Critics’ Choice Awards Fug or Fab: Amy Adams


This one is all about the angles for me.

From here, I love it — the color of the skirt is great, the slit is high enough to be sexy but not so high that it’s pubic, and I thought the top might have some interesting asymmetry going for it. But then I finally found a photo of Amy facing forward, and now I can’t decide:

Suddenly, the waist detail looks less graceful than like a diner waitress’s apron that’s riding up on her, and it cuts her across a part of her anatomy that ladies seldom like widened. And the top isn’t asymmetrical; it’s just baggy. I guess if she’d just insisted on standing around all night with her head swiveled forward and her body turned 90 degrees away from everybody, it would be a rousing success. But also, a prescription for a neck brace.

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Comments (23):

  1. Sarah
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    I like it! Although the top is a bit big, no?

  2. Stefanie
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    I dont love it but I like it well enough to call it a win. Amy’s hair on the other hand? GIMMIE!

    • Bottle Ginger
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      I have Amy’s hair, my hair is almost identical in color , length, and texture. I just wanted to brag.

      Anyway!

      Does anyone else think a necklace or even a statement bracelet might have helped? Her upper body is so light and her lower body so dark, maybe a touch of the dark blue on her upper body would have brought the look into balance.

  3. Hannah
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    What happened to your amazing super-detailed zoom-able photos? The only ones I could find were of Lea Michele!

  4. Bubba
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    Looks like a craft project.

  5. Willow
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    We need to talk about how she is essentially dressed as Cyrus Manley – the male love interest – in Marge Simpson’s romantic novel “The Harpooned Heart”

    http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120621131830/simpsons/images/a/aa/The_Harpoones_Heart.png

  6. Rayna
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    Again, SHE is great, but the dress, not so much.

    Parts are good, and color is fine, but it doesn’t add up.

  7. MissTee
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    I think instead of that weird apron thing, that the ruffly business should’ve just been part of the skirt…like, it should’ve been a wrap skirt with the ruffly stuff down the slit, kind of like it is, but instead of the lighter blue on the inside, it should’ve been on the outside. I don’t think I explained that well. Am I making sense? I’ve been unintentionally huffing glue gun fumes.

  8. cc
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    I like it. Its very “Bar Wench”-y.

  9. Ellelake
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    dated, tragic, snobbish – I’m a serious actress, see, I show up in a white top and blue bottom, including cummerbund so don’t go confusing me with fluff.

  10. mara
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    I don’t like this because it looks like something from a romance novel cover with heaving bosoms and a pirate ship. It’s just slightly costumey, leaning too far towards 19th century tavern wench .

    • Katharine
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      Your description made me laugh, so I think I’m veering more towards Enchanted than Doubt now – it does have a homespun flavour, as if rustled up by Giselle’s willing minions (or a pirate’s wench).

  11. witjunkie
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    I love blue and cream so I like it. The skirt does look wonky from the front – it looks like it fell out of the waistband and she just stuffed it back in.

  12. cdd
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    i think i would have gone with cruel intentions 2 over slaughter rule. just sayin…

  13. seaglet
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    I will never like Isla Fisher for sniffingly having called Amy “big”.

  14. Helen
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    Trashy! I’d expect to see this on some reality-show “personality.”

    I never thought I’d see something so Hey, look at my boobs! Every bit of them! on Adams.

  15. Cati Brenes
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    too much ruffles!!!!!!!!, or the dress or the hair….

  16. Emma
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    I just think it’s a mess. It’s ill-fitting and too loose on top, it’s asymmetrical in a way that I don’t think it’s meant to be, and the split in the skirt sort of gapes in a way that surely wasn’t intentional. The frill at the top of the skirt is superfluous. She could have done this look (draped white bodice, full navy skirt) in a way that looked totally amazing, but this is a miss.

  17. Sajorina
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    I like it because it’s interesting and different, but I wish the top was skintight! She looks BEAUTIFUL!

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