Some celebrities take the phrase “beauty is pain” and run full speed onto the red carpet and various stages with it. Whether it’s gravity-defying headdresses, violent-looking jewelry, or a funky dress that may or may not smell like meat, some celebrities know how to make a statement with their uncomfortable-looking wardrobes.
From the mother of all things uncomfortable, Lady Gaga, to Cher’s iconic heavily bedazzled headpieces, these celebrities did what they had to do in the name of fashion.
16-Feet Of Fuss For Rihanna At The 2015 Met Gala
Rihanna’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” Met Gala dress in 2015 might have been a head-turner, but that doesn’t make it any less uncomfortable. The yellow fur-lined ensemble sported a 16-foot train that must have been very heavy.
And let’s not forget how many people are invited to the Met Gala each year, meaning Rihanna probably had more than one person stepping on the one of a kind Guo Pei piece. Sorry, Ri-Ri, but this fashion choice wasn’t what one would call “functional.”
Cher’s Heavy Bedazzled Headdress
We don’t know about you, but we don’t have one clue how Cher was able to perform with that gigantic headpiece. Yes, it is a very Cher thing to have an elaborate headdress, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less heavy.
The weight along with the fur makes us all clammy just thinking about the heat trapped on the crown of her head. We mean, she is on stage underneath a boatload of lights, after all!
Z LaLa Had All Doors Removed So She Could Wear This Dress
Singer Z LaLa must have had all of the doors to her home and car removed, so she was able to rock this dress on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards pink carpet. There is no other way that cage dress was making it to the event.
We can’t imagine how uncomfortable this artist must have been that evening because we don’t see how she was able to sit down or be anywhere near a crowd with that cage dress on!
Celine Dion’s Feathers And Sparkly Fringe
At the 2019 “Camping” Met Gala, Celine Dion made a statement with her foot-high feather headpiece and silver fringe dress. While she looked stunning in a way only the My Heart Will Go On singer can, we can’t help but think her outfit for the evening was completely over-the-top uncomfortable.
Not only did she most likely have to duck underneath every doorway she came across, but we’d bet money that fringe hooked onto more than one stars outfit throughout the night.
Lady Gaga’s Finger Jewelry
They look very cool and stylish, but we’re not sure how Lady Gaga was able to accomplish anything during her fragrance launch party with those finger ornaments on. They’re a few inches longer than her actual fingers and come to, what looks like, a very sharp point.
So, either she didn’t shake hands with anyone that evening, or she had to take them off each time someone came over to congratulate her on her new fragrance, Fame. And don’t even get us started on the bathroom issues that would come with earing those things!
Miley Cyrus Took A Risk With This Balloon Dress
We have to say, Miley Cyrus took a risk wearing this balloon dress to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2015. Not only is it a second skin on the singer, but we’re curious as to what would happen if one of the letters pop.
Answer: it would hurt something fierce! Then again, Cyrus is known for her “out there” fashion sense. So, we’d imagine uncomfortable outfits that are difficult to sit in come with the territory.
Lady Gaga’s Mile-High Red Shoes
While Lady Gaga is known for her out-there outfits, nothing really compares to some of her shoes. Take these red mile-high platform heels she wore to the 2016 Grammy Awards, for example.
Just by looking at the shoes, we feel as though our ankle bones snapped into tiny fragments. We’re not sure how the singer was able to walk the red carpet while keeping in mind that high dress slit all evening. We’re fairly certain Gaga was born with superpowers that have nothing to do with her vocal talent.
Solange Took The “Through The Looking Glass” Theme Seriously
If anyone knows how Solange Knowles was able to eat at the 2015 Met Gala, please, let us know. Because the artist’s funky dress looks not only uncomfortable to wear for an entire evening, but it doesn’t look like it allows for food, drinks, or even hugging people.
We know that the Met Gala is themed each year, but Solange, you didn’t need to take the “through the looking glass” theme so literally to the point of just being able to see over your neckline.
Kristen Stewart’s Subtle Waist Training At The Met Gala
We’re not going to lie; actress Kristen Stewart looks gorgeous in her “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” themed outfit for the 2014 Met Gala. With the edgy dress and orange side-swept hair, Stewart stayed true to her rocker persona.
The only thing we’re questioning is how she’s subtly waist training on the red carpet. Truly, that corset-looking silver piece couldn’t have been comfortable to wear the entire night. And we can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to sit down.
Gigi Hadid Didn’t Want Anyone Hugging Her
Honestly, if model Gigi Hadid wanted people to give her some space, she could have just hired more bodyguards like other celebrities. Instead, she opted to wear a studded leather jacket that would put every biker to shame.
Seriously, that jacket is better utilized as a weapon than something to keep you warm. Not that it is necessarily uncomfortable, but we can imagine Hadid has pricked her hands more than once, going for a shoulder itch or something.
Beyonce’s Embellished Latex Number At The Met Gala
When we look at Beyonce’s 2016 Met Gala gown, three words come to mind: sweaty, smelly, and squeaky. For the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” theme, she sported a dress made entirely out of latex. If you’ve ever felt the material before, then you know it is the last thing you want your clothing to be made out of.
The material is not forgiving, doesn’t breathe, and makes a horrible squeaking sound with every movement. Sorry, Queen B, but this orange sherbert Givenchy gown looks beyond uncomfortable.
Kate Bosworth’s Chest Plate Must’ve Weighed A Ton
In 2016, actress Kate Bosworth stunned on the red carpet in a beautiful Dolce & Gabbana dress and headpiece. And while the gladiator-meets-red-carpet look was perfect for the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” themed Met Gala, we can’t help but think about how heavy the embellishments are on the top of the dress.
Bosworth is tiny, so we’re surprised she didn’t topple over from all of the weight in that one centralized location. Her abs were probably working overtime to keep her upright!
Brie Larson Is Just Asking For A Paper Cut
Brie Larson always looks gorgeous on the red carpet, but we have to question her dress choice during the 2016 Met Gala. Yes, the silver sequined dress looks harmless enough. But if you’ve ever given yourself a paper cut from one of these circles-of-pain, then you know there is more to that gown then meets the eye.
The actress is just asking for multiple little cuts all over her body with that dress! And that’s not even including all the people she hugged throughout the evening who will go home with stinging arms and fingers!
Solange Didn’t Want To Sit Anyway
Once again, Solange took a Met Gala theme and totally ran with it. This time, it was the abstract lemon yellow dress matched with latex thigh-high socks at the 2016 “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” themed Met Gala.
Of course, the singer somehow pulls off the funky look, but that doesn’t mean it’s comfortable. Not only is latex one of the most uncomfortable fabrics, but the flips and folds in that dress must have made it impossible to sit down.
Grace Jones And This Starfish-Octopus Hybrid Shirt
It’s very hard not to love actress Grace Jones but very easy to be questioning her fashion choice at the 54th Cannes Film Festival. During the premiere of her film Va Savior, Jones sported what can only be described as a starfish-looking octopus hybrid shirt.
Not only does it look vastly uncomfortable for her arms, of which she has to maneuver to those two slits in the arms if she wants to do anything with her hands, but the hood is doing nothing for her.
Lady Gaga’s Personal Orbit
When it comes to Lady Gaga, none of her outfits really surprise us anymore. But when she made her Grammy debut in 2010 sporting what can only be considered a galaxy dress, people questioned what was going through her mind.
For us, we were questioning how the singer was going to sit down through the event! Throw in the fact that she’s also wearing a full-body suit that sports a wig on the stop, and we can’t imagine how hot she must have been strutting down that red carpet.
Anna Ewers Silver Dress Of Pine Needles
The 2016 Met Gala seems to have been a recipe for uncomfortable-looking gowns. Take the model Anna Ewers’ dress, for example. Of course, she looks absolutely stunning in the silver gown, but it looks extremely dangerous, too!
Not only does it look very heavy on the slim model, but the dress is completely made of what looks like needles. We wonder if she woke up the next morning with scratches on her arms from getting too close to her clothing! If we knew her, we wouldn’t go in for a hug.
Alessandra Ambrosio Probably Didn’t Eat Wearing That Belt
During the “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” themed 2016 Met Gala, model Alessandra Ambrosio went all-in with her fashion choice, sporting a custom-made formfitting silver knitted dress.
And while she looked stunning, we can’t help but think that giant silver belt didn’t do her any favors when dinner rolled around. All we can do is hope the area the belt is covering didn’t have any cutouts, or else the model most definitely had some unfortunate indents later that evening!
The Dress That Weighed As Much As Kim K
Sorry, but Kim Kardashian’s 2016 Met Gala dress looks like it weighs about as much as she does. Although she can rock a metallic silver dress like no one’s business, the TV personality couldn’t have been comfortable in that long-sleeved ensemble.
We’re not even sure how she’s managing to bend her arm for that pose! If we were Kim K, we’d probably be on that multi-colored carpet counting down the hours until I was able to take the dress off.
Who Can Forget Lady Gaga’s Infamous Meat Outfit
If there is one insane outfit Lady Gaga has rocked on the red carpet over the years that still has us scratching our heads, it’s the infamous meat dress of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. Not only does the dress look sticky and uncomfortable, but she went ahead and opted for a meat accessory on her head!
Who in their right mind wants a slab of meat in their hair? And if that wasn’t enough, her feet are in mile-high meat wedges. We don’t want to know what that outfit smelled like by the end of the night.