Now that awards season is underway in Los Angeles, the red carpet fashion competition is on. And after Wednesday night's People's Choice Awards, let's just say things can only get better. While I do agree that a short cocktail dress felt right for the fun, fan-filled evening, it seemed like a memo went out in Hollywood saying, "how short can you go?"
The dresses were skimpy and skimpier. Um, Kristen Stewart in the barely-there gold sequin Reem Acra dress? We know you have sexy legs, you don't have to hit us over the head with it. Other dresses were so ill-fitting, that there was inevitable boob spillage over the top. (The Kardashians are repeat offenders when it comes to this one.)
But there were some people who got it right. My vote for best-dressed of the evening is Emma Roberts, who wore Dior. When you're going to go super-short, it's best to go sweet, not slutty. And she pulled it off beautifully.
Second runner up would be Kate Walsh, who wore a sapphire blue David Meister dress with a softly gathered skirt. (Taylor Swift's pleated chiffon J. Mendel dress was pretty, but the peach color washed her out.)
As for the men, while I applaud Robert Pattison's groovy Dries Van Noten jacket, it seemed a little casual for the occasion. Taylor Lautner gets my vote for best dressed guy, in a black Dolce & Gabbana suit, shirt and tie.
Emma Roberts arrives at the 2011 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. Reuters/Danny Moloshok.
Kate Walsh arrives at the 2011 People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA.
Taylor Lautner accepts the Favorite Movie award onstage during the 2011 People's Choice Awards. Kevin Winter/Getty Images.