Fug or Fab: Amy Adams


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Well, we complained that Amy Adams is a bit too stodgy sometimes, so I’m glad she’s trying to liven things up a tad.

What I can’t decide is, does this work, or does she just look like she’s being slowly peeled?

What do you think?

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  1. Valentina
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    It’s her legs’ posture and the shoes that ruin the look.

    • Lils
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      Yeah, it looks like she’s about to topple over… Like, the heel is taller than her foot is long.

      • Lori
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        Is she standing on tiptoe? It looks like the heels are not on the ground.

  2. Jasmine
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    I think if the skirt was like… a centimeter shorter, it would be perfect. I love this. It’s so interesting and weird but also beautiful.

  3. Rayna
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    I mostly agree. Without the peeling thing, I would have liked it much better, but it is recalling unpleasantly that fad of an elaborately folded napkin attached at the hip.

  4. pantsonfire
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    I do not think a peplum is ever going to read “sexy” or “livening up” to me. I find peplums to be stodginess, mumsiness, and matronliness personified, basically.

    Granted, the top portion also isn’t doing anything to help in that regard. It’s just silly (without being whimsical). It’s an attempt to create interest that screams exactly that: A gimmicky idea to add interest to an otherwise boring garment. It isn’t aesthetically pleasing or flattering; it’s pointless (forgive my pun).

    She does look killer from the neck up, though. Absolutely top drawer.

    • Kat
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      pantsonfire, we’ll have to agree to disagree, because I find peplums to be a fun, kicky addition, on the right person. I’m not a terribly curvy girl, I’m very petite, so peplums give me some curve and make me feel much more feminine. Don’t hate the peplum… hate the game?

      • pantsonfire
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        I agree to disagree a lot with other GFY Nationals. :) There is a small but steadfast minority of us who despise peplums, but I cannot fail to notice that the vast majority of commenters seem to LOVE them. To each her own!

        But that does bring me to a theory I have: I think that a trend comes along, and while we may at first have initial reservations or dislike, eventually, after seeing it deployed EVERYWHERE for months, we get worn down and our minds accustom to it, and suddenly we start not minding it…and eventually we learn to even appreciate or love it. To some extent, this happened with me and sheer (I said to SOME extent…not Kristen Ritter extent); I suspect this has happened for some with respect to the peplum because I seem to remember a lot more people looking askance at them when they burst on the seen a few seasons ago, but not so much anymore.

  5. Jacquilynne
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    I see no reason why it can’t look like she’s being slowly peeled AND work.

  6. Ellelake
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    The shoes are demented, human feet should not resemble hooves.

  7. Eliza Bennett
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    I want the Fub button! I really want to like it. I love a peplum, but that one doesn’t save the weird stabby top.

    • Erin
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      I agree! I ultimately chose fug because I just can’t with that weird top part. But I’m still kind of torn…

  8. Liz985
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    I think a nice pop of jewelry — maybe in nice green — would have truly livened up the look. I love black but this is a little too much from head to toe.

    • Chris
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      I agree with the person that said she could use some jewelry. I actually like the dress, but it could have been even more amazing with an Art Deco emerald statement necklace.

      • Roosje
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        I also think that some nice colourful shoes would have cheered it up a lot more

      • Liz985
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        After looking at this again, I’m now convinced that a beautiful piece of jewelry (and, yes, different shoes) would have made this dress an unequivocal win. How great would an Art Deco brooch in emeralds have looked at the waistline?

  9. Elaine
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    i utterly, unabashedly love this. even though it is all black, there’s something really prettily floral about it…. i’m on board.

  10. Rachel
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    I love the top half, and it would be perfection if the skirt were a few inches shorter. Maybe just above the knee?

  11. Ghanimatrix
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    She looks like she’s trying so hard to smile through the excruciating pain those shoes are inflicting on her. I can see the pain in her face. Also the dress looks like the napkin you find folded on your plate at a fancy restaurant.

  12. Sandra
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    Peplum is horrible and the skirt is too long. Let’s score this as a “better played”.

  13. JoyDawn
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    I like the dress,… but i LOVE her shoes. I think they are amazing!

  14. ceecee
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    You say “being slowly peeled” like it’s a bad thing.

  15. Helen
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    I fully embrace this dress, especially on her. The LBD with a difference is a favorite of mine when executed with a bit of whimsy, which is how I see this wee touch of deconstruction. (See, Chermayeff, THAT’s how you do it. Just a little…)

    With regret, however, I agree with remarks that it looks as if Adams’ feet are killing her. Poor dear.

  16. Bottle Ginger
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    It might have worked, with a red lip.

    I have the same coloring as her, and FYI pale lipstick is never a good idea when the rest of you is so light, especially when wearing black! No, it take strong coloring to carry off the black-dress-pale-lip look, she just looks too drab for the dress.

  17. Suzie
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    Something about her expression is just throwing me off (as some have commented maybe the shoes are causing lots of pain), so I don’t fully endorse this look.

  18. Suzie
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    And yes Bottle Ginger, she needs lip color!

  19. Tracey
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    Not a fan of the peplum so this is a “meh” for me but you didn’t give me that option!!! I like the top, don’t find it peel-y.

  20. Nancy
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    I gave it a Fab, but I really do wish that it was an inch shorter. And a bracelet would’ve been nice. Overall, it’s an interesting take on a standard sort of look, but without getting overly weird or anything.

  21. Vandalfan
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    This is horrid, and I fear for all those before me who approve this strapless, mismatched, peplum monstrosity. Not only is she peeling, the banana has gone bad.

  22. nobody much
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    like the dress, but the hair, makeup and horrible pose ruin it.

    • Kat
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      I think her make up is fantastic! Eyeliner does wonder for her eyes… it makes the green really pop!

  23. Sajorina
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    I like it & think she looks BEAUTIFUL! Her makeup is especially gorgeous! FAB!

  24. Ann
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    So, am I the only person that sees this silhouette as a less awesome throwback to Ruthless People/80′s?

  25. McLisa
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    I think it’s perfect. She looks gorgeous.

  26. Wade
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    Anyone around not liking the idea of slowly peeling Ms Adams…?

  27. AmyK
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    Better shoes would fix this. Preferably a kicky, strappy little number to add in a splash of fun. Maybe even in a color! I think that would make the “slowly being peeled” thing work, but with the boring hoof shoes, it looks really bizarre.

  28. PB
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    The 80s called. They want their dress back.

    I survived the ’80s one time already, and I don’t recall it all that fondly.

  29. wordphreak
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    It’s the shoes. She looks like she’s about to fall on her face. Otherwise, not so bad.

  30. Esme
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    Oh dear.

  31. Lauren
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    God I love Amy Adams. I just saw The Master and she was amazing. The only thing I dislike about this is the way she’s standing. And I wouldn’t have objected to some lipstick. But otherwise, I am IN.

  32. fritanga
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    Way, waaay too Star Trek-y.