SAG Awards: Blacks, Whites, and Neutrals

I saved this one for last, since after the Globes I really don’t have much more to say about a black dress.

Margot Robbie in Miu Miu

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This could have been nice except for the poor Muppet they stapled to her waist.

Alison Sudol in Miu Miu

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One of the most deceptively unflattering gowns I’ve ever seen. It looks perfectly fine, until you notice how the bodice chops up her torso it creates a bizarre illusion that she has rolls of fat.

Jackie Cruz in Rami Kadi

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Eh, this is technically a color I guess, but I missed it the first time around. It’s VERY Cinderella, down to the double headband.

Taryn Manning in Adrianna Papell

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She usually looks….a bit off kilter. This is definitely a simple, subtle win for her.

Laura Dern in Dior

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She has been so very boring this awards season. I used to get really excited to see what she would bring to the red carpet – lots of pattern and color, and always a precise fit. Recently she’s started to feel repetitive and dull.

Mary J. Blige in Jean-Louis Sabaji

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Fun! Reminds me a bit of Zendaya’s butterfly dress, and it definitely suffers by comparison.

Millie Bobby Brown in Calvin Klein by Appointment

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I kind of love this for her – she’s finally dressing more like her age. It’s a little Star Wars, a little Spice Girls, and wholly unique.

Yara Shahidi in Ralph Lauren Collection

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She s so stunning and has such interesting taste, that this was a let down for me. If you click to the right you’ll see what she wore to the SAG’s last year, which was one of my absolute favorite looks. This drab, black jumpsuit is a disappointment in comparison.

Tracee Ellis Ross in Ralph and Russo

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Yara’s TV mom looks fabulous as always. The ruby earrings and great red lip really elevate this.

Dakota Fanning in Prada

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Meh…this is another case of the dress wearing her. And the top isn’t even close to fitting.

Taylor Schilling in Diane Von Furstenberg

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I love DvF, but maybe she should stick to day-wear? This is boring and basic.

Kristen Bell in Yanina Couture, Reem Acra, and Reem Acra

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She wore bright pink on the red carpet, but opted for some basic black looks for her first ever hosting gig. These all look lovely and appropriate for the occasion, if not a little boring.

Beanie Feldstein in Kay Unger

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This is adorable – apparently Beanie wore her high school prom dress to walk her first big red carpet! She said ““I put it on and it fit, surprisingly maybe better than it did in high school! I looked at myself and I was like, WHAT!? and my mom and her best friend were just laughing so hard, like, ‘You have to wear it! There’s just no other dress that would be better”. As a frequent re-wearer of my prom dresses to formal occasions, I approve.

Natasha Lyonne in Proenza Schouler

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It’s always sad when a perfectly nice black dress is derailed by terrifying snake-like handcuffs.

Uzo Aduba in custom Christian Siriano

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Christian always does right by her, she looks stunning.

Yvonne Strahovski in Estar Abner

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Dear god, this is bad. I’m all for pockets in formal wear, but not when they look like they’ve been stapled on as a last-minute attempt to be “edgy”.

Madeline Brewer in Reem Acra

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I hate this non-color, but the red accessories are a nice and unexpected choice, and the pearly accents are pretty.

Laura Linney in J. Mendel

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I love this. The cascading feathers are so soothing and delightful.

Odeya Rush in Dior Haute Couture

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I would have bet money on this being Iris van Herpen, something about the laser cutting and the sharp lines. I like it, but it needs some accessories.


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