Amy Adams Awards Season Style Double Shot

Posted on January 11, 2014

Miss Amy’s been busy making the rounds. We can’t quite say she’s dressing in an exciting manner that’s forcing us to talk about it because, well, that’s not really who she is. Although we have to admit, even when she’s dressing in a fairly simple manner (which is most of the time), we’re puzzled as to how it looks so awkward. Case in point:


Amy Adams attends the W Magazine celebration of The “Best Performances” Portfolio and The Golden Globes at Chateau in Los Angeles, California in an Antonio Berardi dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps, Van Cleef & Arpels rings, and Cartier earrings.

Oh, honey. We’ll spring for a foot massage. You look like you’re going to desperately need one momentarily. What are we saying? You make like twenty times what we do. You can afford it. Seriously, though: those legs look seconds away from a cramp. And the sad part is, the shoes aren’t even worth it. If they were some sort of incredibly chic and killer shoe, we might’ve cheered her on like she was in a marathon. “Attagirl, Amy! You’re doing great! PACE YOURSELF. Remember why you’re doing this! Because those shoes are fucking amazing!!!!!” Alas, it simply isn’t so.

Those were a lot of words avoiding the elephant in the room which is this: Girl, That’s Not Your Dress. The shape is weird, the colors are muddy, and it doesn’t look like it fits you that well. Go home and take this whole outfit off. Then burn it.


Amy Adams attends the 2014 AFI Awards Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California in Amy is wearing a Roksanda Ilincic dress, paired with Christian Louboutin pumps and Van Cleef and Arpels jewelry.

Much better. Great little dress. We’d have raised the hem an inch and definitely would’ve chosen different shoes, but this is a look that suits her. We’re sick of the Kidman-lite schtick she does on the red carpet – and this is definitely an example of it – but she’s worn us down to the point that we can’t even really bitch about it anymore. Fine, Amy. Do your Nicole impersonation. We promise to stop complaining about it. But only until you get an Oscar. All bets are off after that.




[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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  • MoHub

    I wonder whether it’s too late to go back to school and become the Podiatrist to the Stars.

    • decormaven

      It’s calling your name. Don’t deny your destiny!

    • YoungSally

      Sorry — that gig is already taken. His name is Rock G. Positano at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC. Where else can one find Regis, Diddy, Giuliani and Ozzy all in the same place? (Admittedly it was a lot funnier about a decade ago when the waiting room was about 125 sq feet and the entire space about 500sq ft. It’s too fancy now.)

      • MoHub

        But all the patients you named are guys! Where do the victims of bad women’s shoes go?

        • YoungSally

          Actually — the roster apparently also includes/ed Liza, Sontag and, of course, myself. Although, he is a strident opponent to surgeries (like toe shortening) and procedures (like fat transfer to the balls of one’s feet) that encourage crazy women’s shoes. That is Suzanne Levine’s milieu.

          • MoHub

            Good to know.

  • The first dress is such an overwrought mess it beggars description. The fit is appallingly bad, pretty much all over. The textile looks cheap; and the incomprehensible choice of those nude skyscrapers for shoes leaves me asking if her stylist is either deranged, or dead.

    The second outfit is so bland I can barely keep my eyes open.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Is the first dress some kind of mutant reptile print? That tail on the back of the dress is awful, too.
      As for look #2, yes, it is bland, it’s a LBD, but she looks much better in it-course, after look #1 anythiing would be an improvement, so I suppose this is faint praise. Back to find something more praiseworthy, or to look at Cate Blanchett again!

    • The only word I can think of to describe that first dress is lumpy. And what is hanging down the back?

  • charlotte

    The first look is very Seventies, maybe she was going for that because of American Hustle. Doesn’t mean I like it.

  • I like the belt on the second one.

  • brown-eyed girl

    Maybe she’s trying to switch it up from the princess looks she often favors? Don’t think black is her color. My arches are screaming in sympathy. Barbie shoes!

  • Karen Belgrad

    The second outfit says Nicole Kidman, but her lips are pure Renee Zellweger! It’s an ode to Cold Mountain!

  • MilaXX

    That first look is just a train wreck from head to toe. You guys were kind enough to not even mention that hair hat she’s sporting. Seriously awful.
    Second look is better but still comes off as stiff and boring. I’ve stopped commenting on her shoes because she seems to lean gravitate to this extremely high pumps. She appears to be standing en pointe at pretty much every RC I’ve seen her at.

  • formerlyAnon

    If you know you can look like she does in dress #2, WHY would you let someone put you in dress #1?

    (I say that as if I wouldn’t be a completely cowed sheep in the face of a stylist I believed to be competent if I were ever in that situation. I know my eye’s not that great, maybe she’s similar.)

  • DuBey2

    Her hair and makeup look good in the 1st shot. IMO, she is best suited to a “girl next door” kind of look. A girl next door who loves her Louboutins, that is.

  • Sobaika

    Ooooh, that is a great belt on the second outfit.

    About the only interesting thing happening here.

  • Dress number one – what’s with that flap just above the belt? What IS that?

    ETA: Also, weekend updates from TLo are a special treat when I’m getting into my second round of bar study (Bar Exam 2: New York Boogaloo). Work + studying is kind of intense.

    • I *think* it’s supposed to be the caped back that old-fashioned greatcoats had.

      Good luck with the study. Tell us when we have to make you stop procrastinating!

      • decormaven

        I’m getting a big Lana Turner vibe off that first look, and not in a good way.

      • I think you’re right about the flap, but combined with the long back of the skirt, doesn’t it just make it look like the back of her dress is melting off?

        Thanks for the well wishes!

    • marlie

      Good luck with the studying!

  • Lilak

    Unless you can look as close to sleek and comfortable as Miss Dita does in shoes like these, skip ’em, hon.
    Why put a first impression in the minus column every time you wear these crampy-painful things?

  • filmcricket

    I am seriously impressed by her ability to totter around on those shoes – I have this imaginary conversation between her and Vicky Posh comparing the best podiatrists on both continents. Her hair in the second get-up is amazing.

    • Qitkat

      I just keep thinking that no matter how awesome the podiatrist, when they are 20 years older (or much sooner), there’s gonna be a lot of regretfulness.

  • KinoEye

    The only thing I can see in that first look is that damnable mullet hem. How I wish that trend would finally die. I bought a shirt this summer that I love — sort of sheer, blue, black and white diamond print, very summery — except for the fact it has that dratted hem, which I foolishly didn’t realize at the time. At least it looks great tucked in. Anyway, she looks fine, but I’d really love to see her shock us all with something totally fresh and unexpected.

  • Diego!

    Ugh… The first dress looks like three sizes bigger than hers. I HATE those shoes. They are killing her and it shows. I also don’t like hair and make up.
    On the second time, she does indeed look like a mini-Nicole but she looks gorgeous! Yes, the hem should have been shorter but it’s a “look at me” ensemble and she is rocking it. More of this, please.

  • greymain

    She looked FAB-U-LOUS in American Hustle…can’t that style be translated to suit her rc appearances???

    • ailujailuj

      she was hot. so did jen. loved the film.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Why did she wear the first dress inside out?

  • ashtangajunkie

    I support a woman’s right to shoes, but only if they’re painfully gorgeous. Hers are painfully boring.

  • quiltrx

    Gah, that first outfit is SO awful! Let’s pretend we don’t notice it, and talk about it after it leaves.
    The second outfit is kind of boring, but the neckline and sleeves are interesting and flattering. And I don’t really see this as Kidman-ish at all, I can’t picture Nicole wearing this. Amy can’t help that she resembles her.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I co-sign everything you’ve said here. You nailed it. The first outfit ages her 15 years. Terrible. The second one is very cute, but definitely PseudoKidman. She needs to get free of this Nicole emulation. She has a very different tone as an actress and needs to work on her own identity. She has a very good chance of getting an Oscar this year, so maybe she’ll break out after that.

  • In_Stitches

    She and Kidman dress alike, but it’s the face that really hammers home the comparison. They both express this almost pained mask of forced perfection that doesn’t celebrate why we love them: their emotions, their abilities as actresses. When you say that actors and actresses, when asked to model, should attempt to do so by acting, I think the same should be true of the carpet, at least for these two. Oddly enough, I wouldn’t cast them to play actresses in a movie, they don’t fit the part comfortably.

  • shelley514

    Yes Ms. Amy!

  • Qitkat

    I love the second dress, great sleeves. My feet are cramping as I type. The first dress fits so poorly on top, and looks dated but not vintage, if that makes any sense. A center part is not her friend. Her hair is so much better in the second shot.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    She really needs to go down at least two inches on the pumps. She’s lovely. Why hobble herself this way?

    • Carrps

      She looks like she has pretty small feet, too, which exaggerates the painful looking angle.

  • ailujailuj

    ok. I love this girl. she is a breath of fresh air. And a brilliant actor and seemingly lovely person. But I generally dislike almost everything she wears. I think it’s because she grew up morman and has a 3-yr old. so she leans towards matronly almost every time. oh amy.

  • Maluca

    She’s so disappointing on the red carpet. And it baffles considering what amazing things they have done with her in movies.

  • guest2visits

    Actually love that gunmetal grey shade on her, & the print of the first dress but that is all – it’s a terrible dress. Love her hair/make-up though. Second dress is ok. I don’t see Kidman in her styling, but Amy sometimes chooses things a bit old for herself.

  • ThesisMonkey

    That belt is killer. Her face looks weird to me. injectables?

  • marlie

    I hate the first look. It’s so unflattering, and frankly, ugly. The shoes are beyond wrong, and her feet/calves look tortured. I like the second look a lot more, but there’s not all that much to it.

    • Carrps

      My feet and legs hurt just looking at that.

  • LaSylphide

    First look: Hair = Amy Sue Got Married. Everything else, awful.

    Second look: Good look and color for her; love the sparkly belt, hate the shiny shoes.

  • Kent Roby

    I like the disco-fab belt with her black dress, it gives it a bit of life.