Fashion at the SAG Awards: elegant one shoulder dresses dominate


Fashion at the SAG Awards last night included some understated gowns along with calculated risks that worked. My favorites are the classic looks although the more inventive gowns didn’t all fall flat.

I’m going to avoid naming best and worst dressed at the SAGs, as everyone has a different opinion and maybe it’s better just to let my preferences be known without a firm label. My tastes are conservative and I prefer clean lines and solid colors, and may overlook more daring gowns that many of you love. I’ll let you know what I liked, though, as it’s hard not to insert my opinion.

E! Online points out that many of the dresses last night featured single shoulders, a detail that was also seen on first lady Michelle Obama’s much talked about Jason Wu inaugural night gown.

Laura Linney was lovely in salmon Michael Kors.

Taraji Henson was stunning in flattering white Herve Leroux.

Evan Rachel Wood’s Monique Lhuillier dress was amazing. She paired it with questionable purple sandal shoes and a purple clutch. The clutch may have worked with more neutral shoes.

Claire Danes looks quite thin in red Nina Ricci. She doesn’t quite fill out the top, but it’s a lovely dress and looks great on her otherwise. At least she didn’t stuff it.

Teri Hatcher’s pure white Monique Lhuillier gown is huge with plenty of fabric but it doesn’t overwhelm her figure and I think she pulls off the look.

Christina Applegate’s green draped Emanuel Ungaro was just unflattering.

America Ferrera’s Vera Wang gown featured hip-enhancing fabric gathered at the side and a confusing black sash that ended in a stomped-on flower.

Eva Longoria Parker wore a peach-colored Jenny Packham gown that featured little asymmetric ruffles at the wist and a jeweled collar.

January Jones wore an ugly Andrew Gn black dress with a giant gold neckline and bodice.

Rosario Dawson was wrapped like a mummy in too-shiny Dolce & Gabbana.

Marcia Cross, like poor Rene Zellweger at the Globes, fell prey to Carolina Herrera’s latest fashion experiment. What happened to Herrera’s classic style?

Marisa Tomei was a fashion miss once again in a yellow v-neck gown with a huge bow at the shoulder.

Also shown in order are Nicolette Sheridan, Olivia Wilde, Kyra Sedgwick, Susan Sarandon, Robin Wright Penn and Sean Penn, Amy Poehler, Julia Ormond, Diane Lane and Josh Brolin, Jane Krakowski, Holly Hunter, Jenna Fischer, Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Lisa Edelstein, Laura Dern, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Emily Blunt, Christina Hendricks, Jennifer Morrison, Amy Adams, and Viola Davis.

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  1. CandyKay says:

    America Ferrara looks like a contestant in a Transylvanian beauty pageant.

  2. Sally House says:

    I love Laura Linney dress. Its such a beautiful colour on her

  3. neelyo says:

    Candy Kay made me laugh out loud. I had to go back and look at the picture after reading that. And yes, I would have to agree. Eva Green tried to do something similar to that at the Oscars a year or two ago and she didn’t have much luck either.

  4. saintdevil says:

    I guess America is just overcompensating, considering the garish outfits she has to wear on Ugly Betty.

  5. Lydia says:

    -Evan Rachel Wood: she looked very good, although I really don’t like the chick. Maybe it was because of all that Marilyn Manson thing…
    -America Ferrera: the dress itself wasn’t ugly, but, it didn’t work with her figure. It could work in someone taller and thinner, like Uma Thurman or Rebecca Hall, for instance.
    -Amy Adams: she was stunning. I liked the dress, the hair and the jewelry. Simple, but effective.
    -Kate Winslet: I’m a great fan and I want her to win the Oscar, but I didn’t like her dress. Not at all.
    -Christina Applegate: beat me, but I liked her dress. At least, it was something more risky. The red carpet fashion is just so boring these days…
    -Angelina Jolie: granny dress. The woman never had great taste in clothes, but, these days, she dresses like a 80 year old woman. C’mon, Angelina, you’re young and nice looking. Dress your age. Be edgy and fun again. Don’t be such a bore.
    - Susan Sarandon: she looked awesome. So beautiful and elegant. But I missed Tim Robbins. Was he there?
    - Tina Fey: her dress was totally inadequate for the ocasion. She was the only woman in a short dress. And I don’t think she’s got the right physique for this kind of outfit. I think it’s unflattering.
    - Robin Wright Penn and Sean Penn: they looked cool as hell. Good to see them together again. But, secretly, I don’t understand how she’s able to cope with Sean’s difficult temper. She must be a saint or something of the kind!
    - January Jones: gorgeous woman. Awful dress.
    - Laura Linney: she looked very regal and classy. And she’s such a wonderful actress. I like her a lot.

  6. CC says:

    i liked the color of Eva Longoria Parker’s dress. LOVED Laura Linney’s attire, I love her as an actress too

  7. geronimo says:

    Love Laura Linney – everything working beautifully, love Rosario Dawson, wears this really well.

    Eva Longoria, awful dress, is she pregnant? And maybe it’s the pics, but Teri Hatcher – great dress – but her face looks like it’s made of wax.

  8. Kaiser says:

    ZOMG CB! I love January Jones’ dress! It was so unique, and she looked great!

    Winslet had her “girls” out. They looked good.

  9. MoJo says:

    Newsflash: Claire Danes always looks extremely thin! But despite all my usual complaints about her, she shocked me the most with her great hair and makeup (which were very Kate Winsletesque) and a dress that flattered almost every inch of her except for her (lack of) cleavage. Her best accessory for the night would be her very yummy (and equally waifish) boyfriend Hugh Dancy.

    America’s dress is overall very unfortunate. She’s looking a bit washed out and too gothy, especially with the makeup. I love her in more brilliant colors that make her glow. She’s such a beautiful woman.

    Nice rundown, Lydia! And overall, I think it was a good night for red carpet fashion. Mostly elegant and clean and with few wtf-worthy risks taken.

  10. Zoe says:

    Damn, Laura Linney cleans up good.

    Getting a little tired of Winslet taking her puppies out for a walk at every possible opportunity.

  11. Zoe says:

    it looks like Eva Longoria’s arms have been photoshopped.

    I actually like Christina A’s dress. I’m seeing the 20′s/80′s trend happening again…

    Always said Angie could wear a SACK and look great. But I didn’t mean it Literally. At least not with her hair up as well. It seems too contrived considering her past Vampy image.

    Is Sean Penn TRYING to look like the Devil?

  12. Trillion says:

    Never thought I’d think this, but Angelina looks frumpy: The dress, I agree, is granny-ish and the hair is awful. Her make-up, which is usually understated, is washed out looking. Loved Evan Rachel Wood’s makeup, hair, dress and even the color of her accessories. She put a little something unexpected in there for us viewers and I appreciate that.

  13. daisy424 says:

    Rosario Dawson- my favorite, beautiful gown, love the fabric, very old Hollywood.
    Susan S, cover those arms dear and tuck those boobs away, yikes!
    Sean P looks like an HS ass with the shades on, what a tool. Robin looks beautiful.
    I agree about Tina Fey’s short dress, not at all flattering.
    Kate is perfect, that color looks great on her.
    Sorry Angie, that gown looks like what my Mom wore to my sister’s wedding in the late 70′s.

    All in all, not bad ladies!

  14. Sickitten says:

    Say so long to the days of glamorous movie stars like Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor…

  15. Trashaddict says:

    Angelina’s on a weird fashion bent these days, it’s true but the back of the dress was a nice little treat (saw it on other sites).
    I think Christina Applegate looks freaking AMAZING. The dress is very 1920s, she’s accessorized it perfectly, the color is dramatic enough for the red carpet and complements her skin tones, and the drape of the dress let’s you know what a great figure she’s got. Her hair was great. She’s come so far from her Married with Children days!