Lady Gaga's New Look: Are You Glad She's Back to 'Normal?'

08/14/2013 at 11:02 AM ET

Lady Gaga ApplauseSonia Moskowitz/Getty, Splash News Online

While Lady Gaga was recovering from hip surgery, we definitely noticed a void in our “crazy celebrity dressing” world that even Rihanna couldn’t fill. And the few times she stepped out, she looked almost like any other girl (that is, if any other girl wore a beehive or an exposed bra — she couldn’t be too pedestrian).

But at her first big return to the public eye at an event a few weeks ago, she looked totally unlike the Gaga we all know and love: No giant egg, no meat dress, not even a wacky face mask. In minimal makeup, a black dress and dark brown hair, she was almost unrecognizable, and we were wondering whether Lady Gaga was replaced for good by Laid-Back Gaga.

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But now she’s back on the streets promoting her new single Applause, channeling its artsy cover by walking around L.A. with her face painted in abstract shapes and bold hues. And of course she’s been accompanying the face paint with artsy hairstyles, out-there ensembles and her preferred platform boots.

At this point, the only way she’d really shock us is if she showed up somewhere in cutoffs, flip flops and a ponytail, but we do appreciate the effort. So tell us: Are you glad to see Gaga back to “normal,” or did you like her foray into more “ordinary” style?

–Alex Apatoff

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Lena on

Girl needs some Chapstick! Ouch!

Lee on

Cirque du Soleil’s website has a cover page with a female model wearing a full face make up in these colors, featuring a world map. It has been there for years.

isabelle on

Hey! Lady Gaga. Go see a P!NK show. You’ll then learn a thing or two about PURE, RAW, TALENT. :)

Nancy on

LOL. Lady GAGA is BA-BYE. She is not original, she acts like someone with 75 different personalities and it’s predictable and BORING. Perhaps if she just gave us all her God given musical talents without all the fanfare I wouldn’t have made the latter statements. You can go away now.

lou on

Gaga, it’s time to quit milking the hip surgery thing… I got 2 total hip replacements for a birth defect & they take 12 weeks each to heal & rehab. I used a walker for a short time, then crutches for 6 weeks after but I NEVER used a wheelchair, in fact the hospital ( Clev. Clinic) would never have released me until knowing I was capable of non weight bearing but still able to get around… just wondering what your drs. are telling you, or if you are telling them what to do… just saying…

Danielle on

In show business …out a sight…out of mind…….and it’s true in this case…..Lady Gaga…..who….? she was fast rising to the top and much faster coming down.Only Madonna has the it factor…..= longevity

Dina on

She looks so weird and harsh and stuff, but then you listen her music style, and she is like The jonas bros sister….. she is like so vanilla pop.

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