Zooey Deschanel In Oscar de la Renta – 2012 ESPY Awards

Zooey Deschanel took to the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Hollywood yesterday evening as one of the presenters for the 2012 ESPY Awards.

I always hold my breath when scrolling down any picture of Zooey.

Retro hair – good.

Dress – good.

Accessories – good.

Tights – No. YES. *breathes out*

On this occasion the ‘New Girl’ actress sparkles wearing an Oscar de la Renta gold-and-silver sequined knee-length dress.

I love the pop of red via her red patent belt and nail colour. You can usually rely on Zooey for a quirky touch.

Her accessories included a gold-and-silver Edie Parker confetti clutch, gold Sergio Rossi ‘Cachet’ pumps and Dana Rebecca Designs ‘Agnes Fortune’ earrings.

This would’ve been perfect for me with the addition of gold strappy sandals.

Rose-pink lips and a black Alice band completed her look.

Yay or nay on the styling?

Credit: Getty

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29 Responses to Zooey Deschanel In Oscar de la Renta – 2012 ESPY Awards

  1. Slim July 18, 2012 at 00:52 #

    She looks so beautiful , such a rare event to see her bare legs, the do look very sexy ! Well done Zooey xx

  2. Sasha July 15, 2012 at 17:19 #

    You gotta be kidding me! She looks so cheap! Maybe without the hairband and belt this would be okay but this looks like forever 21…5 years ago maybe? This is dated and not in a retro way, unflattering, and downright all over the place.

  3. Shifa July 14, 2012 at 19:43 #

    Yay! Zooey’s back to her best! Maybe she got back together with Ben Gibbard? Her style took a nosedive when she first separated from him

  4. Booban July 13, 2012 at 09:59 #

    nope for me. she looks hella tacky

  5. Nat July 13, 2012 at 09:47 #

    I love hair accessories, but this headband is totally out of place here. Too casual! It looks like what you wear to wash your face/take your make up off.

    The rest of the look I like it, but sandals would have been preferred.

  6. Francois B July 13, 2012 at 00:11 #

    Love the pop of red and she’s soooo cute

  7. Marybeth July 12, 2012 at 20:44 #

    I think she’s lovely and I’m always inclined to give her extra credit for not wearing tights, but…
    The headband and belt just don’t work with this sequined dress.
    Looking cutesy is Zooey’s thing, I know, but there comes a time when a woman over 30 should stop dressing like a preteen. I do want her to be her own quirky self, but I’d like to see her transition into a somewhat more mature style.

  8. Tina July 12, 2012 at 17:51 #

    So Blair Baldorf ish

  9. andrea July 12, 2012 at 16:48 #

    Bad styling – the accessories are a not suited for this dress and the belt is way too bright it looks like it belongs on a preteen. Imo, she should have gone with strappy sandals, a red clutch (deeper red – like maroon) and a gold skinny belt.

  10. emily July 12, 2012 at 16:30 #

    yay from me. I think this is her best look ever. She looks cute and quirky as usual, but thank God she doesn’t wear those tights. And the dress suits her personality, quirkiness and sweetness.

  11. Angela July 12, 2012 at 16:27 #

    Yay! The dress is gorgeous, and her quirky red belt and headband totally work for me on this occasion.

  12. Shaina July 12, 2012 at 16:17 #

    I like this look, minus the belt. However, on Zooey it works.

  13. Leti July 12, 2012 at 15:36 #

    The styling’s a little off for me, as I think both the belt and the headband are too casual, but I think this is an overall improvement. It’s nice to see her not wearing tights! I also like to see her wearing something so sleek. I would have loved to see her let go a little bit more of the sweetness and vamp it up a bit more, perhaps with a winged eye.

  14. Ritika July 12, 2012 at 14:27 #

    She had me at the sparkly dress. And then the belt.

  15. Rebecca Z July 12, 2012 at 14:25 #

    I think she looks spectacular. I love the red belt and agree with CreoleLady about the shoes–didn’t love them until I say the side shot and then they make perfect sense with her look. I would put this up for BDOTW.

  16. CreoleLady July 12, 2012 at 14:17 #

    I was on the fence about the styling until I looked at the other pictures on Getty. There is one full length view from the side in particular which sold me. The dress fit like a dream. I even loved the pumps in that shot.

  17. Jessica July 12, 2012 at 14:04 #

    She looks great here. I love the dress and the pop of colour via the belt makes the look even better!

  18. Yeliz July 12, 2012 at 14:02 #

    I don’t like her styling at all. The headband is so out of place and I don’t like the rest of her styling, either. The dress without the belt is the only good thing here.

  19. bm July 12, 2012 at 13:47 #

    Yay for me . She is flawless here .
    So far, this is my favorite look from this event.

  20. georgia_may July 12, 2012 at 13:27 #

    horrifying styling – turned a potentially sexy dress into a frumpy one. classic zoe

  21. Hailie July 12, 2012 at 13:26 #

    Aww, I think she looks fantastic. I love the dress, especially with the addition of the red belt. And it’s soooo nice to see her without tights for a change!

  22. firien July 12, 2012 at 13:21 #

    yay, definitely! She’s adorable.

  23. Christine July 12, 2012 at 13:11 #

    “Retro hair – good.

    Dress – good.

    Accessories – good.

    Tights – No. YES. *breathes out*”

    Lmao. I od the same, FC.

    Giving credit when its due, she looks great here. I like the look except the shoes.

  24. Mick July 12, 2012 at 13:10 #

    Meh. I can never get on boad with her style, although this is an improvement. The headband looks like the one I use when I wash my face.

  25. Alina July 12, 2012 at 13:10 #

    Nay for me.

    1. I don’t like the headband – too casual.
    2. She should have worn strappy sandals.
    3. I don’t like the belt – too big.

    • dee July 12, 2012 at 13:28 #


    • hauteness July 12, 2012 at 13:39 #

      You nailed all of my thoughts on this one. I think the belt makes this look cheap.

      • Rash July 13, 2012 at 04:07 #

        Exactly !

      • Sasha July 15, 2012 at 17:20 #


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