2015 Red Carpet Fashion Trends

The film awards season (November – February)  has been and gone, and has graciously left behind some fabulous new trends. From feisty reds to statement jewellery, gorgeous textures to embellished gowns, we saw it all on the red carpet over past the busy four months. Of course we also saw a few shockers that shouldn’t be repeated (think Golden Globes: Lana Del Rey’s crinkly turquoise number and Taryn Manning’s unshapely black gown), but we’ll leave those for another time.

Instead, let’s concentrate on the top trends from the 2015 red carpets:

Red

What colour perfectly complements the red carpet? More shades of red of course! Many stars paid homage to the fabric underfoot and stepped out in rich, modern and feisty shades of red. The look brought some excitement to the 2015 award season, and showed that bold can be great when worn with confidence.

Standout reds included: Gone Girl’s Rosamund Pike, Fifty Shades of Grey starDakota Johnson, and the form-fitting red Miu Miu dress worn by House of Cards star Kate Mara. Solange Knowles also divided fashion critics with her choice of a crimson Christian Siriano creation.

Pale

On the other end of the colour scale, pale shades were also a common choice, particularly at the Oscars. Stars choosing to embrace pastels included: new mum Zoe Saldana, who showed off her post-baby body in a custom blush Atelier Versace dress, Gwyneth Paltrow in a sleek silk-crepe Ralph & Russo number, and Jennifer Aniston is a beautiful one-shoulder beaded creation from Atelier Versace.

While not everyone was convinced by the floral detailing on Paltrow, her choice of a $3 million 55.9-carat ring and $425,000 Fire Phoenix earrings more than made up for it.

Sparkle and lace

The red carpet wouldn’t be the same without a bit of sparkle, and that was certainly delivered with a number of glitzy, sequined dresses such as Jennifer Lopez’s Ellie Saab dress. So on the money was she with this dress, that Robert Duvall’s wife – actress Luciana Duvall – wore practically the same one! Both women kept their jewellery simple, opting to wear just a pair of diamond drop earrings.

Monochrome

Reese Witherspoon rarely puts a foot wrong, and the 2015 Oscars was no exception. The Wild star looked stunning in a black and white Tom Ford Gown and diamond cluster earrings, but she wasn’t the only one to wear monochrome on the red carpet. Patricia Arquette also looked fabulous, as did Katie Cassidy at the Golden Globes.

Statement necklaces

If there was a statement to be made at the Oscars and Golden Globes, it was that statement jewellery can look incredible! Cate Blanchett’s turquoise Tiffany & Co. bib necklace made her Golden Globes black Maison Martin Margiela gown pop, and Margot Robbie’s diamond, sapphire and beaded blue tassel piece by Van Cleef & Arpels added a sexy element to her already hot Saint Laurent dress.

These two Aussies showed the world that Australia knows how to wear jewellery!

Texture

 

When Lupita Nyong’o stepped out in a custom white and ivory pearl and crystal hand-sewn Calvin Klein Collection dress, she certainly turned heads. The exquisite dimensional dress, combined with simple Chopard diamond earrings, made the 12 Years a Slave star shine at the Oscars.

Laura Prepon also made an entrance with her Golden Globes dress of black with feather detailing at the bottom of the dress, which flowed into an elegant train.

Lime green

Two of Hollywood’s most loved redheads stepped onto the Academy Awards red carpet wearing an unusual shade of soft lime green, which surprisingly worked beautifully. Both Emma stone and Nicole Kidman wore lime embellished gowns, with Kidman breaking it up with a soft red belt.

Midnight blue and gold

When Rita Ora arrived at the Oscars to perform Grateful, she came assisted with extra security to protect her jewellery. Wearing a stunning midnight blue Marchesa Gown with gold embellishments, the freshly blonde singer was worried she’d lose her gold and crystal chandelier earrings between changes.

Also in midnight blue and gold was Hannah Bagshawe, who opted for a very regal Alexander McQueen gown to complement her beau Eddie Redmayne’s blue suit.

Yellow

Muted yellow was a popular choice on the 2015 red carpet, with the best examples coming from Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Leslie Mann.

Naomi Watts also looked amazing, choosing to team her yellow Gucci gown with a stunning Bulgari Serpenti necklace. The snake-shaped necklace features two pear-shaped diamonds set in white gold for the eyes as well as 76 carats of pavé diamonds, making it one of the most standout jewellery pieces of the whole season.

Metallic

Popular at the Golden Globes, a number of stars stepped out in metallic numbers, including Julianne Moore in Givenchy and Dakota Johnson in Chanel. Both actresses teamed their dresses with large sparkling rings, while Reese Witherspoon (also in metallic), opted for a chunky silver bangle.

Kate Beckinsale wowed the crowd with her metallic silver and bronze dress, and her chandelier earrings were the perfect accessory to draw attention to her gorgeous up-do.

And so the awards season is over for another year – what new trends will hit the stores after this?