2016 brought us a ton of red carpet opportunities. There were award shows, banquets, movie premieres, benefits and luncheons. And, these red carpet opportunities brought with them the fashion opportunities. We kept a pretty close eye on the fashion disasters of the past year, which brings us to this list: the worst dressed celebrities of 2016.
1. Beyonce at the 2016 MET Gala (Full Story)
Beyonce at the “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 2, 2016.
Beyonce has grown fairly predictable on the red carpet, but she usually looks great. However, we’re completely repulsed by this particular Givenchy offering – a latex gown, so skin-tight and so plastic-looking that it made the singer look like a walking piece of plastic balloon.
2. Hailee Steinfeld at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
Actress Hailee Steinfeld attends ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada, on September 17, 2016.
For the most part, this actress had a good year. But, she clearly missed her usual fashion acuity in this Balmain geometric gown that added years to her age. But if you think this is unacceptable, wait until you see what she had on at the STX Entertainment Presentation:
Hailee Steinfeld at the STX Entertainment Presentation Following CinemaCon’s “State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future” at Caesar’s Palace Resort and Casino in Phoenix on April 12, 2016.
This would win worst-dressed of the year if the top was actually a dress. Never wear lace tights as pants – this is one fashion rule you shouldn’t mess with.
3. Selma Blair at the Stella McCartney Autumn 2016 Presentation
Actress Selma Blair attends Stella McCartney Autumn 2016 Presentation at Amoeba Music on January 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California
We’re always up for a good, mixed-media, mixed-print or eclectic dress but some people are better off staying away from them. The actress is one of them.
4. Tori Spelling at the Raising the Bar to End Parkinson Event
Tori Spelling at the Raising the Bar to End Parkinson Event in Studio City on July 27, 2016.
How Tori managed to make an ugly dress look even uglier by wearing it backward is something we’re still trying to figure out.
5. Demi Lovato at the 2016 Met Gala
Demi Lovato attends ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’, the 2016 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York
Demi has got to stop wearing all these matronly dresses!
6. Carrie Underwood at Fox’s American Idol Finale
Carrie Underwood wore a Yanina Couture gown at Fox’s American Idol Finale in Los Angeles on April 7, 2016
The country singer used to be a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet. However, this dress looks like it borrowed feathers from a turkey, and said feathers are now trying desperately to go back to their real owner. We have to wonder what happened to Carrie’s usual fashion panache.
7. Salma Hayek at the ‘Tale of Tales’ UK Premiere (Full Story)
Salma Hayek attends the UK Premiere of ‘Tale Of Tales’ at The Curzon Mayfair on June 1, 2016 in London, England
We know this Gucci dress will look good on someone. But on the actress, it looked drab and aging.
8. Heidi Klum at the 88th Annual Academy Awards (Full Story)
Heidi Klum at the 88th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on February 28, 2016.
Some gowns look so whimsical on the runway but not on the red carpet. This is the case for the model’s lavender number that looked awkward on someone like Heidi, who is better off with more simpler silhouettes.
9. Anna Chlumsky at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards
Actress Anna Chlumsky arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
From the back, this dress is a stunner. But that’s only because it has a nice cape. In front, it’s not as impressive. Perhaps because it’s a tad too short and too voluminous. The proportions seem too wrong for the actress.
10. Amy Poehler at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Amy Poehler arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.
This dress really isn’t that bad. We just couldn’t shake off the image of a wall full of crawling vines because that’s what this dress reminds us of.
11. Lily Cole at the 88th Annual Academy Awards (Full Story)
Lily Cole at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood Highland Center in Los Angeles on February 29, 2016.
There’s a fine line between looking glamorous in a metallic dress and looking like you’re a walking Christmas gift. Apparently, Lily crossed that line and ended up looking like she put on a crumpled piece of wrapping paper.
These dresses were some of the worst from 2016. Did we miss some more appalling ones?
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