Mischa Barton: Fashion Forward or Faux Pas?

10/06/2006 at 03:03 PM ET

Oh, Mischa. What has happened to the former fashionista? Her funky fashion choices have gotten more and more out-there since returning to the states from a summer abroad. Here are our votes for her most off-beat moments of the past month.

1. Her infamous diaper shorts/torn tank top combo, worn while grocery shopping with pal Nicole Richie on Sept. 2.

2. Her oddly frumpy palm-panted romper (left), worn while running errands Los Angeles, Sept. 19.

3. Her abstract printed Miu Miu bubble dress (middle), which is oddly reminiscent of crinkled wrapping paper, worn to a Teen Vogue event, Sept. 20

4. Her droopy metallic shirt and skinny jeans combo (right), worn to stylist Rachel Zoe‘s birthday dinner, 9/24

5. Her punk-pumpkin outfit, complete with a politically charged t-shirt, worn while out and about in Los Angeles, 10/1.

Tell us: Is Mischa making fashion-forward statements or faux pas?

Photo: Volpe-Wasman-Rod/X17; Jill Johnson/jpi; Alex Turner/Splash News

FILED UNDER: Mischa Barton , Rachel Zoe
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Manda on

What is up with so many harsh comments? Here I was trying to find out why she left the O.C. and I see this. Sure this may be for you to express your opinions but I doubt the intention was to be incredibly rude. People are clearly abusing their right to freedom of the press. I may not know Mischa but I highly doubt you do either! Her style may not be the best but did you ever think there may be a reason for her unique fashion sense? Personally I think she’s pretty and you clearly do not agree and that’s fine. But the way some people make such a big deal and just have to comment on how she’s so “ugly” must be incredibly jealous. There is no other reason to write such things about her publicly unless you are. I may see unattractive people, possibly even myself, but I don’t go around saying such rude comments. I’m not saying I know her nor am I saying she’s a great person but judging someone by their looks is just plain low and shallow. I highly doubt these comments was the intention of a comment box.

Sharon on

Wake up people! not every girl has to starve herself to be a size zero or whatever they call skinny people these days. Believe it or not, u can be naturally slim or even skinny if ur metabolism is built like that. I think the green eyed monster has taken over quite a few of you:P
That said, mischa’s make up looks horrible, even worst than her clothes, and that’s how she turns up to look like some junkie in the third pic..But she usually looks great on red carpet events.
oh and who’s to blame for bad clothing? the person wearing it ..or her stylist??…

L.J on

Micha hasn’t developed her own style all you pro micha’s out there.
1. She is almost excrutiatingly trendy, and is ahead of chain stores like most, fashion savy people. Ever noticed that the things she wears often appear in stores later?
2. She has a stylist

Emma on

I think that we should just like chill out? She’s a person. Just like us. Give her a break. She really doesn’t look bad in those three outfits. Why must people consume themselves with this stuff?

amy on

she is the most beautiful girl alive,
i love her fashion!
so what if she dosent dress like anyone else,
you too can break free from the “fashion rules”
sorry but this girl can wear a bin bag and look stunning.

Emily on

you gotton the worst 3 pictures here…. she is normally dressed so nicely in her own style of clothing…. shes my fashion idol

becky on

whats with everyone? get over yourselves, shes stunning and im sure a lot prettier than all of you so stop winging about her body and her fashion sense because noone is perfect and at least shes trying her own style!! stop complaining

hannah on

mischa barton is one of the prettiest girls alive, she has such a unique style and she doesnt care to be different, it just comes naturally to her! all the haters out there are just plain jealous!
this girl rocks, and is a role model for all fashion lovers!

andrew on

she looks hot especially the pic of her on the left

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