Olivia Wilde Double Shot

Posted on March 11, 2013

For a brief time, it looked like Miss Olivia was positioning herself to be a fashionista. She went through a period where she wore some discussable, attention-seeking, occasionally interesting outfits, but then it seems like she quickly course-corrected toward highly conventional looks. It’s been a long time since she’s worn something that really intrigued us.

These are both cute, however. So there’s that.


Olivia Wilde attends the screening of ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ during the 2013 SXSW Festival in a Dolce&Gabbana striped dress accessorized with Jimmy Shoe sandals and Irene Neuwirth jewelry.

Dolce&Gabbana Spring 2013 Collection

See? Cute. No great shakes and not particularly memorable, but she looks presentable and fresh. Our only issue is with the design of the dress. The fabrics look way too heavy for such a springtime kinda look. From a short distance, it looks like it’s made out of terry cloth.

Makeup’s fine; hair and shoes: presentable. It’s all SxSW-appropriate.

For her next look, Miss O switched things up a bit:


Olivia Wilde attends the premiere of ‘Drinking Buddies’ during the 2013 SXSW Festival in a L’Wren Scott dress accessorized with Sergio Rossi shoes and Irene Neuwirth jewelry.

L’Wren Scott Resort 2013 Collection

With its retro-hipster vibe, this one’s even more SxSW-appropriate. It’s cute. Can’t say we adore the hair, but she’s going for a look here and we can appreciate that. We salute that she’s going for “looks” at all and trying to make a different impression with each outfit. She went from fresh in the first dress to just a little funky in the second. Attagirl.

We only hope the next step is a funky-fresh look. We’re thinking mid-’90s hip hop. Go ahead, Olivia. We dare you. Show up dressed like Salt-N-Pepa next. We’d love you for it.


[Photo Credit: Getty, style.com]

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  • nannypoo

    I really thought the first one was terry cloth, so I’m glad TLo mentioned that as well. The fabric in the second one is sort of witty and adorable.

    • Anathema_Device

       Me three!

      • Kristin McNamara

        I didn’t see terry cloth so much as Papier-mâché. Or maybe plaster of paris. Whatever the hell casts are made out of.
        But I couldn’t really tell any specific texture until I got to that close-up of her in the last photo of the black&white… that’s when I felt like I needed to grab a Sharpie and sign my name on her torso.

        • I feel like it might be brocade?

    • rh33

       I thought crepe paper.

  • Sobaika

    Love the first dress. It’s different without being cray. I hate her hair in the first, I’ll never consider ombre a thing.

    • Pants_are_a_must

      Hasn’t ombre already run its course about two years ago? I don’t get how it’s still happening.

      • VictoriaDiNardo

        I saw an ad on TV this weekend for at-home boxed hair color especially for “the fashionable ombre look”, so now we’ll get to see it even more badly done and at the mall.

    • conniemd

      Looks much better on her than the model, who is way too thin. The curves on Ms. Wilde make the dress look unsticklike.

      • rumcg66

        I was just about to say that she looks WAY too thin! Maybe it’s just the angle of the pictures but she’s getting a bobble head look here.

        • emmessell

          I think it’s the angle of the camera.  Her arms do appear to have flesh on them.

    • RebeccaKW

       I would love to have seen her hair up (in a better up than pic 2) but with a head scarf, like on the runway.

  • gabbilevy

    Despite their differences, both of these seem far more “her” than anything else she’s worn in a while.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    In the first, she looks like she lost her dress and had to make a new one out of a beach towel, and in the second, it’s all Lois Lane. I’m voting no on both.

  • aeb1986

    she looks cute in both looks. i like the second dress a lot but not so much hair and makeup. and as someone currently working in downtown austin- it is serious hipsterville. its nice seeing something fresh and conventionally pretty down here!

  • Pants_are_a_must

    Her new make up gay is doing some fantastic work. Now if he could only get her to use conditioner.

    She looks comfortable and cute in the dresses, and that’s miles better than most indie festival attendees.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Not loving either dress, but like uncles T and Lo, I do appreciate her thinking the look through 100%. 

  • marilyn

    The print on that dress has a retro ‘war rug’ vibe.  Odd.

  • I like the second dress better but her best accessory is that gorgeous emerald on her hand.  Want!

  • zenobar

    Frankly, I need the aeroplane print dress for myself. 

    (This sort of thing needs to be spelled “aeroplane” – “airplane” just wouldn’t have been quite right.)

  • Janet B

    Two good looks.
    I like the look of texture in the first dress and love the print in the second.

  • a_liking

    ah, I just adore her makeup in the first outfit. I would do my face like that every day if I had the patience and skill.

  • jw_ny

    are we sure that the second look isn’t test shots for a ‘The Waltons’ remake?  (j/k)

    Actually, she looks cute in the 2nd series of pics.  I kind of like this hipster “fashion” trend, but like so many others past, we’ll look back some day and shake our heads and laugh…

  • girliecue

    I blame Jason Sudekis for distracting our Miss Wilde from high fashion. But I don’t blame her at all for getting distracted by him! Love seeing her gorgeous self again. She can get me to like things I normally would ignore, like her hair and dress in the second snap.

  • SugarSnap108

    I agree with TLo — I like that she’s going for “looks” and not just strapping on a pretty dress.  She does look cute in both, and I like that she doesn’t feel the need to bare tons of skin or otherwise sex herself up.

  • Yea; she’s cute, but not a fashionista.

  • MilaXX

    First look is cute, but the dress looks made out of those chenille bedspreads my grandmother used to have and I wish she had worn a cute pair of flats like the runway version.
    Second look is really cute, but I hate the hair.
    Makeup is vastly improved in both looks. Overall two well done looks.

  • kimmeister

    I love her pairing of the green shoes with the 2nd look.

  • Imasewsure

    Hate the second look. Hate the hair (but she still looks pretty so there’s that)… wait I do like the print… just not the dress

  • mary McCall

    I like the first dress ( even the fabric) and love the second dress (especially the fabric).

  • Underwhelmed.

  • Indovina

    The first dress is nice enough, though it does look like it’s made from old towels or plaster – or maybe old towels and plaster – but like some sort of craft project either way. Still, I am inordinately fond of black and white stripes, so I can’t complain too much (I also love the headscarf and giant dangling earrings on the model, but that’s not really important here).

    The second dress is also nice enough, I suppose. I am not a fan (and how) of the whole retro-hipster look, but it is nice to see some variation.

    I would also love for her, or anyone really, to show up dressed like Salt-N-Pepa.

  • fursa_saida

    I actually really like the heavily textural quality of the fabric in the first dress. It adds interest to what is a fairly conventional treatment of stripes.

    I also feel like Dolce & Gabbana is a good brand for her in general. I honestly couldn’t tell you why, I have no real evidence or argument for this, but that is how I feel.

  • kathrineb

    The first one is mega-cute!

  • Just the mention of Salt-N-Pepa made me smile. I’d love to see those ladies on the RC. (Olivia’s outfits are OK).

  • Judy_J

    She looks very “Austintatious” in both outfits, and I should know.  I live here.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    She needs a hairbrush and some kind of aquanet – just to keep out the frizzies.  Have we BEEN to Texas?  But she’s a pretty girl and she’s dressed for the occasion.  I must tell you that when I saw the title to this post I thought it read “Olivia Wilde, Double Wide”  which made me think she had decided to live in a trailer in Texas and/or that she had succumbed to the Texas National Pastime, which is eating.  I lived there for years. I know.   

  • librarygrrl64

    That second outfit is to die!!! Wish we had a closeup of the shoes. 🙂

  • libraangel

    Yes, pretty cute, but first dress also PLAIN