Michelle Dockery in Rosie Assoulin at the Emmys: gorgeous or boring?


Many Downton Abbey watchers have grown tired of the writing and the fact that the American awards shows still think Downton is a serious British drama. It’s not! It’s just a soap opera. So, please, stop nominating Downton for everything. It’s not deserving of any awards. But one of the best by-products of Downton getting so much attention for being such “classy” programming (it’s on PBS, after all) is that Michelle Dockery is invited everywhere. I love Michelle and she almost always looks great. She has a great stylist (whom she introduced to Lupita Nyong’o so now Lupita and Michelle share a stylist). Dockery wore this Rosie Assoulin gown which I LOVE. I love that it’s not red or coral. I love the color combination of paper-white, blue and green. I love the origami-like design. I love her paleness and that she isn’t bright orange. Michelle had one of my favorite looks of the night!



And just in case you think Dockery can only do lovely gowns, here’s an Elie Saab jumpsuit look she did at a pre-Emmy event a few nights ago. I think I like this better than her Emmy look!


And here’s Joanne Froggatt, who was nominated this year because poor Anna (on Downton Abbey) was raped. Joanne did really well this season even though the writing sucked. Her J. Mendel dress is sort of pageant-y but I like seeing her in something sort of “Vegas,” you know?


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  1. livan says:

    I would die for Michelle’s skin!

  2. Senaber says:

    Michelle’s gown is stunning and I also love how she owns her pale in a sea of fake tans.

    • Francis says:

      She’s not suppose to tan for her character on the show. Not that I think she would anyway. Her skin is lovely.

  3. Francis says:

    It reminds me of a flag I saw on the World Cup, I think Brazil?
    I don’t care for the dress at all.
    She’s a lovely looking lady though. Love her ,she just has a certain elegance like Audrey Hepburn.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      @Francis – Yes, she sends off that Hepburn vibe. I love the origami feel of the dress.

  4. Linn says:

    The colors of Michelle’s dress are perfect for her and I’m glad she isn’t overtanned like so many other stars. I’m not sure about the cut though.

    With the jumpsuit it’s the other way around. The cut suits her very well, but I feel like black from head to toe isn’t the best look for her.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      What is going on with the top? Is her stomach showing? This is my favorite dress but the top seems odd.

      I wonder if Joanne works hated at separating herself from her character? Like “Hey I can do Princess too!”

  5. Lilacflowers says:

    I like how Michelle is always willing to try something a little bolder and different and she carries it well.

  6. Hissyfit says:

    I don’t know. From the second pic, it looks like she’s going to a wedding or something. It’s cute but I’m not feeling it.

  7. LadyMTL says:

    Michelle’s dress doesn’t look like it fits properly in the bust, that’s the only thing that’s throwing me off a bit. Otherwise yes, I love the look.

    • Petrichor says:

      Agreeing with you again, Lady. That’s what I came to say.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree, I like it, but it gripes me that these stars can’t get clothes that fit them properly. You know that dress is worth a small fortune, but the extra pointy thing near her chest just ruins it.

      She is stunning, though. Love her in the jumpsuit.

  8. tinsel says:

    Michelle looks like she’s wearing the remnants of a flag of some newly formed country

  9. Lady Macbeth says:

    I don’t like her dress at all. That’s it.

    • Me neither. I don’t like the fit, the colors on her, or the lower-body cape. But the jumpsuit!?! That is hot — and I never thought I’d say that about a jumpsuit. Plus, her skin is just gorgeous. Love how she rocks the pale.

  10. DanaG says:

    I love Michelles gown it’s different and it’s eye catching. She looks good most times and yes she looked great pre emmy too.

  11. Lucy2 says:

    I like the colors and she looks pretty, but there is something vaguely flag like about the dress.

  12. Nev says:

    Downton Abbey is amazing and of course deserves awards!!!! Wonderful performances.

  13. Kristen says:

    I like the dress for all the same reasons you mentioned, Kaiser. She looks soft and feminine and stunning.

  14. Godwina says:

    I lost so much love for DA with the “Let’s get Anna raped!” thread. That is some vile shark-jumping, 80s-night-time-drama desperation right there, and *exactly* what women are up in arms about when it comes to giving them roles outside the friggin’ box. They did absolutely *nothing* new with that old saw, either. Writing Flail, Writing Fail, either-or.

    • Mrs. Darcy says:

      While I agree it was a bit trite and drawn out, I don’t think it was out of character for Downton- the show ran out of people to off for shock value (or just wanted a death-less season), so resorted to the next best shock value soap tactic. It was even more surprising in the U.K. because the actor who played the rapist was a soap hearthrob on another show a few yrs ago so it was very unexpected for him to come onto the show and be in this disturbing story arc. While I loathed that they did this to Anna and Bates, I do respect that the show treated the reaction to the rape in a period appropriate way and Joanna did the best job she possibly could have with the script. I think the rape was maybe a response to the slightly twee servant master romances that have preceded it on the show, because sadly I imagine a maid was more likely to be assualted than pined over moonily by the Lord of the Manor as the show has done in the past.

  15. Talie says:

    They’re all soap operas. All the Downton actors deserve their place there, I think.

  16. HK9 says:

    It’s cute but girl, that’s not your dress.

  17. ella says:

    Smokin’ hot in that jumpsuit. The dress…. meh.

  18. CuriousCole says:

    Michelle’s dress is great – for a yacht party. Great colors on her, but I hate it as an awards dress. I’m in love with her Elie Saab jumpsuit though, she rocked it!

  19. Lil' Sausage says:

    I love her, and I love the dress, but y’all it’s wrinkly!! Maybe it should have been taken up. It’s super wrinkly at the bottom… I find it super distracting. Gah!

  20. Ronia says:

    Not bad… Not great either. I’ve got tired of her, though. She is literally everywhere. As about Downton Abbey, to me it ended with the Christmas special of Season 3 and that’s where it was supposed to end. Fellowes had strength for three seasons which allowed him to develop characters and story lines. With the dragging it for money that followed, the writing went down the hill to such extend that I could hardly watch the first three episodes of season 4 and just stopped. It’s insulting, really. Besides, he is riding the wave and writing two more shows at the same time at the expense of quality. Thanks but no, thanks. BTW, why don’t we get anything on Dan Stevens and The Guest? I saw it at pre-screening for the guild, the movie is funny, smart and chic retro, he is absolutely great in it, fabulous performance and rave reviews, well deserved!