IN or OUT: Solange Knowles in Twenty8Twelve

Posted on October 05, 2012

Oh, Miss Solange. From the highest of highs to … this:


Solange Knowles attends the premiere screening of ‘Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007’ at MOMA in New York City.

Twenty8Twelve Felicity Boucle Shorts. Twenty8Twelve Alexon Jacket. Charlotte Olympia London 2012 Pandora Perspex Clutch. Nicholas Kirkwood Printed Satin and Patent-leather Slingbacks.

That’s one half of a great look. Can you guess which half? Because if you can’t, we’re afraid we’re going to have to ask you to leave and only come back after you’ve had your eyes and your taste checked.

Oh, calm down. We’re joking.

The top half? Fabulous! The bottom half? Awkward as hell! Seriously, how much crack do you have to be smoking to think a pair of pink diapers looks hot? She could have paired that top half with ANYTHING ELSE and it would have been an improvement; Daisy Dukes, bell bottoms, granny panties – anything but pink, pleated diapers. Don’t even get us started on that pencil case she’s clutching and the shoes that look like there’s some sort of exotic insect perched on top of each foot.

To us, this is a clear and obvious out, but we’ve found that Miss Solange has her ardent defenders, so we’re giving y’all a chance to mount a credible defense of this look. Let’s hear it, ladies.

Vote Now!


IN! You just don’t understand Miss Solange’s brilliance, bitches!


OUT! Oh, please.

Nicole Kidman’s Mother of the Mother of the Bride dress got an OUT from the kittens who are bitter.


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  • out.
    Her body is completely obliterated by this look, excepting of course, her legs.

    • ecallaw1977

      I agree.  Definitely an OUT, but I’m adding in a YAY SOLANGE!!! just because she goes for it almost every time.  Bound to have some outs among the fierces when you do that.

      •  Oh yes – it’s an OUT but not an Oh Honey No because she is awesome and beautiful and fierce.

  • granddelusion

    Could we PLEASE get you started on the pencil case and the shoes? That’s when it’s most interesting.

    • Sobaika

      Not into this outfit but I wish my pencil case was this fab.

    • Amy Conoly

       I feel like the clutch looks like a very nice clutch that is still in the anti-theft plastic casing that normally gets removed at the register. She just had to have it and couldn’t wait for the cashier to remove it. Otherwise, I think it’s nice.

      • carolynmo

        Thank you! Exactly what I was thinking!

  • Can I declare Twenty8Twelve OUT and let Solange off the hook? 

    • I second that!

    • It’s Sienna Miller’s clothing line, right? Nuff said.

  • tereliz

    Ugh. Oh, honey, no.

  • curiouserandcuriousest

    I usually like her style & I can deal with the accessories (kinda love the clutch). But those are some bad bad shorts. OUT.

    • Shoelover1512

      I’m liking the clutch too!

      • MilaXX

         I like the clutch as well, just not with this outfit.

  • Oh, just . . . no. OUT.

  • Those shorts look like a pink, zippered diaper. Do I need to say “out”?

  • Why is someone even making those shorts?  They are a crime against my vision.  Out.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    OUT. And I think look has inspired a new diaperwear pose: legs spaced really far apart as to not encounter too much excess fabric.

    • Wendi126

      No need for the crossed leg gotta pee pose when wearing a diaper

  • charlotte

    Out. And she isn’t even attending the premiere of “Stars in Shorts” like that other gal recently, so there is no room for misunderstanding.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Out.  What a shame.  She was doing so well.  I do however, love the jacket.

  • mjude


  • BazoDee

    OUT! Even the top half is out and it is miles better than the bottom half. That is not her shade of pink, the lipstick clashes, her make-up looks flat overall. She actually desperately needs some earrings. 
    The shorts should just be burnt -not even in Chloe Sevigny’s wheelhouse of crazy. 

  • newleaf1

    Oh dear oh dear. From awesome to cracktastic in one outfit.

  • PeaceBang

    Ugliest shade of pink I’ve seen in many a year. But she’s still a cool babe. OUT.

  • Dot

    I have to wonder if those shorts have snaps up the crotch, for easy diaper-change access.

  • GTrain

    Really cute clutch, but OUT.

  • dress_up_doll

    Boucle shorts? — enough said.

  • ojosazules

    It’s a good thing she wore those distracting shoes. 

  • LinXGUA

    But i also hate the combination of the cute pink jacket with the horrible turtle neck -stuff-!
    So Out!
    And what’s up with the make up?

  • Janet B

    That pink is not flattering her at all.


  • poggi

    This is an easy one.  Out.  Whoever told her this looked good is either  a) significantly visually impaired   b) someone with a vested financial interest in Twenty*Twelve   or c) very, very mean.  

  • Judih1

    Hurts my eyes to look at it. Just the Barbie pink color alone is enough to get my eyes twitch. Each piece individually (yes even the diaper shorts and insect shoes) could have worked it paired with something else.  But put them all together and you get one hot mess – NOT the edgy look she was going for.

    And shorts in October in NYC? Are you guys having a heat wave there? 

  • ghopping

    I honestly think the real problem here is the turtle neck sweater. The proportions would completely change if she didn’t have that, and obvi the shoes need to go. But the blazer and shorts are cute.

  • Little_Olive

    Those shorts HAVE DOT to have been made as a joke. I can imagine the designers laughing in the workroom and placing bets on who would fall for high waisted, folded at the hips, fug baby pink shorts. 

    And I don’t think the top would have made it either. That jacket is not pretty and has nothing to do with that top underneath. 

    The pencil case is just to round up the random fugliness of the entire thing. 

     Shit, this made me cranky. 

  • MissAnnieRN

    Diaper shorts.  Who in their right mind can design something that looks like that?  There is so much WTF going on here, it’s hard to believe that failure could happen from the designer to the stylist all the way down to the starlet.

    Actually, in my line of work, that’s usually how mistakes happen.  It’s not the failure of one person, it’s a failure of a series of checks and balances that’s at least 4 or 5 people deep.  So in that sense, I guess this is equivalent.

    Diaper shorts?  REALLY?  I feel like that’s akin to giving 12.5mg of digoxin instead of .125mcg.  Nursing humor.  Someone will get it.

  • gabbilevy

    Ouch, but I kinda love the shoes. And I’m not into giant frippery on shoes (or anything else, actually).

  • claudemtl777

    There is NO WAY those short can look not stupid

  • julnyes

    Everyone has their bad days and this is one for Ms. Knowles. I like the jacket and the clutch; but the makeup is wrong (foundation is too light and that lip color is harsh), the shorts and shirt are hideous. The shoes are not horrid, but do not go with this outfit. So OUT.

  • Kimbolina

    I usually like what she wears, but OUT.  Shoes are ugly.  Shorts are ugly.  Love her hair but hate it with the turtle neck, it looks like everything is closing in on her face.

  • Aly Light

    OUT, and I also happen to think that color isn’t all that hot on her, and the jacket looks like a sloppy mess. And turtle necks are not her friend. And I don’t like it.

    • DeGuz

      Agree. The color is retched on her. O to the UT.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    i think those “shorts” pretty much epitomise the concept of fashion victim…which is unfortunate as Solange has been doing so well as of late…OUT like a dirty diaper

  • Rand Ortega

    Diaper Grannies? Hiddy.
    Love Solange & snaps for taking a risk. But you should know certain trend are trends for a reason. Mere gimmicks to catch the eye.
    Bag & shoes are gorge!

  • PinkLemon

    Get rid of the shorts, give me the bag, switch the shoes. Otherwise OUT.

  • OUT. Although I kind of love the clutch. 

  • warontara

    All the way out! Even without the horrific shorts, this it not her shade of pink.

  • Could you make an uglier pair of shorts if you tried?  “Let’s make them big and floppy!  And fold them like an odd diaper!  Yes, and an exposed zipper! Oh, and Pepto Bismol pink will finish the look!”

    Obv, out.

  • Bozhi

    Out.  Why are we seeing so many shorts showing up in October?   These are really ugly.  I think the shoes would have worked with a skirt or slacks.  That clutch does not work at all. 

    Those shorts are so incredibly ugly.

  • alyce1213

    A misstep from Solange. Horrible in every way.  OUT

  • mmc2315

    As much as it pains me to say this about my girl crush Solange Knowles, OUT. 

    I think I’ll run off now and look at her awesomeness in past posts.

  • kaycem



  • Hydra_D

    If only the shorts were black… 

  • she looks like some kind of vajayjay… (i don’t know much about that stuff thought)

  • Joy

    Pink diapers on an adult: can’t be anything but OUT.

  • So far OUT. No one over the age of 24 months looks okay in a diaper. And this, this is a designer diaper. Awful.

    I’ll take that clutch even if it does look like a pencil case but I am obsessed with the Union Jack. I can’t even explain why.

  • Oh, look, she stopped by Project Runway during the avant garde design day. Darling… OUT

  • Sam Corbett

    Luv huh and her new music video/single are amazing (vintage Moschino! Congolese dandies in South Africa!), but this is, sadly, an out. More for the turtleneck than the diaper, oddly enough.

  • Jangle57

    Gee, they run ads for adult diapers to show that you can’t notice when you are wearing them under even the tightest of dresses and then someone designs something that looks like that’s exactly what you are wearing, and even worse, she wears them!  I guess you can fool some of the people some of the time.  And the shoes are ugly to infinity and beyond.  OUT OUT OUT

  • Anathema_Device

    Out. In total agreement on the top half really working well. The shorts are laughably bad, as are the shoes. I mean, I actually laughed out loud as I scrolled down.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Matchy-matchy even though neither the pattern, nor that shade of pink flatter her, and the clutch is the complete wrong choice with the look. OUT.

  • karena10

    Absolutely out.  Shorts and a matching jacket are never in (except maybe for the most sporty of sportswear type of outfit). I kind of like the shoes, but I don’t know what they would go with.

  • random_poster

    Out.  Are she and Chloe “Muffy” using the same stylist?

  • Sara__B

    Diaper shorts are always OUT.  But keep taking risks and having fun with fashion, Solange. Just no more diaper shorts!

  • Judy_J

    So very OUT.  Seriously….diaper shorts?  And those things on her feet look like clown sandals.

  • Srw27

    Those shorts make her look like she’s wearing a diaper. OUT

  • OUT.

    but you guys should all check out her new video, which is fabulous!

  • Joyce VG

    Anybody who can wear a pink diaper and have an expression that says “oh yeah…I wore it” is ok with me! But seriously though…OUT. 

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I was going to say that she was dressed like her own grandmother until I got to her pink short-shorts, then I considered the Knowles family and decided it was a still an accurate description. OUT.

  • EEKstl

    OUT!  Oh, please indeed.  Although I guess technically, if we wanted to be fair and give the top half an IN  it would just be an O with half a U, but I’m splitting hairs here.  OUT.

  • Judy_S


  • stagmania


  • You have got to be kidding me with those shorts. OUT

  • Mary_Shelley

    Out – the top looks like something my great Aunt would wear and the bottom looks like something no one would wear.  Yikes!

  • DylanCurtis


  • Wellworn

    Those pink shorts will be what Elle Woods wears in the old age home.

  • lalahartma

    In!  LOl. I mean it. 🙂

  • ChelseaNH

    Um, the hair is fierce?  That’s all I got.  So, OUT (from the waist down).

  • Out for shorts – isn’t it Fall up in NYC now?
    In for the REST

  • A B

    That “suit” is hideous–I can’t think of anyone who would look good in it.  Besides the diaper vibe I can’t stand that the inseam of the shorts is so low–blech.

  • Dhammadina

    Eeeek.  Out. 

  • SistaT

    I love Solange, but I cannot be okay with that clutch or those shorts, under any circumstances.  I will, however, defend the shoe to you.  I think they’re awesome.

  • jw_ny

    agreed…clearly OUT!

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    i was reading some book about string theory physics or some shit.  basically the universe has weird properties that scientists are just now figuring out, stuff like dimensions folding back in on themselves and adjusted viewpoints on concepts of infinity and eternity.  i remember reading some piece in it that hypothesizes, the universe doesn’t really have an end or edge — it is is such that if a spaceship starts out going in one direction, in a couple dozen billion years it will come back from the other direction.  

    with all that out of the way, this is so far past crazyland that it has boomeranged back to in.

    when bey fucks up, she goes from fierce to tacky.

    when sol fucks up, she goes from fierce to crazy.  

    wow, i think i just quantified and put into words why i like fierce bitches like the sol here, SWINTON, the sev, courtney love.  i especially love bai ling.

    • holdmewhileimnaked

      i think about this all the time. the universe stuff, i mean, not bai ling. i’ve occasionally thought about bai ling, true, &, if i am as completely honest as i ever am, i have actually forced my friend who knows even less of contemporary pop culture than do i, to think about bai ling [who is this, um, who, bai– bai leen? she asked me. i think that was the year she won fug madness. BL, i mean, not my friend]. anyway. anyway, having nothing [&, in a way, everything] to do w/ these people but everything [in both ways] to do w/ yr post, i gotta ask you in case you know–cos nobody i asked knew:

      that the universe is a billion year boomerang is all fine & well & good & certainly somewhere between possible & probable, you know, i can live w/ that. it’s fine. okay. but, be that as it may, have they ever figured out, or even properly theorized, what exists beyond the universe?

      that is the question. to be or not to be is, at least for me, an easier answer. it just changes a lot.

      anyway, did they answer that one in the article you read? or have you read any theories elsewhere?

      sign me,
      weary but curious

  • momogus

    OUT OUT OUT OUT. I hate shorts on the RC, let alone diapers.

  • I like the clutch.

  • I love her so much and appreciate that she took a risk but OUT. Pink diapers. Just out. Always out.

  • Jessi03

    Out.  Those shorts are ridiculous.

  • yulaffin

    Pink diapers!  Bwahaaha!

  • It’s an OUT for me, because I know that Miss Solange can do SOOO much better.

    Even if the shorts didn’t have that unfortunate diaper detailing, I think this could have worked, but alas, that’s a huge flaw. 

  • Beardslee

    Out out out.  I wanted to lay her on my children’s old changing table. Pink diapers, indeed.  And the shoes need to make a noise like a hoop and roll away.

  • TSkot

    FUGLY!  Head to toe.  (Top half!?  Shudder!)    OUT OUT OUT

  • Snailstsichr

    I’m sure this is just a joke that the Daddies put here so we would like the day’s pretty even more in comparison … right?  Cuz cake tastes even better if you have eaten your broccoli.
    Just a theory. On the off hand that this isn’t a joke, I’ll give it an OUT.

  • l_c_ann


    To the reasons so brilliantly listed above AND below, add the front exposed zipper. In clashing brass finish.  On pink tape (probably custom woven and costs more than my car).  WTF.

  • Diapers….. diapers…. diapers…. OUT.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    OUT.  That diaper, as well as the shoes, are tragic.

  • chelwi

    OUT. Not loving that shade of pink on her either.

  • kimmeister


  • MzzPants

    OUT.  Pink diaper indeed.

  • OUT. And honestly, that jacket not flattering either.

  • jmorino08

    OUT! Those shorts are a crime against humanity!

  • OUT. 

    There, that took all of 10 seconds.

  • Trisha26

    Out. I said “pink diapers” before I’d even scrolled down. My day is complete I’m “at one” with TLo.

  • demidaemon

    OUT. Pink diaper shorts. That is all.

  • CurbGirl

    Is this from Heidi’s baby line?

  • samo_samo

    I love Miss Solange…she’s fierce with a capital F. This look, however, is OUT…top and bottom half.  To me that jacket reads church-lady- on-Easter-Sunday. It’s very matronly. I kinda like the shoes on her.

  • MilaXX

    I love Solange, but even I can’t defend this look. The only things I like are the jacket and top, everything else needs to go. Even her lipstick clashes.

  • OUT! Can’t get with the pink diapers, but as a previous commenter says, she goes for it.

  • unbornfawn

    Whew! I picked the correct half. I can stay!  OUT. Those shorts are a disaster.

  • Monabel

    I’ll take the insect shoes.

  • lesmaha

    ugh. pink. out.

  • DebbieLovesShoes

    I immediately thought “pink diapers” as well. 

  • Contralto

    There aren’t enough ways to say OUT.

  • crash1212

    OUT. Not sure how anybody with eyes could vote otherwise. Upper half – quite stylish…bottom half – oy.

  • L.


  • frannyprof

    Out. Those shorts look like a big pink vagina-diaper.

  • formerlyAnon

    Out. Cannot defend. Shoes woulda been brilliant with the top half outfit had it continued down below the belt, FWIW.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    you know what? i was astonished at those pink diaper shorts, just astonished. i mean, not in the way one might be if suddenly a meteor or an astroid or a spaceship or a star or a car or another planet or something all of a sudden flew out of space & hit our wonderful world. not like that. but in a horror of pink diaper shorts kinda way. so i clicked on yr link there to assure myself that they were, indeed, real.

    of course i found out there were, of course, virtually sold out & only two–yes, thats two [2] of them left on sale & both of those were size six. after mini-marvelling i thought i was done w/ them forever. but no. cos theyve been advertised to me almost continually since. they have hit my cookiestream. who knows when they will be flushed away.

    cos, you know, when i did my two second looksee? was several hours ago. you’d think theydve stopped by now. maybe they have, maybe i’ve just keep too many windows open all at once & theye seized their everlovin diaper bottomed moment & have since bottomed out w/o my recognizing it. tis but to dream, you know?

    otoh, if you wanna em you may have to, as was once said all over the six or eight or eleven channels [i think it was eleven, actually, including PBS] of late night television: ACT NOW! cos if eight hours ago there were but two available there may be but none left now. not in any size. see what comes from procrastination?

    otoh, maybe the folks at– who were they? hang on, i’m sure theyre somewhere amid the ethesphere, advertising them to me now, i just gotta check tabs –okay, it’s, TADA, shopbop–maybe the good cyberpeople over at shopbop, in all their collective sartorial wisdom, decided that since theyve had such a remarkable run on them theyve been re-orded in all sizes for all of you fashion diaper forward types out there. who can know?

    now me, cos i dont always have common sense, i think when a second chance for something you desperately wanted but were unable to get, well, you need to take it. so for every mid-high-end pink crepe sorta kinda well folded hotpants lover amongst us, for once this may be yr time. maybe.

    in other news, i really like the nudibranch shoes. really. just not here. they clash, you know, w/ the abovenoted. in spirit, too.

    edited cos disqus really loves to eat linebreaks. & add links. i think it’s the adding of the links that causing the eating of the linebreaks [cos it thinks i’m adding code & is expecting solid code, but nope] & i dont always catch it in time.

    • oh holdmewhileimnaked i’ve been missing your commentary.  never change.

      • holdmewhileimnaked

        thank you.
        it has been such a crazily hard year that i get lost sometimes.

  • DCSheehan

    In. Not great but far from awful.

  • You know, it’s funny, just last week, I was telling my boyfriend how Beyonce has this sister named Solange (he’s not a fashion or real big celeb person, so while he knows who Beyonce is, he had no idea she has a sister), and that she’s a zillion times more fashionable and gorgeous and unique than Beyonce.  And then she had to show up in this?  Nooo, not good – on anyone else it wouldn’t be quite as bad, but because she does have such great style, it’s a miss for her.

  • Vickiefantastico

    Sorry, I think it’s horrendous from the top to the bottom. In fact, that’s one of the worst looks I’ve seen on here. I don’t even know where to begin on what’s wrong with it. OUT OUT OUT

  • bringbackbeatles

    I don’t like any of it. It’s like those clothes weren’t designed for a human. That zipper down the front of the pink pleated, longer in the middle, thick diaper shorts is just making things worse. I think the jacket could have been great, but it has such think material and those pleats on top of it that it kind of splays out around her boobs and ends up looking frumpy. The shoes with one black and white print, the top with another, and a clear plastic clutch with the british flag inside are just too much. I can’t help, but liking clutch with something else though. She is gorgeous and has an amazing body, if she can’t pull this off, who can?

  • SannyDee

    Girl, that is not your diaper…OUT!!

  • quiltrx

    OUT.  Not flattering and just WEIRD.  I do love that she takes risks, but she really should have deployed ye olde full-length mirror this time!

  • out!

  • OUT. first words out of my mouth were ‘oh god, diaper pants’…then I noticed the rest of the outfit..

  • TieDye64

    OUT. For me what works are the accessories. That clutch is fun as hell. The diaper shorts, not so much.

  • KathKo

    Girl should have paired the top and the jacket with a pair of skinny jeans and kickass boots.

  • ccm800

    out for the pink lipped short. 

  • Out. Diapers. Uck!

  • CatherineRhodes

    Can I give her an IN on the basis of her ultra fabulous hair alone?

  • Lovin’ it!  From head to toe … Solange has style.

  • librarygrrl64

    OUT. Those shorts are an abomination.

  • Is judging still open on this? I had a busy weekend!
    Oh, please. OUT.

  • The words boucle and shorts should never be next to one another.  Adding the words pink & pleated just sweeten the disaster.  That said, girlfriend is fierce even if she makes mistakes sometimes…