SAG Awards 2016: Best and Worst

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.

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Sadie Dishes- SAG Best and Worst

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.

Sadie Dishes- SAG Awards Best and Worst

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!

Sadie Dishes- SAG Best and Worst

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.

Sadie Dishes- SAG Best and Worst


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).


Sadie Dishes- SAG Best and Worst

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.

Sadie Dishes- SAG Best and Worst

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.

Sadie Dishes- SAG Best and Worst

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.

Sadie Dishes- SAG best and worst

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?

SAG Awards Best and Worst

The SAG awards is always an interesting fashion event because there is usually a little more creativity than the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards, but this year there were some really chic simple gowns. I’m not sure if this is valid, but I felt like there was some star power missing from the show. And by star power I mainly mean Benedict Cumberbatch, the only star who matters (I also didn’t see Mark Ruffalo, Kate Hudson, Tina Fey, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, or Channing Tatum). I will forgive him though because his fiance is expecting, so maybe they have to pick their moments this year. (Speaking of pregnant: Is Amy Poehler pregnant? I can’t tell, and it’s always awkward to ask… I didn’t even know she had a boyfriend.)

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My Best:

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones: This is a perfect combination of interesting and understated. I love the architectural detail and the perfect fit. She looks flawless, timeless, glamorous, elegant…

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon: Another chic simple gown. Reese always stays pretty simple, but it usually looks great, and this was no exception. The back was interesting as well. She’s now a regular on my best list!

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum: I thought this was a great combination of pretty, interesting, flattering, and fashionable. I love a lace motif, and this is a great spin on the standard lace overlay dress. I’m not thrilled with the middle part bangs, but you can’t win ’em all.

My Worst:

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones: This is just not doing it for me. The hair and makeup is nice and the silhouette is not hideous but I don’t really get the print and trim. It looks like it could be the makings of a great apron, but it doesn’t seem like a formal enough print/color for the red carpet.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep: This kills me a little because who would want to be negative about Meryl. The problem is that I could wear this dress to work, and frankly, it wouldn’t be one of my “dressy” days. She was a nominee! She pretty much does this for every awards show, I would love to see her do a gown and wear something other than black. Also, would it kill you to wear a necklace with that v-neck?

Claire Danes

Claire Danes: I don’t get it. The fabric looks like drapes, and the belt kills it. It’s baggy and not particularly flattering. I know Ms. Danes likes to be fashion forward in a creative way, but better luck next time. I will say, though, hair and makeup is pretty great.

The SAG Awards’ Best and Worst

Here we go with the second awards show of the season. I thought there were some higher highs and some lower lows from a fashion perspective as compared to the Golden Globes last week. The name of the game was simple and perfectly tailored. It’s the busier, blousier dresses where people seemed to get into trouble. (photos from again)

The Best:

Amy Adams: This blue is spot on for her red hair and fair complexion. Though her Golden Globes look got praise, I think this was an improvement.

Amy Adams

Jennifer Garner: Super simple, nothing new, but dare I say perfect? It’s hard to look better than this.

Jennifer Garner

Cara Theobold: I don’t know who this is, but she can pick a dress. I like how this is nothing outrageous, but it’s not the average sleeve, or print placement. Classic but interesting.

Cara Theobold

Elisabeth Moss: It’s got to be difficult picking several perfect dresses to wear throughout awards season. Elisabeth is definitely off to a great start this season. Plus she got the orange-red memo like many others this year as well.

Elisabeth Moss

The Worst:

Claire Danes: This one has a lot of different textures going on and a weird cut, plus her makeup looks a little scary to me. Not my favorite from Ms. Danes.

Claire Danes

Edie Falco: Can you say unflattering? Between the silhouette and the bohemian print, I don’t really understand why she made this choice.

Edie Falco

Amanda Peet: Is she serious? In what world is this flattering, pretty, or glamorous? Amanda needs a refresher course on red carpet fashion.

Amanda Peet

Meryl Streep: I didn’t want to have to do this, because it’s Meryl. I wasn’t going to, but she was mediocre at the Golden Globes as well. She’s just not trying anymore. I get it, it’s not her thing to find a fabulous gown, but we can do better than this Meryl.

Meryl Streep

What are your thoughts?