Maggie Gyllenhaal in white Thakoon at the SAGs: gorgeous or frumpy?

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal wore Thakoon to the SAGs last night where she was nominated for The Honourable Woman. This dress looked fantastic in motion, but in not so much in photos. She’s dropped her frumpy tendencies below the shoulders. Something’s still off. It’s the hair, right? Maggie’s sticking with the pixie cut. The dress is nice though, and the white looks very clean and crisp. Maggie’s jewelry was Fred Leighton, including Victorian gold pendant earrings and a 1940s-style peridot and diamond ring.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Matthew McConaughey worked his Civil War vibe in a blue Brioni suit. The style star of this couple was Camila Alves. I loved her Donna Karan Atelier gown. She knew how to work the asymmetrical offshoot into a side train. She looked gorgeous without pulling focus from Matthew, whose blue suit was shouty.

Camila Alves

Caitriana Balfe wore another beautiful gown. This is Solace. The fluttery fabric reminds me of the flames of a fire. How poetic. The styling is on point down to the off-orange shoes.

Caitriana Balfe

Amanda Peet wore one of the worst dresses of the night. This J. Mendel whipped up a casual saloon look with a rack shelf to boot. She’s so pretty, but this dress is fug.

Amanda Peet

Paula Patton‘s style hasn’t improved much since splitting from Robin, but at least her Aiisha Ramadan dress didn’t include any mesh overlays. This look is very bridal with Gordman’s craft appliques.

Paula Patton

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Loopy says:

    Maggie really ages herself with her choice of hair and wardrobe.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Why on earth would you wear your hair that way? It’s awful.

      • mimif says:

        To show off those amazing earrings.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        They are nice. I like short hair, but hers is just weird.

      • mimif says:

        Let’s drink and do each other’s hair. I’m really good with scissors when I’m tipsy, trust. (I only made my mom cry once.)

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Ok! You go first!

      • perplexed says:

        Yeah, I think that hairstyle is worse than Kaley Cuoco’s.

      • Kosmos says:

        While I love Maggie G., I have never liked her in that short hair. She seems to look best with a short bob length because her hair is fine. I just finished watching The Honorable Woman starring Maggie G. and it was a great series, and she’s got the super short hair in that, too. Please, Maggie, go back to your longer styles. She’s a wonderful actress and is big on humanitarian issues.

    • Susiecue says:

      It doesn’t help that she’s a little plain. (Which I don’t feel that bad saying since she seems pretentious and smug)

  2. minx says:

    I think you’re right about Maggie G’s hair, because the dress is very stylish. When I first looked at her I couldn’t put my finger on what wasn’t working, so yeah.
    Why would Amanda Peet wear such a thing? She’s made some bad choices in the past too.

    • Rachel says:

      I think Maggie’s dress is great. Her face is just too round for that pixie cut. Same problem Kaley Cuoco has. Same reason I never went for the pixie cut even though I desperately wanted it several years ago.

      That is without doubt the best Amanda Peet has ever looked on the red carpet. So that tells you just how bad her fashion sense is.

      Camilla Alves’s dress is AMAZING. It doesn’t come across in pictures, but on tv the color was divine. I may be bias because purple is my favorite color, but wow.

  3. hadlyB says:

    Mathew and Camila have the worst body language, they have for a long time. it’s awkward and makes me uncomfortable even to look at them.

    I see divorce in their future. She looks great though.

    • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

      They always have this body langage in read carpet. As her dress is awesome as it doesn’t look comfortable .

    • bammer says:

      I agree. From what I’ve heard he’s not exactly a devoted loving husband.

  4. Charlotte says:

    Maggie and frumpy will always be synonymous, but she’s so adorable. And talented.

    Paula is wearing the smile that you can only truly achieve after waking up and no longer smelling the stale mystery crack on your partner’s face. Work it, Paula.

  5. Renee says:

    Paula Patton is SO BLAND. She is so pretty yet SO F*CKING BORING!!!!

    Amanda Peet: Crimes against humanity part 3456: beautiful woman, can’t dress for ish.

    Matthew McC just looks wrong, he looks like he is wearing wrinkled khaki’s with his tuxedo jacket.

    I don’t know who the lady in yellow/orange is but she looks pretty although I don’t like yellow/orange tones usually and I don’t care for it here either. I do like the cut of her dress and she is styled well, I have to give her that.

  6. Mop top says:

    Maggie could be a lot better looking with a cuter cut that flatters her face instead of making it look like a lumpy potato. She does it to herself, and then probably wonders why people comment on her (lack of) looks.

    • GingerCrunch says:

      You CAN have a modern, short cut! Hers looks like something we sported in the 60′s or 70′s. And it wasn’t good. She must be real attached to it, cuz she never seems to change it up. Too bad.

      Earrings are to die for, though!

    • chaine says:

      It looks just awful. It’s almost like she has a toupee perched up there. Maybe she is trying to grow it out and is just stuck in a bad in-between stage.

  7. scout says:

    I am watched “The Honourable Woman”, OMG! What a great show, this lady is a damn good actress, her posh British accent is PERFECT! Love it and she looks elegant here.
    Both Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal did fabulous jobs last year, what a talented duo.

    • AG-UK says:

      That show was amazing, I had to re-watch an episode as I felt I missed something she was great the entire cast and the plot. The guy who created it did the Shadow Line which is equally amazing with Chiwetal Eljiofor. If you come across it very good.

  8. Kiddo says:

    Little tiny man feet.

  9. Maria says:

    Maggie really does look frumpy, it’s part hair and body language, but she’s absolutely adorable in interviews–I will forever love her because of Secretary.

    Amanda’s dress is full of failure and I’m not impressed with Caltriana’s dress either, love the color, loathe the material because it looks cheap–as do most dresses with the same finish.

    Camille wins, as always, Matthew looks a mess.

    • YASSSS! Secretary! I need to watch that again. I think my favorite part is the ending–when she’s asking E. Edward Grey where he was born, etc.

      And girlfriend is married to Peter Sarsgard. He seems like he’d be totally freaky in the sack….

    • someonestolemyname says:

      Camilla A. is GORGEOUS beyond.

  10. PunkyMomma says:

    Love Maggie’s dress, absolutely love it. Maybe if she pulled her hair back, completely off her face it would have looked better.

  11. EKP says:

    I love Maggie! I love short hair! I don’t love short hair on Maggie. With that being said, if she loves it then good for her.

  12. Newgirl says:

    I think Maggie’s style works for her. It’s different. I like her for it.

  13. Catk says:

    Caitriona Balfe for the win. Love her, she looks gorgeous.

    And as an aside, can we please get some posts on the hottest ginger in the world? The one not in line for the throne? In the future I would like the ration of Cumby/Sam Heughan posts to be 1:1.

  14. Talie says:

    It’s crazy because her character on The Honorable Woman has the best wardrobe you’ve ever seen!

  15. Elizabeth says:

    I just really hate Maggie G’s look – the hair, the boobs, the red lips – it’s all wrong. I think she needs a new style fast. I’d love to see her grow a bob and wear a tailored pant suit.

    Is Amanda Peet pregnant? That looks like a maternity dress. For some reason all the pregnant stars have been dressing terribly this season.

  16. Marianne says:

    I really liked Maggie’s dress.

  17. lucy2 says:

    I liked this look for Maggie. I don’t mind the short hair, I think it works for her, but I think the cut could use some shaping.
    Camilla’s is pretty but looks like velvet, which always makes me think of George Costanza.
    Paula’s look is so boring.

  18. Green Is Good says:

    I got the giggles at the pic: check out the Pappz behind Maggie. Behind the bush. That’s some Spy vs. Spy shenanigans there.

  19. QQ says:

    Once again I’m gonna say: Maggie MUST be having a stylist cause she usually Is Amanda Peet’s Soul Sister in Dressing Like Absolute F*ckery… and this to her is like a MASSIVE improvement

    Camilla Alves Looks AMAZING

  20. I Choose Me says:

    Amanda Peet’s fashion choices are always busted. Not once have I ever seen her in something that flatters her figure and face.

    Love, love, the whole ensemble of Caitriana Balfe.

    I feel Maggie’s outfit could have used a necklace but she looks pretty good here.

  21. pinar says:

    i just cant stand her granny-stile in hair things

  22. Jayna says:

    Maggie rocked that gown. I love it on her. I agree it looked so much better in motion, not in the still photos. Personally, I wish she would grow her hair out, but she looked great. She admitted she didn’t like it short over a year ago, so I have been surprised that she’s kept it short.

  23. Lucy says:

    Camila and Caitriana are total wins!!!

  24. ek says:

    I love Maggie’s white dress. It’s modern and sleek and fits so well. I don’t love her hair, but that dress…love it.

  25. Jaded says:

    A wavy, layered bob with a side part would look good on her and with that dress. That kind of Mia Farrow pixie cut only looks good on someone with a more triangular or heart-shaped face, like Mia, or like Winona Ryder.

  26. Lori says:

    Why does she not bring Peter Skarsgard with her anywhere. I love to look at him. Are they still together?

  27. poppy says:

    her dress is fine until you get to the slit bottom. it makes her look stumpy. she needs to relax her mouth. her earrings are great.
    everyone else, yuck, EXCEPT the yellow dress. it is good. her pose does nothing for it or herself, tho.