Vanessa Hudgens in Pamella Roland

Posted on February 06, 2012

Vanessa. C’mere girl. We need to put on our “kindly gay uncles” faces for a second. Don’t worry. We won’t take long. We know you kids today have a lot on your minds, what with your jelly bracelets and rap music and all, but we thought you needed to hear something.

You see, sweetie…

Vanessa Hudgens makes an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in a Pamella Roland dress accessorized with a Le Vian bangle and Adeler rings.

Pamella Roland Spring 2012 Collection

This is what we like to call a “teachable moment.” Our hope for you is that you come away from this experience with the realization that what looks good on a tiny little model posed in a certain way is going to wind up looking like diapers on you when you wander out onto the Tonight Show set.

Also, when a jeweler sends over a selection of pieces to choose from, that doesn’t mean you have to wear everything in the box at once. Even Liz Taylor would have looked at those hands and said, “Honey, dial it back a little, will you?”

Alright, alright. We’re done. You can stop rolling your eyes. But you’ll thank us someday. It’ll probably be at our funeral when it’s far too late, but you can bet you’ll be throwing yourself on our coffins, weeping in regret.

So. Is there a special someone in your life? You can tell us. Sit up straight, dear. No one likes a girl who slumps.

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  • No Honey, just plain no.  Your extra Gay Uncle, Kiltd, wants you to know that he agrees with Uncle Tom, and Uncle Lorenzo on this one.  And as a side note.  White dress?  Not so much, girl.

    • Anonymous

      Your gay… cousin… I guess… agrees with all your other gay relatives. Also Cousin Joe would like to direct you to the way the model is standing in the picture. If a model is standing in a weird fashion like that (like she’s presenting the 2013 Ford Focus) it’s probably because the dress doesn’t look good posing normally. Just a little hint. See you at the reunion.

      •  Really true Cousin Joe.  If they have to torment the model so the dress looks hot, that is not a good sign.

  • You have to have lived, know who you are, and know how to pose to to get away with a dress like that. She’s too young and too bland for it. 

  • Anonymous

    there’s bling then there’s looking like you’re wearing every piece from a jewel heist….

    • BerlinerNYC

       Yes. A single cocktail ring is a statement piece. One on every finger makes the statement, “I have sticky fingers.”

  • Such a cute girl. Such a missed opportunity. At least she’s not flashing her ‘special area’ to the world as so many of our starlets (Lea Michelle, I’m talking to you) enjoy doing so frequently.

  • Thing is though, she looks SO much better than in some of her other recent pictures that I can’t hate this. It covers her knees when she sits down so that gets some points too. It isn’t a good shape for her figure and at least two rings could have stayed in the cracer jack box.

    • Anonymous

       I agree. I also think her hair and makeup look really lovely–I don’t think I’ve ever seen her wear a strong lip before, and the color is wonderful on her.

  • Anonymous

    Her hair and makeup look pretty the darker lipstick does wonders for her.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a very cute junior prom dress. The large number of over sized and scary rings do not toughen it up either.  Is this dress to twee for Vanessa Hudgens?  Can things be too twee for someone born in 1988?

    • Anonymous

      Yes… she would be either 23 or 24 years old.  A college graduate… twee time is over.

  • Anonymous

    I may have just straightened up myself, after reading that last line…

  • Anonymous

    If I never see another strapless cocktail dress, it’ll be too soon.

  • Anonymous

    Agree with janetjb – hair and make-up look wonderful.  The dress is wretched on both her and the model that looks to have flunked out of America’s Next Top Model, but on poor little ‘Nessa, it seems to have made her about 10″ broader in the waist.  The rings…well, maybe Claire’s was having a sale?

  • Kasie Hilburn

    and brush your hair sweety, you look like you just got put up hard and wrapped the bedsheet around you before you stepped on stage

  • G

    I don’t get it.  We have seen so much worse – she looks kind of cute, and has learned about sitting at TV shows and short skirts.  I am in the super-minority cause about the only thing I dislike are all the rings.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you!

    • Anonymous

      I agree, I think she looks young and kind of refreshing. Granted, the rings look ridiculous, but she seems relaxed and confident and she doesn’t have to keep tugging at the bottom of the dress to keep us from seeing the lady bits.

  • MilaXX

    Yeah, she’s too short and curvy for that dress and the rings just look crazy.

  • Anonymous

    Women wearing too much jewelry really irks me…. I have some friends whom I have to remind constantly that is not necessary to wear every single piece of jewelry you own whenever you walk out of the house. That and worn off fingernail polish. ick I have been saying to my daughters and neices and all young women I have come in contact with for years.  Either wear it… or don’t.  There is no halfsies with fingernail polish.

    • Anonymous

      My mother said the same thing to me and I have said it to MY daughter.

  • Jasmine Moten

    So glad her hair is growing back out! That short cut was terribly unflattering to her round face. She is such a pretty girl.

  • Anonymous

    I actually think the shape of the skirt is really well suited to a seated interview, in that it doesn’t just disappear into her lap. The fit, however is atrocious.

    • I was going to say, it doesn’t look so bad when she’s sitting. 

  • She really does need to call her Gay Uncles.

    She’s wearing so much jewelry, I think the Gabor sisters would question it. I give her credit for wearing a dress that’s almost demure. She’s not falling out of the top, and the length is good. But the dress itself is over the top for an appearance on the Tonight Show.

  • Anonymous

    That dress looks odd on the model too–like a little girl playing dress up. Not sure who would look good in that dress…

  • Anonymous

    Oh, V, I know you’re going for the “classy but funky” look, but glittery bubble wrap and a Laura Ashley sheet won’t take you there. 

  • Vaniljekjeks

    She seems cute, but never has the right stylist.  This looks like she just got out of the shower, or maybe she is wearing one of those spa towels… just no.

  • Anonymous

    It’s nice that she has her good gay uncles to give her all that good gay uncle advice, because if I were her aunt, I would tell her to get right back into her bedroom and take off at least half the jewelry and find a dress that doesn’t look straight-off-the-Marshall’s-rack-chip.  And ditch the godawful shoes too.  Oh–and whip out your omnipresent phone and fire your stylist.

  • Anonymous

    She looks like she got a whole lot of Claire’s gift cards for Christmas.

  • Anonymous

    She does look a bit better than usual, though. I think where that dress waistline hits her is the problem. Hike that baby up an inch or so, and she might be in business. Once she ditches 3/4 of that wrist and finger bling.

  • If you are going to wear a strapless dress, you MUST use perfect posture when sitting — otherwise it never looks good.  Learned that lesson during a family photo with a baby who I had to slump to support.  I still won’t allow those photos to be seen:)

  • Anonymous

    To say something nice…I really like her hair.

    But don’t get me started on a white prom dress between Labor Day and Easter.  We Southern girls can’t take it.

    And if she had worn JUST that bow/cross-looking ring, it would have been fabulous.

    • I am so pleased you said that – I’ve heard the “no white after Labor Day” thing before but I’ve never known when it was OK to start with white again. Today, I have learnt something!

      • Anonymous

        I’ve always liked that rule.  Things are too same-y if you can wear anything all year round.  I think white is a lovely way to celebrate summer.  I hav some photographs of my grandmother and her siblings and friends, taken 100 years ago.  They look great.
        If that rule was still respected, we would have been spared this awful dress in February.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, this is definitely a dress for a less curvy girl, which is not to say that Vanessa looks bad, just that she may like the dress more than it likes her.
    Hair and make-up are pretty. I know we’re always bitching that these people don’t wear any jewelry, but this isn’t the answer.

  • Anonymous

    I hate the dress, period, even on the model, and the jewelry!! LOL!! But her face and makeup and hair look gorgeous!!

  • Anonymous

    Hate these tulip dresses, all of them. No redemption possible through styling.


  • Judy_J

    Why she wanted to wear something so completely unflattering is beyond me.  It doesn’t even look good on the model. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m just curious about what’s clipped to her chest.  Is that a white mike?  Do they keep mikes in various colors to match actress’ dresses?  –apology in advance if that’s not grammatically correct!

    • Yes, it’s a mic, but I don’t know if they colour match all of them. Maybe there is a dyeing service like for bridesmaid shoes?

  • Anonymous

    That’s an awful dress, even on the model.

  • Anonymous

    Trying to hard. 

    But I do like te shoes.

  • Anonymous

    XD…thanks for the chuckles TLo!

  • That is straight-up My First Barbie. Remember her? Barbie with a smoother body and simple clothes that were easier to pull on? We’re talking stretchy tube top dresses with faux wrap skirts. Somebody here has got to know what I am talking about…

    Oh, and Vanessa? You are wearing too much makeup. 

  • Anonymous

    I don’t love the dress, but at that age, I do think she can pull it off. At least it’s length-appropriate for a talk show (Hi, Lea!)

    My thoughts on the jewelry are downthread.

  • Anonymous

    …what looks good on a tiny little model posed in a certain way…
    Seriously? “Stripper” is what came to mind for me.

  • Anonymous

    She has diamond knuckles! Perhaps she’s testing for a glam villainess who can bring the pain?

  • Anonymous

    I agree that there’s too much jewelry, the skirt looks odd when she’s walking/standing, and she could stand to sit up a little straighter. But I actually think the dress looks very cute and appropriate when she’s seated. Much preferable to those skirts that put the actress in danger of flashing an ass-cheek to a national TV audience.

  • Anonymous

    She looks like she raided her big sister’s closet. None of it clicks. 

  • Showing my age, but damn those shoes scream stripper.

  • My problem is the dress looks a bit like a bath towel she’s wrapped around herself, a bath towel that is going to slip free at any moment. 

  • oohsparkley!

    I’m definitely in the minority.  I think she looks cute.

  • Anonymous

    What, they didn’t send over a necklace?  Because that would have really helped sell this dress to me.  I’m not saying it would have sold it because it’s just not her dress…

  • elzatelzabelz

    I knew a pyschiatrist once who said that you could tell how crazy a person is by the number of rings they wear. The more rings, the more crazy!

  • I actually think she looks much better here than she has in the recent past.


  • Anonymous

    Now that’s one ugly dress. Hair and make-up are cute, everything else is a disaster.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think she would want to hear that I thought she was Rachel Ray at first glance… 

  • Anonymous

    Awwwww, Uncles T and Lo are so sweet. You let her down so gently. 

  • Anonymous

    The bodice of the dress is quite pretty, hate the “turban” skirt though.

  • One other complaint: she needs to fire whoever put her in foundation and powder four shades too pale for her skin.

  • It doesn’t particularly look good on the Pamella Roland model, either.

  • I read that last line and sat up straight LOL

  • vmcdanie

    I think the lingering question of where did all the bling go was answered at least.