Cheryl Cole: Saturday night style icon
There’s something very fashionable about staying in on a Saturday night at the moment. This has a lot to do with the fact that singer, songwriter, model and recognised style icon Cheryl Cole is on hand to brighten up our TV screens with her stunning smile and winning wardrobe. From false lashes and red hair dye to bondage tights, this sexy singer knows a thing or two about setting the trends. Only last week, Selfridges sold out of its £32 Wolford Bondage tights and has since been inundated with orders after she performed her latest track on The X Factor.
It seems everyone – from teenagers to yummy mummies – is scouring the shops for their piece of Cheryl’s hot style.So important is the Cheryl look, we’ve seen her featured on the cover of British Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar, and watched as she has picked up a whole swath of ‘best dressed’ awards. She is also rumoured to have around 18 stylists to help her put the look together, which (if true) reveals just how committed she is to getting her style right. So what is it about this pop star that makes us all rush out and buy tights that we may never have occasion to wear? The answer, as evidenced by Vogue.com’s recent style file – which profiles her latest looks – is that we not only like everything she stands for, but we also like all the varied outfits she chooses to stand in.
I say varied, because it’s easier to list the labels Cheryl hasn’t stepped out in. It would be fair to say she has a preference for Alexander McQueen T-shirts – which she wears with skinny fitting jeans – Nicholas Kirkwood, YSL and made-to-measure Rupert Sanderson shoes, de Grisogono and Stephen Webster jewellery and figure-hugging clothes, which work well with her small but curvy frame. But, if you looked through her wardrobe, you’d also find short David Koma, Versace, Richard Nicoll and Sass & Bide dresses, long Stephane Rolland, Azzaro and Zuhair Murad gowns, red skinny Citizens of Humanity jeans and leather Balmain jackets – to name but a few.
Whether she’s on the stage or at the airport, Cheryl knows how to make an impression. I love the one-shoulder Herve Leger dress she wore on the Danish version of The X Factor – which she teamed with another Cole favourite: Louboutin heels.
I love it when she wears edgy short statement dresses, especially the black Sass & Bide dress – with lace detail on the sleeves – which she selected for an appearance on Le Grand Journal.
And I even love the Beatrice Boyle dress she wore on route to LA over LnA leggings with a Be & D studded bag.
If I had to choose just one defining Cheryl outfit, however, I’d opt for the bespoke Stephane Rolland gold and black dress she wore for a results show. It was short at the front and long at the back, giving her both a young, edgy look and the chance to show off those wonderfully toned legs.
With her daring outfits and sexy style, Cheryl has turned one of the nation’s favourite talent shows into a catwalk runway. And, as someone who likes tuning in for her fashion update, she certainly gets my vote.