Paula Patton in Rhea Costa at the Baggage Claim LA Premiere

Posted on September 26, 2013

Oh, for God’s sake.


Paula Patton attends the premiere of “Baggage Claim” in Los Angeles in a Rhea Costa dress paired with an Inge Christopher clutch, David Yurman rings, Parade Designs earrings, and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.


We’ll say it again: we are all for this girl rocking that amazing bod in her style choices, but there’s “sexy,” and there’s “Girl, you’re looking ho.”

But even ignoring the tacky desperation of it all (which is pretty tough to do, admittedly) we think the design is just bad. Those side panels are ugly and unflattering. And because she’s wearing a version of it at least a size too small on her, it helps complete the illusion that she’s wearing lacy biker shorts instead of a skirt.

And we’re just gonna say it: It looks like her bush exploded. We try not to lapse into the “I can see a vagina in her dress” thing that comes up so often in red carpet commentary, but come ON. That’s ’70s Penthouse on steroids. The single worst deployment of lace we think we’ve ever seen.

We swear we’re not cranky. That shit’s just BAD. We have this sudden new fear that the Robin Thicke/Miley VMA performance was like a pop culture hydrogen bomb of tackiness, with effects slowly rippling outward until it engulfs all of Celebrityland. We may just be heading toward Peak Tacky. The Celebrity End Times.

Okay, maybe we’re a little cranky. But STILL.



[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/]

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