The 15 Absolute Tackiest, Ugliest, and Most Horrifying Fashion Disasters Of 2013

miley cyrus fashion disaster

Oh gosh. This has been a great year, but not necessarily for celebrity fashion. I think my colleagues and I uniquely have jobs that expose us to celebrity fashion fails more regularly than the average person, and I think I speak for all of us when I say it’s a privilege and honor.

Of course, compiling this list was a huge challenge, since 2013 gave us the year of Miley Cyrus in high cut leotards, cutouts, neon, and more godforsaken peplums. At least two celebrities appear on the list twice, because I simply couldn’t make a decision.

While I feel badly snarking on non-famous women who dress poorly (ahem, I’ve been known to make some mistakes), I really struggle to find any sympathy for these celebrities who have teams of people working to make them look beautiful. Then, of course, I wonder what happened on the following occasions–did stylists just fall down on the job? Did their celebrity clients go rogue? We’ll never know, but we can at least enjoy the fall out.

15. Lindsay Lohan at Jingle Ball

Lindsay Lohan Z100 jingle ball at MSG

I want to like this because I want the best for her, but I can’t figure out what possessed her to wear her fanciest boots and ugliest sleep-shirt.

14. Rihanna at the Chanel Haute Couture Show

Rihanna attends the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2013-2014 at Grand Palais on July 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

What the shit is this? A floor length cardigan and nothing else? No seriously, what is this?

13. Kristen Stewart as the new face of Chanel

kristen stewart chanelOh, goodness. Crop top. Wide legged orange trousers. Sweater tied around hips. It might sound amazing on paper (and it sure doesn’t), but wow this look completely boggles the mind.

12. The Entire Kardashian Family in their Kristmas Kard

kardashian christmas card 2

This whole thing was a freaking nightmare. Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, and Khloe Kardashian Odom all looked whatever, but it was really Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, and Kendall Jenner really stole the show. However, nobody, and I mean nobody, came even close to reaching the catastrophic levels of poor Bruce Jenner.

11. Kat Von D at her book signingKat Von D seen at Barnes and Noble book store in New York City

Oh wow. That zipper just goes all the way down, doesn’t it?

10. Madonna at the Billboard Music Awards

Madonna poses in the press room during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

I think it’s the demure center part that makes this poetry.

9. Miley Cyrus at the IHeartRadio Music Festival

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Of all the components here–the mesh dress, the the black pasties, the strappy fake turtleneck catastrophe–the worst thing has to be the furry arms. Right?

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    • Lindsey Conklin

      YES. times 15. I think the featured image of Miley was the absolute worst

    • Anne Marie Hawkins

      Ok I actually love Elizabeth Banks’ outfit from the Met Gala. Compared to KStew and Miley, she was taking a lot of risk but actually pulling it off

    • E. D.

      Where’s the Kim Kardashian swallowed-a-sofa deal from the Met Gala?

    • Sarah Hollowell

      There were several of these where I was like, “Okay, if I stop on the torso and just don’t scroll down and pretend nothing else exists, this is kind of cool! Don’t scroll. Don’t do it. You’ll regret it so much.”

    • Diane Bellora

      Why isn’t that disaster of a dress with the sheer side panels that Gwyneth Paltrow wore on this list?