We were so distracted by the fabulous outfits at the Grammys that we almost missed these disasters. This week’s worst celeb looks basically fell into two categories: they were either over the top or totally half-baked.
Vivienne Westwood, for example, appeared to have swaddled herself in some sort of wool blanket. Christina Hendricks dabbled in (we can’t believe we’re about to write this) a failed Alexander McQueen design. This figurative roller coaster is way scarier than any of the real ones we’ve been on.
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The bold and the boring: this week’s worst celeb looks
Vivienne WestwoodWe give a lot of passes to the designers and creative directors of the fashion world, because their style is often way more off the wall than their designs, but today we’re revoking Vivienne Westwood’s. The issue here is the sweater thing, and why she’s treating it like a pocket.Getty Images
Taylor HillThe idea behind this dress is something we can support — it’s sleek and simple and shows off Taylor’s model good looks and long legs. However, the silver detail takes the emphasis off her body and makes her look triangular. Getty Images
Molly GoddardThis would be a great look on Suri Cruise, Blue Ivy, or North West. What we’re saying is that this would look great on a child, but not an adult. Goddard’s designs usually update juvenile trends like babydoll dresses, but this look lacks the “update” part.Getty Images
Mary Elizabeth EllisAs we all know, it’s always sunny in Philadelphia, so maybe Mary Elizabeth Ellis, who plays “The Waitress” on the show, thought she’d be more comfortable taking the sun with her to this premiere in California. Too much shine, and another classic case of the dress wearing the girl.Getty Images
Maggie GyllenhaalWe really like the simple sophisticated dress Maggie’s wearing to judge films at the Berlinale International Film Fest, but the jacket is throwing us off. The first sin is that the coat is way too matchy-matchy. The second is that it’s real boring.Getty Images
Jillian BellThis colour and pattern looks amazing on Jillian, but we take issue with the predictability of this number. The neckline and sleeve situation is very princess, and the hi-lo hemline has already been done to death. We want more from Jillian. Getty Images
Inas XTrue, this is a standout look. But not all press is good press. This catsuit is just like the Fifty Shades of Grey series; it’s trying so hard to be sexy that it actually isn’t at all. If she lost the sheer bits, closed up the scoop neck and threw on a statement coat, we may bite.Getty Images
Heloise LetissierAt the Elle Style Awards we expect to see, well, style. This look is definitely a style… of some sort… but it isn’t a good one and definitely shouldn’t get any awards. What inspired this? Ronald McDonald? The X-Men? Getty Images
Hannah HoekstraThis Dutch actress loves to wear bold pantsuit looks on red carpets, and we love that she has such a signature style. But we are not fans of these velvet bell bottoms, especially with the belt thing. The subtle glitter of the top has potential, but it’s not enough to save this look.Getty Images
Edith BowmanThis Scottish radio DJ gets to chat with our favorite stars all day and get paid for it, which makes us super jealous. We’re hoping she starts asking them for fashion tips, because this dress is the opposite of cool. It’s like someone’s first sewing project. And so shiny!Getty Images
Christina HendricksLet it be known, we do believe that 90% of the time, Alexander McQueen can do no wrong. This falls into that small 10% margin. We feel like the details of the design are so overwhelming that we lose Christina in the dress, and honestly, didn’t even notice the boob window.Getty Images
Ashley GreeneThis dress oozes sophistication. But the stripe down the middle makes less sense than a Trump Tweet. Instead of enhancing the look, it visually splits her in half—but we’re not at all divided about this look. Ditch it. Getty Images
Antonique SmithThis outfit is kind of cool, and unlike anything else we saw this week, but the volume of the peplum makes this look proportionally top heavy. Also, how many accessories is too many? This many. We’d lose the chain necklace, dangly earrings, and/or fake flower bracelet.Getty Images
Alice DellalAs a model and heir to a billion-dollar fortune, Alice should know better than this. A pleather skirt can easily lean towards cheap if not paired with sophisticated items, so with a braided side pony, tie-front crop top and shoes with clear platforms, the skirt never had a chance.Getty Images