Celebrity Red Carpet Fashions

Best of 2013~ Best Dresses of the Year

From dresses with sexy slits to sensational gowns with dramatic flowing trains, 2013 have given us a plethora of color, embroidery and pretty prints. The red carpet was filled with celebrities like Taylor Swift, Kerry Washington and Jennifer Lawrence topping best dressed lists everywhere while sending fashion editors rushing to snatch up these gowns for future trend pieces in their fashion spreads. Here's a wrap up of the twelve show-stopping dresses that grabbed the most attention on the red carpet this year! 

Which of the twelve gowns were your favorites?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Hayden Panettiere in Roberto Cavalli at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Hayden Panettiere walked the red carpet for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards wearing this beautiful strapless, blush Roberto Cavalli mermaid gown featuring intricate ruched detailing.

The Nashville star accessorized her ensemble with Forevermark diamonds and a bubblegum pink Kotur clutch.

Soft loose waves and a glowing complexion completed her effortless look.

Hayden is hit or miss on the red carpet, but she has proved that she is becoming quite a natural with her style.

 

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Michelle Dockery in Alexandre Vauthier at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Michelle Dockery walked the red carpet at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards in this captivating white Alexandre Vauthier gown featuring an intricate gold bodice.

The Downton Abbey star styled her look with gold and emerald jewels and a gold clutch, but I am puzzled by her burgundy shoes. I cannot decide if I like them and appreciate her bold choice or hope that she had worn a metallic shoe instead.

Wavy tresses and a nude lip provided the finishing touches.

How do you feel about Michelle's red carpet look?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Olivia Munn in Giorgio Armani at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Olivia Munn walked the red carpet in this striking strapless Giorgio Armani column gown that featured a turquoise shimmering bodice and sleek navy skirt.

The Newsroom star accented her look with glittering Chopard gems, a silver elongated clutch and heels both by Armani.

A classic up-do and nude lip finished her ensemble.

What do you think about Olivia's red carpet look?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards

Amanda Seyfried walked the red carpet for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards wearing this beautiful sleeveless, nude Givenchy gown featuring a tuxedo collar and illusion lace paneling.

Soft tumbling waves and a barely there makeup added the finishing touches to her romantic look.

What do you think of Amanda's ensemble?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Best of 2012~ Best Dresses of the Year

From leg baring sheer gowns, to sensational dresses with flowing trains, 2012 have given us a plethora of color, embroidery, sequins and lace. The red carpet was filled with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence topping best dressed lists everywhere and sent fashion editors rushing to snatch up these gowns for future trend pieces in their fashion spreads. Here's a wrap up of the twelve show-stopping dresses that grabbed the most attention on the red carpet this year! 

Which of the twelve gowns were your favorites?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2013 RTW: Vera Wang

The goddess of New York femininity stays true to her soft roots in her latest Spring collection. Like many other designers this season, extreme, bold colors seem to be the bond that holds the collection together. Reemerging this season with Vera Wang is the trend of lace and embroidered pieces, a staple for the designer that loves anything romantic and delicate. 

With Vera Wang, her clothes generally seem to take their shape with interesting forms and style lines. When this isn't the case, they tend to remain strikingly simple, allowing the fabrication to convey the feeling behind the piece. Amidst the spectrum of colors displayed in the show, is an electric yellow dress, free of complex engineering or patternmaking. The effortless silhouette is transformed into true fashion because of the alluring textile choice, allowing for a sexy, sheer look without coming near tasteless.

 

 

Whites and other neutral ensembles break up the flashy color story here and there, continuing their graceful personas. Here, along with a heavily embroidered skirt, is a simple top that is made interesting with a plunging neckline. The neckline is a curious addition, severe in nature, a contrast to the calm and serene flow of the other looks. It is a welcome addition to spice things up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Finally, I thought it would be a crime to not mention several of these icy blue looks, a color that seems to have been vacant from Spring for quite some time. Notice the classic neckline and the flattering shape of the positioning of shoulders and armholes that takes something standard and transcends it with a gorgeous fabric choice.

What are your thoughts on the collection? Let the Fashion Wrap Up team and me know, and be sure to follow us on Twitter!

Kristen Stewart in Balenciaga at the On The Road New York Screening

Kristen attended the New York screening of On The Road in this stylish mixed separates ensemble. Her look consisted of a silk camisole topped with a white Balenciaga button-down paired with black A.L.C. cropped pants.

She added mixed bangles and Jimmy Choo sandals to complete her striking look.

Smoky eyes, nude lip and a half-up, half-down hairstyle added to Kristen's sultry style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looks like the single life is working well for the actress. What do you think of her ensemble?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Amy Adams in Marchesa at The Master Toronto Film Festival Premiere

Amy walked the red carpet for the premiere of The Master at the Toronto Film Festival wearing this sensational, slim-fitting, black Marchesa gown featuring voluminous ribbon details across the body.

The actress coupled her look with pointy toed, Jimmy Choo heels, a VBH clutch and Yosi Harari jewels.

A gorgeous low braided bun and pink lip completed her red carpet look.

What do you think of Amy's look? Do you love her dress?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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Vanity Fair's 2012 Style Issue Gets Two Cover Stars

Vanity Fair gave us a preview of its 73rd International Best-Dressed list today with the top spot going to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge again for the second year in a row. The Duchess has gained worldwide recognition for recycling fashions and wearing accessible brands. Catherine also knows how to make a glamorous entrance wearing stunning, figure flattering gowns to charity galas and red carpet events, and she does it all effortlessly.

The Duchess will appear on the cover of the magazine's September issue available at newsstands, but it's Oscar nominee, Jessica Chastain's cover that will be delivered to subscribers' mailboxes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica made the list for reasons none other than her elegance and striking red-carpet looks including wearing breathtaking designs from Zac Posen, Gucci and Elie Saab.

Other style stars on this year's list include fashion designers, models and a bevy of royals: Stella McCartney, Diane Kruger, Alice + Olivia designer, Stacey Bendet, Erika  Bearman aka Oscar PR Girl, Jay Z, Matt Lauer and Prince Harry.

Which cover do you prefer? Who would you have liked to see make the list?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Vanity Fair, Zimbio, People

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