Style Savvy Tips

Fashion 101: Staying true to your body shape

The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards aired last night, filling our screens with old and new Hollywood glamour. It’s always exciting to see what Celebs are wearing on the red carpet at these glamorous events, and it inspired me to share some of my own style tips.

I’ve worn many hats, personal stylist being one of them. I don’t claim to be an expert in every field, but I’ve learned a lot of valuable info over my 20 plus years in the entertainment industry. When it comes to fashion, I’ve learned that as long as you stay true to your body shape and choose wardrobe that flatters it…you’ll always look fabulous. Another thing I’ve learned is that their are no true guide lines to follow when it comes to fashion because it’s just one of many creative outlets for us to express ourselves through. There’s no real right or wrong when it comes to patterns and colors either…but a bad fit can come off as tacky.

The fashion world is comprised of designers and fashionistas who like to follow trends, and/or create their own. Some fashionistas like to rock all expensive designer labels, while others just rock whatever suits their mood that day…like me. I call myself a “fashion chameleon” because I tend to let my moods depict my daily fashion. Don’t get me wrong, I do like to rock a designer label now and then too, but I also love to save money and pay my bills on time… so I don’t make it a habit. With that being said, here are my Golden Globes red carpet hits and misses:

Red Carpet Hits:

These ladies all looked stunning in their gorgeous gowns. Their stylists chose the best colors and cuts for their figures, making them some of the best dressed women on the red carpet.

Helen Mirren- In Dolce & Gabbana Katie Cassidy Viola Davis- In Donna Karen Atelier Kate Beckinsale- In Elie Saab Allison Williams- In Armani Prive Julia Goldani Telles
Kate Hudson- In Versace
Katie Cassidy
Viola Davis- In Donna Karen Atelier
Kate Beckinsale- In Elie Saab
Allison Williams- In Armani Prive
Julia Goldani Telles
Photo credit: E! Online

Red Carpet Misses:

Unfortunately the stylists for these ladies missed the mark… to say it nicely. Tina Fey’s dress looked like it was hiding an upside down petticoat while Claire Danes’ dress was just busy in all the wrong places. I would’ve liked her dress much more for a daytime luncheon. Giuliana Rancic looked like her limo was late so she missed her 1986 prom, and happened to stumble upon the Golden Globes red carpet.

Guess she would need a time machine for that though, so we’ll just chalk it up to a bad styling choice. Rosamund Pike’s dress was meant for a more curvaceous waist. Word of advice, don’t wear cutout dresses unless you have the figure for it. I think she would’ve looked much better in a flowing pale lavender gown…with no cutouts of course.  Julianne Moore was ready for a disco, while Keira Knightly would’ve fit in nicely on the old HBO show Big Love .  All these designs were very unflattering for these women’s body shapes.

Tina Fey Claire Danes- In Valentino Giuliana Rancic- In Maria Lucia Hohan Rosamund Pike- In Vera Wang Julianne Moore- In Givenchy Couture Keira Knightly- In Chanel Photo Credit- E! Online
Tina Fey
Claire Danes- In Valentino
Giuliana Rancic- In Maria Lucia Hohan
Rosamund Pike- In Vera Wang
Julianne Moore- In Givenchy Couture
Keira Knightly- In Chanel
Photo Credit- E! Online

Best Figure flattering gowns:

These gowns weren’t necessarily my favorites, but when it came to matching their body shapes…these women were winning. Helen Mirren rocked her gown at the age of 69, better than some of the A-listers half her age. Both color and fit were on point!

Jennifer Lopez usually hits the mark with fit-flattering gowns. She’s definitely part of the fabulous forties crew, but let’s be honest…we all know what she’s working with and have seen her “golden globes” showcased often on the red carpet. I would love for her to surprise us for once and wear something that leaves a little more to the imagination.

Diane Kruger served us some seriously fabulous “Old Hollywood” glam in a silver gown reminiscent of  Marilyn Monroe fab. The fit definitely hit the mark too.

Shaun Robinson’s dress was a little loud for my taste, but her stylist got it right by picking a dress to fit her thin frame well. I like Jessica Chastain’s sleek hairstyle more than I do her dress, but it was definitely a great fit on her. Same goes for Katherine Heigl.

Helen Mirren- In Dolce & Gabbana Jennifer Lopez- In Zuhair Murad Diane Kruger Shaun Robinson Jessica Chastain- In Atelier Versace Katherine Heigl- In Zac Posen
Helen Mirren- In Dolce & Gabbana
Jennifer Lopez- In Zuhair Murad
Diane Kruger
Shaun Robinson
Jessica Chastain- In Atelier Versace
Katherine Heigl- In Zac Posen
Photo Credit: E! Online

Best color choices:

These two ladies…and one young lady, rocked some beautifully flattering colors on the carpet. Lupita Nyong’o looked ethereal and regal in her purple gown, while the adorable Quvenzhane Wallis wore a very pretty and age appropriate purple and white dress.

Although her dress wasn’t my Fave, I must give Naomi Watts “props” for stepping outside of the box with her amazing diamond snake necklace.

Lupita Nyong'o- In Giambattista Valli Couture Quvenzhane Wallis- In Giorgio Armani Naomi Watts- In Gucci
Lupita Nyong’o- In Giambattista Valli Couture
Quvenzhane Wallis- In Giorgio Armani
Naomi Watts- In Gucci
Photo Credit: E! Online

An “A” for effort:

These three ladies gave it their best shot…I think. Jenna Dewan-Tatum rocked a dress with one too many layers draping her small frame. She was one of many celebs who rocked an overly-draped dress like this. I do like the color on her though, and I would’ve liked the dress better without the upper layer.

Chrissy Teigen was glowing, but her equally radiant gown was better suited for someone with more curves. Her lack of hips are a common ‘body type’ amongst models, and an A-line dress could’ve given her the illusion of curves.

Now before you question my judgement…this is actually the best overall red carpet look I’ve seen on Lena Dunham. I love that she’s a fellow creator/writer who took a chance and now has a top HBO show named “Girls”. I’m also happy that her glam squad is getting closer to hitting the mark…they just need to get better in the illusionary waist department. You glow Lena!

Jenna Dewan-Tatum- In Carolina Herrera Chrissy Teigen- In Zuhair Murad Lena Dunham- In Zac Posen
Jenna Dewan-Tatum- In Carolina Herrera
Chrissy Teigen- In Zuhair Murad
Lena Dunham- In Zac Posen
Photo Credit: E! Online

Winning Tuxes:

Although the red carpet tuxes are never as exciting as the gowns, this collage put together by E! definitely showcases five of the top male looks of the night. These dapper men were looking great and totally owning it.

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