Elizabeth Banks in Roksanda Ilincic at the 2nd Annual Listerine 21-Day Challenge

Posted on February 14, 2014

Elizabeth Banks launched the 2nd Annual Listerine 21-Day Challenge held at The Children’s Dental Center of Greater Los Angeles in a a Roksanda Ilincic dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps and Dana Rebecca Designs and EF Collection jewelry.






[Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images]

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  • eowyn_of_rohan

    She really would be perfect for a Vanna White biopic.

  • gabbilevy

    Can’t put my finger on what, but there’s something evocative of “childrens’ dental assistant” about that dress… so, way to dress for the occasion? It’s a little stiff, but it’s mostly working.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      I *just* got in from the dentist, for real and no lie. This TLO post was the first thing I saw on the internet today!

      • Guest

        I’ll drink to that!

        • MoHub

          Liquor or Listerine?

    • marlie

      Maybe it was intentional?

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    GIRL! That is sassy and kicky. I’ll be your gay. You won’t regret it. Tequila gets the job done much quicker than Listerine.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Serving up retro housewife in a retro kitchen realness!

  • Cute dress. I bet Samantha Stephens had one just like it.

    • mjude

      girl, love that reference!

  • Jessica Freeman

    I love that dress and the shoes. I hate the hair.

  • rkdgal

    Cute! But I don’t love the off-white parts, which reminds me in this context of yellowy teeth, which is not probably what they were going for here. (And that was a horrible sentence. Mea culpa.)

  • jw_ny

    she took a sip! wonder where she spit?

    it’s a cute, antiseptic appropriate, dress.

    • Jessica Freeman

      It brings me back to the days of elementary school where we had to swish. We spit it back in the cup. So gross looking back on it now.

      • jw_ny


        I can’t imagine she’d swish and spit in front of a group of photographers…they’d be all over that! 😉

        • Jessica Freeman

          She has people that do that for her, I’m sure of it.

  • @Biting Panda

    Um. Why?
    I get celeb endorsements, but this one is both random and sad.
    But she’s rocking that dental hygienist smock, regardless.

    • Anna

      I think Elizabeth is so much cooler than this. This is straight up Katherine Heigl trying to make a comeback/get people to like her territory.

      • MilaXX

        Nope, Katherine continues to have a tin ear as to her popularity and is hosting a indiegogo for her latest movie.

        • Anna

          She’s perfect in the sense that she could use the work/money, but I’m sure even Listerine wouldn’t hire her.

        • Angela_the_Librarian

          I think I saw her in a Nyquil commercial recently, so Listerine wouldn’t be too far off.

          • @Biting Panda

            I’ve seen that! Like a flash of her, in a non speaking part??? I thought that was her.

    • raeb23

      i don’t think it’s that sad…she said in an interview earlier this week that Listerine will donate to Smiles Across America for every person who signs up for the challenge…i think it’s more of a charity thing rather than a straight up endorsement

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Not a fan of the shoes with the dress. The pair also looks too big

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Girl, get rid of those shoes; throw them straight into my closet!

  • Trickytrisha

    She’s cute as a bug. Gotta say though, this is rather an unpleasantly blatant endorsement gig. No exactly subtle.

  • bertkeeter

    like dress and colors…fabric looks a bit thick…not helping the fit at all!

  • MilaXX

    It’s all so springy. I can like it because it’s too much of a disconnect to the mess outside my front door.

    Also Listerine 21day challenge. Really? Is everything now a celebrity photo-op? This would make more sense if this was Kelly Ripa. They must have thrown and heck of a lot of money Lizzie’s way.

    • mjude

      I am with you milaxx, way to springy. until I don’t have to wear my uggs I just cant.
      its also a very stepford wife ad, isn’t it?

    • tereliz

      It’s sunny and warm here today so I love it, lol!

      Re: the venue: She just finished promoting that LEGO movie and this event is at a children’s hospital promoting oral hygiene. That’s the only connection I can come up with.

    • decormaven

      I’m waiting for a celebrity to shill the Butterfly. Google “butterfly” and “leakage.” That will truly signal the hoofbeats of Commercial Apocalypse.

  • Alyssa

    That third picture down reminds me of the Orbitz girl for some reason. I think Elizabeth Banks is too cool for this…she looks like she’s only there because she has to be, and I don’t blame her.

  • MK03

    …this is an actual thing?

  • Janet B

    Interesting event.
    Cute dress.

  • siedhr

    Those shoes, my god, look so uncomfortable. and I don’t think they work with the dress.

  • lundibleu

    Eccentric pretty dentist, with what look like ill fitting shoes.

  • GeoDiva

    Why do stylist put shoes that are too big on them? Don’t you know your client’s size and why don’t you bring different sizes with you too? Big Pet Peeve!

    • Tatiana Luján

      Huge pet peeve for me too.

    • lundibleu

      I know! I always feel for them when the shoes clearly don’t fit right.

  • sagecreek

    Wait, the Listerine 21 day challenge is now a red carpet event? Oy.

    Shame on her stylist for those shoes.

  • nowlo

    That outfit…that smile…she looks like she should be holding up a pack of Orbitz gum rather than a phone.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I like her and the shoes. The dress needs someone who isn’t blonde and fair-skinned. And different shoes. And better hair.

  • Jennifer

    girl, why torment your feet? and knees?

  • Tatiana Luján

    Cut dress. She should be able to wear shoes tha aren’t 3 sizes bigger than her feet.

  • Sally Spannagle

    She looks like Listerine

  • SERIOUSLY?? Did we need a celebrity endorsement for LISTERINE? She cannot need media exposure this much….this is nothing but embarrassing.

  • E. D.

    It’s cute.

  • The Counselor

    Ain’t nobody dope as me; I’m just so fresh, so clean (So fresh and so clean clean)

    Don’t you think I’m so sexy; I’m just so fresh, so clean (So fresh and so clean clean)

    Ain’t nobody dope as me; I’m just so fresh, so clean (So fresh and so clean clean)

    I love when you stare at me; I’m just so fresh, so clean (So fresh and so clean clean)

  • filmcricket

    I half wonder if this isn’t an endorsement of Listerine so much as it is some kind of charity thing for kids’ dental health? Cute dress, regardless.

  • Sunraya

    I like the dress! A lot!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    The color of that dress is searing my eyes. And I hate the shoes.

  • somebody blonde

    I love this.

  • macwell

    She looks like a modern day version of Joan from Mad Men. All she needs are a pair of those yellow, plastic dish washing gloves and she would be set….LOL!! 😉

  • cmb92191

    Retro dress and kitchen reminds me of the dental hygienists that came to school in the early 70’s. They gave out red tablets that we all chewed and if your teeth were all red, you needed to brush. (Gross to look back at– but we all loved dental day!)

  • quiltrx

    My eye is twitching completely off my face at the fact the skirt flap makes it look like quilt seams that don’t quite line up. Where is my seam ripper?

  • Michelle Gennari

    Listerine challenge? Wow they make anything into a photo-op!

  • AceOn6

    What’s with all these redos of classic 60s dresses? Do the designers figure that today’s buyers have never seen their family photos? This particular one could have been found at Korvette’s in a decent linen.

  • LaSylphide

    Might (and that’s a big ‘might’) be OK with a straight skirt instead of that icky flare. Shoes are all wrong.

  • marlie

    Cute summer dress, but a Listerine event? Okay…

  • fananafanafophalec

    self-referential stepford drag? I’m about it

  • jen

    Oh, I want those shoes!!! And the dress is super cute.

  • lifeisastory

    I like this dress a lot. It’s very cheerful.What color is that around her neck? It’s different enough to be “not white” but not far enough away from white to be very impactful.