When it comes to dressing up in Hollywood, the Teen Choice Awards ceremony, held Sunday night at Universal City, is a strange beast.
If you're a star older than the show's Clearasil demographic, you want to look young and hip. If you are a star close to that demo, like every teenager, you want to look 30. Or even 40.
The Teen Choice Awards fashion conundrum may also help explain the Mrs. Robinson, retro cougar hairdos on Cher Lloyd, 20, and Lily Collins, 24. I thought 16-year-old
The biggest trends on the event's red -- or rather, blue -- carpet? There was a crop-top pile-up with Collins, Lucy Hale, Chelsea Kane, Cher Lloyd and Ashley Benson all exposing their midriffs. If you've still got it, flaunt it I guess.
Jumpsuits, as well as matching pants and tops, were another popular choice. Nina Dobrev wore a plunge-front print top and matching pants by
Combined with the cougar hair and giant heels, Collins' crop top by Malibu native Katharine Polk of the label Houghton, and her high-low skirt in a palm-tree print by Fausto Puglisi was a little over the top. She could have toned down her beauty look and accessories and this would have been a fun choice.
Anna Camp’s peekaboo lace down-to-there
But Kerry Washington’s
When it comes to style, Washington always has a sense of time and place.