Lea Michele in Juan Carlos Obando at the “Legends of Oz” LA Premiere

Posted on May 05, 2014

Lea-Michele-Legends-Oz-Los-Angeles-Premiere-Juan-Carlos-Obando-OZ-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1) Lea-Michele-Legends-Oz-Los-Angeles-Premiere-Juan-Carlos-Obando-OZ-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Lea Michele attends the “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return” Los Angeles Premiere in a Juan Carlos Obando dress from the Spring 2014 collection paired with Manolo Blahnik shoes, and Jennifer Meyer jewelry.




[Photo Credit: Janice Ogata / PRPhotos.com, Peter West/ACE/INFphoto.com, style.com]

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  • Justine

    Whoa that’s a lot of side boob for a kid’s movie!!!

    • amanda d

      my first thought!!! you took the words right out of my mouth. If she had kept the black ribbons shown on the model that unfortunate side/under boob situation could have been avoided.

      • Jade Wombat

        It looks like the black ribbons are still on the dress, untied and dangling down her back.

      • Aldona Dye

        Of course, though.

    • Anna

      Sideboob(s) AND thigh. The thing is a reminder just in case you missed noticing the amount of skin she was showing up top.

      • amanda d

        I completely missed the thigh, too focused on the sideboob.

        • Anna

          It’s quite distracting, that’s for sure.

        • demidaemon

          She seems to be posing to keep the slit closed in most pics, so I can see how you missed the thigh.

          • alliekat9090

            In other pics posted on the web she is doing exactly the opposite- yanking the dress open and pulling it up to the side so as to give us a peek at her crotch. Her constant attempts at “fierce” are exhausting. And yes , this frock has no place at the opening of a children’s movie, particularly when you are hellbent on exposing every possible inch of your sexyparts.

          • demidaemon

            Someone else posted something similar to one of my other comments, so I completely retract this comment. I obviously and wrongly gave her too much benefit of the doubt.

      • 3boysful


      • Kitten Mittons

        I thought it was maybe for those of us who can’t decide at KFC between the thigh or the breast. Now we don’t have to choose.

        • Anna

          Hahaha. When your “look” is comparable to a KFC value meal, that’s when you know you’re showing too much.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Please, just please keep the biscuit covered up. Please.

          • demidaemon

            You know, she struggles with that at times, as well.

          • Kitten Mittons

            I laughed, and then shuddered.

          • demidaemon

            I think that’s everyone’s response 99% of the time Lea appears on this site.

      • Jackie4g

        She seems always to be trying too hard.

    • gayle

      Apparently she has written a book that is part style guide, no joke, and she says that for someone her height she believes one should show as much skin as possible. Apparently this rule includes events for kid movies.

      • Lori

        Buying her book to do a read and LOL while drinking wine is obviously fine, but anyone who actually pays money for style advice from Lea Freakin’ Michele needs an intervention.

      • Sarah

        Ohmagawd, that is bad advice. WTF.

      • barbarienne

        Short people need to show a lot of skin? Whut?

        Someone please sit her down and explain what “proportion” means.

        • gayle

          Well now I will stop yelling at her stylist about putting her in these outfits since they are Lea’s idea and instead yell at her stylist for not stopping her.

          • demidaemon

            Let’s just yell at their direction in general and hope something sinks in.

          • Kitten Mittons

            “LOUD NOISES.”


      • holla

        that sounds like some insecurity issues coming through.

      • Kent Roby

        I assume that this book, and any by Gwennie, can only be found in a bargain bin at Dollar General….or Goodwill.

        • demidaemon

          Maybe Walmart too.

        • Lori

          I wish I’d see them at the dollar store or Goodwill. I’d totally fork over a dollar for one. You know, for the aforementioned read & LOL, with wine. I’m certainly not paying real money for them.

      • marlie

        You’re kidding, right? Pretty soon we’re going to see adolescent Gleeks running around dressed like her. NOT ok.

      • Danielle

        Google says she’s 5’3″. Still not an excuse to dress like she does.

      • Raspberry2012

        What what WHAT?

    • Kent Roby

      Dorothy is showing her dog, and Leah looks like she’s ready to show her “cat”. Perhaps Dorothy grows up to become a stripper in this movie?

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Pay NO attention to the woman giving the Wizard a lap dance behind the curtain! No, please, no.

      • decormaven

        Har har! Good one!

    • SugarSnap108

      Lateral and medial side boob. Plus sternum, linea alba, femur. It’s an anatomy lesson, kids!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Who said tacky clothes can’t be educational?

      • Anna

        Lateral and medial sideboob + sternum, linea alba, femur = don’t show these all at once (especially when promoting a kids’ movie). She makes Katy Perry’s Sesame Street outfit look positively demure!

      • Victor Beiramar Diniz

        and a dash of underboob to boot

    • MartyBellerMask

      Inner AND outer sideboob. FFS!

    • Jessica Freeman

      The saddest part is, you know she thinks this is her being tasteful.

  • LeelaST

    I see nothing’s changed here. Eternal desperation.

  • Anna

    Congratulations, Lea. You are officially tackier than Paula Patton.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      When one is showing a deep V neckline and side boobage, the slit skirt seems like overkill.

      • Lori

        Yup. That’s how Boobs Legsly got that nickname. Lips or eyes. Legs or boobs. These aren’t difficult rules and yet some people really struggle with them.

        • bitchybitchybitchy


      • Anna

        Just a tad!

    • demidaemon

      I don’t know. If Paula returns to her old ways (HERE”S HOPING), I think we could have a dedicated tacky-off for Miss Tacky 2014. Of course, the contest would begin anew in 2015, perhaps bringing a new tacky queen to our eyes.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Lea’s got to ilmprove her crazy eyes to fully compete against Paula.

      • Anna

        Visual trauma aside, that would be good fun and entertaining, snark-wise.

        • demidaemon

          I would definitely enjoy it. I love me some tacky, but I prefer covered up tacky. If there were votes, i would give mine to Miss Paula Patton. :)

  • Nicholas

    Can we say it now? Or will something happen, if we say it three times?

    • Victor Beiramar Diniz

      click your heels three times while saying it, and we’ll see…

      • Nicholas

        She’ll get you, my pretty.

  • Danielle

    I was going to give the side boob a pass until I saw the slit in the skirt. Honey, no.

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

    Good from the neck up but that much boob for what I assume is a family movie?

    • Kitten Mittons

      I was going to ask why her handlers didn’t steer her away from this dress for this particular event.

      But then I remembered that she’s an adult, and she should have known better without having to be told.

  • Janet B

    This is what she chooses to wear??!!

    Worse than usual

  • dea

    The picture of her sideboob next to the cartoon girl holding a dog just made me lose it. Ridiculous.

  • 25or6to4

    It takes a lot of effort for polka dots to look that… ugh. And this isn’t too much for a children’s movie — it’s too much for ANY movie. Also, the dress itelf isn’t particularly flattering on her (some of the side shots make her look strangely-proportioned, which we all know is not true) but her makeup and hair are tolerable, I suppose.

  • AnguaVonUberwald

    Oh fer chrissakes.

  • imspinningaround

    I actually like her head, it just belongs with a different outfit.

    If I didn’t know this was a step-n-repeat for a kids’ movie, I would have thought she was at a Kentucky Derby party and forgot her hat.

  • gabbilevy

    Lost cause, this one.

  • marlie

    I was all about to say that this wasn’t bad for her, and then I got a glimpse of underboob. WTF. Tighten up that halter a little so we don’t see that, and this would be a solid “attagirl” for her. Her hair and makeup are a little more toned down than usual, and it suits her. Plus, those earrings are KILLA.

    • Danielle

      I agree with you on the headsuit. Her hair is enviable.

    • Sarah

      I’m not sure tightening would work – I wonder if it was meant to be reined in by the black stringy thing on the model? Either way, it is just too boobular.

      • marlie

        Maybe that would have helped. Either way, she can put them away for a few hours for the premiere of a KID’S movie.

        • Sarah

          Totally. Gawd. I feel like I’ve seen that girl’s whole body (save possibly her ladyjunk) in the nude since she’s been famous, at least compositely.

          • demidaemon

            Now you are just challenging her to give us the Lea Michelle version of Britney Spears getting out of a car. :(

          • Sarah

            Oh, man – I had successfully forgotten the era of the crotch-pap shot. Now I remember thinking “There’s no WAY these bitches don’t know how to get in and out of cars without flashing everyone. It is SO on purpose.”

          • demidaemon

            Mostly, I agree with you. In Britney’s case, however, some substances may have interfered with any natural grace she may or may not have.

            But, if Lea Michele ever does it, it will certainly be on purpose and burned into our minds.

  • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

    I’ve typed three comments in here and deleted them all.

    But seriously.. someone needs to speak to this girl about how to be a lady. She’s not in teenager land anymore. This is not cute or pretty and certainly inappropriate for the launch of a movie for children. :(

  • furyleika

    I think this could have been really great with minor restraint. EITHER sideboob or the thigh-high slit. Both (especially for a children’s movie) is a bridge too far. Maybe even seven.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I agree-pick one element or the other, but not both, particularly for a movie aimed at children.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    This is not a Be me or a Do me. This is a straight up Hate me. Because she’s either doing this on purpose or she really is stupid to think this look reflects positively on her at all. It makes me hate her.

  • KT

    Hahaha she looks so ridiculous. I absolutely love the picture of her next to animated Dorothy, posing all sexily and looking hilariously out of place. That photo perfectly captures The Curious Case of Lea Michele. BITCH PLEASE.

  • Emily Rose

    I had only seen it from the front and thought “Wow! That’s an improvement!”…and then the side-boob and thigh slit happened. I have always liked Lea (I know, judge all you want, but Spring Awakening is important to me) but she is not doing anything to make me think I should continue to do so. Girl needs a new stylist, and fast.

  • BLauD

    Yeesh. Way too much skin, but especially at a family animated picture. I mean… ugh. Girl, put on some damn clothes.

  • BlairBear

    if it were less boob and leg tastic I would like this dress. But I’m a sucker for a halter and a polka dot

    • Lori

      I’m also a total sucker for a halter and a polka dot and I can’t decide if that’s blinding me, or if this really would be cute if it fit correctly and wasn’t kids’ film adjacent.

      • BlairBear

        hmm I’m not sure. For me this might be a girl this is not your dress. I’m not sure it plays to her strengths and she wants to do this look at me and my slit and side boob posing which just kills the dress.

        • Lori

          I think this is true. The dress is actually cute, but not on her. At least not in any way she’s every actually wear it. Girl has no understanding of putting it away.

          • BlairBear

            also I don’t mean this to be mean but I am not sure her shoulders and arms are her best features and a halter really highlights them

  • MK03

    Slightly off-topic, but this movie looks well and truly godawful.

    • smayer

      Can we talk about Dorothy’s stank foot, please?

  • http://www.ellenciompi.com/ NurseEllen

    Kind of sad that IMO the best photo is the first one, where she’s looking over her shoulder and you can’t see the dress at all, nor much of her face. All the others: hot mess.

    • kimmeister

      That first photo also highlights that it is not her size, since it is creating back bulge.

  • NBG

    It is eternally ‘Dancing With the Stars Tiny Costume Night” in this chick’s world, isn’t it? All day, every day.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      That’s one of the reasons that I give DWTS a pass. I have a weakness for ballroom dance competitions and recognize that the costumes can verge on tacklyland, but their costumes really do get ridiculously small.

      • demidaemon

        Now I am imagining Lea Michele on DWTS. It would be a tacky explosion.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Should we start the campaign for this now?

          • demidaemon


          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Yes, that latter risk would be a definite possibility-the NSFW kind, as well as not safe for the kiddies watching

          • demidaemon

            Exactly, Which is why I’m torn.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            It would be the kind of moment for the word schadenfreude is so apt-part of me would be going “Oh no,that poor girl” while my lizard brain would be rolling in the virtual aisle.

          • demidaemon

            I must be slightly more evil than you. If it was anyone else other than Lea Michele, I would be so with you. But, for her, the lizard brain would take completely over. Until I realized what I was looking at.

            Hmmm, now that you put it this way, I am more willing to join your campaign. 😉

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Patting sofa-come sit here and we’ll open a bottle of something lovely and chortle together!

          • demidaemon

            *sits down* So, what are we drinking? :)

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Red or white wine? cocktails? beer? I’m open to suggestions!

          • demidaemon

            Cocktails would be nice, but I am also pro-champagne or apricot beer. :)

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Champagne sounds just the thing to chortle over major faux pas!

  • Constant Reader

    Sideboob from both sides, bare back, AND slit to the thigh? Girl, please. Put it away already.

  • colleenjanel

    I don’t hate the look. I hate the look for the launch of a kids movie.

  • kayleymaybe

    The picture where you can see almost her entire boob while she stands next to an animated character is downright disturbing. It’s a KIDS movie.

    • StelledelMare

      I was just about to say, this is a children’s movie. Not an appropriate venue for your sideboob.

  • GorgeousThings

    Of course.

  • Anna

    Attention whore. At a kids’ movie no less.

  • Yvette Florio Lane

    Ugh. She looks like she’s been drawing on herself. And the dress is wrinkled. Horrible.

    • MartyBellerMask

      Yes. That shoulder tattoo looks like somebody brushed past her with an open sharpie.

  • didgerdoni

    Literal thought process:
    (front view): “Better.”
    (side view): “Nope.”

  • Jennifer Bober

    I’m sorry, I just don’t get her and how she thinks that the way she dresses is doing her any favors. She is truly the queen of trying too hard.

  • TwiddlyStun

    I *think* there is a really unfortunate illusion going on where her torso seems to extend into an arm and hand – in the photo where she is standing next to the character cut-out. Is that right?

    • RedRaven617

      Yup, I see it!

  • http://www.beautifymylifeblog.com Jessica

    Oh dear. I was about to say that I loved this on her and that it was relatively covered up…until I scrolled down to the side view. For shame.

  • Betsy

    She has no idea of who she is. She is not and never will be (despite her many forced attempts) a sexpot or a typical glam girl. Sad thing because instead of focusing on what she has–a great voice and lots of musical theatre talent–I get caught up in what an absolute dramatic attention seeker she is and how she fails to know her own style.

  • melanie0866

    “Dorothy, what big breasts you have!”

    (Ok, I know, that’s “Little Red Riding Hood,” not Oz, but still.)

  • Shelby

    I love the print (I’m a sucker for polka dots), but no. Just no.

  • Grumpy Girl

    Good golly this is offensive. Not only does the dress look awkward on her, what on earth was anyone thinking letting her do PR for a kids’ movie while that exposed! It’s sad when I think a bikini would have looked more modest. She does realize the target viewership is largely past the age of nursing, and highly unimpressed with her display of flesh?

  • Imasewsure

    The fit on that horribly inappropriate dress is awful… and notice that the “modesty wrap” on the model has been removed to make this version extra-specially attention-whorish! Yeah

  • MilaXX

    NOPE. Don’t really care for the dress on the model and really dislike how Lea is wearing it. This needs someone who knows how to ear clothes and Lea is not that gal.

    • marlie

      I like your new avatar!

      • MilaXX

        HA! Thanks

  • KendraMR

    Yuck, that’s one unflattering dress!

  • andi56

    Tacky, and holy cow, does she need a pair of Spanx!

  • Noah


  • a_liking

    I would actually like this a lot if it didn’t have the thigh slit. it’s a lot of bare torso, but it comes off fun and flirty imo, not desperately tacky. her head looks cute.

  • James

    I think she’s a really pretty woman, being forced into this glam, sexy mould but it just does not fit her. It is not who she is. It’s looks artificial and forced.

    • semirose

      I always wonder if she’s being forced or if this is her idea. I just don’t know if I can see a publicist being like yes absolutely wear a plunging V and a massive slit to the premiere of your children’s movie. Kids love underboob!

      • sagecreek

        Yeah, I don’t see anyone forcing her.

        • demidaemon

          Someone above reported that she has said that she thinks this is the perfect style for short women.

  • frannyprof

    Awful. Ill-fitting and totally inappropriate for the venue. Of course.

  • Jessica Freeman

    It is evident she still thinks she is the greatest thing since sliced bread. World still not buying it.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    Maybe a little less side boob next time for a kid’s movie…

  • MannahattaMamma

    that side view — any dress that can make such a tiny little person look poochy is BAD. But dressshmess, what I can’t believe is what this movie is. Ghastly, all round.

  • Carleenml

    when I see her in something like this I get the impression she’s operating under the illusion that she’s tall. “you’re too short to be a storm trooper.”

  • crash1212

    SO unflattering – from all angles. BLECH. In other news – she numbers her shoulders? I wonder if she has “L” and “R” on her feet.

    • FibonacciSequins

      I didn’t read that as a ‘2’, but I can see why you did. What a random scribble of a tattoo.

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

      It’s a quaver, isn’t it?

  • AnnaleighBelle

    Boobs and thighs have been covered (see what I did there?), but what is that dress doing to her tummy, or is it the light? Bad underwear choice?

    • FibonacciSequins

      I was blinded by the underboob and didn’t notice the tummy until I read your comment. Not sure what’s going on there.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    All together now: “OF COURSE!!!”

  • http://www.bertkeeter.com Bert Keeter


  • Pablo

    Does this deserve an “of course”? God, she’s so tacky.

  • sagecreek

    I love the exposed side boob in front of the painting of young Dorothy…


    • kerryev

      That photo made me actually LOL.

  • ktr33

    The black strings hanging down the back make it look like she threw the dress over her bikini coming off the beach. Chris-crossed like on model might’ve saved it, to avoid SO much side boob and random visible tattoo. It’s less hoochie-mama then most of her red carpet stuff, so would’ve been almost an attagirl with some tweaks.

  • Kerry McCombs

    Gross. At a kids’ movie? Yuck. Yuck. Double. Triple. Yuck.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Girlfriend needs that black string criss-crossing the bodice. It was cut big for a reason, it looks much better on the model. Not to mention underboob at a kid’s movie premiere is not the thing.

  • E. D.

    Too much underboob/sideboob.

  • Deya

    Can we talk about how the string along the back makes it look like she’s sporting a 1990s rattail?

  • enchanted216

    Oh, yikes! That is obscene.

  • unbornfawn

    Do Me! – PLEASE! Desperation. There aren’t enough “of courses” in the world to cover this one. I think her career might improve if she backed away from the sex kitten look all the time.

  • Mothra

    That is a horrible dress for the opening of that movie. Holy Crap! And i don’t want to see her tattoos or her boobs!! And I have tattoos! and boobs! But her little sprinkled assorted tats are just not interesting enough to be marking up her body in a dress like that. Which doesn’t look good, and doesn’t seem to fit well either–dare I say that i see a poochy little tummy in that first picture? Or it is just her posture?

  • NinjaCate

    How did she manage to wear that much cloth AND STILL “of course” it?!?!?

  • joancarol

    You’re kidding, right? #TearOffMyKleenexDressAndDoMe

  • DesertDweller79

    Gotta agree with the BKs here: Too much side boob for a kid’s movie.

  • latina fey

    i find her so insufferable. i really can’t with her highness of tackytown.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    Everything from the neck down is so terrible to me, but her HEAD looks amazing. Well her face and hair look amazing, don’t love those earrings.

  • Man Dala

    I can’t stand her at the moment. I have read a number of blind gossip items about her which, if half of them are true, would render her a despicable human being. And I’m so fed up with Rachel Berry, even when I haven’t watched Glee for years. Ryan Murphy has created a monster.

    • sisterb67

      Some non-blind gossip from people I know who worked with her on Spring Awakening: they all say she is a bitchy diva without the chops to back up being a bitchy diva. I can’t confirm despicable, but I can confirm multiple accounts of “she’s NOT a nice person.”

      • Man Dala

        Yes, maybe ‘despicable’ was too heavy-handed. ‘Not nice’ seems adequate.

        • sisterb67

          Honestly, considering some of the things they’ve told me? Despicable could be in the running… : )

  • demidaemon

    It is SLIGHTLY more demure for her (in that it is full length and she seems to be keeping the slit closed), but her expression and boobage says the usual “OF COURSE.”

    • Lori

      There are other pictures floating around of her repeatedly pulling the slit open so that everyone could see her upper thigh. Class-yah.

      • demidaemon

        Well, then I retract my statement of it being demure for her at all. Shame on you, Lea, shame on you.

  • snarkykitten

    She looks as good as the movie does: awful.

  • Anne

    What’s the matter, Morty? Couldn’t you buy her a whole dress?

    • Kitten Mittons

      Bette FTW!

  • Jacob Bowen

    Oh my gosh Lea, for a second you had me fooled with that shot from the front.

  • Therese Bohn

    Of Course is back!

  • macwell

    This whore knows no shame. What about the kids??!!…..LOL! Of course…LOL! 😉

  • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

    way too much side boob for a children’s movie. but then…of course. again.

    • girlsaturday

      Took the words right out of my mouth!

  • Glammie

    This looks both desperate and dowdy–that takes some doing.

  • Raspberry2012

    I think the polka dot print is adorable for a kids’ movie. I do NOT think the tons of cleavage, side boob, and thigh are adorable for a kids’ movie.

  • TheDivineMissAnn

    Of course.

    Love the earrings though.

  • snarkalicious

    In that photo where she’s posing with the cardboard cutout of Dorothy, it looks like her arm is growing directly out of her torso. YIKES.

  • Mary Lauer

    I didn’t know it was possible to get side book from the front!!

  • jay

    is it weird that I’m kinda thrilled by her lack of Spanx? She looks ridiculous, but happy and comfortable.

  • Diva in 4 Inch Heels

    I know that Lea loves to dress in this way, but it’s so unflattering to her figure. I don’t want her to not dress her age, but she’s so damn determined to show anyone that she isn’t really Rachel Berry in real life, that it reeks of desperation.


  • JynxTheCat

    I/m so fucking tired of her sternum. Cover up bish.