Style winners

Awards season kicked off this month and so far, these stars have proven winners on the red carpet

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Amy Adams, 39

Wearing a Roland Mouret dress at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Jan 16

Adams looks stunning in this pink belted column gown. The softly ruched sleeves and side-swept hair give this look a 1940s feel, but the colour keeps it modern.


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Wearing an Antonio Berardi gown at the Screen Actors Guild Award on Jan18

The Hollywood sweetheart rocks this ensemble of a gorgeous navy shade, an architectural neckline and a hint of sparkle at the waist


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Wearing a Valentino gown at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan 12

The American Hustle actress wore the heck out of the 1970s plunging neckline in the film and she continues dominating that look with this beautifully simple two-tone dress.


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Sandra Bullock, 49

Wearing a Lanvin dress at the Critics’ Choice Awards

The deep purple hue and all-over ruffles on this gown give the Gravity actress a softer silhouette. It is nicely balanced with her sleek straight hair and smoky eye make-up.


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Wearing a Lanvin gown at the Screen Actors Guild Award

A metallic green palette and a bow-like twist at the waist could be a recipe for disaster, but Bullock averts it. In fact, she looks great in this number, with the softer draping flattering her streamlined figure.


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Wearing a Roland Mouret dress at the Directors Guild of America Awards on Jan 25

A black column gown is in danger of becoming boring, but the slightly asymmetrical neckline, high slit and matte sheen – combined with a deep red lip – make the outfit look sultry instead.


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Lupita Nyong’o, 30

Wearing a Gucci gown at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

Colour is really the style tool of choice for the 12 Years A Slave actress. This turquoise column gown with floral neckline, and echoed in her eye shadow, really pops.


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Wearing a Calvin Klein Collection dress at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Nyong’o’s athletic figure is shown off to perfection in this bandeau-style white dress. The cut-outs provide visual interest without weighing the outfit down.


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Wearing a Ralph Lauren gown at the Golden Globe Awards

The Kenyan actress knocks it out of the park with this dramatic, sweeping number of a dress. The bold colour and silhouette are awards-worthy and the lack of embellishment lets her beauty shine.


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Helen Mirren, 68

Wearing a Jenny Packham gown at the Golden Globe Awards

The Phil Spector actress is the biggest champion in proving that age is no barrier to looking positively divine.


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Wearing a Jenny Packham gown at the Directors Guild of America Awards

The rich navy shade is a wonderful contrast to her skin tone and her asymmetrical bob provides just the right amount of youthful sass.


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Wearing an Elie Saab Couture dress at the Producers Guild of America Awards on Jan 19

All sparkle, all the time, may be Mirren’s mantra. The sheer arms of this embellished gown show off her fantastic shape


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Cate Blanchett, 44

Wearing an Armani Prive gown at the Golden Globe Awards

The Blue Jasmine star has the statuesque beauty and fashion-forward style to carry off couture creations like this layered gown with a low back.

She looks practically ethereal, an other-worldly being draped in lace.


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Wearing a Lanvin dress at the Critics’ Choice Awards

This deep teal dress might have been too simple for many actresses, but Blanchett elevates the look with her poise. The simple, straight hair also emphasises the bare elegance of the outfit.


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Emilia Clarke, 26

Wearing a Proenza Schouler gown at the Golden Globe Awards

The Game Of Thrones actress was one of the few stars to play with an interesting texture on the red carpet this year.

She keeps it youthful and fun by letting her hair down and finishing the look with a gold cuff.


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Wearing a Calvin Klein Collection dress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

This rose-gold number ripples like molten silk and fits like a second skin on Clarke, who smartly keeps the rest of her look simple.


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Taylor Swift, 24

Wearing a Carolina Herrera gown at the Golden Globe Awards

Playing up her favourite girly, retro-inspired style, the pop singer really works this two-tone dress. It fits perfectly and looks sweet without being saccharine.


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Wearing a Gucci dress at the Grammy Awards on Jan 26

Fun, sexy, sparkly, sleek. Swift hits all the right fashion notes with this short-sleeved crystal-embellished number. At an event where people tend to go too far with their dressing, she goes just far enough.


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Elisabeth Moss, 31

Wearing a J. Mendel dress at the Golden Globe Awards

This was a fashion risk for the Mad Men actress, but it paid off. The paillettes and sheer overlay give this interesting cap-sleeved silhouette a bit of an edge and separate her from the sea of voluminous gowns.


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Wearing a Michael Kors gown at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

Effortless. That best describes how Moss looks in this simple gown with the sweetheart neckline. The red colour, silhouette and contrasting belt are all very flattering.