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red carpet chic: the evening gown guide

Awards season has us regularly drooling over one incredible gown after another… and dreaming about what we would wear if we ever got the chance to saunter down the red carpet. Our non-movie-star salaries might not necessarily afford us Dior and Valentino, but it is possible to find glamorous formalwear that’s Hollywood-ready without blowing your entire paycheck. We’ve collected a few affordable options, all under $500, that we would be proud to sport down any crimson walkway (even if it’s just the one in our imaginations).

 

 

Angelina looked smoking hot in this drapey black Jenny Packham gown at the SAG awards… but we think she would have rocked this sexy Halston Heritage Halter just as well.

 

 

Our favorite look from the SAGs was Michelle Williams’ unique lace shift – a classic, ladylike silhouette meets screaming, siren red. An equally sexy option would be this ADAM sheath dress, whose gorgeous lace is amped up by a surprising pop of red.

 

 

The always-gorgeous Mila Kunis looked sleek and sexy for the Golden Globes in this black chiffon Dior. We dare you to compare it to this lovely Max & Cleo look, — all wrapped up with a bow.

 

Lea Michelle wowed at the SAGs in this flowy, one-shoulder number (not to mention the thigh-high slit!). Even though this Amsale version is slightly more subdued, we love its sweet champagne color and romantic, bodice-hugging shape. And if you’re still desperate for some leg, a tailor can make it happen for you in a snap.

 

Emily Blunt had us majorly envious of her emerald gown at the SAG awards – a simple, glamorous silhouette in an absolutely stunning shade. This ONE by Contrarian halter gown is in the same pretty jewel tone – made even sexier with its backless cut.

 

Hello, Sweetheart

As the stars walked the Red Carpet some looks were right on and others, well…. not so much.  Three of my favorite dresses were all different with one common thread: the ultra-feminine, sweetheart neckline.  This super-girly cut really shows off your collar bones & in my opinion, collar bones are sexy (notice there’s no need for necklaces with these gowns)!  Now I know Miley Cyrus received some “flack” for her champagne Jenny Packham gown, but this young & fresh number is just perfect for her. Let’s be honest, if any of us could wear it, we would–she looked incredible! On the other end of the color spectrum was Carey Mulligan’s Swarovski-encrusted Prada gown. The sweetheart neckline is perfectly complimented by her pixie cut and chandelier earrings. Essentially, the look is girly meets edgy. My personal favorite who got it all right: Rachel McAdams. She had me at The Notebook and this look is a far cry from her breakout role in Mean Girls. Her makeup is  impeccable & her watercolor-organza Elie Saab gown is just incredibly romantic and whimsical.  Who were your favorites?

xo,

Kristin