Anne Hathaway in wrinkled, linen-blend palazzo pants in LA: tragic or cute?


First, let me be fair to Anne Hathaway. It’s not like she wore this outfit on a red carpet or to any kind of formal event. She’s allowed to wear whatever she wants in her private life. Anne and her husband Adam Shulman were photographed having lunch with friends at Astro Burger in LA over the weekend. Anne recently stepped out for some rare public appearances (for charity!), and it’s almost like the paparazzi just remembered that she exists. She’s been keeping a low profile for months, which I like and appreciate. So, what I’m saying is that I’m still largely giving Annie a pass.

That being said, this outfit!!! THOSE PANTS. I can totally see how every woman owns a pair of pants like this – you buy the pants because you’re all, “OMG, so comfortable and why not wear more wide-legged stuff? They’re so chic and a lovely linen blend and they’ll go with half my shirts! I’ll look like a J.Crew ad!” And then you wear them out one day and you realize that the pants are the devil. The linen blend means that they don’t hang properly and that they wrinkle in two seconds. And you realize that from the back, your ass looks super-wide. And you never wear them again. They grow dust in the back of your closet. You pull them out once or twice a year, briefly recalling your dream of looking like a chic J.Crew ad. And then you remember.

Maybe I’m reading too much into the pants. Maybe this is just Anne’s subliminal reaction to seeing her husband’s near-constant love for skinny jeans. He wears the skinny jeans in the family, she wears the palazzo pants in the family.





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  1. Miss_Magpie says:

    I think you have to be 11 feet tall to really make pants like those work.

    And now I am craving Astro Burger. Their veggie burger is fabulous, or at least it was 10 years ago…

  2. allons-y alonso says:

    those pants are awful

  3. lucy says:

    Wow. From the back those are definitely…. not good.

    • Nessa says:

      Yeah. From the back… I feel secondhand embarrassment for her. Yikes.

    • Nono says:

      Just from the back? Did you see the front? Those pants really needed a good ironing before she went out in them, and she should have smoothed them out when sitting down.

      That aside, she looks a bit like a French clown. I think they would be better if they were slightly narrower, and perhaps a bit more tapered between the hip and the knees.

      All they needed was a bit of tailoring! You could have looked great, Anne! Why!?

      • Lflips says:

        That’s just what the pants want you to think; no one can actually look great in those pants unless they’re tailored into a completely different pair of pants.

      • Mel says:

        There is no amount of ironing, at any point, that can make linen NOT be wrinkled – unless you stand up all the time, trying not to walk too energetically, because the creases will appear in no time at all.
        The only thing that helps somewhat is lining – which, of course, is next to impossible with this style of pants.

      • Nono says:

        Mmmnope they can work. They just need to be tailored.

        As for linen, Mel … I had a beautiful jacket I had to toss because after one too many heavy nights I’d wrinkled it so badly the crinkles couldn’t come out no matter what I did. All linen needs is a little bit of (preventative) care. :)

  4. blue marie says:

    I’m all for comfort but dang those pants are bad.

  5. Insomniac says:

    Love her, but those pants are dire.

  6. PunkyMomma says:

    All that’s missing are her big clown shoes.

  7. lovelylaura says:

    Yes, the pants are quite unfortunate.

    And now I will be craving Astroburger all damn day, thanks!

  8. carol says:

    why is her husband so skinny?

  9. Dawn says:

    The material is all wrong. I don’t like the wrinkle look at all. But she looks comfi and that’s fine with me.

  10. Dani2 says:

    DAYUM. I was prepared to defend this a little but this isn’t even a matter of personal taste, it’s SO fug.

  11. LadyMTL says:

    Yeaahhhhh, linen is awful unless you plan on never sitting down or bending forward or anything like that. I stopped wearing linen years ago because it just wrinkles so damned easily. (And those horrid pants prove my point, lol).

  12. mia girl says:

    Yeah, the pants are pretty bad, but I’m sure even Anne will agree they were worth wearing because they inspired the artistry of @Kaiser’s second paragraph.

  13. Frida_K says:

    I love palazzo pants and they actually do look good on me so I was prepared to defend these.

    Uh, no.

    The color is heinously boring and the butt wedge from the rear view makes my hindquarters cringe with sympathy and a twinge of fear.


  14. kct says:

    The whole “outfit” makes no sense with the knit hat and summer pants. It could have worked if the pants were longer, along with the right blouse and sandals.

  15. MAB says:

    I’m sick of those pants! Why would you do that to yourself?

  16. smee says:

    I LOVE those pants – but they waaaaaay too short, which makes it all look dorky. Plus, a knitted cap when it’s warm? She obvsly likes wide legged pants – she should get some that fit. With her kind of $ she could have her clothes custom tailored……….

  17. Insomniac says:

    I actually don’t get Hathahate at all…but I do have to admit that, for such a beautiful woman, Anne Hathaway has a tragic sense of style. And this is coming from a through and through jeans-and-t-shirt girl.

  18. janie says:

    Oh my gosh… Really bad! Wonder if she looked in a mirror? I have to say equally as bad is the hat? Good grief, just wasn’t her day at all.

  19. freeloveforall says:

    Forget her. I couldn’t take my eyes away from the husband’s frank and beans squished into those jeans. I was mesmerized and not in a good way. Yuk.

  20. marina says:

    I hate those freaking hats on women. She tries so hard to look “I don’t care” that she looks I don’t care but in a bad way. BTW, it’s after Labor day – time to put away the linen. UGH… she’s a mess.

  21. Evie says:

    her husband gives me gay vibes.

  22. Nicolette says:

    Looks like she’s wearing a potato sack.

  23. Zbornak Syndrome says:

    Ugh, linen blend is the WORST!

  24. Teeny says:

    Her husband sticking his leg up while hugging another man makes me giggle. If he is gay, he should own it instead of being photographed in such an awkward position.

  25. danielle says:

    Maybe with a different shirt NOT a button down, and flat sandles it wouldnt be quite so hideous?

  26. danielle says:

    The worst part is, im not sure this is about comfort. I think she feels very high fashion in this mess.

  27. meow says:

    Throw those pants in the trash, Anne.
    No. Better yet burn them.
    In case some poor homeless person should find them.

  28. Happy21 says:

    I had to poke in and take a look because I thought you must be mistaken in saying “palazzo pants’ but NOPE you weren’t. Dear God Anne Hathaway! You have zero taste. I’m sure they are comfortable but honestly I’m sure there are hundreds, no make that thousands, of pairs of pants that are equally, if not more comfortable. Awful, awful, awful!

  29. Mandy says:

    OMG! So. Very. AWFUL. That last picture says it all! I have a pair of linen pants, too. I always bring them out in the spring and think to myself-oh, these pants are so cute and SO comfortable, why do I not wear them more often?? I think I was just wearing the wrong shirt with them. NO, wait. They make me look like a fat cow no matter WHAT shirt I wear with them! Then I throw them in the very back of my closet. I guarantee you I will not make the same mistake next year!

  30. poppy says:

    the pants do not fit her.
    the rise is way too short. its why the waist looks like its pulling apart and the back looks jammed up her crack.
    the length isn’t helping.
    the width of the bottom hem should never be bigger than your foot.
    doesn’t she have access to fashion people that understand fit? or like her?

    kaiser, you are so funny. i bet your palazzo pants fit better than annE’s and look very Jcrew.

  31. Yelly says:

    There is nothing cute about her, she’s tragic all the way.

  32. Meg says:

    i bet she was going for a katherine hepburn strong feminine look

  33. Dommy Dearest says:

    He looks like her child with those skinny jeans he wears. It’s never a good look.

  34. Siren6 says:

    She could literally fit one skinny jean’d hipster husband in each palazzo pant leg.

  35. LahdidahBaby says:

    Omg Kaiser, it’s like you broke into my house, scoped out my closet, and went right to the bigass ten year old linen palazzo pants I can’t seem to part with. I swear I KNOW you’re right, I should just toss them, but each year when I assess my wardrobe they cry out to me and I try them on yet again in the vain hope that THIS time they will make me look insoucient like Grace Kelly or some haughty J. Crew babe. And each time I slip them on, I realize yet again that what they actually look like is a humungous wad of that brown butcher paper that online merchants pack stuff with sometimes, and what I look like IN them is a stuffed bear caught in the machinery at a recycling plant. Tomorrow the pants are gone. That is all.

  36. Kosmos says:

    The pants are definitely wrinkled and also unflattering, especially with her tennis shoes….it would be easy to find another very comfortable style and toss those, or wear a long skirt or dress, or boots and dress, or any number of other comfortable choices exist rather than these.

  37. Snowpea says:

    I’m not sure whether or not Hathy’s hubby is gay or not but I would put all my life savings on the fact they are not in a sexual relationship of any kind.

    I am expert at reading body language and there is nary a spark or flare between these two…

  38. quita says:

    Those are the ugliest f-in’ pants I’ve ever seen!