In or Out: Taylor Schilling in Peter Pilotto

Posted on April 24, 2012

Peter Pilotto dresses seem to be popping up more and more on the RC and we’re trying really, really hard to remember how much we bitched about ladystars wearing boring, colorless dresses and not taking any risks.

Taylor Schilling attends “The Lucky One” European Premiere in London in a Peter Pilotto dress. Clutch by Hunting Season. Shoes by Rupert Sanderson. Jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Peter Pilotto Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Janice Alida

And before we type another word, we will say that we really do appreciate anyone who takes the risk of wearing a dress like this for a public appearance. It’s refreshing after years of neutral colors and folded-napkin cocktail dresses. Having said that, there’s a point at which a dress’s attempt to be interesting tips over into being visually distracting and a bit overwhelming. We look at this and think that if maybe a couple elements were removed – say, one or two colors, or the zipper – or if perhaps the top or the bottom could be a simple, solid fabric instead of this weird (but kinda cool) webbing that looks like it would make a really fabulous lawn chair. It’s just all a bit too much, but we’re loathe to say that we don’t like it.

But take heart, fair minions, because there are a few things here about which we have firm opinions. We hate the sleeves and the way they make her shoulders look small. We think the hair and makeup are underdone. And we think the shoes don’t really go with the dress, even though they’re pretty nice shoes.

Vote Now!


IN! Don’t be so narrow-minded! It’s bold, colorful, and different!


OUT! What is this I don’t even


Emma Watson’s attempt to look like she just don’t care was met with vigorous debate and in the end, the minions voted her IN.


[Photo Credit: Solarpix/PR Photos,]

    • Jennifer Jacobsen-Wood

      IN!  But I would also remove the zipper.  

      • 3boysful

         IN, too!  But I’d leave the zipper and subtract a color in the skirt.

      • Anplica Fiore

        Ditto – but I really hate big, bold zippers.  

      • MissAnnieRN

        IN – agree about the zipper – it looks like it belongs on a wet suit.  I would like the neck line better in a modest v neck with a tiny stand up collar.  Don’t know the technical name for that.

        And I actually think the shoes look great with the dress.  She doesn’t appear to be having a very good time, though.  Smile honey!  You have amazing legs!

        • Gabriella M

          A nehru collar?

          • Anne

            hmmm, just googled that.  Not exactly what I was thinking.  Never mind though, check out the close up on her shoes:

            WTF is going on there?  When I initially looked at these pictures, I thought the clear cutouts were metallic instead of clear, the tissue paper inside her shoes was an optical illusion.  I know these ladies usually get these items on oan from the deigners for these things, but if I just made however many millions making a movie, I’d wear something from my own shoe collection that actually fit!  just sayin’

      • Coleen

        IN! I would keep the zipper, though, and remove the sleeves.

      • Melanie Clark

         IN, but I wish she had done just a little more with her hair.

    • Jessi03

      IN.  That dress is fabulous.

      •ía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

        I agree, and the hair is a little flat but the shoes are OK by me.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      i prefer this incarnation to the one Elizabeth Bank’s sported recently, not wild about the scuba zipper, but overall it’s an IN

      • introspective

        Agreed. in light of Elizabeth’s dress, this one seems to be Peter’s version of taking it down a notch. Also concur re: the zipper. Its not the best idea. But somehow the effect of it all seems to work for the most part. in with a small i for me.

    • megalomania79

      In, but no zipper.  

    • Gus Casals

      There is a summery feeling to the dress that I like. The sleeves are nasty, but the overall effect is an IN

      • Cathy S

         I agree IN, but I don’t like the sleeves. I like the colors and the webbing.

    • MarissaLG

      In, absolutely! It’s colorful and cool and looks great on her!

    • Austen Jane

      In. Agreed that the shoes should go, but I like the dress more than I dislike it.

    • Mike M.

      I think simple hair and makeup were called for in this look.  I love how striking she is in the first picture.  IN.

    • Judy_J

      With the exception of the exposed zipper (a design element which I devoutly wish would go away), I like this dress a lot.  It fits well, and is visually exciting.  IN.

      • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

        OMG When did they say it was OK to expose a zipper?  What is the point of that?  I hate it I hate it I hate it.  Thank you for allowing me to vent.  xo

    • Jessica O’Connell

      I think the understated hair and makeup are good for such an attention-pulling dress but I do agree that the sleeves are pretty bad and that the dress could use the zipper or a color or two removed. Don’t like the shoes either. The dress would be pretty fabulous with a few adjustments but, as is, I say OUT.

    • calimon

      Damn those shoulders, and that zipper, but still IN! I think the shoes work perfectly with the dress, and no nude platforms for a change!

    • Laylalola

      In — but I don’t know how she manages to look glum and depressed in that bright thing.

    • Sunshine16

      Out.  Just unflattering as can be.

    • janetjb

      I like the dress a lot, but it doesn’t fit through the shoulders.


    • Amy Watts

      I agree on the sleeves/shoulders issue, and wish it fit a little better around the midsection, but overall: IN

    • BrooklynBomber

      I like the hair and makeup.
      The shoes are better than the ones on the model, though I’m not convinced they work with the dress.
      The sleeves ARE too narrow and are bunching up.
      The dress is interesting, but, yeah: getting rid of the exposed zipper and extending the lining to the full length of the dress would make a big difference. 

    • Carrie Levin

      In.  Hate the zipper (which he did on that Marisa Tomei dress, too) dislike the sleeves and wish she’d done a bit more with hair/makeup.  Still, an “in” for me.

    • nannypoo

      I love this dress, except for the silly shoulder/sleeve thingies, which are bunched up and unflattering.

    • belfebe

      You kidding me?  IN!  This is freakin’ fierce!

    • deliadee

      In, but as others have said, lose the zipper.  I think her underplayed hair and makeup work with the busy dress.

    • Elena

      In! She seems kind of bland and looks like any other blonde actress, but at least this dress is helping her stand out.

    • bloggertobenamedlater

      I tried to like it but I can’t. It reminds me of this lace table runner my grandmother had.

    • howdoilook

      IN. Maybe it’s a bit much, but the risk for me is a bonus and she looks put-together overall.

    • BazoDee

      Tough call – I want to giver her an in for effort – but she just doesn’t look like she’s that into the dress herself. OUT – mostly because of the shoulders and zippers. 

      • poggi

        I agree.  the shoulders and zipper make it look scuba.  Again, I scuba dress in a simple fabric or one color might be okay.  But the combined with the multi colors and webbing is too much.  Out.

    • muzan-e

      It looks like macrame with some colour-blocking and a zipper.

      Oh my god, that’s horrible!

    • Karen Tully

      It looks like what happens when you knit lace with self-striping multicolored yarn.  A visual mess.

    • Elizabeth

      In. Absolutely, positively IN.

    • KatiD

      In. Without the zipper. 

    • famousamy

      In.. I like it. I think the hair is fine, but the make up needs a change up.

    • newtonGOTbeaned

      IN! I love this dress. A lot. Her hair and makeup look pretty bad though. Isn’t she in that movie with Zac Efron? She looks really old to be his love interest. Maybe she’s supposed to be a cougar in the movie? I just looked her up and she’s 28. Not really cougar territory. So she definitely needs to do something different and more youthful with her hair.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      I think the zipper needs to go. It gives the dress a too-sporty feel, like she’s wearing a complex Olympic swimming suit.

      I also think that in this particular case, the shoes from the runway look should’ve been used as well. It’s a smarter pairing than the ones she’s wearing.

      But all in all, this is a daring look, and thumbs up for not shying from it. IN.

    • Kristin McNamara

      in because the dress looks beautiful on her, but only a lowercase in. not an IN…. because I just can’t over how those sleeves make her upper arms look ginormous when they’re almost CERTAINLY not even in the same universe as “ginormous.”

    • Joseph Davidson

      I really like this dress and she looks great in it.  I just wish she didn’t look 10 years older than Zac Efron.  It makes that movie look creepy.

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      She looks very nice. I even like the zipper. It’s really a very lively dress in a very quiet way.
       Especially after just looking at that Kelly Osbourne train wreck.

    • VicksieDo

      The shoulders don’t fit at all, so that’s wrong.  And this dress is wearing her instead of her wearing the dress.  Her pretty face is almost impossible to focus on with all that going on below…OUT

    • quiltrx

      In.  I would lengthen the sleeves or eliminate them–the cap length doesn’t work with the shoulder/neckline, and I would reconsider the giant zipper.  But other than that, it’s a really neat dress for someone with the body to pull it off.

      (and the lining on this one appears to be ONE color!)

    • Britney

      Gotta say IN. She’s working that dress… 

    • Claudia Gilbert

      In, but why don’t the weird sleeves look so weird on the model?  Hair me no likey.

      • kimmeister

        Because the model has narrower shoulders that actually fit into the sleeves.

    • Michael Telles

      This is a really great outfit, but it is just everything from the shoulders and above that is so underwhelming. I’m really bored by this minimal, slick back look because majority of the time it looks like the person is during the middle of the stages of depression.

    • Jessica Rowe

      In. I like it!

    • jw_ny


      Points for taking a risk!  I like the dress for the most part, however I hate the zipper as well as the blue panel at the abdomen.  If that panel had been a gradual transition from orange to yellow or if the entire strip were just one of the 3 colors, it’d been a vast improvement.  Shoes, hair and makeup all look fine to me.   I don’t mind the sleeve, but want to adjust her right shoulder.

      • Alisa Rivera

        I hate the blue panel too! So much that I think it tips it into an OUT for me, even though I like most of the other elements.

    • NDC_IPCentral

      IN.  I agree that the zipper is a misstep.  I also agree with the comments of others that the fit on the shoulders is poor.  Hmmm, with those two qualifications I guess this is a qualified ‘in.’

    • Laura Toepfer

      IN! I like it and think the pastels suit her coloring. I too would take out the zipper. 

    • NurseEllen

      Wow, for a minute I thought that it was a VEIN running up her right arm in the 3rd photo…….then I looked again & realized it must be a very odd shadow.

      I’m giving her an IN for trying, although the dress has numerous faults, as you pointed out.  That zipper really brings down the dress in a big way.  Wish you had posted a closeup of the shoes!

    • momogus

      I like how it looks in the full-length photos rather than the ones that show the details. I like her hair. A mild IN.

    • Brian @ PWYJudges

      I’m going to do Miss Taylor a solid and give her an IN on this one. Love this dress… I think the hair and makeup are letting the look down.

    • twocee

      I say IN.  It’s a hard dress to pull off and she’s doing it.

      Although I really wish someone had yanked those little cap sleeves down before the pictures started.  The right one is making my OCD twitch.

    • fiestyfashionfem

      Love the dress – make up and hair – not so much.  But, still an “In”

    • sweetestsith

      Eh, I like the dress on the model, but the fit of the bust & the shoulders make it look like she’s wearing a little girls dress that happens to fit in length and width. A better fit through the shoulders and an updo would have helped quite a bit. 

    • Anathema_Device

      In. I hear your points, but I still like this dress and think she is working it. Agree on the makeup washing her out, but I can understand the desire to not look too garish with that dress. She took the exact opposite approach Kelly Osborne did in that last post.

    • funkypeanut

      Why is she wearing my grandma’s afghan? Out.

    • Anya

      In, I kinda love it. 

    • MilaXX

      There’s no follow through. Hair and makeup are far too bland as are the shoe and jewelry. I’d really like the dress, but it can’t do all the heavy lifting. OUT

    • Sobaika Mirza

      In for effort. She looks pretty exhausted though. Such a colorful dress would have been better served by a smile and stronger hair and makeup.

    • Mary Weber

      Totally an IN, but I don’t like how the right sleeve is bunching up.

    • Patrick Cleary

      I think it’s gorgeous and colorful. Y’all aren’t very adventurous when it comes to fashion, for all that you say you like people taking chances. It’s a very narrow scope, which I understand on the RC, but still, MORE COLOR! MORE WACKINESS! As Santino once said, “It’s just fashion!!!”

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    • JMansm

      Absolutely love it. I don’t know who this woman is but I agree the zipper is really incongruous and her hair should be way cuter. 

    • Kristen W

      I feel like I’m blind and not seeing something that makes this dress attractive. Because all I see is ill-fitting floral veins of fug.

      Emphatic OUT.

    • Caitlin

      Out, I think the zipper kills it. I can live with the shoes, and everything else really. The zipper just kind of ruins it all.

      • Caitlin

        Ha I just realized this is what everyone has been saying. Should have read some other comments first.

        But still out.

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      OUT.  The dress is visually too busy.  Had he stuck with one or 2 colors, it would have been brilliant.  Plus, she has clear plastic on her shoes and I don’t care who makes them or what they look like.  Clear plastic only makes me think of stripper shoes. 

    • RebeccaKW

      Poor thing.  This is not her dress.  The top doesn’t fit-I wonder if her arms were numb by the end of this thing from the blood flow being cut off.  I really like the dress on the model, but I hate that zipper.  I also don’t like the shoes and she made little to no effort with hair and makeup.  I’ve gotta go with Out.

    • sagecreek

      Maybe if the colors looked as vibrant as they did on the runway, but it’s just washed out and busy. OUT.

    • VeryClaire

      IN for the colors and being different but I agree a few less elements could have made this dress actually pretty instead of “interesting”. 

    • formerlyAnon

      In. But I’m a bit ambivalent mostly because of the sleeves. And I agree about the makeup.

      I don’t actually LIKE the zipper, but I have come to accept that prominent zippers which I find unnecessary, excessive, and/or ugly are actually o.k. and have recently been in style for what seems like forever. Don’t confuse me now by trying to teach me that even prominent & ugly zippers are subject to some rules of balance and proportion.

    • snarkmeister

      OUT.  The sleeves need to go and she needs stronger makeup to keep from being swallowed up by that dress.  And I’d go with a sleek ponytail rather than the lank locks she’s sporting.  The dress is wearing her, not the other way ’round.  

    • Caitlin

      It’s either IN or OUT, people!

      You can’t be in “But.” As in, In, but remove the zipper…No!
      If there’s something wrong it’s OUT.

    • Judy_S

      I’ll give her an IN.  I don’t like the dress itself much but I think it is working for her as a red carpet look, with the quiet styling. She seems to be in control of the craziness, so that you look at the dress but you actually see *her.*

    • Reneesance

      In!  But I’d have had my assistant zhush the shoulders before I got onto the red carpet.  I think they’re just a smidge too small on her.  Otherwise I think it’s a pretty great and interesting choice.  

    • Caitlin

      Out. Zipper makes it out. 

    • SewingSiren

      Hmm… It’s a multi ombre heavy lace wetsuit of a cocktail dress. Differentish. Not something I would pick out. An unenthusiastic in from me.

    • Kathryn

      J’adore!  IN!

    • Paula Pertile

      Art school fashion design student project (but to fair, the kid who got an A+). Its weird.
      Those sleeves are making my eyes itch. 

    • KateMaryC

      I feel like the problem is that although the dress is fabulous, she doesn’t have enough of her own look to pull it off. She’s beautiful but she’s forgettable. So the dress is completely hiding her appearance because we’re looking at it, not her. Put it on Claire Danes and it would be in.

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      IN. I wouldn’t change a thing. I love this dress. Chic as hell. She looks great. I think the shoes are perfect. Love it.

    • Annabelle Archer

      I think her sour face is the main offender here.  A smile and some sparkle in the personality could help sell this dress and keep you focused on her face, not the dress.

    • Yosa Addiss

      Hmm, I think if you are going to make a crazy-bold choice, that the outfit should fit you.  Those shoulders are too small on her, sad to say.  

    • Brittany Johnstone

      It doesn’t make sense but I really like it! What? IN!

    • Lynsey M.

      In.  But get that zipper outta there!

    • CharCrop

      IN…it’s a pretty and unusual  dress! We expect pretty and unusual on the RC.

    • golden_valley

      In.  I didn’t notice the zipper until the closeup shot so it doesn’t ruin the dress for me.  I think she looks better in the dress than the model does.  The fabric (?!?) gives really interesting texture and visual.

    • Sara Munoz

      I would have never guessed that she is a fresh, new starlet at the premiere of her romance movie.

      That means OUT.

    • Trevor Burroughs

      Sorry, T Lo, but she’s very IN!

    • Deborah Lipp

      In. I really love it. It’s crazy and pretty at the same time and most dresses are either one or the other (or neither).

    • Dave

      “All boring dresses are alike; each interesting dress is interesing in its own way.”  The zipper is the orphan in this look – take it off and send it to some boring dress where it belongs, and then you have an unreserved IN.  As shown here, it’s a reserved IN.  And that right sleeve is making my entire right side twitch.

    • Whimsique

      IN! But that’s despite the zipper. If I hold my finger over the zipper, I think the dress looks fabulous. 

    • Mars Tokyo

      I think it’s a cool look, except for the sleeves. And the shoes are spot on!

    • bluefish

      IN.  Beautiful dress.

    • tallgirl1204

      A dark lining would make the difference.  In, anyway. 

    • mom2ab

      Love the dress (even though the sleeves do look a little wonky on her) and love the shoes.  Girl needs to take a nap, wash her hair and put on some makeup. Not sure if that is an in or out…

    • Aly Light

      Perfect shoes, interesting dress, simple styling. IN.

    • mrssage

      In. I think this dress is really cool and I liked that she kept it simple with hair and makeup and accesories.

    • marilyn

      In.  It seems a little informal for a premiere, but a lot of that is going on this season.  She looks refreshingly everything compared to Kelly Osbourne’s attempt at t a freak show.

    • Julie Chase

      In-but her hair is terrible.

      • halleygee

        Agree, I couldn’t get past that awful hair.

    • Christopher Lally

      Fellas. I bet this looks better than it photographs and the understated makup goes well with the overstated outfit. Shoes are super. In. In. In.

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    • Dagney

      IN!  She looks stunning.  The styling is on point.

    • Heron

      Love it.  But i wish she had unzipped the 
      zipper a little. 

    • SapphoPoet

      IN! I’d leave the colors and subtract the zipper. 

    • Pannyx

      In. Although I agree with most that the zipper needs to go. I would also suggest putting her hair up for a dress like this.

    • AlexisPayne

      It’s a gorgeous dress, but it’s wearing her. Out.

    • kimmeister

      Her clutch is credited, but I don’t see it.  Have I gone blind?

      I have to give her a reluctant out. We broad-shouldered gals CANNOT pull off cap sleeves.  Plus, the zipper and the weird black piping on the shoulder seams are ugly.

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I kind of dig the dress, although I agree that the sleeves need to be different and that gigantic zipper needs to go.
      Don’t really like the transparent plastic shoes either. I’m not getting why it was too much of a bother for her to wash her hair before appearing in front of people in a designer dress.   

    • CheriCPat

      I would turn the zipper into an unfastened placket, and I agree that the shoes, while great, aren’t the best for this dress.  That being said, the dress is beautiful, and it looks good on her.  In.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      At first look – IN.  But this is one where you look too long any any of it and it starts to go wrong for all the reasons everyone is citing.  But, I liked it on first glance – and I’m going to stick with it.  IN.

    • Joyce VG

      The zipper is unforgivable.  OUT 

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      OUT – She is a really pretty lady and all I can see in this picture is the dress. 

    • Michael_Jones

      I’ll give it an “IN,” but I’ll echo everyone else who HATES the zipper…

    • Tadiana

      I really like the idea of this dress but in the end, too many elements I don’t like (extra colors, zipper, unattractive sleeves) tip me into the OUT column.

    • A Shiny O’Connor

      The zip HURTS, as does the celtic-ness of the couture web, but damn it, she looks interesting. I’ll give her an IN for not wearing massive klunkers south of the ankles.

    • MinAgain

      If the central panel of the sheath had been one color, this would have been stunning.  The color story is too complicated, and it draws too much attention to her ladyparts.

    • Spicytomato1

      IN for overall effect. I agree that there’s just too much going on. That zipper! Could it be any clunkier? 

      But definitely props to this celeb I don’t know for taking a risk.

    • Francesca Lagmay

      She looks fabulous. IN 

    • Julie Fountain

      The shoulders don’t fit her properly – compare it to the shoulders on the model.  But I think it’s a pretty fierce dress and I like the shoes.  I’m giving her an IN.

    • guest2visits

      Oh no. looks like Joshua from season 9 got a hold of the top of this dress. And thats not good.
      Designed differently, without the piping and the zipper; this fabric might have had a chance.
      I think the hair and make-up were fine; she’s pretty, the dress isn’t.

    • lesmaha

      In–i kind of like it, even thought it feels a little wrong.

    • Gabriella M

      IN. But my caveat is not that she needs to remove the zipper but rather to just… unzip it. I feel like the shoulders would sit better and she’d look a little fresher and more comfortable.

    • Sonja Brisson

      She’s lovely and so is the dress. The problem is that it doesn’t fit her at the shoulder…fit is everything!

    • Derek_anny

      IN.  I love the persian-baroque fabric, and like the random colors.

    • Sarah Winningham

      The bodice is squashing her boobs, automatic OUT.

    • Sage Andersen

      IN–for the risk-taking and generally looking lovely, but the zipper makes the dress look a little like a colorful wetsuit.

    • IAmJ

      Pretty ballsy of her to try a dress like that. I’m digging the odd zipper, too. I just hate the sleeves, but it’s an IN for me.

    • MzzPants

      I think it’s a great look.  The shoes work, the hair and makeup are polished.  IN.

    • butterflysunita

      IN.  I like seeing dresses that are so colorful and vibrant in spring.  And I think she looks lovely. 

    • Me Again

      IN.  I would remove the zipper, too.  But what a bold choice!

    • lordandtaylor

      Great dress. Zipper is a bit iffy. Love the shoes on the model, but not the shoes on Taylor. makeup and hiar could be a bit more fabulous. The dress says “red carpet”, but the hair and makeup say “going to the mall.”

    • Gara St. James

      In. I think the shoes work well with the dress, they’re interesting but don’t compete with the dress. Should have pulled her hair back into a ponytail, probably.

    • Theatrechick73

      IN. All the way.  Love that dress to no end!!  And she is rockin’ it.

    • j_anson

      IN. It’s attention-getting, but not more so than some dresses you’ve approved in the past, and I like the look overall.

    • Liana Brooks

      I want to hate it, but I kind of love it. IN

    • sleah_in_norcal

      wow, that is one confusing dress.  but i think i love it!  would love it more without that honking zipper.  good choice of shoes. IN! a little lipstick would help.

    • veronkimo

      Y’all are crazy! The dress is fabulous! She looks fabulous in it. If she fixed the shoulder on the right, it might not look so small and lop-sided. Definitely IN!!!!!

    • giiiirrrr

      That vertical yellow patch at the bottom makes me think she peed herself.  I guess that’s an automatic out.

    • Merneith

      OUT. And I blame the dress. I like the close up of this dress a lot, when you can focus on the details, but from way back, it’s muddy and distracting. Especially in the side view. It ends up doing unflattering things to the wearer. It’s sort of a reverse-monet.  Also, agree that the styling is all wrong.

    • TSkot

      This dress can’t make its mind up as to what it wants to be.  OUT

    • StrandedFashionista

      In. The color suits her and I don’t mind the sleeves. 

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      PP, there, has problems w/ the details, doesnt he? cos, boy, those sleeves are hideous. & he always always gets the linings wrong. & dresses like his need linings, no question. even if you wanna do the business of being so so risqué, all that detail is too distracting. people will hardly see yr nipples even if you want them to. desperately.

      but this person doesnt want that. she just wants to wear an interesting dress. i will give her that she did do that. & i dont mind the zipper, myself, & i actually like the piping. the shoes are all wrong for the dress. i see where she’s coming from in trying to match the pattern’s ins & outs, if you will, but the shoes are aging, too old for the dress. cant stand the makeup. but you know, i think, i will say the pluses outweigh the minuses so put me down in the yes column. it isnt that bad, after all.

      edited to add:
      then again, he couldve made the zipper look like it wasnt just stuck on top there w/ basting pins. but that isnt her fault…..

    • Nariya

      In. The hair’s no good, but I think the risk is working.

    • oohsparkley!


    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Exactly what you boys said. Out.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Out – the capped sleeves work on the model but not on the, [hmmm I’ve no idea who this lady is] actress?

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Hair is too flat, makeup too subdued, the dress is crazytown.  OUT.

    • amanda lynn

      i dig it.  IN

    • Larkin21

      I actually like the shoes with this dress and there’s a lot I like about the dress. I don’t like the zipper, though, or the sleeves. I’ll give her an IN but just barely.

    • altalinda

      I was about to give this an “in” until I realized that the shoulders look small because they don’t fit her; the designer didn’t design those for someone who works out as much as she evidently does.  So, out.

      • TieDye64

        Yep, the fit at the shoulders is way off. OUT

    • Sarah Veenstra

      In. and sidenote – is it just me, or does she look (facially, at least) like she could pass for Katy Perry’s blonde cousin?

    • Sorana Tarmu

       OUT, agree with all the critiques. She looks like she’s wearing a rit dyed dress inside out. Also the dress looks too cocktail for the red carpet.

    • Cassie L

      OUT. Off the runway, almost any light is going to take away from Pilotto’s intended bold colors. That, or Schilling got the crappiest dye lot ever. Couple the already-blander-than-it-should-be dress with Schilling’s bland blondeness and it’s just not a great fit.

    • BrightsideSusan

      I agree on the sleeve and the zipper but I am saying in to keep the color coming.

    • pookiesmom

      I think she looks fabulous! IN!!

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      IN!  Agree about the sleeves tho.

    • golspie

      That would be a cute frock without the yellow epaulets.

    • Aaminah Khan

      I don’t like the hair and makeup, but I really love the rest. She puts me in mind of a selection of different flavoured sorbets, so cool and refreshing.

    • demidaemon

      Hate the shoulders, hate the zipper. Appreciate the risk-taking and the bold colors and I think the shoe choice was smart, considering everything going on in the dress. So IN, I think.

    • Barbora

      for me its IN!

    • Cassie

      IN. I think she looks pretty great, despite some minor quibbles.

    • Jonathan

      IN IN IN.  And I don’t se a thing wrong with it — including the sleeves.  I wish I had a shirt made out of that fabric!

    • CMS

      She looks almost as sad as the runway model.  But I do love the dress (however with an interest in seeing a version that keeps the coral all the way down the front).

    • girliecue

      Those sleeves were not designed for the female human body. That is all I trust myself to say. 

    • 3rdsister

      In — like an illustration from the Book of Kells on acid.  Cool!

    • Shawn EH

      IN! Weird but classy.

    • Eovaai

      OUT. Just too much going on here.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      IN. I like it a lot.

    • GTrain

      Interesting… but ugly, so… IN?

    • Snailstsichr

      I like the idea of it, but not the reality. And she let the dress do all the heavy lifting. Tsk, tsk. You are wearing a “look at me” dress and you can’t do something with your hair?? The designer worked a lot harder than you did, Miss Schilling.

    • Jangle57

      From a distance, IN.  Up close, OUT.  And since I really hate the zipper and sleeves, the winner is OUT.

    • Julianne Mullikin

      In!!  But I do have problems with the zipper and the piping 

    • alyce1213

      IN!!   I like this crazy little dress.  It suits her perfectly.

    • ccm800

      IN – I gotta go IN, although you fellas are right about one less color or something. But still well IN

    • Tom Markiewicz

      IN! i think the overall look works, she was smart to keep her make-up and hair simple.

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    • bellafigura1

      It’s nearly impossible to critique the fashion.  This person (I have no idea who she is) looks exhausted and disengaged.  She’s ruining the clothes and shoes.

    • Ally Monge

      IN minus the zipper and shoes. I love the pattern, colors and materials.

    • anasmomma

      Out, Out, Out…Pullll-iceeeee…the blue coloring around the waist, yack…and the zipper and the cap sleeves…wow, there is a lot going on, yikers!

    • DCSheehan

      In. Even okay with the zipper. Props to her for something different that isn’t just ‘slutty different’. She looks gorge.

    • FlamingJune1967

      Out.  I hate everything about it.  Well, I do like her earrings.

    • Louise Bryan

      In.  It’s a pretty cool dress, and I can’t imagine most women could wear it, but I like it on Ms. Schilling.

    • Sophie Collier

      IN, but not an enthusiastic IN.  Just a “You don’t look awful” IN.

    • SatelliteAlice

      Out.  I HATE the zipper.  HATE!

    • NJPaganelli

      IN. I wish it was a zipper with less garish teeth. The solid vertical line keeps the different-colored, horizontal stripe in check.

    • Rachel Lee

      IN! I actually like the shoes with the dress, and I like the dress. I think it’s eye-catching and unique.  But I’d take away the zipper and I wished the sleeves fit her better. 

    • Ethan Barclay-Ennew

      Out! love the dress, hate the accessories and the just been swimming hair and makeup.

    • another_laura

      In, and it’s the zipper that’s the problem for me.

    • Samantha Irene

      IN – though I would have gone with some heavier make up. I think that up close everything works – – but at a distance things fall apart a little. IT would be more cohesive to have a bit more going on on her face. So that not everything eye grabbing was DRESS

    • Amy Ennis

      In. I like it. 

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      In but she needs to wash her hair.

    • Melinda Morrow

      In.  I pretty much love this, and approve of the simple hair.

    • Andrea Lane

      I don’t know…I kind of like it. In.

    • Susan Crawford

      IN. I think she looks modern and chic. It’s not for everyone, but she can WERQ this quirky look.

    • Mathilde

      That zipper is horrible. And otherwise, I don’t see where thi dress is going. The colors are pretty but it seems they’re melting. Also, tha navy panel isn’t doing hrer any favour and she now looks like a brick. OUT

    • Rrroza

      IN. I like it all. Fresh and very very unexpected. I like the sleeves on the model but they’re all bunched up on TS.

    • Anne Lucchesi

      Out. Put it on Diane Kruger or Zoe Saldana and we’re fine. Or even La Blanchett. This lady isn’t THERE enough for this dress.

    • bailey debruynkops

      in but where is the aforementioned clutch by hunting season

    • Willis Cramer Kliefoth

      OUT. She looks terrible head to toe. 

    • OneTwoThreeFashion

      i like it

    • Gabriella M

      I think it’s the reflection of the flashes of the camera on the condensation inside of the shoes (foot sweat is an unfortunate but very likely side-effect of wearing plastic, non-breathable shoes). From other angles it’s less bright white. But you’re right, they are big on her. But no tissue paper. 

      • MissAnnieRN

        Check the pIcs @ Lainey’s post. There is a sh*t ton of tissue in there!

        • Gabriella M

          Look at the view from the back in that post (which I did look at). Not tissue. Reflected glare on humidity condensing on the inside of the shoe.
          If she had put tissue in, I would hope that the shoes wouldn’t still gap so much in the back.