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Red-Carpet Look Book: Sandra Bullock

When she does it right, Sandra Bullock is a 4.0 — but when she goes wrong, she might as well drop out. Her little-black-dress track record is flawless, ranging from sex bomb to curve-hugging conservative to more adventurous, complex cuts. It’s always good to see an America’s Sweetheart type embrace interesting design. But — at the risk of sounding a bit ageist — a 45-year-old woman, now matter how great she looks, should steer clear of tight, multicolored minidresses, minidresses with sparkles, minidresses with booties, minidresses in general. Glamorous as it may be, it reads like a mid-life crisis teetering in platforms. All Bullock needs is to do follow up these mistakes with something more flattering, and penance is paid.

Wearing: Marchesa Hollywood, California March 7, 2010
Wearing: Alexander McQueen Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, February 26, 2010
Wearing: L’Wren Scott Santa Barbara, February 5, 2010
Wearing: Alexander McQueen Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, January 23, 2010
Wearing: Bottega Veneta Beverly Hills, California, January 17, 2010
Wearing: Alberta Ferretti Hollywood, California, January 15, 2010
Wearing: Vivienne Westwood Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, January 6, 2010
Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, November 17, 2009
Wearing: Diane Von Furstenberg With Bradley Cooper. Beverly Hills, October 26, 2009
Wearing: Lanvin Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, August 26, 2009
Wearing: Halston With Ryan Reynolds. Munich, June 29, 2009
Wearing: Michael Kors Madrid, June 26, 2009
Wearing: Alexander McQueen El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood, June 2, 2009
Wearing: Abaeté Universal City, California, May 31, 2009
Red-Carpet Look Book: Sandra Bullock