Dianna Agron in Los Angeles

Posted on November 07, 2012

Hi, Dianna! Yes, dear. We can see your bag.


‘Glee’ star Dianna Agron gets out to vote in Los Angeles carrying a Rebecca Minkoff satchel.

Rebecca Minkoff ‘M.A.B. – Mini’ Snake Embossed Bombe Satchel

We love how, even when she’s rounding a corner, the bag is still facing the photographers. Attagirl.

Are we going to get in trouble with the ladies when we say we don’t love this look? We’ve long been proponents of flats, but we think we might have to draw the line at manshoes paired with dresses. If she wanted to wear something clunky and comfortable on her feet, then go for the Doc Marten boots. This just looks like she raided Daddy’s closet for his shoes.

We’re also not super-crazy about this dress. It’s shapeless and unflattering. We don’t like the collar, the sleeves, or the high-waisted front pleat. It’s all a bit awkward-looking.

But the bag really is fab. It just doesn’t feel like it goes with the outfit.


[Photo Credit: Bruja/Juan Sharma, PacificCoastNews.com, nordstrom.com]

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  • rloliveira

    I think the whole thing is wrong, wrong, wrong.

  • This whole look is rather slapdash, and ill conceived.  Yeah the bag is nice, but, if the idea was to show it off, this is a fail.

  • altalinda

    Is she going to vote?  In which case, all fashion missteps are forgiven.

    • Snailstsichr

       I was thinking she looks comfortable for standing in line – and her bag is big enough to hold several sandwiches and water! Other than that, it is pretty boring.

    • Nicholas

      I’d say the second-last photo gives it away. 🙂

      Although, to Agron’s credit, most of us won’t even notice the sign.

  • nannypoo

    Hmmm. I sort of like the dress, but I really hate the bag.

  • ccinnc

    The dress, esp. the print, look like something I made in Home Ec in 8th grade. Dislike the tights with the shoes.

  • JMB_edits

    I dunno, I’m kinda digging the manish shoes and the girly print dress together.  She looks comfy for running around town.

    • Me too – well, digging the concept. But then I was in my late teens &  early 20s in the 90s and still feel that I rocked the look. This particular dress doesn’t work for me though. It hits her at such an unattractive length, making her thighs look much heavier than they are.

      • onefifteen

        It looks like a maternity dress to me. I don’t like it.

  • I think I like the dress, but not with the boots. Ya know how a bad pair of shoes can ruin everything? I think that’s what happened here.  That bag is really nice though. 

  • I’ll take 2 of that bag!

  • I like a touch of androgyny  especially when mixed with more feminine pieces so the shoes are more or less a go, but you guys are right that the dress is disastrous. 

  • zenobar

    Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!!!

  • mjude

    i like a good man shoe but i dont care for the dress. as for the purse i think its loud.  maybe in all black but it doesnt look good with the entire outfit.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Grade school dress paired with a lady who lunches handbag?..fail…

  • Amy Graham

    It’s fugly with a capital F

  • newleaf1

    To me they don’t look so much like man shoes as they do little old lady shoes.  They remind me of my grandma.  Dianna, there are some really cute flats out there that I bet designers would love to give you. You could point to them as you walk, much like you are with the bag.  🙂

  • geans

    Between this look and Katie Holmes the other day…are the 90s coming back? This look is very “me in high school.” Therefore, I nostalgia-like it. 

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Agreed on all points. Hate the dress and the shoes were a bad choice. Want her bag, though I’d have nothing to wear it with.

  • Alexa42

    It was 95 degrees here yesterday, definitely not tights weather…the girls at my son’s Arts High School all wear those gawdawful shoes and he says they’re called Creepers..
    She *is* wearing her “I Voted” sticker which is a lovely accessory…

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Personally, I think oxfords and a dress can work together, but not in this particular case. The dress itself seems to be in need of a belt, and I really don’t like the black button row. Also, those oxfords are fug.

    The bag is gorgeous, though.

  • BrooklynBomber

    In trouble–why? There’s nothing to like there.

  • tessasouthworth

    Although I don’t love the dress (but do love the shoes), I was so glad to see that she was actually at the polls. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’d love to see a style post on what celebrities wore to vote, although perhaps the majority voted via absentee ballot.

  • afabulous50

    Hate it.

  • teensmom99

    I don’t love the look but having just taken 2 teens to the mall, I can tell you that they would love it (except that it has sleeves and doesn’t bare too much cleavage).  And I think that she makes this comfortable look work in a way that no one else could.  In other words, not great, but youthful, trendy and looks a lot better on her than on any one else.

  • Jean Marie Downing

    I like the bag and I might like the dress.  But I don’t dig the dress as a canvas for the bag.  I think they’re fighting.

  • GorgeousThings

    That dress is hideous. It looks like bad Wal-Mart maternity wear from the 90s. 

  • Nicholas

    Are you sure the bag is not just a two-dimensional cardboard cut-out?

  • A B

    I miss the days when everything wasn’t an advertisment.  This is just so blatantly “I got paid to get my picture taken with this bag”.  Not overly fond of the outfit but, clearly, the outfit wasn’t meant to be the focus here.

  • I don’t like any of it, even the bowling bag. I like her shades, though.

  • Bill Curtis

    To me it looks fairly art school student from 15 yrs ago, or maybe like something Christina Ricci wore in her teens.

  • a cute messenger bag would have suited the casual better. Otherwise, I find it quite okay. 

  • unbornfawn

    Glad the purse is covering up so much. It is the only good part of the look. That is one ugly dress. The collar is terrible, the sleeves don’t go, it manages to look cheap and sewn up in 8th grade home ec.  I didn’t even get to the shoes. 

  • zuzu

    Is it 1992 again?

  • Kate4queen

    Twenty years ago I could’ve seen myself in that dress and tights, and Doc Martens but not my dad’s shoes. LOL

  • Cheesely

    the high waist of the dress makes her look hippy, and shortens her legs. It’s really unflattering. I always thought she was tall and svelte (maybe it’s just movie magic) but this outfit makes her look short and dumpy. I do love the bag, but agree that it doesn’t really go with the outfit. But maybe (like the rest of us) she had to squeeze voting into her regular day’s activities, and didn’t have time to switch bags…

  • elemspbee

    get out the bag, get out the vote.

    agree with u T’lo.not loving the dress. shoes like, but not for this look.

  • Anathema_Device

    I love oxfords with dresses, so that part of the look is fine with me, but I’ll agree with you on the dress: The dress collar and placket are far too sloppy for me; and the dress is a little too high-waisted for that much volume in the skirt. 

    The bag is fantastic.

  • Janet B

    I like her shoes, and the bag.  The dress? It does nothing, except cover her.

  • Dhammadina

    Maybe it’s because of the shades, but she looks enough like save-the-cheerleader/Nashville-teen-sensation Hayden Panettiere to be her older sister. Or same age sister?

  • I’m with you boys. The dress isn’t great, the shoes are too clunky and there has been zero need for tights in Los Angeles this past week –it’s been in the 80s and 90s.

  • i hate to admit it but i love the outfit. but probably just because i wore something shockingly similar in 1993.

  • What you said.

  • deltabronze

    What’s with the hula hoop around the bag? Is that an alternate handle? It looks weird.

    • kimmeister

      Yeah, she should probably remove the shoulder strap if she’s not going to use it, or at least tuck it inside the bag.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I think it would be a cute outfit for running around and doing errands on a Saturday morning.  But you’re right; the bag doesn’t go with it.  And is anyone else as tired as I am of tassels just randomly hanging off handbags? 

  • For the record, I love, love, love man shoes with dresses! I work that look a lot. I particularly like shoes that are really like tiny man shoes (I’m too old for Docs – on me they look like I’m trying too hard). 

  • There’s not really a thing about this look that I like. I know it’s cooler in LA, but the tights seem too heavy. The dress and shoes are just ugly, and I’m not really a fan of the bag either.

  • thecitysleeps

    I don’t think they go together, but I’d take the dress over the bag if I had to choose.  It’s colourful and looks very comfortable.

  • The bag is to die for. The outfit is not.

  • CPK1

    yikes! that outfit is desperately unflattering. On another note, is there some sort of training starlets must undergo before designers give them these bags?

  • MilaXX

    Gotta disagree. I like the entire look. It’s a bit faux hipster, but it works.

  • Ha! I just busted out my 17-year old Doc Martens yesterday!

  • I don’t like it either, but these kids seem determine to give the 90s a try… Flower print dress and heavy shoes aren’t going anywhere for the time being.

  • Nun shoes

  • decormaven

    Having an old-timer’s chuckle over here. That dress looks like a Denise Are Here! from the early 1970s. It needs some flower Pappagallos and a vintage wooden purse.

  • kimmeister

    I like the shades and the bag, and that’s it.

  • I know she likes conservative styles, but this veers awfully close to dumpy and the bag doesn’t go at all.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I like the idea behind most of the pieces, and the way she has distributed the colors, but it falls apart in the details. The waist on that dress is too high for a sturdy-legged lady, it’s giving her an unflattering T-Rex illusion. The shoes look like the five-dollar black sneakers old men buy from the drugstore. Yuck. I agree, if you’re gonna do updated 90’s just go for the Docs. She could have done some white Docs and looked fab, or stuck with black to keep the long visual line in the legs. 

    The bag is to-die-for. 

  • crash1212

    Respectfully disagree. I think it’s a cute, comfy day look and I love those shoes. Also love the bag, but not entirely sure it goes with the outfit. Perfect ‘let’s go vote’ look!

  • Cautia

    I don’t have an issue with the shoes but I think the dress is ugly.

  • Trisha26

    It was also 80+ here yesterday – why the tights?

  • not a good look. at. all.

  • LeifBallard

    Hate pretty much everything about this look…especially the collar of the dress

  • erinbinek

    Oxfords would have helped this a lot.

  • PlasticPerfect

    I find it amusing that every time a celeb’s bag is hanging on her forearm, front-forward, the first comment is “yes, we can see your bag”. I don’t know about the rest of you, but that’s how I tend to carry bags without shoulder straps – and mine usually aren’t branded, so I don’t care about showing that off.

  • I can’t agree about Doc Martens being comfortable. I have a couple pairs that I have gotten from friends, and both pairs have these weird folds that dig into my Achilles’ tendons. I can’t even wear them.

  • quiltrx

    I love the bag, but the rest is just ‘off’ somehow.

  • JasmineAM

    Aw, I love creepers! They can be super fab when paired correctly.

  • lucasuk82

    I like the idea of this, but the dress has a few too many elements and shoes look a little orthopedic.  Lose the black placket and flared sleeves, pair it with a pair of classic wingtips, and I think I’d love it.