Nicki Minaj in Hervé Léger

Posted on January 03, 2013

Nicki Minaj at the New Year’s Eve Party at PURE Nightclub in Las Vegas in an Hervé Léger dress paired with Christian Louboutin pumps and Versace jewelry.

Hervé Léger Metallic Bandage Dress

Christian Louboutin Pumps



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  • I mean, at least when she’s completely batshit-crazy it can be fun to look at. This is just boringly vulgar.

    • MoHub

       Definitely missing the cray-cray.

  • Serving up Adult Video Awards realness.

  • Introspective

    its a big old lamé, bleached-blond, horse hooved, havent we seen this before double yawn if you ask me.

  • homofascist

    Baby heads!

    • I think we’re going into toddler territory at this point.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      And they are yearning to be free!   This look is surprisingly subdued for Ms. Minaj, to whom I always look for the ultimate in cray-cray.

    •  Yes, totally though TLo was going to say ” in an Hervé Léger dress paired with babyheads”

  • OhDoogs

    This outfit says to me “Niki Minaj on New Year’s Eve”.  Oh wait… it’s not a punchline, just a statement of fact? I’m bored.

  • that…huh.  i actually kind of like it?  i mean we’re judging things on the nicki minaj scale which is permanently tipped towards cray cray.  but that kind of fits her better than most things i’ve seen on her.  she did it better than xtina at least.

    • barbarienne

       My exact reaction. It’s super-tight, but it fits. There’s little or no boob-overhang, and the tightness-wrinkles across the hips are well camouflaged by the fabric’s horizontal texture.

      My only complaint might be that her makeup and hair get a little dragish, but given her occupation, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    She totally hangs out with Christina Aguilera, let’s be honest.

    • random_poster

      Exactly! Looks like she shopped in her closet.

    • AnaRoW

      I was actually thinking this was the result of spending too much time around Mariah.

  • I think she looks SMOKING HOT. Plus, I’m from and currently still live in Las Vegas and this is PERFECT for a Vegas nightclub NYE party.

    • Margaret Riley

       Absolutely agree. Remember the venue: she looks perfect. And actually less crazy than usual…so win?

    • jenno1013

      THANK YOU.  Totally smoking hot.  This is not a question of taste.  Her babyheads are perfectly symmetrical and the rest of her is slammin’ and absolutely right for the time and place.  Maybe could have rethought the lipstick, though.

      • this is not a question of taste?  it’s ALWAYS a question of taste.  it’s just that, with nicki minaj, there aren’t necessarily any answers.

      • kschwarting

        I think that might be MAC lipstick for which she was in the ads…perhaps she’s contractually obligated to wear it.

  • crash1212

    Perfect in every way for New Year’s in Las Vegas.

    • coffeeandshoes

      Then remind me to never, ever spend New Year’s in Las Vegas.

      • stubbornthoughts

        I used to live and work in the Vegas nightclub scene, and what Nicki is wearing is relatively conservative compared to what all the other chicks sport. I mean, her hemline is closer to her knees than to her ass. That’s like spotting a unicorn on the Strip.

        • crash1212

          My brother lived in Vegas for years and I had the misfortune to visit him during NYE…the things I can’t “unsee” still give me nightmares!

      • crash1212

         That was exactly what I was getting at!

    • I think she looks amazing – the only thing I have an issue with is the blonde wig and the lipstick shade. Other than that, though, it’s fabulous and event-appropriate, and shows off her INCREDIBLE body.

  • tereliz

    I feel like Nicki is kind of… beyond a bandage dress, if you know what I mean. It’s just too… normal. And she looks a little dated to me. The whole thing seems a little done to death and boring as hell on her. If the lady wants to dress up for New Year’s, can’t she do better than a bandage dress?

    • PastryGoddess

      Exactly, she is Nicki “I wear my ribs outside my body” Minaj.  If this was [insert bland boring singer] it would be a knock out of the park.  But Nicki can do sooo much better than this

    • MilaXX

       It’s half and half. Nicki does ocasionally do “normal” looks, but this is half normal and half OTT which is why the look is so off balance.

    • filmcricket

      Agreed. I thought bandage dresses were over at least 3 years ago, no?

      That said, on the Minaj Scale, she looks decent.

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Nicki, you’re better than this!  This is a Red Carpet 101 outfit and you’re normally at the level of postgraduate seminars on Fashion Trolling!

  • Vlasta Bubinka

    Aguillera hair
    tight seventies wallpaper
    breasts explode soon

    • gabbilevy


  • I think she looks fandamntastic. Wouldn’t work on most folks, yes…but over the top on the Minaj is gorgeous!

  • In the words of the immortal Dolly Parton “It costs a lot of money to look this cheap”. 

    • Judy_J

      Gotta love Dolly Parton.

      • mjude

        dolly i totally “get”

  • Imasewsure

    Agree that it looks perfectly fine and hot enough for NYE in Las Vegas for sure. Don’t like the hair and makeup though

  • MissMariRose

    I wish the bandage dress would just die already.

  • Imasewsure

    Oh and although I hate the babyheads, the dress looks so much better on her than on the model!! 

    •  Now see, I had the exact opposite reaction, to me, the dress looks so much better on the model than on Nicki.

  • She looks like she raided Cristina Aguilera’s dress and wig closet.

  • mjude

    bitter kittens i just dont “get her” at all. 

  • AuntieAnonny

    This is so Real Housewives, I hate it, but my god does it show off her awesome figure.

  • Zooey

    Given her rivalry with Mariah Carey, this looks awfully Mimi of her…..

  • MilaXX

    Okay considering this  is  Nicki we are talking about, I’d atually like this if she had a better wig on. However, clearly sitting next to Mimi is rubbing off. This is the second titacular look I’ve seen her wear in the past week.

    I’m almost embarrassed to admitt I like that Versace cuff & ring, but I do.

    • tereliz

      That cuff and ring are right on the verge of being gaudy, but I’d wear the shit out of them. Just maybe not on the same day… 😉

      Totally agree about the wig. I think that’s what’s really dragging this look down. 

    • formerlyAnon

      I would like the cuff and ring if they didn’t have a man’s name engraved on them. That smacks of a claim being staked that offends, even though it’s the corporate name, and not a boyfriend’s. Or a pet owner’s. Or . . .

      ETA: I know this is my baggage on display, not what was intended.

  • I really kinda love this.

  • From the neck down, it’s…fine. If it has been her black wig with with the straight bangs, I would have actually loved it- i hate that washed out blonde wig she rocks. 

  • Judy_J

    Very Vega$.

  • Monday1900

    Looks like she should be on RuPaul’s Drag Race.

    •  It’s funny, now when I see a bandage dress, my mind immediately jumps to Sharon Needles!  NM needs a gold syringe to complete this look!

  • She just looks flat out awful.

  • LipstickForPigs

    These bandage dresses need to just stop. 

  • I think what this really is is a smack in the face to designers who only make dresses for women without boobs. It’s hysterical to look at the model, which is what the designer thought would make his dress look great, and then to look at the reality. What did Leger think this dress would look like when you put it on a grown-up? It’s not Minaj who makes the dress look vulgar. It’s was a cheap-looking dress from day 1 and the designer tried to disguise that by putting on a sexless twelve year old.

    That said, she looks like a hot stripper. Which is fine, if that’s her thing. And yeah, Vegas, on New Year’s. Leger’s been making stripper-wear for years so I guess that’s his thing, too.

    • I don’t think that is fair – those bandage dresses suit a surprisingly wide range of figures and can look absolutely amazing on girls with boobs. Just not this particular example.

    • BrooklynBomber

      Reality?! There’s nothing reality about any of this.

  • Darling NIcki, I can hear your boobies crying from one state and two days away. 

  • SewingSiren

    If anyone was ever born to wear a solid gold bandage dress it was Nicki Minaj. Yep. Her and Dolly Parton. That’s about it. 

    PS If it’s not 24 karat , it ought to be.

  • Jennifer Coleman

    Ol’Nicki looks bored with herself here.

  • PastryGoddess

    I luvs it.  Listen to us complaining that she doesn’t look cracktackular enough

    We Bitter Kittens are demanding aren’t we

  • I love it. I think this is a personal best. Am I crazy?

  • Disappointing. She usually looks so much more interesting than this. She just looks shiny here…

  • BrooklynBomber

    Well, if that’s the look she wanted, she certainly got it.

  • Joyce VG


  • VicksieDo

    I hate the head treatment en toto, but the rest is looking good~~~

  • Kenisha Hill Phillips

    *knocks the lipstick out of her hand and kicks it into the gutter*

  • Well wrap me up in some cellophane and called it a day!

  • Please, T and Lo! Can we have some close ups of celebrity nails? These look AMAZING!

  • bertkeeter

    Tranny…Post op?

  • If Nicki went out on the street without makeup and a wig (I hope that’s a wig…) and in regular people clothing, would anyone recognize her?

    • filmcricket

      I have heard, and this may just be all talk, that when Minaj started out she basically dressed “normal” – which is a sliding scale in the music business I realize – and couldn’t get anyone to pay attention to her. Cut to: dressing like all the Muppets at once, and she’s got a career. Again, not sure if this is true, but if it is, it says something about the position of women in the music industry, doesn’t it?

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    She’s kind of rocking, it, really. If you accept the whole “trying to look like Barbie” as fait accompli. Most of the women who wear these dresses don’t look half as good. 

  • l_c_ann

    I admit I’m tired (from watching too much football too late at night).
    So you’ll understand why I read the comments that I thought were talking about bondage dress instead of bandage.  And it was believable to be either way.

  • The looks halfway decent. As decent as Nicki Minaj can look, anyway.

  • Louise Bryan

    I think this looks rather conservative, considering the celeb being reviewed.

  • The dress itself is alright, which is already saying a lot. But the dress + shoes + hair + jewelry + babyheads + makeup is just TOO trashy for me.

  • Verging on personal best.  I mean, what do you expect Nicki Minaj to look like while attending a NYE party at a nightclub in Vegas? Just so.

  • Rachel Levine

    Her body clearly looks amazing in that dress.  I think her usual colorful wardrobe suits her better than the gold here but the overall effect is fine.  Her face on the other hand, is dragalicious. 

  • amf0001

    well,  the dress looks better on her than on the model, but I agree,  she could have gone crazier than this… this is too normal and not interesting enough for her.

  • Chadge

    Only Nicki Minaj can rock an outfit like *this*, but leave me saying “Meh, clearly she didn’t have time to change for the party after she got done picking up groceries.”

  • margaret meyers

    From the neck down she’s traveling a certain celebrity road OK.  The roadblock is the hair and make-up, which is clown time.

  • Tony Neal

    She looks like cheap imitation Jujubee.

  • Hate the jewelry, love the waist-hip ratio.  My tits are cringing in sympathy, though.

  • Melissa Urbanski

    I could take or leave the dress but I WANT her shapewear.

  • Every single piece is tacky. Well done!!

  • quiltrx

    I’m guessing that, across the room, Christina is fuming because she’s wearing the EXACT same get-up.

  • SatelliteAlice

    That is so small it looks painful.

  • RzYoung

    I don’t normally comment on this sort of thing but : her boob job is the best I’ve ever seen, they look real

  • Nicki does Donatella.  Love her.

  • ccm800

    who cares?

  • NinjaCate

    I like the dress but the hair and makeup make her look garish 🙁


    TITS!!  GOLD TITS!!!! BIG GOLD TITS!!!!! (There is just no way to ignore them……..)

  • bluefish

    What is it you all love to say?  Of course?  Gold-fingah meets Of Course.  With a dollop of Dolly Parton. Then again, NM does nothing for me ever.

  • guest2visits

    In a way; this is one of her better looks… but it defies explaination as to how or why.

  • snarkykitten

    it’s like she’s dressing up as Christina Aguilera for Halloween

  • At least 2 sizes too small, vulgar, tacky, and embarrassing.  Everything it shouldn’t be, and less.

  • kikisayshi

    This reminds me of the awful purple dress that Xtina wore not too long ago. Plus Nicki brought the twins out for everyone to see. Still, it could be worse. This is Nicki, after all.

  • plinkiedoodle

    Plus leave the babies at home.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Meh. Overdressed and boring.

  • sweetsadness

    He he. Why not?

  • OrigamiRose

    You’d think someone who looked as good as she does in that dress (I mean,for Nicki Minaj, just evaluating the dress, she wears it well) would have the confidence to lose the branded GV ring, necklace and bracelets.  I’ve simply never understood the appeal of billboard accessories.  I get it, you can afford Versace.  No need to wear the name all over your person.

  • Alright, this is actually perfect. It’s New Years, and it’s vegas, and she’s all golden and sparkly. The dress is tight, yes, but she pulls it off. Gives a “second skin” vibe instead of a “strangling my ladybits” one. I think she looks unbelievable. 

  • formerlyAnon

    I personally don’t like the babyhead look, but other than that, the dress is fabulous for Nicki Minaj on New Year’s in Vegas.

    The Versace bracelet creeps me out, though. Like having your boyfriend’s name around your wrist to prove how “taken” you are. Other analogies spring to mind, but that one’s the least offensive.