Krysten Ritter in Christian Dior

Posted on January 18, 2013

Her last time on the T Lo Merry-Go-Round of Judgment was due to some rather poor choices, but she’s back to looking polished and that’s good enough for us to kiss and make up.


Krysten Ritter attends Andrea’s Restaurant at the Wynn Las Vegas Grand Opening in a Christian Dior dress accessorized with Brian Atwood sandals and a Jimmy Choo clutch.

Christian Dior Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Michaela Kocianova (ELITE)

But sweetie, why on earth would you not wear a belt with this? That top just looks wrong without one.

Oh, let’s not fight. You’re serving up Alexis Carrington realness and that’s all that really matters here. Of course, Alexis would know enough to wear a belt with that top, but still.


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  • I’m betting the peplum confused her into thinking one wasn’t needed.

    • judybrowni

      Shiny peplum — no.

      Still, considering that’s a slightly effed up dress, Kristin is giving great face, and pulling it off.

      I’m looking forward to seeing her in something else than “The B” (she was killer on Breaking Bad) and that dress.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    I’d like it better if the skirt was a different material.  It just looks like a run-of-the-mill office pencil skirt which doesn’t mix with the vibe of the top.

    • 3boysful

       The runway version had a great texture–why on earth change that??  Also, Krystin’s skirt is a skosh tight, judging from the pulling wrinkles.

      • Lori

        I definitely like the runway version more than what they did to the one Krystin is wearing and the skirt material is the main issue. Trading interesting for boring is general not the way to go, so I’m not sure why they did it in this case. I also hate the way the peplum looks so limp on Krystin. I don’t like peplums much any way, but I really don’t like this droopy, limp thing.

        • Louise Bryan

          It’s reading more saggy pouf than peplum to me, probably because she didn’t wear a belt.

      • RebeccaKW

         Loved the runway skirt, was disappointed to see it changed on KR.

  • I like it. I also like how the more severe hair looks on hair. Those bangs she usually has are so a few seasons ago. 

    • gabbilevy

      I think the bangs are aging her. There’s something in beween juvenile and whatever she’s going going on here.

  • StephanieLovesTLo

    I think the runway look is sophisticated and funky at the same time, and I love it. Krysten’s version looks like a Macy’s knock-off. She could have easily pulled off the runway version given her height and build. 

  • Renee Bender

    I like the look, but I really hate the make-up job. 

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      That lipstick is an awful shade for this look.

  • Kappyapp

    I’m having trouble with her hair being parted like that at the front – it makes her high forehead look very disproportional. Plenty of ladies (in Hollywood & elsewhere) have high foreheads and work that face quite well – but I think the way she has the bangs harshly swept to the side just looks ‘off’ somehow.

  • joancarol

    She could be Ratchel Dratch’s taller sister.

  • OneRing

    It’s so close; I really like her.  She’s so unusual-looking and striking, so it pains me to say this.  The fabric of the top is sort of heavy and clumsy looking.  The skirt on the model is a lot more interesting and appropriate to the look; although I do think Krysten’s skirt length is better.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    A top like that requires a bit more drama than an office skirt and unflattering sandals, honey. Also, a belt. And nighttime make up.

  • appliquer

    The skirt paired with the top that the model is wearing is much more attractive than the skirt she chose to wear with the top.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    the first thing that came to my mind was “why is she wearing the top backwards?”

    • XMom

       That is exactly what I was thinking! The seam in the front and then the closer on the little beaded shoulder swag make it look backwards. It is really obvious in the close up (the first picture after the runway shot).

  • Dot

    These two pieces seem mismatched to me.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Sexy funeral home secretary (realness?)

  • Definitely needs a belt. Love the Blade Runner look.

  • Liz

    It looks like her head is on backwards.

  • belfebe

    Thank goodness she shortened the length of the skirt.  Looks much better on her than on the model.

  • Dear celebrities and other red carpet denizens,
    Satin is the fabric of Satan.
    Sincerely, TH

  • sablehunter

    Cheap looking fabric, with or without a belt.  Love the shoes.

    • mmc2315

      Right!  The fabric looks terrible in the picture!  

  • appliquer

    Definitely needs a belt, and the skirt on the model is much more attractive and interesting than the boring pencil skirt she chose.

  • ojosazules

    The top is just ugly.

  • EditKitten

    God, she gives great face.

  • Jecca2244

    this is one time i think the entire runway outfit should have been copied with the skirt shortened to knee length. 

  • MilaXX

    I wish she had worn at least a thin belt, but this is much improved over her last outing.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    She always looks like she should be in “Snow White and Rose Red”…as Rose Red for some reason. I love her!!!

  • Cathy S

    I like the skirt the model was wearing better.

  • Anathema_Device

    I like it, but agree on the belt. I love it when people pull off a retro look but can still make it look modern.

  • Judy_J

    It does look like she left the belt at home.  But that is a great look.

  • Kimbolina

    I despise peplums.  And to make it a BUBBLE peplum?  Please, no.

  • That is a sad looking peplum.

    • ThaliaMenninger

       I don’t like the shiny, weird peplum, either. Plus the seam down the center of the dress looks puckery and strange.

      • l_c_ann

        Is the center ‘seam’ a hidden placket that hides buttons?

        • Yep, I think it makes the outfit look a little bulky and would have liked a nice invisible zip but the button stand is more traditional couture house I suppose. In terms of styling I think this is the first time I would have preferred an outfit exactly as it was on the runway but it’s not bad.

  • Imasewsure

    Fierce and boring at the same time…

  • Zippypie

    She so needs the belt.  So needs it!

  • decormaven

    The skirt in the runway version is 1,000 times better than this look. Plus, the chunkier strap on the shoes was a nice balance to the heaviness at the top of the garment in the runway version. But at least she’s not wearing this look backwards, as she did in her last appearance.

  • EEKstl

    Desperately needing a belt aside, I do like this outfit and how the three black textures work so well together.  But no question she should have worn a belt.

  • the top looks like a home sewing project gone wrong.

  • Every time I see a picture of her, I am distracted by her eyes.  There is something about them that makes her look like she has red eye in every camera.  Lovely woman, though.  Wish she’d worn the cool textured skirt on the model.

  • I like it — but prefer the shorter, stickier-outier peplum on the model.

  • coffeeandshoes

    Wow, am I sick of peplums (pepla?).

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Totally – no belt = dead peplum

  • ankali

    I’m otherwise iffy on this (not so into satin or peplums, I think), but someone showed immeasurably good judgment in shortening the skirt.

  • Dagney

    Hmmm, yeah, that top looks a bit McCalls/Butterick without the belt.  The eye goes straight to the hooks and stitching.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    She is truly the love child of Anne Hathaway and Eva Green, it that was possible!
    I love this look on her (but she does need that belt). She can carry a strong look and should only get better as she ages.

  • Elleachaudaucul

    I bet she looked beautiful in person, but the combination of the makeup, the black outfit and the flash photography is completely washing her out.

  • Another one that looks like she’s wearing it backwards.  That front closure is terrible.

  • Trisha26

    I dislike peplums and it seems a belt just makes them more peplum-y. But it is clear this outfit needs something there in thde middle.

  • The contrast in material/color in the top and skirt kill it for me.  But she’s gorge.

  • formerlyAnon


    Probably prejudice against shiny, poufy peplums. And the unadorned front closure of that top looks like a badly tacked seam, until I see it from the side and can see through to a glimpse of (I think) her pale skin. (If it’s not skin it’s a white bra, which seems insanely unlikely.)

  • dgh

    Well, that’s a sad waste of expensive clothes. Edie Beale could have pulled that off better. On her head.

  • kathrineb

    Yep needs a belt! Don’t know if I am into the half bang thing.

  • quiltrx

    The top’s just weird–and like you said, desperately needs a belt.  I’m guessing it has concealed snaps?  Anyway the front looks all bumpy.  Why not a back closure…again, just weird.

  • Kate Lorenz

    Ugh, we finally got rid of the bubble skirt and now we have to contend with the bubble peplum.

  • I feel like she wears cuter and sassier clothes in Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23

  • Monica Valbuena

    I still think her, Emmy Rossum and Anne Hathaway are the same person in different dresses. 

  • barbarienne

    I’m having trouble understanding what’s going on down the front of the blouse. Is it a placket with buttons under? Just weird pulls in the seaming? It looks kind of like safety pins, like what larger busted women do to stop a button-front shirt from gaping, but it’s down the whole length.

    I thought maybe she was wearing her clothes backwards again, but the darts are clearly proportioned to accommodate breasts, not shoulderblades, so this must be the front.

  • guest2visits

    Wow do I ever like this dress better in it’s original form; the belt, the length, and the textured fabric of the skirt made it.
    Even the peplum seems out of proportion on the altered version.  Too bad, she’s tall enough to have carried it off beautifully.

  • Her feet look like bananas.

  • Allison Woods

    She looks so fresh for a gal in her 50s.