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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    • Jonika Tannous

      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.

    • michael tanner

      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

    • F. Eloy Vaughn

      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.

    • Jasmine Gonzalez

      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…

    • Jill Satterfield


    • 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?

    • annabelle archer

      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

      OUT. HATE IT

    • Sarah Oleksyk

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

    • Susan Collier

      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?

      • Tom and Lorenzo

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

    • Austen Jane

      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.

    • Deitra S.

      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.

    • Julie Chase


    • jennifervney

      In. It’s kooky and I like it.

    • Christine Hart

      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)

    • MajorBedhead

      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.

    • Glam Dixie

      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.

    • WendyD


    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg


    • 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.

    • marlie

      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.

    • AnniNoone

      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?

    • Bert Keeter

      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)

      • Tom and Lorenzo

        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.

    • Clydette Wantland

      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.

    • SassyMcFrench

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

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty


    • 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


    • Randy Noak


    • Judy_S

      Out. Hate. Going to Vanity Fair now.

    • Melanie K. Morgan

      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.

    • Dave Fellner

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

    • kerryev

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

    • Fatima Siddique

      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.

    • Kim Baker Vidas Davey-Irvin

      she’s adorable, but no.

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

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

    • MzzPants

      Not working. OUT.

    •árez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      Ugh. Hate. OUT

    • Nancer

      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.

    • amanda lynn

      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


    • Constanza Álvarez Espinoza


    • 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.

    • Merneith

      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.

    • Eovaai

      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.

    • Denise Alden

      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!

    • Deborah Lipp


    • 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].

    • NurseEllen

      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.

    • Maya

      out! hate the shape.

    • Vera


    • lilazander

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

    • Sara Leigh Merrey

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

    • anotherintro


    • Danielle Lisle

      OUT. Good Lord, OUT.

    • kelsita421

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

    • Shawn EH

      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.