Danai Gurira at Entertainment Weekly’s 2014 Comic-Con Celebration

Posted on July 29, 2014

This is a dress that didn’t know to quit while it was ahead. There we were, humming along as we scrolled down, when we got to a point long past the point where we should have seen a hem. “No! NO, DRESS! STOP!” we cried. But alas, to no avail:

Danai-Gurira-EW-Comic-Con-2014-Walking-Dead-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)“The Walking Dead” actress Danai Gurira attends Entertainment Weekly’s 2014 Comic-Con Celebration in San Diego, California.

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This dress just wasn’t going to be happy until it hit nightgown length; possibly the least flattering hem length a lady can suffer through. It instantly makes any ankle look wide and any foot look huge. It doesn’t help that it’s rendered in some mighty cheap-looking fabric. And while we love the colors here and salute any attempt to rock a print on the red carpet, when we get in close and take in the daisies, oranges and lemons, we get the distinct impression this nightgown was made out of some old kitchen curtains. Darlings, there is no way for that to be fabulous. In conclusion: everything about this dress is wrong. In addition: The shoes don’t go with it. Further: Her head looks pretty great, though.

This concludes our assessment. Danai, let’s pretend this never happened. You’re better than this, sweetie.





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  • Kitten Mittons

    There’s not one single redeeming quality about that outfit. Long sleeves, high neckline, no shape, weird slit, random length, terrible fabric, NO jewelry, ri-goddamn-diculous shoes.
    Thank goodness for your face, honey. Try again tomorrow….

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    • Judih1

      You nailed it!

  • nannypoo

    Pretty woman, ugly dress.

  • It looks like she put it through the dryer on high heat a few too many times.

  • Michonne would take the Katana to that. 🙂

    I love her irrationally. 🙂

  • Glam Dixie

    If this dress were a sleeveless tank and had about a foot lopped off at the bottom I think I could maybe like it. As is, it’s just a big ole ‘Whut?’
    Edited to add, there is no hope for saving the shoes. They need a dumpster.

    • Raspberry2012

      Yes, if it were a much shorter dress, it would be a lot better.

    • Heather

      Those are some serious Payless Sale Rack realness.

  • MaggieMae

    Oh no. That is NOT her color. With her skin color, she could make significantly better colors SING, causing pale women around the world to weep with jealousy.

  • Anna

    Jesus take the wheel, who did this to her and why were they allowed to live?

    I’m pretty sure I had a pair of leggings in this print but I was also 6 years old and wore them with those ankle socks with the ruffle around them and LA Gears.

  • Yoshio

    Does she have religious reasons for being this covered up? Even then, there would be more attractive ways to accomplish that goal.

  • @Biting Panda

    An entire world of No.

  • AthenaJ

    Perhaps that IS a nightgown, raided from an abandoned house along with a gallon of chocolate pudding and a funky cat figurine.
    Is anyone else starved (no pun intended) for more Walking Dead? October seems way too far off right now.

  • Heather

    I think, in an effort to make this slightly better, the neck line should be lower (maybe a scoop), the sleeves should be shorter, the skirt should DEFINITELY be shorter (just above her finger tips), she should wear a belt, and she should wear some different shoes. Then it would be a little closer to tolerable.

  • Let’s just stop scrolling at the neck, because that face is FIERCE.

    • Raspberry2012

      I agree. Let’s just pretend the rest of this dress never happened!

  • At least her head’s achieving Lupita-levels of fabulous.

  • Qitkat

    I can even get on board with the daisies, oranges and lemons, because from a distance, that print is pretty, with muted colors, yet sprightly in feeling. BUT…I join everyone else in the dress design/hem length/long sleeves/cheap neckline (it has a bias trim, which no real designer would allow) critiques.
    Such a beautiful woman deserves a prettier dress. Actually, all women deserve a prettier dress.

  • LadyVimes

    That fabric is HORRIBLE. And that seaming. I need to go lie down.

  • mjude

    I love her so, but the stylist must die

  • myristica_fragrans

    that dress makes me want some five alive.

  • FibonacciSequins

    I like the colors on her, and the fabric doesn’t look any more cheap than what you liked on Emma Roberts, TLo. However, Danai needs a complete re-do here. New dress, new shoes, new stylist, new makeup artist. Nothing is enhancing her natural beauty.

    • Rhonda Shore

      It’s funny, i don’t know why but i don’t hate this at all, she looks good and it’s a perfect dress for a hot and humid summer day. It has an easiness that i like.

  • Mr. J.

    I thought of Easter eggs…the dress looks like a big Easter card…..and what it’s doing to her upper torso is not good….which is too bad, because she’s so wonderful to look at.

  • Bad Idea Jeans

    Lickable wallpaper. The snozzberries taste like snozzberries.

    • Raspberry2012

      Greatest thing I’ve heard today!

  • Dagney

    Jeez, when bad clothes happen……Her stylist should be thrown into the ocean. Those shoes? Really?

  • MilaXX

    I’m assuming they were going for a body con maxi dress look. However the print and the shoe make this look less than chic. To work this needs to be in a solid color and paired with a killer 6 inch heel.

  • Janet B

    When are those shoes a good idea? A big strap around the ankle does not make up for that tiny band across her toes.

    • Lori

      No, those shoes were not a good idea.

  • marlie

    I don’t like the dress much at all, but it could have been better if it was cut off at the knees. Even then, though, the neckline, sleeves, and print would still suck.

  • kimmeister

    The shoes don’t go with anything and shouldn’t even exist. The proportions of a tiny strap over the toes and a huge honking bandage over the ankle look good on nobody.

  • lilibetp

    What an amazing face she has! I realize that I’m as white bread as they come, but I am endlessly fascinated by strongly ethnic women, and I’m really glad to see more working in Hollywood.

  • Anplica Fiore

    And she needs a belt…

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Lord, this girl has a face.

  • Mothra

    I’d be all over that dress if it had capped sleeves or perhaps sleeveless, shorter–above the knee with a little slit up one side, and a pair of fun shoes, maybe in orange patent leather strappy sandal. and a little enamel chunky bracelets and I am just not sure about earrings. Her hair looks good though! Could use a little color (not too much) on that lip, though.

  • Miranda

    Oh noooooooooo…she’s way too cute for this mess.

  • Raspberry2012

    “This is a dress that didn’t know to quit while it was ahead. There we were, humming along as we scrolled down, when we got to a point long past the point where we should have seen a hem. “No! NO, DRESS! STOP!” we cried. ”

    I did the same thing! I was like, “Hey, that’s pretty… oh… ohhhh…” That dress is outta control. She looks like she’s dressed as Mrs. Bozo for a kid’s party!

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  • Winterlight

    It has a slit with an uneven hem. Yargh, no!

  • sk8tfan

    Michonne would shoot her on sight for general wardrobe malfeasance.

  • dschubba

    So it is possible to look awful and excellent at the same time.

  • suzq

    Oh, this fabric would have made such an interesting, fun, 40’s style dress.

  • evave2

    She has a SLAMMIN’ bod. Really. I agree about the nightgown length of the dress. Should’ve been just below the knee? Gosh, what a GREAT rump.

    I always have to look twice at her, because she is so wedded to the wig in my mind.

  • demidaemon


    This looks like the nightgown they give actresses when they try to recreate the 40s/50s in modern film. That automatically makes it a no.

  • formerlyAnon

    Either the length or the sandals (or both) make turn this rather nice look into something I’d call very “home sewn” looking.

  • PinkyK

    It looks like a community center sewing class project designed to teach seaming and mixing patterns….not cute.

  • That hem hits at what my friends in high school called “the ugly line”.