Felicity Jones in pink Balenciaga at the SAGs: was this one of the worst looks?


I know it seems like I’m complaining a lot about the wall-to-wall bad fashion at last night’s SAG Awards, but just know this: I love to complain. I love to figure out how a dress should be reworked or how some styling tweaks could have improved an overall look. But for Felicity Jones, I have nothing. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel. I made Felicity into one of the SAG Open Post hostesses because her style has been SO disappointing. She could have been a contender. She could have been a major force on the red carpet. She could have brought it in a big way, on carpet after carpet. But no. Last night might have been her worst look so far.

Felicity’s Balenciaga gown was one of my picks for worst of the evening. Just my opinion: don’t go to Balenciaga for red carpet gowns. Balenciaga’s strength, as a fashion house, is with separates and cocktail-wear and fun party ensembles, not red carpet gowns. And here’s why: this dress doesn’t work on any level. It’s apathetically designed, poorly tailored and it looks like Felicity picked it up at a mall. This is probably a $5000 gown too, so think about that. And why in God’s green earth would you choose to put a pale brunette in this fleshy pale pink?! Felicity has a nice figure too, but you wouldn’t know it because this gown makes her look box-shaped. THIS IS THE WORST!!!! PS… Her jewels are Van Cleef. She looks like she was styled by a 3-year-old.



I’m also including photos of Eddie Redmayne, Felicity’s The Theory of Everything costar. Eddie was the biggest surprise of the evening (not counting Downton Abbey winning over Game of Thrones because OMG STAHP). Many people thought Michael Keaton had Best Actor locked up, but Eddie has a lot of support in the actor community. And just so you know, the SAG Awards are a much better predictor for the Oscars than the Golden Globes. So… Eddie is suddenly a major contender. He could take down Michael Keaton.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Charlotte says:

    This dress looks like it’s made of fondant. I hate fondant.

  2. mimif says:

    It’s just a little wedding cake-ish.

  3. Sandy123 says:

    She’s a real beauty. Who cares what she’s wearing.

  4. PunkyMomma says:

    It’s looking a little “Barbie Goes to Prom” for me. Not disastrously bad, just mild.

    Thrilled for Eddie Redmayne.

    • Liv says:

      He totally deserves an Oscar, he was phenomenal in Theory Of Everything!

      • ray says:

        Absolutely. Though I think Michael Keaton will win as a sort of overall career sort of deal. Based on the respective movies though Eddie would win hands down.

      • Pri says:

        I am happy for Eddie, but I wasn’t bowled over by Theory of Everything. I think he overacted in the first few scenes, and made Hawking look like a bashful/aloof schoolgirl.

        I will say, technically, he was amazing as Hawking’s disease progressed.

      • Marshmellow says:

        I think it would be nice if Keaton won just because he should be honored for his career, but Eddie was amazing in TOE and Oscar does love when an actor undergoes a major transformation (ala MM).

  5. Sadie says:

    I like the dress on her. I just wish they’d figured out something else to do with her hair.

    Also super excited about Eddie’s win last night. I love him, and I’m glad at least one of the Oscar acting categories is in contention now.

  6. Someonestolemyname says:

    I think she looks beautiful, classic, elegant.

    • LK says:

      I think so too.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I do, too. Very Audrey Hepburn. I love the dress, but admit the color is not doing much for her.

      • Scarlet Vixen says:

        Everytime I see her I think she looks amazingly like the actress Leslie Carón (she was in Gigi & American in Paris). This ensemble made it even more apparent. She’s a Gigi doppelganger! So lovely and elegant.

      • lucy2 says:

        I think a bolder color would change my mind on the whole look.

      • Ally8 says:

        I thought of Audrey, too. I think a more modern earring could have saved it, since she’s gorgeous and it is perfectly structured/tailored (and remarkably unwrinkled) but the jewelry makes the whole look mumsy.

        She should be rocking evening looks; she is stunning. If you haven’t seen it already, her turn in Northanger Abbey is wonderful. She and Carey Mulligan are so beautiful and wonderfully costumed/filmed in it, they look like they popped out of a painting. Plus Jane Austen, obvs.

    • Esmom says:

      Agree, I tend to love all of her looks. A lot of them are sort of unconventional/unexpected and she makes it all work. I like that she went with a different color here, it’s not terrible on her.

    • Enny says:

      I agree, it’s a beautiful dress, it just needed to be a different color.

  7. red viper says:

    I actually like the gown on her, it’s classy, simple and elegant. The best I’ve seen from Balenciaga so far.

  8. Kimmy says:

    I love seeing the young, hard working, classy actors break through. So happy for Eddie.

    • Ally8 says:

      His restrained, mild-mannered campaign has been an oasis of calm compared to Cumberbatch. At some points, I wondered whether BC’s whole nuttiness of late wasn’t some kind of Single White Male thing at the thought of being bested by another reedy ginger public school boy playing a part he’d already done. “Lookee here, I’m engaged, too!!!!!”

  9. Mia4S says:

    Her style is pretty dull, but she’s nominated for an Oscar. Rather that thanks.

    Nice for Eddie but I seriously hope Keaton gets the Oscar. If Eddie wins he’d be one of the youngest since….Adrien Brody. *Shudder*.
    Winning young for the men (especially out of the blue) always seems to turn out…awkwardly.

    • m says:

      Well Eddies married so if he wins at least we know he won’t make out with the presenter. Although if Cate Blanchette shows up, that could be quite a sight…

  10. Charlie says:

    The dress ages her and even her hair and earrings. She is 31 going on 50. Felicity pretty but she needs a new stylist or needs to hire one!

  11. Marianne says:

    I actually really like Felicity’s dress. It brings some Old Hollywood Vibes to me. Im not crazy about the colour though.

  12. scout says:

    Love Eddie, always such a British gentleman. Sweeping all the awards this year, he needs a separate room to display them all 🙂

  13. Renee says:

    She does NOT look like she was styled by a 3-year-old. A 3-year-old would bring a lot dynamism and sparkles to the look, thank you very much!!!

  14. InvaderTak says:

    They look like the male and female versions of the same person.

  15. MeloMelo says:

    Aahh Eddie, you booby! So happy for him!

  16. SamiHami says:

    It would look good in a different color. I could see it in a deep blue or green, maybe.

  17. Dońt kill me i'm french says:

    Émilia Clarke wore the same dress but in Navy blue

  18. Janet says:

    Very pretty dress and it fit her beautifully.

  19. Tig says:

    I liked the dress, tho agree another color would work better with her coloring. Still pulling for MK for the Oscar- let Eddie get the BAFTA- he’ll get an Oscar at some point.

  20. Marty says:

    I actually realy like this dress on her, but they def. should have gone for bolder makeup on her. A dark red lip would look stunning with this ensemble.

  21. Susie Q says:

    I think the dress is beautiful, it would have been even more so in a darker colour. She looks lovely.

  22. kennedy says:

    I actually REALLY liked this gown. The cut and the color are wondrous. It’s just not good on Felicity. It washes her out and her dull makeup/hair job does not help. I would have loved to see her go with a more smokey-eye look (maybe even bronzeish) and do something less matronly with her hair. This gown is beautiful though.

  23. Jayna says:

    I thought the gown was really nice on her. She nailed the look with the hair with it.

  24. QQ says:

    I’ve been saying this the whole award season: What Is she Doing to Herself?? Why?

  25. Carrie says:

    So….you called this one of the worst and Emmy Rossum one of the best??? Backwards imo.

  26. Lucky Charm says:

    I guess I have no fashion taste, because I like this dress the most!

  27. UESider says:

    I actually really love this dress (or the idea of it?), though I think it would have popped better in a different shade of pink. Do you think she and Emilia Clarke had a criss-cross showdown at any point during the night?

  28. Lucy says:

    All I can say about Felicity is that she deserves much, much better than that. And Eddie is cute, cute, cute!!!

    • OliviaPope says:

      I agree. I like this chic! And Eddie is very endearing, seems like a genuine, sweet guy.

  29. Luciana says:

    Felicity’s dress was actually one of my favorites of the night. However, her styling nearly ruined it. I was watching the SAGs in a T-shirt and yoga pants yet Felicity & I were sporting the same ‘hairstyle’. This is not a style I would ever pair with anything besides said T-shirt and yoga pants. Way too casual for the dress or any red carpet.

  30. Marshmellow says:

    Eddie Redmayne <3

  31. Josefa says:

    It’s dissapointing and the color really washes her out, but I wouldn’t say she looks that bad. Just really flat.

  32. Katie says:

    It’s very outdated and somehow futuristic in an also outdated sort of way all at the same time.

  33. poppy says:

    the fitted bodice drops @ 4″ too low and the bottom isn’t cut/adjusted for her.
    she doesn’t seem like she’d have saddlebags but the cut of the skirt is so poorly executed. even though she’s standing and there are lumps and bulges in the fabric WITH gravity to help pull it straight. SMH.

  34. Anniefannie says:

    I don’t get the hate for this dress at all!? The tailoring is perfection. I think she looks chic and while the color might have been a tad bolder she also standing in unforgiving daylight.
    I’ll bet in a dimly lit or candlelit room she looked luminous!

  35. Beth says:

    I am utterly disappointed here. I have been dying for ages for Felicity Jones to get a big breakout and have her nostalgic beauty (very 60’s bombshell) be displayed on the red carpet. And she finally gets her big moment — and what is bigger than an Oscar nomination and to be visible during award season — only for this to be her fashion output? Tsk, tsk, Felicity.

  36. TEE JAY says:

    Too much “English rose”, not enough fashion.

  37. Huh says:

    Christ. I can’t figure out if it’s just an effort to stir up comments or what, but a lot of the time the style critique from the writers on this site is waaaaay off-base. Truly bizarre. Taste differs and all that, but it’s the ATTITUDE from these writers that bothers me most. Please, for the love of God, stop pretending to be the Grand Arbiters of Fashion. It just ends up reading as misplaced condescension from the Mall Maidens of Middle America. You are the absolute queens of basic fashion.

    That said, it grates on me in every single ‘fashion’ post, so I should just avoid clicking on them as a whole.

    Jones’ look isn’t perfect (almost any other colour would have been preferred), but it’s pretty damn classic and graceful, reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn.

    • Tara says:

      +1000 to everything you said, huh.

    • Tara says:

      Sorta ott, but the phrase “_______ is perfection” always reminds me of a Friends episode where chandler is stuck in an ATM enclosure with a supermodel. When she offers him a piece of gum, he says “gum would be perfection.” So all the fashion critiques saying that something is perfection gets read in chandler bing’s voice in my head.

      • Huh says:

        Yes! And more Chandler Bing is always a good thing. Might reduce my reader-rage if I read all of these in his voice.