IN or OUT: Keira Knightley in Chanel Couture at the “Begin Again” Premiere

Posted on April 29, 2014

We feel like this is something only Keira Knightley should ever attempt wearing.

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And even then, it’s not quite working, is it? The top half is kind of pretty (if really stiff and heavy-looking) but the skirt looks like a summer camp craft project gone awry. And the shoes don’t really go at all. Plus this does some odd things to her proportions. Even the model doesn’t look as small-waisted and long-torso’d as Keira does here.

But we’ve found that she has magic powers that can make some really dicey getups sing. It’s up to you to decide if they’re working this time.



Bitter Kittens make the call:


IN! She’s a beautiful fairy princess so shut up!

OUT!  What is this Glinda the Good Witch bullshit?


All y’all just could NOT with the Effie Trinket look Elizabeth Banks attempted out in the real world and voted it OUT.



[Photo Credit: Laurence Agron/PRPhotos, IMAXTree]

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    • ChaCha_70

      OUT – her torso looks very odd, almost plastic Barbie-like or something. And yea, that’s not a good thing.

    • shirab

      Out, because of what you said re: dress, but also because her shoes don’t fit and her hair is frightfully stringy. Great eyebrows, though.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        When I look at these photos of Keira I feel as if I’ve turned into my mom: Comb your hair, young lady! There, is that so hard? See how nice you look!”

    • Mothra

      OUT damn lottery ticket OUT!

    • MW

      OUT, the proportions are horrid.

      Also it’s offensive that they took the icy blue of the runway version and replaced it with a non-colour. When will this end?!

      • Toni

        I suspect that it’s possibly that the lighting on the runway was very blue, whereas on the red carpet it was much warmer, thus making the dress simply appear to be slightly different colors.

        • Kent Roby

          That’s probably the case; since the dress fabric is iridescent it picks up changes in lighting and surroundings more than most other fabrics..

    • Sarah

      Gum wrapper realness. Skirt and top are too much all together. OUT.

    • JulieTy

      OUT, but mostly because I just cannot with her. She is #1 on my irrational hate list.

      • MRC210

        She’s #2 on mine, right below Julia. I transferred all the hate I felt for the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice to her. But Lupita or Marion could be wearing this and it would still be OUT.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          While I don’t mind that version of P&P, why Joe Wright thought he needed to “improve” on Jane Austen continues to mystify me.
          Meanwhile, Nothing will ever top the Colin Firth P&P!

          • lamamu

            Well, Joe Wright is the guy who thought Keira Knightley could play a convincing Anna Karenina. BBC P&P 4-ever!

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              True-and I saw that version of Anna Karenina, too. I thought that Wright was very taken with his idea of staging the novel on a stage, to the detriment of the story. That movie is a good example of how casting can make or break a movie, too.

            • lamamu

              The movie itself is stunningly gorgeous, but Keira doesn’t have the physicality of Anna. That’s my major gripe about that movie. Marion Cotillard should have played Anna, imo.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Now Marion as Anna -that could have been mesmerizing.

        • rainwood1

          I’m with you on the 2005 P & P version. And Julia is also my numero uno.

        • melisaurus

          I don’t understand the hate for this movie. It’s an accurate adaptation of the actual book. Every scene is eye-candy and I love the score. The acting is good even if it’s not oscar worthy.

          • Loramir

            I liked most of it right up until the ending and I do love the score. Keira was an okay Lizzie, though Jennifer Ehle is still my favorite, same for Matthew MacFadyen. Bingley in this version was ADORABLE, though. But the ending! The whole wandering around half-dressed in the early hours of the morning thing, the “I love…I love…I love you” thing? WHAT is going on there? Why did they have to mess with the most important scene? They made it so weird and awkward!

            I hate it when I love the whole thing and then they butcher the ending. The version of Jane Eyre with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender did the same thing, though they didn’t actually change the ending, just chopped off most of it. It’s the BEST PART, people. Grrrr.

            • kimmeister

              I thought Bingley was played like a total doofus.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              As much as I like Michael Fassbender, the ending of that version of Jane Eyre was a disappointment-c’mon, folks, the ending of that novel is superb. Find a way to have your cast deliver those lines that will leave the audience fulfilled.

            • Anapestic

              The ending to P&P, like most, if not all, Jane Austen novels, is a recounting of a few details of how the main characters lived happily ever after, more or less. It’s not an actual scene that you could film. Given that, I found the film’s ending fully acceptable. As for the rest of it, it was as good a version of the book as you’re ever likely to find in the movie: it accurately portrayed the genteel poverty/limited means of the Bennett household, and it nailed the doofishness of Bingley. And Keira Knightley did a great job of portraying Lizzie, and that is really not an easy thing.

            • terpsichory

              I never understood when people bitched about the ending until I rented the DVD and realised there was an extra alternative American ending and I understood what was going on. The ending I saw at the cinema was perfect. Cut to black right after they get permission by Mr Bennet. They don’t even kiss.

          • Micaela Cannon

            I’m sorry but I had an obsessive phase of reading Pride and Prejudice well over 200 times when I was about 12 and while the movie is certainly eye candy and has a beautiful score and the acting is solid…not Oscar worthy like you said, but quality…it certainly is not an accurate adaptation of the actual book whatsoever. The over romanticism of Darcy definitely took a lot away from the overall story.

            • Micaela Cannon

              and Keira Knightly didn’t have half the wit and laughing humor of Jennifer Ehle’s Lizzy…which is the one thing that makes her a likable character even as she makes judgements on others and a series of poor decisions.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              Ehle’s Lizzy is my favorite, for the reasons you gave. As judgmental as Lizzy is, she sincerely loves her family, and can also laugh at herself, and admit when she’s wrong.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I still have the Scholastic paperback edition of P&P that I bought through my school when I was around 12. I reluctantly retired it from active re-reading when the pages started to crumble in my hands. The good news is that I bought another paperback, and can continue to re-read it til I pass over the great divide into an eternal Pemberley.

            • PeaceBang

              The only thing I loved about that version was Donald Sutherland.

          • Alloy Jane

            Pretty isn’t everything, you know. And if I’m going to watch a remake of something that’s been done on film beautifully twice and “perfectly” once, it had damn well better be an improvement over what is already out there. Instead, you have a thoroughly unconvincing Lizzy and a boring, homely Darcy. I fart in P&P (2005)’s general direction.

            We have the 1940 version, which is beautiful even if it isn’t a literal adaptation of the book. We have the 1980 BBC miniseries, which IS a literal adaptation, and we have the 1995 P&P which gives a nod to the original movie version by casting leads that look like them, and stays true to the book, all while giving us excellent acting and gorgeous scenery. It’s the best of all worlds, and the 2005 version did not bring anything worthwhile to the canon. There’s more superb acting in the lake scene at Pemberley than there is in most movies, so “ok” acting in yet another movie version of one of my favorite stories = unacceptable garbage.

          • JulieTy

            Are you referring to Anna Karenina or P&P? The AK film was pretty true to the book (and I didn’t even mind KK so much in it — especially compared to her DREADFUL portrayal of my beloved Lizzy (and it is spelled with a “y” in the novel — sorry but my OCD kicks in on Austen-related things), but P&P NOOOOOOOOOO! It was as if the Brontes had written the novel and Ed Wood directed the film. From Mr and Mrs Bennet’s oral sex scene at the beginning to the pig running through Longbourn’s living room to the rain-soaked moors to the heaving bodices to Mr Bennet apologizing to Mary at the Netherfield Ball to Lady Katherine bursting in on the Bennets in the middle of the night, this movie was a travesty that almost completely obliterated the world of the novel.

            I saw a preview of it with 500 other members of JASNA (the Jane Austen Society of America) and the uncomfortable titters gave way to out and out belly laughs by the end. One member even called the final scene, “The Darcys on the Half Shell.”

            Let’s all stick a pin in the Ehle/Firth version and call it DONE.

        • Alloy Jane

          I couldn’t watch even a minute of it, literally. Not sixty seconds. My sister was watching it because she loves terrible movies, and I walked into the room and promptly started to breath fire, bleed from my eyes, etc. I don’t hold it against Keira though. But I agree, I cannot imagine the fashion goddess who is capable of pulling this off.

      • flamingoNW

        Me too

    • carlatheviking

      OUT…She looks like that dress is four sizes too big. Also, the 80s called, they want their “show no fabric” beading back.

    • MilaXX

      IN – this shouldn’t be working but it is. She looks great.

    • Snarkmeister

      I disagree with the comment that only Keira should wear this. I actually think that this dress needs to go to someone much younger. That cupcake skirt shape is perfect for a tween girl wearing her first pair of kitten heels.

      • greymain

        like Kiernan Shipka???

        • laura

          Nah, too twee, even for her. I’d go with Hailee Steinfeld. She’s has just the right amount of edge to make this work.

        • Snarkmeister

          Actually Kiernan is exactly who I had in mind. She such a little fashionista that I’ll bet she & her stylist could make something awesome out of this.

    • lunchcoma

      OUT. She almost makes it work, but I don’t think anyone can save that dress.

    • hughman

      Out. Wind chimes you buy at a beach resort gift shop.

      • snarkykitten

        I legit had to talk my wife out of buying one of those when we were at the beach this weekend!

    • BlairBear

      In because she looks beautiful and she is making this work

    • Imasewsure

      Even though it’s far too girly for me (and very overwrought) I’m going to vote it in because it’s different and I always kind of give her a pass… but that hair NO NO NO
      So a barely there IN overall

    • @Biting Panda

      Out. I’m over her whole bonier than thou shtick.

    • clatie

      I really don’t like that rigid looking band around the lower waist, upper hip area. It is so gimmicky – just something that looks intended to make it “different”.

    • alyce1213

      I’m game for a wildly embellished, fantasy dress from time to time, but this one is not it, not even close. OUT.

    • MRC210

      OUT. Stiff and plastic-looking. This is from the collection with the fanny packs and knee-pads, right? The color is pretty on the model, though.

    • GeoDiva

      OUT: The weird illusion waist is creepy, the shoes are horrible and the dress looks like a craft project gone awry.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Out : these proportions are a disaster.

    • DesertDweller79

      OUT, as you say, the proportions are too weird.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      In – with minor reservations. But it’s been too long since we’ve seen her here and overall she looks lovely

    • ShaoLinKitten

      I have to go against the grain here and say she’s IN. I like the dress on her. The shoes are horrific, but that’s not enough to put me over the top.

      • marlie

        I actually don’t hate the shoes. They’re perhaps not the best choice for this outfit, but they’re not terrible, either.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          I hate them. I mean, there could be worse shoes in the world, but everything about these seem wrong for the outfit– the color, the shape of the toe. They seem like sensible office shoes paired with a fairy dress up gown, lending further to the idea that Keira looks like a girl playing dress up in her Halloween costume while wearing Mom’s shoes. (And I STILL like the dress despite all that.)

    • AlexisPayne

      I’m sorry, not even Keira’s Couture Super Powers could save this one.
      Out darling, but nice try and thank you for keeping it interesting.

    • jilly_d

      Out. I was teetering on the dress but the shoes pushed it over the line.

    • connie238

      OUT- the dress would be terrible on anyone; the traditionally beaded top and the modern squares of cellophane bottom do not harmonize in any way (shape, color, and texture). The shoes don’t go, and with all that stuff going on in the dress, if she insisted on wearing it, she needs sleeker hair. But she is a beautiful young woman.

    • The Versatile Chef

      Out. That skirt looks like something I made one day at the office when I was bored and had the keys to the supply closet.

    • Frida

      In just for being a bit unusual. I preferred the dusky pink version she wore the next night. It was a lot cleaner, and looked great with bright red shoes, and had a kind of old school glamour to it. But in any case, I think she’s pretty great at choosing unusual silhouettes that don’t adhere to popular ideas of what is ‘sexy’. I’m all for more strangeness generally on the red carpet.

      • marlie

        I thought that it was interesting that she wore the exact same silhouette again. I think it works for her, though, so it’s not like I mind. It’s also nice to see her out and about again.

    • AlisonS

      First, I love TLo for picking pictures which show off the clothes but don’t necessarily paint Kiera in the best facial light.

      That being said….. I’m voting in. But I honestly have no clue why.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      It’s a LOT of look. Given the ornate qualities of the top and bottom, and the different type of ornamentation of each, this is not quite working for me.

    • Slanted & Enchanted

      It pains me, because I usually love her style so much, but OUT. I wish the material from the top half continued down into some sort of slinky beaded gown. With better shoes, obviously.

    • butterflysunita

      IN. The outfit makes her look somewhat chicken-like but it works anyway.

    • decormaven

      The look is wearing her. Out.

    • greymain

      IN…no question.

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    • altalinda

      Out. Not even Keira can make this work.

    • LadyVimes

      Out. Give it to Gaga.

    • hmariec19

      She IS a beautiful fairy princess.

      But this is ugly. OUT.

    • kimmeister

      OUT because of proportions. It might’ve been a small in had the skirt been 5 inches shorter.

    • In_Stitches

      Old lady style with the taste of an eight year old? What’s not to love. Granted, that’s how I feel about all Chanel… OUT

    • AmeliaEve

      OUT. The death knell for me is the sleeve length. Those dowdy 3/4 sleeves are what put this in the “Tea with Great Aunt Matilda” category of Chanel, regardless of the wild fabrics.

    • Lori

      OUT. She comes closer to making this work than it deserves, but there’s only so much that even she can do and that skirt is ridiculous. And of course the shoes don’t go at all.

    • E. D.

      OUT due to the shoes.

    • NMMagpie

      This is kind of like a trick question: Keira loves to wear fashion that makes the most of her tiny waist, all the way to becoming something of an optical illusion.

      That’s her thing and here, she’s doing just that. But in terms of aesthetics, this is a complete OUT.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      apologies in advance for going sort of off-topic — but the model’s lower liner is applied so oddly that when i first scrolled by her, i thought she was giving us a huge old eyeroll.

    • Michele

      It’s interesting, but I don’t like the crystal Barbie color (or lack thereof) and I really don’t like her hair. OUT.

    • LeelaST

      OUT. Franken-dress on one of my IRs. What’s to like?

    • a_liking

      out. i was okay with it until i got to the skirt – i was expecting something sheathlike. do not like where this went instead.

    • luludexter

      In it’s a ridiculous dress, but she looks beautiful in it, despite the shoes…

    • Kitten Mittons

      OUT, even Glinda wouldn’t wear this.

    • Eovaai

      OUT. Her torso looks really weird.

    • Jangle57

      I understand why most people don’t like this but oddly enough, I kind of like it on her. I think it’s the second picture that sells it for me – IN

    • KendraMR

      OUT. I love the top, but I can’t with that skirt and those gawd awful shoes.

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      Her hair is horrendous. The skirt is awful. That being said, Keira Knightly has odd proportions anyway, so it almost works on her.

    • SarahVN

      IN. I think she’s making it work.

    • conniemd

      IN. Though the skirt is kinda crazy she’s working the total look in a “be me” kinda way.

    • teensmom99

      IN because of the nostalgia I have for the early 80s. I remember going to an Orthodox Jewish wedding in NYC in the early 80s and half the women were wearing a version of this. These were women with lots of money–this was the chic way to dress.

    • dash1211

      Out. The top is great, but the skirt is just a big old no.

    • laura

      OUT. FMO. Seriously. I never thought I’d say that about something Keira wears, but for reals. Just leave this to the models, love. Sorry.

    • Shelby

      In. Because that last shot is amazing. And because her cheekbones make everything work.

    • CT14

      It almost works.

      But not quite.

      And I hate her hair, so OUT.

    • somebody blonde

      In. It mostly works.

    • Gatto Nero

      Um, out.
      This doesn’t work very well on the model either, though the proportions are slightly better.
      I can’t figure out what Chanel was going for here, with the overlapping petal effect on the bodice, stiff sleeves, shredded skirt, beading, etc., etc. It’s terribly overworked and for such a mystifying result.
      Her face is pretty, though.

    • Joy Yeager

      Out, it is a weird frankendress

    • trisker

      Out. Just a BAD dress

    • ojosazules

      It’s the jacket thing that ruins it for me. Out.

    • Kate4queen

      I like it in theory and I like both parts but not together or on her. So Out.

    • O’Brien

      I don’t know how you put on that dress, and then anyone lets you match them with those shoes. I think that dress demands a “go hard or go home” approach; no room for your courtroom-appropriate footwear. Even if the dress was working, the shoes would smother it with boredom. OUT.

    • Miss wks

      She shoulda worn the sneakers…

    • Katherine Leay

      OUT. My eyeees!!! ugly ugly ugly

    • beebee10

      IN she really can really pull off what mere mortals should never really try

    • marlie

      I think this one is an IN. Keira manages to make this weird Dior looks good. The top is very pretty, and the I love the way it accentuates her figure. Even though the skirt is weird, I like it – it looks like iridescent scales. Though close-up, it’s not as nice.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      OUT. She comes close to owning it, but that’s no one’s dress.

    • nannypoo

      I like it. It’s arty and strange. The shoes are a really bad choice, and the model has really bad shoes too. I wonder what shoes would be right for this odd dress.

    • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

      the beading on that top is crazy insane beautiful….but her proportions do look very odd…this isnt working for me.. OUT

    • Jacob Bowen

      OUT- I LOVE the top and think the effect of the bottom is pretty, but I think the shape of the skirt is awful.

    • CLoverleaf

      Out. Ew.

    • malarson2

      Somebody’s got to wear it, right? So it’s an IN for me, as long as she promises someone she’ll go eat a sandwich.

    • LJCdoc

      Out, although I suspect you don’t need my vote. Also, why sneakers on the Chanel runway, pray tell?

    • ktr33

      For 1 sec I thought, ooh, pretty. But then, NO: the top looks like mother of the bride, the torso doesn’t fit, the skirt looks like Project Runway Untraditional Challenge, and the shoes are for a completely occasion, like a corporate lawyer going to court.

    • lecoffeeaddict

      I actually think this looks gorgeous and interesting on her. The shoes are dubious at the very least, but I vote IN.

    • Dagney

      is this a joke? what the fuck? The top looks like a discard from Tammy Faye’s closet circa 1982-86, and the bottom half looks like a reject from the PR unconventional materials challenge. Love the shoes though.

    • icm

      All this makes me think of is easter eggs.

    • quiltrx

      OUT. Hate her anyway, but this is just way too much outfit for pretty much anyone. I like the popover top thing, and I don’t mind the skirt. But they don’t go together, and all that horror in the middle just makes it worse.

    • SophieCollier

      I’m okay with this. It’s a lot of texture, but she’s magical that way and makes it classy.

    • ankali

      In. She’s making it work somehow.

    • Plink

      Reminds me of BigBird.

    • Catsss

      Yuck. No. The proportions are so bad.

    • sleepycat

      OUT she looks like she is a float in the tournament of roses.

    • Trickytrisha

      Out. Aunt Mabel’s craft project back in the ’80s.

    • what not

      Oh hells no. OUT.

    • formerlyAnon

      Out. It’s . . . kind of oddly . . . interesting. Which is not enough for a Very Dramatic couture ensemble on someone as beautiful as Ms. Knightly

    • FibonacciSequins

      Out, barely. I like the skirt shape, and I’d like to see the silhouette without the jacket. The jacket on its own is interesting too. Good pieces, not good together.

      Really not digging layering torn pieces of fabric as a texture.

    • flamingoNW

      I’m going to go with IN even tho I don’t like the shoes, or even Keira Knightley, actually. Was prepared to hate, but do not. I think it’s pretty. And she’s keeping duck face to a minimum.

    • Bert Keeter

      That little number would cost a real client over $100,000. It just doesn’t do it for me..I’ll keep my $$$

    • Lisa_Co

      I don’t know if the dress is ugly or just doesn’t photograph well. Either way, Out.

    • rainwood1

      Out. This mashup of a dress doesn’t work. And the shoes are wrong as well as the wrong size.

    • kmk05

      OUT. I knew those Chanel proportions would look weird on real humans. It’s the skirt that’s ruining it: black cigarette pants would tie in both the top and the shoes (which could still stand to be changed, though).

      I’m in love with her face and hair, though: the beachy look really gives her face some softness, and that glimmering eye and non-nude lip is really flattering. I wouldn’t have minded a tiny extra bit of blush, though.

    • cheekypinky

      Hideous. Looks like the after Easter sale bin at Michael’s.

      Also, girl needs a trim like whoa.

    • Alicia

      I can’t decide on this one. She looks pretty good, but I don’t want to encourage that dress.

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    • OffToSeeHim

      Out, but not because of the dress – that’s Chanel, comb your freaking hair!

    • BayTampaBay

      She’s a beautiful fairy princess so shut up…….not really a fairy princess but I think she looks pretty good……please do not ever shut up!

    • SewingSiren

      Needs the sneakers.

    • Adriana

      OUT because she is so gorgeous that she should look better than this. The proportions are so off.

    • Catherine

      I love it. But then again, I’m a sucker for anything shiny/sparkly/girly. Put it all together, and I think it’s fabulous. IN.

    • Jessica Freeman

      OUT. The top and bottom simply do not go together. And what the hell with the shoes…?

    • Roz

      OUT because she didn’t style it at all. Hair and shoes way too generic for this dress.

    • aquamarine17

      IN. she makes it work. i love that skirt, up close especially. the shoes are simple enough for the dress. i can relate to choosing black shoes for this dress

    • NurseEllen

      If it’s causing me to hesitate this much in my decision (had to think about it overnight), I think it’s a sign from my inner stylista that it’s OUT. I might not have waffled so much if she had put in a little time to make the rest of herself Chanel-worthy…..seriously, that hair???

    • Tanya Wade

      IN, but with different shoes, perhaps. Can’t help it. She’s my girl crush, and the entire dress hangs off those cheekbones, sweetie.

    • Kent Roby

      “Begin again?” “Yes, Kiera, take off that mess and start over”. OUT

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    • Femme50

      IN – she looks better in it than the model. The long torso look helps balance the upper & lower poofy halves. Hair and shoes not ideal, but dark top & bottom also helps balance–an updo would have made her look like an impossibly long necked pinhead and strappy shoes would not have provided the needed anchoring. I especially like the movement in the skirt her longer torso grants which is visible in the third shot and which arts up the “craft-appeal.”

    • Nancer

      In. It’s complicated, but she can pull this off. I agree, though, she’s about the only person who could.

    • Danielle

      She’s making it work with what she’s been given but… jeez that’s a whole lotta look.

    • cmb123

      In until the shoes…then no.

    • LilyVanessi

      So OUT!

    • ovarB

      Considering she’s happily worn her wedding dress numerous times on the red carpet, this Glinda Good Witch bullshit doesn’t phase me. I’m voting it “In.”

    • LongTall_Sally

      IN. Unusual, artful and beautiful.

    • StarburstLady

      Disaster. OUT.

    • Stella Zawistowski

      I think it’s apropos that Effie Trinket gets mentioned at the bottom of this post, because I think only Effie Trinket should wear this. OUT.

    • Jennifer Schiller

      In. I actually kinda love it, although not the shoes. I also would have pulled back the hair. But maybe it’s my girly side peeking out, I think it’s kind of awesome.

    • msdamselfly

      Nah Her hair and makeup look good but the dress is difficult OUT

    • cocohall

      Skirt by Swiffer. Shoes by Chase Manhattan Bank Manager Signature Collection. Top by Alice-in-Wonderland “Eat Me” Body Transforming Couture. Hair by Girls Gone Wild/Spring Break Productions.

      • L’Anne

        I was thinking the hair looked like one of the Brady girls stole her cream rinse.

    • Ros

      IN. But only just. If I have to check that your dress isn’t the result of an Unconventional Materials challenge, that’s not a good thing.

    • Janet B

      That is no one’s dress

    • MarissaLG

      OUT. The shape does such weird things to her body, and the skirt looks so weighed down she looks like she’s about to collapse. Not a fan.

    • GillianHolroyd

      IN. Love the unusual proportions. Really like the color of the shoes, if not the vamp. Her cocker spaniel hair is dragging this look down however. I think she looks best in a short stacked bob that emphasizes her features.

      ps I’ve made my peace with the 2005 P&P, mostly due to Matthew Macfadyen and the rest of the casting. I just pretend it’s a costume drama written by someone in the 21st century with a tenuous grasp of late 18th /early 19th century customs.

    • boweryboy

      It’s barely squeeks by with an IN. The bottom half is the part I like the best about this look, but her hair is tragic.

    • housefulofboys

      IN! I love this on her. I may be influenced by my love for all things Kiera, but I don’t care. She is beautiful.

    • Therese Bohn

      Squeaking in! But only Keira could wear this… I wonder how it would look without the heavy jacket– or is that attached?

    • MartyBellerMask

      Ugly. OUT.

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    • Cathy S

      No one should wear that. Out.

    • lalahartma

      OUT, this just doesn’t work.

    • jspark

      IN It’s 21st century red carpet. Love it.

    • Julie Chase

      In. But only on her.

    • ReadBarbara

      OUT. Beading *or* sparkle Post It notes, never both. Similar to the rule about legs *or* cleavage…

    • kayleymaybe

      It’s too much all together like that. OUT.

    • Shawn EH

      Better than the model. For that alone, IN.

    • KayEmWhy

      OUT. Hiddeous!

    • Deborah Lipp

      Her torso apparently runs from the top of her ribcage to her crotch.


    • JimMcC

      IN! It’s beautiful and perfect.

    • KinoEye

      I grimaced as I scrolled down. OUT, though her powers of dress-wearing cannot be denied. This is working better than it should, or would on most other ladystars. Even the model looks awful in it.

    • Kelly

      Out. This should be no one’s dress.

    • Alexis Wenceslao

      IN! She’s serving glitter eleganza!

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Heavens no. She looks a right mess.

    • BrooklynBomber

      My God, I thought January Jones won the prize for the tiniest waist in Hollywood, but KN’s giving her a run for the money. That’s a bizarre getup. I don’t mind the shapes or the textures, but I do mind them all in the same place at the same time. So. . . I guess out. ish. Outish.

    • Virginia Lee

      I think it would’ve been very cute, if the waist line was higher. It would’ve just looked better proportion wise, and would’ve made the skirt look fuller.

    • AthenaJ

      To paraphrase Eddie Monsoon, her whole body just hangs off those cheekbones.

      • MannahattaMamma

        perfect comment, just perfect

    • MannahattaMamma

      if she were thinner, she’d turn sideways and disappear. maybe that’s why she needs so much skirt: so she doesn’t lose herself.

    • random_poster

      IN — I think she’s making it work, and this look is by no means easy to pull off.

    • 30frames

      I can’t…IN, I guess. She’s such a pretty thing. But that’s a whole lotta dress for her tiny frame. She looks exhausted from trying to keep her shoulders back.

    • Constant Reader

      Judy Jetson Goes To the Winter Formal Realness. OUT.

    • crash1212

      IN. But that skirt is a mess of frayed nonsense…is that what Miss Coco would’ve wanted? The bead work on that bodice/jacket is beautiful.

    • PeaceBang

      Out. Very bad proportions and truly awful shoes for the look (so bad as to make me wonder about possible “Miss Knightley, we’re so sorry but we lost your shoes” scenarios). She looks happy in pic #2 but the rest of the shots reveal this to be a miss.

    • JP

      Out. You boys called it with the Glinda reference. If she wore the top part with black pants, maybe.

    • ElectraWoman

      My great grandmother had a pearled bed jacket. This is bed jacket and feathers. Her features are so stunning, less is always going to be best with her.

    • anneland

      Out. Too stiff and heavy for so tiny a woman.

    • Michelle Gennari

      Her shoes look ginormous!

    • Laughingworld

      Out for all the reasons listed below.

    • Tatiana Luján

      In, but the skirt needs to be shorter.

    • demidaemon

      Like the top, hate the band of the skirt and the longer I look at the skirt, the more I dislike it. Therefore, I give her an OUT, for lack of a lasting good inpression.

    • Alloy Jane

      OUT! I love her, but not when she’s dressed like she’s about to hop on a quite, spotlit stage to perform “Recyclables: A One-Woman Show.”

    • Columbinia

      The shoes don’t go and they don’t even fit. The dress looks smashing otherwise. I go with a big, fat Almost.

    • Amel

      Maybe if the skirt were a bit shorter, the proportions wouldn’t be stumpifying her so much. As it is, it’s gonna be an OUT (though I’d like to see her try again with something else from that collection)

    • Judih1

      out plus her hair is a mess

    • LambeeBaby

      No, no, no…. Out. It’s an anemic Frankendress.

    • Rachel Wahlquist Jones

      The clothes look fine to me, but her hair is ruins it.

    • mdcoon127

      In she can wear anything

    • A.E. Boredom Queen

      In! I think it’s adorable, although the shoes definitely don’t go.

    • Mousentrude

      Out. She’s doing the best she can and almost pulls it off, but ultimately I think the dress is way too much for her. Or anyone for that matter.

    • JynxTheCat

      Send that dress to Zoe Seldano

    • LMGordon

      When the designer sends it down the runway with tennis shoes, that’s all you need to know that there are no shoes that go with this dress.