Scarlett Johansson in black Dolce & Gabbana at the ‘Zoo’ premiere: trashy or cute?

These are photos of Scarlett Johansson at last night’s NYC premiere of We Bought A Zoo, the Cameron Crowe film that isn’t getting the best reviews. ScarJo stars with Matt Damon and Elle Fanning, both of whom were at the premiere as well. This post is just about ScarJo, though. Scar wore this Dolce & Gabbana dress which… I don’t get. Just my opinion: I don’t think much of Scarlett’s style, at all. Her style is, at best, hit-or-miss, and at worst, she simply doesn’t know how to dress for her curvy-petite figure. I also think her body and face mystify most stylists too, judging from her often-horrible photo shoots for ad campaigns and magazines.

Scarlett is the “face” of Dolce & Gabbana too – she could have her pick from all of their dresses, and this is what she chose. A stiff-looking poodle skirt with a sliver of exposed skin at the waist? I just feel like she was phoning it in, but if you go back and look at her style history, you realize that she wasn’t phoning it in, actually. This is one of her better red carpet looks, just because it’s so boring instead of actively BAD.

I do like that she’s finally been able to ditch the too-red hair color, which she had for Black Widow in The Avengers. She looks her best when she’s doing a dirty-blonde, I think, although I’m not crazy about the hairstyle she worked on the carpet. But the absolute worst? THE BLUE EYESHADOW. She looks like she should be working at a Dairy Queen.

Last thing: is this not the best photo of Scarlett ever? I feel like we’re looking into her soul.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. NM9005 says:

    My my, Sean Penn sure did a number on her!

  2. normades says:

    She looks downright stumpy. Awful, all of it. And she really needs to get rid of that tatoo.

    That said I really want her to get with Leo and become Scaraprio (to trump Blake and RR). Now that would be awesome. Please gossip gods make it happen!

  3. Marjalane says:

    It’s sad when the tatoo is the first thing that grabs your eye. Cheap,tacky and almost irrelevent.

  4. Kit says:

    I need those shoes for my New Year party outfit, eventhough I will never be able to walk let alone dance in them.
    The dress is meh.
    The tattoo is really tacky

  5. Astrid says:

    Ehw! She LOOKS fat and weird in these photos but she’s not.

    • Alexis says:

      Darn she’s gone downhill! I used to think she was so pretty.

      Who told her she could pull off an updo? She doesn’t have the face for it. You don’t see JA trying to pull up her hair for good reason. JA knows how to look her best and stick around despite not being that talented; Scarlett should take some tips from her.

      Who told her she could be an action hero? She trained to be Black Widow and that might have permanently messed up her fat distribution. She seems pretty much pear shaped now because she probably went-back to her pre-Avengers low-key diet/excercise regime.

      Also, see a freaking dermatologist! Her skin is really dull now. She doesn’t abuse alcohol or drugs and she’s under 40, so there’s really no excuse not to have glowing skin in Hollywood under those circumstances.

  6. Eleonor says:

    As actress she’s meh, she is not beautiful, at her best she is cute, I still don’t get the fuzz around this girl.

  7. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I also can’t stand the tattoo. The whole things is a mess-worst part of it the eyeshadow and the hair.

  8. resp says:

    I think she gained some weight, and it’s showing because of her petite figure.
    Anyway, this outfit is doing nothing for her.
    I never noticed that tatoo on her arm. Do you think it’s removable?

  9. Dee says:

    Her light isn’t so bright anymore. She looks terrible! Combined with the constant pap shots of her ex, kinda sucks to be her right now.

  10. ladybert62 says:

    (1) I hate the dumpy dress
    (2) I have mixed fellings about the hair (at least the color is ok)
    (3) That eyeshadow is hideous
    (4) That tattoo is hideous – oh when will this tattoo craze be over!

  11. Hautie says:

    I don’t really think the dress is bad.

    The issue with this ensemble, for me, is the lack of being polished. She needed a pair of hose. Or at least a pedicure. And a better bra. The fit of the top looks odd.

    Then adding to the moment… Scarlett has taken no effort to stand in a flattering manner. No one would ever accuse her of pose-harding.

    And she has had that tragic tattoo for a few years now.

  12. ohdear says:

    That dress is awful and unflattering, but maybe that’s just me, I always think she is as classy and elegant as a truck driver (no offense to truck drivers…), she is cute but maybe she shouldn’t try so hard to look sexy.

  13. bea says:

    Wow – I agree with every post above.

    I’m surprised to read so many posts dissing her tattoo – I thought I was the only one who hates them (but I hate them in a different way than my mother did, if that helps!)

    I don’t know what happened to her – she used to be sexy and now she just looks dull. Very weird. Prob. when she became a vegan. That’ll un-sexy you quick!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Bea-I was a teen in the grunge ’90s when tattoos were “ultra-hip” and went to art college (where EVERYONE had tattoos) and I STILL detest them. I especially dislike them on actors/actresses because part of their job is to be amorphous and play characters who MAY not have a tat. Yeah I know make-up can cover that sh*t up but I still don’t understand why people get them in the first place. I would say my biggest gripe is that many people with “fashionable” tattoos have tattoos that they don’t understand (ex: Japanese characters) or imagery that doesn’t even mean anything to them. And please people who love tattoos-don’t yell at me! ;) I know it’s your right to scar your body and as I said, most people I know have them–it’s just rare that I see one that is meaningful to it’s owner or even that nice-looking.

      *runs and hides from tattoo’d people*

  14. spinner says:

    Scarlett is very soft. round & feminine looking. No defined muscle tone. She needs to soften her entire look from head to toe. She also needs to work on her stance. She just looks stiff & awkward.

  15. Sara says:

    whats wrong with her hair.. why all the time I see it is up.
    Golden Globes was up too, but at least her dress and make up was good.
    I prefer her with “normal” hair, not up

  16. Redd says:

    It seems in the “best” photo, she is performing the “look at me, I’m channeling Marilyn” pose, which of course is what every other actress is attempting. This adds to the bland appeal.

  17. NotaBitterBetty says:

    The eyeshadow is definitely overkill. Would have liked the outfit in another color. I like her hair though.

  18. The Original Denise says:

    ScarJo is so yesterday; have you seen Amber Heard??? Not that girl is hot and classy. Uhmmm… Leo likes stick thin models, so ScarJo is definitely not his type.

  19. Mara says:

    Not a good look for her that dress make her look really short but she is pretty

  20. imabrat says:

    I think she’s beautiful, the dress is gorgeous, the hair is lovely, but the makeup is way overboard. Also, to me, tattoos just cheapen any attempt at class and hers is hideous.

  21. Kaboom says:

    That arm tattoo is more idiotic than Megan Fox’s

  22. just a patsy says:

    I think this is an attempt at androgynous styling gone wrong. ScarJo looks dumpy, and such a pretty girl with such a nice figure should NOT look dumpy.

    The makeup is atrocious. She looks like a painted lady of the night. Trashy, trashy, trashy.

  23. Julie says:

    Don’t like the dress, make-up or hair. Like her curvy figure but she needs to tone up. Too young for those flabby arms. And the tatoo. What in the hell was she thinking. Not a fan of tatoos, but like AJ’s better than this!

  24. Esmom says:

    I think it would be a pretty dress if the midriff wasn’t exposed. call me crazy but I think her hair (while not the most flattering style for her) and makeup look good, dramatic yet polished.

  25. sarah says:

    she’s an actress, not a lawyer. she need to realize that her look is part of her job and start working out

  26. CTgirl says:

    Unless you’re built like a 10 year old boy the sliver of skin showing just looks tacky. And you know when she sits down that sliver of skin is going to poke out. Not pretty.

  27. mary simon says:

    I would like the dress and the shoes on someone else, perhaps – she is just not rocking this look. That tattoo is ill placed, blurry and childish – detracts from her overall look. I never understood all the buzz around her, either.

  28. JYT says:

    Scarlett is a good example of the truism that women who are considered sex symbols/bombshells are usually not particularly stylish or chic, and almost never attain the status of fashion icon (e.g. Old Hollywood examples would be Monroe, Liz Taylor, & Sophia Loren)

    Conversely, women who are considered very stylish & chic may be seen as beautiful & elegant, but it is rare for them to be primarily noted for their sex appeal (e.g. Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Kate Moss).

  29. Nan says:

    The style of the dress makes her look like she’s dumpy even though she’s not. It’s not the best look for her. The hair/make up is good and a retro look works for her b/c she has classic features.

  30. anne_000 says:

    I think that halter top/skirt combo is made for someone taller & thinner, so that the midriff area accentuates a curve and shows more bare torso area.

    I know she’s going with a 1930s/1940s look with the halter top/skirt combo, hair style, and shoes. I think her greenish-blue makeup matches her tattoo, which is unfortunate. I think she needs to get rid of that particular tattoo. It looks like a sticker one gets from kindergarten class for being a good girl that day.

    • Sigh. says:

      ITAWY. It looks like her stylist was going for pin-up glamor, and while trying to avoid looking “costume-y,” and fell short completely. SA does not have the personality/attitude for it, anyway. The outfit needs to be more structured and/or one solid piece for her short, soft frame.

      She needs less eye shadow, but more sparkle and eye-popping color accents, too. She looks…oatmeal-y (?!?). Not “pale,” like Dita, but beige.

  31. Tazina says:

    Could she look any more bored?

    The tattoo is awful – what is that, looks like a pair of lips. The hair is unflattering, especially from the side. Other than the two piece aspect of the dress, I like the retro styling of it. I think a bit of color on her would have done wonders. She looks washed out. A bit of toning for those arms wouldn’t hurt either.

  32. jacquie109 says:

    That is a very unflattering dress… Just sayin..

  33. Lauren says:

    This is the best ScarJo has looked in a long while. Love her hair colour. She looks cute and a little stumpy..but her face is so beautiful.

  34. yadira says:

    The dress wouldn’t be too bad if it were a one piece and not a belly dress? The tat is tacky if she is trying to look hollywood classy.

  35. Happy21 says:

    She just isn’t all that. Never thought so before and don’t think so now. For me there is nothing that says “Wow” about her appearance – ever!

  36. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Any good review of a Cameron Crowe film was written by a stroke victim.

    I think the makeup lost that boxing match against Mae West.

  37. Em says:

    If only she would make her hair a pretty color instead of this brassy faded red-ish color she’s been rocking. It’s like she’s trying to be bland.

  38. Kim says:

    Why why why would she expose her midriff?? She does NOT have the body to wear this dress at all! She looks like a stuffed sausage, her legs look like stumps between the to long skirt and unflattering shoes and the makeup is bordering tranny. Awful!

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      I’m a freakishly tiny person, which means that lengths that go past the knees make me look like a bag of potatoes. I’m jealous of my two sisters being able to rock any hem, what with their being half of a foot taller than me. Then again, they’ve got their mini pitchforks out for some physical aspects of mine, so you win some and you lose some. Really wish I could pull off the long and elegant look, or jeans that aren’t dark wash. It’s such a non issue, I’ll shut up now.

  39. Angelique says:

    TRASHY ! And what is with her face, she looks weird and ugly :r

  40. meta says:

    I cant stand ScarJo. I just feel like she is so into herself and thinks she is some sort of fantastic actress which IMHO she is not. That said I guess we are supposed to comment on the dress which would have been ok if it wasnt cut out in the middle.

  41. Turtle Dove says:

    Scar is trying to channel the old sexy in the second picture and it isn’t working. She used to dress alright, but this is unflattering. To the OP who said that she’s phoning it in… it looks like that to me too.

  42. Tiffany says:

    I think she looks great. Not the most exciting dress, but she hardly looks fat or ugly.

    Some of the comments on this site make me sad for womenkind. We are so unnecessarily cruel to each other sometimes!

  43. hmmm... says:

    I think it`s the bad styling that makes her look bad. The hair, the makeup and the dress are all wrong for her. She needs a new stylist and a little workout but other than that I think she is beautiful.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      I think that’s a pretty fair assessment. She kind of bugs me, but nearly to the extent that she did say, five years ago when she was ubiquitous and it was a federal offense for any men’s magazine to go for five minutes without remarking on her looks. But that’s hardly unique to her as overexposure makes fools of everyone.

  44. Sarah says:

    What’s funny is I think this is what she looks like when she works out. She said she was training for the avengers or whatever. When she works out she looses her waist and her curves and looks really stumpy. Also I think part of the reason she looks so bad lately is because she is just the worst…

  45. sam says:

    I’ve always thought that her face is just awkward.

  46. ruby says:

    Aah ScarJo… I used to think she was overrated. Well, now her star is waning and I think she deserves it. Also isn’t it funny how everyone used to call her sexy because of her boobs ? Somewhere along the line she dieted and lost them. Since then her fat distribution never came back the same… Now it goes to her arms and thighs and she has to hoist the girls up to high heavens, but even with that, she doesn’t look half like how she used to.
    And strangely enough I don’t hear all those men drooling about how sexy she is and how great she is ? it was always about her boobs and now she’s lost them no one cares anymore. So much for the “talent” everyone was harping on about.

    As for her face I always thought she looked a bit pig like… Dislike her nose, eyes and mouth. She’s just not pretty. And the sliver of midriff we see is just silly. Not sexy, not flattering to her body shape… All kinds of wrong.

  47. 6 says:

    I really don’t think she is fat, that is extreme. The dress is not a good cut for her body type though. She looks healthy to me and I am not a fan of hers at all. I wish more actresses would look healthy and normal instead of that super trim bony look.

  48. FingerBinger says:

    She looks fine stop picking on the girl.

  49. marie says:

    Horse face ScarJo is neither Trashy nor cute in this outfit. She is butt ugly! She is too big of a girl to wear this style of dress. Another person who is not aging well.

  50. lucy2 says:

    The dress isn’t flattering, I don’t care for the midsection at all. I think she’s pretty, but this is a bad overall look.
    She has one of the worst placed tattoos too.

  51. Mia says:

    I hope she does not have too many scenes in The Avengers, could bring the movie down for me. Awful actress, not a classy personality.

  52. Alison. says:

    There’s not much to say about a dress that’s as “meh” as the person wearing it, so…yeah. I think if it were a little shorter and a little more body-hugging, she would’ve rose up on the “meh” scale. And that blue eye shadow…REALLY? Girl, that make up artist hates you, lol. The shoes are cute, but they don’t go AT ALL with the dress, er…skirt, whatever.

  53. Kosmos says:

    Okay, well I hate the hair style. I’m not sure I would like it on anyone else either…the dress is horrible and does nothing to flatter her. The showy midriff makes her look heavy. I agree, she rarely looks good in what she’s wearing. Why can’t she dress in clothing that looks best for her body type. I remember seeing her in a big fur coat and it just made her look top-heavy, and she wore it with jeans, not a good look for her. She’s never been a favorite of mine anyway, so thumbs down all around, sorry…..

  54. joxjooze says:

    What a disaster!
    The hairstyle is no good,
    the make up is bad and
    that dress is a catastrophe.

    ..pity, she could be quite pretty!

  55. Izzy says:

    Am I a very jealous person or in fact she’s just not a good actress nor all that beautiful, not to mention she is a lame “singer”? I really can’t buy all the crap the media wants to sell about her, honestly I don’t see what’s so special about her anyway.

  56. Juu says:

    She’s got sausages for limbs!