Zoe Saldana in Rodarte

Posted on May 15, 2013

Zoe Saldana attends the premiere of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ in Hollywood, California in a Rodarte dress paired with Oscar Tiye shoes and Aurélie Bidermann jewelry.

Rodarte Fall 2013 Collection/Model: Kate King

Oscar Tiye Cut Out Sandal



[Photo Credit: Izumi Hasegawa/PR Photos, style.com, oscartiye.com]

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  • MilaXX

    UGH! I liked this until I saw the torso was sheer. Why Zoe, why?

    • MoHub

      Ek-zackly! I’d adore this if it were lined, but the translucency just makes it look tacky. Otherwise, it’s very Erté, and that’s a good thing.

    • Also, less ruffles and a better color, and shoes. Basically, she needs a new dress.

    • This was my exact thought, too!!

    • jmorino08

      My thoughts exactly! Who is telling these lady stars that they look anything other than tacky in these sheer nightmares?!

    • This is sweet and cute in the same way that K-mart is trendy…

  • Andrew Schroeder

    Flayed fish.

  • What a schmatte!

  • AlisonS

    Wow…. that’s just…. No. Go home and try again.

  • Diego!

    I can’t believe I’m typing this, but it’s an OUT to me 🙁

  • Brittney Puyau

    Hair and makeup look great. The dress…not so much.

  • maygoon

    Three words: tacky, tacky, tacky.

  • Sobaika

    Too nekkid.

  • Blaaaaah-zers.

    • sekushinonyanko

      It’s impressive managing to have a dress that is both blah and bizarre.

  • Oh honey, no.

  • Rand Ortega

    NO. NO. NO! You make fashion & Trek nerds cry, Zoe.

  • And the downward spiral continues. This has not been a very successful pole dance, in my humble opinion.

    • sojourneryouth

      Right? I’m thinking Nina Simone’s family is bribing her stylist as part of their revenge plot. Can’t really say I blame them.

      • Rand Ortega


      • In a recent interview, she says (paraphrasing) that if Liz Taylor can play Cleopatra, she can play Nina. I don’t know how to process that. On one hand, she has a point. On the other, the industry is a bit more diverse now and there is a much larger talent pool to cast from. Why any actress would go after a bio role is beyond me, it leaves them wide open to the harshest of criticisms.

  • Now thats just crazy, Zoe.

  • Little_Olive

    That is a very ugly combination of already heinous fabrics in one of the worst colors of the spectrum. No.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Needs granny panties.

  • I really don’t know if I’m on point, but I feel the ruffles are a bit too passé for me. They have to be done just so….. I see them and think about gals going to prom in 2007ish.

  • Hate this color on her. And I have only one word for the dress design. Vulgar.

  • Patricia Gillett

    Ugh, I’m not sure that’s anyone’s dress.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      Yea, after seeing this, I definitely thought it warranted a Girl, This is No One’s Dress!

  • gabbilevy

    Zoe you’re hot, but this is fugly. Even on you, dear.

  • carnush

    Not for a movie premiere. Maybe for a night out in the Caribbean. Or something.

    • Sleeping?

    • MRussell

      Nope, even we don’t want that dress.

      • Adriana_Paula

        We most certainly don’t.

  • nannypoo

    Holy shit.

  • Qitkat

    I’m so sorry to see that Zoe had to walk through a crime scene to get here.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Sewn-together dirty dishrags (with some that are especially threadbare)

  • SewingSiren

    Because she is beautiful the dress would be okay IF it were lined completely. Just the bottom half lined is so – nonsense. cheap. mistake. I think even she is put off by it, at least a little.

  • CaTobes

    Love the shoes and that’s about it. She looks pretty exhausted to me. Come on makeup minions…do your thing!

    • No one that young should have such serious eye bags. Get some sleep, darling.

  • stellamaris73

    OMG. I did a double-take at the model photo– could have sworn the poor girl was flashing her vadge.

    “Color of old bras” and a shapeless mess.

    • Beardslee

      And look how the skirt was getting caught up between her legs as she walked down the runway. How is that a good look? How did that design flaw survive?

    • Adriana_Paula

      I found myself staring at the model’s region like I did in that scene from Let the Right One In. So that’s not good.

      • jetpackdino

        Oh Lord. True.

  • It’s not often I long for a sheer overlay but dear god I wish this sheer was overlaying something other than skin.

  • Anniebet

    PR 5th place, losing dress. Nice hair, and she followed the “lips or eyes” rule. Can’t say much else. Oh, yeah… hate the shoes.

  • luluransom

    Errr, how did this look attain even Whiteboard status?

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Oh, girl, no. A rare misstep for Our Miss Zoe. Just wrong from head to toe.

  • eandh99

    I’m trying to look on the bright side, since I love Zoe – at least the dress isn’t entirely sheer, as it was on the runway, at least she’s not wearing even uglier shoes with ANKLE SOCKS, and her hair and makeup look lovely. But yeah, when Chris Pine is prettier than you on the red carpet, you need to think about your choices.

  • I see Zoe took away the only interesting points of this dress (leggings and the glimpse of coochie) and kept the crazy-for-the-sake-of-crazy ones, like craft store fabrics, raggedy lines, and belly-button peekaboo. What a disservice to those exquisite shoes.

  • minnye

    Style-wise, Zoe has not been hitting her usual high marks lately. Besides that, she’s looking harsh. Like Jada Pinkett harsh.

  • lrhg

    Zoe I love you but you are NAKED.

  • tereliz

    Okay, now she’s just fucking with us, right?

  • Rrroza

    Despite this having all kind of features I generally dislike (lack of color, sheer torso, flounces,…) I think it looks great on her, and the only thing I dislike here is her lipstick color. I know I’m in the infintesimal minority. It’s really a terrible dress. But she’s working it. She’s almost otherworldly and she dazzles me.

  • Zoe…I hate to break this to you, but it appears your skin is falling off. You might want to have that looked at…

  • That dress looks like stretch marks.

  • Love her, hate this.

  • Miss Havisham’s negligee.

  • PastryGoddess


    Even a PhD level fashion wearer cannot make this look good. Zoe honey, please pack this up and send it to the nearest incinerator ASAP.

  • fursa_saida

    So not the point, but a while ago when she was featured here we got to talking about her tattoos. This is almost definitely Arabic, but either I’m reading something very wrong (script’s real blurry) or there’s a major mistake in it. Oh, Zoe, I thought you were wiser than to get a tattoo in a language you don’t speak without at least consulting something more than Google Translate. (Actually, Google Translate probably wouldn’t make this mistake. Who the hell did she talk to?)

  • jetpackdino

    It’s sick, it’s wrong, but I can’t hate it. She is posing the hell out of it and I admire her nude ferocity.

  • SugarSnap108

    Finally. Evidence that she is human, and not actual magic.

  • mrspotts66

    it looks like a nightie.

  • So she’s fierce enough to almost make this work, but it’s a boob ruffle over a sheer (zebra-striped?!) midriff in a long dress in the color of an old bra. I can’t sign off on this, but she’s working the hell out of what she was handed. Snaps for putting that Ph.D in fabulous to hard work. She looks like she should be a prairie hooker from the Heart of Gold episode of Firefly, so I’m going to say it’s right for the venue and it’s a solid effort. But not a pretty dress to begin with – she could have done so much better with something actually pretty.

    • I already hated it, but when you listed all of this dress’ attributes, it sounds even worse. The dress is still hiddy, though.

      • Application of TLo rule of listing the elements of a garment to realize just how ridiculous it is: CHECK! 😉

  • Katie Riley

    I love Zoe Saldana, but this looks like what Ariel from the little mermaid would wear if she were a prostitute.

  • LaSylphide

    Too many ruffles, too much belly button, too baggy around the middle. The shoes are fierce, and at least she didn’t wear the leggings, but otherwise…eeeeuuuuwwwww.

  • Jessi03

    Je suis confuse.

  • frannyprof

    Okay, if Ms. Zaldana’s wearing an unflattering dress, it must officially be a thing. Ugh.

  • In_Stitches

    My initial reaction was: Terrible, Awful, Tasteless. Upon a second and third viewing, I’m coming around…ergo, she must be a sorceress because there is nothing redeeming about this dress.

  • Judy_S

    OK, I will put a word in which is that I actually like the sheer torso on her. I have difficulty imagining many other women looking even OK in this, but she has the right kind of aplomb.

  • Fredericks of Hollywood.

  • If I saw this on the rack, I’d hate it. But she’s pulling it off like gangbusters. Love it on her. However, I also don’t think I’d love it on anyone else…

  • Tatiana Luján

    I love the head and the feet. What a horrible dress.

  • snarkykitten

    da fuq am I looking at?

  • What a cute nightgown.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Rodarte takes cheap curtains from Walmart and tries to make a dress.

    Those leggings on the model are frightening!

  • Colleen

    Go home, you’re drunk.

  • Heeeeell no!

  • quiltrx

    It’s pretty nightgown-y, isn’t it? And the sheerness veers it into tacky-town for me. I don’t think the shoes relate to the dress at all.

  • That dress is hideous. Easily the fugliest thing she’s ever put on her body. It looks better on her than it does on the model, but it still needs to be burned.

    But her hair and makeup look great. She should keep the shoes, and build a fierce look around them.

  • I think we need to quote Mr. Takei on this one: ooohhh myyyy!

  • I’ll take care of your shoes while you go home and change, young lady!

  • susan6

    This is a near-impossible dress to work, but she’s close to pulling it off. I think I actually like the sheer midriff….it’s just subtle enough to not be vulgar. However, what I don’t like is the constant fear that I’m going to see her left underboob. (Seriously Zoe, don’t even think about slouching at any time.) That top ruffle needs to be longer.

  • lucyloo222

    2 words come to mind: skanky nightie.

  • Ediths_Head

    I didn’t know Frederick’s of Hollywood made gowns! Love the shoes, though.

  • Looks like a night gown

  • appliquer

    Um, no. Love the bangle, however.

  • conniemd

    I kinda like the sheer over the stomach. Change the color and get rid of the ruffles, which give a negligee look and there is potential. But as it is. Ugh.

  • E. D.

    LOVE everything but the dress.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    This is so ugly I feel personally offended I was forced to view it.

  • unbornfawn

    This looks more appropriate for the bedroom, all that sheer fabric. And that color on her? NO.

  • bd73

    ugh. see-thru belly? terrible idea. and she’s not exempt from the dresses-that-match-your-skin edict. nice shoes.

  • PeaceBang

    Remind me again why she is considered a fashion icon?

  • MemHey

    This is what ladies wore under their dresses before spanx – it’s called a full slip. A dress goes over top – this is not a dress itself. I feel compassion for her, like no one told her she came out of the ladies’ room with her underwear showing…

  • BrooklynBomber

    Oh, my God, that dress is one of the worst pieces of crap I’ve ever seen.

  • ankali

    Guys, what is up with her? I have actively disliked probably her last 4 looks, and I don’t want to live in a world where I have to worry about whether Zoe Saldana will get it right.

  • demidaemon

    This is a bathing suit cover-up to me. Why you got to be so tacky, Miss Saldana?

  • CommentsByKatie

    I want to like this because I like weird fashion, I like Zoe, and I LOVE chiffon, but this is just sad-looking. The juxtoposition of the delicate chiffon drapes and the sheer zebra panels is just so jarring and strange. Ugh.

    • CommentsByKatie

      AND OMG the giant white zipper up the side, I just noticed that. My eyes. This is close to a Worst Ever for me.

  • TheAmericaness

    I swear the people seated behind the model look pissed she walked by in that thing.

  • embers618

    It looks like she accidentally threw her nightgown in the was with the bedskirts, and this is what came out. Cute shoes, though.

  • Louise Bryan

    That’s a tease for nudity. Really, Zoe?

  • Gwyndall

    The cut out on the shoe looks like a silhouette of Jack in the Box.

  • librarygrrl64

    Ick, no. Awful dress.