Critics’ Choice Awards Well Played: Anne Hathaway


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After all of Anne’s theatrics during the Les Miserables junkets, I think this was a really smart pick:

At first I wsn’t sure if the sternum region was as flattering to her as it could be, but actually, this sucker is slinky and shimmery and sexy and gorgeous without needing to tack on a cape or any boots that may or may not once have been seen in a sex swing. Simplicity is refreshing every once in a while. Also, this might mean she’s just lulling us into submission for something REALLY INSANE at the Golden Globes, and that is in fact my fondest hope. I’m rooting for her to wear the actual sex swing this time. While we wait, though, I’m perfectly happy gazing at how long and willowy and trim she looks in this, and wondering if I have the strength to give up bread. (I don’t. It will be a short conversation with myself.)

[Photo: Getty]

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  1. anna s.
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    I love the fabric. I might have cut it an inch or so higher in the boob region because it’s verging on droopy there for me, but overall I like the silhouette. And like I said, the fabric really is gorgeous. Her dark hair is perfect with all the shimmery gold.

    What are people’s thoughts on necklaces? I sort of want a necklace with this dress, I think.

    • Hima
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      I was thinking the same thing – I don’t know what kind of necklace would work, but I would like to see one. It’s too bare right now.

      • Chasmosaur
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        I would say she should wear something very, very delicate. A choker would just look too 90′s. But a simple chain with a delicate pendant might be nice.

        But I can live without a necklace, because of the texture of the dress. It’s a statement on it’s own. If anything, I would have gone not with a necklace, but some great drop earrings. With her short hair that would probably work better.

      • filmcricket
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        I think the need for a necklace would be obviated by a slightly higher neckline. It does look a bit bare and droopy there, but I also think a necklace might fight the shimmer of the dress too much.

    • Trent
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      I think she looks fantastic in this, and no necklace is needed. Some statement earrings (not too huge) might be nice, though.

    • ebrca
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      yup. necklace would be nice or there was more going on in the neckline — drapery, additional fabric… feels to bare.

      • ebrca
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        Sorry for the grammar and spelling (too not to) mistakes. I’m so out of it.

  2. Leah
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    She has the word skinny stamped next to her face.

  3. Sandra
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    I’d prefer a bolder color, but I do quite like this.

  4. Pouncer
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    Really nice. Sometimes, you don’t need anything more than a classic silhouette and a bit of shimmer.

  5. Sarah
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    I’m more excited for Anne’s Oscar gown than for anyone else. I feel like she could take it in so many ways. Betting on old Hollywood glam.

  6. Kristin
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    I just wish she had some statement earrings.

  7. Joemama
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    I would’ve liked to have seen a bit higher of a neckline,too. Just a wee bit droopy and blah this way.

  8. Reg
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    I guess I am the minority but I really hate it. This whole thing reminds me of the 90′s nightgown trend. I think my biggest issue is with the color on her. with such pale complexion to wear something so pale is just a no for me.
    in a bolder color and as someone above mentioned statement dropped earrings would have been so much better. oh and something for the chest – I feel like her boobs are too freeranging in that dress.

    • MissTee
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      I agree with you. I also hate it. She’s the mayor of Droop City which is right next to Ninetiestown.

    • AOkay
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      I feel like this is one of those dresses that looks much better in person. But yeah, the spaghetti straps seem very outdated.

  9. Kit
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    I love it.

    (Nevertheless, you will have to pry a nice chunk of French bread from my cold, dead, hand.) :)

  10. ariel
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    She looks great, but I do wish she had livened things up a bit with some statement jewelry.

  11. hfree
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    I liked it better once she broke the strap and had to use a red pin provided by Joseph Gordon Levitt to hold it up: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=524612970895705&set=a.192553260768346.47041.192551487435190&type=1&theater

    • MissTee
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      I love that charming S.O.B. Why isn’t he mine???

    • anna s.
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      Holy crap, that’s adorable! I love how gleeful they both are about their mcguyver fashion fix.

  12. Bubba
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    A higher neckline and less scoop would have saved this from being sternum-land. I agree that statement jewelry would have been lovely – dangly earrings and a cuff in a nice warm coral and gold?

  13. witjunkie
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    Add me to the chorus of “earrings, woman” but I see what you mean about her just being relaxed and pretty. This suits her; she looks like she is just Anne up there, not who or whatever it is she’s dressing up as at any given event.

  14. Sarie
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    I love the pattern and texture of this but for some reason it just feels way to naked to me. Like I know she is fully covered, it’s not sheer but it feels really bare. Maybe it’s the color or the lack of jewelery, or the neck line. I think it might be all of them combined.

    • Aphy
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      You are right. It’s a weird effect, she is fully dressed, but seems completely bare. Strange.

  15. lusucanna
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    it looks dated to me.

  16. Rayna
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    If I looked like her, I would order about 10 of these in different colors (with a little more coverage in the Northern Exposure area) and wear them ALWAYS.

    With statement earrings.

    :-)

  17. Eirwen
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    Not that impressed- too droopy and a bit humdrum for me. Doesn’t go with the hairdo either which needs something edgier methinks…

  18. themis
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    I feel like she has worn this dress eight times already. Gold, column, shimmery – it’s her thing.

  19. Helen
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    I would love this with just a touch of built-in support added.

    Help the girls out, Anne, they want to be your friends, truly.

  20. Cati Brenes
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    she needs a piece of cake!

  21. Emma
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    I hate this! It’s drab and dull. The style is very 90′s.

  22. Sajorina
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    I’m IN LOVE with this fabric! It’s perfect for a simple dress that lets Anne shine! She should’ve gotten married in this dress! I know I would! COVET! Hair & makeup are FLAWLESS! Love the jewelry & nailpolish! This is a HELL YES + ABSOLUTE WIN + BRAVO rolled into one! FAB!!!!!!!

    • Sajorina
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      GFY Heather, just think about it like this: “Giving up bread means giving up sammitches”!

  23. Celeste
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    Why does she hate bras?