What’s Behind That Blouse?

…oh, wait! In this case, we know. So! Sometimes, less is more.

More scandalous.

More tawdry.

More of a “hot mess” (Thanks, Cicatrix.)

Via the Daily Mail:

She has a legacy of wearing revealing dresses. But it appears at the age of 44, Elizabeth Hurley is still not ready to give up the game.

The actress attended the Love Ball charity fundraiser last night in a dazzling blue sari WITHOUT the cropped top, a Choli or Ravika, which is typically worn underneath it.

Ravika? There’s a word I’ve never heard. According to Wiki, it’s Telugu. The more you know (Ahhhhhhh!). Back to shiz, I mean, Liz:

The mother-of-one left nothing to the imagination in the ensemble, showing she still has the voluptuous figure to carry off even the most risqué of numbers

I think she could have shown that even with the briefest of blouses. But I’m a rude prude. Some have said that she was probably caught unaware, much like Alexandra Kerry was at Cannes. What, you think Kerry knew her girls would show through? I don’t. She would’ve worn different knickers, if THAT were true. But back to Miz Nangi. I agree with the Daily Mail:

As someone used to attending showbiz parties, she would probably have been aware of the revealing glare of the paparazzi flashbulb.

But it was unclear whether the revealing nature of her outfit was a ‘sheer’ accident or intentional.

Liz was accompanied by her Indian textile heir husband Arun Nayar, who she married in 2007.

Adding to the craptacular effect? Those wild raccoon eyes. Sure, there are smoky eyes and then there are cautionary tales about the dangers of shadow and liner, when applied with a spatula. Perhaps I’m being too harsh? Did any of you find her fetching? Or does the collage below the jump (25-50% NSFW) leave you retching?

So so fug

86 thoughts on “What’s Behind That Blouse?

  1. The movement that eventually won those rights is called “Maru Marakkal Samaram” ( Chest covering revolt). As far as I know there were no Yemeni involvement, rather it was mostly women (and some men) of Kerala who fought for it. My understanding is that all women of Kerala had this right by 1859.

    Now THAT is fascinating! Thank you for commenting! :)

  2. The movement that eventually won those rights is called “Maru Marakkal Samaram” ( Chest covering revolt). As far as I know there were no Yemeni involvement, rather it was mostly women (and some men) of Kerala who fought for it. My understanding is that all women of Kerala had this right by 1859.

    That feel slike the opposite of the bra burning feminist movement… very interesting…

  3. I think she looks great, although the raccoon eyes is a bit much. And styling her hair that way makes it look like she has a fivehead. As for going without a blouse, I’m sure there are plenty of Indian women in villages who still go with that look. When visiting ashrams in India, that was pretty common too – among Indian and foreign women.

  4. ” When visiting ashrams in India, that was pretty common too – among Indian and foreign women.”

    It was my understanding this was done out of shedding vanity. but Im not sure.

  5. at what point do clothes go from revealing to “indecent exposure”? im pretty sure this is just revealing.

  6. What’s with all the fluff? Where is the post on Bloom Energy?

    That Bloom Energy dude is a DBD (or a fob to most on this site) and probably a Hindu – not very interesting. The only thing worth writing about that guy is how high he wears his pants.What a pervy masturwedger.

    If only there was an article somewhere exposing him as a scheming/plagiarizing bastard. Oh! then you will have a long post followed by a 500 comment thread with ‘holy cows’ mooing about foreign Indians cheating in USA as it is a norm in India.

  7. THANK YOU for bringing this up.

    I was explaining the concept of sari blouses to a coworker while looking at this picture…and then realized the petticoat was missing.

    And she can’t tie a sari to save her life. chee

  8. How could she NOT realize that her nipple would be visible? That sari seems pretty obviously transparent to me.

    Am I the only one who thinks that it might be a desperate bid for media attention?

  9. That Bloom Energy dude is a DBD (or a fob to most on this site) and probably a Hindu – not very interesting. The only thing worth writing about that guy is how high he wears his pants.What a pervy masturwedger.

    hey sulabh, why don’t you go get that giant chip on your shoulder looked at? methinks it is obscuring your vision and feeding your paranoid delusions of persecution.

  10. I was explaining the concept of sari blouses to a coworker while looking at this picture…and then realized the petticoat was missing.

    A petticoat is not necessary to wear a sari. It was worn without petticoats before its introduction, and still is in some places. It is entirely possible to wear a saree properly, in various drapes, without a petticoat.

    Liz Hurley, I think attempted one of these drapes. Except she chose a sheer type of saree, which was the wrong choice. It should’ve been a more thicker material, less see through.

    It would have looked fine, though not perfect, if the saree weren’t sheer. The nivi style pleating and draping isn’t the only correct way to wear a sari.

  11. Sorry, but retching only shows your lack of understanding of the Sari’s history. See carvings on Indian temples – the Sari was always worn without a blouse. The blouse is a modern innovation, basically a nod to modern morality. Anal retentiveness is not the same thing as modesty, or even good taste. She wore it well and to me she looks good. Appreciate it or don’t look. From retching over this photo to whipping women for showing their ankles under a burqa is merely a difference of degrees – same mentality carried to its logical end point. Think about that.

  12. Not classy at all… she just wanted the attention. I’ve hated her ever since her comment about how she would “kill herself” if she were “as fat as Marilyn Monroe”.

  13. Gaurav, please don’t put words in my mouth. It’s a humor post. :) Think about that before you ascribe motives to or cast aspersions on me. “Retching” rhymes with “fetching”. I promise, I didn’t get sick because of Liz’s sartorial expression. “Sorry, but”? How about let’s agree to disagree, and let’s do it in a light-hearted way which is appropriate to the tone of the piece.

    For the record, I’m more offended by her eye makeup than lack of blouse, but thanks for insinuating that I have a mindset in common with the Taliban.

    Parul, I thought that remark was atrocious, too. Glad I’m not the only one who remembered it.

  14. That’s one good-looking 44-year old.

    Ah the wondrous power of make up.

    she just wanted the attention

    agreed.

  15. Not classy at all… she just wanted the attention.

    dont rush to judgment. you know, flashes can do strange things. remember alex kerry at cannes…

  16. I saw this a few days ago… am I wrong to think that the “village women don’t wear blouses with saris” argument is completely irrelevant in this case? There’s a time and a place for everything. At fancy-schmancy Bollywood parties – women will wear saris – but at least with a bikini-style blouse. I’d compare this more to that than everyday village life. So the “authenticity” thing isn’t working for me.

    And honestly, why a sari to this event in the first place, especially if you aren’t used to wearing them?? I wore a sari once to an office holiday party, but mostly because I didn’t have any formal dresses and I wasn’t about to drop $200 on one that I’ll wear exactly once. And although I enjoy wearing saris, I think I’ll keep them for weddings and Diwali functions. I don’t get Liz Hurley’s “I must wear a sari to every big event” thing, really. If I could rock a sexy slinky dress, I would, but I can’t, so I won’t. She can – why doesn’t she?

    Although I have to admit I was a bit jealous of her, uh, perkiness. She may be 44, but I don’t think those are.

  17. “OMG! I saw the close up of her feet too! I have to agree they are way more frightening than her perky semi-exposed nipple. Her feet look like they are 90 years old. “

    Years ago I was reading a book by the late Norman Mailer, author of the famous WWII tome The Naked and the Dead. The protaganist notes that the most beautiful women often have the ugliest feet. Maybe it’s the pointy high heels?

  18. Oh my lord people. LH was clearly not trying to honor tribal/village women or pay homage to pre-colonial India by not wearing a sari blouse. It was a plea for camera attention, plain and simple.

  19. “Oh my lord people. LH was clearly not trying to honor tribal/village women or pay homage to pre-colonial India by not wearing a sari blouse.”

    did anyone suggest this seriously?

  20. did anyone suggest this seriously?

    yeah.. ppl were acting like she was trying to be traditional and stuff..

  21. Reminds me of when ex-president bush walked up to a farmer in India and said “Heya, I’ve spent some time on a farm too, we have something in common.”

  22. I find her sari attempt vulgar & insulting to Indian women and the sari itself. In fact, I’m going to come out and say it – I hate seeing gori women wearing traditional Indian garb. It always looks so costumey and fake.

  23. No historical justification for that.

    does there have to be? there’s also no historical justification for the following w/r/t sarees: halter blouses; sequins and beading on sarees; sarees made of certain fabrics (chffon, georgette, crepe etc); wearing one’s hair loose or short; wearing makeup at all; wearing high heels; any form of accessories in the hair; a multitude of other things associated with wearing a saree in modern times.

  24. Well we all know that Liz isn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier. She is always doing something stupid to make a fool out of herself. Arun is lucky to be rid of her.