Toni Collette in Ralph Lauren at “To Catch A Thief” Screening

Posted on October 29, 2013

We wanted to like this for being simple and understated, but try as we might, we just can’t.


Toni Collette attends Ralph Lauren Presents Exclusive Screening Of Hitchcock’s “To Catch A Thief” Celebrating The Princess Grace Foundation in New York City.

First, it’s just a mass of blackness in pictures. We find ourselves wishing for a thin metallic belt or a pendant – anything to provide the slightest bit of contrast. She’s little more than a black hole shaped like Toni Colette.

Second, we’re really not loving the silhouette, either with the jacket or without it. With the jacket, she’s shapeless; without the jacket, the shape isn’t all that flattering.

Third, that clutch looks like something to keep your curlers in and those shoes are too heavy and focus-pulling for a look that’s already way too heavy.

Fourth: It’s a turtleneck dress. We can’t. Hate us if you must, but we think turtlenecks only really work about 10% of the time they’re deployed and most of that percentage comprises people in ski lodges with unusually long necks and well-defined jaw lines. There. We said it.

Likelihood that the comments section will be turned over entirely to a debate on turtlenecks? Magic 8-ball says “Most definitely.” Just remember, if they were pretty or graceful, someone would’ve come up with something better than a turtle to compare it to. Just sayin’. You don’t see anyone naming style elements after armadillos or naked mole rats, do you? Boom. Logic bomb.




[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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