In or Out: Olivia Wilde in Dolce & Gabbana

Posted on July 26, 2011

Somewhere along the way, stylists with probably too much time on their hands seem to have decided that certain genre movies (superhero, western, children’s movie, science fiction) dictate how the female stars of the movie are going to dress on the red carpet for the premiere. Sometimes this works (see Katy Perry) and sometimes it doesn’t (see a bunch of people we can’t be bothered to look up). Let’s see how an actress handles it when she’s in a science fiction/western movie. Will she wear lace and spandex? Prairie skirt + cone bra?

Olivia Wilde attends the Premiere of “Cowboys & Aliens” during Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego in a Dolce & Gabbana dress accessorized with Carrera y Carrera jewelry.

Oh. “Small town widow.” Well, that’s one way of going.

She doesn’t look bad at all, but the dress is kind of literal. Take away the sheer aspects and it could have been a costume for the movie. Also, it’s kind of funereal, yes? Not a happy-happy, my-big-movie-is-opening kind of look.

Also, it seems really strange to us that she would wear showy diamonds on her wrist and finger, but no earrings. Earrings would have done a lot to take this away from widowhood. And finally, the hair seems a bit like an afterthought. The whole look gives the impression that the styling process went something like this: acquire a Dolce & Gabbana dress, acquire diamonds …  and we’re done.

She’s a pretty lady and the dress wasn’t a bad starting point for a look, but the end result’s a little half-assed.


IN! She looks modest (with diamonds) and appropriately pretty!

OUT! Who died, honey?

In other news, there was much spirited debate as to whether Jayma Mays’ Smurf premiere look was cute and cartoon-y or borderline slutty, but ultimately the vote came down on the IN side.

[Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]

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