With the holiday season winding down, it only means one thing: red carpet style is revving up! At The Way We Wore, this is definitely our favorite time of year! It’s when we all gather around the fashion websites and salivate over our favorite red carpet looks for three months straight! The challenge is always deciding who does it best? We’re inundated with so many beautiful women in stunning gowns that it’s impossible to choose.
With this weekend's Golden Globes ceremony kicking off award's season, we’ve put together some of our favorite red carpet style looks. Read on for inspiration (and some instant gratification--this story is totally shoppable!).
Old Hollywood Glamour
This one is a no-brainer! Give us a jaw-dropping beauty (ahem, Angelina Jolie), a slinky 1930s bias cut gown, throw in a rhinestone clutch, and bam! Hollywood bombshell. For this look, we also think of super babe Scarlett Johansson who always rocks a glamorous red carpet moment, and Marion Cotillard, consistently exuding the sweet sexiness of silent film-era starlets like Clara Bow and Marion Davies.
Modern Classic Beauty
Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson: these women have mastered the art of modern red carpet style and glamour. Clean, simple silhouettes, muted palettes, and elegant embellishment are the hallmarks of their stunning red carpet looks.
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Young Hollywood Starlet
We’ve had our eye on young starlets who walk the red carpet like fashion veterans, dressing with vibrant, energetic elegance. Jennifer Lawrence, who’s been rocking Dior like nobody’s business, shows that gowns and statement jewelry can be effortless and chic. We love Dakota Johnson’s balance of sexiness and classic glamour. And, ever since Alicia Vikander came on the scene, we’re always in eager anticipation of what rad, bohemian look she’ll deliver!
Edgy and Daring
Tilda Swinton. Need we say more?! Year after year, Tilda fulfills our craving for exciting, original, and daring red carpet looks. Often fusing fashion with architecture, her style brings an element of originality and energy to the red carpet without too much fuss. Rooney Mara is another star who’s red carpet style is original, a little moody, but always outstanding.
The Fashion Muse
Oh, to be a fly on the wall when Julianne Moore and Tom Ford, Michelle Williams and Nicolas Ghesquière, and Sarah Jessica Parker and, well any designer ever, get together! The designer-muse relationship has always been an exciting evolution to watch (think of Yves Saint Laurent and Loulou de la Falaise, Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn), and that still holds up today. Sarah Jessica Parker’s Oscar De La Renta gown at the Met Gala in 2014 was the ultimate homage to the designer-muse relationship, and there’s no doubt we’d love to see more of that red carpet style during this awards season!
What’s your favorite red carpet style?! Leave a comment and tell us what you would wear or what you'd like to see more of. We are here to make your fantasy a reality: shop online at thewaywewore.com as well as our storefront on 1stDibs.com to find the killer red carpet looks you’re dreaming of!