Shailene Woodley in No. 21 at the “Divergent” Toronto Premiere

Posted on March 07, 2014

We really love this look. No, really.


Shailene-Woodley-Divergent-Toronto-Premiere-No-21-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Shailene Woodley attends the premiere of “Divergent” in Toronto, Canada in a No. 21 ensemble paired with Kurt Geiger London ‘Ellen’ pumps.

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Shailene-Woodley-Divergent-Toronto-Premiere-No-21-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)No. 21 Pre-Fall 2014 Collection

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But – and you just knew there had to be one (several, in fact) – we can’t really applaud it too hard. For one, she just replicated the look book, except she made a more boring shoe choice. For another, as much as we love the look, we don’t think the top half and bottom half quite go together. That shirt and sweater are cute, but not quite “paired with sparkly pants” cute. And finally, as much as we might like it (with some reservations), it’s just not red carpet. What’s with the rolled up sleeves? Are you going through old file boxes at the office?

This would be killer for a photocall. Or those pants could be paired with a tiny black cardi for a more red carpet look. But alas, interpreting clothing and putting a look together for the right occasion takes either great personal style or the capability to pay someone who has it. She doesn’t have the former (so far as we can see) and she’s defiantly not interested in the latter.

So: cute, if a little oddly paired, but unimaginative and wrong for the RC. And you thought we were going to compliment her, didn’t you?




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  • @Biting Panda

    Looking like a co-ed, not a movie star. Love the pants.

  • RL McGruder

    Right. It’s great for my regular life, ‘cuz I will rock a sparkle all day. Not so much here.

  • Lolo Andre

    and who are these “brands” she is wearing exactly ?

  • The whole outfit says, “I just threw some random shit on to get this job done”. Not working for me, though I like each of the individual pieces just fine.

    • Lucía Gavello

      Exactly, and the “styled by shower” hair isn’t helping.

  • Her face is looking a little more polished than it does usually, but she really, really has to get herself a stylist.

    • Jecca2244

      agreed. there is nothing wrong with delegating some of the work (i.e. getting dressed for these things) to someone who does it for a living!

  • Nothing says “Canadian Movie Premiere” like office casual.

  • gabbilevy

    The only thing that *maybe* says this is OK for her big movie premiere is that it’s a little evocative of pre-Dauntless Tris. But, honey, the Abnegation were known for being the *opposite* of fashionable.

    • ilikemints

      Yeah, that’s my immediate thought. She’s doing “Abnegation Beatrice gets fancy”.

  • Rhonda Shore

    I didn’t think you were going to issue a compliment for this sad red carpet look for a mili-second!

  • SugarSnap108

    This would be great on me, running around town on a Saturday (my daily errands are dramatic enough to warrant sparkly pants). But it belongs nowhere near a red carpet.

  • butterflysunita

    The pants are cool but I don’t really like the sweater. And yes, it’s totally wrong for a premiere. Put in a little effort.

  • SewingSiren

    Glitter jeans! I’m clutching by pearls (and my velvet hair bows)!

  • Spicytomato1

    I liked it a lot until I saw she lifted the look almost entirely, kinda disappointing. In her defense, it is Toronto so a sweater probably feels nice compared to the sleeveless dress she wore in frigid Chicago recently.

    One last thing, I would like to see more starlets dress like this for talk show appearances — I’m looking at you Lea Michele — instead of wearing short, tight cocktail dresses that look impossibly uncomfortable and distracting.

    • formerlyAnon

      YES YES on the talk show recommendation.

  • DTLAFamilies

    It might work for the target audience, though. If your audience is teenage girls and you’re trying to project a relatable but glammed up version of a girl they’d like to be or be besties with, this might be just the ticket.

  • elemspbee

    great look, except for the shoes.

    • Mary Sinning Poole

      I’m with you on this one. I like it except for the shoes. I think the demographic she’s aiming for would love to look like this.

  • MilaXX

    She dumbed down an outfit that was already struggling to be fancier than it actually is. If you’re going to copy the runway, go all in. Keeping the shoe would have helped tie the sweater in better. Since she didn’t I wish she had taken the jeans and added a better top to it. Those appear to be her shoes so I’m assuming we’ll see them a lot.

  • Jessica Freeman

    My grandpa has a sweater that looks very similar. I think that says it all.

  • Anna

    It’s Casual Friday at the Divergent press tour. My friend was covering the event and snarked via text, “Somebody needs to help Shailene. Our production assistants look better than she does.”

    I do appreciate the lack of strappy sandals and summer clothing in general that these ladystars are so fond of wearing.

    • Spicytomato1

      Interesting how ladystars are generally expected to to be much dressier than this for premieres but male stars can get away with jeans and scuffed boots. I still maintain that she froze her ass off in Chicago and decided it wasn’t worth it and demanded a warmer ensemble. Having just about had enough of this horrible winter — and I live here in the snow belt and not in LA where she presumably does — I can completely relate.

      • Anna

        I don’t disagree with you regarding the double standard at all. There was a series of posts last week of a Bvlgari event where Jeremy Renner showed up like a dude on his way to a thing after work and the women were clad in heels and jewels.

        I live in Toronto and it was -20 with the windchill on Wednesday night during the premiere, I’m all for her being warm and cozy. But there is a way to achieve that and still look the part of the star of a major film franchise.

        • Spicytomato1

          “But there is a way to achieve that and still look the part of the star of a major film franchise.”

          Absolutely, it’s called a coat. 🙂 No excuse really, with all the amazing ones out there.

          • Anna

            Exactly. She could’ve gone with some fabulous outerwear, winter-appropriate cocktail dress and a pair of kickass boots.

  • misstressofsylar

    I like her. If Divergent is gonna shoot her up the list, she really has to start dressing for the part. I understand she doesn’t exactly fit the starlet mold (she’s more of a hippy-dippy) but there are ways to work around that.

  • J.W.

    The color of the shoes that the model is wearing pulls the pants and sweater together.

    • BarniClaw

      Yes! Plus, they’re so (much) cute(r)!

      • J.W.

        Particularly for her age.

  • paginatrix

    She just doesn’t yet get how much power there is in being FABulous. Not merely superficially Pretty. There’s a difference. She really could be fabulous if she let herself.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I wish she was at least ironic about it and attended in full geek-drag. I love the sweater and shirt on her, but they certainly don’t read as red carpet.

  • kmk05

    Okay, it’s not really appropriate. But is it terrible that I love it? I covet it in its entirety (minus the shoes, give me the runway shoes) and her face and hair look fresh.

    She’s kind of the equivalent of most boystars here, no? Not dressing appropriately for their events by being too casual.

  • Pretty much. LOVE the top half of her look. LOVE the sequins pants. DO NOT LOVE both parts together.

    Meanwhile, I’m also diggin’ her hairstyle and makeup. She looks good.

    • kmk05

      Had she gone with the shoes worn by the model it would have even better I think. Or maybe a less slouchy sweater? I still love it though, and would rip the whole thing off her in a second.

  • Sarah

    Sparkle jeans, I love you. Come on over to my house. I’ll gussy you up good.

  • deelup

    This is Sienna Miller coming out of a London pub on a random winter’s night, not a red carpet look. If it weren’t a replica of what the model’ swearing I would give her a lot of credit, albeit acknowledging it’s the wrong venue.

  • jw_ny

    It is a really cute look…if you’re going to the campus pub on St. Patty’s day, right after studying in the library.

  • demidaemon

    The pants are appropriate and she could have built a great premiere look with them as the basis; overall, though, it’s cute but not event appropriate. She needs a stylist if she’s going to continue at this.

  • Alyssa

    Love the sparkly pants. Agree that this was not red-carpet worthy. Totally appropriate for a photocall or talk show or similar event. Her makeup looks really good here.

    • fursa_saida

      Yeah, I really am digging the makeup. I’d try to replicate it, but my eyes are a different shape and I know it wouldn’t go well. Alas.

  • Justine

    I love this look and would want it in my closet with the lookbook shoes. But IDK about for a movie premiere. A’ight I guess.

  • It’s her, and it actually works with the “Abnegation-faction origin” of the character. Agree that it should have been used for a photo call or press junket.

  • Jecca2244

    it is odd to me the studio (or someone) doesn’t push her a little harder because her being snazzily dresses means more outlets will pick up on it.

  • majorbedhead

    I would kill someone for the shoes the model is wearing.

    It’s cute, but if I could pull it off, it doesn’t belong on the red carpet.

  • Mona_Visa

    Shailene Elizabeth Woodley you get in this house right now!

  • Gatto Nero

    I — don’t get this look at all.
    The sweater/shirt combo reminds me of half the kids I went to college with.
    The sparkly, ill-fitting pants are a head-scratcher.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    She comes across as extremely ambitious. So much so that it’s a bit annoying and she teeters on the edge of my irrational celebrity hate list. And then I see her act and she’s phenomenally talented. She obviously has the drive and talent and intelligence to make it in Hollywood. So why doesn’t she understand that she is on the clock here and she best look like a movie star at a premiere? It’s not about the movie anymore, it’s also about the celebrity.

  • formerlyAnon

    Hell. I’d give it to her. Because I’m a sucker and I think she’s cute as a bug. But I’d also give her a stiff warning about the sweater – if your sweater looks right with an oxford shirt, it’s wrong for sparkly pants on the red carpet.

  • Sally Spannagle

    Damn she is beautiful – and her shorter ‘do emphasizes her eyes. I think this look would have rocked even more if she were wearing a leather pencil skirt vs. the pants

  • Trickytrisha

    Is she trying very hard to avoid the glamour and glitz associated with these events? Making a statement? Being the anti-JLaw? I suppose the film will have jillions of young people flocking to it in spite of her refusing to do the dress up thing.

    • cocohall

      From what I’ve read, she is a very DIY kinda gal – makes her own soaps, hunts for her own meat, etc. Which gives rise to all sorts of fun scenarios with a potential stylist. “So we need to discuss my premiere outfits.” ‘Yes, let’s meet at my office, what do you want from Starbucks?” “Oh, I need to stock up on deer meat. You come to me and bring your camo. We’re going hunting!” The whole nature gal thing seems a little affected to me, but hey, each to her own, and she is very talented.

      • Trickytrisha

        Hmm, I suspect the process of making her own clothes would be too time consuming if she started at the sheep shearing or cotton picking stage. I admire crafty people but am allergic to anything that requires a glue gun or little bottles of scent. But yeah, good on her for being self sufficient, a rare commodity in young people.

  • poorellensmith

    The shoes in the model shot are giving me new and glorious life!

  • kimmeister

    I like the way the sweater plays off of her eye color.

  • Kristin McNamara

    I would just like to take this opportunity to APPLAUD your proper use of the adverb “defiantly” and also DIE INTERNALLY OF IRONIC LAUGHTER because never in my entire life have I seen a person use the word defiantly when it wasn’t just a horrid misspelling of the word “definitely”. I’m not sure why this cracks me up so much… but it does. It definaeltely does.

  • MW

    Am I the only one who’s seeing young Winona here? A little bit?

  • marlie

    It’s definitely a cute little outfit. Best suited for a trendy office place or something, not the “red carpet.”

  • guest2visits

    SO pretty… I don’t think I care that it’s RC or not. It’s not an Oscar event. It suits her age and it looks charming!

  • judybrowni

    Quit with the half-tuck already.

  • J. Preposterice

    I love it, but it’s an outfit I would wear. Like, I’d swap the shoes out for oxfords or loafers and wear it out to a dance performance or on a date or to a friend’s cocktail party.

    Which pretty much means it’s not a red carpet outfit….

  • RuthGo

    I kind of love the sassiness of it. It’s like, “I’m going my own way.”