Selena Gomez in Dolce&Gabbana

Posted on November 28, 2012

Miss Selena, we knew Cher. Cher was an icon of ours. And you, Miss Selena…

Selena Gomez attends the 9th Annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball in a Dolce&Gabbana gown paired with a Judith Leiber clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Judith Leiber Laser-Cut Velvet Clutch

… are no Cher.

But hey, points for trying, girl. More young ladystars should get in touch with their inner Chers, don’t you think?


[Photo Credit: Janet Mayer/, Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images,]

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  • TheLaurenJean

    She’s not Cher, but man does she look good! Snaps for trying something different!

    • siriuslover

      I agree completely! See what getting rid of the Biebs did for her?!? You Go, Selena!

      • …they are still together. I’m sad with myself that I know this….

        • siriuslover

          I thought they broke up two weeks ago. Well, maybe she’s looking at him in the rear view mirror… she still looks great here.

        • glennethph

          They’re back together.  I was weirdly sad when I heard they’ve broken up and now, I have to process it all over again. Haha…

    • jmorino08

       Totally agree!!

  • zenobar

    Aww, she looks pretty.  Big points for not defaulting to black…that cocoa color is lovely with her complexion.

    • zenobar

       …wait, is that black?  A bad washed-out black, or a sheer-over-flesh black that’s making it look brown?

      Please pardon my waffling.  I’m old and confused.

    • lovelyivy

       It’s not you, it’s the lighting. In some of the pics this looks brown, but in the better ones you can see that it’s black.

      • zenobar

        Yep, I realized that after I exited this post, came back and looked with a fresh eye.  What an unfortunate, cheap black fabric.  It could have been interesting if the fabric was actually brown.

  • That dress looks so cheap. And she is too young and too white bread to try pulling off that kind of look.

  • LuisaNL

    that is one ugly dress.

  • Dot

    So overdesigned. I just want to rip out those thigh encircling panels on the skirt.

    • V V

       Panels like that always remind me of muscle anatomy diagrams. Shudder.

  • Judy_J

    She looks like a little girl playing dress-up with a gown she found in grandma’s attic.

  • Puck Thornton

     I like the idea of the dress, but the dull black panelling is ugly and looks badly constructed.

  • greyhoundgirl

    Case of the dress wearing her.

  • I wished all the blacks matched and they had cut back on the gold sequin situation.  This is just too much dress for her. 

  • She looks nice and it fits her well – for the most part – but it’s not exciting in the least.

  • Um, I like the cocktail ring. 

  • she needs lipstick – a marvelous mouth would have enhanced this dress.

  • Imasewsure

    This just emphasizes how very young she is. Dress would look better (I think) without the train… would also look better on her mom or grandma (who should be played by Cher in the movie version of her life of course)

  • Man, the email at D&G must be flooding with requests to borrow this collection’s looks.  How many ladystars have we seen wearing them, thus far? Selena looks good, though the dress needs a more precise fit, here and there.

  • Is it just me or does that dress look cheap? ugh. The D & G is just not doing it for me.
    On the up side, this girl cannot help but look cute and she does the look proud. I agree, getting in touch with one’s inner Cher – without having too much skin showing – is both a trick and a worthy pursuit.

  • alyce1213

    I don’t dislike this on her, it’s a very cool dress.  I have some quibbles with the proportion of the shapes on her; if it were made “for her” as were Cher’s outfits, it would look better.

  • 3boysful

    I think this dress needs a taller gal with more presence and a brighter lip.

    Santa can bring me that clutch, please.  It’ll look so good with my workout togs when I hit the Harris Teeter.

  • TieDye64

    Cher she ain’t, but I think she looks gorgeous. The big hair may be a bit much, though.

  • miagain

    That dress does not look like and expensive, couture dress… it just doesn’t!

  • kimmeister

    Great little clutch.

  • Sobaika

    This is borderline werq for me, although I’m not loving her makeup and a few teeny dress details. But she looks pretty fabulous.

  • She’s still too baby-faced for this look, but points for trying.

  • I think this would have suited Helen Mirren much more than the ones she’s chosen, although I know ladies of a certain age often don’t go for the bare arms.

  • OK, but I want that bag. I want it hard.

  • neofashionista

    I give her credit because this is just so much better than her previous appearance in the hat and baggy clothes that was post SHOWmance breakup with Bieber

  • l_c_ann

    Little girl dressing up in her (seldom mentioned in the family) Great Aunt’s favourite vamp dress from the 40’s.

  • shirab

    Why is this ring-finger-nail-is-a-different-color a trend? I don’t get it. Seems very junior high. Especially when a pale color is deployed for contrast (Anne Hathaway did the same thing not long ago), making it look like the nail got ripped off or is covered with a Band-Aid.

  • Love the Clutch.

  • Tatiana Luján

    I like this. 

  • decormaven

    Hon, you need to grow about three inches in length, and earn some more stripes on the RC, before attempting this look. This needs some serious hair, and a lot of oomph, to push it into WERQ territory. But the clutch is loverly! 

  • clevRcat

    Whenever I see her I think, “wait now… which one is she?”

  • Laylalola

    I’d be shocked if Selena was going for anything Cher or if even has a real grasp of Cher’s style, etc. — I mean the kid was born circa 1995 or so, wasn’t she?

  • Lilithcat

    She looks like a kid playing dress-up.

  • T – small typo? Should “get in tough” be “touch”?

  • A little more polished hair and this might have worked. not too bad. Cool dress and flattering. 

  • If I win the lottery tonight, I can get that clutch!!

  • MzzPants

    Cher wouldn’t have had a lining.

  • BeaDee

    This is the Cher to channel, not sheer lace pantsuit Cher… *cough* KStew *cough*

  • Dagney

    Maybe I am writing this I love great arms on a lady, but I think she could pull this off if she had a more “fit” appearance.  I mean, she is obviously a tiny gal, but that dress needs to be framed by some shoulder and bicep definition.  

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    As Tim Gunn would say “That’s a whole lot of look.”  Personally, I think she is just too baby-faced to pull something like this off.

  • this is a weirdly backwards criticism, but she looks way too fresh for this dress.
    only a gal with a fuckton of plastic surgery can pull this off.

    nice clutch, tho.

  • B_C_J

    This is a dress for a woman who has lived 10 years more than this pretty, young woman.  However, to her credit, it fits quite nicely. The hair style is questionable.  Her clutch is beautiful

  • Beautiful dress!

  • TSkot

    Why the assumption she’s trying to be Cher?

  • CarolinLA

    Did anyone see Shania’s imitation of Cher on The New Normal last night?  I love that character and that actress is so game.  She was spot on for a 9-year-old singing Half-Breed.

  • quiltrx

    It’s a pretty great dress…but I’m not sure she has the balls to pull it off, so to speak.  And the fit is weird in the thighs.

  • librarygrrl64

    It’s not bad, but I think this is a gown for someone taller.

  • frankystein123

    I’m not big on her supposed musical “talents”, but she does know how to class it up.

  • pulpytomato

    There must have been a Morticia Addams theme at this event. I probably would like both looks (Selena and Katy) better if this were a Halloween party.

  • Sweetvegan

    This dress looks great on her! She needs completely different makeup for this dress, but the dress is perfect on her!

  • formerlyAnon

    I’ll give it to her on this one. She can’t help that she’ll never be statuesque, and a girl sometimes just wants to give it a shot.

  • MilaXX

    Not earth shattering, but a decent look.

  • Sara LaBatt

    Wow what an unflattering dress.  Makes her tiny on top and broad across the thigh area.  Interesting effort, but just not flattering.  More color on the lip would have been a little more dramatic too.  I have nothing nice to say apparently!

  • melanie0866

    LOVE the clutch!!