The Worst Dressed Stars in Coachella History: From Jared Leto to Bella Thorne to Cardi B

When you hear “Coachella style,” the first thing that comes to mind is not the most chic. In recent years the hot denim short, bikini top, cowboy hat and some sort of fringe suede number has become synonymous with the festival. Long gone are prairie dresses, the right side of Western and the eternally cool groovy ’60s.

worst dressed, INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Actor Jared Leto attends day 2 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2014 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Coachella)
Jared Leto at the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

Jared Leto is a good example of how different references from different genres don’t blend together always. The grunge plaid shirt and rock ‘n’ roll skinny zebra pants, with the skater Vans and sleeveless T-shirt misses the mark by trying too hard to be cool.

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Amber Rose is another example of a celebrity trying to capitalize on a past musical trend — in this case, the raver plastic orange pants with the S&M inspired leather bra top and platform combat boots. Rose also fails to revive the ’90s moment.

PALM SPRINGS, CA - APRIL 15:  worst dressed, Amber Rose attends ShoeDazzle's Dazzle in the Desert on April 15, 2018 in Palm Springs, California.  (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for ShoeDazzle)
Amber Rose at ShoeDazzle’s Dazzle event on April 15, 2018, in Palm Springs, Calif.

All the hot shorts paired with crop tops and strangely winter footwear, such as knee-high boost or chunky booties, blend together and become the poster child of what’s wrong with Coachella style. Adding a netted top, like Victoria Justice, or a statement hat, like Jasmine Tookes, only worsens the fashion quotient. In the case of Paris Jackson and Lindsay Lohan, we’re left slightly speechless. It seems they got dressed in the dark, or they purposely tried to create a new type of pattern combination that for good reason was never tried before.

INDIO, CA - APRIL 20:  Actress Bella Thorne attends day 3 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 20, 2014 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Katie Stratton/Getty Images for Coachella)
Bella Thorne at the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.

Barry Keoghan is one celebrity whose style truly suffered this Coachella at the Celsius Desert Oasis party. The Burberry-print bandana and matching shorts, paired with a Versace ultra-tight white tank, transformed the leading man into the ultimate fashion victim.

Barry Keoghan
Barry Keoghan

It is clear this is a denim-centric festival, and opting for acid wash or bleached details — or any other adventurous finish — rarely succeeds.

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coachella worst dressed of all time

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