Jessica Biel in Ralph & Russo at the Emmys: tragic or improving?

69th Emmy Awards

I give partial credit to Jessica Biel last night. When I only saw her from the waist up, I felt a sense of relief that she wasn’t hiding behind those g–damn bangs she’s had for several years. Her bangs were arguably THE WORST bangs in Hollywood. They were too long, too thick, too unflattering to her face. So I felt like, well, my work here is done. At least she no longer has bangs. But I guess I have to give her a few more pointers. For one, this Ralph & Russo is bad and she needs a cleaner silhouette. Two, even though your bangs are no longer around (and that’s a good thing), you need to figure out a better hairstyle than “Grand Ole Opry circa 1982.”

69th Emmy Awards

69th Emmy Awards

Tatiana Maslany in a very simple, flattering and pretty Reem Acra. Nice, although I would have loved to see her mix it up just a little bit more. I get the feeling that she’s not much of a fashion person though. She was with her longtime lover Tom Cullen.

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Leslie Jones in Christian Siriano. I love her and I feel her struggles about finding something that flatters her figure and her height. Siriano often makes special gowns for Leslie and they seem to have a great relationship. This is not the best, but I’ll give her a pass.

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Padma Lakshmi also wore Christian Siriano. Like, this isn’t bad, but it’s not good either. It reminds me of something Eva Longoria would wear to these events – hasn’t Eva worn 20 million versions of this dress to various events over the years? And at this point, I just don’t give a sh-t about taffeta.

69th Emmy Awards

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    Jessica’s hair was frightening.

  2. seesittellsit says:

    Have to disagree this time – I think Biel looks good, very glam, and I like the thick hair and sumptuous gown. She looks more 1940s than Opry to me. The simple black column dress also a winner – the last two, awful, just awful.

  3. monette says:

    Sorry Kaiser, as much as I love you and usually hate Biel’s style, I love everything about this look. Especially the hair.

  4. Linabear says:

    I want her to bring her bangs back! I find them very pretty on her.

  5. Leala says:

    I agree with the other commenters, JB was actually one of my favorites of the night! I love, love her dress and hair. Definitely a much softer, goddess-y vibe and I LOVED IT! :)

  6. Calla Lily says:

    Jessica’s dress is beautiful. I don’t see a single flaw.

  7. JC says:

    I like Biel’s entire look. Whole thing—hair and dress— harmonious and flattering.
    On the other hand, Christian Siriano’s dresses are looking costumey—not like designer fashion at all.

  8. Tig says:

    I agree-Biel is stunning. And I think Leslie looks fab! I think she and CS are in for the long haul-LOL!!

  9. Katherine says:

    I love Jessica Biel’s look! Could’ve been more modern but it’s still a good look. On unrelated note, why every outlet seems to refer to this Cullen guy as a *long term* love/lover? Is this supposed to be a hint that it’s time for the guy to propose or smth? Cause it feels weird and uncalled for – a partner or a boyfriend would’ve worked just fine, we can notice it’s the same guy as she was with before (no we don’t but who cares)

  10. lucy2 says:

    I kind of both love and hate Jessica’s hair. Eh.
    Leslie’s would have been better with a solid skirt, not sheer. I figured Kate McKinnon would win and really deserves it, but I would have loved to see Leslie win too.

  11. Kimma1216 says:

    Does Jessica have frosted highlights in the front of her hair?!!!!!

  12. Talie says:

    If Biel had gotten over herself and come back to TV sooner, she probably would’ve got a nomination…now she’s competing with movie stars. A cruel twist of fate.

  13. Diana says:

    If we want to be bit picky- I thought Jessica looked like she had too much product in her hair– but I thought her dress and makeup were gorgeous!!!!! She was much more beautiful on the show than these still pics. The pale pink and silvery hues flatter her. Very sexy and sophisticated imo

  14. poorlittlerichgirl says:

    I think they all look stunning!

  15. GiBee says:

    Padma’s dress is the kind of dress that I think might look okay in a photoshoot but I just can’t imagine wearing at an event. It looks millimeters away from exposing her – how could you walk/move/sit/drink in that without flashing everyone? It just doesn’t seem like much fun.

  16. smee says:

    I knew we were going to hear about these bangs this a.m.

    JB’s hair is way too high in the front – looks like a pompadour. She needs to grow them out.

    Tatiana Maslany looks perfect – nothing bold, but very elegant. Why can’t more people go this route instead of being a fashion victim?

  17. Seraphina says:

    I think her look is very nice. But then you take a closer look and get a headache. The cut of the dress is great. I think it would be better had they forgone mixing the materials. Other than that Beil looks great.

  18. Anastasia says:

    I think Jessica needed to fully commit with that hair style and bring the front up just a smidge higher to balance the giant wave of hair on the side.

    But then, I’m from Dallas. :)

  19. emma33 says:

    I love this look on Jessica. I like how she really commits and goes for a whole look. Often it ends up looking too overdone (a bit like Blake Lively), but this time I think she got it spot on. It’s my best of the night, with Nicole Kidman coming second.

  20. booradley says:

    I couldn’t disagree more, Biel looks amazing in that dress, so flattering, love the styling, love the colour and the overlay, just gorgeous!!

  21. tracking says:

    I love the side and back view, but the front fit didn’t look quite right.

  22. Lizzie says:

    i don’t love Leslie Jones’s dress but she still looks nice. she’s in the prime of her career, she just turned 50 and her body is banging. you only live once! why not show it all off for one awards show?

  23. magnoliarose says:

    I don’t like Jessica’s lipstick, but I like the dress. Overall she is a little underwhelming, and too flesh tone and the hair doesn’t look old glamour to me but dated. The pompadour ponytail was a trend in the early 2000s, and it feels like something Jessica Simpson would have done with her hair.
    I love Leslie, so I think she looks good.
    Padma whatever.

  24. Grant says:

    I quite like Jessica Biel’s dress and look! Who knew?!

  25. minx says:

    I don’t care for Biel but she looked great.

  26. Sumodo1 says:

    Biel’s look distracted from her restaurant employees’ lawsuit.

  27. Pandakeeper says:

    Lets not forget Leslie Jones. I just liked seeing her in a dress with her big, happy smile! She has really worked hard to drop her weight. I love that the dress was kind of “frilly” and had a lot going on. She is really tall, so she can get away with it. It’s like the dress was the opposite of her personality. But it looks like she’s experimenting and having fun!

  28. Sequinedheart says:

    I want to like JB’s outfit, I really do. But I don’t.
    It looked like pieces of fabric they pinned to her last minute, therefore looking floppy and unflattering on her frame. The color scheme is good on her. She is a beautiful woman so it’s not like she ever looks “bad” per se, just never quite nails it.

  29. Sage says:

    I would have liked Jessica’s dress if it didn’t have the nude fabric draped around it.

  30. Baltimom says:

    Biel’s dress looks like something Kim K would wear. Biel is too “girl next door” to pull it off.

  31. SM says:

    I take it Jess had a night off since there is no Justin popping out from behind her, she locked him in the basement for the night

  32. Aurelia says:

    Padma’s face is newly busted.

  33. angie0717 says:

    I like JB hair! And her make up skewed more pink than nude so she doesn’t look like she’s recoverting from the flu. A bit more colour on the face would b nice tho! As for the dress – Mother of the Bride! Blech.

  34. Ari says:

    I am here to say that Leslie looks FIERCE!!

  35. A Fan says:

    After looking at different pictures and watching her interview on the red carpet, I can appreciate this look. A lot.

    It’s interesting, especially on TV when she’s moving.

    [*The best part? Her fool of a husband wasn't there to ruin it.*]

  36. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I can’t believe all these comments saying Jessica Biel looks good! Jessica Biel looks totally tacky! I agree with Kaiser! Biel’s look is awful! And it isn’t helped by the fact that she has no personality. She seems so empty and devoid of any charisma. So that’s a big part of why her look doesn’t work. It’s not just looks that make a look work – you have to have some soul or spirit and she doesn’t ever give off any energy other than milk toast and superficiality.