Bold and Bizarre: Outrageous Red Carpet Looks

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Bold and Bizarre: Outrageous Red Carpet Looks
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Let's face it: Hollywood's hottest stars, with their beautiful faces, awesome bodies and massive closets, are easy to envy. But they're not perfect all the time. Even with professional stylists and an endless array of gorgeous designer gowns at their fingertips, celebrities can miss the mark on the red carpet -- sometimes by a long shot. Check out these crazy and sometimes downright awful outfits some of today's stars have rocked on the red carpet.

If the Shoe Matches
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If the Shoe Matches

While mixing and matching wardrobe staples can often result in a fantastic look -- and is one of the easiest ways to expand your closet -- actress Helena Bonham Carter, shown here at the 2011 Golden Globes, took it a step too far by mismatching patterns and even her shoes. To top it all off, she added some tulle here and there for an outright wacky look.

What do you think of this mix and match style?

Tutu Much
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Tutu Much

Icelandic pop star Bjork has had some pretty unique red carpet looks, including this one worn here at the Cannes Film Festival in 2000. It's no swan dress or Michael Jackson-sequined skirt -- both looks that the offbeat musician has made statements in in the past. But this fluffy, honeycomb-tissue outfit is pretty high up on the "Craziest Red Carpet Looks" list.

Crazy or cool -- what do you think?

Jumpsuit Gone Wrong
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Jumpsuit Gone Wrong

Though the ombre trend keeps going strong, Lindsay Lohan took quite a few wrong turns in this color-blocked and sequined jumpsuit, worn here at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards. And although the MTV Movie Awards tend to be more trendy than classy, the deep plunge plus major cleavage equals too much skin. At the least, she could have hemmed a few inches from the bottom for a more polished look.

Do you love or loathe Lohan's look?

The Mad Hatter
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The Mad Hatter

Sure, everyone loves a great headpiece -- especially after the Royal Wedding craze -- but no one loves a bad one! And while Madonna (seen here at the 2009 Costume Institute Gala) may be the queen of pop, she most certainly wasn't the queen of hair accessories -- or much else -- at this event. Mixed with thigh-high boots and a sky-high hemline, this outfit borders on a bad bunny costume.

Would you banish Madonna's borderline bunny outfit?

Oh, Mummy
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Oh, Mummy

Who can deny that the ruffled skirt on this fabulous gown (worn by actress Debra Messing at the 2002 Golden Globes) is to die for? But as for the rest of the gown, it's more of a major fashion "no" than a must-have. Not only does the sheer shawl completely cover Debra's gorgeous neckline, it also makes her appear like a walking -- yet mostly well-dressed -- mummy.

Is Messing's outfit a must-have or a mess?

Down in Flames
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Down in Flames

Over the years, music and film icon Cher has been known to throw on some pretty out-there outfits. This one, worn here to the U.K. premiere of her film "Burlesque" in 2010, is no exception. To be sure to make a statement, Cher couldn't just stop at the nude and black lace corset, the sheer and curtained skirt, and the belted leather bomber jacket -- an odd combination in itself -- but she also had to throw in the flaming red hair and matching orange eye shadow.

Do you believe in Cher's style choice here?

Stars Gone Wild
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Stars Gone Wild

Rapper Lil' Kim, seen here at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards, is known for pushing the envelope when it comes to red carpet fashion. And sure, turning heads in a killer outfit is a great thing, but donning a jaw-dropping -- and not in a good way -- dress like this one is a big red carpet no-no. Not only is her bodice cut ridiculously low, but the slit on this animal-print, pink-lined dress couldn't possibly go any higher. Two words: Not classy.

What do you think: classy or courageous?

Twisted Sister
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Twisted Sister

Since pop princess Christina Aguilera first hit the stage, she's been unafraid to rock some outrageous looks on the red carpet. But this one, worn to the 2001 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, definitely takes the cake. Although the color looks great with her skin and hair color -- and though she earns points for being brave enough to rock this over-the-top-hair -- this shredded and fringe velvet outfit was a complete disaster.

Is Aguilera's outfit diva or a disaster?

Va-Va-Voooooom
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Va-Va-Voooooom

Though "Mad Men" star Christina Hendricks, shown here at a 2011 premiere for "I Don't Know How She Does It," is a drop-dead gorgeous and beautifully curvaceous woman, this dress brought a little too much sexy back. Women who are as naturally voluptuous as Christina should play up their envious hourglass figure without showing off over-the-top cleavage and veering toward the red-light district on the red carpet.

Is this look red hot or a do not?

The St. Tropez Tan
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The St. Tropez Tan

"American Idol" judge and "People" magazine's most beautiful woman of 2011, Jennifer Lopez gave fans a good look at her all-over tan when she donned this green, ultra low-cut and super cleavage-bearing get-up to the Grammy Awards in 2000. And although her "dress" looks more like the bottom half of a bathing suit paired with a tropical coverup, you've got to admit the pop star has a way of turning heads.

Was J.Lo's outfit a do or a don't?

Under the Sea
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Under the Sea

"Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively seems to be having an identity crisis in this dress -- worn at a party celebrating the 100th episode of her hit show -- that's a bit of mermaid here and a bit of hippie there, with a touch of the '20s added into the mix. Not only does the lack of direction make this outfit a mess, but the fringe completely hides the long legs that Blake is known for, which is a major style faux pas.

Would you wear Lively's split personality dress?

Where's the Beef?
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Where's the Beef?

It's pop mega star Lady Gaga for the win as the most outrageous outfit to ever grace the red carpet. Her "meat dress," worn to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, had fans and critics alike turning up their noses at the downright disgusting and 100 percent scandalous ensemble. To top it all off, Gaga beefed up the outfit with a matching hair accessory and meat platforms. The look was definitely anything but well-done.

Was this look to must to chew?

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