Pairs Division: Kunis and Timberlake

Posted on July 19, 2011

“Friends with Benefits” apparently is code for “Friends who have no sense of style.”

Having screwed the pooch (stylistically speaking) while in Cancun, Mila and Justin get let out of their cages one more time to see if they can get it right in New York. They didn’t.

Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake attend the ‘Friends with Benefits’ premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City. Mila is wearing a Lanvin dress.

Lanvin Resort 2012 Collection/Model: Kristina Salinovic

SHE: Is wearing a way-too “look at my butt” dress for a movie premiere. And the only really interesting thing about the dress as it was originally styled was that belt. Take that away and it’s just another ruched dress, only this time with the extra added bonus of an unflattering hem length. Also, adjusting the neckline so it angles up toward her shoulders is slightly aging to the look, especially when combined with the below-the-knee hem. She doesn’t look horrible, but she’s looked so much better before. Score: 6/10. Mostly due to wasted potential.

HE: Deserves no more of our time until her gets a good 4 inches taken off the bottom of his pants. We can see nothing else. Score: 3/10. Enough.

Combined score: 4.5/10. Man, are these two a bad match or what? It’s like merely being in the other’s presence causes them to wear shitty clothes. Come on, you two. It’s the NYC premiere of your rom-com. Don’t show up like you’re attending a college friend’s summer wedding. You’re young, thin, rich, and you get free clothes. Time to start looking like it.

[Photo Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images]

    • Anonymous

      When I see the Lanvin dress on the model, I covet it.  On Mila, not so much.  It looks like any one of a hundred ruched dresses one can find at the mall.    I can’t even with him and his pants any more.  Get them tailored, for God’s sake!

      • jamal kamalov

        why does one have to summarize what’s been said by authors…

    • Anonymous

      That color looks good on her. 
      (See!  I found something positive to say!)

    • Anonymous

      Amen, TLo! I don’t hate the dress on her, but it does require the accent of a belt to finish the look. He knows better, so there is no excuse for a crotch that is too low and unhemmed  pants. Unflattering  and messy to say the least.

      • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

        If he pulled up his pants, the length would probably be much closer to right. Never did understand his appeal.

        I thought she looked lovely until I saw that awful mess behind her.

        IAMSOBZ

    • Anonymous

      Bonus silver lining:  She is not wearing nude pumps!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583342965 Melody Sellers

      Tell it TLo!

    • Terence Ng

      Yeah, but it’s a rom com about two 20-somethings deciding that they want to bump uglies together. Who would wear a gorgeous frigid gown to that? Save that dress for your Black Swan/Sophie’s Choice/Vera Drake/The Queen film. Something cute and unpretentious for a film about two young adults deciding they want to have sex and talk about boobs.

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      That dress looks like it’s meant for someone with a much longer torso than what she has, which would also bring the hem up above the knees, which is where it should be!  And yes…put the belt back on.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, this is definitely a Honey This Isn’t Your Dress moment.

          

    • Louisa Barash

      Wow. TLo is in a bad mood.  I like the light grey (almost taupe) suit on him.  It looks good with the red dress, and she looks gorgeous.  I agree that they both have hem length issues, but I call that a minor quibble.

    • http://visceralresponse.com Dina dV

      Maybe it’s the diminished expectations from the Cancun photocall, but I think they both look reasonably polished and attractive.  Not their best because he’s foolishly going back to his pube hair from his “NSYNC days (sorry if that was gross, but so was his hair) and that zipper on her back makes the dress look inside-out, but I’d give her a 7.5 because she fixed the hair and despite its awkwardness, think the below the knee length works for her.  She’s short but high-waisted, so her natural waistline is doing all the heavy lifting of the missing belt, anyway.  Putting a belt with her height probably would have made her seem shorter.

      He gets an automatic 6 for not looking sweaty and proselytizing.  The hair still bugs, the pants should be hemmed, and I don’t understand why his likely borrowed clothes are rumpled, but it’s still a much more polished look than the one in Cancun.

    • Anonymous

      Red dress + pale skin = striking and dramatic (as on the model). 
      Red dress + what seems to be a slightly orangey fake tan = bleh.

    • http://twitter.com/annie_wonder Annie

      Did both their stylists think that they’re four inches taller? Her dress and his trousers make them both look super short. 

    • Anonymous

      To me, he has always looked like a clerk in a TV/appliances store–in other words, pretty darn ordinary. Here he looks like an ordinary dude with his pants too long. He does look bathed and not hung-over, I’ll give him that.

      This color looks pretty on her, but the runway length would have suited her better. That length in the photo never works on petite women like Mila. She does get bonus points from me for NO NUDE SHOES.

      • Anonymous

        pedestrian. Agreed.

    • Anonymous

      I have an idea: Let’s see less of these two.

      • http://www.tomandorenzo.com Tom and Lorenzo

        We have a better idea: skip posts you don’t want to read.

        • Anonymous

          Bwahaha. Preach!

          Though I will say I’d grade them both higher. Maybe it’s because of diminished expectations post-Cancun, but I’d argue that they both look bland but not terrrrrible. Maybe a bonus point for each of them. For whatever reason, I’m also finding it really easy to see Matthew Morrison in the same outfit with an extra button or two undone, making it look super-sleazy. Hell, one more bonus point to JT for not making me feel creepy. I give her a 7 for being pretty even in an uninteresting dress, and his puddle-pants get him a 5 from me.

          Fighting snark with snark? That’s tens across the board.

        • Anonymous

          I vote for less.

    • Anonymous

      The dress completely obliterates whatever bust she has.  I like the dress in theory but it’s just not working on her.  Also, the side part in her hair isn’t great either (especially in the first picture).

      I’ll agree with the commenter who said that at least JT doesn’t have his terrible N Sync hair anymore.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      I have no idea what you’re talking about re: the hemline. You guys have a hemline prejudice. I think it’s cute and totally flattering on her, although it’s certainly not on everybody. I like the dress from the front, but I think it’s terrible from the back and makes her look like she has no butt at all, actually, not to mention no waist. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610791985 Aniela Marie Perry

        When I first saw the side view, the butt to stomach ratio made me wonder if she was pregnant.

    • Anonymous

      The kids are playing dress up in Mommy and Daddy’s clothes again!

    • Anonymous

      She:  I actually love the dress on her, and I think she carries the mid calf length quite well.  She looks good and an extreme improvement over the other sorry showing a few days back.  He:  pale gray is not a good color choice for him, the suit needs a good pressing and the pants as the wise TLo have said need hemmed badly.  Mostly he looks like he’d rather be anywhere on earth than there.

    • Anonymous

      can these skinny broads stop doing the I gotta pee pose? y’all are already a size 00. You don’t look any skinnier, you just look like a five year old with bladder control issues.

    • Anonymous

      She doesn’t even look like herself with that hair and makeup. The dress is okay, but the original length is much better. As she’s wearing it, it looks like it is melting off her body. He just looks really sloppy and rumpled. That after-thought of a pocket square really emphasizes how sloppy the rest of his outfit is.

    • Anonymous

      A man with a waist as long as JT’s simply is going to have to spend a lot more time and $$ with a tailor.  No excuse for a gentleman who has been in front of a camera since he was an embryo!!

    • Anonymous

      Wait, wait, when did Mila turn 40?

    • Christine Campbell

      I am just really irritated right now.  These two owe some people an apology.

    • MilaXX

      Is it the heatwave? Are they too hot and uncomfortable to dress properly? The movie looks stupid, but the are cute and personable. A little effort might put a few more butts in seats. She looks basic; a blah dress and so so accessories.  5/10 cause we know she can do better. He has a clothing line, correct? So why does he not know or have someone tell him to hem his pants? 2/10 until he looks like he gives a damn.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C65IT4K6RYN4TWRMFJOI3VUDAI Olechka Milashka

      She’s so gorgeous and this dress looks so bad on her, it’s ridiculous!  Completely unflattering on the bust, her stomach is protruding more than the chest.  It’s insane that a woman this beautiful looks this bad in a designer dress

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

      I like it on Mila, but I do like it better with the belt.

      And I love the coloring.  She’s deserves a 7 or 8.

      He sucks.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

      I wish the exposed zipper look would go away. Am I the only one who thinks it cheapens the look of a dress?

      • Judy_J

        No, you’re not the only one.  I hate the exposed zipper, too.  Looks like a bad home economics project.

      • Anonymous

        I think it looks cheap too.  It works for some edgier looks, but not most of the ones it’s migrated to over the last year or so.

    • Judy_J

      I’m giving her a 5/5 on this one.  Her hair and makeup are pretty good.  He gets another zero from me, I’m afraid.

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      I think she looks really good in that Lanvin–I’d have given her a 7/10.

      He picked a really interesting suit with a gorgeous fabric–why he decided to let it sit in the basement at the bottom of his hamper for five days is beyond me.  And this is one instance where I definitely have to agree that the hem on those pants is absurd.

    • Elena

      You two are both enviably attractive and wealthy. Come on now!

    • Anonymous

      I actually think Mila looks great–yes, the dress isn’t as cute without the belt and with the altered neckline.  But even if it’s not the greatest dress I think she’s working it–the color is beautiful on her and she’s radiant.  

    • Anonymous

      So desperately sick of these two. So boring. Plus they sound so dumb whenever they try to talk. Robots made to sound like dumb shallow people. 
      Spare your minions, Tlo! Enough of these two. They are not fabulous. They hurt the ears and the eyes.  

    • Anonymous

      I really like the neckline/sleeves but am not digging the hem length. I also used to really enjoy JT, but lately his look is not doing it for me.  He seems a lot less polished than he used to.

    • Anonymous

      I really like the neckline/sleeves but am not digging the hem length. I also used to really enjoy JT, but lately his look is not doing it for me.  He seems a lot less polished than he used to.

    • http://twitter.com/msatch Marlon Satchell

      I kind of like the Lanvin dress, though I would have liked it better with the belt. Even the length and the sleeves don’t bother me, BUT I would have also kept them the way they were on the model.

      He looks like he went to the premiere right after work, after a long, hot day in that suit.

    • http://twitter.com/msatch Marlon Satchell

      I kind of like the Lanvin dress, though I would have liked it better with the belt. Even the length and the sleeves don’t bother me, BUT I would have also kept them the way they were on the model.

      He looks like he went to the premiere right after work, after a long, hot day in that suit.

    • Anonymous

      I will say this is an improvement. Not much of one, but one nonetheless.

    • Anonymous

      I will say this is an improvement. Not much of one, but one nonetheless.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I kind of like the Lanvin dress, though I would have liked it better with the belt. Even the length and the sleeves don’t bother me, BUT I would have also kept them the way they were on the model.

      He looks like he went to the premiere right after work, after a long, hot day in that suit.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I kind of like the Lanvin dress, though I would have liked it better with the belt. Even the length and the sleeves don’t bother me, BUT I would have also kept them the way they were on the model.

      He looks like he went to the premiere right after work, after a long, hot day in that suit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1077090078 Megan Sullivan

      Maybe JT just brings out the worst in her, ’cause she has the ability to look so much better.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry to be a blue meanie, but was “Come on, you too” supposed to be “Come on, you two”? If not, I am terribly confused.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49702581 Susan Bullard Mayer

      The dress is a bit too long on her and the red is too dull.  She needs a bright fiery red.

      JT is hot.  That’s all.

    • Anonymous

      If this was a Halloween party, no one would even have to ask.  She’s Jessica Rabbit.

      He’s a junior executive who got drunk after work and passed out in his clothes, and didn’t have time to change (or shave) before work the next day.

    • lilibetp

      “Mila is wearing a Lanvin dress.”  Shouldn’t that read “A Lanvin dress is wearing Mila?”

    • Anonymous

      The dress is better without the belt. The back ruching is hideous. Hem should have been higher.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      I think she looks fantastic, but the belt would have made it even better.

    • Jill Roberts

      It’s a movie about sex.  Why wouldn’t she wear a sexy dress?  I think she looks youthful and hot.  The belt would have emphasized the incredibly *tiny* bit of belly that she has (it’s so adorable!), as opposed to the concave tummy of the typically freakishly-thin model. 

      JT, well, he looks cute from the mid-chest up.  I like that color on him. But, lo, the pantapocalypese has come.

    • Anonymous

      That zipper hits her about 8″ longer than it should. And definitely needs the belt. But Scarlet39 is right, it is a good color for her. Justin needs a good tailer.

    • Anonymous

      She’s not awful, he’s forgettable.

    • Lisa

      They’re not horrible, just meh in these outfits.

    • Lisa

      They’re not horrible, just meh in these outfits.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Disappointing.

    • http://twitter.com/ShelfAfterlife Shelf Afterlife

      I agree with the hem issue and I like her hair better with some curl to it, but other than that, I think they look pretty good!

    • Anonymous

      Cant they hem these dresses for these pixies?  Or make them full length? These midget film stars always end up looking like they are playing dress up

    • Anonymous

      I don’t like the belt with that dress, it’s too casual-looking. She looks fine, I’d give her 7/10. He needs about 2 inches off the hem. I’m sorry, but I firmly maintain that a man needs a good break in his pant length. This is definitely too long, but 4 inches off would be too much. Otherwise, he looks ok, but not great – 5/10, 1 point off for the pant-pooling. Combined  6/10.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juline-Débaul/100002426617563 Juline Débaul

      Mila being with Justin is what I call wasted potential.

    • Helen C

      Hm, did she get work done on her face?  Her face looks so different, and not in a good way.  She was stunning before but now she just looks tacky.  

    • Anonymous

      Well, she’s not wearing nude pumps. That’s all I got. Not good.

    • Grace Ritt

      I think the hem is so long on her because the dress goes to the knee on a model, not a hobbit.

    • Shawn Hill

      That red is doing her no favors. What happened to Oscar season Mila?

    • Jeremy Maz

      Justin…. get it together!  I have envied nearly your entire wardrobe until these last few posts.  Are you for reals right now?  After numerous back to back successful seasons of your William Rast line…. this is what you give us?  Un-tailored un-proportionate un-chicness.

    • Anonymous

      Why is JT is showing his fly zipper in the last picture? Is the suit that ill-fitting?

    • frankystein123

      Mila is trying to go over-board here… she failed miserably. Justin… go home.