Mischa Barton Shows Signs of a Fashion Comeback

09/24/2013 at 12:20 PM ET

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It’s been a while since we’ve taken notice of Mischa Barton’s outfit … in a good way. But the moment finally happened on Monday night when she wore a black draped dress with an oversize blue belt, plus a tasteful plunging neckline and a high split to the opening performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Barton accessorized with a fun white feathered clutch bag, silver pendant necklace and simple waves.

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The 27-year-old star, best known for her role as Marissa Cooper on The O.C., was a total fashion icon during the show’s prime back in 2005. But then she seemed to lose her stellar style skills and stepped out in some questionable looks, like these wild moon boots, these wacky sequined pants and this quirky headband. And while this dress isn’t exactly a show-stopper, it’s certainly on the chic end of the spectrum (even with the bag), which to us can only mean one thing: She’s hopefully bringing her fashion game back.

What do you think of Barton’s dress?

–Annie Daly

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Kerricatt on

I don’t know why everyone hates Mischa. I miss seeing her around.

Marco on

She looks beautiful , just look at her face totally a natural beauty ,no need for make up!!

Gg on

I never thought her fashion was that great. Neither was her acting .

Connie on

She looks stunning here! I miss this mischa a lot, can’t wait to see her new movie too

Janice on


MKM on

Uhh… is this a joke, because it’s too early for April Fool’s.

empyrean on

Umm..beautiful? Stunning? She’s 27 and she looks more like 45. Reminds me of little miss Lohan in the “I’ve done too much I shouldn’t have and screwed up my life” department. How about a smile even? That would help.

Courtney on

Trainwreck. This outfit isn’t flattering at all. She definitely has aged. I liked the sequined pants and headband better than this disaster. Nothing about this says classy, and I would expect a classy, sophisticated dress to be worn to an opera. Thumbs down.

Brooks on

She looks awful.

guest on

She’s aged like crazy. I loved her on the OC; I’m actually watching Season 3 right now…lol. Sad that she got into drugs like that and fell off the map.

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