Style-wise, most of the dresses were strapless and/or belted muu muus which don't work well for most people. For some reason, most of the hair was down and kind of straggly and messy. There was a lot of black, nude/white, shades of red, and shades of blue. There were even a few prints!
Speaking of prints, let's look at them first:
|Hailee Steinfeld in Prada|
This is completely opposite to the dress she wore for the Golden Globes. Here she looks like a tomboy who's been forced to wear a dress.
|Julia Stiles in Monique Lhullier|
I like the navy against her colouring but I'm not wild about the ombre colour or the style of this strapless, empire-waisted, muu muu.
|Claire Danes in Louis Vuitton|
A strapless, belted, muu-muu. I love the colours in the print and that she's wearing a black belt. I don't like the buckle on the belt, however, and I'm not sure about the dangling strap.
For a strapless dress, this one isn't too bad. I love the way the designer used the print on the bodice to create a trim effect at the top. The colour is fabulous for her and I love her hair and makeup.
Next up, the black dresses. There are a lot of them.
A little black dress - even a cute one, which this is not - isn't suitable for the red carpet. It doesn't even fit her properly and the colour is much too harsh for her.
|Julie Bowen in Catherine Malandrino|
Pants on the red carpet!!! It's about time! This particular pantsuit looks great; her hair, makeup, accessories, and the daring neckline with a hint of sparkle really work for her.
|Kyra Sedgwick in vintage Thierry Muglur couture|
Perfect. The silhouette is fabulous - I especially love the way the edges of the bodice turn up into pointy things. Her hair look amazing with this dress.
|Diana Agron in Chanel|
Except for the eye makeup, this look is amazing. I love the blue accents with the black metallic lace dress. The length and silhouette are so 50s and everything about it suits her.
|Christina Hendricks in L'Wren Scott|
I don't understand why she's wearing her dressing gown. Did she just run screaming from hair and makeup because she saw that they're so awful and didn't stop to change? Oh, wait. That IS her dress.
|Barbara Hershey in Ali Rahimi|
Lovely dress, if a bit like a nightgown. Awful hair. Why is it that so many people showed up on the red carpet with straggly hair? There's no excuse for that.
|Helena Bonham Carter in Marc Jacobs|
She looks great! I know her hair is crazy but she always does crazy hair as part of her look. This dress is much less over-the-top than the one she wore at the Golden Globes and she looks gorgeous. I love it.
|Julia Ormond in Joanna Johnson|
I know the neckline is low, but that doesn't mean that she couldn't wear a bra. If the girls were in the right place this dress would be a knockout. Her face is so pretty; shame about the dress.
|Kelly Macdonald in Reem Acra|
She must have running late because it looks like she didn't have time to do her hair and she didn't choose a particularly flattering dress to wear. The colour is too harsh for her and the silhouette doesn't work.
|Angela Kinsey in Jovani|
I love it! The hair, the makeup, the dress - everything works together here. She looks sophisticated and stylish. I especially like the rhinestone/sparkle design on this dress.
There are at least as many dresses in white/nude/silver shade than there were in black.
|Winona Ryder in Alberta Ferretti|
Is she scared or did she just have a little accident while standing there? The dress and accessories are a disaster but that doesn't explain the expression on her face.
|Amy Adams in Herve Leroux|
This colour isn't quite right for her and the strap is too heavy for her neck. This should work and look amazing but it doesn't. Her hair is also a bit too severe for this look.
This is a pretty dress for a teenager on the red carpet. It's refreshing to see a teenager who isn't dressing like a sexy adult. The neckline doesn't suit her but the colour is ok. Love the black accessories.
|Heather Morris in Romona Keveza|
Ethereal and elegant. The colour suits her and the silhouette works perfectly with her hair and makeup. Sher looks amazing.
|Rosario Dawson in J. Mendel|
Love the colour on her. The dress itself makes her look like a rectangle with no waist. The black shoes are too heavy both in colour and style for this dress.
|Melissa Leo in Randi Rahm|
Love the 30s-style silhouette but this dress is WAY too tight around her midsection. I'm a sucker for silver fabric but it shows off ever lump and bump, especially when it's too tight. Her hair is too messy.
|Jane Leeves in Jean Fares Couture|
I think I love the bottom and and the neckline. And the silver against her skin. And her hair. Now if only all that stuff in the middle worked for her.
|Jane Krakowski in Badgley Mischka|
This dress is almost ok except that for the sleeve, which is a weird length. Elbow-length sleeves look matronly and dowdy in general and it takes this dress from fabulous to frumpy.
|Annette Bening in Tony Ward|
Fabulous! The bodice is unusual and eye-catching. I love the colour on her as it highlights that gorgeous smile. WAY better than her Golden Globes dress.
|Kate Mara in Herve Leger|
This looks like a bad student design project that desperately needed editing. There's just too much texture in a bland colour that doesn't suit her.
|Hilary Swank in Versace|
Is she standing straight up? I can't tell. I like the lines of the dress with its ruching and draping, and the gold bands add interest. The colour is ok on her but matches her skin a little too closely.
|Jenna Ushkowitz in Badgely Mischka|
All I see is a gold necklace against an expanse of flesh colour because that gold is the wrong gold. What's the point of the ruffles?
Fortunately, there was some colour on the red carpet - it wasn't all black or neutral. It was mostly red and it's various shades.
|Jayma Mays in Jenny Packham|
I like the skirt with its 30s feel (even though it's long) but the bodice and sleeves are droopy. The colour is ok but is a little close to her skin colour and doesn't look great on her.
|Sarah Hyland in Max Mara|
Yet another strapless gown and long straggly hair. At least the knot detail at the waist adds interest and her makeup looks good.
|Tina Fey in Oscar de la Renta|
This silhouette and colour really work for her. This orangey colour is tricky to wear, as-is this textured lace, but she pulls it off. She still sucks at posing, however.
|Katrina Bowden in Max Azria|
I like the waist brooch and drape... and that's it. This is just another strapless dress and straggly hair. The colour is a bit orange for her and her makeup is too much.
|Edie Falco in Bottega Veneta|
Mmph. The colour is ok but the dress makes her look hippy. Her hair isn't doing anything for her, either.
|Paz de la Huerta in Twenty Cluny|
I almost like this dress. The long sleeves and high neckline are demure but the body-conscious fit and sequins are sexy. However, the front hem looks ridiculous and her makeup - especially her lipstick - is too harsh.
|Angie Harmon in Monique Lhullier|
The sheer corset top with feathery cups and skirt are tacky, tacky, tacky bridal. At least the colour suits her.
|Jennifer Lawrence in Oscar de la Renta|
Ick. The straps don't work, the black accents don't work, the dress is too tight across the hips, and the colour overwhelms her. Her hair and makeup are fine but not enough to save this dress.
The other main colour was in the purple/blue spectrum. This was a nice contrast to the reds.
|Jane Lynch in Ali Rahimi|
Great colour, nice bodice, horrible skirt. This prom dress makes her head look tiny and her bottom half look HUGE.
|Mariska Hargitay in Isaac Mizrahi|
The colour is fantastic, as are the hair and makeup. The silhouette is sort of interesting with the train but it's sort of weird at the same time. I think I'm tired of strapless dresses.
|Cara Buono in J. Mendel|
If it weren't for the rumpled bits thickening up her waist and the weird sheerness on the bodice, this dress would be amazing. The colour is beautiful and the silhouette (except for the aforementioned waist) works on her.