Lucy Lawless, Hiding Her Fury

Posted on August 29, 2012

Oh, HONEY. If ever there was a time to go full on warrior princess, it should have been when whoever presented you this outfit… presented you this outfit.

 

Lucy Lawless attends the premiere of ‘The Possession’ at ArcLight Cinemas  in Hollywood, California.

We’re talking shrieking meltdowns in the “TEAR DOWN THAT BITCH OF A BEARING WALL” mode, dear. We’re saying that the presentation of this outfit as a possibility for the night should have resulted in at least one firing and possibly one tear-streaked, whispered  call to 911 from an underling inside a locked closet while you ululated your war cries and looked for a spear. To say this is not your dress is to acknowledge that this is indeed a dress and not an extra-large hospital scrubs top from the pediatric ward paired with dance recital tights and Payless shoes. To say this does not work for you is to open up the possibility that this look would work under some other circumstances, which is laughable, to say the least. To say that this look is OUT is to suggest that there was ever a chance that it could be IN.

Do you understand what we’re trying to say, dear?

The good news is your hair and makeup look pretty good. That’s at least one person who won’t go flying through a second floor window tonight.
[Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]

    • DeborahJozayt

      That’s a Zooey Deschanel outfit if I ever saw one.

      • rougeort

        A badly fitted and wrongly assigned Zooey Deschanel! DING DING DING! OMG, I cannot unsee that now… :)

      • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

        Should have read the comments. GMTA

      • Sobaika

        TRUE STORY.

        Zooey would look ridiculous (as usual) but at least it would make sense.

      • lesmaha

        I wouldn’t wish this even on Zooey Deschanel.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Ummmm, what reason on EARTH could anyone have for wanting to style you so you look like Sarah Palin?   Cut that bitch and move on, babe.

      • mjude

        LMFAO!  at first i thought there were cute little animals on the dress.  good grief!

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

           I remember regrettable prints like this from the 80’s. Some things simply should not be revisited.

          • Kayceed

            The print and colored hose looked very 80s to me. So inappropriate for her on every level. And she is such a good-looking woman – I’m just not sure how this happened.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

               A massive Brain Failure on her part, and the part of her stylist.

            • Vanja

               I’m just not sure how this happened.
              She must have lost a bet. If so, I applaud the other person for his/her wicked sense of humour.

            • sojourneryouth

               Yes, everything about this is bad retro–even the colored hose.  I know I owned a Butterick pattern with waist ties like that back in ’85.  That peachy color with the weird abstract print is just all kinds of wrong.  If ’80s Laura Ashley made office wear (did she?  I don’t know.  I only remember those awful prairie dresses for women who hate sex.), it would have look like this. 

        • 3boysful

           I also though it was a cartoon animal print.  Hiddy.  Beyond hiddy.

        • AnneElliot

          My thought exactly!!  I kept squinting at it, trying to figure out if it was characters from Beatrix Potter or The Wind in the Willows.  Perfect for a pediatric nurse, but NOBODY ELSE.  

          • AR16

             I’ve decided the print is of a penguin and a bluebird in some sort of midair collision.  (In the world where this dress was made, penguins can fly, you see.)

            • foxspirit

              That was my first thought too. I squinted at my screen and said to myself “is that some kind of cartoon penguin?”

            • not_Bridget

              Or perhaps a penguin & bluebird locked in an unnatural embrace.
              Xena, find that chakram…

          • understateddiva

            I used to work in a pediatric hospital, and I’ve gotta say, the scrubs were actually a little nicer.

        • charlotte

           Same here!

        • JackieOBlue

          I thought it was Smurfs.

        • SassyKansas

          Yes! Is that the same fabric I used to make nap-time pillowcases for my kids when they were toddlers? Honey, if you are given a dress that even hints at that question, DO NOT WEAR.

        • Jen Freeman

          I was firmly in the belief that they were smurfs….sadly, I was wrong

      • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

        Huh, I never noticed before but she does kind of…

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

           Frightening, ain’t it?

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

          I think it’s really the piled-up hair with the thick bangs. Otherwise, she doesn’t look like her – and even Sarah P dressed better than this (though she might wear those shoes).

      • muzan-e

        Even Sarah Palin would’ve skipped the blue stockings.  And I mean, I can hardly see the actual dress because my eyes can’t get past the blue stockings, and in fact I commend TLo for managing to add a snappy and delicious comment to the picture because seriously, all I can manage to do is splutter Blue Stockings! over and over and over, because in what universe does that…

        I can’t even.

        • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

           Well, frankly, I am at a loss to imagine what outfit, and circumstances would make those hose acceptable.  She looks like the lower half of her has been dip dyed.

          • muzan-e

            Exactly. And I mean, at first glance I mistook the pattern for kittens – like a few other folks here have – and thought maybe this was some sort of take on the Paul&Joe lipstick cases that’ve become so popular lately. The pastels, the fluffy kittens with their top hats and yarn. It would’ve almost made some sense, from the knees up. 

            But she’s achieved a fashion-first, here – a look about which the observer can credibly say: It would’ve been better if the blue stockings were opaques.

            • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

               Blanching at the thought of opaque blue hose.

            • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

              It would’ve been better if the blue tights were what she used to strangle the stylist who said, “Wear this outfit in public.”

        • kimmeister

          Navy stockings I could get behind (in a more corporate outfit, not this one!), but electric blue?  Goodness gracious land sakes alive!

          • http://www.GiftedCollector.com Nancy Abrams

            With peep toes! 

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lucía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

          It looks like she’s wearing the bottom half of a fresh-out-of-the-morgue corpse. Who MAKES blue stockings?

      • Call me Bee

        Oh come on.  Even Sarah Palin dresses better’n this! 

    • Corazon Nunez

      The expression on her face says, “I’m dying to immediately attack whoever it was that put me in this awful thing, but I will try and smile to not look insane. But this is a real strain for me.”

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sierra-Delta/100003182924700 Sierra Delta

        There’s no “designer” listed for this “dress.”  Is that because he/she is too embarrassed to admit ownership?

    • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

      Hey!  My daughter painted that in preschool, too!  OMG – what happened here???

    • rougeort

      I have no words. What is happening to the “STYLE”ists of today?!?!?!?!?!?

      Someone really was out for revenge in the wardrobe department.

      • RebeccaKW

         I think they are fucking with us now.  Like, they are trying to see how much wack-a-doo shit people will copy just b/c a starlet wears it.  It’s like they have bets with each other.  Stylist 1: I bet I can get people to love silly putty platforms.  Stylist 2: Oh, yea, I bet I can people wearing granny panties.  Stylist 3: Invest in the stocking market, because I’m about to unleash colored hose!

    • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

      So, is Lucy Lawless NOT aware that she is an adult?

      • Le_Sigh

         Or the idiot who put her that atrocity.

      • Lilithcat

        When I saw the thumbnail, my first thought was “who is wearing children’s pajamas?”

        • VestigialMe

          And then the scroll down to the tights happened.

    • http://twitter.com/Kathy_Marlow Kathy Marlow

      What the WHAT?? She looks awful..Sarah Palin + Zooey Deschanel = sweet baby Jesus on a breadstick

    • http://www.facebook.com/beccalise.deveaux ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

      Oh my god I’m dying over here. Thanks for starting my day with a big belly laugh, I needed it.

    • elleg929

      My mouth dropped open wide.  Wow.  This is horrendous.

    • http://twitter.com/iraki86 IraKi

      Dear Lucy Lawless,
      I am writing you this as a response to your latest public appearance. I am considering suing you because your outfit has caused my eyes to drop from their sockets and bounce on my desk as an apparent attempt to commit suicide (or eye-cide). Consider yourself warned…

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      Wow, that might be the most tragic outfit I’ve ever seen.  And the fact it’s on Lucy Lawless only makes it that much worse.  I could see it as being merely bad on someone much younger and with a fluffier image, but Lucy Lawless?  She of Xena and BSG?  No.  Just no.  

    • PastryGoddess

      Wow…just wow!

      ululating war cries for real

    • Lilithcat

      Ah, I see what happened.  The movie being promoted is The Possession, and she wanted to dress as though she were.  Possessed by the demon-of-bad-fashion, that is.

    • PinkLemon

      The entire getup needs to be taken out back and shot to shit. The tights…..I can’t.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      Did Zooey Deschanel dress her? I can see that one wearing this.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

        I totally thought Katy Perry as well.

        • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

          I can see her in the colors, but I don’t think she’d go for something so shapelessly covered up.

    • Judy_J

      Holy crap!  I can’t decide which is worse….the blue opaque hose paired with the peep-toe pumps or that gawd-awful bag of a dress.  The only thing that could have made this worse would be wearing PINK peep-toe pumps with the blue hose.  And I’ve seen it done….a woman in my office has sported that combo many, many times.  Lucy should know better.

      • Kayceed

        Is it wrong that I kinda want to see that?

        • Judy_J

          I should take a photo.  She wears a pink Mexican dress paired with blue hose and pink patent leather heels.  It’s quite something to behold.

          • http://twitter.com/Alloyjane Alloy Jane

            That actually sounds pretty awesome.  You mean the dress with the giant skirts that you dance folklorico to?

            • Judy_J

              No, it’s a dress that is also referred to as a Mexican wedding dress or a Oxacan dress…..sort of a shift dress with a square neckline and cap sleeves, heavily embroidered on the sleeves and yoke.  They come in all colors, and are very popular here in Texas.

    • teensmom99

      I think one of my daughter’s friends wore that to the synagogue portion of a bat mitzvah recently . . .or something very like that.  It kind of passes the 13 year old girl in synagogue rule:s sleeves, not too low cut, kind of stylish but cheaply made (which is fine for the evolving teens who don’t need clothes that will last).  Oh no, I must be mistaken because NO ONE WOULD EVER AGREE TO WEAR THAT PATTERN.  Sorry.  I had to shout.  I’m calm now.

      • MoHub

         You obviously haven’t seen the Bat Mitzvah girls who frequent my (Reform) synagogue. They’re all 13 going on 25, and you can almost see the price tags on their clothes, which I’m sure cost more than my entire wardrobe budget for the last 10 years.

        • teensmom99

          Ha!  We get some of those girls, but usually that look is reserved for the party and there’s some semblance of an attempt to keep them covered up.  And I’m thinking of the crowd that frequents Forever 21, Urban Outfitters or Delias which is more what this dress looks like.  At the evening parties, many look 25 at least and I wonder how a 13 year old boy gathers the courage to ask them to dance.
          As to this dress–definitely looks like Forever 21.

    • http://twitter.com/jessicapippin Jessica Pippin

      I mean. At least she’s aging well? 

      • MoHub

         Looks to me as if her face has undergone a massive stretch job. Doesn’t look at all right to me.

    • MilaXX

      I was scrolling down in the hope of at least giving this a passable “meh” until I got to the tight. Lord have mercy, who thought *that* was a good idea for anyone over the age of 6? The shoes are just and additional insult.
      SHEESH! This is bad. Full stop.

    • Judy_S

      At least she looks OK for August, despite actually wearing stockings. 

    • Funkykatt

      I think this is a joke. I think it was done purposely. Mr. Blackwell has been missed and you boys need to fill in for him. 

      • Judy_J

        Yes!  Tom and Lorenzo should pick up Mr. Blackwell’s mantle!  We need a “Worst Dressed List”!

    • http://twitter.com/PinkSith Pink Sith

      Is this a joke? Even I wouldn’t wear this and I shop exclusively at Target and Old Navy.  WTF?

      • mhleta

        Oh honey, I’m 100% sure you could put together a much hipper outfit than this at Target. Michael Phleps’ mother, who worships at the church of Chico’s, looks like an East Village hipster next to mess.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Stockings WITH peep toes.  Oh the horror.  

      • mhleta

        Back in the 90s when I was first married I began shopping at Dress Barn because of budget constraints and because that was what the wifeys were wearing in my very unhip, country-ass suburban subdivision. This is PRECISELY the sort of outfit I had in my closet, but even I wouldn’t have lowered myself to peep toe shoes with tights. This girl needs an intervention.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

          Do you remember the ‘clown suits’ from the early 90s? They were in similar prints to this one, like big one-piece rompers with harem-pant-like legs. I once saw a mother and daughter at the mall wearing matching ones. The dad, who was with them, looked mortified.

          • formerlyAnon

             I would have hit “like” to signify that I remember, but I couldn’t “like” that memory.

            Remember the more ‘stylish’ women would wear those with matching bows in their hair?

            *cringe*

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

              Oooooooh yes. And people thought the 80s were bad, but I would still make a (strong) argument that the early 90s were much worse.

    • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

      I am agog, simply agog, at how horrendous this is.

    • MilaXX

      Wait a minute. She’s promoting a horror movie looking lie she’s auditioning to be the next host of Romper Room? Girl sit down!

      • Funkykatt

        My cousin was on Romper Room. She wore outfits like that, except for the shoes, too.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      I”m pretty sure the way she’s got that bag’s chain wrapped around her wrist, it’s a weapon, and she’s not afraid to use it.

      • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

         That white knuckled grip says it all, really.

    • SewingSiren

      The print on the dress should be little kittens playing with balls of yarn. That would complete the picture for me. Oh and Mary-Jane shoes. That would about do it.

      • blueberrybbait

         I was thinking the same thing. I was slightly disappointed to discover the pattern was so abstract. I mean if the outfit is going to be so bad it might as well go all the way with kittens playing with balls of yarn.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      I seriously thought this was a picture of Catherine O’Hara doing the red carpet for Home Alone, circa 1988 or something…

    • mhleta

      Without this blog I would have long ago been driven clean round the bend by all political yammering scrawled across my facebook page every day. It’s sentences like this that keep me laughing and make me say THANK GOD FOR TOM AND LORENZO! “We’re saying that the presentation of this outfit as a possibility for the night should have resulted in at least one firing and possibly one tear-streaked, whispered  call to 911 from an underling inside a locked closet while you ululated your war cries and looked for a spear.”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=753435337 Brigitte Todd

      She’s so pretty. This outfit is so terrible.

    • Rand Ortega

      Ew.

    • SneakyKitty

      I honestly thought there were little animals or something cute on it, and someone had in fact accidentally purchased scrubs believing it was a dress.  The fact that it appears to be flowers as interpreted by a French kindergarten only makes it slightly better.  Lucy, honey, we criticize because we love you.  

    • janierainie

      I think you just insulted scrubs.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      There is no silhouette–none, I say!–that could have overcome that horrible print.  However, in a flattering solid color and without the blue stockings, it might have worked.

      Also, the shoes are boooooring.

    • Jarethee

      Aw man. Xena’s one of my favorite-ist shows ever, this is breaking my heart to see her like this. Let’s see you back in something vampy and I know you’re a natural blonde, but I still miss the dark hair! Gah! Bad stylist! Bad! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=768540908 Badriya Al-Badi’a

      “Possession” might indeed be the only explanation for how she ended up in that outfit.  It’s painful.

    • Dan_In_NYC

      I don’t know which picture officially accompanies the definition of Scrolldown Fug, but this should be a serious candidate.  Love her from the neck up.  But then goes directly to horrific and, impressively, gets WORSE THAN HORRIFIC as you scroll down.  Blue nylons with peeptoes???  :(

    • jw_ny

      hahaha! 

      This has to make TLo worst of the year list…

      • Celandine1

        This would have to be in the top10! I looked at it and figured she lost a bet .

      • Kayceed

        Definitely a contender.

    • mmc2315

      “……To say this is not your dress is to acknowledge that this is indeed a dress and not an extra-large hospital scrubs top from the pediatric ward paired with dance recital tights and Payless shoes……”
      So funny!  Exactamente!

    • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

      Holy shit. Those tights make her legs look diseased and who the hell wears tights with peep-toes? The dress is shudder-worthy. And yeah, the Sarah Palin hair-do is not helping me at all this morning. Are you SURE this is Lucy Lawless? 

      • julnyes

        Geriatrics wear tights with peep toes and last I checked Lucy Lawless is not 80+ years old.

        This is heinous.

    • l_c_ann

      Two positives:

      It’s not slutty.
      It’s not too tight.

      That’s all I’ve got.

    • http://twitter.com/MandySCG MandyJane

      Blue tights and opened toed shoes? Oh my. 

    • AmeliaEve

      I think I wore that outfit to my cousin’s wedding in 1986. But with pearls and big button earrings.

    • charlotte

      Just because Michelle Williams said she’d wear it, doesn’t mean you have to!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

      Y’know, on some level Lucy here is responsible for this horror show. Even if a “stylist” had “sent over” this getup, I assume she has the free will to refuse it. If I were going to a movie premiere (not that that would happen, but let’s pretend) and this was what I was given to wear, I would find a way to politely refuse it and then find something, ANYTHING, in my closet to wear instead. The pretty dress that I bought on sale at French Connection last spring would do very nicely, thank you.

      Tlo, your assessment is spot-on. This is a scrub top from the pediatric ward, dance recital tights, and Payless shoes.

    • Snailstsichr

      She looks like a deranged children’s author. “And on Thursday Little Bear drank a gallon of Gin and ate Goldilocks. The End.”

      • formerlyAnon

         As dearly as I have loved Little Bear, I would buy that book.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      those scrubs wont get no love from me…….

    • http://twitter.com/urban_gypsy Tess Danesi

      I know I am naive to the ways of celebrity, but can there actually be a stylist, someone paid to create a look that makes an impression (which this does but not in the good way) involved in this horror? If so, off with her head!

      I’ve liked colored tights in the past but colored nylons on adults are just so beyond that I can’t. Why would anyone do this to the fabulous Zena? I sob. 

    • Magatha

      She has to have lost a bet. Nothing else makes sense.

    • Mexxoo

      I wonder if she wore it on a bet?

    • SignLadyB

      My first thought was Eeyore jammies. WTH????!!!

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      The print is a Prada-Monet. From far away, I thought it was going to be the fab rocket/flame/car print from Prada Spring, but up close, it’s just a big ole mess.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1550881905 Hildegerd Haugen

      I actually think she was cute…

    • TaurusKW

      There’s the TLo I love!  You guys were in peak form when writing this post.  Bravo!

    • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

      I think she lost a bet. Or maybe, this is in preparation for Halloween and she’s going as the New Girl. 

    • granddelusion

      What the hell is that print? Smurfs?

      • http://profiles.google.com/jenna.thomasmckie Jenna Thomas-McKie

        That’s what I thought – “Is she wearing SMURFS?”  

    • LaylaSV

      Lucy Lawless is a god damn badass and a TREASURE. I refuse to believe that this could be the result of anything other than blackmail. Or maybe Ambien.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1129137319 Paula Pertile

      The person who thought this was a good idea is still out there … blending in (or maybe not) … be afraid …

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      OMG! Lucy what have they done to you? No one has to be fierce forever, but this is much too drastic a change.
      The Boys are right. Fire the stylists!

    • http://twitter.com/thejuniperlee Juniper Lee

      “To say this is not your dress is to acknowledge that this is indeed a dress and not an extra-large hospital scrubs top from the pediatric ward paired with dance recital tights and Payless shoes. To say this does not work for you is to open up the possibility that this look would work under some other circumstances, which is laughable, to say the least. To say that this look is OUT is to suggest that there was ever a chance that it could be IN.”

      This is some of your best stuff, sirs!  Thanks for keeping us entertained with your poetry and your wit.

    • http://twitter.com/mk_patter Megano!

      That is a tween’s dress, for sure. And styled like a 12 year old too. Honeeeeyyyy!

    • amf0001

      it looks like ugly nurses scrubs… there is no one that could make this work

    • Kate4queen

      Pediatric hospital scrubs-totally!! LOL

    • http://twitter.com/MarfMom Maya

      I….I….I can’t wrap my head around anyone thinking that outfit approached anything like “ok.”

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Holy hell, that’s bad. 

      Now I know, if you take impressionistic flowers and print them large on pink fabric,  you get Rockey the Flying Squirrel jammies.  Things you never suspect until you actually see it.

      Maybe the blue stockings are a political statement of some kind.  Weren’t the abolitionists called bluestockings?  I can’t think of any other reason to wear them.

    • afabulous50

      No one should be wearing this….no one.

    • sk8tfan

      It’s especially tragic when you think that she looked magnificent when she wore (on the rare occasion when she was clothed) the outfits on Spartacus. She should have just raided their wardrobe department, stolen a few of the gorgeous fake necklaces, and called it a day.

    • PeggyOC

      If she ditched the tights and shoes and wore it with some kick ass motorcycle boots, maybe.  For the irony factor.  But as is?  Hideous.  She deserves far better.

    • Call me Bee

      Classic “what was she thinking??!?!” moment. 

    • Candigirl1968

      This is an outfit whose age cutoff is about 15.

    • Tamara Hogan

      Some women should never wear pastels. Lucy Lawless is one of those women.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      I could *maybe* see this on one of the more “cutesy” starlets, like Michele Williams or even Zooey Deschanel. Lucy is of the “fierce” ilk, and there’s nothing fierce about this dress. The tights need to be burned. Agree that the hair and makeup look good. 

    • Anathema_Device

      Oh my god, I laughed so hard at this dress. Just awful. Looks like something from the little kids’ flannel fabric section at Joann’s.

    • Joyce VG

      She’s a grown woman.  She could have said no. She could have stopped it all when presented with blue stockings and black pumps.  She could have said no and she did not.  She did not say no. *sobbing*  Oh Xena…what have they done to you??

      • Magatha

         In wearing this, she may have saved the lives of millions of innocents being held hostage in some alternate universe or pocket dimension. Maybe she had to wear this to save them, and her curse is never being able to explain the truth to us. This is a harsh fate indeed, but possibly noble. “It is a far, far better thing that I wear, than I have ever worn; it is a far, far better post-party presto-change-o that I go to than I have ever earned.” You know. Hey, it’s more plausible than her thinking it was cute. She’s going to take the clothes and stockings and shoes off, drape them over a dummy, and slash them to scraps with her sword. We just won’t ever be able to know this.

        • not_Bridget

          That pocket universe is contained in the purse she’s gripping so tightly.  Millions were saved–at such a cost….

    • CatherineRhodes

      I agree that that is the worst outfit we’ve seen on TLO since the Maggie Gugenhall “nursing home pee” ensemble. Nothing is working.

    • VRuss

      Oh wow… Speechless here.

      She is way too badass to wear such frumpy things! Off with her stylist’s head!

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      what is that print?  it looks like it’s supposed to be something, but when you look up close, it’s nothing.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Flannel nightgown???

    • formerlyAnon

      Ha! My first thought was “PR make-an-outfit-from-scrubs-challenge” and I am just so chuffed that my thoughts followed those of our Fearless Leaders.

    • ojosazules

      Someone is holding her grandmother hostage? She lost a bet? Her 8 year old niece who she just can’t say no to begged to dress her?
      She’s part of a sociology experiment on the effect of inexplicable fashion choices made by celebrities? 

    • unbornfawn

      Truly, I have seen more flattering hospital gowns.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      This looks like a high school first year sewing project in Mrs. Swensen’s class.  Mrs. Swensen had a drinking problem so we all made crap like this while Mrs. Swensen swished her coke can around and said in a husky cigarette ruined voice “dahling honey – it looks just DAHling.”  Holy. Hell.  Someone needs to find Lucy’s stylist and make them wear this for a month.

    • donnaINseattle

      Someone probably already pointed this out, but it is rather appropriate she would wear this to the premier of a movie titled “Possession” (my goodness, there are a lot of “s”es in that word)

    • EEKstl

      Oh. My. Gawd.

    • snarkykitten

      what am I looking at? My brain cannot comprehend what my eyes are seeing.

      or more to the point:
      WHO PUT XENA, WARRIOR PRINCESS, IN THIS TWEE HOT MESS?!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2LIE6ISFQUBIAO7OB6U5TAVXXQ Depot'er

      Looks like one of those things nurses or vets wear to work- with the cutesy animal/cartoon prints on them. Then after work they put on something…nice/decent/attractive and become ‘other’ people (where you turn and go ‘damn girl, what was YOU?’)

      maybe she was picking the kids up at soccer camp after this in the station wagon? and she forgot the necklace made of noodles the 3 year old made for her?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’m simply gobsmacked by this truly awful look.  Lucy, you deserve so much better. In a parallel universe a legion of bad stylists is lying dead with Xena standing astride their lifeless bodies.

    • miagain

      hee hee… haa haa!!

    • MissAnnieRN

      My friends and I used to do this thing where we would go into Contempo (remember that place?) and pick out the most hilarious out of character outfits for each other and die laughing when we came out of the dressing room. That’s exactly the reaction Xena should have had when she saw herself wearing this. I don’t even think Zooey deschanel can pull his off. Blue tights? Wtf?

    • SapphoPoet

      Because I love Lucy Lawless, I’m going to be charitable and assume that all the mirrors were stolen from her house so that she couldn’t see what she looked like before leaving to go to her event. 

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Just hangin’ in her jammies with some purple tights. Beautiful woman, dressed so terribly it sort of boggles the mind. I suppose I should give her points for not choosing the usual celeb terrible — shiny, tight, short, hoochie, revealing — and instead picking a look that shouts That Nice Nurse Who Helped When Little Tommy Wouldn’t Take His Pill.

    • another_laura

      Oh my freaking god, how awful is this look?  Good thing I haven’t had lunch yet.

    • suz72350

      Her dress reminds me of the smocks at my beauty salon. Or maybe a sheet for a toddler’s bed. The fabric is thin and looks cheap. Ack, Lucy, what were you thinking?

    • Trisha26

      Maybe she and/or the stylist were possessed. HA!

      • SRQkitten

        My thought involved someone losing a significant bet, like “wear this wretched outfit or pay UP!”

        Good God. NO.

        srq

    • http://blue-again.myopenid.com/ blue

      Oh my gosh. That looks like the whimsical print tops worn by nurses in a hospital pediatrics wing.

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      maybe she is a Buffalo-Bill-like psychopath and she is wearing Zooey Deschanel, like, literally.

    • BrightsideSusan

      No- that is a toddler defying mommy outfit.

    • guest2visits

      I thought they were pengiuns in mortar boards until TLo graciously zoomed in.
      Instead some kind of equally weird cotton bolls.  It’s all pretty strange. 

    • Coralie Legister

      HOLY. SHIT. NO.

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      The  bag looks cheap

    • NCDFan

      I swear that I thought the print on the dress was little cartoons. And the worst part is one of them was an unflattering rear view.

    • NCDFan

      Maybe this is her punishment for her Greenpeace action?

    • Wanda29

      I’m not sure when blue nylons would ever be appropriate? I mean, it just looks like her legs are frozen or something.

    • http://twitter.com/Mylynka Mylynka

      are those smooshed Peter Rabbits? *cries*

    • Bozhi

      This calls for an intervention.

    • Lisa

      Oh, no.  No no no no no.  I immediately thought “Children’s Ward Hospital Gown”, so I’m glad I”m not the only one.  Just horrible all around!

    • Judih1

      I expect to see this on the 10 top WORST looks of 2012. But then again, I would hate to have to look at this a second time

    • http://twitter.com/eddiecheddar Liz D

      Hospital scrubs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paige-Boerman/670140590 Paige Boerman

      Her expressions in the pictures are fantastic. You can tell that someone is about to be CUT. The second some young up and coming bitch makes a snide remark about the outfit, Xena will be reborn in a shit storm of stilettos and fury.

    • redgauntlet

      She needs to shave her arms.

    • MaryMitch

      I gotta say, the woman is ageless…

    • TheOriginalLulu

      That thing looks like those printed scrubs that the nurses wear in the pediatric unit. 

    • turtleemily

      I could see this working on anyone, say, 12 and under.

    • LocMama

      My first thought was “Why is she wearing an Angry Birds dress?”.  My second thought was “Who did this to Xena?!”.  Now I’m all thought out.

    • kikisayshi

      Yikes!

    • alwaysanswerc

      I’m quite perplexed that her stylist seems to have confused her with Zooey Deschanel.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

      I think I wore this exact same outfit to church youth group in 1994.