Best & worst dressed celebrities

23:33, Jun 12 2014
The week's best & worst dressed
THE BAD, BUT I LOVE IT: I officially hate everything about this Berocca-coloured sequin-tastic mermaid gown - it concurrently reminds me of a pumpkin, Rainbow Brite's hair and a bad 80s prom gown - but I just can't help it, Fran Drescher's taffeta nightmare makes me happy. It's probably just because she radiates joy. PS: Can we all agree that Fran plays Nigella in the Broadway musical of Lawson's life (the latter years)?
The week's best & worst dressed
THE BAD: I'm cautious about saying anything as, being a Damages fan, Glenn Close scares and delights me in equal measure, but even the goddess that is Glennie can't make crinkled culottes happen. The proportions here are mind boggling: it's like her shorts have gout. PS: Also note how her lace top flap can be opened or closed. I think if the bottom half was a cute skirt or some cigarette pants we'd be in business, and the flap would be a cute detail. But culotte-gate is muddying even the most novel of necklines.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE BAD: I think the fact we can see the groin tattoo of LaLa Anthony is all we need to justify this as a bad. This boob-and-thigh ho-down of a dress is Alexander McQueen by the way. Then, the next day, Lala stepped out in a gorgeous black dress with a stunner of a necklace, proving just how amazing she can look when she's not exposing her most intimate of tats. PS: Lala is a DJ, the bestie of Kim K and wife of NBA star Carmelo Anthony.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE BAD: Neve Campbell walked down this red carpet with her clutch across her crotch (seriously, the whole time, there are about 20 photos of her, and all boast the clutch crotch cover trick). Well, can you blame her?! It's one thing wearing a floral legging that stops just below the knee, but it's quite something else wearing floral leggings that are tight at the knee but bunchy at the crotch. Crotch + bunch = not aspirational. PS: I just googled her and she's now 40?! She must be taking the lizard blood anti-ageing potion Jane Fonda's been mainlining for decades.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE BAD: At first this is just an averagely-bad Paris Hilton look, but then we spy completely unnecessary use of that dreaded nude mesh that makes it look like she's been slashed at on the way to the party. Plus, Paris needs to hire a new fake-tan artiste, as her arm's gone a bit ombre on us - her shoulder's Californian Sunshine, her hand Valentino's Leathery Old Face.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE BAD: At first glance I thought, hmmm maybe Rita Ora's kind of pulling off this avian-tastic dress by Jamie Lee, but then my brain managed to digest all the elements and I realised it was a firm no. First things first, what's with the early 2000 Jennifer Lopez music video hair extensions? (Imagine the tension headache). Secondly, when the eye is drawn straight to the nude crotch of your bodysuit, I think the whole design concept needs to be re-thought. Where was Tim Gunn when we needed him? Thirdly, perhaps one ought to choose between high-necked lace, thigh fringe and hip bling - all at once is a tad much.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE BAD: I think if Drew Barrymore had worn this when eight months pregnant, I could have gotten on board in a boho-maternity kind of way, but as a non-pregnant 49-year-old, Sarah Jessica Parker is not managing to pull off this Schiaparelli cold-shouldered dress. I love her, and I love that she takes risks, but upcycled curtains that have weird droopy shoulders that make it look like you do not posses a torso is not a risk that will ever pay off.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: First things first, whoever applied Alesha Dixon's blusher deserves a medal (whenever I try to 'contour' I just look stripy and a bit odd). Secondly, how stunning does she look in this crop top, maxi skirt combo? Formal/casual-wise, it's a good compromise between evening gown and cocktail dress for an afternoon premiere. This whole look is designed by Suzanne Neville (who's more of a bridal designer) and in my opinion it's all about the gorgeous draping on that skirt. Lovely.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: I miss Anna Gunn now that Breaking Bad is behind us and, while I'm stoked for her that she's been cast in US Broadchurch remake Gracepoint I won't be watching it for two reasons. A) I've seen Broadchurch, so know the twist. Ew, ew, ew, that shocker stayed with me for quite a while. B) I'm peeved that they re-cast David Tennant in the American version but not Olivia Coleman because, quite clearly, she was the best thing in the whole show. Okay, now that I've got that rant out of the way, let's focus on how graceful Anna looks in this Jenny Packham gown - she really suits capped sleeves, and I adore the beading.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: Jane Freaking Fonda, you complete me. The 76-year-old looks all class in this Vera Wang gown. Often, when I put her in best I don't actually like the gown that much - it's some beaded, lilac Versace job with a chiffon scarf - but it still needs to be in good as she makes it look so great. In this instance, however, I wholeheartedly love everything: the combination of textures and the black and white simplicity means this is a classic gown that will never go out of style (it's like Julia Roberts' vintage Oscars Valentino, but the 70-something-year-olds version).
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: The fact it looks like Jennifer Morrison is standing outside a castle just adds to the whole fairy princess vibe this Georges Hobeika couture gown is giving off. I absolutely love this. The floral appliques around the neckline are divine, the dusk pink colour works perfectly against her skin tone and the ballet bun was the perfect hair decision - long flowing locks would have just been too Disney. Win, win, win. Appropriate that she's the star of Once Upon A Time.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: While I'm not 100 per cent sold on the silver shoes with the gold jewels, I do appreciate that she's not being too matchy-matchy. Metallic clash aside, Jessica Alba looks fresh and gorgeous in this Preen dress. I love the lattice cut outs, dig this more orangey-red (I swear this colour is flattering on everyone) and adore her hair. Granted, Jess Alba could be in best dressed every week as she always looks good ... FYI, she fired her old stylist Brad Goreski late last year and is now using Emily Current and Merritt Elliott (yes, of Current Elliott jeans).
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: Patricia Clarkson, 54, is 100 per cent bombshell in this red satin Dolce & Gabbana gown. I love the nipped in waist effect that the bodice's draping achieves, and adore when redheads wear red. I love this woman.
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: Queen Maxima of The Netherlands turned up to an A-list wedding (her brother's in fact) wearing this design by Jan Taminiau couture - while I'm not a fan of the medieval coin purse of a bag, that lilac cape and the gorgeous sweetheart neckline on that beautifully embellished gown make this nothing but a win for me. Bow down. This is definite upstage-the-bride material: can you imagine living in a universe in which this is appropriate sister-in-law of the bride material?!
The week's best & worst dressed
THE GOOD: Tina Fey is a babe.com in this Oscar de la Renta. I love that she styled it with a simple bun, and am pleased to see someone wear a mermaid-style well. Also, navy and gold are the best of friends and play very well together.

The goods this week blew us away. We have queens, princess-chic and more. The bads? One word. Culottes. 

We haven't touched upon the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards (which was basically a study in mini dresses) as we're all over that here

In this weekly fashion fest we only bring you the horrors and the hits from the red carpets and only cover events where celebrities know they'll be snapped and critiqued for their fashion (so no Britney leaving Maccas in her trackies.) Why? Well because all humans - even celebs - should be allowed to look rubbish while packing a Quarter Pounder (testify!).

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