Vanessa Hudgens in Hugo Boss at the 2013 amfAR Inspiration Gala

Posted on December 16, 2013

We could get behind this. We don’t mind a little belly skin on the red carpet, so long as it’s deployed somewhat tastefully.

Vanessa Hudgens attends the 2013 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios in Hollywood, California in Hugo Boss.

But texturally speaking, we don’t think the top and the skirt look right together. The proportions work, but we find the lacy bottom paired with the satiny top to be a little on the distracting side. But it’s striking at a glance, we’ll give her that. And her hair and makeup look pretty good. We admit, we’re definitely grading on a curve here, because she’s not always as put together as this – and sometimes veers off the style tracks completely.

[Photo Credit: Parisa/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES, Peter West/ACE/]

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  • Evan

    For her, this is practically a WERQ.

  • Ragnarockette

    Well on the bright side, her hair and makeup look fab.

    • kimmeister

      Her head is as cute as a button.

  • annabelle archer

    It’s a sad state of affairs, when my only real quibble is the mismatched lip/nail combo. Sigh. I wish I could call it a day, but I’m not even close.

    • demidaemon

      My quibbles are pretty much everything except her make-up. So, I guess that means I must upgrade from “quibbles” to “concerns.”

  • sagecreek

    Looking good except for the Vampira Claws.

    • sienna elm

      I’ve noticed a spate of absoluteTALONS on the red carpet lately and it scares me.

      • Constant Reader

        I really detest the talons. I didn’t like them the last time they were in fashion and I don’t like them now.

        In other news, kids, get off my lawn.

  • jw_ny

    Very pretty! Agree that the texture of the skirt is working here tho, and I’d like to see a bit more bling somewhere…maybe earrings and the clutch…?

  • GeoDiva

    I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, but you are right. The top and skirt really don’t match.

  • Tatiana Luján

    My only quibbles are the dragon nails and the too long hair.

    • Ginger

      I just can’t with the nails that celebrities are sporting lately and I totally agree about the hair. It’s just entirely too long and the ends look tired and dated. If she cut about a foot of that hair off (or removed the extensions?), it would be amazing!

  • Glam Dixie

    That sleeve length is making my eye twitch. I hate when my sleeves hit just a bit too short like that.

  • Laura Renee

    That face, though! Wowzers. And if you’ve got that belly, why not show it off.

  • nannypoo

    I kind of like it. She usually looks pretty trashy. This is good for her. Pretty face.

  • ThaliaMenninger

    That’s a good look for her. Angling for a role on The Witches of the East End or whatever that new show is where everybody dresses like this?

  • tereliz

    Tasteful is wee bit outside this one’s bailiwick, though this is a great silhouette for her. But EGAD, those claws.

  • marlie

    I’ll give VHudge a pass on this one. This look isn’t perfect, but it’s a huge, huge improvement for her. She removed a couple of layers of makeup, and she kept her hair simple. Just from those two things alone, she’s not obscuring how so very pretty she is. Otherwise, the jacket and the skirt seem a skosh too big on her, but overall it’s nowhere near the level of WTFery she usually wears.

  • Milos Mom

    Close but no cigar. The cut and construction of that top is not working. I like the idea of the look, but it was not executed well.

  • conniemd

    Skirt needed a more interesting top. I don’t mind the belly showing, but a print or some interesting design was needed to avoid the drab blac on black look.

  • The hair and makeup is giving me young Ali McGraw, or slightly older Angie Harmon, which I love, and to be honest, most of today’s girls have been looking so shite (Tina Fey excepted) that this is almost a werq.

  • MilaXX

    She rarely gets it right but I like this on her. She looks good and things mostly fit.

  • Lorelei_D

    Any merits I was considering were tossed the second I saw the talons.

  • StellaZafella

    Now I wanna see Vanessa and Salma Hayek do a sister movie…this, to me, is like previous moments when Hayek dressed as “Bitch of the year” with a smile.

  • quiltrx

    For a moment I thought the skirt was covered with little pom-poms and I got really excited, for the sheer gaudiness of it. As it is, meh.

  • Imasewsure

    Kind of dull but it works (but I love this girl’s style – and gorgeous face- so there’s that)

  • BayTampaBay

    Make-up is a WERQ!

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Vanessa looks pretty cute here, but those are a lot of eyelashes.

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  • Jessica O’Connell

    Nothing can be considered to be in the realm of tasteful with those nails though…

  • save_the_hobbit

    She is gorgeous but her usual bohemian-hippy style usually doesn’t translate well for red carpet. She never looks well put together.