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.

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!.)

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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