updated 09/18/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/18/2000 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Zellweger turned heads in a Versace mini at the MTV Video Music Awards in Manhattan last September–but for the wrong reasons. "The dress is way too short," says Dana Buchman, "and that's all you see. It doesn't look modern and it doesn't look attractive." Exclaims Sisqó: "She's got the wrong dress on!"
"She looks like Aunt Jemima!" exclaims Sisqó of Zellweger's ensemble at the Nurse Betty premiere at Cannes in May. "She's like, 'Pancakes, anyone?'" Designer Elie Tahari says the actress could have easily avoided her "waitress in a Scandinavian restaurant" look: "A tight black top with this would have been fine."
"She should be wearing roller-skates and bringing food to my car," says Mia Tyler of the outfit Zellweger wore while out and about in Manhattan last June. No, counters Elie Tahari: "She's dressed like a stuffy schoolteacher." Either way, Sisqó feels bad for the kid: "She doesn't look comfortable."