In or Out: Brooklyn Decker in J. Mendel

Posted on April 10, 2012

Oh, Brooklyn, honey! It looks like you may have gotten one right this time! Sort of!

Brooklyn Decker attends the premiere of “Battleship” in Australia in a J. Mendel gown.

J. Mendel Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Toni Garrn

T Lo Editorial Meeting, 4/10/12, 7:15 AM EDT:

T: I hate it.

Lo: Shut up, you big face! I love it!

T: You’re the big face.

So you can see why we’re throwing it out to a vote. Lo thinks it’s striking on her, but even he can admit the changes made to the bodice (black lining) don’t actually improve the look. Tom thinks the lining is not the issue here; that it’s far more concerning that the dress – in both versions – is sporting a highly incongruous pair of sleeves that look like they were ripped off the costume of a Grease 2 cast member who just happened to wander by. Lo thinks there’s more good than bad in this look and T thinks, well, the exact opposite of that. It’s a marvel we’re still together after 16 years.


Vote Now!


IN! Lo is RIGHT! I am excited by her look and would like to read more about it!

OUT! T is right! She looks like shit and please remove me from your mailing list!



Emily Blunt’s banana-colored dress got big raves, which allowed people to pretend not to notice her poor lip color. The result? IN.


[Photo Credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images,]

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  • Judy_J

    Hate it.  Sorry, Lo.

    • JosephLamour

      Agreed. Hate it.

      • Nellie Wilson

        Me three. Hate it.

  • David Calder

    Ew. No. Out. Those sleeves are ridiculous. She looks like an extra from a bar scene in Star Trek.

    • Anplica Fiore

      Thank you!  Exactly so.

  • Amanda Miller

    Tragic. Out.

    • Jennifer L.


    • Macasilver

      In the caption pic they looked like horrible hair extensions! I was shocked.

      • Michelle Hassell-Prahl

        I thought the same thing!! I kept thinking, “what is going on with her hair???”

    • JDreesen

      “i’ll be your giiiiiiirl, for all seasons…all the year throoooough…”

      oh, sorry.  got caught up in memories of Miss Pfeiffer and the T-Birds.  which, though i love in a sappy reminiscent sort of way, is also kind of tragic.

      i wouldn’t be caught dead in this dress. “D-E-D, DED.”

  • Jonika Tannous

    Those bitches need to be cut. The sleeves. TLo can stay.

  • Little_Olive

    I’m definitely with T on this one. No a flattering dress and overall a blah look. 

  • JillSpill

    OUT – T is right!  But don’t you dare take me off the mailing list!

  • crackineggs

    I’m with Big Face #1. Out.

  • Scimommy

    I’m so with Tom on this one, it’s not even funny.

  • G

    Horrible sleeves.  Poor bodice fit.  Ugly idea for a dress.  OUT.

  • Liana Brooks

    OUT –  I’m with Tom on this one.

  • Maggie

    Gotta go with Tom here. I really hate those sleeves. OUT

  • Michael_Jones

    Sorry, Lo, but I can’t with those sleeves.  OUT.

  • Kathrine Marlow

    Get rid of the big nasty gold sleeves and it’d be an in, current iteration? OUT OUT OUT

  • Bobbi

    It is hideous! Those sleeves are horrendous.

  • terpsichory

    No way! Looks as if there’s a second person hiding behind and doing her arms for her. They will probably try feeding her jello any minute, now. Out!

  • hellkell

    It would be in if she carried the good idea she had by getting rid of the cutouts into ripping those ugly ass sleeves off. OUT.

  • PaperPusher2


    She is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model made to look like a Dynasty worshipping wannabe, frumpily.     

  • Cheryl Larkin

    Hate everything about it.

  • ItchyInKentucky

    The only way those sleeves would be acceptable is if she was in a situation where she had to scream out “JAZZ HANDS!!!” at random intervals. OUT. (Congrats on the 16 years, BTW)

  • wisenhar

    I hate it when T and Lo fight.  :-(  I somewhat agree with both of you.  I think the dress should have either the sleeves or the lining.  Of course, I’d like the dress without the sleeves altogether, but I think the sleeves are acceptable without the lining.  Can’t we all just get along?

  • kckris

    This is so terribly ugly – it’s far worse than an Out.  More like a “Girl, that is NOT your dress!”  Shouldn’t be anyone’s dress really…

  • Beth G

    Out.  Bad sleeves, bad lining, and bad fit.

  • butterflysunita

    OUT.  The black lining on the bodice makes it look like she has two cat’s eyes on her chest.  

  • Donna Lee

     The bodice + the sleeves are giving me a very Optimus Prime goes clubbing vibe.  OUT.

  • Claudia Gilbert

    Awful.  Truly.

  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    OUT. I can’t pinpoint exactly why but it just doesn’t work.

  • Jackie Lorden

    Got to agree with Tom.

  • Ms_Flyover

    Team Tom this morning.  The sleeves made my eyes burn.

  • IAmJ

    Nooo. This one’s an out. Sorry, Daddy Lo.

  • Ms JJ

    The sleeves kill it dead.

  • cmb92191

    Take the gold lame out and it could be passable.. but as is.. OUT.  At first look I thought the sleeves were opera gloves gone way wrong!

  • Charlotte Horseman

    No no no no no no.  But still love you guys.  Don’t fight.

  • Kiltdntiltd

    Sorry, Lorenzo, I have to vote with Tom on this one. Aside from the addition of the lining doing the dress no favors, the cut of the bodice looks oddly sad, and saggy, and the sleeves just look too long, in addition to their actually belonging to something from a roller disco movie from 1980. O to the You Tee.

    • Anathema_Device

       I just keep hearing Shirley Bassey in my head singing, “Gold-FING-AAAARRR!”

      • Kiltdntiltd

        Bwah HAH HAH HAH! You just slayed me. Now I can face my work day at Cliff’s with a smile.

  • poggi

    For some reason, I don’t hate the sleeves on the original, but they look awful with the addition of the black lining., and And AND you can see the white stitches where they have hastily attached the lining to the dress.  OUT. 

    • Nayasabrina

       Good eye, poggi to see the stitches!  Speaking of which, T, immediately take Lo to the optometrist; you owe him at least that much after 16 years….


  • jennyv

    Not feeling it. Out.

  • RedRaven617

    I’m on T’s side… OUT

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Gold lame sleeves…? OUT.  Brooklyn, your a model for fuck’s sake. Knock it off with all the shittery.

  • fireontiger

    Yuck. No.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Out. Gimmicky, ill-fitted, poor fabric choices. Three strikes, you’re out.

  • jw_ny

    OUT!  Tom is right…that dress looks like shit, and gravity is not her friend!   From the neck up…Brooklyn looks ok.

    As for Emily Blunt…bitter kittens are obviously blind…that lip color was tragic! It was a solid out. ;P

  • msftmargarita

    Out- the sleeves are too much

  • DeborahLipp

    I like the weird sleeves, I like the way it’s fitted, I hate the eye makeup.


    • Sara L.

      Oh good! I’m not the only one! I really like this, actually. I think it is striking and different. So Team Lo! All two of us!

      • DeborahLipp

        We’re the coolest.

  • uprightcitizen

    To paraphrase Dorothy Zbornack from “The Golden Girls,” she looks like the mother of a Solid Gold dancer. Three kinds of wrong and all kinds of tacky

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Send those sleeves back to Studio 54 where they belong, OUT!

  • Catherine

    Sorry Lo – I am with T on this one. When the black liner in the bodice was added, the gold sleeves should have been cut – they just don’t make sense. OUT.

  • foodycatAlicia

    I’m Team Tom for this one. It’s not good at all. It reminds me of 60s sci-fi with poor production values. James T Kirk is lurking in the background to be taken advantage of.

  • BazoDee

    OUT. The cut outs make her lady parts look saggy.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    Sorry, Lo, I’m with T. Looks like there were two dresses, each of which might have been cute individually, and that are a big “What?” together. OUT.

  • Patrick Cleary

    Ugly and even though on closer inspection it appears to be the right size, it has the overwhelming illusion of being ill-fitted.

  • JenXer

    I’m with mostly with Tom. I like the choice of the black lining, but I like the high contrast black and white thing going on.  I loathe the sleeves, though they do answer the question of “What would Brian Boitano do to this dress?”

  • nannypoo

    It’s tacky and it doesn’t fit. The black lining appears to be basted in with white thread, so when she’s done with it she can rip it out and take it back to the consignment store.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Now, now: you’re both big faces! 

    But I’m with T on this. I’m starting to think Brooklyn is made up, and her real name is Staten Island Decker.

    • alyce1213

      I’ll go one further and remove her from NY entirely — Bayonne Decker.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Hahah!!!!! PERFECT!!!

  • Betsy Wasser

    Team Tom!

  • TAGinMO

    Those shiny, wrinkly, tacky sleeves would be offensively ugly no matter what dress they were randomly attached to. OUT.

    On another note, Brooklyn Decker is a pretty woman and all, but her features are remarkably unremarkable, as supermodels go.

  • Judith Mignault

    Out. The sleeves look like they’re from an halloween costume and the bodice is making my eyes twich.

  • In_Stitches

    Sorry Lo, her boobs are so low she looks like she’s nursing.  OUT.

  • Snailstsichr

    I have to go with Tom on this one. The sleeves are horrible.

  • Dr Skylaser

    Hate the sleeves, like the bodice lining.  On balance, OUT.  There are awesome black-and-white dresses that aren’t so unnecessarily stupid.

  • Anathema_Device

    I actually said aloud, to my computer screen, “Are those gold sleeves??!!” My husband replied from the other room, “What? Are you asking me something?” I forgot I wasn’t home alone.

    Anyway, anything that makes me forget myself and exclaim aloud to no one in particular is either fabulous or horrible. I’m going with the latter. If this had been sleeveless  or had sleeves that were black or white, I’d vote in. Those Goldfinger arms ruin it.


  • cluecat

    IN.  I’m in the (very tiny) minority that goes with LO.  I like that they took the Morticia Adams silhouette and did something different, and I don’t even hate the gold lame sleeves.  I understand why she didn’t want the cut outs and the black fabric underneath is all kinds of wrong but if they had found something different to do, it would have much better.   Her hair is pretty boring, and an updo with some modest earrings would have been much more flattering.

  • colleenjanel

    Lovely dress. Tragic sleeves. Rip those bitches off, and we might be able to salvage this mess. 

  • Pants_are_a_must

    The sleeves are awful and the alterations to the upper half only serve to make it look like a supervillain mask on her boobs. OUT. 

  • AlexisPayne

    Hate those sleeves, too distracting. OUT.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    NO! OUT! But please do not remove me from your mailing list!
    The sleeves…the sleeves…!!!

  • TheLaurenJean

    Ugh. Out. Seriously, I just pried a shirt with those same sleeves from my mother’s closet. I will not stand for it to be declared in!

  • MissAnnieRN

    OUT.  For the C3PO arms.  The changes made to the bodice are not distracting at first.  Then I scrolled down and saw the runway shot, scrolled back up to confirm that there were not Buffalo Bill style surgical cuts in Brooklyn’s bodice, and now all I can see are the damn black torso incisions.

    But really, it’s the sleeves.  

    She is lovely, though, isn’t she?

  • Melissa Mellon

    I hate it when Daddy and Daddy fight! Um…let’s see. Maybe it’s the matte look of the gold that’s fighting with the black and white? Maybe it’s the too-long sleeves and their resulting wrinkliness? I agree that *something* cool went into the thinking of this mix of elements, but the execution is just…off. Also? Her lack of bra isn’t helping any with the geometric elements on the front. So, B-/C+? 

    • Amelia Logan

      agree on all points.

  • lilibetp

    I’m with Tom on this one.

  • Ann

    Definite out. Those sleeves are just all kinds of wrong.

  • Mylynka Cardona

    Franken-sleeves.  OUT

  • Anne Meek White

    Bad. Bad. Bad. OUT.

  • MoreShoes

    That somebody made this dress doesn’t mean you have to wear it. Even if you got it for free. OUT, of course.

  • SapphoPoet

    OUT. I’m with T on this one. I think it was a good idea that got lost in the execution. Would look awesome as a sleeveless gown with no black lining.

  • lizajane1776

    Ick on the sleeves, but the rest of the dress is great, better with the black lining than with the cut-outs.
    In. Lowercase. (Why should I know her?)

  • Jessi03

    Oh honey no.  OUT.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Love you, Lorenzo – you know that, but I can’t agree with you on this discordant outfit.  Those sleeves are dreadful.  If this were sleeveless, it’d be an acceptable outfit, but as is… an OUT for me.

    Tom, points for you, doll.  I better not be fueling dissension in Chez T Lo…., I’d feel terrible!

  • VioletFem

    OUT. The sleeves are ugly.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    Horriblay. Out.

  • Sage Andersen

    OUT!  seriously, lo, fug.  i especially think the bodice/lining changes make it worse.  (though as designed, it is pretty unwearable by anyone but the one woman wearing it on the runway.)

  • Hetha Innis

    Detest. 16 years! That’s awesome.

  • Carrielou

    Such a vast improvement over that awful lacey, grandma panty thing she was wearing but, still, not quite making it for me.  I’m with Tom.

  • Celandine1

    Well, it’s eye-catching but still OUT. The sleeves and the white material look like a cheap shrug pulled over the dress. Those sleeves don’t relate to anything in dress.

  • Aaminah Khan

    I kinda love it. It’s striking, different, and the sleeves really don’t bother me all that much. I mean, yeah, they probably would have looked better either in black or not there at all, but the gold honestly isn’t as horrendous as people seem to be saying. IN.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Out! Never remove me from your mailing list though!

    Those sleeves hurt my eyes.

  • mhleta

    Take the sleeves off and we’ll talk. Otherwise, I simply shan’t.

  • kelsita421

    No, awful, OUT.

  • sarahofalessergod

    This made me wince.  Blade Runner meets Vegas, and not in a good way.

  • mllesatine

    In!Lorenzo is right.

  • Susan Crawford

    OUT. It looks as though Brooklyn borrowed something from Joan Collins, who is the ONLY Beyotch who could rock ruched, puffy gold sleeves on a black and white color-blocked dress, IMHO. This dress says to me that some little hussy is gonna get pushed into the swimming pool before the night is over.
    (Please never remove me from your mailing list, even though I’m on the OUTs with this look! I love you both just the same. Now you two shake hands and go outside and play nice, okay?)

  • Liz

    I thought she looked great for an aging actress.  I’m assuming she is 40+?

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    I’m voting with Tom, sorry Lo!

  • Kayceed

    Another Franken-dress. Also, a good, supportive bra would be most welcome. Out.

  • lesmaha

    Out. But please keep me on your mailing list–I’ll give you another chance!

  • Sara__B

    Now the bodice has a face! The gown doesn’t fit her well, the sleeves are silly, and she’s got stick-straight hair. A definite OUT for me!

  • guest2visits

    With the guy in uniform standing there; she looks like she’s working a cruise ship in her chanteuse-lounge act.
    Or even someplace in Vegas. It just appears to be some kind of uniform; not a gown. Very weird dress.
    — Greeting Hostess!

  • gabbilevy

    OUT, T is right, but please don’t remove me from your mailing list!!

  • Pennymac

    Looks like a pretty dress with an awful gold lame shrug. OUT

  • SpcilK

    No Lo!

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Her droopy boobs are ‘smizing’ at me. Otherwise it’s an IN.

  • FayeKat

    These sleeves are the devil! OUT!

  • Valerie Taylor

    Lose the sleeves, lose the lining.  Now I love it.

  • Emily

    Out. Yuck.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Those sleeves are TERRIBLE. Also – why in the hell are you guys already starting to work at 7:15am? I know you’re responsible and everything, but give yourselves a break and sleep in a little! You deserve it! Bitchiness, while always fabulous, can wait until after 8am at the very least.

  • Susan683

    um, NO.  Out. 

  • kimmeister

    Out. The sleeves are too cheap looking.

  • Amanda Gun

    Unreservedly out! That dress is the most hideous thing I’ve seen all day and if you knew what my face looked like this morning you’d know that’s not an easy task. I can’t find a single thing I like about this look. To top it off, she kind of looks like Morgan McMichaels in some of these pictures, and that barely even works for miss McMichaels herself.

  • BarbaraNovak

    Why do so many gorgeous Hollywood types not think their bosoms need picking up?  You’re a star – you’re beautiful – you really are – now lift those boobies!  And the sleeves are truly heinous.  But I would say I could live with it if she just had some chesticular support!

  • elleg929

    OUT – Plus the Grease 2 comment made my morning.

  • VicksieDo

    IN. It’s different and I like the sleeves.  I also am glad she did the lining of the cutouts, much classier.

  • RebeccaKW

    Yea, it’s the sleeves.  I don’t mind the black additions so much, so…the sleeves.  They come outta nowhere.  I think it would be great if it was sleeveless.

    Gotta go with out.  But TLo is always an IN!

  • Samuel Joesph Donovan

    It’s such a confusing dress.  I think she looks good overall, but she is putting in a LOT of the work where the dress itself is lacking.

  • marilyn

    OUT.  Too dowdy.

  • sagecreek

    Oh, those sleeves — OUTSKI.

  • Eva_baby

    Out.  Looks tons better on the model.

  • 2ndhandchic

    While I agree it looks better without the black insert, it would have been pretty revealing on Brooklyn without it. I like it. IN!

  • janetjb

    The sleeves look better on the model, but that’s not saying much.


  • Kolo_Ol

    the dress is ugly, her face is shiny, the sleeves are stupid and her ladies need support

  • Rand Ortega

    J. Mendel? Really? But… it looks so cheap. Usually the looks are so refined. This is hackneyed & ill conceived. O to the U to the T.

  • carpediva

    Trekkie couture. Hideously OUT.

  • leftcoastpickle

    OUT! yuck. The sleeves. And it just looks awful. I’m always disappointed that gorgeous women with options choose to wear awful clothes.

  • sweetestsith

    I’m fine with the black, its a nice contrast, but hate hate hate the gold sleeves. OUT. 

  • Kyle Crawford

    I threw up in my mouth a little……horrid. PR second challenge, bottom three, but not sent home.

  • MzzPants

    The makeup is atrocious.  She just looks scary in some of those images.  And the hair…there has been a consistent condemnation of center part, pin straight on this very blog and it’s made me a believer.  O-U-T

  • fashionablylate

    She’s IN. The sleeves are an issue, but it’s definitely interesting. LOVE her eye makeup.

  • StrandedFashionista

    I never liked the sleeves and the black lining takes all the sexy out of the dress. OUT. 

  • crash1212

    OUT. Sleeves are stupid, but seemed to make more visual sense with the cutouts intact…although even then, it’s still a stupid dress. Pretty hair though.

  • fashionablylate

    Make it three, I like it! Actually love the eye makeup too.

  • PeggyOC

     Out.  Hate it on the model, but then it at least looks like it fits.  This looks saggy and makes her boobs look like they’re hanging around her navel, which I’m sure are not.  Sleeves were a bad idea on the runway and a even worse idea in person.

  • fashionablylate

    Make it three, I like it! I even love the eye makeup.

  • Call me Bee

    Bad cutouts, bad sleeves, bad dress.

  • Kate Lorenz

    Too high waisted for her shape and the sleeves are awful.  Out.

  • Kathryn


  • Sara Munoz

    “Sort of!” is way too kind. Big. Old. OUT.

  • Michelle Argento

    HATE IT. It needs to be tighter and have those flesh cutouts. Otherwise, it looks like 80s prom 

  • belfebe

    I think it’s okay.  The problem, I think, is the fit.  The top kind of wrinkles funny.  Having said that, at least she doesn’t look like she’s wearing a giant diaper.  I would give her a very narrow IN.

  • Sara Munoz

    And she MUST be sweating in that thing. 

  • Delysia LaFosse

    Ew. OUT.

  • Wellworn

    Strange ugly dress.  Hate it.  Actually don’t think the black lining made it worse though.  It was already bad.  And what is with the hair sticking straight up?  Was it windy or was there some kind of reverse southern hemisphere thing going on?

  • EEKstl

    OUT.  The black looks fine, the sleeves are hiddy. I don’t mind the metallic, it’s that fit! If they were silver they’d be the arms of a robot costume.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    I’m a big face. Out.

  • Dejah_Thoris

    I’m with Tom. I seem to side with him a lot.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I would like it if it didn’t have those horrible sleeves.

    Her hair would look a lot prettier if she’d chop off a few inches.

  • Caaro3

    T:  I hate it
    C:  You’re right.    

  • Juline


    Sleeves almost work on the model, but not on her, even though she is very pretty. And agreed on the black lining on the bodice.

  • Joyce VG

    OUT because the sleeves are not interesting or flattering but plain ugly…but please do not take me off the mailing list.

  • Jamie

    rip off those sleeves and she looks great – OUT

  • NurseEllen

    Those sleeves are just awful, they make me reach for my zofran.*  OUT.  But please keep me on the mailing list anyway.

    *zofran = anti-nausea medication

  • greatscoutm

    Out.  Hate the welder’s sleeves.

  • PaulaBerman

    That is another terrible frankendress. Can’t see her shoes, but her hair looks like she’s in a windy place. If she’s not, she’s got some serious flyaways. OUT.

  • Mathilde

    IN (even if I’m not a big fan of this bodice either)

  • KathKo

    I agree with Tom, here : the sleeves have to go.

  • SignLadyB

    I think the sleeves are hiddy. The dress itself (especially after that wierd lace over granny pants number) is probably better with the inserts in the bodice. So it’s a TLO tie.

  • lilazander

    I personally have a hard time believing it’s J. Mendel; he ususally designs such ultra feminine beautiful gowns…. This is just confusing.

  • random_poster

    OUT.  That dress is ugly regardless of who wears it.

  • Larkin21

    Yeah, don’t like the sleeves and, for once, I think the cut outs make it look better. Don’t like the black lining at all. OUT.

  • vanjar


  • Jane Morris

    Yeah, that dress is at war with itself. out.

  • lrhoff

    Nope, it’s just not working for me….

  • blue

    OUT. Yes, the sleeves ruin it.

  • Cathy S

    Tom is correct. The sleeves are horrible. The dress is so very Out.

  • Pannyx

    Hate it. Those sleeves should be burned.

  • lalahartma

    Out!  Bad dress.

  • Dave

    Her tits look angry.  When she stands with her arms at her sides, all I see is Disco Predator staring back at me.  So, Lo?  No.  OUT.

  • sashaychante

    OUT  This dress looks alarmingly cheap, which I’m sure it is not.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty


    Although to be fair, it’s partly because I’ll never get the sight of her in that lace monstrosity out of my head.  Poor girl.

  • Sandisan

    OUT.  Looks kinda chic on the model, but on Brookie here, it just looks ucky.  (that’s a technical term)

  • BrightsideSusan

    I could live with the sleeves until the balck lining was added, then it made the sleeve look like too much.  The black lining, on it’s own is fine, but it took the dress in another direction; to more of a crisp look which the gold then ruins.


    OUT.  Hate the dress.  Maybe possibilities if those sleeves weren’t there.  Maybe.  

    Although I give her an IN from the neck up.  Like the hair and makeup.

  • CatherineRhodes


  • alyce1213

    OUT!  Tom’s right.   This has to be one of the stupidest dressed I’ve ever seen.  Crumpled gold lamé sleeves??  

    Lorenzo — are you feeling ok?

  • librarygrrl64

    OUT. Those sleeves, THOSE SLEEVES!!!

  • Nancer

    Out. Sorry.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Hate the sleeves.  OUT.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    this was a dress made for the hooterless. BD, here, is not precisely over-endowed but a person cant wear this dress as is if that person is endowed at all.

    problem w/ the fix is that it ruins the dress. its whole essence is thrown off, if you will, the lines are now all screwy & wrinkled & go from being something more like geometric op art finish fetish to something more like a squished abstract mess. add the sleeves to that & all cohesion is lost, those sleeves do wind up looking like they were hastily ripped off someone at the last minute & applied to a dress that doesnt want them. perhaps to hide her trackmarks? she’s a cutter? but we know thats not true from the black lace diaper dress. so theres no reason at all for them to exist [sleeves or diaper dress, but anyway].

  • CMS

    I’m a bit distracted by what look like stitches holding the black and white parts together – in the fourth pic

  • MilaXX

    Small IN.
    I think the filling in the cutouts was a smart move and the fit is okay. The problem is that the dress with those sleeves is just plain old hiddy. Chop off those arms and I really don’t have a problem with this look.

  • lifetime_student

    Out. My first thought was that she didn’t have time to remove her secret super hero costume. Maybe her phone booth malfunctioned?

  • petalfrog

    Out. It’s hideous and doesn’t fit her

  • choco

    IN–as in “never where this out” 😛 sorry Lo 

  • Barbora

    Tom is right, OUT

  • mom2ab

    When supermodels with access to the worlds best fashion and stylists leave the house looking like this they deserve the public flogging they receive.  OUT.

  • JimiG

    Out. Those sleeves are ridiculous.

  • Kate4queen

    Out T is right-hate the sleeves particularly.

  • allj

    I’m with T on this one. It’s just horrible. Hate hate hate hate hate.

  • frances rossi

    Love it. Very different and unique but still chic and flattering.

  • mjude

    OUT. do not like the sleeves, nor do i even get it?

  • fiestyfashionfem

    Ugh – out.  

  • formerlyAnon

    Out. Tom is EXACTLY right. (whew! after going with Lo the last few times I was fearing for my judgement). The sleeves combine with the chevron-esque cutouts on the bodice to give her too much resemblance to a hood ornament.

  • bellafigura1

    I must give props to that dress.  Gotta work pretty hard to make her body look boring, which it does.

  • Gina Knox Rook

    frankendress. OUT

  • DCSheehan


  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Out she is a piece of shit and please remove me from your mailing list.

  • cjcris23

    In the thumbna I thought the sleeves were atrocious extensions.

  • littlemac8

    OUT, out!  Heinous.  That girl cannot dress herself to save her life! But I won’t vote out if it gets me removed from your fabulous mailing list which does the SkyMall catalogue one better!  :)

  • sleepycat

    Love it although I think matches the background a little too much, IN

  • Andrea Lane

    Blegh. Grease 2 was never a good idea.


  • Eovaai

    OUT. Hate it.  The sleeves are stupid and the dress is ugly.

  • Sophie Collier

    It’s quite ugly, actually.  Only slightly less ugly without the black lining.  OUT

  • Merneith

    Out. Sorry, Lo. It’s a stupid dress. And honestly, Brooklyn needs a bra.

    We should give Joanna Coles her own show, sort of like Tabatha Takes Over, where she busts into designers’ workrooms and holds their feet to the fire while asking, “How am I supposed to wear a bra with this?” We’d all be better people for it, in the end.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    UGLE city. She’s OUT.

  • Tom Markiewicz

    IN. overally, it’s a visually stunning look, which is what you want at a premiere.

  • guestela


  • plinkiedoodle

    Out.  Hate the sleeves.  

  • amyfromnj

    The sleeves look like were made out of Meryl Streep’s academy awards dress, which both look like they are from curtain number three on Let’s Make a Deal.

  • Mags

    IN. Bitch looks fierce.

  • demidaemon

    OUT. Looks too old on her, especially with the alterations. Also the sleeves are pretty Golden Girl.

  • unpiously

    Why are your boobs glaring at me, Brooklyn? What did I ever do to them? Stop looking at me, boobs! (That last should be in a Billy Madison voice.)


  • altalinda


  • ccm800

    Hate it  – Team T here. OUT. Barely like it without the added black –  hate it with – weighs everything down.

  • bluefish

    Out out and out. 

  • bailey debruynkops

    i want a coo ooo ooo oool rider, if he’s cool enough he can burn me thru and thru woaa ooh oooooooh. & out

  • bluerinse


  • AWStevens

    I don’t hate it but why does she have C3PO’s arms?  OUT

  • Badriya Al-Badi’a

    Those sleeves are hideous!  Out out out!

  • JillK

    I’m with T here. It’s hideous. The changes made it predictable and boring, the sleeves are mega hiddy, and girl needed to wear a BRA! Sorry, Lo, this is a big, fat OUT.

  • Grace Ritt

    IN, actually. She looks chic.

  • annamiklo

    Out.  Horrifying attack sleeves killing an otherwise cool dress.  Bummer.  

  • TieDye64

    The model killed it. Brooklyn did not. OUT. Sorry, Lo.