Another awards show, another parade of designer gowns adorning Hollywood actresses. Sandwiched in between the Golden Globes and Academy Awards, the SAG Awards is a tricky event to dress for. Though it’s a great predictor for future Oscar statue winners, it’s not as widely-seen as the other two aforementioned shows, so nominated actresses usually hold back. You want to wow on the red carpet, but yet save the big guns for the the big night at the Kodak Theater.
Since it’s more a low-key event in terms of fashion with regards to the other two, I decided to combine my five best and worst picks in one post. Since I have less slots available, some usual favorites like Sofia Vergara didn’t make the cut. Sure, she looked gorgeous and dazzled in a familiar-looking gown, but I decided to share the wealth to other well-dressed women. Check out my picks below and see if you agree.
My Five Favorite Looks
I love Meryl Streep but she doesn’t always make the right fashion choices. Not only is this one right, but it’s absolutely perfect. It’s age-appropriate, modern and well-suited for an event like the SAGs. Some might think the belt is a tad casual to accessorize this grey Vivienne Westwood Couture gown, but not me.
You don’t typically see this hue of green on the red carpet. In a see of subtle hues, it was a breath of fresh air. Emily Blunt looked as gorgeous and expensive as a beautifully cut emerald in this Oscar de la Renta. Considering she was only there to support her husband John Krasinski, Blunt worked it like she was a nominee. Definitely stole the show.
This Elie Saab pantsuit wouldn’t be appropriate for the Oscars, but it’s a brilliant choice for the SAGs. I commend Byrne for taking a fashion risk and it paid off in dividends. She looks absolutely chic and a true fashionista.
Va-va-voom Rachel Berry. “Glee’s” Lea Michele usually gets it right on the red carpet and last night was no different. The silhouette is nothing new but this silver Versace is beautiful. That extremely high-slit gives what could be a boring dress some edge.
Not only did she walk away with Best Actress honors, but Viola Davis was my favorite of the night. She literally took my breath away in this chiffon Marchesa gown. She looked like a Greek goddess. Her makeup and hair were also spot on. Davis is going to have a hard time topping this for the Oscars.
My 5 Least Favorite Looks
Oh Kaley… I’m a fan of “The Hills” meets German fräulein beer hop braid, but not for a black tie event. Cuoco looked like she was going to the prom instead of a Hollywood A-list party. Pale minty sea-foam is never a good color choice and definitely not for this Ramona Keveza gown. I was frothing in the mouth and not in a good way.
Kristen, Janet Jackson is calling and she wants her choker back. Seriously, doesn’t it look an accessory that Jackson would’ve worn during her “That’s The Way Love Goes” era? It’s a shame she opted to pair this grey halter-neck Balenciaga gown with this unfortunate sparkly choker, because the dress is beautiful.
Saldana is way too pretty and young to wear this metallic Givenchy Couture gown. She looked more like a senior citizen headed to a really fancy Cinco de Mayo party than the SAGs.
At first, I didn’t mind this fuchsia draped dress from Temperley London. But the more I looked at it, it seemed too costume-y and no offense, something you’d see in a six-hour challenge on “Project Runway”. Bowen’s dress made it on a few Best Dressed lists but not for me. To each their own, right?
WTF was she thinking? I get that Woodley’s “The Descendants” is set in Hawaii but does she have to dress like that for a big awards show? Definitely not a fan of this L’Wren Scott floral printed beaded gown. I applaud her for trying to pick something youthful, but maybe next time she can avoid tacky and heinous as well.
Full-figured women typically have a harder time dressing for these events. Not only do they usually have less options, but choosing the right cut to flatter their bodies is a daunting task. Octavia from the waist up is stunning. Sadly, the bottom sarong-looking design of this Tadashi Shoji dress looks she’s ready to hit the beach rather the red carpet.
What do you think of my choices? Agree or disagree? Sound off below and be sure to state your best and worst dress selections as well.