In or Out: Ellie Kemper in Naeem Khan

Posted on May 04, 2012

It seems the lady stars are tending toward the complicated dresses lately. We just got finished telling January Jones she was wearing the wrong dress for her when this popped up in our view:

Ellie Kemper attends the Naeem Khan Private Dinner at the Chateau Marmont in LA wearing a dress by the designer paired with an Ela M.I.L.C.K. clutch.

Naeem Khan Fall 2012 Collection

Ela M.I.L.C.K. clutch

And you know how it is. When one star does something, it’s a quirk; when two stars do it, it’s a trend.

We like this on her quite a bit. It’s obviously not lacking in visual interest and the little pops of bling bump up the glam factor.

Oh Jesus Christ. We’ve been doing this too long if we can type something like “the little pops of bling bump up the glam factor” without tongues firmly in cheeks. We’ve become Sassy magazine editors inadvertently.

Anyway, the dress. It’s cute. The pattern gets a little weird around the hips and lady area in a not particularly flattering way, but we like the way this dress combines a certain sort of crudeness with modern sophistication. It’s eye-catching and interesting. And who doesn’t want that if they know their picture’s getting taken?

 

Vote Now!

 

IN! Glamorous and unique!

 

OUT! Too distracting. And shouldn’t she put some effort into the hair and makeup?

 

The Precious Unborn Fawns were quite taken with Scar Jo’s pattern-mixing getup, voting it IN.

 

[Photo Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images, elle.comelabyela.com]

    • fungstyle

      IN but girlfriend could have used some color on her face. 

      • Jill_3

         Agree with that. IN.

      • StrandedFashionista

        Agreed. I’d also suggest an updo, like on the model. I at first didn’t like the dress- but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. IN.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

        What they said. In.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=746098172 Leigh Anne Statton

        Also agree with both the hair & make up suggestions.  The hair being down distracted from the structural elements of the dress, which are fab. IN!

      • Samantha Irene

        100% Agree.

    • RzYoung

      I really like this. IN

    • Lizoo

      I want the whole skirt situation to shift up about two or three inches, but otherwise I like it.

      • bookish

        My thoughts exactly. Still an IN, but I don’t care for how low the skirt starts.

      • http://twitter.com/BMoke28 Bernadette Moke

        Yes, either shift it up two or three inches, or continue the body hugging silhouette to the knee. The pleats push this dress overboard. Love it from the waist up though!

        • Maggie Muellner

          Yes. I love it until it gets to the skirt – the gathers/pleats look doughy hitting just below the curve of the hip like that. And yes, even on the model. A smooth transition to the flirty skirt would be much more flattering, like a trumpet shape or gored. I think the length would have been OK then

      • Judy_S

        I give it an OUT for that reason. It is such a promising dress that you’d think they could get it right.  At first I thought it had to do with her height but it looks odd on the model, too.

    • lrhoff

      No working for me….way too stiff, and it reminds me of a cement block wall that’s been decorated.

      • Louise Bryan

        I was just thinking it looks like she’s wearing a building.  Not a dress referencing a building, but a real building.

        I give it an Out, but it’s not her fault; it’s all on the dress.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      In – but her makeup + the coloring make her look a bit washed out.

      • SassieCassy

        Exactly Im actually kind of surprised she is pulling off a gray toned dress as well as she is.

    • BazoDee

      OUT -the dress is wearing her -the proportions are off. I don’t think she has enough whatever it is to pull this off. (She gets an A- for effort though)

      • lesmaha

        Thanks for putting your finger on what’s wrong–I do think it’s the proportions. I’m with you on the OUT.

      • AlexisPayne

        Ditto! Out but excellent try!

    • YourLibrarian

      Out. The dress is unflattering, and her makeup is making her look sickly. Love the clutch, though!

    • HobbitGirl

      It’s like Wilma Flintstone’s fashionable city cousin’s dress.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_64HSRZWCSJ5RBFGCWDLFQOICYM G

      Love his “Michelle Obama” clothes.  Hate this.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LI35AZLWSZEYRDZ4PUCBHUCZUI Jonathan

      Its a very pretty dress but it quite obviously has a penis like structure moving up towards her face. Am I the only one seeing this ?

      • Sobaika Mirza

        And now I can’t unsee it. Today has been a great day for optical illusions via fashion.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Now that you mention it,….yup.

    • lunulaoblongata

      I love the stained glass dress. She is not the kinda girl it was designed for. Out.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Tiffany lamps are cool… as lamps.  OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/TheSnickleboom Snickleboom

      I want to slide a pizza into her and cook it.

    • JasmineAM

      I like it

    • http://www.facebook.com/sheridan.coffey Sheridan Coffey

      In! I absolutely love it. I do agree that she needs a bit more color on her face.

    • twocee

      I think this is another case of girl, this is not your dress.  She just doesn’t look like she’s owning it.  The dress itself is an In.

    • http://twitter.com/bredalot Bridget Smith

      I want it to be a pencil skirt, and then I’d love it unreservedly. Still, IN.

    • http://twitter.com/ParrotTalkBack Ana R.

      IN, though I wish it didn’t have that flounce at the bottom. If it was a pencil skirt type thing, it would look so much better!

    • Monabel

      Church architecture. Not a good thing.

    • belfebe

      OUT.  I love the dress, but not on her.  To me, this is a case of “Girl, this is not your dress.”

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=745465637 Nellie Wilson

        I so agree. This dress is wearing her. It’s definitely not her dress. OUT.

    • girliecue

      I like it. Yes, it’s busy but the patterns and jewel detail make sense visually, and Ellie is so adorable it’s hard to give her an Out. The makeup is doing her no favors, but she’s IN.

    • Anathema_Device

      I think I want to like this more than I actually like it. It is a cool design, but not particularly flattering to her. The neckline and the dropwaist look a little awkward on her. So, I guess I vote Out, but just barely.

    • colleenjanel

      I love it, but she needs some damn lip color.
       

    • karena10

      Out.  The dress is too distracting and complicated and not in a flattering way.  Dresses with busy patterns are not necessarily a bad thing, but this pattern does not flatter a woman’s figure.  It doesn’t matter what her hair, make-up or accessories look like – the dress grabs all the attention.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/toodleskitty79?feature=guide AWS

      The dress looks like a Juarez, Mexico, seedy motel bathroom floor tile pattern.   OUT

      • Jean Albus

        I like the dress. It’s like a brick shit house.

    • Rebecca Johnson

      It’s very urban cathedral. I don’t dislike the dress, but she needed to put the work in elsewhere (hair, makeup) to pull this off. The dress is wearing her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-McIlrath/673340132 Heather McIlrath

      In! simply because i think that dress is gorg! the hair and other detailing is a bit weird to me, though. whoever did the photography at this event needs to be fired immediately. these shots are terribly unflattering due to lighting and angles.

    • Sara__B

      The print is strange and full of hidden pictures, and the silhouette is unflattering. Her hair and makeup are underdone. A big OUT for me!

    • Jecca2244

      i think this dress would have looked better if the skirt part was straight and slightly body hugging. slightly. 

    • lordandtaylor

      EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! A little too Mortica Addams in my book. I think she looks stubby.

    • dress_up_doll

      It’s a very interesting dress, but this is one of the rare occasions where I actually like it on the model rather than the lady star. This dress calls for a simple upswept do, bare neckline, interesting earrings and awesome purse. LOVE that clutch!

    • http://twitter.com/arodenha Alli

      She looked so cute from the waist up, but that dress is not doing any favors to her lower half. OUT. Sorry girl.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      As solid in for me. I love the whole look.

    • Judy_J

      OUT.  That dress is interesting, but does wonky things to her figure.  The patterns are competing with each other.

    • http://teabagsinfusion.blogspot.com/ Laura Toepfer

      Nope.  Out.  Sorry.

    • marilyn

      Out.  It is fine until the skirt.  The odd pattern in the lady part area is passable. The flouncy ruffled skirt makes the rest bad.  If it had been a straight skirt, long or short, it would have been fine.  The fabric is very busy, but okay because it has sparkle and 2 colors worked into an intricate pattern.  And the colors are subdued.  That makes you focus on the pattern.  Simple structure in the dress would have been fine.  But adding ‘interest’ in the structure makes it too busy.  Where is the eye supposed to go?  The overall effect is dowdy, which goes with her hair and makeup.

    • janetjb

      Out.
      Too many “little” things to change before this even okay.

    • http://twitter.com/rinceya Rincey

      In. It’s not perfect, but it is a cute dress and she is making it work. 

    • SpcilK

      Flippin love it -IN. She pulls it off nicely 

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      IN. I like it. I’d wear it. The end.

    • Beardslee

      In because it’s so interesting  and I like the color on her.

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

      At first glance I liked it, and I think it looks way better on her than on the model, but the more I look at it the more skeptical I become. The pattern looks like its stitched on felt. And what a pattern, ribs, a penis, cobblestone streets, it’s all too heavy and too much. Agree with the comments that it would have been better without the flounce but still there’s something crafty about this dress and it now reminds me of one the Project Runway entries that I think won. All in all, I have to go with OUT.

    • mjude

      IN

    • almondemy

      IN. The difference is that 1) this looks adorable and funky and b) I like Ellie Kemper.   I am not proud of my bias.

    • Ozski

      I think the skirt throws it off, wish it was a simpler hem. I envy her remarkable hair though!!!

    • Jessica Rowe

      IN I dig it. I want it.  She’s rockin it.

    • jennifervney

      IN!!

    • sweetestsith

      I think I love it, but would need a straight on angle to be sure. The one full length is really throwing off her proportions. I do require better shoes, something a little more solid and dark. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

      Take off that horrendous skirt and extend it to a sheath just above the knees.  Then it’s an IN.

      But as is: OUT.

    • MilaXX

      IN. I’ll admit the flounder at the bottom is a little odd, but I like this on her and hair/makeup look good.

    • MoreShoes

      Out

    • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

      It reminds me of a medieval cathedral, so IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

      She’s a stained glass window that someone forgot to stain.
      I like it!

    • http://twitter.com/nicolahearts nicole seligman

      IN! i love her hair and i think she’s rocking that drop waist surprisingly well, especially considering the pattern.

    • Vodeeodoe

      IN. That dress looks great on her; but I think her hair should be up and agree that she needs a little more color on her cute little pixie face. I never thought I would like a dress that is trying to look like a Tiffany lampshade, but sh*t happens.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      I like it, though I would have preferred it without the “little pops of bling.” Really like the bag too. IN.

    • http://twitter.com/DresswithAplomb Aplomb Pomilio

      IN.

    • deliadee

      Out, the dress is wrong for her.  Actually, I think the dress is wrong for anyone.  It’s an interesting idea but unflattering on her and on the model.  And she needs some color in her face.

    • RebeccaKW

      Out.  I’m not feeling this.  I WANT to like it.  But I don’t.  The fit seems off, too tight in the hips and it’s smooshing her boobs like a sports bra.  I think it needs to be hemmed.  I can’t really see the shoes, but I think I don’t like them. Makeup is nonexistent.

    • Onika K Morris-Alleyne

      She’s too short for this dress. OUT

    • NurseEllen

      This is an OUT but she gets points for trying…..if only she had fixed her hair, though.

      TLo et al, did you see the big story in the Friday section of the Wall St. Journal this morning?  All about costuming TV shows to convey points of character–how it’s become so important, how expensive it’s become, too.  I kept waiting for them to quote you somewhere but alas I was disappointed.  They should have!

    • ballerinawithagun

      In. The camera angle is throwing the proportions off but I love it. This is definitely the time for the perfectly coordinated shoes and bag.

    • Kayceed

      You know those DIY mosaic kits? That is the first thing that came to mind, so, out.

    • Isana Leshchinskaya

      IN but i would have liked to see some  mod makeup and an updo

    • 3rdsister

      In.  I even think it looks better on Ellie than the model.  I also agree that I would have preferred a different hair style for this look.

    • Joyce VG

      Definitely IN.  But crudeness is a frightening trend to me….

    • http://twitter.com/Rhubarbcherrypi Rachel

      In! Lady looks lovely!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

      In, but I think I’d like it better without the dropped waist.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      in.  i love the dress, although the color is bland.  and she definitely needs some lip color, at least.  at first i thought it was print fabric, but it looks like each of those symmetrical patches is individually appliqued.  expensive, i bet.

    • choco

      The neckline looks like its trying to eat her

    • samo_samo

      In…’cause it’s different and fits well.  She’s wearing the dress and not the other way around. I couldn’t help but think “art deco stained glass window”, but I still say IN.

    • ErmengardeGreen

      In: best she’s looked in a while. Like the shoes with it, actually. 

    • carolynmo

      Ooh, this is a fantastic dress. Definitely IN.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      What a weird dress. Not sure if I like it. She wears it as well as possible, though, and the clutch is fab. IN.

    • beebee10

      IN

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/GTG3A5BVL3JGIFT5M4MSPWYNCM Mathilde

      Super low skirt is too much for me : somewhat interesting on the  model, weird not in a good way on her. OUT. Patternwas nice though.

    • saanrio

      OUT.  This dress is too much.

    • granddelusion

      It’s too much. And the top/skirt combo looks weird.

    • EEKstl

      IN because she’s wearing it well but I’d have liked the dress a lot better if it were a slim silhouette all the way down, the skirt bothers me.  Okay, just have to dish: Ellie was back home in St. Louis a few weeks ago and she was at the next manicure table from me (this being a big deal as I am in St. Louis and not LA or NYC).  Super cute, nice and looks about 16 without makeup.

    • Elyse Klova

      This needed different hair and different makeup, but I like the dress. Still an out for me though.

    • funkypeanut

      She looks like a very sad stained glass window on a rainy day.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=561903133 Sage Andersen

      in.  my first thought was that she really looks lovely, despite a really weird dress.  congrats to her.  (who is she, again?)

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      IN, it’s different. And not slutty. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

      IN, but I absolutely agree with your comments about how it pulls a little bit oddly in the hip area.  Perfect assessment.

    • veronkimo

      I’m not feeling this. Her skin looks ghostly and pale. That color is not doing her any favors. Her make-up is not doing her any favors. I’m going to say OUT because she just looks really sick. Sorry, Hun!

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      OUT. I’d like the dress a lot if it didn’t have that weird dust ruffle on the bottom. But even without  the bottom flounce, I think it’s too much dress for this girl. 

    • ThaliaMenninger

      The dress that makes it wearer look like she’s being walled up in a tower stone by stone. That’s a NO for me. It looks awkward and uncomfortable and weird in all the wrong places.

    • http://twitter.com/connectinglines Me Again

      IN!  While certain details might not be flattering, the dress makes up for it by being striking.

    • ChristySchiff

      In.  Looks terrific.

    • butterflysunita

      I was on the fence with this one because I love the dress but she is so not carrying it off.  Yes, a bit more glamour with the hair and makeup would have helped.  Still, I say IN.  

    • bittykitty

      i love the dress! She absolutely needed to do something else with her hair and makeup to do justice to the dress. I don’t think an ankle-strap shoe was the way to go, either. Maybe this is what jj was trying to wear and she accidentally wore the eye roller-coaster instead.

    • altalinda

      Out.  I think that the way if flares at her thighs is unflattering.

    • Sunshine16

      If only that dress was a sheath, I’d be all over it.  As it is, meh.  I guess it’s an IN, if only because it’s unique

    • JackieOBlue

      I’ll give her an IN even though I am not loving the skirt on this dress.

    • Bozhi

      In.  And after going back and forth about it, I like the shoe choice.

    • amber_julene

      Death mask makeup,but otherwise: IN.

    • jw_ny

      IN

      That 1st shot she’s seriously distorted at her lower half, so I can’t tell for sure how bad the bottom portion really looks on her.  The close up shots from the flounce up actually look quite nice, although I don’t think this is a good color on her and she could use a bit more color on her lip.  I like the jewels and the pattern, think it all looks much better in person.

      Not sure about the shoes…leaning toward dislike.  

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      It’s great that she’s trying something a little different, but when that something says ‘sad crotch’ it’s an automatic OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I like it! IN from me. 

    • charlotte

      Wearing a castle doesn’t make you a princess.

    • lilazander

      IN, I love the pattern on the dress, but the length is weird. What is wring with the weird length these days? Not every gal can pull off the half-calf length, an I think it looks too overvhelming in this case. The rest is fine to me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

      In

    • http://twitter.com/mcterzakis Marianna

      In. 

    • Glammie

      Would like it a lot better if the foofy skirt weren’t happening and it were just a sheath, so two-thirds of an in, which I guess makes it an IN–sort of.

    • Lina_bee

      Dress IN. Hair and makeup OUT. I would love this if it were on someone else.

    • demidaemon

      I like everything but the skirt. I think with the pattern and bling, this could have benefitted from a simpler silhouette. Still, she looks 4/5s of the way good, so it’s an IN.

    • unbornfawn

      I like the dress. The fit is good. There is just something not working for me, is it too much dress for her or perhaps she doesn’t have the inner diva to pull this dress off. I can’t quite put my finger on it. Because I like the dress and it fits well I’m giving her an IN

    • ChiKat67

      IN.  The dress is so distracting (in a good way) that I don’t even mind the DYI makeup and matchy shoes.

    • http://twitter.com/amndad amanda lynn

      IN

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      IN. Great dress. I’m getting an early 1930’s vibe from it. Maybe a costume for “SHE” (who must be obeyed).
      But, dear, could you comb your hair.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

      Very definitely an IN. In fact, if her hair and makeup had a bit more polish, I would think it would be eligible for a WERQ.

    • http://twitter.com/Bloodisea Barbora

      IN

    • Jessi03

      OUT.  Not a dress for humans.  I don’t know what that’s supposed to do to her figure, but it’s not cute.  I DO think the dress itself is cute, though.  Hanger appeal?

    • TSkot

      Too much going on in that dress for anybody.  And yeah, her hair’s a mess.  OUT

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1155227497 Ganell Dunn

      OUT. Not her dress length at all. Love the silhouette.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1155227497 Ganell Dunn

      Also – the collar is doing strange things on her. On the model it’s almost a bateau. Hmmm. Big shoulders vs. small shoulders maybe?

    • Beth G

      In…  wish it had a different neckline.
       

    • harleydear

      In. And I like her new hair color.

    • lovelyivy

      OUT- I think that such a dramatic dress needed hair/accessories and makeup that matched. It could also just be a look that doesn’t suit her in particular- I think on someone who had more of a capital-P Presence this could have worked, but the looks overwhelms this nice lady.

    • benjamin478

      IN> Pretty damn stylish

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      were i someone who cried over other people’s clothing this dress would have that effect on me. it’s so doublefab but comes w/ so many issues that its fabulosity gets erased little by little by little by little as if it were–hmmmm….. who did that? went to someone like rauschenberg & erased his drawing? no, it was de kooning. but i still cant remember the name of the eraseur. anyway.

      the kitty teeth over the cat box [if you everlovin will] will soon become the only thing you see, chomping down, whence you have located them. they just dont go away.

      [not that theyre actually fangs. more like rocky horror. i dare you not to see that mouth now.]

      but & strangely equally: when you drop that stoopid hem to pre-knee length? destroys the line of the dress. & i liked this dress & i liked it a lot, even w/ its oystercracker size rhinestones & bits of bubbly bling that i would ordinarily hate. but between these two things [& more! i guarantee there is!] it’s just ruined in my tired eyes. so sad.

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      In, mostly because it’s her colors.

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      In, mostly because it’s her colors.

    • BobStPaul

      Horrible.  Out.

    • librarygrrl64

      IN! :-)

    • rawrgrowlrawr

      Her head looks HUGE.

    • http://twitter.com/Lily1129 Lily

      In, if only for the fact that this dress is incredibly visually interesting. It makes me want to look a second and third time. It’s also a good color for her.
      Coulda used better makeup, though.

    • tired_mommy

      IN–kind of reminiscent of a Tiffany’s lamp, but in. Especially since she’s at a dinner for the designer.

    • Bill Curtis

      Too much like the Chrysler Building dress that Roger DeBris wore in The Producers.

    • j_anson

      IN! Although I do think attempting to match her makeup to her dress when her dress was, ultimately, mold-colored was a mistake.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P2ANLRZ6YAVGONA36I2AQJYGI VicD

      OUT.  I’m pretty sure only Cate Blanchett could carry off this dress.

    • PeaceBang

      I love it from the waist up so much I’m going with IN. That dress is serving up Art Nouveau-inspired realness, and I think she’s carrying it off.

    • formerlyAnon

      It’s a close, close call but out. And I may be totally wrong, since in ordinary social intercourse one (or at least, this one) rarely steps back from a stationary person and considers their look uninfluenced by movement, facial expression and warmth of manner.

      I GREATLY like the dress, but since it does unfortunate things on both the real, if celebrity, woman and the idealized-for-the purpose-of-showing-off-clothing model, I could be wrong about that, as well.It just makes her proportions look off, and it’s not just in the hips and loins, it’s also up at that dreadfully high neckline whose highest point appears to be directly under her chin.

    • sleepycat

      a walking lizard dress OUT

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/K3O2QNXDJIU3AJINAGNJRYWDZ4 mrspotts66

      IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=22917995 Nicole Renee

      Wish the make-up was turned up more, but overall, IN. Love the clutch too, almost looks like ostrich from a glance.

    • kimmeister

      It looks better on her than the model, but it’s just not a good dress.  The semicircle on her hips ruins it.

    • SapphoPoet

      IN. Love it. But wear a touch of make up next time. 

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I wish we could get a decent picture of the dress that didn’t make her legs look so short.   As it is, I can’t tell if the length is flattering or not.

    • QuincyTKatz

      OUT – the dress is wearing her, not the other way ’round

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      IN! She looks great. I wouldn’t have thought she could pull off something so complicated but she’s working it.

    • CatherineRhodes

      OUT. Lipstick and some jewelery would have brought it in.

    • KELLEYKAT

      OUT.  Kind of a cool dress, but no effort on hair and makeup.  :-(  Also, the fit is pretty wonky on her, that side shot shows it seems to be smashing her girls down in an unflattering and probably uncomfortable way.  

    • newtonGOTbeaned

      IN. But she should give it to January Jones. 

    • kingderella

      uh what? OUT.

      i like the dress on the model, but its clearly not an easy one to pull off. i think kemper here is looking a little silly.

      maybe on someone with more ‘elfin’ features? kinda getting a middle earth vibe off the dress. hey, wasnt margaery on game of thrones wearing something like that last episode?

    • jcolli69

      Yea Ellie! You rock that fancy, complicated dress! I would’ve gone for more reddish/orange tones for makeup but, the overall look is fab :)

    • Jangle57

      The top half of the dress is fine but below the waist, it’s just a big old mess – OUT

    • bellafigura1

      Wow, exciting, I’m never in the minority!  OUT.  Horrible.  She looks like the Chrysler Building. And that clutch is awful.

    • Sophie Collier

      IN.  I really like the sort of weird Art Deco vibe it gives off.  Agree about the odd skirt bit but still, an IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Adams/1143985903 Sarah Adams

      It looks like a stained glass window that had all the class knocked out. 

    • quiltrx

      In, because I love the dress.  But it’s not HER dress.  You need some real shoulders to carry this dress.

    • guest2visits

      This only works a little on the model. But it’s strange and awkward looking on Ellie. I love her shoes.

    • Sweetvegan

      In. Not “IN!!!”  Just “in.”

    • ccm800

      O-U-T! Those are the craziest proportions and the graphic just adds to it. Looks like a chess rook on acid. HIDEOUS! 

    • crash1212

      Nope. Not working for me at all. OUT. Might’ve worked without that weird skirt and lord I HATE that clutch. Also don’t like the pale lip…now I’m all cranky.

    • DCSheehan

      In. She’s selling it.

    • pookiesmom

      She looks like a cobblestone sidewalk, and I don’t think that silhouette (particularly the poofy bottom that starts at mid-thigh) is flattering on ANYONE. That said, I think she actually looks better in the dress than the model…

      But that’s not saying much. OUT.

    • fashionablylate

      IN, it’s a cool dress and it looks better on her than on the model.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tom.r.markiewicz Tom Markiewicz

      this would’ve been a knockout if that ruffle was more body-conscious. but then the dress also would’ve been more mainstream and seen before. still, IN.

    • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

      Oh, gurrrrrl, no. That neckline is elegant on the model, but with loose hair obscuring it, it just becomes frumpy. And it’s not just doing weird things to her waist – it’s making her entire torso and arms look disproportionate.

      OUT. Good on her for trying, though.

    • Lisa

      Noooo, no no no no.  OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/anibellee Lynsey M.

      In.

    • Tamara Hogan

      The dress looks better on her than on the runway model. IN. A pop of color on the lips would have gone a long way.

    • TieDye64

      I dunno. I just find the dress a bit ugly, so I’d have to give this an OUT. And what is with the corpse makeup?

    • GTrain

      OUT

    • LambeeBaby

      In! I think it has an art deco feel. Very cool.

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      IN!

    • http://twitter.com/Eovaai Eovaai

      IN. It’s interesting in a  good way.

    • bitterk

      IN.  Nothing wrong with intricate designs if done well.

    • PrunellaV

      Her waist looks about 4 feet long. OUT.

    • RutGot

      In because I really like dress but it is wearing her a bit too much for comfort.

    • Char Crop

      OUT! Looks like part of the inside of the Taj Mahal!

    • Aly Light

      IN

    • OneTwoThreeFashion

      I actualy like it a lot! Very interesting dress. It woudl have been best if she had her hair up though. 

    • Malinda Nevitt

      I like this. In!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=517890557 Willis Cramer Kliefoth

      I’m torn. It is surprising that this works at all, and she definitely looks a lot better than I’ve seen her in other pictures, but its still unflattering in a lot of ways. I like the color, embellishments, and neckline on her, but from the waist down it is kind of a mess. It’s just so heavy and stiff and it doesn’t look like she can move. I have to say OUT because it still seems like the dress is wearing her. 

    • CheriCPat

      Out.  Great dress, doesn’t fit her.  She forgot she has hair.  The clutch is too heavy.  Love the shoes.

    • http://handsfullofyarn.wordpress.com/ Nicole

      In!

    • http://twitter.com/TheSpankyBlog McSpanky

      Out. She looks like a faux Tiffany lampshade.

    • LilyPad

      IN! I love the neckline and hem on her, and the pattern is very unique and flattering. I think the detail through the torso accentuates the waist. This is one of those rare dresses that manages to be sophisticated, edgy, and lady-like all at once.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_26QG22FL4HVT7ZA46F4EE4UEXY amyw

      In, though I’m not a fan of the proportions of the skirt, I love the top. Love love.