In or Out: Lily Collins in Peter Som

Posted on March 30, 2012

We think this is utterly adorable.


Lily Collins attends press event to promote her movie “Mirror Mirror” at the Empire State Building in a Peter Som dress.

We also think it’s really, really odd that movie-promoting events now require actresses to stand on rooftops. It’s like they finally ran out of space on earth to hold all the public appearance events for celebrities. By 2100, there will be floating press pods in the atmosphere to handle all the photocalls and book launches and vodka promotions that the average starlet will be expected to attend. Red carpets in the sky, as far as the eye can see.

We seem to have gone off on a tangent there, but what we’re trying to say is, we call this one an IN, no doubt about it. It’s colorful, chic, and it looks comfortable. But we thought we’d throw it out there for the kittens to chew over. Especially since many kittens have expressed a deep dislike for maxi-skirts.



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IN! Chic and different!

OUT! Looks like a bunch of dishtowels.



Voting on Ashley Greene’s “9 to 5″ look is still wide open, darlings. Tumble out of bed and stumble to the kitchen.

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    • Lauren Hall

      Oh yeah, and the dress is nice too. IN

      • Onymous

         They are fantastic.

      • Jill_3

        I know, right? They’re gorgeous. I find it cruel that they now dangle little starlets off skyscrapers these days. If I were her, I’d be crying. Another reason I will never make it in show business (including lack of talent, lack of desire): I’m terrified of heights.

        Dress is adorable.

      • siriuslover

        I love that more women are keeping natural eyebrows and not plucking them to extinction.

    • ErinSara5

      IN. Love it.

    • Monabel


    • IAmJ

      Cute! IN.

    • fireontiger

      In, no question. She looks fabulous.

    • PastryGoddess

      IN Her face is fantastic.  The dress is lovely as well 

    • schadenfreudelicious

      the dress may resemble dish towels, but they are very chic and flattering dishtowels!..she looks lovely, IN

      • JosephLamour

        I kind of love her a little bit, so she gets a leeway IN. I would have liked it to have maybe been sleeveless though.

    • Susan683

      cute and age-appropriate. IN

    • Democracy Diva

      How could this be anything but iN?

    • Anathema_Device

      I’m voting a big IN to your tangent. Hilarious!

      I’m voting a regular In on this look. Very cute, and somehow the print is not overwhelming her.

    • J D

      Are those separates?  Absolutely not!

    • altalinda

      I’m not enthusiastic about the length, but she looks so darn cute, so In.

      • BayTampaBay

        Fill the same way about the length but still an IN!

    • CQAussie

      I like it too, IN!

    • serenitynow02

      In, but I wish her feet had not disappeared.

    • Pamela

      In-though I think it would be cuter if it was a short dress.

    • elleg929

      Very cute:  IN!

    • Sara Munoz

      I actually don’t like the dress very much, but she looks good. Still IN.

    • kimmeister

      I don’t hate it, but I don’t like it.  It obliterates her shape, and I don’t like the print.  Guess I have to say out.

    • terpsichory

      Are those pics supposed to look like she uploaded them to facebook herself?
      Just lil’ ol’ me goofing around atop a skyscraper XDDD

      Maybe so kids can relate?
      Seems that what’s next is not so much a photocall in the clouds but in pjs and toe socks on the respective starlet’s couch.

      Maybe that wouldn’t even be too bad. She does look great and comfortable here…

    • LeBarron

      I have a deep dislike for maxi dresses, but I do like this one on her.  IN.

    • marilyn

      OUT.  It is too casual to be worn out in public.  The dress is fine itself, but should be worn for lounging around.  The pool.  Drinks and a cozy dinner at home.  When someone rings the doorbell and she needs to get dressed fast.  Etc.  This is not for a public ‘event’.  Other than that, it is very cute on her.  Right dress, wrong place.

    • Melissa Brogan

      In. I wouldn’t mind it being an inch or two higher, it almost seems too long for her, but it’s still cute.

    • JasmineAM

      She is ADORABLE. I’m not a fan of dresses like this, but I think she looks great. I also really want her brows. 

    • sagecreek

      Adorable! IN! (yeah, it should have been shorter. Oh, well.)

    • Sandisan

      IN.  She is freakin’ adorable.

    • Barbora

      Nice look, big IN!

    • Eovaai

      IN. Very cute on her.

    • lalahartma


    • nannypoo

      Really cute, and really cute on her. I saw her on a talk show recently and found her to be super irritating, so I’m glad to see her looking cute.

    • AlexisPayne


    • SheWhoMustBeObeyed

      I think it works for a young skinny starlet like her. IN.

    • Julie Chase

      In. I want to steal her face.

    • vintagion

      In, though I wish she had a big statement ring or something. Great hair for this look. Go, girl!

    • Dhammadina

      Cute. Cute. Cute. In.

    • Sara Parker

      In! Cathy Cambridge should look into maxi-skirts like this, I have a feeling they only look good on the slim-hipped.

    • charlotte

      Here I am with my deep dislike for maxi skirts, but whatever….I give this an IN.

    • RedRaven617

      In. She is very pretty.

    • Patricia Gillett

      IN. The dress is darling on her. 

    • Claudia Berry

      SHe looks great, but wtf on the setting?

    • Tom Markiewicz


    • crash1212

      Wow. OUT. It’s SO plain…it needed SOMETHING to zchooz (I have NO idea how to spell that) it up…so very, very plain. And boring. And where are her feets? She’s beautiful – dress is not.

    • fringebenefit

      In. But I’d prefer to see a bit of shoe…seems too long, even for a maxi.

    • Andrea Lane

      Love love love. In.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      concrete, yes, but aye like it too.

      actually, i really do like it. i just wish they hadnt had her pose next to something made of the substance which looks like, when it was dry, exploded all over her dress.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      This would be SO kickin’ if it were short , and so sassy for a young girl.  I really think the maxi-skirt is not the length for her or for this print.  If young Miss Collins was up there in King Kong territory today, it would have been mighty breezy, so maybe I can give her a pass for warmth, if not for top style.

      Ergo, qualified “IN.”

    • PeaceBang

      Very pretty. Seems an obvious and easy IN.

    • brokephilosopher

      I’m not normally a big fan of maxiskirts but she looks ADORABLE and comfortable and adorable.  IN!

    • brokephilosopher

      I’m not normally a big fan of maxiskirts but she looks ADORABLE and comfortable and adorable.  IN!

    • Sara__B

      Not perfect, but IN. I’d like this better if the skirt were short instead of a hitting-the-floor maxi, but that’s a minor quibble.

    • Sara__B

      Not perfect, but IN. I’d like this better if the skirt were short instead of a hitting-the-floor maxi, but that’s a minor quibble.

    • TheOtherChristina

      Love this! IN.

      People hate maxi skirts? Where have I been?

    • TheOtherChristina

      Love this! IN.

      People hate maxi skirts? Where have I been?

    • Jessica Pippin

      She is adorable. Love it. IN. 

    • Tadiana

      Joining the chorus of “Ins”.  Cute and fun.   All dishtowel dresses (Sweet P) should look so good.

    • Vivi N

      Who hates maxi skirts?! Not I.

    • LaVonne Ellis


      Also, they’d BETTER cast her as young Liz in the Liz Taylor biopic.

    • lrhoff

      This suits her.  Nicely done.

    • nancymae

      Love. IN.

    • deliadee

      IN and adorable.  Just a skosh too long, though.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Small case in.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      I’m giving it an IN, because she’s  doing her best to not let it wear her, but I do think this kind of dress calls for a taller woman.

    • elemspbee

      In. totally cute.

    • Lisa

      Out!  Not because it’s a maxi, although I’m not nuts about them either.  But it just doesn’t fit her well. It’s way too big.

    • siriuslover

      In. She looks really pretty and not in a princess-y way.

    • Judy_J

      IN. It’s a skosh too long, but she still looks adorable.

    • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      I like maxi skirts. Until I get schlerotherapy, I shall cherish their coverage. And she looks adorable, eyebrows and all.

    • myblackfriendsays

      In! I would totally wear this.

    • benjamin478

      completely IN!

    • Kira McAulay

      Adorable…in…. I love a maxi skirt and I do not care that I am barely 5′ tall and never wear heels!

      • MilaXX

         I’m 5’3″ and love them. Especially in the summer.

    • jen

      i’d love to wear this dress!

    • Alli

      Would’ve been cuter as a knee-length dress. Floor-length skirts are either Fancy Pants Central (like Oscar gowns) or one step above pajamas for me. There is no middle ground.

    • Fifi LaRoux

      In! She looks fun and youthful!

    • Excellence_and_Elegance

      Out. Shapeless, unflattering, and particularly uninspiring for a movie promotion. If she were going to a flea market this might be appropriate. 

    • quiltrx

      I think it’s really cute, AND a good logistical choice.  If you’re atop the ESB, you don’t want to have to worry about your short skirt floofing up and exposing your hoo-hoo.

    • MilaXX

      I LOVE a maxi and think she looks super cute here. The setting reminds me of the old studio system and the fake events and dates they would set up for the young stars like Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney or Shirley Temple.


    • Stubenville

      Dish clothes. From Kohls. On sale.

      • DCSheehan

        Praise be, I thought I was alone! We need to hide though because the others have all clearly been possessed!

        No matter how far down they mark those dish cloths ain’t nobody buying them!

    • sleah_in_norcal

      IN. she looks relaxed and adorably age-appropriate to use an already over-used tired cliche.  when i read your description of the no votes i saw “looks like a batch of towel heads”, and i thought well, thats politically incorrect, even on TLo.

    • ballerinawithagun

      In, perfect summer ensemble.

    • bellalozza

      barfarama what an awful frock

    • margaret meyers

      The length is what makes it look like a bunch of dish towels.  It might have worked as a shorter skirt.

    • karena10

      I can’t believe all these ‘ins’.  My first thought was ‘yuk’ and I’m sticking with it.

    • alyce1213

      In, sort of.  I’m thinking (hoping) it looks much better in person.

    • Kirsten Henry

      SO CUTE! In!

    • Merneith

      Out. I like maxi dresses but this one is dreary.

    • Laura

      LOVE. IN.

    • cleep1000

      So cute!  IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN

    • lesmaha

      Out. Too big and shapeless.

    • AWStevens

      Me no like.  Looks like a Mack truck ran over it a few times before she she put it on.  OUT

    • AthenaJ

      In! Totally works on her, and I actually think the ‘worn’ look of the dress fits in with the building and the NYC backdrop. 

    • efishfan

      If she was indoors, maybe. Since she’s outside(ish), it just seems wrong.

    • judybrowni

      Just a skosh too long, even for a maxi.

      Good thing there’s no escalator at the Empire State building.

    • TSkot

      How cute it would be short.  OUT

    • fashionablylate

      Not feeling it. Out.

    • LuisaNL

      love. want. IN.

    • korilian

      IN, duh.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Out.  Dishtowels and she’s tripping on them.  I expect her to give herself a black eye slipping off the steps of that viewfinder.

    • guestela


    • mandy rees

      IN! Adorable!

    • FayeKat

      IN, no doubt about it!

    • Haley Buchanan

      Adorable.  I am one of the kittens that has the dislike for the maxi skirts, but I think I may only dislike them on myself.  There’s no denying that this girl looks bright and fresh and happy, regardless of her skirt length.  IN.

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      IN.  though I don’t love the fit on the top, its a cute print.  I’ll take a well covered starlet over that shitty blazer “dress” Rhianna was wearing any day. 

    • aimee_parrott

      IN, clearly.  She’s adorable.

    • Claire McLendon

      Is it just me, or does anyone else think the line of this dress, and the bazillion others like it in the junior’s market this year, kind of reflect the influence of season one of Downton Abbey? Modern materials, yes, but it’s almost that early Edwardian profile with the extremely close-fit lower abdomen/front hip (accomplished at the time by a girdle, and now by Spanx) with a blouson top – I really wonder if there’s some link there. 

    • MinAgain

      This has Easter written all over it.  Easter 1974, that is.  But I loved the 70’s, and I love this look.  In.

    • Janet Selman

      OK, in, but DOES SHE HAVE FEET?

    • Kel of the Pop Tarts

      I really hate maxi dresses, but I like the colors of the dress. Mixed, but I am voting Out!

    • Laura Valentine

      In. A lot of maxi skirts just end up looking frumpy or like lounging clothes.  The fit of this one is phenomenal and it looks comfy yet chic.  

    • Vera

      She’s cute. IN.

    • Joey Melliza

      in but could’ve been a WERQ with a nice pin or interesting neck piece

    • bluefish

      Not a maxi dress fan but I love the fabric — and the cut.  Really great top.  She’s such a pretty young thing.  In.

    • Susan Bullard Mayer

      It’s super-cute on her, but something about it screams Dress Barn.  And I have nothing against Dress Barn.  But that silhouette was worn by my fourth grade teacher in 1993. 

      God, I hate all the 90s redux going on right now.  Being on a college campus right now drives me crazy.  Why the hell do these kids think what they wear is cool?

    • formerlyAnon

      IN, on her & her cute young ilk.

      I don’t think the cute but shapeless top will do much for those who are already boxy, or buxom, or broad in the shoulder or beam.

      It will be *comfortable* however, which may lure some into wearing it who shouldn’t.

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      IN. Cute.

    • CatherineRhodes


    • Louise Bryan


    • Cherry

       Every person has free choice. Free to obey or
      disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences.
      Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.

    • saanrio

       They should have taken it up just an inch on the bottom hem, but other than that, I like it.


    • demidaemon

      OUT. I’m sorry, but that print is hideous, and it should have been belted.

    • ccm800


    • Sophie Collier

      IN.  Not much to say about it, though.  It’s okay.  She looks good.

    • mjude


    • Ally Monge

      Love it… she looks awesome and I hate maxi dresses. An ad for looking good in a maxi if I’ve ever seen it.

    • Valeria Josy Rivera


    • Brendan Foehr

      I don’t love it, or maxi skirts, but she’s just this side of IN. Also I had to say IN to soften the blow of what I’m going to say next: YOUR FATHER IS PHIL COLLINS EW EWEWEW YOU’RE WEIRD.

    • P M

      OUT. On principle alone. 

    • TieDye64

      IN. Different and cute. Suits her.

    • Nora Mulllin

      IN! And I’d like one myself, or at least a good knockoff.

    • Emily

      in  very cute.

    • belfebe

      IN.  She looks adorable and she didn’t even have to show anything.  Not even her knees.  That’s an accomplishment in and of itself.

    • Greg Yoder

      In, certainly, but it would be a longer in with a shorter skirt. 

    • Claudia Gilbert

      In.  I don’t know who she is or why someone felt it necessary to dangle her off the top of a tall building, but she looks uber-cute here.  Young and fresh!  And we all know how Hollywood feels about fresh…

    • aristida_girl

      IN, its pretty…

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      IN! Really cute even if I don’t know who she is.

    • Karol Figueroa

      In, but just on her and maybe a handful of other girls. Careful.

    • chitowndg

      Out: the maxi skirt is terrible,

    • Sweetbetty

      I don’t care for the dress but if she isn’t the spittin’ image of a young Liz Taylor I’m an orangutan’s aunt.  Did I hear Lindsey Lohan was set to appear as Liz in a biopic?  Take it away from her and give it to this sweet Lily.

      • Charlotte Horseman

        Oh!  I think you are right – she would be lovely.  And young Liz was fresh and lovely like this.  NOT something you can say about poor LiLo now…

    • Beth G

      I love that she doesn’t look like sitting down would become a pixelated moment.

    • Lucía Valencia

      Totally OUT. It looks like it spend way to much time on the wash.

    • Aly Light


    • ThaliaMenninger


    • TheLaurenJean

      Out. Dishtowels were my first thought.

    • StrandedFashionista

      I like it. It’s cute. IN.

    • librarygrrl64

      Does nothing for me. A quiet out.

    • Judy S

      IN. she looks lovely. I like the dress because although it’s a maxi it’s not overwhelming. It looks comfortable and chic at the same time.

    • Charlotte Horseman

      Agreed!  Total IN.

    • M

      I can’t get over her being Phil Collins’ daughter.  I have some sort of irrational feeling about her.  Like I am looking at Phil Collins in drag.

    • Anplica Fiore

      She is lovely & adorable all in one look!!  In!  And I personally really want that maxi.  :)

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      She looks pretty but the dress looks like it’s made of old gum wrappers.  OUT.

    • DinahR

      IN  I think this is adorable.  Fresh and cute. She looks awkward and confused on that rooftop though, can’t say I blame her. 

    • Julie Fountain

      I think it’s cute! In!

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      It looks like she’s wearing her big sister’s dress.  Still, I’d give her an IN.

    • Anna Garces

      This looks like a distressed dress, out