Selena Gomez in Emilio Pucci on Letterman

Posted on March 19, 2013

We’re always getting Selena and Vanessa Hudgens mixed up because middle age. So when we saw Selena wearing this dress, we started mentally admonishing her as if she was Vanessa, because this is something of a Vanessa-like mistake:


Selena Gomez makes an appearance on the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ to promote her new movie ‘Spring Breakers’ in an Emilio Pucci black silk and sheer point d’esprit long-sleeve beaded dress from the Fall 2013 collection.

It’s a bit too much dress for her. We realize that’s a comical thing to say about a dress with a cocktail napkin for a skirt, but that weird teardrop/keyhole thing going on in the front is swallowing her up. It looks like a cute dress, but we wouldn’t have picked it out for her. Nice coat, though.


Nope. It looks like a skating costume and the way she’s got her hand clamped to her thigh is a major tell that she’s desperately uncomfortable with how uncovered she is. She doesn’t even know how to move around and interact in that thing. Terrible choice, Vanessa-Selena.


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  • another_laura

    So very with you, T Lo. What a bad choice!

  • gabbilevy

    Things like this really make me wonder if half of Hollywood is legitimately blind.

    • mshesterp

      She has to SIT DOWN. That hem is thisclose to her crotch! Who signs off on this?!? Seriously, stylists…there are no other options for Ms. Gomez? I’m irrationally annoyed by the dress logistics. Oh, and it’s ugly.

      • 3boysful

        Like where is her mom??

        • siriuslover

          Good question, but she is 20 now, so she should be able to make her own styling choices (though this one is a huge mistake, one I don’t see her make normally).

      • calimon

        Nothing like a little bit of double-sided tape to keep them legs together.

  • When will the illusion netting die? Will it take visible zippers with it their fiery graves?

  • aeb1986

    If she was going for the, “I want to look like I’m not wearing any pants as soon as i sit down” then she nailed it. anything that short standing up just disapears in a seated interview

  • DeborahJozayt

    You are not a Chloe Sevigny alter. Stop that!

    • LOL, I was just thinking to myself who could possibly pull this dress off. A Chloe Sevigny alter, that’s who!

  • formerlyAnon

    VERY nice coat, though.

  • I can’t tell those two apart either. And you guys are so right. That skirt is way to short for a TV sit down. I don’t think there is a proper way to move in it to avoid flashing the good china.

  • Indigo54

    For a sit down interview??? This look defies common sense. Might as well have just shown up in her underwear.

  • lobsterlen

    Don’t know if the joke Selena delivered in the clip was scripted but she delivered it well. Props for that.

    • czarina

      The best part of that dress is sharing the joke with David Letterman that they both made Justin Bieber cry — haven’t seen him laugh like that with a guest in a long time.

  • MilaXX

    yeah she looked awful in that get up

  • Qitkat

    How about we start blaming the designers for some of these atrocities?

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      YES YES YES! AND YES AGAIN! We always complain about the folks who choose these things, and so we should, but who the HELL thought this was a good idea when they doodled it on a napkin at a cocktail party at Fashion Week somewhere? Thank you Qitkat! Thank you! I have always wanted to say that but never did. xoxooxxo

  • jw_ny

    taste issues…

    • Vlasta Bubinka

      newspeak for eye vomit

      • jw_ny

        exactly! XD

  • I have no idea what is happening with that outfit. Just no.

  • This is a rare miss for Selena. She usually nails it (or comes close).

  • Rand Ortega

    To quote the Duchess: Slutty, Slutty, Slutty!

  • Imasewsure

    They are the same person so no shame in mixing them up. Unfortunate choice but she is cute as a button (in both her Vanessa and Selena incarnations)

  • Little_Olive

    We all know what we think about the “skirt”.

    The top is something you would pass up at Forever 21 for being nonsensical and too ambitious.

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  • mary McCall

    WOW! So you can be a PROFFESSIONAL stylist and never consider that your client will need to SIT DOWN- with MILLIONS of people watching? That is just WRONG. There are other errors but that is just ..well, no excuse.. she’s a teenager!

    • 3boysful

      When someone comes up with the new reality show “Styling with the Amateurs,” just imagine how well the BKs will represent.

  • alyce1213

    I’m middle-aged but I can tell them apart because Selena has better taste or better gays. She usually looks very good and dresses well, which differentiates her from Vanessa, who’s almost always a mess. Selena can also get away with murder occasionally because she’s such a cute, tiny young thing. But not this — this is a miss for her and her stylist.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      I agree. Selena is usually cute and age appropriate. Plus she never (that I can remember) does duck face or Angela leg that Vanessa ALWAYS does. It seems to be a personal mission of Vanessa’s to see how many cliches she can fit into one picture.

  • jetpackdino

    Do stylists in Hollywood actually watch these talk shows? Are they not aware that their clients will actually be sitting most of the time, with the camera right there? I am so tired of seeing this situation.

  • I’m gonna call her Baby Shania Twain from now on

  • libraangel

    Slutty Keystone Kop, but nobody remembers them. ( And by the way,Vanessa and Selena are the same person, aren’t they?

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  • Anniebet

    Good grief, she looks like a Pedobear fantasy come true. I suppose she can’t help that she looks 13, but she sure could get herself some better advisors….er, gays.

  • bd73

    where are the women to teach the girls comportment?! a simple sit-test could have prevented this?

    • 3boysful

      Not many under 21 appear to know that word, that’s for sure.

  • lehen

    but apparently she fist-bumped letterman over making beiber cry, so a win in my book.

  • It’s absolutely awful, but at least she isn’t blowing kisses like she usually does.

  • Candigirl1968

    Here’s how you tell the difference: Vanessa tends to have fifteen problems with her outfits instead of two or three, suffers from a perpetual case of bed hair, and generally wears as much eyeliner as someone on Drag Race.

    P.S. Silly silly outfit. The stylist should be smacked.

  • getouttadodge

    While this may not be a good outfit for a talk show, it is perfect for a gynocological exam.

  • She looks like the ad for kitty litter where the cat can’t figure out where to pee.

  • I like to offer the name “Vaslena” for the both of them. I get them mixed up all the time too. That’s all I have..

  • kathrineb

    Sorry I am about to have a bitchy moment….I HATE this girls style. ugh!