Halle Berry at ‘The Call’ Premiere

Posted on March 06, 2013

Now that awards season is over, Hollywood breathes a sigh of relief because not only can they all eat carbs again, they’re also free from the dreary restrictions of taste and elegance.

Halle? That’s your cue.


Halle Berry attends the premiere ‘The Call’ in Hollywood, California in a black top and skirt paired with Giuseppe Zanotti sandals.

Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals

Gurl. This has to stop. You’re so desperate to be seen as hot; so focused on the tight and the skin-baring, that you seem to have lost all perspective. This isn’t hot, Halle. Oh sure; maybe we’re not the best arbiters of what makes for a hot woman, but everything’s just so muthafuckin unflattering here. The top makes you look broad-shouldered and droopy-breasted, with a wrinkly stomach. The skirt looks like it’s eating you. The chain belt and grommeted lace-ups are two bridges too far. In short, you’re a mess, honey. And you’re starting to look a little crazy, to boot. It’s well past time to retire the smokey eye and the spikey hair.


[Photo Credit: Getty, giuseppezanottidesign.com]

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  • gabbilevy

    What I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall when someone finally sits her down and says, Halle, Honey, it’s time.

    •  Problem is, no one ever does that with these folks.

      • Vlasta Bubinka

        Let’s ‘ku her.
        You have a great bod
        But dress as Aussie nightmare
        Honey, puhleese stop

        • Now, if only she could see that Haiku!

          • Vlasta Bubinka

            But will she get the Spinal Tap reference?

          • I’d gather not.

      • DinaSews

        And would they believe them if they did?

        • Quite unlikely, give the alternate universe they inhabit.

    • DinaSews

      Or JLo, or Heidi…..

  • erinbinek

    Your thumbnail is a very squished Emmy Rossum.  

  • Sobaika

    Disagree on the hair. She’s found what works best for that immaculate face and is sticking with it. There’s a lot worse she could be doing. I have wondered what she’d look like with it shorter.

    The outfit is a tragic mess. It could be better if the skirt had an even hem and didn’t look like a contrasting fabric to the top. And the belt is tacky. And so are the shoes. Blech, this is ugly.

    • kschwarting

      You read my mind!  I can handle the face and hair just fine, but the outfit is a disaster, particularly that horrendous skirt.

    •  100% agree. Outfit looks like Wet Seal circa 1999.

    • kathrineb

      Her hair has WAY too much volume up top, I can’t abide it. It does with the ugly 90s vibe of the whole getup.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Uff Da!  How can one of the world’s most beautiful women do that to herself?

    • Rand Ortega

       Norway shout-out!

  • Looks like she still has her costume from The Flintstones 

    • DeebaCee

      It’s Flintstones meets Catwoman with a splash of Bond girl

      • Not necessarily her greatest hits.
        Or are they? I don’t actually watch a lot of Halle Berry movies. I guess those are better looks than, say, Monster’s Ball.

      • dress_up_doll

        Even if she hadn’t done any of those films, this comment would still be on the money.

      • Judi Townsend


    • kimmeister

      My thought exactly!

  • This outfit just reminded me she was in The Flinstones. That is so bad. 

  • I disagree about the breasts – I don’t think they look droopy – but everything else is Flintstones Dominatrix and just has to stop.

  • Annabelle Archer

    My personal feelings about her tend to infringe my ability to judge her fashion choices objectionably.  I almost always think she looks like try hard, desperate shit and this is no exception.      

  • Sue_Asponte

    In general, I think she looks pretty awesome. But the only place I can think of where this look would be appropriate is a biker bar where you go to pick up men after your second divorce. So, nevermind.

    • RebeccaKW

       I was thinking this outfit would be pretty appropriate if she was going out bar hopping on Saturday night.  Very “Banger Sisters.”

      • Annabelle Archer

        HA! Banger Sisters.  Well done. 

        •  Exactly – she an Frau Klum together would be perfect.

          • Lisa_Cop

            After that Julien MacDonald boobtastic Oscar party dress Heidi is in a class by herself.

  • queeniethebold

    She’s so beautiful. How can she not see, or how can someone who might be advising her not see, how much less beautiful it is to be so dreadfully obvious and desperate? She could do anything with her looks and panache. i just don’t get it. Seriously depressing. This is unrelievedly ugly.

    Maybe she just has too many people always telling her how perfect she is that she can’t hear anything negative. 

  • BuckeyeLou

    This is just Trashy!  Totally unflattering. And she needs a softer hair-do as she ages.  And I’d like to know the story on those scars on her leg,

    • Libby Larson

      I didn’t think those were scars — I thought it looked like poorly applied bronzer, an opinion that was reinforced by the 5th pic as well.

  • teensmom99

    All I could think of before I read your commentary is that it takes work to make Miss Halle look droopy breasted.

  • Lori

    I saw the trailer for The Call when I was at the movies a few weeks ago. It looks, not good. In that sense this awful outfit is sort of appropriate for the premier. Maybe it’s intended as a public service. Halle fulfills her contractual obligation to promote the movie, but takes pity on fans and subtly signals them not to waste their money. OK, obviously it’s fair more likely that she’s just in some terrible bad taste/fear of aging spiral, but I’m trying to give her the benefit of the considerable doubt.

    • Monday1900

      I saw that trailer too and I didn’t even realize it was Halle Berry until her name came up–although that may be a plus considering how the movie looks.  Why is she doing what looks like a low-grade horror flick at this point in her career?

      • Lori

        And why, for the love of FSM, did they let her do that to her hair?

  • Wow does she look like she has an extended torso and super short legs in that getup. Not good.

  • call_me_schmeg

    this looks like it should be on a mannequin in the front display window at bebe. 

  • EEKstl

    It takes a Herculean effort to make one of the most stunning women on the planet not look great.  What is with this suddenly chronic lapse in taste lately?  PLEASE don’t say it’s because she’s getting older in Hollywood and is over-compensating to prove she’s still hot and relevant.  It might be true, but please don’t say it.

  • Sorry, guys, but I love those shoes!

    • 3boysful

       I do, too.  Very unlike me!  But they’d be cute with a simpler, less-trying-so-hard outfit.

    • Alyssa

      I love them too, but not with this outfit.

    • Me too. I really do love them. I’d wear them with something a lot more subtle than her yabba-dabba-dom outfit, though.

  • MilaXX

    The biggest errors for me is that top which looks too small, and as if the cowl showed too much and was then hastily pinned shut, and the belt. I would have given a pass on the tacky skirt and I like the shoes. I have no issue with the makeup, but which the hair was a little softer, and curly as opposed to spikey. Apparently Heidi & Halle are both having the female equivalent of mid life crises, which is sad really because they are both still incredibly beautiful women.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Her hair is reminding me of a cartoon character, and I can’t think who it is. Anybody?

    The shoes look like a very expensive version of awful.

    • DeebaCee

      Every male anime character??

      • BrooklynBomber

        Haha – could be. Though it’s a much older character I’m thinking of.

      • Laurie Bergman

         The hair swoop sorta reminds me of the red-headed Syndrome from The Incredibles, though he is not decades old.

    • kimmeister

      Maybe Hades from the Disney Hercules movie???

      • BrooklynBomber

        Good call. The one I’m thinking of is from decades ago, though. Maybe red hair.  Maybe flies or runs really fast.

        • kimmeister

          Lion-o from the Thundercats?

          • BrooklynBomber

            Nope. Thanks, though!

        • Plastic man?

          • BrooklynBomber

            No. More like a kid.

    • halleygee

      Mr. Heat Miser!!

      • BrooklynBomber

        Ha! Not it, but that’s a good one.

    • BrooklynBomber

      I love all the responses. It’s not Woody Woodpecker but I’m going with that because I cannot come up with the other one. It might have been an advertising cartoon character. 

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Woody Woodpecker?

  • snarkykitten

    Too be fair, the movie looks terrible

  • MarissaLG

    Too 2002. 

  • l_c_ann

    I did not know she was reprising her secreterial  role in the Flintstones for the (as yet unannounced) Flintstones 3: Quel Horreur!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    “leather mullet skirt”…that should have stopped her in her tracks right there….

  • altalinda

    Yes, I think it’s hot — but in a truck-stop kind of way.  Halle, wake up!

  • Alyssa

    Oh, honey, no. I had hopes that since the Oscars, you realized you don’t have to dress so tacky. You & Heidi are both beautiful women who need to realize how to dress in a way that flatters but isn’t desperate.

  • Indigo54

    Oh no you di’ent!?  Honey please…. Maybe it’s the minor emergence of crows feet around the eyes that’s making you lose your way.  This is darn near B.A.P.S all over again.  What would your mama say?!!! 

  • Janet B

    Head to toe: Fail.

  • Imasewsure

    And the outfit makes her look short and stocky which is a hard they to achieve. I can live with the shoes for her if the rest of the outfit was better… hair ok, makeup has to go

    • dress_up_doll

      Exactly! After looking at the first pic, I thought, how the hell is it possible for Halle to look so short and squat?

  • This is insanely unflattering. And tacky. Oh, Halle, I don’t know what to do with you… 

  • Little_Olive

    In short, our girl Halle here needs an injection of class, STAT. 


  • Belvane

    Her clothes have been amazingly unflattering lately, but I have to disagree about the hair. If a hair style is flattering and age-appropriate, I don’t see any need to change it just because you’ve had it forever. On the other hand, if it’s unflattering and age-inappropriate (we’re all looking at YOU, Jennifer Aniston), then it’s time for a big change.

  • Okay, Halle, you’ve still got it. WE GET IT!

  • OrigamiRose

    When your hair starts to resemble Bob’s Big Boy, it’s time for new hair.

  • MzzPants

    Hooker at the Thunderdome.

  • uprightcitizen

    Ack. She looks like one of those dowager cougars who gets too much sun, smokes Virginia Slims, and tries to pick up younger men at inappropriate venues. She looks 15 years older than she did two weeks ago at the Oscars. That closeup on her feet and ankles in those frightening shoes is almost as unfortunate as the folds of skin under her arms. I hope someone shows her these pics, especially the zoomed-in ones. She’s still a beautiful, beautiful woman … but she needs an intervention, complete with detailed letters from others telling her how much her behavior has damaged them.

    • Adriana_Paula

      What’s wrong with having folds of skin under your arms?  You know, like living creatures do?

  • leave_Blake_alone

    Can someone PLEASE pin her down, strap a weave onto her head and wipe her eye makeup off? At this point she’s had that look for 20 years now, right? Also, that dress sucks.

  • Trisha26

    Halle Berry is never restricted by taste and elegance, is she?

  • zuzu

    This is reminding me of her costumes from The Flintstones.  And that’s not a good thing.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    How do you manage to make HALLE BERRY look stumpy?!

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    It’s so depressing when you open the link and the first thought that comes into your mind is: ‘Oh. That’s bad.” 

  • jmorino08

    If she’s going to keep doing that with her hair, she’s going to have to get it trimmed every once in awhile. She looks like the Heat Miser.

  • lobsterlen

    If I was a costume designer for a movie and had to create the wardrobe for a desperate recently divorced middle aged cougar I would pick this dress and shoes.

  • mmc2315

    Don’t listen Halle!  Well, don’t listen about the hair.  Everything else, dear lord, listen!

  • The proportions are terrible.  The dropped waistline makes her legs look short and stumpy.  And those shoes are trying just a little bit too hard.

  • Judy_J

    She just keeps dressing like the chick she played in the Flintstones movie.

  • Anniebet

    What MinAgain said.

  • nannypoo

    If I thought I could get my hair to do this I would chop it off in a hot minute. The rest of this is pretty bad.

  • Louise Bryan

    Black on top of black
    Criss-cross sandals, smoky eye
    Dressing in the past

  • bd73

    looks like she pulled out some of her old club clothes from 97 and put it on for old times sake.

  • marilyn

    Somehow the cut of that dress makes her look very short.  

  • I couldn’t possibly agree more.  Time for a makeunder, dear.

  • Tacky.  

  • margaret meyers

    The hair and makeup have been unchanging for years.  You know she does it herself, and it is so time to try a new look.

  • bertkeeter


  • lrhoff

    This is ridiculous.  Grace is good thing.

  • janierainie

    Okay. Heidi and Halle-AbFab remake.

  • kathrineb

    I have grown to hate the way this woman dresses. This outfit is cheap-looking trampy 90s sadness.

  • Also – this movie looks so unspeakably awful.

  • Halle, send this back to Klum.

  • libraangel

    Hooker at the Old BBQ Ranch

  • Judi Townsend

    She and Heidi Klum must have the same stylist because they both dress “desperately seeking attention.”

  • littlemac8

    Coochie mama outfit!