Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Last night was Elle's 19th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and celebs dressed up to steal the spotlight: Some wore vivid blues; others donned crisp whites; Lea Michele chose see-through netting.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Shiny happy silvery people: Zoe Kazan needs to stand in front of a steam tray. Sarah Jessica Parker's dress is vaguely vaginal. Nick Wechsler is hottt on Revenge, and some of us remember when he was on Roswell, but he looks uncomfortable as hell in this get-up. Take it off? Maybe?

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Patterns! Here are a bunch of busybodies: Amanda de Cadenet's wispy floral dress gets weighed down by heavy boots. Peggy Lipton, aka Rashida Jones's mom, mixes and matches like a pro. (Although perhaps the shoes should have been cute silvery oxfords.) Lake Bell's vortex of power is below the belt. And Busy Phillips makes a busy dress look cute.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Deliciously juicy in orange: Leslie Mann.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

A pretty rosy frock on Teresa Palmer. The swirls on Erika Christensen's dress remind me of Dracula's wallpaper. And a petal-soft shade on Christa B. Allen is nice but not very exciting.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Green is good: Kristen Wiig.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Cobalt blue on Lubov Azria; green lace on Octavia Spencer.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

A lot of folks wore blue. Rashida Jones accessorized with killer heels, a gorgeous necklace and a fishtail braid.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Jayma Mays opted for bright blue and complicated bondage shoes. You can see the pain. Wince.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Nina Dobrev chose blue with lace. Awful neckline, awesome shoes.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Deep blues: Ahna O'Reilly, BAMF Allison Janney, Krysten Ritter.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Mary Elizabeth Winstead rocked it from head to toe: Elegant updo, eye-catching shoes, perfect pedicure.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

In green and blue, Cate Blanchett can do no wrong.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Oh! This is my favorite of the bunch. Emma Stone's bright pink set off by black and white for a swingy Sixties vibe. Cute, fun, young, fresh, fashionable, daring, unique, fabulous.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

And the hair! Teased to please.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

We are now entering the cream/white/pale-hued section of our program. Whitney Port should look edgy in a snakeskin husk and glittery pumps but instead something about it is very "waiting for her order at Panda Express in the mall."

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Cream-colored high-necked ladylike dresses with peplums look great on Kiernan Shipka and Ellie Kemper.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Over in eggshell/ecru land: Julianne Hough's ensemble is not terribly flattering, but her gorgeous milkmaid braid makes up for it. Jennie Garth is doing classic Mother Of The Bride.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Lemony: Naya Rivera. White: The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira looks fucking spectacular. Christ.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Sorry, Jamie King, but Danai Gurira killed at the white dress game. Better luck next time.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Okay, so Viola Davis — in crisp white and vivid cobalt — should meet up with Danai Gurira to rule a small nation. And it should be televised. I'd pay money to watch.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Rachel Zoe has straight hair, a straight dress, a straight clutch and a straight man.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Little black dress club: Giada De Laurentiis, Bella Heathcote, Julie Delpy.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

More black: Jenna Fischer, Susan Sarandon, Uma Thurman, director Anne Fletcher.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Elle Fanning is trying something. Is she succeeding?

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Digging Anna Kendrick's hair.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

Here's one way of doing black with nude: The impeccable and classy Emma Watson demonstrates.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

And here's another. Seriously though, it's weird Lea Michele has this reputation of being a desperate attention whore with some kind of histrionic personality disorder. She's just a girl trying fun things, she's not all LOOK AT MEEEEEEE all the time. Sometimes she is downright demure! This long-sleeved dress almost goes to her ANKLES for crying out loud.

Brightly Colored Dresses and Lea Michele's Ass: The Elle Women in Hollywood Party

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