Shailene Woodley at the “Divergent” All It Takes Screening

Posted on March 18, 2014

Ugh. No. Absolutely not.



Shailene Woodley attends Summit Entertainment and All It Takes private Screening of “Divergent” at Muvico Theaters Thousand Oaks in Thousand Oaks, California.

We were going to call her a string of names, as we tend to do when someone in the celebrity sphere acts like their public appearances should occur on the way to the drugstore to pick up some items, but we’ll dial it back a little because this screening was arranged by her for her charity.

But this is really bad and there’s absolutely no excusing it. This would look trashy on any girl walking down the street, so why should we think it’s okay for a public event where your picture will be taken, money/awareness will be raised for charity and your hundred-million-dollar movie will be screened? People don’t like when we say this, but it’s disrespectful to show up at an event like this, even a casual event. This is a look for doing beer bongs with her sorority sisters; not for a time and place where you’re trying to make some sort of impression on people.

Put it this way: If she worked in a convenience store ringing up smokes and lottery tickets, she could be sent home or fired for showing up to work like this. So why would we think it’s okay for her to dress this way for an event? Sorry. We don’t see this as a cheeky thumbing of the nose at the Hollywood image machine (which is almost certainly how it will be defended). She just looks trashy.

She doesn’t have to wear a skirt, or heels, or a bra or makeup if she doesn’t want to, but she DOES have to make some effort to look presentable for the public. It’s part of her job. Tonight, at this event, it’s the ENTIRETY of her job.



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  • Wow. This is a look that says, “I don’t give a fuck about this movie, and neither should you.” Personally, I LOVE dressing up and take any excuse I can get. I can’t imagine pissing away a chance to dress up in something fabulous from a multitude of designers, but that’s basically what she’s done.

    • gabbilevy

      Maybe she’s read the reviews and decided she was going to give no fucks.

      • Kent Roby

        Which implies that she also gives no fucks about having a future role in another film. How awesome would it be if she rose above the reviews and presented herself with class, in spite of bad reviews? Plus, you’d think that those around her (agent, movie execs, friends, family) would keep her from being such a RC disaster. This is the worst.

        • fursa_saida

          Yeah, I was just thinking, “How on earth is the studio letting her get away with this crap?”

      • MilaXX

        I didn’t know it got bad reviews. I liked the first book and was hoping this did well. It’s got a pretty decent cast.

    • leahpapa

      It’s all the more disappointing because she’s there representing her charity. Given her dress, I’d imagine it’s an NGO called “Project 420,” which identifies parties that are running low on weed and Natty Light and sends emergency survival kits. Celebrity charities can be meaningful ways for extremely privileged folks to lend their considerable influence and finances to important causes, but showing up like this to an event sponsored by your organization makes it look you care about little more than adding a humanitarian dimension to your brand.

      • Shug

        How do I become a beneficiary of Project 420? Help.

        • leahpapa

          Sadly Shailene doesn’t have any business cards on her, but – here, hold on – she has a Sharpie and will write the url on your hand.

      • Ugh I totally missed it was a charity event! That makes this outfit even worse!

        And I LOVE that charity, ps. 🙂

      • decormaven

        I can see the brochure now, with a sad-eyed surfer youth in a poncho on the front cover. Brother, can you spare a dime bag?

        • leahpapa

          All. The. Likes.

        • tereliz

          Close. He’s wearing a baja sweatshirt.

  • Miranda

    I completely agree with you.

  • thecitysleeps

    What the fuck. Wear some cute flats, put on a skirt or some non-denim, dressy shorts, a light coloured bra and take off the hoodie, it would at least look presentable in an ‘I’m going to the mall’ sort of way.

    • Jessica Freeman

      Basically, wear anything but everything you’ve got on.

      • Rhonda Shore

        i wouldn’t even take out the garbage in that outfit!

        • Jacqueline Wessel

          Me neither. (What if while you’re taking out the garbage you run into your sexy neighbor?)

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  • Carrie

    I’m with you. She comes as so incredibly young! Casual is the right move, but this is “give no fucks” lazy. She looks like she all but went to the theater after rolling out of bed. It’s just disappointing.

    • Dandesun

      It looks like she thought she was going up to the lake for a party.

  • MarissaLG

    I 100% agree. It’s disrespectful to the people involved with both the film and her charity.

  • Also, ew, anklet.

  • She can keep the leather jacket and the necklace, but everything else from the sunglasses in her hair to those flipflops needs to go back to the floordrobe from whence they came.

    • Sarah

      Floordrobe! Haha. And I’d like to point out that my fiancé’s many-times-washed and extremely worn white A-shirts, some with holes (that he wears under his chef coat) are not even as transparent as that ridiculous tank.

      • My mother would call that a hempia. I have no idea why.

        • Sarah

          Oh, the shirt? Well, we call it something else too, but it isn’t nice, so I went with the manufacturer’s term 😉

          • kimmeister

            I hate that other term, but don’t really understand A-shirt either.

          • Sarah

            Just the shape, I think. As in “more like an A than any other letter”?

    • BlairBear

      floordrobe is awesome. pocketing that for later use

      • It’s not mine – I can’t remember where I originally heard it. Probably from someone with teenage children!

      • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

        Me too.

    • rebeemoon

      Floordrobe! The exact name I’ve been seeking for my open-door closet, in which the cat jumps onto the hangar pole (knocking clothes to a heap on the floor) as she makes her way to the top shelf. Where she flicks my carefully folded sweaters off to join the mess below.

    • SugarSnap108

      I just want to join the chorus of approval for “floordrobe.”

  • Courtenay P

    um NO.

  • 8daysaweek

    Are there big, ugly patterned pockets on the back of those shorts?! Oh, honey, no. Just no.

    • FrigidDiva

      Are they pockets or is the whole back half of the shorts different material? I couldn’t even drum up the energy to look that hard since she couldn’t even drum up the effort to dress for the event.

      • 8daysaweek

        I considered that possibility briefly and, honestly, it was too upsetting to continue down that path.

  • VioletFem

    I completely agree with you.

  • Julie Chase

    Turn her shirt green and I saw a thousand of her puking on the sidewalk this weekend.

    • NAILED IT. Glittery shamrock deely-bobbers too.

      • leahpapa

        Stealing “deely-bobbers.” Never knew what to call that genre of festive accoutrement, but I do now. Thanks, Unks 🙂

    • SugarSnap108

      We must’ve been on the same street.

  • Sarah

    Uncles, I think even sorority sisters dress better than this, beer bongs or not. She’s the girl in the convenience store SHOPPING for smokes and lottery tickets.

    • decormaven

      And energy drinks. And Twinkies.

      • tereliz

        And Funyuns.

  • BlairBear

    was her house on fire and these items were the closest ? if so that’s fine. this looks like what a coed wears when someone burns popcorn in the common area and the alarm goes off at 3 am. she can keep the jacket and change everything out.

  • Danielle

    Hang loose, dude.

  • NinjaCate

    Also, I feel like it’s disrespectful because it would have been so easy to be event appropriate and still pretty casual. A well-styled maxi dress could have done it.

    • CupcakeTrudy

      That’s part of what is so gross about this. If she needs to be THAT casual and still wear a fortune in clothes + jewelry, + makeup (I assume its high end) then there are so many ways to do so without looking like she’s going out for smokes while recovering from a hangover. During winter and summer simultaneously. With enough energy to apply makeup and wash hair. But, not enough energy to take off her freaking glasses for a scheduled photo-op. I don’t even…

  • marlie

    This whole outfit is terrible. I wouldn’t want to sit on the seats in a movie theater in shorts that short. She doesn’t have to do the couture clothing and jewels and stilettos if she doesn’t want to, but she can still wear something that she’s comfortable in that doesn’t look sloppy and careless.

  • Adriana

    I would kind of get it if it was a snub to all the times male stars show up at screenings looking like they’re making a beer run, but 1) the outfit is just not even cute in a casual way, 2) she is the star of this movie, so in the end she is only doing herself and her movie a disservice.

  • Jessica Freeman

    If I’ve seen this outfit on “The People of Wal-Mart” website, it has no business on a starlet at a movie screening.

  • B_C_J

    I am speechless.

  • Beardslee

    Tom and Lorenzo, you are speaking my language. What you wear shows respect for what you are doing. I work at a university, in the same building as Admissions, and I saw a boy walk out of his admissions interview wearing a T shirt and shorts. I also once attended a bridal shower at which some of the attendees looked liked they whipped on over to the party just after they were scrubbing the toilet. That young woman is not wearing the attire of a serious grownup.

    • FrigidDiva

      100% agree. This whole look and line of conversation just gives me flashbacks to my wedding. Do you know that I had people calling me a bridezilla because I requested dress clothing for our wedding, which was a formal event? I’ve always dressed for the ocassion and when I attend someone’s wedding I look at the type of event (indoor, outdoor, formal, etc.) and try to show the respect for them, their day, and their venue. I didn’t think it would be a big deal to add that on our invites, but wow did I get a lot of crap from people (note, these are the same people that think business dress includes flip flops).

    • ScarlettHarlot

      Amen. I sit in on panel interviews, and if someone came in wearing this, I would not stay for the interview, as they clearly don’t care to put in effort or time.

  • ojosazules

    It makes it worse that this was something she arranged for charity. Throw on an organic silk fair trade batik maxi, Little Miss Opposite Day.

    Edited for caps.

  • deelup

    If it’s a fuck you look, then fuck you too Shailene.

  • Rand Ortega

    Maybe this is a protest against the double standards of boy starlets not giving a crap– Fuck it. There’s no excuse. This is terrible.

    • ojosazules

      If a boy starlet showed up in bum grazing daisy dukes, I would bow the fuck down.

  • crash1212

    I’m hoping that she arrived early, was snapped by an overzealous camera person, on her way to wardrobe, hair and makeup. That’s what this is…right? GAH! I do not know this person and probably won’t ever see anything she is in, so am not invested at all – however – this is just so wrong. It’s a really cute jacket and I’ve always loved the hoody-under-leather-jacket look…she could’ve worn some skinny jeans and some cute booties to achieve the same F-you vibe with 1000 percent less trashy.

    • CupcakeTrudy

      Yeah, hoodies under leather jackets can be totally cute. But, NEVER when combined with cutoffs and freaking flip-flops.

  • crash1212

    I’m hoping that she arrived early, was snapped by an overzealous camera person, on her way to wardrobe, hair and makeup. That’s what this is…right? GAH! I do not know this person and probably won’t ever see anything she is in, so am not invested at all – however – this is just so wrong. It’s a really cute jacket and I’ve always loved the hoody-under-leather-jacket look…she could’ve worn some skinny jeans and some cute booties to achieve the same F-you vibe with 1000 percent less trashy.

  • Alyssa_T_Robot

    two words: FLIP. FLOPS.

    i just can’t. there’s no excuse good enough for ANYONE to be wearing flip flops anywhere except maybe the beach or the inside of a hostel shower.

    • Sarah

      I wholeheartedly agree with you. I loathe flip flops with a passion.

      • FrigidDiva

        I think what I hate the most about flip flops is that people tend to not groom their feet for them, at least in the area I live. I know that we have 7 months of winter (seemingly), but get a damn pedicure before breaking out the flip flops, if you MUST wear them.

        • Sarah

          That’s a good point. I hate them because of that flappy-sucky noise they make and a high sensitivity to between-the-toes thongs. And the fact that people where I live seem to think they pass for real shoes. I swear, my cousins wore flip flops (with wedges!) to my mother’s FUNERAL for chrissakes.

          • FrigidDiva

            They are basically considered real shoes here as well, and my husband’s cousins wore them to our wedding–which was in a church! My mother would have skinned me if I’d had even remotely considered wearing such foot wear into a church, even if it wasn’t the one we went to.

          • alyce1213

            Now I’ve heard everything. Wearing flip flops to someone’s wedding (not on a beach) or funeral is even worse than wearing them on the red carpet. If our friends or relatives did that, they’d be forever defined by it — “The Greens, you know, with the flip flops . . .” (Am I too petty?)

          • FrigidDiva

            Not at all. I still hold a grudge about it and it’s been over two years. One of them is getting married this summer and she’s planning an outdoor wedding at a locale that has no running water. I plan on wearing something absolutely fabulous to make a brief appearance, outclassing the bride, and then getting the hell out of there so I can find the nearest bar with air conditioning and modern plumbing.

          • alyce1213

            How delicious, you get to exact revenge by fashion! Let us know if the bride wore flip-flops. I’ve heard of this, on Say Yes To The Dress — Randy or Monte had apoplexy.

            No running water is never a good idea.

          • PeaceBang

            Oh, no. I’m over here in the Amen corner. Preach!

    • AC Simons

      I work on a college campus in Texas, and this seems to be the preferred footwear (?) for male and female students. I loathe flip flops, and they give no support to anyone’s feet (lots of splayed walking, esp. the guys). And don’t get me started on ugly feet. OMG. If I ruled the world, these would be outlawed. (Shailene looks like crap – what a waste of a beautiful body.)

      • KinoEye

        Oh god. I went to a private school in north central Texas, and even though ALL those kids were loaded, they wore those tacky, dirty flip flops. Every. Single. Day. My other favorite fashion trend that still boggles me a year later was when it got cold, the sorority girls all had the same uniform: Nike athletic shorts, tights, oversized sorority t-shirt, Ugg boots, and their most expensive designer purse and jewelry. If it was really chilly, a Northface jacket. I know most of these items are unreasonably expensive, but when you’re working hourly for less than minimum wage wearing the same clothes you’ve had for years, you get kinda pissed when they use their riches to create such a cheap, boring look.

      • Alyssa_T_Robot

        ugh, i knowww. one of my good friends still insists on defaulting to flip flops in the summer despite there being tons of alternatives flooding the market these days. there are so many cute, flat sandals that are a million times better that there is no reason to wear crummy old flip flops.

        • AC Simons

          Amen sister!

        • FrigidDiva

          I will admit to wearing them all the time in high school, but I’ll fall back on young and stupid. I wear them now around my house in the summer, like sumer time house shoes. However, now that I’m almost 30 with a terrible back, I couldn’t wear flip flops all the time even if I wanted to. Thank the maker for sandals with arch support!

      • FrigidDiva

        Ugly feey just give me the heebie-jeebies. I get it, not everyone’s feet are going to look foot-model perfect, but you can do something about cracked heels and grody toe nails. I’d co-sponsor your anti-foot flop law!

    • lunchcoma

      I’m rather fond of flip flops for casual wear. They’re among the only sandals that don’t leave blisters on my feet.

      But even a flip flop lover like me would never wear them to an event that’s supposed to be formal. They’re for errands and picnics and hanging out in the yard.

    • alyce1213

      Wearing flip flops in lieu of shoes is like slapping a rubber band on your wrist and calling it jewelry.

      I hate them, and they’re bad for your feet and legs (ask a podiatrist).

  • Alyssa_T_Robot

    two words: FLIP. FLOPS.

    i just can’t. there’s no excuse good enough for ANYONE to be wearing flip flops anywhere except maybe the beach or the inside of a hostel shower.

  • MissusBee

    We have many floordrobes in our house. Some of them are walk-in!

    But I still don’t show up for work dressed like that. Tsk.

  • what’s odd is that I *JUST* read a recent quote from her about how she understands it’s disrespectful to show up at “industry” things without looking like she tried…..she understands “the machine” and its requirements, blah blah blah. SO — either this is her “trying” or she was (arg?) just blowing smoke at Marie Claire or wherever I read that bit………OH — NO — it was on Into The Gloss yesterday — she was saying she doesn’t wear makeup “in real life” but understands when it’s respectful and required.

    So — somethin’ doesn’t make sense about showing up like this……

    • charlotte

      That quote is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this.

    • I know. But then I just read something (hat tip to Fugnation) in eonline that says she eats clay and sunbathes her vagina. So her sensible, well-balanced reputation is hanging in the balance.

      • kimmeister

        The logistics of her sunbathing poses are boggling my mind.

        • There are a couple of yoga asanas I can think of that’d work, if you were so minded.

      • MilaXX

        Oddly enough I don’t have a problem with either of those. I know a lot of crunchy folks, including those of the clay eating variety. I’m not joining them, but I don’t have an issue with it. The sunbathing the va-jay-jay bit doesn’t sound odd either. It’s more about letting your body get some sun and fresh air than anything else. If you can do it without getting into the tabloids, more power to you.

        • Eating clay is actually very chic at the moment. There are Michelin starred restaurants doing kaolin baked potatoes. It’s more the balance – her crunchy is in the ascendant, not her professional actress.

      • Evan

        What? You don’t sunbathe your va-jay-jay? I sunbathe mine and I don’t even have one! 😛

        • I have neighbours.

          • Evan

            I was just being sarcastic lol

          • I know!

    • SuEs123

      I definitely don’t like this outfit (although I don’t understand the flip-flop hate?), but I don’t think she was trying to be disrespectful, either. I think the venue confused her — she’s at a small (?) event at a local mall. Had this been in LA, she’d probably have dressed differently.

  • Anna


    What happened to, “When I go to an event, I’m ‘Shailene,’ and I understand I have a job to do?”

  • @Biting Panda

    Talk about disappointed. I had just praised her for claiming to know that one does not show up to important events, dressed like a granola, college girl, on laundry day. For shame, young lady.

  • Lolo Andre


  • littlevase

    On the plus side, she has GREAT legs.

    • kimmeister

      Yes, and a beautiful face.

      • DTLAFamilies

        Yes, even with no makeup her skin is flawless. I guess that’s why she thinks she can get away with this. And honestly? With her fan base? She probably can.

  • CupcakeTrudy

    Good god and ugh!
    This is tacky even by teenager at the mall standards. And yet, I’m sure this look costs more than the my computer once one totals the jacket, necklace, etc.
    And, that last fact makes this even more disrespectful, in my opinion.

  • CPK1

    Give me a break. She is ridic

  • colleenjanel

    Running to the 7-11 in between bong hits to stock up on Cheetos and Twinkies.

  • kt

    She seems to be on a “damn the man” kick. Which is an interesting choice when you are still a nobody. I am going to refer to this behavior as Pulling a Franco( those brothers are trainwrecks and yet…) To be fair, she is dressed the way all of LA dresses, including adults. Not sure why Meth-head Hooker is the style there, but it is. And she does have some serious gams.

  • cocohall

    I googled her age. 22. So she is a card carrying adult. If she has been working so much that she is expressing her exhaustion by dressing like Britney Spears on a bad day, it is time to take a little time off and regroup. Shailene, if you get a sudden urge to shave off your hair, dial 911.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    And then she had to overkill the look by doing that douchey thing with her hand. Bitch, you’re not doing any favor to your career.

  • colleenjanel

    Sorority sisters would be blackballed for looking that trashy.


  • Betsy

    And she doesn’t look anything like the girl in the poster either.

  • Kent Roby

    Step aside, Shailene; you are about to get trampled by thousands of hopeful starlets who DO give a fuck, and who would do anything (the least of which is dressing well for public appearances) to have a starring role.

    • OffToSeeHim

      Yes. This. SO many others far more advanced than you in the industry *still* make the effort. You don’t get a pass. And it’s HER freaking charity!

  • lunchcoma

    Yuck. All she would have needed to do was throw on some nice, non-distressed jeans or a pair of cloth shorts, a top that doesn’t show her bra, and some shoes that aren’t flip flops. I can manage that to go to the grocery store.

    • OffToSeeHim

      Okay, I sometimes *can’t* manage that, but if I was at an event where people are giving a lot of money to my charity and their whole reason for being there is to see me, then I would put in the effort. This is annoying and entitled on a very deep level.

  • OffToSeeHim

    I don’t know anything about the event, I haven’t seen any other red carpet shots from there – is it possible that everybody else was dressed casually? Although, even so… nope, sorry, you guys are right. The event was arranged by her charity, even if everybody else was dressed like she’s dressed here, she’s still the headliner and at the very least “sundress & sandals” or something along those lines is called for.

  • msdamselfly

    I kind of like it. She looks ok.

  • MilaXX

    I’m so disappointed. I like her and I think it’s nice that she’s a earthy, granola type of gal. However prior to this I thought she knew how to play the game and was willing to play dress up for poledancing that comes with the job. Up to now she’s been doing a decent, but not great job of it.This however is totally unacceptable. She looks like she was sitting in her garden chilling, remembered she had a premiere, tossed her jacket on and came out. Not a good look at all. It’s the equivalent of me saying “eff it” one day and showing up at the office in dirty cut off and flip flops.

  • FrigidDiva

    I really get annoyed by stars that pull the whole “I don’t want to bow down to the pressures of society by not being true to who I am ” schtick, because wearing adult clothes is just SUCH a downer. You wanted to be a star, you had to work for it. Now that you have it and you’re acting like it’s such a trial to show up to an event dressed appropriately, you just come across as a giant tool. I don’t care how granola she is, she could have totally stayed true to that and still be dressed better than someone who had to run and get cleaning supplies in the middle of cleaning their toilets at home.

  • SewSophie

    Even a pair of jeans with the top ensemble would have been better.

    • MilaXX

      or a hippy boho dress

  • Erica

    Wow. I just got back from our Spring Break trip, and I venture to say she looks no better than I did during our 2-day drive back home when I was seen schlepping into an Allsups for a potty break with the kids every so often. And that’s just sad.

  • KinoEye

    She deserves a chiding for this. Yeah, it’s a fine outfit for almost everything except a fundraising event for your own charity, or other public events. If you don’t give enough of a sh*t to dress yourself appropriately, why would anyone think you care about or respect your charity? And therefore, why would they give any money? We all have to dress appropriately for the jobs we do, and this is not appropriate or professional in the slightest. I’d get my ass chewed if I showed up to a public event to represent my business dressed like that.

  • sk8tfan

    That movie will go nowhere and she will sink back into the badlands from whence she came.

    • MilaXX

      Actually the movie looks pretty good and if all goes well could possibly be the net Hunger Games type trilogy. All the more reason for her to not look this bad.

  • Valentina Finn

    AMEN AMEN AMEN to everything TLo say here.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    Unprofessional, immature, and contemptuous. I get going natural, I too do not wear make up, but I work in a corner office cube where no one will ever see me. I do, however, get dressed before leaving the house. Bloody hell, woman, if it’s cool enough for a hood and a leather jacket, it’s probably cool enough to wear a shirt. And real bottoms.

    I know being under-dressed and seeming like she’s not part of the establishment is her thing, but she looks kid of ungrateful for the opportunities she has. This is like when George Lazenby blew off publicity for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, and it all but ruined his career. Sorry for the rant, but seriously. She has a gorgeous face, it would take so little effort for her to look presentable with clothing made of un-worn, un-frayed fabric!

    • FrigidDiva

      I’m having a rant-y kind of day too, so you’re not alone.

      • ScarlettHarlot

        Thanks, I’m 30 and don’t have kids, so I’m not used to feeling an overwhelming urge to scream “Young lady, you go straight back to your room and put on some real clothes THIS INSTANT! We will NOT leave until you’re dressed appropriately. I don’t care how late we’ll be…do it now!”

        • Kitten Mittons

          I can’t wait to yell that at my son!

          I’ve always been an old cat lady in a younger person’s body. I’m finally going to start coming into my own around the time my son turns 15. So much nagging to look forward to…


          I feel so much better, now.

        • FrigidDiva

          I’m 29 and have a 9-month-old, so for the time being I get to play dress up with him lol. I do mentally rant at all my coworkers though. I work in a cubicle farm with a casual dress code, and they recently had to send out a reminder on the dress code that sweat pants are not allowed and tights are not pants. Ugh, my eye is starting to twitch just thinking about it.

          • decormaven

            Talk about having to go to your happy place. That is sad. {Pats FrigidDiva’s hand, and passes her copies of the latest fashion mags for consolation.]

  • If she’d just put on a pair of jeans that weren’t ripped to oblivion and maybe a non-see through tank she’d have been at least acceptable. Not great but at least not a slob.

  • CatherineRhodes

    Completely agree with you, TLO. This is shameful.

  • Bozhi

    She must think she’s Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp.

    • Imasewsure

      If they show up in more than board shorts and flip flops (which they do), then even those guys get more credit for effort!

      • Bozhi

        The next person who hires her to do a movie should put a “dress code” into the contract for the times she is representing that movie on the red carpet, screenings, talk shows etc. There are too many actresses out there for anyone to have to put up with this.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      Then she should have committed and shown up with a ratty fake goatee (fauxtee?)

  • Susan Velazquez

    GIRL NO. FLIP FLOPS? FLIP FLOPS?!!! Can’t the studio lend her some gays who will slap her if she tries to leave the door like this?

  • pinkxxa

    Yeah, no. I’m all for her sticking it to the system or whatever and god knows I look a fucking mess sometimes but even my outfit on sunday was way classier than this shit and I was essentially wearing the same shit. The problem isnt just that she’s in casual clothes and cutoffs but to add insult to injury her casual dorm clothes look ratty. I mean at least Johnny Depp or Lenny Kravitz wear shit that doesn’t look particularly greasy, but this doesn’t just look like she was being carefree, it looks like she picked up clothes from her hamper to receive the pizza delivery dude.

  • kamo12

    “For me, to show up to something like Live with Kelly and Michael with Converse on and no makeup would be disrespectful. They’re dressed up; it’s their territory. I think there is something to be said about switching up old paradigms, but you have to turn the wheels slowly. You have to pick and choose where you are going to represent you and the things you keep sacred, and then there are the things you have to do for the public, for Kelly and Michael, and for the Oscars. I respect the establishment, but I don’t sacrifice my own integrity.” – Shailene Woodley, in an interview released… yesterday. Hmmm.

    • Imasewsure

      Oh honey pleeeezzzz…. Shut the f up

    • Gatto Nero

      So I guess her ratty cutoffs, flip flops, and see-through tank are among the “things you keep sacred” that are essential to her “integrity.”
      She needs to grow up.

  • Gatto Nero

    I don’t normally have a strong emotional reaction to TLo posts about screenings and red carpets, but these photos just make me angry.
    This is not about looking informal and natural. She is being actively disrespectful to her fans, her employers, and the charity she represents.

  • another_laura

    Not even in Thousand Oaks is this acceptable.

  • DTLAFamilies

    So what’s worse: this or Kristen Stewart showing up in a gown but looking as sulky, oily and resentful as possible while wearing it?

    • cassandu


    • alyce1213

      Oily, surly Kristen. At least this girl looks lie she’s glad to be where she is, even if her clothes don’t say it this time.

    • Susan Velazquez

      Honestly, I’d rather have a Kristen Stewart in a gown than this mess at my event. At least Kristen Stewart knows the importance of being dressed up even if she doesn’t like to do it.

  • Michelle my belle

    The “surf’s up” hand gesture really isn’t helping the look either…

  • Candigirl1968

    I choose to believe this is her on her way to change clothes and someone dragged her out for a picture.
    Please let this be true.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    Thank God you are both saying this. It needs to be said more often. Yes, there are appropriate ways to dress for certain events and venues. If you don’t dress accordingly, you are an ass who is disrepecting yourself and those who are paying money, or paying you money, to be there. This outfit is ridiculous. Flip flops?! Just another reason to keep Shailene on my Irrational Celebrity Hate List, which sadly means half the movies come out this year will be irritating to me. For some reason, she’s the new It Girl.

  • MzzPants

    It was nice of her to show up. (sarcasm applied heavily)

  • jw_ny

    Truck stop hooker attire ain’t gonna cut it…photogs are still gonna be outside the entries of “private” screenings.

  • MK03

    Oh, Felicity. FOR SHAME.

  • Kelly

    “People don’t like when we say this, but it’s disrespectful to show up at an event like this.”

    *I* like when you say this. Because it’s absolutely true. Nothing says, ‘I don’t really give a shit about this charity” like this outfit.

  • MaggieMae

    Shocked at the slovenly scroll down. Shocked! Agree with your post 100%.

  • Nika E

    I just read an interview with her were it said she often goes bare faced and casual to red carpet events which while I was reading it I thought it was pretty cool. And then this hot fuck of a mess occurred. I agree that if ur not into getting all dolled up thats cool but u need to look presentable. She needs to take a page out of Sweet Tildy (my nickname for the goddess that is Tilda Swinton) book on how to be low maintenance and chic at the same time. This is shameful.

  • What the shit? Girl, no.

  • SierraDelta

    Shailene, this is NOT how we dress on the Mainland.

  • Michelle Gennari

    Agreed – 100%

  • Sam Smith

    If she were doing beer bongs with her sorority sisters she probably would be dressed better than this, since most sororities have dress codes/standards.

  • KT

    Oh my god, what is happening?!?! Is she seriously making a hang ten sign next to a poster of her movie in Britney Spears’ favorite outfit?!??! This just screams “I don’t deserve a movie franchise.”

    Listen honey, the reviews for this movie are terrible and I hope you’re aware that the only YA movies that have lent themselves to franchises are Twilight and Hunger Games, and THAT’S IT. There are far more YA failures than hits, and while this will still probably perform, it’s not a guarantee, especially since the movie is apparently dog shit. So this is not the time to come strolling in, unshowered in cut-offs, making ridiculous hand gestures and telling yourself, “whatever, I’m protected.” You need to be stepping your game up, putting in the effort, and showing everyone that you take this shit seriously so that even if this movie doesn’t work, people still regard you as a leading lady.

    You don’t want to find yourself at the top of a pile of Lindsay Lohans and Mischa Bartons after all, now do you sweetie?

  • Boobs Radley

    Saints preserve us! On Saturday, I volunteered at a pet expo for the animal shelter where I volunteer. I knew I was going to get pawed at by myriad dogs and be run ragged by people buying our merchandise. I was still more put together than this.

    • ScarlettHarlot

      Hooray for a fellow volunteer! I volunteer with a dog rescue, and I too, try to look presentable, knowing I’ll be covered with fur and paw prints and crumbled treats and what have you. Why? Because I am representing an organization that I would like people to take seriously. I want to look reliable to potential adopters, fosters, and donors.

  • Trickytrisha

    Stupid move, chica. Pretentious, childish, classless.

  • lynnlee

    Where is her mom or dad or aunt or maybe a big sister to tell her, “Shailene Woodley! Do you want people to think you were born in a barn? You march right back to your room and put on something presentable! What in the world were you thinking? People will think you weren’t raised right – AND DON’T THINK I CAN’T SEE YOU ROLLING YOUR EYES!”

  • LeelaST

    Just when I started liking her.

  • Joanie

    She’s always so proud of her ability to differentiate between her thrift store clothes private life and her “going to work” on the red carpet clothing and that makes this all the more confusing. She’s representing the movie, the studio, her charity. It’s work. This isn’t going to the beach with stoner buds time. Someone needs to rethink her wardrobe choices very quickly.

  • mightbewrong

    Urgh. She just needs a shredded black shirt with neon paint splatters that says MYRTLE BEACH on it and she could be literally anybody in ocean city during senior week.

  • Sunraya

    I would never disagree with you that stars should at least pretend to give a shit about their audiences. That’s why I get so annoyed at Jolie and Pitt. You are 100% correct,this girl would get sent home from most jobs looking like this.

    I think I am going to look up her charity and make sure I never give her a dime. If she doesn’t give a damn about it enough to look like a human being, neither should I.

  • PREACH! My mom would not let my sisters out of the house dressed like this.

  • twigg

    Didn’t she just have an interview where she talked about how knows she has to dress up for events because she’s representing her project and her employers?

    • Joanie

      That’s precisely the point I was trying to make earlier. She’s crunchy off the clock, but willing to go glam when it comes to work. I think she forgot to check her date book that morning.

  • Sunraya

    I have to add, all I see are tampons strings with such short, raggedy shorts. Now I can’t unsee it!! Yeech!!!

  • lesmaha

    The last time I wore something like this, I was washing the exterior of my house, and my car, in summer heat. This is unbelievable.

  • quiltrx

    To employ a favorite phrase of my in-laws–“You don’t show up at your movie screening looking like Joe Shit the Rag-man.”

  • Lilak

    And here’s me fuming (for decades now, sadly) that our hometown audiences don’t bother to dress at least presentably for the kids’ school performances.
    Respect. Exactly.

  • bringbackbeatles

    What bothers me the most about this is thatit is representing her charity. She cofounded the charity and it makes her look like she doesn’t give a shit. If you can’t even bother putting on a decent outfi to represent your charity, why should people care about it? To me that’s the message this sends.

    She doesn’t need to be in a gown or a dress. It can be casual, but nice. This is just not caring or thinking your badass for bucking the system. You’re not.

  • Fuchaforever

    She looks like she smells and like she hasn’t even brushed her teeth. Gross!

  • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

    Oh my god. Is she serious? Have some dignity! She looks like a total IDIOT.

  • Is it bad that I’m really, really hoping she was going to change into another outfit, and got papped before she could? Is that just way too much benefit of the doubt?

  • Cecilia Lin

    goddamn it even if it wasn’t a celebrity doing the “eshays” (i’m not sure what the hand gesture is called in america) sign for picture i’d dig a hole for you to jump into. BUT YOU ARE A CELEBRITY DOING A PUBLIC EVENT. ONE THAT IS SUPPOSED TO GET PEOPLE TO DIG MONEY OUT OF THEIR POCKETS NO LESS.

  • Amy D

    The really sad part is it wouldn’t take much more effort to fix the look. Lose the hoodie, shorts and sunglasses; add dark wash skinny jeans, cute shoes. I wouldn’t even mind the sheer-ish tank and I love the jacket.

  • MartyBellerMask

    Oh man, I do totally agree.
    But she is like my #1 girl crush right now. I just adored her on Jimmy Fallon the other night.

  • Fannie Wolston

    the shorts do look verra sloppy, she should’ve worn her batik print skirt instead. I have no problem with the bare legs and feet, is it the unpainted toes or zori style that is wigging ya’ll out? cause she has pretty skin, toned thin legs and athletic looking clean feet…not seeing dirty white girl here….

  • save_the_hobbit

    Appropriate if the movie screening was on a beach, I suppose? Why is she standing so weird, what’s wrong with her? So many questions.

  • Dana

    I am a huge fan of TLO and never miss a post, but I cannot disagree more with you and the many comments below. What is the big outrage here? That she’s attending a screening of her movie to benefit her own charity in clothing that, for a 22 year-old woman, is perfectly appropriate for many venues? I get that celebrities are in the public eye and that part of the ‘job’ is promoting your work, but one of the major issues with popular culture and our celebrity-centric society is that appearance is the main standard by which women are judged, and then they’re held to these impossible, misogynistic and racist beauty standards. Based on how she has presented herself in interviews, I think she’s just being honest about who she is and not completely buying into the current business model. Might it hurt her career? Possibly. Might some fashion mistakes be made? Certainly. But do we need women like her, who refuse to wear make up on the red carpet to hide every imperfection and don’t conform to the status quo of the red carpet? Definitely.

    • mightbewrong

      I’m a 22-year-old woman too, and I don’t think ripped shorts, a see-through wifebeater, and flipflops scream anything but ‘trashy’ on anyone. Her being young and a celebrity has nothing to do with it.

      • Dana

        Trashy in what way? By what standards? All her important bits are covered, how is this more trashy than a gown with plunging neckline or a lace dress over bra and granny panties that we’ve seen before? If anything, it is just incredibly casual. I’m just saying that based on the reaction of many people who have commented, you would have thought she punched a damn puppy. Again, I love TLO. I have developed a much greater appreciation for fashion than I previously had and I love the witty commentary that goes along with the posts. I’m just worried that even here we can’t step outside of the celebrity/fashion mindset and think critically about whether the standards by which we judge women, and people in general, are valid. Why can’t someone attend this charity event or see these pictures and appreciate Shailene for her work (both artistic and charitable) and the human being she is, rather than being offended by what she is wearing? Why do we assume that by the way she dresses she is saying “I don’t care about this film” rather than “I don’t care what you think about the way I dress”?

        • It’s a tacky, sloppy outfit.

          I don’t understand why you expect anyone on this site, which is entirely about fashion and celebrity, to “step outside of the celebrity/fashion mindset.”

        • mightbewrong

          Really? If that’s how you feel about fashion then you’re on the wrong website, plain and simple. Would you show up to an interview in this outfit and say, ‘well, I just don’t care what people think about the way I dress, and I want you to think critically about me as a PERSON instead’? You wouldn’t, I hope. Societal standards for dress have a purpose, I don’t know why you’re so indignant about them.

    • We don’t think this outfit is “perfectly appropriate for many venues” at all. And we would never claim that she’s supposed to hide every imperfection.

      I don’t mean to be rude, but if you never miss a post here, why are you so put out by the idea that we’re judging a celebrity by how she’s dressed? It’s kinda what we do all day, every day.

      • Dana

        I’m honestly not put out by the idea that we’re judging a celebrity by how she’s dressed, and I enjoy the tone you set, which I think is appropriate for this website. I just think it isn’t a terrible idea to every once in a while question the standards by which we judge people. There is a certain precedent set by the fashion world and by the movie industry, and I think you guys do a wonderful job deconstructing that and evaluating celebrity appearances by those standards. I just think it can’t hurt to every once in a while critically think about those standards and what they say about our culture or how they impact women and girls in our society. I think you guys do a great job at not buying into those impossible beauty standards and celebrating fashion in women of color and of all shapes and sizes. I was honestly just taken aback by the harshness of the criticisms by commenters. She is wearing an outfit to a screening of her own movie to her own charity, but people are calling her an idiot or disrespectful or saying that they’d make sure never to give money to her charity. All based on how she is dressed. I just thought that it was a bit much for the minor sin of wearing shorts and and tank top to her own event. And I’ve been stewing a bit over women’s issues lately. I apologize if this wasn’t the most appropriate place to voice these things, but I thought it could still be worth while to have intelligent people who enjoy fashion and popular culture to have this conversation.

        • Dana

          Maybe I should have responded in a more appropriate tone, to match the flippant tone of the blog (and I mean flippant in the best way possible). In that case, can I retract my previous comments and just leave the following comment?

          “Everybody, take a chill pill. She showed up to a screening of her own event for her own charity in an outfit she picked on her own. Can’t a girl make her own decisions, even if they are bad ones? She’s wearing jean shorts, not strangling a bunny.”

          • But no one’s claiming she can’t make her own decisions. What we’re doing here is assessing the decisions she’s made.

            And you realized we called Aaron Paul a douchebag for showing up to a screening underdressed, right? We hold men and women to the same standard here. And it’s far from an unreasonable standard. “She doesn’t have to wear a skirt, or heels, or a bra or makeup if she doesn’t want to, but she DOES have to make some effort to look presentable for the public. ” I mean, that’s about as open and forgiving as you can get when it comes to assessing someone’s style.

    • Fannie Wolston

      Beyond all that though I agree with you, she is at a “screening” not a premiere of the movie, it is a screening, which means the movie is still considered a rough draft prone to editing and a screening is private, no fans allowed inside, no red carpet. Thus Shailene and cast and crew can wear whatever they want?

      • That’s not what a screening is. It’s a showing of a completed film to an audience invited to see it, with press accompaniment. There’s picture-taking involved, which means a rough form of the red carpet.

        • Fannie Wolston

          okay so it’s red carpet rough, a category unto itself…
          there’s also red carpet luxe
          or red carpet nutter and red carpet fluff! ?

  • Ann VerWiebe

    That’s just plain ridiculous. If my student worker showed up in that outfit, we would be having a serious heart to heart about dressing appropriately.

  • Lilyana_F

    Is she wearing a hoody, a leather jacket, shorts and freakin’ FLIP-FLOPS?? Girl, bye!

  • PeaceBang

    This just took ten years off my life. Honest to God.

  • Melanie

    i have a…friend who is currently working a second job as an exotic dancer. when she went shopping for stagewear at marshall’s, one of her purchases were daisy duke style shorts that are dead ringers for these (hers are of course modified by cutting them a bit higher up the sides, but STILL).

  • Jane Thurmond

    I LOVE the fact that she chose to be herself at an event that supports a charity she co-founded that is geared toward middle school aged children. This was a private event, close to her hometown, NOT HOLLYWOOD. I LOVE that she has no pretenses that would take focus OFF the fact that this was a charity event for kids. Shailene Woodley is young, attractive, and walks her walk. She is an ordinary person that has an extraordinary job. Perhaps the comments made by both the writers of this article and the others who have made an effort to validate this judgmental article wish they had the self-love and conviction to be themselves amidst a sea of celebrities who continue to perpetuate a facade that creates insecurity in young people all over the globe. I am sorely disappointed that I chose to click on to the link to see such hatred toward someone that many of the folks here have never met. Take a look at what type of energy is going out into the Universe.

    • Yawn. Go away, fan gurl. A screening with photographers present is NOT a “private event.”

      • Jane Thurmond

        I’m so sad for you. Nothing but negativity.

        • I’m so sad for you, wasting your time on something like this when no one cares.