America Ferrera in Dolce&Gabbana in London

Posted on June 23, 2014

Oh, well done, Miss Lady. This brought a smile. Two of them, actually.


America-Ferrera-BBC-Radio-London-Dolce-Gabbana-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)America Ferrera heads to the BBC Radio 2 studios in London, England in Dolce&Gabbana.

America-Ferrera-BBC-Radio-London-Dolce-Gabbana-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Dolce&Gabbana Spring 2014 Collection

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Let this be a lesson to y’all. Sometimes, when the fashion world is telling you you’re supposed to wear a gold metallic miniskirt, it’s perfectly correct for you to roll your eyes and reach for that simple black pencil skirt that never does you wrong. She’s either got true style or someone who’s making good decisions for her. Someone who knows what they’re doing picked that heavy shoe to balance out that focus-pulling top and those fabulous sleeves. The whole look is balanced and proportionate to our eyes.

Are we crazy for thinking Christina Hendricks could rock this? Or are the polka dots and sleeves too much for her bodacious torso?



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  • RussellH88

    That’s some Chic Big Business Realness.

  • Tami from Seattle

    She looks amazing! America FTW!

  • Thomas

    Cute look and I like the sleeves, but I can’t help but think if you put a bow on her head she would be Minnie Mouse.

    • Glam Dixie

      Dang shoulda read the comments, totally Minnie Mouse but still super cute.

    • FuhUgh

      I feel like the shoes are part of what is taking this into Minnie Mouse land – granted the big polka dots are a huge contributor, but those shoes look weirdly outsized, just like Minnie’s shoes always do.

  • Tiffany Green

    She looks fab!

  • brown-eyed girl

    Love her. Methinks that Christina Hendricks may be a bit too bodacious for the dots.

    • jen_vasm

      This is wonderful on America. A jewel neckline + polka dots + semi shiny material would be a bridge too far on Christina.

  • Lily

    I want to like this look but it just reads flamenco high-class prostitute to me, and tbh, I really think it’s the top that does it. Shoes and skirt are chic and easy, but the top just makes me dizzy.

  • Chic, fun and gorgeous.

  • DaringMiss

    The polka dots and flared sleeves are some serious flamenco elements. Hendricks would look very silly in them. America knew enough to pull her hair back to accent her face but Christina would have a hard time doing the same thing.

  • Annistella

    I think the D&G top looks better on her than the model. While their ad campaigns make no sense to me, when those picky italians design for women, they mean it. Bravo.

  • hughman

    I can totally see Christina Hendricks working this and looking all Ann-Margret in “Viva Las Vegas”.

  • Sobaika

    I think Christina Hendricks could do those sleeves in a solid color or those polka dots without those sleeves, not together.

    America Ferrera looks beautiful and wonderfully put together. This is borderline werq for me.

  • @Biting Panda

    Boom Chica Boom! Killing It!

  • random_poster

    She looks fantastic! For Christina, I’d say no polka-dots, and not red.

  • Christin Pardy-Nosenchuk

    I would love to see Christina Hendricks in this but she would fuck it up with a fugly shoe choice.

    • jilly_d

      You could not be more correct.

    • Imasewsure

      That was my first thought too… top yes… skirt yes…. Dansko clogs with straps… sad no….

    • Lower L

      I give Christina Hendricks a pass on shoes because–and I don’t say this to body snark–she seems to have actual podiatry issues. But I definitely would like to see her in this.

  • nannypoo

    She’s beautiful and this elegant outfit suits her perfectly.

  • NBG

    Some may not dig the selves but I think they bring just the right amount of “movie star” to this look. I am thrilled that she is working with someone who knows how to make the most of her fabulous figure. Don’t change a thing, America! You’re gorgeous.

    • Wink

      Never hurts to serve up a bit of glamour.

  • Glam Dixie

    She looks adorable but it’s giving me Minnie Mouse. Love her beautiful smile, she knows she looks good.

    • Shawn EH

      I think America can get away with this, because it’s also a look that would be fun on Selena Gomez; it’s youthful. But on Christina H., totally Minnie Mouse costume, no doubt!

  • alyce1213

    This is perfect for her! It’s a WERQ for me.
    I think it’s not for Christina Hendricks — not her personality.

  • BLauDGaspode

    Ladybug Girl all grown up!

    I’m not a fan of the sleeves, but she does look great.

  • j regan p

    If you ask me, her beautiful smile carries it to the top. She could be in a burlap sack but she radiates confidence. I love ‘Ugly Betty’!

  • lundibleu

    America looks fantastic here. It’s all spot on.

    As for Christina, I think she could rock this look too, although I’d suggest she’d maybe need a wider neckline than this top has.

  • SuzyQuzey

    Brava! I don’t like the shoes at all, but they work with this particular outfit.

  • Ooo la la!

  • LadyVimes

    Those sleeves would be too much for Christina. Big chest and big sleeves? Nuh-uh. But they look fabulous on America.

  • Gatto Nero

    Perfect proportions and great colors on her. Brava.

  • kmk05

    She looks beautifully put together. The earrings are a great touch, and she is making those shoes sing even though the platform should be considered excessive.

    • DuBey2

      Yes. I love what the line of those earrings does for her profile & neck. This is the best I’ve ever seen her.
      Plus I just love her.

  • marlie

    Christina Hendricks could totally rock this. I think America looks fantastic. The skirt and top are doing amazing things for her figure, and the shoes fit the sort of retro vibe of the rest of the look, without being costume-y. And I love the sleeves.

  • carrie

    Wish the sleeves were cut off before the flair. It gives her t-rex arms.

  • crash1212

    Her look is SO much better than the model’s. She looks fab.

    Not sure I’d put Ms. Hendricks in a neckline that high – doesn’t usually work for her.

  • MilaXX

    She’s on my list of celebs I want to have a drink with. I’ve loved her since Real Women Have Curves. She looks beautiful here. As for Ms. Hendricks, I don’t think I would like that top on her.Not just because of the boobs, but how she carries herself. She does this sort of demure look up thing with her body and this look requires a standing up straight, confident look. Christina in that skirt and shoes is a no brainer, but I’d go for a different top for her.

    • jayetyler

      I love her too & think she looks fantastic. My husband always tells me that she is my celebrity doppelganger (which I take as the highest compliment). I so hope she’ll be back on my TV screen regularly in the fall.

  • Fuchsiaforever

    I love the outfit! Go America! Ok, Uncles, you sold me the striptastic shoes, fine, she can keep them, I get the logic. And, yes, I’d love to see Hendricks in this! 😀

  • Trickytrisha

    Wheee! Love this on her. Gold stars all around to her and her stylists.

  • America looks fantastic but I think Christina Hendricks’ body is a little too boobielicious for this look.

  • TinyDynamo

    Love it! Chic and fashion forward, yet totally relatable. Great job, America!

  • anyalama

    The sleeves would look a little silly on Christina Hendricks.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Love this! Classy/sexy. Good call on pulling her hair back in a simple ponytail, too.

  • Kawena

    Love this! Not sure if it would work for Christina, though. I think that part of her issue is that she has a high waist and it’s hard to find something flattering for her with that combination of features. It would be difficult to get this skirt to fit her properly.

    • understateddiva

      Exactly, this would cut her off right under her glorious bosom. She needs something to elongate the waist.

  • KendraMR

    It’s a WERQ for me.

  • fursa_saida

    I love it! Like an updated Betty Boop.

    I think this would be a disaster on Christina Hendricks.

  • Cover of a Novella maybe…today NO WAY!

  • Man Dala

    “Don’t give me that inner beauty crap, Betty!” — Wilhelmina. She looks fantastic.

  • Tarah

    Still confused as to why she’s cast as the “other friend” in movies.

    • Maybe the “cute” friend : )

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Lovely look, the blouse just pops against the black pencil skirt(and I almost typed penis skirt…shows you where my mind goes)

  • ChaCha_70

    This is a total “Be Me” for me. Love.

  • Skippymom1

    I am just happy to Miss America [sorry] out there. She looks stunning. Well done young lady. Can I borrow your skirt?

  • Sophie

    With the black skirt, this looks entirely too much like a ladybug costume I once saw. The golden miniskirt, for all its faults, would have broken up the colour scheme.

  • Tanya Wade

    Put your cha cha heels on! She looks perfect.


  • Yoshio

    Perhaps a personal best for Ms. Ferrera – I’m having that top made immediately in at least two fabrics. Very nice look for her.

  • stubbornthoughts


  • quiltrx

    That blouse is everything. She looks great!

  • msdamselfly

    This is so perfect

  • AnneElliot

    America looks bodacious. I’m ignoring the peep toe platforms, which I loathe, simply because I think she’s adorable.

  • Bozhi

    Hendricks would rock this, but it is too old looking for this young woman.

  • Jecca2244

    Love her and this outfit! When i lived and worked in Italy years ago, Ugly Betty was the ONLY American show I could get. Have had a soft spot for her ever since.

  • e jerry powell

    SO CUTE.

    I’m going to die for a minute, this is so cute. Let this be a lesson, Domenico.

  • RescueMe23

    Love her – love real women with hips and a booty – yay real people!!

  • Kent Roby

    She looks awesome! I assume this means she has a show in the works?

  • Reine Bron

    America has been looking fantastic lately

  • Wink

    The gold metallic mini (on the model) would have been a disaster on America. Thank goodness that crisis was averted!

  • AlisonHendryx

    Love it, but it doesn’t feel very “June” though. Feels very “September”

  • Danielle

    She looks faboo. I love polka dots, on anyone.

  • James

    Simply fab! Well done my lady.

  • Emily Smith

    I love this girl, I have loved her ever since Ugly Betty which is still one of my all time favorite ridiculous TV shows.

  • Janet B

    Brava, America. Knowing how to take a piece and make it your own is a skill everyone could use.
    Christina would need an open neck blouse to make it work for her. Slightly smaller sleeves wouldn’t hurt either.

  • paintedfish

    very Cha Cha Digregorio, i love it.

  • shopgirl716

    Bravo! She is gorgeous!

  • largishbearishAtlish

    The.Smile.Makes.It. !!! one of those great faces that makes you instantly smile to the point you (almost, this IS T’lo land) almost don’t care what she is wearing. So chic, just pure class/ic/y.

  • HobbitGirl

    I had a whole wardrobe of those sleeves in 2001/2. I’m not happy to see them again.

  • melanie0866

    She should not have worn a black bra. Nude would have been better.

  • colorjunky

    Very flamingo!

  • macwell

    Christina H. could totally rock this, but I gotta say – this is the best America has ever looked – IMHO. Good for you America – Good for you…:)

  • Aurumgirl

    I think the neckline would make Christina look too matronly. But this is perfect on America.

  • Man Dala

    She looks fantastic.

  • Clash D

    I can’t take my eyes off how flattering that hemline is to her calves. She looks great.

  • martha

    perfectly proportioned, perfect on her

  • She’s fab : )
    This does look like something Joan Harris could wear : )