In or Out: Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung

Posted on June 05, 2012

This is the kind of dress that we shouldn’t like but wind up doing so and we can’t figure out if it’s because the dress is truly spectacular or the wearer is working the hell out of it.

 

Zoe Saldana attends the 2012 CFDA Fashion Awards in a Prabal Gurung gown paired with Cartier Jewelry.

Prabal Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Zuzanna Bijoch

All that sheerness would normally have us shrieking “OUT!” but it’s all so elegantly done. We can’t stop looking at it. But we have to admit, the cuffs on the sleeves are distracting and look a little awkward. We like that she’s not sporting a belt but we think she looks a little odd without showier earrings. Her hairstyle is practically screaming for them. In fact, it strikes us as odd that the only noticeable jewelry are the cocktail rings, which makes the whole jewelry aspect of the outfit look a little unbalanced, if that makes any sense. All the visual weight is literally on her fingers. Kind of an odd choice. We would have recommended dangly earrings and possibly a pendant rather than cocktail rings.

Still, she cuts quite a figure, does she not?

Vote Now!

 

IN! She does!

 

OUT! She does NOT!

 

Lizzie Banks’ sci-fi jumpsuit look got an IN, to T Lo’s consternation.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty, elle.com]

 

    • Sobaika

      WOW.

      • Josephine E. Segura

         Can’t blame her- how does one compete!....FreeLancerJob.notlong.com

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katie-Heim/708520610 Katie Heim

      IN> That bitch is fierce.

      • AlexisPayne

        Well said and ditto, IN!

        • SRQkitten

          Third that one! Most definitely an IN!

          srq

      • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

        fierce is an understatement.

      • drdarke

        It’s one of those dresses, TLo – if the girl can wear it, it’s so IN.

        And Zoe Saldana – can totally wear that dress. It looks both classy and insanely sexy on her.

    • BazoDee

      IN. Inexplicably IN. 

      • MoHub

         IN. And I never thought I’d say that about a dress with that much sheer.

    • belfebe

      IN!!!!!!!!!  Oh, so IN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • twocee

      I have minor quibbles, but overall IN.

    • lovelyivy

      She can do no wrong with clothes. A friend’s fiance used to date Zoe Saldana and my friend haaaaaaaaates this woman with the fire of a thousand suns. Can’t blame her- how does one compete!

      • introspective

        ooh that must be horrible. i hate hearing about my husband’s (very celeb free) roster of exes, so I cant even imagine what your friend must feel like hearing about all this fierceness in her man’s past…

        • lovelyivy

           Yep. Her fiance is cool, and I think he is the only person who dislikes talking about Zoe Saldana more than she does lol.

    • judith traherne

      In, just for the fantastic waist. 
      But would’ve preferred to see that as a short sleeve.

      • http://www.facebook.com/theAccidentalHousewife Leah Elzinga

         I’m with you.  It would’ve been great if the sleeves had ended BEFORE the sheer.

      • EveEve

        I like the sheer part of the sleeve a lot, but would have shortened it, so the cuff started just below the elbow – then added a spectacular bracelet.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      OUT – I want to like it but it’s scroll-down-fugly. Rip the drapes off the bottom as this is a fierce (albeit short) dress. 

    • minnye

      Gorgeous, full stop. The jewelry simplicity  works for me.

    • http://www.filmsbyneptune.com/ Dani Colman

      Damn her and her fabulousness!  On literally anyone else we’d all be yelling about sheer crotch curtains, but Zoe looks…classy.  What witchcraft is this?

      • introspective

        exactly my thoughts. the model makes it look all frankenwhore. meanwhile zoe gets nothing but love from me in this. so to answer TLo’s question– *definitely* the wearer.

      • Libby Rhoman

        The dress is so unbelievably hideous, but she makes it work.  IN.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/rmccarthyjames RMJ12345

      Total IN, she is pulling that off. 

    • kelsita421

      Don’t love the dress, but girlfriend can’t be anything but IN! How does she do it??

    • Call me Bee

      IN!! Gorgeous!  Zoe Does make the look, which is the way it should be.  On someone else, this dress may be tacky.  On her–fierce!!

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      Amazingly, infinitely IN, though I agree she could use some more jewelry.

    • LuisaNL

      gorgeous! IN.

    • LongTall_Sally

      So IN, though dangly earrings would have made this a ridiculous in.

    • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

      That much sheer is virtually always kind of vulgar for a red-carpet situation, but she really looks stunning. I completely agree about the need for earrings though. Still, an easy IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=48905200 Tenille Clarke

      IN! Is this even a question?!

      • carolynmo

        Exactly. Pure fabulousosity!

    • crash1212

      I truly dislike this dress – quite a lot, but damn if she isn’t working it. I still have to go with OUT, for the reasons T Lo stated. Jewelry imbalance is HUGE here. Plus, those cuffs? Hideous dress would be made so much less hideous without them.

      • Celandine1

        I totally  agree with you. OUT because  the jewelry  (lack of) plus the hair and makeup all scream “pulling a Jolie” to me. The dress is doing the heavy lifting and it’s got to much going on with all the sheer covered cut outs and plunging neckline. 

    • Lina_bee

      IN. They’ve done the impossible and made sheer look genuinely classy instead of, you know, KLASSY.  I think the rings are intentional in order to focus the eye on the dress itself instead of the wearer.  Earrings would draw the eye to how amazingly gorgeous she is without necessarily showing the dress to best effect.  Granted, I think that most other people would look ridiculous in gowns with this much sheer material — and sheer skirt! — but for those who can make it work, this is fabulous.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      She is one of those rare women who can wear something like this and take it away from Slutlandia into Classietopia. WERQ!

      • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

         Slutlandia! Love it! Is that near Whoresville and Vulgartown?

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          Those are municipalities in Slutlandia, but Ho-Opolis is the capital city.

          • schadenfreudelicious

            just down the road from Skanksville….

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558631967 Ivona Foster

      The power of Zoe could not save this one, it’s just so shiny and sheer…. sleeves AND mid section AND cleavage AND leg curtain… the rings do throw the eye off…sorry, no

    • Judy_J

      I normally hate this type of dress, but damn…..she looks fantastic.  That is her dress….no one else could wear it this well.

    • http://twitter.com/Bloodisea Barbora

      IN – she is working the hell out of it!

    • M_E_S

      In because she’s Zoe effing Saldana.  She could wear a paper bag and be in

    • Nikko Viquiera

      In. What a bitch.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UQHEKG5EDX4T6NMARUC565TPQ Amy

      LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE.

    • j_anson

      IN. Should be a WERQ. The fact that sheer cut-outs are OFTEN tacky and unnecessary doesn’t mean they’re ALWAYS tacky and unnecessary.

    • Andrew Walker

      this woman can do no wrong. IN.

    • TieDye64

      I don’t know how she’s rocking this, but she is. IN. Though I’ll say the sleeves and, what appears to be makeup shading/contouring, are odd.

    • Jessi03

      IN!  She looks incredible.  I hate it on the model, though.  Behold the power of the Saldana.

    • MilaXX

      IN but I wish she had a warmer lip.

    • kingderella

      i detest mid-section cut-outs, but this is really chic and interesting, and i LOVE the sleeves. the only thing that doesnt work for me is the sheer skirt, this would have been a killer cocktail dress. its still unquestionably an IN! also, this woman is fab.

    • elleg929

      OUT – cannot do sheer panels.  Plus Zoe, please eat something.  She is venturing into Olsen Twin-lollipop head territory.

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      IN she looks fantastic!

    • Jennifer Hofstetter

      I want to hate it, but I can’t. She’s probably the only woman in the world that can pull off that dress, but she so does. IN.

    • Kate4queen

      IN :)

    • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

      Um yeah, that’s a dress 99% couldn’t pull off but she looks fucking fierce. IN.

    • merciblahblah

      I don’t love the dress at all, but still have to give her an IN because she is so frigging perfect in it. She looks like the cat that ate the canary in that first photo. Love it.

    • http://twitter.com/msjwatt J.Watt

      IN. I’m undeniably biased when it comes to this broad.

    • PRFan

      Love it – she’s an IN.

    • http://twitter.com/Kathy_Marlow Kathy Marlow

      La Saldana strikes again…wearing something that should be an OUT but is SO an IN!

    • victoria rodeno

      I think there needs to be more of a body in the dress. She is too toothpicky for the dress.

    • vanjar

      That’s  an IN if I ever saw one.  Perfect dress, perfect wearer.

    • Belvane

      Definitely IN. Bigger earrings would have been better, but a pendant would have taken away from the gorgeous line of those collarbones. 

    • msdamselfly

      Wow!  She really rocks what could be an awkward looking dress

      IN

    • Isana Leshchinskaya

      IN even though I find her highly unpleasant

    • jw_ny

      IN

      Zoe looks stunning.  I really dislike this dress on the model, especially with the belt…all around harsh.   Funny how Zoe made it look soft and elegant.  The cuffs are odd, however I don’t think showier jewelery was necessary…Zoe and the dress are statement enough, although I think a slightly bolder lip would have been icing on the cake…

    • Rand Ortega

      On. FIRE!
      So IN she’d need a locksmith to ever be out!

    • GTrain

      IN. Though she could be working it a little better. She seems unsure.

    • http://www.facebook.com/izzzyy Dixie Murphy Ross

      In. I normally hate sheer, but FFS it’s Zoe, and she could rock a paper bag.

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      I think I would hate that dress on literally anyone else. IN. 

    • leftcoastpickle

      out. I hate the sheer sleeves and bottom. Actually I hate the whole thing, but I love Ms. Saldana, she looks good despite the dress. But not good enough to save the dress. Scroll down fug, out out out. (Who is her cute date? Nice accessory!)

    • Lisa Dugan

      In. I love how it’s moving on the model so it must have looked that gorgeous on Zoe.  Not loving the cuff sleeves but overall (especially profile) she looks fabulous.

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      Well it’s striking, that’s for sure. But oh so very OUT! She’s still very beautiful but in spite of the dress.

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

      Leave it to Zoe to make us love something we ought to hate. IN!

    • MissAnnieRN

      In. I believe she could make a paper bag WERQ.

    • Louise Bryan

      IN, she looks nice.  Which is not the word I would typically associate with Ms. Saldana.

    • Laura Nugent

      In! I agree it could use showier earrings, but the restraint is kind of nice, allowing all the focus to be on the dress.

    • Sara__B

      IN. Zoe Saldana has the ability to elevate a gown to another level and make it all her own, and she’s done it again. Perfect? No. Spectacular? Yes!

    • http://twitter.com/aStudiobytheSea a Studio by the Sea

        She’s as thin as a gazelle, has good posture and a certain aura of aloofness, so a somewhat slutty, rather oddly designed dress looks great on her.  IN.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1009777 Valeria Josy Rivera

      IN!!!!

    • janetjb

      The accessories are lacking, but she wears the dress well.

      Out.

    • snarkalicious

      The dress FITS her; it’s that simple.  I cannot believe how many lovely ladies on the RC wear ill-fitting garments poorly suited to their body type.  It’s hard to screw things up when you are working with Zoe Saldana, but I have to give her stylist props for understanding the body he/she is working with. 

    • Aurumgirl

      No, it’s she who is elegant.  Because that dress on anyone else would cause us all to brooch our eyes.

    • http://twitter.com/Menshevixen Diana

      It’s Zoe. She can’t NOT be IN.

    • claudemtl777

      I often think she’s overpraised, but today she looks amazing. Her date is also very well put together. Stunning couple!

    • http://twitter.com/Mylynka Mylynka

      I know I am SO in the minority, but no, out.  I just can’t with this dress…. not even on the model.   Another poster below said leg-curtains and that is all I see now… ick.

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

      begin default setting/

      Zoe is IN.

      /end default setting

    • joe_tey83

       Just to balance things out in the universe a little, I’m gonna put her on my Irrational Hate List since she seems to be on so many people’s Irrational Love List.

      Stupid looking dress.

    • VicksieDo

      IN, that is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • mjude

      IN.  i am feeling ertha kitt today

    • jennmarie19

      IN! Holy cannoli, she looks phenomenal. 1000 times better than the model. 

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      She could pull it off if anyone could.

      But no one can. OUT.

    • TSkot

      Long sheer skirts over opaque mini skirts always equals OUT!  *shudder!*

    • Pannyx

      That’s quite a fierce look. Not many people other than the gorgeous Zoe could make it work, but she sure is looking great. In

    • fungstyle

      it’s totally her and not the dress, but it’s an IN. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JO2ZPMWZR7BENRHIQ7DYGJP2HQ Melanie

      IN.

    • MsKitty

      The sheer skirts have become played out, but Zoe is rocking the hell out of this dress so I can live with it.  IN.

    • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

      IN. Right dress, right woman.

    • alwaysanswerc

      So fucking IN. SUPREME DIVA ELEGANZA.

      (runway makeup, on the other hand, gives me the heebies)

      • kimmeister

        The makeup is terrifying!

    • SatelliteAlice

      In.  That dress is so perfect on her.  I’m having trouble thinking of more than two or three people who I think could even attempt to wear it with similar success.

    • saanrio

      IN.  Yes, the earrings maybe could have been different, a little bigger, but she looks fabulous as she is, so let’s just leave it at that.

    • SheWhoMustBeObeyed

      You know what bothers me? The sleeves. For some reason all the other sheerness is fine, but I wish the sleeve had stopped with the opaque short sleeve. It’s just one sheer piece too many for me. Maybe because as it is, the sleeves remind me too much of superhero gauntlets.

      It’s not an eyesore, but she can do so much better. Out.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZNK2YOGTJVHW2MWCSUDM3RKMC4 Dave

      IN – She didn’t stick the landing, but damn, girl looks pleased with her bad self anyway.

    • http://twitter.com/Goldielox73 Goldie

      I get the idea behind the sleeves.  If the wearer has their arms straight down at their sides, the cuffs follow the line of the solid panel from waist to hips.  On paper, it may have looked good but I don’t think arm movement or length were taken into consideration.

      Also, she’s an IN…always.

    • the_valkyrie

      In other news, Prabal Gurung is HOT!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Sutton/1306915399 Chris Sutton

        I just scrolled through all the comments and you were the only one to say that! I am shocked! After seeing him in that last photo, I forgot all about ZS. He is uber-suave looking! WOW!

        • the_valkyrie

          I think the longer hairstyle suits him. She looks gorgeous but he is putting her to shade!

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Sutton/1306915399 Chris Sutton

            Cheers to that!

      • kimmeister

        So THAT’S who that is.  I was wondering, thanks!  (And I agree.)

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      IN. I love the sheer cuffs especially. And she is working like her rent is due.

    • sherrietee

      IN.  To be honest, it’s probably because her skin is darker in tone than the model.  It works so much better with the dress than someone pale as a ghost.

    • suzq

      In for four reasons:
      1. She’s got the body for it
      2. She isn’t showing any underwear
      3. She lost the belt and embellishments on the cuff that the model wore on the runway. 
      4. No slit.

    • alyce1213

      IN. I’d probably hate this on most people, who’d make it look tacky, but it’s perfection on Zoe.

    • Presumptuous Insect

      IN. Looks better than the model. Gotta love Uhuru.

    • http://twitter.com/celeste_mel Celeste

      I agree that the accessories are lacking… but on another woman, this dress would have looked real odd. If only b/c she pulled it off, I’ll vote IN

    • unbornfawn

      Looking at parts this should be an out. But Zoe is making this dress work. Her graceful posture and posing are helping the hell out of the dress. If she had tried to pose like Angelina Jolie at the Oscars, this look would have been one tacky mess. Good girl. Many props to Zoe for wearing the hell out of this dress. IN!

    • deliadee

      How so much sheerness can look so classy, I don’t know, but she did it.  IN.

    • KathKo

      In.
      She wears the dress, not the opposite.
      She definitely has a knack for it.

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

      IN but I agree about the lack of earring wow. And I also have to say that the dress is two inches from a Project Runway assignment. Seriously, cut outs and sheer panels and flowy fabric and yeah, it’s been done. Zoe’s makin’ it work like probably no one else could.

    • ballerinawithagun

      IN! She is probably the only person who could wear it!

    • the_valkyrie

      IN. Normally I hate sheer, but here it looks classy. It takes a special dress and special woman to pull this off…

    • Anathema_Device

      She loses me at the sheer skirt. I think the cuffs are a bit much, too, but I appreciate that they are supposed to be a continuation of the cutouts on the dress.

      Sorry, Zoe. You are gorgeous and working this as well as any mere mortal could, but I’m voting Out.

    • butterflysunita

      Can anything be more IN?  It’s perplexing, because the model looks horrible.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713709401 Randy Noak

      In in so many ways. I don’t mind the earrings. With the hair, they put the focus on the beautiful lines of her face.

    • NurseEllen

      Totally IN.  She looks much better than the model for 2 reasons: 1) losing that gawdawful belt; and 2) the fact that the sheer panels are close to the color of her skin.  The model’s skin is so pale white in the v-neck and of course the gauze makes her arms dark, whereas with Zoe, there’s not such an overwhelming difference in the colors.  it looks more organic on her.  I think that’s the reason I rather like the cuffs on Zoe, too.  Agree 100% about the need for better earrings.

    • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

      She’s working that shit like it owes her money! I like it better on Zoe than I do on the model. IN, for sure!

    • carpediva

      IN. A hideous dress on paper and pretty fug on the model is full stop stunning on Zoe. I even like the sleeves. Though she’s somewhat “pulling a Jolie” from the neck up.

    • Amy Ellinger

      In 110% because it’s Zoe and she’s killing it softly.

    • momogus

      Super-IN.

    • SapphoPoet

      IN. It works. 

    • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

      IN. This dress is all Zoe.

    • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

      I thought I didn’t endorse sheer on anyone. Turns out I endorse it on her, and only her. IN.

    • warontara

      Oh so very very IN!

    • jjfg

      In.  Normally I’d hate that sort of meshy dress, but on her, it’s kind of awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1344314000 Anne Meek White

      I love it, IN. But do we not think the sheer is a little loose, especially in the waist?

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      IN! I think it helps that she is slightly bustier than the model, which breaks the aggressive line from navel to upper arm. I hate it on the model, but Zoe’s werqin’ it. Her darker skintone helps as well, not as much of a glaring contrast between dress and FLESH!

    • lesmaha

      This is an IN–she looks amazing!! I do agree that she needs bigger earrings.

    • rissa42210

      IN.  werk!  but yes, more earring, less ring.

    • http://twitter.com/amywatts Amy Watts

      IN. She’s working it better than the model even.

    • FlamingJune1967

      unquestionably IN!  Absolutely love this!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

      So very IN.  She looks so amazing in the dress, I wouldn’t have noticed the details if TLo hadn’t pointed them out.

    • turtleemily

      I’m going to say out because while she’s working the dress, it’s like she gave up with hair and jewelry. This dress did not need an updo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

      Life is unfair.  Zoe takes a dress that looks Kartrashian on the model and makes it look almost Cambridgean.

      Sigh.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

      My vote is for wearer working the haill out of it.  The sheerness is not cootch or nipple-flashing tacky, it’s well done.  It fits her immaculately, and it’s styled well (no huge statement pieces at the neck or on the wrists to distract from the interesting architectural details in the dress or the juxtaposition of opaque/sheer, only a couple of interesting but not too focus-pulling rings on the hands to give a little color).

      Original runway shot is not nearly so pretty, so it’s definitely the wearer (and the styling choices, the heavy belt on the runway version was too heavy and clunky) rather than the dress itself.

      It’s an IN for me. definitely.

    • mom2ab

      See Jada- this is what strong and fierce can look like when done well…

    • http://twitter.com/nonchalantanna Anna

      I don’t mind the cuffs and this dress would not have worked on anyone else. She is IN!

    • Charmella

      IN…but she needed some bling!

    • Nariya

      What the hell?! In

    • CassieLee22

      IN shes working the shit out of it

    • Lexie

      IN. She looks stunning. I agree with your minor quibbles, though. 

    • marilyn

      IN.  She looks great!!

    • Trisha26

      I have no problem with the dress – much better without the belt – it’s pretty amazing. Zoe however looks like a preying mantis. I’m really, really tired of stick thin models and actresses. 

    • Jangle57

      I want to not like it because of the sheer skirt but I must say, she looks soooooooooooooooo much better in it than the model, she deserves props for that alone – IN

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4501978 Martha Jackson Deutsch

      Unenthusiastic IN. 

      More importantly, who is her man?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1264609232 Samantha Ritchie

      IN

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

      IN! Perfect eye makeup is mesmerizing.

    • KittenKisses

      Ditch the rings, relocate your ponytail from Star Trek, buy some bigger earrings and I’m there.

      I want to hate this, especially with the split, but I can’t. She looks fab. IN.

    • phoenix4

      IN  although i’d probably cut off the sleeves at the top of the sheer bit

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

      I really don’t like the dress, but she does look good in it. In.

    • altalinda

      Perfection.  In.

    • Haley Buchanan

      Miss Zoe has that magical power to wear nonsensical clothes, and make them make sense.  Plus I actually like the cutouts on the arms and waist.  (The skirt not so much.)  IN.

    • Candigirl1968

      OUT

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CBJGITXG2PYJPHPGG7DUTNCQXA Erin

      In.  She is running circles around the model in this dress.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      in.

    • bailey debruynkops

      more substantial earrings for sure, but IN

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

      In–surprisingly.  i usually hate cutouts, and usually i think the fierce miss zoe could stand to eat a few pieces of cake, but for some reason, i think she looks incredibly lovely.

    • CatherineRhodes

      Totally pulling a Jolie.  She puts on the fabulous dress and thinks she’s done. C’mon, hair in a bun, no jewelery except those odd cocktail rings.

      OUT.

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

      IN.
       

    • leave_Blake_alone

      IN. This has elements that shouldn’t work but it all comes together great. (Agreed on the jewelry, though.)

    • Monabel

      In. And I like the cuffs.

    • golspie

      It’s superb – and she is bold enough to become part of the dress by wearing almost no jewellery and the most minimal of make-up.

      In!

    • ThaliaMenninger

      IN. She looks fabulous.

    • Tina Tian

      IN! It would not work on anyone else but Zoe is working the hell out of it. Agree on the earrings though. 

    • Sabrina Stern

      In–She looks elegant and fierce at the same time

    • http://twitter.com/Eovaai Eovaai

      IN. I hate the dress, but she is just so fierce in it.

    • Ezmartin

      In!

    • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

      The power of ballet-dancer posture, on display. Completely relaxed but completely balanced, always.

    • http://twitter.com/Lily1129 Lily

      IN. She could wear a paper bag and I’d vote her in. Girl WORKS THAT SHIT.

    • littlemissstrange

      Totally in because she is WORKING THE SHIT OUT OF IT. That dress looks a million times better on her than on the model, although I do agree that she could’ve done better with the earrings.

    • Candice Richardson

       I love everything about it and I usually HATE sheer dresses. IN.

    • spooki C

      Looks way better on Zoe than the model

    • E_bee

      In. I disagree with the styling assessment: the cuffs make the dress, and the lack of big jewelry on the face and neck gives it a clean, almost sportswear sort of look. She looks so much better than the runway model, who looks messy and angry.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      IN.

    • LambeeBaby

      Out. Cuffs are too thick appearing and I don’t like the sheer bottom. 

    • Dhammadina

      Wow. In. Mythical waist, Neytiri! 

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

      IN.  She looks incredible and there are very few people I can imagine making this work.

    • guest2visits

      It’s certainly better without the Flash Gorden cuffs and belt that the model is wearing; and I think Zoe’s choice of jewelry
      is perfect.  But the dress starts to lose some of it’s special weird/wonderful design with the see through legs; it ruins the
      flow of the dress, for me. And makes it feel like more netting than dress; and so more like a sci-fi convention costume.
      Zoe herself looks gorgeous.

    • jabes

      Hmm. I like it better on the model than on her — I think the belt, especially, and perhaps the bits and pieces on the cuffs are needed.  Also don’t like the cat-eye makeup at all.  I think she looks better in the last picture than the ones taken head on, but it just doesn’t work for me.

    • StrandedFashionista

      While I agree with your comments, I’m still giving it an IN. 

    • Allison Woods

      Nope.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I agree that sometimes a particularly favorite celebrity can break all of the fashion rules and get away with it. Because SERIOUSLY. I LOVE this. Zoe looks hot and fierce!

    • Sophie Collier

      It is cute and she is wearing it well.  Something is making her arms look freakishly long, but can’t figure out if its the sleeves or something in the bodice or skirt.  Or maybe she really does have super long arms.  At any rate, this is the first time a sheer skirt has looked good.  Probably because there aren’t granny panties showing.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      Her one giant accessory is enough! Who is he??

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kelsey-Albrecht/100001647200441 Kelsey Albrecht

      out

    • frankystein123

      Her hair simply DOES NOT match that dress.

    • julesj

      In. gorgeous. and love the horse she rode in on. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J2VE4NE2FY2BP4QD2XOYKJGLPI Laura

      IN. Love it. 

    • Sweetvegan

      IN! Why is this even a debate?

    • benjamin478

      IN. She cuts more than a fab figure. Daaammmnnn

    • http://twitter.com/suryasnair suryasnair

      IN. Even w/o jewelry, she looks fab.

    • judybrowni

      Yeah, what’s with the no jewelry, or too damn little trend on the red carpet?

    • Truly_Outrageous

      I agree with guys. She needed showier earings. But I give her an IN.

    • ccm800

      IN  – this is sheer done right. The simplicity of it makes it so chic. 

    • Cautia

      IN. I don’t like the dress on the model, but she looks good in it, and that’s what matters.

    • ChristySchiff

      Those sleeves are so weird!  OUT

    • Samantha Irene

      In – could have used the earrings – but still IN!!!!

    • RzYoung

      Hmm, IN, you can’t out her, she looks too good

    • Judy_S

      IN. Nice analysis though.

    • Larkin21

      In.

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      She really needs to figure out a better photo face. She’s probably one of the most gorgeous women in showbusines right now, but she keeps grimacing in her mug shots.

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

      In. She can get away with so much, I would hate this on almost anyone else. 

    • quiltrx

      IN, but I still think she’s looking too thin these days.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZFKRECRF5BOBWB4RXAJGI4D6KA mmc

      IN!  I’m also surprised I like this dress (the sheerness in the skirt usually being the deal breaker), but it’s working and she’s working it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PCARAOJSL553GBBPQSLRYD5REE L.

      IN!  The list of ladies on any planet who can pull off this dress is a low, single digit!

    • TheOriginalLulu

      I kind of hate that dress, but I can’t say she doesn’t look amazing anyway. I agree about the jewelry. Earrings. Long, dangly ones.
      She’s IN.

    • Cathy S

      In. She does!

    • Tracy_Flick

      In. She looks far better than the model.
       

    • Beardslee

      in!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316070988 Roey Thorpe

      She’s beautiful but that hair is too tight.  She looks like she’s about to steal Christmas.

    • formerlyAnon

      In.

      I think it’s mostly her. And the lighting. If the transparent part looked more transparent (in the skirt), it’d move back over the line into tacky.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a

      Love it, In In In!  Losing the belt took the dress from awkward to elegant.

    • up with pod people

      IN glorious IN.

    • Olggie

      Gorgeous.

    • Eva_baby

      IN.  IN.  IN.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      IN. 

    • BrooklynBomber

      OUT.

    • MarissaLG

      in in in in in in in. I can’t say it enough!- Okay, I can- IN!

    • demidaemon

      IN. She looks amazing, especially with the boy candy in the last pic.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

      I never quite got the love for her.  She looks more emaciated than Angelina Jolie and has a semi-permanent sour expression more so than Kristen Stewart.  And her fashion choices are often just meh.  So what’s the magic with her?  

    • http://twitter.com/drnels Nels P. Highberg

      Why isn’t she working that slit like Angelina Jolie?

    • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

      When I grow up, I want to be as fierce as she.

    • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

      IN.

    • PeaceBang

      Holy cow, I can’t believe I’m loving this hideous dress. IN! And WELL-DONE, Madame.

    • LinXGUA

      Such an elegant lady. IN.

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      IN!  I agree with the jewelery comments yet she is still FABULOUS!

    • http://twitter.com/watchinginkdry Krysta

      In.  And inexplicably, I love the crazy makeup on the model.

    • p. clementine

      IN. Although she’s probably one of like five people in the world with the perfect proportions for these cutouts.