In or Out: Rachel Weisz in Nina Ricci

Posted on September 04, 2012

We find ourselves underwhelmed.


Rachel Weisz attends the premiere of ‘The Bourne Legacy’ during the 38th Deauville American Film Festival in France. Rachel wore a Nina Ricci dress paired with Bulgari jewelry and Guiseppe Zanotti shoes.

And we’re not sure why. Is it the dress? Because at first glance, it seems like a pretty dress. Maybe one (or 5) too many tiers, though. Is it the face, which looks kind of harsh and shiny? We’re thinking a strong red lip was the way to go here, but for some reason, the face is looking a little off to us. Is it the hair? Well, we have to admit, she’s got some gorgeous hair, but this dress might have looked better with the hair up or back.

We don’t know, you guys. She doesn’t look bad, exactly. But everything is either a little off or a little underwhelming to us. It will be up to you to form strong, bitter opinions. Like coffee.


Vote Now!


IN! Pretty, polished, and glamorous!



OUT! Awkward, questionable, and half-assed!



The minions loved Kate Hudson’s “I’M NOT WEARING PANTIES, BITCHES!” gown (as well they should), and voted it IN.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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    • Frank_821

      I was thinking the same thing. everything is just a little off and it adds up to an unquestionable Out.

      Maybe she doesn’t feeling like selling it..:P

    • call_me_schmeg

      that is some serious drag face going on there. and paired with this floaty boho-mama thing? um, no. so sorry. OUT.

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      I really want to like the dress, but I keep thinking “lampshade”,
      so I guess it has to be OUT!

      • kimmeister

        100% ditto – OUT.

      • JulieJ

        I thought wedding cake…

        • aristida_girl

          Haha! I like that one… (Lampshade was pretty good too :)

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Too much dress, with too many that weird lighting is not helping at all. She looks like a still shot for a heroine from an old 50s vampire flick.

      • n a

        it does look like a 50s vampire flick!  it’s like she’s wearing the lining to a casket!

        • Kiltdntiltd

          I was imagining or heroine, being chased across the castle grounds, after midnight, en deshabille.

          • aristida_girl

            Haaaa! So good :)

    • Heather Snedeker Innis

      The dress just looks so flat. I don’t think white is her color either and the bold lip just makes it worse. OUT.

    • Kayceed

      Haute mess. It is hard to believe this flouncing disaster is a Nina Ricci – that third tier is all wonky – I suppose intentionally?, the one across the bust is enormous, ill-proportioned. The overall design is clumsy and not flattering. She’s wearing makeup for a black or jewel-toned gown. Out.

    • Bozhi

      Out.  It just looks off and I hate her makeup.  She does have great hair.

    • Julie Chase

      Out. Even her perfect face can’t save this.

    • joancarol

      She looks like she has an inner tube under her arms.

    • carolynmo

      I’m inclined to think that this is a “That’s Not Your Dress” post.

      • Stella Zawistowski

        I’m not sure it’s anybody’s dress. OUT.

        • oohsparkley!

          Maybe a willow-y type like Nicole Kidman? It would probably better in some color too.

          • luciaphile

            Maybe if it were shorter in length and yes a color, but I doubt it.I have a feeling that it would look wrong on almost everyone.

            • NC_Meg

              Take off that top tier and it could work. I can deal with the other tiers but the boob one is just baaaaaad.

            • JimiG

               It’s that tit flounce. Ruins the whole look.

            • makeityourself

              Tit flounce.  OMG that cracks me up.  And I agree.

    • Monabel

      Really bad dress.

    • G

      OUT.  Not worthy of the spouse of James Bond.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Oh no no no.  Those tiers are uber unflattering – particularly the one up top.  :-(

      • MoHub

         At first I was thinking maternity; then I thought underdecorated wedding cake. And the makeup is so harsh, it makes her head look as if it’s floating in mid-air.

        • CMCH

          Maternity was my first thought, too, or rather, “Is she pregnant?” Then, I really hate that dress.

        • foodycatAlicia

           Maternity was my first thought. Does she carry James Bond’s child?

      • Billie_Dawn

        Yep, that one across the boobs is just awful. It’s like those pictures books that have surpises hiding under the flaps. Like, hey fellas, what do you think is under THIS flap? 

    • 3boysful

      Out, unfortunately.   I think it’s several things–the first/upper tier seems to hit the middle of the bustline, which is weird.  Her skin –with the exception of her face, which is darker–is too pale to contrast with this color.  And she needs some bolder accessories–the red lips are the only things that stand out.

    • trisker

      Out.  Eyes are too harsh for red lip; top tier unbalances the dress.

    • ChelseaNH

      OUT.  Lampshade dress and the wrong red lipstick.  Which is sad, ‘cuz I like her.

    • Jangle57

      Has there ever been a tiered dress that looked really good on anyone?  But if she’s trying hide something (pregnancy anyone?) then it’s great.  But since I have no reason to think she’s pregnant, OUT

    • Sara L.

      Titanic Lifejacket.

    • Sobaika

      I’m probably going to be a minority in this, but I’m going with In. It’s not the best use of her English Rose quality, nor is it the most flattering on her, but it’s not pure ugly either. It’s just sort of… off.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      That is a stupid dress … I can’t think anyone would look good in it.  Doesn’t she have someone who loves her (I’m talking to you, Mr. Craig) to tell her, “No, sweetie, put it back on the hanger and step away slowly”?

    • Sally Brownson

      Out. Too many goddamn tiers.

    • Maya KC

      Out. It’s the boob curtain that does it for me. It’s totally off. It makes her look like a segmented sea plant instead of a person, totally destroys her figure.

    • Shannon Beamer

      Out.  Between the clown makeup (why oh WHY would they do that to her perfect face?!) and the boob curtain dress, I just cannot. 

    • Joyce VG

      RUMOR ALERT!  She’s pregnant with 007’s baby!  Her face looks full and you know what that means.  The dress is hiding something because it’s too big and unshapely.  OUT.  But congrats on the baby Rachel and Daniel. Rumor I said.  

    • sleah_in_norcal

      OUT, i say.  that dress is just bad.  the top ruffle is about three times as full as the rest so it looks top heavy, and allthe ruffles are symmetrical except that one at hip level, which droops on the right side making it look like it caught on something and ripped.  no, nina ricci, back to the drawing board.  maybe it’s just a bad shiny makeup job, but her face just screams BOTOX to me.

    • Gabriella M

      It’s the boob peplum. I mean, c’mon. Once you verbalize that, it’s clearly wrong. 

    • AlexisPayne

      It was a tentative In until I noticed the asymmetrical tier, it’s pretty and she looks good enough but that is making my eye twitch.


    • CarolinLA

      What the fuck does she care what we think?  She gets to sleep with Daniel Craig!

      • charlotte

         That’s what I thought when I saw this!

    • mjude

      its a little bit of everything…OUT

    • rissa42210

      Out.  ew.

    • Krysta

      She’s gorgeous.  Dress shouldn’t exist, and makeup is way harsh.  Out.

    • Sara__B

      Out. The lip color is wrong for her, and the dress is definitely awkward in its proportions. Maybe her shoes are really great?

    • Lilithcat

      It’s too many tiers, and the top one, which really shouldn’t be there, is too short.  You can see the elastic waistband!

      Y’know, there’s something vaguely maternity about this dress.

    • PinkLemon

      Out. “like coffee”…….filters. Like coffee filters.

    • PeggyOC

      Love the girl, but that’s one or four too many flounces.  Out.

    • Judy_S

      Can I say she looks pretty and glamorous, and also awkward and questionable? That top ruffle is just wrong. It hits at the wrong place, it’s too long or too short or too full or all three. I think this is forgivably out, insofar as it probably looked okay when she was dressing.

    • Linda Harris

      Out, unflattering and shiny face

    • ChiKat67

      She has fairly broad shoulders (something I wish I had) and a bust, that first tier hitting right under her arm pits makes her look 5x wider on top.  O.U.T. 

    • StellaZafella

      The dress could use 2 less tiers and some jewelry…She’d look great at a garden party, not Venice.

      Is she up for playing Jackie Kennedy?

    • Susan Cholette

      Out.  and my grandma wants her toilet paper caddy back!

    • SneakyKitty

      Huh.  This is the first time I’ve felt a strong “neither” reaction.  The dress is awful, yet… not awful enough to be completely out.  Weird.

    • jmorino08

      Out! That dress looks like it was made out of my spoiled cousins’ canopy bed circa 1980!

    • gillian holroyd

      Out. That top flounce is heinous.

    • Susannah Lowry

      Out. She looks like a sheep.

    • Vickiefantastico

      She’s very pretty, but even she doesn’t seem to think it’s a good look for her. Doesn’t she look uncomfortable? I vote out.

    • ojosazules

      She is outrageously beautiful and would look good in a ruffled lampshade, but out. The bit around her bosom is bad, and the makeup is harsh. 

    • PastryGoddess

      She looks like a box covered in ruffles.  this is so OUT it’s not even funny

    • Call me Bee

      Ummmmm….OUT.  Agree–something’s not quite right.  The white sheer up top makes her shoulders look very broad, and I think the red lips are a bit too strong. With a sheer lip, and maybe a re-worked neckline, she may have pulled off a dreamy, ethereal look. Here, it’s just not…I don’t know. She should go home and start over.

    • Kathy Marlow

      I think it could have used one or two less tiers (I hate look like a michelin man unless you’re a stick)  Her boobs are too big for that top tier to lie correctly..there’s too much of a gap.  Her hair and makeup look great though. 

    • TheLaurenJean

      The whole thing just looks wilted. And sad. Sad, wilted Weisz.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Out.  She looks like a giant, ruffled lamp shade.  And her makeup looks like it was put on with a paint roller.  Hair is bleh.  She should fire her stylist, makeup artist and hair stylist.  It takes an enormous amount of work to make Rachel Weisz look this bad.

    • Katie Wolf

      Tears for Tiers

    • Kate Musgrove

      Out, out, out. So out.

    • Randy Noak

      OUT. Giant coffee filters wrapped in a tier do not a pretty dress make. She also needs a lot better jewlrey to pull this off.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I love her, but that dress looks like cheap courtains.

    • MilaXX

      OUT! I think the dress needs to lose at least the tit layer. I like the red lip, but the cheeks and eyes are too strong, the should have been more natural. Hair is okay. This dress should be given to a lady celeb trying to look fashionable while pregnant.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      The tier at the boobs was a really bad idea. And the harsh makeup doesn’t work for me with the hippy dippy dress. Love her but this is OUT.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Before I scrolled down I could only see the top flounce, and I thought “Oh, she’s pregnant.”  The top flounce is too flouncy, and it throws off the proportions.  NOT IN.

    • RedRaven617

      She looks like a freshly scrubbed young woman getting ready for bed. All she needs is her Teddy Bear.

      She doesn’t look horrible, just “meh”

    • SewingSiren

      I love this type of dress in general, but the first tier is too long.

    • shopgirl716

      My good friend wore this dress, except the fabric was white eyelet lace, to prom in 1982.  Really.

    • Judy_J

      She looks like a bottle brush. OUT.

    • granddelusion

      Ack! What was she thinking? That dress is awful, and it looks awful on her.

    • Merneith

      Out. Cut off a few tiers and Kiernan Shipke could wear what’s left – but as-is? On a grown-up? No way. 

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Too many flounces, makeup is waaaaay to heavy.  She is so incredibly beautiful, and she looks so meh in this outfit.  OUT.

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      OUT. Its just not working on her. She’s too mature and non-hippie for this look.  

    • ringthing

      Out; I really don’t care for the dress. Tell Rach to bring her husband with her next time.

    • altalinda

      A tepid out.  I think the problem is with the first ruffle at breast-level, especially the way it flares right above her waist to the width of her shoulders.

    • julnyes

      OUT – She is quite lovely and I like her bracelet, but that dress looks like a tacky lampshade and the make-up is too heavy.

    • CurbGirl

      Out. The dress is identical to those worn while playing dress up with half slips….oh, that so dates me! 

    • janetjb


    • CQAussie

      She’s wearing bed skirts as Boob Shades.  And as skirts.  OUT.

    • NCDFan

      Out. It looks like a display of curtains


      Tit waterfall. Out.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      Tulle Titty Tier.

    • Trisha26

      OUT – Fewer tiers would help a great deal, especially the one above the boobs – but it also looks very tacky-bridal. As for styling, shiny face, yes, but the makeup looks harsh close-up, less so in the long-shot. 

    • Aly Light


    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Gee, just what I always wanted to wear on the R/C: tiered cafe curtains! OUT

    • Larkin21

      I like the hair and make-up. The dress and the tiers push it OUT though.

    •!/rmccarthyjames RMJ12345

      Titty peplum. OUT.

    • Zelda Edmunds

      If you wear something that is purposefully angled away from symmetry, everything else about you should be absolutely lined up straight.  SO, stand up very straight, part your hair with a straight line if you need to part it.  That way the design elements show up as they were intended to do.

    • butterflysunita

      OUT.  Why is she wearing a bunch of dust ruffles?  And her makeup is too heavy.  

    • j_anson

      OUT. No woman needs a flounce at her armpits. RW is ridiculously gorgeous, but it’s not a good dress.

    • Dixie Murphy Ross

      Dude, she skipped bridal and went straight to wedding cake.

    • Cassie



    • Imasewsure

      I think with her hair up, better lipstick color and some kind of statement necklace, it could have been interesting… as is, it’s OUT

    • formerlyAnon


      All I can come up with is that she’s wearing it as an ingenue’s dress (one simple piece of jewelry, no other embellishments) with ingenue’s hair, and it points up the fact that as lovely as she is, she is long past ingenue.

    • VeryClaire

      She doesn’t need that much make up.

    • prettybigkitty

      Wedding cake was my first thought seeing the dress.  Out.

    • jw_ny


    • redgauntlet


      She looks like a cascading milk fountain at a trade show.

    • Sweetvegan

      Why are the tiers off? The tier next to her hands is higher on one side. It looks like it’s damaged.

    • Melissa Walker

      She’s wearing a Swiffer. Out. 

    • nannypoo

      If she want tiers it would be fine for the skirt, but the top looks like a lampshade. And red lipstick would be fine, but this is the harshest red lipstick known to man and it looks terrible on her. Actually, now that I look at it again, her hair looks pretty crappy too. I guess it’s can only be called a resounding OUT.

    • oohsparkley!

      Out.  She’s too busty for this dress, that top tier isn’t supposed to fluff out like that so much.  She needed to go up a size or two or find a different dress more suited for her body.

    • another_laura

      Lord, no, OUT. The more you look the worse it gets. Then there’s that little problem that I’ll never forgive her for marrying Daniel Craig….

      But no, even if I forgive her for that, I can’t forgive her for this dress.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      I hate tiered dresses like that, so unflattering. OUT.

    • Kate4queen

      Out: Ikea Lampshade.

    • lalahartma

      Gag.  Out!

    • frannyprof

      Out. Everything just looks weird.

    • Stacy Parker Cole

      It’s the kinda dress you wear when you’re bloated and having major cramps.  

      • Anathema_Device

         And even then, I wouldn’t wear it in white!

    • l_c_ann


    • SapphoPoet

      Out. Too many layers; it looks like she hitched up the one under her arms. Not flattering. 

    • LuxuryLime

      Out. That dress is hiddy.

    • AzSportsGirl

      The hair needs not to be a middle part. The seam under the first tier looks uneven and bunchy as if it’s rolled onto itself or under her bra. The make up is just a shade harsh on the lip and eye.

      OUT which pains me because I love her and thought she kicked ass in the movie.

    • Anathema_Device

      Out. That top tier kills the look. It looks like she has a towel wrapped around her and it is tucked under her pits. Actually, the whole dress has a whiff of “kids’ birthday party toilet paper wrapping contest” about it.

      Her make up is far too harsh for a floaty dress. She has little-black-dress make up with an (ugly) ethereal dress.

    • kingderella

      wedding cake. OUT

    • miladyred

      Toilet roll dolly

    • marlie

      I think Rachel looks beautiful – her hair and makeup are great – but the dress is just “meh.” Out, unfortunately. 

    • Elizabeth Hille Cribbs

      Out. It’s ugly, and it’s even uglier on her. She’s gorgeous, but that dress does nothing for her.

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      It’s just not her dress. I hate to say it, but it looks a little young for her. Maybe softer makeup?

    • marilyn

      Out.  That dress is for either a tween or a pregnant woman.

    • Elisa_G

      The execution of the layers is horrid and looks weird with the neckline, as others have noted.

      Her face looks kind of puffy and weird. Maybe it’s just bad makeup but it looks like it could also be recent fillers and Botox. When she’s kind of smiling there are virtually no laugh lines. Creepy.


    • snarkykitten

      she looks like those weird doll things old people use to hide their toilet paper

    • TAGinMO

      Deflated wedding cake.


    • MandyJane

      The lipstick color is too harsh, but otherwise I think she looks okay. So in, I suppose. 

    • NurseEllen

      OUT.  It would be an insult to all previous “IN” votes to call this one in, too.  Just not worthy.

    • Emily Smith

      she looks ready to breast feed at any moment with that boob cover.  outsies.

    • Zippypie

      She’s wearing cafe curtains.  Ew.

    • Brienne Calmer

      What the-?  No.  No no no.  This looks like it was sewn by a 10-year-old who had some trouble with the math on the ruffle spacing.  But I was prepared to grit my teeth, mentally edit out the boob curtain, and give this a pass until I saw the asymmetrical hip layer.  OUT OUT OUT.

    • unbornfawn

      Could be the strong lipstick is too strong and the ruffle proportion/quantities are off…. If I had been dressing her, I would have said, “let’s try the next one”  Not really horrible, but not very good. OUT

    • TSkot

      I could get behind this if it were short.  As is? OUT

    • Nicole Merrill

      Out. The dress is ridiculous.

    • sk8tfan

      I never care for dresses that look like tiered wedding cake toppers. And she’s all shiny and the makeup doesn’t go with the dress. Meh. Out.

    • Lisa

      OUT!!!  “Hi, hi… is this Rachel Weisz?  Uh, yeah, this is the lamp.  Could I have my shade back? I’m blinding the people, and they’re starting to complain.”

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      Boob Curtain.  OUT.

    • margaret meyers

      OUT.  This is really not working as a design idea,nor as a garment that makes a woman look attractive.  It fits so badly and looks so awkward that I feel she must have it on backwards.

    • Elizabeth Siegel

      Lame. Out.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Out. Way too many layers and she needs “real” make-up for a red carpet event.

    • bellafigura1

      Out, pretty simple, too big!

    • librarygrrl64

      IN because I don’t see anything egregious, but I’m not wowed.

    • Maya

      out. totally awkward. the top layer hits at a weird place, too.

    • guest2visits

      She’s very pretty, but the only thing I like about this dress is the illusion netting up top. 
      The dress looks alot like an angel costume for a Christmas play; including the primitive elastic waistband. 

    • bailey debruynkops

      in but i agree about the face

    • blondie65

      It’s too close to a ‘nighty-gown’ as my mom used to call it to have bright day-time makeup. Out.

    • Joey Melliza

      This is not her dress… send it to a fanning or an olsen

    • Pat Biswanger

      Out.  Total lampshade. 

    • Aurumgirl

      That dress is absolutely half an ass.

    • KatyMightHave

      Out. She looks like a stack of lampshades.

    • NYCgirl

      out there’s something about it that i can’t put my finger on it’s just blah and there

    • poggi

      This dress is odd or maybe evil.  Some women may want a dress to make their bust look fuller or their legs look longer, but I’m pretty sure that no one wants a dress that makes their bust look longer. 


    • kikisayshi

      Is that a dress or is she wearing 17 nightgowns in different lengths? OUT.

    • Shawn EH

      Assymmetry of the dress, shapelessness of the hair, shininess of the skin = not her day. OUT!

    • quiltrx

      OUT.  It looks like a toppled stack of upside-down coffee filters.

    • DCSheehan

      In. I can’t explain why but somehow it works even though the dress looks like a bunch of old lampshades crushed upon on another.

    • TieDye64

      I dunno. Between the super heavy makeup and the top layer of the dress having to much of a break between layers, I’d give this an OUT.

    • demidaemon

      My problem is not so much the underwhelming-ness–although there is that–but the fact that it looks like a bad wedding dress and the bodice is supremely unflattering. OUT.

    • aristida_girl

      Out, “Boob shower curtains” was probably not what they were going for when they made that dress, but that is the result for me! Also, I think her  foundation is maybe the wrong color? Somehow she looks a little green, but who knows, maybe she is sick and that is how she got talked into that dress, poor thing…

    • Thathoodwink

      The bodice of the dress is making her body kind of lump over…and I understand that the tiers are supposed to be asymmetrical, but I mean, look at that third tier….what the flip??

    • ccm800

      Out! she looks haggard and ruddy as hell here. The dress is not the prob – she looks ill tired or hung the hell over. 

    • natalia osiatynska

      It’s how I did my hair and makeup for prom. Seventeen years ago. Out.

      And the dress… I can see how the not-so-great asymmetrical tier is at least on trend right now, and being generally disguised among all those, er, other coffee filters, at least there’s something self-referential about it. But the top? Wow, what an unflattering silhouette! And not merely the obviously bad bed skirt around her boobs, but perhaps especially that sneaky mesh boat neck that makes her look so broad-shouldered. Also out, though a regrettable one, because I really want to like it!

    • LuisaNL

      yeah… no. OUT. Rachel, love you, you’re beautiful, but this is just not working. Hey, we all have our off days.

    • Mary Stone

      That lip needed a more finished/polished hairdo, and the boob-skirt ruffle needs to go.  It’s just too busy.  Take away the ruffles north of the waist, smooth the hair back in an elegant half-up or updo, and this would work.

    • Leigh Anne Statton

      Out. What a stupid dress!!!

    • Badriya Al-Badi’a

      Out, toilet paper roll cover doll.

    • WERQitspice

      in the immortal words of Miss Heidi K…….”I’m sorry, that means you’re out”.  The uneven tiers look like bad seamstress-ing, the visable elastic at the waist, really?

    • Brady Galan

      It looks like she also bought a skirt for her boobs to wear.

    • padma sallah

      It’s that boob tier. That is what pushes it into wonky blah territory for me. OUT.

    • Judih1

      Out – too many ruffles, wrong makeup, boring hair

    • janierainie

      Her makeup is harsh, and the dress looks like a nightgown, and not in a pretty lingerie nightgown way. 

    • Jeremiah Capacillo


    • fungstyle

      the lip is the wrong shade of red for her skin tone and clashes with that orangey blush, her hair looks like she’s on her way to the office and the dress is really over-wrought. i think her forced smile seems to say that she is perfectly aware of these factors. 

    • EEKstl

      OUT and it’s that tier over the bust’s fault.  It throws the proportions off, especially on someone who is bigger than an A cup like Rachel. It looks liked she hiked the skirt up to her armpits. Also, strong red lips here were the right choice but that is just not the right red for her.  She needed to go brighter – as is that’s just too dark for the white.

    • Louise Bryan

      Actually, she reminds me of Lily Munster.  Not in a good way, unfortunately.


    • bitterk

      Awkward, questionable and half-assed – squared

    • Jamie

      I think the problem is she’s not sporting her husband as arm candy.

    • Rhonda Hanson

      I think she is too old for this look, it should be worn by a barely legal starlett. And Rachel has curves, it is probably better suited for someone less curvy. OUT

    • CatherineRhodes


    • AnneElliot

      OUT.  The color is too light, and the top tier of the dress doesn’t fit properly — it’s pulling across the front.  Lip too bright, and her face is so shiny.  Rachel, I love you, but I must give you an OUT.  

    • Bethany Rae

      If the designer had left off the boob ruffle and added a red belt, this would look great.

    • itsallshiny

      Dress – ditch the “boobie ruffle” in favor of sheer-but-modest torso – waist down is fine as is.
      Hair – messy updo gentle curls
      Makeup – love the coloring but in matte finish including lips