Salma Hayek in Gucci at the Golden Globes: tacky and/or sexy?

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Sometimes I wonder what I would wear if I had boobs. I might show a little cleavage once in a while, but I wouldn’t want to hang out of things. My friends who are lucky that way always tell me what a pain it is, and how I can wear whatever I want. I just want to know what it’s like to have that problem. There were a lot of cleavagey outfits last night, like Patricia Arquette and Salma Hayek. This looks like two different dresses squeezed into one. It’s got a too-tight turquoise bodice in which she’s barely contained and a straight white skirt that doesn’t seem like it goes with the top at all. I do like the tiny belts at the waist and bust, but does it need that stupid keyhole too? Plus the bodice is brocade, that’s overkill. This is Gucci, Salma’s husband owns the parent company of that brand and somehow Salma gets fug looks. With Gwyneth Paltrow on the red carpet last night everyone else looked pretty good though. This isn’t that bad in comparison.

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Sienna Miller was also in Gucci. She looks a little underdone and beachy but this suits her and I like the mix of light colors and fabrics. It’s whimsical and just her style.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw had the best Gucci look. Check out the belt with the stacked buttons. This looks like a flapper dress, like it would be perfect for New Year’s, and I love it.

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  1. josephine says:

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s dress was terrific and I love the red lip.

    Salma looked like she had a bathing suit on with a white wrap. The skirt part of the dress was actually fine – it fit well, had a nice slit, material looked expensive. Paired with a nicer top 1/2 and the look would have been a winner.

    • Eliza_ says:

      Salma looks like she’s on vacation in Monaco walking to a bar by a beach.

    • Ctgirl says:

      She looks like an escapee from the Real Housewives Vegas edition in that ensemble with her Golden Globes ready to bust out.

    • Hoot says:

      If this is a new set, I feel bad for her back. But I do understand the problem of women with large cleavage. It’s very hard to find a look that compliments your body. You’re either wearing something that looks too small/tight or a yard of fabric making you look like a lineman. I think she could have done better.

  2. Lee says:

    Sienna’s dress kinda washes her out.
    Salma looks tacky, that’s all I get from that dress.

    • kelleybelle says:

      Let’s show off the boob job that she swears is real. I get the same thing from that dress. Totally unnecessary to show off that much t*t. Does nothing for her, sadly.

  3. Maria says:

    Of anyone written about on this site, I envy Salma’s life the most.

    • horseandhound says:

      yeah. she looks happy. she has a career, a filthy rich husband, they seem to love each other, a kid…all is good.

  4. Modiglia says:

    With a rack like that, and a small waist, a woman can either go cleavagy or cover up and look as big as a house.

    Latina women, like other women of colour, are frequently hypersexualised when showing any amount of skin. Gwyneth was practically naked under some tuile but she won’t be called out for showing too much.

    Salma looks like she feels sexy. So she should be allowed to.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Goop WAS NAKED (save that tacky bra with the huge closure in the back) and a THONG under it. She couldn’t get any more “LOOK AT MEEEEEEEE!!” if she tried (and not get arrested, of course). UGH!

      ONLY “GOOD” thing I can say about Goop is that she finally put some low lights in her hair and must’ve spent a month with conditioner and a plastic bag wrapped around her head to seal it in, because her hair actually look nice (and not fried/over-processed) for once!

    • whatWHAT? says:

      Thank you for this. I have large boobs and yes, it’s almost always “cleavage-y” or “look like you’re nine months along”.

      and while I fully agree with what you say about Latinas or any women of color, the same holds true for a white woman with curves. I keep reading about high school girls with big boobs (or who are just a bit heavier) getting asked to cover up or leave their proms while a skinny white girl can wear a cut-out dress with no issues. if a woman with a b-cup can wear strapless, SO CAN A D-CUP, as long as the dress stays up.

      I think Salma Hayek is one of the most gorgeous and sexy women in Hollywood today.

      PS – re GOOP’s dress…Gunnie Sax meets Frederick’s of Hollywood in baby-poo brown. one of the ugliest garments I’ve ever seen.

      • Christina says:

        Agreed, What What. Dolly Parton likes to say that, “it costs a lot of money to look this tacky.” Women’s bodies are policed. If you aren’t flashing nipples and butt cleavage, but are showing a little skin for a night out, it should be fine. When you have boobs and no money, it’s hard to have things fitted to you. And if they are too fitted, but you are covered up, you can still be accused of being inappropriate. If know that women gets fake boobs and butts now, but plenty of women have bodies like that naturally.

        I have big boobs and enough of a waist to look indecent in some clothes that would look chic on a slimmer, less curvy person, but I get sick of working so damn hard to hide my cleavage. Salma is in evening gowns all the time, and that’s an appropriate outfit to work cleavage. Me in work blouses? A pain. I’m not trying to flash you. I’m just trying to dress for work and not wear a mumu.

        All that said, Salma still looks like she’s wearing a bathing suit with a skirt from Forever 21. Do better, Salma. This isn’t about her cleavage. It’s just a crappy dress, IMHO.

      • Erinn says:

        I was talking about that with my husband last night. Someone on tv was wearing a cute deep v-neck fall/winter knit sweater type outfit. And it looked SO cute. But on my it’d have looked WAY too busty.

        And I’m really short as well – a hair under 5’2″. I’m not tiny, but I have a pretty obvious bust/waist/hip difference, so I’m lucky for that in a lot of ways. But just like you said – most of the time the choice is either boobs on display or shapeless clothes. And that suuuuucks.

      • Jane'sWastedTalent says:

        Don’t know if you guys have tried them already but there are minimizer bras, and they saved me during my junior high and high school years. Button-up shirts and (certain) v-necks can come back into your lives. They’re wonderful and really helped with my body image issues.

    • Ashby says:

      Very, very tacky.
      Salma Hayek is often dressed tacky, with her resources and access to the best clothing in the world it is pretty lazy in my opinion.
      She is a very attractive woman, but many times is dressed so bad.
      The top looks like a bathing suit, the brocade fabric appears cheap and the white skirt seems like a wrap she has thrown on after she was heading from the beach to her hotel room.
      And the keyhole was really needed after that massive cleavage, she just seems desperate to me?????
      My best friend is very thin, but short with a very large chest, in all the years we have known each other, I have never seen her not dressed in a classy way, yes she has a cleavage, but it is a lovely one without showing it ( nearly ) all.
      We laughed many times about my non existent chest that doesn’t have to have a bra.
      I have a tiny chest, very perky, but tiny and I’m also much taller than her, very slim with really long legs and arms, so it’s easier for me to dress without showing too much.

    • Sarah says:

      @Modiglia . I agree 100%. Salma’s cleavage is not much deeper than Phoebe Waller-Bridge, she just has more to offer. Somehow, I’m pretty sure the women calling Salma tacky were nicer to Phoebe.

      • Rollo says:

        @ Sarah, I don’t understand your comment.
        What ever happened to dressing for your body type?
        It’s not rocket science, especially for people with the resources and access Salma has.
        The excuses are just weird.

    • Malificent says:

      Back in the day, I had an hourglass figure, so I totally get battle between trying to look sexy without looking hoochie mama. Even finding the right cut on a T-shirt was a chore.

      For me, I did a lot of vintage dresses from the 50s because they were actually cut when my figure was “in style”. Most modern cuts just aren’t designed for busty women.

      I don’t have a problem with Salma’s dress showing a ton of cleavage — work what you got — and Salma shouldn’t be apologetic about gotting a lot. But I do have a problem with the fact that it looks like she’s spilling out of a dress that is two sizes too small on the top. With her access to bazillions of dollars and endless design house resources, there is no reason why this dress should not have been perfectly fitted instead of making her look like an over-stuffed sausage.

    • OriginalLala says:

      Before i had a reduction last year, it was either cleavage-city or pregnant-schoolmarm looks for me thanks to my giant rack of doom. My boobs are alot smaller now, super perky, and its so nice to not have to think/worry about them all the damn time. Plus dealing with people making comments about them and policing what I wear was exhausting.

      • emmy says:

        I’m seriously considering one, was it worth the pain? I f*cking hate my huge boobs, they are a literal pain. Bathing suits are the worst, sports bras need to have an elaborate pully system, and my back is constantly out of whack.

        Having said that, Salma looks bomb. If Gopp can show her ass, Salma can show cleavage.

    • horseandhound says:

      it’s about the boobs. women with big breasts are always accused of being vulgar, even when their cleavage is not as revealing as one of women with smaller breasts. actresses wear dresses that show breasts all the time and nobody says anything.

  5. Chaine says:

    She looks tacky AND sexy and I kind of love it. If I had that rack I’d show it off too.

  6. (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

    Well she did a total 180 from her schoolmarm high neck with the diamond bow pin on her neck. This look has to be one of Salma’s tackiest yet. Not only were the girls on full display, but she looked ready to burst right out of it. I expected to hear a “BOIIIIIIING”. You’d think with her billions, and her husband the HEAD of the fashion house, she’d have the most exquisite dress(es) made for her. Nope. Didn’t happen.

    • Modiglia says:

      I see a lot of comments like this but not a lot of descriptions of what would be “good” on her.

      • minx says:

        I liked SH’s dress except for the little hole…that pushed it into swimsuit territory for me.

      • Bailie says:

        @Modiglia :
        I’m sorry, but Salma DOES NOT NEED OUR SUGGESTIONS on how to look less tacky with showing it almost all to the world.
        She is married to a billionaire that heads one of the biggest fashion houses in the world!
        Salma is also not a 18 year old girl trying to sort out how to dress her figure in a fun, sexy, but reasonably appropriate way on a few dollars.
        She has many years of dressing up for events in show business and had plenty of experts she has worked with over the years.
        If she hasn’t figured it out by age 50 with all of the resources she has available to her than she is truly a lost cause.
        The cheap and tacky outfits of hers have no reason to be.

      • Modiglia says:

        Then, Bailie, why haven’t you applied a bit of an Occam’s razor to this situation and surmised maybe she likes what she’s wearing and is too rich to give an F what anyone thinks?

      • Barcelona says:

        Oh, boy, Modiglia, why in the world would Salma Hayek need advice on how to look ” good ” from us?
        She has been in the business of dressing up and being in the public eye for decades, by now I’m pretty sure she knows what to wear and what not to wear for her body type.
        Plus she has all of the resources and access in the world to look phenomenal.
        She is dressing in two sizes too small tops, because she is desperate to show off her ” Golden Globes “.
        The tacky too small top is not a need, it’s a cheapy looking choice.
        My cousin, is short, thin and very big chested, we have grown up together like best friends and in the 28 years I have never seen her dressed tacky, like Salma.
        It’s a myth that big chested women have only two choices : mummus or a huge cheesy cleavage.

  7. Flamingo says:

    If mine looked like that, they’d be out all the time too. That is some magnificent cleavage!

    • Sam says:

      @Flamingo – If had her chest like hers, I would not wear a top two sizes too small and I would show cleavage at night and not related to work events.
      With her access to the best clothes the fashion houses have to offer, the type of professionals she is able to work with and the money she has, it’s awful how cheesy she looks.
      I do not want to see my male coworkers butt crack the same way I do not want to see my female coworkers chest in a workplace.
      Have some respect, Salma, you are falling out of that tiny top and the keyhole makes me think of a bathing suit.

  8. Sarah says:

    Salma has access to anything and everything Gucci has to offer, and can afford literally everything else in the world. But she *chooses* to consistently wear things that are tacky and/or don’t fit. At least she’s feeling herself, so good for her.

  9. lucy2 says:

    Salma’s just looks too small on her.
    I HATE Sienna’s dress.
    Gugu is gorgeous – don’t love the dress, but it’s the best of the bunch by far.

  10. EMc says:

    The top part is simply too tight. I love the skirt and I dont even mind the idea of the top, but it looks so damn uncomfortable! It seems too casual, I agree with the above poster that it reminds me of a swimsuit top.

  11. Jadedone says:

    I think both Sienna and Selma look like they are wearing bathing suits with towels wrapped around their waists.

  12. BANANIE says:

    My thoughts exactly! I love Gugu but this dress just didn’t land for me.

  13. Other Renee says:

    Gugu is gorgeous. I like the dress but would have liked it more had it been longer.

    Yes, Salma, we know you have big ones. Did you need to bring them to play last night in front of the whole world?

    Sienna looks washed out. It’s a shame because she’s a beautiful woman.

  14. Pulplove says:

    Salma looks a little bit like Nina Dobrev’s older sister in the header picture.
    I like her dress, the colours and the cut fit her well. And she’s stunning, what a beautiful woman.

    I really like Sienna’s skirt, but also really dislike the top, it looks too much like a bikini top. Otherwise the dress could have been glorious, the colours go so well together and the material is pure elegance.

    Gugu is stunning and she can certainly wear that colour. But I for one think the belt looks a bit too bombastic and stiff and the skirt is too short.

    • Sarah says:

      Yes! Nina Dobrev. Thank you. I couldn’t place who Salma was starting to resemble. She needs to slow that plastic surgery roll, IMO!

  15. Sojaschnitzel says:

    “I just want to know what it’s like to have that problem.”
    No. No you don’t. There is nothing even remotely fun about the constant backpain, the constant male gaze of the most disgusting nature, and the constant frustration when shopping. Nothing fits, ever. Whatever you wear, you are prone to look like a porn star, no matter how hard you try to be a modest, normal member of society. And let’s not even talk about being taken seriously as a professional person.

  16. MoopsMarie says:

    Just my observation over the years, but I’ve noticed that Salma’s weight fluctuates a little bit (like many of us) and that when she’s on the higher end, she tends to go full-cleavage in her style choices. (Accentuating the positive? Or a magician’s sleight of hand trick? Who knows.)

    • hunter says:

      Truth. She’s short and just five pounds seems to go straight to her boobs (they are implants).

      When she’s heavier her boobs seem to get even bigger. Look – she is sooo tiny she is wearing 4″ platforms with like 7-8″ heels under that skirt to look taller/longer

      It’s a bit impressive actually.

  17. Faithmobile says:

    That much cleavage is distracting and disappointing. My own DDD girls have never seen sunlight, because I refuse to be defined by them. When I see this I pity the woman who lacks the self esteem to not rise above being a sexual object.

  18. vertes says:

    Does anyone else think Gugu is wearing a jumpsuit? There’s a difference between the right & left side lengths – both are too short. The color is good on her but I don’t like the wide belt.

  19. Jane says:

    salma’s bust looks delicious! But her face looks like it’s had too much work. :(

  20. JanetFerber says:

    Gugu’s dress nailed it. Gorgeous.

  21. Jaded says:

    I was blessed (or cursed) with huge boobs on an otherwise slim figure and let me tell you, I HATED it. I constantly got leered at, *accidentally* groped and bumped into ALL the time, I was defined by my boobs. I had neck pain, back pain, and minimizer bras are very uncomfortable. I had permanent grooves in my shoulders, nothing fit properly and I was constantly trying to find clothes that would cover them up. I finally had breast reduction surgery and went from an E cup to a C and it was one of the smartest things I ever did. I felt free, I could find clothing and bathing suits that fit properly, and didn’t have men gawking at my chest all the time. All that being said, I think Salma cheapened herself in that outfit. She’s a gorgeous woman but there’s no need to shove her boobs in everyone’s faces.

  22. kerwood says:

    We all assume that Salma has access to the BEST fashion but maybe she doesn’t. Maybe designers dont send her their best stuff because they know what a fashion trainwreck she is. SHE probably picked that horrible dress, ordered it two sizes too small and they said, ‘as you wish’ and called it a day.

    • Bailie says:

      Salma could buy something less tacky off the rack and have it altered.
      She has plenty of resources and connections in the fashion industry.
      Salma could even hire a seamstress and have the dress made completely from scratch, she has the money and knows people in the business.

  23. Nicegirl says:

    I think it’s tacky but pretty confident most men would find it sexy.

    • AliceWonderland says:

      @Nicegirl, funny, we watched the GG together with my husband last night.
      He said that both Patricia Arquette and Salma Hayek looked like they were trying too hard with their cleavages.
      My husband says that a little mystery goes a long way, he doesn’t want to see most of the goods right off the bat.

  24. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I saw someone above mention Paltrow in the same too much skin vein as Hayek. Both visions are assaults, but there’s one major difference. SH is classier than that outfit. Paltrow….is not.

  25. A says:

    Sienna’s dress is a mess. Who did Salma’s make up? her face is looking lighter than her body. I like the top part of her dress, white skirt makes it look cheap.

    • London says:

      To me the top looks like a 2 sizes too small bathing suit, especially with the keyhole cut out. The whole outfit looks cheap and tacky.
      By now she should know very well how to dress her body type, she has been decades in the entertainment business, working with fashion designers, stylist and costume designers for film roles and events.
      She could have bought something off the rack and have it altered, Salma has plenty of money and connections in the industry.

  26. frenchtoast says:

    Sienna Miller always makes that stupid face on every photos…

  27. Bahare says:

    Salma nails the rich evening cruise wear for this dress but my first thought after my wow was that it just isn’t dressy enough even for the GG. There have been a ton of women like Jlo and rihanna and even angelinas leg that sizzle. Oh yea- Katy Perry too. To me it’s how comfortable and how you feel in the dress.That said she is a sexy woman and no matter what gender is looking I am in awe and trying not to stare. But whatever the esthetic there are those right dresses but wrong time.

  28. olala says:

    Gugu Mbatha Raw is so breathtakingly beautiful. The look is perfect. Need to google her shoes 🤔

  29. Bread and Circuses says:

    I’ve never heard of Gugu Mbatha-Raw before, but my gosh, she’s incredibly pretty, isn’t she? And yes, she looks great in that hair/makeup/outfit, although I would have liked the dress more if it were floor length and had something less blocky around the waist than that belt.