Kate Hudson in Valentino at the SAG Awards: the worst dress of the evening?

24th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards

I’ll say something nice at the very beginning: I think Kate Hudson looks good with short hair. Michelle Williams has given this Audrey Hepburn-esque haircut a bad name over the years, so it’s nice to see a Hollywood woman really doing the pixie cut well. As for the rest of it… my God, what a mess. I hated this dress so much I thought it had to be Stella McCartney. It’s not – it’s Valentino, which is a whole other tragedy. Kate attended the SAGs with her mother Goldie Hawn and it felt like Goldie was even side-eyeing the sh-t out of her daughter’s dress (my mom would have too).

What do you hate most about this? The Pepto-pink? The heart-shaped polka dots? The polka dots combined with lace? The high, Victorian-style lace neck? The f–king ruffled peplum? The ruffled cleavage line? THE BOW? There are like ten different elements on the dress which need to be burned in 2018. My God. As for Goldie, she wore a rather lovely Monique Lhuillier gown. Goldie, come and style your daughter.

24th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards

24th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards

24th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards

The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby also wore Valentino. I dislike this gown too, but at least it doesn’t seem like a joke. I would have been fine with this dress on Kate Hudson.

24th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards

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  1. Léna says:

    Who let Kate Hudson dress like that! My God! Everything about the dress is wrong

    • AnnaKist says:

      I can’t help thinking that most designers have run out of ideas and just throw anything together, knowing there are enough fashion tragics to buy their stuff because it has a famous label, or will trip over each other to be seen in some designer’s latest offering. Those guys must be having a real laaarf.

      • laulau says:

        It reminds me of Paris Hilton spending a fortune on track suits and trucker hats. Maybe that’s the sign of true F-you money, wasting it on cloths that look like they came from any middle america mall.

      • homeslice says:

        Better question is why she is even there? This one was born under a lucky star for sure…limited talent, pretty in a standard way, but always “there”. I find her so very uninteresting. This dress is the only way she can draw attention her boring self…

      • Imqrious2 says:

        Kate Hudson will go to the opening of an envelope. No surprise she there. Why she presented….? Now, *that’s* another story.

        She looks beyond tragic in that dress. Little House on the Praire meets Whatever Happened to Baby Jane *shudder*

        Goldie should’ve stopped a few plastic surgeries ago. She was a beautiful woman, and now her face barely moves.

    • Janet R says:

      It has to be a joke!

      • toDaze says:

        I actually like it. It’s that particular “ironic couture” , although, I thought Stella M had cornered that market. With the pixie haircut, it works, it’s youthful and on trend.

    • V4Real says:

      It would be a great look if she was attending an award show during the Gone With the Wind era.

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      She must have lost a bet. Or else she knew something this hideous would get her a lot of attention. She does seem to like publicity…

      • Esmom says:

        Bingo on her knowing ugly would get attention. Jmo.

      • Nancy says:

        Ha! She got the attention she so desperately seeks as a 38 year old daughter of a once relevant woman. She was presented the worse dressed award! Hate to hate on this woman, but she reminds me of Ivanka in a way, we wouldn’t know who she was if it weren’t for a relative! I guess she is “Almost Famous,” but wasn’t that like twenty years ago??? Sorry Kate but you chose to wear this fiasco of a dress.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      “Worst dress of the evening” is WAY too kind — more like worst dress of the CENTURY. When Goldie Hawn, bless her heart, is better dressed than her daughter, you know it’s bad.

      My gran used to have a lamp like that.

    • Louise177 says:

      Kate’s dress may have been passable if in white instead of pink or sleeveless. Too much is going on.

    • Char says:

      People kept complaining she always wore the same kind of dresses, well, she changed it up!

      • carol says:

        I kind of like it. With her haircut, I think its an interesting choice. She kind of reminds me of a lamp I used to have as a kid (top half was a barbie, the bottom half was a purple skirt a la Gone with the Wind).

    • kimbers says:

      I think she did it on purpose, so she can be talked about. She doesn’t do much these days. It’s pretty much the only reason people would have her on their radar.

      btw why is she trying to single white female Michelle Williams?

      • LadyT says:

        Exactly this. She chose this dress expressly so that she will be talked about. And it worked.

  2. Maum says:

    It looks like she’s auditioning for Westworld.

    I hate the hair on her too- unless she’s styled and made up it just emphasises her ears and ages her.

    Goldie, on the other hand, looks fabulous.

    • tegteg says:

      Bahaha you’re right, it does look like it’s from WW!

      I actually do like the hair on her, and I think her ears are cute. I’m probably in the minority about that though.

      Goldie does look like a million bucks and that gown is a total win for her.

    • Snowflake says:

      I hate the hair too. It looks pretty here, but any other time, no.

      • Ankhel says:

        Her hair’s awful. Like a roman emperors. Thumbs down! You know you f’ed up when your own mother looks much more classy and beautiful than you.

    • Amy says:

      I don’t think she pulls off this hair AT ALL. I think Michelle Williams does, and I was kind of surprised at the post saying that Michelle has ruined the pixie cut for women. And then to say that kate Hudson has redeemed it? I feel exactly the opposite.

      And this dress is m wretched. I feel like I’m living in an alternate universe when it comes to fashion. I hate 90% of what I see lately. What is happening? Nothing is beautiful anymore. It’s like designers are just working off a few tropes: see through, mega embellished, cut outs, skin tight, or Victorian woman, and they just throw whatever fabric or embellishments they need at a dress firm to check the boxes for whichever trope they’re going for without actually thinking if the final result will be beautiful or interesting or flattering in any way. It seems like everything is being designed by color blind interns forced to use whatever fabric was on sale.

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        Yeah…I adore Michelle Williams’ hair and think she really pulls it off. Kate Hudson, not so much.

      • RedOnTheHead says:

        Amy, you nailed it exactly. And I’m with you. I think there’s a certain level of haute couture fashion that I was never meant to understand and that’s ok. But like most people, I know ugly when I see it. And I see many levels of ugly in Kate’s dress.

        I get that fashion has a place in art and some of it is supposed to be edgy and experimental and push boundaries and blah, blah, blah. But over the last few years I’ve been wondering where all of the beautiful gowns went to die.

      • Sara says:

        Amy you’re so right. I always thought late Hudson was very beautiful and has plenty charisma for the screen, but this hair does her no favors. She looks boxy and square in the face. Michelle Williams is definitely one of the FEW who can pull it off!

  3. BooRadley says:

    Ha!! I kinda like the absurdity of it lol

  4. Alissa says:

    I’m cackling at how bad this is. Vanessa Kirby’s hair looks very lazy, but the dress is fine.

    • Snazzy says:

      yes! I have to say on The Crown I found her stunningly beautiful … here not at all

      • OriginalLala says:

        she is stunning with darker hair, as a blonde it’s almost like you can’t notice her stunning features

      • Tulip Garden says:

        @O. Luca.

        For some reason, she appears to have a receding chin (wrong term, I know) in these pictures.

        Totally agree that she is stunning and memorable with dark hair. The blonde actually makes her fade away but, when noticed, she isn’t even particularly attractive due to it. The contrast is really strange and striking. It is rare that there is such a dramatic change in the perception of beauty based on hair color.

      • LadyT says:

        Hard to believe it’s the same woman.

  5. Josephine says:

    Not the worst dress by any stretch, but pretty awful. Ruffles were in and almost no designer got it right imho. There were many bad ruffle-concoctions out there. I actually like the hair and I think she could pull off a better ruffled dress. This one is just mean on the eyes.

  6. AnnaKist says:

    Oooooo. Owww. Kate Hudson’s dress looks like the fuggly dress I made in Year 10 needlework class. I mean, sure, I got excellent marks, but that monstrosity never saw the light of day again. Neither should this.

  7. Midigo says:

    Valentino…I havent’t seen one decent gown since Valentino Garavani retired.

  8. Electra says:

    I like it. I can’t explain why, but I do.

    • Huckle says:

      Me too! I love it…maybe because it’s not standard like Goldie’s dress. I prefer her hair a little longer but I think the short ‘do helps to pull off this dress. And I love Vanessa Kirby’s dress and look as well. Plus, I think Michelle William’s pixie really suits her. I never agree with the fashion posts on this site.

      • Lu says:

        I also love Michelle Williams’s hair and, in comparison, I don’t think it suits Hudson quite as well. Without the comparison I would think it is fab on Hudson.
        I love the dress on Vanessa Kirby, but not the wet-look Taylor Swift hair.

    • msd says:

      I’ll join you quietly in the corner of fashion shame because I kind of like this too … except the black lace part. Remove that, and one of the ruffles, and I’m good. It isn’t very Kate Hudson, though. I kind of feel like Elle Fanning should be wearing it?

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Me too. And I really love it with her super short pixie.

    • Lolo86lf says:

      Me too but I would edit out the lace the bow and the peplum. Kate looks beautiful though, the dress looks good on her.

    • Anna says:

      I love it!

  9. Mia4s says:

    Terrible dress yes….but she got her name and picture first in the title of this post (and I’m sure many other places) despite not having been relevant in…how long has it been? Method to the madness I think.

  10. Maddy says:

    I love Vanessa Kirby’s dress

  11. Mandymc says:

    Goldie, YASSSSS
    Kate, No!!

    • Seraphina says:

      Agreed. Maybe Goldie should style her style her daughter because I really have no clue WTH is going on with that dress.

  12. mellie says:

    Goldie looks amazing, that color is fabulous on her and the cut and draping of the entire dress is just gorgeous.

  13. Slowsnow says:

    Call me crazy but I like it! (It looks like a Sevillana dress.)

    And is pink the new black or were these women wearing said colour in hommage to the women’s marches?

  14. Chaine says:

    She looks lovely from the neck up… otherwise there is really nothing good about the dress.

  15. Beth says:

    That’s a really ugly dress, but maybe it wouldn’t be as bad if it didn’t have the black lace on the chest

  16. marianne says:

    Its crazy and weird and yet…I also kind of dig it? LOL. I dont mind the pink and and I dont mind the hearts. I think it would have been improved if the black lace had been taken out.

    • Anna says:

      Same here. Only I would’ve also cut off the sleeves and the cleavage ruffle and left it with some narrow straps. And maybe also put it on someone like Margot Robbie

  17. Lala says:

    What in the Miss Kitty, Bonanza Saloon HEYLL did Valentino do to that DRESS ON KATE?!?!?! Seriously…it’s AWFUL! On a good note…Kate and I are BOTH currently rocking the HECK outta pixie haircuts…and I’m HERE FOR HERS!!!!

  18. Va Va Kaboom says:

    I don’t understand how Kate Hudson is doing the pixie cut right, but Michelle Williams gave it a bad name for years. They both carry it off almost identically in my opinion.

    • Nancy says:

      Not a fan of the short hair either, on either of them. Perhaps the dress, if the material had been cut at the last ruffle, could be worn by a 17 year old girl going to prom. The bigger question to me is why does she appear at all of these events…….is she Goldie’s escort. Nepotism runs in the family.

      • Ex-Mel says:

        “could be worn by a 17 year old girl going to prom”

        More like a 7-year-old pretending to be a 17-year old.

  19. Lucy2 says:

    That is one of the worst dresses I’ve ever seen. And why was she even there?
    Goldie looks good, but it’s amazing to me she hasn’t changed her hair and make up in decades.

  20. SM says:

    I assume she came there separatly from Goldie because judging by Goldie’s look she would have spilled a drink over it on the way over. And rightly so.

  21. magnoliarose says:

    Diesel Punk gone wrong.
    I like this hair on her.

  22. Deets says:

    Remove the sleeves, remove the lace and it’s tree but fine.

  23. MI6 says:

    Kate is awful. Ugh. Why doesn’t she just stay home? How does she keep getting invited to these things? When is the last time she even worked??
    The hair IS good, tho.

  24. Megan says:

    The pink dress reminds me of Jessica McClintock (?) prom dresses from the 1980’s. Ugh.

    I do love the short hair on her though.

  25. Kirsten says:

    I LOVE her hair!!!!!!

  26. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    There is absolutely no way Kate saw this dress and did an excited dance, clasped her cheeks saying, “Omg this is it! I love, LOVE it!” Either she lost a bet or simply wanted everyone to be talking about her.

  27. Lucy says:

    Before she got a buzzcut, Kate was probably the last woman I’d ever imagine carrying such a look. I used to see her as all long, beachy waves. She has absolutely proved me wrong. The hair works because she wears it very naturally and obviously seems to love it.

  28. Malificent says:

    If a rerun of the Lawrence Welk Show procreated with a high school production of Hello Dolly…..

  29. Shannon says:

    OMG. The hair? Fine, whatever, I love a good pixie cut and personally I think her AND Michelle Williams rock it just fine. But the DRESS? I sh!t you not, I literally beggggged my parents for something almost identical to this for my first school dance (I was in middle school, circa 1989) and they advised against it but got it for me. Now, I actually BEG people not to post pictures of me with it on facebook. I mean, is she like a happy widow or … a desperate 7th grader … what is she trying to say with this.

  30. will says:

    She looks the best she’s looked in ages. I love her hair

  31. tracking says:

    WTAF? It looks like something my 4 y o daughter would have designed.

  32. Pix says:

    Embarrassing dress on every level. I wonder if she was trying to get attention without showing skin. I can’t believe she didn’t know she’d be the worst dressed. I mean, she has a stylist right?

  33. Spicecake38 says:

    This look should be called pre school call girl chic

  34. Lizzie says:

    its as if kate is trying to make a case for her usual half naked cutout dresses. like – SEE – when i’m covered up i look terrible. i need cut outs. her hair looks great though. she should stay short for a minute.

  35. mkyarwood says:

    Looks like something her mum would have worn in the 70’s. Or maybe Carol Burnett.

  36. Kamelia says:

    My first thought looking at he face and hair in these pictures is that she looked very Vulcan-ish, she only needs the ears and I mean this in a good way. Now the dress it needs some editing, remove the arms and ruffles along the bustline and the blavk lace and it would have been a nice dress.

  37. Linda says:

    Kate looks good with short hair. Goldie looks fabulous. Everything else is just tragic.

  38. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I guess I’m squarely in the minority but I liked Kate’s dress a lot. It was fun over the top and costume-y. Maybe not the dress for the SAG Awards but it would be perfect for Cannes.

  39. SlightlyAnonny says:

    To quote another site, Kate Hudson is a scroll-down fug. But tht haircut really highlights how genuinely pretty she is.

  40. Christina S. says:

    I’m one of those haters of the pixie cut and wish it would go out of style. I don’t think it looks good on anyone except men.

  41. Penelope says:

    I like the second Valentino on Vanessa Kirby. It’s lovely and she looks elegant and stylish in it.

  42. tw says:

    Goldie is a godess. I’m pretty sure she’s had a very well-done facelift. I have no problem with a little “help”. She looks fantastic.

    • S says:

      I adore Goldie Hahn. She’s a natural comedienne, endlessly endearing and a better actress than she ever got credit for, not to mention a truly beautiful woman. That being said … Look at 10 years of Hahn pics and it’s easy to say she looks so much better now, but there’s been nothing subtle, or even all that flattering, about her MANY surgeries, which I believe her family actually have said they did a mini-intervention to get her to slow down with. Some of the damage has fixed, but there’s no going back to her natural, gorgeous face. It’s sad that she feared aging so much she now looks more like her First Wives Club surgical parody than her actual self.

  43. Pandy says:

    Kate’s dress is something a Duggar kid would wear to a prom! No saving this one. Her hair is really cute on her though. Goldie looks amazing!!!! I like the other dress as well. It’s okay.

  44. K0n4y says:

    I kind of like Kate’s dress. Ruffles seem to be in. Definitely agree that it would look better in a different color. Selena Gomez wore a similar style dress lately.

  45. Aurelia says:

    MERCY, Goldie has never looked better. Sublime. From the sublime to the ridiculous. = Kate.

  46. Other Renee says:

    When she looked in the mirror, did she really say to herself, “Dang, I look great!” ??? Lady needs a new optometrist.

  47. holly hobby says:

    That is one hideous dress. It should be burned. That dress reminds me of what a small child would wear to their piano recital. Goldie, please help your daughter.

  48. starkiller says:

    I actually would not mind Kate’s dress on someone else and without the cleavage ruffle and the black lace part—minus those, it would be cute and whimsical on the right person. Kate doesn’t pull it off, though. Goldie kinda looks like the Statue of Liberty.

    I don’t find Vanessa’s dress offensive in and of itself, but it’s clearly too big on her—it would benefit a lot from some tailoring. And can we please stop with the “wet” look hair on the red carpet? It photographs like you’ve just got greasy hair!!

  49. Stacy Dresden says:

    The real problem is the neck and bustline. From the bust up is tragic.

  50. reverie says:

    This dress is like those paintings in museums where you say: “eh? I could do that.” It’s there not because its beautiful or difficult to design or revolutionary. It’s there because that’s what it is. It’s value is in what it doesn’t have or contribute to fashion. It’s using form, colour, line, graphic and composition to evoke a non-linear response.

  51. Green Is Good says:

    I love her hair. She’s got the face/ bone structure for it. I hope she doesn’t end up mangling her face like her mother.

  52. noway says:

    Kate’s dress is just too funny it’s like Bonaza meets Beverly Hillbillies with a dash of Lawrence Welk, but Goldie Hawn looks amazing. For a while the botox was just too much, and you can still see a bit of the overdone, but it is amazing and Goldie look beautiful.

  53. christy j says:

    I love Hudson’s dress! I think it’s over the top and fun! I esp love the hearts and black lace detail. I think it all works and I appreciate how she just goes for it. She looks great!

  54. Ozogirl says:

    I actually don’t hate Kate’s look…

  55. AngieB says:

    I think her hair and make-up look amazing. The dress isn’t my style but I’ve seen way worse. I’ll take a high collar and ruffles as fashion over tired lace and too much cleavage.

  56. Mumbles says:

    This reminds me of that horrific dress she wore to the Oscars when she was nominated for Almost Famous. It was a dreadful Stella McC (are there any other kinds?) And it had a fringey little part that made Kate look like a fake-antique lamp.

  57. beauxblue says:

    For a site that’s been very vocal about sexual abuse and harrassment in addition to bad behavior by men in general, even without the receipts, you’re doing a good job at piling on and vilifying a woman for a dress she wore to an awards show. Sadly the comments don’t end at the dress, there are also personal digs at the woman wearing it. So much for being woke.

  58. S says:

    It’s like Holly Hobbie went to an award show and her stylist was Strawberry Shortcake.

  59. LittlefishMom says:

    I don’t consider her an actress. She was in ONE good movie eighteen years ago. Just go away already.

  60. thaliasghost says:

    If you just look at her face she looks like a Romulan!!

  61. Katherine says:

    Wow the comments under this post…. just outright trashing her, wth, people??? I mean, sure, let’s discuss what’s fashionable and stylish and tasteful and what’s a miss but not in this tone! I’ve enjoyed all the supportive and feminist conversions in here recently but this is just appalling

  62. Gigi LaMoore says:

    I love this dress. I just do.

  63. Taxi says:

    Kat’s dress is for a costume party with a Gunsmoke theme. I rewatched “Overboard” a few days ago & was shocked at how much Kate looks like the young Goldie. Old Goldie doesn’t look like she was ever young Goldie.

  64. themummy says:

    I actually kind of loved her look. In bits and pieces it’s awful, but as a whole? I don’t know…I just kind of love it. (And I think her hair looks great!)

  65. KicktheSticks says:

    I think I’m in the minority here but I LOVE Kate’s dress and I think she pulled it off. It’s super risky and kind of weird but I loved it on here. The short hair stops it from being too cutesy. It was (gasp) my favorite look of the night.

  66. TyrantDestroyed says:

    I don’t like the dress but I can imagine another Kate (the Duchess) wearing it since she loves the style.

  67. Westie says:

    She really needs to go away. I can’t bear the nepotism any longer. If it weren’t for her mother, Kate Hudson would never have had any career. Don’t get me wrong, I believe she has some talent. But there are far more talented people out there that can’t get a leg up that we will never hear of. I’m dreading an acting comeback once she is finished raising her kids. I really don’t think the world needs her. She’s just a vapid, uninteresting actress w/ some minor talent that is bilking the system.

  68. I Choose Me says:

    I like it! What I don’t like is her hair. Goldie looks fab as well.

  69. A Fan says:

    It’s AWFUL…and it looks awful on her. Wtf?

    Her mother’s dress looks much better…even though she has some serious plastic face going on.

    [*Kate: easily the worst dressed of the night.*]

  70. sunshine gold says:

    Oh wow….I completely disagree. Michelle Williams’ pixie, while a little tired since she’s had it for ages, is classy and chic. Kate Hudson’s hair is awful! Her entire look and sex appeal was based around that long blonde hair, and now that it’s gone she just looks lost.