GTNYD: Lucy Hale in Julien MacDonald at the 2013 CMA Awards

Posted on November 07, 2013

“Tonight,” Lucy said breathlessly to her stylist, who was either

  1. a bird-like woman who eats just enough so that she can hold a smartphone and yell into it, or
  2. a bird-like gay man with an air of self importance and way too many accessories on at one time,

“Tonight, I want to go to the CMAs dressed like a GODDESS! The Goddess of BEIGE.”

And thus it came to pass.

Lucy Hale attends the 2013 CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee in a Julien MacDonald dress paired with earrings by Joan Hornig and Dana Rebecca Designs, an EF Collection ring, and Dana Rebecca Designs bangles.

Julien MacDonald Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Sadie Pinn

Sweetie, we hate to say it, but you’re not woman enough for that dress. Not that we think it’s  a fabulous dress on the wrong wearer, but if you put this on the right wearer (we’re thinking Viola Davis) it would look ridiculously better than this. It’s a classic Girl, That’s Not Your Dress. Pack it up and ship it off to Miss Viola, hon. Except the shoes. Those you can burn.




[Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images,]

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  • RussellH88

    This looks like a last minute slapped together Unconventional Material Challenge entry where the designer knew they sucked but tried to argue that they were using hardware to make a “dramatic neckpiece” and they didn’t want the rest of the garment to pull attention away it.

    • marlie

      Or they decided at the very, very last minute that they hated their design, and just made something out of a few yards of fabric that they draped around the model.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Send it to Ashley Madekwe.

  • Pantyhose colored, complete with runs.

  • KingCrazy

    I don’t think it is nearly as bad as you guys are making it sound.

    I do hate the shoes, and the purse though.

  • TrixieConQueso

    Of ALL the dresses on the designer rack – someone said – “That One.” Hiddy.

  • paginatrix

    This reminds me of a guy I knew in college, who (in honor of the Police song “King of Pain”) we dubbed The King of Beige. Sing along, Lucy!

  • vwinsloe

    Is that a tragically huge snag in the fabric just above her purse?

    • YES.

    • alyce1213

      There are at least a couple of them (see pic 3).That fabric is atrocious and the minaudière probably caught on it all over by the end pf the night.

      • AnneElliot

        I had to instantly Google “minaudière.” If I can learn how to pronounce it, that will be my new Word of the Day. Bless the BKs for their amazing vocabularies!

        • Jacob Bowen

          TLO used “minaudiere” in a post like 2 days ago.

    • SewingSiren

      Uh oh. Somebody is not getting their deposit back.

      • Mebbe she can use the extra FOOT of fabric puddling around on the ground to fix the snagged spots. Nobody will notice…

      • A run like that you can massage back into shape from the back.

    • Heather

      Yes. Probably caused by said purse.

    • makeityourself

      Yes. As soon as I saw it I thought “snag above the bag.”

  • oat327

    It’s not a pretty dress, she looks stubby in it, and it does belong on someone whose skin color isn’t the same color as the dress. But it’s not THAT horrible. Compared to some of the other just wretched dresses we’ve seen on here.

  • MoHub

    Her poor little pinky toes are trying so hard to slip out of those shoes!

  • Blair Sylvester

    it looks like it might be blue/gray and peach? it is kind of striking on the model

  • marcia miller

    I don’t think the dress would be that bad IF it were a bold color (ruby red, royal blue, emerald green) and it were shortened to floor level. I think it could be quite pretty. Shoes need to be metallic.

    • Imasewsure

      But it still wouldn’t look right on her though… needs a different ‘tude and probably a more seasoned fashion veteran

  • It’s mega hard for pale people to make pale beiges pop. If this had been a deep plum and those shoes destroyed and kept the copper accenting, this would have been a good goddess moment.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I love deep plum on pale people.

  • I am suddenly craving a nap. I just want to crawl into a sumptuous bed, with creamy, satin sheets, turn on a white noise machine and sleep the rest of the day away. I can’t imagine why.

  • Karen Belgrad

    “My colors are blush and bashful”
    “Your colors are pink and pink”

    • Ginger

      “If you can’t say something nice, come sit by me!”

  • elemspbee

    That garment is a mess–stained, snagged, s’mess on her.

  • shopgirl716

    A short woman in a mullet dress = bad idea. We spend the whole night stepping on the hem. And she needs color!

  • marlie

    This is a dress that requires constant movement to *really* work. And less ugly/clunky shoes.

    • Clueless_Jock

      Yes, without a wind machine it turns into a negligee.

  • cakecakecake

    pretty makeup but godawful, completely shapeless dress. ugh.

    • cakecakecake

      Send this tent over to Pregnant Drew Barrymore. She’ll know what to do with it.

  • Belvane

    As someone with wide feet, my little piggies are squealing in sympathy at the sight of hers squeezed into those shoes.

  • PeggyOC

    We may need a new category. It’s a Brownian dress. It only looks good when in motion.

  • Laura Renee

    What on earth did her toes do to deserve that?

  • Jessica Freeman

    It’s a shame the dress is so bad, because from the neck up she’s looking pretty good.

  • boweryboy

    To her credit, at least the shoes fit.

    Also, I’m officially declaring beige is no longer a color. I repeat, beige is no longer a color. Stylists take note.

    • Yer right on the beige; amen to that! But I think her pinky toes disagree on the shoe fit.

  • hughman

    “Do people think I’m Stevie Nicks??”
    “Oh honey, people think you’re Stevie Wonder.”

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Pretty face though.

  • YoungSally

    Why does the model look like Marilyn Manson?

    • marlie

      UGH. Have you SEEN Marilyn Manson lately?

      • YoungSally

        I wasted 15 minutes on him while trying to watch Talking Dead…..bloated and well….if he is going to keep doing that look, he needs to go on the Iggy Pop diet.

  • MilaXX

    What the Uncles said.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Also known as her lesser name, Goddess of Fancy Curtains.

  • Danielle

    If this had been an emerald color, I would have fawned all over it.

  • Jaye Tyler

    Those eyes tho. Damn, that’s some good makeup.

    • Right? She should play Jaimie Alexander’s sister in something.

  • 3boysful

    Thank you for wanting the shoes to burn. They look like they are cutting into her ankles.

  • decormaven

    Pretty girl, wrong dress. Straps of the shoes cut the vertical line- not good. And why doesn’t the mani match the pedi? I like the pedi color- the mani is too washed out.

  • Terri Terri

    This is giving me 1970’s “Qiana, the Miracle Fabric!”

  • Kent Roby

    Oh, Hunty, if you’re going to commit to this colorless look, please have the sense to shave the sides of your head (like the model) to give it a bit of “edge”.

  • lunchcoma

    I don’t hate her in the dress, but I don’t love it, either.

    But the stripper heels are tragic, and I don’t understand why her manicure doesn’t match her pedicure.

  • Not applicable

    I was thinking Rachel Zoe or Nicole Richie- you need to be a skeleton to pull off this type of dress…

  • ThaliaMenninger

    It’s a Pocohantas dress, and that will never be okay, not even on Viola Davis.

  • crash1212

    Everything from the neck up is totally working for me. This dress is a disaster though…on anybody I fear, even Miss Viola. Anyone else attempting to wear it should rethink a clutch with nubbins though…that cheap looking fabric snags like crazy!

  • StylishDreaming

    That dress is terribly unfitting for a petite girl like Lucy. She literally looks about four feet tall.

  • Alexis Boucher

    Tried being open minded until I saw that even her fingernails are beige. Nope, nope, nope.

  • Andrea Lentz

    whoa beautiful eyes though

  • frannyprof

    Her pinky toes were probably popping out of those shoes all night.

  • Trickytrisha

    I thought this was a Kardashian.

  • rondele

    Pretty makeup, but oh god those shoes!

  • Call me Bee

    This is an awesome dress–not on her. She looks like a kid playing dress-up. And oooh whomever lent her this dress is gonna be really mad about that bad snag on the hip.

  • AndreaSkates

    It’s not anyone’s dress who isn’t standing a) in front of a wind machine; or b) on the coast of the Peloponnese at sunset (same wind effect, better lighting).

  • quiltrx

    This is a Venice Film Festival dress. And not for a mere mortal. Great for those ‘sunset on the canal’ shots they do. But not much else.

  • SuYin Wong

    It needs a wind machine.

  • Jacob Bowen

    I think the model looks SICK’NING but I think she DEFINITELY looks like the beige queen.

  • SophieCollier

    A lot of stylists and celebrities don’t seem to realize that some dresses are runway only. They are not standing/posing dresses. They need movement to work. The runway shot is amazing. The standing shots are bedsheety.