Fug or Fab: Lucy Hale


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I was about to write, “this dress REALLY makes Lucy Hale look short,” and then I realized that Lucy Hale IS really short:

Not, as they say, that there’s anything wrong with that. I MYSELF am short and yet I swam about my home in a maxi-dress I got at Target, watching copious daytime television like the lady of the manor.  But this whole thing leaves me cold.

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  1. Jill
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    The wonky harness neckline is so distracting to me that I can’t even think about the rest of it. Well, other than, where are her feet?

  2. vandalfan
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    It’s spoiled by the wonky harness, and the fact that it is a rather summery look for the sixth of March.

  3. Katharine
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    This is almost a totally cute for me, and I actually love the wonky harness neckline. It’s emphasising her shortness and breadth of shoulder, but as a fellow short person with wide shoulders, I in fact ENJOY that effect.

    The two things I would change are: first, shorten it to a proper length above the floor, sheesh, and second, reduce the gather/flare in the skirt. I think if this had just a little bit less skirt fullness, more of a sweeping A-line, and wasn’t dragging on the carpet, it would be truly totally cute.

    • liz_bee
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      Agreed on all accounts. And I also want to take this opportunity to jump on the “OMG PLEASE STAND UP STRAIGHT” bandwagon. Her smile is really helpful though.

  4. Shelly
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    Better posture might go a long way for this look. Then again, maybe not.

    • Chandra Prater
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      Agreed. The girl needs to stand up straight. Then it’d be great.

  5. TaraMisu
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    I like the neckline too…. it’s different but not in a wtf kind of way. The dress is entirely too long! As a person of little height, I would love to swan around in a maxi. Sad to say I can’t pull it off and neither can she. Shorten it to just above the knees and we’re good to go.

    • G
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      The neckline is my favorite part of this dress. It’s unusual but attractive. A billion times more attractive than the “Hey, everybody! Look at my sternum! ALL of it!” style that’s so common now.

  6. Pouncer
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    I’m a lady of above-average height (5′ 8 — not model-tall, but still fairly lofty) and I have never found a maxi-dress that doesn’t make me look hideous. I stare into the dressing room mirror and think, “I look like I’m down in a barrel.” Maybe Ms. Hale needed a talking mirror to tell her, “No. Not this dress.”?

  7. mary lou bethune
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    She is beautiful and looks happy and healthy! Keep it up- and check out what Zooey wears,

  8. yeahandalso
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    she is short (and absolutely gorgeous) in person, I’ve seen her on set and out in the wild shopping on Roberson. But she isn’t 3 feet tall like this makes her look.

  9. Sandra
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    The neck-harness is weird. Pick one set of straps or the other. This thing certainly doesn’t weigh enough to need both. It DOES look like wet newsprint and it IS about a mile too long. Back to the dressing room, m’dear.

  10. Evalyn
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    Being of the short persuasion myself, I must note there is a difference between BEING short and LOOKING short. This dress makes her LOOK short. The hair looks like she just rose from her deathbed. Too bad, she’s really cute.

  11. Mongerel
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    What’s wrong with it? Easy, it’s the high-waistedness. Combined with bad posture, it makes everything from the third rib up look like a tough cut of mutton.

  12. Squirrel!
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    “…and yet I swam about my home in a maxi-dress…”

    I know you meant “swan,” Jessica, but I’m enjoying the typo. A Freudian slip, perhaps? :-)

  13. Shiitake
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    What is the fixation with extraneous straps on dresses?

  14. Mikki
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    The top looks like a sports bra with extra straps for added support! Even the pattern is vaguely like something I’ve seen at LuLuLemon!

  15. Sajorina
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    Actually, I think this is pretty cute! The length is the only thing that bothers me… I wish it was like 4″ above the knee! That & black high heels would get rid of the bulkiness of the skirt and the stumpifying effect! She’s just so adorable that I can’t fug her!

  16. Mo
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    can’t get past the fact that she SLOUCHES….makes me insane.