Miley Cyrus’s Shocking Jacket Dress: Trendsetter or Wardrobe Malfunction?

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Jackets as dresses? It’s been done since immemorial (also just recently — check out Rihanna), but wearing a jacket as a dress is still considered very risqué.

Miley Cyrus made headlines and probably angered some conservative groups with her outfit at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards on May 20. She wore a Jean Paul Gaultier jacket as a dress and Christian Louboutin heels.

At the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Miley Cyrus donned a Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2012 RTW crepe tuxedo jacket, paired with Christian Louboutin Armadillo Bride 120mm heels and accessorized with a Jacquie Aiche double bone diamond horn necklaceAt the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Miley Cyrus donned a Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2012 RTW crepe tuxedo jacket, paired with Christian Louboutin Armadillo Bride 120mm heels and accessorized with a Jacquie Aiche double bone diamond horn necklace (Credit: Judy Eddy / WENN / DJDM)

This isn’t one of Miley Cyrus’ best looks, as that hair is a little bit too big, and that double-breasted jacket needs to be tailored.

But her makeup and her Pilates-toned body are very much on point. When else is Miley going to wear something like this but during the prime of her youth, right?

Miley Cyrus sported a Jean Paul Gaultier blazer as a dress at the 2012 Billboard Music AwardsMiley Cyrus sported a Jean Paul Gaultier blazer as a dress at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 20, 2012 (Credit: Judy Eddy / WENN / DJDM)

We still think moving around in Miley’s Jean Paul Gaultier jacket/dress would be uncomfortable, seeing how it’s so short. Our favorite version of the tux dress remains to be this one from Rachel Zoe:

This wool tuxedo dress features satin trim and a notched collar. 4-button closure at double-breasted detail.Rachel Zoe “Cameron” Tux Dress, $495.00

Rachel Zoe’s wool tuxedo dress features satin trim and a notched collar—4-button closure at double-breasted detail.

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