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Teen Choice Awards fashion: Dos and don’ts

Micaela Erlanger

Fresh off of last week’s Teen Choice Awards, we’re sharing some hard-learned fashion lessons from the stars. Who rocked the red carpet, and who flopped completely? Read on, and learn from the stars’ mistakes!

Summer shorts suits

A really fun summer trend this year has been the short suit. Think of it as a chic and fresh alternative to wearing a tuxedo look or party dress.

Carly Rae Jepson

Carly Rae Jepsen looked super cool and sweet in her palm tree print Lisa Ho ensemble., opting to pair it with a camisole, oversized clutch and simple black pump.

Kat Graham

Kat Graham took a more sexy approach opting for a Wish double breasted jacket wearing nothing underneath but a long necklace and some strategic double stick tape! She amped up this look with a cool geometric shaped clutch and nude pump.

Invest in a tailor and nail the perfect hem length

Alterations can make or break a red carpet look. An easy way to transform your outfit is to adjust a hem. Check out the stars who got it right and some who missed the mark.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift looked picture perfect in a white chiffon Maria Lucia Hohan frock. The length of her dress hit perfectly right above her knee, while her nude shoe elongated her lovely legs.

Victoria Justice

Another big winner in this department is Victoria Justice, who rocked her Gomez-Gracia printed hi-low dress perfectly. This can be tricky but she got her proportions just right. She opted to go super short without being inappropriate. Her trick: She showcased her legs, but the balance of the long train and high neck keeps it from being over the top. Not to mention she accessorized perfectly with a studded belt and simple nude pump, letting her dress stand out!

I adore Jordin Sparks and Zooey Deschanel, but they got it all wrong this time! Here are two perfect examples of why it is so important to adjust your hem accordingly.

Jordin Sparks

Jordin shows us what happens when you go too short. Her super mini and voluminous bubble hem totally throws off the balance and proportion of her Chagoury Couture dress, making her look heavier than she is. She is a beautiful woman with a slammin’ curvy figure that would be best suited in a dress that hits just at or below the knee

Zooey Deschanel

Alternatively this is what happens when too long goes wrong. Zooey Deschanel’s fashion error made her look eras older. Unfortunately the length of her dress makes her look dowdy and short. The dress is very pretty and fits her well. My tip would have been to shorten the hem three inches above the knee for a more flirty and fun, and age appropriate style!

Don an eye-catching color

Nothing shouts summer more than wearing a bold and bright color! These starlets chose juicy hues that made the cameras flash and quenched our color thirst!

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev looked gorgeous in a teal strapless J. Mendel number.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez chose to wear DSquared and was absolutely perfect in pink; showing us how to wear neon the right way!

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale, was one of my favorites all around. Rocking a Wes Gordon mini dress with geometric neckline. This poppy color was spot on.

Shay Mitchell

Shay Mitchell wore a canary corseted yellow Donna Karan dress, topping off our list of rainbow beauties.

More red carpet style

Get the look: Lea Michele’s Teen Choice Awards hair/makeup
Joan Rivers on red carpet hits and disses
Amber Riley’s scary red carpet moment

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