Christina Hendricks: Baby Steps
Well. She almost got it right. That’s something.
Christina Hendricks attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 2012 Installation Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California in a Dolce&Gabbana black sheer chiffon blouse paired with a Badgley Mischka pencil skirt and a L’Wren Scott clutch.
L’Wren Scott Stamped Leather Pouchette
It’s very close to a good look for her. It’s just that high-waisted skirts probably aren’t ever going to work because of that spectacular bust of hers. Sure, that skirt hits her at the smallest part of her torso, like Stacey and Clinton always suggest, but we tend to think that advice, while generally good, doesn’t apply to women with a chest as big as hers. The thinking here was probably to minimize her hips, but Christina, we’re begging you: DON’T DO THAT. Your hips are glorious. They don’t need to be minimized any more than your boobs do. They just need to be fitted correctly. If that waist sat three or four inches lower and she put a thin belt around it, this might be perfect.
We were so thrilled last month when she was spotted out on the street in quite possibly the most flattering dress she’s ever worn outside of Mad Men. It was, perhaps, too much to expect that she had suddenly figured out her personal style. Still, we think this look represents a better understanding of her needs and a more advanced sense of style. Either she’s being advised by someone new or she got herself a clue. In other words, the problem with this look is that the waist is too high — and that’s it. That’s the ONLY problem. For Christina, that’s a major step forward. Baby steps. We’ll take them over baby heads.
[Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images, barneys.com]