Fuglange Knowles


Obviously, I love Solange. My love for her is well-documented. I think she pulls off ensembles that other people would look ridiculous wearing. However:

Her skills, apparently, do not extend to those Hefty-bag sweat-inducing pants that high school wrestlers wear to make weight before a match. It’s cool, Solange. No one’s perfect.

[Photo: WENN]

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Comments (33):

  1. MaggieTheCat
    +5

    That hair is the living end.

  2. Sandra
    +4

    Well, I suppose that nobody can bat 1.000, but her recent run of great looks had me thinking she had left the crazy behind.

  3. Sheila
    +5

    Her hair reminds me of the girl group Cleopatra from the late 90′s, early 00′s. Cleopatra Comin’ Atcha!

  4. Lily
    +5

    I think she deliberately wears kooky stuff to stand out from uh…hmm…that other kinda famous chick she’s related to… I think her name starts with a B…? ;) LOL.

  5. Orange Clouds
    +2

    Love the top though!

  6. MollyMonster
    +3

    It is kinda…Arsenio Hall from the 80s. Or 90s? Is that who I am thinking of? Milli Vanilli-ish? I don’t know, but I do know that I don’t like the hair or the jacket. The pants I am neutralish on.

    Can we talk about her lipstick? I hate that color and she is always, always wearing it. I find it so harsh and unflattering. Am I the only one?

  7. TonyG
    +3

    Love the salute to her African-American heritage with the black, red and green colors of the Pan African flag on the blazer. That with the mega-braids and she is bring Black culture realness…Love it!

  8. Chris P
    +1

    1) I am sweating just thinking about those pants. Or maybe it’s just because it’s 95 degrees outside.

    2) Don’t hate, but…I actually kind of like this. Obviously, I would wear those pants in linen or cotton or something lighter than leather. The only objection I have is the jacket and the blouse – if she’d just stayed to the color blocking, I’d have fabbed this. On the other hand, it’s Solange and I can’t get too offended.

  9.  HelenBackAgain
    +6

    Nooooo, the HAIR, the HAIR… it’s so blindingly awful I can’t even see the clothes!

  10. ericajeanine
    +4

    Happy Birthday, Solange! .

    p.s, I love her braids!

  11. pidget
    +6

    I miss her old Big Natural (?) hair. I hope she goes back to it. I liked the sleeker Diana Ross looks better than the Vanillis.

  12. Margot Liggett Nack
    +2

    Her look is very prodigal-daughter Lisa Bonet from The Cosby Show.

  13.  Cristina
    0

    I NEED those sunglasses! Anyone know who makes them?

  14. Alison
    +2

    I feel like she is really working this look though – and I covet those shoes..

  15. Lily1214
    +2

    It’s not really the pants; it’s the hair. Not her best look.

  16. em
    0

    She’s totally reminding me of Denise Huxtable in the last seasons! Also, while totally overshadowed by those pants, and that blazer, and that hair – her shoes are to die for.

  17. VanDee
    +5

    Yeah the outfit is fine. It’s the hair. Why you’d resort to faux braids when you are one of the few people rockin’ an afro, and looking totally awesome, is totally beyond me.

    •  HelenBackAgain
      0

      I know! She is so ridiculously gorgeous in her natural hair. If it ain’t broke…

    • karacocoa
      0

      A lot of her afro tends to be wigs anyway. She is just mixing it up.

      •  HelenBackAgain
        0

        If you over-mix, you ruin perfectly good recipes.

        Sometimes things are best left alone.

  18. Goldfish
    +5

    The woman who does my mammogram has the lead-lined bib to go with those pants. And I’m talking EXACT match.

  19. Goldfish
    +3

    I work with two African-American women who have braids. They ay they get sick of white people asking “is that your real hair?”

    I guess Solange did not want to field that question.

  20. Mary
    +1

    Are those orange cuffs attached to the pants…? Because they look like a couple of free-floating hospital admittance bracelets.

    • Vandalfan
      0

      Those seem to be part of the shoe. The twin-set goes with the footwear. If she had proper trousers or a pencil skirt, she’d be fine.

  21. Anna Svahn
    +1

    Linen pants and I would be totally on board!

  22. Bex
    +1

    Two Words: Jody Watley

  23. Janiekettles
    0

    Willow Smith in…three….two….one…….

  24. Liz
    0

    I am sad that she abandoned her natural hair. That was some serious gorgeous and the braids are just dumb.

  25. Claire08
    0

    In my eyes, Solangenius’