It wasn’t a particularly great month for glossy covers. With a few exceptions — notably Michelle Obama — the inspiring beauty or fashion looks were low and the amount of holiday cheer was even lower. While there were some beautiful gowns, especially Natalie Portman in Christian Dior, it seems as though most of this month’s shots deserved to be left on the cutting room floor. On the plus side, it was a relatively strong month for models and diversity.
Here’s a look at the best and worst December 2018 magazine covers.