sew for non models. Tailors: they complain aloud. Seriously. Many do a half-assed job (at least where I live now – I used to live in LA and results were better, but they still complained to me because my figure made work hard for them).  Oh, and wrap dresses and shirts require a camisole else cleavage will show – not cool for the office or a non-romantic date.  I’d love to be able to just take one of those wrap dresses off the rack and wear it as is: without the camisole or re-purposing the neckline – either of those fixes changes the look considerably.  That’s that.
       
      As for the outfit: The print is hideous. But the fit is fine. I can’t get behind the print and the high neckline though, so sorry, Christina, out :-(

    • Anonymous

      i don’t understand why she doesn’t dress as nicely as her character on tv. sure, it is 60s retro but her character always looks great.

    • Anonymous

      I sill find it hard to believe it’s a Carolina Herrera. I love her, but not this. Out.

    • Anonymous

      DEFINITELY IN!!!  I think she looks better here than she has in ages!  I don’t even mind the high neck.

      I do think she needs to get that she should be buying a size to fit the bust, then tailor everything else down to fit. And I like that skirt shape on her. It’s way less explicitly sexual than almost everything else, and it’s crazy-flattering. The wider skirt hem helps balance out her big bust and makes her look way less unbalanced and top-heavy.  

      So…now she just needs to hire a hair stylist and she’d be crazy-gorgeous!

    • Anonymous

      Sorry – that dress is 1986, in the worst possible way.  OUT

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

      That print is making me cry, the exaggerated shoulders are just a no, her hair looks like she just rolled out of bed and I’m not sold on the make-up, so OUT.

      How does one of the most beautiful women in the entertainment industry manage to show up to so many places looking so awful?

    • Anonymous

      I guarantee you from personal experience that her shape absolutely does make it MUCH more difficult to dress, but I’m in total agreement that she still has no excuse for going out in poorly fitted, fundamentally unflattering clothes. Whatever difficulties one’s body may present, that’s the hand you were dealt and you have to deal, especially if it’s part of your damn job to do it and you have access to professional help. I’ve never had access to a stylist and can’t have all of my clothes for public events professionally fitted, but I didn’t need one to tell me that a crew neckline and 36DDDs do not go together in order to figure that out before I hit 20.

      Great color, girl, but OUT. Your killer shape is in large part responsible for your career success. Figure out how to put clothes on it.

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

      Her hair looks so much better. But now hubby’s is disheveled. I don’t understand. Can’t they both be on top of their game?

      Anyway, I really like this look. I shouldn’t, it is everything I hate about the 80′s, but she looks great, and the color is fantastic.

      IN!!

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

      IN. It’s the best she’s looked outside of “Mad Men.”

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to give her an IN for INcouragement! I love the purple with her hair and coloring and I’m not being assaulted by baby heads.
      This is so much better than the BAFTA look, I don’t feel bad grading on a curve.

    • Anonymous

      IN

      Love the print and color…compliments her hair and skin.  I also really like that the “girls” are put away for a change.  The exaggerated shoulders don’t bother me as I think they provide some balance to her proportions.  Often times I see her and her shoulders look small and weak in comparison to her chest…like her frame can’t support those massive breasts.  I do dislike the high collar here…visually too much fabric in that area in combination with her chest. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonika-Tannous/1159464315 Jonika Tannous

      Out. I just don’t understand that someone who is so naturally gorgeous can be so unfortunately inept when it comes to style.

    • Geoff Dankert

      Oh, dear. Something emotionally significant is going to happen to her. She’s in purple.

      I’ll give her an IN. The hair’s no good, but the dress is interesting and it fits. 

      • Anonymous

        Kudos on the Mad Men wardrobe posts callback!

    • Anonymous

      Small in. That shiny, rather ugly print fabric really ought to live its life out as a fancy hairdresser’s cape, but Christina can wear purple like nobody’s business, and this is such an improvement from BAFTA.

    • Anonymous

      basically she’s got a body people would kill to have, and she dresses it like crap. Girl, pay someone to help you dress because this shit is annoying

      also that print is horrendous

    • Anonymous

      OK, it’s better than she’s been looking lately. It’s definitely “IN-ish”. 
      But it’s still OUT! This is a woman who needs help.

    • Anonymous

      This is a tough one.  The dress is pretty ugly.  It’s very Rose Nylund going to a dance at the Senior Center. But, it is a step in the right direction…fitted at the waist, color, no danger of the girls popping out.  I think I may go with a small IN so as to encourage her to keep moving in this direction. 

    • Anonymous

      Regardless of being covered, she still looks stuffed into an ill-fitting dress.  The neckline does her no favors & the sleeves look too short…pretty colors though.
      Out.

    • evelina lundmark

      It’s the shoulders and the high neck, it looks terrible on her. The bottom half is fine, but everything above the neck isn’t working. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      The print on the dress makes it look as though she has a bowtie on! Talk about 80s!! And I, too, cannot understand why she always has her breasts pushed all the way up, as she did at BAFTAs!! Many busty women in earlier eras learned to dress themselves, why can’t she????
      And that celebrities are smaller and thinner in person? Just scary!!!

    • Call me Bee

      While it’s nice not to see the baby heads once in a while, this is way too much in the other direction.  The print and the high neck and the color make me think “kindergarden teacher c. 1960.”  OUT. 

    • Anonymous

      In! I don’t like the high neckline, but I like the rest of it on her. She looks fantastic in purple and this is definitely a step in the right direction for her. I don’t love the shoulders, I don’t think the necklace works with the dress, and her hair could use some work. I should probably have voted her OUT, since I have so many issues with the look, but she looks so much better than she usually does that she’s still getting an IN from me.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t decide whether it’s the print, the cut, or both, but something about the upper half is still entirely wrong for her chest.  Or maybe she needs a better bra?  I’m not sure, but as someone who’s very used to dressing a large chest, there are better ways to do it.

      I’ll agree that it’s a step in the right direction, but… out.  

    • Anonymous

      In addition to being smaller than most women, she has the bonus of having access to people whose job it is to dress her.  I am short, and curvy, and overall bigger than her, yet when I go into a fancy store with helpful saleswomen who know what they are doing, I can come out looking pretty great.  There is simply no excuse for her to look so ridiculous, unless she wants to or just doesn’t care that much.

    • Anonymous

      I think I had this dress in the 80′s — this is NOT a compliment.  OUT!
       

      • Anonymous

        We ALL had this dress in the 80s!

    • Anonymous

      I hate the print but love the silhouette.  And husband reminds me I need to catch up on Body of Proof.

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

      I can’t get behind this ugly dress. It makes me want to cry. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly (the 80′s comment).  I kind of love it, and I can’t figure out why.

    • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

      OUT. It’s not just the shoulder puffs — the fit in the bust is just not working for me.

    • http://twitter.com/GaraStJames Gara St. James

      Out. Although it fits her okay, the print is horrible, and that’s all one sees. Plus it makes her look older.

    • Anonymous

      Out, for breaking some of the basic rules about dressing a bounteous bosom. If ever someone needed a rulebook - we have seen what happens when she improvises. 

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I’ve heard that some celebrities who you’d think would look at least curvy in real life — Jennifer Aniston, for example — are just really such slips of nothing bodies — we’re talking preteenish bods — that people truly often don’t realize the star is right in front of them sometimes, even with all the cameras and fuss. OUT btw.  

    • http://twitter.com/arodenha Alli

      Sorry girl – still an OUT. The puffy shoulders+business clutch+shiny shiny fabric all scream 80′s secretary on date night. I do love that color on her, though.

      And I agree with the “not being able to find red carpet dresses” being bullshit. She’s not sample-sized, but there has to be SOME designer out there who will work with her – Adele and Octavia Spencer have been on the red carpet as much as she has lately, and they have managed to at least not look like utter fuckery half the time.

    • Anonymous

      Still an out.  The shape of the dress fits her well, and is definitely a step in the right direction (although I hate puff shoulders).  But the pattern and fabric are hideous, and the shoes designed to call attention to the most hideous aspects of it. Nice ear rings, though.

    • Anonymous

      If only the dress had a slight scoop neck, it’d be so much more flattering up top!  Good effort though, and I like the shoe choice. I have to give her an IN based on past performances

    • Leonardo Alves

      OMG! Is her husband a porn star from the 80s?!

    • Anonymous

      OUT. OUT. Again, OUT.

      She looks fabulous on Mad Men. Can’t she just borrow the clothes for her real life (or get the Banana Republic-inspired knock-offs?).

      Sure a celeb is going to have hits and misses on the red carpet, but there’s no excuse for her to look as consistently awful as she does. She needs an intervention. 

    • nancy

      That’s awful. I’m grateful for her not pushing her boobs in our faces today, but she looks twice as big as she really is.

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

      I’m sorry, but this is just desperately frumpy. It’s nice that it fits, it’s nice that she’s in jewel tones, but there’s no way this is anything but an OUT for me.

      What really mystifies me about how she dresses is that she looks sensational on Mad Men all the time. I understand that when you’re famous for a TV show set in the 60s that you want to break away from that look in your personal life, but why not take it as a guideline for red carpet dressing? You can find dresses with that silhouette that don’t look like Mad Men costumes.

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

      As a busty girl, I know how hard it is to dress a large top. She definitely gets credit for moving in the right direction but that dress is hideous. It fits better than her usual, but it’s still hideous.

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      In. I agree that the shoulders are a bit too much, and I’m not a fan of the shoes, but that is one beautiful dress. And it’s a big step up for her. (Seriously, that BAFTAs shit was horrible.)

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

      IN!! no baby heads, it’s an improvement!!

    • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

      I think I kinda love it on her?! Maybe it’s the hair. Whatever. I’m ok with that. The hair and the color alone make it an IN. 

    • mrspeel2

      I think it’s time Christina thought about a new hairstyle! Now, I’m not a hairdresser or stylist so I wouldn’t dream of suggesting what would be appropriate but the way she’s worn it over the last millenia always seems to accentuate her shiny forehead and that’s not very becoming on such a beautiful woman. 

      If she needs the long hair for her role on Mad Men, she could certainly wear a wig.

    • http://twitter.com/mk_patter mkpatter

      Out — I hate the neckline, or rather, lack of. It’s not working for her.

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986/about?hl=en Judy S

      IN. She’s a pretty woman and looks it here.

    • Anonymous

      Still an OUT for me. I actually like the dress and the print, but the hair, make-up and jewelry are killing me. But she’s improving, y’all!

    • Anonymous

      IN! shes looking really good!
      now that husband, on the other hand… *headscratch*

      whaaaa?! meester was voted out? cant believe it!

    • Anonymous

      WHY, CHRISTINA, WHYYYYYY?  I so seriously want to marry her on Mad Men and I so seriously want to run in the opposite direction when I see her in real life.

    • Anonymous

      we all came to the conclusion that her much-discussed difficulty fitting herself is at least 2/3 bullshit. 

      Actually, it is very hard for women of her shape to find clothes that fit.  If the waist is right, it’ll be too small in the hips and chest. If it fits the hips, the waist will be too big.  Clothing manufacturers don’t seem to get that there are women in this country who actually have curves. 

      On the other hand, she likely has enough money to pay for good tailoring.

      • Anonymous

         Exactly.  I like to tell people I’m an upside down triangle.  Based on size charts, if I go with my bust measurement, I should be a 10 or 12.  If I go by my waist measurement, I should be a 6 or 4.  If I go by my hips, I should be a 2. It is a royal pain in the ass to find a dress to fit me.  I need a tailor for them.  I can’t afford them.  But Ms. Hendricks certainly can.  Christina, darling, buy the size 16 dress and cut it down to fit the rest of you.  Pull out the tags if you must.  OUT.

    • Anonymous

      IN. Love those colors on her. 

    • Anonymous

      OUT, the high neck and shoulders kill it for me.

    • CQAussie

      Oh geez no….OUT.  The dress just overwhelms her.  The shoes are awful.

    • Anonymous

      needs work.

    • Jessica Goldstein

      OUT because of the neckline more than the shoulders. Ample chests don’t do well when the neck is high; the overall effect is less “curvy” and more “barrel”.

    • Noelle Haland

      I like the colors on her, and the waist is very pretty, but overall I have to say ’80s secretary’ and therefore it is out. It IS better than most of her other efforts, but I just can’t go back to the 80s in this way and you can’t make me!

    • Anonymous

      Grading on a curve, but In.

    • http://twitter.com/stopENtalk Brittany Johnstone

      IN. Better hair and an un-exaggerated shoulder and I could get behind this. She needs a fairy tit-mother to teach her how to accentuate without teetering into skanky-ville. It *can* be done! It would help if “the industry” would think outside of the size two box a wee bit more often. They’re getting better, but we have a hell of a lot of progress to make.

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

      A lowercase “in” from me, definitely a step in the right direction, but the shiny fabric detracts.

    • Anonymous

      To paraphrase Eddie Murphy, if you’re starving and somebody throws you a cracker, you’re going to think that’s the best damned cracker you ever had.

      This dress is butt ugly and the shoes and hair are awful. It just feels like this is better because we’re not being accosted by the ever-present babyheads.

      OUT

    • Anonymous

      Out. Sorry honey. The color is divine on her and the accessories and makeup are terrific, but that print! No.

    • Anonymous

      That is some hideous fabirc, an out just for that.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      I like it, because she looks like she is taking some control. Maybe it’s only control over her manager’s appointments, but she is neat and presentable. In.

    • Anonymous

      It pains me to say this because it’s such an improvement – and because I like her hair her, a lot – but she’s OUT. OUT OUT OUT!

      Because when I saw the thumbnail my mind flashed back to the 80′s, and the first thought was “why does that remind me of a younger, and badly dressed, Brooke Shields?”

    • Anonymous

      In all the way! That’s a great color and an attractive look. I love seeing her dressed in a womanly way without trying to shriek “I have big tits!”

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

      IN. But only because it’s so improved over the other night. Wait, that’s not true. I really like the dress and think it’s chic. It’s just that her hair – wha? – who is letting her go out like that?  A big bust is always going to make a person look bigger than they are but it can be mitigated with a dress that is fitted well everywhere else. Like you guys said, she is tiny from the bust down.

    • http://twitter.com/aStudiobytheSea a Studio by the Sea

      The fabric looks like something you’d get at Kmart. 

    • Aly Light

      OUT OUT OUT. Oh my god, I think this is so much worse than the BAFTAs dress.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1179942711 Quincy Katz

      OUT
      This woman is beautiful, rich and famous, if she can’t find a stylist to make that face and body work, what hope do the rest of us have?

    • http://twitter.com/lemonfreshmoxie Donna Lee

      Yes, it’s a start but it’s still upholstery.  OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/amndad amanda lynn

      in

    • Anonymous

      out! and I’ll add “drag” to the “80′s secretary”.

    • http://twitter.com/jerseyemo Edwina

      Out, severely, out.

    • Anonymous

      Based on past performances this is a clear improvement, but simple improvement does not an “in” make!  OUT.  I believe that only by consistently voting her out will she get the fashion-tervention that she so desperately needs!!!  Christina, Joan Holloway would never settle for anything less than fabulous, and neither should you.

    • Anonymous

      Eeeeeeehhhhh. It’s definitely better than the other thing. I still think the neckline and shoulders aren’t doing her any favors and the colors aren’t great on her. Out, I guess. I just think she wants to be someone, style-wise, that she isn’t built to be. When she dresses the way she wants, it’s awful, and when she tries to dress the way she’s built her heart’s not in it, so she can’t tell the difference between “OK” and “great?” I dunno. Or maybe it’s her stylist who has the problem, but someone sure does.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. This looks like something a hipster would wear “ironically” with fake eyeglasses and ugly tights and beat up grey shoes.

    • Anonymous

      Close call. IN.   Definitely an improvement. This gal needs help.

    • Anonymous

      While it is a step in the right direction, it is still an out.  There has to be a happy medium somewhere for her.

    • http://twitter.com/jerseyemo Edwina

      Sure, if you wacked off the sleeves, lost the jewelry, toned down the psychedelic print, ditched the purse and changed her shoes, it might be an IN. Whereas now, the only thing that is IN about this look is the gorgeous color.

    • Mariah J

      That print is a crime against nature OUT. I hate that she never looks good, she is one of the most beautiful people to grace the RC

      • Anonymous

        I agree. Out!

    • Vaniljekjeks

      It’s not my favorite, but its in, because its a step in the right direction.  I sympathize… I have enormous boobs and a small waist myself, and it takes a really good bra+ a miracle dress to not look well… baby-head-y.  There isn’t a lot of clothing out there that fits big boobs and a small figure. 

    • Anonymous

      Oh lordie, IN, just for keeping the breasts under cover.

    • Anonymous

      I hate the dress’ colors etc. but I am so happy her breasts aren’t bursting out of her top that I’ll give an IN for positive reinforcement.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=506473106 Mori Clark

      like the colour on her and was excited to see her covering up the globes in the preview, but i find myself disappointed. shoulders + the fit of the skirt are making her look MUCH bigger than she really is. you’re hot as sin, christina, show it off!! 

    • Joyce VG

      Why oh why doesn’t she have a stylist? *cries* OUT.

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

      OUT – Girl, that is not your dress. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

      Out. Too busy, hair too messy, and the shoulders are ridiculous for someone who is already top heavy.

    • Anonymous

      Out. Really. She looks like she just left the steno pool.

    • Anonymous

      10 points for effort but she’s still an OUT. CH needs to spend more money on a stylist.

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

      OUT… hair, color, no…

    • Allison Shannon

      IN! I love her hair and make-up, and I think high-necks work really well for girls with either no breasts or too big breasts. I love the print, too.

    • Geno Boggiatto

      No, no, absolutely not! Out!

    • Anonymous

      IN, she’s at least learned several lessons from the way Janie Bryant dresses her on Mad Men: jewel tones, body-skimming, lady dresses.

      However, Janie usually gives her a some clearance at the throat — a slight scoop, but no baby heads. That high neck cuts her head off, like a balloon and I think makes her bosom look larger and head too small for it.

      I can live with that print, although it definitely didn’t need jewelry.

    • Anonymous

      IN. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1177755257 Lisa Weaver

      She is such a lovely woman, but she crashes and burns with almost every photo opportunity. That neckline! Those shoulders! The hair! The way the skirt fits! This makes her looks stumpy and dumpy – OUT

    • Anonymous

      NO. OUT.  The fabric, the shoulders, the neckline … just no.

    • Annabelle Archer

      Susanne Sugarbaker will always be an IN

    • Anonymous

      The colors are fabulous on her, but the high neck is never a bosomy gal’s friend. It absolutely IS that hard to dress an extreme hourglass if you don’t want to wear the same damn dress all the time. When the waist is that small compared to the hips and bust it becomes more than an issue of bying a dress for the boobs and taking it in for the waist. She would probably have to retain a personal tailor or dressmaker just to get the darts right for her dangerous curves.

      It fits and the colors bring her skin and hair alive, I’ll give it an IN on credit.

      • http://twitter.com/heyannette Annette B

        i can’t in good conscience excuse someone who DOES have the money for a personal tailor to have bad fit like she has in the past. you suggested buying bigger and tailoring down… so why doesn’t she do that? she’s a celebrity on the red carpet! she should be able to get a dress tailored to her!

        • Anonymous

          Because as I said, once the hip to waist to bust measurment is too large, it’s not simply an issue of adding darts. Garments take on an entirely different shape once you’ve pulled the middle in that far. Something that looked lovely in its intended proportions is suddenly a funhouse mirror, and a lot of people find that hard to judge. It’s hard to find a seamstress who can make the alterations and keep the garment looking good (I’m still looking for one). Plus, Hendricks’ figure is such a Hollywood anomaly that most of the costumers and stylists she works with have never even looked into what would fit and flatter a figure like hers. She really needs Janie Bryant’s help.

          • Anonymous

            If Marilyn Monroe could find clothes/a seamstress/a tailor, so can Christina.  It would make some dressmaker’s entire career to be the one who makes her look consistently great.

    • Anonymous

      hate that dress but IN because it’s a step in the right direction…….

    • Anonymous

      She looks lovely, but that fabric is hideous. Looks like something you could buy at Goodwill, and not in a good way. OUT!

    • mellbell

      Ever so slightly in.

    • mellbell

      Ever so slightly in.

    • Anonymous

      In. It works. Somehow. Magic possibly.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

      IN but for her the grade is curved.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

      IN but for her the grade is curved.

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

      I’m giving an IN as a reinforcement for turning in the right direction.

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

      I’m giving an IN as a reinforcement for turning in the right direction.

    • http://twitter.com/yankeefoxtrot Alex McGeagh

      She looks like a box. Those exaggerated shoulder pads make her look extraordinarily broadshouldered. And the dress itself is just straight up hiddy, whether on her or Rihanna or SWINTON or Kate Beckinsale. Yuck. 

      Try again, Christina…you are beautiful, but this ain’t anyone’s dress! 

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

      She just needs to pay the costumers at Mad Men to dress her all the time.  OUT

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

      She just needs to pay the costumers at Mad Men to dress her all the time.  OUT

    • Anonymous

      Oh, Joanie!  Accentuating your shoulders is not the way to go!  Out.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, that dress is awful. It looks like flowerpot wrapping paper. And the colors are horrorshow, especially with her haircolor!
      OUT!

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      In, because the color is lovely on her, and her chin isn’t fighting with her boobs. I don’t particularly care for the print, though. 

    • Anonymous

      Out. Because it’s a step in the right direction but not nearly there yet. 

    • leah besson

      Her boobs are awesome and she could totally work them in her favor if she would just let them breathe a little.  I will never understand the need to lift and squish.  it is just so unflattering.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mary.nease Mary Nease

      IN. I love all the color.

    • Anonymous

      IN! I’m so happy not to see those baby heads!.

    • Anonymous

      There is an exact double of this dress in my mother-in-law’s closet, which stopped evolving around 1985.  In case nobody recalls, that’s about the same time that polyester jacquard prints were riding high.  It fits beautifully, but is so O-U-T.

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

      She and her hubby are adorable together. Happy Valentine’s Day!

      I’ll ignore the dress. 

    • Susan Crawford

      Although this is definitely an improvement on the babyhead look, there is still a lot of work to be done. Those puffy shoulders need to go – frankly, I don’t think ANY woman looks good in this look unless she is in a period drama. The rich lavender background color is great for her, but the print is just too much. I would have tapered the skirt just a little to give less of an a-line and more of a sheath effect. Ditch the necklace altogether, and find a better clutch instead of that clunky black rectangle. Shoes are just meh. The hair is a HUGE improvement, but I wish her hair person would study some pictures of Lauren Bacall or Veronica Lake and go for that smooth, curvy waterfall effect.

      In short – and not without regret – still OUT.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DSSSOKRSBEP7YR5XA52446SPOQ Mary

       “her tits aren’t squealing like balloons slowly leaking air!”

      Hilarious…it’s lines like this that keep people reading you both. Kudos! I can’t stop laughing at that line.

    • Anonymous

      I really love this dress. I like the high neckline, though I agree that the dress could be a little more fitted. And the colors! Amazing. IN.

    • Anonymous

      Too short-waisted. Makes her look topheavy—or topheavier than she is. She needs a dress with a dropped waist to elongate her torso.

      But I love the shoes!

    • Anonymous

      I always want to give her the benefit of the doubt and while there are some things I like about this, I feel like, in the end, it’s just not flattering. Maybe a different neckline would make all the difference. I like the colors and the shoes but it’s still OUT.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      I love the dress and the fact that it fits her.  Beautiful colors on her.  Love the choice of shoes – thank god they aren’t purple!  Hair is bad, but makeup is good.  I give her an IN.

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

      OUT OUT OUT. I can’t even. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

      IN.  There’s a touch of 80′s secretary, but she’s a *damn fine* 80′s secretary.

    • http://twitter.com/ohmybears48 Michelle Argento

      She looks gorgeous in purple. And I love the shape of the dress… so I’m giving it an In, despite the ugly pattern. 

    • Anonymous

      IN!

    • Anonymous

      This outfit reminds me of a bunch of red roses with purple statice which is my least favorite combination of colors and flowers so it’s an out for me.

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

      in.  less baby heads is more

    • Anonymous

      IN, i say.  love the color combo, the shoes, the makeup.  the high neck feels a little restricting, but i want to encourage the fashion world to put more of that violet out there. 

    • oohsparkley!

      She’s so pretty.  I really wish some great designer would design and tailor specifically for her.  I can believe she’d have trouble fitting into sample sizes.  She looks good in the colors and that’s all I can say good about that dress. I luv her, but out.

    • oohsparkley!

      She’s so pretty.  I really wish some great designer would design and tailor specifically for her.  I can believe she’d have trouble fitting into sample sizes.  She looks good in the colors and that’s all I can say good about that dress. I luv her, but out.

    • Anna Tree

      That print screams OUT. LOUDLY

    • Anna Tree

      That print screams OUT. LOUDLY

    • Anonymous

      Horrid. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      only slightly better, and still not good enough. OUT.

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

      Ugly. She looks like an Eastern European mother of the bride. At the day-after lunch.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      Once you said, “80′s secretary”, I couldn’t see anything else. Out.

    • Haley Buchanan

      IN.  I always love redheads in purple, it fits her great, and I love the 80′s retro vibe.  I think I might be in the minority here but I think she looks great!

    • Anonymous

      In.  But just barely and just because it is a step in the right direction.  I have such a hard time trying to figure out how someone who looks so great on Mad Men and in editorials cannot figure out how to dress herself.

    • Anonymous

      Getting better but still out! And hubby needs to lose that cheesy mustache…

    • Anonymous

      I love Christina Hendricks, but I’m also going to have to say OUT for this outfit. That said, as someone who’s 5’1″ and 36-23-36, I feel for her when it comes to fit. It’s not just big or small with her. The tiny waist with the big tits and ass are hard to fit and it took me many, many years to figure out how to do it. I imagine it’s harder for her because she’s thrown gorgeous free clothing that works for women who are bigger-all-over or smaller-all-over. She needs to figure out which handful of designers work for her, engage the services of an excellent tailor, and otherwise shop vintage.

    • Anonymous

      Out.  The print hurts my eyes.

    • Anonymous

      I like the color on her, even though the print detracts from it. I love the wide belt with the cloth covered buckle. Her eyes are done beautifully, as always. 

      It’s feast or famine with her dresses: Bring out the babyheads or cover herself to the neck. As for getting a proper fit, even if Hendricks wanted to have clothes tailored or specifically made to fit her, there’s no guarantee that she or her stylist would be able to choose ones that are flattering to her figure and coloring. 

    • http://twitter.com/GiverOfCheese DKBB

      Out! Way too 80′s secretary…in fact, I think I wore something terrifyingly similar to that back in the day…only with shoulder pads.

    • Anonymous

      Out, no.  Also, just like she’s surely got a trainer, a dermatologist, a stylist, and hair/makeup crew — this person in particular should have a brilliant tailor on speed dial.  Her clothes just don’t fit right.

    • aimee_parrott

      Ooh, tough one.  On the one hand, the color is spectacular on her and she’s wearing a dress that fits and her waist is tiny.  On the OTHER hand, the cut of the dress is a tad matronly and I really hate the puffed shoulders.  What to do?

      IN. But it might be mostly because I miss Mad Men so much.

    • Anonymous

      No.  Out.  Reasons:  Hair & Shoulders.  Though, I do applaud her for tucking the girls away.

    • Anonymous

      I was sure I posted on here. Disquis is weird.

      Anyway, out! I really hate this. It makes her look frumpy and matronly. I don’t like the colours with her hair (sold purple is fine, it’s the mixture in the print). Contrary to the usual lollipop heads, this makes her head look tiny and cut off from her body. 

      Basically it looks like something Jane Fonda would’ve worn in ’9 to 5′!

    • Anonymous

      Even though I wish the neck on the dress were just a tiny bit lower I am giving her an In for effort.  I mean it is leaps and bounds from where she has been when you really look at it.  

    • Anonymous

      OUT

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  Beautiful woman who can look way better.  From the neck up, I think she looks great–hair is better and face looks pretty. But I hate that dress on her.

    • Anonymous

      That may be the ugliest dress I have seen since the 80s

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1253053236 Belle Burnett

      I think it’s all ugly — OUT.
      The only thing that’s kind of ok is the color combination, but I hate that dress, it just looks like a bag with a belt. Her hair, ugh. The shoes, boring. Even her husband, who I usually think it cute, isn’t cutting it here.
      My theory has always been that she’s too lazy or shy to ask a professional about what she should wear, and she’s picking out her own [ugly] clothes. I know plenty of busty ladies who werq it every day, plenty of pale redheads who know how to rock color, plenty of curvy gals who can put an outfit together that highlights the good and minimizes the bad. Obviously, I do not know Christina here…

    • Martha Deutsch

      out. c.h. you are a pretty, young thing. get it together.

    • http://www.facebook.com/janet.selman Janet Selman

      Out. Frumpy and widening.

    • Sara__B

      IN, for better than usual, but! Her hair reminds me of the cheap stuff on a $10 Barbie doll’s head, and that neckline is too high — it makes her look really broad across the chest and shoulders. I’ll take too high over too low, though. No more baby heads, please!

    • http://www.facebook.com/tom.r.markiewicz Tom Markiewicz

      any big busted woman in the real world could tell you, if you have breasts bigger than a C cup, you can’t wear high collars. she basically needs a trinny and susannah intervention for what shapes and silhouettes flatter her curves.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1050504936 Therese Bohn

      In.   A huge leap forward to a better profile! 

    • Laura Osborne

      OUT. I’ve seen dresses at the local thrift stores for $2.00 that look like that one. Frump city.

    • http://twitter.com/marared Jaime

      I’d rather see her in Flo’s dress. 

    • http://twitter.com/karenrubyleo Karen

      Its a great colour on her but thats it. It maker her shoulders look really broad, and the while its good to put the girls away for a bit, suffocating them is not the answer!

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

      The eye makeup is beautiful, but the dress is horrific, even compared to her other looks.  The print is awful and the puffed sleeves are so 80s secretary!!  OUT.

    • Lisa

      Oh, OUT!  As someone who started out as an 80s secretary, I wouldn’t have even worn this back in the day!  The best thing you can give her is that the tits aren’t falling out of the top, but other than that, it”s nothing but terrible.

    • Anonymous

      Oh gee. It is better than previous but it’s still not good. Out.

    • Anonymous

      IN! Come on kittens!! Show some love!!

    • Anonymous

      The print is terrible, the color is god. 

      She is large busted with a short waist so it can be hard to feature the waist with the breasts taking up so much real estate. Not impossible, thoguh and I agree that a good stylist should be able to help her even if most designers don’t shower her with clothes.  Even the”What Not To Wear” folks could help her!

    • Anonymous

      Meant the color is good on her!

    • Sophie Collier

      This would be fine for church.  In 1981.  Not so much for a red carpet event in 2012.  Out.  BUT, I do agree it at least fits and is a good color for her.  It’s just an ugly style.

    • Anonymous

      out

    • margaret meyers

      Out.  Maybe with a fitted sleeve and well-set shoulder that creates less bulk across the bust and shoulder.  Fix those and then we can revisit the neck line, which I am also unhappy with.  I love the silhouette from the waist down.

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

      Crazy Grandma at Easter. Out.

    • Anonymous

      Not even remotely IN – but better. 

    • Anonymous

      Damn, out again! Girls with big boobs should not wear high necklines nor wide belts, and especially together, they make her look much larger than she actually is..also, i think the fit on the skirt could have been a skosh higher and tighter to make her look more proportionate on the bottom…basically, she needed some va-va-voom to go with that lovely purple color of the dress…

    • Anonymous

      in in in !

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

      OUT. Go back to the forties and fifties, girl. My eyes hurt.

    • http://twitter.com/TheTailypo Megan Anderson

      Lookit, her girls are still screaming, just upholstered and screaming instead of shoved up and screaming. This is wrong wrapped in ugly and sprinkled with Eau-de-bitch-please. If this woman continues to refuse to hire a good tailor/dressmaker/stylist despite having all that got-dang money in the bank, whileI have to run around dressing myself like a sucker, I AM GOING TO HAVE A STROKE because the world is just too unfair.

    • Anonymous

      out, this looks like her reflection in a warped mirror. the shoulders were a terrible idea, may have potentially worked without them.

    • Anonymous

      Do I say ‘in’ because it’s a step in the right direction? No, I don’t like this, even if it’s not close to her worst. OUT

    • Anonymous

      IN. I love all of this. The dress, the hair, the shoes, all magnifique!

    • Anonymous

      IN. Positive reinforcement shall bring bigger and better style for her. (I hope)

    • Anonymous

      “The only reason people think she’s bigger is because she dresses so badly that her outfits tend to make her look bigger.”
      THANK YOU! All she needs is a good stylist who can help her pick flattering outfits and then tailor them to fit her and she’ll be good to go. If she wants to dress this way then that’s her prerogative but it’s very obvious that it’s Christina’s choice to dress the way she does. There’s no point in blaming designers etc.

    • http://twitter.com/onetimeko maybe more

      In! I think she looks lovely and put-together. It’s not my favorite look and not necessarily something I’d pick off of a rack for her but she still looks nice.

    • http://kittysdrawings.com Esz

      I love her but she really SHOULD dress like Joan. Girls like her were born to wear that style of fitted clothing.

    • Katrina Atienza

      I just want to fix HER HAIR! Argh it’s driving me crazy. And I wish it wasn’t so high-necked; a boat-neck or a V would have been so much better. Still it is, as you say, a step in the right direction, so I give this a grudging IN.

    • Anonymous

      She might find it easier to dress herself if she would come to terms with what her bra size actually is. I read her quoted as saying she’s a 38DDD. There is no way in hell that’s her size, no way she’s a 38 for a start. More like a 32H. It is hard to dress that well, but far from impossible. It’s not like she’s unique in the world in having big boobs.

      • MilaXX

         Actually I could see her being a 36 or 38. Also a DDD is equal to a G cup, so depending on the maker she could be a 36/38 G (or H) cup

        I am always much larger in bras from Victoria’s Secret than say a bra from Lane Bryant or Maidenform.

        • Corsetmaker

          She’s not a big girl though, bigger than your average celebrity but not by regular people’s standards. Most modern bras size by the underbust measurement, the old plus 4 method is rubbish and does not fit and I really don’t see her measuring more than 32 (I’m a bra fitter when I’m not making corsets). A 38 is too big on me and I’m several dress sizes up from her. Cup size – I thought a DDD was equivalent to an F in the UK? I’ve also seen a 38DD suggested as her size! But even allowing for the vagaries of size conversions, she’s been nowhere near a properly fitted bra in most of the pics we’ve seen her it. She’s been better lately, so I’m thinking someone has got her into something more accurate.

          • MilaXX

            Having never seen her on person I can only go by report of her being a size 12 or there bouts. I simply cannot see her as being anything smaller than a 36. As for cup size, when I went to that bra store in NYC (blanking on the name. but WNTW uses them) They said in many case double the letters is the same a going to the next sup size. So DD = E, DDD = F so you are probably right there. I still think the more high end brands do a bit of vanity sizing. They even measured my then A cup friend as a B cup, so that may be where she get her sizes from. Either way, I would not be surprised to see her in a 38DDD.

            • Corsetmaker

              Well I’m a size UK 16-18 and I wear a 36, sometimes even a 34 depending on the bra. A Uk 6-8 would measure around 28 or less, an 8-10 around 30, a 12 around 32 and a 14-16 around 34. It’s rarely that exact of course and smaller sizes sometimes need to go up and larger to go down. I work in a large department store and we sell a variety of big brands, most of them run true to the band size equalling the underbust measurement. The only one that runs off is Playtex which tends to be big, which is odd given they still use the plus 4 method. The old measuring system was designed for the fabrics used in the past when there was less stretch and more rigid cottons etc. 
              The majority of people are in too big a back size and too small a cup. I’ve lost count of the number of people who come in wearing a 34B who are really a 30D for instance. So yeah, if she’s really a 38 this bra fitter will eat the 36F bra she’s wearing at the moment LOL!

    • Anonymous

      I can’t even focus on the hair without actually putting up my hand to block that hideous dress.  Even then, the picture doesn’t improve much.

      OUT.

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

      out. she looks inflated in this dress. the shoulder pads are horrible! she is so hot and this dress is so not.

    • Anonymous

      Great color, bad print, bad shoulders, good shoes (nice pickup of green from the dress without being too matchy), bad hair.  Seems like a tie vote but she just doesn’t look RIGHT to me–it’s all very loud & forced.  Sorry, Christina……OUT.

    • Anonymous

      That purple color is great for her, but I hate the pattern, hate the long sleeve and high neckline, she looks shapeless and bulky.  Out (but not an “OMG WHAT WERE YOU THINKING” out, more of a “decent try but keep working at it, we know you can do better” out)

    • Anonymous

      Out.  Crazy church lady dress.

    • Allyson Wells

      The hair doesn’t bother me much, but the dress is just so unflattering…she could do much better. OUT

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      In

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  This is the worst of the 1980′s down to the fake red hair.  UGH.

      • Anonymous

        LOL. In the ’80s, I had red hair (not exactly like this…sort of more pink) and a haircut like Rihanna was sporting at the Grammys.

    • sweetlilvoice

      Much improved again! In.

    • Jena Lohrbach

      OUT! Too ’80s secretary. (My thoughts exactly, by the way, even before I got to the options.)
       

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TQYSWCFF5PI6EQMDSHO6Q7ZKZM B

      she dressed well in the photos. But I like to see her curvy side with big breast. More big breast women can be found at largeloves . com

    • Anonymous

      She should be wearing Valentino.  Valentino likes women with boobies.

    • AWStevens

      Seriously, is her husband the guy who played Pedro in “Napoleon Dynamite”?
       

    • Anonymous

      Really?  Really?  Why can’t this poor woman dress herself?  It’s either tits-a-plenty or this.  Sad.

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

      I like that it fits, but otherwise this dress is so 80′s/90′s Mom style in all the worst possible ways. Hate it.

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

      I know I’m late to the party, but just have to say she looks like an extra in 9 to 5.