Christina Hendricks dons a yellow Stephen Jones turban: love it or hate it?


When I was in college, I went through a ‘do-rag phase. I had a collection of vintage scarves and I would use them as headbands, ponytail binders or as traditional “kerchief” ‘do-rags. I left that phase behind. Nowadays I’m mostly in a low-ponytail phase, if I do anything to my hair at all. But Christina Hendricks is still experimenting with scarves and headpieces and such. Or whatever this is. These are pics of Christina at the Club Tacori Gentlemen’s Jewelry Collection Launch in West Hollywood yesterday. Christina wore Ralph Lauren trousers (I love those), a simple white Wes Gordon blouse and a Stephen Jones turban. InStyle is calling it a “turban”. I’m not sure if it falls under the traditional definition of “turban” though. Christina explained to InStyle:

“I’ve gotten very into turbans recently! I’ve liked them for a long time, and I feel like they’re making a comeback so they’re easier to find. I’m picking them up whenever I can find them. I like this one because it’s pre-wrapped so it’s like a hat, and all I have to do is flop it on my head. Plus, the golden yellow color is gorgeous. My style is a bit whimsical, a bit classic, and a bit romantic at the same time. I’m very experimental and I’ll try anything.”

[From InStyle]

Is this whimsy? Is this experimental? Or is this just kind of whacky and dumb? I’m kind of ambivalent. I’m not in love with this look on Hendricks, but I give her props for trying something different. So, are turbans the newest trend? Will turbans be big during the awards season?! Okay, now I’m actually hoping that this is the new trend. Some women can really pull off a turban look. But you know how it will go – Julianne Moore will try it and then everyone will be like “OMG STOP WITH THE TURBANS.”

I’m also including photos of Bellamy Young (she could rock the sh-t out of a turban) and Betsy Brandt, who should remain turban-less for now, but she was the best part of Masters of Sex Season 2!




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74 Responses to “Christina Hendricks dons a yellow Stephen Jones turban: love it or hate it?”

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  1. CM says:

    Hate it. Next!

    (And also, wasn’t it Jessica Simpson’s husband that started this pants-on-head trend?)

  2. Dorothy#1 says:


  3. Irishserra says:

    Love Her! The turban? (and most of what she wears?)… Not so much.

    • Christo says:

      Agreed. Her skin is FLAWLESS. That being said, I am too distracted by her overall ensemble to even focus on the the yellow turban. Perhaps the turban was meant to act as a traffic cone, alerting us to the roadwork still going on down below—not really feeling the busty/hippy melange going on.

  4. S says:

    Props for giving it a go. I’d rather look at this than someone with their skirt up to their navel. The colour is lovely.

    • Sisi says:

      I like the color too, but not on her.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      Agree on all points, S. Great color, but it looks a little bit like the pizza dough landed on her head and she left it there.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I gotta give her props too. Honestly, I love it when people take fashion risks that they themselves seem to enjoy. She looks happy wearing it, so more power to her.

      I don’t like the feeling of hats on my head, but I like them on other people. There are so many styles of hats that exist, but trends seem to only stick to a select few.

  5. Senaber says:

    I like the idea, just not the execution. That outfit doesn’t scream “this needs a turban!”

  6. Kali says:

    I don’t actually mind the turban on her but I feel like there’s a bit of a disconnect between the turban and the outfit, if that makes sense? If you’re going to do a turban at an “event” type situation, go full Gloria Swanson, you know?

    • Dani2 says:

      Yeah, I agree. The outfit and the turban aren’t working together imo.

    • megs283 says:

      Yes. I think the turban’s fabric and color are all wrong for her outfit. I’m secretly fascinated by turbans and would LOVE to have one that works!!

  7. Tracy says:

    Yeah, sorry but I hate it.

  8. Tanguerita says:

    I really like Christina, but this disgusting canary-yellow thing on her head is one big NO. She has no idea how to dress herself, bless her soul.

  9. Nene says:

    That’s a really um..weird combo.
    She is so pretty but has always had an ugly sense of style.

    • Kali says:

      Not to derail things too much but OMG Queen Maxima and her hats are amazing….

      • Chris2 says:

        Megan and Kali
        Oh yes isn’t she fabulous? Such a joy.
        My reaction to this yellow confection is only ‘Blimey..’

    • L says:

      Yup! Max pulls it off-this thing from Hendricks looks like a ye’ ole’ nightcap that Ebeneezer Scrooge would wear.

  10. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Horrible. Horrible color, horrible construction, horrible. Just…horrible.

    • Kiddo says:

      Goodnames loves it; pairs very nicely with beige booty shorts.

      *Adds to list of fashion must haves for Just Yikes!™ collection.*

    • kri says:

      So, then that is a firm no, Good Names? Are you sure? Cause I was thinking of making it part of the Dong Posse gear..guess not!

  11. We are all made of stars says:

    Let’s just say I would like it if the look had been executed successfully. I’m not entirely crazy about the size of the flower thingie from every angle, but she totally has the skin and hair color of an Old Hollywood film star. Whoever put her in that boob shirt deserves to have their stylist’s license revoked.

  12. Jessica says:

    Not good. Nice earrings though.

    Has she had another boob job? Whenever I’ve seen her in more casual tops like this her bust has looked much smaller than it looks when she wears those ill-fitting corset dresses, but she looks positively Dolly Parton-esque here.

  13. Dany says:

    kill this outfit with fire!

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      Yes! Fire is the only solution here. Wide leg trousers with your body type? Really Christina? Did Kimmy K dress you?

  14. Petrichor says:

    I actually kind of love it. It’s got a definite 1920s flapper vibe, and the colour is great on her–really makes her eyes and hair pop.

    The rest of the outfit is a definite no. The top looks like a man’s; she needs something that’s more tailored to accentuate her waist. And the wide-leg pants just continue the straight, cylindrical silhouette that she’s got going on. All of her curves are hidden, and she looks much bigger than she is. I used to have her shape (pre breast reduction), and it’s incredibly hard to dress. I wore a lot of v-necks and wrap styles, but it’s hard to give the impression of a waist when your massive boobs hang so low, even with proper support.

  15. DavidBowie says:

    At first I thought it was Jessica Chastain wearing that monstrosity and I was like “Nooooooooooo!” Then I realized that it wasn’t and I was like “Meh.”

  16. Kiddo says:

    ARRRrr, matey. Shiver me timbers! It needs an eye patch and a hook hand.

  17. Jh says:

    The entire outfit is terrible. Just super-duper fug.

  18. JudyK says:

    Like her, hate the way she dresses.

  19. LaurieH says:

    I hate everything about Christina Hendricks’ outfit. First of all, the satin turban looks like somebody plopped a slinky negligee on her head. Second, her white button down tucked inside what looks like elastic-waist grandma pants is not flattering. Third, her pants are too short. Fourth, she’s too curvy for wide-leg pants. Everything about this is just wrong. She has a beautiful, curvy figure. Too bad she doesn’t know how to dress it.

  20. andypandy says:

    Does Eva Mendes Know Shes hijacking her frumpy ?

  21. Tiffany says:

    I am not feeling Bellamy’s hair. Her Dirty, Sexy, Money hair was sexy. Maybe it just nostalgia as I miss that show to this day.

  22. als says:

    It looks like a nightcap, not so much a turban.

  23. Luciana says:

    It would have been great with a different outfit.

  24. db says:

    Nothing says “I give up styling my hair” like a turban.

    • Esmom says:

      I agree. Although her hair (or wig) looks like it was styled here, which to me makes the turban seem extra puzzling. Maybe there’s a huge bald patch or something she needed a quick cover for?

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        I have no idea if this is true but…….
        I read in a hair style magazine years ago when Mad Men first started, that allegedly ,she wears or wore a special made hair cap type wig on front half of her head, which has to be sewn down to her own red hair for the show, like a weave but it’s not pieces but rather a top cap with hair but it loosens up when not filming and you can see her own hair red peaking underneath and it looks odd in person, without her bangs combed properly to cover. I’m wondering if that’s why she threw the turban-hat on?

        I think the article claimed that the alleged guy who originally applied the hair cap was a LA stylist who did a lot of weaves for stars for films and tv, but I have no clue if it was factual. This was ages ago, so I don’t know if she’s wearing still. I have no clue if the article was factual?

      • Esmom says:

        I have also heard she wears wigs, I wasn’t aware of a sew-on one though. Eek. Sounds damaging and sounds like whatever she’s got going on hair-wise can’t be solved easily and hence the turban.

      • db says:

        She seems to have baby fine hair, so a wig makes sense for red carpet duties. What I don’t understand is why that turban is perched on her head like a doily or something. And she looks so pleased about it!

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        It was actually the Mad Men creatives who wanted wigs on some of the women, it was just a easier solution. Her hair underneath was said to be ok in the article. I think the hair on in the back and on her shoulders is hers.

        Peggy’s character also wears wigs, full short wigs.
        January Jones doesn’t wear wigs, but her hair did break off terribly during one hiatus because of all the bleaching and constant styling, her character needs.

  25. Someonestolemyname says:

    Hate it! No Snaps! (InLivingColor reference). :)

    Horrible,horrible horrid!
    What was she thinking, from the pants to the shirt to the YELLOW headgear…?


    I love Christina Hendricks, but she goes between dressing like an eccentric old lady or someone going to a GunSmoke Saloon convention.

    Get thee to a Stylist!!

  26. kibbles says:

    I think most women look awful in turbans. I’ve just never been a fan of the turban and can’t understand why Christina thought this would look good with a white blouse and black trousers.

  27. Kip says:

    All I can see is Smurf. Silky, satiny, golden Smurf hat. Guys?

  28. Calcifer says:

    I think her lack of style – and that she would wear something like that turd-like turban – is actually very endearing. She has the sweetest, most beautiful face.. Lovely porcelain skin. The canary yellow actually flatters her in my opinion, but not in the shape of a turban…

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Yes, true. In a way her lack of style is sweet in Hollywood where most are styled within an inch of their teeth, but that said …Christina is a beautiful woman and it’s time she find a go-to really good stylist for some of these red carpet events, Someone who can dress her for her body type.
      She’s a stunning woman.

  29. Lady C says:

    I actually love it!

  30. kri says: Just…take it off, back away slowly, and don’t ever go near it again. That turban is more hideous than that Annabelle doll thing. Don’t look it in the eye, or bad things will happen. What was CH thinking?!! She is so gorgeous, but that outfit.Shriek!!!!!!

  31. Mel says:

    Her pose makes me think she only realised how terrible she looked when she found herself facing a huge mirror somewhere (not at home). And I am not talking about the turban (which is just goofy in an ugly way). I am referring to the ensemble that highlights the enormity of her waist, making her look like an armoire.
    What WAS she thinking?

  32. Jillian says:

    I miss Joan Rivers. She would have had so much fun with this silly outfit. Lol

  33. Lv says:

    Looks like the 8th dwarf!

  34. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    If those pants are polyester she is my hero.