Nina Dobrev in Matthew Williamson

Posted on January 29, 2013

Nina Dobrev attends the Entertainment Weekly Pre-SAG Party in a Matthew Williamson dress paired with an Elie Saab clutch.

Matthew Williamson Resort 2013 Collection



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  • She looks fun and polished–but those tidbits on either side of her waist confuse me. I think the dress would have been stronger without the doodads.

  • Sobaika

    Love the print, but I don’t like the clutch or the waist embellishments or her hair – I agree it should have been down, but I used to use bobby pins to pull back my bangs in middle school.

    • Alyssa

      I agree…I’d also like her eye makeup to be a little stronger.

  • call_me_schmeg

    i like this. also, i like the little whispy baby hairs on her forehead hairline. it makes her seem perma-youthful. you know, other than her youthful looks. 🙂

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Love it.  I would not have if I just saw the dress – but she looks great!!  Clutch is boring… but who cares.

  • lovelyivy

    Fabulous- she manages to look sophisticated but still young and appropriate for her age. Love this look!

  • belfebe

    It’s a great dress and it fits her great.  Her hair could have used more polished.  It looks as if it did it herself.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    This looks like my idea of “Resort Wear” – and it’s January.  And I am staring at 2 feet of snow – ON THE YARD.  It just feels wrong and out of season.  Next, the print – I can’t decide if I like it or hate it – I think the negative feeling comes from the sense that it was designed by a computer and “printed out” on the fabric.   And finally, the hair – please tell me this is not a new trend.  I hated it in 1972 when my mom made me wear it that way.  

  • MilaXX

    How crazy is it to have a pre – party, the event, and then an after party?  Not only that,  but the women wear a different outfit for each event.

  • What’s up with the hairline, it looks odd and receding…..  Dress is beautiful though.

    • K

      She just got a fringe cut into her hair so it looks a little odd pinned up. I think that the breakage is from having her hair ironed all the time (she’s naturally a curlyhead).

  • butterflysunita

    Pretty dress, interesting pattern.  

  • I LOVE this. It’s a little beachy and scarfish, but I think it’s beautiful (but needs hemming). If she was going to wear her hair like a boring backdrop, you’d think she’d have gotten some spotlight danglers for the ears.

  • Call me Bee

    She looks very cute here–the dress is great–very resort-ish.  Weird for anywhere other than a resort, but maybe that’s just me….

  • Dot

    She is really pulling this off — the model, on the other hand, looks like she just rolled out of bed and forgot to zip up her dress.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Haha–looks like that model left a Marchesa show and walked straight over to this one!

  • teensmom99

    This is how you do a print.

  • sablehunter

    Beautiful girl and beautiful dress, but the itty-bitty unintentional baby bangs are distracting me

  • The fit in the bust is odd, but the dress is lovely

  • I don’t like the way the front drapes over the waistline – I think the jewelled waistband should go the whole way around. But I like the print and I think she looks so pretty!

  • Annabelle Archer

    I’ve looked. I’ve read other comments. I looked again.  And yet, all I can come up with is “Eh” and “Meh” so while there’s nothing bitchy to say (shocker) it’s not inspiring very positive thoughts either. 

  • Imasewsure

    KInd of ugly and drab fabric even with all of those colors. She’s cute though

  • kolokOlchik

    pretty dress, underwhelming hair

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  • Carrieanno

    She’s putting the model to shame.

  • kimmeister

    I like the print.  I don’t like the way it’s gathered up to a point at the top center.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Very pretty!

  • mhleta

    Beautiful dress. The top fits her nicely, but it’s too long. This is also not an ideal choice for this particular background. Do they know what they’ll be standing in front of before they get there?

  • minnye

    The model is standing on a milk crate… right?

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  • margaret meyers

    I can’t believe she picked that dress to wear — the runway photo is so sad and droopy and shapeless and limp and grey and confusing and ugly.

  • watchmeboogie

    Nina, Nina, you are so pretty. Why does your stylist always squish your girls up so weirdly? Your boobs are fine as they are, they don’t need such severe zhuzhing.

  • Zippypie

    The dress looks like those folded paper cosmetic bags I saw a lot of over the holidays in the craft stalls around the city. Pretty drab.

  • marilyn

    Did anyone mention to her that is a summer dress?

  • guest2visits

    Hate the print. Ruins the design for me.

  • lrhg

    Gorgeous and youthful. I don’t remember seeing her SAG dress on here but it was one of the best of the night, a little more grown-up and stunning. 

  • Trisha26

    Don’t like all those colors and the pleats. And I’m tired of bustier tops and squished boobs on everyone – how about interesting straps or a pretty halter tie with a bow or cap sleeves? 

  • Jill Morino

    Don’t live her hair like that. And in the last picture, her right boob looks like it’s being tortured, but it’s a pretty dress and suits her well.

  • quiltrx

    This is definitely a ‘warm-weather vacation’ sort of dress–if it comes from a resort collection, darling, you might reconsider wearing it in the dead of winter.  Rachel Weisz is freezing, for pete’s sake. 🙂

    That being said, I LOVE the print.  I don’t think it needed that incongruous tomfoolery at the waist, but oh well.

  • anotherkate

    Beautiful! I LOVE that dress.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    The print is odd but the colors suit her. I think I would like this dress better if it were knee length. Hair and clutch? Yawn.

  • Lovely dress. It reads as a little summery to me, but she still looks great.

  • Kirsten Kirsten

    Uugh that print is so depressing. There’s nothing pretty about it.

  • calimon

    She seems one bathrobe away from being naked…I wish she’d at least wear some earrings.

  • Frank Lithium

    Definitely needs to work on the hair and apply the eye-shadow a bit more.

  • RzYoung

    I LOVE this, what a great yet flattering print

  • That looks like what Morena Baccarin’s SAG dresses wishes it had been.

  • Sara LaBatt

    She seems to be changing her approach to dressing for events lately.  When I first heard of her (when her vampire whatever show started last year ish) it seemed like everything she wore was form fitting, short, and red, with straight hair and serious sexy makeup.  She looked beautiful but in an unapproachable way IMHO.  Her style lately has been softer, more youthful, and less severe, and I like her so much more for it!  I always found her look and posing very aggressive before – probably it was because of the show she was on or something like that?

    Anyway, I like this, pretty dress, wispy hairs are a little strange but the back of her hair is beautiful and thick, love the way it tumbles down (shampoo commercial hair!).  Barely there makeup is right for the look.  I agree it’s a little summery but at my house today it’s sunny and going to be about 70 so that’s not so conflicted for me.  Though if I was looking at snow out my window I might feel differently!

  • librarygrrl64

    The gown is interesting, but everything else is INCREDIBLY boring.

  • Hate the print. Sorry.