Every awards season, there are moments when we jump up from our couches and thank the heavens above for the creation that just appeared on TV. No, we aren't referring to those best-dressed looks that make us cry tears of joy, like Gwyneth Paltrow's white Tom Ford gown from 2012 Academy Awards. We are talking about the outfits that are so outrageous that they all have us shaking our heads in a collective, "WTF was she thinking?" These notable looks, while crazy, are a relief from the boring, yet safe gowns that have taken over red carpets in recent years.
Whether it's Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga or Katy Perry, there is always someone who throws caution to the wind, avoids advice from her stylist and barrels toward our worst-dressed list like a Mack truck. We wouldn't wear it, but we thank those celebrities for keeping things interesting. Check out our picks for the year's most WTF red carpet moments and don't forget to head over to our roundup of the year's best-dressed.
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