Gwyneth Paltrow in belly-baring, beaded Pucci: dated, fug or hot?


When Gwyneth Paltrow was walking the red carpet, I was having a bitch of a time figuring out what part of her dress was lined and what part was see-through. In still photos, I think I’ve figured it out – we’re actually seeing Goop’s stomach, right? But we’re not seeing her legs? Is the skirt of this dress fully lined, or did I make out some actual skin down there? I think we’ll looking at lining in the skirt. The dress is Pucci, which is interesting, I guess. Goop’s been wearing more and more Pucci in the past year. I think I would have really, genuinely liked the dress if the beaded lace had been done throughout, and there was no “faux crop-top circa 1994” action happening.

As for the “see through” part, which I thought was an unflattering leather belt at first… tragic. Here’s the thing about our Dame Goop: she works hard for her body. She diets and she exercises like crazy, and having a great body and showing it off in clothes – that’s what Gwyneth lives for. This is her life’s work, what we see here, more than any acting gig. The problem? With all of the work she puts into her body, she still has a square-shaped body, and this dress doesn’t do anything for it. It makes her look even boxier. Plus, there’s still the “sexiness” problem with Goop. Even when she’s undressed, even when she’s showing off her body… there’s nothing sexy about her. She’s just an icy, smug blonde with a nice figure that no one gets hot for.

As for the styling… I LOL’d when I saw that Goop had flat-ironed her hair AGAIN. She does it for all red carpets now! Because Goop is stuck in 1997, when she was at the height of her fame and smug, self-satisfied importance. She just looks so dated to me – this is not a style trendsetter anymore, this is just some woman who used to be very famous and she still dresses like she’s in her 20s.





Photos courtesy of Fame & WENN.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

106 Responses to “Gwyneth Paltrow in belly-baring, beaded Pucci: dated, fug or hot?”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Schnauzers!!! says:

    That dress is fugly.

  2. Frieda says:

    I would love the dress if was one piece instead of midriff baring.

  3. Liz says:

    Unfortunately, I think this actually looks really flattering on her

  4. Mia says:


    That dress needed its middle. If she was going for the Indian look, she missed it by a mile.

  5. Dorothy#1 says:

    Yup, she looks bad! The sheer middle part kept bunching up and added inches to her waist!

  6. HeiN says:

    Why Gwyneth?

  7. gee says:

    I think it gives her belly fat when she has none. Ugly choice.

  8. tracking says:

    @Frieda, completely agree. The way the midriff breaks up her figure is not at all flattering–makes her look flat and square and not particularly in shape (which we know she is). If it were one piece, would have emphasized her lean form and not detracted from the dress’s phenomenal beadwork. Bare midriff also gives a whiff of try-hard. Where’s her husband again?

  9. Len says:

    What’s with the Carla Bruni-Sarkozy-eyes though? Is that a result of botox? Or some sort of lift?

  10. Melissa says:

    Oh good lord, that dress is awful. I love G, but she has got to stop bleaching her hair so much too. She has all the money in the world, there has got to be a better color out there to put on her hair. One that will keep it healthier.

  11. MollyB says:

    She shouldn’t dress sexy because there is nothing sexy about her. She just comes off as cold and awkward. There is more to sex appeal than having a flat stomach.

  12. buell says:

    She looks like she is wearing a lace Halloween table cloth she bought at the Dollar Tree. Ugly!

  13. Gigi says:

    Why did no one tell her that dress looks like granny panties?

  14. Quest says:

    the dress is anything but flattering. It distorts her mid-section. Epic fail

  15. Eve says:


  16. Rose says:

    I could sort of like it but that weird bit of net at the midrif just makes her look like she’s got a roll of tummy flab and we KNOW that isn’t her desired result. Bored of the hair too, the look is dated but i don’t mind the concept. Maybe if the skirt wasn’t so flowing, maybe it if were narrow it would look cool?

  17. NeNe says:

    I really cannot stand this self righteous witch, but I must say that that outfit looks great on her.

  18. Enn says:

    Hate the dress. Absolutely ADORE the jewelry. Especially the bracelets.

  19. missie says:

    Not a fan of hers either but she looks beautiful and I think the dress is fantastic.

  20. Kaboom says:

    Ankle length skirt would have been hot, looks more like 1880s working girl this way.

  21. Lily says:

    With this woman’s social calender, when does she find time to be a mother?

  22. Gossip girl says:

    Fug. Gwyneth is as skinny as she can be and the illusion of the dress makes it seem like she has a fat stomach. Plus, the seeming on the top makes it look like her boobs are trying to meet up with her belly button.

  23. lucy2 says:

    She was my worst dressed of the night. Is it actually a bare midriff? On tv I thought it was an odd belt or fabric band or something. Awful.

  24. Iheartlasagne says:

    It irritates me to no end to think how gorgeous this dress would be without the see-through panel, if it were just a standard dress pattern. The beading is extraordinary. Can’t stand the woman wearing it.

  25. Sue says:

    The dress gives her a muffin top which she doesn’t have and the see-through panels are just tacky, it would have been better if it was a one piece instead of a top and bottom.

  26. cherryberry says:

    When she was presenting I seriously thought “When does she think this is 1997?” I HATE the slightly bared midriff. If the dress was all one piece, maybe with a low cut back or something, I would like it.

  27. J O'C says:

    Why is her stomach a different color than the rest of her?

  28. ladybert62 says:

    H I D E O U S!

  29. Moi says:

    Love her, HATE this dress. It would be amazing if it was all one piece. WTF?

  30. Jackson says:

    It would be really nice except for the bare midriff. Honestly, she’s too old to wear it and I don’t care what kind of shape she’s in. I’d say up to about a 22 year old can wear it. Beyond that I’m not sure why anyone would want to. Just a stupid, stupid look.

  31. The Bobster says:

    Is Goopy trying to get into a harem?

  32. Eve says:

    Wait, this is a one-piece thing (not a top and a skirt as I thought)? YIKES!

  33. LL says:

    This dress really needed to be one piece.

  34. BIGT says:

    That bitch cannot dress well, EVER. Hair bad, dress really bad, body is lean but strange shaped. FAIL. Again.

  35. Chloe (not chloe) says:

    not a fan of the see-through idea in general, few can do it right

  36. Cheyenne says:

    Just plain fug.

  37. Nangles says:

    I am in no way a GOOP fan, but come on people, she does look gorgeous and healthy here.

  38. Kat says:


  39. shocked&appalled says:

    That dress is super unflattering. When Gwyneth Paltrow, workout queen, looks like she has love handles, you know there is a problem. Because she doesn’t really have love handles. Just awful.

  40. clare says:

    She has become way overexposed.

  41. annaloo. says:


  42. Sweepea says:

    If she was trying to be edgy then she failed miserably.

  43. Boo says:

    Midriff looks ooky. Gwynnie looks needy: Look at me! Look at ME!

    Reminds me of the scene in Best in Show, backstage: “Don’t look at the fat-ass freaks and losers, look at MEEEEE!”

  44. Sara says:

    That dress looks so itchy. Agree with others saying it needed to be one piece and would have been okay. I like Gwen, but why oh why does she dress so bad? She even tries hard and still bad. At least with other bad celebrity dressers like Angelina it looks like she was too busy to care, which excuses the bad dressing. Gwen looks like she tries hard to dress ugly. Just don’t get it…

  45. Kloops says:

    Dated and fug. Would have been pretty as a one piece. Her styling is so dated. Over it.

  46. danielle says:

    It’s the cutout that ruins that dress. The odd thing is that I KNOW her stomach is toned, but it doesn’t look like it here.

  47. Rhiley says:

    This does nothing for her boobs except make them look really old and sagging. This is such a Demi Moore look to me, and Demi could probably pull it off, but on Goop, it looks really depressing and like she just don’t give a sh*t, which is a lie. We know she gives a sh*t. Poopy needs to wear more purples, or reds, or even really pretty greens, but not black. She totally looks like a mother of two whose husband ignores her completely so she is desperately trying to find attention from anyone, even her local fishmonger. Oh wait…

  48. Christine says:

    The dress needed to be one-piece – then it could have helped her. Instead, it just looks like the designer and GOOP were trying too hard. And the oranges of her skin – how many different shades of orange between her face, arms, stomach, neck….nope.

  49. gab says:

    Hahahahahaha! Oh gosh thanks for the comments everyone. Got my morning started off with a good laugh at goopy’s expense. Oh goop, go home and be a mommy. Your 15 minutes were up about 15 years ago.

  50. Judy says:

    Dislike her so much I can’t even see the dress. She thinks she looks hot…I think she looks ridiculous.

  51. karena says:

    I was too distracted from the dress by the fact her hair was screaming at me to save it from the flat-iron. Her hair is so damaged and just looks plain bad. However, for once we at least didn’t have to listen to her yakkety-schmakkety about her wood burning stone in her bedroom or whatever the hell.

  52. Annie says:

    Well, she has the body for it, that’s for sure, but I still hate it.

  53. Munkey says:

    Not sure what she’s going for with the hair, but it looks limp and fried to hell and back.

  54. CJ says:

    Dress would’ve been better without the cutout middle, maybe a lower neckline. Not the worst I’ve seen on her tho.

    Did anybody notice Martha Plimpton’s Zac Posen? Gorgeous.

  55. Lauren says:

    This frock is from the “Golden Girls Nursing Home Collection”> All the senile ladies with oxygen tanks knitted this for Gooopielicious.

  56. BigHair&Pearls says:

    IDIOTIC MOVE trying to dress like a teenager. The muffin top, the excessive lacey crap…I can’t even… there’s no point.

  57. velourazure says:

    i so want to hack away at her hair with hedge clippers.

  58. bluhare says:

    It looks crappy on her. But if Paz would have worn it? She’d have rocked its socks off.

    Gwynnie has as much sex appeal as an ice cube and should quit trying to pretend she’s got more. She’d serve herself much better if she’d go with the Ice Maiden look because that’s “her”.

  59. Reece says:

    Kinda makes her stomach look bigger to me. Not good on her.

  60. Hellen says:

    Her hair looks like all kinds of dried-out blonde seaweed (as usual) but I have to say, I think she looks great in that dress, bare midriff and all.

  61. original kate says:


    and girlfriend has definitely had some eye work.

  62. Denise says:

    No need to comment; this post says it all….Paltrowski is a has been, but in her mind, it is still 1997. Sad.

  63. Julie says:

    Very unflaterring and the red face should just go.

  64. Nev says:

    dress is great, different…she should have went with wavy/curly hair though…her natural wave would’ve looked great with this ensemble.

  65. Violet says:

    Instead of spending time ironing her hair, she should’ve had her roots touched up.

    This dress does nothing to showcase that figure she works so hard for.

  66. Happy21 says:

    Nope don’t like it. GOOP is as unsexy as they come. And maybe I don’t like it because I dislike her so much my brain can’t like something she wears.

  67. Hautie says:

    All I can continue to wonder, why is she so desperate to be notice.

    Yet, I agree the dress has wonderful beading. And would have probably been a lovely dress had it not been a two piece.

    And sadly all of this bizarre behavior, just makes her look desperate.

  68. machiavelli says:

    Oh, this is beyond FUG.

    I have said this before. She reminds me of a mannequin. I think, the mannequins have more personality than her. She is bland and neutral. I can’t imagine her having sex and enjoying it.

    These days, I feel sorry for her. So I want to be kind to her.

  69. Why oh why does she always wear dresses that make her boobs look mashed or misshapen?

  70. Eve says:

    So…I’m still confused about the dress. Is it a one-piece monstrosity with some sort of delicate, thin mesh in the midriff area (in order to show her stomach — I can even see her moles) or is it a two-piece monstrosity after all?

  71. Nev says:

    Don’t like this on her at all. It seems as though she is trying to look like a very young adult. May be she is trying to catch her husband’s wondering eye.

  72. Sue says:

    The dress is hideous. She needs to rethink the straigh blond hair. It’s too think looking – she needs to add some body to it. It looks boring, blah and not worthy of a red carpet event. It is stringy.

  73. observer says:

    I agree it was the wrong dress for her body type. Bad choice.

  74. bagladey says:

    Goopy’s dress would have been my favourite of the night if it wasn’t for the crop top, or two pieces, or whatever it is. That is a beautiful dress, gorgeous, I could see Naomi Campbell rocking that as a “whole” dress.

  75. gab says:

    Michael K at dlisted dot com has a very funny post about goop.

  76. 4Real says:

    HOLY CRAPTASTIC! Get it together GOOP!

  77. Catherine says:

    I know she has the body for it but it looks like it is either ill-fitting at the waist or too snug. It just looks like it was cut wrong. Weird style.

  78. kpist says:


  79. kiki says:

    Oh so very fug.
    I can’t believe I’m saying this but Ms. Fishsticks actually looks *gasp* f.a.t. in this 2-piece ensemble (it’s not a dress). Maybe it’s cuz I’m extra sensitive about my own mid section, but in some shots (not these) she has a muffin-top! Yes, I know it’s just the unflattering cut, but still…. Tracy Anderson must have slit her wrists when she saw Gwyn.

    And the ‘do is such a bore, always so severely ironed. That hair must be deep-fried straw by now.

  80. Memphis says:

    The dress would have been pretty had it been all one piece. Instead she just ended up looking tacky and dated.

    And btw.. what’s with the upside down heart around her boobs? Is that ever a good look? I mean, unless stripper is the look you’re going for.

  81. the original bellaluna says:

    That midriff section is TRAGIC. It takes a lot of work by a stylist/designer (or both) to create a visible fupa where there is none. (They must hate her.)

    And since my hair is God-given straight as a piece of paper is flat, I’ve NEVER understood the whole flat-ironing thing.

  82. Mary Jane says:

    This woman just CANNOT dress herself…
    I don’t think I’ve e’er seen her look e’en okay…

  83. Stubbylove says:

    We get it Gwenny – you had 2 babies and you’re in your late 30’s and you’re fit as hell – WE GET IT.

  84. Gretchen says:

    When I saw the top part of the picture i was thinking to myself ‘maybe goop got it right this time’ nope. As a one piece it would have been stunning, as a two piece it looks random and completely confuses her body proportions.

  85. Cerulean says:

    She looks lonely and unhappy. I feel sorry for her. A married woman should not be attending events alone.

    I like the pattern but the midriff part is tired.

  86. JaneWonderfalls says:

    Everything about this women is ugly, her personality, style, face everything.

  87. Madison says:

    That dress is as fugly and awful as you can get.

  88. CatT says:

    Haahaaahaaa. I hope it was as uncomfortable as it looks.

  89. DrM says:

    Kaiser you nailed it 🙂 And yes the bottom of this “ensemble” is see thru. She was complaining about that to Seacrest and you could clearly see black undergarments when she was up on the raised area of the red carpet talking to him.

    Horrible. The FIRST thing I thought when I saw her was that she was attempting to time travel back to the mid nineties when she was somewhat relevant and a bit more liked then she is now. She needs to cut a foot off of that dead hair, find a new facial expression (that doesn’t scream SMUG COW no matter what she’s doing), and dial her pontificating website down to zero…UGH.

  90. Isa says:

    It makes her boobs look funny. Her midriff look odd.

    I think it’s tacky to have your belly exposed like that on the red carpet. I don’t recall ever seeing it done well.

    Save the stuff that shows your belly for a barbecue.

  91. Penguin says:

    She looked gorgeous but the dress would’ ve been more flattering as a one piece. That’s a bad pic looked much better on red carpet.

  92. Camille says:

    Dated AND fug.

    I can’t believe that I ever used to like her or find her attractive.

  93. Kim says:

    Very ill fitting, not flattering at all, she looks preggers & i doubt thats what she was going for. Way to young for someone her age with 2 kids to be wearing. The dress is just tacky period.

  94. smh says:

    Fug dress, a lame attempt at looking interesting after her long lasting Barbie! image. Somehow it makes her look fat too, I’m not sure why, maybe because she keeps her stomach from tanning. Her face looks different too maybe she had her eyebrows plucked differently to soften that smug and aggressive look she had on.

  95. Sunlily says:

    Bwahahaha, this is awful in so many ways. For one, her two tone skin. Did she put make-up on her face and belly, but left her arms out? The contrast is comical. The dress, my god, that dress is just so unflattering. She did the exact opposite of accentuating her toned midriff by choosing a dress that gives the illusion of flab. Who would want that illusion?

  96. Annie_Grey says:

    Love the bottom. The top is weird.

  97. Kelly says:

    Her hair is stringy and it seems like she is trying too hard

  98. Andie B says:

    She is toned and terrific alright, but as someone who is the same age as her I would ask her why the need at 38 to show your midriff? If it had been a one piece dress it would have looked fantastic. But no, it looks odd.

  99. LuckyLilGem says:

    Gorgeous dress if it didn’t have the faux crop top! How did the designer butcher something so timeless & beautiful? As if, a faux see through curve hugging black lace mermaid gown wasn’t slutty enough.

  100. Shelb says:

    Terrible dress, but I actually almost double taked when I saw her. She looked attractive for the first time since I was 13. Surprised there was nothing about her going solo with all the separation rumors.

  101. Amanda G says:

    I have never liked a single dress Paltrow has worn…and that streak continues! Awful, just awful. Worst dress of the night.

  102. ahot says:

    This Pucci collection is a disaster. Remember that Beyoncé number @ MET Gala? Yeah, they should stick to producing prints imo

  103. ZenB!tch says:

    I love the concept but not the execution.
    1. it should either be two pieces the material in the middle puff up creating the illusion of muffin top – or one piece no sheer midriff.

    2. Right dress wrong girl or right girl wrong dress.

    She’s in great shape but she isn’t the rocker girl type, she’s kind of preppy. If I were that thin, I could totally rock that dress but GOOP can rock khakis – I cannot.

    Angelina, Beyonce, Rachel Weisz, Halle Berry, Marion Cotillard, heck even Aniston could rock that dress but not Goop. Yes I purposely named women older than Goop because while some people said she is too old, its not that for me. It’s just not her.

  104. ZenB!tch says:

    @Kaiser she actually looks like she has some curve to her hips in this (not the waist or chest). And she never had this much fun in her 20s but its all wrong.

  105. Pendant Bead says:

    hello!,I love your writing so so much! proportion we communicate extra approximately your article on AOL? I need a specialist on this area to unravel my problem. May be that’s you! Taking a look ahead to see you.