IN or OUT: Nicole Kidman in Erdem

Posted on January 30, 2013

One charge it’s tough to hang around Nicole’s neck is half-assedness in her style. Regardless of what you may think of the results, the fact is, she never fails to put the effort in. We never see her in an outfit that feels thrown together.

But this sure as hell does:

Nicole Kidman attends the 2nd Annual AACTA Awards in Sydney, Australia in an Erdem a strapless embroidered dress in crepe accessorized with Brian Atwood ‘Evie’ shoes.

Erdem Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Andie Arthur

We are having nothing but negative reactions. It’s a very pretty dress, but that color does absolutely nothing good for her and the shape of the skirt isn’t particularly flattering to her. Worse, her hair and face look greasy and her shoes look Payless. Oh, Nicole. Has something terrible happened in your life?

Wait. You guys do agree with us on this, right? She looks … not good here, right? We’re not just being moody?

 

Vote Now!

 

IN! You’re being moody. She looks pretty.

 

OUT! Sallow and sweaty is SO not fabulous.

 

Both Naya Rivera’s bodice-ripper and Jessica Lange’s wrinkly sheer panels were voted OUT.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

    • fringebenefit

      In. I don’t know what you mean, TLo. Really. But the hair is very bad, I’ll give you that.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      IN! I love this dress and the earrings. The only quibble I have is with the shoes. I think she should have gone with silver sandals or something.  

    • andrea36608

      It’s the shoes. She could do the hair and dress together, as kind of a beachy, late afternoon party kind of thing, but the shoes are what drag it down.

    • Kyle Crawford

      omg….. just how hard was it raining, and was there no ladies room?

    • Richard Harper

      I really like the dress, and I don’t think the color is bad on her.   I think the shoes are okay, but definitely not with this dress.  Her hair is abominable.  Truly.  I doubt I’ve ever hated a hairstyle more.

      • alyce1213

        It doesn’t even deserve to be called a hairstyle. It’s like my hair when I wake up.  Agree on the dress, it’s nice.

      • Kristin McNamara

        I agree about the color. It’s kind of cool, just for being different, but it is right on the cusp of *too* neon. Anyway, I don’t think it’s a bad dress, and all I could think of when I first saw it was this yellow embroidered strapless dress Jennifer Aniston wore in a Friends episode like, over 10 years ago (http://tinyurl.com/aqs9ygh , http://tinyurl.com/a4sqbn5) which I LOVED, so by proxy, I think I like this one too. In!

    • Patricia Gillett

      OUT. That’s two RC appearances in a row with post-gym hair for her. WTH?

    • moxie_lady

      Out. I feel like this is a “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress” post – I think it would look great on someone with different coloring. It also seems to sit low on her chest, and those shoes are fug. Love the earrings.

      • carolynmo

        Completely agree. It’s someone else’s dress.

      • AthenaJ

        I wholeheartedly agree… this dress is a bit too youthful for her.

      • Spreecord

         The dress is giving her sad bosoms, and her face is giving me nightmares. OUT.

      • Tigerfly

        Exactly. Out!

    • http://pleasewelcomeyourjudges.com/ Brian @ PWYJudges

      Love the dress, but the hair is throwing everything off. Fix the hair and throw on a bangle and she’d be good to go. As is, though, she is sadly OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/k8twolf Katie Wolf

      OUT! Hate the color on her, hate the earrings, HATE-HATE-HATE the shoes.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      In – with an OUT for the hair.

    • lizajane1776

      The dress, I like. The shoes are ripping on the runway shoes, so they are ok, if a bit meh.
      The hair? The botoxed forehead? They ruin it and make me vote OUT!

    • MilaXX

      OUT! I like the dress, but the greasy, dirty looking hair and awful shoes ruin the look.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Out. I really dislike that color on her.

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      In. Love the dress, though the hair and shiny face are not her best look. But still, I love the dress and think it looks nice on her.

    • understateddiva

      In – she looks relaxed, and that’s not usually her thing.  That’s one hell of a crazy color to try to pull off, I think it’s working though.  More coffee, uncles.

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

        Agreed.  I have no positive or negative reactions to this look.  She’s relaxed and having fun, making it an in for me.

    • miagain

      I do not agree… she looks fabulous!  IN IN IN
      It’s the height of summer in Sydney, and she looks cool and fresh!

    • http://twitter.com/iJenmac Jennifer McClory

      This is the same event that Cate Blanchett wore that kick-ass Armani Prive, right?  The two of them don’t even belong on the same red carpet.  Out.
      (Although, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that I absolutely adore this dress.)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=621974740 Carolyn Wilson

        Though to be fair I think Cate was overdressed for the occasion. The AACTAs are very relaxed. I think Armani wanted her to wear that dress and this is the only awards show she’s doing this year.
        Nicole’s dress is very apt for the night and the weather. She was also racing off to catch her husband’s concert afterwards.

        • http://twitter.com/iJenmac Jennifer McClory

           That makes me like it a lot more.  Cate was so fierce in that gown though.  Argh, I’m so torn!  Haha!

    • Judy_J

      OUT.  Those shoes she’s wearing are an abomination.  The dress itself is pretty.  Nicole needs to send this dress to Fan Bing Bing.  She’d rock the hell out of it.

    • lexilexi

      This is the same event that Cate attended… and what a difference in dress styles… Nicole’s does seem more summery,  but BOTH have BAD HAIR… maybe it was hot and very very humid in Australia that day.

    • BayTampaBay

      IN!  I like everything but the shoes and the hair.

      • Adriana_Paula

        Agreed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Harris/1358701372 Linda Harris

      I totally agree with you, it’s awful

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

      Full-bore OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/poptartsjen Pop Tarts Jen

      Blerg. She looks bad. Very OUT!

    • FrayedMachine

      Out if only because that color is kind of harsh on her. Like… kind of makes her look sick harsh. It’d be an In if the color were just all together different.

    • twocee

      Out.  Love the dress, but not necessarily on her.  And everything else is just not good.  Maybe she has the flu?

      • kimmeister

        Out for the same reasons you mentioned.

    • amf0001

      her hair looks fried and this dress seems to emphasize her arm pits.  Out for me.

      • Introspective

        i want nicole to fix her hair stat. the red would be just the pickmeup for her face. as it stands this washed out brownish blond looks mousy, if not flat out dirty at points. there’s no shine to it. I know she can do better.

        • makeityourself

          I’m not so sure she really can do anything about her hair.  I think it’s so overprocessed from years of abuse that it is literally breaking off of her head.  In fact, I don’t think we ever even see her anymore without at least temporary weaves and extensions.  Google some pics of her arriving in Sydney with her daughters yesterday if you want a look at the real hair that is still left.  It’s pretty amazing when you consider the clouds of red curls she wore when she first appeared on the scene 20 or so years ago.

    • Kathy_Marlow

      I don’t like this color on her, I think if the colors were reversed it would have been better.  The hair is awful and the shoes should be burned. OUT

    • lehen

      OUT.  Ugly dress, droopy hair.  Horrible shoes.  

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      In. You have the winter blues. I recommend a hot tub and martinis, stat!

    • Tatiana Luján

      In. I don’t like the shoes, but they don’t clash with the dress in a totally awful way. The hair isn’t good, but I read she was going bald and that she has had a lot of problems with her hair, so I don’t want to criticize that.
      The dress is lovely an it does do something for her, it makes her look alive and sunny. I like it.

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

      OUT. The color is the worst offender. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1248212910 Jessie Melcher Brown

      TLo please use your great powers and make her go back to her originall curly red hair instead of that fried straight blond ‘do and lay off the botox.

    • Alessia M

      This is a definite OUT for me. it looks pretty half-assed, and that color is NOT good for her super pale skin. Send this thing over to Kerry Washington or Zoe Saldana. It needs olive complection, not peaches and cream.

      It looks like she did her hair and makeup for an entirely different dress, then changed her mind 30 seconds before walking out the door.

    • Janet B

      Jet lag?
      The styling isn’t very good plus that yellow isn’t doing her any favors. 
      OUT

    • Kayceed

      The makeup and hair are really bad. I remember the chartreuse Galliano she wore in 1997 – she was quite fair and was still red-headed. It was magnificent – her debut as a fashionista – but it was a different tone, more green, than this. I think mucking about with the hair color has not helped her. That said, I like the dress and shoes, but they seem a bit low-key, perhaps resort?, for the event.

    • MsBusy

      Out. Wrong color, hair and shoes. The dress is pretty but not on her. 

    • http://twitter.com/bacchanalia7 Jenn Wales

      In.  I’d say she looks pretty good for having just flown 20 + hours from LA to Australia.  

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AOBSJV6HLYYU7YOR34YW5KOMSE Jane

      In, but with reservations.  The color is wrong, and the shoes are icky, but not horrible.  

    • Joey Melliza

      she doesn’t look that bad.    — but the shoes are showing us some sad secretary with dominatrix dreams realness

    • zelavie

      Out.  No effort.

    • tereliz

      Sallow and sweaty, indeed. OUT. It looks like a fancy bathtowel that comes with a matching turban. Which, honestly, might have been an improvement over that hair. Sorry, Nicole. I love you, but whoever said this dress worked on you doesn’t. 

      • luciaphile

         This neckline is doing her no favors. The color is off on her and I’m not sure what is going on with her hair and makeup. Out.

    • Merneith

      OUT. It looks like she just worked out and didn’t bother showering. Or maybe if you’re a movie star, this is what you wear on your way to the showers. Or wait – maybe she’s following Roxxxxy’s example and this is her “taking off my makeup” dress. Very pretty dress, but you’re right, not her dress.

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

      Ooooo, I don’t know guys. I love the dress on her. The shoes are wrong but I’m not offended by the hair. I think it was an attempt at pretty casual that fell short. I love the earrings too! IN for me, but just barely.

    • clatie

      Dear Nicole,

      I know we don’t know each other, but I’m a woman around your age who has come to realize something I would like to share with you.  There are certain things I can’t wear anymore.  I know, I know.  It’s a bitter pill to swallow.  Some days it almost makes me cry.  But chin up!  You are a gorgeous woman!  Play up the slinky vixen angle and you’ll never fail to turn every head in the room.  Don’t try and be the ingenue – be the vamp!  It’s more fun anyway, because now you get to be smart!

      Love,

      Clatie

    • selianth

      I think it’s her shoulders. Something about how the droopy arc of her shoulders when her arms are at her side echoes/matches the arc of the bustline exactly. It looks better when she’s posing with her hands on her hips.  Plus the shoes are awful so OUT.

      • kimmeister

        Nailed it with the shoulder comment.

    • Annabelle Archer

      IN. She looks relaxed and happy, which is not always the case with her.  

      Now, given that la Blanchette is at the same event rocking the fuck out of full length bright red sequence, she might be under dressed, but she is still lovely in total. 

    • BrooklynBomber

      Oh. Well, that’s a bit of a mistake. I don’t agree about the shoes, though the color is tres blah, but mostly it’s the dress. I’m starting to wonder if there’s only a very tiny subset of the population that can really wear Erdem.  About the hair, I think this is a “No time to wash & style, so pull out the flat iron and a rubber band” look. I sympathize. But still, OUT.

    • Anne At Large

      I think the dress and earrings could have carried it if the hair/makeup and shoes didn’t drag it down. So OUT, but barely.

    • TSkot

      What are you talking about?  She looks great.  IN!

    • afabulous50

      Out – Payless Shoes and awful, dreadful hair…but – she does certainly have the bod for that dress!

    • mmc2315

      OUT.  She’s letting the dress do all the work, and the dress is not working.

    • claudemtl777

      It’s summer in Australia…maybe she’s hot…

    • kaycem

      OUT.  i don’t know, there’s something about that bust line that isn’t flattering on very many women, and it makes this look like a yank-it-up-all-night kind of dress.  and i agree with all your points, too, obviously — this is bad.

    • Jangle57

      Like the dress; maybe yellow isn’t the best color for her but I’ve seen worse.  Hate her hair; looks like she went through a wind storm.  Shoe are meh.  But bad hair is not enough of a reason to throw her under the bus so IN

    • StillGary

      In, but just barely, the dress should have been saved for summer or for an event Down  Under.

      • kimmeister

        ??  She IS down under, and it’s summer there right now.

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

      At least she looks like herself in these photos. Her face and hair are great in my opinion. And the dress is pretty. You’re being moody. IN.

    • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

      100% OUT. Talk about washed out, puffy in the visage and sort of invisible. I did so much squinting to take this look in, I need an aul’ dose of Nicole’s magic elixir around my peepers.

    • Violina23

      I like the dress and color on her, but the hair KILLS it for sloppiness.  Borderline OUT.

    • pookiesmom

      Huh. I don’t love this, but she looks more relaxed than I’ve seen her in a long time. She actually doesn’t look like a robot here, which is a nice change of pace. IN. 

    • kategs

      I, too, think she’s IN.  It’s the hair…it needs to be much sleeker and yes her face needs to be powdered down but then that’s always the case. 

    • AuntJentie

      Out.  Like the dress, but just not on her. It’s the wrong color for her. Plus it sits too low on her chest, I feel like I want to yank it up!  But the first thing I saw was the awful hair.  OUT.

    • poggi

      She has worn other yellows to great effect but this one doesn’t work for her.  I agree.  For Kidman this isn’t so much a swing and miss, but just standing there while the ball sails by.   Out.

    • Eva_baby

      OUT.  Pretty dress, but the color is ALL WRONG for her. 

    • uprightcitizen

      Her hair looks kind of stringy these days (especially when you consider what she had in the hair department 20-plus years ago … like in “Dead Calm”), but I’m inclined to give her a pass on the whole look. We know she was in LA on Sunday and Monday … it’s now Wednesday morning, and we’re looking at pictures of her in Australia from Tuesday. That’s three events in three days, the last two being 17 hours of flying apart from one another. I don’t care how cushy your flights are, at some point, you’re going to look greasy/disheveled/tired/disoriented/slightly less than perfect. She probably doesn’t even know what day it is.

      • RedRaven617

        I think upright has made a good case to abstain from voting. 

    • DaringMiss

      Out.

      And after the SAG Awards, I am convinced that there is a shortage of blotting papers on the West Coast.  Everyone was looking *oily*.

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

      OUT. Perhaps the worst she’s ever looked. 

    • procrastinatrice

      IN. She looks younger and fresher than I have seen her in a long time. I dunno what it is but she looks ten years younger than she looked at the SAG awards. The color of the dress is not great, but I am loving how lovely her face looks, framed by those fabulous earrings.

    • nannypoo

      The dress is beautiful, but not right at all for her. The shoes and makeup are bad, too. But really it’s the hair, which is stringy, thinning and completely lacking in style, where she should be directing her considerable beautification efforts. She has apparently undergone every procedure possible on her face. Does she not see the hair?

    • Snailstsichr

      Tepid “in” because I hated the shoes in the runway version and she didn’t wear them. What she chose is dull, but not as irritating (to me) as the other pair. I think the color might have been better if she had done something with her hair. And by done, I mean I’m joining the Bitter Kitten Chorus and asking her to go back to the red.

    • RebeccaKW

      Out.  I don’t think shade is very flattering to her.  I really hate the shoes and the hair.  And, really, I think the dress is odd.

    • In_Stitches

       It’s a good shape for her, although it needs to be hiked up.  That’s about it. 

      That yellow is the worst on her, just flat out terrible.  The hair has been teased just enough to give her a square head situation which is most certainly not flattering.  It’s a big ol’ OUT.

    • kelsita421

      Despite issues here and there, the overall effect, to me, is IN. She actually looks alive and not like severe, wax-Nicole.

    • mjude

      i dont care…..IN

    • SugarSnap108

      A kind of reluctant OUT, because I do like the dress.  But I never like that color against pale skin, and I can’t imagine what she was thinking with the shoes and hair.  I don’t think her face looks “greasy,” per se … But that makeup is just harsh.

    • yulaffin

      The boob area looks funny to me and I don’t like the slit skirt.  Agree about the hair too.  Very disappointed in you, Nicole.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      It’s IN from me. I love the dress, though the hair sucks, and she could use some powder on her face. If you’re going to deploy the nude shoe, this is the way to do it. 

    • jw_ny

      IN

      sure she looks like she’s melting from the neck up, but I like the dress on her and think it’s a great summery look…the shoes compliment it.  

    • CheriCPat

      Out.  The dress is pretty (although would look better if the underskirt slits were hidden at the back), but this must have been her stylist and hairdresser’s day off.  And that matters!  Fix the hair and makeup, change the shoes, accessorize, I would have a different vote.  As it is, it’s an out.

    • notterriblybitter

      It seems like someone realized that the color of the dress washed her out and tried to compensate with the bright blush and lipstick. That didn’t work so they just gave up and never did her hair.

    • Le_Sigh

      Erp.  OUT.  Kidman never tosses up the details – this is sloppy in comparison to how she normally is – those shoes and hair make the rest of it look cheap.  

    • Call me Bee

      No–really a pretty design, but the colors are awful on Her Paleness and the fit is way off. Shoes are wrong (the T-straps on the model were perfect…) and what is up with her hair? 
      Just get outta the pool and threw on this dress for the event, Nikki?  OUT

    • MissFern

      I like it!  I think it softens her face.

    • formerlyAnon

      Out. But for me it’s 90% the hair – I like the dress fine and think the earrings go with it well. The other 10% is the shoes which are a missed opportunity but wouldn’t have pushed this to an out if her hair weren’t looking so ratty.

      I mean, it’s not even the *wrong* hair style. This is what your hair looks like when your acting job is the super frazzled house wife scrubbing madly in the “before” part of a commercial for a cleaning product. It just looks ratty. If we could see what’s holding the ponytail in back I’m morally certain it’s the rubber band off of this morning’s paper.

    • marilyn

      Out.  Particiularly the hair and makeup.  (Hair straggly and not styled.  Makeup way too intense.)  The dress is okay, if not forgettable.  (She is in Australia, where it is summer.)

    • Sara__B

      OUT. Enough said.

    • j_anson

      OUT. I think the shape is fine, but redheads and strawberry blondes just can’t with lemon yellow, sorry. And the hair is terrible.

    • B_C_J

      It’s a good look if you just came in from the beach, took a shower and are heading to dinner. Otherwise, this is a fail. 

    • elemspbee

      OUT. No effort here. Just zipped up the dress on her way out of yoga class and threw in some shoes that fit her. I’m sure someone in the yoga studio is desperately looking for those in the lobby.

    • jan lee

      Not good. Out. She has looked much much better than this.

    • mhleta

      Beautiful dress. Wrong for her coloring. And the hair…isn’t her hair naturally curly? Why doesn’t she go back to that? It’s so much softer for her face. When she wears it straight it looks so tortured, like it’s been ironed and starched to within an inch of existence.

    • ccm800

      Out!!!!!!!! Good lord woman! Late for work after a tough night??? 

    • GorgeousThings

      There’s something about the symmetry of pattern on that dress that bothers me. And yes, the color is wrong for her. I disagree about the length and the shoes. I kind of like them. But overall I say OUT.

    • Little_Olive

      I am not a fan, but I’ll give her this: it also looks half-assed in the model. Actually ass-less. 

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

      IN but barely. I love the dress thus the IN. However, the hair, the face, the shoes, the accessories, are all lacking. So wait, does pretty dress minus good styling equal IN? I’m confusing myself.

    • stubbornthoughts

      I agree that the coloring of the dress is wrong. If it was in that yellow/mustard color that Amanda Seyfried wore at the PGA’s, then I think this dress totally would’ve worked for Nicole.

      But the shoes are what really cheapen this look for me. I don’t so much mind her hair and makeup. Earrings look lovely.

    • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

      In? It’s not the best I’ve seen her look, and she does look a little more…relaxed than she usually does (maybe because she’s home?) but I still think she looks nice.

    • Kate4queen

      Out, she looks as if she overslept and just got out of the shower.

    • altalinda

      In.  She looks so much fresher in this color than the black we last saw her in.  Granted, the hair’s a little too sloppy.

    • UglyTalents

      OUT! She looks awful. You’re right, hideous color for her and her hair looks so stringy and dirty. Blech.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      Love the dress.  Hate the hair.  Shoes are wrong.  Two out of three = OUT.

    • Zippypie

      She looks like she just rolled out of bed, threw on a tablecloth and ran out the door.  This dress in a different color would be lovely.  This yellow…no, no!

    • ConnieBV

      Girl, this is what God invented ponytails for. Still, I like the dress. I love a redhead in that greenish yellow. IN. 

    • OrigamiRose

      I’m a minority IN I guess :)  I kind of like her wearing something different and out of the tight/sheer/notice her skinniness wheelhouse, though I think it would have been a better success in a different color.  The shoes are definitely “meh” and the hair… When will she go back to curls again?  Overall, the things I didn’t like didn’t outweigh my general response of IN.

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

      Totally in agreement! It’s an “are you ill?” dress for her. 

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

      The color is doing nothing for her, she’s too tall for the dress as it is, and what is THAT in her face? OUT

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

      OUT.  not her dress.

    • FlamingJune1967

      It’s IN for me if I cover her face.  The unnatural hair and plastic face kill any look she wears lately.

    • lalahartma

      In! 

    • Lola67

      In

    • Airkisses

      So much for her return to loving fashion. OUT. 

    • CeeQ

      The shoes and the hair have let her down, otherwise I liked that dress on her. 
      OUT.

    • Stubenville

      Out for the lifeless hair and tired shoes alone. And the dress looks like it’s made of fancy embroidered bath towels

    • xmixiex

      easter dress.  pretty, but in a few months.

    • stagmania

      IN. I love the dress enough to overcome the rest.

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

      I really like the dress, I just wish it was a different color. Out.

    • JuliaInBlack

      Oh no, uh-uh. The dress is lovely but the fit is off and giving her some kind of weird, not-quite side boob look – more like pit boob.  I hate to vote against her here because she looks so relaxed and happy for a change, but them’s the breaks. OUT

    • Warrior89

      The neckline (bust line?) droop makes her chest look all caved in.  The hair is eww.  The face is frozen, but the neck cords are popping out.  I dunno, Nicole.  This ain’t yer best look.

    • l_c_ann

      It’s the approaching the middle of summer in New South Wales, and the dress is a good choice for a hot evening.  The picture of her with her head cocked to her left and a happy grin makes this an IN.

    • unbornfawn

      Yes, I agree with you. The hair is a mess. We need to see the earrings. The color washes her out badly. The shoes are sad. Did she borrow this dress from Jennifer Aniston?  OUT.

    • kschwarting

      The dress is really cute, but the overall look is awful for the reasons you mentioned.  That makeup is particularly bad.

    • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

      Out. That color is so horrible on her, I can’t see anything else.

    • E. D.

      In, although her hair is not good.  Bring back the curls and a darker color.  

    • Jill Morino

      IN!! The hair’s not the best but I think she looks great otherwise! Who peed in your Cheerios this morning boys?

    • Cathy S

      I think it’s the color. It just doesn’t seem right for her. It pops on the model and looks bad on Nicole.

    • MzzPants

      I think she looks like shit and has for the past several public appearances.  That color is not helping her, at least in the presence of flash photography.  And while some of her clothing has been lovely, the hair and makeup and whatever else has been done to her face looks tortured and severe.

      Nicole, darling, if you ever read this: we’re the same age and I have loved you from the moment I first saw you on screen.  You’re still tall and elegant and more beautiful than I’ll ever be.  Please let your hair curl like it wants to and stop distorting your lovely face.  It’s not going to end well.

      That would be an OUT.

    • kolokOlchik

      agreed, it’s an OUT

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      In for the dress.  Out for the hair and makeup.

    • alaskahyoung

      Just… not right. Out.

    • Pennymac

      IN, based on picture #5 alone. And based on the hope that it’s closer to the lemony color on the runway and not the pea-green that it’s looking on the RC. Needs better hair. And shoes. And earrings. Shit. I just talked myself out of my decision.
      OUT. But it is a pretty dress.

    • ojosazules

      For Nicole an Out. 

    • Cameron Turner

      This looks very similar to the yellow dress that Rachel Green wore on Friends when Monica was the decision maker of Rachel’s life…..
      http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/thing?id=53750598 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1320543246 Eleonora Rossi

      OUT. I really like the dress, but it doesn’t suit her! and add those shoes and that hairstyle…out, out, out!

    • Imasewsure

      Cute dress but not on her and not with that (lack of) styling…. think this one should be packed off to Viola Davis or another dark skinned beauty… sallow indeed on Nicole!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

      It’s not a good color on her but otherwise, it’s not THAT bad.

    • Imasewsure

      oh yes… and OUT

    • http://twitter.com/mcterzakis Marianna

      I think she looks nice, although those shoes are kind of atrocious. 

    • hellkell

      Bad hair, shitty shoes, and a face that can’t replicate human movement? OUT.

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

      Hair, makeup and shoes are definitely effort and style-free, but I like this dress a lot more than many, many things I’ve seen her attempt.  Lower case in.

    • LaSylphide

      Love the dress, just not on her. Out.

    • Synnamin

      Considering it’s almost literally hotter than Hell in Australia at the moment, I’m giving it an IN. Not a great color for her and her hair looks flat, but I don’t find it offensive enough to give it an out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      Nothing here looks modern. And I think “very pretty dress” is awfully kind.
      Sorry, this just does nothing for me. OUT.

    • Vickiefantastico

      Ignoring the shoes, which are heinous, I actually think she looks quite pretty. So, it’s an IN for me.

    • Carly Warnock

      This is bad. Out. However, she has been making great style choices recently. Let’s just hope this is some horrible one-off and it ends here.

    • EEKstl

      OUT.  She does look not good here.  Right.

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

      Out! Awards season is wearing on a gal!

    • decormaven

      Still trying to wrap my head around the thought process that led to the selection of those hiddy shoes. Out!

    • Trisha26

      Out. I do like the dress though.

    • Jessica Rowe

      IN!  you are being moody

    • gabbilevy

      OUT. Not sure why, but nothing about this is working for me.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Out.

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

      As much as I dislike how she usually looks, I think she looks great here, in spite of the hair.  A reluctant IN.
       

    • conniemd

      In for the dress and earrings. Really pretty dress, with interesting design of underdress revealed by slits at the side. The hair, and face makeover and shoes are horrific.

    • Sally Brownson

      In, but I think her makeup is actually what’s fighting the dress. The yellow in the dress really makes the orange in her blush stand out and it looks a little strange. But otherwise, I think she looks good.

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

      Out. I love that dress, but it’s not flattering her, color-wise; I think the color of the dress is part of what’s making her hair look so greasy because it’s bringing out almost a green color in her hair. Send it to a Fanning, Ms. Kidman. 

    • up with pod people

      I think the colour story is just weak, honestly. I’d still give it a simple in.

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

      Wrong color for her and I see she’s continuing to sport the the awful SAG hair.

    • subwaycars

       OUT. Everything about this look is tragic.

    • libraangel

      You are being a tad moody – I don’t think it is THAT bad on Nicole, T&L, but i will forgive you because I hate this dress period. It looks like something my Aunt Hilda would wear to an anniversary. On Nicole it’s o.k. I guess, but you are right – wrong color for her. so OUT
      Don’t mind the shoes, although the color beige is a bit jarring with the yellow. (As a matter of fact, I hate the runway shoes worse: those Mary Jane straps, that gold underneath! Oh My!)

    • oohsparkley!

      In. Not her best effort, still an in.

    • prettybigkitty

      IN.  She looks comfortable and pretty

    • butter nut

      i was okay with it till i got to the shoes.  i think that’s where it all falls apart.  overall, still, she gets an IN, for being appropriately & sufficiently stylish.  but it’s a reluctant vote, cause she can do so much better than this.

    • http://twitter.com/Eovaai Eovaai

      OUT. I agree it does nothing for her and it looks sloppy.

    • demidaemon

      OUT. I’m sorry, but everyone who says this is in is half-blind or half-asleep. It is just not flattering on her, and it looks like a Wal-Mart dress w/ Payless shoes. Go home and try again, Nicole.

    • guest2visits

      I’m ok with it all except the shoes; they needed to make more af a statement.
      (I mean; I never liked the strapeless bandeau top dresses that much – but it looks like they’re never go’n away; so.)

    • olsonam

      Her makeup looks like what mine did in high school ten years ago, even similar colors.  Technically correct application but the end result isn’t flattering.

    • Louise Bryan

      She’s looked better, but apart from the hair and the ugly shoes….hmm, okay the styling is out, but the dress looks very nice even if it isn’t the best color for her.  I would give her a 0.667 in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bethany-Fairbrother/100000276174879 Bethany Fairbrother

      It could have been saved with accessories.  There is no necklace, no bracelet and no clutch.  The Shoes are very similar to the ones worn on the Red Carpet.  She tends to wash herself out with the blond hair and the blah color dresses.  She looks so much better with red hair and color.

    • LittleKarnak

      Out. I don’t even care about the dress…Leave Your Face Alone!!!!!

    • AmeliaEve

      OUT. That dress reminds me of the fancy hand towels in a hotel on the Amalfi Coast. Fussy yet undertailored. And the side slits are utterly unflattering. Somehow that profile shot makes her sidethigh look as hideous as  a sideboob.

      The shoes are a  yawn, and her hair looks pathetic. Her chipmunk cheks suggest she has been visiting the same hack plastic surgeoun a LiLo, and her forehead looks like she is desperately trying to scowl but unable to make it happen.

      Sad.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Someone has probably already mentioned this but her makeup probably melted in the heat. 

    • Pterodactyl111

      ouuuuut

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

      In. …ish.

      The hair is kinda *feh*, but the dress is super-chic.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I like everything but the shoes. IN.

    • neofashionista

      IN
      Gorgeous Dress!

    • throwaneyeonthis

      I’m cutting her a lot of slack because she traveled to Australia sometime in the 24 hours before this event.  Still giving her a resounding OUT.  Color is wrong for her body skin tone (which is very different than her face skin tone), her breasts hang too low and the make-up looks off.  

    • bluefish

      She looks gorgeous and the dress is divine.  Think you may indeed be being moody!  In.

    • Damien W

      She could have rocked that dress, even in that color. But it falls apart in the styling. That dress screams for a big necklace and/or some bracelets. The bare neck makes it look like she’s wrapped in a towel.

      And why go to the trouble of wearing big dangly earrings if you’re only going to cover them with greasy strands of hair? And they’re GHETTO GOLD? Really? Sigh.

      At least SJP woulda had the balls to wear white shoes with that.

    • http://twitter.com/DuBey2 Marie Fessler

      Out. On all accounts.

    • akprincess72

      LOVE the dress, just not on her.  This isn’t her best look…

    • DeTrop

      Am I NOT seeing a mesh top on this dress?  If so, what’s with the skin coloration?  Is that the light or the camera?  I am decidedly confused.  In any event, not a fan of this look.

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

      IN – I like it.  While the hair looks like an afterthought, I like it.  Something prissier would have been too much.  

    • amaranth16

      Her boobs are frowning.  Seriously, what is going on with that bodice?

    • DessertWratt

      Haven’t read all the comments. Did anyone else say grandma’s damask tablecloth?

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

      IN, even if its not exactly spectacular. the dress is lovely on her (although it would look even better with reddish hair) and the earrings are perfect. the shoes and hair are sad.

    • http://twitter.com/Alisonext Alison Sohmer

      She’s always had a problem with color.

    • TRSTL

      I like the look a lot, very cute dress.  The hair looks a tad limp and sweaty but it has been unseasonably warm this summer in AUS. So’ I’ll cut her a little slack, especially considering she must have gotten on a plane immediately after her Kimmel appearance, Producers Awards and flown directly there for this red carpet.  Even with a team and big bucks, that’s a lot of travel in a short time.

    • SophieCollier

      Bless her, I understand about desperately wanting to get some Spring color back into her wardrobe.  I think the dress is fine for her, but those shoes are blah, and she needs to fix her hair a bit.  The long strands are competing with the earrings.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      OUT. That color really looks terrible on  her and she looks unfinished.

    • http://twitter.com/watchinginkdry Krysta

      The top fits her very well, although it’s not a great color for her.  The makeup’s not great, and the hair is terrible (but definitely in that post-yoga terrible that keeps showing up on the RC).

      OMG PLEASE SEND THIS DRESS TO VIOLA DAVIS SHE WOULD KILL IN IT.

    • EliseC

      IN!!

    • CatherineRhodes

      OUT. Ruined by the bad hair. Should be down and curly. Also, maybe a necklace. It all just looks so plain, like she’s going to a summer barbecque not an awards show.

    • CarolinLA

      Everything from the neck down is OK but the neck up – puhleez – I’ve seen wet dogs look better.

    • annrr

      Out, she looks terrible head to toe.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UCLO5V2YD36T7QMPKOC7YXPOFU Erica

      IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SZX2C3LG37W7ABOQTGF6DC6VFM

      is it just me or does it make her look blue around her chest?

    • http://twitter.com/monapily monapily

      Soooooo mooooody. She looks fab. Love the makeup!!

    • gg80302

      Did they run out of spray tan when they got to her shoulders and neck?
       

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WKSM57KFWUGRMKPDUW4SPL3GDM Kathryn

      I LOVE IT!  Fantastic dress. It couldn’t look bad on anyone.

    • carolie_king

      OUT for the orange cheeks and the raggy hair.

    • http://twitter.com/mannahattamamma MannahattaMamma

      I am so distracted by the fact that her hands are one age & her face is another age that I can’t really see the dress. Or the hair. She would’ve aged so beautifully b/c she’s got such great bone structure & now she’s all trussed & puffed. Makes me sad. 

    • librarygrrl64

      OUT.

    • Noelle Haland

      Yikes. No, you are definitely correct and this is definitely OUT.