Vanessa Hudgens Goes for “Overstated Romantic” in Marchesa at the Billboard Music Awards

Posted on May 22, 2017

Because anything with bows this big on it can’t rightly be called “understated.”


This may surprise you – because it certainly surprised us – but we actually like this. The BBMAs are something of a style shitshow, to be perfectly honest – and last night’s red carpetry was no exception. As with any musician/performer-based awards show, the Number One Style Brief of the night was “SEEK ATTENTION AT ALL COSTS.” This sort of prom-dress-on-steroids made for a quiet way of standing out. And it suits her. If someone like Nicki or Miley tried to make this work, we’d be less inclined to praise it, but this combo of sweet, sexy, and showmanship is pretty much right down the middle of her style strike zone, so to speak.

Which isn’t to say we don’t find the bows to be a bit much, but to be honest, we’d have rather the dress leaned further into it by playing up the color. Something more saturated and even closer to the Barbie end of the pink spectrum would not have been remiss here.



Style Credits:
Marchesa Light Pink Satin Bow Top Gown with Draped Skirt from the Fall 2017 Collection
Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry
Jimmy Choo Sandals

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