Critics’ Choice Awards Best Dressed
The Critics’ Choice Awards come soon after the Golden Globes every year and tend to be more low-key, with stars donning cocktail dresses and some even opting for jumpsuits (Margot Robbie, I love your style, you red carpet rebel). Here are my picks for the best-dressed CCA attendees this year.
Yes, redheads can wear pink and look stunning! Fans swooned over this hot pink Roland Mouret jacquard gown with its delicate black belt and draped sleeves. Not only did she win best dressed of the night, Adams accepted the award for Best Actress in a Comedy for American Hustle.
Nothing can top that stunning red Ralph Lauren cape gown Lupita Nyong’o wore to the Golden Globes, but this white Calvin Klein dress comes close, a custom ivory silk crepe design by Francisco Costa. The 12 Years a Slave actress topped off her look with a gold Calvin Klein Collection clutch. I can’t wait to see what the red carpet newcomer has in store for the Oscars.
A jumpsuit is a hard piece to pull off, but the Wolf of Wall Street star wore a chic lace Elie Saab jumpsuit effortlessly. She paired it with black satin Christian Louboutins and an Alexander McQueen clutch, proving that jumpsuits are more than just club-wear.
Sandra Bullock doesn’t always choose her outfits wisely (in fact, we’ve seen her more than a few times on worst-dressed lists) but this year, she’s making better choices. Her flattering raspberry-colored Lanvin dress was a knockout. The custom-made tiered-ruffle dress was created especially for Bullock by Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz.
Christina Applegate’s look would be an easy one to emulate for future cocktail parties and weddings (who says you can’t wear red to a wedding? Defy that). The lace tulle Marchesa dress, nude peep-toe Christian Louboutin pumps, pearlized Edie Parker clutch and glamorous up-do make for a flawless red carpet moment.
Speaking of looks I want to copy, award-winner Julie Delpy’s Romona Keveza dress makes the list. With all the floor-sweeping gowns around, it’s refreshing to see a tea-length skirt on the red carpet. Satin pumps, a navy brocade patterned dress and soft curls would be gorgeous for a fancy date night (Valentine’s Day, perhaps?). Delpy’s favorite designer was a big hit at the Golden Globes this year also, with Delpy, Monica Potter and Melissa Rauch all wearing Romona Keveza.
Erica Moody is a Louisiana-born writer who’s called D.C. home since 2010. In addition to fashion writing, she covers social events, edits The Citron Review literary journal and is working on a novel. Erica holds an MFA in creative writing from Antioch University.