Fug or Fab: Rose McGowan


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I seriously think the only reason I’m putting this up to a vote is because I am stunned she looks as good in it as she does:

Pleated cropped cuffed pants with suspenders, a flesh-toned body suit, and a puffy pink bag is quite seriously an outfit you’d find on Claudia Kishi in Baby-Sitters Club 67: Wait, Why Am Letting A 12 Year Old Wearing Gummy Worms As Earrings Watch My Infant While I’m At Work, Again?  But — AND I KNOW THIS IS CRAZY — I feel like she’s sort of pulling this off. I would look like a little teapot in it (short and stout), but she looks sort of…French. (She is IN France. Maybe it’s something in the water.)

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  1. Caroleena Stantonova
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    Oh, and thanks…I was going to eat lunch in a bit.

  2. LoriK
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    I think we need to be careful about suggesting that she looks French in the get up. The French may sue for defamation.

    • Isazouzi
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      Ah! I was coming to say to please not insult us because we don’t dress like that! ;-)

  3. Caroleena Stantonova
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    I believe LoriK has made a valid point! Quelle insult!

  4. Tasha D
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    When I first glanced at it I thought she was topless.

    • Tasha D
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      And had possibly misplaced her nipples.

    • Lisa
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      me too. in google reader the picture is a little smaller and i was said to myself “fug or fab? SHE’S NAKED”…. but, no, just dressed horribly….

      • bdecked
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        Oh wow, I had the same thought! “OMG she’s naked!” and then later realized that nudity might actually have helped distract from the rest of what was going on.

    • Olivia
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      Me too! As I was scrolling down, I was getting more and more horrified at the fact that she was topless, but then it was just a horrid horrid shirt.

  5. TonyG
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    Caroleena nailed it. Lost my appetite. The shoes are ugly (they remind me of monotone untied bowling shoes). That tongue-colored bag reminds me of, well, a tongue. The flesh colored shirt makes you thankful she did not go rogue and wear this topless. The glasses make her look bug-eyed. Her hair is limp. But you know what, she’s probably on vacation. If you can’t wear this on vacation, then when? Oh yeah…never!

  6. GigiNYC
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    I actually don’t mind it. It’s a wacky outfit and she looks wacky in it but somehow, she’s pulling it off. Maybe it’s because her body is gloriously curvy and hourglass-shaped; on my linear body, it would look horrific. She evokes nothing so much as an oddly stylish street urchin. It works.

    • maxameliana
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      gamine, maybe? yes, it’s not great, but I’ve seen way worse. GF is working it

  7. MelissaW
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    I kinda want a pic if the person next to her – wrist full of bangles, blazer, highwaters with untied sneaks, and what looks like a fur hat (unless that’s hair, yikes!).

    • ML
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      I was just thinking “What the HELL is walking beside her?” Totally not the point, I know, but still.

  8. Eliza Bennett
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    This is so horrifying. She makes Amber’s bone sweatsuit look good. It’s like the fuglier casual version of Winslet’s breastplate dress. If the shirt part wasn’t flesh colored (urk) we could at least talk about it, but as is, OH HONEY NO.

  9. Sylvia
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    I think she almost pulls it off. Of course it’s wacky and one can ask why it was ever made, but if the bodysuit (God, I can’t believe I’m about to type this) were not nude in color, I think I’d give this a thumbs up.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to flog myself for typing that a body suit is ever okay.

  10. Kristen from MA
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    No.

  11. Travis Harrison Lafferty
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    I kinda wish that she had on a Blossom hat. Mayim Bialik would wear that SO HARD. And no I really don’t mind it, it’s strangely alright with me. It helps me not to notice her heavy face work and when I do that I get depressed because SHE WAS SO GORGEOUS A FEW YEARS AGO OMG…

    But yeah… if we’re bringing back early 90′s teen trends, I’m SO on that train.

    • Sajorina
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      Rose had reconstructive surgery on her face after an accident & maybe “Blossom” would’ve worn this, but Mayim Bialik wouldn’t because she only wears skirts (it’s a Jewish thing)!

  12. Bam Bam
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    This is so Bananarama that I might need to come out of the closet again. She is damn close to Wonder Woman levels of girl-crushing for this middle aged gay boy.

    • Kary
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      OMG — yes. Bananarama. Spot on. Add a side ponytail and an acid washed denim jacket, and you’d be set.

    • ML
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      “This is so Bananarama that I might need to come out of the closet again.”

      This made me blow coffee out my nose. And, by the way, OW. :-)

  13. Sandra
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    Oh god, jumpsuit-capris? Reallyy?!? It makes want to move to a planet where this never happened.

  14. ChristieLea
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    My first reaction to this was “I’m sure I saw this on Claudia on some random cover of a Baby-Sitters Club book I can’t remember.” AND THEN: you guys totally thought the same thing. VALIDATED. YES.

  15. Veronica
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    I could see a Claudia outfit in this. She would would have been wearing something neon or heavily patterned under it, though. :P

    I actually…kind of like the suspenders? They fit really nicely. She’s actually working those. The flesh-toned body suit? Not so much. I could see this looking kind with the right top, though.

  16. Hima
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    Claudia Kishi in Baby-Sitters Club 67: Wait, Why Am Letting A 12 Year Old Wearing Gummy Worms As Earrings Watch My Infant While I’m At Work, Again?

    This is probably one of my favorite things I’ve read on this site. Also, yes, I think Claudia would wear something just like this, but she would be more heavily accessorized – like possibly borrowing the bracelets and untied high tops of the person next to her. Plus neon. And gummi worms.

    OMG. Claudia was on drugs. That explains her clothes, her candy addiction and her terrible spelling.

  17. Lina
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    IDEK why her wearing it in France makes it somewhat relatively okay…and yet you’re really onto something. I don’t know why I’m charmed by it — or her? or her chutzpah? or the fact that she’s wearing something distinctive instead of a uniform of the Hollywood starlet brigade? — but I am!

  18. anny
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    B-b-b-b-but WHAT are those suspenders doing? Are they sewn to the stretchy top? Hot glued? Boob taped? They look separate, they’re clipped to the waistband of the pants.

    Also, wrong bra for that top – all kinds of elastic lines.

  19. Poppy
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    This doesn’t offend me so much, but that might be because I am a sucker for suspenders and bowling shoes. That bag, however, is obscene. It looks like it’s made from used Hubba Bubbas… ugh.

  20. Sajorina
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    I agree with you, GFY Jessica! I really like this & she IS pulling it off! I just wish the shirt was a color (maybe red) and she had a smaller, more sophisticated purse! I’d wear it, so FAB!

  21. Kat
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    She looks sort of… naked.

  22. Katharine
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    At first I thought, “Maybe this would work if the shirt was a colour.” And then I went in for the closeup, and got an eyeful of WTF.

    The shirt has… black pieces, simulating… straps. Or something. The suspenders are… sewn to the shirt. The pants look like something I would have worn in 1986. What a world of “no”, and also cheap. I’m betting not literally cheap, but the effect sure is.

  23. yeahandalso
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    It only kinda sorta isn’t terrible because she has by far one of the best figures in the business and this sort of highlights her hourglass shape.

  24. CranAppleSnapple
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    I enjoy the fact that it looks like she has her tits out in public. I can’t see a neckline anywhere on that bodystocking.

  25. AL
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    Please don’t let any part of this become a thing!

  26. Shiitake
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    The woman is killing me.