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Worst Red Carpet Look of 2012 – Readers Poll

Rihanna Katy Perry Nicki Minaj Lady Gaga Carly Rae Jepsen
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The red carpet is the place for fashion statements, but sometimes, celebrities stretch their luck and take things way too far with their ensembles. For example, just check out our nominees for the worst red carpet look of 2012, from Rihanna‘s deflated trash bag pajamas, to the tween-inspired jumper and platform sneakers worn by Carly Rae Jepsen.

We hate to see RiRi looking so bad, because she usually looks so good. But, alas, we’re not the ones who advised her to wear this sad, baggy sweatsuit to her album release party in N.Y.C. this year — it looks like a deflated version of Missy Elliott‘s trash bag in her ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ video. This pleather-overload look is a creation by Damir Domas, but not even her Manolo Blahnik heels can save RiRi from this lazy-looking, fashion disaster.

Meanwhile, earlier this year, we were blinded by at Katy Perry‘s neon nightmare at the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards outfit. While the Nickelodeon event always has more playful looks on the red carpet, Katy Perry looks like she bought a green sports bra and then hot-glued some beads on it. The skirt is equally bad, the heels are just too much, and top it off with a crazy a– ponytail and you’ve got one of the worst red carpet looks of 2012!

Then there’s the costumed divas of pop music, Nicki Minaj and Lady Gaga, who really disappointed us with two of their outlandish getups this year. While we’re usually eagerly awaiting Nicki and Gaga’s next fashion move, since they are always incredibly eye-catching, the ‘Freedom’ rapper’s 2012 Grammy outfit was just so, so terrible, and the fact that it’s a Versace design has left us baffled. And Gaga was buggin’ out at her Fame fragrance launch, appearing as some sort of insect-human hybrid in her over-the-top black getup and goggles.

Finally, there’s Carly Rae Jepsen, who dresses way too young for a woman who’s three years away from 30. WTF is that plaid jumper? It looks the uniform we had to wear to Catholic school back when we were 8, and that even looked better than Jepsen’s ensemble. The odd studded collar and belt, matronly plaid pattern, pleated skirt and platform sneakers have transported Jepsen from a 27-year-old superstar back to those awkward tween years when almost everything you wear looks dreadful.

Which red carpet ensemble is the worst from 2012? Cast your vote below!

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