The GlitteratiClaire Danes, in J. Mendel, Evan Rachel Wood, in Gucci, Zooey Deschanel, in Prada and Lea Michele in Marchesa gleamed and glittered on the red carpet in shimmering gowns with intricate sparkling details; including peek-a-boo sleeves and sexy cutout backs.
As much as we loved all the sparkles of the lovely ladies above, we were equally enamored with the simplicity of the Heidi Klum, in Calvin Klein (he does simple dresses so well. Who could forget Emma at last year's awards), Kate Winslet, in Jenny Packham and Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen. With natural makeup, simple hair and minimal accessories these looks screamed 'less is more.'
A Little Shimmer
Nicole Richie, in Julien MacDonald, Jessica Alba, in Gucci, and Kate Beckinsale in Roberto Cavalli looked sleek in shimmery gowns that shine in a subtle sophisticated way. We are so used to Nicole's haute hippie looks (which we love) that we were taken aback by her departure from this style in her figure flattering gown that was pure Hollywood glamor.
Emma Stone, in Lanvin, Rooney Mara, in Nina Ricci and Mila Kunis in Christian Dior all looked lovely in dark gowns with beautiful bodices that were elegant with an edge.
Trained in Style
Trains always look so grand on red carpet dresses, and the ones above were no exception. Charlize Theron above left in Dior and Sofia Vergara directly above in Vera Wang went big with long sweeping trains while Julianne Moore's Chanel gown had a small train that gave her gown a little more flair.
Hands down Charlize is wearing our favorite gown. We love her fashion-forward dress and the '20s style hair and makeup that accompanied her look. We want to know: who was your favorite?
photos via InStyle.com