Was I expecting too much when I assumed that the celeb would get dolled up for the People's Choice Awards the way they do for the Golden Globes, the Grammys, the Emmys, or even the Oscars? I guess the People's Choice doesn't fall under that category, but it should–after all, these are the fans that are choosing, not the "Academy."
In any case, I wasn't too happy with the dressed, haphazardly put together wardrobes of the stars except for a few exceptions.
While sparkle does make for stand-out and statement-making attire, I felt like many of the "sparkle sisters" (whether they are sisters in reality or not) wanted the dress to take over and barely paid attention to their hairdos or their accessories. This happened in the case of Kim Kardashian, while still beautiful she all too quickly swept her hair up in a strange updo, and Kristen Stewart, who's sparkle dress was so short, we were afraid she'd have a Janet Jackson moment…down there!
Black and White
There weren't a lot of risk takers at the big event, where we saw a lot of solid-covered black and white minidresses at a time we were hoping some of the celebs would oomph it up a little (like they often do at the Oscars or the Golden Globes.) Boring! We want to see new trends on the red carpet, not blah and boring black and white (even with ruffles!), which might be good for a dinner party but not for the People's Choice!
Yes, I know she's in black and not part of the black and white category, but I do think Cat Deeley stands out in this 50s waist-cinched getup. I'm not sure why I like it because other blogs said that she was underwhelming, but I just think she's look fabulous in this attire!
In a night of blah colors, Kate wisely went cobalt blue. While her ruffle hemmed dress does look like something you might see on the prom dress racks, kudos to her for daring to go beyond the current trend and standing out that evening.
While the Kardashian sisters always stand out in lavish attire, I truly think Khloe Kardashian made a statement for herself this People's Choice. True that she's taller and whiter then her petite, olive-skinned sisters but she plays herself up nicely in this gorgeous Alexander McQueen gown with pleated draping in front and her new red do. I think she's looked absolutely amazing and is the true stand-alone winner of the evening.
Photos: Batchplease.com, USA Today, Wireimage
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