Anna Chlumsky in mixed metallic Sachin & Babi: striking or just ok?

Anna Chlumsky is such a good sport. I don’t actually watch Veep, I don’t know anyone who does (I’m sure it’s good I just don’t watch it), and yet somehow it gets nominated every single year. Julia Louis-Dreyfus takes home all the awards every time (she’s won six Emmys in a row for Veep), and Chlumsky has been nominated every year since 2013 for Best Supporting Actress and she’s lost every time. This was the fifth time she’s lost. She looked amazing though and that’s something. Chlumsky was in a Sachin & Babi gown with two types of metallics, a liquid-looking solid silver skirt and a lighter silver v-neck top with a mixed sequin pattern. I disliked her hair, that slicked back look is still holding strong despite how unflattering it is, but other than that she was stunning.


Tracee Ellis Ross was in mixed material Chanel. Red Carpet Fashion Awards has the runway version of this dress (it’s the same) and I’m torn on whether I like it. I appreciate that Tracee has an interest in fashion, she actually used to work as a stylist, but the couture dresses don’t always work for events. Plus I want feathered dresses to just go away. The silver sequin top of this dress, however boxy, is decent I just don’t like the feathered hem.



I don’t want This is Us yet so I didn’t know Susan Kelechi Watson, but her gold metallic Cristina Ottaviano gown was such a showstopper I wanted to include her. I like the sculptural wave pattern on the bust along with the change in fabric at the bottom of the gown, where it looks like lines of sequins raining down. I’ve never heard of this designer and will be keeping an eye out.



Here’s Laverne Cox in metallic Naeem Khan. They were raving about this dress on E!, I guess they rave about most of the red carpet gowns until they trash them on Fashion Police, but I think the bust fits her poorly. The top looks too small for her. The sequin lines on that dress form circles, lines, and diamond shapes, which are kind of mesmerizing when you look at them closely.



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  1. Kitten says:

    The slicked-back hair looks ok on people with very small foreheads and even then, it doesn’t look great. But on people with big-ass foreheads like myself it just looks horrendous.

    I think Ana looks the best out of all of them.

  2. HadToChangeMyName says:

    I’m thinking the bust line on Laverne’s dress must have been done purposely that low, because the rest of the dress fits perfectly. But, yeah, it gives the effect of being ill-fitting.

    Susan’s styling is banging! Love the dress, the makeup and the hair.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      The fit is odd, but I like the dress itself. Also love Susan Kalechi Watson’s dress.

    • lucy2 says:

      Agree on both points. The bust area of Laverne’s seems uncomfortably low but the rest is great. Susan’s is gorgeous!
      I like Anna’s too, it looks fine. Tracee’s is a little odd for my taste, but she manages to make a lot of stuff work. She’s the best.

  3. Holla here says:

    Did Anna C have her nose done? Something’s a bit different with her nose.

  4. annabanana says:

    What is that red spot on the top pic of Anna chlumsky? Right in the genital area

  5. minx says:

    Susan KW looked perfect, the dress was so pretty and unique. Her character on This Is Us also dresses really well.
    Tracee’s dress was fine until you got to the featherbed bottom, ugh.

  6. aang says:

    Veep is very funny but I can only take it in small doses. And you have to pay close attention because many of the best lines are under delivered.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Veep is by far one of the FUNNIEST programs on tv. Ever.

    • LadyT says:

      I have always loved this show. Very very sharply witted and funny. This season that I just watched though crossed that imaginary line into mean.

    • GiBee says:

      I find it a very YMMV type show. Ianucci to me is always so close to utterly hilarious, but with this desperate NEED for envelope-pushing that kind of knocks it down a peg. More profanity! More gross-out humour!

      I mean, all that said, of course I use “F*ckity-bye” and “Difficult difficult lemon difficult” from The Thick of It, all the time.

  7. smee says:

    Tracee Ellis Ross – I LOVE her wardrobe on Blackish but that looks like a lumpy silver hot dog bun she’s wearing. Too bad – she’s so great.

    Susan Kelechi Watson – hate the shear bottom of the dress but the top is incredible. Gold is her metallic.

    Laverne Cox – the top looks like an ill-fitting VS bra. Grey metallic doesn’t look great on her skin-tone, imo.

    • Sadezilla says:

      Smee, thanls for the laugh at “lumpy silver hot dog bun.” I like Tracee and want better for her too!

  8. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    Anna finally got one right.

    I love mixed feelings about Tracee and her dress. I love her to pieces and am praying for a Netflix revival/proper ending to Girlfriends. I hate Karl L and everything he “designs” at Chanel. I do like everything except the feathers on the dress. Remove the featheers and make the rest floor length I would have liked it more.

    The top portion of Susan’s dress is great the bottom part looks unfinished, like they did not have enough material from the top to finish the bottom.

    Laverne needs to pull up her dress and get a new hairstyle.

  9. FHMom says:

    I binged watched VEEP last spring. The episodes are short, so it’s easy to do. The supporting cast is phenomenal. Each and every one of them. Anna looks great. She’ll always be that little girl from My Girl to me. it’s hard not to root for a child actor who successfully transitioned to adult roles.

  10. khymera says:

    I love Anne’s dress and the lady in gold just stunning. Tracee’s a no for me and Lavern should have gone up a size I still like her dress though, also she has a strong face and should try softer makeup sometimes.

  11. Anastasia says:

    VEEP is just amazing. I don’t normally laugh out loud at anything, but that show? Yeah.

    “Jonah, you’re not even your mother’s favorite Jonah.” The one-liners are fantastic.

  12. Tiffany says:

    I really wanted Tracee to not have her hair tied down. She has such beautiful hair and it should have been flowing, especially with that dress.

  13. serena says:

    Dear god, Chlumsky and Ross’ dresses are so ugly I can’t even.. What’s up with the feathers this year? I’ve yet to see a good look with them.

  14. Sara says:

    They all look great, the last one is a bit in your face bolt-ons.

  15. jessalder says:

    Cox looks like a drag queen — not a good look.

  16. seesittellsit says:

    To me, Watson’s is the only one that really worked. Chlumsky is too short in the leg for this look and her dress emphasized rather than disguised it . . . you really have to be careful with those mermaid-shaped gowns. They really require great proportions and an hour-glass figure to pull off . . .

  17. angie0717 says:

    They all look beautiful. My top faves r the actresses from This Is Us and Veep. Stunning. And Tracee is my least fave. She deserves a way better dress. As for the show Veep – start watching it! – it’s the funniest, best writing on tv.