What's Jennifer Hudson's Red Carpet Personality?

02/23/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson is the Diva of this year’s award season.

Signature Look: Figure-hugging dresses with deep V-necklines and shimmering fabrics. Hudson’s hair is almost always wavy and loose, while her makeup tends toward berry lips and metallic shadows.

Favorite Designers: The star has designer-hopped, wearing Vera Wang, Donna Karan and Prada to recent events. Shoes are often by Stuart Weitzman, with diamonds by Neil Lane.

What She Will Wear: According to an article in Vogue written by editor-at-large Andre Leon Tally, who is styling the star, Hudson will most likely wear Oscar de la Renta.

Click here to see more Red Carpet Fashion in Off the Rack. And for more of the latest news and gossip on the award shows, check out our Red Carpet Confidential blog.

Photo: Dave M. Benett/Getty; Robert Pitts/Landov; Lisa Rose/jpi

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sarah on

She is a gorgeous woman, who knows how to choose dresses that look great on her figure.

Nikki on

She always looks beautiful. I am so happy with everything that has happend to her. A long way from American Idol. Stay true to yourself.

j on

she’s looked good so far, but she needs to stop playing it safe though–everything is starting to look the same.

RealBlondsRule on

Beyonce who ???

Sarah on

I don’t care for the white number so much — with the long sleeves it looks sort of matronly — but I love the shimmering red dress at the end. She looks fabulous and well put together there.

sierra on

She look great!!! Jennifer obviously knows how to choose dresses that suit her figure.

Jackie on


Nikki on

Hot damn! If I had a body like that I would be showing it off too. Too tight!? Are you crazy? Some people just can’t see true beauty. She’s an inspiration to all. I love everything your doing. You could take a little risk though. Just not on Oscar night. :P

C on

Gorgeous! She has an amazing body and looks beautiful in the dresses that hug her figure. I especially love the burgandy dress in the above picture. Classy lady!

KC on

I would say her style is an effortless glamour. She knows her body and seems to be comfortable in her own skin. She is the old 50’s shapely sexy.

Night on

It’s great to see a real looking woman out there looking fantastic.

Ashley on

I think she is absolety beautiful. She always looks great, and has confidence in herself which is also a very important quality.

Too tight huh???? Don’t think so – this lady is gorgeous and should show off her lovely curves.

Rock on Jennifer!!

Slim chic on

Is it me or did anyone else realise that her breasts are lopsided, it showed up especially at the Grammys
Other than that she wears clothes that suits her figure :-)

michelle on

i was so mad when jennifer lost to someone else during her “IDOL” days…i thought she was fantastic. but losing the competition in american idol did her great…it’s like she just popped into the hollywood scene all of a sudden. i’m excited for her especially after DREAMGIRLS. i think she’s really awesome and truly deserves the best. she looks better than ever! go jennifer! she looks lovely in her gowns…they’re perfect for her body. very classy!

Carlee on

She should really stick to sleeves… and/or try jogging or something…

zee on

i think she is very very great, compared to beyonce, she is not big headed and she knows where is comes from. Thats a true idol (and not that fat bikini show off big butt b…..

Lady G on

Good for her. I’m tired of everyone thinking you have to be a size 2 to be beautiful. It puts too much pressure on women and gives a lot of men unrealistic expectations.

Marissa!!!!! on

She’s awesome! I LOVE her syle! Everything she wears is lovely and looks GREAT in her! Go Jennifer!

Elda on

I agree with you Marissa she is awesome!!

Clair on

I am so sick of Jennifer Hudson already. Sure she has amazing talent and a certain star quality but she is full of it. I’m all about different shapes and sizes being beautiful, we all come in different packages. But this full-figured woman claiming to be a size 12? That’s about as believable as Kirstie Alley saying she weighed 145 when she appeared on Oprah. If you want to be celebrated for having something to grab onto, then fess up about your REAL stats or just omit them completely, but don’t lie.

Nighthag on

I like the black one better.

Tee on

I questioned whether of not she was really a size 12 too.

But when you are wearing designer clothes the numbers really are much smaller than what Jane average wears. In other words…she’s may be a size 12 in the designer/upscale quality clothes she wears now, but at the same size, wearing “bargain” or average name clothes she may be closer to a size 14/16.

I was shaped A LOT like her (before having kids) and I was a 12/14. I could have been her body double from the neck down.

Elaine on

You go girl … Jennifer is a beautiful young women and she has a beautiful body … full figure and all … don’t let stardom change who you are. Keep it real, and you’ll be loved by many for your honesty. I loved you in Dreamgirls and I’m looking forward in seeing you on the big screen again.


KT on

Correction…I am an actress who had to try on some designer duds for a show and they were cut small. I actually had to go up a size.
And the camera adds “10lbs” they say. I say it’s more like 20. I believe that she is a normal size 12. On film and compared to size 0 sticks she may look larger, but I think she’s fabulous. Get it girl!

Princess on

Again with the American Idol reject. Come on these dresses she is wearing lately are just too tight. She will never ever be like Beyonce. She will always be a fat ugly Jennifer. He voice is not all that either. The only reason she got an Oscar is because they felt sorry for the poor ugly fat girl!!!!!Beyonce will always be the R&B Queen. Jennifer Hudson who????? HAHAHAHA:)

Bianca on

Shot she’s rockin the 2 dresses without the sleeves. Her figure is a sexy full “thick” figure. To me that is healthier than them “skinty” girls. Plus she knows how to work it everywhere she goes.

Brittany on

She has tremendous talent and she is a size 12. So all you haters need to stop hating and let her do her. You loosers are just jealous and they wish they had as much talent as she has. Keep it up j-hud

srtyf on

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