10/23/2013 08:58 EDT

Kate Upton's Dowdy Dress Makes Us Miss Her Bikinis (PHOTOS)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Kate Upton is seen on October 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/FilmMagic)

Kate Upton is known as one of the sexiest women in the world but you wouldn't know it judging by her latest fashion misfire.

The 21-year-old Sports Illustrated swimsuit model attended the Fashion Group International 30th Night of Stars event in New York City on Tuesday, wearing a dowdy ankle-length dress that did nothing for her bodacious curves.

Upton's sleeveless burgundy frock featured a scoop neck and a ton of sparkles which unfortunately could not save the ensemble from looking dreary.

On top of that, the "Cat Daddy" pro paired the awkwardly cut frock with matching lace-up maroon heels which featured mesh cut-outs.

Not even the Vogue cover girl's shiny gold clutch could save the outfit from being a total disaster!

The one thing Kate got right? Her hair, which was slicked back into a straight, '90s supermodel 'do.

This style flop is just the latest in a string of red carpet misses for the fit model which included a questionable black-and-white lace frock she sported in Paris at the beginning of October and a frumpy green satin gown she wore to the 2013 Met Gala in May.

Perhaps Maksim Chmerkovskiy's girlfriend should just stick with her casual model off-duty look.

What do you think of Kate's dress?

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