Jessica Szohr Or Amanda Michalka: Who Wore A Black Lace Dress Best?

Jessica Szohr at Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood Party in Hollywood on April 26, and Amanda Michalka at NYLON's Young Hollywood Issue party in Hollywood on May 4.
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Typically for one of these, "Who Ran It"/"Who Wore It Better"-type posts there's an editor or writer who POUNCES on a pair of images, thrilled to pieces that two bold name Hollywood or music industry types are wearing the same frock. There's always a pedantic mega-breakdown of each element of the outfit, the dress's fit, the accessories, the bangles/earrings/headbands/anklet/toe rings that are intended to complement the ensemble's nuanced points and then there's a vote of some sort that determines who "won." I don't really feel like doing that today.

Both Gossip Girl's Jessica Szohr and Easy A's Amanda Michalka look rad in this black, scoop-neck, lace, long-sleeved dress with a full gathered skirt. Each girl has absolutely gorgeous legs, and each possessed the wherewithal to wear a solid, dark, bra underneath with simple, non-fussy shoes and easy, shiny, pretty hair. The potential trap with a dress like this is that it errs on the side of frilly or too-flouncy if worn with overpowering jewelry (like, it would look dumb costumey with pearls) and looks way too formal the second your hair is gathered into an updo. Even a messy bun tends to look like the "morning after." The best thing about this number, that's called the Addict Skater Dress? It's a steal at $169. Click through to buy it here and, not to be completely outrageous, but we here at MTV Style are not mad at this for prom. Just as we are NEVER mad at any occasion that could call for an early-era Madonna-ish style homage. I mean, if you're going to go for the gusto, do the frizzy hair, lace headband, strands upon strands of pearls, cut-off denim jacket, fingerless lace gloves and go to town. And, as always, send us a picture.