I just love Julianna Margulies on The Good Wife. Actually, I really like that show. It’s full of smart women who are interested in their jobs, which I always enjoy. Also, because I’m not made of stone: Josh Charles. And, while we’re being shallow, La Margulies looks FABULOUS on it. However, without her hair, makeup and costuming gurus:
[All photos: Splash News]
I mean, not TERRIBLE or whatever, but a bit bland, with a splash of dowdy, am I right?
Of course, when I say “here,” I mean, “in this photo, from this angle.” Because like so many things — Top Chef challenges, any episode of Murder, She Wrote, Marilyn Manson — this outfit is not what it might first seem.
My friend Marissa and I have had the same discussion several times over the last few months, and it is this: Is it possible to wear over-the-knee boots without looking like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman?
She says yes; I am more doubtful. Let’s use Audrina here as a handy visual aid to illustrate both sides of that argument. From the front, to my way of thinking, she does not look as though she’s practicing the world’s oldest profession. She might be considering it, sure, but she hasn’t pulled that trigger. And who hasn’t been there, am I right, ladies? Ladies? Hey, you guys? Fine. But you hear me: it’s saucy, but not SAUCY. It’s sexy, but not SEX-Y. It’s SEXY, but not… full-on PROSTITUTION-Y.
I changed my mind way too many times about this dress: On Sunday it was one of our red-carpet favorites, but by that night, when I had to write it up for NYMag.com, I decided I didn’t care for it; then while downloading the pictures for GFY, I thought, “Maybe I was too harsh… ” but I think now I might’ve talked myself into not liking it again.
Part of the issue is, I think, the fact that on TV we never got a great shot of the front of her dress. And in photos, it is revealed to be totally boring. A few seams — one of which seems to create a divot near her hip that’s big enough to hold a lip gloss, or perhaps some dip if she has carrots in her purse — and an asymmetrical hem are barely a design choice. Most dresses with a front this dull make up for it with Major Drama in the back, though, so let’s peek: Read More
So, I just lost the entire post I was writing about Rachel Nichols’ dress. And it infuriated me, but it’s also probably for the best, as I had gone off on some tangent about her facial expression, and John Black‘s similar one, and that time he had to rescue Marlena because The Evil Stefano DiMera held her hostage in some random dungeon underneath the streets of Paris, and how he almost got himself guillotined for his trouble. And that really doesn’t have much to do with Rachel’s actual outfit, except that Stefano once fathered a love child with a woman who then spent 30 years skulking around in a white dress.
Maybe that counts.
Rachel does not look like she wants to spend 30 years skulking around in this dress. It looks kind of tight and uncomfortable, like maybe it doesn’t quite have room in it for all her ribs, and we’re getting a little, er, specific on the contours of her boobs there — kind of like when a gymnast finally starts busting out of her leotard.