I think simplicity really won out this year for red carpet fashion. There was a lot of color, but generally solid simple frocks. There were definitely no swans and barely any ball gowns. People kept it simple this year. I think, if anything, draping and architectural details were trends this year, weather it was extra swags of fabric or an architectural accent on the bodice. Here are my best and worst.
As always the photos are from People.com.
Saoirse Ronan looks stunning in this green beaded gown. It’s kind of everything at once because it’s completely beaded but I think the emerald color makes it less flashy than a metallic gold or silver beaded gown. The color is so great for her and it’s definitely a great pic for a nominee. I might have done a necklace rather than statement earrings, but to each their own.
I really liked Olivia Munn’s dress. The color was great for her and the silhouette is innovative but simple and flattering. She could have amped up the earrings a little, but besides that it’s pretty perfect.
Sarah Silverman has definitely gotten better over time with her style. I think she’s keeping it low key because she is probably more of a plus one for the Awards (though I know she’s been doing some more serious stuff lately). Her dress is understated but flawless.
I was disappointed by Brie Larson. I thought she did really well at the other awards shows this year, but this is kind of blah to me. It’s giving me prom dress. I think she could have done better, especially for a big nominee.
Reese Witherspoon was another snooze for me. I realize she’s not a nominee so maybe she didn’t have to be as on point as last year, but I think we could have done something more interesting or sleeker than this. It was also a very similar in color and cut to Tina Fey, but I think Tina’s was better.
To complete the prom dress trifecta, I think Emily Blunt is 90’s prom all day. I know 90’s style is kind of in right now, but I don’t think this dress is doing anything for her. It washes her out and the cut is not particularly flattering. (Also, is she pregnant? I forget)
What are your thoughts?