The Biggest Red Carpet Fails Of The 2019 Awards Show Season

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The 2019 awards show season was filled with a huge variety of red carpet fashion this year. From the experimental Grammys red carpet to the elegant Oscars, we definitely saw quite a wide range when it came to style. Unfortunately, this wasn’t always for the better, and there were a few red carpet ensembles in 2019 that left us totally confused and definitely disappointed. Follow along as we recap the biggest red carpet fails from the 2019 awards show season:

23. Melissa McCarthy, Golden Globes

We absolutely love Melissa McCarthy, but we have to admit, we aren’t the biggest fans of this purple look she wore on the Golden Globes red carpet. The dress had a super overpowering silhouette with all the ruffles and tiers which detracted from her beauty rather than enhancing it. We also aren’t the biggest fans of the star detailing across the bust which seemed a little childish.

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22. Rachel Brosnahan, BAFTA Awards

Rachel Brosnahan almost had a winning red carpet look for this year’s BAFTA Awards, except for one detail detracted from her look –the oversized bow on the front! It felt unnecessary and took away from the stunning emerald satin dress, which is why we were quite let down by this look.


21. Nicole Kidman, Critics’ Choice Awards

Nicole Kidman had an unfortunate miss at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards wearing a monochrome Armani Privé dress. While we love the sleek shape of this dress, the unsightly white ruffle along the skirt was quite distracting and unnecessary. Kidman tends to be unpredictable when it comes to her fashion, but we had higher expectations for the Critics’ Choice Awards after her stunning wine-colored Golden Globes look.

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20. Lily Collins, BAFTA Awards

Lily Collins had a fashion miss at this year’s BAFTA Awards where she stepped out wearing a deep blue dress paired with a matching jacket. We were quite disappointed with this look since the jacket hid all the details of the dress. We would have much preferred if this look skipped on the jacket to allow the details of the skirt to shine.


19. Linda Cardellini, Oscars

We were quite baffled by this magenta ruffled look worn by Linda Cardellini on the Oscars red carpet. The oversized and overly foofy dress totally drowned her and felt quite over the top. From the ruffles to the bow to the color, we just couldn’t get on board with this look.

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18. Alison Brie, Golden Globes

Alison Brie is another Golden Globes star that left us a little disappointed with her look! The star opted for a powder blue tulle dress that was sheer at the top and put her black bedazzled bra on full display. The revealing look seemed more suiting for a more casual awards show than the glamorous Golden Globes.

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17. Lupita Nyong’o, SAG Awards

Lupita Nyong’o is typically always one of the best-dressed women when it comes to awards show fashion. She’s a trailblazer in the fashion industry, which is why we were all the more disappointed with her choice of attire for the SAG Awards. The top seemed to hit her at an unflattering height and the combination of the sheer skirt and structured top felt quite random and as if they didn’t properly flow together.

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16. Charlize Theron, Oscars

We have high expectations for Charlize Theron when she hits the red carpet, but we, unfortunately, weren’t thrilled with her choice of dress for the 2019 Oscars. The look didn’t feel properly tailored to her body, especially with the cuffed sleeves, and it wasn’t the most flattering option for her statuesque figure.

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15. Maren Morris, Grammys

Country star Maren Morris stepped out at the 2019 Grammy awards wearing a gown designed by Galia Lahav. While we actually don’t mind this muted dusty purple gown, the shoulder detail of the lime green embellishment totally clashed and detracted from the dress.


14. Anne Hathaway, Golden Globes

As much as we love cheetah print, we’re not sure it has a place on the red carpet! Anne Hathaway took a big risk when she stepped out at the 2019 Golden Globes wearing this bold full-length cheetah look. She definitely looks fierce in the Ellie Saab number, but overall it was quite the fashion misstep.

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13. Maggie Gyllenhaal, Critics’ Choice Awards

We were quite puzzled when we saw Maggie Gyllenhaal’s dress of choice at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards. The silky Prada gown was a bizarre shade of light greenish-yellow and the sleeve detailing left many fashion critics quite underwhelmed.

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12. Emma Stone, SAG Awards

We have to admit we were quite disappointed with this look worn by Emma Stone at the 2019 SAG Awards. Firstly, the star was almost unrecognizable after dropping her signature red tresses and switching to a dark brunette. We also weren’t the biggest fans of her jumpsuit look that featured ill-fitting trousers and a bizarre neck detail that wasn’t the most flattering.

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11. Olivia Munn, Critics’ Choice Awards

Olivia Munn had a highly questionable polka dot moment at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards. The star opted for a disastrous black and white look that was anything but simple. From the ruffles to the varying sized polka dots to the heavy sash, this look seemed to have everything, but not in a flattering way.

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10. Alison Brie, SAG Awards

Of all the looks from the 2019 SAG Awards, we have to admit we were the most disappointed with this look worn by Alison Brie. While the dramatic bow detail along the back of the dress looked pretty from behind, from the front it resembled a strange set of wings. We love the sleek shape of this little black dress, but the detailing on the back was totally distracting.

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9. Judy Greer, Golden Globes

Masculine tuxedo dressing is one of our favorite looks for women to wear on the red carpet, but Judy Greer totally missed the mark with this trend at the 2019 Golden Globes. The wide leg pants drowned her figure and the tuxedo and bow tie combo was far too sharp and harsh.

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8. Emily Blunt, SAG Awards

Emily Blunt has had a few misses on the red carpet this past year, and we were disappointed to say that she struck again at the 2019 SAG Awards. While we were actually big fans of the slim and glittery shape of this custom Michael Kors dress, we can’t get over the strange ruffled shoulders that overpowered and detracted from the entire look.

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7. Maya Rudolph, Oscars

Maya Rudolph left us stunned with her red carpet look for the 2019 Oscars, but not in a good way. This look had everything from a cape to ruffles to a bold color and even a print. It simply felt like too much.

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6. Jennifer Lopez, Grammys

Jennifer Lopez was a total bombshell when she performed on stage at the 2019 Grammy awards, but we have to admit we weren’t the biggest fans of her first red carpet look. While the dress itself wasn’t too bad, we can’t say the same for the wide-brim hat she decided to add to her look. It simply felt like it distracted from the detailing of her gown!

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5. Emma Stone, Oscars

Emma Stone wore quite a strange dress for this year’s Oscars red carpet. The look was designed by Louis Vuitton and featured a bizarre checkered chocolate and gold print. Many were comparing her look to a waffle, which we can totally see!

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4. Janelle Monae, Golden Globes

Janelle Monae is always experimental with her fashion, but we’re not sure her 2019 Golden Globes look was a risk well-rewarded. The Chanel look consisted of a tailored tweed dress with dramatic gold detailing and a white underlay that peaked out on her arms and legs. To make matters even more strange, she topped the look with a circular gold hat that definitely had fashion critics scratching their heads.

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3. Kacey Musgraves, Oscars

We were totally shocked by this baby pink look worn by Kacey Musgraves at the 2019 Oscars this year. It was the definition of foofy and many fans tuning in even compared her look to a loofah! As much as we love and support Kacey Musgraves, this dress simply wasn’t the most flattering.

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2. Margot Robbie, BAFTAs

Of all the BAFTA looks this year, the biggest fashion fail was Margot Robbie’s dress. We had high expectations for Margot Robbie’s look at the BAFTAs, but we have to admit we weren’t the biggest fans. The ruffles on this dress seemed to resemble wings and simply felt like too much, especially in combination with all the glitter of the bodice.


1. Kylie Jenner, Grammys

Of all the 2019 awards show looks, we were the most confused with this Balmain look worn by Kylie Jenner at the Grammys. It totally drowned her shape in every way from the bizarre sleeves to the oversized pants.

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Olivia Di Pede

Olivia Di Pede

Olivia loves all things fashion, beauty, and entertainment. In her free time, she can be found taking yoga classes, reading thriller novels, and styling outfits on Instagram.