WERQ: Cobie Smulders in Dolce & Gabbana

Posted on March 20, 2012

Cobie provides a perfect demonstration of the WERQ philosophy. The Way of the WERQ, if you will.


Cobie Smulders attends the premiere of “American Reunion” in LA in a Dolce & Gabbana dress.

Because a lesser gal would’ve taken the opportunity of an American Pie sequel premiere to just throw on something short and sparkly and be done with it, but a gal who really knows how to WERQ shows up like she’s there to receive an award. We don’t love that matchy Trapper Keeper of a purse, but you are WERQing the shit out of that gorgeous dress, girl. Snaps up!


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans, David Gabber/PR Photos]

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  • Geoff Dankert

    And oh my Oprah, is she giving FACE! 

    • JosephLamour

      She’s definitely a smize professional.

  • suzanne77

    It is amazing how well she is werqing that print too. It seems like it would be hard to pull off.

  • Hair LOVE!

    • ballerinawithagun

      Agree, her hair looks fabulous rather than that straight, depressing look they’ve been doing on “How I Met Your Mother” lately.

    • charlotte

       Dress LOVE!

  • I love that dress. Why wasn’t it offered to Julianne Moore instead of some of her usual monstrosities? But Cobie makes it look so good it pretty much has to be retired now.

    • Moore COULD look beautiful in the dress, but she’d do something awful to it.  Raise the hem to expose her ankles and wear huge moon boots or something…

  • Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look so great. The hair is gorgeous.

  • Yay, I <3 her! She's so good on How I Met Your Mother – I hope she's great in The Avengers. And she's smart to dress so well in advance of it, considering that she's the least famous person in it and has a relatively minor role. I hope this means we'll get lots of great dresses from her this summer, especially as she's fond of color (and looks smashing in it).

    Psst: there's no L in her first name.

  • Anathema_Device

    Yes, she looks fantastic. Great hair, statement earrings that manage to not fight with the dress, fantastic print dress, neckline interesting enough to not need a necklace. WERQ it!

    Agree with you on the purse. Yellow would have been great, or even black.

  • nancylee61

    Love the dress, it is absolutely gorgeous!! I also love her hair and make-up. Really gorgeous, all around!!! WERQ, indeed!!!

  • Kristy Evans

    She is smizing like a pro. Miss Tyra would be so proud.

  • “The Way of the WERQ” will be the title of TLo’s book, right?

  • CQAussie

    Loving it!  Way to go Robin!  heh

  • Snailstsichr

    I love her lip color with that dress.

  • Wrenaria

    Lovely. Adore her hair here.

  • sagecreek

    Oh, I love this look! Even the trapper keeper!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    She looks way better than all the other women there, and she’s not even in the movie. WERQ that pre-Avengers publicity opportunity!

  • Oh wow!  I really love this!  She looks totally confident – that sells it for sure!  I love how this dress flatters her figure.  The color of her dress and the tone of her hair and make up are in sync.  Yay for letting natural beauty show through!

  • SpcilK

    Her hair and make up look great! She is very pretty, but this dress is not working for me. The draping, asymmetric construction, and diagonal peplum lends itself to very slender body types.

  • Kimmu

    That does seem like the right amount of WERQ one needs, a certain “I will rip your balls off and give them to Ms. Marvel to wear as earrings” look, to be Maria Hill, even if I wished they had actually kept her hair short for the movie.

  • Kayceed

    She looks cool as a cucumber. Werq, indeed. Also, that draped bateau neckline is super flattering – but you hardly see it anymore.

  • howdoilook

    Scherbatsky in the HOUSE!! That’s my girl. <3

  • Linzenberg

    Plus, she’s standing in such a way to work with the pleating around her pelvis. She looks like an ancient Greek statue, all lovely organic curves. I love when stars clearly practice on front of the mirror before heading out the door.

  • kimmeister

    I guess I’m in the minority for not loving the hair – looks strangely flat in front.  Love the neckline but not the diagonal ruffle across the hip.

  • jw_ny

    I never knew her IRL name, but have been a fairly regular viewer of How I Met Your Mother.  

    Cobie looks great here.  It looks easy and relaxed…yet obviously well thought out and put together.  Love the flowy print gown, and her hair and makeup are beautiful.  Ditch the purse.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Actually I kinda like the trapper keeper.  Love the color of it.  Cobie looks amazing.  That is not an easy dress to pull off, what with the print and the ruffles and the asymetrical seams and the cowl neck.  She’s doing it.  Love the hair, too.

  • muzan-e

    Cobie Smoulders.

  • WERQ indeed. I find that dress rather sad but she looks wonderful.

  • OMG She’s so gorgeous I’m gonna cry.

  • Lilithcat

    She chose that dress to match the backdrop, right?

    The dress really is beautiful, and so is she, but I do wish she had combed her hair.

  • Rebecca Johnson

    I think she looks great. I love, in the first photo, how you can see this big brouhaha is being staged a few feet from a Baja Fresh. Seeing behind the Hollywood curtain is always fun.

    • I don’t remember ever seeing a Hollywood premier in a food court.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    I don’t know what it is about her, but I never recognize this girl on the red carpet. Keep in mind I am a big HIMYM fan.

  • rawrgrowlrawr

    Looking classy at the premiere of a classless movie. She looks stunning. 

  • I love Cobie, and she’s never looked this good on the red carpet before. Nothing better than an actress from one of your favorite sitcoms turning into a red carpet starlet!

  • NurseEllen

    When you write the “TLO Guide to Fashion” you can include this in the WERQ chapter.  She looks good, she knows it, she shows it.  Rock on, Cobie!

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    You are so right! And so is She!

  • Yay! Love her. It’s rare that she’s out on the red carpet, so I’m glad when she does come out, she werqs it.

  • unbornfawn


  • She’s so, so PRETTY…

  • beebee10

    i don’t know who she is but WERQ!

  • GorgeousThings


    Whatever – love the dress.

  • aimee_parrott

    Wow — she looks fabulous!  WERQ indeed.

  • stunning as always

  • Yay! WERQ it, Robin Scherbatsky!

  • Fabulous AND appropriate for the season. She’s such a cute girl, wouldn’t mind seeing more of her and less of some of those other minor, TV types. I even like the bag. Just perfect.

    I agree with Alli that ‘Way of the WERQ’ should be in the ‘consider’ pile for a TLo book title.

  • alyce1213

    Perfect. And the nicest thing is she makes it look easy.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Like her, hate her terribad sitcom. I hope she’s in something I can bear to watch soon.

  • Susan Sontag

    Sorry, that’s an ugly print.

  • I love her so much on HIMYM-anyone who makes sleep eating ribs look good can pull off a funky print.

  • Up until this point, I’ve always thought her name was Colbie.

  • I think she’s one of the few people who could pull off that hair and dress and make it seem fabulous.  WERQ, indeed!

  • SapphoPoet

    Trapper Keeper. Heh.

  • librarygrrl64

    Fresh, feminine, and subtly sexy. Good on ya, Robin Sparkles!

  • formerlyAnon

    I really like her hair. And the dress looks great when it could so easily have gone the other direction (IMO). So she deserves her WERQ!

  • cleep1000

    The purse is ruining it for me. I don’t think the straggly hair does a thing for her beautiful face. I hope she’s growing it out.

  • MilaXX

    Like the shape and hair/makeup, but I don’t like the floral pattern and the clutch is too big and matchy macthy

  • Lisa

    Heeeeey, I like the Trapper Keeper clutch, you boys you!  And that is a great dress – the hair and makeup work too!  WERQ!

  • gubblebumm

    What purse would the fashion godlettes suggest then> it would help us cranky minions if we knew what was be the “right” purse to carry

  • Lilyana_F

    She looks fantastic! Well done, girl!

  • butterflysunita

    I love that dress, and she looks so beautiful in it. 

  • amywinns

    Lovely! I am glad she went low key on the makeup, hair and accessories, letting them be supporters to the dress doing most (though not all!) of the work.

  • What an unattractive dress! But I do see its merits. 

  • That neckline is begging for some jewelry.