Julianna Margulies - Giambattista Valli
Photographs just don't do this dress justice. I thought Julianna looked great at the Globes, but this look just stepped it up a notch.
The color is BRILLIANT on her skin, and she was styled to perfection; only with a simple, clean cut dress could you pull off a loose-swept ponytail, and she didn't overdo it with jewelry.
Lupita Nyong'o - Elie Saab
This was a love-it-or-hate-it look, but in my book Lupita knocked it out of the park yet again.
ONLY Lupita could carry a low cut SLEEVED dress in a watercolor print overlayed with a stripe. Her hair and makeup was flawless. SHE is flawless, really. If I didn't love her I'd hate her.
Julianne Moore - Givinchy Couture
Green is an absolute no-go on the red carpet, on magazine covers, and basically anywhere in the fashion industry. How then, did Julianne Moore manage to make this VERY green dress work?? Several ways:
1. It's EMERALD green, and a gorgeous shade of emerald. Not pool table green, not olive green, not sage, not mint. Emerald. It's the perfect choice of green for her skin tone and hair color.
2. The tank straps and the graduated beading on the dress made it work in terms of styling. It was reflective of 20s flappers without being a costume, and it was clearly a dress unique to her.
3. The beachy waves in her hair toned down the formality of the dress and somehow just WORKED, and she paired the green dress with PURPLE earrings. Brilliance.
Emmy Rossum - Armani Prive
THIS IS HOW A STAR SHOULD DRESS.
Really. This will go down as one of my favorite red carpet moments of all time.
The dress is flawless. Her hair is flawless. Her jewelry is flawless.
Felicity Jones - Balenciaga
Everyone has been talking about how Felicity Jones is the "it-girl" to watch in terms of fashion moments this year, and I really haven't seen it until now.
This was Felicity's "Jackie Kennedy" moment. The soft pink looked amazing on her skin and with her dark hair, and she didn't overdo it with the jewelry, which a lot of celebrities have the tendency to do when they wear a simple, clean-lined dress.
Also, this dress was TAILORED to PERFECTION, which is so so so important with a simple dress. I've decided that Felicity and Balenciaga should work together forever.
Emma Stone - Dior Couture
HOW IS EMMA STONE ABLE TO PULL OFF THE MENSWEAR STYLE TWICE IN A ROW?!?!
I definitely didn't like this when I first saw it on the carpet. Then she swished that skirt and posed.
But seriously, I don't get how she's able to pull this off. Nobody can pull a look like this off.
I wonder what she's going to wear to the Oscars? Menswear at the Oscars might not go over well with me...only time will tell.
Reese Witherspoon - Armani
This is the Reese Witherspoon I like to see on the carpet.
Clean, structured fabric, solid color, hair swept back, natural makeup, classic jewels. If she sticks to this, she can't miss!
And going back to what I said about Felicity Jones' look about tailoring; this dress is tailored within an inch of Reese's life. Whoever is responsible for such work deserves to get a SAG award for Best Tailoring.
Rosamund Pike - Dior Haute Couture
Okay, yes, this look might have been better served on a woman who is actually pregnant instead of a woman who has already had her baby.
BUT. The dress itself is divine. Really fashion forward, styled gloriously, and Rosamund wears it SO well.
THIS IS HOW YOU STAND IN A SHORT DRESS.
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Thakoon
Maggie followed a great rule of fashion: Pick ONE thing to show off.
Keeping everything covered except the cleavage was a genius choice for Maggie. With her short hair, she is able to show a lot of neck (always a good thing.) She drew the attention to her neck with her larger earrings, and the placement of the skin she showed put all the focus on all the right places.
Also, I love a girl who can show this much cleavage without looking remotely sleazy. Magic.
Keira Knightly and James Righton
LITERALLY PRAISE THE LORD that Keira redeemed herself after her Golden Globe atrocity of a dress.
THIS is how a woman who is pregnant should dress on the red carpet. Lace can look really old fashioned, but the shock of purple keeps it modern, and she added edge with the ear cuff. I'm so obsessed with ear cuffs. I'm so obsessed with this dress.
I mean really, it's perfect for her. She's small busted, and the top is cut perfectly for that. She's pregnant, and the midsection was cut perfectly for that. I can't deal.
In addition, I actually haven't ever seen Keira and her husband together since the photos of her wedding were released, so it was so nice to see them on the red carpet looking so happy and relaxed! They really suit each other. Love it all.
Sophia Vergara and Joe Maneniello
This newly engaged couple could not have looked any better.
It was so refreshing to see Sophia in a dress that WASN'T a mermaid shape, and she proved that she could still look sexy without showing off every last curve. Her best accessory was, of course, her engagement ring, and her man looked totally dashing by her side.
Tatiana Maslaney and Tom Cullen
I have a major thing for black and white dresses, and this dress was no exception. Tatiana's striped gown didn't photograph incredibly well, but I was crazy about it. The Old Hollywood cut with the new, modern pattern was a perfect mix for the SAGs.
Tom's look was intensely classy, too. Normally I love a classic look, but somehow the dark double-breasted suit with no tie looks fashion forward and chic.
Maria Menounos - Ramona Kaveza
Brocade is INSANELY hard to wear, but Maria pulled it off beautifully. The cut is simple, her hair is simple, she kept the jewelry simple. Totally timeless.
As a TV host, it's always important to not overshadow the stars you're interviewing, and Maria was able to stand out without upstaging anyone.
Eddie Redmayne - Prada
Eddie is a slight man, and only a thin guy can do a double breasted suit with a slim, tailored pant. So. Fine.
He also knows how to stand on the red carpet. Good work, Ed. Good work.
Laverne Cox - Johanna Johnson
I think a lot of people didn't feature this on their worst dressed lists because they didn't want to say anything bad about Laverne Cox, which I completely understand. I don't want to say anything bad about her either. I love her and I think she's amazing. This was just not a good look.
I have no idea what's going on with her hair, to start. A busy, shiny dress like this requires an up-do of some sort, and the weird ridged pouf on the top wasn't quite cutting it.
The dress itself isn't a total train wreck. Johanna Johnson is a wonderful designer, but her signature style features light silk fabric, which is extremely difficult to wear. Laverne simply doesn't have the body type for it.
What even is this.
Who even thought this was a remotely good idea.
Taryn Manning - Elisabetta Franchi
This is one of the few dresses that actually looks better in photos than it did in person. Unfortunately, that's not saying very much.
The color is horrifying both as a red carpet color in general and with Taryn's skin tone. The fit of it was weird and wonky, especially in the chest (and the fact that she wasn't wearing a bra didn't help.) The cut was completely matronly and unflattering for someone on such a hip, trendy show.
In addition, the styling could not have been any worse. Taryn's hair pulled all the way back made her look old, and the super dark eyeshadow with super pale lips on her light skin made her look like a corpse.
A total train wreck, I'm sorry to say.
Jennifer Aniston - Vintage Galiano
Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez should form a club. We'll call it the "I'm Trying Way Too Hard Not to Age Club."
I get that this is a vintage Galiano and this was the dress that put Galiano on the map and it's full of history and yada yada.
But seriously. You're 45, Jen. We know your boobs look great and you have good hair. We don't need the reminder every. Single. Award show. Have a little class and age with grace.
Uzo Aduba - Angel Sanchez
Uzo is a beautiful woman inside and out, and the color of this dress is gorgeous on her skin tone...but that's really the only nice thing I have to say about it.
I know of Angel Sanchez' work, and based on that I have no idea where this atrocity came from. Whoever decided to layer strips of kitchen sponges and make it into a dress should be banned from fashion.