Jaime Alexander in Marc Bouwer

Posted on January 23, 2013

Jaimie Alexander attends the UK premiere of ‘The Last Stand’ in London in a Marc Bouwer dress paired with Nicholas Kirkwood shoes.

Marc Bouwer Pre-Fall 2012 Collection



[Photo Credit: Optic Photos/PacificCoastNews.com, marcbouwer.com]

    • Sobaika

      Fashion alien invader! I dig it.

      • EveEve

        She looks stunning!  I’m sure there’s a nice warm coat waiting for her, but still, I’m shivering just looking at how much exposed skin she’s got going on.

        • Sobaika

          Right?? The UK can’t be much warmer than the East Coast of the States right now.

          • SassieCassy

            im freezing just looking at her!

          • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

             It was -8C yesterday morning. Too cold to be out dressed like that.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

        Ha, I was thinking of how to say it kind of looks like a space-harness, and there you have it.

    • Annabelle Archer

      Did they glue her hands to her hips?
      Short, it’s a cute little cocktail/party dress.Full length it would have been a lovely red carpet/movie premier dress.

      • gabbilevy

        Yeah, but its an Ahnold movie premier. Space invader gladiator fits. 

      • formerlyAnon

        I think, maybe, the constant hands-on-hips is to make sure the shoulders (of the dress) show off well and don’t droop?

      • CT14

        Right? Longer would be so much better.

    • Introspective

      this feels like the PR christmas store challenge collided with Star Trek: Next Generation. but somehow it still works.

      • Louise Bryan

        I do think it looks like strings of Christmas lights sewn together, but I do not like this.  The kind of bat wing thing going on in the back and the length both look so off to me.  The view is better from the back, but space harness does seem like an a propos description.

    • http://twitter.com/younglibrarian Katie Dunneback

      I like, but the proportions seem a teensy bit off. Almost like she needs another inch of skirt.

      • Jecca2244

        YES! Just another inch of skirt.

      • 3boysful

         Agree.  Also, aren’t her sleeves a tad different from the runway look?  Or is the shoulder fit just off?

      • Jackie4g

        Another 30 inches, I think. When I scrolled down, I was disappointed that the dress was short. This could have been spectacular as a full length gown.

        • DeborahJozayt

          I think the fullness of the shoulders kind of warrants a full length gown to compensate. 

    • Kenisha Hill Phillips

      Maybe it’s just me, but the white patches don’t look intentional enough. She looks like part of her dress peeled off a very sticky seat.

      • 3boysful

         From the rear, it looks like a clothing malfunction, and the silver fabric split, revealing her Spanx.

    • Alyssa Stanfield

      I really like this dress, and think she’s pulling it off pretty well. Shoes are a little matchy, hair and makeup are good, but I would have loved to see a cuff bracelet with it.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      This manages to be both too much dress, and not enough dress, at the same time. Interesting achievement, that.

      • formerlyAnon

        Heh heh heh!

      • CurbGirl

        Perhaps because it reads ‘Esther Williams’?

        • formerlyAnon

           Dang, you’re absolutely right!

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      Riker’s holodeck fantasy. And boring hair.

    • sablehunter

      Very pretty dress, hair and makeup, but she must have given quite the show getting out of the limo!

      • DaringMiss

        Actually, you don’t have to give a show if you do it right.  Move over close to the door, knees together, use your hands  for leverage, pivot on your butt 90 degrees until your legs are outside the vehicle, lower feet to the ground and then rise using the offered hand from your chauffeur or co-star or beard boyfriend.

        • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

          Or just wear a longer dress.

          • sweetestsith

             Sometimes you just want to flash some leg! And hers are quite lovely, even with the skirt hitting her at a weird (and typically unflattering) spot. A couple inches would have improved this imho, but she still looks pretty great.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1397307912 Jeremiah Capacillo

      Cute, but doesn’t it look a bit too 2009?

    • Monday1900

      All I can think of is a yo-yo quilt.  Don’t like that the back is plain–if you’re going with the yo-yos go all the way!

    • kimmeister

      Cool dress, but I don’t think she has the right shoulders for it – this dress belongs on someone with narrow shoulders to give them a stronger line.  She already has broad shoulders, so this just makes her look top heavy, like an SUV about to roll over.

      • pdxmcollie

        That is exactly what I was thinking when I saw this.

    • http://twitter.com/AveryFlynn Avery Flynn

      Am totally digging this – except the funky back of her hair.

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    • amf0001

      I like that her hair doesn’t hide the dress,  the dress is 3 inches too short and a smidge too tight, but otherwise works for me.  How does she sit in it? (only behind tables with drapping cloths?

    • Allison Harris

      I like that she softened it up with the updo – sleek sci-fi hair would have been too much – but overall I feel like the dress is wearing her :/

    • IAmJ

      She must be fuh-reezing! Interesting look, although I like the back and the sides a lot more than the front. Not crazy about the shoes.

    • http://twitter.com/emilyf007 emily

      It’s interesting. I agree with the white doesn’t seem intentional. And it makes her look boob-less. 

    • Judy_J

      Looks like it should be longer dress…the short length is awkward. 

    • kipper

      Was she at a Star Trek convention ?

    • Kate4queen

      The proportions look slightly off as if it is a tad short, otherwise, she has the bod for it. :)

      • SaoirseLee

        I think the little armpit wings seem to broaden the dress (and her ribcage) and throw off the proportions.

    • filmcricket

      I don’t care for those shoes, and this “nude” or non-existent pedicure trend can be over yesterday, as far as I’m concerned. It just looks really unfinished in photos. Dress is pretty funky, although I wouldn’t want to sit down in it, even if I did have a pair of stems as great as hers.

    • MilaXX

      Not loving this. It far too cold to be showing that much skin and the dress itself is oddly shaped. It looks like the head of a king cobra snake, and her shoes are too small.

      • http://www.alisarivera.com/ Alisa Rivera

        It looks like the head of a king cobra snake


    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I’m not into it. It’s TOO “alien from outer space.” I don’t like how bulky the top and the back of the top are.

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      I didn’t know the Lady Sif was visiting Midgard. 

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

      This is a PR dress where the contest ran out of jewels for the bedazzler. Horrific. 

    • http://twitter.com/watchinginkdry Krysta

      Hate the shoes.

    • SugarSnap108

      The skirt needs to be longer to balance the heavy, busy top.  But I’m pretty sure I still wouldn’t like it.

    • In_Stitches

      I’m struggling to find the words to us to describe the weird construction of this dress…the straps that come down her back from the shoulder are opaque in Jaime’s version, which, from the front, add to her silhouette giving her the illusion of a very bulky torso.  The model’s back straps are transparent so, while you can still see them from the front, you can tell that they aren’t a part of her body-they’re merely the straps.  That minor change killed it.  Plus, with those shoulders, this is not an arms-at-your-hip pose kind of dress.

      So close, but so far away. 

    • mhleta

      Oh, good. I was just looking ideas for a classroom auction project. And can we start a fund or something to get shoes that actually fit for these poor deprived girls? The TLo Foundation for Starlets with Gapping Heels and Dangling Toes. Slogan: “If the shoe doesn’t fit, DON’T FUCKING WEAR IT!” 

    • http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/lastbutnotleast janinedm

      I think that dress would be better suited to one of the Mara sisters.

    • formerlyAnon

      Cool shoulders/bodice (but is she standing like that because she has to to keep the shoulders of the dress from drooping? If so, deduct points.), GREAT hair, interesting fabric, rather unsure about that white, unadorned panel in back – are the shiny encrustations painful to sit on?  – and for my tastes it’s an inch or three too short.

    • http://www.alisarivera.com/ Alisa Rivera

      Those are some serious 80s shoulders, and not in a good way. Not sure why anyone wants to be shaped like a triangle.

    • Hetha Innis

      Editorial uterus dress. Yet she’s working the shit out of it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9362159 Tracy Walker

      Did they run out of sequins? Not liking the empty white patch in the back, though if there were more of them, it might have worked.

    • SewingSiren

      Ticky tacky sticky on fake sequins. At least that’s what it looks like from the bleachers.

    • Valerie Jones

      I was wondering who ran off with my Knit Wit and all that metallic yarn.

    • Imasewsure

      Wow I think this is awful but it looks ok from the side…. the cut of the dress is bizarre unless you are going for linebacker shoulders and disco drag…

    • TSkot

      Hideous dress from every angle.

    • ojosazules

      The white panel in the back is extremely unfortunate. And that’s the least of it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2216832 Nikki Jeffries

      Love the dress, although an inch longer would’ve been perfect.  But why the Payless shoes?

    • another_laura

      Star Trek Glamourpuss – I love it!

    • BrooklynBomber

      Terrible. That dress should be shot.  *

      * Just the dress. No sentient beings were harmed in the writing of this statement.

    • jw_ny

      looks like they ran out of the applique at her butt.

      whatever you do Jamie, don’t turn around….oops, too late…

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

      It looks like a dress from the Project Runway Christmas store challenge that unfortunately ran out of garland in the rear. That said, except for said rear, there’s something in the shape of the dress I really like. In a solid black and with an inch or two more length it could be a great LBD.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      I do not like it, Sam I Am.

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

      Good idea, bad execution. The white panel in the back makes it look cheap, and the short hem makes it look tacky. Make this just above the knee, with the silver/gold/whatever all around to the back, and this could be KILLA.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Oh, please.  Enough with the gyno dresses already!  And whatever happened to sleeves?!

    • m0r0

      Great on the runway bad or “normal” human being.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Who do I make the check out to?  (This will be tax deductible, right?)

    • Lilak

      Rear view just gave me an MGM/Esther Williams flashback.
      And what TLo said about Rossum’s blue number being a ‘standing up’ dress?  Well.Though who can call this a dress without laughing?   ;-)

    • Kimmu

      When the Lady Sif lowers herself to wear Midgardian fashion, she goes hard. I like the weird sci fi vibe of it, though I do think it needed to be just a smidge longer.

      I still can’t believe she chipped 11 vertebrae and was up and filming in a month. 

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Saw the first pic and thought, Jesus, that’s a lot of dress! Then scrolled down and saw it wasn’t.  She’s fierce enough to bring off a statement look, but this dress is just half baked and weird.

    • http://twitter.com/chylde chylde


    • Snailstsichr

      Someone be-dazzled Lilu.

    • EEKstl

      Beautiful woman with a killer bod who needs to fire her gays.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      It looks a dress somebody made for the Cheap Christmas Trash competition on PR. Somebody quickly auf’d.

    • Kristy Evans

      I like it A LOT, but it makes her shoulders look really broad. I also wish she had a stronger lip. But I love her, so she’s a WINNA.

    • Miranda Neville

      Star Trek.

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

      Sadly, this just looks tacky, cheap and out of season to me.  OUT!

    • http://www.facebook.com/D.D.D.Dino Dino Bonačić

      too wide in the shoulders. weird. and the shoes. >.<

    • l_c_ann

      Betty Grabel in her famous swimsuit poster showed only a little bit more leg, in the same pose as the last picture.
      Dress needs to be longer for her major movie premier. As is, it’s top heavy and silly.

    • bertkeeter


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

      Counselor Troi at a mixer.

    • marilyn


    • Martha Deutsch

      Payless shoes. Everything else is great.

    • http://moniqueblog.net/ Moniqueblog

      Woah, that dress makes her shoulders look tremendously wide and top-heavy. Or maybe it’s just her holding her arms the way she is. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      Looks like she has a sales tag hanging from her armpit, 3rd pic from bottom.

    • quiltrx

      I like it!  And the styling is soft enough to keep it from looking too harsh.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1266410766 Phyllis Craine

      Not a good look, she does not really have a great back and a great back is really not too much about how much a person weighs.  I think it’s about carriage, posture and skin tone.

    • TRSTL

      I like the dress and it certainly fits here well, my only quibble is the all too obvious “look at me standing and posing on the red carpet for your approval” stance.  It just looks so forced and slightly douchey. 

    • CT14

      I don’t like the white patches. On the sides it looks like she forgot to snip off the tags.

      It would look better if it were longer.

    • mmc2315

      Oh. I really don’t like it.  Too short, shoulders too wide & exaggerated, plus a halter dress thrown in there too.  Nay, people, nay.

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      Not feelin’ the unembellished white section on the skirt. I guess that makes it easier to sit*, but it looks like she farted the rest off.

      * except it would still be uncomfortable because there’s plenty of folderol on the sides.

    • librarygrrl64

      I like it but wish it were an inch or two longer to balance out her gams and the high heels.