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]

    • Ros Clarke

      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.

    • Ina Partosa

      That’s a purdy dress! LIKE!

    • Flavia Pantoja

      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! :-)

        • Elizabeth Szubert

          Only proves you can’t have one without the other.  :)

      • erin l.

        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.

        • Cindi Williams

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

    • Robin K. Osterberg

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

      • Mike M.

        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!

    • Norma Mcgill


    • 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 :)

    • Kiltdntiltd

      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.

    • 1carmelita

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

    • Anonymous

      Perfection. Brava, indeed.

    • Judy S

      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.

      • Sara Munoz

        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).

    • Tadiana Walton Jones

      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…

    • Emily

      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!!

    • Mori Clark

      Fierce as hell. 

    • Anonymous

      Pretty effing awesome, in context.

    • Anonymous


    • amanda lynn

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

    • blue

      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.

    • Ana Cedillo

      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.

    • Shawn EH


    • Hannah Penfield

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

    • Hannah Penfield

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