So X Factor fun is over for another year (sob) but Grazia HQ is still buzzing with excitement. How happy are we that Little Mix won and Girl Power is going strong? Very. Do we have an unexpected crush on Chris Martin? Yep. And who won the finale fash-off? Ooh, there's a question. You see, this morning's X Factor-related debate is focused on Tulisa Contostavlos's interesting dress choices.
Let's begin with Saturday night when the songstress stepped onto the Wembley stage in this corseted mini-dress with a ginormous skirt covered in black netting, polka dots and layers of tulle. Blimey. We appreciate she wanted to pick a show-stopper for the final but she ended up looking like a puffy cupcake, no? Indeed, there were audible GASPS (followed by sniggering) as Tulisa crammed the bulging concotion behind the judging panel. Yikes.
Throughout the show, fellow judge Louis Walsh could be seen doing his best to flatten the pesky frock before it poked his eye out and viewers noted that on stage, it rode up so high, Tulisa was close to flashing her undies. How very distracting.
Onto Sunday's extravaganza and you'd think Tulisa would've learnt her lesson and opted for a more comfortable, less err, dramatic number. But oh no. Instead, she chose a full-length, mermaid-style gown that was certainly breath-taking, but so tight she was forced to cling onto Louis and shuffle to her seat rather than elegantly glide across the stage. On Grazia UK's Facebook page, the dress has garnered comparisons to 'a blueberry boiled sweet' while Pearl Westwood argues 'there is nothing chic about not being able to walk in your frock!' Oh dear.
Despite the criticism, Grazia Daily can't help but salute Tulisa for championing up-and-coming design talent in front of a gazillion viewers. Yes, this blue number was made especially for the N-Dubz-er by Fyodor Golan, the winner of this year's Fashion Fringe. The design duo presented their collection during September's London Fashion Week and as you can see from the examples above, their eveningwear creations are wonderfully intricate and creative, winning them the admiration of Fashion Fringe judges Roland Mouret and Claudia Schiffer. Now they have the support of Ms Contostavlos herself and if Cheryl Cole's support of London-based designers, such as David Koma, on X Factors past is anything to go by, we're predicting big things for these two.
But we want to hear YOUR verdict on Tulisa's fashion choices. Pop your thoughts in the box below...