X FACTOR USA: Cheryl Cole opts for simple yet chic look in trusty LBD at X Factor auditions


X FACTOR USA: Cheryl Cole opts for simple yet chic look in trusty LBD at X Factor auditions

Back to style basics: Cheryl Cole opts for simple yet chic look in trusty LBD at X Factor auditions

3:08 PM on 22nd May 2011

She has stepped out in a number of different statement styles during her first few weeks as a judge on the X Factor USA but yesterday Cheryl Cole kept things simple in the style stakes.

The Geordie singer,27, arrived at the Sears Centre in a subtle yet chic little black dress which she had teamed with a pair of elegant black heels.

The asymmetrical dress, which nipped in Cheryl’s small waist, also boasted a fishtail skirt.

Back to black: Cheryl Cole kept her style simple yesterday in a LBD which she teamed with a pair of simple black heels

Back to black: Cheryl Cole kept her style simple yesterday in a LBD which she teamed with a pair of simple black Christian Louboutin heels

The Fight for This Love singer also played it safe with her hair wearing her locks down in a side parting, without the volume seen on the first day of her new job.

While Cheryl looked elegant in the outfit many fans could be left unimpressed with the look, as the singer is known for experimenting with her style.

As she arrived at the Habemus Papam screening in Cannes last week Cheryl wowed in a white Stephane Rolland gown, featuring a deep and daring plunging neckline.

Subtle yet chic: The dress nipped in the singerSubtle yet chic: The dress nipped in the singer

Subtle yet chic: The dress nipped in the singer”s waist and the fishtail shirt gave an air of ladylike elegance while Cheryl wore her hair loose around her shoulders

The singer teamed the looking with dark makeup consisting of smokey eyes and burgundy lipsslicking her hair back into a eat pony tail.

At the start of the month Cheryl had commentators divided over her look at the first day of the X Factor auditions where she took on the colour blocking trend in Oscar De La Renta and DVF also stepping out with huge hair.

Statement style: Last week Cheryl wowed in Cannes on the red carpet for Habemus Paparn in a Stephane Rolland gown

Statement style: Last week Cheryl wowed in Cannes on the red carpet for Habemus Paparn in a Stephane Rolland gown

Cheryl has moved into a 2.2 million Beverly Hills apartment a stone’s throw from her friend Derek Hough’s home.

However friends of the singer have ruled out a romance between the two despite their close proximity.

‘Cheryl values Derek as a friend but she doesn’t want any more than that,’ says a source. ‘It’s hit Derek quite hard as he hoped her move to LA would allow their friendship to develop into a proper relationship.

Spot on or off the mark Cheryl has been seen in a cute spotted outfit and a bright and bold colour blocking look while performing her judging dutiesSpot on or off the mark Cheryl has been seen in a cute spotted outfit and a bright and bold colour blocking look while performing her judging duties

Spot on or off the mark Cheryl has been seen in a cute spotted outfit and a bright and bold colour blocking look while performing her judging duties

Red hot: Cheryl and fellow X Factor USA judge Paula Abdul opted for red tones at the FOX Upfront presentation in New York in March

Red hot: Cheryl and fellow X Factor USA judge Paula Abdul opted for red tones at the FOX Upfront presentation in New York in March

‘Derek was there for Cheryl last year and she adores him, but for now work comes first. Besides, she has said next time round she wants a man and not a boy.’

While Cheryl, 27, focuses on winning over the Americans, Simon Cowell has been quietly advising her.

Meanwhile, old friend and Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am hosted a party to support the Geordie singer, while stylist Victoria Adcock has helped Cheryl wow Hollywood with a new wardrobe.

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