Naomie Harris in Wes Gordon at the 2014 Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Posted on February 28, 2014

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  • Alyssa_T_Robot

    pretty girl, dumb dress.

    • demidaemon

      Pretty much. She needs to give up the outfits that have weirdly placed lace inserts.

  • princessricky

    i clutched my pearls.

  • Ms. Schmidt

    Ticky Tacky

  • @Biting Panda

    She’s seems incapable of not going for SEXY every single time. Even when she’s trying to class it up.

    • Sobaika

      Maybe it’s just me, but she manages to look sophisticated in spite of some of the fashion elements she gravitates towards. An innate elegance.

      • stellamaris73

        I agree. IMHO she has an air of maturity and intelligence that allows her to rise above the bad clothing choices.

        This dress is a stinker. Awkward and cheap looking.

  • charlotte

    I thought it was just what I needed after Rihanna. Then I scrolled down.

  • Liz

    Well the sternum is covered, but man those are some, um, slits.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    I’m getting a strong Bridal Boudoir vibe off that one….

    • scoobynacks

      Why do so many people interpret winter white as an excuse/opportunity to go bridal? ‘Dearly beloved, we are gathered on this red carpet today to talk about fashion…’ It’s the lace that usually clinches it, sometimes just the silhouette, but often the lace.

    • jen_vasm

      More like the stripper doing the bridal number. She’s so much better than this. It’s time to make your stylist cry, Naomie!

  • Tracy_Flick

    The pattern of that lace is very First Communion, which does not go well with a show-the-fine-china slit (much less two of them). Her hair and makeup are fab, though. She’s beautiful and charismatic, but even she can’t save this dress.

    • SugarSnap108

      It’s definitely a problem when your dress is kinda First Communion, sorta negligee. Her head, as always, is gorgeous.

  • Janet B

    Those must be tiny earrings.

    • moppet

      Good point. Maybe they’re inside the clutch?

  • sugarkane105

    Oy, no to the sheer slits. Such a shame – she looks great in white.

    • Alyssa

      I will add to that…no to the double slits! They never look classy to me.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    Her hair and makeup people have been doing the Lord’s work lately, and it’s hard not to look lovely if you put a brown girl in a white dress, but I don’t like those lace-filled slits on the dress. We’re good on that round these parts.

  • Anna

    Adult film star wedding dress. Why, Naomie, WHY?!?

  • AmeliaEve

    Runaway Bride, Vegas Edition.

  • alyce1213

    I hate everything about this dress. But her head is so beautiful.

  • JauntyJohn

    The uber slits distract from what appears to be a very poor fit on the top.
    Mmmaybe, in the interest of being constructive, if the lace was a different color other than white (or black – not black) this might be somewhat salvageable.
    But on the whole, no, this is not a great look.
    Pity, because I think she’s very beautiful.

  • ChelseaNH

    It’s kind of nightgown-y and the shoes are terrible.

  • Evan

    Those slits are way too high, but at least she’s not showing her sternum this time.

  • H2olovngrl

    it looks cheap.

    • It really does. There are some angles where it looks like a silk crepe, but it mostly looks like viscose and those netting food covers.

  • mjude


  • Tacky bridal dress.

  • MilaXX

    Nope, those inserts need to be lined.

  • Introspective

    when bad dresses happen to beautiful people.

  • SewingSiren

    Without the slit business it would be lovely.

  • MissusBee

    On no person, on no planet, is this a good dress.

  • Kate4queen

    It just looks cheap. 🙁 and like my Target nightie…

  • JillSpill

    Naomi, honey, I love you, but you have disappointed me with this dress and the horrendous jumpsuit you just wore. Please, for me, you need to get out of this rut you are in!

    • MaggieMae

      Right, we don’t mean to gang up on you or anything. We LOVE YOU, Naomie. Remember last year? Around the time of the Paris fashion shows? You were killing it, girl. Let’s get back to that.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Oh honey, you’re too pretty to wear that.

  • Meg

    I know eyebrows are supposed to be sisters and not twins, but one of her brows is filled in noticeably thicker than the other and I can’t see anything else.

  • Blair Sylvester

    For Your Consideration, My Thighs. A slutty first communion dress and nude naked shoes yawn. She however is gorgeous and shouldn’t feel the need to resort to these tactics for attention

  • LeelaST

    Adult Film Bridal.

  • LilyVanessi

    Just no….

  • nowlo

    Really cheap-looking dress that she’s trying her best to elevate. It’s so unfortunate since she’s such a lovely lady.

  • jw_ny

    pardon me miss, but your slip is showing…

  • holdstillnow

    I think this dress would be infinitely better if it was floor length, but even that probably wouldn’t save it.

  • Lori

    No. N.O. Negative. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. No.

  • nycfan

    No, and isn’t the carpet kind of thick for one of these events where ladies have to totter around in super high heels?

  • dalgirl

    This is a no, but every time I see her face (that JAWLINE!), I bow down.


    I feel like her dress wasn’t ready and he ran out the door in a fancy slip… just . NO.

  • CLoverleaf

    A bit much for a luncheon, isn’t it?

  • boweryboy

    Gurl, no. Stick to sternum baring.

  • Akemi

    Wow, that’s an ugly wedding dress.

  • Sally Spannagle

    JC Penney bridal chemise

    • 3boysful

      Good call. I was thinking Fredrick’s of Hollywood, daywear.

  • Trickytrisha

    A tad past tawdry. Not up to her standards, but at least she covered the sternum with that tacky lace.

  • Fanny_Trollope

    She is lovely. Her arms are amazing. That dress is super cheap-looking. Sigh.

  • E. D.

    I wish the sheer dress panels were about half that width.

  • kimmeister

    I see she hasn’t figured out the lipliner situation yet.

  • KT


  • poggi

    It does not look nearly as bad as it should. And that is a credit Naomie. She does not look nearly as good as she should. And that is fault of the dress.

  • nannypoo

    She’s better than this. Pretty eye makeup, though.

  • PastryGoddess

    Even she cannot save this from Tacky Town. Let’s pretend this never happened m’kay

  • I really don’t understand the logistics of this style of dress. Do you really walk around commando and NGAF, as it would appear?

    • demidaemon

      Probably. Otherwise, you would be too self-conscious and the pictures would show it.

  • MannahattaMamma

    Why on earth would anyone want to wear this dress? You would deliberately say yes, yes, I want the scratchy lace inserts and the droopy 1980s-prom dress fabric? Why?

  • Skippymom1

    She is so very lovely, but the dress looks like a Project Runway challenge, ala’ “ReWERQ a 1980’s Wedding Gown for the Red Carpet”. It’s also so poorly constructed. I have better hems on my kids’ Halloween costumes.

  • quiltrx

    This dress looks REALLY cheap. Beneath you, Naomie. Crappy fabric (you can see the seam allowances through it, for heaven’s sake) and bargain-table lace. And the idea is…okay…but the execution is horrible.

  • judybrowni

    Who wears a Kmart night gown to fucking lunch?

  • frumpybiscuits

    sigh. the sheer. again.