July 2, 2009 Runway to Sidewalk

Runway To Cheryl Cole’s 26 Birthday Party – Cheryl Cole in Alexander McQueen

Last night X Factor judge and Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole celebrated her 26th birthday at Vanilla Club in London.

The birthday girl was center of attention – as she should be – wearing a ombré fringed Alexander McQueen sleeveless dress with nude embroidered mesh panel on the bodice.

This is a very different look for the star desperate to shake off her WAG image.

Despite the dress leaving very little to the imagination and evoking images of ice-skaters at the winter Olympics, I think she just manages to pull it off, with her hair pulled tightly back and the complementary nude Christian Louboutin Prive slingbacks.

For some reason I have a feeling a lot of you will hate it.

When it comes to Terri Seymour I absolutely love her vibrant blue Versace Spring 2009 one-shoulder mini dress.

She always picks pieces that show-off her assets…her legs.

Apart from the colour I love the bell-shape of the skirt, the simple silver jewels and even her grey YSL Trib Two slingbacks with complete this stunning look.

You may remember that Donatella Versace wore this same dress recently, but she modified the skirt.

Girls Aloud band-mate Nicola Roberts attended the party wearing a mint green linen Paul & Joe Resort 2009 dress with white trim ruffle sleeves and matching mint peep-toe shoes and a black satin Chanel bag.

I adore this look. One of my favourites on a very slow week.

Kimberley Walsh joins fellow bandmate Nicola Roberts to celebrate Cheryl Cole’s 26th birthday standing out in a bright pink Adam sleeveless silk playsuit cinched at the waist with a retro black belt to match her peep-toe heels and Chanel shoulder bag.

Credit: Flynet, & BIG PICTURES/

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44 Responses to Runway To Cheryl Cole’s 26 Birthday Party – Cheryl Cole in Alexander McQueen

  1. GA Lover July 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    Cheryl looks so nice in this dress. she always looks beautiful and can never look bad. hope you had a good birthday cheryl
    love ya
    Aloud & Proud 4Eva

  2. Jesse July 3, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    Nicola however, without a doubt, looks stunning.

  3. Jesse July 3, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    Her body looks really good and I think that’s why she just about pulls it off but because she is dancing on the borders of sexy, everyones opinions are differing. Though I don’t really care for the dress itself.

    I think it might be the fact that she’s not flat chested that is making people go a bit crazy about it.

  4. Parvati July 3, 2009 at 12:16 am #

    Sorry, but there is too much nude going on here. For me, this is trashy, not sexy, nor elegant. Which is weird, because, from what I’ve seen here on this blog, Cheryl Cole is usually well dressed.

  5. jess July 2, 2009 at 10:43 pm #

    the McQueen dress is nice, but Cheryl’s boobs spoil it. I think you need to be flat chested to pull it off

  6. Kel July 2, 2009 at 7:49 pm #

    Lol I’m surprised so many ppl hate Cheryl’s dress cause I actually said ‘Wow’ when I saw the picture!

    Well it is revealing I guess, but when she has the body to pull it off, who cares? Plus it’s her birthday, I think she does have the right to be in the limelight, which I’m pretty sure she was/

    Oh and Nicola looks so adorable! 😀

  7. bee July 2, 2009 at 6:32 pm #

    I agree with Mavo M.

    Chanel Iman (at least, I think that’s her in the pic xD) looked spectacular in it because shes waif thin and, bluntly, flat. Cheryl has too much on top to pull of the dress, personally.

    Face it, different types of clothes were made for different types of women ” /

  8. Kim July 2, 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    This dress personifies “wag”gy! I am surprised you liked it considering you said at least of of Megan Fox’ dresses was too sexy. This is……

    • Fashion Critic July 2, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

      As a matter of a fact I ONLY said the Cavalli dress was too sexy. The rest I said were sexy yet tasteful.

      If you look back I have DEFENDED most of her looks.

      Please be accurate if you are going to question what I have “said”.

      • Kim July 2, 2009 at 6:39 pm #

        I guess the main point was that dress wasn’t nearly as revealing as this and it signifies obvious DESPERATION IMO!

        • Fashion Critic July 2, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

          Comparing the Cheryl and Megan is like comparing apples and oranges.

          I will not get into a debate about this as I seems you are spoiling for an argument but Cheryl was not walking the red carpet she was walking to her own birthday party.

          You say desperate that’s your opinion.

  9. ber July 2, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    I hate it too. She looks tacky. I do like Nicola’s dress.

  10. melissa July 2, 2009 at 3:06 pm #

    Even though the dress is growing on me I can’t help feeling disappointed in Cheryl. I hope this is a one off for her because she is usually impeccable. She does manage to pull it off and not many could.

  11. Mavo M July 2, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    The dress isn’t the problem. It is the body that is in it. Anyone with any semblance of breast is going to look totally trashy in this dress. Put it on a rake-thin model and it looks credible. On anyone else, it just doesn’t work.

  12. Adam July 2, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    Cheryl’s dress looks like the kind thing Pamela Anderson or Jordan would wear if they could afford it.

  13. Fashion Critic July 2, 2009 at 2:04 pm #

    LOL I was right you all HATE it 🙂

    • Hilary July 2, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

      Not everyone!!!

      • Fashion Critic July 2, 2009 at 2:42 pm #

        At least 3 of you agree with me 😉

        • Emma July 4, 2009 at 2:21 pm #

          i dont hate it 🙂

  14. Ally July 2, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    Cheryl’s dress is just over the line. I think no one else has worn that dress yet b/c they had an honest friend who told him not to leave the house looking like “hoe on ice”! It also kind of reminds me of the Project Runway episode where they had to design figure skating outfits.

    • Ally July 2, 2009 at 2:02 pm #

      *them* not him. No him should ever ever wear this :-P.

  15. Camilla July 2, 2009 at 2:01 pm #

    Not a fan. This belongs on a waif-like figure, and so the size of her breasts just make it look vulgar, as does the scraped back hair and layers of make-up. I like Cheryl, but this is awful.

  16. robbie July 2, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    wow cheryl she just ruined my favourite dress from that collection. the dress on thew runway is perfect because it only shows a little bit of breast, but on cheryl she just makes it look cheap and tacky, and if i am completely honest she looks slutty.

    terri, it is okay but she still makes it look boring.

  17. Hilary July 2, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    I think Cheryl looks STUNNING. She actually doesn’t look trashy..whereas other celebs can be much more covered up in an Herve Leger and look so cheap. Cheryl has such a beautiful figure and she’s young, so why shouldn’t she show it off? She still looks classy

  18. Raquel July 2, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    I hate the dress itself, it’s pure trashy. There’s a a huge difference between a very sexy daring piece, a la Jennifer Lopez famous green Versace dress, and stuff that woulod make ANY woman look desperate and vulgar.

    • Parvati July 3, 2009 at 12:13 am #

      Jennifer Lopez’s green Versace dress came to my mind, too, exactly because most people found it trashy – while I thought it was very sexy but also very nice. And I’m actually surprised that while that Versace seemed trashy to a lot of people, this Alexander McQueen’s was fine to them.

  19. Paris Pastry July 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    Cheryl is an amazing looking woman and she has a fantastic body. I’m not really familiar with her except from the photos I see on your blog, and she always wears very little, very revealing clothes, but this just reads DESPERATE to me. There is a difference between sexy & classy and sexy & slutty. The latter always applies to Cheryl.

    I don’t hate the dress itself, I just think Cheryl wasn’t the right person for the dress and it would have looked better if you could see her belly button, like on the model.

    Btw, what’s a ‘WAG’?

    • Fashion Critic July 2, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

      WAG is a acronym


      It is used to describe the type of girls who date/marry footballers/soccer players as those players have a lot of money some earning about £60k to £120k per week.

      WAGs are perceived as bimbo’s who live off their partners earnings hence her trying to move away from that type of image as she has her own career.

  20. Alice[*] July 2, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    Ugly dress for Cheryl.Terry does a bit better,but I’m not impressed.

  21. T July 2, 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    I loved Alexander Mcqueen s/s 09, but that dress was one of the few I hated, she just looks trashy.

  22. ludivine-emilie July 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm #

    welcome to vulgarity land !!!
    i just think you can’t buy style!!!

  23. Tia July 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    It takes a brave woman to wear a dress like that– (Cheryl). Can’t accuse her of being safe and boring! She’s stunning looking so there probably isn’t a lot she can’t wear.

  24. Lily July 2, 2009 at 1:15 pm #

    Cheryl Cole has an amazing body, but geez… The dress is horrible!!! I don’t understand how she would walk around in that!

  25. Ling July 2, 2009 at 1:07 pm #

    To me, that is exactly what a WAG would wear, what a pity! Terri and Cheryl should have swapped dresses.

  26. Cleopatra July 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm #

    nope, not feeling this choice for cheryl. dodgy dress makes it seem like she’s trying too hard for the attention.

  27. Anastasia July 2, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    Terry is gorgeous, Cheryl… well, you’re right, I hate the dress. 🙂

  28. Dorian Gray July 2, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    I love the blue Versace dress! Even McQueen isn’t that bad…

  29. iona July 2, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    i absolutelly hate cheryl’s dress. she looks like a trashy ice skater… the sheer panel is hideous and it does nothing for her.
    i’m fan of her style, she usually dresses really nice, but this is a definetlly no.

    impressed u FC liked it 🙂

    • Fashion Critic July 2, 2009 at 12:36 pm #

      I like that she’s trying something different.

      No one else has dared to wear this dress.

  30. Emma July 2, 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    At first i hated cheryl’s dress but the more i look at it the more i actually think she looks gorgeous!
    This woman can do no wrong and i think she is one of the few people who could pull this off.

  31. Louise July 2, 2009 at 11:58 am #

    You are right, I hate it.
    It looks like she is wearing a curtain and I don’t think it is flattering around the bust.
    The blue mini is cute.

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