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

miley cyrus fashion disaster

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?

8. Ke$ha at the American Music Awards 


Meghan coined the term “janties” in reference to these jean panties, which are a visual assault that’s almost unparalleled in the denim bottom-wear world. Are those plastic beads on the fringe? Like the crap I used to craft with as a child?

7. Kristen Stewart at the Met Gala

Kristen Stewart attends the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City.

Oh gosh. Where to begin? As Ashley noted when we first covered this nightmare, we’re working with “two solid feet of deep camel toe.” It looks like she has a fan in her pelvis region à la a sumo suit which keeps the labia puffed out.

6. Kaley Cuoco at the Spike TV Guy’s Choice Awards

CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 08: Actors David Spade presents an award to Kaley Cuoco onstage during Spike TV's Guys Choice 2013 at Sony Pictures Studios on June 8, 2013 in Culver City, California.

When did Kaley Cuoco have time to rob a life-size Barbie’s closet and stick her head into a leaf blower?

5. Jenna Jameson

Jenna Jameson

I’m seriously going to need help making sense of all this. Really.

4. Miley Cyrus at the Launch of the new Myspace (yeah, Myspace)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Actress/recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the Myspace Event at the El Rey Theatre on June 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

It was really hard to narrow down Cyrus’ worst looks for obvious reasons, but these baggy two-tone jeans AND pointy pumps are insult and injury.

3. Maggie Gyllenhaalpremiere of White House Down

Maggie Gyllenhaal's fashion disaster: crocheted peplum dress by Christian Dior

Help. Help me. This is a crocheted peplum. It looks like a blanket your great grandmother made to passive aggressively give to someone she hated, because dying and haunting their home simply isn’t vindictive enough.

2. Elizabeth Banks, the Met Gala

Elizabeth Banks attends the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City.It says a lot when your fringed, leopard-print sandals aren’t the worst part of your outfit.

And the number one Fashion Disaster of all of 2013?

1. It has to be Justin Bieberliterally always.

Justin Bieber departs his hotel wearing a yellow studded baseball hat

Bieber is the front runner in the world competition for Fashion Disaster Daily, but I think these Zubaz-like sweats have to be the worst offender. Or are they?