In or Out: Christina Hendricks in Jenny Packham

Posted on September 17, 2012

We’ve been singing hosannas at Christina’s general direction for a while now; ever since she woke up one morning and totally figured out how to dress her body – or hired a stylist, which seems more likely. At any rate, we can’t quite hand out the praise on this one.

Christina Hendricks attends the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 2012 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in a Jenny Packham gown.

Jenny Packham Fall 2012 Collection

On the one hand, it fits her perfectly and mostly flatters her shape, which is a good thing. And we respect the use of a bold print on the red carpet, although we can’t say we find this one anything but distracting in pictures.

On the other hand, a one-shoulder gown with a big puffy flounce on the shoulder simply isn’t a good idea with Christina’s major mammaries pulling focus. It’s just way too much fussiness and volume added to an area that calls for clean lines and good fit. Whoever’s dressing her lately obviously still hasn’t addressed her problematic love for frippery like ruffles, bows, and flounces, none of which are her friend.

But we can’t deny she’s striking here and like we said, the fit is pretty awesome. Will that be enough for an IN? Kittens make the call.


Vote Now!


IN! She is giving me LIFE!


OUT! She is giving me AGITA!


Jessica Alba’s fussy society matron look was roundly voted OUT by the commentariat.




[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos,]

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