Fashion Multi-Tasker: Hayden Wears a Skirt as a Dress!

08/11/2007 at 06:00 AM ET


The Heroes star is turning into quite the fashionista both on the street and red carpet. While shopping in L.A. recently, Hayden Panettiere traded her little yellow dresses for a bright purple tube number. We loved the color and brass bottons on the top, so we had to track it down! After a little bit of hunting, we discovered that Hayden’s dress was actually a skirt! She isn’t the first fashion savvy starlet to try this trick –remeber Keira Knightley’s belted look from last summer? Hayden’s dress/skirt is actually the “Lena” high-waisted skirt from Tart’s fall line, which will be available soon at We actually like the way it looks as a dress — and a skirt! Talk about getting the most out of your shopping money. Tell us: Have you ever worn a skirt as a dress?

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Lisa on

Hayden has looked cute all summer, not icky or slutty like some of the young celebs. I hope she stays grounded and keeps her beautiful smile.

baby on

I lover her she is soo cute…i like how she dresses….

Shopoholic on

Hayden looks flawless! She can defenitly pull this look off! though i am not a fan of the shoes.

Jenny Lynn on

Give me a break. A skirt as a tube dress? You guys are only applauding this look because you love Hayden Panettiere. If Britney Spears had done this, it would have gone under “What Were They Thinking?”

Jaslene on

This looks absolutely great! I bet hardly anyone could really tell it was a skirt unless (like you guys at StyleWatch) they really search for it. It’s a beatiful color and those shoes finish off the look by matching to the buttons on the skirt.


Mee on

I actually wore the ballgown skirt from my highschool prom as a last minute gown for a wedding. I had 24 hours to find a dress, no money, so I bought some ribbon, made it an empire waist with a cute bow belt and got tons of compliments!

Joanna on

Yes, I actually did. I also worn once skirt as a long top.

kj on

never in my life would i have thought that this was a skirt. she just made me love her!!! :)

Prianka on

I have to applaud Hayden’s guts for stepping out in a skirt worn as a dress when she is constantly being followed by papparazzi. The dress works with her shoes, although I think the look would have been more successful if she had cinched the waist with a gold belt to go with the shoes. That’s how i wore my skirt as a dress at least.

Jenna on

Looks more like a dress anyways.

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