While I love me some Kristen Bell (Andrew and I are convinced we’d be besties with her and Dax if given the chance) I did not stay up and watch the SAG Awards. But I did watch some of the red carpet and reviewed all the looks this morning. I am going to double down on my opinion that given limitations (say, all black like at the Globes) stylists do better. This was a wholly underwhelming show of fashion and I constantly wonder how and why stylists who are paid HUGE money, pick some of these dresses.
Let’s just review some of the good. Kristen Bell was my FAVE in this amazing J.Mendel (whose dresses I always love).
I adore this deep merlot gown on Marsai Martin. Age appropriate and get super glamorous! And Felicity Huffman always looks amazing. This velvet gown and hair remind me of the Sargent painting Madame X.
Yara Shahidi slays it in this Ralph Lauren jumpsuit. Classy and fierce. And I am loving this cobalt color on Mandy Moore.
Holly Hunter looks totally chic and age appropriate in this unique mustard gown. And she’s working those pockets, girl! I LOVED this deep brown color on Nicole Kidman. SUCH a flattering tone for her coloring- she should wear it more often.
Another great color choice was Reese’s Zac Posen. I don’t LOVE the dress, but she looks beautiful. And Alison Brie got a lot of flack for this gown but I actually loved it on her- the colors were amazing, the cut showed off her body and the slightly zany theme reflects her 80’s themed show. I don’t like the platform shoes, but the earrings and everything else is awesome.
I’m halvsies on these two looks- the first one on the girl from Stranger Things- I love the whimsical nature and it’s suits a young person, I just struggle with her weight. She just looks painfully thin. And Lupita’s dress was pretty but something feels a little off and I can’t put my finger on it.
So let’s now check out the ones that were okay, but made me feel like they could have done better (and what I would have chosen for them if given the chance).
Laura Dern. I LOOOOOOVE the top half of the dress and her hair/makeup looks great– I just HATE where the dress hits at the bottom. I feel dresses this length always look unflattering. I would have preferred something full length but a similar feel like this J. Mendel.
Allison Janney has a rockin’ bod and is one of my most favorite actresses, but this looked a bit severe. I would have adored her in a jumpsuit like this sparkly Jenny Packham with big, bold earrings. It would have been different and really chic.
Dakota looked perfectly pretty, the hair and makeup was great and the cut of the dress is great too- I just really dislike this color on pale blondes. She would have looked BANANAS in this navy J. Mendel gown (please pardon the image of this model- she is hard to look at she’s so thin…I though fashion was supposed to be getting better about using underweight models? This picture is particularly jarring.)
Margot Robbie- also pretty hair and makeup and this color actually works on her because she’s a bit tan. But the feathers in the middle? Nope. I would have LOVED her in a really bright color- like the fuschia Brandon Maxwell.
Another super severe look on Allison Williams. I feel like she’s been wearing a lot of looks like this lately- new stylist? If it were me I would have put her in this navy, one shouldered Dennis Basso.
Saorsie Ronan– she’s got more edgy taste, for sure. But the sequined flap on this dress is in such a bizarre place. I think she would have looked stunning in this shorter lace J. Mendel gown, complete with feather gloves but different shoes.
Olivia Munn is such a hottie. And funny. And I actually like this dress a bit– I just again, would LOVE to see some color. And with her amazing skin tone I would have gone with this citron Cushnie et Ochs with big, amazing canary diamond earrings or something :)
Gina Rodriguez is adorable, and this dress had an interesting concept, but missed in execution. Another person I would LOVE to see in color- again, in a J. Mendel in red/ blood orange. I mean, it would have been PERFECT.
Laura Linney’s caped gown felt a little bit too heavy (and wrinkled). How fierce would she have been in this white pantsuit look with big diamond earrings and her hair up??? Covered up, but WOW.
Leurie Metcalf’s gown was pretty, but it fell funny on her frame. I adore this deep purple Badgley Mischka with sleeves and a dipped neckline.
OMG. Okay, the two worst. Like, WHAAAAAAAAAT HAPPENED??? Kate Hudson. No words. NO. WORDS. With her pixie bleached crop haircut I think she would have looked SO amazing in this dramatic off the shoulder Badgley Mischka. A red lip, small diamond studs….gamine and gorgeous.
And Molly Simms. Of all things holy… this is the biggest miss of the night. I do not understand how this gets chosen? She’s so beautiful, and typically has good taste. THE SHOES?!?! Whoever styled this did not do poor Molly justice. If it were me- a cashmere sweater and full skirt from Christina Siriano. Cool but beautiful.
Ok, how did I do? What did you think?