This may be the best she’s looked in a while.

I say “may,” because while from the front you can see there are gentle cutouts around the armpits that give it some shape, from the front it’s a bit of a box factory:

Yet even with the square and the rectangle of the dress, I think keeping it beautifully simple was exactly what she needed. Occasionally I trip up on the lipstick, but I think my only hesitation on that is borne of her standing in front of a red-heavy banner, so I keep thinking it clashes, and then remembering that the banner is temporary and pretty soon she’ll be inside the venue — hopefully at the bar, drinking a well-earned martini, and toasting the fact that she will not have to discuss Sarah Palin again until she wins the Emmy in September.

[Photos: WENN]