Jennifer Love Hewitt’s long-sleeved look to meet Duchess Kate: cute or fug?


I’m still playing catch-up, fashion post-wise, with all of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s appearances over the weekend, which explains how I missed this. On Saturday, before their red carpet BAFTA event, Will played polo and Kate watched (and presented him with the trophy). Several B and C-listers came out to rub elbows with Will and Kate at the polo green (field?), including our little Jennifer Love Hewitt. As CB noted from the Horrible Bosses premiere, Jennifer Love is looking better recently. She’s lost some weight, got some new bangs (trauma) and she’s showing off her figure more in non-muumuus. Jennifer’s dress is Monique Lhuillier, the bag is Louis Vuitton and the shoes are Louboutin. As for the dress… it’s not really bad, is it? It’s a cute little frock, not great for a day-time summer event outdoors, but it’s not inappropriate either.


I didn’t see any photos of Love trying to talk up Kate, but I’m sure Love put in the effort. You know Love has a thing about princesses and “the fairytale” so I bet this was a big day for her. Since she was in navy (Kate’s favorite color) and since I could actually see Kate in this dress, I want to believe that Kate caught Love’s eye and said, “Fabulous dress, great color.” All in all, I think the look would have been improved if Love had simply ditched the bangs. I know I always say that, but it’s really true in this case.


Meanwhile, guess who showed up in a full-on gown at the polo event? Zoe Saldana. Sigh… THIS is too much. High-necked, boob-window, full-length Chloe dress? Yikes. And Zoe’s face is really looking drag-queen in these photos. Like she’s a cross between Jada Pinkett Smith and RuPaul.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Heatheradair says:

    tonight’s bad dreams will be brought to me by Zoe’s freaky mouth.

    And JLH’s sleeves. I can permit the bangs – those sleeves: they’re the arm equivalent of muumuu. Woulda been lovely sans sleeves.

  2. oklady says:

    I freaking LOOOVVVEE Zoe’s dress. Beautiful pick for summer, IMO

  3. brin says:

    Ugh….fashion fail.

  4. Praise St. Angie! says:

    kind of cute…I’d like it better without the poofy sleeves, though.

    and I actually like Zoe’s dress…kind of a garden party maxi-dress…but I’d like it better without the boob window and high neck.

  5. Rita says:

    She has a tough time with fashion but it’s the best dress I’ve seen JLH in for quite some time. The sleeves might be a bit over done and it seems a bit weighty for Cali summer but she looks very nice.

    @brin- Waves honey.

  6. TXCinderella says:

    Is JLH still a size 2?

  7. mia girl says:

    In a battle of the Zoes – Saldana looses. ICK.

  8. Melinda says:

    I just want to yank those sleeves off. Otherwise she would look fine.

  9. brin says:

    Hi Rita! Hope you had a royally good weekend.

  10. ladybert62 says:

    I like the blue dress -sleeves and all.

  11. Sloane Wyatt says:

    Jennifer looks adorable, IMO, AND she’s not as delusional about her size as some.

    I appreciate her modest attire.

    Zoe looks silly and over dressed like Samantha in that corny “Bewitched” episode. (Proud of my age:O)

  12. Christine says:

    For Love Hewitt, this is like an A+++ outfit.

  13. k says:

    I’m trying to understand why JLH is constantly featured on this blog. She seems so d-list.

  14. mary jones says:

    Hate Jennifer’s hair, otherwise she looks better than she usually does.

  15. Mae East says:

    I think JLH is SWFing the Duchess. Check out that blue ring on her finger!

  16. JennJenn says:

    Midnight blue was a beautiful color choice, and the shape and fit were flattering, but long, loose sleeves don’t work for a summer polo match, especially given the dark color of the dress. A short-sleeved or sleeveless version would be more appropriate to the season and the event.

  17. Lydia says:

    Both look lovely for the event

  18. kibbles says:

    I’m sure the Duchess was thinking, “who the hell are these people” throughout her stay in Hollywood. Considering that this was her first time to the US, I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s not up-to-date on American pop culture or our B and C-list tabloid fixtures. The royals were probably hoping to meet A-list celebrities from both sides of the pond (Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Daniel Craig, Leonardo Dicaprio, etc.) attending that BAFTA event or this polo game. Instead she got J.Lo, J.Love, Blake Lively…ugh. At least they got to mingle with a few A-listers like Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hanks, and Nicole Kidman. But overall I’d say the celebrity appearances to meet the Royals were a disappointment.

  19. Happymom says:

    Love’s dress is very pretty-but it’s a winter dress, not a summer at a polo match dress. And her hair is beyond awful. Zoe’s dress is more occasion appropriate-but I’m going to have to agree with the RuPaul comparison.

  20. TO BE OR NOT TO..WHATEVS says:

    jlove’s dress is cute but too tri-hard for me. i like zoe’s dress, even more if maybe it was shorter or pants.

  21. Missy says:

    As much as I cannot stand Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer was the dumbest show ever), I really like this outfit. I think it is more than appropriate for when meeting royalty.

    Why does Zoe always stand as if she is going to collapse from hunger? Or is it just incredibly bad posture? The dress is nice, but she looks terrible, as always. Every time I see her in a movie, I always think about how much better the movie would be if Thandie Newton took her place.

  22. ahot says:

    @kibbles, hollywood royalty doesn’t give a fig about simple duc & duchess. They are not King& Queen yet, so if i were an A-lister i wouldn’t bother either.
    Early legendary A-listers came to meet Queens Princesses & Princes only for really big events, & this venue for young talents doesn’t do it at all.
    Anyway, WillKate are not “there” yet, & they are lucky Hanks & Kidman came out of curiosity. 🙂

  23. anne_000 says:

    jlh needs a better bra. looks way to saggy, esp. in that dress.

  24. Ron says:

    JLH Looks great–good for her. Zoe…if the dress was a bit shorter and without the boobhole or just a sliver of one, it would have been better for an afternoon event. Giada De Laurentiis was the absolute best dressed at the polo event.

  25. Maritza says:

    She looks really pretty and the dress is very proper to meet the royal couple.

  26. Amy says:

    I usually don’t agree with you on the bangs but I do for this. The bangs ruin what would otherwise probably be an okay outfit.

  27. dahlia1947 says:

    I think she looks good. great boobs, great figure, and great shoes! She seems sweet. Is that a present for the royals?

  28. bagladey says:

    Jennifer’s dress is a horrible choice for an outdoor event on a bright summer day. I wasn’t sure who I was looking at when I was looking at Zoe Saldana’s pic – thought it might have been Jada – and Zoe’s gown seems out of place.

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  30. Mamacita says:

    I loooove JLHs dress!!!

  31. dr.bombay says:

    I’m glad JLH isn’t trying to hide her as* anymore–she looks good! Zoe looks awesome.

  32. Lucy says:

    jlh looks very matronly…looks like something a granny would where…and the hair is awful too…

  33. skuddles says:

    Hair fug, dress fug, figure fug – total fail

  34. Violet says:

    JLH looks like she raided her granny’s closet for that dress. And her hair, OMG, what a rat’s nest.

    If she’s got a stylist, she needs to fire him/her. If she doesn’t have a stylist, she needs to hire one ASAP.

    As for Zoe, the dress is okay but the belt is tacky and the watch clashes. Then again, it doesn’t really matter what she’s wearing, because the expression on her face is so awful. It looks like she’s sucking on a lemon, not at all attractive.

  35. mary simon says:

    JLH’s dress looks like a dress my mom made for me when I was in high school – it was her first attempt at sewing a frock and it had all kinds of character – angles, pleets, and pinches in all the wrong places – especially the sleeves. Thanks for the memories, Jennifer.

  36. Jessica says:

    Not good. Why does she get to meet royalty? She is a useless shrew.

  37. Kat says:

    What the frickety frack did Zoe do to her face? Looks like she was ravaged by the ‘Tox Monster. :o0

  38. thinkaboutit says:

    It’s embarassing to watch her try to look like Kate at an event attended by Kate! That’s just soo weird.

    She looks good (for her) otherwise. I don’t think she looks slimmer though. I never noticed how thick her lower legs are. She seems so petite to me but those are solid fieldwoman legs.

  39. Kallan says:

    JLH does really try hard, so I think we have to give her some points for that, it’s just that her outward diameter seemss to vary so much from month to month and her fashion choice often doesn’t seem to fit her shape…..

  40. Esmeralda says:

    Zoe’s dress is the clear winner here, so why put Jennifer’s fug one first? Jennifer’s a very cute woman but the dress is God awful. I don’t even get the cut of it – it bags around her breasts, her best attribute, and is too tight in the tuccas, making her look big arsed. And the long sleeves are baggy and saggy. It’s just completely wrong for her.

  41. eternalcanadian says:

    A definite fail. Hot LA day & wearing something more suited to fall or winter. Plus that hair! Golly, should have asked Catherine for hair tips. 😛

  42. Tara says:

    I think this was at the polo match so Zoe’s dress looks really fresh and appropriate but what’s going on with her bitchface? Ugh. JLH looks good for JLH. I like this dress – it is very Carly Simon and very sweet. I do think she went with navy because thats what Duchess Kate seems to prefer.