In or Out: Michelle Williams in Erdem

Posted on February 03, 2012

She’s one of our current style favorites, but the Bitter Kittens in our comments section had other ideas and all y’all have schooled us on her tendency to dress like a 6-year-old sometimes. We can see that, but we think she might be making the effort, now that she’s in full-on “I want that fucking Oscar” mode, to dress a little more grownup.

But probably no less twee.

 

Michelle Williams makes an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman in NYC in an Erdem dress paired with Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

Erdem Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Alice Cornish


LOVE. Little hearts are popping around our heads. What a great color palette. What a great shape. The whole thing is eye-catching and head-turning, but not showy in the slightest. We don’t think much in the way of jewelry was called for her, but a pair of earrings would have been nice. Also, the grey shoes were an interesting choice, we’ll give her that, but probably wouldn’t have ben our choice. This would have been a good time to pick among the least dominant colors in the garment (in this case a blue or yellow probably) and find a shade of shoe that complements that. Or just go to the opposite side of the color wheel and pick something red or orange for her feet. There’s a minuscule bit of red in the dress, so that would probably be our choice.  It’s kind of old school accessorizing, but this is an old school dress in a lot of ways. And speaking of old school, is she deliberately rocking the Marilyn lips? Because they don’t really suit her; not in this outfit.

To wrap it up: Great dress that looks smashing on her; too much lipstick; questionable shoes; and distressing (though understandable) lack of jewelry.

Vote Now!

 

IN! She’s a breath of fresh spring air in February!


OUT! Still twee as fuck.

 

In other bitchy news, Katherine Heigl was voted OUT because many kittens insisted they could see her underwear through her entirely opaque skirt. Also, because many kittens said they hate her.

[Photo Credit: WENN, elle.com]

    • Anonymous

      Yep, red shoes would have made it perfect. IN.

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

      The dress fits her perfectly.  An obvious IN

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

      OUT. Hate the dress. Hate the hair. Hate the bright red smear of liptstick.

      • Anonymous

        I’m so over that hair. And I think the dress is pretty, but makes her look like a school teacher at 8th grade graduation.

      • Jillian N

        I, too, am over the hair. Supposedly she’s keeping it because Heath liked it, but I’m a young widow so I get to say, honey, he wouldn’t want you to keep that hair forever. 

        • Anonymous

          Jillian, so sorry for your loss. The words “young” and “widow” together have got to be one of the saddest combinations I’ve ever heard.

          I’d not heard that rational for her hairstyle. It’s a highly irregular way of honoring the deceased if you ask me. 

          • http://twitter.com/pointlesswords jaymeglynn

             haha, yeah, it’s like, he died, through no fault of ours, so now we have to suffer through the same hairstyle for what, ten years, until she also decides there are better ways to honour someone’s memory? Uhhh, what?

    • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

      yeah she should have worn different shoes, but otherwise, this is fantastic.

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      In.
      Someone give me that dress!

    • Anonymous

      I love it. Don’t mind the grey shoes, although red would have been better. I keep going back and forth between wishing she’d kept the original collar and glad she ditched it.

      • http://twitter.com/Deac82 Mike M.

         In the runway photo I believe that the collar is a buttoned up shirt layered underneath the dress.

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

      She looks wonderful! Don’t love the lipstick, but it’s still a total IN!

    • Jessica Rowe

      mia farrow mia farrow mia farrow

      • Anonymous

        If she attempts a remake of Rosemary’s Baby I’m done with her. haha

    • http://profiles.google.com/clairehaley1 Claire Haley

      IN. And can I just say that I love what Erdem has been doing with floral prints the last few seasons?

    • http://twitter.com/Fibercrazed Sara

      Out. But I’m biased. She annoys the shit outta me.

      • Anonymous

        put me on that list too…

        • Anonymous

          Me too.

    • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija HU!

      I adore every inch of it. But then again, I love her twee style. IT’S NOT A BAD THING. Definite IN from me. 

      • Anonymous

        Seriously. People love to take digs at twee but there are far more egregious fashion statements one can make, no?

        • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija HU!

          Exactly. It’s not as if twee is exactly aesthetically offensive like some try and make it out to be – it can just be viewed as boring. I’d take boring over ugly any time, any day. 

    • Anonymous

      Very cute. She does tend to dress like a little girl sometimes, but not here. Can I say again that I just love this hair on her?
      I agree that the lipstick is maybe a little too harsh and also not loving those shoes here. I like yellow and gray together, but my choice with this dress would have been orange. And definitely some earrings. Or a bracelet. SOMETHING.  

    • Anonymous

      In. Dress looks better on her than on the model. (I like the altered neckline, too.) Also: reminds me of dresses my mom wore in the 70s, only prettier.

      • Anonymous

        I had the same exact thought, reminds me of something my mom wore in the 70′s.

    • Anonymous

      I didn’t see the show, but I’m betting she didn’t have to tug on the skirt or keep her hands firmly on her thighs to prevent her ladyparts from being exposed while seated. Lea Michelle, take note.

    • http://twitter.com/chylde bellalozza

      IN. Love dress, Emerald heels would have looked pretty. 

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

      I like it too, and I’d say the “3 year old” effect sometimes has more to do with her baby faced look more than the clothes.
      After years of reading TLO, I’m also on the side of prints now, and this one is gorge. IN

      • Anonymous

        The haircut contributes to the baby-face, too.  I don’t remember people complaining about the twee factor when her hair was longer and blonde.  Anyway, I love this look.  IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN. Love the dress and adore her style in general, but what I really covet is that complexion.

    • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

      LOVE LOVE LOVE. IN!

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      IN – love it and I think the neckline is much more flattering than with that weird shirt collar on the runway version.

    • Anonymous

      Total IN, and I think the red lip was a good idea; prevents her from being too Gosh-I’m-a-shrinking-violet-in-a-floral-dress.

    • Anonymous

      Love.  Personally, I don’t think twee is a bad thing, and she pulls it off so well.  The print looks fabulous on her and I prefer the altered neckline to the runway version. 

    • Terence Ng

      IN. She looks great.

    • Ceur -

      In.

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

      Urgh. I do not get the hype with this one. Still, I guess she’s IN. She doesn’t look bad, I’m just tired of her.

    • Anonymous

      Just love it, I agree about the lipstick and that it’s too much, but it’s nice to see her in it, confusing. Anyway, j’adore…although I hope if she does win the Oscar that I won’t hate her this time next year :( This is what happened with me and Natalie Portman. God I hope she makes a good film soon. 

      • Anonymous

        Forgot to write: INNY IN IN!

      • Anonymous

        I haven’t seen the movie, so this is not meant to cast any shade on MW.  But it would seem unfair for MW to win an Oscar for playing Marilyn Monroe, when the divine Ms. Monroe never did — it memory serves (and, lately, it doesn’t).

    • butter nut

      so fucking IN! this is my favorite thing shes worn.  age appropriate, stylish, chic & so ‘her’, but a more serious ‘her’. love it!

      eta – the shoes should have been leather, not suede & closed-toe, not peep-toe. but who cares. she looks great.

    • Carol Ostrowski

      IN.  I applaud a young actress who doesn’t feel like she needs to show the world her goods on late night television.

      • Anonymous

        Amen – my first thought was “she won’t have to hold her hands over her private parts the entire interview.”

    • Aly Light

      Am I the only one who can’t tell her from Carey Mulligan these days?

      • Anonymous

        Nope, there’s two of us.

    • Anonymous

      She looks good so IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UH5XQGXDKLXDSVGB626B53KXBA linda

      in

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

      IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  Love that dress.  The accessories are questionable, but the dress makes up for it.

    • Anonymous

      Breath of fresh Spring air! Lady like In.

    • Anonymous

      IN for me! pity about those shoes, though. I wonder how this would’ve looked with the collar on her. Too “Rosemary’s Baby”?

    • Anonymous

      In.  The dress is perfect.  The shoes could be better, but are not offensive (I would go with red as well).  I don’t like the lip.  Overall, though, she looks great.

    • Anonymous

      In! Love this dress on her. The cut is mature, but the pattern is fun and lively. I do wish she had kept the collar from the runway version. I think it adds a funky, unexpected element.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1360913487 Amanda Herriott Welliver

      IN.   It works for her.   And I love the shoe choice, with the lip and nail polish as that pop of red from the print.

    • Tashina Savage

      She’s my current style favorite as well! So IN! I need this dress!

    • Anonymous

      Pretty, but WAY out of season.  Save it for April.  IN, though.

    • Anonymous

      In.  It is a little twee, but the fit like a glove, and the red lips move it out of cutesy land.  Had this had a flouncy skirt it would have been out, but it’s not bad at all.

    • Anonymous

      IN. I love this dress and I love it on her. I like the lipstick choice and I think it woulda been too much to pull a color out of the dress for shoes…I like the grey. Not twee! Totally cute.

    • Anonymous

      What a beautiful dress (although I prefer the Mandarin collar, I understand why she/they thought it wouldn’t suit her)! You’re right: boring shoes (where a bright shoe would have been brilliant); needs a bracelet or earrings; unfortunate lipstick decision. Some demerits, but still an IN.

    • Anonymous

      She should have kept the collar. 

      And if she does not snap out of that pixie soon I’ll never like her again.  

    • Anonymous

      IN. Adorable.

    • Anonymous

      In. Love the dress, don’t like the shoes and something about her just makes me want to pinch her or something. I don’t even know why she irritates me, but she does.

    • Anonymous

      I can understand her decision to ditch the original collar, but was that the one design element that kept this from sliding into Upscale Suburban Matron territory?
      I do love the fabric, however, and it’s miles from her usual choices.

      Disagree somewhat with TLo on the shoe question: I’d go beyond a pump, even a different colored one, toward a shoe with a little design interest (the model’s shows the way).  MW certainly has the leg-to-foot proportion and racehorse ankles to make it work.
      And a slightly more special shoe might enhance what is in fact special about the dress.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      I hate the lipstick but still, overall it’s a definite IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN. Her style in a grown up way. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Francesca-Lagmay/7609751 Francesca Lagmay

      LOVE– IN obviously. 

    • Anonymous

      She may want that Oscar, but it has Viola Davis’ name written all over it this year.

      Nice try with that dress, though. IN.

    • Anonymous

      An IN for me.

    • Brad and Anne White

      I like it but not for February. I just can’t get over the Mia Farrow, Rosemary Baby hair (which, I adore). But not All. The. Time.  
      IN because I don’t want to fight. It’s Friday, she gets a pass.

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

      IN though a little couch-ish.

    • Anonymous

      Love it with the changed neckline, I want this in my closet! IN.

    • Anonymous

      I love that dress, hate the shoes. 

      In (but leave those shoes out!)

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

      In. Agree with your analysis but maybe the lips are meant to stand in for the recommended red shoes? Anyway, I think she looks polished. 

    • R. L.

      IN!  She looks cool and refreshing.  I hate the lipstick but it is a minor quibble. 

    • Anonymous

      I agree that the lipstick and shoes detract from the look, but overall the dress looks good on her, so IN.  (This may be the first IN I’ve given her and it’s not a ‘Wow, she looks great! in, but rather ‘it looks just this side of okay’.)

    • Lattis

      Love it. Everything about this outfit is so spare – almost minimalist – but also feminine. Except the lip color. She’s definitely IN – just wish the lips weren’t so loud.

      Would this be a good look on Michelle Obama?

    • Anonymous

      At least the shoes weren’t nude. But that makeup ages her something awful. I’m really on the fence on this one. I’ll give it an IN, but just barely.

    • http://twitter.com/mcglory13 mcglory13

      In. This is a good balance between her tendency to dress twee and looking like a grown up. I’m glad the collar is changed from the model’s version. 

    • CQAussie

      I love the colours on this dress but I think she should have left on the collar like on the model.  I like the shoes.  IN – she looks chic and classic.  

    • CQAussie

      I love the colours on this dress but I think she should have left on the collar like on the model.  I like the shoes.  IN – she looks chic and classic.  

    • Anonymous

      I do like the dress as it reminds me of my grandmother.  I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry but I’m over it…the twee look, the haircut…in fact it’s starting to annoy me. I vote out.

    • Laurie Bergman

      IN, for all the reasons you state.  I don’t hate the lipstick as much as I do the shoes.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P5HNP4MUD3ZNKTM5F2WQDDLZ4U BarbaraW

      Out. Way too much “ladies who lunch.”Also, I really, really, really hate the lipstick.

    • emily mcginnis

      In. This dress is perfect for her.

    • Anonymous

      Very much an IN. And I actually really like the grey shoes with the dress. They’re an unexpected choice that work. She’s damn gorgeous.

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

      love. hate that lipstick, so few women can rock a strong red lip without looking silly. love. love. love. everything else. in obviously.

    • Anonymous

      In

    • Anonymous

      I’m a bit torn.  I love the dress, and I think it looks fantastic on her, but the devil’s in the details.  I don’t like the shoes, and I hate the lipstick.  I’d also like to see some jewelry, maybe a coctail ring/bracelet/necklace?  I don’t know.  I think I have to say OUT.  She looks great, but the dress is doing most of the work.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t know.. She is almost styled like the model ( the shoes are different ), even the lipstick is the same. I would of given her an in if they would of put more effort into it by making it her own and away from the runway model by adding accessories and changing the shoe. 

    • Anonymous

      Love. IN.

    • Roey Thorpe

      Out.  Looks like Monet barfed all over her.

    • Jasmine Moten

      She just seems so blah…

    • Anonymous

      I love that she dresses beautifully without showing too much skin. I suppose the word is “modest”, but she can still look sexy at the same time. I think she looks great!   IN!

    • Anonymous

      IN!! I would have loved the red shoes but I don’t hate the grey in concept -I see it as sort of a winter choice. The shoes themselves are not my favorite. I think the dress is a perfect fit but yes I.m missing the earrings and a ring. 

    • Anonymous

      Definitely IN. But burn those shoes dammit! Hate them. Softer lips and different shoes and it’d be close to perfect.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, way IN, although I’m with you on the shoes.

    • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

      I’m not a fan of the shoes for this outfit, but the rest is pure, undiluted fabulosity.  IN!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

      She’s done a great job of channelling her love for twee into an outfit that looks classy at the same time.  I can’t disagree on the lipstick or jewelry (the shoes don’t bother me), but still:  IN.  Maybe just because I want that dress in my closet so much.

    • Anonymous

      Love it; however I would never be caught in peep-toe shoes – I despise them.

    • Anonymous

      IN. Love it. I generally love her style, but this is a great way to upgrade it from overly twee to more mature while still maintaining a certain whimsical quality.

    • MilaXX

      IN, I think the lip is too bold for this look, but perhaps she was trying to make this more modern by going so bold. I like the dress on her. Since she removed the collar, I don’t think I would have liked a red shoe with this dress. The grey shoes are okay, but not great. I’d be interested to see a varying shade of blue or yellow. I have 7 holes in my ears so of course I think an earring would have been nice. Overall nice look.

    • Anonymous

      Original and lovely.  In!

    • http://twitter.com/mirrormirrorxx Paola Thomas

      I wish she hadn’t changed the neckline. The extra red near the face of the model makes the lipstick work much better. And I do love the model’s shoes. So it’s a very qualified in for me.  A lovely dress which suits her perfectly but not well styled at all. 

      And yes she does need to wear earrings a lot more often because she so often goes out looking like a freshly-scrubbed, moon-faced six year old choirboy with lipstick. Which is so not a good look.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  Her style isn’t to my personal taste (goes back to that twee factor), but she looks great in that dress.

    • Anonymous

      Heigl is out because many minions say they hate her!! You guys crack me up!! Need to stop laughing at my desk.

      Michele Williams is just so yawn-inducing, I don’t know, the definition of vanilla. I think this is fine. In. But I just don’t care. So maybe OUT?

      • Anonymous

        I know. I kinda don’t care either and could go either way with an OUT or IN. However, I do like the runway chick’s look better because it has that little collar thingy going on with subtle touches of red which are picked up in her makeup.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julianne-Mullikin/100000099104784 Julianne Mullikin

      IN

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

      IN.  No way is that twee.  It has sleeves and completely covers her ass and thighs.  

    • Sara__B

      IN, and I’m usually not a fan. (Now if she would use another expression or two during her photo ops…)

    • Anonymous

      IN!  Despite the horrible shoes and too-red lips.  It’s a beautiful dress and very sit-and-chat-appropriate.

    • Anonymous

      In, but with a demerit for the shoes, somewhat because of the color, but also because the peep toe is not very attractive.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  Her look is sooo much better than the Rachel McAdams white chopped off christening gown of yesterday.  I continue to love that she looks sports a lady like look!

    • Anonymous

      Nope, still twee as fuck. 

      • Anonymous

        i don’t agree with you, but had to give you a like for the phrase “twee as fuck”, which I shall now steal :)

    • Judy_J

      In, In, and IN!  I LOVE this dress, and it suits her to a T.

    • http://dentsdelait.tumblr.com/ Nancy Marion

      IN! I’d proclaim her the mayor of Cute Village except those shoes give me agita. Needs some red.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Why do you love her so much?!? (she whines and throws her arms in the air) 

      The dress calls to mind my genteel 85 year old godmother, Fifi, from Mobile, AL. No really, it’s true. My godmother’s name IS Fifi and she’s from Mobile. 

    • Scott Isaacs

      She IS a breath of fresh spring air in February. Also still twee as fuck. You nailed it on both statements.

      But the bottom line here is that she looks positively adorable. The lack of jewelry does make her look younger, but it works. I think bling might actually work against her in this case. Don’t have a problem with the lips…adds the right pop. Shoes are regrettable, and just mutter Eeyore while the rest…well, you said it. Breathes a fresh spring breeze.

      IN. 

    • Hillary Matlin

      Does anyone else find that her arms look frankenstein’s monster long? Other than that, for the love of god woman, a pair of earrings would make this so much better. 80% in 20% out.

    • Maria Figueroa

      Out. That is one hideous dress.

    • Anonymous

      lower case in. Now that I’ve read your post, I want to see her in orange shoes – or something more interesting than those grey ones. But I was happy she didn’t wear the shoes on the model. Those were hiddy.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE. IT.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  You are so right about a deep red shoe.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, she’s wearing too much lipstick, but otherwise she looks great.  IN

    • Anonymous

      IN, but i like the shoes the model had on better. This a grown up “twee” dress.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      In, love everything but the lipstick.

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      Perfection. She knows herself, and really, she’s dressing for the pixie cut these days anyway. Which is a genius way to say: “that Marilyn hair from the movie was a wig.” Imagine is she was trying to rock that and hour-glass ensembles instead?

    • http://profiles.google.com/alison.sigman Alison Sigman

      IN!!! Love the grey shoes! 

    • Anonymous

      I like the red lipstick, though I think she looks better in orangey-red lipstick than blue-red.

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

      Don’t care for the lipstick or the shoes, but otherwise, IN

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

      Props for going on the Letterman show and NOT putting her tits on display. 

      IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  I want the gray shoes!

      And, as a Southern chick, can I say how much I love that you used the plural of “y’all” :  All y’all!

    • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

      That dress is perfect on her. (Also, I love her). So very IN.

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

      I love the grey shoes! But, I do own like 7 pairs of grey shoes… IN! 

    • Anonymous

      love it IN

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

      IN. She doesn’t usually do it for me, but I love this dress!!

      My honey and I have tix to see Letterman next week – am excited to see who the guest is.

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

      IN! She looks fantastic! Shoes and lipstick are minor quibbles, as far as I’m concerned.

    • margaret meyers

      IN.  Ladylike and sophisticated.  We can’t have all the celebrities dressing like call girls.

    • Anonymous

      95% of the population would look bad in this, but it’s an IN for her. Although agreed on all the caveats, except maybe the jewelry.

    • Anonymous

      IN, I love that print. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=745465637 Nellie Wilson

      It suits her to a T. When I scrolled down and saw the shoes, I thought “Red would have been nicer”. Thanks for agreeing! IN.

    • Anonymous

      Definitely “in” here — love, love, LOVE the dress!!

    • Elias Pineda

      INNN

    • Anonymous

      I don’t love her.  This is my favorite thing ever on her I think. (in)

    • Anonymous

      A reluctant IN because I love the dress, but nothing else – not the lips, shoes, or cap hair.

    • http://twitter.com/emiliohodoggio Emily H

      IN!  I don’t mind the lipstick as much as you, TLo.

    • Anonymous

      I actually like it, but I REFUSE to give her an In until she actually smiles with teeth. So out. But even I have to admit the girl looks amazing.

    • Anonymous

      IN. I love the dress and I unabashedly love Michelle’s brand of beauty.

    • Anonymous

      IN! How about thinking of the red red lips as accessories (filling in for the missed earrings)?

    • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

      IN.  This looks like a dress my grandmother would have worn in the 50s, which is a compliment because she had good taste and lived in the south so it was spot on.

    • Anonymous

      LOVE! In. 

    • Kris Bruneau

      In.  I love it!  And I actually rather like the grey shoes.  They prevent the look from screaming spring like it would with a more colorful shoe.  

    • Anonymous

      Solid IN.  Love this on her!  Hate the grey shoes but I’d like to think that the choice was made to not go with a more vibrant color to deflect the “hey! It’s February!” comments from the Minion Opinionate.

    • Anonymous

      IN. I know she can overstep into twee at times, but I have no problem with modest and pretty. 

    • Susan Crawford

      IN. Not usually a fan of Michelle’s fairyland look, but this is really pretty awesome. I really don’t love the lipstick – a softer, more rosy pink might have been more flattering, but she’s reminding us all that she played Monroe, I guess. And at least she didn’t do the current tangerine or neon orange lip color that is making the rounds. Now THAT is some scary shit!

    • Anonymous

      Still a bit on the twee side, but that dress is beautiful and fits her perfectly.  Red shoes would have been a SO In, but as it is, she’s still an In.

    • Anonymous

      IN for dress.

      hate her lipstick and dislike her shoes.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  She always looks twee because of her hair – no matter what she wears, she still looks like a pixie.

      • Anonymous

        I LOVE her hair.  Come on, she’s not sporting eight yards of extensions. Her haircut suits her!

    • Anonymous

      In, love the unique look she always brings!

    • Anonymous

      Out…she looks like she wrapped herself in a Monet.  I like the shape and I actually like the shoes, but the dress reads Minnie Pearl to me.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBZQXGWCTBDTAZMEM4S2EJUNUQ Katie

      IN. I am currently enchanted with Erdem stuff and she looks great in it. 

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

      IN. Love the shoe choice.

    • Anonymous

      Cute and adorable. IN!

    • Anonymous

      IN. Love the dress, love it on her, looks like she loves it too. I can deal with the shoes, hate the lips. I hope she gets her Oscar just so she can stop being “Heath Ledger’s pseudo-widow” in most people’s minds. As much as I dislike her, she is a very good actress.

    • Anonymous

      Grandmother’s couch.  It just needs a doily.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      IN.  Also, I think the grey shoes were the best choice for this.

    • Anonymous

      I went to a garden party…
      …ya can’t please everyone, so ya got to please yourself

      Love that song, it popped into my head immediately. Love the colors and the flowers on this dress. But I don’t love the dress. I think it’s too matronly on her, hem and sleeves too long, neckline needed to be more interesting. I strongly dislike the redredred lips with it. I want those shoes though. It’s a toss up.

      Sorry, Michelle, Out.

    • Anonymous

      In.

    • Anonymous

      Love her. Love the hair, love the outfit, love her style — even if it sometimes veers into twee. She’s fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      Out. It’s couch material! 1970s grandmother couch material!

    • oohsparkley!

      In. 

    • Anonymous

      IN IN IN!!!!
      hearts popping for me too and for those fabulous gray shoes imo!! 

    • Anonymous

      OUT  It is simply not possible to make a print like this youthful.  She looks like a young girl in her grandmother’s over tailored dress.

    • Anonymous

      Spring is here.  Suh-p’ring is here.  Life is skittles and life is beer.

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

      In! She looks like Spring!

    • Anonymous

      Out.  This dress, while it uses beautiful colors, just screams the 70′s to me in its cut and print.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      Out. It’s a great dress, but all in all, it’s not a great look.

    • Anonymous

      In. She looks stunning.

    • Anonymous

      In – FOR HER – she does nada for me. Ive said it before if Renee Z and Kidman had a daughter – this would be her. And I dont mean that as a compliment. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

      She looks perfectly proportioned; I’d love to know what those things are on the model’s ankles.  Fabric bracelets that match the dress?  They look pretty cool to me.

    • http://twitter.com/lauralexis Laura

      IN, with bonus points for wearing an appropriate-length dress to a talk show.

      • Anonymous

        Lea? Lea, honey? Are you listening?

    • Anonymous

      I think she looks lovely. I’m sort of wondering if the ghost of Frank Sinatra is going to come wafting in and try to marry her, however. Or the ghost of Rodney Harrington.

    • Anonymous

      These:  http://www.zappos.com/multiview/7536389/23610   -and-  These: http://www.tiffany.com/Shopping/Item.aspx?fromGrid=1&sku=22417312&mcat=148204&cid=287464&search_params=s+5-p+9-c+287464-r+101323339-x+-n+6-ri+-ni+0-t+ -and- IN

    • Anonymous

      In.  She looks garden party gorgeous.

    • Anonymous

      IN. Fabulous. And I think the lip color is pitch-perfect. The gray shoes are a good choice in the abstract, but her skin tone is too pink for them. As for jewelry, I would have loved a simple Bakelite bangle — too literal?

    • Anonymous

      LOVELOVELOVELOVE!!
      So IN I can’t even stand it.

    • Anonymous

      IN!!  Agreed, minor tweaks would have perfected this.  Shoe color, Softer lip and earrings.  Love,love love her hair.  Wish I had the confidence to rock the pixie cut!

    • Lexie

      In! I assume the heavier than usual makeup is because of the bright tv lighting? That dress fits her like a dream though. A cobalt shoe would have made this a WERQ in my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      In.  She’s so cute here.

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

      Lovin’ it. So rare when an actress can wear something so( what’s the word, prim maybe?) conservative-ish and have it look not just okay and not boring, but fashionable and flattering. i don’t mind the red lipstick, but I agree about the earrings, making a cute oversized stud. IN

    • Anonymous

      IN, cause the outfit’s okay and that’s good enuf. My thing with Michelle Williams is that in her face i see a little old lady waiting to breakout.

    • http://twitter.com/dulcian dulcian

      IN. The overall look is good, and that is definitely her dress!

      Shoes are just OK.  I’m actually fine with the lip color but I wish it (and the rest of her face) weren’t so heavy and shiny.  The same makeup palette but more matte and with a lighter touch would be perfect.

    • Anonymous

      In.

      The shoes and lips are minor annoyances.

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

      In. No one does colorful floral prints nowadays quite like Erdem.

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

      inininininin this dress is AMAZING 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

      IN! Chic, cheerful, and more flattering (though less interesting) with the modified neckline.

    • Anonymous

      In, despite the shoes.

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

      Love it.  She looks really beautiful.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      That is a lovely dress, and she looks beautiful in it.  Agree on the need for different shoes, and wish she’d stop with the full on red lips.  Still, IN.

    • Anonymous

      In, with a navy shoe, and some diamond earrings

    • Anonymous

      IN. She looks grown-up and fashionable.

    • Joyce VG

      a Springy IN!

    • tylka5

      Love! Want to wear it and have fabulous red shoes to go with it just waiting!

    • Anonymous

      I like this dress a lot and I like it on her, but I want to reach through my screen and fluff up her hair. She looks like a boy with lipstick and a dress.

    • Anonymous

      IN. Although I like the original dress with the collar much better.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a

      I liked the original collar on the dress better–I looked at her, thought something was missing, and then was very not surprised to see that the neckline had been altered.  But I’ll still give her an IN.

    • Anonymous

      Out. I’m so over the prim hair and styles she’s been wearing in recent year.

    • vmcdanie

      In. Classy but still visually interesting. Don’t like the lipstick but so what.

      Also, she is the anti-Heigl. 

    • Allison Woods

      I have to disagree with my uncles. Needs styling!

      Sorry Shelly, you’ve got a good idea…..

    • Anonymous

      In! Lovely in every way.

    • Anonymous

      Yawn. I love you guys, but I swear that one of my kid’s elementary school teachers was wearing this same dress the other day. Out.

      • Anonymous

        I thought Miss Frizzle.

      • Anonymous

        Wow.  Elementary school teachers are fabulous these days, yes?

    • Anonymous

      IN – really beautiful

    • Anonymous

      In. Love that she doesn’t try to look like every one else.

    • Anonymous

      Very pretty spring dress. Does anyone own winter clothes these days besides JLo?

    • Anonymous

      In. Agree she needs earrings and maybe better shoes.

    • AWStevens

      This is the softer side of Sears.

      OUT

    • Anonymous

      IN!

    • Anonymous

      I like. IN.

    • Anna Tree

      IN. IN. IN.

    • Martha Deutsch

      In. Glad she ditched the collar on the runway version.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, that dress looks like my old Aunt’s couch. OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      IN. I love her. and i also love this outfit.

    • Anonymous

      IN. I really like this. I don’t think many others in Hollywood could pull this off without looking really stupid or costumey; she just looks ladylike, which is exactly her look at its best.

      I like the idea of gray shoes, but I wish they were different gray shoes. Classic pointy pumps please, with no platform or a smaller one; and maybe in a darker shade. I agree that an orangey red could have been really great, though, or a cobalt blue. And I’d rather see a bracelet than earrings, personally, but when I had short hair I always felt like earrings were a bit awkward, all hanging out there by themselves, so I come to that question with bias.

      I know I’m nitpicking on and on, but really, I like this! I swear.

    • Amy Ellinger

      IN! i can ignore the shoes.

    • Lisa

      I’ll say IN, although not by much.  The shape of the dress is fantastic, so no issues there.  The print is where I run into a possible issue.  From far away, TWEE.  But once you get close up, you get to see the wonderful Monet-like quality of it.  So yes, more pluses than minuses.

    • Anonymous

      IN

    • http://twitter.com/Bloodisea Barbora

      IN

    • Anonymous

      Love the dress.  Love that she had the collar taken off.  A grey shoe with more blue in it, or a blue shoe, would have been better, or the red that you suggested,  but I think she looks great.  A big IN

    • Anonymous

      Keeping the collar would have made it less matronly, but she looks great.  IN

    • Anonymous

      that an IN no question about it.

    • http://pissiechrissie.tumblr.com/ Chrissie

      SO IN!
      Flawless look; I love this.
      I’ve coveted this dress since I saw it yesterday.

    • Anonymous

      IN. Although I’m getting tired of her hair.

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

      IN! It’s easier to correct make-up than a wardrobe.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t get over how much I loathed her in Dawson’s Creek. I find her to be a total lightweight as an actress. However, this is beyond IN for me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=752723262 Jennifer Snoek-Brown

      IN! Everything here is super-flattering. Love the strawberry blonde hair, love the red lips (sorry Tom & Lorenzo!), love the dress. I agree, red shoes would have been the ultimate touch.

    • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

      IN. Adorable.

    • Anonymous

      IN.  she is just really getting right for me lately.

    • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

      Oh my god, I actually squee’d when I saw her. In.

      Agree about the shoes, although a different gray shoe may have worked. Is she allergic to earrings? Seriously.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Adams/1143985903 Sarah Adams

      Meh. It’s not bad. I just keep thinking Doris Day did it better, cuter, and classier. 

    • Anonymous

      In. She looks stunning.

    • Anonymous

      Horribly seasonally inappropriate.  OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I’m glad the collar went walkabout and I am generally a fan of prints but boy, this one keeps reminding me of old upholstery.  And I HATE those shoes, they are beyond blah.  OUT.  And I’m wondering: Now that she’s done the Marilyn biopic, is she gunning for Doris Day?  Rosemary Clooney?  Jayne Mansfield? 

    • Anonymous

      J’adore the dress!!! Madly!! But GAWD, blot yer damn lips, girl! They look like those big wax ones. Since the shoes are not quite right, she really blew it with the PeeWee Herman blush and the wax lips, and she didn’t do anything about accessorizing, and because it’s seasonally inappropriate, I give her an OUT. The dress is perfection, though.

    • Anonymous

      Out. Love the print and I think she did the right thing for herself by losing the collar. Unfortunately, losing the collar turned a nice dress into a boring one. The collar also made the poppy red lips on the model work, but without it any shade of red lips don’t make sense. It still amazes me how Michelle Williams can manage to look both little girly and matronly at the same time.

    • Anonymous

      Utterly In.  Love her hair.  Too many women hide behind their hair.  

      • Anonymous

        I totally agree. That’s why I hate extensions!

    • Anonymous

      It’s  probably the best she has ever looked. Almost perfect, big IN!!

    • Anonymous

      In. I love the red lips, and I think the shoes are a great choice. I wish I could wear my hair that short!

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      Grey suede pumps are perfect for spring imo

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

      In.  She looks great and a bit less twee.

    • http://www.facebook.com/vsticker Vera E Sticker

      IN. She looks fresh and adorable. She looks better in that dress than the model does.

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

      I think she shouldn’t have removed the collar, and a different pair of shoes would’ve made it perfectly splendid. Having said that, she does look very sweet and comfortable. In!

    • Anonymous

      IN, with reservations.  I think the dress is kinda weird.  Like it looks like a ladies who lunch dress, but who wears sequins to lunch?  I think the dress itself is schizophrenic, so I can’t decide.

      But she looks great, and so therefore, in.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  i love the print, but the dress looks like mom’s easter dress.  all she needs is the bonnet.  and i hate those clunky gray suede shoes.  in that color they really look like hooves (hoofs?). and that lipstick- yikes!

    • Anonymous

      Love, also. Including the red lipstick. It’s nice and cheery and tempers the somber vibe she so often exudes. In!

    • Anonymous

      i can still vote, yes? IN! i love erdem. only the lips are a little much.

    • Anonymous

      In.

    • Anonymous

      In!  Totally agree about the shoes tho.

    • http://tinyglimpses.blogspot.com Meg P. W.

      IN. Snaps for working the Mia-Farrow-in-Rosemary’s-Baby look (though I’d have gone with a lighter lipstick).

    • Anonymous

      IN. Don’t like the shoes with this, but the dress, hair, and makeup are all fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      She will forever be an OUT to me until she does something with her hair.

      That combined with her tendency to wear little girl dresses makes her look more and more age inappropriate the older she gets.

    • Ruth Gottesman

      In! I love a floral and that’s a really pretty one. I’m OK with grey shoes but I think it would be better if they were a paler grey. I’m surprised nothing about wearing such a springtime dress in the drab winter month of Feb didn’t get mentioned. 

    • http://vvatima.livejournal.com/ murt

      IN – I like the makeup too – picks up on the red/orange in the dress in a subtle way.

    • Anonymous

      IN. Hate the make-up; love everything else. Very cute and chic.

    • Anonymous

      In! She looks lovely. 

    • http://chocoholiccynic.blogspot.com Ina Partosa

      IN! Do we even need to discuss why?

    • Anonymous

      I love a beautiful dress and this is one.  She looks great.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Je le regrette, however. I think she’s incredibly talented but dresses like my 88 year old granny. All she needs are the rolled-down stockings and the nursie shoes. 

    • Anonymous

      I wish they would have kept eh collar, but IN.

    • Anonymous

      IN! she just looks lovely

    • http://twitter.com/rgmx Mercy

      Perfect.  In.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      Hoof. Shoes.

      Seriously, red would have been such a chic choice!

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

      I think she’s IN.  The look is understated, and perhaps a bit too much so, but for an appearance like this (talk show rather than celebrity-stacked red carpet) that is the direction to err.

      Re: Heigl: Sorry, TLo, she’s always out to me because her face makes me want to punch it.  I usually recuse myself from voting on her, though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713709401 Randy Noak

      Hate it. She looks like my grandmother’s throw pillow.