Amal Clooney in a coral-red wrap dress in NYC: best look of the week?


This is probably my favorite look of the week from Amal Clooney. Amal has been in New York for the opening sessions of the United Nations for a week now. After spending the bulk of the summer in Como, Italy with her husband, I’ve been enjoying Amal’s street-style/business-style fashion show. Although I can’t say that I think she’s got great style, she is interesting to discuss. Previously, we saw Amal in a Gucci dress that seemed to have a naval theme, an Alexander McQueen dress that was just a different version of something Duchess Kate had worn, and another Gucci dress that was actually quite costume-y and twee.

Amal stepped out yesterday in this bright red wrap dress and, as I said, this is my favorite look of the week. I still can’t find an ID on this, by the way! But it’s pretty. I like the bell-sleeves and the length of the skirt. I love the color on her – it’s not really a flat red, more of a coral-red. My one qualm is that the actual “wrap” part of the bottom half looks kind of baggy? Like, is that how the dress is supposed to fit?



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  1. Barrett says:

    Omg traffic has been gridlock. I work near the United Nations! I’m sweating and walking 10 blocks through barricades in my flats w my hair sticking up. I want to choke her and her designer heels and perfect blow out being dropped off right to the United Nations.

    The wealthy are clueless….,

    • Flowerydefense says:

      I can’t with her, just too much going on w that dress and her camera love. Is she losing even more weight? Not attractive at all.

      • Huh? says:

        She spends more time posing and showing off for the cameras, when does she have time to work? She is the perfect mate for George Clooney – over-dramatic and boring.

      • Annetommy says:

        Don’t like the dress and the posing either.

      • Mary Mary says:

        That is so reminiscent of an old flouncy coral bathrobe of long ago….

        Fun to play princess flutters about in flouncy clothes while floating down the pap strewn walk ways. Must be fun,, choose, colorful, clothes and Clooney pays the bills.

  2. lisa says:

    i feel like most of her dresses would be more flattering with an extra inch or two on the bottom

    not that they are immodest, it’s just something about the proportion that is always a little off to me

    • Micki says:

      I think that she may well have the best hair from all Clooney’s GFs, but the worst legs. Very short dresses and skirts make her legs look horse-y and are not a good on her.

      • Neverwintersand says:

        Her legs are very bony and with protruding knees, so an inch or two in lenght of the dress would do wonders for her.

    • FuefinaWG says:

      You’d think that someone with her wealth would hire a tailor … Bad tailoring makes expensive look cheap.

  3. minx says:

    Wow, stunning.

  4. OhHellNo! says:

    Just meh, why follow her style, it always sucks! And learn to walk like an adult ffs.

    • BeBeA says:

      I’m not a fan of this dress and the long sleeves are making me sweat just looking at them. They way those pictures are lined up it looks like she’s saying ” um, check me out, watch me walk to my car” lol very over the top looking .

      • perplexed says:

        Yeah, she might be a great lawyer, but the interest in her as a fashion icon is a bit baffling to me. She looks kind of try-hard. Anytime she even simply walks to her car, she looks a bit funny, like she’s posing as she’s walking. Weird.

        If she were not married to George Clooney, I’d probably think she is glamorous enough as she is walking by. But when we’re expected to compare her to other people at that ridiculously famous level, she comes off looking odd.

      • Janetdr says:

        I dislike the sleeves intensely -is she just trying to hide her hands all of the time?

    • OhHellNo! says:

      Have to say love your name and I am always perplexed when reading about Amal, if you do a quick run down on the great lawyer angle you will find she is just a junior barrister who has never won a single case! These days she is nought but PR for her chambers, on the Nadia case she will only be doing the dog work and only put out front for media etc. Have no idea how she intends to sue Daesh at all, how will that even happen? Will she just win a case with no defense present for Daesh because how many of them are going to show up at court? Utterly perplexing. :-)
      She is always over the top, never looks appropriate for what she is doing and she walks like a little girl trying to be twee all the time, it just bugs the hell out of me, act your age not your shoe size as the saying goes!

  5. LadyJane says:

    Love her. She takes fashion risks, but is more than a fashion plate with nothing to say. She is the antithesis of KK who is never, ever more than what she is wearing, so I say long live Amal Clooney. Major girl crush over here.

  6. Ciru says:

    No. The fit is…very off. I don’t know if it’s the tailoring, or if it’s a case of it not being right for her frame, but this doesn’t work on her. I find that she looks better in more minimalist looks. Her hair, as always, is glorious.

    • Willa says:

      IKR? It’s just hanging off her frame.

    • Poisonous Lookalike says:

      I agree with you @Ciru, but I also wonder if the concept of the dress isn’t a little off. Looks like someone decided that a beach wrap and fall dress mashup would be pretty, but to me it ain’t working at all.

    • paleokifaru says:

      I agree it’s terrible. The fit is off and it makes the proportions and cut look all wrong. Heck, maybe they are all wrong but it’s hard to determine with how bad the fit is.

  7. Almondjoy says:

    The dress isn’t bad but there’s a bit too much going on and it kind of swallows her up.

  8. LinaLamont says:

    Too much going on for daytime, UN activities. More like an evening, less business-like function.
    Also, the sleeves are too long and, therefore, twee/teen/20s for her.

    • QQ says:

      Right? I do not like this one compared to the previous ones? It feels like itd be hot

    • Abbess Tansy says:

      To me it’s just way too busy too. And the sleeves are too long. It can’t decide if it’s a wrap dress or an asymmetric sheath style. The color is pretty I’ll give her that much.

      • Chrissy says:

        I agree that the dress looks busy, like someone found a box of remnants and sewed them together any which way. This dress is definitely not work attire though. I don’t dislike Amal because she obviously does good work but, boy is she thirsty. Her little girl walk and constantly flipping her hair bothers me in an unrational way too. She doesn’t need to do dumb things to get attention.

  9. LittleTeaPot says:

    The only thing I like about this dress is the color. There are way too many things going on all at once with this dress — all that extra material just flapping about. Was the designer required to use the entire bolt of fabric under duress?

  10. Frosty says:

    Fussy. Also the fit looks off to me, as it often is.

  11. JudyK says:

    Love her, can’t stand the way she dresses.

  12. poppy says:

    bra fail. sleeves too long.

  13. Eye roll says:

    How does she work such an “important” job, if she can just follow her husband around and live in Italy for the summer?

    • Jayna says:

      There’s a few photos of them during the summer in Lake Como. We don’t know what she is doing the rest of the time. Working part of the time there via home office, flying back to the UK. she doesn’t strike me as the type who lays around all summer. I don’t think she’s vacationing all
      summer for three months, nor George. He’s never taken that kind of time off completely. I would bet he
      is handling a lot of things also while based in Lake
      Como through his production company, etc., but enjoying nice periods of vacationing also while there.

      I love the dress on her. The bulk of it is flattering on her too thin frame. It adds the illusion of weight on her. Pretty color.

      BUT it absolutely is not appropriate work attire, too showy, unless it was some fancy luncheon she’s attending. It’s more of a dinner date dress. It’s just to be photographed in for attention. That’s pretty obvious. Sometimes she just takes it too far, her need for pap attention re her fashion. A UN outfit? LOL

  14. Lama Bean says:

    OMG I can’t stand this dress. It reminds me of a Cosby show episode where Denise tried to make a knockoff Gordon gartrell for theo and it went horribly wrong.

  15. Cinderella says:

    Another day, another expensive Amal outfit. Yawn.

  16. tw says:

    Is she ever not posing or walking like she’s on a runway?

  17. Contigo says:

    I don’t understand how she finds it appropriate to wear these fussy dresses in a professional setting, let alone at the UN? These would be better suited for a cocktail party. Blows my mind. She looks so ridiculous and unprofessional. You can have fun with work appropriate attire, but this is way too far left field

    • Ms. Turtle says:

      MTE. She is a very respected and professional woman. So I don’t get her manner of dressing for the occasion. She needs a stylist’s help, and not a Hollywood stylist.

  18. Jenny says:

    Eh, I don’t really like this dress either. It’s been a week of misses for her style-wise, but sometimes she has a real hit and I hold on to those because she is always entertaining in her crazy clothes choices. Her hair looks better here again.

  19. Ji-yun says:

    I think she has such classic, elegant and patrician looks (akin to Maria Callas), but dresses in this cutesy-twee style with way too much fabric and frills. It makes her look frail and I don’t think it suit her although I do like that she takes risks with her style. Slicker lines would suit her better I think, and emphasize her general “aura” of elegance. Take risks, but with smarter cuts rather than frou-frou frills.

  20. kate says:

    I don’t love the dress but I love the sleeves and the color. It’s not a cocktail dress. I think it’s appropriate. She has her own style and flaunts it. I will say that you have to be really thin to pull off all that’s goin on with that dress.

    I’ve gone back through photos and she has always dressed elaborately and in her own style, long before she was fodder for the paps. Now she obviously has more money and probably gets freebies too. I think she’s a trendsetter – letting women know it’s fine to dress up and show you care about fashion and still do serious work..

  21. KiddVicious says:

    It is better than yesterday’s dress, that’s all I got.

  22. Jana says:

    The dress is great! I would totally wear this for cocktail hour!

    But for going to court, US or international, not appropriate. But I’m sure she knows that…she’s the international style lawyer, not me. She’d wear a suit if US or international, and the robe thingy if in the UK.

  23. Joannie says:

    I normally like her style but this is a no for me. Color looks good on her but the dress appears to swallow her up.

  24. moon says:

    I love her quirky style! It doesn’t always work, but she looks like she has fun dressing up and has her own sense of style instead of apeing runway trends. I do wonder how she’s being perceived by the political circles she inhabits. Technically if you’re a great lawyer you should be able to wear whatever you want, who cares? But it’s still a fairly conservative job. I wonder if all this flair causes people to think less of her abilities. Or do they not care? If George Clooney had multiple Ivy League degrees, was a famous human rights barrister and showed up to court looking like the sartorialist, how would we judge him?

  25. crazydaisy says:

    Nice coral color but strange cut, nice nude shoes but super skinny legs!! Eat something, Amal! Also: Bell sleeves are so impractical, don’t you think? (Unless you are a fairy tale princess who never does a thing with her hands besides embroidery.)

  26. Nimbolicious says:

    I hate that every public moment has to be a goddam catwalk with this woman. Regardless of whether she is actually anything beyond a mouthpiece for fashionable causes, her whole vibe really does get on my last nerve.

  27. BearcatLawyer says:

    Here’s the problem I have with her fashion choices and behaviour this week: it all screams, “LOOK AT ME! AND MY OUTFITS! AND MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND! WE HAVE THE BEST RELATIONSHIP!” If she is trying to bring attention to the atrocities committed by ISIS against minority groups such as the Yazidi and what the international community can – and frankly, should do – to punish ISIS, then she is failing miserably. Admittedly, UN meetings are not court hearings, but I am willing to bet that the other women in these meetings are wearing power suits instead of cutesy dresses. I am equally sure that no one else at the UN events held their spouses’ or significant others’ hands like lovesick puppies when matters of international importance were being discussed. My point is that there is a time and place for these attention-seeking outfits and spousal security blanket behaviour, and the UN General Assembly opening is neither the time nor the place.

    • nothingtoseehere says:


    • Guesto says:

      Quite. The thing that’s really bothered me is that all this fresh attention on Amal Clooney is because of Nadia Murad, a woman who’s gone though such grim times and deserves and very solidly owns and should be solidly at the centre of this current spotlight. This is her time. A professional would know this and would make sure that the focus stayed on Nadia. A professional would do this by making sure nothing she did would take the focus away from the woman whose cause she claims she’s 100% dedicated to and focused on.

      Instead, she’s gone out of her way to ensure that what she wears becomes the daily headline.

      Oh and this, incidentally, is her second change of clothing today, both of which made the ‘style queen’ headlines. So, we can conclude that either she cares first and foremost about her own insatiable need for attention or that she is Kardashian-levels of stupidity.

      You decide.

      • OhHellNo! says:

        Definitely all about herself, they are called the Klooneys now on most sites! Massive eyeroll with these two.

  28. Sophia says:

    I think the lady behind her in the horizontal stripes (!!) looks so much better. Amal would kill me for saying that, amirite?