Emmy Rossum in Alice + Olivia

Posted on January 17, 2013

Emmy followed the KISS principle for this one, and thus, gets it all pretty much right.


Emmy Rossum makes an appearance on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ in an Alice + Olivia dress.

Alice + Olivia Spring 2013 Collection

Bright, flirty dress; comfortable to sit in? Check. Pop of color shoe? Check. Cute earrings to punctuate, and just enough makeup so people can see your face? Check and check. Now, we get why she’d opt for the yoga class hair, because anything too polished could look try-too-hard with a glittery little figure skater dress, but even so. We kinda wish it was just a bit more polished than this because it’s a cute, simple look.


[Photo Credit: NBC, style.com]

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    • http://twitter.com/marieldrucker Marie Drucker

      Best accessory: That smile!

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

        Right? It’s like I was trying to criticise her hair in the close up and all my mind could elaborate was *aaawwwww*. She looks so charming.

      • Nonnah

         1000% agreement!  It’s so nice to see a girl looking genuinely excited.

    • Lily-Rygh

      I actually don’t even mind the yoga hair here.  I think she looks youthful and fun and excited to be there.

    • Kathy_Marlow

      While I do like the hair, I think a blown out ponytail would have been a bit better. She looks great!

      • gabbilevy

        Yup, that would have been perfect.

    • TDSE

      Shameless is amazing, and easily one of my favorite television shows ever.

      • EveEve

        Yes!  And this reminds me that I can’t wait for the next season to start already!  The baby’s gonna be dropping out of high school already if they don’t hurry up.

        • TDSE

          It started on Sunday!

          • EveEve

            Thank you!  Between the Golden Globes and all the football hoopla being watched by certain other members of the household (ahem…) last Sunday, we completely missed hearing this.  So now we have something to look forward to watching *together* after I am finished watching PRAS tonight.

        • http://mockingbird.dreamwidth.org/ Lexie

           it started last week!

    • kimmeister

      Love, love, love the neckline.  Standing, the dress looks like it might be a bit big on her, but that way it’s not pulling too tight when she’s seated.  Well-played.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I think I’ll never like those electric-blue suede platform pumps. The dress is great for a sitting interview.

    • http://twitter.com/Bloodisea Barbora

      Iam starting to like miss Emmy and her style a lot.

    • hyperionic

      Her shoes seem pretty ugly… and they match the chair. 

    • sablehunter

      Adorable, but I can’t help thinking that she must be freezing!

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

         She does look cold – the second last picture she’s sort of huddled into the chair. She looks stunning though.

      • bluefish

        No kidding — My first thought was, wow, cold!

    • JasmineAM

      Adorable. I’m loving the dress and no it’s not just because it reminds me of the not-seen-since-2011 snow outside!! I feel like a little kid.

      • Kristin McNamara

        Meanwhile, it makes ME feel like a little kid because the figure-skater comments TLo made about that dress remind me of when she played the cute figure-skating love-interest of the title character in the much-acclaimed (bahaha) Disney Channel Original Movie “Genius”. Ahh, the 90s. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genius_%281999_film%29

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Ritchie-Unger/1497801615 Linda Ritchie Unger

      Ugh hate the dress.  Judy Jetson on a skating date.

      • Fordzo

        I was thinking Betty Rubble wedding dress.  

        • Lily-Rygh

          I know you both mean these as insults but I love both of those visuals so much that I can’t help but interpret them as compliments!

    • Fordzo

      She should have been Fantine.  

      • alyce1213


      • http://twitter.com/MissMandamonium Miss Manda

        Or Cosette.

    • Stubenville

      …a glittery little figure skater dress  Yup.

    • http://www.facebook.com/renate.yerkes Renate Yerkes

      Thanks for the acronym reminder, tlo! it is good for everything!

    • Sobaika

      I really like the shoes but they blend in oddly with the chair.

    • sarah jacobs

      This feels like the right proportion of skin vs covered up. Much better than the all sheer dresses shown so often of late.

      • http://viridianpostcard.blogspot.com/ viridian61

        No side boob, and not gyno length either!

    • Puck Thornton

      She looks lovely, but the material of the dress looks like a white brillo pad.

    • mjude

      she is just adorable!

    • alyce1213

      I can’t begin to say how much I dislike everything about this. The cheesy figure skating dress does nothing for her, nor would it for anyone. It’s another home ec project in a shitty, cheap-looking fabric.
      When she sits down, her boobs sag!  
      Those shoes, the obligatory pop of color, simply do not work with this dress.
      I normally like how she looks, but this is the pits.

    • MilaXX

      I thought she hit a home run here. Even the yoga hair works because Fallon is a more casual environment.

    • greyhoundgirl

      Here’s what I don’t get about fashion.  Is she absolutely freezing in that or is he absolutely broiling in the suit?  I get the gender politics of it, much as I may not like it.  It’s the practical info I’m wondering about.

      • kimmeister

        I’m guessing she’s absolutely freezing.

    • Little_Olive

      She looks lovely, except she forgot her boobs (bra included) in her other dress. 

      • whitrome

        Not all of us have much to show off in that department. Our consolation? We don’t HAVE to wear bras.

        • sekushinonyanko

           To be fair, Emmy Rossum, while not full on buxom, is not small chested either. In this dress she’s kind of flat, but really she isn’t. And boy can you have no question about the exactness of it with how topless she is in Shameless.

    • kat89

      She’s adorable.

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

      OH MY GOD, why did this dress not exist when I got married? *sob*

    • EEKstl

      I think she could have achieved a more polished hair look but still staying informal by less wispies and maybe some front strands hanging down as side interest.  I also wish she wore red shoes, somehow.  That all said, I think it’s pretty much working.

    • l_c_ann

      The dress sits well. 

      Maybe that needs to be a catagory for starlets and their stylists.

    • GorgeousThings


    • Sara__B

      What do all of you see that I don’t?  I dislike everything about this look, except that she chose a good skirt for a sit-down interview.

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

      I can’t help but wish for a belt.

    • Judy_J

      Cute and appropriate.  Nicely done.

    • veronkimo

      Nope. I always find that the matter in which I disagree with you all the most is in the hair! The hair is fine! 

    • Golfkat

      What is KISS an acronym for? (K)an I Still Sit?

      • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

        Keep it simple, stupid. :-)

        • Golfkat

          Right, ha ha 😛 I liked mine too to be honest. Although, it’s very specific to this situation. Thanks :)

      • Nicholas

        Keep It Simple Stupid. :)

    • Warrior89

      eh.  ice skating costume.

    • almondemy

      Jesus, can she please sit up STRAIGHT though?  My god, girl.

    • Zippypie

      Cute but wish the bun was low.  Like the shoe color and that fact that she’s not flashing her goods to the camera *coughLeaMichelecough*

    • http://twitter.com/Eovaai Eovaai

      Love this. Such a cute look!

    • margaret meyers

      I dunno.  She looks a little “Holiday on Ice” to me.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5UQHEKG5EDX4T6NMARUC565TPQ Amy

      Ever since I heard she said it was hard getting jobs because of her beauty, I didn’t want to compliment her appearance. Can’t say this doesn’t look good though!

    • http://twitter.com/peacebang Victoria Weinstein

      I’m just so happy it’s not Anne Hathaway again! She’s very cute. 

    • quiltrx

      She’s one of my favorite stars in the limelight…she always looks comfortable with her self, and is always so luminously gorgeous.

      And this dress is PERFECT for a sit-down gig…cute and flirty, but demure and classy at the same time.

    • kathrineb

      Not the most flattering dress. I guess it’s passable. 

    • peachy

      yowza… dress is cute and flirty but TOTALLY the wrong color for her skin and hair. almost frightening!

    • Don Hackett

      what’s the KISS principle?

      posted by sleah in norcal (mrs. don hackett)