Amy Poehler in Catherine Deane at the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards

Posted on December 03, 2013

She hasn’t made quite the revolutionary turn her friend Tina Fey did on the style front, but credit where it’s due: Amy’s been slowly improving. We think this is cute and suits her perfectly.


“Parks and Recreation” star Amy Poehler attends IFP’s 23nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City in a Catherine Deane cocktail dress paired with Saint Laurent shoes.

Catherine Deane ‘Rue’ dress

Our only issue is that it’s just a skosh too tight on her.

We love it because it’s a look with some personality to it, from the leather shoulders to the black tights. She hasn’t always mastered that trick in her style attempts. Sure, it’s totally “Star Trek cocktail waitress” but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We think she looks adorable and more importantly we think she thinks she looks adorable.





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  • Julie Chase

    Amy, you glorious shiny starfish.

  • Danielle

    Just one size bigger and I would be falling all over myself to give her a WERQ.

  • kimmeister

    I’m glad she didn’t wear booties with it.

    • Mary229

      I KNOW. I think I’m getting over booties bc every time I see them (on celebs and in real life) I think…but your legs would look so much better in either knee boots OR a regular heel. So just pick one.

    • Mary Lauer

      Interesting. My first thought was it would be better with booties. 😎

    • heartbot

      Because it would look more like a Star Trek uniform?

  • Mary229

    She’s adorable here. I don’t even think it’s too tight. This kind of dress can be sort of shapeless if it’s not fitted to your body. Two of my favorite Amy’s right in a row on this site tonight.

    • ballerinawithagun

      I agree. I like the way it fits Amy better than the way it hangs and wrinkles on the model.

      • Mary229

        It becomes a sack dress if its not fitted which works for very tall, thin women but on the average woman just makes you look shapeless and bigger than you are in real life. Made that mistake before.

  • RussellH88

    That’s a great little dress, isn’t it?

    • Qitkat

      I especially love the design details and the way the blues and blacks are so complementary.

      • 3boysful

        I do, too. And she can be a flight attendant after the awards are over.

    • charlotte

      Great person, too!

    • alyce1213

      Yes. Looks better on her than the model!

  • sagecreek

    Oh, I love it. And honestly, seeing her thumbnail right next to Amy Adams’ completely over-airbrushed VF cover? I just think AP looks cuter than ever. I’d go have a drink with her, no question about it.

  • gabbilevy

    You say Star Trek cocktail waitress, and that only turns up how obsessed I am with the Leslie Knope + Ben Wyatt relationship. I’m not entirely sure my mind knows they’re fictional.

    • marlie

      As if looking like a Star Trek cocktail waitress is a bad thing.

      • gabbilevy

        It most certainly isn’t!

  • quiltrx

    Cute, definitely needs to go up a size.
    And some Yeoman Rand basket-weave hair would have really topped this off! 🙂

  • Courtenay P

    hooray for proper deployment of black tights!

  • Tom Shea

    She is a ravishing land-mermaid.

  • cmb92191

    That is very nice!

  • hillmad

    Yeoman Poehler! She looks very cute!

  • Carolyne

    It looks better on her than on the model!

  • Rand Ortega

    Why did Amy Poehler steal Deanna Troi’s dress? Red alert!

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Deanna Troi wishes she had a dress – she was stuck in a damn catsuit having to suck her tummy in the whole time!

      • Rand Ortega

        Darling, google ‘Deanna Troi dress’ & you will see what I mean. 1st season of ST:TNG she wore this identical dress. With go go boots. I swear!

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Oh my god – you’re totally right; Poehler just needs the alice band!

          I bow to your superior Trek knowledge, though – I have to admit – I’m a bit more B5 & Farscape inclined. Turns out Marina Sirtis wore frocks waaaaay more often that I remember!

  • hughman

    “Beam me up, Adam Scotty.”

  • tereliz

    I’d like it better if it was a little less Star Trek cocktail waitress, but she looks nice. The zipper bugs, though.

  • MichelleRafter

    Me no like. She looks like she’s about to work the Pan Am drinks cart circa 1965.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love it. I would call it a WERQ if the dress were half size bigger.

  • marlie

    Aside from the dress being a size too small, I really like this. The simple silhouette mixed with the color-blocking suits her. Also, here’s a case where the black tights and the black shoes help elongate her legs. And for once, the slightly short-waisted dress hits a ladystar at the right spot.

  • alyce1213

    It looks so much better on Amy than on the model (which looks like an ill-fitting uniform).
    She looks pretty damn cute in this.

  • MilaXX

    I can’t tell if it’s the lighting or too much bronzer. Still I like the look even if I agree it’s a teeny bit too tight.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I thought she looked a little orange, too.

    • decormaven

      She does appear a bit too sun-kissed, but that’s a minor niggle. She looks healthy and happy, and that always gets my vote.

    • SugarSnap108

      I think it might be the lighting/backdrop. I’m pale and in photos, I sometimes have an appears-orange issue.

  • Matthew Davie

    One quick “before-you-step-on-the-RC” pull at the bottom of the dress by her stylist would have done wonders to smooth out the “sitting-in-the-limo” wrinkles all across the crotch.

  • “Welcome to the Enterprise Revolving Restaurant. My name is Ni’ara and I will be your waitress. May I suggest the Rom with rings?”

  • ashtangajunkie

    Amy Poehler is gold, and I love this cute dress on her.

  • filmcricket

    Too tight, but it and she are super-cute. I was lucky enough to once see her at a UCB show, and she is pocket-sized, so something that might read a little young on someone else totally works for her.

  • Ann VerWiebe

    Stretchy and comfortable – and still styling!

  • nannypoo

    I love it.

  • KT

    I love her all the time no matter what, but this is definitely a good look for her. Also really happy to see that her hair and makeup have drastically improved. This is your hair color, sweetie — that platinum blonde helmet was beneath you.

  • Trickytrisha

    This IS cute as a kitten. And she looks sparkly and devilish and fun. Yay for smart, funny women.

  • pookiesmom

    I think she looks fabulous in this!

  • Tracy_Flick

    I was thinking scuba carhop. It’s cute, though.

  • Pennymac

    Really? I think all this needs is a Star Fleet emblem on the upper left breast and some mod boots to turn it into Yeoman Amy.

  • ampg

    I thought this was going to be a gown at first glance, which would have really messed up the proportions, so I was pleasantly surprised. Is there a phrase that means the opposite of “scrolldown fug”?

  • BrooklynBomber

    Cute. Would prefer w/o the tights, but cute.

  • lifeisastory

    Meh. She looks like a cocktail waitress from Buck Rogers. Except not shiny enough.

  • I really want to love this as much as I love her, (great color! fun color blocking!) but I think it takes a style PhD to get away with something so literally costume-y. Maybe send this over to Katy Perry?

  • Cate

    She is looking damn good!

  • Mona_Visa

    Best I’ve seen her look in forEVER.

  • Kent Roby

    This dress reminds me of all those recent Project Runway designers who threw in leather detailing every chance they got, but she does look really cute.

  • E2_Remote

    Swear to God I have a shorty wetsuit for boogie boarding that looks just like that.

  • heartbot

    It’s a Star Trek TNG uniform. All she’s missing is boots.

  • gefeylich

    Yes. Poehler has looked better and better since she ditched Arnett. You are right all on fronts: it’s a little too tight and ST yeomany, but she looks great nonetheless.