Elizafug Olsen

I had the hardest time parsing this outfit. Apparently it’s a sweater over a very long shirt, over skinny pants.

And in person that was probably obvious, but in photos — at least on my monitor — it all runs together, to the point where when I saw the thumbnail I feared they were hideously ballooned harem pants. So we dodged that bullet, at least. My issues here, then, are twofold:

1) If you don’t WANT people to be afraid you’re wearing a) hideously ballooned harem pants, or b) a semi-dowdy dress over said pants, then this is a bad choice for an event that includes photographers because the resulting shot may make it hard for people to tell what the heck is going on;

2) Knowing what the parts ARE, I still don’t love it. In fact, I’d like to remove the long black mullet-cut shirt and see if the sweater and pants look reasonable together on their own. The witchy flow of the shirt is SO Olsen Twins to me, which I suppose makes sense considering they share so very much of the same genetic material. But it’s just so heavy — it takes any spirit and lift from the cutesy pink flowers and drags it underwater and drowns it and then tries to frame someone else for the murder.

[Photo: WENN]

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Comments (24):

  1. me

    She looks like she’s molting.
    In other news, did you know you were quoted in the illustrious Daily Mail?

  2. Elle

    Mystery how any of the Olsens got their “fashionista” credentials. With rare exceptions they look terrible-including hair and clothing.

    • LoriK

      It was pointed out to me recently that being a fashionista is about being really interested in fashion, not about having good taste or even a glimmer of a clue. So there you go.

      • GFY Heather

        They do, but their line The Row — and Elizabeth and James, actually — has some really nice pieces in it. They seem able to separate what they like on their own bodies, and what they’re making for other people.

  3. Rachael

    I think it would be fine — maybe not, like, divine, or anything, but cute enough to be going on with — if the shirt under the sweater didn’t have that mullet high-low hem.

  4. witjunkie

    SO Olson Twin, even to the hair. That said, this is kind of cute – I just don’t want her to make a habit of it.

    • Maria L.

      My reaction was: “Oh God, the twins are infecting her.” I was kind of hoping she wasn’t going to go down that road….

      •  HelenBackAgain

        Yes, I remember her wearing some fairly reasonable things in the past, but not for some time now. Clearly, the twins Got To Her. Pity.

  5. Suzie

    I think a white collard shirt underneath the sweater (instead of the black mullet shirt) would improve the outfit.

  6.  jenelope

    Didn’t Kanye wear something very similar to this recently? Maybe without the flowers.

  7.  HelenBackAgain

    That sweater would be adorable on a twelve-year-old. It’s ridiculous on a grown woman, and the full-length sleeves under the sweater’s three-quarter sleeves are not helping.

    The mullet shirt might be fun as a slightly scandalous mini-dress (on someone else entirely, who wears a lot of sexy things – let’s say Ciara), depending what the rest of it looks like.

    The leather leggings are an abomination. I hate leather leggings with a fiery passion. They need to learn that it is not okay to be leather leggings and to exist.

    Her hair needs brushing and at least a couple of inches trimmed off.

    Positive notes: I like the natural-hued makeup on her, and it looks like her shoes fit nicely.

  8. Lynne

    We need to talk about the Olsens. I don’t know if Mary-Kate and Ashley are happy. Maybe they are. But every photo op makes it appear that they’ve had their souls sucked out through their eyeballs. So whenever I see Elizabeth looking bright and cheerful on a red carpet — which is pretty much always — I get very judgemental.

    Did you thank your sisters, Elizabeth? For being robbed of their childhoods so you could grow up in blissful, privileged anonymity? I’m aware this is all unfair and speculative but I can’t help it. I’ve got an attitude about this chick. She needs to have a little gratitude damn it!

    • Sandra

      If she does owe them a debt of gratitude, which I would debate, as she had no input on the decision to start them in acting when they were toddlers, perhaps all three sisters have chosen to keep that private amongst themselves. Just because they grew up in the public eye doesn’t mean they have to live their family life there.

      • Lynne

        I don’t deny you’re right. Or that I’m basically full of crap. I just have a thing about this girl and how much happier she looks than her sisters. Of course she doesn’t owe them anything but she prospered from their sacrifice. Which also might not be the case. It’s just the movie that plays in my head.

        • Caroline

          Well at least she’s an excelllent actress–not one of those talentless Kylies or Kenners or whatever their horrible names are who rode the coattails of their godawful sister to fame. I don’t mind nepotism unless the one who benefits doesn’t have the chops to back it up.

    •  HelenBackAgain

      The twins were born in Sherman Oaks. I don’t think Trent (their older brother) or Elizabeth’s relative privilege was dependent on their income.

      • Jessica

        They seem to get along very well. The twins named Elizabeth + James after her, in part, after all. So if they get along, what do the rest of us really care?

        For all we know, she may thank her sisters every day of her life. Her ability to smile when they love themselves some duck lips probably isn’t indicative of the state of their relationship, you know?

        •  HelenBackAgain

          So if they get along, what do the rest of us really care?

          Good point.

  9. Natasha Fatale

    Yes, this could have been pretty as a dress – she could have looked the best she’s looked in a long time if it was just a normal cocktail-length dress with more interesting shoes – it could even have been above-the-knee on anybody but the twins (have we ever seen their knees post-adolescence?).

  10. googler

    Now that she’s grown up, I don’t know one Olsen from the other. If it wasn’t for the comments I wouldn’t have known if this was one of the twins our Outlier Olsen.

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      •  HelenBackAgain

        I got it the first time. ;-) But it’s cute that you corrected. And I love “Outlier Olsen.”

        To me, she does look different from the twins, but I loved her movie. So that meant I spent a lot of time with her face.

  11. Lily1214

    Why is she standing like this?