Emma Watson, Emma Stone, and Julia Jones at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards in L.A. on June 3.
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If three's a trend, then what does it mean when a whopping FIVE stars wear peplum dresses on the 2012 MTV Movie Awards red carpet this evening? We're just gonna go out on a limb here and call it a full-on fashion takeover, with Emma Watson, Emma Stone, Julia Jones, Charlize Theron, AND Julianne Hough rocking the flouncy look in their own unique ways (peep all the pre-show outfits here). Here's the thing about peplums- although it's tempting to assume they'll all look the same, this is a trend that has a bajillion variations. Case in point: Miss Emma Watson, who looked gorgeous in an abstract graphic print halter dress by BROOD. Remember when she tweeted about wearing a dress from a "new designer"? We've got a feeling that the brains behind the label, Serkan Sarier, is about to get way more famous, real soon. We love how the slight blue and white peplum perfectly complements the purple, gray, and black minidress. Paired with black strappy Tabitha Simmons heels, it's the cutest way to ease into the trend. Emma Stone took a different approach in her black and pale pink Martin Grant colorblocked dress. The top has mirroring deep Vs, jutting out over a girly tulip silhouette and Brian Atwood heels. Plus, it's not red, sparkly, OR a column dress...does this mean our MTV Trailblazer has found a new signature look?
Twilight actress Julia Jones stopped traffic- literally- on the red carpet in her neon yellow laser cut frock by Joy Cioci and Jimmy Choo shoes. Hollywood up-and-comers, take note: if you're ever in a situation where pretty much everyone will be looking fab (i.e. The Movie Awards), just throw on a dayglo peplum and call it a day. Trust us, you'll get noticed.
Charlize Theron and Julianna Hough at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards in L.A. on June 3.
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Continuing the peplum domination was Charlize Theron, who told our Special Style Correspondent Kat Graham on the carpet that she doesn't try to overthink fashion; "I have to be able to put it on and feel like me!" In the case of the Snow White and the Huntsman star's cherry red Lanvin dress, she.totally.nailed.it. The eye-catching peplum waist is all the embellishment you need; besides her Cartier bracelet and Jimmy Choo sandals, Charlize proves that less really IS more. Rock of Ages actress Julianne Hough rounded out the stylish quintet in a Sally LaPointe laser cut black peplum dress. She opted for long sleeves unlike the others, but made up in the skin factor with a flash of (seriously toned) abs. If there's anyone who can convince us to attempt dance again, it's Julianne Hough. Well done!
As Emma Watson, Emma Stone, Julia Jones, Charlize Theron, and Julianne Hough show, the time to hop on the peplum train is NOW. Who worked the look best?
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