These Celebrity Trends Are On Overload

April 17, 2010 • Magazine

These Celebrity Trends Are On Overload

These Celebrity Trends Are On Overload

Mon, 2000-04-17 07:00

Simona Kogan

We’ve seen them all in our favorite clothing stores and we’ve had enough. The metallics, the neon, the overdone floral, the jewel tones, the gladiator shoes, the mismatched prints…

Some of them we liked and some of them we just got used to — because we had to. But even celebrity fashionistas are going overboard on some of the latest trends and it’s time we’ve given them a nod. Perhaps we won’t keep them from wearing them. Even in moments when we’re thinking they’re off their rocker for wearing these trendy items in full force, we’re eyeing them up. But enough is enough. These are the celebrity trends that are in overload!


Ruffles are frothy, girly and fun, but when they start hanging on celebs at every awards show from the Golden Globes to the Screen Actors Guild, we’re thinking it’s time to keep it at bay or take it down a notch. It doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere though. Just recently, Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks wore a poofy black ruffled number.

In more toned-down version (the kind we like,) Audrina Patridge strolled the streets in LA wearing a peach strapless dress. But then Twilight’s Nikki Reed fronted a colorful Cynthia Steffe Spring 2010 dress to the Kid’s Choice Awards and Rachel Bilson wore an Express romper to an event and we started wondering when ruffles became so, well, teenager. Next!

Too Much Print

We started seeing Claire Danes in powerful floral prints, Jennifer Lopez in leopard prints, Mary-Kate Olsen in embroidered prints, Maggie Gyllehaal in mismatched prints, and Jessica Simpson in graphic prints all around the same time. Yeah, that’s when we decided prints are pretty much overkill.

Did we forget to mention Olivia Palermo in a beige and white peacock print? Or Lea Michele in an over-the-top wrap dress floral print? Enough really is enough.

Acid Wash

Acid wash WAS cool…in the 80s! We all know 80s trends are back and bigger then ever, but we’re not sure how much more acid wash we can really take. Especially when celebs (or anyone) don’t wear it all that well. Last year, Katy Perry wore an acid-wash playsuit that was truly over-the-top. This year, though celebs like Mena Suvari in an acid wash jacket from Alice & Olivia by Stacey Bendet and Kelly Osbourne in an acid wash skirt and pointy shouldered blazer at Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief event during New York Fashion Week weren’t too far behind in 80s overkill. Even fashion trendsetters like Victoria Beckham and Gwen Stefani are saying this trend is so last year. They haven’t worn acid wash jeans since 2009!

Ruffles: Christina Hendricks,
Acid Wash: Kelly Osbourne,
Too Much Print: Maggie Gyllehaal,

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