Red Carpet Rundown: “Pretty Little Liars” Season Finale Party

Posted on March 19, 2014

No one here really rated a post of their own, but they cleaned up and put on their church clothes, so the least we can do is give them all a pretty little rundown.



Ian Harding

 Very cute. Simple, but executed well. Love the shoes. Feeling like spring.



Lucy Hale in Stella McCartney

 We can’t. We’re allergic to beige. She’s apparently allergic to all other colors.



Ashley Benson in a Paule Ka top and Alexander Wang pants

 The shirt’s too fussy, but we give her credit for showing up in something that manages to be off the beaten path, but attention-seeking in its own right.



Troian Bellisario

 Is… that the outfit? Like she’s naked under her trenchcoat? Or is she just really cold? Or maybe she has a food-stained t-shirt with holes on because she didn’t know there were going to be pictures.


 Ryan Merriman




Vanessa Ray

 Not loving the shape of the skirt or the shoes.




Brant Daugherty

 Wait, what? A black jacket over a matching grey vest, pants and shoes? What a weird look. And why flip up the lapels on the vest like that? Dude, it’s a vest. You can’t really interpret it. Also: is his jacket one size smaller on the right side or something?



Shay Mitchell in YeoJin Bae

 What can we do to get black lace off our red carpets, people? Kickstarter campaign? Hostage situation? Something in between those two suggestions? We’re asking.




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  • Anna

    A lot of pretty people in pretty unattractive choices.

  • Danielle

    Who are these people?

    • Kitten Mittons

      Dunno, but I don’t want to Be Them or Do Them. I just want them to wear name tags.

    • charlotte

      My flatmate made me watch that show and it is absolutely terrible in my opinion. It could be a guilty pleasure kind of show though- if you are desperately looking for one.

      • LearnedFoot

        Oh, this show is completely terrible. Age-inappropriate relationships, a plot that’s impossible to follow, Lucy Hale’s jacked-up costumes… And I’m pretty much obsessed with it.

        • charlotte

          Although that student-teacher relationship didn’t even feel that age-inappropriate because the two actors were pretty close in age.

    • I am devoted to the fuggirls recaps of this show but I still only have the vaguest idea. I think the girls are all high school students and one of the boys is the teacher most of them have slept with.

      • Danielle

        They’re supposed to be in high school? That’s the thing about high school girls: I get older, and apparently so do they.

        • They are from the Gabrielle Carteris stable of high school girls.

    • Meg0GayGuys6

      I about squealed when I saw Ryan Merriman! I’ve never seen this show but that’s the Smart House kid!

      • Danielle

        WHAT?! WITH KATY SEGAL!?!?

        • Meg0GayGuys6

          Hahaha yes!!! I loved that movie when I was little *probably not little enough

  • STELLAAAAAAHHH! Why, WHY would you use a different python print from groin down?

    • uprightcitizen

      I think it might be the reverse of the same fabric? I thought it was the most interesting thing about the dress, which is not only dull in color (as TLo has pointed out), but very ladies who lunch. Add three inches to the hem and a 60 year-old socialite could wear it to opening day at the races with an enormous beige hat. It’s certainly too old for Lucy Hale. But just wait, McCartney will re-use this fabric in a tricky, unflattering jumpsuit.

      • I think you are right that it is the reverse. But I really hate the parentheses-shaped seam joining the two so it looks like a leotard with something attached to the legs.

    • She’s THE WORST.

    • gabbilevy

      Someone, very early in her career, told her she needed “visual interest.” She took it an ran with it, and has been running (into fashion disasters) ever since.

      • demidaemon

        Like someone who can’t give up an addiction, despite being in rehab innumerable times, but still comes over to your house twice a month.

  • JasmineAM

    Pretty Little Liars is my guilty pleasure. Although, I’ve missed the last 5 or so episodes.

    • Sobaika

      I happily watch Pretty Little Liars, Teen Wolf, and Vampire Diaries even though I have NOT A CLUE what is going on in any of them. But I still watch. I am a YOUTH, damn it.

      • TropiCarla

        LOL … I have recently acquired one live-in 25-yr old grad student and she makes me watch Vampire Diaries as my big-sisterly penance. It has eye candy in spades even though even the characters barely seem to know what’s going on. I happily forfeited my YOUTH pass years ago, but baby sis helps me to pretend. I absolutely drew the line at Teen Wolf though, she can watch that crazy shit while I’m at work.

  • MilaXX

    This RC started off promising considering Lucy is wearing head to toe beige, but went completely South after Ashley. Then everyone just got too caught up in being tricky except for Vanessa who defaulted to boring.

  • TheLaurenJean

    Just so you know, the guy you listed as Ian Thomas is Ryan Merriman. I think Ian Thomas is maybe his character?

    • Kent Roby

      I was just thinking that the guys are 2 Ian’s and a Grant; “of course”.

    • Fixed! Thanks.

  • @Biting Panda

    Re: Black lace
    Ritualistic sacrifice? I’d be willing to throw a Disney “virgin” into an active volcano.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      But where would you find a Disney virgin who isn’t under the age of 14?

      • demidaemon

        Where would we find one who is actually a virgin? Those volcano gods can be pretty fickle about their sacrifices.

  • ojosazules

    Maybe those in black lace should be totally ignored.

  • fursa_saida

    “Dude, it’s a vest. You can’t really interpret it.” This has the feel of a line that will far outlive this post.

  • JR Labrador

    Pretty Little Dullards.

  • marlie

    Ian Harding and Ashley Benson win this round. I want Troian’s trench, but not for a red carpet appearance where her peers are wearing cocktail(-ish) dresses and suits.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      The thing is, if she had worn a really GORGEOUS looking coat I would have really loved her choice.

    • kimmeister

      Ian managed to coordinate well with the backdrop!

  • Constant Reader

    I read every single one of those names wrong. Which was pretty entertaining, actually.

    The clothes? Meh.

    • sagecreek

      Troian? Brant? Shay? It’s like a soap opera writer on speed, desperate to come up with a new character.

    • jw_ny

      lol…I typed something about Troian, but first typed Trojan…had to scroll up and look again ’cause I knew that couldn’t be right! 🙂

      • Constant Reader

        That’s one of the errors my brain made! I was like “Trojan? They named her after a failed birth control method?”

  • A lot of pretty white people. There. I said it.

    • Sobaika

      That can be said for most events, sadly.

      Shay Mitchell is part Filipino (and her character is shown to have a full Filipino family) and the cast featured Bianca Lawson at some point. Both characters were out of the closet too. The one thing that can be said about ABC Family is that they attempt representation with a few of their casts.

      • sagecreek

        Oh, Bianca Lawson, wasn’t she Kendra? Glad to see she is still working!

        • Sobaika

          Yes, Kendra. And over a decade later is STILL playing a high school student.

          God bless melanin.

      • Thanks for the info. I’m not familar with the show. I was commenting on the actual actors on the red carpet.

    • Denise Alden

      And I appreciate that.

      • Um… ok.

        I did edit to add to my comment (which didn’t take for some reason) that I would take one Brant Daugherty to go please.

    • MilaXX

      Old school Quantum Leap fan here. Troian Bellisario is biracial. Her mother is Debra Pratt Bellisario who is black.

      • Sobaika

        Whoa! Learn something new every day.

      • Good to know, but unless one is aware of this a cursory scroll down kind of belies that fact.

        • MilaXX

          true. She can easily pass.
          Just consider this an FYI or a good fact for playing trivial pursuit

  • Imasewsure

    Not a stylist to be found… at least they all look off together

  • jw_ny

    A popped collar on a vest…has to be a first, no? 🙂

    Surely this step and repeat was before the coat check, and Brant and Troian didn’t have anyone to hand their coats off to…right?

  • SugarSnap108

    I lol’d at “Adequate.” That’s worse than scathing criticism.

  • quiltrx

    I don’t know ANY of these people. But I like Merriman’s jacket. That’s all the opinion I can be bothered with here.

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Maybe we could convince the PETA people that black lace is the skin of some nearly extinct ocelot or something and have them start hurling paint at celebs wearing it on the RC.

    • Kitten Mittons

      The lacelot?

      • IMNAngryLiberal


  • Gatto Nero

    *What can we do to get black lace off our red carpets, people? Kickstarter campaign? Hostage situation?*
    I vote hostage.

  • Gatto Nero

    Also, Stella strikes (out) again.

  • tereliz

    LOVE Troian’s trench, but yeah. It’s not an outfit.

  • frannyprof

    Ashley Benson is up for the role of “Honorary Olsen Twin.”

  • BLauD

    Added to the Banning Black Lace Kickstarter, can we also add banning booties that show toes? I don’t get it. If your foot is covered up, keep it all covered up. But it’s possible that I have an unnatural hatred of other people’s feet/toes.

    ETA: I don’t know any of these kids or this show, but Ian is doing something right. I want that look for my mister.

  • decormaven

    Ian Harding is about the only one showing any glimmer of style. Why wear head to toe beige? I’m still scratching my head over that one.

  • Jessica O’Connell

    Does every show have a red carpet now?… Is that a thing?

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I have no idea who these people are, but that Ian Harding is mighty cute. Love his hair.

  • Ashleigh

    uh….who is Ian Harding??!?!? !?!??! ?!?!? ?!?!?

  • Jacob Bowen

    I’ll take a Brant-sans black jacket and DOUCHEY popped vest lapels (AWFUL). At first I thought Ian Harding was Adam Lavine…and then realized he wasn’t as cute.

  • FridaStaire

    Fashion criminals anonymous (or soon to be…)

  • SophieB210

    Mr. Adequate last wore those shoes stumbling down a canyon in a walk of shame home.

  • ShaoLinKitten

    The Daugherty kid could have looked snappy if he could have ditched the jacket and left the vest lapels alone. It’s a shame.