Fug or Fab: Mireille Enos/The Fugging


I’m so happy Mireille Enos gets to glam it up occasionally, to make up for all those bulky turtlenecks and functional trousers she wears on The Killing. Concurrently, I understand the yen to show a little leg. Really, I do.

And they are very lovely legs, but… is this just a touch too micro? When she sits down it will be Full Contact Ladybit with her chair, which doesn’t seem sanitary to me. Like, even an extra inch or two seems like it’d take this from “WHOA” to a more complimentary and less capsy, “Heyyyyy.” But I will give her those shoes, and the pattern is strangely compelling to me. AND she’s got this going for her:

LET MY CAMERON GO, Mireille. … No, don’t. I like you crazy kids together. I just wish he were in a Red Wings jersey and driving a wrecked Ferrari.

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Speaking of fast cars, Mireille’s co-star Kristin Lehman once starred on a short-lived FOX hour with Nathan Fillion called Drive, about people who… drove, and stuff, really fast, in some kind of competition that may or may not have been ending in death for the loser? I don’t know. Emma Stone was on it, too. But that’s not the point. I was just trying to come up with an incredibly random transition so I could show you what Kristin wore:

I… am still confused. Is that a cardigan or a harness? But one thing’s for sure: It sure is killing me. HA HA HA HA Oh my God I really just wrote that. Is it Friday yet? … No? ARE YOU SURE?

[Photos: Getty]

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Comments (38):

  1. Cristina

    I knew I was going to click through to a picture of Alan Ruck! Ha, ha. Most excellent.

  2. Sabina

    I like Mireille’s shoes!! I also like the dress but yes, it is too short. Kristin’s dress is terrible – I don’t like any of it, including the shoes. Ick.

    Cameron Fry is great, though.

    • Sabina

      I think Kristin’s dress would be better without the cardigan, and with shoes that don’t have an ankle strap (just really not working here). But I still don’t like the pattern – it reminds me of blue and yellow chickens.

  3. Alex

    Too micro? No… could use a pair of opaque tights? well… maybe. BUT.. I am actually posting this because I happen to live in the same building as Mireille (and “Cameron”) in Vancouver, while she’s been shooting The Missing… and she is soooo LOVELY! She is always smiling, warm and caring… and “Cameron” is just the same. For an 80′s ICON and modern well respected actress, they have nothing of the ‘airs’ that you would expect. Just a real, down to earth, approachable loving couple with adorable lovely kids. And so… I forgive any inch she could have used on that dress!

  4. TaraMisu

    Yeah a bit too short, but other than that I really like the whole look. And her arm candy is fab.

  5. val.

    I love the dress but yeah I think it needs another few inches, especially for a woman in her mid 30s.

    I also love the shoes, but– and maybe it’s my computer because the sun is kind of glaring on it a little– do they really go with this? The color doesn’t quite seem to match.

    • Geemeedee

      I agree — dress is about 2-3 inches too short (otherwise I really like it) and the shoes don’t match. They also do something weird to her feet.

  6. ceecee

    That black cardigan looks like those back brace things that people who do heavy lifting wear. Is she planning to help break down the set afterwards?

    • Alle Hall

      Is it really a sweater? It looks to me like the dress has one of those terrible elastic waistbands and that she has added a shrug.

      All in all, I am grateful that Kristin wore this look. I was trying to decide if I could get away with cut-outs around the shoulder. This isn’t a cut-out, but theeffect is the same. And my answer is: no.

  7. Anj

    Perhaps Kristen is attempting to correct her posture with a new line of pseudo-science cardi’s?

  8. Joyce

    “When Cameron was in Egypt’s land…let my Cameron goooo….” Beloved!

    • Christian

      LMAO my thoughts exactly. I do really like her dress but it needs a few more inches and different shoes. But I’ll give her a pass thanks to her arm candy. :)

  9. Danielle

    I’m a 24-year-old woman who still does that middle-school test of making sure the hem of my dress reaches my middle fingertip when my arms are at my sides.

    She’s failing.

    • Lindy

      Oooh, good point.

    • Kelly

      At 24 years old you are too young for the fingertip test! Of course, I am 29 and wouldn’t even consider following that test. Maybe I’m biased because I live abroad, and here there’s not the same idea at all that girls after 20 (or 30) have to be careful about being too sexy.

  10. witjunkie

    I have an irrational crush on long-sleeved minidresses so I think I am being more forgiving with the shortness because it does seem to cover her butt and then some…I think she’s just one of those chicks with a lot of leg. I think the whole look is very cute. In other words, if I’m the principal I’m not going on the intercom and issuing Dress Code Inspection in all classes after seeing her going down the hall. Even though I probably should.

    • Alle Hall

      I love the long-sleeved mini, as well. I prefer them, however, if they cling to the body. Which would be entirely too young for her. Which would be a good reason not to wear. (See; opening show of Mad Men; new Mrs. Draper’s solo number the party.)

      Perhaps she would make the current length work if the heels were a bit shorter? The shoes are great, bty. But might would be more attractive ie the dress had a smidge more orange.

  11. Amber

    I don’t know who these people are (except for Cameron, duh), but the first gal’s dress is too short. A couple more inches and she’d be golden.
    The 2nd is bad in every sense of the word. And it’s utterly confusing. Clothes should not be that confusing.

  12. gail

    So I never heard of this lady, so I looked her up and found that she is a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Somehow I think the church elders would not approve of Mareille wearing her shirt as a dress, and for once I’m in agreement with the Mormons. It’s not sexy, it’s just sad that she would believe that’s what has to happen for her to be beautiful. At least hookers are doing it to increase their business, what’s her excuse?

  13. becca

    I never feel old looking at Matthew Broderick all grown up, but…Cameron. Cameron has been forever young in my mind.
    Also, I come down firmly on the ‘too short’ side of things. It looks like a tunic.

  14. Kathryn

    wow she’s so pretty… i think she looks great!

  15. Maisie

    I dunno. Is it just me, or are Mireille’s legs more scary skinny than “very lovely”? In any regard, covering them up with a few extra inches of fabric would be infinitely more flattering–not to mention comfortable. Not to also mention that the merest hint of a breeze would send her into public-lewdness territory.

    • Trent

      It’s not just you. Mireille is — sorry — too old, and her legs too skinny, for that mini-dress. Not flattering at all. Kristin looks pleasant but terminally frumpy.

  16. vandalfan

    Far too short, and the bulkiness of the sleeves just makes the lack of length more noticeable. Also, she seems quite washed-out.

  17. Lori

    y’know, I always have wondered what happens when a woman sits down wearing a shorty short dress or skirt. I mean, is it buns on toast right there in the chair, or is there some secret I’m unaware of?

  18. Halo

    I love it and don’t care that it’s so short! She is super pretty.

  19. Sajorina

    Damn, now I miss “Drive”… I loved that show and hated it when it got cancelled!

  20. NYCGirl

    Agreed that all it needs is length. She looks so different than she does on the show…not just wardrobe-wise, but facially, too. (This is not an insult, as she’s pretty on the show and here. Just an observation.)

  21. Julie Chase

    She looks great but it needs another inch or three. “I won’t I won’t I won’t I won’t AAAAAAAARGGGHH!!!” Cameron will always be my favorite.

  22. Lynne

    She looks lovely but I agree a couple of inches would make me feel better about it. Cameron looks sharp but is that suit too big for him? The pants definitely need hemming. And not that it’s at all relevant but I want to get invited over for a dinner party at the Enos-Ruck home. I also feel like this dinner party would naturally include Ferris and SJP as well as Connie Britton who is, of course, still close friends with Ruck from their Spin City days. It’s possible I’ve made this all up in my head.

    • Chicklet

      I want to be at that dinner party, too, even if it exists just in your head. (I’m sorry if that sounds super-creepy.)

  23. Caroleena Stantonova

    This is yucky. y-u-c-k-y!

  24. maria

    I was looking at all the new DVF mini dresses for this year and they are all REALLY short and look more like shirts. Probably not even practical for teenagers. What is a girl (with good legs) in her early 40′s to do??

  25. Shiitake

    Too short, says Mother Shiitake.

    What is that boob wrangler Kristin is wearing?

  26. Pouncer

    EMMA STONE was on Drive?!?!?!!

    My mind is blown.

  27. Kate

    THANK YOU! You have vindicated the argument I often have with my friends regarding short skirts+tiny knickers=ladyparts on seats=icky. I call it something else, but I won’t get into that here. Everyone laughs at me, so I’m glad to finally have someone ELSE say it for a change.