Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Bottega Veneta at the 23rd Hall Of Fame Induction Gala

Posted on March 12, 2014

We never thought we’d see the day when Tina Fey surpassed Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the style front.

 

Honoree Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends the Television Academy’s 23rd Hall Of Fame Induction Gala in Beverly Hills, California in a Bottega Veneta dress

And maybe it’s not fair to compare them  (come on, though; the similarities in looks, style and background are enough for even Tina to make the comparison) but since they both stepped out in the same week sporting looks similar enough in style (a sort of mature, business-like, NYC-esque look) that you’d think they borrowed from each other’s closets, we can’t help it. This just looks like something Tina rejected before she chose that Antonio Berardi. And that makes us sad. We’re happy for Tina that she’s evolved and grown on the style front, but there was a time when JLD owned the “gorgeous funny lady on the red carpet” gig.

If we can do a little armchair red carpet psychoanalysis, we suspect Miss Julia is having a style crisis because of her age. There seems to be this concerted effort on her part to dress more maturely and a little more demurely. You’ll rarely hear us complain about someone paying attention to their style and making tweaks as they progress through the decades, but we honestly think she’s jumping the gun a little. Julia, honey. You don’t fucking age. We’re not suggesting you start dressing like Lea Michele or anything, but you don’t have to be afraid of a little glamour and sex appeal in your clothes now that you’re in your fifties. Hell, even if you were aging like a normal 53-year-old, you’d still have room to dress a little more exciting than this.

Not that this is horrible or anything, but the hem hits at a terrible spot and the blocking on the bodice distorts her shape considerably. In addition, the pinks are kind of harsh against her skin and the super-matchy “gift with purchase” clutch makes us weep. Also: those shoes look HELLACIOUSLY uncomfortable.

Lady, you still got it going on. You don’t have to put it away.

 

 

[Photo Credit: MINFphoto.com, Jason Kempin/Getty Images]

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