It appears as though InStyle‘s newly overhauled masthead is here to stay, after first being introduced on its November cover with Taylor Swift. Ariana Grande stars on the magazine’s December cover and stays true to herself by sporting her signature hairstyle and giving us a good left side face profile. Giampaolo Sgura (who has become an InStyle regular) photographed the “Break Free” singer wearing a show-stopping Prabal Gurung gown.
Members of our forums are still not on board with the masthead. “Their new logo is really terrible… InStyle covers lost ‘soul,'” proclaimed GlamorousBoy.
“Yeah it’s odd, every time I get my new issue I think it’s one of those special makeover issues with the very basic masthead and white background,” replied SallyAlbright in agreement.
HandbagQueen wasn’t impressed with the cover as a whole and posted, “Ick. Any ‘actress’ or ‘musician’ could have done this exact photo. Wonder why they chose her?”
Also complaining was Benn98: “So this month UK & US have the same poses, because again I fail to see the dress. Don’t care for this girl and her one-trick-pony look, actually I’m glad she’s so underused. At least it looks appropriate for December.”
Does the fact that Ariana is a “rumored” diva cloud our judgment of the cover? Ariana discusses the gossip inside the issue, which is available on newsstands November 14.
See inside our InStyle thread here and share your own opinion.