SAG Awards Feh Carpet: Kaley Cuoco


This is not Kaley Cuoco’s fault, necessarily; I think she just has bad timing. First, at the People’s Choice Awards, she helped me realize that topknots and I are currently feuding. And now, at the SAGs, as the latest in a glut including Jaime King and Dianna Agron, she’s helped me realize I’m also putting a jihad on braided updos.

I just can’t. It looks like Rapunzel is trying to conceal her escape route.

As for the gown itself:

I’m feeling bathmat. I guess Rapunzel might find that handy, too. When she runs out of keratin rope she’ll need something to catch her fall.

[Photo: Getty]

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  1. theotherjennifer
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    I’m thinking frothy mint julep. Love the color, hate the braid.

  2. Chelsea
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    Not gonna lie, I love the braid. I love all braids. Ok, not all. But I’m pretty glad it’s a trend now, cause I can actually do it to my own hair. That’s a rarity. Haha. I also love the dress. I think she looks amazing!

    • Eliza Bennett
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      I like it all! especially for Kaley, who…maybe she stole her stylist’s boyfriend in the 8th grade or something, bc most of the time homegirl cannot get a good dress.

  3. TaraMisu
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    I love the dress too….. the braid is ok, I don’t hate it.

  4. Katherine
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    Normally I like braids, but this one? No. It’s so much lighter than the rest of her hair that the braid looks fake and/or in need of some serious hot oil.

    • LoriK
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      I noticed the same color problem and assumed that the braid was a bad fake. If it is her actual hair she needs some major deep conditioner and a new colorist.

      • Miranda
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        I had assumed it was fake, but now that I think of it, this might be an extreme episode of When Ombré Hair Trends Attack.

  5. steen
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    Meh on the hair, but love the grasshopper colored dress. I’m also hoping the Fug girls will give me a better picture of Gretchen Mol’s dress. I think I may love it the way I love things worn by Cate Blancett: fabulous, but not meant for mere mortals.

  6. Lina
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    Hmm. I’m sort of ambivalent on the braid, whereas I’m more distracted by how these frothy skirts are so two years ago. I seriously stopped and said, “But Zoe Saldana & six other people already wore this!” However, the pale mint color is nice. Also, it fits her beautifully. That’s a plus.

  7. marianna
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    I rarely disagree with your opinions, but I actually think this look is very sweet! I love the skirt. It looks like a frothy candy confection or maybe one of those fluffy pillows. Bathmat isn’t actually far off, but that minty green looks really great against her skin.

    Probably, if I could fit into this dress, I would wear it everywhere, just because.

  8. AliceBlue
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    The color and fit are great; if the skirt had matched the bodice, this would have been a winner.

  9. Amy
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    Isn’t this almost the same dress Penelope Cruz wore in pink to the oscars a few years ago?

    • Devon
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      It looks very similar to Penelope’s Atelier Versace from the 2007 Oscars. Penny’s was nicer.

  10. Bella
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    Love both the dress and the braided updo. So pretty and feminine.

  11. Sajorina
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    I stand by my first thought when I saw her… “She’s wearing a comforter!” I think the braid is obviously fake and unnecessary, the eye makeup is too Momsen-adjacent and the lack of bling on her ears & neck makes her look bottom-heavy! It’s not terrible, but I have to FEH her!

  12. Amanda
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    I really like her dress. The braid is just too fake looking. I would have been ok with it if it were her real hair.

  13. Gigi
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    New Rule: the styling and the color can’t BOTH be frou-frou. Something’s gotta give. Either keep the mint and give up the curly cues or make the foofy serious with a midnight blue or something.

    There are braids, and then there are braids. Hers is in the Don’t category.

  14. themis
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    Too much froth. I think I might have liked it dialed back down to a six, or four — not a ten on the poofy scale, it’s way too much.

  15. heironyms.
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    Aw, I think she looks totally cute, braid and all. I don’t usually like big, heavy-looking skirts like this, but, for some reason, I’m okay with this one.

  16. Lynne
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    I hate the bathmat nature of the skirt but I love the colour, shape and fit. Take note, other starlets! This is how a strapless should fit. Boobs not drooping. Dress in no danger of popping off.

    No more Heidi dos, please.

  17. molly
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    It’s not the dress (although I’m not crazy about it). I like the braid. It’s the damn eyeliner. Wash your face!

  18. valeria
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    Gee, I’m in (I guess) the minority who wasn’t so keen on the dress. . . I like the color — maybe as the paint color for my bathroom — but I think the dress would be much more appealing in a more vibrant shade or color.

  19. Claire L
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    I love her and it kills me how awful she almost always looks. However, this is the best she’s looked EVER.

  20. Robin
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    Yikes. I think I considered this dress in this color for prom in 1987. She’s so pretty, I wish someone would dress her better. At least the bodice fits beautifully.

  21. Jen
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    Didn’t SJP wear this to the Oscars a few years back in “barely mint”?

  22. Teleute
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    I don’t like the dress. I don’t like the hair. But somehow the two together make a big bundle of adorable. Also, her expression in the second picture gives the whole thing a very tongue-in-cheek feel that I really like.

  23. maryse
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    i just think the hair looks a little messy. like mine does in august when i put my hair up like that because i can’t stand it on my neck.

    other than that, i think she looks adorable. i don’t have a problem with the dress.

  24. Kathleen F.
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    I might not hate either the fluffy skirt or the fairytale braid on its own, but combine them and they are just WAY TOO TWEE. Shame, because the bodice is lovely.

    Nothing about this look is as bad as topknots, though, so there’s that.

  25. laziza
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    I actually don’t mind the whole look. My more pressing question is this: Does she look weirdly like Christina Applegate in the first picture?

    • JanetP
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      YES!

      And resounding NO to grown women wearing their hair like Heidi of the Alps.

  26. vandalfan
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    Love the color, hate the skirt, would have preferred straps and better makeup.

  27. lisas
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    In that last picture I get the distinct impression that SHE thinks she looks like a million bucks, and that’s my favourite accessory, ever.

  28. Charlotte
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    Swan Princess, mid transformation

  29. that girl
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    Love the color, not super keen on the braid.

    To add to the “… didn’t someone else already wear this?” list, isn’t this quite similar to Tina Fey’s Golden Globes dress, just in a different color?

  30. Kimberli
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    I love that dress. The color is stunning.

    But, yes, that braid needs to go. I don’t hate braids, but hers looks like the ones you can buy at Ulta with a piece of elastic that goes at the base of your head. Maybe it looked different at home and out of the sunlight?

  31. Beth
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    What can I say, I love light green, I love 3D floral details on skirts, and I think she’s adorable.

  32. Marie Whitten Douce
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    I usually really like braided updos, and I don’t HATE this one, but it really looks like she has a fake hair headband.

  33. Kyasarin
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    I like the dress now that I can see it’s not actually white. I was thinking it looked awfully bridal when I saw it in other pictures.

  34. Gaybriel
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    You can’t ‘put a jihad’ on something. You could declare a jihad, if you want to go with the misconception that it means ‘holy war’ – but it actually means spiritual struggle so that wouldn’t really work either.

  35. Tracy L
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    I too like this dress. Not a huge fan of the hair. And i wish she had some bling on her–big sparkly earrings or a glittering necklace.

  36. yeahandalso
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    People REALLY need to stop trying to be Penelope Cruz at the 2007 Oscars. YOU ARE NEVER GOING TO OUT-DO THAT DRESS

  37. Helen
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    There’s plenty of room for improvement still, but this is SO MUCH better than she’s been looking! I feel like she should get extra credit just for that.

  38. Caz
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    Ok so the texture of the dress reminds me of the Cookie Monster’s fur, and the matching clutch is a little too high school prom…
    But considering how “meh” Kaley normally looks, I think she looks fantastic here! The colour is lovely and she looks fresh and pretty!

  39. Girlin
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    This is a dress I would expect to see at a Debutante Ball or a sweet 16 and to think ‘how adorable that pretty girl is’…not really high fashion for an awards show….she has the figure, she has the face..she even has nice hair….someone..help this girl learn how to dress!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Annm
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    Hair maybe soft curls at her shoulders, but I like the dress. Color and all–and I usually hate strapless because they don’t fit or do weird things to the bust. This looks pretty.

  41. megan
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    the colour is nice and it fits nicely but its really not that great.. this girl needs a better stylist asap. I have never seen her in anything fantastic ever!!

  42. Cassie
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    Like the whole picture, hate the close up. There has to be something less limp to do with her hair that keeps the same whimsy as the braid-thing.

    I love that dress, though. It fits her well, and has enough fluff to be sort of girly and cute without being twee.

  43. cynic
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    Stick her on the back of the toilet and we’re done.

  44. Ben
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    FULL ON FUG. And the wild disparity in colour between her hair and russian-lady-hair-accessory needs to be addressed (just once, then never spoken of again).

  45. mochaleet
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    You mean a fatwa? A jihad is a spiritual struggle for…(insert cause here).

    i actually like the braids. No need for fatwas…

  46. Franziska
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    I think this dress drowns her. Maybe that’s why she needs the Rapunzel hair so that someone can pull her up again? I do like Kaley Cuoco though, I think she’s a very pretty girl, but I’d wish she’d dress less “romantic”

  47. Softwear
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    Love this, it suits her. The fit is spectacular. The lightness of the braid is a little distracting, but I’m feeling the braid trend in general.

  48. oohsparkley
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    I think she looks gorgeous. I like the hair braid, if it’s her own hair, if it’s a hairpiece, they should have gone for a bette match. I still like it. Personally I think the “Heidi” hair is a great updo -it’s more flattering to me than those super slicked back ballerina buns. I love the dress too, very pretty.

  49. Fiona
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    I mean, sure – if she were 16, and washed off the slutty eyeliner. But for a 26 year-old woman – no way. This so tacky.

  50. Emma
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    I love braided updos.

  51. Cat
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    This dress seems kind of “been there, done that” to me. I feel like we’ve seen this look before. Not to say she doesn’t look good, because she does– the dress is fitted well and she looks happy and the makeup is good. I’m just not in love with the dress.

  52. ali
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    mmmmmmmmmmm pistachio pudding.

  53. Mahastee
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    I think she looks great – I can’t remember seeing her look so good.

  54. anonymoose
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    She’s lovely but looks like she’s playing dress-up with tissue paper balls meant for a parade float. Truly NOT a good look for anyone over 2 years old. Hate the fake Heidi braid. She looks a deadringer for that nondescript Jennifer Lawrence chick here. Identity crisis?

  55. anonymoose
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    ps. she was awesome in the role of Stacy Peterson.

  56. Naz
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    I think this is the best I’ve ever seen her, actually. I call this a win.

  57. claire
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    I’m certain my grandmother had a doll wearing that dress to cover the spare toilet rolls

  58. Moa Aarenstrup
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    I love the colour on her, it suits her so well. The bodice is so lovely, the skirt is even lovelier and I actually like the braid. I think she looks amazing!

  59. Bambi Anne Dear
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    I thought it was Christina Applegate looking young(er).

  60. Lily1214
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    No, you’re wrong. She’s so young and so beautiful that she can wear this braid and look terrific.

  61. Lisa
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    Ok, I think the dress is adorable and pretty and fun. But the hair and especially the makeup kill the entire look.

    The dress brings to mind the adjectives “soft”, “fresh” and “young”, and I really do wish she’d had those words in mind when getting hair and makeup done. I would have had her hair pulled back in a messy bun pinned at the nape of her neck with some soft waves framing her face, and kept makeup essentially the same but without the hideously heavy eyeliner, just a good dose of mascara and maybe a little white eyeliner on the inner corners and bottom rims.

    Alas…

  62. Lisa
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    One caveat (I should probably learn the actual definition of that word before using it, but what the hell): I don’t hate the braid at all; in fact, I like the hair on its own, it just doesn’t work for the dress. Not sure what it WOULD work with…but still.

  63. Alaurable
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    Toilet roil cover barbie… my nana used to have them and while I loooved them, Kaley is better than that.

  64. Alena
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    Oh dear. I think I actually love this on her. She looks like a lovely Cinderella.

  65. Peachsiki
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    I love the colour, it saves this for me, don’t like the skirt at all and I think her hair is cute!

  66. Kara K
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    Girl needs to play Christina Applegate’s sister stat.