Mery Streep at “The Giver” New York Premiere

Posted on August 12, 2014

Oh, Mary Louise! Look at you! You got it RIGHT!

For the most part!


Meryl-Stree-The-Giver-New-York-Movie-Premiere-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Meryl Streep attends the premiere of “The Giver” at the Zeigfeld Theatre in New York City.

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Oh, honey. The bra. The visible waistband.

DETAILING, Meryl. This is what a good stylist can do for you. We don’t expect you to test to see if this goes sheer under the glare of cameras. You’re Meryl Fucking Streep. You don’t have time for shit like that. But your stylist does. Because you pay her to. And if you actually did pay someone to put this outfit together, thank and commend them for finding something chic, casual, and flattering for you. Then fire them for not getting it lined or making you wear a cami underneath.

And hey, since we’re talking about goods and services, how about you pay someone to do that hair for you when you’re stepping out on a red carpet? Honey, we love you, but you always look like you just finished a day of bread-baking in a hot kitchen.





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  • ChiKat67

    A black cami would have saved this look.

    • Jennifer Bober

      I was going to say the same thing!

    • aquamarine17

      or a red one the same length as top would be super (but maybe harder to find)

  • Nikko Viquiera

    I know her hair makes the whole thing look casual, but I’ll take it! She looks great, happy and comfortable! Also, atleast the clothes are not criminally ageing. Also, also, who’s excited for “Into the Woods” and “The Giver”?

    • gabbilevy

      Not excited, at least not for The Giver. Early reviews have started to confirm what the trailers made me fear: That in getting the movie made, they had to gut the source material and sell it as The Next Hunger Games. I’m not book purist, but there’s a difference between adapting for screen and totally taking away that which makes it special — ironic, considering the book’s themes.

      Meryl looks good though, so there’s that.

      • OffToSeeHim

        I swear I read that as “book priest” and I was like, “OMG, is that a thing?? I bet I’m one!” I just thought she *looked* so far off type in The Giver that I’d give it a chance, you know?

      • Jennifer L.

        I know – I just saw the trailer in the movie theater this weekend and was absolutely horrified. Part of what makes the Giver so excellent and compelling is that we’re seeing it through Jonas’ pov, a pov that is struggling to make sense of the horrifying parts of what’s around him as well as the gray areas.

      • demidaemon

        I haven’t seen a single trailer, but your report makes me both anxious and stabby.

    • smh4748

      I’m open to the Giver, but worried about it. On the one hand, it has Meryl Streep. Yay! On the other hand, it has… Taylor Swift. What? I want it to be good, because it’s such a fabulous book, but I’m just not sure it will be.

      • demidaemon

        Um, WHAT?! Why is Swifty in it?

        • formerlyAnon

          Box office. Girl got fans.

          • demidaemon

            Yeah, yeah. Doesn’t mean I have to like it.

  • Imma Mäder

    sooooo close, this makes me sad. please get ir right next time meryl, I love you too much for this

  • FibonacciSequins

    It’s nice to see a lady her age going for a sexy casual look, and mostly pulling it off.

    • Wink

      Yes. I could see Susan Sarandon in this, too.

  • Thomas

    It seems kind of casual for a movie premiere, but the red/black combo looks great on her. The visible bra and hair are unfortunate though.

    • kimmeister

      She and Katie Holmes do not look like they’re attending the same event.

  • MilaXX

    She is rocking those jeans like nobody’s business , but yes the hair could be better and the top needs to be lined. Still this deserves a small atta- girl.

    • 3boysful

      And is she wearing consumptive pink eyeshadow? If so, I’d tweak that, too.,

      • Gatto Nero

        Her eye makeup always veers too red (at least in photos). She needs to stay away from those red-brown liners and shadows.

        • marlie

          I totally agree that those colors aren’t working for her. Maybe colors in the grey family would work better, and still not look too harsh with her fair complexion?

          • Gatto Nero

            I think so. Cool colors. Even a soft grey-green.

        • MilaXX

          Yep I think it’s a bronze that’s either not mixing well with her natural undertones or oxidizing under the harsh lights. I think a matte brown might work better.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      I’m giving Mary Louise a small thumb’s up for this look. And now, a word: heed the uncles-the right underpinnings would have elevated this look.

  • I like it. A solid B.

  • @Biting Panda

    So close!! I love the pants, so hard. A cami and a not red shoe would have shot this out of the stratosphere.

    • Emily Smith

      Does anyone know who makes the pants? I want to look at them and then cry over their price tag.

  • frannyprof

    Wow! Other than the noted flaws, this is fantastic!

  • OffToSeeHim

    I’m sorry, nothing to like here. She looks like my mother in law from the waist up (visible bra and all – don’t ask) and my 25-year-old from the waist down.

    • tallgirl1204

      Ah, but she is rocking that 25-year-old, no? I was never able to wear those pants, at any age.

      • OffToSeeHim

        But is she really? I mean, come on. If she wasn’t Meryl Streep, what would you think?

        • tallgirl1204

          I dunno. I looked again, and I think she looks great in those pants– no one in my actual world wears shoes that high, but they’re what I expect to see on red carpets, and she is managing to wear and walk in them without looking anxious. So I stand by my comment. Intelligent people may sometimes disagree– and who better to disagree over than Ms. Streep?

        • DuBey2

          I would think:” I HATE that top & I hope my friends intervene if I ever look that bad & think I’m looking fashionable”
          And I wouldn’t notice the skinny jeans at all because those of us w/genetically skinny legs must STILL be responsible for the top half of our looks.

  • Sarah

    Wow, she looks great in that! Of course, she needs a camisole, but otherwise I’d just fluff the hair up and add a bracelet, maybe.

  • Wink

    “… day of bread-baking in a hot kitchen.” I’m done.

  • ashtangajunkie

    Needs a big cocktail ring so it hurts more when she slaps the person who neglected to advise her to wear a camisole.

  • enchanted216

    Love the shoes. Hate the white bra. ::sigh::

  • AmeliaEve

    The pants are so, so good, and I like them with the shoes. But aside from the lack of camisole, I am not feeling the sleeves on that blouse. They are too wide and they hit at an unflattering point and the danglies just make it all worse. At the minimum, take them up a couple of inches. Then ideally take them in as well, and perhaps remove the dangling beads from the bottom row of flowers.

  • marlie

    Add a black cami, and this outfit would have been perfect. I really like it, and it’s a little sexier and edgier than what she usually wears, and it suits her.

    But the pinkish eye makeup isn’t doing her any favors.

    • MilaXX

      I’m wondering if it’s a bronze color that not showing up well.

      • marlie

        It could be. A bronze might give off the same effect, particularly under these lights/in front of flashes.

  • Sophia Finfer

    Who knew Meryl had such great gams.

  • guyfromhoboken

    I will take a million unkempt Meryl Streeps over a million perfectly coiffed Julia Roberts any day.

    • Thomas

      And that’s how it should be!

  • SewingSiren

    Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?

  • Diane Iafrate

    It’s a very chic look for her, I like it. But yes, it needed a camisole ! I still love her 🙂

  • evave2

    I like the shoes, I REALLY like the shoes. I want to hug them and squeeze them and kiss them. Anybody know who did the shoe? They look so comfortable, like she (or I) really could walk from a decent parking spot to a restaurant and not twist my ankles or rub my feet raw (YES, I have had unpleasant walking experience in cute shoes that were not comfortable).

  • Judy_J

    I’ve discovered the importance and comfort of wearing a cami under my blouses, sheer or not. Meryl would do well to make this discovery as well.

  • Denise Rambo

    I think this is the most stylish I’ve ever seen her look.

  • PastryGoddess

    Even with a few minor quibbles, she gets the coveted “Ms. Lady” award of the day…possibly week

  • ccinnc

    She looks amazing in those tight pants.

  • Kent Roby

    Because she’s Meryl Fucking Streep, I can forgive her for any fashion sins, including the very minor ones here. She looks good, happy, and comfortable, so I’m thrilled.

  • MissusBee

    This diva of the modern screen should not have her bra on display (unless she chooses to, in which case go for it). I feel like some cupids should be running in from the side to cover her up in her hour of need.

  • Violentcello

    Oh, this is fun! Her hair is still boring as hell, but for the most part, she looks good.

    • Shawn EH

      Really cute outfit, shame about the details.

  • Ruby_Red

    I love red and black together, but seeing it with Meryl’s coloring, I think I’m going to check with some friends to see if I look as good as I like to think I do. I think the color washes her out a bit – and I’m also fair skinned with light hair.

  • msdamselfly

    Good advice, TLo

  • LibKat

    So close! And for Ms. Streep “so close” is a win.

  • Dagney

    In what universe does a grown woman think wearing a white bra under a black shear blouse whilst standing under harsh bright lights is going to be a good thing? what the ever loving fuck people? i just can’t with this. not on half a cup of coffee.

  • mickiemonkey

    I wanna hang out in a hot kitchen baking bread with her!!

  • carrie

    Man, she looks great in skinny jeans! I almost don’t care I can see her bra, she looks young, chic, and hip!

  • Joey Melliza

    Whoever told Miss Meryl that wearing see-thru was a good idea should be slapped silly by all the East Coast Queens!

  • MoHub

    She looks comfortable. She is above fashion.

  • cocohall

    All the proof you need that a great genuine smile is the best accessory a woman can have. Sure the flash caught her without a cami, but small beans. Ms. Meryl looks like the person I’d want to sit next to at dinner. You know you would have wicked good fun.

  • Yoshio

    Amen to everything the Uncles said!

  • HeisenbergHattie

    Gotta say …. I’ve made this same exact fashion blunder myveryownself. I was mortified when I saw a photo of myself in an outfit that photographed sheer … but looked fine in my bedroom mirror. The bra. The waistband. The horror!

  • MarissaLG

    This is why I wear a tank top under 99% of my outfits.

  • coco ebert

    I honestly don’t think she has a stylist. That’s why she looks the way she does. Which is fine by me. Zero fucks to give!

  • teensmom99

    Get a load of those gams!

  • PinkyK

    Thus proving that even great acting can’t save a bad outfit…

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  • Coco Chanel

    Flat boobs don’t even look good on royalty

  • She’s fucking Meryl Streep, I can overlook a visible bra.

  • kategs

    She’ll laugh when she sees these and shrug and never do it again.

  • GemFemme

    If the top wasn’t see through and she had a little more color on her face she’d look amazing. Nice try.

  • Columbinia

    I truly love that Ms. Streep would not be caught dead doing a Reese Witherspoon dress up for the paparazzi tour. At the same time, she should be savvier about lights and cameras than to make this mistake.

  • SoAnnaPropriate

    That shirt is hiddy. The pattern looks like moldy four-leaf clovers. That’s got to some kind of bad luck omen.

  • stonecoldcuddlewhore

    I do like that she does the old school red carpet thing of not having a stylist and not mugging too much, etc. I know it goes against everything that is happening now in terms of “be me, do me,” but she’s not only old guard but meryl fucking streep. Thus, a pass – always a pass.

  • demidaemon

    Oh, man so damn close. SO CLOSE.

  • fromanotherplanet

    YAAASSS Dame Streep is rocking the ish outta those skinny pants. YAAAASSSSSSSS MA, SLAY A BIT.

  • imustacheyouaquestion

    Yes but its an “attagirl” for mary louise!

  • Tuneful54

    I’m a bit younger than her and she Gives Me Life with the pants and shoes. The top and hair, not so much–holiday luncheon at the retirement community.

  • Don Hackett

    i thought it was bette midler at first.
    …..sleah in norcal