We haven't really officially entered into that special time of year—Awards Show Season—but the Critics Choice Awards last night gave us a preview of what we might be seeing more of, come January and February. Personally, I thought almost everyone looked not that great. Aside from the Canadian Ryan collision that stopped hearts throughout America, the fashions ranged from horrifying (Bella Thorne, I'm looking at you) to totally boring (Emma Stone, why!?).
However, I didn't come here to lament what could have been, but to celebrate the few exceptionally dressed women who looked sexy, stylish, seasonally appropriate (!) and inspiring as hell. Yes, they are side-by-side above, but let's get into the specifics shall we?
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EVAN RACHEL WOOD IN ALTUZZARA
The first thing I will say about this suit is that I really wish it was velvet. However, it fits her perfectly, and the belt is a really nice finishing touch. Her pants are an interesting slim cut that's neither skinny nor flared—and I'm into it. Her makeup is subtle and so pretty, which allows her interesting short hair to stand out. I have to say I am really grateful to Westworld for bringing her back and reminding me that whoa ERW is stupid pretty—but also I can never forget that she once dated Marilyn Manson. On a separate note, do we think that her choice to rock a suit is a subtle nod to Dolores' style switch-up from prarie princess to gun-slinging cowgirl, when she becomes the badass hero of the whole damn show? Just a thought.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS IN LOUIS VUITTON
Ms. Williams has a long-standing relationship as one of the faces of Louis Vuitton, so it doesn't surprise me that she's sporting one of their dresses here. Every time someone wears Louis Vuitton on the red carpet, I have to remind myself that they don't only make accessories. Anyone else? Anyway, I have always had a thing for more conservative dresses on the red carpet—which is part of why I absolutely adore this crewneck sleeveless shift. I also love the texture and the surprising length! This could have easily worked as a floor-length gown, but it really works in this funky cropped length, don't you think?
PORTIA DOUBLEDAY IN JENNY PACKHAM
So first of all, I have no idea who this woman is. Upon googling, it appears that she is on that show everyone is talking about that I haven't gotten around to watching yet—Mr. Robot. Good for her! Even better for her? This incredible Jenny Packham dress. I love the black and silver combo (similar to Michelle Williams, naturally), and I also (once again) love the conservative cut with that high neck and long sleeve. I just think this silhouette is so elegant and classy, and I have to say—to have your red carpet sh*t this together this early in the game is a good sign for my new friend Portia Doubleday. Perhaps I'll start watching Mr. Robot over the holidays...
CONSTANCE ZIMMER IN JOHN PAUL ATAKER
Okay so are you guys watching UnReal? I devoured the first season (via Hulu) earlier this year and I am completely obsessed. It is just a seriously amazing show, and I absolutely loved seeing Constance Zimmer being so firey in this post-Entourage role. Speaking of firey—this dress! I have never heard of this designer John Paul Ataker, but he deserves a serious pat on the back because this look is killer. The high neck is sort of a nod to the insane turtleneck trend that's dominating us normal gals' wardrobes this winter, but the keyhole cutout adds a hint of sexy. It also doesn't hurt that Constance is hosting a very serious gun show for which I would really like to buy tickets.
That's it! Those four women really pleased me, and everyone else was either predictable, boring or bad if you ask me. And maybe you didn't ask, but you made it to the end of this post so you're hearing it anyway! To conclude, lets all just gaze upon this image of Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds posing for the DILF fantasy money shot of my dreams.
Image credits: New York magazine, Popsugar