Fug or Fab: Dianna Agron


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While the other Glee folks were at the FOX TCAs party, Dianna was a children’s film festival in Italy getting an award for… something.

The red lip is perfect with it, and the pattern is lively and fun, especially for a kids’-themed fest, but for me it falls apart on her feet. It’s not that I think she needed to be in 5-inch platform stilettos, but I think a heel would’ve been way more flattering, especially given the occasion.  However, full disclosure, I’m going to need your help here because my bias is creeping in: I can’t tell whether my inability to deal with those shoes is solely due to my personal dislike for thong sandals of any stripe, or whether they really are the clunky, thud ending to the story. I’m trying to be objective and it’s not working, like attempting to watch an episode of Dynasty with an actual critical eye and then realizing after forty-two minutes that I was basically laughing and clapping the whole time. It’s too hard.

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  1. Lynne
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    I also have a bias. Anything remotely flip flopish looks like beachwear to me. Having said that, I think this would be perfect if she were meeting friends for lunch or something. For an appearance at a film festival, I think these are too casual.

    Cute dress though!

    • Jolene
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      I totally agree with Lynne. I think the sandals are great, but not for this event. Love the dress!

  2. PegMN
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    Darling dress and cutie comfy shoes. LOVE IT

  3. Bella
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    Bonus: her feet probably don’t hurt! She looks great.

  4. DanerKebab
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    I like the shoes independently of this outfit, but not with it. They are too delicate for such a bold, chunky pattern – I’m not suggesting she needs aggressively chunky shoes, just something that could hold its own with the dress.

  5. valueofaloonie
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    You’re 100% right, Heather. Those shoes are just…so, so ugly. They’re really not right with that length of dress. I think the combo makes her look sort of stumpy, which we know she’s not.

  6. Sue
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    I’m going with “they’re fine with it.” Flats would have been super cute, as would the right heel, but I’m not mad at this. It’s hot. She’s ladylike and comfortable. Overall win.

  7. Susan
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    I like thong sandals but with that dress they seem either too matchy or too casual. I can’t decide which.

  8. Lynn
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    And I thought I was the only one who dislikes thong sandals. I propose a club… :)

    • Mary
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      I’ll join the club! The thongs do nothing for the dress. Actually I thought the dress was cute but really did nothing for her shape.

    • Julie
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      I’m with you, too. I can’t stand that thing between my toes. Super uncomfortable. (But it’s mostly because they look really bad on me. Damn you long toes!)

  9. KelseyA
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    I actually think those shoes/any flats would have been okay if the dress was a twitch shorter. My problem is the stumpification that seems to be happening on the incredibly NON-stumpy Dianna.

    • val.
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      Totally agree with this. The dress is the wrong length for flats. If this were above-the-knee, I’d be all for it. As it is , it’s not a terribly flattering look for someone who could look great all the time!

    • Claire L1
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      I was JUST going to get on here and type the same thing. Shoes totally ok if we could see her knees.
      I think she looks incredibly cute and fresh and comfortable…. if I were out and about and saw her, I’d totally tell her how great the dress is in hopes of her telling me where she got it.

    • S
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      You read my mind. And then posted it.

  10. hillary l.
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    That’s a lot of print. Looking anywhere but the dress takes effort. A belt might have helped, but it’s wearing the hell out of her.

    Nice lipstick, though.

    • Lion
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      Good eye make-up too! And I love that the colour on her fingers is different than on her toes.

  11. SharonCville
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    Personally I love thong sandals, and I think these are both cute and appropriate for such a midsummer event. Why the sandal hate?

  12. pinkcheese
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    I vote that the shoes work because they’re thongs, but they’re slightly fancier than usual thongs. The pattern on the dress on the other hand, I just can’t get behind. It looks like the cheap, scratchy “Southwest” inspired textiles that were all the rage in 1989. Swap out the goldenrod for turqouise, and it’d be right on the dusty, dry, sunburned nose.

  13. prttynpnk
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    I also abstain from toe segregation.

  14. lavonspants
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    One word: Cankles.

    Which, of course, La Agron does not have. Any footwear implying that she does? Is by definition evil. BAD shoes!

    • Tracy L
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      I so agree with you. Her calves look chunky, which I am sure they are not. I think the dress is super cute and fun for the summer, but something about the shoes is off. Maybe even a low wedge, or strappy sandle would be better just to elongate the leg/foot a little.

  15. Leah
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    I am the world’s number one proponent for high heels, but this looks totally cute. It’s Italy in July!

    • Ineka
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      I agree – this outfit is perfect for the occasion, very ’50′s, very ‘Roman Holiday’ – there’s even a scene in the movie where Audrey Hepburn stops to buy a pair of leather thong sandals at a market stall to wear with a skirt similar to this in style and length. Heels are not the be-all and end-all, especially at a event focussing on kids.

      • Sajorina
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        I’ve been to Italy during summer and this outfit really is appropriate for the occasion!

        • Lilbet
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          Agree completely! This is such a lovely, chic summer outfit for Italy when it’s hot, sitting at a cafe, riding your Vespa, slipping a cardie over your shoulders for an evening stroll before dinner in a little trattoria. Sigh.

  16. Shannon
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    Hmm, I don’t really mind the shoes. In fact, I think they mostly work for this look and the season. However, while I like the colors of the dress, I tend to think that perhaps she needs a belt (or something)? Perhaps it is simply me (or the pattern?), but I think this dress is making D. Agron look a bit thick waisted, when she is anything but.

  17. R
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    I hate this dress- it is fugly. It is something my mum would wear and she is in her fifties not early 20′s like Agron. The cap sleeves are unflattering, the neckline is too high and the skirt is too long and the pattern is disgusting. The sandals are fine though as far as I’m concerned.

  18. Nope
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    The shoes paired with the proportions of the dress just make her look really squat. A pair of cute strappy sandals would have done a lot to lengthen her body and give he legs better shape. Also, cankles? Has she gained weight or something?

  19. kitok
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    The issue for me is the actual fit of the dress, in other pictures it looked waaaay more unflattering.
    As for the shoes, I AM biased because I wear flip-flopish sandals all the time (I live in a tropical country and I’m somehow considered TALL here) and I am tired of people thinking flip flops and sandals are nasty… THEY’RE FLIP FLOPS AND SANDALS people IN SUMMER in the heat… in my 8+ years of wearing said style of shoes I have never gotten any type of fungus or anything on my feet. Right now I’m dealing with a difficult case of ringworm … but that’s my cat’s fault. So yeah. Team FUCKING FLIP FLOPS AND SANDALS. :) (sorry if that sounded ranty it wasn’t supposed to)

    • LibraryChick
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      I think Ms. Agron could have picked something that wasn’t so “on the nose” for her outfit. Oh, and kitok, I am Team Sandals. Flip-flops don’t look good on me, but they look nice on other people so it doesn’t bother me. My cousins in the Philippines all have healthier looking feet than I do. I’m convinced it’s because their toes are allowed to spread out, whereas I work in a setting where I have to wear closed-toe shoes (orders from the boss). Even when I just come home for lunch I take my shoes off to let me poor feet breathe!

  20. Kat
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    Heels might have been a tiny bit more flattering, sure. But kitten heels are out, as they would’ve dated the look – so we’re talking heels three inches or higher. And I don’t think a gal should ever feel she HAS to get into heels three inches or higher – at least during the day – because heels three inches or higher cause BURNING PAIN when you’ve stood in them for 45 minutes or more. Am I the only person who is prepared to say this out loud? I am SURE I am not the only person for whom this is true…

  21. Katherine
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    I actually love the shoes with the dress, and they look comfortable, to boot. Erm, so to speak.

  22. Lisa
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    I’m pretty sure her legs/feet are swollen (maybe from the flight – this happens to me on some long-distance jags if I forget my compression socks). This may explain the choice of footwear. Just saying. :)

    • LibraryChick
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      This is also an excellent point. The first time I ever flew to Japan I went to the bathroom four times. I had my shoes off when I was in my seat. Every time I put my shoes back on for a trip to the restroom, they had swollen more. That said, I think she could have picked a mild wedge sandal with an adjustable strap or something. The wedges I wore on my last flight home were ridiculously comfortable and still gave me a little height boost.

  23. jen
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    cankle alert

  24. Guerra
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    Dress is ugly! Sandles are cute I wear them every day in my climate!!

    She should of gone with wedges (cankles)

  25. MrsMehitabel
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    Speaking as a two-year-old’s personal sherpa (flats and more flats, people), I can state with confidence: you can look good in either a knee-length hem OR flats. I think the length is really the biggest problem here. Longish hem + highish, perhaps gathered neckline + cap sleeves= too much dress. If it were shorter, (or) with a bit less bodice, I think she could possibly wear flats. As it is, she really needs heels to avoid stumpiness.

  26. Sajorina
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    I like the dress & I think the sandals are cute, but since the dress hem is under the knee, maybe a taller shoe (open toed high heeled sandals or wedges) would’ve been better! I like the simplicity of the hair, makeup and jewelry! Plus, I appreciate that she took the sunglasses off for the pictures, but couldn’t someone else have hold on to them? I’ll give her a FAB!

  27. Kara K
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    That’s a lot of patterns – with the dress and the sandals. My problem is that this looks basically like what I would wear on holiday (beach / warm city holiday). It’s relaxed and casual, with more patterns than I’d be comfortable with in my regular life.

    But it looks too casual for someone like Agron. Maybe if the dress was shorter and she wore black or red shoes?

  28. Liz
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    I’m actually not a fan of the dress. The crewneck + the length + the chunky pattern are making her look really stumpy.

  29. Helen
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    I like the simple sandal but hate the dress. That is doing nothing for this beautiful girl.

  30. vandalfan
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    The cute, casual flip-flop style sandals work perfectly with this dress. Higher heels would have made it seem too dressy, which with that fun pattern it is not.

    “Two year old’s personal sherpa” for the win, MrsMehitabel!

  31. gryt
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    I think that dress needs a more substantial shoe. Needs it.

  32. crystal
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    I love the dress and I’m fine with the sandals, but not together. I swear I heard a sad trombone play when I scrolled down to them.

  33. Rubee
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    I personally have nothing against flip-flops and I do think she should have either picked a less cheap-looking shoe model to go with that particular dress, or gone for a more casual makeup job. I think it is a nice change to see her in a relaxed outfit as opposed to her usual and repetitive American sweetheart’s look . And I love how the dress’pattern looks as if drawn onto the picture itself!