Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy

Posted on June 11, 2012

It may be time to come up with some sort of new red carpet post category. “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress” simply isn’t going to cut it in this case:


Amanda Seyfried attends the 66th Annual Tony Awards in NYC in Givenchy. Sandals by Givenchy. Jewelry by Fred Leighton.

Givenchy Fall 2012 Collection/Model: Julia Nobis (ELITE)

And “Girl, You Clearly Realize How Much This Isn’t Working On You And Your Deer-In-Headlights Facial Expression Is Only Making Things Worse So Why Don’t You Just Turn Around And Go Home” seems kind of unwieldy.


[Photo Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images,]

    • Sobaika

      Uff. Simply not meant for her body shape at all.

      • Golfkat

        I’m willing to go out on a limb and say not meant for ANY body shape. It doesn’t look good on the model either, and I really have a hard time imagining anyone looking good in that thing.

    • J.Watt

      She wore this mess on the red carpet and twice on stage. SMH.

    • Daniela van Rein

      What happened to her face? She doesn’t look like herself at all

    • Kathy Marlow

      Borrow from the fairy blogsisters and just use FUGLY!!!!

      • nomoreprinces

        I think it needs something more verbose like “the fugliest fug that ever fugged.”

        • Kathy Marlow


    • hmariec19

      That lipstick color is just AWFUL.  The dress obviously doesn’t need any additional comment from me.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Lessee,…Short waisted? Check.  Too fussy looking? Check. Wrong shoes?  Check. Too pale make up? Check. Too Orangey Red Lip? Check.  Did I miss anything?   Amanda, you are an adorably lovely young woman. This is more sophistication than you can, as yet, pull off.

      • sleah_in_norcal

        how about hideous belt riding up above already too high waist?  check.

        • Kiltdntiltd

           Works for me!

        • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

          Not to mention the bag matching the hiddy belt which matches the hiddy lipstick!  Bleah!

      • Sara__B

         I’ll give her another check for slumped, energy-less posture.

    • Patricia Groves Dobrowski

      That lipstick is burning my corneas. She’s nowhere near edgy enough for this, and that hairstyle is just a huge no.

    • YAELS

      She looks so unhappy. Perk up Amanda! There is always next year to choose more wisely!

      • Mrs. Joe

        The dress doesn’t bother me that much actually – she’s young and can get away with it, but like you, it’s her overall demeanor that seems to off to me.  It’s almost like someone told her that if she wants to be taken seriously and stop making fluff movies, she is going to have to look more serious in public – hence the severe hair and lip with a dress that could only be saved with youthful vibrance.

    • HomeOfficeGirl


      “Girl, your lips and belt are killing you”….

    • Beardslee

      This is not anyone’s dress.  Golly.  Poor Amanda is a silk purse dressed as a sow’s ear.

      • Lori

        I think the dress could work on someone, although that belt is making my eyes hurt. The thing is, that someone is neither Amanda nor the runway model. (I mean really, what that dress is doing to the model’s chest is a crime.)

        • raininmai

           There is the basis for a pretty dress here, but I think it involves removing the black trim from the hem, removing the belt and fitting the bodice. I think the poor runway model looks even worse than Amanda does.

      • drdarke

        I’m with @Beardslee:disqus – even the runway model can’t make that dress look good.

        But – yeah, WTF if with the “Evil Eve Arden” styling? Her hair’s pulled so far back, it looks like Instant Face Lift – which she so doesn’t need. And that lipstick reminds me of Eighties Comedian Margaret Smith’s joke about her agent saying, “Wear lipstick – look nice!” “But what if I’m not funny? Then these horrible jokes are coming out of these big old red lips…”

        She looks like the illegitimate child of a dominatrix and a circus clown.

    • Jennifer Coleman

      The ‘stylist’ who ran up on her and said, “Here – put this red belt with it!” should be whipped with said belt. She even looked embarrassed on stage in that getup.

      • Cecilia Evans

        Can’t blame the stylist here…the belt was on the runway version as well!  However, the make-up artist and hair stylist are fair game for a flogging!

        • Tatiana Luján

          But the model had the seam of the dress placed at her waist and the belt covering that seam. The torso of the dress is just too long for Amanda, so the belt seems odly placed and you can see the seam that was supposed to be at her waist.

          • Susan Crawford

            And even the runway model looked miserable in this design!

            • Tatiana Luján


    • Lina_bee

       not her look at all.

    • Little_Olive

      That belt is what sends the whole outfit over the edge. Better styling could have made such a difference! She looked lovely in the thumbnail. 

    • joancarol

      New Category– “Girl, have your eyes checked for Cataracts.”

    • chelwi

      I like the orange and purple together, but that gold decorative crap is tacky.

    • Shinobi

      She actually wore that onstage and i was thinking “WHAT is that.”

    • Violina23

      My eyes…

    • MilaXX

      Unwieldy yes, but oh so true. Why on earth would you pair an orange bag with that outfit? More importantly why would you do a bright lip with all that color? Neutral lip and black bag is all that dress needs. She looks like a clown.

      • Tatiana Luján

        I actually like the clutch with that dress, but I hate the shoes (a perfect example of why not to use ankle straps), I think the dress doesn’t fit her well and that the belt was too much.

    • kerry dee

      I actually would have to disagree, I really like this? oh my. i just wish her hair was different.

    • Goldie

      How ’bout Girl, go back to bed?  lol

    • BazoDee

      Oh…just…I can’t…FAIL

    • MzzPants

      “FIRE Your Stylist”
      “Gitchoo’ Some Gays”
      “What WERE You Thinking?”   Oo…that one would be fun to caption!

      Also, can we please have a new category titled “Burning Your Mickeys”?  Your opening to the Selena Gomez post still has me chuckling.

      • RzYoung

        Yes! ‘Burning Your Mickeys’ -definitely a new category, TLO. Love it :)

      • MissAnnieRN

        I was thinking there should be annual awards for Pairs Division, Girl, That’s Not Your Dress, and WERQ, other categories at TLo discretion.  Would be fun to hand out the dubious distinction to win the Girl that’s not your dress of the year award…

        I still find it hard to believe that starlets haven’t discovered TLo for real and that they haven’t been hired as stylists yet.  Better for all of us, because I doubt they’d have the time to entertain us with their witty blogging.  

      • DeborahJozayt

        Gitchoo’ Some Gays is my personal favorite!

    • snarkalicious

      How about “Oh HELL, no.”  Also, that is not your lipstick.

    • dickylarue

      I can only imagine how sad it must be to be drunk in that dress and see yourself in the mirror. 

    • vanjar

      How about ‘crashed down and tumbled’ as a new category?

    • Gabriella M

      Unnecessary belt is unnecessary. (A clear case of where copying the runway was a bad idea.)

      • kimmeister

        Not only unnecessary, it makes her waist look a mile wide.

        • Gabriella M

          Yes. I imagine this is a lovely dress underneath that clunker of a belt, which not only looks incongruous but cheap as well. Bad design, and bad stylist for not thinking to switch it out or just remove it entirely. If it must have a belt, a black or bronze metallic would have been a better choice. 

    • Elizabetta1022

      I actually shouted “Whaaaaaaaaaaaagh!” when I scrolled down on this monstrosity. Only suitable for Halloween.

    • Jess the Chipster

      I think that is just a badly designed dress. Like a heavy ornate slip? Did she HAVE to keep that belt? I mean, the runway styling is pretty cray cray, obviously not meant to be replicated on the red carpet.

    • jw_ny

      Oh…this is for sure going to be a contender for TLo’s worst of the year list…

    • Ogden1990

      When she walked out on stage during the Tony Awards wearing this last night, I immediately said to myself, “T & Lo are going to give this a “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress” treatment. Your opinions have sunk into my brain’s muscle memory…or something like that.

      • lordandtaylor

        I thought exactly the same thing. This dress is in a category all itself. See even looks worse than Candice Bergen.

    • Karen

      There was a reason that the folks at Givenchy styled it the way they did–it was the only way to make that hot mess of a dress work.  If she had to wear this, her stylists should have taken a lesson from them.

      • Ceur

        Do you really think the styling on the runway works? I think it looks horrible and no stylist should take any lesson.

        • Karen

          I wouldn’t say it work-works, but it works better than what she’s wearing!

      • lordandtaylor

        I think she gave her stylist a bad check last week. And so it was tine to get even.

    • foodycatAlicia

      Didn’t someone previously suggest WREQ for the anti-WERQ? I think that applies.

      • Tigerfly

        Like the idea of WREQ! Sometimes I think there just needs to be a WHY?! category.

    • RzYoung

      When I first saw this I thought it was Michelle Trachtenberg, not sure it’s significant other than she’s younger so I’d expect her to make a mistake like this, not Amanda. It’s crazy, scrolling from her photo at the top of the page to the links at the bottom of her various magazine covers, how can it get that different?!

      • foodycatAlicia

        I thought Michelle Trachtenberg and Amanda Seyfried were the same age?

        • RzYoung

          Hmm yes you’re probably right. Wonder why I think there’s such a difference?

    • ThatPeterG

      That’s not anybody’s dress.

    • mjude

      i was shocked she was wearing the dress after the production number she was in. not good at all.

    • Hannah Shmulsky

      I don’t think that’s anybody’s dress. It looks awful on the model too. Or maybe the model just looks awful…

      • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        The model looks like she’s being choked to death by the satin on her neck.  I’d be pissed as well.  I think without the belt it’s quite lovely. 

    • Jessie Melcher Brown

      “Girl that’s not anybody’s dress” comes to mind for me.

    • turtleemily

      I almost feel like it’d be fine if she’d ditched the belt. 

    • AbbottRabbit

      How about “Girl, We Were Quite Sorry To Hear That You Were Attacked By Angry Clowns En Route To This Event”? 

    • Tracy_Flick

      *GASP* That looks horrible on the model and even worse on her.

    • nannypoo

      Dress, shoes, hair, bag, lipstick, pose – she didn’t get anything right. What are the chances?

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      I think it’s more like “Girl Your Confidence Does Not Go With This Dress”.  Because if she was even half assed attempting to look comfortable it would improve the look.  Give it to a lady who knows how to WERQ it.  

    • Bia

      She couldve pulled this off if she took the belt off.

    • AnaRoW

      How about “Girl, that isn’t anyone’s dress” or “Girl, just because it’s designer doesn’t mean it’s not butt-ugly”?

    • jmorino08

      She seemed so schlumpy and nervous during the show, too. I mean, if you’re going on national TV you at least have to suck it up and try to look like you’re enjoying yourself right?

    • snarkykitten

      I feel for her. My shoulders feel for her shoulders. Clearly, spaghetti straps aren’t her thing.

    • Nancer

       As soon as she walked out onto the stage, I KNEW you would have to comment on this! My second thoughts were, girl, fire your gays. It looks really, really bad. I have to say, even though I love Givenchy, this dress with the belt is just a hot mess. The belt doesn’t work in any way, and the dress itself is just overwrought. Amanda is such a pretty woman, too bad that someone talked her into this.

    • TieDye64

      Head to toe fugness. It’s all so wrong.

    • MandyJane

      I wonder if ditching the orange accessories would have helped at all?  The dress is pretty uggo even on the model.

    • Maria Bernardo Mangibin


    • unpiously

      “Girl, You Should Be Getting Treatment For That Concussion You Clearly Suffered”

      …still a little unwieldy…

    • Christiane

      Lose the belt, lose the bag, zuzh the hair, do a soft red lip, and some necklace. I actually like the dress and we’ll never know how it really looks on someone’s body because that stupid orange belt cuts her and the model in half. If there has to be a belt, I hate to say this, it should be narrow and black. But I don’t think the dress needs a belt at all.

    • Trisha26

      The dress and makeup are equally hideous. But this is how Amanda Seyfried is all the time. She’s a very aware, i.e. self-conscious, actress, very reactionary. Scarlett Johansson was the same way and grew out of it, high hopes for Amanda, she can only improve from here.

    • Kayceed

      Sad clown.

    • AWS

      What a sad, emaciated Easter egg…

    • Call me Bee

      I’ll bet this dress looked good on paper, but in reality it turned out kinda…homely.  Not good on poor Amanda–drags her whole body down.  And actually–on the model, too.  It’s the straps–they are too long and flimsy, I think. Makes the whole dress droopy. 
      But I love the orange belt, though not the matchy orange lipstick.

    • marlie

      The first time I saw this photo, I actually said “What the fu-?!” out loud to myself.

      The dress looks awful with the orange belt, but if it had different accessories, it might have worked. Ditch the orange, and get some different shoes.

    • Rena

      DAMN, she must have pissed off her stylist something fierce for them to let her leave the house looking a hot ass mess from head to toe SMH

    • sweet_potato

      or, “Girl, you need to fire your stylist!”

    • susan6

      Girl, that dress hates your guts.

    • Erika Swain

      As soon as she came on stage last night I opened Twitter to see if you guys had anything to say, b/c I mean really – WTF is that?

    • Wendi126

      I see Helena Bonham Carter in this without the belt, a long crinoline underneath, wonky heels and a giant scarf. Sure, a hot mess but HBC could pull it off

    • nancylee61

      The orange belt is absurd – it has nothing to do with anything else on the dress. This poor girl looks like a sad sack, so I want to nominate her Hunchiness for the Sad Sack Award.

    • Knightley

      How about just calling them “Oh, HELL NO!” posts?  That pretty much sums up this trainwreck.

    • Susan Crawford

      I can’t believe her style team let her out of the house in this. FIRE THEM ALL, girl! And then have a pitcher of Margaritas to take that rancid taste out of your pretty mouth. You deserve SO much better, darling.

    • Judy_J

      She looks embarassed and unhappy, and with good reason.  That dress is hideous.

    • lordandtaylor

      The evening was one “not your dress” moment after another. So many outfits looked like costumes from a bad road company version of “Private Lives”. Hugh jackman looked good…real good.

      • PeaceBang

        I just hope that TLo review MRS. Jackman’s dress. 

    • Leigh David

      “Girl, that was lit on fire and beat out with the ugly stick.”

    • aimee_parrott

      How about, “Girl, Go Fire Your Stylist.”

    • judybrowni


      WTF?  Doesn’t have the same impact, but it probably wouldn’t screw you out of search engine child-proofing for sex words. (Or whatever the fuck it’s called.)

    • alyce1213

      This is ugly enough to be a Chloe Sevigny getup. (The model reminds me of her.)
      I actually felt sad for poor Amanda last night.  She was scared out of her mind and wearing that awful dress + ridiculous belt.This dress kind of set the tone for the show, which was a star-studded mess.

    • Candigirl1968

      That’s a hard dress to pull off, and her stylist should have known better.  The stylist also needs a smack for the matchy matchy lipstick, belt and bag combo.

      • MilaXX

         That stylist needs to not just be fired, but taken out back and shot.

    • JennaMarieS

      Where is her hair 

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      Girl, That Is Not Even You.

    • unbornfawn

      Fashion Fail.

    • Caaro3

      Looks like someone just outside of the shot is holding a gun to her head, forcing her to stand there in that stupid dress.

    • marilyn

      There is nothing positive about this dress.  It does not even look good on the zombie-soldier runway model.  It looks worse on Amanda.  She has no waist and her hair is too severe.  She is a cute girl and this dress is horrible on her.  From the look on her face, she knows this one is a dud, but HAS to wear it.  I don’t care if the designer would be offended, she should have sent it back and bought her own dress that was attractive on her.  

    • lill5

      Ok, I get that these people have stylists and wear what they are given and stuff, but doesn’t it occur to them ever to Just Say No? Because you can tell by her face she knows this dress is beyond a disaster.

    • Ass Kicking Adviser

      I was shocked when she walked out in this…thing.?.  I never would have guessed it was Givenchy. The gold trim looks like it was glued on. It’s just a monstrosity. It actually made her look thick around the middle which is not possibly true. This isn’t anyone’s dress. 

    • rose88

      How about Good God Get New Gays Girl?

    • Yosa Addiss

      Wow, I call that Pulling A Chloe!

    • Vaniljekjeks

      No, dear, not your dress.  It is, however, MY dress.  Give it here.   I have the perfect shoes for it.  

    • commish24

      Her posture isn’t helping. And it’s fitted terribly in the bodice. Pretty much an epic fail.

    • lifetime_student

      How about “Girl, fire your stylist RIGHT NOW!”

    • amanda lynn

      watching her onstage last night i applauded the decision for her makeup team to apply a full quarter inch of pale eyeliner on the underside of her eyes.  

    • Lisa Weaver

      “Girl, What Were You Thinking?” or “Girl, Don’t You Own a Mirror?” 

    • Karen

      its a beautiful dress, but its completely shapeless on her. Love that lippie on her though

    • GTrain

      Egads. Nobody wants a picture of that.

    • kikisayshi

      “GIRL, YOU GOT IT ALL WRONG!” I can see a glimmer of hope here, but obvi she did not.

    • Annie

      How about a new category — Girl, that’s nobody’s dress?

    • aeg66

      She looks miserable, probably because she caught a glimpse of herself in a mirror when it was too late to change.

    • Aurumgirl

      She shouldn’t feel so bad.  That dress does the model no favours either.

    • aykayay

       I propose “Everything you’re doing is WRONG!”

    • Warrior89

      The belt.  What.

    • Louise Bryan

      I burst out laughing….not a good sign….

    • NCDFan

      How about “Hideous on Anybody”

    • elzatelzabelz

      Girl, that is one FUgly dress. Or, girl, it doesn’t even look good on the model. Or, Oh, honey, no. Or, Girl, time to fire your stylist.

    • Qitkat

      I really need a new TV (1988). This holeysparkleystravaganza didn’t look nearly so shitastic on my screen.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      That dress clearly doesn’t work for her, and she looks as if she recognized after the fact. Sigh.

    • quiltrx

      How about “Girl, That is Cirque du Soleil’s Dress”??

    • Profreader

      GASP: Get A [new] Stylist, Pronto.

    • Ajuna Ariel Fenty

      Girl, bye

    • Veronica1022

      How about Tragic Fashion Error?

    • guest2visits

      After seeing it the way the model is wearing it,… it’s almost wonderful on Amanda.  But no; really it’s a bad look from the belt
      on down. The belt, the cheapy looking skirt and the shoes are all very unattractive. It’s boxy and frumpy from the waist to the feet.
      I think she herself is very beautiful though, even with the matchy orange lipstick.

    • Ronica Skarphol Brownson

      How about, “Girl, WTFWYT?” (last three, “were you thinking?”)

    • PeaceBang

      The screaming orange trifecta of lips, belt and bag is murdering my soul. 

    • jhedman

      GHTA — go home, try again.  There is no saving this look.

    • Truly_Outrageous

      LOL! Oh my gosh. You guys are hilarious. And oh my gosh, I cant believe she willingly went out in this. She could have at least taken out the belt.

    • JaneDC

      That poor girl…

    • Rachel Goldberg

      How about “Girl, do not match your lipstick to your belt.  Just don’t.”

    • Decline

      It looks like she’s trying to hold it up with her elbows.  It’s funny how some designer dresses look like you found them at a thrift store… we used a hideous halter dress in a play once, chosen because it fit the male actor that had to wear it… turns out it was Michael Kors.

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg


    • formerlyAnon

      But she’s young and it’s the time to be silly. Just as long as she didn’t pay someone to advise her to wear this.

      Also she’s young – look at how lovely her feet still are.

      Ahh, youth.

    • cleep1000

      Stunningly awful.

    • Burkyquirky

      That may be the ugliest dress every made.