Celebrity Style on Trial: Hilary Duff at MTV’s TRL “Total Finale Live”


We see what Hillary Duff was trying to do here, of course. She’s taken a short, low-cut dress and tried to give it an air of respectability by encasing it within a longer, higher-necked, albeit totally transparent dress. Or its designer has, anyway.

We’ll give her a couple of points for effort (and because we like her hair), but ultimately we have to call “foul” on this one because…meh. Just pick and style and stick to it, Hilary! We can’t be doing with this “neither one thing nor another” look, and we can’t rightly say why. We think it may be something to do with the fact that, rather than making the super-short dress look slightly more demure, the transparent overlay only serves to draw attention to its super-shortness.

Oh, we don’t know. And we loved her “Look! I’m going to the election” look a couple of weeks back, so maybe we’re being too hard on Hil. What do you think, readers? Crime of fashion, or super-cute? Hilary shows us the back view under the jump…



  • November 18, 2008


    Ugh, without the sheer overlay it might have been kind of cute. A tad short, but cute. now it’s just a mess.

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  • November 19, 2008


    I was okay with the mesh overlay. It’s not great, but if you’re going to wear a sheer dress, I guess that’s the way to go… until…
    Why is it open in the back? thats horrible.

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  • May 8, 2010

    Sarah Anne

    Oh dear oh dear. I’m all for being adventurous but this… Darling it looks like crepe paper. Peachfish is dead on. The thing underneath if a few inches longer would have been lovely on her. And Celeste also had a point. Open at the back???

    Overall NO NO NO!!!

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