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10 Celebrities Who Were Very Cold At Sundance 2014

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Every red carpet has its trademark. For nip slips and tacky entrances, you want the Grammys. VMAs have the best gossip, and the Oscars always have the blingy-est jewelry. At the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, we get to watch celebrities choose between being photographed in a parka and wellies or freezing their perfectly toned asses off.

It’s Utah, people. In January. No shame in putting in some pants.

Maggie Gyllanhaal

If I can see your belly button, you are cold. Maggie Gyllanhaal gets points for winter chic leather leggings, but what is up with the nude fishing net? Matching your knitwear to your skintone is never a good look. Neither is that much exposed skin post-Polar Vortex.

"Boyhood" Premiere - Arrivals - 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Indie actress Lorelei Linklater can totally pull off fuchsia lipstick. Not so much the ripped tights on the red carpet. There is a time and a place for babydoll dresses, and it is not in January. You can bet that Courtney Love would have accessorized this ensemble with a badass (warm) faux fur coat.

Elle Fanning

Am I jealous that Elle Fanning has a better closet than my wildest fantasy dream home AND is a muse to Marc Jacobs? Yes. Props for pulling off a feathered peplum at fifteen years old, but the Jewish grandmother inside my heart still wants to give her a sweater. At least swap the tank top for something with sleeves. Wouldn’t want that perfect complexion to get goosebumps.

Lynn Hill

Just because Emma Watson can pull off a dress with leggings does not mean this is a good idea for actress Lynn Hill this time of year. The grecian neckline and bodice belong on a California red carpet, not in the mountains. And strappy sandals in Utah? No.  Just, no. The only redeeming quality of this look is her flawless bare face. A flannel and jeans would have been a better outfit choice.

Elizabeth Moss

Elaine Benes wants her dress back. If you’re going to wear a mini dress in January, it better rival Beyonce‘s in fabulousness. Keyholes are always tricky, and this unflattering 90s floral is just not worth the chilly arms and freezing cleavage. Still love you, Peggy Elizabeth Moss.

Christopher Meloni

If Christopher Meloni isn’t cold because he’s clad in silky polyester, he should be freezing under the arctic chill of his own embarrassment. This awful, awful, shirt has singlehandedly made me question my longstanding crush on Detective Stabler. May I suggest you swap the lady’s shirt and frat beanie for, I don’t know, one normal jacket? Poor choices.

Chloe Grace Moretz

We love Chloe Grace Moretz, and she always nails dressing appropriately for a young celeb. But the sensible boots and turtleneck look a bit strange with bare winter legs. No one’s bare legs look good in January. Take a page from Kate Middleton and slip on some black tights.

HBO And Blackhouse Foundation "Game Of Thrones" Sundance Soiree - 2014 Park City

Both oddly formal for Sundance AND seasonally inappropriate. Kristen Renton‘s sparkly cutout dress and total lack of accessories are more yacht party than wintry indie film festival. I don’t even have thoughts on saving this one. The topknot and cateye would look so much better with a nice blazer and high waisted pants. I can’t even with the peep toe heels and black pedi in January. Looks like frostbite to me.

GREY GOOSE Blue Door Hosts "The Voices" Party - 2014 Park City

Love the dress, Anna Kendrick, but again: your mother wants you to wear a sweater. A little cardi could give this outfit a nice pop of color and save her from doing this awkward “I’m so cold my arms have literally fused together like two popsicles” pose. Points for sensible boots.

Tessa Thompson

You would think Tessa Thompson is off to the Teen Choice Awards in this sparkly tee, but no. If you’re going to bare your arms in freezing Utah, it should be for something better than a badly cut sequin top. I can just feel the mountain wind coming through those giant armholes.

And to prove it’s possible to look chic at a frigid mountain premier, let’s take a moment to admire Shailene Woodley.

"White Bird In A Blizzard" - Arrivals - 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Studded creepers, skinny black pants, tousled pixie, and a red lip. This look is perfection (even if my inner grandma has to pretend she is carrying socks in her pocket).

All photos via Getty Images.

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  • elle

    Lol, as long as these events are taking place during the day it’s been pretty warm in Utah the last couple of weeks! I haven’t been having to wear a coat during the day,and I was rocking the tightless skirt look myself. If they are at night that’s a different story. But they are about to go into a super hot area that’s filled with people. Worth it to be cold for a few minutes rather then drenched with sweat inside.

    • Jessie

      I was just about to say the same thing–it’s been quite warm, at least here in SLC. Park City’s always a bit chillier. But it’s not exactly the Polar Vortex.

  • Lindsey Conklin

    oh I love Shailene Woodley!

  • Captain Obvious

    I’m going to point out the obvious, Chris Meloni is wearing a man’ sshirt by Robert Graham and he was wearing a coat but just took it off for the red carpet, as I’m sure everyone else did too.

  • Heather

    Shailene Woodley’s look is the WORST.

  • Crayzcheshire

    I would gladly volunteer to help Christoper Meloni get warmed up!