Tulisa wins this week"s X Factor fashion battle as Nicole fails to impress with bizarre high plaited ponytail


Tulisa gets it RIGHT (for once) as she oozes sophistication on X Factor… while Nicole Scherzinger goes wrong in a girly dress and bizarre high plaited ponytail

PUBLISHED:

21:56 GMT, 20 October 2012

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UPDATED:

22:49 GMT, 20 October 2012

It has been a tough battle week to week with Nicole Scherzinger and Tulisa fighting to be crowned the most stylish X Factor judge.

And while Nicole might have been conquering Tulisa over the past few live shows, it was the former N-Dubz star's time to shine on Saturday night's programme.

Nicole appeared to have channelled her Men In Black 3 character with her high plaited ponytail, and did little to impress her fans in a girly high-necked, long-sleeved red minidress.

Nicole vs Tulisa: The former N Dubz star seemed to have won this week's fashion battle, looking sophisticated in a demure dress

Nicole vs Tulisa: The former N Dubz star seemed to have won this week's fashion battle, looking sophisticated in a demure dress

Nicole vs Tulisa: The former N Dubz star seemed to have won this week's fashion battle

Coming out: Gary. Nicole, Tulisa and Louis stepped out onto the stage in their chose outfits as they geared up to judge the X Factor contestants

Coming out: Gary. Nicole, Tulisa and Louis stepped out onto the stage in their chose outfits as they geared up to judge the X Factor contestants

Meanwhile, Tulisa ditched her usual
urban outfits for something more sophisticated in a corseted dress,
featuring a patterned top and high-waisted black skirt detail.

She left her brunette hair loose in tumbling curls for the occasion.

On
the boys front, Louis Walsh tried something new with a polo neck
underneath his blazer, while Gary Barlow looked as dapper as ever in his
checked three-piece suit.

Nicole called upon one of Britain's most popular designers for this week's outfit.

10 points: Tulisa leaves her previous bad choices behind and looks like a lady in sophisticated dress

10 points: Tulisa leaves her previous bad choices behind and looks like a lady in sophisticated dress

Style battle: The female judges have a weekly fashion off as they try to outdo eachothers outfits

Style battle: The female judges have a weekly fashion off as they try to outdo eachothers outfits

The boys are back: Louis and Gary both looked dapper in their suits as they stepped out on the X Factor stage

The boys are back: Louis and Gary both looked dapper in their suits as they stepped out on the X Factor stage

The boys are back: Louis and Gary both looked dapper as they stepped out onto the X Factor stage

The former Pussy Cat Doll singer revealed on Twitter her short red dress was by Alexander McQueen, as she wore Kurt Geiger shoes that she teamed up with Susan Caplan jewellery.

But she seemed to have taken her beauty cues from her character in Men in Black 3, where she played 'Boris's girlfriend' and displayed a range of bizarre hairstyles.

However, on the X Factor the bizarre hair failed to impress viewers, who preferred Tulisa's classic look this time.

Losing out: Nicole channeled her Men in Black 3 character when it came to her hairstyle, sporting a futuristic ponytail

Losing out: Nicole channeled her Men in Black 3 character when it came to her hairstyle, sporting a futuristic ponytail

'I don't know either': The X Factor mentor looked a little confused by her style choice herself

'I don't know either': The X Factor mentor looked a little confused by her style choice herself

'I don't know either': The X Factor mentor looked a little confused by her style choice herself

The two judges have been in a fashion show off since the beginning of the live shows, as both try to impress their fans with their extreme style choices.

But despite their varying fashion sense, the two appeared to have been getting along fine on the show.

Nicole mentors the boys this time, as Tulisa has been looking after the girls category.

Boris's girlfriend: Nicole also sported a series of weird hairstyles in Men in Black 3

Boris's girlfriend: Nicole also sported a series of weird hairstyles in Men in Black 3