Christina Hendricks in black L’Wren Scott at the AFI Fest: pretty or trashy?

These are some photos from last night’s AFI Fest screening/premiere of the new film Ginger & Rosa. If that film sounds familiar, it’s because we covered some pics of the London Film Festival premiere a few weeks ago. The film stars Christina Hendricks, Elle Fanning, and Alice Englert, all of whom you can see in these photos. Sigh… I really don’t like the way anyone looks here. I know I’m nit-picky and bitchy and all of that, but seriously! WHY does Christina Hendricks insist on doing that to her boobs? WHY does a 14-year-old need to wear a strapless gown?! Let’s analyze.

Christina is wearing L’Wren Scott. You know how much I love L’Wren – I think her clothes are classic, elegant and very, very wearable for women with diverse body types. Is this sparkly black dress flattering on Christina? Yes. It is. It’s a pretty dress that I personally would have no problems wearing. But I feel like we’ve reached a point where Christina should be beyond jacking up her boobs for every red carpet. We don’t need to see your girls EVERY time, Chrissy.

As for Elle… she’s 14 years old. This is the second time she’s gone strapless for a film festival premiere for just THIS movie. The last time it was in London, and she wore a cardigan draped around her shoulders with her strapless Rochas gown. This time there’s no cardigan to pair with her Oscar de la Renta gown, and I still think that she’s just too young to go strapless in general, especially on a red carpet. I do like that her face looks “fresh” and that she’s not wearing a ton of makeup. I also like the hairband. It’s youthful. Too bad about the strapless gown, though.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. emmie_a says:

    Christina looks great. Simple silhouettes works best for her.

    Elle should put away the bleach. That hair color isn’t doing her any favors. And her headband looks like the terry cloth thing I put in my hair before I wash my face. Not a good red carpet look.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Yes, it is a lovely dress – except for the “boob-jacking”. I’ve said it before – if she doesn’t put those things away, she’s going to take out someone’s eye! She has a lovely figure, very womanly in the old school way but being known as the boob woman takes away from her talent as an actor.

      • Vesper Lynd says:

        It just seems it takes a lot of compression to make Christina’s boobs look that way…ouch…i don’t mind “reducing” bras, they are a life saver…but does any body elses boobs end up sore at the end of the day? Christina, let the girls breathe! And she often wears those “bunion inducing” type of shoes, that make her feet.look like a tamal at a Mexican restaurant. Girl! Time to buy you some Jimmy choos!

      • Raven says:

        She always looks like she’s wearing basketballs. She should have her dress refitted because it looks too small on top. I’d never leave the house looking like that.

      • drawbackwards says:

        Speaking of compression, Christina’s toes in the last pic look painful!

        I think her hair and makeup look beautiful in the first pic… The second two, she appears a bit sauced. With Tammy Faye-Baker mascara. I do think she is a stunning woman and part of me hopes the rumors about implants aren’t true.

      • MNFinn says:

        Agreed, way too much boobage on Christina. (Salma Hayek had the same problem but she seems to show less of the girls since getting married or maybe it’s just that Salma has less girls to reveal cuz I swear she has smaller implants these days.)

        Anyway, seems like Christina wants to be seen as a bombshell but IMO she doesn’t quite pull that off because she shows too much skin. I think if she showed less cleavage it would increase her sex appeal.

    • nate says:

      That’s the thing! there’s nowhere to “put them”. There seems to be no room at all.

  2. Pollo says:

    Then she wants to be respected for her “acting”. fucking joke attention whore.

  3. marie says:

    I don’t think Christina knows how to dress the girls down. I mean, when she’s just out and about she’s a mess.

    And I think you gotta give up with Elle wearing strapless, I agree but she’s determined to do it and no one’s stopping her (her parents or agent/publicist). I think the dress would be cuter (for someone older) if it was knee length.

    • Julie says:

      as mom of a teenager, it really is what the girls are wearing to the dances. My daughter wore strapless yet age-appropriate dresses to her high school dances – not too short and a nice full skirt. A lot of the girls are wearing horrible skin-tight gynocologically-short dresses – that is NOT ok.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      I think she looks worse when she doesn’t jack them up. They are a tad um bovine. No, I’m not jealous, I’m a natural D and a currently fat DD. I hate looking matronly and when she covers them up she looks matronly. She looks like she has a mountain of uni-boob.

  4. Ella says:

    Generally I’m sick of Christina Hendricks wearing black – I don’t think it’s her colour. However, this works, maybe because it’s sparkly. What DOES NOT work is the squished boobs. I seriously don’t even know how she wrangles them that way, but it looks PAINFUL.

  5. Ms Kay says:

    Didn’t she have a boob job done? If she love flaunting it good on her but she wonders if she’s known for her acting abilities or her assets?

    • Ella says:

      I don’t think so. She’s pretty curvy. A lot of normal women actually have larger busts, it’s just that it’s so rare in Hollywood due to the generalised starvation that everyone assumes Christina’s must be fake.

    • Cazzee says:

      Yup, they’re implants:

      Interestingly, she seems to have had boobs before – just not giant ones.

    • themummy says:

      People who think they are real are incredibly gullible. Real boobs, no matter how pushed up against thr chest they are, do NOT form that shape. And all of her pictures from pre-madmen days show her as she really is: blonde with small/average sized boobs. If her big boobies are her trademark it makes total sense that she says they’re real. But c’mon. They’re not. Those pics from before when she supposedly hadn’t bloomed yet? She was well into her twenties. Gimme a break.

      She’s not a redhead either. IT just happens to go with her skin well. My hair has been henna’d red for so many years that no one would even imagine that I’m actually a mousy brown. And I don’t correct them.

      • UNF Joan Jett! says:

        1. Christina says all the time that she is a natural blonde.

        2. “Real boobs (…) do NOT form that shape.”
        Yes, they do if you push them up really high and then press them as flat as possible against your chest. With the help of Corsets for example. If I can do that (and I can), stylists can do that as well.

      • Christina says:

        @themummy I’m inclined to agree.

        It’s not so much the shape, as the very clearly defined outline. I have biggish boobs (not as big as my namesake’s, but ample enough!) and no matter how tight a dress I wear, they would never form that hard, spherical outline against my chest. There’s always a bit of a slope where the boob joins the chest wall.

        No matter how big the boobs and how tight the dress, natural ones don’t jut out from the chest wall like that. So while I’m not certain, I do think she has implants.

      • Cazzie says:

        Yes, it’s that hard edge around the top that just makes them look so unusual. Real boobs, even if you smoosh them, are going to have more of a curve.

      • GrandPoobah says:

        I agree with UNF Joan jett.

        About a year ago I did an experiment with my boobs (34G) where I squeezed them up inside of a corset at a ren faire.

        I got that “hard line” people keep talking about. There is a big difference between the line an implant makes and the line that naturally occurs when the fatty tissue just can’t go any higher and so creates the half-melon shape on it’s own.

        I’m not seeing the implant shape with Christina. With implants, like say Katie Price’s, you can see where the implant isn’t attached to the chest wall. I can’t see that here and never have seen it with Christina.

        I can make mine look very very fake if I try. Her breasts, like mine, look very different outfit to outfit depending on the undergarments and how much boob is actually showing.

        I think it’s bizarre how insistent people get that her breasts are fake even though people who have very large breasts (meaning above DD) continually tell them that it is absolutely possible to naturally have breasts like that.

  6. Scarlet Vixen says:

    The problem with having huge boobs is unless you jack them up you can look dumpy and waistless, and the boobs can tend to look droopy in their ‘normal’ spot. The further away from the waist the girls are, the smaller your waist looks. Because Hendricks has a fuller figure she pretty much needs to hike the girls up to her neck so people can see that she really does have a nice figure.

  7. cutie says:

    I don’t get why seeing a young girls shoulders is offensive to you. Maybe it’s a cultural thing. The gown is classy and not trashy in anyway. She looks totally fine.
    Christina needs to put her boobs away.

  8. shewolf says:

    I am heterosexual in every way possible but I just love her boobs. They are insane when hiked up like that! Lets face it, no one is known for their acting abilities these days. Is that what we really want? And who exactly acted any better back in the day? A movie is a movie. We watch to see the faces and asses… thats it.

  9. lori says:

    The kids look scared of her hooters!

  10. Aiobhan says:

    She is never going to be able to hide her girls and why should she? They look fabulous. I think she looks amazing.

    • bondbabe says:

      I agree Christina doesn’t need to hide them…however, she also doesn’t need to overly display them either.

      Whenever I see a post about her, I look to see what rack-sack she is wearing, and if, possibly this time, she won’t have them jacked up as a chin rest. I’m still waiting.

      • pamspam says:

        Exactly. They’re so…in your face, ya know? I wouldn’t even mind it if it weren’t pretty much EVERY time she hits a red carpet. I know people are saying when you have ‘bigguns’ it’s impossible not to have them on display, but I call BS on that. She’s not running to TJ Maxx and buying something off the rack. Pretty sure she can have something tailored that still highlights her curves but doesn’t scream at you. That is all. :)

  11. deena says:

    i don’t see what the big deal is about her going strapless – it’s tasteful, it’s not like her boobs are hanging out or something. jeez.

    • Eleonor says:

      Seriously I don’t get the point with that dress! We barely see her figure.And before saying anything people should look what the teenagers wear before screaming she is showing too much! If she had two small laces it wouldn’t change nothing.

    • serena says:

      Yeah it’s not like Christina’s rack hanging all over the place, hugging her little co-stars dressed, on the contrary, very properly.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      Totally agree. Short tight dresses and cleavage on little girls offends me but strapless and not figure hugging I have no issues with.

    • Mazunte says:

      +1. Completely agree. I also don’t see what the big deal is about a 14 yo wearing an absolutely decent strapless dress.

      Kirsten Dunst wore that pink dress in Paris.

      Aesthetically, I don’t like to see those boobs pushed up so high. The shape is too much. I don’t find it trashy though. Marion Cotillard, who I find a class act, wore a very revealing dress with her boobs extremely pushed up at the premiere of Les petits mouchoirs (Little White Lies) in Paris. But, their shape looked softer and more natural. Of course, she has smaller ones too.

  12. Mia says:

    I dont really share the concern about the strapless on Elle. I mean if the neckline was dipping down in to a V or something maybe, but to me that dress looks fine on her. Seems alot of clutching of pearls over something so small, 0.5cm of fabric on her shoulders wouldn’t really change this into “appropriately girlish” to me.

  13. serena says:

    I like Elle’s dress, I don’t find it inappropriate at all, it’s not vulgar. What I dislike are her hair, too bleached, always too flat-ironed and in not so pretty styles.

    Oh and Christina… trashy, totally trashy. ugh.

  14. Lauren says:

    I absolutely love this site, it’s the one site I check obsessively, but if y’all are going to do more than show photos of fashion and try to critique fashion, then you need to learn more about it.
    Elle’s dress is spot on trend. And although she is 14, in the real world that equals high school and high school is by no means early to start wearing strapless! Thank goodness she waited until high school! And two, that dress is Oscar de la Renta, which doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s automatically a red carpet win, but this dress is FABULOUS and PERFECT for her age and trend!!! This is probably off the spring runways and she (or her stylist) knocked it out of the park!
    Fashion forward with the cut but still a little preppy, right on trend but completely classic at the same time.

  15. HK9 says:

    Lovely dress but there no reason to tape up the “girls” like that. A good bra/corset would have done the job properly.

  16. lizzi says:

    Her cleavage kinda looks like someones bare buttcheeks are sticking out from the top of her dress..

    .. that being said, I would love to have the dress she’s wearing! It looks flattering.

  17. ladybert62 says:

    Hate all three dresses.

    Am tired of seeing her flash those much-too-big horrible boobs. Stuff them away for a change or get reduction surgery.

  18. effy says:

    I hurt on behalf of them boobs.

    I am a big bust girl myself, i know how to dress them and keep them covered to show my small waist too.
    Actually i feel a little shy with the whole booby showcase thing going on.

    Enough already Chrissy!

  19. vvvoid says:

    Trashy. Not because the look features cleavage, but because her cleavage is unnatural and uneven looking. She clearly had a boob job. I have DDs, I am totally fixated on breasts, love looking at them, and I can easily spot that hers are fake. Look at her left breast, it’s SQUARE at the top. The right breast is rounded. Compare the shape and density of her breasts to when she was thinner. Gaining weight does not harden the breasts of a mature woman, if anything it softens the tissue. When she was thinner, her breasts were not very perky, they were nice but soft and natural looking, somewhat low-set. She ages and gains weight and her breasts become rock hard and spherical? I don’t think so. So, I think she really can’t avoid looking trashy, because she got a very obvious, false looking boob job, and trashy is the inevitable result unless you opt for a more natural looking, less in your face set of implants.

    • GrandPoobah says:

      They appear ‘rock hard’ because she has them pushed up. Unless you have touched her breasts, you have no way of knowing how hard they are, anyway.

      I’m a 34G and if I push my boobs up like that, they look super fake.

      I believe you are comparing her wearing a super constricting outfit to wearing a looser bra and top. My breasts look vastly different depending on the outfit BECAUSE they are natural.

      I don’t think Christina had a boob job. I think she gained a lot of weight and that happened to be an area where some of it went.

      • vvvoid says:

        Typically when breasts appear to be rock hard, they are going to be that way to the touch as well. I believe she started out with ample breast tissue to fill with implants, she looks to have been a 36 c in her thinner days, and added at least 2 or 3 cup sizes in addition to gaining weight. So she gets a more natural result than the typical playboy model, but not quite natural enough IMHO. I’ve seen her on TV shows etc from before, not just in the photo with her blonde in a bikini years ago. It just doesn’t make sense to me. She did not even gain that much weight [it looks like this year she put on some more weight, but I'm talking about between several years ago and the start of her fame in Mad Men].

    • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

      vvvoid: I agree with you. I vote fake as well.

    • ZenB!tch says:

      Hers are also twice as big as mine and I gained into a DD from a D. She has to be a 38DDDD.

      ETA: I don’t think they are nice enough to be fake.

  20. salamanca says:

    “I really don’t like the way anyone looks here. I know I’m nit-picky and bitchy and all of that, but seriously! ”
    …and You’re absolutely right!!
    I can’t stand those melons on Christina’s chest.

  21. kimcheee says:

    I think it’s amusing to see how sour women who pose next to Christina are. This isn’t the first time I’ve noticed that!!!

    • Veruca says:

      If I had to look at that gross ass-chest up close, I’d probably look sick too! Why can’t she dress classy, like Raquel or Sophia?

      And regardless of acting ability (or lack thereof), if she didn’t have that rack, she’d be a non-entity. Her face is average at best.

      Yeah, I know. I hate her because I’m jealous. No. I don’t hate her. And I’m not jealous. I’m just done with the hype.

  22. Miss Kiki says:

    This is an improved look for Christina but I wish that she could employ the Mad Men stylists to dress her for events, she never nails it and with that awesome hair colour she could be rocking something amazing at every red carpet but her current stylist seems to think ‘I’ll get the girls out to distract from the bad styling’ Well it’s not working, I’m noticing Christina and I’m sorely disappointed.

  23. Katie says:

    Elle Fanning’s dress is fabulous! It’s pretty and youthful.
    Christina Hendricks needs to do something about that hair. Lately it looks like she took her wig off the floor and plopped it on her head. She’s always overly made up, too. I just don’t think she’s pretty at all.

  24. MG says:

    I’m sick of seeing her boobs like that!

  25. isis00 says:

    She’s wearing a corset, folks. It explains why her boobs are so prominent in many of the things she wears, and most likely she’s wearing custom-made ones that fit to her precise measurements (which is why you don’t see any lines from the boning). I wear corsets underneath my costumes when I sing in operas, and it does the exact same thing to my boobs (36G-J depending on the bra designer, and Christina’s bust is larger than mine). A good corset will help show off her waist, which, when you’re busty, is vital since the “girls” tend to obscure the waist.

  26. DB says:

    Big Boobs don’t make you pretty.

    She isn’t pretty or attractive compared to many others.

  27. Lexi says:

    If i had her chest, i would put them on display every red carpet too

    • Becky1 says:

      If I had her chest, I’d be getting a reduction. Every time I see her I think how much her back must hurt. Those boobs look painful. I’m a small chested gal and I’d love to have a little extra (naturally-not through implants) but I think it would be hard to exercise or find clothes that fit with boobs that large.

  28. Shelly says:

    I have a petite body with a 34DD breast size, so i know her tits are hurting being scrunched up like that. The bodice of that dress is way too tight. She needs to know that she’s more than her tits.

  29. Mew says:

    Why oh why she always has to strangle her girls up to her neck?!?! How about for once, just once, having a natural neckline? She’s tacky as it can get this way.

  30. pau says:

    Ok, I’m sure that we can put the breast implant – did-she-didnt-she – to bed because IT IS OBVIOUS that she DID get her tits done. And there’s nothing wrong with that at all! Just don’t bloody lie about it. I have eyes and I know they are fake. ALSO who the f*** styles this woman? I have yet to see her reach her potential style-wise. There was a picture a little while ago of Christina out and about, casual, and she looked so good. So whoever is putting her in these aging, tasteless designs needs to be fired. IMMEDIATELY

  31. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    She looks like she has an a** on her chest :\

  32. sheri says:

    I love Cristina and I love MM. But she needs to stop looking like an aging porn star on the red carpet. She is slowly losing her credibility, with me atleast. Be more than your boobs, for crying out loud. Enough already.

  33. Angel says:

    I’m over her boobs, I’m over her face. Just tired of seeing her. Her breasts are totally distracting, per usual. But her face distracts me even more. It’s rare to see her in flattering makeup. With her hair color, it’s easy to come off clownish. Her eyelashes look like twigs and her teeth, I just can’t. Get those things lightened already. They are so yellow and she always chooses lip colors that emphasize it. Yeah, I’m bitchy. But I just don’t get her at all.

  34. Tracey says:

    I am not a fan of Christina but I feel for big chested girls. If small breasted girls wear cleavage enhancing clothes no one minds but when big breasted girls do it they get treated like the lowest of whores. It is a bulls**t standard. Some of them get treated like that even when covered because they stick out so much. My big chested friend would get treated like a prostitute by over-dyed little rakes that were revealing far more cleavage than her, just because of how much they stuck out. Her girls look a bit painful strapped up like that but its not like push up bras and corsets are things no other women wear is it? The other girls look very sweet but why are they wearing old curtains? And yeah please give Christina a new hair and makeup artist.

  35. Jani says:

    She denies she’s had a boob job but there are picks out there showing her much smaller. She says she’s a 36D….No way! She is a size 12 gal with a 38DD rack. The dress could have looked nice if it fit and the rack wasn’t pushed up to her nose. It also should be at the knee as the length looks matronly on her.

  36. Trillian says:

    I just can’t with this woman. Does she even own a mirror, or why does she insist on hoisting her megatits up to her chin, stuffing her unfortunate feet in those open shoes and wearing the one skirt length that is totally unsuited for short-legged full figured (;-)) women???

  37. Isabel says:

    I have the same shape as Christina, including the boobs and I really don’t understand why she uses so much push up. It just looks silly. You can be huge-boobed and still look classy, no need for two balls to be shoved in your face. Don’t worry Chris, I’ll take you shopping..

  38. BaZaam says:

    “Trashy” would be too strong, but it’s obviously not flattering.

  39. muppet_barbershop says:

    When I was little in the ’70s and early ’80s, absolutely any female between the ages of 4 and 30 might wear a strapless halter top. I don’t think Elle’s dress is too old for her at all. If it had a bunch of cleavage or was too tight (it fits perfectly!), then maybe. But no, and she certainly seems comfortable in it. So I see no cause for alarm and/or judgment.