Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyThe thing is, being a teenager kinda sucks. But being a Hollywood teenager is different: you're popular and well-dressed and you get your own awards show! Best of all, you can actually be in your 20s and just play a teen. Hence, Rachel Bilson, Blake Lively, Hayden Panettiere, Miley Cyrus, Scarlett Johannson, Kristen Bell, Leighton Meester and more all congregated at L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheatre, along with a bunch of real teens, to show us the highs and lows of adolescence, sartorially-speaking. And appropriate to the teen theme, they varied wildly, from the sublime to the ridiculous to the really, really ugly - after the jump!




The Good: Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyI like that Rachel Bilson's entire rep kinda rests on being consistently well-dressed rather than any acting, really. Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyI must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by Brittany Snow's pretty floral mini! Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyThis could easily have gone awry, but Kristen Bell manages to pull it together beautifully. Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyIsn't Selena Gomez the one Disney was grooming to be the "new Miley" after the whole VF fiasco? Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyLeighton Meester aka Blair Waldorf doesn't just play a class act on TV. Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyNice to see Natasha Bedingfield looking demure and pretty! Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyScarlett works this shape a lot; she can. Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyBlake Lively always makes being young look so effortless. Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyMinka Kelly's tan is seriously freaking me out, but I guess her simple white number works with it?
The Bad: Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyDemi Levato's bondage bellhop from the future is a Don't. Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyMeaghan Jette Martin's frock is a bit "Eloise at a Bat Mitzvah." Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyUh oh. Joy Lauren's vest ensemble: a lesson in bad proportions. Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyIf a jumpsuit, Shailene Woodley's toga party spcial may be irredeemable. If a dress, merely bad. Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyLauren Conrad's trendy maxi is a bit Roxy by Quicksilver, no? Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyI get it, Miley, I do: you basically want to wear the opposite of "being naked in Vanity Fair." Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyOn the one hand, I like seeing Kim Kardashian in something more structured and demure than is her usual wont. On the other, this puts me in mind of the molded-cup dress Daniel designed for the Gristede's Project Runway challenge, and however awesome that was, I'm nor sure it's a good thing on the red carpet. Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyWho in tarnation is Fergie's stylist, anyway?
The Ugly: Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very UglyFull-time red carpet exhibitionist Phoebe Price basically has this category on lockdown.

Smells Like Teen Spirit: The Teen Choice Awards Were Very Good, Very Bad, & Very Ugly

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