Enjoy all the pretty (and not so pretty) dresses after the jump.
|Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy|
The blocking on the bodice doesn't quite work and makes her bust look small and waist look thick. However, she still manages to look like a slightly edgy ingenue who is ready to step into the world of major award winners.
|Jennifer Garner in Vivienne Westwood|
Well, this is... nice. It fits and the colour works for her. I wish she'd done something with her hair and I'm not loving her superworman hands-on-hips pose. Even if she is kind of a superwoman.
|Naomi Watts in Zac Posen|
This is one of my favourite looks. Everything about the dress is gorgeous from its lean silhouette to the perfectly-fitting back opening and attached butt train.
|Kathryn Bigelow in Prada|
Ohhh, this dress is gorgeous. The ice blue colour and subtle embellishments are beautiful with her colouring, and she looks positively regal standing there. Well, except for her hair. Doesn't she own a comb?
|Kristen Bell in Jenny Packham|
Was she so nervous about walking the red carpet that she needed to wear armour? Perhaps she's feeling fragile since she's pregnant.
|Morena Baccarin in Valentino Couture|
This is an unusual dress. I'm not crazy about the colour at the bottom of the train or the sheer skirt on their own but somehow they all work together.
|Stacy Keibler in Armani Privé|
Ok, this is a strapless mermaid dress but if all of them looked this awesome I wouldn't be tired of the trend. Her boobs look a bit strange but I'm willing to overlook that because the dress is so fantastic.
|Kerry Washington in Miu Miu|
The ankle-length maxi sheer skirt over the miniskirt trend tends to look strange, especially when the embellishments don't cover the entire skirt. At least the bodice looks ok. If only she had a different skirt.
|Thandie Newton in Giles Deacon|
Normally this red carpet is an event requiring a gown, not a short dress. As lovely as this dress is, it isn't really appropriate for the occasion. At least it doesn't have a sheet skirt over this miniskirt.
|Ariel Winter in Valentino|
Since Ariel is a teenager, it makes sense that she might wear a knee-length skirt. This is a fine choice for her, and I love the heels.
|Emily Deschanel in Badgley Mischka|
Those are some mighty big shoulders right there! Fortunately, the big embellished shoulders are balanced by the minimalist dress. This is a good choice for her.
|Sofia Vergara in Michael Cinco|
It may be strapless but it fits her perfectly and her boobs won't be escaping anytime soon. She looks gorgeous, especially with that smile as her main accessory.
|Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt in Naeem Khan|
Although the midriff is a bit wide, I love the directional embellishments on the top of the dress. I love the colour of the embellishments as well, although the skirt colour doesn't quite match.
|Sarah Hyland in Max Azria Atelier|
Wow, that's some big hair. It's a good thing she's got it because that bodice is working very hard to stay up. when it fails, she'll need her hair for modesty.
|Julianne Moore in Tom Ford|
At first I didn't like this but I'm warming up to it. I like that the white blocks aren't, err, blocky and that they draw the eye around the dress. Well done.
|Katharine McPhee in Theyskens' Theory|
Is this dress too long, or not long enough? I think it has pockets, which is a major selling point since she can't hide things in her bra while wearing this dress.
|Debra Messing in Donna Karan|
Does she know she's wearing curtains as a skirt? Wouldn't it be awesome if she was wearing an overskirt , too, so that she could pretend she was covering a window?
|Julie Bowen in Halston|
She looks uncomfortable which means that while the concept for this dress is interesting, it doesn't work. The colour is nice on her.
|Connie Britton in Kaufmanfranco|
It's a long sparkly towel! At least this dress doesn't move independently from her so it's more flattering than some sparkly towel dresses we've seen.
|Megan Hilty in Novis|
Raising the waist will make your legs look longer while also making your torso look super-short.
|Sarah Paulson in Reem Acra|
I'm not sure that the straps are supposed to look like they're falling off the wearer's shoulders like this. The skirt is way too heavy for her what with her severe hair and minimal jewellery.
|Zosia Mamet in Tony Ward Couture|
Is she playing dress-up with her stylish friend's gorgeous, edgy dress? Too bad her friend didn't actually dress her up with a hairstyle and some jewellery.
|Melissa Rauch in GUiSHEM|
Aaaand it's a strapless mermaid dress with some decorative panels on the bodice. While the colour washes her out completely, wearing colour is definitely preferable to wearing white if one must wear a strapless mermaid dress.
|Shaun Robinson in Pamella Roland|
This was not the best choice for her. The strapless bodice appears narrower than the waist, making her look thick-waisted and pear-shaped and not even the sequinned embellishments can fool the eye.
|Cody Horn in Vionnet|
There aren't many pictures of this dress but it was so unusual that I just had to post it. The black band above the bust is a interesting feature and I love how it provides contrast for the deep-cowled neckline.
|NeNe Leakes in Carolina Herrera|
The bottom is not pants but a skirt with a center slit. The skirt is a bit overwhelming for her figure and makes her look almost as wide as she is tall.
|Allison Pill in Gustavo Cadile|
I half-expect her to be swinging some pearls or a purse or something because this photo appears to have been taken mid-strut. The dress is interesting but the colour isn't quite right for her.
photo credits: www.zimbio.com, www.tomandlorenzo.com, www.usmagazine.com
so happy to see a red carpet post again! i laughed at your comment on Carla Gugino's and Lucy Liu's dresses, among others!
i agree Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta looked lovely, and Rachel Weisz in Louis Vuitton looked... weird. i actually really like Brooke Anderson in Rachel Gilbert though.
i think Morena Baccarin in Valentino Couture is probably my favourite. just so weird.
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