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]

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  • 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.

      •  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.

      • 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.

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

    • 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.

    •  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?

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • TSkot

    Too far into costume territory.

  • Get some shoes that FIT please!

  • 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…

  • 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. 

  • 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…

  • Bowing.

  • 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.

  • 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?

    •  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. 

  • 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.

  • 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!