Cheryl Cole came out of hiding following her so called humiliation at the hands of Simon Cowell following her sacking on the US X Factor.

I’m sure the £1.2m pay off for 4 days work is why the Geordie lass was all smiles on her 28th birthday party at The Sanderson Hotel in London last week.

Cheryl opted to wear a Stella McCartney spot-appliquéd tulle dress from the Fall 2011 collection.

Her ivory halter chiffon dress with white disc appliqués was terribly unflattering on Cheryl.

The ethereal nature of this look is totally lost on her as Cheryl makes this Stella McCartney dress look like a Lipsy knock-off; especially as she’s butchered the dress by making it shorter.

Her hair doesn’t help this look much either.

Whilst I like the colour, the asymmetrical faux pob doesn’t work for her.

A white Stella McCartney clutch and gold satin t-bar peep-toes completed her look.

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