WERQ: Selena Gomez in Atelier Versace

Posted on February 21, 2013

We don’t want to over-WERQ this poor girl – and if you’d told us a week ago that we’d be double-WERQing Selena Gomez in the near future, we would have laughed loud and long – but as much as we tried to resist the impulse to snap and roll our necks, we’re going to succumb, because this is fabulous:


Selena Gomez attends the premiere of ‘Spring Breakers’ in Berlin in Atelier Versace. ‘Blade’ pumps by Casadei.

Atelier Versace Spring 2013 Collection

SERIOUSLY fabulous.

Loaded with attitude, style and more than a little sexy, it’s working like gangbusters for us, and sets her apart from the standard ingenue red carpet look. If there’s one thing we love, it’s a star who knows the value of a red carpet appearance, and Miss Selena is taking the opportunity during her poledance for this grubby little movie to make a huge impact. You WERQ that moment in the sun, Miss Girl. CAREER SNAPS.


[Photo Credit: Away!/PR Photos, style.com]

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  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I love this suit, but I don’t know.  It fits her well, but she has such a baby face, it doesn’t seem like she should be wearing it.

    • PastryGoddess

      Right! it’s like she needs to grow into the suit or something

    • call_me_schmeg

      disney stars– i mean, girls! no! young women — just wanna have fun!

    • Carly Warnock

      you said exactly what i couldn’t verbalize. it’s an incredible look but i think it’s someone else’s.

    • prettybigkitty

      Which is exactly why she should be wearing it!   More of an impact.

    • decormaven

      Grace Jones should be rocking this look. This child is too baby-faced for this fierce suit.

  • MilaXX

    Her look has gotten more grown up and adult in a positive way. I don’t know if she’s getting away with it because of her baby face, or if she is managing to just add the right amount of sex appeal to not be slutty. Either way I like her in this suit. WERQ in my book.

    • Lattis

      Tough to transition from kid to adult actress and she’s looking so good doing it – really admire that. 

      • Unlike Vanessa Hudgens, who seems to think that she must veer to slutty, especially in her ‘come hither’ facial expressions, in order to break from her kid career.

    • TRSTL

      I think she is doing it more with her carriage and face.  She has a definite air & look of confidence vs an air of slutty. It makes a huge difference to me.  Yes, it is a sexy suit for sure but she doesn’t have a “desperate for your approval” look at all.  She approves and feels great, you can tell. Good for her.

  • aeb1986

    i was hoping you would feature this look! LOVE it. total WERQ. finally someone doing lady pants on the red carpet right! 

  • homofascist

    If I were her I would pack that suit away in my luggage and just send Donatella a check with a note “Sorry hon, you aren’t getting this one back…”

    • StellaZafella

      Donatella should tell her to keep it and pay her to wear it again.

      A few more years of THIS and I expect her to be doing a Bond movie…hello Uncle Daniel?

  • ojosazules

    Super sharp, but it’s cut a bit low.

    • TRSTL

      On a busty girl, I would agree with you but she is barely showing a shadow of side boob and lots of smooth, beautiful skin.  If you’re going to go low cut, do it will you’re young and things are smooth and nothings drooping….yet.

  • j_anson

    Girl had a good week. And that hair is ridiculous (in a good way).

    • rumcg66

      I would kill a kitten for that hair.

  • DominoEstella

    I am never ok with a blazer and no shirt.. it’s tacky.  

    • Nelliebelle1197

       That is not a “blazer” and this look has nothing to do with tradition suiting.

  • Hair needs upgrading.

  • This is pure David Bowie by Lucy Liu, I love it!

    She’s a huge “meh” to me, though.

  • lexilexi

    She looks great… her stylist is to be commended… she has been werqed many times… and double werqed once!  wow.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    This all works for her, but I can’t help but chime in about the incongruity of of the fab outfit and her serious case of babyface. Maybe if she didn’t have the Disney childstar hair, she wouldn’t look so very jailbait.

    • She can’t help having a baby face, though. And when she had a short bob, she looked even younger.

      • Pants_are_a_must

        Of course she did. Bobs are not for babyfaced people. But that mermaid hair isn’t her friend either.

  • Zippypie

    I like it.  I just don’t get why women wearing suits on the carpet can’t wear a blouse or a shell or a cami under the jacket.  It’s not sexy to me to see boobage under a lapel.  So that takes it from being a WERQ for me.

  • Because her face looks like she’s about fourteen, the boob exposure makes me flinch.  She’s dressing more like a grown-up but still doesn’t look like one.

    • My friend has this problem. She is 21, but her face is so sweet and round that she could easily pass for 12. It undermines any attempt to look sexy. Ms. Gomez is beautiful and only slightly younger than me, but I want to button her up and hiss at the old men who will inevitably look her way. 

      • If your friend is anything like me, in a decade she’s going to get a notice from the DMV telling her she needs to update her license photo because it was taken when she was 17, showing up, and then being told that a new photo isn’t necessary after all.  >:(

  • gabbilevy

    Oh, yes! THIS is a Selena Gomez I could learn to like.

  • RebeccaKW

    The best thing about this movie is going to be Selena’s red carpet appearances.  Get it, girl!

  • charlotte

    I just can’t with those cleavage-y suits. I always think that the person forgot to wear something underneath. She’s still WERQing it though. How do you call a WERQ that is against your taste? BLERG?

  • Rand Ortega

    Cue the jam! You better WERQ! COVER GIRL!
    Per. Fection!

  • I love it. And I agree with T & Lo, she deserves it! It suits her to perfection! 

  • Qitkat

    Oh no,no,no…I just can’t with the deepVsternum on this young pretty gal.

  • It’s fantastic.  LOVE!

  • Annabelle Archer

    My little girl (5 yr) was peaking over my shoulder and said “She is SASSY”

    I think that about sums it up.

  • werika

    I dunno, she’s put on the right attitude, but that baby face throws a  big wrench in the otherwise fine proceedings. Not a WERQ IMO.

  • butterflysunita

    She looks amazing–I like this look much more than the blue froufrou dress.  Don’t usually like so much sternum baring, but somehow this works.  

  • 3boysful

    Very sassy, but the deep V is incongruous with her Disney princess face.  I know she’s 21ish, but . . . .  Also, for me, the epaulets give it a “Beam me up to the bridge of the Enterprise, Scotty!” vibe.

  • PeaceBang

    Focking fee-ahce. (Snaps from Boston)

  • Want. So fab. 

  • Agreed that this is a WERQ, but I’d much rather discuss the fact that the Versace model looks like a zombie version of Jessica Chastain. 

  • Mexxoo

    Her looks lately have definitely said, “I broke up with my BOYfriend, and now I’m ready for a MAN!”  Way to go, lady!

  • amian3

    I love how different this is from the blue werq earlier this week but still awesome. Impressive red carpet skills to make such different things work.

  • Imasewsure

    I want to stick a tank under all of this (because I am not WERQ-worthy) but she looks great. And she looks nine feet tall in this outfit – and she’s not… WERQ it Baby Girl!!

  • oldbobbydraper

    i can’t with this girl looking like borderline child pron all the time, sorry.

  • NC_Meg

    I just wish it was plain black, no gold pin striping. I think it’d still look sharp and fabulous, just less shiny.

  • Sara__B

    The hidden truth about this suit is that the back is a big V of gold-outlined illusion netting. I wish I didn’t know that.

    • formerlyAnon

      You have made me very, very sad.

  • Guidosdaddy

    Hostess at a space-themed restaurant in Vegas…in 1982.

  • Carla_Charlton

    Gosh…AGREE!  (But why is a movie called “Spring Breakers” having such splashy premiers?)

  • understateddiva

    I know they’re pretty basic, but I love those shoes!

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Love the suit. Can’t help feeling it would look best on another star with  more fierce ‘cred’ though. 

  • sk8tfan

    I can’t believe such a petite, baby faced actress could rock this outfit, but rock it she does. I would have expected to see it on Jennifer Lawrence (who could also rock it.) attagirl, Selena. Now I’ll be able to tell her apart from her doppelganger, Vanessa Hudgens. Selena will be the well dressed one.

  • you can’t judge someone’s fashion sense on the look of their face! Miss thing is 21 years old and killin it on the style front. let her a live a little.

  • I can just picture you two getting all giddy about a nice pair of lady pants!

  • Trisha26

    Totally disagree, TLo. It works on the model – androgynous fierceness. But on Selena it looks like a costume, like playing a grown up, especially that plunging neck.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I’m sorry, but I disagree, TLo.  I love the shoes, but the rest of the outfit is very Mob Wife tacky.

  • lizajane1776

    She looks so long and lean in these pics!

  • jmorino08

    I just wish her face and body language was as confident and ass-kicking as the outfit. I don’t think she realizes she can pull this shit off. She needs to fully un-Bieber herself, tout suite!

  • SpillinTea

    I need to see Charlize Theron in this. THAT would be a total WERQ! Selena gets Baby Werq snaps. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I saw this over on the Daily Mail. (Yes, I know it’s trashy but I got hooked during the Paul McCartney divorce.) The jacket is backless, a big open “V” shape from the shoulders to the center at the waist. Really stunning but also Star Trek-ish. She’s posing with Vanessa Hudgens who’s wearing that Naeem Kahn floral sequin dress.

  • formerlyAnon

    This one I can get behind. Even though I am a fuddy duddy and wish I wasn’t seeing all the skin between her breasts and on down a few more inches.  But she reminds me of a baby-faced Paula Abdul, before life’s challenges weighed quite so heavily on Ms. Abdul’s shoulders. Solid WERQ, young woman!

  • I’ve got to say, a very, VERY successful deployment of the ladypants. She looks great. 

  • siriuslover

    Love this outfit. Love that first picture of her. Please don’t be tempted to return to the Biebs. I’m begging you.

  • Monday1900

    It doesn’t work (werq?) for me–looks too much like something Janet Jackson would have worn in the early 90s.

    • Sara LaBatt

      I was getting Jacksone too, from those shiny shoulders.  Though I was thinking Micheal.

  • barbarienne


    I’m thinking new stylist. Girl is getting good value from her gays.

  • Frank Lithium

    Um, wow.

  • kathrineb

    The lack of blouse and the aggressive shoulder pads are not my thing  but i guess it works. 

  • A personal best for Ms Gomez.

  • Jecca2244

    it is the perfect amount of boobage! Well done. 

  • Jennifer Coleman

    now, THIS has no business being around the Biebs. Happy Graduation, little girl.

  • Alyssa

    Total WERQ indeed…who woulda thought Selena would grow up in her looks so much?! Sexy, but subtly so. Killer suit, killer attitude, great hair & makeup. Props!

  • padma sallah

    She looks amazing. Everything is perfect and that hair is fabulous. WERQ indeed.

  • pop_top

    I love the pants and shoe. I even kind of like the hair. But I cannot with the shoulders and BACK (please google the back ya’ll) of that jacket.  

  • kirkyo

    That model is going to visit me in my dreams tonight, I just know it. So frightening!

  • newtonGOTbeaned

    She has waaaaaay too much hair. I hate the ten pounds of hair extensions look. But the suit is fun! I kind of wish she had worn the runway shoes. They’re so weird, yet awesome. 

  • Noelle Haland

    YUCK. I just do NOT see this WERQ. Blech.

  • libraangel

    LOL for your past LOL about Selena. But no laughs this time: gorgeous, sexy, AND elegant =WERQ

  • LuluBI

    I love the cut of those pants.  I have been searching far and wide for them (sans the gold pin stripe)

  • forward_slash_PRS

    I’m getting drum major(ette) what with the epaulets and piping . . . not loving.

  • modelobrasil

    This is a gorgeous suit. 

  • guest2visits

    The shoulders are ridiculous, taking it into costume-land; the jacket looks like it’s still on the hanger –  making it look
     oversized for Selena.   The pants and the rest look pretty good.  However the whole look with the big open-breasty area
    remind me of something Vanessa H would wear.

  • what i like is that, even though she has this super sweet face, she doesn’t play up to it, like Zoe does. Its a nice balance “don’t mistake my kindness for weakness” kind of look.