IN or OUT: Naomie Harris in Alexander McQueen at the Omega “SPECTRE” Japan Release

Posted on December 01, 2015

Naomie Harris attends the event celebrating the Omega “SPECTRE” Japan release in Tokyo, Japan.

 

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Darlings, we won’t lie to you. We uttered “pretty” as soon as we saw these shots. That was the initial reaction. Then, as so often happens with posts that wind up in this category, more reactions came. Reactions like “She looks like she rolled around in a craft store,” or “Isn’t this just a boring white dress with one questionable gimmick to it?” And we feel these are valid and true reactions. But we still, every once in a while, scroll back up, sigh, and say, “pretty.”

You make the call, kittens:

Naomie Harris’ Lady Garden 

IN or OUT?

 

Style Credits:
Alexander McQueen 3D Floral Embroidered Strapless Dress from the Resort 2016 Collection
Dauphin Jewelry
Omega Watch
Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Alexander McQueen]

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  • Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    she looks like a cherry blossom tree in bloom. Pretty,

    • gotgreyhound

      She is so beautiful she makes everything look good, but I wish the greens were a bit darker and richer and that the appliques weren’t so aggressively three-dimensional. Can’t deny she looks lovely, though!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I’m torn about this look. Like you, I find the appliques too three-D, but Naomi does look lovely, so I suppose this is a very qualified “In”

        • 3boysful

          This is a wear one time only dress. Can you imagine what those 3-D petals look like after being sat on, etc.?

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I hadn’t thought about that, but caring for this dress would be a chore.

          • smayper

            3-TWEE. (I actually enjoy the look, but had to say that.)

      • AnneElliot

        I’d like to give this an extra uproot for “aggressively three-dimensional.” I agree, it would be so much better if it were 2-D. I think that tips it over from “pretty” to “craft store fake flowers attached with a glue gun.”

        Nevertheless, she looks great.

    • anon

      Exactly. A dress like that is very fitting for Japan. Their style their is very pretty and feminine. It’s a great choice for the venue.

  • Nancer

    Pretty!

  • Bernd

    Very pretty – In

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    In. It’s out of season and even kinda cheap looking if you look too close but SHE looks lovely. Hard to notice anything besides her beautiful smile, face, skin, and arms anyway.

    • BayTampaBay

      She does look good and is making it work as much as it can or will work.

  • lost in the stars

    The blossoming dress provided a good antidote to her jet-lag.

  • Shannyn Marie

    Naomi=pretty it’s like a physics equation

  • Aunt Kiki

    Pretty!

  • sutton

    I think she making this work. She can make just about outfit better, but it is a pretty dress on its own and combined with her natural poise and elegance it looks good.

  • MilaXX

    Pretty! I like it and love her! IN!

  • Liz-motherfcking-Taylor

    I think SHE is so goddamn pretty that she makes this dress look lovely. In!

  • Buellie413

    She looks great, but that dress is molting. Out.

  • Karen B

    First reaction: Wow, finally a bride figured out how to successfully wear her wedding dress again.

    • Introspective

      shade but yes– still think the face is doing enough heavy lifting to let her sneak by with a small i in.

  • ashtangajunkie

    IN. So pretty.

  • Janet B

    Out.
    Too long/short, too crafty, and boring shoes.

  • samo_samo

    In! It’s on the verge of swerving into craft store horror territory, but there’s a delicateness to it that saves it. And she just looks beautiful in it.

  • I wish it were floor-length and had some support going on under the skirt – I love the idea of the dress but can’t stand the way the flowers are pulling down on that flimsy fabric.

  • Tiff79

    Project Runway floral shop challenge. OUT.

    • Sam Smith

      Looks pretty similar to the Project Runway winner’s finale dress. Looks cheap and looks like glued on flowers in my mind.

      • Marchesa for Alexander McQueen

  • berkeleyfarm

    Super pretty. IN.

  • Bridget212323

    I don’t love it but its not bad…

  • teensmom99

    In but it falls down on the styling. I love her but I think the make up is off for it and that’s why it doesn’t have the oomph that would really make this sing. Still an in.

    • Grumpy Girl

      I agree–she really needed a red lip here. In fact, I would have argued for the red lip and naked nails, vs. the other way around.

  • Badriya Al-Badi’a

    In, pretty carries the day.

  • ojosazules

    In. She has powers.

  • Ray

    Pretty dress. I like it. If I were to suggest something it would be a little lip color.

  • GemFemme

    IN.
    The floral over white is refreshing after seeing so many floral over black/black lace gowns.
    She looks stunning.

  • JosieKat

    “Naomie Harris’ Lady Garden. In or Out?”

    Oh you naughty boys.

  • geans

    I think it’s pretty. It’s possible it doesn’t photograph great…in person it’s probably stunning.

  • Garcia Loca

    IN! Miss Naomi can roll around in my craft store all day, any day.

  • Belle239

    IN. Maybe on someone else, not so much, but she looks fabulous and I like the minimal hairstyle with it.

  • Hoffenreffer

    INNNNNNNN!!!!!!!

  • happygolucky7

    IN. Super pretty, and if anyone can work a tricky dress, it’s her

  • Tricia Rose

    In… ish? I think it’s a tad too long and bottom heavy, and actually I like the belt in the model’s version (perhaps in a different color) but it at least gives the heavy bottom half of the dress something to hang off of.

  • She’s showing she’s in tune with nature just like her dead mother.

    Oh – hang on, we’re not talking about Cinderella any more? It’s very pretty and I like it although I am not convinced by a blood-red flower over what I recently heard described as her parts of marital necessity.

  • Werq. She’s such an English rose.

  • another_laura

    lower case in, because while the overall effect is pretty lovely, those petals bug. Embroidered flowers on white? Lovely. Add the craft store “silk” flowers and it gets cheap-looking.

  • Lily

    Waist up, pretty pretty pretty.
    Waist down, craft store overkill.

    Change the skirt from a flowy a-line to a more streamlined, full-length design and cut down on the floral schmatta, and you may have something.

  • AndieJay

    In. She’s pretty. And I like the way she’s wearing it,without the belt.

  • Jangle57

    I think it’s a Monet dress: from a distance, it looks lovely but up close it’s sort of cheap looking with all those 3D flowers

  • Donna H

    In. And THIS is how you attach flowers to a skirt.

  • Imasewsure

    I think that is an ugly dress and even the lovely Naomie can’t make it look right
    OUT

  • IN. I actually sighed out loud at how clean and perfect her skin looks– the makeup is just lovely. The shoes complement the look, and that can’t be taken for granted these days.

  • Stuart Miller

    OUT! If it were a print, it would be pretty. But not with all those hideous craft store appliques. Ugh.

  • Miss_Led

    In. So pretty and she looks happy.

  • Charm City

    Hate it on the model, but Naomie elevates it immensely. IN!

  • paginatrix

    Very, very pretty.

  • OUT. Too much of some not very good things.

  • marlie

    IN! It’s very pretty. My only quibble is that it seems very summery, but that’s a minor complaint.

  • Rhonda Shore

    IN from the waist up, lovely in fact!

  • Latin Buddy

    Dress didn’t travel well. All the flowers look wilted

  • somebody blonde

    In! Pretty!

  • Richard Harper

    In. Pretty, playful and lovely.

  • Missjacobsifyourenasty

    The dress is meh. Pretty, but crafty. I’m wondering how the hell those shoes are stayin on. Is there really just that one strap (barely) across the toes?

  • StarburstLady

    All of the above.

  • Monkey Toe

    All dresses are in 3D!

    But, pretty.

  • AlisonHendryx

    I also had the immediate reaction of “preeeeeettttty” and then, “wait, craft store explosion.” if we keep going back to pretty, even if its just Naomie’s je ne sais qua, the look is working. I think it’s a great dress for her. This is IN.

  • oohsparkley!

    IN

  • rubyclaire

    It’s a bit much with the flowers, but I really like it. It’s pretty. IN.

  • I have quibbles with the hem length but it’s all right.

  • chelseaad

    I love the reds and pinks and I think they look great on her. But the dress is sort of gimmicky.But still…pretty. IN!

  • E Lo

    Very IN! Love it!

  • Sanglots longs

    I actually like the flowers themselves more in close-up–they’re more interesting than a typical fake flower. However, I think they’re too heavy on the dress. She’s pretty, definitely, but this is an out for me.

  • melanie0866

    In! Pretty!!

  • Kristen

    Pretty.

  • VCR1

    In. She’s pulling it off. It might look craft store on someone else but it’s pretty on Naomie Harris.

  • Daisy Walker

    From the thumbnail, I thought it was a print and said IN immediately. Upon closer inspection, too much craft store. Out. Still love her, tho’.

  • Sagecreek

    Oh, very in! And I don’t normally like McQueen much, but this works beautifully.

  • Tee

    No matter the quibbles, I keep coming back to “pretty”. IN.

  • littlemac8

    IN, she looks enchanting!

  • FuhUgh

    Out. Craft store accident.

  • Matthew Warnecke

    IN. There’s nothing wrong with pretty.

  • boweryboy

    OUT. It’s a poor man’s Valentino. Flowers on either the bodice or skirt, but not both. Plus the flowers on the skirt look heavy. Sarah Burton should be embarrassed to call this a McQueen.

  • Wink

    In. The dress is lovely on its own, but she really sells it.

  • luludexter

    In. Because she looks like a beautiful breath of spring. It’s not a great dress, mind you, but it helps that the flowers are rendered more delicately and arranged more artfully that others we’ve seen recently.

  • Lisa Roberts

    IN – but probably because she is wearing it and she is magical 🙂 It is very pretty – on her.

  • Gatto Nero

    In.
    Pretty.

  • conniemd

    In. Yes it’s crafty, but it’s also still really pretty on her.

  • OUT. Sad flower dress.

  • Claire

    I love it. IN.

  • Miranda Neville

    Out. This is not a dress for anyone over the age of 10.

  • Nancy Arseneault-Heald

    It is pretty, but you have to be willowy and at least tanned to get away with wearing something this fussy.

  • kipper

    Very in – for April

  • Lindsey Romain

    In.

  • MissAmynae

    Gorgeous. Absolutely in.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    In. She’s making it work for her.

  • SewingSiren

    In. I think she is very stylish. She does have a tendency to go for the extremely sexy neckline. Soft is a nice change up for her.

  • ChelseaNH

    She is in but the dress is OUT — pretty but too heavily-embellished.

  • Poeta Paz

    I guess Ashley was on trend…
    I could take the top but the bottom is too much.

  • Sumatra

    Big IN! Seems seasonally inappropriate, but she looks great is what could be a very gimmicky dress.

  • Eva_baby

    IN. Really pretty and feminine.

  • VioletFem

    It’s pretty. She looks like spring personified. IN

  • in, for spring. a thin belt (not black) might be an improvement.

    • PastryGoddess

      Agree with you on the belt.

  • Christy Bishop Cricow

    Pretty.

  • mickiemonkey

    IN. Really pretty and elevated by the metallic silver shoes.

  • Meri

    In. Probably because she has at least a Master’s in dress wearing, but that’s still an in.

  • Kate4queen

    In. I’d wear it. 🙂

  • JP

    In general, in. Wearing at this time of year? No (but still not out).

  • Trixie A. Cooper

    Bodice: IN. Skirt: OUT.

  • Pretty. Wish it had been full length though. Or would that have been too much?

  • glanor mandy

    I wish the dress was full length.

  • SylviaPearl

    Love this on her…her smile might be part of the IN.

  • Gatita

    I was going to say in but then I realized there are red flowers at crotch level and on my phone it looks like she had a lady accident. Out.

  • MaggieMae

    Pretty.

  • Kaonashi

    I don’t know…this looks kinda droopy. Hate the flowers all over the skirt, but she somehow manages to pull it off? A tiny “in.”

  • ANWrootbeers

    In, because… pretty! The proportions are really working beautifully, and she styled it so simply and well that the whole look just works together beautifully.

  • Gail

    In because of the wearer and the darker red keeps it in the season.

  • Ced

    In!

  • NBR

    It’s very pretty, but I think it would have been ok as a gown with a very long, sweeping train? It’s too dramatic for a cocktail-length.

  • Sniper

    Beautiful. We tend to think of anything seriously embellished as “craft store” but this is beautifully done.

  • kimmeister

    It’s pretty but I just don’t think it’s a look that fits her vibe.

  • Synnamin

    The dress is pretty, but it feels like it’s the wrong color for her. Or maybe it’s the lighting? Or maybe I’m drunk? I just don’t know…

  • mdcoon127

    Pretty – looks a little like dressy dresses from the 80’s in fabrication, and styled like the 50’s – almost borders on too fussy…

  • fromanotherplanet

    It is pretty, not particularly inspiring but pretty.

  • Eric Stott

    Pretty, but either the bodice or the skirt, not both.

  • roche

    I love it. I love the length and the shape. And while there’s a bit too much appliqué I love that too. She would make a lovely subject for a painting with a nifty dark background and maybe some stylized birds and beasts around her.

  • I’ve read the comments and share some of the cavils expressed but I just can’t help myself: in.

  • Pollynation

    She’s In. Dress is Out. I wanted to like the dress, but it looks like a class of second graders went nuts with glue and paper flowers.

  • Pretty.

  • SuzyQuzey

    Pretty. Would have been better full-length.

  • Jordyn

    IN!!

  • poorellensmith

    IN. She looks pretty and classy and there’s no lace/sheer/cutout action going on — thank God!

  • Saturnine

    IN. Fresh and pretty styling with a fun dress. I am biased though, because I can’t remember her ever looking not great.

  • cocohall

    I’m sorry, but the top flower on the skirt is hitting her right at the point where it appears that she may have gotten her monthly visit from Aunt Flo and that is just UNFORTUNATE and makes this dress a no. If it were floor length and the flowers only reached to below the knee, I think she might have gotten away with it, but as it is, NO NO NO. She, however, is always lovely and graceful, regardless of the garment.

  • sarcasmfont

    Out. She looks stunning and almost makes it a WERQ, but this is not the dress to wear to an event with a watch company, because that watch is killin’ this look and not in a good way, and I can’t get past that.

    It is a beautiful dress, but if it were only to the floor…ay, I could get past the watch and say it’s In.

  • evave2

    In.

  • quiltrx

    In. The bodice is better than the skirt, where everything looks a bit too loosely attached…and some crinolines (or as we used to say when I was young, “a can-can”) would have really helped the droopiness. But it’s really pretty, and the color palette (and the floral motif itself) is something I’ve seen often in Japanese quilts, so I can’t help but think this might have gone over nicely there.

  • lunchcoma

    It’s not a particularly interesting dress, but it’s a pretty one. That’s not enough for a WERQ or anything, but there are enough ugly dresses out there that it’s definitely enough to be IN.

  • ms_kat

    Still pretty.

  • Adorable!

  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

    in. because pretty.

  • LuluBI

    IN. Yes, a pretty look. Mostly because her face and hair are just so lovely and perfect.

  • LibKat

    Definitely out. The dress is giving me anxiety about all that applied frou-frou falling off and leaving a breadcrumb trail behind her. And the leaky tampon placement of the red flowers is bringing back bad memories of junior high.

  • Judih1

    LIke the cherry blossom theme for Japan but and OUT for being so OFF season. I know ladystars often dress seasonally inapproriate but that doesn’t mean I have to like it – no matter how gorgeous the dress.

  • FridaStaire

    I’m a sucker for a lady garden. IN.

  • Kelly

    IN. Yes, it’s craft-y. But the profusion works here, the colors are interesting together, and she looks lovely.

  • BrooklynBomber

    In. One of the few times I’ve seen that awkward length not look awkward.

  • E. D.

    It’s a little much, but it’s also for an event in Japan, so whatever.

  • NBG

    Wrong season…but it’s lovely on her. IN.

  • Dagney

    IN. Because her arms are fucking epic.

  • Miranda Reseigh

    I kind of wish that the skirt went all the way to the floor, but I like it. IN

  • Pterodactyl111

    Pretty. IN!!

  • KCF

    pretty

  • Sh-Sh-Sugartown

    Love it. IN!