Guess Who? Jessie J Gets A Much Needed Make-Under
Last year, we asked one very simple question: Is Jessie J really that stylish or is she a hot mess?
When the now 24-year-old singer burst onto the scene, her outlandish look was one that rivaled Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and even Rhanna. But as her star continued to rise and her level of fame mounted, her taste level, it seemed, was in a state of constant decline.
Thankfully, we weren’t the only ones to notice. The British pop star recently decided that her cartoonish looks needed a total revamping. “I started to look like a cartoon character with the fringe and the catsuits,” Jessie J told Grazia. “Yes, I want to change and mix it up. I want to change my hair, change my style.”
To accomplish her much needed make-under, the judge on the UK version of The Voice ditched her longtime celebrity stylist Karl Willet and hired Cobbie Yates, the brother of The Voice host Reggie Yates.
“Jessie has worked with Karl for a long time, but she decided it’s time for a change and she gave him the elbow,” a source told The Daily Mirror. “They used to work really well together—Jessie even wanted Karl to dress her contestants on The Voice at one point, because she wasn’t happy with the style team on the show. But, now, they’ve gone their separate ways.”
The result? A stunning Jessie J emerged on the red carpet at the Jessie J Live In London concert at The Roundhouse in Camden looking virtually unrecognizable in a gorgeous gold metallic Vivienne Westwood frock, strappy sandals and long, flowing tresses that replaced her usual angular bob.
Check out the star’s subdued new look above and some of her past (frightening) fashion choices below. Which Jessie J do you prefer?