Jennifer Hudson’s Got a Book to Sell

Posted on January 19, 2012

J Hud’s poledancing all over the place to get her new book out there and in the public’s sweaty little hands. In order to ensure picture-taking, she’s turning it out, with some mixed results.

 

Jennifer Hudson signs copies of her new book “I Got This” at Barnes and Noble in LA.

It’s not that she can’t wear this. It’s just that it’s quite a bit too much skin for a book signing that isn’t taking place at a porn convention. We know the book store chains are having some problems, but we’re pretty sure employing live semi-nude celebrities to draw the crowds is a mark of naked desperation. Great color, the shape mostly suits her, but this is for a nightclub or poolside. If that skirt was 3 inches longer she’d be good to go.

She broke out the classy for her next attempt:

Jennifer Hudson attends the Good Housekeeping cocktail party celebrating Jennifer Hudson’s new book “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down” in NYC.

Head-to-toe great. Love the color on her and the shape is flattering as hell. But for Oprah’s sake, get yourself a better bra, Jennifer. Isn’t that the first thing most ladies need to have refitted after significant weight loss? Stop putting it off, hon. Those funbags aren’t the same size they used to be.

[Photo Credit: Michael Buckner, Jason Kempin/Getty Images]

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  • http://twitter.com/NC_Meg Megan

    I envy her ability to wear bright colors.

    • P M

      You can wear brights, too. It’s how you wear them that’s more important. If nothing else, cocktail rings might be your friends. Just sayin’.

    • Anonymous

      I had so many chartreuse tops in my wardrobe in high school, and they looked awful!  I finally gave it up.  It’s just such an interesting color.  That orange looks doable, though.

      • Anonymous

        Bright orange seems scary but actually tends to look good on a lot of people. I know because Clinton Kelly told me so, but also because I have seen it in real life.

        I am addicted to that slightly brighter, yellower cousin of chartreuse known as highlighter yellow. It’s still a little green, but not as much as chartreuse, and it seems to be easier to pull off–perhaps because it’s harder to mistake for swamp color? I wear that with dove gray all the time and I LOVE IT.

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

        I (fair skinned mouse/blonde/redhead depending on the week) discovered that the best way for me to wear chartreuse is not to have it next to my face. My aunt made a chartreuse dress that had a pop of fuschia at the neckline that made the whole thing work.

        • Anonymous

          I think we must be separated at birth twins – I would describe myself exactly the same way except for being even brave enough to wear chartreuse anywhere on my body.

  • Sobaika Mirza

    I think her chest looks fine..? Unless you wanted them hoisted together to resemble an actual porn convention attendee. 

    Could just be me though, as someone with an ample rack my only requirements for boobage are that they are supported and people can’t make out your nipples.

    • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija HU!

      I have to say, I’m with TLo in this one. As a woman of breasts, her boobage is just not up to par in that second photo. It’s looking, dare I say, a little sloppy in the support department. No excuses!

      • Anonymous

        Sad looking cleavage is a no-no.

        • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija HU!

          Yeah, and let’s face it – she has enough money to buy a proper push-up. Heck, she has enough money to get all her bras MADE for her. If your cleavage makes someone frown, you know you’re doing something wrong. 

    • Anonymous

      I think her chest looks fine too. If you look at that last pic, they’re right where they’re supposed to be. The problem is that her cleavage is a little wonky and from the front it looks as if they are droopy. I don’t know if it’s from the weight loss or if that’s just they way her cleavage is, but the solution would be to not wear such low-cut dresses.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed, they look fine to me.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      Having lost a bunch of weight myself, I can attest that you really have to hoist them up to get them to look … not like that.  She needs a better foundation garment. 

      • Anonymous

        It seems to me that the bra is supporting her chest but I don’t like seeing that much of her bra through the armholes of the dress.  Being able to wear a good bra with a dress or top is a requirement.  If I can’t (because it’s cut to low in the armholes or back) then I don’t wear it.    She should have passed this dress by or gotten it altered to fix that problem.

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

          Ooh, I see that now. It’s always been a big issue for me. 

          • Anonymous

            Me too. Since I can’t really get a specialty bra, I have had to just skip a dress that fits and looks cute because it just won’t work with a real bra.

    • Anonymous

      Ugh, hate the phrase “fun bags” … hate hate hate.

      • Anonymous

        I hate hate hate when they are referred to as “the girls.”

  • http://twitter.com/carelessriver Cassie (C.M.W.)

    The top look, the orange, definitely makes me miss her old weight! She knew how to dress it, at least. Come back, zaftig Jennifer! Not every woman needs to be a freaking size 4-6! The second look is actually not that awful (bosoms aside)–not something I would wear to a book signing, but OTOH, not the kind of book I’d be selling, either. So.

  • Anonymous

    She does not have the legs for super short skirts. The orange is great on her until you get to the thighs. I love the mustard color for her, but she has very strange cleavage and this dress really emphasizes it. And is that the side of her bra under her arm in the last picture? Not a good thing.

    • Anonymous

      This makes me think of Zooey Deschanel again–I think this every time I see the New Girl theme song…she wears the shortest skirts (on the theme clip and in the show), and she just doesn’t have the legs for them.  Give it a couple of inches, and we’re golden!  It’s really not much, and it’ll make a huge difference.  J Hud, pay attention.  You look great otherwise.

  • Anonymous

    I noticed the poor bra fit right away too!  Ugh, definitely needs improvement.

  • Anonymous

    love that chartreuse/mustard color (sounds like a recipe for salad dressing)  the first look is perfect for fingerpainting at kindergarten.  remember when you’d bring in one of your dad’s old shirts and cut the sleeves off? 
    eta: what’s her secret snack? anyone know so i don’t have to buy the book? sorry jen, times are tough.

  • Anonymous

    everywhere you look there is j-hud. i am starting to be over it.

    • Anonymous

      I am fine with her being around, but I would like her to DO something, like sing or act. That is supposedly why she makes all this money, after all.

  • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

    I love those colours on her! And at least she is more covered than Katie Price manages for her book launches.

    • MilaXX

      unless you’re at a porn convention I think everybody is more covered than Katie Price.

  • Anonymous

    That mustard yellow is a nice color for the winter.  I’m in agreement about the sub-structure issue, which is a problem for an awful lot of us once the gravity-defying and collagen munificent days of one’s first two decades are relegated to history.  True whether one is of most any size, too.

    I think the second dress would play better with a slightly more modest V-decolletage.  The orange waitress/barmaid outfit — what was she thinking? Great color, wretched garment.

  • Terence Ng

    Um, this is a complete Beyonce circa Crazy in Love costume, right?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care for either of those dresses. The first is too short, and although I like the shape of the second dress, I really don’t like that mustard yellow. 

    Also, I really dislike the term “funbags” and was surprised to see it here–seems to cross the line from bitchy snark into trashy snark. But that’s just me–it’s your blog and commentary and I’m sure you spend a great deal of time considering your words before you post them.  

  • Anonymous

    The first dress…that’s a shirt.  She needs some leggings, at the very least.  The 2nd look isn’t bad.  The shoes were a mistake.  She does need a little more support. 

    • Anonymous

      Agree on the leggings or tights on #1. The “dress” is too short without. 

  • Anonymous

    “those funbags” hahaha. I thought only straight guys called them that. ;)

    She looks great. The orange dress definitely needs to be a few inches longer. I’m so jealous that she can rock all kinds of colors that would look crazy unflattering on me.  

  • Anonymous

    Gotta agree with you on all accounts, TLo. That said, I’m lovin’ the blue polish against the orange dress! Plus, I’m envious of her svelte figure…she looks pretty damn amazing.

  • Mariah J

    I like the first one, sure its a skosh too short, but I think you guys are being a little prudish about it.

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

    Is it just me, or does she look really insecure, nauseated, and uncomfortable every time she’s out now that’s she’s lost all this weight?

    • Anonymous

      She’s probably hungry.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats on taking control of not only her appearance, but her health, too.  I’m a Lifer in Weight Watchers, and she’s a hero to so many of us.  She’s looking wonderful.  Yup, tho’, time for a bra fitting.

  • http://wipgirl.wordpress.com/ kristel

    She looks great in the chartreuse, I can’t imagine too many women carrying that off. 

    But in other news, if I never hear the word ‘funbags’ again, it’ll be too soon. 

    • Anonymous

      Amen sister.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Not only is the first one too short, but its sloppy.  A better fit and it would look completely different.  Love the yellow dress, but the cape on the back is reminding me of a dress my mother made me for Easter. When I was 1. 

  • Anonymous

    Both of these looks are designed to emphasize LOOK AT MY THIN BODY, and whether or not they’re appropriate for the occasions seems to be irrelevant.  Pool cover-up indeed.

    I’m glad she’s gotten healthier (I guess, if you buy that ‘thin’ automatically=’healthy’), but I think it’s sad that the woman has a great singing voice and an Academy Award and is sending the message that NOW HER LIFE CAN BEGIN just because she dropped a bunch of weight. 

    • Anonymous

      Not to turn the discussion from fashion to weight issues, but I think that a lot of overweight people spend a lot of time feeling that their lives are on hold until they have lost weight. Perhaps it’s not a healthy attitude, but I think it resonates with a lot of people. 

      • MilaXX

        a lot is a rather large generalization. Some of us manage to live happy, fulfilled lives

        • Anonymous

          Which is why I didn’t say “all overweight people.” (Said with love.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=811053804 Stacy Parker Cole

    Bra fit is really hard when you’ve lost a lot of weight.  I’ve lost 100+ pounds and your breasts lose volume oddly.  I don’t envy her trying to find a good bra when your cleavage is weird.  Plus, doesn’t she have some implants in there too?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

      Congrats Stacy! 

    • MilaXX

      as far as I know she’s never had implants

  • Fanney D

    i don’t mind her boobs, but her bra is showing, and it’s an ugly color so i doubt it’s on purpose.

    • Anonymous

      I’m guessing it’s shapewear. They come in that color.

  • Anonymous

    Nice shirt Jen.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

    Prison jumpsuit orange + shirtdressy-bathrobe design = honey, no.  Not even poolside.

  • Anonymous

    In the first outfit it seems that she forgot to put on her bottoms.  The skirt’s entirely too short and makes her legs look stumpy.  It also looks to casual.  The second dress is very nice

  • Anonymous

    I’m afraid she’s lost her booty. That first hemline wouldn’t work unless she’s now almost flat in back.  

  • Anonymous

    Having lost considerable weight (from time to time) myself, the support question is tricky. Not only are the ‘funbags’ not the same size but they are considerably droopier after significant weight loss and there isn’t a bra made that can fix that. She has enough support with what she’s wearing but nothing but anti-gravity is going to make them rise up higher on her torso without causing an even worse visual eyesore.
    And that first outfit looks like the wrap they give you to wear when you’re having your hair done.

    • Anonymous

      Re: the orange dress – exactly!  I thought of that after I’d posted and gave the dress another pass.  It’s a hair salon cover-up.

  • http://twitter.com/delysia_lafosse Delysia LaFosse

    God, that curry color is just stunning on her. My pasty ass would look like I’d had the flu for the last week, but she looks amazing. The orange would be fantastic too if it were just a smidge longer.

  • Anonymous

    First dress: ridiculously short without tights or leggings underneath.

    Second dress: Why is her bra (or shapewear) completely visible in the back (also a little peek in front)? Is that acceptable at all, ever?

  • Anonymous

    1st pic-too much hair, not enough dress.
    2nd pic-Much better hair, great dress. Needs better bra.

  • Call me Bee

    That orange topper would be killer if Jen had worn a pair of pants with it! 

  • Anonymous

    I can never tell when a woman is wearing a bad bra or not.

    • Anonymous

      Rule #1: If you can see it, it’s bad. ;)
      There are other criteria, as well.

  • Anonymous

    In the first photo, it seems that marmots have been chewing on her hair.  Second look is lovely.

  • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

    Her unsupported tat as always detract from her look. Her second look would be amazing, but I can’t get past her bust area.

  • Anonymous

    Well, at least her makeup looks immaculate for both events.

  • marilyn

    I think her orange dress is fine.  She is young, good looking, and in L.A.  This is not how a porn convention worker looks, this is probably how an LA Sunday school teacher looks.   The top is not sexy, in fact, it is very covered and loose.  The skirt might be a little short, but not tight, definitely respectable and covers the necessities by a long shot.  If the dress had been as long as you wanted, you would have complained that she looked dowdy.    Good for her, to be so young and good looking!

  • Anonymous

    The orange dress would be great on her if it was a little longer. As is, the proportions are wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Most women make the mistake of not having a properly fitted bra. Unfortunate. A good foundation can make or break a look.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

    She’s probably also pole-dancing to take away the publicity and re-hashing of events, with the upcoming murder trial of her ex-BIL.

  • Anonymous

    Doh!  Do I spy bra under the arm in that last picture?  Tsk, tsk.  Someone get her handlers on the line!

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    “But for Oprah’s sake, get yourself a better bra, Jennifer” – YES!  My first thought EXACTLY!  Love the bright sunny colors on her, though, and her hair and makeup are great in both pix. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m only really relevant now that I lost weight!!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/ameliaheartsu Amelia Logan

    No bra can fix that, she’d have to get a lift.

    • Alisa Rivera

      Or just avoid wearing plunging necklines. I hate seeing underboob.

  • http://twitter.com/Bloodisea Barbora

    Jenn looks pretty amazing!
    I like her wearing so bright/neon colors

  • http://twitter.com/RobertSanchez36 Robert Sanchez

    WTF with the first look? It looks like she was getting her hair did at the salon, and misunderstood when the stylist told her to put on the schmatta/salon wrap.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSYAJATXUH3QX7ZDDF52GXG4PU Janie R

    She is werquin that mustard dress!

  • Anonymous

    How can a woman who can’t pronounce her own name purport to have written a book?

  • Anonymous

    pants. please look into them. they won’t bite you.

    and either get a good breast lift or a better bra. NOW.

  • MilaXX

    JHud is a bit too knock kneed for some of these super short looks, and for pete’s sake get some lotion. Her knees are downright ashy. Better yet do the Dancing with the Stars trick and give them a light coat of fake tanner in a color close to your natural skin tone. Those legs will look perfectly brown and shiny. The first look needs 3 more inches and the second look needs a better bra. Both colors are great, it’s just the outfits aren’t as polished as they should be.

  • http://twitter.com/faville faville

    I can’t see anything wrong with her bra or her boobs… what am I missing here?

  • Anonymous

    I hate that “hands on hips” pose. It reminds me of every picture my high school friends have ever been in.

  • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

    God her waist is TINY she looks great in the mustard yellow, I wish I could wear that colour :( 

  • Anonymous

    I can see her shape wear up in her pits in the last look. Tacky!

  • Anonymous

    I wish she’d go away. So annoying and her Oscar was undeserved. There I said it. All that aside, I really dig that mustard dress.

  • Anonymous

    I think it’s great she lost weight and got in shape and is living a (presumably) healthier lifestyle. But it does pain me that every appearance/action on her part is now focused on her weight drop. Isn’t there more to her than that?

  • Anonymous

    Second mustard dress looks lovely.  She looks great and I’m happy for her success in losing weight and looking healthy.  It’s her caterwauling on those commercials that makes me run for the remote control–ugh!

  • Anonymous

    Ms Hudson is boardering on OVER EXPOSURE. She is all over the media…with not much to say. That first outfit needs pants or is it just a nighty? Needs a little moisturizer on the knees..which oddly seem out of line. How does she do that “one leg shorter” than the other” look?

  • Anonymous

    “naked desperation”… hee-hee

  • Anonymous

    A question for the minion nation, do you think Jennifer is the most successful from the whole Idol enterprise? What did she come in as 3 or 4th?

    She looks great here. Love the mustard dress.

  • http://twitter.com/chelwi Christine

    The first dress looks like a smock you wear while getting your hair done. I usually keep my pants on with it though. :)

  • Anonymous

    okay. Enough of every JH post including something about “Significant weight loss”

  • Anonymous

    That orange number looks like a beach cover-up or a romper that is best worn at a Saturday family picnic in July, not at a public event in January. 

  • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

    Although, I will say that she looks FANTASTIC in the first picture, helmet hair notwithstanding.

  • http://twitter.com/LOfficielEbony TheVeryLivingEND

    “I Got This”? Girl, can you get that hair together? Why won’t anybody help her with her lacefront wig situation?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQIN74TNNQROY5JFPOWWBGJWEM andy

    Visible Spanx in that last one–otherwise, divine!

  • Anonymous

    terrible choice, big legs to show in that tiny red dress – the yellow gown s better.

  • Anonymous

    she does not have the legs for mini skirts. sorry.

  • Anonymous

    She doesn’t have the legs for short dresses but the mustard dress is divine on her.  Great length, fit and color.