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In honor of Elle's July cover models, Ghostbusters reboot stars Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig, last night the magazine toasted today's funniest ladies for its Women in Comedy soirée in LA. The evening of stand-up hilarity was sponsored by Secret Deodorant and emceed by Glee alum Jane Lynch.
Not since — well, ever — have we clutched our sides from laughter on the red carpet, where we caught up with Jones and Comedy Central superstars like Ali Wong, Iliza Shlesinger, Nikki Glaser, and Michelle Bateau before they hit the mics in front of the stylish crowd that included Hollywood cool girls like Sarah Hyland, Lea Michele, and Nina Dobrev.
Given that everyone's outfit game was no joke, we asked last night's unfiltered gals which fashion trends make them laugh the most. No shade, though — think of this as a light-hearted take on today's bravest styles. Below, see what the performers, guests, and one cover star had to say, and get ready to LOL.
"The whole Coachella trend makes me laugh so hard — I mean, you're not even performing, why are you dressing up? And that it's a whole genre of fashion now, like with the crochet halter tops and that kind of thing. They added resort and now there's like festival wear. It's like the sixth season." — Ali Wong
"I don't get why everyone's wearing a scarf around their neck, like why is this Aerosmith look a thing to do all of a sudden? Especially if you have cleavage, why would you want something over that? It's like, be sexy but put a layer of fabric between you and everyone else. No to '70s rock." — Iliza Shlesigner
"The pants that got the space, like the MC Hammer pants on crack. Now they're back in style and they look so lame. So lame!" — Leslie Jones
"I feel like the more holes [people] have [on their clothes], the more homeless [they] look. Either you look really cool like, 'My parents have a lot of money but I don't care' or you just look homeless like me." — Michelle Buteau
"The fact that I'm wearing a leather jacket draped across my shoulders. My stylist told me I have to; I think it's douchey." — Mayim Bialik
"When Justin Bieber wears the pants that go all the way down and it looks like he has a diaper on. He could just poop all day and it'll all build up." — Nikki Glaser
"Those low-crotched pants are finally leaving. Don't drop your crotch — even in the name, that's the worst thing you could do to your crotch is drop it. Just keep it tight, keep it up there." — Cameron Esposito
"Those tails being on bags. I had one for a second but it just started to look mangy." — Lauren Lapkus
Rachel Bloom & Aline Brosh McKenna
"Can I bring my co-creator for this because she wrote the movie The Devil Wears Prada? She's the fashion expert among us. [For me], anything with an open back I mostly cannot wear due to the bosoms. The dress would just float away if it were on me. It's a look that I can't personally pull off, but I appreciate." — Rachel Bloom
"Those Gucci shoes with the fur coming out of them. That didn't stop me from buying a pair. I love to buy things that I think are goofy." — Aline Brosh McKenna