There are some patterns and designs that lend themselves to décor far better than they do to fashion. For example, the blue tie-dye effect that’s covering Olivia Wilde’s otherwise cute belted maxidress would look much better on a set of vintage plates or a trendy wall hanging than it does draped on a human.
Olivia wasn’t the only one making some questionable garage sale purchases—um, we mean, fashion choices. Kerry Washington mixed too many trends; Chloe Grace Moretz dressed like a pirate (but not in a Halloween way); and Cynthia Erivo got a little (JK a lot!) carried away with the bright pink feathers.
See all that and more in our Worst Looks of the Week gallery below.
Olivia Wilde’s dress would be lovely if it wasn’t Olivia Wilde’s dress
Olivia Newton-JohnOh Sandy. You’d think if you were at the VIP reception for, well, the Property of Olivia Newton-John Auction Event, you could have first dibs on any outfit. Maybe a *cough* black leather outfit! Getty Images
Demi MooreThis big, baggy onesie is looking like a big, baggy blueberry. The front belt and buttons are sitting way too low, along with the necktie. The shoes are to die for, and paired with something a little less “I just threw on whatevs,” they’d be even more spectacular.Getty Images
Lena DunhamWe wish Lena had put a little more thought into her outfit for accepting this Woman of the Year Award. The colours are nice, but the floral pattern on the pants dulls the blue and makes the green look garish in comparison.Getty Images
Liv HewsonWe get that Liv’s Santa Clarita Diet character can be a little morbid, but this look is giving us more “strict headmistress” vibes than “my mother is undead and I’m training to be a zombie-slaying knight.” If you watch the show, you get it. Getty Images
Drew BarrymoreWe’re digging the equestrian vibes with this pattern, and the rich, green jewel tone, but Drew, did you forget to tie your belt? It’s not just unflattering, it’s unsafe. Getty Images
Olivia WildeWell, at least Olivia remembered to tie her belt… but that’s about it. Not only is this tie-dye pattern overwhelming, the dress itself looks like it was starched about 13 seconds before Olivia stepped on the carpet. Girl, can you even move your arms?Getty Images
Olivia PalermoIs Olivia the new age Catwoman? We’re loving this dress’s pattern, but the subtle ruching and choker aren’t doing anything for Ms. P.Getty Images
Alan CummingWe’re trying to make peace with the fact that Alan showed up to the 22nd SCAD Savannah Film Festival looking like Where’s Waldo’s sidekick. We’re all for a set of stripes, but maybe not top to bottom.Getty Images
Angela SimmonsTis’ the week of belts! Except this time, that’s the only part of this getup that works. Angela’s hair and makeup are angelic (fitting for the Angel Ball 2019), but this dress is just screaming big, blue peacock.Getty Images
Thora BirchIt looks as though Thora Birch hasn’t aged since her Hocus Pocus days, and neither has her wardrobe. This t-shirt dress is looking a little dated for our liking. Winifred Sanderson, could you do us a solid and put a spell on that thing?Getty Images
Kerry WashingtonIn spite of the fact she looks chic as hell posing like that in front of a “no standing” sign, we’re not loving Kerry’s baggy-snakeskin-mohair-sweater look. Individually, each piece is a knockout, but together, it’s a little too high-concept to fully work. Love, love, love the matching purple lip though. Getty Images
Chloe Grace MoretzWe can totally appreciate that Chloe had to wear Louis Vuitton to this Louis Vuitton event, but did she have to pick something so… piratey? Respect for committing to the look with those swashbuckling shoes, but some looks should stay on the runway.Getty Images
Camila MorroneWe’re getting serious Morticia Addams vibes from this dress (usually a good thing) but now we’re wondering if Camila attended the wrong film festival. This black on black would have been better suited to The Addams Family premiere.Getty Images
Ashley GreeneBear with us—denim paired with a basic white tee is hot, but this skirt is looking more rural than red carpet. She could’ve made the white tee work for this event, but not the skirt. Getty Images
Connie BrittonWe know you’re kickin’ it with the kids, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to dress like one too. Getty Images
Jenna DewanIs it fall or summer, Jenna? All your signals are mixed. The shoes and dress are saying summer, but that turtleneck is decidedly fall. A stunner as always, but help us out and go with one season or the other.Getty Images
Cynthia ErivoA few birds lost their feathers this week… The colours of this dress are absolutely b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l and look stellar on Cynthia, but there’s a little bit too much fluff overall—that might look best kept to either her top or bottom half exclusively.Getty Images