Refugged: Lily Cole


Remember these pants on Lily Cole? The ones that almost caused me to spiral into hysterical blindness, and which also made our Worst of 2012 post? THEY’RE BACK:

It really says something about a pair of pants — and their owner — when they are worn both on the red carpet and ALSO as a swim suit cover-up within the course of one short year.

It says something about ME that I like them better as the cover-up.

[Photo: Bauer-Griffin]

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  1. Sandra
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    No, I think you’re right. They’re much better as beach-wear.

    • Art Eclectic
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      Agreed. I actually like them in a casual beach wear context. Red carpet, not so much.

  2. Eliza Bennett
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    dang, homegirl. never wear those again.

  3. margot
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    I think this is a cry for help.

  4. Helen
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    Still less than flattering, but they do at least look better in this context.

    • Helen
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      You know what, I’m going to amend that. I think they’re fine as beachwear!

      Now if only the rest of the outfit coordinated a little with them, and did anything at all for her. It’s all so ill-fitting and clashy.

  5. Lizzy
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    It looks like her head has shrunk – weird!

    • TonyG
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      Agreed…and her eyes look weirdly small, even in the context f even the shrunken head.

      • TonyG
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        Let’s try that again…

        …and her eyes look weirdly small, even in the context of the shrunken head.

    • Jules
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      I think that might be what her head actually looks like. I saw an ad of hers for The Body Shop over Christmas and wondered why they’d Photoshopped her neck away in the picture and made her face so tiny, but looking at this picture I see the same thing, so I think she just has an abbreviated neck and small face/head.

  6. Cat
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    They are definitely better as beachwear! In fact, I might actually like it better if this was just a skirt and not pants, but even then I’m not totally convinced.

  7. Vandalfan
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    Yes, much better as beachwear. But I really like the print. I’d rather see it in a dress.

  8. Kristen
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    Pants? I can’t get past the saggy looking chest. Just. Can’t.

    • Emma
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      Yeah, it might be time to invest in a supportive bra. There’s no shame in it.

  9. Stella
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    Has anyone bothered to show close ups of the fabric? THE BIRDS ARE KILLING EACH OTHER. THERE ARE HEADS ON SPIKES,

    GIIIIIRL. Stop.

  10. nobody much
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    where is this, because I want to go there. I’m freezing here.

  11. Jennifer
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    The row of birds clustered right on her crotch are making me nervous. They look like they are going to start pecking her.

  12. kickassmomnyc
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    From the top of her head to the bottom of her ratty flip-flops (eeuw), this is the saddest, sorriest get-up I’ve seen anyone wear in a long, long time. Now I’m depressed.

  13. Willa W
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    This really is the most hapless ensemble I’ve seen on anyone for a loooong time.

  14. Scouse Helen
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    Add shades and a saxophone and she is Zoot from Dr Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.