Maggie Gyllenhaal: mumsy or marvellous?

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Ah, the mystery that is Maggie Gyllenhaal! If you’re a fashion blogger, it’s almost compulsory to worship at her style altar, but here’s the thing: while we don’t deny that Maggie’s a great actress and good lookin’ woman, The Fashion Police often think she dresses like someone in her 40s, who lives in a conservative small town, and maybe works in a school or something.  Her clothes frequently add around ten years to her age, and while this dress is pretty enough in itself, and certainly doesn’t look bad on her, as far as red carpet looks go, we’ve seen better.

But that’s just us, and we do seem to have something of a blind-spot when it comes to Maggie, so we ask you: is this look marvelous on her, or is it just a little bit mumsy?

8 Comments

  • November 24, 2008

    Natasha

    I’m not keen on Maggie’s style here or in general. For me she’s usually just a milder version of Chloe Sevigny.

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  • November 24, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    Natasha: That’s exactly what I was thinking! And what’s with her hair here?

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  • November 24, 2008

    Veronika

    I actually like the dress.. but the HAIR, why? Why oh why? Could have been much much better.

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  • November 24, 2008

    lorrwill

    Great fashion. The colors works for her. Its a grand secretary look. I am not thrilled with the black hose and shoes but I don’t hate them either.
    Horrible style. Style is appropriate for the occasion which this is not. She looks like she should be shopping and lunching with friends.

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  • November 25, 2008

    ila, Bangalore

    mumsy for sure.

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  • November 25, 2008

    bookmole

    She looks like my mother in a photograph from the fifties. Up to date Maggie.

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  • November 25, 2008

    Helen-LG

    I think the hair and the tights are the problem – she shouldn’t be wearing black tights with such a light dress imo. The hair is just odd too.. If she were wearing a more outlandish/overtly stylized outfit the hair would work better, it doesn’t match the dress at all!
    As someone else mentioned, I don’t think it’s very appropriate to the occasion either. It’s not just what you wear, it’s where you wear it!

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  • May 31, 2009

    Diandra

    I think it’s adorable! However, it’s something she should wear to the mall or to lunch, not the red carpet.

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