Sarah Jessica Parker in L’Agence at AOL Event

Posted on May 01, 2013

Sarah Jessica, we’re just gonna say it, because girl? You need to hear it.

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the AOL 2013 Digital Content NewFront in New York City in a L’Agence cap sleeve shift dress accessorized with a bejeweled statement necklace and Manolo Blahnik pumps.

L’Agence Cap Sleeve Shift Dress

When you keep things simple, ten years fall off your face, dear. We can’t put it any more plainly than that. The Carrie/NYC socialite drag is no longer your friend. Clean lines and simplicity should be your motto, darling. Granted, we know our Bitter Kittens, and some of them are going to say you look like you’re wearing an old-school nurse uniform, but don’t listen to them, hon. You look fabulous.   [Photo Credit: Getty,]

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    • Rhonda Shore

      So much better!!!

      • Kristin McNamara

        Best she’s looked in I don’t even KNOW how long…

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Further proof that very often, pushing it really far is not your friend. She looks relaxed, comfortable, and lovely.

      • StellaZafella

        I only WISH my old school nurse looked like this…brava SJP!

        I wanna steal that necklace right off her…them’s good drag! :)

        • RebeccaKW

          Slightly related to your comment re: the necklace. I attended a drag show about 10 years ago, and one of the queens complimented a ring I was wearing. BEST COMPLIMENT EVER.

        • drdarke

          TLo beat me to it – but it still looks like a nurse’s uniform.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      The hair ages her, too. Time for a new ‘do, SJP.

      • Lola Channing

        agree. All I can say is ‘woof’.

      • 3boysful

        It does, but the mane looks better here for some reason. I think because for once she hasn’t used an entire kohl pencil around her eyes.

        • VeryClaire

          She got rid of the harsh bleached blond. This is a much softer color and her face likes a softer color.

          • 3boysful

            Oh, you are so right!! There are some (lots) new lowlights on top. HUGE improvement.

      • maretha2

        I think it looks better here than it has in years. The color suits her better, and it’s smooth and soft and not in those artificial barrel curls or stick straight. I think she could try something other than a center part, though.

    • Flooolia

      Dat smile.

    • erinbinek

      Not a fan. This makes her look bigger than she is. And, girl, what’s up with the hair??

    • Margaret Hardin

      She looks wonderful!!

    • jw_ny

      SJP looks fantastic! She really does look younger here. hair and makeup are perfect., but works well with that big gaudy necklace.

    • Patricia Biswanger

      Not loving that necklace with the dress though.

      • Rhonda Shore

        The necklace is a bit gaudy. the look would have worked even better without it!

    • ICFashionChic

      She does look better! She even looks like Sex and the City series days!

    • filmcricket

      She’s also obviously gotten her hair done since we saw her last (like the colour, btw) and perhaps has had several naps and fruit smoothies since then?

      • annabelle archer

        I like the hair, a lot. She’s never going to have a short do. Ever. So if she’s going to keep the length this is the way to do it.

        • sweetestsith

          I’m not sure she should go shorter than this length, I think her hair really really suits her face at the medium length. Too long drags her face down, and I can’t imagine her looking good with a short do (even as a lover of short hair). However, I would really like to see a side part. Really, really, really.

          Pretty color though, I am in love with it on her.

          • annabelle archer

            I completely agree. Shorter would be…less than flattering. I know folks give her eyeliner grief, but I get it. Her eyes are going to be small regardless. Darkly rimmed really makes their color pop.

            • 3boysful

              Yes, but as Very Claire pointed out the darker hair color to me, when there some contrast between the hair and the skin, you don’t need raccoon circles to define the eyes. She’s used less liner here, and her eyes do pop and look great.

          • j_anson

            Yeah, absolutely, her face is way too long for short hair. She needs the length to balance it.

    • TheAmericaness

      I was going to say that it reminds me the scientist lab coat she wore in Flight of the Navigator, but now I’m laughing remembering that she was in that.

      She looks nice. I love the necklace.

      • Sara L.

        She was in that? Huh!

    • Cathy S

      I really like the dress, but the necklace is just too much.

    • annabelle archer

      Better. Soft, relaxed, and with an air of effortless is a much more flattering approach.

    • Gaby

      I love this so hard.

    • Sobaika

      She looks DIVINE. Pretty and effortless.

    • kawadjan

      Hiding her hands!

      • Adriana_Paula

        I know; this makes me sad. I know she doesn’t have hand-model hands (and never did) but it’s a shame that she gets so much shit for them that she feels she has to resort to this.

    • In_Stitches

      I’m all ready to argue, but only because you called that look simple! She’s wearing a 10lb necklace and a dress with interesting, prominent seaming, produced in a very textured fabric. The jury is out on the shoes; I can’t get a clear reading on them when they blend into the carpet.

    • VeryClaire

      The softer hair & make up is so much better for her.

    • Constanza Álvarez Espinoza

      Take your hands out of your pockets!!

    • Tatiana Luján

      that dress is awsome, the shoes and hair are great.
      Now, the makeup…

    • kvlm

      So much better. *but* that dress does not need pockets.

    • Snailstsichr

      She is just glowing. Love it.

    • GorgeousThings

      Best she’s looked in ages.

    • Kristen

      I couldn’t figure out which way you were going here, because I couldn’t ever call ombre highlights, a blowout, dime-sized diamonds, spider mascara, and a statement necklace, “simple.” It’s all relative, I suppose. As for looking younger, credit is probably due to Botox and other dermatological wonder drugs.

    • fringebenefit

      Agree, TLo. She looks divine.

    • tereliz

      She looks ten pounds lighter without all that hair. Cute dress. Just lovely.

    • Yosa Addiss

      Didn’t she just go way public with the fact that she can’t wear stiletto heels anymore? Ah, vanity. She does look great though!

      • janinedm

        She can wear stilettos; she can’t wear cheap.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      She is perhaps the only person who can make that ombre hair work.

      I don’t like the dress, but it works for her.

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    • RebeccaKW

      My first thought upon seeing these pics was how much younger she appeared. Softer hair, softer face. Looking good, SJP.

    • janinedm

      As long as she continues with the Avril Lavigne raccoon eyes, I don’t see a difference.

    • Karen Clark

      Oh, for a minute I though you guys were going to hate it. Whew! She looks fab! Love a simple aesthetic.

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      Chic on a stick. Lovely in every way. Couldn’t agree more.

    • butterflysunita

      She looks great. Love the dress on her.

    • stubbornthoughts

      This is a WERQ for me. She looks effortlessly chic and cool. I want it ALLLLLL.

    • Trisha26

      Love the dress.

    • MilaXX

      I like the dress and shoes, I don’t even mind the face. I think the necklace is a bit heavy for the dress, but otherwise I like this.

    • nannypoo

      What a great dress. Beautiful lines. The shoes are a good choice and I can even live with the necklace.

    • Qitkat

      Aww, why did you have to go and mention nurses? I liked it til I read that 😉

    • Tracy_Flick

      I hardly ever like anything she wears, and this looks great. If she would just tone down the eyeliner/spidery-mascara a bit, and maybe do something with her hair so it doesn’t look so fried, it would be perfect.

    • beebee10

      beautiful, sophisticated, YES, sjp! YES!

    • Isabel

      Textile experts – is it raw silk?

    • Imasewsure

      I thought this was great… and i thought TLo was going to berate her for it for some reason. Hope she listens to our dear uncles because I love this look on her

    • Anathema_Device

      Love everything about this look. Doesn’t hurt that this is a case of “I would wear that.”

    • Sara__B

      If she’d ditch the center part hair styles and the liner encircling her eyes, this would be nearly perfect.

    • Jarethee

      Yes, she looks lovely, but the real question is this: AOL is still a thing? A Thing still in existence with money enough to throw events with celebrities? That’s my surprise of the day.

    • Rebecca McKeown

      She always looks years younger without bright-blonde hair. Not digging the dress, but her makeup looks great!

    • LauraWL

      When you feel good it obviously shows. She obviously thought she had found the balance between kicky, fun and relaxed. FWIW she looks pretty damn good. WERQ. :-)

    • crash1212

      She looks fabulous. I love that neck piece and the dress is fabulous! Well done!

    • teensmom99

      Yes–no longer looking like a Nan Kempner wannabe.

    • LaSylphide

      This is the first time I have ever like the way she looked. Even the makeup isn’t bad, for a change.

    • understateddiva

      girl that is SO your dress

    • Dan_In_NYC

      She looks fab, but I’m def on the “time for a new ‘do” bandwagon.

    • Hetha Innis

      Totally! I was scrolling down thinking “what are they going to say that’s negative? she looks amazing!”… and you did not disappoint. Love this look and love her hair.

    • formerlyAnon

      She looks so good that her hair almost looks right, here. I love this whole look. Being able to look this good makes the work I’m sure it takes all worth it.

    • Cynica

      I love it. Now take your hands out of your pockets.

    • gillian holroyd

      She looks great! But I think it’s that the lighting is more flattering.

    • sado

      She looks beautiful

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      Why won’t she do something else with her hair? Even a little bit? Honestly.

    • prettybigkitty


    • unbornfawn

      Darling, LISTEN to your gay uncles!

    • Ann VerWiebe

      I love this dress! I could actually wear it (and that’s almost never true).

    • BrooklynBomber

      Great look for her.

    • Raanky

      Light, breezy, and pretty. I love it! She looks great. And soooo RELAXED!

    • MK03

      Night and day.

    • ankali

      Yeah, this is a WERQ for me. She looks chic, interesting, healthy, and comfortable.

    • amanda lynn


    • lizajane1776

      She looks SO GOOD!

    • formerlyAnon

      Late to think very many will see it, but this is a real question: it is described as “a bejeweled statement necklace.” That means high-end costume jewelry, yes? Or is it jewelry with real precious stones, described vaguely?

      • Qitkat

        I can’t be of any help here, but my guess is that given the event, it means high-end costume jewelry. That would be a LOT of real bling for the non red carpet.

    • kathrineb

      Yes minimal works so well for her. What a massive improvement! She looks fresh and modern!

    • alyce1213

      I love the dress on her and the accessories. The hair’s much softer and sleeker, but i still say it needs about 5″ off the bottom. She doesn’t think so, but she’d look even younger and it’s better for the shape of her face.

    • bellafigura1

      I love this look (and the shoes are lovely) but gawd GET A HAIRCUT.

    • MoHub

      Proof that less is more.

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      She looks fresh and her age. The dress is certainly not near as bad as some of the recent atrocities.

    • marlie

      This is great. Best she’s looked in a LONG time!

    • Tuneful54

      Great haircolor job.

      Don’t care for spaniel hairstyle or the white swimsuit cover-up, though.

    • geans

      I love that dress. She looks beautiful.

    • Judy_S

      She looks great here. the “bejeweled statement necklace” is adequate flummery.

    • MissAnnieRN

      I absolutely love this dress!! I wish she would take her hands out of her pockets for posing though.

    • Victoria Anzalone

      LOVE that dress, especially on her.

    • carnush

      AMEN. She looks fantastic.

    • Sara Brams-Miller

      Yeah she looks fab

    • Damien W

      She looks GREAT.

      So what’s her deal with heels now? Does she wear them on the red carpet only, and then once the flashes stop, she chucks them and hops into a pair of fuzzy slippers?

    • BPlease

      I love her look – the darker, simpler hair, the dress, the makeup — and I think the somewhat unusual choice of a beautiful, plain, brown suede non-platform shoe shows how much style SJP has. I have always loved that her choices never look like the result of a committee meeting. And she just looks great here, and pretty, and cool.

    • melissaisasnob

      She needs a hair cut.

    • xmixiex

      she looks GREAT. the softer hair is so much better, and she looks super happy.

    • Not applicable

      And blotting paper, please some blotting paper!

    • Zaftiguana

      Best she’s looked in fuhevuh.

    • Melizmatic

      Agreed; this is the best she’s looked in ages.

    • guest2visits

      Agree, a very good look for her. Usually have to brace for the overpowering onslaught of colors, textures, whacked materials in heaps….with too much of everything; this is BETTER.

    • H2olovngrl

      She looks great, except…I wish she would tone down that make-up! It is so heavy and dark looking that she almost looks dirty.

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    • ballerinawithagun

      How did she find my 7th grade sewing project in my mother’s basement??? Having said that I like it, maybe I need to make a new version!

    • joy peace

      Nice! But I would take the hands out of the pockets. A+

    • lilazander

      Damn, as the Bitter Kittens community member, I shall agree with you TLo and I say contrary to your prediction, she looks FAB.

    • librarygrrl64

      Agreed, gentlemen. :-)