It only takes one bad apple to ruin the fruit bowl. And in the case of fashion, it only takes one piece of clothing to ruin an outfit.
And when that one bad piece is right on the outside, as with the tragic coats on Jane Lynch, Jemima Kirke and Mia Farrow this week, we don’t even get a chance to see the potentially perfectly ripe fashion underneath. The whole look is spoiled.
We’re encouraging these stars to check their coats on the way in this week…and maybe just forget them on the way out.
These stars really should have used coat check
Maggie SiffMaggie Siff looks stiff. And we’re not just saying it because it rhymes. That’s just a happy coincidence. But seriously, how is this dress that looks like a curtain structured? Are there rods? Wires? We’re not even touching on the teal and orange combo…Getty Images
Malin AckermanWhy is Malin Akerman dressed like there was an apocalypse? Her top has obviously been tattered and torn, probably by a herd of zombies, or maybe cannibals. The criss-cross suspenders suggest that Akerman won’t go down without a fight. Getty Images
Nicki MinajWhile everyone else was wearing gowns and tuxedos, Nicki Minaj showed up to the Time 100 Gala in this, a skin-tight black mini dress with a sheer black lace overlay. We’re fine with the look, just at a night club, not a Time event. Getty Images
Julia Louis-DreyfusJulia Louis-Dreyfus has aged about 6.5 days since Seinfeld, but she’s not immune to the effects of poor fashion decisions. This floral pattern looks pixelated and ruins the otherwise flattering cap-sleeved gown. Getty Images
Mia FarrowThis striped blazer worn by Mia Farrow looks like a hand-me-down from a 1980s Ronald McDonald. Vintage clown doesn’t work for anyone, Mia—not even you. Getty Images
Jenna LyonsIs this cool? Seriously, we’re asking, because Jenna Lyons usually wears cool stuff. We’re used to her oversized glasses, but she’s blown the rest of her look out of proportion this week, too. Her silver, billowy silk top looks about two sizes too large, and the pants about four. Getty Images
Rachel BloomRachel Bloom is living up to her name in this robustly floral gown. She looks a bit too much like a bird of paradise. We just waiting for the mating dance to begin… Getty Images
Mischa BartonAlmost, Mischa Barton, almost. Alas, not quite. It’s the odd folds and cuts of this white frock that’s making us question her stylist. The black lines are drawing our eyes in strange ways. Asymmetrical can work, but it doesn’t here. Getty Images
Allison WilliamsGirls star Allison Williams is trying to play to her sleek frame here with this black floor-length gown. But the fabric ends up looking like it’s eating her. But, we’re not going to write any mean tweets about it or anything…just saying. Getty Images
Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman is so long and tall as it is (it’s not exactly a curse), but this bell-sleeved, shiny dress makes her look even stringier than usual. The strange pattern drawing attention to her midsection isn’t helping either. Getty Images
Chrishell StauseWe’re not offended by this outfit. It’s not like it’s too sexy or too risqué, but it just doesn’t sit right with us. Maybe that’s because it doesn’t quite sit right on Chrishell Strause—the leather skirt bunches unflatteringly around her waist and the corset top also looks a bit too small. Getty Images
Jane LynchThis leather overcoat lands Jane Lynch somewhere between substitute teacher and Indiana Jones…is a sentence we never thought we’d ever have to write. Getty Images
Melissa FumeroFunny, sweet, cute: these are three words that we’d use to describe Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Melissa Fumero. But they’re not the same three words we’d use to describe this jumpsuit. Those are, in no particular order, frumpy, busy and distracting. Getty Images
Hilary RhodaModel Hilary Rhoda’s hair and makeup looks gorgeous. She is a model, after all. But this sheer black mini dress, with it’s primary-coloured floral appliques, looks like a pre-schooler put it together. Getty Images
Jemima KirkeIt only takes one piece to drag an outfit down, and though Jemima Kirke did end up ditching this fringe chartreuse jacket later on in the evening, unfortunately, the camera caught this, too. She looks like a lamp. We don’t love lamp. Getty Images
Nia LongThe shoulder on Nia Long’s dress give off something of an aeronautical look, like she might just charge down the red carpet like a runway and take flight, soaring out over the hills of Hollywood. Quite the visual…and so is this outfit. Getty Images
Priyanka ChopraPriyanka Chopra is making a valiant effort at this popular Kardashian look—a white suit and boob tape. Chopra’s image, however, is not the same as the Kardashians’—that’s a good thing—and she ends up looking like a good girl in a bad girl’s clothes. Getty Images