Like It Or Dump It: Jessica Chastain’s ’50s Disney Moment

Nicole Kidman's other stand-in, Jessica Chastain, hit the National Board of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City last night, and boy, am I confused. Jessica+Chastain+Stars+National+Board+Review+2I know it's past Christmas, and I myself endorsed the wearing of yellow only today, but the more I look at this, the less I like it. As pretty as she undoubtedly is in this Oscar De La Renta head-to-toe Spring 2013 look, it feels like a early '60s 'Betty Draper' costume. The hair and make-up are divine, but in the context of the ensemble she looks over-styled. Jessica+Chastain+Stars+National+Board+Review+1 I feel like she's promoting a Broadway production of Grease, where a Disney Princess finds herself in love with 'Danny Zuko'. Jessica+Chastain+Stars+National+Board+Review+3 Am I being overly crabby? Maybe. That much yellow is kind of an assault on the eyes this early in January. And the cobalt shoes, though fab, are too high a contrast. What do you think? Like it, or dump it?

About Aisling O'Connor

Aisling is an Irish fashion, pop culture and lifestyle writer whose work can be seen in Harpers Bazaar, The Atlantic, The Daily Mail and The Independent's Irish edition and many others. With a unique sartorial perspective, she strives to translate high fashion and street style into accessible looks - and savage often ridiculous celebrity stylings as a matter of public service.
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9 Responses to Like It Or Dump It: Jessica Chastain’s ’50s Disney Moment

  1. Anonymous says:

    it just doesn’t look right, she looks dumpy maybe it’s the hem..

  2. Take Two Aspirins says:

    I’m no expert, but I just don’t think this shade of yellow goes with her skin tone.

  3. Jen Paul says:

    I like the eye make up. But the rest of it is a giant WTF.

  4. Flffgrrrlr says:

    I sort of like the top bit in the first pic, and sort of like the skirt in the second pic. But hmm. Frump: dump.

  5. Jocelyn says:

    I’m not a fan of that dress – but I love her!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Great eyeliner, dress has touch of milkmaid about it. In the bin!

  7. ShoSho says:

    Third piccie down – is that a bra strap?
    Dump it, too canary.

  8. Peggy Guggenheim says:

    Lupita Nyong’o could possibly pull it off. Yellow is tricky.

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