Anne Hathaway at LAX

Posted on August 17, 2011

Anne Hathaway, you’re going to have to explain something to us.

Anne Hathaway arrives at LAX in an Elizabeth and James resort collection dress.

Look, we get it, Anne; we really do. You’re in the unenviable position of having to get off a plane and face a bunch of photographers. We wouldn’t want that for ourselves, but then again, you’re an overpaid celebrity and our sympathy for that particular type of creature only extends about a foot in front of us before dissolving.

We like the idea of a simple form-fitting dress paired with some cute sandals and sunglasses. It’s a classic and it’s very hard to get that look wrong because it’s somewhat effortless. But sweetie, why would you want to wear a dress that looks like you have a toilet paper trail behind you? That just looks kind of assy, you’ll pardon the pun. Doesn’t that get all caught up in between your legs? Isn’t that kind of annoying? What’s peeing in that thing like? Do you have to hold the tail way over your head or do you just wrap it around your arm?

Also, while you are a very thin young lady and therefore can get away with all kinds of things that the unwashed public mostly can’t, even you can’t work little horizontal lines of black and white with a bias seam running down the front. No woman can, dear. The whole look is like an illustration of the word “disheveled.” We just want to twist that dress into place and cut off the TP train.

At which point we would be carted away by security so it’s probably best for everyone that we stay here behind our desks and just say bitchy things. But consider our comments carefully, won’t you? Love your shades, darling!


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  • Anonymous

    Dress, NO.  Hair, LOVE!

    • margaret meyers

      I’m trying to figure out how she got her hair done on airplane!  It looks she just had it brushed out.  Was her hair person in first class with her or does her new boyfriend have a skill we haven’t heard about?

      • WhiteMage

        eh. my hair is extremely curly, but if i pay for a really good blow out and flat ironing, it’ll look awesome even after a night of sleeping on it.

      • Carolyn Wilson

        If she flew Virgin they have a hair salon that you can stop in at before you go through customs.

    • Melissa Della

      YES. She finally got her hair done. I was so tired of her showing up to her premieres looking like she’d air-dried it and barely run a comb through it.

  • Anonymous

    Dress, NO.  Hair, LOVE!

  • Jenn B

    Agreed. But her hair looks awesome. It looks like she just filmed a shampoo commercial. I get that nasty back knot of rats nest tangles when I fly.

    • Anonymous

      The first thing I thought of when I saw this photo was why can’t she have her hair like this at all the recent premieres she’s been to?! She always has this lank wave in her hair that looks like it just looks like it needs a good brush – finally she has gorgeous hair and it’s when she’s getting a off a frikkin’ plane. 

      Maybe next time we see her she’ll have managed to combine good hair with good outfit. One can only hope. 

  • Liana Brooks

    I think this is one where we need to punish the designer. It’s not that she’s wearing the dress wrong, it’s that no one should be allowed to sell something that horrible.

  • Anonymous

    Awful!  I hope Rachel Zoe did not select that dress.  Hair & shades llok great

  • Anonymous

    A) The dress’s pattern and hemline draw a circle around her upper knee/lower thigh area. And I don’t know a woman on the planet who wants to flaunt that area.

    B) The jewelry is so haphazard and doesn’t go with the dress or the other pieces. It’s like they began their descent and she thought, “Oh, shit, the paps are going to get me and I don’t have any jewelry on” and grabbed the random pieces that had made it to the bottom of her handbag during the week.

    C) Naked toes, Annie? Really? IN AUGUST? Shame on you.

  • Sara Munoz

    It’s interesting,I’ll give her that. But I got a headache looking at it.

  • Joe J

    That hem really kills what otherwise would have been a perfectly nice, eye-catching dress (one that S7’s Mila Hermanovski would probably have stepped over her dead grandmother for).

  • Anonymous

    Ugh. Anne Hathaway is one of those actresses that has always bothered me. So I get some satisfaction out of how terrible she looks here, but even if I liked her that “train” on the dress would look totally ridiculous! A train on a t-shirt dress is just not a good idea…

    • Krab Louse

      Yea, me too.  She seems to be completely without a personality.  There just doesn’t seem to be anything there and then there’s the smug look on her face all the time. 

  • Anonymous

    Huh. I think she looks cute and I like the diagonal line…but what do I know? Also, that tail thingy? I see it as a good thing because who wants bare legs on an airplane seat, even if it is in first class – not me that’s who! Great hair, cute sandals, love the purse.

  • sonictofu

    Come on!  She wore a comfy dress and sandals on a plane!  and she even accessorized!  I think it’s fine.

  • angela rose sarno

    no no no no.  and no.

  • Anonymous

    She looks like a collage of everything I don’t miss about the 90s.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not sure I can find words for the hideousness of that dress, but I”ll.  The cut, the length(s), the black and white.  It’s just one of those weird Op-Art things making my eyes hurt.

    But look how pretty she looks from the shoulders up!  Her hair looks so pretty!  Anne!  Just brush your hair before red carpet apparences and you’ll be just fine!!

  • skadi1

    I love Anne, but that is a BAD dress.  Also, I find it annoying it when people wear sunglasses inside.  Are the camera flashes THAT bad?

    • Anonymous

      Like people aren’t going to know who she is cause she has sunglasses on. (snort)

  • aliesunny

    With that hair, she’ll be playing Kate Middleton in the inevitable movie. Prince William? Conan.

    • Anonymous

      O’Brien or The Barbarian?

  • Anonymous

    That must look really odd when she is sitting down with a striped tail hanging between her legs. Love her hair.

  • Anonymous

    I think she looks fantastic despite the tail.

  • Alison Sigman

    The tail doesn’t bother me near as much as the lines not matching up. Other than that she looks great.

  • Judy S

    Pretty lady, silly dress. She looks much dressier than the normal air traveller, anyway, even if the dress itself is weird.

  • Anonymous

    I would wear that cracked-out-in-Marseilles thing every day for the rest of my life if I could have her hair, please.

  • KittyKnits

    I like the stripes; they make her look normal (normal-sized, that is).  I am writing off the peculiar T.P./caught-in-the-plane-door hem thingie to celebrity whimsy.

  • bookish

    That dress makes my eyes hurt.

  • Heron

    Soooooooooo unflattering. 

  • Anonymous

    Not one flattering thing about this ensemble. She deserves a day away from scrutiny and having to dress to the nines, but this is just awful!

  • Judy_J

    That dress hurts my eyes. It’s like one of those optical illusion pictures you stare at until the room starts to spin. Cute sunglasses, though!

  • Anonymous

    Okay, I’m of two minds here. First, yeah, it’s a “throw the train over your left elbow before you sit down in the first class loo, and btw, make sure it doesn’t land in the sink while you’re doing so.”

    OTOH, I don’t know where she’s coming in from, but I just hate hate hate sitting through long plane flights in constricting clothing, so if I have to fly for more than 3 hours, I usually wear a knit dress too. OTOH, horizontal knits? Not in anything longer than a top (see Gualtier, Jean Paul).

    Cute sandals, but I’m not grooving on the bag.

    • MilaXX

      I prefer longish knit dresses as well when on flights. Sweats feel to sloppy and more structured clothing is uncomfortable.

  • Anonymous

    The dress is disappointing.  How does one eff up a classic blue and white stripe?  I’m so in love with half of that dress, but her entire left side looks awful.
    However, what I do want explained to me is how she gets such shiny, shiny hair.  WANT.

  • Anonymous

    What makes me a trifle crazy here isn’t so much the dress, though its pretty wack.  Its the fact that its so badly executed.  Wanna intersect stripes at an odd angle?   Go for it. Some amazing stuff has been done with the notion.  But make those stripes match up ferchrisaskes.

    • Sara L.

      But if one set of stripes goes horizontally, and one set is at an angle, the angled set of stripes will be wider than the horizontal at the seam, and so will never match perfectly. The would only match if both sets of stripes are cut at the same angle. Unless there is some strange sewing mojo that corrects this.

      • Anonymous

        Actually there is.  Its a couture technique.  When the knit stripes on the bias are put next to the straight grain stripes they can be eased in to place.  It requires that the whole length be hand sewn.  Pain in the neck, I assure you, but it can be done.

        • Sara L.

          Huh! Learn something new every day. Thanks!

  • Cheryl Kohs

    Spoken like a couple of queens who never sit down to pee (and I find that rather hard to believe).  But no biggie…we women are constantly having to hold stuff out of the toilet.  It’s not that tough.

    She looks great.  And whoever made that comment about no naked toes in August…WTF?  I suppose you still subscribe to the “no white after Labor Day” rules?  Geez.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Any dress that makes her look wide at the hips should be killed with fire.

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to see this dress on the runway model, I can’t imagine this looking good on anyone, ever.  Possibly with a really tall pair of sexy heels, maybe…..?  Anne looks great from the neck up, especially just getting of a plane but that dress!  Oy vey………

  • Anonymous

    Cute dress, but I had a petite mal seizure looking at it. The tail thingy is kind of odd. And you know she got it just because of the tail thingy.

  • Will You Donate

    Will You Donate? Well, will you?

  • aimee_parrott

    So my idea is that she was trying to win a bet that she could make herself look terrible, and she saw this weird dress and decided that was the way to go.  I actually think the horizontal stripes look really nice up by her shoulders, and when I saw the thumbnail I thought she looked great.  Love the shades, her hair is perfection, but the rest of it’s a big ‘ol mess.

  • MinAgain

    I need to sit down and drink a Seven-Up, ’cause that dress is nauseating.

  • Erika Shor

    That dress is giving me a migraine.

  • Jessie Melcher Brown

    A simple t-shirt dress with a normal hem would have looked awesome.  That thing manages to make her look dumpy and bottomn heavy – something you wouldn’t think was possible.  The sunglasses are a good idea, the dry air on a plane can make my eyes red and itchy.

  • Anonymous

    Anne, honey? Your dress seems to have crept ’round your front. Let me just fix that for you….

  • Anonymous

    Whoa, yeah, no. Wow. Bad. Having trouble finding appropriate verbs and adjectives for this one.

  • Lillian Dunn

    Just the other day a friend and I were fervently hoping the choker never comes back (we may or may not have been watching Clueless).    And now here’s Anne…wearing a joker.  Worrisome.  

  • Susan Bullard Mayer

    If it didn’t have that tail, it would be fine.

  • Scott Hester-Johnson

    The real problem was for the people trapped in that airplane with her staring at that hypno-dress for 5 hours. I’m getting dizzy every time I scroll it on the computer, for Pete’s sake.

  • Anonymous

    Biggest crime here is pairing a black and white striped dress with brown sandals.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll assume her dress got caught under someone’s luggage cart or something, because I cannot explain that dress. 

    Those kind of flip-flops I also hate. I think they shorten your legs and show what is usually the least beautiful part of the foot. 

    The rest, I ENVY, because I should be carried out with a bag on my head after flying. Also I could never bear a minute in a plain in something that short. It’s freezing in there!

    • Anonymous

      but darling, if you’re flying in first class you get bankies and fuzzy slippers, warm tea and fur muffs for Miss Anne.  No freezing up in first class! 

    • Anonymous

      but darling, if you’re flying in first class you get bankies and fuzzy slippers, warm tea and fur muffs for Miss Anne.  No freezing up in first class! 

  • Shannon Stewart

    I like the dress, except for the length of that piece on the back.  I love black and white like this and I think it’s far more interesting for the bias seam.  I even get what they were going for with the extra on the back, but it’s too long

  • Anonymous

    On a woman with an ounce more of fat on her this would look horrible. On her, it just looks awful.

  • Anonymous

    A note on what five inch heels are doing to the current generation: She’s already developing bunions. These ladies are going to have some seriously fugly feet when they’re 50.

    • Anonymous

      As a 50 something with a bunion… I hear ya sister…

      • Anonymous

        I’ll see your 1 bunion and raise you 1 more.  But I wore some killer shoes back in the day.

  • Anonymous

    That dress is doing nothing for her, but it’s giving ME a headache.
    Even so, it must be noted that Anne is inherently fabulous, so she manages to look effortlessy chic in spite of the dress.
    And kudos on that hair. So shiny and beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    Stripes and a bias seam can work, if it’s properly executed. I’ve seen it. The problem with this dress is that it’s an incredibly poor execution of that idea. It looks like a C grade project from a junior high human ecology class.

  • Christina Brennan

    When I see this, I think she looks like the 90s embodied.  Maybe because I had a similar striped dress in the 90s?  It probably wasn’t a good look then either.  And the choker necklace… totally 90s.

  • Amy Wilson

    Her hair is gorgeous- the kind of hair that I dream of having. My compliments stop there. What a god awful, unflattering dress.

    • Anonymous

      Her hair looks so healthy and luxurious. But the dress… 

  • Terence Ng

    It’s like someone cracked the mirror of her body.

  • Olechka Milashka

    Yeah, NO

  • Anonymous

    Bad ugly striped dress with hanging out tp tail + cut at the worst part of the knee + atrociously ugly sandals on ugly feet + ghostly pallor = I almost didn’t notice the glorious hair, smile and glammy shades. Burn everything you’re wearing below the neck, Anne.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I keep looking at the photos and using my hand to cover up the right (bias cut) side.  She would have looked just fine in a dress with only horizontal stripes….a look very few females can pull off.  But this?  No, no NO, Miss Anne.  The Devil in this case is wearing Elizabeth & James. 

    Gotta laugh about the “how do you use the bathroom?” comments!  TLo, you are priceless.

  • Linda Merrill

    I like the stripes as they are, but the tail is bad for all the reasons you mention.

  • Anonymous

    If she has time for all that flat ironing, she has time to pick out a flattering dress.

  • oohsparkley!

    She looks great from the neck up.

  • Anonymous

    Me thinks it’s just unfair to assess her in this situation dear TLo. Let a person be (far) less than perfect when de-planing. 

    • Anonymous

      This horror-show of a dress has nothing to do with the fact that she’s de-planing. A different knit dress would have looked fine.

  • Rachelle Neame

    I just can’t get over how amazing her hair looks after her plane ride. I need that hair.

  • gillian holroyd

    Awww, I like the dress. Love stripes. Her hair is just unbelievably perfect but the shoes are too flat. A little heel would make her legs look less schtumpy.

  • Anonymous

    what is up with the choker… flashback to “My So-Called Life” days. 

  • Anonymous

    ugh… while she needs to have that dress removed from her wardrobe, the designer needs a serious talking to.  What were they thinking?

  • MilaXX

    The dress isn’t great, but I probably would have given it a pass if it wasn’t for the toilet paper trail.  It looks like her dress got ripped and the fabric is just hanging there.

  • Susan Crawford

    Hair and make-up are flawless. Sunglasses appropriately Big Movie Star Glam.  Necklace, bag and sandals terrific. But that dress? Once I regained my balance from a clashing-stripe-induced attack of dizziness, and caught sight of that hemline, it was all over. Honestly, the dress looks as though it was made from a wind-sock. And if a dress makes even Ms. Hathaway’s knees look bad, just imagine what it can do for the knees of mere mortals. Put this dress in the “OUT” column, please!

  • Lisa

    Hair, make up and sunglasses – A+!  The rest of it – TRAIN wreck!  When I saw the thumbnail print of the top of her, I thought, “Oh!  Cute!   A little striped boatneck top – I’ll bet she has on a cute pair of sailor pants, maybe some wedges, so I’ll just click to see the rest…”  And then I had my “GAAAAH!” moment.

  • Anonymous

    I see she robbed Tim Burton’s winter pajama wardrobe.  From the neck up she looks great.

  • Catherine Rhodes

    Any dress that can make Anne Hathaway look fat and dumpy should be taken off and incinerated immediately.

  • Anonymous

    hunh, she looks fine to me. the dress is close to unwearable so she is doing a pretty good job considering. 

  • Mori Clark

    it looks fine in the shots where its on the side, but when its flowing behind her i just want to snip it off…she looks stunning still though so yeah.

  • Alyson Lamble

    Her hair looks great.  That’s about the nicest thing I can say about the ensemble.

  • Anonymous

    EW EW EW

  • Anonymous

    she has a big toe, I mean a big big toe

  • Anonymous

    I can’t defend that tail, but I love the rest of the dress. I’m also coveting those sandals.

    It looks like she’s had her hair done, because it looks a gazillion times better than it did last week.

  • Anonymous

    duplicate the bias seam to make it symmetrical and shorten the tail, and you’re golden.

  • Karen K.

    The stripes make me dizzy.  OUT.  

    Hair is gorgeous, though.

  • Karen K.

    The stripes make me dizzy.  OUT.  

    Hair is gorgeous, though.

  • Anonymous

    Who would wear that on a PLANE? Or anywhere, for that matter. Hiddy.

  • Anonymous

    I think the dress would be OK if it had an even hem. It is kind of cute. Her hair looks great. Love the hair. 

  • Anonymous

    Why the hell would any woman want to look like this ON PURPOSE? Horrid. Loving the hair and shades.

  • Anonymous

    Also, look at Ann’s legs in picture # 1 – the best reason for hose if I ever saw it! Even her legs look horrible bare-legged!!

  • Caitlin Gozdecki

    if it was shorter, and an even hem, it’d look cute and summer. hate the shoes LOVE the hair

  • Celia

    Terrible. The stripes make her body look saggy, the flip flops are thoughtlessly ugly, but the worst offender is the necklace! It just chokes her! The dress already makes her look wide, the long hair and high neck cut her off already, and the stupidly heavy choker shortens her neck even further. Yuck! What is wrong with jeans and a t shirt?

    • Anonymous

      Wow. Sometimes I question as to whether I’m looking at the same picture everyone else is.
      I’d kill to look that fresh and relaxed when I get off a plane.

  • Shelf Afterlife

    I like the look from about the boobs up.  From there down it’s all whacktastic.

  • Anonymous

    she looks okay to me.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve yet to be impressed by anything from the Olsen twins’ clothing lines, including Elizabeth and James. Love the hair, necklace and sunglasses, though.

  • Samuel Joesph Donovan

    I like the dress!

  • Anonymous

    I like the dress. It has some curious construction techniques, that do not look like mistakes. It reminds me of Byron Lars.

  • Amber

    I think this qualifies as “scrolldown fug” too.

  • Amber

    I think this qualifies as “scrolldown fug” too.

  • Emily

    Dress could have been cute with a new hem line.  I wish my hair looked like that though!  Gorgeous!

  • erin l.

    great hair :)

  • Anonymous

    wow..that thing is bad…but to her credit, she still looks pretty from the neck up, even getting off a plane…sigh, the glories of good genes…..

  • Anonymous

    if you look at photo #2 the dress looks fine when it’s cut off at the knee.  i like the bias seam, and i would go for an asymmetrical hem if it didn’t make her look like she has a tail.  i have to admit, nancylee, that i too remarked to myself on the unattractiveness of her knees in the first photo.  knees are just not our prettiest parts, are they?  but i’d wear floor length skirts for the rest of my life before i’d ever put on another pair of panty hose!