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, style.com]

    • 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

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

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

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Wow! A for improvement! 

    • http://twitter.com/glastea Coralie

      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.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NTSD7H3HVY6CZO27646PEEOTG4 tootsuite

        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.

      • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

         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.

    • http://twitter.com/carlaaxt Carla Axtman

      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.

      • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

        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.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQP72BQTLDYTRWEXLE4UDQGMQY mia

      Raise that hem two inches and we’ve achieved perfection

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      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!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LU5C262WB3Z5F4WZ6QGKXLNLE JaneM

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

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      Needs a contrasting belt.

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      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. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RDEDI3ONWSVDQS5GXKKBIML3H4 Chase

      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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maya-KC/537771651 Maya KC

      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!

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      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!

    • http://twitter.com/k8twolf Katie Wolf

      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.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      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

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

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

    • http://twitter.com/nkk Nikki

      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.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ 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.

            http://www.hairlosshell.com/christina-hendricks-loves-hair-pieces

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ 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!

    • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/Lily1129 Wednesday Addams

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      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?

    • http://twitter.com/MisterWingtip Fashion Policeman

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/MinaBinaXina MinaBinaXina

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/syntaxmoot Lara G

      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?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

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

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H3XBSNN3JLZWI4R2EPZ2BQYT5U Suzanne S

      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.

    • http://kingderella.tumblr.com/ kingderella

      “IM FIRE AND LIFE INCARNATE! FOR NOW AND FOREVER… IM CHRISTINA HENDRICKS!”

      girl! good job!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ 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.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ 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

      Excellent!