X-Factor Letter of Truth: Part I Lost Count Already Is That Bad?


“Hey y’all?

We’re still wearing these bandage dresses, right? RIGHT? Because suddenly I feel sorta weird about this and it’s not just because we’re at a place called the DUNKIN DONUTS AUDITORIUM which I’m pretty sure is an insult.

LMK,

BRITNEY”

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  1. Jill
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    Love the color! Don’t love the style…been there, done that.

  2. nicola911
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    This bandage dress thing needs to stop – please?

  3. tarasaurusrex
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    This is the exact look she needs to abandon entirely and never look back on because in person, she is TEENY TINY and in physically great shape but these make her look way bigger than she is (that is, UNFLATTERING AS HAAAIIIILL) AND let’s be honest they’re so 2009.

  4. Eliza Bennett
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    Oh baby, baby, how was I/supposed to know/ this style is really tired? I saw it/on sale/and I just/couldn’t let it go…

  5. Zuzzie
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    From the waist up, fab. From he waist down, fug.

  6. Carol
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    It looks like Grandma’s corset/girdle …

  7. tarasaurusrex
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    Honestly though I’m so glad her hair looks nice again after years of turmoil

  8. Lina
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    OH HONEY NO.

  9. Helen
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    I certainly wouldn’t buy a bandage dress now, but I think they’re still fine to wear. And, though the shot’s taken from an unflattering angle, I think this one is a good fit on her, too, and well cut. The red works, too.

    Those shoes, however, are both too heavy for the dress, and also more of a fall/winter design. Shoe fail, I’m afraid. So close, Britney!

  10. Gauthier
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    But the HAIR. I covet. I don’t think it’s looked this natural, fluffy and gorgeous in the last seven years. And yeah, she needs to stay away from those garroting embalming cocoons, they make her neat, sturdy body look like a condiment usually accompanied by sauerkraut, and a lopsided specimen at that. If she kept the hair, lost lower lid eyeliner (NEVER OUTLINE YOUR ENTIRE EYE UNLESS YOU HAVE EYES THE SIZE OF GODDAMN SAUCERS WHY DO WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD NOT UNDERSTAND THIS SIMPLE FACT I’m looking at you SJP, it ruins the entire face, to me it looks like the eyes are convicted felons serving a life sentence in cramped quarters while the rest of the features are left to roam free on vast pastures of face and it makes me SAD) and went for floaty, light numbers, she’d look better than she ever has in her entire career.

    • ellie
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      FOR REALZ.

      I don’t understand why any* woman would line her lower lashes — who needs DARK STUFF under their eyes? I sure don’t. It makes the eye look so much smaller and, let’s be frank, it’s so 1987. Life is not a Robert Palmer video, people!

      I’m totally in favour of Britney’s hair, though. It looks great here.

      *One possible exception would be people with epicanthic folds –sometimes the fold means that the eye is just too hidden and a bit of liner on the lower lid serves to define the eye a bit.

    • kickassmomnyc
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      “EYES THE SIZE OF GODDAMN SAUCERS ”

      e.g. Mila Kunis. She can get away with it.

  11. Dazie
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    I think with a little tweaking (make the hem straight, corral the girls a little more effectively) and different shoes (the hooves are too… too) and she’d look fine.

  12. Jules
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    Um, anybody else zoom in on her feet (by accident)? One is all smudged with dirt and the other one looks like she just went 3 rounds with Eric Northman at Fangtasia. Gross.

    • Stefanie
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      That’s a tattoo on her one foot and I’d hardly call a bruise and some scratches on her other foot gross.

      • JeanneMorelle
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        I would. Get some booties and cover up until healed. Is that so hard?

        • Jessica
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          Yes, because we should have to wear booties in the summer, just because our bodies aren’t perfect. Scratches and bruises are nothing to be ashamed of.

        • Jessica
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          Everyone, be cool.

      • Jules
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        Ok, so I stand corrected on the right foot. It’s a tattoo. A tattoo that, in this picture, to me, looks like dirt. And yes, I think dirty feet are gross. I also know the human body is not impervious and does often get scratched and bruised. However, the wounds on her left foot look fresh and a little gaping. And I happen to find open, gaping wounds gross, on anyone’s person, including my own. This is probably why I am not a medical professional. So while others may not find her feet gross in this picture, I do. Tomato, Tomahto. Potato, Potahto.

    • Miss Tee
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      Jules, I am cracking up at your comment. I’m not sure why I find it so hilarious, but I am truly laughing out loud all alone in my living room. It could be because I’m drunk. But it also could be because it was super duper hilarrriousss!

      • Jules
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        I’m glad you enjoyed it! I didn’t intend to start a heated debate! Cheers!

  13. amanda
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    I say this at the risk of sounding rude, but doesn’t it look like BritBrit could use a better bra with this outfit? I’m not trying to be mean – homegirl looks great, especially after having two kids and multiple bouts of crazy – but she looks a leeetle saggy here (IMHO) and some more support would make her look much better.

    That said, the whole look would be even better still if it were a completely different dress in that same color…with completely different shoes, too, because those are horrible!

  14. Jessica
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    The hair IS way better, though. Like SO much better than usual.

    • Helen
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      It really is. Whoever’s doing her hair right now is a genius.

      • aeb
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        her hair is beyond fantastic. so fantastic that i only noticed the odd boobs and weird hemline just a little bit before i went back to how amazing her hair looks.

        her feet do look weird, but more of that “hey that’s a really high heel and you shoved your foot in” as opposed to bruised/dirty/etc. i’d wear heels that high if i was just walking from my car to the stage too.

      • CranAppleSnapple
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        Is the weave gone, at long last? It looks really natural.

  15. Stefanie
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    Man, her hair is looking good! As a Britney lover, I’m happy to see her looking healthy. And I sincerely hope she is healthy and that this X-Factor stuff isn’t too much for her.

  16. Ally
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    To redeem the Dunkin Donuts auditorium a little bit – it’s called the “Dunkin Donuts CENTER.” I graduated from college there. Not like that makes it much classier. I just hope they weren’t handing out any egg sandwiches.

    • JanetP
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      Oh, c’mon, it’s called The Dunk. I live in RI, but you just can’t redeem that : )

    • Martha
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      I graduated from the Dunk as well. It’s not high on my list of things to be proud of. You were not even allowed to buy coffee once you got there too and bring it on the floor. It would have made graduation go a lot better.

  17. Shiitake
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    Hair is fantastic. Beautiful color, dated dress style. Overall, not a disaster.

  18. Elizabeth
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    The dress is over. And the hooves? Never liked them and they need to stop. Kthanks.

  19. CJ
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    Poor Britney. Someone needs to style her. Some how she manages to make a $1,200 dress look like she got it off the sale rack at Charlotte Russe. She needs something well tailored and not so tight that is flattering for her body type. She’s not fat at all. But after two kids and lots of crazy, things have shifted. She just always seems so out of it.

  20. Lisa Marie
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    Her hair looks so pretty!
    It’s actually the Dunkin Donuts Center. It used to be the Providence Civic Center until DD bought the naming rights. It’s part of their plot to take over New England.

  21. Peachsiki
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    I think she looks great in that, but the blonde version of JLoHew isn’t the way to go. This is a strange thing to say but her shoes don’t match the shoes, hair’s going to the beach, shoes to the office and her body’s going to the clubz

  22. Prudent Fashionista
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    Oh no! But her hair looks gorgeous!

    http://aprudentfashionista.blogspot.ca/

  23. TheReset
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    Not sure if it was mentioned, but it’s in her rider to have like, 20 bandage dresses on hand at all times during this show’s taping. And you know what? I don’t care. Look how CLEAN and SANE she looks. THINK OF THE CHILDREN. She’s like a real mom with a job again, functioning and all. Yay. I’ll take it.

    • Christian
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      Here here! LBR, Britney has this magic ability to make even the most elegant gown look like it came off the racks of Charlotte Russe (to quote an above commentor). But IDC as long as she looks clean and happy. So on with the bandage dresses! Just remember to shower, brush your hair, and take your meds.

  24. Fat Desdemona
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    Britney– Baby girl, I love you, but you need help. It’s not a bad thing to ask for it. You are a beautiful woman with a beautiful body and what seems like a beautiful spirit. Please dress like it!

    Love,
    A Woman Who Doesn’t Really Dress That Well Either, But Expects Better of You

  25. Ghanimatrix
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    Her feet look horrible – I mean her actual feet, not the shoes. What the hell happened to them?

  26. Olivia
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    While I could totally do without the dress, you must admit that from the shoulders up, she looks fantastic!

  27. vandalfan
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    Dated style, yes, but it looks good on her. The color is great with her hair. But Holy Cow, those shoes are awful. They squash the beejezuz out of her toes, and she’s just twisted or run into something with her left ankle and got a boo-boo. I just knew those kind of shoes were killers!

  28. MissMelrose
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    I’m not crazy about her outfit but this must be the best she’s looked in absolutely years – she looks like she’s actually ‘there’ for a change. Great hair.

  29. Kate
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    My first thought when I saw this photo was, why is she wearing that lovely retro swimsuit on the street?

  30. missy
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    her hair hasn’t looked that good in YEARS

  31. Improbable Joe
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    The dress would be a hundred times better if the hemline didn’t form a wedge aimed at her “wedge”, and the top half didn’t show a hint of underboob.

  32. CD
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    Is that boy trying to give her a Kindle? Is that what that box is? Is that sweet/awesome/mean/hilarious?

  33. The Ghost of Versace
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    I wondered when she was going to start bringing out the bandage dresses, her rider states that she has to have 25 on hand at all times or something. But really, this is Brit, I applaud when she has shoes on (albeit horrible shoes). She doesn’t look bad, she’s just wearing something that Amanda Bynes oversaturated us with two years ago. I would be surprised if she (or her stylists) ever brought out something that didn’t go out of style two years ago.

    But the hair… I LOVE that hair. Way to go Brit!

    PS: Someone really needs to teach you how to pose. Tyra!

    • Leah
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      Well, considering she lost about 2 years of her life with the ca-razy, she is actually “in style” for the time period she lost!

  34. MissJay'sNeckRuffles
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    You guys NEED to see what Demi Lovato wore to this X-Factor audition. There’s a picture of her and Britney on Brit’s facebook. It’s beyond words

  35. CJG
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    Though the color is fab for her, this dress looks like a too-tight girdle… and she needs a bra. But what I really want to talk about are those black shoes. I don’t know why she chooses black shoes when she’s not wearing black. And heavy-looking hoof shoes to boot.

    It makes me think of something I read about Kim Novak believing that your shoes should match your head. She fought with Hitchcock when they filmed Vertigo because she thought the black pumps he wanted her to wear with that classic Edith Head gray suit were unflattering with her platinum blonde hair. Though I think the gray suit ensemble that Ms. Novak wore for the film was pitch perfect (yes, she wore black pumps, but also a black bag), I think the lovely Ms. Spears should subscribe to Ms. Novak’s philosophy about shoes and hair. How much this (and the recent cotton candy pink dress) would have been improved if she had pitched the black shoes in favor of something lighter that suits her blonde locks….a light metallic that kind of disappears from a distance or a nude shoe…anything but black hoof shoes!

  36. Mahastee
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    Dearie me, I want good things for Britney, and so I think she should sack her stylist – whoever it is has gone and bought both dress AND (ugly) shoes in sizes too small. But she should fer shure keep the hairstylist.

    Top be quite honest, I am surprised we don’t see MORE bruises on the red carpet, I guess they are usually covered up by gallons of body makeup. Brit’s little boo boo is kind of refreshing.

  37. cc
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    I think she looks GREAT. For Brit this is like an A. I don’t know about the shoes, they look a little heavy to me but overall I think its awesome.

  38. TonyG
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    Those shoes look very uncomfortable. Her poor toes!

  39. fritanga
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    It’s the absent stare and glazed smile which gets me. Forget the awful dress (which does her rack and legs no favors) – this girl is drugged to the max. Is she still so much a cash cow that her conservators have to trot her out like this?

    This girl should go back to Louisiana and rest.

  40. Miss Louise
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    Her hair is fab and that shade of red is sensational … I agree with everyone about the need for boob-wrangling and better shoes. But most of all I look at her face and she looks sad. Not drugged (although who knows), but sad.

    • CJG
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      I agree. Though she looks quite pretty here, there is something very sad about her face that I don’t remember seeing years ago. She looks like she doesn’t want to be there, but is going through the motions. Maybe it’s the way she’s doing her eye makeup, which is a very heavy outline of downturned eyes, but when I look at her face now, all I see are those big, sad eyes and a half-hearted smile.

  41. Jolene
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    Oh, Britney. You are such a brave, brave trouper. You look beautiful and I tips me lid to you, love.

  42. Nebula
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    SHE looks great. The dress is a nice colour, and I think the neckline is good, but the rest of it is only meh. And those shoes are no good at all.

  43. Michelle
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    I know she piles on the under-eye liner and in this angle it is hard to tell but her FACE is looking so much better. Not so tired and haggard. And the hair is great. Love you Brit-Brit!

  44. Kara
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    I’m neutral on the dress but I hate everything about the shoes, both with the dress and in general.

  45. ML
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    I feel a little sorry for Le Brit here. She looks like a sad, wee calf being judged at auction.

  46. Aria
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    I don’t hate bandage dresses, but there is something about this that I don’t love. Maybe if it were just a tad looser? I love the color though and her hair is fab. I have never liked those horse-hooved shoes and don’t like them hear. But she is looking so much better and seems so smiley/happy , so I give a thumbs up

  47. Rhiannon S
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    I wonder if anyone has shared this hilarious little gem with you ladies…

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  50. J to the Da
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    LOL I <3 My RIers who are like "HEY HEY HEY IT'S THE DUNKIN DONUTS CENTER AKA THE DUNK. GET IT RIGHT." Makes me smile that we all had the same though. Also Brit has looked worse so let's be happy for small accomplishments.

  51. Cranky Old Batt
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    She looks like an aging street walker in this photo for some reason.

  52. joan
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    i think she looks great!

  53. Amy V
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    I don’t really care one way or the other about the dress, but for the love of god please stop making those damned super-platform, hooves of high heels. They’re so hideous!

  54. Travis Harrison Lafferty
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    You know, I just wish it were a smidge longer in the skirt. And maybe a friendlier color. I’m not much a fan of blood red on most people, unless they are indeed a vampire empress. But other than that, she’s not a total tragedy. :D

  55. Miss Bea Heyvin
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    You can take the girl out of the honky tonk, but you can’t take the honky tonk out of the girl.

  56. Lillibet
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    Oh-oh. And little girls are taking photos of her.

  57. luxsword
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    Why would anyone wear such shoes that hurt the toes like this ?

  58. Em Tev
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    Regarding the dress: Don’t try to put 10 pounds of stuff in a 5 pound bag. She’s not a big girl, but that dress would flatter no one.

  59. belles
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    some one needs to sit her down and tell her that she has and hourglass figre and needs to dress better for her shape