Solange Knowles in Olcay Gulsen

Posted on December 06, 2012

Girl, no:


Solange Knowles attends the Ermenegildo Zegna “Essenze” Collection Launch event in an Olcay Gulsen dress paired with B Brian Atwood sandals in New York City.

Olcay Gulsen Two-Slit Dress

B Brian Atwood Labrea Corded Snakeskin Sandal

While the Diana Ross hair is giving us life and the shoes are pretty sexy, we’re here to tell you, girl, that no one looks good in a tight dress with double slit action.

Girl, pack this dress up and send it … to absolutely no one. Just get rid of it. It’s awful.


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  • j_anson

    Man, even the model doesn’t look good in it.

  • thesixthbeatle

    Love the hair. Serving up seventies realness. She is cooler than her sister.

    • Rand Ortega

       Soooo much cooler.

      • DeborahJozayt

        So cool she’s gonna need some ice trays.

    • Introspective

      That hair is to die… Makeup is gorgeous. All that is wasted on this mess of a dress.

    • Fantastic hair!

    • H3ff

      It’s so refreshing to see an R&B artist with her natural hair colour. I am so sick of bad highlights and cheap-looking dye jobs.

  • tereliz

    Double slit action NEVER looks good on a dress that tight. Yikes. 

    • Double slit action never looks good, period. I think, anyway. I’m wracking my brain trying to think of an instance, and the only thing I can think of is Wonder Woman in a comic book, and that’s just not a practical application.

      • Catiline

        If you are Chun-Li and need to finish off your opponent with a spinning whirl kick, you can rock a double slit. 

        That’s all.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I want to put some anti-frizz product in her hair and trim it a bit on the sides.
    The dress is awful but that color suits her very well.

  • Kristy Evans

    It’s kind of amazing how something so simple could be SO ugly. That dress is tragic.

  • looks like a tribal costume

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips

    I like the color.

  • literally just have this one slit, or no slit at all and it would be perfectly acceptable. maybe not an exciting dress, but acceptable. Now Solange looks like a femme fatale… wearing a dress made from her last husband.

  • Trisha26

    Even on the model it looks like a car chamois.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    unless you’re a gladiator the double slit is a major fashion don’t…

    • Kristin McNamara

      Yea, my mind went to Khal Drogo!

      • schadenfreudelicious

        indeed, he and Spartacus are about the only ones who can work that look 🙂

        • Kristin McNamara

          And boyyyy can they ever work that look! 😉

          • lovelyivy

             *fanning self*

    • DeborahJozayt

      But it keeps things so airy breezy. 

  • this dress makes her look downright fat.

    anyway, you should all check out her new record, which is lovely.

    • MilaXX

       I just saw a video the other day. Lovely

    • Kristin McNamara

      The dress is ugly, no question. But you honestly think she looks “downright fat”? I shudder to think what you would call a person of my size behind closed doors! (Or on a fashion website, as it may be.) :/

      • well, compared to how she usually looks, yeah.
        but i dont talk about peoples weight in their absence. or presence.
        (celebrity fashion commentary is something else, of course.)

  • Nothing says Twenny Dollah Hooker like a two slit too tight dress.

    • Kristin McNamara

      Mmm. Preach.
      Too slit. And too tight. 😉

  • Great rings, great clutch, great shoes. The best thing I can say about the dress was if one slit was sewn up it’d be way too tight. One slit and going up a size would be the better option though.

  • Lily-Rygh

    A classic example of Scrolldown Fug.

    • Annabelle Archer

      I thought the very same thing.

    • Alisa Rivera

      You beat me to it.

  • Dot

    Seriously, this dress looks like a Flinstone costume of some sort. It looks even worse on the model.

    • kimmeister

      Agreed, I immediately thought “fancy loin cloth.”

  • charlotte

    This is Lea Michele’s dress (although she would have the neckline altered). Solange is far too fabulous for it!

  • MarissaLG

    Everything is great except from the hips to the knees. I agree, T-Lo. LIVING for the hair. 

  • bookish

    Well, her nail polish color is nice at least. 🙂

    • DeborahJozayt

      I like the ring on her left hand, too! Very beautiful gold.

  • sharialbert


  • The double slit dress is a turn-off but she looks about as gorgeous as I’ve ever seen her.  Love the hair and makeup!

  • MilaXX

    The double slit is NO ONES friend. If this was a clingy sheath, she’d be rockin’ it.

    • DeborahJozayt

      The top half of her is bangin’, though! 

  • samo_samo

    You guys are so right about that dress. She still looks pretty. The color is good on her and I like all of her accessories.

  • nicole seligman

    it’s like she tried to put on carrie’s naked dress but it wasn’t ready for her jelly

    • DeborahJozayt

      That’s Carrie on the wrong side of the tracks. 

  • Judy_J

    I don’t know what that dress costs, but it looks like $9.99.

    • DeborahJozayt

      Get 2 more chamois dresses and you’ll get a free toaster oven! Just $75 S&H!

  • Too bad, the color is doing amazing things for her.

  • At first, I was all, “Why isn’t this a WERQ?” And then I saw the Slits of Doom.

  • jw_ny

    Too bad that that 1 extra slit ruined an otherwise really nice look.

  • Funkykatt

    I know a couple of people to send it to…..

  • If that dress had even a little more breathing room and one less slit everything would be working here.  Her hair and makeup are stunning.

  • but tlo, dont you realize that its the famous amazon jungle loincloth dress? also good for bicycle riding

  • chitowndg

    I would go up a size and then close the slits some from the top – two smaller slits would be fine if it fitted.  Hair = fun and wonderful.

  • Imasewsure

    Such a great color on her; everything is fabulous except for the bottom half of the dress which is AWFUL!! Definitely looks like a high school DIY project from the waste down. But she looks really beautiful

  • Agreed on all fronts. Horrific dress. But save the shoes!

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I know nothing about dressing women.  One look in the mirror shows that I know nothing about dressing men either (well not today because I have been ill and therefore wearing underwear only for two days but I mean when I do leave the house).  However, I am starting to suspect that slits should only be in odd numbers, not even.  Like one slit would be sexy, eleven slits would be cracked out and fabulous, and 111 slits would be fringe.  Is there a secret mathemagic to fashion?

  • Those shoes are a fucking joke- right? I’m just not in on the joke I’m guessing… 

  • flower753


  • jilly_d

    Scrolldowwwwwwn fuuuuuuuuug!

  • SpillinTea

    I love Basement Baby, but this is a Heidi dress (on which it would still look bad). On a good note, love the new cd!

  • kaycem

    i don’t even care — happy to be in the minority here:  i like it, loincloth and all.  😀  

  • Louise Bryan

    Built in toilet flap!

  • Scarlet39

    The dress is heinous, but I think this is the best she’s ever looked from the neck up

  • Sara__B

    Solange is near the top of my Irrational Celebrity LIKE List, but even she can’t pull off a chamois loin cloth. 

  • shanteIstay

    It’s an odd dress but that peachy nude color looks excellencent against her skin 🙂

  • I looooove her hair. And the shoes are hot too, but too matchy. But I agree – the dress is NOT for her. Or anyone.

  • baxtercruz

    But what about that clutch?? Does anyone know who makes it?

  • Doesn’t look so bad to me. Possibly she was going to do a Tina Turner tribute. Proud Mary perhaps? 

  • AnneElliot

    Bless her for NOT wearing hideous Frankenstomper platforms like the model.  Two slits are just a bad idea, but I forgive her because of her shoe choice.  And great smile!

  • ankali

    Well… the cuff and the manicure are nice.

  • prettybigkitty

    Bad Solange!  Bad!

    • mmc2315

      What has happened to her?!  Mis-step after mis-step, recently.  Is it time to call for an intervention?  I’m wringing my hands at this point.

  • My feet hurt just looking at those shoes.

  • hair & face on point, but what’s up with her mani? I do the gel nails and that looks like about 2 weeks out to me…she betta get to the salon, in my fantasy when I can, I will see the manicurist at least 2 x’s a week!!! no ugly cuticle without color for me anymore

  • RzYoung

    she’d send it to Lea Michelle and you know Lea would wear the crap out of it and not in a good way! Imagine how she’d post with double slits?!

  • It reminds me of Indian dress. So strange. One slit and this would have been dead on. Damn it, Solange. 

  • Cathy S

    Dress, no. Hair, yes.

  • kategs

    The color is gorgeous on her but the dress itself?  Blech.

  • LOVE the hair and face, but the double slits are too much. She looks very old school GLAM though.

  • OH NO but I will take all of your accessories.

  • Jenna621

    I actually said “Ew” out loud upon viewing. 

  • spooki C

    Dress looks way better on her than the model. Great accessories and shoes.

  • guest2visits

    From the waist up; gorgeous. Love the accessories too. Horrible slits. The dress isn’t meant for anyone.

    • Iroqhard

      That is exactly what I thought. It is, as the internet says, scroll-down fug.

  • ccm800

    Those shoes are RIDICULOUS! Good lord her poor feet. 

  • ShayShay

    I think Solange manages to look as good as anyone possible could in a dress like this.  Those sandals have no support; how can she possibly walk in them?

  • AnaRoW

    I think the hair is more Donna Summer than Diana Ross. Diana didn’t do bangs. Dress would be nice without the slits.

  • quiltrx

    Come on girl.  I’m pretty sure I’d like that clutch (I am betting it’s Bulgari), but your hands are completely obscuring it.  You’ve got to SHOW that expensive shit, girl!

  • The only 2 slit dresses that I’ll ever not hate are qipaos and cheongsams

  • Carly Warnock

    vagina curtains.

  • Sarah Schuster

    Whatevs Solange is awesome. She can do no wrong in my eyes.