Christina Hendricks in LA

Posted on July 27, 2012

Oh, CHRISTINA! We totally gay-gasped!

Christina Hendricks goes shopping in Los Angeles.

Did girlfriend get herself a stylist? Or did she finally turn to one of her sassy gay friends and say, “Okay, seriously. Tell me what I’m doing wrong?” Because this is the most flattering thing we think we’ve ever seen her wear outside of her Mad Men costumes. Can it be? Is it possible that Christina Hendricks has finally figured out how to dress her figure? Or is this some sort of outlier and she’ll be back to pleated pants and baby heads the next time we see her?

But let’s not worry about the future, darlings. The point is, this silhouette is now HER silhouette. If she doesn’t go out and buy a dozen outfits with this shape, she’s a fool. The color looks great on her, but it’s not exactly a July color. Still, that’s a minor complaint. Everything here is working like gangbusters – even the shoes, and CH has quite the bad shoe history.

We don’t know what prompted this change but darling? It is T LO-APRROVED. Snaps up. Love your shades, girl.



[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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  • What a breath of fresh air!!!!!!!  Halleluiah.

  • sherrietee

    she looks fabulous.  

    • Sobaika

      I feel like a proud mama!

      • SassieCassy

        Today is a good day for bitter kittens everywhere

        • call_me_schmeg

          it’s like she *knew* this would make our friday!

        • Sobaika

          Indeed it is! I hope Elizabeth Moss is next up in the Fashion Plot Twist.

          • SassieCassy

            Bahahahaha *snort*

            I love the use of ‘plot twist’

            Will Lizzie wear actual color this time??? Will the hair and makeup be aging?? stay tuned!

  • Patricia Gillett

    Everything is good here, even the the bag is awesome. More of this please, Christina, because you know we love you and your awesome figure. 

  • SuzBald

    The lady is pure glam, head to toe.  Gorgeous, as she is meant to look.  

  • Jillaine13

    SNAPS!  Indeed.

  • LeSourire

    What a flattering shape for her. Not sure I love the color with her hair color, but seriously, a million times better than her normal outfits, so I feel badly being that picky. It’s a great step in the right direction, and I hope she keeps it up, especially as we will have so long to wait until she’s back as Joanie.

  • sagecreek

    YAY Yosaffbridge!

  • annie_wonder

    Magazine editors take note – it is possible to shoot Christina Hendricks without resorting to lingerie or Mad Men costumery!

  • Even the hair is vastly improved. Oh, Christina, you know I love you. 

  • PeggyOC

    A-fuckin-mazing.  I’d have liked a green or a blue on her, but the cut is perfect and the baby heads are hidden away.  You go, fellow curvy, big chested girlfriend!

  • She either needs to go back to the store/designer and get that dress in every single color.  Or find someone to make that dress for her in every single color, let’s start with a nice shade of blue or green, shall we?  She looks FAB!

  • VioletFem

    This is definitely the best look I’ve seen her wear off the Mad Men set. I’ve also noticed that most of her “on the street” outfits, look way better than her red carpet outfits.

  • MilaXX

    Very nice! Please let it be the start of a change for the better.

  • Athenrein

    Redheads look so good in this color. I was watching X-Files and Scully has a (horrible 90s) suit in this color, and it’s really flattering on her too. The color. Not the suit, which gives her linebacker shoulders and very very short legs. But anyway. Ms. Hendricks looks lovely. Photo-ready *and* comfortable.

    • AthenaJ

      Now you’ve got me feeling all wistful… I miss that show!!

      • Athenrein

        The boyfriend and I are bingeing on it via netflix these days. Already almost halfway through – I’ll be sad when it’s over.

    • It’s sad how dated Scully looks when Mulder’s suits have aged well. I particularly hate her glasses. And I know EXACTLY the suit you mean!

    • Pam Winters

      I’m not a redhead (I wish), but I’m wearing that color today. I can’t figure out what it should be called. (Oxblood?) At any rate, the dress looks great on her. Simple elegance.

      • Adriana_Paula


  • RzYoung

    C’mon everyone, let’s give her a WERQ

  • JennaMarieS

    Proud of you, girlfriend!

  • gsk241

    Wow!  She does look gorgeous, doesn’t she?  I think that British Tan Coach Stewardess bag must be one of her favorites since she has been photographed with it before.  It is one of my favorites, too.

    • meowing

      Yes!  I smiled at the bag, ’cause I have several vintage ones.  Love Coach.

  • NurseEllen

    She should also buy this dress in a short sleeved version—this looks a little heavy for summer in L.A. (even though it’s a sad fact that all interiors are over air-conditioned).  But chic, streamlined, sexy without being revealing, and completely flattering–way to go!

    • Actually, it’s been quite cool in SoCal this summer, unlike apparently everywhere else.

  • Bravo darling.  Minor quibble….maybe a cami underneath next time, in a few shots she’s about to pop out.  Cover the girls hun. 

  • Scarlet39


  • Laylalola


  • Vaniljekjeks

    Perfection, Yo-Saf-Bridge…. perfection.  

  • mjude

    is she wearing flats?

    • alyce1213


  • janetjb

    Christina looks terrific.  Dresses like this one in other fabrics should be a staple in her wardrobe.
    Love her bag.

  • PastryGoddess

    She looks amazing!  Go Christina!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    BOMBSHELL. Love the bag too.

  • alyce1213

    Much better. Amazing that all it took was a simple, slightly structured frock to make all the difference.
    The shoes are nothing (black peep toes), but they’re okay.
    Her hair — still needs some work, but looks less unwashed than usual.
    She still has a way to go.  One decent appearance isn’t enough.

  • Susan Crawford

    Super! A terrific color for her blazing auburn hair, and the top both accentuates her hourglass figure and avoids the cleavage madness. Sexy, swingy and very flattering.  I would immediately get this design in deep emerald green, rich cobalt blue, and white for those “Marilyn-over-the-subway-moments” when Christina is in NYC.

    Love that bag as well – totally snaggable.

  • gabbilevy

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!

  • nannypoo

    Beautiful. I wonder what she bought in that white bag. Ice? Goldfish? But more importantly, I wonder if that’s an original Coach bag or part of their new/old collection. If it’s new, I’ll be buying one.

  • FashionShowAtLunch

    Those shades are to die. Wouldn’t look good on me, but she is working the hell out of them. 

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    FINALLY – WERQ!!!  🙂

  • MissAnnieRN

    DAY-UM!  Yes, Joanie would wear this outfit in 2012.  The only rule you will ever need, dear.  I feel like she needs Stacey and Clinton.  

    Who makes that purse?  It’s plain and practical, which means I love it.  It looks like a coach purse, and I have an outlet here in my little hamlet.  Maybe I can afford it.

    • fabulousrobots

       The good thing about Coach bags like that is that they’ve been making the same ones for YEARS and you can get vintage ones on Etsy or eBay for around $30. I thrifted one for $1 and it’s in amazing shape.

  • Kyle Crawford

    she is so beautiful.

  • Judy_J

    She looks great, and I love that shoulder bag. Yea, Christina!

  • aimee_parrott

    Praise Jeebus!  She looks great. 

  • Gorgeous-despite the fact that it looks like she’s carrying a diaper.  Side note: I saw “Drive” recently…poor Christina!

  • another_laura

    What a lovely way to start my day out here in SF. Awwwwww, do we love her or what?!?!?

  • l3icest3r


  • clairellis

    I love her. And she looks great! Live the bag and the shades!

  • CassandraMortmain

    That looks like a wrap dress, and the cliche is that wrap dresses look good on everyone, no matter your size.  I’m not sure that’s entirely true but the silhouette certainly works for Christina.  Still not perfect, though.  The dress looks a little wonky in front, with one side hiked up higher than the other, and it looks rumpled in the bust area.  She needs some better, smoother support undergarments.  You don’t want your breasts to look wrinkled.  And the color, while interesting on her, is a little too autumnal for July.  Still, a vast improvement over her usual appearance.

    • funkycamper

      I’m glad to see someone else has problems with the look.  While it’s an improvement, it’s so bland, the color is not flattering, and there are fit issues, imho.  I hate the shoes and the bag.  The bag looks like the same K-Mart bag my mom has carried for years.  

      •  I believe that’s a classic Coach bag.

        • funkycamper

          I realize that but I still think it looks stiff, cheap and ugly.

  • Eva_baby

    I think she looks good.  Not amazing.  Not stupendous.  Just really nice.  She actually looks like a lot of regular every-day women do who dress nice for their skin and shape.  

  • Lisa Dugan

    The colors feel a little Fall but she looks great.

  • PinkLemon

    that thing looks like it’s pretty hot. looks like wool. which…??

  • littlemac8

    THANK YOU!  Amazing.

  • I saw her a month or so ago in NYC and she is absolutely stunning IRL.  Words cannot describe how luminous she was.  Truly.  Glad to see her finally looking amazing in pics.

  • Wendi126

    I’m way more interested in the mystery of her shopping- In the first and last pics she’s carrying a small paper bag with obviously a new purchase. In the last pic she is clearly entering her car, having purchased whatever is in the bag. In the middle two pics, no paper bag, just a bizarre white cloth covering something. A live chicken? Family jewels? Good china? Hmm. Has she sold or traded what’s in the white cloth for what’s in the paper bag? Christina, if you’re reading this, please let us know. And you do look fab btw

    • Magatha

       Here’s my theory: we are missing the final photo in the series on account of what was under the white cloth: fulminated mercury. Girl’s got a hell of an arm, I saw that when she played Saffron on Firefly.

  • seriously, if you saw this girl on the street wouldn’t you immediately think “Movie Star”??  Gorgeous.

  • Jessi03

    Oh my goodness!  She learned to dress! I want to throw her a parade.

  • LOVE the dress, LOVE the accessories!

    Also, it’s nice to see that celebrities are just like us: Christina, girlfriend, you gotta get that car washed.

  • quiltrx

    This IS flattering–for once she doesn’t look like she’s crammed into someone else’s clothes.  The color is good on her too.  Good job!

  • She looks great and I, too, love the shades! The funny thing is that this isn’t an LA dress for ANY season – it’s just not ‘LA’ at all. But I would steal it from her and wear it to work in October.

  • Snailstsichr


  • VicksieDo

    You must be grading on a curve, because that’s the blandest, out-of-season look I’ve seen in quite awhile.  And there is something weird going on around her girls too, it’s riding up. NO, just nuh ah.

  • BazoDee

    Super fabulous dress on her!! WOW! Agree with the color -but that’s a minor quibble when we consider where we are starting from. Not loving the shoe -makes it kind of office-y though. 

  • It’s not awesome, but it’s a hell of a lot better than she has been dressing, so I’m sort of fine with it.

    I would kill for that bag. I do love me some classic saddle leather Coach handbags. 

  • PrunellaV

    What is this weird trend of wearing fall and winter stuff in the summer?!?

  • msdamselfly

    FINALLY she looks great

  • NDC_IPCentral

    “T LO-Approved”  The mark of fabulosity.

  • AudreysMom

    odd but she looks like she’s not trying. When she tries (or listens to the wrong person, pays the wrong stylist) it doesn’t work. This looks like, “what the hell, I’ll just throw this dress* on to go to the store”  (*knowing still that I”ll be photographed).

  • Sara__B

    She CAN dress herself! (I don’t even mind that she looks like autumn and the shoes are rather matronly.)

  • Darva Sutra

    I absolutely LOVE Christina and would kill to have that body! However.  From interviews and red carpet events, it is obvious that she is drawn romantic looks, i.e. lace, ruffles.  It is so sad that she just doesn’t seem to get that covering herself with all that frou frou is the LAST thing she needs.  This is a perfect look for her!! Silhouette, line and color should be her foremost concerns.  Dress to flatter herself, not to fulfill her (wrongheaded) taste.  She is breathtaking and it saddens me to see her obscure her beauty so often.  TLo, do you ever reach out and offer your services to stars?  On a pay-basis, bien-sur!!

  • HobbitGirl
  • For her, this is a SUPERMEGAWERQ. 

    Girl looks good. I doubt it will last though…

  • jilly_d

    KILLER sunnies girl!

  • guest2visits

    I would like to see a more summery bag; but this all works for her and she looks great.

  • Call me Bee

    Oh yeah–perfect dress for her–and for anyone who is not a stick.  As you two, I wish it were a pretty summer color, but it’s a perfect look for her.  Well done! 

  • Girl Crush Increased ^100.

  • Larkin21

    She looks amazing! Good for her!

  • amf0001

    for some reason,  in the small picture ,  it looked to me like she was holding a white rabbit.  I so wanted that to be true!

  • elirt

    Love it all! She looks fantastic. 

  • oohsparkley!

    Christina, keep up the good WERQ!

  • Fionnuala Barrett

    Does anyone know where this dress is from?  (I.e. designer or store.)

    • Flooby

      Don’t know where she got her dress but as I said above Banana Republic is a great source for this kind of dress- in jersey but still.  

  • I’m built just like her – and would LOVE to know if someone could source that dress. It’s remarkably difficult to find a one-piece dress that fits a figure like that. It either comes across matronly or slutty. Or sometimes, remarkably both at the same time. I’d buy that dress in every color of the rainbow though if I could get my hands on it! 

    • Flooby

      Banana republic frequently has this dress in jersey.  I got one in navy blue for work a couple years ago (longer sleeves, no swoop in the skirt but that EXACT neckline) and I’ve seen them there since. 

    • tereliz

      I hate to say it, but: I went to a designer discount store on my lunch break and saw a dress with a similar neckline and that same weird line on the bodice… it was Stella McCartney. Not sure if this is the same dress, but it is awfully similar and EXACTLY the same color. 

  • Synnamin

    Love the look, but I’m also personally chuffed that her car is dirty, too. Makes me feel less-guilty about mine!

    • Magatha

       I looked at her, then looked at her car, and then I was all, Oh please Ms. Christina, I will wash your car for you, please, I will wash it every day forever, just keep dressing fabulously.

  • ChelseaNH

    Positive reinforcement, positive reinforcement, positive reinforcement — is it working yet?  Positive reinforcement…

  • LOVE this look, absolutely perfect for her. She definitely needs this dress in rich purple, green and blue. At least, that.

  • formerlyAnon

    Yup. She needs one in every color in which it’s made – and have someone make some up especially for her if she’d like a wider variety.

    But I am SO betting it’s an outlier. She’s gonna keep on breaking our hearts, I just know it.

  • Looks great, love the classic coach!

  • j_anson


  • DourBeast

    I love her in this. And not just because I want to. Thinking back to some other casual looks, Christina still puts in more effort than January Jones who can probably choose a dress without even trying it on.

  • Corazon Nunez

    Love it all, except . . . . . Darling, your car desperately needs a wash. 

  • LambeeBaby

    Brilliant! I hope this is a new trend for her but I am not that optimistic.
    She is being very careful with that package. Is she carrying goldfish in that bag?

  • TieDye64

    Get on with your bad self! Looking fantastic.

  • aristida_girl

    Snaps all around! So proud of her….

  • I LOVE how the girls in the background seem totally oblivious while the guy is CLEARLY checking her out.

  • No, this doesn’t feel staged at all….

  • Magatha

    LOVE IT! I knew a narrow v-neck and 3/4 sleeves would be awesome on her. She looks beautiful and womanly.

  • DebbieLovesShoes



    Look at her! She looks great! So proud.

  • bluefish

    Not surprisingly, the dress seems to mimic a late 40’s look.   I don’t generally go nuts over bags and purses but I would love to have that one.

  • librarygrrl64

    The color story is totally autumnal, but the silhouette is great.

  • Dot

    Oh Christina, how I adore everything about you here.

  • jessiemg

    It’s from a photo shoot with the LA Times. I’m assuming this means a stylist chose it for her?×9