Well Played, Shailene Woodley


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It’s possible that I like this because I wore this exact pattern to my 7th grade formal:

It’s also possible that I like it because she actually looks totally adorable in it.

[Photo: Getty]

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  1. Lynne
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    I am officially over the granny’s couch hideous floral patterned fabric trend. This dress could be quite lovely but I can’t see anything past the giant ugly roses.

  2. PeggyO
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    I had the same dress too. While this one is veering close to the overdone, it’s still pretty classic, and well done here.

  3. vandalfan
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    I love this, but would add maybe bigger earrings?

  4. SaraK
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    She does look great, and it’s refreshing to see a 20 year old styled to look young and fresh-scrubbed (p.s. happy birthday, Shailene). But do they really have to bring back everyone’s 1980′s middle-school party dress to do it? All I’m asking for is a slightly different fabric pattern, the rest can stay just as it is.

  5. M
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    I think it looks quite cute and since the film is set in Hawaii… the flowers and vintage-y vibe are working for me.

  6. Chasmosaur
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    You like it because it’s pretty much Dior’s New Look.

    http://darhling.blogspot.com/2009/11/book-new-look-dior-revolution.html

  7. val.
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    It’s like a costume for Sandy in Grease.

  8. Anne B
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    It’s something Goth Betty Draper would wear on Easter.

    Which is to say, I LOVE IT. <3

  9. TaraMisu
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    Surprisingly…. I like this. There is a whiff of grandma’s couch but she is making it work.

  10. Sandra
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    Yeah, well, we wore those sorts of patterns in college in the ’80′s too, so you can’t blame EVERYTHING on middle school. What I want to know is why everything is strapless these days. Especially “strapless and not quite high enough”

  11. Eliza Bennett
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    The pattern is so gross for me I don’t even care that she looks really pretty and the fit is perfect. I just see hunormigantical blue roses and poofiness and think, “nooooooooooooooo!” Change the color on the flowers and take down the inflatable-skirt factor and iId probably be on board, though.

  12. Geemee
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    I was inclined to hate it, because we had a couch in the ’80s with a similar pattern, but the more I look at it, the more I like it. I think it’s because it fits so well. I do agree that her earrings need more POW. Brighter lippy, too.

  13. Lina
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    The cut of the dress is so very 1956, but the fabric is all 1989. Interesting mix. I’m not fond of the present trend to 80s prints, but I wouldn’t mind the juxtaposition at all if the print were something I found more appealing.

  14. Gigi
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    Wow, I would have killed for this dress in middle school. It’s like a sexier Laura Ashley sofa print strapless with crinoline for a skirt poof. She’s very cute and this dress fits her perfectly. It’s better than the dress Intern George pulled out of his magic makeover closet for The Kieb.

  15. Blanche
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    Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    Clunk, clunk, clunk
    Pssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Clonk.
    Silence.
    That was my sympathizatrix capacitator that you broke, Jessica. Now I have to go into the shop. Enjoy your Friday.

  16. Amber
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    I’m just not feeling it. I just can’t, not with that pattern. Also, it appears that the top doesn’t quite fit right, but that may very well be my eyes playing tricks on me because I find the dress so hideous.

    • ChristopherD
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      It’s the rose part on her boob that is doing weird things, oh yeah and IT’S STRAPLESS, please ladies, just no!

  17. Jane
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    I just love that everyone’s second favorite teen mother (after Bella Swan, bien sur, the ultimate knocked-up virgin) is now so good in her new George Clooney-starring movie that she’s getting Oscar buzz. Way to go, Amy Juergens.

  18. valueofaloonie
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    I’m really, really not feeling it. I think it both gives her droopy boobs *and* makes her look stumpy.

  19. Amy
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    I really like it – it looks like a dress that’s fun to wear.

  20. Miranda
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    I love that it’s completely a classic 50s silhouette, but they kept the styling very clean and modern. It’s retro instead of costume.

  21. Kyasarin
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    Yeah, sorry, it reminds me too much of the worst bridesmaid dress my big sister ever had to wear. And she’s worn a lot of ‘em. There are ways to look pretty and young that don’t involve upholstry.

  22. STK
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    Bringing back the crinoline! This 80s girl has never fully recovered from Jessica McClintock, so I love this despite hating myself for it.

  23. Lily1214
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    I like this beautiful dress and she can wear it, it isn’t wearing her.

  24. Sajorina
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    I really LOVE this! She looks BEAUTIFUL & it’s age appropriate! I wish she was wearing some type of jewelry, but it’s still FAB!

  25. jean
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    I will agree that she’s wearing the dress and not the other way around. The cut seems a bit old for her however. Not fun enough for a young person. But her hair looks great and her smile is lovely and she’s pulled together, so overall it’s a win for the younger generation (think about what Miley Cyrus would have worn …yeah).

  26. Bob Stanley
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    She looks like she’s been upholstered with leftover West Palm Beach-umbrella material.

  27. NYCGirl
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    It’s maybe a bit stumpifying, but overall, I kind of love it.

  28. heather
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    I adore the cut of the skirt and the waist, but I’d make the bodice a little taller–it looks like it needs to be hiked up a bit as it stands–and oh god, the 80s fabric is killing me, too. Reminds me of my grade 10 semi formal dress.

    This would also be a really fun look with some chunky Lucite jewelery–a bangle, some dangly earrings…