Abigail Breslin in Vintage Norma Kamali at the “August: Osage County” LA Premiere

Posted on December 17, 2013

Oh, Abigail. Bless your heart.

Abigail-Breslin-August-Osage-County-LA-Premiere-Vintage-Norma-Kamali-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-3Abigail Breslin attends the “August: Osage County” Los Angeles Premiere held at Regal Cinemas in Los Angeles, California in a vintage Norma Kamali dress.

We’re all for young ladies trying to show their sexy side (not to mention their bod) to the world, but that doesn’t mean style takes the day off, sweetie.

We think this dress, on the right wearer, can look pretty hot, but it’s clearly too tight on her and she’s a gal with coloring that does not take well to illusion sheers. Pale girls like her always wind up looking like they have a skin disease when they wear them. Even if it fit her well, it’d still be a bad choice for pictures, given that form-fitting metallics don’t tend to photograph well. Uniboob and crotch wrinkles. Add that gigantic honkin’ braid and the eyeroll-inducing nude pumps and we’re ready to turn her right around, put her back in a limo and send her home to try again.

Congrats on growing up, dear, but this is not the way to show it off.





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  • PeaceBang

    Oh, Abigail! From “Little Miss Sunshine” to “Little Miss Slutshine.” Sweetheart, no.

    • Diego!

      hahahahaha comment of the day! +100 LOL xD

    • Elle E Dee

      Do you really think it’s appropriate to call a TEENAGER a slut just because she’s wearing an outfit that exposes some skin on her midriff and chest? Really?

      • TAGinMO

        You seem fun.

        • moppet

          Calling someone a slut is not fun. I know, I KNOW, it was a joke, I get the joke, I’m sure no harm was intended at all. But it doesn’t hurt to think twice sometimes about what words jump to our lips in some circumstances.

          That said — that is the wrong dress like whoa. The tightness and sheer panels are obvious problems, yes — but it’s also very aging. She has those fresh-faced round cheeks and the dress of someone 40 years older.

          • H2olovngrl

            Is Monkey toes ok? Cuz that is what I called Miley earlier today!

          • PeaceBang

            Actually, you don’t get the joke. But that’s okay. don’t let me interfere with your righteousness.

          • moppet

            Whatever. Tried to be nice. Carry on with your pique, I’ll shoulder my righteousness, it can be a party!

          • PeaceBang

            The old Catskills Jewish comedian in me couldn’t resist the play on words. I offer the Gefilte Fish Of Remorse. Still hate the dress and the shoes.

      • Monzerrat Ontiveros

        If she is a Slut, then what the hell is Miley?

        • Diego!

          She is way beyond that already

      • boweryboy

        Are you new here?

      • PeaceBang

        Just an irresistible play on words y’all. Think a little harder. “Little Miss Sunshine” was a ROLE played by Miss Breslin. “Little Miss Slutshine” is another potential ROLE. Hence the quotes. Get it? No? Well, some of you do.

  • Good eye-makeup though.

    • NC_Meg

      Seriously. Those EYES.

  • MilaXX

    That a dress that will only work on a PhD level fashionista or a drag queen. Abigail is neither. This looks bad.

    • Little_Olive

      Drag queen only, IMO. I don’t see Cate or Nicole or anyone pulling this off. Maaaaaybe if it was cut at the knees? Although the materials look so cheap… nah.

      • Spicytomato1

        Yes the fabric, agh! It looks exactly like the swimsuit that came standard with my Barbie, circa 1970.

      • MilaXX

        No not a Cate or a Nicole, but someone who wears odd dresses might make this work. I also think this if this was to work it would be on a darker skin tone.

    • sojourneryouth

      No, I see where you’re going with this, Milaxx. I don’t like the dress, but I can see it working on Rihanna or Ciara with slightly darker netting. That’s all I got, though ๐Ÿ™‚

      • MilaXX

        I agree, if anyone could make this dress work, these two stand the best chance.

        • Evan

          I think that’s because Rihanna wore a similar dress by JPG to the Grammys a few years ago, although that fluffy thing reminded me of a poodle.

          • MilaXX

            I think the difference in materials make a big difference though. I saw on twitter Fashion Police are already calling this the duck tape dress. The feathers on the dress RiRi wore gave it a bit of elegance. Abigail’s is more of a straight up body con dress and she lacks the maturity to play it off.

  • PastryGoddess

    I’ll give her props from the neck up and hairline down. Everything else is fug

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Sigh. I think we’re in for a RC season of Abigail being excited to show that she’s all grown-up and wanting to do the sexy look. Hopefully she and her stylist will get some feedback on how to do this so that it actually works for her.

    • decormaven

      I’d like to think a stylist is involved. I was excited when I saw she was wearing vintage Kamali, but this was an inappropriate choice, due to the details the dear Uncles have noted. If it’s a stylist, they need to step it up notches-plus.

  • crash1212

    Only thing working on this outfit is the earrings. Little Abigail here is rapidly turning into an irrational hate for me. That permanent picture-smirk is more than I can take.

    • Charm City

      totally on board with the irrational hate. this plus her inane judging on Project Runway the other week…

      • alyce1213

        Why on earth would they have a 17-year-old with questionable taste (at best) judge PR? Boggles the mind.

        • demidaemon

          It’s no better or worse than hosts with the same questionable taste.

          • alyce1213

            Well, that is true.

    • CT14

      I was just wondering if it was possible for her to smile anymore. The smirk in every runway is so annoying.

      You’re an actress, darling, in fabulously expensive borrowed clothing, pole dancing for your movie per contract. At least ACT like you care.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Girl’s face is so gorgeous, its a shame she has zero clue on how to dress herself.

    • Valdri8

      What is it with the face she is always giving? She is so pretty, but she looks like such a little bitch. With her gorgeous face she could be knocking it out of the park on the red carpet. This is so darn sad.

      • formerlyAnon

        I don’t know if it’s just the way her face works or not, could be. Or could be that she’s 17 and trying to look grown up and tough, or sultry, or anything else but the relatively young teenager she still is.

  • Courtenay P

    I’m imagining this on Kelly Rowland…

  • nannypoo

    So tacky. You can even see the waistband of her underpants or shapewear through the mesh. She’s a pretty girl but she seems to be making every possible bad fashion choice.

  • Diego!

    Oh honey no… You look like Lindsay Lohan in her blonde era… and that is not a compliment. You send that awful dress and shoes back and change your hairtylist and make up artist too. NOW

  • alyce1213

    Who is advising her? Why is she wearing that? NO ONE said no, honey, that’s not for you?
    Her makeup is lovely, her face is beautiful, but WTF with that dress?

    • Beardslee

      That’s what baffles me as well. How could a paid stylist not see that this dress is, among other things, too tight? And I’d bet you a million dollars that the shoes are too big. Too tight dress and too big shoes seems to be somehow acceptable.

      • formerlyAnon

        Exactly. She’s 17. The 17 year old who can navigate red carpet wear without good advice is an unusual and rare creature.

  • Aidan B

    Dear God, no. I has a sad.

  • Latin Buddy

    I’m not a prude and I’m not “slut shaming” but I just want to be a good gay uncle and run cover her up with a blanket.

    • Tracy_Flick

      It’s not slut-shaming, it’s tacky-shaming. Which is not just allowed, it’s encouraged.

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      Haha – yes, please. Do it for ALL of us.

  • Jackie Lorden

    All I can think of is nylons.

  • Kent Roby

    It’s painful watching her blossom before our eyes without a single gay friend to guide her.

  • Sarah

    This looks like someone put her in a giant pantyhose tube and then wrapped it with duct tape. So, yeah, no.

    • ccinnc

      When I saw the thumbnail on FB I assumed she had duct tape wrapped around her hand which made no sense.

      • Sarah

        I will refrain from betraying my redneckery by telling you the (various) reasons a person might have duct tape on their flesh. I have seen it in use, and it is best left to the arcane lore of my people.

        • ccinnc

          Oh, it made sense to ME, I’ve seen it done here in the South. ๐Ÿ™‚ But not that Abigail Breslin would do it.

        • Little_Olive

          I cannot imagine anything except for excellent yet painful boob tape. PLEASE enlighten us outsiders.

          • Sarah

            Aight. It makes a good field dressing for any wounds you may incur going about your day, is a treatment for warts when reapplied assiduously several times a week, and according to The Breakfast Club, it is the go-to substance for shaming nerds in the locker room via buttock taping.

  • MW

    My poor poor eyes! Hair and make up look pretty, I much prefer it to her look the other day, but the dress is simply a disaster.

  • decormaven

    That braid looks like a big ol’ snail. Sorry to be harsh, but this look is so disappointing on all levels. Look her work, but this appearance is a miss.

    • Sarah

      I was blinded by that snail braid. It’s not good. It also kept me from looking at her head closely, and now on further inspection I see that I hate her earrings, too. Rough look. Try again, dear.

      • decormaven

        The earrings look to be 80s style; the stylist probably went for a companion to the dress in terms of vintage.

        • Sarah

          Sure, I can see that. I still think they are ooogly, though.

          • decormaven

            Very Sheena Easton.

          • Sarah

            Well, when you put it THAT way, I’m on board. U Got the Look, Abigail ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • decormaven

            Ha ha!

  • teensmom99

    Oh I remember that dress when it was new and all the non-nude knock-offs. Oh to have the figure I had at 20 and be able to wear form-fitting horizontal stripes without a 2nd thought!

  • filmcricket

    I might almost have been able to sign off on this (in a, “Well, she’s a teenager, she’s allowed to make mistakes” way) if it had been a short dress. But the fact that someone actually designed a dress like this to go to the floor baffles me.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Among the reasons this doesn’t work for her is the length. I’m not crazy about the flesh-tone and metallic, eitherh.

  • annabelle archer

    Has she no gays? Jesus, please, take the wheel.

    • PastryGoddess

      Too late, the bus has crashed. Pretty sure all her gays died then

  • Aurumgirl

    That’s not really a dress. It’s a costume. It’s not something that requires a fashion PhD, or a slamming bod, as much as it requires a speaking part in a movie about DAR madames and their businesses.

  • Glam Dixie

    She’s kind of turning into Miranda Lambert before my eyes but Miranda would give that dress some sass.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Lord have mercy.

  • 8daysaweek

    This dress on her is making me really uncomfortable. She’ll always be the daughter in Definitely, Maybe to me.

  • Lizzyisi

    Oh, she’s so cute! It’s such an “I’m young and don’t know what I’m doing!” look. It would be better (as someone else mentioned) if it were shorter or if it were a solid metallic from the hips down, but as it is, I can’t hate it. She looks clean and healthy; she’s not in danger of falling out of her dress nor is she squeezed into it. It’s not aging her, in an attempt to be grown-up. It’s also vintage, which I think is the closest to showing personal preference these people with stylists ever get.

    Plus, she has a snug piercing which a 20-something working at the piercing studio called “old-fashioned” the other day, when I was in there, buying jewelry.

  • Jumpingjacks

    The only thing the second image says to me is: Presenting the boobs of Miss Breslin..
    The dress is quite hideous and cheap looking

  • ovarB

    She does look proud of herself no?? Can we request a gay uncle intervention for Miss Breslin??

  • ewes_urn_aim

    TLO- Please hurry and post something pretty! I cannot go about my day with this in my brain.

  • Mismarker

    She is gorgeous but this “young Sally Kellerman” look is doing her no favors.

  • AnniNoone

    Did Alan Arkin recommend this to her?

  • TinaBelchersawkwardmoan

    Also, there’s something about the way she’s smiling and making faces that’s a little porny and making me uncomfortable. Love her, though.

  • cocohall

    I am going to give her a teen pass. Even though she is, by now, a seasoned acting professional, it is hard to escape the lure of the tight and shiny at this age. While I was waiting to pick up my daughter from Homecoming, there was a parade of fashion mis-steps such as this. Perhaps this is her way of “keeping it real” and dressing like her peers. Mission accomplished, dear, but now that you’ve got it out of your system, please stop.

  • SugarSnap108

    So someone constructed a dress from Sheer Energy hose and masking tape. And I’m actually most bothered by the footwear and hair choices. Bless this girl, indeed.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    In ten years, she’ll be shuddering over this one.

  • At the risk of sounding like her dotty old aunty, that dress just cannot rise up the the level of her gorgeous face and body.

    • SugarSnap108

      She really is so pretty. Just look at those eyes. And then don’t look down.

  • H2olovngrl

    “Vintage Norma Kamali…” That illusion netting does not appear to be aging well. It looks discolored and like it is a few weeks from disintegrating completely. When we say vintage with this one, how long ago are we talking? 1988? 1992? Older? Newer? Can someone with more fashion smarts than me get back to me on this one? Thanks!

    • Peta Jones

      Not very vintage, I found it in her Resort 2013!

      • Tracy_Flick

        No way! Resort 2013 is vintage? There people at resorts in 2013 RIGHT NOW.

      • H2olovngrl

        Oh God, that just means the netting is one ugly color! Like the color of a Malibu Barbie circa 1975!

    • Imasewsure

      This looks like something Grace Jones would have worn in the early to mid 80’s but I could believe early 90’s too… crying for hooker heels though…

  • I like the earrings, and I like the hair. Other than that, FAILURE all around.

  • Carolyne

    Please, someone explain to me, what that is at bellybutton level! Is that the top of her unders or her pantyhose or…?

  • sweetlilvoice

    I had no idea those panels were sheer until I scrolled down, totally ugly. As a fellow pale girl, there are sometimes we cannot wear. It looks like pantyhose and the whole thing is too snug. Also, what is up with the messy hair everyone has on the red carpet these days?

  • bellafigura1

    Oh my goodness, that is truly unpleasant. Not a pearl-clutcher, but wow, I’m verrry uncomfortable with this!

  • ashtangajunkie

    That’s definitely not her dress, and she appears to be trying to steal Kristen Stewart’s facial expression. Get your own look, sweetie.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    I don’t even… ::scrolls down:: this is just…. ::scrolls down more:: OH GIRL NOOOOOOOO!

  • luludexter

    who is styling this girl??! she is beautiful, curvy, and could be knock down gorgeous if she was dressed right. I don’t mind the braid on someone this age, but the dress – ugh – and the second time she’s worn something too tight.

  • Imasewsure

    Actually I could get behind this look if it had a solid short skirt…. and what’s with the nude shoe? Why go conventional with the feet when everything else is so out there? Still the name “Norma Kamali” brought me back so I can’t hate

  • MoHub

    And to think she was a judge on Project Runway All Stars this season.

    • alyce1213


      • MoHub

        Well, I don’t know whether it was the editing, but she didn’t have much to say that was particularly cogent.

        • alyce1213

          I wish PR would only have judges with some degree of fashion credibility (however old they may be.)

  • LeelaST

    Just no. Plus it looks as though she’s wearing panty hose – that band or line below her visible (eek!) belly button. Oh dear.

  • joancarol

    Duck tape.(just saw a commercial for it.)

  • MK03

    She looks like she’s standing in front of a green screen that’s short-circuiting.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Cheap grocery store pantyhose in the egg, come to life.

  • Nancer

    Such a pretty young woman. Please, dear, hire a stylist. It will pay off, trust us!

  • Little_Olive

    The fact that her underwear sits just above the silver (pewter? charcoal?) stripe is driving me nuts.

  • CB

    Is that a Spanx and/or pantyhose line at the waist? GIRL NO.

    • Valdri8

      OMG! I just posted the same thing! What the everlovin’ fuck fuckery is THAT!

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    If you’re going to stick a big messy braid to your head you should get one that matches the color of your hair.

  • Danielle

    This looks like someone vagely resembling Abigail Breslin. Love the fishtail braid though.

  • conniemd

    I think it’s funny it’s a “vintage” dress since we’ve seen lots of sheer stripes over the past year. Wonder what year this dress came from?

  • Trickytrisha

    Worst display of illusion fabric in many a moon. She needs to be sent to study hall for detention.

  • Dagney

    Okay, it looks like duct tape. Is her stylist on crack? I mean, what the fuck??!!

  • Sweet jeebus, somebody get this lovely young woman a stylist for the holidays.

  • GeoDiva

    Ummm its not good when we can see the band from her spanx.

  • Valdri8

    Is that the pantyhose WAISTBAND visible through the illusion? Please tell me no (SCREAMS INSIDE BRAIN)

  • marlie

    That dress belongs on the Adult Entertainment Awards red carpet. It’s ugly, tacky, and not at all flattering. And the shoes – are they suede?!?! – are ALL wrong. And is she wearing hose??? BUT… her makeup is very pretty. Fire the stylist and the hair gay, but keep the makeup gay.

  • boweryboy

    Girl, fire your gays stat.

  • heuristicvalue

    Guuuuurl. Your shapewear is showing, why do you look so pleased with yourself?
    She is beautiful, but this is certainly horrid.

  • Sabin

    What the heck is the cutoff for vintage nowadays? Because I distinctly remember when the first sheer stretch fabrics came on the scene in very late-80s/early-90s. Maybe it just looks stretchy thanks to the rubber feel of that metallic.

  • fashion4ever


  • YoungSally

    Isn’t she like 15???

  • Joanne Abrams

    Oh, poor thing

  • demidaemon

    Obviously, she was inspired by Julia Roberts and “Pretty Woman.” That’s all I’ve got.

  • rondele

    Illusion netting alternating with duct tape? Poor kid. That is not your look, Ms. Abigail. Try again.

  • Calinda_L

    Her head looks nice. I mean, not the braid of course, but the parts from the tippy top of her head to her chin and from ear to ear. That part looks great. The rest should… well, let’s just pretend it never happened, yes?

  • save_the_hobbit

    How old is she? Am I allowed to say she’s hot yet?

  • save_the_hobbit

    Okay so she’s 17. So in one year I can crush on her.

  • quiltrx

    I love you, Abigail, but get away from whoever talked you into this! Some things that are “vintage” are better off just being “old” in someone’s really fancy attic. This dress is one of those things.

  • Christy

    Duct Tape Dress?

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Again, she’s going with the Charlene Tilton, ready to create mischief on DALLAS, look.

  • Gatto Nero

    She’s channeling the tough girl who always threatened to beat me up in junior high.

  • Milos Mom

    Well… hopefully someone just learned the difference between sexy and hootchie.

  • guest2visits

    This looks at best very inexpensive on her. This dress might have made an interesting, sexy top; but I hate it as a dress.
    Abigail herself is especially pretty and I love the braid.

  • anotherkate

    Well…her face looks wonderful, at least. Nice makeup–so nice, in fact, that I wish she’d refer her makeup artist to the Fanning sisters, who seem to think that being pale means they can’t wear any.