Girl, That is Not Your Look: Lucy Hale

Posted on March 20, 2012

Yet another moment where we wish we could be parked at the end of a step-and-repeat in order to save celebrities from their own bad choices.  This was definitely a “Sweetie, NO!” moment for us and we have no doubt we’d dive in front of the cameras to save her had we been there.


Lucy Hale attends the 2012 ABC Family Upfront in New York City in Rebecca Minkoff.

Rebecca Minkoff Resort 2012 Collection

Is hemming tape a completely unknown commodity in the Hollywood styling world? She looks like she’s melting.

And we say this with love, dear: You’re obviously a very tiny little slip of a girl and don’t you dare think you need to skip a meal, but honey, these pants don’t fit you in the waist any better than they fit you in the length. A straining fly is never a good idea when your picture’s being taken, doll.

Set this pantsuit free in the wild, where someday, a roaming Tilda will stumble across it and make it work for her.

[Photo Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images,]

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  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Yikes, she is way too…petite for that suit.

    As a woman of Amazonian proportions I would be glad to take it off her hands. I would even be willing to provide her with a garment that keeps her underwear under, where they belong. 

  • Oh girl. NO.

  • serenitynow02

    I am assuming she has wee little feet under the puddle, but the poor things must be drowning. Can she walk in those pants or is she carried around like a little doll?

    • girliecue

      Ha! Celebrities everywhere are going to ditch their tiny dogs and cut each other trying to be the first one to carry her around instead.

  • She had to roll up the sleeves.  ROLL UP THE SLEEVES.  Is that polyester?

    • alyce1213

      Sure looks like it, even if it isn’t.

      • sleah_in_norcal

        what else could it be?  some alien substance unknown to man?

  • Oh god. The Fug Girls covered this whole event of fashion tragedy, and summed it up best: “This is just pantalunacy.”

  • Sara__B

    I like that pantsuit a lot (my 1970s roots are showing) but the puddle at her feet is beyond ridiculous and makes walking nearly impossible.  What was she thinking?

    • sleah_in_norcal

      or not (thinking).

  • I don’t want to be mean, but is that seriously the size of her head!? Or is it some weird effect from the pictures?? It’s really freakin’ me out. 

    • TheOriginalLulu

      It’s like she belongs in the Chuckie movies. *nightmares*

      • sleah_in_norcal

        my daughter’s been afraid of dolls ever since.  and she’s in her twenties!

        • TheOriginalLulu

          I can relate. I have never liked clowns ever since I was a child. Hated the circus because of them and my parents thought I was the only child on earth who didn’t like the circus. After Poltergeist, though, my dislike became a full-blown phobia. I slept with the lights on for years after that wretched movie. Even now in my forties, I’m irrationally freaked out by anything with clowns on it. 

    • cyscokitty

      That was my first thought, too. Her head looks huge. I’m blaming the suit.

      • formerlyAnon

        Her hairstyle isn’t helping.

    • drdirection

      I had to scroll back and look.  Seriously. W.T.F?

    • Pants_are_a_must

       It’s the Hollywood Type: Tiny bodies, HUGE heads (for those bodies).

      • Blame the head to body ratio on Merv Griffin. He said all the top stars had bigger heads, so he chose Vanna White for Wheel of Fortune since her head was too large for her body. 

    • NC_Meg

      I honestly think it’s the size of her head. I’ve wondered that since I started watching her show and that’s the conclusion I’ve come to.

    • AthenaJ

      The “crushing your head!” guy from the Kids in the Hall would LOVE her 🙂 What a challenge!

    • lifetime_student

      Thank you! I thought my migraine meds were causing hallucinations.

      • sleah_in_norcal

        wow, i remember taking those – ergomot or something like that.  related to lsd, i hear.  fortunately, my migraine’s resolved with age.  haven’t had one in years.

    • Denny Li

       No lie, I couldn’t decide if she was a midget or a 5 y.o. in make-up because her proportions are so off. Who is she?!

      • VioletFlame

        She was an ‘american junior’ Won a reality show, Gladys Knight and Debbie Gibson were among the coaches. It was about making a twee band of 5 I believe young uns who could sing. One hit: We’re the kids in America, Woh oh…”Sorry typing on smartphone strange Keyboard. She had the same proportions 8ish years ago and a durn good voice.

        • Denny Li

           Ah… thanks for the info! She is very, very pretty but that outfit is doing her no favors. It may be difficult to dress when you’re the size of a small child, although I have a colleague who manages quite well. Her “secret”? She buys off the rack and has everything tailored to fit.

      • It is Aria from Pretty Little Liars!  I still maintain that TLo could do an entire post on Aria’s outfits from that show – she makes Edina Monsoon’s outfits look put together!

        • NC_Meg

          If I had a nickel for every time I said “What the hell IS THAT?” in regards to one of Aria’s outfits, I’d be on my own private island right now.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    It’s a shame because that blue is beautiful on her.

    • DCSheehan

      Just about to type the same thing. The colour is perfect for her.

  • CQAussie

    Awful all round.  She’s so petite and cute and this suit just makes her seem like a bobble head on melting pylons…..gross.

  • I was just taking a coffee break, getting fed up with all these alterations I’m making on a garment for someone for the red carpet (just an Irish event, you won’t be covering it fortunately!) and this has reminded me why I’m going through all this trouble. I will not let her end up like this… 🙂 

    • formerlyAnon

      Well bless you, you’ve cheered my heart! Because lately I’ve been wondering if these women are somehow denied the opportunity to have their garments altered to fit properly, based on the photos we see. And now I know that somewhere in this big ol’ world of ours, proper alterations are still possible.

      • On the fourth day of fittings alterations/ re-making but by god she will look fab tomorrow night 🙂 

  • Little_Olive

    Quoting The Duchess, the crotch on those pants is iNSANE. 

  • clatie

    Did she rob Dorothy Zbornak’s house?  

  • Bakerlooline

    It’s a bit Blanche Deveraux, isn’t it?  And not in an ironic way?

  • TheOtherChristina

    It’s a shame. She’s cute, and that ensemble has the potential to look fabulous on someone tall and lanky with an unexpected accessory or two, but this is awful. Textbook example of “girl, that’s not your look.”

  • charlotte

    Who is she and why is her head so big?

  • Laurie Bergman

    Whoa, she looks like one of those giant Jib-Jab heads pasted on a paper doll body!

  • Judy_J

    Insane crotch, puddles of fabric at the hem of the pants, waist so tight you can see where her shirt is tucked in, and to top it off, she’s wearing a black bra under that white crocheted top. Ay, yi, yi.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      there’s a fad that deserves to die- black bras under see through black tops.  very popular in east oakland chola land.

  • angryparsnip

    I can even comment about the outfit because I keep looking at her head. It looks like it was cut from another photo and plopped down and this one, a bad cut and paste. It is to big for her very tiny body, especially in the last photo… it looks like it is going to fall off.

    • 3boysful

       That was all I could think of, too.  Counting the hair, her head is larger than her torso.

    • yeah, there are some “fun house” proportions going on that are messing up my ability to look at this objectively at all.

  • Jessi03

    I would love to see a wild roaming Tilda…

  • Cathy S

    I think it would have worked if it the pants were the right size and someone hemmed it for her. It’s just too tight and too long. But it’s really cute.

  • in the second picture she looks like Marie Osmond

  • drdirection

    That’s a joke, right?  A spoof on something?  How could anyone wear that knowing they would have their photo taken?  Hell, how could anyone who owns a mirror wear that?

  • lonepear

    She looked so cute right up until the point where I scrolled down to the chest, and from there it was all tragic. She has an adorable face and that’s a great spring color. Too bad that basically everything else about it is horrible.

    • kimmeister

      My thoughts exactly!  I actually love the suit (I would look awesome in it), just not on her.

  • It’s tough, because I want to encourage women to wear pants on the red carpet and the color is really beautiful on her. The jacket looks too big in the shoulders, but otherwise I like it on her. A better fit on the pants and this might have actually worked.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Fire whoever chose that for you. Seriously. FIRE THEM.

  • You are not 75! Go home and try again.  And your face and hair look so pretty, then you went and just ruined it.  

  • I blame you guys, T.Lo. She *knew* you’d say “Why did she style it like the model?” so went with the opposite.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    just gawd awful, and that last shot smacks of polterwang!

    • alyce1213

      I had to google that.  You’re so right!  Don’t get me started on the crotch creases.

  • VioletFem

    How cans she even walk with that much fabric puddled at her feet?

  • LP

    I think it would be cute if the pants fit. It’s not an ugly suit, it just doesn’t fit her.

  • meridian5


  • I’ve never truly understood the term ‘bobbleheaded’ until now.  Poor child.  It’s not you – it’s the suit.  Really.  Set it on fire.

  • formerlyAnon

    This ought to be a really cute little suit on a cute little gal.

    Tragic lack of hemming, doesn’t fit properly – as you gentlemen noted – and I don’t really think the visible dark bra either fits with the perky blue and lacy white combo, nor does it introduce an ‘edge’ – just makes me notice her bra.

    And I am not a fan of her hair – creates or accentuates her bobble-headed anchorwoman appearance, and who ever looked at a bobble-headed anchorwoman and said “aww what a cutie?” Which is what I ought to be thinking when see her in a cute little pantsuit.

  • Anathema_Device

    Oh my god, why did she leave the house like that? And I think I blame the hair style for making her head look way too big for her body. I’ve seen other pictures of her and she is quite normally proportioned. What a weird combination of styling issues.

  • suzq

    This outfit leaves me with existential questions….like…
       – Rebecca Minkoff, why would you design wide legged pants that are too tight in the hips and thighs?  What’s the damn point of that?
       – It’s 2012.  We can put people on the Moon.  We have the G4 network.  People can carry whole libraries in their pockets.  Why can’t we make fabrics that won’t wrinkle in the crotch?
       – Lucy, why did your stylist put you in a light colored pant suit when he or she knew you were going to be sitting?  (Note: Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi wear dark colored pant suits for that very reason.    – Lucy, doesn’t your stylist know how short you are?

  • judybrowni

    Unfortunately, in the next foto she tripped over her pants and landed on her cute nose.

  • malvernite

    it’s kind of her look – has a youthful vibe to it. the pants are a disaster, tho. i think if they fit properly she’d look quite cute.

  • cleep1000

    Yet another bobble-head. Do they breed them on farms?

  • librarygrrl64

    OMG, I think I wore those pants in the 70s.

    • librarygrrl64

      With clogs.

    • alyce1213

      My reaction, exactly.

  • MmmmmmmmK

    Yet another example where the teaser is so adorable that I think, “How bad can it be?” and then click to the post and do an “ehhhhoooohh.”

    Another big difference between actressess and models is that models have regular-sized heads, and apparently most actresses do not.

  • miagain

    Those pants are comical!  And the color… oh my… this is an outfit for a 70 something named Lucille…

  • nannypoo

    When I saw her head and the jacket I thought “What are TLo bitching about?” but then I scrolled down and now I am bitching about it too. And she does have a really huge head, doesn’t she? 

  • I hope she didn’t use a stylist or else she needs to get a refund.  So tragic.

  •  Oh that is awful. The proportions make her look like a bobble head doll.

  • kcarb1025

    Am i the only one who has never seen or heard of this girl before right this minute?

    • FashionShowAtLunch

      You’re clearly not reveling in the cheesy delight that is Pretty Little Liars.  If you like camp, horror, and girl-centric story lines, this is the show for you.  But you have to be REALLY okay with camp.

  • The pants. They pain me.

  • Joyce VG


  • alyce1213

    There is absolutely nothing redeeming about anything she’s wearing, from the black bra to the crappy blouse, rolled up sleeves, bad cut, bad fit, bad fabric, crotch wrinkles, leg puddles . . .
    . . . and that color!I haven’t seen that disgusting color since the early ’70s.  Thankfully.

  • girliecue

    The last celebrity to rock that color pantsuit was Delta Burke in “Designing Women”. I won’t reiterate the criticisms other discerning Bitter Kittens have already mentioned, but have to wonder aloud: why the black bra under the demure white lace top under the pantsuit For The Mature Woman? 

  • Something about this entire look makes her head look HUGE!

    • Sophie Collier

      I think maybe her head is normal human sized but her body is teeny tiny.  Its a weird effect.

  • MilaXX

    That is horrible, who is the praying mantis that is both taller and skinnier than Lucy that these pants were designed for? The color is great but the suit is a little dated, not to mention ill fitting.

    And for the record, I don’t give a shit what the stylist are saying, when your pants completely cover your shoes you look cray cray. A slightly long hem, fine. 10 inches of extra fabric is ridiculous.

  • TropiCarla

    I literally whimpered aloud when I scrolled down far enough to see her feet. WTF were they thinking?

  • mhleta

    She needs to stay out of Dennis Rodman’s closet. 

  • Oh dear. That’s just a whole world of wrong.

  • Lisa

    Oh, hell no!  When you’re that small and tiny and your pants fit you THAT badly, then she’s someone who doesn’t own a mirror.

  • Monabel

    Someone get the stapler.

  • Did she forget to look in the mirror?

  • ccm800

    Why is she in 40 yo  bizz-woman drag?  

  • I literally gasped (in a bad way!) when I scrolled down. Those pants look atrocious.

    • MzzPants

      I did too!  In horror.

  • understateddiva

    It’s too bad because she would look cute in that skirt pictured with the jacket. 

  • unbornfawn

    Burn it. This is awful.

  • MzzPants

    WHAT the Fuck?  Too tight.  Camel toe.  I don’t even know how she can walk in those pants without tripping herself.  And rolled up sleeves?  Really?  Get a goddam tailor, for crying out loud.  I do this for a living…$20 for a pant hem.  It’s not ransom.

    I’m starting to think these bitches are just lazy.

  • She should stick to the wardrobe of her character in PLL, for most part it works great for her. Me think she  should have worn the red/black dress from the finale. Yes, I follow PLL like some crazed school girl, sue me 🙂 

  • lordandtaylor

    I think the whole outfit looks a bit matron-ry on her. Very Filene’s basement.

  • Pennymac

    Bad in every way. I usually like this shade of turquoise, but I think the color makes it look cheap.And the pant length? WTF?

  • CatherineRhodes

    I loathe that dragging-on -the floor look. What is the matter with people? Can’t they see this looks ridiculous? It’s the female equivalent of guys whose saggy pants are belted around their thighs. Just plain dumb.

  • butterflysunita

    This photo made laugh out loud.  Poor thing!  Where are her feet?  She looks like a Smurf.  

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    I can only assume no stylist was used, between the rolled up sleeves and the puddle at the bottom, as well as the black bra with a white cami.  Also, this is just waaaaaay too old for her.  Massive fail on all levels.

  • sleah_in_norcal

    this is just awful!  esp. that closure on the pants- reminds me of my mom’s pantsuits from zody’s in the seventies ( anyone from socal remember zody’s?  the tackiest ever- prequel to kmart).  and the complementary orange backdrop is making my eyes spin.  

  • MarissaLG

    Ahh! Scrolldown Fug if I’ve EVER seen one! 

  • Caaro3


  • chitowndg

    I do not understand this: there is more damage to the garmet from dragging on the ground then from a hem (not tape – a real hem), so why isn’t this done?

  • Truly_Outrageous

    Gurl should’ve picked the resort look from the left picture or the right. NOT combine both.

  • I feel like this would be AWESOME if it FIT and if they were straight or skinny legged trousers with a tiny peep of ankle showing.