The Cold Shoulder: Rachel McAdams at the ‘To the Wonder’ premiere

Rachel McAdams in a green one-shouldered dress

We want to love this, we really do. Well, we have a bit of a soft spot for Rachel McAdams AND for the colour green, so the combination of the two should be a sure-fire winner, right?

But… the shoulder. The cold shoulder. We’ve never really learned to love the one-sleeved look on a dress (or a top, for that matter), because it always seems to leave the outfit looking unbalanced somehow, like poor Rachel jammed her sleeve in the car door on the way to the premiere, and no option but to just rip it right off, leaving one arm bare.

On the other hand (or arm, rather), this dress has a nice dose of drama to it, and we do love the half of it that contains an arm.

What do you think? Is it a crime of fashion, or is it completely ‘armless? (Boom boom!)



  • September 13, 2012


    I think the one bare arm might have worked if the other sleeve was loser and maybe 3/4 length? That and the closed-up-ness of the collar and drapey scarf thing hanging down the back, make the missing sleeve look like a mistake. I think one sleeve looks work better with looser, drapey-er styling around the shoulder.

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  • September 13, 2012

    Liz in Paris

    I agree with Kuri, esp. about the three-quarter sleeves. Also, the proportions are somehow odd with all the drapey stuff going on at the front and on the same side as the bare arm. But the teal green is gorgeous and suits her colouring well.

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  • September 13, 2012


    Looks like someone took an 80s dress and peeled the sleeve back, then tucked the scraps into the waist band. Horrible neckline, horrible silhouette, and a big shoulder cannot be paired with no shoulder at all.

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  • September 14, 2012

    Carolina W

    If this dress were sleeveless, and didn’t have all that mess at the collar, it’d be really cute.

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  • September 16, 2012


    Heh. One half of her looks like she’s wearing an edwardian lady’s dress, the other half looks like the 80s threw up on her.

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  • September 17, 2012

    Adriana Deluna

    2 words Very UGLY!!!!

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