Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. ~Coco Chanel
Not gonna lie. I found this year’s Golden Globes red carpet really underwhelming. Not one dress stood out. Thankfully the stars stepped up their game for Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Without further ado…my Best Dressed picks:
Amy Adams in Antonio Berardi
If you ask me, this is an all-time best for Amy. It’s Old Hollywood without being cliche. The blue really suits her coloring, the gown fits her perfectly, and the belt adds just the right amount of interest.
Michelle Dockery in J. Mendel
WOW. This gown immediately made me think of that old adage “Simplicity is the key to elegance.” It isn’t revolutionary, but it’s beautiful and exactly right for Michelle. And she wisely kept the jewelry, hair and makeup (save for that bright red lip) lowkey.
Lupita Nyong’o in Gucci
Confession: I am absolutely obsessed with Lupita. This newbie is schooling red carpet veterans. I dare you to find a photo of her making a fashion misstep during a public appearance.
THAT FACE. THAT SKIN. She is stunning. And that aquamarine looks amazing on her. Between this gown and the one she wore for the Critics Choice Awards, I’m pretty sure she’s already won red carpet season.
I’m beyond excited for her Oscars debut. She. Is. Going. To. Slay.
Also, Lupita is besties with Michelle. Talk about a friendship made in fashion heaven.
Julia Roberts in Valentino
What can I say? I’m a sucker for jumpsuits. It’s an unexpected choice, but that’s why I like it. (Pretty-but-boring gowns have dominated the rc this year.) Also, that particular pink looks great on Julia.
She looks youthful without trying too hard. Two thumbs up.
I lurve awards season. Starlets gussied up in dresses and jewels worth thousands of dollars on several occasions? For a judgey fashion blogger like myself, it’s the closest thing to heaven on earth.
I didn’t write a post about this year’s Golden Globes (I was under the weather. Boo.), so I was über excited for last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. As I took in E’s red carpet coverage
on mute, I couldn’t help but notice that midnight blue and black-and-white gowns were very popular with the ladies.
If I had to identify a common thread between my favorites last night, I’d say it’s simplicity. None of these beauties reinvented the wheel or anything, but they all looked lovely. And recognizable. And in Hollywood, that’s sayin’ somethin’.
OK, my Best Dressed picks (in no particular order):
Amy Poehler in Zuhair Murad
Look out, sexy momma comin’ through! Makeup and hair are soft and pretty, and that dress is doing you major favors, girl. Not crazy about the purse, but it’s not detracting from the overall look so I’ll let it slide. A personal best, in my opinion.
Elizabeth Moss in Dolce & Gabbana
Oh, Lizzy. I saw you and I squealed. Your hair and makeup are perfect. (Sometimes you look a little washed out on the carpet, dear.) And kudos for going short. Show off those gams!
Kiernan Shipka in Oscar de la Renta.
Kiernan, you little doll you. Hollywood tarts, take note: THIS is how it’s done. She looks pretty, fashionable, and age-appropriate. Someone was raised right.
Frankly, I wasn’t very excited about most of the dresses I saw at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. These three were the standouts, in my opinion.
Sophia Vergara in Marchesa
Sophia is a lovely lady, but she tends to wear gowns on the red carpet that are too tight. This is a pleasant departure. The fit is great and that raspberry looks fabulous on her. Hair and makeup are pretty, too. Keep up the good work, Sophia!
Viola Davis in Marchesa
White gowns generally look amazing on women with darker skin, and Viola is proving that here. Beautiful! The dress fits her perfectly, the accessories are just right, and those big, loose curls frame her face nicely. I think this is the best she’s ever looked on the RC.
Jessica Chastain in Calvin Klein
This dress is incredibly simple, but lovely nonetheless. That cornflower blue looks amazing against Jessica’s skin and hair. And speaking of hair…the style is ideal. An updo would have been too severe.