That Fug You Do


At first, I debated whether I minded the vest layered over the dress.

I mean… it’s a look, as they say. The dress itself is pretty plain; maybe Liv was just trying to spice it up a little bit, or detract from the wrinkles, or be free to eat some passed hors d’oeuvres with maximum abdominal comfort. But it nagged at me — it all still seemed sort of shapeless and bland, even for a dress that was trying to give itself a menswear contact high. And then:

It’s PART of it. The whole thing is all sewn together. And instead of making me more interested, it just makes me sad. Because it wasn’t Liv getting creative to try and make the best of a weird situation; it WAS a weird situation. A weird, flappy, unflattering situation. Wearing The Situation would almost have been the better option.

[Photos: Getty]

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  1. Stefanie
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    The dress is nasty but her face and hair are KILLING IT. She has only gotten more beautiful with age.

    • Helen
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      So true. There are some other shots where she’s smiling and laughing and she’s just incredible to look at. And that HAIR! OMG her hair. “Heavy on the covet, Faddah.”

    • Gabfest
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      If I had not seen her name in print I would not have known this was Liv Tyler by looking at her face. Has she fallen prey to the Hollywood plasticizers? Her dress, if you can call it that, is beyond hor-anus. By wearing it in public she comes off like a weak willed patsy of some self inflated designer with no taste or talent. It’s perfect for the FUG site!

  2. laziza
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    But that FACE. Jeebus.

  3. Rayna
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    It’s bizarre, I’ll give you that, but the back is actually not all that hyenous.

    Wearing the Situation, now, THAT would be hyenous, and I do not recommend it.

  4. anny
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    Hyenous, but probably hilarious.

    • Sandra
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      If the hyena was going to eat The Situation, I’d buy a ticket and watch. But that would make me a heinous individual.

      • Helen
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        Two tickets! I need to get my heinie in on that action.

        • Emma
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          I don’t know what you’re all howling about. “Hyenous” is obviously a perfectly cromulent adjective meaning “having the properties of a hyena.” Therefore it’s accurate to conclude that Liv Tyler’s vest dress is “not all that hyenous.” Nor is it mongoosely, crocodiliac, warthoggish or zebraphilious.

  5. Ellelake
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    Help me out here, what’s the bump in her back created by? Dress’s kind of a fun idea, but the fabric is tragic.

  6. TonyG
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    I wouldn’t mind wearing “The Situation.” Then again, sometimes, I like sad bad boys.

  7. JENNY
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    Is this the work of Stella McCartney?

    • Vandalfan
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      I think not, since it is symmetrically hideous instead of asymmetrically hideous.

    • MissMelrose
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      My thoughts exactly! And isn’t Liv is known to be one of Stella McCartney’s friends/advocates/stylistic guinea pigs?

  8. cc
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    She is gorgeous but that dress is a straight up fug if there’s ever been one. No question.

  9. alannaofdoom
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    I was so convinced that the cut was leading to “surprise! She’s seven months pregnant!” So this is not only horrendous, but also disappointing.

  10. kirstyk
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    That is hella unflattering.

  11. Helen
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    As with Mara, the face almost saves it… but it just can’t be saved.

  12. Sandra
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    She can wear her daddy’s clothes if she wants to; as long as she doesn’t f*** with her face like he did his.

  13. Trace
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    It looks like the sort of cheap fabric those Sexy Witch Halloween costumes are made of.

  14. 7Kellx
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    WHY?? WHY!

  15. Guerra
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    Uglyyyy dress! Beautiful face!

  16. kindakute
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    Everything everyone else said. The rear angle is killing me! How does this happen. Just when I see something on GFY and I think it can’t get worse it always does. You guys amaze me! Awesome!

  17. Scouse Helen
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    Saints preserve us! She’s got the gorgeous raw material and (presumably) the pick of Givenchy and she comes out in this wrinkly sack with curious flaps? I second the observation about the sexy witch-adjacent fabric. Sort it out, Liv.

  18. Jessica
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    Perhaps she was in such despair dealing with a bout of Lord of the Rings nostalgia this weekend that she was not found competent to select a more flattering dress. Her people should have assisted her poor thing. But from the neck up she looks GREAT as always :)

  19. Ladyblahblah
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    The dress is not good at all, but at least it’s not a dumpy sweater and wool mid-calf skirt with black tights and flats, which seems to be the kind of thing she’s been wearing lately. She was beginning to look like she’d smell of moth balls… I’d forgotten how beautiful she is, and it’s nice to see her arms.

  20. Lily1214
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    No, no, no!