These ladies are STUNNING in these full length, colour block gowns. My outfit of the night very fittingly goes to BAFTA winner Julianne Moore looking sexy, sophisticated and sublime in Tom Ford. Lea Seydoux could not be more perfect in this statement yellow Prada dress (see the yellow trend from the Golden Globes here), and Kristin Scott Thomas in vintage Balmain shows how less is more in this flattering dress.
No surprises to find Amy Adams and Reese Witherspoon here, they continue to impress this awards season with their choices of Lanvin with custom embellished belt for Amy (love the white on her), deep purple plunging neckline of Stella McCartney, with such complimenting smokey eyed makeup and soft glamourous hair on Reese. Laura Bailey takes an unconventional neckline with traditional ball gown and looks so demure in this Emilia Wickstead dress.
Holliday Grainger oozes Hollywood glamour in this monochrome Antonio Beradi dress, while Laura Haddock goes for princess style and nails it in this gown from Ashlii Couture. Rosamund Pike improves on the near miss from the Golden Globes in this classy & elegant Roland Mouret black dress.
Keira Knightley is one of the few on the red carpet who makes the shorter length work in this pretty monochrome floral dress by Giambattista Valli, and Dianna Agron rocks this red dress by Lanvin. This black 70’s fishtail dress by Alaia was a perfect choice for Monica Bellucci.
Unusual yet stylish choices were seen on Noomi Rapace in trousers and embellished top, Romola Garai in this pastel perfect Roksanda outfit and Claudia Winkleman in this prom style vintage Ceil Chapman dress.
And onto the not-so-greats. This velvet (eeek!), drab v-neck Shiaperelli dress on Alice Eve cannot be saved even with that daring thigh split. Felicity Jones yet again leaves me feeling confused over her choice of vintage Dior – the gown is too long and just not dazzling enough for this red carpet. While Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s Prada dress is a beautiful vision, the sight of her protruding nipples, is not.
Haley Attwell unfortunately is neither here nor there in this mid length body con. It certainly isn’t red carpet worthy, and the overall look is just so plain. Hofit Galan in this unexplainable dress is just all sorts of wrong, too much boob, too much leg, bizarre gold star…what else can I say? As for Natalie Dormer – her face (always the same face she pulls) mixed with the hideous gloves and OTT pose ruin what could be a gorgeous dress.
These near misses are worth a mention too, Hannah Bagshawe’s Valentino gown has some interesting details, but the overall colour brings the dress down so much. And it’s the print on Jenna-Louise Coleman’s dress that overshadows the delightful cut out. MyAnna Buring’s dress is flattering – but too plain for the red carpet.
What are your thoughts on the dresses shown? Would love to hear!