MANILA, Philippines – Whenever Jessica Sanchez sings, it’s more or less a sure hit. While it’s undeniable that she’s one talented singer, her sartorial choices have drawn the attention of a lot of Idol fans as well. After all, Jennifer Lopez herself commented on her good taste after one of her performances.
We’ve narrowed down her best outfits and compiled them for you. Here’s ten of them:
This black Byron Lars crochet dress might border on mature but its short length and flouncy hem keep it sweet. The gold accessories were kept to a minimum: a bangle, an oversized ring, and a pair of chandelier earrings. Designer Tommy Hilfiger gave Sanchez a nod for her good eye with this outfit.
For her performance of Jazmine Sullivan’s “Stuttering,” Jessica Sanchez dazzled in a silver mini-dress with statement shoulders down to her accessories: silver statement ring, star-shaped dangling earrings and spiked pumps.
Then of course, there’s the ‘Bohemian Rhapshody’ performance in an aptly bohemian-meets-country rock get-up: sequined geometric navajo-print skirt, cropped leather jacket, and a top with red piping. She tops it all off with a half-ponytail and loose curls. We have to ask: Will you do the Fandango?
Mullet skirt, venus neckline, and color-blocking? This outfit was on-trend all the way. The red belt and turquiose accessories kept the ensemble fun and flirty along with her loose waves. Very age-appropriate for the 16 year-old.
This dress is a sure hit. Sheer neckline with a sweetheart detail, black piping and cut-outs around the waistline, and a short, full skirt. Paired with white platform pumps, a silver bangle, and white nail polish, it’s a fresh take on the 60’s mod fashion that was popular during the Beatles’ era.
Jessica keeps it sweet and simple in an eggplant-colored A-line dress and simple gold jewelry. The gathers and ruching on the bodice kept the dress from looking boring. The full skirt’s uneven hemline adds height to her otherwise petite frame. Overall, this was a safe yet good call on her part.
The contrast between the dress’s black sequined bustier top and blush pink gathered skirt added enough drama to the outfit so that she looked stunning even as she performed sitting down. Accessories-wise, the bib necklace, chunky bracelet, headband and her ring added dimension to the outfit.
Think only tall people can pull off a jumpsuit? Think again. Jessica pulled off the wide-legged jumpsuit perfectly given her 5’3” frame. The key is balance: the bustier top kept all the volume at the bottom to avoid drowning her frame in fabric. Although we wish the jumpsuit came in a different color, the turquoise statement necklace and coral ring added pops of color that the outfit needed. Planning to wear wide-legged jumpsuits or palazzo pants anytime soon? Tip: Heels are your best friend.
Not everyone has the guts to wear a train but Jessica does, and she does it well. The silver dress with its petal sleeves, tulip skirt, and geometric print, can stand well enough on its own but when you’re channeling Sasha Fierce (Beyoncé’s onstage persona), you have to up the ante. The square silver bangle, drop earrings and bib necklace, and her slicked back hair (very different from her usual loose waves) pull the whole look together. Now, repeat after us: Who run the world?
When singing a Mariah Carey song, you’re never fully dressed without an evening gown. The royal blue gown with the serpentine silhouette added even more drama to her performance. While she may not have MC’s curves to fill in such a body-hugging dress, the pleats and ruffles along the top and the hips add volume to give lend her an hourglass shape. We think she (and her stylist) deserve a standing ovation for this one.
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