The People's Choice Awards are like the Zagat of awards shows: you don't really trust "the people," but you're willing to see what "they" "have" to "say." Apparently the stars agree: their duds were awful.















The Good:

Marisa Tomei does bombshell like nobody's business.


Advertisement

Can you say "regal?"


Advertisement

Hey, remember this look from the runways? Debra Messing takes it to reality without a ripple.


Advertisement

I guess this is part of Reese's "new look," but she looks as cleanly chic as always.


Advertisement

Wearying of the bandage dress, but if you gotta do it, Jessica Stroup shows how: Leger can innovate!


Advertisement

Dakota Fanning is proving to have a knack for age-appropriate and flattering looks at an age when a lot of young stars falter. How perfect is this color?


Advertisement

Jennie Garth looks demure in retro black, great accessories.


Advertisement

You feel like Robin Tunney just had this DVF in her closet: cute and recession-appropriate!


Advertisement

Malin Akerman is so cute and sassy; this casual dress is, too.




The Bad:

Advertisement

We came down hard on poor Nikki Cox earlier this week, but it must be said: the woman forgot her pants.


Advertisement

Stars tend to claim this sort of thing is "fun." I hope Kate's having some, cause we're certainly not!


Advertisement

Jordin Sparks looks like a professional gift-wrap job gone horribly awry.


Advertisement

So, AnnaLynne McCord demonstrates what's problematic about the bandage dress: for the most part, it feels as soulless and conveyor-belt as a Kate Spade bag.


Advertisement

Looks like these other two onlookers are also snarking on Paula Marshall's weird tap shoes.


Advertisement

Jennifer Morrison: the Austrian government called. They want their Klimt back.


Advertisement

Teri Hatcher is eaten by a sinister bow monster wit evil ninja powers.


Advertisement

On the one hand, these soft colors are nice on Jewel. On the other, doesn't it look like a cheap summer dress?


Advertisement

Paris Hilton's vaguely grotesque babydoll kind of reminds me of the accordian-pleated dress Tib wears to dance the "Baby Dance." You know, when Betsy and Tacy premiere the "Cat Duet?"

[Images via Getty]