Dancing with the Stars: Shawn Johnson + Ruffles = Very Bad
The quality of dancing was absolutely stellar (well, for the most part) on Dancing with the Stars, but there’s more to Dancing with the Stars than, well, dance. There’s the whole production of it: the music, the costumes, the awkward conversations with Samantha Harris backstage.

Today, I will focus on the costumes. I have carefully selected what I think are the best and worst costumes from Monday night.

Best Costume: Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough always looks so beautifully put together, coiffed and made up. I don’t think I have ever seen her in a gown that doesn’t look simply amazing on her. This week, she opted to wear a flowy pink gown that perfectly matched the romantic mood of the Viennese waltz. She and Chuck Wicks looked like they stepped out of a fairytale.

Worst: Cheryl Burke and Shawn Johnson (tied)

Let’s start with Shawn Johnson. I’m going to put all the blame for the travesty that is this dress squarely on Mark Ballas. (I believe the professional dancer of the partnership has the most say in what the dancers wear every week.) Maybe it was because Mark popped a woody onstage last week, so he wanted to dress up Shawn like a dowdy old lady to ensure that things stay up, um, still down there.

The deep V cut of the halter dress is nice, but Shawn’s whole look is completely ruined with the cascade of ruffles covering her boobs, and her hairstylist should give up his cosmetology license immediately. Way to make it look weird and flat.

Moving on to Cheryl Burke. Cheryl is a gorgeous, gorgeous woman, but sometimes, she doesn’t have that keen of an eye for fashion. The body-hugging white top with black print completely hides her amazing figure and makes her torso look too long. I would have enjoyed her look much more if she had some color somewhere, but tere was not the tiniest splash of color in her drab black and white affair.

-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
(Images courtesy of ABC)