Jennifer Garner: From Frumpy to Fab!

11/30/2006 at 12:34 PM ET

Wowza! We’ve gotten so used to seeing Jennifer Garner in mommy mode — comfy clothes, no makeup — with adorable daughter Violet, that we almost forgot what a knockout she is! Hitting the red carpet at the GQ Men of the Year Awards (husband Ben Affleck is featured in the issue) last night, the star sizzled in a strapless purple Versace minidress, tousled waves, and sexy peep-toe pumps. And if anyone was wondering if Baby #2 is on the way for Ben and Jen, her taut physique lays all those rumors to rest. Now, that’s one hot mama! Tell us: What do you think of Jen’s red-carpet look?

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Courtney on

I dont think her face or hair looks good AT ALL at the GQ event. The hairs way too big and the makeups off. Dress & body- beautiful!

Kimberly on

You know..I wonder what some of these people look like that are saying these mean things. Jennifer looks great!! It kills me how critical people can be!

Leanne on

I usually don’t post anything on here, but I think Jennifer looks amazing! She gave birth to Violet a year ago tomorrow and she looks fabulous! My daughter is 15 and I wish I looked as good as Jennifer does a year after having a baby! You go girl!!

Alix on

always a big fan of jen garner on her capabilities as an actress as well as a person. regardless what critiques said, i think she looks fabulous, frumpy or fab. :)

Julie on

I think Jennifer is beautiful, both dressed up, AND in mommy mode! Good for her for not being afraid to be herself. I think she is very classy!

Erica on

Her daughter’s name is violet and she is wearing…Violet. Funny.

I wore a dress like this to my sister’s sweet sixteen. Only it had a matching “crop” jacket and the year was… 1990!

Ella on

I think she looks good, even though the dress of choice is not something I would wear. As for looking like a man, well most men are not shaped like that. For goodness sakes, the woman has great legs. a tiny waist and a small bust line. But that does not make her look like a guy. Not every woman can have a size “C” cup. The dress is not that flattering, but she does look sexy.

Erica on

It’s funny when people say Jlo fiasco.
I am far from a Jlo fan, in fact I think she’s an idiot and kind of full of herself.
But, Can anyone tell me what she actually did WRONG to him?
(except dress him in some funny suits)God forbid, a Boston guy spends some money or time on a Latina!
And she actually expects him to do what she says without raising a fuss? What woman wouldn’t want that?
Stop the presses.

If I recall, Wasn’t he the one in strip clubs or in Vegas. When Kevin did it to Britney we all cried, BOO HOO. When Ben did it to Jennifer we turned our faces and blamed her.
But oh, no, thank God he didn’t end up with that “latina hussy”.
How is Jennifer Garner any different?
She’s been married too etc…
que es? racismo

Tracy on

She looks awesome. All of those that said she looks like a man are just jealous that they are not that good looking.

naturalbrownlovely on

I think that she looks great….wonderfully fit body, not anorexic. She looks a little taunt in the face and I don’t think that is the best photo angle for her….but I think that she has a natural beauty. We are so used to seeing the same ole folks all dolled up at ALL TIMES we forget what real women look like. Kudos to her for looking fabulous after a baby and supporting her husband. The rest of y’all wish that could look that great after a baby or anytime. PULEAZE people.

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