First impressions are almost always the best, truest way of expressing one’s opinion, so we may as well give you the verbatim initial T Lo response.
OH, WHAT THE HELL, VANESSA HUDGENS?
What are we even looking at here? To our eyes, it’s all so random and without any themes or throughlines to tie it together. It’s a pile of style elements thrown on a person too tiny to handle even half of them. First, the dress, like most of her dresses, is entirely too big on her. Unless she wants to promote the image of herself as tiny and child-like, there’s no reason for her to constantly be hauling around so much extra fabric in her skirts. Second, the shoes don’t go with the outfit AT ALL. Third, while we appreciate the attempt to integrate her cast into the look, she should have left the giant bangles off the other wrist. There’s already so much going on in this look that it didn’t need them and besides, weirdly enough, when you decorate one wrist, the eye is automatically going to seek out the other one, which means instead of integrating the cast into the look, she’s inadvertently drawing even more attention to it. She looks hand-heavy. Same goes for the rings – which never should be paired with such heavy wrist jewelry. And finally, she’s got a leather belt wrapped around her neck and a tiny little breastplate dangling in front of her sternum. Neither of which are helping the look, although we admit the latter element could work under the right circumstances. To sum up, she’s a pile of silk, leather, brass, silver sparkles, wood, and diamonds, with thematic nods to techno, tribal, S&M and naturalistic elements.
In other words, a mess.
[Photo Credit: Max DeAngelo/PacificCoastNews, Peter West/ACE/INFphoto.com, PacificCoastNews]
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