Pippa Middleton in an Alice By Temperley LBD in London: awful or cute?

OH DEAR LORD. What in the world is Pippa Middleton wearing?! Ugh. Let’s do some background first, shall we? Duchess Kate’s little sister Pippa has been keeping a much lower profile lately, basically ever since the awful incident in which Pippa was out joy-riding with a bunch of French dudes in Paris and one of them started waving a gun around while Pippa laughed. Pippa was criticized and she was forced to “take her medicine” – meaning, she had to limit her public exposure for a while, and when she did make public appearances, she made sure not to draw attention to herself. Well, I guess that period is now over, because these are new photos of Pippa at last night’s London premiere of Shadow Dancer.

Pippa is wearing Alice By Temperley – I actually think Alice Temperley makes lovely, feminine, girlishly-wearable clothes ordinarily (I’ve always wanted Duchess Kate to wear more Temperley), but this dress is just kind of awful and cheap-looking. You know what it looks like to me? Holmes & Yang. This looks like something cheap that Katie Holmes would have made (and worn herself). Of course, the fact that it’s PIPPA who is wearing the dress doesn’t help matters. Some women can make a burlap sack look like Chanel (cough-DianeKruger-cough). Some women can make Chanel look like burlap – like Pippa. Why is she orange? Why is her eyeliner so, so heavy? And, again, why is her skin that color?

Incidentally, this film actually looks kind of good. It’s set in 1990s Belfast (before the Good Friday Accord) where “an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son’s welfare.” Guess who is in it? Ladies, prepare yourselves… CLIVE OWEN. And he was at the premiere too. Do you think he spoke to Pippa? Oooooh, I will be so mad at her if she tried to flirt with The Clive.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. superjoy says:

    mega-cute and age-appropriate

  2. Aud says:

    I agree with Karl Lagerfeld. Can’t look at her face without rolling my eyes. Don’t understand the fascination with Pippa.

    • Memory30 says:

      Thank you!!!! She’s just the sister and she’s not even pretty, sexy or interesting wtf is the obsession with her Goooooooddd!!!

    • Genevieve says:

      ITA…I’m a bit biased, I’m sure, as I have clan in GB who consider the Middletons the British version of the Kardashians.

      However, judged on her own merit…I think she REALLY tried her hardest to pull off a great look. As others have already stated, it’s difficult to do when you look like an Oompa-Loompah.

      That Sharpie-style eyeliner. And WHAT is up with that HORRIBLE slumping? No woman looks good in anything at all if they can’t even make an effort to stand up straight.

      Not to be mean, but…I’m Team Lagerfeld.

  3. PHD in Gossip says:

    Too Much Fake Orange Tan! Absurd!

    • p says:

      In this case, the family was supposed to have been on holiday during the Olympics that “poor Kate” had to miss out on due to her duty representing Britain. Perhaps that was the family’s excuse as to why they were not included/seen during the festivities. So therefore if she showed up publicly without a tan…. then people would question the holiday and therefore the non-inclusion during the Olympics. SO.. the ORANGE face was to SAVE face!

  4. Jackie O says:

    the eyeliner, dated outfit, orange tan, side hair flip…dear lord, make it stop.

  5. boka says:

    she looks like a monkey. and doesn’t have a sense for fashion.and I don’t want to be mean.

  6. only1shmoo says:

    She always puts herself together well, but unfortunately all I really notice on her is the thick strokes of eyeliner. Woman, your eyelids are not a canvas, give them a break!

  7. Jenna says:

    Why is the sister of the future Queen of England taking style tips from the Jersey Shore?

    Shudder. People should not be orange. Can we all just agree on that?

  8. Anna says:

    She’s competing with the Tanning Mom.

  9. phaksi says:

    I like the dress, but the makeup and the tan are awful

    • kibbles says:

      Exactly. The dress looks okay. It looks like something you could buy for sale on Asos. Okay to wear to an after work event; not something I’d wear to a movie premiere if I were a rich celebrity. The biggest issue is Pippa herself. She makes a mediocre dress look incredibly cheap because of her fake tan, heavy eyeliner, and her overall persona which screams cheap and low class.

  10. loma says:

    What is it with her face? I”ll never get used to it, never.

  11. The Divine Miss M says:

    For some reason, this dress instantly made me think of the spring dance episode of the original 90210 – the one where Brenda and Kelly wear the same hideous black-and-white dress. And Shannen Doherty wore it better.

  12. Eleonor says:

    “I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.” Oooh you are so right Karl,next time you could add only one last thing Pippa is orange.

  13. Bubbling says:

    Meanwhile somewhere in America Tan Mom is crying bitter tears of defeat.

  14. bea says:

    Looks like she’s going to an office party!

    I do commend her for at least wearing something below cooch-level, but that’s about it.

  15. khaveman says:

    I can barely see past her fake bake orange glow. Just awful. The dress is ok — I think better shoes and earrings could have helped it.

  16. fairy godmother says:

    Sadly Pipster has been in the public eye before this- when she just had to be front & center at Wimbleton behaving like a buffoon w/ the lazy sister.
    A ridiculous pair.

  17. GoodCapon says:

    Google ‘Pippa Middleton is’ and the first suggestion you get is ‘Pippa Middleton is ugly’. Says it all really! I wonder how the social climbing/husband-hunting is going for her?

    I also wonder why celebrities shun paparazzi following them on the streets but pose for photographers during events. The latter can be as rabid especially if it’s a popular celeb, yet it’s okay to stop and pose for them and not do the same with the former? *shrugs*

  18. Chicagogurl17 says:

    They should just stop selling eye liner in England. All those etiquette and manners classes and no one taught these girls how to do make-up? They look so 80′s

  19. Talie says:

    Speaking of Holmes & Yang, Pippa would be perfect in their front row. Katie Holmes should be all over that.

  20. sanna says:

    What happened to Kate and Pippa when they were young that has caused them to abuse eyeliner like this? poor eyeliner. :(

  21. marie says:

    Oompa Loompa with eyeliner.. she could be pretty but the eyeliner seems way too harsh..

  22. NYC_girl says:

    Oh, I love Clive so much. Thank you, thank you…

  23. Jaded says:

    Good Lord she’s so orange she must glow in the dark – she just looks cheap cheap cheap.

  24. Gossip PHD says:

    The Pippa self-promotion campaign was completely absurd.

    Thankfully, thanks to Karl & and indiscreet gun in Paris she is OVAH! (Oh, why couldn’t she learn from her discreet and classy sister?)

    I think the ideal match for Pippa is Prince Albert of Monaco. Too bad no one thought of that before he got hitched to someone who obviously has no interest in the position.

  25. lucy2 says:

    That orange tan looks terrible! As does the heavy eye liner.

  26. Jessica says:

    Oh, Clive. Glad he’s back and looking so rested and gorgeous.

  27. BW says:

    Good grief people, will nobody think of the Clive Owen? He looks really hot here. He’s not so bloated as he has been in the recent past. I think my knees just melted.

  28. Sachi says:

    There’s something about her that is always so…cheap-looking.

    Most of the outfits she wears look cheap, frumpy and messy, (ie. her outfits worn to weddings) as if she slept in them and just rolled out of bed 10 minutes before going to an event without even brushing her teeth or combing her hair. That’s the vibe she gives off, IMO.

    She never looks “fresh” or effortless, and she never looks elegant or sophisticated. Add to that her stringy hair, bad tan, and horrid makeup, and she looks like a disaster most of the time.

    She and her sister share the ability to cheapen the clothes they wear, no matter how expensive. Kate wins out by a thin margin because given a ton of effort and the perfect combination of hairstyle, makeup, clothes, and accessories, she does manage to pull off looking elegant and dignified from time to time.

    Pippa, not so much. She peaked at her sister’s wedding and it’s been downhill from there.

    • LAK says:

      I think for the wedding they tried to tone down the tan because she wasn’t so radio active.

      If you google pictures of her from before the wedding, she is very orange. I think that’s what she prefers.

      • Sachi says:

        Yes, she looked good at Kate’s wedding. Her hair and makeup were done by a stylist, I believe, so she looked good.

        I remember seeing some photos of her after her breakup with Loudon last year. She looked like she stopped tanning and almost had her natural skin tone. She looked pale and very haggard, but she looked much better than this orange mess.

  29. Devon says:

    I just moved to Edinburgh last week and I have noticed an overwhelming number of tanning salons and women with a crap ton of eyeliner on. Someone who is from the UK, please correct me if I’m wrong since I’m so new here, but it seems like that’s just the style over here.

  30. DeltaJuliet says:

    This chick looked really good ONE TIME, can’t she go away now???

  31. Relli says:

    Every time I see her I have an overwhelming urge to yell, “that’s a man baby.”

  32. TG says:

    So is this orange tan thing something that has escaped from the USA and jumped across the pond? Come on Brits you can do better than that. We in the USA actaully do have some things worth copying, such as good teeth, but the tans and eyeliner are trash all around. I never undestood the fascination with Pippa either. And I am still scratcing my head about the whole Pippa’s a** thing. What a**? I loved her bridesmaids dress but there was no bum in sight. She looks like the perfect tanorexic 40 year-old. On the otherhand, I really like The Duchess of Cambridge and think she looks elegant in almost anything she wears. Oh forgot to say, I love the white lace on the dress, just not the black with it. Looks like something I would have worn back in the 80′s.

    • MST says:

      She looks okay, but that tan has got to go. Doesn’t she have a stylist, with all that money? And I agree about the nonexistent behind. I didn’t know what the fuss was about. No offense to anyone here, but people of Northern European extraction tend to have flat posteriors. I saw a exhibition of Diana’s dresses at the Philadelpia Museum of Art and not only were they tiny, they could have only been worn by someone with an ingrown azz.

  33. Tanya says:

    I find it hard to believe she’s in her 20s?????!!!!…..

  34. HME says:

    Was anyone else surprised that the Middletons weren’t ALL OVER the Olympics? There must have been a decree from on high forcing them to lay low during the games so the focus would be on William, Kate and Harry.
    Pippa reminds me of the girls at my high school who, even in the dead of winter when it was -40, looked like they slept in tanning beds. And her hair here really makes me think that Kate does indeed wear extentions, LOTS of them.

    • lea says:

      yes, exactly! i was also thinking about the extentions thing… i mean kate did have the same hair structure and hairline like her ugly sister. even in the engagement pic her hair looked like pippas here. but than all of a sudden: woooop, magic happened. big, full, long hair…

      and why is this person, who is really a NOBODY, invited to a movie premiere?? and why the hell are this two sisters so tanorexic?

  35. Luise says:

    The Orange Pip is just plain nasty trash. I wish she and all of her lot would just go away. Anything she wears looks cheap and atrocious. What a lode stone she is for for RF.

  36. ruby says:

    Wow you people crack me up XD An Oompa Loompa ?

    I absolutely agree, people should not be orange. Her skin is just horrendous. SO trashy. What makes these girls think UV damage is sexy ?

    The dress is bleh – that white lacy bit is awful and looks like it was slapped onto the black dress at the last minute.

    I find it interesting to compare her hair and Kate’s, it shows that Kate definitely uses tons of extensions. Their hair used to look the same ! As well as being totally overdone those sausage curls owe nothing to Mother Nature.

    Lastly – racoon eyeliner. I don’t know what makes these girls think it is flattering, it makes her eyes look round.

  37. taxi says:

    Bad dress. Looks like a black strapless over a white t-shirt.

  38. The Original Denise says:

    God! The fake orange skin and the eyeliner! What is it with the Middleton women?? They are determined to look 15 years older than they are! Pippa always looks budget.

  39. Nina says:

    Interesting idea for a dress, but very poor execution. I usually don’t like Pippa’s clothes or style… unimaginative and under-accessorized, which was the case with Kate for awhile too, but they’ve clearly unleashed the stylists on her of late. Now, Clive, you are gorgeous. Did you get new hair?

  40. some bitch says:

    As a girl of English and Irish descent… we are not people who look particularly good with fake tans and would benefit from simply abstaining from this stupid fad. How I wish pale girls would just take good care of their skin and quit burning it!

    She looks AWFUL for a girl in her 20s and a lot of it has to do with the tanning, not to mention that TERRIBLE eye makeup that was popular circa 2002.

  41. little-red says:

    Give Up The Tanning Bed. You aren’t even 30 and you look 45.

    While I am on it, fer crissakes, do something different with that hair

  42. garvels says:

    Her skin color is all wrong.

  43. janet says:

    She looks worn out…..like in her 40′s. Kate is far more better looking than Pippa.

  44. Lizzie says:

    At least this site has the right name. I have never seen such a lot of bitchy comments. I trust everyone feels better after spouting all this spleen!

  45. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    Please, no more pics of this hag. She’s not even classy enough to be on Jersey Shore.

  46. lara says:

    Pictures of this woman always give me the urge to grab my sunscreen.

  47. Aurelia says:

    Fortunately lazy kate takes after the fathers side looks wise. Pipster takes after mumma midds and they both look like they have had hard lives due to the fact they are descended from hardworking coal digging stock. Its a look that is breed in.

  48. Reece says:

    Not awful but boring. Which can worse at times. That’s not down to Pippa that’s the designer. It looks like something I put together in my college costuming class. You can find that same carbon copy sweet heart LBD anywhere and stitch some lace on it and have the same dress. Boring. Unimaginative. Sad. Her earrings have more going for them than this dress. Sorry, Rant over, in a bad mood today. I’m already planning on a chocolate cake feast for dinner when it cools off some.

    I’m over talking about the tanning and eyeliner. Her and Duchess Big Sis aren’t going to change it now near and past 30.

  49. poof says:

    As my boyfriend would is fond of saying, “good rig, bad mug”.

  50. jen7waters says:

    I’m so tired of seeing the Middleton sisters with eye-liner ALL THE TIME.

  51. christina says:

    I love the dress and shoes. Her physique is fabulous but don’t care for the tan…Honestly, what is wrong with your own skin color??? So what if you’re not naturally tan, you can still look beautiful and gorgeous!

  52. Camille (The original) says:

    Clive!! God I adore that man. He is so, so sexy.

    As for Pippa she needs a head to toe makeover. She desperately needs a new hair style for starters.

  53. christinne says:

    what’s with the overgrown eyebrows? jeez! never mind the clown make up.

    how is it possible that the three middleton women all look the same. i swear to god is the use liquid eyeliner as their security blanket….or a way to find their tiny eyes….

    ma middleton looks like THE whore house “madam”…

  54. Az says:

    Way to bury the lead! My Clive, looking sexy as usual. That man is just YUM.

  55. HoustonGrl says:

    Oh dear…she looks like Cleopatra the Carrot, and don’t even get me started on that Forever21 dress. Shame because she is actually pretty under all that gunk!

  56. Dirtnap says:

    Pippa, the set designer for “Mama’s Family” called; she needs those lace curtains back.

  57. molly says:

    The dress itself isnt bad, its Pippa that makes it bad. That woman is tacky as hell- just like Kate.
    Dont get me started on the eyeliner. I swear, its worse than Kates! Im sorry, but Pippa is one unatractive women. It seems that Karl was right.

  58. Ella says:

    The dress is cute. As others have said, the tan is horrible, and I’m not sure why both Middleton sisters seem to like black eyeliner on the lower lashes. So dated, so ageing.

  59. andrea says:

    are they trying to imitate the late princess di with the eyeliner thing?

    she also used a lot of black eyeliner- in every picture of her, she had very similar eyeliner. but in her case it was not so outstanding and ugly, because she had blue eyes.

    • LAK says:

      She also had big eyes.

      The middleton sisters have small eyes which they insist on making smaller with the way they apply their eyeliner.

      plus, in both sisters’ cases, the eyebrows need work. why go to all the trouble of putting on that much make up and be as groomed as they are, but leave the eyebrows bushy!!!!?!

  60. mrsjennyk says:

    Ahh the pippster and I have the same shoes :)