IN or OUT: Amy Adams in Jenny Packham

Posted on February 01, 2013

We can’t remember a time, counting from the time when such things started to matter to us, when we weren’t disappointed with Miss Amy’s red carpet and public appearance style. To our way of thinking, she never quite learned how to make the most out of her looks, which is odd, because she’s pretty much by-the-book pretty. It shouldn’t be that hard.

In many ways, this is a typical Amy Adams look:

Amy Adams attends the 28th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival in a Jenny Packham dress.

Jenny Packham Spring 2013 Collection

She likes to go for simple. You never see her in something really complicated or overdesigned or hard to wear. She’s almost business-like in her choices. This dress represents a slight departure for since she favors solid colors 9 times out of ten, but shape and style-wise, it’s textbook Amy. It looks great on her; no complaints or bitchiness from us this time. Not exciting or anything, but pretty and classic. Love the earrings, but we wish she didn’t favor pulling her hair back so tightly all the time. It doesn’t look bad on her, but she could’ve used something softer for this look.
Your turn.

Vote Now!

 

IN! Classically chic!

 

OUT! Dull as dishwater!

 

 

Kate Mara’s mega-granny dress did not enchant to Precious Unborn Fawns, who voted it OUT.

 

[Photo Credit: Jonathan Shensa/PR Photos, style.com]

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      IN.  I wouldn’t say classically chic, but it’s chic enough.  Great, great earrings.

      • tessasouthworth

        ITA. I logged in to say pretty much the same thing, so thanks for hitting my major points. Like you, I love the understated pop of green on her earlobes. Plus she gets points for having the hem hit at the perfect place. And the shoes are killer (both figuratively and literally- OUCH- hurts my feet just to look at them!). Since she looks way too polished to be OUT, I vote IN by default.

    • blogless

      In, but I don’t like the hair either.

      • MaryMitch

        I wish she would cut her hair. She looked so good in “Night at the Smithsonian” in that short hair.

    • Diego!

      IN. She looks amazing!

    • imperfectlaura

      The hair and the shoes aren’t my favorite.  It’s an in, but not an IN.

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

        Agreed – really dislike the hooves, but otherwise like the look. IN

        • TerryMH

          Hooves!!  Hilarious  - so right on! They’ve got to be killing her feet. I think a classic black pump would have been so much more chic.

          • Kristin McNamara

            “Killing her feet” is so right. For the second post today, I’m commenting about how STEEP the shoes are! Amy’s feet are like, COMPLETELY vertical/in-line with the rest of her legs! Ridiculous. How do people WALK in those?!

            • barbarienne

               The Mattel School of Perambulation, alma mater of the Barbie Doll. It’s a tax-deductible education credit if your job requires you to appear on red carpets.

            • kikisayshi

               She seems to prefer those killer heels because I’ve seen her wearing them more than once. Her feet must be permanently numb – that’s the only reasonable explanation.

      • Sobaika

        But those earrings!

    • http://twitter.com/AbbottRabbit Emily Dagger

      Out — the front peplum makes it look as though she’s got up from the table with her napkin tucked into her belt. 

    • Pennymac

      I love everything about this look, funnily enough. Even the scraped back hair!

    • Imasewsure

      Gotta go IN although “businesslike” was the first adjective that sprung in to my head too…

      • Mary229

        The event could maybe be categorized as business since she was getting the Cinema Vanguard award.

        It’s a pretty big honor.

      • tresfabuleux

        Yeah, my first thought was business too. Actually it was EXECUTIVE secretary, but you know.

        • Imasewsure

          Yes… definitely not steno pool!!

          • tresfabuleux

            Oh no ma’am!

    • gdougs

      In, in, in! The dress is cute and flattering as hell and a little bit different because of the polka dots. The earrings are gorge as well.. Of course I hate the shoes. Alas, this is something I find myself saying about nearly every starlet lately, so I’ll let it go.

    • karenbttc

      In… her make-up looks flawless.  

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      OUT.  I have a god given right to cracked out celebrity fashion.

    • http://twitter.com/MarfMom Maya

      in. the pattern is nice for her. i like the earrings, too.

    • Annabelle Archer

      IN.  I like her hair back this time, because I think she usually wears it down and loose.  This is sexy in a classy way, how could that ever be out?

    • clevRcat

      IN from me.  I think she looks great.  Earrings are spectacular.

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

      It’s cute and not flesh-colored, which seems to be her go-to hue lately, so IN. 
      Amy, you’ve got gorgeous hair.  Wear it down sometime, girl.

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

      Nothing to write home about, but perfectly fine. She’s an IN.
      And I like the “severe” hair, because as you say, she’s traditionally pretty, and doesn’t need to flaunt ” ohhh, I’m a goddess” hair.

    • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

      In, but oh, my god, my feet ache just looking at those shoes. She’s practically on pointe!

      • Beardslee

         I know!  Those are serious heels. I always wonder if they put them on at the very last minute, hobble out for the photos, and afterwards put on something more humane.

      • Monabel

        At least there isn’t a view of the inside of the heel, like with Zeta-Jones. What’s with these torture shoes?

      • formerlyAnon

         Should have read through the comments. I just made the same point(e).

        (Just trying to keep myself entertained. Pity, don’t mock.)

        • Alyssa

          I like your sense of humor, as a former dancer! :)

    • sablehunter

      IN!  I agree with the business-like description.  This would be totally appropriate in an office.  Also, her skin looks fresh and the earrings are fab.

    • lehen

      In – I was all ready to hate this from the thumbnail because polka dots, but its really cute on her.

    • MzzPants

      OUT for boring me.

    • alaskahyoung

      She is an out for me, but for this look i’m gonna go with in/ok. love the earrings.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RTSILTUUSAUKHGKSSRNP53AATA n/a

      IN.

    • lexilexi

      I prefer polka dots to the big checkerboard so favored today.  She gets an IN from me.  (but OUCH – those shoes look painful)

    • E. D.

      IN.

    • SewingSiren

      Gasp! ARe those carved emerald earrings!???? Gimme!

      • Monabel

        I thought really good jade. Either way, yes, gimme!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DNWEFT2SVBX5T3NPMROQCT4U2U jennyv

      Love it, full stop. It’s crisp, clean and ladylike.

    • Mary229

      I think the dress and her great body are in. She is slim without ever being too thin. She is natural and pretty.

      But a retro bold red lip and that gorgeous hair styles in retro waves would have taken this from pretty to hot. She has the goods. She just refuses to use them.

    • Trisha26

      In. She looks very nice if a little stiff. Like the hair & makeup. 

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

      Agree about the hair—especially since her hair is gorgeous—but overall a great showing from Sister James. IN!

    • Jessi03

      I really like it.  It looks lovely on her, and I covet the earrings.

    • tereliz

      IN! Sure, I’d love to see her knock it out of the park every so often, but she always looks good to me. 

    • butterflysunita

      A small IN, but she just looks so ordinary.  I agree that one problem is the hair–the whole look would be prettier and more interesting if she did something different with her hair.  

      • sweetestsith

         I kind of wish she’d done the models hair. Its pretty and a little interesting without being fussy or overdone. We’d still see those lovely earrings too. Ah well.

    • Judy_S

      In, just in. Love her in almost anything so my vote probably should not count. But I think this looks nice for what I assume is a relaxed function.

    • Jangle57

      I say IN but those shoes look like the footwear equivalent of waterboarding

    • OrigamiRose

      I’d steal this look head to toe.  IN

    • Introspective

      Classic and chic will never not be IN. so while nothing revolutionary is happening, good silhouette and good fit makes this work.

    • stagmania

      IN. Love the earrings especially.

    • Cathy S

      In. I like the dress and the earrings.

    • http://twitter.com/SillyGrrlJen Silly Grrl

      I say IN. I think it’s a very pretty look. 

    • crash1212

      IN. But the tight hair has to go.

    • http://twitter.com/LouisaEdwards Louisa Edwards

      In, I guess. But man, those shoes look painful for being so low-impact.

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      In. She looks cute.

    • afabulous50

      IN – love the earrings..

    • mmc2315

      Not my style, but clearly hers.  IN.

      I LOVE the earrings.  Want.

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      lower case in.  needs more color- a chunky bracelet and/or a clutch.  and with all the shoes in the world available, why choose plain black pumps?

    • http://twitter.com/JackieDiOrio Jacqueline DiOrio

      In, but I agree there’s something off about the look. Maybe it’s the hair? Wish she’d go back to that firey red, too.

    • http://www.facebook.com/RocketStarling Ashley Ellen Wilson

      IN. Love the polka dots

    • Vickiefantastico

      It’s a quiet in for me. Nothing to write home about, but she looks pretty. The hair is a bit severe perhaps, but otherwise, I have no complaints.

    • vintagion

      IN! Chic and lovely. And the earrings add a nice pop, as do the polka dots. I wouldn’t say daring by any means, but safe and chic.

    • chitowndg

      In.  Ditto T-Lo.

    • Sara__B

      IN, even though the dress and her bun are both too tight.

    • nannypoo

      IN from me, although her hair is too tight.

    • filmcricket

      A small in. The dress is cute, the earrings are fab, the shoes are disappointing but not heinous.

      She’s another one who would really benefit from bucking the Hollywood rule that all women must have long, flowing locks. Shoulder-length, or even shorter, and wavy would suit her much better.

    • Monday1900

      I love the dress but she should ditch the Eva Peron hairstyle.  Earrings are pretty too. 

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I like this better than some other things I’ve seen her in, but I totally agree on the hair.  It’s too severe for her girl-next-door face.  Still, a qualified In.

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

      IN! I am in love. So much so that I want to push her down and steal everything she has on. 

    • Tatiana Luján

      Love the dress, hate the shoes, love the earrings, hair is ok.

    • Merneith

      In, but only because the dress is so good. You’re right about the hair and accessorizing.

    • Janet B

      Change out the jewelry (and shoes) throw on a jacket and she could probably wear it in an office. Doesn’t she usually go tight or mermaid with her hair?

      Out.

    • Nariya

      In, although elements could be better and it doesn’t look very California. The earrings are key.  The dress is cute and well-fitted (could have easily gone wonky with the boob-pleats); she looks very pretty and very… her.  The shoes are boring and kind of violently high, but they’re not bad per se. Hair’s also a bit too severe, but again not bad per se.  The only thing is that she doesn’t really look like she’s in Santa Barbara; this more says Upper East Side or something to me, but oh well. She looks good anyway.  

    • http://twitter.com/lolacestmoi Veronika Kaufmann

      business: perfect one word description. We are surprised she doesn’t carry a clipboard or a steno pad. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Z2CUJA7CJI3M7MUMQOVJDB3XQ Christine

      IN because we grade on a curve.

    • TSkot

      She looks great!  IN

    • http://twitter.com/chylde chylde

      Cute but office wear, not red carpet

    • christinewithanx

      IN, Totally adorable! However:

      Dear Miss Amy,

      It’s okay to wear your hair down even though you didn’t wash it. We can’t smell it from here and if that’s really bothering you, dry shampoo is great.

      Love, me 

      P.S. My hair smells like bacon right now but you can’t smell it…see?

    • rissa42210

      In on the earrings alone.

    • B_C_J

      Perhaps she doesn’t take a lot of chances with regard to her clothes but I love the fact that she always looks polished and feminine.  The fit is perfection, the earrings are a terrific jolt of color, the make up is light and very pretty, the shoes are killer, and she is deploying the best accessory – a dazzling smile.  IN

    • http://profiles.google.com/luv2birdie Elana Bryan

      Love this – definitely an IN!! And peplums…love ‘em or hate ‘em, they are baaaack

    • teensmom99

      I’m giving this an OUT and surprising myself since usually I think things are In even if they are no where near WERQ territory. But this just doesn’t do anything for her.  The dress is a fine dress and the cut is not bad for her.  But I think the colors are all wrong.  They could look so great on someone with dramatic coloring and AA has colors that look fantastic on her–but this just doesn’t work. And the styling doesn’t help. So I’m being harsh and giving her an out.

    • Call me Bee

      This is an IN for me.  Very classic and chic and she looks pretty good here.  It does make her look a bit matronly, though, like she’s the lead in a 60s Hitchcock movie. 

      • luciaphile

        I thought that too, but that’s why I love it. I actually love the hair. It’s the shoes that are scary. But still this is an IN for me.

    • mjude

      a retro IN

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

      She looks really pretty, natural, and relaxed. Clearly, she feels comfortable and that vibe alone can take you pretty far. Shoes look horrible, though — and painful, to boot.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I’m giving her an IN because I’m always critical of her on the RC, but there are a few pictures there where she has a very genuine and relaxed-looking smile — the key word being relaxed. It’s the most relaxed I’ve ever seen her. (I still wish she’d take her hand off her hip once in a while!)

    • peacockprincess

      In–It’s a pretty and chic dress even if the hair could you softening.  Amy can really rock a princess dress which she unfortunately avoids far too much.  Probably trying to escape the “Enchanted” mold. 

    • ojosazules

        In.

    • http://www.facebook.com/henry.maler Henry Maler

      IN. Cute enough to get by. Nice jewelry too.

    • karena10

      In, but more of an ‘it’s okay’ kind of in than an ‘it’s wonderful!!’ in.

    • RebeccaKW

      In.  I wish she had on different shoes, but she looks great.

    • random_poster

      In.  Looks fab. Love the earrings. If she’s not trained in ballet, I hope she has a minion who rubs her feet after that feat.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      In.  Adorable.

    • sweetestsith

      In! It’s crisp, clean, pretty, and suits her. Love the earrings, don’t mind the shoes, hair & makeup are pretty (not perfect for the look, but pretty). Overall, I actually like it much much more than her usual. I think it has a bit more omph (for her), and business-y or not, I love that. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1230057270 Allie Carter

      Sweet fancy moses those shoes look painful.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aboutelle Ashleigh Boutelle

      Is it weird that I can’t stop looking at her feet and how painful it looks to have the top of ones foot SO pushed forward?? 

    • procrastinatrice

      Very IN, except for the shoes, which suck. I actually think the hair works with this outfit and makes her look sophisticated. 

    • formerlyAnon

      In.

      Though I nearly had to abstain due to prevention-of-cruelty-to-humans concerns when I saw the pitch on those shoes. There are high heels and then there are walking-on-tiptoe heels. Toe shoes are probably more comfortable. (Well. Maybe.)

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

      IN! I love this on her and it’s got a bit more visual interest that her usual outfits.

    • Fordzo

      She reminds me of Renee Zellweger in the way she dresses.

    • MilaXX

      OUT! {{YAWN}}
       I’m bored.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

      In. I only hate the hair. I love the pop of color with the earrings, and I’m a sucker for polka dots.

    • alyce1213

      IN. Simply.

    • maggiemaybe

      I think it’s an IN (mostly because I love those earrings!) but that torture bun has got to go.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      I give this one a resounding MEH. Don’t care enough to vote it in or out. Nice earrings but I am so sick of heels that high – they must be sponsored by the burgeoning chiropody movement.

    • appliquer

      In – love the simplicity. But I do wonder if the celebs will be pulling out the sweaters in July.

      • libraangel

        Have you ever noticed that in photos celeb moms are always wearing coats/sweaters while their poor kids are sleeveless? Why is this?!

    • prettybigkitty

      IN.  Not a thing wrong with this look.  Not stunning, but it does the job!

    • kolokOlchik

      In.  She’s gorgeous and I wish she would embrace it!

    • MissFern

      In.  Extra credit for the earrings.

    • MissAmynae

      In. better played.

    • Adrienne Melton

      Does anyone else here think the shoes are too small?  Besides looking like torture to wear, it appears that her toes are over the front.  But then again, could be the angle of the photo.  

      It is one of my peeves for girls to have their hooves curling over their shoes.  There is no sense in not having shoes that actually fit!

      • libraangel

        I actually wish the platforms-trend goes away. It makes the feet look huge/Minnie Mouse. They are coming out with pointy pumps which probably kill more when walking, but – they look so much better.

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

      IN-she looks great except for that severe hair with this dress.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      In for the polka’s and the earrings, out for the excruciating looking shoes…the in’s take it…

    • rumcg66

      I think this deserves an IN.

    • Lilithcat

      IN.

      I love that dress.

    • MaryanneGirl

      It may not be out of the park, but I think she looks chic, lovely, and especially love those earrings! In!

    • CatherineRhodes

      OUT. No points for mediocrity.

    • Stubenville

      Sorry, all I can see is “1,001 Dalmatians.”

    • kimmeister

      IN!

    • mhleta

      IN. I love that the polkadots are actually ink splots when you look closer. Also, the earrings are splendid. She’s got a great shape, which is about the best accessory a woman can have. She knows what works for her, and that’s something that quite a few people don’t get. 

    • Synnamin

      IN. Love those earrings!

    • librarygrrl64

      Is there a “Meh” option? No? Okay, a mild “In,” then.

    • trisker

      IN.  She looks pretty and not dull.

    • Valerie Jones

      IN. She rocks it old school. It must be a sign of my age that I adore the sight of a very good actress appearing in public perfectly groomed and behaving with class.

    • Terrible_Person

      Out, I’m sad to say it. I could have probably given her an in if she had a less severe hairstyle, would have softened the whole look. But hey, great earrings!

    • Kristy Evans

      IN. I am a sucker for polka dots. Those shoes look painful, though.

    • ashtangajunkie

      IN. I love the dress, and she looks great in it.

    • PrunellaV

      She looks fine. IN. I’m trying and failing to imagine her as Janis Joplin, however.

      • Mary229

        I think she’s too pretty to play Joplin but a great actress who can do anything. So who knows. I do think she would have killed it as Grace Kelly and I’m still pissed that Nicole Kidman was cast in the movie and she wasn’t as Adams often resembles Nicole Kidman circa 10 years ago before the botox.

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

      In! I love her emeralds as much as she does, and I agree she needs to lighten up on the hair. But she wanted to show off those bangles. 

    • unbornfawn

      IN. She looks fine. There is nothing inherently wrong with the look to deserve an out. It is a nice dress, that fits her and suits her well. She needs to step the styling up a notch. Her severe hair was the first thing I noticed. It is all just a little bland.

    • stubbornthoughts

      IN. She looks lovely.

    • Kenisha Hill Phillips

      In. Lovely.

    • Judy_J

      IN. It’s not the most exciting thing I’ve seen today, but it’s pretty and she wears it well.

    • http://twitter.com/BigBearSpeaks Big Bear

      In. And when she’s finished typing up my reports she can go pick up my drycleaning.

    • oohsparkley!

      In. Painfully high heels can die.

    • altalinda

      In.

    • melanie0866

      OUT.  Because she’s wearing a white sleeveless dress in February.  Do none of these people have calendars?

    • Belvane

      In, other than the Barbie shoes. Gorgeous earrings, nice play on the dot theme of the dress.

    • libraangel

      Not bad, but not good either – too safe. I want to give her a IN, but the green earrings force me to give her an OUT

    • subwaycars

      I love the dress but the hair ruins the entire look for me. OUT

    • SophieCollier

      In. This is fine.  Like you say, nothing amazing going on here, but she looks nice.

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

      IN. Chic.

    • demidaemon

      IN. My only quibbles have to do with the above the neck styling. I find the pairing of those earrings and that hair unappealing and somewhat unattractive. It looks like her head is about to pop off. Still, an adorable dress with great shoes. She (mostly) looks cute.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001998855370 Fatima Siddique

      In. Mostly because she knows she looks good. 

    • greyhoundgirl

      It’s all a little severe, though I like the outfit.  “Business-like” is a good description.  But it’s not really bad so I would say IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1531695734 Melinda Mary

      IN, love it and totally agree about the hair. 

    • LaSylphide

      In.  Love the dress, and it looks good on her.  Love the earrings.  Don’t care for those ultra high heels, mainly because there is no way to walk gracefully in them, and they aren’t very flattering to anyone’s legs.  I like her hair; she’s got a low enough forehead that she doesn’t look like a basketball.

    • bd73

      in. love the fit and the pattern. not sure about the shoes. why do they have to be ugly super-platforms? the chunk of the sole takes away the simple chic it would otherwise have. everyone go back to being your own height.

    • Verascity

      I think this is one of her best looks. IN.

    • conniemd

      In, simple classic chic without being boring due to being a print. An updated look from a heroine in a Hitchcock film.

    • margaret meyers

      In.  I don’t think she is a clotheshorse by nature.  She usually looks quite good, but she doesn not have that element that takes her into the best, so adjust your expectation and enjoy how good she does look.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Can’t complain. IN.

    • Louise Bryan

      In.  Polished almost to the point of shiny.

    • barbarienne

      Eh, I’m not gonna penalize the woman for looking a little dull. The sleeveless top keeps it from being totally staid.

      Since HBC is graded on the scale of her personal style, loopy as it may be, we can do no less for Ms. Amy and her classic simplicity. It’s not exciting, but in an office setting (other than the fashion industry) this would be more chic than anything anyone else is wearing. If I walked into a meeting wearing this, everyone would say, “Wow, you’re all dressed up today.”

      Also, I like the earrings. Even though I categorically hate peplums, this gets a modest IN from me.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2P2ANLRZ6YAVGONA36I2AQJYGI VicD

      In. Just for rocking those ridiculous heels with such aplomb.  I like the fit, neckline, earrings and hair too.

    • kittenwithaquip

      Is it bad that I read “Amy Adams: In or Out?” and think, “Amy Adams? Out.” I don’t even feel like I have to look anymore, and it’s not like I have that Irrational Hate thing with her. It’ just that no matter what she wears, she looks uncomfortable in some way. I don’t know if she is just someone who feels uncomfortable with fashion (like the PTA Mom set who default to sweater sets and comfy shoes) or if she can’t find a stylist who *gets* her. Almost everything she gets photographed in immediately dials back to milquetoast.

      So that would be a verbose-as-fuck OUT from me, just because the is no “In with a *yawn*” option.

      • Mary229

        I think it’s that she’s a normal pretty woman who didn’t come from privileged Hollywood parents or a wealthy background–grew up with basically nothing—-didn’t become famous until she was 30 years old and still is someone who would rather be noticed for her talent than for posing for her a camera.   I don’t think it’s that she’s uncomfortable, I think it’s that she’s legit DIFFERENT than alot of the other women in Hollywood.  It may not be “cool” for fashion but I find it refreshing in terms of who she is as a person.

    • Emmyllou

      ummmmmmm . . . no. Out.

    • http://twitter.com/Eovaai Eovaai

      In. The earrings and shape of this dress are pretty great. I agree about the hair, though.

    • quiltrx

      IN I really like it–she looks pretty and put-together.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2LIE6ISFQUBIAO7OB6U5TAVXXQ Depot'er

      want to say out, but no real reason to so IN. Is she that short? on the model this looked better/sleeker.
      not wild about the traffic reflector earings tho.

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

      IN – and i love the earrings!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ENBX3563Q4ZNCVRGSJVFIB7OAA Thom

      Very cute! I love the earrings, and love the dress. I don’t love the black satin peeptoes, nor do I love her hair or eyeliner, but I can abide. IN.

    • kikisayshi

      Completely IN. She looks adorable and classic. Although I don’t know why she always wears such high heels – how does she walk?

    • zelavie

      IN!  Totally cute, and I love the earrings.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      A less severe hairdo would have taken this out of power secretary-land, but still, she looks pretty and the earrings are killer.  You can’t fault a girl for simple, shapely, pretty, and classic.  IN.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      IN! I think it’s a great little dress!

    • Anniebet

      IN for me… mostly. Nice earrings, like the bodice and little peplum. Not nuts about the Dalmatian print. But for heaven’s sake, the shoes. The shoes. Too freaking high for those feet. Bet she needed a foot massage.

    • Mazenderan

      It is sort of pretty, but her hair is much too severe.  Plus, I think white can be problematic on pale complexions

    • http://twitter.com/jeremiahcapz Jeremiah Capacillo

      IN

    • decormaven

      In, but I wish she had chosen a jade ring as an accent to those earrings. They are stunning!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VWVJVYZJCTXSQJA4E5PNEZLJA4 Jessica

      In. If she’d had a ponytail gently resting on one shoulder it would have mitigated the severity of her hair.

    • fursa_saida

      Seriously, I just want to sneak up to her and pull out the pins or whatever it is that’s holding her hair up and then scurry away. It would be ten times better, and the color contrast between her hair and the earrings would be gorgeous.

      But she’s still IN. That’s a great dress for her.

      • libraangel

        She looks too secretarial with that hair

    • Carly Warnock

      She wears a lot of things that seem to have a business-like feel. I think part of the problem with this is she is a bit v-shaped so it makes her look at bit broad at the shoulder… still it’s an IN for me.

    • l_c_ann

      In.

      What a great dress for the coast of California in February.

    • jw_ny

      Not sure why this is an IN or OUT because, for Amy, this is very good….so, obvi IN.

      I dislike her earrings tho.  I like her hair better like this than when she does the mermaid, but still a softer look would be better.  I love to see her with a styled shoulder length cut.

    • marilyn

      In.  She looks great.  The hair is too severe, but overall, it does not compete with the dress. 

      The fabric for this dress is problematic.  At some point in time, the fabric with big dots with little dribbles of the same color randomly strewn throught would have been called ‘seconds’.  They would have been sent to the mill end sale and sold for a song.  But, here you have a fabric manufacturer appealing to the desire of a designer to conjure up something to make up an innovative au currant look. So, they take the fabric second, and use a real sales pitch to present it as deliberate, an artsy-fartsy print (‘the new look’), and someone bought into it.  Voila!  the manufacturer got full price for the fabric.

      If that is not what happened, and someone deliberately designed this fabric, then we are all in trouble.

      • libraangel

        Thank you for pointing out the dribbles. I didn’t notice them while scrolling down, but they are horrible, and I think this moves her into the Out category.

    • spooki C

      Dress and shoes- IN.
      Hair and makeup- OUT.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N3A4UWYDKH3VB4SMNYXZNOMIZE yahoo-N3A4UWYDKH3VB4SMNYXZNOMIZE

      It’s a little secretarial, but still IN worthy.

    • guest2visits

      This is a pretty look; but why do I think the dress is on the edge of looking too old for her?  Still an in.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1133424434 Maria McGarry

      In. She looks pretty, and I she looks like she knows this works.

    • boweryboy

      OUT. 

      It’s like a sexier version of a suit my mother had when she was in her late 40s during the 1980s.

    • Mexxoo

      IN

    • Anathema_Device

      In. I don’t like the hair, but the dress looks fantastic on her. I’m a whore for polka dots, so there’s that.

    • http://twitter.com/Lily1129 Lily

      IN. I think she looks really pretty and I love the bit of green in the earrings.

    • momogus

      In. It fits well, is appropriate for the occasion, and she looks very pretty. What more do you need?

    • Boricua in Texas

      I like it and I like her.  She looks pretty and approachable and not like she is trying too hard. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/claudeth.forbin Claudeth Forbin

      In, think she looks great

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      In.

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

      IN.

    • http://www.facebook.com/CameronETurner Cameron Turner

      In!  This is a great dress!

    • Noelle Haland

      Definitely IN. I love everything but the hair.

    • neofashionista

      IN
      I think she looks GREAT!

    • UglyTalents

      IN — I have to say, I think she looks kind of knockout-ish here. I like the graphic quality of the dress and the green earrings. Everything fits and looks appropriate. … Also I just think she’s so cute. Though I agree the hair could be softer and prettier. 

    • Jessica O’Connell

      IN, the hair’s a bit severe, as you said, but the look is flattering and put together overall. I, too, love the earrings!

    • Alyssa

      In. I’d prefer more fun shoes, and slightly looser hair, but I like this look for her overall. I want those earrings.

    • Patricia Gillett

      IN, not everyone is Lucy Lui. Amy looks polished and comfortably, which seems to be her goal. 

    • Laurie Bergman

      IN. A fresh and spring-y look overall. I must possess those earrings.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Inês-Martins/100000345906318 Inês Martins

      in for me!

    • Alison Jimenez

      IN – she always looks chic!

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

      Out. Secretarial.

    • RocknRollmom

      IN–Cannot disagree re any shoe comments, but she looks simply elegant, classy which are not often evident on the RC.  Yay, Amy. 

    • butter nut

      IN, but if she had a softer up-do, this could have been a werq

    • KatrinaAtienza

      IIIIIIIN!

    • RzYoung

      Defo IN. I can’t out a print like that although I think the hair is a little severe. The earrings are great!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nick-Pilgrim/565448647 Nick Pilgrim

      I’m too scared to say anything since she gave Philip Seymour Hoffmann a handie in THE MASTER.  

    • littlemac8

      IN!  She looks chic and pulled together if not inspirational.  Gorgeous earrings which are too dressy for the rest of her look here.  Those beauties should be paired with a gorgeous gown.