Fug or Fab: Michelle Williams


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I couldn’t get a shot of her smiling where you could also see the dress, but here’s all I know: girlfriend looks WAY happier since she took up with Jason Segel. I can’t get over how cute I think the two of them are together. Sad, fragile Michelle Williams — so touched by tragedy when her true love dies suddenly, leaving their child fatherless! — finds new love with giant goofy Muppeteer Jason Segel, who takes Matilda out on her bike and makes Michelle laugh again. YOU GUYS, IT’S LIKE A ROM-COM.  I do love a good rom-com.

BUT:

Okay, I actually like this too.  It’s like a happy flapper (happer? Flappy?) dress and sure the top looks like the tiled floor in my bathroom when I was a kid, but that was a happy flapper bathroom, so at least we’re all thematic.

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  1. Lisa
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    I voted no only because I didn’t like the fit on her. The armpit areas look uncomfortable to me. The dress is pretty though.

  2. val.
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    Those pink flowers on her chest make it look like she’s wearing pasties, and now that’s all I can see.

    I am not a fan.

    • amys
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      Yes! All I can see is nipple, nipple, bellybutton making a smiley face on her torso. Unfortunately, I can’t unsee them. Otherwise, I think she looks great (minus the smirky smirk).

      • Anita
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        That’s all I see, too. Well, that and the fact that she always poses the same way I did when I was seven — smirk included.

      • terri
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        yep. Two off-centered man-nipples and a rash. Just can’t get past that.

    • Jules
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      NIPPLES was also my first thought. Such an unfortunate placement.

    • Ann
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      Yes, that’s all I can see now…and it can’t have been an accident.

  3. strah
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    Layer upon layer of shower curtains, that’s all I see.

    That strip of pink across the hips just adds to the weirdness.

  4. Bella
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    I think this is adorable on her. A happy dress. But I still wish she would learn how to stand without looking so awkward.

    • Kendall
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      Agree. A bent arm or leg could do a lot for her presence on the red carpet.

  5. neiges
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    I voted no: it’s like she’s hair-skin-fabric color blind.
    Then again, she a sort of magician, those colors and body together disappear, fhsuishh, magic!

  6. Lina
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    Love the shape and most of the colors, but I hate the pattern. Anything that turns your nipples into eyes, your navel into a nose, and paints a big pearly grin across your ladybits is just too much for me. Yay for her being happy, though. I love there-is-life-after-tragedy stories that respect the tragedy but also respect choosing to make a good, happy future, too.

  7. lisas
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    I like the dress, but not on Michelle. Elle Fanning, yes.

  8. Stefanie
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    Once again…Twee.

    Part of what is throwing me off is the fact my bathroom is done in that exact same color palette.

    I’m happy that she and Jason are dating. I REALLY like Jason alot (not like creepy stalker) so Im glad they’re happy.

  9. Vanessa
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    Her dress has nipples and a belly button.

  10. Fawn
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    I just wish she would acknowledge the fact the she has a waist.

    • Emily
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      I think that’s my problem with this, too. I don’t hate it (other than the nipples and bellybutton, which I wish nobody had ever mentioned ever). But she is such a teeny little thing, and she always wears little sack dresses with no waist. A different fit would go a long way with this (as well as just re-placing the nipple flowers).

  11. Mair Mair
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    Easter egg.

  12. Eliza Bennett
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    I hate this so so so much. I have issues–I’d rather dress like Carine Roitfield or Rooney Mara any day, so anything close to twee gets a no–but even taking into account my irrational dislike of “cute,” this sets my hair on fire. PINK FLORAL PASTIES?! Without the floral panel and with a waist (for the love of God) I might be able to squint and say, “no, it’s just because I hate anything “cute”, this is probably fine.”
    But the floral panel is there and her waist is not. So a fail from me.

  13. Peg
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    Two nipple flowers and a navel flower. That’s all I can see. I can’t unsee it.

  14. andrea
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    I like the idea motivating this dress– it’s just the execution of it that is lacking. Of course, I’ve no idea whether it can be done well. I’m just saying that I get what it’s trying to do.

  15. CJ
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    This would be cute as, say, an Easter basket. But not as a dress. Also, I’m not crazy about the fit.

  16. Katharine
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    I’m not drawn to pastels and frou-frou and that sort of thing anyway, but this? This looks like a sampler of vintage bedding from an overpriced shabby-chic decorator shop.

  17. Gauthier
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    Actually, being someone who really, really loathes her style since she decided to go for full-on waxy nude make-up and sixties schoolmarm burkas, I like this iteration a lot. It’s fun to look at, it’s avant garde and it distracts from the GOD WHY MICHELLE WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO YOUR FACE HAIR AND BODY AFTER THAT MUSTARD OSCAR DRESS WHICH SHOULD HAVE BEEN YOUR DEFINING STYLE AND YOU LOOK SO SMUG AND SAD NOW HOLY CANOLI WHY AND YOUR HAIR LOOKS SO HARSH AND MY SOUL AUGH. So yeah.

    • Julie
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      Ha ha, this is kind of exactly how I feel. I used to like her so much…

      • Softwear
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        Yeah! The mustard dress was hot. She looked liked she’d embraced being a woman. Now her hair just gets worse and worse. And this gives her the shape of a 6 year old, which is fine if you are a 6 year old.

  18. Megan
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    I can’t unsee the pasties now – THANKS A LOT – but I still think it’s much better on her now than it would have been during her press for her MM movie last winter. I think it’s because here, it doesn’t look like she’s trying to channel Marilyn Monroe.

  19. erin
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    The same unflattering shaped dress. Again. I wish she would realize that a v-neck, even a shallow one, would do wonders for her.

  20. Kate
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    I would love this if the bottom was jsut a skirt and the top was a cute tucked in (solid – maybe white or pastel) blouse. But I just love her. I don’t get smug from her at all, just a slight malaise.

  21. Emmaleigh
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    I cannot stand flowers or circles you in the breast area! If there is a pattern, people please, for the love of fashion, make sure the flowers aren’t making your boobs lopsided or highlighting them in a bad way!

  22. cruzilla
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    This is an adorable dress for a child, not a grown woman and mother.

  23. melanie
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    Super cute, though I do agree the placement of the more dominant flowers on the torso is kind of awkward.

  24. fritanga
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    I was hoping new love would re-energize her look, but unfortunately it’s the same old, same old: a schlubby, ill-fitting, stumpifying neo-flapper/waif dress. Two of those twee delicate flowers on her chest are very unfortunately placed. The horizontal pieces of fabric are the main culprits – pretty in theory, schlubifying in actuality. It’s a terrible dress for her body: narrows her shoulders, makes her boobs look they’re hanging in the vicinity of her lower ribcage, eliminates any suggestion of a waist, makes her look thick, is too long so chops off her legs, etc. Really terrible. I guess she’ll never get a proper stylist, will she?

  25. Gigi
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    Why does she always have to stand as if she were a pin up doll?

  26. TonyG
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    The dress is a little on the “too precious” side for me, though I love the pink on the upper thighs.

  27. Shiitake
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    Still riding the Twee-train.

  28. LadyB
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    I think I’d like the dress more if it had one less tier and a less unfortunate floral pattern on the top.

  29. junior
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    If the fabric used in the last tier covered the whole dress, this would be very chic and glitzy. As it is, it is neither of those things. Also, when anyone can describe your outfit as having “tiers,” change outfits.

  30. Hel
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    Wow! 50/50!

  31. Brooke
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    Michelle, you are a lovely, confident (based on interviews, etc.), accomplished actress. For the loveofallthingssacred, drop the impish, I-am-uncomfortable-with-all-this-attention, intentionally boxifying, twee dresses, embarrassed half-smile, and awkward arms. After the unfortunate death of Heath, we all accepted this phase. Time has passed. Own your body, be proud of your success, and act your age. No one is buying this act any longer and it is getting annoying.

  32. Sophie
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    I would love it… if it were on Matilda.

  33. Tara
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    Have people forgotten that when her “true love” died they’d actually been broken up for a while?

    • Edith
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      They broke up because of his addiction, which only compounds the pain she went through, and certainly doesn’t suggest she didn’t care for him / wasn’t affected deeply by his death. Honestly, though, I think part of why I love her so much is that she has kept her feelings private, and hasn’t paraded around on the Oh-Poor-Tragic-Me train – which makes me respect her real pain all the more.

      Is there anyone who doesn’t want her with Jason Segal? They are ridiculously cute together. He’s a MAAAAAAN, a Muppet-of-a-Man! And they make each other all glowy. Here’s hoping they end up making a gloriously functional family together.

      The dress? Give it to Matilda, she can pretend it’s a long dress and swan around in it. Make sure she has a nice tiara (something with roses, I think) to complement it….

      • Shannon
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        Really, Edith?! I mean, REALLY?! Michelle has been having the world’s longest pity party for herself, outside of Yoko Ono! She has discussed Heath at length in multiple interviews, yet coyly rarely mentions him by name so she can pretend she’s not. I hate it when people talk about her “great love tragically dying.” She and Ledger had been broken up for ages when he OD’d. I’d say the “tragedy” is Matilda’s, not Michelle’s.

        That being said, I don’t mind the cut of the dress, but the material(s) (all 12 of them!) are horrible. Just, no.

      • Tara
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        THANK YOU! All that “I keep my hair short in memory of the only straight man who ever liked short hair” is NOT keeping it private!

  34. Sandra
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    Ick, this thing has no shape at all. She looks wrapped in several rolls of violently-clashing wall-paper. She and Jason are adorable together and I’m a total sucker for daddy-and-kids-having-fun-together. Of course I know JS isn’t her biological dad; I wasn’t born on the sun. But I’m happy Matilda has a dad-figure, and one who seems like a real good guy.

  35. AM
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    I don’t know. I’m one who pretty much has liked what I’ve seen her in, and this is no exception. If she was 60 years old, I’m not sure I’d love, but I think it’s cute on her.

  36. vandalfan
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    Does she hate her waist? She actively seeks out dresses that hang like pillow cases. The zoom in shows that the fabric is like that cheap silk you see on faux Japanese scroll wall hangings. If the plain beige swath between the yellow swaths was removed, it might be a more flattering length and interesting fit.

  37. Gal
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    Why hasn’t she learned how to pose? Where are her friends? Where’s her stylist?

  38. jerkygirl
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    This woman really can do no right with me, and NIPPLE FLOWERS SERIOUSLY I’m pretty sure that wasn’t on purpose (on her part, anyway) but this mod ’60′s thing is getting as old and stale as when Sarah Jessica Parker wore NOTHING but ’50′s-style corset dresses to every @#$%^&*!!! thing she attended and I get that when you find something you like and works for you you just wanna go with it but it really becomes a snoozefest after the 27, 893rd time you wear a different colored version of the same old thing and now she has rendered me punctuation-free and this sentence is a run-on but I do hope she’s happy with that guy from How I Met Your Mother because even though I find her wardrobe and hair and nearly everything she’s ever said in any interview that I know about really DULL AND BORING AND ANNOYING I really don’t hate her and certainly don’t wish her ill except that I wish this horrible dress would catch fire (AFTER she takes it off of course) and burn so thoroughly that we can’t even remember it.

  39. elle24
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    I’m very happy for her and Jason S, but I do wish she’d stop dressing like a cupcake. In the thumbnail she looks like she’s been iced in lemon frosting.

  40. BoatGirl
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    I love this dress, even though it looks like an Easter egg. But in a good way.

  41. Bottle Ginger
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    Does she deliberately try to pick the most unflattering dresses? Because this could hardly be unkinder.

    The colors make her look pasty, the horizontal stripes and length make her look short and chunky, and the cut of the bodice makes her look utterly flat. (AND with nipples askew!) The overall effect is frumpy, childish, and pale. She must be a truly great actress, if she can go from this to Marilyn Monroe’s charisma.

  42. ceecee
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    Michelle, honey, please leave the ’20s and come join the rest of us in 2012. It’s not so bad here- we have cell phones and cable TV and we don’t have to make our own gin in the bathtub.

  43. Chrissy
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    I really don’t like this, and here’s why: the first thing I saw were the three pink flowers on the top part. It looks like two are on her nipples and one is on her belly button. Like a face made of three dots. And I just can’t see past that.

  44. What what
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    I happened to see a photo of her actually walking in this (I think on Daily Mail?), and it was much cuter. The twee pose is not doing her justice!

  45. holly c
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    What everyone else said about 2 nipples and a belly button. Honestly, those 3 flowers ruin a perfectly good dress.

  46. eee
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    At first I was maybe-okay with this until I saw the yellow. Yick. Then I read the comments and I, too, can see nothing but pasties. BAD. BAD. BAD.

    That said, it’s nice to see her smiling where it doesn’t look as if it hurts her. Yay for happy Michelle!

  47. ringthing
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    It’s like a wallpaper sample book but less flattering.

  48. anny
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    Yep, she’s at it again.

    My mom used to say “if you keep making that face it’ll freeze that way”. I think she got stuck on the Tweeville Trolley and can’t get off.

    So, so, tired of it.

  49. Elle
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    OK Fug Girls now you’re just being hostile.Cut it out. Cute? WTF!!!!!

  50. Miriam
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    She smokes? Pic number 3 on the Us Wkly site- that is a cigarette, right? Doesn’t seem to jive with her sweet motherly self. Plus, hate the dress.

    • Edith
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      Cut the girl a break. A lot of perfectly loving mothers still smoke. She’ll quit when she’s ready; we all do.

  51. Girlin
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    I think this dress would be nicer if it had a different neckline. Why does MW insist on the t-shirt neckline? Her boobs look squashed. On the good side I like the length and the shoes and…as you say..she looks happy!

  52. Andrew S.
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    It’s one ugly dress made up of several ugly dresses and it makes her look like she is showing everyone big, pink nipples. NO DEAL

  53. Kiti
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    I have to go with NOT. The fit is unflattering and those layers of multi-textured fabrics (channeling Easter eggs, shower curtains, wallpaper, what-have-you, as noted by many commenters above) make a dress that is far too busy for such a pallid wee lady. Paillettes? Yellow fungus?! Silver ruffles?! Really?! All at the same time? REALLY?!?!

  54. freena
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    I don’t know what it is, but Michelle Williams makes me feel sad.

  55. Mahastee
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    I don’t mind the dress, but there is ILLUSION NETTING OVER HER TOES!

  56. Rowynn
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    Well, it’s not un-hygienically short, it isn’t transparent, it doesn’t have leg curtains or cut-outs, and doesn’t expose 75% of her boobs- even given all that, it’s still one of the crappiest dresses I have ever seen.

  57. understateddiva
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    Wake me up when she doesn’t look like a doll made by my grandma to hide her spare toilet paper roll.

  58. Sa
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    I think the dress is cute, but looks weird on Michelle. I think you need someone with slightly broader shoulders and a longer neck to carry off this look.

  59. NYCGirl
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    Like the top, dislike the skirt. The big silver stripe is too harsh with the pink and yellow, and the “sunny sky” stripe doesn’t seem to go with the rest of the dress.

  60. Kayla
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    I’m going to go against the grain here, and I make no apologies for it. I love Michelle. I love that she does her own thing, I love the short hair (*cough* biased, due to my own pixie cut), and I think she could teach a thing or two to so many of these young girls (I’m looking at you, Momsen/Cyrus/Stewart/et cetera) about looking beautiful and put together without being slutty. She is gorgeous, and talented, and I also love that she rocks being pale (also biased). She is everything that girls should be looking up to, rather than these awful, awful trashy girls.

    Do I sound like a crazy stalker yet? I’m not, I swear.

  61. Softwear
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    But your pixie cut is probably nice. Hers has just gotten shorter and shorter and worse and worse over the years. A great pixie cut is adorable. But her hair is not.

    • Katharine
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      I actually love her short hair too, and I think it really suits her tiny little face. My main beef with her hair is the unnatural, pastifying, lemon-yellow colour she’s been sporting for the last little while; like MOST (ahem!) Hollywood actresses, she really looks better — really, honestly, truly — with a darker shade that’s closer to her (presumably) natural one.

  62. Heather
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    LOVE her lipstick… LOVE

  63. gryt
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    I voted no because I don’t like her hair; I can’t see past it.

  64. Sarah
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    She’d be cuter if she didn’t smoke.

  65. yeahandalso
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    Seriously, how is she not playing Daisy instead of her low-rent-Brittish version