Jennifer Hudson Gets Her Princess On at the Disney Christmas Parade

Posted on December 05, 2011

Who wants to work today? Absolutely no one reading this right now, we’re willing to bet. So instead of working, why not ease into your week by indulging in some mega-potent princess fantasies? Jennifer Hudson thinks you should.

Because when it comes to indulging in princess fantasies…

Jennifer Hudson performs for the “Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade” TV special at the Magic Kingdom park in Florida.

Girl does NOT fool around.

Brava, sweetie. Should’ve worn a tiara.

[Photo Credit: Mark Ashman/Disney Parks via Getty Images]

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  • When I’m a princess, that’s the dress I’ll wear. 

  • Diana Martinez


  • Anonymous

    Thank you TLo, I’ve had a really hard morning (already!) and I needed a dose of pretty princess fantasy this morning. 

    • Anonymous

      Same here!  Just took my car in because of a burning smell under the hood.  🙁  Plus, it’s raining.  🙁  Plus, it’s Monday.  🙁

      Thanks, TLo, for the little trip to the happiest place on earth!  LOVE that dress!  A black princess dress–perfect! 🙂

      • Anonymous

        yep, it’s a little ray o sunshine — crappy, rain here,  too!

  • Anonymous

    That is an exceptional princess dress. Jennifer looks great.

    Also, it’s nice to see her in something other than the super-tight clothes she’s been favoring since she lost weight.

    • BerlinerNYC

      Yes, you took the words out of my mouth. She looks beautiful, and it fits. She does not look like she was in a fight to the death with a dress one size too small. Brava indeed.

  • Anonymous

    Aw, she’s pretty. The fact that the gown is black keeps  it from being too sickly sweet, while keeping the style firmly in “pretty princess” category. And if you can’t be a pretty princess at Disneyworld, where can you be.

  • That’s a purdy dress! LIKE!

  • Ok, I know the dress is fabulous but haven’t we seen it before? I mean, this has been made,seen, photographed, discussed over and over again. I’m sure there is another princess dress somewhere out there that she could have worn!  

    • scottyf

      Wow, we have Princesses AND Evil Queens this morning! 🙂

    • I completely agree. Shame, Jennifer, trying to steal someone else’s dress. It can only take my breath away once…

  • Anonymous

    She’s lovely!

  • Erika Swain

    you know…she would make an excellent Disney Princess.

    • Anonymous

      Though, I have to confess I’d like for there to be a chubby Disney Princess at least once.

  • Mary McClelland

    Oooohhhhh… now that’s a princess dress. Fun. 

  • Anonymous

    Pretty Indeed!  But why does the last photo look like her and Mickey’s formal engagement portrait?

    • Anonymous

      Oh, wow – it really does!

    • scottyf

      Jennifer better be careful. Minnie has been known to cut a bitch for looking too hard at her man…um…mouse.

      • There’s a penis joke in there somewhere. I’m just too lazy to find it today.

  • so do you think the person in the Mickey Mouse head is sporting a cheesy picture pose smile inside that costume? I think Yes….

    • I had a few friends from college who were our mascots.  They said that they always found themselves smiling (or making a deliberately funny face) inside the head.  Its a reflex!


  • Anonymous

    Didn’t Olivia Wilde wear this dress (or at least one that looked remarkably like this one) for the last Golden Globes? In any case, Jennifer looks absolutely gorgeous and it’s so perfect for a picture with Mickey Mouse 🙂

  • I have never seen her look so fabulous before.  Jennifer, you should wear that shape more often.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, there must be a TON of crinoline under that skirt to keep it so perfectly bell-shaped!  But she looks pretty and, as others have said, for once the dress fits properly and not snugly.  Well done.

  • Jenna Kuhmann

    I loooooove it!  I’ve been a princess the last two years in a row for Halloween.  😀

  • Anonymous

    That dress is a showstopper. It’s as fabulous on Hudson as it was on Olivia Wilde.

  • Perfect dress, no tiara needed to make that princess statement. 

  • Anonymous

    Perfection. Brava, indeed.

  • She looks so gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it’s the angles, but in these photos, and that first one in particular, she looks like she’s on stilts or a pedestal or something. The skirt to bodice ratio seems unusual.

    • That’s got to be the point. Larger than life. 🙂

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Whoa, crinoline!

  • bookish

    That’s pretty much the well-made version of a lot of girls’ dream prom dress. Except the prom dress would be pink. I don’t mean that in a bad way at all… she looks beautiful!

  • MilaXX

    I like it. It suits the occasion and still looks glam. BTW, Didn’t Olivia WIlde wear a version of this to an awards show?

  • Anonymous

    I absolutely love that dress. It is pure fantasy, perfectly deployed! Brava indeed!

  • Anonymous


  • CQAussie

    Stunning!  And yes, a tiara was sorely needed!  

    Hey – if I wore a freaking tiara (ok fine, a mini one but a tiara it was still!) on my wedding day then a magnificent princess gown like this definitely calls for one!

  • Anonymous

    Like a beautiful Disney version of Mother Ginger from the Nutcracker. Just waiting for the wee ones to come running out from under her skirt.

  • Anonymous

    Definitely needs more tiara. I wear a tiara whenever I go to Disney and I am never dressed anywhere near as fabulously.

  • Judy_J

    Yes, a tiara would have been the crowning touch (pun intended).

  • Princess wearing a galaxy (or maybe a star cluster) – This combines all my favorite fairy tale and science fiction fantasies. Love.

  • Anonymous

    Jennifer looks fabulous, but Mickey’s face has had waaaay too much work done. His chin and snout are so sharply rat-like now. Why did they mess with the sweetly round-faced rodent I loved?

    • Anonymous

      Ha! Good one.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Perfect on her and perfect for the setting.

  • Sara__B

    I love princess dresses for grown-ups! (Big and sparkly, but no pink, purple, feathers, or bows allowed.) Tiaras welcome.

  • Now I am The Bee

    Absolutely stunning.  She looks fab–Minnie better watch out–Jen will lure away that mouse of hers…

  • So gorgeous!  Love it!

  • Anonymous

    She looks incredible, even Mickey looks dapper. Definitely missing the tiara, though.

  • Anonymous

    That is “throw down PRINCESS” wear!  Day-um girl, fantastic!!

  • Fierce as hell. 

  • Anonymous

    Pretty effing awesome, in context.

  • Anonymous


  • …it’s like she’s going to prom.  blech.

  • Wow! Love the black princess dress. Very striking.

  • Anonymous

    Mickey is all, screw Minnie, I’m with THIS girl.

  • Anonymous

    Isn’t this the Marchesa dress that Olivia Wilde wore to the 2011 Golden Globes?

  • Anonymous

    I adore the dress, and the big, zhuz’d up hair was a perfect choice.

    It’s been raining here for THREE days of my four-day weekend.  Sigh.  It’s nice to see others looking cheerful!

  • Anonymous

    Best look she has worn in awhile. Since she lost weight everything she has worn is short and tight do she can show off her new figure. This is much more flattering and she still looks great (and slender)

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    She does Diva Princess well.

  • Anonymous

    Is she wearing stilts under that thing?

  • Ebony Dawkins

    That dress is gorgeous. That wig is disastrous.

  • hahaha i love your commentary on this, at least she committed to the role.

  • Anonymous

    something Star Jones rising up in Jenifer since the weight loss.There I said it.

  • Hot!

  • Olivia Wilde wore this dress to the Golden Globes in January.

  • Olivia Wilde wore this exact same dress to the Golden Globes in January.