Hayden Panettiere in Georges Hobeika at the 2013 Environmental Media Awards

Posted on October 21, 2013


Hayden Panettiere attends the 2013 Environmental Media Awards in a Georges Hobeika dress paired with Giuseppe Zanotti pumps.

It’s like the top half is all Bond Supervillain and the bottom half is Sexy Secretary. It’s such a weird combo.  The very definition of a Frankendress. Her bod looks amazing, we’ll give her that. But that dress is just plain awful. And that is absolutely the wrong hair to be sporting with it.





[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com]

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  • Lori

    Why in the world does she look so pleased with herself?

    • Goldfish Venom

      She just got engaged and has been beaming all over the place. Or she was just really excited to find a Halloween-themed dress.

    • Mary229

      She’s seemed pretty happy/content this entire year. And why shouldn’t she? Nashville has been a hit for her and she’s newly engaged. I’m glad she’s happy. I just don’t want to see her bra.

      • Lori

        I’m happy that she’s happy, but I was thinking about the fact that she’s having her picture taken wearing that dress and that hair and that lipstick. Not a high water mark in reasons for personal pride.

      • boweryboy

        But is it really her bra? Or is the top so tight it’s squishing the blood out of her boobs?

        • MoHub

          Looks like a white bra to me being held hostage by the black strips on the top.

          • boweryboy

            That’s what I thought at first, but there’s no straps in the back…

          • MoHub

            I think it may be adhesive floating cups rather than a full bra, but those do come in beige, which would be far less attention-pulling than white.

          • marlie

            They seem like they’re “nude” but not the right shade for her skin tone.

          • Lucía Gavello

            I’m just gonna go out on a limb and say it’s her titties, she does not sunbathe topless it seems. They are though, very perky, kudos.

        • MilaXX

          I think it’s one of the backless ones that tape to you. I catalogs it looks lie a bra with the back and the straps cut off

        • tereliz

          All right, I’ve been staring so long now I feel like a perv…

    • kimmeister

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen her not look pleased with herself.

  • Danielle

    That hair is SO WRONG. Just. I can’t.

    • Lanus

      My immediate thought was, “I just CAN’T with that hair.”

    • Vanessa

      Frau Blucher updated (whinny)

      • Imasewsure

        “He was…my BOYFRIEND!”

      • Carleenml

        love it! I work at a college and whenever a certain professor goes by I want to whinny (he’s a guy but I still call him Frau Blucher)

    • Bridget Smith

      I have this ridiculous hatred for top-knots like this. The problem is that they’re flattering to almost no one, so everyone who wears them looks like they’re in thrall to some fashion editor or other and are thus incapable of considering what actually suits their face. And because I live in Manhattan, I see this ALL. THE. TIME. People angling so hard for “street style” that they forget about personal style.

    • Leah Elzinga

      “that is the absolute wrong hair to be sporting” with anything other than yoga pants, on the couch, with a pint of frozen yogurt, possibly while watching Nashville ie. not in PUBLIC.

      • Danielle

        Don’t mention frozen yogurt! I’m still in mourning that the last TCBY here in my town closed down.

  • Mary229

    Ok—Someone help me out here. The see through shirt–“look at my bra” trend that seems to be everywhere right now….is that a 90’s rehash? Because I was a bit too young in the early 90’s to really be conscious of whether women were doing that. Is this part of the 90’s throwback going on right now? And if so…WHY? And if you are going to show your bra (which I already don’t care for)….why not wear a bra that MATCHES? I don’t get it. Someone help me.

    • boweryboy

      The sheer blouse was kind of a thing back in the ’90s. Usually worn with a matching sports bra underneath, a pair of spandex biker shorts, thick slouchy socks, and black shiny patent leather shoes with ribbons for laces.

      Or at least that’s how the girls I hung out with rolled.

  • jilly_d

    Great shoes, but I’m afraid the rest is a big tall glass of nope.

  • boweryboy

    So, is the white I’m seeing under the lace a weird kind of bra/support thing? Or is that bodice so tight it’s cutting off circulation to her boobs?

    Either way it’s distressing to me.

    • Mary229

      That’s what I can’t figure out. On first glance, I thought she was wearing a white bra. But then I realized that you can’t see a strap in the back. I’m confused.

      • boweryboy

        If you figure it out, please let me know.

    • allcapsERINN

      I think she’s wearing one of those self-adhesive, strapless, backless Braza bra things. I tried wearing one once and couldn’t get it to work.

      • Rand Ortega

        My girlies who’ve tried them say 1 drop of perspiration & the adhesive disintegrates.

        • MaryAtRealityTea

          I will concur they are not reliable. At all.

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      I think they’re “cups” or bra pasties that don’t have straps they just sort of tape around each individual boobie to prevent “nipping” but I think the top is so sheer and so tight that they’re showing. I think they’re supposed to be nude. I really don’t know, but it’s atrocious!

  • Shawn EH

    She’s a walking Patrick Nagel poster.

  • If the bodice wasn’t as straps-on-lace and filled out, it could have been pretty cute. (But that hair reminds me of the phallic bun of one of the Muses in Xanadu.)

  • alyce1213

    The deep coral (I’ll refrain from calling it orange) is a very pretty color. Too bad about the entire top of the dress, which is atrocious.

  • NBG

    Who did this to her? And why are they still walking around free?

  • Lily

    I think this could be fixed. Take all the lace away. No sleeves. Line it with black.

  • SewingSiren

    A Frankendress of black lace and pumpkin orange, with vampire cat boob mask. Perfect for late October.

  • Nancer

    I dunno, I think with some editing this could work. Yes, the top knot has to go. As to the dress, even though it IS almost Halloween that color combination isn’t working. I don’t mind the lace panels, sometimes a woman just wants to rock something sexy sexy. There has to be a place for that somewhere! So maybe change the bottom half of the dress and just go with it!

  • amber.

    I don’t understand how her & Julianne Hough so often get it wrong. I just don’t.

  • Rand Ortega

    Psst! Honey, your bra is showing!
    But I’m going to give you a pass since you’re no longer sporting that scarecrow “Jeepers Creepers” fright wig you wore with the McQueen stained glass dress. THAT was REALLY scary!

  • NMMagpie

    Tis’ the season! Ms. Panettiere ushers in the scaring season with a classic scarier-than-all-get-out frock.

    • Introspective

      Lord Jesus its a fire.

      alongside Halloween, she is ushering in the worst dressed season at TLo international. Im going to venture that she needs to be on the countdown for worst looks of the year.

  • Is is drunk? HIgh? Born delusional? Bless her heart, she got dressed by people who HATE her, in a room without mirrors, and totally believes them when they say she looks amazing and should smile super big for the cameras. This is Kardashian all the way.

    • marlie

      …dressed by people who hate her, no mirrors, and IN THE DARK. There’s no other excuse.

    • Snailstsichr

      Anytime someone compares you with a Kardashian, you’ve automatically lost.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Stacy Valentine goes to La Grenouille.

  • mmebam

    Are… Are those WHITE chicken cutlets?

    • Dagney

      I know. I am astounded. it’s soooo bad.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Another girl trying, and failing, to be “edgy”.

  • Crystal

    She is so so good looking. Why is this happening? Why is this a thing?

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    My favorite feature is the visible strapless bra. Cause that’s not even more distractingly disastrous on an already incongruent mess of a dress!

  • tereliz


    Sorry, I just felt like this whole look was too ridiculous to comment on without an equally ridiculous accent.

  • BrooklynBomber

    Oh, please. That’s just. . . just. . . just. . .
    I give up.

  • TonyGo

    Frederick’s of Hollywood Halloween Working Girl. Croydon Facelift sold separately.

  • MilaXX

    Wrong hair and she should be wearing a black bra

  • paginatrix

    When will the horrible little topknots go away?

  • another_laura

    Did Halloween get moved forward this year?

  • neofashionista

    wrap it up and send it over to Paula Patton

    • marlie

      As much as I love Paula Patton, she wouldn’t know what to do with this dress either.

      • demidaemon

        Well, she would know what she wants to do with this dress. Wear it and frighten poor BKs. I don’t think anyone should be wearing this dress. At all.

  • Blair Sylvester

    The dress hits the nail on both counts it is environmentally friendly (because those are obviously the starting points of two different looks but rather than tossing the looks when they weren’t working they combined the fabric) and it is mixed media in fashion speak or a frakendress so girls just dressing for the event. I kid

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Too bad, pretty face, slammin bod, why does she not look fabulous?

  • marlie

    That’s such a gawdawful dress. WHY do designers think that women want to wear dresses with weird, random sheer cutouts?! There doesn’t seem to be ANY thought put into what part of the dress should be sheer.

    • GillianHolroyd

      It is offensive. Not the everlasting, overarching sheer trend, because sometimes sheer can fun. But this guy. He’s wrapped ace bandages all over the bodice *except* for the nipples. Where did he train, Fredericks of Hollywood? She looks like a clown.

      • marlie

        What’s funny is that what you said is *exactly* what I’d initially written, and then tried to tone down.

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  • NYCGlamourpuss

    What the fucking fuck?

  • sagecreek

    Okay, are shiny faces officially IN?

  • conniemd

    I keep thinking the dress is a Halloween costume where her two girls represent The Giant Pumpkins.

  • mmelaprof

    The whole thing is Russian ice skating princess. Ugh.

  • RussellH88

    This is insanely ugly.

    It’s like the Fairy Godmother turned one of Cinderella’s slutty stepsisters into a pumpkin and we caught her mid-transformation.

  • Trickytrisha

    She has no mirror? It looks like she cut up pantyliners and glued them to her boobs.

  • melanie0866

    And the wrong bra cups to stick in it to avoid being NSFW! White? Really?

  • cocohall

    Who loves Halloween more than Hayden? Apparently no one. I think the top knot is to give her some height. She is a wee little thing and I can imagine she is always looking for a way to add some inches. I have a very diminutive friend who sports what her husband calls “Hamster Hair” which gives her an extra two inches. And 3-4 inch heels. It adds up to about 5 foot 3, which she feels is the minimum to be regarded as an adult. I’m 5’5″ and I literally never think about my height when I’m getting dressed. For her, it is literally a daily consideration. Anyway, tall or short, this dress with its peekaboo pasties bra is an example of DWI. Dressing While Intoxicated. Try it at home. Go pour yourself a few drinks and then come back and look at the dress. It looks good! Festive! No one can notice the bra!

    • demidaemon

      DWI sounds like a fun game. To watch, that is. Not participate in.

  • Aidan B


  • Dagney

    That…bra. THING. for fuck’s sake.

  • bellafigura1

    Ick, Stacey Keibler-esque.

  • paintedfish

    and the white bra makes her torso look like the bad Spiderman.

  • AndreaSkates

    It looks like a 7-yr-old’s drawing of a superhero costume. Except the 7-yr-old would not have made the mistake of putting a too-shiny white bra underneath.

  • jw_ny

    beyond awful….contender for worst of the year.

  • Jennifer Bober

    Oh, honey, that is so a NO. The hair is a nightmare, and for all those who posted about the bra, look at the back shot. No straps. She’s not even wearing one!! It’s white, stick-on-to-cover-the-nipple pads which those who can go bra-less sometimes wear under dresses to prevent high beams in the cold. Go home and find something else in the closet!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I can’t decide if I hate the hair, the sausage-strap top or the glo-orange bottom more. It’s a toss-up.

  • quiltrx

    Cut the bottom off the skirt, and it’s an especially slutty Russian figureskater’s outfit.
    Complete with the angry hairstyles they always seem to have favored.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    she’s one topknot short of going all miley.

  • bertkeeter

    Way to Eastern European hooker for me! No offense GURLS!

  • Daxx2513

    Somebody, please “Save the cheerleader…” from herself.

  • tixilyttik

    The dress is awful for any other time of the year but late October.
    She looks like she knows just how lucky she got in life. Good for her.

  • it’s a frankendress for halloween with tinkerbell hair.

  • DominoEstella

    she’s taking on the persona of her character on Nashville AND I can see her chicken cutlets in there.. no girl, just no!

  • French_Swede

    Well … … … her makeup looks nice.

  • She accidentally put on Paula Patton’s dress!

  • MannahattaMamma

    she has been playing games with Miley C, and that’s not good at ALL