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Best and Worst DWTS Costumes

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 @ 11:11 AM

As I write this article, we have seen 9 weeks of “Dancing with the Stars” Season 21, with just the semi-final and finale episodes remaining. If you have been following my ‘Costume Critique’ blog each week, you have read about which costumes I have loved and which I’ve hated. 

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DWTS SEASON 21: FINALS NIGHT ONE COSTUME CRITIQUE

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 12:11 PM

It has been a fun season filled with many costumes to critique! There have been stunningly beautiful and boringly bad but, all in all, most of the costuming has been fun and fabulous. Unfortunately the finale’s opening routine, presented by the pros, was disappointing.  The men donned traditional white tail suits and the majority of the ladies were wearing one-of-a-kind, miscellaneous street apparel.  However, there was a group of women wearing black and white gowns, which made the whole look very unimpressive and not cohesive.  I was not a fan!

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DWTS SEASON 21: SEMI-FINAL COSTUME CRITIQUE

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Nov 17, 2015 @ 12:11 PM

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DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 9 COSTUME CRITIQUE

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Nov 10, 2015 @ 15:11 PM

This week of Quarter Finals at “Dancing with the Stars” was named ‘Showstopper Week’ as this was the theme of the second dance routine by the couples. Their inspiration was iconic showstopper dance routines from stage and screen.

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DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 8 COSTUME CRITIQUE

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Nov 03, 2015 @ 16:11 PM

Icon Week at “Dancing With the Stars”, with Carlos and Witney starting off the competition with a Salsa. I really liked their costumes, as they were a little different from what we have been seeing this season. And let’s face it, with the daunting job of costuming scores of dancers every week, we are bound to see some repeat looks. Carlos’ shirt was ‘cut down to there’, but it was loose – showing a different silhouette. The scattered rhinestones gave it a real ‘costume’ look – and I mean this in a good way. I loved Witney’s pink trimmed with orange, costume – the orange horsehair braid creating the stiffness on both hems of her back-ruffle skirt. The rhinestone-trimmed pink lacey-flowered bra-top and yoke/waistband area of her skirt was youthful and cute. The nude areas on her yoke/waistband added extra interest by creating more diagonal lines, rather than a simple horizontal line.

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DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 7 COSTUME CRITIQUE

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 @ 15:10 PM

This week’s “Dancing with the Stars” episode started out with a frightfully presented ‘Monster Mash’ routine with all the Stars and Pros, and was an homage to Halloween Night.

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DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 6 COSTUME CRITIQUE

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 15:10 PM

It was “Famous Dances Night” on Dancing with the Stars this week! I confess: I LOVE to watch dance and I have watched each and every iconic dance that was portrayed this week. I have watched all the classic movie musicals, all the current movie musicals and also many dance presentations during the awards shows, not to mention as many Broadway musicals as I can manage to get to. So yes, I had in my mind, all the original costumes that were worn for each of these iconic dance performances.

There were many outstanding dance performances this week, but unfortunately many of the recreated dance costumes were very lack luster. In spite of all the 10’s awarded for dancing, I gave no 10’s for costuming. My highest score was a 9 to Alek and Lindsay for their Elvis inspired costumes, and a 9 for Sharna’s green disco dress.

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DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 5 COSTUME CRITIQUE

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 @ 15:10 PM

“The (dreaded) Switch Up” happened this week, on ‘Dancing with the Stars’, with the celebrities having to learn their dances with new Pros, which was stressful for all! Some were very successful and others were not. Many 10’s were given out this week for excellent dancing and I have also scored several costumes with a 10, including guest judge, Maksim in his VERY DAPPER suit!

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DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 4 COSTUME CRITIQUE

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Oct 06, 2015 @ 16:10 PM

What was your ‘Most Memorable Year’? I’ve had an interesting life, with many memorable years, but this week, I am dwelling on my wedding, twenty five years ago to my soul mate, Pete!

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DWTS SEASON 21: WEEK 3 COSTUME CRITIQUE

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Tue, Oct 06, 2015 @ 16:10 PM

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