Michelle Williams Manages to Shine in an Ugly Dress (PHOTO)

Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams at the 2012 Golden Globes
Michelle Williams
is one of Hollywood's gems, in my opinion. Every time I see her or hear her speak, I can't help but smile, as opposed to roll my eye and groan, which is what a lot of other actresses make me involuntarily do. She seems sweet, genuine, smart, and she's a great actress to boot. So, needless to say, I was thrilled when she took home the award at last night's Golden Globes for Best Actress in a Film Comedy or Musical for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn.

But can we talk about her dress?


Williams and her adorable self showed up to the ceremony in a three-quarter-sleeved navy blue and black Jason Wu gown. And a headband. Now, I think the color of the dress is fantastic. I'm always a sucker for the navy and black combination, but everything else -- the sleeves, and dear Lord, the fit -- was all wrong.

Michelle is a beautiful, young girl, who just won an award for portraying the ultimate sex symbol -- this dress couldn't lend itself to that less. The fit of the gown makes her look sort of dowdy, and the sleeves make it look like something that would be better suited for an actress over 50. Also, although headbands are cute, I don't think the Golden Globes is really the place for one. I mean, I get that there's not much one can do with their hair when it's that short, but I think less would have definitely been more in this case. I found it distracting.

Personality goes a long way, though. As soon as Michelle began her acceptance speech, my opinion of the dress started to change. Okay, well, it didn't change, but her overall adorableness trumped any fashion faux pas she was committing, and I sort of forgot about what she was wearing. She was gracious, humble, and funny, and of course, she made me smile.

It would have been all the better if she was wearing something super gorgeous, though. Just sayin'.

Did you like Michelle Williams' dress?


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