Who Wore J. Mendel Better? Becki Newton or Nicola Roberts

To the 2007 Emmy Awards, Becki Newton wore this J. Mendel strapless tulle mermaid gown.

I was not crazy about the dress then, but when Nicola Roberts wore it last night to the 2009 Brit Awards, I instantly feel in love.

Maybe it was the sparkling tulle hem, the way she stood out, or her beautiful hair and make-up, but Nicola easily wins this for me.

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2009 Brit Awards - Best Dressed

2009 Brit Awards – Best Dressed

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Runway To The Brit Awards – Kylie Minogue

11 Responses to Who Wore J. Mendel Better? Becki Newton or Nicola Roberts

  1. Erica February 18, 2010 at 13:57 #

    Does anybody know where I could buy a dress like this?

  2. Anonymous February 20, 2009 at 02:24 #

    Nicola.. Her skin tone’s so beautiful.. She makes the dress look more classy and elegant. her hair is just.. gorgeous.

  3. misstuesday February 20, 2009 at 01:03 #

    I’m sorry but I’m definitely with the last couple of comments, I think she looks awful in it. I think, in fact, that all of them look pretty bed.

    But her skin looks like a corpse’s against the colour of the dress, it’s quite scary. She needs something a bit more vibrant.

    I like her hair though.

  4. Parvati February 20, 2009 at 00:39 #

    Becki Newton, all the way.

    She has much better posture and does this dress justice. I actually dislike Nicola’s hair and make-up. Maybe it’s just me, but I think they make her look much older than she is.

  5. Moi February 19, 2009 at 17:27 #

    I feel like you FC, because her skin toneand hair color matches perfectly with the dress

  6. OnCloud9 February 19, 2009 at 15:45 #

    i definitely prefer it on becky…the dress colour and texture washes out against nicola’s skin tone…and i really dont like her makeup
    becki newton looks beautiful

  7. Matt February 19, 2009 at 14:12 #

    I vote Becki..

  8. Flora February 19, 2009 at 13:25 #

    You ARE joking, aren’t you? Nicola’s put her eye make-up on with a trowel just like she usually does, and as a consequence, looks like a drag queen. She really needs to tone it down. The dress looked a hundred times better on Becki, who knows how to pose properly, and smile without grimacing.

    Nicola’s hair looks rather draggy too. Actually, why am I reminded of Danny La Rue or Dame Edna Everage? Hmm…

  9. boogie February 19, 2009 at 11:23 #

    I cannot belive that this is the same dress!! looks so good on nicola!!

  10. Ace Azri February 19, 2009 at 09:36 #

    i like nicola skin against the clothes. it has this very angelic feel to it.

  11. Cecily February 19, 2009 at 09:33 #

    I love it on Nicola. I like the hair.

    Maybe it’s the lighting – but I feel that the scallop detail is less pronounced on nicola’s dress. I like the additional detail to the tulle hem. 😀

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