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Fashion Disaster: The Only Thing Worse Than Amy Adams’ Slicked Back Hair Is Her Unfortunate Boob Debacle

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Just when things were going so great for Amy Adams–we named her one of The Gloss’ 10 best dressed oscar nominees–she showed up on a red carpet in one hell of a fashion disaster. After a series of great looks over the better part of the last year and only one major misstep, this was a major miss and a big disappointment on one of my favorite stars.

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At last night’s Vanity Fair and Chrysler Toast to American Hustle party (wow, they are really getting lame with their party names), Adams wore a hot pink Vivienne Westwood cocktail dress that made a mockery out of her beautiful form. While I think the color looks fantastic, I can’t get past the awkwardness of the neckline and the half-peplum/tumor on her right hip. It’s no secret that The Gloss hates peplums, but at least normal peplums have the courage to declare what they are, proudly, in all of of their horror. This baggy number couldn’t quit commit, and looks lumpy.

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I understand Adam’s desire to go for a sleeker hair style–this dress sort of rattles into va va voom territory–and as Red Carpet Fashion Awards points out, “anything like a big wave would have been too reminiscent of a Christina Hendricks turn.” But there are a lot of sleek, simple hair options besides the slicked back look, which has a zero percent success rate (although people keep trying).

Hopefully, we’ll see Adams bring her A game to the Oscars on Sunday night, and end up on our best dressed list where she belongs.

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  • Mahdi Martin

    She has such a sharktastic body, and that wadded up curtain does nothing for it!
    No need to even mention the hair…whoops, I mentioned it.
    It makes you realize how beautiful she really is on the other hand though, beyond the strange getup.

  • Lindsey Conklin

    you’re right I love the color of the dress, but why is it broached like that?! never been a fan of the slicked back, super oily, greasy hair thing…

  • anna

    no mention of the diaper hem? That’s the only thing that stands out to me

    • Julia Sonenshein

      Only because I couldn’t find the right words. Thank you.

  • Celia

    Why have “boob debacle” in the title, but not even mention it in the article? Sometimes the writers on this site make me laugh at their inability to do basic aspects of their job.

    • Valerie

      THIS!!!

  • cat butt

    No one mentioned that her foot is trying to escape? Yikes:/

  • Mary Deane

    I don’t like that look. She looks like she jumped out of bed, had a shower and throw a curtain on.