The Teen Choice Awards gives young people across the country a say in which celebs deserve top honors for their work within a wide range of entertainment categories. Before the fan votes are counted for the 2019 show, which airs on Aug. 11, Wonderwall.com is putting the style spotlight on the nominated stars in film, TV, music and comedy categories and highlighting their best looks of late. Taylor Swift, for example — who's up for Choice Female Artist — stepped out in a stunning lavender Raisa & Vanessa minidress with a ruffled high neck and sheer lace sleeves at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May. Keep reading for more of the 2019 Teen Choice Awards nominees' best recent fashion moments…
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Yara Shahidi received nominations in both film and TV categories at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards (she's up for Choice Summer Movie Actress for "The Sun is Also a Star" and Choice Summer TV Actress for "Grown-ish"), so it's no surprise she's also been a winner in terms of style recently. The rising young star brought high fashion to the 2019 BET Awards in June in a Prabal Gurung Resort 2020 number straight off the runway. Her unique look included an oversized pastel turtleneck sweater, turquoise sequin wrap miniskirt and pointed zebra-print Christian Louboutins.
Will Smith, whose role as Genie in the recent "Aladdin" reboot earned him a nod for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards, serves as the perfect example for how far menswear has come. Looking anything but basic, he rocked a bold all-over printed Dolce & Gabbana suit to the Los Angeles premiere of "Aladdin" in May. In place of a typical button-up shirt, Will paired his black-and-white patterned jacket with a cool ribbed V-neck. He's also up for Choice Social Star.
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Jessica Alba took her fashion A-game abroad to promote her new TV series, "L.A.'s Finest," in Spain. She wore an airy, season-appropriate Azzedine Alaia number featuring a teal button-up crop top and coordinating striped flare skirt to a photo call for the cop drama in June. Jessica, who plays a police officer on the series, is up for Choice Action TV Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.
Talk about a serious style moment! Cardi B — who's nominated for Choice Female Artist and Choice R&B/Hip Hop Artist at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards — went all out in a dramatic Thom Browne creation for the camp-themed 2019 Met Gala in May. The "Please Me" rapper shut down the red carpet in a structured feathered gown with a jeweled bodice and headpiece boasting 44 carats of rubies woven into the design. Her statement piece also featured a massive rounded train that extended a whopping 10 feet.
Lady Gaga likewise stole center stage at May's 2019 Met Gala in a multi-faceted magenta showpiece by Brandon Maxwell, but it didn't overshadow her timeless Old Hollywood ensemble at the Oscars in February. The "A Star is Born" actress — who's nominated for Choice Drama Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards — dazzled in a strapless black Alexander McQueen gown with modern structured hips and leather arm-length gloves. Gaga, who sang the ballad "Shallow" with Bradley Cooper in the epic love story, is also up for Choice Collaboration and Choice Song from a Movie.
Emily Blunt slayed the awards-season circuit with outstanding style this year, so we don't doubt she'll come to win at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards (she's nominated for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress for "Mary Poppins Returns"). Take her Michael Kors ensemble at the 2019 SAG Awards in January, for example. Emily took pretty in pink to the next level with a statuesque gown featuring dramatic sculpted ruffles up the neck and a glittering fitted silhouette.
Chris Hemsworth might look hunky in almost anything, but he really stepped up his style game while promoting "Avengers: Endgame" this year (the superhero flick scored him a nod for Choice Action Movie Star at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards). For the Los Angeles premiere on April 22, Chris rocked a navy Etro suit with a unique paisley print in a shiny silk fabric.
Tessa Thompson seems to be taking fashion inspiration from her sci-fi role in "Men in Black: International" as of late, and we're not mad about it at all. She wore a super-cool futuristic Robert Wun suit with three-dimensional glittering blue ruffles at a photocall for the flick in Paris in June. We can't wait to see what she dreams up for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards, where she's nominated for Choice Action Movie Actress.
Child star Millie Bobby Brown looks all grown up! The full-fledged teenager has developed and refined her sense of style in a major way recently. Take her sophisticated look at the Los Angeles premiere of "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" in May, for example. Millie looked as elegant as ever in a black one-shoulder Oscar de la Renta gown but kept it young and fun with a gold polka-dot print, bursts of tulle and a high-low design. The "Stranger Things" star is nominated for Choice Summer TV Actress for her work on the Netflix series.
Millie Bobby Brown's "Stranger Things" co-star Finn Wolfhard — up for Choice Summer TV Actor at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards — has also had a style evolution before our very eyes. He stepped out in a trendy Saint Laurent ensemble for the Netflix show's third season premiere in Los Angeles in June. Finn's red leather jacket, striped button-up and black velvet trousers came together for a high-fashion Beetlejuice look.
The Jonas Brothers who wear Missoni together, stay together! Since reuniting as a band earlier in 2019, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas and Kevin Jonas have been crushing the music charts and stealing our style hearts. Take their coordinating Missoni suits in different plaid prints at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in May, for example. The Jonas Brothers are up for Choice Music Group at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards and their smash single "Sucker" also earned them nods for Choice Group Song, pop song and summer song.
Joe Jonas' new wifey, Sophie Turner — they tied the knot twice this year — had a slew of epic fashion moments of her own while promoting "X-Men: Dark Phoenix." Her Louis Vuitton look at the London premiere in May is especially a standout. Sophie wore a high-necked white crop top with gunmetal embellishments and high-waisted jeans with a coordinating thin white stripe down the sides. Her performance in the superhero flick earned her a nomination for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.
Brie Larson might play a boss-lady superhero in "Captain Marvel" and "Avengers: Endgame," but she sure knows how to glam it up off screen. She looked stylish and sultry in a lilac Celine slip dress at the film's Los Angeles premiere in April. Brie's leading role in the Marvel movies scored her a nod for Choice Action Movie Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.
Hilary Duff's style has drastically changed for the better since her tween days on the Disney Channel's "Lizzie McGuire." Nowadays, the mom of two has been showcasing a much more refined look while still playing into her young, sexy side. Take the floral Adriana Iglesias dress Hilary wore on a press day for her show "Younger" in May, for example. The star — who's nominated for Choice Summer TV Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards — paired the flowy long-sleeved number with bold blue thigh-highs for added edge.
Hailee Steinfeld isn't afraid to take fun fashion risks! The "Bumblebee" star — who's nominated for Choice Action Movie Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards — did just that in a feathery floral Elie Saab minidress at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in February. The amazing off-the-shoulder number was fully covered in wispy three-dimensional coral flowers.
Plaid is totally rad these days and Justin Hartley is here to prove it! The "This is Us" star –who's nominated for Choice Drama TV Actor at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards — rocked the recent menswear trend in a Ports 1961 suit at the 2019 Billboard Awards in May. Justin went beltless with his taupe plaid pants and coordinating crop jacket for an even cooler vibe.
Tiffany Haddish is the new queen of comedy, but she's not playing around when it comes to her recent fashion. She looked like a serious starlet in a shimmering Libertine pantsuit at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Lion King" in July. The two-toned ombre blue-and-red design was a complete knockout. The "Night School" actress is up for Choice Comedian and Choice Comedy Movie Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.
Scarlett Johansson is just as much of a vixen on screen in "Avengers: Endgame" as she is off screen (she's up for Choice Action Movie Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards). She looked smokin' hot in a sparkling strapless Atelier Versace number at the Los Angeles premiere of the sci-fi flick on April 22. Her silver sequin dress featured a defined corset bodice and super-sexy thigh slit.
Amber Heard had a major ravishing red fashion moment at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival back in May. The "Aquaman" star — up for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards — wore a one-shoulder Elie Saab number with a structured ruffle design and a daringly high front slit. She revved up the already sexy look with thigh-high red leather boots. Fire!
Shawn Mendes — who's nominated for Choice Male Artist at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards — would be cute no matter what he wore, to be honest. But the "Senorita" singer looked especially swoon-worthy in a simple black Saint Laurent suit with white stitching at May's 2019 Met Gala.
If this isn't a true fashion moment, we don't know what is! Naomi Scott, who plays Princess Jasmine in the recent "Aladdin" reboot, donned a dress made for fairytales to the Los Angeles premiere in May. Her bubblegum pink Brandon Maxwell gown featured a draped wrap neck and full billowing skirt. Naomi is up for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.
Nina Dobrev embodied high fashion at its finest in a vintage Louis Vuitton look at the designer's runway show in Paris in March. The "Fam" star — who's nominated for Choice Comedy TV Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards — wore a green floral blouse with billowing sleeves underneath a beige short-sleeved shift dress and added adorable strappy Mary Janes.
Gabrielle Union slayed the red carpet in a fun and flirty Raisa Vanessa minidress at the 2019 ESPY Awards in July. Her unique long-sleeved look featured structured high shoulders and ruffles down the center with a blue, purple and green floral pattern throughout. We especially love her diamond-encrusted Judith Leiber clutch in the shape of a cocktail. Gabrielle, who stars on the new cop drama "L.A.'s Finest," is nominated for Choice Action TV Actress at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards.
We love that Kevin Hart isn't afraid to go all out with fun colors in his wardrobe. The funnyman — who's up for Choice Comedian at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards — recently rocked a full purple ensemble for the Big Screen Achievement Awards in Las Vegas in April. He paired a dusty lilac suit with a darker lavender turtleneck and accessorized with a coordinating printed pocket square.