The Worst-Dressed Celebs At The 2024 Oscars

For everyone from movie buffs to fashionistas, few events are as thrilling as the Oscars. At the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, the 96th Academy Awards served lots of music, laughs, and lewks. Jimmy Kimmel led the evening's events for the fourth consecutive year, and its star-studded guest list included everyone from "Wicked" lead and "Eternal Sunshine" singer Ariana Grande to real-life Barbie Margot Robbie. As with every awards ceremony, there are winners and losers — and this applies to those walking the red carpet to those leaving with a little golden statuette.

Getting your look just right for what may be the most important event of the year is a huge endeavor that takes ample preparation, but even those with good intentions can fall short. From footwear mishaps to tailoring fails, it's no secret that many things can go awry on the red carpet. And at this year's Oscars, things came crashing down for several celebs. Some, like Liza Koshy, even took a tumble for the cameras due to their styling choices. Luckily for you, Gliz's gathered all these fashion fails and more. So, grab your popcorn — it's time to dig into our list of the worst-dressed celebs at the Oscars this year.

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy is a national treasure, but this Valentine's Day-esque ensemble is anything but. If Barbie ever teamed up with Russell Stover for a fashion collab, we imagine the results would look quite similar to McCarthy's red and pink gown at the 2024 Oscars. It's certainly eye-catching, but we weren't sold on its silhouette. From the asymmetrical ruching at the waist to the peekaboo puffed satin sleeves, the misguided details in this design were a huge letdown.

Kirsten Dunst

Kirsten Dunst is a bonafide style icon, so we were somewhat puzzled by her decision to rock such a stripped-down style on the 2024 Oscars red carpet. Unfortunately, the star's choice of an inoffensive white slip dress was rather boring, though she looked marvelous nonetheless. That said, the old adage that the stars are just like us rings true here — even legendary trendsetters like Dunst must need to take a break from working overtime every now and then.

Rachael Penfold

Visual effects studio CEO Rachael Penfold stepped out with hubby Jonathan Glazer on the 2024 Oscars red carpet in matching black attire. However, Penfold's gilded top is what landed her on Gliz's worst-dressed list. We love the overall concept — and Penfold's sultry 1920s gliz — but the details of her gold bodice left something to be desired. The fraying, feathery hem of the metallic top took away from the beauty of the black and gold ensemble, and we found ourselves wishing we could trim it away.

Brittany Snow

In case there was any confusion, Brittany Snow seems to be letting everyone know that spring is just around the corner. The star's sunny, strapless gown was a bold choice to wear to the Oscars, but it failed to make a positive impression. Though Snow looked as gorgeous as ever, we were underwhelmed by its simplistic design. The garment's awkward fit and wrinkled skirt didn't help, giving us little choice but to include Snow on our worst-dressed list.

Erika Alexander

If we could summarize Erika Alexander's look at the 2024 Oscars in one word, it's unforgettable. That said, we're still not entirely sure how to feel about the actor and producer's busy dress at this year's event. From the colorful hem, reminiscent of birthday cake layers, to the sheer black skirt and miniature train, there was a lot happening in Alexander's gown. We liked certain bits and pieces of the get-up, but altogether, it was a touch overwhelming.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster has been a fixture of the Academy Awards since 1977, but her 2024 carpet look wasn't our fave. Her demure navy gown certainly had some beautiful details, like a shimmering full-length skirt that evoked the night sky. Still, we wished she'd jazzed things up more with some sparkling accessories to play on the celestial theme. Without them, the sleeveless style didn't have much star power.

Jennifer Lawrence

On paper, Jennifer Lawrence's 2024 Oscars look has it all: unexpected details, a vintage-inspired silhouette, and tasteful styling. But somehow, this throwback design didn't quite land in reality. While its tailoring was impeccable, the polka-dotted print of Lawrence's gown was slightly dizzying. We also wished she would have gone with old Hollywood waves or curls instead of a limp, slicked-back 'do.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie has had an impeccable run on awards show red carpets lately, but her 2024 Oscars look simply bored us to tears. It's worth noting that we loved the structured details draped around her hips, and the fit of the glittering garment was divine. But as far as we're concerned, the strapless little black dress was one of the evening's dullest duds, especially on a star of Robbie's caliber.

Liza Koshy

At first glance, Liza Koshy's crimson gown piqued our interest. The oversized puff sleeves look like real roses, and we adore the tight-fitting bodice with its subtle ruching. But in an unfortunate twist, Koshy's attire turned on her as she stepped onto the 2024 Oscars red carpet, leading to a nasty spill in front of the photographers. Let this be a lesson to those looking to avoid award-show wardrobe malfunctions in the future: Always do a thorough test run in your footwear, especially if you're rocking an exaggerated train.