Jennifer Lawrence in black & blue Stella McCartney: flattering or not so much?

Jennifer Lawrence

On Saturday evening, Jennifer Lawrence was honored at Santa Barbara film festival with the “Outstanding Performance of the Year Award” for her performances in last year’s Silver Linings Playbook as well as The Hunger Games, which is a nice touch since the latter isn’t getting any love from awards season. I figured it would at least qualify for a costume design Oscar nomination since Mirror Mirror is apparently worthy. Oh well. But this award from Santa Barbara is a pretty big deal since past winners include Heath Ledger, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Viola Davis, and Charlize Theron. Go, JLaw!

Jennifer Lawrence

In the fashion stakes, however, Jennifer doesn’t score nearly as often as with her acting gigs. Here, she wore a black-and-blue Stella McCartney jumpsuit that actually isn’t that bad for Stella McCartney, who usually designs clothes that are terribly unflattering to the female body (illusion dresses be damned). Here, Jennifer’s body looks pretty great, and it’s already been proven that she tends to look good in midnight blue. I do like the corset-like waist on this jumpsuit, and the asymmetrical cut around the bust is a nice workaround for JLaw’s self-admitted lopsided boobs (just kidding, really — lots of women are slightly lopsided, and I never even noticed she was off-balance, so to speak). So this look isn’t half bad considering it’s Stella, and a strapless jumpsuit is a nice choice for a less-formal awards show.

Where Jennifer really scores though is with her hair and makeup. Her hair is styled in a very beachy manner, and it’s loose without being too messy. The makeup is also quite flattering too — she’s positively glowing. Most of the time, JLaw’s makeup is rather severe, so whoever did the deed for this show needs to be around for the Oscars as well.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Here’s Jennifer arriving for a “Jimmy Kimmel Live” appearance last Thursday. What a gorgeous, figure-hugging dress! Both the color and the thigh-revealing split work in her favor.

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN

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  1. gee says:

    She looks really great in both outfits! So pretty.

  2. Riana says:

    Going to have to disagree, horrible choice with her eye makeup, it makes it look like they rolled her out of bed to rush her to the event. She looks like she has bags when she doesn’t.

    I really like the top of her outfit, the bottom not so much. She looks awesome in the yellow though!

  3. Joanna says:

    I love that jumpsuit. She has the body that looks great in about anything. slim but still has curves.

  4. T.C. says:

    Not a fan of the patchy colors but at least it fits nicely. For a Stella McCartney design it could have been so much worse. Love the hair and makeup. Best so far this season.

    • CC says:

      THIS. And let’s face it, if it weren’t for wo her daddy is, there’s no way she’d have succeeded as a designer with her no-taste.

      Jennifer looks ok, considering …well, not really, I still think the design is FUG but that’s no fault of hers, she’s doing the best with it that she can.

  5. Faye says:

    How is Stella McCartney even a designer? Every time I see an outfit of hers it looks like something a six-year-old taking a sewing class put together.

    J Law looks fabulous in that orange dress, though.

  6. Lilalis says:

    I really dislike her hair and make up here. Those bangs she is growing out need to be styled differently IMO (could look way better if not parted in the middle) and her eye make up looks like she is wearing it since hours or maybe since yesterday.

  7. Mel says:

    How is Stella McCarteny even allowed to sell stuff? The jumpsuit is terrible unflattering but the color loks gorgeous on her skin.
    She looks quite off in the eyes, must be the pneumonia that she clearly does not have.

  8. GoodCapon says:

    Ohhh I like the jumpsuit! But what’s going on in the bust area? One side looks lopsided. Is it the stitching? I also think the fabric could’ve been higher. Otherwise she looks great!

  9. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    If one had to make an emergency restroom stop how would that be possible?

  10. daisydoodle says:

    after the oscars, these actressed must be really tired of dressing up every night…it’s fun for an event or two, but to keep dolling up every night has to be a grind….although if I’m paid to do it, I think I could suck it up…

  11. La Calabaza says:

    Her body is to die for!!! Growing prettier every day!!!

  12. Ms Kay says:

    Don’t like the make up, with the flashlights one can see it makes her look very pale compared to he neck down and shoulders, on the 4th pic she looks like her head has been put on another body.

    Love the yellow dress.

  13. Jm says:

    She could not look any more uncomfortable in that jumpsuit . . .

  14. allons-y alonso says:

    that makeup makes her look as though she’s sporting the mother of all hangovers

  15. pretty says:

    her body is just perfect. she’s beautiful~~!

  16. Toniko says:

    She has to ditch Rachel Zoe as her “new stylist” and go back to Elizabeth Stewart. Her RC outfits in 2011 were so much better and flattering.

  17. Lexie says:

    wow. i didn’t recognize her in the first photo. she doesn’t look like herself.

    and the yellow dress…amazing!

  18. Lulu says:

    I actually like the jumpsuit with the exception of the bust area where one of the flaps? is folded outward instead of up. It should have been made more structured there. Duh Stella. But Jennifer looks stunning in all of these photos. Love her!

  19. pinkheart says:

    Her body looks so good in that blue dress ,but not sure abt her makeup ,smthn about the eye makeup ,she needs to get herself Kstews makeup artist in exchange of some acting tips .cant stop staring at that gorgeous yellow dress

  20. judyjudy says:

    I always feel the urge to pull the tops of her outfits up. Everything she wears looks like it is too small up top. Her hair looks great though. And I love the yellow dress (because I don’t have the urge to adjust it)

  21. val says:

    That yellow dress is pretty. But Jennifer is no great beauty. She is just okay in the looks, at least she CAN act though.

  22. Dee Cee says:

    Stella is stunned, over shocked something she designed looks good on someone..

  23. Dawn says:

    So there is something off about the pant suit, great color and all but something is off. But I do love the gold dress. That was great, young and cool.

  24. andrea says:

    The top half of the Stella looks good, the bottom half is just blah. The yellow dress looks great, and it made me realize JLaw’s got some pretty nice stems. I think she’s lost quite a bit of weight, probably from all the traveling while recovering from whatever it was she had.

  25. val says:

    She looks toxed up in the first pic…I don’t know maybe it’s the makeup or lightning…

  26. Tania says:

    Her make up looks awful and dirty. Like it was done 2 days ago and she’s been sleeping in it. She looks nearly unrecognizable and almost as if she’s done something to her face. That is how bad her make up looks.

  27. CTgirl says:

    She looks as good as anyone can in a Stella McCartney “design”. McCarney is the most over-rated, tasteless and just plain tacky designer out there. A jumpsuit – with color blocked stripes no less . . . weeping in my coffee.

  28. Migdalia says:

    She looks like she’s losing weight which is no surprise since she’s about to get Mystiqued. I like the outfit :)

  29. Reece says:

    I like the jumpsuit. Just wish they’d pulled her hair back, loosely would have been fine but back.
    The yellow is hot!

  30. anneesezz says:

    Looove the shoes she has with the tangerine dress. The pantsuit is different, but she is a young girl and can have some fun. I am not a fan of Stella McCartney. Remember that awful mess Kate Hudson wore to the Oscars when she was nominated for Almost Famous? UGH! JLaw needs a new hair stylist or do. I don’t think she cares too much about this stuff though. She’s got the acting chops and knows it. She’s not a waif and doesn’t intend on becoming one for Hollywood and I applaud her for that. Whoever said she’s fat is an idiot. She’s probably a size 4. She’s 5’9″ afterall.

  31. yolo112 says:

    So, I’ve decided that I respect her choices for the red carpet …anyone that continuously pulls the IDGAF card and refuses to wear what’s expected deserves props. Good for her.

  32. BooBooLaRue says:

    OMG! Thank you! I sewed better crap when I was in Junior High HomeEc a thousand years ago. So horrible!

  33. Jordan says:

    I love the pantsuit….gorgeous color, fit. Holy shit, that yellow Pucci dress!…her body looks amazing.

  34. StaCat1 says:

    To quote the eloquent Joe Flacco “Fu**ing Awesome!”

  35. d says:

    The yellow dress is fantastic. Hair, makeup, shoes. Awesome.

    The pantsuit: Sigh. I mean, the colour is great, but wtf with the bodice? Again, nice idea overall, the execution is terrible in that bodice area. Why don’t designers like boobs? It does look like a grade-school jobby. And the hair and makeup…nice idea, but I think they could oomphed it up a bit…like maybe keep the hair down, but maybe style it a wee bit more and maybe a slightly darker shade of lipstick.
    Jennifer has the body type where clean lines and spare but classy and elegant styles work for her. This folded fabic crap is too juvenile. Also, she does look better when she’s NOT glammed up so much, but eeehhhh, they could done a bit better. Or I don’t know, maybe she did it all herself and this kind of stuff isn’t her strong suit, which is fair enough. I mean, she looks great, but I just think it could have been a bit … better.
    She’d look good with styling similiar to Aniston’s of a few years ago imo.

  36. Ginger says:

    She is just so pretty. I’m not a fan of the jumpsuit but it is figure flattering. I detest the color orange but the cut of the dress really works for her. I agree about hair and makeup. She is so young, keep it simple.

  37. Gemini08 says:

    I like this – though the top looks a bit lopsided and probably should have been fixed before she want on the red carpet. JLaw is only 22. I wish she would have a bit more fun with fashion like KStew does. She seems to always dress abit older than she is.

  38. Schneeweißchen says:

    Hum, did she get her lips done? They look so strange in that one pic.

  39. Shira says:

    For a jumpsuit, I loved this.

    That being said, she needs to kick Rachel Zoe to the curb. I freaking HATE her style “sense”.

  40. Elle says:

    I cant believe this dog. She is not pretty. she is not a good actor…she has gotten artificially bloated into this big star. What a true insult for all real actors. Really. Just yikes.

  41. Shane says:

    I guess it’s the “regular girl” appeal but I have a huge crush on her.

  42. xoxokaligrl says:

    Lol she looks like a mess.

    I saw a pix of her in a white dress somewhere and she looked fab.

  43. xoxokaligrl says:

    Lol she looks like a mess.

    I saw a pix of her in a white dress somewhere and she looked fabulous.

  44. Spaz says:

    I love her. I think she’s a fabulous actress. And my boobs are lopsided too. Lefty is an inch higher. It looks weird but oh well. :)

  45. Caroline says:

    Great outfit!! At least this actually fits her body ^.^
    Good eye makeup..but are her lips lined and her complexion looks a bit red…

  46. davyJay says:

    An eighth grade dropout, over rated new “big thing.” Catnip is a little too impressed with herself. She’ll be back to the porn featurettes in a year.