Lucy Hale Joins American Rag For “All Access” Performance At Macy’s

Posted on June 17, 2014

Ooof. We need to have a talk about this one, you guys.


Lucy-Hale-American-Rag-Macys-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Lucy Hale makes an appearance for American Rag’s “All Access” campaign at Macy’s in Sherman Oaks, California in an American Rag jumpsuit paired with American Rag ‘Carllie’ wedge sandals.

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Lucy-Hale-American-Rag-Macys-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (3)American Rag Strapless Tie-Dye-Print Jumpsuit |¬†American Rag ‘Carllie’ Wedge Sandal

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If it’s at all possible for someone to pull off a look like this, then we suppose she’s coming close to accomplishing it, if we’re being kind about it. That is to say, she doesn’t look terrible or anything, but that’s because she’s pretty, has nice accessories, and got her head all did up by professionals. But sweet Jesus on a breadstick, this is not a look that should be widely copied or attempted at home. Let’s not turn balloony strapless jumpsuits into a trend, okay? Don’t let the pictures fool you. We’re here to tell you that ugly butterfly prints are not the next hot thing. Better yet, let the teenagers have this one so we can all laugh at them and so they’ll have pictures that make them cringe in 20 years.

We consider this our Public Service Announcement for the month.



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  • Liz


    • Anna

      My first thought as well. Some of the outfits for Aria are absolutely mind-boggling.

  • NMMagpie

    Simplicity pattern realness.

  • Thomas

    How old is she? I actually find the look kind of aging for some reason.

    ETA: Like I half expect to find this look on an artsy fartsy/hippy dippy retiree in Santa Fe or Sedona.

    • demidaemon

      I think early 20s. Don’t quote me. It definitely has a Golden Girls/Southwestern Retirement Home realness effect, though.

  • TinyDynamo

    Young Mrs. Roper, trying to lure Stanley into her clutches.

  • mjude

    OOOF indeed

  • Lily

    I hate to break it to you, but this look has already made it to the mainstream. Or at least it has in my town. Lots of 20-somethings wandering around in strapless baggy jumpers.

    • TinyDynamo

      I am hoping this is dry, dry wit SO HARD.

      • StelledelMare

        Oh no, it really is a huge thing. I hate jumpsuits personally and I am a 20 something but I have seen ones of this type everywhere.

        • TinyDynamo

          This gives me the sads.

      • KinoEye

        Sadly, it is not. I live in a small town that’s usually about 5 years behind in current trends, but the jumpsuit is an infectious disease even here.

    • Darcy H

      As a 20-something, I am SO glad this trend has sailed right over my head.

    • 3boysful

      With cropped pants? Ugh.

      • KinoEye

        Yes. With cropped pants. The one I saw was on a lady who’s about five feet tall. Now, I have a fabulous friend who’s 5’11 with an innate ability to work crazy clothes, and she once wore a black jumpsuit. It was a civilian WERQ for sure. But definitely not a look most people should attempt.

        • BarniClaw

          Civilian WERQ. I love that.

    • EditKitten

      I see people dressed like this all over NYC every day. Totes mainstream. #gags

      • Constant Reader

        Come to think of it, I’ve seen a couple of those out and about recently and I live in the back of beyond.

    • demidaemon

      I’m crying tears of pain right now.

  • smh4748

    Things that are terrible:

    1. War
    2. Cancer
    3. Radio DJs
    4. Jumpsuits
    5. Drivers who don’t use turn signals

  • Sarah

    Example of pretty girl making an essentially hideous garment look acceptable. I am not fooled, rusty batik jumpsuit. You are the enemy.

  • Rhonda Shore

    she looks adorable…it’s a cute summer look — on her.

  • JR Labrador

    Giant gift bag realness.

    • Raspberry2012

      Thank you!

      • JR Labrador

        De nada :)

  • hillmad

    “American Rag” indeed! Impressive that she look as good as she does!

  • lunchcoma

    What’s the matter with pants, ladystars? I can certainly understand tiring of gowns, because I tire of them too, but there are articles of clothing that are neither dresses nor hideous jumpsuits.

  • Danielle


  • Lori

    This is so easy—jumpsuit = NO. Why can’t people get this?

    • Raspberry2012

      I’m writing it up on the board, class!

      1. Smoking
      2. Texting while driving
      3. Spending more than you make
      4. Jumpsuits
      5. Overeating the day before you have to wear a special outfit to an important event.

  • Kent Roby

    This odd outfit made me search American Rag to see what else they carry, and, I kid you not, the first page included a JUMPSUIT with a FLARED ASYMMETRICAL HEM. This sad outfit is not even close to being the most offensive garment in the line!

    • Grumpy Girl


    • random_poster

      I had to go look. I’m scared now.

    • decormaven

      I do not need to assault my senses with that dreck. This example was more than enough.

    • demidaemon

      Thanks for taking one for the team. I will not be blinding myself similarly, though.

      • Kent Roby

        I need a moment. And vodka.

        • demidaemon

          Of course. Take all the time you need. And vodka.

    • another_laura

      Ow! I went to the website and they have a whole category under Womenswear of “Jumpsuits”! It goes Dresses, Jackets & Coats, Jeans, Jumpsuits, Shorts, etc. gag!

    • oldscrumby

      I did the same and my poor internet managed to load images up to the Relic swimsuit before crashing out of what I am forced to assume was disgust.

    • Anna

      My brain just went supernova trying to process JUMPSUIT + FLARED + ASYMMETRICAL HEM.

      • Kent Roby

        I had nightmares all night.

        • Anna

          More vodka is needed!

          • Kent Roby

            I thought I drank enough, but I probably needed a Neely O’Hara moment to get past the horror.

          • Anna

            Liquor makes the beautiful little dolls work faster!

          • Raspberry2012

            But liquor and dolls could lead to unforgivable behavior, such as… wearing jumpsuits.

          • Anna

            I overlooked that detail, but you’re right! Maybe that’s what happened to Lucy…

    • KinoEye

      They also sell overalls. Several different “styles” of overalls. One pair retails at $300. I’m so done.

      Oh god, I just had to keep looking, didn’t I? Another pair is almost $500 and, I shit you not, is labeled as “Levi’s Vintage Clothing.” They have holes in them. They look dingy. Some poor schmuck is going to spend $500 on a pair of “vintage” overalls. Vintage overalls are a thing. My eyes are screaming.

      • Anna

        I’m partial to the “Wildfox Kiera” denim jumpsuit myself, with a fetching sweetheart neckline, zip-front and spaghetti halter straps. So flattering, that even the photo (WITHOUT anyone modelling the garment) HAS CAMEL-TOE.

        ETA: I just HAD to join in on the “fun.” Now I need to go bleach my retinas.

        • KinoEye

          HA! Man, this site is making me mad and cracking me up all at once. I’ve just found a pair of jeans that look like they’ve been put through a shredder, and bear the title of “Hysteric Glamour.” A cool $607. A faux leather PLAYSUIT! High water jeans! AHHH

          I can’t stop laughing at the Kiera jumpsuit.

          • Anna

            Right? I never thought it was possible to be furious and yet thoroughly amused at the same time.

            The Kiera jumpsuit just defies all logic. I mean, I know it’s a moot point because someone out there is wearing this shit, but really. WHO looks at a photo with camel-toe and says to themselves, “That BELONGS on my body this very minute!!!”

          • KinoEye

            For hundreds of dollars, no less! If the rest of their offerings weren’t also aggressively ugly and logic-defying, I’d think it’s a sick joke.

          • Anna

            Oh, it definitely is a sick joke :). I wish I had come up with these business models. My first instinct is to say that duping people into parting with their money for aggressively ugly clothes is basically highway robbery. But after thinking about it a bit more, if these people are DUMB enough to pay $500 for “vintage overalls,” then laugh all the way to the bank founders of American Rag!

        • Raspberry2012

          Haaah!!! That was the one I just made fun of too! (*High fives!*)

          • Anna

            *High five!* Great minds!

      • Raspberry2012

        Fucking what?? $300 to $500 OVERALLS? Don’t make me go to this site, please don’t make me…

        EDIT: Okay, I just did it! Go see the Kiera jumpsuit, go ahead, I’ll wait here…. (*waitss for BKs*). Did you SEE that shit? A faded denim overall jumpsuit with a *halter* no less, and the shape of it gives you pregnancy belly! Not only will you look hideous, but be prepared for intrusive strangers to ask you when you’re due!

  • LadyVimes

    The only thing I like about this is the color.

  • clatie

    I actually like this! (hiding)

    • kirkyo

      Is this close to her personal style because she looks very comfortable in it (which is helping)?

  • hughman

    “Harold and I have been on this cruise 8 times. After 30 years of marriage, you need a little spice in your life. We get a little sun, I throw on my snazzy jumpsuit and we come down to the buffet. I have to pinch myself.”

    • DuBey2

      ” And this expandable waistline is Perfect for the buffet. “

    • Raspberry2012

      You just made me snort at work with “I have to pinch myself”!

  • carrie

    I don’t love this, but isn’t it refreshing to see a lady star on the carpet wearing something available to mere mortals? That cost $60?

  • EditKitten


    • Raspberry2012

      When we set them on fire!

  • MilaXX

    Yeah she can have this. I actually think she looks better than the model.

    • FibonacciSequins

      She does look better than the model.

      • demidaemon

        That’s faint praise, considering what they both are wearing.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    I’m all for the ubiquity of jumpsuits. But that’s because I enjoy sniggering at others and when my ass looks better than others around me.

  • nannypoo

    I’m sorry. I think it’s cute.

  • kimmeister

    The jumpsuit isn’t the worst part of this for me. It’s the cropped, baggy pants on the jumpsuit, combined with ankle strap shoes. The only way she could possibly chop up her leg line even more would be to randomly tie bandannas around her thighs.

    • demidaemon

      Don’t give them any ideas!

  • marlie

    That print is so HIDDY that it even distracts from the fact that she’s wearing a cropped-leg jumpsuit. Hair and makeup are pretty, though.

  • Dorothy Damage

    This look has been popular in my neck of the woods for a few years. I’m happy that it finally seems to be going away, though it is being replaced by a strange mutation of strange mutation of early 90s clothing.

  • decormaven

    Very odd assortment of bracelets, topped with her dad’s watch. Huh?

  • Trickytrisha

    She looks about 4’11”. A cute 4’11”, but a shawty for sure.

    • demidaemon

      As far as I know, she is tiny.

      • Trickytrisha

        So she is. Listed as 5’2″.

  • Lisalady161

    They were the trend back in 1981. Leave them there, please.

    • J.W.

      No, they were the trend much, much earlier than the 80s. Kate Moss wears them well.

  • J.W.

    If they were vintage palazzo pants it would be an improvement.

  • demidaemon

    That is one of the most hideous jumpsuits I have ever seen. I know, I know. The list is getting a bit long, but really. It’s UGLY.

  • Violentcello

    Her head looks great, I think I’d probably like the necklace if I could see it and the shoes are pretty cute. Everything between her collar bone and ankles sucks, though. And that’s from someone who appreciates a well-deployed jumpsuit.

  • BLauDGaspode

    Before scrolling down, I had hopes that maybe it was dress. Oh well.

  • Annistella

    I am pretty sure I saw that exact tie dye jumpsuit at the Bali airport on arrival.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties


  • elemspbee

    Thank you for this very important PSA!

  • quiltrx

    Bad. The fabric looks like it was on the clearance table at Hancock’s.
    And I bet she had major trouble sitting down. Anything I had with a strapless, elastic top like that (when I was a kid and ONLY around the house) always tried to shoot down to my waist whenever I sat down and that put tension on the back.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Capri jumpsuit and we need to have a talk? Are you guys going soft? No. We do NOT need to have a talk. Buck up and tell it like it is. We’re *counting* on you!

  • FancyPhilly

    Emulating Janet from Three’s Company should never be anyone’s goal (albeit with longer hair). Nobody wanted to be Janet, as cute as Joyce DeWitt was back in the day.

  • Bozhi

    The whole look is not good.

  • Melmmmendes


  • World of Sass

    The jumpsuit haterade on this site continues to confound me. She looks great! Jumpsuits are awesome. Most of the time.

  • Gaby

    I have literally been eyeing a “balloony strapless jumpsuit” in the window of a thrift store on my walk to the subway. I might still do it. It has a better textile though.

  • livesarah

    Be nice. Who knows what happened to force her to strip the ugly upholstery from the changing room seat and wear it to this event?

  • ScarlettHarlot

    I feel like, she has too much hair on her head, like her hair style is overwhelming her frame.

  • MarissaLG

    American Rag is the cheapest, fugliest, most poorly-made clothing sold at Macy’s. It would take a magician to make that shit look good.

  • Linda LaPaz

    That jumpsuit: $34.99. And worth every penny.

  • KinoEye

    Your public service announcement comes too late. I have already seen a similar jumpsuit, in an eye-searing pink, with a similar print. And it hit about mid-calf. A look that only works for a very small portion of the general population.

    • Raspberry2012

      Yes, but toddlers don’t count!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I hate jumpsuits and rompers and all their children. ALL. OF. THEM.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Kudos to her for looking better in that thing than the model. Her petite frame is an asset to this garment. I’m really tired of these sandals with a little wedge and a pile of rubber bands around the ankle. Are we supposed to aspire to cankles, now?

  • JynxTheCat

    HomeEc project aka Simplicity pattern beginner class. COME ON!