Dianna Agron in Natalie Martin in the East Village in New York City

Posted on September 04, 2013

This is cute, and it avoids the frumpiness that comes with her desire to remain covered up.


“Glee” star Dianna Agron out and about in the East Village in New York City in a Natalie Martin dress paired with a Helmut Lang ‘Ankou’ Satchel.

Natalie Martin April Empire Dress

Helmut Lang ‘Ankou’ Satchel

She must really like those sandals and that bag, since she’s recycling them from just a couple days ago. We’d say they work a little bit better with this than that upscale housedress she was wearing last time. She tends to favor things in the pink and purple families, but to our way of thinking, she should stay on the darker side of that scale (like here) because it sets off her pale coloring better.



[Photo Credit: Timur/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, barneys.com]

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  • SewingSiren

    Oh she’s so pretty like a Rock Flower doll named Heather. The only thing that is very wrong is the giant look at the BAG. It should be a little suede pouch with fringe.

    • Ah but when you’re contractually obligated to carry a bag the size of a small nation,…

    • ankali

      You know what I don’t think of when I hear “hippie-print maxi dress”? Helmut Lang. The sunglasses don’t look right, either.

  • And she looks comfortable and cool, in what is doubtlessly humid weather.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Don’t love the shoulders and volume in the sleeves, but otherwise, looks great.

  • Janet B

    The bag is a needle scratch each time I see Dianna carrying it.

  • flamingoNW

    Amazing what a non-frumpy neckline does for her. Very cute. Want that dress…..

  • Squarah

    This woman just has no style. She’s not a disaster or tacky or trashy, just utterly devoid of style of any kind or even anything with enough substance to be called a look. There’s never any personality to her clothes. She’s in the dictionary under beige.

    • Imasewsure

      Well on the plus side, she’s not a fashion victim, just a frump. I’d call her style light pink rather than beige though since she tends to be so girly

  • MilaXX

    This is darn near a WERQ for her. Sure it’s causal and the bag & shoes are a repeat, but this entire looks works really well for what appears to be her personal style without making her look frumpy.

  • hughman

    The big heavy purse really brings down the whole look. It’s like bowling night at the commune.

  • Jacquelyn

    Not loving the overall, like many people are saying, the purse is a bit off.

  • kimmeister

    That might be the lowest cut neckline I’ve ever seen on her.

    • MoHub

      And it’s lower than on the model, as if she needed a petite but bought a misses.

      • kimmeister

        On closer look, it is a bit different in other ways too. The model’s has a different fabric at the gather under the bust, but Dianna’s doesn’t. Yet she has contrasting trim at the hem.

  • Love. WANT.

  • marlie

    This is a cute little dress. She looks adorable here, for running around town.

  • filmcricket

    Her face continues to stun. Someone on the AV Club said she’s getting into Uncanny Valley territory, she’s so pretty. Like the dress. Hate the bag.

  • Tuneful54

    Covered up? She’s falling out of that neckline. It reminds me, I must remember to contour my t***.
    I made dresses like that in the 70s for about $3 and wore them sitting on my Indian bedspread, probably with another Indian bedspread on the wall as well. And non-designer Jesus sandals.

  • Beth513

    I love and want this whole outfit.

  • Danielle

    I thought that bag was really familiar! I’d rock it all the time too!

  • frannyprof

    Love the dress. Still hate the bag.

  • decormaven

    The bag is indeed out of scale, but I like the overall look on her. Praise the fashion gods she’s not wearing booties.

  • teensmom99

    She looks good, but that kind of dress spells Malibu in the 70s to me–it’s a beach look. And I sort of expect Dyan Cannon to be wearing it.

    • Clueless_Jock

      That print is kind of hippie chic. If she had worn Birkestocks and no makeup she would look like a Berkeley humanities grad student out on a date.

    • Imasewsure

      Yes! With a giant floppy hat and tremendous 70’s sunglasses!!

      • chubby ballerina

        Ain’t nothing wrong with that!

  • anotherkate

    I hate that bag. Everything else is adorable. Love her shades.

  • mjude

    its a cute dress but i cant imagine wearing long sleeves right now. i am not a fan of the huge bag.

    • shelbywoo

      depending on the time of day sleeves may not be so bad. It was definitely cardigan weather this morning, not sure about yesterday.

  • The bag doesn’t complement the dress. Also, the bag is fug.

    Like the dress, though.

  • Introspective

    i LOVE this dress so much. (rarely do I say that about anything this one wears)

    so wishing i owned it. off to look for a (cheaper) version wherever it can be found…

    • Me too! Let me know if you find it.

      • Introspective

        so far Barney’s is carrying the actual dress at $245. that’s a bit of a splurge on my end. but will let you and our fellow BKs know what else i dig up soon…

        • housefulofboys

          Thanks, I think a lot of us want that dress!

        • Love you!
          I went to Barney’s during FNO in NY last year (which is sadly canceled this year, probably because of mooches like me drinking all the free bubbly) and oh. So many pretty things. So out of my price range. But I still dream about the navy velvet Balmain tuxedo blazer I tried on. Oh oh oh.

  • formerlyAnon

    Love. Borderline WERQ.

  • NoveltyRocker

    The braiding on the bag handles with the slouchiness of its shape, plus the black leather, reminds me of costuming from an 80’s apocalyptic movie. Combining it with the breezy, lightweight dress doesn’t so much update it from “flower child” as create weird competing messages in my head.

  • Amy909

    Hooray for finally sticking to her aesthetic AND also dressing her age!

  • majorbedhead

    I think I’d like the dress more if it had short sleeves. The long sleeves make it look a bit nightgown-ish, but it is a nice look for her. Not a big fan of that bag, though.

  • CeeQ

    Gorgeous dress and I would be so tempted to roll up the sleeves =) I prefer a 3/4 or elbow length sleeves in general. The sandals are super cute.

  • quiltrx

    I’m glad they turned the print the ‘right’ (to my eye) direction between the sample and the finished product! Cute dress.

  • the sunglasses do not fit her face. Other than that – nice.

  • sagecreek

    Cute! Nice to see her get it right occasionally.

  • Andrea Lentz

    i think she is a good example of how to dress “modest” but still look fashionable

  • boldprint

    this is adorable. I might work a version of this into my end-of-summer-into-fall rotation.

    • housefulofboys

      Pretty casual dress and comfortable flat sandals – this is my favorite way to dress.

  • Kimbolina

    Hate the bag, but she looks great. The handles on that bag just remind me of centipedes or something and it creeps me out.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    wants the dress, it wants it, the precious!

  • greyhoundgirl

    Good for her for re-using a bag and sandals.

    • Donna Tabor

      Seriously. When a bag costs thousands, you’d think you could use it more than once.

      • greyhoundgirl

        That’s for sure–it’s one of the things about the fashion industry that bugs me the most–that everything is supposed to be used only once. Or I guess it’s not really “used”–everything is supposed to be “shown” only once.

  • mlle

    That satchel is like a stormcloud on a sunny day. If she’s going for pale, flowy, and vaguely retro then she shouldn’t a dark, fairly severe bag.

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  • alyce1213

    That’s a really pretty dress and the color is lovely for her. It looks like fun to wear.
    The bag is too heavy, too big, too dark.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    Ooooh ooooh ooooh, am loving that shade of rich purple on her, the pattern is just big enough to be interesting. This could sneak into frumpy, but no- she pulls it off, well done!!!

  • conniemd

    I know I had an India print dress like that just in the sixties, same style as my tie-died one. Very comfortable

  • Did I already say that I hate that bag? Well now I did. And it’s too heavy for this dress. But I heart the dress on her.

  • broke&fashionable

    Ugh so much material on the bottom. I just can’t understand the love, it’s so distracting.

  • Pterodactyl111

    I really want that dress.

  • Michelle Wilson

    I love that dress. Beautiful print and the complementary border makes it much more polished and interesting than most maxi dresses.