Anne Hathaway in Erdem

Posted on July 13, 2012

There’s a reason why we do these TV Style posts. It’s because clothes magically alter themselves once they’re under studio lights and what might not set us on fire in the real world suddenly looks fabulous when TV cameras are on it (or vice versa). Case in point:

Anne Hathaway makes an appearance on the “Today” show wearing an Erdem dress (after securing a cash loan and hocking some jewelry, it seems).

Erdem Resort 2012 Collection

We are totally digging the mid-to-late ’60s thing she’s doing right now. Granted, she’s kind of swimming in waters that Michelle Williams warmed up for her a year ago, but it really suits her and her current hair. And while we like this dress, we think seeing it out in the real world under less-than-flattering lighting makes it seem a bit heavy and busy.


Put it where it was meant to be seen and suddenly it’s vibrant and colorful without going overboard; suiting Miss Annie’s persona to a T. Nicely chosen, girl. It’s a perfect dress for TV.

[Photo Credit: NBC, AKM-GSI,]

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  • sleepycat

    I like how the mic is hidden on the black lace collar, it barely looks out of place.

  • RzYoung

    Wow, what an amazing difference. 

    She’s styling this perfectly. Man I would KILL for those shoes.

  • Sobaika


    I need this dress. And I’m still fantasizing about Diana Agron’s floral painting Anthropologie number. I’m so envious of celebs and their wardrobes.

    • An how cute are those shades? Maybe a tad much for this particular dress but adorable nonetheless.

      •  Agreed. I also think that are too large for her delicate features.

        • makeityourself

          Delicate features?  Wow.  I couldn’t disagree more.
          I think she has the strongest features of any actress working today.  Huge eyes, an immense smile, full lips, strong eyebrows and a big nose.  Her short hair just accentuates all of that for a look that’s really out of proportion. She needs some hair to soften the focus on her face just a bit.   

          • I totally agree with your assessment.  Her large features are too much for the pixie cut.  Which will grow out soon enough, though.

          • GTrain

            Totally agree. She’s got too much face for the pixie. It totally draws attention to her mouth.

  • Girl looks amazing. perfect in every detail for the time, place and purpose.  What an incredible difference those nasty flashes outside create in what is a delightful dress.

    • GillianHolroyd

      I think part of the problem is that the sunglasses look terrible with that dress. Red frames with a brown tint? Ugh. 

      •  See, now what I see when I look at this, is that the glasses frames are a spot on match for the darker tone of red in the dress print.  Its the washing out effect of those camera flashes that make it all look flat and heavy IMHO.

        • GillianHolroyd

          heh. yeah, it’s not the matte red that I object to, having had red frames in the past. I just abhor brown tinted lenses. Grey would’ve been a better choice with red although I’m aware that not everyone is as focussed on glasses as I am.

          • Oh it’s the lens that’s bugging you! My bad. Hey, everyone, especially everyone here, is entitled to have their special focus.

  • RebeccaKW

    Yes, it looks so great on TV, rather than the washed out version we got on the street.  I’m also glad she knows what an appropriate length skirt is for sitting down.

  • VanessaDK

    I think it looks beautiful in both settings.  The more washed out colors on the street keep it form looking too heavy or busy, and a floral on black is a perfect summer-in-the-city print.

  • Ozski

    I think the Gamine look really suits her. Also, I want those sunglasses. Any idea on the designer???

  • Patricia Gillett

    Her stylist team is really knocking it out of the park for her lately. Need to know who they are.

    • Rachel Zoe has been her stylist for years.

      •  Could Rachel Zoe work magic with Christina Hendricks?   Anne looks great here, on or off camera.

  • kelsita421

    saw this interview and yes, thought she looked radiant! nicely done, tv dress.

  • call_me_schmeg


  • jilly_d

    She has got to be one of the most massively beautiful women on earth.  Love the styling here.  *girl crush*

  • nannypoo

    I wonder if she knew it would work differently on TV or if this was just luck. Either way, it’s fabulous. I love her hair this way. These pixie cuts can’t just be left lying there to do all the work. They need to be floofed up in the front. She could maybe use a little more floofing, but I really think of all the celebrities with these little pixies she is wearing it the best.

    • VictoriaDiNardo

      I was just about to say the same thing. As a mostly short-hair girl I find the thing that keeps it from looking too prim is a bit of separation/spikiness in the front and on top.  These flat-head pixie looks lately, even Michelle Williams’s, drive me nuts.  Tossle a little!  ( But she does look great and love the dress! )
      She was on Letterman last night also, and he was somewhat fixated on the haircut.  

      • nannypoo

        Especially Michelle Williams. Somebody, please, give the girl some styling wax.
        I saw Ann on Letterman. Wasn’t she funny? So relaxed and pretty, just a great interview.

        • VictoriaDiNardo

          yes, she held up her end with the Letterman schtick, and was just the right amount of embarrassed and flattered with the Hepburn comparison. She’s very poised, which is nice to see in a young actress.

  • What a difference good lighting makes.  She looks great. 

  • Aurumgirl

    It’s a perfect look for the task.  But with this hair, Anne is like the reincarnation of Joan Crawford.  

  • greyhoundgirl

    She is luminous.

  • littlemac8

    Loved this collection and Anne looks perfect!

  • littlemac8

    Anne is one star I would really like to see in person.  Her features are so large and photograph beautifully – I just want to see her for myself.  Unlikely…SIGH.

  • homofascist

    That Erdem Resort 2012 collection was my absolute favorite so far this year – it is nice to see it out in the wild!

  • charlotte

    I love that dress and Erdem in general, but I’m still working on trying to like that pixie.

  • Nariya

    Some day, people will look back at photos from our era and wonder why women felt the need to twist our legs together so very much.

    • Anathema_Device

       The old timers will tell us to cross our legs at the ankles. Knees together and all that. Actually, crossing at the ankles is great if you’re prone to spider veins in your legs. That’s why I’ve been trying to do that when wearing dresses.

  • SewingSiren

    100% perfect!

  • lbl

    She looks great and I like the hair so much better now (was not feeling it all when it was first debuted).

    As for the shoes, much prefer this slightly rounded toe to the pointed ones on the Pigalle’s that everyone has been wearing. It just looks softer.

  • Little_Olive

    It’s a gorgeous dress. I’m still sad she had to cut her hair. She looks good but she is definitely a long hair gal.  

    • EEKstl

      I agree – she’s beautiful and lovely but some people just look better with longer hair and she’s one of them.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I love the look, but I liked the modeled version of this dress rather than Anne’s version, to be honest. It’s a fab TV dress, though, and it sits on her fantastically. 

  • MilaXX

    She is pulling this look off a lot better than I thought she would.

  • Anathema_Device

    Love that dress. She looks great in it. Although, I’m not a fan of the little lace collar. One toe over the twee line.

  • guest2visits

    She looks beautiful; and I love the dress except for the black lace doily collar. It was recessive in the dim steet light;
    I think I like it’s twin dress better simply because it doesn’t have the collar.

  • SpcilK

    Really love the Erdem’s Resort Collection. She looks great. 

  • Look, you guys are great and I love your blog, but it’s time to put my foot down. You need to learn how to use semicolons correctly. Case in point: “Put it where it was meant to be seen and suddenly it’s vibrant and colorful without going overboard; suiting Miss Annie’s persona to a T.”

    There are several uses for a semicolon, and I think the one you’re going for here is separation of two independent clauses. But “suiting Miss Annie’s persona to a T” is not an independent clause; think about it: would you write, “It’s vibrant and colorful without going overboard. Suiting Miss Annie’s persona to a T.” No, you wouldn’t, because the little paperclip in Microsoft Word 98 would tell you that “Suiting Miss Annie’s persona to a T” is in fact a sentence fragment. The same goes for the semicolon; you only use it to divide independent clauses. In this situation, you have one independent and one dependent clause, meaning you should separate them with a comma: “Put it where it was meant to be seen and suddenly it’s vibrant and colorful without going overboard COMMA suiting Miss Annie’s persona to a T.”

    Sorry to be pedantic, but I notice this all the time on your blog and it spoils my appreciation of it a little bit.

    • EEKstl


      And not to be pedantic, but you always capitalize after a colon.

      • No, you don’t. That’s a dated rule that used to be true all the time but has since become a stylistic choice.

  • SapphoPoet

    I’m still trying to get behind this new pixie cut. I really want to like it, but she seems all teeth and nose and long limbs.

    Agree the dress is great. Anne always looks so graceful.

  • Snailstsichr

    When I first saw this dress, I thought of Kristin Stewart, but Anne owns it. Very nice and the lace collar is saved from being twee since it has a job (hiding the mic).

  • sk8tfan

    Darling. Love the shades. I appreciate that she wore it at a length where she could sit without showing us her panties.

  • bluefish

    I like her with the pixie cut — very Sabrina.  And I like the dress.  Everytime I see her now, I have a bad trip flashback to the Oscars ceremony hosting of a few years ago.  I WISH I could wipe that memory off my hard drive — Have never been able to feel the same way about either Franco or AH.  Definitely my problems and not theirs — but still.

    • nannypoo

      I felt that was entirely his fault. He was barely phoning it in and she was working twice as hard to make up for his bad attitude. What a fiasco.

  • marilyn

    She needs to put a sack over her head until her hair grows out.  She just looks plain and mopey.  It might be different if she was glamming up her makeup.  But she is not cute enough with the boy’s haircut and big expensive sunglasses.

    • raeb23

      Really? What an awful thing to say. She hardly looks plain & mopey in the first shot, or the last two where she’s clearly smiling. While I think she looks more glamorous with long hair, she’s WERQing the hell out of this cut.

  • n a

    I think she’s beautiful, and while I love the haircut- I just don’t like it on her.  She looks fine walking around straight faced with the big glasses on- very Audrey.  BUT the interview shot: big brown eyes, bigger brown eyebrows, big red lips, big white teeth, and sorry- but big trophy ears… 🙁 Come on Ann- you have so much Hollywood glam with that long hair- use it while you can!

  • EEKstl

    I, too think short hair is not the best style for her but she is rocking her overall look these days.  This dress is stunning and she looks fantastic.  Smart choice to make the busier pattern the skirt and the more subdued pattern for the top.  Very

  • teensmom99


  • Like the sleeves version better.

  • TomBord

    those shades are KILLAH!  ………pretty print, too! 

  • AmandaCathleen

    Love the caption under the first picture. I was looking at it in hopes of finding out who made her shoes, and it certainly made me pause. It took me a moment, but when I scrolled back up and saw the shops, I had a good laugh! Thanks as always for the entertainment, TLo (especially on a day that just seems to be crawling to 5 o’clock.) 🙂

  • OneTwoThreeFashion

    she is ugly

    • judybrowni

      you’re insane

  • Neverbuynewclothes

    Anyone else see a little Audrey Hepburn in the walking pictures?  

  • Y’all, I keep seeing Matthew Broderick, girl version.  Is it me???

  • I really like!

  • quiltrx

    This really is a magic television dress!  Cute.

  • TieDye64

    Very, very lovely. This 60’s thing is really working for her, and her hair. And she’s not going too far down Twee Avenue, hallelujah! And God, how I love those shades. Well played Missy.

  • bellafigura1

    Gorgeous girl, gorgeous dress, perfect styling.  She’s having a definitive moment, the haircut has been transformational. 

  • Beardslee

    perfect.  she looks just great, and I like it that the skirt is long enough for her to sit down in gracefully.

  • The version with the sleeves is so awesome. Wish I could afford one. Such a perfect dress! #lotteryfantasy

  • imakeart

    Warning – very bitter kitten comment coming:  Peach fuzz on the neck…sometimes these new cameras are not a girl’s best friend.

  • rainwood1

    Lovely dress on TV.  I don’t think the really short hair suits her features.  That gamine cut works best if you have a delicate nose and ears like Michelle Williams and Audrey Hepburn.  Longer hair provides a better balance to the strength of Anne’s features.

  • Larkin21

    Love her. Love this dress on her.