Meryl Streep Gets Assessed

Posted on August 07, 2012

Oh, Mary Louise. We love you. And we hope you realize that the following is said out of love. We also hope that our readers realize we don’t actually think you read us or care what we have to say about your clothes. But it’s fun to think so, yes?

 

Meryl Streep attends the ‘Hope Springs’ premiere at the SVA Theater in New York City in a red dress paired with Christian Louboutin shoes.

We’ll just say it. It’s not working, girl. Now we’re going to tell you why. Don’t worry, we made bullets! And because people get really mad at us when we suggest that you don’t really dress all that well, we’ll be kind and supportive. Wholesome, non-threatening gays, as it were.

Okay, here we go:

  • Finishing. Mary Louise, we think it’s safe to say that you are not a lady who wants to spend a lot of time fussing and worrying about how she looks. We totally support your blase attitude and we think you’re right to make the conversation about your talent, your experience, and your persona, NOT your looks. However, an actress still has to go out and get her picture taken every now and then, and among the most important times when this occurs are the premieres. You’re selling yourself and your movie, girl, so you’re gonna have to put aside your distaste for the poledance and just get to it. Which means sticking a pin in the neckline to make it more modest is absolutely not a good idea under any circumstances.
  • Shape. Honey, this dress isn’t the right shape and this is always a problem with you. The skirt flares out too much and the top half is too blousey. Tailoring is your friend and yet, for some reason, you have convinced yourself it’s your enemy. You have a history of wearing dresses with yards of surplus fabric to them and this one’s no exception. Imagine a top that is actually fitted to your proportions, darling. Or a skirt that doesn’t look like a tablecloth. Or perhaps a lovely pair of tailored pants, dear. There are options beyond the ’50s housewife silhouette you tend to favor.
  • Accessories. To be blunt: your choices in this arena are almost always questionable. A big-ass leather belt is not really what this dress was crying out for. In truth, it was crying out for a bonfire, but we’ll put that aside for now. Also: patent leather peeptoes – is this really what you wanted on your feet at this moment? Somehow, we don’t think so. There are more comfortable options that are more flattering for your feet. A lovely pair of slingbacks with a kitten heel, maybe; perhaps in a more neutral shade. Also: have some fun with your jewelry, dear. You can start by actually wearing some besides those hoops (which, incidentally, also don’t really suit you).
  • Color. Certainly, there’s nothing wrong with a stark red-and-black combo, but we question whether this is the best choice for someone with your Nordic coloring. Why not let go of the black, white, and red that you seem so married to and consider a dove-grey every now and then? Or a teal? Or aubergine? Oh, sweetie. There’s a world of color out there, just waiting for you to discover it.

We hope we haven’t ruined your day by being so critical, Meryl, but it was all said out of love and besides, you’ve never heard of us and will never read this, which saddens us, but at least we got to talk to you like we’re besties.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images]

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I will always love my Meryl. And you boys are spot on. She looks like a housewife at a PTA meeting, not a world acclaimed actress touting her latest film.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        A housewife at a PTA meeting in slutty (for her) shoes.

      • HomeOfficeGirl

        Respectfully – PTA in the 50’s-60’s maybe.  Not today!  Alas… no dresses, no heels, no clutch.  Dressed up for PTA is maybe NYDJ and probably yoga pants. ;-) 

        • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

          Ohhh…you must not be going to the PTA meetings in my area.  Here it’s the 3 pounds of makeup and 20 pounds of hair, all teased to within an inch of its life and bleached beyond control.  Pair the above with as much zebra print as one can pile upon the body and top it off with the obnoxious over-sized faux-turquoise jewelry & blingy flip flops.  It’s the very height of fashion.

          • CheriCPat

             Do you live in New Jersey?

            • Nelliebelle1197

               Jersey is EXACTLY what I was thinking!

            • Thathoodwink

              Hey! I’m from NJ….I’m thinkin’ Long Island. If any broad in NJ ever crossed my path dressed like that I’d deck her with my Alexander McQueen knuckle clutch.

            • HomeOfficeGirl

              Well played, hoodwink!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

            That must be awesome to behold. Are these suburban housewives, or drag queens? And my guess for location would be the IA (Inland Empire of LA).

            • tereliz

              I was gonna say Texas. 

            • Wendi126

              Gotta be Jersey. I left 34 years ago and recently saw a pic on Fb of women from my graduating class who had a mini reunion at a bar. The bleaching the hair is usually just a strip or two in front. Animal prints abound.

            • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

              We can’t forget the dark underneath and light on top dye-job as well.  WTF possesses these women to do this?  They’re cartoonish.  Of course they probably laugh their tails off at me when I tromp through the grocery store all sweaty, muddy and beat up after hitting the trails on my mountain bike.

            • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

              Ding Ding Ding…we have a winner!

            • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

              I thought Texas, too. I never would have until I saw the Dallas housewives on Top Chef. Not at all what I would have expected.

            • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

              We don’t all dress like that.  I PROMISE!  As a result of the clashing animals prints assaulting my eyes for years now, I don’t own one single animal-print clothing item.  I’ve also put away my (real) turquoise until the trend dies.

            • tereliz

              LOL, agreed. It’s only certain parts of Texas that are the Jersey of the South. 

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_35OW6VJZLWTQDQHS4JLRTVC2JA Akumabunny

              Clearly, you’ve NEVER set foot in Texas.  If someone dressed like that in Dallas, there would be much side-eye stink eyes & bless your hearting going on. Our Dallas Divas would never dress like that- except maybe for Halloween, & even then, it would be questionable.

            • tereliz

              Actually, I live in Louisiana, so yes, I’ve set my feet in Texas a time or two. If you’ll see my other comment in this same thread, I agreed with Ginger that not everyone in Texas dresses in such a manner. It is a rather large and varied state, though I suppose you are well aware of that fact. 

              Bless your heart!

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

              My other guess was suburban Atlanta. I guess there are several locations around the country where people shell out serious $$ for things like track suits. I’ve NEVER gotten that. A beautiful cashmere cardigan? A classic pencil skirt? A killer pair of shoes? Sure. But a $500 track suit or $200 flip flops? WHY??

            • Nelliebelle1197

               Nope. Too much animal print in the description.

            • Sartorial_She

               Scottsdale?

          • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

            Oooh! Let’s play a game. Guess where I’m from? The PTA moms wear short-sleeved chambray shirts over white t-shirts and khaki capri pants with sneakers.

            • bububear

               Somewhere in the Midwest?

            • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

              Ding! Ding! Ding! 10 points for bububear!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FEP56YB4DUIXBWSLIMSSSGQHWY jimmack

      OMG. She looks like a budget-level drag queen trying to look like Meryl. You know, the kind of low rent drag show where there is no stage so they stand on the bar and lip sync to a tinny sound system. Come on. Admit it. We’ve all been there.

      • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

        I haven’t, but now I think I need to.

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Of course, I saw you there, remember?

    • Stefanos Mantyla

      Santa-Claus’ wife.

      • Sobaika

        In a post-Christmas daze.

        • lilibetp

           After too much eggnog.

      • annie_wonder

        Cannot be unseen.

    • mjude

      i love meryl. i guess i am so use to seeing her in things never flatter her that i dont mind, but maybe one day she will find TLO’s words of encouragement?

    • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

      That belt is just horrific. It gets wider smack dab in the middle of her gut (“gut” was used purely for emphasis). Quel horreur.  And, the sleeves on that dress? Anna, Leon, and Carine that is terrible.

      • AthenaJ

        The horrible belt proportions are the first thing I noticed too. It widens at exactly the place where you would NOT want it to be wide! That plus the big round buckle makes it look like she has a huge button on her abdomen – like you would find on a kid’s action figure. I expect if you pushed it, she’d start spouting off lines from The Devil Wears Prada.

    • Patricia Gillett

      Terrible outfit, but at the end of the day, she’s still Meryl Streep and that’s awesome.

      • JaneDC

        Exactly.

    • http://twitter.com/FlaviaGPantoja Flavia Pantoja

      In my book, she can do no wrong, but this outfit is well, just very very sad. But I am considering having some kind of  a ‘let’s-forget-this’ pill so I can go on adoring her. 

    • sylverlight

      … Is anyone going to mention that she really looks like she’s going to one of those “Santa” conventions? I mean REALLY. o.O !!

    • CYVH9000

      A little part of me dies when I see Meryl Streep on the red carpet. I can count on one hand the times her outfit has done her justice. It’s so disappointing. And what she’s wearing here is so, so sad! I didn’t even notice the pin when I first looked at the pictures. Where are her daughters!?? Help your mother, girls. She deserves better.

    • http://twitter.com/kaarrinaa Kar Abola

      She should always dress like Miranda Priestly. That worked SO well for her.

      • dress_up_doll

        I know! I was thinking the same thing. She looked divine in EVERYTHING.

        • Judih1

          My thoughts as well. She should have Pat Fields style her, as believe she was the one who did all the styling in Devil Wears Prada.

    • Deedles

      You know? I “get” that she’s a Serious Actress. However, so is Dame Helen Mirren and she would NEVER go to an industry event dressed like this. In my mind, I wish that they would become best friends and that Ms. Mirren would allow Meryl to raid her closet and help her play dress-up.

    • ccinnc

      Sorry, I think she’s adorable in every way, and her outfits endear her to me even more.  That pinned neckline, I love. :)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

        Me too – I love that you can actually SEE the safety pin. I have a few tops that I pin or tape when I’m at work, and I spend like 15 minutes making sure the pin/tape is invisible. I love that she just stuck it in there, said, “f*** it,” and got in the limo.

        And TLo – don’t underestimate your powers! I’m sure Meryl is reading this right now, taking careful notes. :-)

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YAMNQMUGFM4NNSPAQLZRODSD5I Angela

           I think it’s one of those sewing pins with a little ball on the end!

      • hillmad

        Thank you! She looks like a brilliant, beautiful, healthy, and happy woman of a certain age to me. I would kill to look as good! 

        • ChaquitaPhilly

          Totally agree! I know the boys are right, in a way, but…
          she’s doing her own thing and seems happy about it, so who cares.
          She’s NOT Miranda Priestly, you know, she only played her on the screen.
          Let Meryl be Meryl.

          • alyce1213

            We all know she’s not Miranda Priestly or Karen Silkwood or Karen Blixen or anyone but Meryl, but dressing better would in no way diminish her astounding talent and could only enhance her considerable physical beauty.

      • TheOriginalLulu

        Yeah, she just seems so refreshingly normal, doesn’t she? Like your fun aunt who pins the neckline of her blouse for modesty, but after a couple of glasses of rum punch will hit the dance floor and shake it for all it’s worth.

        I wish she were my aunt, though, because I would say, “Aunt Meryl, you look great but that giant belt has GOT to go. I’ll help you find something better.”

    • http://twitter.com/kaarrinaa Kar Abola

      She should always dress like Miranda Priestly. That worked SO well for her.

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      Oh, honey. That’s a sad, sad look for someone of your immense talents. Channel Miranda Priestly, just a little. Please. 

    • annie_wonder

      Maybe it’s my giant Meryl-crush blinding me I actually think this is one of her better outfits – at least there’s some sort of shape to it, unlike the tents she’s worn at other events. Definitely could be improved in so many ways but I think she’s taking baby steps right now.

      • MilaXX

         I can’t. She was on national tv with a safety pin in her blouse.

        • annie_wonder

          Haha, yes, so she was. Ah, she’s like a mad aunty.

    • solastalgia

      I read this as “Meryl Streep Gets Arrested” and thought WHAT

    • joancarol

      Maybe she’s friends with Linda McMahon.

    • call_me_schmeg

      skipping the bullet points and comments, my first thought: mrs. klaus.
       
      ok, now to go read everything….

    • MilaXX

      She looks a hot mess. Still remove the modesty pin, swap out the belt and add a better shoe & I’d have let that awful dress pass.

      • TheOriginalLulu

        Seriously. That belt is bigger than her whole head.

    • Judy_J

      She needs to keep Chris March on retainer and just let him dress her.

      • Alisa Rivera

        Yes, he knows how to flatter her but keep her comfortable as well. I’ve never seen her look as self-confident on the red carpet as she did in his dresses.

      • ratgirlagogo

         That is exactly what I was thinking.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QK3MTAHUVJCMI7DANY6WFCAIUM n a

      yea… love her but, :(

    • Laura Valentine

      I feel like Helen Mirren needs to show up at her house and stage an intervention.  Maybe with Judi Dench in tow.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I like her make up. But yes, bonfire is the only place for that dress.  And that shitty belt. 

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Compared to some of the throws she wears wrapped around herself, I think this looks pretty put together.  It’s relative, I know.  Just sayin’…

    • Judy_S

      Everything you say is true. But I adore this particular fifties housewife.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B3CIEK7XAS3YKAAKFJFMIIKC4I Nacogdoches

      I wish she WOULD read your assessments. 

      • 3boysful

         Word.

        Ok out there–whichever Bitter Kitten’s brother-in-law’s neighbor’s realtor’s cousin’s hairdresser’s sister is Meryl’s BFF, pass the word along!

    • BobStPaul

      It’s a shame she almost always looks so dowdy in her ill-fitting clothes, especially when she can look fabulous, as she did in her Chris March Oscar dress.

    • GillianHolroyd

      I think Louboutin tossed her a pair of freebies and her first thought was: have to match them somehow, oh I have this black belt I got years ago…

      • 3boysful

         And speaking of black belts, a large one like this is not your friend when you are short-waisted.  I speak from experience.  A tailored dress and eye-drawing-upwards necklace would have worked wonders.

        Mary Louise, one of your daughters could help you with this stuff.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      Actually, the first thing I thought when I saw this picture is that this isn’t nearly as heinous as some of the things the Divine Ms Streep has chosen to wear on the RC.  It is wrong in so many ways, but she has done much worse.

    • Carrieanno

      Meryl Streep could show up in a bath towel and turban and I’d still say “more power to you, girl.” 

    • nannypoo

      Either she doesn’t care, or her public appearances are oscar-worthy performances where she convincingly acts like she doesn’t care. She is certainly aware that there are better clothes for her. She was in The Devil Wears Prada and that recent Vogue spread, for god’s sake, but she still dresses like a frump. I think this particular crusade is a lost cause. 

      • rh33

         I was just thinking how amazing she looked in “The Devil…” If only she could embrace a little bit of that fashion bitch in her premier appearances.

    • http://twitter.com/emilyf007 emily

      While I agree it’s not working, I do love that she opted for the Louboutin peeptoes. I mean honestly, I know she’s a lady star and all but being 63 would usually exempt her from the potential to wear horribly uncomfortable shoes for a long period of time but instead she said “fuck it, I’m gonna wear the fuck me shoes.” And I like it.

    • MoHub

      She’s Meryl Streep She can wear whatever she likes. Especially since she’s one of the few women in Hollywood who’s willing to own her age.

      On the other hand, maybe she needs to give Sissybear a call.

    • l_c_ann

      First she needs to get a custom sloper made, then give it to an intelligent designer and wait a week.  Custom fit isn’t that hard, but off the rack doesn’t work for her.
      What color glasses should she be wearing?  The black distract, maybe gray as a true neutral?

    • Saucysusan

      A thin belt, small..I emphasize small shoulder pads, lose the safety pin & put on a camisole,cute sandals,different earrings,..oh nevermind.

    • tereliz

      Is that belt buckle almost as big as her clutch? I love you, Meryl, but please don’t ever wear those out together again. 

    • Chillmer

      If you need a safety pin to keep the neckline from gaping, it Does Not Fit.

      • kimmeister

        I don’t think that’s necessarily true.  Wrap dresses/tops are great for standing, but when you’re seated, they just pop open.  I am very small busted and this happens to me all the time.

    • guest2visits

      Agreed on all counts. For someone who nails her every role with perfection, she just casts her personal style control to the wind.
      Appearing for public functions has got to be more considered than when happily buzzing around in her own private life.
      God I want to see her in something that looks really nice.

    • formerlyAnon

      Oh, I wore almost this ensemble (though no doubt cheaper) back in the 80s, pin in the neckline and all. My large leather belt was perhaps not quite so large at the buckle, the dress was blue and the shoes way cheaper and more likely pumps than peep toes. But same lack of tailoring, overly full top, (did I mention pin in the neckline?) and no jewelry but not-that-fabulous earrings.

      I didn’t even think it looked great at the time, just good-enough-for-work.

      And if the major difference between what *I* wore & what Ms. Streep wears is price point, she is in deeper trouble than you kind gentlemen are conveying.

       

    • DaveUWSNYC

      Oh man…I thought she was pregnant.

    • bitterk

      Introducing high school math teacher of the year!

    • Susan Crawford

      I think Ms. Streep should hire Tom and Lorenzo – I’m serious! Even if it’s just for a one-day consult where the fellas go through her closet in the morning and weed out some of her more egregious garments. Then, after a nice lunch, Tom and Lorenzo spend a couple of hours going through magazines and web-sites creating a “look-book” for her. Last but not least, the three of them head out for some serious shopping to re-stock that closet. Then comes a nice wine-fueled dinner.

      Come on, Ms. Streep – not only would you have a BLAST with our fearless leaders, but they will guide you in the paths of righteous style! You deserve it.

    • prettybigkitty

      Meryl doesn’t have to pole dance for anything.  At this point her name and performance are enough to sell just about anything.   Too bad she can’t hire Pat Field to style her for every event.  She looked stunning in The Devil Wears Prada.

      • JaneDC

        She was playing Miranda Priestly. She IS Meryl Streep.

    • Rebecca Zmarzly

      I lay my head on my desk and weep. I am currently sporting a black, red, and white ensemble consisting of a ’50s housewife silhouette and black patent leather peep toes. I did leave the big-ass black belt at home (although I almost put it on).

      Then again, my coloring and curvy (read “lumpy”) figure are about as far from Ms. Meryl as you can get while still hailing from a similar ancestral background. Still, even though I look fab today, it still hurts (HURTS, damn you!) to have pretty much everything you’ve got on called out as being frumpy and dumpy. :D Darn it, I look SASSY today!

      I jest. Yes, Ms. Meryl looks sad in this frock. Not remotely what you should wear to a movie premiere.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        Sweetie, one thing we always try and get across is the idea of dress+wearer+venue. An outfit works depending on all three of those variables. That this doesn’t work on Meryl doesn’t mean it doesn’t work on you.

        • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

           Oh, and we should also add: That WE don’t think this works doesn’t make it a universal truth. Take all our opinions with a grain of salt. No one died and made us the Popes of Fashion.

          • formerlyAnon

             “Popes of Fashion” has a ring to it, though.

        • Rebecca Zmarzly

          Thanks for the pep talk.  :) I got an official consult from my gay uncles! You just pushed my day up a notch.

          Trust me, I completely understand the difference in dressing for my tech writing job vs. pole dancing for a movie premiere. I’m just stoked that I found a pair of heels that I can stand wearing to the office. First time in 9 months!

    • Thathoodwink

      Oh dear….the belt was what I found most offensive until y’all pointed out the pin holding the neckline closed. At the very least, she should buy a spool of red thread and a needle and just make a lil stitch to close it up!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=713709401 Randy Noak

      Red is not the problem, it’s this gaudy shade of tomato red that rarely looks good on anyone. If she’d gone for a darker scarlet or crimson, she would have been okay.

    • http://twitter.com/GuidosDaddy Jason M. Galloway

      Goddess.  Can do no wrong.  She’s Meryl Fucking Streep. 

      • JaneDC

        Exactly.

      • julnyes

         She is and she can’t, but those clothes are doing wrong things to her.

    • RoxieRider

      I love that even though she seldom fails to look as if she gives not a single fuck about any of this, she still looks happy and pleasant and even as if she’s genuinely enjoying herself. Like she’s set her mind to enjoy this idiotic thing she has to do. I thought Jennifer Lawrence was shooting for this during the Hunger Games poledance, though she hadn’t nearly achieved Meryl’s zen yet. It’s a comment unrelated to her dressing–there’s no reason she couldn’t look polished, stylish, and authentic with essentially no more effort than she puts in now, with some helpful consulting–but I just really respond to her attitude about the whole enjoyable nonsense of movie promotion.

    • Call me Bee

      I am really torn about this.  She looks happy and healthy and she’s Meryl Streep!  But this outfit is just not working, is it?  She is only a few years older than I, so I understand thinking that looser clothing may disguise that thick middle that we all have at this age…but it never does, and the big honkin’ belt is not helping either. 
      Tailoring would help.  And a different sleeve length.  And a real hairdo. 
      Or–just say f*ck it all and show up like this! 
      I’ve always felt as though Meryl and I could become BFFs.  Anyone have her number?

    • DaveinAlamitosBeach

      I have no problem with the color of the dress.  It’s the big black belt coupled with it that moves it into Santa Claus territory.  Surely she thought about it no?  But what I don’t get is that Meryl seems to want to cover up her body (like most of us), so if you have to put a pin in it, give the dress away to your maid and put on something else.  You know, I love that she occasionally wears pants, so why not make them your uniform?  You can make it look classy, just rent some old Katharine Hepburn movies.

    • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

      Every single word of this is perfection.

    • Maluca

      I love the fact that you can see the pin she used to keep her cleavage tasteful! 

    • JaneDC

      I am 2 months younger than Meryl Streep and a devoted TLo fan. Let me just say that whenever I see her wearing whatever she wants and looking comfortable and happy, I do a fist pump for all of us who know we are not kids who have to spend endless hours getting a look exactly in order to have any degree of self esteem. Them days are over, so I say go for what’s fun and comfortable. It doesn’t make her any less Meryl Streep, and she looks a lot more genuine that many of the of the ingenues who have graced this wonderful blog. I have spoken.

      • alyce1213

        I am 7 months younger than Meryl, and people even say I resemble her or that we’re the same type.  Yet, I don’t see my age as a reason to give up looking my best, especially on the red carpet (lol, as if).  
        I don’t spend “endless hours getting a look exactly in order to have any degree of self esteem,” nor do I think Meryl would or that she needs to. Making better clothing choices would in no way diminish her, it would just make her more glorious.

        Comfort/fun and pretty/flattering are NOT mutually exclusive.  In other words, she can dress better AND be comfortable and have fun with her clothing.

      • bellafigura1

        I’m five years younger and them days ain’t over until I say they’re over, which I won’t. And she looks neither fun nor comfortable, she looks awkward and matronly and like she’s hiding her beauty, which is CONSIDERABLE.

    • j_anson

      Huh, this entry really made me think. I think she looks fine if what she’s going for is “neat and professional.” Is this look enhancing her sex appeal? Not really. But the red is visually pleasing and she looks happy and put together. I dunno. There are plenty of stars who can and should be selling their sex appeal/Hollywood glamour. Of course that’s part of the industry and always will be, and I wouldn’t be reading this blog if I didn’t enjoy it as much as the next person. But the more I think about it, the more I sort of like the idea of some actors, even big name ones, being able to present themselves as no-nonsense professionals rather than glamazons. This absolutely means they’ll miss opportunities to come off as fierce. But maybe that’s okay. I love Meryl Streep, but I don’t think people go to see her movies because she’s glamorous. They go to see her movies because she’s very good at her craft and disappears seamlessly into her roles.

    • PeaceBang

      Her belt buckle is bigger than her head. That’s never good.

      • formerlyAnon

         Except maybe in rodeo.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      We can’t even mention the make up and hair, can we. My face is making sad expressions.

    • suzanne77

      You never know guys, I mean, she’s had Chris March design for her and you all are the number one Project Runway experts, so, like doing the math where TLo/Laura x Nina Garcia, um, carry the Kors, = BFF WITH MERYL STREEP IN 6 MONTHS!!! OH, I am so excited for you!!!! *weeps happy tears*

    • Tatiana Luján

      She looked so sexy in Devil Wears Prada. I wish she had learnt something from that movie.

    • Tatiana Luján

      She looks like Santa’s wife. She must be looking forward to Christmas.

    • littlemac8

      Look at her toes, PUFs!  Mary Louise has blue/green toenail polish.  That girl knows how to have fun but not how to dress!

    • ccm800

      Aw. She does support the PR kids though. 

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      Someone PLEASE send this to Meryl!  She needs to hear this. 

    • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

      maybe not on her, or on this dress, but i fucking LOVE that big-ass belt! thats all.

    • bittykitty

      did i just hear you recommend neutral shoes? gasp!

    • turtleemily

      She’s smiling because she’s commando under that dress and the belt is the only thing holding it together.

    • quiltrx

      When I think Meryl, I think ‘elegant’.  But she so seldom dresses that way.  She was wearing Chris March for a while and that seemed to be working back then.

      And you don’t have to dress like a frump because you’re “of an age”, Mary Louise.  Go take some lessons from Helen Mirren!

    • LinXGUA

      T&Lo’s advice has to reach Meryl somehow, right? maybe? … right?
      I Absolutely Agree about the color. Everything can be changed, but we sadly know that tomorrow she’ll appear in the same color. 
      Another sad thing is that there must be an army of gays dying to dress her, but she prefers to stick to her tastes. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=18800610 Mando Kelly

      dats one big buckle, yo

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

      I LOVE her but she needs an update.  It’s the opening of her movie for gosh sakes — look the part.  Sadly, she looks like she’s going to the grocery store, not an opening.

    • mellbell

      Her dress has toggles. Enough said.

    • shazaam

      Ha ha ha!  Love the dress, love the belt, and oh how I love the pin!  But most of all I love this down-to-earth woman who provides so much enjoyment by being able to morph into any character on earth.  And I love how she’s all about art and not celebrity.  Love how she hates the business side of the business.  Love how she dances to her own idiosyncratic, joyful beat.

      Life is short.  Don’t spend it worrying about what to wear.

      Nods to JaneDC and j_anson.

    • nancylee61

      She put a pin in the neckline? I didn’t even see that! I love her for being so normal, I do that too, but I am not the best actress in the world! Agree with your assessment.