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What's Your Red Carpet Style?!

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.

 1. 1930s Blue Floral Lamé Evening Gown with Peplum Jacket

2. 1940s Coro Clear Stone Bracelet

3. Multicolor Rhinestone Clutch

4. Joseff of Hollywood Brass Rhinestone Bib Necklace

5. 1950s Copper Satin Evening Gown

6. 1960s Tiered Wool Gown with Fur Trim

7. Rhinestone Collar Necklace

8. Alexander McQueen Emerald Green Chiffon Gown with Belt

9. Josef Canary Yellow Beaded Clutch with Hobé Hardware

10. 1960s Multicolor Rhinestone Necklace

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.

 1. Lifetime Versace Navy Wet Look Evening Gown

2. Judith Leiber Rose and Butterfly Rhinestone Purse

3. De Lillo Lucite Cocktail Ring

4. Chado Ralph Rucci Ombré Pink Chiffon Gown

5. Pierre Cardin Couture Cocoon Gown

6. Caovilla Rhinestone Butterfly Mules

7. Barrera Hammered Silver Tone Cuff Bracelet

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!

1. Adolfo Polka Dot Strapless Gown 

2. Judith Leiber Brushed Gold Evening Bag

3. Donna Karan Black Jersey Gown with Gold Collar

4. Callaghan Purple Jersey Gown with Lucite Halter Neck

5. Kenneth Jay Lane Blue & Purple Rhinestone Chandelier Earrings

6. Kenneth Jay Lane Purple Rhinestone Drop Earrings

7. Nina Ricci Blue & Silver Netted Slingbacks

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.


 1. Yohji Yamamoto Diamond Grid Gown

2. Galanos Magenta Snakeskin Belt with Rhinestone Buckle

3. Trigere Silver Midcentury Collar

4. Cavalli Sheer Black & Gold Cascading Tulle Gown

5. Jacqueline de Ribes Tangerine Architectural Gown

6. Alex + Lee Mixed Media Braided Necklace

7. De Lillo Marbleized Amber Collar

8. Gucci Feather Beaded Earrings

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!

1. Christian Dior Haute Couture Lesage Embroidered Gown

2. Coppola e Toppo Attributed Collar Necklace

3. Norell Gold Sequined Mermaid Gown

4. Versace Black Satin Evening Gown

5. Gucci Beaded Snakeskin Motif Evening Purse

6. Chanel Gripoix Necklace

7. 1980s Enamel and Rhinestone Tiger Set

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!

  • Angelika Sjostrom
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Comments on this post ( 2 )

  • Jul 22, 2016

    I `m writting from Spain,congratulatiòns for your page and blog,but I`would like to have the meassures in centimetres and metres,that would be easier for european buyers.Congratulations again¡¡

    — Covadonga trava marcote

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