First! Did you miss our editable bracket? This link will open it! Next: The photos we show aren’t the ONLY ones in consideration; just a representative sample of everything worn from after the Oscars in 2019, through Feb. 10, 2020. Polls close after roughly 24 hours. Vote on any device, as often as you want to or can. 

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(2) Gigi Hadid v. (15) Meghan Trainor ·  (7) Tracee Ellis Ross v. (10) Susan Kelechi Watson  ·  (3) Lottie Moss v. (14) The Jonai  ·  (6) Tessa Thompson v. (11) Noomi Rapace

(2) Gigi Hadid v. (15) Meghan Trainor

Gigi’s archives, my friends, are VAST AND WIDE. From your standard issue Bra As Top to this dramatic jumpsuit to bustiers that match her skin-tone to an alarming amount, to this, which I originally called: “what a sinus infection would look like if it took sartorial form.”

Gigi Hadid out and about, Paris Fashion Week, France - 28 Feb 2019

This very droopy lingerie-inspired situation:

Gigi Hadid Leaves NYC Apartment in Long Brown Dress

This multi-denim shenanigan, which — I only just noticed!! — also involves a socks/sandals scenario:

Wardrobe.NYC's forthcoming collaboration with Levi's and latest collection, Release 04 Denim, 150 Wooster St, New York, USA - 17 Jul 2019

This is also SO confusing, I need to diagram it like a sentence:

Vogue Paris Foundation Gala, Haute Couture Fashion Week, France - 03 Jul 2019

I don’t even know what some of those pieces of clothing are called!!!

This looks like something exploded on her:

Gigi Hadid out and about, Paris Fashion Week Men's, France - 18 Jun 2019

That’s not even addressing those shoes, which are similarly confusing.

Speaking of Wacky Footwear:

Cocktail Party, Paris Fashion Week, France - 03 Mar 2019

LADIES, you’re very perplexing to this old broad! I will NEVER be able to parse this, and thus will just present it to you:

Jeremy Scott - Front Row - September 2019 - New York Fashion Week: The Shows

I just…like…is that a tee-shirt-turned shrug over a strapless bra under overalls? I AM TIRED. It almost makes this look reasonable:

Celebrity Sightings: September 20 - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020

Time to turn to America’s biggest fan of the purse/pillow, a women who brought us intriguingly cinched elbows. TWICE:

2019 Getty Entertainment - Social Ready Content

Meghan REALLY was into cinching things this year. What is happening here?!

Meghan Trainor Performs At PTTOW! Annual Marketing Conference

And please don’t forget this look, which is probably what singlehandedly landed her here:

'The Voice UK' TV show launch, Arrivals, Manchester, UK - 14 Oct 2019

From head to toe, it’s an experience. And this Fug Madness has a weirdly high number of people wearing scrunchies-inspired garments, truly. To my knowledge, though, Meghan might be the only person wearing what I can only call a pants-cape:

Christian Siriano show, Front Row, Spring Summer 2020, New York Fashion Week, USA - 07 Sep 2019

Take it to the streets (METAPHORICALLY):

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • 2. Gigi Hadid (76%, 2,950 Votes)
  • 15. Meghan Trainor (24%, 928 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,878

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(7) Tracee Ellis Ross v. (10) Susan Kelechi Watson

It’s the battle of the three-named TV star! TER is a pleasure and a delight; I wish she were my neighbor, I wish she were my friend. And she has worn some crazy stuff this year! (And lots of good stuff, but that’s a totally different bracket.) (And plenty of crazy-stuff-that-she-looks-surprisingly-good-in, some of which you’ll technically see herein.) Like so:

'Good Morning America' TV show, New York, USA - 14 Oct 2019

And thus:

'Queen and Slim' film premiere, Arrivals, AFI Fest, Los Angeles, USA - 14 Nov 2019

And such:

Tracee Ellis Ross at BPHL Festival

Verily, indeed, yes, this:

The Fashion Awards 2019 - Show

She’s truly lucky she didn’t fall off the stage in that hat, although I guess she IS a professional at these things!

Over to SKW, who is so lovely on This Is Us (and in general) and who had a VERY deep bench of outfits this year, to the point where perhaps she and TER should have had their seedings flipped. (TER actually deserves the higher one because she is more famous, probably, though. Anyway, it’s done now.)

She brought us this:

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards

She brought us that:

SAG-AFTRA 3rd Annual Emmy Nominees Night

She brought us here:

77th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Nominations, Beverly Hills, USA - 09 Dec 2019

She brought us there:

Hollywood Foreign Press Association x The Hollywood Reporter party, Arrivals, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada - 07 Sep 2019

She truly brought us everywhere:

25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - Arrivals, Santa Monica, USA - 12 Jan 2020

The time has come

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Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • 7. Tracee Ellis Ross (71%, 2,660 Votes)
  • 10. Susan Kelechi Watson (29%, 1,112 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,772

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(3) Lottie Moss v. (14) The Jonai

Y’all, we have been SLEEPING on Lottie Moss. She:

Julien Macdonald show, Departures, Spring Summer 2020, London Fashion Week, UK - 16 Sep 2019


'ELLE List VIP Party', Arrivals, The Petersham, London, UK - 19 Jun 2019


Glastonbury Festival, Day 5, UK - 30 Jun 2019


The Skinny Tan: Choc Range launch party at Madison, London, UK - 19 Nov 2019


Cara Delevingne x Nasty Gal launch party, London, UK - 22 Oct 2019


PrettyLittleThing Little Mix collection launch party, London, UK - 06 Nov 2019

Who is she? Great question. She’s Famous in Britain because she’s a model who also happens to be Kate Moss’s half-sister and we’ve been generally ignoring her up until now, but eventually someone builds up the kind of body of work that cannot be ignored, and that’s where we are right now.

Can the combined power of The Jonai compete? These sweet summer children surely did try. And try and try. The issue, of course, is that sometimes some of them look good and one of them has gone wacky, and sometimes one will look great and the other two will let down the side. I trust you to use your best judgement to make the important mental calculations when the time comes to vote.

21st NRJ Music Awards, Press Room, Cannes, Paris - 09 Nov 2019

Even though I don’t always love the results, I truly love how the effort:

Lionsgate's MIDWAY World Premiere, Los Angeles, USA - 05 Nov 2019

Joe is DRAPING HIMSELF IN VELVET — or maybe velour:

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra out and about, Los Angeles, USA - 21 Oct 2019

Nick wore a LOT of tight suits this year:

World Premiere of Jonas Brothers’ CHASING HAPPINESS

(And was also a very helpful spouse during Cannes. I do think the Jonai seem like they’d be nice to be married to, in general. They all seem very supportive and enamoured of their brides.)

Oh, JOE, I don’t know:

Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Camp: Notes on Fashion, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - 06 May 2019

Speaking of the Met Gala, I forgot Nick did this with his facial hair. (I guess it IS campy?)

Big finish:

Big vote:

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • 3. Lottie Moss (74%, 2,484 Votes)
  • 14. The Jonai (26%, 876 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,360

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(6) Tessa Thompson v. (11) Noomi Rapace

And, finally, friends! Our last match-up of this round. Earlier this year, I called Tessa Thompson’s looks “glorious and weird,” and I stand by that. (She even looks good in what is essentially one giant blazer.) (She LOVES a Huge Jacket.) (Further proof:

Celebrity Sightings In New York City - October 22, 2019

That jacket is big!)


'Lady and the Tramp' film premiere, Arrivals, New York, USA - 22 Oct 2019

Or this, a shirt of terrifying complexity:

Tessa Thompson at Build

Speaking of glamorous and weird:

Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth at the Today Show

Many of these looks were for Men in Black, which I forgot happened, and which is actually a great opportunity, thematically, for being Glamorous and Weird:

Men in Black International Photocall

I actually loved this, from the same press tour, but it’s DEFINITELY bonkers:

What better look to transition into Noomi, who is also Glamorous and Weird? (I think these women could trade wardrobes and it would all work out well.) Please behold the following:

The Fashion Awards, Arrivals, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK - 02 Dec 2019

Noomi enjoys a Giant Thing on Her Head. First that hat, then these earrings:

New York Premiere of

I made a VERY loud sound when I saw this:

Louis Vuitton show, Front Row, Fall Winter 2019, Paris Fashion Week, France - 05 Mar 2019

And I can describe this no better than Heather did originally: It is a Fu Manchu mustache as a shirt:

Givenchy show, Front Row, Spring Summer 2020, Paris Fashion Week, France - 29 Sep 2019

And this shirt and that shirt are surely related:

American Friends of Covent Garden 50th Anniversary Celebration, Arrivals, Jean-Georges, Los Angeles, USA - 10 Jul 2019

Let’s close out this bracket as it was meant to be closed. With a shirt-as-a-dress and boob eyes:

The Dior Sessions Book Launch

Time to do your part:

Whose fug reigns supreme?

  • 6. Tessa Thompson (45%, 1,645 Votes)
  • 11. Noomi Rapace (55%, 2,029 Votes)

Total Voters: 3,674

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