In or Out: Freida Pinto in Gucci

Posted on April 30, 2012

Let’s take a refreshing turn toward the casual after all of those gowns today, dolls.


Freida Pinto attends the premiere of “Trishna” during the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC in a Gucci suit paired with a Fendi baguette.

Gucci Pre-Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Julia Frauche

Do we like this? On her? Because we like it on the model, but man is that pant length tough to pull off, especially when the pants are pleated. The color’s great on her and it’s all cute and sassy in a NYC kinda way, but we just can’t get past those pants.

Also the gold and black clutch seems like overkill, as does the butterfly. Opinions! It’s why you love us.

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IN! Sassy, bold and chic!



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  • BazoDee

    IN  -I think she pulls it off. Barely but she looks fresh and the color is amazing on her. 

    • Beardslee

      I agree.  Those pants are nobody’s friend but she looks great.  I like the butterfly pin a lot and think the purse looks oversized and unneccesary.

  • blogless

    Ooh OUT on so many levels. Love the color though…

  • howdoilook

    Totes IN. 

  • Executive Realness! In!

  • Deac82

    In!  Love it on her.

  • The smile definitely pulls it together — IN!

  • IN – The whole is more than the sum of it’s parts.

    • EveEve

      Agree.  IN.  Clutch is a scootch too large in proportion, but that’s a nit-pick in an overall flawless ensemble.

  • IN!

  • Clifford Chiu

    makeup is FLAWLESS!

  • Love it! If anyone can pull off pleats, it’s her (or another size 2 starlet).

  • lizajane1776

    IN! Love the color on her and Look! It’s a Steampunk Butterfly!

  • MilaXX

    Love it! IN

  • TSkot

    She looks adorable, head to toe.  Way IN!

  • Mary Catherine Roberts


  • I love butterflies. IN

  • IN.  Just barely.  The pants aren’t quite right, but they’re not bad enough for me to give her an out.

  • NC_Meg

    IN! I could have done without the butterfly but I love everything else. She’s so damn pretty.

  • DinaSews

    Tentative IN.  Nice change of pace from what we usually see.  I think the cuffs on the model with the flats set a different tone which is why it looks better on her. 

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    IN! Fits her perfectly.  Not a huge fan of the purse, but, whatevs.

  • Rand Ortega

    IN. Unique boy clothes meets girl sexy . Hair, makeup– delish! Accessories don’t overshadow but are right for the outfit.

  • butterflysunita

    IN.  I’m not wild about the outfit, but she looks gorgeous.  The color is beautiful on her.  Great smile too.  

  • Vaniljekjeks

    In.  The color does wonders for her.  She looks gorgeous. 

  • kikisayshi

    I am not a fan of pantsuits at all, but I like this one on her. She pulls it off, even the length. IN!

  • RebeccaKW

    Going with In. Yes, the pants could be better (maybe more fitted, instead of loose at the hips tapering to ankles) but she looks chic.  Although I hate the butterfly, and I wish she had on different shoes.

  • In. She looks adorable, even if the pants don’t fit impeccably. Her best accessory is that gorgeous smile!

  • jenawesome

    Completely in.  I think that pant length works better with flats.  Or maybe a leopard print heel.  And I can’t really deal with butterfly accessories.  But still, I love the look.

    • Totally agreed on all counts. And not just because I am wearing that length pants today with flats while longing for leopard print heels!

  • benjamin478

    IN! Don’t like the butterfly, but the pants don’t even bother me that much.

  • StrandedFashionista

    IN. I think she looks so cute. 

  • altalinda


  • mrssage

    IN. I actually like it better on her than the model. I would have switched out the clutch but she still looks great. I like the butterfly.

  • In. I think she’s pulling this off. On her, it looks fresh, and light, and not overly styled.

  • PeaceBang

    IN! Because it’s sassy and the color is great and I’m putting my hand over one eye and totally ignoring that hideous butterfly brooch that she should give to her abuela.

  • LongTall_Sally

    Definitely IN!

  • She’s gorgeous but no. No. Just no.

  • IN!

  • She looks fantastic and adorable (although the pants are certainly awkward, and the clutch/brooch overmatching is certainly. . . overmatched).  With a black clutch, and .5-1″ more on the hem, it’d’ve been a WERQ for me.  IN, anyway.

  • Judy_J

    Those pants aren’t for everyone, but she’s doing a damn fine job of wearing them.  IN.

  • Anathema_Device

    In! I already pinned this one on Pinterest earlier today. Love the look, head to toe. Only wish she had cuffed the pants, as on the model.

  • Samantha Irene

    IN! Love it – want to wear it.

  • SpcilK

    IN – This is a good look for her,could have done without the butterfly.

  • NurseEllen

    This is surely an IN.  With that smile, I never noticed the pleats.  I do agree that the butterfly pin is unnecessary, but I like the bag. 

  • fungstyle

    100% IN. I want that suit for my next big presentation.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Pleated, tapered pants: 1980s all over again. Ugh! But she’s handling it. Bonus points for ditching the turtleneck.

  • sunandmoon24

    in.  🙂

  • IN – I really like this 

  • VicksieDo

    IN, that is some chic looking outfit~!  And she is soooo beautiful.

  • Elena

    She looks great, IN!

  • TLoFanBoy

    OUT. One look at that butterfly pin, and all I could think was, “larger version should be attached next to front door of old lady’s house in Kansas.”

  • Gabriella Soza

    Fab. In.

  • In. I think she looks great and I love the butterfly, though I think the pants would look better with shoes in the same color family.

  • Warren221

     Much misconstruction and bitterness are spared to
    him who thinks naturally upon what he owes to others rather than what he
    ought to expect from them.

  • fireontiger

    In. She looks awesome.

  • introspective

    Her face is stunning and her figure is suited to pull off lots that we mere mortals cant. that said, those pants (pleated and capri length?? jesus gucci, what were you thinking??) make this a clunker of a suit. yet its still not as offensive as other dreckitude we’ve seen on red carpets lately.

    so in with a small i.  

  • EliseC

    Totally IN

  • Sassy and chic, and that smile is the best accessory EVER. IN

  • Am I the only one who looks at her and sees Prince??

  • jw_ny


    Love the color on her and she looks very pretty.  I do like the pin…like pins in general and wish they were worn more often.

    I dislike a lot of this look though…shirt collar, clutch and, especially, the pleats on the pants. 

    He posing is awful. 

  • allj

    Out. I love the idea, but it falls apart at the waist. 

  • Lochery

    In. Love it, and it helps that she’s her.

  • love it

  • belfebe

    IN- She looks flawless.

  • Love it! Totally pulling it off. IN!

  • kittenwithaquip

    The bag seems wrong. It looks bulkier than a clutch, more like a shoulder bag with the strap off and/or crammed in the purse. Actually, the whole look seems slightly off to me, but maybe I’m just not a fan of raspberry pink suits. I’m definitely not a fan of whatever is going on with her hair. An updo is fine, but her bangs seem heavy with product and mashed against her forehead.

    Eh, out. Everything seems a little wrong, a little uncomfortable. She’s a beautiful girl; she can do better than this.

  • EditKitten

    It’s the hair. The outfit is in, but the hair takes it back out to executive territory. I really wish she’d done something less Palin with it.

  • librarygrrl64

    So IN it’s a WERQ for me!

  • She’s as cute as a button. IN.

  • random_poster


  • Amy Ellinger

    IN, but I’d love to see it on Rashida Jones, with the same hairstyle.

  • nannypoo

    She can only ever be IN for me. She is beautiful. I think the problem is the way she’s standing.

  • Me likey. Even the pant length. IN.

  • crash1212

    IN. She totally pulls this off. I like it better on her than the model. Ms. Pinto’s blouse choice is superior and I like her shoes better, plus, she de-cuffed the pants – always a great move. I love everything – except that bug on her lapel

  • ChelseaNH

    Close, but out.  The pants are wrong, and it overall feels like the suit doesn’t fit (even where it does).  Plus, the shape of her hair is bugging me.

  • lesmaha

    I think if she were standing better in the first pic, it might be an IN–but I’m on the fence on this one. The pleats are definitely a problem.  I think I’ll vote OUT. It’s Monday.

  • Pannyx

    I adore this look. So very in.

  • IN! And I like that she went with super-femme-y accessories for a menswear look.

  • In. She looks adorable.

  • LOVE this. IN IN IN!

  • Oh my goodness love everything about this! The accessories go over the top in the most tasteful way. IN!

  • Jessica O’Connell

    I love it – I think she looks great and give her a giant IN.

  • Angel Ratliff


  • IN. I actually like it better on her and I like that butterfly, it’s interesting.

  • Pennymac

    Not loving the shoe choice with this pant length, (maybe oxfords with a heel?) But everything else is so sassy, I say IN.

  • In! I love it on her.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    IN.  Slightly business lady hair, but I still like the whole thing.  Great color for her.

  • IN, but just barely. I think she pulls this off (partially because of how radiant she looks from the neck up) but then again, I have a total girlcrush on her and have trouble being objective. She’s just SO PRETTY. Also, love a lady in a bright suit.

  • IN. I like this look and wish I was tall enough to pull it off.

  • IN! Even thou I’ve always hated that pant length.

  • IN. Love it all. 

  • Lina_bee

    Out? Maybe? I guess? I love everything except the pants, which, what the HELL, Gucci??? They’re so distractingly bad that I can’t appreciate how otherwise awesome this gorgeous woman looks.

  • IN!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    IN – but the shoes are the reason you don’t like the pant length, in my opinion. She should’ve gone for a lower, sleeker heel.

  • In. I love the color and the clutch with it.

  • IN – love the colour, and the hair and makeup are lovely. I like the butterfly! I wish I could see it with the jacket closed, though.

  • IN!! love this look. 

  • petalfrog

    Love. In

  • ininin!

  • JasmineAM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the color.

  • Louise Bryan

    *scratching head*

    Pretty color.  Butterfly is nice.  I have no use for clutches, as I prefer the availability of hands, and, anyway, that one’s too big and gaudy.  Puffy hip area because of pleats is not so great.

    Overall, IN, I guess.

  • IN – it’s a fabulous color on her.

  • AlexisPayne

    Seems like an improvement for her and I like the boldness, IN

  • alyce1213

    IN, even though I’d prefer the pants w/o pleats (she’s thin enough to pull off pleats).  And maybe a lower heel shoe.
    But still IN.  Very chic, great color.

  • Hetha Innis

    IN! She’s rocking it from top to bottom!

  • In! Cute! Fresh! Want!

  • girliecue

    It’s Frieda Pinto so it’s not like she doesn’t look great, but I dunno – there’s something off here. Love the color, like the clothes, hair and makeup are nice… maybe it’s the shoes? Can’t put my finger on it, but she’s beautiful, so In I guess.

  • sarahofalessergod

    IN!  Love that color.

  • Rrroza

    IN. Don’t usually like pants like this but the overall look is FINE. Like Kathy Marlow says below: whole > sum of parts.

  • this ensemble just makes me….cranky. and I’ve handed out too many In’s lately, so….no. Freida Pinto, you are gorgeous, but today, Out.

  • demidaemon

    OUT. I’m sorry, but the fit on those pants is terrible. She looks like she may have forgotten to tuck.

  • I think she did the right thing to change the hem from a cuff to a cigarette pant; she achieves a sleeker line, and I think it works on a person who’s not model-tall.

  • Aly Light

    OUT, mostly for the butterfly pin. I think it looks like office wear, in a bad way.

  • Gener1c

    I love it.  IN.
    [eta except for the damn butterfly] And I passed the Bar!!!

    • Lisa

      YAAAY!!  Congratulations!!!

  • In, because her hair and face look amazing. Not that crazy about the pants, either, but in anyway!

  • CQAussie

    I can’t even believe I’m saying this about an outfit with pleated pants but I like it!  I even like the clutch and butterfly, not too overdone for me.  That is until we get to the shoes.  HORRIBLE. But not quite so horrible as managing to ruin the entire look.  So I’ll rate this an IN but only because Freida is selling the heck out of it =)

  • In, it’s different and bright and risk taking and she looks like she loves it.

  • I love it. Don’t think it looks that different on her than it does on the model, actually. My only criticism is that it reads a bit fancy day at the realty office to me. Still, I think this is an IN.

  • OUT. Not flattering at all.

  • IN

  • I love it all. Great color on her. IN. 

  • Lisa

    Opinions ARE why I love you, among the many reasons.  But this is one of those times I can’t give an IN or an OUT.  While it’s bright and super cute, and looks great on her, this looks like anything I could see at Macy’s.  This is “Edgy Job Interview” and not much more for me.

  • Judy_S

    In. Great color. She looks cute and comfortable, too. Not sure about the clutch but the pin is OK by me. It IS kind of weird to go from her to the model, but if you are not 8 feet tall you still have to wear clothes.

  • Michael Telles

    Even though there are plenty of elements in this outfit that shouldn’t be there, I’m willing to forgive it. Unfortunately, the blouse is wrecking everything. OUT!

  • Michael Telles

    Even though there are plenty of elements in this outfit that shouldn’t be there, I’m willing to forgive it. Unfortunately, the blouse is wrecking everything. OUT!

  • carolynmo

    I can’t help myself: IN!

  • carolynmo

    I can’t help myself: IN!

  • I don’t like her bangs, but I think she looks cute. IN.

  • marilyn

    Out.  The pant leg is too short.  The v-neck on the black blouse is more flattering for her than the blouse on the runway model.  However, the v-neck makes the upper bodice kind of busy.  It was nice she took a risk, but the overall effect is not attractive.  Her hair is too casual.  It looks like she literally grabbbed a ponytail and pinned it to her head.  Very 1990’s.

  • lolaleen

    IN – I think she looks great!

  • IN – she looks adorable! so fresh! so charming!

  • Out. It’s not the pants for me, but the jacket. So unflattering. 

  • Chic, in! Love the colour! And that blush is lovely. Not sure about the hair, though.

  • i think she looks fabulous, definite in.

  • In. She looks fierce.

  • LilyPad

     Love this look on her head to toe.

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    Can I vote the model IN and Freida OUT? I love it on the model, but Freida made too many mistakes, including the hair.

  • butter nut

    IN i love it!

  • IN. it’s a gorgeous overall look.

  • unbornfawn

    OUT. Those pants bag at the crotch. With a short pant like that flats seems to work better, those shoes don’t help the proportions any. The butterfly is too much especially with the cut of the blouse. The purse is overkill. Colors are great. I like her make-up.

  • LOVE.

  • Sara__B

    Out for pleats, hair, and the way the shirt neckline works underneath a jacket. I do like that color on her. She’s such a gorgeous lady!

  • janedonuts

    Looks like she popped into Banana Republic on the way home from work last night to pick up this number. Very, very OUT.

  • How can you not love? she is serving some major sexy tomboy realness. This is a serious WERQQQQQ

  • harleydear

    In. Super chic.

  • SapphoPoet

    Don’t like the pants. Love the clutch and butterfly (although a dragonfly would be better). I think the color and her happy smile puts it at an IN.

  • Kacper Nedza

    I think she looks perfect from head to toe. IN.

  • Haley Buchanan

    IN – It’s so cool and different and it suits her really well.  Coulda done without the butterfly though!

  • IN I love it! I want it! I need it! (the butterfly is a bit much, but I’ll give it to her)

  • elemspbee

    hmm. wow. this is a tough one. Def love it on the model. but somewhere the translation, the chic of it got diminished. partly the open button shirt and unbuttoned jacket.Clean lines were ruined. And that bulky clutch.
    Love the suit, the color is awesome on her.
    but OUT.

  • understateddiva

    bad fitting pants = out.  Love her makeup, though (though not sure on the pink lipstick?).  

  • lucasuk82

    In – it’s not the most flattering silhouette for her, but she’s slim enough to pull it off. It also hits the points I like in a put together outfit – good color grounded with a neutral, interesting accessories, well-deployed bit of pattern.  It also helps that she looks like she feels pretty!

  • In, mainly because as a tall girl, this is a pant length I can actually purchase in the store and therefore wholeheartedly endorse (provided the pants fit, of course).  

  • pookiesmom

    I think she looks great. In!

  • guest2visits

    Love it. Especially because it looks like she got rid of the little pant-cuffs and made it a better length. And the butterfly.
    I think she wears it much better than the model; the shoes help alot.

  • Little_Olive

    Pre-fall? really? The northern hemisphere is not yet on mid spring and people are wearing pre-fall? Oh well.

    Gorgeous suit. 

  • boweryboy

    First thoughts:  cute.

    So she gets an IN from me but then again I’m a sucker for straight legged highwater pants.   I use to rock them in the 6th grade – not deliberately though.

    I do agree with the pleats. I can’t bear a pleated pant – male or female.

  • Terence Ng


  • Vanessak69


    Here’s what happens with these In/Outs like almost every time. I see the picture before the cut just of the top half and think “WTF is their problem?” Then I click thru and go, “Ohhhhh……” She looks very cute. I don’t like the pants. I think if this were a skirt though, she’d be in no problem. Frankly, I kind of love giant butterflies and there is nothing anyone can do about it.

  • Jessi03

    IN.  I think it’s adorable on her.

  • Courtney Brown

    IN – I think she looks nice 

  • In, but it would be better without the butterfly and if she posed with her legs a little closer together. FAB colour!

  • CatherineRhodes


  • Lisa_Cop

    IN. I think very chic, even with the pleated pants. Just lose the butterfly pin.

  • In as someone could be in this outfit.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    IN. She looks great in that color, and the jacket is hiding a lot of the odd pants. I even like her hair and the butterfly.

  • ccm800

    IN – for face alone. I am not of fan of her looks but her face is so lovely here and that color combo so correct on her. This is maybe the best her face has looked for me (in a RC pic) 

  • Melissa Brogan

    She looks stumpy, bulky around the waist, and her bangs are making me sad. Cute makeup, but not enough to pull this out of OUT territory.

  • formerlyAnon

    In, just barely.

  • sleah_in_norcal

    i say IN.  she’s a bright little butterfly.

  • IN!!! She looks fantastic. I’d give this a WERQ.

  • Merridith Kristoffersen

    IN!  She looks modern and edgy in it, and it’s such a nice change from so many dresses on the red carpet. 

  • Great color, great pants, lovely brooch. 100% IN.

  • FayeKat

    I think she looks amazing, the colour is perfect on her and i like the cluch for being the unusual choise. The hair an make up look fresh and lovelly, plus i love butterflies. To me it looks pretty perfect! IN.
    If it was up to me i might have given her a WERQ!

  • bellafigura1

    Absolute NYC perfection.  Which is to s ay, I wore almost the same thing (Zara, navy, polka dot shirt) yesterday!  I am mad for that pant length with pumps.  Just. Too. Cute.  Also, her makeup is gorgeous, especially the lip color with that suit.  Yum!

  • crh

    IN. Although I always confuse Freida Pinto with Rosario Dawson and vice versa…

  • momogus

    Not my favorite look, but she’s so beautiful I can’t help but give her an IN. That butterfly makes me twitch, though.

  • Zi Jie Tan

    love it! would wear everything except the butterfly 

  • KathKo

    Definitely in, if only just because she choose pants instead of a gown or a cocktail dress.
    And I think she looks lovely in it.

  • IN.  Love it.

  • Out. I hate that suit. I think the jacket’s an awkward length and I’m not sold on skinny pants with it. Looks better on her than the model, but ultimately, OUT.

  • mjude


  • NatalieD28

    IN!! Love it all – especially that gorgeous smile!!

  • sagecreek

    OUT. This just screams Dillards to me.

  • In! 

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    IN. Because the all-over-pulled-togetherness of the look overcomes the pleatedness of the pants.
    Love it!

  • In and totally adorable. Love the pin, love the bag, and it’s refreshing to see such a nice color in pants!

  • In! The pants didn’t bother me, though the hair is sort of business casualish

  • Roz

    Red pants are nobody’s friend. OUT.

  • Jennifer Hofstetter


  • I’m not wild about the pleats. She looks like she’s going to Parent-Teacher conferences. 

  • Tentative IN: Love the suit and the color, hate the butterfly and the greasy hair. Takes it into bank teller territory.

  • newtonGOTbeaned

    IN. Though I don’t love her hair. And I’m slightly opposed to the pin. But she and the suit both look cute.

  • DinahR

    IN – I love the color on her, love that its a suit.  The pants don’t look amazing, but I don’t think they are that bad either.  I would have preferred different hair is all.  

  • Dhammadina

    In. Sharp. The bag neutralizes the butterfly.

  • Perfect! It suits her better than the model, and i think the hemlength is just right. In!

  • ErmengardeGreen

    Matchy, but I love it. The pants fit weirdly in the crotch. 

  • Jennifer Jacobsen-Wood

    In. I think she looks lovely.  II would have liked the brooch to be a bit smaller and don’t like the clutch, but she is adorable, nonetheless.

  • Cathy S

    I wish the pants were longer but I still think she’s In.

  • Cathy S

    I wish the pants were longer but I still think she’s In.

  • EEKstl

    Total IN for me.  I think she looks great, head to toe.

  • Sunshine16

    In – she’s rockin it, regardless of the pleated pants

  • at first, out- but you know what? she pulls it off- it refreshing to see this look, she NAILS the color, the smile…and by golly, she TRIED here. IN

  • IN! IN! IN!

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    IN.  Except for the bag.  The pin doesn’t bother me.  She is certainly beautiful!

  • TheOriginalLulu

    I think that outfit is just okay on her, which is not okay because she’s not a just-okay-looking woman.
    The color is great on her. 

  • Kate4queen

    IN-she is smiling and obviously confident in how she looks and that makes me smile too. 🙂

  • HobbitGirl

    I love the suit, except the pleating on the pants. WHY WOULD ANY WOMAN EVER WEAR PLEATED PANTS? Even a very slender woman like Freida here looks shlubby in them. The color is fantastic, though.

    What is up with the Sarah Palin hair, though?

  • TAGinMO

    Love it, full stop. IN.

  • golspie


    The pinched shoulders and short legs make her look unfitted

  • Sophie Collier


  • SatelliteAlice

    In.  I like the idea of it and the color works for her.  She should have lost the pin or picked a less insane one but I think it works on her – hem length and all.

  • J MN

    IN  I think she looks impeccable and well put together.  The sleeve length and hem are perfect, tailored just right.

  • P M

    OUT: BOOORING. Except for the lipstick, which is not her usual horrible nude. Frieda, if you’re going to be style inspiration for the Mumbai professional clawing her way to the top, at least TRY to be fabulous.

    I’m sorry, you guys, for sounding extra-bitter, but I really find her so DULL.

  • MissAnnieRN

    I totally thought this was Lea Michelle in the thumb nail.  

    Anyway, I’m giving her an IN despite the fact that I hate pleated pants on general principles, think the accessories are wrong, and I’m only 50/50 on the hem length.  I’m a sucker for hot pink?  And Freida is beautiful?  I dunno.  Something is still working for me here.

  • The jacket needs to be buttoned. And her hair is a bit sloppy. But the color is *great* on her!

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    In.  Her face is lovely.  

  • lilazander

    I would gine an IN, beacuse she generally looks great on to, but those pants are for tall gals, which she is not.

  • IN! She’s got it going on!

  • RutGot

    Love it. Color looks great on her and she just looks so happy.

  • Mirakel9

    Pant length is fine, butterfly is ugly, the rest of the styling is nice (but the bag is big)! I think she looks great!

  • ballerinawithagun

    In, but no butterfly.