Jessica Biel in cream Giambattista Valli: is this too high-fashion for her?

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Here are photos of Jessica Biel and Giambattista Valli at last night’s Fashion Group International’s 28th annual Night of Stars at Cipriani on Wall Street. Biel came as Valli’s guest and date, and she was wearing one of his couture designs. Now… I do get genuinely tired of saying bad things about Jessica Biel, and not just because CB is always like, “You’re so mean to her! It’s not her fault her boyfriend’s a douche.” To which I say: “She doesn’t HAVE to date Justin Timberlake, you know.” But I digress… let me say some nice things about Biel. Her skin is great. Her hair looks very pretty here. And I don’t know if it’s the dress, the color, the hair or maybe she’s gained a few pounds, but this is the “softest” she’s looked in a while, and it looks great on her.

Now, for what’s going wrong. The dress itself is overworked, and I feel like you would need someone with a strong personality, and someone gigantic in physical stature to pull off this gown. Like, Uma Thurman could work this dress – she has the personality, the shoulders and the height to work it without the dress overwhelming her. Does this dress wear Jessica? Yep. The biggest problem is the everything from the boobs up. The keyhole bust detail, PLUS whatever that shoulder crap is… it just didn’t work on Biel. That being said, she comes closer to pulling it off than I would expect. She’s getting better. Fingers crossed.

PS… I love the gold belt. And I love the diamonds too.

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Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Rose says:

    I think she looks like a clown

  2. LeeLoo says:

    The dress is gross. Once again, Jessica Biel is trying too hard.

  3. Lindy says:

    Wow, I think she looks amazing here–I agree the dress is a little much, but what can you expect of something high-fashiony. And I think she’s pulling it off pretty well. I would kill for her hair color–that dark bronze looks great.

  4. Sweetpea says:

    Are those freckles on her chest? That’s sort of sexy, showing them off like that. But on the whole, I agree. This dress if way too fussy and even a bit bridal. I don’t think any girl could really pull it off, unless she’d be extremely tall and broad-shouldered. Maybe princess Charlene of Monaco?

  5. Cynthia Roxane says:

    The girl is really good looking but she seams boring!

  6. brin says:

    Very retro looking….best part is definitely the belt.

  7. Samigirl says:

    Gah. Those shoulder thingies have got to go. It looks like a bad quinceanera dress up top, lol. The waist down is great though. That belt is excellent. I’d need a few more leaves for mine ;-)

  8. Celebitchy says:

    Ha! I never said that exactly. ;) But that’s the gist, yes. True that she does keep getting back with him.

  9. LisaMarie says:

    If nothing else, at least she’s got a kleenex handy

  10. gee says:

    It’s pretty, she’s pretty.. but they don’t go. I feel like this is a dress Blake Lively would wear too.

  11. Eve says:

    Getting back with that douchebag just shows how little her self-esteem is — in case she has any.

  12. Azurea says:

    I always wonder what people talk about at these “events.” Seems like a huge bore.

  13. neelyo says:

    She needs simple and sleek. Frou frou like this doesn’t work for her.

    I haven’t seen her in awhile, is she done trying to act?

  14. spinner says:

    I love this dress & I love it on her. This is the best she has ever looked in high-fashion. The ruffles…that belt…
    Well done!!

  15. Agnes says:

    Uma is “gigantic”? She’s like 5’10″, right? “Gigantic”? But I might be somewhat sensitive here – I’m 5’10. :)

  16. normades says:

    Codependent with low self esteem. He just does whatever he wants and she comes running back.

  17. Tanguerita says:

    beautiful belt. Ok, run out of nice things to say.

  18. Marjalane says:

    Jessica Biel is so boring I can’t even grant her vanilla status. She and Justin Timberlake are a perfect match.

  19. JulieM says:

    Gee, I think she looks good. But, then again, I really like G. Valli.

  20. Boo says:

    Ugh. Her upper lip is so big, it looks like she stole it off someone else’s face.

    She is just not attractive. Good skin is always an asset, but it covers a bunch of mismatched, mannish features, thus cancelling itself out. And the dress screams LOOK AT ME! I’M SO FABULOUS! And it is sort of sad, really.

  21. Beatrix says:

    doesn’t anyone wonder about the photo of her fem ‘friend’ basically scooping her fingers up jessica’s ass without either of them knowing they’re being photographed? might shed some light on the actual nature of her ‘relationship’ w Justin. The world celebs live in is so bizarre.

  22. AcornPaste says:

    If she could lose that monstrosity around her shoulders then the dress would look great.

  23. Maritza says:

    Those ruffled sleeves ruin it for me. I think she is pretty but not beautiful. I totally agree that Uma Thurman would look great in this dress as well as Charlize Theron. Maybe because it should be worn by really tall women.

  24. Kristen says:

    Take away the big ass shoulder ruffles and she would’ve been killer. But yeah, that’s just too much.

  25. Victoria says:

    she is too boring and average to pull off the top half but will concede the bottom half is gorgy.

  26. Embee says:

    I think she is lovely but this dress makes her neck look short. She has an average length neck but this dress needs someone with an unusually long neck, like Uma or Tilda. Belt is fabulous.

  27. Sumodo1 says:

    It looks a lot like my wedding gown, so I like the G. Valli dress.

  28. dave says:

    she is a beatiufil woman, who does not know how to dress. a complete failure, but still a insane body.

  29. kara ann says:

    Agree #32

    She is so beautiful and that body…I wish I looked like that. However, she just doesn’t usually dress to best advantage. Having said that, for her this look is much better then what she usually wears.

    As other noted, beautiful belt!

  30. Camille says:

    Her face and nose job is so fug.

    Uma definitely would have rocked that dress. On Biel it just looks awful.

  31. anne_000 says:

    Some designer tried to do a 1920s dress but failed.

  32. crtb says:

    Looks like a fancy night gown and bathrobe.

  33. LMS says:

    Hate the belt. But love the 1930s retro look.

  34. Kim says:

    Would love it except the belt absolutely ruins the whole look. Looks like a cheap hippie belt bought off a Venice Beach peddler.

  35. Madrid says:

    she always makes wrong choices

  36. Bess says:

    She looks ridiculous, like a toiler roll cover. There’s just something about her that irks me.
    I do agree though, that it would probably looks okay if it was on someone like Uma or Cate.

  37. I.want.shoes says:

    This dress would have looked better on Charlize Theron. However, I love her makeup and hair.

  38. Wildone says:

    She is not pretty at all and her skin always looks sickly; as for the dress she does not have the personality or the attitude to pull off this look, she end up looking like she trying too hard to be this fashion girl which she not.

    Don’t get me started on the Heidi hair style just tragic ….

  39. jeebs says:

    I THINK ITS GORGEOUS! the belt is to die for. I think its jessica biel that puts a damper on the whole thing. If only cate blanchett had worn it!