Reese Witherspoon’s wonky suit at the Elle event: lovely or budget?


As I just said in my previous post, Jennifer Aniston was the big celebrity “get” for last night’s Elle Magazine event. But! There were several other A-listers and B-listers there too, and it seems like a really great event which got an amazing turn-out. So this is one of several posts in which we’re going to discuss some of the other ladies at the event. First up: Reese Witherspoon in a black (or navy?) suit, which designer ID I can’t find. The suit looks ill-fitting, and the lace camisole (with exposed bra?) looks… odd.


Here’s Nicole Richie in a lovely brown dress with some kind of blue pattern or appliqué. The dress is gorgeous, and I wonderful choice for Nicole. I’m still not crazy about the hair, though.


Chloe Moretz in Calvin Klein. She’s like 5 years old (real age: 14). She’s still growing, but for now, she’s much too small and petite for this dress.


Here’s Freida Pinto, also in Calvin Klein. HATE the dress. It looks oversized and unflattering on such a beautiful girl (who has a great figure, but you wouldn’t know it).


Viola David in a gray sheath. The dress is pretty enough, but I’m still hoping that Viola changes up her hair. I don’t know if it’s a wig or her actual hair, but that mushroom-cap style is busted.


Laura Dern in black – the outfit is great, the jewelry is perfect, BUT THE HAIR. The hair is a mess.


Robin Wright in black. The dress is fine, the blunt-cut hairstyle is bothering me. Robin is so beautiful, why does she do the short, cropped hairstyles?


Rachel Zoe in OH DEAR GOD. She looks like hell.


Michelle Pfeiffer in black, with an excessive belt. That face is still so amazing.


And lastly, Evan Rachel Wood in black… it looks like D&G. Sexy, and she can pull it off because she’s so young.


Photos courtesy of Fame.

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  1. tracking says:

    Reese’s suit looks like it’s cut a bit short, not flattering on a petite gal. If the camisole were lined, it would be beautiful, but the exposed bra look also breaks her up and is not sexy. Do love the green earrings. Viola Davis’ dress looks phenomenal with her skin tone, and Michelle Pfeiffer looks like a million freaking dollars. Big meh on the rest.

  2. normades says:

    Reese: Horrible outfit for a short frame
    Nicole: Terrible Ivanka Trump hair
    Frieda: Horrible fit!!!!
    Michelle: Looks the best here despite the too big belt
    ERW: Love the dress, still “meh” on the hair.

  3. That photo of Rachel Zoe is probably the scariest thing I will see this whole Halloween season.

  4. StephanieMarie says:

    THE HAIR is part of Dern’s charm..It’s always sort of curly/bohemian/undone is it not?
    I think she looks nice!
    Frieda Pinto is so beautiful it hurts me eyeballs.

  5. cmc says:

    ERW’s hair looks gross. I actually love the cut when she styles it properly, but it just looks limp and oily in this picture.

  6. ladybert62 says:

    The only one I liked was Robin Wright – hated all the other dresses, shoes and hair.

    I like short hair – especially on older women and on women who have baby fine hair (like me) that simply always looks limp and stringy the minute it gets more than a couple of inches long. So, I liked Robin Wright’s hair!

    Also, I hate the rosary tattoo on Nicole Richie – that is just so strange – why a rosary? Is she always praying?

  7. Scout says:

    Michelle gets my vote for the best of these…and I like the big belt – it looks great on her little waistline. AND she is dressed age appropiate – very classy.

    Second best, IMO, is Robin. As for the short cropped hair, it is BECAUSE she is so beautiful that she CAN choose that hairstyle. Why hide a face like that behind lots of hair. And as you get older, shorter hair is your new best friend. That stated, she has a long face and could also pull off a just below the chin style. 🙂

  8. the original bellaluna says:

    Rachel Zoe looks like a skeletal Medusa.

    Robin cut her hair when she was in the process of cutting SP from her life. Lots of women do it, so I get it.

  9. lucy2 says:

    Love Nicole’s dress, dislike Reese’s suit.
    Dislike Robin and Viola’s hair!

    Laura Dern always looks slightly crazy to me, but she still has a great figure.

  10. sauvage says:

    I’m in love with Reese Witherspoon’s suit. Period.

  11. Pyewacket says:

    Lots of terrible fashion going on with these women.

  12. V says:

    Rachel Zoe’s dress looks too long for my eyes.
    I don’t like Chloe’s dress either, Chloe looks too young to be wearing it.

  13. Jackson says:

    Oh Reese….no, just no. She’s looking harsh all around. Nicole looked great. Frida – beautiful face, fug dress. Laura Dern…..crazy. Michelle Pf looked great and I love that dress. Rachel Zoe looks like Endora from ‘Bewitched.’ Did she think this was an early Halloween party??

  14. Elleh says:

    Reese Witherspoon – Adorable, as always.

    Nicole Richey – Beautiful.

    Chloe Moretz – Cute, but shoes are inappropriately high for a 14 yr old.

    Freida Pinto – Lovely; not crazy about the shoes.

    Viola Davis – Gorgeous, love the color combination, but the dress is a little big.

    Laura Dern – Nice, love the statement necklace, but the hair is tragic.

    Robin Wright – Love the hair. She has the strong features to pull it off. Love her.

    Rachel Zoe – Good grief, what on earth is wrong with her face?!?

    Michelle Pfeiffer – Perfection.

    Evan Rachel Wood – Her hair looks greasy.

  15. Abby says:

    Reese looks like she’s going to a business meeting or a funeral in that boring, ill-fitted black suit. There is nothing sexy about it even with that strange looking lace insert thing poking out of the jacket. The night belonged to Jen and that fabulous dress. I was thinking, if Reese had worn that same dress, the results would not have been the same because Reese can’t do sexy. Never could. Jen definitely can do sexy and pull it off convincingly. Rachel Zoe looks like The Bride of Frankenstein. She might be able to dress others successfully but when it comes to herself…always a huge miss!

  16. kiki says:

    Whoa, all these beautiful women (ok Chloe M def still a girl) but hated every.single.outfit & general styling as I scrolled… until Evan Rachel Wood.
    Lovely dress (though boring black), beautiful woman. Major girl crush!

  17. dena says:

    the stretch marks on Viola’s arms are …visible. That is all. 🙂

  18. Happy21 says:

    Reese’s suit looks ill fitting. Something odd about it.

    Nicole Richie looks good. Just so you know, I am not a fan and have found myself lately thinking she looks good. Ugh!

    Laura Dern – meh

    Everyone else except Michelle Pfeiffer -meh.

    Chloe whatsis looks cute but I agree that the shoes are too high.

  19. sandra says:

    I thought Viola Davis’ dress was amazing and the color was beautiful on her. It is sophisticated and interesting.

  20. Sassy says:

    Reese W suit looks like something you wear to the office, then to “dress it up” put on a lace camisole and dressy shoes. Certainly done, but more is expected from these style icons. I think I have this suit in my closet, and it was not expensive. 🙂

  21. Aurelia says:

    Ha ha, the older women look the best, Laura Dern, Robyn Wright and Michelle Pfeiffer. Classy and relaxed.

  22. ShanKat says:

    Reese’s outfit looks like it came from Chelsea Handler’s stylist. It’s random, unflattering, and makes no sartorial sense. She’s wearing a brown bullseye with a valet’s polyester jacket on top.

    Chloe Moretz’s presence makes me feel uncomfortable. She’s WAY too young to be in that sea of wolves.

  23. SueAnn says:

    What does “busted” mean???

  24. Jacqu says:

    Is it just me, or is nicole richie’s smile “tight” Like she’s fighting against it or something.

  25. wenderwoman says:

    I think Nicole Richie looks beautiful.

  26. Nibbi says:

    the plunging neckline and the way-too-high-too-sexy-platform heels on the 14 yr old disturbs me. i mean she’s only now getting her boobies, it just isn’t right, man.

    also, i always feel a sort of pity when i see laura dern. she looks fab here, great body, and she’s likeable and all. just,i mean, angelina jolie stole her man back in the day… poor b* never stood a chance.

  27. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    I think there’s a bit more to the story there, Nibbi. It’s so strange and convoluted, however, I can’t be sure if I know all of the details.

    I believe at one point she was dating Billy Bob Thorn (-1 pt for Laura and Angelina), and may or may not have been engaged to him. I think she was in a mind to make things legal with himm, he was reticent, there was some up and down motion in that relationship and things seemed to cool between them.

    Then there’s this timeline mystery regarding the changing of the girl. Dern claimed that they were, in fact, engaged, she went to work on a film and when returned, the man had already married someone else without a word of their own demise. Billy denied, said his intentions weren’t that serious and so they parted before she had gone to shoot. I think the sudden and strange nature of the union between Angelina and Billy Bob nixed any ‘where’s Laura’s’ talk and many said and maintain it didn’t really matter because Angelina married her ex-lover, not her current one.

    It thickens…

    Becaaaauuussse… in another round of timeline f#$@ery the answer to ‘where’s Laura’ (had more people asked) was more than likely, ‘with Ben Harper’.

    So, had Laura and Billy Bob split, ‘like, for reals’ as one camp claimed, or were they just swapping fluids all over the place, even at the time when they were supposedly engaged? Iunno. Tired yet? Grab your penicillin.

    Cheating is bad. Cheating on a steady? Bad. Cheating on a fiance(e)? Really bad. Cheating on a spouse? Oh gravy, here it comes. But Laura and BB never wed, so whose spouse is it? Surely not BB and Angie, after having been wed for about a fortnight once the next chapter of ‘Inspector Skanktime’ began, and Laura wasn’t married at anyone else at this point, so whose spouse was it?

    Why, it was our mutual boyfriend, Ben Harper. Yes, Laura, once self-proclaimed Princess of the Jilted dried her tears in the knit cap and modified Van Dyck of the actually-married Ben. Snap, huh?

    Renew your Valtrex prescription:

    …Then comes Benny with a baby carriage! But whose baby is it? Some men are content to impregnate one woman at a time, Ben’s a multi-tasker. For, as his wife became with child with baby number two (with her husband Ben), her husband Ben had already lain with the Lady Laura, the lady who was not the person who having baby number two with her own husband Ben. Lady Laura now too found herself to be uppeth le spouteth, and what was to spout from birth canals would be the fruit of Ben’s loins.

    Baby Mama Drama!!

    I can even hear the sirens that sound on The Price Is Right when a contestant has managed to win both of the Showcase Showdowns in my head: woot-woot-WOOOOO! Woot-woot-WOOOO!

    Now, this isn’t as bad as when Rik Mayall of The Young Ones, Blackadder, et al. jilted his longtime writing partner/verified (pregnant) fiancee Lise Mayer by running off the Caribbean with his also-pregnant mistress and married her without a word, leaving her to find out the news that her professional and personal life just gone up in flames and then she ended up enduring a miscarriage, but it’s bad. A feud began and over what I couldn’t say. What could his counter-argument have possibly been? Live with that, though. Lord Flasheart, you evil son a bitch. Apparently, they’ve buried the hatchet and even though it’s been about 25 years, the fact that she didn’t bury in his skull still speaks to her honour. He out-Drapered Don Draper on that day.

    Anyway, Ben Harper’s wife and Ben Harper’s mistress gave birth within two months of each other. I don’t think he’s married to any of them anymore. I know there has been some up and down motion between Ben and Laura regarding the divorce front–it’s off, then it’s on, you know? I honestly can’t say what’s going on with that union today.

    Think I covered it. I know there are rumbles that his relationships with his kids (he’s got a bunch, now) are kind of spotty, but I daren’t speculate where children are involved.

    It’s not The Burning Bed, it’s the burning crotch, sleep alone–let the antibiotics take hold at the very least!

  28. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Camisole reminds me of chest hair or a ’70s-era pubic region or a really virulent rash. It’s immature, but it truly grosses me out. I already said it’s immature but it is as though she’s sprouting black mould. Oh, I’m sorry, that was gross on my end.

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