Uma Thurman in navy Atelier Versace at the BAFTAs: boring or beautiful?

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman wore a basic navy Atelier Versace dress to the BAFTAs last night. This dress was a disappointment but better than many of Uma’s recent choices. I liked the little matching jacket (with a train!) that Uma wore when she entered the scene. She owned that jacket like a boss. The way she walked showed off some serious leg. Then Uma removed the outer layer, and the dress fell apart. That sounds mean, right?

Overall, this is not a bad dress, but the shape is quite dull. From the front view and without the jacket, there’s nothing about this look that takes my breath away. Poor Uma. I watched Kill Bill: Vol. 1 over the weekend (which is not even a good example of Uma’s prettiness), and she was breathtaking in that film. Now she can’t move her face. Something nice: that diamond necklace is amazing.

Uma Thurman

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko looked like a total knockout in Burberry. I’m so glad she’s able to quickly shed the stigma of being a female sidekick of Tom Cruise. Olga’s dress is a mixed bag. Slinky on the bottom, sophisticated on top, and weird in the middle. I could have done without the peek-a-boo tummy feature, but the contrast of the black fabric with the red-and-orange scales on the bottom makes for major drama. Her hair is to die for, and she is so gorgeous.

Olga Kurylenko

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson chose a vintage Balmain Couture. Or rather, the Balmain Couture chose Gillian. This is a whole lotta dress for such a tiny woman. The color palette (very nautical) is interesting, and the back tie looks like a ship sail. Up close, the fabric looks like crepe paper. Gillian could have smouldered but instead, she’s going boating.

Gillian Anderson

Josephine de la Baume

Josephine de la Baume wore a royal blue Marios Schwab dress with sheer sleeves. I’m okay on this dress but it feels more appropriate for a premiere than an awards show. For what it’s worth, the runway version was almost completely sheer.

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  1. Zbornak Syndrome says:

    Uma KILLED it. Va va va VOOM! Does anyone else think she is kind of morphing into Christina Hendricks?

    • BreeinSEA says:

      Boobs! Did she get them done? When she walked all I saw were hips and tits. Shes much curvier than her KillBill days.

  2. Lucy2 says:

    Love the bottom, dislike the top of Olga’s. Uma’s is a little boring but not bad.

  3. BooBooLaRue says:

    Uma? Meh. She looks more and more like Toni Collette which is a good thing.

  4. LAK says:

    I really loved Uma’s dress. Sometimes simplicity can work. Not many people can pull it off and she did. She looks statuesque.

    Besides, look at the very beautiful Georgia Chapman looking fugly in Marchesa in that top pic, standing in the background. Serves her right for inflicting Marchesa on us. That dress is fugly and she looks matronly.

    Everyone else is so fugly.

    Josephine whatshername looks very matronly here, something i’d never have said about her before.

    Gillian, really? Just because it’s vintage, doesn’t make it stylish. Burn that dress!!

  5. Ice Maiden says:

    Uma’s dress ‘basic’ or ‘boring’? Seriously? I might need to check eithera dictionary or my glasses then, because I thought she was breathtaking.

    • TxGal says:

      I love the color and design of the dress. It might be simple but to me it’s beautiful.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      Ice Maiden,
      I’m with you! I don’t even particularly like Uma but when I saw her in this dress, I was taken aback at the elegance, simplicity, and beauty. To me, she and Lupita were the best dressed there.

  6. smee says:

    Uma’s dress looks too bathing-suity for me without the fitted jacket, which she should have kept on. The cut at the bust of the jacket is so wonderful.

    Josephine de la Baume’s dress gives the illusion of her having a huge, deep cleavage and not in a good way.

    Gillian Anderson does look a bit overwhelmed by that dress and she looks very tired and under-styled.

  7. teatimescoming says:

    gillian anderson! yes, i love that. also: uma looks amazing. i like the detailing on the skirt of olga k, but not the color.

  8. Dawn says:

    I loved Uma! She looked amazing. Gillian Anderson on the other hand really missed the boat!

  9. I Choose Me says:

    Uma is killing it WITH the jacket. Without, not so much. Her figure though is enviable. I also really like Olga’s outfit but agree the cut out ruins it a little.

    • j.eyre says:

      I agree, its a little dull without the jacket but with the jacket its amazing.

      I like the chiffon element on the back of Gillian’s dress – that’s nice to look at.

  10. Allie says:

    I’ve never heard of Olga before but she is gorgeous. Absolutely love her dress.

  11. Meme says:

    Uma may have a great body but her face looks embalmed

    • Cazzee says:

      It’s interesting to see which route actresses in their forties choose to take – do they tweak just a bit and continue to age publicly (e.g. Gillian Anderson, Naomi Watts) or do they try to completely stop time, like Nicole Kidman?

      Unfortunately, it looks like Uma has chosen the latter path. She has the Carla Bruni look now – still amazing from the neck down, but barely recognizable in the face.

  12. Azurea says:

    Gillian’s expression seems to be doubting her gown choice….I agree, Gillian. It might’ve looked better if it FIT. That bodice looks like it’s on it’s way down.

  13. Jayna says:

    I love Uma’s gown. It’s very striking on her. But what has Uma done to her face?

  14. Tig says:

    Uma really works the dress, but she has thecat eye going, and it’s not from makeup!

    Watched Season 1 of The Fall right bef the BAFTAs- Gillian A is so beautiful! I liked the dress on her.

    Not a fan of midriff cutouts for formal wear.

  15. Brittney says:

    When Uma walked out onstage to present an award, my boyfriend and I both gasped. I’d only seen her in still photos like these lately, but in motion… THAT FIGURE! Her face is still stunning, too… not as rigid as I’d come to believe. She’s only 43!

  16. Aria says:

    Uma was IMO yesterday best dressed.

  17. Carebearvancouver says:

    The only bad part of Uma ‘s dres s is her FACE! I thought women were moving away from frozen face and hers is worse than ever…….sad and disappointing. With this face I would never see a new movie with Uma in it..

  18. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Oh Uma…just say no to botox, with your bone structure it is so unnecessary. I didn’t see the dress with the jacket until now, agree it looks much better. The dress is a little meh but I love that she is wearing form fitting clothes on her curvier bod. She wore a cute shirt/skirt combo on Jonathan Ross in the U.K. Gillian looks a hot mess but I love her anyway.

  19. JH says:

    Olga K wins everything. She looks so perfect in every way.

  20. Helvetica says:

    I LOVE Uma’s cape/coat over her dress. Goodness, it’s beautiful (so is she)!)

  21. Celia says:

    I love Uma’s dress but and she looked great from a distance but some close-up photos really indicate she has been messing with her face lately.

  22. Bread and Circuses says:

    I agree Uma’s dress look AMAZING with the jacket and less so without. She still looked gorgeous, but with the jacket, her look was perfection.

  23. magpie says:

    Uma has such a ridic body that she can pull that off. But the subtle color difference of the black of the top coat and the dress looks cheap.

  24. IceQueen says:

    I love Uma’s dress! Perfection.

  25. aurelia says:

    Uma looks amazatron! Back to her former glory. Adored the chic jacket too. She always had a fab rack. Just wished she had a red lippy on.

  26. aurelia says:

    Also love the fact Uma is a decent weight. In shape but not hollywood skinny.

  27. Kimberly says:

    I thought Uma looked fantastic! Simple dress but yet stunning!

    I see she’s gained some weight, which is a good thing cause her body looks better than it has in a while. I prefer her with some meat on her bones.

    Uma and Lupita Nyong’o were the best dressed ladies @ the BAFTAS IMO.