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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no one on

Is it just me or is her leg is weird?

AbbysBiggestFan on

What’s wrong with her face?

sue's on

Why does this girl always looks like an old hag? Even at young age, this actress/model always looked older than her chronological age.

Pat on

She’s only 27?! She looks much older. And didn’t she get her start as a model? That would explain her acting prowess. ;-)

Carrow on

I’m not trying to be mean but she looks much older than 27 and I don’t get the fashion comeback angle.

Noemi on

This is such an improvement but I don’t like it anyway.

Elbee on

While I agree that her fashion has taken a turn for the better, I am VERY concerned that her face has aged so fast. She honestly looks like she could be Jane Seymour’s mother.

T on

27 wow she looks 47!
What happen to her?

T on

The dress is old for her, I guess it’s matching her old appearance.

Hanba on

Very cool! She looks beautiful and it I envy the event!.)

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