Love It Or Leave It: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Houndstooth Knit Peplum Dress?

By: Rachel Krause / June 27, 2013

Once I watched the Academy Awards red carpet with my ex-boyfriend’s family and when Maggie Gyllenhaal came on screen, I was like, “Oh, I love Maggie Gyllenhaal,” and they all said “EWWWWWW” in unison. I felt terrible about it. Ah, memories! Anyway, I still love Maggie Gyllenhaal — I think she’s really cute and smart and interesting and generally makes solid fashion choices. What’s not to love? Also, “Donnie Darko” forever. But I don’t know how I feel about this Christian Dior knit peplum dress item she’s got going on at the “White House Down” NYC premiere. I think it’s been styled beautifully — appropriately, very minimalist — and her makeup looks fantastic, but that ruffled pep (no? sorry) is WILD. Since I can’t seem to make up my mind, could you maybe clarify how I should be feeling right now? Also, do you think I could crowdsource the rest of my life decisions forever? That would take a lot of the pressure off.[poll id="4815"]