Awards Circuit Style File: Regina King Gets the Job Done at the AFI Awards, NY Film Critics Circle Awards, and National Board of Review Awards

Posted on January 09, 2019

Miss Regina’s out there, quietly getting the work done in style. And you know? She rarely gets it wrong. She deserves a bit more recognition for that fact. Her style isn’t always the showiest sort, but we wouldn’t necessarily rate it as low-key either. As we noted before, she seems to have a semi-professional approach to her red carpetry; a pro’s knowledge that she needs to be photogenic, on point, and occasionally a little glamorous, with an experienced, workmanlike feel that never sets her to far out ahead of the spotlight, if that makes any sense. She’s not showy, but she’s no wallflower either.



Regina King at the AFI Awards in Valentino

Case in point. This isn’t lacking in boldness, but there’s a low-key, sporty, tone-on-tone quality that comes off great on her. Love the shapes and the colors. Love the braid, which is a really unexpected choice for a look like this one. It’s stylish and photogenic, with a real-world quality to it that’s just right for her. And it’s part of what we predict will be a bigger and bigger trend in 2019 red carpetry: coverage. After half a decade of transparent dresses, the women of entertainment are going another way.



Regina King at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards in Michael Kors Collection

Boldly simple, flattering, photogenic and non-fussy. The perfect gets-the-job-done dress. Not that we’re glossing over the work it takes to wear a dress like this and sport a perfectly smooth fit.

Regina King at the 2019 National Board of Review Awards Gala in Zac Posen

This one is working the least out of all these looks. We think she’s got it in her to work a ’30s glam sort of look, but the hair isn’t working and the satiny-white of the gown makes it look too much like a nightgown. Plus those ruffles just don’t strike us as her deal. We’d love to see her get her Cotton Club or ’30s Hollywood on, but this isn’t the dress to do it for her.


Style Credits:
First Look: Valentino Ensemble | Stuart Weitzman Shoes
Second Look: Michael Kors Collection Rosette Sequined Tulle Gown | Effy Jewelry | Christian Louboutin Shoes
Third Look: Zac Posen Dress from the Pre-Fall 2019 Collection

Styled by Wayman + Micah

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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