Christina Hendricks at the “Mad Men” Press Conference

Posted on March 06, 2013

Since it appears to be Mad Men Day here on the site (and we all might as well get used to it, because there’s likely to be the usual avalanche of pre-season poledancing in the coming weeks), let’s check in on Miss Christina and see if there’s been any movement on her style evolution since the last time we saw her.


Christina Hendricks attends Man Men season 6 press conference in Los Angeles in a nude dress coat.

Mmmm. Nope. No movement at all.



[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • gsk241

    Some color would have helped.  She’s still gorgeous, though.

  • Caroline Lorenz

    She looks like a page in a coloring book that someone started and didn’t finish.

  • aeb1986

    Make it stop!!

    • EveEve

      Yes, intervention desperately needed.  

  • LondonMarriott

    Her poor feet!

    • Those are some Major Bunions going on there.

      • Vlasta Bubinka

        They look like Payless BOGO specials.

      • Mismarker

        Holy cats.  Those are grandma feet.

        • Lisa_Cop

          Of ballerina feet. They usually have terrible bunions.

          • Mismarker

            I thought of that, too.  I have an absolutely gorgeous friend who’s only flaw is horrible bunions from her years of dancing as a child!

          • KittieLynnNYC

            You’re right; in at least 2 interviews that I read, Christina said she did ballet until she was about 16, so that could defnitely account for her feet.

      • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

         I too love the shape of the dress, but not the color and her hair looks crazy! I lived with bunions like that for 18 years. They were excruciating and the surgery was no picnic, either. Sweetie, put the tight high heels away…your feet will thank you in 20 years!

        • Amelia

           I’m kind of surprised to see her in heels here actually.  I feel like she usually wears flat shoes.

          • fursa_saida

            Or kitten heels. I guess this is why? God, shooting Mad Men must be torture for her.

      • JosephLamour

        I never knew what bunions were (and never needed to, I guess) until I started looking at female stars. Their poor feet.

      • JosephLamour

         PS I love how they’re so bad, you capitalized Major Bunions as if he is an actually a real military official. Now I’m laughing really hard at this concept.

      • uprightcitizen

         Looks like part bunion and part too small shoes. There’s actually a fold on one foot where she had to jam her toes into it. Better to go up a size (in a different shoe, preferably) than to go out frightening people with feet that look like this.

    • i noticed that right away!  it’s hurting my feet just looking at her.

    • YIKES. I see foot surgery in her near future. 

    • annamow

      Yup, I’ve noticed poor Christina’s bunions for a while. She’s got to stop wearing these kind of shoes – and probably get surgery soon. 

  • Fordzo

    I love the shape!  And the length.  But that color makes me sad.  As does her hair – but perhaps the lighting on her hair is too harsh?

  • Judy_J

    I hope it is just some weird lighting that’s making her hair turn that nuclear orange-red color.

    • ChiliP

      It’s partly the lighting, and also partly her hair piece, I think. You can see the ends of her natural hair on her left-side coat collar- it’s not nearly as bright.

  • My non-existent bunions are screaming in sympathy.  Surgery (or better-fitting shoes), please.

    • Fordzo

      I didn’t look closely at her feet at first.  Ouch!  That right foot looks so uncomfortable!!

    • mommyca

       I really don’t get it, there is surgery available, and even though you can’t walk for a few weeks, I guess she can take the time off, right? it’s painful even to look at!

  • Chillmer

    At least her head looks fabulous.

  • bxbourgie

    I am a redhead  because of Christina Hendricks.  But this dress/raincoat is horrible.  I still love her though.  Seriously is that a raincoat pretending to be a dress?  

    • It’s a wrap dress. And it looks like it’s a knit. So, no, not a raincoat.

      • bxbourgie

        And wrinkled knit at that.  I think it was the belt and collar that threw me off.  I couldn’t even comment on her poor tortured feet.  She’s so cute though.  

        • Kristin McNamara

          That belt though! I had NO idea her waist was so damn tiny!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!! I mean seriously, if you focus in on that, she’s like… an anatomical enigma. And yet, I had honestly never, ever, ever noticed it before. (Though I suppose that’s kind of the point: her regular get-ups don’t allow me to! Man, some style evolution can’t start soon enough.)

      • I think it’s a bathrobe pretending to be a raincoat, that she is inexplicably wearing as a dress.

  • TropiCarla

    I’ve missed you so, Joan. Cannot excuse those tortured feet and that cream that clashes with your skin tone though.

  • thecitysleeps

    WHY?  jesus christ.  No colour.  And those shoes.  I can’t.

  • Jessi03

    Does she not know her colors b/c she’s not a natural redhead?  It can’t be, b/c she’s always had that skin tone.  Christina, I am confused.

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      And yet she looks so pleased with herself, rather inexplicably. The red lipstick is hiddy, her red hair color looks brassy, the dress easily makes her look 30 pounds heavier and 15 years older and possibly ill, and the shoes look as cheap as they get. I expect to see her slap on some suglasses and a scarf, tilt head down, dramatically draw a hand to the side of the face, and walk home in shame.

      • Dot

        Maybe she looks pleased with herself because she IS pleased with herself and doesn’t feel “shame” over wearing a dress that some people don’t like? Just a thought. We’re just talking about clothes here, not self-worth.

    • I don’t think she is a natural redhead. IIRC, she may be a blonde.

      • Jessi03

        She’s definitely a natural blonde.  I just meant that she’s lived her whole life with that skin tone.  She should know which colors work with it.

  • Not even an INCH! So sad! 

  • Paigealicious


  • What is with her and those horrible peeptoe shoes? Ugh.

  • meowing

    She needs a really good bra fitter.

    • YES.

    • And a steamer.

    • AmeliaEve

      Of which there are several. In Manhattan. Where she lives.


  • decormaven

    Is there such a thing as a Bra Whisperer? If there is, please let her be a client. The undergarments used in Mad Men costuming work so well for her. Jewelry and a nice polish on a mani/pedi would have advanced this look, but as others have noted, this is not her best color and those definitely aren’t proper shoes. Sigh…

    • Cz

      Re: the Bra Whisperer, there’s this show on TLC…. Oh, I just can’t complete that sentence with a straight face.

      • Kristin McNamara

        Wait, seriously, is there? I’m not familiar with any TLC offerings.

        • alyce1213

          Lifetime: Double Divas, on a mission to fit every woman’s breasts into the right size bra.

          • Kristin McNamara

            You’re KIDDING. Wow…..

      • kimmeister

        The ads did show them fitting a woman whose breasts were literally the size of beach balls, so . . .

  • Kristina Toma

    Before I even scrolled down to see your commentary, I declared a confident NOPE when looking at those pictures. 

  • Annabelle Archer

    She makes me irrationally angry.  She is gorgeous, has an amazing body, has access to stylists and costumers who CLEARLY KNOW HOW TO DRESS HER and yet she goes out of her way to look like shit.  I wonder how many figure/coloring flattering choices she tosses to the side on her quest for the most ridiculously awful.  

  • Indovina

    The dress, especially the skirt, looks so sloppy. The less said about the shoes, the better.

    More importantly, however, what is she doing with her hand and why is she making that face?

    • She can’t breathe because of the belt. 

      • Indovina

        Oh, of course.

        Unfortunate. On the other hand, if she turned blue, it might be bring a touch of needed color.

  • What’s Mad Men paying her per episode?  Perhaps this season they will pay her enough to find shoes that fit.  It’s a sea of beige blah.

    • Po thing will get bunions if she’s not careful.

      • Take another look. She’s got them in spades. I know what they look like, cause I am similarly afflicted. I however, have the sense to wear shoes that fit, and do not display my crazy toes.

      • alyce1213

        She already has them.  She need to choose footwear more judiciously.

        •  She usually wears kitten heels and people bitch about that, so it seems like she can’t win, shoe-wise.

  • Man she can cinch that waist tight. 
    Some color somewhere aside from her head would have been nice. 

  • teensmom99

    I’d actually call it a few baby steps in the right direction. Very few but still . . .

    • Paigealicious

       Baby steps > Baby heads?

  • I… don’t… get it. With her or any of the others who regularly turn out in ill-fitting, poorly proportioned, bad-colored, unflattering clothes. These women are GORGEOUS. They have clothes THROWN AT THEM. Still, I could go pull something out of my closet any day of the week and look more pulled together. This is because I know (1) what silhouettes look good on me, and which ones do not, (2) what colors look good on me, and which ones do not, and (3) i don’t buy clothes that don’t fit, period, and have things moderately tailored as needed (hems etc). IT’S NOT DIFFICULT, LADIES. I shop on the sale rack for god’s sake!!

    • formerlyAnon

       To be fair, if the clothes thrown at her are standard entertainment industry issue, they are mostly going to be either disastrous or really ill-fitting or both. She can’t wear loaner garments. She has to have (as you so correctly state!) chosen the right clothing and then have them altered – or maybe custom made – to fit.

      So looking good (let alone great) is going to be a lot more work for her (and any stylists) than for the average actress – she’s way smaller than she looks in most of her photos but she’s not proportioned like many of ’em.

      • All so very true. Yet I feel she does have many advantages over the rest of us mere mortals….

      • Qitkat

        So here’s the million dollar question. Do celebrities actually have to wear borrowed clothing? Good lord, she has enough money to have custom fittings or alterations done, on things that she actually owns, and knows she looks good in. She could hire a personal shopper to bring her things to try on in the privacy of her own home. She really needs a best friend who will not kiss up to her and tell her she looks good when she really doesn’t. So it’s more effort to find clothes that fit properly. Hey, a lot of regular folks struggle with some body shape issues too. We figure out a way to get through it.

        I really don’t understand the mentality. A person suddenly becomes famous, and forevermore is required to wear clothing and shoes that don’t fit or flatter, just because they are free? It is utter nonsense, isn’t it? And furthermore, they are required to always wear designer brands, and aren’t allowed to spend less and perhaps look better in less expensive, but well-fitted garments? And then there is I suppose the nonsense of never being seen twice in the same outfit? Some of the time, when a person is not busy being a famous actress, they have to do some ordinary things. Don’t they want to look good? and feel comfortable? How on earth do the rest of us get by without having a stylist? Or, horrors, is having a stylist, and lots of free clothing not really such a good thing after all? 

        • formerlyAnon

          These questions, they have often crossed my mind. I am hoping that the scope of TLo’s upcoming book will allow them to talk a little bit about this exact thing. Even if it’s just a short little paragraph.

  • fringebenefit

    No excuse for this level of fashion dysfunction…unless she spilled hot chocolate down her dress and had to borrow something from the theater’s lost-and-found, something that has wasted away there for years, rolled up in a corner sad and forgotten with abandoned umbrellas and old cardigans.  

  • Awww, honey bunny. I can tell you think you look pretty hot and that’s making me sad. Color. Shoes that fit. Hair that has been done. Those are hot. 

    Your makeup is nice though. 

  • yikes

  • Chickadeep

    We can bitch all we like, but in my heart of hearts, I know I would kill to look like her. 

  • mom2ab

    Oh don’t be so mean- it fits and there are no babyheads.  The color is awful and she needs a little smoothing under that clingy fabric but over all not terrible which is technically an improvement.

    • Adriana_Paula

      No babyheads, and no turtleneck either, so that’s something.

  • crash1212

    GAH! Why, oh why, would anybody purposely wear that non-color? This is a travesty on very ugly proportions. Also, that red lip is not her best friend.

  • ankali

    WTF?! She’s wearing a dress that fits in a silhouette that’s flattering. Sure, the color, belt, and shoes aren’t great, but how is this not an overall improvement for her?

  • Imasewsure

    Best drag queen impression of CH I’ve seen in a while. Very tasteful

  • Calista14

    I am built exactly like her, and I can’t stand how it looks like her boobs are resting on her belt, it makes her look short wasted with the belt pulled so tight. I know they are showing off her figure, but I think who ever is styling her is doing it all wrong. The no color color trend is horrible, she needs some kind of jewelry or something. Also, couldn’t they find smoother bra for her to wear, ou can see the seam line across her chest. I really looks like she just through this on,

    • I think that she is actually pretty short-waisted, as a short-waisted girl who also has her figure. But she definitely needs a bra to hoik up the girls a bit. I like the dress overall, though, it just needs to be a different colour, and maybe slightly larger.

      • Calista14

        Was I drunk when I wrote this ??? Please excuse my terrible spelling, and grammar!

  • MK03

    Did someone cut out her head and stick it onto a different body?? There’s some weird lighting and resolution discrepancies in these photos.

  • ojosazules

    I guess she wants the world to know she can dress in a wrinkled paper sack and still look good? I guess… I don’t understand.

  • ellabob

    She’s wearing my grandmother’s bathrobe!!

  • BeeBeauNYC

    Love the hair color and makeup, but Lordy those shoes and that dress. She needs a ginger gay dressing her stat.

  • MilaXX

    what a wrinkled mess.

  • lobsterlen

    Well she certainly looks confident. 

  • alyce1213

    Why would she appear in public in an old schmatta/bathrobe?

  • lrober03

    Love the shape of it, but definitely needs to not match her skin tone.  

    • Yeah, I was kind of surprised at everyone’s reaction because I thought the shape of the dress was very flattering, which has been the major problem with her outfits in the past. Guess I’m in the minority! The color is bad but she looks beautiful and sexy. I also like the shoes and I’m sure if she has a medical problem in the foot area she’s taking care of it as she sees fit to.

      • Dot

         I agree. This dress in plum or some other jewel-tone would have elicited a totally different reaction, I think.

  • SportifLateBoomer

    What’s sad is that everything looks CHEAP. Like, the dress looks like it comes from Marshall’s (not that there’s anything wrong with that, for the rest of us plebes). Ditto the shoes. Like they’re knockoffs. Although I don’t have as harsh a reaction to them as some others here. And agree that her hair color looks mighty fake in this lighting. 

  • mhleta

    A few steps backwards, perhaps. 

  • And this is why I will never wear that dress/trench.

  • snarkykitten

    That color is really…unfortunate against her skin.

    but hey, no babyheads!

  • What is with the bunion shoes? Am I the only person who sees that?

  • spooki C

    I don’t know why I clicked. I always wind up feeling sad that this gorgeous woman always wears something horrible. Her feet look about ready to kill themselves, I do hope they don’t feel as painful as they look.

  • unbornfawn

    The hair and make-up are doing all the work. Wish she could get her style act together. She is a uniquely beautiful woman and should have the wardrobe to compliment her style of beauty.

  • E. D.

    Those shoes are tragically tight.  I’ve had to basically give up heels to avoid bunions – sucks but had to be done.

  • PastryGoddess

    I shuddered over the dress and started sobbing when I got to her feet

  • nannypoo


  • She will always be fierce in my eyes.

    Looks like the pictures were taken in very poor lighting.

  • Louise Bryan

    The hair is brassy
    The wrinkled dress is beige, why?
    Try something new, dear

  • maretha2

    I know it might be grading on a curve (see what I did there!) but I think this is a baby, bunion-footed step in the right direction for her. The style of the dress looks great on her. It would be better as a color, but it fits and flatters. The boobs are not fluffed under her chin or squished together. It shows her astounding shape. Girl does love a peep toe, but compared to most of her godawful shoes these are pretty cute (if looking painfully narrow across those bunions). AND she’s not posing with that weird cocked ankle thing she usually does. It’s not a WERQ, but it’s definitely an improvement.

    • bd73

      she can’t help the bunions. surgery would leave a huge scar. otherwise, this is pretty good. well-fit and prim.

      • rkdgal

        My bunionectomy scars are hardly noticeable any more, and I can wear whatever shoes I want without pain, so I think she should go for it!

  • I think that the stylists and the money and the free stuff is sometimes an impediment to looking best – rather than a turbo boost.

    I returned a dress to Banana Republic last night in a dark cobalt knit. It was a simple wrap dress with a long belt and enough swing in the skirt. Cost 68 bucks on sale. (I am only a large in one area, so this dress was too big in the shoulder) 

    Christina would have looked great in this! And 20 dollar silver ballet flats from Old Navy.

    bag could be a monogrammed tote from LLBean for 38.

    I also love her in Berets. 10 from amazon in a million colors.

    But people give her free stuff, expensive stuff, the wrong stuff.

    She goes to show that fashion is not the answer.

    • Qitkat

      I was thinking something similar myself tonight. I went out to dinner in my *uniform* of blue jeans and a nice black knit top and flats, accessorized with a cute costume jewelry ring from Macys ($30), and a gorgeous silk scarf ($60) from the art museum, after a Van Gogh painting, which generated 2 compliments. And my vintage German earrings, $8, if I recall rightly, unique enough that I’ve never seen any quite like them.

      Poor Christina, I feel most sorry for her feet, but that is one ugly dresscoat, coatdress, by anyone’s standards, and would not look good on anyone. Ouch. I would love to see her in a classic DVF wrap dress.

      And I just had to say, it’s the first time I’ve seen another *Marilu* on here, same name as me, except I spell it *MaryLu*. And my last name rhymes with yours. *Grin*

  • girliecue

    At least there’s no ruffles, lace or high necked tops.

  • Janet B

    I now understand her shoe choices.
    The shape of the dress is good, but where is the color?

  • marilyn

    Women with alabaster skin and bright orange hair should not wear beige.  

  • tallgirl1204

    Oh honey.  This dress in a jewel tone with a contrasting belt. There.  Doesn’t that feel better? 

  • Lord, I hate animal print shoes.

  • subwaycars

    It looks like a belted bathrobe. Not even color would have saved it, imo, but it would have helped. And those shoes are awful.

  • jeeplibby02

    She should just wear Joan’s clothes (including the foundation garments) all the time, because her own wardrobe is a hot mess!

  • This looks just like Tu’s senior citizen Project Runway contribution. 

  • H2olovngrl

    My feet are crying for her feet

  • LauraWL

    While I think her hair looks too brassy I deeply covet that dress! I agree the color isn’t great with her pale skin but the shape looks great! 

  • AnnaleighBelle

    I don’t know what it is about her, but I don’t much care what she wears.  Her face is so gorgeous, with her glowing ice-milk skin and her fnck-me gaze, I see her and I can’t breathe.  Do I wish her coat? dress? coat dress? were a rich emerald or brilliant sapphire?  Yes.  Do I wish her shoes were less cruel to her bunions? Yes.  But I don’t care.

    I’m a straight girl, but when I see her face I feel like I’m looking at art.

  • formerlyAnon

    Oh, she’s looked worse, yes?

    But she is a really, truly beautiful woman (not just a pretty-ish woman who through youth, makeup and hair dressing looks beautiful) and it is a darn shame that she can’t achieve a higher sartorial batting average.  I know her body is a difficult one to dress, particularly given entertainment/fashion industry norms. But I wish she’d latch onto somebody brilliant and then listen to them.

  • Jax Kirtley

    Dolly Parton used to wear dresses just like that, but she knew not to wear them in beige!

  • bertkeeter

    Amazing energy…unfortunately this chicken skin colored mess of a dress saps it ALL out of her…. YUCK!

  • PeaceBang

    It never fails to amaze me how many somersaults people will turn to justify Miss H’s Parade of Horrors. I mean, what works about this? Nothing. The dress is a wrinkled, painfully ugly mess (yes, the general shape is good for her but are our standards so low for a successful, very famous actress in a hit show?). The shoes are ugly and seem to have been designed to highlight her bunion. “Bunion! Here!” Her hair is garish neon clown orange. She’s Hollywood’s Worst Dressed. I don’t get the love.

  • SewingSiren

    She looks like an unmade bed. Wearing a wig.

  • siriuslover

    Those shoes look like they’re hurting her feet. And that dress is kind of business-y. I like her hair.

  • e jerry powell

    Not a dress coat, a COATDRESS.  Didn’t someone get auf’d from PR for that?

  • Call me Bee

    Awww jeeez.  The first thing you learn as a pale person is to never wear a garment the same color as your skin.  Yeah I know.  Lots of celebs wear pale (as demonstrated by the recent RC…) but a pale one can get away with it if it includes sparkles, embellishments, etc.  It hardly ever works with day wear. 
    Christina should know that.   

  • She is such a gorgeous woman with a gorgeous body. Why is she afraid of color, accessories & mani/pedis? 

  • Nelliebelle1197

     Nice new pic Lamour!

  • cleep1000

    UGH. Surely she has enough money now to have her clothes custom-made, at least for special events.

  • kathrineb

    WHAT is with her HAIR? is it the lighting? It’s usually such a beautiful red. Christina please don’t go strawberry blonde on us.

  • fursa_saida

    oh god, this needs a necklace like burning. A big, colorful necklace.

  • She looks superimposed onto the background somehow.

  • Alyssa

    I just can’t get past how unnatural that hair color looks…it looks orangish & brassy. The rest is so bad, you’d think I’d forget, but I can’t!

  • Indigo54

    No comment.

  • What a lovely shade of Cheetoh! *eyeroll* Also, that shade of oatmeal only works on people with skin that is richer. Christina, go for a jewel tone. And fire your colorist. (Consider suing.)

  • MzzPants

    The lines of this dress are PERFECT for her.  If it had been plum or burgundy, I’d have been over the moon.  She needs this dress in several good colors.

  • Cathy S

    I think it’s a pretty dress (I love coat dresses) but it doesn’t look good on her. Maybe the color (or lack thereof) or maybe the fit. Or both.

  • PeggyOC

    I dunno,  I think there’s some progress.  Color would have been nice, but it fits her well, especially in the chest, which is real progress.  Yes, the hem is heinous and it looks like she picked it up off the floor and put it on, but I’ll give her guarded approval.  I like the idea of a leopard shoe with this dress, but this pair looks like they’re torturing her feet.

  • I actually like this if it weren’t so wrinkly. 

    • Magatha

       I kind of do, too. What I’d be really curious to see is a good photograph of her in this exact outfit, but not a snapshot, an actual photograph. No photoshop, just a proper angle and decent lighting.

      She does have problem feet, as I do. It seems like a lot of people here have had bunion surgery, but I’ve hesitated because I’ve heard that it’s really kind of a tricky procedure, with a fair possibility of a wonky outcome, and often needing way more than just a few weeks off your feet.

      Plus she just cannot opt for a whole different look that incorporates Frye boots or Doc Martens or anything practical, sturdy, and comfortable because it would clash so much with her body type. She needs lady shoes. I think she needs to appoint a task force to find the right ones for her. Then she should buy six pairs in different colors and textures, and when we complain about how she always wears the same shoes, she should tell us, in her best Joan voice, to shut up.

  • sweetlilvoice

    At least the babyheads are covered. Cannot wait for the new season! 

  • Dot

    These photos are just so surreal looking. Really bizarre lighting and strange setting. I don’t hate the dress, but I wish it were a different color and less wrinkled.

  • sweatpantalternative

    I like her haircut though.

  • Beardslee

    I think the neckline is flattering.

  • rkdgal

    With some appropriate color (turquoise?) this could be ok. But girl, for the sake of your feet, get your bunions fixed! You can wear so many more shoes without hurting yourself! (Speaking from personal experience)

  • The cut isn’t bad, but that’s a horribly boring and unflattering color on her. 

  • newtonGOTbeaned

    I love the coat-dress, it’s just a boring color. And those shoes are terrible. 

  • EEKstl

    HORRIBLE color on her but right ballpark for style.

  • peachy

    those bunions need a doctor. stat.

  • JP

    If only the dress were black, it would be a whole different story. But those shoes? Just…no. Honey.

  • libraangel

    SHIT, Christina! Your clothes get better, but then your hair goes a wack color. Get it together, babe!

  • BookishBren

    Her boobs make MY back hurt.  

  • KittieLynnNYC

    Not the best choice (those shoes look uncomfortable too), but with that face and body….damn. She can do whatever she wants. My ultimate girl-crush right here.

  • pookiesmom

    I think the shape and cut of the dress looks great, it’s just that the color is awful.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    NO.  Hair color – what happened?  Tan is no one’s friend.