Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen: goth fashion disasters?


Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen attended the big Broadway fundraiser Lend Me A Tenor last night. They both decided to play it goth it seems. Can you tell them apart? I never could. Granted, I never cared enough to try. But apparently even professional photographers are having problems with it too – HuffPo notes that most agencies mislabeled these photos, and apparently MK is the one with her hair down…? Who knows? All I know is that this whole goth twins thing is a little ridiculous. Gawker labeled these photos “Olsen Twins Enter the ‘Old Greek Widow’ Phase of Adolescence”. Seriously, they look like 50 year old Goth Ladies Who Lunch. The Sun was equally displeased:

THE only thing missing here is Cousin It.

MARY-KATE and ASHLEY OLSEN appeared to have raided Wednesday Addams’ wardrobe last night as they stepped out in matching black clobber.

Maybe the twins have been indulging in too much ROBERT PATTINSON over the Easter weekend and were inspired by something a little Twilight-esque.

Dressed head-to-toe in black, complete with oversized sunnies, the girls covered their petite frames with gothy ankle-length frocks.

Despite the summertime looming, the only splash of colour came from identical white clutch bags.

The actresses-turned-fashionistas were attending the opening night of Lend Me A Tenor in New York.

[From The Sun]

I don’t know what the weather’s like in New York, but here in the South, we’re having a full-blown heat wave after a terrible winter. I’m wearing my summery best of grey sweatpants and a white t-shirt, and I just turned on my air conditioning. Even if New York isn’t as warm as all that, does MK (?) really need all of these layers of heavy, black fabric? Oh, I guess their “splash of color” was the matchy-matchy white clutches. Ugh. Fashion disaster.


MK & Ashley in NY on April 4, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Tess says:

    This is mental illness a deux.

  2. scotchy says:

    i second that motion.
    they are a couple of crazy little ladies.
    too much time, too much money, and crazy voices in their heads.

  3. Just a Poster says:

    Kaiser I am sporting yoga pants and a tee myself LOL!

    These two.. just odd girls, but then again, did they ever have a chance to be even quasi normal?

  4. ien says:

    it’s mk on the left, ashley on the right.
    the way to tell is through the smile, mk purses her lips much more then ashley does.

    anyway, i actually like mk’s outfit.
    but i’m one of the few who loves her weird fashion style so i’m probably the minority here.

  5. Derek says:

    Who are you to say they aren’t normal because they dress weird? LOL. I mean, you’re in sweatpants for crying out loud. It’s just clothes.

    And ien I love MK’s style too. LOL.

  6. Lady Nightshade says:

    It was beautiful in NYC this weekend! Definitely no need for all the layers.

    These two always look like they’re playing dress-up in Mommy’s clothes.

  7. Hautie says:

    They have the money to buy the very best and still they show up in public like this.

    Why do they insist on dressing like Carrie Bradshaw circa 2001? Even SJP stopped dressing like a blind idiot.

    As much as the Olsens want to be trend setters, unfortunately they just come off looking pathetic. Paris Hilton has better fashion sense than these two.

    And that is not exactly something to brag about.

  8. canadianchick says:

    I like their shades but that’s about it-they look like they are going to a funeral.
    @Kaiser what’d you decide re dying your hair? You’re lucky to live in the south-love it down there this time of year.

  9. e says:

    They could care less about whether we approve. I think they actually enjoy horrifying the public with their fashion. I think it is funny…they can wear whatever they want.

  10. anon says:

    You can tell it’s MK on the left because she’s had some work done to her face, but Ashley hasn’t.

  11. Kaiser says:

    @CanadianChick – I’m definitely going to dye my hair, and probably pretty soon. I just have to bite the bullet and go to CVS and look at all the colors and stuff. CB recommended Feria, I think. I don’t really have any kind of brand loyalty when it comes to hair products – whatever is on sale.

  12. Maritza says:

    I can’t tell the difference either. I don’t think I have ever seen these two wear shorts with tank tops, that would be interesting to see. They would probably look like elementary school girls.

  13. ,,,, says:

    Despite the many opinions regarding their fashion choices, they do well in the fashion world. They have two successful clothing lines – both critically and monetarily so. They’re also friends with Karl Lagerfeld. That’s a lot more than Paris Hilton could say.

  14. People with eaiting disorders like anorexia usually dress in layers to ad bulk for two reasons. To hide what they feel is fat or to hide what others will insist is too skinny. Even when in recovery (which is life long) they continue to do so and MK is a perfect example. Usually she is wearing MANY more layers than her sister.
    BTW – I love them and their clothes.
    Also, BTW – I always wished I was the third triplet.

    And as a side note – even if MK had enough work to look like Heidi MonHag you couldn’t tell because those darn shades are so big!

  15. Sarah says:

    I live in NYC, and yesterday was one of the first warm and sunny days we’ve had this spring — a lot of people took advantage by swearing short sleeves and hitting the parks. But, well, we’re just not as fashionable, I guess. ;)

  16. LolaBella says:

    They have THE BEST shades and handbags; that’s what I like about their boho-chic style.

    This style is not right for everyone, but it works for them.

  17. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    We don’t share fashion tastes at all, but I can’t hate on girls who consistently keep their bits under wraps when the photographers come to roost.

  18. Green Is Good says:

    Don;t these trolls have some crypt to crawl into? Or maybe retire to Grey Gardens.

  19. jover says:

    Adding to Hautie’s remarks – who appointed these two adolescents as fashionista’s – I don’t believe the younger crowd pays much attention to them – but if you want real style take a gander at Grace Kelley on the current VF.

  20. PB&J says:

    jover: interestingly enough, the young folks are all over MKA style. Sometimes they take their look to the extreme, though, and it doesn’t quite translate to the mainstream…

  21. PB&J says:

    but i agree about Grace Kelly. So lovely.

  22. bizbee says:

    personally i like their outfits. i like it that they’re a bit off-beat in their clothing choices but seem somehow true to themselves.

    as for weather, i was in ny on saturday and it got kinda chilly in the evening. i had a tee, blouse, sweater and trench and while that was way too much for the gorgeous afternoon, for morning and night it was ok.

  23. TG says:

    How are their clothes selling when I know my tween girls don’t even know who they are? And I went to NYC in November and I saw nearly every single young woman heading out for the evening in the exact same thing, black tights, black skirt, black boots and black top. The same as everyone wears in DC. I wasn’t impressed.

    And regarding Grace Kelly, I was disappointed at the cover photo, I thought is was Cybill Shepherd in her late 40′s early 50′s, but in reading the article, she is in her 20′s. These pictures do not do her justice.

  24. Amy says:

    I can’t tell them apart either but I know one of them is taller than the other. Figure out which one and there you go. You can even tell in the picture that the twin on the left is taller.

    It’s been nice in PA and I’ve spoken to my parents who live outside NY. They were able to eat outside on the deck, that’s how nice it’s been.

  25. Rianna says:

    Oh well at least they aren’t dressing in booty shorts with their asses hanging out so far I can see what their mama gave them.

  26. kimberly says:

    it’s so 90′s goth glam

    luv it!

  27. Richi says:

    I find their fashion quiet weird! they come up with crazy, horrible dresses that no one could even think of!!!

  28. Ruby Red Lips says:

    How can I not tell the difference – they are not identical but still in every shot I cannot tell who is who.

    I honestly thought it was Ashley on tghe left and Mk on the right as isn’t Ashley taller – tho camera angles are strange…


  29. Kim says:

    I love everything these two have ever worn. No joke.

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  31. Mary-kate AND Clarissa says:

    I think that they are nice people but there designers are pushing them to wear things they dont want to sometimes!!!!

    Mary-kate xx
    p.s proud to have same name Mary-kate big fan of you both luv you xxxx

    I think that there clothes do look a bit gothic but there make-up and hair tones it down and makes it look a bit more casual but they should add a bit of colour to brighten the mood! Everyone beeeee happy!!!!

    Clarissa-Eve XOXO


  32. keira says:

    I love Mk and Ashley, I loke there clothes,It looks nice.So what if they dress in goth clothes!lol.There really nice girls! xxx