Solange Knowles in Roberto Cavalli

Posted on May 22, 2013

Girl, no.


Solange Knowles attends the Belveder Party in Cannes, France in a Roberto Cavalli printed silk blazer and trousers paired with a Vionnet clutch.

Roberto Cavalli Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Irina Kravchenko

Vionnet Fall 2013 Clutch

Even you can’t make this work.

We’re a little disappointed because we think a smart fashionista would know to pair that super cool jacket with something else. Pairing it with the matching pants (which are kinda hiddy) and the matchy purse smacks more of “fashion victim” than fashionista. Tsk. You know better. We’ll chalk it up to jet lag. Or contractual obligations.



[Photo Credit: Getty,]

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    • Coralie Legister

      crotch wrinkles.

    • Introspective

      cackled when I saw TLo’s opening greeting of “girl, no.” then I scrolled down, shuddered at those senseless pants and realized there was nothing else to say but that.

    • Griffinqueen

      Is there heart shaped orchid placed oh-so-delicately on her ladybits? Please, Bitty Kittys, catch me, for I swoon.

    • MilaXX

      Those pants need to stay on the runway. Solange should have paired them with a pair of black skinny pants

      • boldprint

        My thoughts exactly! The top half is fabulous.

    • Clueless_Jock

      Not anyone’s pants.

    • Janet B

      She can keep the jacket, the pants are odd and the shirt is oddly boring.

      • demidaemon

        And weirdly unflattering the way it is tucked into her waistband.

      • ConnieBV

        Black cigarette pants would have killed this.

    • lexilexi

      I would love it if she would try a little bang thing… her forward is ample… just for fun.

    • Le_Sigh

      For some reason I saw Nathan Lane’s character in the Birdcage rocking the pants.

      Oh Solange – all you needed was a chic skinny black pant.

      • RebeccaKW

        Those ARE his pants!

        As much as I liked that role, if your wardrobe choices are calling to mind Nathan Lane’s lady man-pants, then you have taken a wrong turn.

        • Vlasta Bubinka

          Starina will wear the pants, and Starina will not disappoint. Now, let’s sprinkle fairy dust and have some schneken.

          • Denise Alden

            Agador, my pirin tablets, please!

            • Vlasta Bubinka

              He can’t chew gum while I’m singing!!

            • sugarkane105

              Gum helps me think.

              Sweetie, you’re wasting your gum.

            • Le_Sigh

              I cannot wear shoes, they make me fall down.

          • sugarkane105

            When the schneken beckons!

            • Vlasta Bubinka

              I just need to remember I can always get more toast.

    • Cathy S

      I love the jacket. Those pants are horrific. A serious case of scroll down fug.

    • zenobar

      Yeah but the clutch. Such a pretty pretty clutch.

      • filmcricket

        Right? I covet it.

      • Vanja

        The clutch is gorgeous and I love the colour and shape of it.

    • marlie

      Different pants, and she’d be on fire here.

    • decormaven

      Mommy, hold me. Those pants, a travesty.

    • SewingSiren

      Excellent lady pants.

    • commish24

      Keep the top, the makeup and the clutch and pair it with black skinny pants and fab shoes and this would be excellent. But the pajama pants–no, no, no!

    • sagecreek

      I didn’t think there was anything she couldn’t pull off.

      I wuz wrong.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      Love the idea, but not the reality.

    • PastryGoddess

      Grrr I was so looking forward to scrolldown FAB and got those pants instead.

    • aeb1986

      VIP Room. Cannes. How much more elite sounding does it get?

    • Anniebet

      Good grief. That gave me a fright. And I’m wishing she’d change up her hair and makeup once in a while.

    • Ann VerWiebe

      Literally up the ying yang!

    • Tatiana Luján

      I love the look on the runway. On Solange, the pants aren’t working with the jacket.
      But I thing she could choose either pants or jacket and pair it with something else and would rock.
      Love the clutch.

    • crash1212

      Scroll down fug for sure. Love that clutch with it…actually love everything going on except those butt-ugly pants.

    • alyce1213

      Absolutely agree. I picture a pair of fine, slim black pants and it would great.
      Also, I’d have liked her natural hair (which I adore) pulled back because the jacket is so wowee.

    • Kikishua

      LOVE the fabric. Don’t like it’s behaviour.

    • quiltrx

      Seeing the thumbnail and the “girl, no”–I thought “why??? this appears to be a gorgeous jacket!” Then I opened the post. OH. I SEE.
      I still want the jacket to be my friend and go on outings with me, but the rest is just sad/bad. And judging from her cooter origami, she did NOT ride in The Fashion Popemobile to the event.

    • Buffy

      yeah, the pieces would have been so much better paired with other things. Hate that purse

    • IAmJ

      Agreed. Since we’re scrapping this whole look, I’ll have the clutch, please.

    • TheAmericaness

      I thought the nail polish was pretty. All I got.

    • Elleachaudaucul

      Clearly a reference to the 1930s silk lounging pyjamas. I say IN, and Pulling. It. Off.

      • annabelle archer

        I agree. I’m surprised with the passes she usually gets, that more BKs don’t love what she’s going for.

    • DarkWillow

      I kind of like it from the waist up – but it maybe needed to be black cigarette pants on the bottom. Or even mint green cigarette pants, or skinny jeans or something other than THOSE pants.

    • Bert Keeter

      Just god awful!

    • Anathema_Device

      I tried on a knock-off of this jacket (w/o that enhanced shoulder) at Zara yesterday. Kicking myself for not buying it.

      I sort of agree that this is a whole lotta look, but I think the pants and jacket could work together, with a more subtle (lower-cut, relaxed) blouse, and the jacket buttoned.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Shorty shorts would’ve worked better.

    • amaranth16

      I need this neon orange lipstick trend to be over.

    • frederieke

      Ohhh I love the jacket, she just needs some plain black pants.

    • erinbinek

      If those pants had been skinny, it would’ve been perfect.

    • conniemd

      Love the 3rd pic showing the jacket and blouse and not the pants. Really beautiful. The bottom no. The runway model looks good as the pants are flowing and clinging to her legs. On Solange’s pictures they look like lounging pants with bell bottoms.

    • LaSylphide

      She looks long-waisted and short-legged. Like a corgi. Which she isn’t. Either one.

    • Kiteway

      “Oh it’s Solange love her…” *click*

      “‘Girl no?’ Honestly it’s Solange I’m sure it can’t be —”



      WHY GIRL WHY :'(

      *goes to Tilda Swinton post to rinse out brain*

      • demidaemon


    • Nicole Little

      waist up werq

    • Beverly Kozma

      Solange looks fine, but that model’s scaring the piss out of me!

    • Contralto

      I don’t understand. Why, Solange? Why?

    • kimiakay

      Those are some of the strangest pants I’ve seen. The way the waist? comes up with that black strip around it looks unfinished and distracting. My eye immediately goes there. The model has another black strip, a belt through the loops that makes it better. The jacket doesn’t hang right I don’t think, are shoulder pads coming back? She’s worn them before, but boy these are obvious. I like the colors here, love the clutch. But those pants are doing her no favors.

    • kategs

      Oh girl YES! She looks wonderful.

    • shegotgame

      She hired JLo’s stylists. Really!

    • Claudia

      What is with her wearing that shade of lipstick?! It is NOT flattering. Or maybe its just me…

      • mmc2315

        It’s not just you.

    • unbornfawn

      I can’t figure out why, but I’m irrationally liking her so much more than that other Knowles girl.

    • demidaemon

      ICK. It’s like a giant, floral booger.

    • Victoria Pavlova

      I love the jacket! This is a Scroll-down fug if I ever saw one.

    • julnyes

      I actually like the pants (without the wrinkles of course) I think the problem is that all the pieces of this outfit deserve to be the center of attention. She should have worn one of these attention seeking pieces, not all of them.

    • tereliz

      Good Lord, that jacket is so freaking beautiful but WHYGODDIDN’TSHEPAIRITWITHBLACKPANTSINSTEAD???!!!1!


    • librarygrrl64

      YES! My first thought was, “keep the jacket and the FABULOUS clutch, lose the pants.” Ugh with the matchy-matchy pattern.

    • TooTrue2b

      I like the pants (sans wrinkles). I think I’m alone in this. I’d have put her in a black tank with the jacket.