Regina King In Michael Costello – NAACP Image Awards 2014

Regina King In Michael Costello - NAACP Image Awards 2014Regina King was also in attendance at the NAACP Image Awards 2014, hosted at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on Saturday (February 22).

The film and TV actress wore a black Michael Costello gown.

I can only suppose this design was intended to project a sophisticated, yet edgy, image. But I’m having a hard time moving past the major cutout that rips through the bodice in a rather unflattering manner.

A sheer, cape-back train, all the frou of a too-long full skirt and rather unfortunate fit issues did nothing to warm my affection to this look.

Simone Smith gold jewelry was likely selected to coordinate with the dress’s hardware, but the gigantic hoop earrings only added to the distracting forces at play here.

I did like the pink lip, but sadly that may be the extent of the positivity I can muster here.

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26 Responses to Regina King In Michael Costello – NAACP Image Awards 2014

  1. Curvatude February 25, 2014 at 06:17 #

    oh wow… 🙁

  2. Prudence February 24, 2014 at 20:28 #

    my goodness, i have no words

  3. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion blog) February 24, 2014 at 16:31 #

    This is the worst thing I have seen on the RC since Kerry Washington’s crop top debacle. Deplorable.

  4. dee February 24, 2014 at 13:45 #

    This is so unflattering.

  5. kane February 24, 2014 at 10:57 #

    This went straight to my WDOTY list. It looks painful.

  6. Markness February 24, 2014 at 07:11 #

    I will not be surprised to see this in Worst Dressed of The Year. That dress is not worth the pain. I don’t know this girl but does she have flat boobs or was it flattened by this dress? I just feel sorry for her. I’m pretty sure she tried this on before right?

    • Catherine Kallon February 24, 2014 at 07:47 #

      you won’t be surprised…it’s a contender.

    • Noemi February 24, 2014 at 09:23 #

      The first thing I thought has been “WDOTY” contender… no wait… it’s the second thing, the first has been “What is this?”

  7. cherrysoftness February 24, 2014 at 03:50 #

    This looks incredibly uncomfortable, it is painful to look at. The lower metal clasp looks like it’s about to cut into her skin. A masterpiece in awkward proportions and poor construction.

  8. Amanda February 24, 2014 at 03:18 #

    I honestly cannot believe that someone around her would not have spoken up and prevented her from going out in public with this disaster of a dress. I seriously cannot believe how bad this dress is.

    • gabis February 24, 2014 at 13:04 #

      I agree. She looks deformed. How she could possibly think she looks good on this is beyond me.

  9. Sophy February 24, 2014 at 02:03 #

    She looks like someone operated in her and used huge staples !,Grotesque

  10. amy February 23, 2014 at 23:40 #

    this looks painful. ugh

  11. BurcuA February 23, 2014 at 21:50 #

    I dont understand why Michael Costello is so populer and overrated.Yes he has some good designs but moslty forgets elegance factor and this is just an unlucky example

  12. Yeliz February 23, 2014 at 19:39 #

    The gown is simply awful.

  13. Beth Rodrigues February 23, 2014 at 19:18 #

    Ouch, oh ouch!!!

  14. mimmi February 23, 2014 at 18:55 #


  15. Rebecca Z February 23, 2014 at 18:18 #

    Yes, sadly this dress makes the entirely wrong impression. She looks like she has been mutilated. It’s a shame because she is such a pretty woman.

    • CreoleLady February 23, 2014 at 21:26 #


    • gabis February 24, 2014 at 13:05 #


  16. Christine February 23, 2014 at 17:58 #


  17. justme February 23, 2014 at 17:58 #

    It looks painful.

  18. AnderBoBo February 23, 2014 at 17:42 #

    This might have worked better for her if there was about two inches more of fabric along her left bosom. As it stand it looks way too bare and actually quite painful.

  19. Alina February 23, 2014 at 17:33 #

    What in the world is this?

  20. Lisa February 23, 2014 at 17:33 #

    Ouch! It looks like it hurts! She looks to be in great shape, but the cut out is too desperate. It should have stopped right in the middle of her breasts and it would have looked fine.

  21. Charlotte February 23, 2014 at 17:30 #

    This cut is hideous, tacky and unflaterring !

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