Certain celebrities must have something in their brain that makes them believe since they’ve been extremely successful in one venture in their life, it means they’ll be equally as amazing in other ventures as well. Unfortunately, this does not prove true in many cases, particularly when it comes to celebrity clothing lines. When a celebrity endorses a product, a lot of times followers might actually go running to it. But, does this mean that if they slap their name on the label of an atrocious shirt these people will still be willing to make those purchases? A lot of times, as you’ll see in this article, the answer is no.
Issues with celebrity clothing lines are aplenty. For one, some are placed into stores that their fans simply don’t shop in, making it hard to get people buying. Poor quality of clothing becomes an issue sometimes too, as Madonna’s Material Girl line has come to find out, when celebs attempt to make the clothing both super stylish and inexpensive. Also, to be frank, sometimes the clothes are just plain ugly (looking at you, Kanye West) and overly expensive, based on the demographic they’re trying to reach. At the end of the day, certain celebrities should just keep their distance from the fashion designing world. It’s possible they see others around them coming out with lines, so they think they should too. But we really, really wish they wouldn’t.
So, let’s get to it. Here are 10 celebrity clothing lines no one would ever wear.
10. Melissa McCarthy Seven7 — Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy. We genuinely love you, but why must you make us like you just one notch less by starting a clothing line? There’s simply no shot this is going to resonate with the masses, though we appreciate your effort. The brand’s mission goes: “Give woman a whole new closet. To make all women love to shop again. To help women lose ‘the uniform’ and discover their own personal style. To make women feel great about themselves!” Great mission, but we’re still going to take a big pass on this one.
For her line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, McCarthy partnered with popular clothing brand Seven7. It became officially available to the public on Sept. 1 of this year and its items range in price from $54 to $169, and offers “chic” clothing for women of all shapes and sizes. And, while we love the idea of making clothes for all sizes (props to McCarthy!), we unfortunately just can’t envision this celebrity line being a big success.
9. Arthur George — Rob Kardashian
*Thinks of Rob Kardashian’s sock line* *Immediately cringes*
Arthur George is the name of Rob Kardashian’s luxury sock line, and can we just start by saying, “Oh Dear Lord.” Many of the socks say things on the soles like, “Carpe Diem,” “Sexy,” “Hot,” and “YOLO.” They are sold exclusively at Neiman Marcus department stores and go for $12 and up per pair.
Yes, $12 for a pair of socks that say, “Life Socks.” It’s no shock to anyone that they haven’t been selling well, especially as of late. And the even worse (and less shocking) news is that, according to sources that work at Neiman Marcus, many who have purchased the socks mostly did so as gag gifts. Yet, even worse news than that — Kardashian told Vibe.com in 2014 that socks were just the beginning of what he was envisioning for his line, and hoped to one day expand to apparel and street wear. Somehow, we just can’t imagine a world where people walk around proudly in an Arthur George hooded sweatshirt that reads something like, “It’s All Good In The Hood.”
8. Dream Out Loud — Selena Gomez
Doing a clothing line for Kmart is always risky, especially when your following isn’t the type to even shop at Kmart. That said, when Selena Gomez launched her Dream Out Loud line at the retail store, some were left shaking their heads. The clothes are, naturally, reasonably priced (e.g., $16 dresses, $8 camisoles, $34 boots) though this hasn’t proved to get customers running into the store to snatch up the items. The line did see a bout of success when it first launched in 2010, but many agree — who the heck would wear some of these things? For one, they don’t align to really anything Gomez would wear, so there goes attempting to resemble the starlet. And, there’s not much chance the quality could be too great, considering the retailer and price points.
7. Nicki Minaj Collection — Nicki Minaj
Speaking of Kmart clothing lines, Nicki Minaj put her name on a collection there, as well. Her line can best be described as clubwear and is intended for tweens, teens and young women. The issue? Most of the items in the Nicki Minaj Collection are purely ridiculous. There are outrageously printed leggings, endless amounts of two-piece outfits and a ton of cheap costume jewelry, just to name a few. Perhaps Minaj herself can get away with some of the over-the-top looks available in her line (she is a famous diva, after all), but the average human — let alone teenager — simply cannot wear some of these things in their everyday life. If you’re really into leopard, cheetah and/or zebra print, by all means, head to Kmart to snatch something up. Otherwise, you’ll likely want to skip over this clothing line.
6. Material Girl — Madonna
At first, the Material Girl clothing line — exclusively available at Macy’s — doesn’t seem too awful. Some of the clothes are pretty okay looking, and they offer a selection of everything from lingerie to leggings, denim, jackets and dresses all at moderate prices.
But then it’s all over when you start hearing endless customer complaints about the horrible quality of the pieces. Madonna started this clothing line with her daughter, Lourdes, in 2010, and it’s aimed at teens and 20-somethings. But, in addition to quality complaints, the brand also has received many sizing complaints as well, noting the pieces simply aren’t true to size. So, while we’ll possibly view the Material Girl line from the sidelines, we’re definitely not going to be wearing it.
5. Kardashian Kollection — The Kardashian Sisters
The Kardashian sisters have found success in many business ventures, but their Kardashain Kollection clothing line at Sears just wasn’t one of them. The ladies launched the line in 2011. For the most part, items were priced between $20 and $100, which — for Sears — was slightly on the high end. But, they just weren’t hitting their customer quota, and it wasn’t surprising. The items, while possibly stylish, were not the look or feel or what someone shopping at Sears is interested in. And, not really being able to connect with their demographic ultimately hurt them. Sears and the Kardashian Kollection parted ways in Spring of 2015. While the brand is still available through the Kardashian’s Dash Boutique and website, we’re very unlikely to ever considering buying any of it. I mean, really, haven’t those women sold us enough junk already?
4. The Snooki Shop — Snooki
We know Snooki’s style has changed significantly since her days on The Jersey Shore, but that doesn’t mean we can ever shake those awful images of her tacky and unnecessarily teeny outfits and furry boots (in the summer, nonetheless) from our brains. So, the idea of buying something from her clothing line at The Snooki Shop is met with a big, fat, resounding, “No.” Within The Snooki Shop, she has a few divisons, including Snooki Love, Curve, SLNP and — her latest — Lovanna, which Snooki described as, “elegantwear, contemporary chic, just a little bit more dressy.” The items are reasonably priced across the online store, with tops in the $20s and $30s, but we still get a bad taste in our mouth at the mere thought of letting Snooki style us.
3. CALIA — Carrie Underwood
CALIA, Carrie Underwood’s line of active wear, seems to be a prime example of a celebrity saying, “let’s just do a clothing line,” with any real interest in it. This is not to say Underwood doesn’t look like she’s in great shape, but she’s never really struck us as the super active type until now (unlike Kate Hudson and her activewear line, Fabletics). For the line, Underwood collaborated with Dick’s Sporting Goods, and the line is said to be fun, cheerful activewear that can be worn both in and out of the gym. Admittedly, perhaps people would consider buying some of these pieces… but then you stop to realize that they’re not cheap by any means. For example, a pair of printed yoga pants come in at roughly $70 and a light pullover sweatshirt is $89. Really steep for an activewear brand that is not at the heightened fame and popularly of Lululemon.
2. Elizabeth and James — Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen
Elizabeth and James is insanely expensive, so that’s strike one for Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen’s clothing line. For instance, a poncho can cost up to $1,600. Sort of makes Carrie Underwood’s $70 yoga pants look like a bargain. Strike two is the pretentious theme behind the line. The twins told Women’s Wear Daily that the line was meant “to be based on a relationship between a young girl and a boy and tell the story through clothing…It’s a clash between masculinity and femininity.” Hmm. And finally, strike three. The clothes are incredibly plain, boring and flat-out ugly. Maybe if you’re into the hobo look and have endless funds at your disposal — go for it. But otherwise we’re pretty certain this is one of the least wearable celebrity clothing lines right now.
1. Adidas Yeezy — Kanye West
And, speaking of the hobo look, let’s discuss the number one clothing line no one in their right mind would ever wear — Adidas Yeezy by Kanye West. If you’ve seen the photos from the runway shows he’s had for the line (or the subsequent memes mocking the clothing and their price tags), you’re probably just as confused as we are about who would actually wear these items. Besides the Kardashian Klan, of course.
Virtually all of the items currently for sale from this line are about as plain as plain could be, in addition to appearing like they’ve already been worn a million times before you even purchase it. But, here’s the real zinger… some of the items cost more than your rent. Like the crew neck sweatshirt he sells for a whopping $1,690. Or the tapered track pants which go for $1,170. Thank you, Kanye. We all really needed something good to laugh about.