Kelly Rowland in Alon Livné at the 2013 Black Girls Rock Awards

Posted on October 28, 2013

Kelly Rowland attends the 2013 Black Girls Rock Awards at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey in Alon Livné.

Alon Livné Fall 2013 Collection






[Photo Credit: Aaron J. Thornton/,]

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  • RussellH88

    I’m not so sure this is really a red carpet look. Even the styling on the model reads as a costume, like sci-fi androgynous android.

    It just looks odd on someone who is trying to be glamorous.

  • kimmeister

    I was loving everything until I got to the sheer-over-boyshorts, at which I hissed in horror. The hair is looking particularly fabulous.

    • Fifi LaRoux

      LOL posted the same thought about her hair at the same time. *jinx*

    • Donyelle

      lola falana realness to the waist. 90s R and B video heau from the waist to ankle.

  • sagecreek

    Oh, no. Sheer pants over a black bikini? Oh, dear. Until that, she was doing pretty well. It was a scroll down Oops.

  • Fifi LaRoux

    Well, her hair and make up are fabulous. That’s about it.

    • Hair and makeup are fabulous. The top reads a little “woman of a certain age [i.e., an age much older than Kelly Rowland is] dressing like a ‘rock star.'” Sheer “I Dream of Jeannie” pants over granny panties? The less said, the better.

  • Nariya

    She looks like a pretty doll whose seven-year-old owner put her in a lovely outfit, and then switched out the bottoms for hideous lingerie pants.

  • Celeste

    I hate the see through outfit, but the hair is FIERCE!!!

  • MoHub

    I wish the pants were opaque.

  • Danielle

    That hair is glorious.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Did she lose a bet?

  • DaringMiss

    I don’t think I have ever seen a model look so **disgruntled**!

    Why would they use that picture to advertise an outfit?

    • formerlyAnon

      Trying to make the outfit look edgy rather than aging in Vegas.

  • Janet B

    The top is so heavy looking. The pants are perfect for something, I’m sure.

    • zenobar

      Brunch with the Sultan, perhaps.

      • demidaemon

        In his bedroom?

  • Mary Lauer

    While her hair is pretty in that Charlie’s Angels way, I kinda wish she had worn the helmet. 😎

  • lunchcoma

    The shirt is great, and I think she pulls it off. But why didn’t they line the pants?

  • It’s so confused.

    “Kelly we have just the thing for you. It’s 80s shoulders, meets 90s bejeweled, meets sheer, meets SciFi, meets society matron hair, meets Pintrest manicure, meets big ass earings.”

    How do you get talked in to something like that?

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      You just did. 🙂

  • Imasewsure

    Love from the neck up but not the outfit. The whole thing makes her look squatty and dull even with the sparkles and the sheer/granny panties showing.

  • Rand Ortega

    That hair is so beautiful– On Diahann Carroll. On Kelly– So wrong.
    PS: Barbara Eden called– she wants her Jeannie costume back. & she’s going to make you pay for dying it black.

    • TonyGo

      Yep. Dominique Deveraux for real.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        Dominique Deveraux — LOVE HER!!!

    • Darren Nesbitt

      Deveraux was my first thought!

  • Why do sheer pants work on Kelly Rowland? Magic?

  • Charles

    Xanadu funeral

    • tereliz

      OH MY GOD IT IS!

    • Little_Olive


  • Little_Olive

    Nah, not feeling it. I mean I get where it was going, but the execution is very poor.

    Also, the “Barbie’s black friend” makeup is freaking me out a bit.

    You can do so much better, Kel, I’ve seen it. But clearly you were trying. I forgive you.

    • marlie

      *Snort* That is TOTALLY “Barbie’s black friend” makeup.

    • tereliz

      That is “Whitney”‘s exact lipcolor.

  • Leah Elzinga

    why would Kelly Rowland borrow Joan Rivers hairstyle???

    • veronkimo

      That was my first thought upon seeing the thumbnail on the homepage! Identical!!!

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Nope. Love the top of the jumpsuit, hate the bottom. Love her face, hate the hair.

  • mmebam

    She is serving from the waist up. I have no clue what the hell is happening from the waist down.

  • Latin Buddy

    LOVE the Oprah hair.

  • DTLAFamilies

    You should never have to have a fresh wax in order to wear a pair of pants.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      That’s a bumper sticker just waiting to be made.

  • MilaXX

    I almost like this. Kelly can make a lot of unworkable things look good. I love the hair and makeup. I like the outfit from the waist up. I dislike those sheer pants. Oddly enough if the panties underneath were high waisted enough to meet the top of the look I’d probably be okay with this look. The ones she has on make it look like she didn’t realize the pants were see though.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Totally agree with you about the cut of the panty – if they were high-waisted, I could get on board with this crazy outfit.

  • Fyolette

    would be a WERQ if the pants weren’t transparent. alas.

  • gabbilevy

    With pants lining, a WERQ. Without? A WREQ.

    • Sarah

      Ha! I see what you did there.

  • Nancer

    I was liking this until I got to the see through pants. I agree with many of the commentators – these are just unnecessary and should STOP. Like, NOW!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Why did Whitney Houston immediately pop into my head?!

  • random_poster

    My favorite thing here is that her finger nails are all painted different colors.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    They held this event in NEWARK?!!

    • formerlyAnon

      Maybe that explains the ensemble.

  • Sarah

    I’m getting to where I’d rather have you just walk around in the damned panties. Seriously. The kids are all doing it, so why the eff not. It’s better than using wildly inappropriate fabrics for every garment, ALL THE TIME.

    • marlie

      I was tempted to write the same thing. “She might as well not wear pants, ffs.”

      • Sarah

        Really. And just to be clear, I mean “inappropriate” not because it shows skin, but because what real person can pull off sheer bottoms without pulling them on some snag (fingernails??) or dropping an ash or some liquid or something on them and ending up in tattered shitty-looking rags??? Maybe that’s the point, though. I guess Stars Can Wear Sheer because they don’t have to touch things.

  • marlie

    If it weren’t for the sheer leggings, this would be a pretty slammin’ look. As it is, I love everything from the waist up.

    (ETA: except the multi-colored nails. HATE them.)

    • conniemd

      From the waist up this is gorge. That top is amazing and her face and hair look great. I agree with those who said just strip of the sheer and be done with it. Even a black leather mini-skirt would have looked better than this on the bottom.

  • bellafigura1

    Ack, the nails are, oy. But I kind of love this outfit.

  • HM3

    Wrong hair, earrings, makeup, and nails. However, I’m kind of digging the outfit itself…

    • Vtg Fashion Library

      Maybe that means that the hair, earrings, makeup and nails are what’s right, and the outfit is wrong? Just a thought………

      I like her makeup but that’s about it. But then again, I’m not a KR fan anyway.

    • Shawn EH

      I just saw “Dilemma” on Fuse this weekend, which remains a classic song. But Kelly went far astray in trying to work this robot look. Model wins despite not being half as pretty as Kelly.

  • crash1212

    What the what? I hated this on sight. Upon reflection, I realize I hate everything going on except the actual garment. It’s pretty bad ass – everything she’s doing with it is decidedly NOT bad ass.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Hair and face are fabulous. And I think granny panties would have worked better than the bikini panty. Opaque pants would have been even better.

  • kcnitch

    Kelly’s got a body that can wear almost anything, but even then, see-though pants are a “No”.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Donna Summer hair: No. Top half of the Jumpsuit, Yes. Bottom half: Oh, Hell No!

  • Lori


  • tereliz

    I don’t even know where to start with this, so I’ll just say her eyes look great and leave it at that.

  • jilly_d

    Love the hair, face, and top. Scroll-down WTF.

  • boweryboy

    I like the top half. Hair and make-up is lovely. I’ll pretend I didn’t see the rest.

  • Sonja Brisson


  • Madam Von Sassypants


  • formerlyAnon

    This outfit reads “Vegas headliner over 50” to me. The final push is the hair – way more “annual sales banquet & I’m getting an award” than red carpet.

  • jen


  • I like the outfit. The earrings look silly with the outfit.

  • Fordzo

    So, if everyone can see your panties to begin with, does it matter if you have visible panty lines?

    A question for the ages.

  • lalahartma

    No! Lol.

  • Oddly, I really like this. No rational reason why it all seems to work on her and for her, but it does. Perfect venue, too–girls rock awards should be advertised by celebs wearing great and memorable outfits!

  • Although since “Black girls rock” is a terrible, terrible name, I’m not entirely surprised that she went with an appropriately dated outfit.

  • BobStPaul

    When I saw the thumbnail and before reading the title I said “Diahann Carrol!” I think she looks great though I will never be a fan of sheer fabrics in such places. She almost – I repeat almost – makes it work.

  • demidaemon

    You know, I think I could maybe handle this if it was a skirt, but the see-through pants are just a step too far.

  • bertkeeter

    Who cares about seeing through sheer pants! Overall a very Joan Collins look…especially with that 80’s hairdo!

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    If only the pants weren’t sheer…

  • boweryboy

    I hate that I’m going to say this, but this is a case where hightwaisted granny panties were absolutely essential to the look.

    • Fannie Wolston

      didn’t you know the grannies are hot crotchure!

  • I would like to see Kelly find her own style of dress, her own singing style, and I’d like to see her own personality come out. Most people think she’s both beautiful and talented, and I agree. But she still seems like a Destiny”s Child girl who got used to taking a back seat to Beyonce, and she doesn’t know how to come out and be herself. This is just an impression that I have; I don’t want to insult anyone who’s a Kelly fan. I just think that Kelly has never totally come out of her shell.

    Just a hunch. What do I know?

  • If the pants weren’t sheer, she’d be serving up some Diahann Carroll realness. It makes the look vulgar.

  • ojosazules

    Those pants make her belly button look huge.

  • Jessica Peterson

    Her hair is very Whintey

  • CarrieBaby

    She should of had those pants lined. I’m so tired of the sheer over shorts/underwear look

  • ItsDicey

    It reads a bit Grace Jones on the model. Kelly, you shoulda’ lined the pants. Seriously.

  • quiltrx

    Needs the headpiece. And some granny panties or a lining. I don’t need to see your bellybutton cavern.
    And those nails are tragically childish.

  • Laura F.

    Farrah Fawcett meets Diahann Carroll meets Tron.

  • eight_of_nine

    Love the top half. It would be an amazing look if the pants weren’t sheer.

  • Aaminah Khan

    So now sheer pant legs over granny panties are going to be a thing?

    …Yeah, I am so not ready for that.

  • HeatherMcIlrath

    so close, Kelly, so close. Why, for the love of Lacroix, did you go for the granny panties?!

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Ohhh Kelly no! It’s all FASHION PTA up top, 4th of July on the nails and stripper pants on the bottom. Girl W.T.F?

  • julnyes

    the nails … what is going on there?

  • Lily-Rygh

    I think even Kelly Rowland knows, deep down, that there is only one person on the planet who should be wearing this look, and it’s Grace Motherfucking Jones.

  • oyeyemi808

    Dominique Deveraux wig from Dynasty