The 10 Best Dressed Ladies Of The 2012 People’s Choice Awards

Tonight’s People’s Choice Awards officially kicked off the whirlwind season of step and repeats, sequins, beading, and major red carpet FASHION. As expected, the fan-driven PCAs coaxed the year’s brightest starlets of film, television, and music out in droves. From Lea Michele to Chloë Moretz to Demi Lovato (who were ALL also People’s Choice Award winners), the red carpet arrivals glittered with a grip of covetable looks, and these are our top 10 ensembles of the night. Let’s go.

LEA MICHELE IN MARCHESA

Lea Michele at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.
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Since opulent evening-wear haus Marchesa dressed her at last year’s Emmy Awards, Lea Michele opted for the designer again for the PCAs. The Glee star pushed her locks to one side for an asymmetrical old Hollywood ’do with a deep side part, minus the finger waves. The wink to retro beauty was the perfect complement to her stark white ’20s Art Deco-inspired beaded fringe dress.

EMMA STONE IN GUCCI

Emma Stone at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.
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With a “stay true to yourself” acceptance speech, Emma Stone bucked convention, wearing Gucci tailored separates. We’re in love with this kelly green satin tuxedo jacket, gold button ankle detailing, and her free-spirited Annie Hall approach to the awards show/red carpet, right down to her low maintenance, natural hairstyle.

JENNIFER LAWRENCE IN VIKTOR & ROLF

Jennifer Lawrence at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.
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Jennifer Lawrence took a major leap with this fashion-forward mesh paneled Viktor & Rolf sheath. The whimsical swirling patterns and scalloped hemline are an awesome flight of fancy, but the bold cobalt and her minimalist ponytail fit right in line with her sleek, iconic Calvin Klein gown from the 2011 Academy Awards.

DEMI LOVATO IN MARCHESA

Demi Lovato at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.
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First of all, YOWZA. *catches breath* Second, OK, we’d braced ourselves for this kind of bombshell-ery since it’s not like Demi Lovato is a stranger to turning up the heat on the red carpet. This sherbet-tinged Marchesa dress achieves a new level of elegantly BODACIOUS for Lovato. The classy updo and smokey eye keep the pastel + sparkle + gathered chiffon combination from looking too saccharine and princess-y, and the silhouette sculpts and flourishes in aaaaall the right places.

CHLOE MORETZ IN PROENZA SCHOULER

Chloë Moretz at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.
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Chloë Moretz keeps things sassy in a cocktail length Proenza Schouler shift. The overall feeling of the actress’s ensemble is simple and neat without being staid, a kind of Mad Men meets the 21st century appeal. We’ve got clean lines, unfussy hair, nubby tweed in a fit that doesn’t drown her, and modernized Mary Janes with a clear panel on the upper. As usual, Moretz plays eras expertly.

KELLY OSBOURNE IN HONOR

Kelly Osbourne at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.
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Kelly Osbourne is notably stunning in gray-to-brown ombre hair. In fact, no part of her outfit is for amateurs. Her entire ensemble is a savvy fashion curveball, from her startling tresses to this white and red Honor floor-length gown. Lace panels and color blocking, and contrast piping and SHORT SLEEVES??! Well played.

NINA DOBREV IN ELIE SAAB

Nina Dobrev at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.
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Nina Dobrev channels Poison Ivy in this emerald green knee-length Elie Saab frock with shoes also by the designer. The sheer sleeves and deep-dip V-neck help counter the thick, heavily constructed body. Ballerina pink accessories keep the look fresh, soft, and evening-appropriate.

GINNIFER GOODWIN IN ROKSANDA ILLINCIC

Ginnifer Goodwin at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.
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When we close our eyes tonight, we’re pretty sure this neon pink Ginnifer Goodwin look will be etched behind our lids for a very, very long time. Even though girl is tooootally covered with a BELOW-the-knee hemline, massive prairie bell sleeves, and a high, puckered bateau neck, the gloriously noisy fluorescent hue brings this Roksanda Illincic look to 2012.

LUCY HALE IN CENGIZ ABAZOGLU

Lucy Hale at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.
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We’re feeling Lucy Hale’s sculptural take on the LBD with this Cengiz Abazoglu number. In a way, it combines a gang of LBDs: the strong shoulder, the sweetheart neckline, the encrusted mini, the ethereal chiffon, the asymmetry and GURL, that drama sash/side train WORKS.

MILEY CYRUS IN DAVID KOMA

Miley Cyrus at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards.
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Finally, Miley Cyrus straight up stunned in this white David Koma dress. Her side-swept waves add a dose of sweetness to her mesh-paneled plunging neckline, and the extra pleated overlay provides the illusion of an A-line skirt without all the fussy extra fabric. Also, the sides of the dress are adorned with rows of technicolor beads band lucite that pop with the addition of her metallic fuchsia heels. Magical.

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