Friday, January 4, 2013

Awards Season Evening Gown Wishlist 2013

The exciting Awards Season is upon us again, and for the next two months we can look forward to seeing gorgeous designer gowns styled on the red carpet. I've picked out my own wishlist of evening dresses I would like to see on Hollywood's most glamourous stars this season. 

Jewel Tones

As Pantone's colour of the year is emerald green, I thought this Zuhair Murad gown fell into the trend beautifully, for someone like Angelina Jolie or Jessica Chastain. The burgundy chiffon tiered Marchesa dress has an exotic Eastern flair, maybe brand fans Blake Lively or Jenna Dewan will try it on. I would love to see Emma Stone rock the sapphire blue Elie Saab gown, with her blonde hair. Katy Perry has already proved she wears Naeem Khan with ease. Emmy Rossum would be my pick for the ruby Zuhair Murad gown.

All Black

Black gowns are always a permanent fixture on the red carpet and these 5 looks are my favourites from the Fall 2013 collections. The Issa gown would look fantastic on just about anyone. The black embellished Elie Saab for Charlize Theron or Florence Welch. I'd like to see Olivia Wilde or Gwyneth Paltrow in the Badgley Mischka, hair up. Kristen Stewart or Gwen Stefani would bring the edge and attitude needed to the one-shouldered Lanvin suit.

Princess Dresses

Because every red carpet needs a princess dress. I'd pick the first dress for Kaley Cuoco, Zooey Deschanel or Naomi Watts. The Monique Lhuillier gown reminded me of Taylor Swift's style - all things glittery & girly. The sky blue Georges Hobeika gown has been worn before but I think it requires a far bigger red carpet moment, it's my favourite dress of F/W 2012 couture week. Carrie Underwood and Julianne Hough may find it appealing to their feminine style. I loved the romance of the ombre watercolour printed Zac Posen gown.


For a vivid splash of colour on the red carpet...I loved the electric orange hue of the Carolina Herrera gown. Julie Bowen and Ginnifer Goodwin wear this colour well. I liked the the green satin sheen, turquoise waistband and beaded heels of the Carlos Miele look. The acid green DVF dress would be a definite stand out look with it's fluorescent hue. I'm leaving this one to Solange and anyone in the Glee Club. The aquamarine Zac Posen mermaid gown and apricot Oscar de la Renta dress were made for Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon and Emily Blunt. 

Pastel Romance

Scarlett Johansson and Jayma Mays came to mind when I saw the pretty shell pink peplum dress by Badgley Mischka. This uber sexy Versace gown would suit the stylings of Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum or Alessandra Ambrosio. The lilac dream of a gown by Georges Hobeika would look lovely on a Kate Mara or Emilia Clarke. I'd love to see the gold and peach Elie Saab dress on Keira Knightley. The embellished drop-waist and floaty chiffon skirt of this ice grey Jenny Packham gown would look beautiful on Leighton Meester or Jessica Biel.

 Navy Blues

An alternative to black, navy is a more subtle way to make an elegant entrance. The asymmetrical Matthew Williamson would be ideal for Amy Adams or Penelope Cruz. The dazzling Jason Wu seem to have Dakota Fanning's name stitched onto it. I'd like to see it on Jessica Alba. I thought of Kate Beckinsale or Ashley Greene in the navy lace Monique Lhuillier. I'd love to see Nina Dobrev in the beautiful chiffon snow specked Carolina Herrera gown.

Wild Cards

 This set of looks are quite a risk, they could either go very well and be fashion forward, or they could be a disaster of Everest proportions. I've got the first gown pinned down for the avant-garde stylings of Sarah Jessica Parker. We've already seen that Cheryl Cole does Stephane Rolland Couture great justice, and I think she'd be stunning in the bordeoux gown. Fan Bing Bing also does these complex looks quite well. I can only picture Diane Kruger in the flush pink ruffled Giambattista Valli couture gown. The edgy Saint Laurent (minus oversized hat and gloves) could work for Zoe Saldana or Amber Heard. I adore the frivolity of the last elaborately frilled red look by Giambattista Valli. I think it would be more suited to the Cannes Film Festival...someone, anyone please wear it (and no, not you Lady Gaga).

Pretty Pale

Blush or nude tone dresses have become a red carpet staple of late. The Carlos Miele cut-out dress for Mila Kunis, Selena Gomez or Kate Hudson. The exquisite embellished Marchesa gown may work for Michelle Williams' pixie style or Lily Collins. The silver fringed Oscar de la Renta make me think of Lea Michele, Vanessa Hudgens and Camilla Belle. I can imagine Nicole Kidman or Cate Blanchett wear the ivory fringed Naeem Khan gown. Bella Thorne or Elle Fanning could make the most of the frothy tulle fairytale Tadashi Shoji gown. 

Would you also like to see any of the evening gowns on the red carpet this awards season? Who would you pick to wear them?

*P.S 'Looks of the Week' will resume as usual next week.


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