In or Out: Vanessa Hudgens in Candie’s

Posted on August 29, 2011

Vanessa’s the new face of Candie’s and she hit the VMAs after-parties sporting a custom-made Candie’s gown. We’re extremely puzzled. And not just by the phrase “Candie’s gown.”

 

Vanessa Hudgens in Candie'sVanessa Hudgens attends the In Touch Weekly’s 4th Annual Icons & Idols Celebration and the Candie’s Hosts The 2011 MTV VMA After Party.

Vanessa Hudgens in Candie's
Vanessa Hudgens in Candie's
Vanessa Hudgens in Candie's
Vanessa Hudgens in Candie's
Vanessa Hudgens in Candie'sHere’s why we’re puzzled: if you’ve got your new spokesmodel hitting the red carpet sporting your brand in front of your logo, WOULDN’T YOU MAKE SURE THE DRESS FITS HER? It’s way too tight across her front, weirdly loose in the upper back, and about 2 to 3 inches too long. We don’t like the twisted straps, but they’d look a whole hell of sight better if this thing fit her. As it is, they complete the impression that she’s wearing a shiny sheet.

The hair’s apparently for a part. We don’t think it suits her all that well, but if she had to sport it, attempting a finger wave was a good idea. Unfortunately, it all looks a little sloppy. If you’re doing ’20s-style hair, flyaways mean you did it wrong. We don’t actually mind the jewelry, blingy and sparkly as it is. She’s young and she can get away with it. But again, the poor fit on the dress combined with the extremely glittery jewelry doesn’t exactly make everything look high-end.

It’s a shame, because the basic design of the dress is fine (if standard) and they have a cute model, but poor planning turned this into a PR disaster because the whole look looks cheap.

VOTE NOW!

IN! Old Hollywood shimmer, bitches!

OUT! Her first mistake can be summed up in two words: “Candie’s gown.”

Voting on SJP’s Little Red Riding Cat look is still open, darlings.
[Photo by Valerie Macon and Michael Buckner/Getty Images]

    • Anonymous

      that little flap behind her right arm is bothering me to know end! and also i don’t understand the point of wearing and promoting a dress that the customers can’t buy..

    • Anonymous

      And it looks like it has two or three stains on it!!!  OUT

      • Anonymous

        I thought my monitor was dirty! 

    • Anonymous

      Out: poor fit, ugly jewelry (looks really cheap), and bad hair. It is a shame b/c I absolutely love short hair, and I tend to cheer on any celebrity that veers from long ‘n’ pretty boring locks…but this ‘do ain’t doing it.

    • Anonymous

      I love Betty Boop as much as the next kitten but this look is too much.  I don’t mind where she was going with this outfit but unfortunately she missed her turn.  OUT.  

    • Anonymous

      If that was a ‘custom-made’ gown, it does not speak well for the ready-made line.  The accessories are okay though.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1410798987 Melanie Clark

      Does anyone else think she looks JUST LIKE Morena Baccarin? It’s freaking me out. Also, OUT because of hair. I could have put up with a wonky dress, but the hair should have been immaculate. 

    • Jai Mystery

      She looks pregnant in that dress, especially the first shot.

    • Sara__B

      Candie’s is OUT. Shame on them for not tailoring the gown to fit their new spokesmodel.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, that’s too bad.  She looks like the most fashion-conscious teen in suburbia trying to approximate a high-end look on a Target budget.  OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      I think the hair is cute, it suits her (although her stylist needs a lesson on how to do it right). The color and jewelry are fine. Make up is well done. The only flaw here, and it’s a major one, is the fit of the dress. Even the style could work if it had been made to fit her…

      I want to give this an “in” because she needs encouragement and this is a step in the right direction. But, she’s modeling the clothes. The entire point of these pictures is to sell that dress, and it isn’t working. OUT

    • http://twitter.com/noelster_sf Noel Adolph

      i was extra confused when she called it ‘candie’s couture’ because that phrase makes me want to vom.

      • Anonymous

        Come on now…I love a good oxymoron! :)

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Custom made, and this is the best that could be done? She’s a really cute girl, but her red carpet fashion has been dismal. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve seen prom dresses made out of silver duct tape that fit better than this.

      • margaret meyers

        I think this dress will go over with the Prom crowd.  I would figure Candies would market pretend “high end” to the under 25 crowd.  They might find this a sophisticated look they can afford. It certainly fits the adorable Ms. Hedgens about as well as if it had come off the rack in a department store.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t it also kind of odd that a shoe brand designed a dress that completely hides the shoes?

    • Anonymous

      Out, but also didn’t she already wear another silver gown that was a lot like this? Google is failing me so I’m second guessing myself, but it had a capey thing? Was too old for her? TLo had opinions?

      • Anonymous

        do you mean this one??

        SuckerPunch

        The Packham one was slightly less slutty-bed-sheet, more aging-socialite-bedazzled-bed-sheet. (alas, still bed-sheet adjacent)

        • Patricia Biswanger

          I actually like that “Sucker Punch” dress, and it is WAY better than the Candie’s dress.

    • Elena

      The look does look very cheap, which I suppose should be expected. I feel like giving it an in but I don’t know why.

    • Anonymous

      Isn’t Candie’s a shoe brand? They should have made a “custom” gown that shows the shoes to get maximum product line exposure.

      • Now I am The Bee

        That’s what I thought!  Wouldn’t the Candies people want her to show off the shoes? 

    • Anonymous

      It has to be a lighting trick or mistake or something, because no matter how BAD the dress looks, it also looks like there are 2 stains on the lower half.  Surely, that cannot be right.  Fail on all levels.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

      OUT

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000181791606 Valerie Little

      Spanks would have been her friend. Unless you’re enveiling your pregnancy to the world there is no excuse to have a potbelly poking out of a dress on the red carpet. OUT.

    • Margot Brose

      That gown has a terrible fit, but if it didn’t, it would be fab. I love the asymmetrical necklace, though. It really made me look twice. Her hair is okay. In, I guess, but she needs to try harder.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Aldona-Dye/216300255 Aldona Dye

      Her makeup is TERRIBLE and at all seems so overdone.  OUT.  I miss when she used to have long hair and wear maxi dresses with very natural makeup.

    • Anonymous

      Out 

    • http://twitter.com/BeantownMrs Praggya R. Barretto

      Out. Ill-fitting dress and jewelry looks like something from a grocery store 25cent toy machine.

    • Anonymous

      Candie’s gown.  Hahahaha!  Custom fit.  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHahhahahaha!  Ahahaha.  Aha.

      Okay, got that out of my system.

      Talk about poor cut and fit.  That back is a disaster, and is really the heart of the problem.  It looks like the upper part was just poorly cut and then they tried to correct it by pulling the hip area tight.  The result is incredibly unpleasant.  And then there are the stains on the front.  And the length.  And the cheap looking fabric.

      I could go on about the jewelry and hair, but there’s no point.  The dress alone makes this an OUT!  Poor child.

    • http://twitter.com/warontara Tara

      OUT!!

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      It doesn’t help that the dress also looks stained in the front.  Plus, her hair and make-up are sooo wrong for her and for the dress.  It’s a shame, too, because the jewelry is interesting, and the silver color of the dress looks nice against her skin.

    • Anonymous

      Swing and a miss. OUT. 

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  It doesn’t fit, and she looks like shit.  Hey….I rhymed:)

    • http://profiles.google.com/richixcore Richi Robilotto

      Out, because even if it fit correctly, it’s REALLY boring for a custom made dress. 

    • Anonymous

      Ugh. Nothing good here. Out.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EYYAY25W7VS5BYCOCTK62SSUBI tw125

      Given that Candie’s sells their clothes at Kohl’s, I wouldn’t be surprised if this dress was off the rack.  I like the overall look even though I agree about the fit issues but I’m going to give it an IN just because I don’t think it’s supposed to look high end so much as it’s supposed to be fun clothing geared towards teenagers and their budgets.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Wow, does that not flatter. 

      Poor girl, her stylist hates her, her bad haircut is taking forever to grow out and Candie’s makes her parade around in a custom dress that doesn’t even fit! At least her makeup looks cute.

      This OUT goes to Candies.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Everything looks cheap here. The jewelry. A nice pair of earrings and one good necklace instead of three bad ones that look like rhinestones. I’ll give her a pass on the hair, which she probably doesn’t deserve. The dress is a mess. The fabric looks cheap and it looks like there is a stain. The fit is awful and the hem is too long. She’s a mess.

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Everything looks cheap here. The jewelry. A nice pair of earrings and one good necklace instead of three bad ones that look like rhinestones. I’ll give her a pass on the hair, which she probably doesn’t deserve. The dress is a mess. The fabric looks cheap and it looks like there is a stain. The fit is awful and the hem is too long. She’s a mess.

    • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

      She is pretty and I like her hair, but the dress fit is so bizarre…. OUT

    • Anonymous

      OUT! Weird gappiness happening up top while also making her look as if she’s sporting a baby bump, spots on it, and that  butterfly necklace off to the side is sending my inner obsessive compulsive over the damned edge.

    • Grace Ritt

      You don’t do old Hollywood in a Vegas showgirl dress. OUT.

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      I do adore that necklace, though. 

    • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

      I do adore that necklace, though. 

    • http://twitter.com/JMBlair Jen

      Project Runway dress + Lucky Brand jewelry + Mystic Tan

    • Robert Sanchez

      Out, horrible dress! Cheap-looking fabric. Badly fitted. Well, it is Candies, so I shouldn’t expect better.

    • http://profiles.google.com/misslauraschultz Laura Schultz

      OUT. Hate her hair. Hate the jewelry, hate the dress. 

    • Anonymous

      Oh dear. OUT.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lauren-Jean-St-Martin/504251897 Lauren Jean St. Martin

      Looks like something Xtina would be wearing. Not a good thing. Out. And as if it needs to be said, but that is some cheap, Cheap, CHEAP material. But then it is Candies.

    • Lisa

      I’ll say OUT, but not because of the fit.  It just looks so harsh on her, she looks so much older.

    • Anonymous

      Out. It looks like bad-fitting aluminum foil.

    • Anonymous

      Out.

    • Anonymous

      Wow. That last photo makes me think she is getting her inspiration from Kim It’s-Really-My-Butt Kardashian. Ick from head to toe.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a sucker for anything approaching old style Hollywood.  So, if she fired her stylist and got her dress to fit, as well as hemmed it, lost the big butterfly off her necklace and slicked her hair down something fierce, I would say Conditional In.  As it is…. hmmm.

    • Anonymous

      the ill fit across her midsection is giving her a pooch where i am sure none exists, an automatic OUT

    • Caitlin Gozdecki

      yeah “Candies Gown” is a total oxymoron, but even without that the fit is terrible. That is only made worse by the fact it was supposed to be CUSTOM!  Out

    • Anonymous

      Toni home perm. OUT

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

      Jesus, she looks like she’s 60 years old. What did she ever do the person who did her make-up? Yikes.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LU5C262WB3Z5F4WZ6QGKXLNLE JaneM

      She should have used a napkin when she was eating her drippy salad.
       

    • Haley Buchanan

      OUT.  The dress looks cheap.  And there are some sort of stains or she spilled her dinner or something on the front.  Also, this is not your look, girly.

    • MilaXX

      I’m changing my vote, I somehow missed the stains on the dress. One misstep too far. OUT

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  Cheap.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303837450 Lauren Dorsee Dillon

      OUT. Custom made implies fit. It looks cheap mall find.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=566983224 Erin Leahy

      Good look, poorly executed. Out :(

    • http://profiles.google.com/ballinger.jl Jessica Ballinger

      OUT.  The open back looks like it’s just waiting to fall off her shoulders, and not in a sexy way.

    • Anonymous

      The dress looks cheap. It seems to be stained and snagged, like cheap fabric that somebody ran a ring or bracelet over and the edges caught all over the place. The straps and bodice don’t fit right. It makes her look thick around the middle when I’m sure she’s not. The jewelry and the hair don’t suit the dress. And the hem is a disaster.

      Ogly, Unflattering and Trashy. Or, you know, OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/1carmelita 1carmelita

      What kind of fabric is that thing made of? Brillo? 

    • Anonymous

      Thank god that said Candies.  At first I thought it said Candle and thought you were going to plague us with something about her turn in RENT.

    • Anonymous

      OUT.  The dress is very poorly fitted, especially under the arms and in the back.  And with the straps that heavy and roll-y looking, I bet she had trouble keeping the top up if she bent over to reach for anything.  It looks like it needed a bra strap across the back to keep everything in check….it makes the dress look BORROWED instead of CUSTOM.

      And Candie’s always made cute slutty shoes…why can’t we even SEE her shoes???

    • http://twitter.com/shadowofrazia Dominique C

      Out. It looks like a bathing suit to me, for some reason. 

    • Anonymous

      OUT! Her first mistake can be summed up in two words: “Candie’s gown.”

      That was all that needed to be said.

    • Mary McClelland

      Oh, so incredibly OUT. Good lord – demand better tailoring! Oh, and its completely over-done and boring! As is she… 

    • Anonymous

      The way it’s (not) fitting across the hips gives her rump a moiré effect.

      OUT. Nobody wants an interference pattern on her butt.

    • http://twitter.com/democracydiva Democracy Diva

      Out. She looks like a high-priced hooker. Or Kim Kardashian. (Not that those are necessarily mutually exclusive.)

    • Rachel Stivers

      I think it’s a perfect ad for Candies, which are cheap and fit badly. Truth in Advertising.

    • Judy_J

      Off the rack bad fit.  Not a good look.  OUT.

      • Anonymous

        The rack looks good, though.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

      You nailed it- just dumb, dumb, dumb. OUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTT

    • Anonymous

      It makes her look chunky.

      Out.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JQSQJRAL4YYWB2OZNHNUHKZAEY Christopher

      out,  looks like she’s trying too hard

    • Anonymous

      “if you’ve got your new spokesmodel hitting the red carpet sporting your
      brand in front of your logo, WOULDN’T YOU MAKE SURE THE DRESS FITS HER?”

      YES!

      Automatic OUT, which is a shame because I think she, personally is just as cute as a bug (I like the hair, sloppy and all) and if I were going to guess what a really sexy girl should look like I think she’d be first runner up or better.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1523970099 Ana Cedillo

      why is she copying kim? the silver thing on kim didnt even look good

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1523970099 Ana Cedillo

      why is she copying kim? the silver thing on kim didnt even look good

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      No. OUT.

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      No. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      She’s a pretty girl.  I’ve never seen her look worse.

    • http://twitter.com/Juliaismagic Julia

      Oh God, it was OUT before I even saw the dress. 

    • Patricia Biswanger

      OUT.

      I think I saw the problem on the wall behind her:  “Candies.  Exclusively at Kohl’s”

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      That dress was made in two hours.  Very out.

    • Anonymous

      out.  fit matters.

    • Anonymous

      If they wanted her hair in fingerwaves, they should have found someone who knows how to do them. Perfect fingerwaves are a pain in the ass (totally failed them the first time I took my state cosmetology boards), and I don’t know if they even teach them anymore. But there are stylists who know how to do them.

      Poor Vanessa. She’s just kind of a mess from head to unseen toe. I blame Candies. They get the OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Wait – Candies, the brand that brought you ads with Jenny McCarthy sitting on a toilet.  This may actually be a step towards classy for them.

    • Anonymous

      It looks about as cheap as I would expect a gown from Candie’s to look, and I think their goal is to counter that expectation. Therefore OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Cheap looking and ill fitting. I don’t get it. OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/qrter Alexander Peterhans

      She looks like she’s covered in silver-coloured duct tape. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      OUT because it doesn’t fit and because I HATE that stupid butterfly doodad on the necklace. Cheap is cheap, as my grandmother used to say.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      how can candie’s still be around. how? why? they had a good three or four year run, say, around thirty years ago. everything else has been one variation or another, symbolically anyway, of a toilet covered by jenny mccarthy. including this dress, the fit of this dress & this dress’ faux-pregnant spokesmodel.

      which, if you are interested in reading about paired w/ roland barthes {this is, after all, our world}, is right here:
      http://legacy.lclark.edu/~soan370/jennyontoilet.html

    • Anonymous

      out

    • Vaniljekjeks

      Out.  Custom gowns should fit!  (And also not look like they came from a package at the costume store)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1077090078 Megan Sullivan

      This girl NEVER looks good. But at least it’s not another terrible floral maxi dress or something like that that she tends to go for.

    • http://rockiinboxxe.blogspot.com/ KUR COL DE DAAB E NUBA

      ITS DOING HER BUST NO FAVORS….AT …..ALL.  

    • http://twitter.com/ro_obs Ruby Wang

      OUT – absolutely unflattering

    • Anonymous

      out

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3HKIK7MIJMBDAQBDWEAQDTXUM theneva

      Did she do the finger waves herself after hearing about them for the first time ten minutes earlier? There is so much product in her hair that it looks greasy and slept-in. I expect this sort of hair from a hungover 30s starlet on day 6 of that week’s wash and set, not from a modern celebrity with access to competent stylists. The jewelry looks like they flung a kid’s dress-up box at her and went with whatever stuck and the dress looks like someone at Candie’s has a huge grudge against Miss Hudgens. OUT. 

    • Anonymous

      I see your point, TLo, but I still think she managed to look pretty good! IN!

    • Anonymous

      It looks like a gown created on the 1939 Nazi version of Project Runway by Eva Braun.

      Out.

      Also, greasy.

    • Anonymous

      Here’s what is weird to me…Candie’s is a SHOE Company.  Should she not be wearing something that you can see her shoes as a spokesperson for a shoe company?

      I remember wearing Candie’s in middle school. They were a big fad. Mom’s loved them because they were cheap.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H6FPGG4IMVA2AUSY6XXUZ3AMKY Miriam S

      Alright, the fit is weird, but I think she looks gorgeous. I’m so sick of the cutesy little dresses most stars her age (including, usually, her) wear, so seeing her in something so different is very refreshing. IN.

    • http://twitter.com/elialger Eliana Alger

      I like the clutch…besides that It looks like a little girl playing dress up! Out out out

    • Anonymous

      OUT. Terrible, terrible fit. The make-up also ages her: I’m sure there’s a way of doing 1920s hair with a modern face. Maybe a brighter eye and some lipgloss would have made the whole thing less harsh?

    • http://www.facebook.com/suzie.vazquez Suzie Vazquez

      I’m just glad her hair looks somewhat okay. It’s been tragic for a few weeks.

    • Anonymous

      It’s an OUT, but only because of the fit.  I love the necklace and really like the hair.

    • Anonymous

      OUT – tacky as all get out

    • Anonymous

      OUT.

    • Anonymous

      Out.

      She looks very…plastered. That hair with that much makeup is a mistake. Oh, and the dress doesn’t fit, but that’s obvious.

    • Anonymous

      OUT

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      Wow, fire the stylists who let her go out looking like this. She is so adorable, to do this to her is definitely a fashion crime.

    • Anonymous

      So both she and SJP have a pooling hem. Is that something we’ll be seeing more of?

    • Anonymous

      …Balloon boy, is that you??

    • Anonymous

      Out.  The hair is bad.  And aging.  So is the make-up.  I get glimpses of Claire Huxtable.  And Claire was pretty, but she wasn’t 22.  The dress could have been okay, if the fit issues were taken care of.  Poor girl is trying too hard.

    • sweetlilvoice

      I don’t think the gown is that bad (ducks). But I agree on the hair. So an overall in. And you know that jewelry looks super cheap, because it sure does at Kohl’s!

    • Anonymous

      Out!  Gawd, how can you make silver shiny stuff so boring and bad-looking?  Poor girl.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t like “puddling” in draperies, and I certainly don’t like it in gowns.  Get a tailor, stat. 

    • Anonymous

      On anyone else, I would say out.  However, for *her*, it’s an IN, just based on the fact that she looks much better than she normally does.  Dress needs to be fitted to her, and the hair is a no-no.  But it’s not terrible considering what she usually wears.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh.  Everything about this looks cheap.  OUT.

    • Anonymous

      So out…doesn’t “custom made” imply a great fit?

    • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

      Ick, I feel uncomfortable on her behalf, since she seems to think she looks wonderful. OUT.

    • Anonymous

      ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS “CANDIES”! 

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to give her an IN.

      It’s a weak in. The first thing I spotted was the poor fit, yes. And the fabric seems as if it would be a little cheap–it looks a bit like silver-painted sackcloth.

      But as a design, it’s the right design for her. Properly fitted, it would be spectacular. I think everything going on above her decolletage is working well, and drawing the eye away from the fit issue.

    • Phillip Wilde

      The fit is a bit off, but strangely enough this look still works for her.  The hair and makeup make her look like Morena Baccarin, and for that I say she’s IN.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Out.  It just looks so cheap — all of it.  I do like the finger wave hair too, but yes, it could have been done better.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

      Out.  It just looks so cheap — all of it.  I do like the finger wave hair too, but yes, it could have been done better.

    • http://twitter.com/noelster_sf Noel Adolph

      in her interview on the black carpet, she called this ‘candi’s couture’. i can’t even…

    • Anonymous

      Pretty girl, HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE dress and tacky, cheap-looking jewelry. OUT!

    • Anonymous

      IN. She looks good at first glance. It’s a little boring, but she’s selling the look, which is half the battle.

    • Anonymous

      OUT, ill fitting and the jewelry with that weird butterfly thing on the side really is distracting.  Hair is awful.  Shiny fabric, awful.  Just an all around OUT.

    • http://twitter.com/Unclassical Alexandria N

      massively out. How on earth did they make a girl that tiny look fat? insane in the membrane.