Zooey Deschanel in Monique Lhuillier

Posted on January 29, 2013

Zooey Deschanel attends Glamour Cover Girl celebration in West Hollywood in a Monique Lhuillier dress.

Monique Lhuillier Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Elsa Sylvan



[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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  • Reneesance

    She’s becoming a caricature of herself, someone please make her stop!! *twitch twitch* 

    •  Agreed.

      • judybrowni

        Cute dress, ruined by crazy eyes, and the omnipresent black tights.

        • Her expression does look a little…twin from The Shining.

          I don’t mind the tights as much as I wish she’d worn her hair up. It’s a lovely collar, and her hair is going a bit cocker spaniel.

    • alice20c

      Why does she always have the expression of a lobotomized Cocker Spaniel?! How is that “hip”?

      • Jennifer Coleman

        And the pug dog head tilt in every picture…..

      • MissAmynae

        oh my god, lobotomized cocker spaniel. that’s just beautiful.

        I see her and think “baroo?”  which is the noise my dog makes when she tilts her head.

        • alice20c

          Perfect sound effect.

          • MissAmynae

            Thanks 🙂 Its regularly heard around here, between me and ShinerPup.

      • drdarke

        You laugh, @alice20c:disqus – “Lobotomized Cocker Spaniel” is Deschanel’s new band name.

  • ZnSD

    uh, ok Zo. You can stop with the annoying hipster act. NOW.

  • Enough with the black tights!

    • SRQkitten

      Her stylist needs to do a tights intervention. Seriously. Black tights do not go with everything. time to ration that look, she’s done it to death and twelve hereafters.


  • Kristalbailey

    Love the dress! Not a fan of black shoes with the opaque black tights though. 

  • BKagainwiththesweatpants

    Does she have some kind of hipster crud on her legs that she always has to wear those damn tights? Has she ever taken them off/changed them? She is #1 on my rational hate list.

  • If she didn’t have those goddamned tights on I would LOVE this. Does she have them covering her shoes? I can’t see her feet at all!
    ENOUGH, ZOE. Enough!!

    • LOL!  I just imagined the fiasco involved in getting them over her shoes while wearing the dress.  How very New Girl, lol.  But seriously folks, does she have some kind of circulation problem that requires her to wear them all the time?  WTF?  It’s so annoying, she never deploys them correctly…

  • Annabelle Archer

    I just can’t with her.  I know what it means to have a style safety blanket, I do, but the tights don’t go with EVERYthing. They just don’t.

  • Calinda_L

    Dress, hair and face-wise, she’s looking pretty killer. One of her best looks in a long time.

  • I’m in the minority here, I know, when it comes to Zooey, because I love that she has such a sense of her own style and sticks to it. I LOVE THIS. Yes, it would look better without the tights, but it’s cold there, so I can’t argue with that one. I love this.

    • I’m right there with you, dear. I think she looks great. And New Girl is freaking hilarious, too, by the way.

      • shirab

        Did you catch it last night? Loved the Nick kiss at the end! Didn’t mean to be so swoony about it, but I totally was.

        • OH my GOD that KISS. As the av club reviewer put, the most jaw-dropping 90 seconds on tv all year. I was lukewarm on the idea of Jess/Nick before, but there is no denying that chemistry. Yowza.

          • shirab

            Right? So glad I wasn’t alone in my swoon. Very hot move by Nick.

          • Completely agree. HOT. 

    • sweetlilvoice

      I agree, it’s nice to see a celeb who actually takes the weather into account. Of course, in the Midwest, it’s tights and boots for 5 months or more. That’s why I have 5 pairs of boots…yes, that’s why!

      • Her hosiery use has nothing to do with the weather.  They’re her comfort blankie or something.  AND she never wears a stylish pair, and considering the legwear world is FULL of awesome tights, I hold it against her that she makes pantyhose look bad.  If you’re gonna wear a black shoe, use a lower denier tight.  If you’re devoted to 40+ then ffs wear something with a pattern or a sheen or SOMETHING a little more interesting.  But fucking hell, she looks like Mrs. Tumnus.  She has money, she should be wearing a nice pair of tights and some swank shoes to go with her vintage bridesmaid dress.

  • STOP IT WITH THE BLACK HOSE!!!! Otherwise, the look is cute.

  • captrenault

    Someone should have bought her a neck brace for Christmas.

    • YES! I don’t mind the look at all, even the tights, but hold your damn head up, girl! Your thoughts aren’t THAT weighty!

    • That made me spit on my monitor. So, you know, thanks for that. 🙂

    • lizajane1776

       Or given her a referral to a chiropractor.

    • Alyssa

      Seriously! That posing is insane, and she does it all the time! Stand up straight & stop tilting your head Zooey!

  • marilyn

    Cute idea for a dress, with the fabric gathered at the waist, but the tights are wrong for it.  It may be the picture, but it looks like the hem of the dress is not even in her picture.  The hem is even in the runway model’s picture.   This is a little bridesmaid-ish, but still cute.  You know, if someone wanted a retro wedding dress, this would be great in white.  In the early 1960’s the trendy thing was for a bride to have a street-length dress.  It could work, but the hem has to be straight.

    • Sobaika

      The gathering is what I like least – with the lace overlay it looks like it’s bunching and not lined up properly with the beige underskirt.

  • Funkykatt

    I just bought a similar dress for my 4 year old niece. 

  • Inspirit

    She needs to fire the person that did that eye makeup.

  • lrober03

    I don’t know why she looks so filled with ennui, but that dress is making her eyes look amazing.  

  • Jill Morino

    That rouching to the right side of the waist pulls the dress funny. Other than that my biggest issue is with her facial expression and posture. You are not that cute!

  • Pennymac

    That look in her eyes? Lights are on, no body is home. And the tights. Of course.

  • I love this dress. Yes, it’s completely predictable for her, but it’s not a mystery why she defaults to it. This sort of New Look silhouette is really flattering for her and it seems to suit her girly personality. That said, the tights are really terrible with it. I have zero problems with tights as a year-round dress wearer, but some dresses just don’t work with opaque black tights, and this is one of them. I also wish she’d experiment with some new hair and makeup, because she is crossing into caricature territory these days.

  • Imagine standing there and deliberately doing that with your eyes. What a douche. 

    • Isadora Paiva

      I love your use of “douche” regarding a woman. I’m an equal opportunity douchiness judge. 

  • Anne StJean

    Aaaaand here she goes again with the beagle hair and the black tights.
    It’s like hipsters these days are just secret mennonites. 
    She also always looks like she just came out of a dark theater. Her eyes must get tired from being opened like that constantly. 

  • We get it – she doesn’t have great legs.  But she has to find an option other than black tights.

    • MilaXX

      The thing is she draws more attention to them by wearing those silly tights than if she was to dress normally. She’s got a steady gig, invest in some decent pantyhose . It’s not impossible.  Kate Middleton wear hose and look fashionable despite being a royal and having to keep things conservative. 

      • Not really a fair comparison since Kate does have great legs. How does one deal with tree trunk legs other than try to hide them?

  • SugarSnap108

    I actually think this is a pretty dress, and it certainly fits her preferred style.  It’s a shame she ruined it with the thick black tights and shoes (I assume she’s wearing shoes – can’t see them).  The ‘Aren’t I cute?’ head tilt and wide, doll eyes don’t help. 

  • creepy doll eyes. and dress.

  • this is a good look. i like the dress, and i (gasp!) like the tights. its her signature, and it looks good (here). i like the pop of colour the nails provide.

    her face, on the other hand… how can an expression be so intensely craycray yet so vacant?

  • In_Stitches

    How many drugs is she on here?  Those are the photos you get pissed at your friends for posting on facebook.  

  • Trisha26

    Pretty color but this sort of lace overlay looks cheap to me. Also not crazy about the pleating/gathering or the full skirt. But yay – it’s Winter and Zoe has a reason to wear black tights! (They don’t belong with this dress however.)

  • VicksieDo

    I love everything about this look except the expression on her face? What the?

  • understateddiva

    Is this an altered neckline or does her hair cover it up?  a ponytail was called for, I think.  Also is it me, or could she have done sheer black hose with this?  Is that completely passe?  I think we should bring it back in VERY limited quantities.

  • annrr

    She is in a rut. Stop with the tights already.

  • umeboshi

    of. fucking. course.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    just how many pair of black tights must this girl own??…the mind boggles…

  • Zippypie

    I wear tights a lot but I would bet this chick wears tights to bed.

    • Candigirl1968

      I got a five on her wearing them in the shower too.  Way to make a light look heavy.

  • Anne At Large

    Imagine how cute this would be with a strappy sandal and an updo. IMAGINE IT!

  • She always looks like she just had A WHOLE BUNCH OF COFFEE! Like, seriously? Can you close your eyes just a little bit? You are freaking me out, Zooey!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Of course.

  • Random thought…
    Does her head only tilt to the right or does it go left as well?
    Just wondering.

    • MilaXX

      I don’t mind the head tilt. I have a friend who used to do it until we pointed it out. Besides Zooey has more fashion issues than a stupid head tilt.

  • Louise Bryan

    Odd shape to the dress, kind of thickens her around the middle.  Odder still to wear it with black tights.

  • MK03

    “You want to be taken seriously? Stop dressing like a little girl.” — Joan Holloway

  • quiltrx

    I like the color.  But why does she look so alarmed?  And ENOUGH WITH THE BLACK TIGHTS.

  • OrigamiRose

    I just want to take a pair of scissors to her.  Or something.  It ruins a perfectly lovely little dress.

    Oh and the black hose: No. Stop It.

  • I would have liked to see what Karen Gillan could do with this dress. 

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Dowdy, dowdy, dowdy, with or without the tights. Forget your meds today, Zooey? You look a little wound up there, dear.

  • julesj

    She looks wide-eyed, tilt-headed crazy.

  • MilaXX

    I’m sick of her effing up cute dresses with that awful hair, those sad tights, and those hideous round toe minnie mouse pumps.

  • filmcricket

    So when are she, Katy Perry, and Alexis Bledel doing a sister comedy?

    • You are a genius.  I would watch that show, pending Katy Perry’s acting abilities.  Shit, now I just want Alexis to show up on New Girl as her cousin or something.

  • Jecca2244

    I thought it got warmer in LA..MIL was saying it was nearly 70 and they live about 30 minutes from LA in a higher elevation so it is always cooler. thus it would be ok to have left the tights at home. Monique must have gotten herself a new publicist. i feel like her dresses are everywhere recently. 

    • It was 70 today but it’s been dropping to low 40s at night all week.  It’s a real pisser, being nice and warm during the day and then as soon as the sun starts to set, all the warm air goes away.

  • demidaemon

    She just looks sad here.

  • crash1212

    I think it’s a beautiful dress and it suits her. She looks good in her Zooey way. The hair and the tights I could do without, but that’s never gonna happen in this life. I do love the choice of red nail polish.

  • Pterodactyl111

    I do really like that dress color with the orange nails. It’s a nice little pop of contrasting color.

  • Imasewsure

    My computer lagged and I couldn’t scroll down right away…I said “no tights…no tights” and…. way to ruin a cute dress as usual

  • I don’t understand the point of posting about her anymore. She’s been doing the exact. same. outfit. for the last however many years. Save the space for more interesting starlets!

  • spititout

    what makes the tights ok with me is she is wearing a dress with sleeves, tights with bare arms are lame

  • She ruined a gorgeous dress with the hose, the hair and the purse.

  • nannypoo

    I am totally over this odd little pixie.

  • Judy_J

    Dear Zooey, if you must wear tights, please know that there are other shades besides black.

  • hmatz

    That dress is absolutely GORGEOUS, but she’s got some serious crazy face happening.

  • gracedarling

    Scrape back her fringe, pull the rest into a chignon, transpose the nail colour to her lips and you might be getting somewhere. All the visual interest is at the collar, so I have no idea why you’d hide it with wig hair…

  • Frank Lithium

    Once again, gross.

  • RzYoung

    Of course

  • I seem to be in the minority here, but I love this look!

    •  I liked it the first 15 times. Now I think she needs to go hang out with Taylor Swift and learn to dress like a grown-up girl. And who thought that would be a sentence I’d ever be writing?

  • decormaven

    Dear designers: Please quit loaning gowns to this starlet until she gives up her black tights addiction. Her dependence on tights ruins any look you ever hoped to achieve, and only serves to fuel our abject misery at having to witness said addiction. Is there a Black Tights Anonynmous group we can refer her to for an intervention?

  • Please, she’s a cliche by this point. Forget Lea Michele: this girl makes me yell OF COURSE to the screen.

    In other news, what is she doing with her eyes? It’s like Zoolander trying to smize, ugh.

  • mhleta

    This look could have been 100 times better if the tights were a nice shade of grey. Zooey’s biography will be called “One Shade of Black.”

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips

    Of course?

  • mightbewrong

    I actually love the dress, but she’s trying so hard to look cluelessly adorable she’s gonna pull a muscle somewhere.

  • tmetz85

    I love me some Zooey, but sheesh, girls needs to learn how to pose without looking like she’s going to go crazy/mass-murder on everyone. Dress is super cute, but the tights just make it go ugh. That’s enough, Zooey! 

  • bunnieteeth

    She’s gone sans tights a couple times in New Girl (her tv show) and her legs look fine! 

    • In_Stitches

       Great even!  There’s either some body dismorphia going on or her branding people just really believe in the ‘tights’ angle.

  • Melvis Velour

    All I could think of was “Deer in the headlights”…cute dress though but agree with the rest of the BKs, enough with the opaque tights!

  • Why the black tights with everything!? Is she eight? Grow up already. It’s not that cold.

  • Tamara Hogan


  • afabulous50

    ENOUGH WITH THE BLACK TIGHTS!!  And, is your freaking head so heavy that you can’t hold it up straight????

  • butter nut

    even she looks bored with her look.  it’s a cute dress & she looks nice in it, but i’ts time for a change already with her.  

    zooey, if youre out there, please change it up while you’re still young, or you’ll end up looking like an old lady in children’s clothing, which you’re kind of starting to do.

  • LipstickForPigs

    Honestly I am surprised this get-up made it out of the house sans bow. Portlandia: “Put a bird on it!” Zoelandia: “Put a bow on it!”

  • SewingSiren

    Just beautiful. I am a black tights and green lace lover , so aside from the overly precious pose she’s perfect.

  • Monabel

    Dress does not please, it looks skewed by mistake. Not sure why.

  • The dress is a pretty color. It looks better without the heavy black tights. Sheer black hose would have been nicer.

  • Monabel

    This dress does not please. It looks mistakenly skewed, not sure why.

  • sweet_potato

    Honey, get rid of the tights.

  • PastryGoddess

    Of Course

  • Stubenville

    Lights are on, nobody home. Could she look any more vacant?  And oh yea, the tablecloth-and-tights is a mess.

  • poggi

    “Siri, is it raining?” 

  • formerlyAnon

    No. At her age this dress requires a more sophisticated hair style, sheer stockings and non-ironic shoes. 

  • Dot

    Why can’t she pick another color of tights — anything but black, FFS. Maybe she could even get CRAZY and go with some textured stockings.

  • Beth G

    Is there a picture of her legs bare anywhere?  Are they hideously atrocious?  Why does she insist on covering them up?

  • stubbornthoughts

    This is a great dress on her, but those tights turn it into Christmas Mass.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Someone has to stop her from wearing those black tights.  Someone please!  She needs to go to BTA (Black Tights Anonymous) meetings for at least a year. 

  • AuntieAnonny

    I need the number of her dealer.

    • hellkell

       Seriously, is she high?

  • MilaXX

    Not the point I was making. My point was she could find decent nude hose.

  • kschwarting

    The dress looks great on her, and others have ably commented on the tights.

    I’m starting to wonder if she has some serious social anxiety, leading to the weird posing and deer-in-the headlights looks.  A surprising number of actors do.

  • Sara LaBatt

    Lovely dress, wish we could see the neckline.

    Re: tights.  Have we considered that maybe she’s a nevernude?

  • hellkell

    Of course.

  • People are so hard on this poor girl. I used to dislike her cutesy schtick, but then I watched interviews with her where you could see that she’s genuinely bothered by the people who make fun of her for how she dresses and the persona she’s made for herself. She’s beautiful, talented and really hilarious (New Girl is what turned me around to her). I think she looks great. 

    Also, she’s not really a hipster, I feel like people on here don’t really know what that term means at all. 

  • LJCdoc

    Her and her black tights of doom.

  • Lily-Rygh

    I think TLo should boycott her photos until she 1) takes off those black fucking tights already, and 2) stops staring like a doe in headlights.  ENOUGH already!

  • Of course….It’s like Lea Michelle with the vampy dresses…how many times are we going to see the same look.  I like Zooey, but c’mon girl!  Change it up sometimes!

  • Of course.

  • neofashionista

    Of Course!

  • amaranth16

    Gorgeous dress worn by a deranged marionette.

  • librarygrrl64

    Of course.

  • Itchy is what I feel, and why is her hemline crooked?

  • libraangel

    Time to stop looking like a 5 year old playing dress-up.(TIGHTS!!!)