Fug or Fab: Julianne Hough


Even though I liked Julianne Hough’s icy Jenny Packham dress, I agreed that it wasn’t doing the MOST flattering things to her figure — which is something that, in general, she’s struggled with lately, as her Emmy dress and others have suffered a similar fate. On that front, then, I think this actually really works.

This is nice on her, and as a bonus, she’s nailed the makeup. My theory about Julianne is that her eyes are so pretty and unusual — they are this very piercing pale turquoise — that it can be hard to paint around them, so to speak, without competing with them. But it all sings here. It all lends to a groovy Victor/Victoria vibe that suits her better than I’d ever have expected — and makes me want to sit down and watch Julie Andrews’ entire singing filmography, and shake my fist at the sky to curse whatever guardian angel was sleeping off a hangover the day she had the surgery that damaged her voice. Sniffle.

[Photo: Getty]

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Comments (20):

  1. glee

    Julianne Hough should be so lucky as to ever be compared to Julie Andrews. Oh, she just was – then I guess she is lucky. And this looks tres cute.

  2. Lindy

    Eh, I don’t love this. The makeup IS nice but the proportions of this look are off. The longer jacket and cropped pants are making her legs look super short.

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  4. val.

    She seems to be channeling Sevigny.

  5. Helen

    Very well put together, and a nice feminization of the menswear inspiration. I like.

    Bonus, she looks comfy in it.

  6. Phoebe

    Fab!  Sooo much cloying frou-frou on the red carpet, and when ladies do wear a suit it’s often like “oops! I forgot my shirt!” (angelina etc).  Yay for tomboy style, a great pair of heels, pretty (and non-extension-y hair), and fresh make-up.  She looks cool.

  7. Art Eclectic

    I’m so thrilled this isn’t formal shorts that I automatically love it.

  8. Elaine

    i would LOVE this if a) the black of her jacket matched the black of her pants (unless, is the jacket navy?!) and b) the neckline of her blouse was less…. Elizabethan? Like a regular ol’ scoop neck instead of a ruff.

    her makeup looks really pretty though!

  9. Sarah

    I was at this event last night, and my friends all rolled their eyes when I said “The Hough is getting a Fug Girls entry tomorrow, I JUST KNOW!” Ha and ha.

  10. Lux

    Hmm… you seem to have titled this “Fug or Fab” but placed it in the Well Played category and given it a trophy icon? Mysterious… ;)

    • GFY Heather

      Yes, I changed my mind but apparently totally forgot to change the headline.

  11. mochaleet

    Oooh! I remember that neckline from 1983, the dress I wore to my brother’s Bar Mitzvah.

  12. vandalfan

    Those are some bad pants. As in, bad bad.

  13. deee

    I don’t know. This isn’t a fug but I wouldn’t call it well played. Her hair and makeup are fab. The outfit is a bunch of possibly cute things that don’t work together.

  14. Sajorina

    The shoes are FAB! Nothing else about this outfit works for me!

  15. TaraMisu

    Yeah I think I’m middle of the road on this one. SHE looks lovely, but….it all seems very disproportionate… heavy on top, light on the bottom. If that makes sense. Maybe a different shoe, like a pump.

  16. Esme

    Hmm . . . no.

  17. roser

    No, no, no. The pants are terrible, the collar makes her look like she has no neck, and those shoes hurt my eyes.

  18. BallerinaFireman

    Is it just me, or does she look like Ellen Pompeo when she pulls her hair out of her face?

  19. Christine

    I absolutely thought this was Jenna Elfman when I first saw it, and was very happy that she looked so young and fresh. Oops.