Lindsay Lohan in Halston at the Art of Bullfighting Event

Posted on December 06, 2013

Let’s start off by noting it’s a testament to how far Lindsay’s come that we can give her an honest style critique instead of making snarky jokes about what a mess she is. So attagirl, Linds. It seems you’ve had a semi-decent year.

Now. Let’s see how she did.


Lindsay Lohan attends the Art of Bullfighting event during the Art Basel 2013 at Cipriani’s Downtown Miami, Florida in a Halston vintage dress paired with Christian Louboutin heels and a Cartier vintage necklace.

Okay, she has the same problem she’s always had, which is that she makes everything she wears look cheaper. Part of that comes down to her taste, which tends toward the trashy, but another big part of the problem is her complete lack of understanding as to how to put a look together.

Incidentally, we speak as if she has no stylist, but for all we know, she does. But it’s pretty clear that LiLo definitely has a strong sense of how she wants to present herself since, if nothing else, she’s been consistent in her style for years now.

Back to this look: The necklace, dress and shoes should not all be appearing in the same look. They’re all fine pieces  – Halston, Louboutin, Cartier – but they fight each other terribly and the result is that they all look cheap and gaudy.. A dress like that needs some sort of boob support, very subtle jewelry, simple and classic shoes, and possibly a contrasting belt in order to work. Take these shoes and the necklace, pair them with jeans and a cute, simple sweater or blouse and you’re good to go for two different events, girl.

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  • RussellH88

    The outfit’s a mess but she’s still in the phase of “I’m just glad she looks like a human” with me.

    • MK03

      She looks more like herself than she has in years. I consider that a win unto itself.

      • lifeisastory

        Agreed. It’s so nice to see her looking healthy. I agree with whoever said below that she should chop the hair off and go back to red. But I get the feeling she doesn’t think red is sexy. Not on her, anyway.

        • I feel like that comes from her mother. They dye their hair the exact same shade, and for awhile all Lindsay’s surgery was closing in on a point at which she would look just like her mother. I wonder if Dina has a lot of input when Linday picks out her clothes.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Yes to this. It really is a pleasure to see her looking healthy, and happy. Those are big, big steps up from where she’s been.
      I would have liked a less heavy-looking shoe with the dress.

  • Paigealicious

    Those shoes are awful. I will say her hair and makeup look nice but she always looks like she would smell bad.

    • Dibs

      That’s awful.

  • Frank_821

    What’s really notable is that she’s looks like her old self again. She looks healthy and young!

    Yes the ensemble is a bit of a misfire but she looks way better than she has pre-rehab

    • tereliz

      Her lips have finally deflated. Makes a big difference in how young and healthy she looks.

      • Rhonda Shore

        she needs a different lip color though, this adds to the cheap look.

  • Julia

    I actually love this? What is happening to me???

    • Little_Olive

      You’re instinctively grading on a curve.

  • Mismarker

    Those shoes are U-G-L-Y and they ain’t got no alibi. Still pulling for her. She looks healthy and happy.

    • 3boysful

      Shoes straight out of Gaga’s reject pile. Even if they are Louboutins.

  • Latin Buddy

    First, girl looks healthy (compared to her old self).

    Second, if Rachel Zoe could get to her, I think she could totally rock the 70s Halston Studio 54 Look.

    • Yes! Totally agree.

    • tereliz

      You mean if Zoe would touch her with a ten foot pole? Kidding, kidding!!

    • cocohall

      “IF Rachel Zoe could get to her” THis struck me as so funny and the seed for a new reality show: Stylists Without Borders. Where devoted fashion professionals risk their lives and reputations to rescue some of fashions most tragic victims.

  • If this was 1978, she’d be just like any other Long Island girl, taking the LIRR to Manhattan so she could try to get into Club 54.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    Gold overload (Given her skintone and hair) but she looks healthy, like she’s eating, and she’s smiling.

  • Yaslind

    I can’t see anything beyond that titscrepancy

    • Sarah

      Thank you! I have no idea what would cause one to hang that much lower than the other…

      • Adriana


        • Let it out

          Thanks for posting that. It’s disappointing when people forget that this is a fashion blog, not a place to critique people’s bodies. Ugh.

          • deelup

            I know many would probably disagree, but I feel breast implants are like a really expensive set of earrings that sit lower. Like all accessories we can appraise their visual.

    • Qdahling

      Them boobs, they are askew!

    • Not applicable

      i was hoping it was a lighting thing… how unfortunate.

    • Barb Ray

      I suspect she has on one of those stick-on bras, and it malfunctioned.

      • Her boobs are too big for such contraptions. She needs a good longline.

        • Barb Ray

          You are 100% correct. It’s a rare celeb, or stylist, who employs appropriate, and functional foundation garments these days, unfortunately.

      • Vtg Fashion Library

        This is a good explanation. A good foundation garment would’ve bumped this up. As it is, it’s very distracting.

  • Huntsmanfan

    Yeeesh. Those are some odd heels. Lindsay looks healthy and looks like she got some well needed rest. This girl is a knockout in that American Hustle style, but that dress has her “girls” look like they’re “not talking at the moment.” Get some support Lilo.

  • Clueless_Jock

    ‘Tis the season to be gaudy…

  • rebeemoon

    I second the need for boob support, if only to wrangle those two things (one pointing down and to the left, the other pointing up and to the right) and get them to parallel park.

    • NMMagpie


    • tereliz

      LOL! I was starting to believe I’ll never be able to go braless without some support ever again because my left boob is slightly larger than the right all of a sudden and one nipple is like half an inch below the other. It’s super noticeable to me.

      Lindsay’s are in two different time zones.

      I no longer feel so bad about my wonky boobs.

      • Nancer

        Oh my gosh – I posted then saw your post – Wonky is the word of the day!

    • Let it out

      “Things”? I would hate to have you critique my body (particularly if you’re in a forum discussing my outfit).

      • Dagny Taggart

        Maybe you are being a tad oversensitive? She didn’t say “ugly things.” I don’t see a body critique; I see a noun.

        • Let it out

          Eh, I sound more offended than I am. I don’t think anyone’s boob things need wrangling, and “parallel park” is just a cutesy way of justifying an overly specific and petty comment. Why not, “I think she needs some support” and leave it at that?

          • Robin Murray

            I thought the “parallel park” metaphor was inspired. Anyone who has ever maneuvered herself into a specific, weirdly-shaped bra for a specific dress can relate. There are many micro adjustments to be made.

  • Laura Renee

    Aww, she looks good, though! (Face-wise.) I’m happy for her.

  • mmebam

    Yep, either the shoes or the necklace or the dress. And since those shoes are ugly as sin, it looks like the necklace or the dress.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Just take those shoes and burn them. They belong no where. I quite like the dress.

  • JR Labrador

    It’s nice that she looks all healthy and shiny but why are her ta-tas wandering off in different directions?

  • You can take the girl out of the crack den….

    (what too harsh?)

    • demidaemon


  • MilaXX

    I must be feeling charitable. Lose the necklace, give her some boob support and I’d give this look a pass. Fingers crossed for continued sobriety for her.

    • mjude

      I totally agree

  • ojosazules

    She looks young and beautiful and I’m glad for her. It’s been a while.

  • tereliz

    God, I want that necklace. Well, not that one until it’s been in an autoclave, but you get the idea.

    She looks like she’s trying. Gotta give her that. But she needs a major haircut, those extensions look like old Barbie hair. If anyone would benefit from a pixie it’s her. Just think of all the news coverage, Lindz!

    • alyce1213

      I believe you’re right about a pixie for her; even though it’s gotten to be “the thing to do,” not everyone should.
      She has the face and the bone structure for it.

    • Tatiana Luján

      I love the idea of her with a pixie. A pixie and her natural red hair.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros

    YOU: “A dress like that needs some sort of boob support”

    ME: Go up and CHECK her boobs


  • alyce1213

    Linds really needs help to take a big step away from the look she’s been perpetuating since she hit adulthood. She’s clean and sober, but she still dresses like a trashy club girl. She clings to what she perceives as sexy, steadfastly refusing to support her boobs and wearing too-long extensions and too much glitz. This is the time to start image rehabilitation, girl. I’m pulling for you.
    P.S. Burn them shoes.

    • I have my doubts on clean and sober. But you are correct regardless. It’s time for a style rehab too.

      • alyce1213

        Yeah, I know what you mean. But in these pictures, she looks more present — in the eyes — than before. They’re actually focused and bright.

        • decormaven

          I always think of that VF spread- the one shot on a sailboat. Whoever styled her for that session had the right idea. With the right stylist- she could knock it out of the park.

          • I loved that shoot – it was like the early Marilyn Monroe shots where she looked so fresh and happy.

          • decormaven

            Yes, absolutely!

      • formerlyAnon

        But at least in check. For now. Her eyes are in the same timezone and no visible bruises on her legs.

  • Jacob Marek

    Her face is settling in nicely. It was really touch-and-go there for awhile.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    If she could have just resisted those shoes (and that pedi)…I’d be on board with this. But the feet are totally killing this.

    • alyce1213

      It’s a Theresa Caputo pedicure.

      • housefulofboys

        I had to google who Theresa Caputo was, but you are so right! I don’t watch her show, but I had to watch her recent ads multiple times to figure out why she was attaching white guitar picks to her fingers. Horrific!

  • veriance

    She needs a bra, or tape, or something. Stop slouching!

  • Sam Smith

    She, at least looks clean, somewhat healthy and not totally orange. So kudos for that. I think she could do the 70s look, and this dress would be a good place to start, but the rest of the outfit is horrible and yes boobs need help.

  • Miss_Led

    There is a terrible titscrepancy, and it’s not the dress.

  • Julie Ree

    It’s like she saw the labels and thought since they were expensive they should all go together.

    • alyce1213

      We see a lot of that, I think.

      • Julie Ree

        It was my firm grasp of the obvious statement of the week.

        • formerlyAnon

          Sometimes it just needs to be said before anything else can emerge.

  • teensmom99

    Hard to notice any thing beyond the need for boob support–until you see those shoes which I think cannot be redeemed. But most of all, if she can’t afford nail polish, she should skip it rather than using white-out.

  • lalahartma

    Not bad, except the uneven boobs. She even looks like herself. Did she have work reversed?

    • alyce1213

      I think her face is less bloaty from not drinking, etc. and any injections she’s had in the past don’t seem to have been refilled. Her face looks quite natural (and beautiful).

  • Synnamin

    I so covet that necklace. gimme!

  • Lesley

    the dress COULD be cute if done right, totally appropriate for the holidays, very “let’s welcome the new year.” now, those shoes are horrible – was never a fan ; that necklace just doesn’t belong and lastly, what does it take for this girl to wear a bra?? for someone with a big chest she just let’s them flop away – not a good look lilo. but props for the hair looking clean 🙂

  • Danielle

    The shoes are making my teeth hurt.

  • Sarah

    She looks so much better! I hate her shoes with a fiery passion. And I really want her to stop pretending she doesn’t need support garments. I feel her – I did it until I was way too old to do it, but I hid my stuff under a lot of hair. She just needs to take a big-girl pill and go get a wardrobe of bras.

  • Rand Ortega

    At least she doesn’t look like a 40 year old porn star. So it’s a WERQ for me.

  • amaranth16

    Is she wearing only the left cup of a bra? What is happening?

  • Nancer

    How can she not realize that she needed a bra with this? She looks wonky. Not good.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I really like the necklace, don’t mind the dress and hate the shoes.
    That gold and the color of her hair are fighting to death.

  • That’s the sort of frock I want Amy Adams to work for the American Hustle poledance. So Lindsay can keep the necklace and wear it to the hairdresser when she gets those dreadful extensions taken out.

  • MitchellGilburne

    I dunno, put the hair in a big, sleek ponytail and I’d be into it.

  • TAGinMO

    This dress just begs to be worn by a woman of color. Not a flattering hue on Linds…and probably not on any white girl.

  • I love her look from the necklace up! She looks healthier than she has in a long time. I don’t care for the dress or the shoes.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Lindsey, have your people call Reese Witherspoon’s people. You need a strong dose of America’s Sweetheart styling. This whole barfly/party girl look is NOT working for you right now.

    • tereliz

      I’ve been thinking for months she needs to go the “serious fashion editrix” route. You know, the minimalist chic French kind. She’d look great with the Vidal Sassoon bob I’ve just given her in my head, but she’ll need to trade in her Marlboros for Gauloises.

      Or Joanna Hillman if she can’t handle the minimalism of someone like Roitfeld. Something edgy and effortless. I think she’s too far gone to come back to America’s Sweetheart. So she can keep the leather pants she loves, as long as she pairs them with a cropped wool sweater and some studded velvet loafers.

      She can keep this dress, add a black blazer, some d’Orsay pumps and leave off all the jewelry but an arm full of metal bracelets and a man’s watch. With an envelope clutch, of course. She looks so unfinished above, with no bag and bare arms and shoes that just don’t go.

  • marlie

    Nothing about this outfit works for her, but her face looks healthy, so I’m good with that.

  • Jahna Peloquin

    She hasn’t looked this good in years.

  • Little_Olive

    I cannot believe those shoes are sold by a “designer”. No self-respecting hooker would wear those.

    • alyce1213

      Those ugly things go for about $1,000, maybe more with the studded heels.

      • Little_Olive

        Not that this is a groundbreaking thought, but I really, really wish we could now what the commentariat would be on those shoes had them no lacquered red soles.

  • Carla_Charlton

    Why is one boob lower than the other?

    • Imasewsure


      • Carla_Charlton

        But they’re so uneven!

        • CatherineRhodes

          I was thinking the same. The left one is way low and the right is floating 3 inches above.

    • Mona_Visa

      I suspect the dress is tugging it down on one side. The neck & belt are asymmetrical too, so it’s all kinda “in motion” if that makes sense. Either that or— no. No, let’s blame the dress.

  • boweryboy

    It’s vintage Halston. I dunno if vintage in this case means ’70s, but she should have went for full on disco fabulous glam.

  • rissa42210

    Mkay. Starting at the top, no more horsey extensions. In fact, no more extensions at all. Back off on the consumption tone of eyeshadow, but the shimmer factor is flattering. No more lip plumper. No to the necklace. Get the proper undergarments. A belt is needed. Burn those shoes and come back with a COMPLETELY different shaped shoe. Preferably no platform, unless it’s a subtly disco-fabulous platform. Delicate gold chain accessories. That would be much better.

  • Imasewsure

    She looks great in the close up except for the lipstick color. Dress could have worked and with the changes suggested by our esteemed uncles, even the funky shoes could have some purpose, Not a bad effort even if it isn’t great (in any way)

  • Kelly

    It’s kind of hard to wear that much gold lamé and *not* look cheap. And the shoes belong on some trash heap along with Gaga’s favorite black platforms.

    But pervert that I am, I find myself concentrating on the mystery of the breasts. Yes, clearly she needs some support, but . . .doesn’t it look like she actually has two different women’s breasts? A right one that is low and rather saggy and a left one that is about three inches higher and perky? I know a woman can have breasts of different sizes, but rarely this dramatic, right? Is it just the camera angle?

    • Robin Murray

      I thought the exact same thing (i.e. titscrepancy). I wonder if she has had her implants removed.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        It looks like she only had one removed.

  • another_laura

    I need that necklace. If you see the top of that second photo, with just the nice smile and the necklace, it’s lovely.

    It’s really too bad about the support garment. I wonder if she had some cups on and one fell out or something.

    The shoes are just yucky and should never be seen again, with anything.

  • Not applicable

    can we all step back for a sec tho and notice that despite the fashion missteps, she really looks good– I mean, healthy. No bloaty face, tired eyes, bad skin & hair… She just looks SOOO much better than she’s looked in a while.

    Let’s encourage more of that!

  • Sunraya

    Her eyes look clear, her teeth look white instead of trashed by smoking crack or meth or whatever she was killing herself with, and she looks sober. This is a WERQ.

  • Mona_Visa

    I kinda love how the gold dress matches her freckles. That’s pretty adorable.

  • formerlyAnon

    She looks her age again! And look: NO BRUISES on her legs. I say that’s a good omen.

    Hate the shoes with the dress, the dress is the best piece here and it looks good on her. I do wish she’d get a professional hair colorist who’d convince her that that is not the right shade. With her skin/makeup and the dress, this is rather more “Goldfinger” than I think looks good, and it’s the hair I’d change.

  • fashion4ever

    Her face looks great!

  • Verascity

    Honestly, I’d give this a pretty high score for her with better shoes and a bra. This is better than she’s looked in a long time.

  • bertkeeter

    She looks good…The H dress would work on her if each of her boobs were at the same height! Vintage pics of Halston women, you will see they never wore support…so ok with that it’s just weird theat her right one is so much lower that it’s buddy?
    Shoes…WRONG and hideous, especialy with that honker of a white big toe nail ticking out! A strappy gold sandal, no platform is what is needed for this Halston look. No necklace please!

  • Synnae

    I don’t understand why she won’t put on a bra. In her own free time, do whatever – even if her boobs scream for support- but on a red carpet?
    Other than that, girl is looking better than she has in a long long time. Hopefully she keeps it up.

    • Mona_Visa

      (Not making a boob joke with “keeps it up”… resisting… resisting…)

      • Synnae


  • Constant Reader

    Hate the shoes, wish the girls had some support, and wish she’d chosen statement earrings and kept that necklace for another day. But gosh, she looks pretty and healthy!

  • ashtangajunkie

    Frankenshoes, no?

  • CT14

    That’s the best her face has looked in ages, and she’s finally letting some of the red back into her hair.

    The clothes are disappointing, but I love the necklace. Keep it and change the rest.

  • melanie0866

    her face and hair look MUCH better. I hope she’s really back; we loved her in her “Mean Girls” days.

    Hate the white toenails.

  • The only thing I can focus on is the asymmetry of her boobs!

    • Natalie

      If yours are perfectly symmetrical, I am super-jealous.

      • bellafigura1

        Well, no, they’re not — that’s why God invented bras.

      • No I mean one is higher than the other. Is there a half bra that the right boob is hanging out of? I mean, really!

  • frannyprof

    Agree on the style critique. But, can I just say that it’s nice to see her looking so refreshed? And I don’t mean in a Nicole Kidman/Madonna post botox/treatment kind of way. She looks like she’s been taking care of herself. I hope I’m right.

  • Natalie

    Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever had such a strongly negative gut reaction to shoes as I do to these shoes. Saw them, and my entire being said, “NOPE.”

    • Lori

      ITA. Those are some hideous shoes. I hate to doubt TLo, but I can’t imagine an outfit that those could be paired with that would make them noticeably less terrible.

  • Cee Layton

    Her boobs are of two minds.

  • rh33

    The white pedicure is making my eye twitch. Like a mini white pump sticking out of her shoe.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    I did not think it was physically possible for one’s breasts to be pointing in SUCH different directions. You learn something new every day.

  • Eric Stott


  • bellafigura1

    I think vintage Halston and Lindsey Lohan are a style match made in heaven. You are right, she is in desperate need of someone with a fashion perspective to help her stop reaching for things she “likes” and start pulling her look together. This is sooooo promising. She looks healthy and rested, now she needs someone to help her grow her look up.

  • Wow, she looks better than she has in ages. That makes me happy for her. Her eyes are lovely, but I do wish she would stop dying her hair blonde, and that lip color doesn’t suit her at all. I like the dress and the necklace, but not together. The boots would be hideous in any ensemble. I will brook no argument on that point.

  • she looks beautiful until you get to boob level and below. the fit of the dress is just unflattering and makes the material look flimsy and cheap. the shoes are way to heavy for the floaty gold fabric. an eye-catching belt and more delicate shoes would fix a lot. i think the necklace and the dress are beautiful together, and i want to rip that necklace right off her and take it home to live with me.

  • GeoDiva

    She looks like she just nailed her Real Housewives of Miami audition.

  • Daktari100

    Bitch is back!

  • Joan Golann

    I am sorry but her boobs are too distracting. They are pointing in different directions and only one side is wearing a bra.

  • Kimberlini

    The heck with the dress and horrible shoes; I love that necklace!

  • CarrieBaby

    Aside from this unfortunate ensemble, she looks healthy in the face. Almost looking how she did before it all went downhill

  • Gold is not her color for hair or clothing, but JHC does she look better. Whatever you’re doing girl, keep doing it. (Or not doing, as the case may be.)

  • quiltrx

    Those are some of the ugliest shoes I’ve ever seen. Also, can someone TEACH HER ABOUT BRAS?
    I’ll give her this…she’s smiling, and doesn’t even look like she needs The Full Silkwood!

  • MoHub

    Those shoes need to be melted down and made into something useful.

  • Fred Vaughn

    It’s good ENOUGH, but it’s almost *too* matchy, and Loubous kinda aren’t her shoe.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    DItch the shoes. Wear a bra. Her skin looks nice and her hair looks clean. And she’s smiling. Without the shoes, I flashed on some 1978 disco diva real-ness. Good on ya Lindsay.

  • She looks okay; and had her teeth repaired.

  • lonepear

    This dress looks like something I would be tickled to find at a thrift shop for eight dollars, wear once, and then ultimately give back to the thrift shop.

  • lifeisastory

    My theory on this is that she’s wearing one of those stick-on chicken cutlet bras and one side came unstuck, leaving one boob off kilter and the other one hanging loose.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    She’s got some major titscrepancy happening here and I similarly hate the shoes, but this is a vast improvement over the old LiLo. And, like most, just happy that she looks human and about her age.

  • andreawey

    face and hair are very pretty!

  • MichelleRafter

    As @stacylondon would say, the girls need support, big time. Also, why is it that young celebs are all starting to look like Angelina, Kim K. or Beyonce, or a combo of all three?