Even Kate Walsh Looks Unsexy In a Tent Dress

05/16/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

I love wearing tent dresses — they’re comfortable, easy and mask a post-meal tummy. But looking at the ever-lovely Kate Walsh in her two dresses from yesterday, I am thinking of pushing mine to the back of the closet. The newly-engaged star hit the ABC Upfronts yesterday in a fitted white Catherine Malandrino halter dress that really showed off her enviable shape, only to change into a sack-like satin Colette Dinnigan dress for the Entertainment Weekly party later that night. One day, two dresses — and a world of difference! Where did her little waist go? Her fantastic cleavage? Tent dresses may be comfy, but sexy they are not. Tell us: Are you ready to embrace fitted shapes for summer? Which dress do you like better on Kate? Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/WireImage; Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEI

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Jackie on

She looks great in both! Though I like the white better, I don’t knock her for the tent dress.

Sara B. on

I think she looks great in both too. The tent dress shows her toned arms and long legs. You don´t have to show your waist or cleavage to be sexy. Sexy is an attitude. And she is… I think.
(I´m sorry if the are mistakes, I write from México)

Sss on

she sorta looks sick, like she lost a lot of weight. and her face changed a lot too.. i dont like it

GLO on

I think she looks great in both!

Megan on

The white dress looks better on her but I’m getting tired of seeing her everywhere these days.

Julie on

She looks great in both because she’s so thin, but I think she looks BEST in the white. And MOST women, average-shaped women anyway, look better when they show their waistline!

alia on

I love that white dress…so cute…but I don’t see why everyone thinks Kate Walsh is so “sexy”?

k on

i think she looks great in both!..i think i actually prefer the tent dress!..its soo cute…you dont always have to be showing off your cleavage to look sexy!

Kim on

I think they both look good. The tent dress may not be form fitting but I think it looks comfy as heck and I’d wear it! You know she’s beautiful, does she have to show the world her body and curves for people to say it?

alice on

I actually think the tent dress looks really good. Out of all the celebrity fashion disasters, People is gonna pick on this dress????

Summer on

Who is this woman??? I guess I don’t go to the movies enough or watch enough TV. I keep seeing her EVERYWHERE! The dresses are both very pretty. I think I like the tent better.

j on

i think she looks great in both. someone heavier couldn’t pull off the tent dress as well. i don’t think she looks her age, either.

Lauren on

I think that both dresses look great on her and I agree with Sara B, that sexy is about attitude and presence, not so much what you’re wearing and what you’re showing. Sexy is also covering it up and leaving something to the imagination. P.S….I hear this sentiment from ALOT of my guy friends.

AnnieM on

I’m with Summer. Who is this person? She looks like Kathy Griffin in a bizarre way. Yeah, the tent is better.

Glenys on

She definately looks better in the white dress, but the other dress doesn’t look bad. In my opinion it would make a nicer top than a dress. She could wear in with jeans or leggings under it…

faith on

i like the tent dress the best; her legs look great. i’m not a fan of the white dress, but i like her hair down in that picture. i’ve never watched the show she’s on, but i do keep up with the gossip and apparently she’s getting her own spinoff, so that’s why she’s all over the news lately.

cayem on

Kate Walsh is a doctor on Grey’s Anatomy and is soon to have her own spin-off called Private Practice. If you are unfamiliar with the show, you probably wouldn’t know much about her.

Brenda G. on

I’m fascinated that so many of your readers think she looks good in both. I think she looks great in the white and pregnant in the black. Personally, if I were trying to look hot, I’d eighty-six the tent dresses (unless I’d just over-indulged in a truly fantastic meal!)

Meg on

I dont like it her head is starting to look like Star Jones’.

Kate on

Kate Walsh is gorgeous, but she got super skinny. Her head looks too big for her body now

haden_babe on

Her bangs are ugly, she looks old-and the trashbag look isn’t helping matters.

S on

The white Catherine Malandrino is more appropriate for daytime – love it! It’s a very fun, summery dress. The black jeweled Colette Dinnigan tent dress is more fitting for evening – also love it! It shows off Kate Walsh’s arms and legs quite well – it doesn’t always have to be cleavage. I absolutely love the jeweled neckline, which looks good as she wore it – without loads of jewelry, just earrings… and her engagement ring. I think both dresses are sexy in different ways. Besides, not every woman has a shape that would be flattered by dresses that are more fitted.
Kate Walsh is on the ABC television show “Grey’s Anatomy”, which had it’s 3rd season finale Thursday May 17. In the fall she will be on her own show, a spin-off called “Private Practice”, which will be on Wednesdays at 9 PM. She was also in “Under the Tuscan Sun” [2003 film with Diane Lane] where she played Sandra Oh’s girlfriend/partner. [Sandra Oh is also on “Grey’s Anatomy.]

jennifer in tulsa on

Neither…she’s not very attractive.

stephanie on

i really like the 2nd pic it looks nice the girl in the dress is she famous,dose she have kids?if she dose my mom has 8 kidz. if the dress is popular i am gonna wear it m like 18

Sara on

I think she looks the best in the tent dress. She looks fine in the white one, i just think the black suits her better.

Jezebell on

Kate always looks insanely beautiful and gorgeous!!!! Like the white one better, but she really looks good in both

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