Jessica and Ashlee Simpson fight over joint clothing line, scream at each other

It looks like there’s some “professional” rivalry between Jessica and Ashlee Simpson. The National Enquirer reports that they’re so at odds over some tween clothing line they’re working on launching together that they’re screaming at each other. Things are said to be so tense between them that Ashlee might not even go to Jessica’s wedding, whenever she’s having it. This whole story is pretty ripe considering how terribly they individually dress. Apparently Jessica’s tastes tend toward girly while Ashlee wants something closer to Avril Lavigne’s punk style. So ugly-frilly vs. ugly distressed look. Take your pick.

Jessica Simpson and her sister Ashlee… announced in June that they’re launching a joint tween clothing line, but sources say they’re now fighting like cats and dogs over it.

“Jessica and Ashlee are butting heads over the direction of the clothes,” an insider divulged.

“Jess prefers girly frills like lace and flowers. She leans more toward sexy dresses and low-cut tops. But Ashlee wants a more punk-rock look. She’s pushing for ripped jeans and neon t-shirts.

“Their disagreements have set off a virtual [war] with them screaming at each other in front of underlings…

“Jessica constantly throws her fashion success in Ashlee’s face,” the insider revealed.

“Ashlee also feels Jess wasn’t supportive after she split from husband Pete Wentz… She needed a shoulder to lean on and Jess was nowhere in sight.

“Now Ashlee is so angry with Jessica’s bossy ways that she’s threatening to boycott her wedding to Eric later this year,” said the source.

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, September 5, 2011]

I always thought Ashlee and Jessica were tight, so this is surprising to me. Still, if you look at how they dress it’s easy to see that there’s no way they would be able to agree on styles for a joint fashion line. The photo above doesn’t really capture how stark their fashion differences are, so here are a few candids of them out separately recently. I think the common denominator here is “fug,” though. They definitely have that in common. Oh and animal prints.


Ashlee is friends with Nicky Hilton I guess. Who knew? Who cared?







Photo credit: WENN, Fame, Pacific Coast News

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  1. brin says:

    Hope they call the line “Simpletons”.

  2. lucy2 says:

    Both of them often look awful. If you want to be in the fashion business, I think you have to try a little harder when out being photographed.

  3. Annaloo says:

    @brin— good one!!

  4. gee says:

    Short shorts, teeshirts, flats and platforms. Done.

  5. michkabibbles says:

    actually there are some items in jessica’s current lines that are pretty cute-shoes and handbags. she dresses terrible in public, but her clothing lines are worth a billion dollars.

  6. brin says:

    @Annaloo….thanks, I took my snarky pill today!

  7. Dawning Red says:

    I thought I had already been to one of the Simpsons clothing outlets. They’re called “Salvation Army”. Jessica and Ashlee must be doing well because their stores are all over the place!

  8. corey says:

    Maybe it’s because she’s the prettier one of the two, but I find Jessica wears her clothes way better than Ashlee by a long shot. So I guess its ugly frilly for me.

  9. Iggles says:

    That kid is HUGE! So funny since Pete and Ashlee are tiny!

  10. cmc says:

    You know, I actually really like Jessica’s sense of style- it’s just really unflattering to her figure. I’d wear a LOT of the things she wears, but properly sized (and I don’t have that body shape).

  11. ladybert62 says:

    It is still early where I am but I have already exceeded my laugh out loud quota for the day reading the other threads! And now this one – dang, you ladies are hot today with your snarky posts! Love them all. Keep it up as you all are a lot funnier than me today!

  12. Paley says:

    Why not incorporate both of the their tastes? By the way, I think Jessica is pregnant. I don’t believe this story.

  13. Jackson says:

    Eh, it’s easy to come up with a compromise. You just dumb down both ‘styles’ and smash them together. Tweens aren’t exactly known for their fashion sense so they’ll eat that crap up. Cha-ching.

  14. Thea says:

    The smart PR person would make Jessica wear some of her cuter accessory items and would also get her a stylist. If you represent clothes/shoes/etc. I think you should really dress alot better than this.

  15. Enny says:

    I don’t see anything particularly “punk rock” about anything Asslee wears in these pics.

  16. the original bellaluna says:

    Too bad “The Fug Sisters” has already been taken. That would be perfection!

    Honestly, it doesn’t surprise me a bit. Look at their glaring differences:

    Jessica married Nick when she was a virgin. Ashlee married Pete when she was (what?) 5 months pregnant;

    Jessica made “fluff” music. Ashlee made whatever that “pop/rock” mess was;

    Jessica has since dated “mainstream-y” stars like footballers & John Mayer. Ashlee dated some random from Pete’s label or a band connected to him or something;

    They both dress like shit, just different kinds of shit: Jessica dresses in frilly “pretty” shit that doesn’t fit; Ashless dresses in sloppy “punky” shit that also doesn’t fit.

    Why not feature a VARIETY of styles that will APPEAL to some of EVERYBODY’S taste? (Well, that’d be too easy, I guess.)

  17. Jen says:

    I thought you meant an actual clothesline – y’know as in one to hang clothes to dry on outside :)

  18. 4Real says:

    Ashley needs to just do a crappy line on her own for “HOT TOPIC” and Jessica should just come out with a PLUS SIZE line and be done with it. Ashley should listen to Jessica since she’s actually successful.

  19. Hautie says:

    There is one that that always stood out to me, is that Ashlee is not thrilled with Jessica being the more successful one.

    Nor do I think they were ever really close.

    Jessica is a home body. Has a tight group of friends that hang out together.

    And Ashlee is out running the bars with the other d list 20 year olds. (Arvil, Hiltons and such) Desperately trying to look important.

    And there is no way that Ashlee is going to take direction from Jessica. Or anyone really. Had Ashlee had the ability to follow advice. And not destroy her own career. She would not have to rely on Jessica for cash.

  20. Nikki Girl says:

    I actually kind of like the way Ashlee dresses sometimes. I definitely think she has better fashion sense than her dumpy, nasty sister.

    I can believe the part about Jessica not being there for Ashlee when she and Pete split- her head seems so far up her loser fiance’s ass she probably wasn’t around at all. When is Jessica going to get it through her head that her fiance is a free-loading loser that has dollar signs in his eyes?

  21. Eleonor says:

    Jessica is the one who has a millionaire brand, Ashley should just STFU.

  22. Kim says:

    Ashlee is such an immature, spoiled brat. Jessica (like her or not) has had great success with her clothing line. Ashlee’s idea of punk rock is LAME. Hello no young girls dress like wanna be’s Avril Lavigne or Ashley Simpson. And thats what Hard Topic is for anyhow.

    If Ashlee is really pulling a i will boycott your wedding she is the craoiest sister in the world and Jessica should say good riddance. Ashlee hasnt worked in yrs – she is F list in Hollywood however Jessica is not.

  23. Emily says:

    I like Ashlee’s style quite often. And some of what Jessica wears is cute, just not for her body type. But she has heaps of amazing sunnies.

  24. lilred says:

    Sisters fight.It’s not uncommon.

  25. That girl says:

    I’m calling BS on this. Ashlee has been moving away from that whole manufactured punk princess thing. She’s working on that folk album, hanging with peeps like Nicky Hilton and Nicole Richie. I would have to guess that she would be pushing a Winter Kate type feel. Just my thoughts though.

  26. Kelly says:

    Ugh I wish they would just both go away. Especially Ashlee, she is the worst.