Oscars 2013 IN or OUT: Jennifer Lawrence

Posted on February 25, 2013

We’re kicking off an “IN or OUT” discussion about a dress that caused its wearer to trip and almost face-plant during the most important, most watched moment of her career. We don’t even know why we’re bothering. Oh, wait. Yes we do. It’s because she looked gorgeous in it.


Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2013 Academy Awards in a Christian Dior couture gown paired with Chopard jewelry and a Roger Vivier clutch.

Christian Dior Spring 2013 Couture Collection/Model: Manon Leloup (MARILYN)

It’s a funny thing to single out first, but that bustline is lovely on her. Her hair and makeup are also quite lovely; flawless, really. And while we love her jewelry and think it’s well-chosen, having that necklace hang down your back all night had to have been major-league irritating. Yes, the dress feels more than a little bridal, but the shape is incredibly dramatic and the styling does its best to make it seem like she’s not supposed to be carrying a bouquet and walking down an aisle. We think she looks pretty amazing, but there is that whole “too much dress for her to walk in” thing, which is a considerable mark against the look. If a lady can’t handle the difficulties of wearing a certain kind of dress, that lady should probably pick out a different one.

Vote Now!


IN! Too stunning to complain about, even if she did trip in it!


OUT! Huge, bridal, and hard to walk in. Why is this a question?



The kittens were not in love with Anne Hathaway’s “aging socialite chic” and voted it OUT.




[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

    • pookiesmom

      IN. Actually, her tripping over the dress ended up adding to her charm. Obviously it was embarassing, but it worked very well for her “new girl in Hollywood/charming outsider” persona.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        This should be a lesson to all those actresses that take the serious actress route: you don’t have to be a perfect plastic figure to be considered a great actress, you’re still allowed to trip over, get nervous and shaky without losing your acting creds.

        • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

          Even so, I bet she wishes she hadn’t tripped.

          • Laylalola

            Didn’t she have trouble in the Dior too? I’m pretty sure she’s the one who started the whole “did it rip? Or was it made that way?” meme.

            • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

              I think you’re right.  Bless her heart.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

            Of course she does, but I don’t think she’s mortifying herself for that. Had it happen to someone else, probably would have made more of a big deal. Just like when her other Dior dress “ripped”, she just continued ahead and didn’t let that thing ruin her big night.

          • http://twitter.com/ms_smartiepants Beth Mellone

            I’m sure she does, but if she hadn’t tripped, WE wouldn’t have had the squee-worthy moment of Hugh Jackman rushing to her aid. Seriously, that man is a treasure.

            • WhiteOprah

              I couldn’t figure out who that was, but I was loving the man rushing to her aid.  Another reason to love him.  :)

            • BazoDee

              I’ve read it was both Hugh Jackman and Bradley Cooper – from opposite sides of the isle.

            • fursa_saida

              I saw a gif of it–it was definitely both.

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Norita-Bergmann/755579340 Norita Bergmann

              I SO agree….just added to his lovability factor!

            • ampg

              That moment led to my favorite Tweet of the night: “JLaw, when Hugh Jackman rushes to help you up, you STAY DOWN until he gets there!”

        • pookiesmom

          True. Although I can’t help but think that this persona only works for her because she’s super young and hot.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

            It has nothing to do with age, it has to do with attitude. Think of Meryl Streep or Viola Davis. In fact, the older they become, they seem to realize that there’s nothing wrong with being likeable and human.I wish Kate Winslet realizes this too.

            • Mary229

              Or maybe all these women havedifferent personalities and comfort levels.

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

              Even shy actresses can pull out some confidence, they need it to make their job.

            • Warmheartedgirl_Seattle

              Can you imagine if Kristen Stewart had fallen?  She was her usual surly, snarly, brush-phobic self last night.  Meanwhile, Jennifer was charming and likeable.  Who cares if she fell?  And what happened to the ushers who used to help the women up the stairs in those gowns?

            • Sobaika

              She actually has done something like this – at some tween award show she accidentally dropped the award and blushed like mad and made a similarly self-deprecating remark as Jennifer Lawrence.

              I’m no KStew fan but I don’t get why everyone thinks she only grunts all the time.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000905542323 Rhonda Shore

              She actually grunted when she arrived ONSTAGE  last night…Daniel Radcliffe looked confused.  

            • Rachel S.

              I know this is two months later, but I wanted to clarify that Kristen arrived at the Oscars in crutches because she had previously stepped in glass. She walked onto the stage sans the crutches, which is why she looked so miserable.

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

              Well, she does look (most of the time) like she’d rather be anywhere else but the place she is at that very moment. And (again, most of the time) her face is saying loud and clear: “fuck, I hate these people, whoever they are”.

            • butterflysunita

              I love this description–“surly, snarly, brush-phobic”.  

            • AViewer44

              Yes, where WERE those ushers?  It’s ridiculous to expect them to make it up those shiny stairs, overcome with nerves and with no bannister (that I could see) to help.  

            • TRSTL

              Did you see Ms. Streep last night, walking out on to the stage to present, looking every bit like she was picking her panties out of her butt?  Then she just flat out said, “Hmmm… I’m literally walking on my dress.” 

            • pookiesmom

              True. I think I am just wary of viewing J. Law’s persona as any more or less contrived than Kate Winslet’s. Jennifer is (thus far) more successful at projecting a down-to-Earth, lovable personality, but I think that is only compatible with her being the new universally-adored “It” girl because she looks fucking amazing while doing so  (and, of course, because she’s super talented and picks great projects). She puts the effort in, even if (and maybe because) she refuses to pay lip service to the song-and-dance that she is participating in. She strikes me as someone who it’s cool for the Academy to love because it shows they have a sense of humor but it doesn’t threaten the ‘brand,’ it only makes it more hip. I agree that people don’t really want to see the “serious” actress persona anymore (look at how the tide has turned on Anne Hathaway), but I feel for ALL of these girls because the public is a capricious motherfucker. The tide could just as easily turn against J. Law if her sense of humor veers too far into self-importance or if her “new girl in town” schtick wears thin. Not saying she’s not being genuine, but that I’m too cynical to tout one actress as more “human” than another just because she has cultivated a persona of being down-to-Earth.

            • BuffaloBarbara

              I don’t know if it’s even cultivated personalities per se — some people are more withdrawn and serious than others.  Doesn’t make them less people, in real life or in Hollywood.

              I feel for them, too.  I’ve really come to conclusion that fame isn’t a reward, but a punishment, for being successful.

            • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

              You’re probably right, but it’s better to cultivate a persona than a goddess, like most actresses do.

        • http://annequichante.wordpress.com/ Anne

          Case in point:  Meryl Streep stepped on her dress while walking to the microphone to present, and may or may not have also picked her wedgie at the same time.

          • Introspective

            I thought it was just me! i was at home shouting at my screen: “Mary Louise!!!! are you trying to get your underwear outta your butt crack thinking that 10 million cameras arent on you????”

            and then i thought, hey, if anybody’s earned the right to a televised wedgie adjust its her. rock on bitch.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

            My husband goes “Meryl just picked her butt!” And I wondered if it wasn’t her way of taking the heat off of poor JLaw and to some extent KStew. She totally seems like the kind of person to do something like that.

          • Jena Marie DiPinto

             It’s Meryl Streep. She could have used the envelope to dislodge something from between her teeth and everyone would still have been okay with it.

        • mike__tv

          Pah-leez, call me a cynical conspiracy theorist but being nervous and shaky and tripping over is all part of her “I’m just like you I trip too” shtick. Tripping at the academies hasn’t been embarrassing for a long time, it’s always endearing  and it always wins people over because you’re normal just like them. If I were JLaw’s PR person or whoever I would suggest that she say “orders someone for a big mac and then if she can strategically trip on stage, and while she’s at it if she could burp and watch  reality TV that wouldn’t hurt either”. I still like her, but think she generally sells the normal-girl-just-like-you thing so hard it can seem disingenuous.

          • http://www.facebook.com/paolo.valdebrio Paolo Valdebrio

            Cynical conspiracy theorist.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

            So, you’re saying that a young, relatively new actress would sign up to trip in purpose in front of hundred of other actors and in front of millions of viewers only to make herself more likeable.

            As you say: PAH-LEEZ

            • mike__tv

              LOL, honestly I’m not saying she did it on purpose, but the idea that tripping on stage at the oscars is anything but endearing to others is silly. I like her and hadn’t watched the event itself when I posted this, and she seemed genuinely surprised and also embarassed. But somewhere down the line there will be an actress who trips on purpose because it gets you nothing but love. Really she’s great, but I wouldn’t be surprised. I see however that everyone disagrees and will shut right up.

            • formerlyAnon

              No comments on JLaw, but IME, there is no such thing as a 100% completely unselfconscious serious actor over the age of, oh, 12 or 14.  It may not be so 24-7, but they are all by training and nature aware of themselves and how they make the impression they’re making, at least when appearing in public.

          • BazoDee

            You should look at her post Oscar interviews. They pretty much asked her if it was on purpose.

        • http://twitter.com/jalae Janey

          And get majorly excited but still so charmingly herself when meeting Jack Nicholson. 


          I haven’t been the biggest fan of the movies she’s been in that I’ve watched (although I think she’s been great in them) but she just has this soft spot in my heart. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

         Did you watch her post win interview?  It’s hilarious.  Some idiot reporter asks “what went through your mind when you tripped” and her response was “Uh…a bad word.  That I can’t say.  It starts with an F.”

        • 3boysful

           I loved that.  Also, in response to someone who asked if she weren’t afraid of having peaked too early in her career, she guffawed and replied, “Well, NOW I am!”.

        • Elaine Lang

           Here’s a link for those who missed it…she was hilarious, and I love the way she kind of looks at a few of the reporters like they are total idiots.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ACQpZW-eTg&feature=share

      • teachmusik

        Major “true gentlemen” points to Hugh Jackman and Bradley Cooper, who both leaped out of their seats and ran up to her. You could see Hugh on the telecast but she got up just as he reached her.

        ETA: GIF of Hugh and Bradley: http://24.media.tumblr.com/d282209faef0f0f96e3904a8033a715b/tumblr_mirf84m8Ob1qah4geo4_250.gif

      • kikisayshi

         Yes, I’m sure the trip was mostly due to her jitters as she probably didn’t expect them to call her name. She handled it very gracefully.

      • http://twitter.com/rvshepherd Robin

        IN IN IN! And I totally agree, the tripping is just part of her and her charm. But aren’t there supposed to be people there to help you get up the stage whenever you win?? Thank goodness for Hugh Jackman and Bradley Cooper for trying to help though!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=535548244 Kim Baker Vidas Davey-Irvin

        totally agree.  

      • ankali

         Completely agree. The dress & styling (and genes, of course) made her look gorgeous, the trip made her relatable.

    • http://twitter.com/ThingsToShea Jenn Elting

      In.  In, in, in.

      • TVKimmy

        Ditto. Ditto, ditto, ditto.

      • JosephLamour

         Totes in.

      • Vickiefantastico

        You beat me to it! That is exactly what I was going to post!

    • http://twitter.com/cupidissimo Feathers McGraw

      If I were a lady, I’d be worried that *any* dress would be hard to walk in after I had just won an Oscar. The shock would probably prevent me from walking correctly even with pants. IN (because: AWESOME)

    • Verascity

      STUNNINGLY beautiful. As far as I’m concerned, she tripped over her own fabulousness. IN.

      • Verascity

         Replying to myself but also, this is the best her makeup has ever looked, ever. She needs to keep this artist on retainer.

        • sweetestsith

          I completely agree. She has a great face, but her makeup is often weird and distracting. This is BEAUTIFUL, perfect shades (well, I wouldn’t cry about a slightly stronger lip), well blended & balanced, love love love.


          • Neripson

            She hasn’t have a great face. Her round face and smile squirrel is horrible. She need make-up to give some shape to her face.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000905542323 Rhonda Shore

          T-LO have the smartest followers, lol!!!  Reading the comments is fun too.  

      • http://twitter.com/MFeatherstone Mary Featherstone

        I think she was genuinely shocked she won. That’s why she’s so lovable (ahem, Anne). I think the shock was a big reason she tripped! 

        • Kimbolina

          OMG, speaking of Anne, her little “Oh my god, it really happened!” or whatever she said when she first got up to the mic.  PUH-LEASE.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000905542323 Rhonda Shore

            That wasn’t half as bad as her “nobody should be as poor as Fantine” bit…her earnestness or whatever it is couldn’t be more irritating at this point.  She is over-exposed, needs to go on a cruise or something low profile for a while!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000905542323 Rhonda Shore

          She won best actress at other award shows and she was heavily favored. Winning couldn’t have been that much of a shock, but that said, she’s quick-witted and seems cool, like she’d be fun to hang out with. Whether it’s who she is or some front, who cares?  It’s like she herself said in one of her interviews, she’s an actress, not a brain surgeon (or some such…) 

      • mshesterp

        I’ll keep that in mind as I’m fairly clumsy myself.  “Don’t mind me!  It’s just my fabulousness getting in the way! Go around!”

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      The dress is pretty, but it’s her hair and makeup that make it a wIN for me.

      • http://twitter.com/FlaviaGPantoja Flavia Pantoja

        Agree! The makeup was really pretty and not the obvious kind. She looks beautiful but the fabric on the dress screams ‘bedspread’ to me! 

        • 3boysful

           Oh, to each her own, I guess, because the fabric is my favorite part of the dress!

      • grouchywif

         I wish more women last night had gone with this type of hair. So many flyaways and unruly updos or plain-jane “I couldn’t be bothered and this is how I look when I go to the grocery store” hair-dos. I’m looking at you Amy Adams and Jennifer Aniston.

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      I didn’t watch the Oscars, so I missed the near fail. I think she looks gorgeous, though, which she often doesn’t, so she’s getting an IN from me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=555593309 Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

      IN. just because she tripped on the steps of the stage. :D

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    • http://twitter.com/SuzanneCitere SuzanneCitere

      In! What an interesting texture to it as well… 

    • Chickadeep

      IN, but apparently requiring a lesson in how to walk up stairs while wearing it. The backwards necklace was a thing, I guess? Anne H had hers in reverse too, and I think there were a few others. 

    • Ceur

      In. Absolutely gorgeous. She probably would have tripped in a number of dresses, that’s what makes her likeable. 

    • DominoEstella

      IN, she looks gorgeous but it doesn’t really look like her style of dress.   If the hair and makeup weren’t so perfect this might have been an out.  

    • DeGuz

      This is the most beautiful I have ever seen her look. Major IN!

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

      OUT for me. Don’t get me wrong as I think she looks stunning but as THE choice for an oscar… too bridal and bland, if it was a more dramatic color then maybe I would prefer it! 

      • laddie103

         On the model the pouf looks more controlled and one wonders why not more controlled on Jennifer.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      I’m gonna go with IN, even though my first thought, voiced outloud, was, “You DO know you’re going to be sitting in a tiny theater seat for like, a bazillion hours, right?”

      • MilaXX

         The shots of her and Amy Adams sitting were rather amusing.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

          And I though AA looked like one of those cozies you put over a roll of tp.

          • Introspective

            this conversation between you two totally describes my thought process while watching the front row the whole night. 

            all their couture frippery spilling out of those little ass box seats was just hilarious and unfortunate at the same time.

            so yes, JLaw is in, despite there being a bit too much dress to go around.

    • http://twitter.com/jack_attack88 Jackie Stewart

      IN. IN. IN. She looked flawless. That necklace down the back is to die for and she tripped going up the stairs, made a joke about it and won the hearts of America in less than one minute. She’s perfect!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJKIPTJBFKO4AYI44XFPYX7O3A Trumanspal

      Necklace: Jules Jacoby (Demi Moore), St. Elmo’s Fire 1985: cocaine binge scene

    • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

      This dress was my very favorite of the evening.  No one else came close!  And I wouldn’t blame the dress for her fall. It was probably a shoe malfunction.   High heels+slippery stairs=disaster waiting to happen.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      IN x 100.  Beautiful and she looks perfect perfect!!  She tripped – and that almost seemed like what we may come to know as “classic Jlaw” – just seems like something that would happen to her in that moment, regardless of dress.  Though I’m sure the dress caused it to happen.  But really – she looks soooo amazing.  She was the star of the night as soon as she walked in.

    • teensmom99

      OUT.  Usually, I think and IN doesn’t have to be WERQ level to be IN–but it’s the Oscar’s, ladies and gents.  I think it’s too pale on her and she could have used a darker lip.  It s nice to see a strapless dress where the chest fits properly but I just don’t love this on her and on Oscar night–with all the dresses in the world to choose from–that’s an OUT.  But JLaw, totally deserved Oscar!

    • cindy_lightballoon

      How is it even a question?!? IN IN IN!

    • miagain

      IN IN IN….
      It was a lovely dress… and she is tall enough to handle it.  I wonder how much shoes may have been a factor in her fall?
      Is the dress white or a very pale pink?

      • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

         I think it might have been two-toned.  White on the top layer, very pale pink on the bottom layer.

      • Sobaika

        It’s white, that’s the red carpet reflecting back.

        • http://hearmeintheharmony.wordpress.com/ Melanie

          I think it’s very pale pink.  It looks pink on the model, too, and she’s on a white runway.

          • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

             USA Today has a series of pictures that show it is distinctly two-toned.  It’s the shot of her when she tripped.  I’d link to it but I don’t think you can when there are multiple pictures involved.

        • alyce1213

          Pale pink.

          • SassieCassy

            it is two toned. white and pink.

            • alyce1213

              Oh yeah, I see the panel in the back is white.  Not visible at all from the front.

        • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

           It’s pale pink with a second layer of white in the back.

    • Kathy_Marlow

      She’s amazing all the way around, it would have been against her nature to NOT fall or have something happen on the way up to the podium. She’s SO IN that she’s IN twice. 

    • http://www.katidom.com/ Kati B

      IN. I love this girl. Her hair and makeup were FLAWLESS. I thought she was adorable about the trip. Poor baby, she must have been mortified!

    • Claudia Fernandes

      She looks stunnig, but the dress is so huge…can I shout a NOUT? In for the face, out for the dress…

    • lolaleen

      Absolutely gorgeous. Nothing but an IN for me.

    • Hairmione

      It’s a desaster.
      She definitely should try something else, this kind of dress isn’t really complementing her body at all.

    • ecksor

      IN. Dramatic simplicity works incredibly well for her. Gorgeous without trying too hard.

    • MilaXX

      IN – I thought she looked lovely. They got her hair and makeup right when it counted. Besides I get the feeling that at that moment JLaw would have tripped over air. She’s that kinda of girl. I especially love that over the shoulder picture. 

    • Jecca2244

      lol you guys ARE cranky this morning : ) Look, I can’t walk half the time in a pair of flats. she did a pretty good job moving down the red carpet in it and a really great job of deflecting the fact that she had fallen. and the unique texture to it made the dress not so bridally. So, IN. 

      • granite5

        I also trip in flats and jeans, so I don’t buy TLo’s “If a lady can’t handle the difficulties…” comment. She is wonderful, and looks great here. IN. 

    • rumcg66

      IN. Anyone could trip in ANY gown, when you add in the high heels and the nerves and yada. She looked gorgeous.

    • Judy_S

      I’m afraid I did not stay up for the whole thing so I just watched a replay. I was struck by the fact that when she headed for the stage, before falling, she hiked up the bodice. I would say OUT just because she herself is not ready to wear this dress, and maybe never will be. She should have worn a dress in which she could stand, sit, and walk without worrying about wardrobe malfunctions. This dress strikes me as for professionals only.

    • Annabelle Archer

      IN. Stunning and simple and perfect to nearly every detail.  Let’s just try to forget about that ungraceful little fall.  

      • http://hearmeintheharmony.wordpress.com/ Melanie

        As far as falls go, I thought it was pretty graceful.  Mine would have been way less ladylike. 

    • Sylvia McCarthy

      In. Gorgeous on her. She dealt with the trip charmingly, and if she had stayed down an extra second, she would have been rescued by Hugh Jackman. All good.

      • jenno1013

        This!  Who was the ONE man who leapt out of his front row seat to come to her rescue?  Hugh!  Luv. Him.

        Agree that her face and hair were perfection, the silhouette was dramatic and flattering, and she would have fallen in anything just then.  Luv. Huh.

      • par3182

        Hugh, with Bradley Cooper and Jean Dujardin as back-up; not a bad trifecta.

        But the best thing – she didn’t need any of ‘em.

      • Kayceed

        What the hell with the ushers? Isn’t there usually a handsome guy in a tux stationed at the bottom of the stairs to help the ladies up? I must be thinking of another awards show…

        • Sobaika

          That guy is around at the Golden Globes, and they need one for every award show. Getting up on stage in heels and 30-pound dresses is no joke.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WVTYDX4T7FOCBV4H4REANLN7BQ s k

      In! Bridal, yes, but the delicate, back-draped necklace adds the perfect amount of edge.

    • afabulous50

      IN.  Who cares if she tripped?

      • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

        All of those people who would post comments saying “I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU DIDN’T MENTION SHE TRIPPED IN IT!!!!!!” if we didn’t mention it.

        • http://twitter.com/MFeatherstone Mary Featherstone

          If Anne had tripped, everyone would have laughed. JLaw trips and everyone loves her more… says a lot about what an endearing personality she has!!! 

    • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

      NO NO NO. OUT.

      If it were in a different color, maybe. But the paleness of this on her, and the fact that it caused her to trip makes this a 100% out for me.

    • alaskahyoung

      So In. I like it better every time I look at it.

    • estella_nyc

      IN.  She looked perfect and I love the way she wore the necklace.

    • Noshmek

      Out.  She looks like the feather duster from Beauty and the Beast.

    • stagmania

      IN. I would normally prefer a stronger color, but she looked gorgeous.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      In, she looked beautiful! Loved the hair and make-up. She sometimes goes overboard on the eye make-up, so I was pleased at how fresh it all looked.

      I won’t blame the dress on her fall, either. This is Jennifer Lawrence, after all. Part of her charm, and reason that I adore her, is that she’s a flaky goofball, and she has a (self-acknowledged) habit of blowing what should be memorable moments with either physical gaffes or inappropriate comments. (Read her interview about meeting Francis Ford Coppola, for instance.) She probably would have had an incident no matter what she wore. 

    • AmeliaEve

      IN. Every Oscar broadcast has That Dress. This one is really lovely. Since I did not see her trip, I am just going to pretend it didn’t happen. She looks radiant.

    • tylka5

      In – She was stunning and the trip was probably more nerves and excitement combined with the dress.

    • TAGinMO

      Stunning. I’d give it a WERQ. And frankly, I’m surprised a lot more gals don’t fall on their way up the steps.

    • Sobaika

      I did not LOVE this the way the rest of the world did (it sort of reminds me of a giant maxi pad) but she looks fine. Not Oscars good, not even average red carpet good, just fine.

      • Kayceed

        Me either. It looked a bit mushroomy to me. It’s ok.

    • Beardslee

      Out. She looked absolutely lovely standing still but it was too much dress to move in.

    • Warmheartedgirl_Seattle

      IN.  Fabulous, adorable, charming.  The girl AND the dress.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1241487378 Lauren Lynch Fox

      IN, IN, IN!! Young, natural, lovely!

    • RzYoung

      I think I actually like it better with the head dress- i totally think she could have pulled it off too. Love the backwards necklace and earrings. It’s great IN from me, the tripping makes her endearing 

    • Jessica O’Connell

      She didn’t faceplant and I trip in flats and jeans so, I can’t blame that fabulous dress too much. She looks too amazing to be anything but IN.

    • SewingSiren

      Lovely dress. Lovely woman. I wonder if Anne switched her necklace around at the last minute when she saw it on Jennifer that way. It works better on Jennifer, by a mile.
      Am I the only one who thinks the “trip” was acting? So she would seem more “real” . It sure took a little focus off that damn Anne Hathaway.

    • Call me Bee

      So Miss Jennifer wears pale pink and everyone loves it,a nd Miss Anne H wears the same color and every hates it.  They have exactly the same skin tone and both looked gorgeous in this color. 
      Well anyway–I did not like this.  She looked beautiful–hair and makeup were perfect.  But this was way too big.  While seated in the first row of the theatre, she almost looked like she was sitting in a bubble bath.  OUT!

      • http://profiles.google.com/dorothymichael Dorothy & Michael n/a

         It’s not the color people found fault with. It’s the style of the dresses.  And the dart placement.

      • http://hearmeintheharmony.wordpress.com/ Melanie

        I think they do not have “exactly the same skin tone.”  Anne Hathaway is way paler than Jennifer Lawrence.  (For the record, I didn’t hate the color on Anne Hathaway.)

    • altalinda

      In.  She looked lovely, not bridal at all.

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

      IN. LoveloveLOVE the textile, love the shape, love her flawless makeup.

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      In. Although left to myself I would have introduced a bit of colour in the jewellery.

    • kat89

      IN. She looked gorgeous.

    • kmk05

      IN, because she is awesome. Also, the makeup and hair are particularly well done, when with her its 50/50.

    • f_yeah_marie

      Congrats to J Law, first of all…she is one of the reasons I watched SLP twice and I love her humble, self-deprecating manner.  However, I must say this dress is an OUT, though I do agree she looks great.  I just don’t like how the skirt balloons at the bottom and it looks stiff.  I liked her after party dress much better.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stacy-Pershall/1024689145 Stacy Pershall

      Wow, I seem to be the only person who thought this was a resounding OUT.  Hair and makeup: gorgeous.  Dress: HATE.  Too pale, too bridal, bizarre cut, looks wrinkled.

    • Reneesance

      Total IN, even if I wished it had been in a color, the whole look was flawless on her.  And tripping is just sort of amusing and adorable

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=720650914 Ronica Skarphol Brownson

      Beautiful. In. She looks stunning.

    • fringebenefit

      IN. You can fall in an ugly dress as easily as you can fall in a gorgeous one.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705915465 Deborah Newell Tornello

      I loved the dress, and loved it on Jennifer. Even if–yes–it was very bridal. Her soft makeup and updone hair were perfect (why do so many young actresses wreck a gorgeous gown look by doing absolutely nothing with their hair? I think hair should generally be UP for ultra-formal dress, as it shows off the dress, the jewelry, and most importantly, one’s eyes and smile).

      As for the near-faceplant, someone should have taught her how to wear heels and walk up stairs in a long, full, mermaid-y gown. You score the soles of your shoes with sharp scissors (or else sandpaper the hell out of them). And when going UP the stairs, you subtly lift up your skirts so as not to trip on them. Your back will be to the audience, anyway. When going back down, your feet naturally extend out and down, and the dress trails up and behind you, so no need to lift the skirts, which is nice when you’re facing the audience. Comportment, girls!

    • http://twitter.com/algaechick algaechick

      Liked this, didn’t like Anne’s nip dress, but is ‘wearing necklaces backwards’ a thing now?

    • Daktari100

      IN.  She may not have what it takes to walk in a dress like that, but you have to admire the way she handled an embarrassing situation after tripping and nearly face planting in it.  She acknowledged what happened, acknowledged it was embarrassing, and moved on.  I like that she seemed like an everyday girl, who happened to get glammed up for an important occasion.

    • Susan Crawford

      I am giving our winner a great big IN for this look. The dress is an incredible design that fits her like the proverbial glove. Hair and makeup? FLAWLESS! This is the very best I have EVER seen her look. Soigne, polished and simply glowing – give that hair/make-up crew some major props, Jennifer. Maybe treat them to a weekend in Cabo as a special thank you. I hate the whole wearing the necklace backward thing. The earrings were spectacular, though, and in case they need a good home, I will be happy to adopt them.

      As for the stumble – the gal is entitled. It was a mighty big dress on a mighty big night, and she recovered with good humor. Love huh!

    • HobbitGirl

      IN. The fabric pattern was lovely on camera, and if you can’t dress up like a Pretty Pretty Princess on one of the most important nights of your career, when can you?

      As far as tripping, I totally tripped on my wedding dress. Doesn’t mean I didn’t feel like a million bucks in my big ol’ poufy get-up.

    • Emily Roach

      In, because she’s wonderful and looked it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1397307912 Jeremiah Capacillo

      IN. That dress should have won an award on its own merit.

    • http://twitter.com/BookcaseHat Emily

      IN. Did she trip because of the dress? Maybe. Or maybe it was whatever shoes she’s wearing. Or maybe her feet fell asleep after sitting through that bore of a ceremony. Or maybe it was nerves. I have fallen up stairs so many times and not once has it been the fault of a gorgeous Dior gown.

      • http://hearmeintheharmony.wordpress.com/ Melanie

        I myself fell up the stairs just yesterday morning in my slippers!

    • prettybigkitty

      IN.  She looked gorgeous.  No doubt about it.  I only hope she had a more wearable dress in her trick bag for the after parties.

    • mjude

      IN.  she looked so pretty

    • http://twitter.com/gingeracha H Milan

      100% in. I would have thought the Oscar was hers to win if I were judging by dresses.

    • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.com/ Catherine

      IN. Tripping over a dress would be my biggest fear, and it happened, and she handled it in the most charming, adorable way. Love her.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/37TPKASIMXVUPYK5BNQFOL43KU Carina

      This is so IN. She looks breathtaking. The trip up the stairs only makes her more endearing.

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

      In. I wasn’t in love with it, but she looked so incredibly pretty.

    • werika

      Hair and makeup looked lovely. The skirt was eyesoringly voluminous. Props to her for going all out though.

    • TheDivineMissAnn

      Yep, bridal is the first thing that came to mind when I saw this dress.  And while the pearls (?) draped down her back is intriguing,  a necklace with more of a statement would have looked better.

    • Aly Light

      As soon as I saw it, I figured she wasn’t expecting to win. Why would you wear something like that if you’re planning on jumping out of your seat and trotting up to a podium? For that alone, OUT.

    • MintaHallWriter

      OH, IN-IN-IN=IN-IN!!!  I thought she looked fabulous last night. Hair & makeup flawless. The dress was spectacular on her and extremely beautiful.  She is not a formal-dress kinda girl most of the time and walking up stairs in a long gown–no matter WHAT the style!–is very tricky!   Your feet tend to catch the bottom of the gown and that trips you forward. 

      Definitely positively absolutely IN. One of the most gorgeous looks of the night.

    • http://www.tumblr.com/tumblelog/lastbutnotleast janinedm

      In, but I can’t help but think she would have had an easier awards season without the required Dior. She looks great in it, but she seemed to sort of fight each Dior dress in a different way. Who would have thought that the red boob shelf was going to be the most successful iteration?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000905542323 Rhonda Shore

        The red boob shelf dress made me wanna cop a feel!!!

    • Laylalola

      In. This is the first and last time we’ll ever seen her in something like this, and what a moment to choose to wear it.

    • VioletFem

      OUT. Her hair and makeup are stunning, but the dress looks rather bland. This would look better in a richer color that photographs well.

    • AwwwTrouble


    • http://twitter.com/SioConnellan Siobhan Connellan


    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      I just wish it didn’t take someone so long to go help her. It’s like a game of what Louis C.K. called “decency chicken”.
      I couldn’t tell who it was though, Hugh Jackman or Bradley Cooper?

      ETA- still have to say IN.

      • http://hearmeintheharmony.wordpress.com/ Melanie

        On the telecast, you saw Jackman, and Dujardin was ready to come down from the stage.  Apparently, from a different angle, Coop leapt up to help as well.  But she was too quick for all of them.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

          Thanks. She seemed like she was face down FOREVER. In reality it was probably .4 seconds.

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      IN! Perfect for winning an Oscar in, even with the dramatic trip on the steps.
      She looked lovely and that’s all there is to say about it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ginny-Ellsworth/534496198 Ginny Ellsworth

      IN! She worked it flawlessly.
      OPERATING it was not as successful, but certainly a memorable Oscar moment. She held her composure well. Kudos to Hugh Jackman the only man in the theater to go to her aid, though he didn’t quite make it to her before she was up and going again. 

    • SerpentsDance

      So very, very in. The dress suits her perfectly and her hair and makeup are amazing. I also really love those earrings. I’m so-so on the necklace being worn like that, but it’s still very pretty on her.

    • Theresa Jones

      Perfection… IN!
      Didn’t she have a stumbling issue a while back, too?  Maybe she’s a little overwhelmed in the moment and just forgets to hold-up the fron of her dress… I thought the whole episode endearing… conveyed true surprise and humility… and class and grace in how she handled it.

      • SewingSiren

        Yes. She stepped on her dress at the SAG and revealed the lining (which was widely reported as a rip). I think the is her thing. It was a pratfall.

    • piecesofconfetti

      IN. It’s a total Oscar look. Her face looked FLAWLESS (as you mentioned). I wasn’t sure about the dress at first because I’m not normally a fan of such volume, but it was totally appropriate and gave her a wow moment.

    • aquamarine17

      IN! Love it and thought she was charming. the back view of that dress is awesome. very well-made and she did it justice. 

    • PaulaBerman

      IN because I love her and I knew she was going to do something dorky. Nice to see a person genuinely surprised at winning and not faking it (I’m looking at you, Anne Hathaway).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1550881905 Hildegerd Haugen

      Bridal gown on the red carpet… 
      Nope, I do not like this.

    • MissFern

      If it was in any other color, IN.  But I can’t with that bridal white.

      • alyce1213

        But it was light pink.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000905542323 Rhonda Shore

      IN.  Agree with other comments that it somehow increased her likeability even more.  And she looked AMAZING!!!

    • carolie_king

      Unless she had another one, the trip going up the steps is the fault of no man going to escort her up the stairs.  Don’t they have a guy there to do that?  Like the stupid Miss Oscar or whatever her title is?  Anyway, I’m blaming Management.  She’s gorgeous.  IN.

    • jennifromcali

      Definitely IN! I tripped this morning coming down the stairs and I was wearing JCP pajamas.

    • http://twitter.com/DuBey2 Marie Fessler

      IN. Loved it.

    • http://twitter.com/AlisonSigman Alison Sigman

      IN! Who the hell thinks they’ll be walking up stairs when they go to the Oscars? (Anne & Daniel Day aside). 

    • http://twitter.com/Gigi76 Gigi76

      IN! I loved it, she looked stunning and to be honest, I get the feeling that JLaw could be wearing a short skirt and flats and still manage to face plant when walking up stairs. I am not sure the dress was to blame….Plus I am girl crushing on her so hard right now, I found the trip to be adorable.

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

      In , falling aside, she looked lovely

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cortney-Dean/100002491593625 Cortney Dean

      IN. 100% Yes, the trip was unfortunate, but she may be the only starlet out there who could make it work for her instead of end up cringe-worthy. Anyway, it was a spectacular gown, she looked beyond lovely, and I am thrilled she won. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QK3MTAHUVJCMI7DANY6WFCAIUM n a

      IN- I blame the event organizers who didn’t have an escort waiting for her. epic fail!

    • Jangle57

      She looked gorgeous.  IN

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

      Stunning!!!  In

    • http://twitter.com/MFeatherstone Mary Featherstone

      IN IN IN. She looks like royalty. 

    • LaSylphide

      A big IN. Gorgeous and much better on her than the model. It’s the kind of dress that needs a curvey figure to look good.

    • http://twitter.com/awtchy1 Ashley

      Stunningly IN. 

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      IN, although it was a rookie mistake in too much dress for too little of a girl. She’s not experienced enough for such a bohemouth! 

    • bxbourgie

      Love her, love the dress, loved that she tripped IN the dress… I mean come ON, she tripped up the stairs to accept an ACADEMY AWARD.  Totally acceptable for there to be some stumbling and tripping and almost falling in that moment.  Bet next year they’ll have those random guys milling around in the aisles for the ladies who win next year.  Whatever happened to those dudes anyway?  To un-PC? “I’m a woman, I don’t need your hand to help me up the stairs!”  

      • http://twitter.com/chylde chylde

         Ha ha! Imagine if that had been Lena Dunham! ;-)

        • http://hearmeintheharmony.wordpress.com/ Melanie

          But Dunham needed those dudes most of all in those atrocious shoes she wore to the Globes!  She could hardly walk.

    • decormaven

      In, and snaps for a well-fitted dress. Well-played, JLaw.

    • lizajane1776


    • Beverly Kozma

      IN.  That’s how you do strapless (unless you’re tacky).

    • http://www.facebook.com/brittany.lowery.98 Brittany Lowery


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

      Out. I thought it was too much dress even before I saw her trip in it. 

    • zelavie

      Unreservedly IN!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QP4RBTAZX6QTHZZSJ2YT7DGO7Q Brittany

      In! She looked very pretty in it – although I think she still has a lot to learn about her red carpet style, it’s sort of been all over the map and I don’t know that this is the first or second or even third thing I would’ve picked for her. 

    • pulpytomato

      Out. When is her contract with Dior up?

    • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

      In.  And it looked like on TV that there was some pink to the dress, no?  I thought she looked wonderful.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=43102408 Kristen Reyes

      IN. I love that that bitch fell.  She looked great and the fall was totally worth it. 

    • DinaSews

      IN. A perfect look for her.

    • Mary229

      She’s 22 years old. This looked age appropriate and pretty and lovely. I think it’s an in.

    • GorgeousThings

      The dress clearly had it IN for her, so I have to give it an OUT.

    • LongTall_Sally

      My favorite gown of the night, though I didn’t see her trip.  IN for sure!

    • Judy_J

      IN. I agree she looks gorgeous and dramatic, and I suppose that is what she was going for.  Her trip up the steps to recieve her Oscar should serve as a lesson to all those ladies who may be next…..when choosing your gown for the big moment, make sure that you can walk normally in it.  

      • http://hearmeintheharmony.wordpress.com/ Melanie

        Right?  It’s like a walking (er, tripping) advertisement for the mullet dress.

    • http://melaniesuzanne.blogspot.com/ Melanie Suzanne

      Despite taking up half the row and causing her to trip up the stairs (which is the only way I fall on stairs as well [up, not because of a big ass dress]), her ensemble is a complete IN. I thought she was the best dressed of the evening.

    • RebeccaKW

      In.  I’m going with the opinion that she tripped b/c she was excited and wasn’t paying attention to the stairs.  I do that, in jeans and sneakers, b/c I’m clumsy.

      Girl looked amazing.

    • clevRcat

      IN – A splendid confection of a gown.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      The very first thing I thought when I saw that dress was “that thing is going to be a bitch to walk up the steps in when she wins”.  She looks amazing, but I don’t like the dress much and think it was wrong for the occasion … so OUT.

    • gabbilevy

      IN. If you can’t wear a dress like this at the Oscars of all places, where can you wear a dress like this??

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

      In. Anyone can trip…people trip in jeans ferfuxake. Her hair, makeup, and jewelry are all HUGE improvements and she looks lovely.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DBSIHWVY4ECXGNXAXFXJMSCNIE Katrin

      She puts the IN in stunnINg!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=149100065 Virginia McMurdo

      In…she just looked so beautiful.

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

      I saw her last night from the waist up and just wanted to hike the dress up. It looks like it was sliding down.

    • margaret meyers

      Out.  There were an awful lot of BIG dresses on the carpet last night. 

      I wonder if Anne Hathaway didn’t switch to the austere, columnar silhouette when she realized how many very expansive dresses and aggressive colors/fabrics were going to be worn. 

    • MoreShoes


    • oyeyemi808

      OUT> where are her brides maids? A lot of dresses were very run of the mill to me. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U5LTVYHX32MGMMXR33G7TOXVR4 Magdalena Monzerrat Ontiveros

      Her felt was good, very dramatic, she looks gorgeous on the stairs! 

    • ojosazules

      Sorry to hear she tripped in it, but IN!

    • http://twitter.com/DuBey2 Marie Fessler

      Did anyone else wonder: A. Maybe she didn’t lift her skirt enough because she was trying to avoid what happened with the (?also Dior) *ripped looking dress* at the Golden Globes when she lifted it?
         and B.  Maybe, once down on the ground, she had a moment of fear about destroying the Thousands of dollars worth of necklace or fabric which was surely loaned to her?

    • http://www.facebook.com/AdriannaGrezak Adrianna Grężak

      She looked visibly shaken, I think she was bound to trip in any dress she wore. Ironically soon before her name was called I thought, “man, why do men get the comfortable outfits”

    • StillGary

      She might have tripped wearing a regular formal too — I think her brain just forgot how to climb steps, Girl just won an Oscar!

    • Lilithcat

      Love the dress.  Simple and glamorous.  IN.

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

      IN. I guess. It’s pretty. Oh I am just going to say it, I hate princess dresses. Even if they’re pretty. Snore. Hair and make-up is pretty though and she is charming.

    • Donna Schmidt

      I’m torn – I love her makeup and hair but the dress makes me think of a toilet paper doll.

    • mozzer0906

      IN, she looked fabulous and the tripping only made her more endearing to everyone.  Hair and make up were perfection as well.

    • savicevic

      IN. Absolutely breathtaking.

    • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

      It’s a pale girl, with pale hair, in a pale dress, and on paper, it’s boring, but she really pulled it off, I think. The texture of the gown keeps it from going bridal, and unlike most of the women who chose updos for the night, she looked like she ran a comb through it before she put it up, so it didn’t look like “running to the store/yoga hair.”

    • http://profiles.google.com/adj.blair Adriana Blair

      IN, she looked gorgeous!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austen-Jane/100002245814326 Austen Jane

      Meringue. Out.

    • http://twitter.com/mayagurantz mayagurantz

      She looks great in still photos but was so awkward–even apart from the face plant. When she was presenting and accepting her award it was like she couldn’t even talk–her face was telegraphing “I need to hoik this up”.

    • http://twitter.com/mayagurantz mayagurantz


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

      I wasn’t sure at first, but I have to say IN. I saw the interview this morning where they asked what went through her head when she tripped. She replied, “I can’t say it here, but it began with an F.” I effing love her. 

    • alyce1213

      IN!!  If there’s ever a time to wear a big ol’ honkin’ Dior Couture gown, it’s when you’re winning a Best Actress Oscar.  She was gorgeous. 
      Even the fall was adorable.  

    • lobsterlen

      In! I loved the dress. Her make-up is flawless!

    • StrandedFashionista

      In. In. A thousand times in.

    • sweetlilvoice

      Love it! Love her. So glad for her win. 

    • http://twitter.com/BattyMamzelle Cate Young

      OUT. She looks lovely and everything, but it’s TOO MUCH DRESS. That’s always an OUT in my book. 

    • OrigamiRose

      So very OUT.  Wrong venue.  I kept waiting for someone to ask, “If anyone has objections to the union of this award and this woman…”

    • http://TheDoseofReality.com/ The Dose of Reality

      In. Divine.

    • Lizzyisi

      In–“too stunning to complain about”. Plus, I have a deep weakness for texture in a ball gown fabric.

    • SapphoPoet

      IN. She looks gorgeous. I like the necklace, although it would be hard to wear it that way.

    • leave_Blake_alone

      IN. And I agree with those below who think the trip actually added to her charm.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      She looks amazing. I haven’t seen even one movie she’s in because I find her persona kind of annoying, but I have to say, she seemed real and sweet last night. Don’t make me rethink my unreasonable dislike for you, Jennifer Lawrence.

      • l_c_ann


        Borrow a copy of Winter Bone after you catch a viewing of X-Men First Class.  Same actress, almost hard to comprehend that they are the same person.

    • save_the_hobbit

      In, gorgeous! And Jennifer Lawrence probably would’ve tripped no matter what she was wearing lol.

    • Stubenville

      Bridal. The color and the pale lip make her look washed out.

    • crash1212

      IN. She looks gorgeous – and – girl is a clutz as she says! Chances are she would’ve tripped no matter what. Also, I’ve always wondered about all those stairs at the Oscars – and all those women in looooong dresses and hiiiigh heels. They should build a damn ramp.

    • mmc2315

      IN, without a doubt.  Fantastic fit, very flattering.  I *wish* my make-up & hair could ever look that good and effortless!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

      In.  love her.

    • Eva_baby

      OUT.  Just needs a bouquet and a veil.  I got the impression people just wanted to annoint her belle of the ball because she was bringing home the big prize, but honestly I thought Jessica Chastain, Stacey Keibler, and Halle Berry looked better.

    • Alyssa

      In. She looks amazing, and I think if she hadn’t tripped, this would be a WERQ. Her charm still makes it one for me though!

    • formerlyAnon

      IN.  I thought she looked lovely on t.v. and she still looks lovely in these stills. I liked that the shape and fabric were allowed to be dramatic without layers of ruffles or lace or sheer doodads.

      There is no dress one couldn’t trip in once (including a mini) walking up stairs in heels when excited.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=603005248 Jeff Warhurst

      I thought it was out until I saw it on tv; then it was an IN.  The other big reason she’s an IN for me, is the way she handled the post-awards show interview battalion.  She was quick-witted, open, honest, and funny.  IN IN IN IN IN.

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


    • Anita Woolley

      When I first saw it on E! I thought, ulgh, that same cut. Then I saw again up close and the full silhouette and IN IN IN.

    • Damien W

      OUT. If it ain’t a walking dress, it’s wrong for the occasion. She should have worn that in an editorial shoot, and picked something else to ride out the night in. How did she stuff all that into her seat?

    • Janet B

      IN! This dress is so flattering on Jennifer. Beautiful from head to toe.
      I think this necklace would have been easier to wear backward than Anne’s.
      She looks so much thinner than I thought her to be. Maybe those Dior photos weren’t manipulated as much as I thought.

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      In. She might have fallen, but she fell into a perfect princess swoon.

    • http://twitter.com/MarfMom Maya

      In! Didn’t she trip at the last awards show too? I think that is more about her persona than the dress. Love her!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ali.sharpe.6 Ali Sharpe

      I didn’t love the neckline, but other than that she looks GORGEOUS. J-Law can really do no wrong. IN.

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

      I feel like THIS is what you wear to the Oscars. Something dramatically gorgeous and worth talking about. Let me just note, I would gladly fall flat on my face in front of Hollywood for the right to wear a Dior and be bathed in diamonds. 

      ETA: IN

    • Mary_Shelley

      Out.  Although you all gave it your best, she looks like she’s off to her wedding.

    • Terrible_Person

      Too gorgeous not to give it an IN.

    • LambeeBaby

      What’s with the Baby Hughie bonnet on the model?

    • guest2visits

      Beautiful dress, beautiful on her. IN.  I only wished for different earrings – not that the balls weren’t classics; I just think they’ve
      been done and there were better choices.
      I was thinking that maybe the trip happened because she didn’t lift the skirt enough –  or at all, because the last time she hoisted
      the skirt to climb the stage there were stupid shots of her looking like she split the gown open, when that was actually a feature
      of the dress’s construction.    She was funny and gracious and thank heaven she wasn’t hurt.

    • http://twitter.com/lisledanielle Danielle Lisle

      In for all time.

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

      In.  She looks lovely

    • Hell Yes, I Would!

      In. This shouldn’t even be debated!

    • greymain

      FABULOUS !!!! soooooooo in.

    • quiltrx

      IN.  She looked gorgeous, and it was just right as a ‘big moment’ dress.  And she could WALK in it fine–it was those stupid STEPS that got her…and several others had issues, but didn’t go all the way down.

      And Meryl Streep was picking her butt coming out…and said she was walking on her dress!  It happens to everyone.  But bless her heart, I know Jennifer was mortified.  But it’s just one more reason her win will be remembered!

    • http://twitter.com/lisledanielle Danielle Lisle

      Quite possibly my favorite line of the entire night:
      Interviewer: “What pieces are you wearing?”
      JLaw: “What do you mean? Like, this is the top and this is the bottom.”

      The most graceful fall ever just cemented her place in my heart as best human being. THEN HUGH JACKMAN CAME TO HER RESCUE. ACTUAL DISNEY PRINCE HUGH JACKMAN, FOLKS.

    • yulaffin

      In, tripping not withstanding.  She looks gorgeous.

    • Spicytomato1

      Oh wow, I didn’t watch the show so I didn’t see that. How utterly sweet and endearing.

    • http://twitter.com/kouredios kouredios

      Loved it. Especially with the necklace hanging low in the back. It makes what could have easily been a pink-plastic-Barbie look just a touch edgier, which worked wonderfully.

    • http://twitter.com/terriblebeauty Pearse

      IN, if only because her persona meshes well with the idea of her tripping. If anyone can make it work, she can. 

      • Jean Marie Downing

         Exactly.  That trip just made everyone in the auditorium love her more, and will help protect her from a backlash that she’s done so much so young.  If she had planned the trip it could not have been better for her.

    • mznormann

      IN, IN, IN! She looks gorgeous! Love the necklace!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      In.  And it may have had nothing to do with the dress that she tripped — I wear jeans every day and I have tripped on hems

    • meowing

      Unfortunately, out.  From the hips up, she’s perfection–very soft hair and makeup, very pretty, and a beatiful dress.  Then The Bulbous Bottom comes in and ruins the look.  Full mermaid–fine, but remove a good 1/2 of this bulk, and it would have been walkable and beautiful. She’s just 22, right–so she has years to find her true style. At 22, I was more of a mess than I am now, so I have high hopes for her future!

    • Indigo54

      She looks fabulous.  Total IN!

    • Lisa Dugan

      In!  The color was a bit too pale for me but she looked beyond gorgeous.  I think the tripping potential was quadrupled with the fact that she just won an Oscar and was freaking out.  

    • tereliz

      IN! I think her recent dress shenanigans have only made me like her more. She always pulls through looking like nothing happened, and it was only a few seconds where she arguably did not look fabulous. She’ll pick it up eventually. Why are we even discussing this? 

    • Nancy Dunn

      Out. Falling up the stairs makes the dress an OUT. Her face is astounding beautiful, and I don’t see her as a beautiful woman, just cute usually.

    • RedRaven617

      IN. She even looked gorgeous tripping in it. 

    • capybara_cafe

       That’s really awesome of them both. I had given up and gone to wash the dishes by that point, so I missed this whole thing.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Gorgeous, head to toe. A big IN from me. I really just adore her.

    • pop_top

      In. I just wish it had slightly more color. 

    • procrastinatrice

      IN!!!!!!!!! I think she was absolutely breathtaking–this is dramatic as hell, and totally worth tripping in front of the whole world.

    • capybara_cafe

      I have mixed feelings about this one. I think it looks great on her, but I don’t think I actually like it. It reminds me of a wedding cake topper. Also, the backwards necklace was driving me nuts all night. I kept thinking it had spun around on her. 

    • zenobar

      IN.  The silhouette was stunning and worked so well with her curves; the fabric was interesting; the hair and makeup were absolute perfection.  The fact that she tripped only adds to her charm, in my opinion.  I thought she knocked this out of the park.

    • moja31

      IN: but just because I like her. She just doesn’t have the oomph necessary to carry off these Dior Couture creations, that partnership is still a big NO for me.

    • suzq

      Was it the dress or the shoes that caused her to trip?  And why all the steps, anyway?  We make these actresses wear fancy shoes, then give them lots of steps to climb. 

      The dress was nice.  Not my favorite, but nice on her.  The backwards necklace trend is annoying.  I would like to see more pale pink for bridal, so I hope this starts a trend.

    • nosniveling

      thought it was the most remarkable look of the night- IN

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1832126583 Mary Lauer

      IN. If anyone deserved a fairy tale dress last night, it was her!

    • lilibetp


    • Roosevelt 85

      She’s the anti-Anne Hathaway. Enough rough edges and not-ready-for-primetime quality that is incredibly endearing

    • wayout46

      IN. The outfit is evrything that’s right about Dior and JLaw’s figure. She won the award for a mostly comedic performance, so consider hers a humorous prattfall and move on. She did stay on the floor long enough for the whole shebang – pun intended – to be classified a “bit”. Comediennes can afford to look glamourous and do outrageous things within their glamour (taking a cue from sexy broads from the past, like Lucy, Fran and Bette).

    • Vaniljekjeks

      In.  The whole thing is flaw-free.  She looks amazing.

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

      In. It looked like she was struggling to move in it but she looks so gorgeous in it.

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


    • Kristy Evans

      I loved it. I thought she looked beautiful. IN IN IN

    • http://www.facebook.com/D.D.D.Dino Dino Bonačić

      out. bad hair + bridal.

    • Monday1900

      OUT!  Backwards necklace and Barbie’s Solo in the Spotlight dress in a color that looks like a bridal dress was washed with a load of colored clothing.  I felt so bad for her when she fell but as soon as I saw her on the red carpet I thought “ruh roh!”

    • barbarienne

      She looks terrific, probably the best I’ve ever seen her look.

      I wish the dress were a different color, but at least she’s tan enough that there’s some contrast between the dress and her skin. I adore the texture on the fabric.

      IN, of course.

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

      IN. It’s gorgeous–and hardly the first dress she’s tripped in. 

    • Eclectic Mayhem


    • kikisayshi

      Why is this even a question? She looks stunning. I love the backwards necklace (I’m sure there’s a fancy name for that but I don’t know it). IN! IN! IN! Come on, TLo, put some snaps up there!

    • stubbornthoughts

      In. In times millions + infinity. Might be best dressed even. That is a statement gown if I’ve ever seen one! The fact that she tripped in it just makes me love her in that dress SO MUCH MORE.

    • kim flodin

      In, even with the trip.

    • PeaceBang

      IN. However, she’s still no Dior lady — did you see the photo of her flipping off the media in the press room? She’s too much of a free spirited, funny kid to really WERQ this. The dress in movement was stunning, and her make-up was indeed flawless. She’s a great beauty whose charisma, uniqueness, talent and nerve (thank you, RuPaul!) make her someone who will be a challenge and a pleasure to dress. Some designer needs to emerge whose muse she can be. 

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

      Looks like I’m in the minority but I’m calling this an OUT. Yes, it’s a beautiful dress (even if it’s clearly got bridal roots), and I rather like the back-draped necklace, but if you can’t walk in it on what is potentially the biggest night of your career, it’s not appropriate no matter how stunning it makes you look. Hair and makeup were flawless, a personal best for her this awards season. And it is totally endearing that while she is poised, professional, and talented, she is still a teeny bit un-mature (notice I didn’t say “immature”). Seems like she’s still a sweet and unspoiled girl who was truly shocked she won. I’ll take her over Annie any day.

    • http://teabagsinfusion.blogspot.com/ Laura Toepfer

      I have to give this an IN. Goodness knows I’ve tripped in jeans when going up stairs. And she handled the moment with incredible aplomb.

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

      Out for the color and heaviness of the fabric. It’s pretty, and the Oscars are go big or go home, but it was a lotta look for her.

    • Mexxoo

      IN!  And as for the tripping, where was the attendant who should have been at the bottom of the steps to offer a hand to people going up onto the stage???

    • Cathy S

      Love it. Who the hell cares if she can’t walk.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PCARAOJSL553GBBPQSLRYD5REE L.

      IN!  Absolutely IN! She’s so lovely in it, should wear it again when she gets married.

    • elleg929

      IN – So stunning.

    • bertkeeter

      One can trip in anything…she was probably so excited. I found the pink shade w ivory distracting. Also the back train sort of collapsed and did not hold up to the intended silhouette. Less train would not have impacted the overal design. I did love the curved neckline. 

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

      Photos do  more for it than the television cameras. I didn’t see the fabric detail, which is gorgeous. She looked lovely, but it’s too much for her. OUT.

      Her interview after the show was incredible. She could give K-Stew lessons on how to handle media attention. Funny, real and completely comfortable with herself. I just love her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1447060898 Lori Wade Miller

      In.  Also, she the celeb I’d most want to go out for drinks with.  I think she’s a hoot.

    • beebee10

      perhaps next year we’ll see a hoop skirt. 

    • random_poster

      IN! gorgeous!!

    • Zippypie

      IN.  I wasn’t a huge fan of the color of the dress, but the detail of the fabric was gorgeous and she just looked so happy and effortless, despite her tripping (which she handled really well and with humor) and I loved the backwards necklace.  If I were to change anything, I would have deepened the color of the dress, made it less pale and pastel and bridal.  And maybe shaved off some of the pouf.  But she carried it well on the carpet and was just so refreshing and NORMAL in interviews.  Good for her!  And Congrats on her win.  She really is an upcoming long term star.

    • Scoobydrew

      I say IN, but mainly because she recovered from the fall so well. 

    • greyhoundgirl

      In.  Fairy-tale beautiful.

    • rissa42210

      IN, don’t even care she tripped.

    • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

      IN. Not my favorite look of the night by far, and I tend to dislike the washed-out colors and mermaid gowns, but she looks her best with simple dresses like this that let her kind of California Girl good-looks take center stage. As for tripping, it just made her more endearing.

    • jw_ny

      IN.  This is truly an Oscar Best Actress dress and overall look.  Pretty much perfect imo…even the color (or lack thereof) works well here.  Even if I didn’t like this look, I’d have given her an IN solely based upon the gif’s I’ve already seen of her doing repeated face plants on the steps.   Priceless.  XD

    • Wellworn

      IN – An accident could happen to anyone.  Too bad the trainwreck of that show wasn’t an accident.  Seth and the writers – OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ann.verwiebe Ann VerWiebe

       I can’t help thinking that this dress was chosen for the red carpet and not for walking up a long flight of shallow stairs – as opposed to Jessica Chastain. Although, it looked beautiful going up those stairs (where was the required male escort? if someone had her elbow, she might not have tumbled).

    • xmixiex

      she is just adorable and likable and charming and beautiful and real and I have a giant massive girl crush.

    • maggiemaybe

      IN! Really, she looked flawless. If you’re going to trip on the stairs you may as well look like a goddess doing it.

    • MarissaLG

      OUT. I really like JL and thought her fall, and how she handled it was really endearing. This dress did not work for her though. It was way too much, didn’t show off her amazing figure, and the back necklace was really weird. 

    • Carly Warnock

      Who cares if she tripped? We are all human and she was absolutely lovely and good humoured about it, making fun of herself afterwards. The dress is amazing, she had the best look of the night and that thin necklace draped down her back was the beginning of a new trend methinks. 

    • Snailstsichr

      In. she was stunningly beautiful.

    • warnerave

      IN!! gorgeous!!

    • RoxieRider

      In. No question. She looked elegant and appropriate and, faceplant notwithstanding, otherwise very poised. I think it’s entirely possible she’d have tripped over a tea-length garden dress at that moment.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLSER5H3A6FPBAZOEIQIOBHAYM Elizabeth Rust

      OUT. I didn’t even see the trip-and-almost-fall bit; for me it’s the washed-out color and the Barbie-doll-cake shape that puts me off of this one.


    • Angel Ratliff

      In, all the way, all day.  She looked effortlessly, glowingly gorgeous. 

    • lalahartma


    • JuliaInBlack

      IN.  Simple, lovely, flattering; makes you believe she is a capital-s Star. Yeah, it’s bridal – but in the “all eyes on me, this is my moment” sense I am fine with that. 

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      IN!! I’ve never really understood the JLaw obsession, but she really knocked it out of the park with this one. Despite the unfortunate tripping incident, I think she looked fabulous, and when she famously walked up onto the stage to accept her award, you could actually tell that her dress had a second color to it, which doesn’t seem to show up well in photos. It fits her PERFECTLY, which is great, since she seems to wear strapless dresses a skosh too tight. I would have worn a different necklace, but that’s really a minor quibble. She looks fabulous.

    • RuthGo

      I think I’m in the minority but I really dislike the shape of this dress, I just don’t like the oddness of the skirt. Also, dramatic strong colors seem to suit her better (remember that simple red dress she wore the last time she went to the Oscars?) than this pale powder pink.  I agree that her hair and makeup are beautiful and the fall really solidified her every girl persona.

    • Drew Macaulay

      My first thoughts when I saw this was that it looked very Barbie dollish, then how any doll (even one with flat feet, not hideously deformed Barbie feet) in the same dress would need a support stand to stay upright, and then that J. Law would inevitably find herself not upright at some point.  Yeah, she looked great, but not great enough to defy gravity.  I went to bed before she won, I am sure that her fall is all over the internet waiting for me to peruse with great self-satisfaction.  Still, IN, because even with the Barbie-ish effect, she was lovely. 

    • E. D.

      Love it, don’t care that she tripped.

    • trisker


    • http://twitter.com/kathrynwyman Kate Wyman

      IN!! She looks stunning. While it’s definitely a somewhat quirky choice, she should be applauded for doing something bold and different.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jacoryd JaCory Deon

      It’s an “IN” for me because of the styling and coloring BUT a bit too bridal for my taste.  

    • dharmabum8

      In. There are few occasions in a girl’s life to wear a gown with this much drama, getting married and winning an Oscar being two of them. So why not go a tad bridal?

    • Sally Brownson

      IN. Pretty pretty princess!

    • Yosa Addiss

      In.  Out on the shoes- strappy platform sandals under that much tulle is begging for trouble when stairs are involved. 

      The gown in the photos looks white, but it is actually ivory and pink- and the necklace worn backwards was stunning.

      Out the shoes and get it hemmed!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      I think it’s gorgeous, definite IN.

      In a moment like that, when you’re nervous (and she looked more or less completely out of breath), it’s easy to mess up on stairs with high heels and a dress where you can’t see your feet, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that she looked amazing.

    • http://profiles.google.com/h.e.waddell Heather Waddell

      IN. Don’t they usually have discreet men in suits whose sole job is to help actresses in ridiculous but gorgeous dresses get up those stairs in one piece? I would consider the trip a failure on their part, but it really just added to her charm. In her backstage interview she was gracious and self-deprecating about it without once sounding phony.

    • BuffaloBarbara

       I saw the guys rush up — I didn’t realize who they were!

    • Celandine1

      For future reference, if you find yourself anywhere near those two men,  you might want to”accidentally” trip on purpose. I give her an IN but it’s not my favorite dress she has worn.

      • Lucas Sheridan

        You barely make out Jessica Chastain, but she gasped and covered he mouth with her hands when Jennifer tripped.

    • Lola67

      IN. She looked beautiful. Maybe she has a dress tripping phobia now. Charlize Theron was having troubles, and tripped over her dress several times.

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      IN! Girl is flawless!

    • Citagaze

      I thought it had a gorgeous silhouette, and even with less filling material on the bottom would have been flawless. But there was something about how it moved (or the difficulty thereof) that made the bottom remind me of someone walking with a bed comforter wrapped around their waist. 

    • http://riley-merrick.livejournal.com/ JP

      IN, even though I wish it were a more colorful color. Looks a little bridal.

    • mhleta

      IN. At my house we lost power halfway into the “We Saw Your Boobs” song, so I missed the whole show, but I did watch the red carpet on ABC in spite of the SUPREMELY annoying Kristen Chenoweth carrying on about how TINY she is to everyone who would listen. (She looked like a flea next to Adele and Latifah, but she still had to tell the world how TINY she is, for literally the tenth time of the broadcast. Barf.) Anyhoo, I thought this dress was one of the absolute best. I did, however, make a prediction that either she or someone trying to pass by her would go ass over tea kettle because of that dress, so apparently I was correct. Pity, because she looks beyond beautiful in it.

    • Qitkat

      Definitely IN. Gorgeous fabric. Dress doesn’t feel bridal to me. She is fresh and lovely.

    • Sara__B

      IN. She looks lovely. (Wouldn’t you think they’d have posted a gorgeously tuxed gentleman by the stairs to give a gracious hand to women in difficult dresses and shoes?)

    • http://iamahoneybee.com/ nicole

      IN! I loved it. I don’t mind her falling since it’s her and that’s to be expected with her. Surprised she didn’t have someone help her on steps.

    • marigi


    • oohsparkley!

      In. That is how a strapless should fit. I would want it in a color, but she looked beautiful nonetheless.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      IN.  She’s lovely.  It fits her like it was painted on, but not in a sleazy way.  IN IN IN IN IN.

    • Elizabeth Silverstein

      IN. She looks amazing. Her hair, make-up, and accessories are perfect and she was pretty adorable about the face planting. It was a lot of dress though.

    • http://twitter.com/curlysooo S.F.

      IN! She looked gorgeous and she didn’t trip because of the dress, she tripped due to the excitement. Any long dress/heels could have been equally hazardous in the situation. 

    • Jack Smart

      IN IN IN ! Her trip up those stairs was the best moment of the night, and we should thank the big-ass dress for giving it to us. Also that shot of her from the waist up…..gorge.

    • EditKitten

      Totally IN for me.

    • ConnieBV

      In. She was nervous, she was rushing because she wanted to be able to say her thank-yous and she forgot to hold up her hem enough to see her feet when she went up the steps. She still recovered beautifully and walked perfectly in it the rest of the night, so IN.

    • DeTrop

      In. Overall beautiful.  I’m very pleased (who asked for my opinion?) with the gowns this year.  There were a variety of styles and colors and not too much exposure.  One thing struck me though, there was lots and lots of metallic on the major ladies, i.e. Meryl, Halle, Naomi and Barbara to name a few. It’s a difficult fabric to wear and I think Halle and Naomi nailed it.

      BTW, is Georgina Chapman pregnant?

    • http://twitter.com/pattylapatty pattycupcake

      IN.  And the backwards necklace, with the delicacy of it framing her neck, gave me a shiver.  Reminds me of a word I haven’t thought of since taking a Japanese lit class in college.  Yugen.  

    • marilyn

      In.  She is gorgeous.

    • Michelle Nguyen

      Speaking as someone who effing fell over a marble pillar in the Supreme Court and faceplanted in the hallowed halls of American justice, I say IN.

    • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

      OUT.  Bridal and virginal.

    • tripletmom96

      loved the dress — it’s gorgeous.  and i loved her understated makeup & hair.  classy & classic.  as for tripping over it — she probably hasn’t been taught how to walk in something with so much volume.  walking on flat surfaces is one thing, but stairs are tricky, and considering how many starlets are seen posing in seriously inelegant poses (that pidgeon-toed stance…) i think that most of them could use a good, old fashioned course in what used to be called “deportment”… it sounds stodgy (it sort of is) but was one of the things that the starlets of the old studio system were instructed in which added to their glamorous image.  it’s nice to see starlets being “real women” for most of the time, but for an event like this, so many could use a few pointers.  this may be another task for the stylist.  they shouldn’t put a client in a dress they can’t maneuver in.

    • conniemd

      In, but the trip illustrates that the dress would have also been fabulous without the train in the back and would also have reducedd the bridal look.

    • http://CallMeJane.com/ CallMeJane

      In. I love the shape of it.  She looks amazing. 

    • TSkot

      That skirt  – which goes into cartoon proportions – deserves an OUT; but she nevertheless looks lovely, so: IN

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503432049 Kerry McCombs


    • http://www.facebook.com/joy.yeager Joy Yeager

      In, she is gorgeous! Yes, practicing steps in it would have been advisable, but she looks so lovely that it doesn’t matter.

    • ccm800

      IN as all hell. LOOK at her!  

    • jkatkins

      OUT.  Too bridal for me.

    • MzzPants


    • ampg

      I wish the bodice had come up half an inch higher, but I think she’s still 100% IN.

    • EEKstl

      IN for sure, didn’t strike me as bridal, just couture.  She looked stunning.  I DIED for her when she tripped, why didn’t they have male minions escort ladies up the stairs as they do at the Golden Globes?  

    • oldbobbydraper

      OUT. there is no “there” there.

    • CostumeChic

      IN. Beautiful and not fussy, like the wearer. 

    • Fordzo

      My only issue is this: when you fall down, and Hugh Jackman rushes to your aid, you stay DOWN until he can lift you in those burly arms and carry you to the microphone.  YOU FAKE A SPRAINED ANKLE!  It’s Hugh Jackman!  I’d have faked unconsciousness in hopes that he’d give me mouth to mouth.  If I ever meet him in real life, I’ll pretend to choke so he has to embrace me from behind and squeeze me.  Broken ribs be damned!

      Oh, yeah, pretty dress.

    • Samantha Irene

      The trip wasn’t that tragic  – IN

    • rtuko

      Eh, I don’t care that she tripped. Everybody does at some point….it makes her human, in my opinion. She always was rather refreshingly not pretentious (unlike Anne Hathaway), including in that moment where she swore on primetime live. HA! I would’ve forgotten myself and done the same, including tripping.

    • Kate4queen

      In, the fit is lovely. :)

    • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

      In – adorable. Also, the follow-up bird flipping. She should have practiced walking in the dress but it really suits. Also, it must be pointed out that the model is wearing panties on her head, so apparently this dress exerts some kind of funk-it-up force field.

    • Amenaneri

      Definitely IN.  There was a magical way the dress floated as she walked, and even tripped–the dress looked GORGEOUS splayed all over the stairs!  She was probably faint from not eating–did you hear her on the red carpet complaining about how starving she was?  Beautiful color of pink, and she just was stunning–beautiful hair and makeup.  This girl has a great styling team.  And somehow her awkward honest charm is one of the most appealing things about her–no affectations, and she says it exactly how she sees it.  You go, JLaw!

    • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

      In, because her press conference after her award was hilarious. Also, the dress. Yes.

    • demidaemon

      IN. Best she’s ever looked, in my opinion.

    • Pterodactyl111

      IN IN IN IN I LOVE IT!!! I especially love the necklace.

    • http://twitter.com/JZSardo Julie Z. Sardo

      That was a stunning gown, and she wore it well, even when falling (gracefully). Two of us at our party instantly noted the resemblance to the work of Charles James, most notably his Clover gowns.

    • Meredith_P

      She looks wonderful.  Didn’t watch, but I guess she handled the trip well.  Just glad it wasn’t one of the “mature” set (of which I am one).  You could break a hip!

      But seriously, wouldn’t it be a better idea to shorted the dress and/or teach someone not used to wearing gowns how to handle them?  Actually, no one around nowadays would have any experience in wearing (and walking in) gowns properly.  Nor would I expect them to.  The “golden age” ended in the 50’s, didn’t it?

    • http://twitter.com/AShinyOConnor A Shiny O’Connor

      I’ll give her an IN. She can werk anything, with the exception of Stella McCartney clown pants.

    • snarkykitten

      I luv huh so in! She’s so human, it’s amazing. She doesn’t know quite yet how to handle fame, but she doesn’t show up looking like a greasy mall rat (like KStew or Lena D)

    • appliquer

      Major in – she looked lovely. Warning for women – always practice walking and going up steps in your dress before the big moment!

    • Nonmercisansfacon

      IN. J Law looked gorgeous and the dress didn’t matter. 

    • http://twitter.com/aidanboleyn Aidan B

      This is a hands down IN. Apart from the momentary trip (which is completely understandable) she floated in it all night. She’s glowing.

    • sockandaphone

      at first i didnt it like but it looked amazing when she went up the stage for her oscar win. plus the shape is unusual. IN for making a potential bride look work!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bethany-Roullett/100000413803142 Bethany Roullett

      IN.  Thought it was gorgeous.

    • rainwood1

      IN.  That dress was stunning and she looked fabulous in it.

    • jetpackdino

      All in. Dreamy Botticelli perfection. She is a incandescent porcelain doll. 

    • BazoDee

      In – if the stairs were carpet or they had escorts to give them a hand up the stairs (which is really just common sense) she would have been fine. She looked stunning.

    • moreteawesley

      This may be the best she’s ever looked, hair-and-makeup-wise. Gorgeous. Total IN.

    • CheriCPat

      Out.  I disliked the fabric, I disagree with you about the boring bustline, and it was the wrong choice for an event where everyone knew she would be climbing those stairs.  Her hair and makeup were flawless, however, but the dress was enough to go out for me.

    • Louise Bryan

      IN.  Everyone else has already said it better than I could.

    • http://twitter.com/Kikishua Kikishua

      I love the colour of her hair (not too dark, not too light), and the perfectly chosen make up. Actually hate the dress because the material seems a bit bedspread-y. But she wears it as well as she could!

    • siriuslover

      IN! I love her realness, and a woman tripping in a gown puts her in league with the rest of us mere mortals. And I think that’s a good thing.

    • poggi

      In. Walking and standing upright are overrated.  If I had to fall to look like that, I’d fall.  

    • chitowndg

      In.  What did she have on her feet?  Did she trip because of the dress or because of the shoes?  The dress looks rather easy to walk in…she looked like she was floating, and it was not too long for her.

    • butterflysunita

      IN.  She looks beautiful. 

    • bailey debruynkops

      IN, even though it is too bridal and she shouldn’t have won. 

    • Mazenderan

      Loved this.  She looked stunning.  The texture of the dress avoided that horrid creased satin thing that seems to happen with so many red carpet-type dresses.

    • reddhouston

      IN….there’s some problems but she looks great

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    • CatherineRhodes

      OUT. The dress should not be devouring its wearer. 

    • peachy

      IN — way IN, although i can’t stand her. 

    • http://southernsugar.wordpress.com/ SouthernSugar

      In.  Then again, I want to add her to my group of Sister Wives (we decided we’d all get married to each other and our husbands could just deal with it) so badly because she’s so adorable and hilarious. so I might be biased.

    • unbornfawn

      This probably looked spectacular in person. In pictures and TV it looked washed out. And, yes, bridal. I didn’t like the necklace dangling down her back. I think she needed a more dramatic piece of jewelry around her neck to balance with all that fabric at the bottom. It always bugs me when a woman wears a dress this spectacular, then at the most important moment and they go in for the close up and it looks like she’s got a tiny piece of fabric covering her boobs or worse she looks topless. One of those minor irrational things. Major points off for tripping over the dress, So sorry. OUT.

    • littlemac8

      IN!  I can’t help myself.  Do we have to stumble over practicalities like being able to move around gracefully?  I say NO…go for the gorgeous!  She looked exquisite!

    • Noelle Haland

      I say IN for sure, EVEN with the difficulty getting upstairs. Where were helping ushers like in the old days!?

      By the way, thanks to whomever posted the video of her after-the-award press conference. She is absolutely great and hilarious!

    • Peeve

      She looked gorgeous, and I don’t care a whit if she tripped. I’m amazed it doesn’t happen more often. Love huh! In!!!

    • Iroqhard

      IN. I loved it. I think she looked gorgeous, and thoroughly, un-briday. Plus, when else do you get to wear Dior Couture?  

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky


    • AViewer44

      In!!  She looked stunning and très chic.  I totally agree with everyone who said that tripping (whether it was over the dress or the stairs or her shoes) just added to the charm.  It made the moment memorable and real, and the way she responded was even better.   As someone else said, what happened to the ushers who used to guide ladies up the steps?  That’s a long climb with nerves propelling you and no banister to help.   

      It didn’t look too bridal to me.  She looked like what she is: a young actress who hasn’t had the personality sucked out of her yet, who also happens to dress up fabulously well.   And I find it telling that she didn’t seem to trip anyplace else–just at the most nerve-packed moment of the night.   It’s not as though her dress was a major encumbrance all night, like some other stars’ dresses seemed to be.  

    • Anniebet

      IN, big fat IN.  Everything about that look is amazing, her hair and makeup flawless, the dress is beyond beautiful. Love the texture and the volume on the bottom – I wish I’d seen more of the back. She even looked like a she was in a photo shoot in the pics of her fallen on the stairs. 

    • glennethph

      Despite the fall, she’s IN.

    • subwaycars

      IN. I really didn’t like the dress all that much but she looks so beautiful I can’t actually fault the look at all.

    • MissAmynae

      IN. perfection.

    • neofashionista

      Love Her!

    • AudreysMom

      Totally IN. She was and remains the highlight of my evening. 

    • geeeque

      I thought she looked amazing when she tripped! Seriously I think it’s going to be the new “Jolie’s leg” trend and wannabe best actresses will be fainting and falling all over the place….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SIW6UBBGHMNFAAOH2KEMRMVMCU beawin

      Meh, I’m bothered with how fitted the hip is compared to the lower part of the dress. Everything else is fine.

    • http://twitter.com/mrskokobware Katy Koehler

      wish it was a different color, but still in.  and i <3 her.

    • ratgirlagogo

      IN IN IN IN IN.

    • lrober03

      IN.  Love the material, love the necklace, love the hair and makeup.  She looked gorgeous, and she looked like she was confident (sometimes she looks uncomfortable at events)

    • kathrineb

      She gets it pretty right. FINALLY. 

    • http://randomizm.tumblr.com Chiara Popalopa

      Tbh I thought it was kinda boring till I saw the train and actually she pulls it off because she’s really tall. So for me it’s an IN.

    • bd73

      she looked stunning, even facedown on the stairs. they’ll play that gif forever, and she’ll look like a princess from every angle.

    • CarolinLA

      She’s 22 or 23 and she doesn’t take herself so seriously.  She looked like she was having fun in that dress.  IN.

    • Craig_Ranapia

      OUT. I’m loving what Ralf Simon is doing at Dior — but “couture” means “stepping it up a level from your ready to wear” and this dress just didn’t do it.  Also: I will quote my fashion icon Miss Jean Muir.  Clothes don’t make a statement. Women do, and the clothes should help.  Face-planting in a metric fuckton of toilet paper oragami? Not helpful.

    • Dhammadina

      In. For me the best dress of the night. Along with her thrilled acceptance speech. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/cindyloohoo19 Cindy Bartlett Zigler

      OUT! – when I saw her on the read carpet, the first 2 thoughts that popped into my head were ‘bridal gown’ and ‘fancy duvet cover’.  Hated the dress!  And the poor girl falling on the stairs to get her Oscar – where were the ushers to help her up as soon as she got up from her seat??  I do agree that her hair and makeup looked stunning.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002396153672 Ann Martina

      I would kill to trip that prettily.  And hey, I think it happens to every woman, no matter the dress, especially if you’re in heels . . . AND SUPER EXCITED.

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    • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

      Stunning. I don’t know what you guys are talking about. IN.

    • libraangel

      Oh Jennifer, you and the dress and everything are so beautiful I will give you an IN of course. But why White? (although I don’t know what color I would pick – cream, pale, pale pink?) You DO look like a bride!

    • Asya Petrova

      IN! An absolutely stunning dress, in my opinion.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004738930002 Joel Phillips

      IN!!! That’s all.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/47S737MGWCAZEZ73QOAFKDFEKQ Jill

      I don’t understand the necklace.  It looks silly.

    • Zyxomma

      She’s lovely in this dress. As Andre Leon-Talley said, someone should have trained her to walk and climb steps in it. Still, she fell gracefully, and is totally charming.

    • Nicole

      I thought she looked flawless and a total princess
      who cares if she tripped?
      it was adorable, funny and original (as far as I can tell)