Why You Don’t Want To Dress Like Vanessa Hudgens

March 12, 2011 • Magazine

Why You Don't Want To Dress Like Vanessa Hudgens

Why You Don't Want To Dress Like Vanessa Hudgens

Sun, 2000-03-12 03:00

Simona Kogan

There are the stars whose styles we adore. There are the Marion Cotillards, the Victoria Beckhams, and the Rachel Bilsons, whose styles we covet. There are the celebs who have become style icons.

And then there are the others. The celebrities who look like they threw something together and walked out the door, knowing they would be photographed. The ones who want to make some kind of risque statement, so they toss on some trashy clothes. The ones who have on a great ensemble and then mess it up by adding some extraneous garment that looks out of place. Yes, unfortunately, we’ve seen those celebrities, and we know them by name.

Disney star Vanessa Hudgens is one of those celebrities. It’s not just that she can dress young and teeny-bopperish. In fact, we’ve seen her in the toughest leather jackets and tightest bandage dresses that would make Paris Hilton jealous. And when one dresses young, they can do so in a fresh and youthful manner, while still making the ultimate style statement (think Hailee Steinfeld, Emma Roberts…)

It’s that she does it all wrong. Hudgens just doesn’t know how to pick pieces and properly put them together. When she has a stylist is on hand, you’ll know because that’s when she’ll wear nothing more than a form-fitting dress and a pair of stark heels. But left to her own devices, the rumpled chic meets boho fashionista style statement Hudgens is trying to make is just not working for her. Here’s proof of what I mean:

1. Long Maxi Dress, Tan Biker Jacket
Yes, I know the dress is an urban chic version of a Louis Vuitton maxi dress, but did Hudgens have to mess up the look with the off-kilter tan leather jacket? I know throwing leather jackets over dresses is the hip thing to do, but that’s when the jacket is black and the dress is a mini.

2. Bizarre Bear Hat, Black Dress, Over The Knee Socks
You thought my first comment was going to be about the bear hat didn’t you? But no, what I really don’t like about this outfit is the brown knee socks mixing with the black dress. I’m just not a big fan of black with brown and Hudgens wears this combination…A LOT! As for the bizarre hat, well, we all know celebs like to make those statements…

3. Cargo Pants, Tank Top, White Cardigan, White Hat, Floral Scarf
Ahh, a trip to the gym. The High School Musical star says she loves to mix yoga with light kickboxing. And while we understand the need the dress down when doing exercise or a sport activity, we’d still like to ponder…why the need to dress it up with that floral scarf? All wrong!

4. Catherine Malandrino Wrap Dress, Fishnet Tights, White Strappy Shoes
This blue wrap dress and white heels combination could have been GORGEOUS! Until she messed up the entire look with those ugly fishnet stockings, which I’ve seen her more than once! I never understood why people wear those things on days other than Halloween. They look soooo trashy!

5. Beaded Tunic, Leggings, Strappy Heels, One Feathered Earring
Hudgens turned up at the Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet presentation at New York Fashion Week in true boho Vanessa fashion. Poofy, drapey beaded tunic that doesn’t fit her frame, tight leggings and ugly gladiator heels which are supposed to dress up a look that is meant to be worn with flats or closed-toe shoes. Then she decided to make another one of those hippie chic statements by wearing a feathered earring. Yes, just one. Gag me!

Photos: People.com

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