Hayden Panettiere on Fallon

Posted on March 19, 2013

We had a seriously negative reaction to this getup.

We literally recoiled from it, blurting out, “GOD, no!” This is why we can never be celebrity stylists, darlings. We’d get fired from every job the first time she tried something on we didn’t like.

Anyway, it’s all too big and long and high and restrictive in nature. Just awful. These pieces aren’t bad, but they absolutely don’t look right together, or on her.

It looks considerably better when she sits down, though.

Hayden Panettiere makes an appearance on the ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ in a Baley 44 top paired with a Kimberly Ovitz skirt and Iwona Ludyga jewelry.

Which makes this a curious inversion of the normal bad TV interview dress, which looks great walking out but terrible sitting down. Don’t get us wrong, we still hate it, but it’s not quite so awkward this way. Still a terrible choice, though. She looks uncomfortable in it.

Let this be a lesson, starlets (we’ll type slowly): If you’re standing and sitting in this public appearance, then your outfit should look good both when you’re standing AND when you’re sitting. That’s not so hard, is it?





[Photo/Video Credit: NBC]

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  • It’s not the worst that she’s ever worn, so it’s ok, I guess. (I think this means that I’m too tired to care.)

  • jackiexx

    yikess what is going on with that skirt? nothing too offensive when she’s sitting down though

  • RebeccaKW

    That skirt looks like it is one piece of fabric wrapped around her and tied in a knot on the back. I’d be afraid of the knot unraveling.

    • Yes, it’s basically a silk charmeuse pareo.

  • If I ever become famous, I want TLo as my celeb stylists! I’d much rather have blunt than some of the stuff these stylists churn out.

  • Rand Ortega

    TLo: “We literally recoiled from it, blurting out, “GOD, no!” This is why we can never be celebrity stylists, darlings. We’d get fired from every job the first time she tried something on we didn’t like.”

    Which is why Hollywood desperately needs you! Because if you blurt that out, so does the rest of America. & the world. Save these sillies from themselves, TLo. Do it for your country/planet.

    • MilaXX

      Agreed if more stylist reacted like that perhaps we would have fewer fashion victims.

  • hughman

    That skirt has a definite Edie Beale thing going on. Scarf on her head, American flags in hand or GTFO.

  • How did they manage to make her look lumpy, of all things?!

    • alyce1213

      Astounding. She’s such a tiny, lean little thing.

    • mshesterp

      By attaching a satin bed sheet to her and pinning it haphazardly. Satin rarely does a girl favors.

  • mary McCall

    Given that it seems an inexplicable challenge to consider BOTH standing and sitting, erring on the side of looking good while sitting seems more critical. She looks both pretty and relaxed while sitting. No squirming and tugging to keep things PG.

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      also- I don’t feel like her gyno.

    • poggi

      True, but surely there has to be a middle ground between outfits that require you to use your purse as a censor bar and those that require you are wheeled out to the couch in an office chair.

  • alyce1213

    What? In the whole world she couldn’t find a nice, above-the-knee, kicky little print skirt to wear with the top and shoes?
    This is like she wrapped and tied a dressing gown around her waist.

  • AND bear trap shoes? SMH (as the kids say)

  • marilyn

    Are you sure this is actually a skirt, and not just some draped fabric? It does not look like a skirt to me.

    • MilaXX

      it reminds me of those wrap skirts we wore in the 80’s. I think many a gal found herself half naked when the skirt inexplicably unwrapped itself.

  • charlotte

    I’m just glad that her lady parts are covered because I despise those gyno skirts.
    Other than that this is pretty bad.

  • My, what a stylish swimsuit and sarong combo. Beach ready!

  • Tamara Hogan

    Sorry if I missed this conversation, like, days ago, but is there any way to sort comments chronologically?

    • charlotte

      Click on “Discussion” and you get some options.

      • MilaXX

        Thank you! This new system is a bit challenging.

      • Tamara Hogan

        Yay! Thanks so much!

  • elemspbee

    the fez and hair look terrific though. but yes to all the comments about the outfit. she hardly gets is right and it puzzles me.

  • Little_Olive

    You know, considering the array of offenses we have witnessed re. talk show appearances, I’ma let this pass.

    Also, I have never liked her and the demureness of her outfit makes me not-like her less.

    Also also, girlfriend is SHORT and she is rocking those sandals (which I’d normally hate), so kudos to her.

  • uprightcitizen

    Walking and sitting, she appears to have a serious roll of belly a couple of inches below the waistband of the skirt. Can’t imagine how that went unnoticed. Isn’t that when the emergency spanx vault gets opened?

  • Targettaste

    Ha! In the picture of her entrance, it looks like she got tangled in the curtains.

  • Holy batshit crazy skirt! What is it doing above her knee when she’s walking? How? What? Why? That skirt is an abomination though, as so many have said, it is way less offensive sitting down. But walking, lumpy, bumpy, odd in a bad bad bad way.

  • E. D.

    That skirt needs to be burned immediately. A skirt can be fun without being floppy and in a strange shape.

  • Maryanne525

    She’s far too short to wear a skirt that long with shoes that tall!

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  • Trisha26

    I absolutely hate this long-term trend of clingy or thin or the worst – thin & clingy – fabric. And to make it worse it wraps around.

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      YES> It’s like it’s made of that 1970’s fabric – oh hell, what was it called? They used it in (shudder) “Disco Dresses” and it’s all thin and stretchy and then in this horrid skirt portrayed on this poor starlet, it’s both a) bunched and b) teal. Teal makes me sad on the very best of days.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        Nyesta? And Qiana! And every poly-compound in between! Boy, did that stuff snag.

        • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

          QIANA! OMG thank you. I was literally, on the internet, attempting to Google “1970’s disco fabric.” My brain was going to explode without that word. It was terrible terrible fabric, wasn’t it!

          • VictoriaDiNardo

            Gee, let’s see: completely synthetic, hard to sew, showed every bulge and pucker, hideous colors, smelled like petroleum and an unbreathable fabric sweat-trap – what’s not to like?!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    whoa, that skirt is seriously unflattering, whoever put in her that should be forced to wear it themselves!

  • Jess5628

    Wait a minute, are turtleneck tank tops coming back? Did we learn nothing last time around?? Yiesh.

  • berkeleygirl

    I actually kind of love it. Granted, it’s not chic, but it looks fine. My first thought was – gorgeous blue, and props to her for choosing comfort over a fashion statement. Most of all, nothing’s distracting from her fabulous face and hair.

  • TLo, I truly thought the reason you recoiled was because it looked like she was smuggling an anaconda of Jon Hamm proportions under that thing. A skirt should not make a lady look like she forgot to tuck her junk.

    • Indigo54

      LOL. It took a minute for me to figure out what you were talking about. Now I can’t look without seeing the junk. LOL

  • I think it’s just an unflattering picture. She probably thought it looked fine when she walked around in front of a mirror. I don’t quite like the turtleneck part though

  • Indigo54

    she looks ok sitting down but standing and walking, she’s a train wreck.

  • I will bet in her head she actually thinks she looks good.

  • I don’t understand designers who build clothes that only look good when they’re not in motion. Unless I’m delivered via flying monkeys, I’ll have to walk – and that skirt is all pinched and twisted no matter who is wearing it.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    The length is actually a good one for sit-down. Unfortunately, standing up, it looks like she wore a micro-mini and realized it was an awkward length at the last minute, so she grabbed the satin sheets out of the laundry and quickly wrapped them around her waist before going onstage.

  • kathrineb

    Sitting down the skirt is OK but standing up, it does no favors!