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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    • Me Again

      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.

      • Phyllis Craine

        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.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      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? 

    • Terri ‘Kipper’ Smith

      I’ll bet Heidi feels foolish now.

      • Introspective

        This times a million.

    • Hayley

      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


    • andy

      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


    • nancykelley

      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.

    • Vivi N

      That’s my Gwen!

    • Pamela

      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.

    • Melissa Mellon

      Too true!

    • MajorBedhead

      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.

    • Antonia O’Connor Donnelly

      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.

    • marlie

      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”.

    • One Knows

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

    • Sierra Delta

      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.

    • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      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.