Flashes of flesh are popping up all over the red carpet in the form of cut-out dresses. Stars love this look for its mix of sophistication and sexiness, and we saw plenty of skin-showing styles at the 2013 Met Gala last night. Gwen Stefani showed off her abs in Maison Martin Margiela, Solange Knowles added a pop of stomach in Kenzo, Olivia Wilde bared her belly in Calvin Klein, and Emma Watson favored asymmetry in Prabal Gurung. And that’s not all. Click to see more stars in cut-out dresses—because what’s fiercer than showing a little skin?
Midriff tops make a bold fashion statement, but it’s a statement that everyone, including Diane Kruger (in Carven and Vanessa Bruno), Miley Cyrus (in Marc Jacobs), and Selena Gomez (in Dolce & Gabbana), is loving—and Chloe Sevigny hopes it stays that way. The American Horror Story actress, who wore her own cutout creation (vintage Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld) to Barneys Celebrates 60 Years of Chloe at the department store in New York, loves the look because she believes it gives people a chance to breakout from “playing it safe” with their style. “I think that you shouldn’t be afraid of being an individual,” Sevigny told InStyle.com. “People are so afraid of criticism, especially from all of the tabloid magazines and stuff, but I think that the InStyles of the world always seem to celebrate individuality more, so I just keep that in mind.” So true, Chloe!
Plus, see more stars in the latest trends in our Look of the Day gallery.
— Judy Meepos
We saw actors honor their fellow actors at last night’s SAG Awards, but what about everything you didn’t see? We’ve rounded all the need-to-know dish right here, from cutest couples to hottest parties to best beauty looks. Get the full lowdown from the 19th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards after the jump. More
Our pick for an on-trend look that is perfect for this season’s festivities? Sequins! Take a cue from style setters like Diane Kruger (in Chanel), Hailee Steinfeld (in Erin by Erin Fetherston), Kate Bosworth (in Stella McCartney), and Jamie Chung (in Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet), by choosing a sparkly strapless or nipped waist version. The key to such luster: Pairing the look with simple accessories keeps eyes on the dress and anchors all of that shine. For more head-turning trends we love this month, turn to page 44 of InStyle’s January issue. On the go? Download the issue on your iPad, Nook, or Droid tablet!
Plus, see more holiday trends we love!
Look who played peekaboo! This week, red carpets were full of very sheer looks, with Kristen Stewart, Christa B. Allen, Teresa Palmer, and Ashley Greene all wearing see-through styles in a 48-hour time period. Stewart chose Zuhair Murad for Twilight’s London premiere, Allen worked Catherine Malandrino at GQ’s Man of the Year Awards, Palmer went bare in Emilio Pucci for Twilight’s screening in Hollywood, and Greene tried lace Wes Gordon for the CFDA Fashion Fund Award ceremony. While these looks dare to bare, the look is actually something many women can pull off. So you don’t expose too much, look for pieces with built-in coverage, like double-layer pockets and panels or strategically placed prints. Most importantly, this isn’t a grab-and-go shopping venture—the fabric has little hanger appeal, so you must try it on!
Plus, see another trend we love, black and white!
What’s black and white all over? Celebrity style this season. Stars are taking over the red carpet (and the streets!) in black-and-white ensembles, and we love the graphic color combination! Jessica Alba wore a menswear-inspired black and white number by Narciso Rodriguez to the Environmental Media Awards, Kristen Stewart followed suit in a black-and-white Balenciaga design for the AFI fest screening of her new movie, On the Road, and Cameron Diaz opted for a more feminine take on the trend with a simple satin dress by Stella McCartney at the world premiere of her movie, Gambit, in London. Meanwhile, Gwen Stefani also stepped out across the pond earlier this fall wearing black leather pants, a white turtleneck, and a black blazer. Click through the gallery to see more black-and-white looks on your favorite stars!
After just landing in stores for fall, Rag & Bone’s digital stripe print is already a big hit with stars. Mandy Moore chose the to wear the design on the label’s smoking coat to the Rag & Bone west coast flagship opening in Los Angeles, while Amy Poehler slipped into a multi-folded origami dress in the same stripes for The Wantful: Art of Giving Los Angeles event this week. We love how this pattern works for different ages and body types, which proves the power of a good print. Tell us, which would you prefer to wear—the coat or the dress? Find both pieces for $995 each at rag-bone.com.
Plus, shop for fall’s hottest coats and toppers.
With fall being a season of dark hues, we’re thrilled to see stars livening up the red carpet in bold prints. January Jones worked a pelican print Wes Gordon dress at the 41st Annual Peace Over Violence Humanitarian Awards, Michelle Pfeiffer opted for metallic Barbara Bui dress for the 8th Annual Elyse Walker Pink Party, Kerry Washington tried a tropical style by British designer Mary Katrantzou for The Details premiere, and Olivia Munn attended the Courage in Journalism Awards wearing a psychedelic patterned Peter Pilotto style. “You have to have a little bit of fun, especially with prints,” advised Katrantzou of wearing in-your-face looks. “We all need a little bit of color and humor in our lives. Wear it confidently.” Agreed! Tell us: Which of these prints would you wear?
Plus, see all of our favorite fall trends!