Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta

Posted on October 24, 2012

Amy looks really pretty here.


Amy Adams attends the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Presented by the Los Angeles Times in an Oscar de la Renta gown.

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Constance Jablonski

You’d think we’d bitch about the mermaid hair and lack of notable accessories, but we’re just happy to see her look young and sexy; like she wants to be there and have her picture taken, instead of how she normally looks, buttoned up and terrified (okay, slight exaggeration, but you know what we mean). She’s owning it, which is always the best way to wear an outfit. “I’m RIGHT HERE, bitches.” A slinky column of blue topped off by a big head of red hair. Can’t go wrong with that.

But yes, she should have worn one statement piece. A diamond cuff, we’re thinking.



[Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich/PR Photos]

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  • lolaleen

    She looks nice, but it would’ve looked better with the belt and something is off with the stitching on the sheer part of the dress.

    •  I focused in on that issue with the chiffon piece over the bust.  Something does look awry. I looks as if its puckering slightly in various places.

      • NCDFan

        I think that the sheer fabric goes all the way under the sleeve where the fabric has to do a lot of load bearing work that the sheer fabric is not designed to do. This could have come from the seamstress looking flawless but then end up being pulled around because it is being asked to do more than it has the strength for. (Hope that’s clear, it was hard to find the right words with respect to fabric.)

      • MaryAtRealityTea

        I think it may be really tight. Not that she doesn’t look great, but it looks like the fabric is pulling. It’s probably a really hard fabric to alter and she’s wearing a sample size. And although wee, wee, wee she’s not a 6″ size 000 model. 

    • bhl_1123

      The stitching on the sheer part was the first thing I noticed in the close-up pic.  I think it makes it look like it is cheaply made–and we all know that is not the case!  Otherwise, it is a great dress.

      •  Classic De La Renta, in its simplicity of line, and choice of color.  Yeah, that seam edge needs to be opened up; and where each pucker is, the chiffon needs to be scooted down a really tiny amount, in order to smooth it out.

        • l_c_ann

          Thanks for the comment.  My first instinct was that it was puckered, but …at that price?

          How about the horizontal what-are-theys above the seam at the bottom of the sheer?  All I’ve got is marking chalk gone wrong.

          •  That’s actually the area I was referring to. The upper puckers I can forgive, cause that’s mostly about the dress trying to work with Amy’s lady fronts.

  • PinkLemon

    LOVE me a redhead in navy. this is too cute.

  • Sobaika

    Some jewelry and slightly stronger makeup. I don’t like the mermaid hair either, but I don’t think updos suit her very much.

    • charlotte

       I agree. Her ends could use a trim though.

      • Sobaika

        Definitely. And some layering, she needs more volume on top and less on the bottom.

        • Magatha

           But the color is lovely, yes? I wish Christina Hendricks would go a little more toward this softer red. Just a little.

        • Mary229

          It’s funny because I was thinking that she’s one of the few women out there that can grow her hair ::that:: long and it still looks healthy and shiny and beautiful.  She has such gorgeous hair.  I totally and unapologetically love the Mermaid hair.  She’s a 30-something who legit looks like Ariel.  I like it.  haha

  • i think you’d have to not eat for a week in order to wear that.

    • kschwarting

      Right?  And she looks so damn tiny in it.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    She looks really beautiful.  Wonder why she skipped the belt?  Looks great on the model – seems like it would work for Amy too?

    • Sobaika

      I like the belt, but it has more impact as one striking column. And the appearance of more height.

  • hmariec19

    I agree that she should have kept the belt. She does look nice though.

  • I wonder if she left off the belt to give herself the illusion of more height.

  • amf0001

    belt + stronger lip + trimmed hair would make it a werq for me

  • Rand Ortega

    That’s the name of my autobiography. “Buttoned Up & Terrified: The Rand Ortega Story”.

    This is the BEST I’ve ever seen Amy Adams look. Ever. A diamond cuff & or/bangle & slightly more ornate earrings & this would have definitely garnered a WERQ.

  • She looks great. Definitely should have kept the belt and added some sort of jewelry, but she look fantastic without it, too.

    I love the fact that she has a little belly showing there and isn’t all concaved stomach and jutting hip bones. She looks healthy and happy. 

  • Janet B


  • Anathema_Device

    Agree on the need for a statement piece.I also really like the belt the model is wearing, not sure if it would chop up wee little Adams too much. I’m guessing she skipped the belt to create a longer line.

    And can I just give a little “yay” to the return of navy? It is a nice neutral and a good softer alternative to black. So, Yay.

  • onefifteen

    Bitch is skinny! Wow.

  • Kyle Crawford

    This could be close to a best ever for her….. 

  • Va va voom! She looks great, though I would have kept the belt. 

  • ojosazules

    Relaxed and elegant. Lovely.

  • Why is everyone leaving the belts off of dresses these days?  B/c that belt made the dress….here it just looks boring. Definitely a move in the right direction…

    • Jackie4g

      You’re a self proclaimed Tall Girl. For shorter people, the belt cuts the line, making a short person appear shorter and chunkier. I would guess that’s why the belt was left off.

      • It was just a question in general, so many lady stars seem to leave them off, even when it would do them for favors. Belts are not always the enemy.  (also not self-proclaimed tall girl, it’s a nick name 😉 

        • Jackie4g

          My bad for assuming anything. It occurs to me you could have that nickname because you resemble Geena Davis ( in Leage of Their Own, Tom Hanks calls her Tall Girl). I still think belts can be tricky for columnar dresses, and people who are short waisted.

  • StellaZafella

    It seems as though the (relatively) young and well-known are forgoing bling of any kind lately. I wonder if it’s an economic thing of some kind, a matter of current taste/trend, or not enough houses are offering freebies?

    It makes some of the best looking people seem like they’re thinking, “Well…I have this dress…and that’s it.”

    • Jackie4g

      To some eyes, this is a refreshing change. I am glad there is no bling, it’s all a smooth column. The navy would be a perfect back drop for jewels, true enough, but for this time, “that’s it” it enough for me.

      • StellaZafella

         Sometime, this being a case in point, that is very true.

  • random_poster

    Pretty, indeed!

  • G

    WERQ for me.

  • She looks a lot like Nicole Kidman.  I never noticed before.

  • CPK1

    i love this!!!!!

  • jw_ny


    I like the belt as on the model, but in Amy’s case, I think she was wise to eliminate it.  She has a really good figure, but a belt would have sat oddly on her tummy.

  • alyce1213

    Puckering aside (HOW did they let that happen?), this is gorgeous, especially perfect for her.
    I appreciate the light drop earrings, very subtle and suitable, but think a little sparkle at the wrist would have been nice too.

  • Very relaxed and sexy. Love it. Agree about the cuff.

  • kolokOlchik

    What a gorgeous woman.  I wish she’d kept the belt

    • Mary229

      She ::is:: such a gorgeous woman but I sometimes get the sense that she doesn’t know that she’s super gorgeous.   And, in a way, it’s endearing because it makes her more normal and relatable but sometimes I just want a stylist to shake her and say, “You are gorgeous…please let yourself dress and stand like you are gorgeous.”

      • kolokOlchik

        She can’t not know.  When you are that beautiful, you just know.
        But you’re right, she can look so much better than she normally does.
        She’s actually one of my favorite actresses of today.

        • Mary229

          I….honestly don’t think she does.  She has given interviews before where she says that she never feels hollywood pretty and it doesn’t come across like a lie.  It comes across genuine.  But I think she’s gorgeous.  She’s one of my favorite actresses too.  I think she’s brilliant.

          • kolokOlchik

            wholeheartedly agree

  • fringebenefit

    Love the belt on the original, but if she has a bit of a tummy, can understand why she left it off. Definitely, though, diamond cuff instead. Minor issue, though. Otherwise, exquisite. 

  • bitterk

    Very nice. Love the color, length and her hair.  If she was taller, I would have nicked her for not wearing that incredible belt but I do think it would have chopped her petite frame in half.

  • Judy_J

    Glad she decided against the belt.  But a diamond cuff would have been nice.

  • MilaXX

    I would have been happy if she had kept the metallic belt. Then the lack of jewelry would have been less noticeable.

    • Jennifer Coleman


  • Mary229

    I think this is totally stunning.  Her body looks awesome.  Her skin is flawless.  And yes, I love the Mermaid hair.  She has stunningly beautiful long hair.    This is the kind of hair I used to pretend to have as a 10 year old.   I love it.

  • 3boysful

    She looks divine.  This is how you  do sexy but classy.

    • B_C_J

       You are absolutely right.

  • Joyce VG

    I give her a WERQ!!

  • Lilithcat

    That dress is fabulous.  

  • guest2visits

    This is a great dress for Amy; I prefer navy or deep blue over black, anyway.
    Agree a cuff would be a good choice.

  • crash1212

    Fabulous dress and she looks perfect in it. A diamond cuff would’ve been the perfect statement piece, but she looks great sans as well.

  • decormaven

    If the hair were more styled, I’d be less concerned about the lack of jewelry. Since the ‘do is so simple, I would appreciate seeing one significant piece of adornment. The lighting on the bodice in the first shot almost makes her decolletage look waxy- and that’s not the case. All minor quibbles – she looks gorgeous.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties


  • Pinup Ghoul

    What a brilliantly simple gown! I love it!

  • karena10

    Before I scrolled down, I thought what a perfectly lovely cocktail dress.  It just does not work as a floor length dress.  I agree it needs a statement piece of jewelry.

  • melanie0866

    She looks very Nicole Kidman.  In the best possible sense of the words.

  • margaret meyers

    The metallic belt on the model really sells this dress.  Still, she looks great.

  • I wish she’d kept the gold belt, but the rest looks beautiful.

  • Shoulda kept the belt! Have to say though, she looks pretty damn good.

  • another_laura

    You called it, T Lo, would it have killer her to wear a fabulous cuff with this?

  • Im a fan! Its all heaven on a stick!

  • B_C_J

    PERFECT!! Sometimes less is more.  I see a glorious young woman who is wearing a lovely, understated dress and yet manages to turn heads, look glamorous, elegant and sexy!  This is a home run.

  • ccm800

    She is to me so average in all ways. Nothing notable about her which can be in itself charming of you are a superb talent  but I don’t find her at all attention worthy.