Girl, That’s Not Your Dress: Dianna Agron

Posted on December 05, 2012

Girl, no:

Dianna Agron attends In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye screening at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in head-to-toe Bottega Veneta.

Bottega Veneta Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Andie Arthur

Bottega Veneta Spring 2013 Collection

Bottega Veneta Knot Intrecciato Clutch

Reading the red carpet tea leaves, we think Dianna’s trying to evolve her naturally demure personal style into something a bit edgier and we’ve got to say, between this look and the D&G one from yesterday, it’s just not working. This dress is kind of cool, but that’s a lot of beading and it makes it kind of tough to pull off. We could see this on a Zoe Saldana or Keira Knightley, but Dianna’s more of the cool California blonde type and it just feels sort of wrong on her. Similarly, as much as we loved these shoes when Keira wore them, they just look heavy on Dianna, paired with this dress. Also: she really needs to stop with the tanning. It makes her look like a generic blonde starlet. If she wants to be dramatic with her look, go Seyfried-pale and work something mod-ish. These Italian designers aren’t serving her well.

Girl, box this whole look up and send it off to Keira or Zoe. Let’s get you in some Marc Jacobs or something.

[Photo Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images, style.com, barneys.com]

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  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Honey, I don’t want to alarm you, but there are phalanxes of bugs crawling up your dress.

    • kikisayshi

       Oh, now I can’t stop seeing the bugs! Thanks a lot! :P

    • Mismarker

      And now that is all I can see.  Ew.  

    • charlotte

      Only one day after we were treated with a barnacle dress…

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        Clearly now, we are working a subliminal nature theme lately.

        • Nicholas

          American Fashion Horror Story.

        • Monabel

          Not subliminal enough.

    • B_C_J

       LOL, now my skin is crawling.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1000916089 Emily Brungo

       Her dress is now giving me anxiety.

    • http://twitter.com/mhleta Martha Hicks Leta

      Someone referenced this in a later post and I had to find it because I’d just posted nearly the same thing. Madagascar hissing cockroaches, right??

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

         Mmmm Hmm.  Pretty much my first thought too.

        • l_c_ann

          not the hissing ones, good ole Gulf Coast real world cockroaches do that,too.

          • http://geekentertainment.tv irinaslutsky

            palmetto bugs

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/R6OP6BTUBNAJOBIIACR5XZJ4IM Karen C

      OMG I was going to say the same thing!  Like tiny scarab beetles from The Mummy.  I kind of like the dress more, if I think of it decorated in bugs.  Couldn’t like it less, otherwise.

    • IamstillAnonymous

      Besides for TLo, _this_ is why I so love reading this blog.  On other blogs, posters don’t understand (or care about) the difference between their, there or they’re.  _Here_ I read posts containing words like ‘phalanxes.’   I’m a happy reader. 
      P.S.  Oh, and thanks, Kiltdntiltd, for the mental imagery I cannot erase.  

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        (With knowing, sly, marginally evil smile present on my mugg)
        I do what I can to help my fellow PUFs.

  • AnnPopovic

    Honestly, I don’t think it’s the dress that’s the problem; that’s not her skin color, hair color, shoe, or  hair CUT. The dress? It’s the ONLY thing that works for me.

    • teensmom99

      Couldn’t agree with you more.

      • Kristin McNamara

        It’s like she let Lea Michele tutor her in red carpet appearances…. Lay off the tan and heavy makeup, D!

    • filmcricket

      That’s where I am, too.

    • http://www.what-the-frock.com Dana WhatTheFrock

      I agree.

    • B_C_J

      I think you have hit the problem directly on the head.

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

      agreed (mostly).
      i like the dress on her (and the clutch is fabulous).
      shoes and haircut i can take or leave.
      but that skintone, particularly combined with that hair colour, is alarming.

  • Sobaika

    Girl that is not your dress.Girl those are not your shoes.Girl that is not your bronzer.Girl that is not your hair.

    Glad we had this talk.

    • funkycamper

      Gosh, I love her hair.  It looks like I’m pretty much alone on that.  Agree with the rest.

      • http://twitter.com/mhleta Martha Hicks Leta

        I like it too, but then I’m frequently an outlier here. 

        • funkycamper

          Maybe we need to form a support group then because me, too.

      • formerlyAnon

         I like the hair with her face. But it does evoke Cali girl outdoor sportswear ads to me.

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

      Girl that is not your bra, either.

    • SaoirseLee

      Girl, in fact I think those are Frank n Furter’s Sweet Transvestite shoes, box them up and send them to a Rocky Horror shadow cast somewhere.

  • l v

    Girl, that’s not your dress…or your tan…or your bangs…or your flat hair. Nice eyeliner?

  • christinewithanx

    This doesn’t look like her, somehow. This has blonde Lea Michele leanings here???  Maybe it’s the shiny overtan.

    • kschwarting

      I agree, but I think that’s the tan.  This is way to demure to be a LM dress.

  • teensmom99

    I covet the dress (and wish I still had the body it would work on). Amazing that the shoes were so fab on KK but don’t look good here.

  • http://twitter.com/carnivaltenten Ten Ten

    She looks like she visited an Egyptian tomb and left with a bunch of scaribs all over her dress. Sigh. No.

  • kikisayshi

    I think it’s a really pretty dress, but she seems to be drowning in it. And again, WTF with those shoes?! I was under the impression that platforms were on their way out. Alas, maybe next season . . .

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    The tan, the hair and the shoes – no, no, no.  I really like the dress though and the clutch.  The colors are gorgeous!  I’d love to see her try it again with better hair, lighter shoes and wayyyyyy ligther skin.   The shoes are just wrong and I hope we are not going to keep seeing them!

  • Katie Riley

    She looks so much tanner than normal, and it’s freaking me out a little bit. Disturbs me more than the dress. 

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

    In which ugly ass shoes usher in the Mayan Apocalypse. 

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

    Also, I am terrified the beads are actually scarab beetles a la “The Mummy”. At any moment, they will come to life and burrow under her skin and that of everyone around her. Ugly shoes plus scarab beetles, more apocalyptic allusions. 

  • Introspective

    a hot shitty steaming bowl of mess.

    girl bye.

  • R81

    What, I loved this dress and shoes on her, she looks great…sans the tan.

  • jw_ny

    I agree it’s not the right dress for her and those clunky shoes are totally wrong for her/the outfit.

    It’s not a horrible dress on her…it is heavy and a bit overwhelming tho.  It’s rather unfortunate that the lattice panel of the dress and the fake hedge behind her gives the illusion she’s just part of the landscaping.   

  • crash1212

    I like her hair…and the clutch and think it was a good choice for the dress. However, none of this looks very good on her for all the reasons stated by TLo.

  • tallgirl1204

    Dissenting opinion:  I think it looks beautiful on her, and changes up her cotton-candy sweetness in a good way.  Still sweet, but maybe a dark chocolate heath-bar kind of thing? 

  • SewingSiren

    I like on her. My only quib is that the length (which I like) and the shoes (which I also like) don’t quite go so well together.

  • charlotte

    Girl you are not that generic.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Girl, that’s not your skin color either….

  • Vera L-

    The shoes look like she’s gearing up to kick James Bond. 

    I do love the clutch, didn’t we see it a few days ago in gold?

  • ralish

    I actually think she’s wearing the dress quite nicely– it’s the hair/bronzer/shoe combo that’s messing this all up.

  • Nicholas

    She will literally come home from that event and turn from Jersey Shore material to principessa after she’s taken a shower.

    Honey, your stylist(s) must want you dead. It is the only explanation.

  • PeggyOC

    Also, how cheap-ass is the construction on this that the beaded grid lines don’t match up between the front and the back of the skirt.  I mean, that’s dress-making 101.  I learned to match lines in 7th grade home-ec class!

  • Verascity

    Girl, that’s not your TAN.

  • afabulous50

    This is a girl who seriously needs some gays…she is unable to dress herself.

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

    I can’t stand it when blondes match their tan to their hair. I start seeing them as strangely monochromatic beings, like a sepia photograph that came to life. 
    On the same note, the colors in this just make her look even more flat. It’s like she’s a sepia photograph that walked through a bunch of sharpie scribbles on the surface of her photo as she emerged.
    Yeah, weird things pop into my head when I’m sleep-deprived and exam-stressed. 

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Oh, the tan.  Michael Kors isn’t even that orange.

  • Janet B

    I thought the best part of this look was the dress, until Kiltdntiltd mentioned the bugs.

  • decormaven

    Who can see anything when blinded by all that bronzer? Nothing is working here- nada, zip.

  • MissMariRose

    Oh Gawd. Are ugly chunky shoes coming back?! Please tell me ugly chunky shoes aren’t coming back.

    • Lilithcat

      Not in my house they’re not!

  • bertkeeter

    Maybe with out all that stop and start beading? Hate color of bag…too pancakey?

  • Snailstsichr

    Keep the clutch and dump everything else, including the tanner. No, on second thought, send me the clutch and start over.

  • kschwarting

    Did she fall into Lea Michele’s vat of self-tanner (or worse yet, go tanning)?  I miss her lovely pale skin.

  • http://twitter.com/mhleta Martha Hicks Leta

    The bottom of this dress freaks me out. It looks like it’s being consumed by swarm of hissing cockroaches. Cut the dress off above the knee and you might have something. The hair is cute, but I agree, the rest is all too heavy for her. 

    • l_c_ann

      We had to clean out a drain on the sidewalk next to our townhouse in the French Quarter (someone stuffed a go-cup in the drain below our gutter downspout), and swarm of cockroaches is the perfect description.  Unforgettable in a bad way.

  • Tatiana Luján

    If she didn’t tan and the hem of the dress hit were it’s supposed to, I think she could pull this off.

  • kimmeister

    Ah, now I can see what’s on the top of those shoes.  Butterflies!  Quick, someone hide these from Michelle Williams.

  • Dhammadina

    Too much dress. 

  • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

    I like the dress on her actually, but i hate the styling with a passion. She went really hard in the spray tan booth, so there’s that. But I think it just needs a bit of tweaking to be good- by pulling the black with her accessories, she made it unnecessarily heavy. I would have done a pointy-toed non-platform pump in the color of her bag, and maybe gone with a similar clutch in the grey, to tie in with the belt, and given it a lighter treatment.

    • MilaXX

       I think you are onto something. In fact if she swapped the platforms for a grey pump, I’d be okay with the clutch

  • CeeQ

    I think the whole issue here is the tanning overload. It’s ruined the whole look – otherwise I actually like this dress on her. Plus the shoes are wrong – Keira’s outfit suited these shoes better. Agron looks unnatural here with that hair + near orange skin and it’s all I can see. Also the make-up isn’t working. She looks plastic, like a literal barbie doll.

  • kategs

    That isn’t anyone’s dress!

  • Imasewsure

    Love the dress, love the shoes, find the Barbie head interesting but agree with TLo that it’s “endulling” on her…. great pieces for someone else… but at least she isn’t dressing like a toddler this time!

  • MilaXX

    I’d say this is a much more successful look than yesterday. I agree Zoe or Kiera would wear this better, but if she lost that awful fake tan and wore a pair of simple black pumps, I’d give this a pass.

  • Sara__B

    The tan and the haircut are her biggest problems here.

  • http://twitter.com/sully27 sully27

    Had I not seen her name in the title, I would have thought this was Britney Spears upon first glance.

  • 3boysful

    Can’t comment on the dress because the shoes are burning my eyeballs.

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

    Beaded garden trellis. With butterflies! 

  • Larkin21

    Nothing working here. I hope she stops tanning post haste. Does not look good on her.

  • Violina23

    I think with better shoes and less bangs, this could be cute…

  • http://profiles.google.com/scaponigro Sarah Caponigro

    I think if it was a sleeveless version it might have worked.

  • Kate4queen

    I don’t think that’s anyone’s dress.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Dress is okay. I can’t with the hair. She looks like a youth minister’s beard who’s going to end up in pieces in trash bags when he finally snaps. 

  • formerlyAnon

    Must be something wrong with me. I was tentative about the shoes on Ms. Knightley and I love them here.

    I think it’s the hair & skin tone she needs to address most urgently. Not that either are awful, but they are very Cali girl-specific.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

    …or your skin color. Yeesh. 

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

    Also, girl that is not your hair style. Set it free. 

  • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

    as much as i love you two kitten-lovers, i must beg to differ.  i think she looks adorbs.  something about the vintage-ish print with the jet beads is calling me back to 1972, esp. with the platforms.  and butterflies!  it would have been a good work outfit for a flower child who has finally admitted that we all need money.  anyways, i have some sort of inner ear situation that has been giving me the spins for days, so that may have something to do with it.  anyways…….

  • holalala

    I think the dress could be cute with radically different hair make up and a more delicate shoe

  • tmetz85

    I don’t really mind the dress. However, the color of it really accentuates her orange skin. I could also do without the matchy-matchy belt and shoes. At least her makeup looks good? 

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

    HATE.  SHOES.

  • librarygrrl64

    Still hating those shoes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Sponge/100000465550991 Bob Sponge

    I don’t know if it’s the haircut or what, but for a moment I thought she was Lea Michele going blonde.

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

    Miss Agron, step away from Lea Michele’s makeup spackler this instant.   I’ll turn this red carpet right around if I have to!

  • CarolinLA

    She needs to take a small page from the Lea Michele playbook:  Hollywood wants its starlets to be SEXY.  I’m surprised her “team” hasn’t drummed that into her head that she needs to start showing a little leg (WITHOUT clumpy shoes) and a little cleavage to ensure more longevity to her career.  Glee isn’t going to last forever (thank GOD) so she needs to plan ahead.

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    Love the dress. HATE the shoes. Neither on Dianna. 

  • prettybigkitty

    Who is that?   Does not compute. 

  • Jessica Sanborn

    Girl, that’s not your skin color.

  • frankystein123

    She looks like an old hag in this sad getup. Harsh but true.

  • TRSTL

    I love this dress and think it is actually not a bad fit for her.  To my eyes, those shoes are so wrong!   With the dark beading at the hem, the large dark shoes just make the whole look so bottom heavy. A metallic more delicate shoe would have been better.  And for the love of god, lay off the tanner!!

  • http://twitter.com/fncmullin Nora M.

    Why are shoes time traveling from 1997?

  • TAGinMO

    I actually love this look on her. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U5LTVYHX32MGMMXR33G7TOXVR4 Magdalena Monzerrat Ontiveros

    Love the shoes!!!

  • http://twitter.com/MarfMom Maya

    i didn’t even recognize her. she looks like the blond girl from the big bang theory…kylie cuoco?

  • http://twitter.com/ann_bagley Ann Bagley

    I don’t mind the dress so much, but the shoes and make-up are killing any chances of her looking presentable.

  • alwaysanswerb

    I don’t mind the dress; it’s the tan that sets off the fashion victim alarm here.