Naya Rivera in Pamella Roland at Elle’s Women in Hollywood Celebration

Posted on October 23, 2013

Oh, honey. We’re all for putting the goods on display and wearing something that turns heads, but…

“Glee” star Naya Rivera attends Elle’s 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills, California in a Pamella Roland jumpsuit.

Pamella Roland Spring 2014 Collection

Girl, that’s just tacky.

We don’t mind the boobage display, but the fishnet sleeves and the too-long flared pants don’t exactly speak of fabulous or chic. It looks like an outfit you’d buy at a casino gift shop.

We sense that Naya is looking to J Lo for her style guidance. We think that’s smart, because she resembles her and because we just love a delicious, All About Eve-style generational Hollywood tale. But she hasn’t quite mastered J Lo’s (largely unmaster-able) trick of looking tacky and chic at the same time. Not that J Lo hasn’t had her share of flat-out tacky messes, but her divatude tends to paper over any style failures.







[Photo Credit: Janice Ogata/, IMAXtree]

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  • MoHub

    Oh myyy!

  • nannypoo


  • So I assume from this outfit that she is comfortable with the fact that hardly anyone will look at her face all evening?

    • And such a pretty face, too!

      • Granted, gurl has some amazing boobage going on, but why take attention away from her lovely face?

        • I think it all always comes down to “fuckability.” Female stars still get cast according to their perceived fuckability, and if if you’re a starlet on TV show that’s about to end, and you’d like to make the leap to something else then I suspect putting the girls on display on the red carpet is a way to get the attention of the straight men who make a lot of the decisions what matter in Hollywood. I think this is what we see with Lea Michele, too.

          • filmcricket

            She’s also got a record to promote, and has apparently stated that she’d like to be the next JLo. (She’s even gone so far as to get herself her own rapper.)

            What bothers me most about this is that she looks like a well preserved 36 rather than the 26 she actually is. I don’t get why people in Hollywood can’t dress their age. We have women in their 40s wearing frilly frocks, and women in their 20s wearing, well, this.

          • Personally, I think she could aim higher than JLo, in terms of professional accomplishment. I know Miss Lopez has done pretty well for herself — I should have such a career — but I don’t think JLo has become quite the true megastar she clearly intended to be, and I think Naya is more talented at the end of the day (unless that’s all auto-tuned).

          • Mary229

            Some of it’s autotune but I tend to agree. Naya has more natural vocal talent (and dance talent) than JLo ever had. And I agree with you that JLo is not the megastar she intended to be. I think she set out to be considered a legit actress and somewhere along the line her acting career died.

          • ampg

            This is an excellent point – there’s a certain point at which skin exposure stops giving off the “young and hot” vibe and starts giving off the “aging and desperate to appear young and hot” vibe. This look definitely crosses that line.

      • Fordzo

        A shayna punim! And you dress like this. Why?

        • mickiemonkey

          omg, such a great expression! Who is looking at the face!

  • shirab

    I’m not that knowledgeable about makeup, but isn’t that an awful lot of bronzer or something on her forehead, of all places? (Not that most eyes will be drawn to her forehead in this getup.)

    • filmcricket

      Yeah, it is. She practically looks sunburnt.

    • Carleenml

      I can’t unsee it now – it’s like a headband.

      • PeaceBang

        I think what happened is that someone left the airbrush on and aimed at her forehead while he reached for his coffee.

    • yeah, the makeup makes it look swollen or bruised : (

    • ItsDicey

      Yep, that’s some BAD “contouring”.

  • BayTampaBay

    She looks like a Kardashian…need I say more???

    • 3boysful


      • Rhonda Shore

        “It looks like an outfit you’d buy at a casino gift shop.”

        • Erica

          Or on a cruise ship!

    • zenobar

      In a Kardashian Kollection getup from the klearance rack at Sears.

    • Victor Beiramar Diniz

      she looks like she’s poledancing for the upcoming lifetime bipoic “kk: third time’s a charm’…

    • ItsDicey

      Spot on. Wish I’d seen your comment before I’d posted.

  • I think Single White Female-ing JLo is a little more accurate.

    (eta – I fully expect murder by stiletto.)

    • For two Latinas?

      • I wasn’t thinking ethnicity so much as life story, dating choices, style choices, and I smell onions face giving.

        • Carleenml

          Single Latina Chica. The sequel.

  • mjude

    I saw a close up of her & thought she looked pretty, now with entire view…NO. those sleeves hurt me so early in the morning.

  • Karen Belgrad

    If Cindy Crawford was “Baby Gia”, can we just start calling Naya “Baby JLo” and be done with it?

    • Telperion

      Baby Kim K for me.

      • Imasewsure

        I was thinking Kris unfortunately. Looks like something she would try to rock (yuck)

  • Emily Smith

    She has fantastic boobs is all I really took away from this.

    • Do we think those are entirely home-grown, or might they be store-bought?

      • MoHub

        I’m guessing store-bought.

        • Fordzo

          Yeah. There’s a good deal of space between them.

          • MoHub

            And they look very, very solid.

          • Mary229

            They don’t have any natural sag. I don’t care if she’s 26—breasts that big aren’t shaped like that unless you paid for them.

        • Telperion

          Store bought, it’s well known

      • filmcricket

        Store bought, definitely.

      • Emily Smith

        Even if they are store bought, she got good ones.

  • Ediths_Head

    It’s probably beside the point, but the necklace is also terrible.

    • marlie

      Honestly, I had to go back and look to see that she was wearing a necklace.

  • gsk241

    Cruise director on the “Pearl Necklace” cruise ship.

  • Fordzo

    At least someone is finally wearing some jewelry.

  • 3boysful

    And that necklace is awful–looks cheap, doesn’t enhance outfit, etc.

  • LadyCelia

    She looks like a Solid Gold dancer.

    • poggi

      This made me laugh. When my kid wants some horrible tacky dress or insists on wearing every bit of plastic jewelry she has gotten in a party gift bag or pulled out of a gumball machine at once, I think back to Solid Gold dancers because that’s what I thought glamor was when I was 7.

  • Jessica Freeman

    A better fit, less boob exposure and tossing that necklace in the trash and we’d up be up to something only slightly better.

  • wisenhar

    Hmm, I actually like this quite a bit. If it had a nice long skirt with a Jolie slit instead of the pants, I would have loved it.

  • hillmad

    She is slipping into Kardashian territory…someone, please pull her back!

    • MoHub

      Slipping? I’d say she’s rushing headlong.

      • hillmad


      • marlie

        And has been for a while now.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    This is giving off distinct “Kardashian Kollektion” vibes, and that’s not a good thing. She’ gorgeous, yes, I can understand that she wants to show off her figure, but that is a bit too much boobage on display.

  • poggi

    Oh, if JLo would consent ever to being portrayed as the over-the-hill diva that would be hysterical (not necessarily a good movie) but if they put that on tv I would watch it.

  • NMMagpie

    This took me back to the 1970s. Barbie disco realness.

  • ashtangajunkie

    The sleeves trouble me more than the cleavage, but only slightly. If the sleeves were solid or gone altogether, the front was sewn up to a less “here they are” place, and it was properly hemmed, I’d probably like this a lot. Lot of “ifs” there so I guess I should have been more succinct and said that I hate it in the first place.

  • KinoEye

    Taking off those godawful sleeves would have improved this a lot. Granted, it would still be on the tacky side, but those sleeves… they hurt my feelings.

  • cocohall

    This is strategy dressing, I think. Who are the two most famous latinas currently? JLo and Sophia Vergara. Who are both 40ish, by the by. I think she is a very very smart girl who is trying to springboard into that group and leave the Cheerio uniform and the other Gleeks behind. Nothing signals you are not a high school cheerleader quite like the visible underboob cleavage. Which is impressive, whether real or enhanced. My guess is she has gotten some push back in Hollywood about being too young or the girl from the high school show and she wants to change lanes. I’ve seen her dressed casually and she is quite capable of looking her age and very urban. But, dear, Nicolette Sheridan has called and she wants her jumpsuit back.

  • Aaminah Khan

    I dunno, I kinda like it. I think she looks just a little bit fierce.

  • BPlease

    I really don’t like her personal style, which for me can be summed up as ‘underboob.’ Toujours underboob. Ugh.

  • Kate Andrews

    This is more Kim K than JLo.

  • quiltrx

    I would actually kind of like this if the pants were hemmed and there was NO underboob. I’m sure all the other ‘Women in Hollywood’ were talking about how whoreish she looks.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t hate this. She needs to lose the necklace and hem the pants, but I think the jumpsuit is okay. Maybe use a bit of body tape for the underboob situation, but it’s not the worse thing we’ve seen.

  • boweryboy

    Gurl, no. I can smell the skank through my computer monitor. Stop taking style tips from Kim K please.

  • GoBlue134

    I think she looks good. Girl crush.

  • Sunraya

    She looks like one of the Kardashians here. And I do mind the boobage – why show the whole thing except the nipple? Just seems so gratuitious.

  • Mudskipper

    Oh, girl… If you put your fabulously shaped goods on display in such a dress, relax and own it! Don’t look scared for your life, it spoils everything.

    • J. Preposterice

      exactly! if JLo was wearing this, she’d be all “HOLA LOVERS, LOOK HERE, I AM SIZZLING TODAY.” Naya looks like…”hi um you guys, um hi, um, do you like my pantsuit?” No attitude at all!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Totally thought it was Kim K in the thumbnail, so no hunny, no

  • ana170

    I’m getting a 90s Toni Braxton vibe for some reason.

  • Kelly

    Her breasts seem so obviously enhanced and not natural that she looks like a sci-fi story robot: inflatable doll comes to life. That’s the main problem for me; the tackiness, while undeniable, is secondary.

  • ChristySchiff

    I don’t know, as an outfit for an event called “Women in Hollywood” I think she nailed it. Maybe not the role we *want* for women in Hollywood, but this sums up the current state of affairs.

  • marlie

    There’s nothing wrong with showing off the girls, but I’m just bothered by the fact that you can clearly see the curvature of the underside of her breasts. That’s just a bit much for me.

    And really, do we need another JLo?

    • JauntyJohn

      Ok, for some reason now I have Tina Turner in my head singing “We don’t need another hero” but saying “JLo” instead of hero.

  • I thought this was Kim Khardashian…

  • hellkell

    Even drag queens wouldn’t wear that suit.

  • YoungSally

    JLo or Kimye

  • thecitysleeps

    She always looks tacky in public now. It’s sad.

  • stubbornthoughts

    This has Kardashian written all over it. And that is never a good thing.

  • Diego!

    From neck up, she looks superb… the rest is just hideous, ant it’s a pitty since she rocks the red carpet! Besides being tacky, her pants are not fitted properly!

  • Danielle

    I love those sleeves but I wish they had been balanced out with a much higher neckline!

  • SylviaFowler

    Who is going to break the news to her that not everyone is as fascinated with her implants as she is?

  • jjjoy

    yeah, tacky. looks way better on the model. i’d like to know what lipstick she’s wearing though.

  • Imasewsure

    From the Naya Kardashian Collection for Kmart…. yuck

  • webslice33

    it’s not her’s Kim Kardashian’s!

    • webslice33

      lol i have not read previous comments, and damn i’m not the only one who saw this as a kardashian look lol

  • Erica_Vuitton

    J Lo is a compliment! For me this looks borderline Kardashian.

  • Uncle Spike

    And this is why I just can’t with this crowd here. I love me some Naya, and I think this look rocks. Castigate me, stone me, laugh at me, whatever. Incidentally, why are we even bringing up Kardashian? Why are we fanning this flame? Can we just let that train leave the station, people?

  • BrooklynBomber

    She’s crazy to pull attention away from that gorgeous face.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She looks absolutely Kardashian. 🙁

  • demidaemon

    Is it weird that I like this? Because I strangely do.

    • MaggieMae

      Yes, it’s weird you like it. How does it look this morning?

      • demidaemon

        I still like it, except for the hem. 😉

  • Dan_In_NYC

    Whoever said it last time she was featured – and also this time: Kardashian. And she could (and should) be so much better than that.

  • Kate4queen

    how do her boobs stay up like that? It’s like magic.

  • Hetha Innis

    I thought of J-Lo immediately on viewing the thumbnail. I agree that’s what she’s aiming for, but the result is more Kim K. than J-Lo. God this woman is gorgeous, though!

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Worse than JLo. Kardashian in Paris.

  • kimiakay

    JLo has that little glitter in her eye that says “Isn’t this fun? It’s a hoot, huh? Come on, you know you love me.” I think a lot of the time she doesn’t take herself that seriously. Miss Naya is young and beautiful and wants to impress and be the hottest in the room. Which she is, and that means she will put it all on display to underline her hotness. Don’t try so hard, Naya. This almost works. Listen to your uncles.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    She looks like the lost Kardashian sister.

  • ItsDicey

    Craaaaaazy tacky. She’s giving great Kardashian face, though.

  • Akmall Razlan

    Yes, she has great body figure but too much boobs! Even Michael Kors says NO! uh-uh girl! if you want to show you boobies, go to strip club and there you can show as much as you can. Compete with others, on the other side, I personally think that this outfit is quite amazing but the pants are too long, look at that! please. TAILOR!!

  • Zubair Ghumro

    Removing those sleeves would’ve been an improvement!

  • PeaceBang

    This is very “Siegfried & Roy’s Baby Sister.”