Emmys 2014: Julia Roberts in Elie Saab Couture

Posted on August 26, 2014

Julia wore one of her “I’m not a hugger” dresses.

Julia-Roberts-2014-Emmy-Awards-Elie-Saab-Couture-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Julia Roberts attends the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California in an Elie Sabb couture dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps, Wilfredo Rosado earrings, and a Irene Neuwirth ring.

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Honestly? No lie? She had us until we got to the skirt. The color looks really great on her and the beads are fun, even if we can’t help but think of the massive ass dimples she must have had from sitting down. But that skirt just doesn’t sit right with us. The shape of it doesn’t work for her. The waist sits too high and, because she’s slim-hipped, the flare of it makes her otherwise spectacular legs look like sticks. We’re not sticklers about whether ladies should wear gowns to awards shows, but we think this might have looked better with some long, draped skirt with a high slit to show off the goods. With this skirt, it all goes Judy Jetson.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com, IMAXTree]

    • luciaphile

      The hair is not good on her.

      • NBG

        Thank you. I was thinking the same thing. This whole look is brought down from the start by that sad hair. Time for a change, Jules.

      • MoHub

        Yes. I initially couldn’t even get past the hair to look at the dress.

      • ireneY

        Your face should not be shades darker than your hair. With the bright stage lighting last night, she looked orange with a bad white drag queen wig.

        • Raspberry2012

          Right? Totally serving up “Dida Ritz” realness!

      • Dino Bonačić

        BUT THOSE LEGS.

        • andreawey

          took the words right out of my mouth!

      • MissRiss65

        Few had good hair. I am convinced the hair stylists went on strike and all the brushes have been burned

      • Rhonda Shore

        She looks SO much better as a brunnette or with auburn hair, but this brassy blonde that she insists on doesn’t do her justice. And I like the dress, by the way.

        • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

          I agree. I wish she would go back to auburn. And I like the dress, too.

      • bassfemme

        That hair is exactly the same as Jennifer Aniston’s. And I don’t like it on her either.

      • http://oddsing.com/ oddsing

        Ye, the dress is odd. But, this doesn’t matter. She always goddess.

      • jen

        Yes! She needs to fire her colorist immediately!

    • imperfectlaura

      Giuliana was all like “Look at her legs in that dress…she looks like a 20 year old.” But I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought they looked too small in that dress.

      • FrigidDiva

        I only caught a few minutes of E!’s red carpet coverage, and even that was too Giuliana. OMG, that woman is ridiculous when talking to celebs.

        • imperfectlaura

          I get a morbid kind of enjoyment watching how embarrassing she is. Also, I love to see her say everyone’s dress is gorgeous only to trash them on Fashion Police the next day.

          • FrigidDiva

            I don’t know who is worse, her or Kelly, on Fashion Police the next day talking about the dresses. The only one I think that has any actual honest critque is George.

            • imperfectlaura

              I really do like George but he’s about it. Kelly and Giuliana both remind me of the high school girls who terrorized me. They don’t have that awesome of style but like to pretend like they’re experts. They fawn over everyone on the red carpet because God forbid they be honest about anyone to their faces. Then they turn around and trash them the next day. Either don’t say anything about what you think on the red carpet or say what you actually think, but don’t lie like a catty bitch who can only talk about people behind their backs. I’ve got to admit though…E Red Carpet/Fashion Police are such disasters it’s hard not to watch. I would kill for a day when we get a group of stylists, bloggers, etc. to do a recap show though. It would be 10x more informative and entertaining.

            • Trent

              Actually Kelly is worse on Fashion Police, IMO, because she’s “friends” with a lot of the younger celebs and is MUCH nicer to them as a result. She’s never truly honest about Miley, Demi, Selena, etc. And **shrug** I don’t mind Giuliana on the show because she can be amusingly bitchy at times. I do think it’s funny that Joan is never allowed on the E! Red Carpet…

          • cocohall

            It’s interesting how the celebrities have started to call them on this and say “Joan, be kind to me” or whatever. But to be fair, E! is just one of many outlets that does a fashion round-up. Their publicists keep reminding them that worse fate than being trashed is being overlooked. I agree that George’s critiques are the best. He is almost clinical in his assessments – and I also appreciate how he will flat out say something is ridiculous when it is.

            • demidaemon

              Although he sometimes loves something that’s “fashiony” when the rest of us are “WTF.” At least Joan is usually pretty universally objective, actually, which allows her carte blanche on the jokes.

            • cocohall

              Joan actually seems to be pretty happy when a star looks like a star (in her mind). I think she values celebrity SO much that she can’t imagine not making the effort. She always looks professional in public, regardless of how late/early her red-eye flight is. My husband and I saw her recently do her show and she was a force of nature, working the stage like she was three decades younger than she is. And she was funny – funnier than on FP. She doesn’t get to build up any rhythm on FP, but on stage she is like a freight train just barreling along.

            • demidaemon

              That’s true, and we definitely encourage that philosophy here (especially for the boys!). man, I would love to go see her perform. LOVE!

            • cocohall

              I was ambivalent about going to see her – there are many acts (musical and comedy) that perform at this particular venue that are a bit past their prime. I shouldn’t have worried. She was terrific. Of course she is obscene and her jokes are offensive. But she is truly equal opportunity offensive, starting with herself. Her philosophy really seems to be that life is almost unbearably hard, everyone hurts and the only way to get past it is to find a way to laugh. But if you do go see her, don’t be late. She just skewered the late arrivals, particularly the ones in the front row.

            • demidaemon

              I despise tardiness, so I would definitely avoid that. And you just hit the nail on the head of why she is such a great comic, despite some of the flak she still gets: she always starts from herself, which gives her the freedom to move onto other targets.

            • cocohall

              Have you watched A Piece of Work? The documentary about her? I had seen it a few years ago, but watched again after seeing her perform. She is truly inspirational. Which is not to say that I love everything about her – I wish she would stop with the Whitney Houston jokes already – but her drive, her ability to rebound from failure is phenomenal. I hope I have half her energy when I’m 81.

            • demidaemon

              No, but it is definitely on my to-watch list.

    • SistaT

      She seems to be morphing into Kyra Sedgwick. But Kyra dresses better.

    • RescueMe23

      Agreed. This would look so much better as a gown.

    • CPK1

      love the shoes and the belt on the model. Julia’s version not so much. And time to give the hair a serious rethink

    • TheGrandSophy

      I like the colour. That is about it.

      • megohd

        The color doesn’t look good on her, IMO. Doesn’t help that it always looks so straggly and informal.

        • TheGrandSophy

          Do you mean her hair? I was talking about the colour of her dress.

    • Kent Roby

      I like it, warts and all.

      • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

        You win.

      • ballerinawithagun

        I love the whole dress also! Fabulous color. If those are sticks, I wish they belonged to me!

      • smayper

        I have trouble with any garment that looks as if it would feel horrible against my skin or fingertips. Hence my trouble with this one, as well as many armored or leather dresses.

    • Introspective

      agree with the uncles. definitely wanted this to be a gown. but i guess the flouncy skirt made her feel youthful? problem is that it does go juvenile.

      • MoHub

        I believe the PR phrase is “too junior.”

    • FrigidDiva

      That skirt just makes the whole dress way too heavy and she really should kept the belt, this dress desperately needed the belt. I do agree though that this would have looked so much better as a gown, but the dress just reminds of carbuncles or some other kind of skin ailment.

      • Fitzperry

        My brain went to boils or skin condition too, then I thought some sort of sea monster or alien, although the color is beautiful on her.

        • FrigidDiva

          Agreed, the color is gorgeous.

        • sandrita

          Bubonic plague, but I like it (except for the hair).

      • Ebto

        I’m thinking barnacles.

    • http://smalltownbigwardrobe.com/ Catherine

      I think I like the hair because I’ve been trying (and failing) to do that barely wave thing to my own hair. I really really like this on her. My only quibble is actually the shoes.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      Amazing legs, but how much better would it have looked if it kept going down to the floor?

      • decormaven

        Yes, it’s a little too much “Look at my legs! Aren’t they great?” They are, but a longer length would have been more appropriate for this venue.

        • Trent

          I normally would agree, but I have to admit I think she’s pulling this off. It helps that I love the color of the dress, and even though it’s short, it doesn’t read “cocktail” to me.

    • higgledypiggledy

      I liked this a lot, as is. Great color, fun beads, unexpected shape. I liked the jewelry, too – and that was not an easy look for jewelry. Maybe not the most supremely flattering skirt shape for her legs, but she’s Julia Freaking Roberts. She doesn’t need to set the dial to maximum hotness at all times. She can just have some fun sometimes – and this looked fun. Only quibble: the shoes were uninspired.

      • Tracy_Flick

        I agree, I love it and love the color.

    • James

      I like it as it is. I don’t think it’s an Emmys dress though and to make it one it’d be better with a different flow-y skirt with no or less beads.

    • Anna

      She looks like she’s covered in barnacles. I like the colour but think this would work better as a gown.

      • Sarah

        Yeah, it was reading a bit too Dead Man’s Chest for me. It’s like she’s been plagued by a scourge.

    • smh4748

      I really like this dress. I don’t mind it terribly on her, but there’s something oh-so-slightly off about it on her. Maybe it’s just too young of a dress?

    • evave2

      Ass dimples. I also cannot stop thinking about ass dimples. But I like the shape of the skirt, I think everything looks “good” but not “right.” I can’t put my finger on it. I agree that her hair just looks like an afterthought, but I can’t think of anything that would’ve made the hair/make up go with the outfit. That dress demands something other than the hair.

    • @Biting Panda

      The skirt silhouette is too precious for a grown ass woman.

      • MaryMcClelland

        YES! That’s what I think. This is too young for her. A gown would have made all the difference. And a belt.

    • joancarol

      Bubonic Plague boils

    • Alyssa

      I think this would have been SO much better as a gown. Also, the hair needs a rethink.

    • Salasalu

      She was drunk when she was presenting, right? It was hilarious. Hair is too blonde to my taste, but there’s no denying she has fabulous genes. And her wrinkles and lack of botox are gloriously beautiful.

      • WendyD

        I literally said “drunk” to my TV when she wobbled out. Good grief.

      • Glam Dixie

        I agree, she irks me to no end, but her wrinkles are seriously beautiful.

    • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      The shape is a little youthful for her.

    • H2

      The skirt gives me a bit of an Ariana Grande vibe. Cute and young. Not meant for a sophisticated woman.

    • B_C_J

      It should have been a floor length gown & she should have gone to see her hairstylist instead of jumping in the pool.

    • RussellH88

      I like the dress, I just don’t like it on her.

    • In_Stitches

      She looks like a mother of the bride who’s really into crafting and really feels the need to prove that she’s still got it!

      I liked it until you described a much, much better dress that she should have worn.

    • Calinda_L

      She was clearly dressing down for the little TV people.

    • GemFemme

      I like the dress, but I bet when she sat down it felt like she was sitting on a outbreak of hemorrhoids.
      Face and hair wise she looks like a dead ringer for that Real Housewives of Bev. Hills chick. I think her name’s Taylor. That’s not a good thing.

    • Claire

      I get the comments against the shape of the skirt, but I’m such a sucker for the long-sleeved/short skirt dress combo.

    • Lori Wade Miller

      And she’s got a little crazy on her face.

      • Introspective

        but doesnt she always??

        • demidaemon

          Usually it’s more than a little.

    • bringbackbeatles

      I guess I’m in the minority, but I love this dress on her. Love the color, the beading, and the shape. Think her legs look amazing.

      • sundaynightaddict

        I’m with you, but I’m also one of the few people here who doesn’t have her on my irrational hate list lol. I also don’t mind the length here – particularly for somebody who’s not a nominee.

        • marlie

          We can go sit in the corner together.

        • GillianHolroyd

          Oh, she’s on my irrational hate list (Hi Crazy Eyes!) but I do think she looks good here. Yes, add the belt and change to a long draped skirt and it would be better, but even so, this is the best she’s looked in ages. The hair looks good even if the color is a bit wrong. Basically, it’s “here are my legs” and in that, she succeeded.

        • Tuneful54

          Rational hate list.

      • DuBey2

        I loved it on her last night, and loved it on her today in the recaps. Love the whole look as its styled, though I agree the waist may sit slightly different on her. But I think that peplum-ish thing would be awful if she did NOT have such slim hips.
        Not a Julia fan, but I thought this was the best she’s looked in a long time. Liked that the dress had the deep V but yet cleavage was controlled. Loved that it was an interesting other color than black; and I liked that it was short but still had the formal-ness to handle the venue.
        Hey, it wasn’t: lace/nude/obscene/black/or bridesmaid-ey.

    • Grumpy Girl

      Man, I loathe that blonde color on her hair. It looks so fake. I can understand that perhaps she doesn’t want the beautiful auburn of her youth, but something a little deeper and less “fried blonde” looking would be so much more flattering.

      Her nail color looks nice though. And I can’t help but smile to think how uncomfortable she was sitting in that bumpy skirt.

    • imspinningaround

      Nice color, but the texture of the dress looks like boils.

      Is this the place where I can say I HAAAAATED her “Look at me clomp onto the stage in my hoof-like shoes like a new colt! I’m gonna make the award I’m presenting all about me! I’m America’s Sweetheart! Love me!” performance last night?

      • FibonacciSequins

        I think everyone’s with you on that complaint.

      • rocketinu

        But shouldn’t America’s Sweetheart be sweet? I do think she looked great in that dress, but I still always hate hoof shoes. She’s tall and doesn’t need the extra height.

        • marlie

          I wouldn’t describe these as hoof shoes. They have a little platform, but they’re nowhere near as horribly bad as most hoof shoes are. Also, I’m as tall as Julia, and I love wearing heels. the higher the better. It’s about because of the extra height; it’s just because I like them and/or they look better with what I’m wearing.

      • GillianHolroyd

        Did she clomp? (I didn’t watch) She can’t walk in heels to save her life.

      • KendraMR

        During her “performance”, I kept saying, “Bye, Felicia!”. Gosh, she’s annoying.

    • OffToSeeHim

      I think she looks really pretty. I love the color, I think the beading is fun, and the shape is great. I’m not sure I see what you’re saying about her legs, I think she hasn’t looked this great in a long time.

    • MissRiss65

      She doesn’t appear to know how to stand properly whilst donning a short dress either. Maybe she was letting some air flow. She stood similarly while presenting best actor.

    • http://urban-gypsy.com/ Tess Danesi

      I agree with T-lo’s assessment, as usual, but I still want to love it. Except that some of you kittens have bitterly mentioned boils and now I’m quite torn. It’s so hard to unsee and a little unappetizing as I’m eating my yogurt. Grrrr.

    • sarcasmfont

      “massive ass dimples” – lmao! I thought the exact same thing when I saw this dress, did they give her a donut to sit on to help with how uncomfortable this must have been??? Love the top half of this look, not so much the bottom half.

    • FibonacciSequins

      From the waist up, very good. From the waist down, Grand Ole Opry.

    • LP

      This would actually look better on a shorter person

    • Janet B

      Love the long sleeves, the v-neck, and the dark blue.

    • papillon

      I agree with your assessment but it’s still cute. I don’t like that hair colour on her though.

    • ashtangajunkie

      This would have been lovely in a gown and I love the colour on her, but I hate the dress on her. It would look pretty cute on Chloe Moretz though.

    • RiceRiceBaby

      This dress gives me the heebie-jeebies. It’s a dress of warts, boils, and
      carbuncles. It’s a pretty color but I can’t deal with the beading. -shudder-

      • halleygee

        I’m glad I’m not the only one, it gives me the heebie jeebies as well… but I like the shape of it otherwise.

    • Little_Olive

      Ha! I thought Judy Jetson before reading.
      Anyway, hair is too blonde, shoes are too platform-y, sleeves (which I love that the dress has) look off.

    • Denise Rambo

      When she got up to present the award for Actor in a Drama Series … when she first got started, was anybody else thinking that maybe she was drunk?

      • cherryblossom

        Yes. Drunk.

    • Frank_821

      Love the outfit but I thought it was wrong for her. It needed someone with mroe edge like Gwen Stefani

    • Jaeda Laurez

      I love the dress, but she bugs.

    • Jeremiah Capacillo

      A GTNYD if ever there was one. This is clearly in a Fanning sister’s wheelhouse.

    • MaryMcClelland

      I might be wrong in thinking this, but I feel that dress is too young for her. It’s a gorgeous silhouette and I absolutely adore the dress, but I feel a lady approaching 50 needs to pass this to Chloe Moretz – even though physically Julia can (and does) pull it off. Something about the short flared skirt with the ruffles and the studs, makes me feel it would have a lot more impact on a starlet. I do love the color on Julia though.

    • crash1212

      I was thinking this is the best she’s looked at an awards show since she won the Oscar in that vintage black and white couture. Although she bugs beyond belief, I find it endearing that she walks in heels the same way I do…not so much as a walk as it is a clomp. Long live the clompers.

    • Scott Cooper

      I don’t know. It looks like the top half of a chorus costume from Wicked to me.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Don’t mind the dress, but it would have benefited from keeping the belt.

    • Gatto Nero

      Completely agree about the skirt. Along with that peplum, the short flared skirt is just too much width around her legs. A long, straight skirt with a little drape would have worked better.
      I also think it might be time for her to give up the mini.
      Love the color on her though.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Judy Jetson had better hair. I don’t mind the dress, but after reading your comments, I have to agree that a long skirt would have been an improvement.

    • MartyBellerMask

      I like it but MAN was she obnoxious. She bugs. So. Hard.

    • marlie

      I love this. The color is great, and I love the beading, but I agree that it must have been painful to sit in. I wish that the waist sat a teensy bit lower, though, and this is a time when one of Saab’s ubiquitous skinny matching belts would have been perfect.

    • suzq

      I like the idea of the dress. The color is spectacular, the balls are fun. However, the bodice was too loose. As she moved about the podium and talked, you could see her swimming around inside. Either she needs to eat more or that dress needed to be taken in a bit. I agree on the waist, length and flounce. Way too out of proportion.

    • cocohall

      There is a medical condition (neurofibromatosis I think?) where people’s skin becomes covered in raised growths. Sadly, when she came out that was ALL I could see. (I’ve watched a few too many medical shows). I didn’t mind the shape or color of the dress, but agree that a gown would have been better. I am a piss poor judge of blond hair (I have never been tempted to color my hair blond – I don’t get the appeal) but to me the bigger problem with the hair isn’t the color, it’s the styling. It just doesn’t work with her dress. And she ALWAYS makes every award about her “I apologize to the men who won’t be hugging me in ten seconds” as her way of announcing the winner in her category. As if hugging her in her bumpy dress was the GOAL. She was good in the Normal Heart. I will give her that.

      • demidaemon

        I’ve given up on anything medical television because of anxiety and overthinking. It’s better for me!

    • julnyes

      I’m not a fan of this shade of blonde on her, I wish she would go darker. The top part of the dress is cute, but the skirt reads junior to me.

    • Lex

      She took a risk and I think she looks pretty great– those legs look amazing and the color and texture makes the dress pop. It’s not often a short skirt can be pulled off on the red carpet but I think this looks hot

    • MilaXX

      I think Julia has hit that stage where she plans to use her legs to deflect from the fact that she’s no longer 20. Shame because she looks great regardless of her age.

    • Raspberry2012

      Yup, I was on board when I thought it was a full gown. When I scrolled down and saw it was a short skirt – it really just doesn’t work. Plus, it looks like it must weigh a ton with all those baubles! But it’s a beautiful color on her, and from the waist up, it’s beautiful.

    • E. D.

      I don’t mind the dress, but the skirt is about four inches too short. Her hair is still too light and too boring.

    • Susan Collier

      She must’ve looked like a golf ball on her back and behind this morning.

    • Tuneful54

      Hair is too brassy, and I’m feeling about her legs the way I feel about Kim K’s boobs. We get it. We got it some time ago. At this point it looks like desperation.

    • Chattygal

      I thought she looked like a giant bag of marbles.

    • Sam Smith

      I thought it was a great look. I want and need her trainer.

    • Indigo54

      That dress has barnacles all over it. Like whale skin. Makes my skin crawl.

    • Terri Terri

      The shape of that dress really reminded me of Minnie Mouse. But I just can’t with Julia Roberts (in any shape dress).

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      “If I were a bell I’d go ding dong ding dong ding!!!”

    • Sanglots longs

      She should have kept the belt; this dress makes her look a little wide across the middle, and I don’t think she is.

    • ItAin’tMe

      I love the dress and I think it has to be short so that you don’t sit on it, right?

    • ailujailuj

      …sigh… I don’t mind all the Michael’s bubble beads and the color is really really great (navy is the new navy). I do love the idea of a shorter skirt — but not that one and she doesn’t have the legs for it on the carpet (knock-kneed) although they are otherwise lovely. She does seem to be having more fun than usual. They say women get into their sexual prime in their 40s so maybe life is really good right now.

    • HeisenbergHattie

      Julia is starting to look like Jane Fonda. Right? Back to the dress…. I like it. Shape be damned. This is ***twirling dress*** All twirling dresses are allowed. That’s the rule. (from my childhood when my very talented mom sewed all my clothes)

    • Tina M.

      But if she wore a long dress, then she’d be acknowledging that this is a formal event that people get dressed up for. And we can’t let those TV plebes force our movie stars into foundation garments and updos, now can we?

    • yllas

      I can’t stand her. I hate her long bleached yellow hair. Loathe her big pale rat trap mouth. I hate her short, sassy skirt showing off dem legs. It’s all ‘lookit me lookit me lookit ME’. I’m lookit-ing, and I see an aging hunk of mutton dressed as spring lamb.

    • MissusBee

      Couldn’t agree more. The color is gorgeous on her and a simpler silhouette wouldn’t have been boring because of the bobbles. I was hoping for a sultry long skirt and was bemused and disappointed. I was bemusointed.

      • higgledypiggledy

        I disagree about the need for a long skirt, but LOVE the word “bemusointed.” I need that word. Thanks!

    • Imasewsure

      I don’t mind the dress which is kind of a fun option to the more classic styling (which would have suited her more I’ll admit). It’s the SJP horse hair that brings this down. We need a mass intervention…. stringy and aging…

      • wontons

        Yeah, pick a color, Julia. Preferably something warm and rich. Then go for some body.

        (This is so easy for me to say, seven years older than her, wearing sweatpants and with my hair uncombed.)

    • http://tvblogster.blogspot.com Boop

      I loved this at first, and then it started to remind me of elephantiasis, and then I thought of John Merrick/The Elephant Man, and then I got sad.

    • bunnydiet

      She needs someone to truly dress her from head to toe. She can’t be left with those decisions any more.

    • Ray

      Somewhere there’s a pissed off cab driver having the most uncomfortable night of his life.

    • somebody blonde

      Agreed on all points. I definitely do think it looks kind of weird to wear a short dress to the Emmy’s anyway, but if you’re going to do it, at least get a skirt that looks good.

    • Bethany Mavronicles

      Blueberry boils. My friend tweeted that yesterday and I can not unsee it.

      I liked it. A lot.
      Until I heard the phrase “blueberry boils.”

      • kittentoes

        Blueberry boils forevvvver!

      • Qitkat

        I found my thrill, on blueberry hill…

    • Colleen

      I actually love this on her. It’s cute and fun, and she has legs for days. The hair is a bit flat and boring but that’s nothing new.

    • jeaniemarie

      the waist is too damn high!

    • JaCory Deon

      I loved this from the waist up – from there it all goes horrid. She cannot pull that skirt length off and would’ve looked better in a long, a-line skirt rendered in the same fabric/treatment.

    • LibKat

      Wish she’d go back to being a redhead. That blonde looks ghastly with her skin tone. Terrible outfit. Peplum makes her look poochy and those sleeves look like they are going to fall down over her hands at any moment.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Eh, it’s ok. I’m better with her since I saw her let Jimmy Fallon pelt her in the face with a big plastic ball.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Me too! It humanized her for me. And damn she has a flexible nose.

    • Joey Melliza

      boils!

    • CJ Guziewicz

      I love the look, a playful, stylish nod to Judy Jetson done very well. I think it look modern, fun and sophisticated

    • bessann28

      I think the skirt needs a bit more length. Otherwise I kind of like this look.

    • WaterGhost

      The colour of the dress is great against her hair.

    • frannyprof

      Her onstage schtick last night made me want to shoot my television.

      • wontons

        Yeah, that was the low point of the evening for me.

    • elirt

      Scroll down disappointment. It should have been a full length skirt, but with those legs, I can see why she wants to show them off!

      • Tuneful54

        It gets old.

    • Tricia

      Agreed. I think I would’ve really loved it if the skirt had been longer.

    • kim bunchalastnames

      i don’t think women over a certain age should even TRY to wear a short, flared skirt. it’s always going to look desperately “i’m just a little girl!” to me. if it were just below the knee — or even AT the knee — it wouldn’t be an issue. so not … womanly.

    • paintedfish

      you are so right, that skirt was bugging me and i couldn’t figure out why.

    • Jose R. Medina

      The fabric is AMAZEBALLS (pun intended) I completely agree with the draped skirt slit up to almost there to better show off her great legs ! Would have gone from Judy Jetson to classic Forbidden Planet !

    • Kimberlini

      I don’t care for the dress but it’s so much better than that aging surf queen hair.

    • http://www.twitter.com/allforusophia AllForUSophia

      Dunno you guys… I really like it.

    • Corrinfiltrate

      At a quick glance, I thought it was Faith Hill.

    • Skippymom1

      I like her shoes, but the weightiness of the beads [balls] make it look like the dress broke out in blue boils. Her hair is okay, it’s Julia, and if she had upswept it the whole look would’ve come off as trying to hard at the office circa 1985 [sans boils]

    • vickilu

      This looks like something you’d see Dolly Parton wear on stage.

    • Tuneful54

      The crazy eyes did not disappoint.

    • countervail

      I like the idea of this dress, I just don’t like the implementation. First, I think it looks way too young for her. 46, an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA award winner and need to show off the legs like a street hooker? It’s not elegant. And then the material with the beads is so heavy. Like opalescent toad skin. Maybe if that was used as an accent to something longer and with more variety. And then she’s bronzed with really warm toned hair, Californian, and with this heavy, goth party armor. No. Doesn’t work.

    • Glammie

      I used to love short flippy skirts when I was younger, but there was a point when I realized that they no longer worked. They just read ingenue–doesn’t matter what shape you’re in or how stiff the fabric is. To me, JR looks very LA here with the long blonde hair, seriously toned-body and body-conscious thing. She looks ready to make an appearance on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills instead of a genuine movie star. It’s a little crass and frumpy instead of glamorous.

    • wontons

      Agree with TLo. I like the dress, but not on her–the skirt is too girly. Yeah, she has great legs, but that’s not the point–the tiered flared skirt is just more suited to someone really young. I do like the fact that she went for something unexpected. Those bubbles are kooky. How must it feel to sit down on that skirt?

    • Columbinia

      I like the dress, but the shoes are all wrong. She needs a classic mid-heel with this.

    • DeniseSchipani

      I can’t look at it. Literally can’t. I know I’m not the only person with this issue (my sister is the same way,and so is my son): when I see a bubbly pattern or disorganized clump of textured anything (think: rice stuck to the bottom of a pot, a rash, barnacles on a boat, this dress), I feel a wave of nausea. I can’t look. I had to scroll down here with eyes closed to type this.

    • moxx

      Not keen on the detail – it screams TRYPOPHOBIA. (Google it…or don’t. It’s horrifying.)

      • DeniseSchipani

        TRYPOPHOBIA! That’s what I have. Never knew it had a name. I don’t think mine is all that debilitating, but I seriously cannot look at this dress for that reason (see my comment below).

    • LFH

      Here’s the thing: Would she wear this to the Oscars? Likely not. She would wear a gown. So that leads me to believe that she doesn’t respect the Emmys in the same way. Granted the Emmys has its faults. But it was as if she was subconsciously looking down on television. Maybe I’m reading into it too much.

    • Milos Mom

      I think she looks divine. The dress is lively and sassy but still elegant and pretty. The waist is high because she has a high waist. Whatever. This is the best I have seen her look in a while.

    • Man Dala

      I think she looks amazing. This is a great look on her.

    • Noni Saab

      You are all a bunch of jealous people. She is spectacular and you wish you would have the opportunity to have a dress like that. She is perfect. Just watch all the real critics so you can learn a thing or two.

    • musi_

      I remember watching the camera pan down, being all excited, and then a tiny bit disappointed that this was short… but how good are her legggggggs

    • Linderella

      I agree the waist seems too high, but otherwise I love this. Of course, “massive ass dimples” made me reconsider its practicality. No, sometimes you gotta sacrifice to look good. This is worth it!

      • SoAnnaPropriate

        Massive Ass Dimples – yet another great band name!

    • lamh

      I guess I”m the only one who thought this dress reminiscent of a dress worn by Dolly Parton?

      I can totally see Dolly wearing this.

    • quiltrx

      The bodice and color are terrific for her. I couldn’t put my finger on what the problem was with the skirt, but as usual my Uncles nailed it.

    • livesarah

      More and more, I kind of hate Elie Saab. I liked his Halle Berry Oscars dress years and years ago, but that’s about it.

    • demidaemon

      It needed to be full length, that’s for sure. She does not wear the Judy jetson dress well at all.

      • MarissaLG

        Yep. Floor length, slim, column skirt. Would have been amazing.

    • MarissaLG

      This is the dress Lena Dunham should have worn.

    • Diane Iafrate

      I totally agree about the skirt !! it was interesting but it just didn’t look right on her.

    • MannahattaMamma

      it’s like her kids got ahold of a hot glue gun and some blue gumballs.

      • Luneowl

        Now I’m imagining what that would look like if they were all googly eyes. If only I had Photoshop skills and the spare time to make that happen!

    • fringebenefit

      I actually think she is pulling this off just fine, but it’s sad that she obviously feels the need to compete with starlets. She’s trying just enough too hard that it shows.

    • http://ediblecville.blogspot.com Libby

      I call bullshit on this one. WHAT A FIERCE DRESS! OMG! The minute she walked out she stood out from the crowd. Gorgeous color, cut, and she WERQED it. Hate the shoes though. I would’ve done an ankle strap similar to what the model was wearing. I know “girlfren” wants to be comfortable in her platforms but hey, you’re already going short with the skirt. You got to metallic it up a bit on the shoes. But WOW! Best dressed of the night IMHO….