Jenna Ushkowitz in BCBG Max Azria at the 2013 Trevor Project Benefit

Posted on December 10, 2013

Jenna Ushkowitz attends the ‘TrevorLive LA’ event honoring Jane Lynch at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California in a BCBG Max Azria hlater peplum cutout gown paired with an Ashlyn’d clutch, René Caovilla sandals, and Neil Lane jewelry.





[Photo Credit: Peter West/ACE/]

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  • leahpapa

    I was all out of can’ts even before I got to the shoes.

  • “Mom, can I please were this to Homecoming? The cut outs aren’t too revealing, I promise. Pleassssse?”

    • Qitkat

      Best comment of ‘how times have changed’ I’ve seen on this site. Half a century ago, the entire school, students, faculty, janitors, would have lost their collective minds if some sweet girl had worn this. But I wouldn’t know, no, not me. Damn it, I’m not that old, am I?

      • It’s true. This wouldn’t even bat an eye today. And the hem would be raised too.

      • MK03

        Really? I wore a mostly-backless dress to my senior prom maybetenyearsago and nobody said a word.

        • emilyaGoGo

          Undoubtedly true, as mine had sheer panels (gasp!) in the midsection, also no big deal maybefifteenyears ago…but, not quite the same as “half a century ago.” 😉

          • MK03

            Whoops, I misread that as “half a decade ago.” Yeah, I can imagine that dress codes were a lot more conservative in the 60s…

          • Qitkat

            I lived in Florida, and we were not even allowed to wear shorts to school! No jeans either. Date-challenged me did not get invited, which still stings, to any proms or dances (I was too shy for even Sadie Hawkins), so other BK’s will have to weigh in on what they wore to their proms.

      • conniemd

        Not to mention the tatoos!!!

  • What a sad, sad bodice.

  • marlie

    STOP IT. Stop it with the random cutouts. Stop it with the weirdly high waistline. Stop it with the unflattering peplums. Stop it with the black lace over nude-ish fabric. Just STOP.

    • Saturnine

      Seriously. I was shopping recently for a holiday party dress, and at least half the otherwise eligible dresses (at Bloomindale’s!) had random cut outs. We’re not all (Forever) 21!

  • teensmom99

    Umm, I acutally kind of like it. I thought it’s a fun take on all the stupid lace. Young and venue appropriate. And maybe cut-outs just don’t bother me any more.

    • Clueless_Jock

      I think the dress is kind of cute on her.

    • 3boysful

      I could like the fabric. But not the cutouts and peplum.

    • lunchcoma

      I kind of like it too. The cut outs aren’t my favorite, but I think the dress as a whole is pretty cute.

    • fursa_saida

      My only issue is the way it’s fitting–the cut-outs aren’t sitting flat on her skin. If it weren’t doing that I’d be basically onboard.

  • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

    Pretty dress, pretty makeup, hate the mermaid hair.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    J’adore Ms. Jenna, but the illusion of back fat rolls is never going to be attractive.

  • MilaXX

    I almost like this, but it looks like the bodice isn’t fitted well.

    • Sarah

      Yeah, I think it could be okay if it was fitted better, but I think it would also be just fine without the cutouts. (Extraneousness!!)

  • AzSportsGirl

    Halter Peplum Cutout Lace… that’s a quadruple negative that SOMEONE convinced this poor girl = a positive AND it’s too damnedall. small

    • ashtangajunkie

      I should have read your comment before I posted mine. Great minds and all that!

    • marlie

      The more you say that out loud, the worse it sounds. UGH.

  • jw_ny

    Aside from the peplum and tight fit at her back, I really like this…cutouts and all. I think the halter neckline is very flattering to her, and she looks lovely.

    • kimmeister

      I don’t hate peplums like so many people here seem to, but these particular ones are placed way too high to do any good to anyone.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I want to like this because she’s adorable, but it doesn’t fit properly so I can’t. Also: cutouts, lace, peplum, halter. I don’t know who would put that on.

  • Dress too small. Hair too simple. Makeup too casual. Shoes too matchy (understatement!).

    • kimmeister

      Holy smokes, hadn’t even noticed the lace shoes!

  • Diego!

    It’s on the edge of being tacky but I think she looks great and seems to be enjoying wearing this dress. I approve.

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  • MoHub

    The turnaround is what killed me. No one wants the appearance of back fat, especially if one doesn’t actually have it.

    • marlie

      And no one would have it/the appearance of it if their clothes fit properly in the first place.

  • LipstickForPigs

    She is the leader of my “Starlets who are adorable yet have no CLUE how to dress themselves” pack. She chose a dress that had has crammed every single unflattering trend into one ishy garment.

  • ballerinawithagun

    BCBG used to set the trends, now unfortunately, they are following even the worst.

  • alyce1213

    Not vulgar, but tackytackytacky.

  • decormaven

    A good stylist would not have put this client in such an ill-fitting dress. As others have pointed out, it’s not working at the bodice or in the back in terms of fit. Too bad- she deserves better than this.

  • elemspbee

    It’s incredibly frustrating to see this girl constantly appear as if she does not have a mirror, and not have any friends tell her what is working for her.

    • kimmeister

      Or has only vicious, malevolent friends.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I like it., weird cut-outs and all.

  • HM3

    Honestly, the only things I dislike are the mermaid hair and the cut on the lower back, which seems a bit tight. This is an interesting dress.

  • LeelaST

    A halter. And a peplum. And cut-outs. And a train of cheap black lace. It’s a no for me.

  • EveEve

    harumph. I like it. I don’t see cut-outs. I see wrapped strips, and a peplum that is proportionate and gives the overall silhouette a needed sculptural element. Would have preferred a better fit and an interesting print or brocade instead of lace. But it beats the hell out of all that widows weeds lace that been floofing across the red carpets recently.

  • Imasewsure

    It is a little prom-y but I think she looks cute. Can’t even hate on the mermaid hair

  • MK03

    This is doing absolutely nothing for her. It obliterates her bust and makes her look thick in the waist. Burn that thing and fire the stylist who suggested it.

  • Trickytrisha

    Neck to waist, the dress makes me think of a 13 year old girl who hasn’t quite made it past her “puppy” phase.

  • bingo

    ugh, this new website format is hurting my eyes. what happened to the nice organizational boxes?

  • TweeAsFuck

    Oh, honey, no.

  • demidaemon

    Nice try, but that midsection is doing her no favors. And it’s probably too tight as well.

  • Fred Vaughn

    Not her dress.

  • Jumpingjacks

    she usually wants to dress in clothes that make her look desperate to be edgy, but end up being unflattering.
    This dress works like a charm for her, sure it’s a bit tight boohoo.. but this is a sporty chique which suits her, while being interesting enough for her because of the top.

  • Kent Roby

    Well, I’m just thrilled that she and Amber Riley still look natural and pretty (in spite of the fashion misstep here), unlike costar Naya, who makes me sadder every time I see her.

  • Jacob Bowen

    If this had been a JUMPSUIT I would be on board. I think it would have been a TON chic-er.