Tuesday 16 January 2018

Red Carpet Wrap: Best and worst dressed

Tulia Contostavlos and Camilla Parker-Bowles
Tulia Contostavlos and Camilla Parker-Bowles

Niamh McHugh

Best dressed: Tulisa Contostavlos

Arriving at the X Factor auditions in Manchester, Tulisa left no doubt that the style war between herself and former Spice Girl Mel B was over -- before it had begun.

The 'Young' singer teamed a T dress with neat waist and pretty floral pattern with an edgy black jacket, black nails and an attitude to match.

No wonder she can judge with confidence, and thank goodness she's left that ridiculous cross-armed pose behind her!

We knew you weren't really a gladiator from the 1990s ITV show, Tulisa. Although her hemline did leave her exposed to a few possible Marilyn moments of embarrassment, 'The female boss' carried off the look with no problem.

On to bigger and better things, we look forward to Tulisa's more dramatic looks of the finals of the show.

Worst dressed: Camilla Parker-Bowles

Camilla may have been attending a glittering celebration of the Queen's diamond jubilee but this outfit was far beyond polishing to look like a gem.

All the fireworks in the kingdom couldn't take the attention off this head-to-toe shiney ensemble and enormous Pringle-shaped hat. Camilla, we advise you park that outfit deep in the bowels of the palace.

Even the pattern gives the impression that Charles' missus had been finger painting with solid gold. Leave the artwork to the official painters for those oil paintings!

Thank goodness Kate Middleton is never far away to distract the discerning eyes of the fashionistas with something more agreeable to one's taste, and provide some royal glamour when Camilla's effort collapses.

This royal disaster of an outfit wouldn't look out of place in a Quality Street tin, but unfortunately it is no treat to look at. One is not impressed.

Irish Independent

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