Anna Kendrick in Vivienne Westwood at the Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013

Posted on December 16, 2013

Someone needs a lesson in proportion, it seems.


 Anna Kendrick attends the Z100’s Jingle Ball 2013 held at Madison Square Garden in New York City in a Vivienne Westwood dress paired with Brian Atwood shoes.

This looks like a funhouse mirror version of Anna Kendrick. Or maybe she just suddenly got really busty and short-waisted. And her feet grew 3 sizes. Sounds legit.

But we think we’re sticking with our theory that this limp, high-waisted dress paired with those Minnie Mouse shoes wasn’t a good idea on her – or anyone else, really. That’s just not a dress you can style or do anything with. It’s like it was designed to be unflattering on anyone who wears it. Maybe it was cursed by a witch or something. Just spitballing here.

At least the necklace is cool and pretty.




[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/]

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  • Clueless_Jock

    Hard to believe that this is Vivienne Westwood.

    • kimmeister

      She, too, needs a lesson in proportion, it would seem.

  • ChaCha_70


  • Nancer

    Vivienne Westwood is just really hard to pull off.

    • sagecreek

      I dunno, I think I would have pulled it off about 2 minutes after my stylist convinced me to try it on. *badda bing*

    • Jumpingjacks

      no, this dress has nothing too do with being hard to pull off.. this ice skater uniform never should have existed, that skirt is just pure ugly.

  • My immediate reaction was “Oy.”

    The only thing I really like about this is the necklace – she MIGHT Have been able to pull the dress off, but those shoes are way too severe.

  • Diego!

    OMG… Her little 10 yearl old sister is her stylist? WTF is THAT?

  • LeelaST

    Someone got lost on the way to the ice rink.

    • Aidan B

      YES. I immediately thought this looked like a skating costume. Even skates are more flattering on the feet than those horrid shoes, though.

    • Spreecord

      I want to assign her a Sevigny-style alter. Meet Svetlana. Mother Russia just paid to put fancy veneers on her teeth to endear her to the American judge, but neglected to provide her with aid to help her dress in her post anesthetic haze, wherein she pulled together disparate pieces of her old competition costumes to express her inner desire to be a hostess at a Vegas hotel bar.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Today TLo has posted some of my favorite women looking not their best. I has a sad. Anna is on my imaginary BFF list, so basically I’m just going to pretend this didn’t happen.

    • DTLAFamilies

      She has the best twitter feed and she’s so pretty. But she cannot dress herself to save her soul.

    • She’s on my “girls to hit dive bars with” list. I suspect the jokes would be dirty.

  • MilaXX

    Maybe if the skit had another inch or 2 and the shoes didn’t have the platform, this could work

    • Sarah

      I think in needed like a foot. Top looks good though…

  • Vickiefantastico

    Is that just me, or is that one messed up hem? Looks like it’s just made with safety pins.

  • Emily Smith

    Hooves for feet.

  • annabelle archer

    Scroll down gasp of horror. Insert all the ice skating innuendos here.

  • rissa42210

    The whole thing is bad, but those shoes are a tragedy. They scream “I HATE HOW SHORT I AM!” and they add nothing stylistically. Jesus weeps at her lost opportunity to wear devastatingly cool shoes that she wouldn’t even have to pay for. But, hey, her skin looks beautiful!

  • NBG

    All textured fabrics half off! Today only at Jo-Ann!

    • Violentcello

      Looks like they’re half off Anna Kendrick, too.

  • Aidan B

    Horrifying. This is Westwood? I never would have believed it.

  • There’s a special place in hell for bubble skirts.

  • random_poster

    Anna has that cool-chick vibe going for her, but this makes me think she’s just f’ing with us in the cast-of-Girl-I’m-proving-a-point-about-fashion way. On top of that, who the heck did her mess of hair?

  • Latin Buddy

    I know this is a stupid question but is there a reason why celebrities are so…small? For example, I just learned that Rebel Wilson is only 5’2 and Anna is 5’3. The times they get proportions wrong is that they benefit or revel if frashion worn by an industry that uses an entirely different girl as their muse…5’11 leggy Amazons. But back to my question, why are stars so small? Is it that it makes it easier to “fit” them on the screen or what?

    • DTLAFamilies

      I’d love to know the answer to this too. It may be simply that shorter actress = won’t tower over costar. Also, the camera really does add 10-15 pounds. I’ve seen a lot of celebs in NYC and LA and the men seem to have a wider range of heights than the women.

    • DeniseSchipani

      I believe it’s because the camera makes you look larger, so actually tall people don’t look as good on screen? Not sure that holds up. A couple times, I’ve been a guest on a TV news show and I’ll tell you this about those endless ladies in tight sleeveless dresses delivering the “news”: they are all crazily, unnaturally small but have gigantic heads/faces. True story.

      • filmcricket

        True of most celebs. Small bodies, big heads. So someone whose head looks small on screen, like Anne Hathaway, probably has a normal-sized noggin, and people with heads that actually look big on screen, like Martin Sheen, are walking around with pumpkins on their necks. And in the same way that actresses will sometimes shave a year or two off their age, unusually tall actors will shave an inch or so off their height. No one wants the director to be thinking “How are we going to light him?” when a 6’4″ dude is paired with a 5’2″ leading lady.

      • makeityourself

        We were just talking about this at work last week. And then last night I was watching TCM and there was Claudette Colbert, the epitome of big-head-small-body.

    • J. Preposterice

      Some stars are short, because stars are humans, and some humans are short. Some stars are not short, because some humans are not short. (Nicole Kidman is 5’11”. Angelina Jolie is 5’7″. Katie Holmes is 5’9″.)

  • boweryboy

    I usually like VW, but this…this is….wow.

  • kmk05

    The very definition of Minnie Mouse shoes. Blech! The colours are great for Christmas, but the shape of that thing is unbelievably ugly.

  • Danielle

    Irrational love list.

    • Jacob Bowen


    • demidaemon

      Agreed. However, her style and this dress in particular…not so much.

  • Cheryl

    On the first photo, I thought, ‘oh not too bad, if they fixed the armhole properly’, until I saw the horrible bubble skirt bottom part of the dress. I like the clunky shoes, although not with that dress. Her makeup is very nicely done, very pretty.

  • Nika E

    Everything thats happening here is crazy. This looks like she dressed herself cause if she paid somebody for this she got swindled.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    It would seem that Gwen Stefani didn’t clean out Vivienne Westwood in her Galliano gown after all. She was smart enough to leave this one behind.

    Anna was in a rush to get from hot yoga to the Z100 Jingle Ball red carpet, her stylist gave her this while she got dressed in the car.

  • histrogeek

    She seems very angry about the look. The first photo could be passed off as bad Blue Steel, but the other photos are more like “goddamn I will fucking kill that stylist in a wood chipper” or an attempt to put a brave face on awful shoes.

  • Constant Reader

    Honey, go home, take off everything except the necklace, and then start over. And brush your hair!

  • nannypoo

    She’s a cross between Tinkerbell and Minnie Mouse.

  • filmcricket

    I feel like the bodice could work, if it weren’t attached to that travesty of a skirt. The shoes … let us never speak of them again.

  • marlie

    Anna looks like she squeezed herself into a child’s dress. It’s horribly unflattering.

  • tereliz

    How can something so short be so shapeless? Love the necklace, and her face, but that’s about it. I don’t think that’s anyone’s dress, and the shoes aren’t helping.

  • Tracy_Flick

    It looks like there was some kind of mix-up at the factory, and the skirt that was supposed to go with this bodice got lost. At the last minute, they fastened some handy holiday decor on it to cover up the good china.

  • E. D.

    Scrolldown issues. The skirt is too short and the shoes are clunky.

  • Glam Dixie

    Well…………’s appropriately sparkly for a Jingle Ball? Yeah, that’s all I’ve got.

  • Imasewsure

    Maybe this was supposed to go over an actual Westwood dress? Love me some Anna but this is wrong wrong wrong

  • MoHub

    Hoof shoes: Somebody make them stop!

    • bingo


  • hillmad

    A scrolldown fug if there ever was one! Love the top and the jewelry!

  • Aaminah Khan

    I’m so madly in love with her that I just can’t hate this. (Plus, I’m busty and high-waisted, though about half a foot taller than Ms Anna, so there’s that, too.)

  • kimmeister

    So the necklace is . . . a cross on Saturn?

  • decormaven

    Gorgeous, gorgeous necklace. Pity it is paired with this too-short frock.

  • Cyprienne Zed

    Scrolldown fug (as Heather and Jessica say)!

  • SugarSnap108

    Scroll-down gasp. I actually clutched my chest.

  • crash1212

    Love: hair, makeup, jewelry. HATE: dress and shoes. That is SUCH an ugly dress…can’t imagine what anybody was thinking – either in making it or putting it on anybody. Shoes…burn them now. With fire.

  • Trickytrisha

    She’s joining the circus? In the 1930s? That is one unbelievably awkward skirt, reminiscent of the modesty preserving stage costumes of yore. The shoes, in all their dubious glory, seem to be the go-to footwear for short celebs (Kelly O, I’m looking at you) who are under the illusion that since they make them look taller they must be fine and dandy. They remind me of hog-nosed snakes’ heads. Ugh.

  • YoungSally

    Looks like one of the can can whores from the dream ballet in Oklahoma.

  • fashion4ever

    This is hurting my eyes.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I find her very awkward in general and this is worst than most. Uck. Uck. Uck. Minnie Mouse goes stomping at the USO.

  • Jacob Bowen

    OH MY GOSH! Is that TWO different awful shiny fabrics? This dress should be TWICE as awesome but instead it is a disaster x1000.

  • cocohall

    She looks like Tinkerbell dressed for winter. She just needs some wings. Clap if you believe . . . .

  • gksp

    Stop the madness with the platform hoof shoes. Ridiculous. Not cute. Not sexy.

  • Tinkerbell’s goth phase didn’t go very well.

    I love the necklace but this is the very definition of a scroll-down fug. I actually gasped when I hit the hem and realised there was *no more dress* (is there a way for doing italics in disqus?)

  • judybrowni

    I’m getting Tinkerbell’s Evil Twin vibration, here.

  • Susan Velazquez

    I love this girl but she never gets it right. WHY DOES YOUR STYLIST HATE YOU, ANNA?

  • demidaemon

    What is up with all these ugly, unflattering dresses on young women today? Just go home, Anna. You and your dress are way drunk and prone to a one-night stand you will both regret.

  • sienna elm

    But she looks amazing from the waist up!!

  • LambeeBaby

    She stopped by the party on her way to figure skating.

  • ThesisMonkey

    oh girl. hate the shoes, but i think that skirt (position, length, material, shape, etc, etc) is the culprit here.

  • quiltrx

    The top wasn’t great or anything, but this was one of those “But what’s so wrong with…OHHHHHHH” moments. YIKES>

  • bertkeeter

    Are all the worlds fashion stylists dead?

  • Casino waitress.

  • Shawn EH

    Still mad at her for that cups song.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    This is Westwood? Just not working-proportions are off, and those two shades are fighting with each other on my monitor.

  • Lilyana_F

    Oh, wow, that’s an ugly dress.