IN or OUT: Naomi Watts in Tom Ford

Posted on November 20, 2012

We’ll state it upfront: This is absolutely an IN, as far as we’re concerned.

Naomi Watts attends the premiere of ‘The Impossible’ in London in Tom Ford.

Tom Ford Spring 2013 Collection

Tom Ford Padlock Ankle-Strap Pump

Yeah, it gets a little awkward-looking from some angles and we think she could have done something more interesting in the shoes and bag areas, but she has a history of looking pretty bland on the red carpet (according to us) and we’re pleasantly surprised by the amount of drama she’s bringing here. Plus, her hair and makeup look really pretty.

But we’re thinking this is an acquired taste and all y’all are not gonna be on board for this one. We could be wrong about that, though. So let’s hear it, darlings:

Vote Now!

 

IN! Drama!

 

OUT! Awkward!

 

Ashley Greene’s rather odd-bodiced dress was fiercely debated, but the vote came down to IN.

 

[Photo Credit: Landmark/PR Photos, style.com, neimanmarcus.com]

    • sunflwrmoonbeam

      IN but that model photo looked way too much like Manos: Hands of Fate

      • quiltrx

        LOL agreed–I was totally thinking all it needed was some red hands painted on. :)

      • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

        Manos: Hands of Fate! MST3K fan?

        • sunflwrmoonbeam

          I have enough friends who are that I’ve been subjected to Manos a few times. 

      • http://twitter.com/MarfMom Maya

        i love that there is another MST3K fan on this site!

    • formerlyAnon

      In, most certainly. It’s old school glamour without looking like someone just copied an old studio still.

      Though I don’t love the shoes. 

      • Sobaika

        She could have used higher heels or more statement shoes, or have it hemmed just a hair. She’s definitely In though.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

          I agree, especially on the hemming. IN but not WERQ.

        • carolie_king

           Higher than 4 1/4″?  I think the ankle strap is cutting off her leg line, but that should really be high enough.  Tired of this it’s-not-a-heel-if-you-can-still-walk trend.

      • 3boysful

         I agree it’s an IN despite the shoes, which stumpify her legs, especially with that hem length.

        But again, while this is a clever concept, it’ll be hell going to the potty in it.

      • kschwarting

        Old-school glamour is right–it’s a dramatic look, and I love the vintagey updo.  She looks like a 60s movie star.

        It looks like there might be some slight fit issues, but it’s definitely an IN.

    • charlotte

      I want to like it, but all I can see is her mimicking some kind of bird. OUT.

    • Tamara Hogan

      IN – but I think the padlock on the shoes’ ankle strap is hiddy.

    • VioletFem

      IN. What the hell not, she looks like she is having fun. The dress is crazy, but she still manages to look very pretty in it and I love the shoes she paired with this outfit. I only wish she posed like the model : ) 

    • http://twitter.com/SuzBald Susan Baldwin

      IN

    • mjude

      IN but not a fan of the padlock shoe.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_64HSRZWCSJ5RBFGCWDLFQOICYM G

      You’re right – Not on board for this one.  OUT!

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      IN!!!! My only quibble is the backless part. I would have liked it to be less extreme. Mostly because I think that inverse arc fights a bit with the other sweeping curves of the dress.

      • birkatbaby

        i was going to post exactly the same thing

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      IN. I would like it more in a matte jersey rather than the shiny fabric though.

      • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

         oh, you’re right, it would be amazing in a matte jersey. Still an IN, though.

    • Mismarker

      I like the idea of it but it’s too tight.  And the fabric looks cheap.  And I’m not sure that dress isn’t wearing her.  Love the shoes but this look is still OUT for me.

    • S_Swift

      I like the navy a lot more than the black, but it’s not lace. It’s not cream/nude/flesh colored, either, or see through. IN

      • Snailstsichr

         You said what I was thinking. I’ll also vote in.

        I’d kinda like to see this in a aubergine crushed velvet. Just for fun.

    • http://twitter.com/AbbottRabbit AbbottRabbit

      It’s bananas. I love it. In. 

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Sort of in.  She looks much better in person than the model does modeling it.  I think I’d like it better if the sleeves were draped crazy like that but not reattached to the bodice.

    • phrenk

      Definitely awkward.  OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/janedonuts Jane Donuts

      Love it! She looks like Julianne Moore’s character in A Single Man, which is a great thing in my mind. Tom Ford is nothing if not consistent.

    • teensmom99

      IN IN IN.  since you it was an in or out, I was expecting something godawful in the scrolldown but it is great (with your caveats, of course).  I’ve never seen her hair and makeup looking so good.

    • jmorino08

      Love how funky and unique that dress is but she looks so tired that in most of the photos she’s not giving it the joie de vie it deserves.

      Still, an IN for me!

    • luluransom

      In. Yes, it looks slightly awkward from some angles, but it’s just so freaking cool.

    • famousamy

      In. I really like it. Simple as that.

    • http://twitter.com/jack_attack88 Jackie Stewart

      In. I was thrown off by the first shot, because I wasn’t sure what the sleeves were supposed to be doing, but I really like it.

    • Kayceed

      In! It gives a groovy midcentury vibe, when designers were less afraid to experiment with volumes, especially with the styling. Would have preferred a less nekkid back, but all in all, love it.

      • http://profiles.google.com/anplica Anplica Fiore

        Agreed – in for its  modern retro appeal.  I feel sorry for her droopy boobs, but that’s really my only issue.

    • Carla_Charlton

      In, by a squeak.  But (and there’s always a but) I think the locks on the shoes are junky looking and the bustline looks a little saggy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joy.yeager Joy Yeager

      In, she looks fabulous.

    • Corsetmaker

      I think it’s fabulous.
      But I have one issue, droopy boobs. Probably no way of avoiding it with that dress, apart from very clever taping, as even stick on bras might show at the sides with that dress. I just wish designers, stylists and the wearers themselves would remember that breasts need support to look good and for the dress to hang right, and backless dresses create major problems for anyone who isn’t very young, very flat chested, or full of silicone.

    • MilaXX

      I’mma give this a qualified IN. She looks like she needs some support for the girls, but otherwise I’m loving the divaness of this.

    • norseofcourse

      Striking, with a certain this-is-gonna-be-kinda-awkward-in-the-ladies’-room quality.

      • http://twitter.com/lbcubbison Laurie Cubbison

         Just what I was thinking. Those sleeves are going to be hard to wrangle in a typical-size ladies room stall and may end up being IN somewhere you’d rather they be OUT.

    • CassandraMortmain

      I love everything about the look (except for the stupid padlock on the shoe).  So it’s a very qualified in.  Qualified because she’s just too bland and boring for a dress like this – it’s definitely wearing her.  She does not have the right attitude at all to make a dress like this into a WERQ.  She’s barely able to carry it off well enough for an IN.  Some curves somewhere on her body might have helped as well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kim-Elmore/1308422874 Kim Elmore

      OK, I gay gasped at the sleeves (in photo 2)!! And I’m a straight gal

    • l_c_ann

      Out, because the dress has two sides and the back doesn’t flatter. I can see her goosebumps from here.

    • christinewithanx

      IN! I just love her, though, so beautiful and not plastic like some of her same-aged peers (I’m looking at you, Kidman.) She’s one of those celebs who can (barely) do no wrong to me. And this is drama! If I did say anything negative, the material in the harsh light kind of looks like umbrella fabric…which she probably could demonstrate with those swooshy flying squirrel arms!

    • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

      IN, sure, but it almost seems wasted on the red carpet.  But then, how many opportunities does one have to pose like the model is posing?

    • EditKitten

      She’s channeling a little Julie Christie here, to my eyes (then again, “Dr. Zhivago” was on TV last night so maybe I’ve just got her on the brain), and I love it. Maybe it’s the hair, but she’s got this modern-soft thing going on that’s quite lovely.

      • mhleta

        Yes!!

    • kolokOlchik

      IN!

    • sweet_potato

      Wow, fabulous! IN

    • crash1212

      IN! So IN! I love it from top to bottom. I love the shoes in general, but really with this dress. She’s totally rockin’ it and this should’ve been a WERQ.

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      IN – Drama AND Awkard. But mostly Drama.

    • Judy_S

      IN. Good for her. This is what red carpets are for.

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

      OUT. Unless you’re going to walk around like the model, this dress looks like someone forgot to cut all the extra fabric off at the sleeves. Damn shame b/c that is a great dress and she looks great. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/G4B7NYWFOVAMRWJZH6A4NNOGP4 Amanda

      I would wear that everywhere.  emphatically lower case in.  Definitely needs shoes with more personality.

    • allaboutthewalterbenjamins

      Werq it and follow the bat-signal.

    • quiltrx

      IN!  Kudos to Naomi for wearing something different from the standard gown.  I don’t think I’ve seen her hair like that before, and I like it.

      Minor quibble with the way the back is done (or not done), but that’s on the designer, not her.  And I actually like the shoes, but maybe not with this dress.

    • sunandmoon24

      I gotta vote out, even if I’m sure I’m out voted.
      I give her an A for effort, but it’s just not working.
      Plus her hair is ruining it for me.

    • tereliz

      IN! Especially since I just imagined Liev having to help her wrangle the dress in the ladies so she can pee! Hee hee! (Yes, I am six)

    • DominoEstella

      IN but barely.

    • CatherineRhodes

      OUT. That dress is a monstrosity.

    • NCDFan

      In for interesting. Still, can’t help wondering how those sleeves stay on, it has to feel very strange to have those wings but no back.

    • In_Stitches

      OUT-the design is too ridiculous.  With her arms down those sleeves melt into an unflattering, wrinkled mess.  I can’t sign off on a dress that demands the wearing strike a certain pose for the design to shine.  

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

      Drama-rama, indeed.  IN.

    • mhleta

      Love the drama, but shorter. Just above the knee like it is on the model. It’s probably impossible to hem, though, because of the construction. IN.

    • Tatiana Luján

      In,the dress is very interesting, but I don’t love the hair. It looks somewhat like an old lady hairdo. Maybe a ponytail would have been better? I don’t know.

    • ojosazules

       IN!

    • bertkeeter

      What vintage shop did Mr Ford find this dress in? I’d like it as a gown…short it is a bit frumpy!

    • bertkeeter

      Those shoes are tacky!

    • Puck Thornton

      IN! That is a great dress, but I think the blue would have been less harsh on her.

    • Alexis Castor

      IN!

    • DaveUWSNYC

      Couture Master of Arts gown

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/55YPC3HCOPINXJVRKIQUO4VSFI Gordons

      Love the dress, but it is wearing her.  LOOOOOOVE the shoes – BDSM shoes rule!  Overall an OUT, however – it’s not her dress.

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

      IN, and I guess I’m one of the few who love the ankle-strap padlock shoes. A little bit of bondage fun for your black dramaz cut out dress.

    • Diane_G

      I kind of love it. It’s all sorts of fantasy. Love the open back.

      IN-IN-IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/RocketStarling Ashley Ellen Wilson

      IN

    • StellaZafella

      It’s gimmick drag but I’ll give it an IN because she’s having so much fun showing off in it…which is the best non-performance, real lady girl use for drag. Plus I like her so much for trying.

      PS: I hope she doesn’t catch those sleeves on table corners…the whole thing will go south and sideways in a flash…and I do mean FLASH.

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      IN! Badass superhero Naomi!

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      in

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/37TPKASIMXVUPYK5BNQFOL43KU Carina

      Not a fan. I don’t like this on Naomi at all. On second thought, I can’t think of any one who would look good in this. Out. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

      Awkward drama, with bat wings. But I should look so good.

    • snevhead

      IN, but with sandals.

    • Judy_J

      It certainly is dramatic!  Not my cup of tea, but she’s working it.  IN.

    • deathandthestrawberry

      I hate the hair, but I’ll give this a modest IN. For trying something different.

    • choco

      I like it until you realize that the sleeves are actually attached to the bottom of the dress. Then you realize that naomi is wearing a flappy elephant ear.

    • http://twitter.com/hmbscully WendyD

      IN!
      I’m also curious at the strength of tape that is needed to keep that much fabric from coming off her shoulders. 

    • mmc2315

      OUT.  It’s a great dress for a fashion editorial, but not real life.

      Did I just call the RC “real life?”  You know what I mean.

    • 909girl601world

      OUT. This lady isn’t bringing the drama this dress calls for. 

    • Lizzyisi

      In. I want it!

    • Hetha Innis

      Oh I love this. Love those shoes, too. As soon as I saw Tom Ford in the headline, I thought “IN”…so I’m not super objective here since I love his work so much. She’s killing it.

    • Kristy Whaley

      IN.

    • curiouserandcuriousest

      Well, it’s a bit skewiff, but an IN nonetheless. 

    • stagmania

      IN.

    • Kenisha Hill Phillips

      I can share your vision. In.

    • kaleisforlovers

      Agreed RE: comments about droopy boobs. I think the dress could’ve had the same level of drama without the backlessness. Although, I must say her back is quite lovely. I don’t LOVE the hair (particularly from the front) but the makeup is pretty. Still a definite IN for me.

    • jw_ny

      OUT

       ok, first off I just want to say that she looks really pretty and put together…this should be an IN, except….that dress is just too gimmicky.  It looks like a kite or hang glider…or if it’s some kind of superhero costume.  If those sleeves weren’t attached to the base of the dress, and less voluminous, I could support it.  I could even, perhaps, get behind it if the sleeves remained the same volume and attached to each other without attaching to the base of the dress.  I’m usually one that goes for edgy and quirk, but this as is, is silly.

    • f_yeah_marie

      In, though I wish she’d worn the same shoes as the model.

    • msdamselfly

      Looks like it was carved out of a commencement robe
      Would look great on a professor

      OUT

    • http://twitter.com/dollsaga Dollsaga

      the model said “Hi, this great design is inspried by a Bank Robber’s Mask”,  Watts turned around and said: No, it was inspried by the name of the movie “Rear Window”

    • Jangle57

      It’s dramatically different though it does deserve a better choice of shoe.   IN

    • altalinda

      In.

    • procrastinatrice

      IN!!!!! High-impact and beautiful…and kudos to her for rocking this from behind as well–it is a tough cut.

    • zenobar

      IN!!!!  LOVE this and wish I had one for myself, if only a) I had this kind of money and b) my ribcage was as well-defined.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a

      Love it, but can’t help wondering how on earth one navigates a bathroom in it…

    • filmcricket

      Out. She’s not fierce enough for that dress.

    • decormaven

      In, because I’m intrigued by the dress design and her hair/makeup is flawless. That’s a pretty weighty looking clutch, and the padlock/straps on the shoes aren’t my favorite. Those are minor niggles, though. I’d love to see this dress on someone with a longer torso, who could really sell this dress with a side/over the shoulder shot.

    • marilyn

      In.  She looks great!

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      In.

    • http://twitter.com/MinaBinaXina MinaBinaXina

      IN!! It’s kind of disco fabulous.

    • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

      I wish the dramatic back didn’t extend all the way to dramatic side-boob, but I’ll go with an IN.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNWEFT2SVBX5T3NPMROQCT4U2U jennyv

      Ooh, In!

    • Iroqhard

      IN. Her back is ridiculous. The dress is crazy in all the right ways for me. 

    • JuliaInBlack

      Drama! Mid-level WTFery! IN.

      The model’s pic looks like the underside of a manta ray.

    • kimmeister

      IN! Drama!

    • AlexisPayne

      In, but I wish she’d posed with her arms out like the model all night

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      IN! But she should have walked the whole red carpet with her arms extended out to the side. ;)

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

      i would have never expected *her* to wear *this*. in my eyes, shes really not a fashionista, and i dont think her looks are all that striking. (dont kill me, please. i think shes a great actress.)

      IN, because its a dress that is both unusual and beautiful, and shes wearing it really well.

      that being said, lots of details feel off. i dont really like the shoes, or the hair. and i could have done without the sideboob.

      • l_c_ann

        I think the sideboobs exist because the dress is designed to fit a fairly flatchested model and her chest pulls the side seams way forward.

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

      IN! She looks great! The dress is interesting and that was the perfect hair for it. I think the lock on the shoe looks stupid, but not enough to be anything but IN!

    • TSkot

      It’s rather silly, but she looks great, nevertheless: IN IN IN

    • rkdgal

      Crazy fun, and lots of flair for Naomi.  She looks great! IN.

    • CeeQ

      IN for pulling it a pretty silly looking dress =) Also – love the shoes and hair!

      The dress looks like something a Bond Girl would wear hehe

    • Imasewsure

      I don’t like it but I respect it! IN!

    • benjamin478

      IN! Drama!

    • alwaysanswerb

      Mmmm… I think it’s kind of wearing her. Still, though, IN — she looks pretty.

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

      IN! I love it! 

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Drama indeed.

    • Joyce VG

      I give her an IN!  She looks very pretty. 

    • juliamargaret

      LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • jjfg

      LOVE, except for the back. And the yawntastic shoes (padlocks?  really?).  Ugh.  By my own judging standards that’s one too many negatives for an IN, but what the heck, I think it’s a cool dress. IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503432049 Kerry McCombs

      She LOOKS like she feels SEXY, so that’s an automatic IN for me. I love when you can tell the ladystar feels fierce in what she’s wearing.

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      OMG – LOVE this! Totally in and may I please have those shoes? From the other comments, nobody else likes them, so please?

    • ringthing

      I think she looks better than she has in a while. IN. Cool concept dress and I like the shoes too, so there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Stone/100001328135240 Mary Stone

      “…a little awkward looking from some angles…”  Also a little awkward full-stop on anything other than a runway.  I really don’t want to know how she manages to keep the attached at the hem sleeves from getting dunked in the toilet.  seriously?  Seriously????  We’re clocking KStew for an upmarket Frederick’s of Hollywood jumpsuit, and we’re giving a pass to this? 

      Had KStew the audacity to try this on one of her poledance stops, I’d hear the guffaws of laughter all the way from Philly to Plymouth (Mass).

      And I am no fan of Kstew.

      This is so rifrickindiculous it’s an out for me, just on general principles.

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        Why are so many people obsessed with celebrities using a toilet at a premiere? The likelihood of them popping off to the ladies room at an event like this is slim at best.

        • l_c_ann

          Because many of us have had to use a loo in a long full dress that barely fit into the space provided.  Remember the scene in the Bridesmaid movie?  Inspired by real life.

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

            But we’re talking about a movie premiere, not “real life.” Like we said, the likelihood of her running off to the ladies room at an event like this is very slim. You dress to get your picture taken, you don’t dress for practicality.

    • MissMariRose

      Even though the outfit as a whole needs a pop of color somewhere (even just a good red lip), I’m going to say IN because the dress is simply fantastic.

    • briecee

      Well, IN for INteresting, on the runway.  But on her body, it’s terrible.  I think she may just have jumped to the calculus dress when really, geometry was more the next step up for her.

    • Sweetvegan

      In!  And it looks like one of the dresses that Elizabeth Hurley wore in the first Austin Powers movie, at the end, when she’s posing for photos and Austin is taking her picture.

    • theblondette

      IN! This is badass!

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

      IN!!!

    • TieDye64

      I have some minor quibbles, but it’s an IN. Hair and makeup are perfection here.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316070988 Roey Thorpe

      IN.  I love everything about it, including the shoes you haters hate.  :)

    • Cathy S

      I was okay with it until all the skin on the sides started to show. I think it would be cooler if it covered her all around. I’m giving it an out.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Love it. And the shoes, although I wish the little locks were both on the side instead of one side and one front.

    • nancylee61

      OUT. Just too weird and batman-y for me. Looks like wings. Hate the shoes.

    • http://profiles.google.com/luv2birdie Elana Bryan

      Naomi’s too short for that dress, but she’s almost pulling it off.  Pack it up and send it to Stacy Kiebler who would ROCK it!

    • neofashionista

      IN I hate the dress but she is Totally making it WORK

    • julnyes

      Too shiny and the hair is matronly to me – OUT.

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

      Oh so very IN!

    • margaret meyers

      In.  It’s ridiculous, but it’s working.

    • mozzer0906

      IN

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      OUT.  bat costume.

    • FayeKat

      I don’t like the shoes either, but she is still IN.
      No, actually this is a WERQ as far as i am concern, girl is selling the hell out of it, not to mention she seems to have so much fun.

    • http://profiles.google.com/katherinempg Katherine Pisarro-Grant

      She looks pretty damn fierce, although she should up the fierce arm-posing to maximize the effect of the dress. Wonderful shoes, too. IN.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KBNJ6GJTXYEE6BON3WGK6KEGT4 Elizabeth

      IN. I’ve spent way too much time studying this thing. I kept wanting to give it an OUT because of some wonky fit issues and the fact that Naomi’s cheery blond looks just don’t seem fierce enough for such a dramatic dress (I get a “Cher channeling the Witches of Eastwick” vibe from this dress). Also don’t love the padlock shoes, and I love me some bondage footwear, but they seem a bridge too far here. But ultimately I’m giving her an IN because she does look stunning and it took some real lady balls to roll through that RC in that outfit. The dress really is a lovely work of art.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720742723 Sarah Winningham

      Apparently this is a controversial dress. Norma Kamali is reportedly pissed that it looks almost exactly like a dress she designed two decades ago.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sara.m.hottman Sara Hottman

      IN. Wicked dress. Don’t love the shoes avec ankle straps with a below-the-knee skirt, but bitch looks fierce.

    • NC_Meg

      OUT. I love the hair and makeup but that dress is crazypants.

    • Elleachaudaucul

      IN but not loving the shoe choice. And I wish it wasn’t quite so backless. 

    • Vaniljekjeks

      In!  It’s weird, but in! 

    • DTLAFamilies

      I’m surprised so many people love this. It’s a fabulous dress but it’s swallowing her up. Someone as tall and fierce as Charlize Theron could pull it off but not Naomi. When her arms are up it’s sort of okay, but when her arms are down she looks like she’s wearing drapes. Also: Bumpit hair.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      That can NOT be easy to wear, so she gets an IN from me for pulling it off.  Am I crazy to be sorry she didn’t go for the mod makeup though?  She looks amazing, but the blue shadow is kinda de rigueur to my eyes.

    • http://twitter.com/MarfMom Maya

      IN! I love that dress! I wish I had the body to wear it, and the money to wear it, and an occasion to wear it to!

    • harlowish

      I would unreservedly love it if it wasn’t so shiny.  I think the shininess makes it look a little… inexpensive.  But as it is, I like it enough that I can say it’s IN.

    • BrooklynBomber

      No question: IN

    • carolie_king

      I really, really want to like it.  I like it in theory.  But it’s not working for me.  OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      IN! Someone is smelling Oscar nominations in the air.

    • CheriCPat

      hahahahaha!  Good one, TLo!  Wait – you meant it?

      That is a costume.   Nothing she does to it can make it look like it is not a costume for some play that is trying too hard to be impressionistic. 

      OUT.

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

      IN – for being different without being ridiculous.

    • LauraWL

      In. Love how its black but different. Also love how her hair and make-up bring a mod vibe to the dress. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      I can’t help but think when she gets home, she’ll hang upside down in her closet with this on.  Or maybe take flight at the end of the red carpet.  Sorry but it’s an out & out OUT.

    • Introspective

      Mod + dramatic = oh so IN 

    • Trisha26

      In! Killer dress although I’m not crazy about the back or shoes but she has never looked more beautiful

    • Reneesance

      Super drama!  I love it!  It makes me feel so artistic and mod! 

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      In! Wish I could wear that!

    • demidaemon

      For me, the problem is less the unusual silhouette and more the fact that it looks like she rolled around in it after she put it on. Everything looks pretty sad, wrinkled, and saggy, plus the accesories for such an unusual dress are so generic. OUT. 

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

      IN! IN! IN! That’s the best she’s looked in…ever!

    • cleverlady

      No, no,  NO.  I don’t even feel the need to defend my position.  Just…  NO!
      I’m sure I”m not alone… but even if I am…. no.

    • littlemac8

      IN IN IN!!!  FUN! FUN! FUN! And her hair color, style and makeup look lovely.  The less said about the shoes the better!

    • Buffy

      IN

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

      I like that she is clearly having fun with the dress–and the fit is pretty damn good on her.

      IN.

    • PaulaBerman

      It’s pretty interesting and she is pulling it off. IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

      Love this look! IN!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/63F4DF4VDHSF2LPYOSWO5ZHAGU AdrienneD

      In.  If someone had described it to me, I wouldn’t have expected Naomi to pull it off, but she is.  

    • DCSheehan

      Out. It would only work if she stood there like a scarecrow (like the model).

    • Verascity

      It’s a killer editorial dress, but she’s doing nothing for it live. OUT.

    • ccm800

      In  0  NICE! I seen a t kid wearing this very dress at the MOCA Grand Opening in Cleveland – Loved it then 

    • ankali

      OUT. Looks like judge’s robes. I agree that hair and makeup are pretty, though; and maybe even the dress would work in another color? Dark red?
       

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

      this is a great dress if you’re having a “mommy!  look what i can do!” moment, but otherwise … ?

    • CrazyAuntie

      Amazing dress.  I don’t care what she’s wearing with it – IN !!

    • frankystein123

      This is not bad, but she should had went with an above-the-knee cut, like the model.

    • Contralto

      LOVE.IT.  IN.

      Good God, I’m feeling loud this evening.

    • ziarah

      Oh, it’s fun. In.

    • lizajane1776

      IN! Love the dress!

      Now the shoes? The lock makes me think of shackles. Bad connotations.

    • frannyprof

      In!

    • Lisa_Cop

      Yeah, an acquired taste. OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/Eovaai Eovaai

      IN! IN! IN! Love this.

    • KatrinaAtienza

      love it, and it looks like *she* loves it, so INNNNN!

    • sleepycat

      Sorry this is an OUT for me. It looks great on the model, but it is too an editorial dress for the red carpet.

    • http://twitter.com/amndad amanda lynn

      nice!  IN.

    • Louise Bryan

      It’s an interesting (if somewhat odd) dress, and she looks very nice in it.  It’s IN, but somehow it’s lacking.  Maybe the accessories are too bland.

    • AnneElliot

      I’m on the fence.  I love her and she looks really happy, but I hate the shoes and I think it’s too much dress for her.  It looks like the dress is wearing her.  

      I feel mean saying this, but Cate Blanchett or Tilda Swinton could pull this off, but I think Naomi Watts is too short.  (And I’m 5’2″, so I have spent my life being too short for most dresses.)

    • harleydear

      In. I would have given it a “super-extra-IN” if the dress had been hemmed to the knee (or floor-length for added DRAMA.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555593309 Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

      Eeew. Yuck.

    • trisker

      IN! Drama!

    • kcarb1025

      in… on someone else, so OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/jalae Janey

      It’s an in from me but it could have been a Werq if she had shown more Oomph with the dress

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

      this is an undisputed WERQ in my book! she looks amazing and looks like she’s comfortable too!

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      If I’m not waaaaay too late – IN!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P2ANLRZ6YAVGONA36I2AQJYGI VicD

      IN!

    • Joey Melliza

      IN but it could be more inner if she hiked the hem up above the knee – and a more interesting lip color

    • librarygrrl64

      Really cool! Hair, makeup, accessories all work with this dress. Plus, she looks like she is having SO much fun with it! IN!!!!

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      I think it’s an IN, I just wish it were above the knee instead of to the knee. And I think shoes without ankle straps would also be more flattering. But it’s a great over-all effect. 

    • up with pod people

      In!

    • guest2visits

      I like it – although some angles are better than others in this strange winged dress.  Mostly i like that she’s taking a chance on some
      younger looking designs as opposed to the slightly ‘oldish’ looks she usually goes for. I think the shoes go really well with this, too.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1355527007 Rain Jezek

      This is a look that needs attitude to make it fierce and she’s posing too demure. She looks good but the fierceness isn’t there.

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

      In! Drama! Of a very 1960s sort, but hey, good taste persists.

    • FridaStaire

      Oh yes. In. The hair carries it.

    • lrhoff

      I’m sorry…why is this not an instaneous “in”!?  She’s fabulous!!!

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      in.  in in in.  love it.

    • http://twitter.com/TinRoofPress Tin Roof Press

      out. yeetch. horrible