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Most Underrated 2012 – Ginnfer Goodwin

Known for her signature pixie cut and occasional smile, you think Ginnifer Goodwin is the most underrated star on the red carpet.

She is never one to put a foot wrong and she doesn’t slavishly follow trends. In fact she’s started a few, so why doesn’t she get enough credit?

The actress kick-started the year in a hot pink Roksanda Ilincic frock (which I still swooned over 11 months on); she lit up the red carpet wearing a bold orange-hued Monique Lhuillier gown to the Met Gala; she took a risk in an unusual Vitor & Rolf dress; my favourite look from the LACMA 2012 Art + Film Gala honoring Ed

Ruscha and Stanley Kubrick was her Gucci ensemble ; and, she can do cutesy as well in Oscar de la Renta.

With this kind of track record, Vanity Fair should have added her to their Best Dressed List instead of… well… you know who.

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29 Responses to Most Underrated 2012 – Ginnfer Goodwin

  1. Nora December 31, 2012 at 22:40 #

    I still love the Roksanda Ilincic too! She almost made my top 10 of the year (but I’m just a sucker for gowns) so I’ll give her my honorary 11th place!

  2. si December 27, 2012 at 21:55 #

    So true!! she stunts so hard but doesnt get the praoise

  3. Danielle December 26, 2012 at 16:30 #

    I wish she would SMILE!

  4. EmmaWoodhouse December 25, 2012 at 14:21 #

    Instead of who? *Innocent face* JK 😀
    Anyway, I think I voted for Leslie Mann but I might have gone back and voted for Ginny too 😉 She is not only a great actress but a daring fashionista. Of the four looks shown I don’t love the Gucci but the other three are fantastic.

  5. lee December 24, 2012 at 21:30 #

    “With this kind of track record, Vanity Fair should have added her to their Best Dressed List instead of… well… you know who.” hahaha who?? alicia keys? (that’s who surprised me)

  6. Karen December 24, 2012 at 19:57 #

    I agree. She wore that pink Roksanda better than anyone else. Ginny does make things look interesting and different.

  7. Pati December 24, 2012 at 11:59 #

    Totally agree FC. She’s fabulous!

    • Foteini P. December 24, 2012 at 18:30 #


  8. Valeria December 24, 2012 at 04:03 #

    I think the problem is that not all the trends work for her. Take this orange dress-does nothing for her, and it shows in her posture and expression. Shocking pink look is more like it, but somehow even with her gorgeous choices I don’t always see her
    In it, I see Ginnifer and I see dress separately. Maybe that’s the problem?

  9. TeaAtTwo December 24, 2012 at 03:18 #

    I didn’t vote for her but she’s a worthy winner. She had one or two styling issues but I love that she’s fearless fashion wise and is so versatile.

  10. CC December 24, 2012 at 03:10 #

    that’s funny, I would nominate ginnifer “tries too hard” 2012.


    • Alina December 24, 2012 at 14:22 #

      Me too ;))

      I voted for Leslie Mann.

  11. Jess2 December 24, 2012 at 01:41 #

    I couldn’t agree more, I thought she was perfection in every single look this year. All were BDOTW worthy imo and I too am still swooning over the Roksanda Illincic and am very much in love with her Oscar de la Renta look. The looks pictured are so fantastic and all so different. LOVE her style 🙂

  12. Amy December 23, 2012 at 23:23 #

    Ginnifer is so UNDERRATED. Seriously! not only she’s stylish but she’s not afraid to take a risk. I really like the fact that she always picks vibrant colors for major awards show, it’s a nice change from the nude, gold and black mania. Her Emmys dress was fabulous

  13. Ella December 23, 2012 at 23:21 #

    Ginny doesn’t get enough credit for her looks. I mean…..these ones you posted FC are fantastic. Although my preference is that bubblegum pink dress. Always love that one.

  14. CreoleLady December 23, 2012 at 23:19 #

    Yay for Ginnie G! She’s a petite firecracker on the RC for me. Glad she won this award.

  15. Nur December 23, 2012 at 22:23 #

    She’s perfection to me.

    • Nur December 23, 2012 at 22:42 #

      (+) But I don’t know why she doesn’t smile more often.. She’s all laughs and fun at interviews!

  16. pipsqueak December 23, 2012 at 22:16 #

    Hooray! So happy for Ginnifer. I can’t speak for her in terms of her character or political skills, but from the external elements – she was heavier, she’s not blonde or with long mane, and she’s from the South – I can guess why the big studios (and the non-fashion crowd in America) didn’t give her enough credit. She’s a great actress. She needs a dumb blockbuster to gain broader recognition.

  17. Christine December 23, 2012 at 22:15 #

    Leslie Mann style is way overrated imo.

    • Fashion Critic December 23, 2012 at 22:29 #

      do you mean underrated

      • Christine December 23, 2012 at 22:33 #

        Yes! Underrated. LOL.

  18. Yeliz December 23, 2012 at 22:15 #

    I voted for Leslie Mann, but Ginnifer was underrated as well. Hope she’ll get more credit next year, because she looks so stunning almost always.

    • Christine December 23, 2012 at 22:34 #

      Voted for Leslie too.

      • Kaz December 23, 2012 at 23:41 #

        +2 – I voted for Leslie as I think she is consistently excellent, although I do think Ginnifer is a worthy winner.

        • Rashmi December 24, 2012 at 08:22 #

          Same here, had voted for Leslie, but yuppp i do realize now that even Ginnifer is very worthy!!

          • noo December 24, 2012 at 13:40 #

            I also voted for leslie, because I don’t think that Ginnifer is underrated at all! She ends up in the best dressed list every time she steps out. She should get the “One we want on more red carpets” award. As for leslie, she attends so many events but gets unjustly overshadowed, that is the true meaning of underrated imo!

            • justme December 24, 2012 at 17:08 #

              That was my logic for voting for Leslie as well.

  19. MEME December 23, 2012 at 22:04 #

    I would’ve picked Nieves Alvarez…. she slayed this year….

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