Olivia Munn in Michael Kors at the 2013 Golden Heart Awards Celebration

Posted on October 17, 2013

We can’t help but picture this dress in white. It would look infinitely better on her.

And yes, we realize the irony of us arguing against a color, since all we ever do anymore is bitch about its lack on the red carpets of the world. But look:


Olivia Munn attends God’s Love We Deliver 2013 Golden Heart Awards Celebration at Spring Studios in New York City in a Michael kors dress paired with Harry Winston jewelry.

That pee-yellow is doing her skin tone no favors. Granted, her skin tone is doing her no favors, since it was sprayed on her. And her makeup looks like it was applied 48 hours ago. And why wear such a va-va-voom dress if you’re going to sport yoga hair? And isn’t that zipper kind of distracting?

What we’re trying to say here is, we have quibbles. A lot of them. This could have worked really well with the right styling choice, but literally everthing after picking the dress was the wrong choice. And even then, they picked the wrong color for her.



[Photo Credit: GG/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Janet Mayer/PRPhotos.com]

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  • Sobaika

    I don’t get it. How are you that pretty and that fit and get free clothes from Michael Kors and hair and makeup professionally did (although no one would know from looking at these pictures) and get it wrong?

    • Sara

      Poor taste?

      • Sobaika

        Haha! Surely she can pay someone who can have taste on her behalf.

        • Sara

          Does poor taste buy poor taste?

          • SassieCassy

            fashion’s equivalent to the chicken or egg question.

    • Jessica Freeman

      To be fair, Michael is to blame for the god awful color. Maybe it looks nice against his spray tan or something…

    • jen

      Exactly! She should just stick to wearing bikinis because she always looks super hot in them but never quite right in clothes, which is so strange.

  • Good, sweet Lord, she is a hot, tacky mess. If she and Jenny McCarthy aren’t besties, they totes should be.

  • I honestly don’t like the dress even color aside.

  • ThaliaKat

    Crossing guard outfit gone glam. And, predictably, that didn’t work.

  • AzSportsGirl

    Grommett-Butt is painful. Owie.

    • AzSportsGirl

      Hmm. Those aren’t grommets.. but studs? Ah hell Grommett-Butt sounds better than stud-butt

      • alyce1213

        Stud-butt’s pretty damn good!

        • Heather

          Stud Butt sounds like a particularly naughty online handle. 🙂

  • tereliz

    Complicated dress for Kors. Y’all are right, it would be much easier to wear in a less complicated color.

    • TLJezebel

      Exactly. I thought it was Versace at first glance.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        I thought it was Versayce.

        • TLJezebel


      • understateddiva

        that’s because the exact color, gold studs, and similar shapes were in the 2012 rtw collection. If he were on PR, I’d say his inspiration was “too literal”

  • hughman

    She looks like a bean bag at a Palm Beach Chuck E Cheez.

    • Sobaika

      Your comments always have me rolling. On the floor. In convulsive fits of laughter.

  • NMMagpie

    TLo, I love you. Something about the tone of your commentary here just got to me (in a good way). It was like sitting on the porch talking about the folks walking by.

  • Judy_S

    Glam scuba diver.

    • MoHub

      Beat me to it. I wonder whether it was dyed in the toilet.

      • Judy_S

        Thanks! I knew my reaction came from somewhere. Kors was ripping off Ra’mon…

  • Jackie4g

    Who could successfully wear that color?

    • Rhonda Shore

      It’s pee yellow after taking a ton of vitamins…very few people on earth could pull it off. WIth all those grommets AND a peephole? It’s just tacky.

      • 3boysful

        Yes–I was thinking if this walked the PR runway, the Duchess would have “taste issues” with that 2-wayzipper and all the studs.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Isn’t this the same color that Carey Mulligan wore yesterday? I hated it then but today, with the “tan”, it looks much better (as a color). The dress itself is stripperific.

    • MoHub

      Actually, it’s one of my better colors, But the dress itself? Not for me at any stage in my life.

  • Diego!

    There’s only one way to describe this and it goes as following: Mariah Carey during her “The Emancipation of Mimi” era. (PERIOD). #Horror

  • Erica_Vuitton

    That first pic made me snort it looks so strippertastic. The rest are better, I actually like the make up, but this dress isn’t right for her.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Solange Knowles could probably wear that colour, but I can’t think of anyone else. I hate the zipper, the hair, the makeup, everything except Munn herself. I really enjoy Olivia Munn. I rarely enjoy what Olivia Munn wears.

    • kbshee

      I was thinking J. Lo.

  • PeggyOC

    Even picking the dress was a mistake. This is just a tacky piece of clothing.

  • MilaXX

    Not her dress. Even in white she would still need to step it up and actually comb her hair & put on some damn lipstick. Why is she always lipstick adverse? Is she afraid of Asian red lip stereotyping? Does she really think dead lips is the answer?

  • PastryGoddess


    Honey let this dress go so a Kardashian can have it

    • random_poster

      Yes. It’s just that level of tacky.

  • Blair Sylvester

    This dress feels so Versace . The bright yellow color, the studs, the slit, the zipper. This might be the first designer this is not your dress

    • MilaXX

      Until I read the caption, I thought it was Versace.

      • Blair Sylvester

        Me too. I was very surprised .

  • Julie Chase

    The whole thing is terrible, starting with the color and ending with the length. And the slit, WHY??

    • kirkyo

      My main problem is the entire bottom third of the dress.

  • I hate the zip, I hate the colour, her eyeliner is melting and she looks like she’s about to pop a rivet.

  • Is it yellow or lime? It looks different in different photos – not that I am in favor of either.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I don’t think Michael Kors should be her go-to designer.

  • alyce1213

    I’m so sick of that yellow already.

  • Janet B

    Zipper front dresses are not a thing I want to see often.

  • Miss WKS

    Dude, if your pee is this color you best get yourself to a doctor, pronto….

    • That’s the colour your pee goes if you take Berocca.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I also think perhaps it would have looked nice in a royal blue. I also think with all the studs, that nutty zipper in the front wasn’t needed…it would have been more interesting as an either/or, but not both…

  • Imasewsure

    I’m not sure why but I actually like the dress but any type of jewel tone or white would have been infinitely better… this color,,, NO

  • AmeliaEve

    That front zipper makes me think of the Vanity Fair velour lounge robes that my mom and grandma used to wear. It just needs a tassel on the pull.

  • housefulofboys

    Here’s something nice I can say: I like that she lets her freckles shine through in all their wonder. Lucy Liu also isn’t afraid of her freckles.

  • Town

    I like the dress, just not on her. I hate whoever does her eye makeup. Her eyes just look WRONG.

    That color would look AMAZING on somebody with a darker skin tone. Orange? Not so much.

  • newleaf1

    Well…I like her ring. Isn’t that something?

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    In the words of MK: “It manages to be both matronly and vulgar!”

    • boweryboy

      Also in the words of MK: “Slutty. Slutty. Slutty.”

    • MoHub

      Except that he designed this.

  • tmchale

    The last picture shows the body shimmer on her shoulders and it’s terrible.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    “Wanna watch me pop my rivets?”

  • boweryboy

    Oh boy. That dress looks like something a porn star would wear to accept her Best Orgasm trophy at the Adult Video Awards.

  • RussellH88

    Is the zipper designed to make it easy to turn this dress into a cape?

    Does she put on a mask and fight crime as The Body, America’s Newest and Nakedest Superhero?

  • It’s just an ugly dress is all.

  • Constant Reader

    Bedazzled banana.

  • vitaminC

    Tacky as hell.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    My goodness, she looks like Suzanne Pleshette, the Early Years, in these pictures. Yeah, she also looks like a tennis ball. Or maybe a tennis court. But also like Suzanne Pleshette.

    • alyce1213

      That’s the color – tennis ball yellow! Don’ like it.

  • bertkeeter

    On the dress…the studded detail (as tacky as it can be) should have gone down into the flare part at bottom…otherwise looks like an add on OR production cost issue….would have made this “better”. Agree on zipper….So Project Runway!

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Christ Almighty! It’s like the late ’80s/early ’90s gay club scene rendered in dress form. I wouldn’t be surprised if the studs were gold plated ecstasy tablets.

  • willworktomorrow

    I agree that this would be stunning in white, and I’d also like to see it stop at the knee. It would be sleek and edgy and so sexy. All that stuff below the knee is just a distraction.

  • MoHub

    Formal wetsuit.

  • Joey Melliza

    GIRL THAT IS NOT YOUR DRESS!!!!!!…. Ru Paul Needs it back pronto!

  • Rebecca Harvey

    Such a pretty girl, in such an ugly dress.

  • Matthew Davie

    That zipper puts it right into stripper territory for me.

  • crash1212

    Coulda been a contender…but it went all wrong.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    God, it’s just so awful on so many levels. Ugly color, grommets, too tight (and when it’s too tight on such an awesome bod, you know you have trouble), slit too high, cut outs – I mean, the list just goes on!

  • nannypoo

    It looks like some kind of a diving suit. She really looks awful.

  • Tatiana Luján

    The amateur makeup and the spray tan do her no favours, but the dress itself is sriking.

  • i love, LOVE the color. you can keep all your white dresses. the spray on tan, not so much. and she forgot to do her hair. oh well…

  • Ugh.

  • decormaven

    There’s a little too much golden glow going on here. The cutout at the bust looks like a tiny screen. Will cartoons dance across it?

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I love the color of the dress, but not on her. Yes that zipper is distracting and should probably been an invisible zipper in the side seam. And if you’re going to pull your hair back you should use even tension so you don’t have a dent in the side of your head. She is so cute and should look better than this all things considered.

  • formerlyAnon

    But let us note that that’s a pretty rad dress for Mr. Kors. A little silly, though.

  • lobsterlen

    It never fails with her … the shiny forehead. Its so glaring. I beacon so we find Olivia in the dark and fog by the light of her forehead.

  • webslice33

    color is meh, but props to her for being sexy and not frail skinny…

  • mickiemonkey

    The studs look like massive pre-surgery mapping. Could be remade into a Halloween costume.

  • All I see is Pacman.

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  • Slutty banana.

  • Trickytrisha

    That’s a stripper dress if I ever saw one. I can just see her teasing the male audience by prancing around to ba boom ba boom music and unzipping an inch at a time from bottom and top.

    She’s awfully pretty though.

  • Sadie-Ann

    I find that anything skin tight in that color just looks like scuba gear.

  • SophieCollier

    That is kind of a skeezy dress design, to be honest.

  • thatguy9

    This isnt Versace? Whaaaaa?

  • quiltrx

    That has to be one of the most sallow yellows I have ever seen!

  • Jacob Bowen

    A little greener and I would have LOVED this dress. I don’t hate it but the color is ehhh. The zipper hanging at crotch level is DEFINITELY distracting, but I can live with staring at Olivia Munn’s crotch (as long as it’s clothed).

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Why is it that everything she wears looks skeezy? Maybe it’s just that I irrationally dislike her.

    • Laura F.

      You are not alone in that feeling.

      This girl must be super skinny in real life, but on top of everything else, the dress makes her look blocky. Fire your stylist, B-List McTryHard.

  • marlie

    All I see is ‘Versace-lite.’ Nothing here works for me; not the dress, her hair, or her makeup.

  • jw_ny

    just looks like a wetsuit made into a gown to me.

  • Krysta

    I really hate center-slit skirts–they always look like they’re on sideways to me.

  • bellafigura1

    The color is the least of this dress’s problems.