Fashion Faceoff: Nicole vs. Ellen

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Ladies and gents, we've got a gold-star battle on our hands! Proving that classics never go out of style, Nicole Richie and Ellen Pompeo both wore the same sequined Winter Kate "Nicole" mini to events one year apart in Las Vegas. Question is ... who wore it better?

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Joel Madden's new bride Nicole Richie first donned the gown of her own design way back on December 31, 2009, for a New Year's Eve bash at TAO in Vegas to ring in 2010. The mom of two paired her long-sleeved frock with black opaque tights and YSL pumps. Blunt bangs and a loose, wavy 'do completed her look.

An entire year later, "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo chose the exact same gown to celebrate the opening of the Marquee nightclub at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas on December 30, 2010. Pompeo also chose to accessorize her frock with black tights and pumps, though she opted for an updo to accompany her heavy, blunt bangs.

Both ladies look great in the sparkly shift that's perfectly suited for a night out in Sin City, however, the designer of the gown -- Nicole Richie -- really owns the look. Though she's tiny, she manages to give the dress body and shape, whereas it hangs on Pompeo in a slightly less flattering fashion. Today, Mrs. Madden gets my vote.


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