Kristin Davis in a Mistake

Posted on June 22, 2012

Oh, Kristin. We’re happy to see you so pleased with yourself and in the dreamy bloom of new love, but your dress looks like a very wrinkled geometry problem.


Kristin Davis attends the Premiere Of HBO’s “The Newsroom” in Hollywood, California.

Pink shoes with a turquoise dress? Is it 1984 again? Are you reliving your prom night, honey? That’s never a good idea when photographers are present and bitchy assholes like us exist.



[Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Richard Shotwell/PR Photos]

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  • MoHub

    It seems to have both a natural waist and a dropped waist, and they’re fighting for dominance. Also, I’d like this a lot better if it weren’t so blindingly shiny.

    • I’m wondering if a belt at the natural waist would help this…

  • Rand Ortega

    Fussy, waist thickening, obvious, dating. Too bad. Such a beautiful woman making such obvious lack of confidence mistakes.

  • I´m feeling sick… at least as Charlotte things made sense!

  • Jenny Hill

    Hmmm… Interesting.

    Shoes aside, I wonder if the dress didn’t look better in person–maybe not good, but better. A flash can really mess up a decent look.

    • Yes, that’s what I was thinking. Bet it doesn’t photograph well, but not much excuse for those shoes.

  • angela rose

    oooh ooh ooh no.  why is it that someone this terrific looking keeps failing to flatter herself? 

  • blogless

    This is what all my clothes look like when I’m on vacation. I’m not a very good packer. 

  • demidaemon

    The title is so apropos.

  • hughman

    She should have never agreed to be a bridesmaid at her worst enemy’s wedding.

  • EverybodysStarling

    This is so awkward. 

  • NC_Meg

    Wow. I love the color of the dress but everything else is so unfortunate.

  • BazoDee

    She always dresses half-twee. This is no exception. The only thing that is good is the color on her and the purse. The neckline is not flattering, the pleats are adding unnecessary bulk, the ankle strap across the shoe is not good with this silhouette, the shoe color is horrid with this dress…I could go on. 

    • AudreysMom

       Maybe it’s this singular experience, bad lighting and a photographer and stylist who are doing her no favors, but these pictures make me wonder if it’s time for Kristin to start finding a less Charlotte look to help her transition more deeply into middle age.

      • BazoDee

        Exactly. Cynthia Nixon is really the only one that seems to have evolved into her own comfortable style. Of course they didn’t give her much to work with back then. The other 3 seems to be stuck in their Character’s wardrobes.

  • Judy_J

    No to the dress; no to the shoes.

  • MilaXX

    Even if this wasn’t wrinkled I’d hate this. it’s far too young on for her.  In fact the pink & blue color combo makes her look like those crazy gals on What not to Wear who insist on dressing too young.

  • dschubba

    I’d love to see this look on the model. I can’t tell whether the fit is just poor on her, or if this dress is incapable of fitting anyone well.

    The shoes need to pack up their shit and get out.

  • Life is so much easier when you have the fabulous Patricia Field dressing you.

  • dickylarue

    Gah! I swear to Galliano that’s the dress my fat camp girlfriend wore to fat camp prom in the early 90’s!

    • YoungSally

      I was thinking more SATC the prequel — 1982 all over it.

  • kingderella

    this design would be butt-ugly even if it wasnt so unflattering on her figure. and those shoes… please.

  • Sobaika

    She lost a bet, right?

  • Lina_bee

    I think this is fine from the chest up. She rocks the turquoise, but the cut of this is unflattering as hell and 95% of the pleating is pointless. I refuse to believe those shoes.

    •  “I refuse to believe those shoes.”    Teehee!

  • Jangle57

    Shoes are cute – just not with this dress.  Dress is just awful

  • Noshmek

    This has to be from the new season of Project Runway, an unusual materials challenge.  In this case, we see the unfettered use of tears, agony, and heroin.

  • formerlyAnon

    72 kinds of dreadful, but in the end needs only four words: Makes her look “fat.” [Obviously, she’s not really fat nor does she really look fat. So stand down, body image awareness comrades.]

    However, speaking about MISTAKES: Kristin, I implore you. Get Aaron to fix that hair. I saw him on Charlie Rose last night and was horrified. Yes, I’m glad he’s looking less schlumpy than he has in the past, but those almost-neon yellow stripes in his head look AWFUL. Or, at least embarrassingly too-young for a man of 50+.

  • giiiirrrr

    Oh, it’s not so bad.  The color on her and her hair are divine.  Unlike many of the silhouettes she favors (particularly strapless, oy), it balances her figure instead of drawing attention to her narrow-ish shoulders.  Besides, a happy woman is a beautiful woman, QED.

  • Snailstsichr

    I want to see the dress that was supposed to go with those shoes and purse instead of this one that she had to have put on by accident.

  • Sara__B

    I’m almost squirming from those flesh-cutting ankle straps. I hope she got home before gangrene set in! The rest of her, from head to hem, looks dated and heavy. Nothing flatters, nothing fits.

  • Pleated satin dirndl in pastel colors is NEVER a good idea if you’re over the age of 4.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    it’s way too junior bridesmaid , at least go for hot maid of honor if you must….

  • NCDFan

    That dress is awful.

  • sherrietee

    Ugly, but at least it’s seasonal.

  • voter1

    Carrie Bradshaw wanna be.

  • I would like more brutally honest post titles like these! Keep it up, TLo!

  • Oh god. This crumply mess of a dress would be terrible in any color, much less that ’80s turquoise.

  • suzq

    My favorite part is how no designer is willing to take credit for this hideous dress.

  • kittenwithaquip

    I dub this look, “Water Retention”.

  • I wore something like this for my 80s themed birthday party….

  • AutumnInNY

    Such a pretty girl but yes, this is look is wrong in so many places. The length of the dress plus the ankle straps make her legs look stumpy and heavy. 
    I notice she wears them more times than not on the red carpet and they don’t do her legs any favors. 
    She’s not heavy but it makes her look that way.
    The dress is just a big no all around. In a city that you can’t (to quote Samantha,swing a Fendi)—or find a stylist there’s no excuse here. There’s one or every wanna-be one on every corner in LA. Kristin needs to hire hers.

  • Funkykatt

    She is a pear. I am a pear. I feel a sisterhood with her but I cannot allow her to do this again. 

    • makeityourself

      I too am a pear. And I know that it is not a good idea to wear a shiny turquoise dress with tiers of ruffles from the waist down. How does Kristen Davis not know this?

      • Funkykatt

        I think a flouncy skirt makes it seem like it’s the skirt and not the hips that widen. That’s what I have always hoped. 

  • VanessaDK

    I don’t care–I loved this look on her–and so much less twee than usual.

  • So I’m alone in thinking “hey, nice change from nude pumps”?

    • teensmom99

      You are not alone.

  • Violina23

    That dress seriously aged her about 15 years. Ouch

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    That dress certainly is in her wheelhouse, but it doesn’t fit right, it is too busy, and she’s too old for it.  And the shoes are hideous.  I do like the clutch.

  • mhleta

    Oh no!! Looks like she’s going to a lemonade social at the local grange. A big hat with the price tag dangling off the side and some lace gloves completes the look. Dreadful.

  • unbornfawn

    Points for not wearing black? Nah. This dress is too fussy and ill fitting.

  • This dress doesn’t flatter her figure, at all, and shiny aqua/turquoise is a tough color to carry off for most people.  The shoes are simply horrific.

  • Very personal question, but is she pregnant?

  • I could handle pink shoes with this dress if they didn’t look so CHEAP. Man, how I wish Kristin would cut her hair in an edgy blunt edge bob with bangs! Her hair like this is just so TIRED.

    • Sara__B

       I wish she’d cut her hair into any shorter, more modern ‘do.

  • AthenaJ

    Tsk tsk, Charlotte – you can do much better than this!

  • Julaine Morley

    Up close, geometry problem. From a distance, re-worked bedspread.

  • Scarlet39

    Everything about this look is dated , cheap, and aging. And enough with that hair already!   

  • Dagney

    The styling is wrong.

    Raise the hemline just a tiny bit more above the knee.
    Put the hair in a neat Audrey up-do. 
    Lose the club shoes for a sleek pointy-toe pump.
    Add a solid pair of dangling, statement earrings.
    Keep the purse.

  • julnyes

    I think the purse is lovely and that is all I have to say about this look.

  • amf0001

    sadly it’s mutton…

  • Joyce VG

    HOLY SMOKES this is bad.

  • Lexie


  • marilyn

    That dress makes her look shortwaisted.  Also, her arms look heavy.  She is too short and a little to filled in to wear this dress.  If she were 6 feet tall and wore a size 2, it would look trendy.  There are horizontal pleats on the body of the dress, but they are lost because of the vertical seams.  I guess you have to pick:  Either very fitted with the vertical seams, or interesting pleats.  Both together don’t work.  

  • Oh, but I do love the color. How sad.

  • PastryGoddess

    Girl you are 50 or so.  This is not your dress, not your decade, nuh uh.  Just stop it.  You look good for your age, so stop trying to dress like at 15 year old.  

  • lrhoff

    Good grief…..she must be on drugs.

  • I know this will be terribly unpopular…but I like the colors. Blinding aqua looks lovely with her coloring, and those shoes are adorable. If the dress were less wrinkly and had a natural waist only, I’d call it a win.  But I’m odd in my fashion choices….

  • Abigail Speltz

    My six-year old is wearing a similar color and shape dress to her first grade graduation tomorrow night, sans wrinkles and geometry. I think a rule of fashion should be that if it looks good on a six year-old, an adult woman shouldn’t wear it. 

  • jessicasac

    The fabric and color is hideous. The waist is weird. If you have a natural waist and a drop waist you need a belt. 

  • But she’s dating Aaron Sorkin now, and maybe her wearing this is better than cocaine…

  • ThaliaMenninger

    She is the very model of a moldy outmoded matron.

  • LambeeBaby

    Prom. All she needs is a bucket of blood dumped on her.

  • Catiline

    The headline is up there with “elderly gay rancher in New Mexico” as TLo phrasings that made me uglysnort with laughter.  Well-done.

  • Lisa

    Good lord…. she reminds me of Christina Hendricks, fashion-wise.  Just this gorgeous girl who can’t dress to save her life.

  • hair-envy

  • Such the wrong shoes. It’s painful. 

  • Oooo shiny barf!

  • Louise Bryan

    Junior prom was many years ago, Kristin.

  • Joey Melliza

    she needs to be ironed from head to toe

  • Judy_S

    Didn’t we have an almost identical post on her in the past few months? Keep after her. She is such a beauty it would be a pleasure to see her appropriately dressed.

  • Ksagun13

    Awful.  Too shiny, too wrinkly, and the shoes were meant for an 18 year old.  The dress hits her calf at an unflattering length.  OUT.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Someone needs to take Kristen aside for a frank conversation about her ankles. I’m not saying she has full-on cankles, I’m just saying she needs to choose her RC shoes a little more carefully. 

  • Shoes? No. Dress? NO! JBF hair? At least you got a little, right? Smile? Awesome.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Can we talk about the big ruffle? Seems to me there’s an age at which a big ol’ ruffle (even if it’s takes up an entire 2/5 of the dress, it’s still a ruffle) is a no-no.  If the bottom part of the dress continued the lines of the top part, it would still be shiny turquoise–no getting around that–but at least the silhouette would be more grown up.

  • Jonathan Franklin

    I’m wondering if maybe this IS the most flattering thing she could find.  Maybe she’s concealing some poundage.  For some reason I looked at charlotte and thought of Carol Burnett doing her imitaion of Ann Blyth for Hostess cupcakes.  I doubt any of you are old enough to remember that.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    What happened here?  That dress is in no way flattering to a woman who is quite attractive. And don’t even get me started on the shoes….

  • guest2visits

    This dress would look better if she had a more sleek, simple up-do; and more sophistcated simple shoes (black or nude).
    The casual, youthful design of the dress combined with the bubble gum shoes and hair style makes it look too childish for her.

  • Oh…oh, honey. What happened?

  • She really is Charlotte, isn’t she? For one thing, I’m pretty sure she doesn’t age, but for another, I sort of feel like all her fashion choices are based on what Charlotte would’ve worn. Of course, Carrie and the girls might have had something to say about this tragedy…

  • SophieCollier

    That outfit is waaaaaaay too young for her.  It’s a girl’s dress.  However, the pink shoes don’t work at any age.  Icky.

  • She looks like an easter egg.

  • cleep1000

    When you’re wearing that smile, do the clothes really matter? (I know. Of course they do.) But seriously. That smile! So happy for her.

  • EEKstl

    Salvagable maybe — MAYBE — with the following changes: Thin black belt and shoes and a more sophisticated hair style.  But this dress would probably still look like she got it from the party dress rack of the Junior department.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Looks like she slept in the backseat of a car after the prom.  But her sweet smile looks really quite genuine.

  • BrightsideSusan

    Juat no all the way around.