Shailene Woodley for ASOS Magazine

Posted on May 02, 2012

Miss Shailene, like so many of her contemporaries, has managed to disappoint us with her red carpet choices more often than not. We were not, however, unsympathetic to the fact that she gave off the distinct impression of not being a gown-and-stilettos kinda gal and noticed that when she had free reign to be casual, she usually did better for herself.

Shailene Woodley featured in the latest issue of ASOS magazine photographed by Jason Nocito. All clothes by ASOS.

We’re not surprised then, to see that when ASOS gets a hold of her and wraps her up in some ultra-cas California styles, she looks really cute. None of these looks are gonna help her on the red carpet, but it’s nice to see her looking like she’s comfortable with what she’s wearing.

Except for the lace granny panties, of course.



[Photo Credit: Jason Nocito for]

    • Uche

      Cute, but too bad she can’t act.

      • alyce1213

        I could not disagree more.  She was fabulous in The Descendants, a role that could have gone stupid-twee but she delivered a complex, thoughtful character.
        Hell, she’s a lot more than just cute.  She’s has a natural beauty, a realness that blows cute away.

        • NC_Meg

          I need to see the Descendants because right now I only know her from the Secret Life so I agree with Uche. She is terrible in that show. (Well, that whole show is terrible so maybe that’s the problem.) I think you’d need SOME kind of talent to star alongside Clooney, right?

          • Ajuna Ariel Fenty

             She’s better than Clooney in The Descendants. In fact, she steals the movie. I have never watched The Secret life because I watch nothing on abc family (or is it on lifetime?) but bad writing can inhibit an actor. Watch The Descendants and then get back to us.

        • Jill_3

           She really was tremendous in The Descendants. She has a lot of potential, and it shows you how much bad writing can inhibit an actress. She needs to get off that execrable ABC Family show of hers, STAT.
          Also: She has glorious hair.

        • Uche

          I’ll check it out,then. I’ve only seen her in Secret life and some other bit parts and was disappointed.I haven’t gotten around to The Descendants and was shocked that she made it into a movie with George Clooney. You may have just gained her a fan! 

          Meg,the show is all around terrible, so maybe it’s just her surroundings.The character would annoy me too,so that may contribute to it.

          And Jill,it looks so soft and healthy. I’m envious.

          • NC_Meg

            Her character is AWFUL. Part of the reason I stopped watching it is because Amy is so annoying. I’d hate to have to play that part.

          • MilaXX

             Degrassi kids are doing okay here in the states.

            • NC_Meg

              I grew up watching Degrassi:TNG and I’m surprised at how well those kids are doing. I remember watching some kind of behind the scenes thing with Aubrey Graham (Drake) where he was talking about his music. I thought, “No way is he going to have an actual music career.” He showed me.

      • JMansm

        Yea, she was completely robbed when she didn’t get nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for The Descendants. 

        • Jill_3


      • HomeOfficeGirl

        Uh oh.  Cause I was just gonna say – Hope she can act, because she can’t model.

        • kathryn_dc

           The hair is doing all the work in 95% of these shots. I do like her as an actress, so she has that. :)

    • Sobaika Mirza

      Reminder: Take vitamins and quit trims and force my hair to grow to that length.

      • Brittany Johnstone

        I love love love her hair. It’s freaking amazing. So jealous.

    • DaElSh

      Sorry Kate Middleton, but Shailene clearly wins the tresses sweepstakes.

      • charlotte

         No, Kate is still number one.

        • AmandaCathleen

           I agree. I was actually thinking that Shailene needs to cut her hair! It has no shape or style whatsoever.

          That being said…. I *totally* had that super long, shapeless hairstyle myself when I was her age. >.<

          • DaElSh

             Must be a difference of opinion – I’m not a fan of the random “sausage curls” that Kate Middleton has on the bottom six inches of her hair. Shailene’s looks like it has natural, healthy body to me.

            • AmandaCathleen

               Well, we can both definitely agree that her hair looks super healthy here. I think when I had mine that long it wasn’t quuuuuuite this thick…. 😉

    • JasmineAM

      To designers of hideous granny panties:
      I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let this design go now, that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you. 

      • Lori

        I’ll help. Just tell me where and when.

      • TropiCarla

        Brava, JasminAM. This was my only movie purchase in the last 2 years. Liam was magnificent and riveting.

        • Sobaika Mirza

          Isn’t he always?

        • MilaXX

           word is they are making a sequel.

      • AthenaJ

        I want to ‘Like’ this a million times :)

      • foodycatAlicia

        The thing that has me running scared is that “knicker shorts” features on the cover, so is likely to be a THING. But I totally read that in Liam Neeson’s voice. 

      • Celandine1

        A thousand times yes! Still waiting for Nina Garcia to wear those things in public. And damn when Liam said those lines I got chills. 

      • calimon

        haha! cute!

    • BazoDee

      A few thoughts jump to mind:
      1. Those lace granny panties …UGH -for the love of all that is good -just quit with the granny panties (or bingo baggies as we used to call them) and on the cover no less
      2. That is a serious back bend in the second to last shot 
      3. Who knew she had such great gams
      4. The purple outfit looks like PJs I had when I was 8

      • RebeccaKW

         I’m also curious…is that denim shirt some sort of body suit?  B/c how do you tuck in a shirt that clearly has additional length into lace granny panties and not have one lump from extra fabric?

        • BazoDee

          I think it would have to be a body suit. Of course there is photoshop.

    • choco

      Very Urban Outfitters

    • Gotham Tomato

      Not sure about the clothes or the poses, but I love the orange tree! I want one!


      • janetjb

         Our neighbor’s orange tree is blooming right now and the fragrance is so heavenly.  We’ve decided we need to plant one.

    • Dr Skylaser

      Oh, wow, I want that white dress.

    • Sam

      Crap, the 70s’ are back…

    • alyce1213

      The granny panties are, as always, a waste of fabric and blog space.
      Shailene is a natural beauty with realness, no sluttiness, no cootchie — such a rare commodity in Hollywood. 
      Her legs, her whole body, are to die for.
      AND she’s a good actress.

      • bellafigura1

        I dunno, the granny panties on rollerskates are kind of slutty and cootchie-highlighting.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I think she looks great!

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Girl has gorgeous hair. Can’t the granny panties go away?? I have traumatic flashbacks from seeing them on actual grannies in Southern France.

    • jjfg

      Someone should be shot for those lace granny panties. 

      Otherwise, she’s adorable.

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      So…. denim shirt tucked into a lacy diaper?  Purple paisley pajamas as daywear?

      Never change, ASOS. Never change.

    • erinbinek

      It seems like they are almost intentionally trying to cover up her face.  I wonder why- she’s very striking.  Don’t like the styling here.

    • marlie

      These shots are ok, but does anyone else get a “look at my hair!!!” vibe? The hair is almost distracting. Now if this were a shampoo ad or something…

    • Judy_J

      Somehow the focus seems to be more on the hair than the clothes.

      • Sartorial_She

        Exactly! My first thought was, “Is this an editorial about her hair?” And then I thought, “It kinda looks like they just plopped her down in the middle of a suburban neighborhood and started shooting photos. Odd.”

    • AthenaJ

      Shailene has lovely legs, but a lace diaper is no way to show them off.

    • MilaXX

      cute, love the white dress, they can keep the lace panties

    • crash1212

      Man, that girl gots some HAIR! Also, I guess it’s important to throw your hands in the air like you just don’t care. Also, seriously love that gauzy maxi-dress.

    • Amy J Albin

      I just dont get lace granny pantie shorts. I just dont.

    • Me Again

      HAIR!!!  I have long HAIR!!!  Look at my HAIR!!!

    • Sonja Brisson

      Lace granny panties. Oh, dear.

    • Lina_bee

      Lace bloomers are no woman’s friend, not in this century, anyway. The pajamas are cute, although sticking her in a tree in them makes me think of teenagers sneaking out, in which case, where is her backpack with her club gear in it? The hair…bores me, I guess. If you could build a whole career on hair, Michelle Trachtenberg would have a dozen Oscars. I’d rather see some actual personality.

    • ampg

      Free REIN. Not reign – rein like you use to guide a horse (because when you relinquish control, you give it “free rein”). 

      Sorry, I see that mistake everywhere these days and it makes me itch, and every once in awhile I freak out and need to say something.  But I feel better now.

    • formerlyAnon

      Yup. Calling those granny panties “knicker shorts” is not fooling ANYbody, you hear?

    • marilyn

      The lace grannie panties may be big in the UK.  Who knows?

    • ampg

      So maybe I didn’t hit the tongue-in-cheek delivery I was going for with my grammar freak-out comment from before, but did you have to delete it?  Was it really that out of line?

    • Laura

      I don’t know, do you think that cover shot is photoshopped? Hmmm. 

      I like her. Super cute. 

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      That dress is really pretty.  And I love her sunglasses.  Good for her.   Granny Panties – hmmm.  They only belong under clothes, not on top of them.

      • HomeOfficeGirl

        From the expert!!

    • frankystein123


    • VicksieDo

      The hair rules!  

    • RzYoung

      Gosh, she has a lot of hair!

    • fursa_saida

      Not that anyone cares, but it’ll make me feel better: free rein.

      In other news, I find these pictures pretty uninspiring. This concludes this particular dose of grouchiness.

      • bellafigura1

        I care, damnit.

      • allium122

         Thank you. That particular error makes me crazy. Free rein, like an unrestrained horse. Reign refers to a monarchy, and nothing is free for the peons.

      • ampg

        Thank you!

    • Lucy shelly

      I want to merry her. She is so cute and I love her too much like “Titanic”. Second picx is amazing to see. Thanks-aliF(Raju)!!! :):):):)

    • bellafigura1

      Well, on the positive side, if you were ever going to wear the lace granny panties, it should be for rollerskating.

    • Ajuna Ariel Fenty

      I don’t care for these pictures but can I take a moment to appreciate Ms Woodley as an actress? I recently watched The Descendants and LAWD HAM MERCY! her performance was insanely electrifying. She lighted up the screen like a fire cracker but managed to her a character an immense amount of depth and substance. I hope she is able to get better scripts now.

    • guest2visits

      She’s cute; but the pj’s and the diaper are are a waste. The dress and vest really suit her.

    • Pamela

      Sorry dads but I feel the need, the need for a correction.  The phrase is “free rein”, as in the reins on a horse.  Sorry-English teacher is in my blood.

    • Ally Monge

      She is a very pretty actress… but I hate the trends/clothes in every shot: lacy short-shorts/granny panties, chambray shirts, lennon-esque circle glasses, pajama sets as real clothes, and sheer maxi dresses with much shorter slips/linings. Way to go ASOS, you are a furry vest and bowling bag purse away from nailing everything I hate in fashion over the past few years. 

      • Ally Monge

        Oh jeez… I missed the cut off denim vest with patches… this photo shoot makes me want to give up on life.

    • littlemac8

      Hello Shailene!  I would never know it was you.  Thank you AOS for a hair editorial.  She may, and I say, May, be able to act but she sure  can’t model.  The last photo looks like she has red hair in her armpits – not appealing!

    • ccm800

      100 percent regular girl – with really great hair

    • snookums lynn

      she’s giving good face in that cover shot, maybe cause i can’t see her eyes, but the rest works. The other photos are cute. I will have to see the Descendants, cause I’ve only seen her on Secret Life and that show is lame! (14 year old girl in the house, totally loving abc Family)