Shailene Woodley Style Double Shot

Posted on June 03, 2014

It’s a good thing we’re only her imaginary gay uncles.

Shailene-Woodley-Preen-Style-Double-Shot-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Shailene Woodley is spotted arriving at her hotel in New York City in a Preen dress from the Fall 2014 collection.

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Because if she really was our niece, we’d be beside ourselves with style-based outrage, which is the hissiest outrage of all, kittens.

Honestly, fly your freak flag. We’re all for it. If you’re a dirt-eating moon worshipper, then go and do that thing, with our blessing. And if you want to dress to show the world just how crunchy your granola is, we’re fully supportive. Style’s all about expressing yourself, as far as we’re concerned; not about conforming.

BUT – and we’re sorry; we have to be blunt here – she’s a beautiful 22-year-old movie star in a cute dress looking like a frazzled 40-year-old substitute middle school art teacher. The bags, the sandals, the sunglasses – ALL TOTALLY WRONG FOR THIS DRESS. The nice folks at Preen lent you that thing, dear; the least you could do is find a pair of cute sandals that match and leave your Coppertone-smeared beach sunglasses in your luggage.

We are harrumphing so loudly right now, we can’t even tell you. Our cats have left the room.


Shailene-Woodley-Ralph-Lauren-Collection-Style-Double-Shot-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Shailene Woodley attends the premiere of “The Fault In Our Stars” at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City in a Ralph Lauren Collection yellow gown accessorized with David Yurman earrings.

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She’s getting better at cleaning up, though. We have no complaints here except that this is obviously not her bag. There are ways to interpret her wild child point of view for the red carpet. We’d love it if her team could figure that out for her.




[Photo Credit: Celebrity Dara Kushner/, Monitor/PacificCoastNews, Diane Cohen/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

    • @Biting Panda

      I don’t mind either. I don’t necessarily like either, but I am not suffering from an ocular offense.

      • Introspective

        agree. liking the yellow more. and this pass is more than i can muster for much of the cfda dreck that my eyes have been harmed by today…

      • Violentcello

        Isn’t it funny how for some people, simply not minding what they’re wearing can be counted a win?

      • The Counselor

        That may be because the other offenses of the morning (Lupita, et al) have worn you down, spent your load of outrage, etc.? That’s my situation, anyway.

        • demidaemon

          I’m in the same place. Not that it has stopped me from critiquing. I just can’t be brought to hate something that is, at this pint, fine.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            If we didn’t critique, we’d be shirking our duty as BK’s. I can’t get angry about that first look here, aside from the print, which I just don’t like-I’m blaming these mismatched, clashing prints on Pilotto, by the way.

            • demidaemon

              I think it is entirely fair, if not appropriate, to place the blame on him.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              He unleashed the ugly on us, and he should take the blame

    • Jane Donuts

      This is true normcore. Girl just doesn’t possess an ounce of taste. Those sandals in outfit #1 shouldn’t even be allowed in NYC.

    • kimmeister

      For a split second I was like, “What bag?” for look #2. Then I realized the uncles meant it wasn’t her bag in the Austin Powers kind of way. *facepalm*

      • Sarah

        Ha, me too.

    • Sarah

      I like the yellow, it is a nice color for her. I get that the bag & sandals don’t match the top dress, but it’s mostly the shades that I am bothered by.

      • marlie

        She did succeed in finding the right shade of yellow for her. She gets points for that.

    • Sarah

      The real question is: what’s in her bag? Something with a horse’s head on it? And then in the second feature she’s wearing a horseshoe necklace? What’s up with that.

    • lexilexi

      I love the yellow dress on her – what I don’t love is the matted down / greasy looking hair. I would love to zhoosh it up.. and add some outstanding jewelry to the look.

    • Claire

      I actually think the gown is worse than the street outfit, because even though her accessories are awful at least it’s a really cute dress that suits her. The color of the gown against her skintone is not working, and if you’re going to have a strapless dress that sits that low, there should be something more exciting happening in the head region. Give me a visible necklace or some dramatic earrings!

      • 3boysful

        That gown needs a funky, colorful, chunky, lariat-ish necklace.

      • demidaemon

        The gown needs a seriously good hoik and perhaps some better structured undergarments.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Second look is sensaaaaaaaational.

    • Thomas

      Love her new hair.

      ETA: Didn’t realize it wasn’t new. I guess it just looks different because of the way it’s styled in the first look.

    • RussellH88

      The red carpet look is ok, but the first look is basically Harley Quinn is a Substitute Teacher Drag.

    • Breatheinthegood

      I nominate her for an old-school TLO imaginary stylist post! I’d love to see what you two would put her in translate her personality into stylish clothing.

    • what not

      The top of that first dress is Cosby Show all the way.

    • Janet B

      I always feel happy when I know what T Lo are going to find annoying about a look.

    • SewingSiren

      I love the glasses . I want the glasses. PJ realness all the way .

    • Laura Renee

      Love the hair and dress in the first one, though.

    • decormaven

      I’m about to wish her 15 seconds of fame are up, because her looks have been so off the mark. That pains me to think in such a shallow way, but honestly, if she can’t get the basics right, how can she climb the golden staircase of stardom?

    • Anna

      She should thank Lena Dunham and the fact that I’ve had to look at her/direct most of my violent reactions towards her today.

      She looks like she’s had a two-hour commute in the first look, I see girls on the subway looking like that pretty much everyday. But Preen also did not give us dresses to wear and she is actually being chauffeured, so yes, better accessories are in order. Second look is fine, but it’s so not her style and she doesn’t seem at ease in it.

      • marlie

        The difference is that LD is actively trying to look as bad as possible, but SW just doesn’t have a clue. That bothers me less than TRYING to look bad.

        • Anna

          True. There is still hope for Shailene!

        • demidaemon

          What Shailene needs is someone who really gets her, personality wise, and can translate that to public events. Whoever she is working with now clearly has a very set idea of the RC look, and she is never going to be comfortable that way.

    • Grumpy Girl

      Her hair looks especially dreadful in that first set of images: dirty, lank, unbrushed. Short hair takes some work, unless she’s going to go even shorter.

      And at the risk of being really rude, wouldn’t someone with her attitude be anti-shaving too? Makes it all seem kind of poser-ish when she frumps out.

      • majorbedhead

        Not necessarily. I’m crunchy – I do the baking soda/apple cider vinegar hair washing thing every 4 or 5 days (I shower daily, though) and I still shave my legs/pits. I just don’t use shaving cream.

        • Grumpy Girl

          Ah, there I go trying to project, then. I figured since she was so in-our-faces about the unkempt stuff, it would be a logical statement to extend through.

          • majorbedhead

            No worries!

    • Danielle

      Take notes, Lena Dunham.

    • teensmom99

      I do love the Preen dress.

    • Kitten Mittons

      Her body is ridiculous. How hard can it be to look like you put in some effort?

    • Shug

      Actually love that yellow dress. It does need better accessories. Everything but the dress in the first outfit: no.

    • Rhonda Shore

      I am loving her short hair though, it really suits her.

    • MilaXX

      First look: Pass the bags to your handlers, swap the sunnies for a black pair and get a matching sandal. Black, white or silver would all work well.
      Second look: Acceptable, but why did the MUA even out her tan lines?

    • Shalhevet

      The hair in the first picture is insanely aging and unflattering – for no good reason, since simply parting and sleeking it down as shown in the second outfit looks x10 better.

      • Imasewsure

        Her Emma Thompson moment?

        • Shalhevet

          Let’s hope it’s indeed a moment ;)

          Girlfriend’s too pretty for this fuckery. She’s stunning in the right clothes and styling. I guess the good thing is that she can only go up – here’s hoping for a style evolution to drop our collective jaws.

    • SugarSnap108

      Except for the collar, I love the first dress. And she’s working a yellow, peplum-containing gown surprisingly well — there’s just no effort on the styling.

    • marlie

      The shades in the first look are awful. Aside from the bags, the rest of the look could be cute. I don’t even hate the sandals. But this was definitely a missed opportunity to really make this dress her own, and she missed it.

      I think she looks very pretty in the second look. I like it a lot.

    • Dandesun

      I love it when California girls wear their sandals in New York. People lose their shit over it. It makes me laugh.

      • ktr33

        We New York girls wear sandals in New York, too. Who’s losing their shit?

    • boweryboy

      I actually like the first look – minus the sunglasses and bags.

    • clatie

      Between the crap she spouts about not being into feminism because “that’s discrimination and I’m not into that” and her lame outfits, I am WAY over this one.

      • charlotte

        I made it about halfway through a piece on her and Brie Larson over at Vulture (if Brie is really friends with this chick, I am seriously disappointed). I think we have found a person who is even more clueless and pretentious than Goopie.

      • demidaemon

        I am totally confused as to who feminism is discriminatory? I’m probably going to regret this, but could you explain her position?

        • furyleika

          IIRC, feminism-according-to-Shailene means discriminating against men. Something, something, we all have masculine and feminine in us…gender roles…mumbles… I rage-quit about halfway through the article, and I don’t really want to look it up again. It makes me sad.

          • demidaemon

            I thought it might be something along these lines. Which means she is extremely ignorant, as that is what was embedded in first wave feminism, but really isn’t present in modern feminism.

    • msdamselfly

      Have to disagree. I like both looks.

    • unbornfawn

      Hem that yellow dress! Add a little statement jewelry. I like the first dress, just find it styled poorly.

    • Lily

      The yellow is a beautiful fit and color on her, but I have never seen a movie star so ill at ease when asked to wear big-girl clothes. Ya know, actually, that loosey-goosey white piece that Jordana Brewster had on, or something more poofed with pockets would suit her style better.

    • crash1212

      I cannot get past that in-artful haircut. I’ve worn my hair in varying degrees of shortness over the years – from an almost burr cut, to more sedate versions, and never have I seen a person who could afford the very best in haircuts choose this particular cut. It’s so flat and boring and without style. She must do it herself. While she’s eating granola.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Both are couldabins, but the yellow is spectacular on her.

    • Anne At Large

      The yellow is flattering and would be lovely if she was styled a bit better.

      And I want those first sandals. I am going to a bbq this weekend and they would be perfect. But I will not be wearing Preen with them, FYI.

    • Jen

      That bust is a bit low IMO, not that it’s at all revealing but it just doesn’t flatter her upper half very well.

    • LadyVimes

      The first is Crazy Aunt, the second is yawn.

    • Kim Elmore

      I don’t know her from Adam’s cat, but these two don’t even look like the same person!! Love look #2

    • MissusBee

      That’s one tall glass of custard.

    • nannypoo

      There is apparently something wrong with my monitor because I think that yellow is awful on her.

    • Lex

      I actually find her refreshingly charming and real pretty much always. For some reason, her realness makes me forgive any of her fashion blunders. She always comes across as a breath of fresh air compared to the Stepford-Wife qualities most other female celebrities flock to. I like her!

    • madge

      irrational hatred

    • almondemy

      Geez, she and Lena Dunham could walk the street together with their hiddy-for-their-face-shapes glasses and look-at-me-not-conforming get-ups.

    • ktr33

      In the thumbnail, I thought it was Lena Dunham. And for Lena, it would’ve been an attagirl. It’s all relative!

    • Jacqueline Wessel

      Thanks for that last look, it gave my eyes a well deserved rest from the previous cray.

    • NinjaCate

      What’s with the Elton John shades? And I LOVE the yellow dress but why is she so makeup averse? It makes her look underdressed when she’s in gorgeous gowns with a nearly bare face. If it’s the earth mother she’s so worried about there are organic makeup brands.

    • demidaemon

      Compared to the other tripe we’ve seen today, this is a breath of fresh air. I have quibbles with the way the bust is sitting on the second dress (it is way to low, which is doing all kinds of funky stuff to her torso proportions), but I can’t work up any ire against the first look at this point.

    • Trickytrisha

      Second look, the slicked down hair…do not like. And geez, I’m getting tired of that necklace. It must have meaning for her, but it isn’t a red carpet accessory. First look doesn’t deserve a comment.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      She deserves whatever hissing she gets from her gay uncles. This is definitely Pitting, or pulling a Jolie, or whatever equivalent there is for 20-something granola stars. I find her resistance to looking good just as pretentious as I do when Lena Dunham does it, except Shailene has less excuse, being a more standard body type for fashion. At least Lena bothers with hair and makeup, however poorly.

    • Mothra

      I really love the first dress, but all the accessories gave me heartburn. That yellow dress is sublime though but I feel she might be a bit too young for it, that fact that she can WEAR yellow is pretty good, it is not a color everyone can or should wear. I’d wear the crap out of it!

    • quiltrx

      I really like the top dress, but she nearly ruined it for us, didn’t she? And I’m surprised how good the yellow gown looks on her.

    • livesarah

      I like the yellow dress but I think it’s Not Her Dress. She looks a bit like Ashley Judd in the second batch, which beats frazzled middle school art teacher any day, I guess.

    • Man Dala

      I can’t stand this woman. You haven’t posted the photos in the yellow dress where she’s giving thumbs up to the photographers and acting like a total d#@khead. Her full demeanour is inadequate for an actress of her status. Grow up and behave accordingly.

      • melvel

        It’s not different from JLaw making all those funny faces on the red carpet. The double standard is too much. When JLaw is being ridiculous it’s considered cute but when others do it, it’s try hard and immature?

        • Man Dala

          I totally agree with you, and I hold JLaw to the same standard: I can’t stand her red carpets stunts, and some of her statements in interviews (like the one about puking in front of Miley) make her look as try-hard and immature. The difference, I find, is that JLaw has something of a natural beauty or ‘je ne se quoi’ that Shailene lacks.

          • melvel

            So her natural beauty makes her behavior excusable? Or makes her more likeable despite her annoying demeanor?

            • Man Dala

              It doesn’t make Jlaw’s behaviour excusable. I personally like her more, but that doesn’t mean it’s a universal truth.

    • Aurumgirl

      If David Yurman is providing earrings and the best thing one can do is pick out a teensy tiny pair of nondescript studs for a minimalist frock in a bold colour, then I don’t have a lot of hope for her “stylists”.

    • MzzPants

      For crying out loud, there is no reason for tan lines. Fix that shit.

      • siriuslover

        Agreed. I seem to be seeing this more and more on the red carpet, like it’s now the new norm.

    • Gorengirl

      Love the yellow dress but not the necklace from Target. I also dont like you can see her obvious tan lines on her shoulders….

    • kaybee

      Not sure if anyone mentioned this already but, there were pictures of her coming back out and she was wearing black booties, no glasses, and smoother hair.. She looked muuuuch better than the pictures TLO picked out :)

    • Akemi

      God those sunglasses are just HIDEOUS.