If we’re to learn anything from this week’s fashion fails, it’s this: always double check your dress code.
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For the Icons of Style breakfast, Rachel Zoe, who hosted the event, chose to don just about every current iconic trend: fringe? Check. Platform stilettos? Check. Lace? Check. It's all just much too much. Remove the burgundy cape and Rachel Zoe would look more like the icon of style she truly is.
2 / 17
When dressing for brunch with gal pals, a three-piece multi-animal print ensemble should never be the go-to. Camilla Franks, who also attended the Icons of Style brunch, chose this Versace-esque outfit and looked a touch too saucy for a discussion of trendsetters over Eggs Benny. A pair of sleek black trousers and a white blouse would have perfectly balanced the animal-print blazer.
3 / 17
Fifteen-year-old Willow Shields chose to channel her inner middle-aged 1970s account executive in what could only be described as the hottest outfit to grace the Teen Choice Awards step and repeat. And by hottest, I mean sweatiest. Willow must have been shvitzing up a storm under all that leather and fabric. She's too young and too cute to wear something so conservative. And don't even get me started on the excessive stripes.
4 / 17
While I applaud Zendaya for cultivating a signature sense of style, her coffee filter crop top missed the mark. Her gorgeous black skirt and killer hoop earrings deserved a sleeker top, one that wouldn't hide her fabulous figure.
5 / 17
A closer inspection of Zendaya's top (a deconstructed Shakespearean ruff perhaps?) reveals just how voluminous it is on her tiny frame. (But how insane is her braid? It's perfection.)
6 / 17
Despite Alli Simpson's apparent love of geography, she seems a bit clueless when it comes to North American customs, like, oh, say, changing out of your pyjama pants before walking a red carpet. Her outfit is cute, but way too casual for an awards show. A colourful cocktail dress would have been much more flattering than her baggy trousers and way more appropriate for the event.
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Abby Lee Miller
Next up in our roster of celebs who missed the mark at the Teen Choice Awards is Abby Lee Miller. The Dance Moms star chose to dress for a backyard barbecue, as opposed to an awards show, but in a hilarious twist of fate, perfectly matched the step and repeat in a butter yellow shirt.
8 / 17
Violinist Lindsey Stirling's GI Jane-meets-Ragamuffin getup literally makes me uncomfortable. The almost-30-year-old is way too old to be sporting a bow in her hair (attending the Teen Choice Awards does not give you license to dress like a teenager), and those combat boots have no place on a red carpet. Swap them out for chic black pumps and I'd turn a blind eye to the floral overalls.
9 / 17
From a violinist dressed like a seven-year-old to a model dressed like a cougar, next up is Charlotte McKinney in a flimsy red cocktail dress that has me reaching for the body tape. While the blonde looks gorgeous in red (and I can't get enough of those perfect nude heels) the dress is ill-fitting and a touch (OK, more like a boatload) too sexy for a teens' awards show.
10 / 17
Ms. Maia Mitchell looks like she came straight from church, in an ultra conservative billowy dress shirt. I love the intention of the all-white outfit with adorable eyelet shorts, but whoever talked the Australian actress into a Seinfeld-inspired puffy pirate shirt did the adorable starlet a major disservice.
11 / 17
Is it just me, or does Bex Taylor-Klaus look uncomfortable in her crop top? I'm always for black pants with a killer top, but this outfit fail comes down to poor tailoring (those pant pockets should be sewn flat) and poor fit. Bex's sequined crop top does nothing for her figure, and judging by her body language, she knows it.
12 / 17
Chloe Grace Moretz
Oh where to begin with Chloe Grace Moretz's outfit? I'll start with the snake, because it's literally staring me down. The whole Garden of Eden vibe is too serious for the notoriously fun awards show and looks mismatched with her bright purple shoes. Her makeup is on point, but with so much happening on this outfit, it's the last thing I noticed.
13 / 17
Business casual, reporting for duty! Canadian actress Shay Mitchell showed off her to-die-for legs in a minuscule dress that reminds me of those Halloween costumes that take standard uniforms and turn them into their stripper counterpart. I call this one the naughty 1980s Miami-based lawyer.
14 / 17
Pia Mia, riddle me this: why, oh why, would it ever be necessary to wear jeans, thigh-high suede boots, a flannel shirt and an oversized sweater jacket in the middle of August in Los Angeles? Girl must be hot as hell under all of that, but have no fear, she has a bandana to mop her sweaty brow. There is no salvaging this outfit. I can't. I just can't.
15 / 17
I love where this outfit was going. The high-waisted, wide-legged trouser is a favourite trend of mine, and the nautical vibe works perfectly with it, but that oddly placed yellow block keeps registering as a pixelated nudity blocker. And maybe it's my overly practical side speaking, but if you're so hot you need to wear a crop top, why the long sleeves? These are fashion trends I will never understand.
16 / 17
Monochromatic outfits are tricky to pull off. Get it right and you can look incredibly modern and fresh, get it wrong and you take on the appearance of curtains from the 1970s, like our dear Lena Hall. If I blur my vision I don't mind it as much, but the solid block of quilted pants and top has me picturing a motel bedspread (which is probably not what Lena was intending).
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Lora Lee Gayer
Lora Lee's skirt is exquisite. The colour is refreshing and the print is really pretty, but it needs a simple, fitted top to balance its proportions. This boxy crop top does nothing for Lora Lee's figure and makes the outfit look sloppy. Close, but no cigar, Lora Lee.