Penelope Cruz in orange: frumpy, unflattering or not that bad?

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Here are some new photos of Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar at the opening of Spain’s “Walk of Fame” in Madrid. Penelope is in Roksanda Ilincic, a designer I’ve never heard of, probably for good reason, because this dress makes beautiful Penelope look frumpy and bumpy. Still, small mercies: Penelope seems to have retired the clip-on bangs-trauma that was killing me during her promotional tour for Pirates of the Caribbean.

My favorite part is just seeing Penelope and her husband/lover/baby-daddy Javier standing next to each other. Slowly but surely, they’ve begun to do more and more events together, showing up for one another and being more couple-y. I think Javi and Penelope are the real deal, so I have my fingers crossed that they stand the test of time. Plus, look at how he looks at her – he’s checking out his hot wife! It’s so cute.

Now, I don’t want to make fun of Spain as a country, because I know Spain is the homeland of la Goop, but this “Walk of Fame” thing looks so budget! I get that Spain has their own film/television industry, so why couldn’t they put together a Walk of Fame that looked a bit more “special” than a Las Vegas party for a Kardashian perfume?

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Photos courtesy of Fame.

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30 Responses to “Penelope Cruz in orange: frumpy, unflattering or not that bad?”

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  1. Jackson says:

    Not that bad as long as she doesn’t stand with her legs apart like the one pic. Not great though.

  2. You don't say says:

    The color looks flat, and it rides up in the back. It is poorly fit in general.

  3. Dorothy#1 says:

    She looks pretty good, but the dress doesn’t fit great. It looks like it is riding up in back.

    They are one hot couple!

  4. Quest says:

    Don’t like the style of the dress or the color…PS: need to keep legs together in these kinda getups – unflattering pose, probably wore it for Javier to have easy access to her biscuits (functionality over couture).

  5. Elena_* says:

    The dress looks a bit strange in certain angles, but I quite like it overall.

    I’m biased, though, because I think Penelope is so, so beautiful. And I just love her with bangs, :)

    Javier looks fantastic too.

  6. Spaniard says:

    As a spaniard I’d rather see Goopy paying us a visit than endure this people, also this walk of fame is fug,expensive and totally unnecessary considering our economic situation. Shame on our politicians to waste our money in this nonsense when they are cutting investments in our healthcare or schools. But that’s for “peasants” of course.

  7. Scout says:

    Not her best look, but I would be hard pressed to EVER call her frumpy! She is stunning!

  8. Adrien says:

    Rebecca Black’s looking great these days.

  9. SoCalGal in FL says:

    Very Unflattering. The hair and drsss make the shoulders look linbacker-ish. The waist area makes her hips look dumpy (which I’m sure they’re not!)

  10. KLaw says:

    I’m confused. In what strange alternate reality is Goop SPANISH?

  11. LadyJane says:

    Can I just say, that in my special universe, Pen’s WORST day (and lets face it, this isn’t her best look) is a gazillion times better than me on my best day. So today, I will refrain from being mean.

  12. original kate says:

    the dress is an odd color and the cut is funky, but i think she is always cute.

  13. TQB says:

    Well, I love the shoes, and, of course, her date.

  14. danielle says:

    Like the color of the dress, love her hair and makeup (and her date, lol). Actually, I think she maybe hasn’t gotten her waist back after having her baby – kind of refreshing that she didn’t lose it all in the drop of a hat.

  15. chloe says:

    The dress is okay, but I don’t like the cream inlay, it looks like a slip showing, plus her hair looks a lttle dirty, she must not have her usual extensions in. Javier is looking better, he must be loosing his pregnancy weight too.

  16. whitney gibson says:

    Penelope who? It’s all about Javier! Javier! Javier! No, really, the color of her dress actually is flattering to the whole olive-complexion thing she’s got going, but the dress itself is weird-a weird cut & fit. Shoes are perfect with dress. Color is more autumn though.

  17. Jennifer says:

    Not the best color nor the best style, but she still looks beautiful and she matches with Javier. They are definitely “the real deal” and my favorite celebrity couple

  18. Pix says:

    You all must be crazy…she just had a baby and looks AMAZING!

  19. Tara says:

    She is a beautiful woman and the dress is okay, I guess, but a good support bra never hurt anybody. I’m just saying.

  20. ZenB says:

    The color washes her out. The dress shows every flaw in her body and hides all the pluses (that is hard to do). As a woman, I love that she looks as dumpy as the average new mom but also as a woman, I wonder WTF she wore that when another dress would hide her small flaws.

  21. sandy#1 says:

    i like her dress, she’s attractive, sassy, her hubby Javier, is adorable.

  22. ladybert62 says:

    Strange dress – dont like it.

  23. blonde on the dock says:

    She looks good for just recently having had a baby. Sorry but I think her husband is sooooo ugly.

  24. magansrest says:

    That bi@tch is so sexy!

  25. yvettew says:

    She’s got Javier. Who cares about the stupido dress? @&*#&#%!

  26. vicky says:

    I am from Spain and I didn’t know we have a “walk of fame” so I went to El Pais (the most important newspaper there) and it turns out Pe, together with other actors and directors, was inaugurating it.

    Regarding the dress, it is not the best option for Pe’s body type, a “costal” (square body + skinny legs) shape. She needs an undergarment squeezing her waist.

  27. Kosmos says:

    Yes, she is very attractive, but not here so much….right,dress is definitely not flattering for her and the color also seems off. I’ve seen her in much nicer looks than this. I love them as a couple though.

  28. Vickyb says:

    I wish it was a proper bright orange – her colouring would look amazing with that. And I HATE the cheap, white lining – it’s so lazy, and if you’re going to dress Penelope Cruz you could at least dye the lining to match the dress if it’s going to show in pictures. It’s just not thought through!

  29. harfang says:

    Aside from the lining I love it. I’m biased toward earthy oranges, especially on women of color. Fits well and all, strangeish cut but she pulls it off.