Fug or Fab: Adrianne Palicki


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I wish I had been in the meeting where Adrianne and her team decided that her look for this press tour was going to be Pretty Pretty Princess.

This Temperley dress is lovely, but also it feels like something you’d see on your bridesmaid rather than something you’d put on an actress who once was tapped to play Wonder Woman. Palicki is gorgeous, but she also seems like a tough cookie — and I fear that smoothing over that bad-ass edge is making her kind of boring. THE HORROR.

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  1. Tiffany
    +2

    I don’t like the style of the dress, it feels dated to me, but she still looks GORGEOUS. I can’t get around that. No matter what she is wearing here, she still manages to make it a win because she looks like a beautiful woman, imo.

  2. Christa
    +2

    Given the complete fug shake that is the Cher Bracket below, I think this is a palate cleanser. It does seem a bit pagenty. Maybe a bolder color?

  3. Amalia
    +9

    After looking at the slideshow for the play-in game… is there any doubt that profound gratitude for not having to look at any of her private parts is the dominant reaction?

  4. Mouse
    +5

    Maybe bridesmaid-y but she looks AMAZING (and 100 feet tall!) Gorgeous.

  5. Esmerelda
    +4

    This is a beautiful woman. I agree that there’s a toughness about her that fights with this dress. She’s tall and gorgeous and I want to see her in something with some edge. She (or her stylist) can do better.

    • Lizzy
      +1

      Gorgeous, and she looks about 7ft tall in that picture.

    • sally
      0

      Yes, she’s so beautiful and well-built, and looks very athletic, so the dress looks like something her mother made her wear, even though she is going to be uncomfortable in it, and maybe even get mud on it before the ceremony.

  6. sarah
    +1

    I think this is gorgeous. Love the color and it drapes beautifully. I actually think the silk charmeuse makes it look NOT bridesmaidy. If it were any other fabric (satin – ick!) it might fall into that category. But the charmeuse gives it that hint of Rita Hayworth sexy. And I also like this because I think with a bit more fabric up top, Kate Middleton would look fabulous in this.

  7. Lil
    +3

    The style is gorgeous on her, but I think the color makes it veer into pretty princess territory… What if it was in a jewel-tone, like deep purple or tourquoise? It would fit her so much better.

  8. Sajorina
    +5

    Yes, it’s a nice dress and she looks very pretty, but why are her boobs like 2 miles apart? I can’t even!

    • Helen
      +5

      Yeah. I’m never going to love a neckline quite that low, but I’d give it a pass anyway because it’s gorgeous in every other way – EXCEPT, I can’t because her boobs are in two completely different places. I’m guessing the tape gave way on one of them.

      • Princess Buwwercwup
        +2

        I think the dress is fine and she looks beautiful, but I agree that the chestal region is definitely wonky.

      • Fawn
        0

        I’m glad that her boobs aren’t all squished up together. This is just what actual breasts do.

        • Siobhán
          +10

          No, THIS is what fake boobs do. Poorly done fake boobs. Also see Aguilera, Christina.

          You can drive a truck through them, she should know that a low cut V ist not her friend.

          • Helen
            +3

            Whether they’re natural or not, I think there’s a taping issue either way. One of them is about three inches lower than the other. Possibly more.

            It’s really ruining this look for me.

    • Tiffany
      +1

      I am a Tyra fan from FNL…and sadly, I think she got them done and they were placed pretty far apart. Sometimes, that is how things heal. This dress kind of highlights that, though.

    • Rosa
      +4

      Exactly. She is gorgeous but I can’t see anything besides the fact that her boobs are facing in completely opposite directions. One is facing up and the other down. It’s more than a little distracting.

      • Helen
        0

        They looked fine in that similar silvery dress. Whatever was done to hold them in place then worked, and should have been repeated here.

  9. Neil
    +1

    I’m with Amalia. Coming as this does in the post right after the Bailon/Thornton horror show, how can we criticize someone for looking too pretty?

  10. qwertygirl
    +1

    I think it’s a beautiful dress, and even looks pretty good on her, but it’s a little close to her own skin tone. She looks a bit same-all-over. I would agree that a different color might have been a better choice. Purple, maybe. I like purple.

    • Beth
      0

      I agree. Making it a few shades darker, or going for a different color all together, would be the only change I’d make. But really? I think she looks absolutely beautiful, anyway!

      • qwertygirl
        0

        It absolutely could have been worse, and she does look lovely. I tihnk it’s because even though it’s a similar shade to her own skin, her own skin is not a shade one normally associates with library paste or glittery vampires, and therefore she looks monotone, not washed out.

  11. Evalyn
    0

    I’m just grateful there are no public display of private body parts – and she looks stunning in that dress.

  12. LGenz
    +2

    Getting a distinct whiff of Taylor Swift from this and as much as I love Tyra that is not a good thing

    • Kristan
      0

      Me too! Except I have no problems with Taylor Swift. I just think it’s kind of funny that Adrianne looks like her older sister or her cousin here. :)

  13. Mary
    0

    I’m more concerned / confused by this being the SAME DRESS (different color, different belt) as in the link! Are we going to see a rainbow of these? …. well. actually, they make her look a mile tall, and she know how to style her head with it so, carry on.

  14. Kristina
    +2

    I LOVE the color of this dress, and she is so beautiful she’s almost pulling it off. But it also looks like the same fabric and cut of a 1970′s nightgown I found at the thrift store for $7. Which isn’t that great.

    • Vandalfan
      +2

      Yes, ’70′s nightgown. I had one. In purple. She’s still the Third Vestal Virgin on the Right in a swords n’ sandals epic.

  15. PB
    +2

    I miss Tyra Collette.

  16. gin_in_teacups
    +1

    She never looks like herself to me. It’s always like looking at someone who kind of looks like Adrianne Palicki. So even though she looks gorgeous, it does further throw off my sense of “IS that Tyra or is it a Tyra-lookalike?” I just want the best for Tyra!

  17. MKKS
    +1

    Y’ALL. Tyra Collette made it to the evening gown round of the Dillon beauty pageant! And she’d win too if it weren’t for that darn Lyla Garrity. And she’s only in the stupid pageant anyway because Landry told her the prize was a scholarship … Oh well. Clear eyes, full hearts, Tyra.

    • pidget
      +1

      Yup – that’s the problem I have with this. If I didn’t know how tough, sassy and genuinely interesting she could be, I wouldn’t have any gripes here. But I DO know, and she looks blandly pretty again, when we all know she is MORE than just beautiful. She has character, darn it, and that has been airbrushed away.

      As Bucky so brilliantly says below, I would love to see her on-air with Connie B again!

  18. Bucky
    +2

    If I squint, in this particular photo, she looks like a younger Connie Britton. Get this girl on Nashville to play Rayna’s wildly talented niece, and give Scarlet the heave-ho. Because Scarlet is terrible and Tyra Colette could eat her for breakfast and suffer nary a burp.

  19. liz
    +2

    Boobs akimbo AGAIN. Is boobs akimbo a thing now? Am I old fashioned to wish they were better harnessed (since they are so lovely, as is she). Overall I have to agree, way too bridesmaidsy.

  20. Esme
    +1

    Miss Peach Festival contestant.

  21. Julie
    0

    It’s a beautiful dress and she’s a beautiful woman but the lighting makes her breasts look wonky–like they are uneven and it’s very distracting.