Sandra Oh's SAG Gown: Love It or Hate It?

01/28/2008 at 12:00 PM ET

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While Grey’s Anatomy may not have won the award for Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series it was up for, the cast definitely dazzled on the red carpet. But while her fellow stars went the traditional glam route — with Ellen Pompeo perhaps most notable in a gunmetal gray Nina Ricci dress — Sandra Oh, went traditional in an altogether different way. The Korean-Canadian actress looked to her heritage in choosing this black and fuchsia gown, which is based on a style of Korean dress. The designer, Kim Me Hee, “works in Korea town,” says Oh on the red carpet. “She’s a phenomenal designer — and no one knows who she is.” We love that Oh looked to her culture when choosing her SAG Awards dress, but we’re not sure how we feel about the proportions of the look, which seem to overwhelm the svelte actress. But we want to know what you think! Tell us: Do you love Sandra’s dress, or do you think she should have gone with something a little more sleek?

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Neka on

No, I don’t like it. It makes her petite body look incredibly huge. The dress does not accentuate her features. I think she should have went with a different gown by a different designer….oh yeah..and something without a bow.

Gabriella on

Oh dear… she look like she is being swallowed by the dress. perhaps if the dress was 1 color instead. way too intense for my style.

kelsy on

omg i like the colors of the dress but the style is ugly

fifi on

this dress should have been on a taller woman……..its way too long for her……she’s not very pretty anyway.

Dorothy on

The dress is kind of funky but it doesn’t do any good for her-she is thin and I agree with Gabriella that it “swallows” her. Maybe it would have worked better for a plus size woman.

Marie on

I don’t particularly like the dress on her, but the dress is inspired from tradition Korean dress which has a tiny top and huge bottom (oh and it has a bow on top), so I give her credit for taking the risk.

Lynn on

A monsterous dress if I ever saw one. Theres no shape to it at all. Is she even in there somewhere? Is she hiding ‘something’? Ive often wondered, and now I know what a burlap sack dyed pink and black looks like!

Kim on

I like it. I think it’s rather cute. It’s brave of her to look to her heritage. The dress is deffinitely Korean.

Hazel on

i commend her for staying true to the traditional construction of the Korean Hanbok, with a full skirt and thick silk fabric. the bow frames her neckline nicely and the colors look good with her skin. kudos.

Hallie on

I might have liked this dress if not for the voluminous, too long skirt. It could be cute as a sheath-like style, which would not have completely overwhelmed Sandra’s frame. I really dig how she chose something that reflected her roots, though, and the dress is definitely not horrible.

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