Avril Lavigne in Vivienne Westwood on “Good Morning America”

Posted on November 06, 2013

We can’t honestly say that we’ve been following her style evolution enough to know it well, but this doesn’t feel right for her.



Avril Lavigne at ABC Studios in New York City for an appearance on ‘Good Morning America’ in Vivienne Westwod.

Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Fall 2013 Sea Monster Falcon Dress


It’s actually kind of a cute dress, although the shape is a bit dowdy while the print is a bit juvenile; a truly odd combo for one garment. It doesn’t look horrible on her, but the cocker spaniel hair and the heavy eye makeup don’t do a thing for the look, nor do the Silly Putty shoes. It’s all kind of a mess, the longer we look at it.

You’d think Vivienne Westwood would be a good fit for her, but she picked the twee side of Westwood and it just makes her look frumpy.



[Photo Credit: Dara Kushner/INFphoto.com, viviennewestwood.co.uk]

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  • Ginny Ellsworth

    OMG! OMG! Totally not the place for it and I am sorry but the Miss Universe country costumes are out!!!!!! I can’t wait for the TLO captions!!!!

    • Karen Belgrad

      I look forward to this every year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Danielle

        Me too!!!

    • Karen Belgrad

      And Miss USA is un-frick-in-real!!!!

    • Introspective

      Girl Ive been waiting for that post since i saw the pics Mon nite. USA is an optimus prime voltron clusterfuck. I cannot deal with the anticipation!!!!

  • RussellH88

    It looks like someone glues cutouts from Tiger Beat magazine and and glued it to their grandmother’s ugly tablecloth.

    At least she’s smiling as opposed to flipping the bird and acting like she has a reason to be angry.

    • quiltrx

      She’s dating Chad Kroeger, isn’t that reason enough?

      • Karen Belgrad

        Married to him.

        • quiltrx

          Ew, I didn’t realize they’d tied the knot.

    • Douglas Chapman

      YESS!! That fabric is TRULY fugly. BUT..it looks better on her (maybe the smile at how silly it looks??) than the model.

  • Donyelle

    That design looks like my old Trapper Keeper

  • Danielle

    The happiest place on Earth is the comments section of a Yahoo article about Avril Lavigne and that dude from Nickelback.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Not a fan, but I think if she just did her combat boot thing, she’d be on track here.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      Yea, I was thinking tougher shoes would be a step up. Granted, any shoe is tougher than silly putty heels. and is it just me, or is there a dinosaur head on the dress?

    • cocohall

      That was my immediate thought. Dr. Martens and a distressed leather jacket to take these from twee to tough.

  • Jackass. (Rational Hate List Member.)

  • quiltrx

    Again, some Westwood dresses just need the hair piled atop the head. And invisible shoes are just plain wrong.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      Do you think if she piled up a HBC hairdo and added some wicked witch boots, it would improve this look? I agree getting her hair out of her face would help but this dress makes her look pudgy and I don’t think she is.

      • Qitkat

        It’s such an awkwardly designed dress, and not at all fitted properly, that adds to the pudgy effect.

      • quiltrx

        you’re right, it makes her look bigger than she is…I’d still like to see the HBC treatment to see if it improves.

  • Rhonda Shore

    oh no…and with the middle part yet.

  • Kendall Cross

    Is it me, or does she look like La Kidman in some of those shots?

    • Rhonda Shore

      it’s you…no offense!

    • Alloy Jane

      No, I see it too.

  • Qitkat

    Did not know that Vivienne Westwood and twee were ever in the same conversation!

  • epenthesis

    The shoe is wrong, and it was a good decision to put the model in hose, but I don’t have an objection to the dress or the styling from the neck up. It’s a busy effect, but she looks cute.

  • I can see why she’d think Westwood, but this was not a good choice.

  • teensmom99

    I love the sleeves on the model. And I hate her hair.

  • kipper

    I really like the dress – just the styling is off , a ” punkier ” shoe and some stockings….

  • Not that she had Punk cred to begin with, though she sure thought she did, but a silly putty shoe is punishable by immediate stripping of Punk/Rocker cred. Even for Canadians.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Biel trying to be impressive and Avril existing at all: Are you boys trying to rile me up?

  • Another in the parade of hiddy. The hair extensions are nasty looking. Although I bet she had a lot of orthodonture as a kid–those are some perfect teeth, and a great smile.

  • Diego!

    OMG… NO honey. NO! Take it off and send it back with no ‘Thank You’ card.

  • jw_ny

    the dress is ok for her, she just didn’t edge the whole look up with accessories/styling. That hair…overwhelming and unflattering.

  • flamingoNW

    I like the runway version much better

  • Trickytrisha

    The sleeved version is edgier and sleeker. Unlike our uncles, I wouldn’t have thought Avril was a Westwood kinda gal – kinda turns out she isn’t.

  • Janet B

    The long sleeves might have been an improvement

  • As soon I saw the title, I read “Avril Lavigne ruins Vivienne Westwood”.

    • Alloy Jane


      I think this girl should be launched into space without a suit or any other sort of apparatus that would allow her to live.

  • Has she ever really had an identifiable style?

    • Imasewsure

      I would say Skater Girl Grunge was her go-to for a long while

      • MilaXX

        She’s too old for it and can’t figure out how to dress like a grown up.

        • Imasewsure

          Yes but at least she chose Westwood and not Marchesa!! We have to be thankful for that

    • LipstickForPigs

      She was much more authentic when she stuck to her skater-girl style. This overly girly BUT STILL EDGY OMG is so not working for her. Also, plz to update the hair.

      • majorbedhead

        She needs to take some lessons from Gwen Stefani.

        • LipstickForPigs

          Right? She is veering a little close to Spearsville and needs to revamp into a full Stefani.

    • kimmeister

      The last time I saw her was years ago, as a guest judge during the American Idol auditions. She was wearing a hoodie that had little devil horns on the hood (or maybe they were cat ears, I just know they protruded). I’ve never seen her without heavy black eyeliner.

  • sagecreek

    Yikes. Too much hair, too much skirt. Not too much Sharpie; I think we all know you can never have too much Sharpie.

  • PeaceBang

    Well Avril Lavigne, as I live and breathe. Who knew?

  • Sorry, imho that is one of the more ghastly textiles I’ve seen this year.

    • carnush

      Exactly. It’s just plain ugly.

  • slizzy

    Not crazy about the print (is that the Loch Ness Monster on the skirt? ok, maybe I kind of like that). And the shoes go without saying. But as a very fair skinned gal, I appreciate that Westwood seems to make ghostly paleness look like a feature, not a bug.

  • Imasewsure

    I don’t hate the print or the style but the longer sleeves were better to me. Still like the fact that she’s going for VW even if it isn’t quite working. Hate the spaniel hair (but I almost always do)

  • E. D.

    She needs to do something different with her hair.

  • Shawn EH

    Should have kept the sleeves, much more chic that way.

  • mmebam

    Some Converses and a topknot would help.

  • MilaXX

    As styled on the model, it is within her wheelhouse. The problem is she finally realized she is too old for the skater girl, emo goth look and she can’t quite get a handle on how to dress as an adult.

  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    Poor girl is apparently unable to close her mouth.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Dowdy is the word. Also messy and sad.

  • Sonja Brisson

    Lumpy, bumpy, frumpy and wazzup with all the celebs with shoes that don’t fit??

  • girl, get that uncapped permanent marker away from the vivienne westwood NOW!!! Prontito!!! sheesh, the grandmother in me is coming unglued. i want to just reach in the monitor and grab it out of her hand!

  • GTrain

    Can’t stand her. But looking at it semi-objectively, the dress makes her look thick around the middle and I’m sure she’s tiny.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Well, this dress is as juvenile as her music. She also used (uses?) a star as her logo

  • marlie

    This dress should totally fit her quasi-rocker aesthetic, especially with the removal of the sleeves, but the styling is all wrong. She needs edgier hair and shoes and this could have worked.

  • MandyM

    But this is how she always looks. She is never fashionable. This is her standard eye make up and her hair is normally stick straight but it still just hangs there. This dress is exactly like the normal crap she’s always worn minus the black leather and safety pins. It is only the shoes that are out of character. They are not Doc Marten boots.

  • MissWix

    She picks the twee side of EVERYTHING. Of course this is what she’s wearing. Does it look like Hot Topic threw up all over it? Check! Is it unflattering? Check!

  • RoseJB

    Why did she take all of the punk out of it? She could have rocked the runway look.

  • Laura Renee

    That dress should be shown in the dictionary next to the word “garish.”

  • Tashina Savage

    Its like Hot Topic meets Stepford Wives. A Trapper Keeper folder or a table cloth. Hate it.

  • judybrowni

    At least, somewhere along the way, she lost the horrific sleeves.

  • E2_Remote

    If you want to see some truly atrocious eyeliner, check out her Wikipedia entry.

  • AmeliaEve

    She’s the bizarro Taylor Swift!

  • decormaven

    Dress is improperly fitted and as other BKs have noted, some boots would have kicked this up a notch. Hair length too long for her petite stature.

  • Aurumgirl

    They just stuffed her into that dress. It needs to be altered to fit her. And then someone should have slapped those cheap looking shoes right out of her hands when she tried to put them on.

  • BeeBeauNYC

    In the death cage match of rocker girl style, Gwen Stefani will always take down Avril Lavigne. Sorry Avril!

  • Kent Roby

    A little bit of that print goes a long way. Like, maybe use it as piping only. I love Westwood’s wackiness, but this would be auf’ed in PR’s print challenge.

  • Clearly she has bad taste… she married the Schnauzer singer of Nickelback.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I like the way it was styled on the model much better.

    • Candigirl1968

      I think it would have worked better for Avril too.

  • Nan

    This actually looked much better in motion. Caught a clip of her performance on the show, and thought she looked great.

  • Mary Lauer

    Sigh. Took an interesting dress and had it turned into a 50s Kansas girl picnic blanket material dress. 8-((

  • ItAin’tMe

    The model’s dress is much different, isn’t it? The sleeves, obviously, but the skirt too.

  • mightbewrong

    What style evolution? ‘Middle-schooler raiding Hot Topic’ has been her schtick since -I- was in middle school, but at least one of us grew out of it. Extra points if she did her nails with the sharpie.

  • Alexis Peñafuerte Wenceslao

    Oh yuck. This girl.

  • spooki C

    She looks terrible, as usual. I don’t think she’ll ever stop dressing like a 14 year old.

  • littlemac8

    I’m beginning to think the latest hair trend will be wearing extensions to your waist to show how sexually desirable you are as an up and coming celebrity. That hair looks like a wig or a hate. Oh, I could go on and on!