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January 13, 2012  | by: Kristine Hoang

Fashion at the Critics' Choice Awards

The Critics’ Choice Awards saw Hollywood-worthy gowns and sleek buns typical of awards shows, but this year actresses kept the glamour on the minimal: little sparkle, natural make-up, and understated jewelry seemed to be the core “look” of the stars who celebrated great film last night. If you missed the show, no need to fret: we’ve put together an abridged (respectively) trend roundup of yesterday’s award show.

Dresses with Low V-Cuts

Octavia Spencer, Michelle Phillips, Berenico Bejo

Actresses Octavia Spencer and Busy Phillips sported low v-cut dresses last night, much like Michelle Williams (in a black and white Chanel gown) and Berenico Bejo – wife of Best Director Award winner Michel Hazanavicius (though, it looked like Michel already walked into the event with a glamorous award– yes, his wife!)

The Little Black Dress

Kirsten Dunst, Rachel Evan Wood, Charlize Theron

It’s an understood rule in fashion that the little black dress never fails, and the Critics’ Choice Awards further validated this law of style.  Kirsten Dunst kept it simple and elegant in a black Dior dress, Evan Rachel Wood looked chic in black Valentino, and Charlize Theron wore a black knit gown by Azedine Alaia.

On the Sunny Side

Elle Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen

Teen Vogue cover star Elle Fanning looked sweet in a ruffled Rodarte gown embroidered with yellow details (yes Elle, we know you love Rodarte!), and Martha Marcy May Marlene actress Elizabeth Olsen was sunny-perfect in a long-sleeve yellow dress.

The most prominent trend at the Critics’ Choice Awards was simple elegance, but those who never fail to stand out, of course, still did. Take Tilda Swinton, for example, who looked daring and bold in a black and white avant garde tuxedo by Yves Saint Laurent. Forget gowns, she was the most glamorous at the show.


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