Christina Hendricks, Lady in Red

Posted on October 30, 2012

Christina Hendricks attends the opening The Act nightclub in Las Vegas in a sparkling red dress.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • gabbilevy

      Woah, boobs! But otherwise, the dress suits. The shoes are unforgivable, though.

      • Vaniljekjeks

         What on earth is she wearing on her feet?!

        • mmc2315

          Those shoes look like the feeble classic Back-Up Pair of Shoes.  

          You know, when an outfit’s “real” shoes are KILLING your feet, so you break out the back-up shoes which are comfortable, no doubt, and allow you to continue to stand & walk, but in your heart of hearts you know they just don’t go with the dress and you can only hope the lights are turned down enough that no one notices.  

          • Vaniljekjeks

             Tsk.  Should be more fashionable.  I am almost never on red carpets and I manage a decent back-up shoe!  My backups are a pair of orthopedic black pumps.  They are boring and standard, but at least they are not complete disasters.  They are also like hugs for the feet.

          • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

             But you put the back-up shoes on AFTER all of the “official” pictures have been taken.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kimberly-Burke/100002384493067 Kimberly Burke

          I scrolled down thinking she looked very pretty. Boobtastic, but how could she not? Then I saw her feet and exclaimed “What the hell are on her feet?!?”

          They look like cardboard tied on with twine. Those disposable, roll up shoes would have looked better then those things! And seriously, you’re a star. Get a damn pedicure.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4501978 Martha Jackson Deutsch

        She managed to find shoes that are simultaneously geriatric and totally uncomfortable looking.

      • http://profiles.google.com/marteani Barbara Guttman

        There was a moment when I thought she wasn’t wearing shoes at all.

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

        She wears the WORST shoes. I hate to say this, because I live in the real world and like comfy shoes. But Christina, honey, WEAR SOME HEELS. 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NUZ2RGIDRXKK6ADHFPPCR6S3WI MariaM

          I think she has foot problems.  This isn’t body snarking, I think it looks like she has bunions.  If she has other issues as well, it’s actually impossible to wear stilettos for any length of time.  She generally seems to prefer kitten heels, and I gotta think it’s for a reason. I do wish she had found a more attractive pair, however.  Something metallic maybe? More delicate?

          • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

             That’s what it looks like to me as well, and if she does, I feel bad for her. Foot pain sucks. There are cuter comfortable shoes out there, though. Even a plain black kitten heel pump would have looked better, I think.

          • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

            I noticed that too – I figure it gives her a pass on a lot of her hideous shoe choices.

          • sk8tfan

            It looks like she has hella bunion problems. I’ve thought that several times in looking at her in photos. Maybe she hasn’t noticed because she can’t see her feet? Get thee to a podiatrist, woman. Even so, there are orthopedic shoes that are better than those things. But I do love the shape of the dress on her and so much for not putting red on a redhead, I think it looks great on her.

          • http://twitter.com/marared Jaime

            Yes, she’s got a noticeable bunion on the left – I’ve got one too, and I know just how hard it is to find shoes that accommodate such things and still fit the rest of your foot, and this is one of the primary reasons why I almost never wear heels. (that and it’s almost impossible to find cute shoes in 10EE, never mind the bunion…)

            Dress is pretty, hem needs to come up a bit.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

             I would actually LOVE for TLo to do an entry on foot-friendly shoes that are still fairly fashionable.   When all the so-called “killer shoes” are off limits to so many, it gets difficult to apply the wisdom to real life.  And, when it comes to bunions, it isn’t even that CH could wear the painful shoes on the RC and then change…she probably couldn’t even fit her feet into a lot of the so-called “great” shoes we see on others. 

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

      Baby heads, unflattering hemline.I think the tomato-ish red is making her look a little flushed in an unflattering way. Terrible shoes. On the bright side, her waist looks phenomenal. 
      Oh Christina, it’s 2 steps forward, 1 step back with you every time, isn’t it. 

      • kschwarting

        It’s odd, the flushing looks different from photo to photo.  I’m wondering whether it’s the light or bad blush application.

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

          Yeah that’s true. I considered including makeup issues but I just couldn’t judge well. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000393765005 Garcia Loca

        What on earth is wrong with baby heads? She’s a full busted girl with breasts positioned high on her chest. There’s no hiding them. Agree on the rest.

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

          Baby heads are a result of poorly fitting the bust by squishing them up against the chest. It’s a complaint about the fit, not her breasts. I’m sorry if it seemed like I was bodyshaming, but that was not my intent. To the contrary, I think there are better ways to highlight her magnificent breasts than squishing them until they look like they’re hanging upside-down. 

          • AthenaJ

            Well said

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

              Thanks. 

    • Scarlet39

      Too much boob, but what’s really bothering me are the shoes.  Why does she wear such awful shoes?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BJTY6KY7LOR7MDOD6QCZUC3VVI Donna Tabor

         She does, doesn’t she? And her toes are not. that. pretty. Sorry, CH.

    • rmp6y5

      THOSE SHOES! WHY!

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      From the shins up, Hello, Nurse!

      Those shoes are tragic. 

      • tereliz

        From the shins down, Nurse’s Day Off. 

    • Paigealicious

      Baaaaad shoes.

    • ecallaw1977

      Yes, she has baby heads, but Lord have mercy, I don’t think she really has a choice.  The color and shape are fantastic on her, but it would look better if it were a few inches shorter and with different shoes.  But day-um.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2SYNWNMDUBJBJL66NUNMGZEIDI AnonMom

        As a larger busted lady myself, I can say it’s hard to hide the baby heads unless you wear a turtleneck.  The top of that dress does have a considerable amount of coverage, but it simply is not enough.  I can’t fault the lady for that.

      • J. Preposterice

        The dress is too small on top, though, which is part of why she is making the babyheads, and I bet she’s wearing a pushup bra.  Right this minute I am wearing a 32JJ bra that yoinks my boobs up high — but is NOT a pushup, it’s a balconette — and a low necklined top, and there is visible cleavage but not a babyhead in sight.  Because everything FITS and although it is yoinked into place it is not SHOVED into place.  There’s a difference, and Christina does not know what it is.

        • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

          This lady does not a need a push up bra. I highly doubt that is what is going on. It would appear that her boobs are actually larger than her frame. 

          • formerlyAnon

             The boobs broader than her frame diagnosis seems to be correct (based on the comments of better eyes than mine). I imagine that this contributes to her difficulties with fit.

        • theblondette

          The tightness of the dress is the key issue, I think, though I don’t think her bra is helping her. If you look at the photos where she’s in 3/4 profile you can see that her breasts continue a long way down her chest area, suggesting that the dress is so tight that it’s actually flattening the breasts, which creates this unflattering babyhead look. I tried on a dress the other day that was too tight over the bust and got a very similar tit-effect even in my regular bra.

          • J. Preposterice

            It’s a little hard to tell without a profile shot, but the reflectivity on the dress makes it look like the breasts have a non-flattened…front projection, I guess I’d call it, which is weird if ONLY too-tightness is causing the babyheads.  That is, she doesn’t look like she’s got quadboob or like the front of the breasts is pressed inwards.  The dress is SOME too-tight, but not tight enough to flatten the boobs enough to do the babyheads on its own, or it’d also be flattening the points of the bust.  It is pushing some of the boob out into the armpit area, which is never comfy….

            It’s the combo of babyheads + regular front projection that makes me think she’s wearing a pushup bra under the dress. Pushups (or plunges, or strapless bras) in large cupsizes often have the extending-down-the-chest effect because of the structure of the padding in them.  When I wear a padded plunge bra, my boobs look half-again their size, which believe you me, is help they do not need.

            • theblondette

              Yes, that’s true. I’m wondering also if her control underwear is not helping. Is she maybe wearing a control slip? That might explain the flatness without the multiboob… If so, she should really go for one with the boob area cut out (I have one by Gok Wan, it’s awesome!). 

            • teensmom99

              As another well endowed woman (but no longer with the vava voom), I think the baby heads can be avoided and this just looks painful and weird. As TLo have taught me, when you’re spending that kind of money there is no excuse for bad undergarments.  It’s true that I have a hard time finding shapeware that pulls in my midsection and boobs–but that’s because I want to spend $50 and not whatever it is that her stylist should be able to find for her.  This is just creepy. And I didn’t even get to the length and those shoes.

            • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

               I’m also a bustier woman, and I think this may be a case of the wrong undergarment for that dress situation. Christina is gorgeous and has an amazing figure, but her undergarments here aren’t helping her with this.

            • J. Preposterice

              Yeah, whatever is going on with Christina’s boobs, I think there’s definitely some kind of Wrong Underpinnings happening….

              I have a high-waisted number that basically ends up under my braband and smooths all my lumps from braband to knee, leaving the breasts to be wrangled by my bra. For my own personal body, that seems to be the best solution.

            • Corsetmaker

              Those are great for big boobs. Either the high-waisted or the ones with straps that are cut to scoop under the bra. I think it’s combination of underwear and dress that’s flattening her and pushing her out in the wrong places. That woman is so badly in need of some well fitting bras! 

            • J. Preposterice

              For real.  I mean, I sympathize deeply, Christina!  My bra size is not found in every corner market, either.  But if I can afford to strap my boobs into some semblance of proper decorum, surely she can.  If the internet is to be believed, she’s got way more cash dollars than I do. 

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

              I just love this post.
              This whole thread actually.

      • eruannalle

        Yeah, exactly what I’m thinking. This fits her quite well, but with boobs like hers, there’s only so much you can do without covering them up entirely. The shoes are godawful though. 

        • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

           Right – she’s never going to be able to hide or minimize those babies… But they look great in this dress, and not tortured, so the bust is good in my book.

        • teensmom99

          Sorry, but I think you can do a lot more with the boobs.  Better undergarments–is that so hard?

      • NC_Meg

         I knew she had big boobs but for some reason, this dress makes them look much bigger than usual. I like the color and even the sequins but go up a size or have the bodice altered, Christina. It will look better and probably be 10X more comfortable. Because I don’t believe for one second that having boobs up to your chin is comfortable.

      • Indovina

        It can be extremely difficult for a larger busted woman to dress in a way that doesn’t draw attention to her chest, but it’s not impossible—especially when one has access to the resources that Christina has access to. One can compare how Christina dresses as Christina and how Christina dresses as Joan. It isn’t that she can’t not do it. It isn’t even that she doesn’t try not to.

        She has a choice—and she has made it. She—I have to conclude intentionally—dresses in ways that maximize the appearance of her bust. Far too many of the looks she wears aren’t merely non-camouflaging but are outright emphasizing.

        I don’t really care to speculate as to why. That’s how she wants to dress.

    • BazoDee

      terrible terrible length! The shoes are dreadful. Other than that -I’m beginning to get an “of course” vibe from her re: the baby heads. 

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Ok I am curious to the contraption under her dress that is giving her such baby-head action.  The dress is just a red sparkly icing to the cake that is Ms. Hendricks’ shapewear. 

    • greyhoundgirl

      Pushing the boobs up and into her neck doesn’t help.  If the top was a scootch wider it would accommodate her breasts without so much over-spill.

    • padma sallah

      The dress is lovely (sure a couple of inches off the hem would have been nice) but oy, the real travesty here is the shoes. Her feet look bound, bland and tortured.

    • Kristina Toma

      Holy baby heads, Batman. 

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      UGH!  Any time her dressed like this, I think “what an idiot”!  She does not HAVE to look like she has buoys strapped to her chest. 

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

      I have to say the fit is really flattering on her (babyheads aside). I know she has a large chest, but those are some serious baby heads in an already attention grabbing dress.  But look at her waist! I’m envious.  I am not envious of those damn shoes. What happened there hunny?

    • http://twitter.com/skitzfiggitous skitzfiggitous

      I wish they’d used a few inches of fabric from the bottom to give her ladies a little more room to breathe. Then I’d like everything happening from the knees up.

    • bookish

      Very Jessica Rabbit.

      • Kristin McNamara

        THAT WAS MY FIRST THOUGHT! Until I scrolled down and saw it wasn’t a floor-length. But I am here, skimming the comments to see if someone had already said this, because it *needed* to be said! :)

    • cmb92191

      the last shot where she is slightly turned is less boobtastic.   I like the idea of this dress, but the shoes are bit geriatric. 

    • http://twitter.com/jyotilamba Jyoti Lamba

      So unflattering… Between the hemline, the tightness at the bust and the too-low heels, there is nothing about this look that reminds us of her counterpart, Mad Men sexpot Joan.

    • B_C_J

      Those shoes are soooo horrible, my eyes are bleeding!  I would either bring the hem of the dress up or go full on glamour and make it floor length which on second thought might have been the way to go given that it would have concealed those atrocious shoes. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000393765005 Garcia Loca

      Dress – good verging on great. Shoes – unforgivably bad. Needs joory and different makeup.

    • hmariec19

      It looks like she’s wearing a hospital wristband.

      • kimmeister

        I was thinking maybe it was her ticket into the event?

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

          I thought the same thing. That’s the only explanation.

    • http://twitter.com/lolacestmoi Veronika Kaufmann

      I doubt anyone looks at her shoes when they see her in real life. 

    • In_Stitches

      Formal Birkenstocks and mom hair don’t suit Jessica Rabbit’s dress. 

    • therealkuri

      Fabulous dress. I’d prefer the hemline just below the knee, though, and a bit of jewellery. Nothing too crazy, but a little something.

    • elleg929

      All I see are baby heads and fugly shoes.

    • Lily-Rygh

      Those shoes are an unforgivable sin against God.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

      Just in time for halloween – its Jessical Rabbit!

    • theblondette

      The problem with this dress is absolutely clear to anyone who has a small waist in proportion to a very well endowed chest: the dress fits at the waist, which means it is correspondingly cut for a woman who would be expected to have a waist that size. A woman who had a C or D cup could quite comfortably fit into the top of that dress, but I would guess darling Christina is at least a G cup (it’s hard to guess more accurately when I don’t know her underband measurement – that really impacts on how a cup size looks). She would need to size up at least 1 dress size to fit in her boobs, which would make the waist much looser, and it seems that Christina’s decision for partywear is usually that it’s better to fit on the waist – we’ve seen that often. In a way I don’t blame her. Having huuuge boobs myself, wearing clothes that are loose on the waist feels dumpy and frumpy. I know Bitter Kittens have said it often, but Christina really needs someone to tailor ALL her clothes. This dress shows she has an extraordinary silhouette. I’m certain that on Mad Men all her clothes are tailored to her specific size – I wish she’d take that into her real life, because as my no 1 girl crush after Marilyn, I want to see her look her best!

      • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

        As someone with a less extreme curviness I still wish I had someone to tailor all my clothes. 

        • theblondette

          It would be lovely, wouldn’t it? :)

      • Corsetmaker

        Yeah, she needs them tailored or she needs to stick to separates. Off the rack sizing is never going to work for her. Also, she’s stuck with either squeezing into a loan dress or shelling out for her own, which might be when she bypasses the stylist. Neither is ideal. She’d be better finding a young, unknown designer to give her patronage too. Great publicity in exchange for clothes that fit her.

    • SewingSiren

      It’s a nice silhouette for her. But the neckline is too low. Her feet look like they hurt, and that’s not a good look.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aboutelle Ashleigh Boutelle

      I’m so surprised this is a “Whiteboard”er. This dress looks (to me) like it fits her better than anything I’ve seen her in to date!
      The shoes…not so much.

    • mommyca

      The shoes are so tragic…. 

    • MsOlympia

      Is that a hospital bracelet?

    • Lattis

      IDK – kind of has that unfortunate Venus of Willendorf effect. 

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

      Hem is too long, breasts are tortured, bad shoes. 

      I like the red, though.

    • http://twitter.com/tangodiva Tanya Wade

      As another big boobed bitter kitten, Miss Christina is probably not a larger letter size, just a multiple letter size, ie. DDD. I don’t necessarily think her rib cage is huge. And it’s also common to have one boob bigger than the other, which is perhaps why right boob is bigger than left boob.

      But the bigger problem (oy!) here is clearly the shoes from the Bea Arthur collection at Sears. Tragic. Whether or not she actually has bunions, they certainly give that unfortunate illusion! Nice fit in the waist of the dress, though.

      • Corsetmaker

        I bra fit and I’d guess at 32 H or HH maybe more. A DDD is an F over here and she’s way, way more than that. But no she’s not a big band size. And agreed, most people have one side slightly or even a lot bigger. Often the right if you’re right handed.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

           Yes, I appear to be fairly flatchested when one looks at me, and yet fit nicely in a 30 D in some brands.  The cup size corresponds to the band, folks…a 30 D generally is the same size (in terms of area covered) cup as a 36 A!    CH is probably (like most actresses in Hollywood) very small boned and likely a band size 30 or 32…which, then puts her cup size WELL along the alphabet. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

      Jessica Rabbit!

    • Eva_baby

      I just don’t think she knows how to dress for her body at all.  Either she looks stuffed into something or she looks frumpy.  Weirdly in this she looks both.

    • mhleta

      Love the dress on her and although I’m generally not in favor of this mid-calf length we’re suddenly seeing everywhere, it could have worked here with a more substantial shoe, like maybe a patent leather platform. The shoes she’s wearing here are the sorts one wears with something casual and gauzy, not a dazzling dress such as this. And what’s with the wrist band? Sort of tacky to ask women in elegant dress to wear a wristband for any reason, yes?

    • Judy_J

      Baby heads.  And those shoes do NOT go with that dress.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=4501978 Martha Jackson Deutsch

      She managed to find shoes that are simultaneously geriatric and totally uncomfortable looking. Also, boobies. 

    • BrooklynBomber

      Again, why does she have to be stuffed into her clothes? This is not flattering. We know she has a classic hourglass figure, and don’t need to be hit over the head with an exaggerated version of it.

    • Mary229

      The dress is working everything she’s got but I can’t help but think it just doesn’t work as a cocktail dress.  Am I missing something here?  Am I wrong and this would actually be too much if it was a gown?

      • filmcricket

        It would be much, much better as a gown. That would probably be too formal for the occasion, though. 

    • TieDye64

      Woah, you’d think this would look all va-va-voom, but it really falls short. The fit and length of the dress is wrong. And the shoes! Dear God, those shoes take this into frumpy territory. This is how you sex down a tight, sparkly red dress. 

    • MilaXX

      The dress is not bad, but the hemline is wrong and the shoes are awful.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J2VE4NE2FY2BP4QD2XOYKJGLPI Laura

      Shoes are tragic….

    • Pennymac

      No. THAT IS ALL.

    • jw_ny

      She really is quite clueless, isn’t she.  It looks like she slapped on that sparkly red dress and out the door she went.  No effort..no polish. She makes a sparkly sequined red dress look dull.

      Those shoes do not go with that dress at all!  That dress length is all wrong…especially with those shoes!  Is that a red plastic bracelet…egads, it’s ugly!  Those boobs are just too …well, too much!  (I could go on…)

      She needed big hair or an up-do, dramatic makeup, diamond tennis bracelet, and mostly…killah shoes! 

    • Vera L-

      baby heads and payless sandals that are too small. 

      I’m disappointed in my girl crush today. 

    • Rand Ortega

      Roman Sandals & Babyheads. The new series on STARZ.

    • http://twitter.com/Thrillckr Sheila Luther

      I think she’s wearing those hideous shoes because she’s sporting a huge pair of bunions!!! Lawds, those things have her big toes pointing East & West. 

    • DesertRodent

      Anyone totin’ those loads needs a more substantial pair of shoes. Just sayin’.

    • Valdri8

      She has some seriously fucked-up feet. I bet they kill her in fashionable shoes, but those sandals are a nightmare. I adore her, and I think that she is so stunning, but she is a style disaster. I want to blame the difference between her looks in print and IRL on photoshopping, but she looks phenom on MM. She simply does not understand how to dress her body. And I cannot believe that someone with her money cannot have stylish yet comfy shoes custom made if it comes to that. Get 4 pair and do a Cathy Cambridge, but please do not come out in those things ever again. 

    • Valdri8

      And the rest of her looks like she got shoved out the door before she was done getting dressed.

    • kayleymaybe

      OK, so the shoes are terrible, but also, is that a red plastic watch on her wrist?

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

      Those sandals are like something she wore to a Renaissance Faire in 1993. Why would she EVER think they were OK to wear with this dress? Even if she’d arrived in Vegas to find that she’d forgotten her ACTUAL shoes, she could have popped into Nordies on the way over and picked out something suitable. 

      CH: so beautiful, so completely unable to dress herself.

    • Sal Neslusan

      other than the shoes she looks great. She’s on VEGAS that’s the right dress to wear!

    • Janet B

      Arm pits to knees she looks fantastic.

    • e jerry powell

      Carrie, I can see your dirtypillows…

      The one time when a pair of all-out cha-cha heels would be appropriate and she doesn’t put any on.

      WTF is up with this woman?  She needs more gay friends. She would never leave the house looking like that from the ankles down if she had some.

    • MissFern

      WHY, those shoes, WHY.

    • http://twitter.com/Kathy_Marlow aka Darth Mommy

      The dress looks great on her…but….baby heads.  The shoes should be taken out and burned..never to be seen again. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Aaaand it’s return of the babyheads. Which almost distracts from those tragic shoes. What happened to the stylist, Christina?

    • OrigamiRose

      Yes to the dress.  No the shoes and the medical bracelet on her wrist.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      She wasted a fab dress, makeup, and hair by wearing hideous lyrical dance sandals and her plastic wristband from Cosmic Bowling. Christina, why do you do this to me? All I ever did was love you *sob*. 

      She also has a babyheads situation, but other than that the dress if gorgeous. Red and green are darling Joanie’s colors. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      Jessica Rabbit in Birkenstocks. Ugh.

    • decormaven

      Can TLo run a contest for Be Miss Christina’s Best Gay Friends? Because girlfriend seriously needs some. If there is a professional stylist behind this look, he/she needs to be run out of town on a rail. And if Miss CH is picking her own looks, she needs a cadre of gays to snap her out of these public trainwrecks. Those aren’t shoes, they’re some shapeless forms tied onto to her hooves with twine! And no pedi, no jewelry, no hairstyle…aaaiieee! I’m going to rewatch the Mad Men episode where she wears the red dress that makes her look like a present. This ain’t no present, girl!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=779473124 Crystal Marie Stewart

      Dress is a gorgeous shape, but yeah. The shoes are ridiculous, definitely a scrolldown fug. 

    • Sara__B

      She does have a fondness for comfy shoes and baby heads, bless her heart.

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

      Why does every Hendricks post always turn to body-shaming? Really disappointing.

      • http://blue-again.myopenid.com/ blue

         You’re right. I was just about to comment *again* on how unappealing I find her simply because of her top-heaviness. Not cool.

      • Corsetmaker

        I’ve read through all the comments and I don’t see much body-shaming. I do see a lot of fit-shaming. Criticising her inability to pick clothes, or more importantly, underwear that fits is in no way criticising her fabulous figure.

    • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

      What a magnificent dress, but what shoes instead? Pointy black ones? Something for a sharp contrast, but shiny like the dress?

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      Oooph!  Poor thing has horrible bunions.  No the shoe to wear with something like that

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      LOVE the dress, haaaaaate the shoes. It’s a great silhouette for her, and she’s showing off the girls without crushing them. She needs some accessories – earrings, maybe? A bracelet? – and different shoes, and this would be an outstanding look. 

    • ThaliaMenninger

      not feelin it

    • jmorino08

      Good God woman! Get thee to a boob wrangler, STAT!

    • A B

      I wish Dita von Teese could teach her how to dress.

    • margaret meyers

      If you’re going to wear an eye-catching, almost gown like that you HAVE to spend some money on your hair and your accessories and the right shoes.  These are the basics. 
      I think CH’s problem is that she is just doing a cable show and she doesn’t personally have the money to use a stylist all the time to help her make the right appearance. That or she’s cheap and thinks she can Do It Herself.

    • editrixie

      So, I’ve got this foot injury thing going on, could be a bunch of things, but now I’m in a walking boot/air cast thingie to try to tamp down the inflammation from movement. I can’t wear any of my incredibly fabulous shoes because they’re all too snug or they have a tiny heel — I don’t even really own much in the way of real heels anymore. I look at those shoes — and a lot of what she’s worn lately — and wonder if she doesn’t have something going on where she can’t wear “regular” shoes. Because there’s not much to excuse these otherwise with such a great dress.

    • bigeasybridget

      Jessica -waitforit – Rabbit

      • Jean Marie Downing

         Was going through the comments waiting for that.  I wish she’d owned it though with a longer dress and purple stilettos.

        • bigeasybridget

           I didn’t have a chance to look the comments (I know that’s not proper etiquette!  my bad!), but I was sure I was repeating half the comments….wow, I can’t believe there weren’t any before mine….it immediately sprung to mind… you’re right, purple shoes would have been great….and the length is a little odd, but personally think she looks FANTASTIC – for a sexy woman in a red sparkly dress, it could go way hootchie….but I think she manages to walk the line with a wink and a smile

    • Laylalola

      It seems absurd but I’m starting to feel kind of bad for her– she really has few choices, is never going to just look low-key or blend in, and is almost always going to look over the top and stand out like a sore thumb in basically whatever she wears. (I sort of wish I had such problems, but then again …)

    • http://twitter.com/irmaladuce_l8ly IrmaLaDuce

      I wish she’d gone the full Jessica Rabbit with a floor length hem and a slit up to here, but…overall not bad. Except for the shoes. It looks like she has dirty band-aids taped to her feet. 

    • schadenfreudelicious

      that is not a good length for her figure type, and those sandals look like she walked over to the event, and forgot to change into her evening shoes…

    • Robert Wilson

      Damn. I’m gay, and all I could do was stare at ‘em. Is she even wearing shoes, I couldn’t tell. And I think that’s part of the problem–her proportions stun & confuse most stylists who work with her. Clearly, nobody has yet managed to get her into the most flattering combination of bra size/shaper. And while it is hard to notice, the fit is wrong up top; the darts should end up near the point of her boobs, not below. It makes the whole dress look as if it is being pulled down. She needs a stylist who isn’t afraid to buy two sizes and cut them into one dress.

    • Imasewsure

      I hate this unflattering length and boobtastical vise of a dress on her. I’m not even going there with the shoes since so many have gone before me (and trashed her effectively already). Kind of a crazy Ginger Grant thing going on… not good

    • oohsparkley!

      She looks great! I forgive her for the shoes. I think she must have touchy feet.

    • http://stef-lee.tumblr.com/ stef lee

      does anyone else suspect, judging from recent pictures, that Christina has recently fired her awesome stylist? or hit a lucky streak with a few outfits a while back and has now sunken into her old ways? what gives?!!

    • nannypoo

      With those hellacious boobs anything with cleavage is going to cause problems. I think, given her figure, it’s a good dress for her except for the length. The shoes look like something she might have found in the trunk of her car when she realized she forgot to bring the purple stilletos she carefully chose to go with this dress.

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

      I don’t hate this as much as others here seem to — granted the dress needs some jewelry to spice it up and the shoes are tragic, but the way the dress fits her body looks pretty damn good to my eyes. I do wish it were either just a few inches shorter or floor-length, though. Actually, the latter would have been quite stunning.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724916801 facebook-724916801

      Her bust is fine, nothing to be ashamed of and she’s decent.  The hem is too long and yes, the shoes are terrible.  Love the dress, otherwise.

    • PrunellaV

      It’s too long and the shoes are sad, but otherwise, va-va-va-VOOM!

    • Trisha26

      Horrible, horrible shoes. And baby heads. Other than that she looks terrific! (It also looks a little long but with better shoes that issue might go away.)

    • http://twitter.com/yessveee Sarah Veenstra

      Death By Babyheads.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      I think that that dress could fit more attractively for her breasts.  More fabric please. And those shoes – they ruin the whole look. A pump please.  

    • sweet_potato

      This could have been a great look if it the dress were shorter (what’s with this length??), different shoes and hair that looks like someone did something with it, on purpose.  But still better than a lot of CH looks.  More baby steps, fewer baby heads.

    • Qitkat

      Oh darlin’, your poor feet. She just may have to choose between the hell of criticism for her shoe choices or the hell of hellacious pain for fancier shoes. I’ll just shut up about anything else, because I know from personal experience the agony of da feet trumps everything else.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535548244 Kim Baker Vidas Davey-Irvin

      hate the length of the dress — at least, with THOSE shoes.  why not full length, or cocktail length with a pair of killer heels?

    • Darva Sutra

      love the dress and it fits her to a tee, except I’d hem it about 2 inches.  This dress is MEANT to be sexy and she sure delivers.  All other styling/hair makeup choices nonexistant.  She has got to get help pulling herself together, this HOT dress only underscores the fact that she didn’t try with anything else.

    • Corsetmaker

      You need heels to carry off that length. The shoes are… well there’s plenty comments on them.
      And for the love of whatever woman, get a bra fitting from someone who knows what they’re about and listen to them! Then find some unknown, curve understanding designer who would be over the moon to dress you in clothes that fit in exchange for the publicity!

    • Contralto

      I love her, I just do.  But the bustline needs a little more room, and I wish she’d worn her hair up.  I ain’t mad at her for the shoes, though, because as a racktacular sort my own self, sometimes Heels + a Balcony You Can Do Shakespeare From = Big-Time Backache.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Louise-Bryan/1177213326 Louise Bryan

      That dress with those sandals??  What happened?  Did one of her heels break?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000393765005 Garcia Loca

      I like the dress on her, but would like it even more if the length wasn’t weird like this. It should either hit under the knee or go maxi. Hey, maybe then it could cover up the tragic shoes!

    • melanie0866

      Too long.  Also, she looks barefoot.

    • Joyce VG

      WOW!  I just clicked in her pic.  The dress is perfect for her.  What is wrong with her feet seriously?  I admire she doesn’t go for torture devices on her feet…but geriatric beige sandals?  Gee whiz. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=122613264 Carly Warnock

      Length is too long, baby heads are cray, must be wearing a corset to make her waist look like that. Otherwise, very pretty.

    • Toto Maya

       If you got it, flaunt it. She’s flaunting it.

    • SatelliteAlice

      Shoe fail… but great dress.

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      The dress is TOO LONG and the shoes are HIDEOUS!!!

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

       Also, did she fire the new stylist???

    • Amy Ennis

      Amazing! What an hourglass figure! 

    • gubblebumm

      The boobs are so heavy they are smushing her feet

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      Too long.  The shoes are tragic.  Lose the red watch band.

    • quiltrx

      OH GOOD LORD.  Take those shoes back to Mamaw!!!

    • SophieCollier

      Not going to complain about the “baby heads” because as I figure it, either she hikes those tatas up and gets grief for too much bosom, or she lets them sit lower and looks chunkier than she actually is.  This shows off her hourglass shape.  Those shoes, however, are inexcusable unless she’s had toe surgery or something.

    • http://twitter.com/Nanskatoon Nancy Skaggs

      HORRIBLE length. Longer or shorter would have done it. AND HATE HATE those shoes.

      • TheDivineMissAnn

         Yep,  not crazy about the length either.  Just an inch or two shorter and she would have rocked it.  It’s a fab dress.

    • tsid2012

      As previously stated: great dress, horrid shoes.

    • http://twitter.com/Mylynka Mylynka

      oh no… reutrn of the babyheads…  :(

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

      OMG! one post ago, she was wearing marvel girl/phoenix green, now shes switched to dark phoenix red! is she trying to tell us something?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001998855370 Fatima Siddique

      “Ouch”, said the baby heads. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/ali.sharpe.6 Ali Sharpe

      Bad shoes. AMAZING dress. 

    • xmixiex

      those shoes… i can’t… angels are falling.

    • http://TheDoseofReality.com/ The Dose of Reality

      What in seven hells does she have on her feet?! *sob*

    • librarygrrl64

      Beautiful dress (could be an inch or two shorter), nice hair and makeup, tragic accessories.

    • Mirakel9

      Where is she going in this get-up??  The length is funky (too long, or too short….but this?!), the hair & make-up are limp, and the shoes….THOSE SHOES! They make her look like she has painful bunions (at least put some color on those toenails!). Ugh.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      I dislike everything about this look!  The girls are too high, the dress is doing nothing for her waist and is too long.  The shoes are absolutely TRAGIC.  Hair is limp, makeup is shiny and not great.  And, I agree with Kimberly Burke – get a damned pedicure!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katie-Heim/708520610 Katie Heim

      Oh my god, I love this woman, she is so glorious, but that hem! Those shoes! The horror below the knee! 

    • neofashionista

      I like it yeah her baby heads are out of control but i think she likes it that way and so we are all just gonna have to get used to it