In addition to the films and the accolades, the Oscars have a long, illustrious history as a place where questionable celebrity fashion goes to die. While assembling our Academy Awards fashion flops list, we realized that, sure, there are always going to be standbys like Cher or Nicole Kidman who reach for the stars, only to land on the Worst-Dressed List. More surprising, however, are the normally smoking-hot stars who somehow manage to biff it super hard on the red carpet. Scarlett Johansson? Kate Winslet? Natalie Portman? Were your stylists out sick … forever? We also discovered that 2004 was an inexplicably terrible year for Oscars gowns. We have no idea why. Don’t take our word for it, though; check out our gallery of worst Oscars looks ever, and tell us which outfit makes you cringe the most.
Rihanna is on everybody’s lips today over her numerous new collabos with Chris Brown, but we’d rather talk about what’s on Rihanna’s lips instead. And what’s on her head. And what’s on her body. We appreciate RiRi’s continued dedication to not giving a rat’s tiny behind what other people think of her, but she is straight up wearing a gigantic hooded sweatshirt Snuggie and pumps on her way to The BRIT Awards 2012 in London. Did she have the word “Rich” embroidered on the front specifically to remind us why she can get away with wearing this ensemble outside? Maybe Rihanna could care a little bit. Either that, or she should just go for broke and slip into a Forever Lazy. All we need is one celebrity to get on board, and we’ll start wearing ours as a power suit.
Shy’m, we just wanted to sit down and briefly discuss your NRJ Awards dress, okay? Actually, could you not stand directly facing us? Great. We’ll admit, the bottom of the dress you wore on Saturday in Cannes was the start of a flawless Grecian goddess gown. You’re gorgeous, you’re French, you sing R&B: it’s hard for you not to knock a red carpet look out of the park. But the top…?
We’ll just say it: the top of your frock looks like a spun sugar corset embedded with fiberglass. Or Yeti hair. Why did you hire a Yeti to make your spun sugar corset, Shy’m? And why did he spend so much time on the abs section? We also wanted to touch on how your name sounds like you borrowed it from a minor Kristen Wiig character in an SNL sketch (possibly Deep House Dish?) but we just do not have the time. Here, borrow our jacket. Your top is also…sort of see-through. You knew that? Oh, Shy’m. Shy’m. No.
January Jones treated her lower torso to some billowing electric blue pajama pants last night while visiting Fogo de Chao in West Hollywood for her 33rd birthday. Maybe it’s just us, but the Mad Men star’s outfit looks like it’s business on top, Hammer Time on bottom. While January’s cardigan says, “I’m a go-getter with a knack for office management,” her pants scream, “I should be dancing through a puddle behind Heavy D in the “Now That We Found Love” video.” Are we just being jealous of how comfortable January’s legs must be in all that fabric, or are those things truly as eye-searing as we think they are?
2011 brought along with it a host of new fashion trends, from long-sleeved gowns to daytime sequins to the ever-unfortunate mullet dress. The biggest trend of all, however, seems to have been stars looking like a volcanically hot mess. Yes, like a single strand of pearls or a little black dress, celebrities sashaying down the red carpet in cringe-inducing couture never gets old. After all, these are people who all have stylists. Who they pay real money. To make them look good. We know.
Bruce Willis is strapping on his chest holster as we speak. And Demi? She’s still got that lean muscle mass from G.I. Jane. We assume they’re both currently running Terminator 2 style to the headquarters of fashion site StyleLikeU, now that Scout Willis has posed pantsless for a new artsy-fartsy video. Emphasis on the fartsy.
In case baring her butt wasn’t enough scandal to besmirch the Moore-Willis family name, Scout also penned the text accompanying the black-and-white film. “As I slammed the door to the way of life I had become conditioned to after twenty years of inundation and repression in the form of my childhood home I let out the most primal of screams,” she writes on the StyleLikeU site. “And with this scream the most sudden release of the maddening mantras of an upbringing I had yet to face the horrors of.” Ah, but could those horrors possibly be worse than spending Christmas with your family after the entire world has seen your naked bottom? Could it?
Harajuku Barbie. Roman. Martha Zolanski. Rosa (for a hot second). Nicki Minaj has almost as many alter egos as she has skin-tight pants and Marge Simpson wigs. Of course, what better way to show off all the personae that make up Nicki Minaj than with an ever-rotating wardrobe of neon catsuits and stuffed animal accessories? In addition to bringing us some of the most amazing beats in recent memory, Nicki never fails to be a sugary jolt of eye candy on every single red carpet she hits. In celebration of the Queen’s birthday today, please enjoy all this candy…for your eyes! Also, don’t miss Nicki’s Top 29 Most Bootylicious Looks.
Britney Spears is turning the big 3-0 tomorrow, and in honor of her birth we decided to look back on her most insane, over-the-top and confounding fashion choices.Â The woman has never been boring, and we think that is an achievement worth celebrating. Even if it does sometimes get … out of hand. On a related note, we apologize ahead of time for any retinal scarring these photos might produce.
Based on the Britney Spears photos we turned up, we’re going to go ahead and say the years 1999 to 2004 were basically a wash, fashion-wise. Combine trends like metallics, fedoras, one-sleeved numbers, over-tanning and the lightest, softest denim known to man, and you get … well, we’ll let Britney show you.
Jessica Simpson is out to make the world a slightly less orange place for her unborn child. “There are a lot of things Iâ€™ve worn and look back on and think, ‘Oh, my,’” Simpson told People. “When it comes to beauty, I think a big misconception is the tanner you are, the more beautiful you are. Itâ€™s not always true. I look back on a lot of pictures where Iâ€™m really tan, and Iâ€™m like, ‘Whoa!’” Believe us, Jess, we had the exact same reaction when we saw how many famous people overdo the bronzer in the extreme. While Jessica has gotten noticeably less carrot-colored in recent months, let’s take a look at other celebs, from Christina Aguilera to Snooki to Hugh Jackman, who still need to step away from the tanning bed.
Maybe we’re flattering ourselves here (OK, we definitely are), but part of us would like to think that Lady Gaga‘s most recent hat selection, made while visiting the ITV Studios in London today, was a direct response to us pointing out Lady Gaga’s most normal fashion choices. Maybe she just needed the wake-up call. The only question is, whom did she call to get an emergency hot-pink sperm-shaped fascinator made overnight? Especially one that tall?