Katy Perry in floral D&G at the Dream Foundation gala: pretty or too serious?

Katy Perry

Last night, Katy Perry was recognized by the Dream Foundation at its annual gala for her efforts to “bring awareness to the importance of lending a hand to dreams that involve children who are facing the impending loss of a parent,” which is nice, and I can’t bag on Katy for being involved with such a cause. Where her fashion sense is concerned, however, Katy is still fair game for mockery. For the gala, she wore a full-length, floral Dolce & Gabbana dress, and the effect is rather underwhelming. Granted, Katy has been attempting to project a more grown-up look these days through a series of more serious (faux-gothy) and somewhat boring gowns. I can appreciate that she’s no longer pulling the fetishy, cotton-candy gimmick with her outfit choices, but the sudden move into more mature territory is off-putting at best.

Overall, this was an appropriate look for a gala, and since there were probably children present at the event, it’s nice that Katy didn’t oversexualize herself by having her rack or butt cheeks hanging out. I don’t really like the heaviness that her new hair extentions lend to her dyed-black hair. Maybe an updo with a few loose, curled tendrils would have been prettier. Her makeup was also typically masklike, but those chunky green earrings are a nice touch and all the more reason for an updo.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy’s dress did look better in motion than it did while posing on the red carpet.

Katy Perry

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  1. I think she looks pretty! The dress is beautiful.

  2. SmokeyBlues says:

    I love this dress. It’s rawther unusual for me to love anything KP chooses to wear, so this is special. It’s just a really gorgeous, feminine, classy dress with the perfect belt to match. Home run actually.

  3. Joanna says:

    Wow, that dress is so pretty!!

  4. kaligula says:

    Feminine, dreamy, beautiful…what’s to debate. One would have to be blind to deny that she looks stunning here.

  5. lilyb says:

    Actually, I like this on her! No cutsie, costume-y (sp?) stuff for once. And although I know she must put that foundation on with a trowel, from this distance at least it looks gorgeous.

  6. truetalk says:

    love it especially the belt

  7. FassDong says:

    Is she trying to channel Waity Katy? There’s a terrible pun in there, somewhere…maybe…Cotton Candy Waity Katy?

  8. jamminatorr says:

    Its very Middleton. I also had a couch with that exact pattern in the late 90′s.

  9. Blue says:

    I think she looks great. I love that dress

  10. G says:

    I don’t care for the dress but It’s a relief to see her in something more like regular clothes, not a costume.

    Gorgeous hair.

  11. Angee says:

    Better from a distance – I love it with her skin tone. But not so good close up – I don’t know what it is, too matte?. In either case, what a beautiful girl!

  12. Samigirl says:

    I actually loooove this dress!

  13. Kim says:

    I think she looks stunning. The belt is maybe a bit much, but the dress itself is gorgeous.

  14. Mrsgarrett11 says:

    The dress is awesome and she sort of looks like a young demoi more here . U think??

  15. Mrsgarrett11 says:

    I mean Demi Moore lol iPhone auto correct

  16. hillbillyinthecorner says:

    Really lovely…..the dress …the hair….the whole presentation is lovely…I want that dress and the belt….what a change from seeing lady parts sticking out every where you look….Thank You Stylist who got it right !!!

  17. keats says:

    I kind of wish the base color of the dress wasn’t that taupey beige, but she seriously looks great.

  18. Mirella says:

    I think she looks beautiful.

  19. Michele says:

    I agree with Kaiser about the hair. She should have worn it up to showcase the earrings better. I’m happy that she’s not doing the crazy pink, blue and purple hair colors anymore. Love the dress.

  20. justalark says:

    Hair, Makeup, Gown, Earrings…I think that Katie has hit a home run with this outfit! The whole look really works for her as it melds romance, whimsy, glamor, femininity, and playfulness. For once, she is using her love for vivid color in an extremely flattering (and judicious) way!

  21. jane says:

    OMG i LOVE that dress! She looks gorgeous!

  22. Ginger says:

    Personally, I think she looks beautiful and much improved here. I’m also happy to see that she took this appearance more seriously than her others around children.

  23. Riana says:

    She looks amazing, she really pulled it together considering what type of event this was.

    Especially the hair, the earrings…the straps of the dress.

    I don’t think Katie really does the candy fetish outfits outside of areas where the focus is on her performing. She usually manages to wear some really pretty gowns for formal events.

  24. Victoria1 says:

    She looks great! Her bits are covered up, the hair is gorgeous and her makeup is appropriate. She actually pulls off classy.

  25. A Fan says:

    Very pretty outfit on her…the styling of the dress and the colours are very flattering. She looks so much better like this than in some of her other cartoon costumes.

  26. Snowpea says:

    I saw this dress at the Mail and went…


    It’s divine!

  27. JFS61 says:

    Meh. Needs to quit dying her so black, as it makes her look harder than her years.

  28. KellyinSeattle says:

    I like the dress; I’m tired of seeing everyone showing everything to everyone; this has some class, but still is sexy.

  29. skuddles says:

    Love her dress and earrings, well done Katy!

  30. chalkdustgirl says:

    Love the dress. Blends nicely with her colouring & eyes. Luv the shoulder straps and the belt, too.

  31. Cait says:

    I love Katy’s dress but her hair color is really too dark. Like to see her lighten it up a few shades.

  32. GoodCapon says:

    It looked good from afar. Up close, not so much.

  33. right says:

    The dress is quite nice. The earrings are nice as well. With her facial features, the hair was appropriate. I think she looked classy.

  34. alys says:

    Don’t really like the woman but I have to say she looks absolutely lovely. Everything works.

  35. Kristen says:

    I just want her to wear less makeup. I would be thrilled if she would just wash her face clean and apply nothing but tinted moisturizer and mascara. Thrilled.