Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace

Posted on December 07, 2012

Miss Uma is rocking the shit out this suit and we are swooning, because we’re huge proponents of ladypants on the red carpet.


Uma Thurman attends the premiere of ‘Playing For Keeps’ in New York City in Atelier Versace.

Simple and classic. We’re not in love with the shoes, though. A metallic sandal would’ve made a better impression.

We’re not sure why we’re so keen on the red carpet ladypant. We suppose it comes down to our aversion to princess fantasies and how the red carpet feeds into them so much. Red carpets are part of a working celebrity’s job and there’s a part of us that finds it a little distasteful that a working gal is expected to show up looking like Cinderella when a working guy in the exact same position – and often at the exact same event – is given a free pass for showing up looking like he’s on a Home Depot run. Our attempt to resolve that is to be as hard or harder on the men than we are on the women when it comes to red carpet assessments, but since we know we’re pissing in the wind here, we suppose it’s easier just to praise the ladies for taking it down a notch while still looking stylish and put together.

Having said all that, upon a second look, we have to admit that this is just a skosh too tight on her and that it would look better with a straight-leg pant, rather than the slight flare she’s working now. Still, it’s a great suit and she looks comfortable and stylish.


[Photo Credit: Getty]

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  • If anyone should make the most of their genetic advantages by wearing a slim-legged trouser it is her. I think these are a touch long and a touch flappy but she really is working them.

    • teensmom99

      I actually think that her genetic advantage also makes the flare work.

      •  It certainly doesn’t look bad, it just could be better.

  • Sobaika

    The necklace cinches it for me. Serve, Uma!

  • it helps that she has legs for days. also, i like her mix of silly faces.

  • It’s a fierce pant suit, and I kind of love that she KNOWS she looks good.

    • Billie_Dawn

      Absolutely. Her facial expressions are killing me (in a good way). “Yeah, that’s right. Take it all in, people.”

  • Patricia Gillett

    Love it. I don’t even think it’s tight. She’s working those post-baby curves and I adore her for it. The necklace is hot as well. 

    (With you on the shoes, though.)

  • YoungSally

    Gwynnie Goop wants to be Uma.

    • EveEve

      I wanna be Uma too.  Or at least know the name of her cosmetic surgeon.  She’s looking very refreshed and full of confidence.

      •  I think that’s all natural. Good genes.

  • Pinup Ghoul

    Her legs go on for MILES! I wonder what it’s like to be that tall and fabulous.

    • I’m sure in Hollywood it’s fantastic. In real life you just spend your days getting stuff off the top shelves for random short people when you’re shopping in high water jeans. 

      • filmcricket

        I wouldn’t know, being hobbit-sized, but ‘liked’ for the fact that it made me gigglesnort at my desk. 

      • formerlyAnon

         Also, at least when everyone’s still young, pining after guys who aren’t crazy about the fact that you’re taller than they are. And eschewing cool shoes hoping to minimize the height difference.

      • BrooklynBomber

        And here I’ve spent my whole life thinking the only advantage I have is being able to curl up in small spaces, which was convenient when I was a teenager and we’d have to cram as many people as we could into the only car we had access to. Now it’s totally useless, except for airplane travel, but you have to weigh that against all the clothes that will never look good because you don’t have the length.

        – Brooklyn Shortgirl Bomber

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        hahaha! so true! My cousin recently moved across the country and she said what she misses most is that I can’t get things off high shelves for her any more.

      •  I’m not even tall (5’6″) but I used to have a friend who’d wait until I or someone taller came over to change her lightbulbs.

    • Sobaika

      No clue, but if you need any insight into short and stumpy I got you covered.

      • Pinup Ghoul

         Thanks, I’m good. :/ The rest of my family members are at least 8 inches inches tall than I am, too. No one has any idea how it even happened.

    • barbarienne

       I don’t know if it’s fabulous, but I’ve spent my whole life being tall and I would love to be even taller. I wish I could have made it to 6 feet. Just two more damn inches!

    • I’m 5’8″, which isn’t even all THAT tall, but I do wear heels and have good posture (years of ballet), so I’m often assumed to be much taller. I must say, though, it creeps me out when strangers (esp men) approach me out of nowhere and ask how tall I am. (In general, I loathe overly personal questions from strangers.)

      • I’m just 5’1″ and get this weird thing where guys think it’s okay to pat me on the head as they pass by in a bar or club. 

        • Pinup Ghoul

           Same height, same issue. I’ve gotten to the point where I just slap their hands away.

      • Pinup Ghoul

         Eek! That would be so weird! A girlfriend of mine is 6’3, and she gets that all the time when we go out. I can tell it irritates her. What do you do when people ask you?

        • It kind of depends on the situation, but I’ve gotten to the point where I just say, “I’m not comfortable talking about my body to strangers.” I have NO patience for people with no boundaries! It’s like, why don’t they ask me my bra or shoe size while they’re at it?

          Your girlfriend could say, “a lot taller than you!” and walk away! 🙂

        • (I always get the–do you play basketball–to which I say, No, do you play miniature golf?) Works. Every. Time.

          • instantkarmalr

            At an even 5’11,” my response is “No, are you a jockey?”

            Sadly, I’m usually too nice to use it.

          • Sara LaBatt

            Oh gosh.  This made me laugh so hard!

  • Rand Ortega

    Well played, Mrs. Peel. That serious rockage at the neck is genius!

  • SapphoPoet

    Very sleek. I think she looks great and the necklace is a wonderful choice. 

  • I love it, and she seems to agree. 

  • erinbinek

    Best she’s looked in a while.

  • H3ff

    The shoulders make it for me. Such a powerful silhouette.

  • Love the pantsuit, but I wish she’d do something with the hair.  I’m not sure what, just . . . something.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Brava. Best she’s looked (at least, around here at TLo Enterprises, which is the only place I see her) in ages.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    That is the perfect jewelry for that suit. And her face/hair is GORGEOUS. She’s werqing the suit like it owes her money, but oh, the SHOES.

  • filmcricket

    The jacket feels a bit boxy to me? I want the shoulders to be a tad narrower and the jacket to be a bit longer, I think. 

    •  I like the strong shoulders, especially as a counterweight to the legs-for-days.

  • formerlyAnon

    I like this, it makes the most of her long legs and I just generally like pants with a great jacket. Hair is a little lackluster, but for some reason I am able to see her beauty here. Often she underwhelms me.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I think as she matures, simpler is better for showcasing her strange beauty.

  • Judy_S

    She looks wonderful. Is Butler wearing the delicately shiny blue suit to escort her?

  • Imasewsure

    I love this look on her and I like the fact that’s it not totally slim legged. Glittery shoe would have been nice.

    Gotta say I also love the RC lady pants in part because it’s very Old Hollywood (Claudette Colbert, Kate Hepburn, etc) and shows ballsy (pun intended) F-U feminine chic-ness …

  • msdamselfly

    I like the flared trouser-  it kind of references a skirt and makes the look more feminine

  • I don’t know, it’s a little boring to me. Well fitted, and put together, but boring. I kind of wish there were a more interesting textile, or some details like unusual buttons or a colored lining that you could see if she wore the jacket open.

  • alyce1213

    I can’t tell that it’s too tight, so for me it’s perfection — a WERQ.  I like that she’s wearing peep-toes, which feminizes the very simple, tasteful suit. Great little choker, eh?  She looks phenomenal.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I agree.  WERQ.

  • It doesn’t hurt that Uma is about eleven feet tall.

  • Kate4queen

    She looks classic and elegant and her face is just beautiful. 🙂

  • bravo and well said. Agree whole-heartedly.

  • amaranth16

    Fourth picture is absolutely striking.

  • ccm800

    Excellent point about the guy and dolls. But the truth is it is a lot easier for guys in ANY professional sitch. Slap on a shirt and tie or a suit vs. hiar makeup shave from head to toe. moisturize coif nails jewelry and on and on and yes men CAN groom themselves to within an inch of their lives but they absolutely are not required. Oh and one word: heels. 

  • I wonder if she’d lend me that necklace to wear to my son’s wedding three weeks from today?

  • Jessi03

    She looks KILLER!  Werq it, Uma!

  • zarzee


  • ankali

    I can’t remember the last time she looked this good on the RC. Go Uma!

  • Tatiana Luján

    Why are people wearing sandals in December in NYC? Why?

    • she probably has people to carry her from the car to the venue.  and why not?  she’s a celebrity.

    • alyce1213

      I don’t think they’re sandals; they’re peep-toes.

  • cowper

    That’s why I liked the casual pjs on Kristen Stewart a while back. If I were a hipster vampiress, that’s what I would wear on the RC.

  • bellafigura1

    I love the flared pant — she’s just had a kid and the cut of those pants helps tone down the obviously generous bosoms she’s harnessed within. The suit is terrific. I think the wrong note here is the necklace — it’s too old-lady.  She needed a nice yard-long diamond strand, and gawd Uma, get thee to the salon.  The hair is flat in color, flat in volume and adolescent in style.  

  • decormaven

    Serving it UP! 

  • MissAmynae

     Long cool woman in a black suit! 6-foot beautiful tall! Just one look and we went woot! woot!! Caught that long cool woman had it onnnn…..

  • ShayShay

    “…just a skosh too tight on her” — All hell naw! TLo you’re wrong, wrong, wrong.   She’s trying to look womanly in her menswear inspired pantsuit.  The fact that it is “fitted” (not tight) is what makes this look a winner.  

    • There’s pulling across the buttons in the jacket.

      • Monabel

        I can’t tell, ’cause it’s a black suit. Black obscures detail. I would so much prefer a color, though.

  • Judy_J


  • catching any flies there in that second photo?

  • She’s never looked better. Fantastic! Mia Wallace would be proud to be seen in this.

  • random_poster

    DAY-um! Love this, and her seemingly-8-foot-long legs.

  • I’d have liked to see a pop of color somewhere. Perhaps Katy Perry’s green bodice peaking out under the jacket. Or at least a more colorful necklace. Otherwise, you gotta be tall and lean like Uma to really pull off the pant suit.

  • Judih1

    Don’t like her hair and minimal make up

  • BazoDee

    Whenever you type “ladypants” -I always hear Rachel Maddow saying “Lady parts” in my head. Just so you know 😉

  • Nice.

  • kschwarting

    Would never have known she just had a child recently–she looks amazing!  Love her “natural” makeup.

  • I LOVE IT!

  • MilaXX

    I like the entire look down to the shoe. Sure a metalic sandal & straight leg pant would be more fashion y, but this look as is makes for a cooler, laid back look.

  • A Reeves

    Is anyone else getting a faint Faye Dunnaway vibe here? Or am I just showing my age?
    She looks fab.

  • I love this look.  Chic and like she didn’t try too hard. I go for this silouette myself quite often and I can’t werq it like Uma but it’s awfully flattering. I wish her shoes were showier but I am so glad that we can see her shoes. I hate it when people screw up this look with shoe-covering pants.

  • Toto Maya

    I think this is the best I’ve ever seen her. Her hair and makeup look great and that suit makes her body look amazing.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Uma is looking really, really great lately. Yes, the suit might be a tad tight, but she is working the beejesus out of it, and she’s giving good face, too.

  • barbarienne

    Damn, that woman knows how to pose. Every shot is completely elegant–even the one where she’s laughing–and looks entirely natural and unforced. That’s not good genetics; that’s legitimate confidence and poise.

    She just keeps improving with age. At this rate, she’ll be even more amazing than Helen Mirren when she’s her age.

  • pookiesmom

    She’s hot and BOY does she know it! Her confidence just radiates from her. I love her in this post-baby non-emaciated realm. She looks great. 


  • trisker

    I really, really appreciate you both for encouraging us all to ditch the princess fantasy.  It can be so destructive to young women.

    • Yes, when I watch “Say Yes to the Dress,” I want to puke at all the women, many in their mid to late 20s, saying, “I want to be a princess on my wedding day!” Please! Where does this come from? Besides from how gag-inducing the thought itself is, princesses don’t wear tight strapless wedding gowns with their breasts hanging out all over the place like the Kardashians.

      • I’m pretty sure Cinderella didn’t have fake tits and shot up lips, either. 

  • woah, looking sharp!

  • I could go for slightly more dramatic makeup – this is just a little underwhelming to me – but overall she looks fabulous.

  • shanteUstay

    I am in love with this look!
    But I want something more, just a teeny bit of sparkle. 

  • eight_of_nine

    DAMN.  She looks great and she knows it!  

  • I like her longer hair, but wish she had brushed it!

  • Marjean Fieldhouse

    she looks fab but NO on metallic shoes – that would have taken it from kick ass to middle mgt at office party, or Golden Girls

  • She looks FAB-OO-LOUS just as she is!!  Hope she doesn’t become one of those who over-“refresh” and become unrecognizable.  She still looks like Uma here.

  • “Red carpets are part of a working celebrity’s job and there’s a part of us that finds it a little distasteful that a working gal is expected to show up looking like Cinderella…” This is an excellent point. There’s red carpet and there’s RED CARPET. The lower case red carpet is definitely more of a business event and women should be able to dress accordingly. While RED CARPET has a business component as well, these are inherently glamorous and more formal events. This look is lovely for a lower case red carpet. I’m not loving the flat-ironed hair or the goddam nude lip again, but she looks mahvelous otherwise.