Tiffani Thiessen’s puffy-sleeved dress: unflattering, or very cute?

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I have something dark and terrible to admit: I have always loved and adored Tiffani (AMBER) Thiessen. I loved her on Saved by the Bell, I loved her on 90210, and now I love her on White Collar. I like her throw-back beauty and the fact that she’s probably been told that’s she’s too “big” for show business. I think she’s really pretty, and she’s matured into a solid television actress. She and Tim DeKay (who plays her husband on White Collar) have a really sweet, lovely chemistry. And she’s married to a hot guy in real life too – and they just had a baby girl a few months ago.

Speaking of the baby, Tiffani has given a few interviews about her post-baby body. She basically said that she is working out and trying to lose the baby weight, but she’s not super-stressed about it either, and that she thinks it takes a year to feel “normal” again. Which is refreshing. So these photos are of Tiffani last night at the launch of some luxury pool in Las Vegas. Tiffani looks like she’s lost most of her baby weight, but I can’t really tell. Because this dress is so f-cking hideous.

This isn’t like when a woman isn’t happy with her body and she just throws on a poncho. She actually thinks this is a cute dress that is flattering on her. Now, if the sleeves just had some minor, incidental “puff” detailing, that would be one thing (still bad, but not as bad). But the sleeves on this dress are just… a total disaster. And she looks like a disaster in it. So unflattering! My God.

Oh, well. I still love her. She just needs another stylist, maybe.

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  1. aenflex says:

    i like her but the dress is pretty bad. very 80′s in a bad way.

  2. Diane says:

    Nope, sleeves are all wrong and so are the necklaces.

  3. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Valerie Malone! aw, I like her too. the fact that she made you HATE her on 90210 shows what a good character actress she is.

    about her being “big”…what I’ve noticed about her is that it’s her head/face that’s big. even when she was really fit on 90210, appearing in belly-shirts and bikinis, she STILL looked “big” because of her face. if you looked at her hands, her body, etc…you could see she was probably a size 2. granted, her poofed hair didn’t help things, but I think it’s really just her head that makes her look big.

    re: the dress…like it, but don’t like the poofy sleeves.

  4. Someone Else says:

    I had a dress just like that in 1985.

    Nope. The only thing good about 80s fashion was Prince. And only he could pull it off. 80s fashion makes 70s fashion look good. That’s not saying much.

    And I refuse to spend 2 hours making my hair defy gravity. Once was enough.

  5. hellen says:

    OMG, that was the dress I wore to the winter prom in 1969!! It was black velvet and it was sooooo romantic. Seventeen magazine was full of these styles back then (when dinosaurs roamed the earth, children…)

  6. kelbear says:

    I watch 90210 everyday when it comes on in the afternoon. I like her but of course can’t stand her character.

  7. danielle says:

    I like her and I like white collar. And that dress is horrible. :^(

  8. malachais says:

    love her but a longer dress may have worked better

  9. Jazz says:

    I hated it when she dropped the Amber from her name.

  10. la chica says:

    didn’t she just have a baby? cut her some slack.

  11. Courtney says:

    most people don’t use their middle names unless it’s to delinate from a parent with the same name for example Paul McCartney goes by his as his first name James is a long standing name in his family. that dress doesn’t look so bad if those pictures are recent give Tiffani a break she just had a baby four months ago and hasn’t lost all the weight she gained while pregnant yet because she’s breastfeeding and your supposed to keep about 10 pounds from pregnancy when you breastfeed and the other ten she hasn’t lost is because of matabloism changes that happen when you get older and having your first child after age 35 is considered old.

  12. Raccoon Princess says:

    Love her. That dress may be “Simply Irresistable”, but I still don’t like it.

  13. michael says:

    yeah i hate these synched puffy sleeves. i’ve seen them around & i think they are just ugly. although i’m not opposed to puffy sleeves there’s just something these ugly ones in particular.

  14. mln says:

    Everyone in NYC is wearing the puffy sleeves, It looks good on smaller women but in a girl with a bigger frame its not so flattering.
    BTW I like her much more now then I did back when she was on SBTB.

  15. Lady Jane says:

    People with big cheeks shouldn’t ever wear puffy sleeves.

  16. jane16 says:

    Aren’t those called leg-o-mutton sleeves??? I remember Diane wearing them in Cheers (early 80′s?). I don’t think its an attractive look, but have seen it around L.A. also.

  17. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “Everyone in NYC is wearing the puffy sleeves”

    doesn’t make it right… ;)

  18. LeeLee says:

    She’s adorable. Her body looks fine from the chest down. Those sleeves should be outlawed.

  19. Tia C says:

    I’ve always liked her, too and think she is really cute. But you’re right, the dress is horrid. I’m sorry to hear puffy sleeves are back in style, they never look good.

  20. Sassy says:

    Love her (and loved her on 90210) but that dress is a FAIL. I had a very similar outfit (skirt/top combo) IN 1988. Good Lord honey, get a new stylist!

  21. krissy says:

    I think she has a great figure, she was always one of my body type ideals. Curvy and normal

    That said, this dress does nothing for her

  22. Mistral says:

    I don’t think it suits her. But, she looks happy in it so obviously she feels good in it. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

  23. heb says:

    The first shot is not as bad as the others

  24. SuperSleuth says:

    Love her – hate the dress.

  25. Melissa says:

    I think the dress does nothing for her waist! It looks like she doesn’t have one. Speaking as somebody who has no waist, there are better things you can wear to create the illusion of a waist.

  26. Darlene says:

    What has happened to her knees? Am I the only one who sees it??

    ps. I adore her, but this dress does her no favors.

  27. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Tear off the sleeves, its an ok dress

  28. TeeTee says:

    she is still pretty but it just looks like she has aged alot-ALOT..

    like bone loss from her face or something..

    sometimes, the celebs lie about their age and later, they really stop caring, she has to be older than she said she was/is..

    still loved her character and LOVE her on lifetime.

  29. Statler says:

    It’s the dress that’s aging her, as it would anyone over age twelve. That thing is beyond ridiculous.

  30. sara says:

    she’s still bloated from giving birth

  31. Harper says:

    I LOVED Tiffai-Amber Thiessen when I was growing up, still do. Everyone is right, the dress is horrid, but it’s nice seeing stories about her. Besides her wardrobe choice, she looks good!

  32. Embee says:

    Her weight’s fine and always has been but she annoys me to no end. Like, I want to kick her in the face for no good reason. Before anyone gets all worked up I’m not advocating violence as I never actually WOULD kick her – I’m just admitting my deliquent desires :)

  33. Maritza says:

    She is beautiful, I’m sure she will lose the weight soon. She probably picked the black dress to hide her tummy.

  34. Kallan says:

    Is it just me – or is she starting to look like Pricilla Presley…..(just add auburn hair…)!!

  35. Confuzzle says:

    I agree with 28. Remove the sleeves and you could get away with it.

  36. paisleydog says:

    Forget the dress, does anyone else notice her face, or is it me? The cheeks & chin? I think she has had some work done. Anyone?

  37. bagladey says:

    I love Tiffani Thiessen but every single thing in this ensemble looks outdated, and those leg-o’-mutton sleeves are all wrong in that thick, bulky material. Apart from that it appears that Tiffani is using facial fillers and from the looks of it her face couldn’t hold one (1) ml more.

  38. bubbles says:

    I live in New York and have yet to see one person in something like that :~O
    she must have done something to really tick her stylist off.

  39. cantbelievethis says:

    I love her on White Collar and I love how she is realistic about losing the baby weight.

  40. truthzbetta says:

    Tbought she was so pretty and likeable on t.v. until the boob job and dye blonde phase.

    She looks ok here for someone who had a baby recently, I guess. Meh.