2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet Tops And Flops

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They say we shouldn’t ignore the 2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet as our beloved celebrities might take some sartorial risks as the event is not very highlighted in the media… Everywhere there’s a Red Carpet, there’ll be plenty of media, methinks, but let’s stop for a moment and look at the SAG dresses!

The mandatory length was floor sweeping with the occasional leg slit but overall safe, borderline boring looks. To my greatest surprise, Alicia Vikander made yet another smart style move, as counseled by her model-turned-stylist Victoria Sekrier. A Louis Vuitton sequined patchwork dress. Beautiful choice, beautiful lady, crossing my fingers for the Oscars night!

2016 SAG awards Red Carpet

2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet dresses Alicia Vikander Viola Davis

Viola Davis in Zac Posen was a dream! Even her eyeshadow was just as lavender as her dress! The only thing I might regret is her curly hair – too much slick in her appearance, even if the dress demands for a polished look, I think a curly natural do would’ve been just the right amount of perfect – what do you think ladies?

2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet dress Anna Faris

See also: Viola Davis stole my heart at the Golden Globes too!

Anna Faris in her red Naeem Khan dress? How amazing was she? Sweet, smiling, with the mandatory leg slit in a beautiful shirt-like maxi dress! I loved her look and especially her back v-décolleté: so chic! Helen Mirren perfectly glowing in a silver Jenny Packham – something of a safe dress, but considering Dame Mirren’s age (I wish I will be just as beautiful when I’ll reach my 70s!), it all becomes instantly edgy and all sorts of amazing!

2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet dresses Helen Mirren Nicole Kidman

Let’s stop a moment and discuss Nicole Kidman’s Gucci dress: what a gorgeous sight for sorrowed fashion eyes! Nicole was dressed in a drawing at the 2016 SAG Awards! I hope she will choose more of this ethereal style as it really sweetens her statuesque appearance! Oh, and Laverne Cox in Prabal Gurung – beautiful! Yet another perfect example of how draped fabric can soften a strong look, such as Laverne’s. The color was highly complimenting and the silver accessories very on-point! A special mention for Sola Bamis whose Lola Wusu dress was atop of many worst dressed lists – it really made my evening! Bright and happy, original and unconventional, thank you Sola!

2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet dresses Laverne Cox Sola Bamis

See also: A quick view on last year’s SAG Red Carpet!

Safely moving on to gowns I haven’t been impressed with (stars who could’ve done so much better, in my opinion, yet they settled with something buried deep in the ordinary on the 2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet!): Rooney Mara in black Valentino dress (I kept looking at her, waiting for her to change into a Red Carpet worthy dress. Oh well!), Naomi Watts in blue Burberry dress (could’ve been, would’ve been, should’ve been, yet it wasn’t).

2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet dresses Rooney Mara Naomi Watts

Queen Latifah’s black sequined Michael Costello dress (so perfect, it almost didn’t feel like Queen Latifah at all), Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Couture black lace dress (umm… that sweet face and that dramatic gown don’t work together, sweetie).

2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet dresses Queen Latifah Rachel McAdams

Kate Winslet’s green Giorgio Armani dress (it’s great to have a personal style and stick to it, but when people are constantly under the impression that you keep wearing the same dress over and over again, it feels odd), Joanne Froggat’s Burberry dress (seriously, maybe Burberry just wasn’t cut for the SAG Awards? Did you ever consider that?).

2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet dresses Kate Winslet Joanne Froggatt

Christina Ricci’s Christopher Kane dress (might’ve been lovely, despite the bib-like bodice – yet it all went south because of the bib-like hair), Amanda Peet’s Narciso Rodriguez dress (a more structured bodice would help you more than this bra-less look), Laura Prepon Carmen Marc Valvo Couture dress (am I the only one missing the wedding veil to complete this bridal look?).

2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet dresses Christina Ricci Amanda Peet Laura Prepon

Kathryn Hahn in Giorgio Armani black dress (yes, but not quite right) Sophie Turner in Carolina Herrera (beautiful but so flat on all accounts), Amy Poehler’s Stella McCartney black dress shocked me less than her hair, actually while Sarah Hyland was too serious in her blue J. Mendel leg slit dress.

2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet dresses Kathryn Hahn Sarah Hyland Amy Poehler

See also: What they wore on last year’s Oscars Red Carpet!

Claire Danes in Stella McCartney (always the same silhouette – always the same ‘too flat’ observation), Sofia Vergara’s Vera Wang pink gown made me forcefully compare lovely Sofia with Jessica Rabbit, Marisa Tomei in Zuhair Murad Couture dress (yet again another age group’s dress, Marisa! Too young for the Critics Choice, too old for the SAG, hopefully the Oscars will fall right in-between).

2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet dresses Claire Danes Sofia Vergara Marisa Tomei

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Saving the best for last, right? Unlike Eva Longoria who put everything on display in a green Julian Macdonald dress (the back of the gown is just as ‘dressed’ as the front!). Oh, and in case you’re asking what I had to say about Julianne Moore – let’s just consider I respect her too much to enter a debate about her Geevenchee! oh, oh ,oh! I almost forgot Alison Brie’s Versace gown – such a huge risk that didn’t pay off at all! (images getty)

2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet dresses Eva Longoria Julianne Moore Alison Brie

UPDATE: for all the special reasons in the world, there goes Susan Sarandon who makes a different kind of statement on the 2016 Screen Guild Awards Red Carpet and stage. One of fearlessness, of life and joy!

2016 SAG Awards Red Carpet Susan Sarandon tux cleavage


#1 Theodora on 02.01.16 at 11:44 am

Alicia was exceptionally good looking I think. Great dress, reminds me a Gustav Klint ‘s painting, who incidentally is one of my favourite painters.
The blue Versace’s gown looks much better than I ever could imagined it would on a red carpet, not that I like that overtly designed monstrosity, not at all, but she is working the hell out of it.Between the nautical knots on the front and the back pack strap on the back I think it has a nautical “thing” there. Kind of shipwreck fabulosity.
I am fine with Kate Winslet choice, Lovely art deco style neckline.
Sofia is doing a “Sofia’s thing”, Kind of boring at this point. She looks like 200 other latina stars, or maybe the 200 latina stars look like her now ? I dont know.
I absolutely ADORE Christina Ricci’s dress. This coming from a woman who hates lace and “plissé”, so imagine my surprise . The fitting is perfection and those cuts on the hips/waist are really flattering.
I want to love Juliane Moore dress but it gives the belly area is too unflaterring.
Nicole’s dress is beautiful and the tromp l’oil details make it really unique. Lovely colour for her skin tone.

#2 Theodora on 02.01.16 at 2:22 pm

Also ; Susan Sarandon was smashing in that white tuxedo. I only hope I look that good at 69!!

#3 kpriss on 02.02.16 at 12:17 am

oh, Gosh! I should’ve brought Susan in! she’s so bold and she nails it sooo good! It’s an inspiration to so many women who forget that having more than one kid (or 4, like Susan) doesn’t put an end to life and surely doesn’t make us less women! Go Susan! Yes! I’ll update with her, thank you Theodora!

#4 Theodora on 02.02.16 at 3:19 am

Thank you. It was very nice from you .

#5 kpriss on 02.03.16 at 1:52 am

Thank you for pointing it out! ‘… the fact is that without you, neither the Universe…’ ^_^

#6 Cate on 02.03.16 at 4:02 am

Helen Mirren looks fantastic – I wish she would get a vogue cover. 2016 could be the turning point – maybe. Anna Faris; Sola Bamis; & Viola Davis – love their individuality & also their craft. Admiring Alicia Vikander is too easy as she is the princess this year – she looks beautiful. I really like Naomi Watts & Rachel McAdams ‘ frocks – very beautiful in my eyes. Onto the next show ….

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