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/,]

    • 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.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        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?

    • annabelle archer

      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!

    • International Model

      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


    • marshmallowjane

      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.

    • NurseEllen

      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!

    • foodycatAlicia

      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!

    • marshmallowjane

      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?

    • Vera

      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