Dancing with the Stars 5: Top 6 Fashion Review
On Dancing with the Stars this week, the contestants had to learn and perform two different routines, a ballroom number and a Latin number. You know what this means? Mediocre performances! No, just kidding. It means that there are twice as many outfits to consider when selecting the best and worst dressed performers of the night. Let the Dancing with the Stars fashion show begin!

6. Helio Castroneves and Julianne Hough

During the episode last night, my first reaction to Julianne's brown feather dress for her and Helio's samba routine was largely positive. But I mulled over it long and hard last night, and I have concluded that it's just too weird. It's like somebody killed a turkey and put it on her. Helio and Julianne did look fantastic during their tango—I love long, dramatic black gowns like the Julianne wore—but the turkey dress just ruined them for the night.

5. Jane Seymour and Tony Dovolani

Jane did look smashing in her sparkly gold for her cha cha cha number with Tony, but what was up with her toilet paper-inspired dress for the quickstep? Even judge Bruno was distracted by it. And it was jarring with their choice of music, Johnny Cash's "Walk the Line." I'm not sure how the look they were going for was related at all?

4. Jennie Garth and Derek Hough

Jennie and Derek are always the picture of elegance to me. I loved the gracefulness of Jennie's pale blue gown for their Viennese waltz. The fabric trailing down her back was just beautiful and added to her fabulous lines. Her lingerie inspired rhumba dress was nice too, although I was too distracted by the shirring around her waist. Do they want to make her waist look thick? Their choice of dress was generally very good, but overall, lacked that certain something.

Marie and Jonathan's choice of costume matched their performances last night, in my opinion. They knocked it out of the park with their quickstep, both in technique and in their adorable '40s style military outfits. I love the attention to detail with their matching ties Marie's hat. Their coordinating black and hot pink cha cha cha outfits did not deliver. The pink feathery boa was a little too much, and Marie's two-toned skirt and halter combo served only to cut her figure in half.

2. Cameron Mathison and Edyta Sliwinska

Even though Cameron and Edyta's performances last night were not the best, they never fail to deliver in the wardrobe department. Their ensemble for their quickstep routine was flawlessly elegant. Edyta's long red gown with above-the-elbow gloves had gorgeous color, and Cameron was the epitome of elegance. Their jive wardrobe was pure fun. What can I say? I love leg warmers.

1. Melanie Brown and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

I absolutely hated what Mel B wore for the foxtrot. Seriously, palazzo pants are not cool. But the dancing duo more than made up for that fashion faux pas with their dominatrix, mistress of the night-style paso doble garb. Yowza, that was hot. It's like Dancing with the Stars meets Catwoman. Dressed all in black and not shy about showing skin, Mel indeed lives up to her Scary Spice moniker. And Maks in leather? Can we ask for anything more?

-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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