January Jones in dusty rose Givenchy at the Emmys: unexpectedly pretty?

January Jones sort of phoned it in this year, didn’t she? Our Lady of Ice-Cold Vanilla Bitchery felt like being nice to the peasants who love to hate-watch her fashion choices. January did not deliver some high-fashion statement “look” nor did she go all out with some avant-garde designer. For last night’s Emmys, January wore this dusty rose-beige Givenchy gown. January even had “Old Hollywood” styling – she looked like a 1940s movie star from the neck up. From the neck down… well, I thought the dress was boring and beneath her normal standards. Who even expected January to wear a completely normal dusty rose dress? WITH LACE?

I saw January on the E! Red Carpet show, and when they did the full-body glam cam, it seemed like the skirt was a lot stiffer than I was expecting. Is it just me or is this lace not really “lace”? Like, I think it might be some kind of leather-treated fabric or something. Anyway, I guess it sort of works if you wanted January to do an uncontroversial look. My biggest problem is that band at the bottom of the dress – it makes the dress look like a repurposed curtain.

And on the other side of the battle royale between Don Draper’s wives, we have Jessica Pare in Oscar de la Renta. I guess Jessica is trying to become the new Mad Men woman to hate-watch. I’m sorry, but this dress looks like a repurposed bridesmaid’s dress, right? SO MUCH TAFFETA. Her makeup and hair look good though.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Ellie66 says:

    The blue dress looks great with Jessicas skin tone although it really does look like a 80s Prom dress. The other dress sucked all the color out of Jennifer’s face.

  2. Mabs says:

    Yuk yuk yuk. JJ’s washed out (wtf’s up with that hem?) and then they put a great gown on Pare and since there’s a window to showcase some shoes, let’s wrap her ankles in black leather so they scream for attention. :|

  3. Kate says:

    I love January’s dress and her eye make-up is gorgeous.

    I was totally on board with Jessica’s look until I scrolled down and saw the mullet-y hem. When will that trend die?

  4. Hautie says:

    I really like the turquoise Oscar dress. Love that color. It even fits her decently. Not a bad dress.

    What I disliked where those shoes.

    She needed a little sparkle on her feet. Not some big, black, bold… ankle strappy heel.

    And as odd as that muted mauve dress that January has on might be…. it isn’t a bad dress. Honestly, I am happy to see her attempt a nice basic look.

  5. Sisi says:

    Jessica’s dress looks hideous in pictures, but it looked kinda nice in motion. It’s really confusing me.

  6. Bex says:

    Those shoes with that taffeta dress are tragic.

    January’s outfit was a snoozer.

  7. lucy2 says:

    Don’t care for either, but January looked pretty, and I did like the color on Jessica, just not the dress itself.

  8. Jenn says:

    Jessica Pare should have looked in a full length mirror… Those shoes!!! Awful, so awful.

  9. loveisthecoal says:

    Am I the only one who hates this trend of shoes that look like ankle monitors? When will it die?!

  10. GlimmerBunny says:

    I don’t care for January’s dress, but she is SO beautiful. She would have been the perfect choice for “Grace of Monaco”.

    Hated Jessica’s whole look and I think she is very odd looking.

  11. MisJes says:

    January Jones was actually my favourite look of the night. I love the soft colour, the interesting fabric, the cut and fit of the gown and the gorgeous hair and make-up.

    She looked absolute perfection in my books. Perfection.

  12. QQ says:

    That dress on January gave me her personality and acting styles : like watching oatmeal colored wall paint dry… Slowly

    Jessica Pare’s makeup and dress color were good… Thats all ive got

  13. Talie says:

    She and Claire Danes need to play sisters… I kept confusing them last night!

  14. Faye says:

    JJ is so pretty when she smiles. She should do it more often. Love the makeup and hair, the dress is blah.

    Pare’s dress is such a WTF. That bust -what is that? I usually love de la Renta. And that’s supposed to be good hair? She looks like she just tossed it up casually at the gym.

  15. Janet says:

    Not feeling Jones’s dress at all. It’s just meh.

  16. Tish says:

    January’s dress needs a belt.

  17. Crabcake says:

    Beautiful – both of them. January is one of those women you can dress up and just looks stunning. Its strange because she’s kind of plain but can be transformed into this classic beauty.

  18. Talie says:

    By the way, was she the only one in a couture dress from one of the big houses? I think so… that’s interesting.

  19. Jayna says:

    January’s dress really washed her out and didn’t flatter her figure. The color of the blue gown is stunning. The actress manages to carry the style off.

  20. Deb says:

    Jessica looked great and fresh. January looked like an old curtain

  21. Sal says:

    JJ’s hairstyle is so beautiful, very classic, classy and elegant. Jessica’s dress is HIDEOUS! Especially the middle picture. You should never be able to see the lining especially at the back. A major fashion no-no. Such a hideous and malfitted dress.

  22. Sprink says:

    What weird sorcery is happening with Jessica Pare’s legs? I realize the fabric might be hiding a bit of her calves but–seriously–there is something freaky/photoshop-y here.

    The top limbs are Hollywood actress, the bottom limbs are UNICEF plea.

  23. Tig says:

    Thought JJ’s hair and makeup were great- didn’t like the color on her. Did anyone see her interview on the red carpet? That was so painful- mad Grumpy Cat look like Happy Cat!

  24. Sachi says:

    Jessica Pare tries too hard. That gown is a mess and her hair wasn’t great either. Sleek silhouettes suit her better.

    January’s gown: lace rarely works in blush pink, but I do like the contrasting fabrics to boost up the daintiness of the lace. The bottom part is made of thicker fabric, so the lace stands out and looks “expensive” rather than just looking like an old curtain, as what usually happens in truly cheap lace clothing. Hair and makeup looked nice.

  25. themummy says:

    Eew! January Jones looks so washed out, like she (and that godawful dress) could just blend into the wall. She looks so bad that she looks sick to me. Her skin color and dress blend in a very sickly way. I have a strong dislike for her in the first place, though, so I may be biased, but still…blech.

  26. Shelly says:

    Jessica’s dress….um, no. Awful.

    January looks gorgeous.

  27. Fan says:

    She has always been beautiful even without trying.

  28. Kim says:

    Did they go to the Jessica McClintock blow out sale together? Awful dresses.

  29. Original Me says:

    both gowns are awful. january jones is a hick and can’t dress herself. she was rude and disagreeable to ryan seacrest during the “e” red carpet show. i know those red carpet interviews are lame, but at least show a little class and humor instead of pretending it is so far beneath your south dakota ass.

  30. taxi says:

    JJ’s dress would be pretty on someone else, with appropriate shoes. She needs to stop with the ice blue eye shadow in her inner corners, too.

    Pare’s dress is a good color, bad style & terrible fit. Bodice is too tight & rolls. The shoes? Give them to the nearest homeless woman you see.