Christina Hendricks in Johanna Johnson: flattering, pretty or too much?


You know that I love Christina Hendricks, right? And that I’m often blind to her style faults, of which she has many. I think Christina’s biggest problem might be that she doesn’t seem to know what to do with her (store-bought) boobs? She tries giving them boob-caplets, she tries jacking them to high heaven, she tries covering them up in boob burqas, but they’re just SO BIG. It’s like nothing can really be done with them. Anyway, last night, Christina decided to jack them to high heaven in this heavy-looking beaded gown by Johanna Johnson.

What I like: the neckline is pretty, and her boobs don’t look as jacked as they did in that rose Vivienne Westwood. I also like the beading on the top part – I actually everything from the waist up and the neck down. That part of the gown photographed beautifully. But from the waist down… well, there were issues. There was heavy beading on the hem which made the dress look too “heavy” and the extra bottom glitter was unnecessary – no one’s looking at her heels, you know? It’s Christina – we’re looking at her boobs, don’t even try to draw the eye down. Plus, the front slit was much, much too high. It felt like we were about to see whether the carpets matched the drapes.

As for her styling…I liked her hair. I liked that there were no bangs, and that her hair looked fluffy and breezy. Her makeup looked overdone when she was talking to Ryan Seacrest, but in these photos, it’s fine. The white-silver of the gown washes her out a little bit, but she’s not at Code Red: Corpsey.

I also included a photo of Elisabeth Moss in Marchesa. The dress suits her, and it’s pretty flattering for her figure. Her hair was a hot mess, though. I think Moss is just one of those girls who always has hair issues, though. There’s also a photo of the ladies of Mad Men – I liked Cara Buono’s vintage-looking gown, and of course, I loved Kiernan Shipka’s little party dress. She’s such a cutie. And there’s Mrs. Blankenship! Huzzah.






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  1. Pinoy says:

    Not about fashion but…After the whole Bruce willis inside her cleavage meme all i think of when I see her is twin Bruce’s popping out 😛

    EDIT: Link:

  2. cmc says:

    I don’t watch Mad Men so I can’t recognize the people in the last photo but…that’s not January Jones, is it? The blonde?

    Also, I actually like this look for her. Especially compared to what she usually wears.

  3. Sisi says:

    I think a side split might have been more elegant. Love Christinas hair this way.

  4. Hattie says:

    Her pinkie toe is trying to break free in those shoes… that is an issue.

  5. Zombie Nurse says:

    I love how Cara Buono is giving the “damn, girl!” sideye at Ms. Hendricks’ assets.

  6. Spiffy says:

    Kiernan is totes adorable.
    She is sooo cute!

  7. thinkaboutit says:

    Oh my, thanks for the mammaries!

    It’s just a bit much, and she looks extra wide in that gown. Just unflattering all around. And I HATE it when they wear shoes that are visibly too big — wtf, all that “styling” results in shoes that don’t fit way too often. Is it really that hard??

  8. Cherry says:

    Uhm, still no. But we’re getting there.

  9. gee says:

    I think if Elizabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks switched dresses they’d look perfect.

  10. Lenore says:

    What bugs me are the wide shoulder-straps, they’re almost like little cap-sleeves. She’s already so top-heavy, it drives me insane that she’s always dressing in things that make her shoulders look wider.

    And yeah, the boobs are a wonder, but I know plenty of women who are plentifully endowed who manage to dress without smooshing their boobs up so painfully. I’d like to see her in a loose cowl-neck or something that lets them breathe a little.

  11. cherryberry says:

    I think she looks great in comparison to most of her red carpet looks. I wish she would look as gorgeous in real life as she does on the show. And that Marchesa that Elisabeth is wearing is A-MAZING! Thought it was pretty on tv but the detail is beautiful. Her hair is tragic though. But she just has difficult hair.

  12. Sue says:

    The dress makes her look short and stocky and I’m so over her boobs, Sofía Vergara has big boobs manages to cover them up in a flattering way and show them off on occasion.

  13. Anguishedcorn says:

    I really wish she would not squish those poor girls together so very much. I think just giving herself an inch more of fabric across the bust would let them be natural looking. It always looks so painful the way they are squashed together. I liked the dress a lot on her, but agree a side slit would have looked better. I’d love to see her tone down her makeup just a click or two.

  14. Kaboom says:

    Pink and silver .. looks like trout.

  15. Callli Pygian says:

    Christina… no, just no.

    It looks like over the top Mother-of-the-Bride wear with her voluptuous figure. And too light in color for her uber-fair skin.

  16. tracking says:

    The cut isn’t super flattering (illusion of length would be a good thing) but I like the glamor, color, etc. Much improved!

  17. Katie says:

    I thought the dress looked better on tv than in pictures.

  18. Green_Eyes says:

    The top is too small and the shoes to big..

  19. Kit says:

    i have big boobs and it can be really difficult to find clothes that fit properly sometimes, especially evening wear. it’s so easy to look either too slutty or too dowdy.
    Having said that…the way her assets are squeezed together doesn’t look very comfortable. ouch…

  20. Liz says:

    finally she kinda gets it right

  21. Chloe (not chloe) says:

    Does anyone here remember Christina as Saffron from Firefly?

    Eh, old days.

  22. JaneWonderfalls says:

    I’m not in love with the dress, I think for a curvy hour glass shape they could have found a dress more flattering to her, and not feeling the make up or the hair. She’s a beautiful women but I’m not in love with this entire ensemble.

  23. Sweepea says:

    LOVE IT!

    I’ve never watched any of her interviews before, but in her red carpet interview she seemed absolutely sweet.

  24. lolas says:

    I’m looking at Christina’s shoes and they’re too big.

  25. Kloops says:

    Nope, not working for me. She is beautiful and has an amazing body but her styling stinks. Enough with the jacked up boobs already. We get it and are over it.

  26. LeeLoo says:

    I don’t like the washed color of Christina’s dress. But other than that I thought the dress was cute. I thought she looked cute all around.

    Elizabeth Moss needs to put a bag over her head.

  27. B says:

    This is a bit of an improvement, but it’s still pretty terrible.

  28. GliterSha says:

    I really wish she’d lose the WIG! I hate that fake hairline…

  29. spinner says:

    NO NO NO Christina!!! Don’t like this look at all. I don’t even feel like Motorboat. *sadness*

  30. serena says:

    The dress per se is beautiful but not on her. And her make up is hideous, the worst thing (not talking about her unclassy hairstyle- so boring and messy).

    Yeah she has boobs-issue but it’s not like she has to put them on our face..reduce them (as you surgically did them to begin with) or something, it really irritates me.

  31. Lauren says:

    Lovely. CH puts Goopiefrump to shame.

  32. Rosi says:

    the little girl who plays the daughter looks stunning. steals the scene every time when she is with ms johns. 🙂

  33. Mandy says:

    @Chloe – When I told my brother that was Christina Hendricks, he was like, “Her boobs must weigh more now than she did on Firefly!”

    No one does the lavishly endowed thing like Sofia Vergara, her stylist must be a damned wizard.

    Elizabeth Moss’s dress is OK, but Marchesa always looks too pageant-y for my tastes.

  34. original kate says:

    she looks good, but elizabeth moss’s dress is amazing.

  35. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I was at my sister’s place and while flipping the channels and after polite chit-chat one of the TMZ kids asked her if she gets tired of people obsessing over her decolletage. At this point, she got a Women’s Lib look of disdain on her face, then turned and walked away. Would a doctor dismiss you like that for asking about his or her stethoscope? No, but don’t think there’s doctor in the world who talks as much about medicine as this lady does about her chest (to remind people when they’re not immediately in view). And while I’m not advocating sexual harassment AT ALL, she’s got major brain damage if she thought things wouldn’t end up here. I mean, photos in low-cut lingerie, looking into the camera and sucking on a melon? How can you be so haughty about an image you so relentlessly construct–unless you’re just that stupid, and no one is that stupid. Vincent Katheiser is a bit odd, but he’ll stay at home once in a while.

  36. RobN says:

    Am I the only one who thinks that all these pale colors on already pale women just results in lots of people looking really washed out? Is Jane Lynch the only one who gets it? That purplish color looks fantastic on her.

    As for boob girl, yeah, we see them. Congrats.

  37. bagladey says:

    Neh, no good; and those boobs make all of her dress options seem “mature”.

  38. Catherine says:

    She’s got it so she flaunts it. I don’t see the issue since she isn’t a disgusting fatty. She is a gorgeous full figured woman.

  39. 4Real says:

    I like Elizabeth’s dress much better. It’s gorgeous. Christina looks HUGE below the waste in that dress. I only see boobs and nothing else. I don’t watch the show…so I’m not as impressed with her as everybody else is.

  40. Stubbylove says:

    Christina – we love ya – God bless your figure. Please consult Sofia and her stylist – I think they could give you some great pointers on what to do with the sisters other than continuously jacking them up to your neck line. I just feel like I’ve got something stuck in my throat when I see her in these dresses.

  41. Wresa says:

    Is she a really great actress? I can’t seem to grasp the fascination with CH, but I haven’t seen Mad Men so maybe I am missing something. Sure, boobs–bfd, Pam Anderson bought some too, so did Dolly Parton, both of my cousins, my bff’s mom…

    Anyway, this look is unflattering, and makes her look hefty rather than accentuating her waist, which we know she has based on her other looks.

  42. Hautie says:

    What I love best about Christina… is her husband.

    The man constantly looks like he just won the lottery.

    I love how they always walk the carpet together. It is just nice to see him willing to be there for her.

    Unlike Gwyneth’s husband. Who freaks the hell out if they are saw together… in public. The same man who refuses to show up for support to any of her events.

    I just find it telling when your husband, will not be saw with you in public. That is a big ass warning sign that it is time to move on.

    Then there are guys like this one of Christina’s… all smiles. Just happy to be there.

  43. G says:

    I like that she didn’t overuse the boobs this time. That said, the color doesn’t photograph well. Mostly, I wish she’d give up the somewhat retro look she’s been favoring and get current with her styling, hair, make-up etc. included.

  44. Cirque28 says:

    I think she looks as wide as the side of a barn in this, and since she’s so totally NOT, it is tragic. The top is too tight and the shoulders are all wrong for her body. She’s too pretty to dress so badly!

    Everyone else looks great though.

  45. Andie B says:

    CH has a catch 22 situation..her tatas look huge whilst on display, but if she covered them up they would look even bigger and she would look top heavy. Surely she didn’t get implants to make them that big. They must get in the way. I would hate to think when people looked at me all they saw was a giant set of boobs.

  46. kay says:

    The dress that Elizabeth Moss is wearing makes me want to have a second wedding (same guy though) just so I could wear it.

    I love love love it.

    Renee wore some big gold dress in Europe (I forget what for and where) but that one I want to get married in too.

  47. Kim says:

    Doesnt her husband or friends tell her she wears clothes 2 sizes to small? She looks like a stuffed sausage and her fake boobs are a mess sitting under her chin!

  48. Penguin says:

    This sounds horrible but never heard of her until I visited this website. Would look at stills of her on here and thought she was a bit overweight and not particularly attractive. Omg saw her on tv last nite and she is absolutely stunning. She s one of those people who aren’t overly photogenic but when u see them animated on tv you totally get what all the fuss is about.

  49. Camille says:

    You nailed it again Kaiser. From the waist up Christina looks really lovely- that neckline is lovely on her.
    I think a side split would have looked better as well.

    This is off topic, but I think Christina should have played Marilyn in that new movie coming out instead of Michelle Williams. Christina has that girlish sex appeal thing going on, plus the body and looks that Williams just doesn’t have.

  50. smh says:

    she looks fat, badly proportioned, short. this dress is really unflattering on a (not so) secretly fat body. and for the love of god stop emphasizing your tatas so much! it doesn’t take away from the fact that everybody has seen your former playboy-bimbo photos, and now knows you are just as suspected, obese.

    and I remember her Firefly days where she was supposed to be this bomb shell but except for the somewhat saggy boobs i thought to myself “wow, what a butterface”

  51. crtb says:

    Her skin is so pale. She needs to wear darker colors. She looks washed out.

  52. vixenela says:

    Painful. It just looks painful.

  53. Jen34 says:

    Sorry, but I agree with #50. She just looks fat.

  54. Kelly says:

    The dress is pretty except for the top. It is just too much.

  55. Nikki Girl says:

    I like her figure, but I wish she wouldn’t smash her boobs together like that, it’s just unflattering. Honestly, I think it looks like a butt sticking out of her dress. I mean, how does it not look like a big, pale butt? Just bad. But I think she’s very pretty and I like her figure a lot.

  56. Penguin says:

    @ # 50 u sound really jealous bet ur flat chested lol

  57. Koa M. says:

    The dress is awful and she’s just too heavy now, looks like she’s gained 25lbs since since season one of Mad Men.

  58. kibbles says:

    She looks good. The only people complaining about her chest are women. Men love to look at her assets and she is flaunting what she’s got. If she covered them up she’d look heavier. I think she looks great and I wish more women with big breasts and hips were showcased more in Hollywood. When you put her next to women who look anorexic like Sarah Jessica Parker and Julie Bowen, it makes one realize how much better a woman looks with some fat on her.

  59. smh says:

    @penguin i am flat chested, but i wouldn’t wish such huuuge tatas on my worst enemy. my aunt had a surgery to have her breasts reduced at age 60. can you imagine how painful it would be to have those huge fat pillows on you all the time? besides, even if i had large boobs i wouldn’t emphasize them -that- much. some cleavage is ok but it should be done tastefully and elegantly imo. of course she uses them to distract from her weight… or her butterface. or her bad acting lmao

  60. Bec says:

    Who wears the cleavage like that all the time? I could understand once or twice but now it’s all the time and I don’t think it looks good. And I LOVE Christina! LOVE! I wish she’d find a better way. She looked so pretty. Like her hair and love the dress except for the split.
    Are the girls really store-bought? So depressing.

  61. Jaxx says:

    I don’t understand why these stylists can’t do anything flattering to Christina’s hair. It always looks awful. As do the smooshed boobs. And NO, I am not jealous. I wouldn’t trade her figure problems for all the money in the world.