Cameron Diaz in Vionnet at the “Sex Tape” New York Premiere

Posted on July 15, 2014

This isn’t quite the scrolldown fug that our Fairy Blogsisters coined for the world, but it definitely gets more and more disappointing as you travel downward.



Cameron-Diaz-Vionnet-Sex-Tape-New-York-Movie-Screening-Premiere-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Cameron Diaz attends screening of “Sex Tape” at Regal Union Square in New York City in a Vionnet dress paired with Balenciaga pumps and Pomellato jewelry.

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It starts off really cute at the neckline, but then right around the bust it all starts going weird and shapeless. By the time you get to her midsection we’re at FRUMPCON 1, people. Then you keep going, and when you get to her feet it’s suddenly cute, if totally wrong for the dress. Of course this implies that there’s a right shoe for this dress when in fact no shoes should be worn with it because no one should be wearing this dress.

Are we wrong there? Or do you think it takes a certain body type to make this work? We admit, we tend to think a curvier lady in a larger size might fill this out better than she does.




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  • I like nothing about this, but I can’t tell if that is because she is on my irrational hate list or not. I usually love Pomellato jewellery but don’t like any of the pieces she is wearing.

    • OffToSeeHim

      God, RIGHT???? Hate hate hate hate HATE!!

    • ThaliaMenninger

      I don’t think my irrational hatred for Diaz herself rises to the level of yours, but the trailers for the sex tape movie are putting me over the edge. I can’t believe anybody thought those ads would get people in the door as opposed to running far, far away from any possible door that might lead to this movie. I am making stink faces now just thinking of the hideous, unfunny ads.

      • OffToSeeHim

        And really, you should be able to pull a thirty-second commercial out of ANY movie that’s supposed to be a comedy! I feel like if the trailers were the best they had to work with, I’ll wait for … never.

  • Cammie, give the dress to Octavia Spencer.

    • Aidan B

      My first thought!

    • Allison Harris

      Or Adele. Either one of those ladies could rock the shit out of that bodice.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    I think the fabric is too stiff so it’s sack-like rather than drapey.

    • judybrowni

      And, is it the dress that makes her look like she’s schlumping?
      It also looks like she has it on backwards.
      That’s two major dings for one dress.

  • OffToSeeHim

    I disagree – I think it starts off very, very bad. I hated it in the big “Trending” banner, and all I could see was her head. Although, I have to agree with Alicia in that I do have an irrational hatred going for her. I hate everything she wears, I hate that she ruined the Green Lantern movie just by being in it, I hate that she’s going to work her mojo on Jason Segal and he’s never going to have another successful movie again because there’s no limit to her power.

    • Kent Roby

      Jason Segal’s career was hardly in the caliber of “Sophie’s Choice” prior to “Sex Tape”; so I don’t think his career will change at all.

      • OffToSeeHim

        I thought he had a certain “je ne sais quoi” in Forgetting Sarah Marshall… okay, fine, you got me.

        • Kent Roby

          “Forgetting..” was cute. He certainly has no problem with full-frontal exposure; he’s becoming the Harvey Keitel of comedies!

      • Grace C.

        He was adorable in The Muppets, though who *isn’t* adorable around Muppets?

        • Kent Roby

          I still haven’t seen that; will see if it’s on Netflix!

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Segal was adorable in The Muppets, I give him that.

          • Grace C.

            That’s the only thing I’ve seen him in and can judge him by. It was a passion project for him, so that gives him extra brownie points in my eyes.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I have such an enduring love for the Muppets and the old Muppets show that I’ll give Jason brownie points for that, too.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Yes, I don’t see Jason Segal treading the light fantastic in one of the Bard’s weightier works anytime soon; he seems to be well suited to bromances and rom-coms.

        • Tee

          He was in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and wrote the music for it as well. Vampire baby puppets. Super adorable. I think his best work is yet to come.

          • OffToSeeHim

            Yes, he’s very comfortable around puppets. That’s not creepy at all.

    • In_Stitches

      Green Lantern? You mean Blake Lively? Th problems with that movie far exceed her presence.

      • OffToSeeHim

        You certainly got me there, Blake Lively didn’t take that one down by herself. She doesn’t have Cameron’s power. Yet. She’s one to watch. I sense a certain wily cunning.

    • Jangle57

      is it Cameron Diaz you irrationally hate or Blake Lively, who was in the Green Lantern movie? Or perhaps both? 🙂

    • fiddlecub

      Such is Cameron Diaz’s power that she doesn’t even have to be IN a movie to ruin it! (She wasn’t in Green Lantern.)

    • ConnieBV

      Was Green Lantern her? I think it was Blake Lively.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I think the Green Lantern movie was ruined by its leading lady and leading man, but that might just be me…

      • sk8tfan

        I think the idiotic plot and having the villains be an evil amoeba and a janitor with encephalitis helped to ruin it, as well.

  • Kent Roby

    This dress would be totally cute as a smock for someone awaiting spa services.

    • decormaven

      Or the shampoo bowl.

    • DuBey2

      Did you mean for the pet spa?

  • RescueMe23

    The shoes are the only thing I like in this entire picture.

  • Anna

    Why is her hand on her thigh like that in the second photo? It’s less, “Look at my bracelet,” and more, “I’m covering up a stain.”

    Cammy looks like she’s over the poledance for Sex Tape.

    • demidaemon

      That’s kind of sad, considering she doesn’t have a hard body type or complexion to dress.

      • Anna

        VERY sad. Considering she is the Western society ideal.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I think no one can make this work. It’s an ugly dress. It goes from light pink, to dark green, to black. Yuk. At least her head looks nice.

    • Wendi126

      Ugh those colors are neopolitan ice cream square realness

  • Sophie

    I like the colours of the dress, though they aren’t very balanced and I hate that I can see the black back piece on her shoulders.

    • Fanny_Trollope

      That black piece makes it looks as if her shoulder is melting.

  • Tee

    Is it suppose to look like an airbrushed tee shirt from California circa 1977? If it is, nailed it.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      An airbrushed tee done by someone who’d taken a few hits of something, too.

  • Innuendo

    I would like it marginally better if the front of the top and back of the top matched. And then cut the top at the waist. And take it off and put on something else entirely.

  • She needs to return that smock to her hair colorist’s salon!

  • sienna elm

    For some reason I see it on Mindy Kaling if it were hemmed for her height. I’m not entirely sure it would look fantastic on her, but I keep seeing her in it.

  • @Biting Panda

    This is Melissa McCarthy’s dress. It needs bosom and hips to save it from maternal frumptitude.

  • Martha Anderson

    yup, this belongs on someone over 60 and curvy.

    and the pink is entirely wrong, I would think a dark , jewel toned purple to blend the green. The armpits, lacking fill from the bust , makes this most unfortunate

  • decormaven

    I’m just happy she isn’t standing in front of the repeat that has her in underwear while her costar is in tshirt/pants. There should be a repeat where he’s in the underwear and she’s clothed, dammit.

    • KateShouldBeWorking

      Amen, sister!

  • flamingoNW

    Fugly on the top too. Do not like

  • NBG

    She’s as over this poledance as we are. Look at her face. She’s totally dreaming about Netflixing on the couch face deep in chips and dip.

  • portlandmermaid

    I was so relieved when I got to the shoes. The first pic doesn’t look like her at all. Mary Steenburgen showed up in the last pic and the dress looked awful on her, too.

  • jilly_d

    It’s a shame about the fit because that’s a really interesting and unusual color combination. Continuing to love the hair.

    • ankali

      The hair really is fantastic. Good for her for figuring it out; better late than never.

  • JasmineAM

    Totally loving her new hair color. SO MUCH BETTER that that weird yellow bleached color.

  • Gatto Nero

    The shape would look better on a curvy woman, for sure, but I don’t think that pink tie-dye swath would be attractive on anyone.

  • Rhonda Shore

    FRUMPCON 1: LOVE! (The dress is beyond hideous.)

    • 3boysful

      I know–I laughed aloud.

  • Kitten Mittons

    It gives her the illusion of sloped shoulders. I’d like it much better if the pattern continued around the back.

    It just looks plain big on her. Just because it’s not a form-fitting dress doesn’t mean it’s a one-size-fits-all snuggy type-o-deal. Alterations were needed here.

    • kimmeister

      Agree about the continuing pattern. It’s a fundamental design flaw that the black back isn’t just on the back, but seeps partway into the front. Then place in front of a black background, and her shoulders totally look like they’re in a different place than where they really are.

      AMAZING SHOES though.

      • Kitten Mittons

        You know, I had one of these blousy-type dresses, and it did that thing to me where it sort of rides forward so that the shoulder seam is closer to the collar bone than the shoulder. I had to keep adjusting it to sit properly, and I quit wearing it because it does add a frump factor when it’s all sliding down your torso.
        Cammie’s dress, though, does look as if it were designed to sit that way. That seam sit is at the front of the neckline or some odd thing. Fundamental design flaw is right.

  • txngyrrl

    If the ladystar’s outfit stinks at the movie premiere, does that mean the movie is going to stink too? Is this celeb-speak code for “my movie is going to suck”?

  • krooie

    It’s plain ugly. Not even those incredible shoes can save this hot mess.

  • Janet B

    Please don’t try to put this monstrosity on anyone. It’s a horrible dress that doesn’t deserve to see the light of day.
    Surprisingly nice shoes.

  • KateM

    Something about the way it hangs looks like it’s on backwards.
    Her head looks nice lately.

  • nannypoo

    This would be more of a scrollup fug for me. The shape and color of the top are far more hideous than the bottom.

  • Lori

    You are not wrong. Nothing about this dress is working and I don’t think it would work on anyone else significantly better than it works on Cam. Since it would need to be a lot better to be worth wearing this is nobody’s dress.

  • sherrietee

    This looks like something that one of our more “fashionable” coworkers would wear to the office.

  • gitchygitchymama

    ‘Filler up’ ………Cammy said to Dr Bootox.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    Is the black supposed to hit her shoulders at that point, or is it just pulling/riding forward? It makes her look like she’s slumping. As a matter of fact, the whole dress looks like it’s pulling forward – look at the hem. If it’s made that way, it’s unfortunate. I do love the shoes, though.

    • charlotte

      I hope that illusion bad posture never becomes a thing. It looks like something Lena Dunham could enjoy. Illusion netting is enough to deal with!

  • spirit52

    Curves or no curves…not a dress that should be worn out of the house. This looks like a summer camp tye-dye project, gone wrong!

  • Looks like a Project Runway 30 minute bedsheet challenge.

  • Danielle

    I actually really like the shoes, just with anything else.

  • Angela_the_Librarian

    I don’t know if that color combo would really work on anyone, and near the bottom the white streaks look like deodorant stains.

  • Lower L

    Denise Huxtable home ec project. And I’m confident it would still look sack-like on a curvier woman–possibly even more so.

  • WoodnSalt

    This is a sack, and looks home-sewn at that. It doesn’t belong on any body, especially not our curvier sisters, who all deserve something much better fitting.

  • Lemon_Out

    It looks like she got deodorant on the bottom of the dress. I know that struggle too well.

  • Scott Cooper

    It’s an old bed sheet, belted with a drapery cord. That color combination died in 1989. The only way that would work is as a cover for the beach.

  • crash1212

    Wow. Talk about hiding your light under a bushel basket. This should be against the law. She finally does something cute with her hair and then totally misses on the dress selection. This is an ugly dress…full stop. Love her head and shoes though.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    It’s ugly. It would be ugly, big or small.

  • MilaXX

    Nope that dress is just ugly. I wouldn’t wish that dress on anybody.

  • Alyssa

    I’d be interested to see the shoes on someone else with a different dress…I could see Emma Stone killing it in those shoes. The dress shouldn’t be seen again, and I have undeniable hate for Cammie, so that’s not helping anything.

  • Judy_S

    I think the dress might actually be a nice addition to the wardrobe of a regular person. It’s comfortable but classy, with nice colors. You might look at a woman wearing this and think you’d like to talk to her. It looks terrible on the red carpet, on someone we are supposed to already want to be/do.

  • mjude

    FRUMPCON 1…..I think that says it all

  • SewingSiren

    Weird and shapeless are not words that should be connected with the name Vionnet. Nor is Frumcon. Someone should be fired or redirected to the House of Walmart.

  • Heather

    I know there are several issues with this dress, but I gotta say those deodorant lines on the skirt are what is bothering me the most.

  • MannahattaMamma

    That’s a lotta dress and a lotta make-up for one woman plus those shoes look like dress-up day at the office.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Office manager at the annual company luncheon.

  • formerlyAnon

    Weren’t dresses of vaguely that oversized, droopy cut in vogue for dowdy office workers at some point? In the ’80s, maybe? I seem to remember desperately avoiding them as I look like crap in them. And that at one time I owned one that I made a point of keeping under a jacket at ALL times, lest it look even worse than that did.

    I really like her face here, though. She looks like a very pretty person who’s maybe had just a touch of botox.

  • Anna

    The juxtaposition of Cameron’s too-tight face and baggy dress are too much for me.

  • lilibetp

    I can picture this on Octavia Spencer, but it just doesn’t fit Cameron. It makes me think she’s about to list to the right.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    That the seam of the black from the back of the top comes forward and can be seen from the front gives her a round-sholdered look that is not flattering. Those shoes are hot though.

  • cocohall

    You’ve agreed to appear in a movie called Sex Tape. And you’ve agreed to do nudity for the first time in your career. And then you choose to wear this schmatta to the NY premier? How do you spell “regret?” This is what we call a “messaging” problem. Sophia Vergara would not let something like this happen on her watch. Come on, Cammie. Don’t jump off the train just as it leaves the station.

  • Thomas

    So happy her hair isn’t pin straight for once though.

  • fromanotherplanet

    Cammie, easy on the face sis. You are a naturally pretty and charismatic gal. Let yourself age gracefully and put those injections away.

  • Paula Pertile

    That would be ugly on anyone. Good shoes though.

  • Anglow

    FRUMPCON 1!!!!!!!! I am laughing so hard right now!!!!!

  • E. D.

    The whole bodice on this is a train wreck. She shouldn’t be looking lumpy. At. All.

  • boweryboy

    Cammie, pack this dress up and send it to Melissa McCarthy. It has her name written all over it.

  • AC Simons

    A schmata with a belt. Oy.

  • Lex

    The dark background sort of muddles the whole look. I wish there was a pic against a light backdrop to get a truer sense of the fit.

  • Yoshio

    Dolman sleeves are the devil’s work.

  • fitzg

    I agree this would look better on a person of a completely different build. I think the issue is that those are dolman sleeves, and she does not have a big enough chest and/or is not big enough around the back to use up all the fabric (very technical), so she is getting a lot of bunched fabric at the top, which is completely throwing off the lines of this dress. Also, you may need wider hips. This is actually one of the (very few) silhouettes that works on my under-five-foot, large-chested, short-waisted, vaguely hourglass body, so she can just pack it up and send it to me. I will wear it with a shoe that does not involve a strange ankle strap. Also, earrings.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Cute shoes. Everything else is a mess. Like a “My kid ran it up for me on her Kiddie Home Fun sewing machine and then we dyed it in the bathtub and decorated with sharpies” mess.

  • Shawn EH

    A press date for THIS MOVIE is the wrong time to forsake the mini!

  • Bernadette

    I feel like a corset belt would help, but then that might over power the look and plus bondage accessories in Mid-July…

  • surfergirl70

    I hate everything about this look, including the shoes.

  • Imasewsure

    “FRUMPCON 1” Love it (the phrase not the frumpy frock, that is). In different colors this could have been a cute enough look for fashion challenged Melissa McCarthy…

  • Little_Olive

    To me the top half is actually the worst part. And I get the idea of the color juxtaposition, but that pink was NOT the way to go. The shoes I don’t mind (on her -I don’t think I would have ever picked them up on their own).

    Also, where are her boobs?

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    That dress is Vionnet? It’s hideous-it’s beyond Frumpcon 1. Burn it. STAT.

  • Lisalady161

    I’m curvy and well suited to this style dress, and little old middle-aged, office worker me wouldn’t be caught dead in that. It’s hideous.

  • marlie

    I don’t like any of this. The dress looks like a bedsheet. And I can’t with the mesh (and suede) shoes. But, Cammie’s hair and makeup look good.

  • picadillos

    Those shoes are totes hella cute, and indeed: NO SHOES GO WITH FUG.

  • StrandedFashionista

    The only thing I really like about this is the color combination. The pink and snappy green look great on her, but otherwise I’m not a fan. The shoes are cute though.

  • fiddlecub

    I actually think Christina Hendricks could rock the shit outta this.

  • Mothra

    Some things are just too unfortunate to comment on. Like this one. Oh. I commented. Sh*t.

  • JynxTheCat

    Can’t think of a movie in recent memory that I have less interest in seeing. Equally excited about this dress. Would look lovely on a 7th grade Algebra teacher.

  • poggi

    The shoes look like the horrible stretch fabric pumps from the 90s. The black back of the dress makes her shoulders look schlumpy. This is not cute at all.

  • rkdgal

    The way that the pattern and colors are blocked make it appear as if she’s wearing it backwards. (And that’s not good.)

  • ConnieBV

    I disagree that this is no one’s dress. This dress clearly is Nell Carter’s, from the 80s.

  • enchanted216

    I think you just answered your own question…”we tend to think a curvier lady in a larger size might fill this out better than she does.” Perhaps, and I know this is a crazy suggestion, but just MAYBE this dress is too big for her!! This goes against almost every criticism I have ever made on this blog.

    • HeisenbergHattie

      Judging by the excessive folding in the sleeve meets bodice area …. I’d say you are correct.

  • I believe it’s Melissa McCarthy’s dress….

  • HeisenbergHattie

    Color me confused. She’s half naked in the film, yes? But on the promotional runway Ms Diaz wears 3/4 length sleeves, below-the-knee hem, trachea level boat neck, and colors that represent the saddest Easter ever. Great “come do me” shoes.

  • TinyDynamo

    That dress makes it look like her head is on backwards, or her torso (but not her arms) is backwards. It’s distracting & weird & horribly unflattering.

  • alyce1213

    FRUMPCON 1 (laughing a lot) is a wonderful place to send lady stars who commit such atrocities.
    I do like the colors, though.

  • Tami from Seattle

    The pink looks like it’s trying to escape from the dress.

  • Kaonashi

    I like the shoes; that’s about it. This is not her dress.

  • R.A.

    That dress is U G L Y. It ain’t got no alibi!!

  • MissusBee

    No one can wear this dress.

    No one can wear those shoes but ME.

  • E.Nelson

    A) FRUMPCON 1. *slow clap* Brava, Uncles.

    B) Ship that dress off to Viola Davis.

  • Kelly

    “Frumpcon” is now part of my permanent lexicon. Dress is terrible. Shoes are great.

  • Richard

    The print is so weird and all over the place. I think if you made it a bit more fitted the shape might work, but that print has to go. And those shoes look cheap.

  • jjjoy

    i can’t see this watermelon colored sack looking good on anyone

  • livesarah

    It might actually look less sack-like on a curvier or larger lady. But usually it’s Cameron’s star-power rescuing a bad dress…. Not the case this time around. It looks pretty bad on her.

  • demidaemon

    Boobs might have helped, but I’m doubtful. It’s just a really weird dress.

    I don’t like the shoes, but I’m willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and think they were just paired incorrectly.

  • No…this dress is beyond redemption.

  • Columbinia

    It’s a dowdy dress that might work on a full figure. But Cameron Diaz has one of the cutest short-shorts figures around, there’s no reason to hide it under a bushel of dress.

  • prettybigkitty

    It would be super cute as a wrap dress. And the shoes would be perfect.

  • Trickytrisha

    Wow, that’s one pretty…egregious dress. Take the belt off and it would look like one of my Aunt Betty’s god-awful caftans.

  • Call me Bee

    Meh–I never understood the attraction for her. I liked her in two movies–In Her Shoes and Holiday and that’s it. And this dress would look frumpy on everyone. That’s what happened when this dress first made its appearance about 1977. It made everyone look saggy.

  • Man Dala

    I think that dress is supposed to be worn the other way around, isn’t it? Let’s check out if the label’s at the front.

  • Aurumgirl

    I don’t think it takes a certain type of body to wear this dress. I think the dress destroys the line of any body shape. It distorts.

  • sweetlilvoice

    This does not look like a designer dress, but one that could be bought at Target.

  • Skippymom1

    The shoes are wonderful – but all I could think of was my great aunt Fanny wearing that thing to our annual family reunion, having made it herself from fabric she found in the bargain bin at the Fabric-a-rama store. It’s frumpy as hell.

  • Carolyne

    Those sleeves remind me of something…. Oh, I know! Grandma’s short-sleeved sweatshirt!

  • Dr. Faye Menken

    Sad, melting watermelon realness.

  • Shaeyjosan

    with the black on the shoulders the effect is one ginormous head over a pink swatch. What was she thinking? This is not her dress or color palette. Somebody give that girl a comb