Hilary Duff Covers 'Cosmo' But It's A Little Off

Hilary Duff continues her career resurgence, although her personal life has taken a hit (she filed for divorce from Mike Comrie a year after separating from the ex-hockey player). Hilary Duff covers the April issue of Cosmpolitan in short shorts and a cropped leather jacket, and, well, it's a little off. The cover image, which leaked early along with the accompany feature, is a bit odd. Duff looks gorgeous, of course, but and her ill-fitting top doesn't totally do her justice.

The actress/singer is super stylish, and a Cosmo cover is a huge deal for any starlet, especially one mounting a comeback. But the former Lizzie McGuire looks pouty and playful... and a bit confused. A leather jacket with shorts is a fine early spring combo, but the jacket has a strange open neckline that crushes Duff's cleavage.

It's not like the jacket is too tight and she is stuffed into it; it's more like the cut is just... strange. An off-the-shoulder, cropped, glossy black leather jacket that basically serves as a shirt? There's too much going on with that and maybe that's why Duff is bent over and has a "WTF?!" facial expression on her face. I can't imagine there is a built-in bra providing support.

Duff has a fantastic body and such a trendy sense of style, but this outfit isn't doing her any favors. It's not her best cover by any means. Hil is so, so much better than this and there are so many other leather jacket options. The stylist could've paired the jacket with a black pencil skirt, perhaps? The Daisy Dukes are fine, just not with this top.

It doesn't look comfortable and one boob appears squished. A better example of a celeb wearing a leather jacket on a major mag cover? How about Nicki Minaj for ELLE?

Her Minajesty rocked it with the cut-outs and cleavage.

Rihanna wore nothing else but a cropped leather jacket for GQ!

So, yeah, there are many ways to own a leather jacket on a mag cover. Duff's cover would have been markedly improved with a better jacket. Perhaps a hooded bomber? Next time!

Images: Fashion Scans (1); ELLE (1); GQ (1)