IN or OUT: Diane Lane in Dolce&Gabbana

Posted on January 07, 2013

We think Diane Lane is gorgeous and could make just about any look work for her, but we’re having problems with this one.

 

Diane Lane attends the 24th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Dolce&Gabbana.

Dolce&Gabbana Lace Dress

The shoes are classically awesome and the clutch is pretty. We won’t even mention that they match. The dress fits her well and makes her figure look fantastic. But KITTENS. All that LACE. PINK freaking LACE. We just can’t. D&G needs to get the hell over the lace thing they’ve been doing lately because it tends to only look good on 19-year-old models. And actresses (especially actresses of a certain age) need to stay the hell away from it. The only reason this works is because she’s beautiful, has a great body, and accessorized well. But that dress needs to go.

Are we wrong here? Too harsh? Do you hate us for using the euphemism “of a certain age?”

 

 

Vote Now!

 

IN! You’re age-ist! And pink-ist!

 

OUT! No argument from me. She looks like a sherbet widow.

 

Brandy’s spoon dress sparked a lot of debate  – and some very fine critiquing by our Bitter Kittens, which makes us proud – but she just barely squeaked by with an IN.

 

[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, farfetch.com]

    • hyperionic

      Really not her colour. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        That’s Barbie colour. And maybe some drag queens’.

      • jmorino08

        I agree. Same dress in a more flattering color and she’d be killing it. Also, the makeup is clashing with the pink.

      • 3boysful

        Exactly–I might could handle the lace, but it’s the MOB orchid color that’s not flattering to her coloring.

        Added: OK, I wasn’t quick enough, but clearly we’re all getting the Mother of the Bride vibe.

      • EveEve

        I’m ok with that color on her.  I am not ok with her dressed as the mother of the bride at a mid-afternoon wedding in Palm Springs…no matter what designer’s name is on the label.  In fact, if you search you will see that this dress was featured on a bridal blog as a MOB dress (omgimgettingmarried).

      • Louise Bryan

        I agree.  With the shoes somehow the impression I got was monochrome, which seems impossible given the color of the dress, but there you have it.  I’m not going to go so far as to call it out; she looks pretty enough; but I wouldn’t give it an in, either.

        I guess my vote is:  MEH

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3OY6COEVBS2STNCUNIRZ3COUE Claudia

        Yeah, the lace, to me, is pretty inoffensive, but that colour…!  Just no.

    • http://www.facebook.com/poyznelf.thompson Poyznelf Thompson

      I disagree, I think she looks great, nice to see classy shoes that you can actually see. A little mother of the bridal party yes, but she is rocking it

      • Sobaika

        Agreed. TLo (and pretty much everyone else) might not be on the lace kick but it doesn’t change the fact that she looks great. It’d take a whole lot of fug to make her look anything less.

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

          Absolutely, lace in that colour is not something I would pick for myself and it does tend to cheapen the look a bit, but even so, she looks kinda fabulous.

      • stubbornthoughts

        I’m with you on this one. I think she looks fabulous, her body is amazing and she looks her age. The only gripes I would have would be her makeup (what IS it???) and she could’ve opted for a simple belt.

      • http://twitter.com/emilyf007 emily

         I totally agree on the MOB part. And the she looks great part. It’s an IN TLo.

    • jerseyginger

      I think my mother wore that dress to my sister’s wedding…….in 1985. 

      • Gwynn Freund

        I think my bridesmaids wore that dress . . . in 1985.

    • AceOn6

      Mother of the bride

      • halleygee

        Exactly.

      • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

         Mother of the Bride in 1985.

      • rh33

         
        Amen!

    • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

      Don’t like the dress, but she looks really good. We are judging the gal, not just the dress or designers. It’s an IN cause Diane is FIERCE in it

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’m not crazy about the color, but the style does work really well for her body-girl’s still got it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1576973112 Patricia Groves Dobrowski

      Out.  That’s just not her color, even if she was still in her Cherry Valance days.

    • tereliz

      If it’s a case of in or out, I have to say IN. There’s not enough to hate for it to be an out. Sure, it’s kind of a mundane, mother-of-the-bride adjacent look, but it really shows off her figure and the pink is good with her coloring. Matchy accessories are two different grays and I’m not sure how I feel about that, but its a small quibble. 

    • kimmeister

      At least it’s not carnation pink!  I think she looks good – IN.

    • GorgeousThings

      I love everything about it EXCEPT the pink lace. The cut is fantastic on her. It covers up just enough but shows that she has a great body. The shoes, bag, hair and makeup are all TDF. But that pink lace. Oy. 

      I’ll give her an IN, but the dress is OUT.

    • http://hexagoninc.etsy.com/ Jordan Kentris

      I think she looks good here! Colour suits her, yes it may be lace, but I think she’s rockin’ it!

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I don’t like the color or the lace. Either of those two factors would give me reservations about that dress. Together? O-U-T.

    • lesmaha

      the lace is aging on her. I love the shoes, but have to go just this side of an OUT.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/5JIRZUHX7D4QX3CJQVJRGT2GIU Melissa

      Oh dear. Mother of the bride right there.

      • vandeventer

         Yeah – sexy mother of the bride, but still…

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

      That dress should thank her for making it look so good.

      Diane – IN!
      Sherbet widow dress – OUT!

    • Sara__B

      No, guys, you’re not being too harsh. She’s gorgeous, and that dress fits her perfectly, but the color is awful on her, and the lace is worse.

    • unbornfawn

      The cut and fit of this dress suits her perfectly. She looks beautiful, but something is definitely not working here. I’m not entirely onboard for this color. It has to be the lace. Only unfortunate bridesmaids wear this much lace. Sorry, OUT

    • captrenault

      Not crazy about the colour, and the dress is solid (if dull), but the problem is where the lace is on top of skin, particularly around the neckline.  There’s this strange moulting thing going on, blending her face and neck with the body of the dress.  More of a foundation layer would have improved that, but it’s the wrong dress to begin with.  OUT.

    • Mary229

      Sorry guys, I disagree on this one.  First of all, that doesn’t look pink to me.  It looks violet.  Second, it looks gorgeous on her body.  Yeah, I gotta slam you for using the “of a certain age” tagline.  This dress is sexy while still being modest.  It’s fitted without being too tight.  She’s a beautiful woman with a slamming body.  I don’t see anything about lace that makes it only for the young.  I like it.  

      • MilaXX

         It reads more in the violet/purple family on my screen as well. However, I still hate the dress.

      • ampg

        I’m with you – it’s violet on my screen, and the pewter accessories elevate it, plus the fit is absolutely perfect.  The only issue I have is that it reads “daytime,” and I’m not sure if this is an evening event.  But I still vote IN.

      • luciaphile

        She looks fab in this. In.

    • teensmom99

      I think it’s fine–not great but fine.  And very Bree Van DeKamp

    • KSpence

      Luv huh. HATE THE DRESS. So I guess that leaves me with a regretful “Out.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/chris.kervick.3 Chris Kervick

      A sherbet widow. You guys are awesome.

    • Jennifer Coleman

      It’s not the lace as a concept that bugs me, but this particular use of it looks, dare I sat it,…cheap. A very close facsimile  is probably on the holiday markdown rack at Dress Barn. Plus, the color is not inspired and does poor Diane no favors whatsoever.

    • Judy_S

      I give it an IN. That dress is indeed dubious–the whole outfit is dubious–but she manages to look  wonderful.

    • librarygrrl64

      OUT. I think the words “pink lace” say it all. Too bad, because it fits her beautifully and the accessories are good.

    • lexilexi

      Usually I dislike  lace, but this does such good things for her figure, that I actually like it.  What I don’t think works is the pinkish color with her skin and hair.  Bottom line:  I think I would have loved the way she rocks it in a different color.  out. 

    • greyhoundgirl

      No.  As said, the shape is beautiful but the pink lace skews very young or very matronly.  And the color is especially unfortunate against that background.  Out.

    • TheLaurenJean

      In! I like it. You all are just harshing on it cause it’s lace.

    • http://opinionandamovie.blogspot.com/ Deitra S.

      I do like it, but only just.  Had the lace around the neckline been cut in the same V as the underpinning, it would have been a significant improvement.

    • lilly goren

      She looks great. The dress is not a great dress, but she looks great. IN. 

    • fashionzombie

      She’s a beautiful MOB — it’s hard to believe her child is of marrying age. She really is beautiful, but pink/lilac lined lace dresses…no.

    • hillmad

      C’mon! Diane Lane can do no wrong! (And I hope she has finally given up on Josh Brolin!) She is so freaking gorgeous and ageless! 

    • Kathy_Marlow

      If that dress was in any other material but lace, we’d almost be in business.  If it were a shade or 2 darker, it’d be better on her. 

    • In_Stitches

      The problem is the hair…it’s just too damn big.  The business grey accessories aren’t helping either.  Streamline the hair and swap out the shoes and purse and the dress can be saved.  Nevertheless, the accessories and hair are what they are, so she’s getting a big ol’ OUT.

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

      IN. I think this is a beautiful look! I love it. 

    • http://www.katidom.com/ Kati B

      It’s quite mumsy. 

    • MilaXX

      OUT!
      I hate lace, but I think she looks as good as you can in pink lace. I like the shoes & bag. I dislike the shoes/bag combo with the dress I think that color is a bit aging on Diane. It feels more like something Jane Fonda should be wearing. I kinda think black or even navy acessories might have helped a bit.

    • alyce1213

      I love it.  I don’t like brightly colored lace as a rule, but she’s making it elegant.  Perfect fit, length, accessories.

    • NC_Meg

      Out. I don’t have a problem with the lace, but I have a big problem with that color. Yikes. And while I do like the shoes, I don’t like them with this dress.

    • Judy_J

      I’m IN.  That dress fits to perfection, and I’ve got no problem with all that pink lace.  It is just this side of MOB, but she looks gorgeous.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13953311 Missy Covington

      I can’t help but think this would be fabulous if it were in a solid. She really does seem to be rocking it though, and so a reluctant IN from me. 

    • Kate4queen

      It’s the color I hate. It just doesn’t look good on almost anyone.

    • Valerie Jones

      IN only for fit, confidence and overall fabulosity. I agree the accessories are good but the gray is way wrong with this dress.  That said, nothing would be right with it – although I salute D&G for finding a clever way to recyle the covering from a drugstore Valentine candy box.  Imagine this fit in a nice knit in the right shade of yellow, green or blue, and she would be so killing it.

    • sweetlilvoice

      Beautiful color but better shoes are needed. Maybe a metallic would look more striking? I love lace personally but I’m being reminded of my pink Easter dress I wore over a decade ago.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      IN … I think she looks fabulous and happy.

    • veronkimo

      Y’all are crazy!! She looks awesome! Y’all are just hatin’ because it’s lace! Seriously, she looks fabulous! You go, Diane Lane! :) IN! Plus, the color has some purple hues to it! 

    • bookish

      I think the dress itself is fine, but I really dislike the color.

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

      If it was in a rich jewel color it would look better, yes. But that’s just a quibble. IN.

    • random_poster

      IN. The dress fits her well, and she looks fab.

    • j_anson

      1990s high school dance dress in a terrible color. OUT.

    • butter nut

      it’s mother of the bride meets miss piggy in the 80s.  which sounds fabulous, but is really just dated & a little sad.

    • VeryClaire

      1. Don’t call a woman in her 40’s “of a certain age”. You’re asking for trouble.
      2. She looks great despite the fact that the dress is pink lace.

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

        “1. Don’t call a woman in her 40’s “of a certain age”. You’re asking for trouble.”

        And yet, when we say “men of a certain age,” which we say way more often, no one bats an eye.

      • formerlyAnon

        I find it very entertaining that the boundaries of “of a certain age” seem to have shifted with all the appearance & health enhancing techniques we have now. I remember when it started in the 40s and ran into the 50s, maybe just grazing the 60s, but by 67 (e.g., Ms. Mirren) no-one (except maybe a couple of French women) was referred to as such except to flatter. By the time 70 hove into sight, our female relatives were “older” and mostly downright “elderly.” 

        I’m all for it. I aspire to be referred to as “of a certain age.”  To me it implies that there might be some doubt, in the right light.

    • MoHub

      Is it actually pink? On my monitor it looks like more of an orchid color. Regardless, though, it ain’t her color.

    • http://twitter.com/Glam_Dixie Glam Dixie

      I wore that dress in 1989 in a slightly dustier rose color as a bridesmaid except mine had a bow. Gross, hated it then, hate it now.

    • Joyce VG

      Like!  In!  Oh come on when can a woman wear pink lace and still look utterly gorgeous?  She’s a freaking magician. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1476648069 Scott Cooper

      Mother of the bride.

    • Aly Light

       I’m getting “mother of the bride”.

    • trisker

      I think the color suits her beautifully, the dress fits perfectly and the lace isn’t that much of a distraction – just provides texture.  I think grey accessories make it more sophisticated. IN

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      MOB was the first thought in my pointed little head, too!

    • Beardslee

      IN.  On my computer screen, it looks more lavender than Barbie pink -and correspondingly, the shoes and clutch look like a dead gray.  I also like that she is still in a January-ish dress with sleeves even though she is in Palm Springs.  Good compromise.

    • ringthing

      OUT, MOB, it looked bad on some much younger starlet, too. Orchid pink lace is just ugly.

    • quiltrx

      IN.  Weird, it looks orchid/lilac on my computer, not pink.  It fits her so well and she looks like she likes the dress, so that’s good enough for me.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      In.  Not a fan of pink lace either, but she looks so radiant I can’t say out.

    • Le_Sigh

      No way.  Only Helen Mirren or Kirnan Shirpka can pull this off.

    • e jerry powell

      What about her husband’s latest mug shot?  Even stone drunk, that man fairly reeks of sex.

    • Hetha Innis

      You’re totally right! It’s uber uber matronly, even on her amazing bod. 

    • Pants_are_a_must

      I think the dress color is unfortunate. And it needed a belt. Edgy belt. But all in all, maybe not lace on the whole thing? It’s not as heinous as other D&G lace dresses, to be honest.

    • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

      No you are not wrong.  Everything you said was dead-on perfect.  The color is so great – but that’s too much lace. I think it ages her tremendously.

    • Kathleen Jackson

      Reminds me of a bridesmaid dress I wore in 1987. Ugh.

    • Call me Bee

      At first glance I thought, “Oh my!” and not in a good way.  But the more I look at it, I like it better and better.  It’s a cute dress and it does fit perfectly.  It is pink, but not that Barbie shade–more subtle.   So–IN!

    • VicksieDo

      Too harsh, it’s a big IN from me. 

    • meowing

      Yowsa–she’s only 47.  This kitten is therefore “of a certain age…plus,” and yet I’d not choose that dress.  It’s aging on her, with a perfect figure.  So, how bad would it look on a mere [old] mortal like me?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

      Is the dress pink or purple? It has a more purple hue on my monitor. Either way, she looks pretty fabulous here to me. 

    • siriuslover

      I get what you’re saying about the pink lace and rationally speaking I totally agree with you. But she looks so smokin’ hot in these pics I have to give her an In.

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

      Out – too mother-of-the bride or oldest sister bridesmaidy to me!

    • M Carlson

      Add some satin and you have the bridesmaid’s dress I wore in 1990.

    • Jangle57

      Pink?  It looks distinctly lavendar on my computer.  But either way, the color is oh so wrong for her.  Make this black – or even white – and I would probably be ok with it.  OUT

      • l_c_ann

        Mine shows deep lavender as well; what makes no sense is that the zipper on the dress on the (real) hanger looks orange red.

        Out, whatever the color.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2066192 Melissa Mellon

      Use of “of a certain age”? It seems totally appropriate. The “kids” can get away with their trouser socks with sneakers, highwater pants, and full-on lace dresses and still look young and kick-y. People “of a certain age”…not so much.  

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      OUT – because even though it fits her beautifully and she looks great, I thought she was Sigourney Weaver and a dress that adds 15 years is not a good dress.

    • PeggyOC

      Hard to judge.  It’s a great style on her, her makeup and hair are fabulous.  But the dress just looks cheap.  I’m sure it cost more than one of my mortgage payments, but that much lace just looks like it came from the bargain bin.  So an out for the dress, but an in for her?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133584971 Renée Sutton

      In, in, in, a thousand times IN

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594250515 Kim Brightman

      IN.  The dress is perfect for her figure.  And the clutch is gorgeous.
       

    • deathandthestrawberry

      You know, I bet she looked fabulous in person, but that pink color coupled with the red backdrop is never not going to remind of a heart-shaped valentine’s day box, and that’s an OUT from me.

      Still, Diane and I are the same age, and she looks amazing. Now I’m off to cry in the corner in my fat pants.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

      I’m going with a probational IN.  Look more like a celebrity and less like a MOB next time, young lady, or I will say very harsh things about you in a comment section. 

    • CatherineRhodes

      IN.  MOB exactly — not really a great Red Carpet look, but I like it here.

    • Samantha Irene

      I think I’d like it if the top was another color and fabric – the skirt can stay – but on the whole it’s just overwhelming. She’s still lovely and looks fine, but I’m giving it an OUT because she can do better

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000905542323 Rhonda Shore

      Out.  Makes her look matronly and with her face and body, there’s no excuse for it.

    • Laylalola

      I am really not convinced these dresses look good even on 19-year-old models (though to her credit, she’s actually almost pulling it off).

    • Boricua in Texas

      That dress may work in emerald green.

    • altalinda

      In.  I’m no fan of lace, but this doesn’t offend me, and seems well suited to her age.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      IN — the only thing I don’t like is her hair — it makes her look as though she has a badly receding hairline.

    • pattyw

      Reminds me a bridesmaid dress I was forced to wear, featuring not only fuschia lace but an angled waist and hip bow. I think that’s when I became a bitter kitten.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      i would call that purple not pink.  and i’m a whore for anything purple so i vote In.

    • http://twitter.com/lisledanielle Danielle Lisle

      I’m giving her an in solely for the rockin’ bod.

    • jilly_d

      had she gone for putty platforms I would have said out but those shoes and bag reaaaaally elevate it.  I think she looks great.  IN

    • BrooklynBomber

      The color’s good on her, and SHE makes the dress look as good as it possibly could. But it’s a terrible dress.

    • Geoff Jay

      IN – this really shouldn’t work, but she looks beautiful.

    • MoreShoes

      IN. I like the whole picture.

    • mjude

      IN.  the color looks lavendar to me.  but i get your point TLO

    • BobStPaul

      You’re not wrong.  It’s just not working for her and it really does age her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ann.verwiebe Ann VerWiebe

      This weekend I was thinking about all of the things I used to wear ironically that now make me look like someone’s kooky aunt (which is basically what I am) or a young grandma who still loves the fair isles sweaters of her youth. That’s what this dress makes me think of. 

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

      In! I could see it on Madeline Stowe, too.

    • Kenisha Hill Phillips

      Out. The color of the dress isn’t working for me. 

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      The shape and the style look great on her, and I like the shoes and purse as well. But the FABRIC? It looks CHEAP. But Diane Lane, herself, is gorgeous. IN.

    • beebee10

      IN! I think she is working it and looks great. I would not love pink lace on anyone, but she looks awesome and I love the shade of gray of the clutch. 

    • MarissaLG

      Totally IN. I think everything is great except the color, and only in that it’s too young for her. I like the purple with the gray, though. 

    • Janet B

      The dress fits perfectly, lace is okay, but the color….I love pink, but that is harsh.
      OUT

    • Tamara Hogan

      I think it’s very mother of the bride. Out. 

    • TSkot

      Too harsh.  Don’t love it, but she looks fine: IN

    • crash1212

      At what age does “of a certain age” begin? Is it anyone over 40? Asking for a friend.

      As for the dress, I’m not a big fan of overall lace…or really lace of any kind outside the boudoir –  but I don’t hate this. I love that she chose gray for shoes, wish the clutch didn’t match. If she was going to a wedding, I would totally give this an IN. Since she’s not, I gotta go with….IN….cuz it fits beautifully, can’t see her lady bits, her hair is shiny and pretty – and I love her.

      • formerlyAnon

        I think “of a certain age” *used* to begin in the 40s (date not specified because it basically started when your lie that you were in your “late 30s” was no longer believable) and continue up till maaaaybe barely the earliest 60s, when we became old, or even elderly. Except to flatter or for selected French women.  But the way how we’ve learned to maintain appearance and good health has extended “middle age” applies also to “of a certain age.” So I’m sure it extends later, and may be thought to start later.

        This is all just the way I think of it – there’s no authority behind my opinions.

    • Imasewsure

      OUT Sherbet Widow is exactly right but she does look great (ignoring the color and the fabric) 

    • Trisha26

      Out. The lighting/dress is also making her complexion look grey/purple – in the photo from bodice down it appears she has varicose veins. I also won’t mention that the shoes and purse match.

    • guest2visits

      This is purple on my screen. VERY bridesmaid.  
      If it were black or some kind of shimmery gold and nude then I would see this as her style.

    • http://twitter.com/styler Sue Tyler

      is it weird that i could see helen mirren pull off this dress

    • OrigamiRose

      I see your points, but I think you are a tad too harsh.  She is radiating in this dress, I love it.  IN.

    • http://twitter.com/lareveuse lareveuse

      Jo. Ann. Fabrics. 

    • DinahR

      IN   You’re pink-ist!   Even though it looks lavender purple on my monitor….   She looks great and is making that dress work for her.  Not every woman could pull this off.   

    • bluefish

      In.  But then I like lace — It’s a goodlooking dress — classic in its way — and fits her beautifully. Perfect length and I’m always a sucker for 3/4 sleeves.  Don’t mind the colour either.  An old school look that suits her.  And I LOVE the shoes and the clutch, matchy or not.  She looks like a grown woman headed out for an evening event.  Not trying to hard — being herself.

    • a_liking

      in.

    • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

      I like the orchid color, but it really isn’t working on her. I think that, more than the lace, is the problem… although I agree that lace is tricky and really shouldn’t be deployed as often as it is.

    • Celandine1

      It’s mauve lace ewwww. Fantastic fit and accessorizing but that color with lace … I can’t.  Out

    • marilyn

      Barely in.  Actually, this is more whiteboard material.  There is nothing exceptionally good about it, but just an absence of negatives.  

    • http://twitter.com/CanITakeANap Rosie49

      A bit MOB, but to her credit she is dressed like a grown-up. She can still grow up to be Helen Mirren. 

    • UglyTalents

      Out. It’s a mother-of-the-bride dress at a Easter wedding. It needs a big hat with chrysanthemums on it. 

    • melanie0866

      IN, if she is going to a ladies’ club brunch.   She looks beautiful, I personally love the color and the low-key accessories, but it just looks too ladies-who-lunch for me.

      • Monabel

        Oh, come on. We all have to eat lunch.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=647819696 MaryAlice Finley Davis

      In, in, in – she looks gorgeous.

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

      Love her even in pink lace-IN.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      if that was not lace, and if that clutch was a faded grey-green, this would be awesome.

    • Reneesance

      NOOOOOO! So oldening, totally mother of the bride. A hot mother of the bride but a matron nonetheless 

    • another_laura

      Out.  The dress is Mauve.  There is no forgiveness.

    • mike__tv

      I know I should hate it but I don’t. I don’t know who this woman is but she is kicking all kinds of ass. In. 

    • pop_top

      IN. I think she wears the lace well, even if I do wish the color were different, maybe more wine or plum colored?

    • Tatiana Luján

      That lace looks cheap. The dress, rendered in a different fabric, would have been great.

    • Tatiana Luján

      In a 19 year old girl, that lace would have looked as if it were a Forever21 fabric.

    • formerlyAnon

      In. It’s not even within miles of my favorite fabric, it’s a hideous fabric, in a color I do not love, but it fits her beautifully and she looks great. It’s a simple, classic shape. She’s looked better, but it’s not actually causing her skin to look three-days-dead (or if it is, her makeup artist fixed that).

      And there are people who like lace. And lavender-pink (the color it looks on my monitor.)

    • mmc2315

      It’s not her color.  I can’t type for “out” for her.  I just can’t.

    • AnneBee

      IN – her bod looks slammin’!

    • Zippypie

      Ageist comment, boys.  Really.  Even a 19 year old would look like a 60s bridesmaid in this dress.  The color is atrocious.  Diane is slammin in this but the color looks like Pepto Bismol that’s been sitting unused in the back of a medicine chest for 10 years.  Her makeup, hair, bod, shoes, everything is awesome but that dress, so it has to be an OUT, but not because she’s “of a certain age.”  Bad form, guys.

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

        We constantly – as in, at least once or twice a week – rate outfits based on whether they work for the age of the person wearing them. Lighten up.

        • Zippypie

          I wasn’t being particularly serious but a tongue-in-cheek chiding.  You did ask….!

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

            Fair enough. It sounded like you were taking it a bit more seriously than we were.

    • SRQkitten

      IN.

      Loathe the color and as others have said probably wouldn’t look good on anyone but overall, she looks great.

      srq

    • margaret meyers

      This is what you wear on your third wedding day.

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

      Mother of the bride.  OUT.  But let’s see more of Diane Lane, I’ve always liked her.

    • demidaemon

      To me, this is reminscint of that awful pink thing Josh did on PR All-Stars a couple of weeks back (I forget the exact challenge). This is better, but it is all kinds of blah. There isn’t anything special other than it being made out of pink lace. And pink lace is a bit tacky, no? I will say OUT, even though she is quite beautiful despite the dress.

    • demidaemon

      Also, this was the same event Helen Mirren was at. There really is no comparison.

    • butterflysunita

      IN.  Don’t really like the dress–it’s a bit bridesmaidy.  But she looks great.  

    • Mexxoo

      It’s the color.  Too much lilac-pink paired with lipstick and blush which is goes the other direction.  Still, probably no color of make-up could have made this work.  That lilac-pink belongs on tweens.  OUT.

    • conniemd

      In. Bottom line, she looks gorgeous and happy wearing it.

    • julnyes

      It isn’t really Barbie pink, I think it has too much purple in it to be that bad. She looks amazing even if I’m not in love with the dress. I love the grey shoe. IN in my book.

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

      Umm…it’s ok if she wants to be a a guest at a daytime spring wedding and be the hottest lady in the room? 

    • http://twitter.com/Rueclergirl Celeste

      Out. Out. Out.

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

      God, that’s a terrible dress. She’s a marvel, but that dress is to be shredded and burned.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bert.keeter Bert Keeter

      Somewhere a Mother of the Bride is missing her dress!

    • SophieCollier

      That looks lavender to me, not pink.  Still, very bridesmaid-y, but it does fit her like a glove.  I’ll say IN.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      She’s serving sexy mother of the bride realness.  Not so bad. IN.

    • H3ff

      This dress just SCREAMS Vikki Grayson. She would certainly work it out.

    • Cecilia Evans

      Now I want to start a band called the Sherbet Widows.

    • Diego!

      IN. To me she is the most beautiful woman on Earth. I love you Diane and you rock anything you wear. :D

    • kmiller1k

      Mother of the bride

    • http://twitter.com/SharonAJJ Sharon Jessup Joyce

      Like the hair, makeup, shoes, bag and dress shape. Think EITHER pink OR lace would have been better. Having said that, Diane Lane is the epitome of class, grace and intelligence in anything she wears or does, so she gets away with a mauvy-pink allover lace dress better than anyone I can think of. Except maybe the Queen.

    • AthenaJ

      Totally Easter – that color is only acceptable if its covering a chocolate egg. Out.

    • warnerave

      IN!! she looks gorgeous!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001998855370 Fatima Siddique

      OUT. That shade of purple is best left on Easter eggs. 

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      out.  this dress would look great.  on someone else.

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

      Mother-of-the-Bride.

      • DebbieLovesShoes

        I agree

    • http://twitter.com/ndpndntfilm Susan Velazquez

      I like it. I say IN.

    • barbarienne

      Is it pink? It looks violet-ish on my monitor.

      Love the shoes. The dress, regardless of color, is matronly. The matronliness is slightly negated by her being slender, but I have seen this sort of dress on a million women at political dinners and Bar Association meetings. You know, the sort of venues where you need to look dressed up but not glamorous; formal but not too stodgy.

      If she were going out to dinner or appearing on a talk show, I would be fine with this. For the venue, though, I have to give her a lukewarm out.

    • sweetsadness

      I think this works at every level. The grey shoes and accessory are an especially gifted choice.

      IN

    • http://twitter.com/Koko_Hogan Christopher J. Hogan

      With all the comments that she looks like a sexy mother of the bride, I think we should inaugurate the term MOBILF for this look.

    • ccm800

      In. For real.