IN or OUT: Chloë Moretz in Vivienne Westwood at the 2013 GLSEN Awards

Posted on October 21, 2013

We’re gonna need a ruling here.


Chloë Moretz attends the 2013 GLSEN Respect Awards in Beverly Hills, California in a Vivienne Westwood polka-dot strapless dress accessorized with belt and sandals by Saint Laurent and Husam el Odeh jewelry.

Pretty Princess or High-End Trashbag? Kittens make the call.



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IN! I love a young star willing to take a fashion risk! Huzzah! Huzzah, I say!


OUT! Honey, I love you, but you’re too short for that dress. And besides, it’s a pile of upholstery fabric loosely stitched together. 






Julianna Margulies’ cruise director getup was voted IN, which surprised us.


[Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images]

    • Dana WhatTheFrock

      OUT. Hot mess.

    • RussellH88

      Too much dress for her.

      • Lucía Gavello


      • Nelliebelle1197

        Pack it up and send it to HBC so it can be worn properly askance

    • Kristalbailey

      IN. Only she could pull off that kind of look.

    • Diesel von Trapp

      out, she looks wadded up.

      • NYCGlamourpuss


      • Introspective

        folded napkin monstrosity. you tried but sadly, out.

    • Fifi LaRoux

      I love that she is willing to take a risk, but this is too much. OUT

    • willworktomorrow

      This reminds me of when I used to wrap a piece of fabric around my Barbie, tie it with a piece of yarn, and call it a dress.

      • Darcy H

        Well crap, now that’s all I can see.

      • random_poster

        Yes! And for that it is definitely OUT.

      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Also, “a lazy shortcut during the Project Runway ‘Unconventional Challenge’.”

      • Introspective

        win cause i forgot how often i did that shit. love you for taking me down memory lane.

    • seelebrennt

      OUT. that dress looks like a mistake.

    • Paige @ LPD

      maybe if it was shorter? It just makes her look stumpy.

      • ampg

        Or if she were six inches taller. I think she’s almost there on the “pulling it off” front, but the length issue is insurmountable.

    • paginatrix

      Pretty princess wearing a high-end trash bag.

    • JulieK

      Out. Fancy paper bag. Love her makeup though.

    • Karen Belgrad

      Neck-up: Rachel McAdams in the Notebook

      Neck Down: What happens when the curtains aren’t available on the Carol Burnett show. (they went with the table cloth)

    • Nancer

      That dress is all kinds of dreckitude. Yuck!

    • Imasewsure

      It’s a tepid IN for me. Too much dress but not awful enough for an out. Points for being different. Great hair and makeup

    • Elizabeth Phillips

      Let’s see. The color does nothing for her. The shape does nothing for her. The shoes look painful. The belt just looks silly. I’m going with out.

    • neofashionista


    • homofascist

      OUT. WAY too much…

    • Lou2

      Out – Scarlet O’Hara called and wants her drapes back.

    • another_laura

      Out, for the reasons so well stated by T Lo.

    • Kiltdntiltd

      That thing looks like someone wadded it up and threw it at her, and somehow it just stuck.

    • LadyCelia

      Perfect for recovering my classic 1950’s armchair!

    • tereliz

      Upholstery fabric, indeed. Word for word OUT. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love that she takes such risks.

    • annabelle archer

      OUT! Honey, I love you, but you’re too short for that dress. And besides, it’s a pile of upholstery fabric loosely stitched together.

    • TraciRai

      It looks suspiciously like the Little Mermaid’s dress that was crafted out of a sail and some rope, and designed by a crab. OUT.

      • annabelle archer

        Winner of ALL the things.

    • TonyGo


    • MW

      I like the idea ut the proportions are all wrong. OUT.

    • dellagraceslife

      Out! I vote she sends it to HBC- just her kind of dress.

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      OUT. Is that a dress ‘cuz it’s really hard to tell.

    • Lilithcat

      It looks sloppy.

    • tired_mommy

      Out. All that fabric distorts her body–she looks wider and shorter than she really is.

    • MightyMarshal

      This is one if those dresses that would sing on her in an editorial but looks crazy on her on a red carpet.

    • fiddlecub

      Send this to Helena Bonham Carter. Chloe? This isn’t your dress.

    • filmcricket

      Out. It’s wearing her.

    • tarqueeny

      Definitely OUT.
      The colour is awful and really drains her, if it had more of a vibrant colour she may have been able to pull it of. However, the ruffled lining at the top would definitely need to go.

    • Crystal

      OUT. Way too old and dowdy for her.

    • International Model

      Jerrica Benton is getting hers tonight. In!

    • StarburstLady

      OUT… even if it that dress managed to work through its identity crisis, I think it would be too mature looking for Chloe. I have some hopes that SJP could pull it off, but not Chloe here.

    • Tadiana

      No. No no no no. Not even close.

    • SewingSiren

      it’s not a pretty princess dress, but who ever picked it for her thought it was , and they accessorized it as if it were. Chloe could pull it off with black tights and Dr. Martins and maybe cropped denim jacket.

      • formerlyAnon

        Brilliant styling! I thought it was hopeless till you showed me it was not in one crisp sentence.

    • Anplica Fiore

      OUT!!! Way too overworked

    • hillmad


    • Cathy S

      Nooooooooo. Really it just looks like someone threw fabric at her and just pinned it wherever they felt like it.

    • Adrianna Grężak


    • kcnitch

      Out. That dress is a mess.

    • marlie

      OUT. Chloe has grown on me quite a bit, but she’s just not ready for this dress. Though her hair and makeup are pretty.

    • imspinningaround

      The way many of you feel about Stella McCartney, I feel about Vivienne Westwood. This is ridiculous. It makes a slip of a girl look like Miss Havisham’s divan.

    • Lizzyisi

      I give it an IN but I find myself with nothing to say to defend my position.

    • Laura Renee

      OUT, because your description is too accurate. It isn’t fitted at all on her.

    • A Shiny O’Connor

      OUT – the hair and belt are killing the dress.

    • Maluca

      No. That dress is just ugly and it doesn’t look right on her.

    • Katesymae

      Out, but she shares the blame with VW because the dress is entirely too stiff.

    • BayTampaBay

      OUT!!! It makes her look fat!

      I like the dress but not on her….she is too short to pull off that amount of dress.

    • Town

      Out. There’s no reason this girl, who looks like a size 2 at most, should be looking like a table top hair dryer bonnet.

    • teensmom99

      OUT. Wanted to say it’s what the kids are wearing–because I do feel the kids can get away with a napkin better than the rest of us. But not this napkin. And I have to confess that the fabric looks a little too much like my family’s living room window treatments. . . .

    • rissa42210

      Out. But, yay, fashion risk!

    • Jenna Marie

      Out. Trashy Madonna comes to mind.

    • gabbilevy

      Out. Awful.

    • Anne

      It reminds me of the bit in The Little Mermaid when Ariel gets her legs and they have to wrap her in a sack.

    • MaggieMae


    • lalahartma

      Out, that looks terrible.

    • NMMagpie

      Belted bedsheet. OUT.

    • Daryl Lancaster

      Out. She looks like she woke up and wrapped herself in the coverlet.

    • Sara__B

      I’m surprised you need a ruling. OUT!

    • iwittmann

      Out! It’s a mess and really need a hem.

    • HeatherMcIlrath

      OUT. pilgrim hair + a hem with a personality disorder = not working for my eyes.

    • Hallie

      hate it. also, she needs to wipe that smirk off her face.

    • Stella Zawistowski

      Oh god. SO unflattering. OUT.

    • Inês Martins

      Out, she is too petite size for this much dress!

    • trisker

      OUT. Too bad, too, because it could have been a pretty dress if there weren’t so MUCH going on…

    • ewes_urn_aim

      This is what she should’ve worn to her Carrie premiere opening; a fucked-up prom dress.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        “They’re all going to laugh at you!”

    • Anna Vasquez

      Hair and makeup are lovely. Dress is too long. She needs to hear the truth about her height, George Sanders-style.

      • marlie

        She and Hayden Panetierre (and a host of other petite ladystars) need to hear the truth about how to dress for their height.

    • Ashleigh

      Box it up and ship it off to Helena Bonham Carter

    • Jennifer McGuire

      Out. Upholstery fabric – right on target.

    • Judy_S

      It would be IN if she found it at a thrift shop, but not if she paid a mint for it or chose it from among a group of designer dresses. Ergo OUT.

    • Ashley Ellen Wilson

      OUT–it’s like when the Little Mermaid first crawled out of the sea and wrapped the sail around her.


      Kinda fun, kinda a mess. I like the colour. She looks like she likes it, which makes it fun.

    • Adriana

      Really pretty hair and makeup but Westwood tends to look like randomly folded and stitched fabric more often than not. OUT.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      OUT. Your comments, exactly.

    • Lori

      Out. I kind of like the fabric, but the top has way too much going on and ends up looking like an accident and the bottom is too long.

    • lobsterlen


    • Angela_the_Librarian

      Call me crazy, but this looks like a dress Jem would’ve worn in the Battle of the Bands versus the Misfits… (in for Jem, OUT for Chloe due to lack of pink lightening bolt make up/not tall enough to make dress work)

    • MilaXX

      OUT! everything South of the neck is awful! Dress is too big, too long and too mature for her. It looks like a bolt of fabric wrapped around her and belted. She’s trying hard to sell this look and it just ain’t working.

    • Snailstsichr

      OUT for all the reasons you mentioned.

    • Sara Leigh Merrey

      Trashbag! It looks absolutely hideous.

    • crash1212

      OUT. I think there was an interesting idea here, and I don’t hate the fabric, it just didn’t quite come together. And those are the entirely wrong choice for shoes.

    • Pannyx

      Out. I’m not sure anyone can pull that off.

    • Violentcello

      I like the bodice a lot, but very much dislike the skirt: too long, too weird, and is it trimmed with a curtain tie? I like the makeup and the simple hair, though. Can she be in and out at the same time?

    • Fanny_Trollope

      No. That is all.

    • Leah Elzinga

      OUT. Too much dress for that little princess.

    • foodycatAlicia

      OUT – I honestly feel that Vivienne Westwood is for grownup girls.

      • marlie

        Yep. Chloe’s not “ready” for a dress like this yet.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      OUT! High end trash bag for sure.

    • amanda siegelson

      o.m.g. that is horrible.

    • Catherine

      Yeah, no. OUT.

    • Jenny Moss

      Out. She’s too young and innocent-looking for Vivi.

    • Aaminah Khan

      Hello, Stumpy. OUT.

    • AmeliaEve

      OUT. I kind of like the bodice, but the skirt doesn’t live up to it. Besides being generally unimaginative and unflattering, it’s poorly pressed. Her grooming is basically appropriate but the hair looks kind of unfinished. Curl or do not curl. There is no try.

    • Shawn EH

      1940s starlet updated for the twenty-teens! Baby Liz Taylor realness! In!

    • sagecreek

      OUT. Is there any question? It looks like she wrapped herself in a tablecloth and then belted it. OUT OUT OUT.

      • Tatiana Luján

        you can apply the same statement to 99% of Westwood’s dresses.

    • Tatiana Luján

      In. I really like that hairdo and that soft pink on her. The black accents keep ir from being too twee.
      I generally dislike the sillouettes and finishing of the Westwood dresses, they look as if you had rolled in your courtains, stapled them and came out to the street.

    • Emily Roach

      IN, because her head is so well done!

    • Synnamin

      hummm…. tough call, but I’m giving it an IN

      • sagecreek

        Not to pile on, but would you mind saying why?

        • Synnamin

          Westwood can be hard to pull off (unless you’re HBC), and I really appreciate that she’s wearing it and looks like she’s having a lovely time… even though it’s close to wearing her. The hair’s great, and the color compliments her. And I’m intrigued by the edging details on the dress.

          It’s a bit fallen-crumpled-hotel-curtain-in-the-corner, but she’s able to give it enough sass that it works for me.

          • sagecreek


          • marlie

            I *love* that edging detail. I still think this dress is ‘out’ for Chloe, but it has some really interesting elements.

    • altalinda

      Trashbag, out.

    • conniemd

      Call me crazy, but that dress on a young girl just sang to me, with the exception of the mullet back panel. I have no idea why, but IN.

    • Mudskipper

      out. OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

    • LJCdoc

      Out. She’s been stumpified.

    • ovarB

      Out!! This is what happens when “HGTV’s Next Design Star” has a run-in with “Project Runway.” It is “A Runaway Project for a Star with no Design!!”

    • Deedles

      No. Absolutely not. HBC is about the only person who can pull-off a dress like this.

    • Trickytrisha

      A semi-IN for me. Yeah, I’m waffling, but her hair, face, attitude all work. If she was 10 inches taller, the dress would work too (yeah, I know she’s 5’5″). That dress is a pretty typical Westwood – who appears to design clothing for aliens and HBC.

    • boweryboy


      Nice try, but she does not have the gravitas to pull off a Westwood.

      Hell, very few ladystars do (Helena Bonham Carter notwithstanding – bitch was born to wear Westwood).

    • Rhonda Shore

      OUT. It’s really a mess, especially from the front.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Google says she’s 5’5″ but the stupid camera angle makes her look much shorter. Look at the size of her arm vs the size of her head and feet in that last photo, Mr Wrong Lens is at it again. Nice hair and makeup though.

    • Watts

      OUT. It’s weird to say she’s almost a skosh too old for this dress. Not that I like the dress. But I’d buy it more on Quvenzhané Wallis or Kiernan Shipka.

    • TropiCarla

      I was truly ready to give this an In as the picture loaded — fully expecting that dress to stop at or above the knee.
      Ah well, there are greater tragedies in life.
      Makeup looks great though!

    • mjude

      sorry little one……OUT

    • jahphotogal

      In. She looks super cute.

    • jen

      Uf, no! Out!

    • alyce1213

      OUT. Why is this even up for a vote?
      This isn’t a fashion risk, it appears to be a fashion pretension.

    • melanie0866

      OUT. Baggy and unflattering.

    • frannyprof

      OUT. Return HBC’s stylist back to HBC. Immediately.

    • ConnieBV

      Dress is OUT, face is IN.

    • Jessi03

      Out, my darling. Out.

    • gsk241

      She’s adorable, but that is altogether too much dress for her. OUT for trying to steal HBC’s style.

    • fashionzombie

      No, no no. OUT. Send it off to Helena Bonham Carter.

    • Danielle West

      Out. Something’s not working here. it’s either the hair, lack of makeup, or the hem. Or it could be a combination of all three.

    • nannypoo

      Her face looks pretty but that dress is butt ugly.

    • Golfkat

      In! Exclusive Parisian wrapping paper! She looks cute!

    • AlisonS

      As a short person myself I hate when you two say this BUT, she’s entirely too short to pull this off. OUT

    • elizonthelam

      Would love it to be just a bit shorter, but definitely NOT a trash bag. IN.

    • Vainte

      Chloe. go spend a week with Kiernan Shipka and report back.

    • Jangle57

      OUT – I think that’s too unstructured for anyone to look good in it

    • amanda lynn


    • SouthernGirlRena

      That is just all kinds of awful. I do think the fabric, if unwadded and smoothed out, would be fabulous on a quirky high-back chair painted black. So if it were a chair – IN, as a dress, OUT.

    • lesmaha

      Out!! Looks like a home-ec project gone wrong!!

    • Heather

      In. Even though I think the bottom third of that dress is a bit overwhelming for her tiny self. I like the look from the top to her hips, past that is icky.

    • nomoreprinces

      This dress is what happens when designers take their inspiration from kittens playing with toilet paper.

    • YoungSally

      Well – she doesn’t seem all that happy about it – at least in the first photo.

    • Vodeeodoe

      She is gorgeous, but that dress: 1) is not that great, kind of fabric-y in a bad way, 2) is not the right color for her without makeup to complete a look, 3) will inspire her anger the minute someone tells her that this dress makes her look like the wholesome, pretty 16 year old that she actually is.

    • Dagney

      no. no…..However, why didn’t Tina Fey wear THIS dress instead of that depressing black drabby lace crap? Tina could rock this.

    • Aidan B

      OUT. I love Westwood, but Chloe’s not mature enough for it. She looks like she’s playing dress-up in her mom’s closet.

      • anyalama

        Yeah, Vivienne Westwood is not for children.

    • Bailey Debruynkops

      in because she’s showing attitude & her hair is cute

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Out. Too long, too messy. I do love her hair though.

    • ChelseaNH

      If she had borrowed the big-wind hairstyle from Dom’s finale collection, I would have loved her forever, upholstery fabric bedamned.

    • lrober03

      Out. She’s giving good face, but that dress is overwhelming her

    • rebeemoon

      Oh, soo OUT. Even Carol Burnett, in that classic Gone with the Wind skit, looked better when she yanked down the drapes and promptly wore them.

    • littlemac8

      OUT. She is too young to carry off a complicated dress like that and it overwhelms her.

    • Celeste

      That is a hot mess. It would have been auf’d in a millisecond on Project Runway.

    • Katie

      Too much dress for her. Out.

    • Violina23

      High end trash bag… But her hair and makeup is adorable!

    • Bethany Fairbrother

      Out! Too much dress for such a little girl.

    • demidaemon

      I’m going to say OUT, based on the fact that this looks lumpy and stumpifying.

    • formerlyAnon

      Neither princess nor trashbag, Unmade Bed. OUT

      She’s *almost* adorable enough to get away with it, but this is neither horseshoes nor hand grenades. Like her hair.

    • Sara Hottman

      Edgy. Love it. IN.

    • jw_ny


      Not her color and she doesn’t have the stature and presence to pull off wearing this. It’s kind of a jumbled mess too…but some ladies can rock an unconventional look like this…not her tho.

    • steeg of their own


      This is totally the wrong length for her, and even the great hair and makeup can’t hide the fact that she’s strapped an oddly-starched tablecloth around herself.

    • MzzPants

      Homemade toga. OUT.

    • kimmeister

      OUT. She is clearly not one of those rare people who “could look good in a burlap sack” or in a sack of any other material.

    • SaraQ

      That looks like the dress the seagull designed for Ariel in the Little Mermaid, but instead of a sailcloth, he found some old upholstery. Out.

    • LaSylphide

      Looks like a nice dress that my cats ripped to shreds; then they felt guilty and tried to put it back together. Lacking opposing thumbs, they were unsuccessful. Out.

    • AndreaSkates

      Out. It looks like it was made by a five year old who wadded up wrapping paper and held onto her dolly’s body with a black twisty tie.

    • Lily-Rygh

      OUT. She has nowhere near the attitude for this dress. Besides, this is pretty much a flagship Westwood dress, which means only Queen HBC can truly bring it to life as it was intended.

    • amber.


    • somebody blonde

      Out. The bodice is fine, but the skirt looks like an incredible mess and does absolutely nothing for her.

    • fnarf

      NO strapless until you turn 18, sweetie.

    • solidcurrency

      I can’t tell if it’s in desperate need of ironing or it’s supposed to look that way, but either way she’s OUT.

    • ThaliaMenninger

      Slopjar. OUT.

    • carolie_king

      She is SO very cute, but that dress is not working. OUT.

    • OpinionatedMtnGirl


    • Liana Brooks

      OUT – She’s pretty, the dress is fugly.

    • KayEmWhy

      She’s young I’ll give her a pass. IN

    • Trisha26

      OUT. Rumpled bed sheet.

    • Julie Chase

      GAH. Out.

    • sleepycat


    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      If only it were in her size.

    • Reality TV Casting

      out yuck ahir and makeup are gorge though

    • siriuslover

      Based on your descriptions of the dress themselves, I’ll go with out.

    • bertkeeter

      That dress needs a Dita Von Tesse voluptuousness to make it sing!

    • GTrain

      OUT. Too much for her

    • Samuel Joesph Donovan


    • ItsDicey

      Too much upholstery. OUT.

    • Claudia

      Really out. She’s so pretty, though!

    • Nicole Little

      Frumpy. Out

    • SorayaS

      She’s done her best with it but, oh honey, no. OUT.

    • Sarah Souffriau

      Out. Out. Out!

    • Monabel

      That’s a dress for a stunning middle aged woman. Like me.

    • kmk05

      Dress, nope nope nope nope. But by Jove her face, makeup and hair are perfection. I don’t think I’ve ever thought she was as beautiful as in this picture (especially the one where she smiles). Therefore, a reluctant IN.

    • Nancy Marion

      OUT. Put mommy’s new wave prom dress away, and stop with the duck lips.

    • lundibleu

      OUT. I think she could pull off Westwood quite nicely, given the right clothes and the right styling. This is neither of those things though, this dress needs someone a little broader.

      Chloe, go and talk to Eccentric Auntie Helena and ask her how it should be done…

    • NurseEllen

      SHE looks better than usual—no pouting “duck lips” pose—but that Westwood is an abomination. Sorry, honey, to do this to you at such a tender and vulnerable age, but OUT.

    • Badriya Al-Badi’a

      Out, she doesn’t have the right attitude to pull it off. And this is not a dress for dainty shoes.

    • twocee

      Out out damn spot.

    • Bernadette

      Way too much dress for her, looks like it could slump right off.

    • carnush

      Could be great on someone else. OUT.

    • CeeQ


    • TrooperSchaf

      definitely out. I like the fabric, but the cut is weird.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      Am I too late? IN anyway.

    • Sarah

      A shame that it’s OUT because her hair looks pretty.

    • Danielle

      Everything from the collarbones down is a mess. OUT.

    • Miranda Reseigh


    • Angela Cotsones Shea

      I wonder how many times she had to stick her pinky toe back under that strap.

    • Deborah Lipp

      Out. Project Runway Nightmare.

    • DominoEstella

      A dress like this requires a red lip.

    • Beverly Nash

      Unflattering and it shows on her face.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      out. a big fashion dress on a too little girl.

    • NinjaCate

      Out. OOOOUUUUTTTT. Makeup is gorg though!

    • ThesisMonkey

      hahaha as if, dear uncles, you didn’t know which way this was gonna go! OUT!

    • GinaGeo

      Such a hideous fabric. It reminds me of French Bistro chairs.

    • lilazander

      IN. It’s tough dress and I like she’s taking the risk.

    • RoseJB

      OUT. It could have worked had it been shorter, though.

    • Akmall Razlan

      vivienne westwood is not for her, her designs are too unique for Chloe personality. She should try Betsy Johnson, shes more feminine than Westwoods.

    • 30frames

      Origami bath towel

    • Beth Ann

      Almost in! She could rock the punk-princess look, but the dress would pop in a color that went better with her skin tone than that pale pink.