It was an extraordinarily well-dressed crowd at the Teen Choice Awards. There were lots of shorts and pants on ladies, which is always an instant win, and there were a whole lotta crop tops. Crop tops were all over the blue carpet, partly because they’re having a major moment (at this point, though, it’s exceeded a “moment” and has now entered full-on “era” territory), but mostly because it was really hot in L.A. today. Here are a few of our faves from the show:
To claim her big-deal Ultimate Choice Award, Selena chose a Saint Laurent look that upon first glance appears to be a super-chic tuxedo but is actually a super-super chic jumpsuit. If her outfit choice said anything—and outfit choices always say something—it was along the lines of, “I’m sophisticated and smart and above all y’all.” And by “all y’all,” you and I both know that really means one certain “y’all.”
Everyone knew a girl in high school that just said “eff it!” and wore things that no one else in the world could pull off and yet always managed to be the raddest-dressed person in the whole place. In Hollywood, that girl is Hailee Steinfeld. Her Elie Saab shirtdress is a little bit lacey, a little bit sheer, a little bit pink, a little bit black, and entirely Hailee (which is to say, exceptionally cool).
I mean, holy smokes, right? Shay’s Ermanno Scervino two-piece set was just wowza. Head-to-toe white lace has genuinely never, ever looked this straight-up hot. It just hasn’t! Of course, the dark burgundy lipstick, vampy manicure, and metallic stilettos don’t hurt her case.
Nina was all, “Nah, I don’t wanna wear a skirt and you can’t make me!” So, instead, she wore a killer shorts-and-matching-top set by Vionnet, and we’re all better for that decision.
Chloe Grace Moretz
And Chloe Grace apparently had the same idea (great minds, etc.) and avoided wearing a ~conventional~ dress in a truly rad Valentino look that involved a taffeta shorts suit paired with a bandeau. Now that’s how you wear a suit as a 17-year-old. Skip the shirt and just wear your bra because YOYO. (That’s the less commonly used acronym for “you’re only young once.” Go forth and use it often).
Taylor Swift been wearing crop tops 24/7 lately, which makes sense because the dog days of summer are in full swing (and also because: DEM ABS). Even when she’s casually leaving the gym, you can find her wearing a crop top. So it wasn’t surprising that she went the midriff-baring route for the TCAs. Her matching set from Novis features tweed, leather, jacquard, and gingham. Can you find ’em all?