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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tg on

Not a great fashion statement. The belt looks weird. It looks like she’s wearing a jacket and the belt is outside on one side and inside the jacket on the other side. I kind of think the outfit/purse is a hot mess. But she’s a pretty girl at a lovely place!

Karen on

Is she still doing drugs? When did she get back into the spotlight? I wish her the best. I really did love her in The O.C.

Ashley on

What’s wrong with her face? She looks at least 40 years old! Not a good look for 27.

Lisa on

She’s only 27??

Becky on

Have to agree with others..I loved her in the O.C. and thought she was beautiful, but she looks way older than 27..

cakegirl on

Who is she again?

bgarcia on

wow, sorry but she looks old for 27!

joules on

Not sure what she needs a fashion comeback, it’s her career that needs the comeback.

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