Christina Hendricks in Naeem Khan at the Emmys: beautiful or boring?

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I feel like Christina Hendricks’ Emmys look was very controversial. And to go with the theme, this came across differently in motion. In motion, Christina seemed like she was poured into this Naeem Khan gown. In these photos, it looks almost saggy and the gold sort of stands out too much. I will say that Christina’s styling has improved over the years, especially considering that this was her sixth Emmy nomination (and her losing streak remains unbroken), and I remember some of the fug and unflattering looks she’s worn over the years. The concept of putting Christina in this dress was solid – she needs body-con and clean silhouettes with her figure, not more fabric and ruffles and stuff. So, I think at the end of the day… it’s fine.

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I’ve always loved Kiernan Shipka’s red carpet style, which was always age-appropriate and rather adorable. But this Dior look… I’m not into it. Too twee? The sheer panel seemed tacked on? This is basically a babydoll dress over slacks? All of that and more.

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Teyonah Parris in Francesca Miranda polka dots. Parris was really enjoying herself and posing like crazy in this dress. Polka dots are not my jam, but this just shows you what a great attitude can do for an ensemble – she really loved her look, so I find myself enjoying it too.

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  1. Esmom says:

    Hendricks’s gown is so criminally bad, imo, I gasped.

    Shipka can do no wrong.

    And Parris pulls off the dress, although I think her hair would have complemented the dress better if it had been pulled up.

    • mimif says:

      There’s something dreadfully wrong with me, because I don’t dislike Christina’s dress (although I’m fully aware that I should). Her brassy washed-out hair, however, is killing me.

      • Esmom says:

        Yeah, the hair is also bad, disconcertingly matching the stripes in the dress. She is known for wearing wigs so you’d think a wigmaker would have a better sense of color even if she doesn’t.

      • Lori says:

        Yes! The brass of the hair is making the dress look worse. IMO

      • Jib says:

        I like Christina’s dress, also, but I do feel that since she is so busty, her bust overwhelms every single thing she puts on except for those very tailored suits and dresses she wears on the show. I do feel badly for such busty women – if you have such a large bust and are shorter-waisted, you look very stubby in everything. My mother is like that, and since I gained weight (read: got fat after quitting smoking and menopause two weeks later) I can look stubby in clothes, also.

    • Penelope says:

      Actually, Shipka does quite a bit of wrong here.

      Love Christina Hendricks but this dress does nothing to flatter her lovely figure.

  2. OverFirstAve. says:

    Oh dear Christina Hendricks, she simply has Awful style.
    Beautiful woman, with absolutely no clue on style or clothes that would look good on her.
    Allison Janey did similar type dress in a better version and looked better.m

    Teyonah Prerty lady, but just no words in that dress., no words.
    Sigh.

  3. Franca says:

    Kiernan looks exactly like a mini Emma Watson, and she dresses like her too. If the top was a shirt without the skirt part I would love it.

    Christina is one of those women who look much better with a fringe.

  4. ree says:

    That dress does not flatter her body at all . I can’t believe she and Jamie Alexander wore such heavy long sleeved gowns in a heat wave . I get heat stroke just looking at them!

  5. Chinoiserie says:

    I did not like Shipka’s outfits sheer part. And combining with pants works in theory but I feel it does not quite work and I would have liked if this more if it had been just a dress. It looks something Emma Watson would wear and I do not like her style much.

    Hendricks needs to dye her hair more red, I do not think this shade suits her. The dress is not bad but not that good either.

  6. GlimmerBunny says:

    I actually love her whole look, she looks glamourous but modern!

    And I think she would have been a much better choice than Crazy Eyes if someone had to beat the amazing Lena Headey for Supporting Actress…

    Joan was my favorite Mad Men character and Hendricks was consistetly great at playing her.

  7. ab says:

    I LOVE kiernan shipka’s style. she seems to have fun with it, and I appreciate the fact that she doesn’t try to look 25.

    I like the body-con on christina, but I’m sure she was sweating buckets in those heavy long sleeves.

  8. Longhairdontcare says:

    Omg i cant believe Keirnan is a young Lady!!! Salamander!!!!!! I think white pants would look better with that top/dress?

  9. Naddie says:

    Terrible looks, all of three.
    And Christina, she used to be one of the most beautiful women that ever lived in this earth, now she’s just another tv’s beauty.

    • OverFirstAve. says:

      Cristina Hendrinks needs to hire mad men stylist for these events. They seem to know how to dress her body. I think they would do a better job than whoever is helping her now.

      • Eleonor says:

        Agreed.
        Probably because fashion industry in the ’60s used to think to voluptuos women, not like today’s stylists who think only to size 0 types.

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        This! Her wardrobe on the show is a home run every time, she always looks on point with her curves looking very bombshell-like. In this dress here, her curves aren’t shown off in the best way and it just makes her look heavy and dumpy (which we know she is not).

      • lucy2 says:

        I’ve always thought that about both her and January Jones. So gorgeous on the show.

        I generally love Kiernan’s style, but don’t care for this one. What a great young actress she is though.

  10. Mimz says:

    I like shipka’s dress.
    That’s all i have :)

  11. Talie says:

    Kiernan’s look works with her age — she’s 15, I believe. It’s appropriate and fun. Very Emma Watson.

    I agree about Christina…looked waaaaay better on TV.

  12. QQ says:

    Rare Mistep for Kiernan, non so rare misstep for Christina… I don’t know if it’s the fit or the busyness but its making her boobs look saggy and giving her a pregnant belly I KNOW she doesn’t have??

  13. Dtab says:

    Teyonah Parris’s dress is fairly bad…but her smile and confidence is really making me like it. A personality can make an awful lot of difference to a look.

    Christina Hendricks dress had too much embellishment that was too brassy looking, if it was more of a muted gold of a lighter shade of the backgrond it would have worked much better.

  14. Cinderella says:

    That dress did not work for Christina. Her hair would look better in a deeper mahogany brown.

  15. vauvert says:

    Oh Christina, please let me come and help. We’ll first change your hair to a deeper darker shade, we’ll swear to never allow a stylist to part your hair in the middle, we will pick a bold jewel colour for your gown and then we’ll ship this atrocity to Skaros, I am sure there is a Dalek lady somewhere missing her ball gown.

    Since I didn’t watch Mad Men I only know Kiernan from gossip pages and yes, this is twee… if the outfit would have lost the balloon skirt and just a top and the fitted black pants/leggings it would have worked much better.

    Shoot me – I love the polka dot dress, it’ afresh and fun and different, reminds me of 50s ball gowns. Not crazy about the pleated bodice top, I would have picked a different look for that, but the skirt is a delight.

  16. Liberty says:

    I like Kiernan’s look, actually…it felt like a “we are going here, this way” look for her acting generation. Like “how the hell many more spangled gowns and updos are there in the bin? forget it, bring me little frock and pants.”

    Christinas’ gown looked better outside this pics, I agree, but the structure makes sense even here. I just wish we could have seen it without the the hair , that do was the weird issue to me. She and her stylist need to analyze the Joan wardrobe and hair and why it worked on her re structure and color, even stance, and bring the formula forward somehow into her red carpet looks. Not throwback, but…regal? Like Sophia Loren, side-eyeing all others.

    I am not a of big polka dots (though I admit it, I got married on a beach in a tiny polka dot cocktail dress with a Jackie O vibe) or cupcake-paper bodices, but Teyonah totally pulled this look off with her amazing presence, and I like it!

  17. Joy says:

    Can Christina just pay the stylists of Mad Men to dress her? They’re the only ones who understand her body.

  18. Carey says:

    Teyonah’s hair is amazing! She looks gorgeous.

  19. Josefa says:

    Teyonah’s gown and hair are so over the top, it looks like something I’d see on RuPaul’s Drag Race. And I love her for that. You need a lot of personality to wear something like that and she pulls it off. Go girl.

    I agree on Kiernan’s dress. Something is just off about it. From the neck up she looks gorgeous, though.

    I don’t know if Christina Hendricks is less gorgeous than I think and simply looks wonderful in 50′s styling, or if she really is that gorgeous and just has awful style.

  20. Jaygee says:

    Was Christina mad or emotional to see Jon Hamm get his Emmy?! Her reaction was odd.

  21. kibbles says:

    I really want Christina to look good on the red carpet. It is so rare to see a very voluptuous yet sexy woman in Hollywood these days. She could wear something that really wows the public and shows that women with curves can look just as good or better than the typical size 0 actress. I really wish one of the Mad Men stylists would volunteer to dress her for the red carpet someday. I wonder what her stylist on set thinks when she sees these photographs. Why not stage an intervention?

  22. taxi says:

    Christina looks better with Joan’s hair. Kiernan usually does better than ballerina-with-leg warmers.

  23. Corrie says:

    Love Christina, love her shape and how she carries herself but this dress is baddddddd. Its too heavy. It looks like a suit of armor on her. She’s pretty, dress a fail. Teyonah – I have a rule on black pants with pastel or warm tone tops. The black pants distract and seem like an after thought. And I love this polka dot. She really has style. Every premiere she turns it out.

  24. Gina says:

    “Parris” is a very very very weird name. Like “Borlin” or “Vvashington”

  25. laura in LA says:

    Meh, I loved Mad Men and all three of these women on the show.

    And while maybe I would’ve liked to see them in more flattering dresses, they look happy here, so I give them all a big ol’ pass.

    Congrats, ladies, we miss you already!

  26. Aubrey says:

    Christina at least looks interesting and eye catching, so in that way it is okay. Loved Mad Men.