In or Out: Ginnifer Goodwin in Jonathan Saunders

Posted on March 05, 2012

In fashion, as in life, it’s often best if one knows one’s limitations and strives to work within the boundaries of them. This has always been our issue with Ginnifer. Well… that, and the fact that it always takes two tries to type her name correctly. Did we ever tell you that we knew we were fashion bloggers the first time we spelled “Giambattista Valli” without looking it up and we knew we were celebrity bloggers the first we did the same thing with “Scarlett Johansson?” Just one of those little factoids we’ve learned not to blurt out at cocktail parties because everyone looks at us funny when we do.


Ginnifer Goodwin attends The Paley Center For Media’s PaleyFest 2012 Honoring ‘Once Upon A Time’ in Beverly Hills in a Jonathan Saunders dress.

Jonathan Saunders Pre-Fall 2012 Collection

She always wants to be Fashion-with-a-capital-F and we keep telling her, girl that’s not your style. She’s got the sweetest good-girl looks but she keeps wrapping them up in bitchy fashionista styles that don’t suit her. We feel like this is an attempt to go for something simpler; something feminine and basic that will work well with her looks. It’s almost there. We really love this dress and we like the idea of it on her because the shape and the colors work so well for her. But it’s funny; the shape changes dramatically when it’s on her – and we don’t think it has anything to do with size. She is, after all, practically model-sized herself. Those shoulders and arms are doing all kinds of weird things when the dress is on her, suddenly looking bulky in the top half.  And frankly, a belt was a terrible idea here. The dress doesn’t need one and the one she’s wearing couldn’t possibly be a worse choice for it. We suspect if you remove that belt, the top half falls on her more the way it’s supposed to, instead of bunching up and giving her bodybuilder arms and shoulders.

We don’t even care about the Payless shoes. We do, however, care about the eyeshadow. Sweetie, you look like you applied it with a highlighter.


Vote Now!


IN! Sweet, colorful, and feminine!

OUT! Hey, wasn’t that the Brady Bunch’s couch?


The PUFs tried their best to be polite about Flo Welch’s wallpaper suit, but ultimately, they couldn’t give it anything but a big ol’ OUT.


[Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images,]

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  • Definitely a step in the right direction for our Ginnifer.  Lose the belt, honey.  Its doesn’t suit the dress, and doesn’t help the fit at all, as our Esteemed Hosts just remarked.  And you might want to think about growing out the pixie do.  So, that said, sorry hon,….out.

    • Ruth Preston

      So glad another of the BKs feels the same way I do about the pixie cut. She looks like a ten year-old boy. Wearing a lampshade from Maude’s rumpus room. 

      •  I won’t deny its a flattering cut for her face shape. granted.  But its a super youthful look that starts getting tooth ache inducingly twee really fast.

      • Anathema_Device

        I think she just needs to tousle it a little. I wore variations on the pixie for many years, but I usually varied the styling. I never would have gone with hair that flat with that dress.

    • StillGary

      That haircut makes her head look like a bowling ball — she and Michelle Williams should just let Carey Mulligan have it already.

    • Agree with everything  you said except the comment about the hair. While I think she could and should vary the style, the cut itself looks fantastic on her. I suspect she doesn’t have a clue about how to work with her hair.

      I love her so much, and she’s so gorgeous (looking at her now, it seems absurd that she played the unpopular, supposedly unattractive high school girl on Ed). I wish she made better fashion choices. I hate to do this, but OUT.

      •  Oh I like the cut on her too.  It’s just starting to wear thin for me. Besides it leaves her little latitude for changing the look up on short notice without major intervention.  Its not a very flexible style.  As for as not having a clue about how to work with her hair, there are acres of stylists out there who would be happy to have a job.

  • IN. I don’t mind the belt. I usually don’t like the way she looks but I love this. However. I am tired of her pixie hair. Do not like. 

  • piecesofconfetti

    IN. Although I think the dress is doing weird things on her, I do like what she’s going for.

    I kind of dig the eyeliner,too. I think it looks pretty.

    • Yeah, the eyeliner’s pretty cool. The rest of her make-up is nicely toned down, and the liner gives it a great little bit of color. (I cannot say “pop of color”. After a season of It’s a Brad, Brad World, I’ll be happy if I never hear or see that term again.)

      • Derek_anny

         You could quote Nathan Lanes’ Albert from Birdcage.  “One must have a hint of color” with a slight push on the word hint.

  • Anathema_Device

    Wow. The belt is absolutely awful with that, isn’t it? You are so right. Turquoise pumps would have elevated this look by several notches.

    I do like the dress and I like it on her. I’ll be generous and give her an In, but only because it is a step in the right direction.

    • Snailstsichr

      Ohhh – I love the idea of turquoise pumps! That color would have been much better in shoes than in eye shadow.

      • shirab

        Looks like she went with turquoise toenail polish, so she was on the right track at least.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I was trying to decide on the right shoe–turquoise would be gorgeous!

    • Celandine1

      oh yes, turquoise shoes would have been an inspired choice that would have elevated this to an in. it’s so close and definitely a major step in the right direction. 

  • AwwwTrouble

    No!  Out!  Sigh, you’re right, a step in the right direction, btu no.  It’s the belt – what was she thinking?  

  • Oh, I love Ginnifer but I just don’t love that short hair. Too twee for me.

  • JanieS

    Out. She looks lumpy, and the colors are eurgh.

  • She doesn’t look crazy about it herself – that’s not helping.  It’s a weird dress in a weird color.  OUT.

    • RebeccaKW

       I think maybe she’s trying to give fierce model face, like Victoria Beckham, but she doesn’t have it.  I’m the same way-if I’m not smiling or partially smiling, I have an angry look to my face.

  • nancylee61

    I really like the print on the dress, that fabric is really cool! The shape around the waist is odd. It is doing odd things to her body.

  • Out. like you said, the dress fits poorly on her and it’s making her look bigger than usual.

  • Out. As you have pointed out, the fit in the shoulders and sleeves (what is it with me and armscye fits lately?) is all wonky. GET IT ALTERED! It’s a gorgeous dress, though.

    •  Wow, great eye Sarah!  She has a bit more up front than the model and its pulling the armseye cut out of true.  Though to be really picky about it, the sleeves tops are cut in one with the bodice panel, so the fit is going to be a totally different animal from the usual armseye.

      • muzan-e

        I suspect it’s partially because they’ve pulled the neckline down a few critical inches without adjusting the sleeves to compensate. It really looks to me like the shoulder is hitting her… well, below the shoulder.  Given that she’s a tiny thing with a shorter upper body, the result’s a bit saggy.

        •  Looking at this cut again, almost all the fit is achieved through the variously placed darts.  All of them would have to be altered a bit to accommodate the difference of body shape.  In other words, this would have to be disassembled and put back together for her.  So not gonna happen with a borrowed frock.

          • Yeah, I was looking at the close-ups after I posted my comment and I think that the placement of the princess seams is a big part of the problem – they’re hitting her above the bust and that’s pulling everything above the bust out of proper fit.

  • Scarlet39


    I hate those shoes.  I would have liked to see shoes that picked up he blue/green dots in the dress.  It would be a nice contrast.

  • MilaXX

    IN. For the most part this is a step in the right direction. Hair and makeup are  better than they have been in forever. The dress is a little too fussy around the waist, which may be do to the belt or the odd pleats. Shoes are an after thought but I don’t mind them with this color dress. Since she has more right than wrong I’m okay with this look.

  • Pupioso

    Yep poor fit. I hadn’t considered whether it was the belt that made the top look so bulky but I think you guys are correct on that. I’m not a huge fan of the color of the dress although it does work on her. Her hair isn’t quite right.

  • miagain

    Considering her previous crimes, I gotta give her an IN…

  • poggi

    Some stars should shoot for looking pretty and put together first and then go for fashion forward and trend-setter later.  She tries to do the latter without having mastered the former.  While it’s an improvement, it’s still out.

  • I love this dress, but I don’t think it works for her at all. She ends up looking shlumpy. Out.

    • sid123

      lol shlumpy sounds like the 8th dwarf….

  • Eep. OUT!  The closeup of the dress on her makes it seem to be very badly sewn – looked like one of the products of my junior high Home Ec. class, with lumpy seams and poorly-gathered skirt. (The dress on the model looks better, so I don’t know if it’s just that the one Goodwin’s wearing doesn’t fit properly, or that it actually was a more-poorly-made version.) And the belt, floating above the seam joining skirt to bodice, screams “Get a mirror already!”

    Granted, I don’t care for the color of the print (“Brady Bunch couch” should be the pattern name!) or the cut of the dress, but even allowing for that, I think this is an OUT.


  • spooki C

    EW. That print reminds me of the 70s wallpaper that was in my parent’s kitchen.

  • Out – it looks like something I made in 8th grade Home Ec.

  • lilibetp

    I don’t like the colors on her.  And the seam across the bustline isn’t doing her any favors.

  • Lulu Lafurge

    OUT. Though I love the fabric, that style of dress would look matronly on everyone but the willowiest of bodies.

  • annie_wonder

    OUT – she looks like she’s smuggling live rodents in under that dress and I don’t think the colour is that great on her either. Still, it is an improvement on past looks of hers.  

  • vmcdanie


    Dowdy dress does not match the hair style. Belt needs to go away. The hem and the bagginess of the dress make her look like she’s two feet tall. I am one of the few people in the world who non-ironically loves blue eye shadow but like all good things, context is key and it’s not working here. She needs to embrace her quirky cuteness like Allison Brie. 

  • janetjb

    I don’t like this on her at all. Out

  • ampg

    The sleeves are too long and hit in the wrong place, which is one of the reasons the upper body fit is off.  But I still think this is really cute, so I say IN.

  • serenitynow02

    Oy. Out.

  • moppet

    Is it fair to give someone an OUT if the problem is them and not the dress? I think that this dress is fine — it doesn’t rock my world, but it is inoffensive. But she is just *refusing* to work it — from the way she’s standing, to the vacant expression on her face, to the accessorizing or lack thereof….you know, I have those days too, where I just pull something out of the closet, put it on, and call it a day. Today would be one of those days. But I’m also not going to a photo shoot later on, either.

    So, I guess I say out, but the dress is an innocent bystander.  You know who would wear that silhouette, though? Michelle Obama. Not that I always agree with her choices, but I can totally see her in this dress, working it.

    • twocee

       Good call on Michelle Obama.  I could totally see that as well.

      I have an irrational dislike for Ginnifer, so I can’t say if I don’t like the dress, or I just don’t like the actress wearing the dress.

  • altalinda

    The overall effect is good, so I’m voting “in,” but with a demerit for the belt.

  • Ungh. I can’t get over the odd things it’s doing to her arms. OUT.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    I want to like it, because it’s different, it just fits her so awkwardly.  Out.

  • HATE the belt. 

  • Ms_Flyover

    Out for the simple reason that the dress is ugly.  The rest is detail.

  • Laurie Bergman

    Oh, man….that print looks like the covering on the breakfast room chairs we had in 1973.  I didn’t like waking up to it then, and I like it even less on a person today. OUT, though thanks, Ginnifer, for trying harder.

  • Scott Isaacs

    I think she looks cute. She’s bordering on twee for me, but something about her eyes and hair makes me think she could rock a Linda Evangelista/Nagel girl look. But as for this look? I dunno…the more I look at it, the more befuddled and tongue-tied I become. I can’t really analyze it (hence why I’m not a fashion blogger). I guess I’ll be lazy and just term this a “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress.” I may have to see more pics of her in dresses that work better for her.

  • Greg Yoder

    I don’t like that dress at all.  It’s less awful on the model, but all of the changes — the neckline, the extra piecing around the waist, the closer focus of the picture, having to walk between putting it on and getting photographed — are working against her, and when you’re starting with upholstery fabric, you can’t afford anything that makes it worse. 

  • She’s almost there…but still OUT. If we coddle her, how will she ever learn?

  • Judy_J

    It looks a size too big.  And that belt is just awful.  Totally ruins the dress.  OUT.

  • Jessi03

    OUT.  I think it’s cute on the model, but I hate it on her.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Honey, the girls. They deserve support. Really.

    And nothing about the colors in this dress flatters you. OUT.

  • There’s a Lovely Lady who wants her couch cushions back, Ginny…

    This is a look I classify as Grandma Drags Tomboy To Church, the hair, shoes, and dress are a clash of Old Lady vs Girl Who Wants To Wear Jeans. OUT

  • Jecca2244

    Don’t mind A belt but don’t think this one was THE belt. and I don’t know if that is her hair either…

  • She’s adorable. But the dress should be upcycled into throw pillows, or put in the donation box (along with the shoes).

  • Love her. But I hate the color and the thickness of the fabric. The pattern is great, but I’d love to see it in a purple or green, rather than this orange! OUT. 

  • formerlyAnon

    Out. For me, the shoes pushed it over the line – the dress is not flattering but it is cute in a somewhat costumey, almost period (though I couldn’t name a period) way – and that ‘way’ falls flat-out dead at her shoes.

  • S. Jenna Lutz

    OUT. It just looks awful across the board. On the closeup, the fabric of the dress is just… ugh. It looks like a sheet made of seat-belt fabric. Stiff, bunchy, and makes her kneecaps look pregnant.

    When dresses start to make random limbs in the family way, it’s time to step back and try again.

  • Beardslee

    Frumpy.  Out.

    • homespunner

      The ninth dwarf –
      “Frumpy” follows “Shlumpy” (if you didn’t read an earlier post, this reply makes no sense…)

  • sid123

    She has the face and hair of an 8 year old boy.

  • CatherineRhodes


  • id say IN, but her bodice is not fitted at all. 

  • ConstanceGrace

    Out. Good dress in theory (without the belt), but I think she sized it for her boobs, making it too big for the rest of her. I don’t think of her body type as particularly hard to dress, but this dress just doesn’t do it.

  • I think this dress is a step in the right direction for Ginnifer. It’s pretty and the color works. Unfortunately, as TLO points out, there are fit issues with it that can’t be overlooked.  I have to give this an “almost.” But, ultimately, no. Still, an improvement!

  • j_anson

    I actually think it is the fit – the dress is too large for her. It’s meant to be a little tighter all round, which would force the dress to mold a little more as opposed to sitting weirdly on her? Anyway, out. That belt, aieee.

  • Out. She actually looks dumpy.

    • homespunner

      Uh oh, dwarf number 10–“Shlumpy” “Frumpy” and “Dumpy”

  • gabbilevy

    I walked in on my roommate watching “Something Borrowed” (blech) but Ginnifer looked pretty fabulous in all those classic, clean suits and dresses they had her wearing. IMO, that’s the look she should adopt.

  • Aww. Bless Ginnie. Twee as fuck. OUT. 

  • emily mcginnis

    love her. but that is not her dress.

  • Addicted2Glamour

    This poor girl needs a new colorist, a new stylist AND a new beautician. And I suspect she knows this – she looks like she’s on the verge of tears in these pics. OUT OUT OUT. 

  • IN. She’s adorable. Love the eyeshadow, too.

  • marywv

    IN. Baby Steps, Baby Steps. I agree the belt needs to go – I don’t understand it at all, particularly since it sits ABOVE the waist of the dress. Odd. And while she may be very thin, she’s extremely petite. So I think that may also be causing the bumpiness at the shoulders/arms. That being said she looks good, the color is nice on her, and the shape is good. Plus it’s toned down in its aggressiveness. Perhaps shes [finally] employed a new stylist.

  • butterflysunita

    OUT.  The dress looks terrible on her.  

  • Out. The fit is sloppy. The belt and shoes are not working.

  • AlexisPayne

    I really want to like this but it fits terribly. Out.

    Is anyone else watching “Once upon a time” I can’t say I love it, but I tune in week after week…

  • kimmeister


  • MissAnnieRN

    OUT.  The belt is a seriously misguided decision.  But this dress is too twee, and suits the stylings of Michelle Williams or a Fanning sister.

  • Stefanos Mantyla


    Whose idea was the belt? The dress is closer to the mark, but still not it, especially since it is fitting badly.

  • Sophie Collier

    It doesn’t fall on her the way it does on the model, but it still is a cute choice and, sans belt, would be adorable.  I’m going to say “IN” because the color and print really do flatter her and hopefully herald a new phase in her fashion choices.

  • homespunner

    Is it possible for a dress to make your ear look big? Just the right one. The left one looks pretty normal.
    I like the fabric and color..for an armchair or cushion. Fit is awful. OUT.

  • another_laura

    Out, because the belt is awful (somebody chose that) and the dress looks bulky and ill-fitted (nobody fixed that). I don’t love the fabric but this could have worked.

  • jw_ny


    that dress looks great on the model, horrible on Ginnifer.   horrible.

  • Cathy S

    Out. The dress looks terrible on her. She’s all blocky in the top to the waist.

  • MzzPants

    Either the model has full-back shoulders, or the neckline is cut differently.  And the belt…HEll No.  She gets an OUT, which is a shame, ’cause I love the dress & the hair.

  • It’s got potential, but it’s not there. OUT.

  • Pennymac

    The fabric of this dress reminded me of my mom’s Danish Modern couch circa 1970, at first glance. Looking at the close up, the open weave of the fabric itself tells me why: Non stretch linen something or other, just ghastly sewn into that kind of pattern, and fitting too loosely in the waist. PS:  Fugly belt NOT helping!


  • reddhouston

    I think it makes her look big, which she is not at all…out

  • Out. Heavy and stiff AND bad makeup? I wish she would grow her hair out. It would take her from totally pretty and gorgeous to TOTALLY PRETTY AND GORGEOUS.

  • Out. Heavy and stiff AND bad makeup? I wish she would grow her hair out. It would take her from totally pretty and gorgeous to TOTALLY PRETTY AND GORGEOUS.

  • I think she’s adorable and I can sorta see the look she’s going for, but… out. Those colors do nothing for her, for starters, and the belt is no, but… look at the 3/4 sleeves, and where the dress was hemmed.  On a super-tall model, it’s got the “grown woman doing schoolgirl cute” thing going– she’s got it hemmed several inches above the knee.  But Ginnifer’s petite, and the hem hits AT the knee on her… it skews the proportions all wrong and makes her look like a midget.

  • judybrowni

    The dress may have been a skosh too big (the peril of borrowed clothing), the belt may have been an ill-chosen attempt to recitfy that.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I guess Ginnifer has been trying to get away from the image of her character on Big Love. Margene was the naive, childlike girl who nobody took seriously, so it looks like now she’s trying to be all edgy and whatnot to get away from that. That being said, I agree that it does not work for her at all. 

  • Eva_baby

    Out.  The Color does her no favors and the dress just looks odd.

  • aimee_parrott

    Why is it she looks more like a sister-wife now that she isn’t playing one anymore?  I think this is horrible on her.  Sorry, GINnifer, but you’re OUT.

  • NurseEllen

    The belt is fatal, the neckline looks as if it’s been poorly adjusted, and the fit under the armpits and across the bodice is all wrong.  Wasn’t there another dress Mr. Saunders could lend to her?  Or couldn’t his tailors have adjusted this one to better show it, and Ginnifer, off?  OUT.

  • nancymae

    Shouldn’t this be a “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress Entry”? Aside from the belt misstep, the way the skirt portion bubbles around her is not aesthetically pleasing and those seams! Talk about down the middle and across the boobs to grandma’s house we go!”

    That said, it’s an OUT.

  • Pterodactyl111


  • Sara__B

    OUT. The dress looks too big for her and it’s wrong for her proportions — the bodice is too long-waisted, the line across the bust is hitting in the wrong place, and the shoulders are too broad. And what about the styling? There isn’t any!

  • PastryGoddess

    OUT Amish Sister Wife chic can be done by no one but the Sev

  • Out. The shape is so different from on the model, in a bad way. And the shoes manage to be both invisible and boring. Sad.

  • DeborahLipp

    In. The arms don’t fit right but she looks sweet and, as we know, I grade on a curve.

  • sagecreek

    Out. As a short-waisted gal myself, you gotta learn how to dress for it.

  • ballerinawithagun

    This would have been a fabulous skirt with a solid orange sleek, fitted top. There is way to much extraneous fabric around the shoulders, arms and neck. A slight lowering of the neckline would help. Heaven forbid! I’m thinking it needs shoulder pads the way it is right now.
    I’m tired of highlights but her hair is too dark and monotone.


  • finnishmaria

    out just because of the belt – it’s horrible with the dress! I’m surprised she didn’t realize that as she was putting it on.

  • “we knew we were fashion bloggers the first time we spelled “Giambattista Valli” without looking it up…”

    Does this help explain why I have a problem with Jerell’s name?

  • IN, though I don’t like the dress much. It works on her.

  • I think it’s a great dress that looks good on her, and a few minor edits are all that’s needed to really make it a great outfit.  So, IN!

  • Joyce VG

    If the dress doesn’t fit you must….not make it worse with a belt.  Oh she tried. The dress is great, but not on her. OUT.

  • understateddiva

    You need to be tall to wear this one.  I’m 5’0 and this is how everything bunches on me (of course for me it’s more extreme)

  • NCDFan

    The fabric of the dress looks warped somehow. Maybe it was steamed poorly. It could have been pretty but the strange shape ruins it. It’s too distracting. OUT

  • reading all the grumblings about the haircut- but isn’t the pixie  haircut for her ROLE on Once upon a time? wouldn’t that be like sniping about Peg Bundy’s red locks on Married With Children?

    Given that, I think the waist is a bit of a mess, but she is trying…In.

  • lizajane1776

    Out. The color is horrid on her, the belt is invisible, and the arms are taking on a life of their own. Sorry, sweetie.

  • sarahofalessergod

    IN.  It’s weird because I hate the pattern and the shape isn’t the most flattering, yet they come together to look positively fetching on her.

  • AuntieAnonny


  • hahaha wasnt that the brady bunch couch?
    idk if i am giving up on my harsh judgement, but eh IN i guess its so not so bad

  • barbarienne

    I think it is the size–that dress is swimming on her! I suspect that’s why she went with the belt, as some attempt to make the dress fit.

    If it fit properly this would be an in, but I can’t support wearing clothes in the wrong size. OUT.

  • Out.  I think it looks like an ill-fitting dress from a vintage shop that would have potential if were altered.  

  • Lizzyisi

    Out. I like the color on her, but that’s it. Adding the belt was such a bizarre decision–it fights with the pattern and bunches the waist right above where the construction of the dress gets bulky. It fits poorly and if she really wanted to highlight the dots of blue, she’d have been better off with a blue shoe than blue toenails.

    I love the dress on the model with the higher collar and the sleeve hitting above the elbow.

  • girliecue

    It’s an In But Who Cares. It’s not bad enough to be an Out, but not interesting or impeccable enough to be an IN.

    BTW, whatever was Once Upon A Time being honored for? Bad acting (not you, Ginnifer)? Still watching the show, but only for the flashbacks to Magic Land.

  • NasserShaheen

    Her arms look like lumpy dough. Out. Also, makeup. No.

  • saanrio

    OUT.  Just.. completely out.  In fact, do that dress in a completely different print and burn that one in a very hot fire.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    the dress makes her boobs look sad, OUT

  • Out. Not her dress. Her skin’s too pink to look good in orange, imo. It’s a kind of a blah dress, really. It lets the print do all the work and the print is eyesearingly ugly.

    • I am going to add “eyesearingly ugly” to my lexicon of fun new snarky terms.  🙂

  • belfebe

    Pixie cut = Great, Makeup = Not so great, Dress = Pretty, Fit = Awful, Shoes = Wrong.
    Total = OUT. 
    But I’d love to see her with something nicely styled that fits her.  She’s beautiful.

  • She’s channeling Michelle Williams, who would make all of this work. And ditch the belt, which is the biggest reason for the OUT!

  • Call me Bee

    That dress looked so interesting on the model, but it didn’t translate to Gin at all.  Looks like it’s way too big or something–too much fabric hanging on her.  It makes her look house-wifey and dowdy.  WIth bad shoes.  OUT! 

  • I think this should have been a Girl This Is Not Your Dress post. Out.

  •  Lose the belt. Ruins everything. OUT.

  • You nailed it, TLO.  Love the dress, and I thought it would look good on her, but you are so right–it just doesn’t fit right, and the belt was not a good addition.   I have to give it a very reluctant out. 

  • In.  Even though the belt is awful.  I like the overall color on her.

  • Ack, I can’t with that belt.  Fug.  Out. PS – Please hire a tailor, this does not fit.

  • demidaemon

    I like the dress in theory, but the belt does ruin it. Addtionally, pretty terrible shoes equal an OUT.

  • Aly Light

    I like it. Though something about it is reading “earliy ’90s” to me. But still. IN.

  • SewingSiren

    Not bad. The color is a difficult one and the fit is off. I’m giving her an In for sheer gumption.

  • CQAussie

    No, out.  Bad colour on her and just shapeless and unflattering.  OUT.

  • IN, just to encourage Ginnifer-with-a-G to keep heading down this path.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    I think she’s adorable, but that dress doesn’t fit her correctly, and the belt and shoes are unfortunate choices.  As much as I like her, this look is OUT.

  • Lisa

    I’ll give her an IN, because this is a huge improvement for her.  No, the fit isn’t perfect, but it’s not an awful, unforgivable fit – it just requires some adjustments.  Other than that, she looks good.

  • cleep1000

    She looks sweet and cute. IN.

  • Bozhi

    Out.  Does this girl even know what a “stylist” is?  The dress looks like it doesn’t even fit her.

  • That belt is ridiculous. It’s too tight, doesn’t hit her right, and makes her look too shortwaisted for this dress.

  • Monabel

    Perhaps the problem with the upper sleeve is that it is on the bias, and looks like organza as well. Very tricky, and could have been  take  in a bit, but you’re right that losing the belt would help. Still, refined and elegant.

  • Love the color, but can’t stand that her boobs are looking very sad here.  out.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    OUT, just because she is a bore with about as much talent as the talentless blond girl who is so dull I cannot remember her name right now, but she is Goldie Hawn’s daughter.

  • I like the dress but it bothers me that her eyebrows kind of match it.

  • Out. You should comment on Jennifer Morrison’s suit choice at the same event though. I thought SHE looked stunning.

  • benjamin478

    you took the words right out of my mouth (…hands?). OUT

  • nannypoo

    Not flattering at all. The sleeves don’t look anything like this on the model and the neckline is different, too, so is it a bad fit or has it been restyled for her for some reason? I’m sure it’s the same dress but it looks like a bad knockoff.

  • They did something to the waistline.  Look, it’s got a strange self-fabric “band” going on underneath that unfortunate belt, that is not present in the pic on the model.  Methinks they may have used the original (because she is model-size basically) but did something truly wack to shorten the torso?  (why not just shorten it, rather than add that bulky ‘self-belt’y thing that looks exceptionally poorly executed (former costumer, sorry).

  • TieDye64

    OUT. The color isn’t good on her, the belt is wrong and this just doesn’t work. On her. Also, let me say that I adore a good pixie cut when worn by the right person. She is not that person. Not trying to be snarky, but all I see is an elf. 

  • greyhoundgirl

    Agree with all of your comments.  I really like the dress–chic and unpretentious.  But the way it shortens her upper body doesn’t work for her.  Out.

  • This is a step in the right direction for her. I will overlook the mistakes. IN.

  • I don’t know what it is about the print, but it makes her look really lumpy.  OUT.

  • turtleemily

    What happened to all the PR claims that a woman would never wear orange and brown unless she’s on a float for the Thanksgiving Day Parade?

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    it does not fit right. i almost put an exclamation point after that. it just does not fit. it needed to be tailored to her & it wasnt. she thought, i guess, that she was supplying tailoring by adding the belt to rein in the bulk. she wasnt & it doesnt.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Doesn’t fit properly. Out.

  • Love the hair, love the dress, love the eyeshadow, hate the shoes.  “Meh” to the belt.  p.s. she looks awful with long hair…much prefer short on her.

  • OUT. She looks simultaneously twee and frumpy. I didn’t even know that was possible.

  • I love the dress. And I love her hair and make-up. The shoes, oh, let’s never mind. Here’s the thing: she is tiny, and has a short torso and those things don’t work so well with high fashion. She loves the stuff – who doesn’t – but she doesn’t have a Tilda-esque physique to pull it off. Maybe some posing lessons? In the end, I can’t forgive her for the belt. OUT. Did I mention that I luuuuuvvv the dress?

  • I have to say, the first thing that came to my mind when I looked at these photos were “her boobs look sad”.  They look all droopy.  I don’t think that there is much that could be done to rectify that.  It is a cute dress and I do like the colors on her, but I can’t agree with sad boobs.  Out.

  • bitterk

    I adore this dress.  But she looks plain dowdy in it.  

  • AWStevens

    Pumpkin?  Easter egg?


  • OUT.  Bad belt, horrible eyeshadow, and I am just so effing over celebrities who look pissed off about getting their picture taken.  

  • sleepycat

    Out, the dress is ill fitting, but I like it in theory

  • R. L.

    Out.  Sad boobs, bodybuilder arms, frumpified by the belt and her demeanor.  

  • butter nut

    someone needs to get a hold of this girl & set her straight.  she’s a real knockout, but you’d never know it by the way she dresses herself.  this could not be more dumpy frumpy.  ginnnnnnifer, get a gay!  one who tells you the truth!

  • ccm800

    IN – only because its her trying so hard. How in the hell did she make that dress so puckery? Maybe its just that way and only the runway model gets a press right before walking out. 

  • SatelliteAlice

    Out.  It doesn’t fit right and the belt makes me sad.

  • aristida_girl

    Super-Out! that dress is awful; the material looks cheap, the colors/print is so bad 70’s, and the fit is so wrong! She is so cute and I know she could do better, she must fire her gays immediately and find new ones who know what they are doing 

  • BrightsideSusan

    Love her, but out.

  • Judih1

    from the neck up she looks Twee, from the neck down she looks frumpy. OUT

  • bitchfacela

    That is Zooey Deschanel dress.

  • Will everyone please (I asked nicely!) stop wearing these shoes! ARGH!

  • TSkot

    Not her dress.  Out.

  • In, but barely because the details…they need help. Lose the belt, add something of interest up top (earrings probably, since there’s not much for her to do with her hair), a cute bag or some bracelets, and maybe different shoes if she’s feeling daring. I think that the problem is that her only real accessory is the belt, and while it’s often a good thought with this silhouette, it doesn’t work with this look. But the makeup is good and the dress is pretty much PERFECT for her. Not many people can rock that color without coming across as a 70s couch, but she does it.

  • CarolinLA

    She needs to get Kenley to make something for her.

  • Does anyone else think the seaming on the bust area is just weird? And the portion where the bodice and skirt meet is so stiff… I don’t think this dress and fabric are well matched. And the color looks good on Ginnifer but would leave many (most) people looking jaundiced. 

  • A sad little out. Why does the top make her look like she has fat upper arms like an old lady. Like mine.

  • That dress in HORRIBLE.  The way it cuts her across the breasts and that belt can’t hide the hiddy built-in waistband which does not work at all with the volume on the skirt….  mess mess mess.  OUT.

  • SapphoPoet

    I like the idea of this, but it looks like upholstery. It seems to be less than the sum of its parts. 😉

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  • PhillipWilde

    It’s cute. Not perfect, but enough to squeak by as IN.

  • oohsparkley!

    Out, The fit is awful on her.

  • Susan Crawford

    OUT. The color of the dress is delightful for her, but the fit is bad. The addition of the belt was a terrible decision. She is so adorable, and this demure style could really work for her, but somehow it is off the mark.

  • OUT. Susan below me is right; that dress is great on her except for the part where it doesn’t fit.

  • EEKstl

    IN for style but OUT for fit.  She needed to go down a size.

  • She is forever dressing wrong for her body type, though I do love the clothes.  They just don’t work on her. 

  • Babs Nicholson

    Look closely.  Someone made a new higher waist band.  She’s shortwaisted and probably the dress didn’t fit correctly on the top so they made a fold and sewed it down.  Then they put a belt on it to cover it up.

  • marilyn

    I like the look, but I realize it is more off the rack and designer.  Not exciting, but okay.  IN.

  • Laurie Marshall

    The belt definitely doesn’t work – but the cut of the neckline and sleeves is just bad design. The fabric doesn’t work right with the shape… it’s obviously different than the pic of the same dress on the model you have posted. Like, the design was altered??  That said – leave her alone with the eyeshadow and hair. It’s refreshing to see actors do their own thing instead of whatever Hollywood is saying is “In”. 

  • Sunshine16

    I think she’s suffering from having too much up top for the cut of this dress.  Would fall better if she had the lack of curves of the model shown…Almost ready to give her an in regardless, but then I noticed that her pedicure & eyeshadow matched the teal in the dress & I had to come down on the side of OUT

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    OUT – the fit is terrible.  It’s too bad because I LOVE her hair.

  • bellafigura1

    Amazing how a belt can just kill a Great Dress.  And I think her hair and face look gorgeous.  She looks happy and comfortable with herself.

  • Louise Bryan

    That dress is wearing her, and not in a good way.  Out.