This is a look that brings out our inner Karen Walker, which, let’s face it, always lurks mere microns under the surface. We see something like this and we just want to blurt out, “Honey, what’s going on here? What’s all this?”
January Jones attends the premiere of Jules Massenet‘s Manon at The Metropolitan Opera House in NYC in an YSL gown.
Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Daria Strokous (WOMEN)
We just think she overthinks it so often. If there’s one consistent mistake she makes, it’s that. She’s improved her style tremendously during her time in the public eye and she’s even occasionally managed to get us to reconsider our long-held opinion that she should shy away from anything edgy, but when it comes down to it, half the time, we just look at her, sigh, and ask “Why, January. Just … why?”
Which isn’t to say that this is bad. We love this dress, in fact. It’s dramatic, it has an interesting shape, and the slit keeps it sexy. It just seems like … too much dress for her. She’s gorgeous, but she doesn’t have quite the bearing or stature to pull off a dress like this. We really like it from certain angles, but from straight on it looks a little monk-like on her.
Jan, toss this dress into the ocean where it will wash up in front of Angelina Jolie’s house. This shit’s right up her alley. So to speak.
[Photo Credit: Getty, elle.com]