Who Fugged It More: Cheryl Cole vs Zooey Deschanel


This might be a case of Hey, Look Who Fugged It Equally, but let’s get jiggy with it anyway. You might recall Zooey Deschanel sporting a version of this at the premiere of My Idiot Brother, and now booted X-Factor judge Cheryl Cole — or should I say Ex Factor, HA HA HA, sigh, Friday is never my best mental day — popped by the musical version of Shrek in the West End wearing it:

Something about the pelvic ruffles seems different — less elaborate — and Cheryl’s shoes are a bit cutesier. On the one hand, Zooey’s preponderance of crotch flaps gives her groin a Venus Flytrap flavor, as if her ladycage is going as the Little Shop of Horrors this Halloween and was just testing its costume. On the other, the half-hearted ruffle Cheryl is sporting looks kind of discount, like she couldn’t afford the full flytrap, so instead she just looks like she’s been cheaply cross-bred with a French maid. I’m thinking my answer is going to be, “Sigh, both of them are serving up their heads on a clown platter,” but for fun, let’s aim for optimism. SOMEONE has to have done it better, right?

So who was it? Which version do you think is LESS fug?

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  1. blah
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    Its the same dress. Zooey is wearing it wrong. The skirt’s slit should be on the side.

    • Jamie
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      That’s exactly what I was thinking – but then it must be separates, not a dress, right? Or did someone pull it apart and completely remake it with the skirt rotated 90 degrees? I’m so confused.

      • GFY Heather
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        I knew it was the same dress, but clearly something had been done to it — thanks for sussing it out! Never thought you could wear it sideways.

  2. vandalfan
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    You can’t make me chose either one. They are both clown collar peplum nightmares. The shoes here are particularly clown like.

  3. Sajorina
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    I actually LOVED Zooey’s version of the dress and thought she looked BEAUTIFUL in a whimsy, yet elegant kind of way! But, Cheryl’s looks awfully clown-y… Ew!

  4. Pouncer
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    Cheryl in this dress still has a figure — curves at waist and bosom and hips — while Zooey becomes a shapeless sack. And I like Cheryl’s shoes better. She makes this look sexy and interesting, somehow.

    • Eliza Bennett
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      That’s exactly why I voted for Cheryl. The hair is less crazy-clown-trying-to-make-it-as-french-maid and the shoes are more fun. But if my friend came out of the dressing room in either outfit, I would probably cackle and point.

  5. Erin
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    Zooey wins it for me because of her makeup. I can’t get behind hot pink lipstick my 8 year old self would have loved.

  6. Anne B
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    Where are my third and fourth voting options?

    * For Sexy-Waitress at the Sad Clown Cafe, neither Zoe nor Cheryl is wearing ENOUGH makeup.
    * Also, what does it take to get a Bozo Sidecar in a place like this?

  7. Evalyn
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    Zooey looks like she’s playing dress-up. Cheryl is wearing the dress. The dress is wearing Zooey, or perhaps inhaling her.

  8. LoriK
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    I can’t figure out why one person wore this clown costume masquerading as a dress, let alone two. This vote definitely needed a 3rd option of the “Oh hell no” variety.

  9. Carolina Girl
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    I must be getting really old, because when I look at either dress all I can think of is “God, getting makeup off that clown collar/Elizabethan ruff thingy is going to be a bitch!”

  10. Dazie
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    Hated both, but Cheryl’s shoes won the vote.

    Ruffles = bad, unless you’re a potato chip or the guest of honor at a quinceañera.

  11. Andrew S.
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    Cheeza just totally sells this for me.

  12. NYCGirl
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    If forced to pick, I’d say Cheryl’s is slightly less fug, because it’s simpler.

  13. helena
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    cheryl fugged it less. but only because zooey is obnoxious and i wasted 20something minutes of my life watching that fug of a show New Girl last night.

  14. bridgette
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    Zoey is naturally so darn cute. I thunk her version is stylish ad modern. Cheryl’s look is contrived and stiff. I’m really not feeling it,

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  15. SamBarge
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    I voted for Cheryl Cole because Noel Fielding calls her “Geordie Chocolate-eyes” and that’s good enough for me.