Fashion Disasters: Our Worst Nightmare–Peplum Leggings–Have Arrived

Pixie Lott attends The Q Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 21, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)The 2013 Q Awards took place in London this afternoon, celebrating the UK’s best and brightest (and most platinum) music industry stars. Because it’s a music awards ceremony, of course, red carpet fashion spanned from strangely stuffy and formal to… out there.
But, while flipping through the usual British pop stars in the pop star finery, we came upon something truly unimaginable.

Truly… unspeakable.

Truly…

Pixie Lott attends The Q Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 21, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)Peplum leggings.

The woman up there is Pixie Lott. The British singer–known for a string of number ones, dressing in an outrageous enough fashion and appearing in endless lists of Hottest Women ranked by the gatekeepers at ladmags like FHM–turned up on the red carpet wearing (say it again!) peplum leggings. In gingham.

Let’s have a close-up:

Pixie Lott attends The Q Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel on October 21, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)Now, it’s impossible to consider this look without being reminded of Kim Kardashian‘s infamous maternity peplum pants—the reigning champ for the fashion world’s worst peplum ever. But even though Lott’s are not the worst of the worst, they’re still awe-inspiringly bad. Not helping matters are the faux-leather crop top and giant platform Mary Janes.

…Of course, there’s no real way to accessorize peplum leggings. It’s not like the right minimal top and beautiful shoes are going to make them work. They will remain peplum leggings. There’s just nothing you can do.

(All photos via Getty)

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    • Muggle

      Someone please shoot ALL the peplums and put them out of our misery, kthx.

    • Julia Sonenshein

      WHYYYYYYYY?

    • Anne Marie Hawkins

      Those leggings are one good twirl away from being one of those optical illusions, except when you unfocus your eyes it won’t be a dolphin, it will be lettering saying “I have no taste.”

    • LynnKell

      The first image is fun, when you scroll it up and down it looks like a 3D image. Anyways, those leggings are hideous.

      • Muggle

        Whooooa. @_@

    • Holly

      Literally the only thing I know about fashion is that I don’t like peplums. However, they do remind me of these amazing pants I had as a kid in the 80′s. They were pants, with a shirt on top. Not the cliche skirt over tights look from the 80′s. Actually, non-tight knit pants with a mid thigh skirt on top. Mine were teal. I wore them with a white t-shirt that had had mirrors and sparkly puffy paint all over it and wore a neon orange shirt tie ring thing on the side. I’m certain that this was the point that I looked my most wonderful.

    • Muggle

      I gotta say, I love how we’re all so appalled at the peplum leggings that we seemed to have totally missed the fact she’s wearing a sports bra with them.

    • Madi

      Husband sees picture: “Oooh she’s got like a cape on her pants.” True statement.

    • Joyf

      I could have gone my whole life without seeing this.

      On second thought, I’m having the BEST hate-gasm right now …