Christina Hendricks finally finds a flattering ensemble: cute or meh?

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Lately, I’ve been super-critical of Christina Hendricks’ fashion sense. Christina has the same problem as some like Khloe Kardashian, or Jessica Simpson, or Christina Aguilera. When those ladies are fuller-figured, they’re still dressing the same as they did when they were thinner. Christina’s problem is more extreme – she’s only ever been famous with her current “extreme” hourglass figure, and yet she seems consistently mystified as to how to style herself. Remember the bunchy Capri pants and boob caplet? Remember the huge dust ruffle on her shoulder? There’s a reason I’m so critical. It’s because I love her and I want her to look great!

So imagine my great pleasure in seeing Christina wearing a flattering ensemble. I don’t really care for the pieces as separates – horizontal stripes, a cropped tuxedo jacket and skinny jeans, meh – but put together, Christina looks great. One of her best red carpet appearances ever. The jacket is flattering, as are the jeans (surprisingly). Her hair looks good (there are still bangs, but this is how you do bangs). Great pop of color with the green clutch. I love her here.

Incidentally, Christina gave a recent interview to Parade Magazine where she talks about getting back to work on Mad Men and her work with the Make A Wish Foundation. It’s a nice read, but she doesn’t say anything groundbreaking. Go here to read it.

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  1. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Sorry Christina, those jeans/jeggings are really bunchy at the crotch, too shiny and tight and generally yuck. Girl should rock the boot cuts. The jacket hits at her widest point too, and the shirt makes her look widest in the middle, which she is not. And the shoes and bag are just random and ugly. Sorry that came out harsh but it’s a thumbs down. I do wish she would hire a new or sack her stylist if she has one.

  2. Sumodo1 says:

    I’m chubby and I have boobs, but I find very flattering clothes. She has the money for a stylist, and should get one fast. I do love Christina’s hair this way, though.

  3. Kaiser says:

    Mrs. Darcy – Harsh! I give her credit because this is closer to flattering than she’s been in a while.

  4. brin says:

    She looks good here compared to those bathing suit shots! She’s very pretty.

  5. OtherChris says:

    She looks much better here. I agree, she should hire a stylist. Having said that, I have big boobs and it can be impossible to find things that work.

  6. guesty says:

    Meh. That’s a def no for me.

  7. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Sorry Kaiser, I do love her and I give her props for trying, it must be hard to be not sample size in her echelon of red carpet dressing. She must have feck all to choose from the freebies. But finding jeans is not impossible, I get these are supposed to be more a dressy trouser but why so shiny ugh. Her hair and skin are lovely though.

  8. sisi says:

    I don’t really like the black jacket, but the rest looks great.

    Can I just say that I find her eyebrows flawless?

    *sigh*

    My eyebrows are kinda tiny, and everytime I see a celeb with long eyebrows I get envious.

  9. Praise St. Angie! says:

    wow…I totally disagree about this being flattering.

    her best feature (besides her face/hair) is her boobs, and she’s got them covered up!

    this outfit does nothing to accentuate her positives, and makes her look very wide in the hips.

    a woman of her size (NOT bashing her for being larger than most hollywood women – I like that she’s got curves and is proud of them) shouldn’t wear skinny jeans.

    I do like her shoes, though…

  10. MJ says:

    Cute! But then again, I’m pretty much wearing this outfit right now.

  11. twin265 says:

    She looks great! Comfy & casual, nice to see her in kind of outfit. I give her a big pass on the pants looking “shiny”–it’s the flash from the lights/cameras. I had a pair of pants that I loved & wore to death, then I saw a pic of me from Xmas, they were so shiny! Who knew?

  12. beth says:

    not noticing the clothes much, but her face, freer of make-up, her skin, and her hair – wow, she’s really beautiful.

  13. Deev says:

    Let me tell you, I am a chubby girl myself, and dark skinny jeans absolutely work wonders on my figure. I would advise anyone else with a few extra pounds on them to run out immediately and buy several pairs!

  14. sapphire says:

    God, her skin is fabulous. I think the jeans are massively unflattering-they don’t fit her properly.

  15. John Wayne Lives says:

    I think she looks great :)

  16. someone says:

    horrible, it makes her hips look humongous.

  17. Gwen says:

    I think she looks great too and I agree that her style has been lacking lately.

  18. mmf says:

    Did she borrow those shoes from Amy Winehouse?

  19. Katyusha says:

    You know what they say about horizontal stripes, right?

    I say they’re not for Christina.

  20. Eileen says:

    Yikes! Love you Cristina but no the the Pajama Jeans and lateral stripes!!!

  21. chicana says:

    It kind of makes her look heavy.

  22. lolalola says:

    You call that flattering? Looks like she just ran out to get a pack of smokes. dumpy!

  23. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Better than usual. If you only give people one thing to talk about, they’ll talk about it. Maybe she realizes that people aren’t buying the ‘I didn’t know my body wass different’ line. I’m NO fashion maven, but prefer this to the Fraggle topiary or coffee-stained Cthulu sartorial patches, even if it’s not 100%, as people say. Doubt it’ll last, she’s very pretty but allergic to ‘fit’. I’m sorry, even if it’s not my fault.

  24. tina says:

    I have those shoes! Great investment.

  25. StephanieMarie says:

    I’m gonna have to agree with most people here…That outfit is just as bad as anything else she’s worn…
    BUT her hair is looking much better.
    And as per usual she looks absolutely beautiful.

  26. Eleonor says:

    Flattering? With those stripes? No way.

  27. albeli says:

    The jacket is a huge no. Fit is really awkward & unflattering.

  28. devilgirl says:

    The shoes are absolutely hideous!

  29. Judy says:

    Cute…Yay! The best I’ve ever seen her. Remember this Christina…Less is MORE. (And I like the stripes…it’s a myth that horizontal stripes are not flattering…and I like the jacket, but it’s not fitted as well as it could be.)

  30. Novaraen says:

    I dunno…the jacket would be better if it were a tad longer. It makes her waist look too high up and her hips look wider.

  31. lucy2 says:

    I think she looks cute here, but needs a better stylist for fancy red carpets.

  32. Katyusha says:

    @ Judy

    it’s not a myth if you’re a larger girl.

  33. beth says:

    yes, i agree – she has fabulous skin!
    someone should just design a dress made out of a transparent sheet of plastic for her – that’s all the protection from the elements that she needs.
    all that beauty concealed – who needs clothing? bah!

  34. truetalk says:

    i think this could look better sleeveless,like a waistcoat thingy. right now she just looks dumpy,which she’s anything but.

  35. KateNonymous says:

    I think the headline is backward. That’s a cute outfit that ISN’T flattering.

    Although just about everything would be better if she didn’t slouch. When you have boobs, you need to stand up straight–otherwise it looks like you have no waist, and you wind up looking lumpy instead of curvy. The last photo really highlights this.

  36. Deven says:

    It’s unfortunate that this body-type is so hard to dress in a flattering way.

  37. Kim says:

    Im sure its hard for her to find clothes to cover her implants but thank goodness she finally did.

  38. Kate says:

    I don’t like this outfit. It covers her curves up too much. I think Christina Hendrick’s does a decent job finding clothes of a decent cut, it’s the colorings that don’t work for her. She needs solid pastel colors or red colors. She needs to stay away frrom earth tones. And Kim, those are real! You’re just jealous!

  39. MourningTheDeathofMusic says:

    No to the shoes, an even bigger no when paired with that cluth.

  40. mew says:

    For once her breasts don’t seem instantly the biggest part of her body. I have to congratulate her for that.

  41. Amanda G says:

    Sorry, but IMO skinny jeans should only be for petite girls. It just doesn’t look good on any other body type (or on men.) And I’m saying this as a curvy girl myself.

    And Deven, you have no idea what you are talking about. It’s possible to dress ANY body type in a flattering way.

  42. aenflex says:

    I too think she looks pretty bad. But I do agree with the author that she does look better than she has in some other looks. I know I might get hated on, but I don’t find her attractive at all. Not because of her size, I like her shape the fact that she’s not rail thin and painted orange. She just ugly to me. The look on her face is ugly. Her eyes seem vacant.

  43. Roma says:

    You commentators are hating on her stripes? Bitches be crazy.

    She looks adorable here. Maybe not walking the red carpet ultra glamorous but this is a great look and doesn’t make her look like a “big girl”.

  44. MJ says:

    #13 – Deve: I totally agree with you. Dark slim fit jeans with a higher waistline are really, really flattering on an hourglass figure, especially when worn with heels. Have you ever checked out PZI Jeans (www.pzijeans.com)? They’re made specifically for curvy figures (larger hips or round butt/small waist) and I absolutely LOVE them. They’re the first jeans I’ve owned where there isn’t a giant gap at the waist. Plus, in the immortal words of Kirstie Alley – I’m a 6 (vanity sizing all the way)!

  45. ZenB says:

    As someone with similar issues when I’m smaller, I don’t know that a Hollywood stylist would know what to do with her. That may actually be the problem. What size is she? 10-12? Most stores here stop at a 10. I’m guessing she is taller than my 5’3″ I’m HUGE right now (14) but when I was a 6-8 I looked like her maybe a tad more buff and Hollywood is not meant for the likes of me thin. I do better fat here. Sad but true – ask Jessica Simpson.

    She’s a beautiful girl and the Mad Men clothes fit her to a T. Sadly, they don’t make clothes like that anymore.

  46. Luci says:

    I could do with other shoes, but Cristina H. is so beautiful and awesome that she can do no wrong

  47. original kate says:

    @ sis: i thought i was the only person with long eyebrow envy! mine are straight and short, so i lengthen them with pencil.

  48. Charlotte says:

    I don’t like the look so much. It’s cool though. She is really a beautiful/stunning woman. I hope she stays the way she is and doesn’t give in to the pressure to become an emaciated praying mantis like a lot of the other hollywood women.

  49. Ben says:

    As a man, let me tell you one thing, ladies; if you’re attractive, it really doesn’t matter what you’re wearing. Sure, you can sometimes look nicer than other times, but if you’re as gorgeous as Hendricks, I’m not going to care about what kind of jeans you’re wearing.