Allison Williams in Emilia Wickstead at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Posted on March 04, 2014

We’re here LIVE on the red carpet for the 81st annual AMISH OSCARS!



Allison-Williams-Emilia-Wickstead-Oscars-2014-Vanity-Fair-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Allison Williams attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood, California in Emilia Wickstead.

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Allison-Williams-Emilia-Wickstead-Oscars-2014-Vanity-Fair-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Emilia Wickstead Fall 2014 Collection

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Good God, this girl is prissy. The color’s very pretty and we like the drama of the silhouette, but she’s so covered up and the dress itself is so plain and unembellished. Yeah, it’s got a back cutout. Woo. Saucy.

And she’s too damn young for that hair.

Harrumph. She bugs.


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  • RussellH88

    Miss Mennonite 2014

    • scoobynacks

      That’s actually what she wore for the swimsuit competition.

  • Sobaika

    She really needs to add some edge to her looks. Her Colgate smile and overall vibe make everything too boring.

    • leahpapa

      From a recent NYT op-ed: “People are constantly trying to shape how you view them. In certain extreme cases, they seem to be transmitting a personal motto, such as ‘I have a relaxed parenting style!’; ‘I earn in the low six figures!’; ‘I’m authentic and don’t try to project an image!'” This also seems true about celebrities, except instead of a motto they seem to project a brand or public identity – sort of a mass-consumption equivalent of Cooley’s looking-glass self. FOR THE LIFE OF ME I don’t know who Allison Williams wants me to think she is. Proper girl from a good family? Chair of the local chapter of the Junior League? Discerning fashionista with a flair for the understated? It’s fine if she prefers minimalist designs or modest, simple looks, but I get the impression that she’s trying to convey some message or image that is just completely lost on me. If personal dress is a kind of identity semaphore, I’m missing the decoder book for this one.

      • VioletFem

        I love you for using the term “identity semaphore”

      • MaggieMae

        Good girl image. Does not need to be center of attention. Boring on purpose.

      • Sobaika

        I think she wants to be a mini Charlotte York.

        • leahpapa

          I may puke.

      • DTLAFamilies

        It’s Upper East Side rich blueblood society girl. And yeah, it’s pretty boring because that little subculture is pretty boring.

      • cocohall

        Tim Gunn talks about this all the time; the semiotics of fashion/clothes. Yeah, there does seem to be some sort of idea behind her choices, but it’s just not a very INTERESTING idea. This dress, maybe in black, maybe on Angelina Jolie bringing some Maleficent fierceness. But in Barbie pink? With that make-up? Dearie, no.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      It’s interesting you mention her smile, because I immediately thought this dress would work on Jessica Pare, whose “imperfect” smile would offset the sameness of this dress. Plus Jessica has the height for it, and, I think, the attitude.

      • @Biting Panda

        Excellent choice. She’d have sexy hair too.

  • Sarah

    Well I hope her desire to be 90 is borne out in real life. She’s certainly amassing a gorgeous nonagenarian wardrobe.

  • Jessica Freeman

    This could have at least been interesting with a belt, or a long necklace. Something. And no way she wasn’t roasting in that dress all night.

    • Alyssa

      A gorgeous statement or pendant necklace was definitely in need!

      • Jessica Freeman

        It really needs to lose the sleeves and about 4 feet off the skirt…but baby steps…

  • Nancy Reagan.

    • 3boysful

      A little Grace Kelly.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Are we going to see her in mini skirts when she’s 45? I feel like she’s going to regret this insistence on looking “classy”

  • sugarkane105

    A belt! My kingdom for a belt!

    • MilaXX

      A sparkly belt would have helped

  • Aidan B

    This is Victorian-levels of covering up. Maybe now that she’s engaged she doesn’t want anyone else to see her ankles or wrists.

    • Janet B

      Go ahead and look at my bare back!

  • TAGinMO

    While it could never be said that she has style, she certainly has a style, doesn’t she?

  • Amy Lawson

    I developed an immediate hatred for this dress and in turn her, which is probably irrational, but dammit, I hate this dress. So so much.

  • MilaXX

    Prissy is an apt description. Everything is so Stepford

    • TAGinMO

      “Stepford.” This x1000. It looks as though she took a wrong turn on her way to the Junior League formal.

  • dorothea_brooke

    My ballet teacher c. 1972 is at the VF party? If you all say so.

  • TAGinMO

    “Emilia Wickstead” even sounds Amish.

    • MoHub

      Not Germanic enough. Maybe more Puritan.

      • TAGinMO

        Well, regardless of her religious affiliation, she’s clearly a 19th-century dressmaker.

  • MoHub

    Even Mayim Bialik doesn’t cover up that much in front. And I think it bugs me even more because of the cutout back.

  • stubbornthoughts

    Good God, no.

  • Anna

    Didn’t Gwyneth Paltrow already wear this dress to the Met Gala? Albeit with some weird sheer panel.

    • makeityourself

      No, hers was Valentino, I believe. It had a sheer panel running horizontally across the sleeves and bust. GOOP irritates me, and I so enjoyed not having to look at her at these Oscars.

      • Anna

        I know, and it’s a different shade of pink, it just looked so similar to me (instead of the sheer panels on the GOOP version, Allison’s had the exposed back).

        I hear you about GOOP, but imo it’s fun to love to hate her because she is so polarizing. Aside from the fact that she dresses like a society grand dame, there isn’t really much to say about Allison.

  • TAGinMO

    I will say that, if this is truly who she is, then her casting as Marni could not have been more spot-on.

    • @Biting Panda

      I hatewatch the Marnie parts. Actually, everything about Girls is hatewatching.

      • marlie

        I can’t even hatewatch, I hate it that much.

        • Kitten Mittons

          Thank you, I thought I was alone there. Can’t stand that show. I want to like it, and I just can’t do it.

  • FancyPhilly

    I can support a dress like this in theory. I love the idea of covering up, and this gown is actually quite beautiful in a very early 70s cocktail party in the suburbs style. Too bad it is worn by someone dull as dish water. I’d love to see it on someone else.

  • Zombiepeep

    There’s something very Lawrence Welk about this…. but I sort of like it. The color and silhouette are gorgeous, though I think I’d like this better on someone else.

  • Sherry N. Sutton

    I really hated this dress. It was so plain and boring. Cut it off at the knee, add a belt, some jewelry – anything would’ve improved it.

  • Evan

    I feel like if a young woman doesn’t like to show much skin, they’re automatically deemed matronly or prude these days, so I’m all for covering up if that’s what you like, but this is not the way to do it. If you’re gonna be that covered up, your dress has to have some visual interest. You can’t just be a giant flamingo.

    • lunchcoma

      Agreed. There’s a way to pull off a long-sleeved, high-necked gown. This isn’t it.

      • Jecca2244

        I think it needs to have a pattern or some visual interest if you do that.

      • Evan

        Yes. I like long sleeves actually and it seems that every time a young lady wears a dress with long sleeves and/or a high neck they’re called out for not dressing their age. But I think there’s room for both the Rihannas of the world and the girls who like to show less skin. But she needs to look to Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn for her style inspiration. They were able to pull off stylish, but classic and modest looks because they always had some visual interest to them (They also had that “It” factor that I’m not sure Allison has). I know she said that Jennifer Aniston is her style icon (how boring), but Aniston almost always shows more skin than this. You can’t combine Jennifer Aniston level boring with Grace Kelly social debutante silhouettes.

        • scoobynacks

          Long sleeves and matronly don’t go hand in hand. The problem is they try to be young and long sleeved and often do it so badly because it just isn’t done much. They don’t want to go full on costume and copy Grace or Audrey full on. The wrong dress can also look Cathy Cambridge bridal. Maybe it isn’t done much because it’s hard to do.

    • barbarienne

      For me it’s also the weight and rigidity of the fabric (I think it looks like neoprene, though I’m sure it isn’t). If this identical dress were made in a softer, flowing fabric, it might be a bit sister-wife, but at least it wouldn’t look like some sort of full-body chastity armor.

      • Skippymom1

        “full body chastity armor” I woke the dog up laughing out loud at that.
        Thank you.

    • Kayceed

      Yes. I think a young American actress covering up is just about the most rebellious, giving-the-finger-to-the-man act there is. I whole-heartedly support it. And yes, the dress, despite the wonderful color, needs a bit more oomph – in texture, a great belt, something…

      • marlie

        It’s also not necessarily about being covered up, but THIS dress, with 100% body coverage (except for the back), without any visual impact, on this particular girl is dreadful. Plus, she herself lacks any discernible personality, so there’s nothing to convey here.

        This dress on Cate or Lupita would tell a completely different story, and it wouldn’t (IMO) be this snooze-worthy.

      • Skippymom1

        Covering up? But she gets to show her whole back? Isn’t much of the finger throw as you are giving her credit for I think.
        I understand your support, and applaud it – but let’s call a spade a spade. Can’t have it both ways.

    • scoobynacks

      I don’t think she’s trying to cover up as a statement. I think she actually likes that dress. Let’s not give her props she isn’t asking for.

  • muelonil

    Amish in the front, party in the back.

    • AthenaJ

      Mullet dress 2.0

      • ballerinawithagun


  • @Biting Panda

    She’s fucking boring. You can’t convince me that a conversation with her is anything other than pretentious and painful. This dress isn’t even so simple, it is elegant. That material is awful and the absence of a belt or a decent piece of jewelry requires new words for things like ‘staid’ and “unimaginative’.

    • TAGinMO

      There was a NYTimes Mag (I think) piece a couple of weeks back that featured an arranged conversation between her and Cynthia Nixon over breakfast at some chic Manhattan eatery. It made me stabby. Poor Miranda!

      • ScarlettHarlot

        Part of me wants to read that now – is it an easy read, or is it a slog?

        • TAGinMO

          Well it’s a short one. 🙂

      • marlie

        Cynthia Nixon looks AWESOME in the picture that accompanies the article.

  • lunchcoma

    It’s even horrible on the model. I think the worst thing about it is the fit through the bust and the waist, which prevents it from even having a nice line.

  • lexilexi

    I think her grandma is her stylist.

  • KateM

    I have nothing to add about the dress, but that hair is really awful and unflattering.

  • smh4748

    I think this could have been saved with a statement belt and a fresher, looser updo.

    • Sara__B

      Yes! The gown is lovely on her. The styling makes it look stiff, boring, and dated.

  • Blair Sylvester

    She is off the market!! and she is gonna let you know it. And Kate Middleton has more youthful and modern style and she has a title

    • demidaemon

      At least Kate has a definite (and good) reason for modesty. I’m not so sure this one does. Kate does it better, too.

      • Blair Sylvester

        Yeah I wasn’t trying to dig at Kates style . And Kate goes more sexy than this .

  • Bexxx

    That hair is causing me physical and psychological pain. Why would you ever?

  • fauxfatale

    If this was in a fabulous 1972 metallic hostess gown print and she had a Jane Sterling updo, I might sign off. As it is… oh, excuse me, I must have snoozed off.

    • leahpapa

      Ooh! Remember Jane’s LSD dress? With the exposed midriff and her bananas jewelry and hair? Cut this bad boy in two, tease and sculpt the hair, and throw some bling at the waist and ears, and we’re in business.

      • decormaven

        Now that would work!

  • barbarienne

    And the fabric looks very thick, like neoprene. Is this some sort of SCUBA formal dress?

    • Lilyana_F

      Lol, nailed it!

  • smh4748

    Also! Her boobs are either smashed or unsupported. I am really not loving this “no bra” thing happening on red carpets right now. She’s dressing decades older, and apparently wanted her breasts to match. 🙁

  • Cloveradams

    This looks like something Amy Adams’s character in The Master would’ve have worn, and frighteningly.

  • marlie

    It’s a pretty dress, and in theory I don’t have a problem with it, but it’s freaking boring as sin. She couldn’t up the ante with the earrings or a ring or something (like a different dress)??

    • Alyssa

      Dresses like this always make me mad at Mayim Bialik for not finding a fashionable way to meet her religious beliefs about dressing conservatively.

      • marlie

        That’s a good point. Mayim could wear this, and perhaps even have the back altered to add a lace inset or something so that her back wasn’t bare, and it would be stylish AND modest.

  • Darren Nesbitt

    Marnie always finds a way to piss me off. smh.

  • Capt. Renault

    The only reason she should be that happy wearing that much dress is if she’s sneaking in a couple of uninvited friends underneath.

  • Madeline Zappala

    oh i think she looks beautiful. its dramatic, a little star-treky and old hollywood at the same time

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Enh… at least the color is pretty.

  • Danielle

    I wonder if she secretly has a red room of pain in her house. All that fabric, girl’s gotta be hiding something depraved.

  • TigerLaverada

    First time I saw this youngun, she was singing the lyrics of ‘Nature Boy’ to the Mad Men theme, and I thought she was terrific. Now I don’t get her at all. How can someone with what seemed like such a fun, quirky sensibility have no style chops whatsoever?

  • Diesel von Trapp

    Even Marnie wouldn’t wear this.

  • GeoDiva

    A belt and a pair of scissors would do this dress a world of good.

    • Gatto Nero

      A bonfire would be better.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Did anybody at this thing deploy a belt properly? Call me, celebrity ladies: I will give you opinions and y’all can pay me in Girl Scout cookies.

  • majorbedhead

    What on earth is this made from? It looks like the type of wool you’d make an overcoat from. I’m getting itchy just thinking about it.

    Spectacularly boring.

  • butterflysunita

    Makeup and earrings are great.
    Other than that, she looks like a bottle of Pepto-Bismol.

    • kimmeister

      That was my exact reaction to the color as well.

  • decormaven

    Now if Chloe Sevigny wore this (with a kickass belt), I’d be more behind this look, because she’s got that Special Sauce that would sell this. Allison Williams’ public persona, for good or ill, is as flat and one-dimensional as a paper doll.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      We know that if Chloe or one of her alter were wering this that we would have been treated to a cartwheel that would reveal that Chloe/alter had gone commando.

      • demidaemon

        Chloe always makes outfits more interesting because she is Chloe. It helps to have a personality. Or multiple personalities.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          True-with Chloe you also get a little extra!

          • demidaemon

            Or more. It’s like a supersize at fashion McDonald’s.

  • Imasewsure

    That is some serious Brian Williams hair going on. Pomade for days…

  • Ears ears ears ears. This reminds me of Julianne Moore’s big yellow dress from a few years back. And not in a good way…

  • Ashleigh

    She’s got a bit of Stepford thing going in her eye contact too…

    • marlie

      Barbie eyes.

  • halleygee

    Amish Oscars is right, I don’t think a belt or necklace would do anything to help this look. Maybe removing the sleeves, but I find this hideous and can’t imagine why she would choose this gown.

  • heartbot

    What is going on with her hair? Can someone explain?

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Aside from the color, this is such a mature look for a young woman-it’s aging her.

  • Vickiefantastico

    I find it funny (and by funny, I actually mean sad) that this poor girl is getting tons of snarky, mean comments on this site just for wearing something covered up. Other starlets wear next to nothing and act like trashy fools in public, and they’re heralded as the next big thing in feminism and female power. I may be old (35) and out of touch, but I seriously don’t get the vitriol thrown at this person. She’s always struck me as perfectly nice and beautiful. I like this look. The color is very pretty. The hair is a bit severe, but overall, it’s a good look.

    • marlie

      It’s not that she’s covered up, and to me this has nothing to do with feminism and “girl power.” It’s that the dress is absolutely boring, without any sort of visual interest, and a wearer who doesn’t seem to have the personality (IMO) to rise above a boring dress and make it work on just presence alone.

      • Gatto Nero

        Right — covered up is fine. Covered up can look glamorous and sophisticated and way more elegant than bare.
        But this is just thick pink fabric sewn into a boring dress worn by someone with a predilection for prim, boring clothes.
        She’s got the money (and probably the handlers) to do better than this. But it’s a snoozefest every time with Allison.

        • marlie

          Remember Hillary Swank in her navy dress from several years ago (I think it was when she won for Million Dollar Baby)? Totally covered up in the front (though also completely backless), but she just looked outstanding.

          • Gatto Nero

            I do remember. That was a sleek and stunning dress — unlike this pink fleece number.

      • Vickiefantastico

        See, that’s the problem right there. It’s fine to call the dress boring. That’s your opinion, and it’s very valid. It’s the personality comment that bothers me. I truly don’t know what this woman has done or not done to cause so many of you to feel this way. I’m a long-time BK (I don’t always comment that much), bought and read the book and everything. It just surprises me the amount of snark towards this particular woman when Miley gets as many, if not more, supporters than detractors when she shows her hoo-ha. This woman wears a perfectly acceptable outfit but gets so many people discussing her lack of personality and her very character simply because she didn’t wear a daring outfit. I appreciate your comment, really I do, but I’m afraid it doesn’t clear anything up for me.

        • marlie

          So from the book (I feel like we’re in a study session or something), we know that each celebrity is trying to convey this carefully crafted image of who they are. We’re supposed to makes assumptions about their personality based on that image. So there’s “the wild child” (Miley – who I’ll get back to in a second), “the elegant fashionista” (Cate), “the ingenue” (Lupita), “the artsy one” (Lady Gaga), “the head cheerleader’ (Reese) and on and on. Those images come across in the way that they act and dress in public, but they still do it (or are supposed to do it) in clothes that are stylish and age-appropriate and interesting at the same time.

          I’m not saying that she shouldn’t be true to herself, and there’s certainly a way to do that. Maybe Allison’s image is “the preppy one,” and that’s totally fine, but there’s still a way to do it in clothes that are current, age appropriate, and have something interesting about them. And again – this is all about the public persona – what they are trying to tell us about themselves based solely on red carpet appearances and sound bytes in interviews.

          As for Miley, I couldn’t disagree more about the bitter kitten response to her. It seems pretty universal here that she’s a vulgar attention whore who just likes to be more and more scandalous simply for the attention. Sure, there may be a few Miley fangurls, but most of the BKs see her for what she is. The only thing that I might say is that I think people try to rein in words that convey a value judgement like “slut” or “skank,” and I think that most kittens are cognizant that she’s an adult and can technically do and wear whatever she wants, but that in no way means that we (in general) support her, what she does, or anything she stands for.

          • demidaemon

            Totally agree with everything you say here. I don’t want Allison to show off her hoo-ha (in fact, I would categorically say that I don’t want to see anyone’s hoo-ha, especially in public), but she somehow seems to drain the energy out of everything she wears. Think about this dress without such a suffocating neckline, in a more vibrant color or print, with softer hair. BAM! Instantly better. However, Allison would never do that, I think. And when you have a monochromatic dress with no real visual interest and severely under-styled, everything about the dress and the person seems boring. When you get repeated moments like this, with her choosing clothing that seems to age her by a decade or more, well, you start to make conclusions about the person’s personality.

          • Vickiefantastico

            I see what you’re saying, and perhaps Miley was a bad example, although I think she does get a lot of positive comments from people on this site. My main point is that if someone is shown in a very provocative dress, she is awarded the courtesy, at least on this site, of not being called a “slut” or “skank” due to no “slut shaming”. I’m not saying this is a bad thing. However, I feel like poor Alison here deserves the same courtesy about her choice for wearing more conventional, ladylike clothing. Call her clothing boring all you want, but don’t call HER boring. I’ve seen comments like “she makes me want to puke, she bugs, she’s annoying, she’s prissy, ugh her agin, and the like.” That’s about her as a person, even her “celebrity personality”, and ust because those words aren’t as universally accepted as bad as the word “slut”

          • I’m sorry, but no. We won’t be worrying about “boring shaming” on this site. I’m sorry if the comments posted about this actress bothered you so much but they were very mild comments – and totally in line with the kind of commentary we’ve always had and encouraged around here. This one apparently set you off and we’re sorry to hear it, but this entire site – and the book we wrote – is based on the idea of using clothes to sell an image, making the image you’re selling as worthy of discussion as the clothes. It’s not out of line for anyone here to offer their thoughts on the actress in question. It happens in every single red carpet post here.

          • @Biting Panda

            Really well said.

    • Sly

      I completely agree with everything you have just stated. I mean, she is one ladystar who doesn’t dress for her age as numerous people state here, but I don’t believe that’s true. She dresses in a sophisticated, ladylike, beautiful manner. And is there anything wrong with that. And as far as her personality goes, Laura Brown from Harper’s Bazaar interviewed her for The Look (On YouTube) and she was engaging, funny, witty. I just feel because she doesn’t do anything scandalous, they all label her as boring. Even the cover of Elle where she’s wearing something sexy, everyone was still ragging on her. She can’t win apparently.

      • Vickiefantastico

        I completely agree! If this were an isolated incident, I wouldn’t even comment, but this happens literally whenever she is featured in this site. She truly can’t win.

        • Why are you ignoring all the comments from people who like the dress and like that she’s so covered up? Or at the very least, aren’t making the kind of personal assessments that have you upset? There’s a whole range of responses here.

          • Vickiefantastico

            You know, I’m sorry my comments offended you in any way. I’m also sorry this “set me off”, but yes, it did. This has not been an isolated incident with her, and I do still contend that many (you are right, not all) comments were rather harsh and mean about her character. I have looked through the comments, by the way. Regardless, gentlemen, your response to me has lost a fan here. While I have not posted as much, you have responded to me I think twice. Both times you were not very nice and absolutely did not value my opinion. I thought you were funny, but quite honestly, not anymore. I am sorry that

          • We couldn’t have been any more polite than we were in our response and even said we were sorry that you were so upset. If urging you to seek out the commentary you like and ignoring the commentary you don’t is causing you to leave and never come back, then it doesn’t appear that you’re prepared to be reasonable about this. Thank you for your support over the years.

    • smh4748

      I’m not going to knock anyone for not showing off their boobs or hoo-has in public. That is, in my personal opinion, quite commendable. She’s pretty, and looking through other things she’s been tagged in, I think I like her look on the whole.

      But this is first and foremost a fashion site, and there are possibly literal *acres* of unbroken thick pink fabric in these photos. And that is worthy of commentary.

  • colleenjanel

    Take the sleeves off and add a sparkly belt. Then we might be getting somewhere.

  • JP


  • jilly_d

    needs a belt and a blowout. The dress OR the hair, dear. Not both.

  • DTLAFamilies

    Patricia Nixon scandalizes the White House press with the daring cutout.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Katharine Hepburn could’ve rocked this dress. But it demands loose, full hair and a pin. And Cary Grant as an escort. That’d sex it up.

  • LiterateWonderful

    I like the earrings.
    There! I said something nice.

  • LeelaST

    That Pepto Bismol fabric wasn’t quite heavy enough so they added pleats for even more volume. Ugh.

  • KinoEye

    I have to wonder — will Allison’s style continue to age as she ages? If it does, she’s already dressing as a septugenarian, so what does that leave for the golden years?

  • willworktomorrow

    These look like high school glamour shots.

  • Skippymom1

    Mamie Eisenhower pink. Made out of upholstery fabric. Stop giving the woman credit for being “chaste” and “covered up” when her back is bare to her waist. Can’t have both.
    And even a belt and/or necklace couldn’t help how poorly constructed this is. Check out the extra fabric in her armpits….this looks awful, not b/c of Allison but b/c it is but ugly.

  • SewingSiren

    This I think is a personal best for her. It is conservative, but it has a little edge too.

  • suzq

    All I know is that I could not wear that dress. At all. You need a bra if you’re going to wear something that clingy. Well, the backless plunge part nixes that. Sans bra, maybe a pair of those sticky chicken cutlet thingies or one of those around the neck bras. But you need perky boobs to pull that off.

    Her body looks incredible in the dress. Now let’s get to what’s really bugging everyone. The dress is cut in the middle and THE SKIRT IS TOO FULL. Had the dress some princess seaming, and a couple less skirt panels, it would have been modern and streamlined.

  • Trickytrisha

    For me, there’s always too much face on that head. Does that make sense? She has strong, almost masculine, features and does little to soften them with fuller hair. The dress just plain doesn’t work.

  • Cassidy Olsen

    I feel like this entire thing is just a frame for her giant, perfect teeth.

  • unbornfawn

    A statement necklace would have helped.

  • nannypoo

    I really don’t mind her prissiness, but this is just an ugly dress. I hate the color. That seam around the waist is bulky and needs a good pressing. The lack of detail in the front is the only reason I find the open back to be even the least bit interesting. Is it made of wool? Or sheets of some kind of industrial foam? And her greasy flat hair is doing nothing for her. How is it possible for a pretty young woman to make herself look as bad as this? I’m just glad we can’t see her shoes.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    At least she’s always impressed with her own sense of glamour, so that makes one of us.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      All T, all shade!

      • ScarlettHarlot

        The library is open!

  • Kim Albrechtsen

    Why would they put a seam across the waist? Why?!?!?! It just chops her in half. 🙁

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    She’s all business in the front and party in the back.

  • Chartreusite

    I honestly think this would’ve been quite the dramatic look if it was styled differently [ie more loose hair different, more modern earrings and maybe something on one of the arms], but I’m not much of a style queen so what do I know?

  • kategs

    Oh gee guys, I’d never have guessed! I like it a lot. She’s utterly completely different and that’s pretty spiffy in my book.

  • bingo

    I like that Allison balances out the force, so to speak. there are 100 lady (and male) stars who are 45 trying to look 25. she is 25 and rocking a hot, pennsylvania dutch introvert-trying-to-project-extrovert 45.

  • The back is not as fabulous as you think, miss.

  • MsC

    Well, she’s just a tall glass of … Pepto.

  • Kathy Monkman

    The fabric looks like something a pillow would be made out of…in 1981.

  • SierraDelta

    Her first stop should have been demidaemon’s Accessories Rescue Pound.

    • demidaemon

      Indeed. Although I don’t know how many–if any–would be attracted to this dress.

  • JaymeKay

    A strong lip, a fancy belt and a cocktail ring could make this a swell look. She is classically pretty, and sticks to conservative looks. Give her credit for that. I am tired of seeing younger girls with dresses cut up and down to there.

  • supri_supri

    Would have been better at a quirky tea-length with gorgeously embellished ankle strap pointy toe pumps. And a stack of sparkling bracelets.

  • demidaemon

    Seriously. This girl needs to let go a little sometime. It’s getting a little annoying. No one’s going to hate you if you bust out the miniskirt once in a while.

  • LadyKateC

    I would like this on her with loose hair and a beautiful necklace, but as is, it is too severe.

  • elirt

    She’s trying to hard to be Grace Kelly.

  • No. Next…

  • ybbed

    She could learn something from Jennifer Lawrence about how to dress for a party.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I think she’s hiding some Kiebler Elves under her skirt. I heard their tree burnt down and they need a new place to make cookies.

  • peachy

    she bugs because she’s a weensy bit self-righteous. that irritates reasonable folk.

  • mdcoon127

    hate it

  • melanie0866

    SO hate the hair. Yuck yuck yuck.

  • Sally Spannagle

    Her expression in this dress scares me

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  • BackseatDriver

    At the very least needs a sparkly belt and a blowout?

    • martha

      I think this totally calls for a sparkly belt