They say April showers bring May flowers, and it would appear a storm was already brewing in the land of celebrity fashion flounders. The end of March 2022 will go down in history for the shocking Oscar awards ceremony, which allowed us to jump-start this month with a slew of outfits best suited for backstage.
It’s not all glitz and glam for the stars, and sometimes they toss on outfits that stand out in all the wrong ways. We’ll always take the seriousness of fashion with a grain of saltiness while protecting the pride of celebrities who never intended to commit a style crime.
As the weeks move along during April, we can’t wait to see which celebrities will shock us with talk-worthy wardrobes and accessories that do so much more than create a stir.
Rachel McAdams, April 28, 2022
Rachel McAdams wasn’t trying to make fetch happen when she attended CinemaCon in what looks like a throwback to the Mad Men era. Her retro-inspired shirt and skirt combo are elegant, but the pattern-on-pattern plus colour-blocking combination is hard on the eyes.
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Kate Micucci, April 27, 2022
Another multi-coloured full-length dress has made its way to the list. This time, we see actress, comedian and musician Kate Micucci bringing literal blocks of overpowering colour to the spotlight while attending the I Love That For You premiere.
Lindsey Kraft, April 23, 2022
It’s sad to see the popular Netflix series Grace And Frankie come to an end, and what’s more upsetting is the Little House on the Prairie dress that actress and recurring star Lindsey Kraft wore to the final premiere of the show.
Jenny Slate, April 22, 2022
Some film festivals are more casual than others when it comes to style, as seen in Jenny Slate’s choice of fashion when she attended the San Francisco International Film Festival this month. The actress, writer and comedian was horsing around with her wardrobe and somehow landed on an outfit fit for her former teenage self.
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Alexa Demie, April 20, 2022
Actress Alexa Demie attended a Euphoria event in a long black dress that felt reminiscent of Cabaret — but didn’t hit the high note. As much as we love her nod to Liza Minnelli, we long for a Maddy-inspired ensemble to get us through until we can binge-watch another season of chaos.
Heidi Klum, April 20, 2022
Rams fans, please don’t come for us — but what the heck is going on here? Model, actress and television host Heidi Klum knows fashion better than most, but no one is yelling “touchdown” for this football-inspired ensemble.
Rebecca Wisocky, April 20, 2022
Actress Rebecca Wisocky might not be as well known as most of the other celebs on our list, but how could we resist adding this look to a series of fashion fails? The dress she wore to the premiere of The Offer reminds us of a kaleidoscope design and it doesn’t belong on such a stunning garment.
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Tracee Ellis Ross, April 19, 2022
Tracee Ellis Ross joins celebrity fashion fails once again. This time around, we caught her on the way to film an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! looking like a disco duck in a full sequin dress with a boa uniquely attached to the front of her outfit.
Nicole Kidman, April 18, 2022
It looks like Nicole Kidman finally got her wings. The adored actress graced the premiere of The Northman in an old-timey dress with some added flare. We want to give this angel her credit, but the wings gave her a crash landing here.
Garcelle Beauvais, April 14, 2022
We love welcoming reality stars to the front of the fashion fails stage! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais has made her debut wearing what can only be described as an animal-meets-plant print pyjama suit as she casually walked out of the NBC building in New York City.
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Camila Cabello, April 12, 2022
Who has allowed this all-denim trend to continue down its chaotic path? Julia Fox? The Kardashians? Or are we still blaming Britney and Justin for being the ill-fated denim duo? In any case, Camila Cabello has now joined the ranks, and it has us feeling blue.
Priscilla Block, April 11, 2022
Moving on to a different shade of the rainbow, we see country music singer-songwriter Priscilla Block dressed in an all-green ensemble as she attends the 2022 CMT Music Awards. The neon tank and matching scrunchie offer a nice balance against the sequined blazer and pants, but we’re still wondering — what happened to her feet?
Emma Corrin, April 10, 2022
We’re pleased to welcome Emma Corrin back to the fashion fails list, who was last seen here in September 2021. The English actress who played Diana, Princess of Wales, in the fourth season of The Crown attended The Olivier Awards in a peculiar outfit. Her creativity continues to astound, but these deflated balloons might not be popping the way she’d hoped.
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Isla Fisher, April 9, 2022
Isla Fisher might have selected the perfect outfit to attend the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, but you shouldn’t be surprised we’ve added her to the mix. Fisher isn’t the first to wear this cartoon dress either! It debuted as a part of the Moschino spring/summer 2022 collection earlier this year.
Natasha Lyonne, April 8, 2022
Excitement is building as Russian Doll unveils its highly anticipated second season. Co-creator and lead actress Natasha Lyonne attended the Russian Doll LA Tastemaker Event dressed as a red door with a set of knockers? We’re both confused and delighted by this Moschino creation.
Vera Wang, April 6, 2022
It’s always risky to add a fashion designer like Vera Wang to the list — but c’mon! It’s a look that can’t be dismissed. While attending music industry legend Clive Davis’s 90th birthday party, the famous designer arrived ready to dance the night away in sparkly undergarments.
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Jamie Chung, April 4, 2022
Are you surprised to see actress Jamie Chung on the list? Us, too! Before the fashion fans come for us — we know oversized pantsuits are still having their moment — but we can’t help but notice that an essential part of Chung’s trousers is missing.
Michelle Zauner, April 3, 2022
The colour yellow might be synonymous with Japanese Breakfast’s recent album Jubilee, but it felt too bright on the Grammys red carpet. Leader of the band, Michelle Zauner’s ray of sunshine and ruffles is was made her hit the high note on fashion fails.
Tayla Parx, April 3, 2022
Tayla Parx has co-written hits for artists like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Khalid, and Panic! at the Disco, but the outfit she wore to the 64th Annual Grammy Awards isn’t making its way up the charts. We love a fun costume, but this particular look belongs in the dinosaur age.
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H.E.R., April 3, 2022
There was no shortage of glitz, colour and sparkle at this year’s Grammy Awards, but some folks need to be held accountable for their style choices. It seems like H.E.R. got her Grammy invitation confused with her request to host a roller rink birthday bash.
Sarah Jessica Parker, March 28, 2022
Living up to fashion legend Carrie Bradshaw must add an extra layer of pressure to Sarah Jessica Parker’s outfit selections for events. Still, even Carrie made some questionable fashion choices. We think she’d respect us for calling out SJP’s blanket ensemble during the opening night of the Broadway revival of Plaza Suite.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, March 27, 2022
She’s been here before, and we can’t say we’re sorry to see her land here again. Actress and filmmaker Maggie Gyllenhaal walked the Oscars red carpet in what can only be described as a coat hanger posing as a dress. But we’re willing to give her the award for the most creative outfit of the night.
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Amy Schumer, March 27, 2022
Amy Schumer battled an incredibly awkward and challenging night of hosting the Oscars alongside Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall. But despite the chaos that ensued, we weren’t distracted long enough to notice how dull her choice of dress was — regardless of her wrapping it up with a bow.
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Kourtney Kardashian, March 27, 2022
We’ve found great joy witnessing Kourtney Kardashian finally find the love she deserves after meeting Travis Barker. Her rock star aesthetic has slowly been shaping up since the two began dating in 2021, but we have to draw the line at the DIY-inspired dress she wore to the Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party.
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Billie Eilish, March 27, 2022
In other unpopular opinions, Billie Eilish makes her unfortunate introduction to our celebrity fashion fails after unveiling what we can only assume is her bedspread during her red carpet arrival at this year’s Academy Awards. Hopefully, her win for best original song cushions the blow.
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