Blake Lively in Gucci

Posted on March 08, 2013

Hi, Blake! Long time no see! What a fabulous little dress! What a wonderful job you did making it look considerably less fabulous!


Blake Lively attends Gucci Press Event in New York in a belted plaid dress paired with cap-toe heels.

Gucci Pre-Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Karmen Pedaru

Un-crossing the top and slapping a huge clashy belt on it pretty much ruined the dress, doll! Well done! Add a pair of shoes AND a pair of earrings that don’t go, and you’ve got yourself a walking Public Service Announcement on the dangers of starlets who refuse to hire a stylist!

Girl. Hire a stylist. Please.


[Photo Credit: Getty,]

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  • Sobaika

    All the more funny considering how proud she is of not using a stylist. This is not a good look.

    • Kristin McNamara

      I can just imagine her getting ready for this event, pulling the dress out of the garment bag (all on her own, of course) and putting in on, just thinking the straps went that way. In fact, I’d be willing to bet she wasn’t even made aware that she was wearing it wrong until AFTER this event … haha

  • I think the nail color that doesn’t go may ruin it for me even more than the earrings that don’t go and the belt that doesn’t go. Although I guess the thing that most doesn’t go with this dress is… Blake Lively.

    • JosephLamour

       She is #1 on my irrational hate list. Usually, my sister will say “Ugh, I hate her.” to some starlet and I’m like “Why? What did she do to you?!” but Blake, I just nod and say “Me too.” Also, the hem is too long and that is making her look even more dowdy.

      • AViewer44

        Totally agreed.  That nail color just adds one more piece to the off-key puzzle.  

  • Vlasta Bubinka

    Stop! Haiku time!

    Army surplus belt
    Project Runway Tablecloth
    Secretary shoes

    Halloween nail job
    Veronica Lake weeps now
    As bobby pin sighs.

    • ChiliP

      I love a good lunchtime haiku

      Staff at Gucci weeps
      Over Gossip Girl faux pas
      Where is Ben Affleck?

      • Vlasta Bubinka

        Head slap at Gucci
        Fingers dress as tears roll down
        Throws belt hard at wall

      • Three thousand dollar
        dress reduced to barbie frock
        fashion world face palm

    • n a


    •  I think I love you more than I love my cat.

      • Vlasta Bubinka

        I don’t get hairballs or vomit on carpet… 

        • AthenaJ

          Then you’ve beaten me twice today!

        • For a second there I thought this was part of the haiku thread and was very impressed by your avant garde formatting. 

  • libraangel

    TOOOOO bad she didn’t just wear it like the runway model!

  • MilaXX

    Thing is every so often she manages to get it right and then she’s all proud of her mad skillz and goes right on creating hot messes like this.

  • I totally agree. It’s meant to be a crossed-top halter. Too bad as it’s a super cute dress.

  • DinaSews

    Anne Hathaway, Leah Michelle AND Blake Lively within 2 days?  You’re killin’ me here TLo.

  • Jecca2244

    my wonder is if her assistant has basically become her stylist in the sense that Blake probably points out what she likes and has her assistant get it from the designer…but more often than not the assistant pulls for her knowing what she likes…or the designers just send over dresses. 

  • What bothers me more is that she so pretty, her hair is gorgeous, nice body, beautiful smile, etc. And still, the girl doesn’t seem to have a clue on how to dress. 
    What a walking disaster. 

  • SugarSnap108

    You don’t need a stylist to tell you this is wrong.  You just need the power of sight.  I love how this looks on the model.  What a shame.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Really though, what can’t she ruin?

    • Alyssa

      She’s like the opposite of King Midas for fashion…everything she touches, she ruins. What would be the opposite of a King? Peasant? Serf? I can’t come up with a catchy nickname…

      • Annabelle Archer

        Once the Fug Girls deemed her Boobs Legsly it’s all she’s ever been and all she ever will be. 

        • libraangel

          But no boobs

      • shamchic

        I knew someone who called it the opposite to the midas touch the ”poo finger”

      • kimmeister

        Blake Deadly, because she slaughters everything she touches?

  • Nicholas

    Tit curtains.

  • bertkeeter


  • mmc2315

    Aw!  That could’ve been fab!

  • Sara__B

    Oh dear. I guess fabulous clothes + lots of red carpet experience does NOT = good taste. Stylist needed STAT!

  • lrhg

    Uncrossing the top also made the dress (and by extension, her) look much wider up top. It threw off the pretty proportions and waistline (which that belt is not saving). 

  • peachy

    get a gay, honey

  • f_yeah_marie

    She is pretty enough but so boring…Bland Unlively

    • Imasewsure

       Perfect compliment to Boobs Leggly – no boobs no leg in this one… just bland bland bland

  • kschwarting

    Blergh!  I was like “That belt!  Those peep toes!  Why did she make the neckline different!” and then scrolled down to find the exact same comments from TLo.  Spot-on criticisms.  I’m not even a Gucci fan, but love the dress as shown on the model.

  • Yikes. So chic in the picture, but she kills it. It’s like she had to show some semblance of boobage, so she undid the top. Ugh.

  • Considering she looks like she’s taking a pic of her outfit at the office for her blog…well, there you go.  At least now that she’s married she is covering up.

  • E. D.

    The belt and the earrings SUUUUUCCCCCKKKKKK.



  • Indigo54

    I always figure if you gotta change the design that much, maybe you should chose another dress!  Her chest looks 6 ft wide. 

    • RebeccaKW

       Yes.  And if you like the dress enough to wear it, then why would you completely change the appearance of it?  If you don’t want a halter dress, don’t accept a halter dress.

  • Louise Bryan

    Give back that plaid dress
    You don’t know how to wear it
    beauty made dowdy

    You need a stylist
    To show you how clothing works
    and explain color

  • Cathy S

    She ruined the neckline. Too bad–it looked great on the model.

  • butter nut

    she literally did not know how to dress herself.  that dress costs thousands of dollars & is made in the finest fabrics.  gucci should forbid her from appearing in public in any of their garments ever again.

  • poggi

    Remember how the ark in Raiders burned the Nazi insignia off the crate it was being stored in. I kind of think that Blake Lively’s body does that to any clothing that gets between her cleavage and daylight. Maybe she had the dress on properly and her body is just in the process of absorbing the excess the material.

  • So many fashion mistakes! Mistakes that should be pretty clear not to make. 

  • She took everything that was interesting away from the dress, and then added REALLY bad accessories. 

  • crash1212

    Huh. That is a perfect illustration on how to fug up a perfectly beautiful dress. I wonder if she lost a bet or something?

  • Imasewsure

    dull dull dull

  • Janet B

    She looks like she’s trying on someone else’s dress in their office.

  • She has turned Gucci into how Rachel Green pronounces it when it comes time to spell it.  GUCKY.  

  • AmeliaEve

    So many other problems that we don’t even get to how bad that color is on her. Goldenrod is really not for white girls, especially blondes.

  • miagain

    Where is she… her grandmother’s basement?

  • nannypoo

    The model looks like she’s strangling with the top crossed and Blake looks like a frump. Maybe it’s not such a fabulous dress after all.

  • WHAT THE. Did nobody tell her how the dress is supposed to be worn? I really can’t wrap my head around somebody putting on the dress the wrong way on purpose. It’s such a lovely design on the model, with the plaid pattern swirling up around the torso.

    Also I hate it when very rich people treat their very expensive clothes like teenage girls treat their $5 flea market dresses. You’re not being indie and fierce and fun with your messed-up borrowed Gucci, you’re being a pretentious idiot.

    • boweryboy

      Preach it, sister!

  • Jessica O’Connell

    How does this manage to make her look thick around the middle?? We all know that if Blake Lively is anything, it’s not thick around the middle! Seriously, sweetie, just give it up. Hire some help.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Love it on the model.  Someone should explain to Blake that some things aren’t to be tampered with.

  • Yeah, it sucks but she gets to use Ryan’s body as her playground so I guess she gets the last laugh. 

  • kimmeister

    Yes, emerald green is the Pantone color of the year, and emeralds are all the rage, but that doesn’t mean they go with everything.

  • j_anson

    But she’s so unaffected, earthy, and sweet. Just like her character was the one on GG who (thought she) was unaffected, earthy, and sweet.

  • I don’t understand how she sucks the class out of absolutely everything she wears. It’s like her super power.

  • butterflysunita

    Girl, you don’t deserve that dress.  

  • Anniebet

    Clashy clashy  instead of matchy matchy? Those earrings! Gahh. But, the dress on the model is superb. 

  • quiltrx

    She is SO deadly dull to me.  I bet she thought the damned dress was on the hanger wrong.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Girl, that’s not your color! 

  • decormaven

    Rip those earrings and belt off, immediately. Aaack!

  • She is just so pleased with herself.

    • libraangel

      So would I if I bagged Ryan Reynolds

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She completely ruined a lovely dress.  This woman’s taste is in her mouth.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Where is she photographed?  Literally, where?  It looks like she’s in a conference room at Dunder Mifflin.  Too bad about the screwed up look.  She has such a lovely smile.

  • understateddiva

    I think this was a great choice as a dress, but just terrible styling.  I gotta stand up for her a bit, she has a few good instincts that could just use refining…

  • RzYoung

    Do you think she just hadn’t seen it originally and didn’t know how to put it on?? 

  • EEKstl

    When Bad Styling Decisions Happen to Good Dresses.  Ridiculous.

  • Amy

    The dress is so, to turn into my mom here for a second, DARLING,on the model. The shoes are perfect as well…on the model. Blake’s version makes me sad.