WERQ: Heidi Klum in Temperley London

Posted on April 27, 2012

We must be in a really good mood today. Two WERQs, darlings! We’ll have to be extra-bitchy in the next post. But we refuse to apologize for it. Just as Chloe deserved her WERQ for rocking some fresh-faced tweengenue realness, Fraulein Heidi is killing it in the “I’m a recently divorced single mom and I’m still the hottest thing in the room, bitches” sweepstakes.

Heidi Klum attends the 6th annual DKMS Linked Against Blood Cancer Gala in New York City in Temperley London.

Temperley London Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Kati Nescher


And what makes this doubly WERQ-worthy is that she went with a lining. Oh, Heidi. You’re all grown up now. You’re free to  wear something short, tight, and shiny the next time you go out. You’ve earned it. You know you want to. We won’t even make fun of you for it.

[Photo Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images, elle.com]

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  • The gown is very mother of the bride MILF to me. I’m not loving this. Sorry boys.

    • Little_Olive

      Yeah, that sideboob more than compensates for the lenght. 

  • VicksieDo

    Wow, this is such a gorgeous look for her.  She’s getting it, boobs OR legs, not both.  WOW

    • Nelliebelle1197

       Color me shocked she didn’t go with the sheer runway version. Motherhood must be lending some restraint.

  • hughman

    I’ll give her props for the jewelry alone. That ring is TDF.

  • I can’t go full-on WERQ because of the side-boob, but I can go with a big fat IN.

  • TSkot

    Yes you will.

  • Anathema_Device

    Side boob…hmmm…okay, I’ll allow it because she looks so amazing otherwise. I’ll cosign on this WERQ.

    I adore the silver and blue palette. She is glowing here.

  • l3icest3r

    WERQ. Werq werq werq werq werq werq werq. Back in the old days (like two months ago), she would have had three dresses made out of that same amount of material. 

    Makeup, hair, jewelry, the style of dress, its color, the material … perfect. Maybe this is a thing now for her. 

  • I don’t know – it’s a gorgeous dress, but either the fit is off or it just wasn’t designed for someone as well-endowed as Ms. Klum.  She’s looking boxy through the waist and stumpy in the torso, and her boobs are all squished and pushed out to the side.  She’s in her 40’s – there’s nothing wrong with wearing a dress under which she can hide some support garments!  I think she needs something with more support in the bust or that cinches at the waist: it’d even things out some.

    • FlamingJune1967

       I thought the same thing.  Beautiful gown but not a very flattering fit.

      • Judih1

        Me too! Sorry TLO – disagree with you on this one

    • I agree completely. I don’t think this dress looks good on her at all.

    • BerlinerNYC

      Unless she’s pulled off a Wikipedia coup, she’s a couple of months younger than me, just about to turn 39 in June. We do not approve of your prematurely categorizing us as in our 40s! 🙂

      • Ack, my mistake! Frankly she looks good for any age: she always looks healthy and un-enhanced. If she’s had any work done it’s beautifully subtle. But even at not-quite-39, there’s still no shame in hiding a bra or bustier under your gown!

    •  Agreed with this 100%. Definitely not a werq imo.

      • M

        Yeah, this is terrible!  I can’t believe it’s a WERQ.  It’s depressingly bad. 

  • Malice Grant

    “We won’t even make fun of you for it.”

    ….. really?

  • Super_Red

    above the neck is flawless, but I’m not digging the dress. Even on the model (other than our fraulein here) the dress makes the wearer look pear shaped. I’m pretty sure that neither the model nor heidi are as bottom heavy as they appear in this dress. I just don’t think it’s that flattering. Plus the side boob, and I just can’t. Props on the lining, though. 🙂 

    • erinbinek


  • DinaSews

    She is such a beautiful woman. It’s a gorgeous look but it makes her look a little thick around her middle (a thick I would KILL for) compared to the naked magazine shoot.  Photoshop?

    • AudreysMom

      seriously – some the angles made it look like she left Seal with one more in the oven. Agree with above. Pretty but just not feeling this one as WERQ.

  • MikeW_PHX

    Heidi looks fabulous here.. but is it my imagination, or is there a slit in the front of the skirt that is threatening to show off the good china if she’s not careful?  

    • BerlinerNYC

      At first I saw that and thought it was going to be a jumpsuit, and I was all kinds of excited.

  • wisenhar

    Hmm, really?  I don’t think this dress is all that flattering on her.  I will agree that her hair, makeup, and jewelry are all impeccable.

  • A werq? Really? I would have gone with Not Your Dress. I think the colour and sparkle is great, but I think she needs just a teensy bit more structure. 

  • Noooo I don’t love this look. Front slits just look weird to me, her hair from the front is kinda Newsies looking. and overall it makes her look thick and waistless.

  • Melissa Brogan

    Not in love with the slit from crotch to floor, but hell I can barely see it on her. Looking good, Heidi.

  • Oh, hell yes.  J’adore that ring.

  • Love her Jewelry! The earrings OMG.

  • Alyson Epstein

    Info on that ring please!

    • carolynmo

      I second that request.

    • MilaXX

       pretty sure it’s from her QVC collection. I don’t see it in the newest one, but she had a similar one over the holidays.

  • SpcilK

    I disagree, I don’t like the dress or hair on her, it’s not flattering! The dress makes her look boxy and the hair is too many things, it makes her face look harsh. She can and has done better, sorry TLO.

  • She’s a stunning woman, but that dress looks like she took the top from one of her older daughter’s sparkly princess costumes.  The fit is off — too sparse on top for one as generously endowed — and the middle makes her look thick.  But I appreciate the lining!

  • oatmealpie

    But there’s so much side boob!

  • Kyle Crawford

    OFF THE CHARTS beautiful!   THIS is called, eat your heart out Mr. Seal!

  • That pantsuit screams Ann Margret. So fab.

  • Sorry. Not a pantsuit. Still screams Ann Margret.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    sorry gentlemen, i just can’t sign off on this one, while there are many lovely aspects to the dress (especially the color), it’s just too much sideboob….

  • erinbinek

    Nope, not a WERQ for me.  Her girls and hanging too low and I detest side-boob.  She’s at that age where she needs a little support and this dress is not giving it to her.  And that ring is just ridiculous.  On a positive note, I think she looks fabulous from the neck up.

    • BerlinerNYC

      Really? You act as if they are waist-length droopy. Did her boobs use to magically defy gravity in a way they are not accomplishing in this getup?
      Not sure exactly how age-specific that is. The most notorious case of saggy-boob I can think of is that sad, sad “chicken cutlet” black dress Gwyneth wore to the Oscars… in her mid-20s.

  • TieDye64

    Beautiful, to be sure, but it would look even better if the fit had been tweaked. No to the side boob.

  • Love that nail color, too!

    • 3boysful

       I know!  I’d never have thought to wear that dark color with the silvery blue(?), but it looks FAB!

  • Scarlet39

    No.  It’s making her look thick through the middle (which she certainly is not).  Sorry.  I don’t think it’s her dress.

  • Jo Koster

    Even with the side boobage? Wow, you guys ARE in a good mood. Must have been the Space Shuttle flying overhead sprinkling pixie dust or something.

  • Isana Leshchinskaya

    omg the jewelry

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i like everything but the color of the lining. i think if it had been a deeper purple or a darker blue, even, to set off the filigree & foofaraw of the dress it would be considerably better. otoh, after the sheer pure rottenness of the last few months of her life i am glad to see her looking reasonably happy. & she does look nice.

  • Rand Ortega

    1 quibble: Side boob. What’s the deal? Is it a trend? To the gods, No. FYI: Channeling anything remotely connected to a Real Housewife is not chic. Just Skanky.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      just photographing it, hence worrying on it is a trend. i mean, it’s always been there. it’s not like they are a new thing or anything.

  • rketeckt

    The cut makes her look zaftig on my monitor…and totally MILF of the bride…

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties


  • MilaXX

    if only Dakota had worn this color. Well done Ms. Klum

  • Pants_are_a_must

    It doesn’t fit her well, sorry overlords. It’s a great dress and her face looks amazing, but the dress doesn’t fit well.

  • Lina_bee

    Hrm. Something about the fit of the bodice (sideboob aside, as it were) isn’t quite working for me. Maybe it’s the way the built-in bra in the lining is structured? Or maybe it’s just a skoosh too small?  I wish it fit her like it does the model — the flapper style bodice really makes the dress.

  • kimmeister

    She looks like she has no butt in this dress.  Must be the saggy fit in the waist.

    Also, the jewelry is awesome, but too matchy.  I think Katherine Heigl got dinged for that a few months ago, no?

  • aimee_parrott

    Heh… the lining was the VERY first thing I noticed.  It was sheer on the runway, and she chose to cover up.  The kinder is a frau, now.  Or something.

  • “fresh-faced tweengenue realness” lol

  • My bb Heidi. Her inside glow has been fading since the divorce. Take time to heal bb. You’ll be just fine. 

  • Ogden1990

    pancake ass, pancake boobs…out.

  • I dunno, TLo. It’s slit up to her hoo-haw; not exactly demure (then again, neither is Heidi). Hair and makeup are pretty fly though. 

  • amian3

    Oh dear. I am finding myself disagreeing with TLo more and more. What is happening? This dress is killing her figure–she has no shape and looks like she has a really short torso. Given that her figure is amazing she shouldn’t put up with a dress that doesn’t show it well.

  • Cynthia Garza

    Disagree.  She looks shapeless – no waist and no boob support.  Just bad.

  • If only that slit in the front wasn’t *quite* so high, and side-boob aside…she still has earned the WERQ. DO COVET the look from top to bottom. My newest fave of hers in a long time.

  • Zippypie

    No, no, no!  The cups are not big enough for the boobs – side boob catastrophe!  And where that slit stops – put a neon arrow with a vacancy sign flashing.  Not a flattering fit either – she needs something to define her waist – this makes her midsection look boxy.  The color is also very wishy washy.  No, no, no!

  • AnaRoW

    This dress reminds me of the one Madame Medusa wore in The Rescuers. Now I’m wondering if, like Heidi, Medusa actually had a nice body underneath and it was just the dress that made her look shapeless.

  • alyce1213

    She’s not killing it, it’s killing me!  Not a WERQ by any standard: side boobage, front slit up to her cootchie, dress is a little bit too long, her waistline looks thick, black nails with evening wear…  NO. And the embroidery and beading looks like cheap Chinese factory work, not even a pretty design.
    It’s Friday.  You must be very tired.

    • cleep1000

      Totally agree.

  • Ted

    it looks better on her than on the model, but yeah, when it gets to the waist part, it looks sort of unflattering. Girl is killing it in the hair and make-up though. 

  • You two might not make fun of her the next time, but we BKs will. Bet on it.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I like the lining, as I think it really allows  you to appreciate the craftsmanship of the embroidery on the gown. Jawohl, Fraulein Klum is WERQ’ing this one!

  • ziarah

    Where did her curves go?

    •  Oddly, I have to particular objection to the side-boob. But the dress on the model looks ethereal and sylph-ish, and on Heidi, I agree with others, inexplicably squarish. Which she definitely isn’t. And that lovely lake blue color just goes flat on her. Not her dress.

  • quiltrx

    I actually think this dress is prettier with the lining.  She looks radiant, too.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I actually don’t think it’s doing anything very flattering for her figure. The color is gorgeous on her and I love the ring, but it makes her torso look like a brick. This is not a brick-shaped woman.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I actually don’t think it’s doing anything very flattering for her figure. The color is gorgeous on her and I love the ring, but it makes her torso look like a brick. This is not a brick-shaped woman.

  • Lisa

    Oh, poor, sad, depressed ugly Heidi!  Clearly divorce doesn’t agree with her!  😉  (Totally kidding – she looks amazing!)

  • granddelusion

    There’s a lot of bob faking out of that dress. She’s trying too hard to be killing it. With all that boob and leggage, she’s far from grown up.

  • nannypoo

    On anyone else that much side boob would be trashy, but we’ve already seen so much of her that she can get away with this, no problem. And doesn’t it make you kind of sad that we’re happy to see she chose to wear the dress with a lining? Shouldn’t we just expect that?

  • I’m wondering whether the problem with the ‘boxy’ fit is that Heidi has demurely and surprisingly asked for the V neck to be sewn and inch or two higher than for the model.  That might account for the unflattering tightness and pulling in the middle of her sternum and the bad fit over the boobs.

  • kikisayshi

    Heidi is fab-u-lous! 

  • crash1212

    Not only did she go with the lining, it looks like she de-plunged the neckline a teeny bit! She IS all grown up. Also, those earrings and that ring are TO DIE! Nice WERQ!

  • DCSheehan

    That is a very pretty dress. Love that colour and love that colour on her.

  • honestly, I’m not a huge fan of this look. It’s a bit dull really. Having said that, I do love Heidi and she is oh so true to all one associates with the name (not a critique). Die brave Heidi. 

  • elleg929

    Don’t lie TLo…of course you will make fun her of the next time she wears something short, tight, and shiny (as well you should).

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Gorgeous and how about that RING!

  • belfebe

    Flawless. You show thos bitches, gurl!

  • bluefish

    Killing it is right.  She looks absolutely fantastic and she damn well knows it too.  Look at that smile!  Brava!

  • Sure, she lined it, but she also split it from stem to vase.

  • It’s a lovely dress, but the fit is odd on her… it doesn’t have any of the ease or flow it had on the runway. I have to agree with others that it ages her too much, and the hair and makeup is really severe. Not terrible, but really not a WERQ

  • Gorgeous, and weirdly the side boob works?! 

  • Confidential to Katy Perry:  THAT is how you wear a Temperley gown.  That is all.

  • marilyn

    Hiedi looks thick through the middle.  Thank goodness she had the good taste to line the dress, so it looks better than the runway dress.  But the overall effect is that she is definitely middleaged, and has no waist.  The side boobage does not distract from this problem. She is trying too hard to be sexy and she no longer has the glow of youth. She looks desperate. Won’t somebody please buy her a drink and flirt with her a little?

  • julesj

    Her butt looks flat, and she looks rectangular from the back. side cleavage is yuck. Not getting the appeal. She looks like she’s had 4 kids; good, but not WERQ worthy.

  • ccm800

    Hello Gorgeous. 

  • nancylee61

    Whoa!! Way too much side boob!! It looks like it doesn’t even fit her!!

    The good parts are the lining, and her hair and make-up are gorgeous!!! 

  • TomBord

    fits like a first sample. needs work. 

  • snarkykitten

    Not digging the vagina curtain. You can’t have super tight and sideboob and slit in the front.

  • Bethany Fairbrother

    Those are some sad puppies she’s displaying there.  Heidi  You made your mark in under garments.  You’ve nursed 3 children.  This is not your dress.  Almost want to say “recently divorced, and trying too hard to be a MILF” dress.

  • GTrain

    I love it. And yes so happy she got the lining.

  • mozzer0906

    Frau’s bosoms look fantastic in that outfit as well.  She looks gorgeous.

  • Joyce VG


  • Jessica O’Connell

    THANK GOD she wore it with a lining

  • PrunellaV

    Christ, she even makes sideboob look good!

  • Rrroza

    I understand everyone saying the silouette is off and she needs  more support, but I’ll be contrary and say bravo for the natural shape! Love it sheer on the model too—something Weimar about it?—though that wouldve been totally inappropriate for a public appearance. And also: her version of sideboob is fine, there’s nothing bad there.

  • CatherineRhodes

    I love that she’s actually wearing earrings! I thought they’d been discontinued as a Hollywood fashion accessory.