Jennifer Lawrence in cut-out Lanvin at the Spirit Awards: cheap or overdressed?

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence attended the Independent Spirit Awards last night where she won the award for Best Female Lead. I’d be willing to bet that she cannot wait for the Oscars to be over tonight, but she managed to put her game face on for this event. Her dress here is Lanvin, and at least it’s more dramatic than the Dior she’s been sporting for most of the awards season, but it’s far too formal (and a little bit tacky) for this show, which takes place in a tent on the beach. Kaiser and I were discussing last night how no one can ever manage to style this girl correctly while highlighting JLaw’s gorgeous figure and everyday-girl looks. Stylists always make her look so severe on the red carpet (and in magazines, where she sometimes appears unkempt) no matter what, and her makeup and hair are usually a mess.

Now onto this ensemble. The top part of this dress looks like JLaw simply covered her boobs with a napkin, and there’s a bit of sideboob (which isn’t too scandalous) that came out to play. The crystal choker would look fine at a movie premiere, but it looks ridiculous for a beachfront event. I do love this dress from the waist down though. I’m kind of a sucker for a well-cut asymmetrical hem, and those strappy sandals help accentuate those amazing legs. Her hair could have been worse though, and this semi-messy topknot is probably the best we could have hoped for here.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Outside of the tent, Jennifer put her ensemble together with a matching Lanvin jacket. The outfit makes more sense with this jacket, but only if it were a more formal event.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer’s makeup looked better than it has in the past. I’d have gone with a rouge pout instead of pink, but at least she matches the wallpaper.

Jennifer Lawrence

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones is just so damn adorable. Even though this dress is Stella McCartney, it’s appropriate for a rather informal show where she was nominated for Best First Screenplay (Celeste and Jesse Forever). Although she didn’t win the award, she’s my favorite of this bunch for her kicky look. The blues and greens of the dress are very beachy, and I like that she went with bright green shoes, which fit the mood of the event without being too matchy matchy. Her lip color is a bit bright, but Rashida’s wavy hair is gorgeous.

Rashida Jones

Ellen Page

Ellen Page truly embodied (her own) independent spirit by pulling something out of her closet that she’d probably wear to go get coffee in Seattle. I appreciate that she’s not one to join the crowd, but she could have made a bit more effort here, right? I still like her though.

Ellen Page

Brittany Snow

Brittany Snow is such a pretty girl, but here, she looked like one of those pop-up ballerinas that spin on top of a jewelry box. Brittany wore a Naeem Khan frock with lots of pink lace embroidery on top of a nude tulle base. It’s a little bit too girly and a little bit too much, but she didn’t go as overboard as JLaw did at this event.

Brittany Snow

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. T.Fanty says:

    I adore Ellen Page for not buckling to the trend. She looks badass and makes the others seem like simpering sorority girls. She looks clean, fresh and beautiful.

    • cr says:

      I liked Ellen’s outfit. And, if my memory of my trip to Seattle a few years back is correct, people don’t dress like that to go out to coffee.

    • lucky says:

      I don’t disagree with you that she’s beautiful but she seemed like she would have rather be picking out a yeast infection medication than be at this show. No smile, no interest. I noticed it when she was on stage with Daniel Radcliffe- he was engaged and enthusiastic and she was totally above it. If she wasn’t going all in, why bother? Now I see the same attitude in these photos.

    • minime says:

      Yes, I totally love her (guess she’s my girl crush) and I think she looks really good mainly because she probably feels good in what she’s wearing and doesn’t feel the need to parade something that she would never use. I think she deserves a lot of respect..and she’s a great actress also!

  2. lisa2 says:

    I really like her, and I have been saying this forever.

    They don’t know how to portray her. They don’t know who she is and how to dress her. She is not edgy. That dress looks so out of place on her. Like she is playing dress up or something. The whole outfit is wrong for this event and there lies the problem. I think we have seen it in photo spreads, they don’t know who she is. So they can’t dress her for the personality she has. I don’t understand it at all.

    She could have worn what Brittany or Rashida wore and I would have believed it more. Even the posing looked awkward. That is the kind of dress you have to work on a RC with attitude and a certain presence. She is not working the dress. She is just wearing it. And she has such a great figure that you can’t even see in the dress.

    I hate the way they style her, and I hate that she doesn’t have the strength of self yet to say HELL no to what they are having her wear.

  3. MrsBPitt says:

    I love Rashida Jones…she looks like a girl I would love to go have drinks with!!! Why is Ellen Page’s face seem so round and puffy…I don’t remember her face being that way usually…

  4. lady mary. says:

    Men behind Jlaw must have had a strong desire to unclasp that top, man i hate side boobs ,that angle makes the boobs look saggy and succumbing to gravity.

    • Meryl says:

      I don’t get that hype. She is very ordinary looking girl and she is not that talented. It seems that each and every award season needs the it girl no matter who she is. She must have damn good menager and publicist.

      • cs says:

        Jennifer needs a stylist.. They never put on the right clothing for her body. I think she’s attractive with make-up.. Without make-up, she’s just ordinary. I’ve not seen one of her movies so, I won’t comment on her talent. She seems cool in her interviews but sometimes she comes off like a try hard. Like she wants to be consider cool, bad ass but she’s just a girl from Kentucky that’s really thrilled underneath that HW has accepted her.

      • RN says:

        I disagree. I loved her performance in “Winter’s Bone”. I don’t often watch movies, and rarely twice, but I watched that one twice. I am amazed by her talent at such a young age.

      • Becky1 says:

        I don’t get all the hype re: J. Law either (I think it’s crazy that she’s probably going to win Best Actress tonight for what I thought was a solid but not great performance) but I think she looks good here. I think her dress is tasteful and the side boob is very minimal…not tacky at all. I like her with more natural looking make-up-she looks young and fresh.

        Actually, I think all of the ladies in this post look good in their own unique way. I wouldn’t wear Brittany Snow’s dress or Ellen Page’s outfit but they work on both of them.

      • Anna says:

        I mean really, I thought I’m the only one who doesn’t get it! JF has the deadest eyes ever. Cover the rest of her face and only look at her eyes: they never change expression. All other women in this post smile with their eyes – you know, like professional actors who can express emotion – but not her. I do not get why she’s so big!
        Sorry, feel guilty about being this bitchy, but if this is supposed to be a good actress we’re doomed..

  5. j.eyre says:

    All of these girls look gorgeous in the face – healthy, radiant, lovely. I like Jennifer’s dress very much. I wish it had a little more fabric on top (not a fan of side boob on anyone) but I would take it. The Heiress (aged 5), however, says she will never, ever wear it in her whole life… so that should save me some cash.

    I love Rashida’s shoes. Love them. She is so beautiful.

    • littlestar says:

      Yes, they really do, don’t they? No pin thin stick figures at all. Really nice to see such healthy beautiful bodies.

    • Emma says:

      They do look very healthy! The green shoes are amazing and I wish I had them to go with a dress I just bought : ( I thought Brittany Snow looked good, but then again I wanted to be a Ballerina when I was little and still love them so maybe I’m biased?

  6. T.C. says:

    I like the top half of Jennifer Lawrence’s outfit but hate the big bow and wrap-around skirt thing. Ellen Page and Rashida Jones get perfect two thumbs up from me. Brittany Snow a bit too princessy for the Spirit awards but like her makeup.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      I also like the top half, or would if it covered her boobs. It would have been very cute as an actual halter top with dressy tuxedo-type shorts.

      Rashida looks like a dumpy maid.

      None of them look like they are going to a show on the beach.

  7. Jane says:

    Seeing Lawrence in real life and then comparing her to those Dior shots is jarring. It makes the photoshopping really obvious. Glad to see this never ending awards season come to an end.

  8. kibbles says:

    Jennifer Lawrence’s best look is still the red CK dress with her hair down at the Academy Awards several years ago. She has not been able to beat that look even though she is more popular than ever before and a Dior girl. The stylists in Hollyweird are trying to change her into some high impact fashion model when her mass appeal is due to the fact that she comes off as anti-Hollywood in a lot of her interviews and is pretty in a simple girl next door way. She does not look good in haute couture or fancy and complicated dresses. She should wear simple dresses that accentuate her chest and/or legs. This dress doesn’t look right on her. It’s like she is trying to be someone she is not just like in the weird overly Photoshopped Dior ads.

    • elceibeno08 says:

      I remember JLaw wore a black dress with a cut out on top and a light train a few weeks ago. I thought she looked nice with that dress. I don’t like most Valentino dresses on her because she is a bit too young for them.

  9. i'm french don't kill me says:

    totally-OT:finally we found an award show without Anne Hathaway !!!

  10. elceibeno08 says:

    All ladies look nice and healthy, and I do agree Jennifer Lawrence is not being dressed properly by her team. I mean she does have a costume advisor right?

  11. Bijlee says:

    Cheap sooooo cheap. She looked radiant a few years ago at the 2011 independent spirit awards. She wore this white dress with her hair down. That’s when I thought…oh she IS a pretty girl. She looks awful here.

    Here she is at those 2011 awards. The dress could have been shorter but she still looked way better there than here. Plus it seemed like she was hinting about her look Oscar night.

    • kibbles says:

      Yeah, it’s like she is looking progressively worse with each year when she should look better as she becomes more popular, rich, and has more access to designer clothes and stylists. It’s because she looks better without a ton of makeup and fancy clothes. Several years ago she probably had more say in what she wore. Now she is probably over thinking what she should wear and relying too heavily on a stylist rather than her own intuition. She looked much better at the 2011 awards shows.

    • i'm french don't kill me says:

      actually her best look of her Oscar campaign

      • lisa2 says:

        I love that orange dress on her. Simple, sexy..

        She looked great in that.

      • kibbles says:

        Those were simple dresses that any woman could wear to work or out on the town. That’s why she looks great in them. That yellow dress is amazing on her. She should have worn that to the ISA. She looks better with her hair down too.

  12. Shira says:

    I wanted to RAVISH Jennifer… I was seriously drooling at all these pictures, but I’m sorry, so many people should be fired for not letting her know that once the flashes hit – that top half was completely see-through.

    Oh, and I actually loved her hair and make up in this one, very fitting to the location.

  13. A Fan says:

    It’s not my taste but that’s not the point – it looks good on her and she looks good.

    Bonus! She’s still got her natural boobs (oh please, Jennifer, don’t do anything stupid)…

    • Cece says:

      I think she looks great, too. She’s young and can get away with something like this – at least it’s not boring! I don’t know why everyone wants her to have a “style.” I think it’s great that she’s still experimenting. Maybe she feels like different things on different days. She seems pretty normal – I don’t get the hate on her look.

  14. anonymous fan says:

    Jennifer’s dress looks like something Rihanna would wear,that’s not a compliment btw, and she had that forced smile on her face.I bet her manager or publicist told her to “sex it up”.She looks like she would totally be more comfortable in a simple black dress without the side boob and back out.Maybe she didn’t know how informal the ISA are.

  15. aud says:

    I was actually impressed with Jennifer’s outfit. I thought her make up was natural and gorgeous, hair was right. They kept her hair simple since she had on that huge choker thing. Would have looked horrible any other way.

    She looks more awake, happy and alert than she has in weeks.

    I also thought the dress looked great on her figure. It was sophisticated and flattering on her.

    Though that was before I knew it was an event in a tent. I can agree that it was a bit much for this event.

    Ellen Page is so odd. She can somehow look like she’s nearing 30 and 15 at the same time. HOW?

  16. kibbles says:

    I completely forgot about Ellen Page until now. The only two films I remember her in are Juno and Inception. Wasn’t she the “it” girl a while back too? Not to be mean but I see this happening with Jennifer Lawrence because even though she is prettier and more feminine than Ellen Page, she seems like the type who could be easily forgotten after a few years unless she continues making blockbuster films. Every year there is an “it” girl like Ellen Page or Julia Stiles or Emily Blunt or Rachel McAdams. Either they take some time off or make a few bad films then Hollywood moves on to the next girl next door “it” girl of the year. All of these women still get good work but it’s just a reminder that most stars’ popularity fades at some point.

    • Bijlee says:

      Oh my gosh that so true about Ellen. Wow. But JLaw is in a franchise so she will ull through that and be a big name for a long time. I can’t wait till tonight when all these dumb award shows are over and we get to miss her for a while. Get to miss everyone for a while. I’m not n any way invested in the awards tonight, but dang am I burnt out just from the coverage.

    • marie says:

      She will disappear because she’s not a chameleon like Jessica Chastain. She always plays a variation of the strong, opinionated young woman and she’s way too overexposed. Like, people talk about her as if she was God’s gift to acting and nobody knew how to act until Jennifer arrived.

      • Michele says:

        In SLP, wasn’t she just playing a version of herself…outspoken, sassy extrovert demanding attention?

      • kibbles says:

        Michele, SLP is a good film but so overrated. It’s only because of Weinstein that SLP has been nominated for so many Academy Awards. Another it girl who was overhyped by Weinstein was Gwyneth Paltrow and even though I’m not a fan, I think Paltrow’s performance in Shakespeare in Love was more deserving of an Oscar than Lawrence’s role in SLP.

      • Michele says:

        kibbles, I did enjoy SLP and it is a good film but I don’t think it deserves all the hype it’s receiving. I actually thought Bradley Cooper did an outstanding job in his role but Jennifer is the one getting this huge push from Weinstein because he wants her to be the next “It” girl like Paltrow was a few years back. I don’t see this incredible range everyone is claiming of her. All I see of her SLP Tiffany character is Jennifer herself…the outspoken, sassy extrovert who craves attention in every interview she has done during this Oscar race.

      • kibbles says:

        Michele, I think all of this publicity could actually backfire on her. I’ve been looking around the internet and there has been a consensus from a lot of comments that people like JL, that she is a refreshing change from the usual vapid movie stars, and that she is talented. HOWEVER, people are also saying that her performance in SLP is overrated and asking why wouldn’t she be nominated for her performance for the Hunger Games instead. I see this as all Weinstein’s doing. I think JL would have been fine with a low key Oscar campaign because due to the Hunger Games franchise, she’ll be quite popular enough as it is for at least several more years. If it had been JL, I think she would have had a chill Oscar campaign. Weinstein just cares about himself so he has no problem working his connections and pushing this girl to the limit. Unfortunately, it could backfire on JL being too overexposed and winning an Oscar for a performance that a lot of people see as being bought and paid for by Weinstein.

    • Suze says:

      Jennifer has attached herself to a well-received and critically acclaimed franchise, so she’ll be around for a while.

      Ellen Page had a quirkier public persona – not everyone’s cuppa.

      But all stars fade after a while.

  17. Claudia says:

    I love it! But I agree, maybe a little overdressed for the event.

  18. Kelly says:

    I like the edginess of the collar on Jennifer’s dress. It has an edgy cocktail feel to it. Because it’s in a tent, she should wear what, breezy gauze?

    I think they all look good in their own way. A for Ellen Page, I like the outfit. She looks put together in a WTF cool way, sort of a younger version of Diane Keaton.

  19. taxi says:

    I like Jennifer’s outfit. Ellen’s would be cool if the jacket weren’t patchwork pieced parts.
    Rashida’s dress is awful & there’s nothing beachy about damask fabric. Did she get it from her grandmother’s attic?
    I’m pretending the embroidered tulle with the hem ruffle didn’t really happen.

  20. henderswife says:

    I think Jennifer looks gorgeous! Her hair, makeup and dress are stunning. I see nothing wrong with her at all.

  21. Cordelia says:

    Rashida Jones is clearly very pretty… but her clothes are always as boring as her character on Parks.

  22. Tiffany says:

    I think Jen looks amazing. I can’t believe people are complaining about side boob. There is like 2cm of side boob! I love this on her, it shows off her small back/torso and shoulders. She looks elegant.

  23. Meg says:

    I want to see her in a natural looking ensemble, her flowing blond hair-she’s naturally beautiful-her face isn’t jacked like most women in her industry. why is her hair always up? i agree they don’t style her correctly. maybe they want her taken seriously so they play down her blond hair? she looks amazing the last time she went to the oscars. her and blake lively have similar hair-play it up!
    and if i had JLaws body-i’d have a hard time wearing any clothes. so no hatred for her in wearing this. and her tan looks natural and healthy. do i have a little crush on JLaw-sounds like it :) haha

  24. Dawn says:

    Oh I so like all of these people because they ARE all so talented. But I gotta say Rashida is just my favorite because I find her so endearing on P&R. It’s so nice to see people dressing well for once.

  25. bea says:

    Rashida is SO gorgeous, but I think her two piece get-up is gawdawful. The sleeves are too long, the neckline looks like something my mother would approve of and it’s ill fitting around the hips. The best part of the outfit are her beautiful tanned legs with those shoes.

    I agree regarding JLaw – she’s another gorgeous woman who rarely gets put into something that’s flattering. I don’t hate what she has on, but I don’t love it.

    I’m not sure who Britanny Snow is, but I like her dress and I think it looks good on her. I’ve see way more “ballerina” than that before.

  26. Barhey says:

    JL has lost a bit of weight recently hasn’t she? She’s not emaciated but its noticeable that shes thinner than ever here. Hopefully she is still able to shrug off the body critics who have been relentless towards her.

    • kibbles says:

      She still looks very fit and healthy but I agree that she has lost some weight, I would guess around 10 pounds since last year. I’m sure she’s been stressed and busy. I do think she looked better a few years back with the few extra pounds but she was also younger as well and seemed to have a chubbier face back then.

  27. Jayna says:

    Kerry Washington’s gown and color is gorgeous on her. Oops. Wrong thread.

  28. Lisa says:

    Rashida is such a beautiful woman, but she’s continuing the bad makeup from this season’s Parks. Too heavy on the eyes and lips. She has a sweet smile though. :)

  29. Apples says:

    I was shocked to read all the comments disliking JLaw in this dress. I loved this look and think this modern Lanvin dress -and makeup- is the best she has ever looked. (I realize that for many, that may not be saying much…)
    As far as the side boob, women are literally HANGING out of their dresses these days which inches of cleavage. What is so bad about a tiny bit of side boob? When they are real, women’s boobs sag. Why should we apologize for our bodies?

  30. lucy2 says:

    I don’t mind JL’s dress from the front, but from the side it’s too exposed and not the right feel for this event.
    I love Rashida – not crazy about the dress, but she’s so great who cares.

    A group of lovely, talented women.

  31. Tessa says:

    I like JL’s dress idea, but it would look better with a bit more fabric or straps in the top above the breast line, not because it is too revealing, for I really don’t think it is, but because something seems to be lacking there. I would have added a large strap or something. A bit of side boobs is all right.

  32. F5 says:

    I was shocked that I was happy for her Oscar.. but congrats:)