Jessica Biel, Jay-Z, More Go Casual-Chic On Anything-Goes Movie Awards Red Carpet

Celebs rock turquoise mini-dresses, animal prints and trendy sneakers at laid-back show.

When it comes to Movie Awards style, anything goes. And this year, the stars took a cue from the red carpet (which happened to be magenta) and shined bright in hot pinks, bold blues and other amped-up hues.

(See Rihanna, Jessica Alba, Gerard Butler and more on the red carpet here.)

Not to be outdone by the magenta carpet at the Movie Awards (see “MTV Movie Awards Get Dirty: Cohen, Ferrell Mash; Rihanna Sizzles; Silverman Says ‘&%#@*!’ “ ), celebs like Mandy Moore and “Transformers” star Megan Fox shined bright in hot pink (see “MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet: Justin Timberlake Might Make Megan Fox Pee” ). “We did not do it on purpose at all,” said “High School Musical” star Monique Coleman, who wore a short-and-sweet pleated magenta dress. Added “HSM” co-star Ashley Tisdale: “It’s summer and it’s MTV, so bright colors are really fun” (see “Ashley Tisdale Ditches Messy For Dressy For Movie Awards Red Carpet” ).

Shades of turquoise ruled the carpet. “The Hills” star Whitney Port accented a short silver frock with bright blue heels (see “Whitney Port Looking Out For Leonardo DiCaprio On Movie Awards Red Carpet” ), while “SNL” funnyman Andy Samberg rocked turquoise-and-white sneakers.

Vanessa Hudgens turned heads in a floor-length Hawaiian-print dress in turquoise, lime green and cream. “Everyone’s looking for something different and vibrant, so turquoise is the way to go,” the “High School Musical” star said. “Not everybody can pull it off, but it’s definitely a hot color.”

Also going bold with prints were celebs like Victoria Beckham, Rihanna and Eva Mendes. Meagan Good wore an über-short Fifi LaRue printed frock complete with a pocket. “I’m usually very inappropriate, so this is the one place I get to be appropriate no matter what I’m wearing,” the “Stomp the Yard” stunner said. “But I call this my Betty Boop dress because it’s so short. I love it, love it, love it. I think it’s all about prints this summer. They’re just fun and bold and energetic. They fit the vibe.”

When it comes to guys, anything goes on the red carpet. There was nary a tie in sight — except for Shia LaBeouf and Zac Efron’s super-skinny numbers — but celebs like Josh Duhamel, Jay-Z and Sacha Baron Cohen went casual-cool in summer suits, while Robin Williams paired a classic kilt with a hard-rocking belt. Best Performance award winner Johnny Depp worked his old-school style in jeans, paired with his signature plaid shirt tied around the waist.

But no matter what the look, sneakers were a mainstay for the men this year. Breakthrough Performance nominee and “Stomp the Yard” star Columbus Short was working some retro kicks. “I’m bringing it all the way back to the Velcro,” he said, lifting a foot to show off his haute burgundy sneakers by Creative Recreation. “I’m feeling the ’80s. I’m bringing it back. It’s MTV, so you can go casual for a change, you don’t gotta go all serious.”

“I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” star Kevin James said he sported sneakers because he knew he could get away with it. “I usually try to wear them anyway, but it’s a lot harder to pull them off at the Emmys,” he said. “But that’s why I love the Movie Awards. You can totally have fun with it.”

Still, Movie Awards vets like Cameron Diaz, Jessica Biel and Paris Hilton (see “Paris Hilton Talks About Jail: ‘I’m Obviously A Little Scared’ “ ) decided to stick with classic black, albeit not-so-basic. Newly blonde “Hairspray” hottie Amanda Bynes wore a form-fitting black knee-length dress (see “Shia LaBeouf, Amanda Bynes, More On Movie Awards Red Carpet: Who You Talkin’ To?” ). “I’m always wrong,” she lamented. “Look at Posh Spice. She’s wearing a bright-colored bra because she’s always in on the latest trends. She totally goes with the carpet. But I went with basic black because I wanted to wear this blinged-out necklace. Because, come on! Isn’t that what MTV is all about?”

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