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?

Want a tube “dress” like Hayden’s? Try this one at, $29, this one at, $20, or this one at, $20.

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alia on

It looks cute:)….whatever works…

JimsWife on

Rachel Pally HUGE Sale at

Karen on

i highly doubt she even knew this was a skirt. people act like she’s just done something incredibly brave. however, she still looks good.

Elizabeth on

I once wore a black velvet skirt as a top–it was a longer skirt, so I tucked it into a skinny pair of jeans. My friends all thought it was some fabulous designer top! It was such a hit that I’ve actually considered altering it to be a top permanently.

trang on

i desperately wanna find out what the teens wear in the up coming Gossip girl, especially the coats…help

Rach♥ on

look SO cute who cares if it is a skirt!!!!

Kim on

I always wear skirts as dresses. It’s a good alternative for shorter people like me as my skirts are almost always too long pre-hem.

Chloe on

I could never picture this as a skirt! I think that she pulls off the look tremendousally! I love how the gold accessories were pulled into the look. I think that the gold in the accessories compliments the purple of the dress quite nicely. I think that the only thing wrong with the look is the shoes. I think that a nice pair of gold flats would have looked a little nicer.

Massie on

Love the outfit all together, but hate the glasses. They looks so huge and chunky and dark, that it overwhelms her face. lovvvee the rich purple tho!

Sara on

Hayden DO look cute and preppy. But, I think some of the young-Hollowood-favorite-fashionstas dress to “tidy”. They doesn’t dare doing somethin new, like mkao f.ex. young hollywoods audience supports the celebs who dress kinda “girl-next-door” and bullies the ones who stands out, the misfits.

No affence, Hayden.

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