Style Watch

updated 09/08/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/08/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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GET SHORTY
Who knew rompers would last another summer? Apparently these stars, who sported chic, grown-up versions of the playground staple

ALEXA VEGA in Edie-France in San Diego.

BLAKE LIVELY in Vena Cava in N.Y.C.

LEIGHTON MEESTER in Julie Haus in N.Y.C.

SELMA BLAIR in Unhee in N.Y.C.

WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?
There's no fashion love lost for the one-armed ensemble that tennis star Maria Sharapova wore to a launch event in New York City Aug. 20.

Behind the Seams

ASHLEY'S NEW FANS

Add two new überstylish names to the list of stars smitten with designer Ashley Olsen's fashion line The Row (available at Barneys New York). Gwyneth Paltrow wore a white tee from the collection with shorts, while Katie Holmes paired her Row shirt with jeans. Says Olsen: "A tailored tee can make any casual outfit look chic."

I REALLY LOVE MY ... PATCHWORK BAG

The Look for Less!
Lucky Brand Jeans patchwork slouch tote, $158; macys.com

BEHIND THE SCENES

LAUREN CONRAD'S NEW LOOKS

There may be drama going down on The Hills, but Lauren Conrad's fashion career continues to rise. "I've learned to take more risks with clothes," says Conrad of her latest line (available on laurenconrad.seenon.com). "The other collections I did were more simple, but as I grow and learn, the collection grows along with me." Conrad's newest creations include flirty cocktail dresses, trendy leggings and her signature draped jersey pieces. "It's more structured, but we try to accomplish an effortless chic," she says. And of course her friends are among her biggest supporters: "Whitney wore the dress I named after her, and Lo borrows all of it."

LET'S DO LAUNCH!
Another wave of newbie celeb designers are coming to a store near you. Here's a sneak peek

Kristin Davis smocked dress in vintage rose, $108; 704-364-4251

"The inspiration for the line is pretty much my own closet."

"We wanted to appeal to the Gen X professional that's not looking to wear his father's tie."

Krimson By Kwame ties, $75 each; krimsonbykwame.com

Pleasure Principle by Janet Jackson and Bruno Schiavi, all pieces under $40; jupicorp.com to pre-order.

"Fit and comfort were very important to me. I don't want to feel like I have anything on underneath."

LOOK WHAT SHE BOUGHT!
Stars may be showered with freebies, but here are the items they were happy to pay retail for during recent shopping sprees

JENNIFER LOPEZ
AT AARON BASHA, NEW YORK CITY 212-935-1960

$1,550
18k white gold pink enamel baby shoe with diamond strap (boy version is $1,450)

$7,650
18k white gold round links bracelet with pavé diamonds

$2,900
18k white gold white enamel girl charm with diamond bail (boy version is $2,950)

MARY J. BLIGE
AT CATHERINE MALANDRINO, NEW YORK CITY 212-929-8710

$780
Satin silk sandal with Swarovski crystals

$695
Strapless leaf and flower dress

$245
Knit ruffle front sleeveless top

CARRIE UNDERWOOD
AT FRENCH CONNECTION, NEW ORLEANS 504-522-0014

$198
Sona silk dress

$188
Martinez halter dress

$138
Thai shoulder dress

Get The Look!

STARS' FAVORITE MAXIDRESSES
Celebs flocked to these versions of the summer's hottest dress

HALLE BERRY in Los Angeles. Also worn by: Paris Hilton

HALE BOB Floral kaleidoscope silk charmeuse maxidress, $308; halebob.com

NICOLE RICHIE in Los Angeles. Also worn by: Kate Hudson, Jennifer Lopez

NUI Vintage tube dress, $550; designbynui.com

GYPSY 05 Organic long dress, $98; shopmfredric.com

HAYDEN PANETTIERE in Los Angeles. Also worn by: Christina Aguilera, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz

JUICY COUTURE Floral-print maxidress, $278; bloomingdales.com

JESSICA SIMPSON in San Diego. Also worn by: Katherine Heigl, Eva Longoria Parker

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