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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k on

cute dress!…i like Haydens the best!…

AnnieM on


j on

what a fab dress…i love the color of maria’s, but eva looks best.

j on

what a fab dress…i love the color of maria’s, but eva looks best.

Lauren on

I think these dresses are HOT and would look good on small women to larger women. It’s also very feminine, but I can’t afford either price!!! Any idea where we could possibly find cheaper ones? since I will definately rock this look this summer!

claire on

i like this dress on hayden the most! the colour and the fit are great! the green version is a bit, hmmm, too lime green…and black is boring!

O'Wryly on

Hayden most definitely looks the best out of the 3. {Maybe it’s because I’m partial to the color of the dress!} To me, the green version looks like a nightgown. The black one DOES looks nice on Eva as well.

Jennifer on

I like the color of Hayden’s the best so I would have to pick her! It looks great and very comfortable :)

faith on

eva! what a siren! she looks like she’s on the prowl!

GLO on

LOVE the dress! It’s a tie between Hayden and EVA!

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.

Chrystina on

Jay Goddfrey is amazing. Whoever coordinates all of his celebrity clientele is fantastic. Classy ladies, and classy dresses!

Autumn on


Hayden is what 16? Don’t you think you’re being a little over critical? Hayden has a great shape and looks terrific. It’s little comments like those that make girls turn to eating disorders. And we wonder why actresses are so skinny!

Milly on

Eva looks amazing in that dress

alia on

Eva definately looks the best…they’re all cute though…
I love Eva’s style:)

sarah on

Eva all the way! Although the girls look cute a woman, a mature womans body will look better in an outfit than a young adult. Eva looks more sophisticated and sexy. I like the other two and they don’t look bad at all. They look really cute but EVA takes the cake.

Lisa J on

Eva where’s it the best. She is so stylish and beautiful all the time. You Go Girl!

claudia on

Eva she always looks good.

Sophia on

Eva by far looks the best!

Diva on

Eva looks the best! She looks sophisticated and classy!

Alice on

I think they all look great, I just think Eve is giving a more flattering pose. Hayden’s body is just fine, that comment was ridiculous.

Jamie on

Eva looks the best hands down. The dress is great on all the ladies but Eva’s whole look just works perfectly together. Gorgeous!

Elicia on

Hayden… definately Hayden! The outfit, the hair, the shoes the all work. Eva should have worn her hair up… and Maria should have looked in the mirror!

Noelle on

That dress is adorable! Maria definitely looks the best in it. Eva also looks good, but I do like the green version better, and I think it suits Maria a bit more. Hayden, however, doesn’t wear the dress very well. I don’t know if she’s just too short, or what, but she doens’t have the “long and lean”, glamorous look that the other two have. In this dress, at least, she just looks stubby.

Dorothy on

Eva looks the best-the hair the shoes are just perfect.The green color on Maria is just not right and with the silver sandals gets even worse.

pat on

Nicole – are you serious? First of all, bony or doughy does NOT describe ANY of these girls. Especially “doughy” Hayden – who I think is the most gorgeous young starlet out there now. She is only 17 years old and will probably and unfortunately thin out like Lindsay Lohan has – remember Lindsay a few years ago and how beautiful she looked? Now she is just like the rest of Hollywood – too thin, too crazy, too spoiled! Hayden is FRESH and lovely. I think all these gals look great in this dress but in different ways – Eva is classy, Maria is bright and happy and Hayden is charming! Most guys would go NUTS for any girl in such a great looking dress – whether she is young or old, skinny or doughy, blonde or brunnette etc. Please!

O'Hara on

I like all three dresses, but I think Eva looks most elegant.

rakel on

I agree with Diva, Eva looks the best! She looks sophisticated and classy!

yvonne franceschi on

The three ladies look very beautiful in this dress and shoes
on all works perfect. Very chic! Yvonne

sara on

Hayden!!!!!!! it so cute

Mayra on

Maria looks the best! Hands down!

Maryse on

My pick is Hayden. I love the color, it looks really nice set against her skin. I like her hair pulled up, because it showcases her shoulders. I like the long earrings which accentuates her neck and so forth. I like how she wore the big gold bracelet to offset everything. Love the shoes too. She looks beautiful.

Eva is a siren and looks good in almost everything, I just think black is too boring and too boring for her. She’s a beauty and I think the green dress would have looked nice on her. I love her hair and shoes though. It’s a toughy, but I choose Hayden, but Eva is gorgeous regardless of what she wears, and Hayden is a beauty as well.

Maria wears the dress nicely, but I don’t care for the green on her, even though it’s a nice color. Don’t really like Maria’s hair neither. All three are beautiful regardless.

Arasia on

In my opinion, Eva is the clear winner here.
The colour of Hayden’s dress, although pretty, makes her skin tone appear dull and her hair look flat.
Maria.. i don’t know, she just doesn’t carry the dress off as well as the other 2.
Eva’s hair, skin tone, shoes and bag complement her dress perfectly, and that bright red lipstick adds a dramatic sexy and sassy finish. Gorgeous =D

kla on

i love all of them!! they all look great

C on

All 3 of them look like they’re wearing bath towels.

Kate on

I think the color of Hayden’s dress is the best but Eva looks better altogether. I would have said Hayden but her pose is not the most flattering one. Maybe Hayden with a different pose? I also like Hayden’s shoes best.

Kristen on

I love Maria! She is the cutest thing!

Shawna on

I think it looks butt ugly! JK

*star* on

i think hayden looks gorgeous. eva looks nice too, but maria’s colour is a little weird…


maria! it looks so cute with her hair like that.

Jessica on

They are all beautiful..

night on

Yes, C, BATH TOWELS. three ok looking women wrapped in Ugly polyester bath towels.

aj on


Bex on

Okay, to start my little commentary I love fashion, so I am going to be critical. I love, the color on Hayden, it brings color into her cheeks and and really goes well with her blonde hair. However, her hair in that type ponytail is hideous and very strange looking.
I don’t Maria Menous should get any props because not only is she copying another styles EXACTLY, but with this over powering seafoam green color, wacky too-tightly curled hair, and bright red lipstick…well, I think my eyes are bleeding
I think Eva Mendes should really get snaps for her beautiful old hollywood hair, gorgoues understated make-up, and inovative fashion sense. My only problem is that she is a beautiful women who could wear almost any color and she chooses black. Oh well, better luck next time Eva!


nelly on

The dress is pretty but i love the green color …. hmm but all in all eva has the glamour look. HAyden and maria look cute. Im very pettite and wear heals all the time since i was 13 lol straps make legs look shorter. Hayden could pull off a more curve hugging dress.

joe on

ummm…. i think that all of them wear it well because they loook pretty damn hot!!

sammiee on

ummm…. i think that maria poses well with the outfit on!!! i think that eva looks pretty good!! hayden ummm… i lover but not in here!!

Mayra on

I Like the way eva sports it the bests her hair and lip color really make her stand out more then the other two to her right

courtney kirkwood on

i think they are all the same dress just diff colors..but i love all these actesses and i like the colors of all their dresses!!

brianna on

i think that the dress looks better on maria she is working that dress i think she looks stunning

brianna on

i think that the dress looks better on maria she is working that dress i think she looks stunning

samantha silas on

i love hayden it looks best on her!!!! :) sam

Ashley on

i like the green dress the best cause it is extravagant!!!

Sara on

They all look good in those dresses. But, I think EVA looks the best

Sara on

I think they all look pretty good in that particular dress, but I think EVA looks the best out of all of them.

Sara on

I like all of the dresses, and they all look good in them. Eva’s looks the best though.

lynn on

i think the dresses look great on all of them…but i love the lime green and black one the best

ALY on

They all look stunning! The dress is so cute! I love how Hayden mdae her look more dressy and the color is fabulous. Maria looks cute in the green. It was almost to 70-ish but not really. She still looked great. And I think Eva’s look is so fun. With the pink/red lips she looks so fresh and young. I love all the looks.

Christina on

Eva Eva Eva all the way!

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