After eight years spent lampooning everyone from Dakota Fanning to Kim Jong-il on NBC’s enduring sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, actress Amy Poehler allows the ghost of closets past to catch up with her. After the jump, the comedienne’s biggest sartorial slip-ups.
Here are the top 10 worst outfits I have — unfortunately — actually worn:
1 Black parachute pants and a Huey Lewis and the News T-shirt.
2 Royal blue mermaid-style dress with giant, detachable sleeves. (Junior prom.)
3 Candy striper outfit. Not the sexy kind; the stained, below-the-knee kind.
4 Red jeans, red turtleneck, red belt and Princess Leia buns. (First day of second grade, naturally.)
5 Messy pigtails, dirty pajamas and a rope attached to a stretcher. I was baby Jessica, the girl who fell down that well. (Halloween costume during college in the 1990s. Worst costume ever?)
6 Acid-washed jeans and a baseball jersey with the name of my college improv group on front.
7 Ruffled shirt, bowtie and Styrofoam boater hat. (My uniform at an old time-y ice cream establishment.)
8 Tuxedo jacket and hot pink cummerbund, with cheap pleather skirt and French braid. (Senior prom: “edgier.”)
9 White shirt, black pants, sequined glove and a “little” bit of blackface. (Michael Jackson Day at school in fourth grade… no joke.)
10 The same outfit, minus the blackface. (Playing Michael Jackson on SNL… joke.)