Madeleine Stowe in Burberry Prorsum at the 2013 TCA Summer Press Tour Party

Posted on August 07, 2013

“Revenge” star Madeleine Stowe attends the 2013 TCA Summer Press Tour Party in a Burberry Prorsum green lace dress.

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Josephine Le Tutour




[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/,]

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  • Diego!

    I like everything here, specially her make up, she looks fresh! But… what are those mirror shoes?

    • YoungSally

      Just the thing the nuns warned us against!!!

      • kim bunchalastnames

        … which was why i wore them!

  • Karen Belgrad

    Is it the green lace? The whole thing looks way too MOTB for my taste!

    • drdarke

      She’s born the year after me so she’s in her mid-Fifties, @Karen Belgrad – while she looks great, she’s not a kid any longer.

      I think that outfit’s both attractive and age-appropriate – I even like the shoes for their playfulness.

      • Karen Belgrad

        The silhouette is fine (and, yes, age appropriate), excluding the funky middle section bunching. I think it’s just aversion to an all-lace green dress that’s tipping it into wedding territory.

        • drdarke

          Okay, that’s a far cop I suppose, @karenbelgrad:disqus .

          I was just – Wow, I wish I looked that good….

          …or the Male Equivalent! ::looks around furtively::

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      My first thought was MOTG.

      • Louise Bryan

        My first thought was frumpy, and I stand by it.

  • My, what a gorgeous face she has.

  • Sobaika

    Not the best fit around her midsection, but I love the color and shoes.

    • MoHub

      The shoulders also don’t seem to be quite right.

  • Far too matronly. What is WITH all these dowdy looking lace frocks?

    • conniemd

      No idea. Her clothes on Revenge are never matronly, they are age appropriately sexy.

    • Dorothy & Michael n/a

      Definitely matronly. I swear this is a slightly altered version of a dress I wore on stage when I played Myrtle Mae in “Harvey” about 15 years ago.

  • Lola Channing

    why do they always have such horrible backgrounds? We suggest a lawn party at dusk with a breeze blowing white diaphanous curtains throughout. Much better. It’s Hollywood. Surely, that’s doable.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    it needs a belt in a contrast color and better hair.

  • MilaXX

    Nope, still not liking lace dresses even in green. ‘m really not liking a green lace dress worn with a black bra.

    • mjude

      the dress doesnt even look expensive. very cheap & i am over the lace dresses.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    If the hem was a bit higher, and possibly more open at the neck, I think she’d have pulled it off. Great color on her, and damn she is looking good at 54. Yowza.

  • KateMaryC

    Second to last photo – is she wearing a black bra under there???

    • rajf

      Exactly my thought! And now I can’t figure out the front lining.

    • neeBarbero

      Yes, AND black panties, which I cannot unsee

  • marlie

    New red carpet rule: Don’t wear head-to-toe lace dresses, because the glare of the camera flash almost always makes a dress look cheap.

    Also, this dress is all wrong for her anyway.

    • alyce1213

      Especially lace with a sheen.

  • Joe Schmartin

    Good lord, MAKE THE LACE TREND STOP!!! Also, baby Jesus, please introduce Madeleine to the concept of bangs; that hair/forehead combo has been killing me for decades.

  • bertkeeter

    Not working…Hair needs to be off shoulders…dress lines cut her up in too many areas….needs some relief from all that green lace, something, belt or? Happy St Patrick’s Day!

  • majorbedhead

    Honey, I can see your bra. Go home and fix that. And while you’re there, burn the dress.

  • AC Simons

    I hate this whole look. So MOTB, ill-fitting, awful color, metallic shoes that don’t really go. Sad, sad, sad. And she’s so great looking.

  • formerlyAnon

    Given that it drapes in a similar tummy-exaggerating horizontal swathe on the model, I’d say this is no-one’s dress. Certainly not Ms. Stowe’s. Also: almost shiny primary color lace. No no no no no. NO.

  • barbarienne

    Maddie, honey, can we talk about the hair? You have fantastic hair, sweetie. Why does it look as if you’re wearing a bad wig that was dropped on the floor and then slapped on your head? That plus the matronly lace…sigh.

    Go home, dear, and fire your people. You need new people who will recognize the fabulousness that is you and bring it out rather than cover it up.

    • Magatha

      You’re right: the hair is great, the hair-styling is awful. It’s just never going to work if you have a highly Botoxed five-head, especially with dark hair and alabaster skin. The wig’s been dropped on the floor and then slapped on (OMG) a conehead. Madeleine, you can do so much better.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Green! Hooray for that. But otherwise the dress itself is not to good and the shoes are a horror.

  • clevRcat

    Beautiful woman. Blah dress. I, too, am way over the lace trend.

  • decormaven

    Go away, lace frocks. No one’s really been well-presented in one so far this summer.

  • Trisha26

    This fabric will never not look cheap regardless of color.

  • TonyGo

    My Aunt Ruth’s Christmas tablecloth circa 1974. Add some silk poinsettia napkin rings and were good.

    • Chipster

      Yep….Vintage Xmas tablecloth. Your Aunt Ruth and my Mom shopped at the same place since we had one too!

  • Imasewsure

    Wait until Sally Field finds out that Maddie beat her to this ugly frumpy stumpy dress! Forest green lace…. what a GREAT IDEA!

  • AceOn6

    Wrinkled mess, mostly as it’s the wrong size below the waist.

  • quiltrx

    Ick on the dress. Lace looks cheap, and that color will never not be “Christmas Green” for me. I do love her though, I just wish there was a little more effort in her (usually gorgeous) hair.

  • Carla_Charlton

    At first I thought it said “Burberry POSSUM”

  • Miss wks

    a bit matronly, no?

  • Richard

    She’s all ready for Christmas dinner!

  • SugarSnap108

    She has such a beautiful face – I wish she’d do something different with her hair. She’s been sporting that ‘do since Last of the Mohicans.

  • LaSylphide

    Ugly dress, and is that her black bra showing in the fourth photo from the top? And she has no waist. Hair is limp. Shoes are ok. Overall, badly done. She deserves better.

  • Clydette Wantland

    Ugly with a capital U.

  • Lori

    Madeleine Stowe is better than this. She is much too beautiful to be wearing this ill-fighting, cheap-looking dress. She needs to sic her Revenge character on whoever told her to wear this, because Victoria Grayson would not take this crap.

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  • Contralto

    NO. Just…no.

  • Not applicable

    dress & fit aside- this lady is awesome! she inspires me to use night cream, cut the carbs and hit the gym. I could only dream of looking this good at 55ish.

  • librarygrrl64

    This is a lovely color for her, but everything else is all kinds of wrong.