What's Vanessa's Best Look: Mini or Maxi?

10/25/2007 at 01:00 PM ET

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Vanessa Hudgens is shaping up as quite the fashionista — we’ve been loving her casual street style and glam appearances on the red carpet. Seeing her in a multi-print maxidress last night at the Fredericks of Hollywood fashion show benefitting Clothes Off Our Backs, we couldn’t help but wonder if long dresses really are her best look — after all, she did look amazing in her Jay Godfrey black minidress at the Hairspray premiere this summer. But we can’t make up our minds so we want to know what you think! Tell us: What’s Vanessa’s best look? Maxidress or minidress?

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AGM on

mini – she’s young and has got beautiful legs. she should go mini as much as she can.

AA on


AA on

Both…short works well on warmer season, and climates. Long’s perfect for more formal and for the fall season…which is the best!

Nins on

I don’t think the mini i very flattering, it’s cute and all, but the maxi looks better on her body…

toi on

Deff the mini ….. I think that she needs to pull her shoulders up and back she looks to hippie in the maxi and her hair is too shagy, it should have been up in this dress… shes a beautiful grl. I just want her to stand up straight. Great legs vanessa lets see them more.

Denise on

She should stick to shorter dresses. The longest they should go is to the knee.

If you’re petite a long dress like that just makes you look shorter. Only very tall women can pull that look off.

supernothing on

she looks better in the mini…flaunt what you got girl! her legs are awesome.

I like her hair pulled away from her face also..shows it off more.


I really do like them both!!!!! She can pull both off very well!! Still…why does she always have the same look when she smiles??!!

Misty on

Like the mini better but think it would be a better look if she paired it with high boots

anonymous on

WHO CARES??? she looks gorgeous in anything!! i mean look at her? she’s so pretty!!! she would look good in an eskimo jacket!!

amy on

She should go on the shorter dress. I really don’t like her hair long in the next picture, she looks very drab

Jean on

I’d go for the mini. She looks cute with her hair in a messy updo.

Jenna on

Maxi. Minis make her look wide around the waste. Plus, it makes her look like she has big legs when she wears minis.

cor on

I think she looks great either way, but she has amazing legs. Short definately shows that asset off and she is a short girl, so long dresses make her seem tinier while short dresses give her height. She always looks great either way though.

You on

BOTH ! she always PERFECT :D <3

Ricky on

It’s not the lenght of the long dress that is the problem, the dress does not look nice on her. It looks like she is wearing a night gown. The print is wrong!

ashely 22 on

mini… its gives her a feeling of being young!

Kayla on

I think Vanessa should stick to a mini even though she looks nice in both. Mini because it makes her look older and more sophisticated. The Longer one makes her look shorter and less full. As for the mini it makes her look long and lean.

♥ rosie on

I like the mini better on her, I think she should show off those amazing toned legs of hers!

Lisa on

Shorter styles are better for her, but what she really needs is sleep, a better attitude and a more genuine smile. She’s a young, beautiful filthy rich starlet….What does she have to smirk about?

Tiffany on

I love her in a mini! She has beautiful legs and gorgeous skin! She should show it off!

t.i.f.f.a.n.y... on

maxi duh!!!!!!!!!!!
…it makes her look slimmer and taller!

…i also liked her with short hair!!
…whay did she get hair extensions???
…she looks so old with them, no offence.

Anonymous on


Kate on


gabby on

mini she has great legs if i had legs like that id shopw them off !!!!!

Chiara on

She looks like an Olsen, I forget which one, with the long droopy look. The mini is hot.

alia on

gorgeous either way…

Lauren on

The mini all the way!

macaaa on

i mean.. she loos ah-mazing in both but
she’s got GREAT legs! gosh, i’ve been
told i have good ones, but compared to that…
mine are rubbish lol
anyway.. i vote shorter

Marian on

What is Jennifer Aniston doing these days? Who is she dating? She is really a beautiful person, inside and out and so down to earth. She does not seem to be a put on—she is just herself and that is what I like about her. She deserves the best looking guy out there after all she’s been through. I admire her very much!

Horse Girl on

She looks good in both, but the mini seems to suit her body type better. Also, I don’t like her hair covering her beautiful face, shouldn’t she show it off, now since she’s a spokesmodel for makeup? I forgot which company.

sabrina on

the mini

Janelle on

She looks good on both the only thing I don’t like is the hair on the second picture doesn’t look to good, I’d like how she looks in the 1st picture with her hair up and the mini dress.

Maria on

Mini! She is a gorgeous girl with an awesome body. Why not show of the body while you have it?
Beautiful girl and body by the way.

Victoria on

being on the smaller side, i think the maxi dress swallows her up, she looks much better in a dress that shows her off

new zealand on

i think for shes got nice legs so show them off who cares. when she does long it makes her look unimpressivve and like a olsen twin, however the look she wore at the 2006 emmys (gold gown) was amazing.

Madelyn on

Definitely the minidress. Yes, she has nice legs, but the minidress adds more height to her. The maxidress, while it’s nice on her too, she’s already short, so the dress makes her very small and seem stubby. If she’s not wearing the minidress all the time, she should stick with dresses that either sit an inch below the knee, right at the knee or a few inches above her knees or of course go with the minidress. The maxidress looks very nice on her too, but I think she should have put her hair up. Also what is with that smirk? If she’s trying to give a sexy smile or something, it’s not working. Either give a smile or nothing at all, don’t pose with some ridiculous look on your face.

breanne on

this chick looks like an alien in every picture i see! what is wrong with her?

missy. on

definetly mini.
but i love the pattern on the other dress.

Marie on

OMG BOTH! Vanessa can rock any look from casual to really glamour.

haily on

like both but the hair def pulled back cuter

sasha on

She looks better in the mini dress.

jen on

does anything even matter? I mean come on! This girl can look good in anything!
mini: nice thighs and it shows off her body and how super cute she is.
long: simply elegant! (this isn’t the best dress, but the red long one she had on @ HSM2 premiere was hella elegant,

Kate on

I think she looks better in mini. But what i don’t like about her is the same look she always has on her face. That weird smirk makes her look kinda bitchy. Maybe she should try a bit more genuine smile that would actually make her look happy..

BB on

Both all the wayy–who cares, she looks good in everything and anything with that gorgeous face and body!!luv her too much!

Monica on

I like the mini better, I think that when “petite” women wear maxi dresses, there sometimes swallow them whole. And, besides, the mini is just cuter :-]

Cassie on

Hello! V looks gorgeous in anything! She doesn’t need a pritti dress to look good! She would look good in a costume of a troll! She has beautiful legs, she should show them more often, minis looks good on her, but maxi does to!

Baby V can pull of anything!<3

pamella on


ally on

I think she looks better in the mini, but I personally like maxi’s better, so I’m caught between a rock and wall here… plus, the second pic of her she doesn’t really look like she… cares, sorta… If you want to really compare, look at the pic of her from the HSM2 premier party and stuff… She looks WAY better!!!

Anonymous on

She’s a striking beauty in the mini! When her hair hangs so long around her face, it takes away from her stunning features, but she still looks beautiful.

Tatiane on

I love Vanessa!!

JJ on

The mini is better. And what’s with her looking like a stoner in the maxi?

dee on

V can carry to wear both style. She’s really stylish!She’s petite got an excellent fashion sense.Maybe it’s the confidence & aura that are exuding.

Amber Janel on

What a cute young woman!

Definately the mini. She’s one of the few who can pull it off without looking cheap.

marie on

She looks shorter with the longer dress. I love petite girls in long dresses as a loungy/surfer/hippie kinda thing so I’d rock it with strappy sandals and exposed back, chest, and shoulders.
But overall she looks great in the mini and may as well wear it before age says no.

Luísa on

She looks amazing in both! Haha
But I’ll say mini cuz I love her dress from LA Hairspray Premiere! :)

Eliza on

i really love both dresses if you look at the pictures of the long dress on zoom she looks way better! on top of that she was only wearing little make-up which is great! i do think that the only reason she didnt rock the long dress is because she was having one of those days where you cant be bothered with looking good!(but she did look awesome) She has amazing legs so she should wear short dresses as she is one of those who ‘can pull it off without looking cheap’ *coughs unlike HAYDEN coughs* lol i like Hayden but she dressses like a tart somedays!

Jenna B on

Not that either looks bad on her,but personally I think she should go more for the mini. She’s young, and she has great legs. She shouldn’t be covering them up with a long dress.

Grace on

I think using the pictures you have, she looks better in the mini, her hair and make-up seem better too, in the maxi, she looks like she hasn’t sleep or something.

danna on

she looks good in both mini and long dress but she looks better in mini since she’s not that tall…

topshop*rox on

mini. great legs vanessa!

ALY on

I like the short one better, though she looks good in long too. Maybe it’s just because I like her hair up better.

Alex on

i think she’s just plain ugla

amy on

She’d look best with her hair up, in a ~knee-length dress. Love the pattern for the long one tho.

Ella on

I think she looks good in both but she is young so I would say Mini better.

lala on

both shes stunning!but short looks hot

sarah on

I think that vanessa looks great in both, but particularly the mini. you go girl!!

p.s. her & zac = love <3

Penny on

She should most definitely go mini! The long dress does absolutely nothing on her. If anything, it makes her look awkard. But the mini shows off her legs and her body overall. She’s young – do it as much as she can! [well – tastefully]

Anonymous on

Both Cause Shes Young and Has Beautiful Legs and Cause Long Is More Like… Glamouros XD

toink on

Well, i like both. But i think it looks better on her the MINI. Because she looks taller than the Maxi. And gosh! she looks gorgeous & pretty..:)

Also i’m hoping that she has a lot of movies to come this year.. I love to watch always the HSM:)

rhianna paice on

i like vanessa in long/maxi dresses they suit her long legs!!!

Eve on

I think tj=hat both of the dresses look really nice on her so yeah….But i would wear The mini one it’s really Cute…! ;]

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