Earlier this week, we admitted that we didn’t despise neon as much as we once did–because its popularity has petered out in a big since its peak ubiquity in 2012.
…But, while searching for examples of successful neon looks–many of which we found!–we also came across all the ones that made us fear and loath it in the first place. Fergie, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha and more ahead.
Fergie, at the Grammys in Jean Paul Gaultier.
Katy Perry, dressed like a chew toy.
And again, but more sophisticated.
Ke$ha gives no fucks about being included here.
Leona Lewis in a look that will surely be trotted out on VH1’s inevitable I <3 The Teens and all the talking heads will joke about that time when everyone wore neon and crop tops.
Which brings us to Nicki Minaj, looking like Daenerys Targaryen emerging from a Lisa Frank trapper keeper, phoenix-like.
And you know what? Fuck it. We actually like how all of these looks embrace their own ridiculousness–Nicki Minaj wore this look to sit front row at the Carolina Herrera show while sitting directly beside Anna Wintour.
In other words, the neon trend gave us this:
Viva la neon.
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