Blake Lively in Emanuel Ungaro in Paris

Posted on October 31, 2013

Looks like Miss Blake has entered the SASSYPANTS portion of her style evolution! Let’s see the latest, shall we?


“Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively heads to the Hotel Balzac’s restaurant in Paris in an Emanuel Ungaro white top and printed pants paired with a Chanel bag and Christian Louboutin pumps.

Emanuel Ungaro Spring 2014 Collection


Jesus Christ, get back in the car.

NOW, before anyone else sees you.





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  • RussellH88

    It’s all bad Taylor Swift.

  • sekushinonyanko

    The fit of that blouse does her no favors, and makes the proportions look REALLY bad. This required either a fitted top or a longer one that is untucked.

    • kimmeister

      Except a long untucked top would look terrible over the black “tuxedo ruffle” or whatever you want to call it. At first I thought they were actual protruding triangles and circles and I was relieved that it was only a ruffle (albeit a super ugly one).

      • Does anything look good with a tuxedo ruffle?

        • random_poster

          My 75-year-old uncle thinks he still does. He’s been wearing it to weddings since 1971, so it’s a little too late to help him course correct. Blake on the other hand…

          • God bless that man! (Confession – I wore a powder blue ruffled tux shirt that was my step-father’s for years with no irony.)

          • marlie

            I have a blouse with a tuxedo ruffle that I wear pretty regularly, and often with a pencil skirt. It’s a pretty hot look, IMHO.

      • sekushinonyanko

        Oh no! I didn’t even see that horribly ugly addition to those pants…

        Just kidding. Burn those pants and start over.

      • kirkyo

        I think the term you’re looking for is whatthefuckettry.

      • Leah Elzinga

        I refuse to accept this as a ruffle. They’re fins. She has fins, you guys.

        • Carleenml


          • gabbilevy

            It was her halloween costume.

      • shorty j


        sorry, I’m completely baffled. I must have blacked out or something.

        • conniemd

          I missed it myself and thought that the pants were colorful and kinda cute, so I was baffled with why TLo hated it. But then again I’m just starting my first cup of coffee.

          • gabbilevy

            This is my situation exactly. Except I’m also in gym clothes at work because I got caught in a downpour.

          • marlie

            I hate when that happens. I’ve actually gone out and bought new pants so I wasn’t sitting in soaking wet slacks all day.

      • Jacob Bowen

        I thought they were protruding geometric shapes until I read your comment…and I liked it better that way. Not saying that I like it at all, but my math teacher self liked the shapes better than a stupid ruffle.

        • kimmeister

          The idea of protruding geometric shapes is interesting, but the idea of trying to squeeze into a narrow seat with those renders the idea horrifying.

      • mightbewrong

        It’s upsetting that the term ‘tuxedo ruffle’ had to be invented for the sake of describing those pants.

    • demidaemon

      That’s a blouse? I seriously thought it was a T-shirt.

  • Rapidly climbing my Irrational Hate list. That first pic makes me violently irritated.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      I am so with you. She bugs me the more I see her.

    • YoungSally

      Agreed — it’s like a smug “I’m giving face” so the paps have choices of what to publish….too calculated.

    • marlie

      “Climbing?” She’s already way at the top of mine.

      • Well, I was trying to hold off. It’s so easy to hate a leggy blonde with great tits, I wanted to make sure it wasn’t my envy of all things I’m not driving my irritations. But her personality – and vapid lack thereof – sealed her fate.

  • hughman

    Go home, Pant Fringe. You’re drunk.

  • Sadie-Ann

    Are they like jellyfish pants? They might be cute on a two year old.

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      The first thing I thought of was Barney. But is Barney even still a thing now?

      • sekushinonyanko

        Pedophilia accusations made him disappear. I can’t recall whether they were substantiated or not, but with a job like that, you can’t have even suspicions swirling around.

        • Vtg Fashion Library

          I thought that was Elmo? Oye vay.

          • sekushinonyanko

            The third Barney was found guilty in 1998 of child sex abuse charges and is currently a registered sex offender.

          • demidaemon

            This is hilarious and sad. Just think of the therapy that poor child had to go through afterwards.

  • This was not your Finest Hour. You shouldn’t have taken your chance tonight. (Robyn will always be the superior Lively.)

  • Judy

    Hey, I love her look!

  • Roz

    That is one half-assed Halloween costume…

  • Latin Buddy

    She is so….bland/generic. Makes Natalie Portman seem like Ms. Personality

  • Candice Booth

    I think had she worn a black belt to break it up like the model and removed the ruffles I’d think it was simple and chic.

  • steeg of their own

    C’mon Blake! Adhere to one of the fundamental rules of fashion: Thy pants shall not make thee look broad.

  • SugarSnap108

    For such festive pants, they’re making me very angry.

  • Munchkn

    Perhaps she thought these pants looked less hideous compared to that black and white striped pair in the Ungaro spring show.

    • poggi

      Oh the humanity. I just went back and checked after your comment. Those black and white pants walking away are the worst things I have ever seen. I can only imagine how wide they would make a regular person’s bottom.

  • MilaXX

    I must say she looks a heck of a lot better in them than the model, but those are fugly pants.

  • ‘Becca’lise Deveaux

    Those are AWFUL.

  • Noah

    Hate to break it to ya, Blake, but wearing weird pants and a plain white t-shirt does not make you interesting.

  • Sarah

    Those are stealth ruffles. I was just thinking “oh, I don’t care for those polka dots” as they lurked in the shadows. Then the truth became apparent. The hiddy, awful, superfluous truth. Get thee gone, leg frills.

    • stealth ruffles. snort.

    • NOLA_gal

      I was so completely dumbstruck by the fit of those “pants” that I slid right by that hideous detail until I scrolled down to the model shot, then I had to scramble back up to see if the hole-punch frills were still intact. Yes. Sob.

      • Sarah

        I’m sayin’. It’s a cruel pair of pants.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Holy fug! What on earth are those?

    • alyce1213


  • MandyM

    You know who should wear these? Anna-Sophia as Carrie would look great! Closer to 80’s fashion than the crap they usually put on her. But anyone else, no. Just no.

  • flamingoNW


  • Aaminah Khan

    I would actually totally dig this if it weren’t for that terrible side ruffle on the pants. What even is that?

    • mshesterp

      I actually thought it was cute too, sans ruffle (which is just the dumbest thing, and Tim Gunn would tell that designer to take it right off on PR). We’re in the distinct minority! She still bugs, but I thought she was selling the pants/black heels combo.

  • cocohall

    I thought something was wrong with my computer screen. Agita ensued until I realized her pants were edged with wickety-wack bric-a-brac. It was tacky in the 70s dearie. No one has forgotten. Stop it. Now.

  • somebody blonde

    Holy shit I didn’t see the side ruffle at first and I didn’t understand what was wrong. But HOLY SHIT IT RUINS EVERYTHING.

  • another_laura

    Oh man, am I glad that T Lo’s reaction was the same as mine! I’m scrolling down, thinking gaaa! but also worrying that T Lo are thinking “cute”! (whew!)

  • JeanProuvaire

    I thought this was sort of cute on first glance, because I completely missed the sea creature eating her leg.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    If it wasn’t for the stupid ruffle in the pants, this would be just okay.

  • Jennifer Karin

    Best commentary ever.

  • marlie

    What the holy hell is that on the side of her pants?! And bless her heart, she looks so pleased with herself, too.

  • didn’t even see that twisty ruffle in the first pick. had to go back and search for it. looked better without it, but totally underdressed for the occasion, whatever it is.

  • Cognitive.Dissonance

    Hot Topic x Old Navy

  • Madam Von Sassypants

    Well, I like it.

  • pookiesmom

    Is it weird that I love this?

  • trisker

    Is it still summer in Paris or something?

  • not applicable

    I can’t get over that she can look this good tucking a shirt into leggings… Like, never on my very best day–Like back to hs track days–Could I ever pull that off. So pardon my distraction…. I’m just going to hit the fridge now and polish off the cold pizza. Cuz, why the fuck not?!

  • Pants don’t need a ventral fin.

  • The ruffle is egregious. xoxo

  • Jumpingjacks

    she looks so smug in the first picture, too smug for someone that average

  • Is it bad that I honestly think without the rando black ruffle this outfit would have been cute? I mean flawed, but cute(r). Seriously what is WITH that ruffle?!

  • Tatiana Luján

    The fit of those pants is so bad! Even without the ruffle, I wouldn’t wear anything that makes a body as perfect as Bale Lively’s look like that.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    At first most of the ruffle blended into the background for me and I was, all, “What? Why the irrational TLo hate?”


  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    Is it summer in Paris now?

  • tereliz

    I thought this was cute until I realized that was NOT a shadow.

    WATCH OUT BLAKE THERE’S A GIANT CENTIPEDE ON YOUR… oh, that’s part of your pants? Nevermind.

  • Violentcello

    Oh my, there’s a giant ruffle on those pants. Somehow I missed them on the model, too.

  • boweryboy

    My initial thought was, “At least she got rid of that ruffly crap.” But no, it’s there.

    She’s such a deluded fashion victim, isn’t she? Just because Uncle Karl thinks you’re fab doesn’t necessarily mean you are. Just saying.

  • melanie0866

    You’re kidding! I LOVE those pants! Sassypants, indeed.

  • kategs

    I love them too! And she’s dressing her age so there you go.

  • 23555belles

    Not only COULD I NOT wear them….If I could afford them I WOULD NOT wear them, but she may be getting paid to do so and that comes w/ a hefty check

  • mightbewrong

    I wasn’t offended until I saw the ruffles. She looks like a sea slug.

  • ojosazules

    My mind refused to see the ruffles. It took a minute for the horrible truth to sink in.

  • RoseJB

    Those are some truly hideous pants.

  • All my good taste must have abandoned me, because I like the pants. But they need a belt.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Something about the way the dots come together on the center seam is very awkward, almost embarrassing. Other than that, it’s unusual and interesting, and she’s selling the hell out of it.

  • You know, those pants would be adorable without the Alien Ruffle Attack.

  • Crystal

    So. I thought these were cute and fun. Until I saw the ruffles of death.

  • MannahattaMamma

    If she fell over sideways–as would be possible if a stiff breeze came up, given that she weighs about 6 kilos–then those pants would be great for playing “I’m a stegosaurus and here’s my spiny ridge”

    • omg_dora

      You’re forgetting that in Hollywood terms she’s “curvy.”

      • demidaemon

        REALLY? I just…I have no words.

  • Danielle

    I don’t know you guys. If anyone should wear hiddy tuxedo ruffles, it’s probably her.

  • That weird shit on the side of the pants is a waste of fabric and work. I didn’t even see it at first–on Blake or the runway model. The pants look better on Blake than they look on the model. The shirt is boring and not great for photographs. I can’t wait until flats become more “IN.” These pants would look cute with flats. I don’t like high heels with pants or bathing suits. I think of pin-up girls or strippers when I see super high heels..

  • V No Privacy

    1) cut off that offensive ruffle
    2) GIRL, for the love of pants, go up a size and tailor them down as necessary.

  • jw_ny

    I liked these pants until I saw that obnoxious black ruffle down the side…eh, whatever….they’re not boring.

  • Elizabeth Hille Cribbs

    Would someone PLEASE get this girl some food? I can barely see the pants for the sunken-cheek “concentration-camp chic” thing she’s rocking.

  • slizzy

    Horrific. I would have a hard time keeping a straight face if I saw this in real life. However, I’m going to give her a pass today because her husband’s ex wife was just declared Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire magazine. AGAIN. Talk about a second wife nightmare!

  • Miranda

    I’m so upset. I love Blake and this hurts my feelings.