Short, Tight, Out Of Control At "Breakthrough" AwardsS

In the immortal words of Nina Garcia, "Shiny, tight and short is the quickest way to look cheap." Ms. Garcia, avert your eyes from the sartorial carnage at the Breakthrough Of The Year Awards at West Hollywood's Pacific Design Center!

Short, Tight, Out Of Control At "Breakthrough" AwardsS

The good news is, the cutouts from Jenn Proske's dress form a vaguely Fairey-esque face.


Short, Tight, Out Of Control At "Breakthrough" AwardsS

Sofia Vergara brazens out the drapery look, Scarlett-style.


Short, Tight, Out Of Control At "Breakthrough" AwardsS

Patti Stanger breaks every one of Nina's rules, but then, what does Nina know about snagging millionaires?


Short, Tight, Out Of Control At "Breakthrough" AwardsS

Heather McDonald: give your dress a sharp tug!


Short, Tight, Out Of Control At "Breakthrough" AwardsS

Rose Byrne tightens up jersey with a tailored jacket, sharp heels.


Short, Tight, Out Of Control At "Breakthrough" AwardsS

Kelly Brook brooks the trend in benefit-ready damask-print.


Short, Tight, Out Of Control At "Breakthrough" AwardsS

Julie Bowen's LBD is pleasingly modern.


Short, Tight, Out Of Control At "Breakthrough" AwardsS

Jessica Szohr was one of the evening's winners. Hergeometric Ruby Smallbone frock? Yeah, not so much.


Short, Tight, Out Of Control At "Breakthrough" AwardsS

Fellow winner Dianna Agron's Carolina Herrera has a vaguely frenetic whimsy reminiscent of Henry Darger. (Yes, that's a high compliment.)


Short, Tight, Out Of Control At "Breakthrough" AwardsS

AnnaLynne McCord has barely unwrapped herself since the bandage dress trend started. Clearly, it's inhibiting her body's ability to move - or stand - naturally.


Short, Tight, Out Of Control At "Breakthrough" AwardsS

Sister Rachel McCord should heed her example!

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