Vanessa Hudgens in For Love & Lemons

Posted on October 25, 2012

Did you ever look at someone and think, “Oh, honey. What you think that’s doing for you? It’s not doing that for you.” “That” could refer to anything from dress to hair color to date for the evening.

In Vanessa’s case, it refers to everything.


Vanessa Hudgens attends the premiere of ‘The Carrie Diaries’ during the 2012 New York Television Film Festival in NYC in For Love & Lemons.

For Love & Lemons Moonlight Dress

We spent a half-minute trying to figure out if:

  • this was a Halloween costume and if so,
  • what the hell she’s supposed to be.

Then we realized she’s on a standard step-and-repeat for a TV show premiere and thus, not likely to be wearing a Halloween costume. Although you never can tell with these kids today and their sexting and pill-popping and whatnot.

Anyway, our point is: dress bad; shoes worse. And girl seems so pleased with herself that we have not the heart to tell her. That’s when a well-cultivated “Honey, that’s not doing what you think it’s doing” look comes in so handy. Stand in front of a mirror and practice yours! You never know when you might need it.


[Photo Credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Image,]

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  • hmmm, interesting. i bet this dress looked SOOOO good on paper.

    • ecallaw1977

       No it didn’t.

      • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

        It doesn’t look nearly so bad on the model, who is probably a foot taller than our little Vanessa.  the skirt is just riding waaaaaay too low.  Fail.

  • It looks like she’s trying to do a “sexy witch costume”. All she needs is a pointy hat.

  • kimmeister

    Yeah, this outfit is a lemon all right.

  • Srw27

    She looks like a trampire

    • lovelyivy

       I had not heard that word before, so thank you for introducing me to something so perfect.

      • Srw27

         LOL!  That’s what all the Twihards called Kristen Stewart when she cheated on Rob…It’s kinda sad that I know that, though….

        • lovelyivy

           It’s a juggernaut. You can’t be blamed…

        • quiltrx

          Will Ferrell used it to best effect when he was on Conan talking about them…man, that was SO hysterical…

  • Janet B

    The sleeves are so long, at first I though she was wearing a cape.

    •  Me too!! I thought she’d crossed her arms at first glance, too.

    • 3boysful

       Me, too.  And that she’d somehow misplaced her arms.

  • I like the optical illusion that she’s folding her arms over her belly…. except she doesn’t have any arms.

    • Sarah Dickerson

      YES!  I stared at that first photo for a full minute before I figured out what was going on.

      • Vaniljekjeks

         Haha, same.  It makes her look completely freakish. 

        • quiltrx

          You guys make me feel so much better.  It’s like an effing Magic Eye dress.

    • decormaven

      The first shot is particularly disturbing. If you’re out to promote a designer, for goodness sake’s, display the outfit properly. Or just wear a bathrobe and stay at home. 

    •  I’m glad it wasn’t just me. I was looking at it like “there’s something OFF here, and I can’t place my finger on it…”

  • That’s not a dress, that’s a sexy-sexy-time nighty.

    Also? Duckface. Stop with the duckface. 

  • Bad dress but it’s not as bad as her lace pants, so I am relieved. I also like that it is sitting lower on her than on the model – if you are going to have appalling midriff cutouts, you might as well have appalling midriff cutouts that show that nice curve of waist and hip.

    • Oh, I was trying to figure out why this horrifying dress looked better on the model. That explains it. 🙂

  • Imasewsure

    Wow so bad and three sized too big

    • 3boysful

       I know–look at the model.  The “lace” has only one horizontal bar across her midriff, but Vanessa has three!

  • BrooklynBomber

    Makes me think of the dress Elaine bought at Barney’s and then couldn’t return. The skinny mirrors dress.

    • Any reference to Seinfeld is a win for me. 

    • Anathema_Device

       Skinny mirrors are real!! I KNOW Anthropolgie uses them. Seriously.

      • BrooklynBomber

        I agree. EVERYTHING looks good on me at Anthro. I know what’s going on, yet stil I fall….

  • Nicholas

    Looks like a male comic book artist’s rendition of a female superhero.

  • MilaXX

    That sums her up completely. She always seems pleased with herself on the RC, but nothing she wears is ever as cute or sexy as she appears to think they are.

  • SistaT

    Those sleeves are absolutely ridiculous.  I thought she was wearing a coat at first.  Horribly unflattering.

  • The fact that you see no arms or hands in most of these shots is disturbing.  I thought she had on a cape.

  • nannypoo

    I also thought it was a costume. Slutty Space Witch maybe, or Slutty Spiderweb Vampire, or whatever, but they all start with Slutty.

  • This dress doesn’t look bad on the model and I’d have thought that it was in Ms Hudgens wheelhouse. However, it looks ridiculous on her. Perhaps if it was better fitted. It is seasonally appropriate what with Halloween and all. I want to like it and yet hate it.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    Poor dear, she has clearly fallen victim to the New York mirror shortage of 2012.  That dress hits her in all the wrong places, and the cute shoes she meant to wear got switched with Marilyn Manson’s rainboots.

    • kimmeister

      I think the mirror shortage is nationwide!

    • Anathema_Device

      Tragic that the taste shortage hit at the same time.

  • TaurusKW

    Major scroll down fug!

  • I cannot unsee those shoes!!  ACK

  • Paigealicious

    It’s a fittingly horrible outfit for what you know will be a horrible TV show.

  • Anathema_Device

    I had no idea what I was even looking at. I seriously thought she had her arms crossed over her midsection and was wearing a cape. 

    • MoHub

       I not only though she had her arms crossed over her midsection, I thought she had her hands thrust into some weird kind of muff.

      • Anathema_Device

         The sad thing is that any explanation is in the realm of possible where Hudgens is concerned.

  • MoHub

    Looks as if it came out of the Pyramid Collection catalog.

  • POSTURE. If you’re going to wear a dress that chops you into pieces, you have to at least stand up straight to maximize height. But it’s a stupid dress. 

  • That dress is fug.

    Meanwhile, is it me or is Vanessa Hudges not aging well?

  • Annabelle Archer

    Decent rule of thumb:  If the outfit in question make you appear to be an amputee of the foot, hand, breast, etc., then you need to keep looking.  
    There’s a reason she is the reigning Fug Madness winner.  

  • amf0001

    that dress somehow ate her boobs and her arms, leaving her only with tummy which is magically made look puffy – I am sure that girl is as thin and toned as all out,  but those cutouts are just the worst!

  • PastryGoddess

    If there was ever an outfit that needed a “Oh honey NO!” this was it

  • Trisha26

    One thing I can’t stand with these young, petite female stars is the too long sleeve hiding their hands – and their attempts to make it look precious by balling their little fists inside. As if we needed any further proof that even size 0s are too large for them. 

  • halloween time!! wait, need a witch hat & a broom to go with it.

  • snarkykitten

    1992 called…

  • Where are her arms??

    • shirab

      In the first photo I thought she had almost-bare arms crossed awkwardly over her stomach. Then I realized her sleeves were just way too long.

      • Kate4queen

        yes! or big meaty hands…

  • Lisa Kramp

    When you hair is the same color and texture as your dress, you’re in trouble. Little girl, get someone older to school you on how to rock styles like that!

  • onefifteen

    How long ago did she get those extensions? I think I’m behind on that one.

  • jw_ny

    sexy witches costume..obvi! 

    This is just all so wrong from the extensions & duck face clear down to her shoes.  And, that she thinks she’s rockin the shit out of it, makes it all the more delish!  hahaha!

  • It’s too much BLACK. Her hair and dress are blending together, and the loooong sleeves do weird things to the proportions of her body.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    I am totally confused by this…

  • PinkLemon

    i actually said ‘UGGHH???’ out loud. tis not good.

  • Why does it look so much cuter on the model?

  • crash1212

    It’s amazing to me that the cut of a dress can make even the skinny-est-minny-est person look thick. The cut-outs on the model are much smaller and it looks like the Vanessa version added a couple of rows to that chain-mail center piece, thus make the space between top and bottom enormous. Not a good look. Wonder why they changed it. In any event…not her dress.

  • stubbornthoughts


    Oh, there they are. Whew.

  • This belongs back on the distress rack at party city, whence it came. 

    Set it free so that Sharon Needles can pair it with her latest boobtastic Freddy Kruger incarnation

  • What the fuddles has happened to her personal style? She dresses better when she was with Zac.

  • guest2visits

    Isn’t this the kind of dress they try to sell at the back of the fancy underwear catologs as their ‘clothing line’; after the
    bathing suit tops and bottoms and the beach cover-ups…

  • quiltrx

    This is SO weird-looking.  In the first pic, I spent a good ten seconds trying to figure out why her arms looked so huge across her middle, and why she was holding them like that.

    Then I realized that we couldn’t SEE her arms, and that was her belly…which apparently was saved by discovering macrame’.

  • butter nut

    it took a while to figure out where her arms were.

  • She’s dressed as a 70s vampire from  Dark Shadows.

  • It took me a minute to figure out where her arms were

  • What a world, what a world…

  • ccm800

    sexting and pill-popping and whatnot. LOL!
    This looks like something out of the Frederick’s of Hollywood catalog circa 83

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    those shoes are hideous!  The outfit is just as bad.  Someone needs to intervene here.

  • Hai Yen Nguyen

     This is just…no…I can’t…no words.