Kate Winslet is ‘sort of uncomfortable’ when women wear ‘show-off clothes’

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While I love to talk sh-t about fashion, I do believe in this fundamental truth: do your own thing. Let other people do their own things. If a person is not hurting anyone and they’re not being crazy-offensive, just let them do their own thing, for the love of God. I fundamentally don’t understand the body-shamers and concern-trollers, etc. I mean, I’m a judgy bitch too – I love to judge what people are wearing. But if someone feels great in a dress, that shows. If you can tell that a woman is really feeling herself in a particular look, that affects my opinion of the look too. Plus, discussions about fashion are discussions about female autonomy, and they are discussions about the choices a woman makes for herself and her body and what she will “show” and what she won’t. But for Kate Winslet, she’d like to start a movement where women are encouraged to cover up more, because she believes it’s… like, tacky, for women to want to be looked at?

Oscar-winner Kate Winslet is regarded as one of Hollywood’s most elegant adornments, never failing to display her old-school glamour on the red carpet. Now the 42-year-old, admits she’s concerned women reveal too much flesh in a bid for attention.

‘There’s something sort of uncomfortable to me about seeing women who are clearly presenting themselves in a way that’s designed to make people stare, but not for the right reasons,’ warns Winslet. ‘When I walk into a room, I hope to have interesting conversations with people; I’m not interested in whether people look at me or not. In fact, quite the opposite. If I have to come to an event, it’s always nice to feel a bit pulled together, but nothing that draws too much attention. My mother always said, ‘I don’t like show-offs, please don’t wear any show-off clothes.’ Even when I became the me post-Titanic, she would still say, ‘Please, darling, don’t wear anything that draws too much attention.’

[From The Daily Mail]

“There’s something sort of uncomfortable to me about seeing women who are clearly presenting themselves in a way that’s designed to make people stare, but not for the right reasons…” Y’all make fun of Emily Ratajkowski, but how is it that Emily has it right and Winslet has it wrong? Women can dress how they want. Some women like to dress sexy, and some don’t. Both are personal choices. Some women like to be looked at and some don’t. Both are personal choices. No one should “cover up” or avoid “showing off” just because Winslet – or anyone else – is a moralistic pearl-clutcher. When did Kate Winslet turn into Mike Pence? And now I have a vision of Kate referring to Ned RockNRoll as “Father” while she models her “buttons are proud” Amish gear.

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  1. Maya says:

    But it is okay to be naked on screen???

    • Carrie1 says:

      I was coming to say…. she has a different view of herself than how others see her I think. Also when I think of her work, I think it’s porn a lot of the time. Literally, of all actresses in top 10, she’s the only one I think of as a porn actress. Nothing else. And I’ve never watched porn as far as I’m aware so I dunno.

      Also she’s poured into her dresses all the time. She doesn’t do fashion, she does … self absorption maybe?

    • Joss RED says:

      Says the woman that I’ve seen naked more than I’ve seen my own mother!

      To quote the wise Kayla from Gypsy Sisters (TLC, of course): “Schizophrenic b*tch!”

    • Llamas in pajamas says:

      Oh, Kate… I still remember you from my youth when I saw you being drawn like a “French girl”. Those were the days… When I still liked her. Ugh. Now, supporting child molesters and rapists – that is really tacky and uncomfortable!

    • j says:

      the truth is that she can’t age gracefully. so her only option is to attack the women who dare to court attention while insisting she doesn’t care to be seen. SHE DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH!

    • Chinoiserie says:

      She is talking of profession environment not art.

  2. minx says:

    Oh, she is so full of shit. I can’t believe how much I used to like her and how much I dislike her now.

  3. Jenns says:

    That’s rich coming from her. I need both hands to count the number of times I’ve seen her naked in movies.

    • Erinn says:

      I liked the “When I walk into a room, I hope to have interesting conversations with people; I’m not interested in whether people look at me or not”

      BULLLLL. Girl, you’re in the wrong industry if that’s what you’re thinking. And I am pretty positive she’s aware she needs to draw attention to keep working. She just likes to think she’s above that sort of thing when it’s actually what keeps the bills paid.

      • Kit says:

        For someone who doesn’t want to draw attention to herself, she seems to engage in a lot of attention seeking behaviour. I’m starting to think she’s been trolling us all for a couple of years.

  4. BooRadley says:

    I’ve tolerated you for years because of my girlhood Leo love (and be honest, still adulthood love despite his dude-bro-yness,) but bye Felicia!
    I’m so over even pretending to tolerate you.
    I don’t really believe on cancelling people for the dumb shit they do and say especially if its not illegal etc. but she is so cancelled, everything I have heard about her over the past 2-3 years have totally made her gross to me.

  5. mint says:

    So this makes her uncomfortable but Woody Allen does not.
    Go away.

  6. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Says the woman who gets naked in many films. Kate, I liked you better when you didn’t do & say stupid shit.

  7. ariel says:

    And now the mental image of Kate and Ned doing pence and “mother” cosplay in amish gear will be in my head all damn day.

  8. Azul says:

    Every time she gives a personal opinion, I dislike her a little bit more.

  9. kate says:

    I’m sort of uncomfortable when women support pedophiles.

  10. courtney says:

    kate winslet- a woman more uncomfortable with other women’s’ clothing choices than she is about working with pedophile woody allen. right. sums up her character quite well. what a goblin

    • Sophia's side eye says:

      She worked with Roman Polanski as well, and defended working with both! Terrible woman.

  11. Nic919 says:

    I am also uncomfortable when people change their name in order to get attention, like for example Ned Rockandroll.

    Take all the seats Kate.

    • Beth says:

      Lol. You mean ‘RockNRoll’ isn’t just an uncommon last name?! That’s the dumbest of the dumb name changes, and I rock and roll my eyes everytime I see his name

  12. MVC says:

    I wish she would just shut up.

  13. Nicole says:

    Kate is full of it.

  14. Valerie says:

    Doesn’t she get her kit off in every movie??!

  15. Mia4s says:

    “Women can dress how they want. Some women like to dress sexy, and some don’t. Both are personal choices.”

    Sure yeah true….but….how a woman dresses absolutely affects how a woman is viewed in her profession and in society. That’s the sad truth. I’d like it to be otherwise; I’d also like peace in the Middle East and clean water for all the world…but I’ve been around long enough to know how things are.

    So I will never criticize how another woman chooses to dress but I would humbly offer some advice: choose your moments carefully. Emily Ratajkowski is an interesting example. If she chooses to dress (or not dress!) as she does because she realizes she’s not very talented and wants to make money? More power to her! She’s likely making more than me! But if she’s looking to compete with actresses in her age group, there is now a perception of who and what she is (rightly or wrongly) that is VERY hard to break out of. That’s the reality for women in show business. Caution (and strategy) is warranted

    • Pandy says:

      You’re right. It might not be fair but we are all judged within the first few seconds of meeting people … or seeing their pictures. I’m not overly fond of too revealing clothes either; however, I would never want to censor clothing to conform to me. But, yeah, I do think there is something to be said for modesty sometimes.

      She’s full of it though.

  16. lucy says:

    Urgh. Shut up Kate. The more you talk, the more people realise what an absolutely awful person you are.

  17. JA says:

    I’ve seen her hooha way too many times on the big screen to take her seriously when she tells me I should cover up!

  18. Penelope says:

    Can’t stand her anymore. And BTW you’re barely recognizable with all the facial surgery. Worry about that, not the way other women dress. Oh, and your buddy Woody.

  19. Marianne says:

    And what if women *gasp* want the attention?

    Besides, whats an “attention-seeking dress” anyway? One could argue that what you’re wearing in those pics is attention seeking because they cling to your body. Why dont you worry about yourself honey. The rest of us dont need your advice.

  20. Lala says:

    Here’s Kate again…standing on top of others…just to make SURE she looks 10 ft tall! It’s exhausting at this point….

  21. Naddie says:

    This is the person who outsmarted her therapist, if I remmember correctly.

    • Sophia's side eye says:

      If you “outsmart” your therapist you’re only really outsmarting yourself. They are getting paid no matter what and you are wasting your time and money. Therapists aren’t lie detectors. They can only work with what you give them. What a dumb thing for her to say.

  22. j says:

    well you know what they say – women shouldn’t be seen and not heard.

  23. Mrs,Krabapple says:

    I can’t believe she’s only 42. I think the work she’s had done on her face actually ages her.

  24. DP says:

    Won’t comment on Woody Allen bc that’s a private matter, but feels free shaming other women for their clothing choices. SMH

  25. Beezers says:

    She judges other women for what they wear, but she’s okay with grown men raping children. Okay, Kate.

  26. K says:

    I agree with her. She takes off her clothes for film, so she sees that as work.

    A lot of women now, wear see through clothes, for the shock factor. I think Karadashians.

  27. Jag says:

    So Ms. Has Gone Fully Frontal Or Partially Nude In NIne Films is going to tell other women not to show off their bodies? Sit down, Kate.