Brooke, Carrie Ann, Alec, Edyta, Benise, Melissa, Maks, Anna, Chelsie, Tony. We're on a first-name basis with all of them. (It's a one-sided first name basis, but still.) Let's check out how they looked last night.
Edyta is feeling blue
DWTS costume designer Randall Christensen called Edyta Sliwinska "my muse." "She is one of the few dancers who kept her curves. Anything she has almost worn has been great. She wears about a 1/4 of a yard each week." This week Edyta got to dance in with her just-as-sexy husband, Alec Mazo. Her dark blue flowing outfit was almost understated, for her. They were a beautiful couple.
Brooke keeps it in check
Brooke Burke put the girls to bed behind a sleek one-shoulder black evening gown with an odd stripe down the middle. Not loving it, but not hating it. It's nice to see a touch of class out there when usually we're dealing with bazooms and maracas out the window. But maybe some color would've been nice; the show took itself so seriously, someone should've been there to remind us this is not in fact a funeral. The ponytail had a 1960s feel, like Brooke was jealous of the Austin Powers go-go girls from last week.
Carrie Ann in white
Carrie Ann Inaba looked ready for summer in a sleeveless white dress with a ruffled neckline. Very Hawaii, which is where she's from. Bonus points for picking up one of the hats from Benise's dancers and making it look perfect with the outfit.
Benise & company
Spanish guitarist Benise was rock star cool as his white-hot dancers shook it on the floor. Not every guy could pull off that shirt and that hair and still look like a manly man.
MISS Melissa & company
Maks Chmerkovskiy and Tony Dovolani kept it simple in basic black. Buttons optional. Anna Trebunskaya and Chelsie Hightower had lovely black and silver tops, but the bottom halves of their dresses looked sloppy and shredded. Melissa Etheridge went for casual, which is her style, but those black (leather?) pants were not flattering.