Rachel Weisz looked like she was going to the Country Music Awards, not the BAFTAs

EE British Academy Film Awards (Baftas)

I’ve always thought so highly of Rachel Weisz’s beauty and her style. Her beauty speaks for itself – she’s SO interesting-looking, in that weird classic-and-modern way. But her fashion sense always impressed me too – she was always a big believer in clean silhouettes, simple lines, lots of stuff from Narciso Rodriguez and Armani and Calvin Klein. That was her thing. Then she began to change and I don’t know what to even think anymore. Rachel wore this countrified, ruffled, custom Gucci gown to last night’s BAFTAs. This sh-t would look at home at the Country Music Awards, right? WTF was she thinking? Bring back the old Rachel!!

EE British Academy Film Awards (Baftas)

This is maybe the best Melissa McCarthy has ever looked at an awards show. She should stick with monochromatic!

Celebrities on the red carpet for the EE British Academy Film Awards 2019

Thandie Newton in Valentino. It’s a weird empire-waist dress with ruffles down the skirt to make it look “fuzzy.” But I sort of love it? I might hate it on someone else, but Thandie is killing it in this gown.

The EE British Academy Film Awards 2019 held at the Royal Albert Hall

Olivia Colman… she’s not into fashion. It’s fine. I tend to think she’s just wearing whatever someone tells her to wear and she’s not thinking about it at all. I prefer to think of her that way. This is Emilia Wickstead.

EE British Academy Film Awards (Baftas)

Olga Kurylenko in Armani Privé. I never would have guessed that this is Armani! It’s interesting, and as we saw with the Duchess of Sussex recently, some women think that purple and red “go together.”

The EE British Academy Film Awards 2019 held at the Royal Albert Hall

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, WENN.

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  1. PhillyGal says:

    I like Rachel’s belt [but not with that dress]. That’s all I got.

  2. Charlie says:

    Red and purple – the flag of defiance!

    When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
    With a red hat that doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me… maybe I ought to practise a little now? So people who know me
    are not too shocked and surprised, when suddenly I am old
    and start to wear purple!

    Jenny Joseph

    I know it’s been taken up by the Red Hat Society, though I wish they’d embrace the independence of this classic. But red and purple are fabulous together!

    • Jan90067 says:

      Agreed!!! I LOVE purple and red. In my last home I had this fabulous red leather sofa (really deep and soft) with lilac and amethyst pillows and a deeper amethyst fake fur throw. It looked gorgeous. But then, I LOVE 60s colors: pink and orange, lilac and green…Pucci print designs, that whole look.

      Perhaps Rachel is self conscious of nursing boobs? The ruffles are to cover the size? Can’t explain the rest of the ruffles…unless it’s to make her waist look smaller?

      Melissa looks fab, though I get “…and the winner of the award is….” vibes on that clutch!

      Thandie is gorgeous, but the bottom of the dress….no, just no.

      Olivia looks like she’d be a blast to have a drink with. She looks like the kind of woman who’d say, “I’d have to stop eating for 3 weeks to wear that??? P!ss, off! Get me something comfortable, then bugger off!” Love her! Lol

    • FuefinaWG says:

      Purple and red do go together. You know what else goes together? Orange and turquoise.

  3. Spikey says:

    Rachel looks… well, interesting. Not bad, per se, but this is not a win. The dress and her styling give off weird snow white vibes and to me, that’s not her. I always read her as a no fuss, don’t f*ck with me kind of woman.

  4. KLO says:

    They all look fine. Nothing wrong with any of those looks.

  5. Erinn says:

    I don’t hate this red and purple AS much, but I still don’t like it. The tones are really important, and I think the pattern helps it a bit. But man I hate those colors together. I think I’d have liked the DoS’s gown and coat more if they’d been darker shades… but both the purple and red were really bright shades and I found it jarring.

  6. Miss M says:

    Red and purple, red and pink, red and orange; great combinations and they go together really well!

  7. Lizzie says:

    i think olivia coleman looks lovely. that dress suits her figure beautifully and her bracelet is to die for. love the shoes too.

    • FuefinaWG says:

      I think Olivia Coleman looks like a dowdy aunt in Downton Abbey.

    • Bella Bella says:

      I think Olivia Coleman looks crisp and fantastic!! Not understanding the hate from others on this one. It’s a clean sophisticated line. She looks smashing. Glad she won on her home turf.

  8. Svea says:

    Yes Rachel’s dress is frothy and a bit “Petticoat Junction” (“That’s Uncle Joe, he’s amovin’ kinda slow…”), but she looks lovely and can do no wrong with me. Disagree on Melissa McCarthy. The dress didn’t flatter her and needed shoulder pads as well as a sleek, modern statement necklace or brooch. Without that ornament My eyes are drawn examining her figure under the dress.
    The purse doesn’t do it.

  9. Emilia says:

    Rachel had a baby 6 months ago so I’ll give her a pass on any of her recent fashion choices. Maybe she’s more comfortable wearing big poofy dresses that swallow her up instead of the more form fitting stuff.

  10. Nikki says:

    Thandie’s dress would be the most beautiful maternity gown ever. Of course it wasn’t, but she is such a striking gal she makes it…better.

  11. Jaded says:

    Scarlet O’Hara.

  12. Case says:

    I believe Rachel won a BAFTA last night! I was so pleased to hear that. She was brilliant in The Favourite.

  13. tuille says:

    Purple & red have been a popular combo for decades in Scandinavia. Started in the 1950s.

  14. Bella Bella says:

    Purple and red rocks! So does orange and purple. Orange and red. Yellow and purple. Yellow and orange. They are bright bold colors. You can’t really go wrong there.