Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera at HollyShorts Event

Posted on August 18, 2014

Julia-Louis-Dreyfus-Carolina-Herrera-HollyShorts-Opening-Night-Event-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-1Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends the HollyShorts 10th Anniversary Opening Night at The TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, California in a Carolina Herrera skirt from the Pre-Fall 2014 collection paired with a black blouse, clutch and pumps.







[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Carolina Herrera]

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  • Tigerfly

    The toe cleavage makes me want to weep.

    • evave2

      I never heard that before but toe cleavage actually fits everything I dislike about this style of shoe. Thank you.

    • quiltrx

      Yeah…if I can see EVERY toe cleavage, those shoes are poorly designed and way too pointy.

  • frannyprof

    Love the skirt, hate the top. Hair and makeup make her look tired and sweaty.

  • spirit52

    somewhat casual, but not horrible. The hair, though, is a mess

    • MaryMitch

      I like her “Selena” hair much better. (The bob, not the short cut.)

  • ashtangajunkie

    Wish the skirt were hemmed to the knee. She looks gorgeous – that makeup isn’t quite camera ready, but her face is lovely anyway.

    • decormaven

      She’s got the legs- no reason to wear a longer version of that skirt.

      • ashtangajunkie

        Exactly! Don’t hide the hotness, JLD.

      • conlakappa

        These decisions are tough when one is sliding into of-a-certain-age category though. So many clothes are either allowing the world to be your gynecologist are gunny sackish. I’m in the cohort.

        • decormaven

          I’m there as well. However, my legs are my best asset, so I’ll tastefully flaunt them. Knee length would have been great for JLD.

          • aurumgirl

            Yes, and I’d have loved to have seen the sweater/jacket the model’s wearing on JDL instead of the black blouse. So much better.

          • judybrowni

            I think JUlia was wise to skip the waist gorilla fur growth.

            But lip color Julia, and a little blush wouldn’t hurt.

    • Kitten Mittons

      My thoughts exactly! Chop a few inches off, some blotting papers, some lipstick, and I’m on board. But I love her, and I love that print.

  • @Biting Panda

    It’s all a little, “Why did I agree to show up here?”

  • Kimberly Wilcox

    Feels a little “corporate meeting” doesn’t it?

    • barbarienne

      She often has that sort of look. At this point I take it as her personal style, though I do wish she’d go a little more eccentric sometimes.

      • Right? She often looks like when she got dressed in the morning she was all “Oh, right — I have that thing after work today.”

  • Anna

    The right idea, but needs polished hair, a stronger lip colour and I’d prefer a knee length skirt as seen on the model.

  • Karen Belgrad

    The look says: “I’m hopping out to Panera on my lunch hour, want anything?”

  • This feels like something you wear to a brunch meeting. Not bad, but quite business-like.

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    After that dropped-crotch monstrosity, I’ll take pedestrian

  • Garcia Loca

    Carolina Herrera has a line for office managers? Sweet!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    Did they take the skirt off the 6foot model and put it directly on tiny Julia?..It would have been much better hemmed to the knee…

  • Brett

    I love her face.

  • Jackie4g

    She got some sun and the make up is meant to blend the different colors of her face. It’s daytime, there is harsh lighting, so that is tough to do and still have a natural-looking complexion. I’d like that skirt hemmed to knee length.

  • Chattygal

    I like the skirt, though I think the shorter length would have worked better.

  • SugarSnap108

    I don’t like anything about this (other than JLD herself). The skirt is meh anyway, but that length takes it to dowdy. And the hair and makeup really show how much she cares about this event.

  • For the venue, I think it’s appropriate and she certainly looks good in it. It would’ve been way too casual for the Oscars, but for there, she’s on-topic, so to speak.

  • HeisenbergHattie

    Looks like several last minute decisions.

  • alyce1213

    It’s a nice enough print, but it seems to be pulling on her. Maybe a size up and definitely shorter would be better. Also needs some chunky silver accessory.

  • PinkyK

    Best dressed at the California Department of Bla Bla Bla….

  • MilaXX

    The outfit is nice enough. The shoe appear to be a little too high for the outfit. The makeup is horrible. It’s like she did her own face and then it sweated off before she had a chance to reapply.

  • Freynika

    I think she might just be finally starting to show her age. She still looks good, as always, but the cracks are starting to show. What the hell happened (or didn’t happen) to her hair? She looks so frazzled.

    • Sanglots longs

      I’m almost the same age as JLD, and I can only WISH I were “showing my age” like this. But the facial expression does suggest she might, at the start of her second half-century, have maxed out on this sort of event.

      • Freynika

        I hope I look that good, too, when I get to that age. It’s just amazing how much *good* highly-paid professionals can buff and shine you with makeup to make you look ageless. She looks so much different here than on a typical mass-broadcast awards red carpet. But still, there’s no excuse for that hair. If it isn’t working with you that day, there’s no harm in combing it back into a ponytail. It would have looked fine with her outfit, which I actually really like.

        • Sanglots longs

          Oh, yes, I agree about the hair. That’s something a comb could have fixed easily.

  • &theJets

    The print in the skirt is fun, but the more I look at the skirt the more I loathe the buttons down the front.

  • MoHub

    Skirt needs to hemmed to the knee. This length is giving her stumps for legs.

  • Kathy

    I love her, and I’m so glad she’s not into Kardashian levels of makeup and fakery. She’s the anti-Kardashian, the unKardashian.

  • Gatto Nero

    A cowl neck almost always looks matronly on anyone with curves. No exception here.
    The skirt is OK but needs to be shortened.

  • LuluBI

    She looks like she’s having a hot flash

    • ballerinawithagun

      Yes, I recognize that look and commiserate.

      • conlakappa

        And imagine having a camera in your face at the time. Oy!

  • Little_Olive

    The shoes are trying too hard for the outfit and I hate them.

    I love (what I know at a considerable distance from) this woman, I like that she does not overdo the red carpet thing; but this is too bland.

  • Imasewsure

    She looks like the head of HR…. cute, office-appropriate but boring

  • Judy_J

    A shorter skirt length would have suited her better.

  • cocohall

    If ever there was a look that said “Sure, I’ll go to the event, I’ll do it for you as a friend” this is it. I read an interview where she said that she doesn’t have nearly the money that people believe that she does, and she knows that showing up to events will help bring attention to/ raise money for good causes. I’m sure she knows that the hem is too long, the skirt is too tight, the black is too severe and the shoes are too sexy, but ON THE OTHER HAND, we are now all curious as to what a Hollyshorts is and will google as soon as we are done writing our snarky post. Mission accomplished. (My first thought was that Holly Hobbie was finally maturing and giving up gingham and calico dresses for cute booty shorts. Probably not it, right?)

    • demidaemon

      I thought it was a film festival for short films.

    • yllas

      She looks fine, I guess, more on the ‘meh’ side. I can’t nitpick, if it was a BIG event, I would. JLD never has been known to be a clothes horse and always seems to look fine, though ‘meh’. Even with all that money, all her life! Priorities, I suppose.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    This could have been a sharp outfit, but something is throwing it off. The sloppy hair? The ill-fitting shoes? The length of the hem? Probably all of it together. What a shame.

  • kimmeister

    Her boobs have that torpedo-like look so popular in the 50’s.

    On the other hand, I’m glad this event isn’t about a line of shorts designed by someone named Holly.

    • 3boysful

      Me, too! I was thinking, what . . ?

  • Grumpy Girl

    This is very good for me to see. I would, if left to my own devices, pick this skirt length to wear. No idea why, but I gravitate towards it. And JLD shows me why I should avoid that pull and stick with things close to knee length.

  • unbornfawn

    Nice try. Shorten the skirt and get a different black top.

    • 3boysful

      Or even a white one. This is blah.

  • She looks pretty fresh faced, but this is 100% corporate secretary.

  • oat327

    This is totally “receptionist on the day big clients are coming in.” Like, if I saw a coworker wearing this, I think she’d look like she just got a new outfit she wanted to show off. But on a celebrity, it looks pretty tragic. Skirt is a bad length and, while it looks chic on the model, somehow goes very Macy’s 30%-off rack on Julia. And her makeup and hair looks like she did it on the bus and ran two blocks to the office.

  • Melissa Brogan

    Her hair is oddly messy (was it windy or did she just have a nap in the car on the way over?) and I don’t care for the length of that skirt, plus the high waist is throwing off the proportions I think.

    But I’d still pay money to look as good as JLD on her off days.

  • mrspotts66

    i think she looks beautiful.
    the longer length skirt is classy.
    the shoes? meh.
    i don’t know what a hollyshorts event is, so i’m going with “totally appropriate for this red carpet”.

  • nannypoo

    She does not look happy to be there.

  • marlie

    Kinda of standard “business-y.” S’ok, but I wish the skirt fit a little better. And we hemmed a couple of inches.

  • MK03

    That skirt needs to come up a good six inches. And a slightly darker lip would make her face sing like it usually does. That color is not doing anything for her.

  • Kristi Mitchell

    the skirt and top look nice on her – too bad she didn’t have time to fix her hair.

  • Mr. J.

    Love her, but skirt length is dowdy and shoes look painful…..

  • ThaliaMenninger

    She’s looking a little tired. Sorry, Julia. Love you, but even you age.

    • ktr33

      She she does, we all do. So what? Why “sorry”? She looks like an actual human being who lives. But she could’ve used some more professional grooming, I grant.

  • MarissaLG

    Lady CEO ran a board meeting, fired her assistant, conference called with Tokyo, and STILL got dinner on the table at 6!

  • Jeannie Shmina Greenwald

    Oh Julia. You could have done so much better. Why dress like a matron, so what if you’re fifty-something. Even I could have done better than that with 20 extra pounds on me. And no real lip color? Why?

  • demidaemon

    I like it in profile, but in the forward shot the skirt looks wrinkly and is a weird length.

  • EEKstl

    Waist down = nice. Waist up = Oh Julia, my dearest one! What were you thinking???

  • Winterlight

    Shorten the skirt to the knee, different blouse, better shoes, hair and makeup. She’d look great.

  • Mothra

    I think I wore this to work at my government office job yesterday.

  • The length on that skirt has to be the worst one possible.