First! A word about the rules: The photos we show aren’t the ONLY ones in consideration; just a representative sample of everything worn from after the Oscars in 2018, all the way through the Oscars that just finished (so, March 6, 2018, to Feb 26, 2019). Polls close after roughly 24 hours. Vote on any device, as often as you want to or can. Do you need a refresher on how this works? The Fug Madness FAQ is here for you.


PSA: Click on the link where applicable to hop to that match. Herein:


(1) RITA ORA v. (16) TARA REID

LORD ALIVE, Rita Ora came out a LOT this year. You guys, I think she might take it all. (Though, of course, she’s got a long way to go to get there, and Tara Reid is the first piece of chum; brilliantly, if she gets to the Elite 8, she may meet Jennifer Lopez there, and they both wore these boots.) Her archives for this year alone are pages! I’m going to give you a taste, but don’t forget that Rita wore this very profound suit with a…tail? And this EXTREME SWEATER DRESS. And this giant paper-mache/feather shrug/train?? And like EVERYTHING in this slideshow. And also OMG THIS. And whatever insanely crazy thing is happening here?! OR THIS THING.  You guys need to know that this is just…the tip of the Rita-Oraberg.

Don’t forget this thing:

2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Or this:

The Recording Academy and Clive Davis' 2019 Pre-Grammy Gala, Beverly Hills, USA - 10 Feb 2019


Spotify presents the Best New Artist 2019 Party, Arrivals, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA - 07 Feb 2019


Rita Ora at LAX International Airport, Los Angeles, USA - 16 Apr 2018


Rita Ora Arrives at Capital FM Studios

OR !!!!!!!!

Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Feb 2019

I feel like I’m just going to start fully communicating with merely punctuation now:

Rita Ora out and about, Paris, France - 20 Dec 2018

I mean…I could have showed you like 1000 more looks. Rita has a deep sartorial bench; I think she’s going to be hard to beat. But that is ultimately up to you! First up to try to take her down? Tara Reid, who didn’t come out this much but when she did, it was NOT GREAT:

Global Green 2019 Pre-Oscar Gala

This was likewise confusing:

Premiere The Last Sharknado Its About Time

This was…of a piece:

Tara Reid in Shanna Gall Dress Outside her Hotel

This was for the Today Show and it feels like a lot for morning:

Guests at Today Show

But is it enough of a lot? That is up to you:

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • Rita Ora (78%, 3,264 Votes)
  • Tara Reid (22%, 897 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,161

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Lindsey Vonn is an amazing athlete, of that there is no doubt. And she also made some powerful life choices in terms of what she was going to wear on various red carpets this year.  I…must be honest and say that I think she might benefit from a new stylist. This, for example, is not good:

Time 100 Gala, Arrivals, New York, USA - 24 Apr 2018

This is VERY short:

World Premiere of The Spy Who Dumped Me

I’ve never said, “that should be a romper” before, but I think that should be a romper.

This looks rather more like spitballs than is perhaps ideal?

Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Feb 2019

This looks like snow, so at least it’s thematic….???

Laureus World Sports Awards, Monte Carlo, Monaco - 18 Feb 2019

SO MANY QUESTION MARKS with this one. At least this just makes me laugh. These sort of dueling hip slits always makes the lady in question look like she’s mid-Hulk Out:

2018 NHL Awards Red Carpet

And, finally, we’ve got this number, which at least is cheerful in hue?

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards Arrivals

Speaking of cheerful, I was delighted to be reminded that Suki Price Waterhouse Coopers left the house quite a bit this year, and she brought her A game. For example, this macrame confection is an experience:

Stars at the  Jonathan Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

This is just a pile of tinsel; this is just a shirt! This is Laura Ashley’s fever dream; this looks like a lost costume from a poorly done Camelot reboot; this so very very very shiny.

This is from Two-Face For Kohl’s:

Harper's Bazaar ICONS party, Arrivals, Spring Summer 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA - 07 Sep 2018

The shoes here hurt my face:

Cartier Precious Garage party, Spring Summer 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA - 06 Sep 2018

And this has made Jared Leto incredibly jealous:

NY Premiere of 'Assassination Nation'

Time to make some hard choices:

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • Lindsey Vonn (67%, 2,735 Votes)
  • Suki Waterhouse (33%, 1,365 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,100

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The battle of the Es, as literally not one person is calling this match-up! I had forgotten, until I sat down to deal with this, that the new Ant-Man movie had come out in 2018 — it feels like that happened 200 years ago. Evangeline Lilly is one of those people who REALLY only comes out when she’s got something to promote, which means we hadn’t really seen her since the first Ant-Man movie. (I think she lives in Hawaii, actually.) She worked with Law Roach this go-round, and I LOVE Law, but my own reviews were mixed. Like, this was interesting, but I think some of his other more famous clients — Celine Dion, Anne Hathaway, Zendaya — might have carried it off more. I’m not sure that anyone could make THIS work, to be honest.

No one could carry this off, either, I fear, and this belt-tastic look is the reason her seed is so high:

Photocall for 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'

This is goofy — it’s a LOT of denim. AKA, it’s ALL denim:

'Ant Man and The Wasp' film photocall, London, UK - 17 Jul 2018

This is super twee (it actually might have worked on Emma Stone, though; we’ll discuss):

'Ant-man and the Wasp' promotional event, Taipei, Taiwan - 12 Jun 2018

And this is….more sheer than you want it to be, and also would have worked better on Celine, frankly:

'Avengers: Infinity War' film premiere, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 23 Apr 2018

Emma, on the other hand, just completed her first Fug Madness season whilst under the thumb of Louis Vuitton, and it’s been….eh.

Like, this is just….eh. This is meh. This is a resounding feh.  (I did like her Oscars gown.)  This is like….fine. This was straight-up middle-aged and I AM middle-aged, so I SHOULD KNOW. (This was great, though, and I loved how kooky this is.)

At the time, we said of this the rollicking endorsement, “it’s not TERRIBLE?” (Heather also made a Brian Boitano joke that I’ll never stop loving, so thanks for that, Emma.)

2018 MET Museum Costume Institute Benefit Gala, New York, USA - 07 May 2018

These shorts look like diapers, and AGAIN as I said at the time: Who goes to LV for shorts?!

75th International Venice Film Festival

Even the rich people of my acquaintance go to J.Crew. I guess the people who go to LV for shorts are the people who have agreed to wear LV in public in exchange for money?

I literally called this “meh” when I wrote about it previously and I stand by that:

75th International Venice Film Festival - Celebrity Sightings


'The Favourite' premiere, 75th Venice International Film Festival, Italy - 30 Aug 2018

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • Evangeline Lilly (73%, 2,946 Votes)
  • Emma Stone (27%, 1,115 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,061

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Ah, Kate Becksinsale! A woman who has proven remarkably good at keeping herself in the public eye, even when she’s not promoting something. That sounds mean, but I actually really like Kate Beckinsale, so I’m honestly just kind impressed.

Despite liking her very much as an actor, I am not HUGELY wild about how she’s been clothing herself….although I guess that IS how she’s keeping herself in the mix, so maybe I should stop complaining? But the fact remains that, for example, this is hideous and makes me scream and clutch my face like Kevin in Home Alone.

I also don’t want to go too long without reminding you of THIS:

2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards

This was typical (it’s not HEINOUS but it is kinda Hailee Steinfeld):

Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Feb 2019


InStyle Warner Bros Golden Globe After Party

Remember the time she went full cape?

Elle Women in Hollywood, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 15 Oct 2018

And this was a Marchesa that I don’t think was worth wearing Marchesa:

Tea Party After Dark event, New York, USA - 12 Sep 2018

There is also, of course, her habit of dressing like she’s on a nighttime soap set in the 80s, which, let’s be honest, I wish she was. (Scroll down for this one, with bonus Soap Opera Sleeve.)

Victoria Justice can even be on the show, as her sassy step-daughter who is out to ruin her. (Don’t worry, eventually they band together to ruin a man. She’ll do it in this! Oh, wait, no, I’m sorry. She’ll do it in THIS. Or maybe in THIS. Like Beckinsale, Victoria Justice also loves a sleeve.)

I’m sorry to do this to you, but get ready to scream:

Harper's BAZAAR celebrates fifth ICONS by Carine Roitfeld,  Spring Summer 2019, New York Fashion Week, USA - 07 Sep 2018

That was…a real choice someone made.

As was this. I LITERALLY thought she was Miranda Kerr here, which honestly made the outfit feel like it made some sense:

AmfAR New York Gala 2019

The color of this is next one is great, so it’s a shame that the rest of the dress…doesn’t exist:

2018 amfAR Inspiration Gala

I don’t mean to sound like the old lame crone that I am, but isn’t it starting to feel more interesting if you DON’T show your undercrackers?


amfAR Dance2Cure Event

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • Kate Beckinsale (61%, 2,448 Votes)
  • Victoria Justice (39%, 1,598 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,046

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