Solange Knowles in Kate Spade at Coachella

Posted on April 22, 2014

She looks like a toddler on an ’80s sitcom.


Solange-Knowles-Coachella-2014-Kate-Spade-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Solange Knowles at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California in Kate Spade.

Solange-Knowles-Coachella-2014-Kate-Spade-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)

Solange-Knowles-Coachella-2014-Kate-Spade-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)Kate Spade Saturday Trapeze Top | Kate Spade Saturday Side Slit Mini Skirt \ Kate Spade Gold Lock Crossbody Bag

Solange-Knowles-Coachella-2014-Kate-Spade-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)

Like she should be hanging out with the Olsen twins on Full House or something.

She also looks pregnant, which – are we missing something? We actually googled to see if she suddenly popped out, but no. That’s all shirt, as far as we can tell.

It’s a cute print – and we love the shoes – but the shape is just odd and we’d never recommend wearing the matching top and skirt. One or the other, please, Sol.

Those frames are everything.





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  • RussellH88

    Whatever happened to predictability?

    • Sobaika

      The milkman, the paperboy, and evening tv?

      • Jacob Bowen

        You miss your old familiar friends, but waiting just around the bend…

        (Totally visited the house front last Sept when I was in SF…I wore my “How Rude!” shirt)

  • Wendi126

    Whenever I’m having a bad hair day I look in the mirror and ask, ‘what would Solange do’? The outfit for some reason said to me Pebbles Flinstone in the 21st century. Love the specs

  • charlotte

    “Toddler in an ’80s sitcom”- Thanks for the laugh!

  • Pennymac

    Someone at Coachella without stankfoot!
    I’ve got nothing nice about the Garanimals outfit, though.

    • Trent

      LOL! If Garanimals had a New Wave collection in 1988…

      Maybe it’s cause I’m a guy, but I don’t understand the concept of wearing a miniskirt to a music festival in an open field. Coachella doesn’t have seats, right? What if you want to sit down in the grass? Or dance energetically? For some reason, I never thought of Solange as the type to go to a music festival just to be seen…

      • Ginmaru

        Nope. I’m thinking the shorts (and not in that same print), would have been so much cuter and easier to play in. Oh Lord, I didn’t just suggest a romper, did I?

        • demidaemon

          It’s not a romper if they are separates, right? You’re safe.

  • moppet

    Am I crazy? I really like this, top to bottom! She looks fashion-appropriate for the venue and the shoes are just the best.

    • Evan

      It does look like a maternity top, but I might be ok with it because it kind of reminds me of some of the shapes of Balenciaga.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I think the shape is more interesting as a concept than as an actual garment. The New York Times ran some photos last week that featured this shape in a top, and if it makes a non-preg celeb or model look heavy, I can only imagine what it will do on mere mortals.

        • Vee

          The top makes her look like droopy boob. I think that is part of the reason the shape doesn’t work. And I think as separates they are okay.

          • holla

            I think she might have starched the top too much. looks like it drapes more on the model.

          • Vee

            True, maybe a better support bra?

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I could see these pieces working much better as separates. Pick a solid color top or bottom, and for the top, pick a closer to the body bottom so that you would get a better sense of the shape of the top.

          • Vee

            That makes better sense than them as a whole. I would think petite person would have to avoid this shape as well to not look like Shirley Temple or a doll. It’s tricky and the pattern in throwing me off.

    • ideated_eyot

      Seems to me that she knows it is an eccentric look and is just having fun. The kind of stuff men get away with regularly.

  • GeoDiva

    They are called separates for a reason!

    • Carleenml


  • LadyVimes

    …at least she’s well ventilated?
    I like the sunglasses though.

  • Danielle

    I wanted so badly to like this… and then the pictures loaded.

    • decormaven

      I know! I was thinking “Solange is going to BRING IT to the stankboot masses.” Then I saw this. Cute sunnies, though!

      • Danielle

        From the, like, boob up, it’s a total WERQ. She looks fresh and young and I’m lusting for the sunnies.

  • jonnyf8

    I love this!!!

  • Janet B

    That is not her top.

  • decormaven

    I’m so curious about how the VIPs move about at this festival. Do they have a separate little greenspace, where they trot about like show dogs? How are they grouped- by designer or by agent?

    • Alicia

      Possibly by sponsor – Lea Michele seemed welded to the Lacoste section.

  • Kent Roby

    Yesterday on the radio I heard someone talking about music festivals, including Jazz Fest in New Orleans, and they accidentally called Coachella “Nutella”. From now on I will think of this festival as Nutella whenever I see pictures of celebs in wacky attire!

    • decormaven

      You lucky duck, you’re right in the middle of it with the Jazz Fest. Many a beverage has been raised at that event.

      • Kent Roby

        Now that I’m living in the Quarter, I can easily bike over (which is always especially fun in a kilt!).

        • Ginmaru

          Well, it would certainly be fun for me, you hottie! 😉

    • demidaemon

      I feel as though this is an insult to chocolate and hazelnuts.

  • Kent Roby

    From the way y’all are talking, I assume there is someone else in this picture other than “Shirtless Guy With Butt”?

    • Anna

      I’d go to a Nutella Festival with that guy.

    • chris garcia

      you, sir, were thinking exactly what i was thinking 😉

    • Evan

      Watch him turn around and ruin your fantasies lol

    • B_C_J

      Wow! Thanks for pointing him out! :-)

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Right? I was all “we’re missing the most important thing here…”

  • marlie

    I HATE the shoes. HATE. I like the print, but agree that she shouldn’t be wearing the top and the skirt. Pair the top with skinny pants, and the skirt with a solid-colored top, and this would be a win.

    • Sarah

      Me too. The are aggressively ugly. And really, they are quite matchy to an already too-matchy outfit.

  • Evan

    I kind of love it other than the shape of the top. Notice that the people at Coachella aren’t even batting an eyelash. It’s par for the course there.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Rudy Huxtable at Coachella.

  • hughman

    The top? Jeans. The skirt? White t-shirt. Now that wasn’t so hard, was it?

    • FibonacciSequins


    • Gatto Nero

      [Drops the mic]

  • B_C_J

    I do not like this. The print is a tad cartoonish even if she had the sense to just wear the top or the bottom. The glasses are oversized for her face or for the amount of face that can be seen due to her hair. The shoes barely work.

  • Sophie

    Nice description, nice bag.

  • Rhonda Shore

    I seriously LOVE those shoes.

    • MilaXX

      Me too. Does anybody know who makes them?

  • R.A.

    It’s what Phillip and Lillian DeVille wore to play in the mud on Rugrats.

  • barbarienne

    Solange has been dropping the ball lately. It’s like all the fashion magic abandoned her and went to hover around Lupita.

    • Trent

      …Right? In particular, she’s been infected with the matchy-matchy bug. Separates, but everything is either the same color or print. I hope she gets her fashion mojo back soon…

  • MilaXX

    I like the entire look. This is one instance where the print on top and bottom don’t bother me.

    • Tanya Wade

      If it’s wrong that I love this I don’t want to be right.

  • FibonacciSequins

    She looks like she’s wearing a costume. In fact, she looks like she’s got a part in a Flintstones movie.

    • kimmeister

      All she needs is a dino bone in her hair.

  • YoungSally

    Send it back to Brandi

  • imspinningaround

    I *don’t* like the shoes, but I like everything else. The print is fun and god knows the silhouette is right for Coachella–I got home from Weekend 2 yesterday and at 95, the vets I went with said the weather was more pleasant than usual.

  • ashtangajunkie

    This doesn’t bother as much as I think it should. Must be all of the shitastic Coachella looks I’ve seen. She’s clean! She matches! Coachella werq!

  • Judy_J

    Pebbles Flintstone wore it first.

  • sagecreek

    I do like those shoes! And she looks comfy and event-appropriate.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Rudi Huxtable all grown up. Love the shades, hate the print mostly for the blech colors.

  • Gatto Nero

    “toddler on an ’80s sitcom”
    You two blow my mind at least once a day.

  • Constant Reader

    I’m still crazy about the hair. I’m going to ignore the outfit and the sandals that I think I’d like in almost any color combination except this one and focus on her pretty face, great sunglasses, and fabulous hair. Lalalalala, I’m in my happy place…

  • ballerinawithagun

    I’ve done charity events assisting children with creating “art” which often included printing on fabric. Here is a prime example. Stiff and awkward.

  • andi56

    Holy cow, when I saw her hair, I had a horrible late-70’s flashback. Because that was my hair! And people who say they would LOVE to have that hair, I’m telling you, NO, YOU DON’T. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT’S LIKE.
    I’m going to go and lie down.

  • Violentcello

    I dig it. I like it better with the yellow shorts than the matching skirt, but it’s better than the unholy fuckery we saw in the last Coachella post.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    When did Kate Spade hire Pebbles Flintstone as a designer???

  • Lower L

    For f***’s sake, I thought we were finally rid of the quasi-maternity-tops-on-slender-non-pregnant-women thing–which lasted like 8 years longer than it had any right to exist–and Kate Spade is in the cemetery with a shovel and a defibrillator? NO. DO NOT REVIVE THIS LOOK. I and all the other women with boobs implore you.

  • Imasewsure

    “She looks like a toddler on an ’80s sitcom.” :) :) :)

  • stellamaris73

    So was she paid to appear in all Kate Spade? Well, except the shoes, maybe. They look rather Miu Miu-ish.

    I like the overall look, and it suits her style, but that top does stand away from the body in a pretty unflattering way.

  • vahtel

    Forget the Olsen twins, I got straight up Muppet Babies from this ensemble.

  • crash1212

    I love a trapeze top, and this is an especially cute one. Wish she’s worn it with the shorts. Her head is perfection and those sunglasses are to die.

  • GillianHolroyd

    That print is *horrible* but it is compatible with the blockiness of the outfit. Really, it looks like a DIY create-your-own-textile with sponges and cheap acrylic paints.

  • msdamselfly

    Love the sunglasses with her hair. The top would’ve looked okay with the green shorts

  • Bonnie Blue

    It looks very Jetsons or Flintstone-ish to me. Definitely would be better not wearing the 2 pieces together. Solange’s top looks like it has wire or something to make the bottom stand out in a circle, versus the model picture which looks softly draped at the bottom.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    It’s Solange so I am biased but I love everything about this look. Plus, THIS is how you should look at Coachella. Gurlene needs to shank Vanessa Hudgens and her see thru crochet bell bottoms. Crown yourself Queen of Coachella and then start chopping off bitches’ heads. This is your destiny.

  • malarson2

    Big, stressful question: And it might be totally naive for me to ask this…but when someone famous is caught in their ‘everyday life’ wearing something very of the moment and all from one designer (as Ms. Solange seems to be doing here with the outfit and the bag, not sure on the super-cute shoes and sunglasses), isn’t it usually part of some sort of financial agreement? I’m not saying it’s totally wrong, I’d just like to know if it’s true or not. I once read a story about a power couple, whom I won’t name because I love them and I don’t want to believe it’s true, that said they’d just signed an exclusive deal with Starbucks. And, wouldn’t you know it, the celebrity mags were quickly and repeatedly filled with pics of this couple on the town with Starbucks cups, or sometimes even coming out of one of their stores. Always looking like they were just running errands, but ALWAYS with a Starbucks in their hands.

  • kingderella

    Yes, the shape is unflattering, but I still think it’s fab.

  • LaSylphide

    As usual, she makes the outfit look better than it should. Adore the glasses.

  • cocohall

    Well at least she looks clean and fresh. Which is not what I usually associate with Coachella. I applaud her for going her own way at an event where the fashion group mind think seems especially strong. Her sandals are a bit matchy, but at least they look like practical footwear for wandering around the event.

  • quiltrx

    Looks like a cross between Freddie on ‘A Different World’ and her alter-ego Susie on ‘Rugrats’.

  • Vivi N

    I love a good skirt set so I’m all for this look. Agreed about the top; too boxy. Great shoes. Fantastic shades. Iffy on the hair.

  • elemspbee

    love the shoes. top with shorts would’ve been super cute. and the frames–indeed.

  • formerlyAnon

    And, just like a toddler, she is CUTE AS A BUG. Maybe it’s just a weak moment but I think she’s adorable here, I find her so adorable that it extends to her matchy pink purse, which , strangely, I am liking. In this moment. Probably wouldn’t in any other context.

  • MannahattaMamma

    that top is just mean.

  • kmk05

    Those frames and THAT HAIR.

  • Crystal

    At least she looks clean. And not like an asshole. That’s a Coachella win in my book.

    • RectPropagation

      And not like an asshole.
      YES. I don’t know what it is about Coachella and appropriating from Native Americans but they seriously need to knock that shit off.

  • Aurumgirl

    It’s a Sally Draper costume. Like a play set little girls wore in the 60’s.

  • ChristySchiff

    That fabric looks like tempera paint on brown paper grocery bags, which – I’m not gonna lie – sounds kind of awesome.

  • demidaemon


  • Sabin

    I think it’s the overly-matching shoes that kill it for me. I kind of like it otherwise.

  • irielle

    My first thought was pregnant. The shape of her top looks just like one of my mom’s pregnancy tops in the late 1960s.

  • Clash D

    LOL she looks great.

  • JillianHastings

    Who would have ever thought to wear Kate Spade to Coachella!? World colliding, y’all.