In or Out: Julianne Moore in Alexander Wang

Posted on October 22, 2012

Darlings, at what point do we give up on our bitching and just accept someone else’s personal style, misguided and occasionally ugly though it may be?


Julianne Moore attends WSJ Magazine’s ‘Innovator Of The Year’ Awards at MOMA in New York City in an Alexander Wang dress paired with Christian Louboutin booties.

Alexander Wang Resort 2013 Collection/Model: Tamara Weijenberg

Christian Louboutin Col Zippe Leather and Suede Zipper Ankle Boots

We were just gonna trash this with a one- or two-liner and then skip on out to the next topic, but maybe we should pause and reflect.

She can’t be unaware of how she looks or what bitchy people like us tend to say when pictures like this surface; not completely. She has to know that she’s wound up on more than her share of “What was she thinking?” pages over the years. But she keeps coming back to exactly this kind of look; usually, something that does nothing good for her figure and often enough, nothing good for her skin tone. It’s usually the wrong shape for her somehow and she usually pairs it with some very complicated-looking shoes. She also tends to downplay her hair more often than we’d like to see and almost always sports something – like pale pink lipstick – that looks totally wrong for her face, from where we’re sitting.

But dammit, she’s consistent about it; and clearly stubborn as hell. This is what she likes. It’s got some edge to it, we’ll give it that. We can’t in good conscience look at this whole getup and pretend like it’s working for us, or that it’s the best way to set off her looks. But it’s no accident; no result of not knowing how to dress. This is a style she has chosen over and over again. Should we accept it, or should we just keep on ragging on it?

Your vote will have absolutely no effect on our future behavior, however.


Vote Now!


IN! Time to accept it, bitches!


OUT! Don’t you dare abandon your sacred cause, bitches!



Most of you enjoyed Kelly Osbourne’s Robot Girl look, voting it IN.


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  • Sobaika

    At least it’s not a Franken-dress. In. I guess. Not enthused about it.

    • Lori

      The problem is, at least part of the reason it’s not a Fraken-dress is that it’s barely a dress at all. It’s just a big ol’ bag with neck and arm holes. Plus it has that stupid sheer hem that will not die.

      T&Lo do have a point about her style though. If you had shown me that picture of this awful thing and said that some ladystar wore it my first response would have been, “Oh lord, it had to be Julianne Moore.” She taste is very consistent. Unbelievably awful, but consistent.

    • SassieCassy

      i guess i’m gonna go with in because its not butt ugly.

      it could be cute maybe if it was a size smaller or altered for her height.

    • tired_mommy

      To me it is sort of a Franken-dress–instead of her normal side-by-side or front-back Franken, it’s one-on-top-of-the-other franken. OUT. 

      • 1964edithgrove

         You can tell by her body language that she knows she looks dreadful.

  • MarissaLG

    OUT. It’s unfortunate because she is so beautiful, and I think she’s styled well, but it looks like she’s just wearing a big, black sack. 

  • NO – it’s the thin end of the wedge. You accept this as “just her style” and pretty soon you are giving a pass to double denim and matchy shoes.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName


    • TieDye64

      Amen. OUT OUT OUT

    • Nelliebelle1197

       Amen, from the amen corner, foodycatAlicia

    • Actually I was thinking of wintering in capri pants paired with patterned tights, and lace up booties*.  Probably a long sleeve tunic up top.  Of course, I’m not Julianne Moore.  

      *See?  This blog is inspiring me to develop a personal style.  I’m going to pass on purple dresses with red hats, though.

  • alyce1213

    OUT. Never, never, never, never give up.

    (Especially not for something like this hideous shmatta. Don’t think there’s a higher purpose in her choices. It’s bad taste, plain and simple.)

    • sojourneryouth

       Yes.  If she were talentless and not so attractive, I’d say let her be.  But she is simply too good for this way of dressing.  I feel the same way about Christina Hendricks, although I am starting to give up on her.  She is just determined to either enshroud her amazing curves in Bedouin-worthy tents, or shove her babyheads front and center, creating a tit shelf you could set your drink on.

      Right now, though, I’m wondering if the model in the white version of Julianne’s dress has gotten treatment for her anemia, clinical depression, and heroin dependance.  I really wonder sometimes how editors think these types of shoots make the clothes look good, especially when they already look like fancy hospital gowns.

  • MoHub

    That looks like one of the outfits Fabio wore on PR. I bet he’d rock it!

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      All she needs is a hat and a bag around her neck.

    • minnye

      Yes, when someone insisted the other day on the Fabio thread that they wished he would inject more of his personal style into his designs, this is the sort of thing that popped into my mind with a big NO.

      But that aside, I am charmed by Julianne’s freckles and her eschewing “flattering” for “edgy.” To me she always looks pulled together, even while wearing totally mind boggling pieces. So… I’m leaning toward IN.

      • Spreecord

        This is a woman who doesn’t appear to have even a milligram of fuck to give about what anyone thinks about her style, and I really, really love that. IN.

        • Magatha

           I kinda like it too, but I still wonder, does she like how she looks, or does she just not care? She must like how she looks. Otherwise, why not just go to these events in your pj’s and just be beautiful, like she is?  Or why not just go all Katharine Hepburn-esque with a great shirt and well-cut trousers? I guess I am being narrow-minded, in that I can’t imagine her thinking she looks good. I CAN imagine her thinking “fuck it and fuck all of y’all”, which is what leads me to the “why not be comfy in your pj’s” attitude.

          But a big yay for freckles.

  • mylastduchess

    unfortunate misuse of the word “pear” in the following: “It’s usually the wrong shape for her somehow and she usually pears it with some very complicated-looking shoes.”

    •  They were probably thinking of the pear-shape that hot mess makes of her figure.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Eh, it could be worse.  And looking at her past ensembles, it HAS been worse.  It’s an OUT, but it’s not entirely tragic.

  • G

    I said this about Christina Hendricks last week:  Such a pretty face, such a horrific outfit.  It bears repeating.  OUT.

    • raininmai

       I agree with the OUT. To start with, neither she nor CH should wear black. Nor should they wear oversized tee shirts under hideous netting material. But JM is such a phenomenal actress, I guess I have to forgive her this quirk.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    She is out – and yes, I think you could give up on some people. 

  • Sunshine16

    Out – such a shame…I can’t, I just can’t

  • MilaXX

    Personal style it may be, but it’s ugly as sin. I like the & the shoes would work great with pants. everything else can be burned out back.

  • CatherineRhodes


    We shouldn’t grade on a curve. There are absolutes in this world and she looks absolutely awful!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    OK, so Julianne Moore likes fashion that has an edge;that’s fine, great, whatever. Wearing a dress that looks like a sad, dark sack with ugly  shoes (I don’t care if they are Louboutins, they are ugly) is still a big OUT in my book.

  • trisker

    Accept.  She is who she is.

  • MissMariRose

    OUT. I’m not accepting this as “style” much less her style.

  • out. it’s not working.

  • DinaSews

    OUT. Even the model is styled as psycho-ward chic.

  • call_me_schmeg

    gauzy trashbag. OUT. 

  • Janet B


    Her earring are so delicate in comparison to the rest.

  • OUT. Don’t give up, guys! The Bitter Kittens need you! Maybe you’re just feeling a bit tired today? The Monday blues? Too much wine and cheese yesterday afternoon got you feeling lethargic? Whatever the reason, you mustn’t give this horrid sheet dress a pass. Ms. Ms. Moore is lovely and needs to step it the fuck up. It’s never too late to learn and improve ourselves. That’s why the minions hang on your every word … none of us are giving up on our personal style or our gossipy, bitchy opinions. Continue to fight the good fight! We need you (and Ms. Moore really, really needs you)!

  • Annabelle Archer

    In white, it looks like a hospital gown.  So at the very least she went in a direction that took back into actual clothing territory.  

  • Hold on to your standards!  There is quirkiness that works and then there’s this.  Out.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Maybe she’s preparing for a guest role on “American Horror”?

  • Sara__B

    OUT, now and probably forever.

  • OUT. No reason she can’t stick to her quirky style and look good. This dress, in a deep blue, with a shorter hem on the sheath and shorter sleeves, perhaps? But gotta ditch those shoes. 

  • CPK1

    In. She looks cool and relaxed and edgy. Like this really is her look not something someone dreamed up for her.

  • Victoria Le

    Dude.  Boogie Nights, Far From Heaven, Safe, Magnolia.  The woman is a goddess.  She can dress however the hell she wants as far as I’m concerned.
    Objective voice: those sleeves are pretty fug.

  • ojosazules

    If this is not the point at which you bitch, I don’t know what is. It’s like lumberjack lounge wear. Those sleeves! Outest possible.

  • To cadge a phrase from “The West Wing”, “Let Julianne be Julianne!”

  • leftcoastpickle

    IN based on that acceptance of her personal style. She is an artist, she has an inner aesthetic she follows, and it is awesome when someone doesn’t give a shit. 

    (but personally, god, those shoes are so awful!)

  • jw_ny


    Some celebs that develop and are true to their own quirky personal style do convince me that at least it works for them.  Julianne hasn’t convinced me that her style is anything but weird and odd choices…doesn’t work nor look good.  I’ll give her half a smidge of credit for trying at least. 

  • EditKitten

    From the neck up, I kinda love it. From the neck down … man, I really hate the shoes. This is very disconcerting after having just read the “Robert Pattinson from-neck-up disaster” post.

  • nannypoo

    When I saw that this would be an IN/OUT about her, I knew it would be an OUT before I even looked at the pictures. She’s beautiful, but this outfit is just plain ugly.

  • janierainie

    She’s out. She doesn’t use the sense God gave her. What a waste! Maybe you should just save all the stuff with her for the end of the year, or only do a flash if she gets it right. 

  • random_poster

    Who in their right mind looks like a picture of a model dressed as a hospital patient and says, “I’ll take this in black, please?”


    • BrooklynBomber

      Good point, though I wish hospitals would offer gowns in black.

      • formerlyAnon

         Unlikely. Might obscure the seepage of blood or other fluids.

        • BrooklynBomber

          Exactly. And more slimming, too!

    • Snailstsichr

       I thought the model looked like a patient in the Psych Ward of a hospital. Most women don’t look that bad even after giving birth.

  • KSuKim

    Depends. Are you trying to change her behavior? It’s not likely to work. On the other hand, you have your own integrity and honor to uphold. If it starts getting too tedious, however, there are plenty of other weirdly dressed guppies in the celebrity pond.

  • Those shoes look cheap to me. 

  • SistaT

    I love the booties and I’m just “meh” on the dress, but her makeup artist needs to be punched.  Her lips are disappearing into the rest of her face and one of her eyebrows looks like it’s smeared off.  Not to mention that her eyeshadow makes her look like she just woke up and rubbed her eyes with her fists.  She’s way too beautiful to look this tragic about the face.

  • kschwarting

    It’s not a good dress, and you’re right that the hair and makeup do nothing for her, so out I guess.  But she’s Julianne Moore, and I love that she’s not only ridiculously talented (I still think she was robbed of an Oscar for “Far From Heaven”) but also doesn’t seem to care that she’s criticized for her sartorial choices.

  • Dhammadina

    In her nightshirt ready for bed, hair up, face ready for scrubbing. Has her matching pillbox. And she’ll wear her posturepedic corrective shoes as she sleeps to  raise up her arches

  • kmk05

    At the risk of disagreeing with the masses, I think the hair and makeup looks great: she has this casual-yet-a-little-edgy vibe going on here. Don’t particularly like the dress/tunic thing, but it seems this shapeless stuff is everywhere this winter. I think she looks young and fresh and radiant here, and it’s more about her face than about what she’s wearing ( probably because it’s an indistinguishable black morass and yet not totally offensive). An IN for me.

  • B_C_J

    The dress is wretched depriving her of anything remotely akin to a silhouette. Interestingly enough, the model looks no better. Consequently, the flaw is in the design of this truly ugly garment. Her accessories are quite lovely and I personally like the shoes but certainly not with this dress. She is a beautiful woman but her beauty cannot pull this look off.  

  • patticake1601

    Why don’t we just accept that she dresses a little off kilter and just as everyone says “of course” when they see LM, let’s from now on say “oh that’s just Julianne being Julianne”?

    She obviously likes the way she looks, let’s just embrace her choices even if we don’t agree with her.

  • padma sallah

    OUT. That dress is fugly as hell. And if that neckline is a tee-shirt neckline or whatever you call it, this far outer than out.

  • decormaven

    Those shoes are scary. Maybe with another outfit… I don’t know. What does it all say? Oversized T over a shapeless shift? Insane asylum wear? I’m completely puzzled.

  • OUT. I mean… she’s wearing a sheer muumuu with biker chick heels and a doing-dishes pony. Keep chipping away.  

  • BrooklynBomber

    Keep nagging. 

    She wears designer fashions, so I have to assume she’s interested in fashion.  I’ll give her props for hair and make up, though; they’re far from ideal, but at least she’s allowing her unique beauty to show (as opposed to styling herself into a generic airbrushed beauty); I like that she looks like a real person, not a Hollywoodbot.

    Can’t say the same about her clothing choices, though, which obscure her beauty.

  • Pants_are_a_must


    Just because she’s persistent, doesn’t mean it’s still not a FUGLY AS ALL HELL LOOK.

  • Michael Owens

    She’s radiant. I have a difficult time taking my eyes off her beautiful face to notice anything else. Wow.

  • ChelseaNH

    If she likes being out, that’s her business, but she’s still OUT.

  • Anathema_Device

    Yes, she is consistent, stubborn, and has her own look. That doesn’t mean I can’t vote Out! Which I do.

  • tired_mommy

    She must be having a bloated moment.  Looks comfy?

  • mommyca

    I guess you accept it…… I’ll do that… 

  • Scarlet39


    Ugly dress, and in gerneral, I don’t think ones lips and skin tone should match

  • KatDuck

    Sweety, from a fellow red-head, black is just not your friend. See how it’s making your face look tired and blotchy? That’s not you, that’s the color. Well, yes, you could go crazy with the makeup and make it work but, dear, the dress simply isn’t worth it. Go with a beautiful fall color and enjoy the life it brings. And dear, you have beautiful eyes and a fantastic mouth. Let’s have fun with them both, especially the mouth, and invest in some killer lipstick. Really, those two things will make a world of difference. I know that it’s hard not being 20 in hollywood but, darling, I would kill small puppies to age as well as you are and I know I’m not alone. Please embrace your age and revel in it. You’re an amazing woman who’s done a lot and has a lot to be proud of. Live that.

  • Imasewsure

    Yes I think you must keep working on her… as many have said, it’s not a Frankendress (although it is an ugly dress) so that is a start… and oh this, OUT… it’s better in black and the shoes are interesting but of course totally wrong (should have gone for hospital slippers). OUT but not her worst by far!!

  • Really? This is one of the ugliest dresses ever, the sheer overlay is BAD, and the shoes are completely wrong. GAH. No. Out.

  • kimmeister

    Out.  Horrifically unflattering, and those booties make it look like the wearer has on those footsie socks. 

  • mmc2315


    But I will not give up on the girl.

  • quiltrx

    She’s SUCH a gorgeous woman (not to mention an amazing actress)…the ‘classic’ style suits her SO well, but she always leans to this modern ‘edgy’ stuff that ends up looking horribly unflattering.  Thinking of how incredible she looked in ‘Far from Heaven’, it just makes me sad to see her  (so consistently!) looking like this.

    And oh yeah, OUT.  It’s funny, my mental comment was “looks like a gown in a goth psych ward”…and boy, the model version REALLY evokes the psych ward connection!

  • It’s horrible. Just horrible. Head to toe. Hideous. She’s such a gorgeous woman. Why does she DO this?

  • out Out OUT.  That dress puts the less in SHAPELESS and she looks completely washed out.  The shoes COULD be cute with jeans or slacks, but not with this dress.  

  • crash1212

    OUT. What a hideous dress. I guess it is on purpose, but I don’t think we should accept it. Perhaps, you should just stop posting her pictures – since they’re all SO very bad.

  • Hate to say it, but OUT.  The dress does nothing for her figure at all; looks like a high priced black nightshirt.  The booties are great, but not with this outfit!  And the pale lip with the pale skin thing – doesn’t work.  Being fair complexioned myself, I know you need a colour on your lip, but nude isn’t it!  And show off that glorious hair girl! 

  • Judy_S

    OUT.  Unless her goal is to protect celebrity privacy by breaking the camera, she needs to change her ways.

  • Anna Tree

    I think this look, with better styling, would be suited to some early 20 something. OUT

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    OUT! It’s just fancy maternity. And it’s a shame given what she likes to wear but she can’t really pull of avant garde. Sorry, toots! 

  • Has anyone checked the back view? Is it gaping open with a tie at the neck? Because this looks like a hospital gown.


  • OUT. Because she is not an Olsen, I simply cannot allow her to continue on like this.  And redheads everywhere (including you Christina Hendricks) black is most often not your friend. 

  • OUT: Lea Michele dresses terribly in a style she uses over and over again. That doesn’t mean she knows how to dress.

  • mjude

    damnit julianne…OUT

  • That’s not a “personal style”. That’s a cry for help. She could not have dressed more unattractively if someone had given her a $50,000 larger budget. 

  • Vodeeodoe

    She can’t have it both ways. Either she gets to wear comfortable sack dresses in colors and accessories that suit her skin tone, or she needs to wear more fitted and flattering clothes. Also, would it hurt for a big movie star to hire someone to do her hair and makeup every once in a while? She’s got to have a little spending money saved up at this point, right? It annoys me because she is so beautiful yet she goes out looking like she just remembered she had to attend an event at the last minute, grabbed a hair tie and threw the first thing on that she grabbed from her closet. Out.

  • Jangle57

    Stick to your guns.  OUT

  • Kayceed

    I think most of Alexander Wang’s clothes are ugly, so I put some blame there. I would love to hear her thoughts on fashion – she certainly favors interesting over traditionally pretty, rejecting the expected role of being decorative.

  • RocknRollmom

    Perhaps because I adore this woman, perhaps because she and I are about the same age, but are otherwise in different ball parks in innumberable ways, perhaps because I would kill for that hair…..I am willing to let Julianne be Julianne.  She is a extraordinarily talented woman who happens to like clothes that I often find hideously ugly and wholly unattractive on her.  On occasion they are interesting choices, but ugly nonetheless.  This dress is just ugly (don’t like Alexander Wang), the boots are too die for but not with this outfit.  Just because she is a “movie star” with a boat load of expendable caseh, does not mean she has to spend it as I would or someone with more conventional tastes would.  Again, doesn’t mean I can’t say–Really, Julianne?!

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    Based on the model’s picture, I am sure there is someone and someway out there who could pull it off, and this is not the one or the way to do so. And what appear to be perfectly nice shoes just look cheap on her.


  • littlemac8

    I accept who she is along with my right to call her on it.  OUT

  • Out and the model doesn’t even look good in it.  I’m all for a loose fit and a signature look, but there are better ways to achieve it.  The shoes ARE cool though.

  • IN- I like it.  And fashion doesn’t always have to be about wearing what is the most flattering to you…it also has to do with expressing yourself/creativity.  I respect a woman who knows her taste.

    • Adriana_Paula

      I agree. How would Issey Miyake and Rei Kawakubo exist if the only criterion for choosing clothing was how much it showed off your gym-toned shape? Fashion has room to be more interesting than that.

  • PhillipWilde

    It’s like a sad, shapeless nightgown. OUT.

  • Snailstsichr

    We just saw HBC looking quirky and fabulous, so we know it can be done. I think that makes Julianne’s baggy mess even sadder. OUT And give those shoes to HBC or Emma Watson!

  • cleverlady

    No, no, no, no! No. No. No!
    Do I need to spell it out:  O.U.T.

  • unbornfawn

    OUT. She’s one of those attractive women, who don’t really seem to accept that they are attractive and fights it.  She needs a complete red carpet makeover. 

  • thecitysleeps

    I’m gonna go with IN.  I kinda like what’s going on in a wierd way.

  • AuntJentie

    OUT.  But never give up!

  • Trisha26

    Out. Love her but this is just silly.

  • Such a simple but  TOTALLY CONTRIVED look ! All of it! WANG…start designing! This look has been done before by better designers who know how to make it work! 

  • jmw1122

    OUT. Don’t give up TLo! She can and has looked so much better, I remember her wearing a stunning dark turquoise dress to the Oscars years ago.

  • j_anson

    Out. I dunno, I think I’d be on the let-it-go side if she just looked like it was making her happy to be dressed that way. But it’s not like she’s carrying this with the glowing confidence of the just-don’t-give a crap celeb. :

  • Out. Keep ragging.

  • samo_samo

    In…meh…it is what it is. Not to our liking, but to hers. She seems confident in the look. Rock on!

  • Out. Someone so beautiful should not insist on looking like shit.

  • She needs, needs, needs a stronger lip and nail polish. Pale pink is a terrible color on pale, freckled redheads. Also, her posture is so odd – she’s not selling what she’s so strongly clinging to. For such a gorgeous colorful woman, she looks like she’s trying to hide her light under the proverbial barrel.

    Oh, and it’s an out for me.

  • Candigirl1968

    Out.  But just like Uma likes orthopedic heels and Maggie G. likes to look like a crazy grandmother, I think you’re going to have to live with the fact that Julianne likes unflattering dresses with edge and pairing them with overly complicated shoes. 

  • schadenfreudelicious

    the woman won the genetic lottery dammit..don’t stop bitchin bitches! OUT

  • karena10

    Out.  If something is not good, repetition is not going to make it better.  And that outfit is not good.

  • Call me Bee

    I am so happy she didn’t opt for the white version of that outfit, which just screams “mental patient” to me.  And the shoes are all sorts of ugly, too. 

    She may be turning into the more mature version of Chloe and The Alters…she must just find clothing she thinks is interesting, no matter how bizarre, and says,  “F*ck it–I’m wearin’ it.  So there.”   

    • Qitkat

      I’m torn too, and for all the reasons you say, but here’s the funny part, I say IN.

      There’s just that je ne sais quoi quality she has always had, from the time I remember her on As The World Turns, to every movie she has ever appeared in, even when I didn’t like the movie, I couldn’t take my eyes off her. So I guess I just can’t separate her personal offbeat style from the outstanding actress I believe her to be. She is her own woman, no one else can ever be mistaken for her, and I love that.

  • I had a boxy shirt like this, complete with the sheer sleeves, big pocket and filmy panel, in the ’80’s.  Which I regret to this day.

  • Kirsten Henry

    to be fair, it does look comfy

  • EEKstl

    Why choose?  Accept and rag simultaneously!

    That said – OUT.  For such an intellegent woman Julianne sure doesn’t understand that you can push the envelope with fashion and still choose things that are flattering.  

  • IN. I proffer my acceptance in return for her effort. She loves fashion – but she doesn’t really have the look to pull it off like a Tilda . But Juli M. loves her wacky style and I’d rather see this any day than another starlet in Marchesa.

  • CeeQ

    The dress is shapeless but I love her boots….but her hair and make-up are a fright….OUT.

  • jjfg

    Good for her that she’s found a style that she likes – but that doesn’t make it an in.  It just makes her (apparently) happy.  OUT.

  • OUT.  now she’s just fucking with us, right?  and the runway model looks like she’s in an asylum.  and she’s not visiting.

  • amaranth16

    OUT.  She is so lovely, but she’s wearing an oversized T-shirt and her hair looks like it’s been in the same ponytail for days.

  • the shapes a little ‘maternity wear’, but otherwise i think its alright. IN!

  • If she choose truly avant-garde looks I could see going for edgy over pretty – but shapeless and color draining is not an aesthetic. Mostly what kills me is that glorious head of hair is too good for that severe, scraped-back look.


  • DaveUWSNYC

    Ejecta est! Sacram causam nunquam dēserite; O TLo!

  • Wellworn

    Don’t give up.  Helena Bonham Carter goes outside the box too, but in her case, it suits her.  Julianne Moore is a beautiful woman with a beautiful body that she seems to want to hide or make look worse.  She wants everyone to look at her feet instead of anything else.  There is so much wasted potential.  Nothing wrong with having your own style but suiting it to your body and coloring.  She needs a stylist who can help her with that.  If she actually has a stylist now who is dressing her that way, then that stylist needs to step far away from the crack pipe and rethink his/her career.

    • Wellworn

      Oh, and out, painfully out.

  • Addicted2Glamour

    1.) She is clearly happy. 
    2.) She is clearly comfortable.
    3.) She is, and will always be, Amber Waves.

  • Laylalola


  • IN! Accept her, bitches. It’s not like she’s as hopeless as Meryl, anyway. And she’s a Tom Ford muse just the way she is.

  • Judy_J

    Perhaps it is her style, but so what?  If we are judging strictly on the merits of the outfit, then it’s a definite OUT from my point of view.  A shapeless, baggy dress paired with shoes that look like her little footie socks are showing is not an attractive look.  C’mon, Julianne! I just know that you can find something to wear that is both stylish and flattering.  You’ve got a killer bod….show it some love!

  • TSkot

    Let her be.  IN

  • piecesofconfetti

    Out. I just can’t.

    What are the odds that she just photographs really poorly? Some people are beautiful but not photogenic… right? I know, I’m reaching. 

  • OUT. Hold the line, boys! Stay strong and keep those standards flying!

  • neofashionista


  • fungstyle

    Here’s the thing: I feel for Julianne. I do. I want so badly to wear things like this and for them to look good on me. And guess what? They just don’t. Put Rooney Mara in this and we’d be all “how does that bitch make a black mesh sack and booties that look like zippers attacked her feet look chic?” But she does. She has the right naturally stark, edgy look to pull it off. Julianne and I do not. Beautiful as she is, she’s more of a classic beauty than an edgy one. At some point, we all have to accept that what we want to wear may not always be what looks good on us. 

    So I guess that was a really long winded way of saying: OUT. Keep ragging on her for it. 

  • In. I accept her as she is. I like that she has style…even if it’s not one I would choose for her. 

  • pookiesmom

    I don’t think anyone should be given a pass for spending the equivalent of my annual rent on a shapeless sack with black mesh. OUT. Keep fighting the good fight, TLo.

  • librarygrrl64

    OUT. But, to be fair, that thing would look like shite on anyone.

  • I guess this is an IN. This works better for her than most of her other looks.

  • rainwood1

    OUT. If she’s going to stubbornly stick to such an unflattering style of dressing, you should stubbornly stick to pointing out the errors of her ways.  Tough love, T Lo, tough love.   

  • poggi

    I am at a loss. Part of me says this is successful–she is effectivelycommunicating that she’s not afraid to take risks, isn’t obsessed with looking conventionally pretty,is experimental. But the other part says this is unlattering, depressing, and obliterates her shape (if she wasn’t smiling and lovely as well I’d be tempted to think she was embarrassed of her body, unhappy).

    In the end, this is a lot of money and effort that doesn’t do much for her. Out.

  • n a

    yes- beautiful woman, gorgeous hair, skin and figure- what is the problem J??  

  • Zippypie

    OUT.  C’mon, Julianna.  There are plenty of edgy garments out there that would flatter you.  You just like garbage bags for some reason.

  • another_laura

    OUT.  never give up, never give in….

  • formerlyAnon

    Out. Escaped mental patient with terrible taste in shoes is just not a look one should encourage on the red carpet. As hostess or invited guest at real private (meaning, the press is not invited) parties, weddings and events, it’s fine. Even refreshing.

  • snarkykitten

    couture potato sack. how is this edgy?

  • demidaemon

    Holy crap. I agree with what others have siad. DO NOT GIVE UP! This is ugly, ugly, horrid, and ugly. OUT.

  • 5HT

    In. Way better than her usual effort.

  • This dress, that pose: WHY? She looks like she just got caught in the smock at the salon while they were in the middle of washing her hair, pre-makeup. She’s actually wearing an Herve Leger under it. Sweetie, get back in the chair and come out when you’re actually done. 

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  • kategs

    A stunningly lovely woman with resources I’d kill for and I just don’t understand what she sees when she looks in the mirror.  Keep bitchin’ guys, maybe it’ll stick someday…as much as I doubt it.

  • miagain

    oh good grief…

  • I can’t believe this isn’t a “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress” post.

  • Veronica1022

    Now I LOVE Julianne Moore, and like your bright child who brings home a report card full of C’s, I can’t help but feel she can do better.

  • SophieCollier

    OUT.  Don’t care if she likes to dress like a gothic housefrau, this is bad.

  • aristida_girl

    sorry gurl, out for the standard frump dress for JH.. I so wish her girlfriends would stage an intervention…

  • I do understand her attraction to the understated, cool, kind of shlumpy style, but UGH! That is a very hard dress to pull off. I think you have to be super, super tall, sickly thin and about 18….sorry Julianne

  • altermyego

     Truly awful as usual. But I think those boots would be kick-ass with a pair of jeans.

  • OUT! Never surrender!

  • guest2visits

    No doubts; she could look so much better. This a scary smock from the asylum. The model looks terrible in in too. Awful shoes.

  • Well, she doesn’t care, so bitch away. I think she just prefers comfy (except for those shoes). She likes loose, vaguely 80s japanese looks. 

  • RzYoung

    Hmm, you make a good argument TLo, Helena Bonham Carter won us over in the end with her persistence and I’m even starting to enjoy the Olsen Twins so I’m going to vote for IN, she knows what she likes 

  • lalahartma

    Maybe she wanted to be comfy.  Love the shoes.  But out.

  • This is so OUT.

  • kaycem

    IN.  she’s HBC-ing us and we all must accept it.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Totally shapeless, too long, and whoever thought “booties” should be worn with dresses, sockless, should be shot.  Hair’s a mess and makeup is not good.  OUT.

  • bitterk

    Oh Julianne, why must you goad us so

  • understateddiva

    She clearly has an interest in fashion, and in interesting and new-ish designers (Here Wang, but more often Lanvin), and seems bored with conventionally pretty looks.  Maybe this comes from a lifetime of being a conventionally pretty woman?  Hmm, that’s a reach.  Still I think that with a little loving bitchery, she could come around to see that she could find edgy and/or odd looks that work for her, rather than fight against her.  Keep at it boys, she’s got a WERQ in her yet.

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  • PrincessSlaya

    I think girl just doesn’t want to be bothered with Spanx.  It’s pretty bad, but she’s a gorgeous, award-winning actress, so why should she care?  

  • c decker

    Asylum chic.  It doesn’t do a thing for her, but I’m glad she didn’t opt for the white version, which looks like it probably is open at the back.

    • I want to give her a hug. Sweetie, whatever it is, this too shall pass, and if it doesn’t, they are doing amazing things in therapy these days. Why does she do this to herself?  It’s like a cross between a mental patient (perhaps the target audience, given the catalog picture), a witch, and a 50s-era nun.  Please get a stylist or fire the one you have.  It won’t make us take you any less seriously as an actress or person if you enhance your lovely Celtic beauty, not sabotage it.

  • oohsparkley!

    I’m fine with anyone dressing however they want and I’m all for personal style; but then they open themselves up to criticism also. These are expensive, “fashionionable” choices she’s making. It’s not an attractive or flattering look and she’s out.