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It’s time to dress to impress

With awards season upon us, Fleur Stevens gives you a rundown of some of the best dress looks, fresh off the red carpet

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What do most girls love more than anything? Diamonds? Chocolate? Dresses? Quite possibly it’s all three, but dresses are the highlight of the moment.

Every girly girl has a number of statement dresses in her collection, whether that’s a sexy LBD or a cute, flowy, floral piece. As a lover of dresses myself, there is always one time of the year I am most excited for (apart from Christmas, of course!)… AWARD SEASON.

As soon as the celebrities roll out onto the infamous red carpet, you know you’re going to be blown away by the dazzling and enchanting dresses they’ve picked for the occasion. Last year, I remember the beautiful blues of the Ellie Saab collection and the more unusual mustard colour that I soon found out was a favourite colour of mine (or that might have just been because it looked amazing on Gigi Hadid).

Alicia Vikander

This year was no expection. One lady who has stood out in the wardrobe department has to be Alicia Vikander. Everytime she goes on stage to collect her award, dress lovers everywhere are going crazy for her couture. Her most recent sequined Louis Vuitton dress was one that really stood out to me; the mixture of beautiful earth tones makes for an almost magical feel that I think could not have suited her more.

Try this style with this Rare dress (£20) or find the original image here; http://www.vogue.co.uk/spy/celebrity-photos/2016/01/31/sag-awards-2016-red-carpet

Photo: Rare

Photo: Rare

Brie Larson

Another celebrity whose dress sense is to die for is Brie Larson. Like the trends of last year, she wore a blue Versace gown. Although it has brought about some controversy, I personally think she could not have chosen a better gown. The shaping was unusual but classic, and the colour was different to the popular pinks and greens of the season; a winning combination. As icy blues and silvers dominated the red carpet last year, it’s nice to see someone stick to what they know. Sairose Rohan and Jennifer Aniston also stuck with icy blue colours.

If you like this style, we recommend this Asos beauty (£45). See the original dress here; http://www.vogue.co.uk/spy/celebrity-photos/2016/01/31/sag-awards-2016-red-carpet

Photo: Asos

Photo: Asos

Rachel McAdams

As far as dresses go, red has to be one of my favourite colours. It’s bold, sexy, and makes a statement—a bit like Rachel McAdams herself. Her beautiful maroon-coloured dress brought some sexiness to the red carpet, and no one could have done it better. I love the fact that it’s extravagant but subtle at the same time, and I honestly believe Noah would approve.

Steal her style with this budget friendly Missguided number (£30). Alternatively, you can window-shop the fabulous gown here; http://www.vogue.co.uk/spy/celebrity-photos/2016/01/18/critics-choice-awards-2016

Photo: Missguided

Photo: Missguided

This year, I feel like a lot more celebrities are daring to be bold. With the rise of brighter and pastel (icy) colours, I think this has been the best year yet. Good luck, 2017.

However, it wasn’t just the ladies making a statement and turning heads. The men have been on top form this year. Leonardo DiCaprio, John Hamm, and Kit Harrington have all stood out in their classic black tuxedos; a look that will never go out of style.