Top 5: Cheryl and Dannii; which gowns had the XFactor?

With the final of XFactor last night (congratulations Matt!) I have decided to look back at the judges fashion highs of the show.

Overall I think that Dannii kept it classy through out the series, with her new mum status meaning her looks were covered up but still sexy. Also, her body looked amazing, considering how recently she gave birth to baby Ethan.

Cheryl on the other hand often opted for short styles and sparkle and shine. Many of her dress choices were questionable, of course she could pull them off, but most would not be seen anywhere near my wardrobe!

Although I think overall Dannii won, Cheryl had a few statement looks that really caught my eye. Having said that, here are my top 5 favourites worn by Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue throughout the show, and who designed them…

1. Cheryl – Semi Finals – Sunday Night – Zuhair Murad.

I am so in love with the mullet-dress trend this season, with the short front and long back, and this dress is no exception, I love the flowing black train and the drapery across the front. I also like the way Cheryl has let the dress speak for itself, with swept back hair and simple black court shoes. She’s also got the on-trend long earrings going on. The contrast between the soft black fabric and then structured metallic of the bust and skirt is beautiful.

2. Dannii – The Final – Saturday Night – J’Aton Couture.

New mum Dannii adjusted this dress from the original by adding another panel under what was a sheer bust when it first hit the runway. You wouldn’t know it however, the dress still looks amazing with ruffles galore. The deep red wine colour is very in this season and suits Dannii’s skin tone perfectly. Her hair and make up fits the style perfectly and the dress is so flattering for her figure. The belt brings it in at the waist and the floor length skirt adds class, but being sheer it still allows us to see the Aussie’s perfect pins.

3. Cheryl – Week 8 – Saturday night –  Again wearing a stunning Zuhair Murad number.

Cheryl opted for another dress by Zuhair Murad. This sparkley frock has also been worn by Kylie Minogue & Emma Roberts. Asymmetry is very in at the moment, and the colours of this dress work perfectly with Cheryl’s skin tone, hair colour and smokey bronzed eye makeup. The sheer sleeve and lace are very on trend. The zip up the side gives it a little bit of edge, something Cheryl loves in her dresses, but it does not take away from the glitz and glamour of the gown.

4. Dannii – Week 1 – Saturday night – again in a stunning piece by Australian duo J’Aton Couture.

I think this might be my favourite dress of the series. Dannii looked absolutely stunning. Everything about the look was perfect, from the wavey hair and simple earrings, to the bright red lip and structured shoulders. White lace is a look many celebrities are loving at the moment, and the sheer parts of this dress are sexy without giving too much away. Take a look at my top 5 white lace dresses.

5. Cheryl – Week 3 – Saturday night – HMH Couture. (Hanna Marie Hutchinson)

HMH made this dress especially for Cheryl after they were asked to design and produce an exclusive gown for the show. This dress is quite demure for Cheryl, floor length and a high neck, however the HMH signature cut out sides are sexy and the shape is stunning on her. It’s nice to see her covered up but still looking sexy. Her simple make-up and gorgeous Grisogono globe earrings complete the look. I also love the colour, beige/nude has been seen everywhere on the runways and catwalks this year, and Cheryl is really working it. The dress is available to buy from selected boutiques across the UK from December in nude and red.

It was so difficult to choose just five dresses as my favourites, there was also a gorgeous black versus number worn by Cheryl, and a gorgeous ruffled red dress worn by Dannii. However, the five above had the XFactor in my eyes! I want them all!

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4 responses to “Top 5: Cheryl and Dannii; which gowns had the XFactor?

  1. I have to say, I am agreeing with the mags on this one this year, Danni definitely won the dress-off! Cheryl always looks stunning but I think Danni’s outfits have been so beautiful. I also think the J’Aton Couture lacy white was her best look, shows off her figure and classic style beautifully!

    • I agree Holly, Overall Dannii always looked good. Cheryl had the occasional amazing outfit, but mostly she looked a little cheap – you would think this would be difficult for someone with such a high wardrobe budget. But the abundance of studs, straps and shiny fabrics, paired with the ever changing hair colours, meant that Cheryl lost in my book!
      Dannii wore so many nice dresses, but a lot of them were quite plain, which is why they didn’t make it onto this list, I wanted to chose the ones with a little more pizazz. It just so happened that I ended up finding more from Cheryl, it was close though!

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