Fashion Faceoff: Hayden vs. Maria vs. Eva!

05/17/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

One-strap dresses were a major statement of the red carpet season, showing up on everyone from Kate Winslet to Beyonce. So, when Eva Mendes wore her black one-shoulder Jay Godfrey dress to the Spike TV Awards in December, she was ahead of the curve. But the look is still fresh and on target for summer — check out Maria Menounos in the bright springy green version of the dress recently at the premiere of Kickin’ It Old Skool and Heroes star, Hayden Panettiere, donned the eggplant color for Entertainment Weekly’s UpFront Party in New York City this week. Want the dress for yourself too? The Jay Godfrey silk dress is available exclusively at for $495 in black, white, green and blue. Not bad for star style, but a little pricey for the rest of us. Try this similar one-strap goddess dress, in black or green, at, for only $98.

Tell us: Who looks better in this Jay Godfrey one-strap frock: Hayden, Maria, or Eva?

Photo:inf; Mark Savage/Corbis; Michael Buckner/Getty

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Glenys on

Hayden’s green one is the best. It’s a nice dress and looks good on all of them, but I think it looks better in a bright colour than a dark one.

Geri on

They all look terrific, but Eva looks best from her hair to her shoes-she’s got the whole look.

Geri on

They all look terrific, but Eva looks best. From her hair to her shoes-she has the whole look.

Night on

Each woman looks as though she got out of the shower and wraped up in a towel. Unflattering in every color.

nicole on


The other girls do NOT have nice legs and their boddies do not looked as toned as EVA with her perfect skin. Eva’s hair and makeup looks way better too and she proves that working out and being lean is what looks best, not being bony or doughy. However the color of Hayden’s dress is the nicest, although she really needs to work on her arms (this is even more obvious in other pictures). I don’t like anything about Maria’s look.

A lesson for women, shoes with straps around the ankles (like Maria’s and Hayden’s) are VERY unflattering to the leg and make your leg look shorter, their shoes would have been MUCH MORE flattering without the strap.

Summy on

I love the black on Eva. Her hair, shoes, makeup all work perfectly. I like Hayden’s whole cute and sassy look. I don’t like the green dress at all, maybe it’s the pose and angle.

steph on

Nicole- Hayden is 17 years old! I’m sure she has enough pressure already about being thin and toned – even though seriously she looks great. Sorry if she doesn’t have Madonna’s arms, but she’s cute and young – don’t help turn her into a nicole richie!

Also, shoes with ankle straps can work. In fact, if you don’t have short legs, they do look really great. And neither Hayden nor Maria look like they have shorter legs because of the straps.

Ashley on

They ALL have nice legs! I don’t see much of a difference in their legs at all actually. Wow, that comment was truly insane! They all look great to me, but I think it’s a tie between Hayden and Eva for the best dress.

Elda on

i think i like the shoes better especially the black ones but all three woman look beautiful.

Courtney on

What a great dress! It looks like it has pockets too. All the girls look amazing, but the color of Maria’s is most unique.

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