Demi Lovato in Julien MacDonald at the Grammys: cool or tacky?

When I first saw Demi Lovato in this Julien MacDonald gown I thought it was Balmain. She loves Balmain, it’s very much in that style with all the thin lines and studs, and it’s also very formfitting and revealing. I guess Balmain is usually flashier though. This is too tacky for my tastes and I don’t like how tight and low cut it is everywhere. Plus it’s a knit dress, it’s see-through everywhere and has so many transparent sections, but that’s Demi. She had on enormous extensions, which she flatironed for her performance as part of the Bee Gees tribute.



I liked the loose metallic gown Demi wore to perform a lot better than her red carpet dress.

Kat Graham managed to look both unique and classy at the Grammys, and that’s not an easy feat. She had on a striped one shoulder Jean Paul Gaultier sequin gown with a slight side train. This is incredible and a very smart choice. I know she’s barely a thing and is working for a music career that’s not really happening yet but I like to see her fashion choices. Great styling too.



Katharine McPhee also did sequin stripes, in a Thai Nguyen gown with a sequin bodice and black skirt. This is a striking gown but imagine the entire dress with those thin rainbow stripes and formfitting. It would be amazing, right?



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31 Responses to “Demi Lovato in Julien MacDonald at the Grammys: cool or tacky?”

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  1. NastyWoman says:

    I hate the see-through, but the fit is amazing in my opinion. Demi has obviously been working out. Her body looks great; strong, fit, not skinny.

  2. Loopy says:

    Was Demi Lavato actually named after Demi Moore, she looks just like her (pre botox etc), infact she looks more like her than her actual daughters. Her body is looking fit!

  3. LP says:

    Wasn’t Demi in that bee gees tribute, not an ABBA tribute?

  4. ElleBee says:

    Demi was Best Dressed to me. Can’t stand her but the girl looks damn good in that dress.

  5. Luffy says:

    Let’s leave the judgey classy versus tacky rhetoric in the past when talking about how women choose to dress themselves. Just because you prefer to be covered up does not mean you have any more class than anyone else. It’s 2017 not 1950.

    • Chinoiserie says:

      And just because you can wear revealing clothing it does not mean you can’t look tacky and its unnesseacry and ridiculous is to always show everything. And saying “It’s current year!” Is not a good argument. But Demi looks good.

      • kimbers says:

        Lol i hate when people use the current year as an argument lol it’s lazy and means nothing! in 10 years ppl just say it’s 2027 not 2017 lol i understand the point, but think that an actual thought is better argued. Except for technology things dont change too much. People still argue the same things through out history bc we back slide when times are good.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        The ‘unncecessary’ argument is kind of lame too though, because nothing when it comes to celebrity red carpet fashion is really ‘necessary’. It’s just stars getting dressed up for self-promotion and attention (and look how easily it works!) Still, I don’t think it’s offensive for someone to describe an outfit as looking tacky if it’s just a comment on how something looks altogether and not a comment on the ‘morality’, value, respectability, well-being, or character of the people wearing it, which isn’t how this comment came across. But I like this dress.

    • WeAreAllMadeOfStars says:

      Agreed, and she looks banging in that dress and is rather covered up by Hollywood standards.

    • Bridget says:

      It doesn’t matter the decade. Just like wearing Trump branded clothing, showing your bikini wax will always be tacky

  6. CornyBlue says:

    Everything looks amazing. Maybe its just my tacky ass loving colourful and metallic stuff but I wish i could pull all of them off.

  7. jlee says:

    Demi’s look feels really dated to me. Her body is insane! I never expect much from her fashion wise. She needs a new stylist.

  8. Nilber says:

    Didn’t Kim Kardashian wear something similar once upon a time? At first glance, I thought Demi was Kim K.

    The rest were ok.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I’m with you, Nilber. Yes, I’m sure KK did an almost identical version of granny’s recycled crocheted bedspread dress, as did a few others. I had to also look twice at DL, thinking it was KK – I think it’s the fake tan, makeup, the dress and the 1970′s Cher wig. Then again, I’m not known as any sort rt of fashionista, and looks are subjective, after all.

    • Erica_V says:

      I thought it was a New Kardashian too. Very different look for her.

  9. Clare says:

    Don’t those extentions give people headaches? I have fairly long hair, all real, and Jesus I am thinking of lobbing it off because of the frequent headaches from the weight/having it up!

  10. anniefannie says:

    Is it me or can you see Demi’s black thong thru her dress!?! Either way her body is amazing!
    She has aknowledged because of her mental issues she works out 1 to sometimes 3 hours a day and it shows..

  11. kimbers says:

    Kat has been trying for years to have a big music career! I want to like her songs bc she can sing, but they werent for me. I hope she can get some momentum after vampire diaries end.

    Her face make up is pretty bad. She’s beautiful and someone either picked the wrong shade for her skin or the flashes were crazy mad

  12. serena says:

    I can’t help but think of the Kardashian-Jenner family/trend when I look at dresses like this one, and then dislike it.

  13. I Choose Me says:

    Whew. I had a ‘gah my eyes’ moment when I thought I was seeing her vag until I realised it was nude underwear. I gotta say though her body looks amazing.

    I thought Katherine McPhee was Joss Stone.

  14. QQ says:

    Demi’s from neck Down Looked pretty good.. what was NOT pretty Good is the entire Idea of doing a Bee Gees Tribute in whatever Key they were using… It was a trainwreck

  15. happinessinme says:

    I think she looks gorgeous.

  16. Beckysuz says:

    Demi’s body looks amazing. But that dress is just a whole lotta nope

  17. SpunkyPR says:

    Demi’s doing the JLo mouth open pose. When will that go away!!!

  18. Velvet Elvis says:

    She’s channeling Kim Kardashian but without the diaper butt.