Naya Rivera in Emilio Pucci at the 2013 BET Awards

Posted on July 01, 2013

We feel like Miss Naya’s face and hair wrote a check her dress couldn’t cash, unfortunately.


Naya Rivera attends 2013 BET Awards held at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles in an Emilio Pucci sequin dress paired with Jimmy Choo pumps, a Kotur clutch, and JN Jewels earrings.

Because she’s serving Jr. J Lo from the neck up (that’s a compliment, by the way), and the dress starts off looking fine, but then it all goes kind of shapeless if not downright odd once you get to the hem. You think she’s wearing a disco dress at first glance, but she’s really just wearing a glittery sweatshirt with a weird hem.

And doesn’t the neckline look, well, kinda badly done? In fact, isn’t this kind of a “bad entry from a judges’ favorite” Project Runway kinda dress? We expect Heidi to be standing just off the red carpet saying, “Emilio, you really disappointed us this week.”

And speaking of disappointing, bow about those office pumps? Come on, girl. There were more interesting shoes to pick than this. Start asking your hair and makeup gays what they think of the things your fashion gays picked out for you. The former seem to know what they’re doing and the latter are dicey at their best, hon.

We’re only saying this out of love. And because we love the idea of a baby diva setting her gays against each other and then sitting back to see who wins. It’s so Dynasty.




[Photo Credit: Mike Windle/Getty Images for BET]

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  • Fifi LaRoux

    You guys need to start a company where you match gays with celebs who need them.

    • Nicholas


      • WERQ QREW.

        • Ooooh, can I be part of the Qrew? Pretty Please?

          • MartyBellerMask

            WERQ QREW: Kilt Divsion.

          • I promise never to try and force clients into kilts. lol

          • MartyBellerMask

            I’m sure you have many, many talents and here I am, pigeonholing you. 🙂

          • Thanks for the confidence in me; and I don’t mind the label in the least!

          • Monabel

            Except when absolutely necessary.

          • Natch. (grinning)

        • Darren Nesbitt

          THIS, please.

        • MilaXX

          Please make this happen.

        • Danielle L

          SIGN ME UP.

    • Introspective

      and it needs to also be a reality show a la joe zee and the magic he makes for designers. (cause i know that i and all of the other bks would drop everything to tune in)

    • Men at WERQ ?

      • Coolekat

        Love it

  • Nancer

    I am not understanding any of this. Is it a dress? It looks more like a shirt, the length – or lack of it – is really odd. Also, what is going on with her left leg in the top photo? Is that airbrushing gone bad, or just the way her leg is twisted in the photo?

  • Terry

    It looks like she walked out of the house without her skirt/pants.

    • Rhonda Shore

      Yep, it’s half an outfit.

      • anyalama

        Half of Dorothy Zbornak’s formal attire.

  • MoHub

    Girl! What happened to your pants?

  • joanna dash

    At least it has arrows to show where her vagina is.

  • RebeccaKW

    She has some fierce legs. But there are better ways to show them off, honey.

  • Its a great top, too bad she lost the other half of her outfit.
    And yeah, that trim binding edge on the neckline looks wonky. To my eye it looks like they cut that piece on the straight grain, instead of on the bias.

  • Funkykatt

    Her left thigh looks a bit overphotoshopped.

  • VioletFem

    That’s a mess of a dress that even Naya can’t save. Her hair and makeup look stunning stunning, though.

  • Introspective

    hair and makeup are gorge. but the dress underwhelms. cause its a multicolored sequined sweatshirt.

  • Jessica Freeman

    It definitely needs to be longer, and more fitted with a strappy sandal or something.

  • SewingSiren

    Joanne Worley realness, But she forgot the slacks.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    amazing hair and makeup…..and love that color on her (the purple) would have to see an outfit in shades of the top half of the shirt/blouse/whatever it was/is. from the nips up- IN.

  • LambeeBaby

    Bad bad bad…cheap tacky “Merry-go-round” bad and so unflattering. Makes her look shapeless and it’s dangerously close to showing the lady bits.

  • Clueless_Jock

    I love it.

  • f_yeah_marie

    Her hair and makeup look so good, though is it the lighting or is she looking somewhat orange?

  • Lesley

    from the thumbnail i was in awe and once i saw the full post i am so disappointed. this looks like something off the rack off forever21 styled with a payless pump. and she was doing so well !

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Hair and make up is beautiful and I don’t even mind the office pumps. But why do fit women continue to think it’s okay to leave the house without pants on? I get wanting to show off how many hours you spend at the gym, but we don’t need to know whether or not you got a Brazilian wax!

  • MoHub

    Also wondering about that little flap on her left thigh. Was that meant to wrap behind her?

  • Rocking a Blanche Devareaux night out on the town shirt. *Shirt* being the key word here.

    (not sure if Disqus ate my comment or if I haven’t had enough coffee?)

  • CommenterFormerlyKnownAsR

    Too bad something attacked her on the way and tore off the rest of her dress.

  • conniemd

    Scroll down head scratching smilie.

  • Pair that dress with black pants, large glasses, and bigger hair and she could be Linda Richman. Like buttah.

  • Guest

    I…just…They’re like attack boobs. If you even *look* at Miss Minaj wrong, they’ll leap outta that dress & pummel you to the ground. Who needs a security team with those things on your chest?

  • Airkisses

    TLo, just wanted to say how much I love the new watermark! It reminds me of a japanese-style stamp a friend used to use on the inside of her books. You have great taste, as always!

  • majorbedhead

    Y’know, even my 18 year old daughter finds “dresses” like this to be stupid. She held one up to me in a shop yesterday and hissed at me “Mum! This is a DRESS! Who goes out of the house wearing this as a DRESS??!” Naya Rivera, that’s who, honey.

    • marlie

      Your daughter displays a rare level of taste and sense for someone of her age.

  • appliquer

    I so like the shoes because they aren’t big old clodhoppers overdone with straps and spikes. Not liking the weird dress!

  • KayEmWhy

    Run! Run away!!!!!!!!

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I need her to stop rummaging in Nana Yetta’s closet. This is pure “Yetta’s getting fancy for the Steve and Eydie show.”

  • It looks like a plus size vintage sequin beaded (sweater) dress that her stylist and/or tailer tapered in to fit her. So outta sync.

  • marlie

    From the neck up, she looks absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE her hair. From the neck down… HUGE disappointment.

  • LaSylphide

    Talk about a badly proportioned dress! Is the top meant to look 3 sizes too large and the skirt 3 sizes too short? Too bad, because the hair/makeup are great.

  • Shawn EH

    She needs some pants. Shorts. Culottes. Then, back to fierce! Don’t mind the shoes, they’re so pointy!

  • MilaXX

    This is the event to go wild. A glittery sweater & sensible shoes ain’t gonna cut it.

  • This is a formal Cosby jumper FFS.

  • Darren Nesbitt

    I’m always so happy to see the people of color show up but what’s up with the BET awards. I’m starting to feel that this is one of the shows where people don’t know how to dress for at all. Some in gowns, some in club dresses. I don’t get it.

  • TheAmericaness

    If I could just scrape away some of the glitter and add a bottom half it might not be so WHOA!

  • joancarol

    Sparkly examination gown.

  • kirkyo

    I agree with the criticisms, but overall this is still smokin’ hot.

  • OliviaD

    Is it me or is she looking very Kim Kardashian in these photos? Facially, I mean.

  • jan

    Girl, close your mouth and uncross your eyes. You’re trying the “sexy” too hard, you look ridiculous.

  • alyce1213

    Another one who forgot pants.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    So she’s playing a member of the Enterprise Qrew on Star Trek, the Disco Years?

  • Noelle

    She needs to look into pants.

    • maggiemaybe

      Agreed. The reason that dress can’t cash that check is because IT’S A TOP.

  • unbornfawn

    No. Just a million times. No

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    Judging by the length, she’s the best dressed cast member of Girls.

  • kimiakay

    My god, those legs. But Naya, honey, as magnificent as they are, your shirt needs a bottom. You can even wear a short skirt that won’t cover them up too much, but there must be something besides underwear. (We hope there’s underwear!)

    • judybrowni

      I fervently hope for underwear, and just wish for pants.

  • demidaemon

    It looks a little Kim Kardashian lite, if you ask me.