X Factor Live Show – First Week Fashion

From the definitive X Factor days of Dannii and Cheryl, watching the outfits has always been a big part of my X Factor viewing. Last year Nicole Scherzinger was consistently amazing in her choices, upstaging her brash co-star Tulisa on a number of occasions. This year, we are set for a different view on fashion with returning judge Sharon Osbourne. Sharon is as cool as hell in my eyes, but she is also 62 and a grandmother, and so will be looking for different things from her X Factor wardrobe.

Also, although she is stylish, she could never be called an icon of style, in the way that Nicole has been wining plaudits. Her wardrobe has rather a gothic feel in acres of black, with just the occasional pieces of monochrome tied in. So how would Sharon fair in the arena of the live shows?

202173-judgesThe first live show saw both ladies turn on the glitz and glamour. Sharon opted against black and instead chose a gorgeous emerald-green shade that contrasted perfectly against her red hair. With long sleeves and a 1980s style silhouette, complete with those Joan Collins shoulder pads, I think this was a good look for Sharon, flattering in both colour and shape. I was actually less impressed with Nicole’s Julian Macdonald choice. This dress just seemed made for someone with a smaller bust. Nicole’s curves made it seem a little out of shape at the front – should that mesh panel really gap so wide? The fringes were described as Gatsby-esque, but to me they said ‘unfinished’.  The hair and make-up looked beautiful, but the dress – I just wasn’t a fan.

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On Sunday night both ladies opted for classic black designs. Nicole chose Kristian Aadnevik for the first results show, a classy mixture of black leather and velvet. I loved her messy updo, and the detailing of this dress, deceptively simple on a first look, but with lace paneling on the sides and almost a ladder effect on the back. Fabulous.

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Sharon wore a gothically glam black gown, with lace effect sleeves and side paneling. Another good choice from Mrs O.

I don’t think this year is going to be setting music alight, but it may just prove to be a vintage year for fashion.