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Is Lady Gaga Going Ladylike?

08/15/2011 at 04:30 PM ET

Lady Gaga in Versace
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Gone are the green highlights, the sheer dresses, the face masks and the leather … is Lady Gaga growing up? The singing star stepped out several times over the weekend looking polished and — dare we say — demure!

Friday, Gaga wore a black one-shoulder cocktail dress from Versace’s fall/winter 2011 collection, her hair brushed and blonde, her heels plain black. Saturday, she left a recording studio toting a black Versace clutch and donning a sheer, yet tasteful, one-shoulder black chiffon evening gown. Then Sunday, Gaga impressed again, this time in a yellow snakeskin print cocktail dress, also from the fall/winter 2011 collection, belted and paired with Christian Louboutin heels.

In June, Gaga declared she’d be wearing strictly Versace for two solid months. Though she’s deviated from that promise, wearing Ferragamo and Yves Saint Laurent, too, perhaps she’s finding her way with the Italian fashion house? Or maybe that best-dressed title is causing her to make a fashion flip-flop. Regardless, we want to know: What do you think of Gaga’s new look?

–Kate Hogan

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whynot on

She looks especially good in the snake print. I could see Victoria Beckham in that.

chicquero on

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Alexa on

I like how it’s still unusual, but not as crazy at what she normally wears.

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Jami on

UMMM, wow, didn’t think I would ever say this, she looks beautiful! See, a strong woman can look classy and get attention.

someone on

i like it and all. shes beautiful, but its not lady gaga. she made her debut as a woman not afraid to show people that shes gonna go wild, and she proved it with her clothes. its not her.

AA on

she looks fabulous!!!!!!

Julia on

She looks sooo good!!

SW on

She looks more like a feminine!

Elizabeth on

I like the new look. It was getting boring, and sometimes annoying, seeing her in crazy outfit after crazy outfit. I think she looks great in these dresses! Yay for the two months of Versace!

suzie on

she looks AMAZING! love love LOVE it!!!!

taylor on

when she was crazy we all wanted her to tone it down, but now im just worried about her. before whenshe “dressed up” there was some sort of style behind it. her last few outfits had no style what so ever. then came her edge of glory music video which was sooooo plain. and now this! is lady gaga gone?

Christine on

While perhaps this is yet another look in her panoply of styles, I think this one just makes her look ordinary…because that look is totally overplayed.

Heather on

Wow! She looks very beautiful!!!! She was hiding all of her natural beauty behind the “other stuff”. I love this!

Jen on

Ya gotta break up the theater with a little class, a little down to earth clothing. I’m sure her next getup that is wild will be that much more effective after being seen out n about like this.

(Plus she just looks smokin’ hot)

Allie on

It’s about time she started dressing fashionably and not like a hobo getting random clothes out of a dumpster. I like it!

maggie on

She is really starting to look attractive, the styles she had been wearing are better left for on stage.

Erica on

So much better…she can look like a lady!

Jeff on

My wife, two daughters and I used to like Lady Gaga until she, in our opinion, went too far with her look and weirdness. I hope this is a sign of her coming back to earth…Talent wise she is incredible.

ER on

I think she is very beautiful in these pictures. I believe they are perfect for a public outing. I am not a fan of her other clothes. However, they are part of her stage character and I am fine with them in that context. With being a mother of young children, I don’t want my children to see all her “assets” when she is photographed in public. With her dressing like this I see the true “Lady” in her! And that makes me want to be a fan of hers. I couldn’t nor wouldn’t say that before. She has a wonderful voice, now the appearance matches it.

April on

I love her music but can’t quite get past all her wardrode attire sometimes. She is a VERY talented artist and a beautiful woman. I love this look on her and have thought all along she has the talent to carry anything off without trying to be the different one.

Lori on

Ah,much better! She is trying too hard to dress weird and draw attention.

linda on

she is so incredibly talented…I think her talent gets lost in translation with all the crazy outfits. If you close your eyes and just listen – it’s very good!

G. on

I love it. She is still maintaining a slight bit of edge but, in a very classy way. I hope she keeps it up!

Christy on

So SO SOOO much better!!!

lily on


Tiff on

I like the 3rd dress the best…She hould keep with that style…

Donna on

I love her voice and her music and I find it difficult to take her seriously with all that sh*t on her face all the time. I hope this look sticks. She’s gorgeous!

Guest on

She looks normal in the yellow and black dress!!!

smithie on

Oh, please, gaga, KEEP THIS LOOK!!! This is awesome, unlike her weird costumes/dresses

Cinder's mom on

Could it be there’s actually a very pretty young woman under all that insanity? When are celebrities going to learn that the beauty they were born with goes a long way with just a little enhancing here and there – and that less is usually more?


I think this is just another costume like a late 80′s early 90′s look. The last pic in the yellow dress is the best she has ever looked.

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I don’t like it….I LOVE IT! But I think she will be who she will be and if you are a true Gaga fan you will embrace any look she trys.

Just My Opinion on

I like it!

Errin on

I like it! She looks good! This is the Gaga I like! I mean, I love her more avant-garde style, but she’s shows that you don’t always have to look like a walking piece of art to make a statement.

amy on

she looks way better and i hope it stays this way!

Sheila on

A young Donatella Versace. Classy.

Chic on

She looks so gorgeous and so chic. She is such a pretty girl and she looks so elegant. she will go back to her wacky clothes soon she is just watch.

Rhonda on

Wow! She does look good. Much better than her normal attire.

Pauline Procopy on

she looks great no matter what she wears. i like her artsy fartsy looks, her glammed out looks, her waaaay out there entrances and the vintage looks. she always looks great. wait a few and she what she comes up with next. come to think of it i don’t think i have ever seen her in jeans designer or otherwise. keep it up. you are a joy to behold lady gaga.

Linda on

I think her previous wild look was more of a “stage look”, or part of her public persona
and this is a good “street look” and more of a personal persona. She looks terrific either way and I applaud her for dressing however she feels and not worrying about what people think.

jess on

she looks great, glad to see her go more mainstream w/out being boring. I love the black dress w/the floral vine

orangekitty on

She looks like a younger pre-plastic surgery Donatella Versace.

Teresa on

Much, Much, Better!!

Deborah on

She is very beautiful this way

Jessica on

she looks great. and still i miss her other crazy clothes. except the meat dress. Oh well I still love Lady Gaga. She rocks

ABgal on

Wow, she actually has taste! Who knew!!!

margo on

I love it. It’s simply another side of her. Her whole message is to dress the way you want to. Express yourself the way you want to. If she wants to wear Versace, so be it. Maybe she isn’t being Gaga here and being Stephanie instead.

Shawna on

She looks FABULOUS!!

Kelli on

I think she looks lovely. :)

Rose on


CTW on

She finally looks like a human being instead of an extraterrestrial being.

Kim on

MUCH better look for her!

D.K.Milgrim-Heath on

Stephanie You’ve Bloomed Into Your Natural Beauty At Last
By D.K.Milgrim-Heath©2011
Stephanie you’ve bloomed into your natural beauty at last-
Please don’t revert to the strange looks of your past.
Everyone loves your newest natural look and so do I!
They’re seeing you how beautiful naturally you are since the camera does not lie!
I didn’t know that from your previous look you’d change-
Please stay this way so beautiful and don’t let your looks be again so strange.
I think you’ll accomplish more things looking the way you do now-
Especially in the love department since all males are saying WOW look at this beautiful lady now!
Because I’m a mother of an adult son-
I do understand where males of your generation!
So Stephanie- stay beautiful looking so great-
The world’s a bigger oyster for you now you’ll have more happiness to contemplate!

tori on

she looks amazing.
i’d rather she wear this than all the crazy clothes any day.

Monkey Supervisor on

GORGEOUS!!! Very elegant and just GORGEOUS!!! I hope she stays with this styling because it’s amazing and just hilights what a beautiful woman she is.

Lisa S on

I like the new look but how long will it last? I had to laugh…as I was voting, her song “You and I” came on the radio. What a coincidence!!!

cheri on

I love her new look, always knew she was pretty under all that fluff.

akjsdgd on

I agree. it was time for her to get a little more mature. The eccentric outfits were extremely attention-seeking.

kjszeliga on

I tend to like everything GAGA does…

Alissa on

She looks like a woman and not a creature!!! A much better look, and who knew she was actually pretty once she took all that junk off!!!

D on

I don’t think this is permanent…I always thought her crazy costumes were part of her act, anyway. Just because she’s wearing designer clothes doesn’t mean she’s actually changed any!

GiGi on

The over the top looks were getting boring. She still look unique, but in a more intelligent way

MK on

I absolutely love Lady Gaga! Now maybe instead of focusing on her crazy wardrobe we can all listen to her voice (:

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