Even the cream of the acting crop sometimes opt for a fashion flop. Consider these Oscar red carpet fashion faux pas for example.
Normally we can't get enough of Emma Stone, and this dress is almost no exception. The color suits her and it has a peekaboo front that splits open. Unfortunately, it's so billowy that split is completely lost and even if it weren't, one's eyes can't help but be drawn to the enormous bow on her shoulder.
In 2009, Beyonce appeared in a body-hugging blunder. With a weird knee-bulge, an odd bodice and a brocade fabric nearing upholstery weight, this mermaid dress sunk the songstress.
Kristen Wiig was hilarious in "Bridesmaids" and rightfully earned an Oscar nomination for the movie's screenplay in 2012, but she attended the festivities looking like she was wearing a feather duster.
Jane Seymour looks great even in her 60s, but this number, which she wore to the 2012 Academy Awards, is just a little too Las Vegas showgirl for the Oscars.
The dress itself is great, but between the helmet hair and the cape, we're not quite sure what Gwyneth Paltrow was going for overall with this red carpet look in 2012.
Between the swooped back hair and the burst of feathers at the neckline of this dress, Sharon Stone came away looking like an avian version of Cruella de Vil in 2011.
Ever wonder how many lace doilies had to give up their lives for Melissa Leo's 2011 Oscar gown?
Though some critics found Cate Blanchett's 2011 gown fashion-forward thinking, the over-beaded homely concoction mostly makes it look like she's wearing a big lace picture frame on her chest.
Diane Kruger looks great at the 2010 Oscars, but it's despite -- not because of -- her gown, which more resembles some sort of paper mache art school project depicting a dying swan.
From the messy beehive hairdo to the ill-fitting sheet of a dress with its over-adorned neckline, Sarah Jessica Parker wasn't exactly wowing them on the red carpet in 2010.
Top actors don't always look dashing. In fact, Philip Seymour Hoffman looked downright dowdy in 2009 when he declined to brush his hair or remove his knit hat.
In 2009, Jessica Biel joined the worst-dressed pantheon by donning a dress that featured a dumpy, off-the-bust bow that was awkward instead of ornate.
In 2009, Amy Adams affected a lady-in-red look with corseting details that would have been sumptuous if her dress hadn't tucked into her bust like a bod-stifling bib.
Anyone who has wondered what a dress inspired by Dijon mustard and sea anemones would look like needs only look at Sophia Loren's 2009 Oscar outfit.
Viggo Mortensen is a man who can pull off a number of facial hair fashions, but his 2008 Oscar façade was more historical than handsome.
Tilda Swinton is renowned for her avant-guarde style, but this asymmetrical velvet smock is an awful gaffe that leaves her looking glum and gaunt.
In 2007, actresses Anika Noni Rose and Jennifer Hudson posed for a fashion foible 2-4-1. Pockets, fake snake-skin boleros and sequin-only gowns are Oscar fashion taboos.
After flaunting fantastical frocks in "Marie Antoinette," Kirsten Dunst disappointed fashion critics in 2007 by donning a too-detailed dress with a wonky feathered bottom.
In 2006, Charlize Theron arrived on the red carpet in a sea of satin adorned with a bow so big it would make an '80s prom-goer blush. The effect is heavy, not haute.
Some things will never belong on the red carpet. Pom-pom hems and crotch-hovering, tasseled fanny packs are two of those things. Unfortunately, Lauren Hutton wore both in 2006.
In 2005, Maggie Gyllenhaal appeared to have fallen into a mud puddle on her way to the Academy Awards. Only the campy disco-ball belt escaped the slip unscathed.
Even Antonio Banderas knew Melanie Griffith's 2005 dress that featured a nude panel covering her back was a flub; although, the plastic-looking paisley fabric may have been worse.
Robin Williams is a funny man, but there was nothing funny about his Oscar attire in 2005. The neon pink shirt, oversized coat and too-small bow tie are serious slips.
The normally scintillating Scarlet Johansson looked rather sloppy in sable in 2005. The uneven off-the-shoulder cuffs and built-in aprons looked more homely than high fashion.
In 2004, Uma Thurman's attire earned a fair few "worst dressed" nominations. The wafting white and turquoise satin fastened vest veered away from Boho-chic and into Boho "yeek."
Though nominated for best actress in 2004, Diane Keaton opted for bland, body-masking menswear and a bowler hat that went beyond androgynous and into awful.
Ladies, it is OK to go up a size, and Jennifer Garner proved that in 2003 with this suffocating powder-blue dress with a bursting bustier that left red marks from the too-taut straps.
Though some go over the top with Oscar styles, some -- like Jennifer Connelly in 2002 -- don't go far enough. From the neck up, she's fab. Below, the beige barrage is dirty-dishwater drab.
Faith Hill seemed to be channeling "The Rainbow Fish" in 2002 when she arrived in this scaled, pastel gown that was far more childish than chic.
In 2002, Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow offered this double hit, with Diaz languishing within a sloppy symphony of silk fabrics and Paltrow not much better in frumpy, gothic garb with an elastic waistband.
Bjork committed the most infamous Oscar fashion faux pas in 2001 when she sported a swan-shaped dress atop brassiere-revealing, bejeweled nylon.
Fringe, capelets, and beads, oh my! Kate Hudson's 2001 Oscar look had too many ostentatious elements. The cowgirl fringe and oriental collar proved distracting, not divine.
The drab Versace dress Angelina Jolie donned in 2000 was a dark, figure-swamping flop -- but she got plenty of attention when she kissed her brother on stage after winning her Oscar.
You've come to expect bizarre fashions from Cher, but even she went a bit far with this outfit in 1986. We just wonder what Don Ameche, a winner for "Cocoon," was thinking at the time.
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