In or Out: Ivanka Trump in Carolina Herrera

Posted on April 18, 2012

Okay, kids. Daddy and Papa are fighting again. We’re going to try not to examine too closely the fact that we’re fighting over Ivanka Trump, because we’re afraid that says some very unpleasant things about our marriage. After all, when was the last time you and your spouse argued over Ivanka Trump? Exactly.

Ivanka Trump attends the 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair Party in a Carolina Herrera dress.

Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Josephine Skriver

It’s like this: Lorenzo really loves this dress, full stop. Tom is not so sure. He thinks the graphic elements are both awkward and not particularly flattering on a non-size-0. In fact, he thinks the whole dress is kind of more on the ugly side of things than the pretty side of things. We’re both in agreement that, while her hair and makeup are pretty, they’re also making her look a little plastic-y from the neck up. Great earrings, though.


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IN! I love the dress too, Lorenzo! You were always my favorite!

OUT! Oh, Tom. Are you ever not completely correct in all things?


Voting on Kerry Washington’s Stella McCartney dress is still wide open. Expressing opinions is good for your colon, darlings. We read it on the internet.


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  • it’s just not her dress… at all. OUT.

    • BayTampaBay

      I agree.  Love the dress but not on her.

    • She needs to give this back and wait for Renee Zellweger to wear it.

  • Looks like colored tape stuck to a beige Macy’s dress. Out.;

  • cheesebomb

    All I can think is “boob arrows.”

  • carolynmo

    I’m with Tom on this one. In fact, I’m stunned that this is a Carolina Herrera! Sorry, Lo–this is not a great dress.

    • MoreShoes

      My thoughts exactly.

  • It looks like Evanka put on a white print dress, then decided it was boring, so she had someone draw and hand-color a superhero bustier on top of it.  Out.

    • Nanaia

       Perhaps Ivanka forgot to change out of her Super Trump costume and left the limo?

  • MitchellGilburne

    I’m into it.

    • Jill_3

       Me too, though I can’t exactly say why. I get Tom’s point of view, but I mostly agree with Lo. I guess I’m just a peacekeeper at heart.

    • NinaBoo

      I’m with you two.  And Lo.  She’s working it in a way most people couldn’t.

  • It’s a hard call. For a non size 0, she carries the shape rather well. But the pattern looks like her torso was outlined with magic marker for plastic surgery. Or some other industrial/surgical process. 

  • Sorry Twitter buddy, Lo, but I’ve got to go with Tom on this one. The red belt emphasizes the not-so-flattering nature of the graphic elements and made me blink quite a few times. The scarf on the model actually pulled the element together for me and made it less garish. Also, she looks like a mismatched mannequin with the legs a significantly different skin tone from the upper body because it really doesn’t appear she’s wearing tights.

    •  Oh her LEGS!  What is UP with those?!  That is some seriously bad stockings-in-a-can!

    • kimmeister

      Yes – I immediately thought, ‘why her legs 87x darker than the rest of her body?’

  • I like the dress, but not on her.  It’s oddly lumpy and I don’t think she’s lumpy.  Also, I don’t like the hair.  OUT.  (I love you both.)

    • formerlyAnon

      “It’s oddly lumpy and I don’t think she’s lumpy.”

      EXACTLY. (Or if she is a tiny bit lumpy, her expensive underpinnings generally do not allow us to know.)

  • I love the hair and make up, I like the dress on the model, I like how she seems to feel good about herself… That been said, I think the dress is really really awfully terribly unflattering! She looks as if she has fat only around the lower part of her torso. OUT!

  • RebeccaKW

    This dress is terrible on her.  The model’s look is better with all the tie ins of the color.  Also, either her spanks have burst or she needs to get some b/c we shouldn’t be seeing her panty line.  Plus, nipples.  Well, either nipples or a very unfortunate spot for the seam to end.

  • Scarlet39

    I like the dress, but it’s wrong for Ivanka. 


  • joe_tey83

    Definitely too awkward.

  • She just looks so harsh. 

  • Sobaika Mirza

    I don’t like the weird stitching. Still, it’s hard to make her look bad. IN simply for the genetic jackpot.

  • what the heck color are her legs?

  • laura Medeiros

    that dress is just fughly

  • Ali

    Team Lo – and I’m never Team Lo. First for me!

  • When she’s bored, she can remove the overlay and play paper dolls on her Oompa Loompas. 

  • schadenfreudelicious

    i like it on the size 0 model, especially with the scarf, on maybe size 4 Ivanka??…not so much…there also appears to be an X marking the “spot”….

  • Anathema_Device

    I’m with Tom on this one, although I think I like the dress itself more than he does. It just isn’t doing her figure any favors. And those shoes are terrible with it.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Yeah, maybe it would look better on someone without much curvature? But it doesn’t look that great on the model, tbh.

  • stunning

  • janetjb

    Interesting dress, but it doesn’t fit her well.


  • rawrgrowlrawr

    I love the whole look on the model, but this dress does nothing to flatter Ivanka’s lovely curves. And why are her legs so much darker than the rest of her body? It looks odd to me.

  • SewingSiren

    Love it. I want to say it looks BETTER on her than the model on the count of her curves.

    • alyce1213

      I agree, love it on her curves.  And she has the height to pull it off.

  • Gotta go with T on this one. Sorry, Lo. OUT.

  • Isy

    OUT. This is not at all pretty. But the scarf is pretty fab.

  • Well, first off, I love that belt, and the cut of the dress is pretty. Nice shoes and earrings too, great accessories all around. The thatching in the background print (if that’s what you call it) is pretty too – subtle. I think this would be a stellar look if the entire dress were in that print.

    But I think that the graphic element on her midsection is REALLY busy and ugly. It looks like an unhappy child’s scribbled drawing of a house. Maybe that pattern would work if it were the only pattern, but as is, it ruins this dress for me. The belt, much as I love it on its own, is cutting her up and adding to the eyesore feel of this dress.

    I almost want to give her the in because it’s a distinctive and eyecatching look that shows personal style. But that dress, I just can’t. OUT.

  • All those crosshatch-y lines make it look so so messy… on the model it looks okay? but Ivanka looks great, face-and-hair-wise

  • Louise Bryan

    The dress looks like a prototype or work in progress, and me no like.  And she does look plastic.  OUT

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Girl, that is not your dress.

    That is also not your spray tan on your legs. OUT.

  • MilaXX

    IN! I  think I agree with both of you.  I agree it looks a different on a non size 0, but not necessarily bad. I think she looks pretty good, even if I do kinda wish she had done something else with the hair.

  • I really like her makeup (especially the lip colour), hair, and accessories (agree on the earrings); and I like the dress in theory and on the model on the runway, quite a bit. But agree that it’s just not coming together on Ivanka, unfortunately. I would have put this in the “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress” category – would like to see it on Zoe Saldana instead.

  • That is one ugly dress.

  • Carol Liddiard

    The graphic elements are not only clunky and unflattering, they look like arrows to inappropriate places. “Hey, here are my tits, here’s my vagina.” And I’ll refrain from the several exceedingly inappropriate Daddy Donald jokes that came to mind.

  • Great pattern marred by a belt that does it no favors. 

  • nannypoo

    She’s a really pretty woman but you would never know it from these pictures. The dress is not flattering and neither is the hair. And what’s up with the celebrities with orange legs?

  • In!  Team Lo!

  • OneTwoThreeFashion


  • StrandedFashionista

    I LOVE IT. So chic. and I shall die proclaiming it so. 

  • oatmealpie

    In! The belt makes it.

  • guest2visits

    Looks kinda cute on the model.  Not on the Trumpette.

  • Hm. Like it better with a black belt. Looks good from the side. 

    But I like it. Most of the pictures look great. She’s a striking woman. IN. 

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    totally wrong person for the dress.

  • It *is* an interesting dress, *and* it definitely works better on a body with small tits.

    Team T and Lo?

  • Out. The details draws attention away from her face, so it’s wearing her.

  • OUT.  It makes her look enormous.

  • TheLaurenJean

    I kinda love it… Though I do think it works better with the scarf and on a younger/thinner person. But I give her props for trying something different. Team LO always!

  • VicksieDo

    SO Out, hideous!

  • Kyle Crawford


    • Kyle Crawford

      I think she looks better than the model

  • Miss_Led

    Weird. Patchwork. Dogpatch. Out.

  • hughman

    Lumberjack cocktail dress. 

    And I don’t think it’s the “hair and makeup” making her look plastic-y. 

  • rumcg66


  • TheOriginalLulu

    My SO and I agree completely when it comes to Ivanka. We both think she’s a beauty who lucked out with all the good looks in that family.
    The dress. I think it’s pretty ugly and unflattering. I don’t like how it puts each of her boobs in its own little house and then I hate how the phallic houses there at the bottom are pointing to her vagina. Plus she’s got panty lines. OUT

  • It’s not the non-size-0-ness that’s a problem, it’s the ugly print that’s a problem. That and the matchy lip color. OUT.

  • I like it on the model but Tom is right – the graphic elements don’t work on Ivanka’s (beautiful) figure

  • kmk05

    I side with Papa Tom! This is an OUT: the whole look looks wonderful on the runway and the lighting makes it all look less washed out. On Ivanka Trump it seems like the graphic elements point to her boobs and the cut makes her hips look enormous. Also it is an inch to two inches too long.

  • TieDye64

    OUT. I don’t know that this is dress is any woman’s friend, but it definitely hates the non-size-0.

  • Gurl, that is just not your dress

  • Bad dress, period. And she’s a beautiful woman, but looks ten years older with such harsh makeup. She also has beautiful skin and should embrace her paleness. Her legs are ten shades darker than the rest of her.

  • Pinup Ghoul

    I don’t know what to think about this dress. Very rarely am I actually confused about a garment, but this one… definitely confusing me. Yup.
    Hair and makeup are perfection on her, though!

  • I love the dress on the model, but I’m not so sure about Ivanka. Don’t know if it’s because she’s not a size 0, b/c she’s still statuesque and not too “curvy.” Maybe she should have stuck with the black belt?

    I’m giving her a marginal *in*.

  • demidaemon

    This is just a No dress, all around. OUT.

  • I think the color on the model would be better than that one….as it is?  Out.

  • crash1212

    I think this is more of a Girl-That’s Not Your Dress situation. I like the dress, just not on the little Trumpling. Like it better with the black belt, too. Also hate her lip color and that lank pony is doing nothing for me, or her. Guess that makes this an OUT for me.

  • Sad, angry house-face dress.  Sad, angry house-faces will never be in.  Tom, FTW.

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    It is such a weird dress in theory, but I will take Lo’s side on this one, and say IN.

  • It’s an in, if she ditches the belt.

  • Out!  Ugly dress that’s just not flattering.

  • OUT, very unflattering

  • Lina_bee

    It really, really needs the matching scarf to pull the eye away from the hips.

  • lovelyivy

    I love that dress but not on her. All of the graphic elements are unflattering. She looks great despite, not because, of the dress.

  • alyce1213

    IN, so very IN!  That dress is exquisite, unusual, and the tall, slender-but-not-skinny Ivanka doesn’t have to be a size 0 to wear it.
    I’m with Lorenzo again.

  • Oooout!  It’s like Heidi meets Princess Caroline.  Not a good look for ANYONE.

  • Snarky_Amber

    I’m with Tom. The dress is horribly unflattering. I also ha-a-ate the lipstick.

  • Eva Whitsett

    It’s inherently a little ugly, in my opinion, but I think it looks better on the model, and that’s because it’s not as fitted on her. If this was a size larger on Ivanka, it would be flowy-er and maybe that would make a difference? 

  • Kolo_Ol

    i was thinking the same thing.  It looks good on a size 0 model and it also looks better when it’s a bit loose, vs tight like on Ms. Trump
    Sorry, Ivanka, you’re fired!

  • tallgirl1204

    I think it’s fabulous.  In. 

  • librarygrrl64

    I’m on the fence. I think I’d dig it if the under-dress weren’t lace. Gray lace. Ugh.

  • AlexisPayne

    Love the idea of the dress, but it really only works on the runway. Out.

  • luciaphile

    It pains me to disagree with either of you, but I’m giving this one an Out.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Tom – I’m wit’choo.  OUT.  Lorenzo – I’ll stand you a consolation drink as I’m siding against you, the next time we’uns ever get together.

  • j_anson

    Of course she looks plastic-y. Girl’s probably been surgically editing out the Trump genes since she was 15. Anyway, I think it’s not perfect, but well-thought-out and interesting. I’d give it an in.

    …although I agree with a commenter below that if she wants to wear something that tight, she needs different underwear. :

    • formerlyAnon

      “Girl’s probably been surgically editing out the Trump genes since she was 15”

      I’ve always felt like a shallow, bitchy person for wondering about this. It’s not that the Donald is so ugly, but her mama is sooo much better looking.

  • Snailstsichr

    I think she looks sleek and interesting. I like the red belt. And, even thought I hate because my neck isn’t long enough to wear those killer earrings, I give it an IN.

  • juliamargaret

    In! I love the graphic print and think she looks good in it.

  • Sara__B

    She’s lovely. Kudos for choosing an interesting dress, but it’s a bit too small, her legs are WAY too brown, and her hair style is giving her a pin head. OUT.

  • Stubenville

    Sorry, not her dress. But major props for nice makeup and clean, sleek hair given the horrendous genetic hand she was dealt in the hair department…

  • Theory: +++; execution: —. It’s a beautiful piece of art. As a garment…I’m not sure it would suit anyone. 

  • Pannyx

    It just looks so unfinished to me. The switch to the red belt is also not helping, but then not much could with such an ugly dress.

  • Lexie

    Eh, not so great. The red belt was a poor choice. And while I love her curvy figure, the graphic elements aren’t doing her any favors.
    Also, the whole “top half of my body is pale, bottom half is tan” thing is so bizarre.

  • EEKstl

    IN, no question. I’m with Lo on this one. I think she looks fabulous, full stop.  And LOVE the dress.

  • formerlyAnon


    I am again in full agreement with Tom, and all is right with the world. (Those two times I sorta kinda agreed with Lo really made me question the stability of the universe.)

  • Her head and neck look so tiny compared to the rest of her body especially her shoulders. Is that just her build or is it an optical illusion. Its very disconcerting. The dress looks bunchy around the midsection on both the model and Ivanka. I think the pattern is prettyish. 

  • jw_ny


    I’m having trouble with the print.  I spent so much time looking at it trying to figure out what it was/what I saw.  Is it houses on her boobs, it it some kind of mock corset with garters dangling, then I saw something medieval/castle like, like a castle flag…I don’t know…must divert eyes away from it…

    Also…I really dislike her hairline (hmmm…what is it with Trumps and their hair?) and the look is very severe, from the front.  The side shot of her is pretty though.  She’s such a beautiful and elegant woman…this overall look isn’t her.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    Dress looks better from afar, but gets downright scary up close.

  • The dress makes her look a little thick in the middle, and I’m sure she isn’t… and it’s all just a bit too busy. I just don’t like the dress. Love her shoes.

  • unbornfawn

    OUT. I’m with Daddy Tom. This is not her dress. It is interesting on the stick figure model, but a hot mess on Ivanka.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Who put black electrical tape on her dress? 

  • lesmaha

    Out. Fug.

  • Amy Fee Garner

    Oh, dear Lo.  I’m afraid I’m with Papa Tom on this one.  The underlying dress without the fooferaw surgery guide lines on top would be lovely with bright accessories.  But the fit is too tight and the dress is just generally too busy to do anything for Ivanka.  She looks great a lot of the time.  This is not her dress, and this may not be anyone’s dress.  

  • krelnick

    Sweet, smokin’ Jeebus, that is hiddy-fug. As far out as Uranus.

  • First thought: That is horrid.  OUT.  There is entirely too much going on with this dress. And wait…what? Is she wearing sheer high heels where one can see her toes?  Yea, OUT OUT OUT.  

  • bellafigura1

    This is not her dress, although I don’t have the nerve to tell her that.  She scares me.  She is gorgeous and she always looks so … Ivanka!  Like a harsh mistress!  She needs to soften up that hair, big time, and dial down the angles and edges on her clothes.  Just once I’d like to see her a little loosey-goosey.

  • MzzPants

    I can’t vote.  I hate when you make us choose between you.

  • OUT. Tom is right. The graphic elements don’t look quite right on Ms. Trump’s larger yet still tiny figure. However I probably would’ve voted IN if I hadn’t seen the dress looking so much better on the stick figure model.

  • From one Tom to another.  OUT!

  • Ruth Preston

    Penciled-in cityscape with red levolor blinds. Out.

  • Joyce VG

    I love the shape of the dress and the styling is nice, but the pattern looks like Buffalo Bill got a hold of another big girl. OUT.

  • newtonGOTbeaned

    I totally agree with Lo. IN. I like that the shape is simple and flattering, and I love the graphic-ness of it. I want it.

  • tired_mommy

    Out. Isn’t she really young? It ages her.

  • Am I the only one getting Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas here? It’s an OUT for me.

    • So glad someone else thought so… had to scan comments to make sure I wasn’t crazy!

  • butterflysunita

    I like the dress better with the black belt the model is wearing.  And I feel like it should be Out,  but to me she looks oddly striking and beautiful.  So I say IN.  

  • IAmJ

    Wow, totally with Lo on this one. The dress is TO DIE and I love it on Ivanka. IN.

  • IN. But I love you both THE SAME.

  • ZnSD

    Out. “Here are my breasts! And down there is my vagina!” dresses are lame, and ones that look homesewn even moreso.

  • Delaney Davis

    I love it. I appreciate the bolder choice, and I think she pulls it off great. 

  • Daenyx

    It looks… really awkward on her, and she doesn’t really have the attitude for something that busy.  OUT.

  • Really not feeling this dress. It gives me stink face.

  • Susan683

    This dress is bad.  OUT

  • Ugh. No. I have to side with T on this one.

  • OUT – I’m with Tom on this, it’s an ugly dress.

  • Sorry, Lo. I usually agree with you, but I’m with T on this one. OUT.

  • marilyn

    Out.  She is too fair to wear the stark colors.  The Viking armor over the sheer skirt is too disjointed.  Come on, is it going to be a light and airy summer dress, or a Viking maiden costume?  Also, why are her legs 20 shades darker than the rest of her body?  OUt out out out out

  • Tom is right. The dress is on the ugly side. OUT.

  • I can’t decide if it suffers from being compared to the model or if it just doesn’t look good on her at all.  I do like the dress, but not the styling and the black belt would have been a better choice.

    Just clumsy enough to be an OUT.

  • I’m with Tom, sorry Lo. The strange graphics look like a sketch of a dress rather than a finished one. Very discombobulated design. She looks pretty good other than that, though. Are 60s style earrings making a comeback?

  • giiiirrrr

    Well, the dress doesn’t fit her right, but it’s really classy and interesting and the styling is great and I have a huge crush on Ivanka so IN.

  • another_laura

    Going with Tom on this one.  Surprisingly un-pretty entry from Ms. Herrera.

  • lifetime_student

    Out. Sorry Lo.

  • Claudia Wade

    The dress is OK, but I wish her slicked-back hair looked blonder. She needs to be a blonde.

  • slightlybitterkitten

    OUT.  That is not her dress.

  • I like it in concept, but definitely not your dress, Ivanka. Out. 

  • lonepear

    Eh. Whatever. It would be better if she went up a size; it’s clinging too much and I think it would hang better if it were a bit looser.

    Love the bold earrings.

  • siriuslover

    Sorry Lo, I love you but this doesn’t look great on her from the front. From the side, yes, but unfortunately, one has to turn.


  • 3boysful

    Team Tom (and not just because that’s my husband’s name)!

    The dress is not my fav, but it looks totally different–cuter, more flattering–on the emaciated model.

  • I like it, she’s making it work.

  • Linderella

    In-ish.  I don’t think it looks bad on her at all, but it’s kind of an odd dress. 
    For reasons I’ll never quite understand, I just love Ivanka Trump.  LOVE.  HUH.  I’ve stopped questioning why.

  • sockandaphone

    im not really sure…it looks interesting from some angles but that first picture kinda kills it. A+ for effort and for wearing something different but OUT.

  • Y’know, as obnoxious as the dress is when you look at the details of it, I can’t help but love the look she made from it (great silhouette, good colors, the dark red lip, slate-grey accessories, and the earrings are gorgeous). I’ll let her have this IN.

  • annrr

    The fit is taking it into no-land for me. It just isn’t flattering on her. 

  • kittenwithaquip

    Yikes. Somehow that dress manages to flatten out her chest and give back fat to someone who probably doesn’t even HAVE back fat. I am also completely flummoxed as to how her legs can be a completely different color than the rest of her, but I get a clue when I look at her temples– they are much lighter than the rest of her face, leading me to believe an aesthetician is a little over-zealous with the spray tan.
    O-U-T, out.

  • Eva_baby

    Out. She’s a pretty girl, but that dress….no.

  • momogus

    Hair and makeup are very pretty, but that dress is an OUT.

  • fringebenefit

    Out, so very very out.

  • nancymae

    The dress does her no favors and that red belt just sends it over the edge… so OUT.

  • Okay, to be completely fair, don’t you two criticize C. Herrera for being too pretty (along the lines of Marchesa)?  Apologies if I’m making that up.

    That said, that dress looks like a craft project.  A poor one.  OUT.

  • it is not flattering towards her figure

  • mslewis

    I’m not sure.  I like the dress on the model but it makes Ivanka look a bit heavy.  So I’ll say OUT.  I also don’t like her makeup.  She should only wear soft colors on her face.  This lipstick is too dark.

  • ccm800

    OUT – looks like a liederhosen incident

  • filmcricket

    The fit is terrible and the pattern is ugly. She’s a beautiful woman, but she can’t save this. Out.

  • AuntieAnonny


  • butter nut

    oh no. OUT.  the dress is dandy for a rail-thin 17 yr old slovakian model to wear up & down a runway.  but on a perfectly slender, real woman, it looks like a rat’s vagina.  terrible choice for her.  makes her all thick through the middle.  

  • DominoEstella

    IN.  I think it’s a great dress and very fashion forward.  It says, I’m rich and I don’t give a flying fuck what you think of me.  I like that.

  • Dejah_Thoris

    Agreeing with Tom again.
    It looks like one of the PR challenges where you are supposed to use the clothes on your back.

  • SheWhoMustBeObeyed

    Tom is right. The graphic elements are not…aesthetically pleasing…on a woman with hips and breasts. Out.

  • Jangle57

    Out.  One of the ugliest dresses I’ve ever seen.

  • kikisayshi

    OUT! It makes her hips look huge. Not so bad on the model though.

  • Sweetpea176

    Unflattering and kind of fug.  Out,.

  • Out – makes her waist look like mine. And that is neither possible nor a compliment. 

  • ballerinawithagun

    Out. Has she had a ton of face work done already? Size 0 only.

  • Monabel

    Witty & original, IN. Regrettable leg color.

  • Chantelle James

    If the dress fit her properly I think it would be IN (except for her makeup and hair). Because it’s so tight it doesn’t hang the way it should and it’s unflattering. OUT.

  • Jecca2244

     don’t like the dress. her hair got really dark.

  • Out. And her legs don’t match the rest of her.

  • nycfan

    I love the dress but only in the size 0 or negative 2 range — so I guess I love it in concept but not in actual practice.  Kudos to her for taking the risk but the fit isn’t working and even if it did I don’t think this dress is friendly to anyone who is not malnourished.

  • funkypeanut

    It looks like someone drew on her dress with a Sharpie, and probably her makeup too. Did her daddy buy stock in Newell Rubbermaid?

  • DebbieLovesShoes


  • The dress is making her look wide, which is not an adjective one normally associates with Ms. Trump. The embellishments look…DIY. Not to mention the makeup is aging her (I really hate her lipstick) and she’s clearly applied far too much self-tanner to her legs. Total OUT.

  • Bozhi

    That is one ugly dress – out.

  • LMAo @ the in and out lines. I’m with Tom on this one, it feels very Sally from the nightmare before christmas meets coraline’s fake mother. So what I guess I am trying to say is it is better suited to a nightmare-inducing children’s clay-mation character. I do like her shoes and make-up though. OUT

  • I like it a lot. IN.

  • If the straps were wider, it would work.  IN.

  • PeaceBang

    OUT. Girl, that’s not your dress. Or your hair, for that matter.

  • OUT. The dress might be okay on a model, but not on a human, and that belt is all kinds of terrible.

  • IN

  • hmariec19

    I’m imagining this dress in another color/print, and the silhouette actually works well on her.  But the print is all kinds of awful.  Out?

  • MrsKrause

    OUT.  I love you both but in this. . .#TeamTom

  • sweet_potato

    Usually I love Carolina Herrera but this dress is a miss or wait, a mess, yes that’s it, a mess. Out.

  • Sophie Collier

    I actually dig this dress a lot.  It would not look good on a chubby gal, but Ivanka looks fine in it, although the model does look better. (I also like it paired with the scarf.)  I say IN.  I’m probably in the minority here though. Oh, and the black belt is better too.

  • fiestyfashionfem

    Dress is hideous.  Make-up is too severe.  She is so pretty and this makes her look hard. So OUT.

  • AWStevens

    THAT’S where the dress I made in Home Ec, circa 1983 went!  OUT

  • Its kind of like an art school project? Like, someone forgot to rip off the tape after they positioned the elements? And they were pulling an all-nighter and had to just get it done? 
    She looks pretty though, otherwise. 

  • I like the concept of the dress (particularly the red/white/gray stripes) but not the execution – the weird vertical bits look like they were marked off with masking tape that was never removed.

  • quiltrx

    In.  I can’t exactly give you defendable reasons why, but there’s something I like about it.  I actually think it looks BETTER on Ivanka’s body than on the twig of a model.

  • bluefish

    Love the dress on the model!  The top looks more elegant in that pic and slightly different.  Ivanka is a gorgeous creature but too busty for this dress — looks like a pinafore on her.  Matronly.  She’s got a lovely profile, that Ivanka.  So a no on Ms. Trump but a yea on the model.  A dress for the super duper thin set.

  • It’s an interesting dress in the abstract but it’s frumping the hell out of her, which is just not right. Out.

  • TheOtherChristina

    Girl, that’s not your dress. I don’t even think its a size issue as much as a shape issue — this dress is made to add the subtle illusion of curves to someone far boxier. I almost want to see this on Elle Fanning.

  • I love this dress on the model, but it’s horribly unflattering on Ivanka. She should give this dress to Zoe Saldana.

  • I love it, it’s so bold and eye-catching! I want to try it on. And I love her makeup.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    OUT, that pattern-basted-on treatment is widening a not-wide-at-all lady. The shape of the dress is great for her, the actual dress is a wreck.

  • understateddiva

     I knew it was Lo that loved it when you said there was an argument 🙂  It’s an interesting play on pattern, but I don’t love.  Her earrings are exclamation points of awesome though.

  • sleah_in_norcal

    WHY ARE HER LEGS THAT AWFUL COLOR???  i can’t believe that’s not the first thing everyone said.  she looks like she dipped her legs in a bath of betadine.  i can’t even look at the dress.

  • KittenBritches

    That dress is so unflattering.  I am with Tom on this one.  But then I find when the Daddies disagree, I am often secretly on Tom’s side.

  • Mexxoo

    OUT.  Sorry, something is definitely off with the proportions.  Perhaps it would have worked if she had left her hair down instead of pulling it up and back?  I understand wanting to look fresh with the ponytail, but it’s just not the right look for that. 

  • So much better on the model. The red belt and styling kind of do her in. I kind of love it on the model. 

  • Jessi03

    I love the dress on the model and I think Ivanka is completely gorgeous, but I have to say OUT.  I give her props for trying something funky, but it’s really not very flattering.

  • Candigirl1968

    Too busy, and really too busy for someone with as curvy as Ivanka. OUT.

  • TSkot

    It sure needs the scarf and bangles to make it work.  And it works VERY well on the model.  On Ivanka?  OUT.  Way way OUT

  • Amy Ellinger

    very surprisingly IN!  i kind of love this- especially for her.

  • NurseEllen

    Count me as an inhabitant of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.  OUT.

  • Love it on the model, hate it on Ivanka. See? I can love you both! (She’s OUT, by the way.)

  • Beautiful dress, accessories, hair and makeup. OUT because her legs don’t match the rest of her body. You are rich, you can afford to spray tan evenly.

  • fashionablylate

    Not loving any of this. OUT.

  • I’m with daddy Lo this time – I freaking LOVE this dress: shape, palette & fit. IN.

  • lorenzo – in!!!

  • shes gorge but bad tan

  • Damien W

    Dress: Quirky, interesting, a conversation piece — IN. But the way Ivanka is wearing it takes it OUT and beats it. 

    First of all, she needed to go up a size; she’s busting out of it, which ruins the cuteness. Call in the backup spanx! I agree that the earrings are killer, but the bag is a little matchy-matchy. And yes, she does look plasticky from the neck up, but that’s nothing new. Someone needs to truth-or-dare her into getting a shoulder-length Sally shag. (Also, pick a shade besides ‘mud’.) The dark lipstick would have worked if the earrings weren’t also dark; this way she looks like she’s trying to trace the graphic from the dress on her face. 

    I’d like to see this on a petite brunette — like an Alison Brie, someone knows how to smile believably. 

  • bailey debruynkops

    its an ugly dress, though the scarf on the runway makes it cuter/more casual.      out

  • vanjar

    I like it in theory, but I’m not really wild about the execution. Out.

  • voter1

    I must agree with Tom on this one, even before I got to the end of the post – she’s a curvy woman and this dress is definitely meant for a teeny-tiny size 0!

  • ChristySchiff

    I love it. She looks terrific (even interesting?).  IN

  • Sweetvegan

    Overall, IN! The problem is not that she’s bigger than a size 0; the problem is that the dress is too small. Look at how the buttons are pulling in the back. She better not breathe!

  • DCSheehan

    Out. I can see what they’re trying to do. But they failed. Also, that bag looks like something she bought at a garage sale in 1993.

  • Sorry, but I’m with Tom.  That dress is not made to work in the real world; Ivanka looks WIDE and I know she’s a far cry from it.  Out.

  • tvmovielover

    I hate to put Ivanka down since she does so much better than her mother but here she kind of recalls her mother.  The dress just does not work for her-it makes her look fat which I doubt she is.  OUT.

    The model looks better (too bad the dress is for the very, very thin and young) but still, Carolina Herrera does not do as well when she moves away from simpler designs.

  • Susan Crawford

    Man, oh man. There is a LOTTA stuff going on with this dress, isn’t there? You’ve got your lace, your graphic, architectural references, your pop of color, your belt and . . . I have to stop because I think my eyes are bleeding. Ivanka always manages to look lovely, but this is just NOT her dress. Perhaps Ms. Herrera had an extra glass of chardonnay when she sketched this number? OUT.

  • I am in agreement with Tom. That dress just doesn’t work.

  • Out. Sorry, Lo. It looks dreary and kind of half-assed. It kind of looks like a PR entry, in fact, from someone who’s trying to be “edgy”.

  • Stefanie Mackenzie


  • Melvis Velour

    You’d think that someone with all of that money would get her chin done?  I mean, seriously, a half-Hapsburg would do wonders for balancing out her face which just doesn’t look right.

    Oh, and I agree with the rest of the BKs, the dress is BEYOND fugly but do love the earrings…

  • sherrietee

    Ew.  Ew ew ew.  Out.  Capital O.

  • M Carlson

    It makes her look lumpy.

  • Verascity

    I like it. IN.

  • Marahboo

    OUT! Who’s my daddy? Tom’s my daddy!  

  • Love the dress, hate everything else. Make up, jewelry, clutch ugh! And what is up with her legs? She looks like when my 4yo pairs the legs from one Barbie with the top from another. 

  • Lizzyisi

    I can’t really articulate why–but I think it’s a gorgeous dress and I wish I had it. I think Ivanka looks lovely–something I never thought I’d have an opinion about–and it’s an IN

  • Larkin21

    Love the dress and she looks great in it. IN!

  • Yeah, there’s something off about the look but overall it’s ok so…in?

  • Oh so very OUT!

  • BioDrag

    Oh oh.  I’m conflicted.  I don’t really like the dress, but I think she’s TOTALLY pulling it off.  So tell me TLo, is that an in or an out?

  • In. I like the crazy ugly-beauty of it, I think she’s statuesque enough to pull off the crazier aspects, and her face looks great. She is plastic; that can’t be helped.

  • Kayceed

    Out. Looks like a cartoon corset was drawn onto the fabric.

  • Aly Light

    I’m with Lorenzo, this is IN.

  • I kinda like it. In.

  • PeggyOC

    Not her dress, agreed. She’s not a chunky woman at all, but its making her look thick.  Out.

  • PeggyOC

    Not her dress, agreed. She’s not a chunky woman at all, but its making her look thick.  Out.

  • Shavit Levine

  • Shavit Levine

  • On the model, with the scarf?  It’s fine.  On Ivanka, without the scarf?  Not so much.  It’s not her dress.

  • sagecreek

    Out — makes her hips look hefty, which I am quite sure they are not.

  • Sadly this dress cannot be worn by a woman with breasts.  If it is, as in this photo, that woman will look like she’s wearing nursing pads designed by Tim Burton on the outside of her garment.  Oh, Tom.  Are you ever not completely correct in all things? *Sigh*

  • Out, the dress wasn’t meant for a non-size 0 with hips.  I was surprised by how slim she looked in the side view after seeing the front view, and that’s not really the response you want people to have to your dress.

  • What is she, a pinto pony? What is up with the leg color compared to the color on her chest and arms?

  • LADIES: If you must spray tan, be sure to do your arms and legs THE SAME COLOR. I’m sick of seeing starlets with endless resources who have orange legs and natural (for her skin tone) arms, neck and face. If the spray tan queen messes it up, fire him/her, take a shower and start again! There is no excuse for this mess!

    Oh, and out. Love the idea of the dress but the detailing on the embellishment looks sloppy. Loads of potential though! 

  • Cathy S

    I’m with Tom. You can’t have any curves anywhere with that dress. It looks fabulous on the model and terrible on Ivanka. Out.

  • Pennymac

    I know I’m late, but I agree with Daddy Lorenzo. I find this dress and Ivanka, interesting. I DVR Celebrity Apprentice so I can watch Mad Men on Sunday nights, and she strikes me as an incredibly self possessed and highly intelligent woman. Not to mention her Daddy’s richer than God and she’s drop dead gorgeous in a non-vacuous way. IN

    • sweetlilvoice

      Same here, I watch the first hour of the apprentice and then switch to MM. She should thank her lucky stars that she got her mom’s looks because her brothers both look like rats like their dad. They also seem to style their hair in the same way.

      • Pennymac

        LOL’d at Rats like their dad!

  • lilibetp

    I like the dress okay.  And I like the belt okay.  But the dress and the belt don’t seem to belong together.  I can deal with the hair, even though it’s a bit severe, and I like the eye makeup.  She seriously needs to not wear that lipstick ever again – it makes her teeth look blue.

  • MissAnnieRN

    IN.  As with some of my irrational dislikes, I have a completely unjustified love of her.  Don’t even know why.  This is different.  I don’t LOVE IT, it is not a WERQ, but Miss Ivanka gets an IN from me.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    IN – I’m with Lorenzo this time, sorry Tom! I think the dress is interesting and it looks good. Agreed on her plasticy face though!

  • Judy_J

    As soon as I saw the dress, I knew it would be Lorenzo who liked it, Tom who didn’t.  Normally I side with Tom (I suspect our tastes run the same), but this time I find myself siding with Lorenzo.  It’s got a Gothic cathedral vibe that I’m totally digging.  Sorry, Tom.  Lo wins this round for me.

  • AthenaJ

    I’m with you Tom, OUT! On the model the dress is funky and interesting, but on a woman with more curves, it just looks like a sad home-ec project. And wtf is up with the two-tone skin? Does Ivanka only tan her legs??

  • guestela

    In. I usually agree with Tom, so it’s refreshing to be on the Lo side of things today!

  • Liz

    No.  I dislike it on her very much.  I was surprised to find that I don’t mind it on the model, maybe for the more casual styling? 

  • Vaniljekjeks

     Out.  It looks great on the model, but on her… rumply and awkward.  Not her dress.

  • CQAussie

    I dunno, this leaves me cold.  I look at the dress and I feel like I’m looking at a plastic surgery patient pre-op with all the markings.  I can’t love it.  From the side it looks like I could love it and I do love the red belt and shoes.  But sorry, this is an OUT.

  • BazoDee

    OUT. Only the size 00s can wear this. 

  • o u tttttt. looks very weird without the scarf.

  • o u tttttt. looks very weird without the scarf.

  • snarkykitten

    I inexplicably like it

  • I’m with Tom. I’d even go as far to say its ugly, even on the model.

  • HK4Seven


  • Lola67

    I want to like it, but I just don’t. 

  • MarissaLG

    Her legs are too tan, and I prefer the black belt  from the runway look, but overall, I like this. IN!

  • horrible.  OUT.

  • oohsparkley!

    In. Although I do like the scarf on the model with it better.

  • prettybigkitty

    Tom wins again. Out. Too much, too awkward.

  • It’s ugly ! Looks like some kind of grandma plaid. Plus it makes her look quite plump while I’m sure she isn’t. OUT.

  • OUT.  It’s like a pretty dress that someone drew on.

  • LocMama

    I love the belt!  The dress is…unfortunate.  OUT.

  • Beth G

    That’s not anyone’s dress.  that’s just ugly.

  • Out – especially with that belt!!

  • IN! VERY Euro. So chic. Oooh la la. . . 

  • BeeBeauNYC

    Way too much going on there – OUT

  • almondemy

    that dress is a full on Monet.  On the runway, from afar, it is interesting and gorgeous.  Up close and in person?  O-U-T OUT.

  • Sunshine16

    Gotta go with my gay uncleTom on this one, sorry Lo, she’s OUT!

  • margaret meyers


  • I’m not sure why I can pinpoint why, but I’m going with an IN for Team Lo on this one.  It’s pretty!

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Out.  Sorry Lo, but Tom is right on this one.  Plus, she missed a button!

  • Amy

    Good on paper…not so good on the model and by default, terrible on Ivanka. I think Tom has it.

  • daddies please don’t fight ::cries::

  • buildmeatower

    I love the dress. I think it looks fabulous on the model. I think it looks decidedly less fabulous on Ivanka and very unflattering. Pretty sure this is not a dress designed for someone with curves. OUT

  • Ugh-Daddy Tom, don’t make us wear the ugly dress!

  • Not in love, but it is pretty cool. I’ll go with Lo on this one, IN!

  • Gener1c

    Sorry Lo.  T’s right.  This is awful – she looks lumpy and uncomfortable.  And I don’t think I’m going out on a limb to say she’s not lumpy … OUT.

  • Tom wins.  It just almost….but does…not. 

  • TomBord

    Fugs all  around. Bleck.

  • LittleKarnak

    Soooo close but I have to side with T on this one….out.

  • OUT. It just doesn’t flatter her body at all.

  • Violina23

    The dress looks too mix ‘n match for my taste. In PR terms, I like the IDEA of the dress, but not the execution.  

  • I think the pattern on the dress looks like a big angry face. OUT.

  • Lisa Kramp

    The striped overlay is ruining an otherwise lovely little dress. The rest of her looks fabulous! 

  • ThaliaMenninger

    In, by a hair. It’s a little lumpy, but otherwise I think she looks great.

  • Judih1

    go TOM! you have my vote for all the reasons you described

  • Out, looks good on the boobless model, not good on Ivanka, whose body is slammin’

  • pdquick

    It looks like she’s an operation. OUT.

  • h2olovngrl

    I can’t unsee picket fences. Out.

  • Corsetmaker

    I’m mostly perturbed by the colour of her legs compared to the rest of her! 

  • rowsella

    I’d like it better without a belt on her.  It’s just ok.  Not her best.  Hair and makeup are fine.  Nude stockings would have been better than suntan.

  • Tausha Woods

    OUT. Plus, her legs are a completely different shade than the rest of her body and she isn’t wearing hose. If you are going to can-tan it, make it consistent.

  • Out!

  • Haley Buchanan

    I agree with Tom – it makes her look really wide and hippy.  That thrown on red graphic piece of fabric is just odd.  OUT.

  • bitterk

    Her accessories ruined it, not her size 6 frame

  • As horrible as this dresign is the black belt worn on the runway would have been better…not much…just a wee bit less dumpy!