Mandy Moore in Tucker

Posted on August 01, 2012

Hey, Mandy Moore! Really cute dress! Really cute shoes!


Mandy Moore attends Dannijo and Tucker Tea Party in Beverly Hills, California in a Tucker dress paired with Pierre Hardy wedges and a Dannijo necklace.

Pierre Hardy Ankle Strap Wedge

Dannijo ‘Tyson’ Necklace

Really bad idea pairing them!

Maybe we should’ve put a seisure-trigger warning on this post. Focus on a spot on the nearest wall, kittens!  But not if it’s got some sort of busy wallpaper. We fear you may keel over from pattern overload.

Also: the necklace really doesn’t go. Did she just throw on a bunch of stuff from the racks behind her?


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  • ChiliP

    Hm, the shoe/dress pairing doesn’t bother me too much. I mean, yeah it’s a bit busy, and a simple black shoe would have been better, but I can understand the line of thinking.  The stripes of the dress and shoes are the harmonious elements, plus they are neutral colors (black and white).

    Totally agree about the necklace, however.

  • TLo, you’re obviously against the idea of pattern mixing, which i just don’t understand! street style is just riddled with it, and i love seeing the creativity that is on display when done well. she’s not on a red carpet, so i think it’s perfectly acceptable to be a little more risky when it comes to her styling choices!  this pattern mixing really works here because the stripes themselves are shared in dress and shoe. love it mandy!

    • We’re not against the idea of pattern-mixing at all. We’ve said so more times than we can count.

      We’re against these two patterns mixing.

      • Imasewsure

        Plus “street style” has to have some actual style to it or it just doesn’t work!

    • BazoDee

      There’s pattern mixing when the individual pieces are patterns (see Diana Agron out shopping) and they are mixed. But when the dress itself is a mix of a half dozen patterns, laid out in a fairly crazy pattern , we don’t need to add any more. 

      • yep, i agree with you re: Diana Argon, but i nevertheless really like this. guess i’m alone!

        •  I kind like it too–I think it would have been *better* with a simpler shoe, but those wedges are fun.

      • It might have worked better if the shoe itself wasn’t “laid out in a fairly crazy pattern.” If all the stripes were going in the same direction, maybe.

  • BazoDee

    The necklace and shoes go together. She clearly spilled something on her dress on the way out of the house and ran back upstairs and grabbed a dress that wouldn’t mess with her hair and make-up to put it on -so we have this! Clearly that’s what happened because there is no other way to explain this hot mess. 
    What is it with stars these days that don’t have people to tell them “Oh honey” _I mean heck I send a pic to my BFF before I head out -since she lives in a different country. Come on people -you folks just need regular old girlfriends to save you from yourselves. 

  • Sobaika

    I also think the dress is a bit big. Or it might have been better served with a skinny belt. There is some blouson thing happening at her waist and it’s only adding to the cacophony.

    • 3boysful

       I was just fixing to type:  And she’s wearing a belt because the dress is too big!

    • SassieCassy


      Your like a word of the day calendar

      • Sobaika

        I take that as the greatest of compliments!

  • pattyw

    Those shoes physically hurt my eyes. Call it a scroll down retina burn.

  • Sara__B

    Looks like a Kindergarten-aged girl chose this outfit. (Except a Kindergartener would have chosen a flashier belt.)

  • TonyGo

    This dress looks like something my mom would have worn to work at the insurance agency in 1987.  It was frumpy then, and it is frumpy now.

    • Vickiefantastico

      Completely agree. And I know she’s probably tiny, but it does nothing for her figure.

  • ack! that belt is staring at me! the eyes are following me! (and why pose in a very busy dress in front of an even busier clothing rack…. won’t this cause siezures in certain people?

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Those shoes! I wants them, precious. Gosh, I wish she hadn’t wasted such a good makeup (and acceptable hair) day on such a competitive outfit. Every element, including the belt, seems to be fighting with something else.  The color and shape of that dress suit her to a T.

  • PinkLemon

    my doppleganger! oh, mandy. your hair looks….confused.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t mind the shoes, but I hate the necklace and kinda wish she had just worm s a simple skinny belt. Also the hair looks a bit lank and flat.

  • That is a whole lot of fug going on. And that necklace? Yeesh. If I am going to collect a designer’s jewelry, it’s going to be Rocklove’s.

  • sagecreek

    Ugh. Looks like she got that dress from the Jaclyn Smith collection at Kmart.

  • PeaceBang

    I hate the dress a lot. I hate it now and I hated it in 1986, when I had one exactly like it and wore it to work as a temp. I also hate the necklace because it’s extraordinarily ugly and cheap-looking. The shoes are cute. I’m sorry that Mandy seems to have suffered some sort of degenerative disease that dissolved all the bones on the left side of her body, but I see she’s gamely hanging in there. Better fashion times are a-comin’, Miss Moore. Keep smiling. 


  • Shoelover1512

    Love the shoes!

  • amf0001

    I just think she looks mumsy here,  lamb dressed as mutton!

  • jw_ny

    Lately I’ve been trying to do some pattern mixing in my wardrobe…then last minute panic sets in and switch one out to a solid.  Mandy probably should have switched the shoe out for a simpler sandal or wedge. I give her a bit of credit for attempting this tho, and, like others have said, I can see why she did what she did since some elements in each relate to the other.  The necklace, however, is too much/too heavy. 

    • I applaud your courage in this matter.  I’m still trying to mix colors properly most days. 

  • Have you ever flown Hawaiian airlines? That’s the dress the FAs wear! Of course, they where nice black shoes. I saw the picture and thought, “Can I have a pillow?”

    Why are all those clothes outside on racks? Are they trying to escape?

    • kimmeister

      My immediate thought was, ‘that just looks like a huge, ugly Hawaiian shirt that has been belted.’

  • greyhoundgirl

    My goodness–pattern clash.

  • gabbilevy

    I don’t mind the shoe/dress pairing but I don’t particularly like any of the pieces on their own. I did spot Jordana Brewster’s cute butterfly dress on the rack though.

  • CYVH9000

    I LOVE this dress. And the necklace is cool. She’d look super hip if she’d worn some cute sandals instead. In a solid, neutral color. 

  • Its’ all bad. Seperate or together.  The shoes look like an optical illusion, do the lines move if you stare at it long enough?   

  • ADHD moment while getting dressed?

  • Judy_J

    Those shoes remind me of the test patterns we stared at when the TV programming day was done.  Those of you in my age bracket know exactly what I’m talking about.

    • meowing

      Test patterns and the national anthem at the end of the day broadcasting!

      And that belt isn’t do her any favors, is it?

  • nannypoo

    Those shoes make her feet look enormous. Hilarious.

  • Joyce VG

    EEEEEK!  My eyes went all buggy. Cute shoes tho.

  • Snailstsichr

    The shoes look like someone couldn’t spell and thought they were a candy striper.

    Or maybe I’m having flashbacks to my daughter’s candy stripper uniform…?

  • MarissaLG

    I really like this! It’s hipster-chic. Plus, Mandy Moore can do VERY little wrong in my eyes. 

  • sashaychante

    Those shoes look like black and white visual stimulation toys for infants.

  • kimmeister

    The way she’s holding her feet makes me fear she’s about to twist her ankle.

  • I like it. And feel like if she had worn any other shoe you would have said “not fun enough for the dress!”

    and anyway: better than putty wedges or nude sandals x100000

  • That necklace has WAY too much going on-fugly!

  • LambeeBaby

    Shoes are hiddy.

  • formerlyAnon

    “Did she just throw on a bunch of stuff from the racks behind her?”

    The photos from what I imagine are upscale outdoor trunk shows always look to me like fancy yard sales. And she does, indeed, look like a striving fashionista who dresses herself from upscale yard sales, but has not yet quite gotten the eye.

  • Ksagun13

    “Seizure – trigger warning” — LOL!!!  My first reaction was that the pattern made me dizzy.  TLo, you’ve nailed it, as always.

  • guest2visits

    That is such a cool belt. That was the first thing I liked. Maybe the only thing.
    The dress looks too big, and it really doesn’t need the loud shoes and busy necklace; the dress is busy and loud enough.
    It’s pretty but too much all together.

  • Le_Sigh

    I’d cut a bitch for those wedges!  (I’ve been hunting for a decent pair all summer)

  • ccm800

     this one is unrecognizable every time I see her. I am not sure if she is completely forgettable or in the witness protection program.

  • unbornfawn

    This dress strikes me as vibrantly dumpy.  Way too much in the way of pattern, especially with the shoes, I think its giving me a migraine. The dress seems to have all kinds of extra fabric it doesn’t need and it looks too big on her. I do love her natural genuine looking smile that makes me want to forgive all else.

  • luciaphile

    I think the shoes are fab, but totally wrong outfit for them. Hate the necklace.

  • What happened to her hair!?

  • Thathoodwink

    Never mind the shoes vs the pattern of the dress…let’s start with the dress. It makes her look schlumpy and heavy and thick-waisted. The cut of the sleeves reminds me of a grammar school uniform…very unflattering. 

  • melanie0866

    That dress is SO ugly.  Looks like Dress Barn circa 1989.