Selena Gomez at the “Behaving Badly” Los Angeles Premiere

Posted on July 30, 2014

This sure has been the week of the crop top, has it not? It’s only Tuesday Wednesday and this is at least the 5th or 6th one we’ve featured. Seems like all the stylists got the directive from on high, wherever or whoever that is. We like to picture some behind-the-scenes mastermind who heads a secret cabal that determines all the silly little red carpet micro-trends and doles out swift and furious punishment to any stylist who fails to do as told.  We’re working on a screenplay.


Selena-Gomez-Behaving-Badly-LA-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Selena Gomez attends special screening of “Behaving Badly” in Los Angeles.

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Enh. It’s just all right. It looks a little “Real Housewife” to us. Actually, that’s being a little kind. She looks like she manages the thong store next to the food court.





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  • Marie

    That is some straight 1997 shit right there

    • sutton

      I was just thinking this would be perfect for TRL

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    • I was thinking the exact same thing. Delia’s realness, yo.

    • MyFavoriteColorIsGlitter

      In 1997 I was 21. And I looked exactly like this. I mean, I literally had this exact same outfit. The pant legs were a little straighter perhaps, not quite as skinny – but that’s it. Exact. Same. You called it, Marie!

      • KES4K

        I was going to say this looks like something I would’ve worn to a middle school dance in 1998, only the jeans would have been flared instead of tapered, and the shoes would would have been chunky platforms. Nailed it on the top, hair, and earrings.

      • ecallaw1977

        I was 19 and YES. I have a picture of myself with friends on Beale Street in Memphis looking exactly like this–it was right before boot leg came back and skinnies were essentially banned for over a decade!

    • sophi444

      uptil I saw the draft 4 $5514 , I be certain that…my….. cousin woz like actualey bringing home money parttime online. . there dads buddy has done this for only fourteen months and just cleared the dept on there appartment and purchased a great Fiat Multipla . For more information click FINANCIAL REPORT in ………. PAYRAP.ℭℴℳ

    • Resounding applause! This was the basic outfit for rich college girl going clubbing/only drinking bottled water and sugary shots bought by sleazy dudes.

  • Baby JLo.

  • Pablo Ulloa

    ’90s all over, make those pants straight or bell shaped and you’re ready to go back in time

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Or you can go back to the 80s and change nothing. If you wanted to get fancy, you could alter the wash of the jeans, or add zippers up the backs of the cuffs, but it’s not strictly necessary. A diamond cut nameplate would pull the look together nicely.

  • teensmom99

    OMG, my 1st thought was “Real Housewife.” It is bizarre to go straight from Disney to Real Housewife with no stops in the middle.

  • Glam Dixie

    Between the heavy makeup and the skimpy clothes I think you are being too kind by saying it’s a thong store, Uncles.

    • Thomas

      Hostess at the porn convention?

      • Mikki Anderson

        Booth babe at ComicCon!

      • Glam Dixie

        We used to have this store called Spencers at the mall and it sold playing cards with naked ladies, x-rated board games, penis erasers, t-shirts with dirty sayings on them, etc. She worked there.

        • conniemd

          I remember Spencers. It was the home of the tacky/tasteless gift for co-worker at the office round robin Christmas party.

          • Glam Dixie

            Yep, that’s the place.

        • Thomas

          I remember Spencers too, but I never went in there. Was it like Hot Topic?

          • Glam Dixie

            I think so (not super up on what they sell in Hot Topic) only probably more adult oriented and tacky.

          • Thomas

            Lol Yeah, I think Hot Topic is more for teens, but I think they might be owned by the same company.

          • Imasewsure

            Hot Topic has cute trendy t shirts, clothes etc so it’s not that bad a store for it’s teen-focused demographic. Spencers was pure crap…. and definitely one of our go-to stores in the mall in the 70’s…. strategically placed in front of the skating rink of course!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            As I remember Spencers it specialized in all sorts of tacky crap. If it still existed it would sell “carefully curated novelty items”

          • smayper

            “Artisan curated novelty items from locally grown, sustainably harvested plastic.”

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            You have perfected my thought-BWWAHAAAAAAAHAAA!!!!

          • smayper

            You just made my day. I love the wittiness on this site so much!

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            I think TLo’s site is my No. 1 favorite-for TLo, and the BK’s!

          • tmetz85

            It does still exist. Sadly, there is one still in the mall by us…I avoid it like the plague. Ick.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Borders went out of business, yet Spencers lives on. And so it goes

        • quiltrx

          Our mall STILL has a Spencers…blam! I never go to the mall anymore anyway, and it’s way down on an end with nothing else I like. I’ve been thinking of going, they are supposed to have Adventure Time stuff.
          I’ll tell Selena ‘hi’ for you LOL

          • Glam Dixie

            According to my daughter ours still has one too. Shows how much time I spend at the mall. If my girls knew they had Adventure Time stuff they would be there. I can’t even tell you how much time is spent talking like Lumpy Space Princess in my house.

          • quiltrx

            Well, your girls would consider me totally old, but maybe I’d get cool points because I spend time talking like LSP too. 🙂

          • Glam Dixie

            My 17 year old has an LSP decal in her car window and it says what the lump, and her iPhone comes up on the computer as Finn the Human when you plug it in. The other one is 24 and she is just as bad.

          • quiltrx

            (looks around furtively) I just got an “Oh My Glob” t-shirt. 🙂

        • Cyd Butler

          Yep – still a Spencers in our mall too. My 14 year old son finds their brand of retail highly amusing (which should tell you exactly what kind of products they stock)

      • conlakappa

        Whip maintenance girl at the B&D dungeon? [I knew someone who actually had that job in Manhattan]

    • demidaemon

      I was thinking along the lines of prostitute. Too bitchy?

      • Glam Dixie

        Ha! Way harsh Tai.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          I am in a shame spiral!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Perhaps young hooker trainee?

        • demidaemon

          Perhaps. I am reminded of something Simon Doonan said to a contestant on the second season of ANTM: “I’ll never call someone a hooker. However, I will point out ho style.” This is ho style.

  • Caitlin Bauer

    Something about her skin looks weird to me (arms/torso/decolletage). It just don’t quite look healthy? Or possibly bad spray tan? I know skin isn’t smooth and flawless and such in real life, but something looks off to me. Anyone else?

    • Super_Red

      YES! I keep staring because I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. I think I’ve determined it’s a combination of reallllly bad lighting + pixels? Like the pictures are a little larger than they’re supposed to be?

  • hughman

    I can see her dancing on a car in a Whitesnake video.

  • @Biting Panda

    Uft. Honey.
    I like to be kind, and believe I would have, if I could have. Given that she is the embodiment of everything I was not, back then. I wish her well and Godspeed.

  • Ann Erickson

    It is Wednesday, gentlemen! You almost scared me that I had three more working days before the weekend!

    • JulieK

      I know, right! I just checked two different calendars! Freaked me right out!

  • Anna

    Backup dancer for JLo. In the “If You Had My Love” video.

    She looks uncomfortable.

  • Dino Bonačić

    NO. Don’t go there. She looks uncomfortable with her tummy and I get an image she got a little weight on (okay – judge me for being judgy towards women). But that aside, it looks extremely trashy – not in that cool, Jenny-from-the-block kinda way. It just looks trashy.

    Not even Samantha Jones would wear that on a night out in 1999. NOT. EVEN. HER.

    • aeb1986

      if she’s so uncomfortable- she shouldn’t have worn it!

      • Dino Bonačić

        I’m guessing a scenario:
        SELENA (standing in front of the mirror in the getup above, talking to her stylist): Are you sure about this? I mean, doesn’t it make me look kinda – FAT?

        STYLIST: Oh-em-geee ha-naay – YOU LOOK FAB. Now, go on – the limo is waiting. Too-ta-loo – enjoy the premiere!

        … (Selena goes)

        STYLIST (talking to her make-up artist): Oh-em-geee, guuuurl did you see how much weight she gained?????

        MAKE-UP ARTIST: No wonder – she’s been eating her pop-tarts from the moment she came… Probably Bieber problems.

        AND SCENE.

  • At first I thought her pants were a long black skirt, and I was willing to accept. Then I scrolled down and thought of Allie’s mom in The Notebook: “Trash, trash, trash! Not for you.”

  • Latin Buddy

    It’s funny, with…

    Selena, I get Baby JLo.
    Naya Rivera, I get Baby Kim Kardashian
    Zac Efron, baby Rob Lowe

    • Thomas

      That’s a pretty good assesment. Idk if Ian Somerhalder is young enough, but I’d switch out Zac Efron with him in the Rob Lowe comparison. Or maybe I’m basing it too much on looks and not style.

      • MeiraNiibori

        Zac Efron is a baby Ian Somerhalder, who is himself a baby Rob Lowe?

        • Thomas


        • Wink

          And Rob Lowe is a baby Robert Wagner (from the Austin Powers movies).

  • Gatto Nero

    Tight crop top and tight pants are overkill. The top might have worked with a long black skirt; the pants might have worked with a softer top or a sharp jacket.

  • Thomas

    She sure insists on showing a lot of skin lately. Either that or her stylist is BEHAVING BADLY.

    • kimmeister

      I think it’s a zero sum game. If she covers her sternum, then the belly of her top falls off.

      • Thomas


  • lunchcoma

    Look on the bright side, Selena. Both of your exes were far more embarrassing last night, so no one’s going to remember the time you got your red carpet outfit from Hot Topic.

    • siriuslover


    • marlie

      Who’s the other ex? (I got Bieber)

      • lunchcoma

        She supposedly hooked up with Orlando Bloom after he got divorced.

        Not sure if it was a revenge thing or if it’s just that being a celebrity is like living in a really, really small town.

        • demidaemon

          Both, probably.

        • marlie

          Aha. I know he’s not THAT much older than her, but the idea of her hooking up with Orlando Bloom skeeves me out a little.

          OK… he’s 15 years older, but it’s still weird.

          • Beardslee

            15 years is a lot of years. Especially for one as young as she. She’s barely more than a kid. I join you in being skeeved out by that rumor.

  • Shannon

    It’s just too much. A looser crop top and those pants: cute. The same top and a long skirt: possibly interesting. This looks like something I tried to sneak and wear to a party in 1998.

  • marlie

    I guess it’s fine. It seems a little like 1998 club wear to me, though.

  • Becca

    hoochie is the only word I can think of!

  • carrie

    Vegas club promoter?

    • carrie

      Off the strip.

  • MilaXX

    Eh, it cheesy, but it suits her better than some of the Heidi lite outfits she’s been wearing lately . This at least fits her age and the movie she’s promoting.

  • juniper

    Uncles! It’s Wednesday not Tuesday!

    You gave me a jolt when I saw that- my heart was saddened and my head was confused.

  • “We like to picture some behind-the-scenes mastermind who heads a secret cabal that determines all the silly little red carpet micro-trends” Isn’t that basically what the Josie and the Pussycats movie was about? (That movie is totally underrated, btw – it’s cheesy but hilarious)
    Speaking of which, this looks like a costume straight out of that movie. Can’t you just see Rosario Dawson in it, playing drums, with little cat ears on doing her best Scary Spice impression?

  • Imasewsure

    I think she looks great (but I’m a former mall food court slut myself). A bit casual for a premiere but whatever…. finally someone who looks hot instead of odd at least!!

    Thong store sluts unite!!

  • KT

    The second assessment is more like it! Tacky tacky tacky tacky

  • demidaemon

    It’s a little hookery to me. Not good.

  • Anique Ashraf

    She wants to be Cher but she isn’t and she never will be.

  • elirt

    Was at H&M yesterday and there’s a whole section of crop tops, then another for overall shorts. The early 90’s are back. UGH.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      This makes me happy that I’m long past caring about trends.

      • elirt

        I like trends – they reflect the times, but man, not looking forward to some of the early 90’s stuff.

        • bitchybitchybitchy

          Hmm, early 90’s brought back-yes, there could be some fug coming our way. Having 20-something nieces I do get to see fashion trends in action.

          • Jacob Bowen

            Try having a 21 year old sister right now…I’m treated to MILLIONS of mullet skirts (even one with *shudder* FRINGE), crop tops by the dozen (and her boobs don’t always agree with them), sheer EVERYTHING, high waisted shorts with CUT-OUTS, and other awful tacky clothing. I don’t even know when she got it all, because she hardly goes shopping.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Your eyes! your eyes! Perhaps she accumulates clothing swapped/traded/given away by her equally fashion hapless pals.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Manager of the thong store next to the food court-I am bowing down.

  • Eva_baby

    If the shirt met the pants, i think it would change the whole tenor of the outfit. As it is, it is a dated concept that also reads as tasteless. Had the top been longer it could have made the transition to kinda cute.

  • Pennymac

    I probably should scroll through the comments to see if someone else feels this way, but that tops print is giving a titscrepancy.

  • Pterodactyl111

    Goin’ to the club.

  • dash1211

    Another wannabe who’s trying too hard.

  • JimMcC

    Future reference, Selena: look at an outfit. Think to yourself, “Would JWoww wear this?” If the answer is affirmative, put the crop top DOWN.

  • Very Chola…

  • Sarah

    Isn’t it Wednesday? But yeah, she looks trashy.

  • smayper

    I swear I have seen this exact outfit on a teenager shopping at TJMaxx. In fact, she could have bought the whole outfit there.

  • bayusc

    That is straight up Jersey shore right there. And 1999 Jersey shore at that…

  • deech_sea

    “She looks like she manages the thong store next to the food court.” Yup

  • portlandmermaid

    the thong store next to the food court is not a pretty picture.

  • boweryboy

    She needs a few more years under her belt before she can pull this off – if ever.

  • I really love this look for her. Most of all, I love that the shoes *almost* fit, which is quite a job apparently given the amount of people we see with ill fitting shoes.

  • The caption behind her should really read, “Dressing Badly”.

  • mellorcr

    Scroll down so you just see her body without the head, and you’d think it was a 45 year old cougar with a great body you’re looking at. That means this outfit is AGING!

  • That outfit is a lot of things, but stylish is not one of them.

  • Man Dala

    Her face has been looking puffy / bloated as of late, hasn’t it?

  • Big Bear

    From now on she will always be ‘Thong Store Girl’ to me.

  • GillianHolroyd

    I dunno. She’s a little over-exposed/casual for a movie premiere but it looks like the target demographic is 17 and under so, the lack of formality is not an issue. Skimpyness aside, this is a very neat outfit. Neat in that, it all coordinates, it’s not too-tight, there are no awkward hem lengths or ugly flounces or garish makeup, yoga hair, clunky shoes, or all the other misfires we see here too often. It’s for a movie called Behaving Badly and for all we know, it could feature a lot of mall scenes in which case, she’s dressing for the movie.

  • Judy_J

    Give her a big blonde mane and she’s Charro. Coochie-coochie!

  • SewingSiren

    Better shape up! Cause I need a man and my heart is set on You-ou-ou…

  • Radish

    This outfit dates back to a few years before she was even born.

  • histrogeek

    The top sucks but the slick back hair makes her look like she’s managing the thong store but secretly longs to be Jennifer Lopez. Screenplay rights reserved.

  • ivfive

    I think the outfit is heinous, but what breaks my heart are those sad eyes. Is it the makeup, or is this girl miserable?


    It fits her well and could be sexy/cute but the severe pony takes it elsewhere. Diva hair would have been a better choice with less “Claires Boutique” jewelry and maybe some major rocks to remind everyone she is “star”………

  • It’s the stage 1 training outfit for JLo / Naya Rivera wannabes.

  • I love the top tho. Strangely enough.

  • Leah Elzinga

    Buffy called. She wants her outfit back.

  • ktr33

    This is just good old fashioned tacky. It’s like something Peg Bundy would wear while sitting on the couch and criticizing Al.

  • musi_

    it pisses me off that she just doesn’t get it. the current crop trend does not advocate exposing that much midriff… this is all so tacky

  • MandyM

    Imagine this on Miley Cyrus. It would be chaste! Yes, it’s ugly and yes, it’s cheap and sleazy, but it’s still better than 95% of the outfits that her twerking fellow Disney alum has worn. She’s young so this is easy to forgive.