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Style Rx: Katie Holmes, You're So Cute, But Your Shoe Game Is Off

Aug/15/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

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Style Rx: Jessica Alba Makes a Rare Print-Mixing Misstep

Feb/20/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

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Who: Jessica Alba

Where: Walking around L.A. with her family

Diagnosis: Total outfit overload. Circuit board melting down. The scary thing is, the street style star can get away with things the rest of us mere mortals cannot. So if this look — the striped, oversized pocket tank, zigzag-print harem pants, black-and-white laceups and nautical piped cardigan — is a miss on her, imagine it on your average person. That’s why Alba must be stopped before the contagion spreads.

VOTE: “Obsessed or Hot Mess?”

Recommended treatment: All of these pieces on their own aren’t bad; it’s the combination (with the overly matchy color palette) that makes it a mess. The simplest fix: Swap in slim jeans to avoid that “chic clown college graduate” vibe from the contrasting stripes. If we can’t have that, perhaps untuck the tank and belt the whole thing. Alternatively, she could get a bottle of seltzer and a squirty flower and make extra cash at kids’ birthday parties.

What do you think of her outfit? How would you fix it? Tell us below!

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Style Rx: Jenna Dewan-Tatum Plays Pastie Peekaboo

Jan/23/2014 at 06:51 PM ET

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Who: Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Where: Celebrating Ocean Drive Magazine in Miami

Diagnosis: The red carpet pro makes a rookie mistake, misjudging the ability of her Maria Lucia Hohan dress to withstand camera flashes. What probably looked fine in front of a mirror reveals a bit more than intended on the red carpet. And while she was likely relieved she was wearing pasties (rather than the alternative), we’re also pretty sure the desired impression wasn’t supposed to be quite so … informative.

VOTE: “Obsessed or Hot Mess?”

Recommended treatment: Since most red carpet dresses are borrowed, meaning they can’t be lined, our next course of action would be to enlist husband Channing to take flash photos in a well-lit room and scrutinize before going out in public. Or she could just scrap the dress altogether. Jenna, we know you’re sexy. You don’t necessarily need to do the full Marilyn (with added X-ray vision) to prove it!

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Style Rx: Will Smith, Those Toile Pants Are Giving Us Flashbacks (Not In a Great Way)

Jan/16/2014 at 12:00 PM ET

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Who: Will Smith

Where: At the Valentino menswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015 Paris Fashion Week show

Diagnosis: Causing stress flashbacks; we’re pretty sure we wore similarly printed pants back in grammar school, and seeing them on Smith is making us panic about our big Egg Drop project. Yes, Toile was huge in the ’90s, but Smith is bringing back the fabric, most commonly used for making drapes and chair cushions.

Smith’s jungle print pants (there are elephants and bamboo if you look closely) aren’t the only problem. His styling (we’re wondering if anyone helped him with this, or he pulled it off on his own) has us scratching our heads as well.

The biggest cause of concern? That he’s wearing camo sneakers with those bottoms. We’re all for mixing prints, but this is too much. Read More

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Style Rx: Miley Cyrus's Biggie-Tupac Mini is Good for #ThrowbackThursday and Little Else

Nov/10/2013 at 06:05 PM ET

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Who: Miley Cyrus

Where: At the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam

Diagnosis: Shortage of Throwback Thursday pic options. It appears that Miley has exhausted all possible #tbt pictures and is now forced to come up with fresh fodder for the popular Instagram hashtag by wearing old school photos (in this case, of rappers Biggie and Tupac) across her midsection and rear. (Her Lil Kim Halloween costume, also shown off on Insta, confirms our diagnosis.)

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Prognosis and recommended treatment: You might expect our suggested course of action to be to cover up — considering Miley’s mini reveals more skin than many bathing suits. But trying to get Miley to cover up is like trying to get Miley to keep her tongue in her mouth: a losing game.

Therefore, we recommend the following: Since she’s basically naked (and this dress is pretty much beyond repair — did you notice the lace-up front?), just add a wrecking ball or foam finger and call it a day.

If her goal, however, was not to get tongues wagging, bur rather to spread peace (see: “Please Stop Violence” emblazoned across the bottom of the dress), we’d recommend wearing the phrase on a slightly more modest look. You know, like a crop top, paired with leather leggings and platform loafers. Oh, and maybe not trying to disseminate a serious message so soon after Tweeting a “shower selfie.” Just a thought.

–Zoë Ruderman

So, what do you think of the singer’s go-Biggie/Tupac-or-go-home dress?

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StyleRx: Jenny McCarthy Is Suffering From 'Sexy Librarian' Delusions

Oct/16/2013 at 12:30 PM ET

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Who: Jenny McCarthy

Where: Opening night of Broadway’s A Night With Janis Joplin

Diagnosis: First, the good news: McCarthy’s hair is looking good. Now the bad news: That’s pretty much the only good thing about this outfit. The queen of body flaunting goes uncharacteristically covered up in this layered Gucci look. Since she’s a mom to a young son, we understand why she might want to rein things in a little bit, but a sharp right into “grandma” style territory is not the answer. It looks like she just piled on all the cool-weather separates in her closet (digging really deep for those elbow-length gloves). The belt is the final blow in this “death by accessories” situation.

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Prognosis: Take it off! Ditch the moss-green sweater, gloves, belt and let some skin show. The teal pencil skirt, black lace tank and leopard T-bar pumps can stay. And if you’re looking for a sleek topper, try a structured blazer and save the cozy knits for movie nights with Donnie Wahlberg.

–Brittany Talarico

So, your thoughts? Do you agree, or does she look perfect?

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Style Rx: Victoria Beckham, Please Ditch the Shiny Short Pants

Sep/18/2013 at 05:36 PM ET

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Who: Victoria Beckham

Where: At a Vogue dinner in London

Diagnosis: Empty closet syndrome. That’s the only reasonable conclusion we can come to after seeing this haphazard amalgamation of wardrobe items, which bears a strong resemblance to the outfit we put together on laundry day when things are really dire. The only difference is that we only wear our shiny capris/wool turtleneck/white T combo to the laundry room — not to dinner with Anna Wintour.

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Prognosis: Our first and most immediate concern is those pants, which we fear may now be seen on women the world over who are not Victoria Beckham. They must be immediately replaced with a slim leather pencil skirt before such an epidemic occurs. Ditch the tee, keep the shoes and add a bold bracelet and we’ll be on the road to recovery.

–Alex Apatoff

So, your thoughts? Do you agree, or does she look perfect?

 

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