Girl, That’s Not Your Dress: Christian Ricci

Posted on October 25, 2012

Oh, Christina, sweetie. No.

C’mere, you need a hug.


Christina Ricci attends the Harry Winston dinner for Jessica Chastain in New York City in head-to-toe Thakoon.

Thakoon Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Alex Yuryeva

Thakoon Fall 2012 Collection

You are just a tiny little slip of a thing and this dress requires more woman to fill it. You look like you got into mommy’s closet; the sluttier part of it. Box this up and send it off to some curvy gal who has a good collection of belts. You go find yourself something sassy and a little more form-fitting than this, mkay?


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  • charlotte

    I don’t think that a turtleneck bathrobe dress looks good on anyone, curvy or not.

    • kimmeister

      The materially really does look like terry cloth or fleece!

  • foodycatAlicia

    I don’t want to see too much more of this bright pink! The only good thing about this dress is that it really draws attention to her lovely face.

    • Mary229

      This color does seem to be everywhere right now, doesn’t it?   I like pink.  I think so many women (no matter your coloring) look lovely in pink.  But I legitimately can’t find one example where I think ::this:: shade of pink looks great on anyone. 

      • theblondette

        I was saying this the other day… This pink is really harsh and makes most women’s skin look like crap.

      • j_anson

        As someone who just went shopping, that color IS everywhere. I love it when fashion decides to choose a really easy-to-wear, versatile color to put everywhere, don’t you?

      • Maddict

        I wonder if women are wearing this color for Breast Cancer Awareness month of October?

    • DinaSews

      I also thought her face looked beautiful here.

    • Sobaika

      I love the pink, but just like every other trend, stylists seem to deploy it on every single celeb without acknowledging that the color won’t be flattering to everyone. The only one who looked really great in this color to me was Naya Rivera.

      • GSMSF

         Michele O.  swung it too.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I actually don’t hate it. If the waist were a tad higher I think it would work better, and if it were just a bit more well fitted…but then, I suppose that’s part of the point in the critique, it’s not either of those things. Nice that she didn’t go matchy with the shoes though.

  • VeryClaire

    That color pink is no one’s friend. It’s always going to look cheap and Barbie.

    • Isabel

      Another Pepto Bismol Pink!

      Love the shoes!

  • Cindi Tracy Aune

    This dress looks exactly like one I made in Home Ec 30 years ago. It was pretty bad then and it still is :O

  • Jessica Finkelberg Silver

    Terrible choice. She’s unfortunate looking anyway, but this dress is for an Eva Mendes or something.

    • MajorBedhead

       Exactly what I was going to say. It looks like an 8th grade sewing project.

    • Mary229

      I was under the impression (and perhaps I’m wrong) that insinuating that a woman is ugly was not the point of this forum.   Unfortunate looking?   Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  I think she’s a lovely woman who chose the wrong dress.   Aren’t we supposed to talk about the styling and clothes here?   Maybe i’m incorrect but this comments crosses a line to me.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Whoever said Pepto Pink was the new black was seriously disturbed.

  • Kiltdntiltd

    Poor thing looks lost in it; as though she was being slowly consumed. Great color for her, though.

  • Elizabeth Phillips

    The color’s not bad.

  • jmorino08

    I don’t think it would be that bad if it wasn’t 2 sizes too big!

    • 3boysful

       That was exactly my thought, too.  I think the shoes were an inspired choice, even if they are almost exactly the same as on the runway.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I honestly don’t know if a curvier gal would make this dress work either. I do have to mention that everything above the neck is absolutely lovely.

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I kinda like the color on her, but the dress is all wrong for her. 

  • MarissaLG

    I honestly don’t think the dress itself is that fantastic. The elastic-looking waist makes it look kinda cheap. For what it is, I think Christina looks pretty in it. 

    • Jennifer McClory

       Yeah, the waist screams cheap to me too. 

  • Maxine Horne

    As Heidi would say “it looks a little home made no?”

  • Snailstsichr

    She has killer legs. Someone get this lady a mini skirt! The shoes are fabulous; keep them!

  • Rhonda Shore

    It looks like a beach cover-up.  Am sick of this color.

  • jilly_d

    It prbably would have been fine if she’d gone a size down and lost the hideous neck brace.

  • Beardslee

    Remember when she was a teenager in the movies? I think she is naturally curvy and if she lived and worked someplace that allowed her to eat, she would look great in this dress.  

    • Mary229

      Christina has been pretty honest over the years about her struggle with eating disorders which makes my heart go out to her. :(  I was actually thinking here that I miss the natural dark hair she used to sport when she was a teen.   I liked the dark hair/fair skin combo on her.  It was really lovely.   I hope she goes back to her natural hair down the road.

      • Ali

         Me too. Every time I see her, I think about how I miss her dark hair. The lighter hair just doesn’t suit her.

  • alyce1213

    There’s too much hot pink around in general, and way too much on her.
    This is homemade fugly.

  • MaryanneGirl


  • NurseEllen

    This would have been a little more passable if it had been shorter.  Why did she opt for knee length (unless that’s the only dress that Thakoon supplied)?  The proportions on the model look much better.  Plus I’d like to rip off that neck thingy and make it a sash that goes around the waist and hides the elastic.  On a good note, the shoes are wonderful, and the jewelry looks stunning.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Agreed. Your suggestions are perfect. Elastic??? The sash at the waist would  be fabulous as she is one of those people who really needs to show that tiny waist and gorgeous gams. 

      Nurse Ellen, I love your tag!

      • NurseEllen

        Got home at midnight after assisting on a big ol’ aneurysm repair surgery…..Frank Sinatra was cued up on my iPod.  Sure makes the night more bearable! 

        I bet there’s a story behind “ballerina with a gun”, too.

    • curiouserandcuriousest

      I’d like to rip off the neck thing because it makes me strangely nervous – it’s like her dress is slowly strangling her. And yep, the elastic cheapens the whole look. Frankly, I’d pack up and start again. She’s gorgeous, and she can do better!

  • Mary229

    You know, the tough part is that when a woman with curves wears a dress like this she immediately gets pegged as over the top or trying too hard.  Yet, I do agree that, in general, dresses that are cut like this belong on a more hourglass body.    Also, man…I am so over this Barbie pink.  I like pink.  I think pink is beautiful.   But this shade always looks so plastic on everyone.

  • lehen

    that is no one’s dress.

    • B_C_J


  • eowyn_of_rohan

    At least the shoes are pretty cute.

  • PastryGoddess

    The sad part is that she does have bazoombas, but I don’t think anyone has enough to fill that outfit out

  • MilaXX

    The dress looks to big for her as if it needs to be taken apart and  tailored down to her size. The color is great and she accessorized well, but the dress is just too baggy on her.

  • Scott Cooper

    It looks like a Butterick/home economics project.

  • mhleta

    I agree this could have been taken down a size or two on her and the length brought up a bit, but I fear this dress on a busty woman would be a bit much. You’d get all kinds of side boob or worse, Xtina-bald-headed-hydrocephalic-twins boob.

  • nannypoo

    That damn pink again. I hate it. The fabric looks like a knit, which is a big challenge for an 8th grader in home ec, so I salute her for that, but I can only give her a D+ based on fit and hideosity. And the hair? A big fat F.

  • Dot

    The hot pink paper bag is bad enough, but I never understand why she insists on styling her hair in such unflattering ways.

  • Noelle Haland

    I like the color, but my god, that horrid elastic waist is dreadful, even on the model. YUCK.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    It looks like an empty sack on the model, too. I don’t get what’s happening with all the hot pink/fuchsia on the red carpet lately. I hate that color. Sometimes it looks good on very pale brunettes of the Dita variety, but mostly it looks like Barbie.

    Shoes are cool. Kinda Cruella de Ville.

  • Bert Keeter

    She needs waist taken up..a little less fullnes over bust, and a tad shorter.Love color on her!  

  • SignLadyB

    Yeah, what’s up with the hot pink? I enjoy it in limited doses but it’s just been all over lately and often not flattering.

  • Janet B

    Is an exposed elastic waist now fashionable?  I would think that it needs a belt.

    Barbie Pink is best left to Barbie.

  • Anathema_Device

    Way too big on her. Also, she needs a belt.

    And one week of stars wearing hot pink, and I’m already over it. I keep getting a photo-negative image of this dress every time I look away from the screen.  Oooh, look, dark green Christina on my wall!

  • Willow

    pretty sure if you took off that neck wrap, her head would fall off.

  • mmc2315

    Oh, I don’t think it’s THAT’S bad.  It’s fixable.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    That material seems really heavy.  Can anyone tell what it is?

  • Sarah Caponigro

    The dress looks so cheap to me.

  • kschwarting

    It may not be her dress, but that is her hair and makeup.  From the neck up, she looks lovely.

  • decormaven

    I am more interested that Thakoon has a footwear line; he’s busy building his brand. Not to be insensitive to the plight, but I promise to make a donation to breast cancer research if someone will release stars from wearing Pepto pink on the RC. 

  • Valerie Dunbar Jones

    Her Thneed is strangling her.

  • forward_slash_PRS

    I don’t hate the dress, kind of like the neck & bodice (or whatever it’s called — I don’t know much about clothes), but the hair, makeup, & shoes are excellent.

  • Trisha26

    The fabric looks like a bath towel, and that neck collar makes it look as though her head were photoshopped on another body. 

  • maggiemaybe

    Is this anyone’s dress? That waistband is atrocious.

  • notanotherusernameforchrissake

    to me, she is one of those folks who has to actively work to make her head look attached to her body (kelly rippa, nicole richie).  this totally accentuates her lollipop head syndrome.  eugh.

  • Imasewsure

    How many versions of ugly pink dress are we going to see this year? Love the shoes

  • SapphoPoet

    Wow, that’s three very pink outfits we’ve seen this week. 

  • nankipoo

    She’s gorgeous but she needs to be in a good movie soon.

  • Veronika Kaufmann

    I just wish she hadn’t had the stiff upper lip thing done. Sad. And yes. The dress is horrendous. On anybody. Somebody mentioned it looks like terry cloth: agree. 

  • B_C_J

    This is a beautiful young woman who is wearing a dress made out of pink burlap. It is the absolute worst choice of fabric for this silhouette. You need something softer and lighter weight-wise (think Marilyn Monroe in the iconic photograph where she is standing on the subway grate and her dress is blowing up). The fit is horrible too but then again the dress looks like a hideous sack on the model as well.  Throw it away.

  • snarkykitten

    seems like if the body ain’t a size 0, 6′ amazon with no tits, stylists have no clue how to dress it

    • judybrowni

      Looked like crap on the model, too.

      But then again, she wasn’t curvy, either.

  • rebecca

    It’s funny – when I saw this in the thumbnail I was thinking, “wait, she actually looks good in this!”  And then I clicked on the rest. Okay, the color isn’t the greatest on her but the rest of the dress is jus a saggy sad thing. And I hate the shoes with it.

  • jorinde

    her head’s too large for that turtleneck. 
    her head’s too large for her body anyway.

  • Allison Woods

    It’s not the runway model’s dress either.

  • Judy_J

    That dress looks cheap, and the elasticized waistband just emphasizes the cheapness.

  • Pamela

    Looks like a beach coverup.

  • guest2visits

    She’s pretty and the shoes are cute; the dress is kind of awful.

  • J. Preposterice

    i. want. those. shoes. 

  • Judih1

    This is what january jones should have had on the other day, instead of the horrid pink outfit she wore.

    Love the shoes

  • ccm800

    this would be fine if it fit and didn’t have a waist line that looked like giant elasticized nonsense