Kerry Washington in Stella McCartney at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards

Posted on August 12, 2013

We probably shouldn’t like this as much as we do, but OMG ADORABLE:


“Scandal” star Kerry Washington attends the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California in a Stella McCartney dress paired with Christian Louboutin shoes.

Stella McCartney Resort 2014 Collection/Model: Zlata Mangafic

What a cute, fun look. Perfect for the event. We suppose we should tsk about wearing a dress with sequined allergy pills and matches all over it to the Choosey Teen Awards, but that would mean we think Choosey Teens are taking life cues from Stella McCartney dresses. And while it’s been some time since either of us were Teens (of the non-Choosy, but kind of Bitchy variety), we’re pretty sure that’s not true. She’s safe to wear it, secure in the knowledge that she is not personally responsible for any pill-popping or arson that might occur whenever Teens gather in large numbers (we’re told).



[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/,]

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  • ashtangajunkie

    LOVE this. Sexy hair, fantastic makeup, cute dress, great shoes. A big win!

  • MartyBellerMask

    She and Chloe Moretz should have swapped outfits.

    • TAGinMO

      Half-agree. While Kerry would look great in Chloe’s dress, the pale pink of this one looks far better on a woman of color. Chloe would look completely washed out in it.

      • MartyBellerMask

        You make a good point. But this is just too juvenile for Kerry. In a darker color, this style would work on Chloe. 🙂

  • Billie_Dawn

    Choosey teens choose Jif . . . er, One Direction.

  • Sobaika

    How cute! And she’s pulling it off, not being a try hard.

  • Diego!

    Right for the event, but that dress is hideous! Tough it fits her like a glove. What I love are those STUNNING shoes!!! You go Kerry!

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Cute! And, her own lips look perfect! I would / should / do otherwise hate this dress, but Kerry’s making it work. Fun attitude, great styling. Love the shoes this this – fun!!

  • gabbilevy

    Love it. So cheeky. Kerry looks fan-TAS-tic.

  • Freakin’ adorable. Although that dress must be a horror to clean.

  • Catiline

    Wow, perfect. It’s young and fun, yet totally avoids the “grownup trying to look cool at teen event” trap.

  • AmeliaEve

    Without the bling, this dress would be totally comfortable as a sassy sleepshirt from the Hanes catalogue. The sparkly shoes do a good job of highlighting the 3-D embellishments. I would love to see the back, though. Surely she is not expected to sit on that rhinestone pharmacopeia. The other reason it works is that her skin tone contrasts nicely with the powdery pink of the dress. On the fair-skinned model, it kind of disappears.

    • sagecreek

      I had the same thought…that’s going to hurt when one sits!

  • SewingSiren

    Perfect dress for Teen Choice Awards.

  • geans

    This dress reminds me of a notebook I had in 1989. And that’s a good thing.

  • nannypoo

    Without a closeup it looks like a flannel sleep shirt. The little decorations are adorable, but how old is she? I would like this better on a someone maybe eight years old.

  • SugarSnap108

    I felt guilty at first for loving this. But then I remembered the venue, and the fact that she’s gorgeous.

  • DominoEstella

    she looks so cute in that cute dress.. I do love it.

  • formerlyAnon

    I’d give this a WERQ, in the “Fashion CAN be Joyful” category. I wouldn’t have thought she’d look so awesome in something silly & borderline gimmicky, but I’d have been wrong. The hair & makeup definitely help make the look.

    (edited for clarity)

  • Beardslee

    Really cute but too short. Just a few more inches, so she can sit down.

  • MaggieMae

    Kerry is making that dress sing. Same dress is a klunker on the model.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Kerry is about 20 years too old for this dress.

  • crash1212

    Well, blow me down. A Stella McCartney I actually like. Scratch that…I love this dress and she looks adorable in it. Perfect shoe choice. You are correct…adorable.

  • mini_d

    Adorable! Perfect dress for the venue. I’m sure Katy Perry is pissed that she didn’t wear it first!

  • bertkeeter

    Fun dress….only comment is the fabric wrinkles way too much!

  • Great dress for this event. I do wish the fit was a bit better, the baggy feel seems a little sloppy.

    • Donna Tabor

      It isn’t the fit, it’s the cut, which is supposed to skim over the figure that way.

      • Oh, I realize it was not intended to be body hugging, but between the wrinkles, the semi sad boobs, and the fact that it is totally away from her figure (as opposed to skimming)it is lacking polish.

  • Getoverit

    Im not crazy about the dress but its perfect for the venue & looks great on her!

  • tonibaloney

    I wish the shoes were a bit brighter, perhaps in a red or pink, but other than that, it is a really fun look.

  • LadyCelia

    It looks like Stella was channeling a little bit of Schiaparelli.

    • Jackie4g

      That can only be a good thing for Stella.

  • I actually like a Stella McCartney dress, unreservedly. I think I need to sit down.

    • Jackie4g

      Kiltdntiltd – there is a seam down the center front. I am a little uncomfortable with that, but otherwise agree that I like the dress and am just as astonished as you that I do!

  • ThaliaMenninger

    The little girl left inside me from the 60s is coveting this dress. It was my 60s pre-teen dream dress.

  • rene_trevino

    I like it. I can make out the matches, but pills? I just see rhinestone fabulous-ness.

  • Lily-Rygh

    Reminds me of those ridiculously expensive pharmaceutical backbacks that Ashley and Mary Kate were hawking a while back…

  • MilaXX

    Cute, love the entire look

  • Qitkat

    This is super, super cute as a bug in a rug cute. But why would she be at the Teen Choice Awards? Not that I care.

  • conniemd

    Stella McCartney and Kerry Washington sounded like an oxymoron when I first read it.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    I love this! Very appropriate for the event. Pills aside.

  • omg_dora

    What a ridiculous tacky mess.

  • I don’t care for this dress on Kerry. The length isn’t right for her. She hem length doesn’t flatter her legs. Her hair looks surprisingly yucky. I like Kerry a lot. This pic is a big mess for me.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    I would give my first-born child for just a third of her lips.

    I am one of the lip-free, and this is not a kind era for my ilk…

  • marlie

    Cute dress, and it works for this event only. Her hair and makeup look great, and the shoes were the perfect choice.

  • Danielle

    The shoes are perFECT

  • A Shiny O’Connor

    Christ no. She looks like a load of tweens did a birthday party creative activity on her. McWankney strikes again.

  • mjude

    i would have worn that so fast back in the day 🙂

  • Zorkness

    The only arson one need worry about is when I burn that dress.

  • LaSylphide

    Ah, Stella Strikes Again. Definitely a situation where the wearer makes the dress. I can’t imagine anybody but Kickass Kerry not looking silly. Love the shoes.

  • snarkykitten

    Is this a sign of the apocalypse? a Stella McCartney that DOESN’T look like total ass?

    • hellkell

      Eh, she’s still gluing shit to other shit, even if this is a baby step up.

  • Kate4queen

    It reminds me of a Lulu Guinness purse I have

  • SignLadyB

    How old is Kerry Washington? Not a teenager I don’t believe. This would have been cute on Hailie S –although I really like HER look for her.

  • CommentsByKatie

    It’s Vincent’s paper dress from Project Runway!!! My sides. I kind of love it here though?

  • Anniebet

    Dammit, I can’t believe I actually almost like a S. McCartney design. At least this is a novelty dress, not one of her “serious” (read “boring” and “outlandish”) one. Kerry is adorable, of course, but seems to be trying to appeal to the young ones in it, while the youngsters are doing their damnedest to look 10 years older.

  • those are pills and matches? i thought they were earrings. are you guys hallucinating?

    by the way, what happened to the tag map?

  • elzatelzabelz

    Somewhere Zooey Deschanel is screaming, “Twee is MY thing.”

  • alyce1213

    It’s a plain, pink, long-sleeved, shift minidress with cute stuff stuck on by the monumentally overrated Stella McCartney. The dress is elevated by Kerry Washington wearing it.

  • I think it’s pretty ugly, but I guess if there’s any place to wear it, this would be the place.

  • SophieCollier

    I dunno. She’s marvelous, but this dress just seems completely wrong for her. I don’t consider her a “whimsical mini dress” kind of woman. Katy Perry, I could see. Kerry does sophisticated and chic much better.

  • Imasewsure

    Wouldn’t love the makeup since it’s so harsh but it suits this dress (which not many women could rock like this). Fun fun fun

  • pop_top

    LOVE. She looks fabulous. I especially love the hair and red lip.

  • fursa_saida

    It’s getting to the point where I have to actively work at not talking about how much I would marry her, because DAMMIT SHE’S ALREADY MARRIED. All the good ones are taken.

  • LondonMarriott

    I can’t help it, I think it’s hiddy. Usually I can get on board with the fun stuff but it just doesn’t work for me. The colors are weird and it’s all wrinkled and looks in need of tailoring. Neck up and thighs down are a win, at least.

  • librarygrrl64

    Totally event-appropriate, and I love the shoe choice with this.

  • quiltrx

    LOVE the shoes. Not sold on the foofaraw all over the dress.

  • NYCRecessionista

    So adorable … love the dress. She’s too cute.

  • kathrineb

    She can really work a red lip!

  • Etta

    She looks totally fab from head to toe!!

  • Crystal

    She looks really cute. Even though the dress kind of looks like a sticker book.