Obsessed or Hot Mess: Check Out These Daring Looks
Illusion netting is so called because it gives off the illusion of bare skin. In this case, the detailing on Charlize Theron’s dress gives the illusion there are little bejeweled bugs creeping up her back. How evil-queen of her!
'I LITERALLY CAN'T' SLEEVES
Fashion's cool girls used to wear their coats as capes, but lately stars like Hailey Baldwin and Kendall Jenner are updating the look by letting their sleeves slink down to their elbows. Does everyone have really sensitive shoulders? Or is there a sleeves allergy in Hollywood that everyone else is immune to?
Ultra-feminine fabric in an ultra-snug silhouette makes for a head-turning pair of tights, like Hailee Steinfeld’s.
THIGH WINDOW DRESSES
Don’t want to wear a mini but think that a midi is just too much coverage? Michelle Monaghan’s peek-a-boo dress is the best of both worlds.
PATCHWORK UTILITY PANTS
Emly Ratajkowski can manage to make slouchy cargos look sexy, but we're still pretty stuck on the pants' pattern: It’s a combo of “groovy” and “grunge.”
CROPPED CHAMBRAY PEPLUMS
Peplums are designed to emphasize the smallest part of your waist. In the case of Emma Roberts’ crop top version, the waist is indeed emphasized, but that’s because there’s a frilly ruffle right on it.
MATCHING JUMPSUIT AND BLAZER
Average ladies would’ve paired this metallic jumpsuit with a black blazer, or this metallic blazer with a black jumpsuit, but Darby Stanchfield chooses to double the impact with an all-shine, all-the-time ensemble.
Retro patchwork skirts are having a moment, and Karrueche Tran has honed in on a micro-trend that packs a totally macro punch.
Of course Broadway vet Kristen Chenoweth found an outfit that maximizes the impact of jazz hands and fancy footwork— it’s like an ultra-glam wearable maraca!
This is a picture of Allison Williams in a cozy dress. Yes, we said “cozy.” It does look a wee bit like a crochet 1970s blanket, right? A cozy, body-con blanket.
Are you prepared to open up your work wardrobe to the free-flowing vibe fringe gives off? Megan Fox is counting on it. (We don't know how your boss feels.)
THE CASUAL BEEHIVE UPDO
For most gals, getting coffee with friends isn't an occasion for a major throwback hair style. But most gals aren’t pop stars like Lana Del Rey, who once sang in a song called “Summertime Sadness:” “Done my hair up real big, beauty-queen-style / High heels off, I’m feeling alive.” (That's how we feel about unlimited mimosas, too.)
We didn’t think there would be a way to make a totally see-through skirt even more scandalous, but Kylie Jenner opted to wear a nude bodysuit under hers, giving the illusion of, well, nudity!
EMBELLISHED PETER PAN COLLARS
Is a bauble-bedecked detail like this exactly the little bit of pixie dust Olivia Munn and Kaitlin Doubleday need to spice up their LBDs?
ALL OVER FARMER VIBES
Pick just one element of this look (overalls, hat or leather-and-denim-bag), and it's trendy and wearable. But does combining all three, like Olivia Wilde opted to, feel a little too country girl?
STRUCTURED BELL SLEEVES
The elbow peplum strikes again, this time on Jamie Chung. And these sleeves look almost sturdy enough to actually ring.
Bella Hadid's Moschino mini combines luxe fabric with purposely ragged details. File this under “Things Not to Wear to Brunch with Grandma Because She Wouldn't Understand.”
Many ladies go to great lengths to cover the area that Alessandra Ambrosio is showcasing, and since we so rarely see that section of skin in all its glory we have to applaud the model for taking the risk.
THE 3-D FLORAL BOLERO
We never really considered retro bathing caps to be fashion inspo, but if anyone were able to put the idea in her heads it would indeed be Gwen Stefani.
THE HIGH-LOW PONCHO
Just when you thought the hemline we used to see on dresses retreated into the style abyss, Selena Gomez channels that vibe— albeit more daintily—in a Barrie cashmere cape.
Is this the fancy coat version of a seasonal transition piece? After all, you don't need to keep your entire body warm these days, right Olivia Palermo and Rita Ora?
LAMÉ FOR DAY
Foiled again! Just when we thought that all-over luster was only for '80s parties (American Apparel metallic leggings FTW), Kate Bosworth's pleated midi dress manages to combine the shiny material with an ultra-ladylike shape.
THE CHEST PEPLUM, OR CHESTLUM
First, they migrated to elbows in the form of bell sleeves, and now the ever-trendy ruffle has made its way up the bodice (as seen on Lea Michele).
Still mourning your giant chunky necklace? We've got news that will pick you up: Giant hair pieces like Hailey Baldwin’s are totally happening right now.
PURPOSELY DIRTY JEANS
Long a lover of paint-splattered and super-slouchy denim, Gwen Stefani is taking her funky jeans game up a notch (or down one, depending on how you feel about ‘em) with this $755 Dsquared2 pair.
When our bag ends up where Rihanna’s is it’s usually a mistake (like we only got half-way to that cross-body strap situation), but for Riri is making this look both purposeful and like something everyone will be doing this spring. We'll start our neck-strengthening exercises now.
SLEEVES FOR DAYS
Olivia Palermo’s extra-long cuff makes us feel like maybe gloves aren’t chic anymore?
Minimalists, take note: Even Gwyneth Paltrow is adding a hint of whimsy to her simple sheaths!
PEEP-TOE STOCKING BOOTS
Open-toe booties confuse us (What season is it? Help!) so just imagine how puzzled we were to see these stretchy knee-highs on Selena Gomez. Well, they do look comfy!
BODY CHAINS OUTSIDE YOUR CLOTHES
We just started getting used to seeing them under everyday outfits (hi, Kate Hudson!), but now Karlie Kloss and Ellie Goulding are taking the next (logical?) step by layering them over more formal looks.
MISMATCHED FANCY EARRINGS
Earring assortments have been on-trend for a while, but the look has been more edgy than elegant — until now. At the Oscars, Saoirse Ronan paired two different (and decidedly fancy) Chopard emerald-and-diamond earrings. Chic, or overly quirky for a black-tie affair?
What's the opposite of a drop-crotch pant, both in comfort and appearance? An extra-long inseam laced right up the middle, as seen on Nicola Peltz.
CAR WASH-STYLE SHREDS
We’re a little wishy-washy when it comes to the streamer-effect slashes on otherwise girlie silhouettes, like Emilia Clarke and Petra Nemcova’s minidresses.