MTV Movie Awards Fug Carpet: Julianne Hough

I feel like I’m on some kind of CBS procedural looking at this — call it CSI: Fashion Police.

Because when I came upon this, I slowly took off my glasses and shook my head and said, “something went wrong here. Something went very, very wrong.”  If this were a procedural, that’s when Heather would kneel down next to the outfit and say, “…her abdomen looks like the open mouth of one of the chattier Muppets. Guy Smiley, maybe.” And I’d say, “Heather…if Julianne Hough looks like this in it….what would –” and she’d hold up her hand and be all, “don’t say it.”  And then we’d smash-cut to the credits to the tune of a lesser song by The Who, and #GuySmileyMouthDress would start trending on Twitter. And trust: you DO NOT want your dress to trend on Twitter.

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Comments (40):

  1. Glee

    That is truly awful. It makes her body look horribly stumpy. She is a very pretty girl, but I don’t know of ANY great beauty that could’ve made that dress work.

  2. Stefanie

    Shes so pretty! Why does she insist on dressing like…that.

  3. Clarence Beeks

    She tried to do the ruffle like Charlize Theron’s dress, and this is just a nightmare.

    She dresses terribly most of the time.

  4. liz

    peplum, why?

    • Kate

      I actually like a peplum, but this is a BAD peplum. It starts too high up maybe? It doesn’t allow her waist to go in before poufing out, so yeah…stumpsville.

  5. Annie E

    Take off the sleeves and put up the hair, and it might be passable. Maybe.

  6. Anna Svahn

    Like the abs though. As I bet so does she, hence the appeal of this awful dress.

  7. TaraMisu

    She is in AMAZING shape, why does she do this to her body? That dress is a travesty.

  8. kdots

    I think that’s actually Meg Ryan from 20 years ago. There is no Julianne Hough.

    • terri

      My first thought was that with that styling she looks like the lovechild of Jennifer Aniston and Lindsay Lohan, but now I can’t unsee Meg.

      Also, DRESS! FEH!

    • Sarah

      I totally see the Meg Ryan thing here too..

  9. Cranky Old Batt

    I figure this lady is about what? 15% body fat and this makes her look puffy. That dress should be burned.

  10. Leah

    Is there any possibility that this is on backwards?

  11. Anita

    This dress is very…horizontal. Any garment that makes a dancer look anything less than svelte is a fail.

    • Jen from cincy

      Exactly. She is a tiny, tiny person. Yet in this, she looks wide! Very sad, indeed.

  12. CJ

    If you made this strapless with a sweetheart neckline and the hole was gone, I’d probably be into it.

  13. francesca

    She used to be so cute and athletic looking. Now she’s a too-blonde, too-tanned, Jennifer Aniston cyborg wearing unfortunately styled clothing.

  14. TonyG

    Hilarious post, Jessica!

    Guy-Smiley Mouth Dress = Perfect Description

  15. vandalfan

    Maybe it’s supposed to be floor length and she hoiked it up and tucked it into her waistband? Because no one in their right mind would design a skirt like that intentionally.

  16. Evalyn

    Wow. This is bad. I hope it’s a loaner.

  17. Krusticle

    I automatically knew that no good could come of this when I realized that this wasn’t Lindsey Lohan.

  18. Lina

    why does she always aim for the worst-dressed list?

  19. katkin74

    Seriously, my thought exactly. This girl has got a fantastic, near perfect body. This dress would give people nightmares if I wore it. Hell, it would give ME nightmares if I wore it. She is very hit or miss since DWTS but remember, she is used to wearing sequins, lace, bra tops with sequins and lace, pants that have strings attached to them and giant toucan ruffles. It could be sooooo much worse.

  20. CJG

    I’m all for mixing it up a bit style-wise, but this young woman needs to find a look that’s becoming and stick with it….for just a little while at least. She looks like a different person every time we see her. I’m not suggesting that she pull an Aniston and look like she’s wearing the black same outfit for the next 10 years, but there is something to be said for brand identity, yes, even for a person. If Heather and Jessica didn’t label her photos, I would have no idea that all of those women they were fugging were Julianne Hough. Her hair and makeup never look the same. She dresses young one day. She dresses old the next. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason to her dressing.

    And, most of all, she has a tendency to pick unflattering clothes. Which is CRAZY because she has an incredibly body and she could look incredible every day. Those abs are amazing, but this outfit here is unbecoming (and she is standing oddly — and as a dancer she she know how to stand.) She deserves so much better.

  21. Hima

    Please please please make a show called CSI: Fashion Police. It would be fantastical.

  22. Sajorina

    HATE IT!!! Hate, I tell you!

  23. EMH

    Did she always look like Meg Ryan? Or is it just me?

  24. tuttle88

    Is she wearing it backwards? It might be cute the other way round.

  25. guerra

    I like the idea of it but it looks terrible on her!

  26. etooks
  27. Lily

    If your outfit makes your abs look like a pubic line, then you shouldn’t wear it.
    Just sayin’

  28. ChaChaHeels

    CSI: Fashion Police. It all stops being funny when you know David Caruso will somehow be involved.

  29. Ms.A

    The dress seems stiff and makes her look stumpy! I wish she would dress better because her body is the bomb.

  30. Eli

    Hollywood (and Ryan Seacrest) is trying to make that girl happen like fetch.

  31. Joan

    The hair is not helping either!

  32. Lily1214

    There’s something wrong with that midriff but I can’t exactly figure out what it is…