Scarlet Women Sizzle at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Red Dress At Crowne Plaza

The 18th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony was a star-studded event, and the stars came out in Santa Monica, posing for photographers and strutting their stuff on the red carpet. It was a red-letter day indeed, not only for the award winners, but also for those impressing the fashion world with the best ensembles. One of the top trends spotted at the Critics’ Choice Awards this year was the red dress, and several superstars were seen rocking ravishing ruby gowns in a variety of styles. Let’s take a look at some of these “scarlet women” and who they wore…

Jessica Chastain

The Best Actress award winner was a hit with fashion critics as well as film critics in a chic jewelled dress by Prada, with a stylish beaded bow at the back. Who says red-heads shouldn’t wear red? Jessica paired her gown with Jimmy Choo shoes, and jewels by Harry Winston. This was a red-hot look for Miss Chastain – too bad the shapeless Calvin Klein gown she wore to the Golden Globes was such a disappointment…

Helen Hunt

It’s hard to believe this gorgeous lady in red is nearly 50 years old – Helen Hunt looked ravishing in a floor-length red gown by Philip Armstrong. The sleek silhouette and high neckline were classically elegant, and subtle red lace panels at the waist and neck showed a little bit of skin – just enough to look sexy without being too revealing. Helen may not have claimed the title of Best supporting Actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards, but her fashion statement was a definite winner.

Sally Field

Here’s another lady who looks decades younger than her actual age – Lincoln actress Sally Field showed that even at 66, red is radiant if you wear it right. Simple and striking, Sally’s dress was less showy than an evening gown and more like a day dress – while it suited her, critics are hoping she’ll step up the glamour as awards season continues.

Kara Hayward

The 14-year-old Moonrise Kingdomactress stepped out in a little red wool number by Prabal Gurung, with a matching chiffon blouson overlay. Kara brought a bit of va-va-voom to the very vermilion outfit with a pair of black and silver Rupert Sanderson heels.

Kerry Bishe

This rising star looked radiant in a red silk chiffon gown with long sleeves and a fishtail skirt, created by Pamela Rowland. This modest buy gorgeous style choice by the Argoactress also proved you don’t have to bare it all to look beautiful.

As awards season gets into full swing and the Critics’ Choice Awards make way for the Golden Globes and the much-anticipated Oscars, the heat is on and we’re sure to see these ladies in red rise to the occasion!

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Nicky Warner is a London-based fashion blogger; she loves awards season, when the rich and famous put on their best gowns and designer shirts and take to the red carpet.

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