The judges and the contestants are jumping on the trend

Never mind a sing off, it was more like a skate off on The X Factor last weekend.

Judges Tulisa Contostavlos and Nicole Scherzinger both opted for full-skirted dresses.

Tulisa went for a gothic strapless style from Milly while Nicole made a statement in a red mini from Alexander McQueen.

And it wasnt just the judges. Hot favourite Ella Henderson was in a gold and black metallic skater dress on Sunday nights results show.

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Anna Woodham