Jennifer Garner in a black strapless suit at the TCAs: cute or underdone?

Teen Choice Awards Press Room 2016
Jennifer Garner attended the Teen Choice Awards last night in a black strapless sleeveless suit (it looks like a jumpsuit at first but it’s not) with buttons down the front. She’s worn black jumpsuits several times on the red carpet and she loves a black outfit. This look is saved by her styling and jewelry. I really like her bold black and rhinestone (or maybe they’re real) mod earrings and bracelet.

Garner was at the TCAs with her Miracles from Heaven costar, Kiley Rogers, where they won Choice Drama Movie. (A full list of winners is here.) Garner gave a nice acceptance speech about the impact of the movie, which told the true story of a young child being saved from a digestive disorder after a fall from a tree. She ended with a message for sick kids “All the kids who are in a hospital waiting for a miracle, don’t give up hope!” You can read more of her speech on

Teen Choice Awards Arrivals 2016

Teen Choice Awards 2016 - Arrivals

Laverne Cox was also all in black, in a v-neck Michael Costello jumpsuit with a Chloe belt. This is another case of an decent outfit elevated with pretty styling, although I don’t know if I like her hair that long length. Laverne and her Rocky Horror costar, Victoria Justice (who was also co-hosting along with John Cena) sprayed Cena with water bottles on stage as they discussed the plot of the show. Laverne retweeted a gif of that moment. The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is a TV film remake of the 1975 classic (it isn’t being broadcast live like so many other musical remakes), will air on October 20th.

Teen Choice Awards Arrivals 2016

Teen Choice Awards 2016 - Arrivals

Here’s Sarah Hyland representing Modern Familyin J Mendel. There’s something off about this dress, like it needs to be let out a little in the bodice. It also looks like it’s made with very heavy fabric, as if it’s a dress for the winter that someone cut short. Maybe I’m just being thrown off by the pleating. I do like the bright blue and red print.

Teen Choice Awards Arrivals 2016

Teen Choice Awards Arrivals 2016

Gina Rodriguez looks so different that I didn’t recognize her at first! She cut her hair short and shaved the underside for a role and then she went an ombre blonde color. She was in a Cielo black suit with a goofy polka dot tie. I think that’s actually a man’s tie which someone fashioned into a bow. Why would anyone do that to her? She’s also wearing very understated makeup. This whole look is wrong. Gina was up for Choice TV Actress: Comedy, which went to Candace Cameron Bure, for some reason.

Teen Choice Awards Arrivals 2016

Teen Choice Awards Arrivals 2016

Kat Graham was in a kicky little white dress with a fitted bodice and an allover graphic floral print. I don’t have a designer ID on this, but it vaguely looks like Dolce & Gabbana. I really like to see what Kat is wearing, this is a great summer look for this event and is bold without looking cheap.

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  1. Kate says:

    If Jennifer had added a necklace, I think it would have looked more put together. But it’s perfectly appropriate for TCAs

    • boredblond says:

      Definitely would’ve added something..if she didn’t want glitz to detract, she could’ve gone with a black leather or velvet cord look..

  2. Sabrine says:

    Jennifer Garner’s dress sets off her waist nicely, hopefully eliminating the clowns saying she’s expecting again. The unattractive print of Sarah Hyland’s dress sets my teeth on edge. Kat Graham’s dress is cute and fun, looks great on her.

  3. Merritt says:

    Eh it was the Teen Choice Awards. I don’t expect great fashion from that show.

  4. Adele Dazeem says:

    Jen looks good! I’m proud of her. See Jen you CAN please us, shoes too!

  5. lea says:

    Matronly. Fitting since she was probably the oldest person there.

  6. tracking says:

    Gina Rodriguez, what the what?!

  7. Lama Bean says:

    I love Sarah Hyland’s dress, though I agree it’s a bit tight in the bodice. I don’t like this cleavage trend at the Teen Choice awards. HATE Kat Graham’s dress. It is too busy, looks satin, and her proportions seem off.

  8. Joanie says:

    Is there something off about Jen Garner’s face here? It seems plumper.

  9. Ana says:

    I think at this point, her career is pretty much fading away. That Nine Lives movie doesn’t sound promising. Her other two films on IMDB are small, independent films that have no show dates yet and she was reduced to do a voice over of Llama, Llama. Meanwhile, there is a sighting of Ben again on his yacht in Canada possibly with the girlfriend.

    Jennifer will fade into obscurity. Her relevance it being a tabloid queen, always wearing her gym outfits and her baby bumps. Blake Lively, Ben’s rumored mistress, has a better career trajectory than her.

    Too bad coz I like her but she is not that relevant anymore. I hope I am wrong.

    • Lama Bean says:

      I am more baffled as to why Kevin Spacey signed on to that movie.

    • Tina says:

      I think she should leave Hollywood and raise the kids somewhere else. She can fly in to film commercials, etc. but leave the rest behind. Ben will never be available to co-parent for any length of time so why not start over somewhere else? I don’t want to sound vindictive but I just don’t see why she tries to accommodate him. He lives his own life without his family. He is the one that humiliated them over and over – I would not even want to be in the same zip code. She seems very effective in her charity work. Why not concentrate on that? She will be the one to raise the kids. He will be on the fringes until he marries again and starts a new family. I apologize for the negativity but I just don’t see it playing out any different.

      • J says:

        If her career is truly over, and right now it does not look great, I agree, she should leave California and maybe move back to West Virginia to raise her kids. Then she really could have the privacy she says she desires. Of course that makes shared custody a real problem. I do think she wants the children to have their father in their lives. but given how much he travels, how much would that be anyway.

    • vauvert says:

      Why should she leave? Because she is not an Oscar winning, big budget movie star? Not everyone is, or should be. By some of the comments above, 90% of working actors would be starving, because the work is not prestigious enough. Maybe she is happy in LA, where her kids have lived all their lives, go to school, have friends etc.

      As far as her career – I think many actresses her age wouldn’t mind it at all. She has three movies out this year, all aimed at the family market. Nine Lives is actually one I can take my kid to – looks cute, has cats, and Kevin – sounds fine to me. There are two more movies in post-production, and Jackpot is in pre-production (which – if it gets made – sounds like a typical heist thriller and if the script is any good, will be fun.)

      I really don’t get all the snide comments aimed at her. Whatever happened to her marriage (or divorce) being her choice? I mean, criticizing her for her choice of footwear on a casual outing, suggesting she leaves HW, claiming she is a doormat… we actually do not know this woman. She is a working actress, she stayed away from more work to raise her kids, and she is dealing with her broken marriage – somehow. If people don’t like her acting they can choose to see other movies, you know. There are a lot of other actresses in HW to whom I would suggest leaving the biz before her.

      • Tara says:

        Well said, Vauvert.

      • Hannah says:

        Are you lost? We don’t actually know ANY of the celebs that are written about here. This is a celebrity gossip website. Her career, marriage and fashion may be her choices but the point of this site is comment on those things. If the snide remarks about Jennifer Garner hurt your feelings you should go elsewhere. The internet is a big place.

      • Annetommy says:

        I agree vauvert. And I’m not lost.

      • ScotiaGirl says:

        Spot on Vauvert!! And I am not lost either!

  10. Tina says:

    I certainly don’t think her career is over. She has moved her family to Atlanta to make movies, she could move them to other places as well. I just think moving the kids out of Hollywood would alleviate a great deal of stress on her and the kids. I see her as a single parent now -Ben Affleck is gone most of the time. (Actually nothing has changed in that regard…)

    • Diane says:

      It’s a big emotional change for the kids that their parents are divorced. To lose their home and friends on top of that would be awful. She has had a support system in place while he’s been gone for years, so it would seem she’s better off to continue what has worked and keep the kids stable. She has a nice career. She has said she struggles with wanting to work and wanting to be with her kids and the kids win. Plus, ageism and sexism is real and her options are probably quite limited and maybe she is grateful for what she can still get. I enjoy the family friendly movies so I’m happy for her.