Joanne Froggatt in Reem Acra at the Television Academy’s Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception

Posted on August 25, 2014

Joanne-Froggatt-Television-Academy-Emmy-Awards-Performees-Nominee-Reception-Rem-Acra-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-1“Downton Abbey” actress Joanne Froggatt attends the 2014 Television Academy’s Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California in a Reem Acra couture dress paired with Jimmy Choo clutch and shoes, a Suzanne Kalan ring, and Brumani earrings.






[Photo Credit: Joe Sutter, PacificCoastNews]

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  • Emily Giovanni


    • Emily Giovanni

      My most insightful comment.

      • KateShouldBeWorking

        It’s precise.

  • Glam Dixie

    She looks really elegant and pretty, but sort of like she’s a guest at a very fancy wedding.

    • FuhUgh

      Or the upholstery in a very fancy loo at a very fancy wedding.

  • Jen Freeman

    Ver pretty, love the colors and accessories. But that last 4 inches of hem is awful.

    • 3boysful

      Yes. I was thinking, good job!–til I scrolled down. The shoes look comfy, but not like they go with that dress.

      • evave2

        I think it was just “that” much too long but the shoes look like the comfy shoes I wear to go flea marketing.

      • MoHub

        I, too, was doing fine until I got to that hem, which was a big scrolldown “Whuh?”

    • ballerinawithagun

      Such gorgeous fabric does not work with that sort of unfinished hem. And it looks like she has great legs so she have gone with a shorter skirt.

  • MilaXX

    Pretty. I’m not 100% sold on the shoe, but I don’t hate it. I like how the pale blue keeps this from being another blah pale dress.

  • Danielle

    Elegant and pretty, and I even like the clutch.

  • JasmineAM

    Betty Draper holiday party dress. it is very pretty, though.

  • SugarSnap108

    Very pretty. I just don’t care for the styling. The clutch, shoes and earrings are a bit dull/dated and too match-y.

  • hughman

    50’s couch!

    Also, I can see the Pacific Design Center (it’s called “The Blue Whale” here because it’s, um, blue) from the balcony of my apartment here in WeHo. The press helicopters are already in full force and streets are blocked off. Possibly glamorous, maybe. Potentially terrifying, yes.

    • J.W.

      Enquiring minds want to know…

  • Emily Giovanni

    She just looks like a kind person.

    • ireneY

      Yes, very sweet face.

  • gingerella

    There’s something to be said for pretty, and she’s said pretty much all of it.

    • TAGinMO

      “Pretty” often gets the short shrift in red-carpet commentary, which is a shame. Overall, I love this, particularly for a pre-awards-show reception. But I do wonder if maybe a belt and a subtle pop of color in either the clutch or the shoe would have elevated it a bit.

  • Sarah

    Ooh, that’s lovely. I like the delicate color scheme on her, and I like even better that when I saw the top, I scrolled down with trepidation only to be pleasantly surprised that it didn’t end in an A. Boring slit to the thigh gown or B. A short sheath, but rather in a sweet tea length with an interesting hem and a nice clutch with just enough glitter to hold its own.

  • susan6

    It is a pretty dress. It would look completely suitable on my mother when she went to a school dance back in the 50’s. (The nuns might have frowned at the lack of sleeves?) That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but not exactly setting any trends here.

  • Carla_Charlton

    Not a fan of the French tip pedicure.

    • Gatto Nero


  • Kitten Mittons

    Not crazy about the shoes, but otherwise this hits all the right notes. Pretty, classy, and just very lady – like.


    Omigosh I love this dress!

  • Jacob Bowen

    Scroll down NOOOOO! It was actually pretty until I got to the SHEER HEM!

    • Wink

      The sheer hem was a needle scratch, er… nails on a chalkboard… Hmmmm. Since no one plays vinyl or uses chalk any more, I think I need some references that aren’t from the 70s!

  • Alison

    Color me shocked that she is pulling off that length, but here we are. Her face looks good (although it is always a bit jarring to see Anna all made up).

  • Imasewsure

    I don’t love the bottom of the dress but that’s just a personal style thing… very pretty though in spite of the hair and shoes

  • Imasewsure

    She sort of looks like one of the missing Mills sisters (of the Hayley and Juliette variety)…

  • frannyprof

    Not sure about the shoes, but love the dress,hair, and makeup.

  • Sherilyne Cox

    Frock is utterly loverly…..looks fresh and the fit is exceptional.

  • nannypoo

    She looks beautiful. Hate the shoes.

  • Gaby

    An understated and very classy werq. A breath of fresh air, really. Instead of fingersnaps, the elegant snap of a hand fan.

  • marlie

    I’m not in love with the shoes, but I like the dress and I think she looks really pretty. It could be a smidge shorter on her, though.

  • PinkyK

    It’s pretty and don’t we all just want to be pretty?

  • cwade1211

    This whole look is just SO pretty, which sounds like damning with faint praise, but it isn’t. She just is such a pretty girl in a pretty dress! Who wouldn’t want to be her?

  • E. D.

    Nice, but the bag is too matchy.

  • Kelly

    I wish she had a) cut it off above the knee and dispensed with the tulle puffs (or whatever they are) entirely, b) not worn silly-putty shoes, and c) not carried a suede clutch (or that’s what it looks like) with such a delicate, summery dress. Maybe if I saw the dress without the flounce, I’d think it too plain or uninteresting, but I tend to think it would be more chic. Still, I think she looks very good. I like this look much better than when she tries for brassy-haired 60s retro. Not many people could carry off icy-seafoam with pale bronze (or is that gold?), but with her coloring, it’s great.

  • Man Dala

    Beautiful. Face looks gorgeous.

  • SoAnnaPropriate

    Pretty. Clean. Fresh. I even like the sheer hem, because there is the pale blue layer underneath, so it doesn’t look unfinished as most sheer hems do. Unless there is a zucchini in there to nosh on later, the clutch is too big and heavy.
    Overall a refreshing cleanser after the VMA whatthefuckery.

  • Little_Olive

    I swear I’ve seen couches lil that at Laura Ashley. C’mon, Jane. You are so nice.

  • DollyMadisonWI

    Love that it’s so sweet.

  • demidaemon

    The pattern and fabric is a little mumsy, but, somehow, it looks great on her.

  • livesarah

    Something about this is very ageing. The colours/pattern on the dress? The makeup?

  • RescueMe23

    Pretty – but too bridal

  • Miss Atomic

    Absolutely beautiful. I think the shoes could be different – maybe a more dainty/strappy sandal.

  • Kathie

    I would have cut this dress a smidge shorter. Other than that she looks lovely and elegant.

  • Fred Vaughn

    Fresh like summer peaches…

  • padma sallah

    This is such a sight for sore eyes. Very pretty.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I kind of love this.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    My opinion. She did not expect to win, so she dressed for easy beauty & easy comfort. Very pretty. Looks like something that would work all evening without becoming tragic and/or uncomfortable.

  • carlatheviking

    Love the dress, hate the shoes.

  • LibKat

    Scroll down FUG. Beautiful hair and make up. Nice dress until you reach the hiddy hem flounce. Bad bag and shoes.