Julia Roberts in Dolce&Gabbana at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards

Posted on January 13, 2014

Girl, if you think it might get a little chilly, bring a damn sweater.

 

 

Julia Roberts attends the 2014 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California in a Dolce&Gabanna ensemble accessorized with Harry Winston jewelry.

  Cause this shit’s not working.

Way to ruin a great dress. And probably a great shirt. Also: your makeup is making you look a little crazy. Or maybe that’s your face that’s doing that. Or maybe that’s just the crazy.

We trust we’ve made our point and you will reconsider the next time you want to play “fashion mashup,” mkay?

 

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Juan Rico/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Andrew Evans/PRPhotos.com]

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      Noooooooooo!

    • Spreecord

      Julia Roberts: Fanciest Cater Waiter in all the land.

    • Evan

      Irrational (or is it rational?) hatred for this one. She just annoys the crap out of me for some reason. Has since I was like 9 years old. She looks crazy in that first pic. And this outfit supports that thought.

      • Introspective

        that crazy eye she’s giving in these pics doesnt do much to turn your thoughts on her around…

      • alyce1213

        It’s rational.

        • sojourneryouth

          SO rational!

      • DTLAFamilies

        The best/worst story I’ve read about her (via Lainey Gossip): At the afterparty for Eat Pray Love, Julia reportedly did not want to hang with the civilians and booked out a private room for her own crew and the other famous people and only spent 5 minutes in the main room with all the regular people, after which she was overheard sneering that “that’s so tacky”, meaning all the fan folk she had to be forced to talk to in the larger area. Which, to be fair, is what they all think, only she’s the one who’ll say it out loud.

        • Evan

          I’ve read lots of stories about her being mean. Somebody who comments on this site said that she lives in Santa Fe/Taos, NM and doesn’t speak to anyone in the town. She even needs like a perimeter around her lol

        • Rand Ortega

          Well, not all of them…

          • DTLAFamilies

            Agreed. Tom Hanks and Hugh Jackman are both famously nice and gracious.

        • Cheryl

          I just remember her self serving nasty speech she gave after winning the Oscar for Erin Brockovich. She made a cruel remark to the conductor, didn’t bother to mention Erin Brockovich, and proceeded to make her speech all about herself. Any story you read, or interview has to be taken with a grain of salt because they can be edited to look good or bad, but when you give an acceptance speech and come off mean, that’s really saying something. By the way that dress and shirt is god awful.

          • DTLAFamilies

            You reminded me of another story: Supposedly she and Natalie Portman exchanged necklaces that read C**t and Li’l C**t. Super classy, those two.

            • Le_Sigh

              Oooh, suddenly my irrational dislike of Natalie Portman has been justified.

          • ladymystique

            Not only that, but Ellen Burstyn, IMO, should have won that year for Requiem for a Dream

      • Ginger_Strings

        I have hated her since Tinkerbell kissed Peter Pan in Hook. (spoilers)

      • GinaGeo

        Yep, she has that Michele Bachmann crazy look.

    • Introspective

      this looks like a lost bet. and boy did she lose big apparently.

      • Vtg Fashion Library

        Looks like those of us who grew up in the mandatory-girls-wear-dresses-to-public-school days. I remember wearing pants under my dresses to keep my legs warm. This smacks of the same concept. Even Emma Watson’s outfit, which should’ve evoked that thought in me, didn’t. Go home, Julia, and get dressed properly.

    • Miss_Led

      Oh, dear. Face and hair lookin’ a little Sarah Palin-esque.

      • MRC210

        I’ll grant you the hair, but the makeup is giving me more of a Michele Bachmann vibe. As for the outfit, I assume that she was going for Sharon Stone’s evening-skirt-white-shirt ensemble but, Julia — Sharon didn’t pull the bottom part of the outfit up over the top.

        • jen_vasm

          Yes, initially thought she was trying for a Sharon Stone hi-low effect that failed spectacularly.

        • Sartorial_She

          My immediate thought was that it is a ripoff of one of Rene Russo’s (Michael Kors-designed) outfits in The Thomas Crown Affair. Renee’s character wears a black bustier over a crisp white shirt with black pants to the office. Uber sexy office-wear in the movie, utter fail GG-wear IRL.

          • akprincess72

            Her clothes in that movie were fabulous.

            • CelandineM

              I drooled over her wardrobe in that movie.

          • Aurumgirl

            Exactly what I thought to–I remember Renee’s outfit being a little black dress she wore to dinner the night before, “altered” the next day for office wear with a white shirt layered underneath. Renee looked spectacular. This is just foolish.

        • GinaGeo

          I came on here to say that I think she would kill it as Michele Bachmann.

      • tired_mommy

        All I could think was Reba McEntire for some reason

      • Mary229

        That’s actually where I disagree. I hate the outfit but I can’t deny that her face is still strikingly beautiful. And I think that hair works for her bc it really shows off her face. I know people love to hate Julia but I’m still taken by how pretty she is.

    • Emily Smith

      She’s like a high end secretary from the boobs up.

      • https://twitter.com/Gayer_Than_Thou Gayer Than Thou

        “Secretary” is not how you spell “call girl.”

    • Ragnarockette

      I’ve always heard that Julia hates her arms, but this is not the answer

      • Call me Bee

        No it isn’t. Even a little cardigan woulda been better.

        • Sarah

          BOLERO. And wtf she hates her arms? Asshattery.

      • Mary229

        Really ? I wonder why. She’s always been so slim and that includes her arms.

    • jeneria

      I’m getting a total Sara Palin vibe off her. That weirds me out.

    • Christine Hart

      This woman is in desperate need of a mid-life crisis.

    • hughman

      “Mystic Pizza” on the top, “Pretty Woman” on the bottom.

      • Introspective

        for real. and yet the parts do not equal movie star. girl go home and try again.

      • http://karenzgoda.org/ Karen Zgoda

        BWAHAHA!!

    • @Biting Panda

      Renee Russo tried something like this in The Thomas Crown Affair.
      A -With PANTS
      B – in 1999!!

      So, the list of reasons WHY this isn’t working, needs to start there. And just keep going.

      • ailujailuj

        I wish it were renee. love that broad. i couldn’t care two celery sticks for julia roberts. her character in that movie is said to be unlikeable, which means there is a small chance that I might actually see the damn thing.

        • demidaemon

          From what I’ve seen in clips, Meryl, Julianne, and Margo Martindale are all awesome, Julia basically plays herself, and they all did some really cool things to make sure the movie’s atmosphere was represented in their interactions.

      • Sartorial_She

        Should have read through the comments first. I posted this same thing. Renee looked uh-mazing (in 1999); Julia does not.
        Side note: LOVE LOVE LOVE the clothes in that movie.

        • @Biting Panda

          Side sidenote, I love, love, love your avatar pic.

          • Sartorial_She

            Awww, thanks! The Lynda Carter WW series was on television during the very early formative years of my childhood. She was and still is utterly fabulous. Part of me has never stopped wanting to be her. (Of course, in my childhood fantasies I was also married to Donny Osmond. Thank goodness I’m no longer holding on to that!)

            • @Biting Panda

              Yep! I worshipped her. I lived in my Wonder Woman Underoos!

            • BuffaloBarbara

              Me too, me too! (Well, not the Donny Osmond part. I crushed on Tom Sawyer.)
              And I have the same birthday as Lynda Carter, so I always felt that meant I had a special and deep connection with Wonder Woman.

        • Little_Olive

          OMG so so much. I swoon at Pierce’s suits and shirts there. And there is a scene were she wears a turtleneck sweater with a tweed blazer, all in a dark-tan color… and her suede coat… oh god.

          • Sartorial_She

            I know exactly the outfit you’re referring to. Gorgeous! Soooo many swoon-worthy outfits in that movie, many of which would still look great today.

      • Aurumgirl

        Yes, yes yes…and my memory is failing me because I thought it was an LBD over a shirt. Silly me!

    • Huntsmanfan

      Before we know it the T-shirt under a floral tank dress will make a comeback.

      • Call me Bee

        Oh God no. Stop it.

      • Little_Olive

        Oh, that is just mean, to make us think about that.
        Especially now that I’ve just stopped seeing Elaine Benes when I look at (adorable) Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

    • Glam Dixie

      My first gut reaction to this was not too bad, I kind of dig her hair like that and the dress was interesting, but the longer I look at it the less I like it and the more problems I see so I’m just gonna stop looking now.

      • Little_Olive

        Same process here -now I can’t stop flawing it. She wears ballgowns so well. Why doesn’t she go back there for once?

    • butterflysunita

      Wait, what am I looking at here? Did she actually put a white shirt under a black strapless dress? This outfit is completely crazy.

      • largishbearishAtlish

        butterful, I have to admit I sat and stared at the screen NOT understanding what I was seeing, thank god for our fairy god uncles for explaining it….ever FEEL a brain cell die?

    • Anna_Cecilia

      She was working overtime on brokering a deal at Coldwell Mergers and Acquisitions before heading to the Globes, she changed out of her pantsuit and put this on in the car. Don’t you just love it when a white oxford shirt can take you from desk to awards show?

    • Ashleigh

      Can I shrink the font size?? I think it looks ok…….[ducking]

      • filmcricket

        I do too, actually. It’s not great, and it looks worse from the side than at the front, but I like the simplicity of it? It wouldn’t work in any other colours than black and white though.

      • nowlo

        I actually like it too. I think it would have looked cleaner if the shirt part were tailored a bit more and actually neatly attached to the dress rather than layered underneath. It reminds me of Carolina Herrera’s style.

      • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

        Hahaha, I was also wishing for a teeny font size. I think it kinda works, and I like it…but I watched a lot of Clarissa Explains it All and Blossom growing up.

      • altalinda

        I’m with you guys.

    • Daisy Walker

      Lamb dressed as mutton. And totes Crazy Eyes.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

      The makeup isn’t good but I don’t think it is *that* that is making her look unhinged.

    • Janet B

      I guess it doesn’t bother me as much as it should.

    • Clueless_Jock

      Sarah Palin at the Inaugural Ball.

      • MK03

        That better be the only time those words are uttered in the same sentence.

        • Adriana_Paula

          Amen.

    • a_liking

      okay but I am actually crazy impressed that there are no bulges or lines showing from the shirt under the dress – I would love to know how to tuck a shirt into a tight skirt and not have any bulges!!

      • j_am

        My thoughts EXACTLY!

      • Erica

        Seriously, where ARE the tails and the placket on that shirt? That is some foundation garment, I guess. Still, it looks stupid.

      • 3boysful

        Shoulda read down–I just posted same!

      • Little_Olive

        It may be cut off and sewn underneath -which take the outfit from questionable to dumb.

      • colleenjanel

        I’m thinking the shirt ends where the dress starts.

      • embers618

        I wore a version of this to an office holiday party in 2005 (white oxford, bustier, skirt) and I pulled my foundation garments up over my shirt, then put on the skirt and bustier.

    • ailujailuj

      my vote is for the crazy.

    • Barbara Thomas

      Some actress made a splash at some awards show with an Old Navy t-shirt and a big skirt. Was wildly praised. I want to say it was Sharon Stone. Anyway, I figured Julia was going for that idea.

      • alyce1213

        It was indeed Sharon Stone with the infamous Gap t-shirt. But she didn’t look like an ass.

      • ailujailuj

        yes it was sharon stone. no cray can even touch sharon’s cray!

    • LeelaST

      What’s worse – that Dolce & Gabanna designed this or that she wore it? Hated this at first sight.

      • Little_Olive

        Wait, it IS like this???
        Well, it’s been a while since I’ve seen anything I actually like from Domenico and Stefano.

    • alyce1213

      Wow, this getup really shot my schadenfreude into full gear. I dislike her so intensely, it’s so much fun to see her like this. Crazy eyes, over-smile, Sarah Palin hair, inexplicable dress. I can’t stop laughing.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      How does this even happen? Julia: hire someone who can tell you NO to your face, and listen to them when they do.

    • Carla_Charlton

      So–is the blouse sewn onto the strapless dress? I like the idea of some kind of face-framing attire so I’m not against something with a collar, but this seems haphazard.

    • largishbearishAtlish

      Thank you wonderful Uncles! I kept staring at this trying to figure out what the heck I was looking at! (Holy Baffled Bitter Kitten!) Thank you for making a meer novice understand….

      Maybe she didn’t know this was a fancy dress up event? Maybe the ‘minion’ in the back could have loaned her her jacquet?? sigh….oh Julia…

    • MoHub

      The eye makeup is frightening.

    • Call me Bee

      I know! Why,,,,WHY???? I thought her makeup and hair was really pretty, though. I think with her huge teeth, she always looks looks a teeny bit crazy.

    • KinoEye

      She has a permanent case of crazy eyes. Tyra Banks has the same affliction. Although that sort of thing (the crazy eyes) is kinda beyond Jules’ control, the eye makeup definitely isn’t helping.

      • demidaemon

        That’s true, but Tyra doesn’t try to hide the crazy. Jules’ attempts to appear normal, which is a bit scarier in my opinion.

    • Little_Olive

      I really wanted to like this. But, as we’ve seen before, only Sharon Stone could pull it off. Once.

    • phylora

      Wait. Did she just put a blouse under an evening dress? Is it supposed to look like that?

    • *crickets*

      So is that the way it was designed or did she really add the shirt?? Need answer please!!

      • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

        That’s my question! I’ve heard several entertainment reporters saying the dress was designed like that. I did check D&Gs website, but I can’t find anything like that. I’m baffled. Either way, it doesn’t work, but I’d like to know who to blame.

    • http://surelysonsy.blogspot.com/ Jessica | Surely Sonsy

      gotta say, i love the idea of something like this, i really do. however, this is just not the right venue for it.

    • Anne

      This is like the red carpet equivalent of wearing a t-shirt over your bathing suit at the beach.

    • Saturnine

      Oof.

    • AmeliaEve

      I live in a neighborhood with a lot of conservative Jews. Some of the younger women will take current styles and layer them over a long-sleeved tissue tee for modesty. That is what this reminds me of. She just needs a little beanie to cover her hair.

      • alyce1213

        Yes — a snood. and it is definitely not a red carpet look.
        Just to clarify: What is called conservative judaism is not conservative in a political or social sense. Over-simply, conservative judaism is midway in strict observance between reform and orthodox (and their many subsets). Could it be the the girls in your neighborhood are orthodox, maybe new orthodox? Because all the conservative jewish women I’ve known (plenty) show some skin. And eat lobster.

        • teensmom99

          Well I am a Conservative Jew and I don’t lobster. I do show skin though :) I did think that this has a little lf the ultra-Orthodox look of wearing long sleeves with sleeveless to make it modest.

          • alyce1213

            I was raised in a conservative jewish home and very large family. My folks were liberal about eating traif outside the house, which one might say is hypocritical, but so what — we all loved Chinese shrimp and New England lobster. Now I consider myself a secular jew, that is, ethnically and culturally.

        • AmeliaEve

          I live on the Upper West Side. I can’t begin to dissect all the different flavors of Judaism around here. There are many different levels of frum in this area. I confess I don’t know where the lines of orthodoxy are drawn. I just know what I see on the streets here. I just saw a bat mitzvah photo on a friend’s FB feed where the girl’s mom was, in fact, wearing a sleeveless cocktail dress over a black sweater and her little black snood.

          • alyce1213

            Hello UWS, from the LES. I have seen such outfits.

    • 3boysful

      I would almost have to give her a pass just because I cannot comprehend how you can do this and not have the shirt all up under your pits in about 5 minutes!

    • Rand Ortega

      Somebody tried to pull a Sharon Stone & blew it.

    • MilaXX

      Awful. It looks stupid. I saw a few people trying to compare this to Sharon Stone’s infamous gap t-shirt. Thing is Sharons’ gap shirt worked with the outfit. This just looks stupid. That shirt doesn’t go with that strapless gown in any way, shape or form.

    • nannypoo

      Apparently she has lost her mind.

    • Sunraya

      This looks like she wore a shirt under her gown? Is that possible??
      Also, she is known for her smile, so she should get to a dentist for a cleaning, pronto!!! She and Lena Dunham seem to suffer from dento-phobial.

      Edited to add: she is on my rational hate list, but I must admit that she is aging beautifully, and doesn’t look like she has had work done. Kudos to her.

    • oldscrumby

      I always thought this look was the result of the kind of style gravitation that happens when all your friends at church/ the country club have this look, but now I know, it doesn’t matter how far she gets from her roots and how much of the wide world she’s exposed to, one day in her fifth decade every southern woman will wake up to find her hair bigger, her eye shadow expanded, and a button up shirt grows beneath any should-bearing garment she puts on.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      My hypothesis is that she’s Single White Female-ing Meryl. La Streep loves a button-up.

    • colleenjanel

      Dress by Dolce & Gabanna. Shirt by Jos. A. Bank.

    • IraKi

      My mum really liked this. Ergo, it is officially the ugliest outfit of the night.

    • mjude

      I was confused by this.

      • Jessica Freeman

        My thought exactly…so. confused.

    • girliecue

      Eveningwear for Edwardian schoolmarms? Except they never got invited anywhere fancy so this dress is just a bad idea all-around. I think she’s worn something similar before. Jules, hon, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Yes, the dress is crazy.

    • Jessica Freeman

      This would have been simply elegant and stunning without the shirt underneath. Major. Fail.

    • KateB

      It reminds me of one of those cheap, horrible sweaters with an attached dickey. Not a good look at any time, let alone a red carpet event. And who says the older you get, the more eye makeup you need? It only magnifies the crazy in her eyes.

    • bellafigura1

      I like it too, and I think her hair and make-up are excellent. Do we really need another strapless, mermaid, cut to to the navel blah blah blah? She’s rocking an all business-but-sexy thing, and it might not be working 100%, but she’s owning it and it suits her. Cut to Sandy, who looked like she was about to be dropped in a vat of hot oil all night in whatever the hell that was that she was wearing.

    • Eve Farren Farber

      Can’t stand her. It looks like she won’t be winning jacks**t for this movie and that’s fine with me!

      • Presumptuous Insect

        I will gladly join you in the schadenfreude! She is a nasty person, especially the way she treats her sister over her weight.

    • lifeisastory

      Cute idea for a day dress. Not so much for formalwear.

    • Jonquil

      Ship it back to Jane Fonda.

    • Synnae

      Like the idea, hate the execution. And the fit around the rib cage/bust is horrific too.

    • SouthernGirlRena

      She really does have crazy eyes.

    • jonnyf8

      Savannah Guthrie of the Today show told her she looked gorgeous and I thought it said more about Savannah than it did about Julia. Julia needed a wrap, Savannah needs a lot more.if she thought that was gorgeous.

      • demidaemon

        Oh man, don’t even get me started on the trainwreck that is the Today show. If you want quality morning television, watch the CBS Morning Show and if you want something fluffy and fun, watch Kelly and Michael. The Today show tries to be everything, fails miserably, and everyone except Hoda and Kathy lack charisma and are kind of assholes and/or just dumb.

        • jonnyf8

          I wasn’t watching the Today show. These losers were doing the pre-show red carpet on NBC. Matt started out with some douchey sunglasses on that probably someone like Lance Armstrong gave him. I really would like to know the process involved that resulted in hiring Savannah Guthrie. I mostly never get to watch daytime TV and actually I’m kind of glad that I don’t.

          • demidaemon

            NBC doesn’t have enough people on the RC with E!. Jesus. And Matt Lauer should never, ever comment about fashion. UGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    • Jacob Bowen

      Julia looks like she asked for Taylor Momsen-LITE makeup. BAD.

    • Roz

      This is HILARIOUS!

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      this is just awful. it’s like she’s saying “i’m julia roberts and i can wear any butt-ugly thing i want. so there.”

      • sojourneryouth

        Preach! And that is my main problem with her style. She is so full of herself that she thinks she can wear anything, and gives off such strident dont-give-a-shit vibes that she seems very arrogant, indeed.

    • boweryboy

      Wait. So it really is a white dress shirt tucked into a strappless gown? Christ. I was willing to cut her some slack and blame D&G for this.

    • queeniethebold

      Clearly, she is batshit insaniac.

    • stubbornthoughts

      Embarrassing.

    • Roz

      A “Faux Monet” if ever we’ve seen one.

    • LJCdoc

      WTH? Is that really a dress over a button down shirt? Because I thought at first it was a badly thought out dress design. This is much, much worse.

    • PastryGoddess

      I actually thought it was a crop top and skirt over a button down shirt. The reality of this look isn’t much better

    • unbornfawn

      When I first saw her on TV last night I though she was wearing a tube top over the white shirt. Nothing about this outfit makes sense. Crazy all around.

    • http://weirdinedgewise.blogspot.com ONEWEIRDWORD

      Oh dear!

    • LadyLuck777

      Did she tell her hair and makeup people, “Make me look like Babs when she was playing Fanny Brice?”

    • EEKstl

      Do love the hair, tho.

    • Katherine Wong

      Looks like Rene Russo’s outfit in The Thomas Crown Affair.

    • marishka1

      Meh. I kinda like it. The belt could go, though.

    • e jerry powell

      Yeah, NO.

      The only woman that comes to my mind as far as pulling this look off is Sophia Loren, and Julia Roberts, well…

    • teensmom99

      “Yeah, no need to dress me in one of those ‘winner dresses.’ I’m going home empty-handed tonight.”

    • crash1212

      I am in complete disagreement with you guys on this one. I’m pretty sure I saw this, in this incarnation walking down the runway. She didn’t make this up. I also love her hair and make-up. She looks very pretty to my eye. Unusual, but true to her style. I would’ve loved to be sitting at their table last night – it looked like she and Meryl were having a great time.

    • Lilah

      Carolina Herrera could have made her a spectacular skirt and white blouse if that’s the way she wanted to go. It’s a shame.

    • decormaven

      Dearie, I know it’s been a while since you’ve been in the running, but surely you remember the importance of dressing well for these events. You can smile and shoot those crazy eyes all you want, but you know in your heart this is an inappropriate outfit. Meryl might wear something equally crazy, but she’s probably one of the finest actresses of our time and gets more of a pass. You, however, are going to need to step it up.

    • Anglow

      Just realized her husband is either never with her in public or he stays far away from the cameras. Wonder why….

      • lunchcoma

        I’m sure the real reason is that he isn’t famous and she doesn’t want to share the spotlight, but sometimes I pretend she doesn’t trust him to stay faithful and keeps him locked in the basement.

      • alyce1213

        He was sitting next to her at the table, but it’s not common to have the spouse on the RC unless he or she is also a celebrity (which he’s not) or very, very special eye candy.

    • Tom Shea

      That’s D&G? Sorry, I could have sworn she was wearing Sorry I F%*ed Up A Great Play last night.

    • Nicola Anna Molly Page

      This screams ‘I don’t need to try hard anymore’

      Yes honey, you do. I gave up wearing corporate goth when I realised what an idiot I was. Twelve year ago. Do better Miss American Sweetheart.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I was so puzzled when she walked out wearing a formal gown over a white tailored shirt. As others have commented, Julia might have been trying to pull off that kind of casual glam thing that Sharon Stone has done, but this just looks wrong. If you want/need to cover your arms, then I’m sure that the designer and/or stylist could have come up with an appropriate and attractive cover-up.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      I know this goes against popular opinion, but I actually kinda like this.

    • http://www.linkedin.com/pub/anne-mccandless/1a/238/38a Anne

      I Disagree! I think she’s working this, and does she have it tucked in? It looks authentic. Looks like a strapless dress and she has no fucks left to give and just put a shirt under it because she’s Fucking Julia Roberts.

    • SewingSiren

      There actually is a way to wear a blouse under a strapless gown where it looks good. Katy Perry was featured the cover of Marie Clare ( i think) wearing a red satin strapless gown with a short sleeve blouse under it and it looked rather fetching. Probably requires youth to pull off correctly. This just looks dumb. Remember when Sharon Stone wore a gap top without a bra to the Oscars? Like that.

    • PeaceBang

      I found that I was concentrating on these photos trying to figure out what the HELL was going on with the white shirt, the bizarre make-up, the crazy face, et al, I forgot to breathe. And then I got lightheaded. Okay, well. I like the belt. I LOVED “August: Osage County” on Broadway and I refuse to see JR degrade the material. No like.

    • rondele

      How matronly this makes her look! Plus, I’m sorry, it’s just stupid. There, I said it! With that silvery, shimmery belt at her waist, then, what, an oxford shirt? Scroll down fug.

    • formerlyAnon

      Sweet lord no. She looks like she had a modesty crisis at the last minute.

    • quiltrx

      I can see Diane Keaton in this and it would totally work.
      The face is an ‘almost’–in a couple of shots she looks pretty, but I think it’s way too much eye shadow going on.
      And you know what? I recently saw the old picture of her at an awards show years ago (may have been the GGs?) where she wore a boxy (in at the time) menswear look and her big, beautiful, curly red hair. She looked gorgeous. I miss the Julia who hadn’t yet drunk her own Kool-Aid.

    • CeeQ

      First I thought it was ok. Then realised that the dress was TOTALLY FINE and FAB without the white shirt with it.

    • theotherjdekay

      The first thing I thought was Julia Roberts was trying to Single White Female her new BFF Meryl Streep. She broke into her closet and stole one of Meryl’s old reject award gowns circa 2005. It also explains Julia’s helter-skelter eyes, and why it seemed Meryl was ever so slowiy trying to move away from Julia every time the camera panned to their table. Doesn’t explain Julia’s hair though.

    • bertkeeter

      Hard to believe this frumpy mess is from Dolce & Gabbana…. Even if I liked the concept …the white of the blouse along with the crystal belt dont’w work together…blouse too white white to work with the off tone of the belt!

      Regardless….WHY?

    • Closet Crisis

      I love the crazy eyes. That is all.

    • judybrowni

      The eyes are ’60s Barbra Streisand, if Barbra deigned to take crazy pills.

      Barbra did it better, without the pills.

    • RoxieRider

      I love this. I know, I know, but I really do. It’s like Sharon Stone’s high/low style without the sex appeal and the giving a shit.

    • ThesisMonkey

      haaaate that hair. and the outfit, of course.

    • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

      Excuse me everyone but I love that belt.

      Hate everything else, love the belt. :)

      If only the rest of the outfit could have been raised to match the level of awesomeness of the belt. :)

      • Imasewsure

        It took me a while to even notice the fantastic belt. Too bad about the rest of it

    • Errick Loyola

      She looks stupid. Next!

    • supri_supri

      If it needs must be done, the shirty part should be flawless and in a better fabric, silk ghazar or something with a slight sheen. Hair and makeup were nice without the crazy eyed smile.

    • livesarah

      The only positive thing about this is that it’s not made out of black lace.

    • Diego!

      I hate to say this, but she looks like her character Erin Brockovich before getting the check. Honey, no.

    • DeTrop

      She said her kids chose this outfit for her!!!!!! Wonder what else she showed them. This is insulting in so many ways. She’s joining the Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton and Emma Thompson club of huge stars who follow their own drum. Joan Rivers said it last night “You have maybe 6 times a year to look like a Movie Star in public, LOOK LIKE A F’N MOVIE STAR”. Anyone of us BK’s would have done better.

    • Kent Roby

      Wait, so she really actually had the nerve to wear a white shirt under a dress? Lord, I assumed it the dress was made that way. Wow.

    • kt

      She has such consistent crazy face in stills that it amazes me that she is an actress. That cutting floor must be the stuff of nightmares

    • marlie

      This disappoints me SO much. Sharon Stone did it, and it worked for her, but she’s a rare creature. Julia’s hair is too big, and her eye makeup is a little too severe. Le sigh.

    • Bradio311

      My instant thought was that ’90s Sharon Stone called and wanted her look back.

      • Shawn EH

        Yep, Sharon and her stunning gap men’s shirt ensemble, right? Guess what, Julia: you’re no Sharon Stone.

    • French_Swede

      I actually like the hair and makeup. Appropriate for a middle-aged woman. If memory serves, her hair was styled this way when she won the Oscar for Erin Brockovich. From the neck down …. ugh. Who let her leave the house looking like that?

    • CatherineRhodes

      Maybe when you’ve had success for a long period of time, you stop realizing how special these events are.

    • Susan Carson

      Emma Stone did a simple whte t with her black dress and it was fab. Maybe a jewel or boatneck short sleeved t might have worked. But a jeweled sweater would have been awesome.

    • bouionice

      I hate this mess and it annoys me that so many of the fashion bloggers and TV commentators are pretending to love it because they don’t want to offend the great Miss Roberts. We get it, you’re a big star, you don’t care, blah, blah blah. Everything about this is just wrong.

    • Judy_J

      Looks silly to me. *shakes head in bemusement*

    • Liz Lake

      This is awful! Terrible! She aged herself at least ten years with this look.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Jesus… the dress is ruined, the makeup gun is set to “Ringling Bros.” – what else do you want to fuck up about this look, Julia?

    • Daktari100

      “Girl, if you think it might get a little chilly, bring a damn sweater.” Yes, exactly, or how about wearing a dress that’s designed with a collar and sleeves if that’s what you’re going for?

    • allcapsERINN

      IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING?

    • Kathy Monkman

      It really is terrible isn’t it? And that black dress looks amazing. Why? oh Why?

    • VicksieDo

      I love this look, and how happy she is lately.

    • Danielle

      This is her Gap Turtleneck moment, I can feel it.

    • Carly Warnock

      Remember when Emma Stone did this?

    • MaryMcClelland

      Ok… Sarah Palin hair? Seriously. And a dickie. Go home Roberts you’re on acid.

    • Tashina Savage

      Taking fashion cues from Kris Kardashian.