Amy Adams in J. Mendel

Posted on February 05, 2013

This is kind of a hard dress to love. For us, anyway.


Amy Adams attends the 85th Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California in a J. Mendel silk chiffon dress paired with Casadei shoes and Amrapali earrings.

J. Mendel Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Lindsey Wixson

Amrapali 14 K Gold Diamond Earrings

She’s just soooooo covered up; so very sister-wife. The hair doesn’t help in that regard, since it’s totally tent-revival when you pair it with a dress shaped like that. And yet, we think she looks very pretty here. The colors look great on her and the print helps lift the dress up from its potentially dowdy silhouette. The slightly sexy back also gives it a boost.

Still, we would’ve recommended a looser hairstyle, a raising of that hem by a good three inches, and more delicate shoes with a little color to them (see: the runway look).  We almost never think she looks anything less than pretty when she hits the RC, but we always find ourselves wishing she’d just loosen up a little.

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