Red Carpet Trend Report: Center Parts, Flirty Dresses and the Shoes You Can Toss Now

03/22/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

Carrie Underwood, Kiernan ShipkaJason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Amanda Edwards/WireImage; Brian Rasic/Rex

Looking to do a little spring cleaning this weekend? Here’s a handy guide to the hair and
clothing styles that stars are loving more than ever these days — as well as one that’s starting to fizzle.

Up: Center parts. After years of side-parted, beachy waves, it looks like we’re heading into the “center-parted, stick straight” phase of popular hairstyles. In addition to Jessica Szhor, we saw this dramatic do on Lana Del Rey, Kaley Cuoco and Emilia Clarke. Warning: this hairstyle is not for everyone, but if you’re feeling flatiron-happy these days, now’s your moment.

Up: Sweet A-Line Dresses. Feeling impatient for nicer weather to arrive? Stars including 14-year-old fashionista Kiernan Shipka, Emmy Rossum and Bella Thorne agree with you: they’re all breaking out their prettiest spring dresses a little early. Unlike the trend above, this look is universally flattering (and is guaranteed to put you in a flirty mood!)

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on more star style here!

Down: Clunky boots. Can we all agree to stop tucking our jeans into boots that cut us off mid-calf? Carrie Underwood‘s look would have been a knockout with a pair of pumps, or even ankle booties. Instead, these boots have a stumpifying effect. Put ’em in your “donate” pile!

For more on which trends to follow check out our thoughts on stripes and white heels.

–Alex Apatoff

RELATED PHOTOS: Vote on each star’s best angle in “Style 360!”

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sara on

I love carries boots with her outfit!!

KrisB on

Wow. Who can afford to just throw out a pair of boots because they are no longer “trendy”? Not me. I’ll keep my “clunky” boots and wear what I feel looks good. Not up with the so called crowd.

Anon on

To me the hair parted down the middle has only looked good on a few people. JLo, The Kardashians and Paula Abdul. Def NOT for everyone

queenipp on

Who *are* these people? Don’t even recognize any of the names but Carrie Underwood. Seriously, we’re supposed to take a page from their style books – including that child? Is this an early April Fools joke??

Sarah on

Just FYI, Kiernen Shipka is 13!

Jason on

I’m going to go through my closet right now and throw out all of my out of style clothes and shoes. I’ll be expecting a check from People to cover the cost of my new items… wait, what? People is NOT going to buy me new clothes even after telling me to throw out my perfectly good old ones. This is moronic, if you have money to burn like that then perhaps suggesting you put it to use helping the less fortunate would be a much better idea than throwing it away

rlb237 on

There’s not a thing wrong with Carrie’s outfit, or shoes.

Anotherpeoplefail on

An a-line dress is not fitted at the bodice & flared out from the waist, as little Miss Keirnan’s is.

Cynz on

Center parts need to go away indefinitely! It is such an unflattering style, and very few people can pull that look off due to the asymmetry of their faces. No, no, NO!

Ali on

To be fair, People did say put them in your “donate” pile! I’m not saying throw them away or don’t… But that’s what the article said…

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