Gwen Stefani in NYC

Posted on July 27, 2012

The opposite of “Girl, That’s Not Your Dress,” is “Girl, That is Your Dress ONLY.” In other words, Gwen here is wearing – and pulling off – an outfit only Gwen Stefani can wear and pull off.


Gwen Stefani leaving her hotel in NYC in a Blumarine jaguar-print pantsuit paired with Christian Louboutin pumps.

Blumarine Fall 2012 Collection

Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalle’ Pump

Oh, sure. You could slap this on any of a number of wild-child gals and rocker chicks, from Nicki Minaj to Gaga, and they’d all make it work in their own way (and in a way almost all mortals can’t), but something about this seems so very Gwen to us. And in a way, that’s the mark of a truly stylish person and advanced-level clothes-wearer; when they put something on and make it seem like it was custom-made just for them. On virtually anyone else, this would look ridiculous, but somehow, Gwen looks spectacular wearing it.

Do not try this at home. Gwen is a professional stunt-dresser on an enclosed track.


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  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pic without her sunglasses.

    • PuttyGalore

       So fierce.

    • kikisayshi

       She looks great! Wonder who that is patting her on the bum? lol

      • kimmeister

        OMG that is hilarious!

      • DeborahJozayt

        Talk about a photo bomb…

      • Jacqueline Wessel

        That’s her “handler”.

  • joancarol

    It helps that she has a perfect body. 
    On another note, she must touch up her roots every day. Never seen a hint of that tacky darkness that seems to be all too common today.

    • Patricia Gillett

      For reals. she should slip her hair stylist’s number to Blake Lively. 

    • alyce1213

      She’s under contract to L’Oreal so maybe she has to have perfect hair at all times — and that’s a good thing ’cause I hate dark tacky roots.

    • kimmeister

      She is very small-busted but I’m glad she hasn’t gone the implant route.

    • I know right?  I think her roots are dark when she wears hats in public.

  • Vickiefantastico

    I almost agree. I just don’t like the shirt. I wish it was maybe a solid color, like black.

    • mshesterp

      Totally agree–that would have made it (Gwen Stefani) perfect.  I’m still amazed how much she is working it.

    • BazoDee

      I agree -I voted for a red shirt though. 

      • Vickiefantastico

        Ooh, yeah. Red would be perfect.

  • Somehow, she makes head-to-toe leopard print look chic.

  • Sobaika

    I don’t think she’s pulling it off…? But more power to her. I’m excited for the new No Doubt album.

  • NC_Meg

    Does she age? Because I don’t think she does.

    • GorgeousThings

      There’s a Portrait of Dorian Gwen hanging in her attic.

    • jblaked

      No kidding!  What is her secret?

  • Anna Maria Diamanti

    I find the outfit quite bland without the overcoat.

  • BazoDee

    Totally Gwen -but it doesn’t mean I love it. Would it have killed her to wear a solid red shirt? 

  • I’ll bet Heidi feels foolish now.

    • Introspective

      This times a million.

  • Love it!

  • ChaCha_70

    She’s a stunner! Would love to be able to see this outfit on her in person. 

  • Le_Sigh

    its been hot as hell in NYC the past couple weeks – it must be getting squeaky under all that.

    Otherwise, she looks damn great.  

  • kikisayshi


  • Who’s the fine-ass handler on the right edge of the frame?! Let’s see your best accessory, Gwennie!

  • alyce1213

    Agree 100%   I abhor animal print, but this suit is killer on her.  Gwen Stefani elevates the clothing she wears, unlike the other bitches you mentioned who just don’t.
    Love her.

  • Allison Woods

    I agree, though you must note that the fit of the pants could be better. As OrangeKors might say, the crotch is a bit insane.

    On a side note, I worked a music festival in 2000 and during the sound checks I saw this blue-haired girl with really bad skin backstage and I was like…”she looks familar”……Let’s just say that Miz Gwen’s seriously grown into her looks.

     I’m not even gonna get into the time the short black guy said hello to me and it turns out it was Prince! If you’re a celeb and you want to be treated normally, stick with me–I probably won’t recognize you.

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      I think the problem with the crotch is she’s wearing a runway sample. And although she is UUUUUUUBER thin and has an amazing body, she doesn’t have the body of a 16-year-old Ukranian whose last meal was some lettuce last week. I think she just didn’t bother getting them fitted perfectly. 

      I wish she had gotten them hemmed – I’m quibbling over the fact that it bunches up at the ankle which ruins the line for me. That said, she looks fantastic and she truly has fashion chops in spades. 

  • MarissaLG


  • Whose hand is grabbing her ass in the first picture?

  • Rand Ortega

    I’m sure a BK or PUF has already said this: She makes Heidi in a similar print look like bag lady.

  • janetjb

    Professional stunt-dresser!

    I knew Heidi (last night) looked baaaad, but now I think it was a total fail.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    I really want Gwen and Sharon Needles to appear together dressed alike some time. 

    • Introspective

      Id pay good cash to see that drag show!!

      • MilaXX

         I’m already making it rain in my head

  • Judy_J

    She looks fantastic!  Love the hair and sunglasses, too.  And the red lip is perfect.

  • That’s my Gwen!

  • It’s July-I’m sweating just looking at her.  Sorry-I think this looks more like a stage costume.  Tooo much animal print for just walking around even if she can pull it off.

  • Too true!

  • I really hate animal print clothes but she does look pretty kick ass in this. Love the red lips. 

  • Lilithcat

    No, just no.  Head to toe animal prints should not be worn by anyone over the age of, oh, say, five.

  • kittenwithaquip

    I think the fact that she *didn’t* throw a solid shirt under it is what makes her a professional stunt-dresser– most of us would have defaulted to that. Gwen is not “most of us”.

  • j_anson

    Damn, but that model’s legs look CREEPY.

    Uh, Gwen looks awesome, though.

  • snarkykitten

    Heidi, take notes!

  • MilaXX

    She looks good, but I’m just happy to have another No Doubt CD

  • Flooby

    “Gwen is a professional stunt-dresser on an enclosed track.”  J’adore!

  • BeeBeauNYC


  • marilyn

    GS looks like she is in her long underwear.  The print is very annoying because it has direction, which the designer ignored.  The direction goes one way on the blouse and the upper part of the pant, and at a 90 degree turn for the pants legs and the jackeet.  This is what makes me feel seasick to look at her.   She is a clothing designer and should have caught onto this right away.   This is too tight to be a pantsuit.  Those are leggings with nothing over them, not pants. 

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    please please please no doubt coachella 2013

  • kat89

    Has anyone told Miss Gwen that it’s summer in NYC? And it’s like 92 degrees outside? If it was any other season, I would say bravo to her, but in the middle of summer, it’s just insane. She must be roasting in that getup.

  • I want to be famous so I never sweat again.

  • bellafigura1

    Gorgeous, but if this was taken in the last few days, she must have been nearly melting.  It is hella hot here.

  • She looks fab! The difference between Gwen here, and say, Gaga or Nicki Minaj, is that this same outfit on the 2 latter ladies would still be a costume. On Gwen, it’s not a costume, which is why it works even better for her. 

  • Sarah Thomas


  • glennethph

    It’s a little too much animal print.

  • TieDye64

    I would love this even more if the top was black. As it stands she’s the only one I know who could come close to pulling off this look. As you said “don’t try this at home”.

  • I assumed it was her own L.A.M.B. label, since she actually wears what she designs pretty frequently. It’s very her!

  • Quick!  Hide this before the Kardashians see it and we’re subjected to random Ks stuffing themselves into it!

  • quiltrx

    Too much.  Jacket and pants are kind of awesome, but I wish she’d done a different top underneath.

  • formerlyAnon

    No. Not for me, anyway. Her powers are great, but not THAT great.

  • The difference with Gwen vs. the Minaj/Gaga crowd is that Gwen makes these outfits look wearable & chic, whereas the Minaj/Gagas of the world turn it into “performance art”…AKA a costume.  

    Well played Gwen. 

  • Cory Stottlemyer

    she hasn’t aged since 1995

  • Susan Crawford

    I want some of whatever Gwen is imbibing – she looks better with each passing year. And this is definitely a Gwen-look par excellence. Head to almost -toe leopard glam, killer stilettoes and vamp-red lips under a mane of platinum hair – yes, beeyotches, it’s Gwen, so drop and gimme a grovel for this hotness.


    I’ll put my serious vendetta toward her on hold to say she looks pretty god damn cool here and now I’m going back to hating her guts.

  • guest2visits

    It’s pretty amazing. She should be the next Bond girl.

  • Saucysusan

    This outfit I just cannot endorse. It’s too much of a good thing for anyone and hello! it’s shiny! What the heck is it made from & why is she not melting?

  • Beardslee

    Tom and Lorenzo, you are so right.  This could look like a vulgar disaster but she can wear it, and wear it well.
    Having said that, it has been so hot and humid I don’t know how she managed not to melt into a puddle.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Love Leopard!

  • Liz

    She is NOT in her 40s! Looks amazing.

  • ccm800

    Gwen sure packs on a lot of foundation makeup. She really is working some Jerry Hall here.