Ashley Madekwe in Cushnie et Ochs

Posted on June 04, 2013

‘Revenge’ star Ashley Madekwe attends the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards at Lincoln Center in New York City in a Cushnie et Ochs neoprene scuba dress paired with Christian Louboutin white pumps, a Charlotte Olympia clutch, and Cartier jewelry.

Cushnie et Ochs Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Alla Kostromichova

Charlotte Olympia Lipstick Pandora Clutch



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  • majorbedhead

    Neoprene dress. Holy sweatballs, Batman!

    Also, the shoes are making me weep.

  • FashionShowAtLunch

    I am so very done with cutouts.

    • Lesley

      agreed. make them go away!!

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      And in the least flattering part of ANYONE’S torso, no less!

      • mimiadams191

        Surely it’s the MOST flattering part…??? Lower stomach/below belly button is where most people store lumps and bumps. Ashley’s stomach looks flat as pancake here. Love it!

      • demidaemon

        Agreed 10000%.

  • Sunday church service. In Vegas.

  • ushoda

    great overall look, the color of the lipstick are the only thing that i would change

  • Julie

    Cute look! My guess is that this probably looked better in person. I imagine the cutout and neoprene working well together. I don’t necessarily get a good sense of the fabric in the photos.

    Love the clutch too.

  • decormaven

    I feel sweaty just looking at this dress, given the fabric. Is that why it has a blowhole?

  • Cameron Turner

    Love the white shoes, gives it some POP!

    • MoHub

      Yep. Her toes are popping right out the vamp.

  • MoHub

    And somewhere, Ra’Mon-Lawrence Coleman has found vindication.

    • demidaemon

      He may have more. He’s one of three former contestants who could be voted back into the next season of PR.

      • MoHub

        Except that, if you check the Lifetime boards, most viewers don’t remember him.

  • marlie

    Cute dress. I wish she’d gone with metallic shoes, instead of the white. And while I like her makeup, the rest of this look is so simple that a bolder lip was called for.

    I guess the cocker spaniel hair is never going to die.

  • hughman

    While she looks OK (for a law firm secretary) what I don’t get is why when you’re going to a FASHION awards show in a room packed with gayz and clothes whores, you decide to dress so blah. This is a chance to show some flair! Also I personally think white pumps should only be for brides or nurses in porn films (but that might just be me).

    • Jessica Freeman

      Agreed on every point. Especially about white shoes.

      • ballerinawithagun

        I don’t care who makes them, white pumps are a NO! Nurses in porn films OK.

  • Rand Ortega

    A bit too pedestrian for the occasion. Everything’s bland even the accessories. Looking forward to what’s next for AM now that this is her last season of “Revenge”. With her classical training I hope she plans more theater & blockbusters. Also: she’d make a great vampire (yes, sadly, the industry is still cranking those out. “Vampire Academy” is the next big YA book to movie franchise).

    • Sobaika

      Glad she got off that cray ship, I really like her.

      • Rand Ortega

        Never watched. Just seemed like a Dynasty/Dallas/Knots Landing trainwreck sans charm & charisma. She’s awesome. I follow her blog like a pathetic groupie. Trained at RADA, gorgeous– reminds me of Thandie Newton. Hope she makes the most of her opportunities.

        • Sobaika

          If you thought that at first, you don’t even want to know what kind of clusterfuck happened by Season 2. Even if it rights itself, I hope she moves on to bigger and better things. I didn’t know she was classically trained.

          • Rand Ortega

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Whew!

  • rivula

    She’s not a Revenge star anymore. 🙁 Have to admit I always preferred her as Bambi.

  • SewingSiren

    Finally a dress that works with the back drop. She is a raving beauty and the dress looks great on her.

  • MilaXX

    Wish she was wearing a pair of gold strappy sandals instead of those hideaous white shoes.

    • SewingSiren

      I usually hate white pointed toe pumps , but my mother married in an aqua sheath dress and white sling back sandals and this color combination and silhouette is giving me a retro romantic nostalgia moment (even though I have no real memory of the wedding of course).

      • MilaXX

        Awww, that’s a sweet memory.

  • TheAmericaness

    First thing I did was jolt and think: “Oh god the cutout!” I’d rather they have a midriff showing all the way with a top and bottom than the cutout. My OCD wants to color that in. In fact I may move this picture over to Paintbrush right now (if I have something like that on MAC…) Anywho… I don’t get them.

  • maggiemaybe

    Pity about the hair, makeup and shoes because she is rocking the hell out of that dress.

  • nannypoo

    I like the dress but the length is absolutely unflattering. If her calves have any shape at all you could not tell it from these pictures. And the shoes, oy are they ever shitty.

  • Anniebet

    This girl is 5’8″ according to google. She should have a neck. I do adore the mint green color of the dress, but the shoes take it into Aunt Betty who shops at Payl**s territory. (yes, Payl**s is a naughty word and must be obscured)

  • Monabel

    Not only does cocker spaniel hair look shapeless and banal, but it conceals the neck. This is not an improvement.

  • l_c_ann

    NEOPRENE? somebody call La Nina.

  • MemHey

    Lovely colour on her!

  • bd73

    i will always hate white pumps. the ’80s are over.

  • poggi

    This is an i-don’t-look-as-bad-as-you-would dress. So yes, Ashley you don’t. But it don’t look good either.

  • EditKitten

    Vanessa Hudgens’ and Lindsay Lohan’s bland younger sister.

  • Sara__B

    It’s a sleek look that deserved sleek hair and almost any shoes except those.

  • demidaemon

    I like the color and the silhouette, but these random, weird-ass cutouts need to die. They seem superfluous and unnecessary. Oh, a perfectly fine dress in a beautiful color. Let’s add a a triangle cutout at the stomach so the .01% of women with perfect abs can wear it. Bestseller!


  • Richard

    Love this outfit, and actully I don’t mind the cut out. I hate that exposed zipper, though.
    And her poor feet! And neoprene? Weird.

  • Kirsten Kirsten

    Interesting neck/sleeve lines obscured by crappy spaniel hair. Pity.

  • Legra Michelle

    Does anyone else see how big the shoes are?!

  • Very pretty. Love it. Even love the white pumps with it.

  • librarygrrl64

    I hate stomach cutouts and I REEEEEEAAAALY hate white pumps, but damn if she doesn’t look cute. Her hair needed some help, though.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    me no love the shoes