20.11.11

Leighton Meester In Balmain – ‘Gossip Girl’ Celebrates 100 Episodes

Leighton Meester joined her co-stars at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City last night to help celebrate ‘Gossip Girl’s’ 100th episode.

The actress wore a Balmain ecru strapless mini dress.

Usually I’m a huge fan of Leighton’s style, but on this occasion I’m failing raise a smile for this look.

The dress is sitting a little too low plus it looks too tight on the bust.

I wish this dress had been a straight-forward babydoll dress with the removal of that middle panel and clasp.

The Jimmy Choo ‘Lauren’ sandals thankfully solidify her status as having one of the best shoes collections of any celebrity to hit the red carpet.

You can buy Leighton’s Jimmy Choo ‘Lauren’ sandals from
Net-A-Porter US and Net-A-Porter International.

Credit: Fame Pictures & Getty

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44 Responses to Leighton Meester In Balmain – ‘Gossip Girl’ Celebrates 100 Episodes

  1. Martin November 20, 2011 at 11:37 #

    I am confused by this. I have never particularly liked Balmain but I thought Oliver Rousteing was apparently going to up the luxe factor when he took over the creative director role at the label. This dress suggests otherwise. It looks flat-out cheap, there is no other way to say it. Like something disposable that she would pick up on the high street to wear out on a Saturday night. Beyond underwhelming.

    • Linda November 20, 2011 at 14:23 #

      That’s the feeling I got, but you fleshed it out a lot more. You’re right, though, it looks like something you’d see a girl wearing at a club. Beyond underwhelming is right, especially considering how Leighton has had some really fashion forward looks.

    • Lucía November 20, 2011 at 16:02 #

      I agree, cheap is exactly what I was thinking about this dress.

    • Thomas Monks November 20, 2011 at 18:30 #

      I thought i looked like an Herve Leger

  2. Penelope November 20, 2011 at 11:55 #

    She looks gorgeous! Very fresh an young. I love her look

  3. bm November 20, 2011 at 11:56 #

    don’t you hear FC, that leighton has some problem with her mom?
    maybe that’s why leighton looked down yesterday and a few weeks ago.

  4. Jones19 November 20, 2011 at 12:04 #

    I don’t hate it but I don’t love it either, the dress is just nothing special.

  5. Emily November 20, 2011 at 12:22 #

    She looks much better than Blake!

    • Alina November 20, 2011 at 15:46 #

      +1

    • cascia November 21, 2011 at 13:58 #

      +2

  6. Ade November 20, 2011 at 12:31 #

    I honestly never expect much from Leighton, for someone who plays a bad girl on screen (she’s still bad right cause I gave up on this show long ago) She sure dulls up the prettiest of dresses. She’s a walking hanger on the red carpet. The dress is noting special, she almost blends in the background.

  7. bella November 20, 2011 at 12:34 #

    i think it looks young,i like it

  8. Emi November 20, 2011 at 12:36 #

    I don’t particularly like this but in comparison to B. Lively she looks great. I would say it’s not one of her best red carpet’s look but it’s good anyway. I love her hair, the make up is a bit too shiny.

  9. pandora box November 20, 2011 at 12:49 #

    Yeah I agree with you FC. A straight-forward babydoll would be much nicer.

    It’s not her best look but I cant find any faults here. She looks as cute as a doll.

  10. Laura November 20, 2011 at 13:14 #

    I like it I think she looks beautiful. Would have been great with the addition of an interesting up do and jewellery

  11. Kyriaki-Cyprus November 20, 2011 at 13:22 #

    Usually I like her too but not this one. And what’s up with the bangs?

  12. justme November 20, 2011 at 13:36 #

    It’s definitely not her best but I don’t hate it. It’s a regular cute look.
    Love the longer hair (extensions?) though.

    • FanF November 20, 2011 at 15:04 #

      Her hair and make up are flawless.

  13. Bewie November 20, 2011 at 13:53 #

    Leighton is one damn pretty girl!! The dress seems too basic for the occasion though. Her bangs are growing on me

  14. Emmeline November 20, 2011 at 13:59 #

    It’s okay, certainly one of her plainer outfits. But think god she’s the one wearing it, because on any other actress I’d bet anything it would have been paired with boring, black pumps.

    • Marybeth November 20, 2011 at 18:48 #

      +1 :D

    • A November 21, 2011 at 18:15 #

      +2

  15. M November 20, 2011 at 14:10 #

    she looks kinda tacky in this one… the hair and the dress does her injustice…

  16. Hannah November 20, 2011 at 15:05 #

    It might be becasue I adore her but I do not hate this look! I think it is because she is doing sexy for once, or because, despite the fit, the whole look comes together well. That being said the dress looks cheap but the hair, makeup and, of course, the shoes are perfect.

  17. Carrie November 20, 2011 at 16:18 #

    I liked everything, obviously it’s not the best thing she dressed this year, but she looks beautiful, sexy and young, so I can’t dislike it when it’s working. Maybe she should have worn some jewelry.
    Maybe you were all expecting some less basic than this, since we’re talking about Leighton Meester, but there’s nothing wrong with going basic once for a change. Principally when she was clear about not wanting to have a single style.

  18. Carrie November 20, 2011 at 16:21 #

    Also, FC, why you didn’t say a thing about Blair Waldorf wedding dress? I was expecting it.

    • T November 20, 2011 at 17:47 #

      +1!

    • cascia November 21, 2011 at 14:01 #

      +200000000000…

  19. FashionClout November 20, 2011 at 16:58 #

    Looks cheap..and her face strangely chubby!

    • Nat39 November 20, 2011 at 23:38 #

      Not to mention her chubby turned in from knees down legs that bother me most again.

  20. Parvati November 20, 2011 at 17:17 #

    I actually like this look. I think the dress is cute (or maybe it’s just that I’m used to Balmain clothes being tough rock chic, so this is a welcome change) and I love her shoes! Sure, I don’t like that the dress is so tight and I’m not a fan of her hair, here, but the outfit itself is really nice.

  21. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) November 20, 2011 at 17:25 #

    Homecoming Queen AnyTown USA…

  22. T November 20, 2011 at 17:46 #

    what a shame ): this could’ve been such a fun, young look if it was a tad shorter and fit better. amazing shoes though.

  23. Emalie November 20, 2011 at 19:20 #

    I think she looks good actually and certainly best dressed at this event!

    She always brings it in the shoe department!

  24. molly November 20, 2011 at 19:24 #

    Im not so sure about the dress. I think its nice, but its so basic that it fails to get any sort of reaction out of me. On the bright side, her hair looks great. Im glad that she finally got her usually awful bangs under control.

  25. Liz November 20, 2011 at 20:45 #

    Perfection! She looks amazing!

  26. gurlygurl November 20, 2011 at 22:46 #

    Leighton and Blake take my breath away on Gossip girl yet as themselves they really struggle. This dress is all kinds of wrong. It makes her beautiful, healthy body look wide and short in all the wrong places. Her shoes make her feet look like little hams… This ensemble is a mistake :(

  27. maria November 21, 2011 at 01:00 #

    i like the dress, i find that the detail on the bust is very eyecatching, but the fit is off. It has to be pulled up and looks too tight.
    But the shoes are amazing.

  28. bewie November 21, 2011 at 06:05 #

    She looks gorgeous!! Her shoes are the best again!

    • yop November 21, 2011 at 20:12 #

      +1

  29. Felicia November 21, 2011 at 11:03 #

    And people wonder why I’m not a fan of Balmain

  30. dee November 21, 2011 at 14:14 #

    I don’t think the dress is bad. Somehow it isn’t quite working on Leighton. The sandals are gorgeous.

  31. GGFashion November 21, 2011 at 16:34 #

    Those shoes are killer

  32. Ale November 21, 2011 at 18:57 #

    i bet her stylist did not see this hot mess. it is messy and all over the place. could have been exciting and fun but the poor fitting ruins it for me. however leighton is such an adorable person that i cannot make bad remarks about her, even when she dresses so basic and …oh well… i’ll say it…cheap! i hope she recovers quickly because this is not looking too good!

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