Natalie Portman in a tent-like Dior at the SAGs: retro fug disaster or fine?

23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

I enjoy the SAG Awards and the SAG fashion because it feels like a big, formal event, but it also feels like actors are there to get a bit loose and have fun. There’s rarely a huge fashion moment, and the gowns usually feel like the second or third choices (as in, women wear their first choices to the Golden Globes and Oscars). So, I don’t know if Natalie Portman intended to wear this Dior dress. Like, was this ever her first choice? She’s one of the major faces of the label and – just my opinion – it feels like Dior has been struggling to meet the needs of their “pregnant” models. Dior was like, “f–k it, just give her a giant sheet with some bell sleeves,” and Natalie was like, “Er, this dress sucks but I guess I’ll just wear it to the SAGs, no one will notice.” We noticed. I feel sorry for her – no pregnant lady should have to wear a giant tent with bell sleeves. No wonder she looks like she could kill someone (JK, she always looks like that).

23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

The 23rd Annual SAG Awards - Arrivals

23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

Kirsten Dunst also got a Dior. This, to me, is solid, but a bit dull. I mean, it’s flattering, inoffensive, rather pretty but not all that memorable. She looks nice but will she be anyone’s choice for best-dressed?

The 23rd Annual SAG Awards - Arrivals

Kate Hudson got a Dior dress too. This was horrible on the runway but I think Dior did a decent job making it red-carpet ready. Honestly, imagine this dress on someone you really liked, and I bet you would love the dress. As it is, I think people were hating on this look because they don’t care for Kate Hudson personally, and they didn’t know why she was there (she was just presenting). The dress is decent-to-solid, IMO.

23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

The 23rd Annual SAG Awards - Arrivals

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  1. ell says:

    portman’s dress isn’t even worthy to be called such, it’s literally a sack. it’s horrendous.

    kirsten’s dress is pretty, nothing special.

    i don’t dislike kate hudson, and yet i don’t love the dress. i think i’d like it better if it didn’t have that cape think, which is nagl.

    • holly says:

      What is going on at Dior? Why do they keep trolling us, and the wearers.

    • Splinter says:

      You think the cape is the problem with Kate’s dress? I would say the wierdest thing is what is underneath. Is that her political statement written on her spanx? Accesorized with random flowers. So many strange details.

      • ell says:

        i just hate capes. but yeah, you’re right it’s messy.

      • QQ says:

        I agree and add that is an objectively terrible Its Underboob, Spanx, and making her appear both wide and hunched from the weird cape cut, and then this xmas ornament from Michaels Ass Flower.. No, My faves could possibly never xarry this dress either, I Mean Ffs All Kate Hudson does is promote Her Body (of) work and this makes her look wide!

      • Rachel says:

        I didn’t even notice the white Dior waistband on her boyshorts last night. WTH? I didn’t like the dress before I saw it. I like it even less now.

      • sarah says:

        I give a bit of a side eye to Kate Hudson on the red carpet or in pap shots or “lifestyle” articles. I always say “Lord, if only you had a career to keep you busy these days but I guess not”. But I have to admit she looks great and she always brings it when she is on the red carpet. She knows how to bring the glamour for Hollywood.

      • ShoeAddict says:

        I agree. Too many details not simplified. Had they simplified the dress, drop the flowers, underboob, cape or waist, it would have looked much better.
        As for NP, she looks she could kill someone having had to wear that sack.

    • Dtab says:

      Seriously though….I feel bad for Portman, I have camped in smaller tents than this dress…she deserves better

    • Nicole says:

      Dior is hideous 8/10 times to me. If they can make a pretty girl like Jlaw look terrible (I tend to like when she doesn’t wear Dior on red carpets).
      Also Rami Malek is a new face of Dior so swoon.

      • teacakes says:

        Dior needs to get Kirsten Dunst, she’s the only actress I’ve seen who consistently looks good or at least not-terrible in post-2011 Dior on the red carpet.

        And apparently she and Rami went to the same high school so they could have a little reunion if they did an ad together.

      • Nicole says:

        Interesting Teacakes! Jlaw modeled the dress Kristen has on for ads I believe. It looked good on her. One of the least offensive things I’ve seen them put out.
        No its not the models (they have Rih, Jen and countless other gorgeous faces) its the creative direction they have taken.

    • Wiffie says:

      Natalie’s dress is suspiciously loose. I suspect maybe trying to hide a baby bump?? what do you guys think??

      • Bee says:

        Ha! You win the quip award.

      • Janetdr says:

        Haha! Baby elephant maybe! What a strange design to put on a petite woman…… the dress is as wide as it is tall.

      • sarah says:

        As long as she is comfortable, I am fine with the dress. I like white and I think pregnant women should dress to be comfortable even at the SAG awards. Bless her little heart. How far along is she?

  2. KB says:

    Kirsten looked fantastic. I loved her hair.

    • Mannori says:

      She’s looking great lately. Did she bring Meth Damon?

    • Esmom says:

      I thought she looked fantastic, too, so lovely. Portman’s dress was tragic! And Hudson looked so try hard to me. Her hair and makeup were terrible, imo.

    • lannisterforever says:

      Lover Kirsten’s look! One of the best dressed in my opinion.

      • Pandy says:

        Really like Kristens dress too. Natalie wore this tent already didn’t she? And Kate’s is a shit show. The underwear band ha ha ha.

  3. k37744 says:

    Kate makeup is what’s offputting to me. Why why WHY is contouring even a thing? Makes it look like her face is caving in.

  4. Juniper says:

    She looks like she’s about 11 months pregnant so frankly – perhaps she asked for a gigantic sack. I know I would. ‘Yeah- my ankles are three times their normal size, I got hemorrhoids the size of Jupiter and this baby kicks me every 5 seconds so you’re lucky I’m leaving the house at this point – large cape please.’

    • Marlene says:

      Absolutely. When you are that pregnant you are allowed to wear tents.

      • Imqrious2 says:

        A tent wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t couples with bell sleeves! Who’s brilliant idea was that??

        “Hmmm…let’s see….what could I possibly add to make the widest part of a pregnant woman wider??? Hmmmm…oh, I’ve got it!!! BELL SLEEVES!!!” Sheesh!

    • Chinoiserie says:

      Is she going to have the baby before the Oscars? Otherwise I feel she will be wearing another tent to there, because there probably isn’t a lot of options for a very pregnant woman that are comftable.

    • lightpurple says:

      It looked like she was about to have the baby in the middle of the show. She had that really uncomfortable look one of my sister’s always had the last week of her pregnancy.

    • ravensdaughter says:

      Yes, cut Natalie some slack. She’s small and probably looks huge this far along.
      When is she due? Will she make it to the Oscars?

    • Anare says:

      😂😂😂 been there!!!

    • bella says:

      OMG–funniest comment ever!! ROFL

  5. Hannah says:

    Can you believe all those three horrible dresses are Dior? Couture that costs more than a kidney and half of a liver?

  6. Rocio says:

    Kirsten Dunst was one of the best dressed but she needs to work on her posture. The other 2 Diors were forgettable.

    • teacakes says:

      I think Kirsten would have chosen a more striking dress closer to her usual RC style if she’d been a lead.

      Don’t know why she’s not standing up straight here, her posture was perfect just last week at the Paris couture shows and she looked amazing.

  7. cleveland girl says:

    I could maybe like Kates dress, but her styling is disgusting. She looks like she is wearing a Halloween costume and applied her makeup to look like a witch.

  8. Jesie says:

    It’s very much a 60′s maternity dress, sleeves and all. She’s just desperately trying to invoke memories of Jackie O to buy some extra votes.

    • teacakes says:

      It’s not going to work, that Oscar is v likely in the bag for Stone unless the BAFTAs pull an upset and even then….. nope.

      I actually thought she had a shot because of the whole politics of then vs now angle but her chances look super slim now.

    • HappyMom says:

      I came on to say the same thing. It’s a total Jackie look. Which is just eye-rolling to me. But I find Natalie Portman trying.

  9. Bex says:

    I give her kudos for even doing the carpet because she looks so uncomfortable. I’d probably go for a tent in that situation too.

    • minx says:

      I know what it’s like, I had two big babies and was huge at the end. But I certainly wouldn’t wear cream/white or yards of that heavy fabric. It probably made her feel worse.

  10. teacakes says:

    That sheet Natalie Portman is wearing is straight up fug, but her face looks great. Kate Hudson…. nice try but she doesn’t have the presence to pull off anything that isn’t vanilla, that dress is wearing her and her makeup does not help.

    Kiki’s dress and overall look is the best of this lot but it’s rather safe for her standards and looks like a slight downgrade from the MUCH prettier Dior worn by Felicity Jones at the LA premiere of Rogue One last month.

    Unless she chose the dress so as not to pull focus from the leads of Hidden Figures, which is something I can see her doing.

  11. grabbyhands says:

    Retro disaster and I can’t help think that it was deliberate (not the disaster part) in an attempt to keep that Jackie O vibe front and center. Girl is thirsty for another statue.

  12. Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

    Portman used to have good red carpet style, even when pregnant the last time. That dress did nothing for anyone.

  13. Cee says:

    Why didn’t Dior tailor the back of the dress? They gave her NO shape. She looks like an inflated circus tent.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, I thought it looked very lazily made. With some tailoring it could have been much less unflattering.

    • LadyT says:

      I agree. From the front it had a classic retro maternity look. I would have added a fabulous necklace. But the back was enormous and created that tented mess. Six pregnant bellies could have hidden in the back.

  14. detritus says:

    I like Natalie’s earrings.
    Kate Hudson looks half in the bag and like she’s looking to pull.

  15. I Choose Me says:

    Someone probably already said this upthread but any dress that shows underboob gets a big fat NO from me. I dgaf who’s wearing it. Also, Kate’s styling adds to the NOPE.

    Natalie probably just wanted to be comfortable and I don’t blame her. Kiki’s look is okay just bland and she looks like she knows it.

  16. Tig says:

    It’s like Kate’s dress is so accessorized- belt(?)/flowers!!- and the others are just so blah. Can’t argue that Natalie’s dress’ shape is about all anyone 8.99 mths pregnant would be comfortable in, but maybe a color or small print? Are the earrings Dior as well? And Kristen- maybe she was dialing it back out of respect to the leads, bec that is one blah frock.

  17. Mads says:

    Emma Stone in the background of the fourth picture is how I feel about Natalie’s dress

  18. RiddyZooKeeper says:

    Who thought it would be a great idea for Kate Hudson to wear Dior men’s underpants and let the white Dior printed waistband show??? It throws the whole look and feel and also makes the whole look low class.

  19. blonde555 says:

    YIKES to Kates face. Scary. She messed around with it too much.

  20. bobslaw says:

    That Dior is a f***ing horror.

    I am convinced the people at Dior know nothing about women’s bodies. I always hated the hip bone & breast plate look they shoved JLaw into again and again.

  21. Bridget says:

    I actually like that Dior is changing direction again now that Raf Simmons is out. I could have liked the black dress, but really don’t think Kate Hudson should have been wearing it – it needs someone taller, with more presence, and less bronzer.

    I’m not into Natalie’s on the nose Maternity style.

  22. perplexed says:

    The dress is a bit odd-looking, but she is pregnant…if she wants to wear something comfortable, that’s completely understandable.

  23. Courtney says:

    for those that asked when Natalie is due she’s said previously that she’s due in early April. as for who will win the Oscar that’s up in the air. chances are Natalie may skip the Oscars because she’ll be quite close to her due date and won’t be able to attend

  24. Anilehcim says:

    I’m rolling my eyes at how many people put Natalie Portman on their best dressed list. This is her second hideously ugly tent dress. Remember in earlier times in history when women celebrities had to basically hide themselves when they were pregnant because people were apparently so offended and disgusted by the sight of a woman with child? And remember how far our society has come since then, with women who are pregnant not hiding their bodies anymore? Yeah, Natalie is bringing that oldschool, antiquated shit back. Maybe she’s just more comfortable this way, but I feel like it’s just weird and comes off like she’s hiding herself. Not a fan.

  25. serena says:

    Awful, all of them. Oh wait, maybe Dunst’s not so much, it was pretty and blah.

  26. perplexed says:

    When people were saying that Natalie Portman had the Oscar locked up, was that stuff put out by Portman’s publicity team?

  27. Bee says:

    I have been hugely pregnant. A hugely pregnant woman can wear whatever TF she wants to wear. That is all.

  28. Bliss 51 says:

    First, @QQ & @Juniper, thank you for the laughs. Nine days, 9, count them, of Marmalade Sphincter! And @Bee writes the truth. I usually love what Kirsten Dunst wears to the red carpet, but not this look. And why does Kate Hudson do these appearances?

  29. Sequinedheart says:

    I’ve been floating this theory for a minute and I’m going to air it here:
    Any coincidence that NP is knocked up again after working with Arronofsky? There were a ton of theories about that after black swan and similarities between their kids……………
    How convenient. Even that giant sack can’t hide a juicy piece of gossip like that – if it was ever proved, of course.

  30. Trashaddict says:

    From the neck down : Bride of Frankenstein.
    From the neck up: gorgeous hair and earrings.

  31. Anare says:

    I feel for Natalie Portman. I attended some formal events when I was hugely pg too and your choices are limited and you feel like a house walking down the sidewalk and…ugh. That dress is pretty but could have several yards of fabric taken out and still hang loose. I like Kirsten Dunst’a gown, very pretty. Kind of wish it was pale blue or pale sage or something other than white. I don’t like Kate Hudson’s dress at all. I think the cape is weirdly cut across her shoulders and just doesn’t look flattering. Her hair and makeup are hideous. She looks garish. That whole look just says Elvira to me. I think she looks pretty in dresses that are softer, and match her flirty personality.