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Curvy Girl Chic's Allison Teng: On Getting Out of a Color Rut for Spring

Apr/14/2014 at 02:24 PM ET

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Welcome Allison Teng, 26, of Curvy Girl Chic, who is joining us as our resident plus-size style blogger. She was featured in the March issue of PEOPLE StyleWatch and will be contributing regularly to the site. This week, she’s all about being adventurous with color for spring.
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MTV Movie Awards 2014 Style: Who Had Your Favorite Look?

Apr/14/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

The Golden Popcorns have been handed out, Zac Efron’s shirt has (sadly) safely been reattached and no one caught on fire despite the major pyrotechnics onstage at the MTV Movie Awards. All that’s left to do is discuss the style the stars brought to the show. From Rihanna‘s bathrobe-over-swimsuit boudoir-inspired look to Jessica Alba‘s cute crop top to Lupita Nyong’o’s crazy-colorful Chanel, styles ran the gamut from conservative (shockingly, Nicki Minaj) to crazy (shockingly, Victoria Justice). Check them all out here, and tell us who had your favorite look in the comments below! (PS: Don’t forget to check out our exclusive interview with Lupita Nyong’o’s makeup artist, Nick Barose, about her glam silver makeup from last night!)

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Mad Men Is Back Tonight! See Kiernan Shipka's (aka Sally Draper) Style Evolution

Apr/13/2014 at 12:00 PM ET

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Not only does Kiernan Shipka hold her own playing opposite adult co-stars on Mad Men, she often out-dresses actresses three and four times her age on the red carpet.

The 14-year-year old starlet has made the transition from cute child star to chic teen — luckily, without having to suffer through an awkward phase — while developing a signature style that’s both fashion-forward and age-appropriate, thanks in part to fashion icons both past and present. “Well, I love Alexa Chung. But then there’s Grace Kelly, I think she has such beautiful, classic style,” she told PEOPLE during her first trip to New York Fashion Week in 2012. “And Audrey Hepburn as well.”
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The Royal Tour: Kate Wears a Favorite Design by New Zealand-Born Emilia Wickstead, Then Switches Into Jeans

Apr/13/2014 at 11:44 AM ET

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Look familiar? During a visit to the city of Dunedin, New Zealand Kate wore an aquamarine coat dress that looked strikingly similar to a pink frock she wore (twice!) last spring.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s dress — which she paired with a matching hat by milliner Jane Taylor and the fern brooch she wore when she landed in Wellington on the first day of the Royal Tour — was a sartorial tribute to her host country and to one of her favorite designers, New Zealand-born Emilia Wickstead. (We predicted a rewear of the pink dress, but leave it to Kate to keep us on our toes.)

Kate’s latest look marks the first time she’s worn a dress by designer with a Kiwi connection on the Royal Tour. Wickstead, whose eponymous label is London-based, also created one of Kate’s most memorable maternity dresses.

“She is making everybody want to dress up a little bit more even if you are a young girl,” the designer told PEOPLE after the debut of her Spring/Summer 2014 collection at London Fashion Week last September. “And I think that’s great and really exciting — I’m a true believer in dressing up and making an effort.”

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Later in the day, Kate changed into skinny jeans and a waffle knit sweater by Jonathan Saunders to attend the Regal Rippa Rugby Day at Dunedin’s Forsyth Barr Stadium (and to help coach a team of little kids – cue the awws!) And finally, she did a variation on “The Kate” (blue Zara blazer, striped shirt, skinny jeans, wedges) by swapping in a checked shirt to tour a vineyard. And she may have put pregnancy speculation to rest by sampling the vineyard’s wares. Also on the docket? A personally-embroidered life vest for a white-water rafting trip.

Which is your favorite of Kate’s recent outfits? Do you love that she’s getting her favorite dresses in multiple colors?

–Bronwyn Barnes, reporting by Monique Jessen

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Miranda Kerr Takes Best Dressed (and Deserves It!) for the Zillionth Week

Apr/12/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

This week, the Most Loved Looks list featured the Great Hemline Debate of 2014: Minis vs. Floor-Length. Half of the ensembles featured gowns that swept the red carpet with flowing fabrics (we’re including Jennifer Garner’s sweeping custom MaxMara jumpsuit), while the others showed off their toned legs in super-short dresses. And after tallying up all the reader votes, it looks like the floor-length hems have it with Miranda Kerr coming out on top!

Miranda Kerr Best DressedJun Sato/WireImage

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Nailed It: Emma Stone Does 'Modern Goddess' Right

Apr/10/2014 at 04:26 PM ET

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Who: Emma Stone

Where: At the London premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

What She’s Wearing: A marigold-yellow Atelier Versace dress with matching Swarovski crystal beading on the shoulders and waist, plus a David Webb necklace featuring two lion heads with emerald eyes

RELATED PHOTOS: Last night’s look: Love it or leave it?

Why She Nailed It: If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then please allow this gif at left to provide 3,000 words for us while we gape at this truly showstopping ensemble. Until now, Stone’s been sticking to menswear-inspired outfits and mod minis on her press tour, so the impact of her hitting the carpet in this incredibly romantic, curve-skimming gown is doubled.

She wisely let the bold color and open back keep the focus, adding only a chic jeweled collar and delicate sandals. And the hair and makeup are on point; the siren waves and just-bright-enough lip give her a glamorous ’40s vibe that really works for her. In fact, if you turned these photos black-and-white, you might mistake her for a real old Hollywood star — but then we’d miss out on the stunning shade of the dress.

Tell us: What do you think of Stone’s outfit? Are you as big a fan as we are?

–Alex Apatoff

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Plus-Size Blogger Marie Denee on Trying Spring's Trickiest Trends: 'Don't Knock it Until You Rock it'

Apr/10/2014 at 03:19 PM ET

Spring is officially here, coats are parked in the closet and hemlines are rising. And we’re beyond excited about the spring trends heading our way: brights, florals, prints and so many good shoes. Many of the trends are tricky to try, but just-relaunched plus size line Eloquii teamed up with Curvy Fashionista blogger Marie Denee to show just how wearable — and fun! — these styles can be.

Like our new blogger Allison Teng, Denee’s approach to fashion is fearless. “I stare at it,” Denee tells PEOPLE when asked how she approaches a trend that she finds challenging. “I am no longer afraid and have learned to ‘Don’t Knock It Until You Rock It.’ You will never know how it will really look and feel until you give it a whirl. Then you can say, ‘You know what, it wasn’t for me.’ Until then, give it a shot!”
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