Eva Longoria is definitely one of the most recognizable actresses in the entertainment world. That’s not because she’s one of the most talented, the most successful or the most celebrated. Instead, it’s because of her undeniable beauty, her quirky personality and of course, her red carpet style. Eva knows that she looks good and that when she walks in a room, all eyes are on her. And that’s probably why she loves to dress to impress. No one can deny that the woman is gorgeous, and for that reason, everyone loves to see her at red carpet events.
The only thing is not everything Eva Longoria puts on makes her look good. In fact, there have been plenty of instances in which her fans just can’t help but ask why she would go out in public like that. Surely with the millions of dollars in her bank account, she can afford a mirror at home, right? Or at least have a few girlfriends warn her on the possibility of making the Worst Dressed List before she goes out the door. Her style just does not seem to evolve with the times. While other celebs wear cool outfits and take risks with fashion, Eva Longoria sticks with style that many see as tacky.
Of course, Eva Longoria doesn’t it see it this way. For her, it’s all about maximum exposure. With that being said, here are some of Eva’s biggest red carpet fails. Take a look below and let us know what you think her best and worst looks are.
15 Her Red Carpet Fails
When Eva Longoria hits the red carpet, there is no doubt that everyone pays attention. After all, she’s one of a handful of television stars that has name recognition in the Hollywood world. You can’t say that about everyone.
Also, a lot of her critics aren’t very nice to her when she wears something that looks more like a bed sheet to an awards show. According to CBS news, one fashion critic called her out for wearing an ill-fitted dress with a waistline that was too low. The toga dress didn’t look flattering on her at all. But then again, we’ve all been in the same situation, right? Something that might look good while you are trying it at home might not look the same when you arrive at the party. We get it.
14 She’s Been On PETA’s Worst Dressed List
Believe it or not, Eva Longoria is also one of a handful of actresses that have been on PETA’s Worst Dressed List, too. And if there’s one list that you don’t want to be on, it’s that one. That’s because when PETA goes after you, they go after you ruthlessly. Trust us, this wasn’t pretty at all.
Back in 2008, Eva topped PETA’s list for the Worst Dressed Celebrity of the Year. What an honor, right? She wasn’t in the best company, either, as she made the list with none other than Lindsay Logan, too. Also, they slammed her for her family’s hunting habits as well. They had this to say: “Eva Longoria is short on compassion. In her trashy furs, she looks like the street walker of Wisteria Lane. Eva is one 'desperate housewife' who needs a quickie divorce from her stylist."
13 Does She Need A New Stylist?
With Eva making one worst dressed list after another, her fans can’t help but wonder if it’s time for her to sack her stylist! Obviously, someone is not doing their job behind the scenes. If you are being paid to make Eva Longoria look beautiful and great, then by all means, do it. Eva is one of the most beautiful women in the world and deserves a stylist who knows what he or she is doing.
From what we know, Eva is best friends with celebrity hairstylist, Ken Paves. He’s just one of the number of people on her team that is responsible for making Eva look great each and every time she is supposed to make a public appearance. Now, let’s keep in mind that this is the same Ken Paves that is also responsible for Jessica Simpson, who just happens to have one of the worst styles in the celebrity world. Eva, we think it’s time for you to find better people.
12 Another SAG Awards Hit And Miss
For some reason that we just can’t explain, Eva continues to make the worst dressed list each and every time she hits the red carpet for the SAG Awards. You’d think that she would have learned from her past missteps by now, but no. Another year, another horrible dress worn by Eva Longoria. The woman just doesn’t learn!
For some reason that we just don’t understand, Eva loves to dress horribly to the SAG Awards each and every year. This dress is yet another example. I mean, we don’t know a lot of people who can pull off wearing a sorbet-colored dress in public. Unfortunately, Eva isn’t one of them. The dress just looks unflattering and unappealing to say the least. We know you can do better, Eva. We’ve seen you do better.
11 Worst Dressed Celebrity
At this rate, Eva Longoria might be making her way to the Worst Dressed Hall of Fame: Celebrity Edition. Is that how she wants to be remembered? Of course not. While there’s no doubt that Eva is trying her best to stand out from the crowd, her style choices are having the opposite effect. We want to cheer her, not jeer her.
If that weren’t enough, Eva also had quite the criminal record with the Fashion Police. We can only imagine how many fines she would have to pay if the FP were giving out real tickets. Back in 2012, she turned heads (and not in a good way) for wearing this Alexander McQueen dress. Yikes, Eva. That dress doesn’t look safe or comfortable at all. You’re just asking for a slip in the wrong place!
10 Everyday Fails, Too
Let’s be fair here: the red carpet isn’t the only place that Eva Longoria has been making questionable style decisions. Unfortunately, a lot of style critics have been left scratching her head at some of the things she’s worn while she’s out and about, too. We just don’t get it. We love Eva Longoria, but there’s no reason for her to continually remind us of what we used to wear back in the early to mid-2000s. Fast-forward that time machine, Eva! We want to see you in the present day. Ha!
Now, don’t get us wrong. It has to be very hard knowing that you are going to be recognized each and every time you step out of the house. A little effort sure does go a long way. But don’t worry, Eva. A lot of Hollywood celebrities have the same kind of pictures, too.
9 Short Doesn’t Always Mean Hot
Here’s one thing that I’m sure a lot of people can agree on: Eva Longoria is a very attractive woman. We see that. You see that. Heck, people with little vision can see it, too. With that being said, short doesn’t always mean better. When you’re dressed in short clothing, you’re putting yourself in danger of having a serious red carpet wardrobe malfunction. And as many actresses know, that’s not always fun. Plus, that’s not what you want to be remembered by, either.
A woman can look drop dead gorgeous wearing a dress that covers up all of her assets. Trust us, we’ve seen plenty of examples of celebrities wearing great dresses in good taste. You don’t always have to show off your toned legs in front of the cameras, especially if it’s not for the right season.
8 Eva Doesn’t Care
But let’s be real here. We can spend the entire day talking about all of the clothes that Eva Longoria has in her closet and chances are that she won’t care either way. And why should she? It doesn’t matter what Eva Longoria wears, she’s going to make waves either way, whether it’s positive or not.
Furthermore, Eva seems to be aware of all of the criticism she gets from the media and her fans. And quite honestly, it bothers her. She’s said in the past, “I find it irresponsible to go, 'She's an actress, what does she know?' That means if you're a dentist, what do you know? If you're a lawyer, what do you know? It's our profession, it's what we do. It's not who we are.”
7 Is She Trying To Keep Up?
At the same time though, a lot of people can’t help but wonder if Eva is trying to keep up with the younger, more hipper Hollywood crowd. After all, everyone knows that Hollywood is a cutthroat business. One day you are hot, the next day you are not.
The one advantage that Eva does have over a lot of other people in the industry is that she always looks like she’s ageing in reverse (a problem I’m sure a lot of people wish they had). Still, a lot of critics can’t help but think that Eva must be feeling pressured to keep up with all of the hot young actresses that are getting all of the attention these days. A little piece of advice to Eva: women always look more stunning when they keep some things left for the imagination, right? Plus, you often look better when you dress appropriately for your age too, and that goes for just about everyone.
6 Sequins Gone Wrong
Yikes. If there is one thing that you don’t want to wear too much of, it’s sequins. Unfortunately, no one ever passed this fashion memo to Eva Longoria. Even though she still looks beautiful in this pic (we will give her credit where credit is due), this dress looks like Eva borrowed it from her Abuelita’s closet. And no, that’s not a compliment.
Speaking of her Abuelita, Eva once said that she comes from a family that values education above everything else. She put it this way: “I believe that education offers the fastest route to economic mobility. I grew up with a family of strong, accomplished, and educated women. I believe, as they say, that you can't be what you don't see, and since I saw a lot of smart women in my life, education being at the center, I just mimicked that behavior. There was never a question that I'd go to college. In fact, I was the last person in my family to get a master's degree, so that tells you I'm actually the underachiever! You're never too old or too busy to continue your education!”
5 Her Latina Style
Regardless of whether or not you love Eva’s fashion choices, there’s no denying that she’s influenced by her culture and her roots. As a matter of fact, Eva often talks about how much she loves being a Latina and how being Mexican-American has plenty of advantages (some of them even make the rest of the girls out there jealous).
Eva is extremely proud of where she comes from. She’s said, “People can't ignore that Hispanics represent the fastest-growing demographic in the US. The future success of America is intricately tied to the future success of the Hispanic community. And it's the women of these communities - the mothers, sisters, daughters - who make the world go around. I decided to focus on giving them opportunities so that they're set up for success in life.” Right on, Eva.
4 Is Pink Always Pretty?
Just because you are wearing pink, does it mean that it’s always going to be pretty? Not necessarily. In fact, a lot of people believe that women should stop wearing pink after a certain age. And quite honestly, that’s a rule that a lot of people should abide by. What looks cute on a pre-teen girl might not look cute on an adult woman, if you know what we mean. Sorry Eva, but this pink dress is a huge no for us.
As a matter of fact, the Fashion Police should make it a rule for certain people and to have them not wear pink in public. Sorry to say this, but it’s just not flattering for everyone. Plus, the harder you try to look young and fun, chances are that you’ll get the opposite result.
3 Questionable Choices
Of course, we don’t know why Eva Longoria makes the questionable fashion choices that she makes behind closed doors. We don’t know if it’s her that’s pulling all the strings or her stylist. But some of her outfits have us thinking, “Why Eva? Why would you wear that?”
Eva has often said that she also struggles with keeping up with appearances. But regardless of her busy schedule, she always finds the time to take care of herself. She put it this way: “Staying in shape does not come easily, especially as you get older and you don't have as much time or energy to exercise. I used to be naturally skinny in high school and college. I was in cheerleading, ran track, and did gymnastics, so I had a built-in five-hour workout every day. Lately, I've been doing Pilates on the Megaformer.”
2 She Wants To Be Taken Seriously
Then again, Eva’s style might not be a top priority for her. After all, she’s made it pretty clear more than once that she wants to be a Hollywood actress that is taken seriously in the industry. She also knows that she’s lucky to be in the place that she is in today and that anything can happen at any given time.
Plus, if she has something to say, she never holds back. She once said, “I don't regret anything I ever do or say. I don't like to live my life being censored. I like to say what I feel, and I think people respect that because you're honest. My mother gave me one piece of advice that stuck with me. She said don't forget where you came from.”
1 She Still Makes Headlines, Though
Can you remember the title of the last movie that Eva Longoria starred in? Or what her last television project was? Don’t worry, because we can’t either. As we mentioned above, Eva is one of few actresses that make headlines more for her looks than the roles she plays on the big and small screens. She makes headline news just by wearing a bikini during a beach vacation. She just has that kind of star power.
She once said, “I never thought of myself as a s*x symbol. I just do the cover of magazines. I think it’s really unfair men or people in the world think you can’t be both – you can’t be a sex symbol and a serious businessperson. Who says I can’t be both? Who says I can’t do the cover of Maxim and run a production company? Women are complex. Women are beautiful and intellectual and spiritual and social and entrepreneurial. They’re everything. And I think I’m a great example of that.”