Jennifer Hudson's $36 Album Cover Dress!

07/21/2008 at 01:00 PM ET

The Oscar winner has worn everything from Oscar de la Renta to Donna Karan, but for the cover of her new album, which hits stores in September, Jennifer Hudson proves that she’s no fashion snob, opting for a simple $36 glitter-striped American Apparel dress. Bargain hunting’s nothing new to the “Spotlight” singer, who readily admits to an obsession with affordable British chain Topshop. But while the cotton dress may have been a bargain, when it came to accessorizing the look she went decidedly high-end, glamming it up with a $475 LAI Vamp belt. We think Jennifer’s cover frock is even more flattering than some of her designer dresses (Oscars anyone?). And what we love most is that it’s a look we can get too! Click here to buy J. Hud’s dress at American Apparel. Interested in more affordable star fashion? Check out other star styles under $100 here including looks from Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Carrie Underwood and more.

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Adrienne on

That doesn’t even look like Jennifer! It’s so air-brushed. She’s a very pretty girl – I don’t understand why they had to do that.

Socialite Dreams on

it’s a great look..wish they hadn’t photoshopped her down to a size 6 when she’s clearly a 12/14, but it’s a great look

Sandra on

Wow, the photoshop/airbrush to reduce her size is so unnecessary. She’s a beauty at her REAL size. To reduce her waist that much – and expect people not to notice – is almost offensive.

AnnieJ on

I’m with Sandra.

Kim v on

I love it. It’s nice to not see her cleavage for a change. I think the dress looks great, and she probably could’ve gotten a really affordable belt with a similar look as well.

Hallie on

I agree with Kim, she’s usually letting it all hang out there and it’s refreshing to see them put away for a change. Also agree with all the previous posts, first thing I thought was airbrushed. Last I saw she did not have a waist this small. Why downsize the waist and not minimize the arms as well?

jennifer on

I just love her!

Blair on

I wonder who actually wore that dress-Jennifer’s face looks photo shopped onto it.

Tiffanie on

Love the cheap dress; however, I’m very disappointed with the photoshop pic. Jen, you are always raving how you “love your size”. Why did you allow them to make you this small? I’m not her REAL size, but I am a very curvy w/ boobs and butt. I admired (note the past tense) her; but now …

Dawn on

I agree with Tiffanie how disappointing for young girls that admire her.

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