Monday, 30 January 2012

Monochrome with a dash of colour

That's what I thought about the dresses from the SAG awards this weekend. Looking through the photos from the red carpet, there was so many black and white dresses, with only a small few opting for a daring hue. From Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who were both wearing black outfits. 

Brad opting for the classic black tux, which looked very dapper (what else can a man wear to an awards ceremony?) 

Angelina was wearing a classic black halter neck dress by designer Jenny Packham; a British designer who specialises in bridal gowns and ready to wear, has pulled this little number out of the bag. The beautiful draped neckline accentuates Angelina's bust which suits her very well. Which echos the drape at the back of the dress, showing off her beautifully toned back and tattoos of course.

Along with 'Brangelina' many celebrities from opted for monochrome, from 'Glee' star Lea Michele and Heather Morris to Kelly Osbourne and Tilda Swinton. 

Firstly, Tilda Swintons white Lanvin gown looked gorgeous on her tall frame, with the gold bangle it just set off the outfit. To me it resembles Greek goddesses from the colour to the shape, with the plunging neckline and long sleeves. Tilda is in the minority of women who can successfully pull off this shape of dress and she does it so well!

Next up was this beautiful Badgley Mischka dress which Kelly Osbourne wore for the evening. This dress, I can't explain how much I love it. It fits Kelly perfectly, with the cinched in waist and the higher neckline, shows off a bit of sophistication. The snowy white colour is quite beautiful against her already pale skin, I really think this is the perfect dress for Miss Osbourne. 

Lastly in a very light grey, is Lea Michele in a Versace dress, it is a very daring cut, with a slit that goes very high up her thigh. Which works really well with the detail at the top of the dress and the fact it is one shouldered just adds to the diagonal shape of this gown. I think the dress would have been better if there was not such a high slit, if one at all as it has caused a bit of controversy for this prestigious event. Her accessories match amazingly well with the dress, as it adds a bit of glitz to the already glamorous dress. (minus the bare leg on show)

Here are a few of the black dresses, as there were so many of them I have only picked three. 

The first one is Emma Stone in a gorgeous Alexanda McQueen dress. In any other colour this dress would be too much, and be cast aside with the other terrible dresses, however in black it makes it a lot simpler and elegant. The feather covered bust adds a bit of personality to the outfit, along with her matching bag and shoes. I love this outfit! 

Moving onto Heather Morris from Glee, with this LITTLE number. I mean tiny, with the mix of short and leather, I'm not sure if this dress was the right pick for these awards. It looks as if she has taken a black dress from her wardrobe and added a piece of black chiffon on the top.

Finally Ashley Simpson, in another Jenny Packham dress. I do prefer the dress Angelina wore however this one has it's good points, such as the perfect evening gown; long, sparkly and has some sort of arm covering. I really like the netting over the top of the dress, I think it adds a rocky edge to the outfit.

All in all I think the best dressed was of course Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Followed by a close second by Emma Stone. Well done guys...well I mean your stylists. 



  1. I think Kelly Osbourne looks really good, and Emma Stone just looks beautiful in anything!xxx

    1. She really does, she's one of those girls who could wear a black plastic bag and still look stunning! xx

  2. monochrome is always a winner. Great round up x