Every year, we tune into the Oscars to honor and celebrate the best in film. We also tune in to check out the elegant fashions of the red carpet—a place for Hollywood’s finest to show off their best looks. While the Oscars tend to be a bit more proper of the award show ceremonies—and less, well, weird than the Grammy’s—some celebrities still choose to take some major fashion risks. While not all of these red carpet risks have deemed successful, we think some deserve more credit than they’ve received in their time and a second chance.
With the 2016 Oscars just around the corner, we felt it was only right to rehash some of our favorite “worst” dresses of the past. From channeling Morticia Addams to dressing like an actual swan, we present the best of the “worst” Oscar gowns of all-time. Click through the gallery to see our favorites, and to find out why we think they actually don’t suck.
Don’t forget to tune in this Sunday to see what risks this year’s carpet may bring.