Jenna Ushkowitz in Corey Lynn Calter

Posted on September 17, 2012

We were unhealthily happy to see Miss Jenna in this:

Jenna Ushkowitz attends the “Glee” Season 4 Premiere Screening in a Corey Lynn Calter dress paired with a Judith Leiber minaudière, Christian Louboutin shoes and Baccarat jewelry.

Corey Lynn Calter Fall 2012 Collection

Christian Louboutin ‘Lady Peep’ Pump


Judith Leiber ‘Jellybean’ Minaudière



Because it’s just not normal to clap with glee when you see a celebrity dressed in a way you like. But Jenna’s demonstrated such a distinct lack of understanding as to what works on her for so long now that we got caught up in the excitement when she finally – FINALLY – got it right. Miss Jenna? This. This works for you. Pretty much perfectly. Stop it with the tight-bodiced cocktail dresses with poofy skirts. That was never a good idea. Chic little shifts like this, though? Perfect. Go out and buy two dozen in various colors, dear.


[Photo Credit: Andrew Evans/PR Photos,,,]

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  • Sobaika

    She looks great, and I love her makeup.

    But what’s with the Glee girls and corresponding (awful) hair?

    • DeborahJozayt

      They’re all getting their ombre done from the same awful stylist. It’s so sad, too!

      • Sobaika

        This isn’t even ombre though – is it a sad attempt? It’s chunky highlights. They were big in my middle school during the 90s.

        •  I reckon that it’s extensions that aren’t blending well under HD flash photography.

        • DeborahJozayt

          I always thought of ombre as highlights that aren’t at the root, kinda like how your hair would look in the winter after spending the summer at the equator. But it’s different strokes for different folks 😀

          • Sobaika

            Ahhh, see I thought of ombre as the look that comes with a brunette dying her whole head blonde and letting the roots grow out a few inches. Miley Cyrus had it, Drew Barrymore, Rihanna, a few other people.

            Either way it’s fug.

  • She looks great

  • newleaf1

    Carnaby street cute!

  • piecesofconfetti

    Very cute! And such a happy outfit. 

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Young, colorful, fun.  A+

    • AudreysMom

       Young, colorful, fun… but the stripes don’t match at the seams. My 8th grade home ec teacher would take points off and so must I.

      Still an A but I’ll use the other end of my pencil to erase that plus.

      • Betty Rust

        Thank you AudreysMom.  Those mismatched stripes make my head hurt!

  • She is so much cuter in this than that grumpy ass model.  Love.  Also, the shoes are fab. 

    • First thing I noticed in the model pic was how damn depressed she looked and then I noticed the tights, which I really like with the dress. It’s an adorable look but I’d like to see her in something that shows off her curves (though not her usual pouffy dress. She looks so happy and bright here that you just want to hug her and hope the happy rubs off. 

  • It is too shapeless, it’s doing nothing for her.

  • Does it bother anyone else that, for what she paid for the dress, they didn’t bother to match the stripes? I know it’s a ridiculous large repeat in the pattern – but still….

    • DeborahJozayt

      I kinda like the stripes not matching in this, because it looks so deliberate rather than trying but not getting it right on the nose. I hate it so much more when the stripes almost match, but are just a hair off.

    • I often think the same thing.  Besides, its not that hard to match up stripes. 

    • SassieCassy

      yea sets off the eye twitch a lil bit

    • I just looked up that designer and the prices, though this piece wasn’t on the site, are almost reasonable, mostly under $300. Makes me think maybe I can afford this frock! I also kind of like the mismatched stripes in this look. It does seem deliberate to me.

  • I really love the dress, but it’s all very shiny, the dress, the purse, the shoes.  Still much better than her usual attempts, and this really seems to fit her personality. 

  • MzzPants

    Agree.  Can’t believe how chic she looks.

  • Pennymac

    Absolute cuteness!

  • Violina23

    Love it!

    I have to admit, I watched a bit of the glee premiere, mostly for the Rachel storyline. I’m a sucker for the “trying to make it in showbiz in ny stories…..

    • MilaXX

      I watched too. I’m just not ready to quit Glee yet.

  • crash1212

     She does look cute – great dress accessorized smartly! I have a question that I’m sure many bitter kittens will know the anser to: What the difference between a clutch and a Minaudière?

    •  I hope someone does – because I sure as heck don’t. I am also not sure how to pronounce minaudière, so I might have to stick with clutch.

  • MilaXX

    Cute, great fit and good color for her. I hope she gets to shine a but more this season.

  • That’s an awesome dress

  • tallgirl1204

    I’m sure this is a very expensive dress.  And no one could bother to match the stripes on the sides?  Makes it look like something from Target. 

  • Dot

    Why are her bangs parted in the center? That looks so odd to me.

  • Judy_S

    Just very cute.

  • Le_Sigh

    YES!!!!!  I heart her so very much (she’s Korean too) its nice to see her looking sparkly and chic and appropriately fitted.  

  • Judy_J

    She looks cute.  Just wish her shoes fit better.

  • janetjb

    She looks adorable and fresh.

  • Trisha26

    Very cute – I’ll take 24 too.

  • jw_ny

    I have to agree that it is the perfect shape dress for her.  Love the stripes and colors.  Fun accessories.  All around very cute and sassy.  🙂

  • butter nut

    youthful, fun, well-fitted, event-appropriate & cute as hell.  this is a near-WERQ!  brava, miss jenna!

  • Peeve

    Is it too much to ask on a very simple shift dress like this one that the stripes match on the sides? Particularly when you’re wearing Louboutin heels, Baccarat jewelry, and carrying a Judith Lieber clutch? Seemly pretty cheaply done to me, and I seriously doubt that dress was cheap. Think she looks great, but that’s a bit of a jarring note to the outfit.

  • boldprint

    adorable. love the cat eye.

  •  I’ll help cross-promote. This dress is for sale at Modcloth.

  • Vickiefantastico


  • granddelusion

    It’s amazing to me that they don’t match the stripes at the seams with a dress that costly.

  • ThaliaMenninger


  • marilyn

    My complaint is not with her, it’s with the dress.  This is obviouslhy a VERY expensive dress.  You would think the designer would have taken the time to match the seams at the side.  Tsk, tsk.  Shame on the designer.  IMHO, this oversight puts the dress on the discount rack.

  • quiltrx

    This is really flattering, and  those shoes are FIERCE!

  • Larkin21

    Love it all! She looks great 🙂

  • CQAussie

    So cute!!!  So chic!!  Thumbs up!!  

  • Zippypie

    That is one amazingly cute look!

  • guest2visits

    All cute; the dress the bag, the shoes. I might wish the dress had an inch more in length, and an inch cinched in the waist. 

  • This is very cute for her!  It’s really a whole change and it’s perfect – so much better than that fluffy goth shit she normally has on!

  • ccm800

    amen!  And the face looks marvelous. 

  • Candigirl1968

    Cute and sassy.  Next project – the hair. 

  • She looks cute as hell in this! Love those shoes, too!

  • oohsparkley!

    Werqing it!