The 8 worst dressed ladies at the 2012 Oscars

Good news always comes with a bit of bad news. Take, for instance, the 2012 Oscars: Plenty of starlets had jaw-droppingly gorgeous gowns, while others got dressed in the dark. Who made it onto our list of worst dressed stars at the 2012 Oscars? You might be surprised.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Oscars Worst Dressed -- Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow must have been drinking a little too much goop when she decided on this white Tom Ford cape dress. She could have made the best dressed list without the weird add-on fabric. For shame, Gwynny!

Jennifer Lopez

Oscars Worst Dressed -- Jennifer Lopez

We’ll give it to Jennifer Lopez: She is trying really, really hard to remain relevant in today’s entertainment landscape. Long gone are the days of her green Versace dress, but this white Zuhair Murad dress might have showed off one of her, um, girls — on live television!

Her stylist, Mariel Haenn, denies that there was a nip slip, though.

“The dress fit perfectly to every inch,” she told People. “While the dress did give the illusion of sheer-ness, joke’s on everyone who wishes they saw something!”

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Anna Faris

Oscars Worst Dressed -- Anna Faris

What’s Your Number actress Anna Faris wore a Diane von Furstenberg trash bag dress to the 2012 Oscars. Okay, we kid — but this dress did nothing for the cute actress’ frame.

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Rose Byrne

Oscars Worst Dressed -- Rose Byrne

Bridesmaids beauty Rose Byrne wore another designer trash bag: This one by Vivienne Westwood. Just… no. We did love it when she and co-star Melissa McCarthy did the Martin Scorsese drinking game while presenting — then again, we love any excuse to down a cocktail.

Sandra Bullock

Oscars worst dressed -- Sandra Bullock

Watch out, Sandra Bullock! Something is attacking you… oh wait, that’s just your dress. The Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close actress wore this monstrosity of a Marchesa dress to the 2012 Oscars, along with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Rooney Mara

Oscars worst dressed -- Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara really has the black-hair-and-white-dress aesthetic down pat. The Best Actress nominee went a little too far with this white Givenchy dress on her pale white skin. Someone on Twitter commented that she looked like one of the Svedka Vodka robots — a spot-on comparison, if you ask us.

Sherri Shepherd

Oscars worst dressed -- Sherri Shepherd

The View host Sherri Shepherd must have taken one of her dresses from the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars (she’s rumored to be one of the new cast members) before coming to the Oscars. Shepherd’s dress was ill-fitting and just all sorts of no. Sorry, Sherri.

Shailene Woodley

Oscars worst dressed -- Shailene Woodley

The Descendants star Shailene Woodley is a gorgeous girl, so we don’t understand why she chose to dress up as a winter ice princess for the 2012 Oscars. This Valentino Couture gown is just all sorts of wrong, Shailene.

Images courtesy Jen Lowery / Splash News

Who is your pick for the worst dressed at the 2012 Oscars?