WERQ: Britney Spears in Halston

Posted on October 11, 2012

Credit where credit is due: Miss Lady looks awesome.

 

Britney Spears attends the City Of Hope Gala in a silver dress by Halston paired with Alexis Bittar jewelry.

What were most impressed by is the fact that this fits her just so (which is almost never the case with her choices) and the hem stops exactly where it’s supposed to (which is rarely the case with most red carpet gowns). Add to that the overall chicness of the look and the fact that it’s relatively simple and we are sending out snaps of respect in every direction. You WERQ that classic chic, Brit, girl!

 

 

[Photo Credit: Michael Kovac/Getty Images]

    • http://www.what-the-frock.com Dana WhatTheFrock

      The dress looks nice. But what happened to her FACE?

      • call_me_schmeg

        she’s not 17 anymore, that’s what. 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ENBX3563Q4ZNCVRGSJVFIB7OAA Thom

          The inner corners of her eyes are contoured too much, that’s what: it’s a typical beauty ‘trick’ to contour under the browbone, through to the bridge of the nose. In this case, that contour is overwhelming the look. When I first saw the eyeshadow, I thought that she’d taken Giuliana Rancic’s makeup artist.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H3XBSNN3JLZWI4R2EPZ2BQYT5U Suzanne S

            To me, at first (and second, and third) look, it appears to go beyond even the most advanced makeup trick. Sister girl looks like a completely different person, and not counting the normal “OK she’s not 17 now”. Her face to me now looks like “Generic ‘Entertainment Tonight’-type show host #139″ 

            • julesj

              Weird. I never would have recognized her (face).

            • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

              Yes. She doesn’t look older, she looks like a different person.

          • http://twitter.com/MplsGarden Ellen

            Is that what it is? She really doesn’t look like Britney. And she looked like Britney just last week, so it’s not her age. If it’s a makeup trick, she shouldn’t do it again!

            • Jenn0978

              Looks Botox-y to me!

        • librarygrrl64

          Agreed, but she has now made herself look older than she actually is, IMO. The harshness of the hair color doesn’t help.

      • kikisayshi

         She looks so sad, don’t you think?

        • rivula

          I agree — it’s the eyes I notice, not her age.  And for some reason she always has a dark smoky eye going on that accentuates them.

          • kikisayshi

             Exactly. Even though she’s smiling and looks good, you can tell in her eyes.

          • kimmeister

            It’s the way they’re overly contoured at the inner corners that looks unflattering to me.

          • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

            The sad eyes are killing me. I’m not an advocate of cosmetic surgery, but if she’s not under a heavy depression, she should look into see if there is something that can be done to fix that. 

      • Sobaika

        Her face looks fine.

        • RebeccaKW

           Right?  She looks just like Britney, only a bit older.  Like nature intended.  Unlike that hideous perfume ad from yesterday.

          • Aly Light

             Right, it kind of just makes me hate that ad all the more– she looks just fine, but they had to morph her into a 17-year-old self to put her in and ad. It’s gross.

          • megohd

            I disagree — I think she looks like she’s wearing a mask. 

        • http://twitter.com/taijuuuh Taija Hurri

          I think it looks better than it has in a while. Her make-up artist has a tendency to giver her old-school raccoon eyes that make it look like her eyes are very droopy. But not this time!

      • ecallaw1977

         She looks like Elizabeth Hasselbeck here.

        • Tom Shea

          Jane Krakowski was my thought. They’re both gorgeous, but Britney is about 10 years younger than Jane is.

          • Jennifer Coleman

            Actually Jane turns 44 today. Brit’s 14 years younger.

          • MK03

            Beat me to it.

      • kschwarting

        I think she just looks a little tired.  My undereye circles sympathize.

      • jilly_d

        I think she’s finally grown to look like a woman, not the 17-year-old we were accustomed to seeing.  Ol’ Brit hasn’t had it easy the last few years, and while I don’t count myself among her fans, it’s nice to see her looking like she has some character rather than like an airbrushed Barbie head.

      • Le_Sigh

        Bad eye contouring makeup – it makes them look way more deep-set than they are.

        • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

          We’re not makeup experts by any stretch, but it always looks to us like her eye makeup overemphasizes the crease in her lid and it doesn’t work for her eye shape.

          • plzidgaf

            http://imageshack.us/a/img6/6818/britneyeye01.jpghttp://imageshack.us/a/img690/7140/britneyeye02.jpg only edit made in those photos is the lightened eye makeup. It makes such a huge difference, right? A stylist needs to sit her down and have an intervention.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

             I’ve always thought her eyes turned down at the outside(like Katie Holmes.  The lighter inner lid along with a defined contour evens them out. 

          • Le_Sigh

            Yes – true.  This time its emphasized b/c of  that weird extra shading done only in the inner browbone – and her brows meet it so its  contouring her face in a slightly different way.  I dunno – she almost sorta looks like Mariah Carey in that last photo.  

            On the Britney curve of looks though, overall, she looks pretty damn good.  I’ll take the slightly awkward face makeup with clean and polished and properly fitted any day.

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

           It’s making her brow look like it’s drooping and I’m sure it’s not, because she’s really not old enough for that.  They needed to go with a more round curve.

        • Pants_are_a_must

          I was wondering why her eyes looked so off. Isn’t this very Cher? Britney Spears doesn’t look like Cher.

        • AnnaleighBelle

          I think that the makeup is also the wrong tone for her.  It looks dusty.  Warmer is better for her, I think…

      • Jenna621

        I had the exact same thought. It really does look like bad/too much makeup.  She is still quite young, if no longer a baby-faced teenager.  Her face looks much better on X Factor.

      • Hell Yes, I Would!

        It looks like some of the close ups have a gray tint to them. The full body shots – her face looks great. The close ups – it looks like a dull gray cast over them (like halloween makeup type coloring)

      • moja31

         wondered the same thing, she looks like a real housewife.

      • AthenaJ

        I know, I almost didn’t recognize her. I can’t tell if it’s just her getting older (as we all are), bad makeup, or if she’s had some work done. Her eyes also look very sad. I think Brit needs an early retirement, cause it doesn’t seem like she’s enjoying much of this anymore.

      • Allyson Wells

        What do you mean? I think her face looks very pretty. I’m not big fan of the dress, but at least it fits. I wish I could have every piece of jewelry Alexis Bittar has ever made!!!

      • imspinningaround

        Her face is fine, but she looks dead in the eyes.  Like she’s got all the life sucked out of her.

    • hillmad

      Her eyes just look so dead…

      • mhleta

        They always do. Even when she’s performing. I wish she could find some joy in her work. 

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        That’s what I first thought when I saw her picture — there’s just no joy or light in her eyes.  I find that very sad. 

    • http://twitter.com/MisterFiq Rafiq Mohamad

      Damn! Brit is giving full on drag face realness.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      Now this, THIS is a great look for Brit.  My only issue, and I can give her a pass on it, is the overuse of extensions.  The tumbling Barbie hair is a bit much. Otherwise, she looks lovely, and really put together.

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

         It’s the extensions that hold it back for me too. Great dress, great cuff, cheap-looking hair.

        • Judih1

          I agree the extensions are too much. Sadly extra long extensions, just like extra large fake boobs are the new norm in Hollywood

        • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

          I’ll never understand how someone with so much money can use such cheap-looking extensions that rarely ever match her hair color.

      • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

         I made a mental note of the extensions too, but decided to ignore them, considering how great the rest of the look is for her.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I really like the Halston-glam, but not over the top. 

      • RebeccaKW

         They aren’t even good extensions.

        I wish she would move to a more natural shade of blond.  Less lemon, more sandy.  Would be so much better with her coloring.

      • twocee

         I’ve never understood the extensions thing, on anyone really.  Perhaps because one of the few natural beauty things I’ve been gifted with is good hair, but I cannot imagine wearing “fake” hair.

        • formerlyAnon

           Oh, I could see adding hair in a hot minute for public appearances – but to me the point of having money for such things is to spend it so they don’t look fake. Um, unless one is into the not-found-in-nature colors, which I admit to liking, sometimes.

      • Pinup Ghoul

        I agree. I’d love to see her change up her classic California Girl look, too. I think something more sleek and classic, maybe shorter, would be a great look for her. She has such a pretty face, the panorama of bright yellow waves just distracts from that.

      • VeryClaire

        And the ends are YELLOW.

    • call_me_schmeg

      huzzah!

    • Jonas Claude Laurente

      Her makeup made her look like a man. Horrible

      • Paigealicious

         I thought mannish makeup, too. The dress looks great, though.

    • hyperionic

      Hmm. Not a big fan of the shape on her. Feels like it was designed for someone skinnier and flatter. Like Keira Knightley. 

    • prettybigkitty

      She’s morphing into a housewife.  Hillbillie Housewives would be a good show.   Honey Boo Boo meets the Real Housewives.

      • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

        I think Honey Boo Boo meeting the Real Housewives could signal the end of times.

    • kikisayshi

      She finally looks her age.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Correct length but something is wrong with the hem.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1180174329 Elizabeth Phillips

      The fit is terrific.  I think she’d look even better if it were the perfect shade of off-white for her.

    • Teri Brinson

      She does look attractive here if tired. I bet a lot of the reason this look works is because we can’t see the inevitable booties she has on under that gown.

    • BazoDee

      Her make-up is HORRID – WTH??? neck down + hair is a WERQ tho. 

    • mbelchic

      Yeah, she looks good for her, but she looks so OLD-

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gabriella M

      It’s pretty, but I just want to give her a bottle of water and wipe off half the makeup on her face. It’s looking a little caked on which is making her look tired. 

    • schadenfreudelicious

      A big improvement for Brit overall.  Her hair does remind me of this doll I had as a child however; you could yank it out of a hole in the top of her head to make it longer..as i recall was that exact color and texture….

      • http://twitter.com/MajorBedhead MajorBedhead

         The Chrissy doll! I had one of those, too, til my rotten little sister chopped her hair off.

        • schadenfreudelicious

          yes!! i had forgotten her name, i am sure my brother did the same thing with mine!

        • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

          I adored my Chrissy doll.  And my burgeoning fashion sense prompted me to hand-sew lots of clothes for her.

        • http://CallMeJane.com/ CallMeJane

           I haven’t thought about my Chrissy doll in decades – thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

      She looks great – except her face is completely unrecognizable!

      ETA: And she looks crazy uncomfortable to be there.

    • nannypoo

      While I don’t think her makeup is perfect, it’s a great improvement over the usual for her. On the X-factor she looks blurry and sort of damp. She doesn’t have great skin and her smile never involves her whole face. The problem with this makeup job, though, is that she doesn’t look like herself. I can’t quite decide who I thought it was, but Britney Spears would not have come to mind.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

      it’s so nice to see her looking good, does my heart happy

    • kolokOlchik

      She looks scared and sad.

      • Chantelle James

        She does. It’s hard to see that, because I want to believe that if she’s there, she’s happy…. but that’s simply not true. 

      • Anathema_Device

         I think she looks really tired.

      • call_me_schmeg

        she doesn’t look *quite* as uncomfortable as she’s looked in the recent past. unfortunately for her, i think we can all recall the bubbly “i’m just so happy to be here!” years and now she seems… disconnected. i imagine i’d feel the same way if everybody knew all my shit and were thinking, “there’s britney. remember when she totally lost it?” i’m not a fan of her music of general persona, and i don’t want to say i pity her, but… her discomfort makes me feel embarrassed for her. 

        • kolokOlchik

          I don’t pity her but I sympathize.  No matter the millions and the fame, it is probably very tough to be her.
          Makes me think of an episode that South Park did on her, where she shot herself in the head and people were still taking pictures and were all up in her business.  I wonder if she wishes she could just fade into obscurity sometimes. 

          • BrooklynBomber

            I think it must be very hard for someone whose entire career was built on being a teenager to transition into adulthood. It’s not that she became successful as a teenager; it’s more like being a teenager was her career.

            • call_me_schmeg

              this is spot-on. 

    • MamaKambo

      I read the title of the link and audibly gasped!  I could not believe that she would ever be considered for a WERQ. I’ve been a fan for a long time and her life has been so sad.  It makes me happy to see her out looking like a respected adult.  Now if only the smile reached her eyes…

    • claudemtl777

      She looks like debbie Gibson

    • http://twitter.com/Nancer Nancer

      Am I the only one who thinks she looks like she needed more support under that dress?

      • Anathema_Device

         Heh, just posted the same thing.

    • B_C_J

      Not loving the fit of the dress below the bust. It falls straight down from there and adds a lot of volume to a woman who clearly has a lovely figure. Perhaps one size smaller would have been better.  However, overall she looks very nice even though I think the make up is a bit heavy and the hair extensions are just too obvious.

    • Janet B

      Britney look terrific.  I had hoped that her style might evolve while she’s on the X Factor, maybe it’s happening.

      Extensions are evil.

    • MilaXX

      It’s definitely an improvement. A BIG improvement for her, but the extensions are a little too yellow, and the hem while at the right length, looks like it needs to be pressed. The makeup is great though and I like the idea of the dress. Great look, just not a WERQ for me.

    • kschwarting

      I’m not totally enthralled with the dress’ shininess–it seems to be making her look a little wide when she clearly isn’t, particularly in the second photo.

    • Anathema_Device

      I think her boobs need support, but I’ll sign off on this werq. She looks chic and not the least bit tacky…well except for the yellow hair, but Brit’s gotta be Brit.

    • Jessi03

      It’s a huge step forward for Brit Brit, but what’s going on with the makeup?  Is it just the weird lighting and odd-colored backdrop that’s making her look so grey?  

    • MoHub

      Never thought I’d see WERQ and Britney Spears in the same banner, but you’re right.

    • MarissaLG

      Ummm…She looks…well rested. 

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      The makeup is a bit crazy around the bridge of her nose, but overall it’s quite flattering. The hair looks better than it has in recent memory. The dress is both sexy and flattering to her figure, which is a balance she rarely strikes, and the cuff is a great piece of punctuation. She looks good. Well done, Brit.

    • formerlyAnon

      Halston is **Halston** for a reason. Props to whomever realized that this one would stand or fall on proper fit.

      As others have noted, the fakey cheesy-looking hair isn’t up to the rest of the look, but I won’t contest the WERQ.

    • mhleta

      She could have used a bit more color in her face, but I agree with the WERQ. I’m so glad to see her dress with a bit of elegance and dignity. 

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

      Credit for not wearing (another) itsy bisty Herve Ledger.  It’s a step up for her for sure.  She looks so tense though, ease up a bit dear. 

    • PeggyOC

      The extensions are terrible, and I’d actually like it to be a tiny, tiny bit more nipped at the waist, but yes, you’re right.  She looks fabulous and deserves tons of positive reinforcement for going simple and classy.  

    • Rachel Council

      OMG, is that a natural smile? Maybe not a WERQ from me because her eye makeup continues to be terrible, but very close! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=632160840 Michael Blake Buehring

      AWE, YOU GUYS! consider my pearls unclutched from yesterday!

    • bringbackbeatles

      She looks healthy and happy. Think she could hae used a teensy bit of color on the lips, but otherwise she looks great. The dress looks beautiful against her skin tone and fits like a dream. Love the earrings, not so much the bangle, and even love the hair, which I normally wouldn’t. It’s just great to see her looking so great after the rough times she went through.

    • BrooklynBomber

      She looks like a grown up. Maybe a grown up going to her company’s annual holiday party, but a grown up nevertheless. Brava.

    • moja31

      eh she looks pretty good for her, but it’s nothing to write home about.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1589131702 Jenna Gordon

      this girl has got some dead eyes. it doesn’t matter what she wears because she always looks like she would rather be anywhere but where she is. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erin-Hines/620149309 Erin Hines

      That bracelet! Love, love, love! 

    • http://www.facebook.com/bert.keeter Bert Keeter

      HALSTON? From what re-incarnation? It is definetly NOT vintage. Maybe the new and reivised for the 20th time HALSTON company? I feel she looks thick in bust area…dress could shape better there. Otherwise ok…just ok. Question…has she had and work done on her nose or chin? Looks different somehow.

      • formerlyAnon

        I was hoping you’d comment, given your knowledge of Halston.

    • marahe

      Is that a scar on her arm in the bracelet pic? It looks suspiciously like a cutting scar…

    • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

      Wow.  She looks more comfortable than I’ve ever seen her — she has some aging on her face and she hasn’t mutilated it to get rid of it, she isn’t stuffing herself into something too tight or too attention-seeking, she seems actually happy.  Good for her.

    • SapphoPoet

      She looks lovely, age-appropriate, and healthy. Go Brit!

    • Tatiana Luján

      Werq? Her hair and makeup are pure Real Housewives. Neck down: Werk. Neck up: uggggh!

    • jmorino08

      Funny, she looks like a Real Housewife to me… and at least 10 years older than she actually is.

      • alyce1213

        I thought so, too. Real Housewife of O.C.

    • jw_ny

      The too blonde & mermaid extensions, the caked on makeup (looks kinda grey to me), the saggy boobs and poor fit of the dress in that area…nope.  I can’t see a werq at all.  

      I do really like the bracelet tho.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kanewatkins Kane Watkins

      Wow! Debbie–excuse me, Deborah Gibson looks amazing!

      Although the odd slope of the darkest of her eye shadow hues is bordering on Leeza-Gibbons-infomercial territory…

    • http://twitter.com/lenabena_ Elena

      Makeup is off/draggy? But she does look better than some of her more recent appearances.

    • nancylee61

      This young woman touches me, because she came back from the brink. Her family did the right thing, putting her in a real psychiatric hospital, UCLA. Lindsay Lohan should be so lucky.

      I think she looks lovely, just older than we are used to. Her eyes may be sad, because she has seen a lot. I think childhood fame is toxic to most poeple

    • Pants_are_a_must

      I don’t think she calls any shots anymore about her red carpet looks. Her stylist needs to sit down with her make up artist and have that talk.

    • frannyprof

      I can’t with that hair. Yes, the gown fits, but this is not a WERQ.

    • ChelseaNH

      Something about the eye makeup is making her look older than she is, for once.  Because she’s 30 and looks 40.  But then, she looks like a fabulous 40, which is way better than she usually manages.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      She looks good, but I wouldn’t have guessed her to be Britney.

    • Imasewsure

      I don’t like it much except for the side shot that shows the back which is pretty. Still much improved – except the Real Housewives hair that many have mentioned of course… until Hollywood grows out of it, we’re stuck with it I guess….

    • snarkykitten

      woah woah woah she looks like Cher

    • melanie0866

      One quibble:   she should have had the dressmaker sew in some support, because her girls look low and lopsided.

    • fiestyfashionfem

      Yay!!!! I have an irrational and motherly love for Britney and I want her to succeed and be happy so bad.  It’s Britney, bitches!!!

    • sherrietee

      She looks awesome?  I’m 43 and I look younger than she does.  The woman needs a nap, a shitton of moisturizer and needs to avoid alcohol and cigarettes like whoa.  Just … wow.

      • DCSheehan

        Living hard, it’ll get you in the end.

    • Annabelle Archer

      I want, so badly, for Britt to be healthy and happy.  I don’t need her to look like her 17 year old self, but really, this make up is doing her a great disservice.  She’s wearing a lovely gown with a better than decent fit and all I can think is she looks like someone else entirely.  Deborha (sp?) Gibson, perhaps?  It’s distracting and detracting from a should be highly successful fashion moment. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J2VE4NE2FY2BP4QD2XOYKJGLPI Laura

      Crazy! She’s wearing a dress that goes below her knees! She looks awesome

    • Trisha26

      The gown is fine. She just looks so weary around the eyes, her complexion seems to have a gray-ish cast. She’s looked like this on every ep of X-Factor so far. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y3OY6COEVBS2STNCUNIRZ3COUE Claudia

      She looks like Britney Spears’s beautiful mother.  Britney, take a nap – pronto!

    • http://www.facebook.com/aboutelle Ashleigh Boutelle

      why does her face look like a completely different person ?? Is it just the “smokey eye”?

    • http://twitter.com/ann_bagley Ann Bagley

      The extensions are horrific, but other than that she looks FANTASTIC!  So glad to see her in something other than daisy dukes!

    • aumerle9

      The dark shade in her eyelid crease is making her look like Cher!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/aboutelle Ashleigh Boutelle

      oh, and that bracelet is AMAZING

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        i would kill for that bracelet.

    • LauraWL

      She really does look nice, doesn’t she. I mean its very Housewives of Orange County, but at least that aesthetic is something removed from her normal too-tight and too-short dresses trope. 

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Good on her for changing it up a bit.  Even she’s got to be weary of bandage dresses by now!

    • neofashionista

      she looks great like almost too good like a drag queen version of herself, maybe it is the hints of dark eye shadow not sure but something is very unbrittanyish about these photos

    • Lisa Kramp

      Gorgeous dress and jewelry, but what’s with the 40 year old makeup? She looks my age and she’s what, just 30?

      • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

        she’s had a hard life.

    • thecitysleeps

      I hate the dress, like hate.  

    • l_c_ann

      She looks pretty and age appropriate.  I hope she felt really good and understood how this is a better way to go.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Clydette-Wantland/673315286 Clydette Wantland

      It’s so nice to see her is something not pulled tight across her middle and cut up to her ho-ha.  Maybe she’s growing up finally?

    • http://frankbettecenter.org/ sleah_in_norcal

      it is great to see her looking sane and sober, relatively.  it’s amazing that she even survived those bad times.  i agree with others, however, who have said this doesn’t look like her.  you have to really look to get a hint of brit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/unefeeverte Anna Steiner

      I don’t know, I somehow think she looks like a wax figure of herself. There is something weird or at least unfamiliar about her face.

    • alyce1213

      Sure it fits, but it’s matronly and ugly, and ages her about 15 years.  Her hair (?) is ridiculous.

      • margaret meyers

        I’m with you.  She makes me sad.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B3CIEK7XAS3YKAAKFJFMIIKC4I Nacogdoches

      Poor thing.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MLJGWC4T6AO6XW7NHN3CB42QHI Brittany and Jordan

      She looks more & more like her mama everyday.

    • http://theargiehome.blogspot.com/ Gus Casals

      Love the bangle.

    • loy phillips

      What a huge difference and a valuable lesson – thanks.

    • Rebecca Jay

      She looks like Marla Maples, especially in the last picture.

      Nice dress.  Cheap, Claire’s-looking jewelry.

    • Presumptuous Insect

      What the hell happened to her face??? I wouldn’t have recognized her.

    • Kristin McNamara

      NOW it looks like her again. 

    • Rrroza

      darn. link won’t work for me…doesnt load. 

      • Kristin McNamara

        Go to the link and backspace the word “The” off the end of it. It should just end in .jpg

      • plzidgaf

        yeah the formatting was off but it should work now.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

      Damn!  Judith Light never ages!

    • DylanCurtis

      Holy bad-makeup-artist Batman!

    • Presumptuous Insect

      She has Cindy Crawford dead eyes.

    • Zippypie

      The dress looks great.  Her vacant dead eyes, not so much.

    • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

      Oh the scars on her arm – so sad.  After watching X-Factor I gotta say I can’t keep my eyes off her and I love that she has no filter and is so brutally honest. I think she’s basically a very misunderstood person, kind of like Marie Antoinette and I say without a trace of irony or snark (read Antonia Fraser’s book “Marie Antoinette: the Journey” and you will see what I mean.)

    • margaret meyers

      NO:  blanket of hair extensions, bad neckline for her, face borrowed from someone else.

    • Mexxoo

      Why do I keep seeing Felicity Huffman?  >.<

    • guest2visits

      I was surprised by this tasteful, classic look for Brit; and it wasn’t too tight.  It would have been nicer with a back, then it
      would have simply been a pretty gown instead of advertising.

    • ziarah

      Except she looks like she’s 50. 

    • Susan Carley Oliver

      She looks like such a *grownup* here. And I love it!

    • http://twitter.com/anywhoo Leigh David

      Totally grading on a curve! Yes, it fits. And she didn’t pull a “Wonder Woman” with double cuffs. But her hair? 

    • lucasuk82

      I love everything but the eight pounds of fake hair.  A low chignon or ’40s waves in a less brassy color would make this a jaw dropper.  I actually like the eye makeup, it’s very Sharon Tate.

    • MaryAtRealityTea

      I feel like the make-up has a grayish tint. It’s probably the light, but it’s a little night of the living dead! 

    • lrhoff

      She looks almost adult-like….I’m so impressed.  Hopefully, it will continue!

    • MissAmynae

      Well done, Gryffindor!!

    • thehousesparrow

      It’s a makeup trick and the problem is, it doesn’t match her face shape and doesn’t photograph well for her. If she wants to try inner eye shadows, she should go with a far lighter color. She’s trying to simulate natural shadow under her eyes, but those inner shadows would not be that dark naturally–go with rose or dusty lavender instead, maybe.

    • quiltrx

      Beautiful dress, and she looks clean at least.

      But that is WEIRD makeup.  She looks photoshopped, except she’s just standing there having her picture taken.  Bizarre.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607533596 Nancy Degener

      While I appreciate the not-skin-tight aspect and the proper hem, this gown is making her look shapeless and doing her figure and her bustline no favors. Not sure a “not a total trainwreck” qualifies as a WERQ moment unless you are just trying to offer encouragement in this general direction.

    • tsid2012

      Britney Spears + “WERQ” in the same sentence is surely one of the signs of the coming apocalypse, no?  I jest because I love….. the dress.  It really does look great on her and she seems quite pulled together here.  I would say she looks just a tad “mature” for her age, I would look at this pic and think “That is one really great looking 40 yo.” But she looks good.

    • http://twitter.com/JohnBWitty John Witt

      I saw the thumbnail for this pic and thought, “Huh Tory Burch? Why would TLo write about Tor…BRITNEY???”

    • Candigirl1968

      Whoever helped Brit with this needs to be her permanent stylist.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pix-Lee/653502929 Pix Lee

      I thought this was one of the House Wifes of where-ever.

    • bitterk

      Not a fan of the dress but her makeup looks better than it has in quite some time.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/NoFun-Angie/1002886920 NoFun Angie

      She’s getting old(er), this is what she needs- adult and still sexy, not Louisiana trailer park. Granted she looks a wee bit older than 31 (32?), but it’s a step in the right direction. Some tweaks, and she will conquer soft, sexy and age appropriate and put that Christina to shame (not the right direction, Christina girl!!!).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1140949554 Rania Neddoff

      i think that hair & all that makeup make her look like an old whore.  sorry.