IN or OUT: Scarlett Johansson in Dolce&Gabbana

Posted on January 18, 2013

The “opening night of my star turn on Broadway” outfit is a particular subset among many in the public appearance wardrobe of a star. The trick is to not appear too glamorous, yet not show up looking so slovenly you’re giving the impression you don’t give a shit. The best manages a sort of Hollywood version of the New York City intellectual look. As such, this is not a bad try by Miss Scarlett at all.


Scarlett Johansson attends the ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’ Broadway opening night after party in New York City in Dolce&Gabbana. Earrings by Irene Neuwirth.

It’s got a bit of a beatnik vibe to it, but it looks well put together and it flatters her. She could do worse. We’re not super-crazy about the earrings (although incongruous jewelry was kind of a beatnik hallmark, so kudos to her stylist for knowing her fashion history) , but we really love the top. We just wish she’d stop trying to make that Rosie the Riveter hair work for her. It’s not your ‘do, dear.

What do y’all think?


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IN! Classic, low-key chic with a touch of Audrey to it.


OUT! Too frumpy and not really the best style for her.


The Minions with Opinions were fairly united in their support of Ashley Madekwe’s warrior gown, voting it IN.


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    • f_yeah_marie

      In!  I also don’t like the earrings, but it’s hard to vote out on that awesome top.

    • Sobaika

      IN! I really like this, and she is usually sort of a miss fashion-wise.

      • Violina23

        She’s even wearing pants that are more-or-less the right size!  Not perfect, but IN.  

        • EveEve

          Shall we say IN from the hips up?  But straighten out those buttons girl!

      •ía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

        I agree, this is such progress that I’m even on board with the earrings (I’m a sucker for statement earrings, I must confess)

    • A. W.

      Out. That top looks like something a woman in a superhero movie wears during the training montage in China.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      In.  To me, this is a borderline WERQ.  Bitch looks fabulous and she knows it. 

    • MarissaLG

      IN. I think she looks sexy and fresh but a Very Serious Actress. 

    • Liana Brooks

      Meh, not the most stunning outfit but it fits the venue and the vibe. IN

    • Ashleigh Boutelle

      LOVE this. She is amazing. Wish I could see her in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”…even the earrings

    • Deb_Lynn

      I think it is a flawless deployment of ladypants.

      • Carla Axtman

        Yes. Totally IN.  I would like the hair if it didn’t seem so disheveled.

      • Sarah Clever

        Including the gathering at the crotch?

        • Deb_Lynn

          I’m just not seeing that as a flaw. But I have curves like Scarlett, so all my pants do that (like I can compare myself to Scarlett, but here I am.) It looks normal; it just looks like dress pants on a frame to me.

    • RoxieRider

      In. I was trying to highlight the elements I liked, but in the end I find I love everything about the look except the hair. A Grace Kelly bob would’ve capped this really nicely.

    • Anplica Fiore

      I think this is a v nice look.  Not earth-shattering, but IN!

    • Janet B


    • Sara Hottman

      She looks fabulous, especially considering her recent fashion catastrophes. A thousand times IN.

    • Beardslee


    • MzzPants


    • altalinda

      In.  I assume she’s playing Maggie?  That could be an inspired choice.

    • Rand Ortega

      Love it. She looks polished, comfortable AND sexy. No easy feat & while rockin’ the ladypants– extra points!

    • Bethany Roullett

      IN!  She’s looking really great here.

    • AlexisPayne


    • Alyssa Stanfield

      In, but I’m not a fan of her posing. Still, much less frumpy than she’s been dressing recently, and I would kill for those earrings!

    • Airkisses

      IN. I actually love the earrings. The shape is kind of weird, but they’re a good pop of color. 

    • Jessica O’Connell

      IN. I actually do like the earrings though I agree on the hair – it’s just not working.

    • Judy_S

      IN! I agree about the hair and hate the smooching-the-air pose, but the outfit is great.

    • foodycatAlicia

      Nice. I think the earrings would be better with a less aggressively red lip. Does she have that silhouette without a girdle? Amazing.

      • Suzanne Heist

        Yes. I like the rest, but that lip color is TOO MUCH.

    • Elleachaudaucul

      In, but if she needs to pee that badly, she should just excuse herself from the photocall.

    • Barbora

      This is IN for sure, agree with hair.

    • mjude

      IN.  i adore her.

    • stagmania

      IN. I love everything about it.

    • RebeccaKW

      Going with In.  I love this look on her (love that top).  I actually don’t mind the hair here.  I kind of wish for a different shoe, though.  

    • alyce1213

      In, slightly, with reservations.  I like the earrings, but I don’t get them with this outfit.  
      I don’t love the way these slacks work on her body, but I like the idea of slacks.  
      Her poses are either 1) too wide, or 2) I have to pee. Neither is good with ladypants.
      Lipstick is terrible.

    • Judy_J

      IN.  I love everything about this, except the hair.  But when the outfit looks as good as this one, that is a minor quibble.

    • belfebe

      IN!  I love the earrings, but I am not thrilled by her hair.  But she looks great.  So IN!

    • Susan Baldwin

      IN.  She looks happy, at ease, confident, and well-styled.  “A touch of Audrey” indeed, plus the modern edge for Today’s Hollywood Star.  

    • MilaXX

      IN the only thing I dislike is the hair. She should have worn it down. If she really wanted theater cool. A Laurie Petrie headband might have worked.

      • Snailstsichr

         In the 4th picture down, I’m getting Anthony Ryan flashbacks from her hair. But still an IN.

    • Heather Fox

      In! I love the earrings! And the hair!

    • teensmom99

      IN. Wouldn’t call it Audrey (can;t think of any one less like ScarJo) but I love the top.

    • Ashley Ellen Wilson


    • Elizabeth Schlesinger

      IN! Especially because she was onstage all night, not spending hours getting a blowout.  Props to a ladystar for looking polished and chic after a long night at work.

      • foodycatAlicia

         So the poor woman had to take off all her stage makeup and re-do her face for posing? Definitely IN for the effort!

    • FrayedMachine

      In, but man is that top insanely flattering on her waist. It almost makes it looks like she trained it that way.

    • Kim Elmore

      No one is going to say anything about her flawless skin? Makeup is also perfection.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      IN.  I absolutely love everything below the hairline.

    • Henry Maler

      In without a doubt. She looks stunning.

    • StellaZafella

      I like the look, the proportions between the top and the Capri/leggings could be tricky but this works.
      I do, however think the head back, tough chick pose looks a little like she’s trying to make duck lips with a mouth-full of Novocaine.

    • marigi

      In! Very chic, and love the pop of color in earrings and makeup.

    • Kenisha Hill Phillips

      In. Love the bold lip.

    • frannyprof

      In. Best she’s looked in a long time.

    • CeeQ

      The way she is posing is distracting. But I have to admit the outfit works on her and is very flattering. But the make-up is a bit much, no? I like the earrings but along with the make-up, it seems too drag-y. 
      But she still looks quite good so IN!

    • Susi R


    • GorgeousThings

      She looks great – too bad her notices as Maggie are more lukewarm than hot.

    • tereliz

      In. This is the best she’s looked in a LONG time. Hope your run is long and well-received, ScarJo, honey!

    • nnbb

      OUT. Hair and make up are pretty. Pants don’t fit,they are too short and the top is too long for pants that short and tight. I like the earrings.

    • decormaven

      I’d like to see the heel of the shoe. Are they heels or flats? She seems to sort of tip forward, so I think heels. I say in; her confidence makes this look work.

    • Pennymac

      In.  But Vesicare will help with that bladder problem, or so I’ve heard.

    • Annabelle Archer


    • AuntieAnonny

      Way IN!

    • Deb Oswald

      In!  But for the hair… eesh

    • BrooklynBomber

      Out. The pants look too tight and not right with the top.

    • Alison Sigman

      IN! Best she’s looked in a while. 

    • Danielle Lisle

      In. The outfit is just underwhelming enough for the venue.

    • Jangle57

      I like the top but I hate the pants.  Ok, they’re basic black but they look tight and cheap.  If I cover them up, I like her look.  As I sway back and forth on my fence, ok, IN but only because at least the  pants are black.

    • ringthing

      IN, if only for her absolutely perfect shape. I wish. You guys are so right about the hair, though.

    • Carly Warnock

      In terms of fit, this is the most flattering look she has worn in forever. 

    • Vera L-

      The crotch of the pants looks weirdly twisted in every shot. 

      She’s on my irrational hate list, so of course I’m not impressed with her. 

    • Antonia O’Connor Donnelly

      I like everything except for the hair.

    • ankali

      In. I’m not wild about it — the earrings are too incongruous for me, the pants could fit better in the crotch, and I hate the orange-y lipstick — but she doesn’t look bad by any means. Chic at least in theory, y’know?

    • Louise Bryan

      IN.  She looks very nice, in an actressy sort of way.

    • NurseEllen

      Definitely IN.  Although she probably felt like shredding the outfit after reading the reviews.  Terry Teachout in the Wall St. Journal was especially bitchy/quotable.

    • pookiesmom

      I love it, even the hair. Do NOT love the OTT posing, but you can’t win ’em all. She looks fab.

    • AuntJentie


    • mmc2315

      The top is VERY cute.  The cropped pants are making her legs look short, which I’m not loving.  But the real almost deal breaker is that harsh lipstick color.  Screeeech.  No good.

      Still, IN.  I feel very loving today, I guess.

    • Randy Romero


    • Imasewsure

      IN because I’m ignoring the hair which is awful. Wish she had chosen a more colorful shoe or something but basic black is beatnik theater chic so I guess it’s required

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      IN. I like it, and I’m not sure why. 

    • OrigamiRose

      IN.  I’m on board with everything, save the crotch of those pants.  

    • Nonmercisansfacon

      In. Love the look, earrings included. 

    • emily

      IN. And that bitch has the smallest waist and best figure. I’m so jealous. Love her.

    • Jill Tracy

      In, love it all, even the hair!

    • Eclectic Mayhem


    • Zippypie

      IN.  Very New York hip without going hipster though I don’t care for the hair.  She’s working it though.  Love the earrings!

    • margaret meyers

      In.  She looks relaxed and comfortable after a super-long day.  It was cold in NYC last night, so I’m only a little worried that this Cat is going to get a chill with her ankles and arms and neck all exposed.

    • VioletFem

      IN. Very elegant and fits her to a T.

    • Scott Isaacs

      Just plain IN. Snaps all ’round, sweeties.

    • Gabriella M

      In! I like it. I wish she’d put some color in the shoes, though. Might have made the earrings look a little less incongruous. 

    • Lily

      IN. She looks good. And I do really love those earrings.

    • BobStPaul

      In for sure.  I like the earrings.  They provide a nice little pop of color.

    • marilyn

      In.  I also don’t like the earrings.  

    • kvlm


    • Trisha26

      In. Pretty much love her.

    • Tracy_Flick

      In! She looks great.

    • Joyce VG

      Meh. In.

    • PaulaBerman

      She looks fabulous, but I hate the body position she is adopting that says, “Look up my nose!”

    • maggiemaybe

      I’m lovin’ it from head to toe.

    • MikeW_Vegas

      “Minions with Opinions”?   Nice turn of phrase, boys!  

    • melanie0866

      IN.  She looks pretty close to perfect.

    • Cassie

      I really dig it. I wish she’d chosen a different lip color, but that’s a minor quibble. IN.

    • Erin

      IN!  I think she looks better than…ever, maybe.

    • Greg Polansky

      In. I’m liking the silhouette. 

    • nannypoo

      I really don’t like any of it, but I especially hate her hair. She so often wears it skinned back on the sides and poufed up on the top, and it could not be any less flattering. Her head looks enormous here. I hope it’s the camera angle.

    • PrunellaV

      I’ve seen her look much worse. IN.

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      For such a painfully gorgeous woman, she seems to have the toughest time pulling it together for the red carpet.  IN.  Awkward pose or no, lady pants are hard and she’s doing a pretty good job here.

    • Samantha Irene

      I like it, and would wear it if I could. IN. Though the hair does need to go.

    • phrenk

      I think she looks overall lovely.  IN.

    • formerlyAnon

      Out. Strikes me that she missed the boat and landed on “too casual.” (ETA: body-hugging above-the-ankle pants just read casual to me. If they look more like leggings than slacks, it takes a LOT of glam for me to promote the ensemble. Like, diamonds with designer silk brocade or sequins kind of glam.)

      Love the top, though.

    • Caterina Maria

      It works for me. IN.

    • SophieCollier

      In, of course.  She looks really good.  I like her makeup.

    • Pamela

      HIddy shade of lipstick and nails to match?

    • Brian

      It’s a good look, but I don’t get the semi-inebriated Norma Jean pose on pic #3.

    • Tanya Wade

      Giving it an IN. Also think the earrings are meant to match her arm tat. I know, I’m digging here.

    • Eovaai

      In. Love it. It’s chic and it’s ladypants!

    • Emily Roach

      In! I like the way you clarified the appropriate dress code for an event like that. I think it’s great!

    • msdamselfly

      In   I like everything , including the hairdo.
      Although it errs a bit on the expensive side for the occasion

    • Call me Bee

      Like this from head to toe.  IN! 

    • kathrineb

      I love the whole look! Wow. Well played. To me its a WERQ.

    • Nellie Wilson

      IN. She looks lovely, even with the hair.

    • amanda lynn

      IN; i love it!

    • j_anson


    • SugarSnap108

      Hate the hair and the lipstick.  But the outfit is pretty damn chic, and perfect for the venue.

    • demidaemon

      IN. My only critiques are that I think she needed a lining or something underneath that top–in close ups you can see her skin through it in a decidely unattractive way. I’ve been thinking about the hair, but I can’t think of another style that would work with this outfit, so I approve it.

    • Anniebet

      To rip off a Firefly reference… Capt. Tightpants reporting for duty! Most of her look is “nice”, which is not to say “great”. But teh pants are too snug, lips rather glaring, and hair is just meh – slicked back on the sides, poofy on top – not her best look. Like the top a lot, and the earrings. 

      I guess it’s 60/40 Out for me. 

    • L.


    • harleydear

      Adorable and I want to own it. In.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      In! Definitely gives the ‘yes I’m a movie star but I’m also a trained actress who can do Broadway’ vibe.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      I’m not super crazy about the uneven closure in the top. It gives the illusion of a too-small cardigan. The pants and shoes are GREAT, especially if you consider them in light of New Yorker chic. I think it’s an overall IN, but she has done better in the past.

    • DinahR

      IN – I think she nailed this.   Her makeup is gorgeous, though I’m not quite sure about the shade of lipstick.  I usually don’t like that hair either, but I think with this outfit it works.   My only nitpik is that everything looks a wee bit too snug.  

    • conniemd

      In. Liked everything but the hair, which didn’t seem to fit the clothes.

    • Reality TV Casting

      such a hugeeee IN order me one

    • Annie Chen

      IN! pants and everything!

    • briecee

      Lower-case in.  Serious pants issues, and did she tie a string around her wrist?

    • Haley Buchanan

      Her body looks slammin’ (in the New York, intellectual way, for sure) and the makeup and jewelry are just dramatic and artsy enough. Definitely an IN.

    • kolokOlchik

      I am not a fan of hers but I think she looks fab (save for the orangish lipstick)

    • Mandy Mershon

      It’s a soft in. It’s a nice idea but those blacks aren’t really the same color. I love the top! The earrings are not terrible and her hair is boring but OK.

    • BradWatson

      Put me down for not giving a shit. She, presumably, just wrapped her opening night in a bloody Tennessee Williams epic. I’d cheer her for being in a chenille robe, with a face full of cold cream, saying “BIrdie – the heave-ho.”  I’m sorry Broadway thinks it necessary to drop the frikkin backdrop and turn her well-deserved down-time into some jive pose-a-thon. Yes, I’m naive, and no, I don’t care.

    • Merneith

      Out. I have to say, I think it’s official. Skinny pants are just not a good look.

    • Shawn EH

      In! A nice retro callback when she’s doing such a classic play, and I LOVE the turquoise accents. She looks cool.

    • ccm800


    • crash1212

      IN. And I actually like her hair this time around. Love the earrings.

    • fursa_saida

      IN! She often wears things that are very fussy, so it’s nice to see her in something more streamlined. (She seems to favor that style in her daily life, as well; I wish her stylist would take a cue from that.)

    • thecitysleeps

      In.  I sort of am in love with this.  And I do like the pop of colour of the earrings.

    • Janey

      SO IN. She looks so great. 

    • marlie


    • chylde

      IN IN IN! She’s rocking such an easy, chic look. And the hair is fine. Sometime us long haired gals love to have the hair off our necks. 

    • Louisa Edwards

      IN. I actually like the earrings, and I think it’s all super flattering on her.

    • librarygrrl64


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    • Kim Brightman

      IN.  Not at all frumpy.

    • butterflysunita

      IN.  I like the earrings, actually–saves the outfit from being too conservative and also too polished.  

    • Anathema_Device

      In. That top is so fabulous. Don’t totally dig the earring with it, though.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      teeny tiny “in” and that’s only because she is stunningly beautiful and i can’t see the capri pants very well.

    • Melinda Mary

      I really love the beatnik look , so I really want to love this look, but I just don’t.  I do love the top but over all: Out

    • Alana

      In! I love it.

    • n/a


    • kategs

      I like this look but do wish the pants were half a size larger.  The riding up takes away from the sleekness of that incredible top.

    • lesmaha


    • leave_Blake_alone


    • julnyes

      IN – Love her make-up and the outfit, though I don’t like the earrings.

    • Pterodactyl111

      IN. I don’t like the top at all, but I do really like the earrings with the black outfit. She looks really classy.

    • Alloy Jane

      IN! I kinda love the earrings and the rest of this outfit.  I can even look past the “undone” hair and the silly vamping.  Plus it is so much better than I’m used to seeing from her.  Good for you Miss Scarlett!

    • the_valkyrie


    • FridaStaire

      The pants! They are an abomination! I love the top, like the makeup , hair, and earrings, but those pants cannot be allowed. Ever. Out!

    • A Shiny O’Connor

      I hate to give this cow a compliment but it’s an IN. The make-up, top and jewelry are of WERQ proportions.

    • Claudia Fernandes

      In for the effort. But not audrey polish at all…

    • kattyatlaw

      OUT. Put your chin down, dear.

    • CatherineRhodes


    • barbarienne

      I also hate her hair like that, but I’m starting to think she wears it tight so it doesn’t add volume to her head. Her noggin is somewhat on the larger side.

      The lips matching the nails would annoy me, but with the contrasting blue at the ears, it all comes through as little pops of color in an otherwise all-black look, which is fun.

      I think the outfit overall is great, so I can ignore the hair. IN.

    • renad

      If the pants weren’t so tight, this would be an unequivocal IN. 

    • guest2visits

      Cute. I think the quality of the top as well as the elegant black heels allow the earrings to work. In.

    • Kathleen B

      IN she looks fab

    • RzYoung

      IN I think this is the perfect Scarlett outfit, it flatters her SO much. Love it love it!

    • Terrible_Person

      IN! Haven’t liked any of her outfits in quite a while, but she looks great here. And I’ll support those earrings. I love that they have such a vibrant color and, as you point out, the incongruity fits the style she’s going for here. Hair is not the best, but with the rest of the look, it’s a minor problem.

    • leftcoastpickle

      IN love the top and love her

    • flower753

      I like it. IN.

    • kikisayshi

      IN. She irritates me, but she does look put together and chic.

    • Magdalena Monzerrat Ontiveros

      The pose is stupid! 

    • Allison Woods


    • libraangel

      Oy, I don’t know what to do cause she looks o.k. but hate the earrings with that outfit, and wish SO much she had on a pencil skirt instead. Still, I guess I will have to give her an IN

    • EEKstl

      IN.  I love this look, even love the earrings (but maybe it’s just my personal love affair with turquoise right now).  The posing, however is O-U-T.

    • joy peace

      OUT … The top of the suit is BORING.  Love the earring though!  

    • Beverly Kozma

      Hand those earrings over here.

    • Fred V

      The heels saved this… barely.

    • Allison Shannon

      In! She’s fab.

    • Don Hackett

      IN.  look at that tiny little waist.  only thing i’d change is i’d tone down the orange-y lipstick.  i love the earrings.

      posted by sleah in norcal

    • lalahartma

      I do love the top. But there’s some thing off…maybe the crotch? Not sure.

    • MissFern

      I love this so much!  And the earrings work (my humble opinion).

    • mhleta

      Imagine this outfit in white with these earrings and makeup. Gorgeous, right? The hair is ok from the back, but off from the front. It’s giving her Gumby/ head. 

    • Rhonda Shore

      IN if it’s not too late…great look for her, including the earrings…

    • fashionzombie

      IN. Love it.