I know, I know, I’m late to the party, but I just wasn’t really motivated to talk red carpet fashion yesterday. Mostly because I was bored by all the nude and sparkle (save for a few who really pulled it off – ahem Isla Fisher), and quite frankly, it’s been a while since I really cared enough to post about red carpet. Usually the live tweeting is exhausting enough! But, after taking the time to peruse all the looks, I realized there was one absolutely worth mentioning in my book – black deco.
Kate Hudson is always a favorite of mine, and when I saw her last night, I thought the neckline on her McQueen dress was simply stunning. It wasn’t until browsing through the rest of the looks that I realized I was gravitating not only towards black, but dresses that were rocking some deco detailing. Who would have thought I’d be mentioning Helen Mirren here? But, her Badgley Mischka really stood out to me as perfectly edgy yet age appropriate in a style similar to Kate’s with the wait detail and embellishment around the color.
Funny enough – it wasn’t until I put this post together that I discovered that my two runner-ups for best deco style were wearing the exact same designers as the two frontrunners. Nicole Kidman was also sporting a McQueen dress that – on a less classy dame – could have seemed a little edgy for the red carpet. And, Emily Deschanel also donned a Badgley Mischka with some gorgeous little sleeve detailing (love her big rings too).
Perhaps I’ve just grown tired of poofs and sparkles and mermaid cuts and ladies trying too hard, but these looks seem just right to me. That said, I will note that when it came to color, these gals did me proud, too.
That icy aqua has just the right amount of ‘look at me’ without trying to hard. Simple and stunning.