Mischa Barton: Fashion Forward or Faux Pas?

10/06/2006 at 03:03 PM ET

Oh, Mischa. What has happened to the former fashionista? Her funky fashion choices have gotten more and more out-there since returning to the states from a summer abroad. Here are our votes for her most off-beat moments of the past month.

1. Her infamous diaper shorts/torn tank top combo, worn while grocery shopping with pal Nicole Richie on Sept. 2.

2. Her oddly frumpy palm-panted romper (left), worn while running errands Los Angeles, Sept. 19.

3. Her abstract printed Miu Miu bubble dress (middle), which is oddly reminiscent of crinkled wrapping paper, worn to a Teen Vogue event, Sept. 20

4. Her droopy metallic shirt and skinny jeans combo (right), worn to stylist Rachel Zoe‘s birthday dinner, 9/24

5. Her punk-pumpkin outfit, complete with a politically charged t-shirt, worn while out and about in Los Angeles, 10/1.

Tell us: Is Mischa making fashion-forward statements or faux pas?

Photo: Volpe-Wasman-Rod/X17; Jill Johnson/jpi; Alex Turner/Splash News

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leah on

I don’t think you guys should be insulting on one of the most gorgeous and successful actresses out there. I don’t entirely like all of those outfits, but she always looks pretty, no matter what she wears. somehow I doubt any of you people calling her unnattractive are anywhere near as beutiful or fashion-forward as she is. I don’t think we have the right to judge celebrities based solely on a few photos we see of them.

jenny on

Mischa Barton is neither beautiful or a fashionista. Her clothing choices leave alot to be desired and she is as average looking as the rest of America. Although I have to say that I see better clothing choices on the street than I do on this girl who is supposed to be a fashionable woman. Get a stylist, Mischa! Quick!

Rebecca on

Ick, ick, and ick. Someone please help poor Mischa out with her fashion choices. She is so pretty and could really play up her height and her great figure if she would just pick some decent clothes!

sara on

i have no clue why you are defending an actress you know nothing about (except things you hear and read)…you don’t know her at all…hah…and saying others aren’t as attractive as her…ummm have you seen the people writing these posts? no i don’t think so…exactly…

Norah on

This is for leah’s comment. Please do not hate on the people that are hating on Mischa. THATS WHY THEY HAVE THIS COMMENT SECTION. So we can say what we want. Not everyone likes Mischa, it does not mean that we are PRETTIER than her or UGLIER than her. Its what we think, so go cry if your the only one that likes Mischa. As for this statement “I don’t think we have the right to judge celebrities based solely on a few photos we see of them.”….hahaha. A FEW pictures?? I would say ALMOST every single picture of Ms.Barton is horrible.

stylemaven on

Mischa’s always on target with her fashion.

Ariadne on

Mischa is young like 20 for goodness sake! At least she gives different styles a go. She’ll develop her own cool style soon enough.

Brittany on

Mischa Barton has absolutely no fashion sense whatsoever. I don’t know what the big deal is with her anyways. I love The O.C. but honestly I could never stand her on the show. I’m glad they killed her off because her acting seriously made me contemplate not watching—she was THAT BAD! The only thing I’ve liked that she has worn was that political t-shirt “Drop knowledge not bombs” which was awesome. Other than that, does she get dressed in the dark? I know a lot of movie stars has stylists but I think it’s time that Mischa fires her. Nothing fits right on her, nothing flatters her skinny body, and just honestly NOTHING looks right on her. Yeah she can’t act but I do think she is very pretty and with the right clothes and the right fit she could look very pretty.

Lisa on

I agree with Jenny. If Mischa is trying to break out with a style of her own, well then she has succeeded.

And Leah…the girl is not “the most gorgeous and successful actresses out there”. IMO she is a pretty girl, but not gorgeous in the sense you are implying. What has she done for work besides the OC? Oh yeah, she played a dead girl in “Sixth Sense”.

Oh and BTW Leah: do not insinuate what the people posting on this board look like nor how they dress. Unless you have met us, you will never know.

Ashley on

I love Mischa Barton, i love her fashion sense, yes it is a bit out of the ordinary but thats why i like her, she is not one of the typical “cookie cutter” hollywood starlets, yes is always fantastic, although some choices may be hard to understand i feel thay are fashion forward and that she is always aware of the current on going trend and what looks good on her body, her style alomost seems efforless, we know she has Rachael Zoe as a stylist but she just seems to have a style of her own, i feel we are always seeing what Mischa would be wearing famous or not

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