X Factor Fash Off Week 4 – Happy Halloween.

Last weeks X Factor is destined to be remembered for Cigarettes and Alcohol rather than any of the performances on the night. Gary Barlow’s shockingly rude comment about Tulisa’s fagash breath seemed out of the character for a man usually renowned as a gentleman, and left the other judges in a state of shock. (Louis Walsh’s face was an absolute picture). The comment certainly overshadowed the fashion on display, which predictably had a dark feel to keep in with the Halloween theme.

First up is Nicole, who was wearing a Julien MacDonald embellished catsuit. Now, there is no doubt that Nicole has an incredible body, but in the same way I hated Tulisa’s look last Halloween when she dressed as ‘Girl on a Motorcycle’, I hate this. I know it’s Halloween but that’s no excuse for turning up in a costume that Catwoman might wear for Sunday best. It was dramatic and beautifully made, but oh so attention seeking.

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MARK FAST Body Price: £45.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Macrame Legging Price: £22.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

On the other hand I really liked Tulisa’s beautiful black evening gown by Ariella Couture. Yes, it was a little tight on the bust area when she was sitting down, looking far better when she was standing up at the beginning. But this was a real Gilda dress, and with retro 1940s waves I really liked what Tulisa was trying to achieve – a glamorous Old Hollywood look that was a world away from the cartoon Halloween look of Nicole.

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SAVANNAH MAXI DRESS £195.00 click to visit Coast

BREITA BANDEAU MAXI DRESS £220.00 click to visit Coast

On Sunday night Nicole looked simply stunning. Her John Richmond gown was revealing, showing both decolletage and endless legs, but there was nothing trampy about this outfit, and it was a welcome departure after her Saturday night frightshow. The black and gold was striking, whilst the skirt had a flamenco style to it. One of my favourite Nicole looks so far.


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Strapless Drop Back Jewel Dress Price: £45.00 click to visit AX Paris

Peacock Strapless Drop Back Dress Price: £40.00 Click to visit AX Paris

Tulisa had another great night on Sunday in an elegant prom style dress from Stephanie Allin. I loved everything about this dress, from the lave panel across the top, to the midi length skirt. Lace is a great way to utilise the Halloween trend without going into Morticia Adams territory, and this dress was gothic prettiness. The only thing I would change is to pair this with black, or red heels, but other than that it was another great night for the female boss.

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DRAY DRESS £150.00 click to visit Coast

Julia Lace and taffeta prom dress £40 click to visit Clothing at Tesco

 A bit extra – The Pride of Britain Awards

Blenheim Print Dress £150.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Tanya dress £50 click to visit Virgos Lounge