Demi Lovato in Ted Baker London in New York City

Posted on August 18, 2014

Oh, BRAVA, sweetie. If there’s one thing we love, it’s dramatic Tess McGill-style makeovers that happen seemingly overnight. Way to course-correct after that last bout of poor style choices. You went from looking somewhat self-conscious in your previous outfit to looking like you own the freaking world in this one:



Demi-Lovato-Ted-Baker-London-Good-Morning-America-TV-Style-GOTS-NYC-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Demi Lovato heads to the “Good Morning America” studios in New York City in a Ted Baker London dress paired with Saint Laurent pumps.

Demi-Lovato-Ted-Baker-London-Good-Morning-America-TV-Style-GOTS-NYC-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Ted Baker London ‘Pretty Trees’ Print Belted Dress

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What an adorable dress.

We’d be lying if we said it was perfect (waist sits a little high and the all-black accessories, while chic, look too coordinated), but this is the best rapid turnaround we’ve seen in ages. More of this kind of look, please. It suits you, Demi.

Also: check your belt before you get out of a limo in front of photographers.





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  • Alicia

    If the belt was sitting on the waistline it’d be better – it’s riding up. Dusty pink suede pumps, for me.

    • Mothra

      It looks like the belt is helping hold up her boobs.

    • Janet B

      Loosen the belt up a couple of notches and maybe it might align better with the waist of the dress?

      • NurseEllen

        YES!! Just because one CAN wear a belt on its smallest circumference, doesn’t mean one SHOULD. Agree about the accessories, it’s just too much black. A raspberry colored clutch would have taken this up a big notch.

    • mshesterp

      It’s why i mostly avoid belted dresses (well, most all dresses), because I–fellow short-waisted gal–always feel like my waist is around my chestal region. I hate that feeling.

      Dress is super cute. Own it, girl!

  • Glam Dixie

    Love that length, wish more starlets would start covering their upper thighs.

  • Aidan B

    That dress is adorable. Her shoes look a bit too big and I wouldn’t have gone with black pumps but this is a huge improvement.

  • sugarkane105

    The dress is cute, but I am so tired of that hairstyle.

  • Sobaika

    I WANT THIS DRESS! Or a cheapo version. The print is so dreamy.

    • Heather

      I’ve actually done well finding Ted Baker stuff at deep discount on Amazon, 6pm, etc. Their sizing is kind of weird, but when it works, it works.

  • Janet B

    Flats would have been my choice.

  • kimmeister

    What is a gal supposed to do when she has her belt buckled to the smallest setting, and the piece that hangs out is super long with no other loop to hold it in place? Double-stick tape it? I have that problem all the time, and managed to mitigate it today by clipping my work badge to cinch that piece onto the belt. But that only works 1) when I’m at work, and 2) when the belt isn’t too thick.

    • sugarkane105

      I’ve always just tucked the tail back under the first layer of the belt, but that may not be proper belt etiquette?

      • kimmeister

        I’ve done it, but I don’t find it very chic-looking.

    • PastryGoddess

      I buy belts where the little piece that holds it moves. So I can slide it to the end and not have a tail hanging

      Double stick tape works too

      • kimmeister

        I have a hard time finding belts in my size, so I don’t always have the option of the movable piece.

    • Kent Roby

      When I have clothes that are too big, I just make sure to gain weight!

      • kimmeister

        Any weight gain goes straight to my thunder thighs and booty.

    • DuBey2

      I double stick taped a few. But since I actually DO re-wear my belts at other times, they became sticky messes.
      I also just cut off the excess on a few & that worked better.
      Not that I’m tiny-waisted, BTW, just had a few skinny belts like that which were too long.

      • kimmeister

        How did they look after cutting off the excess? I actually thought about doing that to today’s belt, because in addition to it being too long anyway, a kitty chewed on the end! But I was afraid it would look super gnarly after getting chopped. Although I guess it looks gnarly anyway with the kitty bites. :-

        • DuBey2

          Sometimes I think maybe we’re all just one bad step away from being in a “People of Wal Mart” video.
          Yes, my belt did fine after I cut it: I used my 1 pair of awesome cutco scissors which are hidden from my whole family & only used for hair or clothing emergencies.
          Also, I love Sharpie’s for things like: when My favorite red soled leopard print shoes need a touch up in 2 tiny areas. Red Sharpie to the rescue!!!

          • sleah_in_norcal

            apologies to TLo, but i think demi looks like SHE’s in a walmart video! i much prefer the previous look with the leather jacket. she looks tres dumpy here.

    • lindaloui232

      Take the long end and put it between your waist and the buckled belt, then through the loop you just made (sorry, it’s hard to describe) – you end up with a little knot and a much shorter tail on the belt – it’s pretty easy and cute.

  • Lolo Andre


  • hughman

    I love how the belt has a million holes. Like if you gain weight, you can just let the belt out and wear it with jeans.

  • Karen Belgrad

    Six thousand dollahs? But it’s not even leathah!??**

    (**Dress is actually on $275)

  • MilaXX

    It’s more normal. Not sure I’d call it better. The dress doesn’t fit well, the belt is wonky and I’m not sure black shoes and bag were the way to go.

  • H2olovngrl

    My daughter would sell her soul for this dress.

  • PastryGoddess

    It’s the shoes. She’s not wearing 100lb boots with it and looks 1000% better

  • Kitten Mittons

    Enh. It’s more grown up, and the proportions are more flattering, but it’s just not doing it for me. It just doesn’t seem like her style, or something. Which is probably me just projecting on her, because she seems happy and comfy.

    I dunno. Enh.

  • Sarah

    OOh, I love that dress. I wish her brows were a leetle bit more natural and less drawn-on looking.

  • Danielle

    I’m not wild about the undercut but she looks so darn happy and adorable and fresh that I can’t fault her.

  • Tanya Wade

    Don’t like the style, but adore the print. When you have boobs, the tiny black belt almost under them is not the way to go. I speak from experience, dearie.

  • Sarah Thomas

    The undercut is our generation’s mullet. We will have much to explain to our children.

    • anotherkate

      You are probably right. But I love it anyway–not on everyone, but I like this one. And I am seriously toying with getting one after I get married (growing it out now for a more traditional look, which I don’t dislike, but I do have a tendency to get bored).

  • GeoDiva

    I just watched Working Girl this weekend! I must have this dress!

  • Kent Roby

    I like black shoes here to balance out the collar and belt, but would’ve gone with a flat or strappy sandal (I would not object to the ubiquitous SW “Nudist” sandal in black in this case). I would definitely prefer a different (not black) bag. But overall she looks SO much better, really cute dress.

  • alyce1213

    She’s got the celeb-exiting-limo wave just right, and it’s a luscious print, but it does not fit her and it does not suit her body type at all. How many waistlines does she need? I count three — her own (totally obscured), the waist seam, and the belt. Pick a waist.

  • Thomas

    I like the print, but I don’t like the black with it. I wish the collar and belt were a different color.

  • spirit52


  • boweryboy

    I’m not loving the print – it looks like a paint cloth, and the entire outfit is kind of sloppy and unflattering.

  • Chattygal

    That belt looks like it came off the Aldo Accessory Wall.

  • KendraMR


  • ashtangajunkie

    All kinds of adorable. Digging the hair too.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    thank goodness, she looks youthful here. sometimes it seems to me like she wears things — and hair styles and make-up — that add a decade or two to her age. even the emo/rave/gothy stuff. i’m not sure why that is. i have the same perception of julianne hough. is it the eyebrows? iono.

  • Adrianna Grężak

    It’s cute, but I dunno if I would wear every 2014 trend in one outfit. (The collar, the sunglasses floral/photography print, full skater skirt, side shave)

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Still rewatching Glee from start to end. Demi and Adam Lambert were spectacular on it. Get rid of everyone else but Kurt, Rachel, Santana, Artie, Mercedes, even keep the underused Tina. Even get rid of Blaine. That was the spinoff. That would have worked. Demi was great.

  • nannypoo

    Too short and too fluffy. Hate the hair and all those dumb little rings.

  • Heather

    I thought this was Katy Perry. That said, I think the hem hits her at an awkward place.

  • Helen

    Who knew she was so curvy/booby?!

  • Sherilyne Cox

    I would have liked this dress when it might have fit her five years ago. The colors are flattering, and that fabric would make a gorgeous shower curtain.

  • GemFemme

    I can’t help but root for her. I just like her for some reason.
    The print is cute. Waist is too high. I like her with her natural brunette hair color.

  • demidaemon

    What a perfect morning show dress and look. Adorable and impressive, though not perfect. But I forgive.

  • MartyBellerMask

    But the hair!

  • Columbinia

    An ironic take on The Donna Reed Show?

  • RescueMe23

    Oh Dear Lord I hate this.

  • papillon

    The dress is really pretty but I don’t think it suits her. She’s always struck me as one who goes for more edgy styling and this just looks too light and feminine for her. (Not that she shouldn’t go for light and feminine when she feels like it though). It would probably look divine on Elle Fanning though. It’s definitely better than her last effort though. I mean, she looks fine, ultimately and I like her hair.

  • NBG

    I am so over these damn twee collars. Even when they work (and in they case, it doesn’t), they’re still overused.

  • MM4321

    No way. That dress cuts her in half in an unflattering way, and sleeves and short skirt make her seem stubby. And trying to look classy doesn’t work with those tattoos and that makeup. She is a cute girl, but not a “WERQ.” At least she looks happy. :-)

  • Audrey Lee

    She’s got a bit of Katy Perry going on here. I think it suits her better than the grungey pseudo rock thing she does a lot of the time.

  • Lilyana_F

    This print is gorgeous!

  • Sara Brams-Miller

    The belt is distracting me. That little bit of fabric between the bottom of the belt and the waist seam . . .

  • Lilithcat

    It’s cute, but not for her. It makes her look chunky.

  • yllas

    Far be it from me to bring on an eating disorder or start up a raging coke binge, but she looks short and wide. Like a big pillow, in a Burlington Coat Factory pillowcase, with a string tied around it. Even the model looks almost normal human size in it.

  • GiveItToEmStraight

    The undercut. OMG. Please make it die.