Kristin Chenoweth in Nanette Lepore

Posted on October 18, 2012

At first glance, we were happy to see Miss Kristin’s outfit. Because the little lady is literally a little lady – she’s like 4′ 10″- she’s always had a hard time finding the correct style of clothes for herself and she veers between wearing things that are a little too sexy-sexy and wearing things that make her look like a preacher’s wife. So this perfect little pink frock, from a distance, looked like exactly the right balance to strike.


Kristin Chenoweth attends “Toast To Survivors” For Breast Cancer Awareness Month event in New York City in a Nanette Lepore dress paired with Christian Louboutin sandals.

Christian Louboutin ‘Pluminette’ Sandal

Then she picked out her accessories from the Barbie aisle at Toys R’ Us. Oh, Kristi. Why do you do this to us?

For the record, we think those shoes – and POSSIBLY that clutch – could work in different circumstances, but not on a doll-sized woman in a little pink dress. Sweetie, we’re begging you: hire a stylist. Hire a little person stylist! Are there such things? There should be. We picture really bossy 4-foot women driving around L.A. and barking into their phones at Karl Lagerfeld to GET THOSE ALTERATIONS MADE NOW!

THAT is a reality show we’d watch the shit out of.


[Photo Credit: Getty,]

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  • Is the clutch something to do with the event? That would maybe be a pass. I hate those shoes though. The look like clipped poodles.

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Clipped poodles who have mated with molting birds.

      • Designers who make ridiculous looking ankle breakers should be forced to wear them for a minimum of four hours while walking a minimum of 0.25 miles.

    • Aly Light

      I didn’t even realize it was a clutch at first– I thought she was holding a rolled-up newspaper, or a giant novelty program or something.

      • ballerinawithagun

        My thought also!

      • emcat8

        I thought it was a sign, like those cards the drivers hold up at the airport for clients!

    • SignLadyB

      That was my first thought also–it looks very fight breast cancer-ish (that’s a good thing, by the way). If not, le sigh, as well as the shoes.

    • YoungSally

      The clippings from poodles….no poodles should be harmed to make those shoes.

  • Sobaika

    She looks cute! I partly feel bad for her because as a fellow not-quite-5-footer it’s hard to get things to fit properly, but she has the bank account to make it happen. If it hasn’t been such a noticeable problem for Shakira and Kylie Minogue, why has it been for Cheno?

    • eowyn_of_rohan

      Agreed.  I’m 4’10” and know the challenges inherent for dressing at that height, but Cheno really could do so much better.

    • kimmeister

      I didn’t realize Shakira was that petite!

      • We saw her at a party one time and she is shockingly tiny. We had no idea.

        • kimmeister

          IMDb says she’s 5’2″.  I guess it’s the larger-than-life persona that deceives!

  • That dress really is super cute on her. It’s a shame about the accessories (which I doubt I would be on board with in any context), but this is a silhouette she should wear more often.

  • oh Kristin!!!!! How could you wear possibly the most ridiculous pair of shoes on earth with that?  Its the sprouting feathers that really knock them into Absurdistan

    • shirab

      Thank you for Absurdistan. I’ll try to use that somewhere today.

      • Sobaika

        It’s a great book, check it out if you get the chance!

    • Little_Olive

      Yes! The poofy balls I could have done with -they go with Kristin’s persona. The astray feathers I thought were remains of duct tape used to mark the spot. 

      I’m totally working Absurdistan into the conversation for my lunch right now. Oh yeah. 

  • Janet B

    I would have loved to have those shoes for my Barbie.

  • Those shoes are ridiculous. Reeeeeeeediculous. 

  • charlotte

    Barbie! Your shoes are alive!

  • aristida_girl

    Oh my god those shoes are adorable! They would be so cool on the right person (HBC?), but are a bit much for the diminutive KC… The clutch should go to the nearest 13 year old…

  • Miss_Led

    Pink seems to be trending!
    TLo, would you be willing to critique (bitch about) the FLOTUS and FLOTUS wanna-be pink dresses from the debates? 🙂

    • MilaXX

      I thought that was for Breast Cancer month. I actually liked both looks.

    •  Off topic, but I agree with MilaXX – I read somewhere that they both wore pink in support of breast cancer awareness month. I think what was more surprising was that they happened to both wear the exact same shade of pink. But they both looked lovely.

    •  No, we’re steering well clear of FLOTUS posts until the election is over. Things are just a bit too hyperpolitical at the moment.

      • Miss_Led

         Understood- thanks for responding!

      • Good idea.

  • I adore Cheno, I have even read her “book,” so I’m talking superfan. But you’re right, hire a tiny gal stylist, stat! The hair is tragic, and I know she has thin hair – you can see the line of demarcation between the ashy blonde real hair and the butter color of the extensions. Go shorter, like it was for a while on Pushing Daisies (oh laws, don’t get me started on the beloved, lost PD). The dress is cute and she is fine in the bright fun colors, I’d keep the clutch but lose the French poodle shoes. She deserves to look perfect all the time! 

    • filmcricket

      Yes, I always thought that bob she had on S1 of PD was super-flattering to her. She should unleash her inner Roxie Hart/Velma Kelly and go 20s with it for a while.

      Those shoes are just tragic. The only person who could wear those is Jennifer Coolidge’s character from Best In Show.

    • MilaXX

       PD was the perfect Cheno vehicle. I miss that show.

      • tereliz

        I know, right? She breaks into “Hopelessly Devoted” and at first you’re like “huh?” And then she’s dancing with the dog and singing over the guy with his headphones buffing the floor and you’re completely won over. God, I loved that show. 

  • BrooklynBomber

    That dress really is perfect for her (including the color), though it’s a bit tennis dressy, making the shoe choice even worse.

  • julnyes

    that dress looks amazing on her and I am also saddened by the poor deployment of accessories.

  • I could deal with the clutch if the shoes were more,uh, grown up? They’re ridiculous. From the ankles up she looks pretty – great dress. I heart her.

  • Such a cute dress with such tacky accessories and hair extensions.

  • mjude

    i think she is adorable but dear god those shoes look hooker slippers to me.

  • miagain

    Oh hell, I think she looks cute.  And for some ridiculous reason, I like her shoes… and I hate high heels as a rule.  

  • MilaXX

    The dress and bag are Not her Looks. There is nothing wrong wrong with women of a certain age wearing pink or pastels, but on tiny little Kristin, this just comes across as too precious, in another color, I would love this. I might even like it if it was accessorized better. Then we have the bag that no one over 15 should carry unless they are in drag. The shoes are kinda fab, but not for this look.

    • lovelyivy

       Seriously though. This dress is waaaaay too young for her, as presented and with those accessories. It makes her look both harder and older than she generally does- which is sad because she’s beautiful, talented and fabulous as hell. This does not come across when she wears an outfit my 12-year old cousin would say was too babyish.

      • MilaXX

        The pink is a bit infantilizing on her, but I wonder if it was accessorized better if it would work.

        • lovelyivy

           I think it could- a shoe in a contrasting color and a fabulously sophisticated clutch, along with some great jewelry (those earring are full on Barbie in the 80’s) could have made a world of difference IMO.

  • It’s a cute little dress, and I love the shoes – just not WITH the dress. And the clutch looks like it belongs to a 13-year-old.

    ETA: I’m glad she got rid of (or toned down) the ratty hair extensions that she’d been sporting. They always looked cheap to me.

  • alyce1213

    Gosh, I wish she’d tone down her hair (color, extensions) and makeup (heavy eyes, shiny lips). She’s a pretty woman with a killer voice, but she always looks so cheap and tacky. This dress is much nicer than what she usually wears.

    • littlemac8

      I know, her makeup, etc. looks like she’s trying to play to the last row in the theatah, darling!  Not good for this occasion.  And I love her.  Can’t believe that big voice comes out of that tiny lady!

  • afabulous50

    I think designers are f’ing w/people when they make shoes like that.  I think they want to see the idiot that would buy/wear them.

    • I guess they could work on Dita von Teese – it all comes down to attitude.

      • MilaXX

         That’s the thing. All of these pieces could work on the right person, with the right outfit, even that bag. It’s just all together that  they don’t work.

  • Judy_J

    I loved it till I scrolled down and saw those shoes.  Oh, Kristin!

  • voter1

    Cute dress, but the pink is a bit too girlish.  Maybe in a dark color – like green or even black – it might have made her look less twee.  The shoes look like they belong in a brothel. With a teddy.

  • Violina23

    Love Kristin, Love the dress, HATE HATE HATE the clutch

  • If you find a little person stylist, please let me know.

  • Judy_S

    The dress is so perfect that I think she should have a pass on the shoes. They are ridiculous, and I suppose they would only go with some kind of sleekly elegant gown that would ironize them, but there is something human about the desire to wear them anyway. 

  • SapphoPoet

    The dress is cute. I didn’t realize that she was carrying a clutch–thought it was a set of flash cards, or something. NO to pompoms and feathers on shoes.

  • Cathy S

    I hate pink but I love that dress. The poodles on her feet are horrible though. And her clutch is almost as long as she is tall. How does she carry that thing?

  • Incidentally, I caught her last night in the Good Wife (S04E01) where she plays an interviewer. She wore a yellow jacket in a curry tone, with a high, pointed collar, and even my husband, who neither can be bothered with nor has a clue on fashion, remarked on how well the look worked for her. I’d describe it as power dressing without overpowering her. I wish she could translate some of the vibe of her role into her real life appearances.

    • MilaXX

       yes she was very seriously injured

  • twocee

    From a distance it looks like Tribbles are trying to eat her feet.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Sweet enough to make your teeth decay.

  • jilly_d

    That is a great dress and a scroll-down fug if I ever saw one.  *I miss Pushing Daisies*

  • MoreShoes

    I really like the background: Moms and Martini 🙂

  • I think she needs Edna Mode from “The Incredibles”!! 

    Don’t think the shoes are SO TERRIBLY awful, except for the feathers.  I know the idea of altering a pair of Louboutins is heretical but I’d have pulled off the feathers & just left the maribou… least that would have gotten rid of the molting effect.  The purse is just plain bad.

  • Mike Owens

    She looks like a PSA flight attendant. 

  • librarygrrl64

    Those shoes are ridiculous. :-/

  • $34630122
  • I believe my mother once made a version of that dress for me when I was in middle school.  Only it wasn’t pink, because I loathe pink.

  • foofy_attorney

    What about Edna Mode from The Incredibles? 

  • Eva_baby

    The idea of the shoes and the look of them, sans feet, are exactually quite interesting.  However they lose it when someone actuqally put them on.  They look stupid actually.

    Re Kristin CHenowith:  She is on my “I just don’t the the appeal list’ which is just the  lazy, can’t-be-bothered stepped-down version of my ‘Irrational Dislike’ list.

  • tereliz

    Ugh. Those shoes should never set foot past the boudoir door. In fact, leave them in the closet with your maribou trimmed peignoir set where they belong.

  • mellieTX

    As a petite woman I was told I should never ever wear a shoe with an ankle strap.  I have always adhered to that rule and believed it to be a universal truth for us shorties.  Is that not true???

  • Fembot.

  • Now I am picturing Edna Moonsoon giving orders.

  • mhleta

    Those shoes would be just the thing to make a basic LBD say, “Meow!” but they don’t work with this dress, which really says “day time.” The purse is indeed very Barbie, and rather obnoxious. Love this dress and color on her.

  • Fordzo

    I’m so glad just to SEE her in public, I don’t care what she’s wearing! I was so worried after her injury because she seemed to hiding.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I want that dress.

  • n a

    LOL- if she gets a little person stylist she could be the leader of the rest of us shorties! 

  • neofashionista

    I would call this scroll down fug the dress adorable and it does suit her the shoes no oh no especially not for someone who if more rapidly approaching middle age than they are tweendom

  • neofashionista

    while i used to love her she is beginning to inspire irrational hatred in me in that she tries to hard to be something she is not a little like Lea Michelle…. she panders

  • B_C_J

    The dress is lovely. The color is fun. Her hair and makeup are fine.  The purse I can live with.  The shoes are HIDEOUS, HEINOUS  and ATROCIOUS!

  • those shoes are from the “fuck me barbie” collection.

  • turtleemily

    I’m not sure shoes are supposed to make me think of Truffula trees.

  • AtticWife


  • tinyredlocks

    I would totally watch the shit out ouf that show with you, TLo.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Oh her hair.  Again I must be on a hair jag because hers is too thin and unhealthy to be that length.  It needs to be cut about six inches and left the HELL alone.  For a year.

  • guest2visits

    Even though the shoes are kind of cute and funny – they look as horrendous as the clutch in this instance.
    I’m trying to picture what the shoes might actually be good with, besides a film noire black negligee-nighty….

  • The shoes are precious as hell. Yeesh!

  • Why does she always do this?  Pink pink, pouffy, etc.  She’s like the Mariah Carey of Broadway singers.  If she were my doll, I’d dress her in a shorter haircut, probably a honey blonde, and if she insisted on pink, it would be a grayish pink, not this Malibu pink.  There comes a point when you have to start to dress like an adult.  Usually when you can’t stand up straight for the first hour after you wake up, lol.