SAG Awards Fug Carpet: Jenna Ushkowitz

Oh honey. I didn’t want to see this happen to you.

You can’t really tell from this picture — and I couldn’t find a good shot of it — but on camera, you could COMPLETELY see poor Jenna Ushkowitz’s navel in this dress. Which…listen. If we can see your belly button through your gown, it is too small, or poorly lined, or both, and someone fell down on the job. I do like Jenna’s jewelry, and I actually think the color of this dress is very pretty on her — it, magically, doesn’t wash her out — but…DUDE. BELLY BUTTON. THROUGH DRESS. NOT OKAY. FIRE SOMEONE. That’s what Lea Michele would do.

This, I think is better, although the lace sleeves feel a little mumsy? She’s so cute — and I love her shiny, shiny hair — but I’m beginning to think that someone needs to take this girl under her wing and just make sure that her proverbial fashion i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. Because she’s gettings SO CLOSE. Maybe Amber Riley can do it? She almost always looks great. Maybe you guys can talk about that this morning on set.

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Comments (17):

  1. Lina

    Wow, this dress looked horrible on video, but the sheen helps cover the transparency in the stills. It’s a great fit for her skin tone, thought and she really looks great. The black one…no. There’s an interesting idea there, but it isn’t working in practice.

  2. llism

    Well, it would be better if not for the tanning mishap on her legs.

  3. Karla

    How exactly do women get to these awards shows without all the lap wrinkles evident in the top dress? Do they lie flat in the car? Why do some women know the trick & others not so much?

  4. a

    Whoa, I am so not with you on this. I think she looks astounding in the first one. She is glowing! Her skin! Her jewelry! The color! The figure-flattery! I’m just going to pretend the bellybutton thing didn’t happen. Can’t we get over it??

  5. testington

    one of the worst dressed of the night, it looks SOOOOOO much better in that picture than it did when they interviewed her

  6. Shnaggi

    Black outfit so much better on her. But you are right those sleeves should be capped or have more length, the 3/4 doesn’t flatter her. The pink organza doesn’t work because she is too tubby and short waisted for the dress going up a size would help that but then the bust would have to be properly adjusted for fit as would the length. From the neck up she is dazzling.

  7. Funderpants

    She looks freaking amazing in both dresses. Super fun sixties ‘do plus shiny flow equal hair crush, big time.

  8. Melissa

    This is what I thought about Natalie Portman’s dress: am I the only one who could see her bully button? What would that mean about the universe? About me? About me and Natalie Portman?

  9. Jenna

    I feel like Jenna always winds up looking like she’s going to the prom when she goes to those fancy events. I wish she would stick to leaving her hair down and her makeup more natural because she looks beautiful in the second picture. I also wish she would opt for a more fun dress, maybe some color or something. She’s so young, she should dress more like it!

  10. vandalfan

    I don’t like her hair or necklace in the first photo, but the dress seems quite nice. But, ummm, tats? You couldn’t find any concealer?

    The second one is mumsy because of the scalloped hem and boat neck. I’d have written Mother of the Bride, but no proper Mother of the Bride would be seen in black on her daughter’s wedding day. In any other color, however, that’s it.

  11. Andrea

    Have I seen the first dress before somewhere? My memory is tingling.

  12. Moi

    I would love the first dress if it weren’t a nude color. Maybe a clay-ey red? That would have been stunning.

    Here second dress is fine. Which isn’t always a good thing.

  13. Julia

    I’ve only seen the nude dress in still photos, but I really like it! This is the first dress of hers in a long time I haven’t just thought “meh” about.

  14. Joni Woodhead

    yes Moi, a smokey red or maybe a coral would be cool colors on the first one, and theyd conceal the belly button issue too .. i do like the sheen of the champagne fabric against her skin though, instead of washing her out it ups the contrast to make her look more rosy and glowy, which is good.

  15. amy t.

    I can’t thank you enough for this post. My friend makes fun of me every time we go shopping, because if I can see my belly button through something then I refuse to buy it. For some reason, that is extremely annoying to me. Even if the shirt or dress is awesomely gorgeous and is supposed to fit snugly, the visual belly button is a total deal breaker for me.

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  17. NYCGirl

    I like the first one, and since I can’t see her belly button in the picture, I’m going to pretend the exposure incident didn’t happen and give her a Fab. ;)

    The second one…maybe without the sleeves? Or maybe if the sleeve fabric didn’t look like it was about to tear?

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