Gone are the days when gowns were the only red-carpet option for women. Sure, we still have Cate Blanchett’s impeccable head-to-toe nude and Lupita’s plunging baby blue. But last night’s awards also saw a sea of tuxes.

Tuxes at the Oscars

Image via Fashionista

The designer of choice? Saint Laurent. Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres wore three different Saint Laurent tuxes. Ellen Page looked edgy and cool dressed in the brand, too. As did Kourtney Kardashian. (Saint Laurent outfitted white-hot Jared Leto as well.)

Of course, Yves Saint Laurent has been a red-carpet staple for years, dressing the likes of Diane Kruger in glamorous gowns. But under the helm of Hedi Slimane, the brand is far more casual.

What would that mean for the women of this year’s red carpet, the public wondered? Thanks to Fashionista, the answer is now clear: suits. “Saint Laurent has become the definitive source for cool-yet-elegant, well-tailored suiting.”

Sounds like awards shows just got a whole lot more comfortable.

Read more on Fashionista.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

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March 3, 2014

BLG-1386 Boutique-Support--Dresses-by-PersonalityPersonal style? It’s about more than being trendy. I’m a firm believer it should mirror your personality, too. So whether you’re a hopeless romantic or a go-with-the-flow type, peep the best prints, colors, and shapes that will convey your character at first (stylish) glance.

The Total Classic: They’re called classics for a reason. LBDs, seamed sheaths, and asymmetrical silhouettes can carry you from day to night effortlessly.

The Romantic: Soft tones, sweetheart necklines, and floral prints? Just style with a simple clutch and classic flat sandal, then let date night commence.

The Modernist: Chevron prints, colorblocked minis, and bold stripes will put you on the fashion front lines.

The Queen of the Evening: Floor-length gowns, intricate detailing, and dress-up fabrics like silk and chiffon will have you red-carpet ready in no time.

The Glamour Girl: For your next night on the town, break out the fitted, the sequined, and the (oh-so-sultry) bold hues. Paint the town red.

The Free Spirit: All you need to achieve the hippie-chic look? A high-low hem, breezy maxi, or tie-dyed print.

Our It’s a Match: Dresses by Personality Boutique opens Friday, April 5, at 11AM ET.

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

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April 5, 2013

Before she was the object of a million girl crushes, we knew Jennifer Lawrence as that blonde bombshell in red at the 2011 Academy Awards. It was her first Oscar nomination, and instead of going the expected route of ultra-glam starlet, Jennifer was surprisingly laid-back, leaving her hair down in beachy waves and keeping the accessories to a minimum.

It’s a look that totally stuck out in my memory. And even better – it’s 100% re-creatable for us non-red-carpet folks. Here’s what you’ll need:

Get the Look

The obvious place to start? With that gorgeous red dress. And we have it here, in our Calvin Klein Collection Women Boutique, opening Wednesday, March 20, at 11AM ET.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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March 20, 2013

My biggest takeaway from the 2013 Oscars? The backward necklace is taking Hollywood by storm. Worn by both Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway on the big night, this trend is definitely one to try.

While it may seem intimidating – red-carpet spotlight and all – it’s actually really easy to slip into your accessories routine. As I see it, there are two differing approaches.

Backwards Necklace

Go for the wow factor.
I love a bolder necklace paired with a V-cut back. The necklace slips right into the backline, perfectly complementing the shape and adding some seriously unexpected bling. Go with an updo for this look – with accessories like this, you’ll want to show them off.

Keep it simple.
A delicate chain is a lovely addition to a dress with a simple back. Jennifer Lawrence opted for this look with a straight-backed gown, and the result was a subtle draped effect. Hair up or hair down – this look is understated enough that it works with both.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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March 11, 2013

New York Magazine: The Cut, recounting an incredibly adorable red carpet explanation from Quvenzhané Wallis:

We Couldn't Have Said It Better

Even though everyone has been buzzing about Jennifer Lawrence, Quvenzhané Wallis totally stole my heart with her Oscar antics and hallmark puppy purse (and I’m sure I’m not alone). Because, seriously – if you’re walking the red carpet, sparkles are the only way to go.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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March 1, 2013

Red Carpet

Awards season is officially here, and after last night’s Golden Globes, it’s safe to say it started with a bang. While the night’s top moments belonged to Les Misérables, Ben Affleck’s Argo, and one very glittery Jodie Foster, let’s be honest – the red carpet was the real star of the show. Here are some of my favorite looks:

Claire Danes: The Homeland star looked gorgeous in a bold red Versace gown. Totally flattering and structured in just the right places, this gown made the brand new mom one of the best-dressed of the night. (And yes, you heard right – she’s just a month removed from giving birth.)

Anne HathawayBefore picking up the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture award, the Les Misérables star arrived in a sparkling white Chanel gown. The sleek, slim-cut shape was femme without frills – a perfect counterpoint to her pixie cut.

Jessica AlbaPerhaps one of the forgotten best-dressed of the night, Jessica Alba showed up in a strapless coral number and a blingy statement necklace. I loved the coloring – with her complexion, she pulled off that coral easily.

Kerry WashingtonIt’s not hard to make the Django Unchained star look beautiful, and when she opted for a neutral Miu Miu & Chopard gown, she reminded us that sometimes simpler is in fact better. Shimmery embellishments and some saucy sheer accents upgraded the straight shape, making the simple gown into something eye-catching.

Some other favorites: Taylor Swift looked surprisingly grown-up in a purple Donna Karan Atelier gown, Olivia Munn aimed for understated in a Giorgio Armani number, and Julianne Hough went all-out with cascading gold studs. After an ultra glamorous night like this, there’s only one thing to say – awards season, I missed you. (Only 41 days until the Oscars!)

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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January 14, 2013

golden globes

We’re anxiously awaiting the Golden Globes this weekend – if only to see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host – so to prep ourselves for all the red-carpet coverage (while looking like we should have been the hosts of E! Fashion Police), we’re following these Pinterest boards all week long.

1. Marie Claire has rounded up 2012’s best red-carpet looks in one inspiring board.

2. You can bet we’ll have our eyes glued to this Award Show Style pinboard from Glamour magazine.

3. The amount of Golden Globe glamour is seriously dreamy.

4. We can’t forget about the perfectly put-together hairstyles that grace every red carpet. Hello, new resolution for 2013.

5. Before we tune in, we’re making sure we’re on top of the celebrity gossip that every red-carpet reporter is sure to reference.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.  

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January 8, 2013

Last night marked the official start of awards season, and the stars of the small screen were out in full force. Amid the glitz and glamour that the red carpet is known for, there were a variety of looks that caught our eye. (Claire Dane’s yellow Lanvin number had us speechless.) But she wasn’t the only one drawing attention, according to Beauty High:

For the 64th Annual Emmy Awards we saw a lot of different trends on the red carpet, from neutral nails highlighted on E!’s Mani Cam to nude lips, smokey eyes, and a whole lot of big, tousled hair. While various shades of yellow, burgundy, and seafoam ruled the dress trends on the red carpet, we had our eye on who was doing what in terms of beauty.

Our favorite looks? Julianne Moore was absolutely stunning, from head to toe. Allison Williams of HBO’s Girls practically glowed in her emerald ensemble – we loved her bold eyes and relaxed updo, too. And, of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Zooey Deschanel and her amazing television nail art.

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September 24, 2012