X Factor 2012 Fashion: Is Nicole Scherzinger Or Tulisa Contostavlos Winning The Style Battle?

10 December 2012 by

GALLERY>> Nicole Vs. Tulisa Fash-Off

Yes, we know - X Factor is, first and foremost, a singing competition - but there's a whole lot more that goes with it. We tune in to watch the whole shebang, from the vocals to the drama (on-stage AND at the judges table) to the fabulous clothes. It really is reality entertainment at its finest.

So while we love to hate Louis' new 'do, there are only two judges we're judging week to week: Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa Contostavlos. Each week, the ladies are perfectly preened from head to toe in a battle of who's wearing what - and how.

Click through the gallery above to see who's winning in this year's X Factor fash-off so far...

Unlike the contestants, these lovely ladies won't be packing their bags, giving us leave to judge their looks to the very end. Click through to see who's winning so far...

Final Show: 9th December

Nicole's final X Factor 2012 look was a Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture black fishtail gown which she wore with a simple pair of hoop earrings and her hair in a slick pony.

Not to be outdone Tulisa opted for a floor-length gown by Hollie de Keyser featuring silver embellishment. Her locks were styled in K-Stew-esque side curls.

Our Vote: Tulisa

Live Show: 8th December

Nicole got into the festive spirit for Saturday night's final showdown by teaming a red, sparkly Zuhair Murad dress with a pair of Charlotte Olympia shoes. She wore her hair in loose Hollywood curls to complete the glamorous look.

Meanwhile Tulisa wore an embellished leather dress made especially for her by designer Suzanne Neville. The edgy look was finished off with Swarovski cuffs and rings and Prada platforms.

Our Vote: Nicole

Results Show: 2nd December

Nicole went for high octane glamour in a floor-length Abed Mahfouz dress Stephen Webster jewellery and Carvela shoes and hair styled in voluminous curls.

Tulisa's look was more girly. Her Rock & Roll Couture Dress by Suzannah featured a pleated skirt, lace and collar and she wore her hair to the side.

Our Vote: Nicole

Live Show: 1st December

Nicole added some Christmas shimmer in a white Zeynep Tosun dress with silver detailing and white satin Crisian and McCaffrey shoes.

Meanwhile Tulisa kept it simple in a plain Alexander McQueen babydoll style dress and silver shoes.

Our Vote: Tulisa

Results Show: 25th November

It was all about classic elegance on Sunday night. Nicole channelled old school glamour in a floor-length custom-made gown courtesy of our very own Topshop. She expertly topped off the retro look with '40s-inspired waves. As for Tulisa, WOW! We barely recognised the judge when she arrived on stage in this sleek Victoria Beckham number avec glossy poker-straight locks. Things are looking up...

Live Show: 24th November

The girls got their glad rags on for Saturday night. Nicole worked another dash of origami chic thanks to a satin peach dress by Boudicca Platform 13. It's not our fave Nicole number, but in comparison to Tulisa - who was wearing a silver mullet dress by Philip Armstrong - she was the clear winner.

Results Show: 18th November

Both Nicole and Tulisa went for black dresses for the results show, which will go down in the X Factor history books due to Ella's shock departure. Nicole had the most daring look in a S/S 13 Osman Yousefzaa leather and jersey dress with lots of cut-outs and a thigh-high slit. She paired it with Charlotte Olympia heels, gold hoops and poker-straight hair.

Tulisa wore a beaded black lace and blue satin dress with a corset top and lace cap sleevesby Suzanne Neville. It's pretty but we've definitely seen lots of dresses like this on Tulisa in her time on the X Factor.

So for the second night running Nicole wins in the style stakes for taking a fashion leap. 

Our Vote: Nicole

Live Show: 17th November

Nicole and Tulisa were polar opposites this week, as Nicole went for a white mini origami dress by Sass & Bide, whereas Tulisa wore a dramatic Forever Unique black gown with lace, sequins and mesh.

We're not so sure about Nicole's bright blue heels, but the dress is fresher and more elegant than Tulisa's so Nicole takes the lead... just.

Our Vote: Nicole

Results Show: 11th November

Neither singer wowed us on the results show with Tulisa wearing a predictable black bodycon dress with sheer, sequined panelling paired with black platforms.

Nicole just took the edge in a mushroom coloured maxi dress although we don't think the strapless frock was her most flattering X Factor look.

Our Vote: Nicole

Live Show: 10th November

Tulisa appeared to have gone for the chop on Saturday night's live show but it turns out it was down to a bit of careful pinning. Her 1920s-style Temperley London floor-length gown was a nice departure for the N-Dubz star.

We weren't overly keen on Nicole's androgynous Pierre Braganza suit but you can't fault a girl for taking a risk. Her bronze Charlotte Olympia heels which were visible when she jumped up on the judges' desk made the look.

Our Vote: Tulisa

Results Show: 4th November

Tulisa and Nicole battled it out in lace dresses on the results show. Tulisa wore a Kruszynska Couture frock which showed off her tiny waist, teamed with a pair of Kurt Geiger peep toe heels.

Nicole flashed a little more flesh in a nude Bibi Bachtadze lace dress and strappy platforms.

Our Vote: Tulisa

Live Show: 3rd November

It was quite a contrast of textures on the live show as Tulisa opted for sparkle while Nicole went hell for leather.

Nicole's sexy strapless Ermanno Scervino dress featured ruffles accentuating her curves. She accessorised the leather frock with Giuseppe Zanotti and heels and a poppy. But Tulisa's sequined dress by Jovani definitely stole the show.

Our vote: Tulisa

Results Show: 28th October

On last week's results show both ladies stuck to the Halloween theme with Nicole wearing a daring asymmetric-hemmed strapless dress.

Tulisa looked adorable in her black prom dress with lace detailing.

Our Vote: Tulisa

Live Show: 27th October

This past live Show, both ladies wore a spooky black-hued ensemble. Nicole pulled out all the stops for Halloween in a Julien Macdonald catsuit paired with Guiseppe Zanotti shoes and an embellished headpiece.

Tulisa, meanwhile played it reasonably safe in an Ariella Couture fishtail gown.

Our Vote: Nicole

Results Show: 21st October

This past Results Show, both ladies were sultry in black. However, while we liked Nicole's hair bump, she looked like a dominatrix diva in her Alpana & Neeraj dress.

Tulisa, however, was as darling as a prom queen in her Milly by Michele Smith dress, and paired the look a chunky gold belt and mesh black boots.

Our Vote: Tulisa

Live Show: 20th October

The Live Show saw two very different looks from our diva judges. While Nicole's Alexander McQueen dress is adorabe on its own, the heels and futuristic high-top braid didn't do it justice.

But while Nicole was going for baby-doll glam, Tulisa rocked in a sexy and sophisticated forest-green corset and black pencil skirt. Paired with bold lipstick and dark waves, she had our vote from the start!

Our Vote: Tulisa

Results Show: 14th October

While Tulisa has recently rocked the fash-off, she hasn't always topped the Scherz. Nicole was a vision in a black lace Kristian Aadnevik gown, balancing sophisticated and sexy with a high slit.

But Tulisa's floor-length Pucci gown failed to impress us. One Twitter follower proclaimed of the two judges: 'It's like Primark next to Prada'. Ouch.

Our Vote: Nicole

Live Show: 13th October

Last week's Live Show was a close call, both in singing and in style. With a sleek bun, Nicole showed off her perfect pins in the metallic silver Inbar Spector mini dress. Tulisa went for Greek Goddess in an Alexander Wang halter-wrap dress and black heels. While we liked both looks, Nicole was a little more adventurous and original.

Our Vote: Nicole

Results Show: 7th October

The judges' looks were very different at the first Results Show, but they both exhibited a lot of, er, 'oomf,' around the bust. We are desperate to find Nicole's tight-fitting metallic gold dress. She didn't go overboard - her hair was sleek and she wore minimal accessories, as her great figure was accessory enough!

Tulisa, on the other hand, wore a cute, A-line pink dress with matching bubble-gum pink lippie. She added some height  with sexy black ankle boots. It's a tough call, but Nicole's minimal sexiness couldn't be outdone.

Our Vote: Nicole

Live Show: 6th October

We weren't huge fans of either judge at the first Live Show. Nicole again gravitated towards dominatrix chic with her tight, black one-sleeved dress. And unfortunately, Tulisa's Miu Miu dress reminded us of Felix Baumgartner's parachute.

But Nicole, once again, paired her accessories right, placing her in the lead- for now. We'll see if Nicole will keep her fash-off winnings next week or if Tulisa will steal the fash-off flame.

Our Vote: Nicole

Total Fash-Off: Nicole


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