Unless you’re going back to school, which the celebs definitely are not, September is usually not a great month for fashion. The fact that it’s somewhere between Summer and Fall can make for some confusing outfits. The stars on this list haven’t quite mastered the transition this time around.
Ready your eyeballs for a bird dress, some dull colour palettes and one all-denim nightmare. The perpetrators this week include Jared Leto, Amanda Seyfried, Natalie Dormer and Jennifer Lawrence. We’re gonna need some new Fall/Winter collections, STAT.
We’re really confused by Jared Leto’s suit
Amanda SeyfriedIt feels like it’s been ages since we’ve seen Amanda on a red carpet, and she looks amazing. This dress, on the other hand, does not. The top shows a lot of promise, but the skirt seems to have taken its undergarment inspiration a little too literally.Getty Images
Charli XCXNot only does this dress lack the punchiness that Charli’s outfits usually have, but the top is totally off balance. The idea to make the neckline asymmetrical is a good one, but the execution doesn’t do it justice.Getty Images
Chloe SevignyChloe probably picked the best silhouette for the unexpected gush of wind on the carpet at the Venice Film Festival, but the pattern leaves a lot to be desired. From a distance the leaves just look like Cruella de Vil-like polka dots, and up close they aren’t much better. Getty Images
Coco RochaCoco’s dress looks like the victim of a sewing accident. Or perhaps she did an Alice in Wonderland size change and the proportions got messed up. It happens. If the skirt started just a handful of centimeters lower, this would look a lot less goofy.Getty Images
Diane KrugerThis is…creative! A little bit boho-chic and a little rave. Is she going to Burning Man or to a yoga retreat? Who knows? These two styles blend together about as well as oil and water. Getty Images
Frances McDormandOh geez. The Canadian tuxedo is not an easy thing to wear properly (as proud Canucks, we’d know) and poor Frances is being worn by it, not the other way around. This looks more like an outfit you wear to protect your regular clothes when you’re painting your house, not one you’d wear to the premiere of your latest film.Getty Images
Georgina CampbellThe pattern on Georgina’s gown is super cool, but it’s more suited to a more modern silhouette, and certainly not a flowy top like this. In a crisp jumpsuit or an architectural asymmetrical dress, this print would be a showstopper.Getty Images
Jared LetoPerhaps one of the reasons there was so much controversy over the design of Jared’s incarnation of The Joker was that everything The Joker wore pales in comparison to the outfits Jared wears in real life. The issue here is fit; a suit should never look like pajamas, but this one does. Getty Images
Jennifer LawrenceWe all know that J-Law loves a ballgown skirt, but usually she opts for much less depressing colours than this; all the fun of this dress is sucked out by the grey colour scheme, which is totally flattening the florals. In a cheerier colour, or at least a lighter shade, this would be a winner.Getty Images
Rebecca HallRebecca’s shoes are awesome, so there’s that, but the dress is much less fun. The shapeless velvet shift cinched at the side is honestly kind of depressing. The way to save this look would be to have a more dynamic neckline than this rectangle with a head hole.
Kirsten DunstThough the colour scheme is very different, Kirsten’s dress is suffering from the same neckline issue as Rebecca’s. In this case, a less modest line is needed, not to amp up the fun, but to balance out the tiered ruffles in the skirt.Getty Images
Kristin Scott ThomasHere’s an example of a pattern that’s a little too complex. The swirling squiggles are cool, but they’re already busy, and the stark contrast between the black and white just adds confusion. Can we see this pattern in the same colour but with a slightly different shade? No? Too bad. Getty Images
Laura DernLaura usually looks fly, but not like she might literally take flight. The feathers look like they were thrown on haphazardly, and as a result, the blue and black accents don’t mix into the outfit very nicely. This bird dress needs to be set free (and hopefully it doesn’t come back to her).Getty Images
Melanie CSporty Spice is clearly sticking to her roots here, because it looks like she could kick butt in this jumpsuit. Unfortunately, it also seems like something’s missing. Our guess: the design isn’t creative enough to stand on its own—a bold belt would be the perfect touch.Getty Images
Natalie DormerNatalie could wear a paper (or plastic) bag and look gorgeous, which is good because this suit is only slightly more interesting. The dull-coloured suit is so one-note that there’s just nothing to catch your eye.Getty Images
Poppy DelevingnePoppy is one of those style mavens who rarely dips into ready-to-wear territory, so this borderline avant-garde gown is not out of place. It would, however, be much improved by getting rid of the black accents, which look a bit like dried seaweed.Getty Images
Winnie HarlowWinnie is usually the epitome of outfit goals, but this one is not evoking the same envy. The overlay and the undergarments are competing with each other when they should be collaborating. A great help would be getting rid of the metal ring in the middle of the top.