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

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The 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:

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I like that Rachel Bilson's entire rep kinda rests on being consistently well-dressed rather than any acting, really.

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I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by Brittany Snow's pretty floral mini!

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This could easily have gone awry, but Kristen Bell manages to pull it together beautifully.

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Isn't Selena Gomez the one Disney was grooming to be the "new Miley" after the whole VF fiasco?

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Leighton Meester aka Blair Waldorf doesn't just play a class act on TV.

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Nice to see Natasha Bedingfield looking demure and pretty!

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Scarlett works this shape a lot; she can.

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Blake Lively always makes being young look so effortless.

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Minka Kelly's tan is seriously freaking me out, but I guess her simple white number works with it?
The Bad:

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Demi Levato's bondage bellhop from the future is a Don't.

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Meaghan Jette Martin's frock is a bit "Eloise at a Bat Mitzvah."

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Uh oh. Joy Lauren's vest ensemble: a lesson in bad proportions.

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If a jumpsuit, Shailene Woodley's toga party spcial may be irredeemable. If a dress, merely bad.

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Lauren Conrad's trendy maxi is a bit Roxy by Quicksilver, no?

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I get it, Miley, I do: you basically want to wear the opposite of "being naked in Vanity Fair."

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On 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.

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Who in tarnation is Fergie's stylist, anyway?
The Ugly:

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Full-time red carpet exhibitionist Phoebe Price basically has this category on lockdown.

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DISCUSSION

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@BlondeGrlz: Seriously who is Phoebe Price? I see her on Dlisted and I don't get it. Does she do something to get to walk down red carpets. I know questions like this normally result in worst COTD, but I'm sorry I've got to ask. Hortense please don't punish me.

I only mentioned Kim K because the idea of someone who became famous due to a sex tape at the Teen Choice awards, boggles my mind.