DWTS “Who Wore it Better?” – The Pre-Season 15 All-Star Edition, Part I!

This season, we opted to do things¬†a bit differently – as we have with just about every other regular feature we do each season, since the format is a bit wacky, to say the least ūüėõ First, we’ve divided WWIB into two parts – mainly to accomodate the fact that Kirstie & Maks’ and the 13th couple’s (who we now know to be Sabrina & Louis) promo photos have yet to be released, but also to buy us some time for the labor-intensive task of finding good pictures for some of these :-) Secondly, we’ve included the couples’ promo photos from their original seasons for comparison as well.¬†¬†But as always, we’ve offered up our¬†usual¬†snark commentary on each of the costumes, for your enjoyment ūüėé

Battle of the turquoise & black lace corset dress/Kelly & Alec vs. Kelly & Val:¬† Kelly & Alec’s season 1 promo pic vs. Kelly & Val’s season 15 promo pic vs. Edyta in the season 9 pro tango demo

Courtney: The Iceman cometh! Wow, even Alec’s promo pic screams “I have no emotions” to me.¬† And while Kelly is a bit better, I still wish she’d actually smile in her promo pics – the whole “smoldery non-smile” she¬†does just seems like she’s trying too hard to me.¬† And I’m probably the only one that feels this way, judging from some of¬†everyone’s initial comments on the promo photos, but I’m not really all that wild about Kelly & Val’s pic…you’ll see I’m not much of a fan of the couples that went the “smoldery” route with their promo pix.¬† As for the costume itself – gotta go with Edyta on this one.¬† Granted, it’s hard to hold a candle to Edyta in pretty much ANY costume, but I think I like it better with a lace skirt, as opposed to a fringed one.¬† And while I was cursing under my breath while putting this edition together about how BAD some of the costumes have gotten since Randall left, I thank my lucky stars we’re not still stuck with Designs to Shine, who costumed the first season. Can we say “tacky”? ūüėĮ

Heidi:¬†Val sez, “You…are sooo sexy.” To which Kelly sez, “You are sexy, but I am sleeping with my cousin’s best friend’s husband’s brother and am simply toying with you as a cover to hide our true looove….” That is my long winded way of saying, Kelly is a soap actress…they only do¬†smolder. ¬†Sometimes well, sometimes not – and Val is a huge step up from Alec in terms of emotion and Kelly has evolved to smoldering with her mouth *closed*. :-) The dress you ask? I go with Edyta sans fishnets. ¬†Although I think it’s cuter in the shorter length.

The verdict: Just say no to soap opera smolder.  Read more..