Celebrity Style on Trial: Mel B’s pink hooded dress at the MOBO Awards 2008

Spl55667_0041She’s never been known for being particularly “safe” when it comes to fashion (remember all that animal print in her Spice Girls days?) but we’re going to be honest here: when we first saw this picture of Mel B at last week’s MOBO Awards, we though the dress was giving birth to her. Take a look at her head emerging from its pink, er, lips, and you’ll maybe see what we mean…

We also thought a “less is more” policy on the boobs could’ve been a good thing, but hey, sometimes an “if ya got it, flaunt it” policy can work too, and there’s no denying – Mel here has got it. And by “it” we mean “a figure The Fashion Police would kill for”. And when we saw her actually presenting, and sans hood, this look seemed a whole lot better somehow.

Our question then, is this: is Mel B guilty of crimes against fashion here, or is this just an eye-catching and original dress which she looks great in? Only you can decide, readers, and you’ll find one more picture under the jump to help you out…


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13 Comments

  • October 20, 2008

    Alex D

    I don’t think anyone could possibly look good in that dress. Her hair looks dreadful as well.

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  • October 20, 2008

    Natasha

    I have nothing against “if ya got it, flaunt it”, but she could have achieved the same thing with a better dress.

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  • October 20, 2008

    Eva

    The hood is very much Grace Jones -I like it.

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  • October 20, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    Apart from the fact that she’s all greased up like a monkey and her hair looks like a hat, I think she could’ve picked a better dress to flaunt what she’s got. Her boobs look painful and she’s trying desperately to look casual by stuffing her hands inside pockets on a CORSET.

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  • October 20, 2008

    Chica

    Guilty, guilty, 100 times guilty, it looks awful..but Mel B is probably one of my least favourite people, she always wears tacky, attention-grabbing in the wrong way outfits.

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  • October 20, 2008

    Kelly S

    Are you sure that’s her? It doesn’t look like her in either picture, to me

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  • October 20, 2008

    Evelyn

    Remember Grace Jones playing May Day in A View To A Kill?
    Check the link!

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  • October 20, 2008

    Evelyn

    http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/bond-villains/grace-jones?id=002

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  • October 20, 2008

    Sarah

    Honestly, the dress didn’t bother me nearly as much as her makeup and hair. Like someone else pointed out, she doesn’t even look like herself!

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  • October 20, 2008

    peachfish

    I actually kind of like the dress for some reason…I can’t explain it. maybe it’s the color and the sparkly bits. I HATE her hair and makeup though.

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  • October 20, 2008

    Nina

    As you pointed out the thing with the dress “giving birth” to her, it doesn’t really help that the dress in question is light pink…!

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  • October 21, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    Evelyn has hit the nail on the head.

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  • December 11, 2008

    leannie

    well let’s see. i love mel b, but unless the night was star wars themed, i gotta say that dress is pretty shiteous.

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