Nicole Richie’s new bangsy, busty look: flattering, pretty or overdone?

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These are newish photos of Nicole Richie at the 2011 Environmental Media Awards (in mustard Keepsake) and a QVC FFANY Shoes event (in black Helmet Lang), all over the past few days. A few things, right off the top. First, BANGS. I actually don’t think Nicole looks bad with bangs, but she’s wearing them much too heavy. When they go that far below your brows, and they’re THAT thick, it’s time to grow at least some of it out. Looking at the bangs between the two sets of photos, they work better when her hair is down – it’s more of a style than a trauma, like they are in the black photos.

Next: her new boobs. I kind of forgot that Nicole had gotten implants until I spied her rack in this mustard dress. What’s going on there? Is it a padded bra, or some kind of strapless contraption that’s pushing her boobs up? Because they look pretty big there. So big, I thought she was pregnant. She’s not (as far as I know) – she’s just got new boobs and some fancy new bras to make her new boobs look great.

As for the fashion – I’m rather blah on both of these outfits. Neither of them are bad or wonderful. But I do appreciate that Nicole takes the time and effort to put together whole “looks” – she really does care about red carpet appearances. One last minor thing: she has beautiful eyes, and there’s absolutely no need for her to go all Duchess Waity with her eye-makeup. Too much, Nicole!

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  1. DogBoy says:

    Busty? … umm, not really.

  2. carrie says:

    pretty ! pretty!

  3. sauvage says:

    The bangs are too long. But I have to say, I like the principle of Nicole Richie with bangs. She looks fine to me, BUT: The tan has to go. Way too orange for my taste.

  4. ladyballz says:

    Ummmm..is that some white powder on her dress?? What IS that? could just be toddler nose schmear?

  5. Anon says:

    Hate that the tag is showing in that black dress!

  6. sosuzy says:

    pretty!

  7. Little Darling says:

    I love this girl. Talk about getting over addiction, moving forward and establishing legs outside of your parents. Everyone should take a page out of this woman’s book and study it really hard. The female Robert Downy Jr….well, ha, no, he is so talented. Same concept of going down and coming up winningly.

    She looks beautiful, wish the hair were brown again and that she would ease up on the raccoon eyes. Aside from those two “enhancers” I think she is looking beautiful.

  8. Redd says:

    Pretty but, girl needs to stop lining the lower lids so heavily. bleh.

  9. Praise St. Angie! says:

    wow, she looks great in both pictures.

    though, I disagree about the bangs. I think they suit her but like them better with hair up.

    with the up-do, she’s got an Uma Thurman vibe going on. sophisticated and sleek. with the down-do, she’s got a Goldie Hawn vibe going on, soft and pretty.

    she’s a lucky girl to be able to vary her look so much and pull off both.

  10. Heather M (Heather) says:

    She seems to be one of the few people who can get away with bangs like that.

  11. Passingby says:

    I love the bangs on her! She looks gorgeous!!!

  12. imabrat says:

    It’s hard to find anything wrong with Nicole. She looks great, she’s a wonderful designer and she certainly has changed her life around. She’s the cat’s meow.

  13. Ogechi says:

    wow & stunning!

  14. ladybert62 says:

    Didnt even recognize her in the black dress.

    I think the bangs need to be shorter and a little less thick.

    Boobs are too big or else it is that dress – she does look pregnant in it.

    I think the raccoon eyes look good on her – this livens them up a little.

    Hate the leopard shoes and is that a rosary or a tattoo of a rosary on her ankle? How strange.

  15. gee says:

    She looks great in both pictures, but I think her hair is a liitttllleee too blonde.

  16. missie says:

    She is truly beautiful.

  17. k says:

    @sauvage: “the tan”? Isn’t Richie of Mexican/African descent?

  18. Happy21 says:

    I’m not really a fan but she looks great! The bangs look great as do the clothes. And as far as busty goes, she looks well proportioned. I think the minor boob enhancement she got doesn’t make her look so stickly so I think its great. I feel for girls like her and Kelly Rowland who got minor boob jobs mostly so that clothes fit them better. There is nothing wrong with being in proportion for your body.

    LOL, fortunately for me, I grew my own…

    :-)

  19. Nia says:

    Beautiful!

  20. Sumodo1 says:

    She’s eating. God bless!

  21. aenflex says:

    she looks awesome!

  22. kazoo says:

    loveeee the mustard dress.

  23. guilty pleasures says:

    A-freakin-dorable!!!! Best look on a celeb in forever!!!

  24. Dawn says:

    Beautiful!

  25. spinner says:

    Love the bangs on her. Brings the focus to the eyes.

  26. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    She looks good, but I agree with a poster above — that hair is a little TOO blonde for her. A darker shade would look better on her.

  27. Julie says:

    Very proud of Nicole. She really turned her life around. Yes, and she’s eating too. Her whole essence is completely different than it used to be. And look at Britney. Lets home some of the others can follow their example.

  28. Adrien says:

    Pretty. Her face looks different. Whatever, she looks great.

  29. stephanie says:

    IMO this is the best NR has ever looked!

  30. anonymoose says:

    busted. it may be the best she’s ever looked, but she still has a loooooong way to go.

    at least she looks healthier.

    but no one should be that skin color.

    and the eyeliner should be withheld from her until she learns how to apply it properly.

    no one of african descent should be blonde-haired, either. it just doesn’t work with skin tone.

  31. laylajane says:

    This has gotta be the prettiest I’ve ever seen her…Some surgeon did right?

  32. gab says:

    She looks quite lovely in both photos. She has the ability to change styles and adapt well. And I agree with the comments about her turning her life around. I am happy to see her living well. Well done, Nicole!

  33. Patata says:

    anyone know what shoes she’s wearing with the yellow dress?

  34. april says:

    Nice change. Bangs look very cute.

  35. smh says:

    she’ll look like a puppy dog no matter what she does.

  36. Kim says:

    too blond & bangs a little to long but my gosh has she come a long way from the Simple Life days. She looks like a while different person/way better.

  37. kiki says:

    She looks great!
    Much better with a little weight on. I’m not so sure she got implants like everyone’s saying — if she did they are perfectly subtle. Chances are it’s just 8-10 extra pounds while still working out & good padded bras (& swimsuits in Mexico). I’m the same — itty bitty titty when skinny, bustier w/ a few pounds (working out is essential though)

  38. Cheyenne says:

    Not impressed with any of the dresses, but in general she looks really good since she gained some weight.

  39. G says:

    She looks great. I’ve got nothing to nitpick about.

  40. Amy says:

    She looks awesome from head to toe in the black ensemble (apart from the tag showing through the dress on her thigh).

  41. Nibbi says:

    she looks freakin’ fantastic. if i cared a little more, i’d say i was proud of her ;) – i mean, just, look how seriously grown-up and serious and grounded and put-together and successful she looks, it’s totally impressive and a sign of hope when you know about the other fish she used to swim with

  42. bored says:

    I love it, she looks great.

  43. Camille says:

    She should go back to her natural hair colour, she looks much better as a brunette.

  44. sue says:

    Girl can’t take a bad picture. She photographs beautiful. Love the hair. Pretty & healthy.

  45. Cheyenne says:

    @Camille: I think she should go a few shades darker but not all the way to brunette. A light to medium brown would look good with her coloring.

  46. normades says:

    Love love love the cut (long bangs are so “in”). Colour, not so much.

    Nicole has great style in general.

  47. samab says:

    I have a girl crush on her honestly she can do no wrong

  48. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    The charcoal rain eyeliner has to go.

    Agree with anyonymoose. It’s really commendable that she turned her life around, now it wouldn’t be criminal to adopt some of that zeal and apply it the outside of her much-improved life.

    You can try to deny your biology by doing needless things like getting a superfluous tan, getting your nose tip refined or bleaching all of the non-WASP bits out your hair but Mother Nature will not be suppressed and exacts her revenge by reminding us that though we may look decent one way, we seem to look better when we chill out, stop trying to fool ourselves with the head to toe genectic remodelling, stop privileging one part of our ethnicity over the other and stop making ourselves so tired and drawn chasing down a pyrrhic victory. I think I might’ve just said she’s a woman, hm…anyway…

    I think she looks good, I just think she’d look a lot better if she stopped pursuing colours that don’t exist within the same universe as nature. Time and cost effective, too.

  49. Kimberly says:

    yeah she’s had those bangs on and off for the last decade like every other female in the world.

    Bangs are busted, so start growing them out now.

  50. Certainly not overdone, very nice and kinda 60s