Style Superstar: Nina Dobrev Is A Sugared Sweetie

Everything is better with a sprinkling of colored sugar—including this week’s picks for best dressed! With long and glamorous gowns currently the status quo (it’s awards season, after all), two of our favorite ladies were standouts in short, sparkling frocks that looked like crystallized candy. Whose look are we super-sweet on?

It’s Nina Dobrev! The “Vampire Diaries” actress was a beauty in turquoise blue on the Critics’ Choice Awards red carpet last night. What works about this look? Oh, y’know, just everything. The fit is perfect, the look is perfectly accessorized, and Nina’s bouffant-plus-ponytail is just the right combination of glam and sophisticated. And even though the girl herself wasn’t up for any awards, her Monique Lhuillier dress with keyhole details and a structured tulip skirt was a sparkling victory for Style Superstardom.

Also sporting a sweet look this week: Lea Michele, who donned a pink short-sleeved dress at the People’s Choice Awards. But while the People loved Lea enough to send her home with one of the coveted crystal trophies for her role on “Glee,” we’d like to have sent her home before the ceremony to do something else to her hair. With a dress like this, the Heidi braids are a little too twee; a sleek, simple ponytail would have kept this look firmly in grownup territory.

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