In or Out: Maggie Grace

Posted on September 26, 2012

Darlings, what do we all think of Miss Maggie, here?


Maggie Grace attends the premiere of ‘Won’t Back Down’ in New York.

Because we are having the very worst of reactions: pure ambivalence. Let’s break this down. Walk with us.

  • The blouse? It’s colorful, certainly. But it’s also pure Golden Girls.
  • The shorts? They help mitigate the somewhat old-lady look of the blouse. And she’s smart, because her incredibly long legs are one of her best features. We question whether leather hot pants are appropriate for a movie premiere, though.
  • The shoes? Fabulous and fun, but way too matchy for our tastes.
  • The bag? Nondescript.
  • Hair and makeup? Okay. It’s kind of hard to screw up when you’ve got a great canvas to work with (although to be fair, plenty of great canvases have hit the red carpet with highly questionable makeup).

End result? WE DON’T KNOW. Opinions are our stock in trade and we just can’t seem to work one up.

Isn’t it cute and kind of disgusting how we talk about our opinions like they’re phlegmballs?

Anyway, she looks cute-hot, but too matchy, and we’re not sold on the idea of wearing something like this to a premiere. Kittens make the call. Hack up some opinions, y’all. We seem to be tapped out.



Vote Now!


IN! Work those stems, doll!


OUT! Work the other side of the street, girl. This is MY corner!


Emilia Clarke’s very non-Khaleesi-like Chanel got an OUT from the minions.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • hughman

    Cocktail waitress at the San Diego Aquarium. 

  • Sobaika

    Out out out out. That is a whole lotta shirt and she is the wrong person for it.

  • Out. It looks a bit too trashy.

  • Lily-Rygh

    Out.  The blouse leaves something to be desired and I don’t love the shorts for a premier, and yet it was still a scrolldown fug moment for me when I saw those shoes; they are pretty cute on their own but WAY too matchy-matchy for this look.   Ditch the blouse, wear the shorts to some other event, and rock those shoes with something less busy.

  • OUT. Looks very INC for Macy’s. Like she saw the whole thing on a midlevel department store mannequin and said, “I’ll take it!”

    Plus – I’m confused by her hair. I literally can’t tell where hers ends and where the hair on the photo behind her (is that Maggie Gyllanhall?) begins. It’s like she’s looking through one of those cut-outs they have at Disneyland, etc., where you put your face through and take a photo.

    •  This. Exactly this. 

      And from a Heather. (I’ll just be over here weeping over a Drano cocktail)

  • You know… I kind of like it. It’s different, and a bit casual for the RC, but it’s fun and she looks great. IN

    • Vickiefantastico

      I agree!

  • kaycem

    it hovers around equally pro-and-con for me too, but i’ll give her the tip into IN simply for being daring.

  • …I don’t hate it? That’s pretty much the extent of my reaction. Leather hot pants will always look tacky to me, but I can’t say she looks bad. It reminds me too much of the teen girls I see going to Cheesecake Factory for a fancy night out. 

    • PinkLemon


    • formerlyAnon

       “teen girls going to Cheesecake Factory”


  • BazoDee

    The matchy shoes kick it to OUT for me. 

  • Out. The pattern on that blouse is killing me softly, and not in the nicest way. Knamean?

    • CT14

      It’s like the horizontal hold went out over her boobs.

      • Oh, Honey! Are we dating ourselves for knowing what THAT means. So true, though. Looks like a wonky test pattern.

      • TieDye64


  • I’ll give it an IN.  The shirt is okay, but I like the shorts and shoes.  But those earrings are definitely fug.

    • PinkLemon

       I want the earrings to be geodes, cuz then, they’re more acceptable. also on trend.

  • When all I can muster is a , I’m not sure she deserves an IN.  Still, I am still so shell-shocked over the news that Bravo has the sheer AUDACITY to remake “Heathers” as a TV show that maybe I can’t be arsed to give her an OUT, either.

    I give her a MEH.

  • Out. My grandmother had a blouse like that. When she was 92. Leather shorts just scream stinking yeast infection to me and the shoes, while adorable and sort of deco, are far too matchy. I thought the clutch was a phone case. Actually, what I thought it was was a blood glucose meter case, because my daughter has something that looks exactly like that for her meter. 

  • StellaZafella

    If the pants were a black leather pencil skirt and if the shirt was tucked in…I might even like the shoes.
    But there are too many “if’s” in that thought…so, out.

  • Karen Dickerson

    I will seriously cut a bitch for those shoes. Oh my GAWD. 
    But I feel kind of ‘meh’ about the outfit as a whole, so OUT. 

  • mjude


  • The shorts are too short.  She might have looked cute in a pair of skinny pants. Have to give it an OUT.

  • Young and fun.  Nice legs.

  • MitchellGilburne

    Are you nuts? She looks fantastic! And I’d cut a bitch for those shoes

  • janetjb

    No question: OUT

  • Love the shoes, but not with that tacky shirt and the leather diaper.  OUT.

  • TheLaurenJean

    Out. Just isn’t any good.

  • 3boysful

    Out.  While I like its aqua trim, that blouse print may be the fugly-est I’ve ever seen.  It’s a casual out-for-drinks (not movie premier) outfit.

  • I would’ve liked this outfit with a different shirt, but as it is it’s an OUT. (But I love those shoes!)

  • stagmania

    OUT. I like the bright color, but hate everything else.

  • RebeccaKW

    Out.  That blouse is hiddy.  I think these hot pants would work to a movie premiere, but…not deployed this way.  If she kind of sexed it up, with some shoes that didn’t make my eyes twitch, I could probably get behind it.

  • In.  I love all of it.  She looks great.  And while it may appear casual for a movie premiere, I applaud her for it (think about how often you complain about underdressed men at movie premieres – isn’t about time the ladies said, “Screw it…  If the men get to be casual about these premieres, then so do we!”

  • PinkLemon

    OUT – solely because we’ve just reached the limit for leather shorts. srsly tho. WE’VE SEEN A MILLION PAIRS.

  • Judy_J

    A bit too casual for a premiere, I do believe.  But God help me, I WANT those shoes!

  • BeeBeauNYC

    OUT – first off, she’s crazy beautiful and her makeup looks great. But her hair is not so great (I’ll cut her slack if it’s super hot though). The blouse itself is okay but not with those shorts or shoes. The bottom half needs a re-work. P.S. I miss “Lost”. The first five seasons, that is. 

  • TaurusKW

    I love it.  My only quibble is that the shoes seem to be a step too far, if you’ll pardon the pun.

  • This is wrong on so many levels.  The shirt is way too much of a not so great thing.  The shorts need to go play somewhere else.  Makeup is nice but the hair is doing nothing to help the look.  The shoes need a different outfit; they can come to me.

  • Jangle57

    Anything else but a RC and I’d give her an in but for the RC???????  No way – OUT  I think the shoes are hideous.

  • quiltrx

    OUT.  I actually like the blouse, but with the rest completely different, I think.

    And I CANNOT sign off on just-out-of-the-swimming-pool hair!

  • neofashionista

    Gorgeous girl but she looks a lil silly OUT

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Shirt’s not doing it for me. OUT.

  • Sara__B

    Please, ladies of the red carpets, do NOT stand ankles apart, knees together, especially when wearing shorts. I’m not sure even better posing could have saved this, though. I’m with Hughman — cocktail waitress at the San Diego Aquarium.

  • IN.  She looks adorable.

  • MilaXX

    OUT! HOT MESS from head to toe. She needs to talk to the Revenge gals about how to wear shorts on the RC.

  • In. She looks cute and different, the print is more Mary Katrantzou than Golden Girls, and the shoes are two-toned so not actually that matchy.

  • gabbilevy

    Out. That shirt is ugly. Love the shoes though.

  • Anathema_Device

    Eehhhh…I totally share your ambivalence for all the same reasons. I think I’ll vote Out. She looks kind of sloppy. 

  • frannyprof

    Out. Nothing works about this at all.

  • Larkin21

    Don’t like the shoes with that shirt but I think she looks fab. And I have no problem with her wearing this to a movie premiere. IN!

  • ojosazules

    This woman is so warm golden lovely. The outfit is thousand year old vampire teenager. They don’t match. 
    And no black leather hot pants at the movie premier.

  • Kayceed

    That shirt looks like one might find it in a thrift store. I can smell the mustiness trapped in synthetic fabric from here.

  • OUT. I’m willing to die on the barricades under a blood red banner, inscribed with the bold black words: SHORTS ARE NOT FORMAL WEAR.

  • melanie0866

    The shoes are the best part.  I HATE “formal” shorts.  Never appropriate for any occasion.

  • Judy_S

    I had to research this.  She’s not in the movie, so she’s just attending the premiere. Given that, I give her a pass because she does look great, despite the odd grouping of bits and pieces. I think that if the shoes weren’t matchy it would make even less sense. So, very qualified IN.

  • LadyCelia

    Well, the shoes are pretty slick.

  • Aly Light

    I like it. IN.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Who is she? She’s so pretty. But the outfit is on the level of something I could put together myself, and therefore OUT. (Not that I have formal shorts in my closet; I do not.)

    • she was on LOST, Sayid’s girlfriend.

      • BrooklynBomber

        Thanks (I never saw Lost).

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Heave Ho

  • momogus

    Ummmm…..She looks fresh and pretty and I really like the color palette (and I super-LURVE those shoes), but I can’t with shorts on the RC. A mild Out.

  • TSkot

    Beautiful girl, but leather hot pants?  OUT

  • I don’t hate it.  It’s just a big ball of nothing much.  OUT for being boring.

  • marilyn

    Out.  Too casual.  Also, the sandals are not matchy-matchy.  They are a slightly different shade from the trim on the Golden Girls jacket, just enough to be annoying.    This is proof someone can screw up matchy-matchy.

    • Jennifer Coleman

      The shoes are focus pulling.

  • SapphoPoet

    Out. Inappropriate outfit, and ugly to boot. 

  • kelsita421

    The shoes cannot save her. OUT.

  • OUT.  Weird outfit:  the shirt doesn’t go with the shorts and the shoes are way too matchy-matchy with the shirt.  Get naked and start over.

  • afabulous50

    OUT – that shirt looks like someone fingerpainted on it.  And, don’t get me started on those shorts…

  • leftcoastpickle


  • out

  • AlexisPayne

    Out, save the leather hot pants for the club or roller rink.
    Love the shoes!

  • Yikes. OUT.

  • ChelseaNH

    OUT.  She looks great but her outfit is all kinds of terrible.  You could maybe keep one piece but then why not just start all over?

  • leave_Blake_alone

    Ooh, maybe (ok probably) not moive premier approrpiate, but I love this look. IN.

  • L.

    IN.  She can get away with Golden Girls because she’s young.  Plus… I don’t see Golden Girls, I see a Nik-Nik shirt!  Shoes are matchy, but not bad enough to make it an out.

  • julnyes

    Out – it is far too casual for a premiere. If this was a woman on the street post I would say IN and werqing it.

  • Miss_Led

    O-U-T. That turquoise is a beautiful color on her, but Scroll-Down FUG with the hot pants!

  • altalinda

    Out, no leather hotpants on the RC.

  • turtleemily

    Out… I like the idea of it but not the right place to try this. She needs to try this at one of those MTV events or something. And because as much as I loved her on Lost, I’m still trying to get over my second-hand embarrassment of watching her play a character 10 years younger than she actually is in Taken.

  • Maybe w/long leather pants and rocker styling (long earrings and messy free hair)? Boots?

  • l_c_ann


    an opportunity wasted

  • kimmeister

    Out just for being the wrong venue/event for such a look.  I think it’d be super cute (albeit the shoes are too matchy) for some sort of after-party.

  • jmorino08

    Hot pants at a movie premiere? Shame on you Person I Don’t Recognize! Tacky tacky tacky!

    Which is to say: OUT

  • Samantha Irene

    I think the shorts and shoes (which I love) could work – but not with that top. No Sir. OUT

  • Leah Burns

    In, she looks cute.

  • She needs to get Taken, again! OUT!

  • Imasewsure

    I think it’s adorable even with the matchy shoes. Might be too casual depending on what everyone else is wearing but I kind of wish they would lean back toward casual for most of these things anyway… I say IN

  • lalahartma

    I think it’s fine, tho not what I usually like.

  • belfebe

    OUT.  But I’d steal those shoes from her all the same.

  •  Easy OUT.  Nothing is working here in isolation, let alone together as an outfit.  Awful!

  • HATE! Everything about it. HATE!

  • crash1212

    OUT. You wasted far too much of your precious time dissecting this one. Please move on to more worthy candidates. Ambivalence makes me twitch.

  • OUT fer sure.  This is not how up-and-coming starlets should dress for success, even though the shoes are amazing.

  • zelavie

    It would be fine for an everyday (celeb) look, but it’s not premiere-worthy.  OUT.  I think a different shirt could have changed that, though.

  • Ugh. It’s a no for me. Her legs are fabulous and I’m probably putting the “bitter” in Bitter Kitten, but no. 

  • PeaceBang

    Out and double OUT for putting her hands in her ill-fitting leather shorts! Head-to-toe wrong.

  • ellabob

    Big no for me – she looks silly..

  • carolynmo

    Out! She didn’t even try! However, I’ll take the shoes.

  • I don´t see “fall movie premiere” nowhere in this look, too casual, no matter how nice those legs are. OUT of context.

  • RoxieRider

    In. She looks adorable, everything fits, and everything works. It’s too down-level for the RC, but she doesn’t look abashed or uncomfortable or even defiant. She just looks cute.

  • OUT, hate that blouse. Love the shoes tho, she should have worn them with a but black dress.

  • Joyce VG

    IN!!  I like it because it’s fun and flirty and colorful.  And I also adore The Golden Girls and have a cold so hacking up phlegm is nooo problem. 

  • Zippypie

    God awful OUT.  That blouse is pure horrorshow.

  • RocknRollmom

    I think one or both of my grandmothers owned that blouse.  Hideous as she is not over the age of 65 (is she even over 30?).  And in my grandmothers’ defense it would have been a little longer to fashionably show off the pattern as well as hide any imperfections, would have been made in some type of wash and wear material and may have cost at most $30.  Only way to justify that blouse.  Leather shorts on a red carpet that isn’t a fetish movie is just a “no”.  But I will give her the shoes—-actually I want her to give them to me.  A resounding OUT>

  • Out. Everything about it screams NO to me.

  • Beardslee

    Out.  Close but no cigar.

  • mayavaly

    Could’ve been cool, but the blouse is so hiddy that it just spoils it. She’s gorgeous, though, and I would kill for her legs (as long as they came with the shoes!!).


  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I loooooove, seriously love and want to cuddle with, those shoes…but the rest of it is strictly laundry day. OUT.

  • The blouse OR the shoes, not both. Out.

  • PrunellaV

    Golden Girl chic. It’s time! IN.

  • Contralto

    Awful.  So very out.

  • formerlyAnon

    I am surprised at your ambivalence. The blouse & shorts are just a tad too close to “laundry day” worn together. The shoes are too damn matchy (and I often *like* matchy) because they look like a desperate attempt to pull the top & shorts together.

  • I gravitate towards blouses like that and the voice in my head has strict orders to remind me that they make me (and every other woman alive) look like someone’s grandma.

  • frankystein123

    It’s not like she is going to an award show or anything, so this getup is totally appropriate. IN.

  • Trisha26


  • Oh, no no no – OUT!  The blouse matched to the shoes in a VERY specific color is a no-no. Plus the top – which looks a little “early maternity” with hot pants just makes her look like a pregnant woman who still wants to be sexy before she gets much bigger.  No good!

    • ThaliaMenninger

       ^^ Exactly what Lisa said. OUT, and for those reasons.

  • I have to give it an IN.  From the waist down, she looks killer.  From the neck up, gorgeous. And the shirt isn’t bad enough to ruin the rest.  

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i wonder if whoever found those shoes decided either 1/ [herself] she was desperate to wear them, or 2/ [her stylist] he or she was desperate to have her wear them, & so worked the whole outfit around the shoes while not quite realizing that that work up was not working. thats my guess.

    ps. i’d really like to see them from the side myself. the shoes i mean.

  • UGH.  Out.  Too many elements that combined are a disaster.

  • In! For whatever reason, I don’t mind the matchiness here. She could have bumped it up a notch on the dressiness level, but she just looks too cute to be out.

  • snarkykitten

    The top part is good. Shorts down, not so much.

  • Agreed on all points.
    For me that adds up to an OUT.

  • DylanCurtis

    OUT. Love the shoes, but way too matchy matchy with the blouse and shorts.  The top half of her looks like something I would’ve done in junior high, 14 years ago.

  • lrhoff

    Good grief, no way!  Her pose is as if she’s got to pee in a big bad way, too.  There were so many other options she could’ve explored…..this just was not working.

  • OUT. am I the only one NOT seeing filthy dirty smell hair? no body, 14 different colors, ick.  Maybe the smell from the leather shorts will cover the smell of the hair? ugh.

  • SophieCollier

    OUT just for the strangeness of it all.  The shoes were wasted here, the shorts better for something less RC, the shirt just fugly.

  • lill5

    Out. For a moment I couldn’t even tell what was going on.

  • Not a movie premiere, more like a late summer barbecue.  From the neck up, she is gorgeous, and I actually love the shirt, but then again I was born during the Eisenhower administration (well, the last year, anyway), so that may not take the shirt out of Golden Girls territory.  Leather hot pants?  The the shoes are pretty cool, but I hate high heels paired with shorts or miniskirts under ANY circumstances, as my brain starts screaming words like slutty, slattern, putain, etc.

    She’s a pretty girl, but in the end this is an OUT.

  • plinkiedoodle


  • lesmaha


  • unbornfawn

    OUT. This is a girl on the street outfit, not a movie premiere outfit. 

  • I FLOVE the shoes, but the rest is very meh, resulting in an overall out.

  • teensmom99

    IN–rare exception where fantastic shoes invite matchy matchiness and it works & elevates the rest of the outfit–though as others have noted a black pencil skirt would have been better and the shirt’s pattern could have been nicer.

  • Jeremiah Capacillo


  • Verascity

    Hate the shirt, hate her hair. Out, even though I LOVE the shoes.

  • TieDye64

    O to the effing U T. The shoes are cool, though.

  • demidaemon

    OUT. I can’t get past the hiseousness of that top. Also, leather hot pants just seems like a big old NO to me as well.

  • Out.

  • Out, it’s somehow too random in addition to being too matchy, which is quite an achievement.  I do like the shoes though.

  • Allyson Wells

    too casual, ugly top OUT

  • Marcela86

    In! It’s fun, I like it!

  • Put this outfit on KStew and I’d probably love it. But this is just a whole lotta nope

  • SatelliteAlice

    Out-ish.  The bottom half doesn’t bother me so much.  The shorts are fine and the shoes are super cute but the shirt is just not good.  Also…. I hate her earrings.  I know they are tiny and probably not that big a deal but I hate them.

  • Qdahling

    Out. Too matchy matchy and that top. Oy vey that top…

  • Lilak

    How come so many of these adult women, cute and youthful though they may be, insist on dressing like middle-schoolers dream they would dress if they had the money?  

  • librarygrrl64

    OUT. Scrolldown fug.

  • out

  • Out. Shoes are awesome.

  • DCSheehan

    Out. Vileness all around. Why a pretty girl like this wants to dress like a grandma hooker is beyond me.

  • piecesofconfetti

    OUT. That shirt is hideous. 

  • in; cute!  (but i can’t give any other word than cute…)

  • PeggyOC

    Out.  Just too much going on.  And if you’re nutty enough to match your shoes to your blouse and the color you’re matching is turquoise, they’d better damned well match perfectly.