A Peplum-Dress Takeover at the MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet Last Night

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 03: Actress Emma Stone arrives at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on June 3, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

The MTV Movie Awards happened last night, and even though the network is now arguably best known for tacky reality shows like Teen Mom and Jersey Shore, a decent amount of A-listy stars — including Emma Stone, Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, and Emma Roberts — showed up to bank some youth cred. Since this is not a serious awards show, the red carpet becomes a place where celebrities can show off their “fun,” adventurous sides, which means lots of minidresses, preferably with a peplum (five — ! — ladies wore the trend, and Russell Brand displayed his own tiki-inspired straw version), and other assorted envelope-pushing outfits (jumpsuits, sleeveless jackets, etc.). See all these looks and more in our slideshow.

MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet Looks