WERQ: Leighton Meester in Alexander McQueen

Posted on September 12, 2011

All right, we admit up front that this look isn’t perfect:

Leighton Meester in Alexander McQueenLeighton Meester attends the premiere “The Oranges” during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival in an Alexander McQueen dress.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2012 Collection/Model: Josefien Rodermans

Leighton Meester in Alexander McQueen

Leighton Meester in Alexander McQueen

Leighton Meester in Alexander McQueen

But considering the tacky and occasionally slutty looks she was known for wearing on red carpets for the longest time, this is a MAJOR step in her ongoing process of learning how to dress. We’ll admit the following things aren’t quite right:

The belt (You could hang a couple hammers and wrenches off that thing).
The shoes (Payless).
The too-long top and too-long skirt.
Possibly the hair.
Honky-tonk purple eyeshadow.

BUT we don’t cringe and say “Oooooh, sweetie. Let’s get you out of that thing immediately and into something fabulous” at the sight of her like we so often do. And despite the complaints we have, we think she looks fresh and demure, which are not two words we ever would have thought to use about her style as recently as a year or two ago. You WERQ that re-virginated look, girl!

But just remember, Leighton: we only consider this a positive step in the right direction; not the final destination. Continue your studies and keep trying.

[Photo Credit: INF Events, elle.com]

    • Claire Benedict

      Horrendous. What are you two smoking?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

        I’ll give them the white eyelet top (except for the epaulettes! What is this – a Swiss army uniform?)

        Not the tool belt nor the dust ruffle on the skirt (especially tiresome after the maternity top flounce above.)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

        I’ll give them the white eyelet top (except for the epaulettes! What is this – a Swiss army uniform?)

        Not the tool belt nor the dust ruffle on the skirt (especially tiresome after the maternity top flounce above.)

      • Megan Burgess

        I think Fashion Week may have worn them out and they’re not thinking clearly. Boys, I love you, but this is not good. (I DO actually like the hair, though.)

    • Judy_J

      Positively demure!  Who’da thunk it?  Did she get religion or something?

    • http://profiles.google.com/rociosaurio Rocío Vázquez

      Wtf no! I just hate it, HATE IT IN CAPSLOCK!

    • Judith Mignault

      How is the promotional image from Alexander McQueen resort even related to this dress?  

      • http://thememorexe.com memorexe

        How is this dress even related to McQueen?!! I fear Kate Middleton has mainstreamed the brand! I see neither demons nor brilliance lurking in this ensemble…

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I know. Other than both dresses being McQueen and both having a belt, I don’t see the connection at all. Also, the McQueen image is fabulous, whereas Leighton’s dress looks like something Pollyanna would wear.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

           “the Walton’s” 
          ” g’night Grandma.”
          Nuff said.

          • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

            Indeed.

          • Anonymous

            Exactly!

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

          it’s also one that Selma Hayak was wearing http://www.peoplestylewatch.com/people/stylewatch/gallery/0,,20527475,00.html#21052590

          • Anonymous

            Wow.  That’s not pretty.  Selma doesn’t isn’t tall enough or have enough waist to pull off that belt.  It like the girding around the belly of a horse.  I want to see the back to check out the saddle.

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

        Is it…UNDER the white tablecloth? I don’t understand.

      • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

        I’m guessing they maybe linked the wrong image?

      • Anonymous

        I wondered that myself.

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

        We’re not sure what happened – something to do with the coding, but the correct image is showing up on some screens but not others. We’ll fix it when we get beck to our hotel later.

      • Anonymous

        That’s what I want to know!  They don’t look even slightly related.  Yes, they’re both dresses.  That’s as far as the relationship extends as far as I can see.  WTF?

    • Mariah J

      Okay. Put the laptop down. Time to take a break. When you wake up from the NYFW haze you will realize this is the furthest thing from a WERQ

    • Alyson Lamble

      She would have looked much better in the original runway version.

    • Alyson Lamble

      She would have looked much better in the original runway version.

    • http://fafafab.tumblr.com/ fafafab

      the fringe makes her look like different person, I like it

    • Anonymous

      Wait…how is that the same dress at all? I actually think she would’ve looked way better in the runway dress. This is not worthy of a werq.

    • Anonymous

      Once again, she’s the fanciest sister-wife in the compound.

      • Anonymous

        LOL I didn’t see your post and posted something later a la “Warren Jeffs High Fashion.”  I’m with you and the hair is what really sends it to polygamy land.

    • http://twitter.com/younglibrarian Katie Dunneback

      Other than the epaulettes, I’m not seeing how on Earth those two are the same dress. They look nothing alike to me.

    • Anonymous

      WERQ???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!! get some sleep boys.

    • Anonymous

      I actually think the hair, the make-up and the belt are the only nice things in this outfit so I’ve definitely taken the TARDIS to a different planet than TLo.

    • Anonymous

      I actually think the hair, the make-up and the belt are the only nice things in this outfit so I’ve definitely taken the TARDIS to a different planet than TLo.

    • Anonymous

      I actually think the hair, the make-up and the belt are the only nice things in this outfit so I’ve definitely taken the TARDIS to a different planet than TLo.

    • Anonymous

      I actually think the hair, the make-up and the belt are the only nice things in this outfit so I’ve definitely taken the TARDIS to a different planet than TLo.

    • Anonymous

      I actually think the hair, the make-up and the belt are the only nice things in this outfit so I’ve definitely taken the TARDIS to a different planet than TLo.

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      Seriously you two? Seriously?!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G2OA4MZ7I5EDF5VHRX6YE5EKPU Colleen

      It is April 1 already?????

      WERQ?!?! Really?? I’m stunned. You both must be severely sleep deprived.

    • Anonymous

      TLo, sweeties, I think you need a little nap. You are plum worn out from all the Fashion Week fun.  You aren’t seeing straight.  Auntie will get you a little drinky poo, and you just lie back here and close your eyes.  

    • Anonymous

      She looks pretty.  What does the model’s dress have to do with this one?

      • Anonymous

        Oh, you changed the model.  Now it makes sense.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7KQN6CEJL7O4UAJE5GL4VM45LA D

      I agree her makeup and hair are very nice, but I’m not loving the outfit, especially the length.

      Oh and I was totally confused about the picture on the model til I realized this is the look she’s wearing.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7KQN6CEJL7O4UAJE5GL4VM45LA D

      I agree her makeup and hair are very nice, but I’m not loving the outfit, especially the length.

      Oh and I was totally confused about the picture on the model til I
      realized this http://tinyurl.com/3l2cdxo is the look she’s wearing.

      • Anonymous

        I still can’t see what the original looks like.  Why on earth would you photograph a white dress against a white background?  It just looks like a pair of shoes with a satchel, a great honkin’ belt and disembodied head floating above it.

        I need new glasses or something.

    • Anonymous

      Y’all are testing us, right?

    • Anonymous

      You are just being kind because you are so tired.  Just because its not slutty doesn’t mean it isn’t tacky (shoes, belt, purple eyeshadow). 

    • Cheri Lee

      Werq? Seriously? Absolutely not! This is not werq worthy or do you read your own blog?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L6FKGKUXWF6QSWWYAHJZYKKI3E Adrian

      Yeah, I don’t know. I don’t see anything here that thrills me. The length on the skirt is unforgivable. The shoes are awful. Hair looks ratty – although I like the bangs. Oddly enough, the belt is the only piece that’s bringin’ it, to be honest. I’d give this a C-, even for Leighton Meester.

    • Anonymous

      every time I see her, I think that if she were a guy, she’d be “Mister Meester” and that makes me giggle.

      This outfit is not cute, and it really looks completely different from what the model has on.  I like the dress the model is wearing. L’s?  Not so much.  I can see what you guys are getting at though–I don’t think she looks awful or anything like that! 

      • Anonymous

        OK you made me snort my afternoon tea with “Mister Meester.”  LOL

    • Anonymous

      No. Can’t cosign on this WERQ. If this were an In or Out post, I’d be voting Out. I do like eyelet, but other than that, I think I hate every single thing about this outfit. And I can usually find something to like.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I think she looks good. She’s not tall enough for the pieces, but she looks good. Not really WERQ-worthy though.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I think she looks good. She’s not tall enough for the pieces, but she looks good. Not really WERQ-worthy though.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I think she looks good. She’s not tall enough for the pieces, but she looks good. Not really WERQ-worthy though.

    • Anonymous

      “I had a farm in Africa” (cue swelling music score…)

    • Anonymous

      “I had a farm in Africa” (cue swelling music score…)

      • Anonymous

        Ha! (I’m a sucker for that score, though.)

        • Anonymous

          Me too!  I watch that movie at least once a year, alone, and cry like a baby.  Actually, La Streep would look great in this outfit.

          • Anonymous

            Yes, with her boots and safari hat. The music is on my iPod and it moves me every time I listen. After a gazillion viewings, I am still unable to sit through the scene when she learns of Finch Hatton’s death without falling to pieces. 

          • Anonymous

            Yes, with her boots and safari hat. The music is on my iPod and it moves me every time I listen. After a gazillion viewings, I am still unable to sit through the scene when she learns of Finch Hatton’s death without falling to pieces. 

      • Anonymous

        Ha! (I’m a sucker for that score, though.)

      • Anonymous

        Sooooo many likes!

      • Anonymous

        I love the fashion that movie inspired.

    • Anonymous

      Hmm. I think she looks very sweet here, but sweet does not = WERQ. That, plus the fact that the image from the collection bears no resemblance to the dress she’s wearing forces me to conclude that either (a) This post is what my orchestra teacher used to call “an unannounced quizlet” to make sure we were paying attention, or (b) you are overworked and need a nap. 

    • Anonymous

      Put the crack pipes down and back away from the screen.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with Sappho.  Sweet does not = WERQ.   I wish the skirt wasn’t so long.  I wish she didn’t have polygamist hair with this look that smells a bit like Warren Jeffs Land.  But I like her honky tonky purple eyeshadow.  And I like the belt.  I’d like to have that belt.  

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I kinda dig the eyeshadow.

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      She’s gorgeous from the neck up, but that get-up has got to go. She looks like the prettiest girl at the county fair. She’ll no doubt raise the most money for the “Buy a picnic lunch with your favorite girl” fund raiser.

      It’s terrible on her, and I’m not fond of it on its own either.

    • Anonymous

      This is a great outfit to wear to an audition for a period drama on Masterpiece Theater. Maybe she’s trying to snag a spot on Downton Abbey.

    • MilaXX

      It is indeed baby steps. She doesn’t look ready to work the pole, but she doesn’t look like a young 20something.

    • Anonymous

      Several million Bitter Kittens look nervously around the room.
      *Pssst. Hey, do you think they’re all right??*
      *I dunno. Maybe they’re not drinking enough coffee*
      *Maybe they’re not getting enough sleep*
      *Maybe they they found Michael and Heidi and Nina’s crack pipe after the Project Runway show*

      • Anonymous

        *Maybe they went too far with the model diet*
        *Maybe they accidentally ate carbs*
        *They are being held hostage by Leighton’s “people”*

    • Anonymous

      I’m confused. The killer McQueen outfit on model and the number Leighton Meester’s wearing are somehow the same design? That’s a new level of “alteration”, if so. I guess they do share big (but different) belts.

      I like her makeup. I don’t like the current trend of messy hair on anybody, her included. Not a fan of eyelet in general, but I like the top and don’t mind the length. The skirt is heinous. The shoes look cheap. 

      Not a WERQ, but as you say, not needing an intervention either. It helps that she’s naturally super-pretty.

    • Anonymous

      Euurrgh this is not WERQing in the slightest! Awful from top to toe- I’ll give her the clutch but BURN everything else and start from scratch on the hair and make up. I think you guys must be delirious from Fashion Week.

    • Anonymous

      Relax everyone. Yes, it might not necessarily be werq-worthy in your opinion, but that gives you no right to insult TLo. And as for the McQueen photo – they evidently posted the wrong image. Other commenters have posted the correct image of the outfit. No harm, no foul, so please chill out and keep rude comments to yourself.

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

        Like x1000. You’d think we forced people to pay to read this post.

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s great that you’re continuing to post entries other than Fashion Week stuff. I didn’t mean to insult you. 

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s great that you’re continuing to post entries other than Fashion Week stuff. I didn’t mean to insult you. 

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

            You didn’t. No worries.

            • Anonymous

              Thank you. (I was actually a bit worried–one never knows how these things come across online.)

          • Anonymous

            I agree with Sappho. If I was ever at fashion week (ha!), a blog is probably the last thing I’d think about. I really appreciate all of the effort you’re putting into keeping the normal posts going. Thanks so much. 

            PS. I agree with the WERQ. This didn’t make my eyes bleed, and that’s a huge step forward. 

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s great that you’re continuing to post entries other than Fashion Week stuff. I didn’t mean to insult you. 

        • Anonymous

          I think it’s great that you’re continuing to post entries other than Fashion Week stuff. I didn’t mean to insult you. 

        • Anonymous

          I see you took my comment down. I thought it was just silly teasing. Guess I fell into the category of rude and insulting instead. Didn’t think it was any different than ones that are still on here. Frankly I’m bewildered. I don’t come on here to insult anybody. My apologies since I inadvertently did.

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

            No one needs to apologize, but the point to any of these posts is to talk about the look. When the vast majority of the comments aren’t about the look but about us and why we do or don’t like a look, it’s time for a little comment trimming to get things back on track.

    • Anonymous

      I can only conclude that you have collapsed with exhaustion and that less-than-fabulous zombies have taken over your blog.  This is an OUT. 

    • Anonymous

      Why does the model pic have nothing to do with what she has on, other than being McQueen?

      That belt is horrible, and entirely too high (you can see the waist of the skirt several inches below it).  The shoes look stupid.

      And, here in the South anyway, white eyelet this late in the year is definitely a no-no.  This is your Easter dress (with some COLOR in your accessories), not your Harvest Festival dress.

      Yuck.  I don’t see that she’s WERQ’ing anything.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      i used to have something that looked a lot like this that i bought at judy’s {if anyone remembers judy’s}. i graduated high school really young & i remember i wore it to graduation. it was sheer & it was the end of the 70s & i was born underground & avant-garde, if you will, so of course i didnt wear undergarments. {just go w/ me on this if you werent there. it’s both accurate & common enough for the time.} didnt go over well, to say the least, even when over it was an overwhelming graduation gown.

      i’m not sure if this is the thing i got into trouble for, later, for wearing a nightgown to work. i think that was something else, some other thing i hadnt realized was a nightgown.

      anyway, enough nostalghia. it never helps. as for the abovenoted starlet, i always thought she was the prettiest among the group in which you have recently called out whitney port, i think, as looking like sophia loren? is that really true? not that all of them dont just look like regular LA residents, if, perhaps, taller. i have no interest in any of these people or any of their work but this one has that real mother-tweeker mess, so i have more compassion for her.

      she looks about as nice in it thirty years later as i did thirty years before. taller, tho {as above}.

      really really needs to change the shoes, however.

      • Anonymous

        I find nostalgia to which I can relate gently amusing, sometimes riveting. No doubt this will someday soon make me a bore at dinner parties, but if I retain my hearing I should do o.k. in the nursing home/adult day care.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I want to “Like” your post about a gazillion times.

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

      Hey guys, put down the crack pipe and come to your senses. She looks like hell.

    • Anonymous

      This chick has such a gorgeous face and yet it never seems to matter. She is nearly always a train wreck on the RC and this is no exception. I suppose it is an improvement simply for the fact that she isn’t looking slutty. 

    • Anonymous

      Upper East Side Sister Wife.

    • Anonymous

      Less than hideous?  Yes.  Better than her usual?  Yes.  WERQ?  No.

    • Lisa

      Oh, my.  Little House on the Meester. Or Leighton Ingalls Wilder. Whichever!

    • Anonymous

      LOL  WERQ?  No, but much better than usual for Ms. Meester.

    • Anonymous

      Came back and looked at this again. That McQueen caramel-colored outfit is so ridiculously killer.  Just astoundingly fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      I think her hair is adorable! And as for the shoes, if you had ever tried to shop for an affordable yet tasteful animal pump you would bite your tongues before calling those shoes the p-word. Odd choice, though. That I grant you.

    • Anonymous

      Fashion Week and fatigue are making you quite generous with the positive reinforcement.

      I’ll give you that it’s a step in the right direction, but a WERQ for a step in the right direction?  

    • Anonymous

      Fashion Week and fatigue are making you quite generous with the positive reinforcement.

      I’ll give you that it’s a step in the right direction, but a WERQ for a step in the right direction?  

    • Anonymous

      Oh, TLo, no.  No no no.  This is Little House on the Prairie.  Just. Say. No.

    • Anonymous

      You know, I’m thinkin’ this might have worked if she’d just worn the top and put that skirt back on the kitchen table.  The top might be kind of cute as a dress on her.

      Also, why would a brown-eyed girl with puffy lids wear that purple eye shadow?  She looks like her eyes are bruised.  Combined with the Little Outhouse on the Prairie skirt it’s kinda scary.

      • Anonymous

        Little House on the Prairie was my first thought, also!  She’s dressed like the mean girl–Nellie?

      • Anonymous

        You know, I’m thinkin’ this might have worked if she’d just worn the top
        and put that skirt back on the kitchen table.  The top might be kind of
        cute as a dress on her.

        Yes!
        I think the adjustment would make it WERQ for even some of the crankier kittens. To my eye, it’s the skirt that’s throwing the other elements off a bit … the animal print shoes, the thick, high belt, even the hair. And the top’s certainly long enough to rock on its own.

    • Anonymous

      I like her shoes and her eye shadow (and the bag the model is carrying)

    • Anonymous

      Hideous.  Must be your Fashion Week sleep deprivation.  This really is bad.

    • Anonymous

      Wow..I had a similar outfit that I rocked in the 80s. Except I had shirt tucked into shirt and belt was wider if you can believe it. Same hair and yes, similar eyeshadow. Probably more.

    • Anonymous

      Shane!  Come back!  Shane!

      • Anonymous

        holy crap that is fucking hilarious.  

    • Anonymous

      1.  I thought this was Rose Byrne when I first saw it.

      B.  You two call this a WERQ??  You two need more caffeine or a nap.

    • Anonymous

      You guys are in a really kind mood this evening.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t believe that’s a McQueen.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t believe that’s a McQueen.

      • Anonymous

        I know.  When it’s on the model it has more reasonable proportions and the tighter skirt (and styling more than anything) give it a little sexy twist.  But on her it looks like what several girls wore to a graduation. from 8th grade.  from catholic school.  in 1985.  Mine was a white linen sailor dress from Jessica McClintock.

        • Anonymous

          Oh wow…. I forgot all about Jessica McClintock and her Gunne Sax dresses!  Too funny.

          • Anonymous

            Oh noooo, you are so right on the money!  Gunne Sax all the way!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ana-Jost/505245128 Ana Jost

      I’m sorry but that fits and looks so bad on her 

    • Anonymous

      What, pray tell, is wrong with her eye shadow?  I think her eyes look awesome.  That outfit, however, is flat out Cato.

    • Anonymous

      Leighton is having a Chico’s kind of day.  But I guess the idea of WERQ is relative.

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

      Great illustration of how styling can make the dress.  The original belt and shoes were fabulous, and it’s too bad they went with the cheaper versions.

      That said, she still gets a WERQ from me, based on most improved status alone.

    • Anonymous

      The hair is what I like most about it. Adorable.

    • Anonymous

      Way Country Strong for me.

    • Anonymous

      This is red carpet?

    • Anonymous

      I really like this outfit, but not for the red carpet, something else would be better.  Lunch, something like that.

    • http://profiles.google.com/hillaryschuster Hillary Schuster

      She looks so much like Minka Kelly in that middle pic.  I think she looks cute from the waist up (I like the belt).

    • Anonymous

      i like the look, and im a little surprised you guys mostly like it as well.
      i would have guessed this is another one of those instances when you dislike something and i disagree.

      anyway, nice look, but lots of details wrong.
      yeah, the top is too long, but i like the length of the skirt; ‘prude chic’.
      i really like the belt too, precisely because its so lord of the rings.
      the hair takes getting used to, shes unrecognizable, but ultimately i think its pretty.
      shoes and eye-shadow are tacky.

    • Vaniljekjeks

      The shoes are bad, the belt is hideous, but the top is definitely doing something for her, and she doesn’t look like she is trying to be a teenage pop star from the 80′s-90′s.  So it’s a step in the right direction.  

    • Vaniljekjeks

      The shoes are bad, the belt is hideous, but the top is definitely doing something for her, and she doesn’t look like she is trying to be a teenage pop star from the 80′s-90′s.  So it’s a step in the right direction.  

    • Joey Melliza

      Alexander is turning in his grave

    • Anonymous

      um, no dear. don’t do that.  

    • http://pinkpolarity.livejournal.com/ Polarity

      That dusty plum is what you call “honky tonk purple eyeshadow”? I expected something, idk, bright? Compared to my Sugarpill palette, that’s barely a color.

      And I hate, HATE the high waisted belt trend and I’m sad it’s not over yet. Belts belong at the natural waist, not snugged up under the boobs.

      • Anonymous

        So when you say natural waist, what do you actually mean? Because to me that belt looks lite it sits right at her waist, i.e. the place right under her ribcage where her torso is the thinnest.

    • Anonymous

      Grading on a curve…  

      The hair really bothers me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      This is a WERQ!?  Yuck.

    • Anonymous

      I can grudgingly call this an IN, but only because Leighton has to be graded on a curve. It’s too early for a WERQ.

    • Anonymous

      Hate the top, but it’s a cute idea.  The hair and makeup make her look so soft and pretty.

    • Anonymous

      I saw a similar-length top in Macy’s–I just don’t understand that length. It literally came down to my knees, and I’m average height. I guess if you wear it with a belt, it takes up some of the excess, but it just seems like a difficult garment. It was too bad because I really liked the top otherwise and would have bought it if it had been a foot or two shorter. (Nice detailing, good weight, a neutral color.)

    • http://sharpandkeen.wordpress.com/ katie

      I totally thought that was Winnie Cooper.

    • Anonymous

      The ruffle on the long skirt is unforgiveable with the long tunic top.  And in white eyelet. Shudder.

      • Anonymous

        Not to mention the heavy brown leather belt with white eyelet?  Should not be in the same sentence, let alone the same outfit.
         

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

      NO.

    • Anonymous

      You guys are WAY too generous.
      But thank you for “honky-tonk purple eyeshadow”.  

    • Zubair Ghumro

      Ohh my God!! Guys is everything ok at TLo joint smoking ventures?? This is a total wreckage; she is dressed like a 50 yr old Mormon bride and you give her WERQ!! I am appalled!! 

    • Anonymous

      I am surprised at all the haters! Who didn’t have their coffee this morning? It’s not my style or taste but I think it’s very fashionable and probably the only time I will ever use the word ‘chic’ to describe Ms. Munster. I like the whole ensemble.

    • Anonymous

      I am thrilled she ditched the belt because a wide belt on a short women never works (*see Salma)
      I like it overall except for the shoes. I hate the shoes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

      The outfit is pretty bad but I do think this is the prettiest her face has ever looked.

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

      Are you serious?????  I was looking for the voting buttons!  So OUT.  I didn’t even recognize her with the hair and makeup and the prairie getup

    • Anonymous

      It’s really beautiful on the model, but this girl is too short for the outfit. I prefer the wider belt and dislike animal print anything.

    • Anonymous

      Sister-wife out for a night on the town. I don’t understand how this is a WERQ.

    • Anonymous

      No, no, no. You are a beautiful young woman who can wear anything. Why this?  I do like the material, but there is just way too much of it for anyone this side of an Amish wedding.

    • aussiegal77

      I can’t….this is awful…..not WERQing for me.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry guys, you’re too sleepy from keeping us up to speed on all the fabulosity.  This is not WERQ-worthy!

    • Anonymous

      I see I’m (WAY) in the minority, but I like this look, especially for her.  I do want to run at her with some smoothing serum and pat her head, but I think she looks sweet.

    • Jim Shapiro

      How is it possible that we’re 105 comments in and no one has yet used the words “Linda” or “Ronstadt”?

      (UPDATE: Oh, right—not everyone is old.)

      • Anonymous

        I am. I wouldn’t even put them in the same breath. C’mon–Linda Freaking Ronstadt!!! That woman still rocks harder and better than Ms. Meester can even dream of. She is still, to this day, my girl crush. I will admit, there is a teensy, weensy resemblance if the angle and light are just right….

      • Anonymous

        I am. I wouldn’t even put them in the same breath. C’mon–Linda Freaking Ronstadt!!! That woman still rocks harder and better than Ms. Meester can even dream of. She is still, to this day, my girl crush. I will admit, there is a teensy, weensy resemblance if the angle and light are just right….

    • Anonymous

      Well, I like the makeup, but the dress… I’m thinking Little House on the Prairie is not a really good look for her. 

    • Anonymous

      Well, I like the makeup, but the dress… I’m thinking Little House on the Prairie is not a really good look for her. 

    • Anonymous

      Well, I like the makeup, but the dress… I’m thinking Little House on the Prairie is not a really good look for her. 

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take that belt.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll take that belt.

    • Anonymous

      Why is this a WERQ? Isn’t that supposed to be for when someone is really rocking an outfit?

      This is, at best, a very lukewarm IN. I understand wanting to give encouragement to the perennially fashion-challenged, and as such a little bit of a curve is permitted in grading; but to give this a WERQ is dropping your standards so even the burnouts who never show up to class score an A.

      You don’t get a passing grade just for writing your name on the exam. I don’t care how trashy she usually looks; she shouldn’t get effusive praise merely for showing up fully dressed.

    • Anonymous

      no. no. and no. this is wrong in so many ways. epaulets? too tight (bust). too loose (below the belt). too long (sleeves & skirt). has nude lining been added? metal on purse clashes with metal on belt buckle. purse doesn’t work. shoes…well, I don’t love, but I don’t hate. 
      She’s a beautiful girl who needs to call Reese’s stylist for some tips.

    • Anonymous

      Better? Maybe. A WERQ? I don’t think so. She looks like she’s standing in a trench.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LIISVMJ5GVCU4FT4DYXI6Q3INA sdreamer82

      I like the hair, but i think the outfit’s porportions/length do nothing for her.

    • frankystein123

      Garments: too long; shoes: too cheap (looking); neck and up: love it.