Gemma Arterton in pale blue Prada at the Olivier Awards: flawless or fug?


Time and time again, we’ve tried to convince you that Gemma Arterton is a woman to watch. I guess I don’t blame you for not caring that much about her movies (she’s made several terrible ones), but will you care about her fashion? Because she’s a Fashion Girl. Gemma wore this magnificent Prada gown to last night’s Olivier Awards in London. This is FLAWLESS. Beautiful color on her, great fit, perfect for the occasion and it’s just a great red carpet moment. I love her aquamarine jewelry too. Perfect complement to the dress. Also: great blow-out.


Kristin Davis in Monique Lhuillier. What a great look! Very pretty.


Dame Judi Dench and David Mills. I LOVE JUDI.


Mark Gatiss and Martin Freeman. Gatiss is a big deal in UK theater circles, and Martin… well, I prefer him when he’s Watson. Both look okay. Martin looks like he’s lost a lot of weight.


Hayley Atwell in Dsquared. Hayley has a similarly voluptuous body to Gemma Arterton, and I think Hayley was trying to go “classy” like Gemma. But the bust of this dress is a mess – it looks like her boobs are either bandaged or in a sling.


Myleene Klass in Dennis Basso. Too much. Too big. Too try hard.


Ruth Wilson in Erdem. I’ve gotten to the point where I just think Ruth can’t dress at all. That being said, this isn’t even the worst thing she’s worn this year. Something nice: her hair looks cute.


Samantha Barks in Burberry. This is the most boring Burberry gown I think I’ve ever seen.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Jen says:

    Gemma Arterton is DAZZLING but her career is so SO terrible.

  2. Nev says:

    Kristin looks gorgeous!!!! yayyy!

  3. Cazzee says:

    Gemma Arterton is soooo beautiful…just wish she would get some better roles.

  4. Tatjana says:

    Zrinka Cvitešić won for Best Actress in a Musical, the first Croatian to do so. I’m gonna be happy for a month just because of that.
    And I know none of you care, but I had to mention it :D

    Gemma looks amazing but her hair looks like a helmet, and I actually like Haylely’s dress. Kristen always looks so twee. Samantha looks good.

  5. Biggles says:

    Gemma looks stunning, and like she is just exuding elegance and class at the event.

    I really enjoy her as an actress as well but I do wish she would appear in something really decent for a change.

  6. Beth says:

    That blowout is terrible! Her hair is distractingly bad

  7. Lexi says:

    I think Gemma is gorgeous and wish she would make better career choices too… But I’m not loving her hair at the show. It makes it look like she has no forehead at all.

  8. Dani2 says:

    Her hair is the worst thing about the whole look imo

  9. JoAnn says:

    I’ve got boobs like Hayley’s and it is a bitch to find classy flattering formal clothes. They are either boobage everywhere or strangled within an inch of their life. She is sooooo lovely tho as is Davis. I love that color!

  10. poppy says:

    the Basso dress is nice but skirt is to full.
    GA looks like a helmet that slip too far forward. for how windy it was the hair did not move.

  11. Kali says:

    I really think Gemma’s dress is quite lovely but I think the neckline is just a teeny little bit too high. I want much better things for Hayley Atwell than that dress. She’s Peggy Carter (among other things) for god’s sake, she can do better than Dsquared!!

  12. Gretchen says:

    I really do like Gemma but something about this look is off to me. Maybe it’s the hair or the cut of the dress (or both), but her head looks disproportionately small – tiny – compared with the rest of her in these photos….or is it just me?

  13. Emmy says:

    Not a constructive comment at all, but I’d still like to make it known that I find Myleene Klass so irritating! Her personality always seems so forced and wooden.

  14. Darry says:

    I attended the show and next to the glitz and glam both outside & inside, that aquamarine dress was just kind of…meh. It’s lovely, but was too plain on the night.

  15. Jen says:

    Gemma is gorgeous. Total girl crush. That’s all I got.

  16. Louisa says:

    God I love Judi Dench! She wins. At everything. And she seems so happy with her man.

  17. Chinoiserie says:

    Gemma does not look that great and I do to even like the color much even tough I usually do like all shades of blue. I think the look could have worked but it just did not, maybe it would have suited someone else better.

  18. Suzy from Ontario says:

    Sorry, don’t like the blue Prada gown on her. The bust area looks strange to me…too large. It makes her whole upper body look strange and oversized to me. I think it would beautiful on a very slim small-breasted woman, but not Gemma. Love Kristen Davis’s gown and I like the Dennis Basso black and white one!

  19. mkyarwood says:

    Gemma and Judi for all time <3

  20. Greata says:

    I loooove Dame Judi Dench, and her beau!!

  21. Reece says:

    I got down to Gatiss and Freeman and everyone else disappeared.
    I want to do some brain picking!

  22. Aysla says:

    I completely disagree; while that’s a beautiful color and I love the skirt of the dress, I hate the top and find it very unflattering on her. Also, her helmet hair is giving me Juggernaut vibes.

  23. lenje says:

    Totally love Gemma’s dress and jewelry. Very elegant, very classy. The hair isn’t the best, but it doesn’t take away the elegance of the gown. Funny, I don’t know much about Gemma, and I can only remember her as Lizzie in “Lost in Austen” (although she was barely present there).

    Kristin and Samantha are lovely! Will always have a soft spot for Samantha because of her singing.

  24. Sarah says:

    Gemma and Kristin look amazing!!

  25. Lubyanka says:

    Is there some reason why my comment didn’t make it through moderation? All I said was that Mark Gatiss is big in television circles as well, known both for co-creating Sherlock and his work on Doctor Who.

  26. Size Does Matter says:

    Never heard of Gemma before. Gorgeous dress, awful hair. She looks like what I would imagine if Phoebe Cates and Cindy Crawford had a secret love child.

  27. Jessica says:

    Gemma is beautiful! I love the dress, it is flawless on her. Her whole look is fabulous.

    Also, MARK GATISS!!!

  28. rainy17 says:

    My husband sure watches Gemma. Lol.

  29. caitie says:

    Gemma is lovely, but neckline needs to be lowered just a fraction – she has a low forehead naturally so think hair could be improved – still a goddess though. Hard when you are busty and trying to be modest and conceal your chesticles

    Who is Mylene Klass and Haley Atwell? Never heard of them before.

  30. Lili says:

    Am I the only one who thinks Gemma Arterton doesn’t look that good? I mean not only in these pictures, but overall. She definitely looks older than 28 (and at this age, looking older is something bad) and she has a weird face shape along with weird lips. She’s not the worst I’ve seen, but I’ve definitely seen women much more beautiful.

    The shade of her dress is beautiful, though. But the cut makes it seem like a night gown.