In or Out: Ginnifer Goodwin in H&M

Posted on April 30, 2012

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Ginnifer Goodwin attends the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington in an H&M Exclusive Glamour Collection gown.

H&M Exclusive Glamour Conscious Collection

Our thoughts, they are wild and untrammeled. On the one hand, this poor little lassie can’t seem to put heel down to red carpet without a small, quiet disaster occurring. You can tell she really likes fashion and wants to wear interesting things, but the end result is often awkward and ill-suited to her. So when the result is something like this, which doesn’t actually make us wince, like so many other of her red carpet attempts, we’re inclined to do the positive reinforcement thing and possibly overpraise it. On the other hand, we can’t help noticing that the the thick belt, gold clutch and super-strong lip all seem like serious missteps.

On the other, other hand it’s H&M, which, whatever else is going wrong or right, you’ve gotta give the girl props for having ladyballs. They don’t call it Nerd Prom for nothing; she’s spending the night with a bunch of people so image- and money-obsessed that it would make the Vanity Fair Oscar Party look like a 1910 Lawrence, Kansas Temperance League meeting in comparison. And as with all things in 21st Century media life, fashion is a huge part of the evening. This dress, no matter what else, is bold as hell on her part.

Also, to be perfectly fair (or put another way; on the other, other, other hand), it actually is kind of cute on her and suits her well.

Darlings, we take it out of our many hands and put it in yours.



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IN! Romantic and edgy at the same time. Plus, I’m not nauseated by the price point.


OUT! Cheap and badly accessorized. “Lady balls,” my ass. Or something.


Miss Charlize’s Transformers dress was so clearly OUT that the bitter kittens never even bothered with the question of its outness, preferring to spend their time finding new and interesting ways to describe how OUT it was.


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  • VeryClaire

    I think, she looks cute: dress, hair & makeup. I’ll agree that the belt was a mistake, but that’s a small detail.

    • Louise Bryan

      I like the belt; otherwise, the dress is just too much white with an abrupt texture change.  I give her an IN.

    • Nelliebelle1197

       What is the fabric? Does anyone know?

  • mjude


  • Sobaika Mirza

    Uhhh… In? Mostly because she’s looked a lot worse in the past. But if we’re grading on a curve, this is practically a Werq for her.

  • IN! I like it on her. 

  • Judy_S

    IN, but the belt is a mistake and probably you are right about the lipstick.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      My thoughts exactly!  The belt is sitting too high and is too wide, and the lipstick color is bad.  But she’s so adorable, she’s an IN for me.

  • IN – given that she usually manages to look really stumpy of leg, she must be standing on a box under there, but she looks pretty and the dress is flattering and a good shape on her.

    • ampg

      I agree; my first thought when I saw this was, “She looks really tall, so it should be an IN just for that.”  I think it works for her – the belt wasn’t the greatest choice, but it wasn’t the worst choice, either.  Definitely IN.

  • Tamara Hogan

    I think she looks absolutely great – pitch-perfect hair and makeup – but that the dress is simply too much dress for this event.

  • IN.  love everything except the lipstick.  too overpowering on her.

  • Well, the skirt makes her look tall… Love the jewelry and makeup. IN.

  • MissAnnieRN

    it’s so-so.  Props for the ladyballs.  Appealing to Michelle Obama’s sensibilities.  But I can’t get past the frayed hems.  

  • The lack of pristine tailoring bugs me.  The belt is unimaginative and the clutch is boring. I actually like the dress but the styling, while not a disaster, is just blah. OUT.

  • DinaSews


  • Dress is cute, but that lip color is all sorts of wrong. She should have gone for a bluer shade of red not a orange-red. So out b/c this one mistake ruins the entire look. 

  • BazoDee

    Ohhh tough. The overall dress is soooo heavy on the bottom -which is such an imbalance with the tiny pixie hair. I can forgive the red lips. Hmmm -I guess IN

  • FoxInSocks

    I think the belt might have actually worked if the length of the dress was shorter (like cocktail instead of gown). As it is, it makes a bit of a mess of the proportions on her, in that melting in a puddle sort of way.

    I’m gonna grade on a curve, though, given her past efforts. And she does look pretty cute in this, AND it suits her (apparent) personality. So it’s an IN.

  • Pennymac

    In! But I just fantasized having CHINA! CHOW! take Ginnifer under her edgy little wing and teach her how to “like fashion and wear interesting things”. Wouldn’t that be a pairing of awesome?

  • rafraf25

    I agree with you guys on the lipstick. The dress has a good shape but the first thought that came to my mind is that she looks like the official napkin dispenser

  • janetjb


  • prettybigkitty

    It’s cute.  Cut her some slack.    In. 

  • lilibetp

    Out.  Her hair needs a little fluffing or something – it looks like it’s kind of plastered to her head.  The lipstick is the wrong shade for her.  The dress doesn’t fit properly and, considering it looks stupid enough on the much more angular model, there’s no way this sweet-looking little girl can get away with it.  The black belt seems to be an afterthought, although it might work if there were anything else black on the dress.  The skirt is droopy (which doesn’t improve it) and there are strings hanging off the tiers, just waiting to trip her up.

  • Bonnie Chernoff

    I love this dress and tried to talk my SIL into it as a bridal option… GG is clearly about 2′ shorter than the model and it looks like they chose to “hem” it by hitching it up at the waist… don’t love that. Or the belt, frankly. But otherwise I think she looks good. IN!

  • DominoEstella

    IN.  The belt was probably needed but a different color such as silver, platinum or gold would have looked better.  I love her hair and makeup.  

  • You know what it needed? No belt, no lips, and a big heavy necklace to kill for. Sharon Stone could show this girl a thing or two about dressing up the off the rack. In anyway, though.

  • Kyle Crawford

    It’s a lovely dress, but she is just too small too pull it off, this is pure glamazon… its eating her alive.

  • Alice Hepburn

    IN. I wish the lip wasn’t so orange especially given her nails and eyes, but she actually doesn’t look totally horrible (SHE HAS LEGS, I AM IN SHOCK) and lady balls.

  • tsid2012

    I’m going IN.  I like the dress and it does suit her.  The lip color is wrong in the photo but I am of the opinion that flash photography, digital images, ect so change up some colors from what they actual look like in person, I won’t quuibble.  The belt is a good idea, just not quite the right belt.  And I am dying to see a great, bold pendant necklace with this.  Mabe just a chunk of jade on a cord?

  • christinewithanx

    It sort of seems like she’s trying for Nouveau Audrey Hepburn? The skirt of that dress is too much for me; looks like a pile of pencil sharpener shavings.

  • hape_dex

    In, the clutch looks like she’s holding a big remote control, other than that she looks really cute.

  • Reneesance

    It’s a lovely dress I’m going to give her an IN for effort  but I want to rip off the belt. 

  • EEKstl

    IN.  I love the dress and the black belt was smart.  She looks great, but the Saint Joan hair is getting old.

  • IN. She looks cute.

  • Hm, I like the make-up and hair a lot for once. This is a scroll-down fail for me. LOVE it from the waist up. FAIL on the bottom. OUT

  • PeaceBang

    What’s with the Cha-Cha DiGregorio “I’mma Hand-Jive You SO HARD, Rydell High School!” pose? OUT! OUT OUt OUT OUT! Sad thing is, it could have worked with some styling. 

  • carolynmo

    I’m giving it an IN, basing my vote entirely on your comparison of the Vanity Fair party to a Temperance League meeting. Bravo!

  • Hetha Innis

    In! She’s killin’ it and her hair looks adorable with this dress. 

  • Definitely in. I actually like the belt; it segments her in a pleasing way, making her look tall and elegant, and the black in the clutch adds to the effect. Dark hair, dark, belt, dark clutch: a trio that works for me because of the mathematical symmetry they create. The red is a bit *too* red, but I still think a red lip was the way to go. She looks wonderful. 

  • She looks great & I actually like the belt.  And it think it’s fun that she worked in red lips & blue nails with a white dress for a trip to the White House. 🙂

    • Oh my gosh, I totally missed the blue nails! How terrific is that?

  • She looks perfect to me, lipstick and all. And I’m no fan of the belt, but it connects with those ‘ladyballs’ you mentioned, which I love. Snow-whitey-IN.

  • In, she looks better than she has in ages. I like the lip, it keeps her face from being blank 

  • On it’s own, it’s horrendously ugly, but it somehow looks good on her. In.

  • Mildred20

    In.  The proportions are a little off though. I think the waist should be a little lower.  But overall it’s a cute look.

  • Little_Olive

    I’m going with the other, other other hand. It’s a pretty dress, it suits her, it’s interesting, it’s well put together. 

    My quibble would be the severity of the hair and makeup, which I thing this didn’t call for (esp the red lip). 

  • belfebe

    Narrow IN.  I hate the belt.  It cheapens the look.

  • SpcilK

    Great effort on her part, she looks cute. I like the dress and her hair better accessories would have been a game changer.

  • I’m actually digging the dress. The harsh make-up is too much for me, but not enough to keep this from being an IN!

  • FlamingJune1967

    I always make my in/out decision based on photos before I read anything, and my initial reaction was that I shouldn’t like this, but I do.   so, IN

  • AWStevens

    I don’t get it. She is rich and famous and beautiful, has a gorgeous bf and is getting regular sex.  Why the eff does she always look so cranky?

    Love everything: the dress, the belt, the make-up, the hair.  BITCH is IN…

  • IN.  I like the dress, and I though her lips are really bright, I wonder if the flash isn’t contributing to much of the overall harshness of her face.  

  • unbornfawn

    I don’t mind the red lips. It is the only color on her. She’s pulling it off beautifully from the waist up. The bottom of the dress is what is doing the look in for me. It is too fru-fru for the sleek hair, lips and bodice. Major points for wearing H&M into that room girl. In the end….back and forth on this one….those darn ruffles….    OUT.

  • jjfg

    The belt just about kills it for me, but not quite.  IN.

  • SheWhoMustBeObeyed

    I wanted the dress to be short — knee length, maybe. I feel like there’s just too many ruffles for a long dress. The lippie’s just a skosh too bright. One shade deeper and it would be perfect.

    All in all, I still think she looks good. In.

  • Jess5628

    IN! I think she looks cute without looking precious — a difficult line for her. 

  • elemspbee

    Dress, belt, IN. clutch–not really paying attention to it, so that means it’s not a distraction. the lipstick is the big no no. and she’s just not badass enough. But the dress is IN, esp for wearing it to the holy grail of fashion parties.

  • mommyca

    Considering what she usually wears, I think this is an IN…. 

  • Belt and orange lipstick (on my monitor anyway) OUT, everything else IN.  Love her pixie cut, it is fantastic.

    • MilaXX

      I think it’s an orange toned red. On the close up it makes it look more orange than I really think it was.

  • Hair and makeup look adorable – I actually think she looks fantastic from the waist up, that skirt is just so incredibly overwhelming. Maybe if it were just a skootch less puffy? I don’t know.

  • jenno1013

    She should rethink her lip color, but the dress, on her, is IN.

  • Gail Lannum

    She looks adorable.  That first pictures makes her looks 7 feet tall

  • Pants_are_a_must

    The concept isn’t bad, but the execution is…well, H&M.

    If this was Dior, she might’ve looked a heckuva lot better in it.

    Maybe not in this color, though.


  •  I am often so distracted by some stars stupid poses and rehearsed facial expressions that I can’t give an honest opinion on the clothes. I really do like this dress, though. Even on her with her annoying “fashiony” posing/expressions. IN, I just wish she would adopt a different demeanor on the red carpet that seems more naturally suited.

  • suzq

    That belt was unnecessary…even more so if it had metal and had to be removed just to get through the security line!  Then again, if that klutz, George Stephanopolos spills white wine on your skirt, you can just go into the ladies room and rinse it right out.  Or perhaps Rachel Maddow has some club soda she can blot on for you.

  • ErmengardeGreen

    I’d have gone another round on fitting the top, and I agree about the styling missteps, which strip the dress of the kind of degrade ethereal qualities it has on the model — but it’s not a disaster. And it is better than she usually does. I’d say “in” without overpraising. She passes because we’re grading on a curve.  

  • I kind of love this on her. And the hair and makeup look awesome. IN!

  • MoHub

    Would be better without the belt and with and elongated bodice to make her upper torso look longer. As she’s wearing it, it makes her look stocky.

  • Um, in? Kind of? I feel like I need to give her credit for not being a disaster.

  • Ugh, OUT. That dress isn’t giving her much of a torso to begin with, and she made it worse with that thick belt. All so she could showcase what, dull as dishwater ruffles? I agree that the dress doesn’t make me physically wince, but that does NOT make it in. 

  • This works. The bold lip and belt make it not bridal. In.

  • lesmaha

    This is an easy IN for me.

  • sagecreek

    IN. I would have liked it at a shorter length, but she looks cute as hell.

  • VioletFem

    IN. Without, overpraising, I think this outfit looks good on her and I actually really like the belt she paired the dress with.

  • LeBarron

    IN.  I think she looks mostly cute.  I don’t think that belt does much for the look, but it’s not a dealbreaker.

  • Aly Light


  • petalfrog

    Oh wow… did not even notice the fraying (OFF) hem until someone pointed it out. It’s not even stylishly done… just cheaply. I like the overall look but the fraying and her eyebrows are KILLING me. Also it does weird things to her upper arms. Either way, I’ll go with IN because on first glance it’s quite striking.

  • kimmeister

    I give her an in.  I agree with the addition of a belt, although not necessarily that one.  I like her bracelet.

  • I’ll give her an IN but agree that the belt, especially, is way wrong. It makes her look like her torso is way too short. I actually love the dress – if I were getting married now (instead of last fall) I’d definitely try it as a possibility.

  • Nariya

    In. It’s not the most flattering thing (she looks kind of like a box stuffed into a vase), but it’s charming somehow. 

  • Whimsique

    I actually find the nail color a worse problem than the lip, and I could live with the chunky belt if it didn’t look like it came from the dollar store. 

    That said, it’s a cute look. IN. Give her a cookie.

  • MilaXX

    Small IN. I like it more than I dislike it even though I agree with your nitpicks.

  • MzzPants

    IN for me.

  • deliadee

    In. I like the dress on her. The lipstick is too harsh and if she wanted to add a belt this was the wrong belt to add, but overall I think she looks good.

  • Scarlet39


    I like it on her!

  • Joyce VG

    IN!  Wow!  Good for her!

  • CassandraMortmain

    The makeup is awful, not just the too-red lips but the harsh and heavy eye makeup.  And it looks like she’s slapped on the foundation.  Too much.  I also don’t like the way the dress appears to have been altered, greatly shortening the torso.  The original looks much better on the model.  I think a belt could have worked very well, but not this belt.  And she needs some more dramatic earrings.  The clutch is okay – nothing special but nothing terrible, either.  So while there’s a lot more wrong with look than right, I’ll still give her an IN for wearing H & M and for looking way better than she usually does.

  • leah besson

    in.  she’s adorable and its bold.  i love that she wore h&m to the white house.

  • Markatha

    I say in.  The Peter Pan hair is too short. 
    Speaking of Peter Pan her Fairy Tale show “Once Upon a Time” has won me over. 
    We had a bit of a rocky relationship in the beginning, but now I’m all in and have been really liking the show. 
    Fairy Land (and Prince Charming)is beautiful to look at. 
     Probably not a TLO cup of tea.
    To my surprise It’s much more fun than “Smash”

  • I’ll give her an IN, for getting out of her particular box for once.  My only quibble?  The lips are too bright.

  • Meklar

    I think she looks fabulous.  The hair isn’t like a birds nest, and they eye makeup is flattering as hell.  Not a fan of the red/orange lip, but I kind of like the belt…perhaps a bit wide, though.  IN IN IN

  • Caaro3

    IN.  She’s unique.

  • IN! Love it. 

  • girliecue

    In the photo above she’s an In, but when I initially saw her on TV the dress didn’t look quite as good on her. She gets an In, but her pixie cut has officially worn out its welcome.

  • margaret meyers

    In.  I think it’s a great-looking dress. 

  • I love the belt. I think she looks great (for once), but girl needs to learn to pose. 


  • I guess I like the braveness of the outfit, but I’m still gonna go with OUT.  The proportions are all wrong to me.  She’s become 2/3 leg!  Like a barbie doll. It bugs me.

  • IN! I think it’s cute! Maybe not the belt. but props for the hair & makeup.

  • Nanaia

    I find the dress confusing. The top looks like she should be going to play tennis while the bottom looks like she should roll around on the floor and pick up dirt in a Swiffer commercial. The color of the bottom looks to be old bra white, which is never pleasing. On the model, it doesn’t look like two different styles of dress. I think the belt causes it to be more separate in my mind. I do agree that it takes guts to wear something that a normal person might actually be able to afford without selling a kidney to an event like this. I really like the hair and make-up and think the clutch is okay. Overall, I feel like it has to be an out.

  • OUT. I think the dress is wearing her. She’s a petite woman and needs to not wear dresses that are so voluminous. Also, she gives TERRIBLE red carpet face. It always looks so forced. 

  • I say in mostly because she looks so fab in white. The skirt of that dress bugs me, and I wouldn’t wear it. I think she makes it work though. 

  • ThaliaMenninger

    IN. The plain color balances all the frou frou of the skirt for me, and while I don’t like the belt or the clutch, they seem fairly minor in the overall outfit. Especially the clutch. I had to really look to find it. I also like the look of the bright lip, given how severe her hair is. That one splash of color in an otherwise b & w outfit works for me.

  • bluefish

    She looks great!  In.

  • lrhoff

    It’s not bad at all.  A good attempt, for sure.

  • jw_ny


    I like it all but her red lip.   Sure, the belt could be thinner, but this belt looks better than no belt, as on the model. 

  • StrandedFashionista

    I do not like it on her AT ALL. Her skin tone clashes something fierce. 

  • guestela

    Out. Makes her look big.

  • In, I like the belt! Could be more interesting, but helps to define her waist. Lip was too harsh. Maybe a deeper matte red instead.

  • Lina_bee

    In because the new haircut is great and she looks adorable. Now, the skirt is definitely too full for a woman with her narrow frame, but relative to the rest of her personal fashion history, I’ll ignore it as a small quibble.

  • Beth G

    I love it.  And she looks TALL in that thing.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I just think that is a hard dress for any merel mortal to wear.  LIving in the D.C. area it’s really funny to read about how star-crazy the D.C. press corps is when this event occurs. Stars! Celebrities! Whee!

  • Pannyx

    In. Surprisingly I think this dress gives her extra inches in height. That or she is wearing some mighty platforms.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      my first thought was she’s either wearing very high platforms or stilts.  to me, she looks out of proportion.  her top half is too short to go with the bottom. i say out.

  • nelybel

    In.  Overall impression is modern, fun, and she looks good in it.

  • You boys are SO on point–overall,   this may be the best she’s ever looked, but you are so right about the missteps!  I never would have been able to pinpoint what was wrong without you. 🙂

  • In-it’s fussy without being FUSSY, and I love the lipstick.

  • raininmai

    I think she looks great here. The pop of color on her lips works really well with the dark/light contrast she has going on with the dark hair/fair skin and the black belt/white dress. I love it.

  • erinbinek

    Love the dress, but I think it kind of washes her out.  Her makeup is a bit harsh, and the belt was a bad choice.  I still love her hair and think she’s cute, but this is an OUT for me.

  • kikisayshi

    IN – she’s adorable.

  • marilyn

    The belt is wrong.  Maybe they intended to cover up a problem, like maybe the waist does not fit her or some other problem that comes with dresses borrowed from designers.  This dress is wrong for her.  She looks like she is short, and short-waisted.  This dress is for a tall, not short-waisted woman.  The oatmeal color is okay for her coloring.  In terms of her coloring, the lip color is fine,  but it is wrong for the romantic feel of the dress.  Her lips should not be so dark.  Her hair tells me a lot about her taste-she likes modern and tailored styles.  Maybe she should stick with that in her choice of RC dresses.  She might be the type of woman who could pull off a tuxedo on the RC-and it would be chic as well as eye catching, considering how petitie she is. Out.    

  • OUT… but I do like her accessorizing actually. And it is not a bad dress, and good for her for wearing H & M like us mere mortals…. but I just do not think she is tall enough to pull it off. Sorry hun, good try tho!

  • BayTampaBay

    LOSE the belt and it is an IN.  Keep the belt and I say OUT!

  • The lipstick is about the only thing I flat-out dislike. I’m a fan of this look on her. IN.

  • PastryGoddess

    IN it’s a good step in the right direction

  • The dress is IN, but her styling, not so much. It fits her well, though, so overall IN. 

  • mom2ab

    I think she is too shortwaisted for the dress- especially with the belt the proportions are just off.  Out

  • miagain

    oh hell… why not…IN!!

  • Fordzo

    The dress needed “something” at the waist, but I’m not sure that belt is it.  And ruffles like this never look as perky in real life as they do in the model photos, so I usually find them disappointing.  

  • RebeccaKW

    I’m going with In.  I don’t care for the belt, wish it was something more delicate.  I really don’t like that lip on her.  But she looks good overall.

  • Sophie Collier

    Oh, she’s adorable, and the flashbulbs have washed her out but I imagine she looked even cuter in person.  Let’s let her have this victory and call it a big, fat IN.

  • butterflysunita

    OUT.  Don’t like the dress at all.  On the positive side, in the first photo the tall, dark and handsome man on the right looks great.  And what is he doing?  Looks like he’s ready to pounce on someone.

  • Larkin21

    I think the belt gave some definition to what looks like would be an otherwise boxy dress on her. I feel weird saying a dress with such a skirt could be boxy but there ya have it. Anyway, it’s not amazing but I like it on the whole. IN!

  • fashionzombie

    IN. I think she looks super cute and happy with it.

  • NurseEllen

    Good for her for trying something different.  I do like the idea of a belt, just maybe a red belt, thinner, would have done better?  Her makeup is super cute and I love her eyebrows.  IN.

  • DinahR

    IN  I think she looks good. I like that it’s H&M against the old guard. The belt was unfortunate, but I can’t pretend I don’t see it.   

  • altalinda

    Out.  Adding the black belt throws the proportions off, imo.

  • ShonaSunshine

    IN. I think she looks gorgeous and ten feet tall (which is not a small accomplishment given her short stature).

  • AlexisPayne

    I think she looks very striking, IN.

  • [insert sad LOLcat] Ginnifer, Y U no smile?

    Seriously, she has such a gorgeous smile.  Bitchface looks fabulous on a girl with angles (Posh Spice, for example), but Ginnifer’s all soft and round and dimpled.  Quite aside from the severe makeup, I think her biggest mistake was accessorising with the wrong expression.  A big smile would make this dress look far more like the soft, romantic, cotton-candy dress it is.

  • jilly_d

    It’s not her color and that belt looks like it came off the $10 rack at Kohls, plus it’s making her look thick through the middle, which she’s obviously not.  But it is interesting.  I wish it were “fluffed” a little more, like on the model.  LOVE her makeup and I am dying of jealousy that she can work that haircut.  Just this side of OUT.

    • Snailstsichr

      I was about ready to call it a $10 men’s belt from Sears worn backwards.  🙂
      The belt just ruined it for me. out

      In the last picture – doesn’t that look like Draco Malfoy from HP1 laughing behind Ginnifer? I don’t think he likes the dress either.

  • nannypoo

    I confess I do not know who this person is and have only seen her here on TLo, so I feel I can be totally unbiased as I rip her to shreds. Her makeup is harsh and scary, except for her eyebrows which are beautiful. The dress is unflattering and unattractive and makes her look chubbier than I bet she is, and the color is the same as the dusty old net curtains in my grandmother’s bathroom. And the little round head resulting from the pixie haircut looks like it must surely be attached with a spring. She’s pretty, though, and seems to be happy with herself, so she gets points for that.

  • KathKo

    I maybe being a snob about it, but seriously ? Wild dirty handkerchiefs under a bland white top ? Looks like someone at H&M watched too much project runway.

  • lizajane1776

    Out. Really, she looks like one of those Barbie cakes, only someone ate the outer layer and tried to hide it with more frosting ruffles.

  • Sara__B

    Not awful, but still OUT — for getting the details wrong. Wrong belt, wrong lipstick, and a zillion little hanging threads.

  • Kolo_Ol

    YES!  I am voting  her IN!

  • JimMcC

    IN! I don’t mind the strong lip or the clutch. The belt isn’t great, but it doesn’t bother me. And I still LOOOOVE her hair, so…bonus points!

  • alyce1213

    OUT.  The dress makes her look dumpy.

  • formerlyAnon

    In. The thumbnail looked like it was going to be an IN!, despite the overstrong lip, but, well, I just can’t with that skirt & belt combo.  I’m very pleased with the bracelet, and register neutral on earrings (a tad small) and clutch.

  • Sarah Thomas

    I loved the makeup altogether. Face alone makes it an in.

  • If there ever were a superhero called “Tornado Girl” this would be her costume.  And yet…Ginnifer is working it so hard, she is owning her mistake.  I’ll give her an IN and a treat.

  • I love her so much, and her red carpet looks are always disastrous, so I’ll give her an IN. She really does look fab minus the red lips.

  • Sunshine16

    In – she looks cute!

  • I’ll call it an in. Don’t like the hair or the lip, but it’s a look, and it’s a serious improvement. I wouldn’t wear that dress because I look awful in white (didn’t even wear it at my wedding), but it looks great on her.

  • amian3

    In. She looks fabulous, not even grading on a curve.

  • BrooklynBomber

    No, no, no.  No.   

  • Rebecca Zmarzly

    I like it. In.

  • Judy_J

    I like this very much.  It fits well, and makes her arms look amazing.  IN.

  • greyhoundgirl

    Out.  Dress has too much volume for her.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    IN, even if I wish the belt was a smidge less tight. I think she found her solution: indulge her wild fashion fantasies on the bottom and keep it classic near the face.

  • xmixiex

    love the dress, beyond over the pixie shit.  grow the hair. 

  • Lisa Kramp

    I thought this dress looked like a swiffer duster on the model, too. GG is classic lovely and almost pulls it off. But the belt cuts her too high and makes her look out of proportion. Price and ‘in’ be damned…it’s a hideous dress.

  • tired_mommy

    IN. I’ve been reviewing your posts in reverse order and she looks so much better/more appropriate than others at the same event so she can’t really be out in my book. Wish the girl would smile once in a while though!

  • tired_mommy

    Is the model schmeidi (from PR All-stars)?

  • DCSheehan


  • In!  I love the dress and don’t mind the clutch or the hair/makeup.  i agree that the belt is sort of meh, but at least it’s not beige or five inches thick or studded…

  • could have done without the belt, but IN none the less

  • amanda crow

    IN! This is such an improvement for her.

  • karena10

    Out.  The dress could be okay, except for the belt.  As for her, the hair just ruins any formal look she wears.

  • e m

    So…Ginnifer Goodwin is vegan, because you know…animals. But she wears a dress that was sewn by girls who practically work as slaves for H&M in Bangladesh. I don’t get it.

  • cluecat

    IN.  Not crazy about bottle brush skirts but she looks cute, even the bright lips on pale skin.  The face close up is stunning.

  • IN. She looks chic and fierce–and the belt shows off her teeny waist.

    •  Also, love her pixie cut like this.

  • TheOtherChristina

    I like the skirt, even though the proportions are a little awkward. But that bodice is so strange. The neckline and the armholes are seriously placed at the least flattering point possible. So, I’m going to have to say OUT.

  • Amy Ellinger

    IN. i love this unabashedly!  Simple hair and makeup, thank goodness she added the belt, and she looks like she feels good in the dress- which seems to be a rarity with her.

  • anasmomma


  • Lowercase in. But she needs to tone down that lip. Very few people can wear that color.

  • Kate4queen

    Out-far too heavy on her looks like a swiffer duster.

  • IN. The hair…well- she has it for the addictive show she is on. I think the outfit is nice, neat and fun. I like the texturing on top- makes it more visually appealing. (could you imagine something shiny? ugh)

  • ZnSD


  • VicksieDo

    You know, I realize I just don’t like HER, so I don’t think she’ll ever get a werq from me.  That is sad…lol

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    IN!  And I like the lip color, the clutch, AND the belt!  I like the dress better with the belt than without.

  • Out. It doesn’t even look good on the model.

  • almondemy

    I do not grade on a curve: OUT.

  • allj

    In! I don’t like the belt choice, but the rest is cute. I like the hair and makeup; clutch isn’t awesome, but I’m not bothered by it.

  • sunandmoon24

    In up to the waist….then out.
    So that means out. sorry.

  • librarygrrl64

    IN, and I’m usually not a fan of her choices. However, I think she needs to move away from the super-short pixie for a while.

  • Warren221

     We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.

  • crash1212

    IN. I saw this the other day and wondered what y’all would have to say. I really like it on her. It’s interesting and the plain top with volume on the bottom suits her. I don’t mind the strong lip and I actually like the hair with this look, and I think the belt is a nice counter-point to the hair…if that makes sense. If she was blonde, the belt wouldn’t have worked to my eye. Clutch is kind of dopey though.

  • ChelseaNH

    Out.  The proportions are wrong; it would be better if the waist were slightly lower but as it is, the skirt is overpowering her.

  • introspective

    I’ll join in on the curve grading and say that she’s nearing werq territory given her usual missteps.

    face looks fresh, dress is interesting and overall she’s not offending me. that’s gotta qualify for an in.

  • I love it.

  • leftcoastpickle

    In – adorable, but I think it looks better without the belt

  • Angel Ratliff

    IN, she looks cute. 

  • IN. Barely.

  • amber_julene

    In. Cute without being twee. A little fierce, in fact

  • Anna Vasquez

    Toilet paper wedding dress. OUT.

  • demidaemon

    I’ll give her an IN on ovaries alone. You go, girl!

  • Presumptuous Insect

    OUT. And this is one rom-com bore I wish would just go away.

  • CQAussie

    In.  But I can’t really tell you why!

  • In, the dress is cute on her. I think her makeup makes her look old, though. I really don’t like that lip color on most people, though some can pull it off. 

  • OUT, too many ruffles for such a small frame. The dress is wearing her.

  • OUT. Hate this whole look. Both the blah styling and the awful dress.

  • Linda Dodson

    I even like her lips.  She’s in.  

  • IN. So very, very IN.

  • LambeeBaby


  • 3rdsister

    Sad, sad dress makes for a sad, sad girl.  Someone should have fluffed up those ruffles (like the model) and then it would be exciting.  She just looks so down, it drags the whole look down.  Out.

  • lolaleen

    IN. She looks waaaaaaay better than normal and I actually like the skirt on that dress.

  • Lisa


  • Stefanos Mantyla

     I will definitely go the positive reinforcement route and vote IN. Without the strong lip (which I am not inclined to notice unless it really is that bad), the belt, and the clutch, this could have been perfect, so this is almost certainly the closest she has been to perfect.

  • butter nut

    this is a million times better than how she normally hits the red carpet.  but that skirt should have been hacked off at the knees.  IN but only cause i feel bad for her.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    really nice, i liked this dress from the first time i saw it & i am very glad she’s wearing something that works.

  • In.  There’s a lot more right than wrong.

  • Linderella

    Dress, clutch, and hair–in!  Makeup and belt–out!

  • guest2visits

    Liked it as soon as I saw her in it; The proportions are different than on the model, – but it still works for her.
    I think it needed a belt, but not sure about this one.

  • Peri7473

    In, looks better than she usually looks.  and i think she is actually rocking the edginess of it.

  • harleydear

    Out. It doesn’t fit her and it doesn’t suit her.

  • Haley Buchanan

    IN – This is the best I’ve seen her look in a while.  It’s dramatic without being overly dramatic, and looks super cute on her.

  • I’ll give her an IN.  There’s a bit of uniboob, but as a girl with almost the same coloring (pale with dark hair) and a similarly short hairstyle, I understand the temptation to use bright lipstick as a signifier of “special occasion” and “dressy.”  

  • lucasuk82

    Out.  I want to like this, because I really like Ginnifer, but color is boring, the skirt looks like an animal den, the top is unflattering, the accessories are out of of proportion, and the hair and makeup are a fail. Also, because she’s pulling the same trick of wearing H&M to a big deal event (see Met Gala) and it’s starting to feel like a ploy; she wants to be Sharon Stone in the Calvin Klein turtleneck or her husband’s shirt.  

  • Flooby

    As soon as I saw this dress I wanted to see black opera gloves with it.  And  I think a belt could be a good idea, but not this belt.  Maybe a shiny ribbon belt?  Maybe grosgrain?  Or just a belt that looks luxe- and not like it too came from H&M.  
    For her in particular I would overhaul hair and make-up as well- a lot less matte lip and a lot more product in the hair me thinks.  Finally, since I’m her pretend stylist in this scenario- I’d switch out her undergarments.  I’m loath to talk about another ladies undergarments, but I’ve been there and sometimes too late you realize you needed more help.  

  • cleep1000

    OUT! The make-up is horrid. And her torso is too short to carry off that bulky skirt. The belt doesn’t help. So much prettier as worn by the model, without a belt.

  • I give it an IN.  I don’t like the belt but she could have done worse.

  • Vanessak69

    Out. Is this a dress that only looks good in a photography studio or is there some error in the wearing? That belt is not helping matters certainly. I really hates the lipstick.

    But the clutch is inoffensive. 

  • boweryboy

    OUT.  A sleeveless T-shirt and her grandmother’s drapes.

    Y’all so funny.  My best friend is from Lawrence, Kansas.  He got a good laugh out of that.

  • TieDye64

    “Lady balls”, my ass. Or something.


  • PaulaBerman

    I like it, and for her, it’s great, considering. IN.

  • IN

  • IN! i love LOVE the lip color and dress on her. the belt was a minor mistake, but she’s giving face so hard i didn’t even notice it until you pointed it out. 

  • i think overall she looks amazing. the belt is a little ill-fitting and her hair is probably too short, but overall i think it’s an obvious IN.

  • ccm800

    Im giving it a solid IN – but I wish the top had been fitted just a skoosh more. I like it. 

  • Melissa Brogan

    Girlfriend looks tired. Makeup is nice enough, accessories aren’t. I can’t unsee feather duster/toilet brush, but it is a pretty cute dress on her. She’s past the IN line, barely.

  • Melissa Brogan

    Girlfriend looks tired. Makeup is nice enough, accessories aren’t. I can’t unsee feather duster/toilet brush, but it is a pretty cute dress on her. She’s past the IN line, barely.

  • texashistorian

    There’s just too much skirt – it overwhelms her. So sorry, it’s an out.

  • texashistorian

    There’s just too much skirt – it overwhelms her. So sorry, it’s an out.

  • K

    I really really like her, she is very striking. The red lip is coming off a bit orange and I think a deep red would suit her better. I feel for her because I also like to be edgy but i have a similar round/heart shaped face and blonde hair, so I look young and good girl-ish. (I’m 25 and get mistaken for 16 weekly) Its difficult to wear certain things without coming off very precious. But on the other hand edgier items can seem like you are trying to hard. Can Uncles T and Lo give a “if we were your stylists” to poor Ginny. This PUF like some pointers too. 

  • Susan Crawford

    OUT. In related news, White House Social Director reports theft of cocktail napkins. Film at eleven.

  • Someone played with toilet paper to create this skirt and the top looks like a cheap T-shirt. OUT !

  • momogus

    Her looks are so quirky and pretty and I get where she’s trying to go (Michelle Williams/Emma Watson territory), but this dress doesn’t do it. Out.

  • Out. I think she’s too short for that dress. Or maybe just too short waisted. But it looks more balanced on the model.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Oh Dear… the dress is wearing her and it’s simply beyond OUT!

  • In. I wish it were in an dark emerald or a burnt orange, because that color is too stark against her skin, but she looks great!

  • minnye

    IN. The longer waisted version would flatter her better, but overall I think it’s a great look, esp. with the strong hair/ lip/accessories. Wonder how long it will take these paper towel dresses to be so five minutes ago.

  • nancylee61

    Out. I think she looks absurd, without the context of her past mistakes to make this look better. Why wear a leather belt that looks like it is for jeans with a white gown?? Why such a bright lip?? Why, why, why??? Out.

  • Out. I’d probably have said in if she smiled, but that dress just doesn’t do it for me. I do love some of the other dresses in that collection – wish she had chosen another!

  • IN! And I think the belt is cute.

  • Anonymoth

    IN! I think she looks great. Much better than she’s looked before. I actually think this dress suits her really well. So, well done, I’d say.

  • humm.. why was the belt such an obvious mistake? I don’t see it 

  • I would like to have seen a more upscale belt (something like  This would have been the PERFECT high-low opportunity for her, but she (and her stylist) completely missed it.

  • I wish the waistline was an inch or two lower; this seems like it needed just a inch of dropped waist.  I also like the way it looks on the model 100x better, with the ruffle texture, so I’m hoping maybe these are just bad pictures?  Allover it’s pretty mediocre, but I’ll give her a IN just for having the cajones to wear H&M to the White House.

  • jcolli69

    IN she’s really pulling it off!

  • IN IN IN! Call me crazy but I love the bold lip on her.  The rest of her makeup is fairly subtle and red lip gives some interest. Try photoshopping a more natural/muted color on her and then notice how bland the whole look gets.  I also really like the dress.  As I first started scrolling down on the image, I expected it to be a short dress, but it’s so much more interesting in floor length.  Wish we could see her shoes.  Clutch and belt….venial sins forgiven by a few Hail Marys.

  • TAGinMO

    Grading on a curve? Absolutely IN.

    Straight-up? Hmmm. Probably still IN, though less absolutely. I see why she added the belt, but I wish it had been more…something. I actually love the strong lip, and her hair looks great in a pixie–especially compared to some of her previous, disastrous styles.

    And after seeing a couple of the disasters from the bigger Whores Red Carpet post, I think she’s solidly among the upper half of the looks.

  • golspie

    From the waist up, it’s clean, simple, chic. From the waist down, it’s a horrible fungal growth.


  • Rrroza

    I’ll give it an IN !  And you made me laugh with delight—from the thumbnail on your main page I *so wasnt* expecting this skirt!

  • In. I kind of love it.
    Agree about the lip color, though.

  • oh, in.

  • SatelliteAlice

    Out.  The lipstick hurts my brain for serious.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

     I love this.  I just ignore the belt.  I love the rest.

  • Mirakel9

    Hate the belt, ruins the look!! The makeup is garish and I am sick of this ugly pixie haircut on her, the dress is (potentially) interesting, but not on her….