In or Out: Krysten Ritter in Vintage

Posted on April 26, 2012

We’ll give this chickie credit for being consistent. She’s got a look and she’s gonna flog it for all it’s worth.

Krysten Ritter attends the premiere of “The Raven” in LA in a vintage dress paired with ‘Danielle’ pumps by Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet.

But we don’t know, you guys. It’s cute, but it’s a little bit Rose Nylund, yes? And we’re all for gals (and guys) rocking the vintage looks, but that looks awfully synthetic and shiny for pictures. What we’re saying is: cute dress, but it looks a little on the cheap side. We find ourselves picturing it with a belt or more modern-looking shoes; anything to bump it up a little.

Are we bitches?

Vote Now!


IN! You are, in fact, bitches. She looks adorable.


OUT! Cheap ’80s secretary dress.


The Precious Unborn Fawns were not in love with Michelle Williams’ dress, which was not so much Rose Nylund as rose-nippled, voting it both twee-as-fuck and subsequently OUT.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, Getty]

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    • amanda lynn

      naw; i think she looks adorable.  in!

      • Nelliebelle1197

         But it does look cheap and shiny. Cute cannot conquer cheap and shiny.

    • lovelyivy

      OF COURSE you’re bitches. It’s why i come here!

      ETA: And it doesn’t make you less right on this one.

    • mountainFashionista

      It’s a skosh short, and it would’ve looked adorable with a belt, and her posing is pretty awful in a teenager-in-front-of-her-mirror kind of way, but other than that, it’s interesting and unusual, and she looks rockin’!

    • Amanda Albert

      IN – those shoes are FABULOUS!

      • Sobaika Mirza


      •ía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

        Seriously, they are FIERCE, I wish the carpet wasn’t black.

    • Christopher Lally

      You don’t need me to tell you…you are bitches…In.

      • Christopher Lally

        Rose Nylun…good one fellas.

    • janedonuts

      Thoroughly meh about this look. But then I’m thoroughly meh about her. (Though I did like her in Breaking Bad.)

    • Liana Brooks

      IN – She looks fabulous! 

    • Esme Cuckoo

      Back in St. Olaf, Krysten Ritter would be IN and declare TLo picky bitches.

      • MoHub

        A little longer, and Betty White might wear it better.

    • sagecreek

      IN. Although she needs to stop with the wide leg stance.

    • TAGinMO

      Desperately needs a big, chunky belt. Still, mild IN from me.

    • Maggie

      I’m not seeing Rose Nyland at all. She looks adorable. IN

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Meh. It’s a little on the shiny side, but she looks good. In.

    • foodycatAlicia

      IN. Locking your knees out like that has to hurt but she looks great and the shoes are gorgeous.

      • TheOriginalLulu

        As Fernando from SNL circa 1980s would say, “It’s better to look good than to feel good and you look mah-velous”.

    • Hildy910

      A belt would be nice, but she looks adorable. In.

    • TSkot

      You already know you’re bitches so why are you asking?

      Regardless, she looks adorable and gets an IN!

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      i keep thinking this is john ritter’s daughter though i know she isnt.
      the next thing i’m going to think is that she is parker posey.
      i dont know why anyone ever wanted to wear an 80s secretary dress in the first place, in the evermiserable 80s.
      so i cant imagine why someone would hack off the bottom six inches & wear it now.

    • Imasewsure

      She looks adorable and you gals is bitches in this case only

    • nicole seligman

      IN, thought i do think a belt or bold necklace would have broken up the print a little bit that seems to swallow her up top. am i the only one bothered by her hair? it looks like a fried helmet of black.

    • claudemtl777

      I was thinking Rose too, but Rose McGowan…I dont get a Golden Girls feel, but I agree it would take at least a belt to make it an IN

    • Heather Barkman

      OUT. Love the shoes, but you’re right: the dress is too shiny and needs a belt.

    • IAmJ

      A definite OUT. Mainly because the shoes (and the dress too) look so so cheap to me.

    • karena10

      In. I think it’s cute, it suits her and it certainly goes with the backdrop.

    • Shawn EH

      IN! You’re bitches, and not even in Apt. 23! And no belt, mostly because her waist is what, like a 25?

    • Lina_bee

      Out. This print needs a better cut. She is cute and the colors are good, but the dress needs to be better.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Definitely looks cheap and kind of baggy on her. OUTTTTT.

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      IN. Too bad the “red” carpet is as dark as a movie theater, cus those are some killa shoes.

    • SpcilK

      She’s In. Yes, the material is shiny and a belt would have liven things up a bit.

    • Julie Chase

      In! She’s the best. And I love the detailing on the shoes.

    • RMJ12345

      I see your point, but she looks cute as all hell. IN.

    • Kayceed

      She’s in, but mostly because I get a kick out of her every changing moods – Bemused! Relaxed! Not Amused. Winsome!

    • sashaychante

      IN  Cute vintage look.  LUV the shoes.  I think a belt might be too busy on this already busy print.

      • MilaXX

        I think she could have done a thin, black belt, but it’s a minor quibble at best.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I want to get her drunk and steal her shoes.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      I like the dress. She’s like Zooey Deschanel with the ability to make facial expressions. IN

    • charlotte

      In. And talk about a dress matching the backdrop…

    • Tadiana

      Oh Kenley, where are you when someone needs you?  She and Krysten are made for each other.  Still … in, because this is SO her look.

    • Sophie Collier

      IN.  It’s fine. Nothing amazing, but perfectly nice.

    • marlie

      It’s cute, but not exciting. Maybe it could use a belt, but I love the shoes she has on. 

    • MilaXX

      small IN. This has always been her look. It’s not earth shattering, but there’s nothing really wrong with it.

    • hughman

      “Are we bitches?”

      Does the Pope wear Prada? 

    • alyce1213

      Much more Sue Ann Nivens than Rose Nylund (Google if you don’t know).  The shoes are fancy, but cheap-looking.  
      So kind of OUT, even though I generally like vintage.

      Speaking of mean leading characters, is anyone out there old enough to remember “Buffalo Bill” ca 1983 with Dabney Coleman in his heyday?  Now that was a funny show.

      • sagecreek

        I am absolutely not old enough to remember that. Not at all, not one bit, how dare you suggest it…

        • alyce1213

          Yes of course my parents told me about it. (snort)

    • carolynmo

      Oh, IN, I guess. Meh-in. I just coined a fashion term!

    • Dhammadina

      Ditto. Adorable. In. 

    • nannypoo

      It’s cute. I don’t know who she is so I will just pretend that she is Ann Hathaway’s long lost sister.

    • Barbora

      Lovely look, IN!

    • marilyn

      In.  She is cute.  The shoes are just enough.  Besides, it does not hurt to tuck away an outfit or two like this in case the starlet thing does not work out.

    • fungstyle

      definitely and in, you keep asking for variety on the red carpet and miss lady brings that for sure. but yes she could have made it a bit more interesting with better styling (as per usual)

    • fireontiger

      I like it even if it does look sort of cheap. IN.

    • Uche

      In.She’s what Zooey aspires to. On another note,are (is?) TLo Golden Girls fans?

    • Basket

      Suede is so before March 21…..

    • Anya

      IN. I tend to love everything she wears. It’s what I’d like to look like if I had any sense of style (or money to buy those shoes).

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        i’m sure you can have the dress, or a version of it, on ebay for maybe twenty bucks.

    • Cassie

      Cute! I say IN.

    • Sara__B

      It DOES need a belt, but she looks adorable. In.

    • Pannyx

      In, I think she looks great.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Oh, it’s too bad they shortened it that much. It’s so wrong for the dress. 

      • formerlyAnon

        Thank-you. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it and why I was fixating on her knees.

    • bitterk

      Horrible length on her

    • janetjb

      The color suits her, but otherwise it’s just okay.


    • Sara Munoz

      I think it might be better with a belt. But damn it, she looks great and I LOVE the shoes!


    • Sorana Tarmu

      Only a thin belt would work, she’s got one of those small torsos. Heels a little too big, shoes a bit too boring.  But all these are minor quibbles, the gal has style and chic. IN.

    • Leah Burns

      Those shoes are cool. And here legs look miles long. INNNNN.

    • Aaminah Khan

      IN. She looks cute.

    • Judih1

      Out – secretary dress indeed

    • Jill Tracy

      IN!!! love the shoes!

    • girliecue

      Bitches, she’s In!

    • PaulaBerman

      I think she looks cute. She is rocking those shoes and that Winona-in-Beetlejuice hair. I like the syntho-vintage dress. IN.

    • jw_ny


      She (and when I say she I mean her stylist) chose it because it matches the back drop of the movie…the epitome of matchy matchy. That must stop!  If it weren’t for that, she’d have gotten an IN from me.

      A little black belt would have looked great with it.

    • Zippypie

      Needs a belt, but it’s cute.  She’s got her thing going.

    • j_anson


    • KikiB1

      poor man’s Dita–OUT

    • tvmovielover

      Cheap can still be cute!  IN.  Question though, are these runway gals given great shoes (these are good shoes) for the picture and then they put on something comfortable?  These shoes like in many other pictures do not look like her size.

    • Joyce VG

      IN,  I like the dress and the shoes are killa.

    • formerlyAnon

      Out, though I know it’s a little harsh. She’s beautiful but somehow there’s nothing special about the end result. All it would have taken is one more touch – a matching hat? hair ornament? A more dramatic hair style?

      I don’t know, but it all feels kind of flat. There’s no reason for a beautiful woman with gorgeous hair (the raw material, not necessarily the style) and a great pair of shoes to look so not-special on the red carpet.  Oh, and she has the knees of a mere mortal when they’re locked like that. Flex ’em a tad, sweetie.

    • MzzPants

      Yes, you’re bitches.  It’s why we love you.

      She looks put-together.  A belt might have been nice, but not necessary.  I’m guessing this was 80’s goes to church.  She was smart to have it shortened.


    • Jessi03

      Bitches.  IN!

    • Dejah_Thoris

      I think you’re just being ornery because she matches the backdrop, otherwise you would probably like it.

      She looks great. Very pretty and happy.

    • NurseEllen

      A belt would have made this dress better, agreed, but even without it she looks just fine.  Not a really memorable fashion outing but nothing wrong with it, either…….which means, IN.

    • sleepycat

      In, but the hair is pretty bad. Also she blends into the backdrop which I am not sure is a good thing.

    • Eovaai

      IN. But I’d belt it.

    • Emily

      In.  Sorry she’s working it and I think the shoes are fab!

    • howdoilook


    • ErmengardeGreen

      I agree: cute idea that needed better, more intentional styling. Also she looks a teeny bit tall for it — for me the waist and the hemline are just an inch north of where they might be ideally. She doesn’t look at all bad, but when you go for bordello wallpaper dress you kind of need to look better than ‘not bad’ to make the look sing. 

    • demidaemon

      IN! Adorable. Today, TLo are being bitches. 😉

    • bailey debruynkops

      its a pretty drab dress and I’m annoyed that she’s always wearing *something* alice + olivia. OUT

    • Jangle57

      A little bit Rose Nylund?  What Golden Girls were you watching?  I think she looks cute though agree a belt would have been a good thing; love the shoes!  IN

    • butterflysunita

      Lovely.  IN!

    • saanrio

      I love it. IN!

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Oh, god. 80’s is vintage, isn’t it?

      OUT for reminding me of my age.

    • VicD

      IN bitches!

    • Aly Light

      Out. Super cheap looking. I wouldn’t pay more than $11.99 for that thing.

    • granddelusion

      I like the dress, hate the shoes. Her popping hyperextended knees make my own hurt.

    • kikisayshi

      IN – it totally suits her

    • Bozhi

      In.  Love the dress and the shoes. 

    • Sage Andersen

      In!  I think it is lovely.  doesn’t photograph well, but still, she looks lovely.

    • Synnamin

      In! Bitches!

    • sunandmoon24

      I vote in. I think she looks cute.  Not too sure about the shoes, however.

    • benjamin478

      She looks good enough for an IN, but could’ve used a little something somewhere

    • TieDye64

      Can’t I vote “meh” bitches? in, i suppose.

    • Lynsey M.

      In.  I think it falls more on the cute side than the grandma side of floral

    • sleah_in_norcal

      she looks too cute!  IN and all thumbs up.  adorable shoes.  would like some jewelry, though.

    • Sweetvegan

      In! She looks awesome!

    • plinkiedoodle

      Yes, you are.  But I agree with you!

    • AWStevens

      Yes, TLo, you ARE bitches. But you knew that…  As a Bitter Kitten, I must agree that a belt and hotter shoes would definitely make her outfit fashion forward.  That being said, I also don’t think it deserves the Rose Nylund stamp.


    • unbornfawn

      IN, Its kinda working for me.

    • Fifi LaRoux

      IN. I think she looks great. 

    • DCSheehan

      In. It works for her.

    • Merneith

      In. Those shoes are fierce as fuck. They have built in spurs! 

    • Kel of the Pop Tarts

      In! You are, in fact, bitches! She looks super cute (though I agree it needs a belt). And those shoes are kind of fun.

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      Relax a little, Guys. She’s definitely an IN! And the shoes are perfect with the dress.

    • lilibetp

      IN! She looks adorable.  Actually, I don’t think you guys are bitches.

    • MissAnnieRN

      Out, but the shoes are SO FUCKING FABULOUS, I am tempted to give her an IN.  What?  I’ve INned a dress before by overlooking shoe choice….

      Also – Katy Perry needs to guest star on her show as her sister or something.  Yeesh – sisters from another mistah?

    • Anplica Fiore

      I’m finding the black carpet & backdrop with this look just too much black to take!  Grrr.  Out for the shiney & for looking like a continuation of the backdrop.

    • Judy_S

      IN. It might not work in another context, but if she has to stand in a black room I think it works.

    • BayTampaBay

      IN!  She looks great.

    • Deborah Lipp

      It’s cute. Joan Harris would wear it. IN.

    • Beardslee

      I realize that I would feel better about the clothes in my closet if I called them vintage, instead of just old.

    • guestela


    • Aniela Marie Perry

      I find this cartoonish and I would have loved it in 1992, but now? OUT. Also, that pose makes my knees hurt.

    • Melissa Brogan

      OUT. Cheap, shiny, young grandma.

    • DinahR

      IN  I like the dress and this is her look

    • belfebe

      Belt.  It would have rocked with a black belt.  But it’s still adorable.  IN.

    • guest2visits

      I’m liking it alot without the belt. But I get what you mean about the shiny. Still, it’s great with the shoes, and I think
      she’s looking more like a grown-up, less like a someone playing a little girl.

    • Rebecca

      In. Colorful, classy, flattering.

      A little *oomph* needed in the accessories, to be sure, but overall, she looks bueno.

    • Brian Jardine

      You ARE, in fact, bitches, but I doubt the minions would have it any other way.  IN!

    • CQAussie

      IN!  Love the dress and the shoes, but not loving the pouty lips or make up.  Still though…IN!

    • BazoDee

      It would look better with a belt. And ye you are bitches. Doesn’t mean it is out though, so I give it an IN

    • YayaGurl

      I don’t know if this makes sense but she’s like a regular person who wants to look like Dita Von Teese but doesn’t have the money or oomph to do it.  She strikes me as very Teese-inspired.  

    • cleep1000

      Her character on the show wears a lot of heavy eyeliner and strong lip color, so seeing her like this…she looks a little plain. There’s  nothing wrong with this look, per se, but it’s not special in any way. I’m leaning toward OUT.

    • Sunshine16

      In – bitches!

    • Louise Bryan

      I love the shoes; très fierce.  I don’t like the dress.  Somehow it looks too small on her.  Maybe it’s just too twee, I don’t know.

      Overall it’s an OUT.

    • aristida_girl

      I may be too late but In anyway, bitches! I do agree about the belt though, it would have helped…

    • Cassie L

      Gorgeous as hell. IN. 

    • Rachel Weiser

      IN! Those shoes need to get in my closet now!

    • ccm800

      INish – but I really thing she looks like Kevin McDonald from the Kids in The Hall. 

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      IN!  Adorbs.

    • Liz

      SO CUTE