Fug File: Fug or Fab

Fug or Fab: Emilia Clarke


No one likes a retro party dress the way I do — well, maybe Zooey Deschanel — but even I have my limits:

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And that limit might be when the phrase, “PRETTY OR PROM?” just pops into my head, unbidden.

On the other hand, the fact that she’s got a robot creepily lurking behind her sort of toughens this whole look up, but that’s an accessory that’s hard for the rest of us to lock down for day-to-day.

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Fug or Fab: Hilary Swank


You know what? I’m totally going to give this one to old Swanks:

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Flattering, age-appropriate, not boring yet not so patterned that it might accidentally induce a seizure, we can’t see any of her bits nor her undercrackers. I’ll take it.

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Fugs or Fabs: Amber Heard and Jada Pinkett-Smith


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In which one woman is forced to cobble together a gown out of a shower curtain and her favorite pink nightie, and the other realizes her secret identity as Lady Hulk has just been inadvertently revealed. “Thank god my shoes are amazing,” she laughs. “I hate you,” the other says through a smile. “I just realized mine might be part Lucite.”  On the next installment of Magic Mike XXL Takes Europe!

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Fug or Fab: Naomie Harris in Mugler


As ever, her face is glorious and is totally carrying this look:

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Because I know I stuck this in the “hey, this might not be terrible” category, but the longer I look at it, the more I think it’s accessorized with fancy electrical tape.

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Fug or Fab: Demi Lovato


Is this Not Terrible, or am I just blinded by the pattern? (In a good way. Not in a OH MY GOD NOW I’M BLIND, THANKS DEMI LOVATO way.)

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Fug or Fab: Amanda Seyfried


Amanda here actually looks pretty good.

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I particularly enjoy how the braids echo, but don’t directly copy, the dress’s ropy straps. It’s a cute outfit, if slightly under-decorated, and suffering a bit from the fact that the shoes’ leather grids are drifting around on her foot. But the problem I’m having is that I don’t like what I’ve seen of Seth MacFarlane, or any of his work — like, if I hear Stewie or Peter Griffin, my acids bubble — so I’m totally looking at this from aboard the deck of the S.S. Bias. Normal people would just assess the outfit and move on, but of course my mind drifts into, “Maybe the shoes are a METAPHOR for the MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL PRISON OF THIS PAYCHECK.” I promise you, I realize none of these things are true, and that she probably enjoyed making this movie and will embrace it all the way to the bank (especially if it pulls in big box-office numbers). But I have always sworn to let you know if I’m bringing in a cranky bias or other weird backstory into a post. It happens, we’re human, so let’s just admit it so that none of you ever feel tricked. And so this was my confession. In the end, I’m pretty sure Amanda looks good, but because it’s more fun to wonder, “Perhaps the top represents the CURTAIN she wishes to THROW OVER THIS EXPERIENCE,” I can’t trust my gut anymore.

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