Fashion RX for Vanessa Minnillo

09/05/2006 at 12:00 PM ET

Before she started dating Nick Lachey, I hadn’t given Vanessa Minnillo or her wardrobe much thought. But now, thanks to her hot love life, the TRL cutie is suddenly in the fashion spotlight. Though she’s casual and adorable in her off time, her red carpet looks are another matter. She veers towards shiny, too tight (left, at the Emmys, and right, at the VMAs) fabrics, a look more fitting for a prom queen than a star on-the-rise. Here’s my completely unsolicited advice for Vanessa: Hire a stylist. It doesn’t have to be Rachel Zoe, but get a professional to help you play up that amazing body of yours in some beautiful designer duds. Or at the very least, ditch the sparkly satin. Everyone is going to keep comparing you to your boy’s ex, Jessica Simpson, who is known for her spot-on style. The good news is Vanessa’s hair and makeup already look lovely, and she has the ultimate accessory with Nick by her side. — Melissa Liebling-Goldberg

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shar on

I think the gold dress looks good…the blue one looks too tight or is just not hanging right. Personally, I think Vanessa is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay cuter than Jessica and probably less harsh also. She is cute…Jessica is okay. Vanessa also has a much more feminine body. Jessica’s eyelashes have got to be tamed. While Jessica and Vanessa will be compared to each other…this person thinks Vanessa is more of the real deal. Jessica looks too much like she is sculpted and she doesn’t appear as genuine as Vanessa.

Cheryl on

I think that her style is bad. The dresses are “cute” but not hollywood appropriate. She doens’t hold a candle to Jessica’s style. I can’t believe Nick is with her. She’s terrible.

DC on

She seems like a lovely girl. I think she needs pull her out of the pageant mentality. She has a fab figure and seems to have ok tastes off camera. On-Camera, another matter. Prada, Missoni, anything but that crap she has above.

roxyseabreeze on

She is for sure much more cuter than Jessica, and she has the exotic look, Nick and her make such a good couple and as far as her dresses above, i think she looks super HOTT !

andrea on

can we say vegas show girl?

Courtney on

You kidding!? I LOVE both of those looks! She dresses her age and its sexy! Give her a god damn break! She looks like a goddess. We should be complaining about what Jessica Simpson has been wearing at all her recent events!

Brenda on

Wow — those are two of the worst dreses I’ve seen on the red carpet in recent memory. That girl needs your suggestions desperately!!

sarah on

nick should be with jessica…not vanessa!
jessica is unbelievably GORGEOUSS!
vanessa is just cute.
and the dresses, honey they are too tight and need to be saved for prom.

yen on

SHE HAS A GREAT BODY BUT HER CHOISES FOR THE MATERIALS SHE WEARS MAKE HER LOOK CHEAPER,METALIC LOOK IS REALLY BIG ON THE CATWALK BUT TOO MUCH CAN MAKE U LOOK CHEAPER AND AND FAT

mark on

why does everyone have to compare these two women? both jessica and vanessa are beautiful, and with looking so different from one another why should vanessa try to glam up like jessica? obviously nick liked her in her casual style….

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