Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Ports 1961 at the “Veep” Season 3 Premiere

Posted on March 25, 2014

Nice to see Julia got her sassy back.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends HBO’s “Veep” Season 3 Los Angeles Premiere in a Ports 1961 dress paired with Roger Vivier shoes and Neil Lane jewelry.

She’d been in a style slump, showing up in things we deemed too frumpy or too serious for her. Clearly, our words cut her to the bone and caused her to say “I’ll show those judgmental bitches. Get me… A FLORAL!” And thus her style slaves were sent out to the world on a mission: get Miss Julia something sassy and fun so she won’t have to listen to those bitchy queens complaining about her anymore.

Man, we can’t wait for that mid-calf hemline trend to go away. It’s not the worst trend we’ve ever seen, but in typical red carpet style fashion, it’s WAY over-deployed – and often on women who simply shouldn’t be wearing it. Julia can get away with it, but we sure wish this was hemmed to just under the knee. Also: the shoes are nice, but with that hem length, we’re thing something a little more modern or youthful would be helpful. Then again, she’s not wearing naked shoes and for that, we should be very grateful.

All in all, she looks pretty good. Can’t wait for Veep to start. It’s laugh-till-you-snort TV.



[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com]

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  • @Biting Panda

    Heyyyyyyy foxy Lady!

  • Sarah

    Considering she’s in front of world’s most paisley backdrop, it’s a pretty good testament to her look (and her!) that all I see is the pretty floral dress.

    • Kent Roby

      Aside: the bar 1/2 block from me just covered a couple of walls with greenery like the back-drop of the Real Simple RC where Emmy Rossum was featured here recently; it’s hard for me to walk in front of that wall without doing a step-and-repeat!

      • Sarah

        Werq it!

      • Monabel

        Or, bend and snap!

  • MarissaLG

    She looks great and HAPPY. I’m excited for the show!

  • SewingSiren

    Like the red toe of yesterday, the paisley backdrop is all I see. Background fail.

    • @Biting Panda

      It’s a seemingly easy concept to grasp, is it not? People, of all shapes, sizes and coloring, will be wearing all different kinds and colors of clothes, in front of whatever backdrop you use. It’s called the Step and Repeat. Like Olen Mills, the backdrop should be neutral enough to accommodate a majority of people, having to stand in front of it. (Though the flip side is the every now and again, we get something fab, like the Miu Miu black cat from a while back.)

    • Darcy H

      No but seriously, what drugs do you have to be on to look at that paisley and go “You know what this would be perfect for? A photoshoot backdrop!”

      • demidaemon

        Not great ones, that’s for sure.

    • alyce1213

      For two days in a row, we get paramecia.

  • jw_ny

    She is sassy…got a little baby head action going on there….you go Julia! 😉

    Cute look, from the knee up. Knee down, not so much.

    And, ban paisley from backdrops…it clashes with print dresses!

  • Carrie

    You can just see how confident she feels. Go her. She looks fab!

  • MilaXX

    She looks great, but man who plans these things? Between the backdrop and the VEEP poster that’s a lot going on behind the lady wearing a floral print.

  • marlie

    The shape and fit of the dress are great, but I really don’t like the print, plus parts of the print keep making me think that there’s a smudge on my glasses.

    • ccinnc

      That print reminds me of Kim Kardashian’s awful dress at the Met.

    • I think I’d like the roses in another colour. I don’t like lavender/purple roses.

  • Introspective

    Veep is one of the most brilliant comedy series. ever.

    Julia’s still got the goods. agree on the overdone hem length of late, but she’s still rocking it. The bod is perfection.

  • I started watching Veep because of you guys, and now it’s one my favorite tv shows.

    • Kent Roby

      Adding it to my watchlist now! Oops, nevermind, not on streaming. 🙁

  • Mothra

    That dress, while I like it because I’m partial to flowery prints, has skinny bridesmaid written all over it. The backdrop isn’t doing anyone any favors, but honestly she looks pretty good and i LOVE VEEP! Even though her nails and shoes match i think I’m ok with that. Did she have work done on those cheekbones?

  • sojourneryouth

    That backdrop is like Attack of the Zombie Amoebas. U-g-l-y. She, however, looks happy and amazing–she’s aging really really well. Agree about the iffy hemline and shoes, but the bracelet and ring are lovely.

  • lynnlee

    She looks happy too.

  • B_C_J

    The fit is lovely. The print & the color palette feel dated to me. The person who selected the backdrop should be flogged.

  • decormaven

    A PR Intern must have set up that step and repeat- such a poor choice for publicity shots. Miss Julia is working it overtime here- she is really bringing the energy here. Snaps for a nice manicure and jewelry. Star power!

  • nannypoo

    My grandmother always wore her dresses this length. She said that the ugliest part of a woman was the back of the knee and it should be covered at all times. She also said to always undress in the closet so your husband would never see you naked. Words to live by, people.

  • KinoEye

    That hemline looks good on virtually no one. It’s even making Miss Julia look stumpy, and we all know she’s not. I can usually play devil’s advocate for trends, but this is one I genuinely don’t get.

  • tallgirl1204

    I think this is lovely on her. Yes, it could be a little shorter, but I didn’t even notice because the neckline and fabric set Julia’s best features off to wonderful effect.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I cannot wait for this show start back up. It’s frigging magnificent.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    Yowza. Still lookin’ hot, Elaine!

  • butterflysunita

    She looks amazing in that dress.

  • Joanna

    I actually do not hate the long hem here – I think if it were any shorter, she’d be looking like she was trying to hard.

  • ballerinawithagun

    I love all of it! I’m normally not a Floral person but the shades of purple with gray and black are perfect with her coloring. The shoes are great and actually look as if you could walk and stand in them for hours (this is coming from a woman who is almost exclusively in high heels…) and I think the length really shows off her ankles and is suitable for the dress, shorter and the proportions would be way off. My husband LOVES this sort of look.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Look at that extra curved seaming on the side of the bust for great support!

  • Sophie

    Between the dress, the poster and the backdrop, that’s a lot of print. I’m not a fan of the dress print, but she looks really good here (even with the hem length).

  • Shawn EH

    I love the length, I think it’s flattering. She looks like she’s having a great time, deservedly so; loved her in character Veep bit for all the awards shows.

  • Heather

    Do NOT like – too 1992. She looks great otherwise, however.

  • kategs

    I’m waiting to see all the gorgeous necklaces she wears on Veep. There’ve been some stunners.

  • Paula Pertile

    Isn’t there some saying about hemlines going up and down with the economy? (shorter in the roaring 20’s, long in the Depression, etc.). So what does this say about where we are right now I wonder.

  • Missy

    She just does not age. Whatever pact she made with whomever or whatever blood of virgins she’s drinking… I’ll take it.

  • Fuchaforever


  • Dagney

    Hemline. hemlinehemlinehemline. Gawd.

  • Cheryl

    Man I could not a agree more about the mid-calf hem. I’m very short, so I’ve always avoided this length, but I’m beginning to think that it might not even be good on my taller fellow women.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I love a good floral print and this is not one of them. But I love how it looks on her. The shape is great and there’s just enough cleavage on display.

  • Pennymac

    Cute dress, but I really hate how the roses get big and blurry right at her waist on one side. Unless I’ve got schmutz on my glasses.
    Nope, still there.

  • MaryMitch

    Does she EVER age?
    But I like her with the “Selena” hairstyle much better.

  • KT

    She looks great, I really like this. And her skin is seriously incredible. And yes, Veep is hilarious. Hooray all around!

  • alyce1213

    Love it all. (minus 5″)

  • Sofia

    another blurry pattern on another funny woman (amy poehler here awhile back). you wouldn’t even have to be drunk to get really close and peer at her pattern.

  • heuristicvalue

    So wish the hem was shorter, but she looks fab. She is the epitome of a woman “aging gracefully” to me (barf to that term, but I don’t know how else to describe what I mean). Hell, she looks younger than she is, so maybe she’s had botox or whatnot, but I love that she is beautiful and not plasticized.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I hope they didn’t throw that paisley back drop out, because that would be the BEST bathroom wallpaper! I LOVE a light blue/maroon combination!

  • SRQkitten

    I’m finally breaking down to get HBO, primarily because of Game of Thrones but can’t deny that Veep is a plus too! In The Thick of It was one of my favorite UK tv shows and love the US spin on politics with Ms. Julia. Who’s looking pretty awesome in front of that wretched wallpaper.

  • I don’t know how to say this with more emphasis but, ” For the love of pete, I couldn’t agree with Tlo more about mid-calve hems and naked shoes.’
    It’s not a fashion statement if it makes everyone look ugly. It’s a fad.

  • amaranth16

    She looks great, except for the hemline (as a person with stubby little legs, I am especially sick of this trend). So nice to see her in a color for once! That neckline is to die for on her, and her arms are great.

  • e jerry powell

    I’m loving the look, but in that third photo her jaw is scaring me.