Because Katie and I are in the same place for one brief weekend, we decided to write this post together, so it will be totally comprehensive, in alpha order. Our individual lists of best and worst dressed will be at the bottom of the post, a la our Met Gala coverage.
Since today is a holiday, we have a day drinking game for you: every time we mention that someone needs a darker lip color, take a drink. You will be wasted by the end of the post!
People of Hollywood: we are ready for the Rodriguez-Watts-Corden superhero movie:
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
It’s so sad, droopy, and looks like dirty dishrag. Even Justin looks confused.
The rich rust color of this is fab on her, but we wish for fuller straps and an updo. And maybe some lipstick (sorry, Katie made me).
She clearly wandered off the set of a Jane Austen adaptation. This is not her dress. I know she has restrictions, but there are ways to be completely covered up in a dress that fits the wearer’s style and personality. This is not funky enough for a woman OUR AGE.
When we saw this, we called out “PANTS!! PANTS!!” We love that Rachel Bloom looks so freaking happy to be there. Take a drink for lip color.
Carrie’s next project is a regional theater production of The Crucible and she is trying out her costume for comfort reasons.
Oh pants, we love you (also: You’re the Worst). Everything about this is great: from the gold-toed shoes to the earrings and wavy hair. We wish more women would wear modern, fashion-y suits.
It’s like she is starring in Gone With the Wind porn. [Note: I was under the influence of vinho verde when I wrote this. Obviously I find her delightful and she is super wonderful in everything. Darla forever!! -M]
This dress was just worn by Christina Hendricks in the exact same manner and that’s just bad on the stylists part. Also her face looks too bright and her lips which might be great are then too dark.
We would have really loved this if it weren’t so naked underneath.
We like the length but the sheer fabric is a little uneven on the bottom and not in a good way (this looked much better on stage). We also love her face and hair. We always appreciate a cap sleeve.
This made us so sad. Everything is kind of blah.
We have seen this style a lot and it’s plain–we expect more interesting choices from her.
This dress definitely has a fit issue, which cannot be overcome by the color or her beautiful hair and makeup.
We love a gold shoe, but not those. And her face looks crazy. That pose is THE WORST.
Bryce Dallas Howard
This is how you do a light-colored lipstick. Her makeup is lovely, and the dress is more modern than the one she wore to the globes. Dig that hip star!
He looks like he repairs watches. Nominated for Nashville, he is routinely one of the best things on a show that so often makes us angry.
This is kind of disappointing as she is usually a fave but the lining is not long enough and this is missing the high fashion vibe.
We appreciate Zoe’s “deer-in-the-headlights” red carpet demeanor and her “I-don’t-give-a-fuck” attitude. We also really appreciate the color combo and fit of this dress. Her hair continues to look super cute.
We really wanted to like this but we hate the hi-low hem. We do LOVE the amount of skin Regina is showing.
This looked WAY better on the TV but we always applaud PANTS! The bag doesn’t really match and it’s SUPER LARGE.
Jennifer Jason Leigh
This is really BORING but the fit is nice.
First: those earrings are bananas. We, of course, would have preferred a darker lip and the skirt’s sheerness is a little bizarre, but she’s got enough sass to pull it off.
RAWR! Good job on the pants hem.
She looks like a ballerina in the best way possible. She also has great lipstick and her shoes are not super boring.
We both ooooohed and ahhhhhhed when we saw this dress. The fit is perfect for the small busted gal.
We love the fit and she looks like she is on holiday in Florida.
The fit of this is really off–why is there a gaping hole by her left boob? Beautiful hair and makeup.
This is so elegant. The only reason we could possibly be excited about a second season of Scream Queens is the return of Denise Hemphill. Maybe she can be the thread that ties the seasons together. (Ryan Murphy, we are available to give consulting services.)
This would be a great dress for, say, Sarah Hyland, but it’s a little youthful for her. I do, however, think the fit is wonderful and her hair color is really fun.
We are NOT fans of the dress but we really MISS her on Nashville.
We are speechless…except to say that this is so fucking adorable.
The accordion pleats are reminiscent of Alicia Vikander’s Golden Globes gown, and this is almost as stunning. More oxblood on the red carpet, please!
Gina should give her stylist/tailor a huge bonus. This fits her body perfectly.
As fans of both the cap sleeve and capes we fucking love this. It’s so beautiful and the color is divine.
Tracee Ellis Ross
We love how striking the sleeves are. The fit is on point, too, and she always has great hair and makeup.
That under skirt is such a lovely surprise in this simple black gown. So happy she is at all the awards shows with Sam Esmail so we get to see her.
HATE THIS! LOVE HER but again HATE THIS.
Best fit EVER! We are so proud of her. Malibu Barbie FANTASTIC!
Eden looks much better IRL than she does on The Middle. She arrived early and wore better clothes than any of the TV personalities that had posed before her. The pattern and fit of this dress are both perfect.
We like how this is cut so close to her (totally rocking’) body. However, it’s giving us serious ice dancing vibes and THE LIPSTICCCCCCKKKKKKKK. We thought this looked better on stage than it did on the red carpet.
The casualness of this is fantastic. The only issue is that the skirt is very poofy and gives her hips a strange shape.
This could be a skosh longer, but way to be rebellious with a short, patterned dress!
Love the fabric and cut which are both really flattering on her.
We are really tired of this post and kind of inebriated BUT we both liked this AND think it’s pretty.
PANTS!!! Everyone should watch The Wiz.
I read an interview with her in Lenny and what I loved most is how much she cusses and how normal she seems. Sadly, this looks like she is going for the gold versus Oksana Baiul.
If her shoes were red, Constance would be one of the best, because the dress is AMAZING and she did get the lipstick memo. We are both super excited for UnREAL season 2.
Melissa’s Best Dressed:
- Aya Cash
- Saoirse Ronan
- Judith Light
- Kirsten Dunst
- Gina Rodriguez
Katie’s Best Dressed:
- Rachel McAdams
- Sarah Paulson
- Kirsten Dunst
- Zoe Kravitz
- Aya Cash
Leaving you with Aya Cash’s TERRIFIC clutch: