Naomie Harris in Burberry Prorsum at the “Mandela” Special New York Screening

Posted on November 26, 2013

We think Naomie and Gwyneth Paltrow need to be cast as sisters in a movie. They look like they could be related and they have exactly the same sense of style.


Naomie Harris attends “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” special screening hosted by U2, Anna Wintour, Bob and Harvey Weinstein with Burberry at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City in a Burberry Prorsum dress paired with Daniele Michetti heels, Jacob & Co. jewelry, and a Rauwolf clutch.

Burberry Prorsum Pre-Fall 2014 Collection

Tell us that doesn’t look like a Paltrow look? Gwynnie would wear it with white shoes, though. Because she’s prissy that way.

Not that we’re trying to take anything away from Naomie’s personal style. It’s just that she has that same cool chicness to her style that, when you combine it with a persistent center part, can’t help but remind us of everyone’s favorite lifestyle guru and occasional actress.

Having said, that, we kind of hate what this dress is doing for her butt. The color’s nice and all, but who wants a pleated bustle on their ass?





[Photo Credit: Roger Wong/,, Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images]

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  • Don’tCallMeSandy

    Nicole Richie, that’s who.

    • hmb


  • Glam Dixie

    It’s very nightgowny and I hate those shoes with it. Hair and makeup are pretty.

  • Sarah

    She looks pretty in that color, and I like her choice of shoe. I would hazard to suggest that some people would like to have their booty emphasized. Especially since the waist detail is making her middle look so neat and tiny.

    EDIT: Wait. Now I’m kind of pissed. Because what I thought was waist detail is maybe some kind of support garment under a waist detail. Hmm. Possible undergarment fail. Not Good.

  • Alfred Cox

    I love this. Its because I love Naomie and her personal style. I DO think that she has a very Paltrow-esque manner to her attire, but it works for her. The dress is very pretty and has a lot of that calm but fabulous nature that Naomie tends to go for, and the shoes are KILLA. All in all, Naomie’s killin it.

  • nannypoo

    Droopy and sad.

  • Maev

    Naomi Harris is way too cool to be believably related to Goop.

  • Mismarker

    You know those quizzes that are like “Name the celeb based solely on a picture of their lips!”? I feel like I could do that with this woman’s sternum. Seriously. Put the sternum away.

    • kimmeister

      I was thinking the exact same thing.

  • another_laura

    LIning, please. For everything but the sleeves. Looks clumsily homemade without it. Not that I would love it with lining. Still. Lining.

    • Sarah

      See, I think the point of the dress was that some parts were lined (skirt, bodice) and others not (waist, sleeves) but it has gotten confused by the addition of whatever she’s put under it. And now I can’t see anything else, and I’ve gone from “Not bad, Ms. Harris!” to “WTF. So weird.”

  • Kathy

    That is seriously awkward from the side.

  • LeelaST

    Who wants a dress that shows their sternum or whatever that depression in her cleavage is? This is just strange.

    • Hetha Innis

      Totally! I am so over the keyhole opening at the chest that is a mile too long and wide on everyone.

  • Lori

    The pairing of all that sternum with those dowdy mother-of-the-bride sleeves is just odd to me. Also, it’s too big on her. It’s both too long and the waist doesn’t fit correctly, so it’s making her look a little shapeless. The ass bustle is not the way I would want to go, but it’s not bad on her.

  • boweryboy

    I sorta have a thing for bustles. My fashion design instructors attempted to discourage my fanaticism to no avail, but rightfully so.
    So, I kind of like it, but not the dress overall. I think Westwood is the only designer who can pull off a bustle and make it look chic.

    • SewingSiren

      Am also a bustle lover.

  • hughman

    “Lifestyle Guru”. Hee hee hee.

    “We’re currently having this hermit cave on the mountain converted into my shoe closet. My close personal friend, the Dalai Lama, told me the purified air will keep my Jimmy Choos looking whiter longer.”

  • Trickytrisha

    Seriously unflattering nightgown and gladiator-ish sandal combination. I second the “put the sternum away” motion too.

  • Miss WKS

    …not to mention her chest.

  • sagecreek

    Is that anybody’s dress? Anybody? Bueller?

  • MilaXX

    Lose the mini butt bustler and change the shoes and I like this. That said I would never put her in Gwynnie in the same room much less cast as sisters. I get what you are saying but I don’t get similar taste in style at all.

    • SugarSnap108

      I don’t think their styles are similar, either. I think Naomie’s shown a lot more willingness to change it up.

  • ballerinawithagun

    I’m a sucker for shades of seafoam green, I love it on the model, color seems darker and less transparent. If it would have had a lining in the waist area it wouldn’t look so droopy and her granny pants would not be showing. Also, a more modest keyhole would have been much more appealing and still sexy.

    • Pennymac

      The fact that I am squinting with a WTF face while looking at the waist and what I perceive to be underwear or half slip?? make me agree with you.

  • Imasewsure

    So far I’m not a fan of Naomi’s style although I don’t hate this one (until she turned around). Don’t love it either but definitely see the style connections to the Goop. Is this the birth of the Na-Oop? Let us hope not…..

  • lifeisastory

    I love the color, but not a fan of all the fullness gathered over her stomach and rear end. The waist is funky all the way around. And the shoes seem heavy by contrast.

  • This is giving me involuntary “I smell onions face” as my instinctual reaction. That can’t be a good thing.

  • Tracy_Flick

    I love, love, love that color. Narrow the keyhole a bit, trim down the butt fluffies, and this would be perfect. Maybe some silver sandals…

  • Chaiaiai

    That bustle is the sartorial architecting (thanks Kanye) of the expression “booty tooch”. Thanks too to Tyra.

  • conniemd

    Not body snarking, but the keyhole makes for some really strange looking boob/sternum combination, in like it is kinda surreal and not looking like I would expect a woman’s body to look.

  • Yeah, I like the bustle-thing.

    • anyalama

      Yeah I think the bustle butt is sexy. I want this dress.

  • Lilak

    The entire rig doesn’t make any sense to me.

    But … just like I give Idris Elba a pass no matter what, I’ll concentrate on Naomie’s face and let the wardrobe blur.

  • MannahattaMamma

    The shoes! They are fuuuuugly. So ugly, in fact, that I stare at the shoes and thus am totally NOT seeing the bustlebutt.

  • I hate the peek-a-boo breastbone.

  • bertkeeter

    Beautiful woman, color and dress!

  • d4divine

    She should take the long walk back to her closet. Hehe

  • cocohall

    The gathering at the waist under the bust is giving her the illusion of granny boob. Like serious Carol Burnett/Vicki Lawrence in old-lady drag granny boob. And this girl appears to be young and enviably slender and pert. And then there are the gladiator heels with a delicate chiffon fabric. Pretty Lady, why you want to look so strange? I think even the Emma Roberts Jiffy Pop number would look better than this on her.

    • DB Ruberto

      This entire post is full of WIN. Thank you for making my morning.

  • Tatiana Luján

    That color is perfect for her skin and the makeup is pretty, she does seem to have a flawless skin. The shape of the dress, while interesting, isn’t very becoming.
    Nevertheless, my real dislike is for the shoes, they’re ugly and at least one size too small.

  • Sadie-Ann

    I am of the thought that every star for the last year has had cut outs that have been just an inch too wide or long. They are just always awkward shapes, it looks of center. If this was more of just a keyhole instead of a whole autopsy cut then I would okay it.

  • IraKi

    I actually think G cannot pull this colour off. She is way too pale for it.

  • Funkykatt

    Nursing gown.

  • Aurumgirl

    Eh, I personally think Gwynnie would opt for the big black beartrap sandal with a dress like this. And I can’t disassociate her “look” from that ass-bearing (and also ass-baring) star trek number she wore at some award show earlier this summer. When you say Gwynnie now, I think “avert your eyes”.

    I do think the sandals are gorgeous and I want them.

  • decormaven

    Love the shoes, but not with this dress.

  • Danielle

    The color is gorg, but the hem length is making my teeth hurt.

  • marlie

    I like the color, and I like the shape, and the bustle thingy doesn’t really bother me. But the shoes are GAWDAWFUL. And Naomie needs something with a little “punch,” maybe with the shoes or other accessories.

    Also, I’d watch a movie in which Naomie and Gwynnie are sisters just for the backstory alone.

  • jen

    I always thought La Paltrow and Thandie Newton look similar, although I find Thandie much more beautiful and far less annoying.

  • Lilithcat

    That dress is weird. It manages to make her look as though she has no boobs at all, yet at the same time as though her boobs are sagging. How does it do that?

    And those heavy dark shoes look terribly with a light-colored, floaty dress.

  • lalahartma

    I thought her butt looked good.

  • Violentcello

    I love that color, but the dress is all kinds of weird. And while I’m ambivalent on those shoes in principle, I hate them with the dress.

  • Sunraya

    Does she have a mirror? Because that dress is seriously unflattering to the area between her breasts. I don’t know if it’s scarring, or she is so thin he bones show, but it is distracting. And the color does nothing for her. Beautiful girl. Great skin, I would love to see her in a bright color many others can’t carry off.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I might like it without the butt issues and the torture chamber shoes.

  • Shawn EH

    She’s like Gwynnie, but with a human head.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Is this a paraphrase of that classic Judy Tenuta stand up routine? Awesome, and hilarious. And totally applicable.

      • Shawn EH

        You know, I guess it was. Tenuta was big in my formative years.

  • veleri

    Finally a nice pic of Zoe Saldana! 😀

  • Lilyana_F

    Lol, poor girl… being compared to Goopy, I’d be majorly annoyed.