The most surprising thing to come out of Kim Kardashian's divorce settlement negotiations on Friday -- besides Kris Humphries not showing up? The reality star's decidedly conservative choice in outfit.
With her hair slicked back into a tight pony-tail, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star arrived at the Los Angeles courthouse in white slacks and a high-collared, gray patterned jacket -- way more ladies-who-lunch than the va va voom looks we've come to expect from her:
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Tell us what you think of Kim K.'s conservative court attire in the comments, then click through the slideshow below for the best and worst divorce court looks from celebrities.
BEST: Christie Brinkley
Christie Brinkley--who <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/07/01/christie-brinkley-divorce_n_110277.html" target="_hplink">filed for divorce</a> from fourth husband Peter Cook after he had an affair with an 18-year-old assistant--was criticized for electing to keep her <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/06/21/2008-06-21_christie_brinkleys_divorce_to_stay_publi.html" target="_hplink">divorce trial open</a> to the public, despite warnings that her kids may be affected by the ugly proceedings. She certainly <em>wasn't</em> criticized for an outfit she donned at the beginning of the trial in July 2008--a white blouse tucked into a high-waisted khaki skirt with a black thick belt and nude sandals.
BEST: Katrin Radmacher
In a ruling that strengthened the status of prenuptial agreements in British law, Lord Justice Mathew Thorpe ruled that German heiress <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/02/katrin-radmacher-german-h_n_224662.html" target="_hplink">Katrin Radmacher's prenup</a> with her ex should determine how their assets are divided. Radmacher's ensemble, a white zipper dress and coat with beige suede pumps, was both elegant and appropriate for the hearing.
BEST: Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney looked winter-chic leaving court after a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/12/paul-mccartney-and-heathe_n_101323.html" target="_hplink">divorce hearing</a> with ex Heather Mills. After four years of fighting in court--the divorce was finalized in 2010--McCartney was ordered to pay Mills a $47.5 million <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/22/divorce-story-of-the-deca_n_787191.html#s203934&title=undefined" target="_hplink">settlement</a>.
BEST: Jamie McCourt
Jamie McCourt donned a form-fitting white shift dress with side accents for one of many hearings about the validity of a post-nuptial agreement that gave Frank McCourt sole ownership of the Dodgers. Jamie looked business-chic in her white ensemble and <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/mlb/news/story?id=5511998" target="_hplink">appeared relaxed</a>, laughing with her lawyers before the hearing began. The <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/29/most-dramatic-divorces-of_1_n_802136.html#s216231&title=undefined" target="_hplink">agreement</a> was subsequently thrown out--leaving The Dodgers' fate in limbo.
WORST: Britney Spears
Britney Spears <a href="http://articles.cnn.com/2006-11-07/entertainment/britney.divorce_1_spears-and-federline-jayden-james-sean-preston?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ" target="_hplink">divorced</a> her husband of two years, backup dancer Kevin Federline, in November 2006. She reappeared in court two years later for a <a href="http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1591617/britney-spears-custody-agreement-finalized.jhtml" target="_hplink">custody hearing</a> regarding visitation rights for her two sons. Perhaps she aimed to look conservative, but her pilgrim-esque white lace (doily?) dress was a misstep.
WORST: Heather Mills
Perhaps Heather Mills could use some of the $47.5 million she received in a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/12/paul-mccartney-and-heathe_n_101323.html" target="_hplink">divorce settlement</a> from Paul McCartney to buy a new wardrobe. The multicolored suit and vest she wore to a hearing matched her ridiculous court antics; at one point, she emptied a pitcher of water on McCartney's lawyer. "I thought it did her a world of good," she later said.
WORST: Jon Gosselin
Jon Gosselin--formerly of "Jon & Kate Plus 8"--needs to be reminded of a fashion don't: black and navy. The famed father of sextuplets donned navy pants with a black suit jacket and purple-patterned tie to a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/16/jon-kate-gosselin-divorce_n_394888.html" target="_hplink">divorce hearing</a> in 2009.
WORST: Michael Lohan
With his bland tan suit and ugly tie, Michael Lohan attempted to look put-together at a 2005 <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20204182,00.html" target="_hplink">divorce hearing</a>--while he was serving time in <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,157984,00.html" target="_hplink">jail</a>. The divorce was finalized in August 2007 after a bitter and ongoing court battle.
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