WERQ: Dita Von Teese

Posted on October 17, 2012

There is nothing for us to say.


Dita Von Teese leaves the ‘Wendy Williams Show’ studio in New York City.


Bow down, peasants.


[Photo Credit: Felipe Ramales/PacificCoastNews.com]

    • MilaXX

      I saw this. She was fab and gave good talk.

      • FashionShowAtLunch


      • Sobaika

        On my bucket list is to be in a live studio audience, preferably Wendy Williams or Jon Stewart.

        • MilaXX

           I do want to try for Wendy tixs and tixs to the Chew. I’ve been to a few live tapings. It’s fun, but makes for a long tiring day. Mostly because you have to cue up to get in even with tickets.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12801074 Brett Hulst

           I went to a taping of Wendy Williams earlier this year. It was a lot of fun. She is very funny and is nice to the audience… worth a trip if you are in NYC.

      • formerlyAnon

         My first thought was “Gotta find this & watch it.” Because I can imagine that D. von T. and Ms Williams could generate some interesting chat.

        • MilaXX

           It was fun and she gave Wendy instructions on how to dance with the feather fans.

    • GorgeousThings

      Hmmmm, I don’t know. Yes, she looks great, but the pulling at the hips, and the weirdness of the bow on her right clavicle detract from her normal perfection.

      • kschwarting

        While I bow down to Dita in general, I agree that there is a mild fit issue with the skirt–it looks like it is pooching a bit just below the bottom of the jacket.

      • B_C_J

         The gathering or pulling at the hips may be a product of the extremely narrow skirt.  In the third photograph where she is autographing a photo, the skirt is not pulling and she is clearly standing still.  The  other photos appear to have caught her in motion – hence the pulling. However, I think she still looks amazing.  The gloves add a degree of glamour, femininity and power that only she can pull off.

    • Tracy_Flick

      She’s gorgeous and striking as always. But isn’t this look a bit… on the nose?

      And her shoes are too big. 

      • kimmeister

        So are her sunglasses (on the nose). *rimshot*

      • Paigealicious

         The shoes look too big, but I heard somewhere that a lot of times the woman’s foot will get sweaty and slide forward in the shoe, thus leaving that gap there. That’s also why you’ll sometimes see toes protruding over the front of an open-toed heel on the red carpet.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PVIY3NBCZJAJNFWDBCWG2DMKL4 Jen R

          And that’s why you get those shoe inserts which are supposed to pad the ball of the foot but really just keep your foot from sliding forward. She can’t help but slide in those – look how high her foot is arched.

    • jenuwefa

      What’s the deal with her shoes?  They’re two sizes too big!  But otherwise she looks fantastic…as always.

      • halleygee

        There’s no way she could walk in those without them falling right off her feet.

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

        I think it’s just that the heels are so high her feet are scrunching up into the toe box.  Gravity and all that.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

        I suspect it’s meant to display the cuban heel detail on her stockings.

    • Stubenville

      Everything old is new again?

    • j_anson

      Yup, she… is very good at doing that look.

    • Laurie Bergman

      Near perfection; the ill-fitting shoes give me a bit of the sads. The suit, the gloves, the sunglasses, the hair and makeup are pure Glamourous Bitch 101.

    • FashionShowAtLunch

      Yep, I gasped.  The gloves and the glasses are really making this look. 

      I’m assuming those are separates? I would actually wear this outfit to work, minus the gloves and glasses. And probably with some shorter heels.  Everything she wears is endowed with such fierceness, even when it’s something that could be construed as office-appropriate.

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

         If more of us wore leather gloves to work, the world would be a better place. (Bring your riding crop while you’re at it.) :-)

        • FashionShowAtLunch

          Ha! word.

    • Rand Ortega

      I’m bowed. She’s our Betty Page w/out the tragedy. What a knockout. Anyone know the dress she’s wearing? Or should I say, gracing?

    • http://www.facebook.com/fiddlecub Kevin VanOrd

      Maybe some of the BKs can offer some information on this because I am unsure myself, but do certain shoes require you to choose between toe cleavage and too much room for the heel? Dita has a lot of room back there–but if she went a size smaller, I wonder if she would have that her toe-cracks showing. 

      • MilaXX

         I think toe cleavage really depends on the cut/style of shoe. personally I have never minded toe cleavage, but I cannot deal with shoes gaping in the back.

        • mjude

          can not take gaping shoes.  i am shocked that her shoes dont fit. 

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      I can’t help but thinking that if it is warm enough for cap sleeves it is too hot for leather gloves. Stankhand!

      • MilaXX

         That I give a pass on. Menopause means I wear short sleeves pretty much year round. I have been known to make a quick run to the store in a short sleeved sweater, hat & gloves.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002396153672 Ann Martina

      I don’t understand how she walks in those shoes.  I have some shoes like that and even though they fit, they still slide off my heels, making it really precarious to walk. I worry about looking like someone who’s walking with a full diaper.

    • StellaZafella

      It’s too easy to nitpick perfection, so I won’t. I just appreciate that someone gets it so right so often.
      If there’s anyone I’ve ever wished I could look like (without sounding petty or jealous) it would be DvT…just to have her ability to wear clothes RIGHT. You know it takes effort to look so good but you never see her break a sweat over it.

      And there’ve been many times I’ve wished I had that wiggle room in my shoes when the swelling sets in and the toes are crammed to the front.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aboutelle Ashleigh Boutelle

      why is that heels like this can sometimes look too big? does the foot just slip down in there too far?? I don’t know, never worn them (yet!)

      • Judy_J

        If the shoes fit properly, you do not slip down into the toe area.  The shoes she’s wearing look to be a size too big.

        • BrooklynBomber

          I’m seriously envy anyone with properly proportioned feet! I have wide feet, and very few shoes fit (though if I was the sort of person who liked to wear nothing but clogs and sneakers I might be okay). I suspect some of the celebs we see don’t have feet that fit easily into whatever they need to wear to go with a particular outfit, especially if they’re borrowing shoes – they’re going to have to take the ones they can get on their feet and stand up and walk in. It’s very possible this shoe on Dita would be too small one size (or even a half size) down. Have pity on those of us who don’t fit standard shoe sizes!

          • Judy_J

            I understand completely about varying shoe sizes.  I happen to have a very narrow foot, and no arch to speak of, so I often have trouble finding shoes that fit, and I know how hard it is to walk in heels that don’t fit properly in the heel area, as the ones Dita is wearing.  You have to grip with your toes to keep the shoe from falling off your foot as you are walking.  I have been known to go down a size because of my narrow heel, but never up.  It’s just too hard to walk when you’re trying to keep your shoes on.

      • MoHub

        I’m strictly a flats wearer, but years ago, I bought a pair of one-of-a kind shoes a half-size too small—or so I thought—thinking I’d have a local shoemaker stretch them for me. Turns out they were the right size, and it totally explained why I had calluses on the backs of my heels from sliding in and out of my shoes—not to mention how often I tripped because i had walked right out of my shoes. I’ve managed to soften and get rid of the callus tissue and continue to wear the smaller size without further consequence.

        Except that the smaller size is harder to find as I have pygmy feet.

      • Kate4queen

        she probably forgot to put her woolly socks on. :) 
        that’s how I wear in a pair of heels, I clump around the house in them with big old socks on which loosens them up. :) 

      • BrooklynBomber

        If you have wide feet, you may not fit into the appropriate length. So you either try on 18,000 pairs of shoes and hope you’re lucky enough to find a pair that meets your style needs and fits properly, or you settle for something that’s wide enough but a little too long.

    • Judy_J

      Once again, my pet peeve rears it’s ugly head….her shoes are a size too big.  Otherwise, perfection.

    • Janet B

      Wait….how often does she wear ill-fitting shoes?

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      She is the textbook definition of WERQ. Stat.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Has this woman ever not been perfectly turned out? I thought not.  WERQ!

    • mhleta

      She makes me bristle a bit because I feel she’s another whose fame is somehow artificially manufactured by some publicist, but based on no substantive talent–she peaked at 15 as a ballet dancer and so made a career taking her clothes off and wearing extremely uncomfortable things like corsettes. Yay. Having said that, she was born to wear this look. Shame about the shoes, though. 

    • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

      my car is acting up.  i needed some dita to turn my day around. i think it’s a solenoid. but if it’s something major, then i will probably also need some fass ass. and tequila.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J2VE4NE2FY2BP4QD2XOYKJGLPI Laura

      Srsly, how do people wear heels that big? Are they glued to the bottom of her feet? 

    • phylora

      Striking, but how does she breathe?  

    • Le_Sigh

      She’s a palate-cleanser of FIERCE today

    • krelnick

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz  Wake me up when she does something unexpected.

    • http://twitter.com/chylde chylde

      Has Dita ever NOT WERQed? You got style, Mistress. Stick with it. It WERQs! 

    • TSkot

      Too far into costume territory.

    • http://profiles.google.com/luv2birdie Elana Bryan

      Get some shoes that FIT please!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elaine-Lang/100000366510311 Elaine Lang

      I found something to be bitchy about!   Her shoes appear to be too big!    I HAVE DONE THE IMPOSSIBLE.

    • Qitkat

      Adorable dress/2piece.
      How relieved I am that she’s not perfect, she blew it w/shoes.

    • E_bee

      Isn’t this the way she always looks?

    • kimmeister

      The dress is great, although I’m not loving the frayed edges on the bow and pockets.  The shades are retro, sure, but I don’t find them particularly flattering on her face shape.

      • jabes

        The sunglasses are really unflattering. Completely the wrong shape for her face.

    • LJCdoc

      Everytime I see a WERQ: Dita von Teese post, I think “of course”. It’s like she’s the anti-Lea Michelle.

    • miagain

      Wouldn’t it be great if she wore Aretha Franklin’s hat from the Inauguration… the one with the bejeweled giant grey bow…

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

      Please someone answer this for me – how the hell does she walk in those shoes when they are a full size too big?  Hollywood Tape? (and I assume they are borrowed hence being too big)

    • DinahR

      I like everything but the bow.  She’s really a pro with her outfits, isn’t she?  I can forgive/ignore the shoes.  This is her perfected style, so the fact it’s bordering on a costume is mute to me.  But why is that bow like that?  She is the epitome of polished all the time, so I expect perfect from her. Is it supposed to be tucked under on one side?  Just weird.  She’s messing with me. 

    • http://twitter.com/LianePatterson Liane Patterson

      Does she ever have an off day? Ever? Even slightly off?

    • MintaHallWriter

      Other than her shoes being  full size too large for her, this is gorgeous…

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera


    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      She’s gorgeous and I have SUCH a girl-crush on her! My only critique is that her shoes are too big, but considering the rest of the look, she gets a pass on that. 

    • AmeliaEve

      This is a woman who knows exactly who she is.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/QK3MTAHUVJCMI7DANY6WFCAIUM n a

      she’s amazing- perfect every time.

    • patticake1601

      She always dresses so beautifully, but I seriously can’t stand her. I have no idea why, but I just do. I have to give credit where it’s due though, she sure knows how to dress.

    • ri_dic

      Why does she never get called out for being a one trick pony? She looks great- no doubt. But is she never going to change up her schtick?

      • http://twitter.com/cornekopia Shawn EH

         Hopefully never. She’s so sincere about it, who else could come close?

      • Jillaine13

         Miss Dita is an style icon.  A throwback to a gentler era with some spice sprinkled in but always regarded as a lady.  

    • TieDye64

      Girl is practically flawless. 

    • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

      Fabulous.  AND bonus points for not posing with her legs crossed.  I love this woman.

    • quiltrx

      Would that I could ever, in my whole life, just ONCE, look as immaculately put-together as Miss Dita does ALWAYS.  Bow down, indeed.

    • Monabel

      You see how great that knee-length skirt looks?

    • Trisha26

      How do women walk in shoes that are at least 1/2 size too large? (She’s stunning!)

    • guest2visits

      The buttons on this suit are bothering me. Also she needs better shoes (ones that fit, too).

    • Susan Crawford


      Immaculately done, Miss Dita. As always.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      I can’t understand why her makeup line doesn’t include skin care.  I’d pay the earth for whatever SPF she must have going on and I can’t possibly be the only one who would.

    • Lisa Kramp

      I. Cannot. Stand. Her. She’s famous for being married to a famous person. 

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      her shoes – I love them but aren’t they about a size too big?  or even a size and a half?  that’s a pretty big gap at the heel… it make me look at it which took away from the rest of this just wonderful wonderful way she put this outfit together.

    • EEKstl

      There is nothing for me to say either.  Perfection.  

    • Darva Sutra

      Gorgeousness! Perfectly groomed, accessorized and fitted, with exception of the shoes  – but how many of us ladies exactly fit those standard size molds (the term being “lasts”, I believe)?  She is perfectly mannered and poised, and her burlesque shows are stunning, catch one if you ever get the chance.  Haters keep hating and watching her antithesis the Kartrashians.  Leave Ms. Dita to the connoisseurs. Please feature her as often as you like, TLo!