Who knows why celebs do what they do, but at least we can learn from their mistakes. (In fashion, at least.) Here are the worst looks of the week and how to fix ‘em.
Stars who sacrificed style for comfort (and failed miserably)
Jennifer Love HewittI'm not sure why an oddly shaped bra outline is drawn in rhinestones atop this awkward jumpsuit, but I must say, the artful addition is far from elegant. While the sparkle is distracting, it's not enough to detract from the unflattering fit of this getup.Getty Images
The fix: A bold bustier jumpsuitHold your head up high and keep everything in its rightful place with this slick bustier-style jumpsuit by Playing with Fire. The pleated hip makes for a roomier suit, while the crisp strapless neckline would have framed Jennifer's face and decolletage so much better than the sloppy suit she actually wore.
Azealia BanksAzealia is clearly going for a cute, boho look here, but instead she looks like she’s headed to a baptism and decided to play twinsies with the baby. This look is not the slightest bit street-chic, and veers on the side of weird. And not in a good way.Getty Images
The fix: Get rid of those rufflesThis crisp sundress by Olive and Oak has that slightly frou-frou, bohemian style Azealia was looking for but without the over-the-top ruffles. Far more hip, and far more grown-up. bloomingdales.com
Elle FanningElle fanning looks adorable in her workout gear, but the skinny straps on her bra-top aren’t giving the girls an ounce of support, and those pants are digging into her waist. Ouch! Getty Images
The fix: Some comfy cutenessThis outfit by Icebreaker Merino was designed to be comfy. The brand’s Sprite Racerback Bra, Rush ¾ Tights, and Quantum Cap look cute together and would keep Elle’s twins in place and never dig in. Plus, although it’s wool, the fabric is actually softer and cooler than typical poly/lycra blends.Icebreakermerino.com
Jessie JSummer leather is an awesome trend if it’s done right, but Jessie J’s odd jodhpur-style semi-suffocating black leather overalls look is just a hot summer day’s worst nightmare. And the silhouette of the overalls isn’t the most flattering on the star.Getty Images
The fix: Leather culottes that breatheWhistles makes a great alternative option that still amps up the edginess of an outfit with leather. These culottes are airy, kind of like a dress would be, and the chest placket is smaller than usual, so that’s a lot less hot leather to stick to. Shopbop.com
Kristen SchaalFunny girl Kristen Schaal isn’t doing her body justice in this puffy, baggy outfit. The waistline is weird, the buttons are too distracting, and the polka dots are competing with her necklace.Getty Images
The fix: Fit and funA fun girl deserves a fun outfit! This brightly coloured dress by Peter Pilotto is so up Kristen’s alley. Plus, it would have cinched her waist, bared her arms, and her golden boyish oxfords would have been the perfect contrast to a superb look.Net-a-porter.com