Celebrity Style on Trial: Leighton Meester at the premiere of ‘Country Strong’

Nov 8, 2010 - Nashville, Tennessee; USA - Actress LEIGHTON MEESTER arrives on the red carpet at the Nashville Premiere of Country Strong that took place at the Regal Green Hill Cinema located in Nashville. Copyright 2010 Jason Moore. © Red Carpet Pictures

This Marc Jacobs dress has been winning huge amounts of praise this week from our fellow fashion bloggers, some of whom have been gushing over the wonder of it since it appeared on Leighton Meester at the premiere of ‘Country Strong’. This reaction has left us scratching our heads and wondering what we’re missing here, because… well, we don’t even really need to explain ourselves, do we? It’s a see-through skirt with a bad case of measles, and our fingers are just itching to rip it off and reveal what looks to be a reasonably nice dress underneath. Before we go ahead and decide that would be the right thing to do, however, we’re going to take a quick straw poll of our readers. What do you think of this? Is it guilty or innocent of commiting crimes of fashion? (To help you decide, there are some more images under the jump)

Photo by: Quasar/starmaxinc.com 2010  11/8/10 Leighton Meester at the premiere of Country Strong . (Nashville, Tennessee) Photo via Newscom

Nov 8, 2010 - Nashville, Tennessee; USA - Actress LEIGHTON MEESTER arrives on the red carpet at the Nashville Premiere of Country Strong that took place at the Regal Green Hill Cinema located in Nashville. Copyright 2010 Jason Moore. © Red Carpet Pictures

Nov 8, 2010 - Nashville, Tennessee; USA - Actress LEIGHTON MEESTER arrives on the red carpet at the Nashville Premiere of Country Strong that took place at the Regal Green Hill Cinema located in Nashville. Copyright 2010 Jason Moore. © Red Carpet Pictures

26 Comments

  • November 10, 2010

    rehameissa

    i am shocked… its a horrible dress

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  • November 10, 2010

    Siany

    UGLY! Ugly dress! I adore her, but this is an ugly dress!

    And why is she wearing it with those shoes?

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  • November 10, 2010

    Jess

    What’s with the gold disk? That’s what baffles me most about this dress.

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  • November 10, 2010

    Tali

    How HORRIBLE!
    I’m with Jess on wondering about the golden disc!!

    And.. the bare boobs!

    OMG she looks like what you can sometimes find on some knitting forums(( (when knitting goes wrong)

    And her hair!

    I just can’t stop looking…

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  • November 10, 2010

    Aisha

    I actually really like the dress. The colors are very nice..the bottom half is see through but it was done in a tasteful manner. On the other hand, the gold dics and the shoes are entirely wrong for this outfit

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  • November 10, 2010

    lizvocal

    Red shoes with hot pink? Ick. This dress looks like two very different sarongs paired together to imitate the world’s ugliest sari. And the gold disk is mysterious. How does it stay on? brr and ouch.

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  • November 10, 2010

    Katie

    I think the dress would have been gorgeous had the sheer skirt ended above the knee, like the slip under it.

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  • November 10, 2010

    Daisy

    Definitely a fashion faux-pas in my book!! Hate the red part of the dress, as well as the gold disk and the clashing shoes. On top of that, her hair looks extremely frizzy and she appears to be very flatchested (which she usually is not, or at least not so bad). Ugh!

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  • November 10, 2010

    Liza Ashby

    It’s horrible! Even if the red was the same length as th slip it wouldn’t look good :/ I don’t mind the top half so much, but with an opaque skirt!

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  • November 10, 2010

    Amee

    Its ugly all around. Appears to be a horrific skin disease.but I’m not fashionable, so what do I know?

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  • November 10, 2010

    Moni

    The top half is pretty (although I don’t understand that golden disk either…), the bottom half would be great without that awful pink curtain from the 70s that poses as a skirt. The way it is, the “shkirt” clashes with the shoes as well as the top, and I can’t help but feel sorry for the cute golden skirt underneath.

    So please, Leighton, tear off the pink part and fix your hair, and I’ll join in the praise.

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  • November 10, 2010

    HippieBikermom

    Is it just me or does it look like the side seam of the skirt is ripped/wonky?

    Anyway, lose the gold breast armor plate (really, is she expecting an invasion of some sort?!). As for the pink overlay on the bottom half, I agree that making it the same length as the underskirt would render it cute. The underskirt material appears gold and shiny; don’t want to imagine the black crochet top and shiny gold skirt without the pink overlay to bring it together.

    No excuse for the hideous shoe combo.

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  • November 10, 2010

    trixytran

    Looks like someone noticed there was a stain on the origional dress and took up granny’s crocheted table cloth,flung it around her and told her no one would notice!

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  • November 10, 2010

    Megan

    I agree with the others. Shorten or remove the measle-y part because the length it is is horrible. And who paired those shoes with that outfit? Hot pink and red do not a match make!!

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  • November 10, 2010

    Velta

    Dress by Marc Jacobs is clearly aimed at girls older than, well, at the expense of shoes – it’s just a misunderstanding.
    Otherwise it is inimitable!

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  • November 11, 2010

    Dippity

    It looks like a tribute dress to remembrance day poppies, no?

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  • November 11, 2010

    charles

    just goes to show you that even marc jacob can really mess up. It’s dreadful. And what is that gold thing on her boob?

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  • November 11, 2010

    Rebecca

    i seriously hope she has something on under the top. yikes.

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  • November 11, 2010

    Serinde

    ugly. but they look more like infected ingrown hairs than measles

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  • November 11, 2010

    ila naidu

    HIDEOUS DRESS…..a case of when my nana’s table cloth mates with Xena Warrior princess outfit….

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  • November 11, 2010

    Claudia

    Awful dress!!

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  • November 11, 2010

    Livia

    I liked it until I scrolled down and saw that it went all the way down.. now it just looks horrible. And what’s up with that golden… cup? on her breast?

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  • November 11, 2010

    Pink Princess

    Marc Jacobs or not, I don’t like it. It’s not elegant, not smart, not even funny… And the shoes, they couldn’t have been more… unmatching, color-wise. Sorry.

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  • November 12, 2010

    Andy

    I don’t really understand the top part, the gold disc is definitely throwing me off. Is the top part see-through? where are her nipples?

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  • November 13, 2010

    DRM

    Typical for Marc Jacobs…he’s been a repeat offender on this site, mostly with his shoe designs but I guess it was only a matter of time for him to spread around…The top part of this dress is beautiful and it’s not see-through, it has a nude underlay, and it appears that the mysterious gold disk matches the supposedly gold skirt slip. If the pink part goes away it could all make some sense. Then even the shoes won’t be so bad.

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  • December 2, 2010

    Trix

    The flowers are poppies. Probably for Remembrance day.

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