Posts tagged "bad fashion"

Don’t Show-cha Your Chocha

Mini dresses have been trendy for the past few seasons, but the truth is hemlines have been steadily rising for years. These days leggings are pants and shirts are dresses and it's all very confusing. That's where our new feature, "Don't Show-cha Your Chocha," comes in. Here we will document the most egregious offenders, from…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 19, 2012

Do Not Want: Dripping Chain Headband

We've been talking about cute headbands recently and how much they can add to an outfit. This braided chain headband? Not so much. It looks less like a unique accessory and more like a scalping gone awry. I like it when people say "Cute headband," not "Oh my god are you bleeding?" Awkward. [Jane…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 19, 2012

Do Not Want: Shark Bite Shirt

This is a $148 designer shirt sold at Anthropologie, but if you told me it was a $5 novelty t-shirt sold at a seaside gift shop, I would totally believe you. Like, maybe the back would say "I took a bite out of Laguna Beach" or whatever, and surfer dudes would wear it to show…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 3, 2012

The 15 Worst Looks Of 2011

As we look forward to 2012, let us look back -- back upon the ladies who faltered, ever-so-slightly, in the sartorial department with bad outfits, poor fabric choices and strange, rhombus-like headwear. Check out our list of (just some of) the worst looks of 2011. (And after the jump, the best red carpet looks of…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 28, 2011

10 Trends We Want Gone In 2012

Well, 2011, we've had some fun, but it's time for you to go now. Finish your beer and gather the contents of your purse from the floor where you dumped them -- we're kind of over you. We've got a laundry list of things we got really sick of hearing about this year -- you'd…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 28, 2011

Happy 40th Birthday Jared Leto, You’re Still A Fashion Nightmare

Well Jared Leto, try as you might, you've made it to 40. That's not very rock star of you, of course, but here we are -- a 40-year-old man wearing sunglasses indoors and strutting around in pleather and sequins like it's no big deal. It seems, Mr. Leto, that you're primed to be America's next Steve…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 26, 2011

10 “Strange Or Sexy?” Celeb Red Carpet Moments

If there's one place for a celebrity lady to step up her game, it's on the red carpet. Whenever it's rolled out, famous faces come out of the woodwork (do they exist when they're not making public appearances? Important life questions) to show off what they've got. Classic, bizarre, avant garde — as we've seen, it's all…
By: Rachel Krause / November 12, 2011

An Open Letter To Jared Leto, On The Occasion Of His Most Terrible Ensemble Yet

Dear Jared  Leto, J-Rod, let's talk. I've followed your career and your cheekbones and your 1000-yard stare ever since you were a flannel-wearing, illiterate teenage wastrel on "My So Called Life." Your turn as Jordan Catalano -- ("Y Kant Jordan Read?," never forget) -- the frustratingly vacant love interest of Angela Chase (remember how darling…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 8, 2011

Do Not Want: Converse Hightop Sandal

C'mon, Converse, you could not possibly be serious with this shoe. This sandal is a travesty. As an environmentalist, I am appalled. No one is going to buy this shoe and then every single pair you've produced is going to end up in a landfill somewhere. The phrase is "Earth first," Converse, not "Hideous sandal/highto…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 6, 2011

A Dangerous Warning For Katherine Heigl

Katherine Heigl, you need to get your business straight, girl. Is this outfit a cry for help? Did you accidentally burn your stylist while you were trying to light your Pall Mall one day? Please tell us. Because if you continue on this way, we see only one terrible thing in your future...
By: Julie Gerstein / April 20, 2011

What Your Bad Fashion Choices Are Really Saying

Apparently, when I just walked to the deli to pick up a Diet Coke (the only one I've had all day, as I am trying to kick the habit), my outfit -- which includes striped leggings tucked into Uggs -- communicated to my doorman that I'm a trendy and spendy slut who forgot to put…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 11, 2011

Do Not Want: Rachel Comey Leather Socks

I can't really comprehend the thinking behind the Rachel Comey leather socks. You can get athlete's foot for free from a really nasty locker room, so why would anyone pay $219 for an itchy yeast infection between your toes? [Creatures of Comfort]…
By: Annika Harris / October 8, 2010

Do Not Want These Space Snack Boots

Irregular Choice is quite a fitting name for a brand that manufactured the horribleness called the Space Snacks Boot you see above. What's even funnier is that these atrocious boots are actually OUT OF STOCK. Darn! I really hoped to buy the ugliest boot known to man, but a bunch of people with offensive taste…
By: Annika Harris / September 30, 2010

Oklahoma Inmates Are Dashing In Pastels And Stripes

Ooh, la-la! If I ever end up in the pokey, I hope it's in Cleveland County. There, Oklahoma inmates have been required to wear pink top and yellow striped bottoms prison garb for the last 16 months. The orange jumpsuit of yesterday is so passé. Still, the new pastels must be a bit embarrassing to…
By: Susannah Breslin / June 2, 2010

Just Wrong: Distressed Denim Open-Toe Sneakers

Some people are going to hate on these babies, but allow me to play devil's advocate. These kicks would be awesome for those times in your life where you need a totally hideous pair of worn, holey denim sneakers to wear after getting an acrylic pedicure. [$140, ShopBop via Outblush]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 16, 2010

Monster Prom Dress

This monster of a prom dress was found on Regretsy, the site where "bad crafts thrive," but I'd hardly call this wonder bad. In fact, had I found a dress like this when I was in high school, I might have considered attending my prom. Then again, hot pink isn't really my color.
By: Wendy Atterberry / November 20, 2009

This Look Is Not, And Never Will Be, Attractive

I need to get something off my chest. I hate this GUESS ad. I hate it because it features a rather attractive guy wearing what could only be described as a "denim duster coat" with bleach spots. It is perhaps the most hideous ensemble I have ever seen on a dude, like something out of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 5, 2009

Quick Pic: Garter Jeans Are All Sorts Of Wrong

Oh look! Just what I didn't know I needed to wear to tomorrow night's Ryan Gosling concert (he plays with some band, like I care!). He'll totally notice me now! [BuzzFeed]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 14, 2009

How Will History Judge The Style Of The ’00s?

Yikes! With less than six months to go, the end of the decade is rapidly approaching. This past decade has seen many fashion improvements since the 90's. Give yourself a pat on the back. Now it's time to get to work. We have less than six months to eradicate some of the more embarrassing trend…
By: Ali Jawin / July 6, 2009