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Tabatha's Takeover: To Put It Nicely, Snooki, 'What the Hell Were you Thinking?'

03/22/2013 at 06:00 PM ET

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We all know Tabatha Coffey, Bravo’s sharp-tongued Aussie style pro, from her stint on Shear Genius and her latest hit, Tabatha Takes Over. And now, she’s bringing her talents online, joining us at PEOPLE StyleWatch once weekly to dish on some of the bestand worst – celebrity looks of the week. Keep in mind the opinions below belong solely to the stylist … though she’s probably saying what lots of you are thinking, anyway!

Today she takes on Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, whose makeunder didn’t seem to last.

Snooki, Snooki, Snooki, what the hell are you wearing? You look like a pint-sized Elvira in this getup. It is completely unflattering.

And you know what else? I’m very disappointed because I know you recently lost a significant amount of weight and this dress is a disservice to all your hard work and efforts.

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I just can’t understand why you (or your stylist) chose this. That slit on the side looks cheap, the lace looks like a shredded garbage bag and the fabric looks like an inexpensive polyester blended material. Ick!

What you should be wearing is a dress with subtle ruching in the center and some understated color blocking. This would elongate you instantaneously.

Now, let’s touch on your hair for a second. I know you’ve been rockin’ out some extensions for years and that you’re totally into this red hair color, but I think it is overkill with your current skin tone.

Either lighten up with the tanning or take the Cherry Juicy Juice hair color down a notch. They are not working well with each other.

–Tabatha Coffey

Do you agree with Tabatha? Or is she being too mean? Tell us how you feel in the comments below!


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Some who wouldn't do this on

This outfit is a complete and utter disaster!! Who in their right mind would have said to themselves this is even remotely ok???

Some who wouldn't do this on

She looks like Rupaul!!

Harper on

Tabatha is on the money with this one! Way too much of everything! Hair make up and tan not a good look! Sorry snooks!!!!!!

Sammi on

Pfftt says her.

Jessica on

Snooki is actually an extremely beautiful girl. I would love to see her take it down a notch. She doesn’t need to dress garishly to draw attention, she’s beautiful enough to get that on her own.

D on

She is a very pretty girl without all the makeup & hair color… dress is horrible though & the arms look like a lizard.

Kat on

I find it funny that she keeps saying she’s under 100 pounds. She’s not. By a longshot. Be proud of your accomplishments, but don’t lie.

Bettie on

I agree whole heartedly with Tabatha~

Dade County 305 on

I agree w/ Tab. Snookie looks amazing after losing weight. She shld wear something flattering. A bit short for a ling dress.

Mary on

Tabitha rocks! 110% on the money with this one! I can’t wait to see her tackle Kim K.

I DON’T think Snooki looked in the mirror before she left the house or the mirror she did look in was fogged up with spray tan & hair spray.

Yolanda on

I think Snooki looks great after her weight loss and a different look would be more flattering on her. HOWEVER, I think Tabatha’s remarks are mean spirited. Isn’t there a kinder way to critique? Does everyone have to be so mean all the time?

jen on

Thank you Yolanda for being a voice of peace in this crazy world gone mad of mean spiritedness. Two thumbs up!

John Alexander-Davis on

Totally agree with Tabitha.

Jane on

@Kat: Snookie is 4’9″, so 100 lbs of fat on her versus 100 lbs of muscle is all the difference between looking slim and chunky.

Btw–WTH has she done to her teeth? With her Kool Aid hair and Cheetoh Dust skin, she looks alien with the teeth.

Rain on

Snooki actually looks betterwitout all the makup and foolishness. She needs a makeunder.

SteveRR on

Did she pop out of a car with 12 other people in the middle of a circus?

Heather on

She also needs to let go of the snap-on teeth, she looks like a horse!!!!!!!!

Journey on

I recall seeing a photo of Snookie without make-up on last year and honestly, she is very attractive. Nothing wrong with wearing make-up, but the girl is waaaaaaay over does it, especially with the eye make-up, IMO. As far as this ‘gown’ she is wearing in the photo, sorry, not a good look even for her.

Anna on

@ Kat, Why is it Snooki doesn’t weigh 100lbs.? The girl isn’t but 4’8″, and 100lbs on a 4’8″ frame isn’t going to look like it does on say a 5’5″ frame. Use a little common sense. The shorter a 100lbs. person is the chunkier they look.

Tluv on

For someone who normally only wears black herself, Tabitha hit this one right on the head! I wish that haircolor was never invented! It looks like a garish wig on anyone who wears it! The dress is horrible and it only makes her look shorter! The tan is ridiculous! I wish she would embrace her ethnicity and stop trying to pretend to be Italian! I’m African American and if a nice Italian family adopted me, that WOULD NOT make me Italian!

Teresa on

Are the ratings at People Magazine so low that you have to bring Tabitha the Ho on board to boost readership??

rhonda on

lmao. Although Snookie is an easy target. How about some real celebrities. I want to hear someone tell them how to dress. No reality stars please, they are just a to easy target for everyone to bash.

BeckahL on

Tabitha is spot on! Great critique, no nonsense advice. Perhaps she should hire Tabitha as her stylist until she figures it out. Snooki’s style has rarely helped her look better with the exception of the poof which made her taller.

Juliette on

I agree one hundred percent with Tabatha’s comments on the hair color and tan. One of those needs to go (i would suggest the tan. But as for the dress, i think you are on the right path. You’re probably looking for a more sophisticated look now that you’ve become a mother and engaged. I would say to keep it simpler, this dress has too much going on, it draws attention away from your new wonderful body! If this dress is important to you, i would try it an elegant updo.

kristin on

my comments never show up, i hate this!!!! >:(

kristin on

oh that one it did dhow up!!! >:(

kristin on

i totally get what tabatah is saying about snooki’s style, worst outfit for a mother

JLO on

T.C….do you really think you have the right to critique Snookie? You an old hag (who’s not always dressed well yourself)!? You’re probably just disturbed she likes sausage and not tacos. Or maybe you are mad your g.f finds her tempting??? Either way who gives a s**t what you think. I didn’t even know who you were till I googled you. Nicole (“Snookie”) is absolutely adorable, has a good looking guy and a beautiful baby. She doesn’t have to worry about what she wears, let alone be concerned with pleasing some beautician.

Kym on

Tabatha may be blunt, but she’s usually right on the mark.

blst3xs on

Tabitha hit the nail on the head!!

Crick on

I like the Elvira look, but the teeth are not looking good.

Crick on

Can we critique Tabitha Coffey as well?

Woof. Worry about your own look girl. That hair is not working for you.

amanda on

i hate her nails like come on … ur hair meh lovin the red but that dress what some one die ? that is such a no no come on girl you know better

jojo on

Not liking her look at all!!!..and her teeth look funny, like false..2 big for her mouth. your hair color and skin clash..tone it down!!

kaemicha on

Why such a rant on what Snooki is wearing? I mean, who really cares about the minutia like Tabatha seems to? It looks to me like Snooki is trying to look more mature and while she did make an error in her choosing this dress, I’m sure the next time she’s out, she’ll be more appropriately dressed. The most important thing to me, is that Snooki is trying.

taradew on

LOVE Tabitha, she is RIGHT on!!

Just Saying on

Have you seen the dresses Snooki wears on Jersey Shore? At least her vagina is covered.

guest on

well Tabatha …when your right your right…so agree…pint size Elvira!!!!

susanne on

The scary thing here is Snooki probably did look in a mirror before leaving and liked what she saw….

Life goes on on

Cannot stand Tabatha.

bec215 on

The subtext to this conversion is the indefinable concept of taste. Some women have grown up with a different definition of “classy” or “sexy” than others…so there’s no point to saying mean things about someone like this, even if we are all thinking it. We need more civility, and less cruelty.

Missy on

You can’t wear these long dresses when you are so short.. and I agree lighten up on the tanning and go natural with the hair.. you are a mom now dial it down ..

Joanne on

Amen Tabatha!

Bee on

LMAO and that is all i have to say about that!!

dirtbikemommie on

i really wish she would have left her teeth alone! her teeth look like an old person’s false teeth. her natural teeth and smile were just fine. she looks weird now. in snooki’s case, less is more. she’s pretty when she isnt all painted up….

Jenn on

I think Tabatha was a little unfair. For Snooki, this is a vast improvement. Baby steps, people, baby steps…

amaryllis on

She’s a teeny woman. She should cut that hair about 10 inches and wear much more form fitting, simple dresses. This is just a hot mess.

Bennsa on

You gotta love Tabatha- because not only does she call ‘em how she sees ‘em, but you know she isn’t doing it to be mean. She is saying the TRUTH, spade’s a spade.

Snookie would look cute in an understated, natural look I bet

Lisa on

Tabatha is right on the money. This is a mess.

Beth on

Snooks, You have a special place in my heart. You make me laugh when you share your outlook. It’s so innocent. Anyway, about your appearance ……lose the red hair and go back to what God gave you. I really think that color cheapens your look. Sincerely, Betho

Alison on

I totally agree with Tabitha!! I think this girl has potential to be cute! She needs help!

Ali on

Why is everyone being so mean? Did this girl ever do anything to you?

Danielle on

I love to watch’ Tabatha takes over’ and it will be a fabulous idea to make over famous people who don’t know how to bring their best out…..Katie Holmes come to mind, she needs a friend who can tell her how to style her beautiful hair.

Sara on

Meh, I think she’s being honest but she needs to remember, this is Snookie. This is who she is and who she’s always been. It’s nothing new. I don’t know why she’s acting surprised.

nicole on

I think that Snooki looks amazing…it’s called style…

nicole on

Snooki looks amazing…it’s called style


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