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How to Dress Like Lady Gaga in “Alejandro”

I never need to check for Lady Gaga videos because, as soon as her videos come out, the world is captivated and it is so hard not to sense the change. If you haven’t seen the latest Lady Gaga video, please watch it right above. It’s lengthy, as most of her videos are, but definitely worth watching.

Now that you’ve watched the video, tell me, is it just me or does her clothing in this video take a much more conservative air? Monastery robes and long pants just never seemed to strike me as very “Lady Gaga”. And when she does choose to reveal some skin, no more leather bras and lingerie with studs, it’s a plain skin-colored bra and panty with solid black garters (are those even garters?).

To add on to this conservativeness, something about the whole video reminded me of communist Russia. Maybe it was the snow, the uniformity, I don’t even know! The setting in general definitely did not seem contemporary and brought me back to the mid-20th century. As usual, I will touch on the outfits in this video that struck me the most and proceed to provide some outfits related with those.

Outfit 1: The Cardinal?

In the two images above we see Lady Gaga clad in very, how should I put it, clothes closely related with religious icons. She is dressed in the traditional red and white combo in the first picture with a cross-like symbol very conveniently placed (ahem). In the second picture, she wears a robe with the same cross-like symbol on her arm. Eyebrow-raising indeed! How does one pull off such religious symbols in a day-to-day outfit? I’m not sure either, but let’s give it a shot with a tube maxi dress (robe-like) with some Gothic accessories.

Outfit 2: Nude

How convenient! One of this year’s hottest trends is nude. Nude dresses, natural makeup, etc. If by nude you thought I meant clothes-less, you are helplessly wrong, my dear. I am referring to the skin-colored trend.

Interesting how colorless Lady Gaga is in this video (after that explosion of colors we saw in “Telephone”. But change is good, for the most part, right?) When wearing the nude trend, don’t go overboard. You  don’t want to get drowned out in colorless-ness. Notice how Lady Gaga wisely adds black garters to contrast the rest of her outfit.

Outfit 3:

Sorry I don’t have a picture from the video for this one, but if you look at around 5:38, there is a picture of Lady Gaga in a very vintage jumpsuit. Reminds me of the disco age. Once again, another nice move on Lady Gaga’s part wearing the “jumpsuit/romper” way in a style unique to her. Way to go, Gaga! When imitating this outfit of hers, notice the black and white contrast and those sexy heels.

Outfit 4: And last but not least…Military Style

From the beginning to the end, we are shown outfits reminiscent of the military. Helmets and full uniforms are abundant in this video. Military has been a major trend for Fall 2009 and Lady Gaga conveniently incorporates it here. It’s pretty easy takings ome military and sticking it into your own outfit, but can you do it the Gaga way?

Tell me now. Are you Gagafied?