I'm just not even sure what to say about the Tonys.
Not enough highs. Too many lows. But that's how it goes.
Ms. Lansbury, I commend you! I put you first for a reason. Because this is what a lady should dress like. At 83, you look quite sharp! And yet, with the stark white suit and sequined top underneath, you still stand out. Standing ovation, Ms. Lansbury.
Initially, I was going to put Alice in the "Bad" list, because I'm not crazy about the halter top straps. But the color is just exquisite, and the dress fits her well. Thus, in a sea of despicable dresses, she looks divine.
Gorgeous and classic, but the color brings out a nice playfulness. I also like the matching necklace. Nice job. This is what some of the other women should have done!
Yes, Anne, I know you're not used to being here–what with being Marc Jacobs' muse and all. But that feathery tutu bottom just doesn't cut it. You're a study in contrast, you know? Wearing black with a big poofy bottom. Are you trying to blend in or not? Well, the outfit's not terrible. At the Tony's, we saw much worse.
Well, all I can say is that the former workout guru is pretty much dressing her age, but with the panache of Angela Lansbury! She looks a bit drab, the big charm at her midsection is not great, and her shoes are ugly.
A lot of people said they loved this dress, but I actually HATED it! I do not like the scaly texture or what she was trying to go here with the strapless top and the green color. I'm sorry, but she looks like a mermaid's fish tail!
I can see what she was going for here, but it looks like this actress has cobwebs hanging from her too-high neckline
We get it, Charlotte. You have a lot of cleavage. But no need to mask it with a halter neckline that's just too high. And that ruching at the mid-section does nothing for your figure!
Well, you're obviously not a small girl, Chandra, so kudos for pulling off that color. But I don't love it.
This would have gone in the "Good" list, but I don't like the fact that the one-sleeve top half is transparent and you can see underneath. It should have been cut the same with a darker purple fabric. Perhaps I'm being too critical here…the color is beautiful and the Grecian element is elegant.
Again, this could have been GORGEOUS! But the big bow at the waist completely throws the whole thing off. Why are all the middle-age women trying so hard to be trendy? Why not go for classic clean lines and elegance?
The color is nice, the one shoulder sleeve is nice. Not sure what those butterfly pendents are for. But there was a lot better here at the Tonys (and a lot worse, as you'll see in a minute…)
And here we have the neon messes, who definitely didn't pull off the color the way Becky Gulsvig, Lauren Benati, and Chandra Wilson did…
Piper is young and so it's easier for her to take a risk, to try something new. But what is going on down below? She looks like an Arabian genie who got stuck in the bottle…
She looks strikingly similar in style to Vogue's André Leon Talley…
Goodbye class, Hello Dolly!
Too much going on here with the fringed top and the patterned bottom. And why is that dress dragging on the floor?
Ohh, Edie. You could have been great. But this velvet wrinkled mess just doesn't cut it. And for added ugliness, you have that bland cut at the neckline and the strange golden color blocking at the bottom.
Wow, this is just bad. She looks like she's going to a high school dance and she borrowed her mother's shoes. Hope, do you realize you're at the Tony Awards?
A big sloppy, patterned mess!
Oh Liza…you're a legend! So could you please take a cue from fellow legendary Broadway star Angela Lansbury and wear a suit next time? Better yet, wear a gown. Just not this black parka mess!
– Simona Kogan
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