Most of the outfits people wore looked ok although there are always a few that are not quite right for the occasion. I'm happy to report that the strapless mermaid dress is fading from view but sad to tell you that the mullet skirt (shorter in front and longer in back) is showing up more frequently. Sparkles and embellishments are more subtle than they used to be which is a pleasant change.
Enough of me talking; go and have a look at the outfits. Enjoy!
|Rocsi Diaz in J. Mendel|
The geometric lines are quite flattering and make this dress more interesting than it would be as a plain white or ivory dress.
|Nancy O'Dell in Marchesa|
Pretty colour but the the super-low neckline is a little tacky, don't you think?
|Louise Roe in Monique Lhullier|
I don't know which is the part that doesn't work: the long lace sleeves, the lace upper bodice, or the lace-covered cutout things under the bust. Maybe the sleeves?
|Maria Menounos in Max Azria Atelier|
Even though the colour is weird and the cutout lines don't flatter her hips, I like the silhouette and the idea of the cutout lines.
I think she's sticking out her leg so that no one will notice that the dress makes her bust look smaller than it is.
|Thea Andrews in Ali Rahimi|
The colour is lovely on her but the furry bodice makes her waist look thicker than it is and her hips look longer than they are. A slightly different placement of the furry rosette bits would have been much more flattering.
|Laura Carmichael in Viktor & Rolf|
That bodice is way, way, way, way too tight - I don't know how she was able to sit through the show, let alone eat. The black skirt bit also looks like an afterthought. She can do better.
After that strange acceptance speech, how can I talk about a dress? Even this one, which bears a stronger resemblance to an 80s mother-of-the-bride dress?
I don't know who she is but I do love her dress. The colour is gorgeous and I love the juxtaposition of velvet and lace. She looks beautiful.
|Sarah Hyland in Georges Hobeika|
The dress is pretty and it fits and the shape flatters her. A brighter or deeper colour would have been better against her skin tone.
|Monica Potter in Romona Keveza|
The bodice is nice and the skirt would be nice if it weren't quite so long. If the skirt were the proper length, it would have a lovely a-line shape but with all that extra hem it looks big and ungainly.
|Kristin Connolly in Lorena Sarbu|
I hope that she's used quite a lot of double-sided tape to keep that bodice in place because it looks like it's about to succumb to gravity. I like the colour and the use of sheer fabrics.
|Zooey Deschanel in Oscar de la Renta|
A beige crop top like that would be so much nicer paired with a slim skirt or pants rather than an a-line mullet skirt. Then again, this is Zooey Deschanel, who will wear just about anything if it's cute or twee.
|Caitlin Fitzgerald in Emilia Wickstead|
I don't normally like mullet skirts but I do like the shape of this one. The bodice doesn't work nearly as well; it sort of looks like she's wearing her top backwards. The colour is gorgeous on her.
|Leslie Mann in Dolce and Gabbana|
The scalloped bodice is pretty. The peplum is way too heavy and thick to be flattering, however. And black is much too harsh a colour for her.
|Margot Robbie in Gucci|
There's no point to that leg slit; it's not needed for walking and it detracts from the lovely lines of the dress.
|Michelle Dockery in Oscar de la Renta|
Now this is a mullet dress that I don't love. While the hem shape is balanced and the dress shape is tasteful, it's the mulletness itself that just doesn't work for me.
|Elisabeth Moss in J. Mendel|
On-screen, this dress was brighter and I actually liked it.... at least until I saw that hem. And the lining that cuts off at the knees. Why would anyone take a perfectly nice dress and cut up the hem like that?
|Berenice Bejo in Giambattista Valli|
That is one hideous jacket. I think it may be uglier than an ugly Christmas sweater.
|Laura Dern in Roberto Cavalli|
This may look like an animal print but it's actually embellishments in the shape of an animal print. Not that the method of construction makes the dress attractive or the colour flattering.
|Ariel Winter in Mikael D|
I think this dress could be a little more flattering if it emphasized her waist a bit more. That aside, it fits her well and the colour is lovely.
|Lily Rabe in Georges Hobeika|
If the bodice had been lined with the same colour fabric as the skirt, this dress would be gorgeous.
|Zosia Mamet in Reem Acra|
I love this dress. The black embellishment is absolutely stunning; they're arranged in an unusual way that I love.
|Joanna Newsom with Andy Samberg|
Very few people would be brave enough to wear a dress like this at a red carpet event. I'm not sure where it actually belongs, but I don't think it's on a red carpet.
|Julianna Marguiles in Andrew Gn|
Some called this the best dress of the night. I'm not sure I agree with them; the dress is well-balanced and is lovely but the best of the night? No.
|Lizzy Caplan in Emilio Pucci|
I love this dress. The contrasting upper bodice, sleeves, and side panels add interest to what is otherwise a basic silhouette.
|Kyra Sedgwick in J. Mendel|
This just goes to show that tiny people can wear outfits that are too tight and/or too long. The bunching around the waist indicates to me that this dress is too tight for her on the hips.
|Kaley Cuoco in Rani Zakhem|
The print is kind of drab and the silhouette is nothing fancy. If the print was bolder this dress might work. As it is, it's kind of dull.
|Emma Watson in Dior Couture|
Not many people would be brave enough to wear leggings and a backless dress on the red carpet. The front is gorgeous and the back is .... unusual. I don't hate it; I admire the risk she took.
|Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive|
Another dress that I love. I especially love the lace edging on the neck and sleeve edges. It's gorgeous.
|Taylor Schilling in Thakoon|
It's important that some people wear unflattering dresses so that I don't just write comments about how much I love each dress. So we should all be thankful that she chose to wear this unflattering 70s negligee.
|Kate Mara in J. Mendel|
She's such a tiny little thing and those shoulders are just so big. Somehow she isn't pulling off the warrior queen look - or maybe it just doesn't work for her.
|Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein Collection|
Cool, clean, and collected. I'd expect nothing less.
|Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture|
I'm in agreement with most people that this dress isn't all that attractive; it kind of reminds me of an old-school corn broom. It fits her perfectly and stays in place, at least.
|Melissa Fumero in Randi Rahm|
A halter neckline doesn't work for everyone, and this is a case in point.
|Julia Delpy in Romona Keveza|
That's a crazy neckline; I wonder how it stays in place? If the dress weren't too long, this dress would be so much better.
|Julia Roberts in Dolce & Gabbana|
Why wear a white collared blouse under a strapless dress? Does she not like strapless dresses? If not, why not wear something else - or else wear an evening blouse under the dress?
|Sandra Bullock in Prabal Gurung|
I don't love mullet dresses, as you know, but I do like the colourblocking on this one as it makes the shape more interesting.
|Emma Roberts in Lanvin|
The neckline is a bit weird but the dress fits her. It's a bit boring, though, isn't it? Is boring is better than unflattering?
|Mila Kunis in Gucci Premiere|
The proportions are a bit weird so she looks short and like she's got a bit of a sagging uniboob. But it's sparkly and floaty, all in one dress.
|Zoe Saldana in Prabal Gurung|
Apparently he thought of her while he designed it, which begs the question: what, exactly, does he think of her?
|Jessica Chastain in Givenchy|
This is a nice, simple silhouette with interest added by the crossover pleating at the waist. That gorgeous necklace works with the bodice to fill in that space.
|Allison Williams in Alexander McQueen|
I almost like it. The silhouette is simple with a bit of interest, which I like, but the striped bodice just doesn't look quite right to me.
|Rashida Jones in Fausto Puglisi|
If I cover up her hair and the black belt, I like it. Why a black belt, anyways? Why not gold to go with the trees?
|Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham|
It's the colour of unwearable bridesmaids dresses everywhere. Sure, it looks nice on her, but this would be so much more gorgeous in red.
|Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Roverto Cavalli|
Someday strapless mermaid dresses will fade from the red carpet. At least this one has interesting and unusual embellishments.
|Edie Falco in Lanvin|
This would be a great dress to wear if she was pregnant because there's lots of room for a growing belly and the poufiness on the torso draws your eye right to the belly. But she's not pregnant.
|Taissa Farmiga in Elie Saab|
Where did she think she was going? This is a lovely outfit for a young teenager, which she isn't, or for a more casual event, which this isn't.
Even though this is a short dress, it looks adult enough to be worn on the red carpet. Compare and contrast her outfit with Taissa Farmiga's virginal white dress, above.
|Heidi Klum in Marchesa|
I think we're all grateful that she's not wearing something tight, short, and shiny but I do wish she'd wear something under which her bust could be fully supported.
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Narcisco Rodriguez|
Is this particular red her best colour? I don't think so. The dress is nice enough, and I like the straps, but the colour falls flat here.
|Julie Bowen in Carolina Herrera|
I shouldn't like this colour combination, because there is something of the Red Hat Society in its colouring, but love it. The bodice is interesting, the skirt fits perfectly, and somehow the belt ties the disparate colours and textures together.
|Amy Adams in Valentino|
This looks like a Frankendress to me: the bodice comes from one dress while the skirt belongs to another. A belt would help. Or another dress.
|Naomi Watts in Tom Ford with Liev Schreiber|
Tom Ford lent her this dress. It's nice but it wrinkles really easily which isn't so flattering. I like the necklace addition which makes the bodice much more interesting than it would be otherwise.
|Tracy Pollan in Carolina Herrera with Michael J. Fox|
The colour is nice against her skin but the embellishments look a little busy for my taste. The dress is also just a bit too small as it's pulling on her waist.
If the grey sparkly scarf embellishment thing went all the way around her neck or didn't stop at the back of her neck, this dress would be perfect. As it is, it fits and flatters her figure.
|Dianne Wiest in Memeka by Gustavo Cadile|
Those sleeve things look like an afterthought and don't flatter her. Also, what's going on with the poufy tulle behind her?
|Someone with Eric Singer|
I have no idea who she is or who designed this dress but I included it because I love it. It's flowy and soft with a gorgeous bodice. It looks super-comfortable and it's flattering.
|Greta Gerwig in Donna Karan Atelier|
I get a ballerina vibe from this dress; I guess it's better that the skirt is shorter because it would be rather overwhelming if it went to the floor.
|Angela Bassett in Ines di Santo|
Gorgeous! The silhouette is stunning and the fabric with its embellishments is beautiful.
|Tatiana Maslany in Jenny Packham|
The bodice is just a little bit too long for her. I don't know if its supposed to fold there at the waist but it doesn't work for her; raising the straps just a bit would make this a perfect choice.
|Anna Gunn in Donna Karan Atelier|
If I weren't so worried that the bodice was going to fall down and if the dress weren't the same colour as her skin, I'd love this dress. It fits her like a glove.
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Thanks Chantelle, for your comments on the red carpet gowns!
I've had a lot of fun reading your reviews and I agree with most of your comments... some gowns were beautiful, and others were hideous misses.
You've done a great job! I think you should be dressing them!
love it :)
so happy to see a new red carpet post! thanks for this
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