Cristin Milioti in Tanya Taylor at the NBC Universal Summer TCA Tour 2014

Posted on July 14, 2014

Cristin-Milioti-Tanya-Taylor-NBC-Universal-Summer-TCA-Tour-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Cristin-Milioti-Tanya-Taylor-NBC-Universal-Summer-TCA-Tour-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Cristin Milioti attends the NBC Universal Summer TCA Tour 2014 in Beverly Hills, California in a Tanya Taylor ‘Emily’ gingham floral dress from the Spring 2014 collection.






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  • wisenhar

    She looks like one of those 1970s big-eyed girl paintings.

    • A Margaret and Walter Keane.

      • decormaven

        You know your Important Art.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          We BK’s like to acknowledge the Greats.

  • Thomas

    Looks like an overwrought dress made out of a 1950s tablecloth.

    • 3boysful

      Ergo, PR challenge.

  • Mothra

    Why does that kind of cute dress look so wrong on her? It looks so much better on the model. Is it because her shoes are white-ish? Or because it is too long? Or because it fits badly around the midsection? Or is it the smirk? Hm.

    • kimmeister

      Partly because she’s much shorter than the model so it’s not knee length on her?

    • FibonacciSequins

      The model is taller so the dress hem is hitting her knees, which looks much better.

      • d4divine

        The model’s dress is also more tapered at the hem, which gives the dress more shape. Cristin’s dress is Aline and too long. When will the stylists powers that be figure out that the proportions of a tall lithe model and a small woman are not the same. My goodness.

        • MoHub

          The front pleat is also crisper on the model. It’s more rounded on Cristin and looks like a fabric penis.

          • Mothra

            Yes. I do not approve of the fabric penis.

    • ChiKat67

      All of the above. I was just thinking how much better the whole thing looked on the model. Give this to one of the Fannings (Elle please, and let her pair it with some crazy Prada shoes just cuz it’s fun).

    • MK03

      The runway version looks like a nicer dress overall. I don’t know why they gave the dingy gray version to her.

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        It might be the same dress – I think the lighting and the two backgrounds (one grey – bringing out the blue, the other blue bringing out the grey) are making the fabric look different.

        • Mothra

          I thought it was the photos, but you’re right. It could be that she got the dull dishwater grey version.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      If this dress hit her at the knee it would be a better length.

    • Janet B


    • Kikishua

      I think, at least in part, because the white/blue upcurve on the bodice uses a more blended bit of the pattern on the model, so it works better over the busy-ness of the background gingham.

  • If you squint, that bodice looks like a cat’s face with the straps as ears.

  • Jennifer Bober

    Is it the lighting, or is there a major color change here? I like how the color looks in the model shot so much better.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Having a lone strip of fabric do the wave on the wearer’s torso wasn’t the best design choice.

    • 3boysful

      If there were not a designer name attached, I would have sworn this was particularly poor home sewing.

  • James

    Bad length on her, needs to be shorter.

  • kimmeister

    I’ve yet to see anybody pull off a dress from this collection.

  • Danielle

    Isn’t this the exact same print that FLOTUS opted out of from another designer’s collection last week?

    • Synnae

      No, she dumped the skirt and went for the mega flowers print all over. It was the same designer though.

      • Danielle

        You’re right, same designer. I had a blonde moment and mixed up the name of the wearer and the name of the designer in my head. Mondays!

  • hughman

    I have never heard of this woman but I’ll give her credit for bringing the kuh-RAZY faces to these pics. She looks like she’d stalk you at the grocery store then key your car for not saying “hi”.

    • Thomas

      Sounds like you have first hand experience lol

    • Violentcello

      Neither have I, so I was surprised by how immediately annoyed I was. Must be the Grocery Store Stalker effect.

    • Kristin McNamara

      She was revealed to be “the Mother” in How I Met Your Mother in the last episode of the penultimate season. (So she’s only been in the limelight, per say, for a little over a year. I believe she was on Broadway before TV as well.)

    • Kent Roby

      You’re bringing up THAT again? I told you I was sorry; I saw your Delorean and just assumed it was my ex’s!

      • wisenhar

        Is scratched stainless steel really that big of a problem?

  • Synnae

    This is one of those dresses that requires a tall girl to wear it. The tulip shaped skirt is completely lost on Christin. Boring pumps and retro hair are not working either. There is a reason the model has a very sleek look with very modern shoes.

    Also, while I think that band is problematic period, on the model at least it has flowers all over, meaning it ties in with the dress better.

  • Heather

    Raise the hem, lower the neckline (I use that word tentatively, I just can’t think of another word to get my meaning across) and it would be much better.

  • smh4748

    I almost like this, but boy does that length torpedo it. It goes from being cute and fun to frumptastic.

  • mjmiller77

    she’s so adorable, and that dress is too ugh. The length is wrong, the skirt hangs wrong, and that doofy thing around the waist is distracting. too bad

  • Alison

    Dear god, that’s an awful length. I swear, is everyone in Hollywood, like, miniature?

    • Synnae

      Nah, most of them are just average Americans. Runway models are between 5’9″ and 6′ with most being 5’10 or 5’11. The average American female is 5’4″….

      • Alison

        Oh right, sorry. My tall-person bias is showing.

        • Synnae

          Hey I’m 6’2″ myself. We can tall bias together 😉

          • Alison

            Woohoo! 5’10” over here. Let’s extra-high five!

          • crash1212

            5’9″ here…always jealous of my Mom who was 5’11” and always wore heels! Tall people rock.

        • quiltrx

          5’11” here, and yes, I will be happy to get that off the top shelf for you, tiny little ‘average’ person (LOL).

      • Janet B

        My teen is 5’8″ and used to hate it. The problem now is the lack of height in her male friends.

  • teensmom99

    What’s with the hem on the versions of this dress (this one or FLOTUS’s).

  • there is not one thing about this dress that looks good or flattering on her. FAIL.

  • decormaven

    [says in best Pete Campbell voice:] Are you Amish or something? Well you’re in the city, now. It wouldn’t be a sin for us to see your legs.

  • Too long. Bad shoes. This is apparently my new refrain.

  • newidentity

    I guess she’s not a big enough star for them to hem this for her?

  • crash1212

    4 inches shorter would make this a perfect look to my eye. Love the high pony with this.

  • marlie

    I’m not crazy about the dress, rarely are white shoes ever deployed correctly, and her cutesy posing is annoying. But, she looks cute – in a daytime, casual sort of way – from the neck up.

  • understateddiva

    She was the best thing about the interminable last season of HIMYM, and I hope great things are ahead for her!! I like the direction her stylist is going in, for an up-and-comer, but the execution is kind of a fail.

  • MilaXX

    I like the dress until I saw the model’s version. I like the blue gingham better. That said the fit is off a bit in the torso. It looks like the dress torso is too long for her or something. The dress could also stand a slight hem. Otherwise, it’s an almost cute look.

  • KT

    Everyone keeps wearing some version of this blah dress

  • another_laura

    The fabric is ugly. Tweaking the elements of this dress is not going to cure ugly.

  • evave2

    I liked the model’s dress length better. Also, it looks like somebody taught her how to look “cute.” I hate “cute.”

  • Imasewsure

    Wait ‘itl Mommy finds out she is wearing her dress and shoes!! GROUNDED!!

  • what not

    Just addressing the garment: Why do designers keep putting these things together? Saturated black straps and the white belt thing are too much of a contrast with the washed out colors of the rest of the dress, not to mention the print balance is off on the belt part (it doesn’t look asymmetric, just accidental). It’s a miss from the get-go.

  • OffToSeeHim

    The color is SO much cuter on the model! Why change the checks to beige?

    • Gatto Nero

      I think this is a function of lighting (and maybe color tweaking) in the model shot.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    She’s adorable. The dress is a mess, but she is so cute she almost makes it work.

  • She looks very pleased with herself, and I don’t know why. It must be the cute ponytail, because the dress is hiddy.

  • Melmmmendes

    Ugh that length

  • DuBey2

    I don’t know who this Tanya Taylor designer is, but I hope she retails this dress fort about $30. in the mall – because thats what it looks like. I might still wait til it was on sale to buy it. (If at all)

  • jabes

    It looks homemade, in a really bad way.

  • quiltrx

    Why does she have that self-satisfied expression? I irrationally hate her, instantly, and I don’t even know who she is. I want to slap her lips out of their pursed position.
    She’s like Jennifer Love Hewitt without the focus-pulling rack.

  • cat772

    Girl, that’s not your expression.

  • A dress design that stumbled, tripped and crashed in it’s attempt to evolve into something attractive?

  • Dagney

    cute, but hairspray anyone?

  • Innuendo

    That ugly little white and blue band is just poor placement. It looks like a belt that’s riding up over your stomach. Why would anyone want something to highlight what is a problem area for so many women? She doesn’t even have a tummy and it still looks terrible on her.

  • Gatto Nero

    The bodice squashes her boobs and wrinkles at the waist, and the length swamps her. The weird, curving band looks like a misguided attempt to add some interest to what is essentially a boring sundress.

  • boweryboy

    I can’t with the pigeon toe stance. I can’t. Also, that dress has one element too many. Plus, those shoes are HUGE.

  • Tracey Magyar

    This looks like something a beginning sewer made and was so proud of the effort decided to wear it out of the house despite the obvious flaws. Speaking as a beginning sewer, of course.

  • JynxTheCat

    HomEc project.

  • Tami from Seattle

    That strip across the bodice needs a grey background rather than a white one.

  • MissusBee

    Return of the Killer Picnic Blanket. Kills a girl’s figure from every angle. With black shoulder bands to mourn the breasts tragically sunk before their time.

  • Aurumgirl

    White shoes kill everything.