The shortest month of the year is finally here, and that means we have 28 glorious days to put celebs on blast when they trip over their own fashion decisions. Live events and red carpet affairs continue to reemerge all over Hollywood, giving us ample opportunity to hunt down who wore what and dare to ask why.
February is widely known as the month of love, but if we’re being honest, there isn’t a lot of love where fashion fails are concerned. That means there’s a no-holds-barred approach to reviewing and dismissing romantic attire. So while romance might be in the air this month, we’re pushing the boundaries of love for fashion by offering our wholehearted opinions on who needs to break up with their stylist and find someone new to steal their fashionable heart.
KJ Smith, February 22, 2022
KJ Smith is best known for showing off her comedic charm with appearances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. She also appeared in Tyler Perry’s 2019 film, A Madea Family Funeral, so it should come as no surprise that she was in attendance for the premiere of yet another Perry film from the series, A Madea Homecoming. However, what is surprising is her dedicated choice to pair chocolate-coloured vinyl gloves with an otherwise perfect gown.
Anne-Marie, February 21, 2022
English singer Anne-Marie arrived at the UK Gala screening of Turning Red, in what we presume is prom dress kept pristine from the early ’90s. While this oversized bow is a trend that can’t seem to disappear, we’d be happy to trade it in for something new.
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Amber Rose, February 20, 2022
This photo of model and television personality Amber Rose could just be your average street photo. She is likely running to an appointment or perhaps heading to the grocery store. We prefer not to slam down the fashion gavel in cases such as this, but it’s never OK to wear a fake denim top. We said what we said.
Julia Fox, February 19, 2022
We love the fashion risks Julia Fox is willing to take, even after separating herself from Ye (formally known as Kanye West). And while that might be true, we can’t let her get away with these low-cut, skin-tight leather pants — and we especially can’t forgive whatever version of a t-shirt her top wants to be. Thankfully, Fox doesn’t take herself as seriously as she does fashion.
Iggy Azalea, February 19, 2022
Iggy Azalea hasn’t spent much time in the limelight after a series of controversies and conflicts beginning as early as 2012. However, this month, the Australian rapper made her way to LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas to perform. Sadly, her outfit makes a louder statement than the offensive comments that ultimately took a toll on her career.
Amy Poehler, February 15, 2022
Comedy queen Amy Poehler attended the Los Angeles premiere of her documentary Lucy And Desi in an outfit that is, unfortunately, wearing her. Long, flowy granny dresses are a part of the current state of fashion trends, but something about this baggy look just isn’t tickling the funny bone or our fashion bone either.
Katerina Tannenbaum, February 13, 2022
She may have displayed cool girl vibes during her run as Carrie’s downstairs neighbour Lisette on And Just Like That…, but this Florence Welch-inspired prairie girl dress isn’t giving off that same effect for actress Katerina Tannenbaum. Maybe it’s the jeans underneath the dress, or perhaps it’s the overplayed nature of the style. In either case, it’s not a vibe at all.
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Penélope Cruz, February 12, 2022
Penélope Cruz is a vision, but it would seem things got blurry when she arrived at the Goya Cinema Awards in this dress. It’s sweet but sweet in the way you would describe a child’s birthday party when everyone’s invited to DIY using a Bedazzler from the 1990s. If Cruz is aging backwards, we suppose this dress is right on point.
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Tinashe, February 12, 2022
For ordinary folks, the Super Bowl is an event that allows friends and family to gather around the television screen with snacks. For celebs, it’s an opportunity to show face at a long list of parties and events. That’s how Tinashe ended up at Michael Rubin’s 2022 Fanatics Super Bowl Party dressed in a faded denim vest and jeans that should have stayed buried in the 2000s.
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Heidi Klum, February 12, 2022
Let’s first acknowledge that Heidi Klum is a fierce fashion icon that can almost do no wrong, but there is something about this outfit that feels so off the mark — we can’t help but judge. And since Klum knows a thing or two about critiquing fashion on Project Runway, we don’t think she’d mind us giving this one a fail.
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Mary Elizabeth Ellis, February 8, 2022
Mary Elizabeth Ellis is known for her comedic timing on popular sitcoms like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Grinder, Perfect Couples, and of course, as Nick’s ex-girlfriend on New Girl. Unfortunately, she did not become well known for her style choices, and it showed when she stepped out to support her husband Charlie Day at the premiere of his new movie, I Want You Back.
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Gina Rodriguez, February 8, 2022
Another celebrity fashion fail witnessed at the premiere of I Want You Back comes from Jane the Virgin actress Gina Rodriguez. We understand this leather ensemble is hitting a bunch of notable trends. Still, something about buttoning it all up has us feeling just as bland as this monochromatic palette.
Griff, February 8, 2022
English singer and songwriter Griff arrived at The BRIT Awards thinking the red carpet was a race track. It’s unclear if the musician was holding up her dress for support, but since it appears to be crafted with heavy plastic vinyl, we’re willing to bet her tight hold was necessary.
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Ally Brooke, February 5, 2022
Former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke was ready to race at NASCAR’s Busch Light Clash in Los Angeles. The singer was in attendance to perform the National Anthem and channel her inner Michael Jackson, but judging by the jacket and missing glitter glove — it wasn’t much of a thriller.
Rachel Brosnahan, February 5, 2022
We don’t take pleasure in taking shots at the witty Mrs. Maisel, but with a look like this — can you really blame us? The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star, Rachel Brosnahan, appeared at the show’s season four premiere to indulge in the 1960s-themed Maisel Skate Night at the Bryant Park ice rink in New York City — but that doesn’t excuse dressing up like a canary.
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Jennifer Lopez, February 3, 2022
Our sweet Jenny from the Block can’t seem to catch a break with our fashion fail lists because here she is again this month in an outfit we can’t let slide. First of all, is snake print back? We’re still processing this pattern we hoped would remain in its grave, but the colour block denim and matching snake print pants and shoes are enough to send us over the edge.
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Martha Stewart, February 2, 2022
Martha Stewart might be the queen of selfies, but we’d prefer if she didn’t aspire to be the queen of leather pants, too. Listen, it’s not that she’s failed entirely with this outfit, but something about leather pants that seem like they are attached to matching leather shoes is, in our opinion, a fashion fail.
Chanel West Coast, February 1, 2022
Chanel West Coast hasn’t left her mark on the red carpet in quite some time, but there’s nothing like a Jackass Forever movie reboot to bring out nostalgic celebrities. The Ridiculousness co-host was dressed for the races when she arrived on the scene to support Johnny Knoxville and his rebel castmates, and it’s safe to say she barely crossed the finish line with this sporty look.
Ariana DeBose, February 1, 2022
Ariana DeBose might be hitting a high note for her portrayal of Anita in Steven Spielberg’s recent adaption of West Side Story, but it would seem she missed a beat with this look. DeBose attempted to be the cherry on top of a fashionable moment at the EE Rising Star Award nominations event, and somehow things went a bit more sour than sweet.
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Sophia Ali, January 31, 2022
Actress Sophia Ali confused us when she appeared at the Los Angeles premiere of Moonfall in a baby pink gingham dress and chunky shoes. The dress looks similar to something a high student would craft in their home economic class, which is to say it lacks an ‘it’ factor it desperately needs. Based on the look on her face, we think Ali knows we’re right.