Halle Berry in Reem Acra on Jay Leno

Posted on March 12, 2013

Halle. Sweetie. You’ve been doing the fame poledance for a long time now; longer than you would like to admit, probably. So we’re puzzled as to why you picked this dress for a sit-down interview.

Halle Berry makes an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ in a Reem Acra dress accessorized with Karine Sultan earrings.

Reem Acra Beaded Cutout Dress

Karine Sultan Pewter Base Dipped in Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings with Crystal Rhinestones

Actually, that’s not quite true. We know why you picked this dress. It’s why you pick every dress you wear: because you think it makes you look hot. And hey, we’re not about to argue otherwise. You do look hot. Of course, you’d still look hot if you didn’t have an exposed strip running lengthways down the front of your dress, buckling when you sit down and making your boobs look like two melting scoops of ice cream.

Oh, who are we kidding? The lady-oriented are still going to think this is hot no matter what. But we maintain that one can look hot while also avoiding looking like a style tragedy. In fact, the pursuit of looking hot is probably the number one style tragedy among ladystars because it tends to supercede all other considerations. Like taste, for instance. Or the question of whether one is starting to look a little desperate.



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  • Oh Halle honey NO!!! You are too gorgeous by half to have to try this hard to prove it.

    • It would seem a fundamental rule of celebrity dressing: start shifting to a more modest look before you need to, and for decades to come the headlines will read “Halle Berry: How Does She Stay So Hot?”  But if you keep dressing like a hottie, eventually the headlines will read “Halle Berry: Not That Hot Anymore.”  At least, that’s why I wear so many muu-muus.

      • Not only for celebrities, for anyone. When I was studying costume and clothing design in college, a text I had called “the Language of Clothes” by Allison Lurie refered to the desire to dress in ways no longer appropriate as “mutton dressed as lamb”. Now of course Ms Berry hardly falls into that league as yet, but a subtle shift is not a bad thing.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          So well said. Halle Berry could do a subtle shift and be totally hot-SEE Helen Mirren for pointers on doing so and still looking fab.

        • IamstillAnonymous

          Heidi K. came to mind as I read this.  Just change out “Ms Berry,” and there you go.

          • Lisa_Cop


        • On the other hand, the NuvaBling earrings are pretty.

        • AR16

           I learned “mutton dressed as lamb” from a British colleague.  One of my favorite expressions of all time!

          • MissusBee

            Another Britishism you might enjoy is ‘Fur coat, no knickers’ (when fancy clothes can’t hide what everybody knows).

            Not that this applies to Ms Berry – who probably has very nice knickers, but might benefit from a coat.

        • baxterbaby

          That is a great book.  

          • It became something I referred to constantly, and it still informs a good deal of my work, and my perceptions of how clothing affects us all.

          • baxterbaby

            My copy was a gift from my boyfriend, whose one concession to clothes consciousness is that he orders his shirts from Turnbull and Asser (and wears them with Gap khakis).  He found it to be extraordinarily well written and wrote in the frontispiece of my copy, “Well this explains ALOT about us all!”

          • Your boyfriend is to be commended for finding good quality clothes that suit his taste, and sticking with them.  There is a lot of wisdom in that.  Not much variation, but much wisdom.

        • Aah, but the other alternative is mutton dressed as mutton, so I choose lamb 🙂

      • StellaZafella

         Hey! Muu-Muus can be hot…it depends on how high the slit in the side runs…oh, wait, then it must be a plus sized Chomsang….never mind.

      • GSMSF

         Yes, case in point, Heidi Klum.

    • MaryanneGirl

      OMG I’m having a gaping-mouth-clutching-my-pearls moment! What on earth?! Jay Leno is about to interview her nipples!

      • “So, Hallenips, what is it like being attached to one of the hottest women alive?”

        • Vlasta Bubinka

          Today, we feel chapped and concerned.

      • OMG, I know. I’m not being sarcastic or ironic when I say I’m scandalized by that dress. She looks pathetic and vulgar.

      • AnaRoW

         He should be used to it by now. The one time I saw her on Leno, years ago, he had to tell he she was popping out of her dress.

      • barbarienne

         I dunno, I’m pretty sure there’s double-sided tape holding the top of the bodice against her body.

        Or at least I hope so.

        • MaryanneGirl

          I didn’t imagine there was no protection whatsoever. I assumed netting/tape as well. I just meant it appeared there could be a serious wardrobe at any moment. 

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      Let’s ‘ku Lady Miss Desperate!

      Oh, Halle, Just No.
      So leggy, booby droopy
      Desp’rate days ahead

    • I am looking at too much Berry

  • gabbilevy

    “Or the question of whether one is starting to look a little desperate.”
    Guys, that’s no longer a question.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      agreed, i think she’s moved into volume 2 of that set….

  • I love lady-bosoms as much as the next person, but I wish she felt so confident in her stunning beauty and perfectly decent acting chops that she could wear, like, real clothing to things. Like, pants and shirts and stuff.  Clothes.  

    • barbarienne

       Seriously! “Hello, here are my TITS! Aren’t they awesome! Oh, and by the way, I have an Oscar for Best Actress.”

  • BrooklynBomber

    In fact, the pursuit of looking hot is probably the number one style tragedy among ladystars because it tends to supercede all other considerations.

    Hear, hear.  That dress is so awful I’m embarrassed just looking at it.

  • Indigo54

    Come on Halle, CUT IT OUT!  And I suppose if Jay had sat there talking to your chest you’d have been offended.  pfffssst!

    • 3boysful

       Look at his eyes in the first photo–he’s clearly not looking at her lovely face . . . .

    • kimmeister

      Unfortunately, “cut it out” seems to be the instruction she wants to give to all designers . . .

      • Indigo54

         ROFL! Touche!   

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    “That’s quite a dress you almost have on.  What holds it up?”


    Name that film!

    • Sobaika


      What is my prize??

      • Eclectic Mayhem

        *snaps* and my eternal admiration.  But you had that anyway… 

    • MoHub

       The exchange actually  happened decades before the film. The story goes that a gentleman approached opera soprano Mary Garden at a ball. Garden was wearing a strapless gown, and the man asked her what was holding it up. She replied, “Only your discretion, sir, and my modesty.”

  • Sobaika

    I almost always refrain from speaking about one’s body, especially considering a slight droop is natural and not necessarily unappealing, but GIRL. Not a good look.

    • Annabelle Archer

      Gravity isn’t a theory.  It’s a real thing.  Even for Stars. 

      • Sobaika

        Did anyone see watch this show? Maybe it didn’t quite so bad when she walked out and was standing. But there’s no way this was good for a sit down. None whatsoever.

        • Introspective

          Just saw a commercial for the Jay Leno Show while watching something I dvr’d last nite. (So much for working at home today) And she looked absolutely radiant walking onto the stage in the dress.

          Then I immediately thought, oh those cutouts will be her damnation while sitting. Then I thought- let me see what TLo thinks as Im sure theyre covering it… And here we are with most of the BKs in total agreement that the desperation must stop.

        • Laurie Bergman

          She did look good walking out. But the sit down was as awful as the pics indicate. Her mic appeared to be floating on her chest and that’s when we said, “Wow, there’s skin-colored mesh pinning the mic down.” That mesh was so finely textured yet ever so slighly loose; the skin underneath looked as if it was literally crawling.

  • Oh, Halle… It’s a gorgeous dress, and for once, the illusion netting is deployed well and is virtually invisible. BUT… it’s SOOOOO awkward as a sitting-down dress. And the dress looks like it’s sliding down her body. She even LOOKS uncomfortable sitting in this. 

  • Annabelle Archer

    I think she has long since established that her tastes are extremely questionable.  She has been the poster child for Desperate for quite a while now.  All the tits on display in the world won’t change the fact that she’s got a dog shit movie to pedal and a personal life that is a PR nightmare.  

  • Monday1900

    Halle, join Cameron in the Sad Ladystars Over 40 Club.  This dress would be great if she were playing Bond Girl again, but not for a sit down interview.  She’s gorgeous, she’s got an Oscar, she should be above this (in my opinion). 

    • Mistie Holler

      Cameron – really? Why? (That’s an acual question, not sarcastic agreement).

  • “Or the question of whether one is STARTING to look a little desperate.” 
    I believe that ship has sailed. Wearing clothing better suited for a woman 15-20 years your junior is so Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (I was going to say Orange County …but that was too harsh).
    She needs to fire the stylist she’s using and hire one with class and sophistication.

  • call_me_schmeg

    a dress that requires heavy deployment of tit tape is not intended for a sit-down. oh, girl…. NO.

  • jackie cohen

    My first reaction is that I actually felt bad for her …. 

  • Hetha Innis

    Oh, OUCH.

    • Hetha Innis

      (you guys are spot on, as always)

  • RedRaven617

    Halle has the option of becoming Audrey Hepburn(ish) or Cher. What a shame that she has chosen the later. 

    • Sobaika

      Cher is awesome and would never.

      There’s a big difference between embracing outlandishness and the sad desperate shit Halle pulls. Primarily because Halle seems to be doing it out a need to remain hot and young.

  • nannypoo

    Worse than the sad appearance of this dress is the way she must feel in it. I’m talking about the sweaty area where her non-perky boobs make contact with her middle section. Maybe she stuffed a tissue under there to get her through the show.

  • It’s gross how that mike has to be clipped to her illusion netting. It looks like a growth…

    • AmeliaEve

       My thoughts exactly. If there is not enough dress to clip a mike to, there is not enough dress, period.

      • A shame, too, because for once in the history of time, illusion netting was deployed to a decent effect, but in the wrong venue.

    • mshesterp

      Wow–I didn’t even know there was illusion netting until you mentioned it.  So I must say, that’s the best deployment of illusion netting that I’ve seen in quite some time, despite the boobtacular nature of the dress.

      And also…they’re lovely, but even I can’t look away from them, and I’m straight.  So Halle, knock it off.

    • GSMSF

       Yes, and she’s sitting in a very bizarre position so that her crotch is covered.  It all looks very bizarre, and not well thought out.

  • decormaven

    Just put the bosom on a platter and be done with it. That’s where she is heading. Pity.

  • Mary229

    Oh my.  Such a beautiful woman.  Such beautiful NATURAL breasts that actually have a natural sag to them which I just really love.  But that dress in that venue makes me sad.

  • Mary229

    I don’t even think the gravity is the issue.  Her breasts look gorgeous to me.  Breasts having a natural sag isn’t a bad thing at all and is, to me, super appealing because it’s real.  It just wasn’t the right look for THIS venue and this occasion.

    • Annabelle Archer

      I’m with you, I prefer a natural breast.  Here I think the amount of skin that is between the “top” of the armpit and where the dress starts is excessive and it is adding to to the illusion that her breasts are sliding down, down, down.  They look nice enough in the dress, but the dress needs to be raised up a several inches for this look to be what she thought it was.  

    • crackineggs

       They are real and they are spectacular!  But she could have made that point in a less obvious way.

      And we are all talking about her this morning, so the dress served it’s purpose.

    • RebeccaKW

       While I love natural breasts and embrace the aging process, I do feel that bras were invented for a reason.  Girls with larger breasts need some support.  I haven’t seen any pics of her standing in this, but my opinion is this dress was made for someone with very small breasts.  This dress just isn’t flattering to someone more endowed.

  • lobsterlen

    The picture of Jay Leno looking at Halle’s cleavage is everywhere this morning. So for all of us who didn’t stay up last night to watch Leno we are seeing this photo and hearing a bit from the interview about her new movie and the xmen movie. Halle doesn’t have stylist decide her wardrobe she has a PR team making those decisions for her. Clearly taste and decorum never enter into the decision process.

  • jw_ny

    So tacky.  Her hotness factor is seriously dropping, just like her melting boobs.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Oh, no. Halle is so beautiful that this makes me weepy. I just don’t understand her style choices.

  • Little_Olive

    Jay’s face in the second picture says it all. 

    Halle, NO. 

  • Indovina

    I’m lady-oriented and I do not think that’s hot. Of course, you meant lady-oriented men, but nevertheless I felt throwing that out there. Nothing is less sexy than trying to look sexy.

    •  “Of course, you meant lady-oriented men”

      Well, no. If we’d meant men we would’ve said “men.” That’s why we used the term “lady-oriented.”

      • Indovina

        Oh. Embarrassing. I had a feeling that part was going to get me into trouble.

        Please pardon my assumptions about your assumptions.

        •  No worries, darling.

        • SassieCassy

          yeah but i get why you made the assumption. there are sort of cultural differences with what different groups find attractive and i can imagine some dudes not caring about the overt boobage

  • cleverlady

    I wonder what she thought when she saw the tape and photos….
    This makes me feel bad/sad.

    •  The lurking supposition in that statement is that Miss Halle actually looked at the tape and photos.  I bet she didn’t, mostly because given the other occasions–and there have been plenty–that she’s elicited the same reactions from the worldwide commentariat, it hasn’t changed her game plan, or that of her stylists.  She just sees what she wants to see when she goes out the door.  Someday she’ll wake up from this “I’m still 30” trance and will cringe when she looks back, just as many of us cringe when we remember adolescence or first dates or other life events.

      And really, couldn’t the backstage people have come up with a different place for the microphone?  How about a boom to hover over her head, out of camera range?  The dress is at fault but the producers didn’t help her much either.  The whole point of illusion netting is to be an illusion!  That microphone just makes it embarrassingly obvious.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Good lord. I think this is going beyond desperate and straight into crazytown. 

  • DTLAFamilies

    My straight-as-a-ruler husband’s reaction: “Wow, Halle Berry is finally showing signs of aging.” Ouch.

  • Kayceed

    I think the dress is terrible but I wonder about the strategy. If her goal was to a) get people talking; and b) make Leno slightly uneasy, thus getting a psychological edge in the interview – then mission accomplished.

    • AthenaJ

      I kinda feel bad for Leno in this situation…

  • I never thought I’d be grateful for illusion netting but I am SO thankful that dress isn’t as precarious as it looks.

  • *yaaaaaawn*

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Boys, you are right.   This looks tacky.  And that makes me just so very very sad.  Halle, it’s time to make the shift.  You know what shift I mean.  You are now closer to 50 than to 40. And no matter how great you are to your body, and no matter how much you work with your trainer and no matter how much you eat well – you are now closer to 50 than to 40.  Audrey Hepburn did it.  Jane Fonda did it and did it incredibly well.  You can do it.  All women do it.  Even I did it.  It is part of accepting the a new role.  Give up the attempt at playing the sex kitten and step into something else and new and powerful and wise.  You can do it.  We all did it.   

    • Kayceed

      French actresses seem to make this transition fairly smoothly, and don’t give up their (perceived, projected?) sexuality in the process. Catherine Deneuve, Anouk Aimee, etc.

    •  I’d “Like” this 1000 times if I could.

  • teensmom99

    I think it’s fire the stylist time.

  • queeniethebold

    Never would i have thought to use the word “hideous” in the same breath as “Halle Berry.” This is all kinds of awful. And i will never, ever understand it. Women half her age would kill to have her skin, her bone structure, her smile, her astonishing overall gorgeousness, and yet she continues to insist on wearing absolute crap that ages her and depresses us. She is becoming a caricature, and she’s way too young for that. When you think of the fabulous things she could be wearing that would enhance her beauty, it just becomes even more depressing.

    Take a lesson from the true style icons of the past, who knew that the greatest part of a woman’s allure is to not show everything. Which doesn’t mean you have to hide everything.

    i actually feel sorry for her. She looks like shit.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      I concur wholeheartedly.  She needs to take a page from Audrey Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen… anyone else…

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    She looks trashy dressing like that all the time.  

  • “Starting” to look desperate? Boys, you’re too kind. 

  • bertkeeter

    Halle nneds to understand that sometimes “mystery” is sexier than “in your face”! When the “girls” are always on view, ones eyes tend to wander back to Leno…and that is a crime!

  • Hallie Berry has officially joined the Sharon Stone Club of Trying Too Hard, the sad little club for actors who are clinging desperately to their youth. 

  • histrogeek

    Halle would look hot in torn sweatpants and a stained t-shirt. So honestly there is no reason for this nonsense. Fire your stylist. 

    • queeniethebold

       If she even has one.

  • Alyssa

    No…not under any circumstances should this dress have been considered for a sit down! Halle, we all know you’re still hot, you don’t have to prove it by looking desperate!

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I know right?  Wouldn’t a good stylist make sure that if you were going to sit down in the dress you’re wearing it would look good from every angle?!  What is she paying them for?

      • Alyssa

        Are we sure she’s paying someone? I’d hope she isn’t because they’re not doing that great of a job! Or they just don’t have a spine to stand up to her and say “quit dressing like that!”.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    I may be alone here in thinking this but if she went up a size so the bodice sat where it should (just under the arms like on the model) it wouldn’t look so vulgar and would actually be a great dress for a sit down, late night interview. Sparkly up top, sexy leg on the bottom. Positives: she made the right choice to close up the open midriff and go a bit lighter than normal on the eye makeup.

    • MilaXX

       I’ve rarely seen a strapless top of any kind look good for a talk show appearance. I think this is a standing up dress, not a talk show dress.

    • Corsetmaker

      Is it not just that the midriff gap has collapsed down as she’s sitting and from the weight of boobs. That dress isn’t meant for anyone with breasts.

  • Judy_S

    A standing-up dress, not a sitting-down dress. 

  • She needs to update her style. She looks old and droopy lol

  • MarissaLG


  • Carla_Charlton

    Geez…that looks uncomfortable — for her AND for Jay.

  • Judy_J

    Halle and Heidi have a lot in common, don’t they?

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Yeah.  They should start a support group.

      • Judy_J

        Pun intended? 🙂

  • I like how she’s reduced to wearing the microphone like jewelry – since there’s nothing to attach it to.

  • Peeve

    Such a beautiful woman…Like everyone else, I think this is sad. But I also think that Halle feels she’s nothing without her beauty, since that’s what all the fuss has been about all these years. As much as I would love to look like her, that’s a pressure (especially in Hollywood) I’m glad not to have.

  • RocknRollmom

    My “adult” children like to harass me for being a little obsessive about the age thing—not going down without a fight.  At least as long as the fight doesn’t include anesthesia and knives anyway.  And they ask why I am this way.  And all I need to do is point to Ms. Berry, Ms. Klum, and Ms. Diaz to note that if these women feel “desperate” to prove they are still hot then it is not just me.  Of course, I am not shooting for hot at this point but a more subtle “not dead yet.”  Halle, you are stunning, the dress probably looks great standing up, but you are better than  this.  Be a role model for your daughter.

    • l_c_ann

      You said it so very, very well.  Thanks.

      • RocknRollmom

        Thank you.  The pressure on these women is amazing and kind of sad.  I am grateful that my career is not centered in large part on my looks.  It is bad enough as it is.  Hence the frequent trips to salon to cover the fast encroaching gray etc. 

        • l_c_ann

          In my family gray happens after major stress (mine came at 40).  I paid George Masters (of Tootsie fame) to design my hair color.  He said I was way too young to feel old every time I looked in the mirror because gray aged a face, regardless of the calendar years.
          Since then, I have decided the color over the gray is for ME.  It makes mornings easier. 

          • RocknRollmom

            Good for you.  That is exactly the right attitude.  I had two great great aunts who were fabulous in all things and went to their graves in their colored wigs over their sparse white hair.  If needs be, I will do the same.  Right now I just need to find someone who can help me maintain the “Black Irish” look.

  • therealkuri

    I’m going to go against the flow because I think she looks spectacular. It’s not what I’d wear for a sit-down interview, but I think her tits look amazing. Also, I can see this because I’m not blinded by ageism. Ka-pow!

    • alyce1213

      I am not blinded by ageism, being of a certain age myself (considerably older than Ms Berry). However, this has much more to do with bad taste than ageism. Her breasts are hanging, unsupported and saggy in this dress, and it screams desperation. This, in itself, is ageist — it seems SHE will not accept the fact that she and her body are aging and it’s natural, fine and beautiful.  She should dress to flatter her incredible body, not just let her goodies (literally) hang out all over the place to prove that she’s still hot.  Bam!

      • therealkuri

        You may want to examine and unpack the meanings behind this oft-repeated concept of “desperate/desperation” before you insist that it’s not ageist. Being of a certain age doesn’t make one immune to age-based prejudice, just as being a woman doesn’t make one immune to sexism.

        • alyce1213

          My age, obviously, does not make me non-ageist. My beliefs do.  Speak for yourself.

          • therealkuri

            Then why did you cite it?

          • alyce1213

            Simply as a matter of fact.  In and of itself, it is not proof of anti-ageism, as is my gender not proof either.
            I maintain that dressing inappropriately for one’s age, i.e., NOT ACCEPTING ONE’S AGE and the beauty of that age, is ageist. 

          • therealkuri

            OK. So you just randomly brought up a “matter of fact” that you now do not consider relevant. I don’t understand why you’d do that, but let’s leave that aside.

            So, you don’t find the concept that certain bodies (those that have existed for 40 years or more) should be dressed one way and other bodies (those that have not existed for this long) should be dressed in another way reflects a cultural script that is ageist and sexist? That it suggests that there is only one acceptable way to be a 40-something woman? I find that… remarkable.

            Do you furthermore don’t find the idea that anyone who transgresses this script is therefore “desperate” to be somewhat offensive as well? I mean, desperate for what? Attention? She’s an actress. Her coinage is celebrity. Of course she’s desperate for attention – that’s how celebrities make their living.  You specifically repeated the phrase, “it screams desperation”. For what, precisely, do you believe Ms. Berry is signalling desperation via her display of cleavage? 

            I don’t actually think this is a good dress and have never stated so, although her body is still slamming. (In particular, the dress it bunches weirdly around the torso in a seated position.) But the manner in which the majority ~ though certainly not all ~ of the comments here, along with the OP, criticize the look reflect cultural scripts that are actually very ageist and sexist. Rather than being defensive when that’s pointed out, consider this an opportunity to reflect on our shared culture and how we (myself included when I’m not careful) can reinforce and repeat toxic parts of this culture when we don’t consider the meanings and implications of our words.

  • crash1212

    At least the sheer material used to hold that thing on matches her skin exactly…don’t see that everyday. This is most def a “standing only” dress…not a great choice for a sit down interview. I think Halle needs a hug.

  • MilaXX

    Nope, this one doesn’t look hot at all. Besides desperate it’s making her boobs look saggy and giving her rolls where we know there are none.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    NOOOOOOO! Is there some kind of intervention for this terrible condition? 

  • MoHub

    Jay doesn’t seem to be able to keep his eyes off the boobage.

  • tvmovielover

    Now Seth McFarlane’s Boob Song makes sense!

  • MoreShoes

    She looks desperate and tired.

  • AthenaJ

    Halle is hot, but that outfit is making her less so. This was her dress 10 or 20 years ago… but now it is just highlighting the fact that she has aged. Not that there is anything wrong with ageing of course, but there is a way to dress that flatters it, and a way that does not. Halle is sporting an example from the ‘not’ category.  

  • melanie0866

    Agreed.  Distracting and tacky.

  • CatherineRhodes

     It’s uncomfortable to even look at her because you’re clenched up worrying about a wardrobe malfunction.

  • Janet B

    Hunh…Halle isn’t superhuman. She has lovely breasts that react to gravity just like mine.

  • Bailey Debruynkops

    it would be too easy to pull town those paltry bust tabs &: BREASTS ON THE TEEVEE. ugh she is so transparent

  • another_laura

     Oh good gods, my eyes!  This is so very very bad.  This is such a ghastly mistake, I’m cringing in sympathy.

  • KSuKim

    There must be some golden mean between bringing on the heat and leaving one’s dignity on the floor. Or the couch.

  • SugarSnap108

    A “little desperate”?  I think she’s way past that now.  My question is, why is she so desperate?  She’s absolutely beautiful, has a killer bod and can actually act, as I recall. 

    Plus, I see nothing “hot” about sagging boobs.  And any woman with a substantial rack is going to yield to gravity in this nothing of a dress.  Oh, Halle. Please realize that clothes that leave something to the imagination can be the sexiest.

  • This is a brilliant observation: “…the pursuit of looking hot is probably the number one style tragedy among ladystars because it tends to supercede all other considerations.”

  • lobsterlen

    That dress cost almost $5000! I could pick up something very similar from the Fredrick’s of Hollywood catalog for far less.

  • I can smell the desperation from here, and it stinks.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Awkward!  Like hearing the door bell, jumping out of the shower, grabbing a towel, wrapping it around you, answering the door, letting them come in, sitting down, and realizing the towel doesn’t wrap all the way around you.  As if things like that happen…

  • lrober03

    Even though my brain tells me that logically there is a mesh panel there, seeing her sit in that dress still makes me very worried she’s going to fall out all over the place. 

  • And somewhere in LA Heidi Klum is shouting, ‘Bitch stole my look!’

    • lobsterlen

       Heidi is also shouting, “Is this dress available in gold lame?”

      • “and a few inches shorter?”

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Female equivalent of “Just For Men.” When you think no one will notice and you’ll still look young – they will and you won’t.  

  • I agree- she looks hot. The raging hetero guy in me thinks she looks hot in anything. But the gay guy in me agrees with you guys- she’s starting to look a little desperate, which is sad because she would look hot in a potato sack. She needs to probably dress a bit more age appropriate. She could be the next Helen Miren if she starts making better style choices.

  • unbornfawn

    Being HOT does not mean having your girls and half your skin on display all the time. 

  • librarygrrl64

    Desperation, party of one.

  • ewwwww…..saggy boobs! makes her boobage look 25 years older…

  • This dress looks just awful on her.  I wish there was a picture of her standing up, because it has to have been more flattering than this.  And because, otherwise, gays from across the county would surely have rushed over and tackled her, before she got into the limo.

  • Frankly, I think this look does a disservice to her hotness as in her boobs are looking droopy and not well supported here.  

  • Trisha26

    My first thought “Desperate. With a capital D.”

  • Jesus Halle. Put it away for once.

  • MsMajestyk

    Two melting scoops of ice cream indeed.  I’m all for what nature gave you, but this dress wasn’t built for it. 

    Leno’s a skeeze during interviews with beautiful women regardless of tits staring him in the face.

  • snarkykitten

    I’m lady-orientated and I think this looks terrible. 

  • Good lord. Melting boobs indeed. 

  • Nariya

    Her boobs… look saggy. I has a sad.

  • Call me Bee

    Agreed.  She did look hot walking in, but it quickly turned to hootchie as she sat and crossed her legs.  This is not a sitting dress. 

  • StillGary

    “Starting” to look desperate?

  • droopy boobs on halle berry in your face?   noooooo…….

  • GTrain

    God NO.

  • kikisayshi

    There should never be that much space between someone’s neck and bustline. She looks like Droopy Dawg.

  • Cousin_Rose

    I used to think she was hot.

  • (Jeremy Clarkson voice) Tonight, we take a look at the tackiest woman… IN THE WORLD.

    • The fact is, she never had taste, so she’s not going to suddenly grow some just
      because she’s reached an age where people have different expectations
      from her. That famous Oscar gown of hers from 2002, with the illusion netting and the boob flowers? With all due respect to Elie Saab, that was tacky as shit.

  • Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

  • guest2visits

    This really isn’t a hot look.  The dress is not so flattering – stiff, cheap looking and so tacky. Are we supposed to hear what she might
    have to say, or wonder if the boobs will eventually make an escape during the ‘interview’.
    Sitting naked on the couch next to Leno, Letterman, or any of them is just so desperate. Thats all I see.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    I’m a heterosexual female and I will be the first to put my hand up and say that her body is bangin’. I can also honestly say that even if I had her body, I would not put that dress on it. It’s making a mess of her boobs. But Halle, enough already. We get it. You will always have your own iconic Bond Girl bikini moment that had plenty of people going, “Ursula Who??” in addition to many other moments, as well as your seemingly ageless face that somehow keeps getting better and better. Restraint never hurt anybody.  

  • conniemd

    She looks like she had a boob job where the implants slipped down.

  • peachy

    godahmighty honey. stop trying so hard. you’re making people pity you. ugh.

    • Never that I’d pity someone with such genetics, but I do.

  • Beardslee

    Remember the old saying, “tight enough to show you’re a woman, and loose enough to show you’re a lady?” Too bad that’s gone the way of calling cards.

  • Puckndc

    Can’t shine shit….

  • MoHub

    OMG! I just blew it up, and it’s—gasp!—illusion netting, which makes it even worse.

  • DeTrop

    Jay is having the look of his life.  Is that dribble he’s wiping?  This dress is made for walking.  Her boobs look sad otherwise, she is one hot-looking lady.

  • Daenyx

    This lady-oriented lady normally finds Halle Berry drop-dead gorgeous, but this is just awful.  It is not hot.  

  • poggi

    This is a dress for Pamela Anderson (or whoever the contemporary equivalent is), although she may have too much dignity for this.

  • Jeeze! Enough already!  She’s so gorgeous and fit and an Oscar winner. WHY does she feel she needs to resort to this?

  •  True Dat.
    You want em, doncha?

  • libraangel

    Nip slip imminent. Jay, do you know who you are interviewing? – You are not looking at the face at all

    • bd73

      doubt it. there’s a transparent modesty panel the shape of a sleeveless shirt. nothing is going to slip out of place.

      • libraangel

        UGH! You’re right! Didn’t see it ! Now the dress is even more tacky!

  • And could Jay be any more obvious? Ooh, he gives me the creeps.

  • how has no one commented on the fact that the taped microphone is COMPLETELY exposed
    she does not look hott she looks batshit like she has a tumor protruding from her collarbone

  • PrunellaV

    Is she a high-end escort now or something? And illusion netting. Grrr.

  • JP

    Oh look. She’s back to “desperate for attention” almost clothes.

  • Zubair Ghumro

    Really embarrassed to see her in that dress. 

  • quiltrx

    This is pretty whorey looking to me.  I was okay from a distance, til I saw all this wide open mess.  Plus…look at the way she’s sitting!  She’s obviously SO uncomfortable and trying not to show her cooter.

  • AutumnInNY

    Stop. trying. so hard. You’ve got the job. and an oscar. dress accordingly. period. 

  • Everyone loves you enough and knows that you are hot enough that there’s NO NEED AT ALL to wear this. 

  • veleri

    “In fact, the pursuit of looking hot is probably the number one style tragedy among ladystars because it tends to supercede all other considerations. Like taste, for instance. Or the question of whether one is starting to look a little desperate.”

    standing ovation for you guys! <3