Lea Michele on the Set of “Glee”

Posted on November 18, 2013

This outfit is both a little ridiculous and so perfect for her that we think she should dress like this constantly.



Lea Michele spotted filming scenes for her show “Glee” in downtown Los Angeles, California.

She’s America’s Theater Geek Sweetheart and she looks better when she doesn’t try to fight that in her personal style. Not that we think she should dress like her Glee character (because Rachel’s wardrobe is still supposed to be a joke), but this kind of “young gal in the city with a dream” drag suits her so much better than all that sexy-sexy stuff she tries to pull off.





[Photo Credit: Premiere/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

    • Jessica Freeman

      I dislike from the thigh down…love from the thigh up.

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        When I saw those shoes I was reminded of that quote from Friends…

        Monica: Wait. He pooped in my shoe? Which one?

        Rachel: I don’t know. The left one.

        Monica: Which ones?

        Rachel: Oh. Oh, those little clunky Amish things you think go with everything.

    • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      Ms. Berry loves her a beret, doesn’t she? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    • RussellH88

      She works so much better as the quirky wannbe than the vampy siren.

      Lea, listen to TLo, they know what’s best for you.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Totally agree-this kind of look really does work for her.

    • Diego!

      She looks gorgeous!!! I agree she should wear this on the street not only for Glee. Lovely outfit!

    • Danielle

      I love the sweater, but that skirt is a little too short for anyone who isn’t Lea Michele.

    • Latin Buddy

      I know they’re impractical but speaking as a gay man (I’m not sexualizing her), I LOVE those thigh high socks? They’re aesthetically pleasing with an A-line skirt like that.

      • mshesterp

        I think they’re adorable, and can see myself rocking the whole look…around my house. I’m 35–i’m too old for that! But she looks super cute.

        • Sarah

          37 and not too old for that, although skirts must go down past the top o’ the socks. A tasteful slit is okay, though.

      • Anna Vasquez

        Only for the firm-thighed. If I wore socks like that, my legs would look like a chef’s toque. I would have thigh muffin top. And it would not be “all that.”

        • girlsaturday

          I’m in your boat – providing my calves don’t turn them into knee-highs first.

          • kimmeister

            Got room for me in that boat?

      • mixedupfiles

        It doesn’t need to be a cutesy or overly-sexualized look, it can be more punk.

        Does anyone remember Melanie (?) on Thirtysomething?

    • marlie

      This is fine for her character, but I’d like to see just a little bit more length on the skirt, and maybe actual tights and not thigh-highs, for this to transition to the “real world.” Also, I had those shoes in 2000.

      • Shannon Beamer

        I had those shoes too- in burgundy! I thought I was fabulous.

      • CakesOnAPlane

        I know they’re dated, but I think prefer those chunky shoes to the current hoof-stiletto nonsense. I hope y’all forgive me, but that is my Truth.

        • marlie

          My ideal shoe is somewhere in between. I love heels, but I’m too tall for platforms, and I like a somewhat thick (but not clunky) heel.

          • Amber J

            Born brand is your friend, in that case. They have a lot of shoes that fit that description.

            • marlie

              I love their boots, but I actually like a slightly more “dressy” heel. Born shoes are a little TOO safe for me. ;)

        • CakesOnAPlane

          by the way “that is my Truth,” should be read in the voice of the Dutch lady from that Thanksgiving episode of Friends.

      • julnyes

        I have seen countless 20-somethings around New York wearing this exact look.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

      Lea Michele IS Cher Horowitz.

      • Danielle

        I’ve wanted a computer program that matched all my clothes in my rotating closet for YEARS. If I ever hit the lottery, I’ll get one and have TLo program it.

        • KateShouldBeWorking

          You’ll be asked four times if, for real, really, are you sure you want nude shoes?

      • fursa_saida

        …the terrifying thing is that now that you’ve said that, I think she would actually be a brilliant Cher Horowitz if someone remade it (for some unfathomable, unnecessary reason, as Clueless is perfect).

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

          She would be (although as you say, it is perfect and they shouldn’t). I think she could do the goofy stuff really well.

    • hughman

      And now we move into the “What’s Up Doc?” stage of the Barbra homage.

      • AnguaVonUberwald

        “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” *blink blink blink*
        “That’s the stupidest thing I ever heard.”

        • sagecreek

          It really is one of my favorite movies, even after all this time.

          Don’t you know the meaning of propriety?

          • AnguaVonUberwald

            Me too! “What are you doing with Howard Bannister’s rocks??” Madeline Kahn is amazing in it.

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    • decormaven

      I love the thigh-highs with this look. Work it while you can, girl.

      • sagecreek

        Is it just me? I have never been able to wear thigh-highs. Not when I was thin, not now that I’m not thin. They just never stayed up. I guess I didn’t buy the right ones.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

          They never worked on me either – the silicon band around the top used to leave terrible welts that lasted for days.

        • kittentoes

          Me neither. They start out great, and then suddenly they flop wildly and roll down.

          • kimmeister

            It’s so awesome when you have on one thigh high, and one anklet.

        • Alloy Jane

          Nope, never really stayed up on me either. I remember I was at Panty Raid and saw these super cute thigh highs and asked the sales girl if she knew how well they stood up. She was all, “why wouldn’t they?” so I bought them on her assurance that they would stay thigh-bound. They did not. Not even a little. They stayed knee-high at best. I never went back there again.

    • nannypoo

      I would love this if she were wearing tights. These stockings make her look like a hooker.

      • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

        Nothing says “mourning” quite like thigh highs.

    • Lesley

      it’s very modern day cher horowitz (clueless) that’s a thumbs up where i’m concerned.

    • sojourneryouth

      She’s one of the few adult women who can pull a look like this off, and I admire finding your zone and staying in it. I do not enjoy her as a celebrity, but she should own this outfit in every color that looks good on her skin. Including the slouchy beret.

    • Imasewsure

      I’m seeing the fashion equivalent of moxie and gumption….

      Kind of digging it and much preferred to the sexy-time drag she usually tries to sport….

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    • Kate

      are those new lips? I like the outfit but all I see are puffy lips.

    • MK03

      That Girl on top, Japanese schoolgirl on the bottom.

    • SewingSiren

      Mary Tyler Moore realness.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

      I love the blending of ash gray with mustards – it has a taste. Do not think about the sentence too literally.

    • unbornfawn

      She looks fun and pretty. This is her wheelhouse.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      This is cute on her! It’s very “Rachel Berry Grows Up a Bit”.

    • MilaXX

      It’s cute but it read more Rachel Berry than Lea Michelle. Dump the skirt for a pair of skinny jeans and I’m on board.

    • Qitkat

      I wanted to quote from the “That Girl” lyrics, but they’re just awful and schmaltzy.
      Marlo Thomas updated. Really cute here on Lea.

    • Victoria Anzalone

      So fetch.

    • girlsaturday

      I think this is proof that Lea Michele needs to start hanging out with Taylor Swift.

    • hillmad

      Lea Michele IS Rhoda Morgenstern! Love it!

    • snarkykitten

      Those tights take it to Hooker with a Heart of Gold territory

    • another_laura

      Oh MAN do I love those shoes.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      Agree. She comes off better as a cutie than as a hottie. I love this on her. It’s adorable but still sexy.

    • crash1212

      LOVE the skirt and long for her to toss her hat into the sky a la Mary Richards. You’re gonna make it after all!

      • Eric Stott

        That was my first thought!

    • cakecakecake

      I covet that skirt!

    • gksp

      Other than the cute beret, it’s horrible! Not a good look for anyone over 17 (or a model)

    • broke&fashionable

      I can’t believe I am saying this – but I love these thigh-highs on her. They somehow don’t read stripper. This is a great look.

      • sweetestsith

        I think it helps that she has tons of texture in her outfit, and some volume in the top and skirt. She looks adorable, and it kind of makes me want to go shopping…

    • Kent Roby

      Good god, is that show still on? I guess there’s a child in some remote village who hasn’t gotten the don’t-bully-or-text-while-driving-while-pregnant message yet. Ugh. But anyhoo, this outfit does seem suited to Lea’s character. Much like SJP’s outfits in Sex in The City, quirky looks seem to work best for her.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Is Glee set in NYC?

      • Kent Roby

        I assume by now all the original cast members are supposed to be retired seasoned Broadway Stars who teach tap classes and write memoires of working with Chita Rivera

    • mightbewrong

      It’s cute but way too modcloth-model.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      I can’t hate. She looks completely adorable. She’s managed to dial down the desperate by about 1000% while wearing *lacy thigh highs and a mini* – well done.

      • Eric Stott

        I agree – Adorable is the right word to use here. It manages to be both eclectic and cohesive.

    • tweety

      This smacks of Blair Waldorf-lite gone wrong. NEXT.

    • Heather

      It’s kind of like Cher Horowitz meets That Girl. In other words, cute for her.

    • murt

      That outfit looks very similar to what girls in my grade 8 classes would wear back in high school.

    • Alloy Jane

      Super cute look. Hate the shoes though. I have no idea why people don’t like thigh highs. This is more, “barely legal catholic school girl” than hooker. Street hookers don’t wear knit socks, even if they are thigh high.