5 Must-See Silly Dresses: Weird Prints & Quirky Styling

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There’s the good, the bad, the ugly, and then there’s the silly. These dresses fall into that vague category — something like a weird print or an odd styling choice keeps them from being good, but a quirky appeal or the wearer’s rockin’ attitude also keeps them from being completely bad.

We spotted quite a few this March, and we think they should not be missed. Which ones would you place in the good pile, and which ones would you banish to the bad pile?

1. Sally Hawkins in Printed Bed Sheets

We love the way Sally Hawkins’ shirtdress flows, and we could even get into the fan-shaped clutch, but the way they’re made from the same printed fabric reminds us too much of matching bed sheets.

Sally Hawkins carrying a  fan-shaped clutch at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit AwardsSally Hawkins carrying a  fan-shaped clutch at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California, on March 1, 2014

2. Jessica White in Tacky Dress

It’s easy to dismiss model Jessica White’s revealing Nicolas Jebran gown as tacky, but you gotta admire her fierce model poses and her sculpted body.

Jessica White at the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing/After-partyJessica White at the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing/After-party held during the 2014 Oscars at the City of West Hollywood Park in West Hollywood, California, on March 2, 2014

Another must-mention from Jessica White is the white cape shirt tunic she wore to the 2014 Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards. We get her tunic’s avant-garde appeal, but those patterned legging-boots hybrids are beyond comprehension.

Jessica White wore silly patterned legging-boots hybrids at the 2014 Rodeo Drive Walk of Style AwardsJessica White wore silly patterned legging-boots hybrids at the 2014 Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards held at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California, on February 28, 2014

3. Whoopi Goldberg in Striped Black-and-White Stockings

It’s not how Whoopi Goldberg layered a shirt under a black strapless dress that got her on to our list.

It’s how she wore striped black-and-white stockings and ruby red platform pumps under it! Whoopi’s Taylor Says “Topeka” pumps have The Wizard of Oz-themed drawings on the soles, which are undoubtedly what inspired Whoopi’s literally witchy styling choice. Never change, Whoopi. Never change.

Whoopi Goldberg at the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy AwardsWhoopi Goldberg at the 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing/After-party held during the 2014 Oscars at the City of West Hollywood Park in West Hollywood, California, on March 2, 2014

4. Gail Maidman in Stephen Sondheim Dress

It was the opening night of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical, Sweeney Todd, and New York socialite Gail Maidman decided to honor the occasion by wearing a strapless dress printed with Sondheim’s faces all over.

Maybe this is just the theater people equivalent of fashion people going to a designer’s show wearing that designer’s clothes?

Gail Maidman at the opening night of New York Philharmonic's Sweeney ToddGail Maidman at the opening night of New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd held at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City on March 5, 2014

5. Kim Kardashian in Chain Ensemble

Finally, we have Kim Kardashian. All the hard work Kim has put into slimming down her post-baby body is evident in her Wes Gordon chain crop top and pencil skirt, but the girl needs to breathe.

Kim Kardashian at the grand opening of the DASH store in Miami BeachKim Kardashian at the grand opening of the DASH store in Miami Beach, Florida, on March 12, 2014

Credit: FayesVision / Bridow / Daniel Tanner / Dave Bedrosian / Future Image / Joseph Marzullo / JLN Photography /
WENN / Whoopi Goldberg's Instagram

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