IN or OUT: Kelly Rowland at the Fox All-Star Party

Posted on August 02, 2013

This looked a lot fresher to us in thumbnails, which is probably not the best way to open up voting on the topic.


Kelly Rowland attends the Fox All-Star Party in West Hollywood, California.

But truly, we thought this looked summer-fresh, but then we opened up the pics and realized it mostly looks like an unfinished dress. We’re not sure how we feel about the detailing on this one. That includes the Barbie eye makeup. It’s just not working for us. But we can admit that it’s Friday and we’re likely to be burnt out and cranky on the topic of celebrity fashion, so once again, we’re turning the final call over to you, our beloved minions:

Vote Now!


IN! Fresh! I love it!


OUT! Enh. Looks a little slutty-Barbie to me.


The Bitter Kittens collectively cocked an eyebrow and asked “You’re kidding, right?” when we asked them to vote on Paula Patton’s boob-and-thigh-tastic gown. It was voted OUT, of course.


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  • OUT. She looks rough.

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      That’s it exactly. Rough. OUT.

  • random_poster

    You may be burnt out and cranky, but it’s not showing up in your critique. It’s a definite Out. You called it about the eye-liner and unfinished look of the dress.

  • filmcricket

    Was this a day or an evening event? If day, I’d give it an in, with a demerit for the shoes which are too dark for the look. If night, out.

    • drdarke

      I’d give it a marginal IN, though that could be because I’m seeing it on my iPad while on the road….

  • OrigamiRose

    I love the idea of it but the execution is awful. OUT.

  • Sara Hottman

    Craft project with mismatched shoes. Out.

  • In_Stitches

    Hair and face are shiny and she’s wearing a mesh dress…it looks like she just finished some hypothetical fashion-marathon. From a distance, everything is great, but up close it’s a big ol’ mess. OUT.

  • Lori

    Out. The general idea had promise, but nothing about this is working.

  • majorbedhead

    Is that….burlap that’s been top sewn onto the fabric??? Uh, no, that would be a definite OUT for me. I don’t even want to discuss the eye makeup.

  • itsnotoveryet11

    it confuses my eyes for some reason, it’s like the colours should be swapped so the main panels are blue. The poor finish on it is inexcusable though, total OUT just for that

    Though I am 100% guilty of the blue eyeliner

  • Vanja

    She’s wearing the inside on the outside, right? OUT!

    • Jenna

      Thank you! I was starting to worry I was imagining it – but the dress looks like it could be a cute one if she just hadn’t gotten dressed in the dark…

      Well. Either in the dark or her ride there was more fun then most car journeys. Only time I was ever found with my dress on inside out (A wench costume while working at a Ren Faire, those suckers are voluminous enough to, in a hurry, not pay attention to minimal seams) I also was rocking seriously JBF hair (complete with a few hay stalks – yes. I took a literal – and figurative – tumble in the hay. He was a kilted pirate! Who could refuse?) and a far more breathless grin plastered on my face then Kelly seems to be rocking. If she had just gotten some, it’s an in.

      But if not – someone on her team should be flogged.

      • Nicole Little


  • Telperion

    Hair, shoes, dress … out.

  • alyce1213

    What is that made of? It looks like woven nylon sneaker material. OUT. Horrid.

    • StellaZafella

      That’s exactly what it is…it’s like a Nike challenge loser for Project Runway…”Just DON’T do it!”

      • Judih1

        LOL – I agree with that! Just DON”T do it or wear it. OUT

    • Kate

      I thought it was burlap and lycra. ugh.

    • GSMSF

      It looks like she’s going to a Halloween party as a running shoe.

  • DuBey2

    Out. for the facing or whatever that is showing around the zipper. also too short by 1 1/2 inches I think

  • Ulyssesdove

    i’d be ok with the unfinished dress (but on no condition the eyeliner) were it not for the stripper zipper.

  • nannypoo

    It looks like it’s inside-out. I hate it.

  • NBG

    OUT, good in theory but needs a different fabric, different shoes and different eye makeup.

  • Hair is fried. Dress is wrinkly. Out.

    • MilaXX

      That’s a wig

      • Then it’s a fried, shitty wig. Honestly, it’s WORSE if it’s a wig, because she VOLUNTEERED.

  • samo_samo

    I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it. I’m feeling generous- I’m giving her a tepid IN.

  • flamingoNW

    Well. Not wild about the length, but I do kind of like it, rough edges and all. I like her hair, too. Will probably be in minority but I’m going to go ahead and vote IN.

  • hughman

    Cocktail waitress at the Tron Lounge. Nope.

  • MilaXX

    You know, on a lessor fashionista I might give this a pass, but Kelly can do better than this. I don’t mind the dress, but the shoes were a bad choice to pair with it and the eyeshadow of another blue altogether is well and truly OUT!

  • Kate

    Make-up, IN! (Though, not with this dress. Just in general) It looks fab with her skin tone.

    Dress, OUT! A tad short, turned inside out, and the shoes seriously do not go.

  • Rachael

    OUT!!! did she decide to put it on before the seamstress finished the dress? it seems to have random strings popping up all over the place

  • KayEmWhy

    I don’t hate it. Out though.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Hate the hair, hate the makeup, the shoes are too heavy and she looks tired. I love Kelly, but this is very OUT.

  • I think she looks cute. IN.

  • patticake1601

    A dress that looks better from afar.

  • Lauren Schneider

    dress looks cheap and poorly fitted. hate the shoes. hair and make-up are beautiful. that being said, this has to be an out.

  • Trisha26

    Out. Hate the eye-makeup. Looks like a super-tight tennis dress. What are those weird black thread-like things in come photos?

  • Ellen Calarese

    In. I love it.

  • Imasewsure

    It’s dull and a bit off but not bad enough to be a total out for me. We just expect more from our Kel… In by default

  • appliquer


  • Johanna Harkema

    Elena from Project Runway 10 designed this.

  • Slanted & Enchanted

    I love the shape, colors, and pattern of the dress more than I hate the sad zipper and weirdly frayed edges. I also love her jewelry more than I hate her boring, mismatched shoes. So I guess I’m going with IN.

  • O U T.

    Y I K E S.

  • Monabel

    I get what the dress is going for, but the eyes and hair, no.

  • butterflysunita

    I’m going to say IN. Looks cute.

  • sagecreek

    I vote in…it’s not perfect, but it does look fresh and fun. And I’m still scarred by Alyssa Milano’s disastrous choices, so I’m feeling charitable.

  • LaSylphide

    Marginal IN because the dress is ok at a distance and i like the colors. Just don’t get too close, but really, how close are we likely to get? Hair is a mess.

  • VioletFem

    OUT. This is too juvenile for her. She has worn some standout outfits, so this is a major disappointment.

    • Constant Reader

      This. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but you did. The dress should be zipped all the way up on an adorable teenager at a Disney event and accessorized with cute, strappy sandals.

  • rh33

    Slutty Space Barbie it is! OUT!

  • hmariec19

    Was this Beyonce’s mom with a glue gun again?

  • another_laura

    out. yuck! Nothing further need be expressed.

  • amber.

    in. it could be worse.

  • CommentsByKatie

    I think the biggest problem is the hair, actually. I feel like this messy dress could have worked with an orderly updo. The messy hair + messy dress is creating that unfinished rough feeling, for more.

  • yulaffin

    It looks like a sewing class project.

  • anyalama

    I think she is lovely and this is an interesting dress but those colors are so wrong on her. OUT.

  • JaCory Deon

    It’s an OUT for me. Normally she is so pretty and fresh looking; here, the makeup looks old and aging, the hair sad, and the dress a bit crunchy.

  • ringthing

    I’m not liking this quilted homespun micro trend that may be happening right now. OUT.

  • Snailstsichr

    OUT. The closer you get, the worse it looks.

  • Anniebet

    On the fence, I think. She’s cute, her makeup isn’t. Her figure is amazing, the dress isn’t. Not her best outing ever, or recently, or even probably that day. Okay, I’ve convinced myself… OUT!

  • JauntyJohn

    OUT. It looks like something you might have to wear while filming the Green Screen portions of a Big Special Effects movie.

  • M. H. Leader

    Um…you sure this dress isn’t (a) inside out, or (b) ripped off a mannequin on a Project Runway Cracktastic Challenge?


  • Michelle O’Brien

    Looks like a losing Project Runway dress. Out.

  • Dylgeah

    Looks like a bad “Stuck at Prom” project.

  • Jangle57

    It’s a Monet, no actually, it doesn’t even look all that good from a distance either – OUT

  • Out. She’s cute but she tries too hard. I wish she’d just be herself.

  • quiltrx

    OUT. She personally looks terrible, and this dress is just odd. It’s not bad from a distance, but up close it’s so unfinished and odd looking.

  • joancarol

    I believe this is a Elena Slivnyak design. I still have a soft spot in my heart for her, so IN for me.

    • Chartreusite

      It is! And same for me. I have trouble saying no to her although the execution with the blocking does seem off to me (although that might be a material issue). It’s cool to see her make the most of her time in the public spotlight; I think she very recently had Tyra wearing one of her dresses also.

      • joancarol

        I don’t understand why my post was removed…

  • NinjaCate

    OUT. That HAIR….

  • Just Me

    OUT. Look at her face: even she knows her drag is wrong. That face says, “I know I am seriously off my game, but my regular gays are off on their honeymoon (yeah! defeat of DOMA!!) and my replacement gays just came back from an extended tour with RuPaul’s Drag Race, so they were feeling a bit enthusiastic and wanted to show me what they could do with leftover fabric and some “back of the makeup case” eyeliner. Please don’t call me out…my regular gays will be back next week and I SWEAR, I won’t look this busted again. Pinky promise. ‘kay? Please?”

  • MartyBellerMask

    in. Lowercase in.
    I admire that she went for it although the color kind of hurts my eyes. But she is a head-turner, so it works for me.

  • Louise Bryan

    I will type OUT as soon as my eyes recover from the burn by that blue mystic tape.

  • harlowish

    It’s not a great look, but it’s not so bad that I think it warrants an out. I give it an ambivalent “in”.

  • Julia

    I am unfortunately reminded of Team Emotionally Unstable Unicorn Whatever’s dress on Runway last night…..

  • formerlyAnon

    Marginal, but IN. Those shoes are too black and the blue under-eye liner is not, I hope a trend and the dress has a “novelty item” feel to it . . . but she looks cute and the dress is summery in color scheme and I’ve called much duller ensembles IN.

  • Aaminah Khan

    Could’ve been really pretty if they’d finished the dress. As it is, noooooooope. OUT.

  • ankali

    OUT. The dress is sloppy, and so is her hair. I’d be interested to see the eye makeup with a cleaner, sharper look, though.

  • Samantha

    Its not great, but it’s kinda cool and I love the color so I’ll say IN.

  • Reality TV Casting

    out dress had potentil to be breezy beach chic but boo ruined it with tacky off season styling

  • demidaemon

    The part that’s really throwing me off here is her hair. It just looks so dead. I’m torn, because I go back and forth on the dress. I like it in small doses, but, as a whole, the overall effect is wanting. I think I’ve talked myself into an OUT, but just barely.

  • Jessica Freeman

    OUT. If it was neatly done, it would be a great dress. But any sort of hanging threads is always NO.

  • SRQkitten

    Definitely OUT. The unfinished look of the dress does give it a “project runway make a dress in a day” look. And the eye makeup, no,

  • conniemd

    Out. Looks great from a distance, but close up the white pieces look unfinished which give it a cheaply made look with glue gun pasted on white blocks.

  • rkdgal

    OUT. Why would you want to hot glue sections of white burlap to a turquoise wetsuit, anyway?!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    No to the eye makeup. Yes to everything else. I guess that means I’m fine with unfinished burlap dresses decorated with seam tape. Oh well.

  • Qitkat

    What was initially a cute idea turned south with fabric that looks like it belongs on a airplane pillow. Yet I don’t hate it, so a lukewarm in, but if I linger much longer, that will turn to an out.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    IN. It’s hardly perfect but I’m just glad that it’s not all black and white. Not a huge fan of the makeup but mostly I like it.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    It was maybe territory until I saw the horrible eye makeup, and (as someone so wonderfully put it) stripper zipper…now we are in OUT territory. and an extra out to the icky fabric it’s made of.

  • amanda lynn


  • judybrowni

    It’s a Monet: cute from the distance, a mess up close.

    (And, yes, I’m quoting Clueless here.)

  • a_liking


  • unbornfawn

    It looks sort of Tron – like. She should be under black light or something. Sorry sweetie, OUT

  • CatherineRhodes


  • lrhoff

    Oh gag. I have to rush to the bathroom now….

  • Julie Chase

    Out. Terrible fabric.

  • lesmaha

    just this side of IN for me….

  • MaggieMae

    IN from a distance, but OUT the closer you get!

  • She put on an old gray dress, and then painted a room in her house bright blue, and then thought it would be cute to use the roller on her dress, right? Well, it wasn’t cute at all……OUT.

  • barbarienne

    The raw edges are definitely craptastic, but we’ve seen a lot worse on some stars. I have to believe the unfinished construction was deliberate, a failed attempt to be creative.

    It’s a close call, but I’ll give it a mild “in,” just because the color is so fantastic on her. With all the flaws, I can still understand why she chose to wear this.

  • Alyssa

    OUT. I like the idea of the dress, but the unfinished-ness of it ruins it for me. I’d be okay with the makeup if it wasn’t for the blue under-eye liner. I think the dress needed strappy summer wedges.

  • Cathy S

    I liked it until I got up close. And now it’s Out.

  • MzzPants

    Tired hair, raggedy dress. OUT.

  • melanie0866

    Eh. Is there a choice between in and out? Like, “threshold?” My main problem with it is it looks like a tennis dress turned inside out.

  • neonseattle

    dare i say, she looks like gayle king with this hairstyle :X

  • MandyM

    Bad Project Runway style. Out

  • guest2visits

    I like the dress – if she had her hair pulled back in a sleek-do and
    a fresher, cleaner make-up application this would be a werq.

  • I love that eye makeup–and aside from the shoes, this is a good summer look.

  • Anplica Fiore

    Out for just the reason you give. Give her a corner and she’ll be the best dress on the Strip…

  • Agatha Guilluame

    It’s not the right blue for her either.

  • kimmeister

    I can’t even look at the dress because the aqua liner is so terrible on her.

  • boweryboy