Miley Cyrus at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards: Valley of the Dolls Meets Desperate Housewives

Every now and then I like to get my snark on here at Reel Life With Jane. (Every now and then, Jane? How about every day? Ok, every day then).

My current target of snarkness is Miley Cyrus at the Billboard Music Awards, held at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas tonight. Look, I like a sense of style as much as the next girl, but first you have to actually have clothes on in order to have style. And Miley’s style tonight is more Valley of the Dolls meets Desperate Housewives than young starlet on her way to the top.

And forgive me if my momhood is showing, but I can’t imagine seeing my little girl at an awards show wearing something like this. Or not wearing it, as the case may be. I can’t wait to see what the crew on @e_FashionPolice have to say about this! Well, I’ll just stop there and let you guys take over.

What are your thoughts on this outfit? Does she need to put pants on? And possibly a shirt? 

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  1. JulieS Avatar

    That’s a guy’s idea of sexy — the gal just tumbled out of bed and is wearing his shirt. Save it for a pose in men’s magazine. It’s in appropriate to act out that fantasy for a public appearance.

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      Yes, good call. A friend was looking at the picture with me last night and said the exact same thing. I really hate to see Miley Cyrus heading down this path that’s so hard to return from. Just look at Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan and some of the other starlets. It’s sad.

  2. Jaime Avatar

    I wouldn’t mind the clothing, but it would be a lot better if she buttoned it up a little more.

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      And maybe put pants on.

  3. Brette Sember Avatar

    How silly. All it does is make her legs look like sticks. She is trying really hard to get people to see her as an adult star.

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      Yeah, and not the good kind of “adult star” either. 🙂

  4. Alexandra Avatar

    This outfit looks simply silly. Give me Madonna’s sense of shocking style any day over Miley Cyrus! Who designed for Madonna? Was it Gaultier?

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      Yes! Madonna brought Gaultier to the U.S. I’m with you – will take her shock fashion over this train wreck any day.

  5. Joe Donatelli Avatar

    Miley has nailed the high-end call girl look. She must have a lot of good people around her.

  6. Jennifer Margulis Avatar

    I’m so with you on this one. Way too much skin showing (and I’m not at all conservative so it takes a lot for me to get snarky about … clothes.) Wondering WHAT she has done to her face to make it look so tight and weird. It’s sad, actually, that this is what is considered beautiful in America…

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      So true, although I wonder who actually *does consider this beautiful. I can’t imagine that even the Hollywood crowd would find this appealing, though I’m far removed from that side of the country.

  7. Heather Avatar

    It looks like she grabbed whatever she could find and threw it on. I totally agree it’s got nothing to do with style. Even “Fifty Shades of Gray” exhibited more style.

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      Ha ha! I’m afraid to crack open Fifty Shades of Gray. Just seeing Miley’s getup is frightening enough.

  8. Michael Berick Avatar
    Michael Berick

    it looks like she got lost on her way to Cannes – there’s some thing about her that makes me think she’s pretending to be a French actress.

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      She does have a little bit of a Catherine Deneuve look to her, only not as classy.

  9. Living Large Avatar

    And WHAT is up with all of that eye makeup? I agree that she looks like she just tumbled out of bed and put on her man’s shirt and the look is right down to what appears to be running mascara! Ugh. I’ve wondered for a long time about her “handlers” and before she became a legal adult, what her parents were thinking.

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      It really does make you wonder about her stylists and handlers and parents. I mean, they must have SOME say in how she goes out in public – at least the ones she pays!

  10. Vera Marie Badertscher Avatar

    Okay, two buttons out of eight?
    Yeah, but you DID print the pictures and do an article about her, didn’t you? (Doesn’t matter what they say as long as they spell my name right).

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      Guilty as charged. I was lured in by the SEO gods.

  11. Rich K Avatar

    The only difference between Miley’s outfit and the people who walk around the Walmart in their pajama pants is Miley will have a picture to remember how silly she looked.

    1. Jane Boursaw Avatar

      I can’t imagine having all my fashion faux pas ingrained forever across the interwebs. Then again, I’d never go down that road Miley Cyrus is taking, so there’s that. My teens and 20s consisted of cowl-neck sweaters, wide belts, Calvin Klein jeans, moon boots, Members Only jackets and leg warmers. Oh we were stylish.

  12. Sheryl Avatar

    Well, she’s cute…but she’s not showing it here. A it too much skin, I agree. And it doesn’t even look good. It just looks overdone and wrong.

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