And it wasn’t just her outfit that was new, as the new judges line-up – albeit temporary was unveiled in Glasgow.
Joining established judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Cheryl was former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell – who is stepping in for popular judge Dannii Minogue while she prepares to give birth to her first child.
Hoping to make a stylish impression on first day of the seventh series, Cole teamed her Pink Label for Charlotte Olympia dress, £325, with a £1,035 pair of Christian Louboutin lizard and python platform sandals.
While the 26-year-old arrived in Scotland today, judges Cowell, Walsh and Halliwell spent the night in the prestigious five star Hotel Du Vin.
Former Spice Girl Halliwell, 37, looked dressed down as she checked into the hotel wearing a pair of distressed jeans, baggy jumper and old boots.