Daily Archives: February 28, 2011

Scarlet and Armor and Jewels, Oh My!

photo courtesy of styleite.com

The biggest red carpet of the year came and went last night and it certainly wasn’t without its share of winners.  From bold color statements to armor-like appeal, the dresses were to die for… and then resurrect and die for again!

Proving that the red carpet can’t keep that hue all to itself, stars from Jennifer Hudson to Sandra Bullock took a cue from the very ground they walked on and wowed us in crimson shades.  The striking palettes didn’t stop there as Best Actress winner and soon-to-be-mama Natalie Portman stunned in an off-the-shoulder aubergine Rodarte gown.  Maybe there was something in that Black Swan water because costar Mila Kunis swept in on the same purple trend, opting for a lavender shade in her Elie Saab lace dress.  But don’t let these ethereal ladies fool you, there was plenty of toughness at this A-list event.  High collars, broad shoulders, structured bodices, and metallic fabrics define the armor trend taking over Hollywood and stars of all ages gave into its ferocity.  Cate Blanchett went high fashion with Givenchy Couture while winner Melissa Leo brought some femininity to the look with her Marc Bouwer laser-cut gown.

And what’s an outfit without the right accessories?  This year diamonds sat back seat to costume and color.  The ladies of last night dripped in bright baubles and gutsy designs, confirming that the only wallflowers around were stylishly placed upon their ears, necks, and wrists.

Click here to see a full list of the evening’s winners as well as the red carpet’s trend setters.