This year’s red carpet appearances were anything but predictable; a lot of celebrities took fashion risks, which made for an interesting watch. Award season is always a fun time because it makes me aware of styles that I’ve subconsciously been feeling all this while but would never realize, if it weren’t for the scrutiny that goes with creating these annual best-dressed lists. This year, for the most part, I’ve been veering towards structured dresses instead of ball gowns, and non-fussy hair/makeup instead of a more glamorous look.
Here are some of my favorites of the night:
If I had to pick one favorite, she’d be it! Emily Blunt looked breathtaking in her Michael Kors lace frock with cutouts. This look is a lot more daring than her usual red carpet appearances, and I think it worked phenomenally. A sleek updo complemented her look and her pink Lorraine Schwartz jewels offered a subtle, yet much-needed break from all that gold. She looked flawless!
Let me start off by saying that I didn’t particularly like her makeup and although her hair looked nice, I prefer softer hairdos with halter necklines. Her earrings were barely visible behind all that hair! But I’m just so in love with that color on her that I couldn’t help but put her down as a favorite. Her Atelier Versace dress was beyond gorgeous and the wrap effect especially flattered her figure.
She looked extremely elegant in her belted black Alexander McQueen gown with a keyhole neckline. I like that she kept her hair and makeup simple, letting the McQueen dress shine on its own. I do wish, however, that her hair didn’t cover up the elaborate work on the collar. Nevertheless, it can’t be debated that she did look pretty darn good.
Her bejeweled semisheer Miu Miu dress was gorgeous without a doubt, but what took her look to the next level was the hair and makeup. Her choppy bangs, which I’m not normally a fan of, added a certain je ne sais quoi to her appearance and her shimmering purple eyeshadow simply popped against her nude dress and just blew me away!
This was such a tricky dress to wear on the red carpet and everyone’s opinion of it will vary, but I think Lucy Liu pulled it off and looked super adorable. Her floral-print Carolina Herrera dress featured pockets and a short train, which I thought photographed rather well! Also, her fishtail braid was an excellent idea considering everyone else either wore their hair down or in an updo, and personally, I can’t think of a hairstyle that would have looked better with this dress.
Not one to easily like an all-black look, especially on the red carpet, I overlooked her initially. But the more I looked at her pictures, the more I started to like this particular look. Katharine wore a black satin dress by Theyskens’ Theory, which featured a plunging neckline and a high front slit that took the look from boring to sensational! I loved that she opted for a high, slightly messy bun that further accentuated her neck.
She was easily my second favorite of the night! Because of the length, I found this asymmetrical Christian Dior dress to be an extremely refreshing choice for the red carpet. The tangerine hue looked fab on her, and since it was meant to be the prime focus, she accessorized lightly with a Chopard bracelet and a Christian Louboutin leopard print clutch that offset the dress perfectly. Barely-there makeup that just played up her eyes and sleek, straight hair parted down the middle highlighted her natural beauty. The only thing I disliked about this look were the extra-pointy pumps; everything else fell together quite nicely.
More red carpet posts coming up, so stay tuned!