Most of the time, celebrities get it right when it comes to fashion on the red carpet. They pay big bucks for stylists to give their expert opinion and guide them through the whole dressing up process. But sometimes, whether they used a stylist or not, celebs can get it oh so wrong. Click on the pictures below to get a full-size view of these shockingly bad outfits that make us think “what were they thinking!?”
Lara Flynn Boyle, 2003 Golden Globe Awards
We think it may have just been one of those days for Lara Flynn Boyle. Maybe she got her calendar mixed up and thought she was going to be on stage at the ballet instead of at the Golden Globes. Everyone’s gotten confused before, right?
Gillian Anderson, 2001 Academy Awards
Ladies, ALWAYS check your rear view before leaving the house – especially in a low-cut backless dress like this! It’s an X-Files worthy mystery as to why she decided to go out like this. At least the color of her panties matched her dress.
Lil Kim, 1999 MTV Awards
Who could forget this shocker? The purple wig, the skintight jumpsuit, the pasty! Even Diana Ross had a laugh about it all as she, um, adjusted Kim’s outfit onstage.
Tony Braxton, 2001 Grammy Awards
Yes, your body looks good. But no, we don’t want to see every inch of it. It’s a miracle nothing popped out of there.
Sophia Loren, 2009 Oscars
Why did this usually-classy Oscar winner make herself look 10 years older by wearing this custard-colored cake topper dress? She looks like she’s drowning in ruffles!
Celine Dion, 1999 Academy Awards
Woman in a tailored tux? Classy…but not when it’s on backwards.
Bjork, 2001 Academy Awards
This image is burned into our minds forever. Draping a fake (or real, for that matter) swan around your body is never EVER acceptable.
Demi Moore, 1989 Oscars
Usually, Demi’s right on target, but way back when, she wore THIS monstrosity. It’s just all so wrong, we don’t know whether to look at the glitter bike shorts or the waist cape…or just look away.
Jennifer Lopez, 2010 Oscars
This Armani dress was not made for J-Lo’s body. The heavy fabric weighs her down and hugs her curves in all the wrong places. It also looks a little bit like she’s wearing her own bedding. Wish she had a “Back Up Plan” that night!
Why Did They Wear That?
It’s definitely the case that celebs wear certain crazy outfits for the media attention (hello, Lady Gaga), so which of these celebs do you think really thought they looked good walking down the red carpet…that is, until they noticed they were on the worst dressed list the next morning?