Lily Collins Style Double Shot

Posted on August 27, 2013

The poledance continues and we feel obligated to document it. She made a couple of stumbles recently, which we chalked up to exhaustion since apparently the poledance for this movie requires her to make 30 appearances a day for 6 months. Or maybe it just feels that way. Don’t quote us on that one.

At any rate, she seems to be back in fine form.


Lily Collins attends the premiere of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” Photocall in Mexico City in a Rachel Zoe ensemble paired with Brian Atwood pumps.

Rachel Zoe Resort 2014 Collection

We’re not completely sold on that skirt, but we love the top. We’d love to see it with a pair of lady pants. It’s got a simple glamour (very Rachel Zoe ) to it that really suits her. We almost never say this, but you’re free to go down a size, honey.


Lily Collins attends the premiere of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” Premiere in Norway in a Zuhair Murad dress.

Zuhair Murad Resort 2014 Collection

This one’s got lining issues. Because it’s sort-of-but-not quite a match to her skin tone, she looks like she has some sort of skin condition. Parts of her are yellow-toned and parts of her are pink-toned. It’s like a really odd tan line.

We think the dress is striking and pretty, but for some reason, we picture fancy ladies room wallpaper every time we look at it.



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  • Betsy

    Dress #2, on her, needs to be a good 3 inches shorter, maybe more. Which means the WHOLE thing would have to be correctly designed to a petite figure, as otherwise you’d cut that bottom black flashy bit right off. So all of the skirt black flashy bits would need to be placed differently. See, just because you’re a size 4, doesn’t mean that every size 4 will fit you. She needs a size 4P (PETITE — cut shorter in all of the vertical lines).

    • 3boysful

      It may just be a dress for a taller gal.

    • Sara Brams-Miller

      Try a Size 0P. She’s a wee one.

  • flamingoNW

    On the first one, I feel like she should have gone down a size or two like the model. The second one feels like not her dress. Too much dress even for someone who has pulled off a lot of dress lately.

    • AuntHo

      On the second one, I think it’s the hair and makeup–not enough effort. With such a focus-pulling dress (high neckline, neutral palette, etc), simple hot shoes and strong lip color are all that’s needed. If she had a high ballerina bun and an awesome red or dark fuchsia lip, I’d give this snaps of respect.

  • Diego!

    I like the first outfit better and as you said she should have worn a size down. I don’t like the second outfit because that dress adds 20 years to her age.

  • formerlyAnon

    Second dress seems like it might be overwhelming her a bit. Hard to tell in a photo, it might be fine in motion.

  • DTLAFamilies

    First dress is Kristen Stewart’s. Second dress is JLo’s. Put ’em both back and start over.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    Also, I love how her hair is different with every outfit we’ve seen her in..

  • claudemtl777

    The color difference in the murad dress is the same on the model…while itès not great, it is what was intended by the designer…I also like the length better on the model

  • hughman

    Robin Thicke has ruined black and white stripes forever.

    • ashtangajunkie


    • Glam Dixie

      Robin Thicke has ruined my childhood memories of the Hamburgler forever.

    • Monzerrat Ontiveros

      He just ruined himself…

  • kimmeister

    I really dislike the shoes in the 2nd outfit. They visually widen the feet and the pinky toes are always threatening to escape.

    • MoHub

      It would also help if those shoes weren’t at least 2 sizes too big. I could stick my thumb in the space between her heel and the back of those pumps.

  • capybara_cafe

    She looks like Debbie Gibson is outfit #1. Just slap a hat on her.

    • decormaven


  • HATE the second dress. Agree with the Uncles, totally, on the first outfit.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    I think the dark lines on the 2nd dress are fighting with her eyebrows – I generally love her eye brows – but in this case, it’s too many dark lines going in different directions…

  • ashtangajunkie

    Love the stripes. I was thinking that the second dress might be no one’s dress, but if the description is “some sort of skin condition” it might be something Gaga would wear to take out the trash.

  • BarniClaw

    The only thing I like about the second look is her pinky ring.

  • crash1212

    First off – she looks beautiful in both. Now…the first look – I wish she’d gone with the skirt the model has on. That top has too much volume for a circle-ish sort of skirt. The second look – that lining is all sorts of strange and it looks strange on the model as well. WTF? It’s a beautiful dress ruined by weird lining. Too bad. I love the little pinky ring in the second look.

  • The beading (well, the fact that it doesn’t meet on the side seams) on the second dress bugs, as does the weird illusion netting. I like the idea of the dress, but not the execution.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Yes to Outfit No. 1, which looks comfy and cute and stylish. No to Outfit No. 2, which looks like Old Western Whorehouse wallpaper that has yellowed with age.

  • demidaemon

    She must be exhausted. Really, that’s all I have to add. Other than the fact that the second dress is making me cross-eyed.

  • In_Stitches

    Damn TLo, get something wrong for once so we have something to say. Spot on critiques. I wonder what color would work in the second dress…white would be too Grand Dame. Maybe brown? Or something wild like chartreuse?

  • Judih1

    I hope her poledance ends soon as I am tired to seeing her featured here

  • conniemd

    The second looks seems to mature old ladyish for someone as young as her. Love the first look. I agree that top would look great with pants. He skirt looks better than the one on the model though.

  • kmk05

    Second one has the wrong tone lining (or she should have tanned a little bit) and is too long. The hem is too old for her.

    First one’s a hit.

  • filmcricket

    Look #1: the skirt on the model is waaaay better than that limp thing she’s sporting, but it’s a cute look nevertheless. Look #2: the skirt looks like it was peed on, or dipped in tea.

  • Lauren Hall

    First one: love the hair. Second one: cocker spaniel hair (TLOism I always think of with this hairstyle).

  • Slade Thunderdragon

    I like the limp skirt with the metallic top. They go well with the limp sleeves and give the outfit sort of a mood.

    I don’t care for the second dress though.

  • Donna Tabor

    The lining is meant to be that way in the second dress, I think. It’s still odd, though.

  • quiltrx

    I think the second one makes her look like some sort of Nordic vampire lady, and I kind of love it…probably exactly what she was going for.

  • Jacquelyn

    While I don’t love either outfit, it’s better than that all red, greasy hair, matchy matchy everything we saw her in last time.

  • ankali

    I’m sorry, that sequined top looks like something I would have seen at the Senior Friends New Year’s Eve Gala at my suburban church in 1995.

    I love the second dress, but you’re right about the lining issues. I also don’t care for the hair and makeup. In the right color, this dress would be astonishing on Dita Von Teese.

  • Granny panties

    I like the first look. I think it would look good if the top was a bit longer and worn as a mini dress. I don’t mind the baggy fit, sometimes. It can be a carefree change esp on a gal already known to be slender and lovely.
    2nd dress, not feeling it. She looks a child playing dress up, though a beautiful one.

  • MrsBug

    I see that shirt with a pair of cigarette pants.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    LOVE the first look – top, skirt, everything!

    And for as much as I love the first look, I am feeling zero love for that second look! Woof – no!

  • Stella Zawistowski

    I must be the only one who LOVES the second dress on her, though I agree that the color of the lining isn’t working. I wish they’d made the lined parts a completely different color — say, a cobalt blue — so there’s no “this is supposed to be a naked look but it doesn’t quite match” thing going on.

    I still think she’s pulling it off — it’s a lot of look, but she’s striking enough to do it.

  • marlie

    LOOOOOVE everything about the first look, and the second is ok, but I don’t like the inconsistent color of the lining.

  • Shawn EH

    The second one is very baroque, but Snow White is far too pale for it.

  • Dagney

    Get a tailor and learn about hemlines. Also, this is Cate’s dress.

  • Nicola Anna Molly Page

    I feel like the first dress is a total Monet… I liked it until I seen it up close. Neg the second.

  • i’d enjoy the first look more if the top was more fitted. it looks too much like a crossing guard’s vest. and she sure could stop traffic in that skirt. i love the second dress. the varying skin tones are a play on nakedness, while it’s actually quite covered up.