Style Superstar: Leighton Meester Says Yes To A Hanger Dress

It’s no surprise that the best-dressed character on “Gossip Girl” is a Style Superstar off-screen, too: Leighton Meester made one gorgeous hostess at the Flaunt Magazine new issue launch party this week, celebrating her status as their latest cover girl in a whimsical print dress that earned her this week’s top honors for excellent fashion sense.

Leighton looked fresh and edgy in this Mary Katrantzou strapless crepe dress, which features a pattern of interlacing clothes hangers on the bodice (how meta!) and a slim, stiff skirt with pockets. And while she played it safe with the shoes—a pair of classic black pointed-toe pumps—the pinkish-purple pop of color on her lips and her cute ’do gave her party look just the right amount of punch.

Also sporting a bold print this week: Rachel Bilson, who stepped out in a great one-shoulder drop-waist dress by Preen at the “Fun Size” premiere in LA. But while the red leopard print is a fun and flattering choice for the petite star, she loses points for the odd pairing of matte grey suede pumps that look like they belong with an entirely different outfit. Say it with us, now: NOT WITH THOSE SHOES.

What do you think of this week’s style picks?