Like life, the SAG Awards red carpet is a funny thing, darlings. All the all-eyes-on-me stars of the moment have already gone through a succession of high-profile frockery to get to this point during awards season. And they still have some major prom-night level events down the line. Which leaves the choices for attire for this event somewhat on the safe and boring side because they’ve used most of the good dresses up and are hoarding the remaining good dresses for upcoming events.
We think each of the awards shows vying for attention during this season should have a “theme” red carpet – like a prom theme – and that way, everyone has to be on their A game for each appearance. Like, the BAFTAs would be “High Tea.” The People’s Choice could be … we don’t know…”Rock and Roll Paradise” or something. The Golden Globes: “Samba!” And then finally, the Oscars, which could go for “Winter Wonderland” or go the more honest, pep rally route and just have a huge banner that reads “WE’RE AWESOME!”
In other words, this red carpet would’ve been SO much more interesting if SAG had decided on an “Enchantment Under the Sea” theme or something. People would’ve tried harder and all the mermaid dresses would’ve made more sense.
Amanda Seyfried in Zac Posen
S’alright. We’re pretty sure she was stoned out of her mind when she was talking to the hyperactive Giulana Rancic, but then, who wouldn’t be? We thought the pendant was an odd choice, though.
Amber Riley in Christian Siriano
Do not like this at all. It’s unflattering and matronly.
Anne Hathaway in Giambattista Valli
This just screams “I ran out of dresses to wear!”
Claire Danes in Givenchy
Points for an interesting dress, but the skirt looks too stiff and we don’t love the shape of the upper half. Her lip color looks like she drank a cup of hot chocolate without using her hands.
Freida Pinto in Roland Mouret
Enh. Don’t love the neckline. She’s been playing it WAY too safe lately.
Heather Morris in Gomez-Gracia
Points for color and visual interest – and for not being a strapless gown – but it’s just okay.
Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta
Like the hair and makeup. We like the idea of the dress, but we thought it was a bit tight on her and could’ve used funkier jewelry and accessories to set it off better.
Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior Couture
Jennifer Westfeldt in Blumarine
Jordin Sparks in Nicole Miller
Julia Stiles in Amen Couture
Not bad. Interesting color. The bustline’s a bit wide on her.
Julie Bowen in Johanna Johnson
Credit for wearing something off the beaten path. Dig those Ziggy Stardust shoulders.
Katrina Bowden in Badgley Mischka
Kelly Osbourne in Jenny Packham
This might be our favorite Kelly O outfit in quite some time. Love the bodice.
Naomi Watts in Marchesa
Nina Dobrev in Elie Saab
Pretty. Not sure what’s going on there, but it looks a bit like a t-shirt shoved awkwardly into a skirt. We just want to straighten things out.
Rose Byrne in Valentino
K Mart curtains.
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