Either Jennifer Hudson's album team was working from a low budget or she's just a fashionista who likes a bargain. The dress for her album's cover only cost $36.00! How's that for a steal?
She (or her stylist) bought the tight, sparkling mini dress at American Apparel. You can find the same one for sale here.
You know, that only goes to show that when you have actual talent, you don't need millions of dollars worth of lighting, hair, makeup and a major designer label wardrobe for a photo shoot to sell albums.
The over-airbrushing of Jennifer's picture is a little unnecessary though. She looks great as is. There's no need to Photoshop her down to a head on a stick.