In or Out: Rachel Bilson in Erdem

Posted on August 04, 2011

We are all for pants on women, darlings. And if this was 1940, we’d be very proud of ourselves for being so forward-thinking and open-minded. The fact that one can still make a statement like that over 70 years later is a bit depressing, but a discussion of gender-specific cultural mores and how they shift far slower than they should is perhaps a discussion for a weightier blog than this.

We’re talking specifically about the red carpet, where, for the longest time, pants were largely considered a no, unless you were an out lesbian. That’s the hilarious (or sad, depending on your perspective) thing about Hollywood; for all the attention it gets as a bastion of liberal thinking and sybaritic lifestyles, they can be positively Victorian when it comes to gender and sexuality. The whole pants things has been shifting quite a bit lately and while you’ll still be far less likely to see a gal rocking the pants at, say, the Oscars, they seem to be showing up more at the B to D List events that make up the bulk of the celebrity public appearance calendar.

There’s your lead-in, minions. And now… pictures:

Rachel Bilson at the TCA Party for CBS, The CW and Showtime held at The Pagoda in Beverly Hills in Erdem. Shoes by Christian Louboutin and clutch by Giuseppe Zanotti.

Oh Christ, are we gonna have to tell the girls to get their hands out of their pockets now?

Erdem Resort 2012 Collection/Model: Guinevere Van Seenus

We think if you shove your hands deep in your pockets, shrug your shoulders, and cross your legs just like the model is doing, then this looks really cute. Unfortunately, Rachel has to walk and move in this outfit and it’s not quite so cute then. Love the print on the blouse and love the color of the pants. But the cut of the pants coupled with a tucked-in blouse and no belt kind of makes her preternaturally tiny waist just disappear and turn her into a straight line, up and down. She’s got no shape in this thing at all. We’d probably have a stronger opinion on pairing animal print shoes with such a colorful and busy ensemble, but it doesn’t even matter because once you establish that the outfit obliterates her natural shape, it’s a foregone conclusion (at least in our heads) that the outfit isn’t working. Sure, we could discuss hair and makeup and accessories (boring purse looks like a laptop), but that would be ignoring the elephant in the room: she’s got the body of a 12 year old boy in this getup. We’re not suggesting every outfit should be tight and body-conscious and in fact, we can tell from looking at the model that this getup isn’t really supposed to be either. But we do think the fit and the cut are not working to Rachel’s benefit. Just a slim black belt around the waist would have gone so far in defining it for her.

Oh, and we have to say it: the hair’s kinda bad.

VOTE NOW!

IN! Sometimes a gal likes to play a little pocket pool, bitches!

OUT! Pants are the work of the DEVIL! Especially when they make you look like a boy.

In other Minion Opinion news, Dominic Cooper’s salute to blue got an OUT and the jury is still out on Sandy Bullock’s Peg Bundy getup.

 

[Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, style.com]

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  • Anonymous

    I don’t know, I still like it. I don’t LOVE it, but it’s different than what we usually see on the red carpet, it’s bright and fun, and she looks cute. 6/10 = IN.

  • Anonymous

    Personal belief:  God made belt loops to contain a belt.  Wear one if your pants have them otherwise those poor little loops of fabric feel lost and alone.

    Gimme them SHOES!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      I agree – drives me batty to see empty belt loops.

      OUT mostly because I don’t get her. Sorry, boys, I know that’s not the cold and distant opinion you’re going for ! :-)

      • Anonymous

        I gotta agree with your out assessment too.  Not sure why I don’t like/get her.  But I just don’t.  Perhaps she’s too much like too many other moderately talented, moderately pretty young actresses to get my attention.

        • Anonymous

          my thoughts exactly

  • Jillian Kroos

    Make a hair appointment for that dye job and hire a tailor- then we’ll talk. Until then, OUT.

    I love the idea of pants on a red carpet, but a lot of the rules of menswear will apply- it’s all in the tailoring. If those pants were taken in just a bit in the waist and the leg like on the model, it would really make this outfit better. Right now they look like mom pants.

    • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

      MOM PANTS. Exactly! 

  • Anonymous

    Out. Not flattering. I wish it were because I really *wanted* to like it.

  • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

    Red is a nice color, and she looks better than the model (who looks dead – I think they warmed a corpse up for that shot), but my grandmother would like her outfit back now. She wore this to the community picnic last fall, complete with those shoes. So, unless Rachel is 84, this is an OUT.

  • Kirsten Kirsten

    OUT! First thought: The pants ate her waist!

  • Anonymous

    The fit of the pants put this look on a fast track from ‘gamine hipster’ to ‘country club granny’.  Out-out-outie-out.

  • Anonymous

    Wanted to IN this, but…out by a hair.  Or, in this case, a belt. Those cute pants so need a belt, and they look goofy without one.

    Also, I’m sure there are some situations in which those goofy shoes would look good–little girl playing dress-up, Katy Perry promoting a movie with a leopard in it–but they are total overkill with that blouse.  And they tip the whole outfit into the Tasteless bin.

  • Anonymous

    Was it casual Friday?

    And put a belt on, dear.  That’s what those little loops at the waist are for.  Also, pick the blouse or the shoes.  Not both. 

  • Anonymous

    I would wear this to work on a casual Friday – but with flats. The shoes do make me swoon a bit, I must say, but they can’t rescue the outfit.

  • http://profiles.google.com/thisiscelia Celia

    OUT. The whole thing is kind of sloppy, from the pants (which were meant to be tight on the model, but seem to be swimming on her) to the discolored hair. The colors absolutely clash with the red carpet and backdrop too. There isn’t anything theoretically wrong with the outfit (I keep thinking if the colors were different or different shoes)….but she looks like she went shopping at Forever 21.

  • Anonymous

    Having the pants shorter (as on the model) would have made her look better, too, but of course then you’d notice those shoes even more, and they are so wrong for the ensemble.  Are those extensions in her hair?  Why go to the time & trouble of adding extensions that don’t match your hair color?  Then everyone KNOWS you’ve done it.  It’s like cheating at cards by using cards that have a different design on the back.  Yes on needing a belt, and I totally agree with kiltdntiltd (great name, BTW) about orphaned belt loops.  The shirt however is adorable and very suited to her. 

    Sorry, Rachel: OUT.  A few thoughtful tweaks would have made this an in.

  • Anonymous

    My original instinct was to say ‘in.’ Then I realized she looks kinda like she could be in the secretary pool in 9-to-5. She’d be the kicky young one who wears pants. Out.

  • http://twitter.com/ashinyoconnor Aisling O’Connor

    I’m with TLo. Those pants needed to be more fitted. Really hate the overly messy-on-purpose hair.  OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Out. For no other reason than that her shoes do not at all go with anything else she’s wearing

  • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

    I’m having a serious negative physical reaction to this outfit.  It’s the…well you know…and the….you get the drift.  I could write a novel on what’s wrong with this look.

    Ladies, don’t give up on pants for the red carpet.  Think Katharine Hepburn!  Love that old broad.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a fine outfit for going to the mall or hanging out with your girlfriends (except maybe for the shoes). And it should have a belt.

    For a red carpet, this is out.  (And take your hands out of your pockets).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=672957559 Andra Goddard

    Needs either a black belt, or the shirt out….looks awful like this.  And the shoes are so wrong with the blouse, is it even necessary to ask?

  • Anonymous

    This is why you don’t see pants on the red carpet all that often. They don’t look outright horrible, but kind of dowdy. I wonder what Ellen would llook like in this outfit.

    • Anonymous

      Ellen usually looks great, but her signature style seems to have a menswear spin to it. This look seems to have more of a femmy-feel to it. Ellen might plop a vest or jacket over it.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

    She’s out until she puts on a belt and changes her shoes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    If the pants actually weren’t a couple sizes too big on her, this look could have worked.

  • Anonymous

    The proportions look all wrong on Rachel. The look works on the much taller model where we see more of the blouse and less of the pants. And the pants Rachel’s wearing don’t do her body any favors. Not sure I like having the jungle come to the garden party either. 

  • http://twitter.com/DresswithAplomb Aplomb Pomilio

    I don’t think the shoes are horrible with the outfit at all. They are, however, inappropriate for summer. They’re *furry.* C’mon. Love the pants but I’m with those who think they put belt loops on for a reason. And overall, too casual. Out.

  • Anonymous

    You Guys like the shirt?  Really?
    Maybe it is just me, but I had one that looked very much like this that I wore (untucked) post baby 2007.  OUT

  • Anonymous

    I applaud the wearing of pants but this get up is pretty blah. So I guess an out but yay for pants.

  • Anonymous

    Conceptually, I like it. But just seeing the thumbnail I thought, “whoa, Rachel has put on some weight.” Maybe if it were sleeveless or (the horror) a cap sleeve, it would have been more flattering, but otherwise, it doesn’t work. However, LOVE the shoes, even with this outfit. Ultimately, OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Meh. Out just because it’s so JC Penney. There’s no fashion here.

    Except for the shoes which I must have immediately.

  • Cheri Lee

    I like the outfit but not on her.  She looks like a bag lady and that hair is atrocious!  I like the idea of the shoes but I’m not sure it even works because I can’t see anything past the baggy clothes and stringy hair.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. I love each element separately, but they don’t really work together, and the combination of the leopard-print shoe with the flowery blouse makes me wince. She does need a belt for some definition.

  • http://twitter.com/danielleRwest Danielle West

    OUT.  Whoever paired those shoes with that blouse is colorblind.  Maybe it was that guy from Project Runway.

  • Anonymous

    Outy out out! The print just doesn’t read young to me and with the large waist and those shoes it just makes her look old, old, old.

  • Aly Light

    IN. I think it’s fresh and cute, and… well, it’s attainable, for sure, but in a way that makes me think “I wonder if I could buy an outfit like that,” rather than “I bet I could dig that out of the back of my closet,” which is really the point of putting clothes on celebrities, isn’t it? It makes me want to go shopping.

    Oh, but I do hate the shoes.

  • http://twitter.com/mallorylaporte Mallory Laporte

    I hate this hair trend. It looks trashy, and you know she paid a lot for it.

  • Jennifer Hofstetter

    It’s weird because she’s sort of shaped like a model, no?  So she should be able to pull it off.  But, I hate the shoes with that top and the hem of the pants seem more like high waters than long capris.  I don’t know.  Something is off about it for me.  OUT.

  • Anonymous

    The whole ensemble does have a rather sloppy feel to it. While I have absolutely no problem with pants on the RC, I do have a problem with the absence of a belt in belt loops on the RC. Love the pants. Love the shoes. Together even. Not really digging the shirt. And her hair — don’t even get me started. OUT.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gillianholroyd gillian holroyd

    Not a polished look for an event where one is paid to show up looking presentable.

  • Anonymous

    OUT, and HATE that hair

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

    It’s easily OUT.  There is nothing wrong with those pants, but not with that shirt and not with those shoes!.

  • Anonymous

    I think pants on the red carpet can be great in a Kate Hepburn/Greta Garbo kind of way. But not these pants. Out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WendyLKaufman Wendy Kaufman

    Spot on, guys.

  • Margot Brose

    Floral print + loud print + leopard-print pumps + curve-less, bony silhouette = very skanky grandma. O_O So that’s an OUT. I bet a curvier gal would look HOT in this ensemble (with better accessories, of course)

  • Anonymous

    Very very or-di-na-ry . . . .

    Like a 30-something suburban mom attempting a ‘fresh and cute’ look from stuff she’s had in her closet for a few years.
    The fit of Bilson’s pants vs. that of the model tells the tale: the impact of a lively color and texture muffled by its rendition as *trousers*    

  • Anonymous

    IN!

  • Anonymous

    It looks 1950s/ Out

  • Anonymous

    Hate the pants on her. 
    I look at pants with a different eye since Stacey and Clinton talked about the ice cream cone shape. 

    All my pants that are narrow at the ankle (but not just skinny legged) were gotten rid of 

    I like the shoes

  • MilaXX

    OUT. As mentioned she needs a belt & I think she wore the shoes so she didn’t appear to be copying the model, but those shoes don’t really work with the outfit. Bag is boring & hair is “meh”.

  • Anonymous

    If the pants were shorter by an inch or two (and perhaps taken in a bit in the leg) and she wore a belt, she’d have an ‘in’ from me. But as is…the effect isn’t quite right. Out.

  • Shawn Hill

    OUT! The pants aren’t the problem, the hair is. This girl is getting a little old for teenage all-nighter hair. You know Cate Blanchette would have WERQ’d the hell out of this shit!

  • Anonymous

    I think the problem with the pants is that they’re a different cut than the ones the model is wearing. The model’s are tight, like cigarette pants. But Rachel’s are cut like mommy jeans.

  • Anonymous

    I like everything but the blouse. In.

  • Anonymous

    In the minority here, but I’m giving her a just barely in.  Hate the hair, and think the skinny cut like on the model would have looked better.  I’m one of the few who wouldn’t do a belt here – the belt loops are so far below her natural waist, it wouldn’t have really defined much.  I personally can’t stand to wear a belt right above my hip bone, but I guess that’s just me.

  • Anonymous

    IN. I think she looks really cute.

  • Anonymous

    Big OUT. She looks like a soccer mom circa 1982. 

  • Anonymous

    The pants are just too big and the shoes are all wrong. The look has to be kicky and cute (more Laura Petrie), and Bilson has made it look sort of middle-aged and sad. (I’m middle-aged, so I know how easily things can go frumpy if you’re not careful.)

    I vote Out.

  • Courtney Hellams

    out! there is a way to do pants on the red carpet…this is not it. 

  • Anonymous

    IN. I like it.

  • Lori

    OUT.  And I can’t wait for the ombre hair trend to be OUT, it flatters no one.

  • Lori

    OUT.  And I can’t wait for the ombre hair trend to be OUT, it flatters no one.

  • Anonymous

    The thing is, it’s not a bad outfit per se (though I think those shoes with it are stupid) but who wants to look at a red carpet event with women wearing clothes suitable for casual Fridays at work? This is so distressingly normal. I’ve got enough normal in my life. Give me a little fantasy please.

  • Anonymous

    The thing is, it’s not a bad outfit per se (though I think those shoes with it are stupid) but who wants to look at a red carpet event with women wearing clothes suitable for casual Fridays at work? This is so distressingly normal. I’ve got enough normal in my life. Give me a little fantasy please.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

     This outfit says to me, ‘I had nothing to wear to my summer internship today, so I borrowed something from my mom.’  Eww.  Out!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3KCDEX4FOTCFHZP6WLKSOOKUVM Danielle

     This outfit says to me, ‘I had nothing to wear to my summer internship today, so I borrowed something from my mom.’  Eww.  Out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

    I kinda like it! I think the pants are too big though. Maybe with a cuff at the bottom? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

    I kinda like it! I think the pants are too big though. Maybe with a cuff at the bottom? 

  • http://www.kittenmasks.com/ kittenmasks

    IN! The shoes are great!

  • http://www.kittenmasks.com/ kittenmasks

    IN! The shoes are great!

  • Anonymous

    Good on paper bad in execution, those pants need to be fitted more in the leg. A belt would have been perfect too.
    Hate the ombre hair, leave it for the hipster girls in Silverlake.

    • Anonymous

      Oh ya, OUT.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a very cute outfit in desperate need of a great belt.  Other than that, me likey.  Oh, and get your damn hands out of your pockets!  Boys I understand this on (pocket pool is fun) but girls?  I don’t get it.

  • Anonymous

    Those pants are hiddy.  And that HAIR?? Gurl, please-ever heard of a brush??  OUT

  • http://www.manoneileen.com Manon Eileen

    I like the attempt, but those pants are quite bad. Out.

  • aussiegal77

    It’s a cute look on the model but are those pants supposed to be cropped?  On Rachel it looks like it isn’t and maybe that’s part of the problem?  And I agree, she has no shape in this at all.  Hate the hair, love the shoes, the way the pants are deployed ruin it all.  I’m unsure on the blouse too but again, the pants just wreck it.

    OUT.

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

    You like that print!  That’s a KELSEY PRINT!  Ughhhhh!

    Actually with her hands in her pockets, it makes her hips stick out unnaturally.  And the bag is ugly and the shoes are stripper-wear.

    So Out it isn’t funny!

  • http://postsomethingcreative.blogspot.com Nicole

    I totally agree about the whole shapeless thing, but those pants are kind of fabulous.  I LOVE the color and the subtle texture.  But…OUT.  You’re right; it obliterates her shape and that is more offensive than those pants are gorgeous.

  • Anonymous

    I still like it. In.

  • http://profiles.google.com/awilsongirl Amy Wilson

    As I was scrolling down, when I got to her pants, I shuddered. They look like tapered leg, too short dress pants- I almost expected to see some pleats around the waist. Ugh. Had they been fitted as they were to the model and she had put on a belt, I would have loved this outfit. But any pair of pants that cause me to shudder is going to earn an OUT.  But I would like those shoes in my closest immediately.

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

    Too big.  Look how they fit her versus the model.

    OUT.

  • Anonymous

    The only thing that bugs me here is the stringy hair, so out.

  • Anonymous

    The whole look does not work for me, if you changed out the shoes she could be playing bridge at the country club with the other seniors….. and that ombre hair disaster has got to go….OUT!

  • Anonymous

    IN

  • Anonymous

    Eh. For such a colorful outfit, I feel so blah about it. I do wish the pants were a little tighter. As it stands now, they do nothing to flatter what little shape she does have. I really like the animal print shoes with this, and for the life of me I can’t tell you why. Her makeup is fine. Sigh. This outfit isn’t worth writing about. IN, because it’s not absolutely horrific. But Rachel Bilson, you should know better; you make way too much money not to.

  • Anonymous

    This looks great on the model, but Rachel is too small work those pants without some serious tailoring. The fit is totally off, and as a result, the blouse looks kind of dowdy, instead of cute and chic (though I do like the colors on her). Um, I do like her hair, though. I also have those ombre highlights (though not as pronounced) and it is such a good way to lighten up a bit without having to deal with sharply demarcated roots (which make me crazy). I actually used her hair as an example for my stylist when I got it done…Anyway, I think this could have looked seriously cute, but the bad fit on those pants ruins the whole effect. OUT. 

  • Anonymous

    I hate the leopard shoes with the bright pants and floral blouse. It’s all way too much.

    The outfit is nice in theory, but it’s not really working for her. I hate to say this as a short person (and a mother and an artist and a person…), but I think this outfit would look a thousand times better on a taller woman. 

  • Anonymous

    minus the pumps, it looks like something my mom would wear…and that is not a compliment.

  • Anonymous

    From the belt loops up: OUT

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    OUT, HATE the pants, HATE the shoes. And can’t she fix her hair at least once?

  • http://twitter.com/elialger Eliana Alger

    OUT…….(((That outfit remembers me at my Mom yeaaaaaaaaaars ago…ouch! ))) BUT! The print in the pants its lovely

  • Anonymous

    I want to like this, but just don’t.  I like the shirt a lot but the ensemble as a whole isn’t working.  OUT.  

  • http://twitter.com/mollynoodles Molly Harrington

    I adore her, but OUT. This is just completely wrong for her body type. In fact, I’m not sure anyone could wear this on a red carpet where-as was said-they’d have to move around, and actually pull it off.

  • Anonymous

    Burn it with fire. The outfit of course, not the girl.

  • http://www.facebook.com/seelebrennt Christina Diaz

    MY EYES!!  out.  OUT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Shields/1200782178 Michelle Shields

    I like each piece as a separate but put them together and it’s a train wreck. OUT!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BA6BTBV4V3MQRX6K2HDEL7Y7TU MerridithK

    Horrible outfit, cute shoes–but not with that shirt/pants combo and the hair is NOT cute.  OUT.

  • Christina Brennan

    I disagree.  I think this look is fresh and casual.  I do, however, agree that a belt would have been welcome.  I’d still give it an IN- there’s more right here than wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Out.  Plus, can I just say that InStyle magazine needs to get their heads out of their collective asses and quit pushing Ms. Bilson as a fashion idol.

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

    Out.  But not because of the pants — the shirt and hair are awful.  Shoes and pants could have worked.

  • Miss Andrea Chapman

    You’re effing rich beyond means: HIRE A TAILOR. It looks like she borrowed the pants from her fab older sister who is a few inches taller and a few pounds heavier. What a waste of awesome pants.

  • Anonymous

    **OUT**!  She looks like a middle school teacher in 1985.

  • Anonymous

    There is more IN than OUT going on for me. So, IN. I love the shoes with the look. 

  • Anonymous

    Yep. Just a thin belt (perhaps an animal print to tie in the shoes? WE KID!) would’ve made all the difference. I don’t have any problem with the ‘no shape’ cuz sometimes a girl just wants to be comfy. The hair, oy, the hair. Would a trim and or an outright STYLE kill you, Rachel, would it?? Makeup is cute. Not loving the purse. I guess this is an IN – wait – nope…it’s an OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Yup. Out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nestor.Chocolato NesTtor Chocolato

    ooouutttt

  • Anonymous

    IN

  • Anonymous

    I have to disagree on the print of that blouse.  It reminds me of the cheap cotton prints you can find at someplace like Walmart.  It gives me a headache.

    Those pants are more interesting that they first appear.  In the close-up you can see they have texture, which is very interesting.  But they surely needed a belt.

    And that hair.  Either cut it short or color it to get rid of that two-toned mess.  A short cut might actually make her more interesting, actually.  At any rate, the bottom half of her hair looks over-colored, stressed and stringy.

    OUT!

  • Mariah J

    This outfit ages her. OUT

  • Elena

    In! I would not pair those shoes with that shirt because…why? But i like the outfit overall. I dunno, maybe I just think it’s okay to not always have to show off your body type.

  • Joyce VG

    She’s an OUT.  Her her is always awful.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VIYL3EWWRXX4PFV3VRYDCM255U Stephanie F.H.

    I like it.  It’s cute.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    OUT. It looks better on the model buttoned up to the top and hemmed above the ankle. Also, her hair in a pony would have been cute.

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

    I love it, and for me the shoes make the looks  I don’t think women always need to define their waist–this sort of slouchy glamour is in right now–all the femininity is in the fabric and the face.  No need for an hourglasse silhouette. 8/10 IN (the hair does suck a LOT.)

  • Anonymous

    I like the closeup of the shoes with the texture & color of the pants.  But the full-body shot just looks like the cute young gal at the office.  I want to see starlets show more pizazz than this.

  • http://profiles.google.com/laura.jane.ogorman Laura O’Gorman

    Why are women who wear a dress to a fancy event considered not forward-thinking? As though women are forced to wear dresses instead of pants. It’s like that feminist attitude that if you’re a housewife, you’re a slave, when the whole point of the feminist movement was to fight for choice. The truth is that most women love dressing up in a gown for a big event BECAUSE pants are so common for day-to-day wear.

  • Nicole Merrill

    I think the pants should either be significantly looser or tighter; as it is, she’s much to much of a straight line. OUT, which is a shame, because everything else (except the hair) is super cute.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Out. Those pants are horrid.

  • http://mllesatine.livejournal.com/ mllesatine

    She is IN for me. I don’t like the shoes but I really love this ensemble otherwise. Who says a woman has to show her waistline all the time? :)

  • Grace Ritt

    As I was scrolling down, I thought the pants were either going to be flared or skinny, hitting the ankle. And they are this weird hybrid that makes her legs look really awkward. I love pants, but I love pants that look good on women. 
    Everything else is cute, though. I love the shoes. But she still gets an OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Hate the shoes (with this outfit) and she’s too short waisted to pull off that tucked in blouse, which I love.

    Out-ish

  • Lies L.

    I see your points… and yet I have an irrational love for this outfit. Except the shoes, but then I hate animal print. IN.

  • Lies L.

    I see your points… and yet I have an irrational love for this outfit. Except the shoes, but then I hate animal print. IN.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Oh christ jesus no, I’m having 7th grade flashbacks.

    O.U.T.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Oh christ jesus no, I’m having 7th grade flashbacks.

    O.U.T.

  • http://twitter.com/asciident Melissa Della

    I think my mother had that print in her closet in 1987. But the look would almost work if her accessories weren’t so awful (or invisible–get a belt, lady!). Hair is just awful. OUT

  • Anonymous

    Out. This seems really dressed down for a party, unless it was a kid’s birthday or something.

  • Anonymous

    In general, pants can definitely work. And I really like the print of the top and the color of the pants. I just don’t like the fit. I want to give her an “in” but it just doesn’t flatter so I’m going with OUT.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    You’re being too kind. That outfit is ugly no matter who is wearing it or how they are posed. CANNOT get over the texture on the pants. Wow. Seriously bad, all around. And that hair. So OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Out, as she looks too merely mortal for the red carpet. But I’m rapturously in love with the color and fabric of the pants!

  • http://twitter.com/leslielies Leslie S

    I think it would help if her pants were tailored – like the models – with a slimmer leg. also the belt.

    also: yah for print & color!!!

  • Anonymous

    Out.
    I’m all for girls in pants on red carpet, especially when you see all those jackasses showing up in jeans and wrinkled shirts, but not pants that casual.
    Come on girl, you can do better ! You can rock colored pants with killer heels, oomphed hair, elegant yet sexy top and nice jewellry and show those douches how it’s done.

  • Ted Kane

    She looks sloppy: it’s the lack of a belt and the hair, in that order.  OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

    I love, love love love love love, animal print as a neutral.  LOVE IT.  And also pony hair?  In on that alone.

    • http://twitter.com/kmc1138 Kathleen Coyle

      Wait, pony hair shoes, not on her head.  That’s kinda pony-esque but not in an awesome way.

  • Anonymous

    OUT – tremendously bad hair color, and I think the blouse and pants clash. The shoes make no sense with this outfit.

  • Anonymous

    OUT

    If the pants were tighter/more fitted, a deeper color (that is too vibrant and competes with the floral!) and she wore a different shoe…it’d be better.  The loose and blousy top needs the contrast of fitted pant to keep her from looking shapeless.  The shoe choice is just ridiculous…her hair is a disaster.

  • belleinchanel

    Hmmm…the shirt had some potential, I wish the pant was more fitted and she had a belt. That bag sucks and her hair….don’t get me started on that. I do love the shoes, though. So…4/10, OUT

  • Anonymous

    OUT. I do love that print, though.

  • Anonymous

    It’s an OUT for me.  The whole thing (minus the shoes) just feels… old.  Too old for her.  The brocade-like pattern of the pants combined with a looser fit than on the model ages them.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t like the blouse at all. Really liked the pants until I saw the closeup with all that textural detailing. Hair looks like she didn’t have time for the blow dryer after she washed it. And I hate pants with belt loops and no belt.
    OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t like the blouse at all. Really liked the pants until I saw the closeup with all that textural detailing. Hair looks like she didn’t have time for the blow dryer after she washed it. And I hate pants with belt loops and no belt.
    OUT.

  • Anonymous

    Very poor showing. OUT!

  • Anonymous

    Very poor showing. OUT!

  • http://profiles.google.com/katherinempg Katherine Pisarro-Grant

    OUT. So close, but the pants really need to be a little higher up on her waist, and/or belted, to make the look more chic. What really sends it over the edge, though, because the shirt and pants really are stylish and cute, is the pairing of those shoes with the outfit. WHAT IS THAT??? I’m all for mixing prints in somewhat eccentric ways, but leopard with floral? With that coral color scheme? It pains me. The purse and hair are really not helping.

  • http://summerborn.livejournal.com/ Summer Born

    OUT. But not because pants are the evil.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sorana.tarmu Sorana Tarmu

    The make-up is the only OK element here. Love this outfit on the model. OUT for Rachel.

  • Anonymous

    Cute but unflattering. I don’t care how unmatchy we should be, the shoes and the blouse don’t belong in the same ensemble. However, I think the shoes are brilliant with the trousers.

    On the theory that a “red carpet in” requires a little extra something beyond “cute but unflattering,” OUT.

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

    Hm. It’s like the pants are too big? At any rate, I agree. I love it on the model. OUT on Bilson. 

  • Anonymous

    I realize that there are pops of the red/orange color of the pants in the shirt, but the pink is more prominent, so I keep feeling like the shirt doesn’t match the pants. Sadly, out.

  • Anonymous

    OUT. But I love that little heart shaped spot on the shoes

  • Anonymous

    OUT. The pants might look better if they were tighter, like the models…

  • http://chupatinja.wordpress.com Santa

    I like it, IN :)

  • Anonymous

    OUT. Points for trying somthing different and unusual on the red carpet, but the silhouette doesn’t work, the print is ugly, and the pants themselves are not a great color.

  • Anonymous

    Outfit doesn’t work because it doesn’t fit and the shoes are Just Wrong. OUT. 

  • Anonymous

    Eeeeeeeekk! Take the shoes off and put her in some “Shape-up” sneakers and she is a geriatric Walmart shopper!

  • Anonymous

    OOOOOOOUUUUUTTTT!!!

  • Anonymous

    A slimmer cut on the pants (these look wider than on the model) and a belt would have done wonders. As it is: OUT. Better luck next time Rachel. Also, look into a haircut/interim dye job. For heaven’s sake.

  • Mary McClelland

    Pants fit badly. Otherwise I think it’s a cute look! Can I give it an in-ish?

  • http://toodles.yelp.com AWStevens

    She has never struck me as the brightest bulb.  Like she never realized her roots were coming in?  I actually love the blouse but it’s two sizes too big for her.  TURN OFF THE PANTS HONEY. That color is burning through my sunglasses… And the shoes are simply unforgivably Fredericks of Hollywood… so OUT I hope she disappears…

  • http://twitter.com/TheEmpressIsIn Michael Marceline

    forget the fit! that print with that color pants is retina searing.  add the tacky shoes & big ole OUT.

  • http://twitter.com/rachelruthlee Rachel Lee

    Out. I HATE those pants and those shoes. Leopard print and floral print together in one outfit? Yech! And I totally agree on the shape-obliteration.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

    I like the blouse, I don’t like the fit of the pants. I like the shoes actually.

  • Anonymous

    OUT! Not flattering at all, though the top isn’t bad. But, can I say I adore the shoes, even though I’m not really into the calf hair thing.

  • http://www.sineaddoyle.com Sinead

    I like it. It’s cute and fresh. IN. 
    I also know that if most mortals tried to wear that blouse it would appear they had raided their granny’s wardrobe so kudos for pulling it pff.

  • Patricia Biswanger

    In, if she was going to the mall.  OUT otherwise.  And her hair is terrible.

  • Katherine Grace Jonas

    In.  Sometimes an outfit that doesn’t highlight curves is cute.

  • oohsparkley!

    OUT.  The pants stumpify her.  She’s ready for her job at JC Penneys.  Tighter pant legs and a belt might have helped.  I don’t like ankle-length pants unless you have the long, model-type legs

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

    In. Pants could be more flattering, but in general, I think she looks adorable.

  • Anonymous

    The sheen on those pants bothers me.  And seriously, girl, I KNOW you can afford a colorist.  OUT.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1657830555 Alex Cioppa

    I think that these need to be tighter. If they were a skinny cropped, cigarette pant then they’d look chicer, but with a looser fit on the thigh it just looks like a miss. I do love these colours on her though and I don’t even mind that foral print top.