Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Reem Acra

Posted on June 12, 2013

Can it be, darlings? Can it be that after decades of hitting the red carpet looking consistently spectacular…can it be that Julia L-D has hit the wall?


‘Veep’ star Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California in a Reem Acra beaded dress paired with Irene Neuwirth jewelry and Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ sandals.

Reem Acra Fall 2013 Collection

Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ Sandal

Or is this, to mix our metaphors, a bump in the road. Regardless of whether it’s a wall or a road, it’s simply not working. Julia L-D, we CANNOT BELIEVE you made a rookie mistake like wearing a white bra under a black dress when you know you’re going to be getting your picture taken.

And your hair is making us weep. Seriously. You always have such gorgeous hair, Julia L-D. What are you doing to us here?


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos, style.com, saksfifthavenue.com]

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  • AlisonS

    I’m sure we ALL remember the Project Runway episode with the drag queens. Does she, or does she not look like Jerell’s queen? Especially in that last picture??

  • crash1212

    Eh. A bump. A black bra and a belt and I wouldn’t be mad at this look.

    • TAGinMO

      Yup. The bra is truly unfortunate, but otherwise this wouldn’t be THAT bad of a look. Lots of gals in Hollywood would probably be thrilled if an ensemble like this could be their “personal worst.”

      Also: love the facial expression in her third picture. Maybe someone has just told her about the effects the flashes were having on her chest region.

      • Rhonda Shore

        Agree, the dress is cute (though too long), the white bra unfortunate, the hair horrific, and the make-up meh…hope the natural/nude lip trend dies soon.

        • demidaemon

          I think, though, that the length and the shoes are adding to an overall feeling of frumpiness, though.

    • aeb1986

      and maybe some liptstick. she needs some more color on her face, shes too washed out

    • marielainey

      oh, no no no. A nude bra, my friend. Not black. Rookie mistake ; )

      • MoHub

        Agreed. Black would obscure the pattern on the bodice; nude would show it off in a very sexy way.

      • crash1212

        I was thinking it was nude…now I look, it is white. I revise my opinion and now think the entire bodice should be property lined with something so we simply don’t see the freakin’ bra!

  • Oh the undergarment nightmare! Add to that, the stumpifying length of the dress and it’s nearly tragic.

    • demidaemon

      Definitely, especially on the latter point.

  • teensmom99

    Even with this goof (which is mostly the dress which is too long for her short body), she just doesn’t age. I love Veep more every episode.

    • rhaazz

      I KNOW!!! I want her surgeon’s number. I would take out a second mortgage to look like I’d aged as well.

  • l_c_ann

    Julia hit the wall and the wall hit back.

  • MilaXX

    I could give the hair a pass since it’s summer, but the white bra is bad. I also think the makeup looks a bit unblended, but that may just be harsh lights.

  • greathill

    She could wear a plastic bag and I’d be okay with it. I never watched Seinfeld or that Christine show but I’ve discovered with VEEP that she is the funniest comedian on TV today. Her timing is impeccable and the writing is, well I’m speechless.

    • Introspective

      OMG VEEP kills me everytime! I sometimes watch an ep twice because I *know* I missed something hilarious the first time around. she’s incredible on this show and deserves every bit of kudos/awards she gets for it, because there really hasnt been a smarter comedy on tv in years…

      as for her look here, down hair might have helped because her hair is gorgeous. but I agree with the others that its a bump at best. Our lovely JLD has far to go before the wall approaches…

    • I never watched Seinfeld when it was on air because the TV channels here in Australia played the episodes out of order.

      Some years later the cable channel played marathons with every episode in order. It is worth watching that way. There is so much stuff which relates to the previous episodes.

      Elaine is my favourite character by far, and she was just as funny in Seinfeld. I love Veep. I never caught the Christine show – will make a note to keep an eye out for it. 🙂

      • TAGinMO

        Enh, don’t bother. It’s OK as mindless TV when absolutely nothing else is on, and JLD does the best she can with the role, but it’s usually only mildly funny, at best.

  • Cloveradams

    That really is the perfect “Hostess at a Fusion Restaurant” look. But she really is aging classily.

  • StellaZafella

    Disregarding the underwear faux pas, she does look a bit…severe.
    Like the bitchy manager/hostess at a nice-but-pricey Asian restaurant.

    • MikeW_Vegas

      Maybe channeling a bit of Beatrice Lillie as Mrs. Meers.

      • StellaZafella

        “How sad to all alone in the wuld!”

      • MoHub

        Time to tap-dance in the elevator.

  • Annarosa

    I’m fed up with those Jimmy Choo. Everybody wears them, black, gold or whatever.
    Give a pair of that to me too or stop it.

  • filmcricket

    Gonna call this a bump in the road until further evidence emerges. The undergarment mistake is baffling, but I’m half wondering if this was a last-minute event for her or something, since everything looks very unfinished. The shoes could easily be her own (they fit!) and everything else was just thrown on hurriedly. That’s not an excuse for this, but just a suggestion of why so sure-footed a lady might stumble.

  • Little_Olive

    – cap sleeves that finish at the thickest part of the arm are the work of the devil

    – she looks so much like Jenny, Jeff’s assistant on Interior Therapy (yes, I’ve been watching too much TV), I’m freaking out.

    – whoever did her eye makeup must be fired this second.

    • Beardslee

      Yes, those cap sleeves are the worst kind of cap sleeve. Not that there is a good kind.

  • RebeccaKW

    I wish she’d worn that fur vest thing. It would A. cover up the bra issue B. help distract from the hair and C. make it a bit more fabulous. Also, that pearly pink lip color is all wrong.

    • Little_Olive

      Pearlescent lipstick should be burned. Forevah. If you wear it with dark lipliner, I might have to throw you to the bonfire as well.

  • MarissaLG

    The hair is bad and the bra is inexcusable but she looks really pretty. I agree that the fur vest would have been a good addition, but is it appropriate to wear in LA in June?

    • judybrowni


  • SewingSiren

    Except for the bra grin through I think she looks fantastic.

  • She made the bra mistake before though: http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2012/04/ladies-at-the-veep-premiere.html Maybe she just likes to give a hint of bra? Not my cup of tea in any case. If the bra had been black this would have looked reasonably nice, if a little dull.

  • Janet B

    The shape of the cap sleeve and armsythe looks awkward.

    • decormaven

      Is the fur a jacket or an attachment at the sleeve in the RW look? Without it, the arms look too cut in, and not flattering. Rookie mistake with the bra color; a professional stylist should have caught this.

  • SportifLateBoomer

    I feel for her. I too am petite and nothing ever hits me in the right spot, like the length of this dress on her. The bra is unfortunate. Overall I’ve loved her look over the years. I basically felt like I *was* Elaine for a long time, down to the big brown hair and coloring. Fortunately now I do not feel I’m Selena, her VEEP character, although she’s dressed awfully well on the show.

  • bertkeeter

    You said it all!

  • megohd

    She’s still one of the most consistently gorgeous women in Hollywood, and she looks like she’d be a blast to hang with.

  • throwaneyeonthis

    Cap sleeves are not are friends. As Donna Karan taught us, the top of the shoulder with a little fabric draping off is a great look. Julia looks great but a dress that doesn’t emphasize the underside of her armpit would be more flattering. Black bra too.

  • MoHub

    I have less of an issue with the bra than the fact that the sleeves are giving her oxter flaps.

  • julnyes

    black bra and hair down would put this look in the “fine” category.

    so I vote bump in the road, though the bra is a very big rookie mistake.

  • PastryGoddess

    Was it laundry day around the Dreyfus household?

  • DailyDose

    The dress is from Chinatown, perfect for Mother of the Bride at a Chinese Wedding Ceremony, but the Mother would be more covered up by wearing a black slip instead of a white bra

  • quiltrx

    Nude bra, up a size, fix your hair, and this could have been fabulous.

  • XPT

    She will never age, won’t she?

  • E. D.

    Yes the bra is … unfortunate, but I’m just happy that the shoes and accessories go well with the dress. After some of the things posted recently, my bar has been set pretty low.

  • MzzPants

    Yeah, there’s no ‘splainin’ the light bra. I think that hairstyle is almost expected with a mandarin collar, probably to the point of cliche. The dress itself is killer on her. BUT, a less demure hem length and a shoe that doesn’t cut her off at the ankles would’ve taken this look to the next level.

  • marlie

    The bra ruins this. Obviously.

  • Tuneful54

    Stumpy. Hippy. Wrong-color bra, I can almost read the washing instructions through the dress. Exercise-class hair. Unflattering makeup.

    Other than that, aging gracefully.

  • j_anson

    My biggest issue with this honestly is that she just doesn’t have the neck for that collar. But the bra WAS a rookie mistake.

  • ailujailuj

    I think the bra is probably flesh colored – but it’s too shiny and reflective. Like a hood ornament. it hap’ns a lot but her stylist should be shot for all the other infarction infractions.

    • PinkLemon

      my guess is a black bra would be just as obvious with those lights flashing

  • e jerry powell

    WIth the mandarin collar, she looks like a mid-grade Chinese restaurant hostess.

  • nannypoo

    Worse than the white boobs is the fact that her pointy chin seems to mimic exactly the notch in the collar. She’s pretty and she usually looks a lot better than this, so I am just going to forget I ever saw it.

    • Anniebet

      Just what I was about to post. The chin/collar thing was the first thing that hit me.

  • TheAmericaness

    Is she testing us? or TLo? I feel like she felt ignored and is trying to make sure everyone is on their tip toes….. Well played Julia.. well played…

  • I want to believe this was intentional to use on Veep. I have to.

  • She needs a black bra and some sleep–a little lip color too–and she’ll be fine.

  • bellafigura1

    I can’t speak to the bra (which should not be black, but nude, by the way) but I will say that sometimes you just have that “Stop touching my face, get away from my hair, I’ll do it myself” moment. I feel that’s where we’re at here.

  • Anna Maria Diamanti

    If this is hitting a wall, you can just pick me up and throw me right at it.

  • LaSylphide

    Why would anyone wear a white bra under a black dress even if they were NOT getting their picture taken?

  • Mimi

    Yikes, White BRA, oh how the camera loves them!!
    a wavey hair look to the side and this couldve been spectacular

  • bd73

    the bra is definitely a rookie error.

  • librarygrrl64

    I am anti-fur, but this would have looked better with the stole from the runway styling (and with a black bra and better hair and makeup). Still loving that Jimmy Choo sandal. Looks great on so many women.

  • MandyM

    Eh, her bad day is still better than most celebs good day. She does need to put down the white eye shadow and frost lipstick and lord knows, she needed to wear a better bra but she still looks great.

  • Sawa

    I’m with you ladies – I don’t care what she wears, she’s a fricking comic genius.