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Title: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: jimithing on February 10, 2011, 04:47:14 PM
One of the big items on many of the celebrity websites is talk about Lindsay Lohan's dress to court, where she is facing felony charges for allegedly stealing a necklace.

Here is a picture of the dress:

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa88/kpulsipher/alg_lohan_split.jpg)

Many websites are asking if it was appropriate/respectful to wear to court. She wasn't kicked out, so it appears the judge didn't have any serious issue with it.

It's short and definitely very tight, but she's mostly covered. Was her dress a fashion faux pas?
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: AdakAK on February 10, 2011, 04:49:47 PM
I think it is too short and tight.  She would have a table to sit behind, so maybe it didn't look that bad actually in court.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: hobish on February 10, 2011, 04:52:03 PM

Maybe i am a teeny bit biased because i love Lindsay; but i think it just scrapes by. It is short, and it is tight; but it covers everything and really isn't very provocative. I am betting the judge has seen much worse.



Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Sharnita on February 10, 2011, 04:53:45 PM
I don't think it is rude but I don't think it is wise
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Bibliophile on February 10, 2011, 04:54:02 PM
She should've been ticketed by the fashion police.  That's one of the most unflattering dresses & it's paired with a necklace that looks like it's a lanyard & it's all tucked in.  Her face is pale & her legs are orange...  Not something I'd wear to court (or anywhere else), but it does cover everything.

edited cuz I got ticketed by the spelling police...
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: MrsO on February 10, 2011, 05:09:44 PM
She should've been ticketed by the fashion police.  That's one of the most unflattering dresses & it's paired with a necklace that looks like it's a lanyard & it's all tucked in.  Her face is pale & her legs are orange...  Not something I'd wear to court (or anywhere else), but it does cover everything.

edited cuz I got ticketed by the spelling police...

I couldn't disagree more! I think the dress is very flattering, it makes her look curvy in all the right places, and I think it's very pretty. As for the pale face/orange legs, I think that might be a lighting thing...if you look at the first picture, her face and legs are pretty much the same colour :) .

Would I wear it to court, though? No. I don't consider my dress sense conservative at all, but I think if I was in court I'd wear trousers or a skirt/dress that came to my knees, at least.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: jimithing on February 10, 2011, 05:11:40 PM
In one of the articles, they interviewed an attorney who said that that he always tells his clients to dress as if they are going to church or to a funeral, so he definitely wouldn't recommend this one.

I used to be a DCFS caseworker and was in court a lot. Many of the courtrooms had signs about what was not appropriate to wear to court, namely shorts. I had several clients kicked out of court for violating that rule.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: DangerMouth on February 10, 2011, 05:34:01 PM

Maybe i am a teeny bit biased because i love Lindsay; but i think it just scrapes by. It is short, and it is tight; but it covers everything and really isn't very provocative. I am betting the judge has seen much worse.


I don't even like her, and can't see that it was all that innapropriate.

It may have been tight, but it still covered everything, and just hearing that she was in court for something other than a DUI charge brings tears of joy to my eyes (OK, so I'm exagerating, but you get the idea. Stealing, really??)
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Ms_Shell on February 10, 2011, 05:48:16 PM
I definitely think it was very tacky for a court appearance, especially when she was presumably trying to plead her innocence in the case.  Keep the Basic Instinct look for the club scene, IMO. 
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Jan74 on February 10, 2011, 06:27:59 PM
It is relatively tame for Lindsay.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: gollymolly2 on February 10, 2011, 06:36:53 PM
I think the dress is super cute, but not at all appropriate for court.  I fully admit that I may just be very prudish about this, but when I wear a skirt to court, I'm not even comfortable foregoing nylons (something I never wear in my normal life).  It's hard for me to think of somewhere I would dress MORE formally than at court.  So given that standard,  I think this dress isn't okay.

However, I spend a decent amount of time in court and am always SHOCKED at what people think is appropriate to wear, so I'm not at all surprised the judge didn't say anything about this outfit.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Scuba_Dog on February 10, 2011, 06:38:34 PM
It's totally not appropriate for a courtroom.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Judah on February 10, 2011, 07:07:54 PM
She should've been ticketed by the fashion police.  That's one of the most unflattering dresses & it's paired with a necklace that looks like it's a lanyard & it's all tucked in.  Her face is pale & her legs are orange...  Not something I'd wear to court (or anywhere else), but it does cover everything.

edited cuz I got ticketed by the spelling police...

I couldn't disagree more! I think the dress is very flattering, it makes her look curvy in all the right places, and I think it's very pretty. As for the pale face/orange legs, I think that might be a lighting thing...if you look at the first picture, her face and legs are pretty much the same colour :) .

I agree.  I think she looks fantastic, the best she's looked in a while.  Unfortunately, though very cute, the dress is inappropriate for a court appearance.  I don't think that makes it rude, though.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: jimithing on February 10, 2011, 07:14:46 PM
She should've been ticketed by the fashion police.  That's one of the most unflattering dresses & it's paired with a necklace that looks like it's a lanyard & it's all tucked in.  Her face is pale & her legs are orange...  Not something I'd wear to court (or anywhere else), but it does cover everything.

edited cuz I got ticketed by the spelling police...

I couldn't disagree more! I think the dress is very flattering, it makes her look curvy in all the right places, and I think it's very pretty. As for the pale face/orange legs, I think that might be a lighting thing...if you look at the first picture, her face and legs are pretty much the same colour :) .

I agree.  I think she looks fantastic, the best she's looked in a while.  Unfortunately, though very cute, the dress is inappropriate for a court appearance.  I don't think that makes it rude, though.

I don't think that etiquette is always about rude or not rude, so I would agree. But I do think that it is an inappropriate outfit for a courtroom.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Jan74 on February 10, 2011, 07:21:16 PM
At least she didn't have an offensive manicure this time, right? So that is good.  ;D
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Mopsy428 on February 10, 2011, 07:32:01 PM
She should've been ticketed by the fashion police.  That's one of the most unflattering dresses & it's paired with a necklace that looks like it's a lanyard & it's all tucked in.  Her face is pale & her legs are orange...  Not something I'd wear to court (or anywhere else), but it does cover everything.

edited cuz I got ticketed by the spelling police...

I couldn't disagree more! I think the dress is very flattering, it makes her look curvy in all the right places, and I think it's very pretty. As for the pale face/orange legs, I think that might be a lighting thing...if you look at the first picture, her face and legs are pretty much the same colour :) .

Would I wear it to court, though? No. I don't consider my dress sense conservative at all, but I think if I was in court I'd wear trousers or a skirt/dress that came to my knees, at least.
I agree, MrsO. I think she looks great, but it's not appropriate to wear to court, although I've seen a lot worse in the courtroom.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: KenveeB on February 10, 2011, 07:40:14 PM
Many websites are asking if it was appropriate/respectful to wear to court. She wasn't kicked out, so it appears the judge didn't have any serious issue with it.

It's short and definitely very tight, but she's mostly covered. Was her dress a fashion faux pas?

It takes a whole lot to get kicked out of court for your attire.  But the judge will still very likely be Not Impressed by it.  I think that her dress was inappropriate for court, but sadly, I have seen worse.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: jimithing on February 10, 2011, 07:42:11 PM
Many websites are asking if it was appropriate/respectful to wear to court. She wasn't kicked out, so it appears the judge didn't have any serious issue with it.

It's short and definitely very tight, but she's mostly covered. Was her dress a fashion faux pas?

It takes a whole lot to get kicked out of court for your attire.  But the judge will still very likely be Not Impressed by it.  I think that her dress was inappropriate for court, but sadly, I have seen worse.

I've had numerous clients kicked out of court for wearing shorts, and it didn't take much! I suspect with someone high profile like Lindsay, and in L.A., maybe judges are a bit more lenient.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: KenveeB on February 10, 2011, 07:49:29 PM
Many websites are asking if it was appropriate/respectful to wear to court. She wasn't kicked out, so it appears the judge didn't have any serious issue with it.

It's short and definitely very tight, but she's mostly covered. Was her dress a fashion faux pas?

It takes a whole lot to get kicked out of court for your attire.  But the judge will still very likely be Not Impressed by it.  I think that her dress was inappropriate for court, but sadly, I have seen worse.

I've had numerous clients kicked out of court for wearing shorts, and it didn't take much! I suspect with someone high profile like Lindsay, and in L.A., maybe judges are a bit more lenient.

Yeah, I've seen kicked out for shorts, but that's really it.  If it's a dress, no matter how inappropriate, I've never seen someone kicked out for it.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: little bird on February 10, 2011, 08:09:52 PM
While I think it's inappropriate for court (although not worthy of getting her kicked out -- everything important is covered), I feel like it's actually really tame and pretty conservative for Lindsay.  And sort of cute... she looks better right now than she has in a long time, IMO.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Breezygirl on February 10, 2011, 08:20:21 PM
I personally don't think it's a appropriate dress for a court appearance. The lack of a bra makes it even less so, IMO . :o
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: jimithing on February 10, 2011, 08:22:45 PM
I personally don't think it's a appropriate dress for a court appearance. The lack of a bra makes it even less so, IMO . :o

That's funny because I thought, "Hey, at least she's wearing a bra!"

I believe that she is. I've seen some closer up pics and it looks like she's wearing a white bra.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: KittyBass on February 10, 2011, 08:27:22 PM
I think the dress looks nice, but not for court. I was thinking, 'Dang, if I wore that dress I'd look like a bowl of mashed potatoes!' :D
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Breezygirl on February 10, 2011, 08:30:47 PM
I personally don't think it's a appropriate dress for a court appearance. The lack of a bra makes it even less so, IMO . :o

That's funny because I thought, "Hey, at least she's wearing a bra!"

I believe that she is. I've seen some closer up pics and it looks like she's wearing a white bra.

Then the poor girl needs to be properly fitted.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: gollymolly2 on February 10, 2011, 09:19:09 PM
I think it's just the high neck.  Turtlenecks usually make large breasts look lower, no matter how well fitted a bra actually is.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: DangerMouth on February 10, 2011, 09:23:43 PM
I think it's just the high neck.  Turtlenecks usually make large breasts look lower, no matter how well fitted a bra actually is.

POD. Take off the sleeves and shoulders, extend the dress to the ground and she'd look like 90% of the brides out there.

Which isn't to say it's appropriate for court, only that millions of women see nothing wrong with that sillhouette.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Rosey on February 10, 2011, 09:33:53 PM
At least she didn't have an offensive manicure this time, right? So that is good.  ;D

So true!  :D
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: ShadesOfGrey on February 10, 2011, 09:51:52 PM
Just because she's covered doesnt mean she's apropriate.  Way inappropriate for the setting. And yes I do think it's rude not to dress appropriately when you have the means and you know what appropriate is!
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: stargazer on February 10, 2011, 10:09:07 PM
I personally don't think it's a appropriate dress for a court appearance. The lack of a bra makes it even less so, IMO . :o

That's funny because I thought, "Hey, at least she's wearing a bra!"

I believe that she is. I've seen some closer up pics and it looks like she's wearing a white bra.

I agree.  I think she looks very cute, but yeah, it's probably a little short for court.  But at least everything is covered.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: MrsJWine on February 10, 2011, 10:41:15 PM
I wouldn't call it rude.  It's that very special kind of not-quite-classy known as "klassy."  In the right setting, I think this would actually be a pretty great dress.  For court?  Klassy.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Master_Edward on February 10, 2011, 11:46:11 PM
I think it's inappropriate. There's a certain decorum one should have for court and that's not it.

Ed.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: JadeAngel on February 10, 2011, 11:53:20 PM
I think had she added a jacket and some pantyhose that would have been a perfectly appropriate dress for court, certainly it's flattering on her anyway, it just could have been tweaked a little here and there to make it look more professional and less 'clubby'.

Maybe a different hairstyle as well.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: hobish on February 10, 2011, 11:57:39 PM
I personally don't think it's a appropriate dress for a court appearance. The lack of a bra makes it even less so, IMO . :o

That's funny because I thought, "Hey, at least she's wearing a bra!"

I believe that she is. I've seen some closer up pics and it looks like she's wearing a white bra.

Then the poor girl needs to be properly fitted.

Yes. That smushed look is unfortunate.

Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Winterlight on February 11, 2011, 12:05:35 PM
It is relatively tame for Lindsay.

Agreed. As MrsJWine puts it, it's klassy, but considering that last time she showed up with a curse word on her manicure, well, it could be a lot worse. However, I'm guessing it didn't impress the judge at all.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Twik on February 11, 2011, 12:14:43 PM
I personally don't think it's a appropriate dress for a court appearance. The lack of a bra makes it even less so, IMO . :o

That's funny because I thought, "Hey, at least she's wearing a bra!"

I believe that she is. I've seen some closer up pics and it looks like she's wearing a white bra.

I agree.  I think she looks very cute, but yeah, it's probably a little short for court.  But at least everything is covered.
It's not obscene. Too tight and clingy to be totally flattering, but that's her problem, not mine.

But, if clothes are statements (and certainly movie people should know that), it doesn't say, "I am take my situation seriously and am prepared to work to rehabilate myself, physically, mentally, and professionally, if the court is kind enough to give me that option." Instead, it says, "Can we move this hearing along, because there's a club seat waiting for my rear on it."

Which is probably not the best message to send, all things considered here. I'm surprised her lawyers can't persuade her to wear something that says, "I'm clean, I'm sober and I'm serious".
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Bibliophile on February 11, 2011, 12:28:18 PM
She should've been ticketed by the fashion police.  That's one of the most unflattering dresses & it's paired with a necklace that looks like it's a lanyard & it's all tucked in.  Her face is pale & her legs are orange...  Not something I'd wear to court (or anywhere else), but it does cover everything.

edited cuz I got ticketed by the spelling police...

I couldn't disagree more! I think the dress is very flattering, it makes her look curvy in all the right places, and I think it's very pretty. As for the pale face/orange legs, I think that might be a lighting thing...if you look at the first picture, her face and legs are pretty much the same colour :) .

I agree.  I think she looks fantastic, the best she's looked in a while.  Unfortunately, though very cute, the dress is inappropriate for a court appearance.  I don't think that makes it rude, though.

I think casually putting the hair up and the lanyard around her neck totally ruin the whole look.  I'm not fond of the dress on her, but if you're going to wear something like that, do your hair & accessorize properly...
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: cocacola35 on February 11, 2011, 12:38:14 PM
I've seen worse.  Remember when MJ came to court in his PJs?  
I like the dress, but it's not something I'd wear to court.  Court is one of those places where if you want to be taken seriously, conservative dress is essential.

That said, I think what offends me more is not LL's dress, but the way the media is obessing about it.  Egypt is falling apart and all I'm hearing about is LL's dress.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: rose red on February 11, 2011, 02:06:14 PM
I don't think it's flattering at all.  Too tight.  All I notice is b00bs which is not a good idea for an environment where you want to be taken seriously. 
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Nora on February 11, 2011, 02:35:22 PM
I think the dress looks nice, but not for court. I was thinking, 'Dang, if I wore that dress I'd look like a bowl of mashed potatoes!' :D

Girl, me too! I need some support (AKA: camouflage)!

Edited to remove the "s" from girls. I just meant Kittybass, but was clearly thinking about b00bs.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: MissRose on February 12, 2011, 07:32:28 AM
Very rude and inappropriate for court IMO.

She needed to be dressed much more conservatively, then again I don't think she owns anything that resembles neat and conservative for a courtroom appearance.

Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Giggity on February 12, 2011, 07:42:35 AM
All I notice is b00bs which is not a good idea for an environment where you want to be taken seriously. 

For some reason, this (entirely true) piece of advice struck me as the funniest darn thing I've heard in a long time.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Jan74 on February 12, 2011, 03:07:51 PM
It is relatively tame for Lindsay.

Agreed. As MrsJWine puts it, it's klassy, but considering that last time she showed up with a curse word on her manicure, well, it could be a lot worse. However, I'm guessing it didn't impress the judge at all.

The look she was sporting last time was also just as short, showed cleavage, was tighter than this one, and had studs on the jacket.

So this one is a little closer to the mark, while still off. Also, she combed her hair. Bonus points for combing hair before court and washing off last night's makeup.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: SiotehCat on February 12, 2011, 03:08:44 PM
As much as I am not a fan of her, I think she looks great.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: DangerMouth on February 12, 2011, 04:04:48 PM
It is relatively tame for Lindsay.

Agreed. As MrsJWine puts it, it's klassy, but considering that last time she showed up with a curse word on her manicure, well, it could be a lot worse. However, I'm guessing it didn't impress the judge at all.

The look she was sporting last time was also just as short, showed cleavage, was tighter than this one, and had studs on the jacket.

So this one is a little closer to the mark, while still off. Also, she combed her hair. Bonus points for combing hair before court and washing off last night's makeup.

LOL. Bonus points for not combining 'walk of shame' with court appearance? With LL, we aim low :D
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Breezygirl on February 12, 2011, 07:56:37 PM
All I saw was b00bs too. I saw on the net the designer of the dress said the dress has since sold out.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Jolie_kitten on February 13, 2011, 04:00:00 AM
Can't really see (my screen is sort of toasted)- is she wearing pantyhose? Often, for short dresses with long sleeves and no cleavage, that's what makes the difference between appropriate and inappropriate. (Then again, I admit, I'm not a fan of wearing black heels that aren't open-toe with no pantyhose). I think the combination of hair+necklace + sunglasses (for the love of kittens, I ope she won't keep them on indoors!) makes it look a bit trashy. If she had worn the same dress with a tasteful silver necklace, her hair down and tidy or in a tame-looking simple bun and maybe a bolero or suit jacket- the effect would have been deffinitely different.
I know someone who's a graduate student at my faculty- she wears that sort of dresses most of the time (she's got really beautiful legs!), including when she presented research results in an important conference- and I always thought it looks good on her. Not sure how much you can compare the court dress code with academic conferences dress code..
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Rosey on February 13, 2011, 05:04:02 AM
Can't really see (my screen is sort of toasted)- is she wearing pantyhose? Often, for short dresses with long sleeves and no cleavage, that's what makes the difference between appropriate and inappropriate. (Then again, I admit, I'm not a fan of wearing black heels that aren't open-toe with no pantyhose). I think the combination of hair+necklace + sunglasses (for the love of kittens, I ope she won't keep them on indoors!) makes it look a bit trashy. If she had worn the same dress with a tasteful silver necklace, her hair down and tidy or in a tame-looking simple bun and maybe a bolero or suit jacket- the effect would have been deffinitely different.
I know someone who's a graduate student at my faculty- she wears that sort of dresses most of the time (she's got really beautiful legs!), including when she presented research results in an important conference- and I always thought it looks good on her. Not sure how much you can compare the court dress code with academic conferences dress code..

No pantyhose, but she did take off the sunglasses in the courtroom.

One of the commenters on tmz seemed to ask (sincerely) what the rash was on her legs.  ::) It's called freckles. It's the same "rash" that's on her face and arms.  :P
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Ms_Shell on February 13, 2011, 09:23:17 AM
Not sure how much you can compare the court dress code with academic conferences dress code..

That's an interesting question.  My feeling is that in an academic setting, you'd* want people to look at you and think "scholar", not "femme fatale".  Same thing in court -wouldn't you want the judge to look at you and think "responsible pillar of society" and not "trashy party girl"?  They say perception is everything and also clothes make the man/woman - I definitely see that applying to this situation.

*all you's general.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Jolie_kitten on February 13, 2011, 10:42:51 AM
Not sure how much you can compare the court dress code with academic conferences dress code..

That's an interesting question.  My feeling is that in an academic setting, you'd* want people to look at you and think "scholar", not "femme fatale".  Same thing in court -wouldn't you want the judge to look at you and think "responsible pillar of society" and not "trashy party girl"?  They say perception is everything and also clothes make the man/woman - I definitely see that applying to this situation.

*all you's general.

On the other hand, you're in an academic conference because you did something good- aka carried out valuable research. LL was in court because she did something not so good. I think this has some bearing , too.
That is- I know that I, for one, never considered this graduate's dresses to be inappropriate. I think the amount of skin/legs showed is more likely to be "on the radar" when you're faced with someone facing felony charges than for someone who is presenting research results and saying interesting things.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Ms_Shell on February 13, 2011, 10:50:06 AM
Not sure how much you can compare the court dress code with academic conferences dress code..

That's an interesting question.  My feeling is that in an academic setting, you'd* want people to look at you and think "scholar", not "femme fatale".  Same thing in court -wouldn't you want the judge to look at you and think "responsible pillar of society" and not "trashy party girl"?  They say perception is everything and also clothes make the man/woman - I definitely see that applying to this situation.

*all you's general.

On the other hand, you're in an academic conference because you did something good- aka carried out valuable research. LL was in court because she did something not so good. I think this has some bearing , too.
That is- I know that I, for one, never considered this graduate's dresses to be inappropriate. I think the amount of skin/legs showed is more likely to be "on the radar" when you're faced with someone facing felony charges than for someone who is presenting research results and saying interesting things.

In your situation, I'll defer to your opinion, since I wasn't there. :) I was thinking more along the lines of LL presenting her thesis defense in the dress she wore to court.  At least for me in an academic setting, I want *all* the professors to look at me and think, "Great research, how can I get her to work with me?" NOT "great legs, how can I get her to go to bed with me?"

Bottom line, I would want them to drool over my beautiful brain and forget that I have a body at all, KWIM?  So to that end, I'd most likely wear a pantsuit or skirt suit, hose, pumps and all of it in a dark navy blue or charcoal gray.  Same thing for a court appearance.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Ereine on February 13, 2011, 10:59:36 AM
Not sure how much you can compare the court dress code with academic conferences dress code..

That's an interesting question.  My feeling is that in an academic setting, you'd* want people to look at you and think "scholar", not "femme fatale".  Same thing in court -wouldn't you want the judge to look at you and think "responsible pillar of society" and not "trashy party girl"?  They say perception is everything and also clothes make the man/woman - I definitely see that applying to this situation.

*all you's general.

I still remember a court case in Finland in the 90s. Two animal liberation types had freed some foxes from a fur farm and were prosecuted. I only found out that they were pretty extreme punk rockers afterwards, in court they wore wigs (to hide their mohawks) and long dresses with flowers (it was the 90s). I assume that their goal was to make them look as respectable and innocent as possible, their normal clothes wouldn't have helped in that, I suspect.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: LauraKat on February 13, 2011, 03:35:21 PM
I think it's a very tasteful dress. It's a little on the short side but I think that's ok when it's a long sleeved, turtle neck style.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Jan74 on February 14, 2011, 06:30:31 AM
It is relatively tame for Lindsay.

Agreed. As MrsJWine puts it, it's klassy, but considering that last time she showed up with a curse word on her manicure, well, it could be a lot worse. However, I'm guessing it didn't impress the judge at all.

The look she was sporting last time was also just as short, showed cleavage, was tighter than this one, and had studs on the jacket.

So this one is a little closer to the mark, while still off. Also, she combed her hair. Bonus points for combing hair before court and washing off last night's makeup.

LOL. Bonus points for not combining 'walk of shame' with court appearance? With LL, we aim low :D

Yes! Hahaha.

Of course, Lindsay can't just wear a Chanel suit and suddenly look like a respectable pillar of society. But she is, in this instance, looking like she is not hungover from the night before, which I suspect is as much as we can expect from her as far as "making a good impression".
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Winterlight on February 14, 2011, 07:37:09 AM
But, if clothes are statements (and certainly movie people should know that), it doesn't say, "I am take my situation seriously and am prepared to work to rehabilate myself, physically, mentally, and professionally, if the court is kind enough to give me that option." Instead, it says, "Can we move this hearing along, because there's a club seat waiting for my rear on it."

Which is probably not the best message to send, all things considered here. I'm surprised her lawyers can't persuade her to wear something that says, "I'm clean, I'm sober and I'm serious".


I agree. However, considering her previous choices, this might have been their best compromise.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Clara Bow on February 14, 2011, 07:53:15 AM
The dress is too tight, and I don't mean the cut is clingy. I mean it looks like it doesn't fit properly. Look around her shoulders, it looks like it's lifting off. If it was a size bigger and not quite so boobalicious I'd say it's okay, but it's not okay for court.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Yvaine on February 14, 2011, 09:15:05 AM
Can't really see (my screen is sort of toasted)- is she wearing pantyhose? Often, for short dresses with long sleeves and no cleavage, that's what makes the difference between appropriate and inappropriate. (Then again, I admit, I'm not a fan of wearing black heels that aren't open-toe with no pantyhose). I think the combination of hair+necklace + sunglasses (for the love of kittens, I ope she won't keep them on indoors!) makes it look a bit trashy. If she had worn the same dress with a tasteful silver necklace, her hair down and tidy or in a tame-looking simple bun and maybe a bolero or suit jacket- the effect would have been deffinitely different.
I know someone who's a graduate student at my faculty- she wears that sort of dresses most of the time (she's got really beautiful legs!), including when she presented research results in an important conference- and I always thought it looks good on her. Not sure how much you can compare the court dress code with academic conferences dress code..

No pantyhose, but she did take off the sunglasses in the courtroom.

One of the commenters on tmz seemed to ask (sincerely) what the rash was on her legs.  ::) It's called freckles. It's the same "rash" that's on her face and arms.  :P

LOL! She's a natural redhead (seems to be dyed blonde at the moment)! What did they expect?  ::)

The dress is a bit too tight, and it's cementing my belief that busty women are not flattered by that style of neckline, but I'm with the previous posters who say it's not bad for her.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: JenJay on February 14, 2011, 10:05:04 PM
Honestly if it were anyone else I'd think "What the heck?" but considering what she usually wears I'll give her credit for trying.   ::)
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Twik on February 15, 2011, 03:15:49 PM
Certainly, if I were the judge, I wouldn't throw her out of court for what she's wearing.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Eisa on February 15, 2011, 03:26:07 PM
To me it looks unflattering and I certainly wouldn't wear it to court, but I wouldn't necessarily deem it court-inappropriate. She's covered and it's not that trashy-looking to me.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Wonderflonium on February 16, 2011, 10:40:07 AM
[OT] I miss her red hair. [/OT]

I don't think it's particularly flattering. It doesn't fit properly and turtlenecks aren't great for busty women. More importantly, it doesn't give off a serious vibe. It's too much of a "fun" dress for court.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Rosey on February 23, 2011, 06:24:19 PM
Her outfit today was much better! The shirt was perhaps a bit lowcut, but overall I thought she looked very nice.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: DangerMouth on February 23, 2011, 06:27:14 PM
And here I was thinking "Lindsey, *sigh*" ;D

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1359885/Lindsay-Lohan-offered-plea-deal-significant-jail-time.html

I guess, for her it's good.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: blue2000 on February 23, 2011, 06:36:38 PM
Way too low-cut for my taste, but I'd give her points for trying.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Judah on February 23, 2011, 06:48:19 PM
That poor girl needs a mother.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Scuba_Dog on February 23, 2011, 07:12:12 PM
That poor girl needs a mother.

Yes, she does.  Its a sad state of affairs. 
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: ShadesOfGrey on February 23, 2011, 09:19:25 PM
again entirely inappropriate for *court.* 

Yikes.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Twik on February 23, 2011, 09:49:08 PM
Sigh. I saw a clip from Mean Girls today. She was so fresh-faced and clear-eyed.

Now a commentator has compared her to Amy Winehouse.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Master_Edward on February 23, 2011, 11:05:03 PM
I heard something about the judge "threatened" her with jail time. Just give her some actual jail time and be done with it already!!

Ed.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: hobish on February 24, 2011, 03:25:22 AM
That poor girl needs a mother.

Yes, she does.  Its a sad state of affairs. 

A mother, a real friend, something.
I would not want to be 24 and her right now.



Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Rosey on February 24, 2011, 05:09:26 AM
again entirely inappropriate for *court.* 

Yikes.

Really? I didn't think it was that bad. Like I said, a bit lowcut, but it's not like she had massive cleavage or anything.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Scuba_Dog on February 24, 2011, 05:55:26 AM
That poor girl needs a mother.

Yes, she does.  Its a sad state of affairs. 

A mother, a real friend, something.
I would not want to be 24 and her right now.



I wouldn't either.  I know she has gotten herself into this and I think she needs to be punished like anyone else would but I can't help but feel sorry for her.  Both of her parents make me want to vomit, her mother, more than her father. 

Seeing what Drew Barrymore went through and miraculously came out of, gives me hope.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Ms_Shell on February 24, 2011, 06:05:06 AM
Sigh. I saw a clip from Mean Girls today. She was so fresh-faced and clear-eyed.

Now a commentator has compared her to Amy Winehouse.

I know, and she was adorable in Freaky Friday.  I feel so sorry for her, because she really is a very talented actress. 
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Wonderflonium on February 24, 2011, 08:08:53 AM
I heard something about the judge "threatened" her with jail time. Just give her some actual jail time and be done with it already!!

Ed.

I would not count on her getting anything significant...not enough to really drive home any points.

If this were you or me we would have been in jail long ago.  For more than thirteen days!

Basically, the judge told her that she would definitely be getting jail time if she took the plea bargain. If she goes to trial, it may or may not happen.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Twik on February 24, 2011, 08:14:13 AM
Honestly, I think she *needs* jail time. She has, for whatever psychological reason, been pushing boundaries for a long time, and getting no response other than, "Well, *next* time we'll get serious! Believe it!"

Jail may actually give her time and impetus to get her life sorted out, as it has for a number of other celebrities - perhaps even give her the confidence that she can face adversity on her own, rather than insulated from it by all the trappings of celebrity.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: rose red on February 24, 2011, 10:03:27 AM
That poor girl needs a mother.

and a father.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: MadMadge43 on February 24, 2011, 10:36:07 AM
I really don't know how she paid $8000 for her court outfit today!!!!!!!

While it was better than the white dress, it still just looked bad, I don't think either of the outfits were flattering to her figure- AND why can't she do her hair? Is court just too early in the morning for her?
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Mopsy428 on February 24, 2011, 08:25:13 PM
I really don't know how she paid $8000 for her court outfit today!!!!!!!

While it was better than the white dress, it still just looked bad, I don't think either of the outfits were flattering to her figure- AND why can't she do her hair? Is court just too early in the morning for her?
I loved her outfits, but I think this one was a bit low-cut for court. I'm not sure what you mean by "do her hair". I think it looks fine; it's clean, brushed, and pulled back.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Ms_Shell on February 25, 2011, 02:38:51 AM
I really don't know how she paid $8000 for her court outfit today!!!!!!!

While it was better than the white dress, it still just looked bad, I don't think either of the outfits were flattering to her figure- AND why can't she do her hair? Is court just too early in the morning for her?
I loved her outfits, but I think this one was a bit low-cut for court. I'm not sure what you mean by "do her hair". I think it looks fine; it's clean, brushed, and pulled back.

I agree, too low-cut for court.  I thought her hair looked like she hadn't brushed it for about two weeks, though.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: MadMadge43 on February 25, 2011, 10:38:18 AM
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I loved her outfits, but I think this one was a bit low-cut for court. I'm not sure what you mean by "do her hair". I think it looks fine; it's clean, brushed, and pulled back.

Her hair looks like it's been bleached with Clorox, it's like straw and does not look like it's been brushed. Even though it's pulled back, it did not look sleek or sophisticated.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Wonderflonium on February 25, 2011, 10:56:33 AM
Every time I watch the remake of "The Parent Trap," I get a little sad for LiLo. She was such an adorable and promising little girl.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Mopsy428 on February 25, 2011, 03:45:01 PM
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I loved her outfits, but I think this one was a bit low-cut for court. I'm not sure what you mean by "do her hair". I think it looks fine; it's clean, brushed, and pulled back.

Her hair looks like it's been bleached with Clorox, it's like straw and does not look like it's been brushed. Even though it's pulled back, it did not look sleek or sophisticated.
Her hair doesn't look healthy, and I wish she hadn't dyed it so much (I love red hair) but I still don't think it's bad for court. A lot of my co-workers and other lawyers and will pull their hair back like that, and if you have thick hair, there's not much you can do about it. (I myself have put my Marc Bolan-esque tresses back like she has done, mostly to keep it out of my face...curls everywhere, but I'm not spending over 2 hours to straighten it each morning.)

I don't know...maybe it's because I've seen some real infestations that I didn't even blink when I saw her hair.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Hushabye on February 25, 2011, 03:55:08 PM
I'm really not sure about the new outfit.  From that angle (in the Daily Mail photograph), just about any woman would look like she was cleavage-flaunting -- the shot was taken from above.  And while I might not like the color of her hair, it's neatly pulled back and she doesn't have painfully obvious roots.

I just hope that this results in her getting the help she needs.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Rosey on February 25, 2011, 04:27:15 PM
I'm really not sure about the new outfit.  From that angle (in the Daily Mail photograph), just about any woman would look like she was cleavage-flaunting -- the shot was taken from above.  And while I might not like the color of her hair, it's neatly pulled back and she doesn't have painfully obvious roots.

I just hope that this results in her getting the help she needs.

POD. This says pretty much everything I was thinking.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Sharnita on February 25, 2011, 09:35:25 PM
sleek is not the same as brushed.  People with wavy hair can brush forever without reaching "sleek".
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Breezygirl on February 26, 2011, 01:07:33 AM
It's funny, but the weather woman on our local news wore a very similar white dress on the news tonight, but she added a belt. She normally wears pant suits.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: LovesWater on February 28, 2011, 12:15:29 AM
This quote from her mother is pretty astonishing to me. She doesn't understand at all why the white dress might be considered inappropriate for court.  (This was published right before the most recent court date.)

' "People made such a big deal about it," mom Dina Lohan told E! News on Tuesday about the white dress, "but Lindsay, being a well-endowed girl, she couldn't help but look good in it. The dress wasn't risque, it came down to her knees. I told her that tomorrow she's got to wear a black pantsuit." '

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2011/02/lindsay-lohan-jail-time-court.html

I am totally baffled.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: blue2000 on February 28, 2011, 04:39:45 AM
So she thinks that showing off your chest = looking good? Even for court??

This explains a lot.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: KenveeB on February 28, 2011, 06:59:37 AM
And really, a "well endowed girl" rarely looks good in a turtleneck.  She looks like a giant breast.  It's just not a flattering style.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Twik on February 28, 2011, 07:14:29 AM
And really, a "well endowed girl" rarely looks good in a turtleneck.  She looks like a giant breast. 

In the Hollywood environment where silicone rules, that may be their definition of "looking good".
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Rosey on February 28, 2011, 07:30:09 AM
I don't understand why people keep calling it a turtleneck. To me, a turtleneck is one that folds around your neck and creates something that looks like a cuff around your neck but above your shoulders.

Like this: http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=782813062&tid=onfr1r

But her dress doesn't look like that to me: http://www.tmz.com/2011/02/23/lindsay-lohan-court-outfit-black-white-pant-suit-felony-grand-theft-judge-schwartz-picture/

Anyway, I think her mom needs to get a better idea of what "down to her knees" means, too. If that qualifies as "down to her knees," my work wardrobe just blew wide open!  ::)
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Winterlight on February 28, 2011, 07:44:25 AM
I'd call it a crewneck, personally. I am also busty and it's not a flattering style for me. I do much better in a scoop or V-neck.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Mopsy428 on February 28, 2011, 07:49:26 AM
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I don't understand why people keep calling it a turtleneck. To me, a turtleneck is one that folds around your neck and creates something that looks like a cuff around your neck but above your shoulders.
I don't either. A turtleneck is something that is high collared and fits closely around your neck.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Flora Louise on February 28, 2011, 09:56:22 AM
About a year ago, we had a woman show up to court in a track suit. Federal court. And she was one of the lawyers.

That incident was the last straw for many of our judges here in Chicago and they organized a "fashion show" of appropriate court attire for law students. It was held at the Chicago Bar Assoc.

Basically, folks, it's a business occasion.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Ms_Shell on February 28, 2011, 11:43:28 AM
Quote
I don't understand why people keep calling it a turtleneck. To me, a turtleneck is one that folds around your neck and creates something that looks like a cuff around your neck but above your shoulders.
I don't either. A turtleneck is something that is high collared and fits closely around your neck.

I've heard the style described as a mock turtleneck also.   
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: KenveeB on February 28, 2011, 06:21:28 PM
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I don't understand why people keep calling it a turtleneck. To me, a turtleneck is one that folds around your neck and creates something that looks like a cuff around your neck but above your shoulders.
I don't either. A turtleneck is something that is high collared and fits closely around your neck.

You're right, it's not a turtleneck.  I hadn't looked at it recently enough. :)  It still makes her look like one breast, though.  And while breastS are a good thing in Hollywood, one singular one in the middle is still not a good look!
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: ShadesOfGrey on March 01, 2011, 09:27:20 PM
About a year ago, we had a woman show up to court in a track suit. Federal court. And she was one of the lawyers.

That incident was the last straw for many of our judges here in Chicago and they organized a "fashion show" of appropriate court attire for law students. It was held at the Chicago Bar Assoc.

Basically, folks, it's a business occasion.

Thank you! And not just any business occassion - the most formal of them!  

And this is exactly why her white dress, and all that cleavage in the pantsuit were completely inappropriate for court.  The second outfit came closer - but where's the jacket? the Collar? where on earth is that much cleavage acceptable in a business setting...wait - dont answer that! ;)
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Mopsy428 on March 03, 2011, 10:42:04 PM
About a year ago, we had a woman show up to court in a track suit. Federal court. And she was one of the lawyers.

That incident was the last straw for many of our judges here in Chicago and they organized a "fashion show" of appropriate court attire for law students. It was held at the Chicago Bar Assoc.

Basically, folks, it's a business occasion.

Thank you! And not just any business occassion - the most formal of them!  

And this is exactly why her white dress, and all that cleavage in the pantsuit were completely inappropriate for court.  The second outfit came closer - but where's the jacket? the Collar? where on earth is that much cleavage acceptable in a business setting...wait - dont answer that! ;)
Quite a few female lawyers don't wear collared shirts with their suits. They often wear something like this: http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThNrEfJAfhHGAKj9RuKiyfsYIFOEmj0rQBRcj5x9Gux1yXgn80Vw (http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThNrEfJAfhHGAKj9RuKiyfsYIFOEmj0rQBRcj5x9Gux1yXgn80Vw) But, no, you shouldn't have your cleavage hanging out.

And yes, if you can afford a suit, you should definitely wear one, but many times, people can't, so a blouse with clean slacks or a close-to-knee length skirt will suffice. But in this case, Lindsay can afford something more appropriate for court.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Bibliophile on March 10, 2011, 12:58:39 PM
Oh great googly moogly!   :o  Did anyone see what she wore to court today!?!  http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/10/lindsay-lohan-court-outfit-dress-necklace-shawn-holley-danette-meyers/ (http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/10/lindsay-lohan-court-outfit-dress-necklace-shawn-holley-danette-meyers/) 
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Ms_Shell on March 10, 2011, 01:02:01 PM
Oh great googly moogly!   :o  Did anyone see what she wore to court today!?!  http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/10/lindsay-lohan-court-outfit-dress-necklace-shawn-holley-danette-meyers/ (http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/10/lindsay-lohan-court-outfit-dress-necklace-shawn-holley-danette-meyers/) 

Well, she's getting there slowly.  At least she's not showing cleavage and she's wearing tights. 
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Bibliophile on March 10, 2011, 01:08:03 PM
Oh great googly moogly!   :o  Did anyone see what she wore to court today!?!  http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/10/lindsay-lohan-court-outfit-dress-necklace-shawn-holley-danette-meyers/ (http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/10/lindsay-lohan-court-outfit-dress-necklace-shawn-holley-danette-meyers/)  

Well, she's getting there slowly.  At least she's not showing cleavage and she's wearing tights.  

Is that rubber?
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: MadMadge43 on March 10, 2011, 01:27:21 PM
I hated this one too!

I'm not saying she should dress like a total frump, but seriously.

And once again- DO SOMETHING WITH YOU HAIR!
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: jimithing on March 10, 2011, 01:40:43 PM
OK, she really needs a bra fitting.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: C0mputerGeek on March 10, 2011, 03:16:41 PM
OK, she really needs a bra fitting.

In addition to proper foundation garments. The problem is not just that her bra does not fit, it's that we can tell this with her dress on.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Bibliophile on March 10, 2011, 03:19:58 PM
OK, she really needs a bra fitting.

In addition to proper foundation garments. The problem is not just that her bra does not fit, it's that we can tell this with her dress on.

It's like the sports bra squished fit look - not a good look to go for....
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Rosey on March 10, 2011, 03:28:11 PM
I found today's outfit to be bizarre as well.

I just don't understand. Doesn't she have a stylist?

I would think a stylist would know courtroom = highly publicized case = two bad outfits = everyone watching! In other words, get it right.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: WhiteTigerCub on March 10, 2011, 03:48:59 PM
Her outfit had me screaming at the monitor today.  "You are going to a court appearance, not a fashion show!"

Please someone take her out and buy her a professional looking suit.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: ShadesOfGrey on March 10, 2011, 07:32:43 PM
Business professional is about *not* drawing too much attention to onesself.  It's about letting the actions speak, not the wardrobe. This is in direct contrast to fashion. (not that you cant be fashionable to, but your overriding goal when dressing professionally is to draw attentino to your *work* - not your figure) 

She *so* did not accomplish that.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: DangerMouth on March 10, 2011, 08:10:08 PM
Am I reading too much into it to think that she feels her only value is having a nice looking body? Why on earth would she feel the need to emphasize it, even when it's not appropriate?

Also? I hate the whole 'nude is the new black' thing.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Ms_Shell on March 10, 2011, 10:40:49 PM
I don't know that she feels she has much value at all, considering how she treats herself.  I hope she turns it around, because she really is a talented actress.   
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Twik on March 11, 2011, 09:46:30 AM
I don't know that she feels she has much value at all, considering how she treats herself.  I hope she turns it around, because she really is a talented actress.   

Honestly, I think she *needs* to be sent to jail for her own good. Getting away from the entourage and facing some real life (and discovering you can cope with it) has saved some celebrities.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Bibliophile on March 11, 2011, 09:49:47 AM
I don't know that she feels she has much value at all, considering how she treats herself.  I hope she turns it around, because she really is a talented actress.    

I haven't found her to be all that believable in any role.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Jolie_kitten on March 12, 2011, 04:31:08 AM
I was pretty much ok with her first outfit and the second could have been perfectly appropriate if she had covered that huge cleavage (like: wear something under that blouse or at least a scarf or something) but I strongly dislike the 3rd one. I mean- latex-seriously?
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: kittytongue on March 17, 2011, 04:44:15 PM
I was pretty much ok with her first outfit and the second could have been perfectly appropriate if she had covered that huge cleavage (like: wear something under that blouse or at least a scarf or something) but I strongly dislike the 3rd one. I mean- latex-seriously?


It's leather. Apparently leather dresses are a trend right now. What was she thinking?!
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Winterlight on March 18, 2011, 08:46:14 AM
I was pretty much ok with her first outfit and the second could have been perfectly appropriate if she had covered that huge cleavage (like: wear something under that blouse or at least a scarf or something) but I strongly dislike the 3rd one. I mean- latex-seriously?
It's leather. Apparently leather dresses are a trend right now. What was she thinking?!

I'm guessing she wants to look sexy. I'm also guessing it hasn't dawned on her that sexy can be a drawback for the courtroom.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Twik on March 18, 2011, 09:37:19 AM
That's what I don't get - doesn't she have a stylist, someone who can say, "No, Lindsay, this nice navy suit and crisp white blouse is going to work much better for court"?
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Rosey on March 18, 2011, 09:46:43 AM
That's what I don't get - doesn't she have a stylist, someone who can say, "No, Lindsay, this nice navy suit and crisp white blouse is going to work much better for court"?

LOL! That's exactly what I said at the top of this page in the thread.  ;)

Her mother is obviously not helping, but I'd like to think that even her lawyer could step up and say, "Wear a suit. Wear a shirt under the jacket. No leather. No crazy colors. No cleavage."

I really wonder why her lawyer isn't saying more. This is not a lawyer who's just in it for the money imo because she already quit once, so she certainly doesn't seem to be afraid of losing this client. Also, the lawyer has easily a dozen other celebrity clients that have been in the news, so it's not like she's going to lose anything big if she tries to intervene with Lindsay's clothing choices.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Winterlight on March 18, 2011, 09:57:09 AM
That's what I don't get - doesn't she have a stylist, someone who can say, "No, Lindsay, this nice navy suit and crisp white blouse is going to work much better for court"?

That presupposes that she would listen to someone being reasonable, though.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: rose red on March 18, 2011, 12:29:20 PM
That's what I don't get - doesn't she have a stylist, someone who can say, "No, Lindsay, this nice navy suit and crisp white blouse is going to work much better for court"?

That presupposes that she would listen to someone being reasonable, though.

That's what I was going to say.  You can lead a horse to water, but....
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Starchasm on March 18, 2011, 01:29:19 PM
That's what I don't get - doesn't she have a stylist, someone who can say, "No, Lindsay, this nice navy suit and crisp white blouse is going to work much better for court"?

No, she has a stylist that tells her, "This designer has paid you $XXX,XXX to wear this to court today!"

I heard on the radio that the white dress she wore to court sold out within two hours of her court appearance.  ::)
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Precarious Armada on March 19, 2011, 06:52:24 AM
I have to say, I think it's not too bad for court. Certainly, for a celebrity who is undoubtedly getting paid to wear this stuff, it's quite muted. No semi-transparency like the white dress, which other than that and the lack of pantyhose was quite good. No massive cleavage like the shirt and trousers outfit (definitely not right for court). Regarding her bra, I think she may be naturally low-hung, so to speak.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: artk2002 on March 20, 2011, 06:19:10 PM
That's what I don't get - doesn't she have a stylist, someone who can say, "No, Lindsay, this nice navy suit and crisp white blouse is going to work much better for court"?

That presupposes that she would listen to someone being reasonable, though.

She lives in a bubble.  A bubble where real people wear sexy dresses all the time.  She has no real concept of what "the little people" wear.  An attorney, or stylist saying "you need to wear this conservative suit to court" is like our attorney telling us we have to wear a wetsuit to court.

That, and the fact that the tabloids would savage her if she actually wore something appropriate.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Mopsy428 on March 20, 2011, 07:23:48 PM
I have to say, I think it's not too bad for court. Certainly, for a celebrity who is undoubtedly getting paid to wear this stuff, it's quite muted. No semi-transparency like the white dress, which other than that and the lack of pantyhose was quite good. No massive cleavage like the shirt and trousers outfit (definitely not right for court). Regarding her bra, I think she may be naturally low-hung, so to speak.
I usually wear pant suits, but I've seen many female attorneys not wearing hose with their skirt suits. On the rare occasions where I wear my skirt suit, I go without the hose. Of course, our skirts aren't quite as high as Lindsay's was... :P

But I, too, agree that it's not "bad" for court, especially compared to what I've seen in court.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: MadMadge43 on March 20, 2011, 10:03:09 PM
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She lives in a bubble.  A bubble where real people wear sexy dresses all the time.  She has no real concept of what "the little people" wear.  An attorney, or stylist saying "you need to wear this conservative suit to court" is like our attorney telling us we have to wear a wetsuit to court.

That, and the fact that the tabloids would savage her if she actually wore something appropriate.
 
 
Winona Ryder wore appropriate outfits, and I know she used a stylist. The media actually was very commending of her for it. Of course that was years ago when (as I get to sound like an old cummedgeon) things were a little bit more by the rules.
 
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Jolie_kitten on March 21, 2011, 12:43:11 AM


That, and the fact that the tabloids would savage her if she actually wore something appropriate.

Don't they savage her anyway? If you can't win with those, then at least focus on impressing the judge.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Twik on March 21, 2011, 09:02:25 AM
I think you could come up with something that was both court-appropriate and an interesting design. It really shouldn't be either/or. You'd think that the people who are, it appears, paying her to wear their clothes might like the challenge of designing her something that could help keep her out of jail.

I suppose it's a bit like the modern architects Tom Wolfe described who could not, with a gun at their heads, produce a piece of non-ironic applied decoration. I guess Hollywood designers cannot, even at the risk of losing their walking billboard for some time, cannot design a piece of clothing to say something other than "Hey! You! Between the sheets NOW!"
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: WhiteTigerCub on April 22, 2011, 02:07:54 PM
Ah, just had the opportunity to see what LiLo wore to court today. A black bodysuit thing, scarf and pants. Definately a much better look for court, but I still can't help but wonder what she thinks as ok to wear in a professional situation. The pants she is wearing IMHO almost look like jeans!
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Winterlight on April 22, 2011, 07:17:04 PM
Her attorneys were probably relieved that she was decently covered. They do look like jeans, though.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: CinnamonGirl on May 16, 2011, 10:15:47 AM
Looks more suitable for a nightclub rather than court.
It would have looked better it she'd worn black tights rather than going bare legged.
Title: Re: Lindsay Lohan's Dress Has It's Day In Court
Post by: Addy on June 13, 2011, 10:18:57 PM
She should've been ticketed by the fashion police.  That's one of the most unflattering dresses & it's paired with a necklace that looks like it's a lanyard & it's all tucked in.  Her face is pale & her legs are orange...  Not something I'd wear to court (or anywhere else), but it does cover everything.

edited cuz I got ticketed by the spelling police...

Sorry, I know this thread is really old, but I just wanted to comment on the "lanyard necklace" thing. I think she's wearing a scapular. It sure looks like one to me, and it's in every picture. (well, the court outfit pix I've seen here, I really don't follow her too closely.)