IN or OUT: Amy Adams in Valentino at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

Posted on January 13, 2014

We had a terribly negative reaction to this look. We hate that we sound so biased against Amy, because we’re constantly ragging on her, but we just don’t see eye-to-eyes on her style sense.



Amy Adams attends the 2014 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California in a Valentino dress accesorized with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

We like the two reds together, but we get so bored with red carpet gowns that are literally the color of a red carpet. And Girl, That’s Not Your Neckline.  Or maybe that’s not your waistline. Something about those lines ain’t working, is what we’re saying. Plus, the hairstyle, while kind of interesting, is also kind of a mess and looks too casual from a few feet away. We don’t know… it just doesn’t look all that fabulous.

That’s us, though.




Bitter Kittens make the call:

IN! Serving up American Hustle realness!

OUT! Vintage prom dress for sale! May have some pig blood stains and scorch marks. Contact White, C. at the hole in the street for details.





The Bitter Kittens were dazzled by Allison Williams’ string dress, voting the thing IN, to our consternation.




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  • Sarah

    There’s not enough THERE there. (out)

    • Spreecord

      On its own, it’s IN, but not with any enthusiasm. With the cape, it’s IN with some interest.

      • MoHub

        The cape absolutely mad the look.

    • Maya

      there was a cape with it? did she take it off early in the RC? i never saw it.

      • Sarah

        I guess so. I had to look at another website after someone else downthread mentioned it. (I can’t stand watching awards shows – I just wait for the pics the next day).

    • quiltrx

      Wow, it really becomes quite something with the cape.

    • Carly

      You’re right. It’s a knit maxi-dress. She’s going to the beach and this is her cover-up.

      • Sarah

        *Not that I don’t think she looks LOVELY at the beach, mind you 😉

        • Carly

          Agreed! She’s gorgeous on her own.

    • BKagainwiththesweatpants

      As a child of the 70s, I love that you said “knit maxi dress.” Ahhhh, takes me back… I guess we should be glad it’s not a “crocheted maxi dress.” I had one of those in powder blue with lined”breast plates” (because i didn’t want to kill my mom from embarrassment–before we even knew the words “wardrobe malfunction”). Wore it to the prom in ’75. My date, of course, wore a matching powder blue tux with ruffled shirt w/powder blue piping. Classy!

  • gabbilevy

    IN. Loved this, loved the call-out to all of her ‘American Hustle’ costumes, loved the cape (and the cape-off imagined by the Fug Girls between Amy and Lupita). She thought she looked elegant and dramatic.

    • Daisy Walker

      I liked the call-out too, but would have liked it more with her hair down.

    • mommyca

      totally agree!

    • Yeah – this look really is nothing without the cape.

    • Sobaika

      It lessened her overall impact a bit, but losing the cape was a smart move – and it was a smart move by Lupita to show up early and set the bar high.

      That being said, she looks very unfinished without it. In, but just barely.

      • sugarkane105

        I actually liked Amy’s cape better. I wish she would have kept it, so then we’d have a bonafide cape trend! Who wouldn’t love that?

        • Sobaika

          I’m all for a cape trend! But I think you might be in the minority for preferring Amy’s. She would have looked like a poor imitation, especially since they were both wearing red.

    • Clueless_Jock

      She looks very striking.

    • ConnieBV

      IN. She needs to show more skin, and this was classy and just a bit out of the norm for her in a direction that I want her to keep exploring. I wish she had gone with some color in the accessories, but I’m a magpie. More is more.

  • Jessica Sabat

    Add a bright red string under the bust around to the back and the lines would improve immediately. Otherwise it’s a bit to graphic and linear for sweet Amy.

  • tallgirl1204

    I think she is continuing to work the Las Vegas disco-era look, both in dress design and jewelry (the back necklace), while updating it for 2013 with her hairstyle and makeup. I actually thought she looked beautiful and appropriate. So sorry uncles, but “in.”

  • Megan

    Out. I’m sick of Amy’s boobs.

    • Danielle


      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Out-I’m not crazy abou the combination of the reds, and after seeing American Hustle I’ve seen enough of her cleavage to last a lifetime.

    • Mary229

      She has literally worn this neckline once or twice ever and she wore it here bc she’s promoting a film set with this kind of fashion. She’s one of the few women wearing a low cut who is doing it without augmentation and she’s doing it at 39 years old. A little harsh, no?

      • Danielle

        If you watched American Hustle, you would know that Amy’s character wears this neckline almost every scene.

        • Mary229

          Yes. I saw it. I thought the costumes fit the character very well and I thought Amy was stunning in the film. I don’t take issue with her paying homage to the film for the first awards show.

      • Megan

        I have no issue with her actual beautiful natural breasts. I was just sick of the neckline after seeing American Hustle (and wondering what would happen if she ever had to bend over to pick something up).

        • Mary229

          Ok. But I’m not sure I get the complaint. Aren’t we often saying that these women should channel their characters as they work a film? She made one film like this and now we are going to chastise her after showing her breasts on one red carpet promoting said film? That’s weird to me.

          • Megan

            This is the first time I’ve commented here, so I’ve not often said anything. It’s just that my gut reaction was that I was sick of her boobs in the 70s neckline. Not chastising. I’d love to see her (and her lovely boobs) in any other neckline.

          • sugarkane105

            I wonder if this thread will break the record for instances of the word “boobs” in one comments section.

          • Mary229

            Ha! Maybe. Boobs!!!!!

          • KinoEye

            Boobs boobs boobs boobs boobs boobs! Maybe that’ll push it over the edge.

          • Welcome to our commenting section! Don’t let the fangurls get you down.

          • “Aren’t we often saying that these women should channel their characters as they work a film?”

            That sounds like a terrible idea. There’s a difference between fashion and costume. We think it’s fine to dress in a manner that reminds you of the film when you’re promoting it, but we would think it odd of her to wear essentially a film costume to an awards ceremony.

        • sugarkane105

          I was wondering that too… I even saw her tell Guilianna at the E! after party that she wasn’t using any double-stick tape last night! Girl’s got good posture.

    • SassieCassy

      i am never sick of amy’s boobs. bring on the boobs!

      she looks great and not stuffy.

    • Rhonda Shore

      My bigger problem was what the dress did to her waistline, which was nothing. I liked the reds, but it wasn’t a flattering dress. i liked her hair and makeup though, she looked really pretty. BORDERLINE IN.

      • sojourneryouth

        That’s my issue. She has the perfect boobs for this kind of dress, not too much or too little, but the waistline is soooooo home sewn looking. I love Amy so so soooooo much, but her stylist needs a smack to the dome.

  • Mary229

    She looks 70’s fabulous to me although I’m sad she lost the cape. Also disagree it’s not her neckline . She wore that neckline for 2 hours in Hustle and she has gorgeous natural breasts. To the point that it reminded me how sick I am of fake breasts when I saw how great hers looked. I don’t think Amy can ever make people happy. No matter what she does people seem to rag on her which is weird to me. I’m glad she won last night. Deserved win.

    • procrastinatrice

      This is exactly what I wanted to say, almost word for word:)

    • Sly

      I agrre with you so much. Like this is a gorgeous woman who dresses beautifully, and people just aren’t happy no matter what she wears. Like at this point all I can say is I skip all critiques and say she’s gorgeous. I’m tired of it. I cried when she won, this may finally be her year!

    • filmcricket

      Aside from the few Chosen Ones around here (Cate, Tilda, Lupita) no one rags on Amy more than on anyone else. You are just incredibly defensive of her.

      • sugarkane105

        I’m not sure that’s fair. I mean, there are comments here talking poorly not only about the dress, but also about her body (boobs, skin). Even TLo mentioned above that they feel bad for constantly ragging on her, even if it’s not deliberate. I’m not saying anyone is being particularly rough on her, but I do think it’s okay to speak well of her without being called incredibly defensive.

        • filmcricket

          If it were just this post it would be one thing. Go back and look at all the other Amy Adams posts and you’ll see similar comments from the same person. And re: the body-shaming, I agree it should stop, but there’s plenty of it in the Lena Dunham post too. Amy is not unique in being that kind of target, is my point.

          • sugarkane105

            Yeah, the comments on the Lena Dunham post were getting to me too. I guess it’s somewhat inevitable in the realm of fashion.

          • Mary229

            I don’t even read posts on Dunham anymore bc it makes me too angry to see the way people talk about her body.

          • I have absolutely zero issue with Lena Dunham’s body. I have a very similar one myself, which is why I take enormous issue with how she picks clothes that do absolutely nothing for her body.

            I think that dress could have been done differently (see the dress Melissa Rauch wore to the same awards, no seriously, google it) and could have flattered her body instead of showing every seam, pucker, and worst of all the back with a mess of darts that looked like W and M and a couple of V’s thrown in for good measure. It looked like the lining for a dress, and seemed unfinished. When the designer does not even bother to hide the work he has had to do to the dress to make it “fit” – I think that is just laziness on the part of the designer.

            I mean you’ve seen all those mermaid dresses that Sophia Vergara wears, have you seen a single one of them with all that wickety wack tailoring going on? I can’t recall one, though I guarantee you it is all there and still going on underneath the dress and that is because the designer has worked hard to hide all that stuff.

            I wish she had worn that sparkly thing she had on for the premiere of Girls, but in a colour, and with a better neckline for her.

            I actually think she has a great body, if only she knew how to dress it.. There have been a few moments where she lucked onto a great thing, but far more moments of epic fail which is a shame.

          • The only discussion of Lena Dunham’s body has to do with how the dress fits it. There’s no body-snarking going on there and I kind of resent the drive-by accusation.

          • sugarkane105

            I have a question about the body-shaming thing – and it’s one I’m genuinely curious about, I’m not trying to sound snarky here. A number of the Lena Dunham comments were about the color of her teeth. Does that count as body-shaming, or is that more of a cosmetic remark, similar to commenting on the color of her eyeshadow? I guess I’m just curious as to how we define the term.

          • It’s a level of criticism we generally shy away from, but it counts as a cosmetic remark as far as we’re concerned.

          • Mary229

            I defend every woman on this board when I think comments are below the belt. Hathaway has vanished but I defended her too. And I have openly challenged people who say Bullock looks “old”. But I’m not sure why I even feel the need to say this. I don’t need to justify thinking some of these women deserve less body shaming and uncomfortable crap said about them.

          • There’s no body-shaming going on on this site and you’re actually kind of offending us by your constant claims that there are. The fact is, you don’t like when certain stars get criticized and you lash out at other commenters when they do it. And when that doesn’t get the response you want, you make broad, unfounded accusations about things people never said.

      • Mary229

        Yeah that’s not true at all. I defend her bc people are unquestionably “below the belt” all the time about this woman. I would defend another woman just as much ( as I did last year with Hathaway many times) if I felt similarly.

        • filmcricket

          And my point is that I don’t think people are below the belt about her much at all – you’re a fan and show up to defend her no matter what is said. On this particular post people are being meaner than usual, sure. But “I don’t think Amy can ever make people happy. No matter what she does people seem to rag on her which is weird to me” is a statement about how she’s treated here all the time, and you’re wrong about it.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      I thought the look was nice, for an 80s garden party. I also find the boobs distracting (this from a gay man) was she wearing a bra or support? To my untrained eye they seemed to be jiggling or…loosey goosey. Would like to see this in colors that do not make the RED carpet part of the outfit (I kept seeing this as a 3 piece (the 3rd being the RED carpet) dark blue? green? dark grey? um…champaign? OUT

      • scoobynacks

        I’m pretty sure the interview she did with E! mentioned that she didn’t wear tape with that dress, and didn’t wear that much tape in American Hustle. They joked about how risky it was for her to do that.

    • Pterodactyl111

      Yeah, I am about 95% that neckline was chosen because of her character in American Hustle. Which cracked me up, by the way. Was it really socially acceptable to wear a bra-less plunging V-neck to a business meeting in 1978?? Genuine question, you guys.

  • Lily

    IN. Great nod to her character in American Hustle, while keeping in line with red carpet standards. I guess I disagree with you boys because I gasped a little when I saw her last night.
    I sympathize with her on the hair front, because we have the same hair texture and I understand what a pain it can be to get to work. I think it’s just a case of a pretty hairstyle that would have worked on someone with less fine hair.

  • ejsesqueer

    As has been stated here before, there are two kinds of awards looks. There’s the “dress like you’re already the winner” look that annoyed so many of us last year on Ann Hathaway, and there’s the “dress like your character to remind people why you’re nominated”. This is clearly the latter. Therefore, a machiavellian “in”.

    • Great distillation of the conversation. I’m with you 100%: this is IN.

  • Chelsea

    Beach maxi. Homecoming up-do circa 1998.

  • Introspective

    i thought out on first glance. because we have a bikini top bodice that downgrades the whole look, 70s/poledance appropriate or not.

    and the hair and makeup look equally too casual. and lupita makes anyone else wearing red look like sloppy seconds.

    so out girl. bye.

  • LeelaST

    OUT American Hustle costume way, way down to the very low neckline but without any style or styling including hair & makeup. (Love the movie & her in it, but not in this dress.)

  • pop_top

    I think she looks nice – it’s just, somethings off, like TLo noted. In some ways, it kind of looks like she hiked her skirt up too high.
    I’m mostly bothered by the fact that the hair in her bun is different from the rest of her hair.
    It’s not BAD though…so a tentative IN?

  • EEKstl

    IN from me. I love this dress and I love the two reds.

  • Greg

    OUT by the hair. Seriously, if she wore sporting some 1970s hair, I think this could have been an IN. But somehow the small hair/head make this look uneven.

  • MGMcD

    In. I loved the 70s sexy feel of it, and I like the combo of reds. I see where the waistline should have come down a bit and I agree that she should have done 70s bombshell hair to go with it, but thats not enough to ruin it for me.

  • Spicytomato1

    IN. One of my favorite looks. Not perfect but the best she’s looked in a while, imo. The cut and colors are flattering and the overall look is retro yet mod, a nice nod to her movie but with an updated twist.

  • Aaminah Khan

    I actually kinda love it – and I’m usually not a fan of her style, even though I like her personally. Gotta give this one an IN.

  • Evan

    In, but not an enthusiastic In. I think she looks pretty, but I’m gonna be blunt. Amy Adams style is blah. Not as blah as Allison Williams, but still blah. She plays it safe, WAY too much. And this is coming from a fellow ginger! Is she a natural though? I thought I once read that she isn’t.

    • filmcricket

      She’s a strawberry blonde, I believe.

      • Evan

        Thanks! I can never tell whether she has red hair or not. It’s definitely lighter than mine. And now it makes sense as to why she’s able to pull off tomato red! Most gingers can’t!

  • decormaven

    I think this look calls for more dramatic jewelry. The tones of the dress color are so strong, and the stylist chose that pitiful chain necklace and small earrings? I love that the plunging neckline is a nod to her nominated film, but strong looks call for bold accessories. I’m waffling here – IN, cuz I love the colors of the dress, but OUT, because it’s not properly accessorized.

  • Diego!

    I’m getting tired too of the mini-Nicole impersonation… it’s an OUT. I’m sorry Amy. I love you but this whole look is a NO.

  • sugarkane105

    I love it, no complaints at all. She looks elegant and feminine, and I quite disagree about the neckline – that is HER neckline. Plus, that “red carpet” red is almost the exact same as Lupita’s. I thought it looked great on them both.

    • marlie

      Yeah, I didn’t have a problem with the “red carpet red” on either of them. That’s one of those things that I just can’t seem to be bothered by.

    • Sam Smith

      I don’t like the red dress on the red carpet, but I’m a fan of this look for Amy and was a fan of Lupita’s dress as well.

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  • MilaXX

    OUT! Vintage prom dress for sale! May have some pig blood stains and scorch marks. Contact White, C. at the hole in the street for details. A lot of folks seemed to love this. I wasn’t impressed.

  • Janet B


    The dress is okay, but her hair and jewelry aren’t quite right.


    Out…I think she looks pretty and soft, but the fit on that dress is making my eye twitch! Not empire, not natural waist, just weird and makes her look wider than she is.

  • flamingoNW


  • Zaftiguana

    OUT. Hair would be cute for a nominees’ brunch or something. Or a photocall. And then I like the minimal accessorizing in theory, but it needed more going on with the hair, and at least a bracelet. As is, this looks like a resort collection poolside cover-up. It’s a case of an okay-if-not-perfect dress ruined by poor styling.

  • cmb123

    Out – needed bigger hair to balance out the dress. The dress itself wasn’t bad, but the look needed oomph

  • Squareface

    Am I nuts for thinking that the dress in a dark green or purple color scheme would have made more sense? There’s just too much red here for a ginger.

    • AudreysMom

      Out and mostly for that reason. The colors together don’t work for me. The top is a great match for her hair color, then the bottom is all red carpet matchy matchy. Plus I too, am tired of this neckline on her.

    • TeacherH

      I would vote for something in the blues or greens. I have no problem with red on the red carpet, but these reds are doing nothing for her skin and making her glorious hair look the color of blah. OUT.

  • Natalie Franklin

    This was my favourite look. IN.

  • BitterOldQueen

    Out. Simply ghastly.

  • VicD

    In. Loved it.

  • claudemtl777

    OUT in a big way.not enough of anything

  • Tracy_Flick

    I love it from the chest up. Those two colors together make me feel motion sick. Her face and hair are lovely and glamorous, but I’m going to have to give it an OUT.

  • marlie

    I like it, but the execution isn’t perfect. The colors are gorgeous together, but the top looks a teensy bit too big, and I have issues with where the two colors meet. The necklace bugs, but her hair doesn’t bother me. It’s the makeup that seems too casual. Also, I wish we could have seen pictures with the cape before she ditched it.

    That makes it a tepid “in.”

  • Stella Zawistowski

    Desperately needs more oomph in the jewel, hair, and makeup departments. OUT — because for an awards show, she could have done better.

  • Wow, I really liked this! It was definitely “Plunging Neckline Night” at the Golden Globes and I thought this was one of the best. Especially because she accented it by lifting her hair up and adding that stunning necklace. 70’s glam!

  • Out. Makes her boobs look droopy and smashed in.

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    Out. It’s circa ’70’s, and it was ugly then. Besides, she’s freezing. Look at her skin…all nasty skin, veins showing….

    • Mary229

      Nasty skin? Seriously???? She’s pale. That’s what pale skin can look like. Christ. These comments are a bit below the belt don’t you think?

      • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

        I’m terribly pale myself. Look at her arms and back. Mottled blue and red patches all over…some more bluish which you don’t get unless you’re COLD.

        • Mary229

          Ok but I don’t really get how that’s her fault unless these women now control the weather. They can’t help it if it’s cold out and they are expected to walk a red carpet. LOL

          • Stop being obtuse. The criticism here isn’t that she didn’t control the weather but that she didn’t dress appropriately for it.

      • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

        Even so, leave the skin comment out, it’s still a terrible dress on her.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Tentative In. I don’t really like the tomato red shade on the bottom, but I think this was a nice nod to her role, and I actually like her hair and make up.

  • Emily

    IN! I liked this on Miss Amy. Especially with the cape.

  • kipper

    WOULD Be an out, but there was so much BAD on the RC last night that it is a slight in – by default.

  • Jennifer Schiller

    In. My color problem is the same I had with Lupita, but overlooking the carpet, I think it’s a lovely color on her (and take the dress from day at the beach to more regal), her makeup is lovely, and I don’t really feel one way or the other on the hair. I like the way it call back to her American Hustle role, and when I saw her I thought she just looked very pretty.

  • stagmania

    IN. I think she looks gorgeous, and obviously on theme.

  • Wendi126

    Mama White- RED, I might have known it would be RED. Go to your closet and pray, ask to be forgiven

  • Slanted & Enchanted

    IN. I agree with your assessment of the neckline, but that’s the only misstep in this look for me.

  • heartbot

    The dress is just fine. That is some serious prom hair, though.

  • gigi kennedy

    an IN from me altho i get the gripes.

  • Ashleigh


  • Adrianna Grężak

    IN! I kind of love it. References the movie she was nominated (and won!) for

  • carnush

    IN for me. It’s not breathtaking, but it gets the job done.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Gotta say ‘IN” – I can’t articulate it very well other than saying that I think she looks great.

  • AC

    In. Love the American Hustle costume references and love the reds. Great movie–y’all should go see!

  • lunchcoma

    OUT. It would have been IN before she chickened out and took the cape off, but the look just doesn’t work without it.

  • LadyLuck777

    I’m not a fan of the two tone, but I think this would have worked with a classier updo and some better jewelry. And lose the daytime makeup.

  • Tatiana Luján

    IN. her face looked perfect, the back of the dress is eautiful and I like the 2 reds together and against Amy’s skin.
    The neckline of the dress could have been done better, it looks like an old swimsuit.

  • Danielle West

    In. I think this is a great step for her.

  • Maryanne525

    IN. I think she looks incredible.

  • ailujailuj

    …sigh… oh amy.
    I think it’s the back – it cuts her too short. and she’s standing too straight and primly for the low plunge. does that make any sense?

  • MzzPants

    The waistline needs to be lower or higher, not where it’s at. Otherwise it’s an IN. She’s not setting my pants on fire, nor is she committing any Lena-like sins.

  • MissFern

    a lot of sexy for her but in.

  • webslice33

    IN! and she’s the prettiest in that awards show IMO

  • BarniClaw

    An IN from me, too. I’ve been getting tired of this neckline on her, but I loved this last night. I think what I really liked about the whole look, though, was her hair.

  • whirligig7

    So unbelievably boring. Needs some jewelry and more fabulous hair/makeup desperately. Out

  • Karrie Schiebel

    Out. I can’t get past the neckline. The fit is off… I agree.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    In. I loved this on her. Simple, elegant, bold.

  • Goldfish Venom

    Gorgeous! In.

  • gsk241

    Not perfect, true, but still an IN!

  • uprightcitizen

    What a great way to make sure you maintain good posture all night!

  • Laura Poehlman

    In for me! I like the simplicity, and the colors.

  • ChelseaNH

    Out. A failed attempt to capture the va-va-voom of her movie, but far too cautious and muted in execution.

  • Jangle57

    I just hated this the first time I saw it as well as all the subsequent viewings. Then I saw a photo of it with the little matching cape and thought that looked kind of cute. But since this is the dress without the cape, ugh, OUT

  • LongTall_Sally

    I can’t say she looks bad, but the dress looks out of balance to me, like there is too little fabric in the bodice when compared to the skirt. Maybe more substantial earrings and/or necklace would have helped?

  • Did she swear off bras after American Hustle? OUT, sorry. Too much boobage for my taste.

  • Amanda Welliver

    Out. I feel like the neckline is just a bit too wide, and while I applaud her excellent posture the shoulders back looks like it’s intended to split the dress open further. Bringing it in just a bit to cover (while still plunging) would eliminate a lot of the negatives here.

  • Jan Crews

    I guess she got into such a habit with the costumes for ‘American Hustle,’ she doesn’t know how to choose a gown that’s more covered. Personally, I think the undercurve of a woman’s breast isn’t all that attractive. A V-neck should never be so low that you can see the bottom of the breast. Just my opinion. (Yes, I’m over 60 ….)

  • Jaeda Laurez

    OUT, but not because of the dress; because of the accessories. You wear a bold dress, you get some jewels that stand up to it- what is that sad little necklace doing? What are those earrings? You go big or go home.

  • SewingSiren

    She’s in and she looks good, but Lupita pretty much shut red down. So Amy should have worn green.

  • stubbornthoughts

    I swear I used to do that to my hair in high school. Amy is just missing a neatly tied bow up top.

    As for the dress, it just doesn’t seem like the showstopping number she wants it to be. But I’m so happy she got a Globe!

  • PeaceBang

    I was thrilled that she won! Lovely outfit. hair a bit funny but all fine for me.

  • Jen

    I kind of love it!

  • CB

    IN! Not 100% in love with the hair, but she looked so sexy in American Hustle that I totally support her taking her style in that direction.

  • Emily Smith

    In I liked this!

  • PhillyDeb

    I love her and I wanted to like this. It wasn’t bad, exactly but it was just so blah. The dress is very plain, and she is so very pale; the lack of lip color or hair to provide contrast was just so boring. I hated the neclace. And finally I think the waist on the dress was too high. So, nothing awful but kind of forgettable.

  • Erica

    Normally I wouldn’t like that neckline, but she is her character here, if updated, and I love that. And the reds look great on her. IN.

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    Out. It’s not flattering and I didn’t like this color combo when Prada did it either. It did look better with the cape but I guess she and her team got a glimpse of Lupita and knew there was no way they wanted to go “cape to cape” with her!

  • Huntsmanfan

    The top of this dress looks like a low plunging swimsuit? The bottom half hits her at an odd place on her midsection. Nope.

  • Lilah

    I unabashedly love this. IN.

  • Lindsay Donohue

    I guess I’m all on my own here, but I love this look even more than Lupita’s. I think the fit is amazing, and she seems so confident in the gown. I love all of it, especially when compared to her typical copy cat Nicole Kidman looks.

  • teensmom99

    IN–=an updating of the American Hustle look to make it relevant for 2014. Sure, the overexposed boob is not a great look on her or most people . . . but it looks good enough for an IN. And in general, I thought she looked radiant and beautiful–and the whole was better than the sum of the parts.

  • elizabethcm

    IN. Loved it, but it needed a stronger lip.

  • Verascity

    IN. I hated it on the red carpet, but it looked great on the stage.

  • Sal Neslusan

    IN IN IN

  • mjude

    because I love the….contact white, c at the hole in the street for details. LOL

  • altalinda


  • Brittany

    Out. I feel like the cape that went with this look elevated it but she ditched it (CAPE WARS) upon hearing of Lupita’s cape. I also felt it was a little on the nose re: American Hustle.

  • TDSE

    IN. She looks lovely.

  • In_Stitches

    IN if only because it’s something so different for her. Normally she’s so polished and poised and, well, flat out boring. This ain’t. Sure, the way the bodice meets the skirt lacks conviction and explanation, but the colors are lovely and I don’t know, I can’t justify it, but I’m sticking with the IN none the less.

  • KinoEye

    Oh, Amy. Last night marks the second time I’ve been told I look like you. This is a great compliment. But now that we’re doppelgangers, I would like to see you step up your RC game. We don’t do Nicole Kidman lite, darling. Let us enter a brave new world of fierceness together.

    That said, this look is a step in the right direction. Nothing groundbreaking though. I very much like that she’s channeling her character instead of Nicole Kidman. Drat, I really can’t make up my mind with this one. A timid IN, based on attitude and the fact that dayum, she’s looking slammin’ as ever at 39. Don’t like the gown blending into the carpet, though.

  • lojoso

    I think it is the waistline that bothers me the most. it is neither waist nor empire. Just floating in the middle. Looks odd.

  • numenah

    A mild out. The dress does nothing for her beautiful figure mostly because the “waistline” is neither here nor there. Drop the waist to her natural waist, add a belt, take down her hair, and she’d own this look.

  • A solid meh. I like the colors but the style is so very close to what she wore in the movie that i get a very costume feel.

  • Lauren Bradshaw

    In~ Love the throwback and approach-ability. Golden Globes are for oddity realness.

  • deelup

    OUT. Somehow even in red she sort of seems bland.

  • Fred Vaughn

    IN… it’s executed well enough.

  • KT

    I had a few issues with this too, though it is MOSTLY there! First of all, that is SO her neckline, and I’m really glad she brought forth some of her American Hustle style here. I love the boldness of the two shades of red, I love the necklace, and I actually think the hair is mostly working. I think it’s really the waistline that’s not right — even though she clearly has a tiny waist, the empire cut is no one’s friend. She could also use more dramatic makeup.

    I vote IN, though I agree that it’s not entirely there, and I wish there was more of an overall impact. Maybe if she had kept that fabulous coat on, this would be a WERQ.

  • TAGinMO

    I have an aversion to plunging necklines generally, but I thought this one was tastefully deployed and appropriate as a not to the role that got her nominated. I also liked the look onstage better than I liked it on the red carpet–and let’s face it, that’s where the most eyeballs are.

    In sum, I don’t adore the dress, but I like it quite a bit more than I’d expect to if you described it to me. Plus I loved the hair and makeup.

    Solid IN.

  • formerlyAnon

    God, I dunno. It’s not great. But I’ve called things that looked worse “in” because they didn’t offend any of my pet peeves. I don’t like two reds together because I can never tell for sure if they actually work. I could do with seeing less of her pale, pale skin. I am of pale, pale, vein-revealing skin, so I can’t appreciate it.

    But she looks stylish, in a disco-dingy way and pretty. In. With reservations.

  • pookiesmom

    Huh. I love this.

    • pookiesmom

      Which is to say, IN.

  • Clair Ellis

    In for me. Especially since I watched American Hustle during the GG. Perfect way to represent her movie.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Out, Mrs White would certainly have issues with her dirty pillows…

  • filmcricket

    In. I wish the waist were lower, and I wish she’d worn slightly more dramatic make-up – when they were all up onstage she looked like she was wearing none next to JLaw. But I like the reds on her, like the hair, and like that she decided to shake things up a bit style-wise.

  • Jenna Marie

    In. I’ve never been able to pinpoint what her look should be (since she so clearly hasn’t found it), but I like this. I’m not on board with the hair, but I love the clean lines and the chic graphic effect. She often goes way too mature or fussy or boring and to me it all looks old. Her strength is in her delicate features and I think these lines are simple enough to make her stunning. I’m not with you on this one, TLO.

  • Trickytrisha

    Big fat IN. Dunno why Amy gets our Uncles goats so often, but here at least I think she’s lovely. Face and hair are perfectly fine. The dress, while not a home run, is at least a triple.

  • Imasewsure

    It’s not fabulous but still IN

  • Natalie


  • Out. The proportions are wrong for her. The waistline should either truly hit at her natural waist, or it should be just under the bust for this.

  • alyce1213

    IN. It’s clean, simple, and nothing’s hanging out. This isn’t a jaw-dropping dress, but it’s just fine on the delicate Miss Amy.

  • BobStPaul

    It’s an IN for me.

  • Lisa_Co

    A fancy maxi dress. Out.

  • Cheryl

    Out. Hate it and the super plunging neckline. Such a pretty woman, she deserves better.

  • Kent Roby

    Out. BTW, I don’t know if “the drapes match the carpet”, but the bottom of her dress certainly does.

  • IN!

  • Shawn EH

    In! She’s the girl for all the different reds!

  • Judy_S

    IN. That may not be her neckline but it’s her character’s neckline. I thought it was witty as well as lovely.

  • Maya

    i vote in. i think it’s alright, esp. for her

  • alwaysanswerb

    I loved this look from top to toe. IN

  • jilly_d

    IN. I really dig the clashing reds (carpet be damned!) and Amy has one of the hottest upper-bods in the business. I could have done without the braids, but otherwise I think she looks great. And it looked great with the little cape too!

  • jonnyf8

    It’s out for me, but I will say that Amy me won me over a little bit last night and I’ve never been a fan. Her red carpet interview and her acceptance speech seemed really lovely and sincere. None of her performances have ever completely connected with me but she did mover herself off the Irrational Hate list night. Jessica Chastain still has a lot of work to do.

  • Call me Bee

    I like this, especially the colors. I do wish the neckline were higher, but other than that–she looks good. IN.

  • Super_Red

    I’ve got to vote out. I will agree that I liked it with the cape, but on its own it’s not doing her any favors. The lines are cutting her oddly and making her look wide and stumpy, and since she is neither of those things, I must say OUT. Also, I hate that neckline always always.

  • Caaro3

    IN She looks in charge.

  • Ashley Ellen Wilson

    I’m IN–because in the earlier Lupita cape-dress–she seriously matched the RC EXACTLY. That was my quibble with her dress–in the second photo she literally disappeared. I can’t agree with your dissatisfaction in that regard here.

  • kayleymaybe

    IN! I love this one on her.

  • barbarienne

    My reaction is a big MEH. It’s an okay dress, okay hair, okay makeup. It’s not worthy of her. She’s not exactly a fashion plate, but she’s officially too big a star not to have a team that makes her look awesome, or at least daring. This dress looks as if it’s trying to be daring, but failing.

    tl;dr: Kinda boring. OUT.

  • jw_ny


    She should NOT be wearing a costume from American Hustle…simple as that.

  • frannyprof

    Out. Saggy boobs on the RC ain’t good.

  • Michael_Jones

    Sorry, boys, I’m giving this an IN. I love the colours on her, I love that it’s calling back to her movie (without being a costume), and I appreciate the effective deployment of double-sided tape.

  • Carleenml

    In! Homage to AH without being too literal. Shocked she’s showing up on so many worst dressed lists.

  • I’m going with American Hustle realness–IN.

  • mdcoon127

    Too reminiscent of her dress in the movie…

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I see nothing hateable about it so… IN.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I love it. But I am a child of the 70s, so what do you want? We didn’t wear prom dresses like this then, though. There were more ruffles and less skin. I wore one with this general shape to a wedding with my adorable wooden platform sandals. Anyway, she, her dress and her hair are all way IN for me.

  • Caro_PassportandaToothbrush

    IN so IN!

  • Maluca

    I hate the hair style but I love her in this dress!

  • IraKi

    No, I don’t need to justify it… OUT

  • Betsy

    OUT: One large red sack (too long!), with two smaller red sacks attached at some odd line between waist and “empire”. It’s all too loose on her, and makes her look loose. Just underwhelming! And I am so DONE with that pursed-lip, someone-told-me-this-was-sexy facial expression! Is there NO way to smile and NOT look like you’re 15, trying to seduce a 20-year-old??

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Oy poor thing got cape envy and took it off and just about ruined the look. I think it’s still a fab dress and her hair and make up look beautiful so I’ll say IN but it could’ve been a WERQ if she had stuck with the cape. Reminds me of a better version of the dress Lady Mary wore… last year.. to.. the Oscars?

  • Abyets

    I Loved it! But were you able to get a picture with her cape? It was so high-impact that way.

  • Anya&Paul

    No question, IN!

  • It doesn’t do a single, solitary thing for her. No one should yawn at your Golden Globes moment. OUT.

  • msdamselfly

    Wow I thought she looked stunningly beautiful. Her hair was gorgeous. Probably one of the best of the red carpet looks
    Absolutely IN

  • Eovaai

    The dress is quite pretty and a nice nod to her American Hustle wardrobe, but the hair ruins this look completely. OUT.

  • butterflysunita

    Small IN. Not my favorite look, but the skirt is pretty.

  • Sunraya

    I hate combining two reds. Just my weird dislike. And the hair looks like my niece did it. And I hate the bodice. Out.

  • Tricia

    NO. Just…. no. It’s really shapeless.
    Her hair looks like something a 15 year old girl would do for homecoming.

  • girliecue

    In, although I wish there was some point of interest on the dress. It’s so plain all you get is overwhelmed with RED, and the design is so simple it doesn’t justify the plainness. I also hate the two braids from the middle-parted hair up front. It looks juvenile, although the rest of the do is nice. Amy is totally selling it, though, so In but with an indifferent shoulder shrug.

  • kimmeister

    Her head looks lovely, but that dress is an out for the too-high waistline. Also, I can’t stand anything touching my sternum so seeing a pendant dangling on hers is making gag a little bit.

  • OUT. There’s something about where the top half ends that’s just bugging the crap out of me. And I feel like neither color suits her. I like the back, but that’s about it. It’s just not working for me.

  • bellafigura1

    Out, too on point with the movie.

  • Jacob Bowen

    OUT. This outfit reminds me that she is BEAUTIFUL, only because I am trying to get past an ugly dress. That waist line is weird. The ONLY way I would have liked this is if she would have gone FULL 70’s and came in like BAM with jewelry and MUCH better hair.

  • LJCdoc

    In. I don’t hate it, totally grading on a curve for her though.

  • Jonquil

    Girl, that is not your neckline or your waistline.
    I am all for natural breasts doing their thing. I think her boobs look perfectly fine here! But that neckline (probably exacerbated by the waistline) is making a very feminine, petite woman look like she has the torso of a linebacker. With wee little lovely boobs.

  • Too much sternum.

  • CT14

    Tone on tone was the theme of the evening.

    I love Amy Adams and have since she was Giselle, but this is not her dress. The top is particularly unflattering on her.

    I has a sad. Someone send her good gays to fix things!

  • Pterodactyl111


  • conniemd

    In. Love to see her in red. She looks really pretty.

  • PastryGoddess

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I think sideboob was called for in this look, not chest and sternum

    it’s an in (lowercase) for me.

  • e jerry powell

    Is there a third option for MEH, not offended, not enraptured?

  • Adriana_Paula

    I like it from the side but not the front. So…Outish?

  • sienna elm

    out. The skirt-bit is fine but the top needs to be something (anything?) else.

  • unbornfawn

    OUT! WTF with the cleavage rhinestone? I think she is one beautiful woman with a lousy sense of style and what works for her.

  • demidaemon

    Well, I’m surprised on the last In or Out’s results, also to my consternation. On to Amy. I actually prefer this style of dress on her. However, she and her team dropped the ball horribly on the accesorizing and styling front. She needs JBF hair, and much stronger accessories to really sell this dress. Therefore, it’s an OUT.

  • StarburstLady

    It’s alright from the side view– and yeah, I’m sure it’s a nod to all of the clothes she wore in American Hustle. I agree the front view leaves something to be desired… I see more good than bad, though. IN, I guess.

  • Lune

    OUT. It’s scaled too large to work for me. Minimize the damn thing by 10% and maybe.

  • Amy

    I’m confused. You tweeted last night that you loved this?! Confused and it’s making me doubt you. Help me understand?

    • Amy

      In by the way…I loved it.

    • Actually, we didn’t tweet that we loved it. You’re misremembering.

      • Amy

        With all due respect, your exact words were….
        “Tom + Lorenzo® [email protected] 12 Jan
        Love that @MaisonValentino red on Amy Adams, but what’s going on with that hair? #GoldenGlobes”

        • Saying we like the shade of red isn’t the same thing as saying we like the dress. In fact, that tweet not only doesn’t contradict this post, it’s pretty close to the exact content of this post. “We like these two reds together … the hair’s kind of a mess.”

  • Carly Clement

    it isnt a out… I didnt like it when I first saw it, but the more I look at it the more I like it… especially when you see it from the back, the thing that is wrong is that the hair doesnt match the dress…. I was just so happy she won!!!!!

  • MandyM

    I don’t think the neckline is doing her any favors but it is not horribly unflattering. I like her hair. If this were the Oscars, I’d say out but this is a nice look for the Globes.

  • Kelly

    Out. I have yet to see that color combination look good no matter what the design. But even if I could make myself overlook the color, I can’t get past the top, which might just be the most unflattering thing I’ve ever seen Amy Adams wear. It does nothing for her breasts but make them look clinical — like she’s waiting for a medical test. As for the jewelry, I suppose she’s trying to reference the 70s, but even the laughable male lounge lizards of the day — you know, the ones who wore unbuttoned Qiana shirts and showed off their chest hair — wore better-looking medallions than this.

  • anneland

    IN. Hair and makeup awesome. Dress pretty. Like the necklace.

  • elzatelzabelz

    Kind of IN- I like the idea and the colors, but the waist is weird. I get it as a nod to her role in “Hustle,” so maybe that’s why it was selected?

  • tonibaloney

    IN. One of my favorites from the night, actually.

  • majorbedhead

    No, sorry, this is an out for me. I find the reds to be clashing and I hate that 70s disco look. I had babysitters who wore that halter-top-no-bra look (much to my father’s delight) back in the 70s and I didn’t like it then, either.

  • quiltrx

    I like her hair, and I nearly like the dress. I think it’s that the neckline and the waistline are TOGETHER that is bothering me. And this needs A LOT more jewelry, IMO.

  • lesmaha

    I like this dress. In.

  • Qdahling

    IN but only because of the homage to American Hustle which I loved

  • ms_kat

    Do not like.

    Hate the hair (is it in braids? Really?!) because there’s no volume to balance out the train tunnel that is her cleavage.

  • CeeQ

    I dunno, I’m loving the dress. IN.
    But the necklace is all wrong.

  • Watts

    IN – I liked that it made me think of American Hustle without looking like something straight out of 197whatever.

  • Sabin

    Out. Huge out. Cuts her off at a weird place mid-section, and even keeping Amereican Hustle in mind, there is a thing as too much boob.

  • Errick Loyola

    IN. I love this — clearly inspired by ‘American Hustle’.

  • elemspbee


  • Closet Crisis

    Something’s missing…right, style. OUT.

  • bertkeeter


  • Ruby

    When she showed up for the red carpet interview, I actually turned to my husband and said “That’s not a winner dress. She is not going to win.” I am fully aware that Golden Globe is supposed to go to someone who acts the best, not someone who wears the best outfit, but I still believe the winner’s dress will speak “I’m here to pick up my statue” to everyone, and I didn’t hear that from this dress…..

  • ThesisMonkey

    IN. I like the dress, I like the hair, I like the nod to the movie.

  • jenno1013

    Out. I hate blue-red and yellow-red combined…burgundy and brick…on anyone, at any time.

  • RoxieRider

    I find this dress so so, so unflattering. It makes me feel frustrated how much it detracts from her loveliness.

  • Sweetvegan

    “but we get so bored with red carpet gowns that are literally the color of a red carpet” And yet, Lupita knocked it out of the park with a gown that was the exact same color as the red carpet! I don’t think the color is the problem (although I don’t like the 2 reds together, that’s not the main problem). The top just looks too much like a swimsuit, and the fabric on top looks really cheap and flimsy.

  • MM4321

    The high waist makes her girls look like they’re hanging low when they probably aren’t.

    Prom hair!

  • Reality TV Casting

    out semi awk

  • Meri

    In, without the cape. IN with it.

  • rainwood1

    IN. Love it.

  • Claudia Fernandes


  • Claire Kennedy

    Out – It’s almost impossible to wear this neckline and I don’t care who you are, you have to work the dress NON-STOP to make it work. You can’t relax for one moment or else the girls are all over the place. Also is it just me, or is there something missing at the waist line?…..a glitter-studded thin band?….another contrasting color?….something – it just looks like they didn’t finish the dress. You know sometimes I think these stars have spent so much time on the trendmill or at the gym that they are going to show off that bod, even if it looks bad!!!

  • katiessh

    WHAT! IN, completely IN. she was wearing a mother fucking cape. so in

  • LML

    Before she started posing for photos she was wearing a two-toned cape that would have made the look a KNOCKOUT had she kept it on. Shame…

  • Sam Erin


  • Guest

    While I like it, I think the top looks to bland. I think she is making the best out of a half designed dress. But now that I hear mention of a cape, I would love to see that! I still vote IN though.

  • mhlmh


  • Annarosa


  • Carly

    Out. Something about the fit or the cut is off. Probably the combination of the neckline and the waistline, as noted above. I like the colors and I like the hairstyle. I hate saying that I don’t like this look, but when Amy Adams doesn’t look her best, something is off because she’s so beautiful.

  • lundibleu

    In, for definite. Looked FAR better with the cape though. Much as I adore Edna Mode, there IS a time for capes.

  • p_capet


  • amaranth16

    The neckline isn’t the greatest, but I think the colors are so flattering for her and I really like the silhouette of the skirt and how delicate it looks. In, thank you very much.

  • Crystal

    I think it looks like a beach coverup.

  • az67


  • oohsparkley!

    In. I think it’s very flattering on her, I wish she had some bolder jewelry, especially the earrings.

  • Yes to the American Hustle reference in the neckline. No to the actual look of the neckline. Yes to the two reds. No to the lack of belt.

    Oy vey. OUT.

  • omg_dora

    OUT. This dress is both boring and completely unflattering, especially from the front. Her breasts and waist disappear completely. I also hate maroon and I don’t like the color combination. She looks lovely IN SPITE of what she’s wearing, which is what often happens with her.

  • Sunshine16

    Out – I wanted to love what she was wearing, but it’s just not that flattering. How hard can it be to dress such a lovely woman?!

  • docholly

    too much color variation.. red hair, 2 reds on a dress & a red carpet. she needs more freckles to stand out .. but what do I know .. this redhead went pink for 2014.

  • MaggieMae

    She is capable of things much more fantastic than this outfit, which may be one reason the BKs are so hard on her. I don’t care for the colors of the dress, but I’m hard pressed to vote it out. So, “in”. I must Google this cape now.

  • MoHub

    This was so fabulous with the cape. I wish she hadn’t removed it.

  • belfebe

    IN. Too much boobage, but it’s a minor quibble.

  • housefulofboys

    I’m a child of the 70’s, I like it – in!

  • Katherine Leay

    IN. She looks pretty, i like the colors, i like the hear and make up, i think she is beautiful and comfortable, so IN IN IN

  • mdcoon127

    OUT! Didn’t fit her in the bust line – reminiscent of Gwyneth when she won her Oscar – the tops don’t fit! or flatter! Too flimsy and too much skin, don’t know why when you are super skinny you think this is a good look.

  • jjjoy

    OUT. very 90s and not in a cool way. it looks kind of cheap since its so ill suited for her body. and the minimalist styling and bare face takes this look to a sad place.

    this might be more interesting on someone with a more muscular, toned body and a fierce attitude.

  • altissima

    What cape? Where’s this cape everyone speaks of? I don’t see no cape!

  • GTrain

    I love the dress but not on her. Is that OUT?

  • Sorry, Amy, but you’re OUT.