I never know what to make of Julianne Hough’s style. Somehow she seems to dress more on the mature side. It’s interesting and yet I sometimes think it downplays her physical assets. Maybe that’s the point? She clearly has everything going for her physically but she never seems interested in flaunting what’s she’s got. If that’s the case then I say more power to her. You don’t always have to flaunt it just because you’ve got it. What does that really do? It makes you a show off on one hand showing off on other less fortunate ladies; and it makes you an object on the other hand. Guys flock around you but all they care about is how good you look and how badly they want to get close to you entirely because of how good you look.
Jennifer Hudson also doesn’t seem to have it as her mission to make every girl jealous and drive every man wild with desire by flaunting what she’s got. She seems to dress mainly for herself which is how it should be. We should really dress for ourselves so we can feel comfortable and confident. Women shouldn’t be dressing to show off or to get attention. Neither of these ambitions is terribly admirable.
Jennifer Hudson and Julianne Hough both wore this Peter Pilotto dress on separate occasions this year. Julianne Hough wore hers back in April to attend the British Fashion Council London Show Rooms opening party; and Jennifer Hudson wore hers to perform on stage at the 30th Annual Walter Kaitz Foundation Fundraising dinner a few days ago.
Peter Pilotto Tarsia Red Caio printed Dress ($1834),
Artful mixed-print panels lend a vivid modern look to this cutout back dress from Peter Pilotto
Black with multicolored printed panels straight neckline long sleeves cutout back with button closures at the nape hidden back zip
Fitted and flared silhouette
Team with pointy toe pumps and statement earrings
Opinions vary as to which of these two ladies made the Peter Pilotto Ciao printed dress work in her favor. The dress looks different on Julianne from the way it looks on Jennifer. On Julianne it is longer and has a more matronly fit. On Jennifer it is shorter and more youthful. Julianne looks a little rigid and stiff posing in her dress while Jennifer looks more fluid but then again Jennifer is on stage moving in the dress while Julianne is standing still.
Julianne’s choice of white sandals seem to be a better choice for the dress than Jennifer’s black leather cut-off ankle booties; but then black opaque stockings wouldn’t have worked with white strappy sandals and the hat Jennifer is wearing so for her particular look the black ankle booties were probably the better choice.
Frankly comparing the two looks is pointless given one lady wore the dress to attend a red carpet event while the other wore hers to perform on stage. Each went for a completely different look with the dress. Jennifer was more about dressing it down and making it not too formal while Julianne was about dressing it up.