Sarah Jessica Parker in Naeem Khan, Marc Jacobs: which dress is worse?

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have been in London this week, and they’ve gone to two big events in the past two nights. First they went to the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory press night/premiere event on Tuesday, and then last night they went to the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party held at Kensington Gardens. James Wilkie joined them on Tuesday night. I don’t know where their daughters are – too young for a red carpet, I suppose, although those girls get pap’d constantly in NYC, which is where the family lives.

A lot has been said about Matthew and SJP’s marriage and whether they have a traditional, monogamous relationship or whether something shady is going on between them. I still have no idea. Several years ago, there were lots of rumors about Matthew and his wandering eye, but maybe we’re supposed to believe that they weathered that storm together. I think it’s far more likely that SJP is a ride-or- die wife – she believes in marriage and HER marriage specifically and she’s never going to leave him no matter what he does.

As for the fashion… ugh. These are not SJP’s best looks at all. The shiny, striped dress with sleeves is Marc Jacobs. I like the fit on the dress a lot, but the stripes are gross and that weird button detail at the bust is AWFUL. The sparkly cream dress with the fringe and tiers is Naeem Khan. I thought it was Marchesa at first, but if Georgina Chapman had designed this, she would have added MORE fringe and more illusion netting and sparkles.

PS… James Wilkie is adorable. He looks more like Sarah Jessica, right?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. e.non says:

    she’s one of my favorite women — i guess because she inspires such mockery and hate.. who just ignores it and carries on.

  2. Lem says:

    Like the gold.

    MB looks …. Off….

  3. Tanguerita says:

    I think both looks are pretty great on her.

  4. jen says:

    That Naeem Khan dress is fabulous. I want to marry it and wear it every day.

    • j.eyre says:

      I have always thought you two would make a lovely couple and I am sure you will have many years of happiness together.

      But remember that you and your dress will need some space to breath every once in a while. She will need a day at the dry cleaners from time to time to unwind in the steam and let her wrinkles out.

      Don’t fall into the common pitfalls of accusing the dress of being worn by someone else at a club when she was really just having some ‘me time’ hanging in the closet. And don’t be petty by wearing a cute, flirty little sundress from Macy’s just to make her jealous.

      I speak from experience. I had a terribly parting with a Ralph Lauren Purple Label years ago that I never got over.

    • L says:

      You’re going to have to fight me for it. :)

      Love that dress. Love both looks actually.

    • RN says:

      Let me save you from years of pain – you go down that path and before you know it, you’re in a therapist’s office, screaming about “seeing other dresses” and lobbing around accusations of codependency. It can get ugly pretty quickly. You’re much better off playing the field while you’re young.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      It would look cute with a little chanel jacket and some gold peep toes, right?

    • UsedToBeLulu says:

      Don’t forget the pre-nup. That’s a dress that can take you the dry cleaners one day.

  5. UsedToBeLulu says:

    I think James has his daddy’s eyes.

    Don’t kill me, but I love the flapper dress.

  6. Lemony says:

    Wow, their son is really adorable.

  7. marie says:

    the Marc Jacobs is horrible. the way it sits reminds me of a granny nightgown.

    their son is a cutie..

  8. Gina says:

    I love both, but the Naeem Khan dress is completely stunning! She also knows how to wear high fashion pieces and not be overwhelmed by it.

    Such a style icon, even post-Carrie.

    • Heylee says:

      I like both dresses, she looks incredible. But she needs to find a new makeup artist because she cannot maintain this eye makeup that she has been sporting for the last couple of years. It ages her incredibly! And the hair is not good.

  9. Jennifer says:

    I don’t think she uses enough eye liner.

  10. Eleonor says:

    I’d like the second one, it gives me some ’30s vibe.
    The striped and sparkling one it’s a huge NO. But I have to admit she is pulling it off in some way, and she doesn’t look bad at all. Don’t like the yellow purse.

  11. MissWilson says:

    I love her. She’s so fit and always looks stunning. I love her fashion choices. They are very unique to her sense of style without being too OTT. She’s a goddess.

  12. mia girl says:

    I actually really like both looks on her.

    On there own and on most other women, these two dresses would be too much, but SJP has that something-something that makes looks like these work.

    And as a bonus, Matthew finally looks happy in some red carpet pics.

  13. skipper says:

    SJP can do no wrong in my eyes. She is always fabulous! Her family is beautiful.

  14. RN says:

    She looks fabulous in the Khan and I love her hair. She’s a year older than me and I think she is aging very well. I enjoy her as an actress and as a fashion-forward individual. I know that some choose to make fun of her facial features, yet I have always found her to be strikingly individual and beautiful.

  15. siobhan says:

    I love SJP! She looks great.

  16. ladybert62 says:

    The dresses are ugly

    She needs to stand up straight

    She needs a decent haircut

    She needs to eliminate that heave eye makeup

    • Tapioca says:

      Thank you!

      The stripey Marc Jacobs monstrosity might look good on Halle Berry – and literally no other human being on earth – and the overdone eye liner makes her look demonic.

      On the plus side – the flapper dress is pretty and she’s just managing to pull off a couple of looks that could have gone horribly mutton-dressed-as-lamb wrong.

  17. mslewis says:

    I actually love both dresses. The stripe is different without being over the top and the flapper look is very, very beautiful. Love.

    SJP grew up in my hometown and was poorer than my family. They were on welfare and lived in the worse part of town but she went to the School for Creative and Performing Arts and was always outstanding in whatever part she did. When she got “Annie” the whole town was thrilled. I admire her and don’t understand the rude comments she gets. And Matthew seems to love her and their family in spite of all the crap said about them and their marriage. Whatever, she’s cool and I like her . . . and James Wilkie is the cutest kid in the world!!

  18. lucy2 says:

    I kind of love the 2nd dress. Not sure on the first. I’d probably hate it on someone else, but she manages to pull off a lot of stuff most people couldn’t.

    I get the impression their marriage is not without its quirks, but they seem like they love each other and are good parents together.

  19. Jackson says:

    I would never wear those dresses but considering some of the kooky things she has worn in the past, these really aren’t that bad at all. The shapes are simple and classic and both work on her body. Her face looks a bit fresher as well.

  20. wonderwoman21 says:

    I LOVE the shiny dress! I also like the fringe one.

  21. LAK says:

    The 2nd dress is fabulous. love it! want it! adore it!

    It looks very similar to dress she wore in SATC for her first date with The Russian.

  22. Reece says:

    Call me tacky but I like them both. No I like the MJ, I love the NK! LOVE! If i’m nitpicking then I hate the hair. I’m sick of ombre in general and the highlights on her face.

    James is adorable! I think he looks like Matthew actually.

  23. serena says:

    I like both of them. It’s not trashy or awful, I’ll even say they’re classic.

  24. Olli says:

    i hate the first one and love the second dress (but the black shoes don´t match)

  25. Sumodo1 says:

    Hold up! These are DAYTIME events, yes? Why is SJP in cocktail/evening attire?

  26. Amy says:

    I’m never mad at SJP, but her hair color, or rather lack of, is just so dishwatery. It looks so unsophisticated. It would probably be ok if she didn’t straighten it to hell and back, but she’s obviously into the straight look, so I wish she’d do something with the color.
    Me, sitting here typing this with at least an inch of roots showing. I have some nerve.

  27. nikko says:

    I think she looks great in both dresses. Her son looks just like her, he’s so cute.

  28. RobN says:

    I can’t get over how happy and relaxed Matthew looks. Generally he looks like he’d rather be having a root canal than be seen on the red carpet with SJP.

  29. Emily says:

    I really love sparkly/glittery things so I am on board!

  30. Nikita says:

    Can we talk about bringing your child to a premiere? imagine it was angelina? everybody would scream OMG shes selling her kid blablabla

    I love SJP im a huge huge SATC fan!!!!
    I dont like the outfits but its carrie ;-)

  31. Stef Leppard says:

    I like both dresses on her. She looks good.

  32. MoonOrchid says:

    By themselves, I prefer the second dress over the first….but on her…I think the first dress looks better, especially with her heavyish make up.

    I actually seen SJP once at a charity…I was so surprise at how tiny she is in person…

  33. kiyoshigirl says:

    She looks fabulous in both. We’ve seen a lot worse on her and plenty of others. Let’s not trash them when they do get it right.

  34. JY says:

    I think she looks great in both of them.

    As for their marriage, I guess I’m in the minority, but I think they have a real, loving marriage. They’re just super private about their lives, definitely not a PDA couple or willing to talk about their relationship in public. Which is also why they’re a popular target for rumors. They stopped caring about rumors and scandals, which is why they never responded to those cheating rumors. These two have been hit with so many cheating/breakup scandals since before they were even married. I didn’t believe the rumors then, I don’t believe them now.

    And I think James looks like a mini-Matthew with blue eyes.

  35. TheOriginalKitten says:

    *salivating* The Naeem Khan dress!!

    Most of the time I don’t sweat the money thing but it’s times like this that I REALLY wish I was a millionaire….

  36. Turtle Dove says:

    They looks really good in these photos. I don’t think that MB likes the pap attention, but they seems very in-sync in these pictures.

  37. KLO says:

    Both dresses look great. I actually said “wow” out loud when I saw the strpiy one for the first time, that`s how much I liked it.

  38. lolo says:

    I really wish she would lay off the eyeliner

  39. taxi says:

    Love the stripes & I’m an SJP fan forever. She’s talented, hardworking, avoids scandals & is most often papped while just walking her kids to school.

    MB was great in “Glory” and “HTSiBWRT”.

  40. Flounder says:

    I love both! She looks fantastic!

  41. Deebo says:

    The Marc Jacobs dress is a take on Egyptian belly dance baladi/saidi galabeya dress. I know cuz I’m from the region. Google it.

    SJP looks great.

  42. amilu says:

    I kind of like the first look. In the top photo especially, she reminds me of the robot from Metropolis. I think it’s just the way the dress is fitted around her breasts. It’s really sexy. And generally sexy and Sarah Jessica Parker don’t combine in my brain.

  43. Ron says:

    Love both dresses actually, but what I love most is that she is traveling and she wore the same pair of shoes with both! I am travelling right now and it’s hard to figure our wardrobe options for shoes when you have multiple costume changes that are needed :-)

  44. NEENAZEE says:

    They look great and like they’re having a fun trip. She looks sexy and he looks adorably nerdy… and that makes a cute couple.

  45. cocomama419 says:

    Like both dresses actually.
    Love the MJ one. Sexy with the fit but quirky and cute with the sequins, stripes, and tie. Just don’t like the bag with that dress. Its too sporty for that dress. Reminds me of her character Carrie Bradshaw over accessorizing like 90% of the time on S&C.

    The NK dress is cute, but I feel its a little too young for her. I just imagined someone like Emma Watson or Selena Gomez wearing that dress. And the shoes are just wrong.

    IDK what people say, I think her and Matthew Broderick are really cute together.They’re both great actor, they’re not attention whores, and their kids are so cute. Especially the twins. Even if they have something on the side I think they value each other as companions and partner in raising their children together.

  46. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    The scary part is how much space there is between her legs – she looks anorexic! In the fringe dress you can see through it. She’s too thin.
    Other than that I love SJP!

  47. tokie says:

    She looks great, her usual.