Bryce Dallas Howard in Victoria Beckham at the BAFTA tea party: striking or ill-fitting?

Bryce Dallas Howard famously buys her own dresses for events, which doesn’t always work out for the best. (To be fair, women with stylists don’t get it right a lot of times either.) In this case I think she’s working this check print green and black Victoria Beckham dress at last night’s BAFTA tea party. The fit is off though, like the top is too big for her and needs to be tailored. She looks like she lost some weight (she didn’t need to, this is just an observation) in that her face looks more thinned out. That could also be the result of whatever she’s been getting done. Bryce came with her dad, director Ron Howard, which was cute!



Here’s Christina Ricci looking fab in a sleeveless blue Carolina Herrera with wide dark blue stripes. I love this so much, but I do like Herrera as a rule. Hecate just got her hair cut in this short piecey lob style, similar to Cate Blanchett’s hair last awards season.



Octavia Spencer was in a merlot Tadashi Shoji skirt and scalloped lace top topped with a black leather jacket. This is a great look and I have to remember to wear a leather jacket over a skirt, that looks so cool. Octavia is nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress for Hidden Figures.



Caitriona Balfe is nominated for a Globe for best actress in a TV series for Outlander, for which she was also nominated for last year, that went to Taraji P. Henson. She’s in Ferragamo and this is a snooze of a black dress but my goodness is she pretty.



Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things was in Kate Spade. She’s only 12 years old! This dress is both age appropriate and mature looking and was a nice choice. Her hair is so cute in those soft waves.



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  1. tracking says:

    Caitriona Balfe looks like she simply rolled out of bed and threw on that Ferragamo. With more polished/dramatic hair and makeup, she would have looked amazing.

    • Jenny says:

      Perhaps, but she’s so beautiful she takes my breath away even when she looks like she just rolled out of bed. Yes, CB is my newest girl crush…

      • Penelope says:

        Really? I find her pretty but nothing spectacular. She resembles a younger Laura Linney with a touch of Jessica Biel thrown in.

    • dotdotdot says:

      Obviously she slept over at Angelina Jolie´s house. It looks like one of her beloved black sack clothes :-D Me likey.

    • mee says:

      she looks effortlessly elegant. maybe a drop necklace or earrings would have been nice but less is often more. she has a cool, I-can’t-be-bothered-but-look-how-beautiful-I still-look about her. Not everyone can pull off though,

  2. Rainbow says:

    The fashion in the Bafta party threads so far is terrible. Almost all the looks are awful. So many money and so little taste…
    I make the 1/10 of the money that these people are making and i dress way better.

  3. Meow says:

    Bryce looks awkward in that dress. Still an absolute stunner, though.

    All these ladies are talented and gorgeous, especially Catriona. What an effortless beauty.

    • Jenny says:

      Agree, Meow. Bryce’s dress is kind of awful and definitely ill-fitting but she is still so stunning.

    • Alix says:

      I like BTH’s dress, but it’s falling off her! Nice to see Dad also dressed for the occasion…

      • Emom says:

        Yes, I was thinking the dress seriously looks like it could just drop to the ground. Yikes. But idea but terrible execution.

    • minx says:

      She is beautiful, but I had that plaid in my high school uniform.

  4. lightpurple says:

    I see Ron Howard put a lot of effort into his look for the evening.

    • manta says:

      This is one of my pet peeve, when both members of a couple don’t look like they’re going to the same event. And it’s never the man dressed out to the nine and the woman in a casual outfit, nope.
      I’d like to see an actress try to pull this one just once and watch the reactions.

      • Emom says:

        Ha, reminds me of once in high school when a boy was going to take me out to dinner. I wore something decent, not fancy but nice and probably Esprit, lol, since it was the 80s. He showed up in overalls, a plaid shirt and big untied basketball shoes. I was mortified and immediately pretended I didn’t feel well so we just hung out at my house because I didn’t want to be seen out with him!

    • KB says:

      That’s basically his uniform to most public events.

      • SusanneToo says:

        Does anybody have a picture of Ron in a suit or tux?? Within the last ten years?

      • lucy2 says:

        Yeah, that’s his usual attire, but I think he should dress up a little more for red carpet events. I really dislike it when the women have to do the whole routine and men can throw on jeans and a hat.

    • minx says:

      A pet peeve of mine is men who wear hats indoors, unless they are at shopping at Home Depot. I don’t know if this red carpet was indoors or out, but he’d probably wear the cap indoors anyway. The whole world knows he’s bald, come on.

      • Ashamed 2 b a Fl girl says:

        “A pet peeve of mine is men who wear hats indoors”

        me too! There is never a good time for a man to wear a hat indoors. UGH!

    • MissMarierose says:

      The baseball cap is ridiculous. We all know he’s bald. He’s not hiding a damn thing. In fact, wearing a baseball cap on the red carpet actually draws more attention to the fact that he’s bald (and insecure about it) than if he’d just let his dome shine.

  5. Megan says:

    Christina Ricci looks great!

  6. giulia says:

    Christina Ricci really does look fabulous. I’d like the shoes better in a different color as they look a bit clashy to me

  7. Seraphina says:

    If Bryce’s heart shaped top were higher I think the dress would have looked better. It looks like it’s about to fall

    • pix says:

      I read that she buys some of her red carpet dresses from Forever 21. This looks like an off the rack $25 ill-fitting discount dress.

      • Seraphina says:

        Pix and Giddy, I thing you are both correct. And maybe if the dress were tailored to fit tighter the look would have been great. But 👎🏼 On the dress she wore

    • Giddy says:

      I have the feeling that she spent the evening pulling her dress up!

  8. amilu says:

    Bryce, please quit tweaking your glorious face!!!

  9. LadyT says:

    Octavia Spencer looks like someone I’d love to be friends with. Great outfit- I’d switch out the shoes though. Way too light weight to balance a leather jacket on top.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      Yup, I agree. And Tadashi Shoji is an affordable and elegant designer. Especially for us larger figures.

      • Kori says:

        She’s a larger woman who consistently hits it out of the park on the red carpet and he is one of her main go-tos. Her red carpet run the year of The Help was awesome.

    • Abbess Tansy says:

      I know what you mean, I think I’d love to be friends with her. And I love the leather jacket over the dress and the color. She’s just one of my favs.

  10. kri says:

    BDH is so pretty-that coloring…sigh. Christina Ricci looks lovely as well. But Octavia glows from the inside. Beautiful.

  11. LaMaitresse says:

    I think Bryce’s dress makes her look “blocky” which she is not. I bet one of Vivienne Westwood’s gorgeous dresses, with the internal corset and drape effect would be stunning. Beautiful face, her skin is luscious, and I adore red hair.

  12. Shambles says:

    It looks like Bryce’s lips have settled. I think the dress is awful, but she’s still beautiful, despite the unfortunate work she’s had done. I don’t understand why all of young Hollywood today gets so much crap about nepotism like it’s some new thing, when SOOO many of the older stars are somebody’s kid as well. See: BDH and Opie. Sigh.

    Also, Christina Ricci is a GODDESS, forever. I love her. And that body, good God.

    • SusanneToo says:

      See John, David, Keith, Robert Carradine. See Henry, Jane, Peter Fonda. See John Sr., John Jr., Drew Barrymore. See Douglas Sr., Douglas Jr. Fairbanks. The Senior and Junior Tyrone Powers. Robert Mitchum and his son, John Wayne and his son. And so many more. Just going into the family business. Some succeeded, some did not.

      • Kori says:

        Martha plimpton is a Carradine, I believe, Jennifer Jason Leigh. It goes back to acting families in the theatre premovies even. (The Barrymore’s again)

  13. Emom says:

    Millie Bobby Brown! I just watched Stranger Things fairly recently so this is my first glimpse of her out of character. She looks older than 12, and is so lovely. I wonder if she may be the new Hailee Steinfeld or Kiernan Shipka with her fine fashion sense.

  14. Bridget says:

    My problem with BDH buying her own dresses (which I love in theory) is that she doesn’t seem to get them altered to fit her well. I can’t imagine that this is how Victoria Beckham would have preferred to have this garment presented.

  15. idontknowyouyoudontknowme says:

    Very surprised that everyone is digging Christina’s look.. I think the blonde paired with that shade of lipstick is terribly aging on her, and doesn’t suit her coloring at all. She is someone I expected to look young forever due to her features and height, but here she looks much older than her years due to the bad hair color/make-up. Also just might be me, but she seems extra thin now.. she always had a nice shape, but I think a few extra kilos suit her more, this doesnt seem natural for her frame.

    • Chaine says:

      Agree, she looks much better with dark hair, and she seems painfully thin to me these days. ETA: love the dress though.

  16. dotdotdot says:

    As a short fat woman I. MUST. STEAL. OCTAVIA. SPENCER´S. LOOK! She looks fab!

  17. D says:

    Anyone else think that Millie looks like a young elizabeth Perkins?

  18. lucy2 says:

    I like all of these looks, but Bryce’s dress probably could have used some tailoring.
    Octavia always looks so good! I was hoping to see her film this weekend but a snowstorm disrupted my plans.

  19. Angel says:

    Love Caitriona and her dress. I dig the ease at the waist…not everything needs to skin tight all the time!

  20. Patricia says:

    Bryce def lost weight. It’s her body, she should do what’s best for her. But she was recently in a Dark Mirror episode and looked soooooo fabulous with a fuller figure. I couldn’t take my eyes off of her in that episode.

    Millie Bobby is beautiful. I get worried for her in a motherly way. I heard she has one hell of a pushy showbiz dad. I just want her to have a happy and safe childhood, enjoy using her talent, and NOT get caught up in the childstar web of misfortune we so often see.

  21. Tania says:

    BDH is gorgeous, I love her dress, just wish it didn’t look like it was falling off. Just saw her episode of black mirror, she’s a great actress and so beautiful.