It wasn’t exactly the strongest trend of the night but to these tired eyes, it was one of the more welcome ones. Jewel tones make only sporadic appearances anymore, in the face of so many neutral trends or neon trends or pastel trends that cycle through the year. Which is kind of a shame, because a lot of ladystars really come to life when they’ve got a good rich hue to play off of.
Amanda Peet in Michael Kors Collection
To our eyes, the color is the main draw of this dress, which has an otherwise unremarkable quality. To that end, she could’ve done a bit more with the accessorizing. That bag does nothing and the whole look could’ve been upgraded tremendously by a big honking pendant.
Chrissy Metz in John Paul Ataker
We love that she’s embracing shapes, styles and colors that she might have felt were off limits to her before now. This is bold, strong and eye-catching, but the bust design is a bit awkward.
Dakota Fanning in Dior Couture
It took us a while to come around on this color, which struck us as a bit bathroomy at first. But once we opted to see it through a 1940s lens, it made more sense to us. Besides, it’s great to see a Fanning embrace almost any color.
Joey King in Zac Posen
Gotta hand it to the Posen. He nailed it this time. This is dramatic as hell.
Kirsten Dunst in Schiaparelli Couture
It’s a time for showing off the postpartum boobage and this is just the right kind of dress to do it. The color looks amazing on her.
Zazie Beetz in Ralph Lauren
LOVED this look. It totally plays to her looks and her strengths, to the point that we don’t think anyone else could pull it off quite as well. That halter/sleeve effect works perfectly with her hair. And the ombre effect is subtle but rich-looking. A truly unique look for the exact right person.
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