Who Wore Issa Better? Nicola Roberts or Rose McGowan

Nicola Roberts from UK girl group, Girls Aloud wore this emerald green Issa silk jersey gown to the Make-A-Wish Winter Ball in London last year.

She looked sensational pairing her dress with a gold necklace and a silver Alexander McQueen clutch with a gold skull clasp.

Nearly exactly a year on actress Rose McGowan wore the same dress to “The Artist’s Museum Happening” MOCA Los Angeles Gala this weekend.

She too looked amazing in the dress.

I think the dress works so well against their pale skin tones.

Rose’s added Tresor turquoise drop earrings and matching Ippolita bangles.

I’ve always loved Nicola’s style and as much as I want to give this to her, Rose’s accessories blew me away with this look so she wins for me.

Credit: Bauer Griffin

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  • Two words for Nicola – posture and confidence. Maybe this is just a one-off bad photo.

    • Steve

      That’s not a fair comment Rose is purposely posing for the cameras while Nicola is snapped outside on the pavement it may have been chilly that night.

  • karen

    WOW i’ve never seen Rose look this good before! She deserves some recognition just for it. She looks great. Amazing.

  • Suz

    Never heard of Nicola Roberts before coming across this website, and I really like her style, but this is Rose McGowan’s dress for sure. I’d say BDOTW contender.

  • Ethne Blist

    They both look fab. I am in a dilemma! Rose though. Love her hair even though it’s not red.

  • Wow Rose McGowan looks stunning here!! Best she’s looked in years!

    • Fashion Critic

      total agreement.

      • mol


  • Gaber

    I am not going to decide because I feel that both brought something unique to this look and made it their own. The dress just creates a different look if it’s shoulders back/boobs out for an ultra sexy-, or hunched for a more high fashion look.

  • dee

    Rose wins. The color of the dress compliments Rose’s hair and skin color. Her accesories add some life to the dress and she fills it out better.

  • Linda

    This is a beautiful dress and both ladies look fantastic. I gave it to Nicola bc Rose’s accessories, while lovely, are a little too matchy matchy for my taste. I love Nicolas hair colour against the green too.

  • rose is wonderful here…those earrings are fabulous!!!!!!!love them!

  • Laura

    Rose is the clear winner to me, but both ladies look fab.

  • Carys

    I love Nicola and the colour is fab on her, but Rose fills this dress out so much better. Best I’ve ever seen her look.

  • Marvel

    Rose absoluetly blows me away here. A great look for her

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