Selena Gomez in white hot pants & a bra top at her fragrance launch: too sexy?

Selena Gomez

Over the weekend, Selena Gomez promoted her new “Mesmerize” fragrance in New York City, and she wore this little white number — a cropped blazer paired with a bandeau bra top and tiny hot pants. Her getup a little … risque, right? Particuarly because she’s looking really baby-faced in these photos. This is such a step back from her recent Elle shoot (which a lot of you didn’t like), and it makes me believe that Selena really wants to promote a trashy image like the one portrayed by her Spring Breakers character. Sigh.

Here’s something even skeevier. While at the perfume launch, Selena was approached by two very young boys wearing “Forget Justin & Marry Me” t-shirts:

It looks like some of Selena Gomez’s biggest fans don’t want her to marry her boyfriend Justin Bieber! Instead, they think she should marry them — just check out their shirts! Adorable!

Selena launched her self-titled fragrance at Macy’s in New York City today. Were you lucky enough to attend the event? Some of Selena’s fans even slept overnight on the sidewalk to make sure they got to meet her today!

[From Disney Dreaming]

You can see a picture of Selena (in this same white outfit) posing with these boys here. It’s kind of adorable but admittedly pretty gross to witness. In these photos, Selena does seem to be pretty uncomfortable in the outfit. It’s such a shame she feels a need to sex it up instead of just dressing like herself.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Jennifer says:

    Not to sexy, too silly!

  2. Daff says:

    More than likely, some `stylist` chose that outfit for her.

  3. Anastasia says:

    Nah, those shorts are so high-waisted, it’s nearly a romper.

    I agree with Jennifer, it just looks a bit silly. Like she’s trying really hard to be grown up.

    I don’t find the thing with the boys skeevy, either. She’s just a few years older than them.

    • Amelia says:

      It screams try-hard and ‘look at me’ IMO.
      No-one, and I mean no-one who possesses a minimum of one brain cell looks in their closet, sees that outfit and picks it without aiming to have all eyes on them.
      If you were at the beach with a bra top and shorts, then you’d probably blend in. Frangrance launch? Desperate to shake the Disney image. To do that she’s going to need grow out of the cotton ball cheeks. I’m not a huge fan of Emma Watson, but thinking back a few months when she was promoting a perfume or a lipstick(?) she went in a savvy little red dress and jacket.
      I think Selena is falling back on her (baby faced) looks rather than any talent she might possess. It might just be me, but once a celebrity launches a frangrance, that usually spells the beginning of the end to me.

      • jano1981 says:

        Werent all eyes supposed to be on her? Its her fragrance launch.

      • Amelia says:

        Yeah, but it kind of goes without saying that all eyes would be on her anyway. It’s just going overboard and looking quite silly now.

  4. Kasey says:

    Do her parents not get a say in this? I would think their discretion/her comfort would override any stylist’s suggestions.

    • LeManda says:

      I’m pretty sure she’s 19 years old, so no. At 19 I would not have been ok with my parents ‘having a say’ in my wardrobe at that age.

      I don’t hate the outfit. She’s trying to figure her style out. As someone who also has a baby face, I sympathise with her.

      • Kasey says:

        Goodguggamugga! She looks underaged!

      • wonderwoman21 says:

        I hear ya, I have baby face as well. When I was 18 people thought I was 14 or 15, I hated it!

      • MizzVJJ says:

        Me too! Im 30 and get people asking all the time my age because of my profession (catscan tech). I get between 18-24 all the time!!!!!

      • Malificent says:

        I agree that it’s not fair to hold Selena to a different standard of fashion than any other 19-yr-old just because she’s baby-faced. It’s an unfortunate side-effect of her young looks that it may feed into some creepy fantasies for some people, but that’s not her fault. I was baby-faced too, and was freqently mistaken for a teenager until I was in my early 30s. I would have been pretty distressed to be told that I had to dress differently from my peers because of my baby face. (Not that I usually wore bandeau tops and hotpants….)

  5. paola says:

    In that shoes close up i can see legs’ hair. After this the whole ensemble is not sexy at all. and her face still looks to me like a swollen potato.

    • Kasey says:

      I’m not sure about the hair (I also don’t have my glasses on) but those shoes look too big, like she’s playing dress up. WHY?

    • Monkey Jim says:

      Your ‘face like a swollen potato’ comment, for all the awards, ever. Nailed it.

      And I’m still laughing at the words ‘white hot pants and bra top’ being used in the same sentence as ‘sexy’. Maybe if we’d all died and woken up in 1990. Good grief.

      • lw says:

        Fashion is cyclical. The 90s are waaaay back, especially for girls her age who didn’t experience those styles the first time around.

      • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

        Very 90210 (the original)

  6. zoomie says:

    why is it gross, it’s a joke…

  7. Bubbling says:

    what makes this hideous outfit even more hideous is that she is wearing it. If it was Katy Perry no one would blink. I feel wrong commenting on how sexy her legs look because she has a face of six year old girl, that’s the thing about her…

    • DreamyK says:

      It’s an attractive outfit..but her legs are super splotchy. The pics on here don’t show it, but I saw some that were more up close and wondered where she was that it was so cold that would make her legs look like that.

    • QQ says:

      Yes Bubbling! That Forever Child Face of hers isnt doing her many favors

  8. Candyland says:

    Outfit would have made a cute dress if the belly was covered and it was a little longer.

  9. Nilber says:

    I think she is having a hard time finding her way out of her “disney” image. I think she is just figuring it out in the spotlight. Maybe I give her a pass because my son and niece watch her show. She was very vocal about kids not watching the Spring Break movie and seems to be conscious of the way she is perceived.

    *I think she needs a new stylist and to just let growing up happen. I am just glad when I went through my awkward adult/child phase I was not in the tabloids.

    • Amy says:

      Cosign. Sheesh, some of the stuff I thought was stylin’ when I was 19? I’d burn THOSE pictures in a second.

  10. imabrat says:

    She looks like she’s playing dress up. Her little baby face just doesn’t match little miss grown up outfit.

  11. bagladey says:

    This bra and shorts look like cruise-wear and is too casual for the occasion and for the shoes which appear to be too big.

  12. Adrien says:

    I keep forgetting she’s 19. She looks 12 w/c makes that look too Lolita.

  13. Alexa says:

    I think this is her real persona, she doesn’t look uncomfortable to me at all.

  14. aquarius64 says:

    It looks like she’s trying so hard to shake her Disney image. Dating a guy that looks like he’s still in junior high doesn’t help either.

  15. the original bellaluna says:

    It’s a perfume launch. At Macy’s, FFS. Wear something comfortable.

  16. StopItLuke says:

    I don’t find her sexy at all, she just looks too babyfaced. I don’t get what you think is “Skeevy” or “Gross” about thouse picks with those little boys though… over reaction.

  17. lulu says:

    I was glad to read about the results of the court ordered child custody evaluation in the Halle vs. Gabriel debacle. On one hand, it is a ‘duh!’ that her moving Nahla to France would damage her relationship with her father, but on the other hand, an actual documented evaluation will carry a lot of weight with the judge. They usually go with the evaluation. I have no doubt that Halle will NOT be allowed to move Nahla to France.

  18. serena says:

    I don’t get this trend, bra and hot pants. It’s horrible no matter who wears it.

  19. aims says:

    Not to much, just tacky. The ocean theme is not my taste, the shoes are cute, but they look like one hour shoes.

  20. maryoomba says:

    looks like toilet paper patterns….

  21. jano1981 says:

    Being still somewhat baby faced at 31, I feel for her. Also at 18-19 I really don’t think its too much while thinking back to my idea of classy and sexy at that age! The outfits I wore! Half shirts and short shorts were worn heavily. I do live in 120° summers tho. 🙂

    • jano1981 says:

      I also see that the shoes are a few sizes too large. So I’m guessing she or a stylist just grabbed something from a freebies stash. While I can excuse the outfit I can’t condone the fit of those shoes.

  22. DetRiotGirl says:

    I occasionally freelance for the fragrance department at that Macy’s, so I feel compelled to point out that the fragrance is not called “mesmerize”. Her debut fragrance is self titled (Selena Gomez). I know, how creative, right?

    Fun fact: There was an online vote among her fans to decide what notes this particular fragrance should be composed of. Being that her fans are mostly 12 year old girls, it should surprise no one that they picked things like vanilla, chocolate, freesia, strawberries, etc… As a result, Selena’s fragrance kind of smells like a pack of Starburst with a snickers bar thrown in for good measure.

    The ad campaign for this thing is just uncomfortable considering what a juvenile smelling scent it is. She’s in a low cut dress, prancing around in a water tank. I think, in her mind, she really believes she’s selling something grown up and seductive. Perhaps if she hadn’t let her fans come up with a mish mash of discontinued lip smackers flavors from 1991 as her signature scent, she could have made something more mature that didn’t seem quite so laughable in contrast. At least her boyfriend’s perfume knew who it was aiming for.

    Yes, Bieber has a perfume too. One of the best selling women’s perfumes of 2011, I might add. How crazy is that?

    • Lisa says:

      Half her fans weren’t even ALIVE in 1991!

    • crazycatlady says:

      Thanks for the back story on the stink! Very funny.

      She’s just another teenager desperate to be an adult. Unfortunately for the rest of us, when it’s a celebrity teenager, we’re subjected to fragrance launches, bad pop songs sung while humping poles at awards shows, and photo spreads of these desperate girls wearing far too little. I guarantee these young women will look back in a couple of decades and cringe – like we’re all doing in the present.

  23. Feebee says:

    I think people need to get over the baby face. She’s 19. I got on a bus in Vegas when I was 19. I was asked where my parents were. It’s a blessing and a curse. I think most agree the real problem is the outfit and the outfit on her in particular is not a good look. She’s trying… give her a year.

  24. Sabrine says:

    She doesn’t look good here. Her face is puffy. It’s like she’s gained a bunch of weight in her face.

  25. Lisa says:

    These baby faced Disney starlets are so boring.

  26. iloveretro says:

    She looks super uncomfortable in that outfit. Her body language speaks volumes. She needs to learn how to say no to her stylist.

  27. Happy21 says:

    I think she is so pretty and I don’t think the outfit is too sexy at all. She’s wearing high waisted shorts, her boobs aren’t falling out and her ass cheeks aren’t hanging out. She looks fine. HOwever, she seems uncomfortable in the outfit so she shouldn’t have bothered to wear it at all!

  28. Esther says:

    She going to be 20 though she can wear want she wants. She may have young face and sexy might not look good on her but it’s not like she’s a child and it’s inapporiate for her.

    • MizzVJJ says:

      I agree! Even with my baby face, I’m a grown 30 year old, I dress like one. Sexy or whatever I please. I don’t expect the women my age or younger who already have wrinkles, bad skin, and crows feet to dress like Grandma.

  29. littlestar says:

    I still think she could possibly have bullimia face. Look at those puffy cheeks and jaw! Am I the only one here who thinks she has bullimia face? She’s too thin everywhere else for it to just be regular baby face.

  30. Jane says:

    Well, I’m going to be the combo breaker here and say that I think she’s cute. I think your criticism of her is pretty harsh.

  31. erica says:

    I feel like she never comes across as sexy because she has young boobs. They’re like teenager, developing boobs rather than full womanly boobs so she just isn’t sexy when she’s showing off her cleavage

  32. stellalovejoydiver says:

    That outfit is not too sexy it´s just fug, fug, fug, FUG. It looks like some ugly vintage bikini. If those were some classy shorts and a top it wouldn´t be that bad, she´s 19, I dressed a lot slutier to go out when I was 16, but I´m from Germany, so maybe different standards.

  33. Jenna says:

    I don’t think ‘she feels a need’ to sex it up…I think she doesn’t know how to dress herself and has a terrible stylist, lol.

    She came to our local mall a year ago and a girl my sister works with got to talked to her. Selena told her that Forever 21 is her favorite stores.

    My sister (since seeing Selena on TV) said that Selena’s strikes her as someone that only eats sugar …just lots a candy. She is soo pretty and young it doesn’t show but as she gets older it won’t be good for her bod or dental health. It’s why she got sick last year.

    She admits to loving fast food (like McD’s) and when Ryan Seacrest tried to get her to drink a healthy smoothie she was ewwing it the whole time. So I tend to agree with my sister that Selena not only looks young but acts and eats like 8 or 10 yr old hopped on candy.

    Anyway, her outfit looks like it can’t decide what to be. The blazer could have been combined with anything else for a more complete outfit, and the bandeau top and high waisted shorts are another outfit. She needs a new stylist-fast!

  34. Trek Girl says:

    I don’t think it’s too sexy of a look for her. Her outfit has a South Beach feel. I’m not usually a fan of looks like these, but on her and for this event, I like it – it works.
    Besides, she’s not 15 or 16. She’s 19, almost 20, and thus far has made clothing choices that are not too revealing and make sense for the events she goes to and what she’s doing with her career.

    Just for record, I haven’t heard any of her music or watched more than a couple of minutes of her show, so my opinion of her is not that of a fan or someone who follows her every movement. I’m basing my opinion on the pictures I’ve seen, the little I know about her career, and what I know and have seen of the other Disney ladies that show up on the blogs regularly.

  35. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    In the last photo Selena looks like Mila Kunis.

  36. Vera says:

    From the title I was picturing something horrid and awful; this is very cute compared to the image I conjured. I really like the little prints and overall, even though it is a tube top/bra thing, the jacket saves it from going too far and all the white looks fine together. It looks really nice with her skin, too. If she was ten years older, though, I think I’d say it wasn’t age appropriate, but this is fine on her and she looks really fresh. Fresh, but tired, I may add. But overall, for a fragrance launch, this is fine.

  37. Dotty says:

    From her eyes up, she looks 12. From the eyes to her neck, she looks like Kelly Osborne. Maybe she’ll grow into her face?

  38. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I don’t think its too sexy it just doesn’t look right. She is such a pretty girl. You’d think it’d be easy for her to dress her body.

  39. bored says:

    She can dress as sl%tty as she wants but she has that kind of sweet plump baby face that will never jive with those outfits. In a few years she’ll wish she had her sweet youthful face back inatead of trying to look older.

  40. Nico says:

    Nahh, not very sexy.