Awards season is upon us and with that comes rounds of Swarovski crystals, sleek frocks, ball gowns with frou-frou galore and the tallest embellished platforms you’ll ever see.
But while it’s fun to make popcorn and watch the celebs from home, wondering which designer, jeweler, and makeup artist made their dresses and put together their looks, you might want to take note of the many trends you’ll see coming down the red carpet.
After all, these are the trends you’ll probably see later on in the year, or better yet, at the the up and coming Oscars!
Golden Globes 2010
While it seemed like every other gown was Atelier Versace, it wasn’t the haute couture designer label that caught our eye, but the bright jewel tones on every other celeb. Bright pink, purple, cobalt blue, and a patent red from celebs like Lauren Graham, Cameron Diaz, and Sandra Bullock won our hearts. My favorite had to be Ginnifer Goodwin‘s short little blue number by Vionnet. From her pose to her Judith Leiber clutch to her black umbrella and thick black Brian Atwood heels, she looked picture perfect and the jewel tone sealed the deal.
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010
Strapless gowns and drastic color abounded, but it was the sleek and sultry gowns that caught everyone’s attention, with necklines so low it left almost nothing to the imagination. Not even a necklace on stars like Lea Michele in Malandrino or Anna Paquin in a loud print Alexander McQueen could take away from the sex appeal, which still managed to remain showy, but elegant at the same time.
People’s Choice 2010
The People’s Choice is a much more casual affair then the likes of the Oscars and the Golden Globes, so we weren’t surprised to see a number of short mini sheaths making their rounds. While I thought it would be hard to pick out a trend among the different kinds (Lea Michele‘s sultry red dress with a bustier top or Diane Kruger‘s club hopping white mini), it was the various black and white prints that spoke to me most. Carrie Underwood‘s nude Christian Cota dress with black netting overlay didn’t earn her any high marks among the fashion critics, but she still sold the otherwise morose dress with her glam blond locks and her sugary sweet smile. Paramore’s Hayley Williams, on the other hand, brought out a playful black and white vibe with a black dress complete with balloon and scattered with white bows. Ginnifer Goodwin earned points for style in a clack and white striped Christian Lacroix number with an embellished-flower on her shoulder.
While reds, blacks, and whites were the colors of the evening at Critics Choice, the real statement making gowns were the ones with just a little extra trailing behind. We saw stars like Heather Graham, Kristin Chenowerth, and Anna Kendrick with sleek dresses and trains that followed them closely with an air of romance, elegance, and a hint of mystery. (Kristen’s slit went all the way up, leaving much room for a toned, tanned leg to slip through.) Though prominently draped over her petite frame, Diane Kruger was nevertheless the princess in a white one-sleeve Donna Karan with a loose sleeve.
1. Lauren Graham, Golden Globes 2010
2. Cameron Diaz, Golden Globes 2010
3. Ginnifer Goodwin, Golden Globes 2010
4. Lea Michele, Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010
5. Anna Paquin, Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010
6. Christina Applegate, Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010
7. Carrie Underwood, People’s Choice 2010
8. Hayley Williams, People’s Choice 2010
9. Ginnifer Goodwin, People’s Choice 2010
10. Heather Graham, Critics Choice 2010
11. Kristin Chenoweth, Critics Choice 2010
12. Diane Kruger, Critics Choice 2010
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