From youthful goth to classic and demure gowns, the 2015 SAG Awards Best Dressed List features VARIETY from the ladies of Hollywood.
Hollywood’s brightest stars took to the red carpet last night for the 2015 SAG Awards!
It was a bit of a
painfully slow start, but eventually the red carpet did fill up with big names like Julianne Moore wearing some stunning couture, the Orange is the New Black ladies (who won best ensemble cast in a comedy) and of course Lupita Nyong’o being as dazzling as ever.
The SAG Awards have really stepped it up in terms of fashion over the last five years. It used to be a more casual red carpet, but these days – no one’s messing around.
Glam to the max, the ladies of Hollywood really brought their A-game for this special night when actors salute other actors on their general actor awesomeness. And with haute couture to custom gowns aplenty, there’s little room for error.
After quite a lot of thought, I managed to narrow down my 2015 SAG Awards Best Dressed list down to ten glamorous ladies, including some obvious and not-so-obvious choices. Let’s get into it!
2015 SAG Awards Best Dressed List
Claire Danes in Marc Jacobs
It could be that my recent binge rewatching of Homeland is skewing my perception, but I fully love and support Claire Danes and her avant garde choices.
When Marc Jacobs threw out militant looks for Spring, I never expected to see one find its way onto a major red carpet but leave it to Claire to go the unconventional route. I salute you Claire Danes/Carrie Mathison/Superwoman! I salute you.
Emma Stone in Dior Couture
Yup, everyone’s favorite little darling Emma Stone did it again! Like Claire Danes, I LOVE that Emma brings variety to the red carpet and her love affair with menswear this season is seriously on-point.
I think it’s the hair that seals the deal for me. She’s just spicier as a redhead – and capping that off with a red lip doesn’t hurt. I know so many fashionistas that I respect who hated this look, but – while I value their opinion – I’m fully on board with what Emma was trying to accomplish. It’s fun, young and supremely sexy!
Felicity Jones in Balenciaga
I found this custom blush Balenciaga gown on Felicity Jones wonderfully refined.
In the day of cutouts and sheer paneling, it’s refreshing to see a young actress commit to such an understate and more conservative look. While some argue she played it too “safe” — I found the gown timeless and won that will definitely age well as time rolls on.
Definitely a classic addition to the 2015 SAG Awards Best Dressed List!
Julianne Moore in Givenchy Couture
Is there anything more striking than a redhead in green? No.
Obviously Riccardo Tisci knows this and Julianne Moore, certainly, does as well. It’s a scientific fact!
Julianne Moore is on one serious mission this year as she vies to *finally* take hole an Oscar. But, by golly! She’s also having fun and serving some major looks on the red carpet. Bravo.
Laura Carmichael in Vionnet
Told you, there are some surprising not-so-obvious choices on this list – and NO ONE is more surprised that I put Lady Edith in this sheer Vionnet on my 2015 SAG Awards Best Dressed List than I am.
Let it be said, that Lady Edith showed up at the SAG Awards in this BEFORE Emma Stone turned up in her Dior, which is a similar concept in black. I mention this, because I know everyone’s going to talk about Emma’s Dior moment (rightly so), but I just to credit Laura Carmichael for appearing first.
Lupita Nyong’o in Elie Saab
When this Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2015 gown first appeared, I was curious how it would work on the red carpet and I am BEYOND excited that it landed in the hands of Miss Lupita Nyong’o because NO ONE could do it more justice.
Honestly, I vote we always put her in full skirts. No one has more fun swishing around in a full skirt than Lupita! She’s so radiant and delightful in this that I can barely stand it. YES!
Reese Witherspoon in Giorgio Armani
Following Lupita this basic white on Reese Witherspoon seems almost boring, but on its own it’s a seriously good look for her.
I would say that yes, Reese generally is taking the safe-route this award season, but I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to make bold, ballsy choices to be a winner. Sometimes, slow and steady wins the race and she’s winning.
She looks poised, gorgeous and like a true movie star.
Sarah Hyland in Vera Wang
One surprise to me was just how much I LOVED Sarah Hyland!
Not to say our Modern Family friend usually disappoints, but last night felt like a transformative moment in her style evolution. Vera Wang took Sarah’s style to new heights in this custom gown that’s appropriately youthful while making a statement.
Sarah shared on E! that she worked with Vera Wang on developing a dress inspired by Vera’s recent dark/gothy collections…but with some polish for the red carpet. I say, mission accomplished! I also say, this could be the emergence of a new style star. Keep it up, Sarah!
Sofia Vergara in Donna Karan Atelier
Perhaps the biggest shock of the night? Sofia Vergara found a dress that was NOT a fishtail!
Sure, it was saucy and booby per usual – but the shape from the knees down was not a mermaid and that felt like a victory in itself. Pretty sure I’ve never included Sofia Veraga on a Best Dressed List, so let’s applaud everyone’s *current* favorite bride-to-be on her first appearance. Donna Karan Atelier is sort of killing it on the red carpet lately. Here’s to an American woman dominating! *cheers*
Viola Davis in Max Mara
I quit How to Get Away with Murder after two episodes, but I was DELIGHTED to see Viola Davis take home the Best Actress award last night. She’s totally awesome, and while I didn’t end up sticking with the show she was seriously fantastic in what I did see.
She’s also turning into quite the style queen on the red carpet and last night was another home run. In crisp white, she looked effortlessly bangin’! Yes, I did just say bangin’ and as Ricky Martin said: she looks like a flower but she stings like a bee.
I’m unsure who Viola’s stylist is but she continues to do right by her. Well done!
— SEE ALL THE RED CARPET LOOKS —
While my 2015 SAG Awards Best Dressed List only includes ten ladies, there truly were many other fantastic looks on the red carpet.
To make things easy for you, I compiled an album of ALL red carpet looks for your review. Click here to browse the album, which features other standouts like Emilia Clarke, Sarah Paulson, Julia Roberts and more!
Also, you KNOW I couldn’t resist making a Worst Dressed List.
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