Emmys IN or OUT: Nicole Kidman in Antonio Berardi

Posted on September 24, 2012

We unreservedly loved this the second we saw it, but many, many twitter-peeps vehemently disagreed.

Nicole Kidman attends the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in an Antonio Berardi dress paired with Fred Leighton jewelry.

Antonio Berardi Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Irina Nikolaeva

Those twitter-peeps are crazy. We actually love it more with the jacket, but we understand it was literally something like 120 degrees on the red carpet and we may be bitches, but we’re not cruel, inhumane bitches, so we understand why she opted to leave the jacket at home.

Wow. Keith Urban is wearing ladyheels and she still towers over him.

Anyway, we could see having some quibbles; like with the shape the sequins make and how she now has glittery vagina wings, or her somewhat depressing strappy sandals. Or you might note that her hair is back to looking fried. We wouldn’t dream of arguing with you on any of those points, but the overall effect is stunning and yes, we gay-gasped when we first saw her. To us, this is a WERQ with some reservations, but it seems people other an us are going to ruin things by having different opinions, so fine. Let’s hear them.

Vote Now!


IN! She is an ice goddess!


OUT! She looks like she’d shatter if she bumped into something.

Like Raymond, everyone loves Hailee Steinfeld, and pretty much everyone loved her cute little t-shirt-and-cocktail-dress getup (although some thought her way too young for the look), voting it IN.



[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

    • megohd

      IN, IN, IN. That ice blue/white combo is stunning.

    • SuzBald

      I like it better with the jacket, too – but from a distance, all you could see was Nicole in the audience.  It was a standout, and a beautiful one at that.  

      • Sobaika

        I’m not sure a jacket would translate well on a red carpet (although it’s to die and if anyone can, Nicole can). The overall look is most certainly an IN.

        • EveEve

          Plus it was a bazillion degrees in LA yesterday.  Big IN from me.  They were in the front row and the white of her dress just shone against the sea of tuxedos and dark dresses.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001146574135 Katharine Margaret

      Definitely an IN. I loved it from the moment I saw it. When I saw it up close, I wished that maybe the beading wasn’t so heavy on the bodice, but altogether I think she looked stunning.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      It’s not something I’d pick, but it isn’t horrific. It’s eye-catching, and that’s the point of a dress on the RC. IN

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      What I’m more disturbed by, is when looking at the shape defined by the sequins, the negative space shape between her legs is rather, um, piston-like. (ahem)  I can’t un-see it. 
      That said, I’m going with IN. Even though her pursed lipped, “I think you’re a douche, but I’m too ladylike to say so” smile is starting to annoy me.
      I do, at the end, love the color of the sequin decoration on her. Perfect.

      • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

        Oh no.  She does have a, um, piston.  Her sequinned vagina-wings are cradling a negative-space piston.  

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

        Just say it. Phallic skyscraper. 

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

           omg. I barked out loud at this.

      • Winter_White

        Masterful deployment of a euphemism.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd


      • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

         See, I got all crass. All I can see is an “Insert dick here” sign.

      • Call me Bee

        Yeah–it’s there.  The sequin design below the waist may have been good on paper, but looks awkward on the body.  If they’d been all filled in it would have looked like an apron.  Not good, either.  And no embellisment below the waist would made for a boring skirt.  IDK–mabe a scattering on the skirt…?  I say OUT, still. 

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie


      I love it – gorgeous dress!

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

      I’m having a tough time with this one because that blue thing looks like one of those iron-on rhinestone patterns you find at the craft store.  However, I did gasp when I saw it, so that counts for something. Bitch can work a vagina wing like no other. IN. 

    • Patricia Gillett

      IN. This is very much her wheelhouse. The color and cut suits her very well. The jacket would have been overkill UNLESS she was nominated for an award herself, then it would have been diva-tastic and spot on.  And props to Keith Urban. I can’t even wear heels that high! Hope he was sitting for most of the night. T

      • LadyJazzmine

        She was nominated, but didn’t win.

    • MoHub

      Love it, except that the skirt makes it look as if she has no hips. Love it with the jacket even better, and I’m sure the AC in the theater was running.

      So who’s shorter: Keith Urban or Tom Cruise?

      • megohd

        Good Question! I see Tom Cruise listed as 5’7″. Seeing multiple heights for Keith—5’8.5″ and 5’10”. I actually would have thought TC was taller, because KU looks truly wee to me. 

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

          It’s probably because of KU’s hair – it just looks so heavy on him.

    • http://twitter.com/Kathy_Marlow aka Darth Mommy

      She looks regal, valkyrie-like..IN

    • http://www.what-the-frock.com Dana WhatTheFrock

      It’s fine. More IN than OUT, but I’m not crazy about it.

    • Judy_S

      IN! how smart Tom and Lorenzo are to know a goddess when they see one. And where else would a goddess wear he wings?

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      I love it, HOWEVER I think that is because it reminds me of Agnetha’s cat dress (Abba reference, for those of you who don’t remember the 70s).

    • http://profiles.google.com/melantha.chimera Eileen Duffy

      She needs to be a redhead or brunette, and she needs BANGS.  Why she insists on doing the pin straight blonde thing is beyond me.  So unflattering.

      • ceceliadid

         Totally agree.  What would have taken this look to a WERQ for me is a mass of curls in a color that contrasts more with her skin.

      • christinewithanx

         She starts filming in Paris this week as Princess Grace. Kelly. Yeah, that one. It’s so upsetting.

        • nancylee61

          January Jones would have been much better for that role than Nicole Kidman!! Ridiculous!!

          • syrupandsugar

             But, Nicole Kidman can act and January Jones…

            • christinewithanx

               Agreed. Kidman’s playing Grace at age 32, as well, so good thing she’s had all that work done!

    • http://twitter.com/juliafoxtrot Julia Fox

      SO IN. But she is my woman crush, so I might be a little biased. Look at her body in it! I would have loved it with the jacket, but like youse, I totally understand why she doesn’t have it on.

    • GorgeousThings

      IN! She looks sleek and modern, and it’s a nice change from all the retro-styling. 

      And as far as Keith – give the boy props for not being intimidated by her height, unlike the loser she was married to before.

    • newleaf1

      In.  That is all.

    • teensmom99

      IN–this is dress has her name all over it.  She looks fab (though agree re why the fried hair . . .)

    • Laylalola

      In. And the hair to me looks pretty good for a mid-40something.  

    • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.wordpress.com Catherine

      IN. I miss her red hair, but this is Nicole at her best – an interesting dress that’s NOT like everyone else’s! I think this is the best I’ve seen her look in months.

    • Elizabeth Denton

      She looks SO good in this cool dress! It’s her full-of-filler face thats out. 

    • http://twitter.com/MarfMom Maya

      In. Not a fan of the ensemble, but it works on her better than it would on anyone else, and it’s better than she’s looked for awhile.

    • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

      Knee jerk reaction says out, but that’s just because Ms. Kidman is NOT my favorite.  But she’s looking pretty stellar here so have to give props where due – In.  This is a tough dress to pull off, and she’s doing it.

    • http://twitter.com/BookcaseHat Emily

      I like it better with the jacket, but it’s still an IN.

      The shoes, hair, and makeup are all sad and prevent this from being a WERQ.

    • jmorino08

      IN! The dress is interesting and fits her beautifully. She really stood out from the crowd and that’s all that matters right?

    • Emily Giovanni

      She looks like an angel! In.

    • Jessi03

      In!  Lovely!  

    • http://twitter.com/awtchy1 Ashley

      In with the dress, out with the makeup that looks post-heroin-hooker bingeish.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=518485090 Jesse Rabbits

      IN, she looks like the Ice Queen, and rightfully so.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mwwgrimm Mariah W Grimm

      Looks great, but that jacket would have made her a total Tron ice princess, which, you know, would have been awesome.

    • Catiline

      IN.  It does slightly weird things to her proportions up top, but the overall effect is awesome and unforgettable.

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    • Billie_Dawn

      In! She resorts to wearing all-white or other colors that wash her out way too often, so this is a nice combination of comfort zone + risk taking. Although she really, really needs to go back to the red hair.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brenda.maines Brenda Creamer Maines

      In.  Love, love the color on her.  

    • Zeeshan Ali


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

      IN. This dress is gorgeous, but not everyone could wear it. She looks wonderful.

    • kalisa

      I thought they were wings. And she was wearing it backwards. 

    • In_Stitches

      There’s some warrior-goddess, Norse queen-of-battle fierceness in that dress and the styling completely let it down.   That center part, tucked behind the ears, hair that she goes to time after time is just not right for this.   Stepford hair doesn’t work on Xena’s wedding gown.  Plus, it looks like she did her makeup herself.  It’s the Emmy’s Nicole, step it up.  OUT.

    • Michael_Jones

      In.  No question.

    • fiestyfashionfem

      The dress is an “in” but her overall look is an “out” – can we do that?  And it is an “out” because of her hair and her pained, puffed face.  Please stop, Nicole.  You are so very very beautiful without all that stuff in your face.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

      I’m completely distracted by how red her eyes are!  Shouldn’t Visine be available backstage?

    • http://www.facebook.com/bert.keeter Bert Keeter

      Gives her a Pigeon Breast look…nyeh!

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

      Love the dress, not crazy about her makeup.

      And Keith Urban’s ladyheels are hilarious. He should take pointers from Nicolas Sarkozy and go with lifts instead – less visible.

    • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

      In, from the neck down. I think she should have worn the jacket, it’s beautifully retro.  Her hair and makeup are tragic.

    • llou56

      yes, but her hair and makeup, no.

    • call_me_schmeg

      IN! and her face isn’t looking as harsh as it has in the past. girl looks HAPPY.

    • CPK1

      i love it. Stunning dress, perfect for her.

    • AtticWife

      IN! Bonkers.

    • mjude

      IN. love her

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      In. Love this dress. Further reasons I pretty much am never on twitter (unless TLo is livetweeting something, pretty much). But I quibble with TLo in that the jacket, while fabulous, might take this look into Grand Dame territory, of which Ms. Kidman is still a few decades shy.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLJGWC4T6AO6XW7NHN3CB42QHI Brittany and Jordan

      I liked – it was a refreshing palette on her if nothing else, and I liked the wing effect. IN.

    • piecesofconfetti

      IN! What’s not to like? I can’t see the shoes, and they do look a bit sad, but everything else is working.

    • Apocalipstick Now Redux

      Out.  She looks like she’s wearing a vagina space dock.  

    • Reneesance

      IN, gorgeous dress, just lovely on her but I hate when she goes blonde. 

    • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

      No matter what I think of her or her creepy face, it´s an IN. The hair could be better, sure, but it´s not Connie Britton bad either.

    • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

      that close-up to her face is scary bro

    • siena Mystic

      It’s gorgeous, I love it. Definitely an In.

    • e jerry powell


      Bitch still can’t move her face.  And this marrying short men has got to stop.

    • janierainie

      I say in! If you can’t wear vagina wings to the Emmys, where can you wear them?!

    • http://twitter.com/maggie162 Maggie

      What’s not to love? Take away the mom shoes and I’d go as far as a WERQ. This dress loves her.

    • MilaXX

      I liked it and thought the look suited her. Not WERQ worthy, but a good showing nonetheless

    • Jeremiah Capacillo

      IN! Great color! Those shoes are sad though.

    • http://twitter.com/SupposedlyFun Greg B.

      IN. She really stood out in the crowd and the sequin detail totally distracted me from the fact that her face is beginning to look immobile again. She’s gonna fly those vagina wings to the Promised Land …

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IEBOA5WAAIRKYXLALBIKMDFKKE abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

      of cos it’s IN, what vagina wing? you guys are just having way too many nasty thoughts.

    • http://profiles.google.com/saramichelef Sarah Michele Ford

      Wait, there are people who don’t like this dress?

      The hair looks good from far away – I think a really sleek look is what the dress requires – but up close it looks awful.

    • Cathy S

      I liked it, but then I saw it with the jacket and I really wished she’d worn that. Hell, her husband’s wearing a jacket, she could have worn in for the pictures at least. It’s a nice gown but so much better with the jacket.

    • janetjb

      Modern, unusual and beautiful.  In.

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      In. Love this. I’m you your team, TLo!

    • sanja_ramic

      IN. I tuned into the Emmy broadcast about half-way through and Nicole immediately caught my attention, I too love it more with the jacket and wish I could see how the whole look translates into ‘real life’, but it’s a pretty stunning look.

    • PeggyOC

      In. It’s elegant, classy and looks awesome on her.  I do wish she’d go back to red hair, as the blonde washes her out, but that’s minor.

    • http://twitter.com/Gothama1 Liz H.

      Ice Goddess! No question!  I think the jacket would have been too much. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1183772509 Jen Hughes

      I hate to say it because she bugs me, but it’s a pretty stunning dress. In, I guess. Sigh. 

    • pattyw

      To be fair to Keith, she’s like 6’5″ in those heels. 

    • Lilithcat

      It really needs the jacket to pull the look together.

    • Judy_J

      I say IN!  Love the dress, and it fits like a dream.  Not so crazy about her hair, but we all have bad hair days, don’t we? 

    • VioletFem

      IN. She looks stunning. Not crazy about the hair, but the dress is gorgeous and the overall affect is beautiful.

    • http://6things.blogspot.com par3182

      OUT. It reminds me of a bedazzled version of one of those novelty aprons with an exaggerated woman’s shape (usually in underwear) on it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      in that’s amazing

    • Mary229

      I like it better with the jacket too but honestly….this works for me.   She has been looking great lately.

    • bringbackbeatles

      When I first saw her, I did not love this dress. It wasn’t horrible or anything, but it just seemed like it made her look bigger on top because of the metallic and was a little like armor. And, of course, the shoes suck. But, when I saw the runway photo with the jacket, that’s when I gasped. I would have loved to see her with the jacket, at least in photos. So, OUT.

    • LadyJazzmine

      In, but I hate the hair and I wish she actually still looked like Nicole Kidman and not Joan Rivers playing Nicole Kidman. :/

    • l_c_ann

      Husband came in, looked over my shoulder and asked if that was a NYC skyscraper dress from PR.  First thing he saw was the sequined outlined skyscraper pointing to her belly button.
      If it had the jacket, it would be in.  It didn’t, and that (to me) makes it out.

    • http://twitter.com/floretbroccoli Florrie Brafman


    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W7A5N4G7FDTV5U2KOHBVSB55XI Basket


    • whatireallymeant

      Out. Looks like e project runway challenge where the designer ran out of time.

    • ConnieBV

      She has like two inches worth of roots, but IN. The dress is stunning and she has just the coloring and height to pull it off. IN

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      Can’t deny she looks great. Her hair, makeup, facial expression… much softer than usual, and that alone merits an IN.
      Add a striking dress (although slightly disturbing nether regions), and we have a winner.

    • filmcricket

      I *should* like it, because there’s blue & sparkles & it’s vaguely Deco in the pattern, but… no. It looks home-ec cheap to me and appears to be pulling around her hips which is ridiculous because she’s a twig.

      I fully admit I may be biased, though: she was sitting in the front row and every shot I saw of her she was fixing her hair or talking to hubby or doing ANYTHING other than applauding the winners, and I’m just like “If you don’t want to be there, don’t. No one thought you were going to win anyway.” Tom Hanks has twice as many Oscars as she does and he clapped for everything.

      TL;DR: Out.

    • Tatiana Luján

      Absolut IN. I wish she had wore different shoes, tough.

    • crackineggs

      I logged in to vote IN in case the vote was needed, but I see we mostly all agree.  (that sentence was overly prepositioned)

    • SapphoPoet

      IN! A stunning dress. Lots of visual interest and her face looks softer than it has done. Agree about the hair. 

    • hmariec19

      Love it. She looks fab.

    • nannypoo

      She often shows up at red carpet events with spectacular dresses, and this is no exception. Her hair is awful. She should leave her face alone. She has begun to look like a Nicole Kidman impersonator.

    • ert4osu

      Besides the fact that it looks like she has the outline of the empire state building on her crotch and her hair looks like it has been applied to her hair with a hot glue gun and the shoes are a to boring and matchy… I love the colors together and they work very well on her. IN.

    • MissAnnieRN

      IN.  Although why did it give the illusion of a belly pooch from front on?  Nicole Kidman is THIN.

      • formerlyAnon

         But she’s also mid-40s. Depending on what her genes want her body to do, she’s old enough to develop a tiny bit of a belly even if she’s thin.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Harris/1358701372 Linda Harris

      In, the dress looks fab, but her hair looks like shit

    • tylka5

      In.  She looks beautiful and happy. 

    • twocee

      In.  I agree with the quibbles, especially the hair, but the dress really is beautiful.

    • bhl_1123

      Absolutely IN–though it seems like she is over-Botoxing again.

    • kolokOlchik

      Absolutely IN

    • nancymae

      In. I squeed with delight when I saw this.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/JT35JLXC5UYODOB4QX4ZG6F55I mkdonnellan

      I was too distracted by the plumped lips and botoxed face to focuse on the dress

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

      In. So interesting. I hate her hair though.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      she looks lovely and i like the dress, i do wish she would stay with a deeper shade of red hair however, that washed out strawberry blonde does little for her…

    • miagain

      IN… stunning

    • LuxuryLime

      IN. She looks amazing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/erin.kristoff Erin Kristoff


    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      In. Her hair is a little disheveled, but that dress is so spectacular I can’t ding her for it. IN!

    • Carlos Abreu

      i just think it has an awkward shape from waist down accentuating the ” sparkling vagina wings”… maybe 2 or 3 inches long… would’ve been nice… i dont like white on her… cause she’s already too pale… and the shoes are ugly enough to not be seen… the sparkling is too literal on white… i9’ll give it a  2/5

    • NCDFan

      Definitely In!  Great color for her, eye catching, and she’s standing next to a great accessory! 

    • belfebe

      I think it’s a beautiful dress on her.  However, I am not sure about the fit across her lower torso, and that’s why I would give it an OUT.  But she’s working the shit out of if, I will give her that.

    • barbarienne

      IN. your twitter peeps need a drink or something.

      I think it looks better at a distance than up close, where the pattern of different sizes and shapes of sequins gets too busy for my eyes.

      Not sure about the jacket. It just amps up the whole “angel wings” effect, but it sure is striking. I would need to see the back of the jacket.

    • xmixiex

      IN.  love. 

    • j_anson

      IN. This is clearly awesome and even unusual.

    • Carlos Abreu

      i just dont see what’s the point having a ton of stylists when u do choices that u know will be ridicularized by pretty much everyone… even if some might like… it’s pathetic… and it shows that a lot of these girls doesnt have good a personal good taste or they are just fucked up… just go to london or paris during a fashion week and pretty much anyone unknown hanging around the street dresses so much better with so less than nikole and a bunch of celebrities…

    • HeatherMcIlrath

      IN IN IN IN IN. i think the overall affect is absolutely gorgeous

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2LIE6ISFQUBIAO7OB6U5TAVXXQ Depot'er

      OUT, looks like some kind of hand crafted project to me…hey kids! lets put shinies on a pair of old white pants!

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    • Sally3000

      My immediate reaction was that the sequins were shaped like some sort of gynecological tongs. It’s really hard for me not to see that due to the shape and the color. I tried really hard and the best I could do was to instead see a giant robot spider or a giant tooth with long roots. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/ruthieoo Ruthie O

      Striking. In.

    • Jenna621

      I loved this on her.  Definite IN.

    • tereliz

      IN! Stunning dress on her.

    • Anathema_Device

      In! She looks like a fancy resort swimming pool, in good way.

      Don’t care for the matchy shoes. Should have gone with silver.

    • Anne At Large

      I don’t love the hair/makeup/accessory choices but she looks more like she is genuinely smiling than she has in a while on the RC to me and if anyone can work a robot Ice queen dress, she’s the one for me.

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      IN! When you’re right, you’re right, boys.

    • Allison Evans

      In! I loved it when I saw it!

    • snarkykitten


    • julnyes

      I agree with TLo – IN.

    • sweetestsith

      IN. She looks striking as hell, I dig the color on her and the sequin work is very pretty.

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

      IN! Gorgeous.

    • Neverbuynewclothes

      If anyone can rock a shiny, Joan of Arc breastplate, it’s she. Thanks, Nicole, for an interesting dress.  IN.

    • meowing

      While I’m not a fan of hers, I do like this dress for her–long column of white with the bright blue designs (even wings).  However, I continue to be creeped out by her eyebrows.  She perpetually looks angry, even when smiling.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Fabulous. She looks SO much better since she ditched the Cruise, got over the whole depression break-up thing, and got some sense of self back.

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      IN. I like that it’s different, and I love the colors. The hair, as you said, isn’t great, but the dress stands on its own.

    • quiltrx

      IN.  Ice goddess indeed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001998855370 Fatima Siddique

      I love it. She’s really making the glittery vag-wings work for her. 

    • Mirandom

      IN! This was my favorite Red Carpet look.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Lentz/51900505 Andrea Lentz

       IN IN IN. It is one of my fav looks of the whole night!

    • leftcoastpickle

      out, yuck. Ms. Kidman is looking healthy, though.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XAFAJ53QF3DLEFQB3WTLMRM75E MarinaB


    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J2VE4NE2FY2BP4QD2XOYKJGLPI Laura

      LOVE it. IN

    • amf0001

      she’s getting too vampirish, ancient eyes peering out of a forever frozen face… I wish she would let herself line a little… she would look so much prettier!

    • Wellworn

      IN – it’s sleek, it’s not boring or vulgar, as some of those patterns have been lately.  And, those sequins are in my favorite color.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      She is managing to bring off a dress with a white, stylized inset of either a) the empire state building, b) the tip of a fountain pen, or c) a penis.  That alone makes this an IN.  (My first thought was it looks much better with the jacket, too.)  Anyone else think Alexis Carrington wore this in a previous lifetime?

    • lizajane1776

      In. Ice Queen dressing appropriately.

    • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

      IN even though the severe centre-split makes the look Rain Man’s symmetrical dream. Side parting would have been better.

    • gabbilevy

      IN. I love it, and I think her makeup looks pretty. Shoes look hideous though. 

    • Fisher&SonsFuneralHome

      It almost looks like someone appliqued the ass of a pair of jeans on a white gown until you look closer.

      • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth Mellone

        That’s all I can see, too! It’s really the only thing preventing me from loving this dress.

    • Candigirl1968

      IN. But when did Nicole start morphing into Rebecca Romijn?

    • kaycem

      idk who disagreed, but they’re as wrong as wrong can be.  (i was surprised this was even getting the ol’ in/out treatment [sounds dirty] to be honest.)

      absolutely IN.

    • http://twitter.com/anairbb Briana Blanchard

      IN. Definitely ice goddess-y and stunning overall, but I’m not a fan of the giant arrow pointing at her crotch…

    • Zaftiguana

      IN. Twitter bitches don’t know shit.

    • guest2visits

      Half like this dress. I think the blue sequin design is gorgeous, but ends too soon. It literally looks like a PR contestant ran out of
      money at Mood and this was all the pretty embellishment that they could afford. It has a way of making this look like 2 different
      dresses; top and bottom.  The shoes look so much like casual beach sandals from the front, that it adds to the split-presentation
      of the dress.   

    • jw_ny

      IN – stunning, as per usual.

      I’d give her a WERQ except for the blue on her shoes…ew.

    • understateddiva

      classy – IN

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OQG2B3GDOIKSFYT6YDXFVOMEM4 A. Lure

      It’s an overly embellished dress, but it’s not a bad one. I like the aquatic tones, and there’s something artful and harmonious about the embellishments that mitigates their excess. I prefer this dress with its jacket. I think it’s almost inextricable from the jacket, really. The accentuated shoulders of the jacket work to draw attention to the neck and up, and the non-embellished collar and borders of the jacket work to delineate the torso. Subtract the jacket from this look, and the torso looks clunky because of all that white, non-embellished, “canvas” space. That’s my main problem with this dress: the disproportion (embellished space vs. unoccupied, white space). I don’t like that I’m seeing a tower shooting up to her crotch, either. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNWEFT2SVBX5T3NPMROQCT4U2U jennyv

      Wow, major IN! That is uber fab! Looks like she’ back to the botox and lip fillers though, unfortunately. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610791985 Aniela Marie Perry

      IN. Want.

    • BrooklynBomber

      It’s great, what’s not to love?  And I agree: even better w/ the jacket, but w/o it’s still IN.

    • stagmania

      I LOVE THIS. That color is beautiful on her. IN.

    • nancylee61

      Gorgeous dress and the jacket somehow takes away from the vagina wings. Still, it is pretty stunning. She is so incredibly tall, now I know that people mean when they say a tall glass of water!

    • prettybigkitty

      IN!   Best she has looked on the RC in some time.

    • http://figgylicious.blogspot.com/ Figgy

      I guess I’m in between. Love the color and the impact, but the way the top is shaped makes her look HUGE on top, and we all know she isn’t. Either the white needed to be larger or the sequins needed to wrap around. And the bottom is shapeless.

      So I guess that’s an overall OUT for me. Did anyone else notice that she had red shoes on later during the show?

    • ashkeyana

      Even if I’m not a fan of her hair, the dress is gorgeous (and even more with the jacket), I love the sequins. And what is wrong with glittery vagina wings ?

    • Call me Bee

      The dress is stunning, but it was tailored way too small for her.   The fabric was pulling unmercifully as she walked down the steps after her E! interview.  Awful.  OUT! 

    • ChristinaRi

      This dress looks like something from the unconventional materials challenge on Project Runway.

      They got a bunch of shiny stuff and started gluing it on muslin, but then ran out and were stuck sending out the rest of the dress blank.  

      I like the color of  the glittery stuff and don’t mind the design, but I don’t like that color of blue with white and I don’t like the blank look of the dress   — It’s better with the jacket.

      I just keep thinking how you all would rip this if someone did it on PR.

    • Zippypie

      This was seriously one the UGLIEST dresses on the carpet.  When I saw your tweet, boys, I thought you had gotten ahold of the PR judges’ crack pipe.  First off, it is so unflattering on her body, making her look like a big wide rectangle.  And that waist detail?  Makes her look more like a box and she has a straight, boyish figure.  The neckline is too high, her boobs look droopy, even though they’re not and it’s like 70s Azteca.  Ugly.

      But the thing I hate most?  The fact that the design on the front of the dress is ONLY on the front of the dress.  Even the waist detail doesn’t go around to the back.  It’s like a cheap Chinese-made 70s polyester maxi-dress from Wal-Mart.

      Paired with the lame shoes and the limp hair and it looks like another lip job (Nicole, please, honey, STOP!), she’s back to looking like a Nicole clone again.  At least she seems to have laid off the botox.  God, she is so beautiful, I just don’t get it!!


    • Rachel Ward

      I love it. Definite show-stopper. Her face looks like she’s back on the Botox, though, and it looks a bit generic and sad.

    • lalahartma

      I have to say out.  I just don’t like that dress.

    • granddelusion

      Keith urban is the spawn of trolls.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      the only thing i dislike about it is the disconnect between the texture of the white fabric vs the blue gunk. the blue gunk is nice & admittedly striking, i think the dress is made of too thick, too stiff a fabric to set it off as well as it might. other than that it’s very pretty. i dont mind the shoes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

      Something in me wants to pull those two wings together and close up the gap. Its like the continents divided and left a sea of white.
      And I hate her hair and make up. And she needs Visine. And I hate the shoes. 

    • ojosazules

      In. She is wearing that dress. It deserved better shoes.

    • AlexisPayne

      A reserved In, it’s a gorgeous dress and she has the figure and stature to show it off but all the details are so so.

    • Aly Light

      Jeez, I hate Nicole Kidman with a fiery passion, and even I have to admit she looks killah here. IN.

    • Julie Fountain

      I think it’s a great dress – and she’s wearing it well.  I vote IN!

    • msdamselfly

      What is there not to like?


    • http://twitter.com/GaraStJames Gara St. James

      I’ll give it an “IN.” The dress is beautiful, and who better to wear an “ice queen” gown than Nicole. Hate her hair a lot, though.

    • marilyn

      Barely in.  This dress is more of a costume than dress.  The color is good for her and the design is clean.   The cut flatters her.

    • galcurly

      I honestly don’t like her, and I prefer her as a red-head, but she looks STUNNING in that dress.  Though there are no good shots of the shoes, I have a feeling I don’t like them as you just get little peeps of the toes and the bits you do see look like it’s a matchy matchy blue.  But, over all, In.

    • Trisha26

      In. She looks pretty – and that’s not a bad thing. Do love it more with the jacket, though.

    • Araina23

      In, she looks great.

    • 14a

      In. She looks gorgeous and not bright yellow. 

    • Jangle57

      I like it better with the jacket but I still think it looks good on her.  IN

    • fashionablylate


    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      Striking! In!

    • beebee10

      IN–i really like her as an actress, but sadly, I think it’s her face that is throwing off the look, not the dress. I’m so sorry these fabulous actresses experience so much pressure.  

    • MzzPants

      IN. IN. IN!   But, Dear Lord, girl, buy Keith a stylist of his own.

    • caitlincactus

      chic & interesting. in.

    • RoxieRider

      In. She looks arresting.

    • http://twitter.com/Bookmanfilm BookManFilm

      dreadful.  she is a botoxrobot.

    • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth Mellone

      Ooooouuut! The colors are amazing and the beading (sequins?) should be beautiful, but their placement is just not good. Others have mentioned the wings, the “phallic skyscraper,” etc. The first thing I saw was a tromp l’oeil backside of blue jeans right on the bodice, and now I cannot UNsee it. I think a beaded/sequined illusory blue-jeans gown could be funny and ironic at the CMAs, but at the Emmys it’s just weird.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jill-Tracy/100001557759289 Jill Tracy


    • Srw27

      She lost me at “vagina wings”.  Now that’s all I see when I look at the dress, so I just can’t.  OUT

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      IN! She’s an angel with her wings in the front! 100% her colors.

    • surfergirl70

      The dress is pretty, but her face makes me sad.  She was a gorgeous woman, and now she’s so botoxed and collagen-ed and plastic looking that I don’t even notice what she’s wearing because I’m so distracted by the way she’s ruined her face.

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      I love this look on her. She is so IN!!!

    • elirt

      I think she looks amazing – IN!

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      I want to like this dress a lot but I think it would have looked even better with a shorter skirt. Or maybe over a softer skirt, instead of the white column. I don’t know. I think I have to give it an IN, but it’s borderline. Her hair is all wrong, of course, but she usually flunks hairstyling so what can you do.

    • Snailstsichr

      IN. she looks like an Aegean sea goddess.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      The angels have the phone box!

    • sashaychante

      IN…only slightly though, because, I DO NOT LIKE her straight hair.  Someone introduce Ms. Nicole to a curling iron…PLEASE!

    • leave_Blake_alone


    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Angelica-Smith-Mertens/150401222 Angelica Smith Mertens

      I love this dress on her!  Even though she is fair skinned she can pull off white like no body’s business!  Agreed on the tragic shoes, fried hair, and her eye makeup is kinda scary, but hands down an IN on that dress!!

    • demidaemon

      IN. Awesome.

    • Victoria Sharoyan

      I feel weirdly manipulated by this look. I can practically hear her stylist whispering in my ear that I’m supposed to be stunned by it, but I’m just not. I share the distaste for the placement of that sequin design and I feel like she looks much more human when her hair isn’t straightened.

    • http://twitter.com/Bloodisea Barbora


    • Emily Scott

      IN! Just gorgeous!

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      IN. Totally and completely IN. Even sitting down this dress was fab.

    • Larkin21

      Stunning dress on her. I prefer it without the jacket. Her make-up looks a bit messy but I like her hair. Definitely IN!

    • http://www.facebook.com/joy.yeager Joy Yeager

      In, even without the gorgeous jacket.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

      Not flattering to her figure, cannot overlook the terrible, not found in nature, hair. Out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/crystal.harnden Crystal Harnden


    • you’renotmysupervisor!!

      INteresting, but I still prefer her natural strawberry-blonde

    • http://twitter.com/nomerstoo Nomers

      IIINNNN all the way! She looked amazing!

    • mozzer0906

      In, I gasped as well when I saw her.  Definitely room for improvement, but the gasp puts it into win column.

    • Imasewsure

      I like it but loved it with the sweater IN

    • alwaysanswerc

      People disliked this? Whaa? So IN.

    • cleep1000

      Definitely IN.

    • Tuana Neves

      In! Really liked this one. Well done, girl.

    • pookiesmom

      The white space in her crotch area looks pretty, um, suggestive to me. Or like the Empire State Building. Either way, OUT.

    • VRuss

      I don’t like the dress, but this is the prettiest I have seen Nicole look in a long time (hair and makeup). Could be that she gained the pounds she was missing?

    • DCSheehan

      Out. Penis dress. Ugly penis dress.

    • SatelliteAlice

      In.  I agree about the fact that the jacket makes it better but honestly who would wear a jacket in that weather.  Yes the shoes are kind of depressed looking but I think the dress makes up for it.

    • Lilak

      Liked it when she was sitting down, rather less when vertical.  Design seems unfinished, not to say half-assed, without the jacket.

      (And may I join the chorus?  Red tresses, come back to us!)

    • Nonmercisansfacon

      Out for me. 

    • Emily Giovanni

      Before, I said “She looks like an angel!” Upon further review, she looks like an angel from far away. The closer you get to her face, the more she looks like she could unhinge her jaw and swallow her enemies (everyone) whole. Still “in” though. Just a weird “devil in disguise” in. 

    • zelavie

      The first thing I thought when I saw this was “Ed Hardy does Red Carpet!”.  In spite of that, I do think this is pretty gorgeous.  She’s trying to force an OUT with those shoes, but I’m gonna go with a slight IN.

    • annieanne

      IN, but only because I really like it with the jacket.
      For some reason taking the jacket off makes it look like the neckline of the dress is strangling her.

    • warontara


    • newtonGOTbeaned

      I love the dress and the earrings. I don’t mind the shoes. I don’t understand why she does that to her hair and face. For a little while she went back to redder hair and (seemingly) less botox and that was so much better. 

      I get where people are coming from in regards to the vagina wings, but I don’t find it offensive.

    • frannyprof

      Out! The fit, TLo, the fit. All wrong. And the shoes. I was sooooooo disappointed in this.

    • neofashionista

      Love this !!! IN! A perfect dress for her.

    • KathKo

      I like the runway version better, but she looks like ice wings are about to sprout from her boobs.
      Just for that, it’s an IN

    • rainwood1

      In.  Agree it would have looked even better with the jacket.

    • http://twitter.com/BrienneCalmer Brienne Calmer

      …It’s a dress with bits on that makes her look like she’s wearing the breastplate from a coat of armor.  I like the colors, but that is all.  Nicole is OUT to lunch with the Knights of the Round.

    • http://iamthelizardqueen.wordpress.com Lizzie

      You say “glittery vagina wings” like it’s a bad thing!  ;)  Some reservations, as you said, but I’m gonna go with IN.

    • UsedtobeEP

      Someone may have already said this, but a lot of early shots of this dress (if you weren’t watching on TV, as I wasn’t) were hips-up, and the white cutout looked phallic. I like this a lot better seeing the full length. 

    • kimmeister

      In for sure.

    • lundibleu

      In, definitely. 

    • Sara__B

      The gown is IN. The hairstyle is OUT.

    • girliecue

      In, but although I love seeing the details up close on finely handcrafted dresses, this is one that actually looks better the further away that it is. She still bugs, though.

    • librarygrrl64

      Reluctant IN. Cool gown, meh styling.

    • http://TheDoseofReality.com/ The Dose of Reality

      The blue portion reminds me of a superhero breast plate. The white space that is in the middle of the wings is giving me the finger. OUT!!!! 

    • Samantha Irene

      Ice Goddess!!! IN. 

      (though I do wish she’d go back to a red or strawberry hair color)

    • http://twitter.com/anibellee Lynsey M.

      In, I think she looks amazing!

    • Michelle_Be

      Her vagina has wings …nuff said.

    • Danette Greenwood Brockett

      In, stunning!

    • mznormann

      Love it better with the jacket!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/clarinetpower Ronica Skarphol Brownson

      Adore. IN.

    • formerlyAnon

      In, are those people crazy? That skirt hangs exactly as a simple long skirt should hang and I really don’t see that often.

      (Though I agree that the whiz bang part of the ensemble is the jacket.)

    • altalinda

      Not my cup of tea.  Out.

    • GTrain

      Better with the jacket, but IN

    • http://twitter.com/BHSushi Beverly Hills Sushi

      LOVE it.  Big IN!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louise-Bryan/1177213326 Louise Bryan

      OUT.  The dress is wearing her.

    • ccm800

      In for sure. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=751285857 Sally Brownson

      In. Ice goddess.

    • ChelseaNH

      Definitely IN.  Shut up, twitter-peeps.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      Absolutely beautiful.

      She is OWNING this gown.

    • bitterk

      IN.  That dress is divine and she has the height to pull it off.  Her botox on the other hand…

    • Pterodactyl111


    • reddhouston

      IN..love it

    • lucasuk82

      In – the pattern of the of sequins is gorgeous, the color combo suits her and is fresh, and the shape plays up her tall and slimt figure perfectly.  Add a little Mrs. Coulter hair, and she could have dinner on the Normandie.

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      IN!  She looks beautiful, and it’s a great dress.

      As far as her still towering over Keith, it always reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from her.  After she and Tom Cruise divorced, an interviewer asked her about her thoughts on the split, and she said, “Well, I can wear heels again now.”  Haaah! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WMOQB4BO2IT5V2OKPG6PXTOTVM yahoo-WMOQB4BO2IT5V2OKPG6PXTOTVM

      the dress is IN, the face is OUT. girl needs to lay off the botox, fillers, restalyne, her face is starting to look Carrottop.

    • bellafigura1

      ICK ICK ICK. It’s gotta be tough to make Nicole Kidman look zaftig and like she’s bursting out of her clothes, but here ya go.  The hair is terrible.

    • LinXGUA

      It’s like Megatron barfed on her impeccable dress; she looks as some sort of divine angel of electronics.
      But she still looks Gorgeous, so 

    • http://twitter.com/ADCtheABC Annie Chen

      IN. the shoes suck but the dress more than make up for it. 

    • blondie65

      In…I’m almost in WERQ territory…very few could pull this dress off, and Ms. Kidman is one of those few.  But yes, the shoes are disappointing.

    • boomchicabowwow

      OUT.  It needed the jacket.  And puleeze.  If Lucy Lui is willing to LITERALLY bake in a METAL dress, our girl Nicole could have worn the jacket for the photo op. 

    • nelybel


    • Matthew Dinda

      In, for sure. Girl is werking it.

    • LambeeBaby

      In. Love. Icy cool, just like Nicole

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      Oh NO!  It was a total “In” until I saw the Empire State Building covering her crotch/abdomen.  Now I can’t look at anything else.  

    • another_laura

      IN!!! Great look!!

    • phrenk

      That dress is working for her, IN.

    • Markatha

      IN.  Don’t love the flat hair.  But the dress is fab.

    • Judih1

      LOVE THE DRESS, not sure if I like the coloring on her. I mean I like the blue, but not sure if I like the white with her coloring. But love the look and she has the stature to carry it off. This is much more dignified than the sex kitten look she did for that magazine recently

    • Loudoun Family

      OUTIE and it should be surgically cut down to make a bathing suit.
      I am convinced LA does not have hair conditioner.

    • Alexis Keller

      In so stunning, and i don’t normally like her

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G3M3UU5UCGKF3HEOATB5MF7CJQ Michele


    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paige-Boerman/670140590 Paige Boerman

      Ice goddess! Serve up that queen of the north shit, Nic! IN!!!

    • Emmyllou

      In. Most definitely (though the excessive Botox is a tad upsetting).

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      IN, I was thinking ice queen, but I will take goddess. The color of the embellishment is gorgeous on her and the pin-straight hair was a great choice to go with such a slim dress. She looks a million feet tall. Powerful.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=745465637 Nellie Wilson

      IN – loving it!

    • Beardslee

      in.  interesting dress and she always looks lovely in a column.

    • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

      In! She looks fantastic!!

    • Buffy

      I give it an IN.  I agree about the jacket though :-D

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      IN! This reminds me of old Nicole before she became Chanel’s robotic-faced bitch. I’m gonna chalk it up to a post-divorce identity crisis that took a decade to recover from, but now by jove – she’s back! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a

      In, and I like it better without the jacket!

    • Jessica O’Connell

      Major ice goddess. You rock those vagina wings, girl! IN!

    • HobbitGirl

      LOVE. The shape is flattering and that color combo looks GREAT with her coloring.

    • instantkarmalr

      Completely agree. How is this even a question? IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HIZ7S2FRLC52NXARXQ4ERHNOGE Liz

      Why won’t she just let her hair be red and pretty????

    • TieDye64

      Easy IN.


      Oh, no question. IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002345743818 Annette Heathen

       IN! LOVE IT!

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      IN.  I loved the dress on first sight, too.

    • oohsparkley!


    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

      In like Flynn.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sara.m.hottman Sara Hottman

      Ice goddess!

    • Mona_Visa

      very late to the party but I could not resist clicking on this. IN. completely