Style File: Jennifer Hudson at the 2017 NBC Upfronts and the EW/People Mag Party

Posted on May 16, 2017

It’s weird. We’ve been covering the upfronts for years now, but it seems like the poledancing aspect has really ramped up this year. It’s kind of telling, because the world of television programming seems to be floundering at the moment, with a ton of cancellations and a bunch of rebooted or returning series. The PR aspect of it all feels a bit more desperate this year.

But hey, it offers more opportunities to assess the red carpetry of celebrities, so we can’t spend too much time complaining about it, now can we? Onward to bitchiness!

 

Jennifer Hudson attends the 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront in New York City in Saint Laurent.

It’s …. okay, we guess. Girlfriend sure does love herself a mini-skirt, but we’re not sure why this one seems to be cupping her right breast. And if you’re gonna wear the tricky-ass skirt (SL calls it a dress, but we refuse to) and the bigass choker, why would you pair them with a Hanes undershirt? Aside from the fact that you’d be swingin’ free if you didn’t, that is?

Sorry, Miss Jennifer, this one’s too tricky for its own good. Adding an undershirt to it didn’t make it better, which is not exactly surprising.

 

Jennifer Hudson attends the Entertainment Weekly and People’s Upfronts Party presented by Netflix and Terra Chips at Second Floor in New York City in Gucci.

That’s a little better. Again, we find ourselves wishing the hem was just an inch or two lower, but it’s a pretty enough dress and it’s not foisting any sort of weirdness or goofiness on us. Granted, the plunge on the neckline is WAY too wide and the sleeves are kind of mumsy, but it’s got some color, pattern and shape to it, which is more than we can say about a lot of her microscopic dresses. It’s not great, but it’ll do.

We salute her commitment to getting the most out of that pair of shoes, but honey, it looks like you popped a strap there.

 

Style Credits:
First Look: Saint Laurent Black Leather Dress from the Spring 2017 Collection
Second Look: Gucci Floral Print from the Spring 2017 Collection

[Photo Credit: Mike Coppola/NBCUniversal, Peter Kramer/NBCUniversal, Getty Images, IMAXTree]

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