Mary-Louise Parker in NYC

Posted on June 25, 2013

Honestly, we’re not nearly as judgmental as we come across sometimes.

No, really.


Mary-Louise Parker seen leaving the Greenwich Hotel in New York City.

For instance, if we saw a lady walking down a city street on a hot day dressed like this, we…

Okay, yes. We might actually judge her for looking a little honky-tonk in the middle of the day, that’s true. Fine. Forget that part. Our point is, we try and let the stars have their time on the street without being too judgmental about what they’re wearing, but in this case, we’re afraid our first reaction was, “Honey, you’re promoting your movie right now! What are you doing?!?” Fine. Take some time off from the poledance to relax, but you had to have known that there’d be photographers outside your hotel, right?

Besides, the Nancy Botwin drag is getting a little tired, wouldn’t you say, Mary Louise?



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  • alyce1213

    It was hot, I can understand her wanting to wear as little as she could get away with. The “Weeds” drag is very much HER style, so I’m okay with the top, but a nice pair of shorts or slacks would have elevated this from shlumpy/cheap.

    Factoid: She is almost 49 years old. 49!!! Flaunt it, baby.

    • Annarosa

      I’m not sure that being 49 yo in this case is a good thing.

    • Ann VerWiebe

      If I looked that good – I’d be wearing shorts that were even tinier.

    • lrober03

      Definitely, a nice pair of HEMMED shorts would have made this look so much better

    • stephbellard

      Yeah all fashion faux pas aside, the woman looks PHENOMENAL for her age. Still sexy at almost 50.

  • She looks like a 20$ hooker. Not a good look.

    • RebeccaKW

      When I first saw the photos, I thought maybe it was on-set photos of a movie or tv show where she was playing either a low-rent hooker or a drug addict, something like that. Then I see that no, she is in fact wearing this in her regular real-world life.

      • drdarke

        Yeah, it does look like she’s playing an aging streetwalker in a Lifetime Movie, doesn’t it, RebeccaKW …?

        I’m obsessed with how laughable Lifetime Movies are when it comes to showing something – er, “transgressive” to their target audience. I caught some show or movie at the gym about a family about Black ministers where the daughter comes back into the fold after a previous life as a stripper – which they showed by slow-mo flashbacks of her poledancing in a bathing suit(!), and not very convincingly, either.

    • MilaXX

      A daytime hooker at that.

    • Little_Olive

      Boho-hooker (bohooker?)

      *After* her morning costumers.

    • I can hear Joan Rivers asking, “Streetwalker or Starlet?”

  • Florida hooker realness.

    • Coolekat

      with authentic blue toenails

  • marlie

    I might have worn something like this (with nicer shorts) circa 1998.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I expected the head line to say “Nancy Botwin dressed as Mary Louise Parker”.

  • nannypoo

    Skanky from head to toe. Those shorts look like she cut them off right before she stepped outside.

  • norseofcourse

    Bargain basement Botwin.

  • Elizabeth Flowers

    Does she ever age?

    Also, jorts are never a good look. She needs some cute shorts and A BRA!!!!!

  • VeryClaire

    She could have pulled off the top and the shoes if she didn’t have the awful cut-offs on. Too Nancy Botwin on a Bad Day.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      Precisely. I like the top, I like the shoes, but those jean shorts are TURRIBLE, JUST TURRIBLE. (/charles) Throw on a pair of cute tan shorts and it would be a cute little city look.

    • NC_Meg

      I also got a “Nancy Botwin had a rough day” vibe. I was wondering if it is just my inability to separate actor from character but I’m glad that it’s not. She just needs a plastic cup of iced coffee (or whatever it was Nancy drank 24/7) and she’s set.

  • Heather

    I can dig that she doesn’t have to be ‘on’ 24/7, but cutoffs are… never ok. This is kind of the celebrity equivalent of people who go to the grocery store in their pajamas.

    • charlotte

      I don’t think Tobias Fünke would agree with you.

      • Heather

        I stand corrected! 🙂

      • There are dozens of us! Dozens!

  • ashtangajunkie

    “Honky-tonk” indeed. The top could be cute, but those shorts make me weep.

  • Donna Tabor

    Imagine throwing those shorts into a suitcase before you leave on a business trip. Where you know for sure someone may end up documenting the evidence with photos.

    It hurts my brain.

    • 3boysful

      Really. Those are paint the house or chill on the beach shorts. And she really needs some support sewed into the top.

  • Nan

    The cutoffs are not so great, but otherwise I think she looks relaxed and real. Love the shoes.

    • 1carmelita

      The cutoffs are an abomination, and the blue purse is a color I hate, but I agree that the rest of her outfit is kind of cute.

  • Perditax

    I understand the desire to just fling on some clothes and have done with it, but surely properly hemmed shorts don’t take any more energy to put on!?

  • Annarosa


  • crash1212

    I love the shoes and I love the top. Something else in the middle and this would’ve been a cute look.

  • Tatiana Luján

    She isn’t wearing a single pretty thing.
    Her body is amazing.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    A delicious hit of the crack pipe to start my day.

  • f_yeah_marie

    That’s such a Nancy Botwin outfit…she’s just missing the iced coffee.

    • NC_Meg

      I should read more of the comments before I post. I just said the same thing!

  • CeeRich

    With a nice pair of cuffed shorts, her hair pulled into a chic ponytail or topknot and a nice pop of color on her lips…she would have been so much better. Those cutoffs are tragic.

  • swiss_miss

    I would judge her less if she wore comfortable shoes, then it would be more kind of a can’t be really bothered, just want to be comfortable or going to the beach outfit, but with such high heels, she clearly cared about looks more than comfort.

  • filmcricket

    She is near the top of my irrational hate list, so I recognize that I can’t be objective about her. As per usual, she herself looks stupidly good. As per usual, what she’s wearing looks like a bag of smashed ass.

  • MilaXX

    Those short should never be worn anywhere past your front yard. Those are planting the petunia pants only.

  • She’s too white for those shorts, but she has really nice legs. They looks smooth; she has no knobby knees or prominent veins.

    • MK03

      “Too white for those shorts”? Huh? We paper-white ladies get hot in the summer too.

      • IMO, darker legs can get away with showing more. I know that white ladies get hot, too; I am oh-so very white. I took a second look at her legs, and I can’t quite put my finger on why I made that comment. I’m re-thinking this. I hate the shorts on her. Those strings are annoying. The shorts and her legs would look much better in flats or tennis shoes. And if she combed her hair and pulled it back, she’d look more prepared for summer weather. I’m not advocating too much sun or spray tans. She could do a better job dressing her white body.

  • housefulofboys

    Um, hate the shorts don’t like the shoes, but… I WANT that top! (Don’t hate me). Also, I’m north of 49 and would sign a pact with the devil for her legs.

  • Danielle L

    Yes, honey. We see your iPhone 5.

  • Sara__B

    She’s a time traveler from the 70s. 70s fashions were ugly when they were in style, and I get all squirmy and embarrassed when I see them, because I dressed like that. (I would have removed more threads from the cutoffs so the edges looked frayed instead of newly hacked-off, and the fit would have been a lot tighter.)

  • Pro tip, pookie: jeans with spandex in them don’t fray the way the jeans did when you were in jr. high. They just look ratty. I will grudgingly thank her for not cutting them short enough to let the pockets hang out. And I will refuse to consider than maybe she bought them like that.

  • MK03

    Top by Vera Bradley.

  • conniemd

    Also, don’t cover up your designer bag with a jacket. Show it off dear.

  • isapaiva

    People are making fun of the shorts (which are, indeed, bad), but I think the ugly top without a bra and the daytime hooker heels are much worse. The shoes are especially egregious because they negate the “it’s a comfortable outfit for a hot day” excuse.

    • filmcricket

      This, this, a million times this.

  • Anathema_Device

    More hobo than boho.

  • TamraLS

    She looks like she’s shooting a scene from Dazed & Confused 2: The Woodersons Smoke Manhatten.

    • StephanieLovesTLo

      HAHA! Love it!

  • Whollyholeyholy

    What would be wrong with a boho sundress? I’m saying, just a longer version of that top and so much would be improved.

  • Hermione

    With all due respect TLo, I don’t think this kind of appearance by a celebrity should be fodder for posting, even if we’re professing to be non-judgmental. Judging is just an integral part of posting; there’s no reason to post except to judge. She’s not at or going to an event and she’s not wearing designer paraphernalia she intends to exhibit. I think her drab casual clothing is unremarkable in any way and has nothing to do with fashion or style. I love seeing that she can dress this way but I think this is a category of outfit that maybe shouldn’t be within the scope of this kind of fashion blog.

    • Well we’re going to continue posting “on the street” posts. They’re the ones with the purple labels. You’re free to skip them.

  • poggi

    I just taught for 3 hours in a room with no windows and no airconditioning. I looked better walking in than this. Hell, I looked better walking out than this.

  • formerlyAnon

    She looks amazing for 49. She also looks amazingly too-casual for an actress doing publicity and standing outside her Manhattan hotel (where any phtotographers there might be, would most certainly be).

  • OrigamiRose

    Well… I like the sunglasses. *stays positive*

  • Onika K Morris-Alleyne

    Cutoffs with heels never not looks tacky to me

  • Shawn EH

    The shoes are kind of killer. As in I’m afraid she might kill me if I question her.

  • Gwyndall

    A pair of capris could elevate this look to “acceptable”.

  • Sheneve Butler

    This looks like something her Weeds’ character would wear.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    1) She looks amazing in her body and skin for 49. 2) that haircolor is looking too harsh on her and 3) she’s in a new movie? Where have I been?

  • Yeah, exactly like Nancy Botwin. Weeds are done, girl, come on!

  • if she just trimmed the hanging threads and ditched the wrinkled up jacket (which she obviously doesn’t need), this might look cute. i do love the boho top and the bright blue purse. but then i’m partial to mary louise/nancy botwin. fell in love with her during angels in america, when she played that drugged out mormon housewife. i can see her as nancy playing a bar scene in this outfit, where she ends up splayed across the bar for a quickie.

  • librarygrrl64

    She has been on my Irrational Dislike list for years. This doesn’t exactly take her off of it.

  • CeeQ

    The shorts are a disaster. And the chunky shoes.

  • clairellis

    She stole clothes from Weeds that’s the only explanation.

  • I was thinking that this looked very Nancy Botwin. I miss when Weeds was just about dealing pot in the suburbs and didn’t make every Latino character villainous in some way.

  • stacey

    Wash your hair and put it up. Put a little color on your lips and a cute pair of earrings. Moisturize those knees! Dump all those clothes in a trash bin and start over with a cute cotton dress. Loose the hooker shoes, at 49 they make you look like you’re trying too hard. I hate blue nail polish, it looks like a cadaver, it’s best left to the younglings cause they are still figuring out what looks good. Just,no, no to this outfit, NO to the noteenth!!!!

  • ailujailuj

    What a bitch. Flaunting – no – taunting those 20 yr-old legs at me with your 50yr- old fuckyousalute. I take it all personally. I think I’ll shave tonight.

    • pookiesmom

      She’s FOURTY EIGHT?!??? Ok, the outfit is awful, but seriously WTF is she putting in her wheaties? I thought she was in her 30s for sure.

  • Whenever I’m confronted with a look like this, I instantly hear the voice of my dear sassy friend mumbling under his breath, ‘lord’ – in the way only folks raised in New Orleans by their grand mother can.

    It’s not a compliment, Mary Louise.

  • LambeeBaby

    I didn’t know she was from New Jersey.

  • e jerry powell

    Given that she was Nancy Botwin for eight years, I’m more concerned that the life/art crossover could actually get worse.

  • Contralto

    She looks as though she belongs at the corner of 9th Avenue and 41st Street.

  • ailujailuj

    oh – and girl. for the love of platforms, shoulders back and chin up.

  • Damien W

    It’s not Nancy Botwin drag — she was dressing like this all along. Nancy Botwin’s wardrobe was M-LP drag.

    More power to ya, Mary-Louise.

  • Guest

    btw… did ya’ll know that roger and his ex mona are married IRL? when I lived in nyc I had lunch next to his table one day and got a good look at him. i stared him down with my laser eyes and he caught me but I didn’t care – and kept staring and grinned. he totally loved it. he is really handsome.

  • ailujailuj

    sorry ’bout the post below – Disqus is doing strange things – I put it here by mistake, deleted it… but it’s still here but under “guest” now. it’s all a conspiracy.

  • MandyM

    Full length jeans would have saved this look.