IN or OUT: Lucy Liu in Carolina Herrera

Posted on January 14, 2013

We have a new mission in life. It’s to get people to stop referring to curtains and couches every time a star wears a floral. It’s silly; as if florals can only be used for such things. And it’s so limiting, because that kind of criticism directly results in lady stars wearing bland bandage dresses. Open your minds, bitches.

Lucy Liu attends the 2013 Golden Globe Awards in Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2013 Collection

Besides, we think it looks more like those printed denim jackets that were popular with girls in the ’80s.

Even so, we think it’s a gorgeous dress. Romantic, regal and feminine, like a 21st Century Marie Antoinette. Free yourself of lazy thinking, darlings. Florals don’t automatically equal drapery and upholstery. Look at her. Can you honestly say she looks like a couch? Or that she looks anything less than gorgeous here? Please. Do you want to see nothing but black sequined gowns and beige bandage dresses on the red carpet? Think of the children. Free your mind.

You are, however, free to hate her braid like we do.

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IN! Damn skippy, T Lo. She looks gorgeous and besides, I haven’t seen a floral couch or curtain in years!


OUT! Curtains! Couch! Grandma! Sound of Music! Other random words I spew when I see florals!


Amanda Seyfried’s very complicated dress was fiercely debated, with the vote coming down to OUT.


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  • MaryMitch

    I love it. Any bigger and it would have overwhelmed her, but it was gorgeous – a dress we’ll remember for years.

    • Sobaika

      Agreed, I thought this was a very memorable look as well. On of those dresses that you’ll always think of. SO different, and I liked her messy braid too. Kept it fresh.

      • Karen Maslowski

         And there are *gasp!* threads of silver in the braid. I love that!

        • lundibleu

          I spotted that too – I think the braid works, actually. It’s fairly simple and she looks so comfortable and happy too. 

    • Introspective

      totally! I definitely gay gasped when she walked on stage w debra messing (missed the RC because of the little one’s bedtime)

      the color combo of that pale blue and the pastel florals with those dark green leaves is striking. and just the right size and placement to not give a table cloth/curtain vibe but rather a fashionista vibe. 

      agree w/sobaika that the hairdo was pitch perfect too. a nod to a fairytale princess if i ever saw one without being twee (i.e. the sparkly headband type of dreck)

      She killed it. lucy liu gets it really right most of the time, and this is no exception.

    • Absolutely, I thought it was the best dress of the whole collection when T-Lo posted but I knew it required a Phd level wearer.  She looks fabulous and the red carpet yesterday was so boring that this was double the treat to see. 

    • Lisa_Cop

      Yes, a big IN. I love that she wore a print and the cut of the gown was gorgeous!

  • IN! She looks AMAZING!

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    So very very regal and IN!
    MARIE ANTOINETTE was what I thought the first second I saw her last night.

  • gsk241

    I think she looks gorgeous, and I love the dress.  IN!

  • lexilexi

    I love this – but would have loved it more if it had been worn in the Spring or Summer.  In.

  • clatie

    Um – I guess for HER it’s an in but this could so easily be OOOOUUUUT on another wearer.

    • Sweetpea176

       Funny, I have the exact opposite response — it could be someone’s dress, but I don’t think it’s hers. 

  • kayleymaybe

    IN!  I think she looks gorgeous, although I think with a floral dress a more sophisticated hairstyle than a braid would have been better.

    Also, I can’t remember the last time I saw a floral couch or curtain.

  • In! The print and colours look amazing on her.

  • Rachel Schain

    Love it, love her.  IN.

  • amf0001

    I thought it was one of the best dresses of the night.  Fierce love for it.

    • ampg

      Me too!  Definitely IN.

  • MissFern

    INCREDIBLE.  There was a debate at my particular watching party but I came down firmly on the side of flipping fantastic.

  • In, and I like that it made Deborah Messing have to step to the side while they were presenting.

    • EveEve

      Debra who?  Ms. Liu didn’t just make her step aside, she blew her and her funeral parlor draperies off the stage.

      • fursa_saida

        Ugh, I always want to like Debra Messing (I don’t know why, I just want to), but she and her poseharding were just pathetic next to Liu Force One.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    IN!  Loved it, except for the superfluous, slightly sloppy braid.

    • terpsichory

       I don’t get the braid hate. Apart from suiting her perfectly it’s a cheeky way to counter the opulence of the gown. I think an updo would have been too much for the Globes and open/memaid hair too disney princessy. I love the whole package.

  • I say IN. Everyone on the red carpet said it looked gorgeous in person, so I’m going to go with that. And it’s so different than anything else we saw. Down the Pinterest braid, though.

    • Chickadeep

      Is it wrong that I laughed out loud when I read “Pinterest braid” or just sad that I knew *exactly* what you meant?

    • adnama79

      At least it wasn’t the flipped-through-a-headband-Pinterest-braid.

  • VicksieDo

    Didn’t Juliana Marguiles wear a similar frock in the past couple of years??

    • VicksieDo

      Oh yes, it was the Giambattista Valli gown and I loved that too.

  • In. I just revisited your post on that collection because I loved it all so much (this is actually one of my less-favorite gowns, but it’s still gorgeous). 

    • Same! Loved that collection, glad to see more of it on the red carpet (Emmy Rossum already wore my favourite from the bunch, the star gown, but I’m hoping somebody brings out the circle-print strapless gown or the black-and-white big flower print at some upcoming event). IN for me. 

      • The circle print is my favorite — to the point where I just kind of did a hand flap at the mention of it. 

  • IN. Although I wish they had tailored the front hem more. Looks a tad too long.

  • geans

    In! And you’re right on with the ’80s printed denim, I had a jacket in it. And it was fantastic, too. 🙂

  • Deedles

    Agreed on the hair. I think the thing that’s wonky about this dress for me is the pattern layout in the area of the bust. The placement of the pattern makes me stare at her left boob. In, though, because I appreciate a lady star who has the stones to wear florals!

    • Qitkat

      I think the pattern layout was very well done, not every designer could envision it as well. It worked for me without drawing undue attention. If the top were solid, this pattern would require a waist seam, thus destroying the flowing look of the gown. 
      A huge IN from me. Beautiful.

      • It’s the masterful seaming that makes the dress so fantastic – the print is matched perfectly. The reason the look is so fluid is precisely because the entire thing is 1 fabric. It would have looked way too choppy with a solid top.

  • IN – How could it be anything other than in? Girl looks beautiful, dress is gorgeous. I don’t even mind the braid, although it looks a bit sloppy. Loved this more than many of the other looks that were getting raves last night.

  • OUT – hate the shape. Outfit could have used a simple necklace or more dramatic earrings. However, I love seeing those strands of gray though! Good for her for keeping them. 

  • IN!

    I’m afraid to ever say OUT to Lucy. She’d cut a bitch. Total diva <3

  • IN.

    It is a gorgeous dress – I think there’s enough solid colour to break up the floral so it doesn’t make it look so couchy-Sound-of-Music-y.

    That Pinterest braid must go, however. 

  • I loved this! I gasped when I saw it. It’s amazing and furthermore, IT HAS POCKETS! You’ve got to love it for that alone!Don’t even mind the braid. Well done Lucy IN!

    • Aurumgirl

       Carolina Herrera can definitely design a dress.  Consistently beautiful, flattering, and well cut clothes are her trademark.  And she’s a rare designer because of that, even if she is considered “established” and “old school” now.

      • She always designs very classical, feminine dresses, you’re right. After Lucy’s metallic Versace number at the Emmys last year, this was a nice and refreshing change for the usually somewhat edgier Ms Liu! 🙂

        • H3ff

          This look is so overtly and classically feminine (with the full skirt and giant floral) that it actually becomes edgy. I am in awe of Miss Lucy’s prowess.

          • You’re right. It IS edgy. Hm… It’s just a breath of fresh air.

      • DeborahJozayt

        There was a dress CH made a few years ago that was featured in a wedding magazine. Same shape, a cream for the base, but the dress was filled with huge monarch butterflies and brightly colored peonies. The wedding was held outside in a California vineyard and the dress was simply stunning. I wish I could find it, but can’t. Sorry for the rambling! 

        • Aurumgirl

           I remember that dress.  What a perfect print for a bride, too!

  • Ellbee Cee

    I thought it was beautiful when I saw it on screen last night, and still think so today.

  • This is really beautiful. And I will take that braid over cocker spaniel hair ANY day. IN!

    • CozyCat

      I agree on the hair.  An updo would have made the dress too “prom” like, but wering her hair down wouldn’t hav worked with all that volume.  However, like the dress, she’s one of the few people who can carry it off.

      ps.  I am REALLY enjoying her work on “Elementary”  I expected to dislike the show because I love “Sherlock” so much.  But an American network managed to come up with an interesting idea for the Holmes reboot.

      • You know, I feel the same way. I really didn’t want to like “Elementary”. I didn’t even want to watch it at all, but my hubby started watching it, and it has grown on me. I wouldn’t say I’m hooked on it, but that’s kind of the point. It’s not a drawn-out serial. It’s enjoyable but lighter than “Sherlock”, and that’s what I want on a weeknight.

  • IN! Love it

  • Judy_S

    I’ll go for IN. Oddly enough I had never seen her in anything until I started watching Elementary, in which she keeps to an extremely muted range of clothes. I love seeing her busting out in ballgown mode. I would even like the braid if it wasn’t so frizzy–the hairdo gives her head a nice shape.
    Right on the nose with the denim jackets, though.

  • merciblahblah

    This is so IN it hurts. I gasped out loud when she came on screen. My favorite dress of the night by a long shot.

  • RzYoung

    IN, she looks wonderful and like a breath of fresh air (that smells of roses)

  • thecitysleeps

    In.  I think she looks amazing.  The bodice looks great on her and the print with the sky blue looks lovely.  I also love her braid tbh.  Different,  and still elegant.


    Head to toe, AMAZING!  I even love the long braid, it’s a wonderful pastoral reference to Marie Antionettes much loved little “farm”.  Honestly, a personal best for Lucy, IMHO.

  • Tatiana Luján

    The dress is beautiful and I love the placing of the flowers in the corset.
    What I’m not sure about is the braid. 
    Anyway, IN.

  • VeryClaire

    The dress is gorgeous. The light blue makes it even more unexpected. The rasta braid is atrocious, as is anything that hints at dred locks.

  • IN. I love her for taking risks. Also, POCKETS! I even like the braid. A dress that fancy calls for simpler hair. 

  • I love the dress.  However, I did say the fabric reminded me of awesome powder room wallpaper.  I just didn’t realize that was a bad thing 🙂
    Hate the braid.  She looks amazing and so striking.  

  • Reneesance

    Beautiful!! Totally an IN

  • so IN. this was one of my favorite looks of the whole evening – though i agree – that braid is bad. it looks like a rat’s nest.

  • kipper


  • DaveUWSNYC

    Loverly…but off with her hair!

  • judybrowni

    BOTH JUdy and Larry say IN, IN, IN!

    When we first saw it we said, “GORGEOUS!”

    (Larry spent decades working in high end interior design fabrics: Lucy looked neither like upholstery nor curtains, to his expert eye.)

  • Annabelle Archer

    Gorgeous print, spectacular fit, venue appropriate.  

    And it wasn’t a peek a boob, slashed to the thigh, nude fishtail. Winning on so many levels.

  • Vickiefantastico

    Personally, I can’t believe I’ve seen this on worst dressed lists. I gasped when I first saw it. She looks amazing. The floral reminds me of my time in France, for some reason. It’s so regal, so gorgeous.

  • Amanda B

    IN! Reward unusual choices! Except the hair, oh why oh why couldn’t the braid have been tucked up to make it an updo? I think the unusual print calls attention to how beautifully the dress is constructed – in a plain colour, my eyes would have skimmed right over her. The colours also have a saturated quality which keeps it from verying into saccharine floral. Really, who has seen a modern wallpaper or a couch which has a pattern similar to this?

  • ojosazules

    Love this. In.

  • Txell Albiol

    IN! Gorgeous, and I even like the braid with it!

  • Jangle57

    I liked this.  IN

  • mjude

    IN!  you can tell she loves it too.

  • Offbalance

    The dress is an IN!  Loved it.  It’s a fabulous color on her, really head-turning and unique.  However, I could live without the “going-to-yoga-class” hair.

  • teensmom99

    IN-Of course, she is PhD level in this sort of thing.

  • SophiaPehawkins

    In, in, in. I also love braids and I love hers. She looks gorgeous.

  • Caitlin Bell

    In. In. A thousand times in. It reminded me a bit of Julianna Marguilles dress at the Emmys, but softer.  I can take or leave the braid, but she looked gorgeous. IN

  • Olggie

    Out. I like floral prints but ths was just too much floral on too much dress.

  • Claudia Fernandes

    absolutely IN

  • We loved it in our house so a very strong IN!

  • mozzer0906

    IN, it was different and eye catching and she looked stunning and stood out.  

  • Ginny Harper


  • Definitely in!

  • joancarol

    She looks gorgeous. It looks  like painted china to me.

  • Lindsey Sinnwell


  • IN – The minute I saw her last night I loved it!

  • IN. There are times to call a dress couch-like. This is not one of them.

  • jw_ny

    IN or OUT?  what!?  This is a WERQ!  

  • DinaSews

    IN. I loved it.  I thought it could have used a skosh less volume on her (Is she short?) but still was a stunner. 

  • ralish

    IN. Gorgeous and unusual dress.

  • rumcg66

    IN. Simply gorgeous.

  • Samantha Biddle


  • Going against the majority here, but out.  The hips look too big, and that is just not a pretty print.  It looks like dish cloths.

  • I LOVE this dress (so much I am actually commenting for the first time!)!

  • It is an in for me, I think she looks stunning.

  • IN, BITCHES. The colors are PERFECT.

  • PastryGoddess

    From the hairline down it’s an IN.

    That braid looks like it’s going to jump off and eat somebody

  • Super_Red

    IN- I even adore the braid, but I’m a sucker for a braid and squee in delight everytime a starlet sports one. The only single thing that bugs me about this look is the hem on the front of the dress is folded under itself and it’s making my eye twitch. But she looks afreakingmazing. perhaps the best I’ve ever seen her. 

  • Gorgeous!  IN!

  • OrigamiRose

    Major IN. Hated the braid as well, it was a distraction from the perfection of everything else.

  • emily wolfe


  • LearnedFoot

    Thank you! There is nothing at all wrong with a good floral, and I love this dress almost unreservedly. I say “almost” because the pattern reminds me just a bit too much of my favorite party dress, circa 1989-1990. I wore that dress to a LOT of bar mitzvahs.

    The braid needs to be more… tidy? Something? Fix the hair and her look is a total “in.”

  • Natasha Nyanin

    In! Minus the braids. A simpler, cleaner do would have done the trick

  • Drew Macaulay

    So IN it hurts!  I am sort of biased, b/c I adore this CH collection, but I can also argue specifically for this dress on LL.  One of the seeming downfalls of the dress is that it is sort of stiff and doesn’t move well, but LL is so advanced in clothes wearing that she doesn’t need a dress that moves with her, she can consciously move the dress and look graceful while doing it.  Not many women could do that without looking like they were extras in the  ballroom scene of a period piece, but LL looked totally natural last night.  Also, although I don’t generally approve of braids on the red carpet, I think a casual hairstyle was called for here, in order to prevent a full-on faux royalty look. 

  • Leslie LeBlanc

    IN! Stunning! Although, I am not sure about the “Katniss Everdean” braid.

  • Mary229

    It’s an absolute IN for me.  Also?  I kind of like the braid.  I think it’s whimsical and fun.  

  • Gregory Baird

    I thought she looked gorgeous (despite the fact that she looks like she let her five year-old niece do her braid). And it was so very refreshing to see a pattern on the red carpet. I give it a big ol’ IN.

  • The dress is gorgeous.  The ratty braid … well, maybe she blew her stylist budget acquiring the dress and had to do her hair herself.

  • in! gorgeous dress, love the unexpected messy braid. one of my favorite looks of the night, she stood out from the crowd!

  • LOVE. IN.

  • She looks GLORIOUS. Full Stop. IN!

  • In. Love it.

  • Love the dress. Hate the braid. 100% with you guys.

  • IN!!!! I had to stop, rewind three times to get a look at her entrance in that gorgeous thing. I even made my husband stop what he was doing, come into the room and look at it. Stunning. Gorgeous. The most fabulous gown I’ve seen in ages. 

    •  And I think the braid added to the playfulness. Maybe down would have been pretty too.

  • Jessi03

    I gasped when I saw her.  She looks absolutely gorgeous.

  • Leslie LeBlanc

    IN – stunning! Not sure about the “Katniss Everdean” braid.

  • Carrieanno

    IN.  She totally owned it the minute she appeared on stage.

  • fallen_ikon

    I really love her dress. I love everything about it. The volume of the skirt, the cut of the bodice, the pattern, everything. I’m on the fence with her braid. On the one hand, I’d have liked to see her with an updo, but on the other I do kind of like the braid with the dress. Somehow it works, for me.

  • LJCdoc

    In – she looks gorgeous!

  • AwwwTrouble

    Love.  IN.

  • IN. She was one of my favorites of the night.

  • Kappyapp

    In. I thought she looked amazing

  • Vaniljekjeks


  • decormaven

    In. My preference would be for a necklace to balance out the weight of the skirt, but this is a beautiful gown. A pox on Pinterest- anything braided is starting to get a thumbs-down from me. That also includes anything in a Mason jar and bizarre tattoos.

  • Is this even a discussion? She was beautiful and perfect and NOT FUCKING RED OR PALE PINK WITH A FISH TAIL and she was rocking a difficult, even if exquisite, dress. This would be a total werq for me except for that DAMN BRAID.

  • Diego!

    I love the shape of it but the print is meh. She looks like Laura Ingalls going out in Little House on the Prairie.

  • In. Love the pattern match on the bodice but wish there was more flower on the bodice overall. Like the idea of the braid, but the execution is ragged.

  • lehen

    IN!!  She looks amazing. and she definitely didn’t blend in.  well done, lucy.  but i agree – the braid is an awful, ratty, rat-tail.  

  • GorgeousThings

    I could get behind it except for the panniers and hoops. 18th Century France is not a fashion era I’m in any hurry to revisit.

    • 3boysful

       Agreed.  I like it on the model, but Lucy appears to have some crinolines going on there.  Wonder if it was too long and that was the solution.  This fabric would also make a great sundress for a summer dinner date–I’m a sucker for that light blue background with the floral.

  • Natalie Marshall

    On almost anyone else, this would look ridiculous, but damned if Lucy doesn’t sell it. The fit is perfection and the blue just sings against her skin tone. I don’t especially hate the braid, but I’m not a huge fan of the over-the-shoulder fishtail braid trend in general.

  • Love it! So different, risky and gorgeous! 

  • call_me_schmeg

    love this, hate the braid. IN.

  • BayTampaBay

    IN!  She looks great but I would added some type of necklace.

  • Elaine Lang

    And the bodice appears to fit impeccably, which makes all the difference….

  • tardisten

    I think this is a stunning look, even with the wispy Katniss braid, and it is such a refreshing change from all the, “HI! I’m in a skintight monochromatic dress showin’ off the boobies!” looks that tend to show up on the red carpet. Absolute IN from me.

  • In.  I loved it: pockets, print, and drama on the red carpet are all good things, and here they were well executed and beautiful.  Well done.  I don’t hate her hair, but it doesn’t quite go with the dress & venue.  

  • shelley514

    In.  Lucy is radiant.

  • Scarlet39


    but there’s something about the hem that looks strange

  • Mia

    IN —-Beautiful, love it with her dark hair and love the braid, too.

  • siriuslover

    When I first saw it, I wanted to hate it, but I couldn’t help but love it. The only thing I didn’t like was the long braid. It seemed kind of sloppy.  Nevertheless, she’s an in.

  • IN – Marie Antoinette is exactly what I thought, and I love the Pinterest braid because it references those elaborate wigs without being literal. Plus, I LOVE the fact that you can just see a thread of grey in her hair to prove that she is in fact human. Sometimes I have had my doubts.

    • kimmeister

      Yes, I noticed the couple of grays and enjoyed her humanness too!  Totally in.

  • In she looks great. The dress is a little too long

  • Absolutely love this. How she didn’t get swallowed up by that huge print and skirt is testament to her beauty and the cut and colour of the gown.

  • E. D.

    IN.  Even with the braid – makes the whole thing a lot less formal.

  • Love it!

  • Michael_Jones

    In. (I hate the hair, but I really do love the dress, and I didn’t think anything about couches or curtains until people started saying mean things about it…)

  • f_yeah_marie

    In all the way…she looked amazing!

  • Super cute! IN

  • Vanja

    IN! It fits her like a glove and the proportions are perfect. Not my favourite print, but I’m not the one wearing it. She looks lovely, braid and all.

  • afabulous50

    IN – I loved this.  It was one of my favorite dresses and looked perfect on her.

  • Lynn Landry

    In. And example of why you shouldn’t dismiss anything out of hand!

  • MilaXX

    IN! I thought she looked absolutely gorgeous.

  • In – at least she picked a dress with some color!

  • greymain

    so IN !!!!

  • IN. It’s a gorgeous gown and it looks even better on her than it does on the model. I’m not even mad at the braid! Better than cocker spaniel hair, anyway.

  • I loved that dress the minute I saw it on the RC and I love it now.  I even love the braid.  IN.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    IN. I’m not a big fan of the braid but she looks stunning head to toe nonetheless. I also love that you can see that she has grays (which may be more of a credit to her Asianness than her age, since I’m 25 and have had a few for 10 years) and there was no last minute dye job to cover them up.

  • miagain

    I love this dress…. 

  • IN!!! The dress is gorgeous and so elegant! I love the silhouette and big ball skirt!

  • M

    I LOVE this.  It helps that she is a goddess, but really, she looks amazing.

  • Anastasia Beaverhausen

    I love this dress, and I love the print – but, I think the problem here is the length – if it was slightly shorter it would be perfect for me. But, anyway, I say IN.
    P.S. The reason why this dress doesn’t look like drapery, or like bath towel or tablecloth… is because it has shape and color. On the other hand, Elle Fanning’s Chanel dress (that she wore at the Critics’ Choice Awards) indeed looked like a bath towel because it was shapeless and white (with floral print).

  • loved it beautiful

  • lalahartma

    I love it, too!

  • sarahmichelef

    In. Princess done well. Don’t love the hair, though.

    (And I totally had the floral jean jacket in junior high. Also, at least according to Old Navy and my third-grader, floral denim is a thing again – as I just bought here these:

  • Natalie Bryan


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  • almondemy

    I also totally got the Marie Antoinette vibe from it. And that is fine by be. IN, yes, and totally upworthy.

  • ferngilly

    Beautiful.  Nothing wrong with conjuring up a pastoral Georgian watercolor.  

  • Miss_Led

    I saw it out of the corner of my eye and shouted “NO!” It is just not “Lucy Liu.” Too sweet and romantic for a lady with such a fierce edge. Not couches or curtains, but not her, either.

    • Dot

      Shouldn’t Ms. Liu get to choose what’s “her”? Like the rest of us, I’m sure she’s a little more complicated than “pick one: ‘sweet/romantic’ or ‘fierce/edgy.'”

      • Miss_Led

        I feel certain she thinks it suits her. I think it doesn’t suiit her, too princessy.

  • formerlyAnon

    In. Because it is a lovely gown and she looks great. 

    I had forgotten those jackets, but your reference led to my discovery that I literally cannot think of them without thinking of girls with that big hair with the enormous poufy bangs. A useless bit of self-knowledge.

    The pattern is too large for any furniture I recall, though it might work as drapes if one were furnishing a castle or stately home.

  • MoHub

    IN. Should be a WERQ.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    When I saw the Herrera collection here last year I thought, “I hope someone has the ovaries to wear one of these on the red carpet, because they’re so effing lovely!” Good for you, Miss Lucy! You look spectacular and oh, so feminine. Rock on with your gorgeous bad self! IN!!!!

  • IN – this is gorgeous.  I even think the braid works.  If her hair had been totally up, it would have made it all too princessy.  If it was down, it would have distracted from the gown.

    Plus, I think she’s a vampire – does this woman ever age?

  • PhillipWilde

    I like it.  And I like the braid.  IN.

  • AnnPopovic

    In with the dress, IN with the hair, and … pockets! I want a big pouffy dress with POCKETS. She looks like one of those display dolls you put on the shelf and your mother yells: DON’T TOUCH.

  • I think it looks fantastic on her and is a pretty fantastic dress in general (and neither a couch or curtain comes to mind)…but not right for this event. Costume Institute Gala? Hells yes. Golden Globes – land of slinky dresses? Not so much. So by default, Out.

  • Stubenville

    Sorry out. That dress is wearing her. 

  • SugarSnap108

    In.  She looks beautiful, and the dress seems very ‘her.’  But gods, that braid looks like I did it.  I assume it was intended to look ‘wispy,’ but to me it just looks sloppy.  A sleek braid would have been so much better.

  • Laylalola

    In. (The problem is floral prints can very easily look cheap.)

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

       Agreed, but a good floral print in a classic shape like this makes almost any woman look doll-like and pretty. You do want to put her on a shelf and dust her weekly, don’t you?

  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the dress. TOTALLY HATE her hair. It’s a IN!!!

  • DiverK

    I really liked it, though I think it would have been more flattering with a sweetheart neck line.

  • She looks gorgeous and the dress is gorgeous – it’s an In. 

  • SublimatedRage

    IN — she was my pic of the nite on the red carpet.  I’m glad to see that this floral dress is getting some press…….

  • Pennymac

    The more I look at it, the more I like it. Its really a non-traditional fabric made into a traditional silhouette. It does give a historical vibe–are their hoops or crinolines under there?

    And I like the braid.

  • barbarienne

    IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN ad infinitium.

    I loved this dress when y’all posted the collection, and I love it even more on Ms. Lucy, who is imo one of the most gorgeous, graceful women on earth.  This dress is perfect for her.

    I was thinking she might need a necklace, and then I decided that no, the dress is so fresh and light that a necklace would just weight it down. She looks like a goddess, where additional adornment is unnecessary.

  • KC

    I love the dress! And I love the braid because it keeps it looking fresh and not too serious. It really does make the dress appear a bit more youthful.

  • cindybeeintex

    In! Love it!

  • lilly goren

    Love it. 

  • Beardslee

    IN.  Great colors.

  • I loved the dress AND the braid.

  • In. She looks gorgeous. 

  • In. I love it. 

  • Katie Agnew

    I love her and I really like the dress and the idea of the print, but I don’t actually like the print. There is something off about the color combination (could be my monitor) and the fact that it looks less like a print and more like decals stuck all over it.

  • Violina23

    It didn’t make me think of curtains or sheets, it made me think of my husband’s grandmother’s tablecloth for her patio-furniture. The print isn’t my style, but it’s striking on her, and the fit is amazing. In!

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    IN by golly!  She looks exquisite!

  • kaycem

    so far IN she’s redefining what IN means… and kudos to her for doing something daring at an awards show!

  • It think its beautiful, as in “art beautiful”, and she looks stunning in it. Just to bring another cliche, there is also something slightly oriental to to, that needless to say, fits her perfectly. I love it. IN

  • jenawesome

    In.  Lucy Liu is pretty much always an in for me, but this dress is amazing.  Love it.  Love her.

  • In!

  • Zeeshan Ali

    IN IN IN

  • I like it. It reminds me of fine china in the best way. You WERQ that tall cup of tea, Ms. Liu. Looks like her stylist looked into the backdrop, saw the hedges, and immediately thought English Garden Party. Kudos to her.

  • kmk05

    Totally GORGE. I like the braid too! Also,the bust is fitted to perfection AND SHE HAS A FEW GRAY HAIR. So IN that I have no words. 

  • savicevic

    IN IN IN. Love the hair too!

  • Aly Light


  • Noelle Haland

    PERFECT. GORGEOUS. FIERCE.  Absolutely a stunner. IN!

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    In.  I wish the braid was a little neater, but she looks gorge.

  • Janet B

    Totally IN!

    Florals are allegedly coming back to interior decorating, but I don’t think this print is going to make it to upholstery fabric.

  • IN! Although at 1st I hated it,but it moved so beautifully on her and I thought she might be the only one (because she’s so fierce) who can truly pull it off.  With the braid, which I also liked on her last night to offset the  granny aspect.

  • therealkuri

    Total IN. I even love the braid.

  • I think it’s fabulous and looks amazing on her. Couch has more to do with fabic a lot of times.

  • Cautiously Pessimistic

    In.  I don’t even mind the hair, largely because it’s not competing with the dress.

  • IN! I love that dress and it really looks great on her. 

  • MarissaLG

    You know what? I like it. She looks beautiful in it, and I think it’s a beautiful gown that doesn’t take itself too seriously. 

  • leftcoastpickle

    IN, as soon as I saw her I thought, hot damn! pretty dress!

  • kalisa

    IN. Loved it and completely agree on your comments. So sick of the Sound of Music curtains references. Not even original. 

  • Karen Dickerson

    I totally gasped last night when I saw her. Completely lovely. IN.

  • kelsita421

    Love it so much. IN, no question.

  • momogus

    So 100% completely and totally IN.

  • OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT. She looks gorgeous, it’s true, but there are pretty florals and tacky florals, and this is straight-up tacky floral. Both my grandmothers really did embroider this and have it framed in their living rooms. And while I love the hair, it’s too casual for this dress and takes it straight to Heidi territory.

  • gloriana232

    SO in. And it really does feel French — the 21st-c Marie Antoinette is a perfect description. I don’t know how anyone can hate the braid … for a strapless dress, the braid really works as a compromise between an updo and leaving her hair down. She gets all the detail around her face with the crown braiding (totally fabulous), and still has some texture and a line to lead the eye downwards. 

  • I love everything about this look. In!

  • leave_Blake_alone

    IN. I’d even be ok with the braidy, except for all the flyaway pieces you see up close.

  • AlinaValero

    IN. the dress is phenomenal. I can take or leave the braid (mostly leave) but the dress is dramatic and unique and absolutely gorgeous.

  • Cathy S

    I love this. My son saw it over my shoulder when I first saw it on Twitter and said, “That lady is pretty.” And I agree. IN.

  • iwittmann

    IN! She is super pretty here and I don’t deslike the braid!

  • nannypoo

    I love everything about the dress and she is the right person for it. I agree about the braid. Those fishtail braids seem to be a thing now and I hope it ends soon.

  • In. No question.

  • IN, IN, IN. 

  • Anne At Large

    Not everybody could pull it off, but she is working it like it owes her money. One of the most memorable of the night, in a very good way. Part of me thinks that for that reason she should have saved it for the Oscars.  

  • Judy_J

    I loved this dress, and yes, I thought of Marie Antoinette and the Palace of Versailles when I saw it.  She looks amazing.

  • crash1212

    IN! IN! IN! To me, this was the absolute winner of the evening. I literally gasped when she came out on stage – didn’t see it on the red carpet –  absolutely stunning. I love everything she did styling-wise as well. Fabulous.

  • IN.  And damn, that woman has a beautiful back and beautiful skin.

  • jilly_d

    I love that gown on her, which is surprising because one would think she’d be too petite to make that giant floral skirt work.  Hate the braid, but still IN.

  • anotherkate

    She’s so, so IN. This was the best look of the night, in my opinion. And I like the braid for being a new twist (ha! pun intended?) on the “mermaid hair.” It’s still mermaid-y, so I see why TLo hates it, but what can I say, I’m into it this time.

  • notterriblybitter

    I love everything about this though I love the braid slightly less than everything else.

  • Jessica Goldstein

    IN. The minute I saw this, I knew it was going to be my favorite of the night. It’s beautiful, it’s memorable, and it suits Lucy Liu perfectly. I don’t even hate the braid.

  • ChaCha_70

    IN! Gotta give it up to Lucy…she looked stunning and unique.

  • It is because of this post that this is one of the only style blogs I read. Open your minds, bitches. Yes. 

  • LambeeBaby

    Stunning. She looks amazingly perfect. That is how to do a floral print. Makeup and hair are brilliant as well.

  • Terrible_Person

    IN! Then again, I like florals more than most. It’s a gorgeous dress (from a gorgeous collection) and she looks lovely. I even like the braid. Love this look!

  • filmcricket

    I have no problem with florals at all: just THIS one. Because yes, it does look very much like curtains my grandmother had, and while that pale blue is wonderful on her, I don’t think the other shades work well with it. 

  • kategs

    completely totally IN, including the hair!  It suits the romance of the gown.

  • IN! For God’s sake, she’s gorgeous in it! The braid is a frizzy mess. 

  • Amy9798

    In! This was my favorite dress of the night!

  • RedRaven617

    In. She looks spectacular. 

  • Kathy_Marlow

    IN!! She looked AMAZING, as usual.  I love the whole look, the braid keeps it interesting for me. 

  • Not exactly out, but I don’t like it.  The light blue is off putting, and the placement of the roses on the bodice is too far to the side, leaving an awkward amount of empty space.  And the silhouette, which references paniers of the 18th century is just ugh.  

  • Christy Cricow

    Enchanting. I even like the braid. Sorry.

  • A definite IN! She looked stunning last night.

  • Julie Fountain

    In! I think she looks beautiful and I like the dress, it’s different without going too far and it fits her perfectly. I’m lukewarm on the braid. 

  • MissMariRose


  • I love it! I The ring is really pretty, too. Hate the braid though.

  • IN!! It looks fabulous! 

  • I think it’s dreamy – IN!

  • Dot

    Like a breath of fresh air! Love it.

  • Lilithcat

    I think that dress is fabulous.  But that braid!  Crikey!  A tight, smooth braid might have worked, but this one looks as though she just rolled out of bed.

  • Call me Bee

    Loved this the second I saw it.  Not a floral clothing fan, but if you’re gonna do a floral–this is The Way!  Also love that Miss Lucy didn’t add anything extraneous, such as big gaudy jewelry.  IN!

  • suzq

    In, in, IN!  And I like the crinoline or whatever sort of infrastructure that filled out the skirt.  The runway model looks sloppy.  Lucy, however, looks regal. 

  • LOVELY!!  IN!

  • greyhoundgirl

    IN.  Love this–she carried it beautifully, the colors were perfect, she looked spectacular.

  • mhleta

    I am really glad you brought this up, because when I first saw it my mind was fighting with those two things, a) I had my mother make chintz curtains for me out of fabric very much like this in the 80s and b) I love this dress. If the floral didn’t have any breaks in it without so much background showing through it would have gone inescapably to upholstery territory, but because the flowers haven’t completely consumed the dress it’s really elegant. She looks exquisite and I like the messy braid a lot. It keeps the whole look solidly in modern territory. IN!

  • Kriky

    She looked so lovely! Even the braid worked for me. Such a pretty dress.

  • I think she was one of the best-dressed of the night. 

  • IsabeauLark

    This dress is fabulous.  What a great modern take on an 18th century gown.  Lucy Liu has the attitude to pull it off amazingly well.  I do agree though, the braid has got to go.  It’s already messy on the RC, so I can’t imagine how it looked by the end of the night.

  • hillmad

    Gorgeous and IN! And she is one of the few womenin the world who could wear that dress and not have it wear her! Fabulous!

  • pop_top

    In. I think the dress is lovely. It’s incredibly striking in the (I admit polished and photoshopped) editorial, but it looks good in real life too! I thought the braid was the perfect sort of style to go with it; it was simple enough to not compete with the dress.


  • Siege

    In! (Although she does vaguely remind me of my grandmother’s china pattern, it’s still a beautiful look.)

  • kattyatlaw

    In, in, in. A million times IN. She looks fantastic. I don’t think anyone other than Lucy Liu could pull this thing off, but she did. And marvelously.

  • pawtley


  • I absolutely love it- it was made for a brunette with her coloring, and she’s wearing the heck out of it. It’s really lovely, and I didn’t think bedspread once. IN

  • Hands down my favorite look of the night. I think she looks incredible. IN x100000000

  • up with pod people

    Lucy Liu flawless forever. UNH! Adore her.

  • PeggyOC

    In.  It’s darling yet majesterial.   She looks fabulous.

  • In! I kind of love this, even the braid. In fact, she may be my favorite, but I’m not sure. My only quibble is that in some pictures it looks too long or something.

  • Snailstsichr

    Absolutely in.

  • In. She’s gorgeous in that dress.  I even like the braid.

  • OUT.  I hated this.  Her hair and makeup were fierce, but this was too much dress for her.  It reminded me of motel room curtains in Florida.  *shudder*  Shame, because she’s GORGEOUS.

  • One of the most interesting and memorable dresses of the night.  IN!

  • I LOVE this. 

  • AnnaleighBelle

    Stunning.  It isn’t my type of dress but that was just beautiful.  LL is gorgeous anyway, and I did love the hair as well.  The entire effect is exquisite.

  • Love it!

  • EverybodysStarling

    I love her – and that dress. IN! 

  • B_C_J

    Perfection! Feminine and yet daring. Informed by the old yet refreshing and new. Carolina Herrera is a goddess and Ms. Liu certainly knows how to wear her dresses. 

  • IN!

  • I really like it. IN!! I may have liked it a bit more if the skirt was a little less full and a little shorter, but she’s a tiny woman. Her hair is PERFECT and I actually quite like the print. I just think a slightly narrower skirt would have made the repetition a little less jarring.

  • My favorite dress of the night. Love it!

  • Emille Davie Lawrence

    Out. Sorry Lulu, but this dress goes one step too far for me.  With the volume and the floral print, there’s just too much going on. Her hair and makeup are fantastic, though.

  • IN. how refreshing and unique in a room full of clones. I like the fullness as well- take a chance (this was in no way ‘daring’ but just a nice on the eyes change of pace). Thank you!!!

  • itsnotoveryet11

    I love it, it stands out and she is working the crap out of it, girl knows how to look fierce in anything, total IN

  • EditKitten

    I can’t believe this is an “in or out” post. Best of the night, IMO.

  • l_c_ann


    A side: there was no fuss when Redoute flower prints were used in printed fabric.  These should be taken at the same level: do they look good and is the fabric used well.  They do look good (surprisingly so with the light blue) and the placement on the bodice adds something to the bodice that a solid color could never do.

  • IN! She looks amazing. Love the dress, it’s different and bold. 

  • plzidgaf

    IN! She looks flawless!

  • primetimemom

    IN! My favorite look of the night.

  • AnaRoW

    I agree that florals don’t automatically equal upholstery.  However this pattern is ugly and dated looking.  I give it a moderate IN because the styling is mostly pretty which offsets the pattern somewhat.

  • April Zhang

    absolutely an IN, one of the night’s best-dressed.

  • IN. It was a wonderful breath amongst the tightly bundled women in sequins. (Not that I don’t love a good sequin…) I really wish the women in the fuller dresses wouldn’t pose with the skirt in both hands how ever (fifth picture down) Zooey Deschanel was doing it too. It immediately makes these amazing, super expensive gowns look like juvenile Princess dresses.

    ps: AGREED about the couch/wallpaper comments. Come on people, other things can be printed too! Plus, when was the last time you saw someone with a floral couch…

  • MRC210

    The dress is IN.  I like the arrangement of her hair around her face but the braid is a mess.  I wish she had at least let it hang down her back instead of over one shoulder

  • Alexina04

    IN, IN, a million times IN!! I love this dress and she looks beautiful in it. I don’t even mind the braid.

  • IN! It feels so refreshing to see something like this at an awards show.

  • m0r0

    Always loved these fabrics and never once thought of curtains. Beautiful and feminine. A dress need be nothing more.

  • DinahR

    IN.   Stand out and beautiful. 

  • Puck Thornton

    Gorgeous dress, love the flowers. I just don’t like the colour on her. But the dress itself is an IN.  

  • Kimmu

    IN IN IN I gasped when I saw the pic of her on my tumblr and immediately turned the tv on. 

  • reebism

    IN by a mile, even though my in-laws actually do own a couch with a similar pattern. 

  • i loved it. well, the dress, not the hair. 

  • lilibetp

    Adore this dress!  

  • gabbilevy

    IN! I think she looks gorgeous. (Although the braid is… bleh)


  • jmorino08

    IN for the dress but that braid is a mess!

  • I loved it. More florals, stars!

  • semirose

    IN so much. I gasped and squealed a bit when I saw her (plus I adore my floral trench so haters can step)

  • I hated the fabric up close but the look in total is stunning. Can not abide the braid.

  • YayaGurl

    In.  I actually dig the braid. 

  • IN!  i think she looked fresh, lovely and so feminine.  i didn’t hate the braid as much.  it’s a pretty, but difficult, dress that takes a certain attitude to pull off and she did it.

  • Nicole Ellis Semple


  • SlackerQueen3


  • Eva_baby

    In.  Reluctantly.  Pretty dress but she doesn’t exactly make me go WOW! in it.

  • VioletFem

    IN. Absolutely gorgeous from head to (invisible) toe. 

  • chelwi

    Beautiful. And I love the braid. IN. 

  • Nazzzy

    J’adore, braid and all.

  • SneakyKitty

    In, in, so very in.  My favorite look of the evening.  Love her.

  •  My first reaction was to gasp “What was she thinking” but it was almost immediately followed by “I love it!”  Hate the braid, though.  A gown like that deserves better.

  • MzzPants

    IN, In, SUPER IN.

  • So IN. 


    IN.  Among my top looks for the night.  Simple and dramatic at the same time. 

  • Triple IN, I love it. Maybe not with the braid (though I like it), but the dress is amazing.

  • I love it–and I think that mentioning the BK’ occasional “grandma’s bedspread” comment is reductive, implying that we aren’t capable of liking some florals, but not others. Florals can be lovely, and florals can sometimes look like tacky K-Mart curtains, too. Not all florals are created equal; shouldn’t Josh’s recent garment on PR be proof enough of that?

    Some florals work, and some don’t. Like all fashion, it’s subjective. I’d like to think the BKs are smart enough to not dismiss all florals just because they think some are tacky or overwrought. This is beautiful to me; other florals aren’t. I think that’s ok.

  • duchessofjersey

    I loved everything about this. Easily the best look of the night.

  • In. I thought it was beautiful when I first saw it, and I think it is beautiful now!

  • In. She told Ryan she was trying not to look all metallic and hard-edged this time. Down on the braid, but it doesn’t ruin the dress and bling. She looks great. I love how “Elementary” is letting her explore a softer, more nurturing side than we usually see in her work, too.

  • RebeccaKW

    In.  I loved this.  I think it’s a WERQ.  No crazy jewelry to distract from that print.  This may be my fave look of the night.

  • Coco Cornejo

    I love, love, love her pose in the 5th shot (where she’s holding the skirt out as if to say “My dress has more yardage that everything else your gonna see on this red carpet. So there!”) IN — with a side of Marie Antoinette!

  • zelavie

    Absolutely in!  The braid isn’t good, but the dress is phenomenal, and she is killing it.

  • bookish

    IN! I think this was my favorite dress of the night, just because I love a pretty floral and the colors are gorgeous. But yes, I don’t care for the braid.

  • rissa42210

    In!  She looks amazing, and I don’t mind the braid.

  • Very IN. In fact, I have this dress pinned on Pinterest as a Pre-Fall 2013 favorite. I love that it’s striking and different. Completely agree with T+L’s comments. I, however, am ok with the hair.

  • Prudentia


  • Kate4queen

    In 🙂

  • The only thing I don’t like is the way the hem is turned under in the front. It makes her look short. But still an IN.

  • KuriousKat

    Totally in. She and Olivia Washington (Denzel’s daughter) really stood out.

  • IN!

  • kschwarting

    She looks gorgeous, full stop.  One of my favorite dresses last night, and she really brought the glamour.  Her face looks fresh and pretty, and I appreciate the simplicity of the braid. 

  • I love her braid, I love the color of the dress but I can’t seem to love the floral. Still, I vote her an IN. I was expecting T&Lo to tear her down for the florals.

  • xmixiex

    It’s a pretty dress, but way too big for the GGs.  Maybe for Oscars, ok.  and I like the braid.

  • chelsea47

    IN. SO IN. And the braid makes it. If she’d worn her hair down, it would have been too much volume on volume. An updo would have been too literal. A ponytail would have been fine, but I thought the braid was the perfect, cheeky touch.

  • raininmai

    Very striking! It’s and IN, braid and all. I remember gasping when I first saw it.

  • regal, elegant, and flawless. those pasty faced wenches need to take notes on how to wear florals

  • In! She looks gorgeous and happy.

  • LOVE the dress, LOVE her makeup, HATE the braid. But she looks fabulous anyway so she’s IN.

  • warnerave

    not just an IN…WERQ!!

  • She looks gorgeous! In!

  • AlexisPayne

    I love this look head to toe, IN!

  • nerdykitten

    LOVE IT!!!! IN!!!!

  • Emily Rose

    IN: I absolutely adore it. I wasn’t sure at first, because it was so much dress, but she made a great statement and was the stand-out of the night. I’d say she’s best dressed. And I actually really like the braid! She’s one of those people who there is no answer as to whether or not she looks better with her hair pulled back our down.

  • unbornfawn

    OK, how about the print looks like old fashion droopy bouquets? Even so, I like it. IN.

  • Joyce VG

    Stunning! IN!

  • IN

  • OMG she is SO IN!! This was one of my faves. I do like the braid though guys, sorry. It adds a little Lucy Lui to the feminity of the dress. And to all your kittens who say couch and curtains, when the hell was the last time you saw that print on a sofa anyway? Like 1973?? Get over it people… not everyone needs to wear boring solids

  • Imasewsure

    I love this too especially on someone so naturally beautiful and with such simple styling…IN!!

  • In, though I like the slightly less poofy runway version slightly better.

  • alyce1213

    IN.  I love a beautiful floral textile when used properly for big gowns.
    The braid is okay FOR HER. Not everyone can do it.

  • guest2visits

    Loved the dress, but not so much the braid for this look. (she could have wound the braid into a low chignon; lots of styles would
    have worked better).

  • Love it. One of my favorite looks of the evening. Surprised to see it as an In or Out post ’cause it’s so IN.


  • IN! And I am so not a fan of hers. Yes, the hairstyle doesn’t accentuate the dress in the best possible way, but those colors are gorgeous on her and the style of the dress perfectly enhances the print.

  • mskgb

    In. Why did this even need to be submitted for a vote?

  • nicole seligman

    IN. this was my favorite look of the night, by far. people will remember the look and they will remember lucy.

  • JMansm

    Oh I am obsessed with that dress and I absolutely love the braid. I just wish she was in a better television show. 

  • overtheholedamnthing

    Love it! One of the best of the night. I just wish she didn’t pose holding the skirt like she’s about to curtsey. That looks awkward and silly.

  • IN! If you can’t look like you’re starring in Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola style) at a Hollywood awards show, when can you? It’s an utterly stunning gown and looks amazing on her.

  • Wellworn

    In, one of my favorite looks of the night.  And I love the hair too. 

  • Mazenderan

    In!  She looks lovely

  • Kayla Moreland


  • mznormann

    IN! Damn skippy, T Lo. She looks gorgeous and besides, I haven’t seen a floral couch or curtain in years!

  • ChelseaNH

    IN.  If that fabric should make me think of couches or curtains, they would be very tasteful and expensive couches or curtains in some very tasteful and expensive chateau.

  • IN-IN-IN!  WHen she came onstage, I said out loud, “She looks like a freakin’ princess!”.  Gorgeous and I wasn’t too offended by the braid (at least it wasn’t a severe pull-back).

  • Thank you! I thought this was a beautiful dress and a welcome relief from the monotony of the Ace Bandage.

  • My mother said “curtains” but I LOVE this. I was going to reference Marie Antoinette but you bitches beat me to it. Love the shape, love the pale blue color, and yes, love the flowers. I’ll take this over Amy Adams’ bandaid-colored Marchesa any day.
    I am as of yet undecided as to whether I HATE the braid, but I definitely don’t think it’s the right style for such an elegant gown.

  • i LOVED it.  even WITH the braid.

  • Zippypie

    OUT.  And I do like florals.  But in this case, the dress is wearing her.  The floral is way too large for her proportions.  She is a tiny woman and she looks like she will be consumed by vines by the end of the evening.  Also, I just don’t care for the green in the print contrasted with that powder blue.  It’s an ugly green.  And the Heidi-Alps braid is all kinds of wrong.  She also could have used a bracelet.  This is no disaster compared with some of the things out there last night, but I just don’t care for it next to some of the other WERQ looks Lucy Lui has put together in the past year.

  • UglyTalents

    I think you guys got it right. The dress is gorgeous. And my daughter wouldn’t go to second grade in that braid. 

    • UglyTalents

       That’s an IN.

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips


  • peachy

    IN – i love it. and i love your commentary. finally, someone with stones enough to say ‘enough with the damn floral critiques’. it made me post for the first time here. long time reader, first time commenter.

  • OUT. I’m sure this will get voted an IN, but I just don’t like it. It overwhelms her; the print is just too big. And the hair is really bad for Lucy. I think you notice the dress before you notice the woman, and it should be the other way around. 

  • Love it.  IN!

  • Miranda Neville

    IN IN IN

  • TAGinMO

    Wait…this dress is an IN or OUT?? My world makes only minimal sense here. For me, it’s an unquestionable WERQ.

    I didn’t watch the red-carpet show, but I gasped when she took the stage. And I felt so sorry for her presenting partner, Debra Messing, who I thought looked pretty but didn’t stand a chance in the face of all this gorgeousness.

  • IN!  Romantic and lovely.

  • In in in! Very few women could have pulled that off, but she killed it.

  • IN!! Love it even the braid!

  • In! It was my favorite dress of the night. I love the drama of it. 

  • Peeve

    I loved it, too. I was surprised to see how many people didn’t. I thought she looked beautiful and feminine, and I even liked the braid because it lends itself to the romanticism of the gown. I love Lucy’s choices–she changes it up constantly, and unlike many  other stars, always keeps me guessing.

  • YolandaHawkins

    IN – I loved it.  Very regal, unique, not another yawn-inducing “Ballet Pink” nude mermaid dress (I’m talking to you Amy Adams!).  And I love Carolina Herrera’s designs.  Well done Miss Lucy.  Now lose the Katniss Everdeen-braid.

  • IN. This was my favorite gown of the evening. First, it’s simply gorgeous. Also, I feel like it referenced a lot fashion history from (as you pointed out) Marie Antoinette to Alexander McQueen’s 2007 flower dresses–while still being fresh and new. I didn’t love the braid, but didn’t hat it. My bigger quibble is the lack of jewelry–it was a real chance for a statement piece.

  • EEKstl

    IN – gorgeous!  Hate the braid.  Wish she’d done a full up-do, or, better yet, left her hair down – it would have been striking as you would want to keep jewelry simple with that print anyway.

  • trisker

    Completely IN. Beautiful and memorable. Hate the braid too.

  • In! I loved it.

  • LOVE IT. 

  • bailey debruynkops

    absolute IN. & lovely braid

  • Le_Sigh

    IN.  (It looks like Laura Ashley wallpaper to me).  Normally I would not like this, and I’m usually really blah-to-mixed about her, but somehow this works nicely.  I like how it stands out on the red carpet.

  • julnyes

    I disagree T Lo – the hair is great!
    The whole look worked for me and she is definitely an IN.

  • IN
    IN IN IN
    She is fierce as SHIT

  • jennsilentcrow


  • marilyn

    In.  I am on the fence with this one.  It has the start of a grand ball gown, but the plainness of it, other than the print makes it fall short.  This dress is a vehicle to showcase the printed fabric.  As it stands, it is fine.  But the dress has the start of a grand ball gown, then does not quite get there. 

    She did not use jewelry to compete with that very bold dress. Her makeup is great. I like her hair, even though it is too casual for this dress. But it works in the sense that it is unexpected.

    Thank you for not mentioning the P word (pockets).  People have had pockets in their clothing for centuries.  People have had them in dresses for centuries.  Put them in a dress today, and everyone gushes.  I don’t get it.

  • In, because that pale blue looks so lovely on her.

  • IN. love the braid as well.

  • libraangel

    Don’t know! Love the dress, hate the colors – I guess an IN

  • RoxieRider

    In. She looks showstopping and lovely.

  • StillGary

    Favorite dress of the night — that should count as two votes.

  • PoppyRoyale

    I have been loving her red carpet entries as of late. That silver gladiator cyberman getup was spot-on as well.

  • Rand Ortega

    Absolutely love this gown. It’s the color of the LA sky right after it rains. & when TLo featured the collection, I wondered who would wear it & do it justice during awards season. Glad it was Ms. Liu. 

  • SVLynn

    Bold choice. Perfection.

  • KatieKissinger

    IN! Gorgeous print, and I actually really love the hair.  Maybe I’m in the minority but I think it compliments the overall look.  Her makeup is also flawless, bitch does not age!

  • tereliz

    IN! The only thing I hate is the fishtail. It always looks so messy. But the dress is a winner!

  • A very tentative IN. The dress is gorgeous on her, but the braid nearly kills the whole look.

  • poggi

    In.  When I think couch or curtains, it is usually because it’s a dated looked floral.  This seems pretty and fresh.  I like it and I like it on her.

  • Absolute IN.

  • demidaemon

    IN. She shows why she is a PhD level clothes wearer! Awesome!

  • It was stunning. Though it needed two inches off the bottom. Why do people never wear clothes that fit?

  • IN, I love it and the hair, too. (I actually have a floral sofa, but it looks nothing like this)

  • Cheri Lee


  • ThaliaMenninger

    Absolutely gorgeous. I wouldn’t change one thing. IN IN IN.

  • Head to toe – I loved it. IN. 

  • iiiiinnnnnnnnnnnn

  • Sara__B

    IN. It’s big, bold, and beautiful. My only quibble? The proportions are a bit off, making her torso look very long and her legs look very short.

  • AngelaGreen

    IN, she looks divine.

  • julesze

    She looks gorgeous. A breath of fresh air compared to the other safe dresses there. It makes her stand out, look youthful, and completely stunning

  • OUT. I don’t hate all florals, all the time, so your plea not to hate on this floral falls on deaf ears. Besides, I’m pretty sure this floral hated me first. Love the silhouette though. It’s time for more than sheathe dresses or hookerwear. 

  • In! She looks great, and that dress is pretty and daring. She looked amazing on camera while presenting. She’s a definite IN!

  • Huge IN, best look of the night imo

  • aimeeparrott68

    I thought this was THE dress of the night.  I loved it.  I’m actually shocked this isn’t a WERQ.  IN, IN, IN.

  • meebs

    I want to like it. 

  • Lily-Rygh

    I released my first ever official Gay Gasp when I saw her last night!  I think she looks absolutely stunning.  Make up is fresh and lovely, minimal accessories wisely chosen, and I don’t even mind the hair.  Absolutely, 100%, deeply, fiercely IN!

  • GORGEOUS not sure about the fluffed up fish tail, but whatever

  • rtuko

    I love it. Not many women can pull it off, but Lucy Liu’s proven time and again that she can work pretty much any dress.

  • karena10

    In.  Lovely and feminine.  And pockets!

  • RocknRollmom

    IN.  I literally gasped when I saw her.  Brava to her!

  • Allison Woods


  • in

  • Elizabeth Wiggs Maas

    I think she was best dressed of the night. As soon as I saw her I took a picture of the TV screen and posted it on Facebook; that’s how stunning I found her. Biggest IN of my life!

  • kitu4

    Its more the type of floral that rings couch. Usually big florals like these look curtainy or couchy but here is a prime example of it executed well. She looks like very fine china 🙂 

  • StrandedFashionista

    I think she looks lovely and fresh. Lucy never fails to bring it.

  • Annie Chen

    IN IN IN. And I love her Braid.

  • Buffy

    Gorgeous!  I literally gasped when I saw her photo.  

  • CurbGirl

    IN—wish my couch or curtains looked that good!

  • j_anson

    Is there any question that this is an IN? It’s a WERQ.

  • In, I thought she was striking.

  • OUT. There is a time and a place for big, fabulous, Marie Antoinette-style couture and the Globes ain’t it. Actually, I’m having a hard time figuring out what that time and place would be. 

  • Elleachaudaucul

    In! Marie Antoinette realness!

  • AmeliaEve

    IN – the dress is beautiful and romantic and it fits her well. The hairstyle keeps it from being all it could be. Her school-girl braid creates an aura of dress-up play, but without enough irony to make it worthwhile. (Just imagine what GaGa would do with this.) If she’d gone for an up-do and larger earrings, this would have the full regal impact it deserves.

  • IN! 

  • altalinda

    In, including the braid.

  • Sabrina Stern

    this was a WERQ for me, I love the dress, love the braid, and love the way you can tell she loves the dress. IN IN IN

  • Lucy Liu can do no wrong in my eyes. Woman is flawless.

  • Not just IN, but possibly my favorite of the night. (Though I agree the braid is terrible.)

  • Sing4yursupper

    It’s got everything going against it, but in the end, the gown is gorgeous.

  • aristida_girl

    Not my personal taste, but IN, she looks pretty and happy, which always works for me.. I love the girl playing dress-up vibe…

  • I love it! IN

  • maggiemaybe

    Flawless. She is a goddess!

  • THe braid was my favorite part!

  • LeBarron

    IN!  I saw her name on a Worst Dressed list, and my mind actually boggled.  I think it’s a gorgeous dress, and she looks fabulous in it. 

  • BuckeyeLou

    IN! I think its Fabulous, and because it was so different from most other gowns last night, it really stood out as Dramatic.  It is fitted nicely.
    I like the braid, she did not need overly fussy hair with such a big dress. Overall, it was a Dramatic & Lovely look.

  • This is perfection. Adore it.

  • This is fantastic! I love the exaggerated proportions of the skirt and pattern, and the simplicity of the bodice.

    Totally and utterly IN.

  • In!  I love it and her hair is perfect. Gorgeous all over!!

  • Gorgeous blue!  In!

  • Louise Bryan

    I think she looks gorgeous from hair to toe.  The dress is gorgeous, too.

  • littlemac8

    IN – she looks good in the photos. I’d like to see her in real life.  She’s so tiny I can’t help but think she’d look ridiculous in person in that much skirt.

  • slightlybitterkitten

    In!  French country is what came to my mind.  So, yes, Marietta herself. 

  • Trisha26

    In – stunning!

  • CeeQ

    I’m loving this! IN!
    Would love more if she went the whole hog and donned a massive wig. Complete with fruit hanging off it =)

  • Kristy Whaley


  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I keep coming back to look at this because I really can’t decide. I guess I will give her an “in” because she does look fabulous, but I am torn about the floral pattern on the dress. I love a good floral but to my eye this particular floral is not so pretty. I don’t like the way the flowers are clumped together and the printing technique doesn’t look rich enough.

  • baxterbaby

    I gasped. IN.

  • Verascity

    Not just IN… this is a WERQ to me. Flawless from head to toe, messy braid and all.

    • Kristi Mitchell

       Completely agree – totally took my breathe away.  My best dressed of the night – LOVE IT!

  • I love it; the cut, the print, the color and Lucy’s fierceness pulling it off!  In, in ALL CAPS!

  • Sue_Asponte

    She looks so pretty and regal. And that’s a really beautiful print. IN.

  • msftmargarita

    In- I think she looks fantastic. 


  • IN. Modern day Marie Antoinette. I love her braid, you bitches are silly to deride it.

  • Qdahling

    IN. I do love the Marie Antoinette-ness of it all and her hair looks fab. I don’t want to see it as a trend, but it’s working here. 

  • On Lucy, I love it. IN.

  • IN IN IN.  She looks like a fabulous baroque cupcake.  Hate the Katniss hair, though.

  • enchanted216

    LOVED IT!  IN!!

  • pookiesmom

    IN. This is almost a WERQ for me.

  • GORGEOUS! IN! Besides, I have a floral-printed couch. That sucker is totally covered in a slipcover. Haven’t considered a black-sequin slipcover, but now I think I will.

  • Toto Maya

     I thought it was pretty, and refreshing in a sea of black sparkly dresses.

  • MissAmynae

    Best-dressed of the night. Hands down.

  • Michelle Wesley

    Love it!  So unique.

  • IN. She’s a risk taker and we love her for it. In a sea of old-bra colored dresses, she’s a breath of fresh air. Don’t change, Lucy! 

    (P.S. Bonus snaps for the fit of the bodice. You go, girl.) 

  • PinkLemon


  • glennethph

    I like it. IN.

  • adnama79


    I wouldn’t have gone with the braid, but I’ll support in as it makes me think of little-girl-daydreaming-of-princess-dress.  Which, yeah. 

  • Anniebet

    I want this gown to have my babies. I want to have breakfast on the Seine with it. I want to climb Mt. Everest with it. That’s how much I love it.  The shape of the bodice is perfect, the placing of the floral design over her left breast is perfect. The skirt blows me away.  I even love her braid. 

    In. In. In. In. In. In. In.

  • ccm800

    IN as hell…but I find the repeat of the floral really irritating. 

  • ballerinawithagun

    Gorgeous! I love the way they placed the floral pattern asymmetrically on the bodice. My only quibble would be to cut the bodice just a little higher in the armpit area.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    IN, full-on Rococo fabulous. My exact, inarticulate, exclamation when I saw her photo pop up on your Twitter feed was “Oh wow, that is so cool!”. The print is just irregular enough to escape appearing like fabric for interior decoration. The color, the shape, the happy face: she looks gorgeous. Full stop. 

  • LaSylphide

    There just aren’t enough ball gowns in the world, are there? Gorgeous. In, in, in, in, in.

  • akprincess72

    LOVE!!!   This is a lovely, flattering, classic dress!   I want it…

  • quiltrx

    IN.  I think it’s a gorgeous gown, and she carries it beautifully.

    But that braid…oy.  I actually really like the upper portion of her hair, if there had just been a chignon or twist at the back.  But the braid takes the look a little childish, and it looks pretty mangled.

  • allj

    IN IN IN IN IN IN IN! I actually love the braid. Yeah, it’s a little too sweet, but she looks radiant.

  • CatherineRhodes

    IN. I love florals in all their incarnations (sorry). Just gorgeous.

  • phrenk

    She looks divine.  IN.

  • elemspbee

    IN. This is working. For a dress that can easily swallow someone as itty bitty as Lucy Liu, Lucy Liu is WEARING this dress. And that braid totally works with the dress. I think it actually completes the look. 
    bitch is fierce!

  • Andrea Arthur

    I can’t get pass the braid. It just looks to messy. But hey… I’ve seen worse of stars.  

  • Judih1

    OUT. Curtains, Couch, Bedsheet – an updated version, but one nevertheless. HATE the braid with this dress. Points for being daring and different, but still an OUT

  • understateddiva

    A big IN from me, favorite dress of the night, just for being both pretty and pretty out there!

  • Noshmek


  • This is a big IN for me: I love the color palette and the size of the print is exactly right for the dress.  

  • Beautiful. In.

  • ms_kat

    She looks pretty and her skin, as ever, is flawless.  Does the dress have pockets?

    Also, I cannot explain how striking I find both the color and the floral. Go Lucy!

  • Clean, simple and lovely. IN!

  • Frank Lithium

    IN, are you kidding me? Look at her, she looks sensational!

  • DesertDweller79

    In.  I loved it!  Now that I see it on the model, however, I wish it hadn’t been quite so poofy on Ms. Liu.

  • IN. So very, very in. Plus I guess it helps that I wore my hair  like that to work today–not because I’d seen it on her last night (I wasn’t even home; totally forgot about it), but because it’s been a fun go-to style for lazy days.

  • kismet026

    I just turned on the TV and Inside Edition popped on immediately. They were declaring the best and worst dressed of the Golden Globes and they called Lucy Liu as the worst dressed. And of course their reasoning was because it looked like “grandma’s drapes”. Because that’s clearly a well thought-out, totally not catty evaluation of the look…

    Tom and Lorenzo, I am so glad I have you guys.


  • butterflysunita

    IN.  Gorgeous.  Way better than the model.  Not everyone can carry off a floral, but Lucy Liu can.  And I like her braid, too.  

  • dorothea_brooke

    In.  Preach it Tlo!  That print is absolutely divine.  She looks beautiful.  

  • This is absolutely STUNNING. I gasped out loud when I first saw it and then just stared for five minutes. Definitely a WERQ in my opinion!!!

  • Damien W

    IN. Fierce. Beautiful. Yeah the braid is kinda weak, but at least it doesn’t steal focus from the dress. Has Lucy ever worn an up do? This would have been the dress for it. 

  • Truly_Outrageous

    Im someone who LOVES florals. And I dont really think about couches when I see them but I have to admit I like the idea of looking like im wearing wallpaper (I have a few floral shirts. AND I LOVE THEM). So when I saw her in this dress I had no choice but to love it. And the Marie Antoinette reference was perfect T Lo. Of course my anwser is IN.

    p.s. I dont like braid either

  • Samantha Irene

    I love it! I want it – would get married in it! I love her hair, and makeup,  I think both go great with the dress. IN IN IN IN IN 

  • The dress is in. So is the hair. It reminds me of bread. Bread is good.

  • KatrinaAtienza


  • Gener1c

    Is it too late to say IN?  I say IN – except for that icky braid.  Good call gents!

  • Haley Buchanan

    IN.  In fact, one of my favorite moments of the night was when she came out to present with Debra Messing, and, as they stood shoulder to shoulder at the podium, Miss Lucy oh-so-carefully positioned her giant floral skirt in front of Debra’s not-so-giant, colorless skirt.  Lucy knew she was an IN and I always like that – when the wearer knows they look dramatic as hell and aren’t afraid to work it!

  • In

  • Out. Love the hair and make up, but the dress looks better in the context of a runway than it does in reality. And yes, I just called the red carpet “reality”. 

  • IN! I also got the Antoinette vibe from it. I also think the fishtail braid looked good with this dress. If she’d worn it up, her hair would have made her look costume-y

  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this dress. It’s absolutely gorgeous. IN all the way. (Though I hate her hair,too.)

  • mmc2315

    I don’t like this particular floral print at. all.  Ugly!  And for the record, I’m not a floral or print hater, for realz.

  • Margaret Covert


  • Athenrein

    I love the braid but I wish she weren’t wearing it over her shoulder. And the dress is absolutely gorgeous.

  • Huge IN and while I didn’t love the braid, I don’t think I would have noticed if you hadn’t pointed it out. I appreciate that it didn’t distract from that FABULOUS dress!

  • Kim

    IN, Lucy Liu always dresses wonderfully and compared to other stars, she doesn’t go the bland route.

  • Absolutely gorgeous and absolutely IN!

  • ZnSD


  • Jarethee

    Breathtaking beautiful. I think it was the best look that night. Somebody give this woman a job! In!

  • Lovely. A vision. I embrace the braid.

  • berkeleygirl

    LOVED-LOVED-LOVED!!!  Only thing I couldn’t get on board with was the braid… Otherwise, I with you on Marie Antoinette – first thing I thought.  Imagine if Zooey Deschanel had worn this with same red shoes that matched her dress…  Would have been a best-ever…

  • Pterodactyl111

    IN! I love every part of this. Yes, even the braid.

  • Don Hackett

    INININININ.   absolutely exquisite!  twelve out of ten!

    posted by sleah in norcal (disqus, please help me fix this problem)

  • pdquick

    The color is really breathtaking on her. It moves beatifully. I did the gay gasp. IN.

  • fursa_saida

    I absolutely loved this dress for her, especially because it’s such a departure from her usual style and yet she seems so comfortable and happy in it. I agree 100% on the braid, especially since as a regular viewer of Elementary I know for sure she does not have that much hair and the obvious fakeness irks me. I think the way the hair was structured INTO the braid is gorgeous, and I sort of wish that it ended in a bun or something instead. Then compensate for the blank shoulders with some big ol’ earrings.

  • AthenaJ

    I LOVE and want it for my wedding gown!! Too bad it probably costs more than my car 🙁

  • veronkimo

    I ABSOLUTELY love it!!!! I love that the bust/top is perfectly fitted to her! It’s just such a flawless look! I know I’m wayyy late on this, but this is beautiful! IN!!!!

  • IN!  Love it for its negative space as well as the floral space! Drop Dead Gorgeous.