...borrow Lady Gaga's shoes.
And don't wear a skirt withe extra padding where no human female needs it (unless you're Anna Wintour who can actually pull off this Marc Jacobs skirt).
Or get your fashion inspiration from Laura Bush (even if it's a Chanel jacket and you're Ashley Olsen)...
And definitely don't wear this:
Lady Gaga's shoes at the CFDA Awards 2011- life.com
Anna Wintour in a Marc Jacobs skirt from the same event- redcarpet-fashionawards.com
Ashley (and Mary-Kate) Olsen, again at the CFDA Awards -celebrity-gossip.net
Ashlee Simpson in a ridiculous floral romper - Just Jared