Fug or Fab: Anne Hathaway in Roksanda Ilincic


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Anne hath hit the junket trail for Rio 2, and I do hope it’s a nice long one, because — as much as I needed a vacation from all those damn dreams she dreamed — she is working with a new stylist now and interestingly, I think the actual styling is my primary objection to this. However, it’s certainly a lot more colorful than her Les Mis press tour was, but then again, presumably the bird she voices is not a consumptive, toothless French prostitute, which can really bum out your palette.

[Photos: Getty, WENN, Fame/Flynet]

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  1.  Blair's Head Band
    +13

    I looooooove the shoes in picture 3 (though agree – why no bra? why is it separates?) and I also love that it looks as though she’s floating and/or standing on an invisible stair.

    •  KLeewrite
      +10

      So do I, plus the skirt. Put her in a white tank top, tucked in, and we’d be in business.

      • JJPP
        +10

        Agreed, those shoes are gorgeous, and the way the picture catches them mid-step makes them look divine.

        I would love that whole look if it were a dress and not a loose shirt.

    • Angharad
      +6

      She sure loves to let those droopy things hang free–why does she insist on doing this? It ruins the line on everything she wears. And why do people wear satin shoes if they’re not bridesmaids (even if they are bridesmaids, really)?

  2.  Orange Clouds
    +26

    Love the colour and construction of dress number 1, however the purple shoes are ugly as fug.

    • ceedeegee57
      0

      I love the colour & fit of the dress but is no one thrown by that ENORMOUS UGLY BLACK(might be BLUE) ZIPPER that is badly attached?
      I mean has no one head of matching or invisible zippers?

  3. Meggiemoo
    +7

    I think the first dress is really pretty. The proportions on the 2nd are all wrong.

    I feel like she doesn’t realize how far down that step is and in the next moment, she’s going to tumble. It’s freaking me out.

  4. Lerie
    +22

    She should have just worn the shoes in the last pic with the first outfit shown.

  5. Maria L.
    +5

    Nice try, but no cigar. Those shoe “things” in the first photo makes it look like she has cloven devil’s feet. Also not thrilled with the color combo overall.

    Like her hair and shoes in #3, otherwise not impressed. (Though I do think I may be over my Annie irritation. Maybe.)

    • Maria L.
      +3

      Plus, is this designer a one-trick pony with the ruffle on the side business? Jessica Pare has one too.

  6.  crookedE
    +2

    I really like the first dress. If she stole Christina Hendricks’ or Elizabeth Moss’ shoes from the Mad Men event at the Paley center, either would be a vast improvement on the lavender lunks she is wearing. A metallic peep-toe would also be fine, if she is itching to show off her pedicure.

  7. Lisa
    +1

    I think the first dress is striking and she looks good in it. I absolutely hate the second outfit, that needs to be banished, Outfit 3 is bland, but I’d take it any day over outfit 2.

  8. Liviania
    +9

    Love the first dress, hate those shoes.

    I think the second would work with a bra to provide some structure. (But it would be truly cute as an actualfax fitted dress top.)

    I actually like the eyelet shirt in the third look, but not with white pants and especially not white pants that are an entirely different white.

    • Squirrel!
      +1

      actualfax?

      • Liviania
        +1

        It’s pronounced actual facts. It’s basically saying “in reality”.

        • Angharad
          +6

          eww–I don’t like it.

          • Rachael
            +21

            If actualfax is a thing that exists in the world, then, oh god I’m actualfax old, aren’t I?

            • HelenBackAgain
              +3

              So’m I, it appears… new one on me, too. Don’t care for it.

              • cath
                +4

                I, too, am old, and have never heard actualfax before, and don’t like it. Which means in 6 months it will start creeping into my vocabulary, and in a year I’ll think I invented it.

                • Liviania
                  +1

                  And now I feel young for the first time since my birthday.

                •  Heidi
                  +1

                  Don’t worry, I have never heard of it and don’t like it either and I’m only 25

            • Maria L.
              +12

              Actualfax? Ugh. I feel like Professor Higgins, lamenting “the cold-blooded murder of the English tongue.”

              [Mind you, I used the word "doofier" earlier today, so who am I to complain...]

  9. Mia
    +5

    I actually love the first dress, but those shoes are the worst. And, yes, NAB.

  10.  Miranda
    +2

    I thought Anne went vegan? It would explain her poor choice of footwear due to the limited selection (I’m trying to help her!). However, those first shoes have leather soles, and the second and third look to be partially leather. Guess she’s a crappy vegan.

    First dress is great, second look would be good if it were a dress, but the last is unforgivable. High-waisted white pants? No.

    •  Miranda
      +1

      Also, the first dress looks to be silk. Guess she only went vegan with her food.

      • Rachael
        +2

        I think I understand the concept of vegan, and then I remember that something like silk would be off-limits, and I am amazed all over again at the sheer scope of the ideals involved. You have to be very self-aware and knowledgeable, I think, to be true to that choice.

        • HelenBackAgain
          0

          Yes. Many people start out wholeheartedly committing to vegan everything, and wind up applying it to food choices only, because of the whole “I just canNOT make myself crazy over this” factor. It’ll take over your entire life if you let it.

          It also makes one unbearable company. Because compliance requires so very much thought about everyday things, one winds up talking about it endlessly.

  11. Joe Dwarf
    +2

    She is wearing a bracelet on her left hand in the third picture. So she has decorated herself, minimally.

  12. Karen
    +6

    The lilac (or whatever) color is the least of those shoes’ problems cuz the shoes are baaaad. I don’t know what dress they’d look good with (Betty White’s lingerie?) but it ain’t that dress, which I think is really pretty.

  13.  Ashley
    +4

    Everything about the first look is great except those weird bridesmaid-y shoes — I especially love that lip color! That’s the sort of lippy that makes me think (incorrectly) that that color would be smashing on me.

  14. Donna J
    +1

    The seam that is (unintentionally?) pulling across her torso in the first pic is bothersome. Is it poor craftmanship? It’s all I can see…

    • Kirsten
      +1

      Something about the bodice of that first dress is all wrong. The fabric looks like cheap lycra leisure wear.

  15.  Jenny V
    +16

    I think in Anne’s case, NAB = Needs A Bra. I may be channeling my grandma here, but floppy boobs, no matter how big or small, never make for a good look.

    • gefeylich
      +3

      The floppy boobs are all part of her systematic transitioning into a 1970s Liza Minnelli persona, something to which Hathaway has been devoting herself for the past two years. I think these photos demonstrate that she’s been highly successful at it, too.

  16. Alicia F
    0

    If she’d worn a bra with that little crop top her boobs would have been perched on top of the scoop neckline. So, kind of glad she didn’t wear a bra, but would have preferred bra + different top.

    • pantsonfire
      +1

      That’s a valid point. I was noticing how low that neckline was, as well. I just think it’s not a top that works on her body shape. She has a looooong history of wearing bodices/tops that are pretty much the opposite of what someone with her figure should wear (ahem, all those halter-style dresses, I’m looking at you).

      Anne is just a small-chested pixie trapped a more generously endowed, longish Modigliani-type of body.

  17. Nat
    +4

    I like that she’s refreshing things up after last year, but it seems like she hasn’t found a real (new) style for herself yet.
    When she was younger she had a very definite style (pretty, classical, princessy).
    Last year she had her big breakthrough professionally and she decided to change her style too. But her attempts at “directional” or even minimalism were terrible. Now she’s trying something different, but I’m still not so sure of what style she’s going for.
    It’s like in the attempt to reinvent herself she lost sight of her true style.

    It’s ok, Anne! You can still look pretty in a nice Valentino/Versace/Armani gown and we would still think that you’re a serious actress and not a precious little thing.
    You even have short hair to prove it! *

    * oh yes, and an Oscar

    • glee
      +2

      The other thing she has is her beauty. Her face is softening as she is getting (a tiny bit) older – and she looks stunning.

      It could also be the new styling – less dramatic make-up, more emphasis on her amazeballs genetics.

  18. Bella
    +1

    Love that first dress, but certainly needs other shoes. A nice metallic.

  19. Mo
    +1

    Start over.

  20. Krista
    +3

    Do you watch Fashion Police? On last Friday’s show, Kelly Osbourne was saying that the new trend is no accessories, just letting the dress do all the talking. Which is sad because jewelry is the best!

    • Angharad
      +1

      I was wondering if that might be a trend because we’ve been seeing an awful lot of it lately–weird. BTW, I for one, hate that weird patchworky dress. It really looks stupid from the back.

    • HelenBackAgain
      +4

      I think we can see for ourselves that it’s a trend, thanks to Kelly anyway. A trend that NEEDS TO DIE A QUICK AND PAINFUL DEATH.

    • A Lynn
      +5

      That is a sad, sad trend that needs to die a quiet death. Most dresses don’t have enough to say, so if you leave it to the dress, it’s a mumble or a shout, but not a statement.

      I always thought the fun/tricky part of being a stylist is picking the clothes AND then selecting the bag/jewelry/shoes/gloves/fur muff to make the whole thing work. Even a big, colorful statement dress can use an interesting bag, or hair accessory, or shoe to finish the look.

      Lazy styling, if you ask me.

  21. HelenBackAgain
    0

    Well, as always, I want to take her bra shopping; and, as usual lately, I want her to pick up or borrow some jewelry while we’re at it.

    But setting aside those standard caveats, I love these outfits. Shoes and all!

  22. Natasha Fatale
    +1

    Aside from NAB NAB NAB (can’t say it too often) I’m glad to see she’s keeping the short hair – I think it suits her.

  23. SPJava
    +1

    There are aspects of the first dress i like but it seems off so not sure the rest forget. Start over Anne… Just don’t sing.

  24. Maria
    0

    Eww to the visible zipper on the first dress. The whole dress needs a do over actually. I am not a fan of the color blocking, and the side waist ruffle thingie. And the shoes are bad.

    Poor Anne. Such a pretty girl, such a bad outfit.

  25.  Brooke M.
    +19

    Those first lavender shoes look like she stole them from Miss Piggy and cut off the ankle straps (because Piggy’s shoes generally have ankle straps).
    There is a very specific type of shoe that I’ve always referred to in my head as “Miss Piggy Shoes.” They tend to be satin, open toed or strappy, and have a thick heel. They look awful on everyone except Miss Piggy (and possibly Dolly Parton).
    Aaaaand thank you readers of GFY comments for allowing me to babble on the subject of Miss Piggy Shoes.

    • HelenBackAgain
      +1

      I enjoyed this! And it’s a very apt moniker for the shoe in question!

    • Gypsy Danger
      +4

      I totally get this train of thought. I saw Muppets Most Wanted last night. Miss Piggy is still a boss after all these years.

  26.  Portia
    +2

    It feels to me like that first dress needs green shoes. Not emerald, just shiny deep green shoes, with no hooflike detail. (It might still be one color too many, but better than that weird lavender shade.)

  27. Ellen
    +4

    Those white pants are unfortunately embiggening. That is all.

  28. Cruising
    +3

    It might be my screen (ok, it is probably my screen) but the dress in the first picture looks purple and orange with lilac shoes, the second picture looks royal blue and red with strong purple shoes. What do the rest of you see?

    • HelenBackAgain
      0

      I get the same. Haven’t looked at it on my iPad, which often has more true color values, but I think the differences between the two are due to lighting.

  29. Faye
    +3

    I know it is not cool to admit this, but I really dislike the short hair. I miss her beautiful long, dark, thick, shiny hair. It made her look so much more feminine.

    The new stylist is not doing her any favors. These clothes do nothing for her, sadly.

  30.  Tamburlaine
    0

    I think the second outfit actually demands a bigger slice of midriff – the top is so short, the fact that the skirt almost meets it makes her proportions look odd. The purple shoes are awful from the front and the back, but the dress is so strongly coloured that I’m not sure what would work well. Maybe it’s a case for the nude pump here?

    I actually really like her white outfit. So cute. I wish I could wear white and not have it get dirty immediately!

    • Annie E
      0

      There are better, more flattering photos of the second outfit around the internet. From some angles it looks pretty awesome.

  31. Ms. Chanandler Bong
    0

    I say add a suuuuuper thin belt to the first dress and better shoes. Love the makeup, and like that she’s growing her hair out finally!

  32. TaraMisu
    +1

    So close Anne, SO. CLOSE.

    This no accessories trend needs to die along with the sheer trend…. sheer first though.

  33. Sweetsinger
    +1

    dressed for an AT&T ad

  34. jenelope
    +1

    If the shoes in slide 4 were actually good, she would be wearing them, not carrying them. Shoes need to do more than look good for me to consider them good.

  35. Carrick
    0

    Do they drug them up and lead them around like tame giraffes at these things? That’s what the photos look like.

  36.  understateddiva
    0

    Satin shoes of a similar (but not quite matching) shade are the stylist’s version on wearing your backpack on one shoulder. A trend that makes NO SENSE

  37. Sally
    +1

    The shoes in the first are deeply offensive to me. I just CANNOT. Third picture screams Princess of Genovia! Lest we forget.