Christina Hendricks in Dolce&Gabbana

Posted on September 30, 2013

“Mad Men” star Christina Hendricks attends 2013 Rape Foundation Brunch in Beverly Hills, California in Dolce&Gabbana.

Dolce&Gabbana Printed Top and Pencil Skirt




[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/,]

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  • Latin Buddy

    Taper the sleeves and this would be a “Joan” dress

    • alyce1213

      Jinx! My exact thought. The sleeves widen her on top, slim sleeves would be a better silhouette.

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      YES! Loose those mumsy sleeves. And the shoes. Ick. Jazz this up Joanie!

    • MK03

      That’s not a bad thing…

    • ThesisMonkey

      the sleeves belong to a Joan robe

  • Sunraya

    I think this is way too much for her to have going on. She has enough visual interest in her body shape without adding all the frou frou.

    • Lizzyisi

      Right. It’s a nice shape on her, but the frowzy print works against her. Seriously, if that shirt were a solid color, she’d look so much better.

      • MilaXX

        Agreed, it needs a solid either top or bottom to balance out that floral print. The head to toe print overwhelms her.

        • demidaemon

          I disagree. I think the floral compliments her and doesn’t overpower her at all.

        • e jerry powell

          I’m frantically checking back through the Spring 2014 collection to see if it’s in there. In any case, she’s wearing ALL D&G (except for that nude shoe) in this look rather than mixing it up. Often enough, we see stars settling for taking a look more or less as is from the runway, which requires much less thought.

      • kirkyo

        Great shape, I agree. Also, I learned a new word today thank you.

    • Lilak

      The eye naturally moves back and forth on this big ol’ pattern. Same problem as horizontal stripes when it’s not best for your body type. (Especially when the entire garment is in that pattern – oh dear.)

      She has a luscious body … Boy, are we all ready for her to find clothing that flatters it — or at least doesn’t fight it.

  • susu

    I have a feeling I’m going to be in the minority, but I kind of love this on her.

    • Rhonda Shore

      i like it too! Maybe a more tailored arm would have made it even better, but she looks great and is pulling off a print that most people couldn’t.

      • siriuslover

        I love it too, but I don’t dig the sleeves.

    • DTLAFamilies

      Me too, even with the sleeves. It’s got the vintage vibe that flatters her so well and the colors are great with her hair and skin

    • Inspector_Gidget

      I think it’s nice, too. She doesn’t look like she’s threatening to bust out of it, like some of her past looks.

    • Lilah

      I love it too. I actually think the sleeves make it a bit more modern

      • susu

        Yup, my thoughts exactly! I can see how a more tapered sleeve might be flattering, but I love the shape of the sleeves here – almost kimono-like, but more subtle.

    • MissAmynae

      my first thought: “so goddamn pretty”

    • WittyCism

      Me too! I like how I’m not looking at how big she is on top, and instead am taking in her shape as a whole. And her face is totally glowing. The lady is feeling her dress, :).

  • Jaime

    Cute except for the sleeves – I would have made them more fitted at least at the wrist/forearm, because the opening is right at a level with her hips, which makes them look even wider.

  • Agatha Guilluame

    Is she small in person? I look at her slim neck, face and arms and I can’t help but think her “bigness” is a hollywood trick. Like Kim Kardashian is tiny in person…

    • Lily

      I know someone who met her irl and said she was unexpectedly tiny. It makes sense.

      • Agatha Guilluame

        I’m not surprised.

    • Janet B

      Both are so curvy which isn’t average in Hollywood. Both often dress in a way that calls attention to their curves, in clothes that aren’t always flattering.

    • SportifLateBoomer

      A quick trip to IMDB says she’s 5’7 1/2″ — so on the tall side, maybe small-boned. KK is short AND curvy.

      • Agatha Guilluame


  • Maleficent

    Good God No!

  • NormDeplume720

    I don’t have this, but think a v-neck would move it a little further from “dowdy.”

  • imspinningaround

    I love the textile and I don’t even mind the putty shoes since they match her skin tone so perfectly. But I want to take in the sleeves and let out the skirt a skosh.

    • MilaXX

      See I don’t get why giving off the appearance that you have a shoe extending out from your legs/feet is a good thing. I know people say it extends the leg line, but to me it just looks blah. Especially with such a colorful outfit like this. A black or a red shoe would have looked better to me than this boring silly putty pump.

      • decormaven

        Yes! One of the stronger colors in the print should have been picked up in the shoe color. It would have gotten this in WERQ-worthy territory for me.

  • mlle

    I wish her shoes were a colour. Otherwise, I like this.

  • Janet B

    Overall a good look for her and her skin looks fantastic.
    The sleeves are not flattering in width or length.

  • SewingSiren

    I glad they put darts in the blouse , but her wig is too far back on her head.

    • makeityourself

      Ok. I feel a little better for thinking that this looked like an orangutan hairdo.

      I like this whole look on her. I’d rather be mesmerized by this big old beautiful print than her big old beautiful babyheads, which usually steal her thunder.

  • I know there are going to be cries of couch, curtains and bedspread, but I don’t care! I think she looks amazing. The vibrant colors are amazing and the fit is nearly Joan-like perfection. J’adore.

    • Fanny_Trollope

      I’m with you!

      • demidaemon


  • Dan_In_NYC


  • hughman

    Other than the print, not a lot happening. She looks like a dental assistant at Versailles.

  • alyce1213

    Small tweaks: The sleeves should be narrower, the neckline is a little off, neither here nor there — maybe a wider boat neck. And green shoes. But I like this on her, the print is vibrant and the shape is great.

  • oat327

    I think she looks great. The dress is fitted perfectly and the neckline makes her look curvy without spilling out of the top. Even the fabric and sleeves I’m okay with, if just because this with shorter sleeves in a solid color would be a broach away from being a Joan costume.

  • kimmeister

    Rape Foundation Brunch? Is that something different than what it sounds like?

    • mommyca

      i though the same thing: pretty unfortunate name for an event 🙁

      • mlle

        Pretty unfortunate name for a foundation. Stick a “prevention” in there, guys.

  • Garcia Loca

    I love this dress and would kill to have it in a housecoat version.

  • Coleen

    I wish this was a solid color top, but I think it probably would have been wrong for her silhouette.

  • Hallie

    that’s a horrible name for a foundation

    • kimmeister

      I looked it up, it is indeed exactly what it sounds like. This looks more like a tea party outfit than something to you would wear to a serious event. Then again, I don’t associate serious events with brunch either, so there you go.

      • decormaven

        I know there are terrible things that happen in this world, but I like to think and take action against them them past the noon hour. A brunch for this worthy cause is a disconnect for me.

  • Zaftiguana

    Shape is right, not sure about pairing both print pieces (but not sure it was a bad choice, either), shoes are wrong, and something about the hair isn’t quite working for me. But you know, just nailing the shape is such a huge improvement for her that I can’t help but be pleased.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I think she actually looks pretty great. One of the few times I think the nude color shoes work.

  • Darren Nesbitt

    yawn! So who’s excited for AHS with Angela Bassett and I see Gabby Sidibe will be on too. I hope she gets to play something fun like an evil person.

  • I think this is a hair-style and belt away from being really great.

  • Celeste

    I don’t care for the neckline. It doesn’t need to be do low as to expose the babyheads, but this thing is practically strangling here.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    I’m really loving this look even though I normally hate florals. She clearly has found the right support underpinnings and that just makes everything she’s been wearing lately look better IMHO. Would’ve loved a more interesting shoe, maybe a belt but those are small quibbles.

  • teensmom99

    She does much better when she doesn’t try to get too far away from what Jane does for her–case in point . . . I think she looks great. And I never noticed her green eyes before–as Teensdad would say: “I never noticed she has eyes.”

  • OrigamiRose

    As a big-boobed, tiny-waisted redhead, CH confounds me. She’s got every asset to make a man swoon but she seems so determined to turn them off.

    Well, maybe I get it. But still, if I was a star…

  • marlie

    I kind of love this on her. It screams “Joan Holloway Harris.” I like!

  • AmeliaEve

    The fabric really flatters her coloring. It has enough red and pink to accent her peaches and cream complexion, but the white and green keep it cool looking overall.

    I’d like to see a belt with it, but it’s not a deal breaker. The wide sleeves though, that is what adds unwanted bulk in just the wrong place.

  • formerlyAnon

    Not bad. Sleeves evoke “housecoat” for me, which probably was not the intent.

  • Isabel

    Besides the tailoring on the sleeves:

    Get a V-neck on the front.

    Throw the shoes in the ocean. She looks barefoot.

    With those three changes, she would be a WERQ. I like the pattern on her.

  • MilaXX

    It’s not awful. I don’t think I would dress her in a head to toe floral print like that. The fit is pretty could but I don’t think the sleeves are flattering. Hair and makeup is nice, but the silly putty shoes are dull. I’d give it a C+/B-

  • e jerry powell

    I have to give her this: separates that meet in the middle. NO FLESH BELT.

    I am well content at that.

  • Trisha26

    Plastic outdoor tablecloth. Face & hair are pretty.

  • LaSylphide

    Neckline and sleeves are both unflattering. Vneck and less floppy sleeves would help; not sure, but I don’t think those are set in sleeves. This style makes her shoulders droop; set ins would give her shoulders definition and she might look less slouchy. Print is nice, but maybe a bit much, and kind of springy for Fall.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Does anyone think it’s odd to have a photo op like this for a rape foundation fundraiser?

  • ann

    girl, that’s not your dress

  • Monday1900

    Pretty but I think it cries out for a belt of a contrasting color.

  • jen

    Miss lady totally has a new stylist! Brava!

  • GinnyThePainter

    This would have worked so much better at the Murder Foundation Spring Garden Party or the Pedophilia Foundation Ice Cream Social.

  • Qitkat

    I am clear on one thing, Joan Holloway would give this one to her mother.

  • MarissaLG

    If I saw this outfit in a store (not like I would ever be in a place where Dolce & Gabbana is sold, but still) I would think it was terrible and not fit for human eyes, but on Joanie, it works. This fit is great and I think the colors really complement her skin & hair.

  • Total aside: worst name for a foundation ever.

  • demidaemon

    This is actually pretty cute, considering her track record. I am unsure about the shoes, though.

  • d4divine

    The top looks like a cornucopia exploded on her chest…or maybe her chest blew up the cornucopia. Yeah, it’s the latter.

  • nannypoo

    I hate this, but her face as always is so beautiful that I hardly notice anything else.

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  • Imasewsure

    Hate the shoes but I like this on her – even with the sleeves since it’s different (without being too different). I think the makeup is a bit off but I know nothing about makeup so no suggestions about how to fix it!

  • filmcricket

    I wish either the top or the bottom was a solid colour, and those shoes are horrid, but by and large I’ll call this a win for her.

  • KT

    Is it just me, or does this seem a little too… cheerful for a Rape Foundation brunch??

  • estella_nyc

    I like the dress, but I don’t like it in front of that hedge. It looks like Christina is playing peek a boo with a flowering bush.

  • River

    Digging it. Shape is good, colors suit her, makeup is perf, nice change of neckline. Would be even better with a colored shoe, but the nude shoe is ubiquitous these days.

  • mmebam

    Lose the shirt.

  • Jacquelyn

    The fabric is a bit much both top and bottom. I’d have done a different skirt. I am going to applaud the fact that she looks better than she normally looks.

  • rkdgal

    That wig is NOT sitting on her head properly; it was the first thing I noticed, which is amazing considering how much print is exploding below. I would’ve worn a solid color top, but what do I know?

  • Lattis

    She is so beautiful that it mystifies me why it is so hard to dress her well.

  • Hilda Elizabeth Westervelt

    I love this look. It is fresh and vintage at the same time. I think she looks beautiful.

  • Her hair and makeup are giving me gasps, she looks so stunning. Put little cap sleeves on this and scoop the neckline a tad more (so you can see more collarbone) and VOILA, we would have a winner. She’s on the right track, I think, it just needs a bit of alteration.

  • Danielle

    J’adore that print on her.

  • PastryGoddess

    At first I was like NO,

    But the more I look at it the more I like it on her. Yes it’s hella busy, but she has the curvature to pull it off. On some tiny waif of a ladystar, it would look like the dress was eating her. On Christina, it looks good

  • beebee10

    LOVE IT!

  • MK03

    I feel like the stylist should have picked either the top OR the skirt. Putting them together really makes it look like wallpaper.

  • Eovaai

    I love the Joanness of this look, but I think the print is a smidge too much for her.

  • Hoffa_w_HerHead

    Christina! You are a goddess! But tell your stylist to find you some v-necks and form fitting sleeves. Please.

  • Trickytrisha

    Love the print and what it does for her skin and coloring. The dress has an issue or two, but she remains glorious.

  • macwell

    I want to feel sorry for her most of her red caepet looks, but I refuse to believe that she can not bird a stylist that has her best shape and image in mind. IJS…:(

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    She is standing in front of the perfect backdrop for this pattern. I like this look for her. That’s a lot of print but I think she’s pulling it off. Also love the lip color.

  • Daisy Walker

    I don’t know how, but the print surprisingly seems to camouflage her chest size (in a good way). It should do the opposite, right? When I see her in a solid color, I always see BEWBS! Here, not so much (again, in a good way).

  • RoseJB

    You can’t deny that the woman looks great in a pencil skirt!
    I love the fabric, but agree that it is rather busy. A belt would have anchored the look.

  • Peeve

    I think I would’ve liked this much better if she’d just worn one piece with a solid, not both together. Both are just too busy on her. She’s so gorgeous, but her personal clothes do nothing for her. *Whoops, I read down further and saw many others saying the same thing!*


    WAY too much print for her. I agree on the sleeves, all wrong.

  • Sweetvegan

    I would not have guessed that such a busy print would be flattering, but she looks great!

  • allcapsERINN

    Beautiful. I want to give her a hug.

  • Sam Smith

    The print is lovely, but to me too much. Maybe with a solid skirt or pant.

  • Anplica Fiore

    Needs a belt…

  • Elleachaudaucul

    NAB – needs a belt. Also, I would accessorize with gold or a dark colour.

  • mhleta

    On first glance I would have thought a pattern like this would have made her look like a fruit salad, but I really like it on her. It’s all about balance with Ms H, and I think she achieved that quite well here. This is a Rape Foundation Brunch (how unfortunate that we have to have such a thing.) I can see this dress working with a more fitted sleeve as others have pointed out, but I think showing up in full-on Joanie mode could have been in poor taste, given the occasion. She’s elegant, proper and dignified here. Golf clap.

  • StellaBartois

    I was prepared to hate this, but I think she pulls it off. Kudos.

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  • kathrineb

    I love Christina but this all over print is not flattering. The Diana hair is not youthful or cute in my eyes. I much prefer how she usually wears her hair.

  • veleri

    l o v e the makeup.