Fashion Faceoff: Nicole Richie vs. Halle Berry

05/30/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

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Nicole Richie‘s Madison Marcus tunic was a big hit with readers — and apparently with Halle Berry too! The Oscar winner stepped out for a grocery shopping in her chic black silk dress over Memorial Day weekend, while the petite Simple Life star wore hers to a salon appointment last month. We usually don’t think of Nicole and Halle having similar style, but this easy tunic looks terrific on both of them! Tell us: Who do you think wears the dress better? Nicole Richie or Halle Berry?

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Kate on

Definitely Nicole. I also think that women who are over 40 should wear skirts that are a bit longer than this one..

Petra on

I think they both look great. And bravo for Halle for knowing only Nicole can pull off that length. Btw. is Halle hiding something underneath these loose summer dresses?

Amanda on

Nicole looks much better, I think. For some reason, Halle just looks manly in that picture. I like how Nicole paired it with shorts, too.

Summer on

Neither! I’m sure it’s very comfortable but it’s not very flatering on Halle and it is WAY too short on Nicole. It might look better on Nicole if you could actually tell that she was wearing shorts. I just don’t like the neckline.

AshleyL on

I like Nicole’s version better. Halle looks too matronly to me.

Car on

I called it! I absolutely love this dress on both of them, but I think it looks hotter on Nicole!

ashka on

I want to know how Nicole’s got soooo short. ha-ha

Shana on

Nicole Richie looks as if she forgot to put pants on.

katie on

Hmmmm thats a hard one! ….definately Halle! …..I think Nicole is wearing hers a little too small!

j on

i think nicole wears it better. that type of neckline/cut of the dress makes larger chested women look heavy when they’re not.

k on

im not a huge fan of either of these girls…but i think i like Halle in it the best…even tho Nicole’s is blowing up in the wind i still think it would be a little too short…

Rebecca on

Looks like a tie to me! Nicole’s would be better if it were a couple inches shorter so you could see that she has shorts on. The length of Halle’s makes it rather shapeless, and doesn’t do much for her awesome figure. I love the detail on top though!

thegirl on

kinda hard to choose between the two…but i do prefer nicole richie’s better

anonymous on

Definately Nicole. She can pull off this look better than Halle Berry because for Halle, she looks SO stumpy and the length of the skirt killed her whole athletic figure, plus on the shoulders, it actually makes it look wider along with the torso. For Nicole, she looks a LOT better than Halle because the shorts underneath accentuates her legs along with the cute dress and it fits her just right which totally flatters her shape, plus the ballet flats pulled the dress into a cuter, adorable, outfit.

yvonne franceschi on

Definitely Nicole, she gives the dress a chic style with
the combination of white sunglasses and silver ballerina
flats. Yvonne

alia on

No Doubt…Halle…she’s much classier…

Teri on

Nicole is much better and more suitable for the dress. Halle is old enough not to wear that short.

Susie on

I think they both look great, but Halle is definitely wearing it better!

AnnieM on

I like both!

Ashley on

Nicole looks like a hoochie! Halle looks very classy. I think it is ridiculous that some people think Halle’s dress is too short – it would look terrible if it was any longer!

CiCi on

I like the length of Halle’s dress, but Nicole looks better in it.

Lorna on

Nicole without a doubt!

glad on

i like it better on nicole…it fits well and it looks cute shorter than longer

Carrie on

Nicole looks much better. It’s cuter as a top paired with short shorts, and it’s TOTALLY unflattering on Halle. She has an amazing body, but she looks 10 lbs. heavier in this dress.

h on

Nicole definately looks better. It takes a person as thin as she is to pull off this dress. I’m just worried about the length. If it rides up at all, we may see more than we ever wanted!

Lisa on

You know what’s really sick about this comparison … Halle Berry looks fat next to Nicole Richie in that dress, and Halle is not a fat girl. I personally don’t like the dress on either lady.

monse on

nicole looks way hotter!!

Kayla on

Well i have to say that i think Nicole did it better, it looks great on Halle too,but i think it just looks a bit better on nicole, i think to make nicoles outfit a hole lot better it to add lik so grey tights i think it would look really good:)


Kayla on

I actually think that Nicole did this better. It looks great on alle too, but i just think it looksa bit better on Nicole. I think it Nicole just added some grey tights or something like that to it that it would really make it look good.

Allison on

Nicole looks better la~ halle berry too old to me =P she still looks great tho!

adriana on

both look cute

Chris on

It’s absolutely a matter of proportion. The neckline cuts across Halle’s shoulders wrong and she looks very beefy like this. And the dress length makes her legs stumpy (which usually look great when she rocks miniskirts) – her flops are making things even worse. She would have benefited from heels, but not much more. This is simply wrong for her.

I have this same top. I’m hourglass-curvy like Halle but very small-boned more like Nicole, and this is the only tent-style top I own because it actually looks all right on me.

I’d definitely wear it like Nicole except that I’d make sure my shorts are long enough to be ‘obviously there’. Blousen tops are very flattering on her because you don’t notice the boniness, rather your eyes are drawn to the legs, definitely the right feature for her.

chlo on

nicole looks hoter in that dress, even though halle is generally hoter than nicole. but i prefered it when nicole was a bit skinier…I think she puted on weight at the anorexic rehab…people should never go there!!!!

Kim on

Chlo: Anorexia is a disease that can be fatal! Nicole looks great the way she is; I can’t believe you’re saying she should be skinnier. Oh yeah, and what do you think the PURPOSE of “anorexic rehab” is?! Hello, one of the major objectives there is for people to gradually regain weight (*gasp*) so they don’t die!!!!! Sounds like you might eventually be checking into one of them with an attitude like that!

Kevin on

Real good and funny post! phx…

ashley. on

Definately Nicole.
The black dress looks better with her light skin tone and she totally pulled off the short length.

Jenna on

Nicole, it looks better on her. but at first i was like omg put some pants on but i saw she paired it up with cute shorts! other wise she couldnt bend without her butt showing…but then again maybe thats what she wants….you know it is Nicole Richie…

Heather on

nic. did it too short.
&& i love halle’s accessories.

Nadine on

Definately Halle, she is rocking it. Nicole is too skinny, it doesn’t look as well on her as it is on Halle…

Amanda on

I love Nicole!! And it just looks way better on her.

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