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The Best and Worst Celebrity Fashion Lines

Do you want to dress like your favorite celebrity? You might think twice after looking at some of these fashion collections.
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Idina Menzel just announced a genius fashion line: clothes you can wear to sleep in and then get up the next day and keep wearing ‘em. Her brand, called Encore, is available now on QVC, and it’s really cute. I mean, to me all clothes are essentially nap clothes, but for people who don’t live in jersey dresses and leggings already, Menzel’s fashion collection is pretty great.

But not all celebrity fashion lines are created equal. While some are surprisingly flattering and classic, others are… less classic. These are the best and worst clothing collections by famous folks. How many of them would you wear?

Justin Bieber: Drew House

Drew House
Drew House

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That’s what Justin Bieber’s fashion line promises, and can I just say… what? This clothing line features massively oversized hoodies and t-shirts bearing the smiley face logo of the brand, as well as acid-washed denim and sweatsuits in truly appalling shades of olive and brown. It’s anti-fashion, I guess, but for folks like me who are old enough to remember the 90s, Drew House is derivative at best.

Justin Bieber is one of the last celebrities I’d look to for fashion advice. And even if I wanted to look like him, I still wouldn’t shell out $130 for a pair of polyester pool shorts.

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Rihanna: Savage X Fenty

Savage X Fenty
Savage X Fenty

Rihanna’s lingerie brand offers beautiful designs and some of the most inclusive sizing in the market. I own a couple of her bras, and they’re very pretty if not super practical. Rihanna has made a point of hiring diverse models, both for her product photos and for her annual fashion shows, which have eclipsed the Victoria’s Secret Angels in terms of glamor and star power.

In fact, the only thing I don’t like about Savage X Fenty is the subscription model. If you sign up for a VIP membership, you’ll have to pay $49.95 a month (unless you remember to skip). That’ll get you early access to new collections, exclusive items, and extra discounts. However, if you’re someone who’s likely to forget about the membership—in other words, me—then you may end up paying more than you intended for this admittedly cute lingerie.

Nicole Richie: House of Harlow 1960

House of Harlow 1960
House of Harlow 1960

Who would have thought that both Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton would end up being successful businesswomen after watching The Simple Life? While Paris is off DJing and shilling NFTs, Nicole Richie is quietly designing high-end jewelry and accessories, as well as home goods and clothing.

Her style is heavily inspired by vintage pieces, which I really like. They’re minimalist without being boring. While I’m not likely to spend that kind of money on jewelry myself, House of Harlow 1960 is a respectable brand that could succeed even without Nicole Richie’s star power.

Emily Ratajkowski: Inamorata

Inamorata
Inamorata

Emily Ratajkowski is a model, writer, activist, and fashion designer, although she’s best known for posing on Instagram in breathtakingly tiny bikinis. Her fashion line, Inamorata, started off with swimwear but expanded to include clothing and shoes, too.

I can’t say that I’d be interested in picking up any of her wares, which tend to be a bit skimpy for my taste and have a limited size range. A bikini top and bottom will run you about $150, too.

Gwen Stefani: L.A.M.B.

Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B. fashion line no longer exists, but you can still find pieces on resale sites if you’re desperate for a dose of nostalgia. The brand’s name stood for “Love Angel Music Baby,” and it briefly filled Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdales with chaotic, graffiti-inspired prints and whimsical silhouettes. Stefani’s music referenced her fashion line, and she frequently wore her own designs on stage and on the red carpet. Smart!

Although L.A.M.B. is now defunct, Stefani is still designing. She’s focused on eyewear these days. You can pick up a pair of GX by Gwen Stefani frames here!

Reese Witherspoon: Draper James

Draper James
Draper James

Reese Witherspoon dug deep into her Tennessee roots with Draper James, a line of Southern-inspired clothing that just begs to be worn while sipping mint juleps on the veranda. Her designs have a timelessness to them, and most of her summery dresses are made from natural fibers like cotton and linen.

There’s a little too much gingham for my personal preference, but you could do a lot worse than picking up a cute outfit or set of PJs from Draper James. I just wish that all of the styles came with extended sizing.

Jessica Simpson: The Jessica Simpson Collection

Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson is a bona fide fashion mogul thanks to her eponymous fashion brand. Her handbags, shoes, accessories, and clothing are priced to be more accessible than most of the fashion lines on this list, but the company is still worth over a billion dollars.

Considering how much hate Simpson got during her reality TV days, it’s really satisfying to see her sitting on top of a massive fashion empire. To be fair, the designs aren’t really my taste, but I’m weirdly proud of her for being so successful.

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Kanye West: Yeezy

Oh, Kanye Kanye Kanye. His sense of fashion defies description and basic common sense. He launched his brand, Yeezy, in 2015 after interning at Fendi, where he worked alongside future Off-White founder Virgil Abloh. Rather than sticking with more traditional streetwear and athleisure fashions, Yeezy got weird. Flesh-colored bodystockings weird.

I can say with confidence that I wouldn’t wear any of his clothes even if you paid me. Okay, maybe the sneakers, but only to mow the lawn. Perhaps I just don’t get fashion, or perhaps these clothes really are that miserable and unflattering.

Beyoncé: Ivy Park

Now here’s somebody who knows how to design athleisure that is actually wearable by human bodies. Beyoncé originally launched Ivy Park in partnership with Topshop, a UK-based high street retailer. However, she later bought out her own brand after allegations against Topshop CEO Sir Philip Green came to light. She’s now partnering with Adidas instead, and it seems to be a much better fit.

Queen Bey also co-founded the line House of Dereon with her mom, Tina Knowles. That line has since folded.

Kate Hudson: Fabletics

Fabletics
Fabletics

Today I learned that Kate Hudson co-founded Fabletics! The workout clothing line offers simple, flattering basics. Most styles go up to 4x, which is more generous than a lot of mainstream brands. On the other hand, the site runs on the same VIP membership model as Rhianna’s Savage X Fenty.

At Fabletics, you pay $54.95 a month for a membership credit, which will get you any two-piece outfit or item worth up to $80. You can choose to skip a month and roll over unused credits for up to a year. You’ll also get discounts and free shipping. Still, if you’re someone who struggles to remember to skip stuff like this—or if you just want to window shop without giving away personal information—then you might want to look elsewhere.

Victoria Beckham

These days, it’s arguable that Victoria Beckham is more famous as a fashion designer than as a former Spice Girl. Her Posh Spice days are long behind her, but she’s still making headlines thanks to her modern, minimalist designs.

In addition to her clothing line, Beckham also offers beauty essentials, a wide range of accessories, and a new capsule collection in collaboration with Reebok. Her stuff seems more wearable than a lot of haute couture.  I honestly like her oversized, menswear-inspired suiting, but I’d never be able to afford it.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: The Row, Elizabeth and James

Aside from Victoria Beckham, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are some of the rare celebrities who managed to create a legitimate high-end fashion line. And the Olsen twins did it twice! They founded The Row in 2006 with a simple, seven-piece collection inspired by their own eclectic aesthetics. They hid their involvement with the brand, preferring to keep the focus on the clothes, for the first three years. The brand was taken seriously from its inception, but it faced the same hurdles as other high-end fashion houses over the last two years. When Barneys New York went bankrupt, they nearly took down The Row, too. The brand has since expanded into kid’s clothes.

After successfully running a parallel fashion line called Elizabeth and James for several years, the Olsens pivoted to a partnership with Kohl’s. It was a decision that they were happy to make. “We have always seen Elizabeth and James speaking to a much larger audience and this new business model with Kohl’s will allow us to achieve that,” Ashley Olsen said in a statement. “Mary-Kate and I are excited to work with them building out additional lifestyle categories and curating spaces that will bring a new shopping experience to our customer.”

Kim Kardashian: Skims

Skims
Skims

We couldn’t talk about celebrity fashion labels without mentioning Kim Kardashian. After briefly considering calling her brand Kimono, Kim K wisely pivoted to Skims. Originally only offering shapewear, the massive success of Skims led to quick expansion into loungewear and streetwear.

The prices aren’t bad, and the sizes run from XXS to 5XL in some styles—one of the most generous ranges you’ll find anywhere. Frankly, her pared-down, bodycon neutral looks do Yeezy better than Kanye ever could.