BRIT Awards Fug Carpet: Ellie Goulding

Well, thank goodness it’s not sheer, AT LAST. Was there an intervention?

But this dress is not happening on her. The bodice, as with a lot of Westwood gowns, is nice and well-formed and hugging her shape really nicely. I hate that it extends into a pseudo-peplum with pockets, and it’s a little weird that the back part is solid pink like the top. However, the overall note for me is that, whatever this dress is doing and however I feel about it, Ellie Goulding isn’t really a Glinda the Good Witch type. She looks less like a girl enjoying a princess moment, and more like she thought this was a party whose theme was The Oz Prom and is now kind of underwhelmed that the jackwagon who told her that is not here to answer for that prank. And not for nothing, between this and the Elle Style Awards, I am concerned that she has stopped tending properly to her hair. TEND IT. TEND IT LIKE A LUSH GARDEN.

At the afterparty she went in a different direction:

She’s wearing a belly chain UNDER her illusion netting, which is weird because it makes you realize how hard everybody thought about the acreage of skin that would be showing and what to do with it. And then we see her black underwear, too, or some kind of modesty harness, and I’m glad she’s wearing it, but it’s also terribly problematic, and IF YOU ARE THAT COMMITTED TO WEARING SOMETHING THAT MAKES UNDERPANTS THE ENEMY THEN MAYBE PLEASE RETHINK YOUR LIFE. Hygiene is your ally, not the terrible younger neighbor you’re being forced to take to the bowling alley because your parents are friends.

[Photos: WENN]

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Comments (30):

  1. Rachael

    Oh Ellie. Neither one of those dresses are for you. Don’t you own a mirror?

  2. Art Eclectic

    I really love Ellie Goulding’s music, but dang, the girl cannot dress herself.

    • Gypsy Danger

      Me too. This is how I feel about her clothes:

      ‘Cause we got the fire, fire, fire
      Yeah we got the fire, fire, fire
      And we gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn
      We gonna let it burn, burn, burn, burn

      Take advice from your own songs Ellie! Burn and start over.

      • Tiffany

        I like her voice but I can’t handle that song! Ugh, the lyrics are so weak.

      • Joanie

        Oh Gypsy Danger, your name and your comment have made my day!

        As for Ellie, I saw her in Vegas at a free show at the Cosmopolitan and liked what she was wearing (it was a fun little retro number), but something told me that wouldn’t last long and I shook my head and walked away. Sometimes you have to. Sometimes you know the truth of the future and a train wreck ain’t what you really want to see.

        • Gypsy Danger

          Ha ha. Thanks! At least it was a free show (and in Vegas) so you are the winner in that situation.

  3. Lisa

    I think she looked better in the bra top and shorts from her performance.I hate both of these get-ups.

  4. janet

    This redhead with the topknot in the background of both these and Jessie J’s photos is feeling everything that I’m feeling. I hope she’s in every post all day.

  5.  HelenBackAgain

    That first one belongs atop a wedding cake!

  6. sarah

    When did it become cool to look bad?

  7. Ruth

    I, for one, am more relieved than I should be (since I am not her mother), that she is wearing underwear with the second dress. I’ve always wondered about how uncomfortable it must be to wear a dress that doesn’t “allow” underwear because of sheer panels. (TMI, but I’m not a fan of going commando).

  8. Sandra

    Is she going all SWF on Ke$ha? That should be no one’s ambition in life.

  9. Roz
  10. LT

    courtesy of wikipedia: She attended Lady Hawkins’ School in Kington, where she won a main part in a school production, the Wizard of Oz, as the scarecrow. She started songwriting at the age of 15 and while in college she entered a singing competition and won.

  11.  Billie

    Why does her hair always look disheveled? I know that shouldn’t be my biggest concern here, but it really irritates me.

  12. nobody much

    I have no idea who she is, but jeez. And wearing a rough ‘ropy’ braid with a twee dress is not enough to toughen it up. Jumping to the other side of the pendulum isn’t working either. Maybe she’s young and will find a style and make peace with herself. Because neither of these work.

  13. peachpye

    First dress is 1 part Dance Magic Barbie, 1 part Dream Glow Barbie, 1 part Peaches n’ Cream Barbie. Of the 1980s.

  14. nmlhats

    Did she sleep in that braid? And the pockets on the first dress are awful.

  15. Liz

    It looks like that belly chain also goes up her chest… is it all one piece? part of the dress? a gold chain harness? WHAT IS IT?

  16. Vanessa

    I think I’m ready for Ellie to go on holiday for a little while now.

  17. Katkat

    I do dig the half-done dress + princess gown. Why I hate is the way the embroidered tulle or lace or whatever might be is attached to the pink waist ruffle. It looks very very amateur and I wouldn’ t expect amateur from V. Westwood-if she’s inded the designer. The second dress is triple yuck: sheer+undies+belly chain.

  18. holly

    I get that it is awesome to have a dress with pockets, but it it not awesome to be photographed with your hands jammed in said pockets.

  19. Billie

    Does she have a stylist? If not, she needs to hire one. And if she does, he or she should be fired immediately. Ellie Goulding is a very pretty woman…it should be a crime to make her look this bad.

  20. ceedeegee57

    there is something wrong when one can think that the night club stanchions/rope appear to be part of your outfit,
    oh and in the first picture Brush you Fugging hair and get you hands out of your pockets!

  21.  Sharon

    Well, thanks a LOT, Fug Girls!
    I had just barely gotten over the whole Brittney getting our of the car thing when MIley went on the VMA’s and messed with my head and now I just was trying to get past that and you go and serve this up for my poor little 63 year old retinas!
    I think I will go lie down… or I may just have a gin and tonic…

  22. Nbpitman

    Is she the lovechild of Mayim Bialik and Ke$ha? Just me? Just me.

  23. Edith

    I am going to take up cross-stitch just so that I can make a sampler that says “IF YOU ARE THAT COMMITTED TO WEARING SOMETHING THAT MAKES UNDERPANTS THE ENEMY THEN MAYBE PLEASE RETHINK YOUR LIFE.” I will have it framed and hang it over the mantel in the living room, for that is one piece of wisdom I never ever want to forget….

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