We had to do a double-take to confirm Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was in bottoms and not thigh-highs. Or, you know, rodeo-clown chaps.
FUR COATS ... FOR MEN
The fact that this is real fur on Kanye West already has us leaning toward “Hot Mess,” but we’ll wait for you to weigh in before making our final decision on the long black coat.
PLASTIC ZIG-ZAG HEADBANDS
After seeing Amy Adams wear one of these (on the red carpet!), we’re kicking ourselves for tossing the exact same headbands we used to own and wear for dressy events too. That dressy event being a bar mitzvah in 1996.
FLANNELS AROUND THE WAIST
First overalls. Then crop tops. Now the straight-outta-the-’90s plaid button-down tied at the midsection (seen on Lily Collins). Next you’ll be telling us that Saved by the Bell is back on the air.
Ciara’s yellow beaded Emilio Pucci mini-meets-hoodie is way more versatile than it appears. She can wear it over a bikini while hanging on some billionaire’s yacht or in the boxing ring should she ever consider a second career.
The best (or worst) part of Emma Roberts’s T-shirt is that you know she paid extra for those lace-covered holes.
LACY CHEMISES AS DAYWEAR
She didn’t win you over with her eye-pattern dress, but Hailee Steinfeld tries again with another body part in this Saint Laurent top. A nose-printed gown can’t be far off.
THE IS-IT-A-BRA-OR-IS-IT-PART-OF-HER-DRESS DRESS
We were originally concerned that Diane Kruger was having a wardrobe malfunction and accidentally showing her undergarments. But it turns out that’s how the Jonathan Saunders dress was designed.
CUTOFFS WITH TIGHTS
Despite the movie title, summer is not endless. Summer apparel, however, is. Miranda Kerr proves it in a pair of denim short-shorts over sheer black tights.
Some people might argue that Penélope Cruz’s skirt is nothing more than a bunch of strings fastened together. Those people probably wouldn’t shell out the $2,890 that the Nina Ricci design originally cost.
CUFFS OVER SLEEVES
While other stars layer necklaces over their button-downs, the Celeb Style Council member takes things to the next level by wearing bracelets on top of her gown.
Pets can be so high-maintenance, so we understand Olivia Palermo’s desire to have a little lap purse instead of a little lap dog.
Halloween has come and gone, but that doesn’t stop Rita Ora from borrowing a page from the salty dogs’ style book and wearing tiered white ruffles at her neck. So, arrr you into it?
When we think of belly showing between pleated pants and a double-breasted blazer, we think of middle-aged men trying to squeeze into the same suit they wore in their early 20s. The look on model Anne V, however, is much more chic.
MATCHING YOUR DRESS TO YOUR LIPSTICK
Maybe model Jessica White was so fed up with having to dry clean her gowns after getting red lipstick on them that she finally decided to wear a dress in the exact same shade.
Who has time to spend putting on a complicated garter belt and fastening them to thigh-highs? Not Ashley Tisdale, that’s for sure. She prefers the much more efficient House of Holland “suspender tights.”
SHOWING SIDE BOOB AND FRONT BOOB
We thought it was an unwritten red carpet law that only one form of cleavage could be shown off at any given time. But that’s Carmen Electra for ya, always breaking the rules.
BUNNY EAR STRAPS
We can’t decide if the top part of Natalie Cole’s red gown looks more like a rabbit or those maple leaves that kids call “helicopters.”
They’re baaaack! The hottest carryall from our youth has resurfaced (in pink gingham with a bow!) on the arm of British singer-actress Pixie Lott. And we thought that Limited Too no longer existed!
Always wondered what to pack for a weekend of pheasant shooting in Scotland? If you’re Pippa Middleton you bring a wool, camel-colored coat-cape.
Scientists are confused about the 3-D waist embellishment on Kelly Rowland’s Rani Zakhem gown that seems to go against the laws of physics. But are you just plain confused as to why she’d wear it?
Next time you get a gift with a ribbon tied around it, you know what to do. Follow in Paula Patton’s satiny footsteps and tie a bow around your ankle to create makeshift ankle-strap-pumps-meet-ballerina-pointe-slippers.
If you’ve been spending all your time at the gym doing crunches, but skipping the squats, consider this high-low crop top, which shows off your abs and covers your butt. (Not that Holland Roland needs to be concealing any part of her perfect body.)
TRACK SUITS WITH HEELS
We don’t think Cheryl Cole is winning the 500-yard dash with these red T-strap stilettos on, but does wearing them with her T by Alexander Wang jacket and workout-style pants win your vote?
FORMAL ALADDIN PANTS
Plain blue harem pants may be fine for any old magic carpet ride, but if Aladdin and Jasmine had to attend Hollywood premieres, they would have stepped up their pant game and worn Swarovski-embellished pairs like Elizabeth Banks’s.
In middle school we used to save our favorite overalls for only the most special occasions so we can totally understand why Jessica Paré whipped out this fancy black pair for a red carpet event.