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.
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:
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)