Christina Hendricks in L’Wren Scott

Posted on March 21, 2013

Christina Hendricks attends the premiere of AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ Season 6 in Los Angeles, California in a L’Wren Scott dress accessorized with a L. K. Bennett ‘Amelia’ clutch and Giuseppe Zanotti pumps.

L’Wren Scott Fall 2012 Collection

L.K. Bennett Amelia Framed Satin Box Clutch



[Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images,,]

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  • Sobaika

    The hem length is my primary issue here.

    • Lizzyisi

      Black velvet (with red velvet shoes) in LA in Spring is my primary issue!

      • NC_Meg

        Mine too. That is waaaaay too much velvet!

      • Sobaika

        But the hem would look bad in any season.

      • luciaphile

        All winter long there have been pics of celebrities in whites and florals and strappy sandals. I’ve gotten frostbite just looking at them. I thought it odd but evidently the rules have all changed.

      • pookiesmom

        It’s BARELY spring. Says a girl bundled up in NYC where it SNOWED TODAY. WTF, weather? So I appreciate that she’s not running around flaunting the weather. Signed, Bitter, Cold Kitten.

        • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

          I am staring at snow. It’s angrily coming down outside my window. Every flake is laughing at me. Laughing. Telling me that they all paid off that damn groundhog. I love that dress and those shoes.

    • I agree. Hair and makeup are great. I can’t see enough detail on the dress, but the overall look is good except for the length.

    • tereliz

      I don’t know. The hip pockets are pretty heinous… And is she doing DOUBLE velvet?

    • That and the shoes are bothering me. But she is such a lovely lady and the hair and makeup are great.

    • Corsetmaker

      See I don’t agree. I know longer lengths never go down well here but her calves really aren’t her best feature so I think a longer length is much more flattering on her.
      Clothing seems to have got stuck on an around the knee length for the last 20 years, I’m quite glad to see some variations. Besides I hate bare legs with heavier fabrics and as everyone persists in avoiding hosiery I’d rather they were covered,

    • andreawey

      I agree the hem is a weird length but otherwise, very pretty and no baby heads……..good job!

    • drdarke

      Yeah, @Sobaika:disqus – the hemline makes her ankles look fat and unflattering.

      I think my Mom owned that outfit back in the Seventies….

  • Indigo54

    Those shoes! No, no NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Violina23

    Normally I’d complain about this, but she’s done so much worse, so I feel like the best I can say is “Meh”

  • VicD

    It’s not totally terrible…. I hear “Christina Hendricks” and “L’Wren Scott” and think that these two things do not go together. But it’s better than I feared. Still not great, but not terrible.

    • I thought the same thing. “L’Wren Scott” and “Nicole Kidman,” yes, but NOT Christina Hendricks. Plus, red and black are problematic in general for me, and especially in Spring! And those shoes are ugly.

    • I agree – CH is too short for the L’Wren silhouette.

      • Aurumgirl

        Too short and far too womanly for that designer. The long beads don’t work on someone who doesn’t have the L’Wren Scott tall and thin figure, either. But her hair and makeup are lovely.

  • If we’re grading on a curve, then my girl CH is doing OK. But, those shoes make me sad in a Baker’s 1993 post-prom clearance way. And the length is not quite good.

    • ChiliP

      Yeah, this is in the “good-to-great” category for Christina, which is very telling of her red carpet history. With different shoes and a modification to the length, this could have worked. Although I do think this style of dress is designed to give the illusion of a fuller bust, an area where Ms. Hendricks definitely does not need assistance.

      • gabbilevy

        Agree! Not getting the criticism here. On paper this outfit should be terrible, but she looks lovely, the dress fits her correctly and has a really flattering shape, and while I have quibbles about the fabrics chosen, she looks like she feels sexy and comfortable, and that’s a +5 for Miss Christina here.

        • Adriana_Paula

          I agree; she’s someone who has worn a BUBBLE ROMPER in public, for God’s sake (there’s a picture over at Go Fug Yourself, from years ago but i’m still scarred by it). I could quibble with things but she looks nice and I’ll take it.

  • Jessi03

    For the Goth Granny in your life…

  • velvet potato sack

  • That’s a big NO right there. The positive: SHE looks gorgeous. Hair and makeup are lovely. The silhouette of the dress is pretty flattering. The negative: everything else. Velvet, with HIP POCKETS? It’s making me “capsy,” to quote the Fug Girls. And is that a wardrobe malfunction, where you can see her bra? And the SHOES. It’s all wrong. Now I need a drink.

  • young orchestra teacher who put on a nicer pair of shoes and a necklace for a music program benefit dinner

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      Sing to the opening verse of Don’t Stand so Close to Me

      Young teacher the subject of some strange fantasy
      Her beads hang so crotchly, ’tis some strange mystery
      Velvation, temptation, black dress debacle
      Those buttons look straight out of Standahl

      Don’t stand
      Don’t stand so
      Don’t stand so wonkily

  • spooki C

    I was all “eh that’s not bad…” until I saw the runway version. At least her hair is pretty.

  • sablehunter

    She’s so gorgeous, I really can’t get worked up about her clothes.

    • VicD

      Hair and face on this one = FAB U LOUS!

  • RebeccaKW

    I kind of like the dress. I wish the hem was shorter. I wish she had different shoes. But she doesn’t look terrible.

    • Missy Covington

      Yup. I think she’s gorgeous down to the knees. The rest of the dress should have been cut off and the shoes should have been changed.

    • MoHub

      I think the dress might have worked full-length as well. The hem is both too high and too low and makes her legs look cut off and stumpy.

  • alyce1213

    This is not the worst outfit we’ve seen on Christina. I have a small problem with the gathered bodice — a bit more fitted (but not tight) would have been better, and the length should be about 5″ shorter or longer. The shoes I don’t like so much, but I can live with them. The hair . . . very sexy.

    So, better.

  • Why must she fight The Pretty? She’s got this gorgeous face, great body, and yet she consistently chooses things that flatter neither.

  • I think this is actually quite nice. Not high fashion, but she looks pretty. And comfortable.

  • teensmom99

    I think it’s her best “non-Joan” look. Oh lordy, when will the Mad Men ladies stop trying to fight Janie and just succumb to the look that makes them look so fantastic on Mad Men. But I give CH special points for looking so happy. Hair and make up are good–while dressy is sack-like, I’m not always anti especially when the fit is fine.

  • I’m liking this. Shows off her curves well, but isn’t in the same Mad Men vibe we’re used to seeing her.

  • Mazenderan

    I think the neckline and bodice could suit her if it were in a stiffer fabric and the whole affair looked more structured. The velvet isn’t doing the job she needs it to do for her figure. It also needs to be shorter. Also – hating the pockets.

  • Totally dig her hair color! And her face looks cute.

  • mhleta

    She looks great. Proportionally balanced, happy, comfortable and elegant. I like the shoes, but could quibble on the skirt length if I had to pick a quibble. The model’s has a slit up the front, which helps lighten the load. But I’m really happy to see her looking so beautiful and comfortable in her skin.

    • teensmom99

      Don’t like the shoes but otherwise I’m with you. To quote another red head: You’re never fully dressed without a smile.

  • Nice, guys. One of the few times she doesn’t look a hot mess, and you say nothing.

    • lovelyivy

      Yeah- we count on T and Lo to provide positive reinforcement in these cases!

    • Nice, Erin. Complaining that we don’t work hard enough to provide you the exact type and level of entertainment you demand.

      P.S.: She looks a hot mess here.

  • I saw this earlier today over at GFY. I still haven’t been able to decipher how I feel about it.
    For every pro, there is a con. For every yes, there is a no. Similarly to Xtina (as opposed to Christina) post, if considering this look in comparison to her usual attempts, I like it more than it in and of itself justifies.

  • SewingSiren

    This is one of her better off the set looks. I wish she had buttoned the neckline a little higher. That way the bra wouldn’t show and the necklace might not get stuck on the undone button.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    The shape of the dress compliments her figure. That’s about all I’ve got here.

  • Melanie

    Her head is amazing. I like the dress, but I wish it was either shorter or longer.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    She looks great!! So glad she’s had someone help her find shoes she can wear comfortably that don’t look orthopedic. Small con – don’t like the bra showing, would’ve rather had her undo some of the buttons at the bottom like the runway look.

  • MK03

    OH, COME ON!! You’re gorgeous. You can knock it out of the park. Why do you insist on dressing like this?!

  • KEEP: The amazing ring, the beautiful makeup, the not-overdone hair, the just right nail color.

    CHANGE: The blah clutch, the heavy shoes (those runway sandals are a great color)

    LOSE: 5 inches from the hem

    Oh my God I cannot wait for the TLo analysis. I love those posts as much as the show. That last revelation about the roses… that sound you hear? TLo knocking it out of the park.

  • why. i don’t understand. just why?

  • Tamara Hogan

    Great makeup, hair, and nail color.

  • julnyes

    the length doesn’t work and the shoes do not work, but she looks pretty darn good otherwise.

  • MilaXX

    Hair and makeup look cute. I like the nails/ring/bag, but who thought competing velvet was a good idea?

    • EveEve

      Looks to be a wig to me, but I agree about the makeup. We grade her on a big curve, no?

      • MilaXX

        I think her deeper red looks are often wigs, which I have no problem with if they look right. Yes she gets a curve and I might have given this dress a pass even though I hate the necklaces and I think the dress makes her look wide, but those red velvet shoes with a black velvet dress was just too much.

  • PrunellaV

    That shapeless thing? NO! Christina, you have enough lovely lumps. You don’t need your dresses making more. I’ll take that ring, though.

  • She looks fantastic. One of her best ever efforts. Perfect dress for her. I won’t talk about the shoes.

  • ankali

    Predictably, I loathe the tea-length hem (TEEEAAAAAA LEEEENNNGGTTTHHH!!!!!!), and I don’t like velvet shoes with a velvet dress. That said, I think she looks better here than I’ve ever seen her off the Mad Men set. That dress and her figure make beautiful music together.

  • nannypoo

    Way too long. Otherwise pretty.

  • formerlyAnon

    For her this is pretty good. Almost very good. Needs to be shorter and the neck needs to closed a little higher so one cannot see her bra – since I imagine she needs enough bra that there is no less visible alternative. I hate neither the velvet nor the shoes as do many. Neck up she is gorgeous, as almost always.

  • the whole thing looks a little funeral, and the hem-length is awkward… but she doesnt look bad, either. love the hair.

  • e jerry powell

    Love the shoes. That’s about it.

  • PeaceBang

    I have come to the conclusion that Miss Hendricks is under the curse of an evil enchantress who said, “You may have that hair, my pretty, but in exchange you must always wear terrible, unflattering clothing!”

    • Damn. Remind me never to go to the same wig shop Christina does, then.

  • Well, velvet is back. That’s never good.

  • bbates62

    Better than usual, but still not great, and does it look baggy round the tits to anyone else? I thought I was seeing ruffles, but there’s nothing like that on the runway picture….

  • Covet those shoes, but they’re too heavy with this dress.

    Also, WOMAN, back away from this hem length!

  • korilian

    Looking at it on the model this does look like a Christina dress. The sleeves don’t seem the best choice for a big breasted girl, but it’s the awkward length that’s really dragging this dress down.

  • Scroll down disappointment. Ignoring the fact that she’s wearing a black velvet only suitable for Elvira Mistress of the Dark, I like the shape of the top and the back and they accentuate her upper half without baby heads. But oh sweet Jesus on a bread stick, that hem is way, WAY, too long. If she placed that material next to an open flame and reconstructed the dress in literally any other material with a higher hem that suited her, I think it would be a winning look. Or, darling, just hire Janie Bryant already. She would have no qualms raising an eyebrow and pointing you back into the dressing room to try again if she was presented with this.

  • marilyn

    People with pasty colored skin should not wear a lot of black. She looks like she needs a blood transfusion.

    • Corsetmaker

      Seriously, why always the negative descriptions of people with pale skin? This would never be tolerated about the other end of the spectrum! She isn’t ‘pasty’, she’s pale.

  • myristica_fragrans

    needs to be hemmed to just below the knee, paired with open toed shoes and brighter makeup.

  • kerrilbennett

    Can we have pictures of Christinas that dress well?

  • Va va voom!

    Hair and makeup excellent.
    Dress and shoes very winter-ish.

  • allj

    Well, her hair looks great… That’s about it. I can’t quite put my finger on what bothers me (except for the velvet overload, of course). I suspect it’s the way the shape of the top changed when she buttoned it up? Necessary for her, but it seems a little off. And the necklaces. It’s just too much.

  • Imasewsure

    It’s an ok dress on her. Applaud the styling since it’s pretty but understated. It’s a gorgeous dress on the model though… much preferred as a slinky dress

  • judybrowni

    Another black sack, albeit a more-fitted black sack, with an interesting back detail. At least it glides over, rather than hides, her shape.

    No to the shoes, yes to hair and makeup.

  • MzzPants

    This gets a big ol’ ‘Hell Yes’ from me because the shape is flattering and she doesn’t look like she squeezed herself into grandma’s floral pillow case. Plus I like her hair.

  • libraangel

    Ah, Christina, Christina! No long black velvet for you, my darling.

  • gracedarling

    How can something so crisp on the runway look so schlumpy off it? And why isn’t she wearing this in midnight blue?

  • Anniebet

    Such a beautiful woman, glorious face and hair. Sad that she’s unable to fit clothes to that body with any degree of consistency. I’d hate to be her stylist.

    The dress is way too long, the bodice makes her bosoms looks well, odd. She looks great in black, but velvet is for 11 year olds’ Easter dresses, IMO. LOVE the teal shoes on the model.

  • Toto Maya

    From some angles it looks okay?

  • Corsetmaker

    I like this. It’s a good neckline, neither choking her or allowing her to bust out. The verticals of the button opening, open neck and necklace make her look slimmer and longer than she normally looks. And the length covers her calves which is better for her I think.
    Long lengths and velvet are never popular here, but works for me and for Christina’s inner goth too i expect 🙂

  • Louise Bryan

    Dress hem is too long
    The shoes are making you old
    Leave and try again.

  • Grading on a curve, she looks LEAGUES better than her last outing. I can’t help but wish she’d gone with the color shoes the model is wearing – spring instead of holiday party – but I’ll take what improvements I can get.

  • Trisha26

    Christina is a beautiful woman! Not sure about the combo of “orange hair” and those ruby shoes. Not crazy about the length (the front slit on the runway look is tasteful), and I wouldn’t have selected a dress with hip pockets (or is that a weird peplum?) or velvet in general.

  • She just does NOT look good in black; it’s much too harsh for her coloring.

    This style of dress might have been passable if it were full-length.

  • lobsterlen

    This is not her dress. The dress looks messy and ill fitted. The dress looks great on the model.

    On Christine the dress looks like a choir robe with the sleeves cut off.

  • Lily-Rygh

    Yes, yes. Too much velvet, and long. But my GOD she is gorgeous!

  • Nice_Shirt

    I just found my daughter almost this exact dress at the thrift store for $5. Cute as the starting point for a costume, dowdy on the red carpet.

  • Pockets on the front over the abdomen? REALLY? And what’s with the hem? So long!

  • librarygrrl64

    Okay, grading on a curve…..I could deal with it if the hem were shorter, if there were different shoes, and if she had ditched the necklaces.

  • TheDivineMissAnn

    I covet those shoes….Christina, send ’em over to the house when you get tired of ’em.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    I love that dress and shoes. I love those red velvet shoes. I want them SO MUCH. I really and truly want them. I know it’s Spring. But it’s snowing right now. I hate it. But if I had that dress and those red velvet shoes, I would hate it less.

  • EEKstl

    The shoes age the look. She should have gone more Spring-like and worn those nifty blue sandals sported by the model. It’s also too long.

  • amaranth16

    Oh, no, no, no. Step away from the velvet. Ditch all these mid-calf-to-ankle hems – so deeply unflattering. And stop with the crossed-legs pose – it makes you look like you’re melting.

  • LOVE that ring she’s wearing!!!!!

  • kathrineb

    Why does she do this to herself? She’s so beautiful but that dress is pretty unflattering.

  • CommentsByKatie

    Love the cheeky matching velvet shoes and the hair. Hate the hem.

    I think it needed a belt instead of the necklaces; she needs flattering horizontal emphasis on the waist and the necklaces are creating a vertical emphasis that obscures her shape to the eye.

  • leftcoastpickle

    She looks so happy and comfortable in this dress, I think she picked this one out herself, no stylist. It’s not perfect, but she really owns it, and I think she looks spectacular.

  • Look at the model gang, she’s got to be a size double-zero if that, and she doesn’t look exceptionally skinny in that dress, proof positive that all-over velvet adds POUNDS. It’s too much velvet on Christina, it looks baggy around the waist (which is where Christina is narrowest) and the hem length is awkward, rather than elongating Christina, it’s making her look shorter by cutting her off into two unequal horizontal sections. Also, the cap sleeve shape is not her friend, it makes your arms look heavier (says a lady with biceps). The shoes are great, and the black velvet is an interesting texture, and black really looks great on her. I’d have gone with something with black velvet as detailing around the face, but not all-over black velvet.