Christina Hendricks in Theodora & Callum

Posted on March 18, 2013

Judging by her body language, Christina doesn’t much like this outfit.


Christina Hendricks attends the Theodora and Callum and Coach Cocktail Party in Beverly Hills, California.

Theodora & Callum Citron Multi Yucatan Tie All Scarf

Ooooh. Crossed arms AND crossed feet. Nothing says “Stop looking” like that. Except actually saying “Stop looking,” that is.

We really tried to come up with compliments for this one, but we can’t. We like the idea of her in floral or print pants of some sort, but this heavy-looking, focus-pulling pair is not the answer. Slap on a scarf that absolutely does not go with the rest of the outfit in any way and she looks like an eccentric old lady.

Keep the scarf, the shoes (finally a decent pair) and the bag, and ditch everything else, hon. Which is hilarious because, given the party she’s attending, those are all items that were either lent or gifted to her. Oh, Christina. You are the last person on the planet who should have any trouble getting dressed for a cocktail party. This is tragic.

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  • Awful. The scarf looks very autumn-catalogue and the pants are spring and neither are particularly nice.

  • Sobaika

    I don’t hate the pants, it’s just the shiny fabric that’s making it problematic. And the scarf. And the too-big bag. And her stance.

    But this is something I can work with, overall. Love her hair.

  • ChiliP

    I like the shape of the pant on her, but not this particular style/pattern pant. The colors of the scarf look lovely framed against her skin and hair.

  • Mazenderan

    Oh dear. The trousers are awful in fit, pattern and fabric, and they don’t go with the blouse – which is also a poor choice. The scarf is too busy and autumnal, and the bag is too big.

    She’s so stunning, but bad things seem to happen when she dresses for events.

  • decormaven

    I’m going to take a sabbatical from commenting on any style shots of her until the new season debuts. Her looks in character are so heavenly, but her looks in real life fall short of the mark. I do like her current hairstyle, though.

  • MarissaLG

    The scarf and the pants are in a fight and they’re both losing.

  • Julie Liang

    I think this outfit could work for her but for the pants.

  • Maybe she has a stain on her shirt and she’s trying to hide it??

  • geans

    …say what you will, I’ve bookmarked this page to show my hairdresser…

    • You want to have two hairlines, then?

      • SewingSiren

        The wig wants to pulled down .

      • geans

        I’ll take it.

  • I love the scarf and the bag. The pants… they make my eyes hurt.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Her arms are crossed because she has gap-itis of the blouse. I get that her shape is probably impossible to fit off-the-rack, but she has MONEY — she can afford to get her clothes custom made and/or properly fitted. Any competent tailor could do that for her.

    • charlotte

      You can apply both meanings of “rack” here…

      • PastryGoddess

        I see what you did there

    • lobsterlen

      I never never understand celebrities unwillingness to hire professionals. If I was discovered or won the lottery, at 50 my odds are better with the lottery, I would have on retainer a tailor, hairdresser/makeup artist and driver. Do celebrities actually think we peasants think better of them because they don’t employ these professionals? That somehow when they go out with dark roots, ill-fitting clothes or wrap their cars around trees they have something in common with the common people?

      • IMNAngryLiberal

        Same here … I was part of a (very earnest) group conversation once about what we would do if we won the lottery. Everyone else had very high minded plans — I said that I would have all of my underwear and shoes custom made to fit for the rest of my life.

  • Wait… are the pants VELVET? No one should wear velvet pants. EVER.

    • alyce1213

      They look like SATIN to me — which is much, much worse than velvet.

      I believe that certain people (not many) can wear velvet pants.

      • I think you’re right about them being satin. And satin is just as bad, in my book.

  • charlotte

    Remember the roses on Joanie’s clothes getting smaller last season?
    Christina should have stayed with that.

  • SewingSiren

    The pants want a sleeveless black shell.
    The blouse wants someone with a smaller bust.
    The scarf wants to be left alone.
    The bag wants to go the meeting at the office.
    The “cocktail” party looks like a yard sale.

  • Jecca2244

    a smaller print on the pants would have been perfection. but i am still taken this as pants inspiration given that I am larger on the bottom.

  • This is so damned tragic it is beyond words. However, the face is smokin’.

  • Indigo54

    This is so confusing. Exactly what was she going for here? Makes no sense.

  • crash1212

    Extra hair looks good though!

  • Is it me, or is her hair looking extra-wiggy these days? I also have fine hair, but make good work of Aveda thickening spray, a blow dryer and a round brush.

    • vandeventer

      Yeah, plus the wig is looking a little askew…like she needs to pull it forward a bit.

    • CakesOnAPlane

      I’m really bad at spotting wigs/extensions (well, except on Lilo), and when I first found out that Joan wore a wig in real life, I was a little crestfallen. Even if it is totally obvious, as it is here. I prefer to live in wig-related ignorance. Wignorance, if you will.

  • Her hair looks good

  • alyce1213

    Aside from the inexcusably ugly articles of clothing, her wig is badly blended with her own hair, creating a double hairline. It’s awful because she should know better and can afford to go to a good hairstylist before a public event (or have one drop by at home) — just like she can afford to buy nice clothing and have a tailor fit them to her body.
    I’m beginning to think maybe she’s just stupid.

    • formerlyAnon

      Rather than stupid, I was going with obtuse, reluctant and stubborn. Because if she were simply unable to dress herself, she (or someone on her management team) ought to be able to find people to do it well for her. But it’s as if her obvious attempts (you don’t wear designer duds, hair pieces and obviously uncomfortable shoes if you’re not trying at all) to look good are half-hearted and she’s stubbornly refusing to go along with anyone who’d put her together well.

      • alyce1213

        Yes, obtuse is better.

  • Why on earth is she wearing my grandmother’s clothes?

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    Well, at least her hair looks gorgeous. And her makeup.

  • Andrew Schroeder

    That really is quite the wig she’s got on.

  • VioletFem

    The blouse is actually quite lovely, I’d say she should have ditched the pants and the scarf for something more flattering and this might have worked.

  • I think the pants make her look wider than necessary. Plus, they’re really not her style (what’s with the weird mismatching scarf?). But, I wish someone would give me that bag to carry about town with great insouciance.

  • formerlyAnon

    Dear lord, is she lovely.

    She should simply refuse to wear any top which has not been professionally fitted/altered for her. And by a tailor in whose vocabulary the phrase “good enough” does not exist. If this means “no loaners,” then so be it.

    • I think she and I have a similar build. Even I can find shirts that don’t do that. The fact that this continues to happen is completely unacceptable.

  • At least her hair looks great!

  • She is one of the most beautiful women on the planet and that she so consistently fails to pull it together, what with all the money, clothing, stylists, hairdressers, makeup artists, etc. – I just can’t. Honestly, what hope is there for a broke middle aged roundish woman if Miss Lady there looks so terrible? MISS HENDRICKS YOU ARE BREAKING MY SPIRIT.

    • alyce1213

      We may be broke middle aged and roundish, but we know better than she does.

  • PeaceBang

    But her hair looks the best I’ve ever seen it.

  • MilaXX

    Hate the scarf, hate the top, like the cut of the pants, but the floral pattern is too large for her. I like the shoes & bag. Hair/makeup is okay. Someone this beautiful should not have such a difficult time dressing. It breaks my heart.

  • PastryGoddess

    I never though five-head and Christina Hendricks would be in the same sentence.

  • Imasewsure

    Weird combo of individual things that actually all could look very good on her (I even like the pants – just not with a blouse like that) . On the positive side, she looks radiant (and really young for some reason). She is one strange dresser…

  • filmcricket

    Was the scarf actually part of the ensemble, or are these just photos of her trying it on? From the looks of things, it seems like this was a Tupperware-esque party where there were things to try or buy. So maybe she’s not quite so colourblind as to think an autumnal scarf goes with those pants. I live in hope.

    Her face, as always, looks amazing, and her hair/piece in the 3rd & 4th photos is pretty great – that’s a really flattering cut for her. Ditch the pants for a pair of plain black, wide-or-boot-legged ones, keep the scarf, employ every busty girl’s best friend – double-sided tape – on the blouse, and we’re in business.

  • CeeQ

    Oh wow….BAD. The pants are attacking her and she’s being attacked by the scarf. Getting rid of the scarf just made the pants seem scarier.

  • peachy

    i think she looks better than i’ve seen her in a long time. the pants are very flattering. the peter pan-ish collared shirt with the black accent is a little to squeeeee for me. the shoes are tip top and yes, it’s about time for some decent shoes miss chrissy. the scarf i like; doesn’t really go with the outfit; those colors compliment her face/hair.

    • And miracle of miracles, the top actually fits her.

      • l_c_ann

        If the bodice were one or two inches wider, it would be better.

  • VeryClaire

    What could one possibly bring to a cocktail party that would require a bag that large? Maybe another outfit.

  • lrober03

    Scarf + collar + pants = too many patterns

  • Zippypie

    Those are bad 90s pants! *shudder* I actually like the blouse with the black detail on the collar but it doesn’t fit well – pulling at the girls. The Yucatan print scarf is ugly. I say ditch EVERYTHING, including the big tote bag and start over. The hair and makeup are lovely.

  • MissAmynae

    Having problem feet as well, I have a ton of sympathy for her as far as shoe choices. Poor dear has horrible bunions, which make just about everything painful. I’d LOVE to see her team up with Fluevog, Tsubo or Taryn Rose for some unique, gorgeous options.

    I’m really hoping that once “Mad Men” is done, Janie Bryant or Christian Siriano will help tailor and curate the majority of her wardrobe. Both of them seem to “get” her body, and treat with the adoration it deserves. Remember the fabulosity that was Jackie O and Oleg Cassini? A partnership like that would be perfect for our Ginger Goddess.

  • Squarah

    All I see is PTA mom. That hair style is NAGL.

  • Miss Celie’s Folk Pants has opened up a Beverly Hills store?

  • Maybe Janie Bryant HAS started dressing her off-camera. Joanie does, after all, mostly wear prints/graphics when she is in emotional turmoil. Two very wise individuals told me that ( So does this horrible, floral, oh-so-’90s print signify turmoil for Joan in the new season? (And if so, what??)

  • librarygrrl64

    If you could see MY posture right now, you’d know how much I hate this look.

  • myristica_fragrans

    i have had it with seeing this woman dressed like shit most of the time. if she has a stylist, they absolutely despise her. if she doesn’t, she needs to accept that all her taste is in her mouth and become besties with a tailor who’s honest. there is no need for this to be happening all the time.

  • I actually think the outfit is cute. *Shrugs* Just doesn’t suit her I guess, but I would rock this.

  • cowper

    Dear Christina: The furniture wants its upholstery back before it all goes to the thrift store. Thanks!

  • Granted, there are many issues with this outfit but if you look at the first photo, honestly she looks fantastic.

    Yes, the scarf is the wrong color–but she looks amazing with a scarf around her neck; there’s something odd about the hairline but the hair/wig is styled beautifully; the blouse is too small but she’s crossing her arms to conceal that; the pants… well if they’d been plain black, she would’ve been mistaken for one of the wait staff; but the shoes and makeup are perfection.

    I never like her formal wear but this looks just right (with some caveats).

  • Anniebet

    I’m cool with the whole thing sans the scarf, which obviously was pulled out of one of her many scarf drawers blindfolded (her, not the scarf). As for the bag… “I like big bags, and I cannot lie” to misquote Sir Mix-A-Lot.

  • I thought it was kinda a yard sale where she was trying on different stuff. Especially the scarf. If that’s so, no big deal.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Hair and makeup look great at least. Rest of it? Start over. As a big busted girl, I know how hard it is to find a button up that actually fits. I love the collar detail. That scarf should have been left in the car.

    • MaryMitch

      I agree that finding a blouse that fits would be hard for MOST big busted girls. But FIND ONE. Don’t go out in a blouse that’s ready to pop!

  • Didn’t she have a good stylist for a minute? Why do they hate her now?

  • libraangel

    I have a floral migraine

  • Therese Bohn

    She might have just grabbed that scarf off the rack (to buy) and wasn’t actually wearing it. It goes beautifully with her hair — I bet she was just trying it on.

  • mhleta

    I really like it for a day of vintage shopping. The clothes fit her, she doesn’t look tortured and, on her, the mixed prints are kind of interesting. I don’t get the pose. She’s very determined about it, though.

  • fursa_saida

    at least…the shirt kind of fits?

  • Leaving the outfit alone entirely, she looks so fresh-faced and young in the close up.

  • Last time I went to a party I couldn’t decide on anything to wear because I felt like Christina here. I threw on some items that make me “feel” good but in my mind didn’t go together, I got more compliments on that outfit than any in a long time.