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Was your favorite star born in August? Wonderwall.com is rounding up the best and worst fashion moments from celebrities born this month. It’s hard to forget one of Aug. 7 birthday girl Charlize Theron’s worst fashion missteps — a look she donned at the Academy Awards more than a decade ago. This one even goes down in history as one of the worst Oscar dresses of all time! In 2010, the actress arrived on the red carpet in a John Galliano for Christian Dior design featuring unfortunately placed floral details on the bodice, a poor fit and wrinkled fabric that gave way to a messy train. Adding insult to injury? The mismatched bold red lip she sported with the lavender frock. Just a few years later at the same event, however, she totally redeemed herself with a look that became our favorite ever on the beauty…
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Charlize Theron truly wowed at the 2013 Academy Awards in a drastically different Dior number. The strapless white frock featured a cut-out at the neckline, a peplum detail at the waist and a delicate train in stark white — all making for a major fashion win on the red carpet.
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Cara Delevingne celebrates her birthday on Aug. 12 year after year, but one look we hope she won’t re-wear to a birthday party — this hideous Iris van Herpen dress! She wore it back in August 2019 and scored a serious fashion miss thanks to the frock’s bizarre all-over print and those overly dramatic sleeves that fell to the floor.
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Our favorite Cara Delevingne look dates back to 2016 when she wore this impossibly cool Alexander McQueen getup. The ensemble was made up of a partially-sheer minidress with a ruffled tulle skirt, thigh-high fitted boots and an embellished leather jacket to top things off, staying true to the supermodel’s personal style while also ensuring she was the best-dressed star at the”Suicide Squad” premiere that August.
Was your favorite star born in August? Wonderwall.com is rounding up the best and worst fashion moments from celebrities born this month, starting with Dua Lipa, who celebrates her birthday on Aug. 22. It’s hard to exactly follow what’s going on here, but one thing we know for sure — we didn’t expect this look from the usually stylish Dua! The singer wore this Nathalie Ballout getup which featured multiple patterns and prints in a minidress form with a half-denim side all held in place by a denim belt tied at the waist. She finished things off with patterned pumps for a truly puzzling look. Next up? Our favorite look from the fashionista…
Dua Lipa’s 2019 Grammy look seriously wowed. The strapless Atelier Versace design’s sweetheart neckline and impeccable beaded embellishing made it a standout at the ceremony that year and provided the singer with a serious fashion moment.
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August 10th birthday girl Kylie Jenner’s worst look? We’re going with her 2019 Grammy Awards ensemble — this pale pink Balmain jumpsuit with dramatically structured sleeves that tapered down to become fully gloved in a bizarre move that we still don’t fully understand.
Kylie Jenner rocked a slinky navy number at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills in February 2020. The Ralph and Russo design was straight from the runway, featuring cool geometrical shapes and a mermaid-style skirt.
Kacey Musgraves rarely makes fashion missteps, so this look at the 2019 CMA Awards surprised us. The star picked this silver and yellow Valentino number, complete with mounds of feathers and bedazzlement, that just didn’t land with us. The star, who celebrates her birthday on August 21, usually wows us on the red carpet, and this next look is a prime example…
Our favorite Kacey Musgraves look of all time took place at the 2019 Grammys. That year the country crooner donned a pale blush Valentino Haute Couture gown that was not only stunning, but had sentimental value. The neckline of the beautiful confection featured a fan shape that alluded to the cover of her album “Golden Hour.” That made the copious amounts of tulle and that pretty berry-hued belt that much better.
August 22 marks funny gal Kristen Wiig’s birthday. Her worst fashion moment? We pick a really recent one — her 2020 Oscar gown. While the bright red Valentino gown certainly made a statement with its interesting structure, its the styling that lost us. It definitely didn’t need those dramatic black gloves and the tan heels felt like an odd decision.
Our favorite Kristen Wiig look took place in 2016 at the “Masterminds” premiere. She sported this killer Marc Jacobs confection — with check-board patterns, a floral motif complete with a bird and leaves lace, sequins and the perfect amount of busy in this long-sleeved multicolored frock with a gorgeous scalloped slit up the front.
We know this was one of Shawn Mendes’s very first red carpets, but we can’t help but label it his worst fashion moment ever. The star attended an event ahead of the US Open in New York in 2014 in a pair of very wrinkled khakis, a black t-shirt and sneakers for a seriously underwhelming look. Let’s see a better fashion memory from the singer, who celebrated his birthday on August 8.
Shawn Mendes’s 2020 Grammy look takes the spot! Now a seasoned veteran of the red carpet, the star stepped up his fashion in this three-piece Louis Vuitton suit. From that unique maroon shade to the impeccable tailoring and even an unexpected accessory thrown in with that necklace, this look went down as our favorite from the pop star.
Where do we begin when it comes to August 20th birthday girl Demi Lovato’s Jingle Ball ensemble in December 2017. The unfortunate getup included a back bodysuit underneath a cropped denim jacket and a strange denim corset detail at the waist, and then what essentially seemed to be denim stockings over top white pointy-toe boots.
Demi Lovato’s 2018 Billboard Music Awards look was a major improvement! Though all-over leopard is a risky move, the singer pulled it off in this long-sleeved gown with a plunging neckline, a belt at the waist and slit that showed off her peep-toe pumps.
Eek. A hot pink latex suit is never really a great fashion idea, as exemplified by Bebe Rexha at the Teen Choice Awards in 2018. The funky selection — made worse by adding a sparkly bandeau underneath and hot pink sandals — amounted to this August 30th birthday girl’s worst look ever in our book.
Known for her wild fashion choices, it was this extra simple frock that caught out attention at the Billboard Music Awards in 2017. Bebe Rexha selected this stunning Calvin Klein gown for the occasion, pairing it with equally simple black strapped sandals for an elegant, eye-catching look on the pink carpet.
Our next August-born celeb gave us one of the most puzzling red carpets of all time! Halle Berry, who blows out candles every year on Aug. 14, sported this baffling ensemble at a VH1 event in May 2017. The one-sheer-shouldered getup featured a bandeau underneath a lace overlay that gave way to a pair of black trousers with slits up the legs. Yep, you read that right!
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A stunning gold Marchesa gown takes the cake as Halle Berry’s best style move ever. She wore the strapless confection, which featured rhinestone embellishments and delicate layers of tulle that started above the knee and trailed behind her in a train, to the 2011 Academy Awards.
Fashionista Blake Lively, who was born on Aug. 25, often makes savvy style choices but there are bound to be some misses. Case in point? This 2018 MTV Video Music Awards disaster. The bizarre Ralph and Russo pantsuit in silver featured a fitted jacket with an embellished lapel and a pair of the widest legged trousers we’ve ever seen. The matronly vibe popped up in a series of pantsuits the star wore while promoting “A Simple Favor” that year, but this is one she should have skipped.
It’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite Blake Lively look, but if we had to choose, we’d say it was this major moment at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. The star showed off her baby bump in the chicest way imaginable — in bright blue Atelier Versace. The one-shouldered gown featured interesting shapes, exquisite all-over beading, a dramatic thigh-high slit and a train — making it one of the most glamorous maternity gowns of all time.
Aug. 20 birthday beauty Amy Adams served up some underwhelming fashion at the 2010 Golden Globes in this Carolina Herrera dress. The knee-length frock included one thick strap and one off-the-shoulder strap — a haphazard look that didn’t feel right for such a big night in Hollywood. Fortunately, Amy proved she could rock green in a much better way a few years later…
Wow! Our top look from Amy Adams comes from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February 2019 where the actress stepped onto the red carpet in this show-stopping teal Alexandre Vauthier design. The long-sleeved gown’s plunging neckline ended in a pretty embellished belt before giving way to a perfectly ruched fitted skirt that provided the ultimate amount of glam and drama.
Aug. 15 marks Jennifer Lawrence’s birthday. The lovable Leo certainly served up an unlovable look back in 2012 at the People’s Choice Awards. That year, she stepped out in this not-so-great electric blue Viktor & Rolf frock with cut-outs and mesh underlay and paired it with uncomplementary black pumps.
Our favorite look on Jennifer Lawrence happens to be from one of her earliest red carpet outings! The star hit it out of the park at her very first Academy Awards in 2011, donning this eye-catching bright red Calvin Klein gown with a scoop neckline and fitted silhouette.
Though we love a hunk in pink, we weren’t wild about this shiny pale suit Jason Momoa wore to the “See” premiere in October 2019. The gorgeous actor — who celebrates his birthday on Aug. 1 — donned the reflective getup with a T-shirt and pale gray suede boots. Though we weren’t wild about the fabric, we do admit that this is definitely Jason’s color. Check the star out in a similar shade that fared much better next…
Jason Momoa’s 2019 Oscars ensemble is one of our favorite menswear looks ever! The actor stunned in this pretty pink velvet Fendi getup trimmed with chocolate brown lapels and a matching stripe down his trousers. It all paired perfectly with his brown boots, but his best accessory just might have been the matching pink velvet scrunchie on his wrist!
Aug. 11 marks Viola Davis’s birthday. When it came time to find her biggest style miss, we had to go way back to 2014. That year, the actress arrived at the Academy Awards in this dull green gown. Aside from the Escada dress having a dull silhouette, the fabric appeared wrinkled and not ready for the red carpet. Fortunately, we had a lot more looks to pick from when it came to deciding on Viola’s most fabulous fashion moment…
In 2018, Viola Davis arrived on the Academy Awards red carpet in style. The star donned this neon pink Michael Kors number with thin straps, plenty of sequins and a perfectly tailored silhouette that culminated in a diminutive train.
Mila Kunis’s birthday falls on Aug. 14, which means it’s time to revisit one of her biggest fashion misses — her “Bad Moms” premiere getup in July 2016. The actress arrived in this strapless Versace minidress with an asymmetrical neckline featuring tufts of red and printed fabric and a strange tail-like detail draped down the left side — a good example of when a look from the runway just doesn’t translate. Though we didn’t love her dress, we could get behind those pink and red pumps.
Our all-time favorite look from Mila Kunis took place back in 2011 at the Academy Awards. That year, the star arrived in this lovely Elie Saab confection that featured chiffon, lace and just the right amount of sheer.
Back in 2017, Meagan Good, who celebrates her birthday on Aug. 8, wore this unfortunate number to a Golden Globes afterparty — a tan-hued strapless dress with a bustier-style bodice and fitted mermaid-style skirt. The design attempted to embrace too many trends at once, amounting to one of our least favorite looks from the actress. As for our favorite Meagan look…
Gorgeous in green! Meagan Good’s 2016 BET Awards look remains our favorite fashion moment from the star. Her Lorena Sarbu design featured cut-outs and and a thigh-high slit in a fabulous emerald green shade.
Aug. 9 marks Anna Kendrick’s birthday! The star’s worst fashion moment went down in February 2010 at the BAFTAs when she arrived in this bright yellow Pucci mini. The strapless frock featured ruffles and embroidery down the front — a busy look that certainly wasn’t helped by the strappy sandals she paired it with. Though we’re not typically fans of short dresses at big events, Anna’s affinity for the style resulted in a fashion hit a few years later…
Anna Kendrick wowed at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards in this pink and silver minidress by Versace. The star’s slinky frock included spaghetti straps and a small slit along the hemline and worked wonderfully with the pointy-toe silver pumps she paired it with.
Yikes! Aug. 4 birthday girl Greta Gerwig puzzled us with her pick at the 2020 Independent Spirit Awards. Her long-sleeved tea-length Prada frock featured a mishmash of conflicting prints — from blue and white stripes to florals — and the silhouette was equally confounding. Next up? A look we liked much better on the filmmaker…
Emerald green Gucci gave Greta Gerwig her most fashionable look to date at the 2020 BAFTAs. From the luxe velvet fabric to the stunning studded halter straps, we adored every inch of this frock.
Though we bet she wore something fabulous on her birthday — Aug. 9 — Gillian Anderson didn’t score a fashion home run back at the Glamour Magazine Women of the Year Awards in 2015 in this disastrous Paolo Sebastian confection. The design featured all-over embroidery down its tea-length silhouette, but that actually wasn’t our least favorite part of the look. It was the tulle cape-like addition that fell down to her knees.
You can’t go wrong in red velvet. Gillian Anderson proved this at the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards when she wore our favorite look to date — this gorgeous cap-sleeved velvet number with a plunging neckline and mermaid-style silhouette. Aside from wowing from the front, this frock also featured an exquisite design down the back. See it next!
The back of Gillian Anderson’s red velvet Emmys gown included this stunning black lace design, making it even more gorgeous.
Though we loved the hue of the purple Reem Acra gown that Melissa McCarthy wore to the 2019 Golden Globes, we weren’t as wild about the silver star pattern that cheapened the frock. The excessive ruffles and belt detail also seemed unnecessary in our book, making this our least favorite look on the hilarious actress, who was born on Aug. 26.
But Melissa McCarthy looked impossibly glam at the 2019 BAFTAs in this St. John gown. The long sleeved, floor-length black frock was form-fitting and fabulous and paired perfectly with her bright red lip and slicked-back hairstyle.
Aug. 26 is Keke Palmer’s birthday. The talented beauty is known for serving up some unexpected fashion, but this funky 2016 Comic-Con moment tops her worst dressed moments. The mismatched and bizarre ensemble — comprised of a pink sparkly jacket with floral embroidery and striped cuffs, a black embroidered bralette and a pair of camo-inspired bleached jeans with funky orange heels — was certainly one of the strangest looks we saw on a star at the convention that year.
Pretty in purple! Keke Palmer wowed at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles in 2019, making up for that unfortunate Comic-Con garb. She arrived on the red carpet in this exquisite Christian Siriano confection that uniquely included wide sleeves, a plunging neckline, a high-low hemline and a dramatic ruffled train.
We still remember Debra Messing’s 2018 Golden Globes getup… but not with fond memories. The star, who celebrates her birthday on Aug. 15, arrived in this Christian Siriano dress-pants combo that majorly disappointed fashion watchers. From the weird cut of the beaded short-sleeved dress to the baggy pants, nothing about this look was redeemable in our eyes.
Debra Messing was feeling Jovani a few months later when she rocked this pretty purple frock by the designer at an event in Los Angeles in August 2018. We loved the bold color choice as well as the halter-style neckline, the cut-out along the bodice and the subtle slit in the skirt.
Aug. 29 marks the day Lea Michele blows out her birthday candles. Too bad the former “Glee” actress doesn’t always light up the red carpet. Take this funky Elie Saab getup, for example. The star wore it to a Grammys party in 2018, and though we liked the idea of dark green velvet trousers, we couldn’t embrace that busy ruffled top with the insanely low neckline she paired them with. On to a look that proved much more successful for the star…
Lea Michele sported this stunning Oscar de la Renta ballgown at the 2010 Golden Globes, and it remains our favorite look from the star. From the sweetheart neckline to the full tulle skirt, this dress looked fit for a Hollywood princess.