Critics’ Choice Awards 2016: Ladies in Black

Posted on December 12, 2016

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Ladies, who died?

We realize that black is considered slimming and that most people would think it universally chic as a color choice, but when we look out at the sea of women in black attending the Critics’ Choice Awards, it feels more like a failure of the celebrity stylist community. Nevermind that it’s such a safe choice, with this red carpet, it’s gone past trendy and entered the realm of cliche. Hopefully, a bunch of celebuladies and stylists are going to course-correct for the rest of awards season after they realize everyone wound up dressing for a glamorous funeral.

Which isn’t to say any of these ladies necessarily looked terrible. It’s true some of the following didn’t quite work for us, but there aren’t any disasters. Then again, that’s to be expected when you make such a safe choice. You’ve dialed the difficulty level down to zero.

And now, brief assessments of safe choices:

 

Constance Zimmer in John Paul Ataker
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Pretty.

 

 

Emmy Rossum in Giorgio Armani
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Terrible neckline.

 

 

Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra
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Seen it too much lately. But fab.

 

Kate Beckinsale in Reem Acra
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Goth Cinderella.

 

 

Kerry Washington in Elie Saab
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Cute, but a little underdressed, no?

 

 

Michelel Monaghan in Monique Lhuillier
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AWFUL.

 

 

Naomie Harris in Stella McCartney
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Dull.

 

 

Nicole Kidman in Brandon Maxwell
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… the hell?

 

 

Rachel Bloom in Christian Siriano
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Sadly, no.

 

 

Sarah Hyland in Vera Wang
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Weird shape and neckline.

Ladies in the above post, we’ll make a deal with you. If you show up at the next awards show wearing a bold color, we will salute you with your own post. There. Now you have a goal in life. Get cracking.

 

 

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