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27 Worst Dressed Stars At The 2014 Met Gala And The 33 Dresses They Should Have Worn To The Red Carpet
Every year, the Met Gala presents celebrities the chance to take fashion risks and to impress the world with their every bit of glitz and glamour. Yet, while some stars sparkled their way through the red carpet, some just fell flat.
For this year’s red carpet, I have compiled a list of 27 (reportedly) worst dressed celebrities. And to up the game, I am suggesting a couple of options that the celebrities could and should have worn to the Met Gala.
1. Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
Lupita had always impressed me with her bold, daring take on fashion, but this 1920s flapper style look just crossed the boundary for me. And with that headband? No, no, no. Big no.
Lupita, what about this green metallic piece?
Fouad Sarkis S/S 14.
Or this from Jean Louis Sabaji S/S 2014?
Lupita would look amazing in this bright orange piece.
2. Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli
I thought the dress looks cute on her but many beg to differ.
This is how the dress actually looks like on the runway.
Giambattista Valli S/S 2014.
From the same Giambattista Valli Collection, this might do a better job.
This longer dress definitely makes the overall look more formal and classy. I like the shape of this dress – the puffed up hip area – and that there is a black belt around the waist. I think the problem with the previous dress is that there is a large pattern around the waist area, making the trunk of the body appear thicker than usual, and thus, less flattering. It’s all about the optical illusion. I think the blue of this dress will make Lena really pretty.
3. Emma Stone in Thakoon
I absolutely adore this whole ensemble. It’s young, fresh, very cute, but it’s also a little too casual for such a grand event like the Met Gala. The braid adds on further sweetness to Emma’s overall aura, but I thought she would look better…
… in this, from Rami Kadi’s Le Royaume Enchanté” Collection.
In this piece, Emma Stone would too be showing off her beautiful shoulders and slim waist. And the gown ends off so stunningly at the bottom with those beautiful flowing blooms!
4. Margot Robbie looks like she’s got some serious business meeting that requires her to expose her bra.
This would be a better white-black combination, wouldn’t it?
Zuhair Murad F/W 2014/15.
5. I love Dianna Agron but she is NOT looking cute in this:
This dress has great details and certainly tells a story, but that purple neckline just killed it (in the bad way).
I am saving Dianna with this:
Purple does look good on Dianna, so I choose to give her more of it in this Rami Kadi piece from the Le Gala Des Mystères Collection.
6. Lea Michele in Altuzarra
“Lea Michele, just because you have a tony-award winning voice, doesn’t mean you need to dress like one.” – Huffington Post
Well, the dress is gorgeous, but Lea Michele (I absolutely love you!) just isn’t bombshell enough to pull this off I think. Perhaps a diva like Mariah Carey (speaking of whom, why was she not at the Met Gala??) with a much more voluptuous body can bring this golden piece to its full glory.
I choose this for Lea Michele:
It is sexy, playful and glamorous. Rami Kadi’s S/S 2012 Collection.
7. Kate Upton looks rather uncomfortable in this body-hugging, corseted gown.
Is she breathing even?
I choose this for her from Elie Saab S/S 2014:
There is the right amount of lace and the right amount of glitz in this, and it is less bottom heavy too.
But if she’s wearing this…
From Rami Kadi’s Le Royaume Enchanté” Collection.
This is a much more interesting gown with a story to tell.
9. Kate Holmes in Marchesa
Kate, with her tousled hair and tired-looking make-up, makes this beautiful, bright yellow Marchesa piece look like a giant dying flower. i’m so sad right now I can’t even…
Kate Holmes could have gone for something lighter, with a brighter makeup and more elaborate hairdo.
From Ezra Couture S/S 2014.
10. Shailene Woodley looks like a sad, sad autumn when spring isn’t even over yet.
This piece is quite a unique piece, but just not suitable for the red carpet. What was her stylist thinking!???
Shailene would have totally owned that red carpet in THIS:
From Rami Kadi S/S 2012 Collection.
11. Elizabeth Olsen needs to fire her stylist right now.
The hair and makeup are really beautiful though. (Sad face)
Please dItch that short dress and go for this instead.
Rami Kadi’s Le Royaume Enchanté Collection.
12. Mary-Kate and 13. Ashley Olsen are looking way too serious.
They are in vintage Chanel and vintage Gianfranco Ferre, which are great pieces. But those pieces on them just look too heavy and overwhelming.
This from Zuhair Murad F/W 2014/15 could be a better option for the red carpet.
All covered up but still so, so sexy.
Or this by Basil Soda S/S 2014:
The embellishment on the sleeves are amazing.
14. Rashida Jones in Tory Burch
This dress makes her look way too old and boring. The design is not cutting-edge enough. And what’s with the hospital-blue hem?
This dress is from Tony Ward’s latest F/W 2014/15 Collection:
This piece has great details for the upper body and perfect, elegant folds till the hem of the dress.
15. Maggie Gyllenhaal in Valentino
An outstanding piece by Valentino but I don’t think Maggie managed to shine in it. She is kind of overwhelmed by the patterns and colors.
A better choice would be this from Abed MahfouzF/W 2013/14:
Maggie would look naturally gorgeous in this shimmering brown dress. I would definitely throw in a very bejeweled, glittery clutch for her and some yellow diamonds on her hands.
16. Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann
In something that made her look rather stiff…
She could have done THIS:
From Rami Kadi’s Le Gala Des Mysteres Collection.
It’s definitely a more interesting and delicate fabric.
17. Kirsten Dunst is not werking it in this Rodartepiece.
Is she wearing the art or is the art wearing her?
This Elib Saab dress might be better choice.
Elie Saab F/W 2014/15
It’s fun, it has more colors and looks more lively.
Or this, which has a similar one-shoulder design.
Also from Elie Saab S/S 2014.
This may be slightly plain, since it’s all black. But it’s classy and the fabric is flowing. With the right metallic accessories, this look can be really classic. It’s a rather safe choice, though.
18. Rachel McAdams tries to bore us to death.
The dress looks rather formless on her, and I’m a sucker for embellishment, so this piece doesn’t cut it for me at all. At least not for the Met Gala’s red carpet.
Rachel, take a little more risk with this:
This is also from Rami Kadi’s Le Royaume Enchanté” Collection
19. Solange Knowles looks way too heavy in this:
Not cute at all, gurl.
But she will definitely look cuter in this:
Rami Kadi S/S 2012. This tight fitting, delicately cut one-piece is young and playful yet classy.
20. Lily Allen is not winning in this.
She looks like she’s rolled up in a strawberry-flavor layered cake that’d turned moldy. Not cute.
I think the concept of the dress is beautiful, but Lily allen isn’t the right fit to give the dress its best shape.
Lily Allen would go better with this different yet similar piece.
From Mireille Dagher Couture S/S/ 2014. This dress has a similar greyish color theme, and also plays with details but in a freer and more mystical fashion. It has the same design for the neckline and the sleeves but much more hugging. This is definitely a much sexier choice for Lily Allen with her black hair up.
21. Kristen Stewart does NOT look like she likes what she’s wearing.
A darn stunning piece by Chanel that could have been a show-stopper, but Kristen Stewart just isn’t channeling much charm or confidence in it. She doesn’t seem like she’s feeling the outfit.
This is from Elie Saab F/W 2014/15 Collection.
This dress might be a better choice for Kristen. Its simplicity draws people’s attention to the person who’s wearing it. In the feathery, complex Chanel piece, Kristen only looks overwhelmed. I think she will look more at ease in this Elie Saabpiece.
Kristen can totally work this:
With her stern, bored, unsmiling face.
22. Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
I absolutely love this dress by LV for its intricacy, but Michelle Williams look like a little girl in it. Very underwhelming.
Michelle would have pulled this off very elegantly.
Zuhair Murad F/W 2014/15.
23. Hayden Panettiere is in Dennis Basso.
The print of this gown is very sweet and the colors are lovely (thought kind of resembles Oscar de la Renta’s style, don’t you think so too?) but Hayden is looking slightly chunky and not-so-young in it.
A black band by the waist and more daring, outstanding prints would work the magic.
Giambattista Valli S/S 14.
24. Jessica Pare in Michael Kors
Beautiful dress, but somehow she is just not pulling it off. I love her hair and makeup, but the dress might be too distracting perhaps.
If the pattern on the dress is more structured…
This is from Fouad Sarkis’ S/S 2014 Collection.
25. Chrissy Teigen in Ralph Lauren
Everyone’s complaining about that fluff around her neck. Everyone.
Chrissy could go with this more bionic look which has great details and segmentation.
From Rani Zakhem F/W 2014/15.
This outfit pays much more attention to the texture and cutting. It also has a ‘darker’ feel to it as compared to Chrissy’s original fluffy-neck dress.
Or this piece from House of Ronald F/W 2014/15 Collection.
This look is lighter and less serious than the previous one. it seems really comfortable too.
26. Janelle Monae in Tadashi Shoji
The blood-red cloak by Tadashi Shoji is brilliant, but the white-black-red combination complicates things a little. This look is definitely one of its kind and stands out on the red carpet. Having said that, the white in the outfit IMO distracts us from the focus piece, which is the cloak.
Anyway, this is from Nicolas Jebran F/W 2013/14.
This is the most similar piece I can find to that Tadashi shoji cloak.
I’m not saying which is a better piece. I just think that this model pulls off this massive piece of beautifully embroidered fabric pretty well.
27. Victoria Beckham in her own design.
I think it’s simple, clean and classy. But many news outlet think otherwise, saying it’s ill-fitting and boring.
This modern, white piece is from Georges Chakra S/S 2014 Collection.
The cut is very impressive and well-fitting.
I would also love to see Victoria Beckham in THIS:
From Tony Ward F/W 2014/15.
She would be able to pull this off so well.