Jessica Simpson's Real-Life Fashion Faceoff!

11/06/2007 at 02:00 PM ET

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Imagine how embarassed you would be if you walked into a party and saw another woman wearing your exact same dress. Now imagine doing it on the red carpet with hundreds of photographers! Jessica Simpson and Deborah Norville both attended last night’s Accessories Council Excellence Awards in New York in the exact same cheetah-print Michael Kors sheath dress — and both had to not only make it down the red carpet, but also appear onstage! We think both blondes look great in their trendy dress, but we want to know what you think! Tell us: Who looks better in their Michael Kors dress: Jessica or Deborah? What would you do in their situation?

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pooh3000 on

I actually like the dress better on Jessica. The neckline is lower on her dress, Deborah Norville looks like she might choke in hers!

Sarah on

Please find where Isla Fisher bought her tan boots in the pic of her holding olive that was posted today. They are so cute!

Julie on

I like the dress better on Jessica. The black hose on Deborah just doesn’t set the dress off at all, it makes it look bad.
If I was in their shoes, I would probably try to change, but if I didn’t have that option, I would try to avoid that person as much as possible.

Kim v on

Neither of them looks very good. That dress is ugly and unflattering. But it would certainly be a bit embarrassing regardless – I think I’d try to pose for the photographers with the other person and just laugh it off as best I could.

Ashleigh on

I think both ladies look lovely in the dress. Jessica’s offers a little more youthful look, which is age appropriate. If that were me, I’d grab the other person, complement her taste, pose for a few pics, and get over it!! Not the end of the world!

Dawn on

The dress looks much better on Jessica!

Daniella on

I think it looks more classic on the host. I think Jessica could have done better with the shoes too.

Christine on

I agree with the previous poster! Where did Isla get her cute boots?!

Stephanie on

The dress looks better on Jessica. Her peep toe shoes are fun and youthful. Deborah’s black hose draw the eye down and take away from the dress. As for wearing the same dress to the same event…who cares? Make light of it. Just means you both have great style.

L Muzzell on

Jessica and Deborah’s dress is not exactly the same Deborahs has a higher neck line..but they both look great!

Gigi on

I LOVE over-the knee boots as pictured in the trends section, but I can’t find any that are tasteful! Any suggestions!?!

Sherry on

Jessica all the way..

Paul on

Deborah looks amazing…to quote a Rod Stewart song…Deborah “You Wear It Well”. The winner is…Deborah Norville!!!

Lauren on

I like it much better on Jessica Simpson

karen on

better on Jessica. She’s gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Horse Girl on

The dress suits Deborah better because of her age, Jessica looks like she’s playing dress up with her mother’s clothes.

dena stein on

I think that Jessica looks stunning. she has definately lost the weight she started to carry! I heard that ZyleneBody did it for her. I went to the site and seems like it is good stuff. keep it up Jessica! you look gorgeous!

Rachel on

Ithink that the dress is more youthful and fun on Jessica. On the other lady, it is jus tplain drab. Its too high, and the tights and classy shoes make it too tea party than world press event. Jessicas hair lightens the whole effect. SHe just works the look better.

Taylor on

I personally think that Jessica looks way better in the dress because she fills it out more. I cannot imagine wearing the same dress to the same party how mortifying. Now we know how the first lady felt at a party last year when two other guests of hers showed up wearing the same thing that she did!

Mike Smith on

I do likie that homemade purse Deborah made the best!

How did she that???

janelle on

it looks goregous on Jessica Simpson. it fits the body perfectly and on deborah it looks bad and saggy!

Sarah on

Jessica looks much more confidant in the dress, but it looks a little to tight and busy on her.

Also what is Deborah does not look good in it. I don’t like her shoes or the black tights. Yuck!

I don’t like the dress really anyways.

Dorothy on

Both ladies look good. Jess looks youger ans sexier but Deborah wears it really well too! But sure its a very embarassing situation and at this point I dont think anything could be done. That’s why I am always saying that if I was a celebrity I would ditch the “big designers names” and go for new aspiring designers(plenty outthere) that probably will cost much less, would be much more innovative and fun and I will be guaranteed nobody will show in the same dress ever:)

Roger on

Both look terrific, but I prefer Deborah. She is taller, brainy, sophisticated, and always wears most anything very well. I think they are the same exact dress, but for her hieght her neck line is a little higher. Deborah hands down!

Kate on

The dress is okay and of course Jessica looks better…only us old girls try to match the hose to the outfit…but I would have paired it with a strappy sandal, and for pete’s sake STAND UP STRAIGHT.

Sophie Franks on

Jessica, hands down. The dress is too tight along the torso for Deborah, making it look like she is squeezing in.

Anonymous on

i think jessica simpson wins hands down no question! the black just doesnt work with the other person!

Tara on

I think the dress looks a lot better on Jessica. The neckline is better on her and Deborah should not be wearing stockings with the dress, if you have bare arms you should have bare legs it just does not look right. The dress is beautiful.

Victoria on

I definatly think that Jessica looks better, she has a brighter face for the dress, you dont want to be completely dark, you want to show the dress off just like Jessica has done here

Rachel on

I think it looks better on Jessica. It accentuates her curves better than on Deborah. It actually looks really nice and classic on Jessica. If I were in their situation, I’d grab the other person and pose for pictures with her. It wouldn’t really bother me that much at all.

Madelyn on

Both ladies look great in this Michael Kors dress, but I’m going to go with Jessica. I like the neckline better on Jessica, and she wore the right shoes. Deborah, while she looks great in the dress, those stockings and shoes are all wrong. She should have just went bare legs, and wore a simple pump or strappy heel.

louree on

I don’t think this “trendy” dress does either of them justice. With Jessica sporting this look she resembles my old barbie doll with the fall off peekaboo high heels. Deborah at least looks more polished with the black stockings and closed toe shoes. I find it hilarious that we keep seeing stars turning in up in similar fair at events, my goodness with their monetary means, one would think they could find something more original, or one of a kind. Hello-how many designers are available these days?

Ali on

I think this dress looks okay on both of the girls, while not fantastic on either. If I had to pick one it would be Jessica. But, I guess I was never a fan of lepoard print. And what is with her shoes? Deb definitly wins with her pointy toe shoes, but its all about the dress. Jess takes the prize!!!

Mandy on

I have to agree it looks better on Jessica. The black hose on Deborah are just aging, Jess makes it more youthful.

Samantha on

i think the dress looks so much better on jessica she has a nice body and she can pull this dress off and the neckline really agrees with her

Christina on

It looks better on Deborah. she’s got the right body type for the shape of the dress, even if te dress is UGLY. She’s longer and leaner.

Максим Кузьмичев on

Действительно интересно. Хотелось бы еще почитать чего-нибудь интересного на ту же тему.

Феликс Крутов on

Все-таки реально нравится мне Ваш блог. Всегда интересно читать, включая эту тему. :)

Рубен Сычев on

Спасибо за замечательную возможность оставлять комментарии на этой странице!

Winner on

Да уж спорно, поспорил бы с автором…

Wes on

They both look good, but I think Deborah looks better in the dress.

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