Elizabeth Henstridge in Badgley Mischka at the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Premiere

Posted on March 17, 2014

Elizabeth Henstridge attends the premiere of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California in a Badgley Mischka dress.

Badgley & Mischka Fall 2013 Collection





[Photo Credit: Famous/ACE/INFphoto.com, Andrew Evasn, Kazuki Hirata/PRPhotos.com, Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images]

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  • BlairBear

    please don’t tell me the Cleopatra look is coming back in because of Lifetime’s Liz and Dick

  • Brittani Root

    Shorten it and take away the hip triangles. You might have something then.

    • Ms. Schmidt

      The length is the main problem as far as I am concerned. She looks stumpy as it is in these pics.

      • Nancer

        I agree – I like the dress, and other than the length she looks good in it.

    • E. D.

      Agree, it needs to be shorter.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Huh… it’s like an Allison Williams doll trying on a more daring dress. Love the dress but it needs (deserves) a lot more attitude than this girl seems able to give.

  • @Biting Panda

    Oh. This is unfortunate. Above is a lovely young woman, who has a body that is perfection, but she is not tall enough nor thin enough for THIS dress. It is making her seem squat and that is a crime. GTINYD.

    • TrixieConQueso

      I am thinking FMO.

      • Liz

        My thought as well.

    • Kitten Mittons

      I was just thinking what a lovely body she has. She is beautifully curvy and healthy looking.

      Her face is giving me hints of a Winona Ryder/Jennifer Garner lovechild.

      • @Biting Panda

        Right? I love that she is not the walking close hanger, so many strive to be. I wish she’d worn a dress that emphasized and complemented her frame.

        • Kitten Mittons

          Me too. I hope she stays this way, as she seems to be relatively new to fame.

  • mlle

    Remove the fringe at the bottom and it’s less overwrought and hits her legs in a more flattering place.

    • Sarah

      Fringe at bottom and at middle. Needs to be sleek to be a success, I’m thinking.

    • rabswom

      My thought as well. I could deal with it until I got to the fringe at the bottom.

  • marlie

    Girl, that’s not your dress. Send it to a taller ladystar. Her hair is pretty boring, but her makeup looks pretty. And I like the color of the mani.

    • kmk05

      That is no one’s dress. The arts and crafts in it is just too strong. And it really must be said that the proportions of this particular garment really don’t suit her.

      Her face is magnificent, though.

      • SugarSnap108

        At first glance, I thought, remove the fringe and this could look great on a taller lady. But the more I look at it, the tackier it becomes.

        • kmk05

          It’s all the fringing at the bust and the waist, which sends it right into Tackyland. You need a PhD in clothes-wearing and some very low lighting to make it work, I think, which relegates it into a FMO dress on a runway or in an editorial.

          It looks like an Eagle on her boobs, though, which is patriotically on point for the movie.

      • marlie

        I could see Zoe Saldana in this, and she’d totally be able to pull it off. I’m not crazy about the fringe, but otherwise, I sort of like the arts and craft-iness of it.

        • kmk05

          It does sort of look like something Zoe Saldana has already worn (and is right in her wheelhouse). I actually kind of like it on the model, because it’s definitely helped by the accessorising (the tights, the bun and the model’s attitude) which is all missing here.

  • Mrs. Julien

    It had me until the fringe.

  • Evan

    Talk about too literal.

  • MilaXX

    She looks like a human shield. Dress is okay but that bottom trim of rick rack needs to go.

  • jw_ny

    armor and rivets…going into battle “fabulously”


    • Anna

      LOL, I was thinking the dress looked like a magic carpet. Either way, seems capable of flight.

    • kimmeister

      I, too, was seeing a stylized version of a pilot’s pin.

  • I am not a fan of the furry, feathery, fluffy bit. Ditch that, and the waistband entirely, and get some more internal corsetting going on, and cut it off just above the knee, and we might have something here.

  • Well, I guess it/she get points for somehow managing to make reference to a large superhero logo across the bodice of a designer frock, but it needs to be hoiked up and that fringe explosion at the hem is a bridge too far. Remove it. This will also raise the hem to above her knees, where it clearly belongs. My goodness, is today “stumpification Monday”?

    • I think you have just fixed this dress – removing that wickety wack fringe on the bottom would absolutely fix this. 🙂 Plus it would fix the stump factor!

      The only thing this dress is currently missing is a presidential seal. 😉

  • Gatto Nero

    Sara Burton might have executed this idea better.

  • I think this dress is overplayed, even on the runway. And it certainly isn’t doing her any favors.

  • Kitten Mittons

    Someone took a Miss Universe costume and tried to make real clothes out of it.


  • Kent Roby

    This dress is giving me ankh-st, but at least her Nefertitis aren’t showing.

    • Kathy

      I see what you did there. 🙂

      • Kent Roby

        She’s not showing her asp, either!

        • Kathy

          Oh, I wish I’d thought of that one!

  • jif

    Perfect dress for cocktails at the local Masonic lodge.

  • KinoEye

    Oh… oh no. Pretty girl, FUGLY dress. Yeesh.

  • empath

    She’s a couple of inches too short and for the dress; the gold waistband and the fringe make her appear to be thick-waisted. The fringe is just bad design.
    The exaggerated lady part and arrows pointing to it are particularly disturbing. — Maybe it’s her super power?

  • NMMagpie

    Man alive, that dress is doing nothing positive for her.

  • B_C_J

    This dress needs some editing. The fringe at the hem & at the waist has to go. However the truth is that she is not sufficiently tall for it even without these embellishments

  • she’s so pretty i don’t even care that it slices/dices/stumpfies in weird ways. I’ll forgive, for she has a lovely chin and charming eyebrows.

  • Shawn EH

    That’s a whole lotta look.

  • Miss Ruth

    Holy frippery, Batman. Isn’t part of art knowing when to stop?

  • majorbedhead

    The silver panels on the bottom and the black panels on the side are screaming “Expressway To Vagina-Land!” Or at least they are to me. Or maybe I’ve had too much coffee this morning. Look! A squirrel!

  • cmb123

    She’s cute. That dress is not. Go find something young and fun my dear

  • jbontrager78

    Hate. The breastplate doesn’t work, and the fringe is all wrong.

  • Imasewsure

    Super awful dress… make it a mini or a long flow-y gown and the part from the knees up could be forgiven. No forgiveness for the fringe however

  • RoseJB

    Needs the fishnets.

    • Candigirl1968

      It’s both boring and busy without something to give it some oomph.

  • Grumpy Girl

    The dress should not have that band around the middle–unless it went broader at the top. My problem is also on the model: because the top embellishment is narrower (than the dress), but the waistband is all the way around, it makes her waist look wider than her middle.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Hmm. I think I went from “It’s odd, but I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt” to full on scrolldown fug by the time it got to the beaded fringe. It’s not working.

  • Sofia

    sorry, this woman’s look is not suitable for such an exotic dress. just look at how it sizzles on the model.

  • That’s a cute dress but the proportions went wonky on her which leads me to believe its fmo (for models only).
    Also, companies should realize sizing up a garment should involve some proportion scaling, not just width. There’s no reason this dress should look so stretched on a woman barely larger than the model.

  • JauntyJohn

    That is an Angela Basset dress.

    That is not an Elizabeth Henstridge dress.
    She is beautiful and that dress is completely unflattering.

  • kimmeister

    That gold band is sitting too low on her waist for it to be remotely flattering. It’s even a bit low on the model, so it’s a design issue, but it’s exacerbated by Elizabeth’s non-giraffe torso.

  • Pennymac

    Oh, Honey, no.

  • I have no idea who this person is, but I seriously thought it was Allison Williams. Just me?

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    She looks lovely but damn if that isn’t just about too much dress for any mere mortal.

  • Jacob Bowen

    Until I get to the fringe I LOVE this dress…but not on her.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Take away all the fringe and I would like it a lot more.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    What an absolutely hideous dress.

  • Beardslee

    This dress reminds me of my recent ordeal of helping my daughter choose a prom dress. I cannot get behind a dress that reminds me in any way of a prom dress, even if this dress isn’t candy colored and the bling is geometrical.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    This is a great dress for a super hero-themed red carpet. But all the fringe has to go (just, no) and then hike the whole thing up about 2 or 3 inches and we’d be in business.

  • Trickytrisha

    That’s a model only dress. Even then it’s rather, uh…unattractive?

  • Jess Collett

    I think the thought process behind this dress was ‘What if Ancient Egyptians had tinsel?’

  • Gorgeous girl…. that dress is NOT her friend!

  • Sophie

    Take off the fringe. I think the hip diamonds on the model are in a different (shiny) fabric, which ties the bottom shiny bit in to the rest of the dress.
    To my surprise, I rather like this dress. Just in different circumstances.

  • crash1212

    Well, it looks like a costume for a cartoon character, so I guess…..WIN?

  • SorayaS

    I like the dress but I don’t think she’s edgy enough for it- GTNYD. The hair and makeup are completely gorgeous but somehow not right for this look.

  • kfizz

    She might have worked it if she’d committed to standing up straight, but with that slouch, it’s wearing her.

  • embers618

    There are some issues with the dress, but this is an actress on a so-so TV show that’s run by a franchise known for blockbuster movies, and she’s getting our attention. Whatever other problems there are, this is a publicity win for her.

  • quiltrx

    This dress may be FMO. It appears to make mere mortals look really wide. And too much foofaraw.

  • SierraDelta

    The top is interesting; the bottom is. . .weird; the fit is off; the shoes are boring; the jewelry is absent; the hair is basic. But I really like her nail polish.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Oh, Dear. You lost me at the fringe.

  • MannahattaMamma

    She’s wearing her very own superhero outfit since in the movie she is just “the girl.”
    (and could the Uncles start a category called WTF? This outfit could be a prime contender)