Fab or Drab?: Looks that Make You Go Hmmm

These celebs stepped out wearing questionable ensembles in 2012. Were they hot or a hot mess? Cast your vote.

Celia L. Smith Dec, 18, 2012

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Nicki Minaj stole the attention this year at the GRAMMY Awards. Was that a good thing or bad?

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Lil’ Kim celebrates at her after party for the ‘Return Of The Queen' at Culture Club in New York City. Does she look sassy or suspect?

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Fantasia Barrino attended Fox’s American Idol 2012’ Finale Results Show in Los Angeles in a plunging purple sequin gown. Does she get an 'E' for effort or needs improvement?

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Chaka Khan makes a dramatic entrance at the 40th annual Fifi awards in New York City in a kimono sleeved ensemble. Is she divalicious or just plain wrong?

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Kelis attends the Abu Dhabi Digital Domain Event at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in a striped sequin style. Is this typical funky Kelis style, or has she missed her mark?

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Erykah Badu performed at the USA Network Upfront show at Lincoln Center in New York City donning a metallic striped tunic. Eclectic cool or questionable?

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Selita Ebanks wore a frilled frock with metallic Louboutin pumps at the The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation Gala. Hot or hot mess?

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Kat Graham attends 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango in Carson, California in a fiery red one-shouldered mini and Dr. Marten boots. Hot or not?

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Jessica White attends Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2012 at the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier in New York City in a silk kimono-sleeved dress. Fab or fail?

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Ashanti hosts "The Pool After Dark" At Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City in a barely-there, see-through, colorful mini. Cute or try again?

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Beyoncé at 2012's Costume Met Gala

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Rihanna got all dolled up in a satin Marchesa dress with an exaggerated neckline and Louboutin pumps for TIME’S 100 Most Influential People gala. Is this a hit or miss for the diva?

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Tika Sumpter attends the screening of Safe in New York City in a printed blouse, Robins egg blue, high-waisted shorts and hot pink clutch. Fab or drab?

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Leona Lewis performs at Rock in Rio Lisboa music festival in Lisbon, Portugal sporting a retro-futuristic dress. Haute or not?

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At Bergdorf Goodman's 111th Anniversary at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, the celeb stylist pushed fashion to the limits with this Alberta Ferretti chiffon gown with feather and rosette details. Is this a hit or miss?

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Azealia Banks served us a mix of sequin, fur, and jelly sandals at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London. Did the fiesty diva pull it off?

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Raven-Symone works a strapless ivory gown at the 50th anniversary celebration for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Beverly Hills, California. Hot or hmm?

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Ciara showed up to this year's Black Girls Rock awards, rocking head-to-toe Givenchy. Fab or epic fail?

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Jessica White tends to push the envelope when it comes to fashion. At the Leila Shams After-Party during NYFW she rocked a bronze harem jumper. Is this cute or crazy?


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