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Take a Tour of Debra Messing’s Remarkably Terrible Wardrobe on Smash

Smash has had an uneven first season. A hugely promising pilot — not to mention a still-promising premise — was followed up with a lot of nothing. Why is Ellis the worst? Why is Leo also the worst? Are we really supposed to root for Karen, even though Ivy is obviously more talented? All those issues seem minor, though, compared to Smash's biggest, most glaring problem: Debra Messing's wardrobe, which combines bulky silhouettes with an irrational amount of layering, plus shawls and wraps and scarves piled high to indicate some kind of tea-sipping wisdom. Here are the most egregious offenders, gathered from only eight episodes. Eight! There have only been eight episodes so far.

Photo: NBC