IN or OUT: Emma Stone in Christian Dior at “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” Fan Event

Posted on March 28, 2014

This dress was always gonna be a tough sell to us, but the bridesmaid shoes just killed its chances.


Emma-Stone-Spider-Man-Fan-Event-Christian-Dior-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Emma Stone attends ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Singapore Fan Event in Singapore in a Christian Dior look paired with Christian Louboutin ‘Iriza’ pumps and Cartier jewelry.

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It doesn’t help that they look like they’re torturing her feet. Is there perhaps an underlying tone to her happy facial expression? A subtle sense of “JESUS GOD MY FEET ARE ON FIRE,” perhaps? We sympathize, but that dress is still a problem. The shape is really awful on her. All kinds of droopy on a girl who’s the embodiment of the word “perky.” And that color just turns it into Grandma’s Crochet Project. This would look lovely as, say, a trivet cover, maybe. But a dress? All the perky in the world can’t save this one for us.

But go ahead. We have a feeling it’ll get some strong defense from the kittens. Sell it to us, darlings.



Bitter Kittens make the call:


IN! I love this look and now I’m going to tell you why!

OUT! Nailed it, T Lo! You guys are so smart. Can I touch your hair?


There was a surprisingly tight race when it came to Jennifer Connelly’s high end Frankendress. Way more Bitter Kittens than we could have predicted rallied to defend the look, pushing it ever-so-slightly into the IN column. Anti-Frankendress party members have vowed to come back even harder in the next vote.


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  • @Biting Panda

    OUT. Her feet look fucking ridiculous! And that’s not her dress.

  • RussellH88

    Her poor feet!

  • Maggie

    My feet are in so much pain just LOOKING at hers right now!

  • Mikki Anderson



    • @Biting Panda

      omg i have full body laughter at that

  • Emily Smith

    Oh her feet ouch ouch. Although I actually really do like the color. Can I give her dress an in and her feet a pair of fuzzy bunny slippers?

  • M_E_S

    Ouuuuut. She looks weirdly out of proportion in that first photo and it’s freaking me out.

  • lunchcoma

    For me, this is more scroll down fug than a bona fide out. I actually like the color and the crochet, and I like the idea from the chest up. I think the waistline and the skirt length are a problem, though, and obviously the shoes are terrible.

    I’m still almost inclined to vote it in.

    • barbarienne

      Yes, you’ve hit it! From the chest up, the dress is fine. It goes wrong somewhere in the middle.

    • Cyprienne Zed

      YES — make it a blouse, with black cigarette pants.

      • lunchcoma

        Oh, that would be perfect, and I think it would solve so many of the shape issues.

      • greymain

        now THAT I could get behind.

      • Cheryl

        Yes, that exactly!.

  • Jess Collett

    I think the dress could really work, but probably not on a red carpet and definitely not with those shoes. OUT.

  • Emily

    Awww, I kind of like it. The shoes are terrible, and I feel like everything needs to come up about 2.5″ (hem, sleeve length, and waistline) but I still think it’s pretty. A soft in.

    • marlie

      I’m happy that designers are finally putting the waist of the garment at the anatomical waist (or that stylists are putting their clients into those clothes). Enough with the high-waisted crap. Plus, my torso is so long that this as-is would probably look high-waisted on me anyway.

      • Emily

        To me, this doesn’t look like it’s hitting her at her natural waist, though. It all looks awfully droopy.

        • marlie

          The waist of her dress might be sitting below her natural waist but above her hips, but that actually seems the best place for it (to me). Unless one of us accosts her with a tape measure, I doubt we’ll know for sure. 😛

    • Lorelei_D

      Or lengthen the hem to cover the shoes!

  • lbl

    That first sentence is exactly how I felt when I first saw this. This is an OUT.

    Different, black, shoes would have helped a lot. And maybe a belt to break it up and make the top less droopy looking. But honestly, I’m just not sure this dress is for her all. It calls for someone much different, but I don’t know who.

  • lexilexi

    Out for the granma dress, the torturous shoes and not sure I love that hair color …

  • Karen Clark

    Totally agree with you guys on this. First, I cried when I saw her feet! And then the pouchiness of the bodice, and then the color. Sad.

  • barbarienne

    Whoever is styling her hair and face lately needs to be put on fat retainer, stat. Above the neck is great.

    The dress is okay. It’s venue-appropriate. But it’s not really doing anything for her.

    The shoes are HORRIBLE. Ow ow ow ow ow ow. For those alone I must say “out.” Beauty may be pain, but the payoff should be worth it. Those DTM shoes would only be worth it if they gave a cooling foot massage as she walked.

  • Pennymac

    That dress is a big ol’ ill fitting mess of cheap looking polyester lace NO.

  • Anna


    Face and hair are gorgeous though, love the mani and that she keeps her nails short like me!

    • marlie

      I’m with you. My nails are just past my fingertips, and it’s driving me nuts.

      • Anna

        I’m one of those nutcases that has to cut them to the length I like BEFORE going in for a manicure. Cannot abide long nails and I hate the feeling/sound when I’m typing. Before becoming an office drone, I spent 6 years working in a restaurant kitchen so long nails were definitely a no-no (and just the idea of things getting under my nails freaks me the hell out).

    • Grumpy Girl

      I like the short nails but not that color (with this dress). With the busy pattern and matchiness between shoes and dress, I would have liked a more sheer or just generally “softer” color than that grayish rose. (Said by someone who adores gray.)

  • mhlmh

    IN. I think she’s making the dress work. Definitely the wrong shoes. Give her a pair of fuzzy brown slippers!

  • marlie

    IN. I sort of love the dress in a weird, vintage-store-purchase sort of way, and I like the shoes, but they shouldn’t have been worn together. But her hair and makeup are gorgeous.

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      I 100% agree.

    • Ginger

      Wouldn’t those shoes be amazing with a great pair of jeans and a kickass top?

  • MilaXX

    OUT – I might have given the dress a pass with the right shoe, but the dyeables just kill the look.

  • luluransom

    Like the dress, love the shoes, but together–yee gods! Awful. OUT

    Also, are the shoes that much too small or does she really have arches that high? Yikes!

  • tonibaloney

    Gah! It looks like she has a broken ankle in those torture devices!

  • Capt. Renault

    Well? What about it? CAN I touch your hair?

  • mjude

    out. holy hell on the shoes

  • Evan

    IN. I kind of like it (Hides in corner). Her poor feet though 🙁

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Lower case in.

      • Evan

        Yes, I shouldn’t have put it in caps.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    OUT. However, for me if you cut the dress bottom off, the top would work as a blouse with some skinny black pants.

  • SugarSnap108

    OUT. Indefensible.

  • Danielle

    Small in. I love that color on her, just not in a crocheted pattern. And those poor, tortured feet. Screw waterboarding, we should just force criminals to walk around in sky-high Loubs.

  • Grumpy Girl

    Out. The shoes are just scary. The dress is unappealing. I actually like the color, but not that much of it–it seems like more by being a giant doily, than if it were even a solid, I think. I’m having late 70s high school dance flashbacks with the shape and length and droopiness.

  • In a word: OUT.
    In six words: Sweet Jesus on a breadstick, NO.

  • jw_ny


    But! I actually considered giving this an IN solely because she didn’t go the KK route and just wear a black bra and granny panties beneath the mesh. 😉

    • Cheryl

      And unlike KKK, she’s not bulging out of the little holes.

    • kimmeister

      Yes, I was so grateful that she’s wearing it lined!

  • Lori

    Out. I don’t hate the dress quite as much as the Uncles do, but the length is seriously bad and the color is doing nothing for her. It’s the bridesmaid shoes that really kill it though. No getting around that.

  • FrigidDiva

    IN–I’d like it more if the waist was a little less droopy, but overall I like the dress. The shoes, however, are another story. I think a shoe color close to the color of the polish on her nails would have been interesting, instead of just opting for black.

  • teensmom99

    OUT. I like the color on her but the dress–frankly, you can get that dress at Chicos. No need to even scroll down to the shoes for the out.

  • Mrs. C

    I don’t love the dress, but I do appreciate the fact that it’s lined. Props to whoever is responsible. (Won’t comment on the shoes.)

  • Carolyne

    It’s too old for her. I’m thinking if it was green, I could wear it next spring as a mother-of-the-bride dress when my youngest daughter gets hitched. so if she was 35 years older, no, even then it’d still just be okay.

  • LaSylphide

    Out. The dress isn’t awful, but it’s doing absolutely nothing for her.

  • Town

    She looks like a human raspberry.

  • Sara__B

    Spiderman, come rescue her from those shoes!

  • KendraMR

    OUT. Ugly dress and your shoes should never be contortionistic devices, but her hair and makeup looks pretty.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    These are some seriously terrifying photography angles, her head looks ginormous, and those feet look tortured within an inch of her poor piggies…

  • JauntyJohn

    Sorry, I’m an IN on this one. I love the color on her and I get a kind of funky, vintage, Annie-Hall-Adjacent Vibe.
    I could live with (not love, but live with) matchy shoes IF THEY FIT. Which clearly, those don’t.

    • Imasewsure

      I agree about the dress and also do see that AH vibe for sure. Can’t agree about the shoes though. Them satin satans need to burn

      • JauntyJohn

        LOL “satin satans.”

  • BlairBear

    In. Less on its own individual merits and more on the fact that Dior has so lowered my expectations that something that isn’t eye searingly awful gets an In from me. Also she is selling it

  • Lily

    OUT! Granny crochet fabric that makes her look oddly-proportioned. Next, please.

  • Sophie

    I’m having visions of lotus feet. I like the colour, but the rest is OUT. (Can I touch your hair?)

  • In_Stitches

    The shoes make the decision easy. Rarely should you ever match your shoes to your dress exactly. This time is no exception.

    Not loving the hair either. That swoop is almost femme fetale level, but the grown out bob nature of the rest of her cut fights with that sexiness. The end result is just kind of meh.

  • mmebam

    You won’t hear any arguments from me. The only thing I like about this dress is the color. #Out

  • Julie Parr

    IN. Her hair, her smile, her perfect skin. It doesn’t matter what she’s wearing (blasphemy).

  • SayWhaaatNow

    OUT OH MY GOD feet are not supposed to bend that way!!!

  • frannyprof

    Out. Antimacassars do not make good dresses.

  • LeelaST

    OUT. “Grandma’s Crochet Project” – LOL! My grammie actually crocheted furniture doilies just like this. Only in a tasteful ecru – not raspberry!

  • lalahartma

    Out, yucky.

  • Wendi126

    I could sell ice to an Eskimo easier than selling this look. Out

  • stubbornthoughts

    I actually like it. O_O The color is great, could be way better with proper fitting, but she’s selling it for me.


  • Michelle Gennari

    Out… droopy goopy. Pretty color though!

  • rebeemoon

    IN. I think she looks great. The colors, especially of the shoe, are rich and gorgeous. For some reason, the matching shoe works here.

  • Kitten Mittons

    I’m giving her an IN. I like the dress, though I wish it were knee-length or slightly shorter. The shoes are terrible and completely wrong for the look. But I don’t mind the clutch, and her hair and makeup are lovely. As a redhead, I’m glad she got rid of the blonde.

    And she’s just so dang adorable. That smile makes up for the shoes.

  • formerlyAnon

    Out. I was gifted a shapeless hand crocheted dress when I was about her age, and never could figure out a comfortable way to wear it (displaying one’s underwear through one’s frocks not being quite as accepted at that time). It was awkward and oddly a bit shiny and predisposes me to hate this.

    Plus, the shoes. I don’t mind matchy but these are, as noted, bridesmaid.

  • ashtangajunkie

    No. NO. So very no.

  • Carrie

    In 1998 I had a bridesmaid dress almost exactly like that (same color but the lace was a little half shirt over plain satin instead of the full length overlay) It was the worst.

  • Aurumgirl

    No defense from me. It is a crochet project run amok. That girl has looked better in a tshirt and shorts, right outta bed. So this is working hard to make her look bad.

  • sienna elm


  • Gatto Nero

    The colors are pretty on her, but the shape and the homemade vibe make this an OUT.
    Also the shoes, which are contorting her feet to painful extremes.

  • sagecreek

    Oh, dear, that’s an ugly dress. I would only vote it “in” if it were donned by La Bialik, because I grade her on a curve.

  • Julie Chase

    Love the manicure. Otherwise it’s an out.

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    Ick..looks like a village of grannies used a metric ton of craft store Velvet yarn to crochet the worlds largest antimacassars.

  • Rhonda Shore

    OUT. “Grandma’s crochet project” it is. She deserves better.

  • I kinda want to give her a sympathy in for her poor feet!

  • In this case, I don’t mind the matchy shoes because the dress itself is so freaking overwhelming. It’s not bad, but it’s not good. OUT.

  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    IN, at least its not a nude shoe or black minnie mouse pump.

  • mommyca

    Sorry, but in the first picture she looks like Lara Flynn Boyle! wow!
    The dress, not really….

    • Cheryl

      Oh dear, that’s unfortunate, and of course NOW I see it.

  • Shug

    No. Very much no.

  • ImpertinentVixen

    The color is fine but the dress itself screams GRANNY.

  • Jangle57

    OUT, just plain OUT

  • crash1212

    Oh lord – OUT. It’s gotten to the point that I’m already thinking “OUT” when I hear the name Dior even before I see the sad, droopy article. This looks highly combustible and so I hope she stayed away from lit candles. Shoes are awful. Not diggin the swoopy bangs either…I’m thinking they need to swoop in the other direction.

  • Cheryl

    Man, people complain about Steffi’s shoes but these bug me WAY more, than any of the Gaga clodhoppers. At least Gaga’s can leave me gobsmacked in wonderment, these are just ugly and painful looking.
    As for the dress, waist up, it would have been a great top with jeans or as somebody expressed upthread a pair of black cigarette pants. The colour is beautiful, but the skirt part is much too much. Btw, I’m amused by her carrying her own hand held microphone around. I know there is a perfectly plausible reason, but it still looks funny.

  • KinoEye

    Her head looks great, and I like the manicure. The rest is out, out, unequivocally OUT. Can I touch your hair?

  • DoctorBelle

    Out! Give grandma her tablecloth back!

  • Myra Amler

    Out! Dowdy.

  • StarburstLady

    I like the color! I like the shape of the dress! I’d even like the shoes, if they looked like they remotely fit her feet! IN… gah…

  • B_C_J

    OUT! That is a hideous dress.

  • Fuchaforever

    OUT! Enough with the “Little-Orphan-Annie”-as-an-adult-looks! ……I can’t believe Connelly’s Frankendress is IN! Noooooo I demand a recount!

    • Lori

      I know. What is up with Connelly being an In? Did people not see those booties?

  • Fuchaforever

    That’s a Dior dress? Unbelievable. I don’t think Monsieur Dior would be happy to see this!

  • SirLouie

    Couture scratch post. All I can think about is if my cat got ahold of that dress, he’d tear it up.

  • Imasewsure

    I actually don’t hate the dress on her. I hate the dress but I think her natural perkiness makes the Grannyness of this dress kind of ok. Those shoes should die though. I’m going with IN

  • tereliz

    Out on the dress alone. It doesn’t fit in the bodice. It shouldn’t be so blousy.

  • Call me Bee

    I like the dress. It would been awful in black or white, but killer in navy, don’t you think? Those shoes really should be outlawed. But if dopes keep wearing them, they will keep making them.

  • melisaurus

    Too on the nose 90s OUT. I owned outfits like this when I was 11 and my mom made me wear them to church.

  • I like it. It’s fine. But just fine. Too big in the bodice. Thank the lord she went back to being a redhead!

  • Sunraya

    In. The color is gorgeous, the shape is lovely. Would like it better as a cami, but she got me a the color! Would love lime shoes with this.

  • BackseatDriver

    If that fabric was just a skirt, especially with a fun crin or something, that would be great. In its current state though, out.

  • IN. The crushed velvet is coming back. And I will make a killing in Etsy sales, scouring for velvet dresses for the past four months, predicting their rise.

  • conniemd

    Out. Hate the length, hate that pinkish color on a redhead and hate it’s dowdiness on a woman who is really sexy looking,

  • Nancer

    IN! I love the color, and think it looks fabulous on her. Also, the lacy overlay is really pretty, and I am very happy that it is appropriately lined. The shoes are a bit questionable, but overall I love the ease of this dress on her. Plus hair and makeup are beautiful.

  • DuBey2

    OUT: for the dress and shoes.
    But, in a non-existent contest; IN: for the makeup and hair

  • decormaven

    Out. She ought to get an Oscar, though, for smiling through the pain of those shoes. Ye gods, they are torture devices indeed.

  • Sherry N. Sutton


  • ThaliaMenninger

    I love the color. I can’t help it. But Granny’s crochet and the terrible shoes… I am very sorry,, Emma, but you’re out on this one.

  • saintebeuve

    In! It’s got a … lithe vibe. Kind of 90s Winona. Not an ideal new style direction but fun for a one-off. And a gorgeous color.

  • That lace? Santee Alley in LA…$6 yard….. $5 if you buy the whole bolt!

  • A.E. Boredom Queen


  • Alyssa

    Tepid in. I like the color, I think her hair/makeup look great! The hem is too long, and those shoes are pure torture devices to her feet, but my Emma Stone love shines through. I’d so love to grab drinks with her!

  • ellabob

    Grandma’s crochet only belongs on a hanger…

  • OUT. There’s a lot to love about the dress, like if it was that color with another shape, or that shape in a lighter, breezier fabric, or GOD THAT SHAPE. No, never mind. I never even made it to the shoes.

  • zelavie

    As-is, I say OUT. Make the bodice fitted, the skirt above the knee, and for the love of God, please switch the shoes – and then I think it would be a super-cute look.

  • R.A.

    OUT. And CAN I touch your hair?

  • Pablo

    OUT, the shape is doing nothing for her and the shoes look super painful

  • ralish

    She consistently wears clothes that are too big on her. In, but only because I love the head and the color.

  • E. D.

    OUT. I like everything but the shoes and they are sooooo godawful. Plus it doesn’t help that she looks like Lara Flynn Boyle in the first picture. DO. NOT. WANT.

  • a_liking

    dislike the shoes, but not enough to make it a full out. actually really like this dress on her.. the eye makeup isn’t my fave. IN!!

  • Jacob Bowen

    I can’t STAND Jennifer Connelly’s Frankendress, but this one I am going to give an ehhh IN. I think there are SO many great fixes that BK’s have suggested that would work for this, especially just making the dress FIT, but I do like the color on her and her hair/makeup is AMAZING!

  • Courtney

    Yes to the color, no to the dress itself, and double no to those shoes.

  • Granny panties

    In! Lovely colour. Non sexy dress, we all know she’s skinny she doesn’t have to constantly prove it. Shoes look uncomfortable but I like the colour matching the dress.

  • irielle

    Out. Her poor feet!

  • Reality TV Casting

    in shes glowing in this- tlo has an unfair biar against velvet pumps

  • WittyCism

    What’s with the dowdy dressing lately? Has her Grammy been dressing her?

  • ankali

    OUT. And may I add a hearty “Fuck you, Raf Simons”.

  • Judih1

    From the waist up – IN, from the waist to ankles big old OUT. And the shoes are tie-breaker with a OUT, OUT, OUCH. Shoes have frequently been problematic for her on the Spider Man pole dance.

  • omg_dora

    Aww, I just think it’s a pretty dress. Classy in a relaxed way, and she’s young and cute enough for it not to look too grandma. The waistline is too low and the skirt should be less full perhaps, because it does feel a bit droopy. But it’s an IN for me.

  • Janet B

    This is Dior?

  • Mousentrude

    If it were knee length and with different shoes I’d be fine with it. But the length is nothingy and her feet look in so much pain I can’t bear to look at them. Out.

  • Meri

    A tiny, barely audible in. There’s a lot to improve, but I kinda like the dress.

  • SusannaGA

    I can’t disagree with any of TLo’s commentary, but still: IN. To me there’s just something very feminine and pretty about the skirt and the sleeves — and I love this color. She looks lovely!

  • Tom Markiewicz

    IN. I just like it overall, I think it’s a great colour on her.

  • colorjunky

    Out but she still rocks and OUT outfit, love her for that.

  • demidaemon

    Those shoes are all I need to declare this OUT. Torture devices indeed. And while this isn’t horrible for Christian Dior, I don’t love it or hate it. Therefore, an OUT all around.

  • MaggieMae

    The droopiness is all I need to declare this OUT.

  • unbornfawn

    Out. Burn those shoes. Her feet look absolutely tortured. I don’t mind the color of the dress. The length and the poofy waist make it look dowdy on her. The grey nail polish is the final straw.

  • judybrowni

    OUT, OUT, OUT.

    THAT’S Dior? The Limited sale rack, maybe.


    Poor girl.

  • Garcia Loca

    OUT. “Sister wives gone wild” is never gonna be a good look.

  • Shawn EH

    The only thing I like is the gray accents in the makeup. Out.

    • but the grey nail polish has to go. looks like cardiac arrest.

      • Shawn EH

        Actually, I liked those. I wish she’d matchy-matchied the shoes to that. But, I’m not in the medical profession.

  • CatherineRhodes

    IN. In fact, I really like it. Love the burgundy color with her hair, I think the texture of the dress is interesting, and love the velvet pumps. C’mon, bridesmaid shoes are satin! These are kinda badass. Don’t mind matchy here because there’s so much going on with the dress. So, that’s why I’m voting IN.

  • suzq

    So much torture to look so dowdy. It’s Christian Dior! Dior isn’t supposed to make you dowdy!
    And Christian Loutboutin isn’t supposed to torture your feet like that. Are you sure she isn’t wearing their collections for Target?

  • Jecca2244

    i actually like this dress. my feet are burning with memories of bad shoe experiences though.

  • PeaceBang

    Someone please set this dress all the way on fire.