IN or OUT: Zoe Saldana in Chloé

Posted on October 30, 2013

This is a pretty cool dress that you’d think would suit her perfectly, but it’s just not… we don’t know… singing.

Zoe Saldana attends the 3rd Annual Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Los Angeles Dinner in Beverly Hills, California in Chloé.

Chloé Spring 2014 Collection

Great color. Is it the shape that bugs? Too much going on? The black shoes? A combo of all three? Four, if you count her over-it facial expression?  Maybe we’re completely off on this one. Maybe we’ve just looked at one too many Chloe dresses in one day. Kittens are gonna have to make the call on this one:



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IN! I don’t know what your problem is, T Lo. She looks fabulous to me.


OUT! Don’t listen to those losers, T Lo. You’re absolutely right. She’s a mess.



The Bitter Kittens saw the problems with Queen Latifah’s attention-seeking dress but loved it for its impact, voting it IN.


[Photo Credit: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images, IMAXtree]

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  • Sarah

    Out. She is not curvy enough to make the shape “sing” and she needs to take a nap or something. She usually looks perky and fresh but this is just tired and limp.

    • jen

      You hit the nail on the head!

    • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      It’s the minimal makeup thing going around. It needs to disappear.

      • conniemd

        I agree with this. I like the dress, but her hair and make-up make her look completely lifeless and like she’d rather be home in, alone with a shot of brandy. Out.

      • It DOES disappear, Lauren. Which is the problem.

    • sojourneryouth

      I agree–the dress would look better on a curvier body. However, it would work okay if she didn’t look so exhausted and underdone. More color in the face would have helped a lot. Also, I normally like the center-part hair on her, but it really seems to be dragging her face down here. No likey.

      • Sarah

        Yeah, I felt kind of bad for saying that, because I didn’t mean to imply that Ms. Saldana is at all lacking in the body department, but it’s just so loose and empty looking (on the model too, IMO). Bias cut stuff is sort of meant for curvy shapes, to my way of thinking. You’re right of course that she needed more color on her face, regardless of her outfit.

  • theblondette

    I think with better makeup and hair it would work better.

    • Lanus

      Makeup especially! It looks like she fired her makeup artist that afternoon, and just grabbed some Burts bees tinted balm for the evening (see also: Me, most days, but, I’m a suburban housewife, so who cares?)

  • lalahartma

    Out drab and messy.

  • MilaXX

    OUT! I wish there was a straight on pic so we could tell if the dress doesn’t photograph well from the side or what. None the less, the shoes are boring and the hair/makeup are bad. She’s another who quietly wed over the summer. I wonder if she’ll be joining #team_pregnancy as well.

  • ovarB

    Out. The whole look is in need of a polish.

  • gabbilevy

    Out. The original shape of the dress might have been great, but this weirdly bunchy short version isn’t doing it for me.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I love the color;that’s it. The dress is just hanging on Zoe-maybe it’s just not the dress for her. Out.

  • Donyelle

    She’s doing the walk of shame on the red carpet.

    • Imasewsure

      Ah now it’s an IN! I’m a huge fan of the WoSh and that is exactly what she looks like – including the expression which is pure “I have no regrets and also no memory of these so-called events” 🙂

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I don’t think the dress color does much for her, but the main problem for me is that she looks as though she had a mud-pack facial and forgot to wash it off before she left the house. I don’t remember her skin tone ever looking quite this drab.

  • Janet B

    Too short and stiff, plus she’s poorly styled.

  • hughman

    The combo of her hair and the dress make it all look like it’s slowly washing downhill.

  • JR Labrador

    Her expression is very Jada Pinkett-Smith suffering through another Will movie.

    • Celandine1

      I thought almost exactly the same thing! Wondered when she morphed into Jada and why she would go out looking so drab and sad. Big ole OUT from me.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Spaniel hair, which obscures and looks doofy (my opinion – why drag down and why cover up so much of the upper chest and shoulders?), does not help. A little accessory bling – bracelets, maybe – might have helped. Underpolished face, too. Out-o-rino.

  • tereliz

    Eh, it’s just a dress. She’s not contributing any of her usual panache or styling to make it sing. Kind of makes me happy to know we all have bad days, sartorially speaking, even Zoe.

    • Nancer

      Indeed! Even beautiful rich actresses can get up in the morning and feel like crawling back into bed… instead of which they have to go to work at a step and repeat! More glamorous than my job, but still. A job.

  • Sobaika

    Out. It’s just hanging off of her and she doesn’t look too thrilled.

  • Michael_Jones

    Out. If the hair and make-up were better, of if the facial expression didn’t read so “over it” to me, this could maybe work. As it is, I have to wonder if someone wearing a somewhat complicated Chloé dress can actually be accused of pulling a Jolie…

  • jjjoy

    Greasy and grumpy looking is an out.

  • decormaven

    My contract said I had to attend, so I did. End of story.

    • Cathy S

      Yeah, she isn’t feeling it at all, is she?

  • Rand Ortega

    Somebody had a spliff before walking the RC.

  • lunchcoma

    Out. It’s not the worst dress in the world, but it was so much better on the runway. She should have gone for the long version and out her hair up.

  • nancy

    Limp dress, limp hair. Out. Sorry, Zoe.

  • Lori

    Out. I have no major complaints with the runway version of the dress. It’s not my thing, but I’m not mad at it. Zoe’s shorter version isn’t working but, I can’t believe I’m typing this, the real problem here is north of her neck. The hair and make-up are just bad and she clearly knows it.

  • aeb1986

    Out, this outfit reeks of “I dont give a shit” from her hair to her face to the dress

  • marlie

    Sorry, Zoe, but this is an OUT. She can do sooo much better. The color is fine, but the dress is too haphazardly constructed and shapeless. Combine that with the fact that she looks like she just woke up and just slapped on some lipstick… nope.

  • Nancer

    Out. It’s just not a flattering dress, though the color is killa!

  • Oh dear, she needs a nap. Saldana could usually pull off even this overworked dress, but not in this state.
    (grat colour, though)

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She was sitting by her pool in this swimsuit cover-up and suddenly remembered she had to attend this event. Hence, she put on a pair of pumps that she keeps in the trunk of her car and gunned it over there. No wonder she looks out of breath.

    • marlie


    • cocohall

      Oh I love a good fantasy backstory! Nice job.

  • Shawn EH

    The panels in the dress aren’t flattering. It’s a different version of what happened to Julie Bowen the other day. She’s done much better. OUT.

  • kat89

    She looks tired or like she doesn’t feel well. Definitely not WERQing it. You can tell she doesn’t want to be there.

  • mmebam

    I think the dress is fine, but everything around it is bringing it down. #Out

  • It’s the hair, which is covering up the interesting parts of the bodice. I say out, because she should know better.

  • sagecreek

    Sigh. The whole look is just sad, and draggy, and looking like she got caught in a rainstorm. OUT

  • thesevenendless

    She looks like she’s sleepwalking.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Out. That seam going from her hip, and then turning an abrupt corner, looks tortured!

  • She looks sick, like maybe she has the flu or something. I think if she had her usual pep about her, the dress would be, not great, but fine.

  • She looks exhausted, like she just woke up from a face down nap on the couch still wearing last night’s makeup

  • Anplica Fiore

    Out – my first impression is a bathing suit cover-up, not a red carpet dress. LOVE the color tho.

  • Kelly

    Out. Both hair and dress are shapeless and droopy.

  • Imasewsure

    OUT. Bad hair, expressions, dress, hem length, stance, shoes and ??? Oh just OUT

  • KT

    I think this really comes down to the fact that she is just not working it. She looks tired, and frankly a little high. Hair, makeup and shoes are all less than half-assed, they’re one-quarter-assed. The dress isn’t perfect, but it’s interesting and rendered in a great color, and certainly could have come off better than this. Go get some munchies and some sleep, girl.

  • Tatiana Luján

    in, but I feel unsatisfied.

  • boweryboy


    It’s yet another case of red carpet alterations that removed the dramatic impact of the runway version. It’s still an ugly dress either way that probably only looks good in motion. Screw probably. It is a dress that only looks good in motion.

  • CeeQ

    OUT. Shape is all weird and sloppy.

  • YoungSally

    Not enough boobie — and she just looks puffy and tired

  • OUT. I think she needs some time out because she’s really looking fed up these days. The dress does look better on her than the model though.

  • Slanted & Enchanted

    I think the dress looks great on her, it’s just suffering from not-great hair and a lack of jewelry. Still IN for me, though. Love that color on her.

  • OUT. Zombie Zoe needs some sleep and not wandering the red carpet like she’s looking for a midnight snack.

  • Bailey Debruynkops


  • lizajane1776

    Out. Floppy dress and her spaniel hair covers the one interesting part of it-the print.

  • alyce1213

    The dress is quite nice, but she’s dragging it down with very bad hair and invisible accessories, instead of elevating a garment like she usually does. OUT.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    A little makeup (besides the lipstick) would have been nice…OUT

  • TigerLaverada

    Dress is the primary problem, I think. It looks overworked and schlumpy, just not very well thought out or executed. She looks like she doesn’t really want to be there, which doesn’t sell the look, either, but I think that’s secondary.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    The dress is meh but she looks miserable. She phoned this one in. OUT.

  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    OUT. The color is beautiful but the shape of the garment does not do a thing for her. Also, wench needs some eye makeup.

  • Tracy_Flick

    OUT. The dress looks like something you’d find draped over a chair at your hippie aunt’s house. It’s just shapeless and ill-fitting.

  • Oh honey, OUT. Your makeup artist *hates* you.

  • LaSylphide

    Out. Don’t like the dress or (especially) the hair.

  • OUT. It’s swallowing her whole. She also looks exhausted. Like, stay home next time, kind of exhausted.

  • E. D.

    It’s the hair I think. She should be rocking this.

  • SophieCollier

    Dishtowel dress. Badly lobbed together dishtowels. It actually looks worse on the runway.

  • kcnitch

    Out. Face looks underdone and hair looks limp.

  • rebeemoon

    What did she DO last night? OUT, for the extreme exhausto-face.

  • Anathema_Device

    Pains me to say it, but Out. She looks rough. The dress is hanging all wrong on her, and her hair and makeup aren’t helping matters. She is usually so amazing looking, I might be grading her on a tougher scale, though.

  • Big Bear

    In. Even looking slightly off she still looks amazes.

  • Trickytrisha

    Well, with different hair, makeup, shoes, some jewelry, better fitting dress it would be an In. Absent all that, just a pretty color can’t make up for the deficiencies, so OUT.

  • amber.


  • out. the deep blue color, her dark coloring, the flat hair, the almost-not-there makeup, and the dull black shoes are just giving me the blues. maybe if the patterned underdress showed more, like on the runway, it would give things a little lift.

  • Aaminah Khan

    The colour’s great. That’s where the positives stop. Did she come straight from the pool with that hair and (lack of) makeup? OUT.

  • Jangle57

    It doesn’t even look good on the model. OUT

  • ellatheingenue

    Her hair looks fried.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    OUT. her weave looks sad, makeup is unfinished. I don’t like any of it.

  • pookiesmom

    Girl looks TIRED. I hardly even noticed her dress. OUT.

  • quiltrx

    OUT. She looks rough and the dress has none of the interest it at least had on the runway.

  • jw_ny


    She looks like she needs to go into rehab. This is not the Zoe that usually nails her looks.

  • rondele

    OUT. This is sad. The only thing that works here for me is the color. It’s a strange dress.

  • OUT. Shape is totally weird.

  • nannypoo

    If she had bothered to apply even the slightest bit of makeup she would look and feel a whole lot better.

  • Call me Bee

    It’s not singing because Miss Zoe looks like she’s half asleep. She looks tired and blotchy and just a bit PO’d. If you don’t feel like you want to be at an event, no matter what you wear, you’re gonna look…not good. OUT.

  • trisker

    OUT-she looks droopy and exhausted.

  • OUT. It’s all right. The dress looks better on Zoe than the runway model, but it doesn’t flatter her that much. It doesn’t show her cute figure and it doesn’t have a great shape. Sometimes it’s worth it to sacrifice the figure a little bit if the shape of the look is fashion forward and artistic. This dress is a yawner. I don’t love the hem.

  • bertkeeter

    Did she just wake from a long nap, jump out of bed and run on to the RC? HUNEY…makeup?

  • SorayaS

    OUT. And it’s not the dress, it’s just everything else. Poor choice of shoes (something metallic would have worked better here) and accessories (which are practically invisible). That sad hair and makeup looks like a cry for help I swear. She looks completely nauseous the poor thing.

  • PeaceBang

    Out. Disco dress with bla shoes with even more bla face + hair.

  • unbornfawn

    Hair and make-up are not working. That facial expression has got to go. The dress just hangs there limp on her. Down a size? OUT.

  • Lize Hartley

    Out. This is about as inspiring as ricecakes, and her hair and facial expression agree.

  • Aurumgirl

    The dress looks bad on her because the dress is bad. It’s not flattering on the model, either; and, curvy or no, no one needs those accordion-wrinkle horizontal flaps of dress bouncing off her thighs. It looks like a loosely draped and lazily sewn together bunch of rags, so when it’s worn with minimal makeup and flat hair, the whole effect is just kind of slovenly.

  • lobsterlen


  • StarburstLady

    I blame the totally phoned-in hair and make-up. I think if she;d actually brought it, the dress would look fine.

  • Jessica Freeman

    OUT. She looks like she rolled out of bed and threw this on. Her attitude is usually what makes her clothes work…

  • carnush

    This is weird and sad, although the color is gorgeous. Maybe she’s just having a bad day. OUT.

  • Sunraya

    Out! She looks horrible. Did her hair and makeup artists quit on her? She looks like she just rolled out of bed, which is not Zoe at all!! She is always so polished. I think the world might be coming to an end, and she got a preview.

  • AmeliaEve

    OUT – It is working against her natural body shape, and you can tell she hates it.

  • poggi

    i believe she has the capacity to make this dress work, but she isn’t. OUT. The hair is too flat and the makeup is too low key and she looks like she;s due for another shot of NyQuil soon.

  • Out. Is she in the early months of pregnancy or something? Because she looks like she’s about to hurl. Hope she has a friend to hold her hair back.

  • styrch

    I think her hair and dower expression are sort of dragging the dress down.

  • formerlyAnon

    Out. The hair and make up might have saved what seems a just slightly underwhelming dress. But her hair & make up are more than slightly underwhelming. She just looks . . . average. As average as a beautiful woman can.

  • crash1212

    OUT. Not necessarily for the dress, but because it looks like she forgot to put make-up on and do her hair. To me, everything NOT going on north of her neck is what brings this look to a crashing halt. What gives Zoe? Did your face and hair people go out on strike?

  • LadyLuck777

    Out, because of the styling. The cocker spaniel hair covers up the interest at the top of the dress, and her expression does nothing for the overall outfit. If she had just thrown her hair behind her and given bitchface or a rocking smile, this would be an in.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Out. The color is beautiful on her, but the rest is just ill-fitting. Plus she needed some hair and makeup. She’s really beautiful, but she looks exhausted, so a little bit of “face” might have helped here.

  • Kent Roby

    OUT. This dress requires a fun, flirty attitude (and a strong lip color) to make it work, but the poor Dear looks terribly unhappy here.

  • hellkell

    OUT. She looks like she roasted a bowl before hitting the red carpet.

  • CatherineRhodes

    OUT. Did her hair and make-up person take the night off?

  • melanie0866

    OUT. Saggy and shapeless, and her face looks like she just rolled out of bed.

  • R. L.

    The print underneath needed to show more like it does on the model. And the dress IS a bit shapeless.

  • Andrea Lentz

    OUT! It’s such a beautiful dress on the model 🙁

  • ThaliaMenninger

    OUT. Beautiful color but a messy dress.

  • traceyishere

    She looks TIRED.

  • Reality TV Casting


  • ChrisP

    Out. Makeup/styling awful, plus hair covers up the print.

  • lillyvonschtupp

    No. It’s bad enough she’s playing Nina Simone.

  • demidaemon

    OUT, for blahness.

  • lesmaha

    Out–messy hair, and even she’s bored by it.