US Weekly: Jennifer Aniston copies Angelina Jolie’s style

It was just about a year ago that US Weekly claimed that Jennifer Aniston “stole” Angelina Jolie’s look because she dared to wear a dress of a completely different fabric, color and cut that just happened to have a sexy thigh high slit, a designer gown feature that has been popular for years.

Aniston recently wore a strapless black dress with a long sheer skirt, somewhat similar but in no way identical to Angelina’s strapless Elie Saab from the 2009 Oscars. This is not even close to a “who wore it best?” moment, as Aniston’s Dolce & Gabbana dress has a different bodice, neckline, design and fit than Angelina’s. They’re both black dresses with some superficially similar details though, so US is going to go there. Their headline reads “Jennifer Aniston copies Angelina Jolie’s style.” As wrong as they are, I admire that they’re one of the last mainstream celebrity outlets that is willing to be so provocative and bitchy. They sure have it out for Aniston, though, and that’s been true for some time.

Aniston is not my favorite person because I like my celebrities to be able to string a sentence together, but even I will admit that this is a cheap shot. Is she supposed to have her people review all of Angelina’s outfits for the past several years to ensure that she choses something that’s radically different for every event? If Aniston starts wearing shapeless boat neck dresses (and you know that’s not going to happen) then they can make a comparison. She should do it just to get people talking smack, since they’re going to do it anyway.

In related news about Aniston and the Just Go With It premiere, Heidi Montag has backtracked on her comments that Aniston had her banned from the red carpet. The way Heidi explained her gaffe makes it sound like she made up the story.

Oh and it’s also Aniston’s 42nd birthday today! Hope it’s a good one with lots of sun and plenty of margaritas. Or, you know, like any other day for her. Must be nice.




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  1. mln76 says:

    These stories are so dumb, I am sure you could do this type of comparasion with any two actresses. The blame should fall on stylist and designers and not Jen.

  2. renai(jrt) says:

    Wow, in that spit photo of JA and AJ look how much better Angelina looks in general. Her skin just glows next to Jens skin.

    Angelina Jolie definately has angel qualities…

  3. moopsie says:

    I really don’t think jen intentionally copied her. I think stylists pick outfits for stars and sometimes try create drama in the process.

  4. Hautie says:

    And this was the last time Angie Jo was in a good dress too. The dress was obviously custom fitted for her. And it looks great.

    Such a shame that Brad has no taste and keeps insisting on the ugly things she has worn of late.

    Completely agree that US does have a vendetta against Jennifer. Which has gotten old. But I guess that is the only way to sell magazines for them.

  5. Arianna says:

    @ mln76
    i agree… what a dumb story
    although i do like angelina’s dress better,
    i’m not going to play favourites and start that crap up

  6. Rita says:

    Crap!!!! Looks like I’ll have to have these two over for lunch again to get this mess straightened out.

  7. Quest says:

    US Weekly is desperate for stories these days. If they are itching for a real story try covering the Lohan gig or perhaps Charlie Sheen – I am sure he has some coke and chicks up in his pad again.

  8. renai(jrt) says:

    whats with jen and the hand over the belly…….gas pains maybe..

  9. Jennifer says:

    Not one of Jennifer’s better looks. Usually she looks so classy and beautiful. Don’t think black is her color.

  10. Happymom says:

    A strapless black dress-yes, Angie wore the first one ever in history and Jen totally copied her. Eye roll.

  11. nnn says:

    That’s ridiculous, It’s not copying. Maybe inspiration (and why not ?) from the stylist but not copying per se.

    On a general point of view, Haute Couture, long gowns, especially of that type fit better long legged lean bodies with very long legs and shorter trunk (Jolie, Kidman, Theron).

    While the shorter and meatier legs are better for shorter dresses as it add the illusion of length to the legs.

    I remembered when i was modelling, they only took models of 5’9″+, often 5’10″ or 5’11″ for Haute Couture because of their very long legs. It makes them stand out and siren like while the 5’7″ and under looked more stumpy with it.

  12. Melanie says:

    Angie wins this round. She looked so much better even two years ago. I think that is why everyone wants every woman to have kids. They age the hell out of the parents.

  13. renai(jrt) says:

    I take it that Jens just go with it hair matched the title of the movie. Seems like she adopts a hair look for every other movie look she is in and stays with it for the premiere. Looks like it needs a brush and put it up and out of her face.

  14. grazi says:

    Well, she is normally better dressed than AJ, so I can’t see how she is copying something, especially cause I havent seen her in a sack yet. And besides, and even if she did, the dress would look better on her since she has a great body and Angie not so much. However, Angie has a prettier face – I have to mention this otherwise people here will atack me for not praising the blog’s goddess. lol

  15. Lisa says:

    I think Angie wore her dress best simply because of her skin tone and her accessaries made everything pop!!!! She also carries herself better than Jennifer…not trying to bash on ja but it’s very true. In this particular case aniston kinda just looks thrown together…no accessaries, no posture, her hair is a mess so if they wanna play who wore it best hands down angie did but since they have stylest that pick this shit out I don’t think anyone copied Angie!!!!

  16. RHONYC says:

    OMG! she & my mom have the same birthday which is today!
    holy crap…that Aquarius stuff explains ALOT about Aniston. noooow i get it. lol

    the dress is a disaster on her.

    it makes her have ‘linebacker shoulders’.

    risqué sexy has NEVER been her bag. she should stick to what she knows…safe, boring calvin klein sheaths.

    & her stylist should be fired for giving her that cheap ass looking clutch…what is that Target or Walmart?

    sh*t, she could’ve done better at H&M for pete’s sake!

    fail. :-(

  17. Melanie says:

    I love huge emerald earrings with dark hair. If I had $$ I would sport a 50 pound pair until my earlobes hung to my knees.

  18. mymy says:

    Did not like Jens dress. The one thing I have loved on Angie are those emerald earrings. Don’t like the black on either of these woman. Why can’t the wear more color?

  19. renai(jrt) says:

    everything about that look on Jen is bad the angle straps the large grey clutch, the I just let a fart look on her face in all those pics… the girl was having an off night….. AJ=perfection in every way……… sad for Jen good for AJ

  20. renai(jrt) says:

    I know…….those emerald ear rings… i could just eat, they look so good!!

  21. Solveig says:

    Oh, I thought it was something like “Jen copies AngieJo because she wore a very AWFUL dress (as AngieJo does) at the ‘Just go with it’ premiere”
    That does make more sense to me.
    And that one above is probably one of the few AJ’s black dresses that I really like.

  22. renai(jrt) says:

    take a look at the females in the photo’s behind Angie…… they are just in awe to stare at such beauty…not the men so much, they dont appreciate

  23. eja102 says:

    I just thank god I am a nobody. If people compared me to my ex’s new flame all the time, well.
    I’d win, of course. But still, the pressure.

  24. What’s with Jen’s wide stance? Not an attractive pose, especially in that sheer skirt. She looks like she just got off a horse or something.

  25. Cruisin_Through says:

    Pffffft! Black dresses are soooooooooooooounusual in H’wood! This is so ridiculous, it’s funny.

  26. Solveig says:

    Ps: are those earrings made of real emeralds? They are so “radioactive green” I’m almost sure they are made of kryptonite.

  27. devilgirl says:

    I see, so Jolie is the only woman to ever wear a strapless, black dress, and anyone in Hollywood, particularly her boyfriend’s ex-wife, who wears that style of dress is copying Jolie? Give me a break!

    I wore a strapless Vera Wang to an event 10 yrs ago. Was I copying Jolie?

  28. im awful says:

    um, they both have horribly boring style. jennifer is slightly less boring than angelina. but still pretty boring.

  29. Emmy says:

    People need to stop pitting these two women against each other. Both look great.

    Happy Birthday Jen. Mine tomorrow, Aquarian’s are often misunderstood.

  30. Dolly Llama says:


  31. someone says:

    I seriously doubt that she copies anything from AJ…

  32. Cheyenne says:

    Very dopey article. They both wear black because black is safe. I like the top half of Aniston’s dress a lot but the bottom is ridiculous and the wide stance makes her look awkward and ungainly. And for God’s sake, somebody give her a comb!

    Yes, Solveig, those green earrings are real emeralds. Eat your bitter little heart out.

    @Hautie: Seems like the tabs have split. US has a vendetta going against Aniston, and In Touch has had the knives out for Jolie for the past six years. Life & Style waffles back and forth.

  33. Cherry Rose says:

    Angelina an angel? Oh please. While she does many good things, Angelina Jolie is not this perfect woman.

    And Jennifer Aniston does not copy Angelina Jolie. As of late, Jen has bee dressing better than Angelina Jolie has.

  34. irishserra says:

    Woah, that dress on JA is NOT flattering. The ability to see her thighs in what was an attempt, I assume, at elegance totally takes away from the entire look. The way she is standing isn’t helping either.

  35. Melanie says:

    @Cheyenne: Well, according to Esquire, she may have to pawn those big ol earring soon (if they are not borrowed to begin with) LOLOL! I am going to check ebay.

  36. DoMaJoReMc says:

    I think the time has definitely come to STOP pitting (excuse the pun) these two beautiful ladies against one another. For God’s sake, let them live their lives. Each of them is beautiful in their own right, and I’m sure the last thing EITHER of them wants is the continuous comparisons to each other. Good lord, US Weekly, MOVE ON!!

  37. anti says:

    jen looks pretty awkward. she’s like she’d be used to posing by now.

  38. Solveig says:

    Cheyenne, although I’m vegetarian I promise you to eat my bitter heart out only if you promise me to take your chill pills, would you?
    By the way, I’m not jealous of her earrings, I just asked if the emeralds are real because they are beautifully and unnaturally bright.
    You are obsessed with AJ and I guess you’re having reading comprehension issues, lately. Or maybe those are not reading comprehension issues but just the intention to start a flame, hanging on every word that sounds bitter to your hypersensitive ears.
    Get a life.
    And some chill pills.

  39. lucy2 says:

    I feel like US has done this story before, and the response was the same back then – both tend to wear simple, black dresses all the time, as do MANY people, so to say one copies from the other is ridiculous. I agree it’s time to stop pitting one against the other. Actually that time was a few years ago.

    I thought those earrings were unusually bright too. I like the idea of eye catching jewels with a black gown, but remember at the time thinking they were so bright they almost looked like costume jewelry.

  40. Wow says:

    What’s new? This article sounds like it could be from a couple of years ago or even last year.

  41. HRH says:

    OMG! A strapless black dress! It’s SO unique and no one has EVER worn one before Saint Angie. She totally invented the black dress, and Jennifer is just a pathetic copy cat.


  42. Ron says:

    Wow, they both wore a black dress. The shock, the horror. Everyone knows the Angie laid claim to all black outfits and Jen is a copier. What a bunch of useless twits at Us Magazine. It’s been YEARS since this happened, YEARS! I really feel bad for Jen at this point, apparently until she’s married again and has a sex tape, this story will never go away.

  43. brenda says:

    This would imply that Angelina Jolie has style. As much as I like her, AJ has horrible taste in clothes. All she wears are black dresses. Does that mean everyone else is copying her?

  44. Nicky says:

    you go girl!

  45. Cherry Rose says:

    @ Solveig – You can ask the most platonic question about Angelina, and Cheyenne immediately takes offense, as though it’s an attack on Angelina. I’ve read enough Angelina Jolie posts to notice this. Heaven forbid you don’t dedicate your life on knowing every single detail about Angelina Jolie.

  46. Runs with Scissors says:

    Jen looks like she just stumbled out of some fraternity party to take a piss in the street.

    This is ridiculous, it’s not like AJ created the strapless black dress or anything.

    But there really is no comparison between these two women. It’s like trying to compare a tall glass of Dom Perignon to a plate of melting Brie.

  47. Cheyenne says:

    @Melanie: Probably borrowed. All those celebs walk the red carpet drowning in borrowed jewelry. They look great and the jewelers get good publicity. It’s a win-win.

  48. Cheyenne says:

    Solveig, isn’t it past your nap time already? No wonder you’re so grouchy.

  49. Lisa Turtle says:

    Those gigantic emerald earrings were the best accessories of the entire 2000s decade. To this day, when I see pictures of that night I covet those earrings. They looked so crisp, so fresh and lovely.

    But alas, everything beautiful must have a cheap and awful tacky immitation…

    I’m speaking, of course, of Kyle Richard’s knock off faux-emerald earrings that she has worn to death over the course of the season of Beverly Hills Housewives.

    Kyle, Angelina did it better. Angelina did it to the Oscars. You wore your earrings on a ridiculous reality show, in confessional scenes. Kyle has worn them to the point that they are no longer so striking as they once were. The green has become a sour look, a look that reminds me now of Kyle smirking and insulting her sister.

  50. Solveig says:

    Cheyenne, I applaud your attempt to sound bitchy, but you need to exercise more because you just sound stupid.
    From now on I’m going to ignore every word you write here in CB because I like this site and I don’t want to feel bitter or annoyed and above all I don’t want to disturb the other readers with those stupid diatribes.
    I hope that the rest of the people you constantly attack for trivial reasons will also leave you in your own misery.
    Cheers and don’t forget to take the pills.

  51. devilgirl says:

    I have an important question: What happened to LoveAngelina? Haven’t seen her around in a while. She was a staple on these threads.

  52. sweetzy says:

    r they blind? totally different!

  53. Melanie says:

    @Solveig: Please, bears will NOT be ignored. Please don’t stop poking.

  54. The Observer says:

    I’m a man so what the hell do I know
    about ladies’ fashion-but it appears
    to me that Jennifer went to a thrift
    store and bought a dress with a
    damaged skirt and another with a damaged
    top, cut each in half and made this

  55. Majosha says:

    @Solvieg: Good plan. Cheyenne thrives on rage and conflict, and would rather amputate a limb than admit to any wrongdoing. I stopped reading her comments after she made a horribly rude remark about another poster’s reproductive plans, and then was, of course, nasty when other people called her on it.

    @Melanie: LOL! You trouble, girl. Haven’t seen you in a while, but I’m stoked that you’re back :)

  56. Melanie says:

    Thanks Majosha! I missed you all as well! This really is the best gossip site out there IMO.

  57. RHONYC says:

    @ DoMaJoReMc:

    I think the time has definitely come to STOP pitting (excuse the pun) …




    i’m gonna borrow that from time to time if you don’t mind. lol :lol:

  58. Moreaces says:

    Don’t these people get bored out of their MINDS writing the same story week after week, after week, after week.

  59. johdeh says:

    JA’s look is wrong because 1st of all that’s a dumb choice overall for a comedy premiere, and then black is boring when unaccompanied with interesting jewelry, also the dress is not a true black which always looks bad, and she should put her hair up. Also she should take a grace class or something. And the bag???? But the bust of the dress looks eyepopping to say the least so a win on that!!!

    AJ got it right on the shade of black, the great sized contrasting jewelry, the updo and the elegant way she carries herself. But those elbows need a nip tuck ew

  60. Kim says:

    Peple, US does this everytime in July they claimed Angie stole Jen’s style.Web sites get more hits when they link these two. If Nicole wore Jen’s dress they would have never mentioned it.When Jen’s movie BO comes out they will say Jen movie beat AJ’s. This is their pattern

  61. Eden says:

    I was thinking last night “where has LoveAngelina been?
    It IS an important question, I agree!

  62. Isa says:

    devilgirl– I’ve been asking that as well! I thought perhaps she got banned or something and I missed it.

  63. naturegirl says:

    She always does, go back and look at how many events and occasions that Angie have gone out into something that make a statement or have gotten media comments and jen will follow and show up in something similar. Poor fool probable thinks that cloth makes the person

  64. MrsOdie2 says:

    Angelina is the first woman to wear a black dress with earrings and hold a purse and Jennifer Aniston is clearly stealing her look. I can’t believe how bitter and sad Jennifer Aniston is, wearing a BLACK dress with EARRINGS when she KNOWS that’s Angelina’s look! I’m surprised Angelina lets her live.

  65. Sci says:

    Whether you are a Angelina fan or not the truth of the matter is that Jennifer looks terrible in this black dress she doesn’t have the stature to carry it off it’s not the first time i have noticed that two years ago when she showed up at the award show with John Mayer wearing that black dress with the thigh high slit she made the dress look bad and it was a nice dress Angelina would have worn it better because she has long legs and the stature to carry it off.

  66. June says:

    This article…is kind of stupid.

  67. Lolita says:

    first off , all long black dresses are going to look similar. who dosent have a black dress? im sure you can google, “celebrity black dress” and u will have lots of results. no one is copying here… a black dress is a black dress is a black dress

  68. renai(jrt) says:

    I tend to agree with you naturegirl. Jens sees Angie as competition and since jen has all the energy in the world to devote to this great competition of hers, I think she does try to one up Angie when it comes to showing off.

  69. bluhare says:

    I agree with those of you who say the black dress isn’t flattering to JA. Perhaps it’s her coloring these days being closer and closer to blonde. Her natural hair is a darker brown and if it were that color the black might look better. Personally, I think she looks the best when she does the nudes and taupe type colors. She’s had some great dresses in those shades.

  70. Isa says:

    The both favor black dresses so of course their style is going to look similiar. However, they’ve compared that one black dress of Angie’s to several of Jennifer’s dresses. Lame.

    But there are other similarities like Jennifer wearing the same earrings as Angelina did in 2003.—-again-2010293

    Or this black leather outfit that they both wore…but Nicole Kidman wore a simliar look and no one is comparing her to Angelina.

  71. Faye says:

    I usually roll my eyes at these Angelina vs Jennifer stories, but considering the pathetic nature of this one (yes, they are similar, but what celebrity- or average Jane- hasn’t worn a dress like that? Even I own one, and I’m an anthropology student) I’m interested to see what new lows to which they’ll sink. “Jennifer raids Angelina’s trash bin”
    “Jennifer cuts off a lock of Brad’s hair to add to her shrine of despair”

    I’m honestly sick of the AJ vs JA stuff, but if they keep this stuff up, it’s going to start getting hilarious.

  72. MrsOdie2 says:

    Those green earrings look like costume jewelry to me, not emeralds. I don’t mean that in a bad way. I think they are beautiful and I remember thinking so at the time, but they look too light-colored to be emeralds.

    As for “stature,” heels fix that problem.

  73. 10 says:

    Actually JA looks so frumpy like she is AJ grandma LOL.

  74. Dorrie says:

    I’m sure I’ll be called bitter for saying so (!), but I don’t care for the emeralds Angie is wearing. Too bright. I prefer the darker, more classic emerald that has some black in it.

    Being a big sapphire fan myself, I think she would look great wearing a blue dress and some sapphires. Blue would be a nice color for her in general. And again, some darker greens.

  75. Trippin says:

    AJ is Hollywood Glamour Sexy and JA Network TV Star Sexy. And please no posts listing all the movies she’s in, hello, know she’s a movie star but her sex appeal is more small screen tv and AJ is movie screen.

  76. Camille says:

    Oh FFS, how ridiculous. When will this sh*t end?

    Also, Angelina looks gorgeous in those black dress pictures. Such a beautiful, elegant, regal looking woman. Total Movie Star. :D

    That side by side pic at the top, just highlights all of JA’s faults. Poor thing.

  77. nnn says:

    I said it once and i said it again. There is a reason why in fashion eunnaway they usually pick the tallest gals for long dresses. It’s because their height is mainly due to a difference in body proportions : long legs, short trunk.

    Here it’s absolutely visible. Long legged Jolie is fit for those long flowing dresses. Plus when you have long legs, somithing that put emphasise to your waist put even more emphasis on your long legged siren like/ballerina like frame.

    However, when you have ‘normal’ or shorter legs, it will make you stocky looking. That’s why jen whatever the form if her legs, is better with shorter dress as they add lenght to her lower body.

    Add the natural poise and grace that Jolie exude when she stands and you have one regal, elegant, sophisticated lady.

  78. jayem says:

    Of course this is no contest. Angelina looks like royalty and Jennifer looks awful. That dress is SO fugly.

  79. Crash2GO2 says:

    Not a good look for Jen. And she looks very bloaty.

  80. Hakura says:

    So many people attend so many events wearing so many variations of outfits. There’s just no way for anyone to avoid wearing something that someone else has already worn, in some respect.

    I don’t know of anyone who has time to look up ALL the pictures of ALL celebrities who ever attended ANY event, just to see what they wore, so they could attempt to avoid it.

  81. Bohemia says:

    The Observer: “I’m a man so what the hell do I know
    about ladies’ fashion-but it appears
    to me that Jennifer went to a thrift
    store and bought a dress with a
    damaged skirt and another with a damaged
    top, cut each in half and made this


    I genuinely don’t have anything against JA. but stories like this one where she’s ‘pitted’ (along with the pun) against AJ have long been regular and are becoming as routine to me as ‘peeing’ in the morning! E! run one exclusive gallery like that for nearly a month early last year when AJ was filming ‘The Tourist’ in Venice and JA was promoting ‘The Bounty Hunter.’ I consider this and all other tab fabrications pure comic relief.

  82. Freya says:

    Angelina looks great in long dresses because she has long legs.

  83. lele says:

    angelina is beautiful than jennifer