In or Out: Julianne Moore in Lanvin

Posted on March 08, 2012

Anyone seen the ads for that “Game Change” movie? We won’t speak to the politics or the accuracy of it, but our jaws dropped when we saw Julianne in Sarah Palin drag. The resemblance is downright eerie.

Our jaws also dropped when we saw her in this:

 

Julianne Moore attends premiere of HBO Films “Game Change” Series in NYC in Lanvin.

Not because it’s necessarily a jaw-dropping look, but because it’s Lanvin, and girl has not always had good results with Lanvin. This isn’t perfect – for one, it’s too long; for another, we’ll never love that tits-in-a-box neckline – but it’s simple and chic with a classic feel to it and no one can ever really go too wrong with that.

Although, granted, that Barbie lipstick is pretty wrong. And the spider lashes. And the hair’s kinda weird. Seriously, her whole head looks like one of those giant Barbie heads you get on a stand so you can practice your makeup skills when you’re seven.

Not that we know of such things. We just heard about them. Once.

 

 

Vote Now!

 

IN! Most Improved! Even if it’s not that awesome!


OUT! What’s up with her head?


 

Rose Byrne’s “Anna Wintour Bobblehead” look was voted OUT by the commentariat.

 

[Photo Credit: Janet Mayer/PRPhotos.com]

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

    Ugly and bland. Not frightening, but still OUT.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Out.  It makes her look blocky, and shorter than she is.  Girl’s got a good bod, this erases it entirely.

    • Little_Olive

      Like she is carrying her laptop tucked in her skirt. 

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Oh, that image is going to be with me all day now. (smiling)

      • Tracy_Flick

        Or like she’s carrying a laptop tucked into a bedsheet. Love her, but OUT.

    • introspective

      thats what tits in a box can do to you!

      i giggled at that line so hard. then started singing dick in a box from the justin timberlake snl skit. I swear TLo can make my whole life better with one line sometimes.

  • http://twitter.com/connectinglines Me Again

    Sleek and pretty.  IN!

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

    In. Begrudgingly because of that silly square neckline.  Who thinks square necklines look good on anyone?   

  • Clueless_Jock

    Not crazy about this dress on Julianne Moore. It obliterates her shape.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      “obliterates” is an apt description. It really does. I like the green clutch, but nothing else is good enough for this beautiful, talented woman.

  • guestela

    out.

  • guestela

    out.

  • Sara__B

    The dress is boxy and too long. The makeup isn’t very flattering. The overall look is better than usual for her, but it’s still OUT.

  • Sara__B

    The dress is boxy and too long. The makeup isn’t very flattering. The overall look is better than usual for her, but it’s still OUT.

  • karena10

    Out.  There is nothing good to say about that dress – its not flattering in either the style or the color.  It is too long and I don’t get that style bodice at all – it never seems to look good.

  • karena10

    Out.  There is nothing good to say about that dress – its not flattering in either the style or the color.  It is too long and I don’t get that style bodice at all – it never seems to look good.

  • AlexisPayne

    Out, I just can’t with this one.

  • AlexisPayne

    Out, I just can’t with this one.

  • rkdgal

    I had TWO Barbie styling heads (one caucasian, one African-American) and I never would have put that lipstick on either of them!  But for Ms. Moore, this is a cautious step in the right direction.

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

      I just had to compliment you on your wonderful, wonderful icon. Lucille Bluth forever!

  • rkdgal

    I had TWO Barbie styling heads (one caucasian, one African-American) and I never would have put that lipstick on either of them!  But for Ms. Moore, this is a cautious step in the right direction.

  • halleygee

    The bottom half looks like a long slip and the top half is very unflattering and weird, makes her look like she’s wearing a box. Agree on the bad make-up job, too. Out.

  • halleygee

    The bottom half looks like a long slip and the top half is very unflattering and weird, makes her look like she’s wearing a box. Agree on the bad make-up job, too. Out.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GTG3A5BVL3JGIFT5M4MSPWYNCM Mathilde

    Agree with the tits-in-the-box things. Porportions are odds, aren’t they ? And the pink lipstick… Well, you pretty much said it all. OUT

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GTG3A5BVL3JGIFT5M4MSPWYNCM Mathilde

    Agree with the tits-in-the-box things. Porportions are odds, aren’t they ? And the pink lipstick… Well, you pretty much said it all. OUT

  • malvernite

    i like moore as an actress, but she’s giving off a mutton dressed as lamb vibe with this outfit. maybe its the lipstick and lashes. out.

  • malvernite

    i like moore as an actress, but she’s giving off a mutton dressed as lamb vibe with this outfit. maybe its the lipstick and lashes. out.

  • deliadee

    The dress does kind of erase her waist but I think she looks very pretty; I esp. like the bare shoulders.  In.

  • MzzPants

    Love her, I really do.  But not on the red carpet.  OUT.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    IN. We should encourage any steps away from the Franken-dresses.

  • marilyn

    IN.  She is a beautiful mature woman. She has gorgeous delicate skin and the red hair. But, she makes the worst choices of clothes for heself.  She looks horrible about 75% of the time from the weird dress choices made.  Sometimes it is too hippie. Sometimes it is too intensely colored. Sometimes it looks like a caftan. Sometimes it is too busy. There is usually something major wrong with what she picks to wear. Maybe she needs a new stylist.  Maybe she needs a stylist.  Who knows?  This is much improved, even though she has a way to go to perfection. If I were being picky, I would say that her skin and the skirt are not working. The top-is not particularly offensive, but not the biggest problem here.

  • marilyn

    IN.  She is a beautiful mature woman. She has gorgeous delicate skin and the red hair. But, she makes the worst choices of clothes for heself.  She looks horrible about 75% of the time from the weird dress choices made.  Sometimes it is too hippie. Sometimes it is too intensely colored. Sometimes it looks like a caftan. Sometimes it is too busy. There is usually something major wrong with what she picks to wear. Maybe she needs a new stylist.  Maybe she needs a stylist.  Who knows?  This is much improved, even though she has a way to go to perfection. If I were being picky, I would say that her skin and the skirt are not working. The top-is not particularly offensive, but not the biggest problem here.

  • kentiesgirl

    Out. That is not her dress. And the lipstick…no. But I do like the clutch.

  • kentiesgirl

    Out. That is not her dress. And the lipstick…no. But I do like the clutch.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    OUT. Julianne, dearest, I love you and you are so drop dead gorgeous. Why can you not hire a gay to help you with your red carpet appearances? This makes me so sad.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    OUT. Julianne, dearest, I love you and you are so drop dead gorgeous. Why can you not hire a gay to help you with your red carpet appearances? This makes me so sad.

  • MilaXX

    IN, Best she has looked on the RC in ages. I don’t mind the Barbie pink lip, but I think a red lip would have been better. She was on The Daily Show this week  and looked gorgeous. I love her red hair.

    • amywinns

      Loved her Daily Show navy dress! So chic!

  • Melanie Harrison

    I cannot forgive that lipstick. Out.

  • Melanie Harrison

    I cannot forgive that lipstick. Out.

  • Anna Tree

    Terrible lipstick. Great dress. IN

  • http://twitter.com/theorymeg Megan K.

    I love her, but OUT, because of that weird neckline.

    But I want that clutch.  T Lo, will you buy me that clutch??  Please????

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

    All bad. All out.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

    It’s not perfect but IN

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BWWPOFOJE432EVZMFX37L6FY2E Wendy

    She is such a beautiful lady that it makes me sad she can’t pull a complete look together. Her makeup is awful and she looks like a rectangle with no curves. Sadly, out. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610791985 Aniela Marie Perry

    Is it the dress that makes her forearms look freakishly short? I’m confused so OUT I guess.

    • kimmeister

      I think it’s the photo angle and the high placement of the thick bracelet.

  • VermillionSky

    out. it looks like someone wrapped her in a catering tablecloth.

  • Little_Olive

    And she left her waist in another outfit. 

  • 3boysful

    Sadly, out.  Can’t really find anything positive in it.

  • NICHOLAS PASQUALE

    I really want to like this more than I do, just because I love her. It’s got a sleek line to it, and the cream/black combo is always great, the clutch was a nice addition of color, and some of the jewelry is alright I guess.  But the length (is she standing in a hole?), fit (looks a slight tight, no?), hair and especially the make-up are killing me. OUT, but barely.

  • http://twitter.com/rmcgrudiva RL McGruder

    I fall on the side of positive reinforcement – I say IN.  As much as I’d like to see a killer choker or earrings set off her face, this is a step in the right direction.

  • NCDFan

    Out. A black box stacked on a white box. Pretty face at the top doesn’t negate the dress.

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

    I’m always so disappointed to see actresses with their hands clasped in front of them continuously when they’re being photographed on the RC.  Shelly O does it, Kathy Cambridge does it – WAAAAY too much in my opinion.  As someone who does community theater, I know it’s not always easy to know what to do with your hands, but these people are professionals!  They  need to be reminded that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with letting your arms fall along side your body in a relaxed state.  Guys fall back on the hands-in-the-pocket (one of TLo’s pet peeves) – they need to be reminded, too!

  • SewingSiren

    Very well done. In.

  • http://profiles.google.com/h.e.waddell Heather Waddell

    In. She’s gorgeous and can pull it off.

  • sherrietee

    Out.  It looks weird, tip to toe.

  • mjude

    i dont care…IN

  • http://twitter.com/starlounging Ann M. Erickson

    what color is that skirt? blech

  • jw_ny

    in

    Props for steps in the right direction.  I like the pop of color green in the clutch.  Makeup is almost silly.

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

    Oh. Eek. No. Unflattering is never an in. OUT.

  • sarahofalessergod

    IN!  Simple and sleek, and I’ll just ignore that makeup.

  • Judih1

    Wrong colors for her. I kinda like the dress though – even the boxy neckline. But between the color and the length of the dress and her Barbie lipstick, it is an OUT.

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

    Tepid IN. It’s such a big improvement for her that I feel she needs encouragement. Really, though, I think Lanvin is not her designer…

  • BrooklynBomber

    Hmmm….. this one requires grading on the curve, doesn’t it? It’s not good, but it’s so much better than what she often does…..  

    Lower case “in,” so she’ll feel encouraged. You know, when she reads the blog.

  • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

    Out. I don’t like the dress, the way it cuts her in half, and her makeup is just wrong. Plus the boobs-on-a-shelf look doesn’t really flatter anyone.

  • homespunner

    “…we’ll never love that tits-in-a-box neckline..”
    but you loved Nina’s tits-in-a-box when she wore them that way to the Oscars. Or am I recalling a different neckline.
    Anywho….OUT from the waist down..IN from the waist up. More square footage below the waist, so I’ll say…
    OUT. 

  • altalinda

    Most improved!  But nevertheless out.  The fact it’s too long, for one thing.

  • j_anson

    Hmmmmm. I feel like this is an improvement, so I say IN, in spite of the lipstick. Although that lipstick, man. Redheads gotta accept there are some shades they can’t wear, period.

  • Joyce VG

    IN! Most improved!  I feel relief about it.

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

    Wow, she looks just like a vertical rectangle.  Any dress that makes a woman with her body look like she is a box is an automatic and resounding OUT.

    • Dani Colman

       See, I’m torn.  On the one hand, this dress does not appear to have multiple personality disorder.  On the other hand, she did look pretty fab on the Daily Show and it’s hard to be kind to this one in context.  So I guess…oh, jeez, I don’t know.  Julianne’s a smart woman – maybe she’s trying to force us to think, instead of passively going “Ooh, look at the pretty!”

  • http://twitter.com/PlanetSandisan Sandisan

    OUT.  She was on the Daily Show a few nights ago with gorgeous hair and wearing a gorgeous blue dress, and I just couldn’t keep my eyes off of her.  So damn fabulous.  So, my out is a bit biased based on having just lusted over her in a far better dress/makeup/hair situation.

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    Improved, yes. Just not good enough, though. To call it an IN would be quite a stretch, I think, when she is capable of so much more. Does she know that?

  • TheOtherChristina

    Love her, love Lanvin, hate this. OUT. (Great clutch, though.)

  • Amy Ellinger

    Painful OUT. Get a stylist, honeybunch. At least have someone come in and build a few outfits for the Game Change press rounds, and have a pro do your makeup.  She needs a darker eyebrow- her eyes look like they’re floating in her face.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Hah! The Barbie heads. I had someone else…I think it was Farrah Fawcett. For some reason, I was obsessed with giving my dolls mohawks and doing their make-up with magic markers, so my Farrah head suffered the same unfortunate fate.

    Anyway, YEAH Julianne is the spit of Sarah Palin in those ads. Crazy, man. Can’t wait to watch it.

    The dress – I’ll give her an IN just because it’s SO much better than what she usually wears to these things, but I don’t really love it. The dress really does nothing for her. It’s just there.

     

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

    OUT.  Improved, but still so far short of how she could look.

  • SatelliteAlice

    Out.  Makeup is always one of the first things I look at and that lipstick is just bad.  The dress is alright but not great and the hair is not my fave either.  

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

    In.  She looks fab.  I wonder what shoes she’s wearing though…?

  • janetjb

    Out.
    The dress isn’t flattering, nor is her makeup.

  • fireontiger

    Enh… grading on a curve? Come on. Out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.horseman Charlotte Horseman

      Agreed.  Give credit.  Not awful.  Not IN.

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

    Not great, but a vast improvement. Gotta keep those celebrities encouraged… IN!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    She looked so relaxed and chic on The Daily Show, when she was promoting Game Change. What happened?

    OUT.

  • DeborahLipp

    I do love her and long to vote her in, but she needs to meet me halfway.

    Out.

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

    In… only because she needs positive reinforcement and this is heading in the right direction. But, please, confiscate her pink lipstick. 

  • Judy_J

    An improvement, yes, but still OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/Diesel_VonTrapp D. Von Trapp

    Out. The top looks like a “censored” bar over her boobs.

  • alyce1213

    Very emphatically OUT.  
    I see a visible panty line.
    Bad dress for her, bad neckline, bad skirt color, boxy.  Bad jewelry.

    I do appreciate that we can’t see her shoes because more than likely, they’d be awful.

  • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

    Out. It’s okay, but she’s so gorgeous that she shouldn’t be leaving the house looking just okay.

  • Jenna Chapman

    Not as good as her appearance on The Daily Show the other night. She looked cute as hell, IMO. I’d be interested to hear your opinions on that one…
    But for these purposes… good improvement, but not quite. OUT.

  • lrhoff

    Not working…..out.

  • http://twitter.com/iraki86 Ira Ioannidou

    IN! It’s a step in the right direction. Btw I loved the way she looked on The Daily Show!

  • Cathy S

    I don’t like it. That neckline is pretty horrible. She was on The Daily Show the other night with her hair down and she looked gorgeous. This, not so much. Out.

  • aimee_parrott

    Well, she’s less out than she usually is.  But that’s not the same as in.  Still OUT, Julianne, sorry.  Can’t wait to see the movie, though!

  • Aly Light

    IN

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=39301090 Alyssa Caruso Ivins

    I don’t get it. She looked near stunning when she was on the Daily Show promoting the movie and for the big premiere she pulls out this dud? Ugh, Julianne, just UGH.

  • mellorcr

    OUT, but more for the reason that it makes her torso look CUBICAL than for T-Lo’s valid, but not nearly as egregious, complaints

  • http://www.thirteen.org/downton-abbey/category/the-downton-dish/ Gotham Tomato

    The dress is simple and chic, and kind-of timeless. The only thing I’d quibble with is the lipstick and the bracelets. And while I’m not crazy about the ‘tits in a box’ neckline, it’s kind-of a call back to that Edwardian corset that we’ve seen so much of recently.

    But that’s all trivial: She gets a pass on this one for this fabulous movie.

    –GothamTomato

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

    Why aren’t these folks able to get anything hemmed? I know a great tailor who will do it for $20 or less. 

    • Call me Bee

      ITA!!!!  I was so annoyed by the gals hoisting up their dresses to walk at the Oscars.  You should be able to move and stand and have the hemline floor length-not so’s your stepping on it. 

  • RebeccaKW

    In.  She looks good.  Not great, but so much better.  Some tweaks are needed.  That lipstick needs to go.  Overall, though, she looks pretty.

  • Qitkat

    Small in. Good points by other commenters but I didn’t see the Daily Show, so I have to go with my own eyes. Much better than usual, as seen on this blog. At least her face matches the rest of her skin, unlike this little lady.

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

    I’ll give her an “in.” It’s a huge improvement, and doesn’t make her look “desperate to be taken seriously as a fashionista,” even if the skirt is a little too long.

  • another_laura

    You know, I’m really okay with this.  Granted, the standards are dropped because she is so often looking horrible, but what a relief not to have to see beartrap shoes, right?  Even if the length on this is not right?  And pulling back her vivid red hair makes the pink lipstick more bearable, I believe.  I think that I would have preferred something other than bangles, but the bag is a nice color, too.

    I’m giving her a solid IN.

  • Kathleen Morrison

    In. I actually love the makeup. More so than the dress, in fact. 

  • PeggyOC

    This is one of those cases where I think we need a third category, called “Click” (sorry, I’m a dog trainer) which means we want to mark the effort and reward it, even if it’s not our final state of good.  This is a big step in the right direction for her.  If the skirt weren’t so long, it would be a full in.  Let’s call it not-an-out.  Given what she’s done in the past, this deserves a cookie.

    • R. L.

       I totally agree on this.  Click, give the woman a treat!  We need to shape her behavior since she doesn’t have a clue.

    • poggi

      I love the idea of a click. That is hysterical.

    • butterflysunita

      Definitely Click!  I was going to give her an OUT, but it’s such a big improvement I was hesitating.  Agree that she deserves a cookie!

  • understateddiva

    What is it with her and Lanvin?!  Girl that is not your designer.  Out.

  • http://twitter.com/RozSeven Roz

    Ew. OUT. It makes me think she stayed in character while choosing this ensemble. 

  • bluefish

    Unfortunately, OUT.  She’s so attractive — Why can’t she dress herself?  Mopey dopey dress which, as you point out, is just way too long.  No boobs, no waist, no definition except for black and cream.  Her hair looks gorgeous and I don’t mind the juicy fruit lipstick.  Beautiful from the neck up.

  • http://twitter.com/wonderdivaEtsy wonderdivaEtsy

    Out.  Agreed on the lipstick and the dress.  The top of it reminds me of a football coach holding a clipboard up around their chest.  

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

    Out. still not a cohesive “good look”.

  • lilibetp

    Julianne, Julianne, Julianne.  PLEASE stop trying to be a Winter.  You’re not a Winter. You’ve never been a Winter.  You’ll never be a Winter.  Leave the black-and-white dress/fuchsia lipstick combos for Liv Tyler, Megan Fox and Jennifer Connelly.

    You, Julianne, are a full-on, gorgeous, flaming Autumn.  You always have been and always will be.  You’re the kind of person on whom olive will never seem drab.  Please try on some warm, rich browns.  Teal and forest greens.  Shades of terracotta and rust.  Periwinkly blues and purples.  If you get it a chance, you can stop looking like a second-rate imitation of Audrey Hepburn and start looking like a first-rate Julianna Moore!

    • Call me Bee

      Well said!  (from a Vivid Summer!) 

    • amywinns

      My mom had her “seasons done” when I was a kid and I loved the elegance of that system, plus the swatches if you needed color references when shopping! It totally works, too. It’s too bad it fell out of the mainstream!

      • lilibetp

        I carry my swatchbook (Cool Summer in the expanded 12-season system) with me at all times, in case I end up in a yarn shop or something.

  • DinahR

    Sorry, girl.  OUT 

  • Christina Brennan

    the dress is nice but the makeup is tragic.  I am crying real tears at the state of her eyes.

  • amian3

    Funny, I don’t love the dress, but the accessories and hair/makeup are great. I love fuchsia on a redhead and it is a much better spring color than fire engine red.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    OUT.  I dislike the entire look – dress, hair, makeup, jewelry, all of it.

  • Call me Bee

    I give her an IN for effort. 

    Funny that you mentioned the lashes.  I think Julianne and I both grew up seeing Twiggy in all the mags with her huge long spider lashes, and we’ve been wearing ours like that ever since.  Old habits die hard…

  • Jessica O’Connell

    I’m going to give her an IN for the most improved… Besides, all in all it’s very chic and I love her hair and clutch. It is too long, but she often wears such terrible shoes I figure we’re being spared some eyesore with that length. Could’ve used a necklace.

  • fringebenefit

    OUT. Can’t forgive anything about it. She has that red-haired coloring that can be a challenge, but she needs to find a way to rock it. It can be done. She needs to go just a little bo-ho in my book.

  • saanrio

    OUT.  Boring.

  • NasserShaheen

    In. There’s a great look in there struggling to get out, a little hemming, a touch off the top and voila.

  • Jessi03

    IN IN!  I actually even like the spider lashes.  Maybe I liked my Barbie head a little too much and got used to such things.

  • CQAussie

    The hair & make-up are both terrible.  Julianne Moore can not leave the house with hair that is just marginally better than my work-at-home hairdo this very minute.  That’s just wrong.  But I do like the dress on her even though it’s too long.  Given her other forays on the red carpet, this is almost inspired.  IN.  Out of low bar expectations. 

  • cleep1000

    I guess I gotta give her an IN because she usually looks much worse. But what is with the pink lipstick? Why? That color looks good on maybe 10% of the population, who are young enough and blonde enough to pull it off. On a middle-aged lady with ginger hair, not so much. I do love her, though. She’s a hell of an actress.

  • belfebe

    IN.  It’s not perfect, and it would probably be an out on someone else.  But this is the best she’s ever looked on the red carpet, so let’s hear it for positive reinforcement.

  • Susan Crawford

    Despite the hair and make-up, I’m giving her an IN. She looks so much more put together in this simple design than in many of her red carpet or event looks that are either torturously over-designed or totally dowdy. Lanvin is hard to rock, but she is making progress . . . and I’m rooting for my red-haired sister!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K7VOQSAYZ7H2OBX6LOJNNIBSSE Amanda

    Considering what we’ve seen her in before maybe we should give her positive enforcement when she sort of gets is right…IN.

  • marywv

    Ugh I want to say In because I love her, but alas – this is a mess. OUT. It doesn’t work and it doesn’t come together. Also the fit is awry and the hair/make-up issue is very problematic and distracting. She needs a belt, better jewelery, a seamstress, and hair that doesn’t look pulled back with a claw clip.

  • Nicole Chubb

    Considering her sad red carpet appearances lately, I want to pat her on the back for this improvement. IN.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

    In.  Though I would’ve liked a more visible pair of earrings to kick it up a notch.  With only the bracelets it looks a bit unbalanced, jewelry-wise.

  • Greg Yoder

    Out.  It might be a marginal in if the skirt weren’t puddling, but the skirt is puddling.  I don’t think it’s meant to do that, but it looks awful regardless.

  • kingderella

    i will always defend the ‘tits in a box’ neckline, but this look is just so bland, and clumsy in the details. OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/SamH4Prez Samantha

    I think she looks great, love the clutch with it. IN

  • Sunshine16

    In, she looks far better than usual.  AND your mention of the giant Barbie head for hair & make up practice is such a cool memory for me!  That is, until I used my mom’s real curling iron on the hair & had to give her a pixie cut.  Those hair plugs are scary!!

  • Caaro3

    Out.  Awful.  Ouch.

  • Louise Bryan

    Eek!  What’s with the torso width stomacher?  And she’s gonna trip over that skirt.  Out.

  • http://twitter.com/adleredneko Aki

    She has absolutely no shape in this and the waistline on the dress hits her in exactly the wrong place. OUT.

  • Pupioso

    This is as flat as it gets. Out.

  • random_poster

    “Seriously, her whole head looks like one of those giant Barbie heads
    you get on a stand so you can practice your makeup skills when you’re
    seven.

    Not that we know of such things. We just heard about them. Once.”

    HAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Love you guys!!

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

    In just for most improved.

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    Out.  It doesn’t flatter her in the least.  And that’s a terrible lip color.

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

    I hate to but I gotta say OUT. It’s the length + the lipstick color. The thing is, I looked at the thumbnail and thought that she was naked with a black censorship box across her tits. Still, she’s not terrible.

    • poggi

      I just posted after yours and thought the same thing.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    way better than the cobbled twin dresses she favored forever. otoh, the boxtop is annoying. i wonder why she feels she needs to always go for something w/ an odd structure? i dont even know how to begin to try & answer that, it’s something she’s thinking about to which i have, you know, no privy.

    otoh, the hair is annoying & the lipstick is another seemingly nonsensical idea to which i have no personal privy. otoh, i like her in general & she looks no worse than most of the people wandering red carpets so put me on the plus side.

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

    IN.  She looks chic and I don’t mind her hair and make-up. Most improved indeed! She’ll never really be able to pull off the high fashion that she loves because of one thing: girl refuses to pull her shoulders back.

    But let’s take a moment to fondly remember our giant Barbie heads. I loved mine when I put her hair in curlers and there was a burning smell that permeated our basement rec room. I loved her when I decided to put blue eye-shadow on her that wouldn’t come off with any amount of Pond’s. I loved her when I decided to give her a Dorothy Hamill haircut. More recently, I bought my (then 7 year old) daughter one at Walgreens for Christmas.  Oh giant Barbie head, may you always be with us to deliver so much happiness for the low, low price of $9.99.

  • poggi

    For a minute I thought she was topless or wearing a shear shirt and that there was a big, digitally added square slapped on her chest block. I think I might have liked it better if that was the case. It’s not as aggressively ugly or weird as some things she has worn but it’s not flattering or pretty on her either. Out.

  • Candigirl1968

    For all the ensemble’s problems, this is the best she’s looked in a while. 

  • Sophie Collier

    Does not flatter her at all.  OUT.

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

    Too weird. Tits in a box, dress too long AND giant Barbie head? OUT.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Do we see her damn panties?  Panties are not pretty to see at any age, but at her age, HELL NO.  It screams homeless mentally ill woman who fashioned her skirt out of the drapery sheers in an abandoned apartment.  OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT. 

  • Anathema_Device

    Oh Julianne. I have decided that she is a beautiful woman who has terrible taste. I seem to rarely like her clothing choices. She’s kind of in the same category as Ginnifer Goodwin and Christina Henricks. They are gorgeous but the clothes they choose don’t work with their features/figures.

  • kcarb1025

    OUT. why does she do this to me?

  • GTrain

    OUT

  • http://twitter.com/solidcurrency solidcurrency

    Hate the lipstick, hate the hair, hate the top, hate the jewellery. OUT

  • Vickiefantastico

    Blah. Does nothing for her figure and her lipstick is frightening. OUT

  • AWStevens

    IN

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WMXF5V2MV346ZISB7R4PN5FD6U Jamie Scavone

    Look, I know she’s a celebrity and impossibly rich but The Skin Cancer Foundation should plaster her face and body all over everything they publish because girlfriend is FIFTY and has the most stunningly beautiful skin I’ve ever seen. If she’s not a walking advertisement to stay the hell away from tanning beds and the sun for all eternity I don’t know who is.

    Right. That outfit. Out. She can do much, much better. She and Salma Hayek kill me.

  • http://twitter.com/Eovaai S R

    OUT. It’s bland and makes her look shapeless.

  • NurseEllen

    I say IN, she looks basically fine, if not memorable in any way.  BTW, is there a shortage of earrings among celebrity stylists these days?

  • BrightsideSusan

    She was stunning on Colbert the other night, too bad she so frequently looks bad on the RC.

  • formerlyAnon

    Out. She doesn’t look very good in it, but it’s not such a statement dress that I can imagine that she deliberately sacrificed looking her best in order to wear a statement dress.

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    I love Julianne, but this is a poorly fitted, bad look. OUT

  • PeaceBang

    Permanent place on the Worst-Dressed List. This is no exception. OUT. 

  • cluecat

    IN.  I like the idea of a woman over forty rocking out a strong, clean look that doesn’t rely on loads of volume-y draping or assymetry or other trendy stuff.  The execution, not so much, but there’s a lot to like here.  I would love to see the back of her hair.

  • pepper76

    No, no, no, Julie! She looks like a rectangle. I love her, anyway. She just needs someone to help her out a bit in the fashion dept. Isn’t she really good friends with Tom Ford? How does he let this happen?

  • Aarjullor

    In! I think she looks lovely. Her skin is amazing!

  • maggiemaybe

    At first glance I thought she had an enormous pack of Newport cigarettes in her hand. Imagine my relief… cuz, you know, smoking is for losers and stuff.

  • Bozhi

    It’s not flattering and it’s ugly, but I love her clutch and jewelry.  Still, an OUT.

    Her hair and makeup make her look like she’s drunk.

  • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Brogan

    I appreciate that she’s trying, but it’s still OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Out. That dress is doing nothing for her.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    OUT! New stylists are called for… immediately! 
    Saw her on The Daily Show and she looked FABULOUS.

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

    Out, the lipstick is awful and the dress isn’t well fitted.  I do like the green and gold clutch against the black and ivory dress though.

  • CharCrop

    O-U-T! I agree with all of your comments. However, I do love the contrasting color of the clutch.

  • tsid2012

    That is just a bad look.  Dull, shapeless, too long, just bad all around.

  • EEKstl

    I have been known to grade on a scale, so I will say IN for encouragement, and that the green clutch works well with the dress.

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

    I’m giving it an OUT simply because she needs to stand up straight and hold up that box right. 

  • ErmengardeGreen

    In! Most improved! Too long but the rest of it, even the lipstick, I like! 

  • howdoilook

    In for me! Love the pop of green. She looks super classy. 

  • CatherineRhodes

    IN.

    I think the Barbie pink lipstick is kinda fun and punches up an otherwise neutral palette. I like her hair, big lashes and the fact that she’s wearing jewelry (bangles!). The only quibble is with the length, but the whole thing is such an improvement for her that I had to give a thumbs-up.

  • Abigail Speltz

    Out for me. She looks like she’s topless and the black box was added by the website to cover the girls. 

  • PhillipWilde

    So much better than precious looks, but sadly, still not quite there.  OUT.

  • Snarky_Amber

    Out. Lipstick is all wrong, and when I first saw that dress on her, I thought she was topless and someone had mercifully MSPainted a black modesty bar over her torso.

  • oohsparkley!

    I like the lipstick.  I don’t like the dress.

  • oohsparkley!

    I like the lipstick.  I don’t like the dress.

  • butter nut

    every time i see her on the red carpet, my first thought is always, “what are you doing?!”  she is one of the greatest actresses in the world.  she’s completely gorgeous, crazy rich….  wtf is her excuse?  why is she not killing it, like ever??  and why does lanvin keep giving her dresses that look terrible on her?!  are there no gays in hollywood that can stage an intervention here?  the woman needs help!

    btw – that was an OUT, if that wasn’t clear.

  • Hilary Sain

    IN!  She looks great. 

  • bitterk

    For her, this is an IN

  • J MN

    OUT.  It’s just not a good cohesive look when including the hair and makeup plus the messy length.  I’m sure on paper it all should have worked perfectly but someone dropped the finishing ball.  

  • http://twitter.com/DreamasaurusRex Dayna Stein

    Out. Her boobs look like one giant censor box. 

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

    In! Restrained, for her.