Christina Hendricks in L’Wren Scott

Posted on October 29, 2012

Christina Hendricks attends the 41st Annual Peace Over Violence Humanitarian Awards in a L’Wren Scott dress paired with Katerina Maxine earrings and Le Vian bangles.

L’Wren Scott Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Tilda Lindstam



[Photo Credit: Billy Bennight/PR Photos, Getty,]

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  • sweetlilvoice

    Much improved! Redheads looks great in green.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Ugh, not me – makes my skin look green! But this is a good shade for her, no question. I only wish it fit a little better.

    • e jerry powell

       Better than the white would have been.  MILES better.

      • Sobaika

        I think Christina could pull off the white, but there’s a reason redheads should stick to green. She looks vibrant.

        • e jerry powell

          I’m not convinced about what the white would do to how her bust looks proportionally.  I could be wrong, but it’s moot, because she’s wearing the green anyway.  🙂

  • KateWo

    lovely except for the shoes and maybe a skosh shorter hem

  • I love this color on her, and the dress.  I’m not a huge fan of the gold shoes, but they kinda work here. 

  • Wow! A for improvement! 

  • Not bad, perhaps a wider, contrasting belt and raise the hem a few inches? The belt’s probably more important, the one she has on now melts into her dress.

    • andcoh

      I liked the original contrast on the collar as well.  But I agree with you on everything else.

    • Coralie,
      You are absolutely right! The belt makes her torso seem short and a couple of inches off the hem would be perfect! Don’t these stars have stylists who can make these types of suggestions?

  • beebee10

    YES!! not crazy about that shade of green but she looks wonderful. It has  some frills on the sleeve, which she likes, just more toned down.

  • jmorino08

    This is really lovely on her. Color, fit, shape. Well done C!

  • StellaZafella

    Color A+ Fit A+ Sleeve caps are cute: This dress should stop at or just below the knee…the length here is getting into Grandma territory. Shoes C+

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Definitely the right neckline – very flattering.  Not a fan of the frippery on the sleeves.  Hate the shoe, BUT they are not peeptoes so I gotta give her a pass.  On the TLo 5-point scale, I’ll give her a 4 because she looks pretty and I’m not screaming at the sight of her for once.

    •  The shoes aren’t peeptoes, they’re not nude-colored, and they’re actually a high heel, as opposed to the lower kitten heels she usually wears.

  • GREAT color. Needs a contrasting belt. I’m going off-script as a “yes” on the gold shoes. They work for me.

    She’s got such a goddess body. I love it.

  • tereliz

    Christina should wear this silhouette more often. She looks tall and her proportions look a little more balanced out. She looks amazing in that color!

    L’Wren Scott deserves some sort of award for her humanitarian efforts—first that striped dress on SJP and now this lovely sheath. If I didn’t officially love her work before, I do now!

  • call_me_schmeg

    Lovely and a huge improvement, yet… this looks like modern Joan. She’s making the case for all those bitter kittens who say the only person who knows how to dress her is the costume designer for mad men.

  • Imasewsure

    Wow I don’t like this much… huh…. I think she looks dumpy but it’s probably the length of the dress more than anything. It just looks like a big column of green – feel like if it ended at or above the knee, then the whole look would be more balanced… as it is, there is too much green below the belt – or maybe it’s just the lack of contrast overall that makes it dull to me… and I’m bored with green on red heads although it’s very pretty on her. Complain, complain, complain….

  • Cousin_Rose

    Wow! That dress was born to be worn by Christina H. I love everything about this look on her.

  • MintaHallWriter

    I’m thinking the hemline is WAY wrong. If you chop off about 4 or 5 inches off the hem the proportions would be great and teh dress would look a lot better on her.

    • Agreed. If it was just a bit shorter this would be a perfect look. I hope she buys that dress and hems it a bit, because it really is a perfect dress for her.

  • Monday1900

    I don’t like this and I think it makes her look heavier than she is.  The hem is way too long and the color is too minty.  If you must keep the green then the piping and the belt shuld be a contrasting color, like on the model.

  • BrooklynBomber

    It’s a great color on her and a big improvement overall. Some commenters say the belt should contrast, but I think that would cut her in half and make her look boxy. I just wish the fit was a little looser. An extra inch allowance all the way around and she’d still look curvy as hell, without looking stuffed into it.

    • kschwarting

      I agree–it just is a skosh too tight.

    • Corsetmaker

      Totally agree, it’s the continuous colour that’s so flattering on her. But a touch more ease wouldn’t hurt.

  • mia

    Raise that hem two inches and we’ve achieved perfection

  • Kudos Christina!  She looks sleek, chic and even prettier than normal. And that’s sayin’ a lot. ‘Cause she’s always pretty. But seriously, this is perfect for her.

  • another_laura

    The green is okay for her, but the shoes are not okay for anybody.  However, a nice look from our CH today!

  • Off topic here…what happened to recapping “All on the Line”? Seems odd to have dropped it when you were actually ON THE SHOW. 

  • Needs a contrasting belt.

  • It could be a skosh looser, but she looks great. 

  • kschwarting

    That’s the same dress as on the model?  The shape is similar, but the fabric and sleeves look different.  Regardless, it’s a lovely color for her and, as others have said, a big improvement. 

    • kimmeister

      I think the model has broader shoulders than CH does.  The sleeves lay better on CH.

  • NCDFan

    The green is fabulous as is the shape. I think she needs the extra length to get the flare of the skirt, a shorter skirt would make her look wider I think. Quite see the logic for the matching color belt; a contrasting belt might look great from the front but not the side. Shoes are enh –  look like they are supposed to be gold but end up looking dirty beige.

  • MilaXX

    I like this dress on her. Finally someone got the neckline right. No too high, but not baby head territory either. I wish she was wearing a different shoe, but this is a much better look for her.

  • nancymae

    How short is she? She is drowning in skirt compared to the model and the latter looks much better IMHO. Love the color on her though.

  • pattyw

    I think the runway version, with the pattern and contrasting colors, was much more interesting and youthful. 

  • SapphoPoet

    She looks fabulous in this dress. So much better than that purple thing that made her look like she couldn’t breathe. This is a nice silhouette and a lovely color. 

  • With more interesting shoes, this could be a WERQ.

  • Qitkat

    I like the color, the neckline, the sleeves, the bracelets and the minaudiere. The length is wrong too long and it’s a bit snug in the hips, shoes are just OK. Although the color is flattering, that is a lotta green and I wonder if the fabric is just a solid, looks like it, or has some tone on tone weave like the model’s dress. I think I would have preferred that in the green.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    This may be a personal best for her. The shoes are kind of hiddy, but the dress is beautiful on her.

  • Fabulous.

  • greyhoundgirl

    a definite WOW.  Can’t quibble the details.

  • CassieLee22

    LOVE she looks great, but wish the hem were an inch or two shorter

  • kayleymaybe

    A contrasting belt would have done wonders.

  • Janet B

    Nicely done.  A little tight and long, but much improved.

  • cleep1000

    Wow, she did it! She looks normal! Comfortable! Chic!

  • Great silhouette, great color, and I love the shoes! I only have a couple of minor quibbles… I’d take a couple of inches off of the hem, and I wish there was a little more contrast in the belt. But no denying it – she looks great!

  • kimmeister

    Great little clutch!

  • PeggyOC

    Much, much better.  The waistline is a little odd, but it’s so very, very good that I’m not going to complain.

  • Trisha26

    Hair and makeup are pretty.

  • snarkykitten

    it’s almost good..still think it’s a bit too tight in the bust. but no cresting baby heads!

  • Contralto

    Fabulous color on her.  

  • jilly_d

    I would never have guessed a L’Wren Scott would look this good on a curvy gal.  Would have liked to see a gold/copper belt, but I’ll take metallic shoes I guess.  Love the bracelets.  Atta girl!

  • decormaven

    Shorter hem & I would give this a thumbs-up. Do like the petite clutch and jewel-encrusted bangles; the shoes are almost a bit match-y to the clutch, but I will give them a pass. 

  • mmc2315

    Own it, Christina! Contrasting belt next time and a necklace. Go!

  • Beautiful. And I love the accessories, shoes included – from the front, I thought they were putty but then I saw the profile. Love!

  • sashaychante

    She looks great in this dress.  I’m not a fan of this particular shade of green, but it is an excellent choice for her.   The style really suits her.  Not in love with the shoes, but I can ignore them.

  • There you go, lady. So pretty!

  • B_C_J

    I agree with everyone. The dress should have been a few inches shorter and I personally would not have added any embellishments to the cap sleeves. Her bust line and shoulders are ample and she does not need anything adding to it.  However the dress is very flattering and she looks beautiful.  Love the clutch as well.

  • pookiesmom

    She looks fabulous!! 

  • PastryGoddess

    She obviously needs to wear L’wren Scott forever and ever amen

  • Dot

    She looks beautiful – that shade of green is incredible on her. Love those sleeves.

  • I love her, and I like this look, but I really hope she gets a better bra soon… I would not want to see her pups in that high of a neck.  At least mine wouldn’t be, and I’ve got some big ones too, but you know…

  • margaret meyers

    She’s wearing a wig here?  

    • ChiliP

      Yes, it’s a wig. I was surprised to find out she typically always wears wigs during her public appearances (and on Mad men, obviously). You can’t see her scalp when her hair is parted (and sometimes she has no part at all) when she is wearing a hair piece. I can’t provide the link right now, but google “Christina Hendricks, hair loss hell” and you’ll find a very informative website.

      • Dot

        She definitely wears partial falls. Where you place the piece on the head determines if/how much natural part is visible.

        • ChiliP

          Sometimes she does, although I’m fairly certain that’s not the case here.  Her stylists seem to incorporate some of her real hair in the bangs, then place a hair piece on top to create a fuller/more natural look. Look closely at her bangs in this picture (especially the second picture down)- you can see a small section of hair in the front, then it’s fairly obvious where the hair piece sits on top.There’s absolutely no part/scalp visible even in the front of her hair. I found the link I was referring to yesterday- someone previously posted it on this site, and it’s very informative.  You’ll see a picture of Christina’s natural hair and how it looks parted for a point of reference.

    • Dot

      It’s unlikely that it’s a full wig. She wears partial falls.

  • theblondette

    Appropriate dress for this event though a contrasting belt would’ve been nice. It looks good on her!

  • Love this on her! Gorgeous color, and a much better fit than usual.

  • cleverlady

    I think the length and shape of the skirt are a perfect balance for her curvy bust and hips… great color on her.   Wig (???) or not, the hair style is soft and flattering.  And the sleeve detail is subtle but a nice touch.  She is such a beautiful woman!

  • Corsetmaker

    A big yes. The self coloured belt giving a continuous colour through the waist is flattering. A contrast belt would cut her in half. Also I disagree about a shorter hem being better. I sometimes thing knee length dresses look unflattering on her as they place a lot more emphasis on her calves than they need. This is sleeker and makes her look taller. 

  • Judy_J

    Love this color on her, and the top half is dynamite.  I just wish the skirt was a bit shorter, ending just below the knee or even mid-knee.

  • oohsparkley!

    Brava! Christina gets the most improved award. I keep thinking the belt is missing something. Going back and forth on whether contrasting would have been better. If it was me, I would have tried on both. Maybe the belt just needs an interesting, expensive looking buckle. I like that length on her.

  • crash1212

    Almost perfect…but I’ve been reading TLo for far too long not to note that this would’ve been a WERQ in my mind….if only the hem were raised to her knee. Beautiful color on her and everything else is totally working.

  • Isana Leshchinskaya

    different shoes and belt would equal a WERQ

  • alyce1213

    Better, and the color is very nice.  Terrible shoes.  Still a ways to go, but better.

  • ChelseaNH

    Good job!  Some room for improvement on the details, but the fundamentals are there.

  • I love this. She’s not trying too hard and she looks comfy and pretty!

  • guest2visits

    This looks fresh and pretty – almost spring-like. Works nicely.

  • Yes! I was hoping you guys would feature this look (although I wanted to read your commentary). I personally love this look. Flattering color and shape. 

  • pepper76

    That color is great on her. I wish it were a tiny bit shorter and that she had different shoes, but this is a really good look for her. She should stick with L’wren Scott. Has she ever worn Giambattista Valli?

  • I liked the dress better without the flare at the hem. Should be tighter at the hem I think, or the hem should have been a tad higher. Still, for Christina not a bad look. Glad she at least put something in her hair to prevent the blown out frizz her hair sometimes has.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Oh good, her new stylist is back from vacation!

  • librarygrrl64

    The hem length is great for the retro 1930s look that Scott surely was going for, but it’s a tiny bit too long on Hendricks, IMO. Other than that (and the boring shoes), well done! Color, silhouette, and fit are great!

  • teensmom99

    I was going to hate this until I saw the last picture.  She needs a better fit (where and why does she buy her bras?) and while I like a longer hem more than TLo do, this has to be shorter. And of course the shoes–ARRRGH.

  • melanie0866

    Nope.  Doesn’t work.  Need to raise the hem and drop the waist.

  • lucasuk82

    I like it – this a good way to work in the ruffle details she enjoys.

  • EEKstl

    She looks great, love the color on her.

  • it’d be perfect if it were shorter

  • DCSheehan

    Would have loved to see her in the white version. The colour is okay on her but without the different coloured piping and belt it’s just one green blob.

  • Please, god, someone close to her – can you tell her to stop doing that twee little foot thing she does in every single red carpet shot? Especially when she’s wearing below-the-knee length dresses and skirts, where it just serves to make the proportions look dumpy and off?

    Lady is stunningly proportioned, why does she sabotage herself so?

    • Dot

      I wouldn’t describe that pose as “twee,” but I get your point.

  • It fits and is flattering A+ (on a ‘curve’ hee hee)

  • RzYoung

    Beautiful colour and cut, I like this a lot!

  • kikisayshi

    LOVE that green on her. Good work, Christina.


    girl! good job!

  • Dot

    I think we’re saying the same thing? I wear a bonded fall/topper very similar to Christina’s, so I’m pretty familiar with how they work (as well as the website you linked to). Depending on the type, many have slits underneath that allow you to pull your own hair through and most cover the entire top of the head, except for the hairline. So, just because no part is visible doesn’t mean it’s a full wig. In fact, it’s pretty hard to incorporate one’s own hairline into a full wig.

    • ChiliP

      Now I understand the distinction you are making (and yes, we’re saying the same thing). You’re right, wig was the wrong term- I’ve never used a hair piece myself, so I sometimes get lost in the terminology.  I didn’t even know what a fall was until a couple months ago! Thank you for providing further information, Dot.

      • Dot

        There are lots of terms floating around now for these things. I guess “fall” is fairly old-school terminology, but I vastly prefer it to something like “integrated hair system”!

        • ChiliP

          Hehe, “integrated hair system” sounds like a robot made of various hair trimmings at a salon.

  • Diana Martinez

    Different belt, different shoes and this would be a knockout.  Well, maybe a shorter hem, too. But it’s close!

  • rmp6y5

    Fab color on her, and I like the gold accessories.  But come on.  She couldn’t smooth out those wrinkles?  It’s torturing my eyeballs.

  • aristida_girl

    She looks great, but boy do I hate tea-length… I wish it was o the knee like the models, it would make her look taller and slimmer….

  • formerlyAnon

    Not sure it’s the perfect place for the hem, and perhaps some bolder accessories – but on her curve this is just about a WERQ.

    Of course, she’s half way to WERQ if she hits even two of the following four: 1) dress fits without pulling and bunching  2)Dress does not give her enormous aged auntie uniboob 3) Dress does not serve up aggressive babyheads 4) dress allows wearer to note that she has a waist set between generous breasts and some solid hips (as opposed to waist & hips looking like a series of pillows shoved under her chest)

  • Wellworn