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Friday's Fashion Fails: Avril Lavigne and Debra Messing

Cristina Gibson studied journalism at Loyola Marymount University. While completing her senior year, she landed an internship at E! as an online writer and reporter. Cristina went on to write her own daily column called Hollywood Party G...

Call the fashion police!

Oops... even celebrities get it wrong sometimes! We're telling you why Avril Lavigne and Debra Messing's fashions fell short in our new weekly feature. Learn from the stars' sartorial slip ups!

Call the fashion police!

Avril Lavigne

What's harder to believe: the fact that Avril is engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger or the fact that she has her own fashion line? Tough call! Here's Avril in Las Vegas at a fashion tradeshow where she's promoting (and wearing) her Abbey Dawn fashion line. We get that Avril's into punk chic and all, but the super baggy, all black look isn't doing it for us. Would wearing a little color kill her? And didn't she get the memo that putting your line's logos on a graphic tee is so 1999 (hello, Abercrombie & Fitch)? Then again, her line does retail at Hot Topic...

The Canadian rocker enhanced her street lady ensemble with some flip flops and the hipster hat essential: a fedora. And really, she's missing the most important accessory of all -- her 14 karat engagement ring!

The final verdict? The outfit is bad, but her red glasses are quirky, yet cute.

Call the fashion police!

Debra Messing

Here's the Smash actress doing good but not looking so good. She attended a taping of Good Afternoon America and a Post-it charity event at a local NYC school wearing a Rafael Cennamo dress that's kind of a mess.

Between the metallic color, alternating houndstooth print and a super wide skirt, it's overwhelming us. Having a large print on the bottom combined with the flared hem makes her look bigger than she really is.

The frock would have looked better with the same sized pattern through the entire thing and with a simple, tailored lower half to show off the starlet's svelte shape. Houndstooth is also such a classic, preppy print that doing it in metallic seems odd.

The final verdict? It's not a total disaster, but we know Debra can look sartorially smashing. With a few tweaks, this dress could definitely be improved.

More Friday fashion fun

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Friday's Fashion Fails: Jessica Biel and Vanessa Hudgens

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