Is Jennifer Hudson’s Dress Too Short?

Maggie Parker
Some commenters on social media feel that Jennifer Hudson’s Gucci minidress looks more like a shirt. (Photo: Getty Images)

Many people are confused by Jennifer Hudson’s latest look. The actress and singer attended the Entertainment Weekly and People Upfronts party in New York in head-to-toe Gucci, according to her, but she might have forgotten a few elements of her outfit.


@gucci down to my socks !” the new judge of The Voice said in an Instagram photo of her in the purple floral minidress she wore to the event. OK, but she wasn’t wearing any socks (thank goodness) — just black peep-toe stilettos.


The frock had a plunging neckline, puffy three quarter sleeves, and a tight, short skirt. So short that some commenters on social media thought it was a shirt. “Cute shirt! Now where’s your pants??” one person commented on People’s photo of Hudson. “She is wearing a Gucci top as a dress… Hmmm,” wrote another. “She is a pretty woman but this ‘dress’ is far too short. She even looks uncomfortable in it,” someone else pointed out. “Dress is too, too short. Just. No,” proclaimed another follower.

The comments didn’t bother Hudson, who loved the look. “Even on the hardest days u gotta smile your way through it! I’m so grateful! Still going guys!” she captioned her photo of the outfit. And commenters on Hudson’s own Instagram photo expressed their support. “Love love love your dress. You look amazing,” one follower wrote. “You look gorgeous, ma..from your head to your toes.. don’t change a damn thing!! Damn haters!!” wrote another. “The stems on that flower, mama j,” wrote a third.

The item is actually from Gucci’s Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear collection, and has been shown with the model wearing shiny purple pants underneath. So that sort of answers the question. But fashion is always open for interpretation.

Charlize Theron wore a Gucci dress with the same pattern but different style at CinemaCon in March. And she didn’t wear pants either.

What do you think? Is it a dress or a shirt?

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