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) Dua Lipa vs. (16) Janelle Monae · (8) Peyton List vs. (9) Olivia Munn · (5) Winnie Harlow vs. (12) Ashanti · (4) Chloe Grace Moretz vs. (13) Haim

Dua Lipa is a recording artist who’d managed to fly largely under our radar — or at least out of my memory — until she won Best New Artist at the Grammys this year, and I looked back and realized we’d featured her a fair bit and that it was always highly questionable. The dress I used for her cutout, with the see-through skirt, is a prime example of a bad decision from all sides, like this back view:

Alita: Battle Angel Film Premiere

Dua… or is it always Dua Lipa, like, are those both her first names or what? … also embraced an ’80s revival this year. My notes read, “Short loud floral 80s thing,” and I wasn’t sure at first whether it meant this huge-shouldered pink and black confection or this:

2018 LOS40 Music Awards - Arrivals

In fact, many of my notes for her are intriguing, like, “Snuffleupagus + napkin,” and, “Short aqua ice skater thingy,” and “Strange IKEA skirt with tabs,” or simply, “Bedding.”

This outfit, we’ll see again tomorrow on Gigi Hadid:

'Late Night with Stephen Colbert' TV show, New York, USA - 26 Jul 2018

This one, I just called, “F’ed up hodgepodge”:

Hits 97.3 Sessions at America's Backyard, Fort Lauderdale, USA - 11 Jun 2018

And let us not forget her sins against formalwear, like this Christopher Kane, which was fresh off the runway:

The Brit Awards 2019

There was also this dishwater situation:

Bambi awards 2018 - Arrivals

And girlfriend also really likes a bra top — here, sparkly, with a feather boa, or in khaki with some lacing, and then also just straight-up under a large Talking Heads style suit.

German Radio Award 2018

If she makes it through, her opponent — regardless of who wins that one — will ALSO be a Visible Bra Aficionada, so that’s exciting. It’s not the reason to vote her through, though; you can only do that if you believe Dua Lipa’s archive of sartorial offenses beats this:

Billboard's 13th Annual Women in Music, Arrivals, New York, USA - 06 Dec 2018

That is… bad. Really, really bad. However, it’s also Janelle’s most overtly unsuccessful moment of the year. I don’t LOVE the white booties with this, but the dress is cute. I DO like the shoes with this. Even the dress that is essentially what would happen if an ascot took HGH isn’t AWFUL on her, because she’s selling it:

Glamour's 28th annual Women of the Year Awards, Arrivals, New York, USA - 12 Nov 2018

Y’all were also divided on her Golden Globes ensemble:

76th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 06 Jan 2019

It has its charms, largely the ones provided by her face, but this is one of those rare outfits where I agree with both its defenders and detractors.

So, it wasn’t a year that was ripe with atrocities. Then again:

Billboard's 13th Annual Women in Music, Arrivals, New York, USA - 06 Dec 2018

But, and butt, can one ensemble take down a passel of them? It’s happened before; can it again? Ah, the old quality vs. quantity debate, turned on its head. Or rear, as it were.

Archives: Janelle Monae, Dua Lipa

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • Dua Lipa (76%, 4,725 Votes)
  • Janelle Monae (24%, 1,489 Votes)

Total Voters: 6,214

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If you’re new to Peyton List, she is an ex-Disney actress — she’s 20 now — and not the Peyton List who got her start on As The World Turns, played Roger Sterling’s wife Jane, is currently Poison Ivy on Gotham, and has a mile-long resume. I’m not sure how one of them wasn’t required to plonk in an initial, a la Vanessa Williams and Vanessa L. Williams (crazily, the more famous one — yes, that one, not the Melrose Place one — is the one who had to add the L?!?), but nobody consults me. So. Peyton List II might also be wishing to make sure people are ABSOLUTELY CLEAR who she is, and thus wore a skirt that is mostly clear.

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' film premiere, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 10 May 2018

Olivia Munn was not as sheer this year as she has been in the past, though she did wear one of those black dresses that wants you to think long and hard about it:

Barbara Berlanti, F--k Cancer Benefit, Los Angeles, USA - 13 Oct 2018

Guess what? Peyton has one of those, too, and hers is a jumpsuit.

NYFW Spring/Summer 2019-Naeem Khan Runway Show, New York, USA - 11 Sep 2018

Anyone for a bra top? Olivia Munn will always raise her hand:

'The Predator' film photocall, Madrid, Spain - 04 Sep 2018

So might Peyton:

Refinery29 29Rooms New York 2018: Expand Your Reality Opening Party

Think we’re done with bras? Think again:

Olivia Munn at Sirius XM Studios, New York, USA - 23 May 2018

And if you thought THAT was it, you poor sweet innocent reader, Peyton has another entry:

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

SHRIEK. Olivia Munn did have another crop top that had a random built-in hanky in the back, and another admittedly extremely pretty bra top that would’ve looked better as… a bodice, or just with the jacket actually PROPERLY ON HER BODY. ANd this:

'The Predator' premiere, Arrivals, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada - 06 Sep 2018

Getty Images, meanwhile, has Peyton in a one-shoulder top with illusion netting all over her torso. It’s all very Dancing With The Stars, except she’s actually at a film festival in Vancouver.

Girl looooooves the nude look, I must say:

Anthem Of A Teenage Prophet - Arrivals

Olivia Munn didn’t do that, but there was this:

Olivia Munn at Los Angeles International Airport

I shrieked, “ON A PLANE, OLIVIA?!?”

Archives: Peyton List, Olivia Munn

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • Peyton List (63%, 3,777 Votes)
  • Olivia Munn (37%, 2,178 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,955

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Ashanti is an old favorite around these parts — the vagina sling, sadly, had its day already in Fug Madness, and did not emerge victorious, but hashtag never forget etc. — and Winnie Harlow is relatively new to the proceedings. I love it when we get to make new friends and keep the old. Girl Scouts prepared me for Fug Madness in ways I am only just realizing.

Ashanti gets her demerit badge this season for this, among other things:

2018 MTV Video Music Awards

Here is the view from the front, if you’d like to be thorough. You will get a very clear sense of her entire left leg. There’s also this treat from the Grammys:

61st Annual Grammy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 10 Feb 2019

I keep getting tricked by the Grammy that’s appearing in the crook of her arm. It’s the backdrop, but my brain wants to make it part of her outfit. I can’t tell if that makes it better or worse.

Ashanti was not ALL huge skirts. Sometimes she dispensed with them altogether:

BET Awards 2018

Sweet girl, it’s time for a stylist change. Maybe call Law Roach?

Winnie Harlow wore a lot of things this year — honestly, as I researched this, I wondered if we seeded her too low. She wore a very large but unfortunate gown to the Vanity Fair Oscars party, and a striking dress in Cannes in a molten-look silver fabric that was unfortunately not well fitted to her actual body. That same trip, she went with a crimson Fancy Pirate ensemble.

But the overwhelming theme of my notes about her sartorial year: the word “underpants.”

Cartier's Bold & Fearless Celebration, San Francisco, USA - 05 Apr 2018

At least she’s wearing them, but boy, is she intent upon us looking at them. In addition to that green lace, there was this Dior…

Dior Addict Lacquer Plump event, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 14 Mar 2018

AND that Dior:

Dior Dinner Arrivals - The 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival

Even Versace got in the game:

Versace show, Arrivals, Pre-Fall 2019, New York, USA - 02 Dec 2018

AND ANOTHER, from when she did some red-carpet stuff before the VMAs:

2018 MTV Video Music Awards

She also brought a second outfit for the red carpet, for no good reason, and it also had a certain translucency to it. There was also a silver frock that had no NEED to be see-through but somehow was anyway, a fringe outfit that I’m surprised ISN’T see-through (unless it is and my eyes are just resigning), a bra at Coachella, a transparent-ish gown with a feather finish, and then that time she celebrated her birthday in, essentially, her actual birthday suit:

Winnie Harlow Celebrates Her 24th Birthday at LIV Nightclub

Too literal, girl. Too literal.

Archives: Winnie Harlow, Ashanti

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • Winnie Harlow (68%, 3,971 Votes)
  • Ashanti (32%, 1,886 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,857

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Haim is made up of three sisters. Chloe has… three names? SURE! Let’s call that fate. The Sisters Haim lowered their profile a bit this year, so their seeding fell lower, plus my review of their Oscars look was, “Basically fine,” and of their Globes stuff, “Sure, okay,” although Middle Haim’s pants splitting up her shins is confusing. (They also were, I think, at Amazon’s post-party and not one of them seems dressed for such?)

There was this, though:

Stella McCartney show, Spring Summer 2019, Paris Fashion Week, France - 01 Oct 2018

I don’t like when they shuffle the Haims. Typically, Left Haim is Middle Haim, but y’all obviously know who I mean, especially when I tell you that her pants are confusing. This is all Stella McCartney, potentially from her Sister Wives collection.

Rodarte show, Front Row, Fall Winter 2019, The Huntington Library, Los Angeles, USA - 05 Feb 2019

This is from Rodarte’s, um, Rodarte collection, and Usual Left Haim — BACK IN HER STANDARD PLACE ON THE LEFT IN FACT — is wearing something with windows where there should be none.

Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 - Paco Rabanne - Arrivals

Okay, Left Haim, we need to have a talk. Now you’re Middle Haim again. At least Right Haim understands the power of consistency. Anyhoo, this is all absurd, as if ANY of these people would legitimately give Paco Rabanne a second look if they weren’t potentially being paid to attend the runway show. There are a couple more slides from this recap of their Fashion Week shenanigans, if you like.

Haim, any of them, probably would like this ensemble:

Come As You Are During the 7th Champs Elysees Film Festival

It’s just a really truly bizarre mixing of patterns, and the shoes are not entirely relevant EITHER. We noted at the time that her great head-styling was wasted on all the confusion below it, and I stand by that.

'Greta' premiere, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada - 06 Sep 2018

Haim ALSO might like that dress, honestly. They also might be the only ones. And what of this?

Beijing International Film Festival opening, China - 15 Apr 2018

It is see-through AND dumpy, a truly unexpected combination. It was not the only sad sack of a dress she wore this year, either. And there was also this twisted situation.

Chloe also wore nylon ankle socks under her formal shoes not just once, but twice — also a styling note the Haims might love. And then we have… whatever this is:

'Suspiria' film premiere, Arrivals, Los Angeles, USA - 24 Oct 2018

Oh, and this dreadful Proenza, which I think Left Middle Left Haim would adore:

The Miseducation of Cameron Post Screening

Oh, and she also donned that ubiquitous Stella McCartney pattern that looks like photographs of flowers, I haven’t even GOTTEN to the outfit I jotted down as “bad overwhelming Venice,” or “MORE FUR CUFFS,” or “WTF KNEE PONYTAIL,” or my favorite, “WHAT IS THIS CROTCH?

My note for this was simple:

75th Venice Film Festival, Arrivals, Day 5, Italy - 01 Sep 2018

It said, “ZIPPER?!??!?!?!”

Archives: Chloe Grace Moretz, Haim

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • Chloe Grace Moretz (72%, 4,262 Votes)
  • Haim (28%, 1,678 Votes)

Total Voters: 5,940

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