WERQ: Brenda Strong in Mark Bouwer

Posted on September 17, 2012

Wow. Not-Pam Ewing wants you to know she’s not all belted sweaters and shotguns.

Brenda Strong attends The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in a Mark Bouwer gown.

Marc Bouwer Fall 2012 Collection

And we’ve gotta say, Lady is WERQing the SHIT out of that look. We might’ve recommended fiercer shoes than those, but we really can’t hold them against her when she’s making such a strong overall impression. Dressing for impact’s what it’s all about when you’re a star on a red carpet. Otherwise, why show up? Texas-sized SNAPS.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, Getty, marcbouwer.com]

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    • HomeOfficeGirl

      That dress was made to be outside on the red carpet – shooting those sun rays.  Love it!

      • blogless

        Now see, I think she looks like a baked potato.

        • poggi

           But that is one statuesque baked potato.

    • Sobaika

      DAMN. Isn’t she the disembodied voice from Desperate Housewives? WERQ!!!

      • MilaXX

        That’s her. She died in the first episode.

      • drdirection

        she also had a recurring part in Seinfeld

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

          She will always be the Braless Wonder to me. :) 

    • Smitty_Werbenjagermanjensen

      Woah, I thought it said Brenda Song!

      • stardust462

        Haha, me too!

    • gabbilevy

      Silver statuesque. I would say she looks lovely, and it’s not that she doesn’t, but FIERCE is a much better description. 

    • A. W.

      She’s wearing the dress, not the other way around. Amazing, considering what a powerful dress it is!

    • http://twitter.com/Sugarbeetle Sugarbeetle

      With that kind of dress, what kind of shoes could you really wear with it? You wouldn’t want to compete with it, since it’s so … THERE. Not sure on this one. Love the lip color. 

    • Rand Ortega

      WOW! The Schmemmys just took a major step up. She looks incredible! Definitely a WERQ. Can’t wait to see what she’s wearing to the actual ceremony.

    • tallgirl1204

      Wow.  Wow-di-Wow.  I love dresses like this, that are all “look-at-me-look-at-me” but are also totally covered up and even (maybe) are o.k. to sit in. 

    • Judy_S

      This is what red carpets are for. 

    • Patricia Gillett

      Excellent choice for a woman with her height. Don’t downplay it  it, WERQ it. And she certainly did. 

    • Kristy Evans

      Who’s looking at her shoes?? She could be barefoot and this would still be a WERQ.

    • Araina23

      On the model it looks just WRONG, on her it’s all RIGHT.

    • Kristy Evans

      Also, you know RuPaul is FURIOUS she didn’t get to wear that first.

      • AudreysMom

         Seriously. Those are some fierce Joan Crawford shoulders there.

    • call_me_schmeg

      a ladystar WERQing her mid-forties without the batbrow frozen face. fierce!

      • pattyw

         She’s 52. Even fiercer.

    • Rebecca J.

      A kickass dress to go with her even more kickass name.  Brenda Strong.  I love this woman!

      • BerlinerNYC

        Seriously! Never thought of that. It’s like Brenda Starr meets Stretch Armstrong, which isn’t all that far off!

    • Pants_are_a_must

      Is that…snakeskin print….done in SEQUINS?



    • kschwarting

      And she’s got the confidence that comes with knowing she looks great.  I love that it looks better on her real-world (OK, real world by Hollywood standards) figure than it does on the very thin model!

    • MilaXX

      I guess folks turned it out for the schemmy’s

    • sk8tfan

      Wow. Love. Great dress, great figure, great hair, great confidence. You show ’em how it’s done, lady.

    • Judy_J

      oooooweee!  That is a stellar dress!  She should wear THAT to the Cattle Baron’s Ball!

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

      Well, looks like someone realized she’s part of the cast of an 80s power soap! SNAP SNAP!

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

      For once, I wish there was a backdrop. This looks stunning but my eyes are confused and need something blank behind her to more clearly see the silhouette. As it is, she looks a little blurred and I’m having trouble judging. 

    • quiltrx

      Daytime RC’s are always a little weird…in one shot it’s kind of like it’s made out of chewing gum wrappers LOL.  But it’s a fierce dress and she looks great in it!

    • drdirection

      She looks better and better every year!  Healthy and happy looking

    • Zippypie

      Yuck.  Sorry, she looks like a Christmas ornament.

    • Pterodactyl111

      Hate the pattern, love the dress otherwise.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UQHEKG5EDX4T6NMARUC565TPQ Amy

      It’s Dallas meets Dynasty meets Delicious.

    • https://twitter.com/LisaF1163 Lisa

      WHOOT!  Nice going, Sue Ellen Mischke!

    • FashionShowAtLunch

      Why, Sue Ellen Mischke. You look like one million dollars, and you appear to be wearing a bra!

      • IAmJ

         YES! She will never not be Sue Ellen Mischke to me!

    • ChelseaNH

      I don’t love the shoulders, but I love her attitude.

    • teensmom99

      Bitches, take note.  This is how it’s done.  Looks fantastic and not slutty (in fact she’s covered) and not matronly.  Beyond WERQ.

    • ccm800

      the hair does not do the look justice at all. 

    • CarolinLA

      It was over 100 degrees this weekend in the San Fernando Valley.  Just looking at her is making me sweat.

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


    • RzYoung

      It seems v over the top for day time? When I saw the thumbnail I thought it was Annette Benning

    • mbelchic

      I hate the shoulders-

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

      Somehow she managed to keep the sequins from making crazy reflections on her face. Well done.

    • TheOriginalLulu


    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      PERFECTION!!!  :)

    • Le_Sigh

      Damn.  WERQ indeed.

    • snarkykitten

      Very nice! But that model appears to have been photoshopped into a toothpick

    • MarissaLG

      Mr. Bouwer can do some amazing things with tin foil…

    • CQAussie


    • kimmeister

      Too bad Anna never got to wear this on V.

      What’s with the pursed lip smile though?