IN or OUT: Michelle Williams in Katie Ermilio

Posted on April 19, 2013

This is one of those dresses you either love or hate.


Michelle Williams attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center in New York City in a Katie Ermilio gown accessorized with Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Katie Ermilio Spring 2012 Collection

So there’s no sense in us trying to convince you either way. We pretty much hate that kind of skirt, which only looks good on models. And she’s got too much boob for that bodice. That’s all we can add, darlings. The rest is up to you.

Vote Now!


IN! I LOVE that shape!


OUT! I HATE that shape!



The Bitter Kittens could not rally enough support for Chloe Moretz’s attempt at the patchwork denim dress, voting it OUT.

In other opinionated news, Vanity Fair asked us to be “Guest Editors” on their International Best-Dressed Challenge. Check out our picks and thoughts here, darlings.


[Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images,]

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  • Ew. “Hips of the underworld” is not her look.

  • MK03

    Oh, for God’s sake. OUT.

  • snarkykitten

    Hate. Hate with the passion of a thousand fiery suns

    • l v


      • Cathy S

        I, too, must vote for fire.

    • drdarke

      Hate – she’s not wearing that dress, that dress is wearing her…and looks about ready to walk off in a huff, leaving her standing there in the altogether.


    • Introspective

      wish i could like this times a million cause i use this expression *AWL* the time.

      and it SO applies in this case that it makes my teeth hurt. or rather that dress does.

      ETA: OUT (as if that wasnt already obvious)

  • Daisy Walker

    And now I can’t not see the boobs. Hate it all.

  • OUT, big-old-bag-of-potatoes

  • notterriblybitter

    The dress isn’t bad if you’re making an exit but that’s a whole lotta nothing from the front.

  • decormaven

    Nay. Where’s the jewelry, for Pete’s sake? One bracelet and set of earrings just doesn’t get it for this event. Plus, the way she’s standing, she’s not showing the most interesting part of the gown- the back. Don’t designers send a little “how to show the gown” instruction sheet with items? Might as well hang the d thing on a rack and be done with it.

  • Diego!

    I’m not blown away at all. OUT

  • Those pockets aren’t really doing her favors, are they? OUT.

  • SRQkitten

    Love her, loathe the dress. Good color for her though.


  • Sobaika

    Out. This shouldn’t even be up for debate.

  • Bakerlooline

    She looks like she’s standing in a hefty bag.

  • One of the worst dresses in all of celebrity dressdom.

  • lbl

    Her hair offends me.

    And yes, I hate the dress and think there’s a reason the lookbook photo is a side view.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      I was scrolling down the comments to see if anyone mentioned the fact that the picture of the model was probably chosen because you can’t tell the hips jut out! Great minds…

  • Out!

  • another_laura

    Out. I really really hate that shape. Really.

  • Imasewsure

    I don’t like it but I don’t hate it either. It’s weird but not out enough to send me packing. A slight IN from me

  • Winter_White

    Congrats on the Vanity Fair assignment! How fun!

  • conniemd

    Out. Really hate shirts with that square side pocket look. Also the model’s version has a big bow on the back. That old fashioned blow clashes with the lines and vibe of the skirt completely which is modern.

  • PeggyOC

    Out. That’s just a fugly dress. She looks smiley and nice from the neck up, but that’s an inelegant outfit. Bad designer. No biscuit.

  • artgirl9

    Ugh. It’s wearing HER. Why would anyone purposefully choose something like that?

  • OUT. Hate.
    Loving how you just slide that whole guest editor thing in there. Read it, loved it. Love that you two are getting all the gold stars.

  • ccm800

    grandmom pants in dress form HIDEOUS!

  • Sally Brownson


  • She looks like a vintage perfume bottle… “La Mistàke.”

  • Out. Not digging the top/neck/arm shape and it fits bad on top too.

  • bizarro

    She is so pretty but the dress is not. Congrats to TLo on the Vanity Fair gig! Too bad that last year’s list and this year’s user picks feature (thankfully) men of all sizes but (regrettably) only skinny women.

  • Alyssa

    Out. Burn it, and every dress that adds extra width to the hips with it!

  • Sarah Thomas

    I liked your picks on the Vanity Fair assignment, but I would have loved a little more size diversity. You guys are one of the few fashion blogs that (semi) consistently features size diverse women and eschews body shame in your commentary.

    Also, on #9 – was I the only one who thought the outfit was a nod to Josephine Baker?

    • We only had a small list of nominees to choose from, all of whom were thin.

  • Still can’t believe you support that hair.

  • kmk05

    OUT. Why is she a depressingly wrapped gift.

  • Jangle57

    No, just no – OUT

  • Lori

    It would take to long to list everything that’s bad about this so I’m going to just go with OUT and leave it at that.

  • hughman

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

  • nannypoo

    I appreciate her effort to add a little edginess to her look. I like the hair and I am happy to see that she is smiling in some of these pictures in contrast to the lemon-sucking face seen in the last one. But this dress is not the way to go. It would be ugly on anyone, but it is ridiculous on her.

  • lexilexi

    Her head looks beautiful.

    • hotpaprika

      Yes, she finally decided to grow out her hair. For that alone I’ll give her a B for effort.

  • muelonil

    I know I’m in the minority here, but I don’t hate it. I don’t love it either…but on the right body I think it would have a certain elegance. To me it’s more of a Girl This Is Not Your Dress.

  • Snailstsichr

    Out. it doesn’t fit.

  • Jonquil

    I assume the dress is supposed to recall Holly Golightly’s dress. That’s kind of clever, but this is such an awkward, unflattering take on that.

  • Between the cracked out hips and the 1987 bridesmaid back bow I send thee hence, to the land of OUT! But I’ll end on a nice note and say that her make-up looks great, and I’m loving that haircut she’s rocking right now.

  • Horrible.

  • jennifervney

    In. It’s kooky and I like it.

  • Out. Needed to be a brighter color.

  • ItsDicey

    Awful. Absolutely for models only.

    Huge congrats on the Vanity Fair gig.

  • unbornfawn


  • jw_ny

    square hips…OUT!

  • MikeW_Vegas

    OUT!! the dress makes her look like she has saddlebags.. (and as Zac said last night, that’s NEVER a look a woman is going for)

  • Out. Hideous dress. It looks like the designer forgot to finish sewing the skirt to the bodice.

  • carnush

    Love it. Want it. IN.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    This skirt shape should be banned outside of haute couture. OUT.

  • clevRcat

    Out. Why would anyone want hip shelves? Such an odd, unpleasing shape.

  • My first reaction was Hahahahahahaha. Probably not what she was going for. OUT

  • H3ff

    HATE. Note how the model is hiding the most notable part of the dress.

  • carnush

    Congrats on the VF gig!

  • prettybigkitty

    Hate. Stiff and unflattering.

  • Jessi03

    Haaaaaaaaaaate! Haaaaaaaaaate! And congrats on Vanity Fair!!!

  • RebeccaKW

    Out. I don’t like the skirt, but the chest area is what is really getting my eye twitching. Who wants to wear something that gives the illusion you have ONE large boob in the middle of your chest?

  • lehen


  • Trisha26

    OUT. It’s truly a “model” dress, but I’m more concerned why her boobs are 3 inches apart.

  • bailey debruynkops

    IN if she had worn it in the pink, but OUT in the navy.

  • alyce1213

    Hate. “Tasteful,” pricey bridesmaid dress gone awry.

  • Catiline

    Hate. OUT. Honestly, I might even be able to live with the shape if it weren’t for that drab-as-shit color and godawful wrinkly fabric.

  • LaSylphide

    Out. Those pockets make me want to fill her up at the gas station.

  • Beth513

    I love her, but no. Out.



  • formerlyAnon

    Vanity Fair?! Yay!

    I hate the skirt, but she seems to be very happy and there are a lot of RC looks I kinda hate. So I contemplated giving her an in – she HAS refrained from messing up the lines of the dress with extraneous and mistaken accessorizing. And I really like her hair. But then I contemplated the fact that she is posing perfectly arranged and unmoving – and that skirt probably looks worse as soon as she takes a step. So I say OUT.

  • Ana_ragu

    She: adorbs.
    The dress: horbs.

  • OUT, only because this isn’t HER dress. This would look fabulous on someone tall and statuesque. Stacey Keibler, Rosie H-W, and Zoe Saldana immediately come to mind. And she’s suffering from the same case of “weak” makeup as Jessica Biel.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    It’s a lovely colour on her but… out.

  • kaycem

    didn’t she wear this dress in a print somewhere else? for some reason i’m remembering a white background and a large-scale print… anyway, this is a NAY.

  • Hate the shape. Also hate the raggedy-ass shoulder seams, which manage to make her hair look ragged too. OUT.

  • Louise Bryan

    OUT. I fully understand why the model shot is in profile. Those saddlebags do no favors for anyone.

  • Haley Buchanan

    Not complete hate, but a definite OUT. I actually like the kind of exaggerated hip, but I think it should be paired with a shorter skirt and a sleeker bodice. And her hair looks AWFUL. I know that it’s at an awkward length, and I don’t judge her for that, but the bangs look greasy and sloppy – it’s a hairstyle that looks more appropriate for 2 days after the last time you washed your hair, when you are sitting around the house doing chores all day. Out, out, out.

  • therealkuri

    Also, what is up with unfinished edges on the shoulders?

  • OUT!. Another case of a star that has too much faith in her stylist and NO vision for herself!

  • Violaine

    Looks like there’s a typo on the caption of VF slide #12 – instead of “sergeant’s portrait” I think you probably meant Sargent portrait (as in John Singer Sargent)

    • I think you’re confusing someone else’s entry with ours. We didn’t write anything about a sergeant – or Sargent – portrait.

      • Violaine

        Yup, I was looking at the Editor’s pics for 4/12. Didn’t mean to nit-pick, just thought they had typo-ed your comments.

        • MilaXX

          oops should have scrolled down. I see you figured it out.

    • MilaXX

      If you leave the window open too long it goes to previous guest editor pieces. That was from an old one. Try relaunching the window.

  • Out. She’s so cute though.

  • samo_samo

    Out. Enough said…

  • RedRaven617

    Out. Hate the square hips. Love the jewels and her makeup

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Out. Another actress who is too ‘built’ for that style of dress. Also, what’s with natural, casual face and hair with evening gowns? WTF Hollyweird stylists??

  • Kate4queen


  • halleygee

    Thanks TLo, this is the second post today that has made me happy about my small breasts! Agree about the top, otherwise I do like it.

  • ellabob

    love the color – hate the dress..

  • teensmom99

    Love. Works with the hair.

  • sleepycat

    Instant reaction says OUT. I like the hair though.

  • Her dress has pockets and she’s not even showing them off! Fail on many levels.

  • Insta-hate.

  • Kristy Evans

    OUT. It’s like a Frankenstein of every bad bridesmaid dress.

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Darlings, je deteste beaucoup…

  • MilaXX

    Love the color and the growing out hair. I don’t hate the dress, but I don’t like it enough to vote it in. small OUT for me.
    congrats on the Vanity Fair thing, off to check it out.

  • barbarienne

    Oh no, no no no no no. Is she a jack-in-the-box? She should start bobbing and cackling evilly.

  • buscateunomasalto


  • Hate.

  • Judy_S

    Out. Hate. Going to Vanity Fair now.

  • Out. But doesn’t her hair look cute?

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I love the dress…but I’m going with Out because her boobs look weird. They’re too close together.

  • jetpackdino

    Out. This has a “Martha Stewart at the Prison Cotillion” vibe to me.

  • Out. I actually snorted when I saw the first picture.

  • In for now, but she’s toast if someone who can wear clothes is photographed in it.

  • Out. Better in theory than in reality.

  • jmorino08

    OUT! She looks shlumpy and stumpy. Not a good look, darlin!

  • rumcg66


  • MissAmynae

    I like it. The hair is great, and navy is so good for her. Baby in.

    Put it on Kidman, and it could be lovely.

  • MilaXX

    Love the guest editor piece. #4 is what I think Stanley imagines his collection looks like.

  • Joyce VG

    OUT darling

  • butterflysunita

    OUT. Looks like she’s standing behind a podium.

  • StrandedFashionista

    I personally love it. IN. I know I”ll be overwhelmed. The only thing that I dislike is that she has horrible posture.

  • she’s adorable, but no.

  • In…on Tilda Swinton. Too much dress for pocket-Michelle.

  • MzzPants

    Not working. OUT.

  • Ugh. Hate. OUT

  • In. Love this.

  • M. H. Leader

    OUT. TLo’s judgment is reassuring to us BKs. And looking at these pictures makes this particular BK even more bitter than usual.


  • Kenley

    Out. I can’t with this nonsense.

  • I like it…?

  • MandyM

    OUT! Unless she is at an event where she needs to make change or feed the wildlife, those pockets are just stupid looking.

  • BayTampaBay

    OUT! Too much boob is correct.

  • ThaliaMenninger


  • OUT!!

  • lrhoff

    Ah, it’s not that bad. Not perfect, by any means, but it’s an “in” for me.

  • demidaemon

    I think I lean more towards “Hate”, mostly because she chose to wear it in navy rather than the model’s hot pink. Yes, I know it would clash with the background and possibly her skin tone, but I find it much more preferable. OUT.

  • Out. She doesn’t look happy about it either. That dress looks like a hostage situation.

  • quiltrx

    Girl, that is not your candlestick dress.

  • MartyBellerMask

    OUT. And then some.

  • pdquick

    She found her fat pants. OUT.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Dear Goddess, OUT.

  • kathrineb

    OUT…. if you are going to wear a dress like that the bodice better fit properly.

  • Qitkat

    HATE, even before I realized it was an in or out. It looks like her double hip replacement was done by Dr. Frankenstein.

  • sallydraper

    Buuurrrrrn it! OUT OUT OUT!

  • j_anson

    Yup, put me down for hate.

  • akprincess72

    I love her hair, however the rest? No thank you.

  • So much hate for that look. SO MUCH HATE.

  • Anniebet

    Out. Drab, sad, and dumpy.

  • bellafigura1

    Out, but I love her for trying and That. Face. And. Hair. Rock.

  • Hate her hair. In other news, it’s about f***ing time Vanity Fair bowed down to you two!

  • guest2visits

    Small IN. Surprisingly odd shape looks ok, I think the pink would work for her too. The back is beautiful.

  • oldbobbydraper


  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    HATE. Even the model in pink looks sad she’s wearing this dress.

  • sk8tfan

    What’s worse is that she’s starting to develop the Renee Zellweger squint and simper. Not a move in the right direction-look what it’s done to Renee’s career!


  • DebbieLovesShoes

    Hate. Hate. Hate. Sputtering with hatieness over here.

    Plus the hair makes me want to hurt somebody [other than that, I’m fine, thank you].

  • I keep trying to like that dress, but I can’t. She is giving it a good effort but I have to join the chorus of NOs on this.

  • MoHub

    Either go full-tilt panniers or leave the extra fabric off the hips. There is no middle ground.

  • l_c_ann


  • KC

    Its bad enough the shape is weird, she could’ve at least worn the pink because that blue looks dreary on her.

  • out! hate the shape.

  • OUT!

  • lilazander

    I’m leaning toward IN, especially with the jewellery, hair and make-up

  • Makes me think of those clothespin dolls I used to see in Christmas bazaars. Meh.

  • anotherintro


  • OUT. Good Lord, OUT.

  • kelsita421

    this hurts my eyes from head to toe. get that hair and that dress outta here! aka: OUT.

  • C’mon, she’s tiny, it’s her color, and it’s also her dress. IN!

  • Sunshine16

    OUT, horrifying!

  • librarygrrl64


  • Renaissance_Man_ATL


  • PeaceBang

    Much hate.