Oscars 2015: Best Red Carpet Looks

This past Sunday marked the 87th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, bringing together the entertainment industry’s most talented (and fashionable) people. The result? Beyond glamorous red carpet looks that we cannot help but share. From edgy cuts to encrusted fabrics, today’s style stars took all of the right risks to help them standout from the crowd. See who topped our best-dressed list.

Long Sleeve Gowns

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Margo  Robbie  in  Saint  Laurent

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Emma Stone in Elie Saab Couture

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Margot Robbie and Emma Stone proved you don’t have to bare it all to be sexy. Robbie hit the red carpet in an elegant Saint Lauren gown that balanced a revealing neckline with long sleeves and a full skirt. She topped off her look with a short necklace and bright red lips. Stone mastered the long sleeve look teaming her conservative top with a high slit. She finished with soft waves and minimal jewelry, letting her beaded dress take the spotlight.

Feminine Lace

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Rosamund Pike in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci

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Sienna Miller in Peter Cropping for Oscar de la Renta

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Rosamund Pike and Sienna Miller brought sexy sophistication to the red carpet with pulled back hair and sultry lace. Pike went for a red-hot number, sporting a curve-hugging, strapless cut, a high slit, and minimalist red heels. Sienna Miller went for a completely different lace look in a semi-sheer skirt, high neckline, and delicate bow details. Both ladies balanced their dramatic dresses with minimal accessories and sleek updos.

Modern Elegance

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Naomi  Watts   in   Armani   Privé

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Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein Collection

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Naomi Watts and Lupita Nyong’o stood out from the crowd with modern, textured gowns. Watts gave classic black and white an edgy update with fringed fabric, a high neckline, and a bandeau top. She kept her hair soft and simple. Nyong’o went for a pearl-encrusted gown and halter-top cut. She complemented the bold details of her dress with understated jewelry and barely there makeup.

 

Monday’s Muse: Hilary Rhoda

Initially recognizable for her incredible eyebrows, it is her timeless beauty and stellar style that has kept model, Hilary Rhoda, in the spotlight all these years. See how the 27 year old model has created a style identity that encompasses everything from feminine dresses to signature makeup.

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Model Career:

Hilary Rhoda first entered the modeling scene when she signed with IMG Models Agency in 2005. Within her first year, Rhoda worked the Paris runways and landed ad campaigns with brands that ranged from Gap to Hermes. By 2006, Rhoda was on the cover of Vogue and in 2007 she became the face of Estee Lauder, a title that she still holds today. In 2013 Forbes named her one of the highest paid models in the world.

So, what helps Hilary Rhoda stand out from the crowd?

Hilary Rhoda’s beauty is undeniable. However, it is her personal style that keeps us wanting more. Rhoda’s slim fitting dresses rarely show too much skin, highlighting her figure without being overtly sexy. She complements EVERY look with flawless makeup. She has an uncanny ability to keep each outfit interesting and on-trend, without creating too busy an ensemble. What can we learn from the style star? It’s all about balance. Rhoda balances curve-hugging dresses with longer hemlines and complements bright lipstick with simple hairdos. Get her look.

Hilary Rhoda Style: Pop of Yellow

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Shop the Look: Dior Addict Lipstick in Sheer Peachy Pink; NARS Blush in Peachy Pink with Shimmer; Cynthia Steffe Eloise Sleeveless Dress; Alexis Bittar Barbed Articulating Earrings; Diane von Furstenberg 440 Embossed Leather Envelope Clutch; Steve Madden Stecy Sandal

Hilary Rhoda Style: Casual Chic

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Shop the Look: Topshop Confetti Flower Button Cami; Coclico Shoes Brienne Ankle Strap Sandal; NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Bright PinkChicnova Zip Decorated Pure Color Blazer; Frame Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne; Kate Spade New York Laguna Court Caning Adelaide Clutch

Hilary Rhoda Style: White Jumpsuit

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Shop the Look: Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Bright Fuchsia; Theory Spiaggia Remaline Jumpsuit; Halogen Interlocking Belt; Glint Satin Frid Minaudiere; Tibi Amber Single Band Sandals

Best Dressed at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival

Each spring celebs flock to Cannes, France for the annual “Festival de Cannes.” The festival, which aims to boost the film industry worldwide by highlighting various projects, has become one of the year’s hottest events for both entertainment and fashion. This year, at the 67th annual festival, celebrities from around the world hit the red carpet to show off their latest works as well as their fashion choices. And while Cannes hasn’t finished yet, there are plenty of outfits that work talking about now. See why Riley Keough, Eva Herzigova, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Nicole Kidman, Alessandra Ambrosio and Namoi Watts made our best-dressed list.

Best Dressed Cannes 2014: Flower Power

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Riley Keough in Valentino

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Eva Herzigova in Dolce & Gabbana

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Not your typical spring florals. Riley Keough and Eva Herzigova hit the red carpet in bold, oversized flowers that demanded attention. Riley created her attention-grabbing look by pairing a high-waisted printed skirt with a solid white plunging neckline. She added an extra touch of flare with encrusted pumps. Eva took her florals in a completely different direction with an embroidered dress that featured a fitted bodice and flowing skirt. She opted for neutral pumps and an eye-catching layered necklace. 

Best Dressed Cannes 2014: Sweet & Simple

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Rosie in Victoria Beckham S/S 2014

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Nicole Kidman in Altruezza

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Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Nicole Kidman stuck to simple colors with eye-catching silhouettes. Rosie mastered the “flirty femme” look in a pleated hemline, belted waist, and a shoulder-baring cut. She balanced her bold silhouette with a simple gray hue and minimal accessories. Nicole sported an all white look, teaming a layered panel dress with strappy white pumps. Both ladies opted for red lips and simple hair, creating perfect summer-ready outfits. 

Best Dressed Cannes 2014: Floor-length Glamour

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Alessandra Ambrosio in Elie Saab

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Naomi Watts in Marchesa

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Dramatic draping proved popular on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet and Alessandra Ambrosio and Naomi Watts really made it work. Alessandra wore a light green number with cross draping at the waist. She topped off her look with a contrasting necklace and matching earrings. Nicole went for a slate blue look in a one shoulder gown with encrusted details. She kept her hair pulled back, highlighting her sparkling choker necklace.

Celebrity Red Carpet Style: Spring Met Gala 2014

Each year the Met Gala seems to bring more drama than the one before and the Spring 2014 event was no different. Although the Solange/Jay-Z incident grabbed the headlines, the gowns on the red carpet did not go unnoticed. Last year’s event was packed with spikes, studs, and bold makeup to match its punk-inspired theme. This year, the theme was “White Tie and Decorations.” The result? A range of ultra-glamorous floor length gowns and seemingly endless trains that flowed down the red carpet. See why Jessica Alba, Blake Lively, Allison Williams, Rachel McAdams, Emma Stone and Rihanna top our best-dressed list.

Met Gala Red Carpet: Metallic Glow

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Jessica Alba in DVF

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Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere

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Jessica Alba and Blake Lively went for goddess-like looks on the red carpet. Alba stepped out in an entirely gold look, sporting a flowing DVF dress, gold clutch, and matching makeup. She completed her look with long earrings and loose updo. Lively opted for a champagne colored dress that highlighted her curvy figure and ran into a long train in the back. Both ladies kept their plunging necklines jewelry free, keeping all eyes on the luxe details of their gowns.

Met Gala Red Carpet: Minimalist Chic

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Allison Williams in Oscar de la Renta

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Rachel McAdams in Ralph Lauren Collection

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Allison Williams and Rachel McAdams nailed the “minimalist glam” category. Williams went for a coral, skin-gracing gown that trailed in the back. She looked absolutely flawless with her hair pulled back, a short necklace, and an understated clutch. McAdams’ gown had a similar effect with its blush pink hue, next-to-nothing details, and dramatic train. She opted for a clean neckline and shoulder gracing hair for an effortless look.

Met Gala Red Carpet: The Risk Takers

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Emma Stone in Thakoon

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Rihanna in Stella McCartney

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Emma Stone and Rihanna were definite risk takers at this year’s gala. Emma Stone revealed a high slit and midriff-baring silhouette that packed an extra punch with its two-tone pink design. She completed her look with an unexpected loose braid and metallic heels. Rihanna brought the drama in a cropped silhouette that showed off her toned abs and back. She created balance in her revealing look with long sleeves and even longer draping. Both ladies kept their jewelry simple, letting their dresses take the stage.

Red Carpet Style: Best Dressed Athletes

When you spend your days in active wear, “off-duty” style tends to be a bit more exciting. We’re not talking dressed up denim or those extra expensive yoga pants, we mean red carpet glam. While there are many female athletes we can look to for great fashion, today we’re interested in the styles of Maria Sharapova, Skylar Diggins, Alex Morgan, Serena Williams, Danika Patrick and Lindsey Vonn. Why? Because when they’re not on the courts, fields, or racetracks, these athletes know how to dress to impress.

Stylish Female Athletes: Simply Sophisticated

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Maria Sharapova, Tennis

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Skylar Diggins, Basketball

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Maria Sharapova makes a fashion forward statement in an all white ensemble and nude pumps. She plays with textures and fabrics to bring all eyes on her. Skylar Diggins opts for a totally different, yet equally eye-catching look in a blue lace dress and unexpected neon pumps. Both ladies highlight their toned frames with waist-defining silhouettes.

Stylish Female Athletes: Evening Out

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Alex Morgan, Soccer

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Serena Williams, Tennis

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Let there be leg! Alex Morgan and Serena Williams are not shy about showing off their toned physiques. Morgan steps out in a silk, olive shirttail dress and strappy booties that highlight her legs. Williams opts for a fitted strapless dress and understated pumps, highlighting her curvy figure. Both ladies keep their accessories to a minimum, letting their luxe fabrics do the talking.

Stylish Female Athletes: Red Carpet Flare

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Danica Patrick, Nascar

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Lindsey Vonn, Skier

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Danica Patrick and Lindsey Vonn opt for playful summer styles on the red carpet. Patrick sports a strapless, printed number, which creates a statement all on its own. Vonn goes for a one-shoulder asymmetrical dress and nude heels. Both ladies sport soft makeup and delicate jewelry to complete their effortless summer styles.

Monday’s Muse: Lupita Nyong’o

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Breakout star, Lupita Nyong’o is undeniably talented. Just last night she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 12 Years a Slave, her first ever feature film. To top it all off, Lupita has received nothing but praise for her red carpet fashion. Not too shabby for a first timer.

What is Lupita Nyong’os style?

For Lupita Nyong’o, it did not require an oscar to get oscar-worthy attention. This fashion inspiration has graced magazine covers such as W Magazine, Dujour and Vanity Fair, and has been photographed looking flawless throughout an endless number of public appearances to promote her new film. With a model-like physique, it is her confidence, poise and perfectly fitting garments that really draw all eyes to her. Her dresses fit like a glove, her silhouettes are both modern and elegant, and her color choices leave her simply glowing. With a rainbow of red carpet outfits that look absolutely stunning against her dark complexion, we are turning to Lupita for bright eye-catching fashion inspiration.

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Lupita Nyong’o Style: Peachy Chic

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Shop the Look: Kenneth Cole New York Hilary Dress; Shashi Love Knot Bracelet; BCBG Paris Jaze Leopard d’Orsay Pumps; Serpui Marie Novo Modelo Clutch

 Lupita Nyong’o Style: Pop of Red

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Shop the Look: Milly Strapless Matte-Satin Jumpsuit; Nadri Pear Drop Earrings; Halogen Patent Leather Clutch; Alice + Olivia Polka-Dot Dina Pumps

Lupita Nyong’o Style: Feeling Blue

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Shop the Look: Burberry London Sleeveless Cutout Dress; Vince Camuto Horn Clutch; Juliet & Company Gold Pearl Studs; Nine West Tatiana Pump


Red Carpet Trends at the 2014 Grammy Awards

Grammy’s fashion is usually a bit more daring than other events during awards show season and this year was no different. Katy Perry channeled her musical roots quite literally on her Valentino Couture gown, Madonna arrived in a Ralph Lauren pantsuit (which was nearly identical to her son’s suit), and Daft Punk came in Saint Laurent, sporting their usual concealing helmets. Risk takers aside, there are some glamorous trends that are worth noting from Sunday night’s show. From plunging necklines to slinky sleeves, we are sharing our favorite fashion trends from the 2014 Grammy Awards.

Grammy Fashion Trends: Statement Sleeves

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Ciara in Pucci

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Rita Ora in Lanvin

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Ciara and Rita Ora proved sparkling sleeves can be a statement all in their own. Ciara complemented her pregnant lady glow with an equally glowing gown. Rita Ora opted for a sparkling knee-length dress and a conservative neckline. Both ladies went with soft, face-framing hair and minimal jewelry, letting their glittering dresses shine.

Grammy Fashion Trends: Plunging Necklines

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Miranda Lambert in Pamella Roland

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Alicia Keys in an Armani Privé Gown

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Miranda Lambert and Alicia Keys sported plunging necklines in bright solids for this year’s Grammy Awards. Miranda Lambert went for a red-hot look in her Pamella Roland gown and contrasting turquoise colored earrings. Alicia Keys wore a flattering cobalt blue Armani Privé gown and matching earrings. We love how both stars kept their necklines bare, letting the dramatic cuts of their dresses stand out.

Grammy Fashion Trends: Sexy & Strapless

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Anna Kendrick in Azzaro

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Chrissy Teigen in Johanna Johnson

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Anna Kendrick and Chrissy Teigen brought the drama to the Grammys with their sexy necklines. Anna Kendrick sported an unexpected strapless v-neck gown with crystal detailing on the bodice and a flirty slit. Chrissy Teigen went for head-to-toe gold in a revealing sweetheart neckline and an long skirt that trailed the floor. Both ladies completed their looks sultry curls and smokey eyes.

Monday’s Muse: Cate Blanchett

If you looked up “chic” in the dictionary it would say Cate Blanchett. Ok, maybe not, but we think it should. After picking up a Golden Globe for her role in Blue Jasmine, and an Academy Award nomination for ‘best actress,’ we will see a lot of Cate in the coming months, and we can’t wait. Her impeccable style has stood the test of time, and if the past is any predictor of the future, we will continue to witness an evolution of style that captures the latest trends while staying true to her own personal style.

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What is Cate Blanchett’s personal style? 

It was in 1998 that launched Cate Blanchett into stardom, when she was cast as the lead in Elizabeth. With a series of formfitting gowns that showed off her graceful figure and absolutely flawless skin, Cate instantly became an it-girl. Cate stays true to her elegant, sophisticated style. She highlights her slim waist in effortlessly chic attire and is not afraid to be sexy in a tasteful way. She is subtle with trends, yet certainly embraces them, wearing everything from flirty feminine lace frocks to colorblock menswear.

Cate Blanchett Style: Modern Simplicity

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Shop the Look: MILLY Stretch Tech Cotton Jumpsuit; Tasha Ornate Teardrop Earrings; Halogen Patent Leather Clutch; Enzo Angiolini Brodee High Heel Sandals

Cate Blanchett Style: Laidback Luxe

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Cate Blanchett Style: Feminine Appeal

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Shop the Look: Raquel Allegra Cocktail Dress; Kate Spade New York Small Square Stud Earrings; Vince Anya Asymmetrical Pumps


Red Carpet Style: Best Dressed Golden Globes 2014

The 2014 Golden Globe Awards this past weekend was nothing short of glamorous and entertaining, and as always, has made for some interesting water cooler talk around the office this week. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did not disappoint with some astute out-there jabs, our favorite one directed at Best Actor winner and “modelizer” Leonardo DiCaprio. Jokes aside, there was some seriously stylish fashion on the red carpet. Today we have rounded up some of our favorite looks from the show; From classic styles to modern designs, see why these ladies topped our best-dressed list. Let us know, who made your best or worst dressed list? 

Best Dressed Golden Globes 2014: Dark Glamour

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Emma Roberts in Lanvin mermaid cut gown

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Jessica Chastain in Givenchy Haute Couture gown

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There is nothing boring or basic about black. We love how Emma Roberts evoked old Hollywood sophistication in her off-the-shoulder Lanvin dress, simple clutch, pulled back hair and eye-catching chandelier earrings. Jessica Chastain went for curve hugging silhouette, opting for a sweetheart neckline and bold necklace. Both ladies complemented their refined looks with clean, pulled black hairstyles and minimal makeup.

Best Dressed Golden Globes 2014: Red Hot

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Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren Collection dress

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Amy Adams in Valentino

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Amy Adams channeled her American Hustle style in a revealing v-neck and bare back, and we are completely obsessed with this whole look! Lupita Nyong’o also stole the show in a slim fitting Ralph Lauren Collection dress that featured a modern cape. Both ladies kept their makeup and jewelry minimal, allowing their dresses to do the talking.

Best Dressed Golden Globes 2014: Modern Marvels

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Kerry Washington in Balenciaga

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Margot Robbie in a Gucci dress

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Kerry Washington proved nothing would stop her from topping best-dressed lists, even a pregnant belly. The style star wore a subtle gray dress and matching clutch with the perfect fabric detailing to flatter her figure. Newcomer Margot Robbie had all eyes on her in a simple, yet edgy cream gown that showed just enough skin without being too risqué. Both ladies completed their outfits with flawless makeup and face-framing hairstyles.

Red Carpet Glam: Celebs Love Their LBDs

This week was all about our favorite wardrobe staple: the little black dress. Today we are looking to some of Hollywood’s leading ladies for added inspiration. From edgy leather looks to leg-baring minis, these celebs sure know how to wear the LBD in-style. Not sure which look best suits you? See how these six women of various ages and styles put their own spin on the little black dress.

Little Black Dresses: A Little Leather

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Connie Bistro at the “All is Lost” premiere in NYC.

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Judy Greer at the “Carrie” premiere in Hollywood, CA.

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Connie Bistro and Judy Greer prove you don’t have to show a lot of leg to be sexy. Bistro rocks a form-fitting dress with leather panels for an edgy take on the classic LBD. Greer’s LBD features a simple, sleeveless top and bold leather bottom for a sporty, yet sophisticated look. Both women soften their edgier styles with bouncy, face-framing waves.

Little Black Dresses: All About Balance

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Allison Williams at the Elton John AIDS Foundation benefit in New York.

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Rumer Willis at the Bel-Air Film Festival in Westwood, California.

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Allison Williams and Rumer Willis both hit the red carpet in sleek and sexy floor-length gowns. Williams shows just the right amount of skin as she balances a high slit and bare shoulders with a more conservative neckline. Willis opts for an equally balanced look, sporting a deep v-neck and long sleeves.

Little Black Dresses: Hot Minis

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Sofia Vergara at the premiere of “We Are the Nobles” in L.A.

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Sandra Bullock at the London premiere of her movie, Gravity.

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Sofia Vergara and Sandra Bullock show off their legs in feminine mini dresses. Vergara sports a curve hugging fit-and-flare dress with semi-sheer black tights for a fun and flirty outfit. Bullock goes for a completely different look in a long sleeve lace mini and edgy black pumps.