It was probably one of the worst kept secrets in showbiz, that a certain Ms Cheryl Cole (or is it Tweedy, or just Cheryl…not sure I can keep up with all the name changes.) would be making a welcome return to the X Factor for 2014. Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow have both left the series, and with Cheryl and Simon Cowell returning, we have a judging panel that hark back to the glory days of the programme.
I for one am glad to see the Sassy Ms Cole back, I always loved her interaction with Simon, who clearly fancied the pants of her. I am now looking forward to seeing who else will be named as a judge after the departure of the mad as a box of frogs Mrs O, who was my favourite thing about the last series. And, of course, I’m looking forward to seeing what she wears.
Style-wise, Cheryl has always been a bit of an enigma. She has had incredible highs, like her appearance at the Cannes film festival in 2012, but also lows, like pretty much her entire US X Factor wardrobe. For her first appearance since being named as the newest X Factor judge, she totally nailed it in a beautiful lattice style, peplumed dress from Lela Rose, a dress that showed that the covered up look can be as sexy as it can be elegant. I loved the flash of coral on the Christian Louboutin heels, and her new, lighter hair colour. It was a polished, gorgeous look, one that shows that Cheryl is back, and that she means business!
Get the look – black dresses with sleeves
I think this Next dress in particular, is a dead ringer for Cheryl’s designer look.