IN or OUT: Emma Stone in Gucci

Posted on February 18, 2013

Emma Stone is beloved and you can always count on a vigorous defense of her from the Bitter Kittens, no matter how poorly or oddly she is dressed. On the other hand, the Kittens also have little patience for big puffy, extraneous things that will only get in the way when a kitten wants to light a cigarette or down a shot or tongue kiss a stranger. Peeing is a big criterion in the Kitten world too, as in, “How is she going to pee in that thing?” Although we can assure you, celebrities rarely ever lift their skirts and pee on the red carpet anymore, so it’s not much of a consideration as far as we’re concerned.

Anyway, what we’re trying to say here is, this series of pictures will provide quite the challenge for the Bitter Kittens. Do some stretching and limbering to get yourself warmed up, because you’re gonna have to work to love this one (or not):

Emma Stone attends the premiere of ‘The Croods’ during the 63rd Annual Berlinale International Film Festival in a black Gucci dress with puffy sleeves paired with Christian Louboutin pumps, Jamie Wolf earrings, and Graziela Gems rings.

Gucci Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Daria Strokous

But we kind of love it, we have to say. It’s got that slightly retro-mod feel that really suits her. Even if she does look alarmingly like a healthy, well-adjusted version of Lindsay Lohan in some of these shots. Can’t say we’re in love with the makeup. The hair’s kind of cute, though.

We just think a dress like this is something our more vocal kittens are not inclined to defend. Having said that, you’ll all prove us wrong now. Enough predicting. Let’s hear it:



Vote Now!


IN! She’s an adorable mod moppet!


OUT! Puffy-sleeved nightmare of a Frankendress!

The Kittens managed to overcome their dislike of the visible granny panty, voting Michelle Williams’ version of it IN.


[Photo Credit: Away!, Pixplanete/PR Photos,]

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  • VioletFem

    OUT. This might, maybe work if the sleeves were less puffy. As it is, especially with that unusually harsh make up, the whole look just doesn’t work. 

    • Agreed, those giant sleeves throw the proportions way off and her make up is cray cray.

      • Cray Cray indeed.  Not digging the dress + hate the makeup + hair can stay = OUT

  • frannyprof

    She is unrecognizable in some of the shots, which is not a good thing.

    • giving kind of a LiLo face, no? that is NEVER a good idea…

    •  I thought it was Sienna Miller – and that is NOT a compliment.  OUT.  Just for the hideous bright pink lips alone – OUT!  Shoes – bad, hair – bad, dress – bad.  Makeup – worse than bad.

      • lindsmh

         Yep. I see Sienna Miller in every shot. Especially the second one. I think it’s the Barbie pink lipstick. OUT

        • missnutkin

          absolutely but it only really hit me with the second shot – the medium close up where she is looking straight at the camera – sienna miller

      • Aurumgirl

        Me too–Sienna Miller in that really poor cover issue of Vogue a few years back, where they didn’t bother to have anyone do her hair.  Also:  how is this dress different from the pink one Molly Ringwald wears in Pretty In Pink, except it’s black?  Same idea, different execution.  

        • Jessica Rowe

          I really thought it was Sienna Miller too! I don’t mind this.  It’s inoffensive to me. IN.

  • VicksieDo

    IN: except for the makeup, and she’s not selling this look.  Her expression does NOT say “I’m killing it, bow down!”

    • NinaBoo

      I can’t believe I’m writing this but she needs to pose better. In this pix it looks like she’s thinking, “What will the Bitter Kittens vote?”

      • VicksieDo

        Right, sometimes the celeb just sells the crap out of whatever they’re wearing because you see they feel fantastic in it and confident.  I think this dress is really great, but she’s not giving the same vibe!

  • Love it except for the pink lipstick. Wish she would have done a sassier shoe.  IN

    • Hell Yes, I Would!

      I don’t HATE the pink lipstick. I HATE that it is drawn so far above her natural lip line. It looks like what my sister and I did as kids on Easter morning with the Robin’s Eggs candy. Draw ridiculously large pastel pink lips on our faces.

  • clatie

    Oh, dear.  OUT.  She looks like I did when, as a child,  I used to buy old formals from the church rummage sale to play dress up.  

  • MissAnnieRN

    Out and I hate her lipstick and her shiny forehead is distracting to me.  Emma – fire your makeup gay and hire a new one. You’re too pretty to have flashbulbs reflecting off your forehead.  Also, I had that lipstick in the 6th grade.

  • Love it!

  • elemspbee

    In. I like it. she’s pulling off this dress.

    The face, not so sure. She looks a bit washed on the top half of her face then fell into pink lipstick on the second half of her face. 

  • My first reaction is “Oh god no.” But I think I actually like it. Mod works incredibly well for her and this definitely has a mod undertone. Love the pink lip and the hair. In!

  • That’s a smashing dress, but her make-up and hair do not do her any favors in it.  Her lipstick color is, quite frankly, horrific.  but I’ll give her a qualified IN just for wearing such an interesting dress.

  • mjude


  • Amazing dress, the hair, makeup and shoes were the wrong choice. 

  • Deac82

    Love the unusual silhouette–its different but still flattering.  The negative space at the shoulders and the sheerness of the sleeves give it a lightness.

  • greymain

    Although I HATE the lip color…love the rest! IN

    • DinaSews

      Agreed.  IN!

    • gsk241

       My thoughts exactly!  Love the dress and the hair, but the lip color is just wrong.  Still an IN for me, though.

  • jerseyginger

    She’s looking a little…Lindsay Lohan-ish? Makeup is making her look a little strung out and slightly bigger hair would have been nice. Feeling the dress, it’s fun. …and I just noticed the LL mention, reading is fundamental.

  • lizajane1776

    Out. Even though she looks better in it than the model does-the smaller section of mesh works to avoid the droopy boob look-I just don’t think this works. Probably it is her too soft coloring. She needs drama-RED!

  • IN! I love it (Even though it does weird things to her proportions)! And even though I loathe the fluorescent lipstick, and think her forehead looks a tad shiny. Hair is fine, and shoes are perfect for such a busy dress.

    And is it just me, or does she look a tad bit like Julie Bowen or Sienna Miller in these photos? I didn’t get LiLo, but she definitely doesn’t look like herself.

  • Love it, hate the lipstick color, but i think she doesn’t embrace the look! 

  • Oh so very Out. from her too pink lips to the insane proportions of that nasty frock, Out.

  • teensmom99

    IN and all the more n because it’s unexpected on her.  Not her obvious look and I wouldn’t want to see her like this all the time–but a fun diversion and oh my what legs!

  • BrooklynBomber

    I kind of love it, too. It’s sort of ridiculous, I it’s awfully cute. IN   (That pink lipstick’s gotta go, though.)

  • jw_ny

    IN …like it for being interesting and a bit unconventional.

    She’s not selling it tho, which those sleeves need to be sold! Her arms are just hanging awkwardly and she doesn’t seem to know what do do with her legs/feet.  Hate her lipstick.  

  • Diego!

    As soon as I saw the first picture, I knew it. OUT!

  • Nariya

    Out. But at least it’s easy to pee in. 

  • I don’t hate it, but she looks so washed out from the neck up. I think I’m leaning toward OUT (I still love you, Emma).

  • luluransom

    Love it. Lipstick too pink, don’t love the hair, but LOVE the shoes. Big IN from me.

  • When she’s standing with her arms at an angle, I don’t hate it, but when she’s standing with her arms straight down, the sleeves look like a natural defense mechanism designed to make her appear larger to predators. The pink lipstick is just a defense mechanism to prevent anything good from approaching her face area, though. Horrible.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Oh, no no no.  No.  Love Miss Emma, but I don’t love Miss Emma dressed in a big poufy misstep, no matter how fabulous she generally is.

  • I actually don’t have a problem with the dress (even though I thought that entire Gucci collection was more or less hideous), but the hair and makeup are awful. Or I should say, the hair COLOR and makeup. If she’s going to insist on being blonde, this is not her shade.

  • marigi

    IN IN IN I love it. Chic, different, not the usual transparencies.

  • rumcg66

    I love the dress, and I think that overall she’s working it, so I’ll give it an IN. I pretty  much hate everything above the neck, though. Her makeup is horrible and if she has to be blonde, couldn’t she at least have it be a softer color? Everything about the color, style and makeup is aging her.

  •  (But I would say IN)

  • alyce1213

    Weird dress.  It’s quite eye-catching, but ultimately doesn’t work.  

    Either the sleeves or the sheer beehive bodice, not both.
    So OUT, but not terribly. Her lipstick is ridiculous, by the way.

  • Alexina04

    The dress is IN but what is up with her face?? I can’t really put my finger on it but I know I’m creeped out. She could work this dress a million times better with different hair and makeup.

  • Those sleeves are uuuuuug-leeeeee.  They’re the only thing I don’t like about the look, though, so I’ll drag myself over the hill of “meh” and give her an IN.

  • OUT. She’s made herself look like Sienna Miller. Which is not a bad thing of itself, but when you’re Emma Stone in your own right, such a decision is highly questionable.

    • call_me_schmeg

      sienna miller was my first thought, too! that second pic of her especially, with the chin down and pursed lips. i dunno. i do have a soft spot for emma and i like weird things. i give it a begrudging IN. 

  • Czarina5 Czarina5

    Zous bisou bisou IN — channeling Megan Draper?!

  • The dress looks adorable on her.  Her face looks too wan.  Red lipstick would have been the way to go. I think this is an “in” with a bullet about the makeup. BTW the fact that she has no hosiery on means going to the potty would be a breeze in this dress.  It’s gross to think about, but I’m not the one who brought up the subject!

  • Tamara Hogan

    With different sleeves, the dress could be killer. 

  • LongTall_Sally

    IN for a dress with an interesting silhouette that isn’t unflattering.  The lipstick burns my retinas, though.

  • KayEmWhy

    OUT. Proportionally she’s too short for those sleeves, it overwhelms her. The makeup is a big NO too.

  • Annabelle Archer

    OUT. Her metamorphosis from sultry red head to lolly pop head blonde is a major disappointment.  Also, it’s a puffy sleeved nightmare.

  • RzYoung

    I didn’t realise how fussy us Bitter Kittens were! I don’t really have any problems with this dress other than she really looks like Sienna Miller and that can’t have been the goal? IN I vote.

  • IN.  I think the dress is cute and the hair is fun but I loathe LOATHE that lipstick.  You don’t have to go 60’s literal when rocking a 60’s inspired frock.  

  • BayTampaBay


    Loose the puffy seelevs and it would be a winner!

  • In. It’s not the strangest silhouette we’ve ever seen, and it works on her. 

  • mmc2315

    The make-up is simply a deal breaker for me.  It’s really, really bad.  The dress and shoes cannot make up for it.


  • MaryanneGirl

    Maybe it’s because I haven’t had my coffee, but to quote Downton: “Good god in heaven.” That’s like a satanic beekeeper. OUT!!!

  • OUT – and not just because she’s going to get hummus on the sleeves. Having the fullness *there* makes her looks scrawny.

    On the other hand, if she is intentionally cosplaying Kate Bosworth…

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Anyone else terrified of the giant Nicolas Cage head over her shoulder in the second-to-last pic?

  • conniemd

    In – The dress is eye-catching and makes her look flirty kittenish (as opposed to bitter).

  • Ruth Preston

    The dress, while it’s sort of ’60s mod, makes her look like she’s slouching. OUT.

    Also: raise your hand if you had Wet n’ Wild #505 in your makeup arsenal back in the day.

  • TippiH

    She’s rail thin, so I hope she’s got a turkey sandwich in one sleeve and Fritos in the other

  • I love the oddness and the playfulness of this dress. I hate her makeup with a big heavy hate, but I can’t vote ‘out’ just for makeup when the dress is so fun.


  • Judy_S

    In, though the lipstick is ugly. I like the dress on her. 

  • GorgeousThings

    OUT. Hate her as a blonde, hate the dress, hate the makeup. OUT OUT OUT.

    She can keep the shoes.

  • I like it – but I’ve always had a soft spot for puffy sleeves.

  • I am leaning to IN. This would look fabulous on JLo.

  • TAGinMO

    Close call, but a narrow IN. It would probably be a narrow OUT if not for the one shot in which she has her arms bent. That really shows off the organza pirate sleeves in their best light. Reminds me a bit of Hathaway’s Givenchy dress that Everybody But TLo And A Small BK Contingent hated; it really only looked right when she had her arms akimbo.

    Anyway, Emma really does retro well, although I hate the shade of pink on her lips. And I think it’s the shiny face that’s causing shades of Lohan here, so better powder is a MUST going forward.

  • filmcricket

    Out. I’m not wild about the dress, but I think a Blanchett or, dare I say it, a Hathaway could really sell it. Emma’s not doing anything to make it work, and her make-up is terrible.  

  • I have no opinion on Emma Stone. This dress is awful and I hate the scraped back hair. OUT.

  • AuntieAnonny

    You spelled “Sienna Miller” wrong. OUT.

  • All I can think of are bumblebees, returning to the hive. OUT for me. 

  • jilly_d

    OUT. Those sleeves take a fabulous dress into nightmare territory, and the makeup is atrocious. Emma, it is NEVER ok to look like LiLo.

  • MilaXX

    OUT! This is not her dress. This dress requires someone who can work it on the RC. Emma’s just kind of awkwardly standing there. Couple that with horrible makeup and the odd coloring in her hair & this just doesn’t work. I like the dress, but Emma needs to pack it up and send this to somebody like Lucy Lui.

  • Pebbles Flintstone goes couture.

  • Pink lipstick should be outlawed.  It makes grown women look like 6 year olds playing dress-up.

  • tonibaloney

    OUT. Without the ridiculous sleeves, it could be alright, but as it is? No.

  • Catiline

    Oh this is OUT on so many levels.  I’m not crazy about the dress but it’s the makeup and hair that truly take this into the disaster zone.  That lipstick, brrr.

  • Conditonal IN. Love the dress and hair, hate the boring boring BORING shoes and  shiny makeup 

  • hmatz

    No. No, no.  The dress is interesting, but unfortunately, I don’t think she’s pulling it off. Her make up isn’t particularly flattering (oy vey, with the pink), and while her hair is a nice idea, I don’t think it suits this look. Emma, I love you, but this is a mega-out for me.

  • I thing she looks great.  In, in in.  There is a retro feel that works for her.  And you are right, she does look like a healthy, younger lindsay lohan.

  • gabbilevy

    OUT. Which is too bad, because a decent makeup and softer hair probably could have sold this.

  • PastryGoddess

    Oh No no no no


    THis dress should only be deployed on someone with PhD level fashion wearing skill.  Emma is still working on her Masters

  • crash1212

    IN. I love that dress. LOVE. Can’t tell if it’s the hair I don’t like or the make-up – one of them is making my eye twitch. I think it’s the make-up. Still IN….I love that dress.

  •  sigh.  she’s still an in for me.  she just gives me such a lady boner.

  • OUT. The sleeves are horrific, but I don’t even think she looks like herself. Also, hot pink lipstick should be burned and never resurrected. Ever.

  • love <3 IN IN 

  • Targettaste

    A look that brings to mind ANY version of Lindsay Lohan is an automatic OUT.

  • AViewer44

    Adorable mod moppet! But eighty-six that lipstick.

  • Out! 
    The hair- Sloppy bun with a bit of the sideburn falling down. EW. The makeup- Florida grandma pink is not your color girl.The dress- Sleeves for the elephantiasis elbows. 

  • Watts

    OUT. The pouf of the sleeves are awful. The lipstick is terrible. And the hair makes her look like she borrowed Nicole Kidman’s botox. 

  • oldbobbydraper

    god, she looks 45 years old.


  • Indigo54

    I actually like the dress – sleeves and all but it looks dumb on Emma.  She’s just not giving up the fierceness the dress demands. 

  • nannypoo

    I don’t hate the dress nearly as much as I hate that lipstick.

  • SugarSnap108

    I think she’s adorable, but oh gawd OUT.  Her lipstick is identical to my great-aunt Katherine’s, and it looks like tiny pirates should be climbing up her sternum.

  • Anne At Large

    Ahahahahahaha. No.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    she lost a bet to elle fanning?

  • Moira MacDougal

    In! HATE the make-up. 

  • IN – although I am conflicted about the sleeves…. but my complete LOVE of the top of the dress somewhat cancels out the whole Popeye-after-he-eats-his-spinach look. The Wet N Wild pink lipstick needs to GO. 

  • Pants_are_a_must

    You said Lindsay Lohan and now I can’t unsee it. This dress is fug. OUT.

  • l_c_ann


    Next to last photo, I wish her hair had had the rectangular thingy that appears to be glued to her head, but isn’t. 

  • Jecca2244

    She’s looking very…Jaime King with that hair.

  • Jangle57

    My first thought was yuck, but as I scrolled down through the pictures, I found it growing on me.  IN


  • In! Love this but she should have done something fun with her hair.

  • Lisa Dugan

    Out mostly because she looks insanely uncomfortable.  Also, the loops of her hair match the loops of her arms/sleeves and it’s a little odd.

  • I hate the makeup, but this is still a major IN for me. This dress shouldn’t work, but it totally does. She looks adorable, except for her face.

  • That awful lipstick managed to make her look like a completely different person

  • IN!

  • random_poster

    I want to like it, but it’s too wonky.  The best shot is the one where her elbows are bent because the proportions are less skewed.  Hair is cute, but the one strand on her left is distracting. Make-up is not cute at all.

    It’s a big old OUT.

  • CrazyAuntie

    Sorry it’s an OUT from me – as much for that lipstick as for the dress.

  • altalinda

    I’m on the fence, which means out.  I like the dress, but the hair tightly pulled back from her face is not attractive, ditto the apparently bare legs and shoes that don’t quite fit right.

  • Out. She is the new Princess Puffysleeves.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I loove the dress and the hair. I think this is a WERQ.
    The makeup looks very ugly here, but I saw some pictures of her in IMDB and it looked good in those pictures. Weird.

  • IN. Love the dress. Do not like the hair and if she was going for retro with the lip, she missed. Should be an almost white pink for a 60’s vibe. The lip colour is out. 

  • In. Love the dress. Dislike the lip color.

  • julnyes

    I like the dress – unusual, but flattering. I am still hoping for her to go back to red, but the hairstyle is cute. I really hate her makeup and the shoes are a non-issue for me. So I guess that makes my vote an IN, but I REALLY HATE THE MAKE-UP!

  • love love love
    triple love
    Especially with the Louboutins and their little slip of red showing

  • unbornfawn

    I really want to like this. But I don’t. It isn’t so much that the dress is a little weird, that is mostly working for me. I think it is the hair is wrong for this look, the pink lipstick is awful, and she desperately needs some kind of hosiery. Her legs look pasty.  OUT.

  • Scarlet39

    OUT.  The dress just isn’t aesthetically pleasing

  • claudemtl777

    Naaaah….doesnt look good on the model or Ms Stone….the sleeves are just weird for the sake of being weird…out

  • afabulous50

    IN…though the lipstick detracts from the look – I love it!

  • I kind of love this dress, too. The makeup has to go, though. Haaaaate that lip color.

  • carolynmo

    Those sleeves have got to go! It’s over-designed. The hair is cute, but that lipstick!!


  • I”m going to give it an IN because she looks great in the dress and is clearly having fun with it. It’s not a wholehearted IN because I can’t get behind shiny faces and no under-eye liner.

  • whats with the hair and makeup? looks like she had a lobotomy with a vacumn cleaner… as to the outfit…the honeycomb is nice, but the sleeves and short short shortness…bleh. Vegas cocktail waitress with a cocaine habit circa 1982. out with a yawn.

  • ghopping

    She looks cute and mod. IN

  • She looks like a wax Victorian doll that was left in the sun too long. Unadulterated hate.

  • Chantry Banks

    IN: Anything that reminds me of the “Rich Man’s Frug” is in. Forever. 

  • Lilithcat

    I am reminded of the Dowager Countess of Grantham’s remark about leg-of-mutton sleeves.

  • I have no problem with the dress, I kind of like it – the large netting in particular. But the make-up is horrifying, and the hair…oh Gordie, the hair. Whomever touched her from the neck up should be run out of Hollywood forever.  

  • PeaceBang

    She’s not quite sure what she’s doing here, but she’s making me it work. IN! The lipstick is awful but the overall look is zany and adorable.

  • frederieke

    Uggggghhh I loved the preview pic when I saw the neckline honeycomb but THOSE SLEEVES. JUST NO. RUINED.

  • Judy_J

    I didn’t like it at first glance, but then I saw the second photo where she has her hands in front of her, ani I kind of love the way it looks, so IN.

  • Hetha Innis

    Love the dress and love it on her. The make-up damn near ruins the whole look though. Wow. 

  • mhleta

    IN from the neck down. The blonde hair and dyed eyebrows really wash her out. She’s got such incredibly gorgeous eyes and they’re actually getting quite lost here. I also HATE that they lined her lips outside of her normal lip line, and the Pepto pink is awful. That’s the part that’s making her look Lohan-ish. 

  • RebeccaKW

    I really love this dress.  It’s different, and flattering.  It’s perfect for Emma-this would look terrible on a curvy girl. 

    I’m not sure how I feel about the hair, b/c the makeup is soooo terrible and distracting.

  • capybara_cafe

    Oh honey, no.

  • JauntyJohn

    Oh dear.  Emma, I love you, but OUT.
    Among other difficulties, I’m afraid this is the kind of outfit which requires constant perfect posture.  And if one is going to where such a thing then… stand up straight, dear.
    I’m hoping the lipstick shade is a problem with my monitor.

  • Peri7473

    On the dress, IN. PLUS, easy to pee in!

  • MzzPants

    Hate the lip color.  Love the dress.  IN.

  • CeeQ

    Not loving the hair or the make-up. Torn about the dress. Those sleeves are perplexing.
    But perplexing isn’t necessarily ugly and it certainly isn’t boring.

  • Sara__B

    OUT. The dress looks like it’s melting off her body, the lipstick is jarring, and the hair is silly. She’s a cutie, but her outfit is not.

  • MissMariRose

    I don’t mind the dress but I’m giving her an OUT because her hair and makeup is so distracting and aging (odd, considering she’s wearing bubble gum pink lipstick).

  • mskgb

    The sleeves and the lipstick render the look an OUT. The sleeves either need to be much more puffy and start higher on the shoulder or much less puffy positioned as they currently are.

  • girliecue

    I could have forgiven the dress, but the hair and lip color gave me the vapors. Emma, you’re supposed to be the good twin! Don’t cross over to the tasteless side!! LiLo can handle it all by herself. The overall look gets a reluctant Out.

  • warnerave

    CHIC! IN!!!

  • lbl


    Sometimes she reminds me of Jessica Biel on the red carpet.

  • Fug.  Out. And I wish she’d go back to her red hair.

  • Elizabeth Silverstein

    OUT. The giant sleeves are a no. 

  • trisker

    I agree with the critiques here but I still say IN.



  • butterflysunita

    OUT.  Don’t like the hair, makeup or dress on her.  On the other hand, I had to look at all the photos and think for a moment before I voted her out.  Which means, I guess, that’s it’s a small out–not particularly egregious.  

  • Renee Mailhiot

    If the sleeves had been slightly toned down from the runway version, and her hair/makeup weren’t so Barbie ballerina, this would be in for me. And I love Emma Stone and everything she wears/does/says (I just wanna be bffs), but I can’t get on board with everything here.

  • Toto Maya

    Out as out can be.

  • mightbewrong

    I actually kinda like the dress on her, but the makeup and hair are killing me.

  • Beardslee

    IN because that is a neat dress OUT because she has been styled into anonymity.  

  • Monabel

    Even the divinely puffy sleeves don’t saves this number. 

  • fashionzombie

    OUT. That dress only works on a runway, maybe an editorial.

  • I LOVE IT. It’s weird, I love it. I loved it at first but then it only grew on me. I wish there was more weirdpretty stuff on the RCs.

  • EEKstl

    IN!  I love this dress, and am not in the least bothered by the cray cray sleeves, which are actually pretty cool.  My biggest beef is with her make-up.  While there is a bit of an homage to 60’s eyeliner, it should have gone further for this look (Adele’s eye makeup comes to mind).  

  • lrhoff

    LOVE this — she looks absolutely adorable!

  • ankali

    OUT, for fuck’s sake. It would be an ugly dress even without the ridiculous sleeves. No wonder she didn’t even bother with finding a better shoe.

  • lrober03

    She needs some lessons on red carpet posing from Anne Hathaway.  If you’re going to wear a dress with arm detail like that, you gotta work the pose.  

  • ConnieBV

    UGH, out. Everything from the neck up is giving me chills. She, like Nicole Kidman, should just stay red. Blonde makes her look embryonic.

  • Valerie Jones

    J’adore.  Mod.  IN. Now sing something in French, darling.

  • carolie_king

    OUT for the hair and the lipstick.  I like the dress.

  • maggiemaybe

    Ugh. That dress is just ugly and the makeup is making her look sallow and shiny. Gotta take a pass on this one.

  • Eh, I don’t hate the dress, but that shade of lipstick is heinous.

  • Julaine Morley

    In. Although the pink lip is atrocious and the look would benefit from hosiery of some kind, the dress is a good choice.

  • larshine

    OUT – I barely got past the hair and makeup before muttering “out out out oh dear god who did that to you?” like a crazy person. I adore Emma but this is barely recognizable in more ways than one. 

  • blue0moon

    I think this is gorgeous! And I Love the hair.  🙂 
    But the pink lipstick?   : /

  • No no, the sleeves are a nightmare and merit an OUT just by themselves. But throw in some ugly makeup and some odd posturing, and there is no argument on the sheer OUTness of it.

  • melanie0866

    1) It fits
    2) No side boob, visible buttcracks, or other obscenities
    3) Her legs look great
    4) It’s not a mini under a long black lace overskirt

  • Cathy S

    The sleeves ruin it. It’s cute otherwise but they are way too puffy. Out.

  • OUT, although less for the dress and more for the terrible hair and makeup. If I didn’t know better, I’d think she was Kate Bosworth, not Emma Stone.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    In. It’s weird and impractical and she looks absolutely adorable in it.

  • SRQkitten


    It looks like a modern morphing of something I wore in the 70’s in junior high – and that is so not meant in any kind of complementary way.

    Also, anything that brings forth the comment of looking like a “healthy, well-adjusted version of LiLo” would have me running (if I were so fortunate to be Ms. Emma) to look for a new stylist. There’s retro but this just isn’t quite making it.


  • demidaemon

    This is hideous. OUT.

  • Belle239

    IN!  I think she looks adorable and I actually love the sleeves on that dress. 

  • procrastinatrice

    I can live with the dress. That lipstick, on the other hand, is making me murderous. 

  • Stubenville

    Princess puffy sleeves.

    And her eyes look TIRED.

  • In! I love the 80s vibe.

    But I really miss her as a brunette.

  • Yeah, that makeup is alarming. 

  • Scrolldown fug. The bodice is interesting but those sleeves have got to go.

  • IN but the lipstick color is so distracting and what’s with the super shiny face?

  • Kimis

    IN. Not too cute, not too serious. I think it is a perfect look for the event

  • almondemy

    i get SUCH a Jaime King vibe from these!

  • I think she looks adorable in the dress, but agree that the makeup is horrible,

  • I actually think she looks adorable in the dress, but agree that the makeup is horrible.

  • muelonil

    For most of the pictures, I thought, Ew! NO! OUT!  But then in one shot of her, I liked it…and I realized her arms are straight in all the pictures I don’t like.  So if she changed the lipstick & hair kept her arms bent, I could agree with IN.  Not my favorite look, but interesting.

  • I like it! She makes it look cool. 

  • plinkiedoodle

    Double out!  And wash that horrid lipstick from your face!

  • Imasewsure

    I kind of dig the dress and I actually don’t hate the makeup. It makes her look like a totally different person and it’s unexpected (maybe not pretty but interesting anyway) IN

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    IN. I’m getting a kind of modern “Juliet” vibe from those sleeves.
    I like the makeup, too. A very interesting look.

  • OrigamiRose

    IN.  She’s so tiny and as a result the arm poofs actually do her a service.  I can think of a lot of women this would have been an “oh, god, NO” on but it works on Emma.

    Now, if we could just get her to go back to the fiery red hair….

  • Rrroza

    Something about that first shot reminds me of Nicole Kidman. Despite the shiny forehead and worng makeup, I say IN. I like the unusual dress, esp th mesh. Hate the ahoes.

  • Araina23

    Ouch.  Hiddy.

  • bailey debruynkops


  • OUT. maybe with different hair/makeup, but probably not even then. sorry, ems. you gave it a good try.

  • SerpentsDance

    I think it would work better if the top of the dress (where it meets the mesh stuff) were higher up on her chest. Like maybe 2 inches below the collarbone. That would elongate the puffy sleeves and it wouldn’t look quite so much like the dress is sliding down.

  • OUT. The dress looks like it’s melting off her; and the lips are terrible. I think she’s usually adorable, so this is a huge disappointment.

  • lalahartma

    I love it!  And her legs look great!

  • I’m surprised to say she’s pulling it off, even though the world’s ugliest shade of lipstick is nearly ruining it for her. IN.

  • leave_Blake_alone


  • Jennifer Coleman

    I like the dress in theory, but it just looks like something she tried to take off from the neck down that got stuck.

  • chitowndg

    In, fun and different. 

  • Aly Light

    Dated, and not in a good way. OUT.

  • Phyllis Florin


  • kikisayshi

    IN – I love it!! It’s a little quirky but she’s really pulling it off. And shame on you TLO for comparing Ms. Emma to LL, but I see what you’re saying. 😉

  • greyhoundgirl

    I like the dress–different, striking on her.  Ditch the lipstick, though.  IN.

  • pulpytomato

    It’s interesting. The red carpet needs more interesting.

  • ccm800

    Out – just. It reminds me of when the can liner slips down into the can. Not horrible but something about the proportion and gape of the lattice that is just off to me. Loathe that makeup and hair. Dress is more than okay just not great for me. Peeing looks simple enough though o bravo to that! 

  • CheriCPat

    IN, IN, IN, IN, IN.  If I keep saying it, does it count for more?

  • DominoEstella

    Love <3

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    OUT. Those sleeves are floating devices, they do not belong in a dress! 

  • Noelle Haland

    IN! I agree that the makeup’s not so great, but overall, I think she’s pulling this off quite well.

  • DinahR

    IN.   I love this look, but how on earth did that shade of lipstick get in there?  Why is is applied so liberally around her lips as well as on them?  A bit clownish, maybe it looks good on the carpet though?  

  • decormaven

    It’s unfortunate that in one of the shots, it appears as though a tiny flame is sprouting from her topknot. Anyway, lipstick is garish, face is shiny, hair is too tight, and proportions of frock are off. Sadly, out.

  • kategs

    Minus the sleeves from the band down, a total in.  As it is however no, out. 

  • MRC210

    Out for the puffy sleeves and makeup fiasco.  The dress would actually look great with simple straight sleeves, but with the puffs and the huge cuffs it looks like something Andie Walsh would whip up from an LBD and one of Rita Hayworth’s negligees.

  • DTLAFamilies

    Bad haircolor, huge shiny expanse of forehead, terrible lip color, ridiculous sleeves. Outey McOut.

  • Hmmm. I don’t LOVE it but I don’t hate it either. The whole look would have been better served with more dramatic makeup instead of that horrid pink which is girlish and not appropriate for the dress. Meh. Not her best but that Mod style looks fabulous on her. 

  • I love this dress.  I also love Emma Stone so that might sway my judgement.  I hate the make up, but I’ve always preferred the matte look.  Also that lipstick: ew.  But I give the dress an IN.

  • Out, a 5-year did her makeup, and those sleeves are just silly.

  • IN. She looks transformed, which makes me like the look. I like an actor who can be a chameleon. i

  • margaret meyers

    In.  but it’s close.

  • kaycem

    i do not like emma + blonde — i feel it washes her out more.  maybe this is just not a good tone of blonde for her?  idk, anyway.

    i’m going to give it a marginal IN.

    i don’t necessarily like the dress bc it makes her look like and older woman playing teenybopper dress up (even though she’s definitely still young enough to take risks etc).  but i love the fishnet-y top and the color; the length and bodice are perfection, and; she kept it just right with the accessories — that is to say, basically none and simple shoes.

  • guest2visits

    Not in love with the sleeves, and I really tried.  Without the billowing sleeves – this would be a really cool dress.
    I think she looks cute, if a little shiny.

  • Nancy Dunn

    Oh, lord, out! How odd that dress is, and not just the sleeves! The top is odd, too, out, out, out!

  • karena10

    Its a little odd, but not a nightmare.  I’ll give it a tepid ‘in’.

  • an oily face is really not good for spotlights, isnt it?  her head looks brighter than a 60 watt bulb.  The dress… is that a beehive pattern?  so beehive with sheer wings… flying high, Queen Bee!

  • IN!! I like the mod feel of it and she looks very cute in it.

  • boweryboy

    I love Emma Stone but OUT!  I think the mod feel of it is groovy but the ugly puffy sleeves pushes it into 60s caricature costume territory.

    Either get rid of the sleeves altogether or replace them with simple sheer sleeves.

  • pookiesmom

    This is like a depressed court jester’s interpretation of that long white Givenchy dress you boys gave A-Hath a WERQ for. 

  • OUT. This is just hideous

  • Frank Lithium

    What. OUT

  • zelavie

    I say IN.  It’s an unusual dress, and I think she’s pulling it off.  Sure, she probably can’t move her arms at the shoulder, but that’s what handlers are for, right?

    Also, “Although we can assure you, celebrities rarely ever lift their skirts and pee on the red carpet anymore, so it’s not much of a consideration as far as we’re concerned.” is definitely one of the funniest things you guys have written (which is a really long list).

  • neofashionista

    take OFF that Lindsey Lohan make up GIRL!!!!

  • TSkot

    This is a runway show piece that should stay on the runway:  OUT

  • littlemac8

    Awkward!  OUT

  • allie wallie

    Oh god….I looked at this and my first thought was FORTUNE TELLER PIRATE WENCH. AT THE PROM.


  • OUT. the sleeves, makeup, and hair combined all leave me with no choice.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    OUT. Popped balloons are never a good idea for sleeves and the makeup is pretty awful. I’m a fan of hers but I can’t get behind this one.

  • Louise Bryan

    I like it.  IN.  Well, actually I don’t like it, but it’s Fashion, and it’s more tolerable than some Fashion I have seen.

  • Pterodactyl111

    In in in

  • FridaStaire

    I think she is peeing on the red carpet in one of these shots! Out, despite the performance aspect.

  • In! Makeup is a fright show, especially the lip, but dress is very pretty! Needs Sassoon hair.

  • quiltrx

    IN.  I like the dress, particularly the neck/shoulders.  I looked long enough that I decided the sleeves were an interesting contrast to how sleek the body of the dress is.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I can’t with those sleeves.

  • Carly Warnock

    In. Hair is weird though.

  • Gotta say, this is pretty fierce. In.

  • formerlyAnon

    This is very close to the line. I want to like it, it reminds me (as you say) of the ’60s – specifically of Christmas/winter holiday fancy dresses for girls and very young women (though all of them featured velvet, even if just in a ribbon trim). But there is something in the proportions that is just . . . wrong.

    And her makeup and hair miss the mark, just a bit. And I do not like that lip color, at all.

    In the end, the lip color tips it to out . . . but can a pink lip really doom an entire look? That seems wrong. So a very, very, dubious IN.

  • CatherineRhodes

    OUT. The only thing I like is the lipstick. 

  • L.


  • out duh gimme a tough one

  • Donald Hite

    It’s a testament to model’s talent (genetics?) that they can make a dress like this look fierce.  I think for Emma, the dress is wearing her

  • Anniebet

    Big, harsh eyebrows seem to be in vogue with makeup artists lately – but honey pie, those look awful on you. As for the dress, the top half is looking for its skirt which seems to be held up back in the 16th century or thereabouts. Ms. Emma, as Ms. Kristen, has very immature looking legs – not just thin, but undefined musculature. They look like they belong on a 10 year old, thus making such a short skirt look inappropriate to me.  

  • Sally Brownson

    OUT. Fashion victim. Those sleeves are just hilariously bad.

  •  OUT. i love her, but no.

  • Kathleen B


  • Lisa_Cop

    In. Like the sheer sleeves.

  • KatrinaAtienza

    Out. Maybe it would work on Naomi Watts.

  • This is weird in that I just DON’T UNDERSTAND what is happening here but I still kinda like it? It’s fairly hideous but she’s working it? So….IN?

  • Love the hair do/hate the color.  Hate the makeup, especially that hideous lip color.  Love the plain shoes.  Love the geometric interest that changes an LBD into a WOW BD.  I could live without the sleeves but must concede they give the dress that extra oomph.  And Miss Emma is bringing off the look with style, so I’m going with IN on this one.  Love it that you put this one up as an In/Out, TLo!

  • She looks like a Sienna Miller in the second photo. I HATE that lipstick but still IN.

  • LinXGUA

    Out. Reminds me of Popeye. That’s not good, girl.

  • Alyssa

    Only on Emma can I love this look. Although I’d prefer a colored heel. Still IN, but only because it’s her, she has fun with her fashion, and she’s awesome.

  • stubbornthoughts

    In. What should be an eye twitching dress, grows more and more on me the longer I stare at these pictures. 

    Also, I fucking love Emma Stone.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    IN. If you are gonna channel Twiggy, then by all means do it.  She looks put together and as if she stepped right out of a 1960’s Vogue Pattern Book.  I KNOW that my older sister (aged 61) has that dress pattern.  And made it.  I remember it.  

  • In, but hate the lip color.

  • MoreShoes

    IN. It’s an interesting dress. Hair and make-up on the other hand, not so much. Especially the pink lipstick.

  • Judi Townsend

    Love the dress, but it is an out because it looks too mature for her (Would look fab on my 55 year old body) And her shiny makeup and bleh shoes are not helping

  • My initial reaction was Lindsay Lohan.  I’m glad I wasn’t alone.

  • kschwarting

    I said it the other day, but Miss Emma just looks tired and over the red carpet for the time being. 

    As for the dress, well, put me in the anti-puffy sleeve brigade.

  • BrightsideSusan

    I canlet the dress pass but not the hair – still an IN because it is Emma

  • barbarienne

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but…I kind of love this, too!

    The shoulders are the best part, but if I mentally subtract the sleeves, it becomes an ordinary sheath with really cool shoulders. The puffy sleeves are adding a level of drama that walks up to the line of insanity but, for me, manages to stay on this side.


  • pop_top

    No, I love Emma, but she looks a fly. 

  • libraangel

    Now I’m laughing so hard, tears are falling on my dark chocolate! And are you sure the GURL ain’t peeing on the red carpet?
    Anyway, on to important matters: OUT! This Bitter Kitten cannot even start with what is wrong. (And I am disappointed to read it’s a Gucci whose style I usually like – the black/gold stuff from last year. However, celebrities always seem to think if they wear a designer dress, it is automatically beautiful, which in this case – NO

  • In! So in. Her makeup is awful but this dress is ace.

  • Spreecord

    Don’t give a shit about her, hate the dress, hate the hair, hate the face. OUT.

  • Out.  She looks like Lindsey Lohan here.

  • kathrineb

    The dress is so kooky I feel like I should like it, but I just can’t! The only thing that really offends me is the lipstick which screams ‘Barbie doll’ (the ones I had as a kid in the 90’s) to me especially when worn with the dress.

  • bd73

    given her height, i might like it better with a short kitten heel. to fully nail that retro vibe. otherwise, love it.

  • IN. Although that lipstick is really unfortunate.  A classic red would have been perfect, imo.

  • yikes! she’s been the victim of stealth safari hunters.  they’ve dropped a net on her!  out.

  • I don’t think her particular proportions are suited for the droop of the shoulders here. 
    (and GIRL, the hell is going on with your makeup???)
    I can *totally* see Solange rocking the HELL out of this, though.

  • Nine months late, I say IN. Love.