Jessica Chastain in a Dior suit at the SAG Awards: simple, stunning & sexy?

I’ve been saying for weeks/months that Jessica Chastain is the sleeper pick for Best Actress, and last night, she got a huge boost. Chastain won the SAG Award for her performance in The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and she genuinely seemed surprised. I’ve been concerned that Chastain hasn’t been around LA to really campaign – she’s been out of town, playing Tammy Wynette – but it looks like that hasn’t made a difference. It’s her time! That’s what her peers said. Jessica looked fantastic in this pale/metallic Dior suit. It was the perfect choice for the SAGs – dressed up, flattering, sexy but not overt.

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Here’s Caitriona Balfe in Saint Laurent – this looked kind of shapeless on the red carpet, like it wasn’t tailored properly. Still, she’s so beautiful. I wish she wasn’t doing slicked-back hair for everything these days though (she has lovely, bouncy hair!).

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Reese Witherspoon in Schiaparelli. This just feels like a throw-away, second or third-choice dress after something better falls through. The jewelry is great though.

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  1. SAS says:

    Reese’s look seems so dated and somehow matronly compared to the other two women, and I believe they’re all around the same age?

    The honking great diamonds ate a nice consolation I guess.

    I give Caitriona a pass on fit issues being a new mother and love seeing her in a colour knowing how much she defaults to black.

  2. Becks1 says:

    I love Reese’s dress in itself, but it feels out of place at this event. Like maybe if it was full length it would work better? It seems like it would have worked well at the SAGs 10 or 15 years ago, when it seemed like they were less of a big deal (and got less press attention) but now it seems like everyone else is in this major red carpet looks (not Oscar looks but closer than a decade ago, you know?) and Reese is in what is almost a cocktail dress. But I think she looks great overall. That necklace is killer.

    I’m not the biggest fan of Jessica’s suit but good for her for winning.

    • Millennial says:

      I wore something very similar Reese’s dress to prom in 2003~. It reminds me a lot of her 2011 Tom Ford Oscar dress (which was also very “early aughts”) which also reminded me of my prom dress!

  3. BendyWindy says:

    I actually like the red dress! I feel like you have to have a certain super slim figure to get away with it, but it’s striking.

  4. Harper says:

    Jessica’s win was well-deserved and a bit of a shocker, which I enjoy. I love the suit but really dislike the bareness. I just assume everyone standing to the side of her gets to see everything.

  5. Eurydice says:

    I like the idea of Jessica’s suit, but I don’t like the fabric that bunches and creases. And Reese’s dress reminds me of a wedding I was in – every bridesmaid had to wear the same dress, regardless of height, weight or shape, and we all had different colored sashes.

  6. Tiffany:) says:

    I’ve seen a number of photos where Jessica’s suit looks wrinkled, and the pants going up to her ribs is really apparent and unflattering. I think it’s an outfit that looks good only at certain times.

  7. Case says:

    I actually gasped when Jessica won! I would’ve been happy with anyone but Nicole Kidman winning (I like Nicole, but not as Lucy), but Jessica winning was a truly nice surprise. I think her shock was genuine.

    For the Oscar I’m pulling for Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter, but would be happy if Jessica won too!

  8. Bella says:

    I don’t like Jessica’s look at all. The suit is wrinkled, the waist is too high, the pants are too long, the hair looks like they put vaseline in it, and the makeup is so harsh. This is a big no for me. Reese looks pretty and I don’t like Caitriona dress either. There are so many gorgeous sexy SL dresses, but this looks like a home ec project.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I love a good suit, but that looks more like a jumpsuit? Like it’s all one piece? I’d also opt for a little more coverage.
    If Reese’s was just a simple black dress with a blue band, not the trailing sash, I’d like it more.

  10. Diamond Rottweiler says:

    (Sorry I have a lot of opinions today lol). Another genuine bafflement—why do actresses over 30 spend so much on tweaking, lazering, freezing their faces, screw around with lifting their eyebrows, etc., then wear over long, flat, fried and goopy hair that drags everything back down and adds a solid decade or more back onto their faces? I agree that Caitriona could change it up more often, but at least her classic pulled back look doesn’t make her look like a 45+ yr old woman wearing a 25 yr old’s hairstyle. Jessica, Gaga, Nicole, etc. (I say this also knowing it’s their body and they should do exactly what they want. Just heartbreaking to see them messing with their faces when a good up do and a little softness around the face would help their goal more than the uncanny valley tweaking ever will).

  11. tuille says:

    The floor-dragging blue sash isn’t good. It’s too wide & hides any waistline Reese might have. The dress is an awkward length for a short woman.
    This is more eye makeup than I’ve ever seen before on Jessica – maybe a carryover from Tammy Fay.

  12. jferber says:

    Reese’s dress is underwhelming. Also, she’s been constantly in my face for far too long (she’s reaching Anne Hathaway levels before she won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar) Can she take a break or something?

  13. dlc says:

    Thought Jessi a looked great from the waist up, didn’t care for the ultra high pants tho. Reeses look was boring.

  14. Meg says:

    So many women are due for Oscars, Amy Adams and Jessica Chastain are two of the biggest. I cried at the end of Eyes of Tammy Faye, she was such a loving nonjudgmental woman unlike so many in her circle claiming to be Christians, she actually was-she is for sure in heaven