Girl, That’s Not Your Look: Emily Blunt in Calvin Klein

Posted on November 27, 2012


Some sassy queen needed to stop you before you left the house, pursed their lips, arched one eyebrow and simply said, “HELL no” before spinning on their heels and sashaying away. It could only have helped.

Emily Blunt attends the IFP’s 22nd Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in NYC in Calvin Klein.

Calvin Klein Resort 2013 Collection/Model: Daria Strokous

What is this we can’t even

Okay, let’s start from the top. No, wait. Let’s start from the bottom.

Those shoes? Cheap-looking, girl. They almost certainly are not, but that doesn’t really matter because they look like they are. Moving up… that hem length? Awkward! The color (or lack of same)? Does nothing for you! Your waist? Completely gone! Like your tits! The necklaces? Also cheap-looking! And if you’re gonna do the two-necklaces thing, you should shoot for two necklaces that complement each other rather than two similar necklaces that kind of cancel each other out. The lips? Parched! The cheeks? Slapped by a baby! The brow? Shiny! The hair? Sloppy and in a color that doesn’t suit you!

As you can see, we’re wordy sorts, and thus we tend to expend a lot of them when a simple “HELL NO” would’ve sufficed.


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  • SewingSiren

    I like the original version much better.

    • Cathy S

       Me too. That sheer over, um, thingy helps.

  • Mike Owens

    One word: Frump.

  • RzYoung

    Well, um, her eye liner is nice right? ahem.

  • I like this dress in theory. In execution, not so much…

  • Introspective

    i suspect she’s trying for boho chic since its an indie film event. but the look is more cheap than chic.  homegirl looks tired, greasy and washed out. 

    emily youre too fab for this. smack your gays and let them know that christmas will be canceled if they keep this shit up…

  • On the other hand, she looks really happy. What a great smile. Totally deserving of a better outfit.

  • Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look this bad. And usually she is pretty fierce!

  • MrsMaxPower

    I really prefer her with a darker hair color.  It might be just the outfit because it SEEMS like she should be able to pull off any hair color, but I am not loving the blond on her.

    • NC_Meg

       Ditto. Did she go blond for a role and keep it or just decide to be blond on her own? I hope it’s for a role and not her own doing.

      • Mary229

        I just said the same thing.   Blond hair really doesn’t bring out her natural beauty.  I hope it’s just for a role.  Though, she had the blond hair in “Looper” and that was filmed a while ago.  So she’s had this for a while.

  • JaneDC

    The dress is not all that bad. But the shoes are deeply unfortunate. And wow, is she shiny. She’s a talented actress and a beautiful woman, but this is not her best, by a long shot.

  • I can’t get past the hair color. Didn’t even recognize her at first! She is a gorgeous brunette, so what is with the cheap bottle blonde? Hopefully it’s for a role, cause honey, that ain’t your color!

    • Mary229

      I hope she isn’t developing the Rachel McAdams plague with the Blond hair.  When will some of these women learn that they are more striking as brunettes?

  • you can see the bobby pin in her hair!

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      I know … I hate visible bobby pins, One of my pet peeves.

  • aahlife

    Her top lip and bottom lip are different colors.  Why did she change her striking dark hair into blond?  She looks more generic and standard hollywood pretty.

  • dsco3031

    Ahhh why does everyone want to be blonde?! Unless she’s doing this for a role, she is just one of those people who should always have dark hair. It suits her so much better.

  • is it just me or are cut-outs getting weirder and weirder?

  • Nicholas

    Look who went to belated Halloween as Kate Winslet!

  • Uh uh, no.  No.  Go back to your room and start over.  Holler if you need help.  But no.  I love you like crazy, but … no.

  • Janet B


    I am not very wordy.

  • 3boysful


  • Judy_J

    Yes, “hell, no” would be exactly right for this horrible mess.

  • bertkeeter

    Hair and makeup are the worst! Makes her look a hundred!

  • snevhead

    Somebody went apeshit with the Egypt Wonder! Put down the brush, you Makeup Terrorist!

  • Le_Sigh

    What in the Kate Winslet hell did I just see?

  • decormaven

    If you’re not going to have a pedicure, please don’t show me your busted toenails. The way the highlighter is applied to the face is tragic; it gives her the appearance of a afghan hound.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    No no no. Emily Blunt does NOT look like a socialite who fell asleep on her yacht after one too many daiquiris. 

    Fire your gays, lady.

    • Kayceed

      Thank you – that was delicious with my morning espresso.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    what is with the lady stars and the shiny foreheads??…i often suffer from the same affliction in photos…do their minions not know about blotting papers??..

  • I look at those little triangle/arrow shaped cutouts and all I see is her saying, “Yup, these are my boobs.”

  • I didn’t think it was possible to make her look bad. Whoever did this to her needs to be stopped.

  • nancymae

    she looks wispy… when did she last eat???

    • ChiliP

      She has always been fairly thin, no? Plus, if she were a larger woman, would you say “she looks bloated…when’s the last time she put the food down????” Something tells me you wouldn’t, but they are equally hurtful accusations.

  • mhleta

    I used to have this dress up pearl necklace that snapped together. When I was three. It looked exactly like that. As far as the dress goes, anything that can be mistaken for bandages is best not to wear in a bandage color.

    • CurbGirl

      I might have gotten a giggle out of the outfit if she had worn the ‘vintage’ pop beads. Think I’ll wear mine today with sweat pants. Thanks for the reminder!

  • BrooklynBomber

    What is this we can’t even


  • crash1212

    This is such a shock because she usually gets everything so right…and….this…….is SO wrong on every level. WTF? Also, I think that dress is hiddy in any event.

  • What a mess. Didn’t even recognize her. The hair and make-up is tragic…

  • She needs to have whoever did that makeup killed. It’s all pretty bad, but the biggest crime to my eye is that this lovely woman looks like she’s had really bad facial reconstruction.

  • Dot

    So basically, her makeup artist smeared highlighter all over her face.

  • Jillaine13

    I really like the model’s version so much better.  A little color and wispiness.  What is is with these red carpet choices – they wear long sleeves, velvet and tweed in the summer and all winter they try to wear the warm weather looks.  Really ugly shoes; remind me of doll heels with that silver elastic across the toes.     

  • ChiliP

    Wow, this is not a good look for Emily. Start over Ms. Blunt. A shame, if she had brought her cute hubby, I might have been too distracted to notice this mess! 🙂

    Aren’t those the Jimmy Choo sandals Duchess Cathy is so fond of wearing?

  • Just be glad she’s not showing off her panty girdle with re-purposed window shears. Even if it does look like she got those necklaces from Claire’s. 

  • Mismarker

    Bathmat bodice.  Shoes are uglier than homemade sin.

  • Mary229

    Oh no.  I like Emily Blunt so much but this just isn’t working.  First off, I need someone to tell her to dye her hair brown again.  She is so much more striking with the brown hair.   Blond hair washes her out and makes her look so much less special.   Also…new stylist.  Please.  Emily, you are too good for this!

  • iheartbuffy

    Emily Blunt, you are a pale bred Brit, not a sun kissed Cali girl, GET OVER IT AND DYE YOUR HAIR BACK OT ITS REAL COLOR.

  • neofashionista

    this looks like the perfect hipster wedding gown

  • Joyce VG

    “The cheeks? Slapped by a  baby!”  Thaaank you for the laugh!  My day officially just got better.

  • Candigirl1968

    Awful, literally from head to toe.

  • BPlease

    She looks the same as ever to me, what with the ridiculous bitchface.  

  • Judih1

    I appreciate your attention to detail and giving us all the reasons why this is a HELL to the NO. Nothing works here. The original version is actually kinda nice, especially if it had been in a different color. But Emily is a train wreck from head to toe

  • EEKstl

    When bad looks happen to good (and typically well-dressed) people.  

  • julnyes

    Gurl, you are better than this ..

  • Annabelle Archer

    what. the. fuck.
    This breaks my heart because I deeply adore here. 

    Go home Emily, and let’s never speak of this again.

  • marilyn

    That dress did not look good on the runway model.  What is CK going for?  SisterWife MOB?  So, she started with an awful dress.  Removing the sheer overlay did not improve it.  A bad night, overall.

  • margaret meyers

    The limp hair screams “quicky in the limo.”  So does the missing lipstick and wrinkled skirt.
    Hey, maybe there was a quickie in the limo.

    • Melizmatic

       Damn, I sure as hell hope so; that would at least explain the terrible look…

  • TieDye64

    Who knew she could look so drab? The hair color is tragic.

  • Monabel

    Overall, I agree, but one of those necklaces looks like real yellow pearls, and is therefore wonderful.

  • librarygrrl64

    “The cheeks? Slapped by a baby!”
    Bwahahaha!!! Perfect. I adore you.

  • PrunellaV

    What are those around her neck? Pop beads? And the bodice of the dress looks like it’s made from matchsticks. Ugh.

  • LJCdoc

    Those shoes might well be the ugliest things I’ve ever seen.

  • Louise Bryan

    Did she have major surgery?  Is that why her chest is wrapped up in bandages?  Oh, and I happen to like “midi” length, especially with my long lovely legs.

  • bitterk

    I have loved Emily Blunt since I saw her in the Devil Wears Prada.  She is almost unrecognizable here.  The hair color needs to go and the makeup is tragic.   I can’t get past that to look at the clothes.

  • I don’t understand why twas a baby who slapped her, nor do I want to. ‘Slapped by a baby’ will henceforth be a daily exclamation for me. 

  • quiltrx

    This is terrible on pretty much every level.  She doesn’t even look like herself.

    And the dress looks like old-lady-‘sexy’-beachwear without the sheer overdress.  Ick.

  • DesertDweller79

    Hell no.  What happened to her?  What happened to her beautiful hair? Her beautiful face?  Ack!  This is sad.

  • You guys. sheesh. she looks darling.

  • Qitkat

    When I see dresses like this in late November, it puts me in mind of how soap operas (day or night) never pay attention to the seasons either; especially the lady stars are always wearing the most inappropriate bare-shouldered or plunging neckline dresses to the office. 

  • oohsparkley!

    Her hair and makeup people need to be arrested for impersonating professionals. That highlighter makes her look deformed in some of the pictures.

  • Lilak

    It never crossed my mind that this could happen.

  • melanie0866

    And completely out of season.  A white, strapeless dress in November? Is she in Austrailia

  • Did she get dressed in the dark?