Demi Lovato in Topshop

Posted on December 19, 2012

We were all ready to arch an eyebrow, purse our lips, and say, Girl, That is NOT Your Skirt, but we’re starting to reconsider.


Demi Lovato attends attends ‘The X Factor’ Season 2 Finale Press Conference in Topshop.

Topshop Premium Silky Boxy Shirt

Topshop Moroccan Blanket A-Line Skirt

Mainly because it’s a really cute skirt. Thing is, she’s got this thing yanked up to provide maximum thigh uncoverage and we don’t think that’s the way to go, especially when you wear a shapeless, untucked blouse over it. The result: a whole bunch of horizontal lines placed exactly – and only – at the hips, surrounded by alternating patches of blackness that cause the rest of her body to recede in pictures. In essence, she took a cute skirt and turned it into a “THESE ARE MY HIPS” neon sign.

Mind you, there’s not a thing wrong with her hips, but since the rest of her body is obscured, all you see are her hips. Proportionally speaking, this isn’t working.

Girl, you need to yank that thing down a good 3 inches, where God intended it to sit. Then you need to find a pair of matte tights in a dark color that isn’t black but that picks up on some of the rich colors in the skirt; a rich burgundy, maybe. You need to burn that horrible blouse, find a crisp, white, fitted oxford-style blouse, tuck it in, slap on a belt and roll up the sleeves. Or, if you’re feeling chilly, put on a fitted jacket over it that comes in at the waist and flares out ever so slightly at the hips. Then you’ll be shapely and colorful and we would stop bothering you and registering our disapproval at the sight of you and your poor styling choices.

Oh, and your lashes are freaking us the hell out. Stop doing that to them.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos,]

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  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Girl, that is NOT your makeup. Fire your gay, right now!

    • FrayedMachine

      Was right about to say the same exact thing. Holy wow.

      • 3boysful

         Me, too.  I couldn’t see the skirt for the makeup.

    • Or if this is your own doing girl, hire you some gay, toot de sweet!

      • StellaZafella

         Gay new hire’s first word to Miss Lovato: “Spider lashes, little darling, are for Lady Bunny and are worn in GROUPS, not pairs! Waste basket -NOW! chop, chop!”

    • Introspective

      totally declared the same when I scrolled down and saw the latisse clusterfuck going on about the eyes here. girl stop. 

    • schadenfreudelicious

      wow, thats some serious clown makeup happening there…

    • YES.

    •  And definitely not her lashes. They’re freaky. And not in a good way.

  • jilly_d

    I think there’s a nice-looking girl under there, but I can’t tell for all that war paint.

  • Did she yank those lashes off some first year drag queen?

    •  This is why I love the BK regulars.

    • MilaXX

      I have a few pairs of them. They can work with minimal/clean makeup and a cat eye liner, they do not play well with color unless it’s Halloween.

  • Hell Yes, I Would!

    Can you dress me every morning?

  • ohayayay

    It actually looks to me like the skirt is designed be that short and just sits really high up on the waist – which is probably flattering if you can actually see the waistline, but not a very practical length.

  • Amen on the spiders, er, eyelashes.   Funny thing is that I had a skirt just like that in the early 70’s, and it does look good with a white shirt!  But I wore sandals because I lived in Arizona.  But good call as usual TLo!

  • greyhoundgirl

    Like the blouse, like the skirt–agree about its length.  Make-up has to be washed off.  But what’s really bugging me are the two little roadways that she’s wearing on her legs.

  • I don’t like any part of the outfit.

  • lonepear

    I can’t imagine that top working on anyone bigger than an A-cup.

  • elirt

    I hate the top in general and what is up with her eye make-up? The only excuse I can find is that she’s young so she’s free to do and wear weird unflattering things.

    • kimmeister

      Most people here seem to be focusing only on the lashes, which are indeed terrible, but the purple eyeliner on just the outside corner of the lower lashline is almost as bad!

  • charlotte

    Girl, that is not your skirt. It’s mine, give it to me.

  • kaycem

    this should have been a “girl those are not your lashes” post lol.  she definitely needs to stick to singles or half strips.

  • MilaXX

    those lashes are horrible. Get a shirt that tucks in, pull the skirt down an inch or two, matte tights in ANY color and some cute boots. she grew on me this season on X Factor. I want to see her in a look that matches her bubbly personality

  • sockandaphone

    whoever did her lashes…yikes. 🙁

  • crash1212

    Can’t get past the paint-by-numbers eyebrows and the askew false eyelashes to adequately judge this outfit…although as I tried to scroll down, the shininess of the cheap looking blouse kept me from going further.

    • Sara__B

       Lucky you. That means you missed the shiny black tights.

  • This looks like my last (and final) run-in with DIY lashes.  Either get them did or wear extensions, girl!  It’s not like you don’t have the budget.

  • majorbedhead

    So glad I’m not the only one freaked out by her lashes! 

    • roadtrip1000

      No, you are not, but I think I’m even more freaked out by her eye brows.

  • teensmom99

    I was about to write “Girl those are not your eyelashes–those are 10 peoples’ eyelashes,” but I see that TLo took care of that with the last line.  A scrolldown perfect comment!
    And yes to what she could do to make that her skirt.  It’s a look whose wearer is sayinig : “I feel like my midsection is fat but I have good legs,” but that’s not what the world is hearing.

  • Man TLo, y’all just read our minds, huh? My first thought when I saw the actual shape of the skirt versus how she’s wearing it was “Yank that thing down properly!” 

  • Sara__B

    That’s stage makeup, not press conference makeup.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    At least she’s not three different skintones this time. Seems like one gay has taken the bronzer away from her.

  • Judy_J

    She looks like she has a centipede crawling across her eyelids.  And yes, that skirt would be adorable if she wore it the way it was intended to be worn.

  • The thing that’s bugging me is how shiny her tights are. Although, when I was her age, this was basically my uniform.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I’m guessing the skirt is too small, which means she can only fasten it with the waistband at her natural waist (or she may be wearing the boxy shirt to hide that she can’t quite fasten it). She needs to go up a size or two and find a different blouse, perhaps one in a nice emerald green or cobalt blue.

    The makeup is full-on porcelain doll cray.

  • Imasewsure

    Agreed… I was thinking it was “ok cute” and inoffensive until that close up shot of her lashes (or whatever those are). Bizarre and hell no!!

  • BrooklynBomber

    My god, it looks like a child put that make up on.

  • Janet B

    I concur: not her lashes/makeup, skirt length, tights, or shirt.  She’s probably wearing offensive shoes too, but I can’t see them well enough to judge.

    Do you think any of her ‘people’ can hear us yet?

  • conniemd

    If you look at the colors of the model skirt as opposed to her skirt, it looks like her version hacked a few inches off the bottom of the skirt as she starts with the pink line as opposed to the white line in the original skirt.

  • snarkykitten

    girl, that is not your face.

    • Pennymac

       Gah! I don’t know what’s worse. The Joan Crawford eyebrows or the Gawdawful heinous lashes….

  • Hate the whole outfit. You fellas were so kind to totally redeem it. In other news, Spiders Eat Demi Lovato’s Eyes.

  • Qitkat

    Gorgeous fabric, but I see it with a colored shirt, not white. If the skirt is described as *A-Line*, it was never intended to be worn as a mini.
    As for the lashes and makeup, Bitter Kittens rule!

  • cap1764

    Forget what she’s wearing,I can’t past her face! My God, she uses insects for her eye make-up; Lashes=Spiders, Eyebrows=Caterpillars.  Will somebody tell her to her face that she looks like a clown!

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    FUG.  I hate it all.  Makeup, skirt, and that horrid shirt.  All of it.  FUG FUG FUG.  

  • kmk05

    Oooooh, those tights! Not anyone’s friend except the Wolford models. I don’t mind the blouse so much, but she should have balanced it with high boots and matte tights, I think. Also, no lases, or at least not those. I like her hair, though! It is less bassett hound than everyone else.

  • The spiked dog collar around her neck doesn’t help things, either.

  • Sarah Thomas

    It’s not my favorite outfit, but I have to say, I like it when stars considered aspirational by tweens and teens dress in outfits that don’t cost the earth. It’s all well and good to push for girls to be less sexualized, but I think it’s just as, if not more, important, to tell girls that their love of fashion doesn’t have to mean penury and bad money management. 

  • Carla_Charlton

    Shiny tights are really cheap looking.

  • quiltrx

    Totally with you guys about putting the skirt where it belongs…on its own, just sitting there, it’s cute.  And those shiny tights are a HORRIBLE idea unless you have stick legs.

  • bertkeeter

    “Premium” Silk? Pa Leeeze!

    • I know! The shirt is the most offensive part of this to me- with the make-up a close second. I checked the website because I was sure it was polyester (just awful quality silk apparently).

  • Corsetmaker

    I disagree about that kind of skirt with coloured tights and a tucked in shirt because that reminds me way too much of high school English teachers!
    But, it’s quite a casual skirt and doesn’t work with the silk shirt and the shiny tights. Needs matt tights, boots and a more casual top.

    Always looks a bit odd to me to see TopShop on the red carpet. 

  • decormaven

    Aww, damn, I had that same skirt in the 70s. My nostalgic squee ended, though, when my eyes were blinded by the shiny tights. Are those support hose?

  • Her eyebrows have been pretty terrible for a while, too.  I can’t pin-point why exactly, I just know that they’ve looked much more flattering to her face in the past. 

  • onefifteen

    Stop with the thick eyebrows. They do not fit your face!

  • Cathy S

    Her makeup is horrible. And I say this as a woman who never wears any and generally doesn’t notice. Horrible. The skirt is very cute but too short and too tight. The top is terrible, at least it is with that skirt. Wash your face and try again.

  • Luke Pacheco

    This is the definition of “taste issues”

  • siriuslover

    Thank you for pointing out the lashes! That is some seriously scary eye treatment.

    And I love me some tights, but girl, those aren’t your tights. Burgundy would be great as TLo mentioned.

  • lehen

    girl, those are not your lashes

  • Srw27

    More importantly, what happened to her FACE?!?!

  • And the spandex tights are a NO.  Matte black tights

  • ccm800

    Clown light. 

  • littlemac8

    Personally, at 5 ft, I am never going to wear a top called “BOXY” and she’s not tall enough to carry off that blouse no matter what she wears with it!