Christina Hendricks in Dolce&Gabbana at the “Magic In The Moonlight” Premiere

Posted on July 18, 2014

Once again we would like to remind all our kittens that, come February, all the lady stars will be wearing filmy, sleeveless mini-dresses with sandals. Celebrities. No understanding of how the seasons work here in the northern hemisphere.


Christina-Hendricks-Dolce-Gabbana-Red-Carpet-Magic-Moonlight-Movie-Premiere-Tom-LOrenzo-Site-TLO (1)Christina Hendricks attends the premiere of “Magic In The Moonlight” at the Paris Theater in New York City in Dolce&Gabbana.

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First off, we really dig what’s going on above her neck. It’s kind of a high-fashion look – and she doesn’t get a chance to do that often. Love the hair, the earrings, and the slightly downplayed eye makeup. She looks chic and fresh.

As for the rest, we like the look (for the most part), but we don’t know if that skirt takes well to having a blouse tucked into it.  It seems to us such a potentially tacky garment like that doesn’t need to take center stage. On the other hand, this is her silhouette, so we can understand why she’d want to keep things tight n’ tucked. We think the blouse doesn’t quite go with the skirt’s style, though. She’s all tacky-glam on the bottom and buttoned-up schoolmarm on top.

Still, we’ll take it. There’s a tiny bit of risk-taking here and the look is a little unexpected. She looks polished (which is not always the case) and it’s something different.  Not our favorite look of hers, but it’s not bad at all.



[Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images, Dolce&Gabbana]

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  • Carleenml

    I wish she would relax her face a little bit and just smile. The posey pose is so distracting.

    • conlakappa

      Her face is looking, er, un-relaxable to me. You know, if one goes to get those migraine-solving shots from the eye doctor too close to event sort of thing.

  • Love it, but the combination of pale skin and a bit of shimmer makes it look like she’s about to fall over with heat prostration.

    • Sarah

      She has to be sweltering, and it’s a shame the heavy clothes and sweat are making her gorgeous makeup look like it’s melting.

    • judybrowni

      Whatever temperature the weather people are predicting is for the air alone: at another 20 degrees for how hot the sidewalks are.
      Anybody who’d wear a long-sleeved black sweater is asking for it (even a long-sleeved free designer swearter.)
      Is a free designer sweater and cake-doily skirt worth heat prostration?
      We love you Cristina, don’t die for free out-of-season fashion.

  • Thomas

    Perfect for a Holiday party!

    • Pretty much.

    • charlotte

      One where everyone is wondering where the doily went.

  • I really like, as you say, how out of her comfort zone it is. And the head is FIERCE.

    • I know she typically rocks the blown out hair thing, but this is awesome looking. This chic look could be a new go to, if she wanted.

    • Man Dala

      Fierce? (snaps fingers) Or FIERCE? (claws fingers) — Sophia to Red in OITNB

      • Fierce SNAPS ALL AROUND

        • Man Dala

          Because we don’t interact enough — also here.

  • AmeliaEve

    I really like the skirt, but the proportions get weird with the high waistline. I wonder what this would look like with a white blouse instead of black. But if you just look at the top half, it’s all very harmonious with the hair, makeup, earrings, and plain black top. Hmmm, maybe a black belt would rebalance things a bit.

    • MilaXX

      I just posted something similar.

    • Boulderista

      Or leave the high waistline and shorten the skirt so it’s not hitting in the most unflattering spot mid-calf but hitting instead right at the knees.

    • conniemd

      or even a sleeveless blouse with a lower neckline?

    • demidaemon

      I actually am digging the idea of white on top, just for the ability to overall give the look some lightness and make it more seasonally appropriate.

  • Anna

    Coveting the earrings desperately.

  • spirit52


  • Alyssa

    Perfect for a Christmas in July party. Speaking of…I went to Hobby Lobby the other day and they already have all their Christmas stuff out. I was flabbergasted.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I’m not that surprised. Crafters need time to work their Christmas magic.

    • smayer

      They always put it out this early. And by September they’ll mark it down 50% off.

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      It’s Jesus Day every day at Hobby Lobby. Don’t even get me started…….

      • demidaemon

        I kind of hoped everyone would just boycott that place after the Supreme Court decision…

        • Introspective

          Word. Please do keep the over zealous Jesus-lovin corporations out of my uterus, thanks.

          • demidaemon


        • I had never heard of Hobby Lobby until the Supreme Court case. I didn’t think we had them around these parts, but I just did the Google and found out there is one about 15 miles from me in Burbank. I would like to declare that I am now officially boycotting them.

          • demidaemon


  • MilaXX

    Everything from the neck up is great. Love the face, the hair, and the earrings. The top is okay. I prefer it without that bow, but I don’t think Christina ever met a bow she didn’t like.I like the skirt, but I think it needs a belt to work with a tucked in top like this. Not cray about the shoes at all. In a perfect world she would have gone with a cream short sleeved top and worn sandals.

    • FibonacciSequins

      A belt would help a lot, and a cream blouse would look better with that gold.

      • Call me Bee

        Agreed. And it wouldn’t look so wintry.

    • Anna

      She really does love her bows, doesn’t she?

    • Wink

      The bow AND pleats (and the neckline) make her look even more buxom.

  • FibonacciSequins

    It’s not bad, but it’s rather matronly. I do like the pulled-back hair and earrings on her. And I want that bag.

  • Anna

    It seems like she frequently wears clothing styles that stay far away from the 50s/60s look of Joan Holloway Harris. This is one of the few times I’ve seen her go that route in real life, and he body just screams for the structured cuts of the 50s. While I’m not a huge fan of the skirt or the pointy toes, I think she truly looks like a bombshell. I feel like Ms Hendricks would just take center stage in any room she walked into.

  • She looks gorgeous in the face. Really diggin’ the hair.

    Changes? Lower the neckline and add a strong belt with a metal buckle.

  • your face

    Don’t like the hair or makeup at all. Earrings are cray. Like the skirt and top, but not together.

    Sorry, Christina, love you, don’t love this.

    • EveEve

      Not hair. Wig. Well, except for the little bit of sideburn she has pulled back with the wig. That’s real.
      The lip color works well with her skin. That’s all I got, other than this isn’t as hideous as some of her other get-ups.

      • NightOwl

        I have to say, as far as fake hair goes, hers is well done. I thought it was natural until I saw her mention using hair pieces in an interview. Now I can always find the wig line if I look closely, but even then I think it would fool most people.

        • rkdgal

          I agree; I wish I knew how she manages her wig wrangling, because I would wear one in a second if I thought I could get away with it as well as she does.

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      I’m glad someone else doesn’t like the makeup. First thought was how painted she looks — though for some reason, the closeup doesn’t look as harsh. And the hair looks incomplete, like she was having a bad hair day and they just pulled it back in the car.

      Christina, come sit by me. I’ll show you how a redhead does it.

  • Jennifer Bober

    I’m loving everything but the blouse. A softer color worn over the skirt with a good belt is how I see this. For her, I think a black and gold combo should switch placement with a black bottom and gold top.

  • 25or6to4

    Christmas in July.

  • MarinaCat

    I love this from the waist up, as I typically don’t like the frou-frou she sometimes opts for around her neck and bust. I totally don’t get this look in July, though.

  • FrigidDiva

    Looking at that top is just making me sweat. If she’d have worn something in a lighter fabric in a white or cream I’d like this look so much more.

  • Judy_S

    Clearly your next book should be on climate change.
    She looks great, though.

  • Glam Dixie

    I keep expecting to see poinsettias all around her in the background.

  • PinkyK

    It looks hot like the Florida panhandle in August hot.

  • SugarSnap108

    Her head is glorious.

  • Tanya Wade

    But….but…that FACE. Pulling the hair back truly showcases it. She should wear her hair like this more often.

  • CommentsByKatie

    I actually love this. My style is a bit tacky school marm, though, so I could be biased. That skirt fabric is magnificent – I’m a fabric hoarder so I’m really drooling over the unique, lux quality of that lace fabric.

    • Constant Reader

      I’m loving the idea of tacky schoolmarm as a fashion concept!

      • demidaemon

        If there were more tacky schoolmarms, maybe they wouldn’t get such a horrible stereotype.

      • CommentsByKatie

        Fussy silhouettes in glamorous fabrics! Let’s make it happen!

  • Lower L

    I like the hairdo in the 3/4 profile shot, but there’s something about it that seems a smidge off in the front-view photos. I’d say it’s a good idea that needs a bit of tweaking in the execution. As for the clothes, some people have suggested a cream-colored top, but wouldn’t that risk washing her out?

    • Grumpy Girl

      I wondered that too. I was thinking a jewel-y deep blue shell would be the way to go. With more of a scoop neck. And if she doesn’t want her upper arms exposed, even something with to-the-elbow sleeves would be better.

      I think the skirt is a smidge too long–seems to be hitting her just as her calf gets wider, rather than right before it becomes wider.

  • yllas

    I love everything about it, except….well, myself, I am very short waisted and can’t get away with tucking in a blouse into a skirt. So every time I see a blouse-tucked-into-skirt, I think, that makes her look short waisted. Love the earrings. I am a sucker for anything gold, adore the skirt. A lighter top with a gold necklace would have made this look perfect.

  • Judy_J

    It is a very dramatic look, but something is a bit off in the proportions. I do love the earrings, but they are making my earlobes hurt. I sure hope they aren’t as heavy as they look.

  • crash1212

    Love her head.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Why won’t she just hire a stylist? I haz confuse. She wears the most homely-length skirts, and the shoes never help. But from the neck up? LOVE it.

  • jakenderek

    loving the hair and makeup. the skirt is either two inches two short or long. that length is just AWFUL. love ya christina (saffron forever!) but you are so much better than this matronly look!

  • Jessica Freeman

    Her head is the only thing I like here. No to the rest.

  • Jacob Bowen

    It took me a moment to register that it was Christina Hendricks because of the pulled back hair…it is FANTASTIC. And WOW, that black top disguises the size of her chest from a front view…which is sad because she has the BEST boobs in Hollywood (said with the most non-creepy, young gay boy admiration and respect because she can choose to show her body or not show her body whenever she likes).

  • boweryboy

    Everything above the neck looks fab-u-lous and is giving me much needed life this Friday morning. It’s a shame about the rest of it.

  • enchanted216

    Merry Christmas!

  • Janet B

    Surprised I really like the outfit on her.
    Wish the neckline was a bit lower/relaxed. If she owned the skirt, she could wear it again with a cream blouse.

  • Mothra

    That hair style is not doing her any favors. And it is July. Black long sleeves and a long brocade skirt? Shorten the skirt, add a slit and make the top sleeveless or capsleeved and make it out of a soft drape fabric. Also I am pretty sure that little bag is empty.

  • SewingSiren

    Love the hairstyle, earrings , and neckline on her. Hate the shoes.

  • beebee10

    You guys nailed it!

  • The blouse is just so, so wrong here. It like a black hole suddenly appeared on her upper torso.

  • CB

    I feel like a white/cream top and a sandal would have made this perfect for summer. (Does she ever wear sandals? Her shoes are always disappointing.) But the head is amazing!

  • decormaven

    A belt to balance it out, and a blouse that doesn’t have the puff detail at the shoulder. Those earrings are killer!

  • flamingoNW

    Merry Christmas!

  • Laura Abrahamsen

    Breaking up the runway look was a step in the right direction, but that black blouse does not take it all the way to good.

  • MandyM

    Has she lost a bunch of weight or is it just that her hair normally adds so much more volume? She looks great either way but I do wonder if she and her stylists know it’s July.

  • Danielle

    So much boob sweat.

  • Paula Pertile

    Snaps from me! The skirt is flying dangerously close to ‘really awful’, but its not, somehow.

  • Ediths_Head

    The head is great, the rest looks like Mussolini’s grandmother. At Christmas.

  • CT14

    I don’t like the hair.

    I think she needs more hair to balance out that bosom.

    I try to look at her from just the head up, and it’s better, but not great. Maybe if it wasn’t plastered to her head?

    • GillianHolroyd

      Exaaaactly. The separating side-swept bangs and the lack of volume made me think this was *not* a wig.

      All told, the proportions are off. I do love those earrings though.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    If the top had a lower neckline and shorter sleeves this would be much more seasonally appropriate. She does look pretty good though.

  • suzq

    I hate it. I just hate blouses and skirts on her. They so rarely work. When they do, it’s because they match and don’t cut her in half. This is just horrible.
    The gold runway monstrosity looks like a cast-off altar boy vestment from the Vatican.

  • Sophie

    I like the head, but I think I’d prefer just a bit more volume to her hair. Not sold on the blouse.

  • Gatto Nero

    She was wise not to go with the smocky gold top, but the pleated bow blouse is a style mismatch for that skirt. The gold is pretty on her, though.
    Her hair and face are gorgeous.

  • Yoshio

    The original is quite referential to a traditional Filipiniana gown and I like it. While CH was wise not to wear the entire outfit, I definitely concur on the hair and makeup as a win.

  • Imasewsure

    None of this outfit works but at least it has me thinking about how I will spend my Xmas bonus this year

  • mdcoon127

    shoes are awful

    • kimmeister

      While I don’t particularly love these shoes, at least they don’t deform her feet like some of her other shoe choices in the past.

  • Eva_baby

    Eep. One of the things I really like about her is that she rocks her porcelain skin. I don’t ever think she’d look right tanned (even if she could tan). But damned if that black paired with that gold doesn’t just wash her right out. Instead of a pretty glow she looks like she is badly lit, all over. I like her hair, but paired with the outfit and the colors, it looks harsh and the palette feels all wrong for her.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She looks great. If it were December.

  • myristica_fragrans

    it always aggravates me that she never looks as good as she could. from the waist up, she’s fine, but the shirt tucked into the skirt and the shoes frump it up.

  • somebody blonde

    You silly people and your fixation on seasons. I think I’m probably never going to get it.

  • BobStPaul

    Pretty much hate the entire look – clothes, hair, and make-up. She’s rarely, if ever, looked worse.

  • MaggieSays

    Close, but no cigar.

  • StrandedFashionista

    I think the look, while seasonally inappropriate, could do with a bit of tugging up and down in strategic places to make it really look right on her body.

  • SusannaGA

    Hmmm. This makeup is reminding me an awful lot of Kate Hudson’s the other day (which, you might recall, everyone hated). And this blouse and skirt just don’t play well together. But those earrings are amazing!

  • unbornfawn

    This is a decent look for her. Love the make-up. I don’t think the hair is flattering her face.

  • mjmiller77

    she is so gorgeous. But that top is just ugly and doesn’t fit the rest. Schoolmarm is right. 🙁

  • Trickytrisha

    Neck down could be a 60 year old matron. She’s too lovely to do this to herself.

  • I like it. It’s a little Baroque. Thank the heavens she finally hired a stylist. She looks full-stop amazing from the neck up, and very good over all.

  • evave2

    I like the top/skirt that the model is wearing. I think you are right however that she always like to cinch in her waist and show off the superstructure.

  • marlie

    Christina’s hair and makeup are *gorgeous*. And I love those earrings. I pretty much like the outfit (despite not being seasonally appropriate), but I wish the skirt were a size larger so that there wasn’t that wrinkling/folding around the waist and hips. But really, she looks pretty great.

    • yes, that wrinkling blows the whole look for me, that and the horrible blouse. maybe a belt would help? the waistband looks like one i learned to make in my home ec sewing class. a lightweight rayon blouse with some balinese style cutwork around the scoop neckline might make it more warm weather friendly, along with some delicate stiletto sandals.

  • I’m okay with this outfit and I love her head. It’s tough to be a non-toothpick sized woman in Hollywood (anywhere really). There is so little to pick from and so few designers bother to understand an hourglass figure.

  • Jecca2244

    i love this!! she looks hot though.

  • CanIbeFrank

    That neckline. No. No. No no no no no nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Qitkat

    I always love how fresh and young she looks off the set, no matter what she is wearing. She is only 38, but the makeup people on Mad Men create a more mature look for her; I don’t recall exactly how old Joan is. In my opinion, decades ago, 38 was “older” than today’s 38 is.

    I love her entire makeup/hair/earrings look here; it’s amazing how wrong her people often go with such a beautiful palette to start with. The outfit though, not a fan of, at all. She looks great with black near her face though.

    • demidaemon

      I think it was, mostly due to cultural mores and life expectancy. It is interesting to track how age is read and what is expected of people of that age has changed over the decades.

  • alyce1213

    Not loving this — sexy Aunt Rita at the family Christmas party.
    I do like the makeup, but I dislike the hair. She doesn’t have the head shape/hair volume for a sleek pullback (anyway, I think it could be a wig because it looks like one).

  • I’m liking the D&G deployment. Their style might be decently in her wheelhouse, yes?

    • LMGordon

      Agreed. She can carry off D&G, she just needs a little (or a lot) of editing.

  • Boobs Radley

    That blouse is all kinds of wrong. I don’t mind the black, but it should be simpler. Maybe a sweetheart neckline, short or no sleeves.

  • I’m in heaven looking at those earrings. But if she’s in New York then, well…she must be sweating buckets under that long sleeve blouse. I agree, the blouse isn’t doing it for me, but somehow she looks sensational – not perfect – but still to die…

  • demidaemon

    I kind of love this. It was a smart choice to break up the D & G (which, taken together, would not only have not worked on Ms. Hendricks, but is too much altogether) and I am really digging the headsuit (which is WERQ worthy).

  • GemFemme

    I bet adolescent boys would love to have a schoolmarm like her! Perfect description of the top though. I like everything else. She should wear more metallic, it complements her hair and skintone.

  • SophieCollier

    Errrr… nope. Her shoulders look weirdly sloped, like someone stood on her shoulders and pulled on her head. Very strange giraffe effect going on in this.

  • SuzyQuzey

    This outfit is TERRIBLE and not at all flattering. BURN IT.

  • livesarah

    I like it all. I just don’t like that she is wearing it in Summer. Very divided opinions here though, maybe it should have been an IN or OUT!

  • Columbinia

    That’s a resounding “yeah, sure … okay” from T Lo.

  • NO WAY any woman with her “stuff” should chop herself in half like that! Love the hair n makeup. Turn that black blouse into a just below the knee sleek dress and it would be perfect! Ditch that hideous gold thing masquerading as a skirt along with those dumpy black pumps…

  • ktr33

    and credit for taking from the runway and making it real-world (Real Celeb-world, that is, but still)

  • CatLady

    I think she looks beautiful. The blouse has some fit issues and the waistband of the skirt is weird, but overall I really like it.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Not sure it’s “polished” so much as “sweaty.” She’s buttoned-up and outside in NYC in July.

  • JynxTheCat

    Happy New Yea…wait…what?

  • Her head looks spectacular. If she’d worn a strappy black sandal it would have brought the whole thing up a notch.