Met Gala 2014: The Gowns We Were Just Not Crazy About

05/06/2014 at 01:10 AM ET

Monday’s Met Gala had plenty of gowns — some great, some good and some flat-out questionable. In fact, there may have been a higher percentage of questionable looks than usual, which made narrowing down this list very hard. Below, see the four dresses we liked the least (and click here to see every dress from the evening!) — then leave your “biggest miss” look in the comments.

KAtie Holmes Met Gala 2014 Larry Busacca/Getty

Alex Apatoff, Style News Editor: I hate to repeat this here, because I think Katie Holmes is a very nice person, but this outfit was described by one editor (not me, I swear) as “Drunk Belle from Beauty and the Beast,” and now I can’t un-see it. It’s shapeless. It’s sort of haphazardly embellished. Her posture does nothing for the bodice and the skirt does nothing for her lower half. And that hair. It’s so “I’m boycotting my hairbrush.” Marchesa had a big win Monday night (this gorgeous Karolina Kurkova dress) so I feel confident calling this one a failed experiment and throwing it off the castle roof like Gaston.

Lea Michele Met Gala 2014Gilbert Flores/Broadimage

Zoë Ruderman, Deputy Style and Beauty Director: You know who doesn’t approve of this Altuzarra dress? Me. And you know who would probably agree with me? This guy, Charles James. But to be frank, it’s not just the fact that she totally missed the mark on the theme; I wouldn’t be into the look even if she wore it on a regular old, non-themed red carpet. The slit felt way too high (and that’s saying something since I like a good slit), the neckline wasn’t flattering and the mass of fabric sitting on her waist is like a sad, half-deflated gold spare tire and it’s bumming me out. I’d talk about the too-matchy-matchy shoes, clutch and jewelry, but I’ve gotta go check my Twitter. I’m waiting for an important DM from someone

Olivia Munn Met Gala 2014Gilbert Flores/Broadimage

Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: Yes, there were far worse looks on the red carpet than this one (hi, Kate Upton!) but Olivia’s bothered me the most and there are two big, inappropriately displayed reasons why. We get that you have a hot body, Olivia, but the Met Gala isn’t the time to show it off, especially when the theme lends itself to elegant ball gowns, not plunging necklines. On a positive note, I do like her hair accessory, which reminds me of Carrie “I put a bird on my head” Bradshaw.

Maggie Gyllenhaal Met Gala  2014Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Brittany Talarico, Associate Style Editor: Maggie Gyllenhaal always follows her own fashion rules, but this time I just wish she selected a pretty ball gown to match Charles James’s aesthetic, not this dress, which looks like a cross between a Twister board and curtains that would be suitable for Kevin Arnold’s house on The Wonder Years.

Sure, the actress took a risk in a colorful spotted Valentino gown with a plunging neckline and major cape. But I think it totally flopped in comparison to some of the more glamorous, intricately detailed gowns that other stars wore.

PHOTOS: See the four Met Gala gowns we loved the most!

Who topped your “Worst Dressed” list? Tell us below!

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Rolyat on

Charlize Theron hands down is the best dressed last night. She’s gorgeous.

LRM on

Maggie Gyllenhaal, hands down!!!!

Lisa on

Naomi Watts’ gown was a disaster. Judging by the look on her face in the photo I saw, she knew it.

tiasd04 on

I like Maggie’s dress. Let’s talk instead about Naomi Watts’ giant diaper, Lena Dunham in a dress that would have looked 1000% better if it was longer, or Zoe Saldana in… well, I’m not sure.

Robb7 on

It’s as if the designers collaborated to punk the celebs and make them appear has hideous as possible. I have to give it to Maggie Gyllenhaal as the #1 worst dressed with a coat-to-match bonus points!

Hey, there on

I wish I could ‘uptick’ all of the commenters…spot on!

Emma on

Yea, I think you guys missed the worst dress of the night (and honestly in my opinion, of the year so far): Lupita’s Prada mess. All the above dresses are pretty bad (well, not Lea’s; its not great for the occasion, but not nearly as bad as the others), but Lupita’s was horrendous. I would be embarrassed to have designed/worn it.

giraffeh2o on

As I didn’t think any of these 4 were particularly offensive, I checked out the link of all the dresses. Honestly these 4 were some of the best of the lot! I think it would’ve been easier to pick 4 decent looking ones than sorting through all of the atrocities.

Prob Not A Popular Opinion on

This will probably be met with gasps of shock or anger, but honestly I hated Emma Stone’s look. First of all because she has literally gotten so thin her cheeks are beginning to sink in and her body looks it could break in half. Secondly because the color of the 2 piece dress was not flattering for her skin tone on top of her make up being all matchy-matchy. And the dress in general was not at all a ballgown. A dress yes. Ball gown? No. Idk kust not a fan of it.

sal on

peoplemag, you forgot a picture of the chick who is going to be married for a 3rd time. Yeah, wearing couch material last year, this year she wears curtains! come on….

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