Scrolldown(ish) Fug: Solange


I just checked out Solange’s new single, and… well, I’m a bigger fan of her head than I am of her music, I think. I don’t know. It all felt auto-tuned and spit-shined to where it could have been anyone singing. Except for the cool backing track, if I closed my eyes and you told me it was J.Lo, I might not have challenged you. Fortunately, her style is still wholly original. If not always successful.

[Photos: Getty]

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  1. Goober
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    Gonna get real – confused by the “run”? By the shoes it looks like she’s NOT wearing nylons? What is that? Am I seeing things? JAKLSJDKLS:JFKL:S So confused.

    • Eliza Bennett
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      um. ick. I think those might be scars or stretch marks. Which, whatevs, I have those too and far more than Solange, but MINE ARE COVERED BY FABRIC. I’ve said it over and over, but put on a pencil skirt fortheluvvagod!
      Maybe black bermuda shorts would have been cute. Not the sad pink deflated..not hot pants. Lukewarm pants.

      • Kat
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        Nah, in the last picture of her shoes, you can see that she’s wearin some of those toe-less tights. Thank goodness, because I was also concerned.

        • Eliza Bennett
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          I’d love to be wrong, but I stared at the shoe pic full size for far too long and I do not see tights. I saw the plastic curve of the peep toe sling backs–the bows are stuck on a clear strip–but I still didn’t see tights.I wanted it to be true, but alas.

        • Kit
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          I think you’re right and that is her skin and those are stretch marks or scars or whatever.

          But I think all of you in this thread are wrong – they don’t need to be covered up so as not to offend some viewers – who cares if she has scars and/or stretch marks. She’s a beautiful girl and I applaud her for not hiding it.

  2. Artemis
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    I’m not feeling the love for the top half, either. I pretty much hate the pink ensemble – looks like a mad tailor stole one of the Queen’s skirt-suits and tried to make it “high-fashion.” Maybe she should have stuck with the shirt and the shoes, ditched the pink whatever-that-is, and paired with skinny black (leather?) pants. Yes. But then she wouldn’t be Solange, would she?

  3. TonyG
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    Love the shoes! Women get to have so much fun with shoes…I’m jealous.

  4. Art Eclectic
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    I take back what I said the other day about her mother not dressing her anymore.

  5. AM
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    I like the top half, the shirt and pink jacket and her hair and make-up. I agree that it could be a printed dress or black pants. I wear some pretty horrendous shorts sometimes at home under a huge t. (Okay, I just got up), and I wouldn’t wear those shorts even to grab the paper.

  6. Jenny
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    Oh, honey, no. I give the whole thing a flat out Fug. It looks like she stole the pink outfit from her grandma’s stash of 80′s Dynasty power suits and tried to “update” the skirt by making it into a badly fitted pair of shorts. The top isn’t totally tragic, but it, too, has an 80′s whiff to it- and not in a fun, ironic way. The less said about the runs? stretch marks? scars? on her legs the better, and I am not a fan of the shoes. She needs to go home, take it all off and start again.

  7. Mary
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    I don’t think she’s wearing tights or panty hose. I think she just scratched herself at some point and has REALLY dry skin.

    • Heather
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      You’re right, she’s not wearing hose… Huh. Now I feel bad.

      • Kat
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        No, in the last picture with her shoes, you can see the edge of the hose. She’s wearing those weird hose with no toes, designed for wear with open toed shoes. Personally, I don’t see why you’re wearing hose if it’s warm enough for open toed shoes, but whatever. Fear not, Heather, you were right.

        • Kit
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          Kat we disagree once again! :)

          Those things that you think are the lines of hose with no toes are actually the plastic lines of her shoes. Have another look. :)

  8. Lola
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    Awful, awful, awful. And I really do think she put those shorts on backwards.

  9. Sandra
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    Love the shoes. Her face looks great and……that’s all I’ve got, really. The less said about that grab bag of fabric remnants she’s wearing , the better.

  10. TaraMisu
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    Oh dear. No. To all of it.

  11. True_Blue
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    Love the color. But the heinous shorts should be burned. It has a looong (and very obvious) zipper, and it’s making it look like she has a pot belly.

  12. Tar Heel Gal
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    Rut-row….I don’t know what those “runs” could be, but missy ain’t wearing tights/hose, cause there’s nothing covering those toes!!! I hate pink clothes with a passion, so no thank you. She’s just funnin’ with everybody with those shorts, am I right? Snacking on a zebra, oh, Heather, hee! Y’all had been scoring her so well lately, sigh….

  13. pantsonfire
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    Nothing about this works for me. Which is tragic because I actually was the very proud owner of a pink power suit when I was about 5. It was a better pink than this pink, had a skirt instead of shorts, and attached pink suspenders. The jacket was a similar cut, but again, much better than this. The point is, I have a fondness for pink power suits. But they may work best on sassy kindergartners.

    I like Eliza Bennett’s idea of black bermuda shorts, but for me that means ditching everything pink here. And honestly, I’d change the shirt, too. What I’m saying is that I’d like to see her in a completely different outfit that may or may not involve slim-fitting black bermuda shorts. Also, I dislike the red lips with the pink suit–it’s really bothering me, and normally I don’t care much about lip color. Jessica Biel and I have that in common, sadly.

    • pidget
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      The red lips with pink irks me, as well. More than it should. As does the boxiness.

      This outfit is a do-over. She can look amazing, but this is not that. It’s too harsh, too contrasty, too try-hard. The pink is too wussy and Pepto-bismol. Give her a real colour and some sleek Disco glam (almost said DiscoGam, which might also work) and *presto* – better. She should look up Bianca Jagger.

      • Eliza Bennett
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        Perfect fix: Make the jacket red and change the shorts to black bermudas. Done!

  14. Vandalfan
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    If the diaper cover was a miniskirt, I’d be all over this like a cheap suit. (Maybe that wasn’t the right expression.) And I would, yes, punch a nun in the throat for those shoes.

    I knew a gal in PE with beautiful tan legs who had a skin graft that looked for all the world like a run in stockings. I don’t think it’s anything to be ashamed of, like a disfiguring Heidelberg dueling scar or anything. I’m more disappointed by her tat.

  15. annee
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    Agreed that the shorts are unflattering – they might look good on a mannequin or a model, but not in real life. The whole outfit looks very runway-ish, which is generally far more extreme than anything real people would wear.

    The jacket reminded me of this Lagerfeld thing [link]. And weren’t we just discussing the Kaiser’s seeming tone-deafness to the feminine form?

    But like the others said, swap out the shorts for a black pencil skirt and she’s rockin’.

  16. Liz
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    Eesh…love the bag, the shoes and her actual good-looking self. Can’t deal with any actual clothing she’s wearing, and I can’t get onboard with her makeup. Oh, Solange.

  17. derpshooter
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    is her purse in a box? is that “a thing” now? purse in a box… these pics just keep giving.

  18. ok
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    I agree about the single– the singing was really bland, and it didn’t match the backing track which was quite bangin’ actually. The vocals didn’t even match the dancing and hipness of the video.

    I like Solange’s style– it’s unique and she pulls it off when the pieces fit her well. If the terrible shorts were a skirt, I think she’d look cute.

  19. Jules
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    I think the zipper is awesome.

  20. Guerra
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    I love this!!

  21. Glenn
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    Oh girls, you’re so right about the clothes, but so so wrong about the song. “Losing You” is a MASSIVE tune. So beautiful and smooth like silk. Glorious ’80s silk full of tenderness and pathos. Love it. Kicks Beyonce in the butt, too, and most other r&b around at the moment for that matter as well. Has “autotune” just been adopted to critique every vocal that has been altered (even if it’s been altered with layers of her own vocals?) in some way?

    Love the colour of her suit with that afro, but… no. It’s not good.

  22. hippetyhop
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    Her face reminds me of Joan Crawford – but la Crawford would never have worn those heinous shorts or posed pigeon-toed.

  23. Lily1214
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    This shade of pink isn’t her best color. Also the entire outfit looks like she sewed it at home.

  24. Helen
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    Jacket, blouse, great. Shoes, wearable art! Love, love, love them. I want to have them just to put on my mantel.

    Shorts, well… three out of four ain’t bad?

    Except, yes it is. Those are just awful.

    Oh well. She isn’t going to live in that glorious white dress every day, right? Though it’s a very appealing idea.