Now I just want to cuddle under a blanket & watch Princess Bride. Perhaps it will help me forget this horrific dress.
That corset is giving her “armpit boobs”. If a dress gives Halle Berry armpit boobs it is a bad dress.
Her face is nice though.
I’m in a minority again here, but I actually really like this. I think it’s mostly because of who’s wearing it, but whatever anyone thinks of the dress, she looks hot.
Halle looks hot because she’s not, not because this dress is doing her any favors. It looks like a body-shaper slip with some tulle stuck to it. Not a good look.
The dress is apparently from Frederick’s of Hollywood or Victoria’s Secret, but Halle herself is smokin’.
the dress is bad but i think i might find this a lot worse than everyone else because…
i dont find halle berry hot… at all… i’m sorry i really want to but i just can’t
Yeah, body shaper with some tulle or chiffon draping is what I thought, too. She is capable of so much more.
This reminds me of something Madonna would have worn if the Blonde Ambition Tour required a dress with a long, dramatic train. (Perhaps for a ballad?) Either way, if you’re wearing underwear on the outside and you’re not Madonna in 1991, it’s a bad move.
Seriously, I get the whole underwear-as-outerwear-inspired thing, but this legit looks like she forgot her actual dress. Don’t live your nightmares, Halle! Live you dreams!
Good lord, her skin is GORGEOUS!
She’s lovely, she’s talented, she’s 44 years old; she doesn’t need to try so hard – especially with something this unflattering. She’s getting dangerously close to mutton-dressed-as-lamb territory.
I firmly believe Halle Barry can wear anything – but, sweetie, you have to remember to put the dress on. Showing up in your underwear is just too desperate. Whatever you meant to wear and forgot to put on, I’m sure, was just gorgeous.
The dress is an after thought. Though fashion is a centerpiece at these awards shows, Halle wore something that made it all about her. You barely notice the dress, and not, just because of its minimalist nature (black, bra, mini and see-through tulle).
This was all about showcasing Halle’s curves, symmetry, perfect skin, and, well, hotness, especially, If you saw the dress in action. This is kind of a statement dress that lets one knows that the flow and beautiful lines that Halle gives to almost everything she wears is due not to the dress, but the woman beneath it.
This is her underwear. It’s heartbreaking because she has done so well in the past.
Oh dear God people just accept the fact that despite a truly weird dress she looks amazing.
anny – getting close? I think she might be mayor of that territory.
although I can’t say I definitely wouldn’t go there if I had that body (at age 44!!)
LOVE the Princess Bride reference, even more because I’m currently reading the book.
HATE this dress on the gorgeous Halle with a burning passion.
this is way too desperate of a look for her. terrible.
Wouldn’t she have looked SO AMAZING in the dress Sandra Bullock wore? Seriously. I want to see that.
Hate the dress with every fiber of my being; love the way she continues to rock that cropped haircut.
I think you have to be a guy to truly appreciate this (non)dress.
I find that it is a general rule with Hally Berry that the amount of clothes covering her is inversely proportional to how good her movie is.
Why does she need serious girdle action at all, Just cheap looking and the wrong kind of attention. Disappointing.
Naked would show all her curves AND her luscious skin. She should just be naked next time.
This is what you wear UNDER your actual dress. She has one of the best bods in Hollywood, everyone knows this and has acknowledged this, she does not, repeat, does NOT, have to wear underwear on the Red Carpet.
In my heart of hearts, this has a story to it. Like, she’s giving the finger to someone who wouldn’t cast her because of her age or who claimed she wasn’t hot enough. Or maybe she’s shopping around a movie with her as the badass action star who can do more than create storms with her mind (no offense to Ororo).
*sigh* I really want there to be motive here.
As a die hard Catwoman fan I am offended by that comparison (and reminder that Halle made that awful movie) But on behalf on Michelle Pfiffer, Eartha Kitt, Julie Newmar and the other one I say Hey no fair!
Also am I the only one who gets really annoyed when people (like Halle this year) get nominated for movies that don’t even have trailers yet? Like seriously, are we supposed to believe enough members of the HFPA watched the screeners for that and voted for her? Just more proof that the Globes are all bought and paid for by PR people
i actually yelped in pain when i saw this POS dress. yes she’s freaking gorgeous but it looks like the dress got caught in the car door & she had to hit the carpet in what was left.
this is a horrible dress. but no matter how bad the dress is, halle berry is still drop dead gorgeous. seriously, i think she is one of the most beautiful women in hollywood.
The dress didn’t look as bad on TV, however it was still hideous.
I thank you as well for the Princess Bride reference. Best movie EVER.
Erm hello – what awards are we attending here?? The Porn Awards???? Halle is stunning – but she doesn’t have to give it away for free! The ‘dress’ (if you can call it that) is badly fitting (agree with regards to armpit boobs – naughty top!) the bottom half shows too much flesh and is incredibly boring like a dark cloud hanging around her . What happened to old school glamour? Or just glamour ?! The accessories – cuffs are cheap and tacky and nasty.
Glorious hair and skin looks iridescent : ) .
She looks like she is trying to recreate the Demi Moore bicycle shorts dress from the 1989 Oscars.
I was one of the few who picked her as potential WORST dressed in the category. Congratulations, me! Her dressing has taken a nosedive in the past year+…
Yes she looks f-ing amazing body-wise, but the dress itself is slutty/tacky/trashy – I agree with you, where’s the rest of it?! Good call by Lynnie above that it’s very Fredrick’s of Hollywood. Tis a shame.
and p.s. Halle – I am TOTALLY OVER the pixie cut!!!!
It’s wasn’t coyotes that chewed the dress off her; it was ROUSes, naturally. : )
awww…i guess i get what you guys are saying and I guess I was surprised when E! panned down to her bare legs during her interview – wasn’t expecting that – but she looked so relaxed and happy to me all night that i thought she looked just gorgeous – and I haven”t seen her that way in a while. i adore the hair and am happy to have the old halle back. i think this just is who she is and i think that’s cool.
I have always declared that Halle would look good wearing a flour sack, and she does in fact look good in this dress. But I’d rather see her in a flour sack. This gown is terrible; it screams “desperate” from the waist down and “vintage Madonna” from the waist up. But it is impossible for Halle herself to look bad no matter how hard she may try. She looks amazing despite this garbagy outfit.
did she just forget to put on her dress?
I actually liked this when she presented, but in this picture, it is god-awful. But she is insanely pretty.
I’m SO tired of seeing Halle in glorified lingerie. That is all.
This is veering toward drag territory. The cut of the skirt, combined with the strange large corset, makes her look hipless. That, plus the American Gladiators / WWF bodice and posture.
If I didn’t know this was Halle Berry I would not be impressed by her body. This must be one of the most unflattering, um, dresses(??) ever constructed.
First time I ever thought La Halle tried too hard. Mini midlife crisis? Channeling Sharon Stone?
bad dress but who cares, it’s all about HER. BODY.
“…but let’s be honest: if I looked like Halle Berry, I would show up at these things in ACTUAL lingerie.” –Jessica, 1-13-11
Clearly, she was just following your advice.
The dress is horrible. Barry Hale is a very sexy woman but her face is quite common. She has a beautiful smile and decide it is not one of the most beautiful women in Holywood.Ela is very sexy too, but being sexy is not about being beautiful.
Trashy. That’s all.
did anyone else watch the ET round up of best and worst dressed by cojo? and guess who topped the best dressed list? i nearly fainted