There were some very elegant dresses at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards this year. There were a lot of slim silhouettes like column dresses and subtle mermaids. There were also a lot of geometric details from triangle cutouts and interesting straps to geometric patterns. Not a whole lot of over-the-top sexy or revealing gowns, but then again, this isn’t the Grammys. Also, lace seemed to take a back seat to bold colors. All in all, a very grown up scene.
As always, the pictures are from People.com.
Julianna Margulies is hitting all the right notes with this dress. It’s simple, flattering, fashion forward, elegant, and edgy, all in one dress. She can take some fashion risks and I think this one really paid off for her.
Hannah Bagshawe (Eddie Redmayne’s better half) is making a major maternity fashion statement here. Maternity tends to be clingy and sexy or flowy and etherial, but I like this modern, edgy direction. It’s right on point!
I love the understated but modern elegance of Saoirse Ronan in this dress. The crew neck and long sleeves make it stand out from all the cleavage baring dresses on the red carpet, but I think this is just as attractive if not more so. I’m not 100% on the makeup choices, but definitely like the look overall.
Marisa Tomei looked flashy in this forest green frock. I think the silhouette and strong shoulders are doing a lot for her. I like her makeup and hair, but I might have done something a little more dramatic with her hair (asymmetrical cornrow braids on one side, or vintage shiny waves).
January Jones looks like she’s going to a toga party. I think if you go the Grecian route, you need a more forgiving fabric with a better drape. I know she likes to be fashion forward, but this is a miss and kind of a snooze.
I think Julianne Moore‘s love of fashion got the best of her this time. She loves to try the latest lines and styles, but current does not always look pretty. This looks like a 90’s throwback and an Indian sari gone very wrong. That fabric is cray.
Viola Davis needs some help. I don’t mind the bodice on this dress, I think it’s a fresh interpretation. The problem here is the overall presentation. It looks extremely wrinkled and ill fitting. This fabric is so problematic, I think I would avoid it for award shows. In any case, her hair and makeup look flawless.
Marsha Stephanie Blake of OITNB fame looks like she put on her mom’s old prom dress. It looks like the dress is several sizes too big, and I think the ruching is supposed create a figure for her but it’s backfiring. I think if she wants to create more of a shape, she should opt for a defined waist and fuller skirt.
Who are your best and worst dressed from the SAGs?