Kristen Wiig in Prada at the “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” NYC Premiere

Posted on December 16, 2013

Oh God, Kristen. You’re making this harder for us.

Kristen Wiig attends the “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” premiere in New York City in a Prada gown paired with Jean Michel Cazabat shoes and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Because we’ve railed at you for years for wearing shapeless, colorless, personality-free dresses and now you’ve taken to wearing dresses with perhaps a bit too much shape, color and personality for you to handle. And yet, we want to say that we’ll take a truly odd-looking dress like this any day of the week over those earth-toned sacks you used to favor. But in the interests of being consistent and fair, we have to note that this is just a plain awkward dress that draws the eye directly to the hips and crotch, which we’re pretty sure is not Kristen’s goal for the evening – to have everyone staring at her area. On the other hand, the colors are really interesting and look great on her, as does the little touches of sparkle. On the other, other hand, her head still looks depressed.

Kristen honey, we’re sorry to be so unfocused in our critique, but you really threw us a curveball. For that alone, we’re a little impressed. But we really can’t sign off on this dress, even though we support you trying some odd or challenging styles for this poledance. What we’re saying is, in short: hate the dress; love the attempt. Keep going in this direction. Just get your hair did and look into eye-shadow. That’s all we’re asking.






[Photo Credit: Dara Kushner/, Jennifer Graylock/]

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  • Terribly unflattering. Looks like something she got at the vintage shop during art school.

  • oklund

    Oh, man… she looks like a Latvian stage mom.

    • Mona_Visa

      No idea what that is, but I feel compelled to agree.

      • fashion4ever

        haha, totally! yes!

  • misstressofsylar

    And she looks miserable!

  • All this dress needs is shoulder pads and it would be full on 40’s screen siren. I would have chosen a more polished hairstyle and a lip color that is less orange. Also a pair of serious statement earrings would’ve helped balance the whole look and pull the attention back to her face, where it belongs.

    • Andrea B

      I would love to see this dress on Myrna Loy or Eve Arden.

      • OMG Eve Arden would SLAY in this.

        • Andrea B

          So would Tony Curtis.

          • Snailstsichr

            That wins the internet today.

          • fashion4ever


      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I think that Faye Dunaway might have done this one justice in “Mommie Dearest”. too.

    • SewingSiren

      Full on Siren is always good.

    • Shoulder pads and the more emphatic 40s bra.

      • kimmeister

        Yes, definitely needs those weirdly pointy boobs to fill out the depressed armpit ruching.

    • YoungSally

      It would be a much better dress in a black and white film.

    • vickilu

      I hate this dress, but your comment makes it clear what they were aiming for. I totally see 1940s here. Still ugly, but at least there’s some sense to it.

      • Mary Lauer

        Ohmigod, I read that as 1490s!! 😎

    • Wendi126

      Joan Crawford would snatch it right off the hanger, even if it’s a wire one

    • rh33

      This is so 40s technicolor. Weird color combinations that are bad yet great. I completely agree with your assessment!

  • nannypoo

    That dress is glamorous and hideous at the same time, an interesting combination. The colors are bad together and the grey against her face is really unflattering. And the flat, stringy hair is doing nothing to help. She is a pretty woman but she has no idea what to do about it.

  • SewingSiren

    I may be the only one, but I love it. I think it looks like a vintage gown from the 1940’s. It is not exactly flattering , but it is so beautiful that it doesn’t matter. I do wish she had done her hair in a vaguely 40’s victory roll or something, that’s my only complaint.

    • SugarSnap108

      No, I like the 1940s vibe of the dress, though I agree that it’s not terribly flattering. My biggest problem is how every other choice is fighting the dress, from the limp hair to the bad makeup to the black nail polish and thumb ring. I’d rather see an embrace of the ’40s look — though I’d probably be bitching about what-all that has to do with “Anchorman 2.”

  • jilly_d

    This dress needs Christina Hendricks’ body to work. Love you Kristen, but try again.

  • Diego!

    Honey… where do we start?

    That is not your:

    Hair (too flat and boring)
    Make up (are we in the early ’80’s?)
    Dress (though it’s interesting, the colors of it are terrible and that dress makes you look as if you were in your 75)

    A piece of advise, fire your stylist, make up artist and hairdresser and get a new staff.

    You’re welcome!

    • Rhonda Shore

      Yes and the hair color isn’t flattering either. It’s too hard a look for her.

      • Diego!

        Word. She looks way older than her real age. I hope it’s only for a role in a movie. She should go blonde again

        • Rhonda Shore

          Sadly it makes her look tired. And she’s not at all tired!!!

          • Diego!

            It does indeed!

  • Richard Banger

    Would’ve been a knockout if the sleeves were fitted and everything were in that coral fabric

    • neeva

      Yes, the baggy sleeves are just awful!

  • annabelle archer

    Oh gawd. She looks like Monday morning feels.

  • Jenna Marie

    This just screams “BIRTHING HIPS!”

  • In_Stitches

    Just say no to dresses with loin clothes. Not a fan of the color combo as well. Both have a similarly somber, greyed over tone; I wish one was a bit brighter to provide some contrast.

    Ultimately, it looks like a dress for Kim Kardashian, in some bizarro world where she has psoriasis.

    • Kim Kardashian does have psoriasis. If I told you she treated it with urine, I’d have to admit I watch that freakshow of a series.

  • Anna_Cecilia

    I….really don’t know what to make of this. Wow.

    Something you would wear as Viktor Krum’s date to the Durmstrang Academy Snowflake Ball, maybe?

    • sojourneryouth

      Love it! Poor Viktor would have a hell of a time finding an appropriate corsage for this monstrosity.

      • Anna_Cecilia

        Or perhaps he could transfigure this dress into one that isn’t atrocious ;).

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Or, if all else failed, he could stupefy Kristen into a torpor and shove her in a closet. I think this calls for a new spell to transfigure lady stars.

          • Anna_Cecilia

            I tried to think of something clever involving “Avada” and something to do with ugly dresses but failed spectacularly. I say it should just go in the vanishing cabinet so it can end up at Borgin & Burkes because that would actually be a great place to consign this dress.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I couldn’t think of any witty or clever spells, either, so I think the vanishing cabinet is a fab idea for this one!

  • Jessica Freeman

    It’s all bad. I’m too cranky on a Monday for this mess.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      It’s Cranky Monday, for sure-between the workmen who were way late and the gibbering idiot at the gym, I’m exhausted, and just happy that Looks cannot kill.

  • CeeRich

    If this dress was in a solid color? Purple, green, etc…it would be fabulous. Grey and uh….terracotta? NO

    • ballerinawithagun

      You just woke me up! Purple or emerald green would have been fabulous! Shoulder pads (if you’re going vintage go all the way!) and extending the sequin applique all the way down the CF would have been fabulous.

      • CeeRich


    • kbshee

      I think a solid with the beading around the neck and the sleeves would have been quite elegant.

  • PastryGoddess

    She gets a free dress worth thousands and can’t be bothered to do her hair and make up.

  • Laurie Landry

    It’s a rather awkward “Mullet in the Front” kind of dress.

  • So much folderol and phoopheraw around her hips and a grey void at her chest gives her a very unflattering shape. Plus those are not her colours. I don’t mind a bit of blush, but I think hers is a bit too matched to the lipstick, and both are too orange for her. AND the toy soldier pose…

    • conniemd

      My instant thought was all the folderol and phoopheraw should have been put on her chest and not in her crotch and hips. It is so unbalanced having EVERYTHING in the nether areas. The pleating blocking on the bottom would have been better balanced with the embroidery work on the top. It had have made her ladies look less lonely and dull.

  • Kathy

    Another dress with too much happening. We’ve got two yucky colors, shiny frou-frou, and ruching coming out the ying yang.

  • Amanda Gamble

    Kristen,I wouldn’t bother,but we all love you. Please get in touch with Tina Fey’s stylist. They know how to take a smart,funny girl into Hollywood Goddess Land.

  • jen_vasm

    Why does this dress look like it was made out of blankets from the 1960s? The texture should be more slinky & less thick. I do not like how the dolman sleeves land right at her bustline – yes, maybe shoulder pads might help. The sleeves look too big, also. I think with some design tweaks, this could’ve been a great update to a 40s style, but it missed the mark.

  • filmcricket

    I think her face looks pretty good, compared to where it’s been at for her last few outings. The dress is giving me a sad, though.

  • Nika E

    Gawd, there are so many things wrong that I’m not even getting into it. Smdh…

  • teensmom99

    This dress is crying out for an updo, and for Norma Shearer.

  • Joey Melliza

    Uglier than Rodarte! … she’s not fierce enough to tackle the challenge of making ugly chic — i’m sorry put next to a circus clown this would get more laughs.

  • TheGreenWomanV

    The girls are screaming out for a better bra.

  • Carleenml

    It’s fine to say “check out my hips, bitches” – as long as your hair doesn’t scream “check out my hips and only my hips please god don’t notice my awful hair.”

  • bellafigura1

    This is really Miuccia taking the granny-chic thing right over the top and into the stratosphere of ugly. I mean, who could wear this? No one. Not even the valkyries, Swinchett.

    • bellafigura1

      Also, the hair + lipstick, very very sad.

  • tonibaloney

    That orange lip color is making my eye twitch.

  • JulieK

    This is a clear example of “Girl, That’s Not ANYONE’s Dress.” I do like the earrings though!

  • Chickadeep

    This is the first time in a LONG time I’ve had a visceral, skin-crawly reaction to a dress. MAN that thing is just terrible on her.

  • wisenhar

    I would love to see what Ms. Dita could do with this dress.

    • She’d have her shoulders back, tits out and WERQ it.

      • wisenhar

        Damn right she would! I think this dress was made for Dita. She’s got the ‘tude this dress requires.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Good lord.

  • E. D.

    That isn’t anyone’s dress.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Was she trying to match her lip colour to the side panels of the dress?..also that is an unfortunate combination of shirring and lack of support around the girls…

  • rissa42210

    Take that dress off and send it over to Helen Miran or Jane Fonda.

  • cocohall

    I’m not familiar with the movie or her character. Is she in costume, in effect? Attempting to be funny? Because otherwise I’m at loss as to how she could head out the door in this number. It looks like something she would wear in those fake perfume ads on SNL. Or as the crazy Hollywood diva contestant on Password. I think that is the challenge for female comedians – they spend so much time poking fun at glamour and pretension, that when they do dress up for the red carpet, it becomes quite suspect. Still, there has to be another answer. I actually think she would be an excellent candidate for lady pants/suits for the RC.

  • formerlyAnon

    Can’t argue that the dress doesn’t flatter (I think she could have pulled it off, barely, with better styling and posture and confident body language) but I’m fixated on the hair. The HAIR, for goshsakes, the frickin’ hair! I imagine it does . . . something . . . in the back, something that might even be sleek and lovely. But the front view is HORRID. All pointless dangly bits and sleek, flat top. Neither elegant nor edgy nor even making sense. Nice color, though.

  • Elodie


  • The shape of the dress is good but I have to wonder…was Miuccia Prada high when she designed this? I am not feeling all that sparkle. It’s a bit Old Hollywood throwback but in a Joan-Crawford-would-have-worn-this-when-she-was-70 kind of way. She might need an intervention.

  • Mona_Visa

    The dress makes her look like she has cramps. Sequined, Prada-bedecked cramps.

  • decormaven

    That lipcolor does her no favors. And shame on the stylist- the hair should have been appropriately styled for this vintage-style gown.

  • myristica_fragrans

    wow, she’s not even trying anymore.

  • MilaXX

    I don’t entirely hate this. In fact cut this to the knee & remove the appliques down the front & I’d be okay with it. Yes the hair is flat, but the dress is interesting & she had color on her lips.

    ETA: Looking again, the darting on the chest makes her look both droopy & flat chested at the same time. I guess I like this more in principal than actual presentation.

  • Gatto Nero

    I love me some Prada, but the dress makes this sylph-like woman look hippy and short-waisted. As you say, though, at least she went for it.
    The hair needs help, but her face (if the lip is a nod to the dress color) is perfect.

  • mjmiller

    Bad. just bad. It makes her look big in the hips and stomach, and totally flat chested. Hate the two colors together. The closeup of the top half looks so nice, except for the hair.

  • Janet B

    A 40’s dress, deserves a nod to the era with the styling; polished hairstyle, appropriate earrings, non-black nail polish, and shoulder pads..

    I don’t love the color combo, all one color would have been more appealing.

  • Ragnarockette

    I think it would look much better as a halter. The sleeves only add the polyester, Mimi from the Drew Carey Show, vibe.

  • Ashleigh


  • Lauren Dorsee Dillon

    That dress needs a plunging neckline. Some flesh would break up all that gray as well as balance the gown. If my stylist said I had to wear this, I’d tell her to find a new job.

  • sagecreek

    I have to say, ribcage up I like everything. Yes, even the lipstick, because for her it’s a daring dash into the world of color, and she looks good.

    Ribcage down? it’s all OMG, all the way.

  • MannahattaMamma

    That’s a joke, right? Some insanely brilliant convoluted joke about designers & representation & the media & etc etc? Because THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO EXPLAIN THIS HIDEOUSNESS

  • trisker

    A truly weird dress. Wish she would do something else with her hands! love her though.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    This is clearly not her dress. But whose is it? Norma Desmond? A turban would take care of the pesky hair issues, too.

  • alyce1213

    No one loves a ’40s vibe more than I do, and I think she’s good for that look. But this dress is utterly hideous.
    Her hair hasn’t moved — apparently in days. It’s almost tragic.

  • LuluBI

    Ship it off to Cate Blanchett or another PHD-level dress wearer?

  • XPT

    I think the dress would improve a lot if it only was the right size. Just too big.

  • jw_ny

    If this were all grey with no salmon side panels, and no bedazzling in her lady-bits region, I think I’d like this. She seems like a simple gal, and probably should keep her style simple and clean. Overall the dress flatters her shape, and I especially like how the sparkly collar and simple earrings draw attention upward to her face (although she did completely miss the mark on hair and makeup.) Like TLo said…”keep going in this direction” 🙂

  • Why does Kristen cover all up the time? I do like the dress in an artistic way – if it was on an old Hollywood grand dame back in 1935 or on a manequin at the Met Museum. But it’s very draggy…or heavy on her.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Yikes, that orange lipstick is SO dated. My grandma used to wear that along with powder with the poofy applicator and Elizabeth Arden Bluegrass.

  • Erica

    Well, she showed you guys, didn’t she? You had some minor quibbles with her hair and makeup paired with a pretty dress in the last post about her and she took it up a notch and is now wearing a totally butt-ugly dress, with some lifeless hair.

  • Victoria Anzalone

    That is the ugliest dress I’ve seen in some time.

  • marlie

    I appreciate her trying something different, but this dress is crazy ugly and unflattering. I honestly can’t think of who this would look good on.

  • Imasewsure

    Wow what a hiddy dress. Keep the hair and makeup and either 1) fire your stylist 2) stop choosing your own “fun” dresses

  • Sunraya

    It’s like a big, fake symbolic penis!!! Yay for the fake penis!!


  • Lattis

    The grey/lavender color on the dress is, to me, THE definitive color of depression. Need Zoloft

  • pattie capet

    i’ve never seen her look better. then i looked at the dress. omg. it’s like one of those bad ’50s outfits that’s both garish and matronly at the same time. and what’s with the weird arms-in posing? it’s a language i can’t read,

  • Trickytrisha

    This dress is truly bizarre on her. I can see it on Carol Channing or Agnes de Mille, rest their souls, but not on someone who’s under the age of 80.

    Kristen is such a conundrum… nails polished, wearing jewelry, mascara, lipstick and foundation but ungroomed eyebrows and flat out dreadful hair. Oh, and that dress, which should be in the running for worst of the year.

  • H2olovngrl

    Who on Earth thought that lipstick shade was working with that outfit?

  • Fuchaforever

    ….Dress…is….SO….FUGLY….someone please pass me the Mylanta!!

  • mickiemonkey

    Can we put Christina Applegate’s dress on her? Please? Just to see what she would look like in a basic gorgeous dress? Is that asking too much?

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    She just look really unhappy here, and frankly, in that gown, I dont’ blame her. It is not flattering.

  • Calinda_L

    She needs to trade makeup artists with James Marsden’s. Maybe then they can each have faces and necks that are even bronzification.

  • Dagney


  • Blair Sylvester

    Most Project Runway Aufee’s wouldn’t come up with something this bad in ten hours and the people at Prada probably spent weeks making this as a team.

  • Alexis Boucher

    Maybe it’s some sort of live action comedic performance art. I hope that’s what it is anyways.

  • Milos Mom

    I love this look on her. Who would have thought that this kooky chick would have the style that she does. Werq. ( I personally would have wanted the side panel to only be a few shades darker then the rest… but that is just me.

  • MiriamMc75

    The hell???

  • largishbearishAtlish

    Oooooh, the ‘instant diaper dress’!!! Could Yoko Ono pull this off? (it’s THAT odd). Is the hair ironed? The wry smile has potential…maybe we just aren’t in on this….joke? statement? sigh….

  • demidaemon

    WTH? This look looks like a mental disorder, fully realized into fashion.

  • Oh sweet Tina! Please send Kristen your stylist.A girl that pretty should NOT look that…ummm…strange?

  • Joanie

    Big melty mess!

  • Shawn EH

    It’s like the colorized sequence in The Women, or the costume she’d wear when playing Kate Hepburn! Very 1930s silhouette!

  • Mary Lauer

    Norma Desmond. All the way.