13 Outfit Suggestions for Jennifer Lawrence to Achieve Her Dream “Slutty Power Lesbian” Aesthetic

Today, the Huffington Post reported that Jennifer Lawrence instructs her stylist to dress her as a “slutty power lesbian.” Said the Hunger Games actress to Glamour:

“Slutty power lesbian.” That is literally what I say to a stylist. [Laughs.] I don’t know if that’s offensive…. You don’t see me as a slutty power lesbian on the red carpet a lot, because I’m embodying the Dior woman, which is an honor.… But [also] I’ve got tits and an ass. And there are things that are made for skinny people—like a lot of embroidery, or it covers a lot—and those make me look fat. I have to show the lumps. If you have boobs, you have to show, like, ‘These are boobs. This isn’t cellulite.’ [Laughs.] Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

HMM. Well I’m not quite sure what the size of your boobs and butt have to do with all this, J. Law, but I’m definitely on board with the “slutty power lesbian” concept! I’ve got to say, though: the execution here was pretty disappointing. Two bodycon dresses and a swimsuit does not a slutty power lesbian make.


As a part-time slutty power lesbian myself, I’d be happy to help Ms. Lawrence correct course on her aesthetic. Some suggestions to get things started:

  1. ’70s inspired powder blue pant suit with massive shoulder pads, deep v-neck, and nothing underneath.
  2. Bright red nails, bright red lips, bright red pleather catsuit.
  3. ALH, pinstripes, expensive briefcase filled with dildos and single-use lube samples.
  4. Oversize black leather vest, gold lace bra, hot pants, and 27 bracelets on each arm.
  5. Anything Helena Peabody ever wore.
  6. Flannel button down and garters.
  7. That light-up bowtie Mal Blum brought to A-Camp. Nothing else.
  8. Sleek trenchcoat, stiletto stocking boots, Lady Gaga’s horse.
  9. Hiking boots, rattail, and a copy of Inferno.
  10. DJ equipment.
  11. ALH, muscle tee, full sleeve tattoos on both arms. Suggestive flexing.
  12. William McKinley High School cheerleading outfit with shiny hair, judgmental eyes, and an arsenal of cutting insults.
  13. Any shirt with a pussy bow and a smirk.


I mean, just some ideas. Give me a call anytime, Jen, I’d be happy to make you an inspirational Pinterest board or whatever.

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Laura Mandanas

Laura Mandanas is a Filipina American living in Boston. By day, she works as an industrial engineer. By night, she is beautiful and terrible as the morn, treacherous as the seas, stronger than the foundations of the Earth. All shall love her and despair. Follow her: @LauraMWrites.

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    Also flannel button down and garters, I didn’t think I was a visual person, but apparently I am, so um thanks for that

  2. Stylist = Hunger Games Costume Department
    Slutty Power Lesbian = Girl on Fire

    The movies make so much more sense now.

  3. Well now I have 13 outfit options for pride, dyke nights, queer bar takeovers, random Tuesday afternoons…this is perfect!

  4. Oooh, the Pussybow is awesome, I used to have several until they didn’t fit anymore and one was lost in my move to California.

    But definitely a black skirt, a black vest, and a white button down unbuttoned just above the bra line should be added

  5. Slutty power lesbian, yep that pretty much sums up my aesthetic every time I go out to a queer party. . Also I literally have every article of clothing in the pic above with Jennifer Lawrence !! ***shouts***Power to the pussy!!

  6. Laura, you have taught me so much. Today, for example, that a “pussy bow” is not a cat walking casually around town in a tie.

  7. I love the tone of your article so much. The same article was mentioned on AE, and the comments was a big hate fest. Thank you, Laura.

    • I mean, when are their comments not a hate-fest now? It bums me out too because I’ve been reading afterellen for like ten years.

  8. This was the exact right amount of snark to cap off my day.
    Thank you.

    (And Santana Lopez grows up to be the Power-ist power lesbian of them all. She interns for Bette Porter. I will never be convinced different.)

  9. Laura, I think you just created the list for AS office wear – READERS THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED IF WE ALL CONTRIBUTE ENOUGH!! AS membership is looking pretty worthwhile now, isn’t it??
    And AS Gold members will get all the photos…

  10. Literally took pictures of myself in flannel and garters less than a week ago

    Stop peering into my soul

  11. All that needs to happen now is for these styles to be worn competitively on America’s Next Top Slutty Power Lesbian

  12. This article. Top notch.

    Now I have two questions to ask when purchasing clothes. 1 – does this fit my lazy femme aesthetic? 2 – will I look like a slutty power lesbian? Answer yes to both of those questions, and you’re living the dream really.

  13. it’s so good, it’s just so real. and really, a great how-to for all of us with new years resolutions that fall along the lines of dressing as/becoming a ‘slutty power lesbian’

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