Best and worst award season looks so far

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It’s that time of the year where we get to ruthlessly judge celebrities on their style decisions. This award season has given us a lot to talk about whether it’s for good or bad reasons. Here’s a roundup of the high and low points of this year’s red carpets so far.

Best

Julianne Moore at the SAG Awards

This Givenchy Haute Couture emerald green gown works wonders with Julianne’s red hair and pale complexion. The beautiful beading transforms this dress from a simple classic to elegant eveningwear. Her effortless hair paired with her lack of accessories completes the look and keeps the main focus on the dress.

Keira Knightley at the Oscars

The mother-to-be does well to disguise her baby bump in this floaty dress by Valentino. Embellished with words and flowers, the actress was nicknamed Mother Nature as she walked the red carpet. Such a bold dress doesn’t need much help, so her natural looking hair and basic make-up work really well.

Sam Smith at the BRITs

The singer turned heads on the red carpet with his striking electric blue suit by Casely-Hayford. It’s quite difficult for men to make an impact on the red carpet, however Sam Smith definitely did just that. The missing tie added some youthfulness to the suit, which was really fitting for the event.

Rosamund Pike at the Oscars

After having a baby just three months ago, the star of Gone Girl looked stunning on the red carpet in a crimson-lace Givenchy dress. The incredible detail on the dress looked as though she was covered in red roses. Her minimal make-up and swept back up-do were a perfect fit for this look.

Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars

This was probably the most eye-catching dress on the red carpet this season. A Calvin Klein dress adorned with 6,000 pearls is a fashion statement to say the least. Matched with Chopard jewellery, the ensemble looked like a Hollywood classic and will be remembered as one of her best looks.

Worst

Natalie Dormer at the BAFTAs

Attempting to follow in the footsteps of Amal Clooney, Natalie Dormer wore lace gloves with her blue and black two-tone dress. Unfortunately it failed to have the same impact as the human rights lawyer. It was a bit of a let-down from the star who normally delivers on the red carpet.

Claire Danes at the SAG Awards

Khaki is an odd choice for a red carpet event, and it does not work here. The dress by Marc Jacobs has a strange wrap-around neckline, with a military style belt and random detailing up the sides. There’s too much going on, maybe an up-do would have complimented the dress a little more.

Felicity Jones at the Oscars

The Theory of Everything actress’ grey Alexander McQueen gown looked too over the top even for the Oscars. The boring colour looked washed out on the red carpet and was easily forgettable. The high neckline doesn’t really add anything to the dress apart from making it look older.

Cara Delevingne at the BRITs

Androgynous is in, but this look certainly isn’t. The world famous model seemed to have taken inspiration from ex-boyfriend Harry Styles, however the tailoring of the Yves Saint Laurent outfit just wasn’t right. The hat adds to the edginess of the ensemble but it still doesn’t seem fitting for a red carpet.

Andrea Riseborough at the SAG Awards

This Escada gown does nothing for the actress. The colour and neckline remind me of a Tiffany gift box, but not as appealing. The shape of the dress does not attempt to define her figure. Add that to the minimal make-up and the whole outfit just washes her out.

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