Julianne Hough at Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection Launch

Posted on August 06, 2014

JulianneHoughJulianne Hough attends the Roland Mouret for Banana Republic Collection Launch at White Street Restaurant in New York City in one of the looks from the collection.







[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Banana Republic]

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  • H2olovngrl

    Poor dear. Dull as dishwater in her style choices as usual.

  • AC Simons

    I love this dress on her. The shoes could be more interesting and the hair and makeup aren’t so hot, but this is a personal best for her.

  • MilaXX

    Still 20 dressing like she’s 40. GTNYD! send it to Cameron Diaz.

    • Judih1

      I agree, but this is the best she has looked in awhile This would be rocking on Cameron DIaz

  • Mothra

    Looks just like the model, except she has on hair brushed with an egg beater.

    • Nelliebelle1197

      Yeah, exactly like the model, which is why she probably doesn’t look terrible as usual

  • NBG

    The dress needs to be a tad shorter but the real issue is the hair. Not sure what she did to her hairdresser to deserve this but it must have been pretty bad.

  • E. Sevilla

    she tries SO HARD. bless her.

    • FrigidDiva

      And she’s gets SO CLOSE, but just never really sticks the landing.

  • Anapestic

    I think it would like fine with more interesting shoes and/or some jewelry. The dress is interesting but still basic. It needs some punch.

    • Little_Olive

      I don’t know why but I feel some turquoise or green-ish addition could have worked. Maybe instead of the white belt?

  • Her hair looks like an askew wig. Woulda gone for shoes with more pizzazz. Overall it looks pretty boring, and could have been very much not boring.

  • In_Stitches

    The hair really ruins it. I kind of like the dress and it’s sporty enough to work without any jewelry, but the shoes were a definite thud. Silver pumps or yellow or…something, anything to give it some life would have been great.

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    Great dress on her. Styling’s meh, and hair & makeup’s just plain shitty. She needs Kate Bosworth’s makeup artist from her In Style shoot stat.

    Roland Mouret seems like the perfect designer to create a collab collection with Banana Republic!!

    • Thomas

      Is that shade because I love Roland Mouret lol

      • Jeremiah Capacillo

        Not at all!! I love Roland Mouret too, and I think his streamlined Euro-chic aesthetic melds really well with Banana Republic’s classic basics.

  • ashtangajunkie

    I really like the dress, but it went totally boring on her. Also, change your hair stylist, girlie.

    • My thoughts exactly. Fun and cool on the model, completely boring on her.

    • demidaemon

      I really think she needs a complete hair makeover, and, even though I am not for extensions, I think she could really use them at this point.

  • Anna

    Looks like she and Elisabeth Moss share hairstylists.

  • The dress is cute, but the hair is just offensive as usual.

  • Wink

    Nice dress, but it belongs to Jennifer Aniston.

    • MarieLD

      but then it would have to be beige.

      • Wink

        Good point!

      • Lori

        It wouldn’t have to be beige. It could be solid black.

  • alyce1213

    I like this dress on her, she looks better in it than the model. I would like a more interesting shoe. It’s much better than the dippy outfits she usually wears, definitely a style step up. I will never like that hairdo. I get the idea of it, but not the appeal.

  • Bexxx

    Girl. This hair length is NEVER going to work for you. Give. It. Up. Would love to see her in her natural hair color too.

    • demidaemon

      I don’t even know what her natural hair color is.

  • Aidan B

    That’s actually a pretty great dress, but the hair, as usual, is offensively bad.

  • Caitlin O’Brien

    Could have used a bolder lip.. The hair could use a deep condition, and maybe a new dye job, as this seems so washed out.
    The dress, however, is chic. The look is sophisticated and she put the effort in.

  • Zeee

    Every time I see her I think of the line from Steel Magnolias about being “carved out of cream cheese”.

    • Wink

      And her brother, too.

  • Imasewsure

    This is pretty cute for her… she usually goes soooo wrong. Hair is weird but not too bad. Like the dress… one thumb up!!

  • smh4748

    I quite like this dress. If i had a chance of pulling off a one-strap bra, I’d buy it.

    So mission accomplished, Banana. You had a star look great in your clothes, and now I want to buy them. Good work.

  • My mother once ill-advisedly bought a fainting couch. It was ugly but she believed could just get it re-upholstered and it would look great as the structure was good. When it came back, it still didn’t look good, despite the good foundation.

    Julianne Hough is a lot like that fainting couch – good structure and can be re-upholstered, but she never looks right.

  • Vegas Girl

    Is she still a thing?

    • Wink

      Her team REALLY tried to make her happen… dated Ryan Seacrest, ‘Footloose’ remake, etc. I don’t think it worked.

      • Vegas Girl

        I thought she went away after the Seacrest “breakup’. I have never even watched an episode of Dancing With Stars, which my MIL informed me was where she came from, so I never go the appeal to begin with… Did that Footloose remake actually happen?!? I remember discussions but I swear I never saw it at the theaters and I go a bit.

        • decormaven

          She and her brother shared a People cover in the last couple of months; the stylist got it right for once with hair in that shot. Didn’t bother to read the article closely; something about their childhood/teen years, being shipped off to London for dancing opportunities.

        • Wink

          She’s a good dancer and was one of the better professionals on Dancing with the Stars. The Footloose remake came and went quickly in fall of 2011. She played the female lead, and I can’t remember who was in the Kevin Bacon role because I didn’t see it.

  • Tee

    Cute girl, cute dress, but da-yum that’s some “Rollin’ into Wal-Mart to pick up toilet paper” hair.

  • quiltrx

    Man that hair looks FRIED. Her do’s are so often don’ts.
    The dress fits her nicely, but it’s not very adventurous for someone her age. Of course I haven’t seen the collection, so this may be as good as it gets.

  • marlie

    The dress is cute enough, but I’m wondering why she’s actually there.

  • greymain

    What is up with her hair???? Hasn’t she heard enough “comments” to realize how AWFUL it looks???? Fire your gays girl…if you HAVE any.

  • Crystal

    Well. She’s not wearing the clothes or wig of a middle aged woman trying to recapture her youth and her skin has moved from tangerine colored to almost human-colored, so it’s a start.

  • Liz

    Dress could be shorter, but I love the way it plays off her athletic physique. I do not understand why she can’t have a flattering hairstyle.

  • MarissaLG

    I really thought this was Meg Ryan.

    • Wink

      She has Meg’s “messy” hair, for sure.

      • demidaemon

        I think Meg’s was better, always.

  • MaggieMae

    Beach hair! Or, hair for the beach!

  • schadenfreudelicious

    That weed wacker hair needs to go….

  • That’s Vicki Beckham’s dress, and she’s got at least a decade and four(?) kids on you. She would show more leg, too.

  • webslice33

    she looks good, for a change..

  • I like the dress, but she must have stuck her head in a straw bale on the way to the event.

  • unbornfawn

    The dress is OK. Can’t stand the hair.

  • It’s a cute dress and fits well but it’s really boring. Sad to say.

  • lalahartma

    Yay! One of her best looks!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    Is it ironic to have her and Uzo Aduba featured on the same day? Meanwhile, Ms Hough is another one of those “celebs” I just irrationally despise. Well, I guess after the blackface thing it’s not completely irrational.

  • maretha2

    Minority Report here: i think she looks great — it’s a dress shape that looks good on her, her makeup looks good, and I even like the hair. OK, I might quibble that the color is a tad too ashy, but otherwise I’m fine with it. I like the length of it with her face, and as someone with wavy hair that is neither straight nor curly I appreciate working with the texture you have instead of hot ironing or hot curling it to be something else.

  • Sherilyne Cox

    The dress makes me sleepy. Or maybe I’m already dreaming, but I can’t stop yawning.

  • kimmeister

    Julianne: whoever did your eyebrows, get them to do them all the time. They look great.

  • Trickytrisha

    This I like, which is unusual. Generally she irks the hell out of me, but the dress looks good on her, the hair is getting better, and the EYEBROWS don’t look like Andy Rooney and Groucho Marx had a baby.

  • demidaemon

    How is it that she has taken a perfectly fine dress and made it look weird?

    Also, her hair continues to be terrible.

  • evave2

    She looks terrific. Her body is a little curvier than the model and she looks even better (not that the model looks bad, she looks good but unreal the way a model does). I love the fluffy hair, it doesn’t look really done but I still love it.

    I think the shoes could’ve been more assertive (low heeled it looks like to me); I don’t know what color would’ve popped here. The black shoe look too quiet. (Boy I am using words that mean something to me, and I am not sure anybody understands what I am saying. Sorry if anybody reading get a “huh” out of this.)

  • SoAnnaPropriate

    Tube sock with a rubber band around the middle.

  • musi_

    that. hair.