Nina Dobrev Style Double Shot

Posted on August 05, 2014

We really admire her.

Wait. No. That’s a terrible opening for what’s to come. You’d think we were going to follow that up with some sort of revelation about how she walks children in nature or some other really totally admirable fucking thing. But we’re shallow, so that’s not the direction we’re going in. Let’s restart.

We’ve really got to give this gal credit. You don’t see that many basic cable actresses putting in the work on her poledance style the way she does.

That was some primo backhanded complimenting, kittens. We just felt the need to pause and point that out.

Nina-Dobrev-SiriusXM-Radio-Markus-Lupfer-Dolce-Gabbana-Rag-Bone-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Nina Dobrev heads to the SiriusXM Radio studios in New York City to promote her new movie “Let’s Be Cops” in a Markus Lupfer sweater and skirt from the Resort 2015 collection paired with Dolce&Gabbana strappy sandals and a Rag & Bone ‘Pilot’ bag.

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Seriously, though; she always makes sure to make a splash. And given the her looks and the type of show she’s in, she’d be perfectly fine relying solely on short body-con dresses that show off the goods and do nothing else. And to be fair, she does resort to that look often. But every now and then, you see her pulling something like this; an outfit that says nothing so much as “I think I’m gonna have a little fun with my style today. Let’s fuck with people a little.”

Is this a good look? Well, no. We like each of the pieces, but none of them really go with each other. But we like that she’s trying to have some fun and say something other than “I’m so hot, right?”

So we’ll give her something of a pass on the following:



Nina-Dobrev-Extra-J-Mendel-Biona-Castana-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Nina Dobrev heads to the “Extra” studios in Times Square in a J. Mendel floral organza sleeveless dress paired with Bionda Castana ‘Daphne’ pumps and Linanoel jewelry.

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The faux-sheer skirt is pretty tacky, but we like the top half. And while we love those pumps, we think they bring the whole look down a little. They’d be great with a simpler dress or with a pair of skinny white pants.






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  • sienna elm

    Toes!! Holding. On. For. Dear. Life!! 🙁

    • Grumpy Girl

      Agreed. That is some scary toe clenching!

      • evave2

        It is frightening on a level I have never ever seen before. Even Julianne Moore’s toes did not scare like this.

    • sundaynightaddict

      …And those are some LONG toes. I’d keep those under wraps if it were me lol

    • J.W.

      Bunions 20 years from now.

      • MichelleRafter

        Took the thought right out of my head

    • Terri Ellis

      I thought her toes were deformed or something. I’ve seen lots of dancers feet, and her toes still scared me! Cute shoes though.

    • Fanny_Trollope

      Charlie-horse toes.

    • Constant Reader

      I didn’t even know toes could do that. And I really wish I still did not know.

  • zenobar

    Has there ever been such a glum trio of handlers though?

    Having said that – the murse is quite fetching.

    • TRSTL

      The one in the blue check shirt needs to go up a size……. I don’t mind a tight shirt on a man but someone is going to lose an eye when that button pops!

    • demidaemon

      Looks like some people got bitchslapped that day. Doesn’t she look like a bitchslapper?

  • Anna

    Thought the first outfit was pretty cute until I got to her toes.

  • MarissaLG

    She better keep working that pole dance hard because I still don’t know who she is.

    • Karen Belgrad

      The Vampire Diaries and formerly of Degrassi: TNG

  • sugarkane105

    Finally! A skirt that gives you a Kardashian bubble-butt. Just what every girl wants?

    • demidaemon

      Unfortunately, in this day and age, probably yes.

    • melisaurus

      I used to intentionally buy skirts that made my hips look bigger. Now my hips have finally grown in (aka I gained some weight) so I don’t have to.

  • SewingSiren

    The skirt in the top picture looks like it was made from a pillowcase, one of those horrible DIY projects that still look like a pillowcase when your finished.
    The second one looks like a panty griddle.

    • smayper

      The typo made me giggle, imagining a panty griddle. The kind of thing you use to make panty pancakes…or something.

      • demidaemon

        I was trying to figure out what a panty griddle was for a second there.

  • SayWhaaatNow

    That first photo gives off some serious Jessica Rabbit-proportion illusion.

  • I admire her determination not to be just another Canadian actress we toss back after she’s done.

    • MilaXX

      The Degrassi spawn do alright if they can make it state side.

      • demidaemon

        To be fair, soap operas do seem to do a good job of polishing people up, whether they stay in that genre or not.

  • Rhonda Shore

    I’m down w/any shoes that don’t show her toes curling in pain.

  • J.W.

    That top shirt – I doubt many men would feel safe putting their face between those bobbies and going brrrrrr… lol

  • hughman

    Yeah, noooo. I get the impression she thinks she’s Anna Piaggi but she just looks like a crazy person.

  • TropiCarla

    I watch TVD under duress (from my baby sis). She is a beautiful but terrible actress. I always get yelled at for laughing during her emotional scenes. The crying is HIGH in entertainment value. My toddler does a better fake cry than she does.

    • demidaemon

      Oh, CW, never change.

  • IAmJ

    I feel like we all needed a warning before witnessing the shit that’s going on in those sandals.

  • MandyM

    Her feet look so pained in the first look. Like they are screaming, “PLEASE! Buy some pumps! Or chucks! Anything!”

  • Tanya Wade

    Love the top in the first and pumps in the last. All else is a “non.”

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Her poor toes look like uncooked shrimp.

  • Bexxx

    “I don’t see you out there walking children in nature!” is to this day the best moment in Drag Race history.
    This girl looks crazy but gives great bitch face in look #2.

    • Jacob Bowen

      And the song that Tammie put out afterward is hilariously odd aka EXTREMELY Tammie.

  • Shawn EH

    She’s pretty and tall. I give her points for effort.

  • MilaXX

    That first look is too many ideas shoved into one look. That shirt belongs with a pair of boyfriend jeans and those shoes belong to the podiatrist who’s gonna have to repair those crooked toes. The second look wouldn’t be bad if the skirt wasn’t so tacky. I’m not sure if making the lining black would have helped, but it certainly would be better than the flesh colored one. Like the shoes, but not with this already busy outfit.

    • MilaXX, did you read my mind? Honestly, you wrote what I was composing in my head as I was looking at the photos. Practically verbatim. The one word I would have changed was “like” to “love”, as in “LOVE the shoes, but not with this already busy outfit.” #sistafromanothermista

    • demidaemon

      I wasn’t even sure that tacky skirt was lined.

  • kerryev

    Agreed on the dress’ tacky skirt but I like the two patterns together.
    On second thought, I realized the thought process behind those shoes amounts to ‘high-heeled Vans’ and may have just ruined them for myself.

  • The first skirt is giving her polterbooty.

  • alyce1213

    I want to add “walking children in nature” to my arsenal of admirable qualities. (I’ll be laughing about that all day, thanks.)
    Outfit #1 is a pass, #2 would be great with a solid black skirt.

  • decormaven

    What a shame to see those pumps in the second look wasted on that dress.

    • conniemd

      Yeah, I loved them when TLo showed us the Biondi collection.

  • Hoffa_w_HerHead

    I love both looks. I don’t want to think about it any more than that. I just do.

  • Lisalady161

    Wow. So much…much.

  • Qitkat

    I’m a little unnerved by that print on her chest. What IS that thing? No, don’t anyone answer, I don’t think I want to know.
    Agreed about the checked pumps, they need to be deployed with a different garment solution.

    • kimmeister

      I’m going to be disobedient and answer you anyway! Bedazzled yellow lips with a gap between the front teeth.

      • Qitkat

        Corn on the cob with a vicious black mold attack!

      • demidaemon

        I’m with kim, although the message about putting an open mouth right over your breasts is a little disconcerting.

  • kimmeister

    Pic 1: Now THAT is a weird way to hold a bag! Holding your arm so that there’s a crook in the elbow, but then clutching it with your hand facing up? Weird. Seems like a forearm workout.

    Pic 2: Other than the stupid skirt, I think shoes are an inspired choice to pair with that dress. But, I might just be blindly in love with those shoes. And yay! They’re her size!

  • suzinrva

    Scroll down YIKES on those toes. Owie.

    • anyalama

      I actually shrieked at that sight.

  • Whitney Barkley

    Does she hang with TSwift? Cause this is some primo matching blindness.

  • Constant Reader

    I’m going out on a limb and saying that I actually like the skirt in the first look, but it deserves better everything else than what she put with it. The second dress looks like it was going for “quirky” and landed on “dated frankendress.” The harlequin shoes are cute, but add to the confused mess.

  • paintedfish

    that second skirt looks like a girdle and those toes made me gasp out loud.

  • marlie

    Not even basic cable… Her show is on network tv. But yeah, she’s definitely making sure that people are still talking about her. Though yes, that second skirt is tacky.

  • Pterodactyl111

    Wow, I NEED shoes #2.

  • livesarah

    The mouth on her shirt looks to have an expression of dismay… When I saw her skirt I knew why.

  • quiltrx

    Those second shoes are EVERYTHING, though!
    Those are some, ahem, interesting handlers. She got the memo DRad didn’t about them not looking better than you, huh? I kinda like the one in the brightly-colored kicks…but the other two look really depressed.

  • SoAnnaPropriate

    I love the top half of the second look and would wear it with a simple black skirt and those checker-flag pumps, if inability to wear stilettos were not a factor.

  • Columbinia

    Spectacular body, great legs. Who even notices what doesn’t work here?

  • MarshaMarz

    i remember her on DEGRASSI – just amazing to watch her now

  • evave2

    I thought the first skirt made her butt look HUGE in the shot. I don’t know if it was just the shot but it looks HUGE. Like any woman anywhere should stay the hell away from that skirt.

    I did not like the second skirt either. I don’t need to know if she’s wearing panties or not.

  • demidaemon

    I feel like, in each of these looks, one piece is of or doesn’t go so badly it causes eye twitching (for example, the skirt in look two). That said, I think look one is more successful overall, just because I can like the individual pieces though not the overall effect.