Sandra Bullock in ruffled Lanvin at Critics’ Choice: striking or strange?


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Sandra Bullock wore a long, tiered ruffled Lanvin gown which I was surprised that I liked on camera. This is an eggplant color, right, or is that darker purple? Like Jessica Chastain’s dress, the photos didn’t do this dress justice. I thought it was interesting and flattering on camera, which is surprising for a dress that was just a very long series of ruffles. Somehow it elongated Bullock and made her look very tall and elegant.

Bullock won Best Actress in an Action Movie, for Gravity of course. (Here’s a link to the full list of winners.) She joked that she wanted to thank other action stars like John Claude Van Damme, Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone for “teaching me everything I know.” She also thanked George Clooney “for floating away and never coming back.” Bullock’s awesome speech wasn’t without controversy. She was interrupted by an audio voice-over and she dropped an F-bomb which was silenced out. Bullock recovered quickly and quipped “I’m an action hero. You do not do that to an action hero!” Here’s a link to her speech. Sandra’s speeches are always so entertaining.

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In direct contrast to Sandra Bullock’s great look, we have one of my favorite actress, Kristen Bell, in a decent v-neck Pamella Roland gown with atrocious styling. Who did this to this lovely woman? This is not a bad dress, with that off-center keyhole neckline and the one-sided sequins across the front, but her poofy hair and overdone makeup kill the look. You can do a cat eye without looking like an actual cat. The makeup is so bad it looks like she had work done, but I doubt that’s the case.

Bell presented Best Acting Ensemble with Rainn Wilson, which went to American Hustle. They did a little skit in which Rainn affected a French accent.

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Here’s another example of bad styling, Abigail Breslin, 17, in vintage Badgley Mischka. I really like the fit, color and embellishments on that gown. It fits her incredibly and it’s so pretty. She should have lightened up on the makeup, though, which is overwhelming what could have been a homerun of a look.

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39 Responses to “Sandra Bullock in ruffled Lanvin at Critics’ Choice: striking or strange?”

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  1. Sharra55 says:

    It’s amazing how bad make-up/hair can mess up an otherwise amazing look.

  2. Allie says:

    I looooooove the color of Sandra’s dress.

  3. Lopusta says:

    Sandra looks botoxy but the gown is great on her amazing figure. My God I can’t believe Abigail is 17 see her boobs.

  4. Helvetica says:

    The dress is nice but does nothing for her (the way it is cut w/t he ruffles). I think ruffles, for anyone, are hard to pull off. Perhaps on Taylor Swift it would have looked nice. Still, Sandra is my girl. Love her.

  5. Christo says:

    I love Sandra, but this dress looks like an elongated version of a fringe ensemble worn by a waitress in a Southern-themed, honky-tonk bar. I can almost smell the foaming beer/salty pretzels combo and hear the blaring jumbo-tron television overhead. This looks like something Shania Twain would have worn in 1998.

  6. V4Real says:

    Wow little Miss Sunshine all grown up. The movie “The Call” wasn’t that great but she was spectatuclar in it.

  7. blue marie says:

    I love Sandra and I think she looks good here. Fun fact: I like to torture my SO with “All About Steve”, when he makes me mad, he can’t stand her so I like to play her most annoying movie to piss him off.

    Kristen looks horrible, I don’t like any of it. And I always forget Abigail Breslin is still working, cute girl.

  8. Sullivan says:

    Why so much make-up? All three of their faces are buried in make-up. They’re attractive women, but they’re hiding it behind grease paint.

  9. Neffie says:

    I think Sandra looks gorgeous and has hardly aged since Speed.

  10. Bshg says:

    Loved Abigail in Little Miss Sunshine but I admit I haven’t seen any other movie featuring her. I can’t help but noticing that she’s been going with the “slutty prom queen” look lately. I don’t like that, she’s a young talented girl who doesn’t need to put her breasts on display to get some attention!

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      Developing a voluptuous body so young is really hard, so I feel for her. It’s difficult to find age appropriate things that fit well. And you’re discovering your sexuality while not really know how to work it and show it correctly. I think she’s gone a little too vava voom and grownup, tho. I’d rather she went a more fun 50s vintage angle instead of the super sexy/borderline trashy looks.

      • Tig says:

        I concur with the challenges of having an extremely well developed body at an early age, but shouldn’t a stylist be able to deal with that? A 17 yr old doesn’t need makeup that looks like it was applied with a sparkling knife! Seems like flashing cleavage to this extent could at least wait til she 18- which for all I know was the day of the event-LOL!

        K Bell’s makeup is awful- love that color on Sandra Bullock.

    • Leila in wunderland says:

      No need to slut-shame girls just because their dresses are showing cleavage, ladies. I’m sure none of you would care about a 17-year-old guy walking around topless (remember Taylor Lautner), or say that he’s talented and doesn’t need to take his shirt off for attention, or dare to call it slutty and trashy, so why do it to a 17-year-old girl for wearing a long, elegant, cleavage-baring gown? No need to promote the sexual double standard.

      • pamspam says:

        I didn’t interpret those comments as ‘slut shaming.’ I think there’s just something to be said about not over-sexualizing minors. I don’t find the dress super inappropriate or anything, but sheesh – she’s still a teenager (though admittedly on the verge of adulthood). There’s plenty of time to vamp it up! I can’t speak for others, but I feel the same about male teenagers being all shirtless and whatnot. :)

  11. Deseree02 says:

    I think they all look beautiful.

  12. MaryBeth says:

    Bullock looks GORGEOUS.

  13. MademoiselleRose says:

    I love the blue dress, she looks gorgeous in it. Don’t agree about bad makeup … going to the shops, too much, but this is an event where they are dressed to the nines so I think the makeup is entirely appropriate and they all look beautiful.

  14. Common Sense says:

    I too love Sandra’s speeches and her interviews as well.

  15. lucy2 says:

    I love the color and shape of Sandra’s, but the ruffles are a bit much for me.
    I don’t mind Kristen’s so much, it’s nice to see her in something longer, she usually goes short skirt.
    Abigail’s dress is really pretty, but agree she’s wearing too much makeup.

  16. Ladyray says:

    God, Abigail has grown breasteses (yes I said breasteses). I feel so old.

    Makeup is a bit much but I love that she’s owning it & she’s not rail thin like the rest of Hollywood.

  17. Grant says:

    Damn, Sandra looks phenomenal! Beautiful gown, makeup is on point… She hit a home run. Her best awards season look thus far.

  18. Marianne says:

    I wasn’t really a fan of Sandra’s ruffle dress.

    I loved Kristen’s dress. But hated her eye make-up. It was too much and made her eyes look really small.

    Abigail’s dress looked to mature for her. I think it would have been an amazing dress on someone in their 40′s or older.

  19. Karen says:

    Why is Abigail Breslin wearing a mother of the bride dress? Lots of fugly dresses this award season on the most part.

  20. Nikki Girl says:

    Abigail has a body just like mine, hurrah! I actually think her make-up looks good, goes along with the gown in a very vintage way.

  21. Maritza says:

    Beautiful dresses, not so much their makeup, except for Sandra’s.

  22. Kosmos says:

    Sandra’s dress onstage looked gorgeous, and I just loved it, and I support her wholeheartedly because she is one of our amazing and fun female actresses. I like the burgundy dress shown here, too, but the awards dress suited her to a T and the colors were perfect for her. Awesome, is all I can say….she pulled it off perfectly!!

  23. Leila in wunderland says:

    The only look I actually like here is Kristen Bell’s- I love it. I don’t like the color or ruffles on Sandra’s dress, and I don’t care for the patterns on Abigail’s dress- it would have been fine if the pattern was only on the sleeves. I love her hair and make-up, though.

  24. moon says:

    Is it me, or does Abigail look like Kirsten Dunst here?