Earlier this week, Lily Collins stopped by the premiere of her new movie, The Mortal Instruments, wearing yet another cutout dress. Having covered so many examples of the remarkably banal trend, we finally just got sick of it all and declared them dumb. Or at least, frequently in very poor taste–they’re extremely popular with unapologetic fameballs for a reason.
Thus, we were inspired to wrangle up a collection of our least favorites, from recent disasters to some classic all-time worsts. Enjoy?
Lindsay Lohan promoted Liz & Dick in a spectacularly awful satin dress with breast jewels, though the problems don’t end there.
Kelly Rowland wore much fashion tape that day!
Call it what you will–cutout, “boob window,” “breast pane.” Katy Perry looks like Morticia Adams at a key party.
Anja Rubik reminded everyone how naked she was under her dress at the Met Gala.
AnnaLynne McCord overdoes it with Charlie’s Angels hair and sparkly Jill Stuart. …Paired with equally sparkly slingbacks, of course.
They get worse…
From that time a vagina was flashed on the red carpet: not sure if this qualifies as a “cutout,” “inexplicable sheer panel” or simply “the worst.”
More boob windows.
Even Beyonce is vulnerable to their terrible appeal!
Lady Gaga is a serious artist now, so she wears bizarre leather maxi dresses.
Irina Shayk in a dress that epitomizes everything we dislike about the Roberto Cavalli aesthetic.
Paz Vega‘s massive WTF at Cannes.
We hate this deeply.
We hate this more.
We saved our pick for Worst Ever last: Jennifer Lopez attends the 2009 BAFTAs in Pucci.
SPECIAL BONUS ROUND: No, it’s not a dress (it’s a jumpsuit)–but Eliza Doolittle‘s look needed to be included here.
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