Stana Katic in Bec & Bridge at the “Elysium” Premiere

Posted on August 08, 2013

So not feeling this one.


Stana Katic attends the premiere of “Elysium” in Los Angeles in a Bec & Bridge dress paired with Jimmy Choo shoes and Dana Rebecca Designs jewelry.

Bec & Bridge Resort 2014 Collection

We’re not scandalized by the way it’s meant to look like her bra is showing. That’s not exactly the newest design trick in the fashion world. It’s just that it’s all so damn busy and distracting. She looks like she’s got two sets of boobs. The seaming and color-blocking seems determined to hide her actual shape. From the back, she looks like a federal agent getting hooked up with an under-the-blouse wire. We keep trying to pick out something to like, but it’s just … not a great dress.

And her makeup looks weird.

There. How’s that for opinionated?


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans, Emiley Schweich, Izumi Hasegawa/, Jennifer Graylock/,]

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  • HONEY. No. Stop. This isn’t the way.

    • drdarke

      ::sob:: What is it about Canadians? None of them can dress themselves worth a damn….

      You all know I adore Stana Katic as Beckett, and want her to play J.D. Robb’s Eve Dallas so badly – but I got to say, this just reinforces my fear she’s got no idea of what looks good on her.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Tacky as shit.

    • H2olovngrl

      Nothing else to add here.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Frankenboobs? Nude lip with a dark dress? Mesh giving the slight allusion of back fat (and we all know there is none). Sweetie, no. Go home, start over… and could you bring Nathan Fillion with?

  • Emily

    The part I’m most annoyed about is the hair, actually. Her hair is so beautiful and this is just… ratty.

    • RebeccaKW

      She would have looked so much if she had pulled a Jolie, worn her hair down in its everyday state, and wore a plain sheath dress. She is a gorgeous woman. This whole thing is so unflattering.

  • jmorino08

    She doesn’t look as good as she thinks she does.

    • AmeliaEve

      Isn’t that what we call “selling the look”? Sometimes you’ve got to rise above.

  • anotherkate

    I thought she was Mischa Barton in the first picture! Uncanny, but then she looks like herself in the others. She’s so pretty, and I actually like the back of the dress, but the front is so busy and “LOOK AT ME LOOK AT MY BOOBS DAMN IT.” Nope.

    • twocee

      Thank you…I totally see Mischa Barton. And considering Barton’s horrible clothing disasters I was really surprised to see it wasn’t.

  • The make up actually looks a lot like her signature Beckett make up. Enh. It’s fine to me. Bit dull maybe.
    The dress is shitty. Though I like the color on her (which in fact is much too Autumn).

    • CommentsByKatie

      Oh my god, this is Beckett? *Looks again* This is a truly awful look, then. Even worse than I thought! She is so beautiful and this is so Christina Aguilara’s leftovers and bedhead.

      • sweetestsith

        Right? This does her NO favors – she is hot as hell on that show. Harumph!

        • drdarke

          Actually, @sweetestsith:disqus – this looks exactly like what happens when CASTLE tries to do “Beckett dresses up”. She looks like she ran straight from shooting an “glam undercover” scene to this premiere – the same way Fillion looked like he’d come straight from shooting an episode to the premiere of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING a couple months back.

          Which has me wondering – do they both just use CASTLE’s wardrobe and stylists for their public appearances…or do they basically wear what in their closets and do their own styling for the show? Whichever it is, it’s a huge mistake – Katic’s a stunner and Fillion’s good-looking in that “Goofy Hunk” kind of way, so why do they so often look like something the cat dragged in?

          • sweetestsith

            Hm, really? I am admittedly a couple seasons behind on Castle, but I remember her looking AMAZING when she got dressed up on the show. I guess they probably changed stylists since I last watched, and that is a shame. Alas!

            I have no idea why its so hard to dress attractive people.

  • charlotte

    Why would you do that?

  • wwilson008

    I’m not so much offended by this, as I am that this could be the harbinger of the return of the dreaded slip dress. Her hair is a travesty though. #godbless.

  • Emily Dagger

    Poor thing was interrupted while getting dressed, and had to run out of the house in nothing but her shapewear and heels, with her hair still in a “doing my makeup” topknot.

  • TigerLaverada

    That is one seriously ugly dress.

  • Diego!

    She looks like a porn actress on a red carpet on her way to pick up her best group performance award. WTF is that look? That’s a stripper dress, hair is a mess, make up is the one a housewife would wear to the market. This is a big OUT

  • Nice slip. Come back when you’re dressed.

    • tb

      so…another lounge without you tonight?

      • Sorry to say it, yeah. I am the floor manager in the evenings on Thursday now, rather than the closing manager, which means I have to be either at the registers, or on the floor. No chance for noodling about on my iphone with y’all, dammit.

        • tb

          Guess I will just have to start early and have a few for you. You can be my imaginary imaginary drinking partner. Have a good evening. Manage well.

          • Oh please do! We must keep the virtual champagne flowing!

  • Cecilia Lin

    So happy she’s finally featured since I love her though she makes somewhat unusual fashion choices sometimes.

    But I think leave the dress because it shows off her body but redo everything from the neck up….because the face and hair is so underwhelming compared to the dress.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    I love this actress and thought ‘It’s an okay designer dress’; and then I saw the back. What a waste of a good looking woman.

  • kmk05

    I don’t mind the makeup as much as that hair! It’s truly dreadful. This isn’t a yoga class and you’re not coming out of the shower either.

    If the dress was less tight it would probably be more flattering. Maybe with her hair down or a better updo, the only thing thing to quibble about would be the actual dress and the fact that it’s just not that great a design.

  • Catiline

    Oh Stana, no. Some of the worst RC hair I’ve seen in a good while.

  • Glam Dixie

    She just looks like she left the house in her slip.

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    Her dress looks angry.

  • mlle

    I like her makeup and the colour of the dress, but it’s too tight. And because it’s a terrible dress, the solution is not to size up but to burn it with fire and pick something else.

  • hellkell

    I hate bra dresses or whatever you call them. This one even looks like a slapped ass on the model–the waist is so poorly constructed I can’t even.

    If you told me some one from Project Runway designed this, I would believe you.

    • MoHub


      • alyce1213

        Yep, but Inconceivable as it may be, Sandro would make this worse. I’m sure he’d add some tacky details and sexy things.

        • MoHub

          Like illusion netting all the way down both sides.

    • mlle

      I don’t mind seeing someone’s actual bra, but I mind these dresses. They’re trying too hard to be clever, like “tee hee, you think you see a bra but it is actually PART OF THE DESIGN. Isn’t that sexy and cute and fascinating?”

  • Frank_821

    yes horrid dress. looks even worse on the runway model

  • mjude


  • Aurumgirl

    Dress would only be improved if worn with fluffy slippers, curlers in hair, and a cigarette dangling from the mouth.

    • Constant Reader

      LOL! Yes! And smudged scarlet lipstick…

  • In_Stitches

    The sheer side panels were a terrible addition. Also, this kind of lingerie meetings secret agent look demands a smokey eye-not a mod inspired heavy liner.

  • MilaXX

    It’s not a great dress, but more importantly it feels like it’s not her dress. It’s accentuating all the wrong things & feels too young for her.

    • One needs to be devoid of innate voluptuousness to counter the nekkid of the dress itself.

      • MilaXX

        Sadly true, the only way I can see this dress working is on a tiny person like Nicole Ritchie.

  • Fordzo

    Oh,dear. I question my taste, because I like this. I really love the color.

  • MegaeraThe3rdFury

    And it’s tooo tight.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Her skin looks very pretty against that shade of purple. I also like the lenght of the dress.
    I don’t like anything else about this look.

  • JulieK

    And the yoga class hair! No!

  • Judy_S

    I think the dress is hideous but I think it serves its purpose, which is saying, “I’m on the red carpet, folks!”

  • nannypoo

    The model looks bad in this dress too. It’s just a bad dress.

  • Just bizarre.

  • Macunaima

    And you didn’t even mention the mess that is her hair…

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    It just looks like something that one of the better designers on one of the shittier seasons of Project Runway would make.

  • cmb123

    She looks like Mischa Barton. Hate the messy hair, hate what the black is doing at the waist, hate the back. Just no. No. No. No.

  • MoHub

    Lady, you done forgot your dress.

  • alyce1213

    I want to go over to her and give it a hoik. But that wouldn’t even help. Stripper dress.

  • decormaven

    That’s one of the most unattractive back details to a dress I’ve seen all summer. Not sold on the bra front, either.

    • MoHub

      And front details and side details. It’s a goddam slip pretending to be a dress.

  • frannyprof

    Mischa Barton 2.0.

  • MejoP

    The beautiful plum color and her own loveliness are overwhelmed by the tackiness of the dress’s construction. The mustachioed frowny-face guy on the bodice is also closing his eyes in disapproval, and I can’t unsee him. Sigh.

  • majorbedhead

    She’s so pretty and that dress is SO awful. And we shall not discuss the travesty that is her hair.

    If she’d had Nathan Fillion on her arm, I would have overlooked everything.

  • Louise Bryan

    My first thought: Honey, you forgot to put your dress on.

  • This is the first time I’ve seen a red carpet appearance by her. She is so beautiful. I think she is one of the most gorgeous women in Hollywood, but you wouldn’t know it by these photos. She has a super cute shape. Nice skin. Stunning face. In fact, her hair looks beautiful on the show (“Castle”). She has a great hairline. No back flab.

    She looks like someone getting ready for work, running around, almost dressed, drinking coffee and putting on makeup before adding her blouse. Not a good look in any way.

    • John Radion Smith

      Actually she had just left the set after working ten hours, so kudos to her

      • She’s still beautiful to me. I just want others to see how amazing she is. I rarely hear about her in the entertainment news.

  • Sal Neslusan

    This is a great Buffy the vampire slayer costume. She really got the 1999 hair down. All she needs is a darker brown lip.

  • Contralto

    Also, yoga hair.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I don’t know what her hair should be, but it shouldn’t be that. That’s way too cutesy. The dress is terrible.

  • sweatpantalternative

    It looks better on her than on the runway model, I’ll give her that.

  • BrooklynBomber

    it’s just … not a great dress.

    It’s a very, very bad dress.

  • Why_Eden

    Pretty color, but the bust of the dress looks like a grumpy robot.

  • Jen

    At least she removed the abdomen cutout…. ?

  • Shawn EH

    I think she looks pretty, but I didn’t know Sandro from PR was already getting red carpet gigs! 🙂

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Project runway, season 2, lingerie challenge

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    I’ve seen the “clothes slipping off” illusion done well, but this isn’t it. It looks sloppy and poorly executed. Ugh.

  • Trisha26

    Looks like a purple foundation garment over a black long-line backless bra. Where’s the dress?

  • SugarSnap108

    Looks like Laverne DeFazio’s slip.

  • Lily-Rygh


  • Not applicable

    pretty girl- no idea who she is… feeling #OLD

  • Call me Bee

    No it’s not a good look. Such a shame, too, because she is a true classic beauty and could do so much better. Such a damn shame.

  • Icydevil

    You opinion is wrong. She looked wonderful! Just check the Elysium and Stana Katic tags on twitter. Everyone loved her!

  • Amy909

    something is off..I think she was Mischa Barton at first!!! and in that case, i was thinking how Mischa Barton has never looked better! haha

  • Imasewsure

    This is KStew’s look not hers… hate the yoga hair

    • MoHub

      Too modest for KStew.

  • NoveltyRocker

    I really love this dress even though I usually don’t take to bra-like or bra-showy looks. The “bra” in this case is streamlined and flexible, so it doesn’t remind me of lacy, stiff lingerie, or look overtly sexy. All of the geometric shapes created through the cutouts and crisscrossing feels modern to me and even resembles some of the costuming in the sci-fi Aeon Flux movie. Less paneling in the bodice would have created a more minimalist look and freshened things. I think it’s a dress that really only works on a more angular, small-chested figure and the fit has to be exact. And it needs shoes with a lot of personality and edge to anchor everything.

  • CommentsByKatie

    Outerwear-as-underwear feels dated to me, like circa Moulin Rouge and then flogged to death again as a micro trend during Burlesque and now it’s just ugh. It kind of has a ‘that’s so early 2000’s’ vibe to it for me.

    • CommentsByKatie

      Just realized this is Beckett, so now I have more to say! Girl has aristocratic bone structure and should be wearing something classic or glamorous to highlight that…like English Rose sort of look, right? This look is absolutely the last thing she should be wearing! I’ve lost my appetite and must set aside my bagel. Thanks for the saved calories, uncle.

  • teensmom99

    She is gorgeous. I’d say (being generous again–not sure what is in the water this week) that she looks better in this than most people would.

  • That looks less like a style choice and more like an engineering failure. No.

  • Sadie-Ann

    She looks like the villain in a 90s teen movie.

  • marlie

    I HATE this dress. And I hate her hair. The makeup is… OK.

  • marlie

    Also interesting. I’ve never seen so many “down” votes in a single post.

  • unbornfawn

    That is a very busy bodice and it is making her tits look very small. Poor design.

  • oatmealpie

    It looks better on her than on the runway, but that ain’t saying much.

  • Anniebet


  • elirt

    You forgot to mention how terrible her hair looks. What is that?

    • John Radion Smith

      Actually Glamour Magazine thinks she was wearing the best hairstyle they’ve seen in ages

      • elirt

        ORLY?!?! YIKES!

  • She’s soo, soo pretty. Why is she doing it to herself? Fire the person responsible.

    Sweetie, your genes are fantastic, why are you denying them their glory? We have Brad Pitt for that.

  • Guest

    If you know you’re wearing a backless dress, don’t wear a bra all day so you have tight bra lines on your back. Take it from a girl who admittedly doesn’t have many red carpets to go to, but has been known to wear backless dresses.

  • guest2visits

    Terrible dress. Makes me think of Helen’s work on the cups.

  • librarygrrl64

    She’s a beautiful woman with a spectacular figure and this entire look does nothing for her.

  • quiltrx

    You forgot to make fun of her shitty clean-the-house hair.

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    “Our new one piece foundation garment. Zips up the back and no bones.”

  • kathrineb


  • Travis

    I’d fuck her in the ass bareback and balls deep