Aubrey Plaza stunned at the 2023 SAG Awards on Sunday when she walked the red carpet in a stripped ensemble.
THE white lotus The star arrived at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, Calif. on Feb. 26 wearing a daring Michael Kors gown. The sleeveless bronze sequin dress featured a crossover neckline and a cutout bodice that showed off Plaza’s toned midriff.
THE Parks and recreation alum also teamed the look with Jimmy Choo metallic heeled sandals.
Notably, Plaza’s dress received mixed reactions from people on Instagram who expressed concern about the garment’s criss-cross straps and suggested they were causing Plaza discomfort.
Underneath an Instagram post from fashion blogger Check the Tag, who shared photos of Plaza’s red carpet look, one user commented, “The straps could fit better, but I love the color, and the hair and the makeup are amazing.”
“Looks like she’s wearing it inside out,” another reviewer posted on Instagram.
“The straps just look too tight that’s all,” someone else commented, while one user wrote, “The color and shimmer are gorgeous, but the really big cutout has the looking awkward, unflattering and a bit difficult.”
Perhaps fans thought the criss-cross straps were causing Plaza discomfort after she appeared somewhat annoyed on stage at the SAG Awards. When the 38-year-old actor and his white lotus her teammates took the stage to accept the award for Best Drama Series Ensemble, Plaza could be seen looking around before saying something with a seemingly irritated look on her face.
A video of the moment later circulated on social media, as Twitter users speculated what it was saying. Some guessed that Plaza said “Jesus Christ”, while another interpreted it as “S***’sf ***ed”.
Others noticed that Plaza adjusted the strap of her dress, prompting several people to wonder if she was suffering from a possible wardrobe malfunction.
Plaza stylist Jessica Paster has now put those wardrobe malfunction allegations to bed. In the comments section of Check the Tag, Paster defended the bare midriff look and revealed that she had several fittings with the White Lotus star ahead of Sunday’s awards show.
“I’ve done seven fittings…for real,” she replied to one reviewer. “I wanted to underboob,” she added with a heart-eye emoji.
Plaza also turned heads at the 2023 SAG Awards when she appeared on stage with Wednesday starring Jenna Ortega. While presenting the award for Best Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series, the two actresses joked about their deadpan similarities.
“I don’t know why they put us together,” Plaza said, and Ortega added, “Yeah, I know, we don’t have anything in common.”
“We should find the people who did this,” Plaza continued, as the crowd laughed.
Ortega then agreed, with the actress adding, “And curse their families and look like…”
The duo then spoke in tandem, “…and watch misfortune follow their line for the next seven generations.”