Oscars 2014 IN or OUT: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Posted on March 03, 2014

As Diors go, this may be the best one she’s worn since last year’s Oscars. On that level, this really works.

Jennifer Lawrence attending the 86th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby theater in Hollywood, California in a Christian Dior gown accessorized with a Ferragamo clutch and Neil Lane jewelry.

But we can’t deny that we felt a bit of disappointment when we saw it. Maybe she didn’t want to get too grandiose, since she was up for a supporting award and not likely to win it. Still, this felt … plain, somehow. Sure, she’s got an amazing body and this dress is very, very friendly to it, but we’re not feeling the oomph. Love the hair and the necklace, though. And if there’s anything we actively dislike, it’s the dishtowels hanging off her hips. On the other hand, if you took them away, the look would become even more standard.

We don’t know… She’s gorgeous, of course. We could never say she looks bad here, but we can’t deny that we still feel disappointed when we look at. Sandy and Cate and Lupita all looked breathtaking. J Law looks great, but we didn’t gasp.

 

Bitter Kittens make the call:

 

IN! You’re nuts, bitches! I’m bowing down!

OUT! Right on, bitches! All the ladies need to bring their A GAME!

 

Naomie Harris’ hiddy pantsuit was voted OUT, as God (and T Lo) intended.

 

 

 

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    • veleri

      IN!

    • schadenfreudelicious

      She now chooses her Oscar dresses on her ability to pratfall in them….so an IN

      • Jessica Freeman

        It is quite funny that the internet is abuzz with a conspiracy theory that she falls on purpose.

        • SketchyCat

          As a very klutzy gal (I once badly injured my foot with a three-ring binder. True story.), I don’t find her falling odd. I often wonder how these stars manage to not trip over themselves more often than they do–between being in sky-high heels, wearing either enormous or leg-ensconcing dresses, trying to go about your business with a gazillion flashbulbs blinding you, etc. I trip on my own feet just walking from my living room to my kitchen, in pajamas and skid-proof slippers.

          Oh, I’m supposed to form an opinion about clothes? That’s what this site is all about? :0)

          Despite the peplums that has a sad and the Avon lady-adjacent hair, I can’t say she looks bad, per se. So… lowercase in.

          • Jessica Freeman

            As a fellow klutz who has twisted the same ankle twice while merely attempting to walk (in Target, with a full audience), I can completely understand how she could fall. Most designer shoes have leather soles and I have had some serious slips when they get wet. Kate Hudson last night walking out to present was clearly concerned she was going to step on her dress and fall. How they do it, I will never know.

            • SketchyCat

              Stars. They really *aren’t* like us!

              Well, unless they’re Jennifer Lawrence, and then yes, sometimes they *are* just like us.

              “Us” if we all had Dior contracts… :0)

            • VicD

              I once sprained my ankle playing cards.

            • Constant Reader

              I need to know more about this.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips

              And I threw out my back washing dishes. Total klutz. The list of injuries I have sustained doing everyday things is pretty long.

          • Meri

            I’ve managed to injure my foot with a hanger, so I feel you.
            Right, clothes. Not her best, but far from her worst. Combined with the necklace- ‘in’.

            • SketchyCat

              From experience, I know that hangers can be the devil. My husband actually maintains a list of things to keep away from me, many of them seemingly innocuous. I had a dress he made me donate because I was always getting stuck in it. He said he was afraid that one day he’d go out of town, and I’d try to wear it, get stuck, and either asphyxiate and/or starve to death without him there to rescue me.

              In my capable hands, anything can become a lethal weapon. Well, at least a weapon to inflict self-harm.

              If I were a cartoon character, I’d be Wile E. Coyote, because all of my schemes would backfire and injure me instead of my enemy.

              Klutzes of the world, unite! (But please leave your sharp objects at home. We don’t want anyone to lose an eye or a limb…)

          • Jecca2244

            THANK YOU! everyone was saying she fell on purpose. as a klutz who is lucky to get from points A to B in one piece I was offended lol

          • Tlazolteotl

            Fell under a bus in Florence, Italy once. One minute I was on the sidewalk, then I blinked and opened my eyes to see the underneath of a bus chassis. Scared the pee out of me. Same as all you fellow klutzes: I have no earthly idea how normal people walk in normal heels without toppling over, let alone how any of the ladystars make it from one end of the red carpet to the other.

            The dress isn’t fab, but not a knockout either. IN.

        • webslice33

          yes, and she does not need to be an attention grabbing actress..she is a muthafucking oscar winner and a box office blockbuster gal!

        • Linda

          It was all Kate Hudson could do to stay upright on her stroll to front of stage to present. She was trying so hard to look down and not be seen as “looking down” — the dress was beautiful but I think her shoes were snagging/catching the hem and she didn’t want to be the newest JLaw.

      • Blair Sylvester

        As somebody who is very clumsy I take offense. I fall all the time and I’m a dude in sneakers so I can’t imagine how I would fare in very high and thin heels on a slick red carpet.

        • SketchyCat

          Preach.

        • schadenfreudelicious

          As a fellow clumsy person, I can also sympathize, and if that is indeed JLaw’s issue, then it’s important she choose dresses she can tumble gracefully in…hence my IN vote :)

          • siriuslover

            Besides, your name is all about watching the stars fall!

            • schadenfreudelicious

              truedat ;)

          • Blair Sylvester

            haha I wasn’t take offense at you, just at the whole its a conspiracy thing. And rumor has it it was a last minute sub so maybe she didn’t have much time to walk in it, or she might have just hit a wet spot on the carpet and slipped. Or maybe she just wanted a gif

            • Wordsandsongs

              I saw a photo of the aftermath and it looked like she tripped over an orange traffic cone. That’s not something I expect most people anticipate dodging when walking (and waving).

        • lundibleu

          Agreed. I occasionally have balance issues and/or incredibly sore limbs which go all uncoordinated, and like you – dude in sneakers. I can’t imagine coping in heels at best of time, let alone under those circumstances.

          Anyway, I’m voting an IN. She looks great, and sometimes I think plain and simple is the way to go – get attention for that rather than frills and fancy.

          • Kirstin McAulay

            I once fell and sprained an ankle while wearing Doc Marten boots so the heels and wet carper slip is a no brainer for me! (Why I do not wear heels part 995)

            • lundibleu

              Ouch! I thought I was being a bit special once when I managed to twist my ankle (and break my favourite mug at the same time) walking across a flat floor wearing a pair of Docs.

    • theblondette

      So dull. Those pocket-peplum things look awkward, and the whole look seems quickly thrown together. Will be glad when JLaw’s Dior tenure is over!

      • IMNAngryLiberal

        I so agree. Dior and JLaw was not a match made in heaven. She has looked amazing in the editorial features and ads that focus mostly on accessories, but I can’t remember a Dior dress that I thought really worked for her.

    • imperfectlaura

      I feel it would be best for both Dior and JLaw if she didn’t wear Dior to EVERY major red carpet. If she mixed it up and then came out in a stunning Dior at the Oscars, it would make more of an impact than a whole bunch of Dior looks together make. I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by her look, and that’s exactly what happened. I find this utterly forgettable. I really don’t feel right giving this an in or an out. It doesn’t deserve either.

      • marlie

        I’m pretty sure that the contract *forces* her to wear Dior to all major events. Which sucks the most for her. Also, they seem to be putting the crappier designs on her, more so than Cotillard and Theron.

    • Sleepy Guy

      It’s too reminiscent of her superior 2011 Oscar dress… I think the hair looks matronly, but at least her body looks amazing considering her previous Dior debacles.

      • ushoda

        can i say that your profile picture is WAY more interesting than this dress?

        • Sleepy Guy

          Haha! Well, I’m single if anyone is interested.. ;-)

          • ushoda

            can you BE more interesting now? (Chandler’s voice: on)

    • lexilexi

      In, but with a small “i”. = in

      • Rhonda Shore

        That’s exactly how I feel. In, but not rip-roaringly in.

    • Jessica Freeman

      IN. I thought she looked fantastic. I’m all for her having on jewelry, but I wasn’t a fan of the extra necklace in the back and think it would have worked with all the length of the necklace in the front.

      • 3boysful

        I still covet the simple Chopard necklace she wore with the white Dior at the previous Oscars.

    • ellabob

      Loved the color on her – really stood out in the sea of Oscar dresses..

    • Evan

      In, but I think her hair is too light. I think it would look better darker.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      I would give this an IN. It’s understated, but she still looks gorgeous and I love the necklace!

    • Nancer

      I heard her say that her original dress pick didn’t work out (it was vintage), and this was a last minute switch…. so maybe that’s why it didn’t have the zing we expect. Still, she looks beautiful.

      • ConnieBV

        This makes sense.

    • MK03

      IN. Great color, great shape, accesorized perfectly.

    • Missy

      Boy. I mean. She really looks too good to be out. But the “IN” is not unqualified. I hate the hip things. Hate. They just look so tacked-on. I love the necklace. But that’s the only thing I wholly support.

      I guess “in”. I guess.

    • DinaSews

      IN. She looks more on the comfortable side than the glamour side but maybe since she didn’t anticipate a win, this was fine. She still looks beautiful.

    • @Biting Panda

      In. Even though it is too much of a call back to her Calvin Klein from just a few years back.

    • Guest

      Gabrielle Union and Naomie Harris are not the same person.

    • Michael_Jones

      I feel like the curve that I should be grading on is “Jennifer Lawrence in Dior” and not “In Comparison with the Other Women at the Oscars,” so, while I HATE the peplum (or “dishtowels,” as you have accurately named them), she looks better in this dress than in some of the other Dior disasters they’ve contractually obliged her to wear, and I love the hair, necklace, and make-up, so I’ll give it a marginal, lower-case “in.”

    • Maya

      out, only because it’s the oscars and she was nominated. i was disappointed at how standard/boring this was. and, very similar to that calvin klein dress from…2 years ago?

    • Julie Chase

      In, because the dress is entirely inoffensive. But the hip flaps look like landing gear and I have to disagree about the hair-it ages her 20 years.

      • KC

        I totally agree, the hair makes her look a lot older.

      • skipiddydoda

        Yes! I cannot get behind that hair.

      • FrigidDiva

        Totally agree on the hair. It looks like how Hillary Clinton styled her hair when she was running for President. Not a bad look for a woman in her 60′s, but not something I’d pick for a 20-something.

        • tonibaloney

          That was my first thought, too: Bad Hillary Clinton drag. HATE the hair on a “flames on the side of my face” level.

      • veronkimo

        Yes, that hair is a mess! It’s so dowdy! It’s not youthful, at all!

      • Mazenderan

        Yes! I think her hair is terribly aging. That combined with the ‘safeness’ of the dress made the whole look pretty forgettable.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I always think her makeup people don’t know what to do with her face. She’s too gorgeous for that makeup she has on.
      I don’t like the hair either, it’s ageing.

      • SierraDelta

        Her makeup doesn’t look at all like it was applied by a professional, which can’t possibly be true. The dress is nothing special, but she DID eat pizza while wearing it, so I give her a muttered lower case “in” for that alone.

      • ballerinawithagun

        Hate her eye makeup. She needs the Dior makeup person from those last head shots. She was gorgeous in those.
        Otherwise, In.

        • http://myriameron.blogspot.com/ Heron

          I feel like lower liner is not her friend. I have smaller eyes, too and it makes my eyes look smaller. I just went back to check the Dior ad campaign and she had super light lower liner pared with a bronzey lid. Totally gorgeous.

      • SugarSnap108

        The makeup is just plain bad, and the hair isn’t much better.

    • Brittany

      OUT – All I could think every time I saw her head was “HILLARY CLINTON HAIR!!!” The dress was bleh (compare it to the Calvin Klein she wore on her first red carpet!) and Dior is just not her friend I think. Tired.

      • marlie

        YES. I typed “Hilary Clinton” before I read any of the other comments. Totally.

      • Aurora Leigh

        I was getting Jane Fonda workout realness from the hair.

      • Scal

        THIS. We said the same thing

    • Anna

      I like her in red but my first thought when I saw her was, “Oh, it’s sort of like her 2011 Oscars dress, but with a peplum.” Still, it doesn’t really offend me in any major way and she does look good overall, so small in.

    • Jacquelyn

      In, though I agree with everything you guys said. It was a very nice “I’m not going to win but it’s still the Oscars” dress. And…it’s JLaw. Her personality tops the somewhat underwhelming dress.

    • MarieLD

      Her in, dress out. Is this all Dior makes?

    • Lolo Andre

      Since I’m not winning why bother to dress up = FUCKING OUT

    • CLoverleaf

      In. I think it’s lovely and great for her body. Her hair looks fab. Didn’t she do a backwards necklace last year, though?

    • Blair Sylvester

      Out because this is a nothing of a dress with one tacked on detail and poor accessorizing, aging hair, and off makeup. She however is beautiful and I think her and Dior need to have an open relationship where they both see other people and hopefully eventually find better partners

    • OffToSeeHim

      Loathe that hair on her. I think my mother’s hairdresser went out there and did her hair.

    • boweryboy

      She does look pretty, but OUT. Her hair is serving up Hillary Clinton realness, and the dress is silly.

      • Tatiana Luján

        Completely agree on the Hillary Clinton hair.

      • scoobynacks

        “Now that you’ve said it, that’s all I can see.”
        “It’s all anybody can see.”

    • Tracy M

      I love it. The color is spectacular on her, and the peplum is tastefully abbreviated, not like Julia Roberts’ disaster. It fits her divinely, and I loved her hair. She’s just so full of life. IN.

    • bravobravp

      Out with the wind tunnel hair

    • Lexistential

      IN. I wish she wore this last year instead of The Gown That Ate Her.

    • Darren Nesbitt

      Her Tom Ford broken mirror dress that she changed into post-show was much better.

    • SarahVN

      IN. It’s not that exciting, but she looks gorgeous and classy.

    • Constanza Álvarez Espinoza

      Even though it’s pretty and an IN for me, I felt I’ve seen this dress many times before, especially in Marion Cotillard.
      An OUT for the hair.

    • sagecreek

      In. Very classy, and I love her hair like that. (Psssst. Amy Adams, take note.)

    • Qitkat

      Boring red dress, seems like an oxymoron right? But I have to agree with the Uncles, small out for me.

    • DaringMiss

      For me, it is a GTNYD. It belongs on Jodie Foster.

      • theblondette

        Oooh good call. Even though I dislike the fussy hip details, I can see Jodie in this.

      • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

        I thought Emma Thompson. Not that Emma would wear this, but I wish she would.

    • jayme

      I hate everything about this look. This girl should be as easy as Lupita to style, so why does she end up looking so sub-par? The eyeliner is making one eye look wonky, she also looks like she needs double eyelid surgery, the hair is aging, and the dress is so boring and plain. I appreciate that she wanted something low-key because a win was unlikely but that’s no reason to phone it in.

      • FrigidDiva

        You know, I wonder the same thing. From interviews and articles she seems like a really down to earth person, very carefree and easy when it comes to style. I’m not saying that someone like that wouldn’t wear Dior, but it seems like they’re trying to put her into much more straight-laced styles when they should be putting her in something that’s more fun and relaxed. I also loathe the styling on the hair. That pixie cut was a great choice, but why is it that they never style it so that she doesn’t look like she’s 20 years older than she really is?

    • Introspective

      in with a small i. soccer mom hair HAS to go. makeup is ok. jewelry is fab. dress fits like a glove and the color suits her to a tee.

      but as for fashion? nothing remarkable here. feels like Ive seen this dress before.

    • kmk05

      OUT. You want to wear Dior, go ahead. But almost copying your jewellery from last year, especially when it was so striking, makes it seem like you (and your gays) only have one trick up your sleeve.

      I also wish her hair had less highlights, but maybe I’m being nitpicky here? I don’t know, it seems the contrast ages her a little and a lighter base hair colour would have been more youthful.

    • Jacob Bowen

      I was SO bored. She is BEAUTIFUL but THIS is the haircut she chooses to highlight that beauty with? OUT. Girl, try harder.

    • ConnieBV

      I can’t say enough how much I hated hated, hated her hair.

      • BayTampaBay

        I hate her hair too. She always looks as if she just got out of a swimming pool.

      • sojourneryouth

        Me too. That is “hip soccer mom out for coffee” hair. Her makeup looks good, though, and this is one case in which I kind of like the backwards necklace look.

        • ConnieBV

          Yes. It was not even princess Diana hair, that head is Emma Thompson’s. It ages her like no one’s business.

          • Scal

            We saw Hillary Clinton hair from the 90s

            • ConnieBV

              YES.

    • RescueMe23

      IN – it may be a bit dull; but it fits her perfectly and she’s styled nicely.

    • Sunraya

      I don’t really like this. It’s OK, I guess. I think I’m getting tired of her. Too much nonsense. She reminds me of my students who are told they are funny, and then cross over into obnoxious and overbearing. Giving the finger last year, talking while the guy who won was giving his acceptance speech, acting rude on stage. And the falling – methinks she may be tippling too much on the way over in the limo. So this may be coloring my view of her dress. And I really don’t like that hair.

      • marlie

        I was tired of her like two years ago. {ducks}

        • Jessica Freeman

          I will join you. For the same reasons @Sunraya:disqus said. It was a cute little schtick, but now she thinks she has to be “on” all the time. When she walked out talking to someone in the audience last night was the perfect example.

          • marlie

            What did she do?

            • Jessica Freeman

              As she was walking out to present she was saying to someone in the audience “don’t smile at me” or something of that nature. And I thought, really? But I think she thinks it’s just expected now, but no hunny, not on the Oscar stage.

            • marlie

              OH. Yeah. I remember that. I thought it was rather random, and silly.

          • Loramir

            I feel you. It was cute at first, you know, wide-eyed girl-next-door type goes to Hollywood, is endearingly awkward and unfiltered. But the longer it goes on the less endearing it gets, especially as high-profile and visible as she’s been for the last few years. She may very well be awkward and clumsy, but the constant and conspicuous flaunting of it feels less like her natural personality and more calculated and attention-seeking.

            Falling once was endearing; doing it again, intentional or not, makes it look like she’s trying to get the same attention she got for it last year, just because she’s not this year’s “It” girl. I appreciate her wanting to be herself and goodness knows we don’t need more generic blond starlet types, but I think she could stand to acquire some maturity and poise without losing the candid and relatable personality that people like about her.

            I agree with what Tom said in one of their book interviews a few weeks back: “I don’t want to accuse her of not being genuine because I think there’s a certain genuineness to Jennifer Lawrence that appeals to the public. However, I feel that that genuineness is largely overstated and people don’t realize how much calculation is behind it….She hasn’t yet had a scandal but I guarantee she will within the next… I’m going to say eighteen months. I don’t think it will be a big sex scandal, she’ll just say something that the public won’t like and then they’re going to turn on her. And that’s when she’s going to be really tested, and I can’t wait to see how she comes through that!”

            ETA: Oh, and OUT. The dress is blah and the hair is awful.

            • Sunraya

              I didn’t realize Tom said that. Agree 100%. I think her “realness” is calculated, also, or maybe she just feels she can push it and goes too far.

    • In_Stitches

      Hair has a bit too much volume and her face is a little too clean. I mean, I don’t want to say out, it seems too negative for what she’s doing here, but if I’m grading on the curve of the Oscars and the expectations one ascribes to not just a nominee, but someone who really is actually in the race for the trophy, I suppose it is an OUT.

    • ashtangajunkie

      In. The dress really suits her and I love the necklace, despite it being a bit too much like last year’s. The only real “out” for me in this look is her makeup.

    • Henry Maler

      Very pretty and seems very appropriate considering that this year she was just here for the fun. IN

    • Kelly

      Oh, in, definitely. It’s the best she’s looked in a long time, but my vote isn’t just comparative. Even on its own, I think this look is a winner. Good color, superb fit (even from the back), good jewelry. The peplum works for me (I think because the flare at the bottom of the skirt helps balance her). The only thing I’m not sold on is the hair, but I think this short ‘do is a mistake for her in general. Still, given its limitations, I think it looks probably as chic as it can here. I think she looks much better than Cate. IN!

    • marlie

      I think this is beautiful on Jen. Seriously – the best Dior she’s worn thus far. At least they didn’t make her wear one of their more cracked-out designs for the Oscars. I don’t even mind the peplum thingys, because they’re what make the dress interesting, and they’re at the right place on her body. The necklace is also very pretty, but I wish she’d gone with bolder earrings, and upped her makeup game. I HATE her hair. It actually reads a little “Hilary Clinton” to me which is fine, if you’re a 60-something politician/business person/professional.

      ETA: IN.

    • maretha2

      OUT — everything about this look is refried. Hair looks like Katherine Heigl. (Or even a style Hillary Clinton gave up over a decade ago.) The necklace looks like what she did for last year’s Oscar jewelry. The dress looks like a leftovers smash-up of her CK Oscars dress and Michelle Williams’s dress. You are Jennifer Lawrence — one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood — at the Oscars for your third nomination before you’ve reached the age of 25. Nothing about you should look refried.

      • decormaven

        Ohh, not KH, who is now identified as “Real-Life User and Snoozer” in print ads for ZzzQuil.

    • alyce1213

      IN. Love it. (Maybe the side things hold her snacks)

      • decormaven

        Or are secret trap doors for leveling apparatus should she tip and fall.

        • alyce1213

          Ah, that’s it.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      IN, because it does the work and because it reminded me of the Calvin Klein she wore the first time she was nominated. And like that dress, it does a great job on showcasing her slamming body.

    • CPK1

      In. Although I am not loving make-up. Hair is great, though

    • MW

      OUT. Boring plus horrible peplum.

    • jw_ny

      In

      it’s ok. Good color, but overall it’s rather subdued for the Oscars. I hate her hair…so mature, which clashes with her cute face.

    • Laylalola

      How could this possibly be an out? IN.

    • DaringMiss

      And whoever did her eye makeup should have their stylist license revoked. There is no depth to her eyes — she literally looks like she is wearing a JLaw mask. It is a bit creepy.

      • Jacquelina La Bomba

        Agreed– wish I knew enough about makeup to explain what went wrong, but you described it perfectly. Zero depth to her eyes; that part of her face looks like a kewpie doll. Bizarre– she has such gorgeous eyes!

      • Kathy

        She looks a lot better with less eye makeup, especially the eyeliner.

    • belfebe

      IN!

    • Jacquelina La Bomba

      “in”– with a small “i”, as other BK’s have suggested– sums it up perfectly for me. Better (more) eye makeup + sapphires instead of diamonds might have taken it to WERQ territory for me.

    • TinaBelchersawkwardmoan

      In. It lacks a bit of oomph, but she looks lovely. I also think the drape of the necklace is beautiful and interesting.

    • LilyVanessi

      Definite IN for me. Yes it’s a little simple but she glows in it.

    • http://asskickingadviser.com/ Ass Kicking Adviser

      IN but definitely disappointed and bored.

    • Kristen

      I believe the theory that was aware she was starting to get overexposed, and this year wasn’t looking to make anyone gasp.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      In!

    • Janet B

      Out. We know there are better Dior dresses to be worn.

      It’s somewhat boring except for the hip things which aren’t flattering.

    • HyacinthWild

      I think what I was struck by with Jennifer was how in a few years at the Oscars she went from “bombshell” to “it girl princess” to establishment. That’s what that dress is to me. She’ the establishment. It wasn’t her night. She likely knew it so it did the job but it wasn’t the winner’s dress for sure.

    • SylviaFowler

      Out. She looks like 55-year old Sharon Stone. Not good when you’re 22 or whatever.

    • gloriana232

      Re: the idea this might be a back-up dress … what I don’t get is that suuuuuuuuurely you can find TWO dresses that blow your mind. Maybe one less than the other, but TWO! Two in the world! You’re Jennifer Lawrence, man; designers have to falling over themselves to lend you a dress. They put out whole gorgeous collections every season every year! Why are some of the back-up dresses we’ve seen so blah? (Anne Hathaway’s nipple gown comes to mind.)

      Ok, maybe not two Dior dresses.

      • scoobynacks

        Nah, Exhibit A: That godawful mess Anne Hathaway won in last year. She could’ve gotten a better dress and that’s what we ended up with. Did the vintage dress not fit and being vintage they decided to go to something else? See no reason for that to happen last minute is the thing. Was it one of the dresses trapped on a plane because of the LA rain deluge? I heard that happened with some of the gowns. Did the gowns make it there okay after all?

    • mommyca

      I find it really disappointing, and for that it’s an OUT. Also I’m kind of getting tired of her schtick, with that “what are laughing at?” when she came out to present an award: really, it’s not about you lady… I didn’t like that…

    • ampg

      IN – it’s a bit safe, but there’s no denying that she looks amazing. I don’t blame her for choosing something a bit “standard.”

    • SewSophie

      Out. This is boring.

    • Lauren

      If they ever make a Hillary Clinton biopic, these pics prove Lawrence could play her. OUT.

    • majorbedhead

      Small, qualified in from me. She looks good, but not great. She’s not setting the world on fire with that dress, but it’s not hideous either.

      I find her completely endearing.

    • Liz

      In, she looks great. Sure it’s not memorable, but you can’t say she looks bad.

    • H2olovngrl

      Tomato red will never be a favorite for me.

    • Alyssa

      In, because she looks good and the dress is pretty, albeit simple. Also, the hair is not the most flattering, but as someone who is trying to grow out my pixie cut, I empathize with her on the awkward short hair phase.

    • MarissaLG

      OUT (for the Oscars). I’m not loving her hair, which is the same as Portia’s who is a good, what, 20 years older? The dress itself is lovely but not fit for a past Oscar winner at the Oscars. I personally think her necklace looks dumb like that.

      Her makeup is…fine.

    • http://www.momforless.com/ Crystal

      I say in. So much better than the Globes.

    • Gatto Nero

      I can’t, with the half-peplum, mermaid thing. This is how to make a gorgeous woman look pedestrian.

    • bxbourgie

      In. I think it’s perfect for “I’m nominated but I’m probably not going to win, so I’m going to go a little less OTT and just be soft and pretty and comfortable.”

      • random_poster

        I agree with your In for these reasons.

    • Judy_S

      In, but with agreement about the dishtowels. I liked the flaps on Amy Adams’s dress but these looked truly random.

    • gabbilevy

      Out. Boring, not all that great a dress for Jen (as in, any other starlet could wear this and look just as good) and man am I starting to hate that hair. Waaay too mature for her.

    • Christin Pardy-Nosenchuk

      IN.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      She looks good. The dress is meh, but she doesn’t wear Dior well, so it was smart to go with something that wasn’t too challenging. The jewelry, hair, and make up look good. She’s IN.

    • butterflysunita

      IN. I think she looks gorgeous and the dress is far superior to most of her Diors. I’m not faulting the hair because it looks like she’s trying to grow it back out and it’s at an awkward length.
      I agree that it’s not a “wow” dress–she definitely looks like she doesn’t expect to win.

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      In, but you’re right. Not a gasp, but I still can’t vote out on such a lovely look.

      • Anplica Fiore

        Agreed. Glamorous, so therefore in, but not gasp-worthy.

    • ralish

      In, but more of a meh. Hair and makeup are not good. And while the dress is flattering, it looks remarkably similar to that Calvin Klein dress in both color and simplicity. She wore that Calvin Klein dress, what, three years ago? Spice it up a little!

    • DominoEstella

      I’m wondering way she didn’t wear the DIOR that Charlize wore.

    • CB

      IN overall, but the hair is kind of “Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton on SNL,” no?

      • Gatto Nero

        I’m with you on the hair. A real miss.

    • cwade1211

      So pretty! I love the hair, the necklace and the peplum-ettes on the dress. They give her more of an hourglass shape.

    • SophieCollier

      Well, she looks fine, so it’s an IN, but for the face of Dior, it IS a bit… meh. Especially for the Oscars. SURELY they had something else with a bit more of a gasp-factor than this. This is the dress some producer’s wife should be sporting.

    • JasmineAM

      Her makeup looks awful. Especially her eyebrows. I just can’t with the hair at all.

    • Akemi

      It was a pretty meh dress for me. Like, she looked pretty, but it wasn’t exactly memorable.

    • TheOtherChristina

      The dress is fine, if uninspiring, but everything else is a flop. If that head was on Emma Thompson’s shoulders, I’d be like, “So matronly! You can do better!” On JLaw it’s a total record-scratch. Prime Minister hair, AWOL brows, makeup by Sharpie… and in closing, I’d like to say that silver and red is pretty much always the wrong answer. Thank you and good night.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      IN for the dress itself, which is simple and lovely, and really lets her figure do the heavy lifting. OUT for the hair, and the horrible eye makeup. WTH?

    • Dhammadina

      In. But maybe she can wear less unfriendly to balance shoes.

    • Silly Grrl

      In, but super safe. Meh.

    • teensmom99

      Mild in–not fantastic or winner-worthy but not bad.

    • littlemac8

      IN! Love the color on her and am grading on a curve compared to the other Diors!

    • Lisa Bertman Hoffman

      I can’t do In or Out so I’ll submit Meh. Pretty but underwhelming. Hopefully no more Dior for her.

    • Lilithcat

      Yeah, plain. But pretty. Overall, IN.

      And thank you, Jennifer, for not covering up your freckles.

    • Nerweniel

      IN. And I also agree the speculation about her falling on purpose is ridiculous. I fall half of the time when I wear really high heels – add the Oscar pressure to that, and who can really blame her? It’s fine to be a natural-born elegant goddess with a great sense of balance. It’s also more than fine to be a pretty girl with a complicated relationship with long dresses and high heels.

    • crash1212

      OUT. Boring. Hated the hair. Needed something to create something other than a yawn. She’s lovely and funny and talented. She needs to step away from Dior.

    • Judy_J

      IN. Not the most spectacular look, but beautiful all the same. Great color, and it fit her like a glove.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      I like the look, but her hair is too aging for me.

    • fringebenefit

      IN. Absolutely in. Maybe the necklace is a bit of a snore and should have been ramped up a degree, but otherwise gorgeous.

    • stubbornthoughts

      In. This may not be the best of the night, but it’s no where near an out. She’s looks great.

    • MaggieMae

      IN! Surely, it’s not daring, but the color, fit, style are all beautiful. Granted, a safe choice and probably not memorable, but IN.

    • siriuslover

      IN! She looks lovely and poised and the gown fits her beautifully.

    • Cassidy Olsen

      Out. The hair is making me sad, and the red is just reminiscent of her amazing Calvin Klein tank dress from her first Oscars that beats everything by comparison.

    • msdamselfly

      Not bad but looks like a halfhearted , last minute attempt.

    • withbreaththatisbated

      Out.

      I agree she looks better in simple dresses, but there has to be some middle-ground between this and some other monstrosities Dior has put her in recently. Those hip rags are terrible and the color is uninteresting.

      Also, that hairdo ages her 20 years.

      Love the necklace though.

    • Talia

      At least she wore some color. This year was a sea of boring bland beige and washout whites, so much so that a dark blue or black dress seemed like a welcome change.

      Good on Jennifer Lawrence for actually bringing some much-needed color to the carpet. Booo for boring neutrals.

    • MartyBellerMask

      IN. But I wish her hair was more… fun… I guess.

    • B_C_J

      The dress is underwhelming and her hair & makeup are disappointing but this look is still not an out. Dress fits her beautifully. She looks serene & comfortable. IN

    • StarburstLady

      IN, inb part because she’s wearing a necklace. Yay for jewelry when appropriate.

      I’m not a huge fan of the hair, though– it’s a little windswept Margaret Thatcher.

    • Danielle West

      Going to have to give her an IN. She looks great even if it is a little safe and I hate the peplum affect.

    • decormaven

      Small in because I liked the color so much, but wasn’t bowled away by the styling.

    • DagnyReardon

      We are truly living in a bizarro world when being forced to wear Dior couture is a handicap.

    • tessasouthworth

      I was live tweeting with some friends last night and wrote that while she looked pretty, her gown looked like it had sprouted a couple of goiters. Pretty, safe and acceptable. Not memorable, but more In than Out.

    • Kristen Lewis

      OUT. I dislike almost everything about it. It’s the OSCARS, for heaven sakes.

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      I vote IN. Chic and elegant. Not a fan of the hip accessories but I can’t parlay that into active hate. The necklace is stunning and her hair is beautiful.

    • Kristobel

      Yeah, this is pretty…but boring. Of all the insanity that Dior has put her in, it seems like she clung to the safest option possible. So, while it hurts my heart, I’m gonna have to give this an OUT.

    • mickiemonkey

      IN! Fire engine red and DAT ASS. She looks classy but still brought goofball.

    • Verascity

      It’s an IN from the neck down but an OUT from the neck up for me. Hmm…

    • Sarah Milburn

      IN.

    • FrigidDiva

      OUT, for the hair alone. I love that color on her, but like so many others have stated it’s worn too close to her 2011 Calvin Klein dress. Although, I would love to see her contracted with Klein and not Dior. I think less fussy fashion and simpler lines would suit her much better than what Dior has been putting her in.

    • unbornfawn

      It fits her beautifully, I’ll give her that. Everything seems a bit subdued and dull. The make-up, the hair. If she wasn’t up for an award this would have been perfectly lovely. No real mistakes but no stardust. In any other circumstances this would be an in. However this is the where and when you have to pull out all of the stops, so, sorry. OUT.

      Perhaps she doesn’t wear the big shoes and dresses that often, and doesn’t practice in them to prepare so gets caught up and trips.

      • Anathema_Device

        I felt the same way you did, but voted In. I didn’t dislike enough for an Out, but she really could have brought her A game. So, can’t say I disagree with your vote.

        • unbornfawn

          I know, it is a close call. Nothing really wrong with it.

    • JMB_edits

      In. Not as glam as last year or some of the other ladies, for all the reasons you mentioned. But she looks great.

    • tylka5

      In. It’s stunning.

    • trisker

      IN. Color saves the ordinariness. Reminds me of her Winter’s Bone year dress.

    • Cheryl

      In but barely. I like the butchered peplum from the back, but hate it from the front. I think this is one of those dresses that looks way better from behind than in front if the fifth photograph is anything to go from.

    • BobStPaul

      In. One of her better recent looks.

    • Jay

      I like that she went simple. The high fashion diva look doesn’t jive with her persona, and the best I ever saw her look was in that red tank dress at the Oscars 4 years ago. It’s her hair that ruins this for me. She looks like a cone head or a matron.

    • formerlyAnon

      IN. Plus, pratfall aside, did you see how well she moved in this? I attributed it to youth, mostly, but the dress didn’t prevent her from doing so.

      (Though I would totally believe her falls are real. I tripped and stumbled a lot, in my youth. I’ve consciously tried to slow down and think about how I move, now I’m a bit older, hoping it will improve before I hit hip fracture territory.)

      • ElaineMarie34

        Okay, but she’s an Academy Award-winning actress — how she moves is her job.

    • SugarSnap108

      In, with reservations. The dress isn’t special, but it’s pretty, and I like the necklace. It’s her makeup and hair that’s driving me crazy, especially the eye makeup.

    • Hrfe

      In. But I’m still so sad about her contract with Dior. I wonder how her award season would’ve looked without it?

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/divine_aphasia/ Constant Cat

      I didn’t like the make up on her last night. Something weird happening under the eyes. Meh. This was a bit boring. Streamlined, loved the necklace, but…just OK. Out.

    • another_laura

      It was disappointing. The peplum/panniere (sp?) was a failure for me. This kind of tomato-y red on the pigeon’s blood red carpet annoys. Loved the necklace. Hair was good.

      Can I give an Out for disappointment, rather than real failure? Yeah, I can. Out.

    • Emily Rose

      OUT, because someone on the internet compared her hair to Hillary Clinton and I can’t unsee it. She looks old. The dress is fine but the styling is wrong.

    • MilaXX

      OUT because of that hair.

    • embers618

      In, but only because she didn’t win. It’s too underdone for someone on stage giving an acceptance speech, but it was just right for her as last year’s winner, and looked great when she was presenting.

    • Alex Palombo

      In. I don’t like the peplums, but they don’t bother me enough to vote it out.

    • Anathema_Device

      In, but not resoundingly so. I don’t care for the big peplum plus a fishtail hem. Kind of too much for me, proportion-wise. But I do love the fit and color on her. Don’t like her hair that way at all. (I like it short, but I don’t like the way it is styled.)

    • Aidan B

      A little disappointing, but definitely an improvement over her last slew of Dior looks. Can’t deny she looks great, though I have quibbles; mainly, the fact that the peplum thickens her torso. Still, overall IN, darlings.

    • Megan Kennedy

      Out. She looks lovely as always, but I just can’t get over the peplum type thing and that Hillary hair. When are peplums going to go away?

    • Call me Bee

      She looks all grown up and Hollywood-like. IN.

    • ojosazules

      I think it strikes just the right note. In.

    • Tricia

      In, I suppose, though I was underwhelmed by it too. She looks great in red though. Really don’t like her hair swept back like that. Not age appropriate.

    • xmixiex

      In. Nothing earth shattering,
      But she looks beautiful.

    • bhl_1123

      in-because I can’t deny that she looks gorgeous and I do think she achieved her mission of not trying to steal the show from the obvious belle of the ball, Lupita. On a side note, I don’t think that it is accurate to say that this is too much like the Calvin Klein dress from a few years ago. Aside from the color, I see very little similarity–is she never supposed to wear a fitted red dress again?? What I WOULD call her out on (and not many seem to be) is the fact that she did this same backwards necklace thing to last year’s Oscars. It looks great, but the far that it was two years in a row and at the same event took away some of the “wow” factor for me.

    • Sara__B

      In. I guess. Yawn. (I’m not liking her hair. it looks “going to the office” not “going to the Oscars”.)

    • Valentina Finn

      Yawn. It’s a simple red dress with hip wings. I think her hair looks young and cute when it’s brushed forward, but styled this way… I think two of my aunts have this styling, and they’re both in their fifties.

    • Nexli B

      In! The only flaw I see is that she needs better backs on her doorknocker earrings. Other than that she is perfection.

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      I don’t hate the dress (the color is great, but the hip flaps are a mistake). I really think her eye makeup is terrible. The streaky hair is silly but not that bad. I’ll say she’s an IN! :)

      • Michelle Gennari

        I agree on the makeup. It looked weird somehow.

    • Victoria Anzalone

      Pretty, but I agree with the others who commented that it doesn’t hold a candle to the red Calvin Klein dress from the 2011 Oscars. To be fair, that look was also really helped by her super-hot long Bond babe hair. Last night’s hairdo seems very aging to me.

    • Kelly

      mild out – she could have done better.

    • Michelle Gennari

      She looked lovely but I thought her makeup looked too washed out.

    • Pennymac

      Barely in. I despise peplums of any kind with a white hot passion.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I didn’t gasp, but I like this look for JLaw. The color and shape flatter her, the makeup and jewelry work well, so for me it is IN.

    • Stubenville

      I’ve never liked the idea of wearing red on the red carpet, especially when the dress is a fairly close match. And yea – Barbie clothes.

    • Shawn EH

      In! Bowing down. Mostly to help pick up her when she falls again, but still. Love the necklace the most, but red is her color.

    • brown-eyed girl

      Yawn. In.

    • LJCdoc

      In – I think she looks terrific. Not a total fan of the peplum, but it’s not the most terrible thing I’ve seen.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      IN

    • Violina23

      Still in! Not breathtaking, but I’d never discourage clean & classy

    • titaness25

      IN. She looks lovely, and just as you’ve said, understated, given the fact that Lupita was more likely to win. She’s even making that office-lady bouffant work.

    • gsk241

      Definitely not a WERQ, but still an IN!

    • Zaftiguana

      IN, but barely. I think the dress is okay, but the hair and make-up don’t work on their own, together, with those accessories, or the dress. More drama in the face and less Hillary Rodham Clinton hair and this could’ve worked.

    • Garcia Loca

      I don’t envy JLaw’s Oscars fashion predicament. Her first outing in red Calvin Klein KILLED IT, the next one in princessy Dior was a close second. When you debut at the top of your style game, the only place to go is down. Which she has sadly proved.

    • empath

      In… she looks lovely, elegant, and classy. The quibbles are too minor for this ensemble to be up for a vote.

    • Kate

      I hate that necklace with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. That’s a look you do once, if that.

    • CatherineRhodes

      IN

    • PeaceBang

      I think this is obviously an IN because it’s obviously not an OUT, but I thought her make-up was too sporty and casual.

    • Jangle57

      It is simple and I agree with the dishtowels comment but the color looks great on her and can’t actively hate, so IN

    • kategs

      very in.

    • Lizzy

      In… but small in because I’m never a fan of red on the red carpet, because 9 times out of 10 it ends up looking orange.

    • snarkykitten

      That hair is dreadful.

    • LeelaST

      OUT. Two words – side peplums.

    • CMSmith1848

      I just can’t with the side things. All I can think of is when Peach made the green recycled bride’s made dress on Project Runway and the Duchess raked her over the coals for “hip goiters.” And the necklace thing she did last year. In because she looks good but it was disapponting.

    • mozzer0906

      Out, dress is boring and I hate the hair, it made her face look like a 10 lb balloon on air.

    • BazoDee

      IN -it isn’t a WERQ, but it certainly isn’t an out.

    • JauntyJohn

      IN.

      I’m far from dazzled, but no way is this an “out.”
      This was a tough red carpet since so many really got it right.

    • SAA

      IN, by far. It may not be her best look ever, but in no way is this out. She is gorgeous, the color is fantastic and that necklace is perfection.

    • http://ediblecville.blogspot.com Libby

      IN! Love the back necklace, and it was so refreshing to see some COLOR on the red carpet. Lord this year’s dresses were bland….

    • BLauD

      I’m so tired of these peplum things. Who wants to look like they have saddle bags??
      But she looks lovely, and is not worthy of an out, so an IN from me!

    • OldPandaDayz

      IN! Normally I feel like I would hate this shade but she seems to be working it well. The overall shape fits her and I like it with the hair/makeup/accessories; true that I didn’t gasp the way I did with Lupita’s dress but this more subdued look seems to fit with what her chances were of taking the stage last night.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      In. By the way, who was she scolding “do you think this is funny?” when she came onstage to present for Best Actor?

    • MsC

      In. It’s fitted well, accessorized nicely, and her hair and makeup work. It’s not super-dazzling, but nowhere near an out.

    • Clash D

      JLaw + Dior = awkward as hell. Can’t wait for her contract to end so she can go wear some Vivienne Westwood. Dior (classy on some) is too staid for her.

    • megg

      IN!

    • anyalama

      IN!

    • andi56

      Peplums = a crime against nature. And beautiful clothes.

    • Slanted & Enchanted

      IN. And I normally hate red dresses.

    • Lisa_Co

      In.

    • GeoDiva

      Out. I can be either overwhelmed or underwhelmed…. but can I just be whelmed? That is how I feel about this dress and Amy Adams’s too.

    • KT

      Out — YAWN. So boring and safe, looks like the strapless red dress she wore to the Golden Globes a year ago and kind of like the red dress she wore to the Oscars two years ago. DON’T BORE US, especially when you’re a nominee. Also, that hair is extremely aging — pure Hillary Clinton.

      I will say that she certainly doesn’t look BAD, but it’s just all very blah to me, except for that gorgeous necklace. But I disagree with you on her toning it down because it was unlikely she’d win — she had a very good chance of winning, and most would agree that it was a close race between her and Lupita. I’m happy Lupita won, but I would have also been totally fine with Jen winning, as I thought she did an excellent job. So for someone who VERY WELL MAY HAVE won last night, this is quite underwhelming. Tsk.

    • AuroraB423

      In… But she’s not even feeling it. The smile is rather forced. I thigh

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      IN, I honestly can’t find anything wrong with this. And, the color is beautiful. Last night when I was looking at a run-down of Oscar dresses, hers stood out. It was a fabulous color in a sea of beiges and creams.

    • bertkeeter

      IN…barely! That gown has been around longer than the Academy Awrds! Also it’s a poor version of what one would expect from DIOR…but better than most Raf has forced on this poor actress!

    • kim bunchalastnames

      in.

    • MaryMcClelland

      Sadly, OUT. Last year’s winner, this year’s nominee. Do something!

    • Renaissance_Man_ATL

      In.

    • Imasewsure

      Not loving the hair here but she’s still definitely IN. Rocking the RC red

    • Maryanne525

      In!

    • Bailey Debruynkops

      OUT. cool-grandma hair & a played-out neckline.

    • Jenna621

      I have to go with an IN, even though I also hate the “dishtowels” and was expecting more from her. And just a pet peeve on my part, but if your earrings are too big for your earlobes to support, wear smaller earrings. Bigger is not always better.

    • Truthiness2U

      In. But yeah, those peplums really bugged me. Which Amy’s dress showed, there is a way to do them…but this dress wasn’t one of those times. But I liked the colour on her, and nice to see that shade on the red carpet. Torn on the hair. On the one hand it does kind of age her, but on the other, I did like how clean it looked, and appreciated how well it worked with the lines of the dress. Loved the necklace and the make-up.

    • Little_Olive

      OUT. Blah. Done before. And I don’t get all the hype about her, either. There, I said it.

    • Valerie Dunbar Jones

      I sighed with relief every time I saw her in this non-beige dress. She looked like she was there to party and having a great time. And if it weren’t for the shoes, she probably would have actually been comfortable. Red is almost always awesome (unless it’s lace), she’s lovely and looks great in “unfussy,” so, IN.

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      IN. Adore the color and silhouette. A little plain, but I think it’s a tasteful rather than yawn-inducing plain.

    • lamamu

      IN for the necklace alone. The dress is underwhelming.

    • dash1211

      In. It looks great on her.

    • MzzPants

      Meh. It’s not blowing my skirt up, but it’s still an in, I guess.

    • Constant Reader

      IN! I love this on her.

    • http://writeslikeagirlblog.com/ nicole @ writes like a girl

      i say IN! positive reinforcement for both column dresses on jlaw and color on the RC in the first place. i actually really loved this. she didn’t come to win, she knew that, so she came to have a good time at the oscars in a fab dress. i loved this on her.

    • GenieinTX

      That necklace is perfection. In!

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      In, but I’m starting to be a tiny bit over her. It was very smart of her to not campaign, however.

    • http://weirdinedgewise.blogspot.com ONEWEIRDWORD

      INININININ!

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Hmm. I was going to say the dress is fine and the necklace is fabulous, but the hair looks like she lost track of time while swimming at the beach, and only barely got a chance to run her fingers through it on the way to the show. Not a good way to top off a nice look.

    • Emily Smith

      In! I quite liked this.

    • mjude

      in

    • French_Swede

      IN! The length is *perfect*.

    • suzq

      She’s not clumsy. She backed into a traffic cone that was blocking off the saturated part of the red carpet.

    • AwwwTrouble

      IN! She looks great.

    • Tracy_Flick

      I don’t think I can give an out to someone looking this nice. Really, by almost any standard, she looks beautiful. However. Because we’re here to nitpick. It’s boring and sparkle-deficient. The necklace and hair have a dated 90s vibe. And I HATE HATE HATE the two-peeholes-in-a-snowbank eye makeup.

      But seriously, if a woman looking like this walked into anywhere I was, I would gasp and stare, so she gets an IN.

    • Glammie

      What I really wanted to see were the shoes. What makes JLaw trip? Can she just not manage heels and long skirts? Does she just catch the heel in the hem?

    • greyhoundgirl

      IN

    • appliquer

      In, only because she does look gorgeous. Out, because she’s done the simple red dress before and it would have been nice to see her in a different color.

    • altalinda

      In. She looks terrific.

    • E. D.

      IN, but her eye makeup, including brows, is still tragic.

    • http://anibundel.wordpress.com/ anibundel

      She looks 35. She is TWENTY THREE.
      OUT.
      (Yes, I know the hair and make up are the real culprits here, but still. One should not look a decade older when one is in their prime. OUT.)

    • Jecca2244

      i love her in that weird way you love someone you’ve never met. ANYWHO, i know she cut her hair because it was dead but i really think she needs it back. she’s stealing jane fonda’s look here.

    • Bethany Roullett

      Out. I snoozed, and I dislike peplums.

    • Trickytrisha

      In-ish. The dress is fine, love the necklace, HATE the hair, hate it. The makeup’s way too minimal and where the fuck are her eyebrows? Better earrings were needed. Oh hell, I just talked myself into an OUT for my fave young actor.

    • Daisy Walker

      IN. She looks like a movie star. Love the color, hair, jewelry (LOOK, A NECKLACE!) and make-up. I had given up on Dior for her and was pleasantly surprised.

    • JaCory Deon

      Surprised no one has called her the splitting image of Ellen Barkin because she def looks like her here. She looks amazing imho BUT significantly older than she is in this. I don’t know, maybe it’s the color or the structure of it all? Anyway, can’t say enough how unflattering I find peplums on all but the slimmest of Paris couture models.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Well, I’m not bowing down but I thought it was adequate. Next to Amy Adams, she looked like one-third of the French flag. They needed somebody in a white column dress to stand between them and they’d have been all set to sing the Marseillaise. So she’s IN for me, but not a revelation or anything.

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      I just thought for some reason her eyes looked odd… very tired or something. Did anyone else notice this?

    • Maluca

      In. She looked tre classy.

    • Contralto

      IN. She’s young enough to get away with hip bibs.

    • SorayaS

      OUT. Way too simple for the Oscars, underdone makeup and the stupid backward necklace thing which I never understand.

      I always try and say one nice thing so yes, I like her hair here.

    • webslice33

      IN! she looks great!

    • ElaineMarie34

      Out… she’s a little girl playing dress-up. She’s abdicated all her potential style power to Dior and it’s not working. Also, the falling, tripping, giving the finger, I’m-so-badass persona just doesn’t match the wardrobe. You want to be a rebel and not sell out, then don’t.

    • ms_kat

      There’s something weird with the makeup around her eyes. She obviously had been wearing sunglasses, square shaped, in the days before right?

    • Lea Setegn

      OUT. This is the Oscars, girl, and you’ve done more glamorous dresses for movie premieres. Yep, the fit and color work, and it’s probably the best Dior you’ve found, but really? For the Oscars? If you’re going to do this look, take notes from Amy Adams – THAT’S how you do the same shape for the Oscars.

    • Alfred Cox

      Gorgeous, as usual. But like Cate, I was left wanting more and this look didn’t deliver that. The color, fit and overall feel of the outfit is awesome. The overall impression, though, lacks.

    • Mirakel9

      Don’t love the “dishtowels”, but she looks great otherwise!

    • Julie Ree

      Nice. Not thrilling, but nice. Little in.

    • pdquick

      Too little makeup, too little oomph, gimicky thing with the necklace. OUT, but just barely.

      • pdquick

        Oh, and black eyeliner. OUT, for sure.

    • Betsy

      IN. Just because she wasn’t the most flashy woman there, doesn’t mean this look isn’t great!

    • lifeonqueen

      In! Her look is understated but flatters her everywhere. It’s got enough oomph for the Oscars but, to my mind, constructed not to pull focus. This is as close to “passing under the radar” as JLaw can get at an event like the Oscars and I thought she carried it off well – give or take a traffic cone.

    • Peeve

      I broke my wrist in November tripping over the laptop cord to let the dog outside. I fell when singing on stage once (tripped over a monitor wire–I seem to have cord problems). I understand completely how Jennifer can fall in a formal dress. I also don’t think she fell deliberately last night. If it were deliberate, it would have been smack dab on the red carpet, not on the periphery where there were so few cameras. She almost pulled the dress right off a woman in front of her! While I’m not in love with the hip dishtowels, I think Jennifer still looks fab–IN!

    • RuthGo

      Out, mainly because I think the hair ages her about 30 years. And I also agree that the dress is fine but a little plain. Mainly the hair though

    • Fred Vaughn

      She wears it well. IN.

    • lalagigi

      IN. Very flattering on her.

    • gracedarling

      It looks like a deliberate callback to the very stark red Calvin Klein she wore a few years ago when she was still an ingenue… Her people trying to preserve the fiction that she’s still an adorable Hollywood outsider, perhaps?

      ETA: IN for canny image management.

    • guest2visits

      Exactly – kind of disappointed it wasn’t more out of the ordinary; but thanks it wasn’t the ODD line of Dior that they’ve been giving her too. If the dress was so staid and formal then I wish the hair had been more youthful in styling. She’s younger than this.
      Still a statuesque beauty though. IN

    • Bokharitt Kinantahz

      Does that colour work on her? Doesn’t make her face look flushed? And the hair. good god. terrible.

    • NinjaCate

      In!

    • katiessh

      OUT. she looks older than she should. I think it’s probably the hair. It’s also odd how similar this is to Amy Adam’s dress, and Amy pulled this off better.

    • KngFish131

      In!

    • roche

      Never underestimate the damage a real klutz can do to herself. I once dropped a fork from my plate that somehow stuck in a rug with it’s prongs facing upwards which I then stepped on and ended up needing stitches in my foot.

      I feel like her dress would have worked better if there had been some embellishment added like sequence or contrasting embroidery. But without that it appears rather plain and unfinished, though the color is flattering to her and the shape is elegant. Also, her comb back hairdo is a little matronly for someone so young.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      In. Pretty dress, great hair, sense of humor. She’s a winner.

    • dalovelee

      She looks great. If she came looking like she was going to win, you’d find a way to criticize her for dressing too much.
      Why are sites like created for to pit females against females..a site created by men no less.

    • elzatelzabelz

      Ordinarily an IN, but an OUT because this was the Oscars. Bring it. Safe, and yawn. Also, her make-up was a bit off. Or, at least it looked weird on tv.

    • pookiesmom

      I think the hair is BLINDINGLY bad. The rest is good (though I hate the necklace), but I just can’t with that hair.

    • MandyM

      How can this possibly be an out? I mean really. She looks a-fricking-mazing here even if it isn’t as show stopping as Sandy or Lupita. IN to the nth degree

    • Reality TV Casting

      out bc the bar is high, up where she’s set it previously.

    • livesarah

      YOU LOVE THE HAIR. :-o

      That hair ages her about 50 years. It is The. Worst.

    • demidaemon

      Don’t love the hair. Glad to see some sort of neck jewelry, although this one still needed to be bigger and bolder. The bodice sits way to low. Can’t with the unnecessary hip flounces. Great color. I think I am going to go against the grain, slightly, and call this OUT, just because it’s a Dior and that contract needs to be burned, buried, and the ghost exorcised. Also because the sum of its parts is at least a C level effort, if not lower.

    • EEKstl

      Lovely but safe. In but Meh.

    • smh4748

      I love the necklace. Kinda bored by the dress (though yes, I’d kill for her figure). And I hate her hair–it reads very “political wife” to me, and she’s decades too young for that.

    • wiggligirl

      In. One of my favorites of the night. I love her in bold colors.

    • Jessica Kyler

      i was super sad about her hair. THe dress could have been a more detailed or unique design, but the cut is great on her. Her hair looks like a young Hillary Clinton, which is fine, I love Hillary– there are better hairstyles to emulate for this type of event

    • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

      Out. Because zzzzzzzzz…..

    • bringbackbeatles

      In, she looks good, but boring. Love the necklace, but she did that same thing last year, with what I’m pretty sure was her last Oscar dress. Just not keen on the hair. To anchorwoman, Hilary Clinton, etc. something younger and more fun.

    • Jessica O’Connell

      IN. I do think it’s certainly on the simpler side, but she still looks fantastic and I love how she accessorized it.

    • conniemd

      I tend to reserve my outs for making my eyes twitch or bleed, this is merely safe so it gets a lower case in.

    • Daisy77

      in, because it’s not really out. meh.

    • KinoEye

      This dress was also underwhelming. I think the Hilary Clinton hair did it in for me, though. An in because it isn’t actively horrible, and I love the necklace. But I hate the peplum. I think this could’ve been better as a sequined sheath, like the one she wore a few months back.

    • oohsparkley!

      IN. She looks like a movie Stahh!

    • Pterodactyl111

      IN.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Oh IN, just because she’s worn so much worse in the name of Dior.

    • peachy

      boring. this woman is not beautiful. she’s witty and engaging and adorkable. but beautiful? hells to the no.

    • Louise Bryan

      IN, and she looked great in the selfie.

    • Mousentrude

      In. I hate the necklace hanging at the back (looks like the kind of thing I would have done at 13 to try to look trendy), but otherwise it all looks pretty good and understatedly classy. I even like the hip-flaps, which isn’t my usual stance on such things, so they must be working.

    • https://plus.google.com/+FrankLithiumz/posts Frank Lithium

      That hair is giving a Hilary Clinton power hair vibe. *shudders*