Renée Zellweger in A.W.A.K.E. Mode at the 2019 Hollywood Film Awards

Posted on November 04, 2019

We toyed with the idea of subjecting this to an “IN or OUT” vote, if only because we feel like we need a little guidance on it.


But to be rather bitchily blunt, it doesn’t have enough marks in either the pro or con lists to work up an argument for or against it. It’s … okay. It’s very much on-brand and rigidly consistent with her preferences. It’s not without some interest and the style does tend to suit her. And we’re grateful she doesn’t succumb to trends or styles that aren’t likely to work for her. No The Vampire’s Wife dresses or funky jumpsuits in this gal’s rotation.

Even so, this feels so … fusty. It’s not terribly inappropriate for her, but it does feel a bit serious and mature in style. She’s capable of working fresher designs than this. And given her insistence on not sporting the kind of head styling dresses like this require (we’re all for a clean face, but that’s the last thing this frock’s asking for), we don’t know why she doesn’t opt for fashion styles that work better with her own breezily unfussy styling preferences.

It’s not terrible. Just okay. Are we wrong to suggest she could easily do much better with no more effort than she’s currently putting out?




Style Credits:
A.W.A.K.E. Mode Black and White Dress
David Webb Ring with Pave-set Diamonds, White Enamel, 18K Polished Gold and Platinum

Styled by Petra Flannery | Hair by Richard Marin | Makeup by Kindra Mann

[Photo Credit: Hahn Lionel/ABACA/, Jennifer Graylock//, Media Punch/, David Gabber/]

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