Kristen Bell in Monique Lhullier at The People’s Choice Awards: lovely or fug?

The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals
This morning we’ll be bringing you more fashion from last night’s People’s Choice Awards on CBS. First up with have Kristen Bell in a bizarre fuchsia Monique Lhullier gown which is shaped, well, like a bell. Kristen gets a pass because she just had a baby before Christmas, but I hope she brings her fashion game in the future. I usually like Lhullier but this dress is just bizarre.

The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

Kristen was there supporting her husband, Dax Shepard, who presented the award for Favorite Hip Hop artist, which went to performer Iggy Azalea. Dax’s show Parenthood returns tonight for its final four episodes. I love that show so much, I will probably watch it again from the beginning at some point.

The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

Here is presenter and Once Upon a Time star Ginnifer Goodwin in a white empire waist v-neck Delphine Manivet gown. Ginnifer loves avant garde looks and I think she’s going for a balance here. I like that Ginnifer chose white for winter and that she went with a full coverage dress. There’s something off about the fit, though. Plus it has pockets, which she used on the red carpet and on stage. That bugs. Ginnifer also just had a baby last June.

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Gina Rodriguez, the star of Jane the Virgin, co-presented the Favorite Movie Actor award with Ginnifer. That went to Robert Downey, Jr. She was in this tiered sleeveless gown with a sheer overlay featuring an abstract dot pattern. I don’t have a designer ID on this gown, but it’s decent and pretty. I really dislike the flouncy skirt, though. Gina’s show Jane The Virgin won for Favorite New TV Comedy. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ve only heard good things about it.

The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

Here’s Melissa McCarthy, who won for Favorite Comedic Movie Actress. She’s in a killer pantsuit of her own design with leather accent lines. She usually wears David Meester gowns and I like that she’s mixing it up. This suit looked striking and contemporary on camera.

The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

Presenter Sarah Hyland was in a strapless baby blue Christian Siriano gown featuring a beaded bodice, quilted skirt and sheer beaded skirt panel. There’s way too much going on with this dress. It might have worked without the extra skirt extension. Plus she looked kind of orange.

The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards - Press Room

Finally here’s Chloe Moretz in Louis Vuitton. This outfit looked much better on camera, probably because I wasn’t paying attention to the details. It seems like the top should be see through but there’s some kind of flesh-colored underlay that’s keeping us from seeing her undergarments. Plus it has like rough stitching along the sleeves. I don’t get it. Chloe won Favorite Dramatic TV Actress, for her role in If I Stay. She was very poised in her acceptance speech and dedicated it to her grandmother who passed away last year.

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  1. Jegede says:

    Oh Kristen!

    What would Joan have said on Fashion Police.
    The V word comes to mind.

  2. mkyarwood says:

    I think Ginnifer looks very smart in white, prolly why she got her role. She also looks like she is starting to slim a little, but still taking her time. It’s an exceptionally flattering ‘avant garde’ idea. Kristen looks like having a second pregnancy so soon is starting to wear on her. That is a tired, poofy face. Her dress is pretty cool in terms of pregnancy fashion, though. I think it should be two toned in colours like black on top, turquoise or off white on bottom — those are only examples tho. Anything other than fuchsia would work for me.

    • Bridget says:

      Kristen just had a baby a few weeks ago – of course she looks tired. The hormones alone do a crazy number on you and how you look.

  3. Rachel says:

    Melissa McCarthy looks fantastic in that suit. You can tell she loves it too.

    I think Sarah Hyland looks very pretty. Minus the matchy ice blue eyeshadow.

    I agree Kristen Bell gets a pass because of the baby. The bottom looks like it has potential. The top ruins it and just looks awkward. But she probably had to get creative with the tailoring. The fuschia is gorgeous with her coloring.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I think that is the best Melissa has ever looked.

    • Mel M says:

      Totally agree about Melissa, she looks amazing and the best by far out of this group.

      Kristen gets a pass but I hate that she wears those pointy heels so much, she has bigger calves after baby and they don’t do favors.

    • pretty says:

      i’m watching Gilmore Girls for the first time, watched till season 3. She looks exactly the same here and on the show. she doesn’t age..

    • joan says:

      Melissa has been losing weight, right? I like that she’s not talking about it. Just doing it.

      This outfit she designed gives me a much better insight into her fashion design goals than anything else I’ve seen her in. She often covers up her arms and body in a way that just adds bulk.

      This is sleek, flattering, hip, and I wouldn’t think it’s right for the occasion on someone else, but on her, after what she usually wears, this is just great.

      I wish her hair were a little fuller — if you’re a big girl you can wear big hair, as balance.

  4. Kristen says:

    I may not love their dresses, but I love that Kristen and Ginnifer are repping for the “didn’t immediately lose all the baby weight” crowd. So refreshing and realistic.

    • Deb says:

      I think Kristen’s dress is perfect for “just had a baby a couple weeks ago” and she looks fantastic in it! Very creative designer effort for recent baby camouflage!

  5. Jackson says:

    Finally I know who Chloe Moretz reminds me of: Princess Charlene. I’d see one or the other and think “who does she remind me of??” Yep. That’s who.

    Kristen Bell: fug. Although her face is pretty with that little extra fullness to it, that dress is horribly wrong. The color is pretty tho. Too bad I just can’t not see the smug on both her and Dax Shepard every time I see them, tho.

    Melissa looks good. I think she lost a little weight again and she looks better for it. And no, not concern-trolling her. She seemed to be at at a larger weight not too long ago and I honestly was getting concerned for her. That outfit really works for her, too.

    I really like Gina’s gown. The color suits her and I don’t mind the flounce in the skirt. It looks pretty and light and fun.

  6. Charlotte says:

    Melissa is beautiful. Love it.

    I don’t mind Kristen’s dress. The tailoring isn’t quite right, but it’s a bit different. It’s okay.

    Chloe is so young and wearing so much makeup. She looks sad but is probably due to thinking about her grandma.

  7. someonestolemyname says:

    It’s artistic, but not my taste.

  8. DJ says:

    Kristin looked fabulous! Wasn’t crazy about the color, a little more muted would have been better, but she looked wonderful.

  9. scout says:

    Melissa M lost lot of wt recently for health reasons, she looks fab in pant suit. Few trying to get back to their pre pregnancy body, so it’s okay to dress in little baggy clothes for a while.They look good.

  10. kri says:

    MM looks really good. Kristen hates that dress as much as the rest of us. It’s awful-looks like something that would be in a dress-up box for little girls.

  11. smee says:

    Melissa McCarthy looks great – I wish she would step away from leather (even as an accent) and I hope she’ll wear some color too – she would look great in rich jewel tones.

    I do like the color of Kristin Bell’s dress…….I don’t understand what Chloe Moretz is wearing……the sheer skirt Sarah Hyland is wear is awful and I like her better as a brunette – she looks overly made-up for such a young woman.

  12. Marianne says:

    Kristen’s Dress is so fugly. I mean, I get that she probably wanted something that would hide her stomach (cause she probably hasn’t lost the baby weight), but I don’t think this was the way to go.

    I really like Sarah Hyland’s dress. And I also thought Melissa’s suit was really flattering.

  13. Ginger says:

    Wow! Melissa looks fantastic! Kristen gets a pass since she just had her baby. I’m sure she was more worried about being on a red carpet so soon after giving birth than her dress. I can only imagine she probably wanted to go home as soon as possible with two little ones. I think it’s cool how she and her husband support each other. I think the head to toe red carpet photo of Chloes’ outfit is better than the close up. The shirt close up makes her arms look like they are bigger than they are so it’s not really flattering. Otherwise, she is so young and pretty. Can I admit that I hate Ginnfer’s haircut? After she cut it off I thought oh well, she’ll grow it back out again but that doesn’t seem to be the case. I just don’t think it suits her. I do love her dress and thing it’s something I would wear although I doubt I could afford it.

  14. MAP says:

    I wouldn’t have left the house so soon after having a baby (and I’ve got three kiddos, so I know what the first month is like), so kudos to her. She looks lovely head to toe.

  15. QQ says:

    ahhhh This is a Parade of BAD BAD BAD Makeup and Budget Fashions … like… Just. NO… is not even super Offensive is just mediocre

    Like: Kristen Bell is too Pretty and probably currently Shapely ( GOOD THING) to be wearing Clown Rouge and this Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Cartoon Fat Flower Dress.. I understand wanting to be comfy but there is no Justice here

    Ginnifer is wearing something from the Duchess of Winsdor cir. the War Years with some gothy looking makeup

    The Pretty girl from the show i’m gonna forget is wearing straight up mother of the bride fashions with the Junior Bridesmaid hair

    Melissa Looks like the winner here but Is hard to tell without a full pic

    Chloe just looks… meh

    Sarah Hyland is sporting either a 3 or a 4 Boehners in the Orange scale and that dress looks like a loser in Project Runway OR a home Ec situation and she deserves better


  16. lucy2 says:

    Melissa looks fantastic!
    I like Sarah’s except for the sheer extension, and Kristen’s would be better if the top was different. That plain, bright pink satin top is not a good look. I do like the more flowy part of the skirt though.
    I kind of like Ginnifer’s as well.

  17. Eazypeazy says:

    Uhh wasn’t Bell telling us that organic Honeycrisp apples were like candy recently? Nothing wrong with gaining weight during pregnancy but you probably shouldn’t say things like that and show up on the red carpet looking like this. Do you think she did it for people to have interest in her? Like the whole paparazzi and kids thing?

    • Esti says:

      So because she likes apples she was supposed to immediately lose the baby weight? Some (/A LOT of) people don’t have the pounds melt off right away even if they eat super healthy, and it’s literally only 3 weeks after she gave birth. The fact that she’s on a red carpet looking presentable is impressive enough.

      • Eazypeazy says:

        It was very Giselle like. I got even fatter after my daughter’s birth. I wasn’t pretending like I was eating apples instead of bags of Halloween candy. Plus she will be able to whine about the tabloids talking about her post baby body. I mean look how she used her kids and the paps to garner attention. It’s not just the baby weight gain that made me post that. It’s also the wtf outfit. Lena Dunham?

      • Esti says:

        If I’m thinking of the same interview, she also said that she was snacking more on actual junk food, so I don’t think she was “pretending” anything about her diet. She just said she doesn’t eat a lot of sugar, so those apples hit her sweet spot.

        I find the reaction some people have to her so bizarre, to be honest. Yes, she doesn’t want paparazzi following her to take pictures of her kid. That’s pretty understandable. She otherwise doesn’t really court attention, so I don’t get the accusations that everything she does is fame-whoring.

      • Eazypeazy says:

        How much interest did people have in pictures of their kid? Come on now. Then go on TV to talk about it? I feel for people like the JPs and Halle Barry. That paired with this seems totally attention seeking.

      • Esti says:

        Well paparazzi were taking pictures of the kid — that’s what got them started on the issue — so there was clearly enough interest for a bunch of men with cameras to surround her and her baby. This article describes when it happened to her when the kid was just two months old, and how scary she found it:

        Other celebs have it worse when it comes to media attention, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still scary and intrusive when it happens to her.

        But even if you disagree with her on the issue, she certainly isn’t attention-seeking compared to the vast majority of celebrities. She got married at a courthouse with no advance notice and no release of pictures. She hasn’t sold pictures of her kids to any magazines. She doesn’t hang out at celeb hot-spots on a regular basis and she obviously isn’t staging pap shots of her kids.

      • Bridget says:

        Good lord. Even people that skip candy don’t bounce back immediately after having a baby. That was just a flat out mean comment for you to make.

  18. AustenGirl says:

    I LOVE Gina and am so happy Jane the Virgin is getting noticed! JTV is so much fun, and Gina is fabulous in it. I’m underwhelmed by her dress here, but everything else about her is beautiful!

    That first pic of MM looks like she’s trying to do a controlled bug-eye to avoid scrunching her eyes when she smiles–I sometimes try that because my eyes get crooked and squinty from being lost in my cheeks, and I always end up looking as crazy-eyed as she does here!

  19. Kori says:

    As someone with weight issues, I especially loved Ginnifer’s and Melissa’s outfits. I wouldn’t wear all white at my weight but I LOVE the sleeve length. It’s so hard to find a dress that isn’t long sleeved, short sleeved or sleeveless. Sometimes, you just want a 3/4 length sleeve, dammit! I also love the neckline and full skirt–which covers but doesn’t add a bunch of bulk. Something did seem off about the fit though. And I’m glad to see MM step up her game. She often looks awful and she doesn’t need to. I love that she is designing her own heavier woman looks. Love this outfit–the leather accents are slimming and the pants are nicely tailored. Her hair and makeup looked awesome.

  20. Penelope says:

    Jane the Virgin is very entertaining and Gina is not only lovely but a good actress as well. I’m glad her show won something.

  21. Lucy says:

    Kristen’s gown is vaguely similar to a pale pink Balenciaga Cate Blanchett wore last year. Design and structure-wise, obviously.

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  23. Meg says:

    I loved kristen bell’s dress. it camouflaged her midsection but didn’t look frumpy. the color was bright and cheery and the dress looked like it was comfortable as well.

  24. smcollins says:

    Wow, Melissa McCarthy looked amazing! She definitely brought her A-game. Gorgeous!

    Kristen Bell on the other hand…I know she just a baby a month ago, but I think she could have found something a bit more flattering that would still be loose & comfortable. The color is beautiful, though, and her hair & make-up look great.