Once upon a time, Goldilocks went shopping. She tried on clothes that revealed nearly all of her anatomy and declared, "Too bare!" She tried designs that covered her completely and said, "Too square." Then she found the perfect balance. These young stars get it just right

BRANDY knew where to draw the waistline at June's BET Awards in Las Vegas, and it wasn't too far below the belt. "She's doing sexy, but in a safe way. Funky, but in an elegant way," says People's Steven Cojocaru. "Her mother can be proud of this."

Legally Blonde's SELMA BLAIR set a stunning precedent in a beaded Valentino at an Oscar bash in LA "Normally I wear only black or white," says Blair. "This was the first time I wore color and something sparkly."

Buffy star SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR has staked her claim as a fashion force to be reckoned with. Armed with a Valentino halter top and Theory low-rider pants for a Pasadena x press event in July, she slayed our judges.

Her Marc Jacobs party dress "was elegant, yet young and fresh," says Dark Angel JESSICA ALBA, who lived up to her show's title at the Golden Globes. "It made me feel classy and sophisticated, but still contemporary."

Of all REESE's pieces, this one is a People panel favorite. The Prada halter dress set Legally Blonde bombshell WITHERSPOON miles apart from the crowd at an L.A. press conference for the film in June.

Josie and the Pussycats' ROSARIO DAWSON was the cat's meow in KATA glasses and a Salvador Perez gown at an L.A. awards show in April. Says the designer: "She wanted to be a little sexy.and glamorous."

KATIE HOLMES left Dawson's Creeklor New York City's Seventh Avenue to attend her very first fashion show last fall looking every bit the sophisticate in Calvin Klein. "It fit like a glove," says Holmes.

Pop singer MANDY MOORE, decked out in Miu Miu, was a perfect young lady in red at December's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. "I wanted to wear something feminine and sexy but not overly so," she says.