Over the years we’ve learned to expect celebs to look their best when they’re walking a red carpet, and most of the time they do. But as with any rule, there’s always exceptions. Today we thought we’d take a look at some of the worst red carpet looks of all time. If anything, this should make you feel better about that time you wore something absolutely ridiculous to a party. Nobody’s perfect and we bet these celebs cringe when they look back at these choices they’ve made in the past.
1. Kate Hudson, Oscars 2001
We’ll admit, this isn’t the worst dress on this list of horrible dresses, but back in 2001 Kate Hudson ended up on so many “worst dressed” lists it’s hard to count them all. It was probably the weird fringes that made her look a bit like a cowgirl. The hairstyle really didn’t help the matter either.
2.Adele, Brit Awards 2016
We love Adele for her voice and her style. She’s always so glamorous, in an old-Hollywood kind of way. She’s usually dressed in long black dresses, and even if she ventures out of dark colors and chooses red, it’s still a gorgeous dress that accentuates her figure in the best way possible. What made her decide to wear this colorful monstrosity of a dress – we’ll never know.
3. Gabourey Sidibe, Golden Globes 2014
Why did Gabourey stylist choose to put her in such a clingy, shiny dress? I mean, surely there are dresses that would look way better on her. You know, ones that accentuate her curves in a good way, instead of clinging to her in all the wrong places.
4. Rihanna, Grammys 2015
Remember that time Rihanna came dressed as a pink marshmallow to the Grammys? Yeah, that was weird. Especially considering the fact that Rihanna usually goes for the more edgy dresses, this was very out of character for her. But hey, she’s Rihanna, she can do whatever the hell she wants. And if she wanted to change things up and dress like a pink marshmallow – so be it.
5. Riley Keough, Cannes 2016
There’s one thing I can’t stop thinking about when looking at this dress and that’s “who came up with this color combination and thought it would look good?” Especially on someone like Riley? Not a great choice, that’s for sure.
6. Charlize Theron, Oscars 2010
This lavender dress would’ve been perfectly fine, and wouldn’t even stick in your memory if it wasn’t for the very interesting placement of those two flowers on her chest. I mean that’s a weird way to call attention to your boobs. Why not just wear a low cut dress instead, or show some cleavage. Anything would work better than this.
7. Nicki Minaj, Grammys 2012
To say this outfit choice was controversial would be an understatement. It’s not even the weird red dress/cape she’s wearing that shocked the public the most. Perhaps if she was dressed like that on her own it wouldn’t be that bad, but it’s the fact that she showed up with a person dressed as the pope that made everyone go insane with criticisms.
8.Lupita Nyong’o, Met Gala 2013
Was Lupita going for a Tiana vibe from Princess and the Frog that night? We’ll never know, but she ended up looking rather weird. It’s even hard to call what she’s wearing a dress. It just looks like she got caught in a net while falling from a tree.
9. Katy Perry, Met Gala 2017
I’m sorry, but the only thing that comes to mind is “WTF”. Like what is that thing she’s wearing? Is it a dress? Is it a cape? Is she just tangled in some red tulle? What’s going on here? Is she cosplaying as some weird anime character that we’re not cool enough to know? And what’s that weird thing on her head? So many questions. So few answers.
10. Faith Hill, Oscars 2002
Don’t know if Faith was trying to emulate the rainbow or just look like a popsicle but either way that is a very strange dress to wear to the Oscars, don’t you think? Most consider the Oscars to be a black tie event where you should dress accordingly in simple, but elegant outfits. Oh well, if she wanted to stand out she certainly achiever her goal.
11. Uma Thurman, Oscars 2004
What the hell was Uma Thurman thinking when she wore this dress? Is it just me or does it just look like she took a white and gold curtain, wrapped it around herself and decided to call it a dress? What a weird choice, Uma.
12. Sarah Jessica Parker, Met Gala 2013
Sarah Jessica Parker is always up for trying something new and brave when it comes to fashion, but this was a bit over the top even for her. She basically ended up looking like a peacock in this dress, and the weird headpiece only made it worse. Oh Sarah, why did you do this to yourself?