Jessica Biel in Ralph Lauren at the VF Oscar party: tedious or fine?

2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake weren’t content to ruin the Oscars (YEAH I SAID IT). They also had to ruin the after-parties too! And maybe – ? – Justin made Jessica change out of her hideous Oscar dress into this equally fug Ralph Lauren look for the Vanity Fair party. What is it with Jessica and gold? It’s theme dressing, I fear. Anyway, the whole sheet-cape effect is something that Cate Blanchett could absolutely pull off. On Biel, this look falls flat (and I’m not just talking about what the dress is doing to her bust).

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Reese Witherspoon in Michael Kors. I really like this – it’s a cute cocktail dress and she looks nice. Sometimes it’s not that complicated, you know? Find a cute dress and pair it with some simple styling. Bam, you’re done.

2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter

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Kerry Washington in Michael Kors. I’m having a love/hate relationship with this. Do I think it’s sexy or do I think it’s tacky? I honestly can’t decide. The bronze shade ends up looking flesh-toned on Kerry, but I also think that’s kind of hot. Beyond my confusion about the dress, she looks beautiful. Great hair & makeup.

2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter

Amanda Peet in Michael Kors. Well, it’s a lot better than what she usually wears?

Felicity Jones switched into this heavy Erdem look. I think this is better than the milquetoast Dior she wore to the Oscars, but that’s not saying much. This seems way too much for an Oscar party, honestly.

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  1. Alix says:

    Biels’ look: 100% FUG.

    • embertine says:

      You know, if the skirt was the same fabric as the rest of it and she had done bigger hair, I think it would have worked. The matte white skirt was too blah for the top, and the subdued sister wife hair, while it shows off how very pretty she is, really did not work with that bonkers a dress. Commit, Jess, commit!

    • Esmom says:

      Agreed. I gasped when I saw it on the VF website. So awful.

      • Almondjoy says:

        Yes It’s a great after party look! I like a bold look for the event and then something simple for afterwards. Plus Reese’s style is always simple and chic so this fits her perfectly.

        Wrong spot lol.. was responding to Esmom and Lucy2

    • Megan says:

      She and Justin are so thirsty.

      • Belle Epoch says:

        @megan Agree – it’s like the first thing you notice about them is how desperate they are, not what they look like. She is B O R I N G even in a golden cape!

      • Anna says:

        This is the most you have seen of them “together” since their marriage. Forgive me for saying this if I am wrong, but it is my understanding that she is a gay woman. Don’t know his story.

      • Diane says:

        He was fanboying everyone in the audience. They seemed to react to him the way I react to an annoying fly. Agree, these two try way too hard.

    • Blackcat says:

      Jessica looks like she busted up into the Liberace museum and 5 fingered this cape.
      She is so tacky.
      BTW cape would be divine on Liberace.

      Nope on rest of dresses. Reese looks fine ***yawns.

  2. Almondjoy says:

    Love Reese’s look 😍 That dress is simple but hot

    • Esmom says:

      I do, too. I like how she’s not competing for most dramatic look. In photos she seemed like she was circulating and talking to everyone and not making her attire the main event.

    • lucy2 says:

      I like it too, perfect for the after parties.

    • QQ says:

      Right, i love it cause it looks like what a busy power player would wear

      Amanda Peet is officially out of the “amanda Peet Curve” ( see also Heidi Klum/Maggie Gyllenhaal/Lena Dunham) this is plain old good, not even “for her”

      • paleokifaru says:

        QQ I agree that her outfits have been WAY better lately and are now in the good on their own territory. But doesn’t Amanda Peet always come off a bit paper doll-ish? By that I mean, it seems like you can just stick any outfit on her and she somehow looks exactly the same whether or not the outfit itself is great. She never seems to really change up her styling or, at least, it never seems to really be enough for me to think she has actually styled her look in any way. Does anyone else feel this way about her?

    • Whaaaaaaatttt? says:

      agree, love that dress

  3. trollontheloose says:

    Felicity for the win ( I want it) then Reese because it is simple and elegant. ill fitted dress tfor Kerry. Maybe she didn’t loose the pregnancy belly so she went away with this one. 3 year-old project whatever it is for Jessica plus her parted hair makes her look matrimony. No sparkle at all and her clingy lookatmenotherbutiamusingher accessory should stay away.if you gonna bring noodle hair don’t bring the ramen

  4. Nev says:

    The new show Big Little Lies with Reese and Nicole is just amazing!!!! They look great!

    • Almondjoy says:

      It sure is! Have you read the book? I loved it and was interested to see how it would translate on screen and doubted that it would stack up but they’re doing such a good job.

      • Kate says:

        I’m finishing the book and I really like it. It’s very good chick lit. I think Kidman and Reese are good fit but who is Zoe Kravitz going to play?

      • Kat says:

        Zoe Kravitz plays Bonnie. The new wife of Reese’s characters ex hubby. I think it’s a great casting decision.

      • Almondjoy says:

        Same question I had before I watched! I didn’t remember there being a black person in the book. Zoe is Bonnie, Madeleine’s ex husband’s wife. She’s a perfect fit for the role since she’s earthy and has that whole boho vibe.

        Edit: saw your comment after I posted mine, Kat!

      • Kate says:

        Thanks Kat. Zoe will be a great Bonnie. I’ll probably finish the book tonight or tomorrow and then I’ll watch the first two episodes. Can’t wait!

      • Nev says:

        I haven’t read the book yet!!! Gotta check it out too

      • QQ says:

        I havent read the book but I am all caught up as well and probably will have to read it soon as it’s over!.. its so dishy, I Love the House Porn in that show and the Music ( Chloe With The Musical Taste!) Celeste and Perry are just sad and Icky

      • Moneypenny says:

        Glad to hear it! Read the book and have been meaning to watch.

    • mia girl says:

      Reese is killing it in that role.
      This is my favorite show right now! High brow soapy stuff and TBH, this sh*t is real folks – Some of the mommies at my kids’ schools are these women.

      • LadyT says:

        I know these women! And I’m not proud to say but I’ve behaved like some of them too. Hopefully older and wiser now. . Great show.

  5. Tan says:

    If the skirt was black instead of white
    Maybe the look would have been better on Jessica

    It just falls flat and she somehow looks uncomfortable wearing it

    • original kay says:

      I thought that as well, she looks so uncomfortable.

      Could be too, the man beside her doesn’t seem to know who she is. Maybe the obvious disconnect is uncomfortable?

  6. Clare says:

    I likes both of Jessica Biels dresses – her hair on the other hand, is kind of unflattering.

    The sleeves on Amanda Peet’s dress are hideous.

  7. lannisterforever says:

    I’m living for Amanda Peet’s look! The fabric of that dress is so stunning and cool.

    Jessica is overdressed as usual, and Reese looks the same as she always does.

  8. Donna says:

    I’m beginning to get a Lena Dunham vibe from Biel. Is she deliberately trying to look awful?

    • nem says:

      i do wonder .her pre pregnancy body was one of the greatest in hollywood, and she was showing off it proudly in great fitting clothes…but now…
      i regret her period films like the illusionist and the another one with colin firth.

  9. Shambles says:

    Jessica cheapens every look when she accessorizes with her husband’s adderall eyes.

    Reese looks hot.

    • Esmom says:

      JT was so obnoxious on the red carpet, I couldn’t believe it. He must be exhausting to live with, so needy.

  10. grabbyhands says:

    I feel like Jessica Biels wasn’t just wearing metallic as part of this year’s Oscars trend-I feel like she and Timberlake both thought his song was a lock to win the award and that is why she chose gold for both (terrible) gowns. But I might feel that way because they both annoy me.

    I like Kerry Washington’s gown, and the color is gorgeous on her, but this one isn’t working for some reason. I don’t know if it is just fitted poorly or that she’s slouching a little or what.

    Oh Felicity. I actually didn’t mind her awards dress, even with the blah color, but this sequined mess is no bueno.

    • Esmom says:

      I think this dress on Felicity is so much better than her awards dress. It’s fascinating to see what people choose for the awards and for after. So many of the “afters” were better than the awards dresses. The fact they even change is weird to me. I’m always to happy to see someone who wears the same thing to both events, like J Aniston. Seems much more low key.

      • teacakes says:

        Yeah, remember the year JLaw won?

        Boring poofy princess dress for the ceremony, but for the afterparty she had this GLORIOUS silver plunge-necked Calvin Klein dress which I really wished she’d worn to the main event.

    • lucy2 says:

      Ha! I can see that, Jessica thought she’d be posing for photos with Justin and an Oscar, and wanted to match. Of course, he’d shove her out of the way or jump in front of her in each one anyway, so…
      I love Kerry’s gown, but I don’t think it’s fitted very well for her. She looks gorgeous though.

      • emilybyrd says:

        I sort of remember in an interview or two back, Justin mentioned that Jessica doesn’t have much of a clue about fashion. So he ends up picking what she wears on red carpets. I wish I could find a link to one of those articles. But it’s out there somewhere. We can blame him for her fashion choices at the Oscars, most likely. But I guess she gets some of the credit, too, since she went with what he chose!

  11. MissMerry says:

    Why does biel attend? She doesn’t do anything currently, I think she is so boring and her presence at these award shows and parties is superfluous.

    • teacakes says:

      “Why does biel attend?”

      For literally the only reason she’s ever been relevant – she’s with Justin Timberlake.

  12. teacakes says:

    I like what Felicity’s wearing (for once!), and don’t think it’s too much – the afterparties accommodate fancy dresses as well as cute cocktail looks. There’s a weird sort of 90s goth meets disco Jane Austen feel to this plus it looks better fitted in the waist than the ballet dress.

    Also like Reese’s dress, it’s evident she’s much more at home in short dresses than full-length ones.

  13. L says:

    Kerry looks the best to me. Simply beautiful.

    • Carmen says:

      For once she is wearing a decent looking dress; most of her red carpet and after-party looks have been unmitigated disasters. But is she pregnant again or is she still losing the baby weight?

  14. Bridget says:

    The fit on Biel’s dress is driving me crazy, it looks badly proportioned. And she’s not a cape girl. That hair isn’t her best either, it looks like something you’d see in a movie about Puritans.

  15. Abbess Tansy says:

    Jessica wore another fugly dress with Justin “what is he on” Timberfake as accessories.
    Kerry and Reese look great, both dresses complement them well. Erdem is usually meh to me, so this dress Felicity is wearing does nothing for me. But I think I like the color.

  16. Bucketbot says:

    Whenever i see Jessica Biel in any post all I remember is her self pity, woe is she cause she is so pretty. But I just don’t see it. She is extremely bland pretty much always. Give her the most striking dress, she still makes it look sad. Her makeup has never looked good. Always wearing the bare look. On a normal day, fine, don’t put makeup but when you decide to go glam at any event commit to it. It’s almost like she thinks she is too pretty to put makeup. All i see is arrogance. Just like her husband.

  17. Shijel says:

    I’d love Biel’s dress on someone else. That someone else has to be model-thin and very statuesque though. Yeah, Cate would probably pull it off, but it just overwhelms Biel completely and fits badly.

  18. Lisa says:

    I thought JB looked fantastic in both dresses. The hair was not great though.

  19. Nicole says:

    Kerry’s dress makes her boobs look saggy because of the extra loose material. It’s otherwise really pretty.

  20. Twinkle says:

    It’s amazing that even with the help of a stylist Jessica Biel still has no style. Granted her “stylist” pair the gold sequins with the amazing Tiffany choker. Which just became a gold, muddy mess. Why some of these stylists get paid more than you and me, I’ll never know.

  21. TrixC says:

    Jessica…I don’t understand how someone with an amazing body can look so bad!

  22. SwanLake says:

    The Timberlake are an unattractive couple.

    • Pandy says:

      Yes I have to agree. He’s a troll and he has sucked any hotness out of her. I bet he’s the type that keeps her/orders her to be bland looking so she doesn’t upstage him, the “stah”. He’d be controlling like that I suspect.