I have to give it up for Malin here:
I think, if you’re not going to the awards proper, it’s probably kind of hard to dress for the parties — you don’t want to look like you’re trying TOO hard, but you also don’t want to look like you just rolled out of a cocoon of blankets on your sofa after watching eight hours of Lifetime True Life Crime Dramas. Not that I’ve ever done that. Although, if I had, I’d be able to tell you that eight hours of true crime reenactments gives you LOTS of conversational material at parties, and also potentially teaches you which of your acquaintances would be your best bet when it comes to hiding the body. SPEAKING OF BODIES: Malin’s might look a bit more shapeless in this than she’d prefer, but on the whole I really like it. The color is swell, and she looks fancy but also relaxed — overall, the slouchiness of it works for me. The Slouchiness Works: Not Without My Ribbon Belt: The Malin Akerman Story.