Miley Cyrus’ Inaugural Fashion Misstep

By Nicole Guanlao

Miley CyrusSo, finally, the Cheetah Girls movie is over … it’s time for the “Kids’ Inaugural: We Are the Future” concert on the Disney Channel! So who should kick off the concert? Miss Miley Cyrus, of course! Now, it might have been a great performance and she might have sounded amazing, but I was just too distracted by her red dress and her puffy updo.

I would like to quote my feisty co-worker Jocelyn Vena: “It looks like her dress was for her mom.”

I’m a Miley fan — although I’ve been slowly swaying to Demi Lovato for the past few months — but, girlfriend, what were you thinking wearing that dress? You’re youthful, vibrant and young! As a former teenager who went shopping six months before prom for a dress, I know there are plenty of gowns that won’t make a teenage girl look like she’s trying too hard. Dress aside, let’s discuss the hair: It was a bit too disheveled for my taste (a.k.a two-minute updo). I expect my Miley to be impeccable. It was almost as bad as Billy Ray Cyrus coming onstage yelling, “Are you ready for Obama?” (Actually, I lied.)

Her “Fly on the Wall” performance showed the Miley we all love — she was in her element and rocking out. She looked hip and cool and 16! She’s a beautiful girl, and I’m sure there are gowns out there that can make her look elegant and youthful at the same time. I totally understand she was kicking off the concert and singing a powerful song, so a nice gown would be fitting, but let’s get a little hipper — my vote goes for a light blue or red backless gown with some sequins or anything that sparkles. Give me more sparkles! We all know how much girls love all things that sparkle!


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What do you think? Was Miley’s red dress and updo fab or drab? What would you have liked to see her in? Tell us!