Marisa Tomei at ‘Flick’ Premiere

Posted on March 13, 2013

You guys, Marisa Tomei is officially in a style rut. We didn’t want to say anything the last couple of times we featured her, hoping that the occasional style stumble was just that, but no. Miss Lady is in TROUBLE.


Marisa Tomei attends the premiere of ‘Flick’ in New York City.

She’s run out of things to wear and now she’s reaching back to that part of her closet that hasn’t seen sunlight since the early ’90s. Marisa, honey. Please don’t do that. We’d rather see you wear the same chic, modern outfit 20 times in a row than go out in a pair of hammer pants and an office manager’s blouse from 1989 because you couldn’t bring yourself to be predictable.

This is the downside to being a fashionista. You always want to look interesting and of the moment, but sometimes you wind up making really odd decisions and looping around back to frumpy when you thought you were being forward-thinking.



[Photo Credit: WENN]

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  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Oh dear god… an ill-fitting, out of date outfit, yoga hair, and NO MAKEUP? Really, Marisa?  Plus, the pants are hitched up under her boobs like she’s Bill Hader playing Clint Eastwood!

    Honestly, TLo – you should have saved this for April Fool’s Day and put it up as a WERQ post! And we would have laughed and laughed and laughed….

    • kikisayshi

       Seriously, she looks like she rolled out of bed 15 minutes before and said, “Oh shit! My premiere!” At least slap on some lip gloss and mascara. Sheesh.

  • Beardslee

    Looping back to frumpy, indeed!

  • ccinnc

    I had almost identical pants in 1989. And a similar style of (if not color/pattern) blouse in 1986. UGH.

    •  An 82-year old woman I know still wears that stuff. And it looks about as good on her as it does on Ms. T here.

  • And wow, is that lighting unflattering or what?

    Yikes what a let down.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Is this a cry for help?  Should we call someone?  Why Marisa, why?  

    • editrixie

      Maybe THIS is what TLo should do for their imaginary other career — they could run a service called Style 911, which celebs and other well-heeleds could call for fashion emergency help. When life is overwhelming, when they can no longer face the difficult decisions of dressing for the world, when there is seemingly no way out: call Style 911!

    • 3boysful

       I was wondering if she was trying to say “(1) I’m tired of working so hard for the red carpet, and (2) I am a SERIOUS actress, so THERE.”

      You hafta admit, explains the yoga hair and lack of cosmetics.

      • Annabelle Archer

        When I leave the house sans under eye concealer it’s me trying to say I am tired of working so hard for a grocery store run and am a SERIOUS frumpy mom today, so there. 

  • alyce1213

    Makes me want to weep.  Look how cute she is, and why did she leave her house like that?

  • Seems like it was laundry day at the Tomei house. 

  • butterflysunita

    Marisa is beautiful but style rut does not begin to describe this mess.  The outfit is horrible and she looks like she quickly pulled her hair back in a ponytail before doing dishes.  Maybe she needs a “If we were her gays” post?

  • aeb1986

    she looks like she just woke up from a nap. there is not a single thing here that i like. 

  • Sobaika

    I almost want to give this a pass because she has so obviously given up on trying.

    • RebeccaKW

       I actually like the shirt, and the hair and no-makeup fits her.  My biggest complaint are those horrible pants.  But she still looks better than I do right now.

  • roadtrip1000

    Yikes. I wouldn’t go shopping at Goodwill in that outfit let alone a setting where I knew I would be photographed! What a shame. On a positive note her face is very pretty (even with very little make-up). 

    • Rand Ortega

       Agreed. Even better, little to no plastic surgery.

      • urbanamish

        i third it.  gorgeous, mad talented, incredibly stylish woman… incredibly depressed.

    • Melizmatic

       You could buy better-looking, more fashionable  garments than that at the Goodwill.

  • Could she give any less of a shit? 

  • Rand Ortega

    When you’re stealing looks from “Murphy Brown”, you’re definitely in a style rut.

  • zenobar

    Hold up – are those jodhpurs?

  • I’m having a Z. Cavaricci flashback…

    • zenobar

      I was thinking Girbaud!

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    I actually like this, but I like her, and time travel also.

  • Indigo54

    Holy Cow!!! 

  • Little_Olive

    “Office manager’s blouse from 1989”

    I am dying here. 

  • judybrowni

    More of the worst of the ’80s fashion revived from the dead, back to haunt us.

    Staggering zombie fashion. 

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    This is the second post I’ve seen about MT and I’m a little worried about her.  I’m not face/body snarking, but she really doesn’t look well.  Go back to bed, Marisa.  I’ll make tea.

  • MilaXX

    She looks like her Different World character and not in a good way.

  • I know low-key makeup and hair are her “thing,” but THIS hair looks like she just woke up, and then ran out of the house without putting ANYTHING on her face. 

  • Imasewsure

    I think somebody needs to invest a a few Chanel pants suits and some easy Gap t’s for days like this when she doesn’t give a crap. Wow this is bad!! And in the 80’s I would have paired this awful blouse with a lycra micro-mini skirt of course!

  • imperfectlaura

    She needs to reunite with Cameron and Decades.  Some of my favorite looks she’s worn were Decades vintage pieces.

  • SassieCassy

    she is so pretty from the neck up that i refuse to acknowledge the fuckery from the neck down

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Mom jeans/jodpurs??…the horror…

  • kimmeister

    Is it Terrible Pants Day and I just didn’t get the memo?

    I think the top could be salvageable with something less voluminous on the bottom, and some kicky gold jewelry.  Nothing could make those pants work.  Even the shoes look 90’s.

  • Cathy S

    The lack of makeup doesn’t bother me, but that blouse. Damn, that’s an ugly blouse.

  • StellaZafella

    Just as some men get away with stubble in a suit, some women can dress up sans apparent makeup and hair styling…
    Marisa does not, alas, appear to be such a person.

    And those pants make it look like there’s are body issues, which should not be the case…she’s a beautiful woman…but the outfit has issues.

  • kaycem

    i am probably the cheese standing alone on this one, but i like that she’s wearing no makeup.  she looks great with or without it imo.

    • Comus

      She looks fantastic from the neck up : Marisa Tomei is 48 (just checked) … it’s a dodgy outfit, but props to her gene pool.

      • kaycem

        she’s 48?!? wowza. she looks younger than me and i’m 32. and if i look even half that good at her age, i’ll be going around without makeup on, too — showing off and shit lol.

  • That shape shirt always reminds me of the bit in Tootsie where Dorothy Michaels meets Michael’s agent at the Russian Tea Rooms. So. If a very frumpy drag queen of a certain age tells you something is a very lovely blouse, they may just be being kind.

  • Anniebet

    I don’t think that’s a style rut, more like a ditch.  Linda Evans wants her blouse back. The pants, I can’t even. Funny thing is, her face looks younger and fresher than in quite a while. 

  • Those pants are scaring me.

  • i can handle no makeup – the clothes…. it’s like diane keaton on a frumpy, dark day. 

  • My literal, out-loud reaction to this outfit: “eeEeek. 

  • Belle239

    “an office manager’s blouse from 1989″……guys, that was ME, and YES, I was wearing a blouse just like that.  Heh.

    But the pants are awful and I have no idea what she may have been thinking.  Well, I guess she wasn’t.

  • Trisha26

    I’m sad…

  • wispymiss

    You guys need to resurrect the “If We Were Her Gays” feature!  I loved that.

  • libraangel

    1980’s homeless person

  • Andrea Tange

    My 1987 temp-job called. It wants its outfit back.

  • mila_8



    I don’t hate the blouse, i hate everything around it.  It’s the context making the blouse be the culprit.  Take it and put it with a great pair of leather pants (that fit and don’t sag in the crotch), killer shoes, add a statement pair of earrings and do anything else with the hair and the blouse can be seen as a graphic work of art.

  • Tuneful54

    Horrifying. From the clearance rack at Sears, late 1980s. 
    There must be something major going on to explain this.  Maybe things are not going well with the much-younger actor fiance? 

  • That top looks like jockey’s silks.  If the pants really are jodhpurs, an equestrian theme might explain the outfit as a whole, but honestly, if you are not a 100lb short person planning to ride a really fast horse in a big oval, it just does not work.

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    I’m just… speechless. That is not even cute-ish late ’80s. That’s Penny’s clearance rack/laundry day late ’80s. With the hair and the setting – I swear this is my mom circa ’89 at a kids school function with Marisa’s head slapped into the face hole. Oooof. 

  • Ummm…does anyone else wonder what is wrong with her face? It looks all swollen on the right like she has some kind of infection or someone punched her. 🙁 Is that just what botched botox does to you when you try to smile? Sad times.

  • rick

    Yikes !! – I predict the next ten years will be brutal.