2012 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet

Welcome to one of the least-fashionable red carpet events of the year! After the VMAs, the Movie Awards bring out the tackiest or dullest qualities in every star’s style.

Best Dressed
EMMA WATSON // dress by Brood, shoes by Tabitha Simmons

Photo: Danny Moloshok/Reuters/Landov

Well, at least we can still count on Ms. Watson, the two-time winner of March Fabness, to bring some much needed style and sass to the red carpet. It’s a bit overdesigned, but that’s what makes it perfect for the MTV Movie Awards, along with the chunky bracelets. I wasn’t a fan of the shoes at first, but they’re growing on me. Plus, the view from the back is simply stunning:

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Bam. The thin strip of fabric down her back is sexy and fabulous, and the back peplum is adorable. Plus, the shoes are simply delicious from this angle. And the cherry on top of the cake is that Emma’s adorable pixie has now grown into an adorable bob, and she looks more beautiful than ever.

ANDREW GARFIELD // ensemble by Prada

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Bask in the man candy, dear readers. With all the trendy fashionista ladystars at this event, it was Andrew Garfield in Prada who made my jaw drop. I love every inch of this outfit – it fits him beautifully, the color scheme is gorgeous, and it’s event-appropriate.

Honorable Mention
ELIZABETH BANKS // jumpsuit by Elie Saab, purse by Lulu Guinness, shoes by Ruthie Davis

Photo: Christopher/Getty

Props to Lizzie for taking a risk. It’s not my favorite look on earth – in fact, it’s downright weird – but it’s futuristic, fierce, and fabulous. Unlike most of the over-30 stars at this event, Ms. Banks didn’t wear something incredibly dull or incredibly aging, and she didn’t try to look like a nineteen-year-old, either. She went with an adult interpretation of the frivolity and funk required for MTV red carpet events, and I dig it.

KRISTEN STEWART // dress by Guishem, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

I’ll concede this much: I like the dress, and I like it on her. She’s fucking made for tiny little Barbie doll dresses trussed up to look badass and rocker-chic. The black pumps are insanely boring, and I hate the “I-don’t-give-a-fuck” hair (even though this is what my hair looks like virtually all the time, but I’m not on the red carpet every day and I don’t get free clothes and beauty products and lots of Twilight cash to pay for stylists). The smoky eye could be nice on her, but since she refuses to fully open her eyes lest she have to fully take in the unbearable pain of wearing free clothes at a party, it’s a bit overwhelming.

ELLIE KEMPER // dress by Dolce & Gabbana, purse by Jupiter Freedom, shoes by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

You get the green purse or the pink shoes, Ellie, not both. All together, this screams Easter egg hunt, which I’m not sure is exactly what you were going for. If so, well, mission accomplished, I guess.

VICTORIA JUSTICE // dress by Erin Fetherston, purse and shoes by Michael Kors

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

I couldn’t for the life of me tell you who this girl is, but she’s got some style potential. I mean, it’s as elementary as red carpet fashion gets, but the bracelets are chic, the hair and makeup are great, and though the giant belt, giant purse, and giant shoes are a little overwhelming all together, one or two of them paired with a third, simpler accessory probably would have looked great.

CHRISTINA RICCI // dress by Christian Siriano, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

That embellishment dress is actually made of watches, which is pretty cool, but I’m more concerned with the fact that the rest of the dress appears to be made out of Hefty bags. I actually think this dress is kind of chic and badass and great on her, but she let me down with the minimal styling. Black pumps and a watch? Have a little fun, Christina. It’s MTV, for fuck’s sake.

CHARLIZE THERON // dress and purse by Lanvin, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty

I’m sorry, but if you expect me to swoon every time Charlize puts on a little red or black peplum dress and strappy sandals, you’re in for some disappointment. I don’t care how pretty she looks – this is practically a uniform by now, and it’s not one that’s suited to the MTV Movie Awards. A Golden Globes luncheon, maybe.

MILA KUNIS // dress by Fendi, purse by Christian Dior, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Mila, I love the shirt you’re wearing, but you need to face the fact that it is a shirt, not a dress. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a stunning shirt and an even lovelier beach cover-up, but I cannot emphasize this enough: that is not a dress.

LUCY HALE // dress by Catherine Malandrino, purse by Edie Parker, shoes by Casadei

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Malandrino is one of my least favorite designers, but this isn’t particularly awful. The skirt’s wrinkled to death and the colors make virtually no sense to me, and it lacks any semblance of originality, but it’s cute on Lucy, and the clutch and her rings dress it up beautifully. The silver pumps, on the other hand, should be burned in a fire.

EMMA STONE // top and skirt by Martin Grant, purse by Fendi, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty

Can we just take a deep breath and admit that Emma Stone’s blonde hair is the absolute worst? I know she’s a natural blonde, not a ginger, but I don’t care. I hate this color on her. And that smear of pink lipstick doesn’t help. Neither does the dress, which is weirdly dull and fussy for this event. At least it’s well-accessorized – those shoes need a close-up:

Photo: redcarpet-fashionawards.com

I mean, those heels are pretty fucking killer. But they don’t excuse the dress, Ms. Stone.

CRYSTAL REED // dress by Issa, shoes by Walter Steiger

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Dear whoever you are: 1. Lipstick with an actual color should be your friend. You are far too porcelain for that nude lip. 2. Stop destroying pretty cocktail dresses by pairing them with black ankle booties. It doesn’t work on anyone, least of all you.

KATE BECKINSALE // dress by Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

Sorry, I just fell asleep on my laptop. Wake me when Kate leaves the red carpet.

SHAILENE WOODLEY // vest, pants, and shoes by Stella McCartney

Photo: Danny Moloshok/Reuters/Landov

No, Shailene. Menswear on women can be great, but not like this. Get a vest that fits, or for god’s sake, wear something under it. And as nice as the pants/sandals combo looks, it’d look more at home on a forty-year-old woman. And don’t fucking get me started on that terrifying hair. It has a life of its own.

JESSICA BIEL // dress by Chanel, shoes by Barbara Bui

Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty

Honestly, I never like anything on Jessica Biel. She’s not elegant or graceful enough to pull off the old Hollywood glamorous gowns she attempts, and it’s clear she doesn’t have the style for the modern funky starlet either. That blunt bang is so unreasonably severe on her, and there’s nothing I like about this dress. The shoes would be okay if the part around the ankle were smaller. As it is, she looks like she’s wearing sweatbands around her ankles.

NIKKI REED // dress by Randi Rahm, purse by Pierre Hardy, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty

Darling, your dress appears to be literally falling apart at the seams. There is no excuse for this. You are now dismissed from the red carpet.

JULIANNE HOUGH // dress by Sally LaPointe, purse by Kelly Wearstler, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

I just hate so much about this. Dear readers, please don’t make me look at this picture long enough to think of something witty to say. I swear, it hurts just to glance at it.

JENNIFER ANISTON // dress by Valentino, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Photo: redcarpet-fashionawards.com

In an increasingly unpredictable world, isn’t it almost comforting to know that no matter what happens, Jennifer Aniston will always wear a bathrobe-sized LBD and strappy sandals with a stick-straight center parted blowout and strappy sandals? (In case my sarcasm wasn’t clear, let me spell it out for you: NO. It’s not comforting. It’s boring to the point of insanity.)

LEIGHTON MEESTER // vest, top, and shorts by Christian Cota, purse by Jimmy Choo, shoes by Brian Atwood

Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Oh, good. We’re wearing giant slouchy vests that sag down our fronts like old-lady tits now? Excellent. I saw so hoping that would become a thing, along with bangles and mismatched gold accessories.

Worst Dressed
CIARA // dress by Balmain, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty

We’re a light breeze away from finding out if those rumors about Ciara having a penis are true. But whether she’s got a dick or not, my complaint is the same: THAT SLIT IS TOO FUCKING HIGH, GIRLFRIEND. And those off-white pumps are straight out of a 1980s drag queen’s closet.

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9 responses to 2012 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet

  1. I know my vision leaves something to be desired, but does Christina Ricci’s left hand look approximately twice the size of her right?

    What’s with the hem of Emma Stone’s dress? Scotch taped?

    • democracydiva – Author

      Poor Christina Ricci is such a Frankenstein. All of her appendages look like they came from different people, always. And Emma Stone’s hemline is inexcusable.

  2. Livi

    Wow, Emma Watson is quite possibly the best dressed girl on this blog (and therefore the best dressed girl in the world!)! She consistently more-than-impresses me every time I see her! And I’m so glad her pixie is growing out, because I always thought it was way too short for her.

    • democracydiva – Author

      The pixie cut was refreshing and fun, but I was definitely ready for her to move on from it. I love the bob, and I agree – Emma’s one of the best-dressed stars anywhere. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Demi

    I actually saw this awards show and it was horrible. Russell Brand wasn’t funny and the whole thing was quite dull. Last year’s was SO much better. There’s really not much fashion here so i’d have to agree with you on Emma Watson being best-dressed.

    • democracydiva – Author

      I haven’t been able to sit through a full MTV broadcast in awhile. I can usually bear a bit of the VMAs, if Lady Gaga or Adele or Florence is performing, but since the invention of Twilight, I’ve steered clear of the Movie Awards.

  4. Emma Watson definitely ruled over everyone with that stellar dress! That being said, I once saw her at a club in the Meatpacking District and she couldn’t have been more plain: hair pulled back, plain tank top and a knee-length skirt and I think she was even wearing flats. It might have been an OK casual day outfit, but for a trendy club? Eh, maybe she just wanted to go incognito!

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