Vanessa Hudgens at Victoria’s Secret

Posted on November 08, 2012

Like most of Vanessa’s getups, we can’t really sign off on this one, due to our being saddled with the burden of taste:


Vanessa Hudgens (pictured with her boyfriend Austin Butler) attends the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

But we’ve gotta give her props for knowing the venue and dressing accordingly. Where else can a gal get away with a faux leopard coat, knee high boots, and thigh-high leg-warmers than the Victoria’s Secret show?

Why can’t we shake the persistent feeling that she looks like a babysitter who took her charge out for the night? We know he’s legal, but dude looks like an 8-year-old with a hormonal issue.


[Photo Credit: Marco Sagliocco/PR Photos]

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  • schadenfreudelicious

    she obviously got the memo about the theme…”working this corner is really chilly” hooker 

  • MissMariRose

    That actually looks like stuff you can buy from the VS catalog. 

    • Every single piece.

    • Yup.

      I know a woman who worked as a fairly high-end escort and she bought much of her ‘work clothes’ from the VS catalog – typically the super-tight suits, which are kind of like Office Fetish Wear. So if you ever wondered who bought the too-small, too-short, poorly-made suits in the VS catalog, there’s your answer.

  • I feel as though every single time I see her, the first thought that runs through my head is, “What on earth is she thinking?!?!” It’s just wrong on so many levels.

  • I can’t get past that smirk.  Its ruining everything.  And BoyToy does look like he’s twelve.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      I don’t think of it as a smirk;  more of a duckface.  And it makes her look like an idiot whenever she does it.

      • DeborahJozayt

        The dimpled duckface.

      • Vaniljekjeks

         She needs to learn to relax her face. 

    • StellaZafella

       It’s the hair on the boy toy, the last time we saw this hair… Cauley McCaulkin was slapping his father’s after shave on his face in Home Alone.

  • BayTampaBay

    I think she looks great.  Outfit is highly occasion appropriate as TLo stated or actually spot on.  Make-up looks great.

  • The hair and face are MUCH better than usual! 

  • It’s not lace flares, so it’s a win.

    • TieDye64

      Amen to that! Hahaaa.

  • Her black dress looks very on the cheap side. Like, the material is just off.

    And I definitely had to google this Austin fellow cause homeboy looks YOUNG. Well, he’s 21 and Vanessa is 23. Not really rocking the cradle but he looks a good 10 years younger than her. Which leads me back to what I have always believed as of late – that Vanessa is not aging well. At all.

  • The nanny named Fran!

    • Little_Olive

      I “liked” this, but actually I think that’s too much! Fran did it with pizzazz. This is simply cheap. 

      Oh and the boots SO don’t go. 

  • Haha I went to high school with her and had no idea until years later when I saw her picture while flipping through the yearbook looking for somebody else.

  • Delaney Davis

    I…kind of like the leg warmers/tall socks with the boots. 

    Dude has a large head – it almost looks like a mask or something? He’s well-dressed, though.

    • Seems to be all the rage with the gals I see on my Uni campus. This sort of outfit looks like one of the better outfits I’d see every day going to class. I hadn’t considered the look in the context of higher fashion. It’s interesting to get a different view.

    • l_c_ann

      His legs are fearsome skinny, though, and his legs make hers look heavy by comparison.  Never a good thing.

      • DeborahJozayt

        He reminds me of a T-Rex; huge head with really tiny arms and legs.

  • Are those birds circling above? Because all I hear is “cheap! cheap! cheap!”

  • Stefanos Mantyla

    It’s no joke that taste is a burden. I find myself wishing sometimes that I never had it.

  • kimmeister

    I could almost sign off on the outfit if it weren’t for the legwarmers.  What the heck?  Who wears them as the layer between boots and hosiery?  Pffft.

    •  I wear over-knee socks with boots and tights when it is really cold. My dress usually comes down low enough that you can’t really see it though.

      • sweetestsith

         I like tall socks with opaque tights (prefer without, but you know, weather), I think its a cute element that adds a little extra texture/interest when paired with the right outfit. The black dress/sheer black tights/thick black socks looks very silly to me though, it breaks up her body in weird ways.

  • tereliz

    Well, it’s certainly a cute… necklace. 

  • You are burdened with glorious taste.

  • judybrowni

    Stand up straight, girl!

    Lose the legwarmers, and maybe, this works as a cliche Hollywood hipster outfit.

  • charlotte

    I had such a coat when I was 8 years old. Only it was green.

  • “dude looks like an 8-year-old with a hormonal issue.”


  • granddelusion

    She looks great when she actually smiles, but I hate that smirk.

  • I cannot stand that face she makes, especially since she probably thinks it is sexy. It makes her look cheap and dumb. 

  • Lola67

    She dressed up as a Beverly Hills ‘cougar’ for the event?! (my apologies, I dislike the term cougar, but couldn’t come up with a better one at this point in the day).

    • DCSheehan

      She does look like a 40 year old woman here so cougar I’d totally apt.

  • Lisa Kramp

    Somebody’s had too many appletinis!

  • Zippypie

    Get rid of the leg warmers and I’d like this.  Right now, it’s trying too hard to be hip. And the pre-pubescent boy toy isn’t helping.

  • Sans the jacket, that looks like an outfit I would wear to class. Sweater dress, tights, boots. It’s nice to see a young star dress like a normal person, but all of these pieces probably cost more than my entire wardrobe. Step it up girl.
    Also – what is going on with the bottom of her boots? It looks like she stepped in something wet.

  • allisankelly

    I wonder how much of what she has on came from Victoria’s Secret. I loved their catalog for clothes when I was in my 20’s. And funny thing, most of what I wore in my 20’s is now back in style. Too bad I’m no longer in my 20’s.

  • DylanCurtis

    I guess she wanted to stand out against all the skimpily-clad lingerie models by wearing extra layers. Somehow it all came together to look really damn cheap.

  • The child has some taste issues, bless her heart.

  • MilaXX

    What really cracks me up is how smug and sure of herself she looks at all these events. This look is in desperate need of editing. Lose the leg warmers and I’m willing to let the fugly coat slide.

  • Oh lord, he really looks like he’s up past bedtime.  And she’s got perfectly darling cheekbones, but someone really should let her know that duckface + red lipstick = The Joker.  Not the look I imagine she’s after.

  • I’m trying to figure out what exactly she’s doing with her mouth to look that way when she smiles. It’s borderline duck-lips.

  • J MN

    Wellll, she is young and having fun wearing any and every thing.  Honestly compared to most of her getups this is downright pulled together.  

  • Dunno, I think this is cute 🙂 Dressed for the occasion and fun. 

  • decormaven

    I am on board with the necklace, but that’s about it.

  • thecitysleeps

    I can’t wait for her to get off the red carpets for good.  Her boyfriend with his new show is keeping her on, but she just looks desperate.  With this get up included.

  • I do get her confused with the girl dating Justin Bieber, but it’s interesting that they both have boyfriends who resemble infants.

    Her coat is fun.

  • ecallaw1977

    She’s on my irrational hate list.  I just can’t with her.

  • Well, it IS a hooker-themed show isn’t it?  She’s nailed the $250.00 hooker look

  • If the boots had a tighter-fitting calf. As it were, they’re making her legs look all sorts of stumpy. If they weren’t such heavy boots they would have the opposite effect. 

  • LambeeBaby

    She has an Olsen-douche-duckface.

  • mhleta

    Do you know how many Beanie Baby’s had to die to make that coat?? Where’s the outrage??