Rarely do you ever see the great Naomi Campbell make a style blunder, but this is one for the books. Specifically, the books that document terrible fashion choices. It’s trying to be cutting edge and sophisticated, but it’s being pulled in different directions and ends up looking like a Halloween costume. This wasn’t a Halloween thing, was it?
Naomi should go back to wearing deceptively simple fashions that let her be the star of the show, because she doesn’t need something this extra. Check out the entire look as well as 16 more style missteps that your favorite celebs are probably going to regret in hindsight.
What on earth is Naomi Campbell wearing?
Chelsea HandlerThe way this ruffle zig-zags across Chelsea’s dress looks like the way a child draws a Christmas tree. Without all this ruffle nonsense the dress would still be interesting enough, and would look like it was slapped together at the last minute.Getty Images
Cheryl HinesThis classic silhouette looks great on Cheryl, but the overall effect is boring. If Cheryl really wanted to double down on this timeless glamour, she would wear a statement necklace instead of those earrings to capitalise on the neckline and give the look a point of contrast.Getty Images
Naomi CampbellNaomi can pull nearly anything off. Nearly. This hybrid suit/jumpsuit/dress thing is trying to do everything, and it’s stretching itself too thin. The top of this outfit is divine, so the best fix would be to make the legs the same and either commit to pants or a skirt, not this half-and-half.Getty Images
Claire FoyThe length of Claire’s dress makes her legs look practically non-existent. Even more troubling is her hairstyle, which looks a bit like a bad wig. Other than that, the design of the dress is actually pretty cool, and the top is really flattering.Getty Images
Elle KingThis outfit is attention-getting, but not in a good way. The dress and boots hint at a mod look, which would be great if it wasn’t done in so many shades. The fur jacket is also too much as an accessory to an already colorful look.Getty Images
Eva LongoriaEva looks amazing, and the cut of this dress is perfect for her, but what’s going on with those red flaps? They are so stiff and angular that they clash hard with the romantic and soft dress they’re attached to. All that’s needed to fix this faux-pas is a pair of scissors.Getty Images
Greta GerwigThe Frances Ha and Mistress America actress might be the toast of every film fest, but in this dress it looks more like she’s about to chow down on some toast in the park. She’s already wearing the picnic blanket, after all.Getty Images
Gwyneth PaltrowSince there’s no way her stylist overestimated Gwyneth’s size this much, one must assume that Gwyneth is actually wearing this waaaay-too-big jacket on purpose. There’s a certain threshold at which oversized stuff starts looking goofy, and she’s crossed it this time.Getty Images
Joan SmallsHey Joan, what’s the point of wearing a dress with the top cut out if you’re just going to wear a bikini in the same fabric underneath? There is none? Got it. At this point she might as well just wear a dress with some artful cut outs instead.Getty Images
Kate BosworthKate shines when she’s able to make simple designs look super elegant, as she is here. You probably noticed the one element that ruins this outfit though. Let’s play I Spy. I spy something yellow that makes Kate look like she’s just won a prize at the local fall fair.Getty Images
Kathryn HahnKathryn’s velvet skirt is also a little too heavy, but the top is the real issue here. There’s so much going on and because it’s all in black, you can’t pick out the details and it just looks like a jumbled mess.Getty Images
Reese WitherspoonHere’s a look that’s trying too hard to be structural. The layered panels that make up the polka dot bodice should be enough to tick that category, but Reese decided that the light pleating of the skirt and the bow-like cold shoulder sleeves were necessary. Yeah, that’s a no.Getty Images
Rosamund PikeSetting aside the fact that Rosamund looks like she’s about to give you a stern talking-to, there’s something about this dress that doesn’t quite work. Make that two things: the fact that the top is velvet, and the bit of the belt that hangs over the already busy appliques.Getty Images
Salma HayekSalma Hayek loves to wear traditional design elements with colourful twists, and they’re usually very successful. In this case, however, the pink satin and rhinestone lined bib looks too much like something Paris Hilton would make one of her dogs wear.Getty Images
Susan SarandonFrom the waist up, Susan looks stunning (as per usual). While the spats on her shoes seem a little over the top, if anyone can make them work, it’s Susan. However, the awkward wrap over these dress pants lessens their sophistication and makes them totally unbalanced. Getty Images
Vera WangVera has set a new standard for wedding dress design, but the titan doesn’t seem to be capitalizing on the same creativity in her own outfit. The elegant dress underneath could have an interesting bodice, but we’ll never know since Vera’s covered it with this jacket.Getty Images
Whitney PortThe former The Hills and The City star’s own designs are a lot more whimsical than this outfit. This jacket looks like it’s from a western, and the dress is like a tube made out of the discarded ski jackets everyone had seven years ago.Getty Images