Gemma Arterton Double Shot

Posted on January 30, 2013

From the highest highs to the lowest lows, darling. The world of the red carpet is rife with pitfalls. Actually, in this case, it’s more of a mid-high to lowest low, which makes us feel like we should mention the barometric pressure or something.

 

Gemma Arterton attends the premiere of ‘Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters’ in Australia in Erdem.

No, not highest high, necessarily, but still a pretty cute look overall. We don’t have an issue with anything here. It’s an easy, pretty look.

But it’ll look like world-class couture once you get a load of this next one. Brace yourselves, kittens.

 

Gemma Arterton (pictured with Jeremy Renner) attends the 2nd Annual AACTA Awards in Sydney, Australia in Vivienne Westwood. Shoes by Christian Dior.

Seriously, THAT is the worst dress we’ve seen in AGES. She’s serving up Venus of Willendorf realness in that thing. How can you put that on and not see that it’s giving you giant hips and thighs, way out of proportion to your own body? It’s an outrageously unflattering and unattractive dress. Girl needs to invest in mirrors, better lighting, and a friend who will say, “GOD, no” when the occasion warrants it.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

    • Sobaika

      MY EYES!!!!

      • Violina23

        We’ve seen it… we can’t un-see it :/

    • kimmeister

      The print on the first dress is adorable, although I hate her eyeshadow there.

      The 2nd look – OOF.  It reminds me of when people wear shorts that ride up the insides of their thighs.

      • Aly Light

         I spent several seconds trying to figure out if she was, in fact, wearing harem pants. A dress that manages to look like ill-fitting harem pants = a very poor dress indeed.

        • Maddict

          Whaaatt?  Those are harem pants?!  I think I just threw up a little in my mouth….

          • demidaemon

            I can’t tell which they are, because she is using that old faithful, the “I gotta pee” pose.

    • SassieCassy

      they dont even look like the same person

      • V V

        I know, right? I feel like I have a pretty clear mental picture of what Gemma Arterton’s face looks like and it’s completely at odds with the two different women in these pictures…?

    • Carly Warnock

      Wow. That is a mistake of gigantic proportions (pun fully intended).

    • Paigealicious

      Yikes!!!! And those Dior shoes are ugly AND don’t go with the dress…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josefina-Madariaga-Suárez/100002964685796 Josefina Madariaga Suárez

      I choked on my tea when I saw the last dress. And then I spilled the rest of it when I read the “Venus of Willendorf” reference.

      I love you, guys. I really, really do.

      • ecallaw1977

        Seconded on the TLo love.  I generally consider myself pretty knowledgeable (and modest), yet reading TLo’s commentary often leaves me either chuckling with amusement and self-satisfaction from getting their reference, or scurrying off to Google.  The latter, in this instance. 

      • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

        Venus of Willendorf realness. Whatever the internet version of a Pulitzer is, you guys need to get it for this line.

    • Elizabeth Silverstein

      And her HAIR! What are those ear wisp things? They mirror the horror of horrors of seamage highlighting her crotchular area while widening everything. HORRIBLE. 

      AND, AND – Renner’s makeup is out of control. What is WRONG with him!?

      The first dress is way cute though.

      • kimmeister

        Those seams are like an arrow for a really dumb beau – “insert your junk here.”

      • fursa_saida

        Seriously, th eear wisp is what happens with my hair when it gets out of control, which is why I have a nervous habit of tucking anything that might be loose behind my ears.

        Sometimes I think actors should just promote movies in their costumes. She looked hot as hell in Hansel and Gretel. Leather pants and bustiers all round!

    • butterflysunita

      Truly hideous dress.  

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Lord have MERCY!
      I get the deaigner’s intention, but that garment cannot be worn by anyone with any hips whatever. Yikes!! Oh for the days when the studio oversaw what their stars went out in public wearing.

      • MilaXX

        I doubt even a size 00 could wear that dress. It’s just a bad design.

    • Alyssa

      Wow, that second dress is the worst dress ever, and the hair isn’t good either! I thought you guys were exaggerating, but nope! I do really like the first look though. I feel we will be seeing the second in the top ten worst looks of 2013 for sure!

    • hmariec19

      Girl needs to fire her makeup person.

      And then set whoever recommended that second dress on fire.

      • Sobaika

        I wonder if Jeremy Renner is her makeup person.

        • http://twitter.com/OhFaerieNuff Laurie S. Neilsen

          Maybe they’ve been doing each other’s makeup. It would explain a lot.

      • captrenault

        Looks like it’s flame-retardant.  My guess it’s the same material they use for firefighters’ heat-reflection suits.

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      My real-time reaction to the second dress: “Oh dear.” Scroll. “Oh dear.” Scroll. “OH GOD!”

      • denas silberstein

        you’re such a lady,LYH.  mine was “holy shit.”  scroll. “holy shit.”  scroll. “holy shitttt.”

    • bhl_1123

      OH MY! It looks like the same head put atop two COMPLETELY different bodies!  

    • Introspective

      so we’re not going to talk about the insanity of a movie selling hansel and gretel as witch hunters?

      ok then. i’ll just say that the absolute dreckitude of her 2nd look befits this lemon of a movie and move on. 

    • itsnotoveryet11

      Oh my god I think we have a contender for worst dress of 2013 already and it’s only January.  

      • 3boysful

         Ah, I should’ve read down.  I just said the same thing.  Great minds.

    • thesixthbeatle

      Jeremy is wearing makeup again!

    • carolynmo

      The Venus of willendorf!!! I’m dying.

      Great day in the morning, that’s bad. Somebody had a magic mirror.

    • f_yeah_marie

      She looks like she has gigantic panty lines/wearing Depends with that second dress, yikes

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Tin foil crotch fins.  I can’t…

    • SewingSiren

      The first one is great. The print is very Gretel in the dappled forest. The feet and shoes are weird in the second one.

    • mhleta

      Nothing quite says “fashion” like shiny elephant skin. And apparently the elephant wasn’t quite ready to leave its skin, thereby explaining the extra girth going in in the hip area. Wow..that is just….gee. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000393765005 Garcia Loca

      “Venus of Willendorf realness”  HAHAHAHAHA!

      That is a seriously hideous garment, WTF Vivienne?

    • Tatiana Luján

      I love the shoes of the second look but why on Earth would you want to wear a dress that tells people your crotch is near your knees!
      Oh, and that 80s pink lipstick! Poor girl.

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      Good LORD. And Vivienne Westwood usually makes dressed that flatter a lady’s figure so well. A terrible miss this time.

      • Airkisses

         Actually, does anyone have a picture of the runway version of this dress? I can’t imagine it was a custom-made piece!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U5LTVYHX32MGMMXR33G7TOXVR4 Magdalena Monzerrat Ontiveros

      now i can’t take it out from my head!!! 

    • decormaven

      You guys are KILLING it! I needed a laugh today. Poor child, that silver dress will haunt you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1594250515 Kim Brightman

      This explains why Jeremy Renner looks so creepy.

    • marilyn

      Sometimes, the excitement of becoming so important that big name designers letting you wear their clothes overpowers the novice.  Also, she is promoting this movie, so she needs something new and smashing almost every day.  The pressure is on.  Still, she should have turned down dress #2.  She is young, and will learn A LOT on this promotional tour.

    • aeb1986

      is it too soon to add this to the worst dressed of 2013 list?

      • MilaXX

        It’s gonna take something helluva fug to top this monstrosity

    • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

      In that second picture, I can’t tell what looks more tortured, her feet or that fabric.

    • http://twitter.com/sully27 sully27

      The bottom of that second dress reminded me of hammer pants.

    • Trisha26

      I don’t like the Erdem dress either, and I know we’re not discussing Jeremy, but his pants need hemming. With all the fashion misses for both of them lately they should demand a sequel “Hansel & Gretel: Stylist Hunters.”

      • 3boysful

         Whew!  I was hoping I wasn’t alone in that.  The back is cute, but I don’t really like the print, and she has too much bust to wear such a high neckline.  She needs a V to break up the vast expanse.  (Thank you, Stacy & Clinton.)

    • Vickiefantastico

      Are we sure those aren’t pants? Is it a pantsuit? And my goodness, it’s inner if the worst things I’ve seen.

      • Angela_the_Librarian

         That was my first thought too..they look like pants. Of course how she’s posing may be adding to that illusion.

        • Vickiefantastico

          You’re probably right. Maybe she had some serious static going on?

    • captrenault

      That reminds me — I need to pick up chives for tonight’s baked potatoes.

    • Nazzzy

      I find Jeremy’s makeup to be the most offensive thing here.

    • Mistie Holler

      How can boobs look droopy and square at the same time? How can Vivienne Westwood have made a career in fashion yet not have realised how monstrously unflattering a dress like that would look even on the slimmest, perkiest frame?

    • j_anson

      Yes, it’s all very well to talk about how multiple body shapes can be beautiful, but the baseline fact is that large, rounded hips are inherently ugly. Pretending they aren’t inherently ugly is something we do to be nice when a star HAS them; but if a star that DOESN’T have them wears a dress that makes it look like she does, we’ll collectively crucify her for it. Because that shit is ugly.

      /Sarcasm

      Seriously, though, I don’t think this is a great dress – the seaming is weird and awkward – but I’m a little put off by the level of “OH MY GOD IT MAKES IT LOOK LIKE SHE HAS THIIIIIIIIGHS!” going on here.

      • Mistie Holler

        It’s not the roundedness – personally, I like a rounded hip – it’s the disproportionate massiveness, and the shiny, look-at-my-crotch chevron/hammerpants combo. And the way the top is making her boobs look cuboid yet droopy… I could probably go on… 

        • Mistie Holler

          …to be fair, I think part of it is just the way she’s standing with er legs crossed and the side of Jeremy’s body rucking her dress up.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

         I don’t really think it has anything to do with actually having or not having rounded hips/thighs. I can’t even address the cheap tinsel fabric, but how can anyone NOT see that horrible giant V that screams, “HERE IS MY VAGINA, ENCIRCLED BY MY SHINY THIGHS”? The dress also puckers awkwardly around her hips and that draping honestly causes a cartoonish silhouette. I really hope she got that dress for free, because I cannot imagine someone actually paying money for it.

        • j_anson

          I mean, as I noted at the bottom of my post, I don’t think it’s a well-made dress. There’s lots to dislike about it. I agree the vagina-V is awkward, and the seaming is weird and puckered, etc. If TLo had said that, I’d be cheering along. Instead, what they said was basically, “OMG this makes her thighs look big, WORST DRESS EVER.”

          And the thing is, I don’t think making thighs look large is inherently awful. I THINK what the design was going for here was a silhouette like here:
          http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQSSASRAl54QPIzBgOvY1bPa3ZsPatwwNeGkZypWioN4vWMbMbERw
          or here:
          http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5Lm3CkuYqv0/Ta7xwNmXGyI/AAAAAAAAAmw/aRXS5A80H8I/s1600/ginger1.bmp
          where the thighs ARE emphasized, in the context of an hourglass shape with a nipped in waist.
          And that silhouette, in my opinion, is not inherently unattractive. It’s intensely feminine – hey, that’s the whole point of the Venus of Willendorf – and it can be really hot. It’s true that THIS DRESS is poorly executed, agreed. But the mere fact that it exaggerates her thighs is not, in my opinion, a horrible sin. If this dress didn’t have a weird vagina-V and bad seaming, I think I would like it’s basic silhouette, emphasized thighs and all.

        • j_anson

          [Arg, I always forget that posting with links means it doesn't show up. You may get a duplicate of this with links to some pics if the mods ever approve it. For now, here's one without.] I mean, as I noted at the bottom of my post, I don’t think it’s a well-made dress. There’s lots to dislike about it. I agree the vagina-V is awkward, and the seaming is weird and puckered, and there’s an odd squareness to the top of the hips where the gathering-in and the waist bends weirdly, etc. If TLo had said that, I’d be cheering along. Instead, what they said was basically, “OMG this makes her thighs look big, WORST DRESS EVER.”
          And the thing is, I don’t think making thighs look large is inherently awful. I THINK what the design was going for here was a silhouette like Sophia Loren had, or like some of Ginger Rogers’ costumes, particularly ones with pants, had – where the thighs ARE large/emphasized, in the context of an hourglass shape with a nipped in waist.
          And that silhouette, in my opinion, is not inherently unattractive. It’s intensely feminine – hey, that’s the whole point of the Venus of Willendorf – and it can be really hot. It’s true that THIS DRESS is poorly executed, agreed. But the mere fact that it exaggerates her thighs is not, in my opinion, a horrible sin. If this dress didn’t have a weird vagina-V and bad seaming, I think I would like its basic silhouette, emphasized thighs and all.

          • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

            The point isn’t that it makes her hips big; it’s that it makes her hips and thighs look far out of proportion to the rest of her body, which is why we didn’t write “OMG, this makes her thighs look big,” and instead wrote, “it’s giving you giant hips and thighs, way out of proportion to your own body.”

            • j_anson

              Yes, and my point is, I agree that the dress changes her silhouette. And I agree that it’s a badly-made dress for a variety of reasons. But I don’t think the change to the silhouette is actually the basic problem (it is a different but not an inherently un-sexy silhouette) and I do think that focusing on it makes a lot of girls who have that silhouette naturally feel like crap.

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              We kept our criticisms, as we always do, centered on the dress; in this case, the proportions of the dress. There is no commentary being made on her body, or on any other woman’s body.

            • j_anson

              Yeah, but… I mean, if the core critique of the dress is, “that makes your thighs look larger than they are, hence it is an ugly dress,” you really don’t think that sends any message about the relative attractiveness of large thighs?

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              No, I honestly don’t. So long as we’re talking about the wearer’s proportions vs. the garment’s proportions and not just claiming that large thighs are bad.

            • j_anson

              Guess we’re doomed to disagree. I’m sure it’ll haunt you. Sure, you may be successful bloggers and have your own little fashion empire – but somewhere on your forums, someone is disagreeing with you! :)

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

               Oh, honey. Disagreement comes with the package. We’ll live.

            • j_anson

              Yes, that… was kind of… the joke I was making…

            • Pennymac

              POO. As someone with “thunder thighs” I’ll way in here, J_anson. No,what TLo said didn’t make me feel bad about my hourglass shape. I was too busy laughing at the INYOURFACE ugliness of this dress. It would be unflattering on anyone regardless, because its just about the most horrid thing I’ve ever seen! I’ve never felt that any TLo post has been written in criticism of lady-stars bodies, or any body part in particular. *hint: its about the clothes!

            • Airkisses

              TLo have always been supporters of different body types (for example, they question the typical “rules” about how big women should dress). All they do point out when a certain outfit does or doesn’t flatter their bodies (see: posts on Christina Hendricks, post on Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji), same as they do to the skinnier women as well.

              They are also sensitive to gender-based double standards, ageism, and people of color in media, which just goes to show their character. Lack of proper proportion is a frequent observation of theirs independent of the person’s shape or size.

              You’re outraged by mainstream media’s message that big thighs = bad. Which you should be! (My beef is: who invented the rule that inner thighs shouldn’t touch? :P) But I think you’re
              projecting that onto TLo and reading into their post something that
              they’re not saying at all. Look at the intention behind their words and it’s quite uplifting, actually.

            • Airkisses

              From a Nov 2010 post on Rebel Wilson on Jay Leno:

              “But look, that’s her body. That’s what her body does when she sits down. We still think she looks pretty fantastic. If we opined that she needed to either wear something big and flowy to hide her body or that she needed to corset herself to alter the shape of her body, we think that’d come off awfully condescending. We’ll recommend shapewear when a lady needs a tiny little bit of help to smooth out the bumps when she’s wearing something tight, but we don’t think shapewear should be deployed to attempt to radically alter a body’s shape (which never works anyway). And we’ve never been of the school of thinking that says larger-sized women should wear tents to hide their shape as if it’s shameful. To us, saying that she shouldn’t have worn that dress because it reveals that she has a prominent stomach would be the same thing as saying that she shouldn’t wear dresses because her legs aren’t sticks – and we’d never say that. To us, the real issue here is that it’s too short for her when she sits down, but we don’t think the silhouette or fit is wrong for her at all.” – TLo

            • j_anson

              My beef is not with TLo in general. I like TLo! That’s why I’m here reading! And I agree that TLo are usually pretty good on this (heck, I’ve actually been on the “TLo are just fine here” side of comparable discussions on posts where I genuinely thought their commentary was reasonable and they were being called out for no reason).

              But you know what? This particular post rubbed me the wrong way, and I thought it was an ill-considered critique as written, whatever their intentions were (I’m sure they were good – TLo seem like basically decent guys). I still do! Doesn’t mean I’m going to stomp off in a huff and stop reading. Just means I’m going to say my piece. Which I have done. :)

            • Airkisses

               Agreed. As Voltaire wrote, “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.” :)

            • j_anson

              To put it another way, it’s not very often commentators in the fashion industry say, “My god, woman! That corset! It makes your waist look disproportionately small! Worst dress ever!”

            • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

              No, but you will hear commenters say that a dress takes away the wearer’s shape or makes the bust or hips look small.

      • Cannella3

         Thank you.

    • Carolyn Warfield

      “Venus of Willendorf.”   I love you guys. Throwback to college art history classes, what what?

    • MilaXX

      First look is really pretty. Second look made me say, “Da-yum, that is fugly.!”

    • Annabelle Archer

      Well gossip hounds, I think we’ve answered the is Jeremy Renner a gay question.  Because, in my heart of hearts, no gay friend would let his costar go in front of the cameras looking like that.  Even if he wanted to be the prettiest belle of the ball, he would stop her and give her a firm “Oh honey noooooo”.  

      • demidaemon

        Oh, I don’t know about that. Just as we have catty women (think Mean Girls) who will undermine a friend there are catty gay men who will do the same (just look at some of the crap going on in the Untucked from this week’s RPDR). That said, maybe he didn’t even see her in this dress until they were both on the red carpet. At that point, it’s a little too late to do anything but get her off the RC before more pics get taken.

    • Rand Ortega

      That 2nd look is what I put my turkey in last Thanksgiving.

    • Judy_J

      Holy crap….that last outfit is a doozy.  She looks like a potato waiting to be baked.

    • lizajane1776

      Second one looks like jhodpurs. And I think I recognize the neckline from some that Helena Bonham-Carter has worn. Didn’t like it on her, either.

    • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

      OMG Renners face!

      I’m detecting a trend with all these print dresses and its one I really like.

    • SublimatedRage

      The cut of the dress AND that cross-legged pose make her look like a big funnel…..

    • Le_Sigh

      What the eff in that second one?  Those hair wisps- I can’t even-

      I’ll just keep looking down at the fierce shoes.  

    • Allyson Wells

      How could Vivienne Westwood create such a thing?

      • l_c_ann

        Vivienne did because she can. 

        (Same reason she did the book with herself as nudes.)  Any publicity……

    • afabulous50

      OMG that second dress is horrible.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      that second dress is an abomination, as is Jeremy’s guyliner….

    • jw_ny

      Look all…here’s my huge vag!  good golly….smh.

    • http://twitter.com/smithben Ben Smith

      What on earth is going on with Jeremy Renner’s face? Did he just piss his makeup person off, or has he lost his mind and thinks he looks cute? Gemma looks a mess too. That second dress, I just can’t. It looks like it’s made out of loft insulation. 

    • nnbb

      Both looks are bad.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/B4BW7T5YMYAOAV5JWQYRXYXPOY Sarah

      I can’t approve of the first dress. It looks like one of Chloe’s alters paper-mached it from kids’ construction paper.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VZLU6YVO4BRTELTTH3GRAAMWZQ Dot

      I get what you’re saying with regard to a nipped in waist and an hourglass shape. However, the dress that Gemma is wearing here achieves nothing even remotely close to the pencil skirt that, in your example, Sophia Loren is wearing. In fact, that dress actually ruins and detracts from the great feminine shape she has. There are flattering and unflattering ways of showcasing a more exaggerated female form — this dress falls in the latter category. I think this was TLo’s point.

    • H2olovngrl

      She looks better than the wax figure she is posing with.

    • mjude

      dear god the 2nd dress is AWFUL.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      Between the dress and the pose, all I can see in the second picture is a woman who really, really has to pee.  Probably not what she was going for, huh?

    • crash1212

      The only thing I like in any of these pictures are the shoes with the second….”look”? The rest of both looks is to laugh and roll ones eyes. That first dress makes her top half look like she should be playing football rather than attending a premier and the less said about that silver monstrosity the better. The only thing helping less with any of this is the existence of the Jeremy and his crazy-ass face. GAH. I wasn’t ever going to go see this Hansel and Gretel thing…now I wouldn’t consider it if somebody offered to pay my way. This makes me very cross!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AOBSJV6HLYYU7YOR34YW5KOMSE Jane

      Maybe she made the dress herself.

    • Pennymac

      Oh GAWD. I just chortled alone in my office. CHORTLED! 
      Bless her heart.

    • Kristy Evans

      I actually uttered “Holy shit” out loud. Terrible.

    • stubbornthoughts

      It’s as if the dress is making her stand in the pee position.

    • Kathy_Marlow

      The second one should be burned..

    • ballerinawithagun

      What happened Viv? That woman has the body that your clothes were meant for, but you didn’t give her the correct dress or fit it properly. Also the sleeves in the first dress hit her at a bad point and are a little tight. She is a gorgeous woman and requires womanly appropriate dresses. She needs the Joan Holloway look.

    • MissAmynae

      My fingers are itching like crazy. Must…Tuck…HairWisps…behind…ears…

    • unbornfawn

      WTF with that second dress? I think the print would have looked even better in front of a different background. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Between Renner’s makeup and Arterton’s dress it is a perfect storm of awkward hideousness.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      All I could say when I saw that second dress was “WHYYYYYY?”

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Wow! That silver dress is hiddy.  

    • Lily-Rygh

      WTF?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      She looks like a lumpy baked potato.  The first dress, on the other hand, is lovely and the print is very pretty.

    • 3boysful

      OK, go ahead and put that second one in your file of TOP TEN WORST of 2013–you know it’ll be in the lineup somewhere.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Yikes!  That second one is an example of scrolldown fug — the top looks fine, but then… then…

      Is it pants?  Like some really weird jumpsuit?  I don’t get how that skirt works!!!

    • http://twitter.com/SparklyCasanova UglyCasanova

      The first dress looks like a collection of chewed gum.

    • Zippypie

      Between that frock and Jeremy Renner’s face, my brain just exploded.  AHHHHHH!  The pain! The pain!

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      I now have a giant nerd crush on you boys for using “Venus of Willendorf” in a sentence.  I love you both.

    • thesevenendless

      You can see Renner’s guyliner from space.

    • http://CallMeJane.com/ CallMeJane

      OMG – you are forcing me to look at Jeremy Renner again.  I’m going to have nightmares.

    • Anniebet

      Dayum, the bottom of that second dress looks like a silver diaper with chaps attached. Baffling. Unfortunate. Yuck-worthy.

    • another_laura

      Wow.  The Westwood.  Catastrophically awful.

    • nannypoo

      When I saw the first one I thought the photos had been mixed up and I was looking at the lowest low. Then I scrolled down and OMG it got even worse, an even lower lowest low.  Who is this woman and why doesn’t someone send her some clothes?

    • libraangel

      From Mount Everest (well, maybe not that high – let’s say Mount Washington in New Hampshire) to the very, very bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, that’s how far the first look goes down to the second, which is unfathomable. Yes, the WORST I have seen in a long, long time (even worse than some PR disasters): it almost makes me ill. (Is Jeremy Renner smiling – or laughing?!)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Adams/1143985903 Sarah Adams

        Yeah Mt. Washington reference. 

    • Carrieanno

      Many, many kaleidoscopes were sacrified to make that first dress.

    • margaret meyers

      And there’s Jeremy, with his pants and his eyelashes too long.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

      A Venus of Willendorf reference? This is why you guys are my favorite.

      And that is one awful silver crotch napkin. YEAGAH.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

      As a nine-years and counting student of the fine arts and art history, I am so incredibly delighted by the reference to the Venus of Willendorf in this post. Thank you, TLo. And at the same turn, SHAME on you, Vivienne Westwood, for turning a perfectly lovely young woman into a baked potato. A pudgy baked potato, at that.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Adams/1143985903 Sarah Adams

        YES! Except there’s a certain awesomeness to the Venus of Willendorf that this dress lacks. But mega points to TLO for referencing it. 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZBFH32YG44LIIZYLSQPMBXMYCU Sarah

          Ah, yes, our lady of Willendorf is presumed to be displaying the fruitfulness that women can offer the world. Ms. Westwood’s creation, however, is displaying what can be done when you try to get “creative” with bias cuts and end up with droopy old tinfoil and heinous proportion.

    • bertkeeter

      First look is way boring and pedestrian…second BEYOND horrific!

    • kikisayshi

      Holy mother of God. It looks like she took the sun-reflector off her car windshield and sewed it with her Singer.
      ETA: I do love the first dress, though.

    • SRQkitten

      OUCH! January isn’t even over and the winner of the “worst dress of 2013″ has been claimed. A strong contender for “disaster dress of the decade.”

      srq

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1208138556 Sara Munoz Munoz

      What is that, mylar???

    • Adriana_Paula

      Jesus God.

    • tinyredlocks

      Um, I like her shoes in the 2nd one. That is all.

    • http://twitter.com/jen_canary Jennifer Ford

      What in the holy hell…?

      Somebody needs slapped for that. Hard.

    • quiltrx

      It almost looks like it has pants legs.  I usually love Westwood…what the hell was WRONG with her the day she designed this???

      I bet Renner bought it for her, to distract from whatever the hell is going on with his face these days.

    • SewingSiren

      This dress has kind of stuck in my mind and I as was searching the internet for additional pictures (with her feet on the right way) to analyze  the construction.  Because I don’t mind a difficult or artistic dress on the right woman. But the back view of this one is more than difficult or artistic it really has to be seen to be believed.

    • ccm800

      Liberace and the Giant Vagina Moth 

    • RzYoung

      First dress = gorgeous, second dress I mistook for a jumpsuit – man, it might’ve been less offensive if it were!

    • TRSTL

      Oh, VIVIENNE!  What did this poor girl(or really any woman) ever do to you to make such an awful, awful dress?

    • maggiemaybe

      “Venus of Willendorf realness.” That’s pretty perfect. You may have outdone yourself with that one…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001998855370 Fatima Siddique

      It looks like her vagina is inhaling the dress.

      • libraangel

        HA HA LOL

    • KayEmWhy

      I actually put my hand over my mouth and gasped! God no indeed.

    • gg80302

      Yeah, I think she’s doing it to get attention.

    • alaskahyoung

      The first make up is horrendDEAR MOTHER OF GOD WHATS GOING ON WITH THAT DRESS?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7CV4UESSOMKN6EWENKFA5KMMFA Nicole

      I LOVE that dress!!  Why not serve up Venus of Willendorf realness?  That weird little doll was stone age porn, after all.  Let’s agree giant thighs and hips can be sexy.  She knew what she was doing with that dress.  Stop being so pedestrian and 100% buying into the size zero ethos, TLO. 

    • librarygrrl64

      When hideous “fashion” happens to beautiful people. Yikes.