IN or OUT: Michelle Williams in Prada

Posted on February 14, 2013

Ooooh, Miss Michele got into the makeup bag.


Michelle attends the premiere of ‘OZ The Great And Powerful’ in Los Angeles in a Prada cap-sleeve dress and embellished t-strap sandals paired with a Kate Young for Target clutch.

We like. She rarely puts on that much face, unless it’s for something like the Oscars.

It’s just easier to write our reactions like dialogue. Please note that, due to being together for 16 years, and working alongside each other 12 hours a day, our actual dialogue probably sounds like nothing more than grunts and chirps to outsiders.

“Pretty dress. So very her. Not entirely sure about the hem.”

“Wait. What’s going on at her hip?”

“Oh my God. Is that a split seam? Did no one see that?”

“No. See? Look closer. That motherfucker is slit straight up to her hip and she’s flashing her granny panties.”





No, really. We kinda do. The Bitter Kittens are decidedly anti-panty-flashing, but we’re going to have to part ways this time. She’s well covered and the dress has a soft, feminine prettiness that doesn’t allow the presence of panty to come across too sexy or attention-seeking. We can’t believe we’re going to use this word to describe a dress that’s slit to the hip, but it’s actually demure. The accessories are perfect – yes, even the Target clutch –  and as we said, we love the face. This is all a serious IN for us, but we’re guessing we’ll be the cheese that stands alone on that one.

She almost never wears earrings, does she?


Vote Now!


IN! Miss Lady got her sexy on!


OUT! Ew. Have you no decency?


Anne Hathaway’s unusual Chanel dress was voted IN by the Kittens, which surprises us, because we could’ve sworn the votes were going the other way. It’s the Mitt Romney of dresses, apparently.

And everyone needs to calm down that we made one mild political joke.



[Photo Credit: Emiley Schweich, Tina Gill/PR Photos, Jason Kempin, Kevin Winter/Getty Images]

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  • aeb1986

    Love this. I also did a double take at the slit on that dress but I sort of love that. It’s sexy but still understated. She’s pulling it off. IN

    • judybrowni

      IN: A Lady, but a Sexy Lady.

      Which brings the twee down to earth.

    • Carly Warnock

      Completed agreed! I did the double take as well but then nodded in approval. The war paint is good too on her. IN!

  • charlotte

    I see spiders on her dress. Out from the neck down.

    • Spiders? Somebody needs glasses.

    • lovelyivy

       I was thinking mold samples in a petri dish. But I still kind of liked it.

    • flower753

       Looks like dandelion puffs to me.

  • Tashina Savage

    Everything she does to me, is perfection. Even when she is so twee is hurts.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      The only thing she does to me, that is perfection, is Jason Segel.  

  • Dowdy + slutty divided by 2 does not average to sexy for me. OUT.

    • imperfectlaura

      I don’t necessarily agree, but I love the fashion math you used. 🙂

  • Tracy_Flick

    If you’re going to show undies, this is the way to do it. I think the shoes clash horribly, but I can’t quite put my finger on why. 

    • anotherkate

       I think it’s because they look exactly like the shoes I wore to my 8th grade graduation. Are those suckers bedazzled?

    • BrooklynBomber

      Wait, what? “If you’re going to show undies”??  I guess this is the world we live in, sigh.

      • Annabelle Archer

        We live in a world where one now matches their shoes to their very visible panties.  Sigh.

        • BrooklynBomber


      • Jennifer Coleman

        Hey – it all started years ago with the exposed bra straps. ‘Bout time for the drawers’ turn.

        • BrooklynBomber

          Good point. What really galled was the exposed rear strap SJP used to sport on Sex & the City.

          • Little_Olive

            Yes. That always made me wonder whether I could pull it off in real life (would be a big solution for me, as going braless is definitely not an option) or it’s just a Patricia Fields+Carrie+Super Expensive Underwear thing.   

          • BrooklynBomber

            I can’t even deal with the exposed shoulder straps, and I’m thinking the back strap was limited to the TV/fantasy realm. I sure hope so. The shoulder straps that started, what, 10 years ago or so(?), were and still are everywhere, but I don’t recall see the back strap in real life. 

          • Jennifer Coleman

            Yeah, I never got on board, mostly because I’ve never fit into those teeny-tiny cute bras with dental floss width straps that looked oh-so-cute peeking out the sides of wispy tops. Put one of those little straps on a dd-cup & it’ll snap in 2 seconds.

    • 3boysful

       So funny–I think they look great with the dress because the dress has little bits of black in it.

  • imperfectlaura

    This dress to me is almost a caricature of a Michelle Williams dress.  Except for the exposed granny panties.  For that reason, I am okay with that aspect.  Otherwise, I’d be utterly bored.  Not a fan of the length though.  Although if Cate Blanchett wore this, I might be bowing down.

    I guess I’ll say IN, but it’s not a resounding IN.

    • Little_Olive

      Yes! All I can see is an attempt of an edgier version of the Valetino daisy dress. With bad shoe pairing. And I am bored, bored, bored. 

  • Unique yet true-to-style.  Plus, makeup!  IN.

  • StephanieLovesTLo

    This is a WERQ for me. Gorgeous! Very cohesive. She can pull off the side slit, no prob.

    • JimMcC

       Ditto! My thought was, “This isn’t a question of in or out!” This is a straight up, muthahumping WERQ!

  • While I am unsure about the hem, I love the whole more than the parts. Actually that’s not true, I LOVE THE SHOES! (And I think I need them for my wedding.) 


  • kschwarting

    TLo, I’m with you on all of it except the makeup.  The blush feels a bit heavy to me.  Nevertheless, a solid IN–it’s fun to see her taking a chance with something out of her wheelhouse.

  • I’m with you both on this! Major IN! It’s typically Miuccia Prada’s subversive & ironic wink on doing her own version of “pretty”. 

  • BarniClaw

    IN. And she gets bonus points for not sticking her leg out a la Jolie. 

    • Amen!!  She looks great even with the panties.  IN!

  • Super_Red

    oh goodness Out. So much out. I just can’t with the slit to the hip. I wouldn’t have said out for this, but I dislike the hem length with the shoes. 

    • Verascity

       Definitely an OUT for me.

    • Vickiefantastico

      I had actually voted OUT in my head because of the hem before I even got to that ridiculous slit. I’m in utter shock that we seem to be in the minority!

    • Marcella

      Out for me as well. The hem length is so unflattering.  Maybe the slit and granny’s is “understated” when she’s standing still but when walking?  Ugh.

  • Kathy_Marlow

    Her face looks beyond amazing, she should wear her makeup like this more.  I’m ok with the dress, you only notice it when you look at her from the side, it looks great the rest of the way ’round.  IN.

  • I really love this.  IN. On someone else, maybe not, but she looks great.

  • Annabelle Archer

    I’m too confused to vote. I do like the face and hair. I wasn’t loving the dress before seeing the slit and panty action. But I do enjoy a good contrast and this qualifies. I just don’t know.

  • Was the memo for everyone in this film “wear beige. The movie sucks; let’s not draw attention to the preview?” 


  • hyperionic

    Ugh, she really likes crew necks doesn’t she? I don’t think that smudge of eyeshadow looks particularly good on her. I don’t get the point of the slit if you’re not trying to be sexy either. And her look is decidedly not sexy. 

  • SO IN! she looks fabulous.

  • It’s so cool and interesting; I’m definitely on board.

  • deltabronze

    First glance: matronly. The slit doesn’t save it. Out.

    • WittyCism

      Exactly!  First saw it in my Inbox this morning from InStyle.  I was all “Whaaat…?”  And then I scroll down here to see the side slit and was all “WHAAAAT?”  Like the two opposites are supposed to make a killer dress?  Well, at least we know why she’s smiling like the proverbial cat who ate the canary.

  • Not crazy about the beading but that is a small price to pay for all that pretty. And I kinda love the slit with granny panties. There’s something kind of modest and high-arch-fierce about it all at once.

  • Angel Ratliff

    Love it. 

  • Michee Rose

    Honestly, until you pointed it out I missed that it was slit up to her waist. Although I bet it’s a bit more obvious when she’s moving than in stills…
    But overall, I like it. I agree: the shoes seem just slightly off…but that’s a minor quibble.

  • Still a boring, dowdy dress, even with the panty flash.  OUT.

  • E. D.

    IN.  Don’t love the shoes though.

  • No thanks. It does nothing for her shape and seems kind of…wait for it…matronly.

  • twocee

    Am I the only one seeing a Groucho Marx face in the applique over her left breast?  Seriously, I cannot unsee that.

    In from the neck up.  OUT, OUT, OUT for the rest.

    • Beverly Kozma

      Ha!  You’re right!

    • imperfectlaura

      This is like that episode of How I Met Your Mother where everyone has a bad habit that is pointed out.  For instance, Robin says literally all the time.  Most of her friends didn’t pay much attention to it, but now that they do, it’s all they hear when they talk with Robin.  That’s basically what you did here. That is all I see in this look now.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Hilarious. I wasn’t seeing it, but I sure am now!

    • GorgeousThings

      Now that’s *all* I can see!

    • Call me Bee

      HA that is funny!

  • wow; we shouldn’t; but i love.

  • lbl

    Out. Even with the slit it’s still really boring. 

    Maybe her ears aren’t pierced. 

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Out.  She looks great, but I’m sorry, flashing granny panties will just encourage more starlets to do the same, and we can’t have that. 

  • …which means IN.  whoops!

  • She is so striking. It’s an IN for me, although she is holding herself in a weird way. 

  • Carrieanno

    Totally IN.

  • Sally Brownson

    In. She looks good, what else is there?

  • Monday1900

    Out.  Again with the beige and it’s way too long.  Hem at the knee and it would look so much better!  Makeup is fine, not stellar.   Love the shoes though.  She’s standing so awkwardly–very odd. 

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Fashion Math — now why didn’t they teach us that in school instead of useless geometry?

  • StellaZafella

    Add a standing collar and it would be a 21st century Chongsam…I kinda wish it had one because then I could see the high slit side as part of the intention and not do a double take.

    Red panties would seal the deal (just kidding) hee,hee.

    •  I said ao dai. But yes!

    • littlemac8

      Yes, I immediately thought of the cheongsam which was popular with 1920″s upperclasss Shanghai women.  

  • deathandthestrawberry

    IN for me! Even though I really don’t like those shoes with that dress.

  • MsBusy

    The face is looking about 55 to me … can’t say why. And the slit — way too much!

  • She looks gorgeous. The dress is stupid and tasteless.

  • Sorry, I’m with you on everything except the panty.  It’s vulgar.  Really.  Now, split both sides and put some leg coverings of some sort, kind of like a Chinese tunic, and I’m there.

  • lrober03

    In.  Love everything except the bedazzling on the shoes

  • In. So much more interesting than the stuck-out leg.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    LOL — now I can unsee it either!!! 

  • mommyca

    No pictures of her walking? regardless, it’s an IN for me…. 

  • nannypoo

    I like it. But I would like it a lot more in a color, maybe yellow, on Fan Bingbing.

  • hmariec19

    IN. Her FACE. It is perfection.

  • Sobaika

    In, but only because it’s Michelle Williams. The granny panties are different for her, I like that she’s working some warpaint.

    But I don’t like the slit (if you’re going to show it up, there are much less incongruous ways to do it) the hem is wrong, the shoes belong on a different dress altogether, and the makeup is slightly overdone.

    • SassieCassy

      its an OUT for me for those exact reasons you mention

      an out is an out no matter who is wearing it

  • tallgirl1204

    Love the fabric and embellishments but the waist-high slit with black underneath takes it straight into bathing-suit coverup.  Sorry, guys, dissenting here. 

  • EEKstl

    IN, I’m completely with ya.  Her makeup has NEVER looked better, and love her hair.  Viva Granny Panties!

  • Aly Light

    I’m not too scared of panty flashing, but I find the proportions on this awkward. Also, I hate the shoes with it that dress. The T-strap with that skirt length just looks wrong to me. Um. OUT.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Eh, not really a fan of the panty trend AT ALL but I guess I do have to admit that she looks pretty great, so I call this an IN. Are her ears even pierced? They don’t even look pierced in the close-up of her face.

  • gabbilevy

    In. It’s almost like a long salwar kameez, sans trousers. The late 90s shoes, though, can go someplace to die. The face is gorgeous.

    • kathrineb

      Yes those shoes are not good at all.

  • Beardslee

    It’s just too long for someone who, I assume, is who is no bigger than a minute.  A long straight sheath needs inches. OUT because of the length.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Hate the dress, hate the shoes. Total grandma’s closet. I can just see Ann Miller kicking off the shoes and dancing her way across the luxury liner stage set (hence the slit and granny panties).

  • IN. Love it. It’s still “her,” but it’s a little edgier and less twee than she usually wears. Head to toe, beautiful.

    (I thought the political joke was funny.)

    •  Still, ‘twee as fuck’!

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    The more I look at it, the more I like it. In.

  • IN, I like to see her walk the edge of her usual prissy style. Wish there were a shot of her walking, so we could see that crazy slit in action. (WOW, that sounded dirty.)

  • piecesofconfetti

    IN! And I think I had the exact same reaction. 

  • susan6

    Ehh….it’d be an in if the slit wasn’t all the way up to and past her panties.  Yes, it looks demure with a hint of daring when she’s standing up and perfectly posed.  But, from an engineering perspective….what happens if a stray gust of wind blows?  Or, God forbid, if she actually has to sit down at some point?  Too many ifs here for this to be an in.

  • Nazzzy

    Huge OUT from me. Hate the length of the dress, the color is awful, the shoes don’t quite go with it, too much blush… Bah.

  • Funkykatt

    I’m surprised JLo didn’t get this one first, she loves to flash. Heidi too. 

  • Love the whole thing.  I give it a big IN, even with the granny panties.  For some reason, I do not seem to mind them here.

  • yybb

    I think this is a standing dress. Want to see her walking, then I can say IN or OUT.

  • fursa_saida

    IN. Love everything (especially the slit) except for the shoes, which sort of reek to me of the kind of thing girls were wearing to Bat Mizvahs in 2000. I also think I’d like them better if they were a bronzey brown than black.

    It took me a while to notice that the patterns on the dress are actually made of crystals, not printed, and that sent it through the roof for me. I think she looks fantastic and like herself.

  • ringthing

    Love, love, love the hair and makeup. The dress, not so much, but I’m voting IN anyway just because she looks so much better than many other times.

  • I love it too but kinda wish the dress were a color instead of that nude looking nonsense. Even if it were just a little more pink.

  • OUT. Is this a dress or just a very long shirt?  Either way, the slits with black granny panties just seem make the taste level of this dress questionable for me.  The length and shoes would have been an OUT for me regardless.  But her hair and face, are spot on. 

  • surfergirl70

    Out.  I hate this.  I hate the length, I hate the slit, I hate the shape.  Feh.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    OUT because of the slit.  You are not JLO.

  • Lilithcat


    Even without the split seam and granny panties, it’s an ugly, boxy dress with a misplaced waist seam.

  • I’m quite torn. But IN. 

  • mhleta

    IN! I could smother her in kisses for not proffering her leg to draw attention to the slit, but letting us be pleasantly surprised by it when finding it for ourselves. Bless you, girl, and bless your gorgeous hair and face and LET THAT BE A LESSON TO YOU JOLIE/JLO/LEAMICHELLE/ANDEVERYBODYFREAKIN’ELSE! Subtlety is the soul of beauty.

  • In, she’s lovely. 

  • Judy_S

    OUT for me. Not because of the slit, which is kind of interesting (bless her for wearing black granny panties so that nobody has to look too closely) but the pale long column doesn’t work on a short pale woman. Or that’s my thought.  It’s just not pretty. I like the face and hair, though.

  • Joyce VG

    Oh you poor dears are delirious from all the fabulous fashion. What is a slit doing there?  Why does she have to flash her undergarments?  It’s weird. OUT. 

  • OUT – if she’d gone for a full on ao dai it would have been an IN but she didn’t so it isn’t. The fit in the bust is weird, the sparkle on her face looks like an unpleasant skin condition and the length is not flattering.

  • amf0001

    I’d like to see some photos of her walking in it.  Might be a totally different feel to it then…

  • kimmeister

    Hair, makeup, and clutch are lovely.  Dress is actually kind of boring without the slit, and with the slit, it’s just ridiculous.  I can’t see a waist-high slit without thinking of a Vietnamese ao dai that would be paired with pants.


  • bringbackbeatles

    OUT. She wears a lot of dresses with this same shape and, for some reason, I ever like how the neckline and sleeves make her shoulder seem so rounded. There’s just something about it. I know I’m in the minority. I don’t mind the slit, but I’m not sure about the hem. Love the shoes!

  • Kate4queen

    Kind of In despite the slit and the knickers.

  • Jessica Rowe

    IN.  I hate granny panties but love this dress!  I think it’s because it’s so straight and simple.  (Acknowledging it’s covered in flower rhinestones)

  • alyce1213

    IN.  Nothing I’d like normally, but this is surprising and cool.  Love the shoes.

  • Soooooooooooooooooo IN. I love this and think it’s a WERQ. She is totally rocking this Prada, hem, slit and all!

  • l_c_ann

    Out, because it’s going to be a revelation when she sits down, and everybody has to sit down sometime.

  • Not digging the heavy blush or the hem, kind of digging the side slit, love the hair and the unexpectedness. IN

  • Susan Collier

    Well, it’s not a look for everyone. But, IN.

  • Sara__B

    OUT from the neck down. (Maybe if she didn’t stand so awkwardly? Maybe if the slit only went to the thigh? Maybe if the lining didn’t look like quilt batting?)  IN from the neck up. (Her hair and makeup are lovely.)

  • Sabrina Stern

    In–She looks Classy-Sexy and totally not twee

    •  Well, a little twee, but it’s okay this time.

  • Jadine Wilson

    LOVE IT. IN.

  • MissAmynae

    Totally IN. Baby WERQ.

    its not so much “flashing panties” but more like “making a conscious decision to wear coordinating boy shorts.”. Looks pretty darn cool, has an almost Asian or Vietnamese flair.

  • OUT. 

  • TLo, I have a feeling that this dress was inspired by the traditional Vietnamese “ao dai”, which is also slit to the hip but usually worn with pants underneath. Definitely an IN for me; she looks stunning.

  • Janet B

    The slit made me laugh. In.
    My teen strongly disagrees.

  • Nancy Dunn

    Hate to disagree, but just No on the slit. I do love everything else. Best I have ever seen her look. Not twee at all.

  • CatherineRhodes

    OUT. Flashing granny panties automatically disqualifies from an IN, no matter how “demure.” 

  • Scarlet39

    IN (but I am bothered by the length)

  • Julie Fountain

    I’m on record as anti-panty-flashing, but that is the only thing I don’t like about this look. Love the dress, love the hair, love the make up, love the accessories.  So she gets an IN from me.

  • I think she looks great. The slit kind of saves the dress from being another one of her mid-sixties, uber-twee standards.

  • cmb123

    IN, but is it just me or do her hands look huge? Weird

  • jenno1013

    In, because of sly granny panties.  Unexpected, and ohhhhh, not ewwwwww.

  • RMJ

    I was meh about it when I glanced at it on another site, but definite IN after seeing the slit. It’s subtle, which is a difficult thing to do with a dress that’s slit to the hip. 

  • altalinda

    The open-toed sandals are a needle scratch for me.  Marginal out.

  • minnye

    I usually don’t care for her RC looks, but this is unusual and interesting and I like it. IN

  • I actually love this on her. Even the granny panty. Her hair and makeup look amazing.

  • jw_ny

    IN Really pretty dress.

    I had almost the same conversation in my head that you boys had with each other…through your grunts and groans.  XD

    I was trying to think what would be an alternative to the granny panties tho…really couldn’t think of one I liked that would give such a striking and unexpected impression, especially on her, once one got over the front view and started dissecting the rest of the look.  I couldn’t come up with anything better…so therefore I decided I like the granny panties in this case.  Love the shoes with this.  Lover her hair.  Her makeup looks severe from a distance…not as bad from closer.  I prefer her makeup on the softer side.

  • oldbobbydraper

    i have been over her mia farrow thing for a while now.

  • j_anson

    OUT. I don’t think it’s too sexy. I just think it looks bad. The dress is classic old-bra color with spangles attached and the make-up is harsh. I don’t really have, like, a moral problem with the slit – I just think slitting an old-bra colored dress up high enough to show black cotton (?) panties doesn’t really… do anything interesting or attractive.

  • Candigirl1968

    Cant cosign on the split. 

  • Trisha26

    IN. Sort of Cheongsam-ish. I like everything but the shoes.

  • Didn’t we just have a whole post on how yucky beige is? And Michelle Williams does not have the coloring for beige. Also, the length of the dress is awful. Also, granny panties. Also, NO. Out.

  • peachy

    OUT. hate it. the slit’s fine, but the rest of it just icks me out. the cap sleeves, yuck. the color, yuck. the tacky mirror adornments, yuck. the hemline, yuck. black sparkly sandals with that getup, yuck. purse, eh, ok. her face looks pretty good though. and as long as you’re prettying yourself up, ‘Chelley, PUT SOME FREAKING STONES IN THOSE EARS, BANGLES ON YOUR WRIST…. something, for pete’s sake. altogether yuck for me.

    • DTLAFamilies

      100% cosign on this. The slit bothers me not at all, face is fine, but everything else is a fail. 

  • cleep1000

    I don’t hate the slit, but why does it look like the lining has come loose? 

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    I don’t know, the lenght of it seems weird. It’s a beautiful dress but that split….Is there a CONFUSED option? 

  • I’m going with IN too, barely. I can’t imagine what that looks like when she sits down. 

  • Tatiana Luján

    My exact thoughts.

  • trisker


  • Stubenville

    Nice girls don’t flash their black underpants. Out.

  • In! This is how you pull off that length of skirt (looking at you, Gretel) and I’m just going to excuse the side slit because the dress is vaguely Mandarin anyway.

  • mjude


  • Pants_are_a_must

    That dress is a no. The shoes are stripper. The only thing good, really, is her face. OUT because that face deserves better.

  • In, but is she able to change the expression on her face?  All the similar-looking pics make me think she’s a wax Tussaud.

  • dickylarue

    Slutty Upscale Mrs. Roper. In. 

  • Nooooooooo. I actually yelled “What the SHIT?” when I saw the hip slit. NOOOOOOOOO. 

    Love the makeup though.

  • LauraWL

    The girl was MADE for Prada. IN for me.  

  • Airkisses

     Not working for me. Awkward hem, too-on-point and too-heavy shoes. Out.

  • No question, IN like Flynn.

  • filmcricket

    Okay I’m guessing the lighting must just be bad at this venue, because this is the second lovely woman whose make-up appears to be aging her by a good decade. That is a heavy hand with the blush, my God.

    This is an OUT for me. Bad make-up (not aided by the sparkle on her face), bad shoes, drab colour, and her normal twee-as-shit style that is only marginally saved by the waist-high slit. Do like the hair and clutch, and give her props for the subtle sexiness she’s working, but it’s not enough to save this for me.

  • Scoobydrew

    Flashing granny panties? Definite IN … especially when you consider what other people flash. 

  • mmc2315

    Oh.  I don’t know about that slit.

    It was a total IN before I saw it.  Maybe still an IN?  I’m still in shock.

  • RebeccaKW

    In.  Her hair and makeup are great.  The dress isn’t bad.  Even counting the slit.  I do agree with some other Kittens that it is a bit dowdy.  I don’t mind granny panty being flashed if it’s done well.  This slit doesn’t bother me, but it also seems disconnected.  I kind of wish it was on both sides, so it looked on purpose rather than like a split seam.    My issues are the shoes and the hem length, which is awkward.  But there is nothing that I find offensive.

  • fashionzombie

    IN — even slit to the waist, it’s really, perfectly “her.”

  • B_C_J

    This woman is sooo lovely. The hair and the makeup are absolute perfection. The dress is simple but I cannot get behind a gown that lets the wearer flash her undergarments flagrantly.  When she walks she is going to give the world a view of everything! It looks and feels like a mistake.  Much though I like this beautiful woman, this is an OUT.

  • Jangle57

    Love her makeup; face looks fab.  Dress – oh something about the hem length, maybe with those shoes?  is throwing this off for me.  The slit/granny panties – no, I just can’t get in line with that.  In the end too much I don’t like, so OUT

  • Michelle Cunningham

    It’s hard to wear earrings when you have a pixie crop.  Love the hair, the makeup, the dress.  Hate the shoes.  I really do love the makeup – did I mention that already?

  • PaulaBerman

    Mira Farrow called. She wants her head back.

  • UglyTalents

    IN. Works for me; she looks great. 

  • out, the hem is in a terrible place and the slit has to go

  • GorgeousThings

    IN. Glinda gets her bad girl on.

  • joything

    If a slit like that in a gown like that can force granny panties to assume elegant coverage rather than coy titillation under lace, I’m for it.

  • elirt

    This dress is basically a Vietnamese “Ao Dai” with a different neckline – I just wore one this weekend (Lunar New Year started on Sunday) and that’s how I would have looked if I wore granny panties instead of the traditional long pants. An interesting twist but I gotta say – not liking it at all. I know the 90’s are back, but that doesn’t make it right. It looks too dated for me (the flower patter, the length). 

  • RoxieRider

    In. Ignoring the odd shoe choice. I like the disco sparkles on her face, too.

  • i just can’t get into it. it’s an out from me.

  • tereliz

    I was thinking it was a tad TOO demure… until I saw the granny-panty flashing split. LOVE it. caveat: on her. 


  • Lola67

    Ha! That’s almost the exact conversation I had in my head, but not quite as clever as yours. The smirk on her face says, “I’m showing my panties, I’m showing my panties!” IN!

  • Indigo54

    Needs a pedicure…

  • ojosazules

    I can’t figure out the psychology behind the “see my panties?, I got panties!!” craze. But I so over it. Out.

  • OrigamiRose

    She was born for this dress.  I’m not sure the shoes go with, but I love them too.  Total, unequivocal IN.

  • NO. Just, no. This is a big OUT in my opinion. But her face is gorgeous. Could have gone a little bolder with her hair though. 

  • crash1212

    IN. I love this on her. The slit makes it and the make-up is beautiful. What a great  look.

  • I’ll be damned.  I still think that’s an awkward length but she’s the last person I’d have imagined successfully rocking grandma panties.  And no sheer lace!  Well done, total IN.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    IN — Michelle looks all kind of gorgeous here, plus she looks like a real grown-up.  Maybe she is lettng go of that twee thing she was doing for so long. 

  • n a

    Like it- hate the shoes tho…

  • erinbinek

    I just love that she’s not pulling a Jolie- IN for me.

  • Huh. Not sure. Pretty makeup and jewelry, the tone of the gown is a bit drab but I love the embellishment.  Shoes are great, but the slit… it takes the dress away from being too conservative, but on the other hand it’s a bit tacky. I think I would love this more if it were slit up both sides, just not up to the hip, so it would have a different movement to it. So my vote is – huh. Just not sure which way to go on this!

  • harlowish

    I actually love this.  It’s a big IN for me.

  • Cathy S

    In! I didn’t even notice the panty until you pointed it out. I think she looks fabulous.

  • Judy_J

    I don’t like the hem length, and I don’t like the skirt slit to the waist, so OUT.

  • I would have liked to see a picture where the slit is more apparent, perhaps while she’s walking. The straight on, stiff as a board pose doesn’t do the dress justice. I’d still consider it an ‘in’, but she’s not working it.

  • SophieCollier

    Meh, the high split is just TOO strange for me.  Looks like it ripped when she got out of the limo or something.  I hope this isn’t a new trend.  I won’t say “OUT” just because it’s a pretty look otherwise.  But it doesn’t get an IN either.  I pass.  😉

  • OUT.  I tried talking myself into it, really, but no.  My main problem is that the panties and shoes are black, which throws the whole thing off for me.  If you’re going to flash your granny panties, they should at least go with the look.  Imagine if they were a pewter color that echoed the beading on the dress? Do love the makeup though.

  • butter nut

    i’m with you guys – i really like the dress.  my only quibble is with the shoes – too much for the dress.  but not enough to bring it all down, so she’s IN.  also, looking at the close-up photo, it almost looks like her ears aren’t pierced.  is that even possible in hollywood?

  • Out.  I hate how this dress is ruined by the ridiculous slit on the sides.  On the other hand, I’m going to fall into my Urban Decay “Glinda the Good Witch” makeup palette (a birthday gift!)and I can only hope to look this good.

  • 4JJ

    IN with two caveats. Dress, hair and makeup are lovely. The slide slit showing underwear seems silly, but not obnoxious. The shoes are too dark and too sparkly.

  • Oh, dear. When I read the first line of the post and saw the photos, I thought you meant that she was actually wearing a makeup bag – all shapeless and sparkly… Then I noticed the side slit and thought “That’s not very sexy, is it.” So for me it’s an OUT as an ordinary dress *and* as a peekaboo dress. I admit that in the final photo it looks better than in any of the others, but it’s still a rather boring dress to me.


  • Alessia M

    OUT. That heavy blush is distracting. And I wore those sandals to the homecoming dance 10 years ago. The slit is whatever, but it’s neither cohesive with the dress nor does it play off the idea of the dress in an interesting way. Her hair looks great, but I think I’m just kind of sick of her whole bit.

  • rumcg66

    IN. She looks amazing.

  • bookish

    OUT. “The dress has a soft, feminine prettiness that doesn’t allow the presence of panty to come across too sexy or attention-seeking.” That just plain doesn’t compute in my brain. Panties need to be covered. It’s crazy though, because I didn’t realize that was going on until reading your commentary. Even without the slit though, I’d have to say out just because of the color.

  • Tamara Hogan

    Not a fan of the visible granny panties. 

  • Definitely utilizing that Urban Decay Glinda palette… IN, because it’s nice to see her in something not so twee.

  • Standing stock still it looks gorgeous. But what happens when she sits down? 

  • The length is a little awkward for me but I love the fact that she wore granny panties with that huge slit.  So many other starlets would have worn a thong.  And her face and hair are lovely.  IN

  • I love. End of.

  • newtonGOTbeaned

    Why is it slit up to her pupik on one side and not the other? I don’t approve. It’s a nice dress, but the slit is silly looking. Still, IN.

  • Thank you for wearing makeup, honey, WOW!! Before reading the TLo dialog, funny enough I went through the same sequential reactions, starting with the hem.  Overall this is an IN, her grooming is fantastic and the dress isn’t twee for a change. 

  • Total Out. Awkward length, dowdy color/shape, way too much the same damn thing she always wears. GRANNY MOTHERFUCKING PANTIES. Case closed.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Has she done something to her lips?

  • hillmad

    Total IN. Even with the slits and GPs.

  • I loved this until I saw the slituptothere.  And, while I appreciate the makeup, it looks like a 6-yo playing dressup who went too heavy on mom’s powder blush.

  • aristida_girl

    IN, she looks fantastic… I love the dress, even with the granny-panties… I think it gives the impression of some manner of formal ethnic dress that I can’t quite put my finger on, but I love it and it works.. I also like her make-up, fresh and with a light shimmer, adding the the ethereal tone of the look, and I love the clutch!

  • EditKitten

    Don’t like the shoes.

  • Call me Bee

    This is so disappointing.  It’s a darling dress and I love the hem length that accentuates those cute sandals.  Hair and makeup darling as well.  Even the little Targt clutch. 
    But that slit!!  It’s fine as she’s standing there, but I can just imagine what it looks like as she walks away.  Like Kate Hepburn in “Bringing Up Baby”–an accident that ripped her dress. 

    Nope–can’t do it.  OUT. 

  • WERQ
    And thank god she’s not whoring out her leg like like Angelina Jolie or J Lo

  • MilaXX

    IN! The face is gorg. On any of the body con, of course gals I probably would hate this, but on Michelle I really like this.

  • SorayaS

    Love everything! Going to keep that photo of her hair and makeup for when I next get mine done for something. It’s just perfect all round, obvious IN

  • suzq

    As long as she doesn’t pose with a “Jolie” she’s in.  The side slit is very understated.

  • maggiemaybe

    She looks gorgeous. I wish my hair would do that…

  • chitowndg

    In – the slit actually looks elegant with this fabric.  Would like to see it moving though.

  • rkdgal

    Are her ears even pierced?  It didn’t appear that way from the picture.  I sort of admire anyone who can remain a piercing virgin in this day and age!

  • riseoverrun

    This dress, especially with the high slit, reminds me of a traditional Vietnamese dress, only minus the pants that typically worn with it:

  • karena10

    Eww.  But it is not a matter of decency – it’s a matter of ugly, with or without the split.  I just don’t like the beads all over the dress and the color is not flattering to her.

  • Anniebet

    In. Very pretty all around. Flawless hair and face, but those toes need attention. The dress reminded me a bit of a cheongsam. 

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I thought the same thing about the cheongsam, but I’d like to see it with those kind of pants (like a two-piece cheongsam with ankle-length, fitted pants) rather than the granny pannies. She’s IN for me even with the granpans, though. Looks great.

  • editrixie

    LOVE it. Love it all. I thought the clutch was lovely, it doesn’t seem Target to me at all. 

  • Hmmm…think maybe you guys need a nap. Cuz YOU CAN SEE HER UNDERWEAR.
    She does look pretty though.

  • Marian Humin

    I love everything about it! WERQ!

  • sweetestsith

    In!! I’m not wild about the makeup, but I think she looks amazing in that dress. Nicely accessorized, and suits her persona. 

  • Vera L-

    I really like this look, at least from the front. Not sure about the flash of granny panty.

    The second picture she reminds me of Natalie Wood. 

  • rach_fraser

    Why no walking dead post?

  • neofashionista


  • MattCooper27

    Gorgeous! In the third picture she reminds me of a young Mia Farrow.

  • Zippypie

    Another neck up gorgeous, neck down – this time it’s a wtf.  I don’t get it, granny panties, ripped seams inside?  Whatever.  It’s weird.  The length is odd – either make it a gown or make it cocktail length.  It’s boxy on her.  Don’t care for the shoes that match the granny panty.  This unfortunately is an OUT.  It’s not chic, just weird.

  • OUT for me. I hate the slit and the length.

  • Imasewsure

    Can live with the makeup and 2/3 of the dress but the length kills it for me even with the interesting details and surprises OUT

  • conniemd

    In, but the dress would have looked better knee length. Too heavy a length to go down to the ankles.

  • demidaemon

    That is some serious drag queen make-up. And while it could be good, I don’t think it goes with this dress. Additionaly, it’s really all I can see. Bravo for risks; still an OUT. (And that split-seam pantyflash is all wrong)

  • leftcoastpickle

    IN love her in everything, but LURVE  this.

  • Kara Hallead

    I love that she lets the slit be a surprise and doesn’t stick her whole leg out of it a la Jolie or Lopez. That’s what keeps it demure.

  • OUT. Nineties housewife day dress with unfinished seam.

  • JP

    That seam makes the dress looks like it’s either falling apart or wasn’t finished, but I love the rest of the it and the fact that she put on makeup that doesn’t wash her out. Also applause for not going for a Silly Putty shoe. IN!

  • Trang Nguyen

    That slit is strange, strange, strange. But I’ll give her the benefit and say IN. I’d love to see her in motion though, just to see how it moves.

  • ccm800

    In but she looks more like Kidman daily and thats not good. 

  • random_poster

    I think the slit is kinda dumb. OUT

  • PeaceBang

    I am going with OUT because while she’s managing to kind of pull it off while standing stock still, I cannot see her moving in it without major ridiculosity happening. Also, too much blush and the shoes are too much with the matchy bling already.

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    OUT, but not for the reasons one might expect. It’s the neckline/cap sleeved issue I don’t like. Too prim and constricted. Also, color does nothing for her. And the shoes and hemline just don’t jive. 

  • KayEmWhy

    IN – It’s kinda weird, but I like it.

  • zelavie

    OUT.  The dress is very 90’s reminiscent, I REALLY hate the hemline and the slit, and it’s just all very wrong.

  • The combination of that dishwater color, awkward hemline, and middle school rhinestone sandals make this an OUT for me.  No amount of visible granny panty could make it an in.  If the whole thing was a dishwater lace with this beading, I might like it a lot better just because something that racy on Michelle would be a welcome change for her permanent Alice in Wonderland aesthetic.  On the plus side, I am liking the hair quite a bit.  Why couldn’t she maintain her hair like this for the Marilyn movie?  Yeesh.

  • L.


  • Louise Bryan

    Hate the slit, but the whole is an IN.

  • NO, hell no!  Love ya’ll, but the shoes, the hem, the slit, the whole thing. No.  OUT

  • What is with all the cheap-ass linings lately?  You’d think Prada could afford to spring for the good stuff.

  • lrhoff

    She looks wonderful…nice job, girl!

  • quiltrx

    THISCLOSE.  Come here, honey…I’ve got my sewing kit, and we’ll make this an “in” in just a few minutes.

    It really is a spectacular dress (my Southern-ness just won’t go for the faux wardrobe malfunction).  And I LIKE her made up like the woman she is…NOT twee!

  • Going with the uncles on this one.  IN.

  • elemspbee

    OUT! ai dao are meant to be worn with a bottom, not just grannie underpants. and that face. ugh

  • Kathleen B

    ugh OUT

  • She looks super cute. Hate the shoes with the dress, love the granny-panty slit. IN.


    Love the face, she looks great.  I love the “dress” but hate the black grannie panties with it.  I would rather see it as a tunic over slim black pants with the same shoes.

  • lundibleu

    IN, definitely. Perhaps even a WERQ. She almost, ALMOST, looks like she’s channeling Nicole Kidman or Cate Blanchett in the 2nd/3rd pictures. 

  • Warrior89


  • tired_mommy

    out–ruined by the slit (when did I get so old?)

  • kategs

    I love what she’s doing here…the demure clean lines of the dress and then surprise! 

  • Stefanie Mackenzie

    In…its an Ao Dai with panties instead of pants. Adorable.

  • In. No question.

  • TLo’s convo was EXACTLY the same as the one in my head when I first saw this. She’s left Twee-ter Pan behind. Love it. IN.

  • Out.  Flashing her panties doesn’t take the dress out of tweesville.  White, cap sleeves and flowers; it’s a dress for a young girl with a split seam.  Her makeup does look great though.

  • IN!!!!

  • formerlyAnon

    I was going with in, despite a slightly awkward (imo) length of hem and shoes that aren’t quite right but are still not bad, because the dress looks so good on her and then you had to point out the visible panty slit. But still, not an automatic out as she stands here. (Different story if she’d been in a thong)

    So I’m struggling with “can this still be an in?” and leaning yes . . . And then I thought about how this will look SITTING down at, say, dinner, when the back panel falls down toward the chair [gravity, yes?] and the top sits there like a super long apron or something.


  • Emily Scott

    In – LOVE this. The length is a little problematic for me, but otherwise it’s terrific. I especially love that clutch.

  • IN. Love it! Her face is gorgeous and I love what she did with her hair because it actually looks fresh even though it’s the same length she’s had it for years. I about fell over when I noticed the granny panties too, but this girl can pull it off!

  • I had already decided that I loved it before noticing the granny panty flash!  I actually prefer them this way than under a lace bottom. 

  • Alyssa

    I’d prefer it without the exposed panties, but this is still very tasteful exposure. I love the dress other than that, and the hair & makeup are killing it. So I would say IN.

  • lalahartma

    I’m not sure.  Nah?

  • Elizabeth Silverstein

    I almost forgot to vote. IN, IN, IN. I love her and this is quite fabulous.

  • Out. If you want to show us your panties wear them on the outside. It’s good enough for Batman and you, Michelle Willams, as delightful as you seem, are no Batman.

  • Peeve

    How well-covered and demure will she be when she actually walks? I have a feeling I won’t like it so much. But, standing still as a post and wearing enough makeup that she actually looks like a mature woman, I’ll say IN.

  • Sweetpea176


  • kikisayshi

    This dress could go really Granny really fast (no allusion to the Granny Panty intended), but she looks really fabulous from head to toe. IN like Flynn.

  • DeTrop

    I think you boys are trying to be contraversial – wink, wink.  This smacks of Geisha Tea Ceremony.  Bland color and those shoes – OUT.

  • kathrineb

    This gets a passing grade. But only because I am usually so in love with this womans style and this is not her best.

  • Buffy

    I like it IN

  • DinahR

    It might be tolerable while she’s standing but I what about walking or sitting down?  Tacky.   Seeing panties is always attention seeking/desperate or a plain ol’ unfortunate accident.  Plus these look like shapewear, not cute at all.  OUT 

  • In, and I’m positive that is the first time I’ve ever said that about a Granny panty featuring dress.

  • Hate the peek a boo sides.

  • margaret meyers

    In.  I’m charmed by the look.

  • crackineggs


    Just disappointed the Romney joke didn’t raise any ire…

  • tech33


  • guest2visits

    Really liked it until the slit. I think the waist high slit is a silly element.  And I’m not sure the shoes even go that well here.

  • cmjex

    love the hair and makeup, hate the shoes.

  • barbarienne

    At first glance it’s an IN. Then I saw the slit and I was like, “Wait, what?”

    I would have to see her walking around it in to decide if the slit looked wrong when she moves; that is, does it look like a mistake or does it work okay. And I suspect it looks very strange if she sits down in it. I’d be looking for seats with a wall on the right.

    Okay, I’m still going to say IN. If nothing else, I appreciate the daring. And she does look awesome when she’s just standing there.

  • shelley514

    Well it doesn’t look like a slit, it looks like a rip.  Mila Kunis had a ton of makeup on her face too for this premiere, so they must have used the same make up artist.  Tis a shame.

  • bd73

    “she’s well covered” is that a defense against an indecent exposure summons? we cannot normalize wearing foundation garments in full view of the public. bras and whatnot are bad enough. not bloomers. also, i hate the beaded pattern, the hem is too long and the shoes look very prom to me. her hair and makeup are chic though.