Well Played, Stella McCartney


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I think this is the sartorial version of the old saying about even a stopped clock being right twice a day.

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  1. Ailatan
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    Deep sea diving suit with a skirt.

  2. Gill
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    I thought it looked like a very jazzy tennis outfit. (Shoes are a nice touch, though.)

  3. amys
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    I don’t think this is flattering or attractive at all.

  4. openroses
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    no, that’s a figure skating suit.

    • Anita
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      Yep, a figure skating practice outfit. Bedazzle it and she’s ready for the actual performance.

      • Sandra
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        Her short program is to the music of “Black Swan”.

        • glee
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          I would say that Stella would randomly pick something ethnic, like Hava Nagila. And flub her triple toe loop. Because she messes up EVERYTHING! So FUG, this outfit is.

        • I Pick Pretty
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          “Her short program is to the music of ‘Black Swan’” – this line just made my year. Also, yes.

  5. giggleswick
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    Is this how low Stella’s set the bar that her goth tennis outfit gets a well-played?

    • Ghanimatrix
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      My thoughts exactly. Plus super veiny feet and knee lift scars. The whole thing is terrible.

      • Scouse Helen
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        Yeah, I clocked the ankles and knees as well. Her next collection should be burkhas.

  6. openroses
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    Also, may I politely request a retrospective of Michelle Obama’s sartorial fabulousness? In honor of the election and all.

    • hillary l.
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      Hear, hear!

      • Sajorina
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        Yes, PLEASE!

        • glee
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          Those belted cardigans she wore in the first couple of years were: 1)totally cute, 2)spurred a trend that survives to this day). So, bring it, Fug Girls, to cleanse our eyes of this hideosity.

    • lindy
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      Oh, please no. Let’s keep this a neutral space.

      She doesn’t dress well, anyway.

      • mel
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        Totally agree on both counts.

        • Sajorina
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          What do you mean this is a neutral space? Everybody’s game on GFY, whether we like it or not! Michelle is a public figure, no matter who she’s married to, so why not? If you don’t like it, you don’t have to read it, you know!

  7. Eliza Bennett
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    motherhell. This is a no.

  8. ChaChaHeels
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    It is not attractive, but then again, it is good to see McCartney done in by the ugliness she’s forcing others to wear.

  9. clarke
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    yuck.

  10. Bella
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    Are you kidding? This is completely fug. Looks like she threw a skirt over her wetsuit.

  11. Suzanne
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    Dear Heather and Jessica,
    Please consider a vacation. Between Halloween, Hurricane Sandy and the election, these have been trying times. You may be mentally exhausted. Either that or Stella has inflicted Stockholm Syndrome on your eyes. This is a Fab or Fug at best! We worry about you when you proclaim, however half-heartedly, that Stella creations look OK. They do not.

    If a vacation is impossible, consider a super-burrito chased with a cold Diet Coke, followed by a foot-rub by Intern George, then a nice long afternoon nap. Check back with us tomorrow after you feel better. Our next step will be an intervention and you’re better than that! Please. We are concerned.

    Yours truly,

    Your Fans (AKA people with eyes)

    • Joemama
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      Hear, hear! Also those are the same shoes she wore with the gold lame sweatpants and half-tucked-in shirt of DOOOOM.

      • anny
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        They are Eraserfeet, and I loathe them on everyone who’s worn them all year.

    • Valeria
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      Agreed . . . did you spend too much time watching election coverage last night? Without snacks ??

  12. arigato
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    Everyone seems to be anti-nylons (or tights) on this site, but this right here is an argument in their favour. Pale, bare legs do not jibe with long sleeved, high-neck dresses. It looks jarring to me. Mind you, I live in Canada, and bare legs are only an option for about 2.5 months of the year.

    • Fifie
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      Arigato – I am totally with you on that. I also live in Canada, but that’s besides the point. This just looks weird with pale, knobby-kneed legs. Sometimes you need to wear hose, and this is one of them.

    • kickassmomnyc
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      Agree with you both. The summer bare leg is not appropriate year-round anywhere but the tropics.

  13. kickassmomnyc
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    Oh no, not well played. Just another Stella mashup.

  14. Big Noise
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    Looks like blue arrows pointed at her chest. And NO to the shoes. But it’s Stella, so I guess you’re grading her on a curve?

  15. cs
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    I’m on the side of GFY, I like it. She also has great legs.

  16. Vandalfan
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    Flag team member in mourning. I particularly dislike her hair, which adds to the cheerleader vibe.

  17. JessicaAZ
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    Not flattering, at all. She looks like a block, plus the dress is just plain fug.

  18. Joyce
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    “even a stopped clock is right twice a day” HAH! Why doesn’t she let her famous friends wear something like this once in a while? It’s not bad and it’s not good. It’s MEH. It does have a feel of being too young on her though. I really don’t like her designs. Every time I try to say something nice about Stella McCartney’s designs I always talk myself off of the ledge.

  19. Sonya
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    I like it, she has great legs, so good for her for showing them off but keeping everything else prim and classy, ahem, Boobs Legsly.

  20. Jes020
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    This is ugly! It’s funny that not even the designer looks great in her own stuff…I also don’t like hair and makeup at all.

  21. TonyG
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    I love this on her. The outfit is simple, but looks fab. The basic black and purple hues bring the attention to her face legs, both of which look gorgeous here. Different shoes would have been nice (don’t like the two-toned-edness).

    • TonyG
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      Meant “face and legs.” Oops…what in the hell are “face legs”. I don’t even want to think of that term as a pseudonym for something. ::smh::

  22. Meh
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    I think the look works, it is striking because she is not wearing the safe opaque tights and instead went with bare legs — only celebrities get to do that

    My thing is: Why does look like Christina Ricci’s older sister here ?

  23. Joan
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    She has great legs but this is a few inches too short. At this length it could either be her skating practice outfit or her goth tennis outfit. Don’t even get me started on now much I hate those shoes with the white platforms.

  24. Jenna
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    It’s an interesting look and she, herself, looks great. But something about that bodice is giving her uniboob and making her look wide. I think it’s that the hourglass cut outs narrow in at the bust and widen out at the waist and shoulders. It’s really unattractive.

  25. What what
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    Hmm, looks like winter running shirts are now red carpet worthy.

    http://www.mizunousa.com/running/products/mizuno-womens-breath-thermo-stretch-crew#supportmatrix

    • amys
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      Awesome! I can pick me up a two-pack at Costco. Just add a crocheted skirt and ugly shoes, and I’m good to go. Cheers!

  26. male fan of GFY
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    Were she to have also worn a beautiful pair of visually & color complimentary nylons — either opaque tights or a sheer hose — with this otherwise sleek outfit it would have appeared INCREDIBLE.

  27. Helen
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    I think this would be cute on a teenager who’s wearing it to do something athletic. Maybe rollerblading.

    It’s like an amalgam of all the different sporting outfits already mentioned IMO. Touches of skating outfit, touches of wetsuit, touches of tennis dress… and it’s way, way, way too young for her, also. Totally teen outfit, the shoes too.

  28. male fan of GFY
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    … So I’ve gotta ask the select few of you ladies that are pro-hosiery, if you were to choose legwear for Miss McCartney to compliment this outfit, what would you choose?

  29. Bonnie
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    The shortness of the dress with the knobby knees hanging out – not at all becoming in a person of her age

  30. Meh
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    I must amend — black faux leather leggings — with cobalt blue racing stripes on the sides!!!

  31. Sajorina
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    If this dress was white, it would be perfect to play tennis in, just add the tennis shoes and racket! GFY Jessica, did you fall and hit your head? Are there periods of time you don’t remember in which you may have fainted and lost consciousness? If not, I’m afraid I don’t get why you gave this a Well Played, unless you meant “Well Played Match of Tennis”! I give this a FUG & you a lovingly “I’m concerned, Jessica”!

  32. nobody much
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    dislike

  33. glee
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    It is totally a winter tennis dress. FUUUUUUUUG! Seriously, I know runners who wear better looking gear than this. I am surprised it doesn’t have a big Adidas logo on it.

    Also, that make-up is fug, and even she can’t do Sevigny legs like La Sev herself.

    Sorry, not cute, not cute-adjacent, all fug. With a fug sprinkle on top.

  34. Carolina Girl
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    Head-to-toe NO.

  35. Orange Clouds
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    This is just ugly.

  36. Jennifer E.
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    no. it looks like a wetsuit. i was surprised to scroll down to see a skirt. seriously. and the wearer looks ready to jump in the pool. bad hair. bad makeup. bad day. erase and start over!

  37. Ellelake
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    Pippa wore a version of this dress, the top was gray and her legs looked fab. Hose required.

  38. Moi
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    Nope. Still Stella McCrapney to me. But I think her legs look just fine. Very shapely.

  39. jenny
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    Jessica, noooooo! Blue Crush couture?

  40. Melissa
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    You reckon? I see wetsuit-emo-cheerleader.

  41. Patrick
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    Too old for this.

  42. Grace
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    Don’t think this dress is flattering on her. Apart from that, in this special case I fully agree with mademoiselle Chanel who said that knees should be covered (at least from a certain age on).

  43. Tessa
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    All I see is a depressed ice-skater who does part of her routine under water – hence the wetsuit.

  44. Evalyn
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    Are they making a new version of Star Trek?

  45. Evalyn
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    Depressed Star Trek?

  46. Michaela
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    Does she sweat blue? Because at first glance, looks like pit stains to me.

  47. Donna
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    The first thing I thought when I saw this was ‘hoist in her own petard’. How often does one get to say THAT? Not often enough!

    Anyway, where to start. Too short, even if your legs look good. The top somehow makes her look both flat and saggy; I think it’s the row of whatever that is that crosses the outfit just below her armpits. If you don’t have a waist, which she doesn’t don’t wear something that visually flares out at the waist. How does she not know that? (Flares isn’t the right word, but I don’t know what is). If she wants to, she can cut the thing under both armpits, move it down so that the two arrows point to the smallest part of her waist, and put on a plain black tank top that covers the part where she cut the dress off but doesn’t hide the waist. Solves ALL of the problems except the shoes!

  48. Donna
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    And can’t she do something ELSE with her hair?

  49. Lily1214
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    I’ve noticed Stella has many more misses than hits in her designing. However, she does design beautiful sports clothes for Adidas.

  50. Amy
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    Wrinkly knees and veiny feet and shins! First thing I noticed about the ensemble. Also, those shoes are making her calf muscles push out hard, which looks bad and can’t be comfortable. The dress makes her look fat (she is not at all fat) and round shouldered. Still, as noted by others there’s something pleasingly hubristic about this.

  51. waterfloor
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    hmm i like this dress. i LIKE that it’s goth-athletic. That is a look I would do (not the shoes though). And I LOATHE nude hose esp. if you’ve got nice gams like Stella does, then what’s the point?

    I didn’t even notice the wrinkly knees, veiny feet etc that some of you are pointing out and frankly, i don’t look for that (glass houses, throwing stones etc etc). what happened to commenters on this site? i thought GFY nation dismissed that kind of ‘not related to the clothes’ haterade?

  52. Juanita
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    This is just hideous and without sounding like a total bitch ………. she just doesn’t have the legs for this look. Either way the dress is revolting. It could be worn by a skating attendant of some kind!

  53. Purr
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    Yup skating dress. See it on Garance Dore. Sexy. Got to have the neck for it.