Lea Michele and Jenna Ushkowtiz at the FOX All-Star party in Pasadena.
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Even though Glee isn’t set to return until Jan. 17, the lovely ladies of New Directions stepped out to celebrate the show for the FOX All-Star party over the weekend. Lea Michele was awash in cerulean blue while Jenna Ushkowitz enlivened the brown carpet (ew) in vivacious tomato red (delish). While we’re happy to hear Rachel Berry is returning to Season 4 of Glee (Lea spilled the news via her Twitter feed), we’re also Gleeking out that two of our faves chose to wear the boldest, brightest colors for this dreary month of winter. Both looks pop, and we can’t decide which of the two we prefer: mermaid blue or superhero red?
Lea’s blue Peter Som dress is simple in cut with a two-tiered silhouette. The top half is almost like a boxy, cropped T-shirt with a modest neck and sleeves, then it’s cinched at the waist and falls all the way to the floor. The only statement factor is the long slit up to the mid-thigh, but it’s subtle and the dress looks totally comfy. Her hair and makeup are subdued, and there’s just the slightest peek of her Casadei sandal heels. Overall, it’s a vivid yet airy and natural look that we’d be comfortable wearing to a party or even a wedding, just jazzed up a bit with some accessories.
Jenna, on the other hand, is all about POW color. The red of her dress is loud in the best way and is playfully hemmed at the mid-thigh as well as slashed down the arms to reveal them through the sleeves. There’s a SHAZAM factor with that fantastic (and gigantic) black bib necklace, and we love that it adds some edgy drama. Also, Jenna’s top-knot bun is super cute and elongates the entire look, as do her patent platform heels. It all feels very superhero-y and fun, while Lea’s look is more laid-back mermaid cool. Do you agree? Also, if you could wear either of these dresses, which one would you choose?