Gwyneth Paltrow in Prada at the 2013 British Fashion Awards

Posted on December 03, 2013

Total “laundry day” look:



Gwyneth Paltrow attends the 2013 British Fashion Awards at London Coliseum in London, UK in Prada.

It feels like the skirt has nothing to do with the top. Like these were the only two items left clean in her wardrobe, a too-tight top and a skirt that doesn’t really go with it.

It appears that, having failed spectacularly at the task, Gwynnie has given up entirely on trying to impress the British.







[Photo Credit: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images]

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  • Sarah

    Or impressing anyone else, it would appear. Once again, I can confirm that my composed-in-a-moment after I got up late for work outfit is more stylish than Gwynnie’s. Although my shoes are lower. I’ll give her that.

    • musicandmochi

      God, yes.
      She is at the tippy top of my Rational celebrity hate list.

  • Jessica Freeman

    This makes no sense at all. It looks like she’s wearing a bathing suit with a skirt cover up…or something…

    • I was just about to post the same thing. Had the sentence typed out and ready – but you summed it up perfectly.

  • Go home, Gwynnie, you’re drunk.

  • NBG

    It looks like she just finished ballet class and pulled the skirt on over her leotard for the train ride home.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Prada makes some fugly clothes. There, I said it.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Thank you-come here and sit by me. I have never understood the high regard for Prada.

  • marlie

    WAYMINT (to quote @annabellearcher)…

    Almost everyone else seems to be wearing evening attire to this event, and she’s wearing the equivalent of a skirt and a tank top?!? I just can’t with this chick.

  • nannypoo

    If I were going to an event with “Fashion Awards” in its name I would make an effort to be – oh I don’t know – maybe “fashionable”. It appears no one did.

    • sojourneryouth

      Totally! I see better outfits in my 8am English class. Is this Gwynnie attempting hipster irony at the Fashion Awards?

  • SewingSiren

    Dressed for Swim and Cheer Camp.

  • hughman

    “Flat and sassy
    I would get the strays and losers
    Beggars really can’t be choosers…”

    • 3boysful

      Gwynnie, that ain’t it, kid.

      • Lisa McKissack

        She’s not even a 3.

  • Diego!

    Gwynie, honey, you’re in your 40’s, stop wearing a “Mean Girl” attire… this is a look for your daughter when she reaches her teenage years. It’s an OUT.

  • tereliz

    “It appears that, having failed spectacularly at the task, Gwynnie has given up entirely on trying to impress the British.”

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! But yeah that top is not flattering and makes the sensible skirt look uggo. I love burgundy and pink together but this is coming across as too cool, not warm and wintery at all. It must be unseasonably warm in England in December, amirite?

    (I kind of wish Madge would get on the GOOP train. Does she still think she’s British or has she outgrown that phase?)

    • fursa_saida

      I don’t understand why anyone would choose to put a colorblock line, or a line of any kind, where it is on this top. It’s a recipe for the illusion of sagginess.

  • I didn’t know Gwyneth shopped at “Fallas”…

  • Jecca2244

    is this one piece or two. What is wrong with her hair??? this is what my hair looks like right now. day 2. limp. needs to be washed. have an event tonight so I am going to spray some Oribe texturizing spray into it and pray for the best.

  • Imasewsure

    She looks great from the knees down (if it were summer of course)…

    Still she has very pretty feet and legs… and that’s all I got

    • marlie

      Positive reinforcement! 😉

  • throwaneyeonthis

    And yet, she still has that “aren’t I the sh*t” look on her face.

  • Sabin

    That is one weird outfit. It looks exactly like something I would’ve worn on my way to/from skating practice in the late 80s. Just switch the long black skirt for a wrap-around black chiffon dance skirt once I got to the rink.

    • Did you skate in 1000 Oaks? My daughter skated with a Sabin there in the ’80s.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    It almost looks as if she’s apologizing for her outfit in the last photo, “I know I usually lord over my superiority and like to jam my choices in your face and you have no choice but to look at me but, I fucked up guys. I got nothing today.”

    Alas, her true smug nature lives on in the other photos.

  • leahpapa

    Did ANYBODY look good – or fashionable, or even British – at this fashion awards show?

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I know, it’s like an epidemic of fugly.

      • marlie

        I have sympathy boob-pain for Rita Ora.

    • marlie

      Well, Harry Styles was voted the “Most Fashionable,” so that makes me question the whole thing.

      • leahpapa

        Oh! Then somebody should tell TLo they’ve been mislabeling this event. It was clearly a comedy show.

  • teensmom99

    To me, this is a “wear in the car” outfit. Maybe the person with her real outfit (the one she was supposed to change into) got held up.

  • Kelly

    An above-the-knee pleated skirt is always going to say “Catholic schoolgirl” to me. Maybe someone like Katy Perry could give it the irony and fun it needs. But smug, 40-something Paltrow has no chance of making this work — not even if she adds limp hair, unsuitable sandals, and a mismatched bathing-suit of a top. But hey, how ’bout them (probably surgically) flat abs, huh? — because I think that’s what this otherwise inexplicable look is about.

  • TwiddlyStun

    Swimsuit and kicky coverup for the lobby of the snooty hotel that won’t let you wear your swimsuit in the lobby.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I would like the top to be a dress.

    • lunchcoma

      Same. I thought it was a dress and clicked on the link preparing to say something nice and add that it seemed a bit tight. But as a top, with that skirt? Awful.

      • Tatiana Luján


  • schadenfreudelicious

    She can whip off the skirt when she hits hot yoga later…

  • jen

    Woah. What the fuck happened Paltrow?

  • Kathy

    Did someone send the celebs a joke email telling them to dress like shit for this event?

  • Lilithcat

    She just threw a skirt over her work-out clothes, didn’t she?

  • E2_Remote

    Ha? That skirt looks like those floor-length dust ruffle things caterers throw over the cake table at a wedding, then she doubled down with a swimsuit under it. Did she and Sienna get trashed at the same party just prior to this event?

  • Fannie Wolston

    blame those shoes, hideous.

  • LaSylphide

    I’m betting she didn’t win any fashion awards for this look.

  • lobsterlen

    Well she parted her hair on the side instead of down the middle … there’s that.

    • Kristin McNamara

      I was going to say that! Side part?! Woman, WHO are you, and what have you done with the Gwyneth we all know and hate?

  • Rand Ortega

    Is that a… dress? It looks like a skirt & a bathing suit.

    • Ginny Ellsworth

      And I think the skirt belongs to the dressing room next to hers.

  • carnush

    I’m puzzled at the decision to wear Prada to an event honoring British designers. I guess she really is not trying to impress them, or anyone, for that matter.

    • cocohall

      Right. And if you aren’t going to wear Team England, at least wear something attractive. These seems almost insulting.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    Well, my laundry day garb doesn’t include strappy high heels, especially since I lug the well-filled hamper down and up two long flights of stairs, and I don’t bother with skirts on laundry day, either, since shorts or workout pants suffice from the waist down. Her top isn’t entirely dissimilar from some camisole or sleeveless number that I might wear; no, that’s not true – mine would have a more flattering bodice.

    Gwynnie, what do you wear when you’re doing the laundry? Oh, you… uh,… tell the staff to handle that? Nevermind.

    • marlie

      *Snort* As if Gwynnie does her own laundry.

      But yes, that’s totally a workout/lazy-day-at-home top, with what’s MAYBE a work/office skirt.

  • MilaXX

    danskin and a skirt

    • Coco Cornejo

      Is she going to an event or a dance class?

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  • lobsterlen

    A commenter mentioned GOOP and I realized its been awhile since I partook in double reverse snobbery of feeling superior to Paltrow by looking at her webpage.

    For sale by Gwen via GOOP … A Stella McCartney grey thin wool farmer john style jumpsuit with a drawstring waist which is, “perfect to go from the office to a night out just add a trophy jacket in clustered sparkle.” Could anyone shed light on what is a trophy jacket? Is it like a trophy spouse?

    • demidaemon

      As it is a Stella, I cant say I’m surprised. If anyone actually pays any price for this shit, I think they should be banned from doing their own clothes shopping for life.

  • sagecreek

    No pedicure? Can’t afford it, or she’s decided that nail polish is bad for the planet?

  • quiltrx

    I hate you, and I hate your ass outfit.

    • KinoEye

      It makes me so mad that I’m goin’ home, and I’m gonna BITE MY PILLOW, is what I’m gonna do!

  • 3boysful

    Shouldn’t you wear a British designer if it’s the British Fashion awards?

  • Tracy_Flick

    I like the color and color-blocking of the top. The shoes are pretty. That’s all I got.

  • bertkeeter

    HUNEY…how about spending a night home with the kiddies once in a while?

  • SophieCollier

    At first glance, it looks like one of her yoga bodysuits under that skirt. Very weird look.

  • Trickytrisha

    Nice little outfit for shopping at the local supermarket. Clearly she’s sending a message… “I don’t give a flying fuck about anybody, particularly the British fashion industry.”

  • Lilyana_F

    Yeah, tragic.

  • oklund

    Yet another tennis player outfit (with heels)! Not a Grand Slam this time, Gwynnie.

  • Florence Whytingale

    I just love that they finally woke up to her style rut… and drastically changed things up by moving her centre part.

  • SugarSnap108

    From shoulders to ankles, this is exactly what I looked like in ballet class in 1989.

  • MichelleRafter

    She has the posture of a tween.

  • Danielle

    I want to hike her boobs up four inches.

  • frannyprof

    Deploying the GOOP smirkle*, right on cue.

    *Smirkle: A cross between a smirk and a smile.

    • Pennymac

      I’m going to put smirkle in my vocabulary STAT.

      • frannyprof

        Please do!

  • E. D.


  • DominoEstella

    I just wish she would put some color on her face.. and her toes. She looks grimy and yellow.

  • Wow. This is bad. Real bad. Michael Jackson.

  • Sunraya

    Prada had some really cool clothes in the Spring Collection, so why did Gwynnie pick such an ugly one??? And plain and boring, too.

  • LeelaST

    Why did she even bother showing up?

  • GillianHolroyd

    Huh. I usually hate Prada but I don’t completely hate this. I do wish it had been a long skirt, a long pleated skirt! and I loathe pink and maroon as a color combination so I’d change that as well.

  • Blech.

  • lifeisastory

    oh wow, that’s awful

  • How does she always manage to look so droopy? Heaven knows her and that Tracy Anderson woman have gone to excruciating lengths to make sure we know she’s not.

    • Erica_Vuitton

      I’m combining this comment with @AutumnInNY:disqus above comment and will forever forward call Gwyneth – Droopy Goopy.

  • AutumnInNY

    Oh Goopy. Get over yourself already. Everyone else has.

  • Fatima Siddique

    Like the hair and jewelry.

  • Mona_Visa

    And would it kill her to do something with her hair? Frustrating. Once again, Gwyneth’s biggest problem is Gwyneth.

  • formerlyAnon

    It’s reminding me of a “Real Housewives” look: No top too young or incongruous if it shows off one’s boobs/abs nicely.

  • PeaceBang

    I had that Danskin top in 3rd grade, 1975.

  • Maggie Smith

    I actually laughed out loud at this one. It reminds me of the time that I went to a pool party and got really stoned and then proceeded to just throw some jeans over my bathing suit and go out to the club. It sounded like a Great idea at the time. Thank the Gods there wasn’t a photographer there for pictorial evidence!!!!!!!!

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    She looks bad. The end.