Olivia Wilde in Gucci at the Rush Premiere

Posted on September 03, 2013

This is pretty much the perfect look for her; this late-’70s Revlon ad kind of style; menswear inspired, but with a plunging neckline and a bright red lip.


Olivia Wilde attends the premiere of “Rush” at Odeon in London in a custom Gucci tuxedo paired with Jimmy Choo shoes. 

Quibbles: we can’t quite say why, but the hair doesn’t seem to be working for us. Also, we feel like a few nips in the tailoring would make this look so much more dramatic on her. It’s just a bit on the shapeless side, with an odd combination of too-long sleeves and a slightly too short pants hem. A big fat cocktail ring would’ve been nice, too. And maybe some metallic accents in the shoe.



[Photo Credit: Kiera Fyles/PacificCoastNews.com]

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  • Nikko Viquiera

    She’s beautiful and that sly smile says she knows it!

  • Julia

    She looks like she forgot her shirt.

    • Clueless_Jock

      Yes, this would have been sexier with a sheer blouse.

      • 3boysful

        I’ll wager she could have made a blouse out of all the tape that must be holding that jacket in place.

        • barbarienne

          Gosh I hope so. These kind of looks are dramatic, but I always worry that someone’s going to turn around too fast or bend the wrong way and have a wardrobe malfunction. What if you drop something? Can a woman bend in this, or does she have a team of fetchers to pick stuff up for her?

          • Nondescript

            Hahaha yeah. Bending is strictly off the menu here.

          • Louise Bryan

            Bend and snap would be even more risky.

      • ankali

        I would be OK with no blouse if the suit were better tailored. As is, so loose, the lack of a shirt does look accidental.

  • blogless

    Yeah, for me if the hair was better it would be a WERQ for sure.

  • Jennifer

    Pant length is definitely suspect.

    • Heather

      It’s especially odd given that she’s 5’7″ ish, but has a long torso and short legs; one would think she’d have the opposite problem. Wonder if she got ‘petite’ pants but they don’t really fit? Or if these are meant to be cigarette length, but they’re just an inch or so too long on her?

      • demidaemon

        I kind of like the length here. It works for me.

        • fursa_saida

          Same. I get the quibbles with the fit on the jacket, but the pant length I think is good.

  • homofascist

    Perfect for when you need to run from a board meeting to giving out an Adult Video News award…

    • Heather

      Great idea! Both of those things are on my schedule for tomorrow… thanks for the outfit suggestion. 🙂

    • Julie

      Thanks, I’ve been racking my brain about what to wear to that all morning….

  • Kate

    puppy dog ears hair. Something more sleek and polished would have served her better.

    • RebeccaKW

      I’m fine with the wavy hair, she just needed a more purposeful wave. The sleek halfway down and then the slight wave is kind of odd. It’s like they ran out of time.

  • Dagney


  • SewingSiren

    A modest Vampirelia.

    • H3ff

      I’m seeing Eliza Dushku in the third-last one.

  • marlie

    The pants seem too big. And she’s going to have to stand there with her back arched that way ALL night to avoid a nip slip. Also, ombre hair will never be ok with me.

  • Cheryl

    I always wonder how fun it is to take these clothing items off when you are all taped up. Yeouchhh!

    • kimmeister

      Hopefully the tape is only deployed where there is little to no body hair . . .

  • kittenwithaquip

    Ugh. She bugs.
    “I’m so pretty I don’t have to put in any effort! *tee hee*”

  • Qitkat

    I have tried to get used to the plunging vee neckline so many designers think is flattering, but NO. Just hate this one.

    • Qitkat

      Added later: Mr. Qitkat, on the other hand said, WHOA!, bend down and touch your toes!
      I am apparently married to a Neanderthal.

      • formerlyAnon

        Oh no. I’m sure his comment was doubling as ironic commentary on the accepted standards for the self-presentation of women in the entertainment industry. (But I’d guess you can be fairly sure his hormone levels are o.k.)

  • Glam Dixie

    Yeah, this is a no for me. Too much chest. It’s a little gross.

    • BarniClaw

      Gross is exactly what I said when looking at these. Just…gross.

    • Cautiously Pessimistic

      On the other hand, this is a movie about 70s Formula 1, so I’m not sure it’s that far off point.

  • bertkeeter

    On a dress a plunging V neck like that looks correct… But a jacket? Needed an underpinning of some sort…

  • sagecreek

    She looks great, but I’m with some other posters, why so much chest? She doesn’t need to do that. I can’t imagine some of the Hollywood greats doing that.

  • Jonquil

    I’m not sure I can sign off on that much sideboob, but a shirt would ruin the effects. Perhaps just better tailoring.

  • NBG

    Nope. Not chic at all. Just lazy ass styling in my opinion.

  • Chuck Barthelme

    I forgot what I was going to write. *looks back at pictures*

  • Too much exposure for me. But otherwise, I’m on board.

    • homofascist

      I agree. I mean, she is gorgeous, but to me it is a little much. I think some sort of glittery sparkly top would look great with this (hell, it could even be sheer – obviously she doesn’t care about flashing the girls) and it wouldn’t have so much of a “I’M NAKED UNDER HERE!” effect.

    • KirFla

      I really wish the skin below the jacket button wasn’t visible.

    • Linda LaPaz

      For a custom tuxedo, it’s not fitted very well. Pants too large and so is the jacket. If it were more fitted, I think the exposure issue would be addressed.

  • julnyes

    She has hat hair as a style which is a bad idea and that jacket needs to be tailored to cover more of her sternum.

  • IamNOToneofyourFANS

    Ugh, ombre hair. It looks like such a good idea on Pinterest. In reality, it looks like six months of roots growing out.

    • Heather

      I agree. It seems kind of like neglecting to wipe the Turtle Wax off your car, then claiming it’s a ‘look.’

      • Trisha26

        During the height of the econ-crisis there was a “thing” in Hollywood about not getting your roots done to imply you didn’t have the money (yeah, right) or time. I think that grew into this ombre nonsense.

        • demidaemon

          That’s just…lame.

    • charlotte

      It looks like a good idea on Drew Barrymore, too, but on no one else.

  • PastryGoddess

    Her hair needs more volume and she needs a few more accessories. If you are going to go with a simply but dramatic black suit, then you need to step it up with accessories

  • Trisha26

    Just no. She needs to step away from the spray tan, add a blouse!!!!!!, wash off that heavy makeup and get a decent hair cut and style. This is pure desperation.

    • omg_dora

      The combination of spray tan, makeup and hair product makes her look extremely greasy.

      • Getoverit

        YES! Her hair looks weighted down at roots and they went overboard with the makeup or fake bake on her face.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    I like the idea but the execution? Nope, please put your sternum away.

    Also, she looks like Megan Fox. The brunette girls (Megan, both Olivias, Audrey Plaza etc) are all starting to look alike to me.

    • demidaemon

      I will say that this Olivia has a great personality; I know nothing of her acting skills. And I think Audrey is pretty unique looking and her deadpan delivery is hard to ignore. I’m with you on the other two. They are as bland as bland could be.

  • JauntyJohn

    This makes me want to look at shots of Lauren Hutton; who owned this look so thoroughly that it should be retired, like a football jersey with someone’s number on it after a long and winning career when they leave the game.

    • decormaven

      Yep. Or Bianca Jagger.

    • Glam Dixie

      The first time I read this I thought it said you wanted to DO shots with Lauren Hutton, haha. That sounds like fun, but this is definitely her look.

  • broke&fashionable

    Higher placed button and this would be a win.

    • LaurieRoz

      Agree, the proportion seems off. I have a problem with that tiny triangle of lower belly below the button, too, though. If the jacket were to have two buttons – one a bit higher & one a bit lower, belly would be covered & chest would be just slightly less “out there”. Or just one button a bit higher would make the triangle big enough that it looks like she means it…

  • leahpapa

    Is there contouring color on her chest? Something reads “uncanny valley” to me.

  • TSkot

    No. Too much. She looks afraid to move.

    • Magatha

      Yeah, it’s like it would look cool in an editorial layout, but not in real life. In real life you have to be able to walk, turn around, maybe even twist your torso a wee bit, or you know breathe. I like her face and hair, but the jacket with no shirt is just uncomfortable looking.

  • joanna dash

    She looks twice her age with that lipstick.

  • hughman

    Grace Jones did it better.

    • formerlyAnon

      Grace Jones did most of it better.

  • teensmom99

    On the nose, gentlemen. You stated my quibbles but man oh man is she ever a goddess.

  • joancarol

    Because she can.

  • Rhonda Shore

    She’s such a gorgeous woman and as much as i generally love a red lip, it just looks garish on her. Maybe it’s the shade of red that’s off but this isn’t working for me. Can also live without sideboob.

  • Julia


    • PastryGoddess

      Tell us how you really feel. Don’t hold back…

    • Rhonda Shore

      at least put on a silk or lace cami underneath!

  • omg_dora

    Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look unattractive before.

  • Nicholas

    You could open beer bottles with those cheekbones.

  • amanda siegelson

    i love me some olivia wilde. i do.

    but i think (and have for a long, long time) that her hair is not a plus for her. it almost never looks good. i think she needs a total redo – chop it off. because, just no.
    and i love the lip – and agree in principal that the 70’s could be a great decade to base her style on… i mean, she should be a biba girl, for sure.

    but i don’t love this particular outfit.

    • Jessica Freeman

      good call, she has the face for a pixie cut…

      • Rhonda Shore

        YES! Those cheekbones would explode out of her face with a pixie!

    • filmcricket

      I’ve wanted to see something along the lines of her Tron bob for a while.

      • amanda siegelson

        totally dig that length on her! i would just like to see it a little straighter than that particular cut. but i’d take that for sure over what she’s got going now!

  • KirFla

    She is my female George Clooney, while appreciate the looks – I get zero sex appeal.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I think it’s the fact that it looks like she just decided to not wear a shirt, which may be the case. I agree it needs a bit more tailoring, or a shirt.

  • MilaXX

    Exactly my thoughts, something is missing. The looks should work, but doesn’t quite make it.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    I just hate that shiny orange bottle tan that’s so popular. It distracts from everything else.

    • Tracy_Flick

      They must have some ultra fancy spray-tan salons (What do they call it? Surely not spray-tanning.) to distract from the whiff of Toddlers and Tiaras that comes with that creepy stuff.

  • nannypoo

    I don’t think she has anything to look so smug about. I get it that this is the right idea for her, but the only thing that she actually got right is the makeup. I can’t picture a blouse under this jacket, but maybe some kind of lingerie-type thing, like a bra or bustier, would make it less alarming. And the casual waves were a good plan but somehow they look too spaniel-like. Maybe they start too low. And her pants are too loose. And she needs blotting papers.

  • Meredith

    This is kind of fun but I still think it makes her look short and/or stumpier than she really is. She has a long torso and shorter legs. It’s not a rule, but I think she does look better in outfits that elongate her legs and have a shorter torso.

  • Poeta Paz

    Girl, where’s your blouse?

  • filmcricket

    Agreed with pretty much all the quibbles. I feel like if that were a two-button jacket it might work better.

  • EveEve

    As much as I’m over all the lace – a lace cami would sure come in handy for this look.

  • crash1212

    Eh. I’m always disappointed in pictures of her…mostly because I expect to see Olivia Munn and then I see this person and I’m let down. It’s totally me. Anytime I see the name Olivia, I just think Munn…mostly because I love her.

  • Tracy_Flick

    The neckline’s too wide to be so plunging. It looks like she spilled something on whatever she was wearing under it, and had no choice but to take it off.

  • mjude

    i love a girl in a fab tuxedo but i do not care for this look.

  • Tatiana Luján

    The lack of a shirt with such a wide opened jacket seems ridiculous to me.

  • TAGinMO

    In which a bunch of gay men and straight women criticize a hot young starlet for showing too much side boob.

    • demidaemon

      Not this gay man! 😉

    • mightbewrong

      Key phrase: “young starlet.” She looks 20 years older here.

  • anotherkate

    I don’t know. I like her, and I like the idea of this, but…something about the way that jacket is open just reads vulgar to me. And it’s not because I’m inherently opposed to the jacket-without-a-shirt look. Maybe it’s the lack of tailoring TLo mentioned–it’s so sacklike that it actually look’s like she threw her boyfriend’s jacket on after sex?

  • PeggyOC

    If you’re going to do that look, the trousers have to fit better, ride a little higher in the waist. Otherwise it just looks like you put on the boyfriend’s suit.

  • Imasewsure

    I hate everything about this look from her hair to her ankles and every boob in between. She is no Lauren Hutton. Just not working at all for me.

  • Erica Woods Tucker


  • Sara Brams-Miller

    Not a fan of the pants. Think she should have worn something sheer underneath. And holy shit double-sided tape.

  • kimmeister

    She looks sexier in a tank top and jeans than like this. It’s too much.

  • demidaemon

    Hot damn! Though I agree about the tailoring. I feel like that blazer is going to fall off any second, which a tighter fit would help correct.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    Is it weird that I think the plunge neckline is incredibly flattering? Maybe it’s because I’ve had big boobs since puberty and will never in a million years be able to pull something like this off?

  • Julie

    This look brought to you by extra strong double-sided tape.

  • H2olovngrl

    Her face is a little too pale, in comparison to the rest of her. It’s giving a mime-ish quality that I don’t love.

  • Suse

    Ho-hum… another day, another thorax.

  • Danielle

    This is pretty much perfection. Just a sheer blouse and it would be a WERQ.

  • She has just tipped from my irrational love list to my irrational hate list. Sorry Livvy.

  • alyce1213

    It’s distracting, which is not good.

  • Trickytrisha

    Well, that certainly *is* bright red lipstick.

  • elemspbee


  • CKMia

    I saw pictures of her at this event on another site and the pants have a bit of a harem, dropped-crotch thing going and in that context the shorter length works. The jacket needs a smidge of a nip at the waist and the hair needs a bit of a zhuzh to separate the waves. But she’s a goddess.

  • Honey, go home and put your blouse on. You look ridiculous!

  • That make-up and hair age her 10 years.

  • MiriamMc75

    I’m sorry but that is just too low cut. It looks silly – not at all classy or chic.

  • BrooklynBomber

    And some sort of blouse. Just so she wouldn’t have to arch her back all night.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    There is not one thing I like about this look.

  • Jacquelyn

    Too plunging for me. Also needs to be tucked a bit so it doesn’t look that big on her. I want to know what color lip stick that is so I can own it.

  • Alloy Jane

    Why is she dressed like half a flasher? Not a fan of this look and I hope she taped her nipples to prevent chafing. Srsly lady, not even a sheer cami?

  • carpediva

    Trying too hard, Miss O.

  • fuchaforeva

    THAT’S a custom tuxedo??? How’s that possible? The tailoring and proportions are terrible….hmm…I like the idea of it but the execution is not right….fantastic lipstick though. She’s not a pro yet.

  • Angel O’Leary

    “There’s a fragrance that’s here today, and they call it — Charlie!
    A different fragrance that thinks your way, and they call it – Charlie!
    Kinda young, kinda now, Charlie!
    Kinda free, kinda wow! Charlie!
    The kind of fragrance that’s gonna stay, and it’s here now — Charlie!”

    That’s all I can think of when I look at these pictures. I like the look, but Shelly Hack did it better.

  • Aurumgirl

    She is very beautiful but this outfit dies because of a surplus of bare chest. And none of it really fits her well.

  • formerlyAnon

    She draws attention effectively, but the complete lack of any shirt makes me think of her as in a scene from a movie in which her character, whose primary personality trait is “sexy,” is flirting with intent with the protagonist. Not as a beautiful, intelligent actor making a professional appearance. That bothers me more than it probably should.

  • Tuneful54

    I think she has a hard look these days. Not liking it.

  • Diego!


  • shorty j

    there’s something about this look paired with the giant “MARLBORO” behind her that is just delightful.

  • MoHub

    I hope she’s got some really high-quality boob tape inside that jacket.

  • Tanzina Ahmed

    She’s a beautiful woman and she’s really rocking the Bianca Jagger look. I just wish she could act! I’m kind of tired of her being pushed as the Next Big Thing when she’s so uncharismatic. (See: Amanda Heard, etc.)

  • mightbewrong

    I dunno, that makeup looks startlingly aging to me.

  • Monabel

    The vast expanse of inside boob, I can’t look away. Why can’t people see the desperation in the mirror? Oh, yes, they don’t have mirrors.