Gwen Stefani in a see through turtleneck shirt and camo capris: ridiculous?

102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2016 - Arrivals

It’s been a big weekend for singer Gwen Stefani, as far as exposure is concerned. She exposed her (toned) abs on the red carpet for the 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2016 Wango Tango on Saturday and she also rocked the crowd and shared a makeup-free selfie on Instagram.

Gwen hit the red carpet for Wango Tango on Saturday in camo capris, gold studded heels and dip-dyed hair. She completed her look with fishnet stockings and a see-through turtleneck shirt which looked like Charlie Brown meets Donna Summer. The singer told E!, “I just can’t believe I’m here right now at Wango Tango. It just feels so exciting to have something new out there. And to have the opportunity to share my music with people. Sharing music is so spiritual you know, it’s so healing, so incredible, so I just feel honored.”

Gwen, who called her recent hit country duet with Blake Shelton “a miracle” thoughtfully posted a pic of herself sans makeup, presumably to make us all feel better about ourselves, to her Instagram. She told PEOPLE, “I was just like laying there, I just got in bed and I was like, ‘Maybe I’ll send a picture to Blake. You just start doing like fooling around with it. I had actually a new camera on my phone and I just took that picture.”

A photo posted by Gwen Stefani (@gwenstefani) on

I am actually a year older than Gwen and I have to give her props on posting her makeup-free selfies. She looks good (and I’m not naive enough to think that she hasn’t had injectables). Good on Gwen for showing her makeup-free face. If I looked like that when I woke up….just saying…

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  1. CidySmiley says:

    You know I used to think her style was sort of fun and free but now it kind of looks silly. It’s very try-hard. Maybe it’s all the weird fishnet material? I don’t know.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      VERY try-hard. She’s just too much all around these days.

    • Erinn says:

      Something happened somewhere along the line where it stopped looking cool, and started looking desperate. And it’s sad. I used to love Gwen. Now…eh. I could take or leave her.

    • Kitten says:

      Yup. We worshipped her as teenagers. Not so much anymore.

      Let’s hope she tones it down before she ends up like Madge.

      • Nancy says:

        Oh no please Kitten. Madge has a decade on her, plus shall we say her face is a little harsher than Gwen. I think Gwen’s right on the borderline where she can still pull off the rocker chick thing a tad longer. She looks pretty good wo makeup. I do feel for Madonna, she’s leaning towards What Ever Happened To Baby Jane territory…bless her heart.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      It doesn’t look that try hard to me, but it looks so very dated. You could say this picture was taken at the Teen Choice Awards in 2005 and I would believe you.
      The 00s were such an awful time for fashion, please lord don’t let them come back.

    • Pepper says:

      It is try-hard. In her early days she had the same basic aesthetic, but she kept things so much simpler. Cropped cargo’s and a sheer mesh top, sure. Bedazzled cargo’s and a sheer top that looks like something a 12 year figure dancer’s mom made them, no way.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes, that’s the difference. She took her old style and turned the tackiness way, way up.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      +1. Of course, I’m one of the ho-hum advocates for dressing your age. Gwen is in high school with this outfit.

      • Chigirlie says:

        My first reaction after looking at the top pic was that the shirt looks like it was inspired by Charlie Brown’s shirt, that zigzag pattern is atrocious.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    She looks so much prettier and younger without all of the harsh makeup she usually wears. I love makeup, but if she used it well she would be stunning.

    • CidySmiley says:

      I don’t know what the craze is about putting a shimmery obvious foundation on and then harsh thick eye makeup (and usually it’s black) it’s SO harsh, and it really ages the face. My mom does it too!

    • Esmom says:

      She does look so much younger without makeup. You’re right, if she deployed it more judiciously, she would look amazing. She’d also look better without the ridiculous getups like this one.

    • Kitten says:

      ITA but she’s always worn a sh*t ton of makeup. It can be hard to break that habit as we get older so I feel her pain.

      I’m finally at the stage where going makeup free feels really liberating. Plus it takes me way less time to get ready :)

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I still wear some makeup, but I don’t wear much on my eyes or anything shimmery. It just doesn’t look the same.

      • Kitten says:

        Yup, as we age the eye area becomes the most critical example of less is more in terms of makeup.

        Occasionally I still miss my dark eye shadow, but it just makes me look like a real housewife if I wear it now.

  3. Nancy says:

    On a Kim K or someone similar I’d be put off. But she is still a rock star and I don’t hate the outfit on her. On me, run for the hills, but she can still rock it. The makeup free pic….well a little lip glass and light foundation, but she looks good. Let that skin breath Gwen, good job.

    • OGBklynGirl says:

      IITA. Rock star living a rock star life. Great body. I’m not mad at her

      • Beanie says:

        She can wear just about anything and look good. I like the mix up quirkiness of her wardrobe. I don’t think she is worried that some people don’t like it. Rock on Gwen!

  4. HH says:

    The outfit is very classic Gwen Sfefani from years ago. It looks odd because she hasn’t dressed that quirky in a while. But the hair?!? What’s going on there?

    • LAK says:

      I loved this version of Gwen.

    • Dana m says:

      So I have a question about the hair for the hair experts on CB. That must be a clip on extension, right? Or does she dye it black for real? her hair must be very damaged from all the blonde hair dye anyways.

      • HH says:

        Those are definitely clip in extensions. Just judging by their look and how her hair doesn’t blend in. I’m assuming this us all on purpose, as she has enough money and style sense to go for a more realistic look of she wanted.

  5. Jayna says:

    She’s appearing at an event she’s performing at. She’s a pop-rock star. Big deal. She isn’t supposed to conform to what everyone else wants. I don’t think she’s try-hard. I think Gwen is who she is.

    • Prairiegirl says:

      I agree. It’s a stage look. If she wore that for the school run or a soccer game, yeah, take issue. I wish my midsection looked like hers!

      • Jenn says:

        Agree, this is her style always was! She always looks cute and never trashy, I luv her!!

  6. mkyarwood says:

    Not going to tell her what she ‘should’ do. Like Madonna, so much of her image is about her toned muscles. I wish they’d both choose more stylish ways to accentuate their dedication to maintaining health through exercise, rather than whatever shows off the most skin. Viola Davis always has a great way to show her arms. I don’t mean they ‘should’ cover up, or whatever, but a lot of us have defined our self worth via how acceptable our bodies are for public consumption. It might be nice for our contemporaries to move on from being 19. Has anyone watched Advanced Style, yet? Those women are taking it farther than I will, but there are myriad options when it comes to showing a nice figure.

  7. missmerry says:

    her style is whacko, I always feel like I love 1/2 to 1/3 of every outfit she wears, then she ruins the rest of it with something horrifically tacky and bad.

    But I have to give her props because I’ve felt this way about her for years and years, so at least she’s sticking to a ‘look’ that’s all her own…

  8. grabbyhands says:

    That hair, tho. Terri Nunn must be so excited that Berlin’s “No More Words” video is still so important to someone.

  9. SilkyMalice says:

    Wow. she looks so pretty without makeup, it seems a crime to wear all the harsh stuff she does. I hate her outfit – she is in great shape, but it does her no favors – her legs are chopped off halfway and so is her torso with that crop top.

  10. Snowpea says:

    God I’m old enough to remember when Gwen was THE cool girl.. super edgy, fun and zero f*cks given.

    Now she’s just so damn tryhard. The makeup is horrific and way overdone. She’s unbelievably gorgeous with no makeup and she needs to donate all these hideous clothes to the op shop!

  11. guest says:

    you took your make up off. Big deal.

  12. InvaderTak says:

    I’M calling bs on the no makeup selfie. She’s got on foundation at least.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Yep. Or some filters at least.

    • Pepper says:

      She’s blurred the crap out of her face. Look at the sides of her nose, it’s so blurred you can’t even see what’s nose and what’s cheek.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Yes, I agree. There is some trickery going on with that photo.

    • TheOtherViv says:

      Wendy Williams trash talked Gwen’s make up routine on her show last week saying all that makeup would ultimately turn off Blake- since he is low maintenance and she can’t go to the corner store without a full face on. She didn’t say it in a malicious way and it kinda made sense in a weird way.
      I am amazed how many people seem to pay attention to Wendy, me included.

  13. Sarah01 says:

    She looks beautiful in her makeup free pic, I agree her style hasn’t evolved but her body is hot!

  14. shewolf says:

    I don’t see how she’s a try-hard. She hasn’t deviated from her style the entire time she’s been in the public eye. This is just Gwen as she’s always been. She’s good at dressing for her shape as well I think!

  15. suzysunshine says:

    Filters and LOTS of injectables and you too can wake up that way. On carpool karaoke with James C. she tried to make emoji faces. Tough to do when your face doesn’t move. I used to really like her but now she just comes across as incredibly thirsty and needy. Enough already.

    • mia girl says:

      It freaked me out how little her face moves. I wondered if Cordon was effin with her on purpose by asking her to make all those emoji faces. I mean her face is like a mask.

  16. Maum says:

    I hate it when celebs do the ‘no make-up’ shot. She’s clearly photoshopped and appears to be wearing some make-up.
    Just because she normally wears loads more doesn’t mean she’s not wearing any.

    And she was fooling around and sending a picture to Blake and instead posted it on Instagram for the world to see? In the words of the Queen ‘oh, really? Please.’

  17. LM says:

    We are the same age and you simply can’t buy that skin, imo. I’ve seen many many try with lasers, botox, and filler… it doesn’t work. Her skin truly is a combo of good genes and staying out of the sun. I’m sure she maintains, with little bits of botox and filler here and there, but it’s not the reason her skin looks like that. She’s taken care of herself both with exercise and skincare. Her body is beyond ridiculous, gwah… after a couple of kids too!! Good for her, she could easily pass for a decade younger than her age (which is all that seems to matter in Hollywood) . Her style, however, is awful and makes her seem desperate somehow. I wish her style would evolve, the world has plenty of tweens, teens, etc… my generation needs women (and men too) that allow for age. I’m not even sure what I mean by that because it can be too hard to define, but it’s allowing for age to happen and not being ashamed of it.

  18. Jh says:

    Her make- up free selfie reminds me that I desperately wanted to have dark brown eyes as a teenager. They are beautiful.

    Also, LOLing hard at the “just wanted to send Blake a quick pic” ridiculousness. Over Instagram. Do they ever communicate via text? FFS.

    • Bella says:

      That’s the thing that got me too, I would have more respect if Gwen had simply said, I took the cute pic for Blake and his response was so glowing that he inspired me to show the world, how only he sees me, underneath it all. But, she chose to be defensive and the false-posturing is obviously inauthentic. Poor girl always attributed her full face makeup at all times to Gavin’s preference, but, home girl does not seem comfortable without it and I do think Blake likely finds it all a bit much at times.

  19. iseepinkelefants says:

    Maybe when people stop expecting her to be edgy all the time. She’s 40 something and she’s forced to keep up with younger pop stars to prove she’s still the cool chick from No Doubt. Everyone does it to all the women that have been in the spotlight for 20+ years and then you guys all bash them. I mean look at Madonna trying to keep up to please all you haters. Just leave them alone. Let them dress how they want. So she’s having bad days, she’s human. She’s aging, she’s not going to be your little 1996 cool girl fantasy forever. Geez.

    • Kitten says:

      lol @ “forced to keep up with younger pop stars”.

      “I mean look at Madonna trying to keep up to please all you haters.”

      Yeah it’s definitely our fault. We’re forcing these women to destroy their faces and dress like they’re still 19.
      Poor things!!!

  20. Amanda G says:

    This article is misleading. That wasn’t just her red carpet outfit, it was her STAGE outfit. Of course it will be quirky and revealing! I think she looks great. Killer abs!

    • me says:

      Except there are also pictures of her performing at the event and she is clearly wearing something else than what she wore on the red carpet.

  21. serena says:

    Pfff, sure that could be make-up free but surely not filter or filler free.

  22. Biting Panda says:

    Bless her heart, that is one way to get the tabloids to stop with the stupid PREGNANCY!! headlines.

    The black hose are the worst part about this outfit at this venue. She appears to be wearing clothes over a body stocking, at that’s weird.

  23. Joannie says:

    A big NO from me. It’s ridiculous.

  24. themummy says:

    She clearly has on *some* makeup, not to mention the obvious use of filters and probably photoshop, too. It’s a stunning photo, but it isn’t necessarily actual reality.

  25. Suzanne says:

    Uh huh. Sure, Gwen…just woke up like that…hair perfectly mussed…not a dark circle in sight…totally!! 😜

  26. Andrea says:

    I don’t mind the turtleneck (don’t hate), but the camo yelch!

    As for the no makeup selfie, we’d all look like that too after botox and fillers. I wish she would love the real her.

    Also, when will this Blake thing end???

  27. Tredd says:

    There’s something wrong with this broad.

  28. Andrea says:

    Daily Mail has pictures up of Gwen looking a bit shaken after meeting up with Gavin. Clearly she isn’t over him!

  29. kri says:

    Oh, my eyes!!! That outfit is corneal suicide. She looks like Jessica Simpson in the less makeup selfie.

  30. Veronica says:

    That is in no way a makeup free selfie, but it’s nice to see her with the lighter makeup. I’ve always loved her look, but I do think she’s getting to that age where you have to be very careful with the amount of foundation you put on.

    Love the turtle neck. Never been a fan of camo, but I’ll give her that she’s stayed true to her look into her forties and didn’t feel the need to change it.

  31. Jenn says:

    She said “I just got in bed “, not I just woke up. Not gonna have ” bed head ” or “morning eyes” …. Just saying…

  32. Jenn says:

    I love her performance outfit. She looks so healthy and happy!

  33. Scarlett says:

    She used to be the spokeswoman for confidence. Makes me sad now. Boob job, scary skinny, and frozen face syndrome. Way to be a powerful inspirational female :/

  34. BadAssCompass says:

    she looks like a country star trying to channel gwen stefani :(

  35. Shannon says:

    I can see why some would say “try-hard” blah blah blah….I can’t get past her fabulous abs! She looks great! It’s Gwen Stefani! She has always had outfits that are artistically “out there” ! What do you expect her to start wearing? A twinset? Jeez people!

  36. Summer Donna says:

    People are a trip, Can we keep in mind the event shes attending ? It would be “try- hard” if she showed up with pink hair (Which she did in 1999) or denim cut offs or a flower crown. Style wise I feel like shes always been in a class all her own. Tom-Boy chic, and if you stop and think about it she is still fully covered.