Celebrity Style

8 ‘Ugly’ Trends Olivia Wilde Rocks Every Time

From cat sweaters to tie-dye.

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Olivia Wilde makes headlines for her ever-daring red carpet looks — from free-the-nipple looks to bridal-inspired revenge dresses. She never shies away from bold trends some might call ‘ugly.’ Here are all the times she’s reclaimed them.

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After its 2010s takeover, chevron is decidedly over. Wilde revived the look, adding cherry red latex gloves, and absolutely nailed it.
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Belt Bags

While fanny packs are fairly timeless, belt bags are hit-or-miss. This look, however, can be put firmly in the ‘hit’ category.
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Though it dominated the 2010s (millennials know), peplum is a polarizing silhouette in 2023. But I think we can all agree this look is stunning.
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Kitschy Sweaters

For an off-duty look, this chill LA ‘fit included a wide-leg jeans and a cat sweater that feels wonderfully twee.
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Mixed Prints

Polka-dots and pinstripes both hit their peak in the early aughts. Wilde brought the pairing into the modern day with this mix-and-match moment.
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Shoulder Pads

While some believe shoulder pads should stay in the 1980s, a bold shoulder adds drama to any look. Consider this proof.
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Head-To-Toe Tie-Dye

Tie-dye tends to get a bad rep, but this blue and white gown has convinced me otherwise.
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Loud Prints

In the era of fashion simplicity, maximalist prints are few and far between. But I have no qualms with this ‘70s style floral number.