WERQ: Halle Berry

Posted on November 05, 2012

Y’know, there’s a possibility that this look is a bit on the tacky side of things and we’re not entirely convinced that the top really works as a top…


Halle Berry attends ‘Cloud Atlas’ photocall in Moscow.

Christian Louboutin Supra Fifre 120 Thigh High Leather Boots

But GodDAMN if that isn’t an outfit only Halle Berry could wear.

You WERQ that Beyond Thunderdome shit, Miss Halle! Thigh-high snaps of respect, girl. But do something about the cockatoo hair, would you?


[Photo Credit: Getty, christianlouboutin.com]

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  • I’d like to imagine that Halle was out partying all night in this outfit before hitting the red carpet. Then the tiredness and the sloppiness would become rock-star status. As a whole, I’m into it.

  • This is one of the most hideous outfits I’ve ever seen her wear. I love you guys and rarely disagree, but ewwww.

    • Sobaika

      If I saw this outfit on anyone else it would be a mess, but somehow she is making it werq, if that makes any sort of sense.

      • Fraid I gotta agree with Sobaika, I’m sorry, but I don’t care if they DO have the signature Louboutin red sole, fetish boots are fetish boots are fetish boots, paired with an oversize dress barn looking top and cockatoo hair, it simply doesn’t work at all for me.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      I agree 100%. I think it looks terrible. I just scrolled back up to try and find 1 thing I like about this look and… nothing. I think she looked way better in that leather/mesh cut out thing.

    • Yeah, that was my thought as well. Just irredeemably wrong. 

    • kimmeister

      Totally agree.  The placement of the belt is doing crazy things to her proportions.

  • agentilities

    Not quite a WERQ but I’ll take those boots please

  • pugluv

    I have to agree with Ursula…I rarely disagree with you two but this…I just can’t get behind this look…

    •  I concur, Dr. Pugluv. Just way too sloppy to be an IN, much less a WERQ.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Just because Halle isn’t looking nearly as tacky as she could doesn’t mean she isn’t looking a little tacky.

  • A. W.

    I think this outfit is a hot mess. An OUT, certainly not a WERQ! She looks like an Orange County cougar.

    • Tom Shea

       I think that’s the message. But come on. She’s what all those OC bitches see in the magazine and say, “Hmmmm. Maybe I can look like that.” I think she’s flawless. And I LOVE the cockatoo hair.

  • GorgeousThings

    She looks like she just rolled off the red-eye, doesn’t she? I mean, she’s still hotter than the Mojave desert, but it’s nice to see her not completely perfect.

  • StellaZafella

    With the backdrop perspective, she’s doing total “Glamazon”…it’s close enough for Drag and Ms B is one of those people we drag queens can only aspire to being.

  • Judy_S

    Just what I was thinking–Only She.

  • The boots are a bit too Dominatrix for my taste.  They’re great boots, but it seems a tad bit too much.

    • minnye

      Leave it to Halle Berry to say HELL NO to the ladylike styles that keep popping up everywhere!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    i rarely disagree with my uncles, but i cannot with this look, those boots are way too streetwalker chic for my tastes…

    •  I love the idea that ‘streetwalker chic’ is a thing. 🙂

  • In_Stitches

    Just because she’s the only capable of attempting a look doesn’t make it worth attempting.  From certain angles she gets lost in that top and the height of those boots combined with the length of the shirt are making her thighs look thick which is a comical thought.  I sound like I hate it which I don’t, I just don’t love it.    She should’ve swapped the shirt out for a tight velvet vest and worn it for Halloween.

  • TieDye64

    Holy shit, those boots! I have no clue how she’s making this a WERQ, but she is. As you guys pointed out, this would look ridiculous on anyone else.

  • minnye

    I can’t wait for this red eye makeup trend to go away.

    • poggi

       I am glad you said this, because at first I wasn’t sure it was makeup.  I thought maybe she was really tired or sick.  Either way, it is not a good makeup look.

    • Jasmaree

      It looks like she got in a fight. And lost.

    • ecallaw1977

       She’s had this same makeup for her last several appearances, and somehow it makes her remind me of Michael Jackson’s Thriller zombie.  Not a good thing.

    • RebeccaKW

       She is so gorgeous, she doesn’t need makeup.  And then when she decides to wear it, she chooses makeup that makes her look sick.  I don’t understand.  She could be standing there fresh-faced and look so much better.

  • Jasmaree

    I’m sorry, but no amount of Halle Berry can save this look. I reject your WERQ and replace it with my OUT.

  • Annabelle Archer

    No. No. No. No. Just no.
    The make up is nearly tragic.  The boots are very “Andy gets a make over in Devil Wears Prada”.  The shirt reads all kinds of Miss Tina, as in the House of Dereon WALMART collection. And honey, that is never a WERQ.  And her hair is ridics. 

    Did I mention that I thought this was a NO?

  • golden_valley

    “This old thing?  I just threw it on.”    That’s exactly what it looks like.

  • Tuana Neves

    she should fire her make up artist.

  • I do have a question: is she wearing pants? Or are those leather leggings? Or worse, SPANDEX leggings? Difficult to tell.

    Because I accept this as an outfit ONLY if she’s wearing pants.

    Those boots kick some serious a**.

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  • mjude

    i know she is pretty, blah blah blah.  but i do not care for this girl & i dont know why?

  • I think the combo of thigh high boots and shiny pants make her thighs look ginormous. 

  • At least the make up is better.

  • Scimommy

    Now that I have “liked” every other negative comment, let me add my own HELL to the NO! and O to the UT! Sorry, guys, not with you on this one.

    • “Now that I have “liked” every other negative comment”

      Why? What’s the point to that?

      • Scimommy

        Um, to show that I agree? Isn’t that the point of “liking” comments?

        • Um, If you say so. We just don’t get it, especially when it’s followed by your own comment stating agreement.

          • Scimommy

            Ok. I am a little confused by why my comment in this thread is getting singled out, but whatever. People “like” other comments and then leave their own saying more or less the same thing all the time.

          • Actually we were just curious and wanted to ask.

          • Scimommy

            Ok, thanks, I guess.

          • alyce1213

            Don’t you get a kind of consensus from the “likes?”  Also, I think posters appreciate positive reaction to their comments without a reply per se.

          • We don’t get anything from the likes. Again, we were just curious as to why people use it when they plan on commenting themselves. We use the feature, but only when someone writes something exceptionally well or says something funny.

          • alyce1213

            Ditto on hitting “like” when I appreciate a well-written, smart comment. But “likes” and comments aren’t mutually exclusive. I may like what others say, but still have another point to make in my own comment.

  • I think this is terrible on all accounts. 

  • Not a WERQ in my book. Not even close.That top is a baggy hot mess and the boots seem to teeter on the trashy side of things. Halle, no. Just stop that. 

  • l_c_ann

    Not a werq, more like a SQUAWK, as uttered by the Aflac duck, who runs and hides if she approaches dressed that way.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She looks like she is drowning in all that fabric.  Love the boots.

  • PrunellaV

    I have to disagree. Only JLo could wear this outfit, but she’d tighten up the shirt first.

  • jmorino08

    Those boots are fierce! But no one else could pull them off without looking like a video game vixen. That top though is one big wonk-fest! I think she’s wearing it wrong, or it’s twisted or something. I just want to walk up to her and futz with it until it looks right.

  • ceceliadid

    Only size left on the clearance rack at Chicos was an XXL?

  • I guess I’m tacky … ’cause I love this on her! Unexpected and fierce for the RC. And since you mentioned Thunderdome, TLo, the incomparable Ms. Tina Turner could still rock the shit out of this outfit (and she’s in her ’70’s.). 

    • erinbinek

      You’re right- this would look perfect on Tina Turner. Maybe that’s why I have a problem with Halle in it.

  • erinbinek

    That could very well be the worst I think I’ve ever seen her look.  She looks tired, sullen, and hungover.  And those boots?  Just no.  No on her, and no on anyone but Rhianna.  Not a WERQ in my book.

  • Lilithcat

    I know the top is meant to be worn loose, but she looks as though she is swimming in it.

  • decormaven

    Hey, for the amount of pole dancing she’s had to do for this flick, she needs those kick-butt boots. 

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  • SpillinTea

    So damn fierce. Snaps and bows.

  • VioletFem

    I like her boots.

  • MilaXX

    It’s a look only a Diva like Halle can get away with.

  • neofashionista

    i have to say i dont like it it is not her best at all
    but if we are doing shades of horrible this looks the least bad on her than it would on any one else

  • Imasewsure

    I love the look but I do think it’s time for a makeup change. Dig the boots and her homage to the Cougar (she will never qualify herself, due to innate hotness). Think it’s fun and miles better than what we saw her in last!

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I liked her better in that leather cut out dress from last week. That was kind of dominatrix…this is more pirate-dominatrix.

  • nannypoo

    Very hot. Even the hair.

  • I not only could wear those boots, but would do so every day for a week after getting them because they are that awesome.

    • formerlyAnon

       This made me laugh because I got an image of my daughter who, when small, would wear a new favorite pair of shoes to bed because she couldn’t bear to take them off.

  • frannyprof

    And every since you mentioned her eye makeup, it’s all I see. 

  • surfergirl70

    Meh.  I’m not feeling it.

  • llou56

    2 words:  Quasi Modo.

    • margaret meyers

      That top is makig her look lumpy, for sure

  • I really DON’T like this at ALL. It’s truly ridiculous. 

  • librarygrrl64

    Not her best look. And against that backdrop she looks like the Attack of the 50-Foot Woman. “Grrrr! Halle crush Moscow!!! Grrr!!!”

  • Qitkat

    Lola wants her boots back.
    Love your hair Halle.

  • pookiesmom

    Um…I’ve gotta disagree with you on this one. It would maaaaaybe be an in if this were an “in or out” post? Maaaaybe? Def not WERQ to me, though.

  • Allison Woods

    Wrong on many, many levels.

  • Just plain silly.

  • Love those boots! I hate everything else.

  • I love this.  I don’t know why but I love it and she’s selling it without having to sell it.  Not even the almighty Gwen Stephanie could pull this particular outfit off.  This is a Halle exclusive.

  • J MN

    WHO has been styling Ms.Berry?  Another miss from my perspective.  This is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood with a killer body and she usually doesn’t look very good.  It’s a crime.  

  • formerlyAnon

    She’s slipping, or aging, or something. She’s barely on the good side of ridiculous in this. Though she or whomever styled her picked the right kind of top/tunic so that she stayed on the good side, and few would have done so.

    (IMO, it’s not the boots that nudge things toward the line it’s the leather(?) leggings. They take the boots to a very young or kind of tacky look, neither of which go with her face.)

  • RzYoung

    Dreadful eye make up! – at least I hope it’s eye make up otherwise she really needs a long sleep

  • She looks so tired.

  • efishfan

    Someone raided Sharon Stone’s closet, lol.

  • littlemac8

    So do you think she taped that shirt in place so she has some cleavage (which helps with this look) but doesn’t have to worry about a complete chestal exposure?  Just say NO to the boots…step away from the boots!  No WERQ from me!

  • glennethph

    Ugh those boots.  Reminds me of Catwoman. Blech.