Although American Idol 2011 has been a bit of a yawner the last two weeks, the fashion never disappoints… from rocker-chic to country-sleek, here’s this week’s Idol Fashion Review…
Karen Rodriquez looked like the love child of Jane Jetson and Puss ‘N Boots. And what was going on with that hair? The sky-high bump it on the back of her head would make even Snooki blush.
This is a great example of when a bad outfit happens to a great body…Pia Toscano’s ill-fitting onesie looked like a huge diaper and did nothing for her fabulous figure.
Thia Megia graduated out of last week’s prom dress look to a more updated style. But she went blah in this washed out simple gown, which was more drab than fab. With both her music and her wardrobe we’d love to see her kick it up a notch and take some risks. Also, you think someone would have mentioned the VPL before she walked out to sing in front of millions of people?…
What’s black and white and RED all over? Haley Reinhart’s red lipstick malfunction was the least of her problems in this totally 80’s ensemble. The uber-tight leggings grabbed her in all the wrong places and tucking the shirt into the leggings caused an unfortunate bulge under these already too tight pants.
This performance (and this outfit) took Casey Abrams from musical genius to crazy, ranting homeless person. Surprisingly he made it to the safety zone of the couch. Looks like he was saved by the skin of his (hairy) chinny-chin-chin.
We liked the fact that Lauren Aliana was true to her roots with her country garb, but the fringe-fest on her feet was more rodeo than rock star – and the bulky boots gave the bottom half of her legs the proportions of hitching posts. A simple, streamline shoe would have made her look longer, leaner and decidedly more stylish.
Hallelujah! Jacob Lusk traded in his usual church choir look for this amped up ensemble. Jacob, now your working your Idol star power! (Can you tell he’s one of our favs?)
Naima Adedapo has her own brand of wacky that falls under the “trying too hard category”. We applaud her quirky personal style, but she needs to commit to memory the phrase… “less equals more”. There’s so much going on here – including the shirt that looks like a tablecloth from a Mexican restaurant, that we don’t know where to look first or even remember the song she sang.
Last but not least, Jaylo could have used a lion tamer for her voluminous leopard print dress and her wild jungle hair. Not only was Jennifer’s tribal-chic style distracting, but the yards of extra fabric in this dress made her look…do we dare say… matronly. On the tall and anorectic model (is there any other kind?) this dress looks elegant, but on Jen’s curvy figure this maxi-dress looks more like it was inspired by the Mrs. Roper’s Beach Collection than a Vogue Designer Collection. A form fitting dress – like the one below in white – will always be a much slimmer look. Sorry honey… welcome to our world.
As always, we salute the courage and talent it takes these Idols to come as far as they have. In fact, if they could all dress like they sing it would be the fashion event of the year! Until next time…
xoxo, The Twins